Art

Are we ready for a new revolution? Some reflections after Signal 2019

Comprehensively the theme of this 2019 edition of Signal, which took place from 10th to 13th of October, was the revolution: the 30th anniversary of the Czech Velvet Revolution, but also that of the present and the future, linked to the climate, social and technological changes of our time. Report and interview of Federica Fontana.... READ MORE...

Patrick Staff: “On Venus”

Through a varied and interdisciplinary body of work, Patrick Staff interrogates notions of discipline, dissent, labour and queer identity. "On Venus" presents Staff ’s most ambitious work to date: a site-specific installation exploring structural violence, registers of harm and the effects of acid, blood and hormones. Throughout the spaces of the Serpentine Gallery, Staff initiates a series of architectural interventions.... READ MORE...

The Assembled Human

With "The Assembled Human" the Museum Folkwang focuses on the manifold entanglements between human being and machine: the exhibition presents art as a mirror of industrialisation, technologisation and digitisation.... READ MORE...

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

"Masculinities: Liberation through Photography" is a major group exhibition that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed as expressed and documented through photography and film from the 1960s to the present day.... READ MORE...

Shan Shui — Nature Oppressed

The exhibition "ShanShui - Nature Oppressed" intends to show how views of nature, as developed in East Asia, are based on the tradition of editing and oppressing nature in a multi-faceted way, even though they have long been considered nature-friendly. This exhibition also aims to destroy age-long dualistic prejudices and blind faith - as seen in the ideas of East vs. West, and naturalism vs. humanism.... READ MORE...

Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age

IMMA presents one of its most ambitious and compelling exhibitions exploring desire in our everyday lives. In particular, "Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age" considers desire’s relationship to structures of power, individualism and emerging collective actions.... READ MORE...

Asta Gröting: “Where do you see yourself in 20 years”?

In her exhibition, Asta Gröting combines earlier works with new sculptures and videos focusing on the physical and psychological deconstruction of the human body. Whether based on family members, friends or historical figures, Gröting’s work across media seeks to cast abstract qualities such as thought, intimacy, conflict and subjectivity.... READ MORE...

Ricardo Carioba: “Non Linear Spatial Normalizations”

FuturDome is introducing, for the first time in Europe, the oeuvre and the artistic course of Ricardo Carioba. In his first monographic exhibition "Non Linear Spatial Normalizations", the context becomes the work, not to extend the art space or to pierce the city through, but to find a time and place with the arriving people, where meaning could begin.... READ MORE...

“Matthew Barney: Redoubt”

UCCA presents "Matthew Barney: Redoubt", a major new body of work realized between 2016 and 2019 that marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in China. The exhibition includes the titular two-hour film, five monumental sculptures, more than fifty engravings and electroplated copper plates, and an artist-conceived catalogue... READ MORE...

“Up in Arms”

"Up in Arms" has its focus on the downsides of the industry. Through artworks, the project affords a more detailed insight into the arms trade and its often overlooked ramifications.... READ MORE...

“Transcorporealities”: part of “HERE AND NOW” at Museum Ludwig

The exhibition "Transcorporealities" takes as its starting point the concept of the permeability of bodies. This idea of “transcorporeality” can also be applied to the museum: in continuous metabolic processes, various social, biological, technological, economic and political systems intersect. Against this backdrop, the exhibition activates an area in the museum that is freely accessible and opens toward the urban space with its transparent façades and glass doors on two sides: the foyer.... READ MORE...

More-than-humans

Curated by Stefanie Hessler, "More-than-humans" brings together outstanding works by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tomás Saraceno from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) collection: they consider that which cannot be explained by the rational anthropoid mind.... READ MORE...

Sounds, Codes, Images: Acoustic Experimentation in the Visual Arts

The exhibition Sounds, Codes, Images: Acoustic Experimentation in the Visual Arts is a cross-section of the history of the representation of sound and acoustic experimentation from the avant-garde to the present day. By means of historical and contemporary works, the exhibition sets out to show how sound acquires colour and shape.... READ MORE...

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