Open Letter on the Future of Documenta

Statement on documenta gGmbH’s separation from Annette Kulenkampff To the members of the board of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH: Oberbürgermeister Christian Geselle (Vorsitzender) Staatsminister Boris Rhein (stellv. Vorsitzender) Staatsministerin Eva Kühne-Hörmann Stadtverordneter Dr.Rabani Alekuzei Stadtverordneter Marcus Leitschuh MdL Karin Müller Stadtverordneter Axel Selbert Stadtverordneter Gernot Rönz Hortensia Völckers, Vorstand der Kulturstiftung des Bundes Alexander […]

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Exhibition: Dorothée Elisa Baumann / Adrian Sauer

Pasquart Photoforum, 28. 1. – 15. 4. 2018 In her artistic practice, Dorothée Elisa Baumann (*1972, lives and works in Biel and Geneva) provokes shifts and transfers, and thus creates visual obstacles for the spectator. These “collisions” or riddles invite us to consider and question the represented objects in a renewed social, political and cultural […]

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Exhibition: Shirin Neshat. Women in Society

Neue Galerie – Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 18. 1. – 22. 4. 2018 Shirin Neshat (born 1957) occupies a central role in the discourse on relations between the East and the West: her photographs and videos revolve around the situation of women in societies shaped by Islam, and the contradictions arising between western and oriental cultural […]

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Exhibition: Marianne Wex. Let’s Take Back Our Space

Tanya Leighton, Berlin, 11. 1. – 17. 2. 2018 Tanya Leighton is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Berlin of Marianne Wex’s pioneering project about male and female body language, “Let’s Take Back Our Space: ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures” (1977). The encyclopedic, multi-panel installation was first shown […]

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Presentation: EIKON #100 at Vienna Art Week 2017

The 100th issue of EIKON was conceived as a comprehensive special issue covering the Europe-wide EIKON Award (45+). Placed under the patronage of VALIE EXPORT, it addresses photography and media artists aged 45 or older. Women have frequently been pioneers of photography and media art, exploring the innovative potential of new media and technologies with […]

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Exhibition: Eva Kot’átková. Stomach of the World

21er Haus, Vienna, 15. 11. 2017 – 11. 02. 2018 Eva Koťátková (born 1982 in Prague), the evolution of the self is a tightrope walk between internal and external pressures. Featuring a multitude of objects generating an expansive installation, her exhibition on the lower level of the 21er Haus revolves around the film “Stomach of the […]

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Exhibition: Shirana Shahbazi. Group Show for Oslo

Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 03. 11. – 17. 12. 2017 Fotogalleriet is pleased to announce its forthcoming solo exhibition with Zurich-based artist Shirana Shahbazi. Shahbazi’s exhibition is the last main exhibition of Fotogalleriet’s anniversary year programme, which aims to reflect on its own existence by mapping a constellation of photographic usages and presentation formats. With the opening […]

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Exhibition: Cyrill Lachauer. What Do You Want Here

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 03. 11. 2017 – 30. 04. 2018 Cyrill Lachauer (born 1979 in Rosenheim) is a reader of tracks. His works derive from lengthy journeys around United States backcountry, so much in the public eye of late, and back to his own roots in Upper Bavaria and Berlin. The gaps, quotations and seemingly incidental […]

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Reopening: Photography and New Media Department at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Department Storage/Study Room/Exhibition Gallery and exhibition “Jochen Lempert / Peter Piller Reconsidering Photography: Birds” 26 October 2017 exhibition runtime: 27 October 2017 to 4 February 2018 On 26 October 2017, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) will reopen its Photography and New Media Department. This marks the conclusion of the first phase of […]

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Exhibition: Araki. Tokyo

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 26. 10. 2017 ‐ 04. 03. 2018 Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940) is one of the most prolific and provocative photographers of our time. His work spans a wide range of topics, from highly erotic representations of women to artificial still lifes, botanical portraits, photo-journalistic depictions of everyday life, and architectural photography – […]

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Diana Baldon appointed Director of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive

The Italian Copenhagen-based art historian, curator and critic Diana Baldon has been named Director of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, one of Italy’s newest visual arts institutions based in Modena. The new foundation brings together three of the city’s key cultural institutions: the Galleria Civica di Modena—one of Italy’s oldest and most respected Italian contemporary art centres—together with the more […]

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Exhibition: Robert Frank

Albertina, Vienna, 25. 10. 2017 – 21. 01. 2018 “The Americans”, a group of photos shot by Robert Frank between 1955 and 1957, made photographic history: these works, which Frank took on a series of road trips through the United States, illuminate the post-war “American way of life” in grim black and white, revealing a reality […]

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Trevor Paglen is MacArthur Fellow 2017

Photographer Trevor Paglen has been announced as one of twenty-four recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship 2017. The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, […]

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Duane Michaels receives the DGPh Culture Award

New York-based Duane Michals is honoured with the 2017 Culture Award by the German Photographic Association (DGPh), a distinction that marks the association’s recognition of one of America’s most significant contemporary artists. The award ceremony will take place on 21 October 2017 at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne. The laudatory speech will be made by Dr. Söke Dinkla, director of Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg. The […]

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