Centre culturel Jacques Franck, Brussels, Belgium, 17.03.–21.05.2023
The exhibition paroles paroles brings together three artists who explore language in a feminist way. Delphine Deguislage, Elyse Galiano and Nilbar Güreş are aware of the significance of words, of the mechanisms by which language can create hierarchies and generate discrimination. Through their use of language and text, they seek both to deconstruct the injunctions made to women and to create possibilities for emancipation. To do this, Delphine Deguislage, Elyse Galiano and Nilbar Güreş hijack and reappropriate language, deconstruct quotes and choose their words with precision. They will also name the forgotten, from invisibilised women to discredited authors.
While each has a specific approach to language - written or spoken - Delphine Deguislage, Elyse Galiano and Nilbar Güreş have in common that they draw on their personal memories and experiences. This is also evident in the materials and textile objects they use, in the gestures [...]
Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria, 24.02.–30.04.2023
Balance, proportionality and harmony were once concepts applied to refer to the beauty of a composition (pictorial, poetic, musical...). These concepts connected to the idea that nature is subject to a necessary order.
In the present day, this perception has changed. Today, the prevailing opinion is that the laws of nature are subject to dynamic systems.
Balance, harmony - ORDNUNG - are not necessarily opposed to indeterminacy, chance - CHAOS.
CHAOS & ORDNUNG are the basis of the dialectical game that is the focus of this exhibition: constructed compositions in the tradition of concrete-geometric art are juxtaposed with those of a subjective character that approach certain forms of lyrical expression. In all of them, however, the validity of these two essential concepts CHAOS & ORDNUNG is evident, coexisting in a dominant and creative force.
The participating artists: Mária Balážová, Levente Bálványos, Adriana [...]
ARCO MADRID 2023
Galerie Martin Janda is showing Nilbar Güreş at the ARCO Madrid 2023 in the section The Mediterranean: A Round Sea, curated by Marina Fokidis, advised by Pedro G. Romero, Bouchra Khalili, and Hila Peleg.
Nilbar Güreş (*1977 in Istanbul, lives and works in Vienna and Istanbul) explores notions of human power, social gender roles, relationships, identity, and culture in her work. Out of long-term research and cultural observation, Güreş creates narratives which are often marked by humour and poetic irony but also with strong social-political undertones. She utilizes a performative approach, particularly in her photographic and sculptural works, which is also visible in her collages, drawings, [...]
Mexico City, 08.–12.02.2023
TANIA PÉREZ CÓRDOVA, SVENJA DEININGER
ZONA MACO 2023
ZⓈONAMACO Sur, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, Booth ZMS3
Galerie Martin Janda is showing Tania Pérez Córdova and Svenja Deininger at ZONA MACO 2023.
The sculptural compositions of Tania Pérez Córdova (*1979 in Mexico City, lives and works in Mexico City) are performative works that do not move – “contemporary relics”, as she calls them. Driven by a fascination with materiality, the artist explores the transition between the production of an object and the experience of it as an event in everyday [...]
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesch, 03.–11.02.2023
The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. With a core focus on Bangladesh, DAS re-examines how we think about these forms of art in both a regional and an international context. Founded in 2012 by the Samdani Art Foundation—which continues to produce the festival—in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, DAS is hosted every two years at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Following the fifth edition subtitled Seismic Movements which welcomed nearly 500,000 visitors in nine days in February 2020, its sixth edition is the first edition with a Bangla subtitle; বন্যা/Bonna.
DAS 2023 considers the ways in which we inherit and form vocabularies to understand the world around us, and the mistranslation that can ensue when we try to apply these vocabularies to [...]
Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic, 14.12.2022–05.03.2023
In his unique visual expression based on personal memory, Jan Merta transforms realworld themes into a unique projection of his own experience. This extraordinarily honest approach is in its intensity and truthfulness remarkably portable and forthcoming to the viewer. In most cases, the author chooses as the subjects of his paintings, drawings, and objects such items and realities on the margins of ordinary attention, which are, however, very important to him personally. By taking them out of their original context and processing them freely, he assigns them new content.
Curator: Ivan Bergmann
Regional Gallery of Fine Arts