ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE - ART

REN HANG, PHOTOGRAPHY

Art | October 22, 2020

Flesh, corpses, souls and bland flashlights, all composite into seconds or milliseconds of lights and shadows, projecting onto the film that never knows how to lie. Focus gathering and the shutter releasing, connecting his unpretentious, rebellious, wild and free perspectives towards the naked human body. The images look so natural, yet fun and unexpected. One soul after another all blossom like a newborn baby, urging to crawl out of his mother's womb, dying to be redefined. In this era that we live in, being censored by the Chinese government has almost become a stamp of approval for contemporary artists. Ren Hang, a young man with a mature look and tanned skin, hair as short as a Chinese soldiers', always carrying an irresistibly cute and innocent smile on his cheeks. He is, perhaps, the sole artist and photographer with the most edgy outlook towards the naked human body. Read more


Phanos Kyriacou: at. this moment

Art | October 19, 2020

MACRO presents at. this moment, the first solo show by the Cypriot artist Phanos Kyriacou in Italy. The exhibition is part of SUPPLEMENT, a series of projects-exhibitions and other initiatives-that offer free digressions from the formats of Museum for Preventive Imagination, launching in December. Read more


Sarah Sza. Night into Day

Art | October 16, 2020

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sze currently lives and works in New York. In 1999, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain offered her a large solo show. Sarah Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and many of her works are held in the collections of prestigious institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, as well as The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Read more


Paweł Althamer, Artur Żmijewski. The…

Art | October 16, 2020

At the exhibition The Ultimate Song by Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmijewski we present a selection of 20 collages created between 2017 and 2019. The artists, both graduates of Grzegorz Kowalski's studio and dedicated to Oskar Hansen's concept of the Open Form, debuted in the 1990s. They have been part of the canon of Polish and world art ever since. They have kept in touch with each other after graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and they remain friends, working together and presenting joint exhibitions. Read more


Why Is It Hard to…

Art | October 12, 2020

This summer MO Museum in Vilnius opens a new exhibition Why Is It Hard to Love?. It is curated by innovative Dutch multimedia artist and director Saskia Boddeke and one of the most original filmmakers of our times Peter Greenaway. Read more


STORYTELLING EXHIBITION BY LIU YE

Art | October 11, 2020

Fondazione Prada presents “Storytelling”, a solo show by Chinese painter Liu Ye curated by Udo Kittelmann. On view from 30 January 2020 to 10 January 2021, it takes place in Nord gallery at Fondazione Prada’s Milan venue. Read more


Jacques Henri Lartigue. The Invention…

Art | October 8, 2020

The Invention of Happiness is the most extensive retrospective ever to be organized in Italy devoted to French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), curated by Marion Perceval and Charles-Antoine Revol, respectively director and project manager of the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Denis Curti, artistic director of La Casa dei Tre Oci, is organized by Civita Tre Venezie and promoted by Fondazione di Venezia, in close collaboration with the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue in Paris with the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture. Read more


BARBARA KASTEN. WORK

Art | October 5, 2020

Over the past five decades, the American artist Barbara Kasten (b. 1936, lives and works in Chicago) has created an impressive body of work, at the center of which are her photographs. The exhibition Barbara Kasten. Works presents a comprehensive museal overview of her work for the first time in Europe — from early sculptures and photograms via her constructivist photographs to the most recent video installations. Read more


FEATURED ARTIST: LIU BOLIN

Art | October 3, 2020

Liu Bolin was born in 1973 in Shandong, China and studied sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, graduating with an MFA in 2001. Better known as 'The Invisible Man' in media circles. Read more


PETER LINDBERGH: UNTOLD STORIES

Art | October 2, 2020

Untold Stories is the first ever survey exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself. Born in 1944 and raised in Duisburg, the German photographer spent two years working on an uncompromising collection of 140 photographs that will offer a deep insight into his extensive oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980's to the present day. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of Peter Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing this master's highly personal approach to his work. 'The first time I saw my photographs on the walls of the exhibition mock-up, I was startled, but in a positive way. It was overwhelming to be thus confronted with who I am.', Lindbergh explained in an interview for the catalogue in June 2019. The show at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) offers an extensive, first-hand look at images that are usually short-lived; being mostly commissioned and published by monthly magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone, W Magazine or the Wall Street Journal. Read more


SENDING AND RECEIVING. MATTHEW RONAY

Art | October 2, 2020

Perrotin Shanghai is pleased to present Sending and Receiving, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Matthew Ronay, his first presentation in our Shanghai gallery. Comprised of eight new sculptures, fashioned in polychromed basswood, they are meticulously hand carved and dyed with a phosphorescent palette. Manifesting a decades-long interest in phenomenology, the works are derived from Ronay's interactions with his subconscious, which reflect myriad impressions, ranging from the legacy of abstract art and ritualistic habits to the relationship between the body and other organic forms. Read more


Manifesta 13 Marseille New Dates

Art | September 29, 2020

The Artistic Team (Katerina Chuchalina, Stefan Kalmár, Alya Sebti) of Manifesta 13 Marseille’s central exhibition Traits d’union.s announces its 47 participants and an exhibition devised into 6 plots: The Home, The Refuge, The Almshouse, The Port, The Park and The School. Read more


CARLO BENVENUTO, THE ORIGINAL

Art | September 26, 2020

An important exhibition marks the reopening of the Mart and its new season. One of the most important artists of our generation to emerge at the beginning of the new millennium, Carlo Benvenuto is the author of a refined and disorientating metaphysic perception of everyday life. Read more


Doha by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

Art | September 25, 2020

The spanish photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro has depicted the latest on new city planning and architectural trends in the Qatari desert. Most of these images depict the moment in transition of these "surreal" structures before being completed. Read more


BOCHNER BOETTI FONTANA

Art | September 23, 2020

Curated by Mel Bochner in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art, This Special Exhibition Examines Parallel Artistic Movements in the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S. and Italy through the artwork of Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, and Lucio Fontana. Cold Spring, NY – August 24, 2020 – This fall, Magazzino Italian Art opens a special exhibition examining the formal, conceptual, and procedural affinities in the work of Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, and Lucio Fontana. Curated by Bochner in collaboration with Magazzino, the exhibition marks the first presentation to consider the American artist’s extensive, yet overlooked, engagement with the practices of Fontana and Boetti, as well as with Italian art at large. Bochner Boetti Fontana offers, through the artist’s perspective, a number of resonances between his work and that of the Italian and Italian-Argentine artists: an exploration of systems, language, and materials; and a sense of irony and humor, often and especially shared by Arte Povera and Conceptualism, as all these works opened the work of art onto the space of display. Read more


UNTITLED, 2020. THREE PERSPECTIVES ON…

Art | September 20, 2020

Punta della Dogana presents the collective exhibition 'Untitled, 2020. Three perspectives on the art of the present', conceived and curated by Caroline Bourgeois, artist and art historian Muna El Fituri and artist Thomas Houseago. Conceived specifically for the spaces of Punta della Dogana, ‘Untitled, 2020. Three perspectives on the art of the present’ is the fruit of discussion and dialogue between the three curators, who are linked by longstanding personal and professional relationships. Read more


HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. LE GRAND JEU

Art | September 19, 2020

Palazzo Grassi presents 'Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu', co-organised with the Bibliothèque nationale de France and in collaboration with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibition is a unique project based on the Master Collection created in 1973 by Cartier-Bresson at the request of his art collector friends Dominique and John de Menil, for which the photographer carefully selected the 385 best images from his contact sheets. Six sets of this extraordinary collection of the photographer’s work were printed and are conserved at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the University of Fine Arts in Osaka, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Menil Collection in Houston as well as at the Pinault Collection and at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. Read more


El Anatsui: Triumphant scale

Art | September 17, 2020

El Anatsui is one of the most important contemporary artists of his generation. The Kunstmuseum Bern is mounting the largest exhibition of the work of the Ghanaian artist so far. His sculptures upend traditional categories and reflect the (post-)colonial relationship between Europe, Africa and the New World. The exhibition focuses on the monumentality of El Anatsui's work and encompasses every media in the artist’s prodigious fifty-year career. "We are proud and happy to be able show this truly splendid exhibition. El Anatsui's art leaves no one untouched, and we look forward to the engagement and the encounters that will take place at the Kunstmuseum Bern". [Nina Zimmer, Director, Kunstmuseum Bern – Zentrum Paul Klee] Read more


Photography’s Last Century

Art | September 13, 2020

Opening March 10, 2020, the exhibition Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last hundred years through the magnificent promised gift to The Met of more than 60 extraordinary photographs from Museum Trustee Ann Tenenbaum and her husband, Thomas H. Lee, in honor of the Museum's 150th anniversary in 2020. Read more


Olafur Eliasson at MOT

Art | September 11, 2020

“I am holding a small power station in my hand with sunshine I brought from Berlin to Japan,” said Olafur Eliasson at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) in April 2019, as he illuminated his surroundings using a Little Sun lamp - a solar-powered mobile light he created to provide clean, affordable energy to those without access to electricity. MOT is pleased to announce Eliasson’s upcoming solo exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge, the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first exhibition in Japan in ten years. Read more


HEALING

Art | September 7, 2020

Perrotin Seoul is pleased to present Healing, an exhibition of works –old and new– by Kaikai Kiki artists Takashi Murakami, Mr., MADSAKI, TENGAone, Kasing Lung, Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Emi Kuraya, ob, Otani Workshop, Yuji Ueda and Shin Murata. Read more


PEDRO REYES. RETURN TO SENDER

Art | September 7, 2020

For his works, Pedro Reyes (b. 1972 in Mexico City) uses architecture, sculpture, video, performance, and participation to promote collective and individual power of action in political, social, ecological, and educational situations. Read more


BRIGITTE WALDACH: SHIMMER AND SHINE

Art | September 3, 2020

The Berlin artist, Brigitte Waldach, has been awarded the Marta Prize of the Wemhöner Stiftung 2020. The former master student of Georg Baselitz convinced the jury with the clear design vocabulary and thematic depth of her works. Read more


BRUCE NAUMAN: CONTRAPPOSTO STUDIES

Art | September 2, 2020

Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana presents a major exhibition dedicated to the US artist Bruce Nauman (1941, Indiana, USA), entitled "Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies", and curated by Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Caroline Bourgeois, curator at Pinault Collection, in close collaboration with the artist. The show is scheduled to open on March 21st, 2021 at Punta della Dogana and will remain open until 9 January 2022. The exhibition in Venice is focused on a series of recent video installation that Nauman has developed in the last five years and are related to a single channel video from 1968, "Walk with Contrapposto". The show includes a comprehensive survey of that series along with a number of earlier performances, installations and videos that provide the overall context for the recent work. From the 1960s to today, Bruce Nauman has constantly experimented with different artistic languages – from photography to performance, sculpture and video – to explore and mine their potentialities in a body of work that relentlessly explores the human condition while interrogating the very definition of what constitutes artistic practice. Read more


Extra Large at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Art | August 30, 2020

For the first time in the Netherlands, Kunsthal Rotterdam is presenting a large-scale retrospective of imposing tapestries based on designs by renowned artists like Picasso, Le Corbusier, Miró, Vasarely and Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition ‘Extra Large’ focuses on a period of a hundred years, with tapestries made directly after the First World War up until now, and reveals a virtually unknown aspect in the bodies of work of many modern and contemporary artists. Read more


Public Sounds | Oslo Biennalen

Art | August 28, 2020

Over the course of history, our cities have been shaped by disease, by war, by migration, by weather, by trauma, and the twenty-first century is no different. Curated by Eva González-Sancho Bodero and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024 has set out, through a five-year programme, to explore the unusual contexts and questions deriving from art in public space. With all of us now living in socially distanced self-isolation and taking into consideration official guidance related to Covid-19, the biennial programme continues to investigate the subtle and myriad ways in which people encounter art in public space and the public sphere. The spring programme started with an exploration of sound environments with works by Norwegian artists Alexander Rishaug and Øystein Wyller Odden. Read more


CHEN ZHEN. SHORT-CIRCUITS

Art | August 27, 2020

From 15 October 2020 to 21 February 2021, Pirelli HangarBicocca presents Short-circuits a retrospective exhibition curated by Vicente Todolì, devoted to Chen Zhen, one of the leading fig*ures of contemporary art. Celebrated by the world’s most important museums, the artist managed to bridge the gap between the art of the East and that of the West, with works of great visual impact that anticipate the socio-political complexities of today, addressing themes such as globalisation and consumerism, and their relationship with tradition. The display includes more than twenty large-scale installations created by the artist in the last ten years of his life, until 2000, with numerous loans from major Italian and international institutions and collections. Read more


Geumhyung Jeong: Upgrade in Progress

Art | August 20, 2020

Fondazione Modena Arti Visive is delighted to present Upgrade in Progress, the first solo exhibition by Geumhyung Jeong to be shown in an Italian contemporary art institution. Curated by Diana Baldon, the exhibition has opened at the Palazzina dei Giardini on 18 May 2020. The exhibition presents a new site-specific commission by Fondazione Modena Arti Visive connected to the most recent project by the Korean artist. Read more


LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE

Art | August 18, 2020

Tate Britain will present the first major survey of the work of British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977). Widely considered to be one of the most important figurative painters working today, Yiadom-Boakye is celebrated for her enigmatic oil paintings of human subjects who are entirely imagined by the artist. This exhibition will bring together around 80 paintings and works on paper spanning almost two decades, including works from her graduate exhibition and new paintings shown for the first time. Read more


LEE BAE. THE SUBLIME CHARCOAL…

Art | August 15, 2020

Perrotin Tokyo is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Korean artist Lee Bae, based in Paris, France, and Seoul, South Korea. Often referred to as 'the artist of charcoal', Lee has been exploring the various characteristics and philosophies behind charcoal as an artistic material for nearly 30 years. With his experimental and adventurous method of exploring monochrome, he is also recognized as one of the most prominent figures of the post-Dansaekhwa period. Following his exhibition in Paris (2018) and New York (2019), Perrotin Tokyo is presenting his third solo exhibition with the gallery. Read more