Stroom Den Haag, 30.09.–16.12.2012
For a period of three months this fall the program of Stroom Den Haag will be dedicated to performance art, in the broadest sense of the word. We will explore the practice of 'expanded' performance, breaking through the boundaries of the exhibition space and actively engaging the audience. On the day of the opening Expanded Performance will not present an exhibition in its finished form; over time the presentation will change, by means of performances, activities and visitor participation. The audience can follow these changes through a Tumblr blog and taking a guided tour of the building and along the interventions of the artists. Expanded Performance is characterized by a variety of speeds and layers. This will be explained further on.
Originally trained as an architect, Adrien Tirtiaux takes a special interest in buildings, spaces and their use, which is often visible in his [...]
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris has invited Roman Ondák, one of the leading figures in today's art field, to design an exhibition for ARC, the Museum's contemporary art arm.
Ondák 's work is often based on the various contexts in which he is invited to do projects. Focusing on reminiscences, minute differences and a sense of déjà vu, he uses memory as a core element, while leaving the viewer's imagination to range freely. In this way his exhibitions become repositories for individual and group experiences.
Aiming at more than a simple retrospective, Ondák sees this exhibition as the chance to provide an overview of his current concerns. Among the exhibited works is Measuring the Universe, here in its first French version, which weaves an intangible link with his earlier works. In this ongoing, open-ended piece, which requires the participation of the museum personnel and the public, each visitor [...]
The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art
For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is host to an extraordinary range of artworks, projects and a dynamic programme of events. It is the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK.
Liverpool Biennial unfolds through a programme of exhibitions and projects that lead to a rediscovery of the city. Newly commissioned and existing artworks and projects are presented in diverse locations, including unusual and unexpected public spaces as well as the city’s galleries, museums and cultural venues.
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes takes as its starting point the 1969 exhibition Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Works – Concepts – Processes – Situations – Information)presented at the Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland and curated by Harald Szeemann. When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudesincludes over 80 international contemporary artists across both the exhibition and catalogue that work within the lineage and language of Conceptual art practices.
Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107
Galerie im Taxispalais, 08.09.–18.11.2012
With Markus Bacher, Christian Falsnaes, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Herbert Hinteregger, Luisa Kasalicky, Katrin Plavcak, Alfons Pressnitz, Martina Steckholzer, Marianne Vlaschits, Maja Vukoje, Herwig Weiser
This exhibition investigates current painting discourse within Austria by showcasing prominent and pioneering artistic positions, with an eye to reflecting the themes and controversies that the artists are addressing through the medium of painting.
Painting is currently an extremely dynamic field in the Austrian art scene, and is being taken in a number of different directions. It is not simply a matter of a plurality of approaches, however. In spite of their differing priorities, many of these different attitudes have one thing in common: they have all grown out of a questioning of the medium. Painting’s classic conflicts - abstract versus narrative, processual versus constructive, optical versus haptic - [...]
The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture.