Installations, sculptures, performances and films specially conceived for the exhibition answer to one another and tangle together to form an open narration, between authenticity and artifice, the natural world and human activities, the interior and the exterior, fiction and reality.
Umbo (Otto Umbehr, 1902 – 1980) symbolises a kind of “big bang” in modern photography of 1920s – as art historian Herbert Moldering put it during his retrospective of the artist in 1995.
The Kunstmuseum Bonn dedicates a comprehensive solo exhibition to the Berlin-based South African artist Candice Breitz (*1972 in Johannesburg). The exhibition includes video installations and photographs drawn from the last 25 years.
Forrest Bess, born in 1911 in Bay City, Texas, where he also died in 1977, led an extremely secluded existence in the first half of the 1940s on the Gulf of Mexico, where alongside catching and selling fishing bait he dedicated himself to painting.
Migrating Objects will focus on a lesser-known, but crucial episode in Guggenheim’s own migratory path: her turn to the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the indigenous Americas in the 1950s and ’60s. The exhibition will present these objects in groupings privileging their original contexts or, alternately, in dialogue with European works from her collection.
Concurrent with the show NOW! PAINTING IN GERMANY TODAY the Deichtorhallen Hamburg are presenting the QUADRO project featuring works by Kerstin Brätsch, Kati Heck, Stefanie Heinze and Laura Link. This exhibition was arranged independently from Now! and may be read as a response to the previous THE EARLY YEARS OF THE OLD MASTERS show which featured works by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.
London is Steve McQueen’s home town and a place that continues to inspire him. This is the first major exhibition of his work here since he won the Turner Prize in 1999. It features 14 major works spanning film, photography and sculpture, including his first film shot on a Super 8 camera, Exodus 1992/97, and the recent End Credits 2012–ongoing, McQueen’s homage to the African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson, which is on show for the first time in the UK. Spanning two decades of his career, the exhibition will reveal how McQueen’s pioneering approaches to filmmaking have expanded the ways in which artists work with the medium, creating poignant portraits of time and place.
The present exhibition at the ALBERTINA Museum focuses on the first 70 years of the etched print: from its beginnings in Dürer’s time to Breugel’s era, which already saw numerous famous and less-famous artists in Germany, Flanders, Italy, and France working in this technique. Approximately 125 etchings will be shown along with drawings, printing plates, and illustrated books.
Encouraged by Courbet, influenced by Manet, and esteemed by Van Gogh, Wilhelm Leibl (1844–1900) was among the most important representatives of realism in Europe. His oeuvre revolves around the uncompromisingly authentic portrayal of human beings.
Beginning in the early 1960s, Peter Saul began to incorporate imagery borrowed from a range of pop-cultural sources into his exuberant, brightly colored paintings, adopting a style that has proven to be far ahead of its time. His work developed independently from concurrent art historical movements like Pop art, with which it shares some superficially similar concerns.
This exhibition is devoted to Ottilia, the daughter of Giovanni and Annetta Giacometti and sister of Alberto, Diego and Bruno. It turns the spotlight on the least-known figure in the family, who died in 1937 at the age of just 33 while giving birth to her son Silvio.