ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE - ART

Perforated City

Art | July 12, 2020

Approximately one year ago, MOCA Taipei invited me to curate an exhibition themed on space. I immediately thought of the four- or five-story apartment buildings that are rather outmoded and have no elevators, which bring the dynamic relations among time, space, architecture and people into an integrated whole. Read more


Mario Merz: Time is mute

Art | July 11, 2020

Mario Merz: Time Is Mute explores the various aspects of Merz’s work through a selection of more than sixty pieces. The exhibition revisits the artistic artifacts and motifs that made him famous, as well as lesser-known projects that he made at the start and in the final years of his career. While it invites us to engage with an intense and complex visual universe, the exhibition also seeks to contribute to reverting the depoliticized and unsituated reading of his oeuvre, emphasizing its unwavering and indisputable critical intent. In a sense, the growing political, social, and environmental crisis we are facing, which calls into question the future of our world, allows us now more than ever to conceive of the symbolic nature and the relevance of Merz’s work as a critical manifesto for a new era. Read more


On Earth at Foam

Art | July 10, 2020

On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural WorldFoam, AmsterdamMarch 20 – September 02, 2020 Technological developments and the rapidly changing climate have altered our relationship to nature. Photography offers a means of observing the world and our effect upon it. But can it also act as a catalyst in adopting new ways of relating […] Read more


Trisha Baga at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Art | July 9, 2020

“the eye, the eye and the ear”, curated by Lucia Aspesi and Fiammetta Griccioli, is the first institutional show of the artist in Italy. The exhibition brings together five video installations investigating the co-dependent evolution of the body with the constantly updating image technology. It covers fifteen years of production, from her first piece There’s No “I” in Trisha (2005-2007/2020), conceived as a TV sitcom that questions the gender stereotypes of all the various characters whose roles Trisha Baga plays; to the more recent work 1620 (2020) produced specifically for this show. Like a mise en abyme, the exhibition meanders through the various media which have characterized Baga's career, ranging from VHS cassettes and DVDs to 3D devices, and is deeply rooted in her performative practice. Furthermore, the artist presents a rich selection of ceramic works produced since 2015 and six pieces from the series Seed Paintings (2017), composed of sesame seeds and foam mounted on wooden panels of varying sizes. Read more


Bettina Pousttchi – In recent…

Art | July 7, 2020

Bettina Pousttchi (*1971 in Mainz, lives in Berlin) works at the interface between sculpture, photography and architecture. Her temporary photographic interventions in public space often take up whole walls of buildings, referencing the urban or historical context of a place. Pousttchi articulates percepetions of reality in the digital age and explores the relationship between memory and history from a transnational perspective. For her exhibition “In Recent Years” at the Berlinische Galerie she has created a façade for the entire entrance zone of the museum. In addition, the first of the big exhibition halls houses an overview of her sculpture and photography, including recent works. Read more


Kris Martin | EXIT

Art | July 6, 2020

‘EXIT’ is the first Belgian retrospective dedicated to the work of Kris Martin (b. 1972, Kortrijk, Belgium). The artist is nationally recognised for ‘Altar’, his sculpture on the beach at Ostend. After having shown his work internationally for twenty years, the Belgian public is finally being given the opportunity to get to know his eloquent oeuvre in more detail. Read more


Roger Eberhard | Human Territoriality

Art | July 4, 2020

“Human Territoriality” is a selection of Roger Eberhard’s photographs of former borders, around the globe and down through the course of human history. Some of these border lines have shifted over time, by only a few hundred meters or much more, due to climate change or man-made changes in the landscape, others have vanished with the fall of mighty empires on either side. Read more


Vello Vinn: Interreflections

Art | June 24, 2020

The Kumu Art Museum hosts the exhibition Vello Vinn: Interreflections. The largest ever retrospective of the works of one of the most original Estonian graphic artists showcases the versatility and integrity of his oeuvre, displaying the imaginative imagery in Vinn’s prints, bookplates, illustrations and poster designs. The exhibition includes works by six younger artists who interact with Vello Vinn’s oeuvre through the means contemporary art. Read more


Two Thoughts by Svenja Deininger

Art | June 21, 2020

The Pattern Room at Collezione Maramotti will be housing Two Thoughts, a solo show by Svenja Deininger that brings together a series of new paintings specifically conceived for this project; they will be in dialogue with four works from the 1920s by Polish painter Władysław Strzemiński, on loan from Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Read more


Francis Bacon: Late Paintings

Art | June 18, 2020

In February 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Francis Bacon: Late Paintings. Organized by the Centre Pompidou, where it debuted in September 2019, this is the first in-depth museum consideration of Bacon's production in his final decades, and the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work to be seen in the U.S. since the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2009 retrospective in New York. The exhibition is on view in Houston from February 23 through May 25, 2020. Read more


Lee Mingwei at Gropius Bau

Art | June 15, 2020

The Gropius Bau presents the first mid-career survey in Europe by the artist Lee Mingwei (*1964, Taiwan). The exhibition 禮 Li, Gifts and Rituals proposes a new way of looking at the artist’s work: as an exploration of art’s ability to act as a transformative gift, rooted in the space of intimate experiences and encounters with others. Simultaneously Lee’s perspective encompasses the different cultures that inform his practice. This reading stems from one of Lee’s key influences, the Confucian principle of li (禮), a multifaceted term that includes the ideas of rites, rituals, gifts and rules of propriety. Li is a philosophical framework for human behaviour. Read more


Fantastic Women

Art | June 14, 2020

From February 13 to July 5, 2020, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents “Fantastic Women: Surreal Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo,” a major survey devoted to the women artists of Surrealism. Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman or wonderful dream creature - in various guises, women were the central subject of male Surrealist fantasies. Women artists initially found their way into the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the Surrealist group, as companions or models. Yet they quickly broke out of those traditional roles and confidently created independent work. Read more


Olafur Eliasson at Guggenheim Bilbao

Art | June 10, 2020

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Olafur Eliasson: In real life, a survey of the career of Olafur Eliasson (1967), one of today’s most prominent artists. Through around 30 works created between 1990 and 2020 – including sculptures, photographs, paintings, and installations – the exhibition challenges the way we navigate and perceive our environment, leading us to reflect on the urgent issues of today. Read more


JIM DINE

Art | June 9, 2020

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents one of the greatest players in American art, a man whose radical and innovative work had such a major impact on contemporary visual culture, particularly on the Italian visual culture of the 1960s. Read more


Meditations in an Emergency

Art | June 9, 2020

“Meditations in an Emergency” is the first exhibition to open in 2020 at UCCA Beijing, bringing together 26 Chinese and international artists reflecting on the role of art during a time of crisis. From May 21 to August 30, 2020, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition “Meditations in an Emergency.” The exhibition emerges in the wake of the pandemic which has created the first truly global moment of the twenty-first century. As it marks UCCA’s reopening after the longest closure in its history, since late January, the exhibition looks to art as a source of solace, reflection, and solidarity. Read more


Tomàs Saraceno. Aria

Art | June 8, 2020

From 1 June to 1 November 2020, Palazzo Strozzi is pleased to present Tomás Saraceno. Aria, a major exhibition curated by Arturo Galansino devoted to one of the world's most original and visionary contemporary artists whose multi‐disciplinary practice encompasses art, social and life sciences. Read more


NERI OXMAN: MATERIAL ECOLOGY

Art | June 6, 2020

The Museum of Modern Art presents Neri Oxman: Material Ecology, an exhibition featuring the work of architect, designer, and inventor Neri Oxman, on view from February 22. The exhibition includes seven major projects that Oxman has created in the course of her 20-year career. Read more


NIRIN REOPENS WITH EXTENDED DATE

Art | June 6, 2020

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney announced today that NIRIN, its 22nd edition, will be reopening from 16 June, with some venues opening from 1 June 2020. Following an announcement by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian that museums and galleries will be permitted to reopen in June, the Biennale of Sydney rallied partner arts organisations to extend the exhibition period for NIRIN. Read more


Countryside, The Future

Art | June 3, 2020

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the exhibition Countryside, The Future, organized in collaboration with architect Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal. Read more


THE POTENTIALITY OF DRAWING

Art | May 25, 2020

This exhibition endeavors to re-examine drawing’s potential in a number of different contexts through expression, varied in kind, that employs line as a core medium of exploration. Featured are works that demonstrate contemporary approaches to drawing. Read more


Silent Vision

Art | May 22, 2020

Modernity as the age of technical progress is characterised mainly by movement and velocity, which have also found multiple manifestations in art. At the same time, a longing for deceleration has evolved, which to this day expresses itself in ever new images of calm and quiet. Especially in times of ever increasing acceleration such as ours, the need for peace and repose seems particularly pronounced. Read more


SMOKE AND MIRRORS. THE ROARING…

Art | May 18, 2020

From 3 July to 11 October 2020 the Kunsthaus Zürich presents a major themed exhibition on the 1920s: ‘Smoke and mirrors. The Roaring Twenties. From Josephine Baker to Thomas Ruff’. For the first time since the 1970s, an art exhibition sets up a transnational dialogue between Bauhaus, Dada, New Objectivity and the design and architecture icons of modernism. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: ARNALDO POMODORO

Art | May 16, 2020

Arnaldo Pomodoro was born in Montefeltro in 1926, he spent his childhood and education in Pesaro. He lives and works in Milan since 1954. His works from the 1950s are high-reliefs where a unique and previously unknown sculptural 'writing' emerged, variously interpreted by the most important critics. In the early 1960s he turned to three-dimensional work and focused his research into the solid geometric form: spheres, discs, pyramids, cones, columns, cubes - all in burnished bronze - are lacerated, corroded, excavated in their depths, with the intention of destroying their perfection and discovering the mystery closed within. Read more


GENEALOGIES OF ART, OR THE…

Art | May 14, 2020

Devised and organized by Museo Picasso Málaga and Fundación Juan March, this exhibition looks at ways of visually narrating the history of art, or in other words, representing art history by using images and/or words as opposed to the classical and prevalent academic method involving lengthy texts. Read more


WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WIENER…

Art | May 8, 2020

The MAK exhibition "WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE" directs visitors' attention to the hitherto underappreciated women designers who significantly broadened the Wiener Werkstätte's creative spectrum. Read more


AMUSE-BOUCHE. THE TASTE OF ART

Art | May 7, 2020

Does art taste sweet, sour, bitter, salty or even umami? What role does our sense of taste play as an artistic material and in our social interactions? Museum Tinguely continues its series on the human senses in the arts that began with "Belle Haleine" (2015) and "Prière de toucher" (2016). The group exhibition "Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art" (12 May - 26 July 2020) presents artworks by some forty-five international artists from the Baroque period to the present, all of which explore our sense of taste as a dimension of aesthetic perception. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: ANTONY GORMLEY

Art | May 4, 2020

Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human beings stand in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: OLAFUR ELIASSON

Art | April 6, 2020

Olafur Eliasson's art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. He strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: JEFF KOONS

Art | April 2, 2020

Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Read more


THE MAGRITTE MACHINE

Art | March 28, 2020

The exhibition The Magritte Machine at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is the first retrospective on René Magritte (1898-1967) to be held in Madrid since the event organised by the Fundación Juan March in 1989. After its Madrid showing it will travel to the CaixaForum in Barcelona. Read more