Austrian Sculpture Park, 19.05.2019, 2 pm
Jun Yang was awarded the Artist in Residence prize at the Austrian Sculpture Park for 2019. Starting from the myth that Marco Polo brought back to Europe from his trips to China knowledge about how to make ice and preserve it in summer, the artist reconstructs this traditional method. An ice block was buried in the Austrian Sculpture Park in November 2018 and will be dug up again at the Spring Celebration on May 19th, 2019.
More on the project:
At the Austrian Sculpture Park to the south of Graz at the end of November 2018, an ice block measuring 1m3 was packed in a wooden box and sunk into hole that had been dug in the ground. This is the artist-in-residence project of Vienna-based artist Jun Yang, whose work deals with the transfer of cultural achievements and the creation of myths. Based on the myth that Marco Polo, returning from his travels to China, had brought back to Europe knowledge about the production of ice cream and its preservation until the [...]
Galerie Art: Concept, 24.05.–20.07.2019
Tania Pérez-Còrdova is part of the group exhibition Indus 2 at Galerie Art: Concept in Paris.
Participating artists: Caroline Achaintre, Dewar & Gicquel, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Kate Newby, Tania Pérez-Còrdova
Galerie Art: Concept
Kunstverein in Hamburg, 18.05.–21.072019
“There is nothing more fragmented, interrupted, repetitive, conventional and contradictory than political speech. It never stops breaking off, starting over, harping, betraying its promises (…).” (Bruno Latour, An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence)
The group exhibition Political Affairs – Language Is Not Innocent, explores how contemporary artists from different generations have dealt and deal with language -intended not only as tool of communication, but also as a visual and sculptural medium- to make political and social assertions. Curated by Monica Bonvicini and Bettina Steinbrügge, the show conceives the artistic practice as a reworking of visual forms and methods in order to present political and critical ideas about contemporary society. The use of language, as a political and social tool, is under observation then: how power is mediated, and how points of view are constructed, reproduced and manipulated through [...]
MoMUS – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, 08.05.–17.05.2019
The ZOO photography exhibition is an attempt to highlight the multiple identities and elements of diversity in the city today. The Zoo, a place with a unique logic of organization,
where animals from different parts of the world coexist in a miniature of their natural environment, becomes a comprehensive vehicle for the city. Fifteen artists in fifteen selected public places of the city compose a new allegory, a new field of emerging places and images.
The complex world of the zoo is being used as a theoretical starting point for the concept of the photography exhibition of 15 young artists from Northern Europe as part of this year’s SKG BRIDGES Festival 2019. The internal incompatibilities and tensions of zoo, a place with a unique internal organizational logic, where animals from different parts of the world, each in a miniature of its natural surroundings, compose a supralocal allegory, forming a field of multiple emerging places and [...]
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, 26.04.–29.09.2019
Mankind is the only species on Earth to have mastered nature. For thousands of years, this was a domination of the predators rejoicing in their power. Fortunately, human beings began to develop empathy in relation to nature; they recognised its pain, sensitivity and beauty. Some hundred years ago the reflection came that the existence of the human species depends closely on the state of the natural environment. Exploitation of nature gradually shifted towards seeking a balance. This slow process says a lot about our species. No wonder that it has also become an important forum of artistic commentary.
The exhibition Nature in Art includes contemporary works by more than 70 artists from many countries, ranging from painting, photography and video to object and installation. The exhibition has been divided into five parts: beauty, ecology, confrontation, matter and symbol.
In works related to beauty artists eternalise picturesque views, imitate [...]
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 26.04.–29.09.2019
The future of our planet—and the condition in which we will leave it to our descendants—are some of the most pressing concerns facing us today. Climate change and dwindling resources are critical issues that increasingly affect the everyday lives of many people.
The exhibition all natural presents a selection of artistic responses to the complex interrelationships between humanity and the natural world.
For a long time, prefixes like “natural,” “eco,” or “organic,” have been used to describe a lifestyle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment and to the individual. Sustainability—not just in terms of food, but also in other areas of everyday life, such as clothing, housing, and transport—is paramount here.
We now speak of the “Anthropocene”—the geological age of humans—to denote the increasing pressure the human species has been exerting on the environment, [...]