Bologna - News

Christian Boltanski: Anime. Di luogo in luogo. A special project in Bologna

2 days ago

Danilo Eccher has curated a special project for the city of Bologna with the French artist.

The project is divided into different parts and, with different phases, it will be on show until the end of November 2017:

“Billboards” is a multi-venue installation in different city areas and will be on show from June to August.

“Anime di luogo in luogo” will be on view at MAMbo until mid November. The exhibition retraces Boltanski’s poetics from the mid Eighties until the most recent years and will unfold according to some specific topics that have always crossed the artist’s work.

The installation “Reserve” is on show at the former powder keg bunker in Lunetta Gamberini Garden; while “Take Me (I’m Yours)” is a public art intervention at former Giuriolo parking lot that will be unveiled in September.

 

Elena Scarpa

  • Christian Boltanski, Animitas (blanc), 2017. © C. Boltanski. Christian Boltanski, Animitas (blanc), 2017. © C. Boltanski.
Vienna - News

The Vienna Biennale Reflects on the Digital Age

6 days ago

Just opened to the public on June 20, 2017, the Vienna Biennale is titled “Robots. Work. Our Future” and it aims to establish a  auspicious discourse about possible digital realities.  It focuses on the potential of art, design, and architecture to contribute to an environmentally and socially sustainable concept of the digital age that is also committed to a new humanism.

The VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future
21 June to 1 October 2017

To discover the venues, exhibitions and their opening times, visit the website:
viennabiennale2017

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Opening Press Conference of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, Café Heuer, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, 20 June 2017. © MAK/Georg Mayer Opening Press Conference of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, Café Heuer, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, 20 June 2017. © MAK/Georg Mayer
Japan - News

Yokohama Triennale 2017: Artists Announced

1 week ago

The title and concept of the Yokohama Triennale 2017, “Islands, Constellations & Galapagos”, is a multi-faceted examination of the themes of connectivity and isolation. The participating artist are asked to stage works in diverse media within solo exhibitions and connecting their pieces each other like stars or islands forming constellations and archipelagoes.

The selected artists are:
Ai Weiwei
Aoyama Satoru
Joko Avianto
Broomberg & Chanarin
Maurizio Cattelan
Ian Cheng
Dong Yuan
Sam Durant
Olafur Eliasson
Alex Hartley
Hatakeyama Naoya
Carsten Höller
Tobias Rehberger
Anri Sala & Rirkrit Tiravanija
Jenny Holzer
Christian Jankowski
Mark Justiniani
Kawakubo Yoi
Kazama Sachiko
Kinoshita Susumu
Ragnar Kjartansson
Konishi Toshiyuki
Map Office
Prabhavathi Meppayil
Mr.
Ozawa Tsuyoshi
Katie Paterson
Paola Pivi
Kathy Prendergast
Rob Pruitt
Anne Samat
Seo Natsumi
Wael Shawky
Shooshie Sulaiman
Terunuma Atsuro
The Propeller Group, Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Tatiana Trouvé
UJINO
Yanagi Yukinori
Zhao Zhao

Useful info:

Yokohama Triennale 2017
Islands, Constellations & Galapagos
August 4–November 5, 2017

Venues: Yokohama Museum of Art / Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 / Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement)
Hours: daily 10am–6pm

 

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Zhao Zhao, image of Project Taklamakan, 2016. Zhao Zhao, image of Project Taklamakan, 2016.
Venice - News

Karole Vail Named New Director of The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

3 weeks ago

Scholar and nephew of the founder, Karole Vail will lead the museum and direction of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. She will succeed to Philip Rylands, who has been in charge since 1979 and was the first and only director of the collection.

Vail is undertaking the position in Venice this month and will reply directly to Richard Armstrong. The most recent exhibition by Karole Vail for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, organized in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was Moholy-Nagy’s retrospective: “Future Present” (2016 ). She is currently collaborating on the organization of retrospective by Alberto Giacometti, which will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2018.

The press conference- to be held on June 9 at 11.30am – will be attended by Richard Armstrong, Karole P.B. Vail e Philip Rylands.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Karole Vail, Photo credits: David M. Heald/The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Karole Vail, Photo credits: David M. Heald/The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Venice - News

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Announce the theme of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

3 weeks ago

On the occasion of the press conference held at Ca’ Giustinian on June 6th, director Paola Baratta and curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara announced the theme of the upcoming Architecture Biennale, titled “Freespace”.

President Paolo Baratta declared:
“The Exhibition curated by Alejandro Aravena offered visitors a critical overview of the worldwide evolution of architecture and underlined how important it is that a qualified demand on the part of individuals and communities be met by an equally effective response, thereby confirming that architecture is one of civil society’s instruments for organizing the space in which it lives and works.
Along these lines, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara will continue to address the same theme but from the point of view of the quality of the public and private space, of urban space, of the territory and of the landscape as the main ends of architecture. The curators, who are well-known for the refinement of their work, are also known for their intense didactic activity and their ability to involve and fascinate new generations.”
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara stated:
“Freespace represents the generosity of the spirit and the sense of humanity that architecture locates in its own agenda, focusing on the quality of the space.
Freespace focuses on architecture capacity of offering spaces as gifts to the community”.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Press Conference, Ca' Giustinian, Venice, 2017 Press Conference, Ca' Giustinian, Venice, 2017
  • Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Paolo Baratta. Photo by Andrea Avezzu. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, Paolo Baratta. Photo by Andrea Avezzu. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia
Kassel - News

documenta 14: Venues in Kassel

3 weeks ago

Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk recommends an itinerary through the city:

KulturBahnhof (underpass)
Neue Hauptpost
Tofu-Fabrik
Gießhaus
Gottschalkhalle
Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Narrowcast House
Nordstadtpark
Henschel Halle
Glass Pavilions, Hansa-Haus
Königsplatz
Peppermint
Friedrichsplatz
Zwehrenturm
Fridericianum
Ottoneum
Press and Information Center
Leder Meid Apartment
documenta-Halle
Westpavillon, Orangerie
Karlsaue Park
Kunsthochschule Kassel
Cinestar
Neue Galerie
Palais Bellevue
Grimmwelt Kassel, Weinberg-Terrassen
Museum für Sepulkralkultur
Hessisches Landesmuseum
Torwache
Gloria Kino
Stadtmuseum
Bali-Kinos
Ballhaus Wilhelmshöhe
Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Train Station

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Friedrichsplatz Friedrichsplatz
Athens - News

Pope.L Presents “Whispering Campaign”, a new sound performance piece for documenta14

3 weeks ago

Aiming to engage the public to the city, “Whispering Campaign” is a new sound performance piece by Pope.L which takes place in Athens and Kassel during the full 100-day duration of the documenta 14 exhibitions.

The piece consists of audio infrastructure, speaker-installations, a radio station, and a team of wandering street performers. The work broadcasts whispers in English, German, and Greek around commercial spaces such as parks, parking lots, museums, and public transportation stations.
The content of the whispers includes a variety of original experimental texts written and compiled by Pope.L, such as descriptions of the arrival of strangers to an alien city, randomly generated strings of numbers reminiscent of Cold War listening stations, labyrinthian-geography texts describing collaged architectures from Athens and Kassel, folk songs from the 1930s, and soundscapes. The project engages various oral traditions, mythologies, and conspiracies in an attempt to make oral the political and spiritual ghosts of contemporary Europe.

Dates:
on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through July 16, 2017 in Athens and through September 17, 2017 in Kassel. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, live performances occur across the cities of Athens and Kassel. On Saturdays, performances take place at designated areas in Athens and Kassel.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Christina Asimalopoulou wandering and whispering in the streets of Athens, Greece. Whispering Campaign, Pope.L, 2017. © Pope.L Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY Christina Asimalopoulou wandering and whispering in the streets of Athens, Greece. Whispering Campaign, Pope.L, 2017. © Pope.L Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY
Münster - News

Skulptur Projekte Münster to Inaugurate This Weekend

3 weeks ago

Founded in 1977 by Klaus Bußmann and Kasper König the Skulptur Projekte Münster was the first international outdoor exhibition enabling a broad public to experience modern sculpture on an everyday basis.

The exhibition invites artists to stage their site-specific works for the public space—sculptures, but also temporary installations and performances.

The artists involved in the Skulptur Projekte 2017 are:

Ei Arakawa, Nairy Baghramian, Aram Bartholl, Cosima von Bonin + Tom Burr, Andreas Bunte, Gerard Byrne, Camp (Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran), Michael Dean, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, Ayşe Erkmen, Lara Favaretto, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Gintersdorfer / Klaßen, Pierre Huyghe, John Knight, Justin Matherly, Sany (Samuel Nyholm), Christian Odzuck, Emeka Ogboh, Peles Empire, Alexandra Pirici, Mika Rottenberg, Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu, Gregor Schneider, Nora Schultz, Thomas Schütte, Michael Smith, Hito Steyerl, Koki Tanaka, Oscar Tuazon, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, Cerith Wyn Evans, Hervé Youmbi

Save the date:
June 10–October 1, 2017

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday, 10am–8pm; Friday 10am–10pm
Admission free

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Skulptur Projekte Münster Skulptur Projekte Münster
Florence - News

Palazzo Strozzi to Stage a Major Retrospective of Marina Abramović

3 weeks ago

After the two major exhibitions dedicated to Ai Weiwei and Bill Viola, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence marks its contemporary program through a retrospective devoted to the work of Marina Abramović, to be hosted from 21 September 2018 to 20 January 2019.

The event will take the shape of an exceptional retrospective – the result of direct involvement on the artist’s part – bringing together over 100 works ranging from the 1970s to the present day, and offering visitors not only an overview of the most famous works that have marked her career and a new live execution of her celebrated performances, but also a chance to discover the lesser-known work dating back to her early years.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Marina Abramovic, Photographs by Ruven Afanador Marina Abramovic, Photographs by Ruven Afanador
Vienna - News

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Presents Final Show Before Moving to Prague

4 weeks ago

“Tidalectics” presents nine newly commisioned artworks, together with pieces from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) collection.

The exhibition highlights processes of cultural adaptation and material change, presenting a framework for understanding the polarities of contemporaneity and history, science and poetics, routes and roots with the oceans and their many and diverse inhabitants.

The title of the show is taken from a play on words by the Barbadian poet Kamau Braithwaite: “…like the movement of the ocean she’s walking on, coming from one continent/continuum, touching another, and then receding (‘reading’) from the island(s) into the perhaps creative chaos of the(ir) future...”

According to their website, the TBA21 Augarten space will close its programming in December 2017.

“This will be the last exhibition for TBA21 in this venue for some time as the foundation is relocating its collection to Prague, following an invitation by the director general of the national gallery, Jiri Fajt, and the National Gallery chief curator, Adam Budak,” says the patron and collector Francesca von Habsburg who founded TBA21.

Elena Scarpa

  • Darren Almond, A, 2002. Video still: Courtesy of Jay Jopling | White Cube, London. Darren Almond, A, 2002. Video still: Courtesy of Jay Jopling | White Cube, London.