"Art and Urbanism" is the theme of a lecture and workshop led by Julie Mehretu as part of the Addis 2019 African Humanities Workshop Program of The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The lecture will take place at the Alle School of Fine art and Design in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Cushing Gallery at Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island presents Kentridge's animated short film, “Stereoscope.” It is the eighth film of Kentridge’s decade long series focusing on Soho Eckstein, an archetypal character from South Africa’s post-apartheid era.
ACRIA presented Nan Goldin with the Artists Ending AIDS Award at its Holiday Dinner in New York on Thursday, December 13. Proceeds supported HIV prevention, research, and education programs. This accolade honors Goldin’s decades-long dedication to AIDS activism.
Museum Haus Konstruktiv has announced the twelfth winner of the internationally renowned Zurich Art Prize for 2019: Leonor Antunes. There will be an exhibition in honor of the prize for Leonor at the museum from October 31, 2019 - January 12, 2020.
William Kentridge brings "More Sweetly Play the Dance," an immersive, multimedia experience on mortality, emigration, and exile, to the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lothar Baumgarten.
In a career spanning five decades, Lothar drew wide acclaim and respect for a singularly powerful and diverse body of work, from photography, to 16 mm films, slide projections, recordings, drawings, prints, artist books, short stories, as well as site-specific works, wall drawings and architecture-related interventions.
Today we mourn the loss of this extraordinary artist, a powerful writer, and a brilliant friend.
We will remember him always and the impact he has had on our lives will live on in his work.
The photography institute founded by David Goldblatt in 1989 was awarded The 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award on December 6, 2018 in Amsterdam.
Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa, 1989) was established in the final years of apartheid to make visual literacy and the craft of photography available to all races. At a time when the movement of black people was severely restricted, David Goldblatt set up the Market Photo Workshop to provide photographic training and equipment to black South Africans so they could give visual expression to their experiences. Among its many achievements are the creation of a strong local-regional network and a vast image archive of unique historical and social importance.
"A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I," says Jason Farago in The New York Times about "The Head & the Load." Tickets are on sale for the performance and musical piece commissioned by The Park Avenue Armory in New York. The music is composed by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi, with choreography by Gregory Maqoma.
New York Times Review: "The Head & the Load."
Nan Goldin will be honored with a Centenary Medal at this year's Royal Photographic Society Awards at the Royal Society in London.
Now in its 140th year, The Royal Photographic Society Awards honors key figures from the worlds of art, science, education, film, and publishing.
Winners are chosen by the RPS awards selection committee, which is made up of senior members of the Society as well as respected external advisors – all working in different spheres of photography.
Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro will present a solo exhibition of Chantal Akerman, titled "Tempo Expandido/Expanded Time." The exhibition will feature several of Akerman’s video installations, including “Maniac Summer,” “In the Mirror” and “Tombée de nuit sur Shanghaï (Nightfall in Shanghai).”
“Quattro Ragazzi: Hopes and Illusions of the Momoyama Renaissance – Europe through the Eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and the Tensho Embassy” showcases the exuberant art and culture that flourished during the Momoyama period in Japan. The exhibition at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum in Nagasaki City, Japan, will also include Sugimoto's "Seascapes," as well as Tensho Embassy-related materials and artworks.
Lothar Baumgarten’s 1978 film, “Ursprung der Nacht” (Amazonas Kosmos) / “Origin of the Night” (Amazon Cosmos), is part of the XIV Cuenca Biennial. The theme of this year's biennial is "Living Structures. Art as a plural experience," and it is curated by Jesus Fuenmayor.
This curatorial proposal is an invitation to reflect on the ways in which we relate to art in order to focus on the idea of art as a living and plural experience: aesthetic, sensorial, intellectual, emotional, psychological, but also political, sociological, and anthropological.
Julie Mehretu created the set designs for "Only the Sound Remains," Kaija Saariaho’s opera based on Ezra Pound’s translations of two Japanese Noh plays. The U.S. premiere directed by Peter Sellars takes place at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Performances: November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm and November 18, 2018 at 5 pm
"Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint" is organized as a unique dialogue between two artists: Isamu Noguchi and Danh Vo.
The exhibition articulates this conversation through a range of works by Noguchi that spans almost five decades, and that includes drawings, industrial design objects, and sculptures in stone, metal, and other materials. Vo’s contribution to the exhibition consists not only of select examples of his practice produced between 2010 and 2018, but also of building a bridge between two institutions and two cities—M+ in Hong Kong and The Noguchi Museum in New York. The exhibition is structured as a counterpoint, a musical term used to describe two separate melodies that interweave and complement each other while maintaining their respective independence. Noguchi and Vo here carry separate melodies, but their voices interweave at certain points in the spaces of the exhibition.
“Composition for 37 flutes (in two parts)” has won the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. The award recognizes a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage of their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. Cerith Wyn Evans's sculpture is now on view at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.
Sugimoto’s photographs are the subject of a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibition includes a selection from his Diorama, Seascapes and Theater series.
Steve MᶜQueen collaborated with author Gillian Flynn to create "Widows," a film based upon the 1983 British television series of the same name. The film stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson. "Widows" premieres in theaters in the United States beginning November 16, 2018.
There will be an advance screening and a conversation with MᶜQueen as part of TimesTalks programming on November 13, 2018 at 7 pm, at the Directors Guild of America Theater. The theater is located on 110 West 57th Street in New York.
In advance of the gallery's presentation, The Vera List Center and UnionDocs, in association with Marian Goodman Gallery, will present a screening of Amar Kanwar’s "Such a Morning," at UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, with a reception at 6:30 pm followed by the screening and discussion at 7:30 pm. On November 12, the Vera List Center will introduce Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum for Studies into Darkness, a year-long series of public seminars on Freedom of Speech from fall 2018 to fall 2019 prompted by the artist's invitation to help illuminate that which is unknown or “dark.” Structured like an open curriculum, the program will examine the profound transformation on common understandings of Freedom of Speech as foundational to Western democracies, generated by recent debates around hate speech, censorship, and racism in the U.S. and elsewhere. This series will be inaugurated with “Mapping the Territory,” a seminar considering Kanwar’s meditations on both the freedoms we have -- and the freedoms we lack. The event will be held at The New School’s Lang Center (55 West 13th Street), from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Yang Fudong will participate in the 12th edition of the Shanghai Biennale, which is titled "Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence." The biennale will take place at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai.
Pinacoteca de São Paulo presents "Invention of Origin" which takes as the starting point the film "The Origin of the Night: Amazon Cosmos (1973-77)," by Lothar Baumgarten. The film has never been released in Brazil, and will be presented alongside a selection of works by four Brazilian artists — Antonio Dias, Carmela Gross, Solange Pessoa and Tunga. In common, the selected works allude to primordial times and actions which could have contributed to the narratives about the origin of life.