Zbyněk Baladrán @ hunt kastner, opening reception on Thursday Oct. 23, 6-9pm

Zbyněk Baladrán: Diderotův sen | Diderot's Dream

24|10 – 6|12|2014

​Zbyněk Baladrán, Diderot's Dream | Diderotův sen, 9:23, full HDV, 2014, video still

opening reception: Thursday, 23|10|2014, 6-9pm

hunt kastner

Bořivojova 85, Prague 3

hunt kastner is very pleased to present its second solo exhibition by the artist Zbyněk Baladrán. The exhibition will present two video works inspired by the philosophy of one of the great liberal thinkers of the Enlightenment, Denis Diderot. In his new installation, the artist examines the origin of dreams and their role in contemporary capitalistic society and asks if it is possible to use them in another way.

Zbyněk Baladrán (born 1973 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) studied art history at the Charles University Philosophical Faculty in Prague and at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of visual communication. The artist characterizes his own working method as a search for links between the past and its construction in relation to prevailing epistemological patterns.  (more…)

Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest: Performative lecture / Olof Olsson (DK)

Salonul de proiecte invites you Thursday, October 23rd, 19.00, at the performative lecture of Olof Olsson. The event is part of a series of conferences, screenings, presentations, discussions called Evening classes, organised by Salonul de proiecte, MNAC Anexa, in October and November. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1482130565407472/?ref=5)

"Driving the Blues Away" is a comedy lecture melodrama, full of mind-blowing facts, by the Dutch-Swedish performance artist Olof Olsson. It’s a meditation on language and how language resonates through the body and the economy. It’s a meditation on the body, and how the body resonates through language and the economy. And it’s a meditation on the economy, and how the economy resonates through language and the body. (more…)

Art Yourself, Bucharest: New Location / 88 Clucerului Street

Art Yourself’s New Location / 88 Clucerului Street

Inaugural exhibitions:

The Uncanny – 11172014, October 

Love, Skin & other Fairytales – Amalia Dulhan 

Commissioned by Petre Modolea, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the era of the monarchy, and designed by the renowned architect and professor Tiberiu Niga, the house at 88 Clucerului Street is rooted in the aristocracy of the 1940s. 

Tiberiu Niga was shaped by the zeitgeist of the 1920s-40s, belonging to a period of social complexity and fervent cultural creation. Conceptually, as a follower of the Bauhaus School, of the International Style, Niga subtly distanced himself from the Neo-Romanian architectural style and other eclectic trends of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He thus sought to assert a personal re-interpretation of traditional Romanian architecture.  

Throughout the years, the sculptor Ion Vlasiu and the orchestra conductor Iosif Conta, deputy director of the public Radio station and conductor of the National Radio Orchestra, lived here. The latter brought slight changes to the building, setting up a small concert room on the ground floor. 

Art Yourself is situated in the centre of Bucharest, near Parcul Kiseleff, Manastirea Casin and Arcul de Triumf.  (more…)

Jecza Gallery, Timisoara: Xiaolangdi – A photographic project by Alain Feliu

Xiaolangdi – A project by Alain Feliu

The construction of a dam on the Yellow River in China.

Opening on Friday the 17th of October 2014 at 7PM, at Jecza Gallery, Calea Martirilor 51/52-53 Timisoara, Romania.

Alain Féliu (French artist) followed the construction process of a dam in Xiaolangdi. During three years time, using a large format 4 by 5inch camera, Alain Féliu captured the evolution and implications of this construction project on the landscape, the environment and the people. (more…)

Galeria Calina, Bucharest: Rose – Breath

Rose – Breath, Patricia Teodorescu

The third project of the DESENUL SANS RIVAGES platform / curator: Liviana Dan / a platform dealing with the concept in drawing, with contemporary drawing as idea and process, with its intent and flexibility.

In ROSE – Breath, Patricia Teodorescu develops a rather fictional strategy. She manipulates the palette, the composition and the media. The images illustrate vulnerabilities and disconfort. Time and change become major themes. The line remains expressionistic; the form often refers to the content and vice versa. Patricia Teodorescu's drawings are a shadowy animation. (more…)

Atelier030202, Bucharest: Hydrophilia/ Super Smooth Studio

October 23 – November 12

HYDROPHILIA

Super Smooth Studio (Mimi Ciora & Mircea Popescu)

Opening: October 23, 7.00 pm, ATELIER 030202 (Sala Nouă TC), 11 Sfânta Vineri street, Bucharest

Atelier 030202 Manager: Mihai Zgondoiu 

www.atelier030202.ro

Hydrophilia – embodies in pictures the love for water and the obsessive interest in its  infinite runway. In the interpretation of Super Smooth Studio, water means life, but also death; a glowy superficial reflection, but at the same time an exploration of the deep nebulous universe. The natural and synthetic routes through which water flows – clouds, organic elements and industrial pipe systems – gain in the works exhibited fantastic features composing hybrid characters, at the edge between illusion and reality.

All the  artworks  are collaborative, combining two different styles seemingly incompatible: the organicity of Mimi Ciora’s drawings and the „mecanomorphous”  interpretations by Mircea Popescu. They develop through techniques of drawing and assemblage a surreal world with influences from primitive art, pop art, lowbrow art and kitsch.

Smooth Studio is the name of the collaboration between the two visual artists, who began the project in 2010.  The term "super smooth" defines their own drawing technique, the  name being inspired by the name of the super flat art movement. And the second part – " studio" – is  referring to the studio / home in Timisoara, space which is shared with a cat and a turtle. (more…)

CREATE YOUR BUCHAREST

New Idea Competition Seeks Creative

Visions for the Romanian Capital of Bucharest (3 October 2014 – 15 January 2015)

What potentials for development lie within Bucharest, the capital of Romania and one of the largest cities in the European Union? The idea competition Create Your Bucharest seeks to attract social and cultural visions from artists, designers, and architects for the multifaceted city of Bucharest, which has been shaped by a varied past, and its widespread cultural community. From the official launch date on 3 October 2014 until 15 January 2015, entrants can submit innovative concepts and site-specific works for one of the

most dynamic urban centers in Southeast Europe. The results of

Create Your Bucharest will be presented in the MAK exhibition

Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916–2016, one of the central projects of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2015: IDEAS FOR CHANGE (12 June – 4 October 2015), which was initiated by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director MAK. (more…)

Open call for texts about the transformation of urban public spaces in Moldova

Platzforma.md in collaboration with the Association of Young Artists “Oberliht” launches an open call for texts that investigate the transformation of urban public spaces in Moldova within the last 20 years.

The contributions shall tackle subjects such as:

degradation of existing public spaces (parks, sports and cultural infrastructure, recreational areas, courtyards between blocks and playgrounds etc.) as a result of the retreat of public authorities from the process of administration of public spaces.

privatization/fencing of public property

growth of the number of cars in the city

internal migration from villages towards the city and growth of industry of residential buildings construction (more…)

Galateea Contemporary art, Bucharest: transFORM

International exhibition transFORM – Contemporary Ceramic Art

October 21st – Novembre 18th 2014

Galateea Contemporary Art Gallery and The Visual Artists Union of Romania have the pleasure to invite you to international exhibition transFORM – Contemporary Ceramic Art.

The exposition may be visited between October 21st – Novembre 18th 2014. The opening event will take place on October 21st, 18:00 hour at Galateea Contemporary Art Gallery on 132 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest.

Guest artists:

Andrea Éva Szőcs – Hungary www.szocsandrea.hu • Anthony Edwin Stellaccio – USA www.keramikazi.blogspot.com • Bianca Boeroiu – Romania www.biancaboeroiu.ro  • Daniela Făiniș – Romania www.galeriagalateea.blogspot.ro  / • Gudrun Kainz – Austria www.kerameia.com / • Ioana Șetran – Romania www.galeriagalateea.blogspot.ro   • Kamila Szczesna – Poland www.kamilaszczesna.com • Lilianne Milgrom – USA www.liliannemilgrom.com  • Rafael Pérez – Spain www.rafaperez.es • Simona Antoniu – Romania www.galeriagalateea.blogspot.ro  • Monika Jeannette Schoedel-Mueller and Werner Bernhard Nowka – Germany www.fine-art-ceramics.de (more…)

Pilot Gallery, Istanbul/ 20XX: Relics

20XX: Relics

Larissa Sansour,  Deniz Üster,  Berk Çakmakçı,  Gökçen Dilek Acay,  Can Kurucu,  İz Öztat,  Dikran Taş

18 SEPTEMBER – 25 OCTOBER

Co-Pilot is pleased to announce the group exhibition 20XX: Relics curated by Amira Akbıyıkoğlu, between the dates of 18 September – 25 October, presenting works by Larissa Sansour, Deniz Üster, İz Öztat, Dikran Taş, Berk Çakmakçı, Gökçen Dilek Acay and Can Kurucu.

So many things vanish. Yet relics remain and crystallize whether in the form of rites, myths, artifacts; or images, buildings, landscapes and cities. The artists in 20XX: Relics deal with these relics through the mutations / transformations of identity, nature, data as well as body, either by sharing visions of future or archiving (accumulated digital) leftovers and sacred commons. (more…)

DOX, Prague: THIS PLACE

THIS PLACE

24. 10. 2014 – 2. 3. 2015

This Place is a monumental artistic endeavor initiated by photographer Frederic Brenner, who believes that only through the eyes of great artists can we begin to understand the complexities of Israel – its history, its geography, its inhabitants, its daily life – and the resonance it has for people around the world.

Inspired by historical models that gathered artists to ask essential questions about culture, society and individuals, including the Mission Héliographique in 19th-century France and the Farm Security Administration in the United States, Brenner first conceived the idea for the project in 2006. After seeking the advice of a group of international curators, he invited eleven acclaimed photographers to join him in exploring Israel and the West Bank as both place and metaphor.

The 12 photographers participating in This Place are Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, Nick Waplington, and Frederic Brenner himself. Together, this group represents one of the most original and distinguished collections of artists to ever collaborate on a project, and it is certainly the most acclaimed group of photographers to ever turn their attention to Israel and the West Bank. (more…)

Experimental Reading Room: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

Experimental Reading Room: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

Open call for participation in an Art in the Age of the Anthropocene seminar to be held at Translocal Institute October-December 2014.   

This autumn Translocal Institute launches the Experimental Reading Room, an ongoing series of public seminars and guest lectures on art and ecology, the first of which focuses on Art in the Age of the Anthropocene.  A number of places are available for the seminar group and those wishing to participate are invited to send a short motivation letter to the organisers. The group will meet on alternate Mondays beginning on 20 October to discuss key texts about the anthropocene and its paradigm-shifting implications for art and society.

Referring to the geological epoch in which we live, the anthropocene, or era of humankind, is based on the understanding that humans, as a single species, are in charge of the whole planet, causing global environmental change. The realisation that we have become geological agents with the power to alter the most basic physical processes of the planet has wide-reaching consequences for economics, society, politics, culture, as well as art. Considering the anthropocene as a transformative concept for environmental art history, sustainable art systems and green curating, this seminar will also approach the topic from a specific Central European position. (more…)

Victoria Art Center, Bucharest: Preview_C.A.R.@artvictoria.ro

Victoria Art Center invites you to the opening of the exhibition Preview_C.A.R.@artvictoria.ro, Tuesday, October 14, 19.00.

Preview_C.A.R.@artvictoria.ro exhibits the works of Andreea Albani, Petru Lucaci, George Marinciu, Christian Paraschiv, Beniamin Popescu, Silvia Trăistaru, Roman Tolici. These artists will represent The Center for Cultural and Contemporary Production Victoria Art at The innovative art fair in Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) between 24 and 26 October 2014.

C.A.R. is an international art fair that takes place each year since 2006 at Essen’s Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site, Germany. It consists of two annual major events: Media Art Fair & Photo Special and The Innovative Art Fair.

The fair wants to establish a strong regional art market for the Ruhr area, and wants to bring high-quality artists in one place in order to highlight and enhance the attractiveness and uniqueness of this new art location.

Opening: Tuesday, October 14, 19.00

October 14 – 1 November 2014

Victoria Art Center, Calea Victoriei 12 C 

www.artvictoria.ro

Media partners: ArtClue, modernism.ro, Radio France Internationale Romania, Metropotam, Artindex, Clubul Presei Transatlantice.

MNAC, Bucharest: Enchanting Views

Enchanting Views

10.10 – 23.11.2014

Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the ’60s and ’70s

Dalles Hall, National Museum of Contemporary Art

18, Nicolae Bălcescu Avenue, 1st District, Bucharest

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

www.mnac.ro

Opening: Thursday, 9 October, 7:00 pm

Curators: Kalliopi Dimou, Sorin Istudor, Alina Șerban

Enchanting Views is the first exhibition devoted to one of the most coherent and innovative projects of post-war modernity in Romanian architecture, namely, the tourist development of the Black Sea coastline during the 1960s and 1970s. (more…)

BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE ANNOUNCES THE DIRECTOR & THE CURATOR FOR THE FIRST EDITION

September 12, 2014 – The 1st BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE (Bucharest International Biennial for Film), generated by Pavilion – journal for politics & culture – is set for May 21st – May 24th, 2015, under the directorship and curatorship of Andrei Rus (RO).

BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE will be a unique project in the film area trough the way of selection and curatorial concept, but also a different way of presenting the films.

The BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE promotes awareness and dissemination of the culture – particularly in the field of film – by means of exchanges and cultural cooperation within Europe and beyond and is looking for strategies that would develop mutual understanding and offer insights from different perspectives.

Through its programs, the BFB seeks to discover, support, and inspire film directors, actors and technicians from Romania and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their work. (more…)

VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary 2014

VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary 2014

Vienna, October 2, 2014

International Art Celebration in Vienna: The Opening of VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary

In its ten years existence VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary has successfully repositioned Vienna in the international art market. This was also clear to see at the opening of Austria’s biggest international art fair on October 1, 2014. More than 6500 visitors accepted the invitation from VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary’s chairman Dmitry Yu. Aksenov and artistic director Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt and joined the big art celebration following the official opening in the presence of Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer in Hall A of Messe Wien. Among the guests were numerous international art collectors such as Alain Servais from Belgium, Rik Reinking, Monika Lahrkamp, Gil Bronner, Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim from Germany, Neda Young from Croatia, and the US American collectors Kira Flanzraich, Barbara and Aaron Levine, and Carter Pottash.

Austrian art collectors, spearheaded by representatives of the shareholders of VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary – curator and museum director Edelbert Köb, attorney Bernhard Hainz, entrepreneur Martin Lenikus, and art collector Franz Wojda – along with architect Gustav Peichl, Thomas Angermair, Nikolaus Lehner, Roman and Margot Fuchs, Franziska and Christian Hausmaninger, Michael Klaar, and Rudi Schmutz strolled through the fair booths of the galleries together with representatives from politics and economy like Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna, Francesca von Habsburg, founder and chairwoman of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Martin Böhm, managing director of the Dorotheum, Boris Marte, head of the innovation center of the Erste Group, and prominent members of the art scene such as Agnes Husslein, director of Belvedere, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, director of Albertina, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, director of MAK, Peter Bogner, director of the Austrian Friedrich and Lilian Kiesler Private Foundation, Gabriele Schor, head of Sammlung Verbund, Herwig Kempinger, president of Secession, Elisabeth Ginthör-Noever, head of departure – the Creative Center of the Vienna Business Agency, Bettina Leidl, director of Kunst Haus Wien, Nicolaus Schafhausen, director of Kunsthalle Wien, Johanna Schwanberg, director of the Cathedral Museum Vienna, and Peter Pakesch, artistic director of the Universalmuseum Joanneum as well as artists Hubert Scheibl, Eva Schlegel, Werner Reiterer, Hans Kupelwieser, Jakob Gasteiger, Gunter Damisch, Marko Lulic, Julie Monaco, Julius Deutschbauer, and Barbara Mungenast. (more…)

Vernon Gallery: A milestone called ʺ1968ʺ

Alexandra Dvořáková & Heidi Bayer-Wech 

Emilio Vedova

8. 10. – 22. 11. 2014

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

A milestone called ʺ1968ʺ

The new exhibition at Gallery Vernon presents works by the two artists that have met in 1968 and experienced this encounter as a milestone of their own artistic work. In 1968 Heidi Bayer and Alexandra Dvořáková met at the course lead by Venetian painter Emilio Vedova who introduced them the world of abstract lines and geometric shapes.

The exhibition is accompanied with original artworks by Emilio Vedova. The aim of the exhibition is to emphasize a special relationship between a teacher and a student, strong and fragile at the same time. (more…)

Lighting Guerrilla Festival: IZLAND & jesusonecstasy – Soundlighter

Lighting Guerrilla Festival: IZLAND & jesusonecstasy – Soundlighter

30 September 2014 > 08 October 2014

Kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition Soundlighter by Izland & jesusonecstasy on Tuesday, 30th September 2014, at 9 pm at Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova mesto. The exhibition is a part of Lighting Guerrilla Festival. Opening hours will include Saturday, 4th October from 3 pm till 11 pm.

Sound&light installation

The installation establishes a habitat in a reverse loop of liquids, sound and light. The members of the IZLAND tandem mix chemical solutions of different densities with paints and dust, then submerge them into water, and solve them with alcohols; next, the pouring in an aquarium is projected onto a spatial chamber. jesusonecstasy captures the lighting output and sends it back into the space by means of a digital sound synthesizer. In a completed loop, sound frequencies cause vibration of the liquids, while particular substances within the system define wave lengths and velocity of the journey of frequencies. (more…)

Anaid Art Gallery at the 10th edition of the international art fair ViennaFair The New Contemporary 2014, Vienna, Austria

Anaid Art Gallery at the 10th edition of the international art fair

ViennaFair The New Contemporary 2014, Vienna, Austria

ViennaFair The New Contemporary 2014, Vienna, Austria

2nd – 5th of October 2014, Messe Wien, Hall A

Stand C15, OMV Special Project

Anaid Art Gallery (www.anaidart.ro), contemporary art gallery from Bucharest, Romania will participate during 2nd – 5th of October 2014 at the 10th edition of the international art fair ViennaFair The New Contemporary in Vienna, Austria.  ViennaFair is an international fair dedicated to Contemporary art in Central and Eastern Europe, includes a project section called DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES supported by OMV. The official opening will take place on Wednesday, 1st October 2014, at 06:00 p.m. in Messe Wien, Messeplatz 1, Hall A, 1020 Vienna, Austria. You can visit us at Messe Wien, Hall A, OMV Special Project, stand no. C15. (more…)

tranzit.sk: Ilona Németh – Revised Version

Ilona Németh: Revised Version

Curated by Judit Angel

Opening: September 25, 2014 at 6.00 p.m.

Till October 31, 2014

with DJ Pixy

Opening hours: 

Wednesday – Sunday

2.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Address: Beskydská 12, Bratislava, 81105

Shuttle Bus

Vienna – Bratislava – Vienna

ERSTE Foundation is offering a free shuttle bus from Vienna to Bratislava and back:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

16.30h Departure time from Vienna

Meeting point: Opernring 13-15, 1010 Wien, in front of Hotel Le Meridien 

21.00h Departure time from Bratislava

22.00h Arrival back in Vienna at Opernring 13-15, 1010 Wien, in front of Hotel Le Meridien

Registration required until 23 September 2014 at: office@tranzit.org

Please be so kind to register with your first and last name and if possible give us your telephone number to contact you in case of any changes.

It is recommended to bring a passport or ID-Card as a travel document.

Every exhibition, be it a solo or curatorial show, has personal motivations behind it: something has to be said or made public. Insofar as we regard the art institution as an embodiment of the public sphere and a platform suitable for presenting various views and positions for debate, we place the artistic statement in a potentially conflictual space.

The main motif of Ilona Németh’s exhibition is the presentation of the relationship between individuals and history, between art(ist) and politics, for debate. For her, this is articulated as a personal need in a politicised milieu where current politics constantly interferes with people’s lives. (more…)

ICA, SOFIA: Kiril Kouzmanov – Chapter 36/50

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – SOFIA  presents  

Kiril Kouzmanov

Chapter 36/50

October 1st – November 8th 2014 

Opening – Tuesday, September 30th, 6 pm

The exhibition by Kiril Kouzmanov (b. 1981) at the ICA-Sofia Gallery is the product of his six-weeks residency with the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York as the recipient of the BAZA Award for Contemporary Art. The BAZA Award is the joint initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art-Sofia in partnership with the Foundation for Civic Society (USA) and the City Art Gallery in Sofia. The BAZA Award is awarded since 2008 and just like the other awardees’ presentation at the ICA-Sofia Gallery the artist is sharing his strongest and innermost impressions from his stay in New York City.  (more…)

VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary 2-5 October 2014

From 2 to 5 October 2014 we will celebrate the 10th edition of VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary!

Get your tickets at www.viennafair.at/program/ticketshop/

From its beginnings, VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary has played a vital role in firmly anchoring Austrian galleries and the city of Vienna in the international art market. Both as a commercial platform and as a meeting place, it has made a major contribution to the Austrian art scene, in the region and, in recent years, on a wider international stage.

With the support of ERSTE BANK as our main sponsor, VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary presents 115 galleries and institutions, an elaborate talks program, guided tours and exciting special projects catering to the needs of the seasoned experts as well as the newest generations of art enthusiasts. (more…)

Pavilion, Bucharest: WHO IF NOT WE?

WHO IF NOT WE?

Being Here in the Age of Confusion

09.10 – 16.11. 2014

Curated by PAVILION – journal for politics of culture

An exhibition with extracts from the archives of PAVILION, BUCHAREST BIENNALE, FREE ACADEMY, REFORMA, BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE, PAVILION RESOURCE ROOM

Opening: October 09, 2014

19.00 – 21.00 @PAVILION

str. C.A. Rosetti nr. 36 (crossing with str. Jean Louis Calderon)

 22.00 Party for the 15th anniversary of PAVILION

@CLUB CONTROL

Str. Constantin Mille nr. 4

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284731471726969/

PAVILION – the project started in 1999 which generates the entire activity of the organization (BUCHAREST BIENNALE, FREE ACADEMY, REFORMA, BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE, PAVILION – center for contemporary art & culture, PAVILION RESOURCE ROOM), alludes to the relative temporary structure of contemporary art.

“WHO IF NOT WE? / DACĂ NU NOI, CINE?” talks about 15 years of resistance in the local/Romanian art scene, about the subterfuges within the struggle against chaotic bureaucracy. It talks about the production of possibilities in the Romanian contemporary art scene, about the placement in the local socio-political field and about generating new perspectives and directions for immediate action. It is and exhibition which marks 15 years of existence and resistance through critique and creating linkages to access culture. (more…)

MOCAK, Krakow: JULIAN OPIE – Sculptures, Paintings, Films

JULIAN OPIE

Sculptures, Paintings, Films

Julian Opie, "Julian." 2012

18.10.2014 – 25.01.2015

Opening date: 17.10.2014 at 6 pm 

Curator: Delfina Jałowik

In this exhibition by one of the most renowned contemporary British artists, MOCAK will be presenting new works, the majority of which have been prepared especially for the exhibition in Krakow. The overall theme is individuals and the nature that surrounds them.

Julian Opie has created his own way of drawing, characterised by its sparse line and simplicity. The artist has invested with new meaning the traditional media that appear in the title of the exhibition – sculptures, paintings and films, combining them with a generous use of electronic media. In processing imagery from the real world, Opie employs computer techniques and animation. Portraits are the prevailing form of his art whether of people or animals. From observing the real, he structures paintings that have been reduced to a language of basic elements that he composes into standard yet individualised representations. His compositions consist of black lines that combine into the contour of a silhouette or a face as well as symbols and planes of colour. (more…)

Apparatus 22 – “AS GOOD AS GOLD”

Apparatus 22 – “AS GOOD AS GOLD”

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Solitude 3

70197 Stuttgart

September 4 – September 28

Program: Friday – Sunday from 2pm to 7pm.

www.akademie-solitude.de/en/events/exhibitions~no3677

For their solo intervention at the prestigious Akademie Schloss Solitude, Apparatus 22 collective is unveiling “AS GOOD AS GOLD” – a new work that takes over The Barn, the institution’s remarkable concert hall.

The second in a series of works building tension on the ambivalence of words used both in the sacred sphere and consumerist vocabulary, “AS GOOD AS GOLD” is a meditation from different vantage points on the arbitrariness of gold as a constructed measure for an “economy of identities and differences within which power and desire circulate". (more…)

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