Leonor Antunes exhibition at MUDAM, Luxembourg plunges into referencein reference to painted volume studies by one of my favorite artists Lygia Clark. The title of this exhibition refers to Lina Bo Bardi’s design and its joints, voids and gaps. The architect Lina Bo Bardi who, among other things, built one of the most fascinating and architecturally best suited museums for contemporary art in the world: The MASP in Sao Paulo, where this exhibition also originated.
The exhibition catalog is one of the best monographic publications of the last few months.
Games are subject to rules, but these are not always transparent. This makes it difficult for potential new players to become active participants. With his exhibition Rules of the Game at KM gallery, the artist Sebastian Jung looks at the art world and his own position in it in relation to the unwritten rules there.
The questioning of the art market and the search for possible ethical criteria within the system is as old as the mediation of contemporary art itself. However, the course of time is changing, and in this respect this discussion is as important as it has always been and has to be repeated over and over again by a “new” generation.
As a longtime believer in the printed book (and as a publisher!) as well as in architecture and urban design as one of the main disciplines that shape our cultural context, I have always been interested in projects that blend the two. One such example is the Headquarters of the renowned Publisher “Suhrkamp” on Berlins Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz by Bundschuh Architekten. Essentially an urban intervention that creates new public spaces, the building is both boldly contemporary and highly user-specific. While the publishing floors are naturally not publicly accessible, the new public plaza is!
The german magazine “Bauwelt” has published an interview with the architect (in german):
I'm really looking forward to this year's Gwangju Biennal, curated by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala. During my internal online course “art history weekly” for my colleagues on Fogo Island and Canada, Defne presented this year’s topic “MINDS RISING SPIRITS TUNING” a few days ago. My colleagues loved it. This year Gwangju is also about the positive aspects of living together. I hope it lasts. I have been to Gwangju regularly for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, such a trip from Europe is probably not yet possible this year.
Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. Since 2004, their grants program has supported over 700 artists and arts organisations from the region.
Since 1905, Villa Romana, based in Florence, Italy, has been a place of contemporary artistic production and international exchange. Over the course of decades, the Villa Romana has become a unique, dynamic and committed interface for artistic production and discussion between Germany, Italy and the entire Mediterranean region.
The apabiz, was founded in the mid-eighties as an antifascist press archive in a left-wing archive in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Support their work!
The residency program Ludlow 38 provided for curatorial experimentation in the tradition of the German “Kunstverein” from 2008 to 2019.
Visit their new website ludlow38.org to browse their online exhibition archive as well as their recently launched online publication, including contributions about the present, past, and future of residency programs.
NSU-Watch is an organisation that creates networks between experienced antifascist projects and individuals, including lawyers of the accessory prosecution to reveal unresolved NSU crimes, the NSU-network and the authorities therein.
It is one of the organisations I deem important to support, to enable the work of those professionals who have been dealing with this complex topic for over a decade.
curated by Roberto Ohrt und Axel Heil in collaboration with the Warburg Institute
With his work Bilderatlas Mnemosyne (1920) Aby Warburg reveals connections by thinking in images.
By repositioning his work into present times, dominated by images and information overload, the exhibition creates a new understanding of the possibilities and value of this kind of non-linear thinking, alongside the textual art discourse.
NO MATCHING PROJECTS
Curating contemporary art against the backdrop of a local context 2019 TEACHING
Heinz Frank. The Angle of the End Always Comes from Behind 2019 EXHIBITION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018: Ting-Jung Chen & Hui Ye. Keep Me Close To You 2018–2019 EXHIBITION
Olaf Nicolai. There Is No Place Before Arrival 2018 EXHIBITION
Ieva Epnere. On water, wind and faces of stone 2018 EXHIBITION
Guy Mees. The Weather is Quiet, Cool, and Soft 2018 EXHIBITION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2017: Marlene Maier & Olena Newkryta: Everything a Hand Can't Take 2017–2018 EXHIBITION
Florian Hecker. Hallucination, Perspective, Synthesis 2017–2018 EXHIBITION
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989-2017 2017–2018 EXHIBITION
Marlene Creates. To the Blast Hole Pond River 2017 EXHIBITION
Marcel Odenbach. Beweis zu nichts / Proof of Nothing 2017 EXHIBITION
Marcel Odenbach. Beweis zu nichts / Proof of Nothing 2018 PUBLICATION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2016: Margit Busch, Andrej Polukord 2016–2017 EXHIBITION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2016: Margit Busch. IF—THEN—ELSE. Welcome to Transciency 2016 PUBLICATION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2016: Andrej Polukord. The Sarcophagus 2016 PUBLICATION
Nathalie Du Pasquier. BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT 2016 EXHIBITION
Wilfrid Almendra. Light Boiled Like Liquid Soap 2016 EXHIBITION
Wilfrid Almendra. Light Boiled like Liquid Soap 2019 PUBLICATION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2015: Karina Mendreczky, Anastasiya Yarovenko 2015–2016 Exhibition
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2015: Karina Mendreczky 2016 PUBLICATION
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2015: Anastasiya Yarovenko 2016 PUBLICATION
Charlemagne Palestine. GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt 2015 Exhibition
Charlemagne Palestine. GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandttttt 2016 PUBLICATION
Individual Stories. Collecting as Portrait and Methodology 2015 Exhibition
Individual Stories. Collecting as Portrait and Methodology 2016 PUBLICATION
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz. Future Light 2015 Exhibition
Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality 2015 Exhibition
Flaka Haliti. Kosovo Pavilion for the 58th Biennial 2015 EXHIBITION
Pierre Bismuth. The Curator, the Lawyer and the Psychoanalyst 2015 Exhibition
Pierre Bismuth. Things I Remember I Have Done, But Don’t Remember Why I Did Them 2017 PUBLICATION
Tony Conrad. Two Degrees of Separation / Über zwei Ecken 2015 PUBLICATION
Gareth Long & Melton Barker. Kidnappers Foil 2014–2015 Exhibition
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2014: Leander Schönweger. The Fog Disperses 2014 Exhibition
Leander Schönweger. Die Nebel lichten sich 2014 PUBLICATION
Hannah Rickards. Grey light. Left and right back, high up, two small windows 2014–2015 EXHIBITION
Isa Genzken. I’m Isa Genzken, The Only Female Fool 2014 Exhibition
Isa Genzken. I’m Isa Genzken, the Only Female Fool 2014 PUBLICATION
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Das Wunder des Lebens (The Miracle of Life) 2014 Exhibition
Zin Taylor. The Story of Stripes and Dots 2013–2014 EXHIBITION
Zin Taylor. Lichen Voices/Stripes and Dots 2013 PUBLICATION
WWTBD – What Would Thomas Bernhard Do Festival 2013 EVENT
Act I: Beautiful from Every Point of View 2009–2010 EXHIBITION
John Kormeling. Dutch Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 2010 EXHIBITION
Liam Gillick. German Pavilion 53. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte La Biennale di Venezia 2009 2009 EXHIBITION
Liam Gillick. How are you going to behave? A kitchen cat speaks 2009 PUBLICATION
William Hunt. Tempting Fate, Swimming Alone 2008 EXHIBITION
Liam Gillick. Three perspectives and a short scenario 2008 EXHIBITION
Isa Genzken. Deutscher Pavillon 52. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte La Biennale di Venezia 2009 2007 EXHIBITION
Die Frage des Tages / The Question of the Day 2007 PUBLICATION
Michael Beutler. Nicht drinnen, sondern draußen 2004–2005 EXHIBITION
Gerard Byrne. Books, Magazines, and Newspapers 2003 PUBLICATION
Alex Morrison. Giving the Story a Treatment 2005 PUBLICATION
Adorno: The Possibility of the Impossible (Vol. II) 2003 PUBLICATION
Adorno: The Possibility of the Impossible (Vol. I) 2003 PUBLICATION
Marcel Odenbach. Even If The Driver May Be Different, The Truck Still Remains The Same 2002 EXHIBITION
Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij. After the Hunt 2000 PUBLICATION
Man muss ganz schön viel lernen um hier zu funktionieren 2000 EXHIBITION