Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection in a new touring exhibition that opens at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, 21 September-16 December 2018, then tours throughout the UK.
Criminal Ornamentation explores the cultural and social dimensions of the use of pattern in art. The exhibition title refers to Adolf Loos' 'Ornament and Crime' (1908) a strongly worded essay in which Loos ridiculed the use of ornament as an indication of poor taste and the lowest level of cultural development. As a counterblast to Loos’ bombastic text, Yinka Shonibare MBE presents an explosion of pattern and colour bringing together works from across the visual arts including an acidic wallpaper by Glasgow-based designers, Timorous Beasties, the sculptural torso of Tattoo, a subversive work by Edward Lipski and the flowing vegetation of Honeysuckle, a design by May Morris.
Unified by pattern, the exhibition is a personal selection by Yinka Shonibare MBE from the Arts [...]
Milena Dragicevic, Erections for Transatlantica (Verner), 2011
This exhibition shows the rich imagination that can be found across the European continent. Through the work of twelve artists, a variety of motifs and attitudes unfold. Instead of general statements about Europe, the viewer is offered differentiated and nuanced individual perspectives. Some of them are rooted in local histories, while others relate to the history of art, to nature, or to the search for the timeless. Together, the twelve participating artists offer a panorama of European imagination in times of migration, mobility, and political turbulence.
Throughout Europe a variety of languages, landscapes, and ways of living can be encountered against the background of a shared history and a common understanding of what is necessary for art to flourish. This coherent diversity is reflected through the attitudes and imaginations of the artists brought together in this show. The artists understand their work as being part of a global (art) society. And yet, local [...]
Július Koller, Univerzálne Fyzkultúrna Operácia (Obrana) (U.F.O.), 1970
Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2017. We are showing woks by:
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck Benjamin Butler Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Milena Dragicevic Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Mangelos Roman Ondak Tania Pérez Córdova Roman Signer Mladen Stilinović Maja Vukoje Sharon Ya'ari
We are delighted to share that Milena Dragicevic and Mladen Stilinović are participating in the 57th Venice Biennale:
Milena Dragicevic is showing new works from the series Erections for Transatlantica in the Serbian Pavilion. The exhibition ENCLAVIA – Painting, a Consequence of This Kind of Life is curated by Nikola Šuica.
Artist at Work (1978) and Artist at Work, Again (2011) by Mladen Stilinović are part of the main exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel.