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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Olaf Nicolai; Escalier du Chant
Olaf Nicolai’s most recent sound installation "Escalier du Chant" made specially for the central staircase in the Pinakothek der Moderne. Nicolai has invited twelve international composers to write songs about political events throughout 2011 including Rolf Riehm's "Heulende Wölfe" ("Howling Wolves") which deals with the media coverage of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima. With an allusion to Marcel Duchamp’s work “Nude Descending a Staircase”, the artist will transform the staircase into a stage on which visitors become actors.
German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse
The exhibition traces from Kirchner to Beckmann, from the artist group Die Brücke (means “bridge” in German, representing the group’s intentaion of linking the art of the past with that of the future) in 1905, through the war time of the 1910s, and into 1930s. Through the art of prints, the artists created a sense of value in a fragmented world.
Joan Miró: The ladder of Escape
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures across the six decades of Miró's artistic career. This show opens at the Tate Modern on 14 April.
Asian Contemporary Art Week
Now in its seventh year, Asian Contemporary Art Week presents works by 90 artists at 35 New York City museums and galleries in March 2011. Programme highlights include: Mariam Ghani and Barbara London at the Museum of Modern Art, Liu Xiaodong with Alexandra Munroe, David Elliott, Massimiliano Gioni, and Suzanne Cotter with Joe Martin Hill at the Guggenheim Museum.
SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2011 – OPEN HOUSE
Artists' practices are attempts to translate experiences and perspectives. The Singapore Biennale - "Open House" features 63 artists from 30 countries, with many artists creating new works especially for the exhibition. The title "Open House" is conceived as an invitation onto contemporary artistic practice. In conjunction with the exhibition will be artist talks, discussions and performances.
The British Art Show
The British Art Show is recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art. Organised by Hayward Touring exhibitions since 1979, the British Art Show takes place every five years and tours to four different cities across the UK. Curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton this year, the show includes works by 39 artists on the grounds of their significant contribution to international contemporary art in the period 2005 to 2011.
New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image - Smithsonian American Art Museum
Under the leadership of John Hanhardt, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has been assembling a serious collection of video and time-based artwork over the past three years, from Nam June Paik's early experiments with video to Cory Arcangel's reworking of Nintendo games and obsolete computer systems. In 2009, the museum acquired the complete estate archive of the artist Nam June Paik. Nam June Paik: Art and Process is scheduled to open December 2012.
d documenta - a conference towards documenta 13 @ Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin, Italy
A two-day conference aims to provide a forum of discussion and reflection on the history of documenta, its various incarnations and its future. Speakers are artistic directors of all the preceding editions of documenta including Jean-Christophe Ammann (documenta 5, 1972, directed by Harald Szeemann), Manfred Schneckenburger (documenta 6, 1977 and documenta 8, 1987), Rudi Fuchs (documenta 7, 1982), Jan Hoet (documenta IX, 1992), Catherine David (documenta X, 1997), Okwui Enwezor (documenta 11, 2002), Roger M. Buergel (documenta 12, 2007), Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of documenta 13, 2012.
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
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