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Karneval der Tiere

Group exhibition
In 2018 the Kunstmuseum Luzern will be transformed into a menagerie! Horses, cows and goats, lions and tigers, eagles and capercaillie cocks, but also centaurs, dinosaurs and dragons will populate the museum rooms—in paintings and drawings, photographs and sculptures.
The Kunstmuseum Luzern has countless works depicting our animal relatives. So the 2018 Collection Presentation is devoted to the relationship between man and animal, which is often close, but not always simple. How are animals depicted in art and what does this say about our understanding of them? What role do they play in our technological and digital society? Is our treatment of them as pampered pets or mere food species-appropriate? What are the alternatives for a different relationship between living creatures in the future? Both the Collection Presentation and the publication, plus a rich fringe programme of readings, panel discussions and special guided tours, will focus on this and other issues.

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Dimension der Farbe

Group show Trudelhaus Baden
Patrick Rohner, Anja Braun, Maria Magdalena Z?Graggen

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Wunderbild

Solo exhibition at The National Gallery, Prague
curated by Adam Budak

The German artist Katharina Grosse has prepared a large-scale painting installation in the Great Hall that directly reacts to the industrial space of the gallery built in the Functionalist style in the late 1920s. The exhibition is an architectural painting, a spatial image, in which viewers find their niche using their own bodies and minds.

Katharina Grosse is also creating an artistic intervention on the boundary between architecture and the natural setting outside the gallery. Her often huge, site-specific structures in interiors (institutional space) and exteriors (public space), which frequently integrate organic matter (trees, stones, soil, etc.) are hybrids that cross the dividing line between nature and culture.

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Le numerose irregolarita

Katharina Grosse & Tatiana Trouvé
French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, Rome
curated by Chiara Parisi

This is the fourth and last exhibition in the UNE cycle, originated by Muriel Mayette-Holtz and curated by Chiara Parisi. UNE is an ambitious project which, through artistic, intercultural and generational confrontation, has given rise to surprising collaborations and interconnections, providing a contemporary vision of the French Academy in Rome.

Starting from positions and styles seemingly very far apart, Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé have also created an unprecedented and unexpected dialogue for this cycle. Thanks to their respective projects, different but complicit and complementary, the two artists both born in the 1960s have shaken up the limits of space at the Villa Medici.

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World of Interiors

Caro Niederer invited Sabian Baumann
in the unusual exhibition project Good Life Ceramics by Caro Niederer at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen will develop in a special setting that will change systematically over the course of the exhibition. The exhibition will take place on the lower floor of the museum, whose architecture has remained unchanged since the Naturmuseum St. Gallen moved to a new building. The rooms are thus the site of a work in progress that will extend across the entire lower floor of the building in stages.

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The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Meters, Then It Stopped

Solo exhibition, Carriageworks, Sydney (AUS)
Carriageworks has commissioned Katharina Grosse to create a monumental, site-specific installation in response to the unique industrial architecture and scale of their space.Grosse will envelop Carriageworks in more than 8000 square metres of suspended fabric—draped, knotted and hung through the architectural elements of the building. Audiences will be invited to immerse themselves within Katharina Grosse’s epic canvas.

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Impression

Group exhibition of graphic prints at Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen (CH)
The exhibition of swiss graphic print and reproduction has already become an annual tradition. It shows the work entries of artists working in that medium, from traditional to digital, from all over Switzerland.

RE-VISION

The new presentation of the collection, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (D)
This will be the fifth time since 2008 that the collection is newly hung. The visitor will see old and new faces, classic paintings by Macke, Beuys or Polke, crossing paths with new donations and acquisitions.

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Last Night’s Fortune Teller

Group show at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Berlin (D)
Since 2015, the Daimler Art Collection has expanded with the acquisitions of around 40 artworks or artwork groups by some 20 Chinese artists, relating to abstract and conceptual art tendencies, as well as new media forms, among others. The third part of our exhibition series presents seven Chinese as well as fourteen German and international artists. The show mainly focusses on the working field of sculpture, complemented by graphic works, paintings and light and video installations.

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Guest visitor at the museum’s collection

New installation piece at Museum Folkwang, Essen (D)
Christine Streuli has created a new work around her painting «A certain smile a certain sadness», which has recently been added to the Museum Folkwang collection. She will be present for its inauguration and have a conversation about her practice together with curator Anna Fricke. The event is open to the public.

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François Morellet

Solo show at Dia’s exhibition spaces in New York City and Beacon (USA)
Both shows of François Morellet offer a focused exploration of the artist’s wide-ranging practice. The Dia:Chelsea installation includes a large selection of early abstract geometric paintings, key examples from Morellet’s later series and neon works, and his first architectural integration, titled Trames 3° 87° 93° 183° (Grids 3° 87° 93° 183°, 1971/2017). Meanwhile, Dia:Beacon’s lower-level gallery features No End Neon (1990/2017), a site-specific work that was reconfigured for Dia’s upstate venue in close collaboration with the Morellet Estate in Cholet, France. This expansive installation—gifted to Dia by the Morellet family and Blain Southern, London and Berlin—allows visitors to encounter Morellet’s practice alongside major installations of work by his American and European peers represented in Dia’s permanent collection.

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Unpainting

Group show at Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (AUS)
Despite routine declarations of its decline, abstract painting is an urgent and vital mode of artmaking that seems to exist in a state of constant reinvention.
This display of contemporary abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection focuses on unconventional and experimental approaches to the age-old discipline of painting.
The exhibition includes artworks by Daniel Buren, Morris Louis, Judy Millar, Dona Nelson and Sigmar Polke among many others.

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Four Honest Outlaws, book cover

Four Honest Outlaws – Sala Ray Marioni Gordon

published by Michael Fried for the Yale University Press
In this strongly argued and characteristically original book, Michael Fried considers the work of four contemporary artists: video artist and photographer Anri Sala, sculptor Charles Ray, painter Joseph Marioni, and video artist and intervener in movies Douglas Gordon.
«Four Honest Outlaws» takes its title from a line in a Bob Dylan song, «To live outside the law you must be honest», meaning in this case that each of the four artists has found his own unsanctioned path to extraordinary accomplishment, in part by defying the ordinary norms and expectations of the contemporary art world.
Michael Fried will moderate a symposium «PAINTING NOW: A discussion taking off from the work of Joseph Marioni»,
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (USA), December 10, 2011

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The Archive in the Worm

Verlag für Moderne Kunst, with essays by Andrés Duprat, Carl Friedrich Schröer and Raimund Stecker.
Published on the occasion of the eightpart transcontinental exhibition in Argentina, Germany and Switzerland.
«Martín Mele lives in a foreign land, it’s uncertain how foreign, how distant or familiar it is. For he has lived abroad for some time, actually forever. …»

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Aufsetzpunkt

published by modo Verlag on the occasion of the exhibition at Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona from April 7 until June 19, 2011.
with essays by Invar-Torre Hollhaus and Daniela Hardmeier.