A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.
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Worldwide search for the fifth curator - British council international curatorial competition in partnership with the Whitechapel gallery
A unique opportunity for a curator from outside the UK to select an exhibition from the British Council Collection, which includes more than 8500 key works of British art from the 20th and 21st century. The winning curator will be given unlimited access to the Collection, and work closely with the British Council's Visual Arts Department in London. The winning proposal will be realised at the newly expanded Whitechapel Gallery. Deadline for proposals: 4 September 2009.
Protest against Forgetting
Visit walterhopps.com. Log on to join the conversation and share stories about the curator Walter Hopps (1933–2005) and the other renowned curators in Hans Ulrich Obrist's most recent book “A Brief History of Curating”.
Robert Capa @ Ludwig Museum, 3 July - 11 October 2009
"If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." Capa was the great war photographer who had the ability to show aspects of war and fighting on the front lines in a form that had hitherto been impossible. On display will be 200 images leading viewers through the key stages of his carrier as war correspondent through highlighted themes of his oeuvre.
Golden Lion Best Artist Award - Tobias Rehberger
Tobias Rehberger was awarded the Golden Lion as best artist at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia for, as the jury notes, "taking us beyond the white cube, where past modes of exhibition are reinvented and the work of art turns into a cafeteria. In this shift social communication becomes aesthetic practice".
Iran Inside Out at The Chelsea Art Museum
On view are works by 35 artists living in Iran alongside 20 others in the Diaspora. The exhibition offers an insight into the artistic energy of a culture that is often swinging between openness and dialogue, or seclusion and separatism.
A retrospective of the artist’s works arranged chronologically, but in the opposite direction. The exhibition comprises twenty autobiographical projects which mixes personal life and artistic fiction.
Dan Graham: Beyond
Dan Graham’s first retrospective in the United States. The artist has always pointed out that beyond the art object, the medium and the gallery, his works move into the realm of the social, the democratic, and the architectural. On view at the Whitney from June 24 through October 11, 2009, the exhibition examines each stage of the artist’s career through conceptual art, site-specific sculpture, performance, video and film installation, and musical collaboration.
Claes Oldenburg: Sculpture, Drawings, and Happenings Films
An intimate glimpse into Oldenburg’s life and career, as well as his later collaborations with his wife. A recently rediscovered group of films documenting Oldenburg’s happenings has been restored and shown together for the first time.
2009 Guangzhou Photo Biennial - Sightings: Searching for the Truth
Venice Biennale opens on 7 June 2009
Entitled “Making Worlds”, the 53rd International Art Exhibition will open to the public from June 7th to November 22nd 2009 in the Giardini, the Arsenale and various other locations around Venice. The Director of the 53rd Exhibition, Daniel Birnbaum, has been Rector of the Staedelschule Frankfurt/Main and its Kunsthalle Portikus since 2001. “Taking 'worldmaking' as a starting point, it allows the exhibition to highlight the fundamental importance of certain key artists for the creativity of successive generations, just as much as exploring new spaces for art to unfold outside the institutional context and beyond the expectations of the art market” Birnbaum said.