18 June 2013
The Art of Daniel Clowes
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents the first-ever survey of internationally celebrated comic book artist and graphic novelist, Daniel Clowes. On view June 29 to October 13, 2013, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes features excerpts from the Academy Award-nominated graphic storyteller's multifaceted career, with more than 150 works from 1989 to the present day. The exhibition includes both the original drawings from which Clowes's cartoons, comic book series, graphic novels, and illustrations are made, as well as the original comics and graphic novels...
17 June 2013 by Hermès Corporate Foundation
Being presented to the public for the first time are works created during residencies sponsored by the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès in the Galerie Haute at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. ‘Condensation’ is a collective exhibition reminiscent of a waking dream, as it combines dream interpretation with an alchemical universe in order to closely investigate the ways in which our actions determine who we are.
17 June 2013
The Rough Mixes world premier
as part of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's experimental Liquid Music series.
Jazz musician Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus) goes electronic with The Rough Mixes, a 65 minute piece for strings, percussion and electronics. For the world premier this June 18 and 19, Reid Anderson, performing the electronics live, will be joined by a mélange of high-class strings (including SPCO concertmaster Steven Copes on violin, Sunmi Chang and cellist Anthony Ross) and the percussionist Jeff Ballard. The show will be supported by a multimedia video installation performed in real time by visual artist Cristina Guadalupe and inspired by the fencing match between the analog and..
16 June 2013 / DAMn°37
The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries
Applied Design showcases approximately 100 objects from the museum's collection. Representing the new directions in contemporary design, the exhibition features outstanding examples of interface and interaction design, dynamic visualisations, products, furniture, 3D printed chairs and bowls, emergency equipment, and biodesign. A testament to this vitality and diversity, the objects on display range from a mine detonator to a bowl made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are the first 14 video games to enter MoMA's collection a..
15 June 2013
Turkey: from Taksim Square to Iskenderun
United in protest, divided in politics
Where will the current protests in Turkey lead? To what extent are they orchestrated and how much of the reports is rumour and hearsay? How strict is censorship in Turkey and how is it imposed? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed by the panel of experts this afternoon in Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin. With: Bilgin Ayata, political scientist; Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin Diğdem Soyaltin, political scientist - recently returned from Istanbul ..
14 June 2013 / DAMn°38
Unlike other so-called stable or balanced matters, turbulent processes are extremely touching, irreversible and unpredictable. The works presented in this exhibition were crossed by fascinating streams and they demonstrate the art of playing with turbulence. Far from the threatening turmoil of the constantly announced chaos, they present 'turbines' that generate several processes, structures, and shapes in-the-making. Order and the disorder, closely related here, propose a fruitful, dynamic, poetic, and captivating universe. In Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium.
13 June 2013 / DAMn°38
In every dream home a heartache
As a comment on the instrumentalisation of pop culture, low-budget TV, and the entertainment industry, Phil Collins demonstrates how strategies of popular media can be utilized critically in a different context. At the centre of his work is always the direct contact with people who become the protagonists in his films, photographs, or sound creations. Collins travels to farflung places that have aroused his interest. He then puts adverts in the local newspapers and organises auditions to motivate people into participating in his works. This process, often highly emotionally charged, can..
12 June 2013 / DAMn°38
Think first, shoot later.
Photography from the MCA collection.
Think First, Shoot Later examines many of the defining artists and themes in conceptual photography over the past four decades, including numerous examples from the so-called Dusseldorf School of photography, by artists such as Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Struth; the Vancouver School, with Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, and Stan Douglas; and feminist artists of the 1970s such as Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, and Ana Mendieta; as well as a highly diverse range of artists such as James Welling, Wolfgang Tillmans, Torbjorn Rodland, and Elad Lassry, who borrow freely across the range..
10 June 2013 / DAMn°38
Cross-border contemporary female artists from the Arabian Mediterranean Region
Over the course of the Arab Spring the region to the south of the Mediterranean has been undergoing a state of transformation, the events of which are followed in Europe with great interest, but also with hope and scepticism. With respect to content, the focus of this exhibition is on artists' critical investigation of various thematic aspects of the concept of borders, the attitudes and approaches to them, and the strategies of overcoming them. Questions emerge within the context of the show, which adopt a clear position on this issue and elaborate a range of solutions, addressing..
08 June 2013
By way of a retrospective, the evolution that Belgian architect b0b Van Reeth, who will be 70 this year, has already known during his career, is on display- from his first student project in 1965 until his more recent work with awg architects. The exhibition contains sketches, plans, photos, documents, scale-models, and presentation material from the architect’s archives. Some 50 projects and realisations are elucidated anti-chronologically. The choice of materials and the positioning of the exhibition are aimed at visualising the conceptual choices of the architect himself. In B..