The Venice Biennale - 56th International Art ExhibitionThe show consists of over 136 artists from fifty-three countries, and will feature a space for live programming in the Central Pavilion designed by David Adjaye called The Arena. “The linchpin of this program will be the epic live reading of all three volumes of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital,” Enwezor states. “Here, Das Kapital will serve as a kind of Oratorio that will be continuously read live, throughout the exhibition’s seven months’ duration.”
The 56th International Art Exhibition will form a unitary itinerary that starts at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and continues at the Arsenale, with over 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 89 will be showing here for the first time.
After having explained in October the main topics of All the World’s Futures, Okwui Enwezor ...
Photo Art - Photography in the 21st century (Collectif)More adventurous in scope than other comparable compendiums, Photo Art is a vast critical survey of contemporary conceptual-oriented photography. It particularly addresses the work of artists emerging in Western and Eastern Europe--many of whom will be new to American audiences--and presents critical contexts for their work in accompanying essays. Gathering more than 120 image-makers from around the globe, this luscious compendium reads like an international art fair between covers, with the work of artists to watch now and in the future, from established figures to representatives of the newest generation. Among the artists featured here are Roy Arden, the Atlas Group, Seung Woo Back, Richard Billingham, Gerard Byrne, Claude Closky, Natalie Czech, Tacita Dean, Luc Delahaye, Ruud van Empel, J.H. Engstrom, Charles Freger,...
« Death is Your Body » at the Frankfurter Kunstverein
« Imagine that your body is dying...Imagine how someone is closing your eyelids, » begins the meditation on death in Hannah Hurtzig’s videodyptich « Das Milieu der Toten » (The Milieu of the Dead) (2013). Towards the end of their lives people are forced to face the limitations of their bodies. However, for many people a personal confrontation with decay, disease, illness, accidents, dying, and death does not occur until late in life, if at all. Meanwhile death and dying have become increasingly topical social issues. More and more television and film documentaries examine the finite nature of life. Assisted suicide and organ transplants are topics of public debate, and research projects address the shift in attitudes towards the dead body.
The end is certain; the human body is mort...
Nous Sommes Tous Cannibales - La Maison Rouge
« Nous sommes tous des cannibales. Le moyen le plus simple d’identifier autrui à soi-même, c’est encore de le manger. » Claude Lévi-Strauss,1993
Jusqu'au 15 mai 2011, la maison rouge organise une exposition consacrée à la question de l’anthropophagie et à ses représentations dans les arts plastiques aujourd’hui.
Jeanette Zwingenberger, la commissaire de l'exposition, a choisi de présenter un corpus d’œuvres réalisées majoritairement par une jeune génération d’artistes travaillant indépendamment les uns des autres sur le concept de l’incorporation. Des oeuvres contemporaines (photographie, vidéo, installation, sculpture, dessin et peinture) dialogue...