"One of the main objectives of her work is to understand how we humans approach the world as a whole, how we seek to situate ourselves in relation to the complexity of things and events, how our thoughts define ordering lines through a reality that ultimately refuses to be given meaning and order. She explores how the individual, from Latin individuum (‘an indivisible thing’), relates to the infinite: to that which has neither measure nor number". – Excerpt from “Orders of Thought” by Roland Mönig, Director of the Von der Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal, in the corresponding publication of the exhibition in Arnsberg.
Toulu Hassani, Untitled, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 180 × 140 cm
"This is Me. This is You. The Eva Felten Photography Collection" is the title with which the Museum Brandhorst presents the donation of the Munich collector Eva Felten. Over 400 photographs from her private collection will be shown as part of an extensive group exhibition dedicated to the representation of people. On view are works by pivotal photographers of the contemporary art scene, among others, Thomas Struth and Thomas Ruff.
With the human figure as the unquestionable protagonist, Stephan Balkenhol's anthropocentric sculptures resemble the profound influence of canonical European art throughout history up to our times. Under this premise, the Wiesbaden Museum exhibits several works by Balkenhol together with their counterparts from the Museum's Old Masters Collection. Just as the exhibition title announces, "Window in Time: Stephan Balkenhol meets Old Masters" enables a direct exchange between past and present.
The Being Art Museum unites the works of Leiko Ikemura and Shen Yuan in its new project "The Image of Memory." A dialogue between two solo exhibitions that examine the concepts of identity, boundaries and memory. In her yearslong artistic practice, Leiko Ikemura has created a complex and poetic œuvre that – with a particular sensitivity – has trascended the boundaries between Japanese and Western art historical traditions.
"Paraventi: Folding Screens from the 17th to 21st Centuries" explores the history and significance of the folding screen through its cross-cultural influences, the hybridization of different art forms and the collaboration between designers and artists. Within the exhibition, Goshka Macuga's artwork explores how different identities can or cannot coexist: a folding screen constructed of bookshelves and filled with books from six countries, which are each in conflict or tension with one another.
"Menschheitsdämmerung. Kunst in Umbruchzeiten" presents works from the Museum's collection of classical modernism in dialogue with works from the 21st century. The exhibited artworks, created in times of war and crisis, mirror the experiences of these events and the subsequent political and social transformations. Noteworthy is Goshka Macuga's participation featuring one of her large-scale 3D tapestries.
Martin Creed returns to Germany with a major retrospective. As the official museum’s statement already announces, the exhibition raises more questions than it answers. The curator and the artist invite us on a journey into Creed’s artistic universe, which since his early beginnings has been characterized by its open and playful character.
"Among Trees, Among Sand Grains" showcases a collection of some of Helene Appel's most remarkable works in combination with two paintings which were recently acquired for the Williamson's collection. Appel's illusionistic work goes beyond mere contemplation, appealing to the viewer's senses and involving touch, smell, or even taste.
Helene Appel, Red Loose Fabric, 2023, watercolor on jute, 291,5 × 245 cm, photo: Carlo Favore
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Franz Kafka's death, Villa Stuck presents its latest project "Kafka: 1924". A major group exhibition featuring works by contemporary artists that explicitly or implicitly relate to Kafka's narrative legacy. On view are artistic positions of the 20th and 21st centuries.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Landshut Ceramics School, the Koenig Museum presents its latest exhibition "Kunst des Formens. Porcelain and Ceramics of the Present". The show features works from the Rosenthal Relief series and various ceramic artists, including Raphael Weilguni.
The new exhibition at the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg celebrates the artistic legacy of Pablo Picasso and his great influence on peers and younger generations of artists. The focus lies on works by Polish, Czech and German artists who have embraced and adapted Picasso's motifs and style. On view are works by Slawomir Elsner and Goshka Macuga, among others.
"Not Post-Modernism. Dan Graham and 20th-Century Architecture" is Dan Graham's last self-conceived exhibition. A moving tribute to the medium of architecture, which remained a central factor in his œuvre until the end. The exhibition focuses on eight architects whose works have profoundly influenced Graham.
Dan Graham, Fun House for the Children of Sint-Jansplein, 1997, mixed media, 107 × 107 × 29 cm
Helene Appel and Eva Marisaldi capture the beauty of the quotidian in the third edition of "Andature". By focusing on the various possibilities of the immediate, the artists invite visitors to discover a whole world of new perspectives and perceptual possibilities.
Helene Appel, Abdeckplatte (Manhole Cover), 2021, acrylic on canvas, 64,5 × 43,5 cm, photo: Jens Weyer
The MAMAC in Nice is extending Thu Van Tran's major solo exhibition "We live in the flicker" until early 2024. Works of the past 20 years showcase her artistic imagery in the forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video work.
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.
Installation view at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 2023, photo: Laura Findlay, courtesy of Oakville Galleries
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.