Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna, 20.02.–13.04.2020
Since 2011 the exhibition format collected in the tresor of the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien has been presenting the Bank Austria art collection from diverse thematic points of view. As a grand finale, a show will be presented that highlights the visual impact today of an emerging preoccupation with the photographic medium in a wider sense. The exhibition focuses on positions of artists in relation to Vienna and shows the versatile ways that photography can be used in current artistic practice.
with works by Olivia Coeln, Birgit Graschopf, Katharina Gruzei, Barbara Hainz, Hanakam & Schuller, Martin Hotter, Jun Yang, Barbara Kapusta, Ulrike Königshofer, Niklas Lichti, Nana Mandl, Olena Newkryta, Stefan Reiterer, Valentin Ruhry, Samuel Schaab, Liddy Scheffknecht, Marina Sula, Sophia Süßmilch, Sophie Thun, Kay Walkowiak
26.02.–01.03.2020, Booth 7A01
Galerie Martin Janda is showing works by Nilbar Güreş & Július Koller in the SOLO/DUO section at ARCO Madrid 2020.
Both artists are dealing with concepts of identities, investigating them from psychological, social and political perspectives.
Seeing and being seen, concealing and revealing. Nilbar Güreş examines socio-political constructions of gender and cultural identities against the background of colonialism, and the manipulation of cultures by monotheistic religions. Diverging from a modern Western world view, structured by oppositions – culture/nature, mind/body, self/other – she engages with new possible forms of representation for female, queer and cultural identity.
In 1969, Július Koller inscribed a question mark onto the surface of a tennis court. This became the ideal icon for the ambiguity and uncertainty of the times, following the Prague Spring and the ensuing Soviet invasion. [...]
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.