A ring that Freud had given to a psychoanalyst from his group of students found its way into the museum collection, and sparked the exhibition curator’s imagination. Following an in-depth study, she managed to track down five sister-rings from around the world; all of them gifts from Freud to his inner circle of pupils. The […]
The Kunsthal Rotterdam exhibition Action↔Reaction – 100 years of Kinetic Art presents an impressive historical overview of kinetic art, the abstract art movement from the twentieth century focusing on light and movement.
Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of the work of Anni Albers (1899–1994). This exhibition brings together her most important works from major collections in the US and Europe. Opening ahead of the centenary of the Bauhaus in 2019.
Helen Levitt (1913–2009) numbers among the foremost exponents of street photography. It was in the 1930s that this passionate observer and chronicler of New York street life first began taking pictures of the inhabitants of poorer neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, the Bronx, and Harlem. And with her eye for the surreal and […]
A piece of fabric forms the focus of this exhibition. It is much older than Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Long before the birth of these religions, a headscarf denoted social differences in ancient Mesopotamia – and its absence women’s sexual vulnerability. Today, it lies before us weighed down with countless meanings. And far too often […]
In a sketch for a film, Michelangelo Antonioni notes: “The Antarctic glaciers are moving in our direction at a rate of three millimeters per year. Calculate when they’ll reach us. Anticipate, in a film, what will happen.” Metaphorically speaking, to feel cold means to feel deeply alienated. Alienation was already a dominant concern for sociologists […]
In more than sixty years, Ed Ruscha has built an oeuvre encompassing conceptual photographs, paintings, drawings, artist’s books, prints, and films that chronicle the development of the American West and of Los Angeles in particular in a singular artistic idiom. Repro nahoře: Pohled do výstavy, Ed Ruscha, OUR FLAG (reverse), 2018, exhibition view Secession 2018, […]
The Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018 goes to two artists who hail from a cultural sphere that has been riven by a sharp political divide since the end of the Chinese Civil war in 1949: from the People’s Republic of China and the island nation of Taiwan (officially known as the “Republic of China”). The two […]
Czech visual artist Roman Kames will present the talk and exhibit A Far Cry, paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the western Himalayas, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on January 24, 2019, at 6 pm.