22 August 2014
ON THE MOVE: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design
Upcoming exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 29 August 2014 - 18 January 2015.
On the Move reveals the many ways in which artists and photographers work today, also in collaboration with graphic designers. The title On the Move refers both to new developments in photography and to the photographers who are literally on the move, travelling through the Netherlands and abroad for their work. 28 projects were selected for the exhibition, created by both young and more established artists and designers.
21 August 2014
ŁÓDŹ DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014 finalists
Contest, Łódź, Poland, exhibition 9-19 October.
The make me! International contest and exhibition are one of the landmarks of the Łódź Design Festival, aimed at young designers. The ultimate goal of make me! is to promote the young generation of designers and stimulating a new way of thinking about the reality which surrounds us. This year 21 projects have been selected out of 247 applications; the selected projects will be presented during the exhibition.
20 August 2014
Exhibition opening today, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, until 4 January 2015.
Olafur Eliasson fills the entire South Wing of the Louisiana with a huge project that reverses the relationship between nature outside and art inside. Eliasson has exhibited at Louisiana several times, but so far it has either been the presentation of new acquisitions to the permanent collection or thematic shows such as The World is Yours, in which he contributed an ice-covered car entitled Your Mobile Expectations. This exhibition, in contrast, is very much a site-specific project. For the artist, Louisiana is a museum characterised by the interplay between na..
19 August 2014 by Sam Steverlynck
Group show: A Simple Plan
Upcoming exhibition, VILLA T.D., Kruiskerke-Ruiselede, Belgium, 29 August-20 September.
The group show ‘A Simple Plan’ takes places in a private villa by collector/ artist Frank Tuytschaever and his wife Caroline Degezelle. The slick villa was designed by the renowned Belgian architect Stephane Beel. 13 artists from various generations were selected to exhibit. Most of them produced new, site specific work that engages a dialogue with the remarkable architecture and its surrounding, the rural Flemish village Kruiskerke. One of the key figures in the show is the Belgian architect/ artist René Heyvaert (1929- 1984), an artist who has not really received the in..
18 August 2014
Grand Opening exhibition of the PhotoBookMuseum
Opening exhibition, The PhotoBookMuseum, Carlswerk, Cologne-Mülheim, Germany, opening 19th of August from 3pm on, exhibition until 3 October.
The PhotoBookMuseum is the first museum in the world dedicated to the medium of the photo book in all its facets. For the initial phase of the museum’s operation, Photoszene Köln and the Cologne Foundation are presenting an international expo. This occasion marks the 175th anniversary of photography. A total of 24 exhibitions and photo book studies are being shown in a space of more than 5,000 square metres. The diverse accompanying programme includes lectures, workshops, discussions, and book signings by exhibiting artists and members of the advisory board.
16 August 2014
Art in the woods: Sites en Ligne
Upcoming: Open air art event, 8th edition of the sculpture & installation symposium in the woods of Silly, Belgium, 18-24 August.
The art works are created in the woods, in a spirit of respect for the natural heritage of the region. This 8th edition will feature installations and sculptures by 30 international artists & groups of artists. The public is welcome to observe the works in progress and vote for the awards, and to meet the artists in a nice and friendly atmosphere. From 18th to 22nd of august: works in progress, from 23rd to 24th of august: works and awards presentation.
15 August 2014
Bienal do Livro
Biennial, Anhembi Exhibition Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil, 22–31 August.
Just as books transform the world, the 23nd São Paulo International Book Biennial transforms the city of São Paulo in August. Under one roof and covering a total area of 60,000 m², the biennial brings together Brazil’s main publishing houses, bookstores, and distributors, which present the most important editorial launches to some 800,000 visitors and offers a unique diversity of titles. In addition to being a place for doing business, the event gathers representatives from the creative and production chain. The event attracts a widely-varied audience, you..
14 August 2014
Line Depping is the winner of Formex's 2014 Nova Design Award – Nordic Designer of the Year
Line Depping is the winner of the Nova Award 2014 for her self-explanatory and esthetically assured design. Line Depping is from Denmark and has run her own design studio in Copenhagen since 2007. For Line Depping, it is crucial to see a good reason to create a new piece of furniture; an opportunity to add something to an object that expands its usefulness. Her expression is simple, and her emphasis on function also involves making room for disorder in order to accommodate the messy and chaotic aspects of life. Line Depping has a special focus on materials. She mainly works with wood bu..
13 August 2014
Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures for London
Exhitibion, White Cube, London (Bermondsey), UK, until 28 September.
The SCAPEGOATING PICTURES unflinchingly describes the volatile, tense, accelerated, and mysterious reality of our increasingly technological, multi-faith and multi-cultural world. It is a world in which paranoia, fundamentalism, surveillance, religion, accusation, and victimhood become moral shades of the city’s temper. Gilbert & George take their place in the shattered and spirit-like forms shown here. At times they are masked, at times grotesquely capering skeletons, at times dead-eyed and impassive. These ‘pictures’ consolidate and advance the art of the duo as a vi..
12 August 2014
Innaugural exhibitions Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO, USA, until October/November.
The ASPEN ART MUSEUM, designed by this year's Pritzker-prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, has just opened its doors. On the 35th anniversary of the museum’s operation as a Kunsthalle, the new building, located in the heart of the city centre, contains 17,500 square feet (1625 square metres) of exhibition space, more than tripling the amount of exhibition space in the current building. Furthermore, it boasts a rooftop sculpture garden with dramatic views of Ajax, the main skiing mountain, and of the surrounding landscape.
11 August 2014
Exhibition, The Porter Gallery, V&A, London, UK, until 1 February 2015.
The first exhibition to explore the powerful role that objects play in grassroots movements for social change, it demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity. Disobedient Objects showcases collective creativity that defies standard definitions of art and design. The exhibition focuses on the period from the late-1970s to the present, a time that has brought a new cycle of global social struggles and new technologies. An extensive range of objects from all over the world are on display, from Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence, to a graffiti-writing robot, through to giant inflatable cobblestones thrown at demonstrations.
10 August 2014
upcoming: International Festival of the Arts, various venues in Ruhr metropolitan area, 15 August until 28 September.
What characterizes the Ruhrtriennale are the interactions between artists and spaces. These make strong artistic experiences possible for all of us and they are my highest priority: where else does one have the freedom to allow something to develop without compromise? Interesting to know: the artwork by internationally renowned installation artist Gregor Schneider at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg could not be realised. The artistic director of the Ruhrtriennale, was informed by telephone “that irrespective of further inspections by the building control office the artwork was no..
09 August 2014
Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper
Exhibition, Tate Britain, London, UK, until April 2015.
Though she is most widely recognised for her ambitious sculptures, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) also produced a large body of works on paper throughout her lifetime. This four-room display brings together a selection of her prints, drawings and books. Drawing and printmaking were important aspects of Bourgeois’s practice. Having abandoned the practice for many years to concentrate on three-dimensional work, in the 1990s Bourgeois returned to printmaking, collaborating with a number of publishers and printers and often revisiting the notes and drawings she had produced decade..
08 August 2014
Self-Portrait, Alberto García-Alix
Photography exhibition, Photo España, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, until 28 September.
Self-Portrait is not intended as a diary of Alberto García-Alix, nor is it meant as an egocentric exercise. His concept of self-portrait is very broad, for it takes in much of the work in which he sees himself reflected. It is hard to find a single piece by García-Alix that is not highly self-referential; indeed, his oeuvre as a whole might be regarded as forming a single large self-portrait. The exhibition, under the official section of PHotoEspaña 2014, looks back over his career, from his early self-portraits of the late 70s to photographs of fragments of his body wh..
07 August 2014
Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe
Exhibition, last weeks, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, until 1 September.
Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe is the first comprehensive overview in the United States of one of Europe’s most important 20th-century avant-garde movements. Featuring over 360 works by more than 80 artists, architects, designers, photographers, and writers, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the full historical breadth of Futurism, from its 1909 inception with the publication of F. T. Marinetti’s first Futurist manifesto through its demise at the end of World War II. The presentation includes many rarely seen works, some of which have..
06 August 2014
Opening new Aspen Art Museum designed by Shigeru Ban
Colorado, USA, 9 August.
The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) will open the doors of its new, 33,000 square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed building on Saturday, August 9, 2014, with a free, 24-hour celebration. The new AAM is located at 637 East Hyman Avenue in downtown Aspen. It opens during the AAM’s 35th year of presenting internationally important contemporary art, with a dynamic slate of exhibitions in six gallery spaces throughout the four-level building.
05 August 2014
Syria’s Apex Generation
Exhibition, AYYAM Gallery, London, UK, 7 August - 12 September.
Syria’s Apex Generation explores the myriad ways artists are responding to the current conflict in Syria through multifaceted works that reflect a new phase of the country’s contemporary art. Focusing on painters who launched their careers in the 2000s when the Damascus art scene experienced significant growth, the exhibition will demonstrate how these artists have contributed to the catapulting of Syrian art over the past decade, which reached a high point just before the onset of the war. The exhibition will feature recent works by Nihad Al Turk, Abdul Karim Majdal Al Beik, Othman Moussa, Mohammad Orabi and Kais Salman.
04 August 2014
Andreas Gursky, Neo Rauch & Jeff Wall
Exhibition, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany, 26 until October.
The kestnergesellschaft, Hanover is presenting Neo Rauch's work together with Andreas Gursky and Jeff Wall. The 35 paintings that are on display have been created by Neo Rauch for the special issue of "Welt" published October 30th in 2013. The artist had designed the complete newspaper. For the first time those Neo Rauch's drawings are shown in combination with his bronze sculptures. A catalog accompanies the exhibition.
03 August 2014
Everything and Nothing
Exhibition, Galerija ŠKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia, until 24 August.
The perception of the fourth dimension explored by the exhibition Everything and Nothing is not transcendental, analogue-spatial or temporal dimension, but is rather determined by current social, political and cultural dimensions and uses the avant-garde tradition as a meta-language which progresses from everything to nothing, which equals everything by purifying artistic activity until it becomes a clear, engaged statement, still determined by the restrictive parameters of our actions. Although it is unlikely real change will occur, the fact that we can engage with the idea brings us c..
03 August 2014
The history within
Public Art project by Rachele Maistrello designed for the outdoor space of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovene, until 31 August.
Starting from private houses interiors in the MSUM neighborhood, Italian artist Rachele Maistrello collected a photo archive of intimate lives. She promoted the collaboration with local press in dialogue with the public through the use of online platforms (where users were invited to upload their pictures). The result is a series of photos printed on metallic tiles, installed in the open space facing the museum. This process is taking the private sphere into the public environment, interiors into exteriors, the audience directly involved into the creative step of the artwork as content ..