Haus Wittgenstein & Tanzquartier Wien, 19.06.–28.06.2019
Sven Stilinović, Kosuth's Teeth (Kousteeth), 1980
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – Vienna 2019 is an exhibition of performances created by artists from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe that are activated from works present in private collections in Vienna. The project is based on an original exhibition score conceived by Pierre Bal-Blanc and was launched for the first time at documenta 14 in Athens/Kassel in 2017 according to the artists that were featured in the exhibition. The Private Score is this score’s second version and is being produced in Vienna at the initiative of the Kontakt collection with its resources expanded by the collections of the TBA21 and works also represented in the collection of Generali Foundation.
For this iteration, the curator together with Romanian choreographer and artist Manuel Pelmuş investigates gestures once generated in 1960s and ’70s Eastern Europe in close dialogue with the artists. It [...]
Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2019. We are showing woks by:
Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Milena Dragicevic Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Mangelos Asier Mendizabal Jan Merta Roman Ondak Tania Pérez Córdova Roman Signer Mladen Stilinović
MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, 29.05.–06.10.2019
Nilbar Güreş, BAŞ ÜSTÜ TrabZONE SERİSİ’nden / OVERHEAD from the TrabZONE SERIES, 2010
On the basis of which values can the utopia of an economically and socially just and fair as well as ecologically sustainable future become reality? “With the possibilities of art, design, and architecture, the Vienna Biennale will contribute to shaping a future based on values,” Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and initiator and head of the Vienna Biennale, states. Artists, designers, and architects from all continents will take a stance towards the future we really want. The VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE: BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World will focus on brave visions on handling artificial intelligence and new technologies, on shaping innovative (urban) ways of work, on new ways of living (together), and on responsible consumption.
The organizers of the Vienna Biennale—MAK, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Architekturzentrum Wien, and Vienna Business Agency, as well as Slovak Design Center as [...]
MoMUS – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, 08.05.–17.05.2019
Nilbar Güres, Headstanding Totem, 2014
The ZOO photography exhibition is an attempt to highlight the multiple identities and elements of diversity in the city today. The Zoo, a place with a unique logic of organization, where animals from different parts of the world coexist in a miniature of their natural environment, becomes a comprehensive vehicle for the city. Fifteen artists in fifteen selected public places of the city compose a new allegory, a new field of emerging places and images.
The complex world of the zoo is being used as a theoretical starting point for the concept of the photography exhibition of 15 young artists from Northern Europe as part of this year’s SKG BRIDGES Festival 2019. The internal incompatibilities and tensions of zoo, a place with a unique internal organizational logic, where animals from different parts of the world, each in a miniature of its natural surroundings, compose a supralocal allegory, forming a field of multiple emerging places and [...]
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, 26.04.–29.09.2019
Nilbar Güres, Thirsty for Lilly, 2018
Mankind is the only species on Earth to have mastered nature. For thousands of years, this was a domination of the predators rejoicing in their power. Fortunately, human beings began to develop empathy in relation to nature; they recognised its pain, sensitivity and beauty. Some hundred years ago the reflection came that the existence of the human species depends closely on the state of the natural environment. Exploitation of nature gradually shifted towards seeking a balance. This slow process says a lot about our species. No wonder that it has also become an important forum of artistic commentary.
The exhibition Nature in Art includes contemporary works by more than 70 artists from many countries, ranging from painting, photography and video to object and installation. The exhibition has been divided into five parts: beauty, ecology, confrontation, matter and symbol.
In works related to beauty artists eternalise picturesque views, imitate [...]
Nilbar Güres, Escaping Cactus, 2014. Photo: Museum der Moderne Salzburg / Rainer Iglar
The future of our planet—and the condition in which we will leave it to our descendants—are some of the most pressing concerns facing us today. Climate change and dwindling resources are critical issues that increasingly affect the everyday lives of many people.
The exhibition all natural presents a selection of artistic responses to the complex interrelationships between humanity and the natural world.
For a long time, prefixes like “natural,” “eco,” or “organic,” have been used to describe a lifestyle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment and to the individual. Sustainability—not just in terms of food, but also in other areas of everyday life, such as clothing, housing, and transport—is paramount here.
We now speak of the “Anthropocene”—the geological age of humans—to denote the increasing pressure the human species has been exerting on the environment, [...]