Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project, Shangahi, China, 27.04.–08.08.2021
After “Remain Calm”, the project by Nile Koetting presented in 2019-2020, Gallery 0 is hosting Shanghai based artist Yu Ji, whose artistic research over the past ten years has focused on the work of time in the face of the rapidly changing urban world. Her work evokes sculpture as a perpetual project in which mass, texture, materials and form compose a temporary landscape. Working in situ using each specific location and context, she creates a liminal space between two worlds, a sensitive field to host opposing forces and produce fertile accidents.
Yu Ji’s practice is based on the techniques of sculpture, a traditional medium that she reinterprets through installations, performance and video. The duration and manual transformation of materials are central to her work. Her Flesh in Stone series, begun in 2012, places particular importance on the sculptural process and relates to the principle of imprint through the direct contact between the object and its [...]
with Pierre Bal-Blanc, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Upon invitation from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, in the framework of Ulay Was Here (21.11.2020 – 30.05.2021), de Appel presents:
Here is Ulay with
Georgia Sagri (20.11.2020 – 18.01.2021)
Pierre Bal-Blanc ft. Nilbar Güreş a.o. (19.01. – 30.05.2021)
Lotte Reimann (02.03. – 30.05.2021)
Working at the intersection of curatorial and artistic practice, Pierre Bal-Blanc proposes Le Salon Turc, a ‘conversation score’, written in response to Ulay’s own notation of his 1976 action Irritation: there is a Criminal Touch to Art. By reading the conversation score as it appears right below this text, viewers can find out more about the sculptural contribution of artist Nilbar Güreş as well as the selection of a painting from the Stedelijk’s collection by Jean Brusselmans and a musical theme by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Prize from the legacy of Mme M. Mottier-Lovis
Since 2015 the Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel has been awarding the Prix Maud Mottier to artists who work primarily in the medium of painting. The prize from the legacy of Mme M. Mottier-Lovis is awarded twice a year, at least one of which is awarded in connection with a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Pasquart.
Nilbar’s solo show Sour as a Lemon at Kunsthaus Paquart is on view until 13th June 2021.
A publication accompanying the exhibition with a text by Pierre Bal Blanc and an interview with the artist will be published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. With the kind support of the Federal Chancellery Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum Bern, and the SAHA Association.
Nilbar Güreş' previous awards:
2013 Professor-Hilde-Goldschmidt-Award (AT)
2014 Msgr. Otto Mauer Award (AT)
2015 BC21 Art Award (AT)
2018 De'Longhi Art [...]
Pasquart Kunsthaus, Biel, Switzerland, 17.04.–13.06.2021
Nilbar Güreş (*1977, TUR), who lives and works in Vienna and Istanbul, is one of the most interesting and successful contemporary artists. Her work deals with social questions such as cultural diversity or queer modes of life and highlights the possibilities of an open society. Raising awareness through art of the discourses concerning minorities has a lasting effect. Güreş questions conventional roles of and relationships between the sexes and indicates potentials for strengthening feminine and queer identities. Her artistic practice is based on subtle moments of resistance, whose staging on the margin of the everyday appears quietly radical. Nilbar Güreş’ work is marked by humour and playful irony, revealing a consistent criticism of socio-political conventions. The performative character manifests itself in her photographic and sculptural works, but is also [...]
PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, 27.03.2021 – 05.02.2022
The PalaisPopulaire is showing current aspects of international abstract art in the “Ways of Seeing Abstraction” exhibition.
Since its revolutionary beginnings at the beginning of the 20th century, abstract art has repeatedly flourished, defying hostility and bans. Today, in particular, artists and museums are increasingly devoting themselves to this theme. The third show from the Deutsche Bank Collection at the PalaisPopulaire comprises over 200 works from 1959 to 2021. It encompasses not only drawings and photographs—s in the two previous exhibitions—but also, for the first time, significant paintings and prints. Like the Deutsche Bank Collection itself, “Ways of Seeing Abstraction” has a global scope featuring internationally renowned artists such as Gerhard Richter and Tadaaki Kuwayama, as well as a number of new discoveries and rediscoveries including Rana Begum, Jennie C. Jones, Kapwani Kiwanga, and Wilhelm Müller. 51 artists [...]
Belvedere, Vienna, 18.03.–12.09.2021
As part of the exhibition series CARLONE CONTEMPORARY, in spring 2021 the Belvedere will be presenting sculptural objects by Irene and Christine Hohenbüchler. These were included in a generous gift to the museum comprising works by these two Austrian artists. The sculptures are to enter into a dialogue with the Carlone Hall’s allegorical pictorial program and the history of the Baroque palace.
Participation, grappling with social and political questions, opening up the creative process, and examining the idea of authorship are all characteristics of Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler’s oeuvre. This large group of works in this gift to the Belvedere includes early pieces from the 1990s, examples of multiple authorship that were often created in collaboration with people from socially marginalized groups.
It is difficult to take in the wide variety of Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler’s work. It encompasses [...]