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
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.
In Thessaloniki, capital of Northern Greece, the international art fair will be realised for the second time. Last year, works by the conceptual artist and photographer Heinz-Günter Mebusch were shown in cooperation with East-German Art project OSTRALE. In 2017 an icon of the Fluxus-movement: Wolf Vostell will be honoured with a museum show. His art has long been appreciated in Greece since its beginning. Art Thessaloniki has started not only as a global art market place, but also as a mediator between north-south differences and especially between Europe and the oriental cultures.
Helexpo Thessalonik I Tsatsis Projectsi, exhibition grounds 23.11. – 26.11.2017