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.
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.
On the invitation of this year’s European Capital of Culture Valletta, Malta, opening will take place on Friday, June 1st at the „Spazju Kreativ“ in the St. James Cavalier.
Numerous German and international artists will be exhibited until July 29, which were also presented at the OSTRALE itself in previous years.
Works will be shown by:
Mavi Garcia / ES, Urban Grünfelder / AU / IT, Ekkehard Tischendorf / D / AU, Paolo Assenza / IT, Nathalie Bertrams, Daniel Kiczales / IL, Ulrike Mundt, Shahar Marcus / IL, Katerina Belkina / RU, Anka Lesniak / PL, Feng Lu / CN, Antka Hofmann, Karen Gäbler, Else Gold, Katrin King, Ran Slavin / IL, Philipp Gloger, Martin Müller / D, Annelise Bully / FR, Dmytro Pertyna / UA – and others.
The works were curated under the guideline of Pablo Picasso from „Guernica“ (1937): … I was always convinced and still convinced that an artist who lives and deals with spiritual values, can not remain indifferent in the face of a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.
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
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
In Thessaloniki, capital of the 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 the OSTRALE. Now an icon of the Fluxus-movement: Wolf Vostell, will be honoured with in a museum show. His art has long been much appreciated in Greece.
The fair has started not only a as a global art market place, but also as a mediator within in the north-south differences and especially between Europe and the oriental cultures.
Helexpo Thessaloniki, exhibition grounds
23.11. – 26.11.2017
Works by the music photo legend George DuBose are shown at the EXTRAVAGANZZA in Toulouse as part of a group show.
The exhibition revives the eccentric lifestyle of the 1970s and 1980s.
The exhibition EXTRAVAGANZZA unites 60 works by the most important photographers on rock and pop culture.
Center Méditerranéen de l’image / Graph-CMI, Toulouse.
Wolfgang Tillmann’s exhibition on the 200th anniversary of the Kunstverein Hamburg is celebrated with great media interest.
The exhibition at the Klosterwall forms the end and the highlight of the celebrations of the largest and oldest art association in Germany.
The exhibition will be open until 12 November 2017.
Wolfgang Tillmans shows his talent as a crossover artist also with his visual album ‚That’s Desire‘. Directed and photographed by Wolfgang Tillmans, this 27 minutes film features performances by Hari Nef, Karis Wilde, Ash B., Matthew Salinas, Bashir Daviid Naim, Rachel Guest, Christopher Olszewski and himself as well as band members Juan Pablo Echeverri, Jay Pluck, Kyle Combs, Tom Roach and Daniel Pearce.
Participants danced and improvised in Los Angeles and New York to the music, without previously knowing it. Whilst editing the footage with Michael Amstad in Berlin, it became clear, that what was planned to be cut into six individual videos, should not be separated, but should remain as a consecutive sequence of six different moods.