Landesgalerie Linz, 05.10.2017–14.01.2018
The exhibition Room to Play. Changeable Art explores a unique art form for the first time in Austria. Around 80 exhibits from 59 renowned Austrian and foreign artists will be brought together, which – in contrast to conventional paintings or sculptures – are special in that they are variable. They can be changed manually by replacing, reinserting, turning them etc. The 1960s and 1970s form the temporal frameworks – the epochs, when these various innovative art forms peaked. Contemporary artists are presented in their own section of the exhibition, which closely examines the possibilities of variability in their works in a wide variety of ways.
A selection of exhibits are presented in the interactive educational programme specially developed for the exhibition. In addition, visitors are offered the possibility of changing some of the artworks themselves in the “Play Rooms”.
Hermann Bartels, Josef Bauer, Mary [...]
The Arts Club of Chicago, 12.09.–09.12.2017
To celebrate the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, The Arts Club of Chicago welcomes an exhibition by acclaimed Slovak artist Roman Ondak. Known for a conceptual oeuvre that draws on both participatory and object-based processes, Ondak interrogates the peculiarities of daily life in a post-Soviet and increasingly global context. For The Arts Club, Ondak gathers four sculptural installations that have never been shown in the United States along with an ongoing series of paintings begun in the 1990s, most of which were produced expressly for this exhibition. Taken as an ensemble, this work deploys found materials to reflect on aspects of memory and place–indicating Ondak’s rather ambivalent stance toward the legacy of the readymade.
The visual and conceptual centerpiece of the exhibition is Escape Circuit, 2014, an arrangement of 42 colorful, wooden and metal cages placed in a rough circle with interlocking [...]
Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut Haus Wittgenstein, 03.10.–12.10.2017
Curated by Kristina Schrei.
Johanna Braun, Adriana Czernin, Lukas Maria Kaufmann, Lyubomir Krastev, Zhanina Marinova, Benjamin Nachtigall, Michael Niemetz, Darina Peeva, Ana Popescu, Krasimira Stikar, Desislava Unger and Christian Weidner
Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut Haus Wittgenstein