IF YESTERDAY WAS TOMORROW WHAT IS TODAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2020 – 23 JANUARY 2021
In times of lockdowns where institutions and museums stay closed, but galleries remain open, galleries take on the responsibility of keeping the discussion and dialogue open in order to remain a place of culture. If Yesterday Was tomorrow What Is Today presents positions with notes on contemplation in Minimalism, Neo Expressionism, Drawing and figurative Painting.
(…) If Yesterday Was tomorrow What Is Today presents a generation of artists (Paula Baader) who grew up with the internet, in a constant state of ecological crisis and debate about immigration. The themes are centered on the scenarios of solitude, phobia, of desire and radical doubt in the artist’s studio. On historical acts of displacement and trauma, opposed with the potency of isolation and of inherent instability in interconnected worlds, we see the need for new ways to construct visual archives and emphasize the contemporary production and documentation of today. Text & more info
November 27 – December 20, 2020, the Curve Pop-Up
Cut, paste, create: While Collage was conceived in the early 1900s, it seems to be the perfect form of expression for the twenty-first century, with all its juxtapositions and eclecticism and strange bedfellows. THE AGE OF COLLAGE 3 SHOW showcases a new crop of artistic vanguards advancing the medium’s possibilities, piece-by-piece. Equipped with a craft knife, paintbrush, stylus, scissors, or tablet, a collage artist’s toolkit is as varied as their creations. From the poignant and provocative to the comic and curious, THE AGE OF COLLAGE 3 SHOW exhibits artworks by 25 artists featured in the eponymous book published by gestalten. Text & more info
Kinder coquillages – Solo show at Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, 28 November 2020 – 23 Januar 2021
Mit Kinder coquillages führt Mireille Blanc die Tradition des Stilllebens von einem Foto weiter, das in ihrem Studio aufgenommen wurde und der Ausstellung ihren Titel gibt. Durch eine übergeordnete Sichtweise hat die Künstlerin Spaß daran, Formen rückgängig zu machen, um das Bildmaterial freizugeben. Auch hier ist das Lesen des Subjekts verschwommen und das ursprüngliche Objekt tendiert zur Abstraktion. # Horst und Edeltraut Interview mit Mireille Blanc & weitere Infos.
Bees by Julia Kaiser
“I’m excited to update you on my new project in progress: Bees. Not only they are extremely beautiful, fuzzy animals with amazing stripes, but also they are super crucial for our food supply and sadly enough threatened to disappear soon if we don’t make an effort to improve their habitat. That is why I got so fascinated with these hairy creatures. As a painter but also as a human beeing. I want to show their beauty and stress out their vulnerability.” Interview with Julia Kaiser & more Infos
ART COLOGNE, 18 to 22 November 2020
The updated exhibitor list for the 54th edition of ART COLOGNE, which has been rescheduled to 18 to 22 November 2020 this year, encompasses 151 galleries from 25 countries and thus offers a broad field of participants oriented to quality and diversity. Ten renowned new exhibitors round off the final list. These include Art:Concept, Paris, Campoli Presti, London/Paris, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, ChertLüdde, Berlin, Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Luxembourg + Co, London/New York, Mayoral, Barcelona, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Plan-B, Berlin/Cluj, as well as Thomas Schulte, Berlin…info & tickets
‘Loops and Echoes’ 09.10. – 25.10.2020
An echo is the reflection of a sound wave and is perceptible as a discrete phenomenon independent of the original. As with any copy, the content repeats, changes, and is lost. Due to aberrations that only seem like mistakes, the replica becomes a new original, over and over again. ‘Loops and Echoes’ combines the work of eight art photographers who explore the subject of repetition in abstract, concrete, poetic, and humorous ways. Eva Dittrich, Vanessa Enriquez, Saskia Groneberg, Mika Schwarz, Claus Georg Stabe, Lisa Tiemann, Hayahisa Tomiyasu and Dorothee Waldenmaier all take an inquisitive look at the world. They archive, select, fragment, and manipulate their material in a quest to discover new parallels – between microcosm and macrocosm, ephemeral and the infinite, error and system. Text & more Info
PARALLEL VIENNA takes place for the eighth time in Vienna from 22th to 27th September 2020 and sticks to its approach of using temporarily vacant buildings as a presentation platform for contemporary art. This year PARALLEL VIENNA takes place in a former WKO office building at RUDOLF-SALLINGER-PLATZ 1, 1030 Vienna. PARALLEL VIENNA presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces – , both Austrian and international, all under one roof. It thus combines local artistic creation with international trends and contributes to building networks and fosters exchanges between between artists, curators, collectors and exhibition visitors (…) Artists: Francesca Aldegani, Alice von Alten, Hanna Burkart, Christina Gruber, Nadine Hirschauer, Benjamin Meixl, Irene Reichert
INVITATION TO LOVE
Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, 19.09. – 01.11. 2020, A GROUPSHOW CURATED BY FORT. So manche künstlerische Fragestellung, Motive und Aspekte tauchen in der Kunst wie bei einzelnen Künstler*innen immer wieder auf. Manchmal ist das gewollt, ja direkt angestrebt, manchmal vielleicht auch ungewollt, unterschwellig, wie ein Muster oder eine Handschrift. Zu den Kennzeichen in den Werken, Aktionen und Ausstellungen des Künstlerinnenduos FORT gehören Aspekte wie Zwillingsmotive oder Zwischenräume, unscharfe Übergangssituationen oder schwebende Gleichwertigkeiten. Invitation to Love ist das erste Ausstellungprojekt, bei dem FORT als Kuratorinnenteam fungiert und von befreundeten und bekannten Künstler*innen eine subjektive Auswahl von Werken zusammenführt. Der Ausstellungstitel spielt auf eine Fernsehserie gleichen Namens an. Eine Seifenoper, die ihrerseits innerhalb der US-amerikanischen Fernsehserie Twin Peaks von David Lynch lief, die zu Beginn der 1990er Jahre Kultstatus erlangte. A show within a show, in der, ganz nach Vorliebe der Künstlerinnen, Zwillinge eine Hauptrolle spielen (…)Text & Info
Die beteiligten KünstlerInnen sind Emma Adler, Yesim Akdeniz, Katja Aufleger, Jennifer Bennett, Christoph Blawert, FORT, Max Frisinger, Anna Grath, Christian Haake, Anna Jandt, Sebastian Jefford, Horst Müller, Niclas Riepshoff, Max Schaffer, Norbert Schwontkowski, I-Chieh Tsai und Markus Zimmermann.
Upcoming exhibitions with Thomas Trum:
Kunsthal light #23 – Repeating Ramp September 12 – January 10, 2021 Kunsthal, Rotterdam
Cubed September 10 – October 11, 2020 The Hole, New York – Featuring: Andreas Angelidakis, Clinton King, Irina Ojovan, Jean Nagai, Jonny Niesche, Kristine Moran, Lilah Rose, Luke Diiorio, Palma Blank, Rebecca Ward, Robert Moreland, and Thomas Trum
Mind the Gap! Zwischen bekannten und neuen Räumen, 6 September 2020 – 11 April 2021, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt – Featuring: Jan van der Ploeg, Marleen Sleeuwits, Esther Stocker, Erika Hock, Annegret Bleisteiner, Marco Casentini, Jacob Dahlgren, Vanessa Henn, Katharina Hinsberg, Markus Krug, Karim Noureldin
more info: www.thomastrum.nl
paper positions berlin, 10 – 13 September 2020, Tempelhof Airport Hangar 3-4
From 10 – 13 September 2020, during the Berlin Art Week, paper positions berlin presents international exhibitors with outstanding artistic positions from contemporary and modern art with the focus on drawings and the material paper at Tempelhof Airport Hangar 3-4. paper positions berlin wants this special genre to be focused on. The galleries and their artists are given a presentation opportunity, which is dedicated to the subject of drawing and the medium of paper with all its specific features, its fragility and its enormous versatility. In the spirit of its fair concept, which refrains from classic booths and is completely tailor-made for the most sensitive exhibits, paper positions berlin deliberately focuses on a salon-like situation. The limited number of exhibitors also underlines the character of a large theme-based exhibition. The spatial design offers an open overview as well as the possibility to directly approach individual artistic works and to perceive them in a mutual dialogue. Must see: The Curve will be showing works by Anthony Gerace, Diane Meyer and Guy Vording at booth #B05 hangar 4!
GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN 11 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2020
Every year during springtime, around 50 galleries open their exhibitions by young and established artists and welcome numerous visitors from all over the world to Berlin. Gallery Weekend Berlin was founded in 2005 as a private initiative by Berlin galleries and soon became one of the highlights of the international art calendar. The weekend celebrates galleries and artists within this unique format providing high-calibre exhibitions and an unparalleled experience of Berlin. Text & more info: www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de
LES FLEURS DE L’ÉTÉ SONT LES RÊVES DE L’HIVER RACONTÉS LE MATIN À LA TABLE DES ANGES #OPUS 2 // GROUP EXHIBITION, Paris, 5 – 26 September, 2020
This September, Praz-Delavallade is inviting eight artists (Mireille Blanc & Maude Maris) to take over the walls of the gallery, eight figures who generously treat us to their new offerings. Nothing in particular connects them, except perhaps a common need to remind us of the sense of urgency that underlies their inspirations, the vibrant call of a deep, interiorised need that gives pride of place to the power of the imagination. Together they question the very meaning of visible phenomena and the way we apprehend the world. Their art is the echo of this, filtered through the prism of the political, scientific, cultural and ethical values that they defend, as they thumb their noses at the traditional rules of pictorial representation. Above and beyond the aesthetic diversity on display in this exhibition, the dominant value for each of these artists is definitively to be found in their ability to assert their choices. “The object is not to paint life, but to make painting come alive.” (Pierre Bonnard).
DC Open 4 – 6 September 2020
The Düsseldorf Cologne Open Galleries is holding its twelfth edition this year. From September 4 to September 6, fifty galleries will show the year’s exhibition highlights. With the start of the art season in the fall—jointly organized by galleries from Düsseldorf and Cologne—the Rhineland will again become the center for current art events. By its ninth year, the DC Open had already adopted an esteemed program of curator and collector tours in Germany and abroad. DC Open is both a weekend for art-lovers as well as an international meeting point for professional art makers. After twelve years, the DC Open shows that the Rheinland is stronger than ever: fifty galleries, the traditional, liberal community of art collectors, the diversity and number of major museums and institutions, and lively off-spaces all contribute to the acclaim of this art region. Text & more infos: www.dc-open.de
ALEX JONES: EXHIBITION IN GRENOBLE, SEPTEMBER 1 – 26, 2020, TRACANELLI GALLERY
Alex Jones is an English artist who works on a minimalist aesthetic of stripes, patina and lettering. He plays on word enumerations in order to create fundamentally poetic and contemporary images. The word and the letter are also used for their graphic aspects and their aesthetic values. Alex Jones uses in certain series the frame without canvas as an autonomous pictorial element, quasi-sculptural, which he comes to incise and paint…Text & more info: Tracanelli Gallery, open from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to
HOCHsommer Kunst Festival, 07.08. – 16.08.2020
Unter dem Namen Hochsommer haben sich 2017 erstmals acht Kunstinstitutionen aus dem Raum Südoststeiermark und dem südlichen Burgenland zusammengeschlossen. Sie alle vereint das Interesse und die Leidenschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst, abseits der Bundeshauptstadt und der Landeshauptstädte.
2020 geht es nun mit zwölf Kunsträumen in die 4. Runde. Das ganze Programm ist nachzulesen auf www.hochsommer.at. Kuratiert von Nicolas Dellamartina, mit Arbeiten von Alice von Alten, Pia Veronica Aström, Maria Chalela-Puccini, Anne Glassner (Foto), Priscilla Hasenböhler und Verena Preininger.
COMMON GROUND – Kurator: Séamus Kealy & das Team des Salzburger Kunstvereins
Salzburger Kunstverein 23.07. – 20.09.2020
Eröffnung: Mi, 22. Juli 2020, 20 Uhr, Verleihung des Förderpreises des Landes Salzburg und des Salzburger Kunstvereins durch Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreter Heinrich Schellhorn
Museumspavillon Mirabellgarten 30.07. – 10.09.2020
Eröffnung: Mi, 29. Juli 2020, 18.30 Uhr
Das Jahr 2020 ist von Unsicherheit und einer globalen Krise gekennzeichnet. Welche Rolle Kunst in Zeiten der Unsicherheit und Krise spielt, kann rückblickend besser beurteilt werden. Gerade zeitgenössische Kunst ist in schwierigen Zeiten relevant. Ausstellungen und Arbeiten aus Krisenzeiten können das Gefühl der Zusammengehörigkeit vermitteln, ein Gefühl, das uns in jüngerer Zeit vielleicht abhandengekommen ist. Das Thema der diesjährigen Jahresausstellung „Common Ground“ behandelt Fragen der Demokratie, Offenheit, Zusammengehörigkeit, des Zusammenlebens und wie wir Nähe zum anderen wiederherstellen können. Die Ausstellung wird im Großen Saal, im Kabinett und in Kooperation im Museumpavillon der Stadt Salzburg gezeigt. Alle Arbeiten stehen zum Verkauf. Die Erlöse gehen zu 100 % an die Künstler_innen: Künstler_innen im Salzburger Kunstverein & Künstler_innen im Museumspavillon
‘Shelters’ by Emma Llorente Palacio
June 25th – September 10th, 2020
In this exhibition, the artist Emma Llorente Palacio shows us the latent power of the perceptive phenomena through her intimate dialogue with the clay. Her work is defined by a deep understanding of life cycles and proposes new ways of recovering the connection with our body in a world that constantly separates us from its rhythms and latencies. This work, exhibited for the first time in Galeria H2O, is based on three series that symbolize how menstruation, pregnancy and the functioning of ovarian reserves operate through the body.
The first proposal, “matrioshkas”, works around the pre-menstrual, menstrual and menopausal periods through a set of ceramic vessels. The second proposal, “sonajeros”, is a claim to the course of time through the ritual of menstrual detachment. Here, thirty-two delicate clay eggs shelter more than four hundred clay eggs with which, moon after moon, life is generated or detached. The last of the series, “matrices”, focuses on the increase of the size of a uterus in nine pauses, from conception to childbirth. The whole exhibition is channelled through sketches, diagrams and reflections to become a journey through the body, the surrender, the detachment, and the flow of life. It is an intuitive and honest dialogue.
Text: Marta Camps Banqué
Solo Exhibition, “Sacred Echoes” at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
June 8th – July 19th, 2020
“Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Sacred Echoes, a solo exhibition of paintings by Natalia Wróbel. This exhibition draws from a range of series created by Wróbel since 2017, allowing for a more holistic look into the artist’s practice, which incorporates mindfulness practices of deep listening and moving meditation that translate visually into her paintings. Much like the way we absorb the compositional elements of music, Wróbel’s paintings offer a synergistic melody when the details come together as a whole. Colors melt seamlessly to harmonize on the canvas, as brushstrokes crescendo across her compositions. Wrobel’s studio research also revolves around a fascination with our sub-molecular reality. She creates paintings that seem to be coming together and breaking apart all at once, mirroring the continual hum of atoms at a sub-molecular level. Her paintings “tap into the foundational rhythm making up our physical reality.”
This collection of works, Wróbel describes, “are largely inspired by the connection between sound and sight. Many pieces were painted by transmuting the sensations and interpretations of certain compositions into the visual field of a painted image. In this way, the paintings offer a visual translation of the immaterial realm of sound and what exists beyond our physical reality.” The paintings reference many contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Phillip Glass, and Hania Rani among others, as well as the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, a longtime favorite of the artist.”