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  • INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL BERNAU
    Bauhaus Denkmal Bundesschule Bernau

    UNESCO World Heritage

    14.08. - 26.08.2017, Bernau near Berlin

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  • WORKING ON HISTORY. Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Cultural Revolution

    Press conference: August 17, 11 am

    Museum für Fotografie | Jebensstr. 2 | Berlin

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  • ART ENCOUNTERS 2017 – LIFE A USER’S MANUAL

    30.09.2017 - 05.11.2017

    Timișoara & Arad

Projects

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL BERNAU Bauhaus Denkmal Bundesschule Bernau
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

14.08.2017 - 26.08.2017

Internationale Sommerschule | c/o Handwerkskammer Berlin | Bildungs- und Innovationszentrum | Wandlitzer Chaussee 40 | 16321 Bernau/Berlin

Following the resounding success of the first edition last year, the International Summer School in Bernau presents the second round from August 14 to 26, 2017.

Located just outside Berlin, the building complex is an outstanding example of Bauhaus architecture – since July 10, 2017 part of the UNESCO World Heritage – and serves both as the setting for the course program as well as the subject of its investigations. The Bauhaus’s approach to transcending boundaries between the crafts, art, and scholarly research serves as the guiding theme. Working together with eleven well-known international artists, designers, architects, and curators, the intersections between creativity, craftsmanship, and artistic freedom are explored in one-week courses.

KATHARINA SIEVERDING – Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2017 of the Akademie der Künste

12.07.2017 - 27.08.2017

Akademie der Künste | Hanseatenweg 10

Katharina Sieverding will receive the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2017. With this award the Akademie der Künste is honouring a German artist, who has been a pioneer in
an age of large-scale photo art since the 1960s.

An underlying theme in her work that has evolved from the period she spent as a student of Joseph Beuys is concerned with “identity as individuality and dividualism as a collective individual”.
Sieverding made film and photography a main focus of her work from the
beginning.

XXIII. ROHKUNSTBAU – The Beauty of Difference

27.06.2017 - 10.09.2017

Schloss Lieberose | Schlosshof 3 | 15868 Lieberose

In this year´s ROHKUNSTBAU, curator Mark Gisbourne sheds light on the beauty of difference. In the castle Lieberose, the exhibition will show art works dedicated to the topic of alterity.

Facing the increase in nationalist positions, the participating artists deal with pivotal questions: What effects does the often described fear of the other have on societies? May artistic perspectives uncover the supposed gap between the other and the self? What is necessary to
overcome the often simplified discussions on otherness and to direct them into more constructive modes?

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

19.05.2017 - 17.09.2017 Altes Gefängnis, Wittenberg

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.

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.

INTERNATIONAL LIGHT ART AWARD

21.04.2017 Award Ceremony

Centre for International Light Art Unna & innogy Foundation for Energy and Society

The finalists for the International Light Art Award (ILAA) have been determined. Some 300 applications from more than 40 countries were filed during the open call for submissions. In 2017 the ILAA will be awarded for the second time.

The jury of experts selected Tilman Küntzel (Germany), Satoru Tamura
(Japan) as well as the duo Vroegop/Schoonveld (The Netherlands) to implement the concepts they submitted. Upon completion of the large-scale site-specific works the jury will reconvene in April in order to pick the winner of the ILAA.

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.

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.

PHOTO-EYE FRITZ BLOCK. New Photography – Modern Color Slides

24.06.2017 - 10.09.2017 Opening: June 24, 2017

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Auguststr. 75 | 10117 Berlin

The exhibition “PHOTO-EYE FRITZ BLOCK. New Photography – Modern Color Slides” at the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung presents the first exhaustive retrospective of the German-Jewish phtographer.

Fritz Block (1889–1955) was a highly versatile figure in modern photography. His work spans the period from the so-called “Neue Fotografie” (New Photography) of the late 1920s in Germany to the color photography of the 1940s in the US. Having fallen into a long period of oblivion due to his biography of exile, he is currently being rediscovered.

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.

SOCLE DU MONDE BIENNALE 2017 – TO CHALLENGE THE EARTH, THE MOON, THE SUN & THE STARS

22.04.2017 - 27.08.2017 HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art

Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum | Herning Højskole | The parks around HEART

THE 7TH EDITION OF DENMARKS OLDEST BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART CHALLENGES THE PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.

The 2017 version of Socle du Monde Biennale is subtitled: To challenge the Earth, the Moon, the Sun & the Stars. Not only a tribute to Manzoni, it pays homage to all great artists, before and after, who accepted the challenge of turning our world upside down. Consequently, Socle du Monde 2017 is a new exhibition platform, challenging the artists and coaxing them into experimenting with the past, the present, and the future.

Perspektive 2017
German-French Fund for Contemporary Art and Architecture

01.01.2017

Initiated by the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français Deutschland, Perspektive is a
cultural funding program directed at public and private institutions such as museums, centres for art and
architecture, art associations, galleries, architectural offices and independent exhibition spaces from the
fields of contemporary art and architecture in Germany and France.

Perspektive supports the engagements and initiatives of German and French partnerships promoting
the exchange and dissemination of ideas and expertise in the form of workshops, discussion rounds,
conferences, seminars, think tanks, research labs, performances and exhibitions.

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.

KERSTIN HONEIT – my castle your castle, Talking business, pigs in progress

28.06.2017

Berlinische Galerie | Alte Jakobstraße 124-128 | 10969 Berlin

Over the course of one year, the IBB video space will present 12 artists who have recently drawn attention to themselves with innovative use of the media film and video.

Kerstin Honeit’s work explores social norms, stereotypes and
power structures. She uses various media, including
installation, photography and performance. She frequently
draws on lip synchronisation, and often performs in her own
works.

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.

SLATER B. BRADLEY: SUNDOOR AT WORLD’S END

11.05.2017 - 26.11.2017

La Maddalena (Kirche der Maria Magdalena) | Campiello Maddalena, 30121 Venice

In occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Zuecca Projects is proud to present “Sundoor at World’s End”, an exhibition by the American artist Slater B. Bradley

The exhibition will be hosted at La Maddalena (Church of Mary Magdalene) in Venice, from May 11th to November 26th 2017, and is curated by Alessandro Possati and Don Gianmatteo Caputo. Since 2015, Bradley has created a body of framed abstract paintings he calls “Solar
Shields”. Using a gold marker, the artist covers each Shield with tens of thousands of marks, line by line, thereby imbuing his energy into the Shield.

JONAS BURGERTZEITLAICH

29.04.2017 - 29.07.2017

BlainISouthern I Postdamer Str. 77 – 87 I 10785 Berlin

For Gallery Weekend Berlin 2017, painter Jonas Burgert
returns to exhibit in his hometown, presenting his largest work to date: a 22m landscape painting that spans almost the entire length of the gallery.

This vast psychological drama is faced by full-length portraits of fiures on the opposing wall, who stare into the scene, posing the question whether they are passive observers or instigators of the chaos. Jonas Burgert aims to personify human psychology through fiurative painting. Astutely observing the minutiae of daily life, he bears witness to the entire range of human emotion.

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