The sculptures of French artist Camille Blatrix (* 1984) are inspired by the mass-produced objects that surround us, but are made using traditional techniques and exquisite handcraft. The results are objects imbued with inexplicable affect and evoking machines whose use remains cryptic. Perhaps devices from the near future?
Group show with Evgeny Antufiev, Lucy Bull, Horia Damian, Louise Giovanelli, Rodrigo Hernández, Jill Mulleady, Lin May Sae
The artist began showing under the name “Sturtevant” in a group exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York in 1960. She started making her own versions of the works of her contemporaries in 1964, using some of the most iconic artworks of her generation as a source and catalyst for the exploration of originality, authorship, and the interior structures of art.
This collection presentation focuses on the exploration of new artistic avenues in photography during the 1970s and 1980s, both in Switzerland and internationally. The old concept of craftsmanship came up against new artistic ideas.
The more classical photographs of architecture, which devote attention to the changing luminescent qualities of space and Kahn’s rigorous design research through his best-known works, are joined by more “daring” visions and alienating details in which Schezen demonstrated an authorial interpretation of the themes of light, shadow and form, paradigms shared by architecture and photography.
To commemorate Thonet’s 200th anniversary, the MAK is presenting a major exhibition on modern furniture, in which the signature bentwood furniture of the world famous company is placed in the context of contemporary technological, typological, aesthetic, and historical developments. Thonet’s bentwood chairs are compared with chairs made of tubular steel and plastic as well as with classic office chairs and avant-garde furniture experiments.
With works by Agnes Martin, Roman Opałka, and Park Seo-Bo, Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction invites viewers to imagine the artists’ creative process.
In the 1960s a group of avant-garde painters began to push abstraction in new directions. The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting charts several of these courses.
“I’m interested in transgression, going beyond oneself and what it means to escape the confines of social or cultural norms…(…)” From a conversation between Marianna Simnett and Susanne Pfeffer, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, ZOLLAMT, Frankfurt.
Warhol bis Richter presents artworks created from the second half of the 20th century to the present. Around 80 works by artists including Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Gottfried Helnwein, Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and Maria Lassnig represent the broad diversity of post-1945 artistic stances.