ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE - ART

Mondrian and De Stijl

Art | December 30, 2020

Holland at the beginning of the last century was the birthplace of a totally new form of art, an abstract art based on strict relations between rectangular forms, color planes, and straight lines. In October 1917, during the First World War, a group of young artists in neutral Holland joined forces to create a magazine. Called De Stijl, it presented and promoted this new, innovative art. Read more


The Fullness of Color: 1960s…

Art | December 28, 2020

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting reflects the museum's historical engagement with this artistic period, and, while far from comprehensive, seeks to provide a point of departure for future collection growth that may further illustrate the richness of 20th-century painting. Read more


Sweet Land of Funk

Art | December 28, 2020

Sweet Land of Funk, currently on view on the third floor of the Museum's Katz Wing for Modern Art, explores the art movements of 1950s San Francisco. A survey of more than 20 works from the Museum's modern and contemporary art collections by Funk and figurative Bay Area artists, including Viola Frey, Jay DeFeo, Bruce Nauman, Richard Diebenkorn, and Manuel Neri, the special installation creates a sense of the City by the Bay, Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond during the storied period of Beat poets and bohemians, of Haight and "Howl," and of counter-culture that questioned conformity, ongoing military conflicts, the disparity of wealth, and other social issues that would fuel the revolution of the Baby Boomer generation. Read more


Garden of life. Teien Museum

Art | December 24, 2020

We have long adapted to the unrelenting environment on our ever-changing planet, evolving from a single lifeform that emerged eons ago to eventually acquire extraordinary knowledge. Nonetheless, enveloped by virtual reality in our daily lives, we are prone to forget that we ourselves are also a part of nature. Today, as the coronavirus compels us to chart a new relationship with nature, art can serve as a means for us to rediscover the senses we instinctively possess. Read more


My Generation – The Jablonka…

Art | December 23, 2020

With this exhibition, the Albertina Museum presents the most recent addition to its holdings: the collection of Rafael and Teresa Jablonka, which, comprising more than 400 works, ranks among the most distinguished collections of American and German art of the 1980s. Rafael Jablonka was born in Poland in 1952. After moving to Germany and taking the detour of working as an exhibition curator, he subsequently founded Galerie Jablonka with venues in Cologne, Berlin, and Zurich, eventually turning from a renowned art dealer into an important and passionate collector. Read more


Grass Drama. Julian Yi-Zhong Hou

Art | December 23, 2020

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents Grass Drama, the first solo exhibition in a major public gallery by Vancouver-based artist Julian Yi-Jong Hou. Incorporating textiles, sound, performance, spoken word, drawing and sculpture, Hou's practice is expansive and roving. Read more


STARS. Mori Art Museum

Art | December 19, 2020

The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, is proud to present STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World from Friday, July 31, 2020, to Sunday, January 3, 2021. The decades of postwar economic growth were punctuated in Japan by a series of national events including the Olympics and World Expo, as the country began to turn its gaze outward once more. Read more


Eiko Ishioka: Blood, Sweat, and…

Art | December 18, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) is pleased to present the world's first large-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Eiko Ishioka (1938-2012), an internationally renowned art director and designer who ignited with her work a new era in various fields including advertising, theater, cinema, and graphic design. Read more


Sheila Hicks. MAK Vienna

Art | December 15, 2020

Dynamic, sensually enticing, infinitely colorful, delicately intimate, and often monumental and space-defining: the fabrics, sculptures, and installations of artist Sheila Hicks challenge traditional notions of art and explore new territories. Read more


THE VISION OF FANTASY THAT…

Art | December 12, 2020

Yayoi Kusama Museum is pleased to present an exhibition, THE VISION OF FANTASY THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN IS THIS SPLENDOR, starting from July 30. This exhibition presents recent and new works by Yayoi Kusama created over the past ten years with the theme of her diverse visions, consisting of twenty-two works that are shown for the first time in Japan or anywhere in the world. Read more


NIÑO DE ELCHE. Invisible Auto…

Art | December 9, 2020

Niño de Elche is one of the most heterodox artists on the Spanish cultural scene. Recognized for his principal facet as a singer, his work encompasses the search for new ways to unite such disparate disciplines as flamenco, performance art, electronic music or rock. Read more


Rolls-Royce for Dream Commission

Art | December 8, 2020

Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, today reveals the four moving-image artists, shortlisted for its inaugural flagship initiative, the Dream Commission. The Dream Commission is a biennial prize, awarded to inspire greatness and foster creativity in the media of moving-image. Artists Sondra Perry (USA), Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (Puerto Rico), Martine Syms (USA) and Zhou Tao (China) Read more


Pieter Vermeersch. Galerie Perrotin

Art | December 6, 2020

There are, it seems, hundreds of ways to make art, and probably a few less to make painting. Pop then minimal, neo-expressionist then Bad, and neo-geo at the same time, painting has successively invested an exciting litany of conceptions in previous decades - it even appears that only recently it was in a "zombie" state. Read more


Total Space

Art | December 5, 2020

The exhibition Total Space at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich invites visitors to immerse themselves in an overall sensory experience of space. Five design studios have created spaces for active discovery especially for the novel exhibition. While virtual formats are increasingly expanding the museum into the digital space these days - a trend Read more


MOT Annual 2020 Invisible Powers

Art | December 2, 2020

MOT Annual is a group exhibition featuring young Japanese artists that invites inquiry and discussion by focusing on a particular aspect of contemporary art. The 16th MOT Annual will look at the workings of invisible powers in nature and society that affect people and things, through four artists and an artist duo who attempt to reconstruct the mechanisms behind such powers. Invisible powers are at work around us producing a complex world. Read more


Roni Horn. You are the…

Art | November 22, 2020

New York artist Roni Horn first traveled to Iceland in 1975, at the age of twenty. Since then she has regularly visited the Nordic volcanic island, which has acquired a particular importance for her work. Read more


Claire Tabouret. Lockdown self-portraits

Art | November 19, 2020

Perrotin Tokyo is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based French artist Claire Tabouret. On view is a new series of intimate portraits of herself, created during the lockdown. Read more


STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from…

Art | November 17, 2020

STARS combines an emphasis on immersive large-scale installations and powerful video works, with archival displays, offering insight into the history of Japanese contemporary art and the careers of individual artists, stimulating the viewer’s senses and thirst for knowledge. The exhibition offers a close-up experience of the kind unique to contemporary art, made possible by the immediacy of the museum setting. Read more


Charlotte Posenenske. Work in progress

Art | November 15, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean presents Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress. The exhibition traces the evolution of the pioneering work of Charlotte Posenenske (b. 1930, Wiesbaden; d. 1985, Frankfurt am Main) during the years 1956-68, a short but prolific period when she was active as an artist. Read more


Uncanny Valley: Being Human in…

Art | November 13, 2020

What are the invisible mechanisms of current forms of artificial intelligence (AI)? How is AI impacting our personal lives and socioeconomic spheres? How do we define intelligence? How do we envision the future of humanity? As technological innovation continues to shape our identities and societies, the question of what it means to be or remain human has become the subject of fervent debate. Taking advantage of the de Young museum's proximity to Silicon Valley, Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI arrives as the first major exhibition in the US to explore the relationship between humans and intelligent machines through an artistic lens. Read more


LINDY LEE: MOON IN A…

Art | November 9, 2020

The exhibition titled "Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop", brings together over 70 works from across four decades of the artist’s practice. It is the most comprehensive survey exhibition of the artist’s work to date with significant loans from public and private collections, as well as rarely seen works from the artist’s personal collection. The exhibition begins with Lee’s early photocopy works and wax paintings moving through to recent large-scale installations and sculptures. Read more


IMMATERIAL / RE-MATERIAL: A BRIEF…

Art | November 8, 2020

From September 26, 2020 to January 17, 2021, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents “Immaterial/Re-material: A Brief History of Computing Art,” a wide-ranging overview of the evolution of computing art from the 1960s to the present, exploring topics that span from machine-learning aesthetics to digital object-hood and technological discontent. The exhibition defines its area of focus not simply as digital art in general, but art-making that actively engages with the algorithms and generative logics that undergird the field of computing. Curator Jerome Neutres, in collaboration with UCCA curator Ara Qiu, brings together more than 70 works by more than 30 artists, from early pioneers of computing art to leading digital practitioners, as well as emerging Chinese artists. The show’s title pays tribute to Jean-Francois Lyotard’s groundbreaking 1985 exhibition “Les Immatériaux,” which conceived of a new mode of materiality that echoed advances in telecommunications technology. Read more


The dream from the other…

Art | November 5, 2020

The SAM Mini Mobile Museum, a travelling art exhibition held in partnership with the National Library Board, continues with its latest commission - The Dream from the Other Side by Singaporean artist Melissa Tan. The exhibition will start at Woodlands Regional Library from 28 October to 13 December 2020, and travel to Jurong and Tampines regional libraries from between 16 December 2020 to 21 March 2021. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: KADER ATTIA

Art | November 4, 2020

Kader Attia (b. 1970, France), grew up in Paris and in Algeria. Preceding his studies at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and at Escola Massana, Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona, he spent several years in Congo and in South America. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: JAN FABRE

Art | October 29, 2020

Jan Fabre (b. 1958, Antwerp) is regarded both in Belgium and abroad as one of the most innovative and versatile personalities in the contemporary international art scene. Over the past 40 years, he has made his mark as a visual artist, theatre artist and author. He describes himself as a consilience artist, someone who is constantly searching for bridges between different disciplines. Read more


Life on Tralfamadore

Art | October 27, 2020

Tralfamadore is the name of the imaginary planet described in great detail in many of science-fiction author Kurt Vonnegut's novels, including his most acclaimed work "Slaughterhouse n. 5". Billions of light years from the earth and surrounded by an atmosphere lethal for humans, this celestial body is inhabited by alien creatures who believe in a circular conception of time in which past, present and future exist simultaneously. Tralfamadorians therefore have the ability to experience reality in four dimensions and are able to see along the timeline of the Universe. Read more


HAEGUE YANG: STRANGE ATTRACTORS

Art | October 25, 2020

This autumn Tate St Ives will stage Strange Attractors, the UK’s largest exhibition to date by celebrated South Korean artist Haegue Yang. Yang is renowned for creating immersive environments from a diverse range of materials. Her sculptures and installations often use industrially made objects, interwoven with labour-intensive and craft-based processes. These processes reflect pagan cultures and their deep connection with various seasonal rituals in relation to natural phenomena. Read more


Op Art in Focus

Art | October 25, 2020

Tate Liverpool presents Op Art in Focus, a dazzling free display that celebrates the development of optical art. Featuring work by artists including Bridget Riley (b. 1931), and Victor Vasarely (1908-1997), the display also explores the movement’s legacy and influence on contemporary art, as demonstrated in the work of artists such as Damien Hirst (b. 1965) and Angela Bulloch (b. 1966). Read more


Brian Clarke: The Art of…

Art | October 24, 2020

An immersive exhibition of more than 100 works of stained glass, compositions in lead, and related drawings will showcase British artist Brian Clarke as one of the most important artists working in stained glass, at once a leader in new technology and a brilliant aesthetic innovator. Since the early 1970s, Clarke has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent architects to create stained-glass designs and installations for hundreds of projects worldwide. Read more


BANKSY: A VISUAL PROTEST

Art | October 23, 2020

Over 90 works, in a rigorous exposition itinerary, illustrate Banksy's world. The 16th-century architecture of the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome becomes a setting for the “unknown” artist who has charmed the world through works steeped in irony, denunciation, politics, intelligence, and protest. From ''Love is in the Air'' to ''Girl with Balloon''; from ''Queen Vic'' to ''Napalm'', from ''Toxic Mary'' to ''HMV'', from the press runs for the book ''Wall & Piece'' to the projects for vinyl and CD covers. ''I was pretty bad with the spray can, so I started cutting out the stencils''. Banksy's own words provide some indications as to the technique he most frequently uses. On display, thanks to stencilling: paper or canvas prints, along with a selection of unique works executed using different techniques: oil or acrylic on canvas, spray on canvas, stencils on metal or concrete, painted polymeric sculptures or varnished bronze ones. Read more