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 visual artist and composer Michael (Mike) Jansen has been working for a couple of years on work cycle simular to psychedelic images. These images are created in complex analogue and digital processes on canvas, paper and hard materials. Jansen, who has been dealing with medical questions practically and philosophically for decades, manages to fascinate the viewers with his creations and to introduce them in a hedonistic way into an effective healing process. The 1951 born artist, with visiting professorships at the University of the Arts in Bremen and the Center European d'Art Contemporain, Vallauris, Nice, became first known through his cooperation with Joseph Beuys (Art Museum Vaduz Lichtenstein) and John Cage.
Projects, exhibitions and acquisitions: i.a.. 'Feuerkonzert' elementary concerts Graz; 'Orientexpress', National Museum of People and Economics Düsseldorf, National Museum Samuel Brukenthal Sibiu (RO); Artist Association Malkasten Düsseldorf; 'Missiles'; 'My europe' Berlin; 'No Man's Land' Dusseldorf Weimar Barcelona Kampala; ExtraHart artist fair Art Cologne; 'California Dreaming', Kunstraum Schlossstrasse Mühlheim a.D.R., Galerie d 'Hamé; 'MetroMusic' Miami (FL) Moscow; 'Gulf Projects Dusseldorf, Athens, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Mumbai; Hangar Foundation Langen; 'Opera Death' Atatak Dusseldorf; Teahouse Music; 'Colourfields' London Satellite Frieze; Earth Music State Museum Düsseldorf, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg; OptiMystic Vitamins.
The exhibitions are supported by Winter Foundation in: Artforum Athens, Summer 2018, and Artforum Artspace Thessaloniki, November 2018.
OSTRALE Biennale in Dresden ends on 01 October 2017 with almost 30,000 visitors (2015: approx. 20.000, 2016: approx. 25.000).
2017-18 parts of the OSTRALE will be exhibited in Malta by invitation of the city of Valletta, cultural European capital 2018. The next OSTRALE Biennale is expected to return to Dresden in 2019, supported again by the Winter Foundation. Hamburg.
Art can ask questions and provide solutions in a necessary reform process. The main theme of “re_form” is above all the question of the planned transformation of existing cultural-political conditions and cultural systems in Europe, Germany and especially in Dresden, hoping to become “Cultural Capital 2025”.