Wihelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen am Rhein opens a new exhibition STREET LIFE. The Street in Art from Kirchner to Streuli (November 19, 2022 - March 5, 2023). The unusual title is indeed promising, with participating artists or rather works, for instance, by Max Beckmann, Jean Dubuffet, VALIE EXPORT and Karin Kneffel. The exhibition is divided into six chapters, focusing on the street as a space for cultural action. Some would say: "Don't pass by!".
It finally begins on Wednesday: Art Cologne 2022 starts with its 55th show. The oldest art fair in the world presents modern and contemporary art of all genres, which has always been and remains delightful for visitors and participants. Nearly 200 gallery owners, both German and international, will display their works, not least Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle with creations by Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Florian Süssmayr and others. Until 20th November visitors have time to see renowned and little-known artists with their graceful works. Save the date, as said.
As an homage to the famous french painter of the post-war period, Olivier Debré (1920-1999), and as an attempt of a reinterpretation of his oeuvre, Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré presents a new exhibition called Déborder la Toile. This is about the categories of feelings, emotions in art or rather abstract painting, both modern and contemporary, represented by the artists such as Charlotte Denamur or Thu Van Tran, which in turn opens hitherto unknown perspectives.
Baltic art scene is today full of fascinating events, one of which is the upcoming exhibition Archaeologists of Memory: Vitols Contemporary Art Collection. Irina Vītola and Māris Vītols, one of the leading collector couples not only in the Baltics, but also in Europe, offer the public the opportunity to view their prominent collection, which includes about 1000 works. There are works by already established contemporary artists, or, as the curator suggests, Archaeologists of Memory, from Central and Eastern Europe, such as Vladimir Arkhipov, Rasa Jansone, or Goshka Macuga.
Like other renowned art institutions, the Kunsthalle Bremen decided to rethink its extensive collection, including recent acquisitions, which in turn can be seen by the visitors. Remix: Selections from the Collection of Contemporary Art: speaks for itself, but presents many interesting or rather not yet fully discovered works, not least the works of the contemporary artist of Iranian origin Toulu Hassani.
Only the forgotten one is dead: Rodney Graham has passed away at the age of 73. We are deeply sorry to inform you that one of the most famous contemporary and conceptual artists has left this world. Rodney Graham will be remembered not only as a precise, sensitive and humorous great thinker, one of the main representatives of the Vancouver School, but also as a good friend of the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery.
Mousse Magazine presents: Kikuo Saito in the international or rather in the European press. The Milanese magazine, which specializes in contemporary art, dedicates one of its articles to the art of Kikuo Saito, who is exhibited for the first time in Germany at the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery (2022). Died in 2016, the native of Japan was one of the main protagonists of the American avant-garde theater scene in the 60s and 70s, later - after collaborating with renowned artists of his time - successfully established himself among the abstract expressionists.
Kikuo Saito, O'Day, 2013, oil on canvas, 137 x 196 cm, photo: Wilfried Petzi
In the exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante, boldly titled CRAZY: Madness in Contemporary Art, one encounters many established artists' names, such as Lucio Fontana, Anri Sala or Tobias Rehberger. Contemporary art, of which they representate, is an indefinite, provocative, alluring and at the same time discarding art, which, according to the curator Danilo Eccher, is in turn linked to the state of madness. To look at the works of contemporary artists from this unexpected perspective - is to travel to the eternal city.
Anri Sala, Untitled (ball and lion), 2001, C-print on aludibond, 79 × 109.5 cm
New York's art scene is not the only one to enjoy Thomas Ruff's new exhibitions: until 30 December 2022, the ARKEN Museum in Ishøj, Denmark, will be presenting a new exhibition, the aim of which is to demonstrate its extensive collection of works of contemporary art to Scandinavian and foreign audiences. At the end of the rainbow, despite the connotation of the well-known idiom as something desirable (the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow) but difficult to achieve, shows us the world as an accumulation of ordinary human interactions wherein there is always something to explore.
Among the many new interpretations or representations of museum collections, the Bonn Art Museum's exhibition German Caviar stands out. The playful name, however, does not reveal the whole concept of the exhibition, which may appear childish but is in fact full of seriousness and addresses past, present and re-emerging socio-political issues with the help of photographic art. The dynamic role of the photographic medium itself is at the same time also addressed.
Who is a woman? (Only) a woman? The Aargauer Kunsthaus invites us to reflect on the socio-historical significance and self-positioning of women, especially of female artist. The focus of the exhibition A woman is a woman is a woman... is on the works of national and international women artists from the 70s - 90s of the 20th century that the renowned Swiss Kunsthaus has in its possession.
Bibliophiles and art lovers take note: from 3 September, the imposing Museum Villa Zanders will be showing a new exhibition called BIBLIOMANIA - The Book in Art, devoted entirely to the book. Everything related to this medium, from its beginnings to its revolutionary role in world history and its present place in the digital age, is complemented by works from the museum's art collection, not least by the works of Candida Höfer.
To mark its 20th anniversary, the Pinakothek der Moderne is opening its special exhibition Mix & Match. Rediscovering The Collection. 350 works, including one by David Claerbout, will be reinterpreted, re-hung and subjected to a new analysis. Unexpected artistic discoveries, various conspicuous features and connections, that the Pinakothek's extensive collection conceals, await curious visitors.
Together with other renowned artists, David Claerbout is participating in the 59th Venice Biennale. One of the main themes of Uncombed, Unforeseen, Unconstrained - the name of the group exhibition presented by London's Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art - is entropy - a physics term that in this case stands for disorder and unpredictability within our society. Current socio-cultural, political and climatic challenges leave hardly anyone indifferent today, including the art world.
David Claerbout, Wildfire (meditation on fire), 2019-2020, single channel video projection, 3D animation, Photo: Francesco Allegretto
Karin Kneffel (*1957), a master student of Gerhard Richter at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, has been working for more than ten years in a series of paintings and watercolors on the Krefeld villas Haus Lange and Haus Esters, which were built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the end of the 1920s. Karin Kneffel traced the path of the paintings and sculptures in Hermann Lange's important art collection to the museums where most of these works can be found today. In addition to over thirty paintings by Karin Kneffel, the exhibition features works of classical modernism, paintings by Kokoschka, Kandinsky, Macke and Kirchner, which are rediscovered in Kneffel's paintings.
Harm van den Dorpel is part of the group show "The Painter's New Tools" at Nahmad Contemporary alongside Wade Guyton, Urs Fischer, Albert Oehlen, Richard Prince, Seth Price and many more. The exhibition explores contemporary methods and tools used to manipulate and alter paint(ing) by using software, AI, CGI, printers, phones or other image-making technologies.
Harm van den Dorpel, Softenon (III), 2022, (Still) Generative animation minted as ERC-721 NFT presented on a square EIZO screen.
Thomas Ruff | SZ Magazine
Nov 19, 2021
Can an image be both crude and seductive at the same time? Is there a “charm of the totalitarian”? And who lies more blatantly, Vladimir Putin or Mark Zuckerberg?
We are proud to announce that Thomas Ruff has designed this year’s artistic version of “Edition 46” published by Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine!
The magazine is included in the current issue of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and contains a captivating interview of the artist with Tobias Haberl.
For PUBLIC FIGURE #2 – an annual project by Art in the City (Middelheim Museum) – artist Goshka Macuga (Poland, 1967) rejects the tradition of the “lone hero on his plinth.” Instead, the artist depicts a trans-historic collective of five women whose lives and work shaped and changed society and the arts. The new work pays homage to Chantal Akerman, pioneer cineaste and visual artist; Andrée Blouin, pan-African political activist and member of the first democratically elected government of post-independence Congo; Patricia De Martelaere, philosopher and professor; Marie Popelin, the first woman doctor in Law in Belgium; and Mathilde Schroyens, the first woman mayor of Antwerp.
Jeff Wall's works "The Thinker" and "The Giant," which reflect on the act of thinking, are currently on view at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, while "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin, which has flanked the Kunsthalle's entrance since 1968, is on tour as a loan.
Jeff Wall, The Thinker, 1986, Transparency in lightbox, 216 x 229 cm, 1 AP