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Seats of Power

Seats of PowerImage courtesy of Luca Zanier, UN Room XXIV, Geneva, 2013

Seats of Power
October 19, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Vitra Schaudepot

The Vitra Design Museum exhibition “Seats of Power” demonstrates how closely the history of chairs and sitting has always been associated with expressions of power.
The origins of the modern chair can be traced back to the thrones of antiquity. Over a long period, chairs were reserved for rulers and the upper echelons of society. This did not change until the rise of a bourgeois citizenry in modern times. With the advent of industrial furniture production in the nineteenth century, chairs finally became affordable for wider parts of the population, yet their connection with status and power remains evident up to the present day. The exhibition “Seats of Power” in the Vitra Schaudepot explores this theme with a presentation of some 20 objects from the museum’s holdings, illustrating how approaches to political, social, and economic power continue to find expression in our seating furniture. A cultural history of modern seating emerges: from authoritarian, patriarchal principles to egalitarian, participatory values; from the backroom chambers of politics and finance to democratic parliaments and designers who aim to bring about a redistribution of power with new seating designs.

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ultracontemporary

ultracontemporary Image courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

Ultracontemporary 
Phoenix Art Museum, Ellman and Lewis Galleries
October 27, 2018 – March 24, 2019

Ultracontemporary brings hyper-current fashion to Phoenix Art Museum. Featuring ensembles by renowned designers such as Gucci, Iris van Herpen, Comme des Garçons, and Yeohlee, the multimedia exhibition, which also includes runway-show footage for select collections, explores how fashion is responding to an increasingly diverse and fluid global society.

 

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#dearMoon

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#dearMoon
SpaceX Project – Space Tourism

Mid-September 2018 brought big news for science and art alike: as its first private lunar mission, Elon Musk’s company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to send artists to orbit the moon. Slated for launch in 2023 aboard the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), the “Dear Moon” project is being backed by Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who intends to take six to eight artists with a range of backgrounds, from literature to dancing to architecture.

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Exhibition – Space Shifters

Exhibition - Space ShiftersImage courtesy of Mark Blower, Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror, Blue, 2016. Installation view Hayward Gallery, London, 2018

Exhibition – Space Shifters
September 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Hayward Gallery

This major group exhibition brings together sculptures and installations that explore
perception and space.

Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of this “optical” minimalism in different ways. It also features new commissions that have been made in response to the architecture of the Hayward Gallery.

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‘Storytelling’, a solo show by Liu Ye

'Storytelling', a solo show by Liu YeImage courtesy of Haoyue Jiang, Eileen Chang, 2004, acrylic on canvas

‘Storytelling’, a solo show by Liu Ye
November 10, 2018 – January 20, 2019
Prada Rong Zhai

Prada presents ‘Storytelling’, a solo show by Chinese painter Liu Ye curated by Udo Kittelmann, with the support of Fondazione Prada.

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Jaume Plensa – Invisibles

Jaume Plensa - InvisiblesImage courtesy of Jaume Plensa, Invisible, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018

Jaume Plensa – Invisibles
Palacio de Cristal
November 16, 2018 – March 3, 2019

Throughout his career as a sculptor, Jaume Plensa (Barcelona, 1955) has drawn on spirituality, the body and collective memory as the primary sources which tie together his visual artwork. Literature, psychology, biology, language and history become strategic tools in the creation of his work, and, through a broad spectrum of materials – steel, cast iron, resin, glass, water, sound – Plensa lends weight and physical volume to the components of the human condition and the ephemeral.

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Berlin 1912-1932

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Berlin 1912-1932
October 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Berlin as the cosmopolitan and mythical artistic hotspot of the twenties experienced an unprecedented transformation. Social, political and technological upheavals revolutionized postwar society and artistic creation.

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