The Oakville Galleries present Elif Saydam's first institutional solo exhibition in Canada: "Eviction Notice." In their art, Saydam employs a variety of techniques, styles, and materials to transcend conventional boundaries and the complicated contexts of our society. In doing so, the artist also succeeds in thematizing ideologies of class and gender.
Elif Saydam, New Moon, 2023, 23k gold, inkjet transfer and oil on canvas, ø50 cm
The Silk Room in Berlin opens its second installation with a solo exhibition by Leiko Ikemura. Entitled "When Animals Become Art," The Feuerle Collection presents a curated selection of Ikemura's acclaimed animal sculptures, this time in direct interaction with stuffed animals from the artists' private collection.
Ireland celebrates its 40th Biennial of Contemporary Art featuring up to 50 Irish and international artists whose works are exhibited in the most diverse venues in Limerick. Special mention deserves the participation of Polish artist Goshka Macuga with one of her renowned tapestries at the Limerick City Gallery of Art.
The ERES-Stiftung presents its new group exhibition entitled "Solar Breath. Knowing which way the wind blows." Featuring works by various artists, including Leiko Ikemura, the exhibition explores this natural phenomenon and its diverse aspects, ranging from its significant impact on our planet to its importance in different cultures and societies.
The association Kunst für Angeln e.V. celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Roosen-Trinks Collection. Under the title "Moon Forest and the Incredible May", Ingrid Roosen-Trinks presents over 100 works of art from her collection, which also includes artists such as Stephan Balkenhol and Thomas Ruff, whose works will also be featured.
The De Pont Museum presents, for the first time in original size, three of the architectural models designed by Thomas Schütte for the legendary "Westkunst" exhibition in 1981. Conceived more than four decades ago, the "Westkunst" models will be on display in the main gallery of the former woollen mill.
"The Lives of Documents – Photography as Project" is the first in a trilogy of research and exhibition projects that examines the practice of artists and photographers whose work has significantly contributed to the transformation of the discipline over the past fifty years. The exhibition features Dan Graham, Thomas Struth, and Jeff Wall, among others.
"(Wahl-)Familie. Die, die wir sind" is the latest exhibition at Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. Works by fourteen artists address the complexity and dynamics of the concept of "family" and its ever-changing nature. On view are also photographs from Thomas Struth's renowned series "Family Portraits," in which the artist portrays families from a wide variety of countries and cultures, capturing with great sensitivity their emotional and social structures.
Thu Van Tran has been granted the 2023 Rosa Schapire Art Prize, hosted by Freunde der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Daria de Beauvais, chief curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, served as this year's judge. Special praise was given to the profound exploration of the history of colonialism in Vietnam, which makes her work so distinctive.
Forum Würth Rorschach presents its 10th-anniversary exhibition under the title "Water, Clouds and Wind". A selection of artworks from the Würth Collection which focuses on these natural phenomena. Phenomena that are not only determining factors in our climate but have also been an essential part of art history since immemorial times.
Schaulager is proud to present a major group exhibition this year and has good reason to celebrate: Schaulager is turning 20 years young! The title "Out of the Box" echoes a basic principle that Schaulager has pursued since first opening its doors in 2003: liberating works of art from a life in storage crates and making them accessible to both schools and universities for research and conservation.
Under the gripping title "The King is Dead. Long Live the Queen" Museum Frieder Burda has opened its new exhibition. Positioned in a feminist way (only women are participating in the show), it gives the contemporary women artists with different cultural background an opportunity for self-expression on manifold themes. The individual "voices" and perspectives of the various artistic positions should nevertheless come to the fore in a potentiated way.
The Belvedere in Vienna, which this year celebrates its 300th anniversary, is dedicating a new show to contemporary art and will present the most recent works of sculpture in its garden. On display will be such artists as Dan Graham and Goshka Macuga, who respond to the theme of power and its social and historical transformations.
In honor of Duke Franz of Bavaria, who will celebrate his 90th birthday this year, the Pinakothek der Moderne is opening a new group exhibition "Unkempt Paintings. German Art Since 1960 From The Collection Of Duke Franz Of Bavaria". As is well known, it is not only his activities as head of the House of Wittelsbach, but also as a great patron of the arts, whose "Unkempt Paintings", as he called them, are now being put on public display.
The Munich Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, which deals with the promotion of art and science, presents a new exhibition with international photographers and sculptors. Called "Industrial Rhapsody", it is not about the factually depicted industry, but about the complex interaction of man with the world, which goes far beyond technical progress.
The Munich City Museum takes up the doll theme in its new exhibition called "(Not) A Doll’s House. Traditional Roles and Brand-New Images", demonstrating the influence of doll art in society. Among the works on display are those of German sculptor and drawing artist Thomas Schütte.
In June 2023, Thu Van Tran's exhibition "We live in the flicker" will be opened at MAMAC in Nice. Born in Vietnam and raised in France, Thu Van Tran's work visualizes nature's memory through a profound symbolism with which she records cultural and historical events related to her homeland.
Castello di Rivoli dedicates its new exhibition "In a Time of War" to one of the (unfortunately) most topical themes. As the curators have well noted, the works on display, including those by Anri Sala, are not or not only about the destructive vehemence of war, but also about empathy, complexity, and last but not least - humanity.
An important, already "classical" aspect of art, namely its stage-like quality, is the subject of the new exhibition at mumok. Various forms of performance, not least their unusual reflection in photographic art by Thomas Struth and Jeff Wall, among others, can be observed by visitors from March 15th, 2023.
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.