Taking its title from the first verse of the poem Labyrinth by Jorge Luis Borges, this exhibition brings together installations, drawings, sculptures, paintings, videos and books by artists belonging to the international collection of contemporary art of Luiz Augusto Teixeira de Freitas.
In order to reflect the wide variety of meanings that an art collection can achieve, the exhibition is organized as a labyrinth: it has neither a beginning nor an end, no specific theme, it is not centered in any territory, time or belief. And, nevertheless, the options that are posed are endless: dialogues are established, encounters are generated, previous assumptions are deconstructed and innumerable possibilities unfold.
The group show includes works by: Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Svenja Deininger, Július Koller, Roman Ondak, Gabriel Sierra, Mladen Stilinović ⠀
Among the other selected artists are: Cildo Meireles, Dahn Vo, Damian Ortega, Gordon [...]
Július Koller, HRA (Maliarska) Antihappening, 1967
Anhand ausgewählter Werke aus seiner Sammlung zeigt das mumok in dieser Ausstellung unterschiedliche Entwicklungslinien der Malerei von den 1950er- bis zu den 1970er-Jahren. Zu sehen sind etwa Werke von Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Roland Goeschl, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Kriesche, Karel Malich, Agnes Martin, Kenneth Noland, Ad Reinhardt, Helga Philipp oder Zdeněk Sýkora. Die Grundlagen der Malerei veränderten sich ab den 1950er-Jahren mit den radikalen Traditionsbrüchen und neuen medienbasierten Kunstformen. Wesentliche Impulse bekam die Malerei von der Minimal Art und der konzeptuellen Kunst. Deren nüchterne Grundsätze spiegeln sich in abstrakt-geometrischen Malereien mit ihren formal reduzierten Kompositionen sowie ihrer Ablehnung erzählerischer und illustionistischer Darstellungen. Zugleich thematisierte die Malerei ihr Verhältnis zum Raum und zur Wahrnehmung. In den Ländern Osteuropas ist ab den 1960er-Jahren eine [...]
L’envol is the final exhibition at La maison rouge, which will close its doors for the last time on October 28, 2018. Antoine de Galbert has invited Barbara Safarova, Aline Vidal and Bruno Decharme as co-curators. Together, these specialists in art brut and contemporary art have imagined an exhibition that examines mankind's dream of flying – though without any reference to those who have actually made this dream come true. As always at La maison rouge, the curators have considered the subject matter independently of “categories” to bring together works of art brut, modern, contemporary, ethnographic and folk art. A walk through the various themes reveals a succession of some 200 works, including installations, films, documents, paintings, drawings and sculptures.
“In the beginning there was Dedalus, that inspired inventor who dreamed of escaping into the skies, taking his son Icarus with him. Harnessed to [...]
The history of collage as an artistic practice in its own right begins in the 20th century, in the framework of the avant-garde and unfolding by conceptual art practices. Up until the beginning of the 20th century, the collage has only appeared marginally in European Art. Since the first collages in the practice of the Avant-garde, the technique has penetrated into the very heart of the artistic system. Along with film montage, collage represents the artistic language, medium and procedure of the 20th century that underwent major changes.
The exhibition (REZ) CUT – Examples of collage in artistic practices in Central and Eastern Europe from the Avant-garde until today explores relations of collage in contemporary artistic practices following a historical trajectory of the avant-garde art that saw the emergence of experiments in collage / montage as radical artistic language, in relation to economic, ideological and institutional framework.