The Shadow of the Avant-garde, Rousseau and Forgotten Masters / Museum Folkwang
Oct.2, 2015 – January 10, 2016
A shadow accompanies every 20th-century Avant-Garde Art Movement. Self-taught artists are what make up this shadow.*
They are painters, sculptors, and photographers with neither academic training nor access to both traditional and newly emerging channels of dissemination for their works. But their works match those by the best artists of the 20th century in artistry, aesthetic richness, immediacy, and intensity. These relative unknowns, in fact, often became an important source of inspiration for many of their famous counterparts, who gave them recognition and sometimes encouragement. The exhibition presents thirteen of these self-taught artists and a brief retrospective of their major works, which as a whole represent a kaleidoscope of widely different forms of artistic creativity.
Dismaland to be taken down and sent to Calais to build shelters
Work to take down Dismaland begins on Monday and the elusive street artist said all the timber and fixtures from the ‘bemusement park’ would be sent to the Jungle camp. An estimated 5,000 people displaced from countries including Syria, Libya and Eritrea are believed to be camped in and around the French port.
Πώς προσλαμβάνονται τα έργα μεγάλων αρχιτεκτόνων, όπως του Gerrit Rietveld, του Mies van der Rohe, του Álvaro Siza, του Toyo Ito και του Τάκη Ζενέτου από την νέα γενιά Ελλήνων αρχιτεκτόνων; 45 Έλληνες αρχιτέκτονες κάτω των 45 χρόνων, παρουσιάζουν έργα από όλο τον κόσμο, από το 1915 μέχρι σήμερα, που αποτέλεσαν πηγή έμπνευσης και αφετηρία δικής τους δημιουργίας. Continue reading …
“The Marathon” – Series of live performances by epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation
Υπό το τίτλο “The Marathon”, ο οργανισμός epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation παρουσιάζει τη σειρά ζωντανών επιτελέσεων (performances) το Σάββατο 19 Σεπτεμβρίου – 18:00 με 22:00 στους χώρους του Booze Cooperativa, με ελεύθερη είσοδο. Ως αποτέλεσμα του ομώνυμου εκπαιδευτικού εργαστηρίου και με τη καθοδήγηση της εικαστικού Dagmar I. Glausnitzer Smith και του καλλιτεχνικού διδύμου Zeirle & Carter, με βάση τη Γερμανία και το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, καθώς και των προσκεκλημένων δασκάλων Αντρέα Πασιά και Francesco Kiàis, οι συμμετέχοντες έχουν ως σημείο έναρξης του ‘μαραθώνιού’ τους το κέντρο της Αθήνας, καθώς επιλέχθηκαν μέσω ανοιχτού καλέσματος από Ελλάδα, Κύπρο και χώρες του εξωτερικού.
International curators present exhibitions in Vienna’s leading contemporary art galleries.
Art and capital
Curated by_vienna was initiated by the Vienna Business Agency’s creative unit, departure, in 2009 to support systematic cooperation between Viennese contemporary art galleries and international curators. Vienna boasts a vibrant contemporary art scene as a European metropolis at the crossroads between North and South, East and West, tradition and innovation. In addition to its world-class museums and non-profit organizations, there are numerous excellent galleries that have earned an international reputation through cutting-edge programmes.
Becky Campbell, Curious Artefacts, The Artwall / Athens Project Space
The photograph above shows finds from a Shipwreck near Antickythera Island, Greece, taken after the excavation and it was presented in the periodical exhibition “Antickythera Shipwreck” held at The National Archaeological Museum in Athens in 2012. This photograph was the starting point of Becky Campell’s poetic concept for Curious Artefacts, an exhibition-excavation of contemporary art objects.
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
September 25, 2015 – February 7, 2016
The Jewish Museum
From early vanguard constructivist works by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, to the modernist images of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson, Soviet photographers played a pivotal role in the history of photography. Covering the period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, this exhibition explores how early modernist photography influenced a new Soviet style while energizing and expanding the nature of the medium — and how photography, film, and poster art were later harnessed to disseminate Communist ideology. The Power of Pictures revisits this moment in history when artists acted as engines of social change and radical political engagement, so that art and politics went hand in hand.