The installation Sous vent – which was shown initially in Paris, Moscow, and Warsaw – has been on view at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen since 2011. This work, which extends to a length of 30 meters, will be on display in its full extent on the lower level of the K21. Positioned beneath a gigantic piece of silk cloth that is set into wave motions by a fan are objects that are reminiscent of hands and internal organs. Alongside the large-scale piece “Under the Wind,” so evocative of the forces of nature, Annette Messager will be showing a number of recent works at the K21.
For further information, please visit the K21 website
The Seine River will light up like Broadway on 13 September 2014 when the rooftop work is switched on at the Palais de Conti. One by one, 100,000 people will have the chance to glimpse their name in lights for a few seconds on a glittering 30 meters display towering over the City of Light between the Pont des Arts and Pont Neuf bridges.
With its dark and sardonic wit, documentary footage, spectacular animation, poignant puppetry and superb actors, Ubu and the Truth Commission draws on both the historical archive of the hearings of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and on the dramatic figure of Ubu Roi, a licentious buffoon created by the playwright Alfred Jarry.
For further information, please visit the dinburgh International Festival website
The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts presents the 2nd Live Art Festival The Independent Curators International’s do it exhibition, initiated by curator Hans Ulrich Obris.
For further information, please visit the The Gordon Institute's website
Featuring works from the late 1970s to the present, this represents the artist’s first retrospective exhibition in Australia and includes her large kinetic installations with mechanical and inflatable elements.
For further information, please visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia website
Giuseppe Penone wins 2014 Imperial Praemium Prize in sculpture. For further information, please visit the Imperial Praemium Prize website
We are pleased to announce that the Juan Munoz Estate has launched juanmunozestate.com.
For further information, please visit the new website
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Amar Kanwar wins Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change.
A voice, a piano and crushing despair. Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, with its twenty-four hypnotically melodic settings of haunting poems by Wilhelm Müller, lies like a black monolith at the heart of German cultural life. This profoundly introspective song cycle depicts the wanderings of a spurned lover in a landscape of snow and ice, eventually descending to metaphysical depths as the winter journey ends in the presence of an old organ grinder. The South African artist William Kentridge has created his own imaginary visual journey with videos incorporating his signature animations, montages and collages, forming a poetic counterpoint to the interpretation of this masterpiece by the pianist Markus Hinterhäuser and eminent Lieder singer, baritone Matthias Goerne.
For further information, please visit the Festival Aix-en-Provence website
Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014.
For further information, please visit the MoMA PS1 website
MOCA presents Steve McQueen: Drumroll, a selection of works by British artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. On view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 28 through September 21, 2014, the exhibition takes as its centerpiece the artist’s 1998 video installation Drumroll, a 2004 partial and promised gift from MOCA life trustee Blake Byrne to MOCA’s permanent collection. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition also includes a selection of works from Barrage (1998), McQueen’s series of fifty-six photographs of gutter barriers or “dams” found along the streets of Paris.
For further information, please visit the MOCA website
William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time" and "Other faces" at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art. For further information, please visit the Espoo Museum of Modern Art website
Eija-Liisa Ahtila makes a projected installation in four channels, Studies on the Ecology of Drama 1. The premiere of the artwork will occur in connection to the opening of the museum. For further information, please visit the Serlachius Museum website
Ivorypress presents On Reality, a joint exhibition by Cristina Iglesias and Thomas Struth that brings together the photography and sculpture of these two artists with an installation that has been specially created for the gallery’s space.
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The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler is the largest ever in Switzerland to be devoted to Gerhard Richter. For further information, please visit the Fondation Beyeler website
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Cristina Iglesias: Tres Aguas
26 April 2014 - ongoing
Various locations in Toledo, Spain
Toledo stands above the fast flowing waters of the River Tagus. Its waters were drawn up by the first communities into their fountains, cisterns and baths, and so the settlement flourished.
In making Tres Aguas – A Project for Toledo, her most ambitious work to date, Cristina Iglesias drew from the cultural history of the city, its mingling and layering of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities who lived alongside each other for centuries in the period known as "La Convivencia" or The Co-existence. The three sculptural works that make up the project bring water to the fore; it courses through channels and travels back into the ground after animating the surfaces of the works so they come to resemble the overgrown bed of some ancient river. Visitors are taken on a journey through the city as they visit each work, from a mudéjar water tower to the city's main public space and then onto a hidden location within a convent, a place not normally open for visitors.
Conceived as a journey into the heart of the city, Iglesias' project aligns the hard materials of architecture and the fluidity of water to deliver a sequence of large-scale sculptural works that bring the river back into the body of this historic city.
For further information, please visit Cristina Iglesias: Tres Aguas to view images, video, and additional information.
Lily Cole meets Tacita Dean, who discusses why she prefers to work in 16mm film as opposed to the digital formats used by other directors, and demonstrates how to take photographs using a celluloid camera.
For further information, please visit the Radio Times website
An extraordinary selection of work by Jeff Wall opens at the Stedelijk Museum on March 1, 2014. Encompassing nearly 40 works, the exhibition surveys Wall’s oeuvre since 1996.
For further information, please visit the Stedelijk Museum website