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.
“Veladoras Arte Universal,” (Universal Art Candles) at The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba as part of The XIII Biennial of Havana, features Orozco’s latest series of works, a sculptural combination of patterned tights and cardboard.
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.
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 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."
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.”
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.
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.
“The Bridge” by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, a single-channel video installation about mental breakdown and the experience of psychosis, is featured in “Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.” The exhibition at Scandinavia House in New York City presents work that reflects the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art.
Sugimoto will speak at the Collège de France, at the Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre in Paris, as part of its festivities celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera. The artist has created a ballet for the opera, which will open in September.
Following a successful renovation of the museum’s lobby by Hiroshi Sugimoto, the museum began working with Sugimoto to develop a concept design for the garden. The new vision will create spaces for large-scale contemporary works and performances, as well as intimate spaces for the museum’s modern masterpieces. Initial concept designs also include reopening the underground passage, which has been closed for 30 years, but was an important element in architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original design, connecting the garden to the museum plaza.
“Broodthaerskabinet” at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium is dedicated to the work, books, prints and archival objects that are owned by the museum. The exhibition is a reflection on Broodthaers’s ideas about the meaning of art and its institutions.
In the late 1960s and 1970s, American artists challenged the concept of modern art by creating land art—large-scale, outdoor earthworks—away from urban centers. Related to the theme of the Getty Research Institute's current exhibition Monumentality, this event will screen two 16 mm films: Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) and Charles and Ray Eames's Powers of 10 (1977).
After the screening, curator Frances Terpak will moderate a discussion with writer and activist Lucy Lippard and artists Tacita Dean and Edward Ranney about their own engagement with land art.
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hosts a conversation between Dara Birnbaum and Sarah Hill, both included in the institution's exhibition, "Men of Steel, Woman of Wonder." The evening will begin with a screening of Birnbaum’s work Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, followed by a moderated discussion between Birnbaum (who will be joining via Skype) and Hill on gender, identity, and art.
The Savannah College of Art and Design presents a conversation with the deFINE ART 2019 honoree, Lawrence Weiner. Lawrence Weiner will discuss his various text-based and site-specific public artworks that have manifested in various forms and places since the early 1970s.
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and the contemporary art foundation TBA21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary), Vienna, will present two important film installations by Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest (2001-present) and The Lightning Testimonies (2007).
The Sovereign Forest, initiated in 2001, is an ongoing project comprising multiple galleries with films, books, photographs and documents, presented as an archive with the aim of exploring the social and environmental impact of mining in Odisha, a region in the east of India. The Lightning Testimonies is a multi-channel film installation that explores the complex and brutal recent histories of sexual violence and trauma in the Indian subcontinent via recollections endured by a wide range of local cultures and communities.
An inaugural conversation will take place on February 25 at 7pm, between the artist, Chus Martínez, curator of the exhibition and Baroness Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, founder of TBA21, in an encounter presented by the museum’s artistic director Guillermo Solana.
"AS YOU GO" at Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, brings together some of the most significant filmic works created by the artist in recent years, including “Ravel, Ravel” (2013), “Take Over” (2017) and “If and only if” (2018).