Nilbar Güreş, YABANCI / STRANGER, 2006, single channel video, 12:00 min (each video 03:00), loop
The exhibition Body and Territory is based on a curatorial exchange programme between Muzej suvremene umjetnosti (MSU) Zagreb and Kunsthaus Graz. Delayed by the pandemic and postponed several times as a result, Body and Territory:Art and Borders in Today’s Austria opened at MSU Zagreb in early December 2022. The exhibition brings together more than 30 positions and around 100 works that demonstrate – according to the theory of curators Jasna Jakšić and Radmila Iva Janković – two prevailing tendencies that continue to shape contemporary art in Austria today: radical performance and feminist legacy giving a voice to those who are silenced: women, queer people, migrants, refugees.
The historical works in the show illustrate how the vulnerability of the body, which emerged as a dominant theme in Austrian art at the beginning of the 20th century, [...]
The 4th Industrial Art Biennial, Labin, Raša, Pula and Rijeka, Croatia, 13.05.–30.06.2023
Werner Feiersinger, Exhibition view: The 4th Industrial Art Biennial 2023, Labin
Continuing the path set by previous biennials (2014/2016/2018/2020), IAB 04 will again have an emphasis on contemporary art and socially engaged new art practices with a multi-perspectival, interdisciplinary approach. Participating artists will question the relationship between art and society, with an emphasis on historical, cultural, social and the political context of the two main biennial locations: Labin & Raša. Among other issues, they’ll explore and consider how to restore solidarity in the post-crisis context, and how to build, develop and promote it within their cultural and artistic practices. The 4th edition of IAB will be again structured into 3 geographically separate but thematically interconnected exhibition complexes: Labin (Socio-Cultural Center “Lamparna”, ex-mining site Pijacal, and some open public spaces) and the neighbouring ex-mining town of Raša (former miners’ canteen, Church of St. Barbara, former 25 May factory), [...]
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain, 12.05.–22.11.2023
Roman Ondak, Parallel Worlds, 2022, acrylic paint on wood, 21 x 31 x 8 cm
Roman Ondak’s practice brings together various methodologies, from simply formulated situations in which he binds relationships between members of his family, various groups of people or spectators entering his exhibitions, to modified found objects or constructed spatial installations. Space and time are often systematically thematised in his works and intertwined with his personal history, bearing fragments of his memories of the years he spent as a child and teenager in relatively isolated Czechoslovakia during the autocratic communist regime.
Ondak grew to understand society’s attempt to order existence through divisions and classifications of inclusion and exclusion. This structure’s failure is what the artist questions in his work by revealing the potential of other orders, other patterns of behaviour, and, ultimately, alternative social and political possibilities. The impression that his work often gives, of reality [...]
CCA Center for Contemporary Arts Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 21.04.– 24.06.2023
Yu Ji, Miss Shell, Delta, and Two Noughts, Installation view, CCA Berlin, 2023. Photos: Diana Pfammatter/CCA Berlin
CCA Berlin – Center for Contemporary Arts is pleased to announce Miss Shell, Delta, and Two Noughts, featuring newly commissioned sculptures and video works by artist Yu Ji, marking her first solo exhibition in Germany.
Yu Ji’s work, which spans photography, printmaking, and performance in addition to sculpture and video, reflects on the artistic process and is shaped through the physical sites and conditions wherein it is conceived. Her recent participation in international exhibitions and residencies has led her to acclimate with transience, and thus to pose the question of how to remain faithful both to the material particularities of her practice and the sense of situatedness that animates it. How should an artist adjust to, and how can they locate potentiality in uncertainty?
For a sculptor who primarily engages physical materials and tools, a stable workplace remains vital; that is how Yu Ji has worked for more than a [...]
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) is one of the most important master builders of European Baroque. With buildings such as the Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) in Salzburg, the Imperial Library and the Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) in Vienna, he created icons of architectural history. Educated in Rome, Fischer combined the exact knowledge of classical monuments and the latest buildings in Italy and France with an extraordinary ability to design on a spatial-sculptural and at the same time figurative level. His geographical and temporal horizon outreached the boarders of his immediate work sphere – mainly Vienna and Salzburg – by far: as the visionary author of the first illustrated world history of architecture, which already spread his fame in book-form across Europe during his lifetime, he became a world-class architect of the baroque era. The Salzburg Museum takes, in cooperation with the Wien Museum, the 300th anniversary of [...]