Archive for January, 2016

Bayern Munich’s exhibition on Holocaust victims opens at Dachau

Bayern Munich's president Karl Hopfner has opened a touring exhibition at the former Dachau concentration camp dedicated to club members who became victims of the Holocaust under Nazi rule. The exhibition, titled "Idolised - Persecuted - Forgotten: Victims of National Socialism at FC Bayern Munich", tells the story of the 56 members who were deported or had to flee Germany during the Nazi era.... | Read More

‘The Birth of a Nation’ wins top prizes at Sundance

"The Birth of a Nation," a drama about a 19th century slave revolt in Virginia, swept top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The movie, acquired earlier this week by Fox Searchlight for a record-shattering $17.5 million, won the grand jury prize and the audience award at the prestigious festival held in Park City, Utah. The dual awards mark a major victory for filmmaker Nate... | Read More

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image announces the world premiere of Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust will present the world premiere of Phantom Ride, a brand new work by one of Australia’s leading moving image artists, Melbourne-based Daniel Crooks. Practising across a range of media including digital video, photography and installation, Crooks’ work plays with the notion of time, stretching and distorting... | Read More

Exhibition of small sculptures and big ideas opens at Postmasters

Postmasters announces an exhibition of small sculptures and big ideas. The works in the show - made from porcelain (both sculpted and 3D printed), ceramics or bronze, as well as less traditional materials such as horse manure, pixels, and words - were created by 28 artists between 1980 and now, measure one inch to two feet, and aim to address concepts of love, religious mass suicide, bio-tech... | Read More

Ancient Talmudic study principle reinterpreted by artist Jenny Odell in collaboration with Philip Buscemi

Dialogue has always been an integral part of learning in traditional Jewish contexts. The Talmud states, “Just as in the case of iron, when one implement sharpens another, so too do two scholars sharpen each other.” The Contemporary Jewish Museum repurposes the centuries-old practice of havruta—the study of religious texts by people in pairs—for the contemporary art community.... | Read More

Transborder: Fabien Castanier Gallery opens group exhibition

Fabien Castanier Gallery presents Transborder: A Group Exhibition featuring the work of Rero (FR), Cyrcle (US), Jan Kaláb (CR), Ox (FR), Aníbal Vallejo (CO), and Andrey Zignnatto (BR). Rero curated the group exhibition, bringing together a collective of artists from different backgrounds, all working to create a discourse across boundaries. This exhibition centers around artists who challenge... | Read More

Krannert Art Museum exhibition explores perception of time through contemporary art

“Time / Image,” one of Krannert Art Museum’s spring exhibitions opening on Jan. 28, explores how time is perceived through contemporary art. The 11 artists featured in the exhibition look at time in ways other than as a linear progression. They ask questions about our understandings of historical narrative, how we see images of the past and present in relation to each other, and... | Read More

Victoria Miro announces UK premiere of a new multi-screen film installation by Stan Douglas

Victoria Miro announces The Secret Agent, a solo exhibition by the celebrated Canadian artist Stan Douglas, featuring the UK premiere of a new multi-screen film installation along with a series of large-scale photographs. Saturated with information, and yet rejecting easily consumable messages, these works place the viewer within the charged atmospheres and ambiguous political and social... | Read More

Exhibition at Rodolphe Janssen highlights a part of the young Belgian art scene

Rodolphe Janssen gallery announce their new exhibition entitled Balls & Glory. Following visits of fifty-some artists studios in Belgium, the gallery presents works by nine very diverse and emerging artists. The title of the exhibition not only refers to the eponymous restaurant in Ghent where the idea was born during a lunch meeting in between studio visits. It also underlines the ambition of... | Read More

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens exhibition of works by Glenn Kaino

Glenn Kaino's work carefully balances formal and conceptual concerns as the artist combines an often unexpected hybrid of materials in order to best communicate an idea, history, or system that might be less effective with traditional art media. His installation Tank, 2014, for example, is composed of seven aquariums containing clusters of coral species thriving on clear resin replicas of... | Read More
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