Shows & Exhibitions

Commissioners’ Exhibition suggests every noteworthy architectural endeavor is the result of a competent architect paired with an engaging commissioner. However, this relationship is often portrayed as antagonistic instead of being articulated as a common ground for production. In a considerably widespread perspective where the architect claims other experts and implementers as enemies of her/his design, the commissioner is also caricatured as “ignorant and tasteless.”

To Become Two is the first comprehensive solo exhibition of artist Alex Martinis Roe in Germany. Martinis Roe’s project is driven by the parallel histories of several interconnected feminist communities in various places and imagines futures from them in conversation with groups of women from different generations. Over the last four years, she has worked dedicatedly with international feminist communities and institutions in Europe and Australia to develop a series of films and ongoing workshops.

Badischer Kunstverein presents the first survey exhibition by Lubaina Himid in Germany. As an artist, writer, and professor, Himid has dedicated her work to the discourse on migration, race, slavery and the representation of the Black body. Lubaina Himid played an active role in the Black Arts Movement in the 1980s and 1990s and curated a number of significant exhibitions of Black female artists.

As a sculptor, Yang is known for her use of a variety of materials and diverse working methods. Her materials range from industrial mass-produced items to organic and immaterial things such as smells or noises. Her working method is labour-intensive both conceptually and in regard to the craftsmanship involved. At the KINDL she will use her most well-known material: window blinds, which have become a signature of her work.

KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art is showing the new series "Berlin Fassaden" by the sculptor Asta Gröting. The point of departure for the sculptures in "Berlin Fassaden" is stories that are inscribed in the walls of buildings in Berlin—facades that still contain traces of the war in the form of bullet holes. Asta Gröting replicates the damaged walls in sculpture by making silicone impressions of them.

Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance is inspired by the vital history of music in Detroit and the legacy of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. The show connects these historic events to more recent social movements, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter, illustrating threads between past protests and the unresolved racial politics in the United States today. One major such thread is the role of music as a catalyst for social change and empowerment.

European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 presents a world premier of the new audio-visual installation by Mikhail Karikis: The Chalk Factory. Karikis’s practice embraces moving image, sound, performance, and other media, and emerges from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a political agent. He often collaborates with communities to orchestrate performances to camera in order to highlight alternative modes of human action and existence.

To mark the 150th birthday of the famous Ballets Russes stage-designer, the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco presents Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst, an exhibition running from October 23, 2016 to January 15, 2017 at the Villa Sauber. Leon Bakst (b. 1866 in Grodno, present day Belarus–d. 1924 in Paris) is primarily celebrated for the sets and costumes he designed for the Ballets Russes company

HOME Manchester announces the major new exhibition of all new work by Rachel Maclean. Curated by Bren O’Callaghan and Sarah Perks, Wot u :-) about? plays out across film, sculpture and print, in the Scottish artist’s largest solo exhibition to date.

Zilberman Gallery-Berlin announces the opening of the exhibition The Red Gaze. It presents a constellation of objects in four chapters—paintings, drawings, poems, sculptures, videos, soundtracks, performances, discussions—on the theme of "the witness," more specifically, the "artist as eye-witness" in times of duress and war. It will be accompanied by a catalog.


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