This Friday at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Italy, there will be a screening of "1395 Days without Red" by Anri Sala as part of OHT – Office for Human Theatre‘s project, "Little Fun Palace." For more information please visit maxxi.art.
“Giuseppe Penone - Grenoble Ripetere il Bosco” features twenty works at the Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. The exhibition explores Penone’s ideas on nature and its forces while showcasing the artist’s broad range of techniques and materials.
The Hilti Art Foundation is presenting photographs of Thomas Struth from its collection. In this self-curated show, Struth combines his works with paintings and sculptures from the Hilti Art Foundation collection, thus placing them for the first time in his international exhibiting career in an iconographic and aesthetic context with artworks from the 19th and 20th century.
Thomas Struth, who studied under Gerhard Richter and Bernd Becher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1973 to 1980, has combined his photographs primarily into groups of works with such titles as Unbewusste Orte (Unconscious Places), Museum Photographs, Kultstätten (Cult Sites) or New Pictures from Paradise. On a global scale, he has trained his eye on streets, squares and buildings in various cities in different countries, on religious buildings and museums, including their visitors, or on the thicket of indigenous and non-European vegetation. Since around 2007 he has been increasingly interested in the complexity of industry, technology and research.
Julie Mehretu will be joined by Miriam Cooke, Professor Emerita, Duke University; Asma Naeem, Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; Nasser Rabbat, Director, AKPIA@MIT; and Deen Sharp, AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow in a panel discussion at MIT SA+P Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning on 77 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.
The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland, is celebrating the completion of its new building with a “A Sense of Place,” a two-day event on April 6 and 7, which will include works such as Pierre Huyghe’s "Name Announcer."
In Reich Richter Pärt two immersive live performances — one conceived by composer Steve Reich and painter Gerhard Richter, the other by Richter and composer Arvo Pärt—explore the shared sensory language of visual art and music. The Richter Pärt partnership builds on a concept originally developed by Alex Poots and Hans Ulrich Obrist for the Manchester International Festival and will feature Pärt’s captivating choral composition together with Richter’s new work. The Reich Richter pairing, a Shed commission, examines the intersection between Richter’s formula for his “Patterns” series and Reich’s rigorous, repeating musical structures in a genre-crossing film made in collaboration with Corinna Belz and featuring the world premiere of a new Reich composition.
The film "Such a Morning" is a modern parable about two people’s quiet engagement with truth. In the 85-minute film, a famous mathematician at the peak of his career unexpectedly withdraws from his life and retreats to the wilderness to live in an abandoned train carriage. Creating a zone of darkness so as to acclimatize himself before total darkness descends, the professor begins to live in a realm bereft of light. Thus starts an epic sensory journey into a new plane of emotional resonance between the self and the surrounding world.
Photo Kathmandu in collaboration with Film Southasia will present a weekend of screenings of films by Amar Kanwar. Amar Kanwar has distinguished himself through films and multi-media works, which explore the politics of power, violence and justice. His multi-layered installations originate in narratives often drawn from zones of conflict and are characterized by a unique poetic approach to the personal, social and political.
All screenings will take place at the Chhaya Center, Thamel, 6th floor above QFX. Seats will be on first-come-first-serve basis. All screenings are free and open to the public.
25 emerging artists and special guests will perform in “Soundtrack of America," a week-long musical celebration of the impact of African American music as an art form, conceived by Steve McQueen in collaboration with Quincy Jones, Maureen Mahon, and Dion Wilson.
“Soundtrack of America was conceived for today’s most exciting young artists to shine during a major cultural moment,” said McQueen. “Our amazing creative team developed this commission to honor history in a bold, life-giving way.”
Kanwar’s films, "A Season Outside" and "Such a Morning" will be screened at Eye Amsterdam as part of the institution's series, "A Tale of Hidden Histories, Eye on Art, Shell Shock: The power of stories." Kanwar investigates in his deeply unsettling yet poignant work the nature of oppression and the courageous resistance of an oppressed people. His work demonstrates the importance of resistance, both individually and collectively, and the power of poetry and art to expose injustice.
TANK Shanghai in China, an urban art-park situated around five decommissioned oil tanks transformed into gallery spaces, presents an inaugural exhibition by Adrián Villar Rojas titled “Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who is dreaming who?”
Join artist and filmmaker Tacita Dean for a discussion and a slideshow presentation of her work. This talk is part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, co-presented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA.