Tacita Dean is among the 32 artists and artist collectives participating in the 57th Edition of Carnegie International. The world's second-oldest international contemporary art survey takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
The exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, is built around hourly screenings of Dean’s “Event for Stage” (2015), in which actor Stephen Dillane acts from a script given to him, page by page, by Dean, seated in the front row of the audience.
“Event for Stage” is joined in the exhibition by a number of works that together examine performance and its relationship to fiction, the imagination and the collective effort of artist and audience.
Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to present “Exomind (Deep Water),” a recent work by Pierre Huyghe at this year’s Art Basel Parcours section at the Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft garden in Basel.
A beehive grows on the head of a female figure, pollinating the surroundings.
Pierre Huyghe's exhibitions are complex systems in which interdependent agents, biotic and abiotic, real and symbolic are self-organizing, co-evolve in a dynamic and unstable mesh.
In Documenta 13, Huyghe presented Untilled (2011-2012), a live construct ecosystem. Within it, lying in the mud of a compost, a statue with the head covered by a beehive was a part of a wider set of operations occurring without control and under their own conditions.
In Exomind (2017), Huyghe’s latest project, among the living entities inhabiting a sandy hill in the forest of Dazaifu, Japan, the beehive covering the head of a new female statue, as an exo-mind in endless formation, is growing by pollinating other living symbols. It constantly modifies itself in this transitory, porous, entangled environment in permanent variations.Read More »
Location: Erste Kirche Christi, Picassoplatz 2
Since 2017, Thomas Struth has worked at the Leibniz Institute for Zoological and Wildlife Research in Berlin, following researchers in biology and veterinary medicine in their study of wildlife diversity and conservation. Struth’s most recent work, Animals, represents a pictorial shift in his oeuvre. Drawing on his visual research into scientific and medical environments, as well as the history of memento mori, his project sensitively captures animals following their moment of surrender. Struth’s subjects appear suspended between life and death. In their beauty, dignity, and poignancy the animals bear a reminder of the transience of life. Presented in Basel’s First Church of Christ, Scientist, the portraits intermingle with the ever-changing utility of the modernist building.
In tandem with the exhibition, Struth has curated a program of live music in collaboration with guitarist Frank Bungarten. At Struth’s invitation a variety of contemporary solo works will be presented.
Monday, June 11
7:30 pm: Walter Fähndrich, viola – Viola II & VII
Thursday, June 14
noon: Thierry Mechler, organ - Improvisations
Saturday, June 16
noon: Maurizio Grandinetti, acoustic guitar – Music by chance - Music by numbers
7 pm: Maurizio Grandinetti, e-guitar – ECHEOS, Where signals melt
9:30 pm: Walter Fähndrich, viola – Viola II & Viola VII
Holland Festival presents a double-screen version of End Credits by Steve McQueen, in which the artist pays homage to the African American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976). An anti-imperialist committed to fighting inequality, Robeson was watched in the 1950s and blacklisted by the FBI—the organization that kept an extensive archive on the political activist and international icon. During the McCarthy era, the FBI compiled thousands of pages on Robeson, now a public archive which McQueen used to create this video.
This work shows the significantly censored pages read by male and female voices. McQueen creates a compelling visual composition that brings forth the perverse nature of politically driven discrimination and persecution.
McQueen will also be present on Sunday, June 10 at 3:30 pm to speak about Paul Robeson. In this conversation with David Dibosa, curator and researcher at the Chelsea College of Arts in London, McQueen delves deeper into the work and legacy of the legendary figure.
There will be a screening of Lothar Baumgarten's 1978 film, "Der Ursprung der Nacht (Amazonas Kosmos)" at the IHME festival in Helsinki, Finland. The 2018 edition of IHME is dedicated to non-human species.
The screening will be at Cinema Korjaamo Kino from 4 – 5:30 p.m. For more information please visit ihmefestival.fi.
Tony Cragg brings his large-scale sculpture to Park Avenue this summer.
Tony Cragg's Monumental Sculptures can be seen in the following locations from now through October 31, 2018:
Mean Average, 2013, Park Avenue at East 52nd Street
Elliptical Column, 2012, Park Avenue at East 57th Street
Runner (gebogen), 2017, Park Avenue at East 67th Street
Hammerhead, 2017, Park Avenue at East 72nd Street
Tommy, 2013, Park Avenue at East 79th StreetRead More »
In the newly opened galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts, Tacita Dean will explore “landscape” in its broadest sense: intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing and a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate created especially for these spaces will draw you into Dean’s vision. The highlight of the exhibition will be a major new, experimental 35mm film, Antigone, shown as two simultaneous cinemascope projections.
This is one of three distinct exhibitions to form an unprecedented collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. Each show focuses on a genre central to the shaping of the institutions’ collections – LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, STILL LIFE – and looks at them through the contemporary prism of Tacita Dean’s artistic practice.
Following a tradition of site-specific projects created since 2015, the museum has invited Danh Vo for a new commission. Vo has conceived a large-scale sculptural project underlying once again his ability to articulate personal and collective histories, while bringing together a network of partners sharing skills and assets for the sake of a common production.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila has selected seven monumental works that provide a selective retrospective of her oeuvre. In her earlier works she has dealt with the unsettling human dramas at the center of personal relationships. The recent works have widened the focus from people onto their environment, departing from a biopolitical perspective.
Join Thomas Struth and Tobia Bezzola as they interrogate Struth’s photographic subjects, technique and influences. Whilst people are conspicuously absent from his street sense of 1970s Düsseldorf, New York and Paris, his renowned images of museums and family portraits are crowded with people. Investigate how Struth’s photographs reveal the cultural, historical and psychological intricacies of looking which permeate through contemporary culture.
Museo Reina Sofía presents “Breathing Spell,” Nairy Baghramian’s first solo show in Spain, at Palacio de Cristal.
The sculptures and installations of Nairy Baghramian revise inherited forms and concepts as they address notions such as functionality, abstraction and feminism. With a clear reference to art history and modern architecture, notably Minimalism and Surrealism, the artist calls into question the strain that exists between aspects such as function and ornament, industry and craft, among others. Her sculptures, made of steel, resin, silicone, and leather, often assume organic forms where visible protuberances and recesses in human physiology and subjectivity, as well as interior design and decorative objects, resound.