Plodiv 2019 – European Capital of Culture, 04.04.–30.06.2019
Roman Ondak, Lucky Day, 2006 (Videostills)
Works from Art Collection Telekom – Contemporary Art from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher.
Two of Europe's oldest cities, Matera in southern Italy and Plovdiv in Bulgaria, are the European Capitals of Culture this year. From 4th April to 30th June art works from the Art Collection Telekom will be presented at various exhibition venues in Plovdiv.
The exhibition Listen To Us – Artistic Intelligence with 70 works by 38 artists marks a culmination of the cultural events. It wants to point to the common history of the countries and the comparable life experiences of the people in the region and look beyond the national borders. With its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe, just 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the art works in the exhibition provide many points of departure to reflect the still-difficult period of transition from socialism to democracy.
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 [...]
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.
Die beiden von Joe Scanlan kuratierten Ausstellungen Décor und Avant-poste zeigen Arbeiten aus der Sammlung FRAC des Pays de la Loire. Scanlan versucht, so etwas wie eine erfolgreiche Nutzung von Kunst zu erzielen, indem er der Frage nachgeht, wie es aussehen könnte, wenn man da weitermacht, wo Broodthaers aufgehört hat, und den Wert – ja sogar die Notwendigkeit – von Täuschung in der Kunst hervorhebt.
Décor: Georg Baselitz, Martin Boyce, Marcel Broodthaers, Miriam Cahn, Patrick Caillière, Alan Charlton, Arnaud Claass, Robert Combas, Béatrice Dacher, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Hoël Duret, Jimmie Durham, François Morellet, Antoinette Ohannessian, Kristin Oppenheim, Joyce Pensato, Gala Porras-Kim, Stephen Prina, Fred Sandback, Bojan Sarcevic, Joe Scanlan, Kiki Smith, Kristina Solomoukha, Mladen Stilinović