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
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
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.