Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal, 09.10.2020–21.02.2021
Specifically conceived for the Contemporary Gallery, the first ever exhibition by Hugo Canoilas (Lisbon, 1977) at the Serralves Museum is both a confirmation of, and an expansion on, some core concerns in his practice: a speculative approach to the relationship between art and reality (political and social events), a questioning of the characteristics and boundaries of painting, and an emphasis on collaborative work. Canoilas’ work has been examining the place of painting and how it is perceived both by museum visitors and passers-by (the artist is known for his public space interventions, which are never publicized as artworks). In the case of this exhibition at Serralves, Canoilas dispensed with the place where paintings are most expected to be found – the gallery walls –, and decided to intervene on spaces that are usually neglected by most painting exhibitions, namely the floor, the skirtboard and the ceiling of the Contemporary Gallery.
The floor [...]
Dom Museum Vienna, 01.10.2020–28.08.2021
Artworks from the Middle Ages to the present illustrate the complex connection between human beings and their environment. From loving care to exploitation, from menace to fascination, the relationship between people and nature is an ever-present topic—and was of existential importance long before the life-threatening consequences of global warming and pollution we are faced with today.
Artwork by Karl Aigen, Alessandro Araldi, Betty Beier, Joseph Beuys and Nicolás García Uriburu, Joseph Beuys and Jonas Hafner, Albert Bierstadt, P. Dominik Bilimek OCist, Catrin Bolt, Günter Brus and Arnulf Rainer, Maria Bussmann, Carolina Caycedo and Jonathan Luna, Olivia Coeln, Regula Dettwiler, Mark Dion, Caspar David Friedrich, Nilbar Güres, Maria Hahnenkamp, Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler, John Hilliard, Jenny Kendler, Mathias Kessler, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, Alessandro Magnasco, Julie Monaco, Muntean & Rosenblum, [...]
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, 25.09.2020– 24.01.2021
The exhibition MONOCULTURE – A Recent History begins from the principle that any understanding of ‘multiculture’, should necessitate an investigation of ‘monoculture’. The societal understanding of monoculture can be defined as the homogeneous expression of the culture of a single social or ethnic group. The project seeks to approach the notion of monoculture with an open mind. It will thus aim for an analysis of, rather than an antithesis to, monoculture, approaching it not only from historical, social, cultural and ideological perspectives, but also philosophical, linguistic and agricultural ones. MONOCULTURE will provide a tentative mapping, allowing for a comparative analysis of different manifestations of monoculture, as well as their reflections in art and propaganda, seeking to draw some conclusions that might be relevant for society and culture at large.
The project will set out some [...]
Saturday 19th September, 12 – 6pm
Collectively, Versatorium will spend an afternoon at the Galerie Martin Janda to translate, read in and with Gego’s posthumously published lines and writings Sabiduras (Wesheiten). The translators will be present and establish various participatory models (maybe spanning above the distance of a Baby-Elephant but below that of three grown-up Elderfants perfectly aligned trunk to tail). Versatorium * Gego will concern itself with exploring, reading, transmitting and transletting lines (Leinen los) in Gego's Sabiduras. Everybody is welcome to tune in and out at trunk-to-tail range.
I believe that it is necessary that you do not think of this course as a sequence of tasks following certain steps.
I want to explain my ideas by presenting [...]
18.–20.09. | 25.–27.09. | 02.–04.10.2020