Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 08.03.–30.08.2020
What breaks and fissures emerge when societal vision and everyday life clash? In what way do formal and ideal influences continue in another reality of life? The Israeli photographer explores such questions in his first solo show in Germany at Haus Esters.
Built by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the late nineteen twenties, Haus Esters and Haus Lange are two of the most iconic structures of modernist architecture in Germany and can be associated with notions of an open, forward-looking society. The special atmosphere and architecture of these former private homes have regularly inspired artists since being repurposed as exhibition venues for contemporary art. Sharon Ya'ari builds on this site-specific tradition to the extent that he developed new works and series for Haus Esters based on the reality of his own life. The starting point of Ya'ari’s photographic exploration is the connection between the ideas of European modernism between the World Wars and the [...]
Collezione Maramotti, 08.03.–26.07.2020
Vienna-based artist Svenja Deininger considers her work to be part of a system that requires its interrelations to be analysed whenever they encounter one another. With Two Thoughts, Collezione Maramotti will feature Deininger’s new works in dialogue with some paintings by Wladyslaw Strzeminski, the Polish avant-garde artist whose Architectural Compositions from the Twenties echo Deininger’s research.
Chisenhale Gallery, 02.04.–07.06.2020
Chisenhale Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a UK institution by Shanghai based artist Yu Ji. Comprising sculpture, video, print and performance, Yu Ji’s work often responds to a specific context or location to examine the interplay between the human body and space.
For her new commission, Yu Ji looks to London as a site to explore tensions between urban development and the natural environment. Taking the cities canals and rivers as a starting point, Yu Ji’s commission acts as a ‘living sculpture’, where the use of the body, liquids and concrete explore a site in transformation.
Yu Ji lives and works in Shanghai, China. Selected exhibitions include: May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2019); SOON ENOUGH: ART IN ACTION, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (both 2018); ZHONGGUO2185, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2017); Why Not Ask Again?- [...]
Museum Tinguely, 19.02.–17.05.2020
Is the taste of art sweet, sour, bitter, salty or even umami? What role does our sense of taste play in social interactions and as an artistic material? Museum Tinguely continues its series on the senses in the arts with a group show bringing together work by international artists who address our sense of taste as a possibility for aesthetic perception.
Featuring works by, among others, Janine Antoni, Marisa Benjamim, Otobong Nkanga, Emeka Ogboh, Shimabuku, Roman Signer, Mladen Stilinović, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Elizabeth Willing.
Is modernism an epoch? How did artists see this in the 1920s? Reading Time in Space answers these questions by referring to four exhibitions and book projects that constituted the first global presentations of modernism and raised key questions in their own time. These projects rested on new concepts of space and time. They include El Lissitzky’s und Hans Arp’s fictitious exhibition project of 1924 and Friedrich Kiesler’s legendary theater exhibition of the same year. In an installation by Nicole Six/Paul Petritsch, this mumok exhibition explores temporal and spatial coordinates whose parameters are constituted by elements of modernism. Referring to a time of upheaval in the arts, sciences, and society, the concept of modernism is an ongoing point of reference in the art history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as works by Werner Feiersinger, Andreas Fogarasi, and Ulrike Grossarth show.
We are showing works by Giacomo Balla, Willi [...]
Kunstverein Reutlingen, 17.11.2019–02.02.2020
The heart of the solo exhibition Erzähl mir (Tell me) by the artist Nilbar Güreş is the work Open Phone Booth. Kunstverein Reutlingen will exhibit it in Germany for the first time. Basically, Güreş is following her roots in a Kurdish and Alevi part of Turkey. She portrays this landscape and the inhabitants of a village in a very sensitive way. This area is cut off from the metropolises in infrastructural, social and political terms. Central themes of the exhibition are cultural identity, internal and external migration, questions about the concept of home, as well as the organization of minorities in relation to ruling power mechanisms. The focus is on people and their relations to each other in private as well as in public space. It is depicted how war and conflicts influenced their lives and their environment. Nilbar Güreş works in the media of painting, photography, sculpture, performance, video and collage. She lives and works [...]