Under this cryptic title, Belgian artist and curator Erich Weiss presents a cycle of artistic interventions and ephemeral performances that will take place during the spring of 2019. They are seemingly spontaneous actions that cohabit, over some hours or days, with the exhibited artworks. With a solid professional career in the field of performances, all the artists chosen to be part of the series have accepted the rules of the game: acting as guests at the exhibition dedicated to Antoni Tàpies. As if they were paraphrasing Duchamp’s famous quotation – a guest + a host = a ghost –, the presence of the artists will be similar to a phantom that appears and disappears. Offering the public the possibility of being accidental protagonists in a space dedicated to another edge.
The invited artists are: Jirí Kovanda, Germaine Kruip, Nils Nova, Roman Ondak
Roman Ondak's work is based on a sharp analysis of the small details composing our [...]
We have been thinking very much about how to create an atmosphere of inclusion in our presentations of art so that the visitors will not only look at art but also interact with it. We really do feel that art is a language just like any other that can be used to communicate almost anything. How can we link the idea of a written or printed system to that of a visual artistic language? That is the question that guided us as we conceived this show. We selected artworks that relate to writing, text, or just the idea of putting thoughts onto a surface like paper. And based on these visual references, we created very simple poems , following three basic rules: 1) the first line should have the word “page/s”, 2) the last line should end with “between the lines”, and 3) the syllabic count for the four lines should be 7/7/7/6.
In spite of the rules, the poems are not rigid or sophisticated. Playful, more than profound. Our intention was to create a game that [...]
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 [...]
Mit der Ausstellung „What Are We Made Of? – Werke aus der Art Collection Telekom“ eröffnet die Kunsthalle Darmstadt ihr Jahresprogramm 2019. Gezeigt werden etwa 35 Arbeiten aus der Art Collection Telekom von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern, die aus dem kulturellen Raum Osteuropas stammen. Die Werke entwickeln ihre Erzählungen, Verweise und Bedeutungsfelder vor dem Hintergrund des historischen Wandels, der mit dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs Ende der 1980er-Jahre einsetzte und die ideologische und tatsächliche Aufteilung der Welt in Ost und West, in Kapitalismus und Kommunismus aufgehoben hat. Sie regen zu Gedanken und Überlegungen an, die dazu beitragen, zu verstehen, was uns in „Ost“ oder „West“ ausmacht, woraus wir „gemacht“ sind.
Die Art Collection Telekom wurde 2010 ins Leben gerufen. Der Schwerpunkt der Sammlung liegt auf zeitgenössischer Kunst aus Ost- und Südosteuropa. Damit [...]
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 - [...]