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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?

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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

Mitsuko Castle: DAIKU concert by ADAM NOIDLT Missiles

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.

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Kassel: Heinz-Günter MEBUSCH exhibition at DOCUMENTA Archive

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

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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.

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OSTRALE Biennial opens in Valletta, Malta

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.

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

 

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