South Korean artist Haegue Yang is renowned for creating immersive environments from a diverse range of materials. Her sculptures and installations often use industrially made objects, interwoven with labour-intensive and craft-based processes. These processes reflect pagan cultures and their deep connection with various seasonal ritualsin relation to natural phenomena.
Featuring works by Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien, Annette Messager and Wolfgang Tillmans, a comprehensive group exhibition at the Gropius Bau titled Masculinities: Liberation through Photography explores the ways in which masculinity is experienced, performed and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
In 2020, the Weltmuseum Wien will present an exhibition on the legendary art and culture of the Aztecs (ca. 1430 – 1521 AD). This highlight exhibition focuses on tributes and sacrifices that played an important role in the Aztecs’ economic and religious life. Particular attention is paid to the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which served as the religious and cultural centre of the empire.
The Swiss artist’s multi-ton, extreme-aged, and high voltage answers to the conventions of painting and sculpture celebrate the potential of material volatility and even failure, across the five downstairs spaces of Kunsthalle Basel.
The exhibition Stories of Traumatic Pasts: Counter-Archives for Future Memories focuses on three European regions, their stories, and their current experiences of collective amnesia in relation to traumatic events from the past: Belgian colonial rule in the Congo, Austria after the “Anschluss” in 1938, and the denial of war crimes since 1990 after the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Der Lovis-Corinth-Preis 2020 geht an Peter Weibel (* 1944 Odessa, ehemals Ukrainische SSR). Als Künstler, Kunsttheoretiker und Kurator sowie als langjähriger Vorstand des Zentrums für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (ZKM) prägt Weibel die internationale Szene der Medienkunst. Sein künstlerisches Schaffen umfasst Experimentalfilme, Computerkunst, Videokunst, Konzeptkunst und Performance.
Countryside, The Future is an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, Director of AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). A unique exhibition for the Guggenheim Museum, Countryside, The Future will explore radical changes in the rural, remote, and wild territories collectively identified here as “countryside,” or the 98% of the Earth’s surface not occupied by cities, with a full rotunda installation premised on original research.
Tarek Atoui comprehensively exploits the potential of sound art, which lies at the heart of his practice. (…) The show is based on Atoui’s ongoing project I/E, where the artist has been documenting the sounds of city ports, including Athens, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Porto, and Beirut, since 2015.
The Fondation Beyeler’s current collection display focuses on works of modern and contemporary art dealing with the topic of calm and quiet.. (It) presents key works of the Fondation Beyeler spanning the period from Impressionism to contemporary art, by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Hans Arp, Alberto Giacometti, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, Gerhard Richter and Marlene Dumas as well as many other artists.
The exhibition brings together paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, sketchbooks by J. M. W. Turner, graphic works by Francisco de Goya, Anselm Kiefer and Jorinde Voigt, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Rebecca Horn and a new work developed for the exhibition by Tino Sehgal, a video by Guido van der Werve and much more, all of which are brought into dialogue with the music and persona of Beethoven.