May 13 – Okt 8, 2023
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.
Leiko Ikemura, Hare-Woman, 1990/2019, patinated bronze, 78 x 25 cm (30 2/3 x 9 3/4 in), edition 4/5, © Leiko Ikemura, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Apr 14 – Jul 23, 2023
An extensive media and photographic art exhibition is currently on view at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Organized in cooperation with The Walther Collection, it presents approximately 1,000 works of artistic photography and media art, illustrating the historical and contemporary developments of the two media.
Thomas Ruff, Substrat 38 I, chromogenic print, 162 x 222 cm (63 3/4 x 87 1/2 in), edition 1/4, © Thomas Ruff, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
Mai 13 – Okt 1, 2023
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.
Goshka Macuga, Sigmund Freud, 2016, Parian ware, 34 x 21 x 31 cm (13 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 12 12/4 in), edition 1/5 + 3 AP, © Goshka Macuga, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023.
Mai 12 – Okt 3, 2023
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.
Florian Süssmayr, Buche, 2012, oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm (27 1/2 x 23 2/3 in), © Florian Süssmayr, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Apr 28 – Nov 24, 2023
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.
Thomas Struth, GRACE-Follow-On Bottom View, IABG, Ottobrunn 2017, 2017, inkjet print, 144,1 x 224,1 x 6,0 cm (56 3/4 x 88 1/4 x 2 1/3 in) (framed), edition 4/6, © Thomas Struth, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Apr 22, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024
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.
Thomas Schütte, portfolio, 2003, etching, 76 x 106 cm (30 x 41 3/4 in), edition 1/12, © Thomas Schütte, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Jun 10 – Oct 1, 2023
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.
Thu Van Tran, Colors of grey, 2022, pigment on canvas, 160 x 220 (63 x 86 2/3 in), © Thu Van Tran, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
Mar 31 – Jun 25, 2023
An extensive solo exhibition by Belgian video artist David Claerbout opened in Taipei at the end of March 2023. Among the highlights of Meditation in Peace. Meditation in Pieces are large-scale video installations and no less worth seeing drawings that the artist creates as a precursor to his video works.
David Claerbout, The Close, 2022, black & white single channel video installation with 6 channel surround sound, duration 15 min 21 sec, edition 1/7+ 2 AP + 1 AC, © David Claerbout, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
Mar 15 – Nov 19, 2023
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.
Anri Sala, Untitled (entrance), 2003, C-print, 80 x 110 cm (31 1/2 x 43 1/3 in), edition 3/5 + 2 AP, © Anri Sala, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Mar 15, 2023 – Jan 14, 2024
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.
Thomas Struth, Arms 1, 1999-2004, C-print, 176 x 209,1 cm (69 1/3 x 82 1/3 in) (framed), edition 2/10, © Thomas Struth, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Mar 31 – Jul 2, 2023
"Escala" or "scale" in German takes further semantic dimensions in the upcoming exhibition in Madrid. With regard to contemporary sculpture, the various fields of tension related to the following medium will be examined and questioned. On display will go such artists as Dan Graham, Stephan Balkenhol or Thomas Schütte.
Stephan Balkenhol, Mann mit der Weltkugel, 2023, wawa wood, 170 x 34,5 x 34,5 cm (67 x 13 2/3 x 13 2/3 in), © Stephan Balkenhol, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Mar 25 – Sep 3, 2023
On 25 March, the Swiss museum Fraz Gertsch opens its new exhibition called Transformations. The curator of the exhibition, Dorothea Strauss, has selected about 300 objects of various kinds to demonstrate the continuing omnipresent power of art. On display are also, among several national and international artists, Thomas Struth's photographic works.
Thomas Struth, Prince Street at Crosby Street, New York 1978, 1978, silver gelatin print, 66 x 84 cm (15 3/4 x 23 in) (framed), edition 4/10, © Thomas Struth, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023
Mar 16 – Sep 10, 2023
Bringing art and science closer together is no simple task. The Munich ERES-Foundation is taking on it and opening the exhibition It's A World Machine. Kepler, Art & Cosmic Bodies, which addresses the problematic nature of these seemingly opposing worlds. The exhibition is characterised by the courageous combination of ingenious apparatuses by Johannes Kepler and contemporary artworks by such artists as Ólafur Elíasson and Toulu Hassani.
Toulu Hassani, Oh Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me IV, 2021, acrylic ink and oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm ( 51 1/4 x 39 1/3 in)
Feb 4 – Jun 25, 2023
Año del usagi, or Year of the Rabbit, is the title of the exhibition that will be opened in Mexico City on February 4, 2023, and dedicated to the Japanese-born artist Leiko Ikemura. There, the visitors will have the opportunity to discover and marvel at the manifold inner world of the artist, which can be associated with the rabbit.
Leiko Ikemura, Color in Black, 2020, tempera and oil on jute, 120 x 100 cm (47 1/4 x 39 1/3 in), © Leiko Ikemura, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2023
Mar 4 – Jun 18, 2023
To mark the 30th anniversary of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo's renowned collection, the exhibition Reaching for the Stars opens. In the truly star-studded building that is Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, world-famous artists will be gathered together, including Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Goshka Macuga. The last one will display her work GONOGO: the work about complicated, fascinating human and cosmic relationships.
Goshka Macuga, International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 16, First Man: Yuri Gagarin, 2016, 2016, bronze, 34 x 37 x 205 cm (13 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 80 2/3 in), © Goshka Macuga, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
Feb 8 – 11 Sep, 2023
Thu Van Tran is one of the 15 artists who will show her works in the context of global environmental challenges and impacts at a new exhibition Avant l'orage in Paris. Starting in February 2023, in a former 18th century granary, Bourse de commerce, visitors will confront contemporary art that represents more than "pretty pictures" or memories.
Thu Van Tran, Rainbow Herbicides, 2020, graphite, spray-paint on paper, 60 x 40 cm (23 2/3 x 15 3/4 in)
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
Mar 30, 2022 – Jan 14, 2024
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.
David Claerbout, The Quiet Shore (40 A), 2011, inkjet print on baryta paper on alu-dibond, edition 6/6 + 2 AP + 1 AC, © David Claerbout, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2022