Paris is always worth a trip, who doesn´t long for a mild Summer Night in the city of Love and Lights? Besides the omnipresent and overwhelming Louvre, Centre Pompidou or the Musée d’Orsay, there are, of course, many other Museums and Galleries which a worth a visit. We asked the Paris based Viennese artist and filmmaker Patricia Reinhart to take a stroll through Paris´s art scene to see what´s up in this Summer Season. Amusez-vous!
At the end of May we travelled from Treviso to the beautiful seaport city of Trieste at the northernmost end of the Mediterranean Sea to visit the opening of the “Join the dots / Unire le distanze“ show, an Imago Mundi exhibition that features 40 collections. Imago Mundi is a non-profit, democratic and global project promoted by the Luciano Benetton Collection that had its inauguration in August 2013 at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia during the 55th Biennale di Venezia. Since then Imago Mundi exhibitions have toured Italy and the world, always promoting a different country-specific focus as seen by the participating artists of the country concerned. “Join the dots / Unire le distanze“ is in short about embracing the potential of art to bridge distances.
From the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the mind-blowing rooftop installation by Hama Bhaba, to the super-hyped Takahashi Murakami at Galerie Perrotin, to the New Photography at MoMA with a vague but totally working concept, the choice is yours.
The summer so far has a lot to offer for Art Lovers in New York. On top, our NY Editor Caroline Eleanor Absher got excited about the strong pair of female identifying artists addressing racism and social injustice at Chapter 249, rounded up nicely by the intense works by Zoe Leonard at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
New York loves Berlin and Berlin loves New York, so we are happy to share with you a monthly insight and guide into New York´s jungle of exhibitions and Museum Shows. For those who travel to the Big Apple and the ones who just love art and seek inspiration alike. The sheer abundance of art in New York, Berlin and all over the world, can be a bit overwhelming. But most importantly it is a constant reminder of how art is the manifestation and expression of the human spirit and a necessity for a free society. The American novelist and author of „Fahrenheit 451“ Ray Bradbury said once: “We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe” – so we hope you enjoy this additional portion of oxygen!
As you know, last week was art fair week in New York City. Every year, it’s a time of flights to New York full of artists, collectors, gallerists, and assistants from all around the world. I spent the week mainly at the Volta Show, looking for German artists and German galleries! As a New Yorker, I was able to experience tons of fantastic new work coming out of Germany, and that’s what makes fairs worthwhile.
It is this time of year again! VOLTA NY is starting. SOLO FOCUS – GLOBAL VISION – a promising motto of the fair which debuted in 2008 and since then has become a fixture for up-and-coming galleries and artists alike alongside renowned positions. Before our New York Editor Caroline Eleanor Absher brings you this year’s featured and exhibited solo projects as well as emerging and international artists, we have talked to longtime Artistic Director Amanda Coulson who runs the show!
Berlin based König Gallery is expanding to the capital of the UK, and yes, it will be as intensive and busy an art space as you can imagine! But there is not only the opening of KÖNIG in a former car park in Marylebone, Johann König, proprietor of the gallery that bears his name, is also launching a biannual magazine and will be presenting five German painters in consecutive solo booths at the Frieze London art fair.
So it’s London Calling for the Berlin art crowd and a Berlin splash right into the heart of the London’s art establishment!
Die Kunstmesse VOLTA, die in diesem Jahr mit dem Standort Basel in ihre 13. Ausgabe geht, hat sich zu einem spannenden und viel beachteten Gegenpol zum Schwergewicht Art Basel entwickelt. Wir haben uns die fünf teilnehmenden Berliner Galerien mit ihren Positionen genauer angesehen, und auch einen O-ton von Amanda Coulson, Artistic Director der Volta für Euch am Start!
„Zauberberge – In Bad Gastein mischen sich alte Grandezza und neue Hipness zu einem eigenen Lebensgefühl.“, liest man dieser Tage bei den Kollegen der Vogue über das bereits zum achten Mal stattfindende Kunstfestival sommer.frische.kunst in Bad Gastein. Neben dem internationalen Stipendiatenprogramm, gibt es aber auch jedes Jahr die Akademie die mit fantastischen Workshops die von renommierten Künstlern gegeben werden, punkten kann! Wir haben für Euch mit den diesjährigen Dozenten Johanna Finckh, den in Rio de Janeiro lebenden Fotografen Martin Ogolter und dem Maler Peter Grünzweil gesprochen!
Documenta in der griechischen Hauptstadt, Kunst am Kulturort. Neben vielen anderen Performances, haben wir am Kotzia Square an der des pakistanisches Künstlers Rasheed Araeen teilgenommen. Menschen wurden zum Mittelpunkt einer intimen Kommunikation; auch wir. Der Ansatz ‚Food for Thought: Thought for Change‘ funktionierte. Fazit für uns, wir lernten von Athen und vor allem von den Athenern.
Die Essenz dieser Performance, das war für uns die documenta in Athen.