Shows & Exhibitions

Inspired and provoked by Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, two artists decided to revisit his mad plan of bringing opera to the tropics. In order to reveal and undercut Fitzcarraldo's colonial romanticism, they attempted to confront a set of particular historical and sociopolitical realities by staging a specific opera in a specific place.

Barriers is the major exhibition at Wanås Konst this year. The exhibition brings together six artists working in South Africa, an active scene attracting young artists from many different countries. Through their choices of material, collaborations, and historical references, the artists make connections to the landscape and to Wanås as a site.

Loneliness, uncertainty, and malaise of the contemporary subject are at the heart of Dutch artist Erwin Olaf’s exhibit Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion. Through a series of captivating photographs and videos the artist turns the spectator into a voyeur with a privileged view of the private and semi-private spaces that we inhabit.

Why Look at Animals? AGRIMIKÁ is a shop transferred from the central Greek city of Volos, where it operates, to the Greek Pavilion. The shop sells animal hides and leather. Its sign says "AGRIMIKÁ": a Greek term that means local wild game. The everyday life of the shop is filled with convivial social contact.

From March 12 through July 5, Kimsooja's Thread Routes will make its Spanish premiere at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, becoming the fourth installation showcased in the Museum's Film & Video gallery. The gallery opened in 2014 and is dedicated to video art, video installation, and the moving image.

HangarBicocca, the contemporary art space promoted by Pirelli, presents Double Bind & Around, the first solo exhibition in Italy devoted to Juan Muñoz and curated by Vicente Todolí.The exhibition covers 5,300 square meters of the nave and aisles of HangarBicocca and, includes 15 works (with over 100 sculptures) by one of the most important artists of our time.

The sculptress Isa Genzken (b. 1948) is today one of the most influential women artists of her generation. The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt is presenting the artist’s most recent workgroup – “Actors” of 2014/15 – in Germany for the first time. The exhibition consists of more than forty figures as well as several floor and wall works. In it Genzken once again demonstrates the consistency and radicalness with which she pursues her own sculptural work as well as the possibilities offered by the sculpture medium today.

During the last 30 years, Peter Kogler is a very prominent name on the international art scene. He has been recognized as one of the most prominent representatives of middle-generation Austrian artists. Kogler began his artistic journey by adopting the tradition of conceptual and media art, and by developing his explorations at the intersection of different disciplines and media—performance, video, film, painting, computer art, sculpture, and architecture.

bau bau is Céline Condorelli’s first solo exhibition in Italy, comprising about 30 works made between 2008 and 2014, as well as a selection of the artist’s writings. Curated by Andrea Lissoni in the “Shed” space, the exhibition offers a selection of Condorelli’s most significant works, which reveal her ability to activate relationships between art and architecture, space and socio-historical contexts.

Tim Van Laere Gallery is presents Great Hits the first exhibition with Anton Henning at the gallery. The self-educated Anton Henning paints, photographs, films, sculpts, draws, makes music, designs and builds whole rooms. He virtually challenges the risk of provoking misunderstandings and polarising them without directly addressing the political side. In the figurative sense he is dismantling the entire history of art up to the present day, in order to completely reconstruct it. A kind of artistic synthesis.


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