Frans Masereel Centrum, 30.06.–15.09.2019
The international group show WMDYWTL? (Which Mirror Do You Want to Lick?) is about mirroring and duplication, from reality to fiction, and from fiction to reality. The exhibition displays more than 170 works of art and artefacts that play with events both real and fictional, and demonstrates how our reality consists of multiple realities.
Participating artists: Hawthorne Abendsen, Emile Ajar, Our Polite Society, Karin Ferrari, Dano Wall, Dirk Elst, Wim Viaene, Jon Sueda, Kasja Stahl, Rutherford Chang, Francis Bacon, Betsy Bickle, William Boyd, Victoria Browne, Change is Good, Nancy Crater, Mariana Castillo Deball, Santiago Da Silva and Manuel Raeder, Rutherford Chang, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Simon Denny and David Bennewith, Philip K. Dick, Ryan Gander with Rasmus Spanggaard Troelsen, Romain Gary, James Gray, Gemma Holt, Oscar Hugal, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Vít Klusák & Filip Remunda with Štěpán [...]
Aichi Triennale Japan, 01.08.–14.10.2019
The Aichi Triennale, which has been held every three years since 2010, is one of the largest international contemporary art festivals in Japan. In 2019, the festival’s fourth iteration will feature an international contemporary art exhibition alongside film, performing arts and music programs, bringing together over 80 individual artists and artist groups across a range of expressive domains to showcase their cutting-edge works.
Château de Montsoreau-Musée d’Art contemporain, 06.07.–06.11.2019
From July 6, 2019, the Château de Montsoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art gives carte blanche to the Swiss artist Roman Signer, known throughout the world for its explosive performances and assumed risk taking. The exhibition puts sculpture and photography in perspective and underlines the artist's ability to rethink the very principles of contemporary sculpture.
Château de Montsoreau-Musée d’Art contemporain
Centrale Fies, 21.06.–27.07.2019
Performativity is the first chapter of a trilogy on the relationships between performance art and art objects. The exhibition aims at observing the fruitful interactions between two paradigmatically opposed practices. The first is based on time and the second on space. It focuses on the permutations which have been proposed by visual artists in recent years. It is completed by future appointments Performability and Performing. The first is dedicated to the performability of an artistic object and the second to its own ability to perform. Performativity focuses on performance sources of poetics aimed at widening the scope of our senses through the latent evocation of a body, a choreography, a narration or a behaviour. Focusing on the semantic expansion of the performance, Performativity shows, through an exhibition, what remains of a performative act in an object, be it accomplished or imaginary.
Curated by Denis Isaia and Sara [...]
Haus Wittgenstein & Tanzquartier Wien, 19.06.–28.06.2019
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – Vienna 2019 is an exhibition of performances created by artists from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe that are activated from works present in private collections in Vienna. The project is based on an original exhibition score conceived by Pierre Bal-Blanc and was launched for the first time at documenta 14 in Athens/Kassel in 2017 according to the artists that were featured in the exhibition. The Private Score is this score’s second version and is being produced in Vienna at the initiative of the Kontakt collection with its resources expanded by the collections of the TBA21 and works also represented in the collection of Generali Foundation.
For this iteration, the curator together with Romanian choreographer and artist Manuel Pelmuş investigates gestures once generated in 1960s and ’70s Eastern Europe in close dialogue with the artists. It [...]
Museo Patio Herreriano, 08.06.19–13.10.19
Only a few months after its official opening, Museo Patio Herreriano presented an ambitious exhibition entitled Cuatro dimensiones, a project that seeked to survey the developments in the field of sculpture taking the works in the Colección de Arte Contemporáneo as a point of departure. The works on show succeeded in portraying the vigorous way by which sculpture in Spain had reemerged after the sterile years of Conceptual art. Cuatro dimensiones put forward four perspectives around the medium of sculpture between 1978, the year in which Spain’s Constitution was officially signed, and 2003, when the exhibition took place. It included works by artists that flourished in our country in coincidence with the consolidation of democracy and also those by artists from successive generations that contributed to Spain’s assumption of the international artistic languages when the world was about to plunge into the global arena that [...]