Nilbar Güres: Tell me

Kunstverein Reutlingen, 17.11.2019–02.02.2020

Nilbar Güres: Tell me

Nilbar Güres, Cemile is Standing (from the series Open Phone Booth), 2011

The heart of the solo exhibition Erzähl mir (Tell me) by the artist Nilbar Güreş is the work Open Phone Booth. Kunstverein Reutlingen will exhibit it in Germany for the first time. Basically, Güreş is following her roots in a Kurdish and Alevi part of Turkey. She portrays this landscape and the inhabitants of a village in a very sensitive way. This area is cut off from the metropolises in infrastructural, social and political terms. Central themes of the exhibition are cultural identity, internal and external migration, questions about the concept of home, as well as the organization of minorities in relation to ruling power mechanisms. The focus is on people and their relations to each other in private as well as in public space. It is depicted how war and conflicts influenced their lives and their environment. Nilbar Güreş works in the media of painting, photography, sculpture, performance, video and collage. She lives and works [...]

31.10.2019

Kategorie: Exhibitions

Tags: Güres

Mladen Stilinović: Time Is Thirsty

Kunsthale Wien, 30.10.2019–26.01.2020

Mladen Stilinović: Time Is Thirsty

Mladen Stilinović, Utezi (Weights), 1992

The 1990s: Think raves, when sportswear hits high fashion and unisex styles became popular, when political activism grew in the wake of the global AIDS crisis, and the end of the Cold War signaled the reorganization of the world, think of the reunification of Germany, and how the mass-production and use of mobile phones came into being, as well as the prevalent spread of the Internet. Yet the nineties also appear to mark a point in history where the time horizon curves and the future and the past seem set in some kind of loop. From then on, there is seemingly nothing culturally significant that hasn’t existed before, albeit in slightly different guises.

Time Is Thirsty is a journey through time and space in the form of an exhibition: A complex ensemble of contemporary artworks and artefacts from the early 90s – more precisely from 1992, the founding year of the Kunsthalle Wien. The exhibition presents an immersive time-space in which the boundaries [...]

29.10.2019

Kategorie: Exhibitions

Tags: Stilinovic

Jan Merta: Retina. Possibilities of Painting (1989–2019)

8SMIČKA, 19.10.2019–16.02.2020

Jan Merta: Retina. Possibilities of Painting (1989–2019)

The exhibition traces the possibilities of Czechoslovak classical painting of the last 30 years. It focuses on the sensory perception of specific phenomena in painting, such as colours, shapes, light or the author’s style. Marcel Duchamp used the term “Retina art” derogatively for works focusing merely o the optical impression. The exhibition accentuates the visual nature of the painting, which is equivalent to the ideological component of the work. It may be seen as a way of traditional reading of contemporary painting, or contemporary reading of traditional painting.

Curated by Dušan Brozman & Emma Hanzlíková

Artists: Peter Bartoš, Andrej Bělocvětov, Václav Boštík, Michaela Černická, Jiří Černický, Filip Dvořák, Stano Filko, Martin Gerboc, Milan Grygar, Štepán Grygar, Vladimír Hanuš, Vladimír Havrilla, [...]

18.10.2019

Kategorie: Exhibitions

Tags: Merta

Adriana Czernin: THE OTHER IS ONESELF

FRANZ JOSEFS KAI 3, 05.11.–14.12.2019

Adriana Czernin: THE OTHER IS ONESELF

Adriana Czernin, Lagin, 2019

THE OTHER IS ONESELF is an initiative of Sébastien de Ganay mobilizing the artistic community and civil society with the objective of raising public awareness on the issues of forced exile and the strengthening of human rights and democratic values through artistic creation.

On Tuesday, 5th November 2019 the opening event of the initiative for cultural exchange THE OTHER IS ONESELF will take place in Vienna, kicking off a series of events over the following 6 weeks focused on the theme of forced exile and our society’s response to it. The programme will include an exhibition of works contributed by 26 prominent international artists, film screenings, seminars and moderated discussions, culminating in a charity auction conducted by Dorotheum in support of Hilfswerk International’s projects in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees.

The first edition of TOIO revolves around the topic of forced exile and [...]

02.10.2019

Kategorie: Exhibitions

Tags: Czernin

Nilbar Güres: Imagined Communities

21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil: 09.10.2019–02.02.2020

Nilbar Güres: Imagined Communities

Nilbar Güres, Torn, 2018

The presence of nationalism as a means to understanding the disputes that mark our time. That is the background of the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil | Imagined Communities, which will run from October 9, 2019 through February 2, 2020, at Sesc 24 de Maio, in São Paulo, comprising over 60 works of art and two collections, 55 artists from 28 countries, among video, painting, photography and installation.

The artistic director Solange Farkas, the trio of curators Gabriel Bogossian, Luisa Duarte e Miguel López and the members of the selection jury Alejandra Hernández Muñoz, Juliana Gontijo and Raphael Fonseca analyzed together 2,280 submissions from 105 nationalities to select works from Brazil, Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. For the first time, the guiding theme was announced in the actual call.

The 21st Biennial borrows the title from Benedict Anderson’s classic study to reflect on forms of [...]

02.10.2019

Kategorie: Exhibitions

Tags: Güres

Frieze London 2019

03.10.–06.10.2019

Frieze London 2019

Július Koller, Odpadová kultúra (Junk Culture), 1966

Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Frieze London 2019.

We are showing works by:

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Adriana Czernin, Svenja Deininger, Milena Dragicevic, Nilbar Güres, Jakob Kolding, Július Koller, Mangelos, Asier Mendizabal, Roman Ondak, Tania Pérez Córdova, Roman Signer, Mladen Stilinović

We look forward to welcoming you at our booth G17!

27.09.2019

Kategorie: Fairs

Tags: Balteo Yazbeck, Czernin, Deininger, Dragicevic, Güres, Kolding, Koller, Mangelos, Mendizabal, Ondak, Perez Cordova, Signer, Stilinovic