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  • ARTIST TALK & STUDIO VISIT

    26.10.2017, 7 PM

    ANETA KAJZER IN CONVERSTATION WITH JULIA ROSENBAUM

    Künstlerhaus Bethanien I Kottbusser Str. 10/D I 10999 Berlin

  • EMMANUEL TUSSORESTUDY FOR A SOAP

    Opening: 12.10. 2017, 6 - 9 PM

    Benhadj&Djilali | Torstraße 170 | 10115 Berlin

  • ART ENCOUNTERS 2017 – LIFE A USER’S MANUAL

    30.09.2017 - 05.11.2017

    Timișoara & Arad I Romania

Projects

Winsor & Newton – Artist-in-Residence Grant

15.05.2017 - 15.11.2017

Künstlerhaus Bethanien | Kottbusser Straße 10 | 10999 Berlin

Fine art materials brand Winsor & Newton announces for the first time a call for two artist-in-residence grants in Germany.

Following the successful conclusion to the university programme The Fine Art Collective in London, selected painting professors in Germany were asked to recommend artistic positions for two spots at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. A jury chaired by Sachin Kaeley (artist, Berlin) nominated the work of artist Aneta Kajzer for the first Winsor & Newton artist residency from 15 May to 15 November 2017. Artist Manuel Stehli was selected as a second grantee for the residency from November 2017 to April 2018.

SERKAN OZKAYA
We Will Wait

21.10.2017

postmasters | 54 franklin street | nyc 10013

Postmasters is thrilled to present Ozkaya’s recreation, entitled We Will Wait.

The room-sized installation will be shown in a never-before-seen or accessible space. In the adjacent gallery, the objects, artifacts, and documents presented are a deconstruction of space and time, from the present day back to the 19th century. Elements include a 3D print of the female figure, extricated through meticulous research; historic and contemporary photos of Duchamp’s studio at 80 East 11th Street; and the Welsbach burner from the late 1800s.

WORKING ON HISTORY. Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Cultural Revolution

18.08.2017 - 07.01.2018

Museum für Fotografie | Jebensstraße 2 | 10623 Berlin

An exhibition by the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin andb the Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Chinesischen Kulturellen Austausch e.V. (GeKA), supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds

A Second History by Zhang Dali (b. 1963 in Harbin, lives in Beijing) is one of the large series which mark a turning point in Chinese artists’ engagement with their country’s political history. Over the course of 130 panels, Zhang systematically examines the manipulation pervading China’s entire visual propaganda tradition, manifested in techniques of retouching, collage and over-painting.

LUTHER AND THE AVANT-GARDE
Contemporary Art in Wittenberg, Berlin, and Kassel

19.05.2017 - 01.11.2017

Altes Gefängnis, Wittenberg (Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm)
St. Matthäus-Kirche, Berlin
Karlskirche, Kassel

International contemporary art meets the spiritual figure of Luther— this is the starting point for the exhibition Luther and the Avant-garde, presented from May 19 to September 17, 2017 by the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur (Foundation for Art and Culture), Bonn, in cooperation with Reformationsjubiläum 2017 e.V.

The historic prison in Wittenberg will serve as a central exhibition venue and is being renovated and opened to the public on the occasion of the exhibition. Some 60 international artists have been invited to address the inspiring ideas of the Reformation, which have not lost their currency today. The exhibition will include works by i.a. Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ólafur Elíasson, Ayşe Erkmen, Isa Genzken, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Günther Uecker, Ai Weiwei, Erwin Wurm, and Zhang Peili. Additional exhibition sites are Berlin and Kassel, where art takes up residence in church buildings.

BRUSSELSBERLIN: A ROMANCE

09.10.2017 A SHOW & TELL | 6 - 8PM

Embassy of Belgium | Jägerstraße 52–53 | 10117 Berlin

In conjunction with Brussels Days, MAD – Brussels Fashion and Design Platform is curating an evening of fashion and design. An open discussion about Brussels’ creative scene is followed by a unique food-design experience.

MAD is a platform that provides support and expertise in the fields of fashion and design. Its mission is to contribute actively to economic growth and employment in Brussels and to foster the city’s image as a place of innovation, excellence, and participation.
After being hosted in New York, Paris, Tokyo, London, Milan, and Beijing, Brussels Days is taking place in Berlin for its twelfth year. This celebration marks 25 years of diplomatic relations between Brussels and Berlin.

EMMANUEL TUSSORESTUDY FOR A SOAP

13.10.2017 - 23.11.2017 Opening: October 10, 2017

Benhadj&Djilali | Torstraße 170 | 10115 Berlin

For his first solo exhibition in Germany, Emmanuel Tussore will present Study for a Soap this October at Benhadj&Djilali in Berlin. The work is part of Tussore’s ongoing Aleppo Soap Project, which integrates Aleppo Soap, the oldest soap in the world, in a series of sculptures, installations, photographs and films.

Study for a Soap was developed specifically for the Benhadj&Djilali Gallery space in Berlin, and will question the function of the material, its production process and its economical value. Through photography and an immersive installation, the visitor will penetrate the rubble of what could be a home. The history and materiality of the medium soap are integral to the understanding of the work.

Perspektive 2018
German-French Fund for Contemporary Art and Architecture

01.10.2017 - 01.12.2017

Perspektive is a German-French fund for contemporary art and architecture that promotes artistic exchange between both countries.
Initiatives can apply for project funding starting October 1. The deadline for submitting applications is December 1, 2017.
All information and the application form are available at: www.fonds-perspektive.de

Initiated by the Bureau des arts plastiques, a call for project proposals by German and French initiatives is announced for the fourth time. Exchange and dialogue are the main criteria: encounters between artists, architects, and art mediators from both countries will be selected for funding in order to facilitate the dissemination of ideas, works, and discourses across borders. The initiative is supported by the French Foreign Ministry, the French Ministry of Culture, the Institut français, and the Goethe Institute.

Initiatives can apply for project funding starting October 1. The deadline for submitting applications is December 1, 2017.

The Perspektive funding program targets public and private institutions such as museums, art and architectural centers, art associations, galleries, architectural offices, and independent exhibition spaces working in the fields of contemporary art and architecture in Germany and France.
All information and the application form are available at: www.fonds-perspektive.de

HUMANS SINCE 1982 – FROM A DUO TO A THINK TANK

06.09.2017

Gautami Agarwal Slakthusgatan 9 | 121 62 | Stockholm

Working collaboratively since meeting as postgraduate students at HDK Gothenburg in 2008, Bastian Bischoff (b. 1982, Germany) and Per Emanuelsson (b. 1982, Sweden) create objects that display strong performative character.

Since founding a Stockholm studio in 2009, they have established a growing team with in-house specialists spanning designers, engineers, programmers, artisans, art historians and theorists. This creative platform functions as a think tank for ideas about privacy, personal safety and our relation with time.

Mike Bourscheid – Thank you so much for the flowers

13.05.2017 - 26.11.2017

La Biennale di Venezia | Luxembourg Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition

Mike Bourscheid has been selected to represent Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition Thank you so much for the flowers.

With self-effacing playfulness, Mike Bourscheid’s costumes, altered domestic objects, musical pieces and performances recount cryptic stories about gender identification, familial inheritance and cultural history. Always, Bourscheid’s work seeks to transform conservative understandings of art’s role in our daily lives, from our loves to our daily work.

ART ENCOUNTERS 2017 – LIFE A USER’S MANUAL

30.09.2017 - 05.11.2017

Timișoara & Arad, Romania

Second edition of ART ENCOUNTERS to become a regular venue for Romanian art in the international curatorial dialogue.

ART ECNOUNTERS 2017 lies at the intersection between an experimental art festival and a contemporary art biennial, focusing on the Romanian art scene, as well as an extensive selection of international artists. Titled Life a User’s Manual, the exhibition curated by Ami Barak and Diana Marincu surveys and compiles everyday life fragments, as seen in both current artistic practices, and in historical art projects from the 1960s onwards.

Joachim Richau ‒
FRAGMENT or the Presence of Doubt

16.09.2017 - 23.12.2017 Opening: September 15, 2017

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Auguststr. 75 | 10117 Berlin

Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, photographer Joachim Richau (*1952) began making regular visits to Scandinavia for his work. From the early 2000s onward he began to explore the Swedish landscape more intensively.

Distancing himself from the documentary trend that dominated photography in the 1980s and 1990s and drawn towards abstract, less narrative form of visual expression, Richau was encouraged and influenced by the work of Alfred Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt’s close-up images of sand structures in the watt and Icelandic lava formations and, to a greater extent, his body of drawings and paintings defined by a reduction to a few, selected visual elements—all had an impact on Richau’s approach to making images.

MOMENTUM 9: ALIENATION
THE 9TH NORDIC BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

17.06.2017 - 11.10.2017

Gallery F 15 and MOMENTUM Kunsthall
Moss, Norway

Since its inception in 1998, MOMENTUM has strived to present compelling works of art and outstanding artistic ventures in Norway and the Nordic context. The Biennial has since become established as one of the most exciting platforms for contemporary art in the Nordic region.

The ninth edition of the Momentum Biennial (M9) takes the notion of alienation as its starting point. In the term alienation the curators refer to a contemporary world where alien processes and entities are becoming an integrated part of our lives through technological, ecological and social transformations.

MIKA TAANILA: group exhibition ‘Mirrored’ – 57. Biennale di Venezia and ‘The Earth Who Fell To Men’ – Salon Dahlmann

13.05.2017 - 26.11.2017

Venedig Biennale | Nordischer Pavillon
Salon Dahlmann | Concierge Room | Marburger Straße 3 | 10789 Berlin
Balzer Projects | Wallstraße 10 | 4051 Basel

Helsinki-based Mika Taanila is one of six artists represented in the Nordic Pavilion at the 57th Biennale di Venezia. Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, together with Balzer Projects, Basel, is pleased to present a small solo show of Taanila’s most recent projects, centered around a video installation entitled The Earth Who Fell to Man.

Furthermore, Balzer Projects is pleased to announce the premiere of Taanila’s most recent projects, a video installation and book project, both entitled The Earth Who Fell To Man. The exhibition is also on view parallel to Art Basel. The video installation The Earth Who Fell to Man is a sequel to Taanila’s reductionist film and
sound pieces, such as My Silence from 2013.

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