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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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James Turrell’s “Second Wind”

James Turrell’s “Second Wind”

Second Wind” is a new site specific project by the artist James Turrell. He creates an illusion that the sky is just within our reach, blurring the dividing line between matter and emptiness. With the aim to act as a point of interaction between its social, cultural and territorial context, the NMAC Foundation is a non-profit organization opened to the public in 2001. It has already worked with over 40 international artists on site specific commissions since the very beginning.

Talk Show @ ICA

“Whenever you need, just ask.”
“And to make things work, the exact opposite is true.”
“We all need the same thing in common.”
“Now, you’ve got to understand that this is just one early stage in the life cycle of the industry.”

Talk Show addresses speech as a medium to produce meaning, both within the field of art and across other areas of life including religion, politics and entertainment. A wide range of resources will be presented on the ICA's website.

Fat Art@今日美術館

2009年4月17日至5月3日,北京今日美術館舉辦名為”Fat Art”的藝術展。命名為“Fat Art”,意指藝術在不斷吸收周圍的各種元素,表達更寬泛的概念。“目耳計劃(Music to My Eyes)”是2009年第一屆Fat Art藝術展的主題,是音樂人跟藝術家的一次合作。劉野、顏磊、徐若濤的作品,演繹成音樂作品;王波的漫畫,變成立體發聲作品,還有多項大型跨界戶外藝術活動,證明藝術與主流青年文化並非不可融合。

The Quick and the Dead @ Walker Art Center

“Throughout history, art has offered us ways of thinking about things beyond the here and now. We expect to see objects when we visit museums, and yet this show allows us to consider things beyond what we can see. It’s very much about all that is “more than meets the eye.” – Peter Eleey, the Curator. Bringing together 90 works by international artists in a wide range of media, the exhibition explores our desire for experiences that transcend those we have every day.

Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

Altermodern, the fourth Tate Triennial, will present itself as a collective discussion around the hypothesis of the end of postmodernism, and the emergence of a global altermodernity. This year's Triennial has been conceived by Nicolas Bourriaud who co-founded the influential contemporary gallery Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2009

The Echigo-Tsumari Triennial is unique among the many biennials and triennials in the art world, held every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region, encompassing Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture. For the fourth Triennial, 150 artists from 26 countries will create site-specific works in collaboration with local residents, urban supporters, young students and the elderly.

Annette Messager: The Messengers

Presented by the Hayward, the exhibition, Annette Messager: The Messengers, traces the development of Messager's work over the last four decades. This is the first major UK retrospective of Annette Messager, widely regarded as one of Europe's most important artists.

The Third Mind Live @ Guggenheim Museum

A series bringing world-renowned practitioners in the fields of music, performance art, dance and theater to the museum. An exhibition explores an alternative lineage of creative culture that illuminates the dynamic and complex impact of Asia on American art.

Rotterdam Dialogues: the Curators Symposia

The symposia explore the roles of three of the central protagonists of the contemporary art world: the critic, the curator and the artist.

New Artistic Director of the documenta 13

原籍保加利亞的Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev被文件展委員會選為2012年《文件展13》的藝術總監,且看這位現任意大利都靈Castello di Rivoli當代藝術館館長、當代藝術作家,2008年悉尼雙年展的藝術總監及前P.S.1策展人,如何為下屆文件展帶來新藝術視野。

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