As part of the first exhibition in Moscow, the legendary music photographer George DuBose will show portraits of rappers Afrika Bambaataa, Run-D.M.C., Mobb Deep, Rammellzee, Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G. and others. The exhibition “Underground Hip-Hop” will open on April 20 with the support of IQOS and MSK Eastsige Gallery in ARTBasement on the -1 floor of the Tsvetnoy Department Store.
Q: What is the difference between today's music and the one that was before? Why hip-hop and music in principle have ceased to be a protest? A: There is hip-hop, protesting against social injustice, perhaps, today's youth is focused on something else, for example, video games, social networks. Who wants to write songs about the North Korean missile program or the war in Ukraine?
A Smashed Window and an Empty Room deals with the impact of trauma on mental and emotional health as well as conditions and consequences of human interactions. With the large-format, pulsating sculpture Rage Fluids and the 360° film GUSH (both 2018), Perry reflects on coming to terms with grief, pain and loss. A newly produced hydraulic sculpture evokes moments of tenderness, intimacy and, violence through a mechanized dance with itself. Hannah Perry’s visual language utilizes coded and gendered industrial materials which reflect on the landscape and demographics that shaped her upbringing in the North of England.
Kunstverein Hamburg: 2/16/2019 - 4/28/2019
Opening of the exhibition: 2/15/2019, 7pm Speakers: Frauke Willems, Tobias Peper
Artist Talk: 2/17/2019, 4 pm Hannah Perry in conversation with Tobias Peper
Mitsuko Castle: ADAM NOIDLT Missiles improvisation concert of Beethoven's 9th sympfony
DAIKU - 100 years premiere of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Japan
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at Bando Prisoner Camp in Japan by German soldiers, an improvisation concert by the German avant-garde group ADAM NOIDLT MISSILES with Michael "Mike" Jansen (Peter Padlt) and Andreas Brüning will be held in Museum Mitsuko, Teterow, Mecklenburg-BVorpommern, Germany. The ensemble ADAM NOIDLT MISSILES has already appeared at documenta 8 and 11 and in many European museums (among them most recently Ludwig Forum, Lehmbruck Museum).
The concert, titled "Daiku - the joy of liberty", was included in the official events of the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and is absolutely unique in its kind.
Mitsuko Castle is a museum and place of Japanese culture and contemporary art. Behind the castle and next to the building is the "Japanese grove" (nihon no mori = holy grove of Japan). In it, the vegetation of Mecklenburg Switzerland merges with Japanese plants.
The concert will take place on 3 October 2018, from 10:00.
Kassel: DOCUMENTA Archive shows artist portraits by Heinz-Günter MEBUSCH
Once again, the documenta archive shows a treasure from its collection: The collection of photographs by Heinz-Günter Mebusch contains more than 200 artist portraits. In the exhibition 39 portraits of artists with a direct relation to the World Art Exhibition are shown. Mebusch dedicated his most extensive series of works to portraying outstanding artists of his time. It was created in the course of 20 years between 1979 and 1999 and was first shown at the Venice Biennale. Instead of a signature of the photographer, the prime portrait drafts bear the signature of the respective artist.
(c) The Mebusch Estate I Artforum Culture Foundation
You can see the exhibition at the documenta archive until 3 August. There will be a public tour on July 30 at 5pm. Photo shows Dr. Birgit Jooss, the director of the archive, in front of artist portrait drafts by Heinz-Günter Mebusch. Source: Kassel-live.de
KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BREAKING POINT CALLA HENKEL / MAX PITEGOFF: SHIFT
Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff (* 1988 in Minneapolis, * 1987 in Buffalo, live and work in Berlin) show photo portraits of actors, artists, writers, musicians and performers in a context that deliberately allows changes to the compositions. Her photographic practice draws on performance, theater and the production of social spaces, such as in the New Theater or in the Green Salon of the Volksbühne Berlin. The detachment of place and purpose of the persons depicted produces a kind of cast list of a self-administered sitcom of former lovers, friends and people from long-forgotten jobs and foggy weekends. The artists lead us to the point, that we have no idea who (or what) will ultimately collect our images for us, e.g. processed and grouped in the new media of Facebook & Co. In the tradition of conceptual artist Heinz-Günter Mebusch, the artists draw attention to the double nature of the portrait.
Kunstverein Hamburg, June 8 – September 9, 2018
Late Night Quantification On July 7, 2018, the Kunstverein Hamburg will be hosting the performance of the new album Messages by and with Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) starting at 11:00 pm under the motto Late Night Quantification – Music, Drinks and Art at Night. The art exhibition is open as well until 3:00 this night.
The performance THUG LIFE deals with the myth of the alleged murder of rapper icon 2Pac. The two artists born in 1986 and 1989 take up the memory culture of this legend and translate it into an artistic performance.
04. may, 2018, 19:00 Uhr Kunstverein Hamburg
Cross over Performance mit Adam Christensen
Christensen, born in 1979, is dealing with different media (video, performance, language and music). In his current performance he try to interweave biographical and theatrical elements that, in conjunction with the audience, blur the line between the artist and the viewer.
With Women Between Buildings, the Kunstverein in Hamburg will be showing the most comprehensive solo exhibition of Nicole Wermers in Germany until May 6, 2018.
The artist works in sculptural series and creates object worlds, which are taken from the profane everyday design. Functional elements become ornament of a sociopolitical and historical engagement within the immediate environment on the basis of the formal idiom of modernity as well as of the surrounding urban space. The exhibition features works from the past 10 years, including Untitled Chairs from the 2015 Turner Prize nominated Infrastructure Exhibition, as well as two new sculptures created specifically for this exhibition. The artist appropriates herself semi-public places with an upside-down camera which gives the impression that she is walking on the blanket. Hotels, corporate lobbies and the CCH Hamburg are thus becoming enigmatic, interchangeable endless architectures. Women Between Buildings, this title is a reminiscent of the standard work on urban planning Life between Buildings by the Danish author Jan Gehl from the 1970s, in which he has written about responsibility in urban planning. Nicole Wermers (* 1971 in Emsdetten, lives and works in London) studied with Sigmar Polke and Claus Böhmler at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg and at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. In addition to numerous other awards she was nominated in 2015 for the Turner Prize.
IAM-international art moves presents the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong:
5-16 January 2018, OPENING: Friday 5 January 2018, 6pm
At „Kunstquartier Bethanien“ Berlin for the fourth time „IAM international art moves“ cooperates with the „Academy of Visual Arts“of the „Hong Kong Baptist University“. From 21st -25th of August 2017 IAM developed an exhibition project in Hong Kong which will be realized by the curator duo Anne and Martin Müller at the “Kunstquartier Bethanien” in Berlin.
Supported by HKETO Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Berlin, OSTRALE-Biennale for Contemporary Arts, Deutsche Botschaft Hong Kong, Winter Stiftung Hamburg, Burger Collection, Muses Foundation, Alison Picket, Ms. Bonnie Yiting Chan
Last yearly exhibition show of contemporary art trends.
With contributions by Katerina Belkina, Michael Jansen a.o.
Art without boundaries. Motto of the jubilee exhibition is “Internationality”.
On over 20,000 m² of exhibition space not just young, not yet established artists and internationally recognized representatives of all artistic genres, but also refugees exhibit their works. On display are over 1,000 curated works of 200 artists from more than 40 nations.