Art Scene Greece

Art Thessaloniki – Dimitri Xonoglou – Democracy Living word

Art Thessaloniki – Mediator of international art and different cultures

For the fourth time in November, the creators of the Greek art fair Art Thessaloniki seize the opportunity to demonstrate the unifying power of art. Especially in times of large migration movements – and Greece is one of the front states particularly affected – cultural exchange is of greatest importance. Contemporary art from the US, Eastern Europe, Italy, Turkey, the Middle East, and of course Greece, will be presented in a tense context. In total, galleries from 11 countries will participated. It is the consistent opening to the neighbor Turkey, which leads from this year on to a cooperation with Art Ankara. The program of the fair, which has developed into an important cultural platform under the artistic director Pantelis Tsatsis, is complemented by classical modernity (Unexpected Dialogue – Picasso & Jankulovsky), exhibition participation (Osten Museum, Skopje), joint project events (Photography Center of Thessaloniki, Arte Des-generado collective) an Avantgarde music&dance performances. Like the years before, Winter Foundation supports the cultural commitment.

It is one of the traditions of Art Thessaloniki to honor every year an artist for his lifetime achievement. This is combined with a special exhibition. The recipient of this year’s Art Thessaloni Prize will be Billy Zane, honoured for his cross-border oeuvre. Zane was born in Chicago as the son of Greek immigrants. Already his interest in painting and theater was awakened in his early years. He is also known for his participation as an actor in films such as “Back to the Future” (1985) and “Titanic” (1997). He is active as a painter, actor and director.

21. – 24.11.2019 I Location: Thessaloniki, Greece, International Exhibition & Congress Centre

Moscow Underground

George Dubose-Moscow undergrund-photo-show

George Dubose: Inside real life

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?

Moscow, Tsvetnoy Department Store, ARTBasement

Starting 2oth April 2019

See the Interview in Moscow

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Hannah Perry – A Smashed Window and an Empty Room

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

10th international peace price for Kim Phuc Phan Thi

Kim Phuc Phan Thi-honoured in Dresden

Few people know her name, but almost everyone knows her picture.

A little child burned by napalm, running naked and screaming across a Vietnamese street. Since then, today's 55-year-old Kim Phuc Phan Thi is the "girl in the photo" or "The Napalm Girl". She is engaged as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, founded a foundation for war-tainted children and speaks to thousands of people every year. And if you listen to her when she, who still suffers from the napalm attack of that day, is speaking about reconciliation, It is an admonishing example of denying any hate. A testimony of absolutely human greatness, especially in times of increasing hate and inhumanity

Kim Phuc Phan Thi – das Napalm Girl

Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the so-called "Napalm girl", will be honoured with the 10th International Peace Prize "Dresden Prize" in the Dresden Semper Opera.
The award ceremony is a joint event of the organization Friends of Dresden Germany e.V. and the Semperoper Dresden.

Date: February 11, 2019 at the Semperoper Dresden

Music: Mike Yung (USA) - for 37 years he sang in the New York subway until he became famous discovered two years ago.
Moderation: Jakob Augstein, Hamburg (journalist and publisher)

Tickets for the price of 10 euros (students / students reduced 5 euros) are available at the visitor service of the Semperoper or via order@semperoper.de

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Hamburg: TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018

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.

STAGING REALITIES: PERFORMANCES

Nicola Gördes & Stella Rossié / THUG LIFE

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.

17. may 2018, 19:00
Kunstverein Hamburg

 

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NIKOS ENGONOPOULOS

Important Contribution to Surrealism

Paintings, watercolours and drawings

Works by the great surrealist Nikos Engonopoulos will be shown for the first time in Germany. The exhibition is made possible in cooperation with the Artforum Culture Foundation,  works are from the collection of the Winter Foundation Hamburg, the Artforum Collection and private lenders.

Engonopoulos, born in 1907 in Athens, was a modern Greek painter and poet. He belongs to the so-called 'generation of the thirties'  (including Giannis Tsarouchis, Giannis Moralis and Giorgio de Chirico). and he is together with Giorgio de Chirico the most important representative of Surrealism in Greece.

28.11. - 12.12.2017 Artforum Artspace Thessaloniki
and in a new compilation of works
15.1. - 29.01.2018 in TAS, Winter Foundation Hamburg
Visit by appointment.

NICOLE WERMERS: WOMEN BETWEEN BUILDINGS

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.

Until 06. may 2018
Kunstverein Hamburg

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Kunstverein Hamburg: 200 years jubilees

Kunstverein Hamburg

2017: 200 year jubilees

With a comprehensive program of exhibitions and events, an anniversary publication and the official ceremony in autumn, the Kunstverein Hamburg celebrates its history and positions itself as an indispensable place for exchange and aesthetic debate in Hamburg – all over the year.