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STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from…

Art | November 24, 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


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