This exhibition will not present photography as a useful, fast recording medium, "a document of the period", or as an instrument of digital manipulation, but as a tool that is suitable for a wide range of use in contemporary art. In their response to the digital technology era, artists use the photo medium much more freely but in a more sophisticated way. Appropriated documented reality is constructed, arranged, staged anew, but with the use of purely photographic methods and classical approaches.
The collection will focus on events in the past 10 to 15 years, examples of artistic techniques and strategies within the wide spectrum of possibilities of this medium. It will also take into consideration a relatively new phenomenon - the impact of foreign training and long-term stays on the work of Slovak artists.
This exhibition strives to help visitors to perceive not only the direct usefulness, broad use and abuse of photography, but to focus - as if in slow motion - [...]
The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art as the 2018 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition. MoMA at NGV provides a unique survey of the Museum’s iconic collection. Consisting of over 200 key works, arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections, the exhibition traces the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present.
The emergence of a “new art” at the dawn of the twentieth-century is represented by some of MoMA’s earliest acquisitions, including masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Works by pioneering Cubist and Futurist artists, including Pablo Picasso and Umberto Boccioni, appear alongside the radically abstracted forms present in works by such artists as Lyubov’ Popova and Piet [...]
The inaugural exhibition Dismantling the Scaffold, curated by the Hong Kong curator Christina Li and presented by Spring Workshop at Tai Kwun Contemporary, brings together works from local and international artists and collectives, a constellation of artworks which engage with the social and civil structures we collectively inhabit.
The artistic positions in the exhibition aim to open up insights as well as questions that reimagine and examine the established conventions and norms conditioning how we navigate and give shape to our everyday lives. The two major keystones in the exhibition concept are the site’s history and collaboration: the unique background of the site of the former Central Police Station compound–as a police station, magistracy, and prison in the past–as well as the collaboration of two contemporary art organizations at a convergence in their timelines–the beginning of Tai Kwun Contemporary and the planned hiatus of Spring [...]
In der Ausstellung Based on True Events setzt sich der Slowakische Künstler Roman Ondak (*1966) mit den aktuellen gesellschaftlichen und politischen Unwägbarkeiten auseinander. Nach wahren Begebenheiten, verheißt der Titel der Schau, doch in unserer Welt der Fake News, alternativen und Post-Fakten ist dieses Versprechen verstörend geworden. Was ist denn wahr und wer bestimmt, was Wahrheit ist? Und welchen Abstand zur Realität umschreibt das Wort „nach“? Roman Ondaks Konzeptkunst stellte schon immer solch unbequeme Fragen, nun ist sie aktueller denn je.
In Regensburg knüpft er an seinen documenta-Beitrag Observations (1995/2011) an und zeigt erstmals New Observations (1995/2018), beide Serien von Fotografien, die er einem sechzig Jahre alten Lehrbuch menschlicher Kommunikation entnommen hat. Ihrem ursprünglichen Kontext entzogen entpuppen sich die Fotos und Bildunterschriften als pseudowissenschaftlich [...]