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Yellow Creature – Aspects of Transformation

Group exhibition at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern (CH)
The British author and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) created the Yellow Creature as early as 1939, a figure that is always changing between woman and man, animal and human while being joyfully true to itself. Thus, Yellow Creature lends its name to the exhibition, which is concerned with the boarders between sexes and categories.

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Marcia Hafif

Solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, in cooperation with Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (CH)
Both museums will shed light on two different, central aspects of Marcia Hafif’s work. She is a key figure in the development of the ‘hard edge’ and ‘radical painting’- tradition, which emerged in the United States in the late 1960’s, with a focus on the pure impact of color on a flat surface.

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Marcia Hafif

Solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel (CH)
In cooperation with Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Both museums will shed light on two different, central aspects of Marcia Hafif’s work. She is a key figure in the development of the ‘hard edge’ and ‘radical painting’- tradition, which emerged in the United States in the late 1960’s, with a focus on the pure impact of color on a flat surface.

John Nixon

Solo show at Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf (D)
John Nixon will be showing new drawings next to a Walldrawing on the ground floor.

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Abstract Painting Now!

Group show at Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (A)
Featuring some sixty different art positions, the exhibition Abstract Painting Now! will place the focus on the present-day international situation of the nonrepresentational easel painting, covering the full range of a still significant painterly practice.

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Arte Albigna

Group Exhibition in the Albigna Region, Bregaglia (CH)
14 artists take part in this outdoor exhibition with works developed especially for this occasion, in response to the regional particularities and the history of the place. Starting at 1200m above sea-level, the outdoor exhibition can be explored through hiking up to 2565 meters above sea level, with incredible views of the iconic mountainscape.

Ian Anüll – Peinture En Promo

Exhibition by the artist Ian Anüll at Haus für Kunst Uri, Danioth Pavillion, Altdorf (CH)
Ian Anüll will show selected works of his own, together with works of other artists from his private collection. The collection has grown over the years, through trading, buying and collaborating from an with others. It will be interesting to encounter an artist’s collection for once.

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The Garden – The Future

Group exhibition inside and outside of ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (DK)
The Garden – End of Times, Beginning of Times is one of the absolute highlights when Aarhus is European Capital of Culture 2017. The impressive art project has been created by ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and focuses on the intertwining of art, nature and urban life. The Garden takes place at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, in the urban space and along the Aarhus shoreline.


Being More Than System

Solo show at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich (CH)
The Museum Haus Konstruktiv will dedicate a comprehensive retrospective solo exhibition to the work of Swiss object artist, sculptor and graphic artist Jürg Stäuble (born in 1948 in Wohlen, lives and works in Basel), which spans approximately 50 years and is situated in the context of minimal art, land art and conceptual art.

Gerold Miller, Set 189, 2014

Rot kommt vor Rot

Group Exhibition at Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (D)
With the display of over 70 different artworks from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter-Collection, the exhibition «Red comes before Red» examines different aspects of the colour Red, both regarding the broad spectrum of red hues as well as on their systematic usage in concrete art.

Manneqin, 1971 · Glasfaserverstärkter Polyester, Lack, 5 Teile


Group show at Kunsthalle Basel (CH)
Taken as the starting point for a group show, Ungestalt brings together an ensemble of works from artists of different generations, each of whom has responded to their moment with works that, no matter their medium, court material, perceptual, or conceptual volatility.

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Mental Yellow. High Noon

The KiCo Collection at Kunstmuseum Bonn and at Lenbachhaus München (D)
Over the last 20 years, a first-class collection has been established that originates in color painting and meanwhile comprises the entire spectrum from picture-based contemporary art to installation.

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Colour is an Abstraction

Group exhibition at the Auckland art Gallery, Auckland (NZ)
Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Trust collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition includes works by the Australian artist John Nixon collected over the last 30 years and installed by the artist on a background of his colour palette. The explorative and multifaceted contemplations of these artists challenge traditional boundaries and encourage contemplation on the social and psychological role of colour.


Fred-Thieler-Preis 2017

Solo show at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (D)
The “Fred-Thieler-Preis für Malerei” is given to outstanding painters. It was donated by the Berlin painter Fred Thieler (1916–1999). Since 1992, the award, which is endowed with 10.000 Euros, has been celebrated on the 17th of March, the birthday of Fred Thieler, since 2007 every two years.


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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.



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. …»

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