Georgia O ‘Keefe Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza – April 20 to August 8, 2021 Madrid (Spain)
The museum presents the first retrospective in Spain on Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). Through a selection of around 90 works. The visitor enters the pictorial world of a creative figure. Considered one of the main representatives of American art of the twentieth century.
The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of O’Keeffe’s career. Ranging from works produced between 1910 and 1920. Works that made her a pioneer of abstraction to her famous floral paintings and views of New York. Which have earned him recognition as one of the key figures. in modern American art. And culminating in his paintings of New Mexico which stem from his fascination with the landscape. The cultural mix characteristic of this remote region.
Georgia O’Keeffe is organized by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. The Centre Pompidou. The Beyeler Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. After being seen in Madrid, the exhibition travels to Paris and Basel.
Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging. 16 Women Artists from around the World Mori Art Museum – April 22 to September 26, 2021 Tokyo (Japan)
The last few years have seen growing movements around the world to correct inequalities around aspects of identity such as gender. The race. Ethnicity and beliefs, and attach greater value to diversity. Always in contemporary art for ten years. Attention has increasingly turned to women artists. Who began their careers in contemporary art between the 1950s and 1970s. They continue to remain active as artists today.
Another Energy focuses on 16 of these female artists aged 70 or older. Coming from all over the world, who continue to take on new challenges. Aged 71 to 105 with a career spanning over 50 years. Hailing from 14 different countries and equally diverse in their current situation. Nonetheless, what these women share. Regardless of recognition or evaluation by art museums and the art market. It is a determination to pursue their own path of creation. Distinctive with an unwavering conviction in different environments. And this at changing times.
Showcasing their wide array of powerful works ranging from paintings. Videos. Sculptures, to large-scale installations and performances. This exhibit contemplates the nature of particular force. “Another Energy” – from those women who have all continued to challenge throughout their long careers. As we try to recover from an unprecedented situation. Perhaps the sight of those women who have spent their lives walking their own path with such unwavering conviction will give us new energy to meet the challenges of today.
Etel Adnan. Phyllida Barlow. Anna Bogigian. Miriam Cahn. Lili du Julie. Anna Bella Geiger . Beatriz Gonzalez. Carmen Herrera. Kim Seung-gi. Suzanne Lacy. Kimiyo Mishima. Kazuko Miyamoto. Sengah Nengdi. Nunun WS. Alpita Singh. Robin White.
Traversing Borders – The non-monetary art auction Online event – April 22, 2021 to May 2021 (UK)
The experimental art collectives Exotero and YAMI-ICHI launch Traversing Borders. A digital program of free and participatory events to help emerging artists find their place in the art industry.
At the heart of this project is a one-of-a-kind art auction. An auction that replaces cash payment with non-cash exchanges. Here, money is powerless. Instead, buyers are trading their skills. Their objects and their offers in exchange for works of art.
Four contemporary multidisciplinary artists based across the UK have been selected to co-produce events and sell their work. From April 22 to May 8, Traversing Borders will organize a series of panel discussions. Workshops and creative activities, showcasing the four emerging talents. The non-monetary art auction will take place on May 8.
FULL PROGRAM: Please visit Exotero or YAMI-ICHI.
April 22, 6 p.m. (UK) – BEYOND THE PRICE TAG: Panel Discussion on Alternative Methods of Valuing Art.
April 24, 1 p.m. (UK) – Studio Tour with Shani Haquin.
April 24, 5:30 p.m. (UK) – Work Mud, Play Bingo with Rebecca Tucker. (Artist Demo)
April 24, 7 p.m. UK – What We Do at the Parties with Henry Blackwell. (collaborative performance)
Since its inception in 2017, this will be the fifth time by YAMI-ICHI to hold a non-monetary art auction. Previous events took place in 3 different countries around the world and were widely attended by people from all walks of life. The Tokyo event alone attracted 700 visitors. The auction brings an experimental advantage to the art market and challenges the current perception of art as a commodity.
“When bidders are asked to offer something other than money, they realize they have to listen carefully to what the artist has to say and think creatively about what they can offer. Unlike the traditional art auction, bidders and artists can make personal connections. That’s the beautiful thing about this event. »- Sachiko Osawa, Founder of YAMI-ICHI
For emerging artists, this is an invaluable opportunity to meet potential collaborators and clients. To learn to value their work and to put into practice the skills necessary to establish an artistic career. Traversing Borders offers a new iteration of the non-monetary auction, exploring the vast potential of digital events. “The collaboration with YAMI-ICHI and our four artists has been incredible. Together we have found some really creative and alternative ways to support artists through a time of isolation and difficulty. Sabrina, co-founder of Exotero.
YAMI-ICHI (“black market” in Japanese) is an international art project that replicates a traditional art auction, but replaces cash payments with non-monetary trade-offs and exchanges. The project seeks to answer the question: “Besides the monetary cost, how can art be valued?” YAMI-ICHI challenges the current perception of art as a commodity in a capitalist art market and encourages young emerging artists to re-evaluate how their work can be perceived and connect them with potential clients or future collaborators.
Exotero is a collective of creators, led by Sabrina, Charlotte, Michaela and Isabel. Together, we support and connect artists and the public through visionary and alternative public programs. Each approaching and criticizing the distant and apolitical art world in a different way. We provide an accessible and community space that encourages lasting dialogue and collaboration through meaningful and reciprocal experiences. Our programs are interdisciplinary and include abundant opportunities for people from different backgrounds to come together and meet.
Linde Ivimey “Dearest” Martin Browne Contemporary – Until April 25, 2021 Sydney (Australia)
Martin Browne Contemporary presents Linde Ivimey’s work “Dearest”. Linde Ivimey features newly created figures and animals. Each built from bone and natural fibers. Materials that have been collected and collected over many years. The balance and pathos inherent in Ivimey’s characters come from her unwavering approach to each work as she constructs, creates and decorates it. Each figurine is decorated with a souvenir that tells a story specific to the figure. Sometimes worn as a visible ornament. They also often remain a secret hidden in the sculpture. A bond kept between the artist and his creation.
Olafur Eliasson “Your ocular relief” Tanya Bonakdar Gallery – Until April 24, 2021 New-York (US)
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to announce Your ocular relief. Olafur Eliasson’s eleventh solo show with the gallery, on display until April 24, 2021 in New York City.
Your Eye Relief.
Since the early 1990s, Eliasson’s practice has focused on the investigation of perception. Often using natural phenomena to improve our understanding of each other and our environment. Your Eye Relief continues Eliasson’s long-standing research on cognitive and cultural conditions of perception. Seeking to offer an alternative to the current pressures that shape our existence.
Eliasson’s own collection.
In the dark space of the main gallery. Your Eye Relief, 2021, the eponymous work of the series. It unfolds in front of the viewer in the form of a light show evocative of shapes. Colors and shadows. The ever-changing sequence expands. Disappears on a large curved screen, behind which the viewer can see the devices responsible for it. An orchestra of lentils. Risms. Mirrors and colored filters slowly spinning in the beams of five projectors. The spotlight is broken down. Transformed by reflection and refraction into sequences visible on the screen. As each device spins at a different rate. The relationship between the different sequences is constantly evolving, always new. These lenses are at the same time the material of the exhibition. His conceptual inspiration. Most of the lenses shown here are from Eliasson’s own collection. They are recycled from works of art. From previous experiences that took place in the artist’s Berlin studio.
The absence of Mark Manders Museum of Contemporary Art – Until June 20, 2021 Tokyo (Japan)
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in a museum of Japanese art by Mark Manders. A Dutch artist who occupies a unique position on the contemporary art scene.
The history of art.
For this solo exhibition, Manders designed the entire exhibition as the installation of a single work. Building. The individual works are assembled from images based on the history of art. Personal memories. of statues and words. Also, various furniture and other objects. For the viewer, they invoke complex emotions. Distort the sense of time and encourage reflection and introspection. Each independent work is fascinating in isolation. However, being part of a larger picture reveals even more captivating new aspects. Each work manifests itself as a part of this imaginary building. The real Manders who produce the works and the self-portrait of the imaginary Manders mingle. Disappear and reappear as they draw the viewer into a fictional space. At the same time, the individual works are interchangeable. Like the words in a sentence, they can be interchanged depending on the room and the setting.
For this reason, the imaginary building as a whole looks like an automatic mechanism in constant modification and updating. Absence in the title is one of the keywords behind all of Manders’s work. It has multiple meanings, including the reference to stillness. To the feeling that what can be seen in an installation is a moment frozen in time. Traces of missing occupants. The way the agency oscillates between the real artist and the imaginary artist.
It can also be taken to mean that the work is autonomous. Able to maintain an independent existence even if the artist is absent. The world of Manders continues to captivate those who enter it. It encourages them to reconsider their thoughts about the meaning of art. Their thoughts about time and experiences of human life and the imagination. This solo exhibition is a very valuable opportunity to appreciate in depth the work of Manders. To observe its unique structure. Viewers are recommended to sharpen their senses and take their time to fully experience this world.
KATSU – BITS Ever Gold Gallery – Until May 1, 2021 San Francisco (US)
Ever Gold [Projects] is pleased to present BITS. An exhibition of four NFTs installed IRL from the DARK TECH 1 series by contemporary artist KATSU. As shown in our physical gallery in San Francisco. Four works take a material form. Through the use of custom sculptural spotlights. With internal digital media. Who continue KATSU’s legacy as a critic of the tech industry and its titans. The installation based on several projections presents four versions of an Elon Musk conjoined with a demonic second self. Composed of four different rare earth elements.
Using NFT typing technology. The works of art will also be revealed simultaneously. They will be and offered exclusively on the SuperRare platform in the form of non-fungible tokens. These NFTs are the same digital media that are projected inside the gallery for installation.
KATSU is a new media artist working in New York City. His works involve technology. Public intervention and include comments on commercialism. Privacy and digital culture. As a result, his practice includes painting by drone. Also, sculpture. Digital media. Conceptual works and now crypto art. This is KATSU’s first exhibition with Ever Gold [Projects].
The National 2021: New Australian Art Art Gallery of New South Wales Until Sep 5, 2021 Carriageworks – Until June 20, 2021 Contemporary Art Museum – Until August 22, 2021
The National 2021: New Australian Art is a celebration of contemporary Australian art. Third in a series of biennial exhibitions, it presents works produced across the country by artists of different generations and cultural backgrounds. Through ambitious projects. New and ordered. The 39 artists, collectives and collaborators present in three places respond to the times in which they live. They present observations that are both provocative. Political and poetic. The National is a partnership between the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). Carriageworks. And also, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). This year it was hosted by Matt Cox and Erin Vink (AGNSW). Abigail Moncrieff (Carriageworks) and Rachel Kent (MCA). Working closely together, they have developed three distinct presentations of New Australian Art. Together they highlight many of the ideas and concerns that motivate artists in Australia today.
Elemental Calder SF Museum of Modern Art – Until June 6, 2021 San Francisco (US)
Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976). Revolutionized sculpture by inviting invisible forces of the natural world to participate in his art. The works in this exhibition show how the elements. Including the movement of the sea and the blowing of the wind. Have provided both a subject. An inspiration for many Calder mobiles. As Jean-Paul Sartre once noted in connection with his works, “One of Calder’s objects is like the sea and just as spellbinding: always to start over. Always new. ”
Richard Jackson “works with books” Hauser & Wirth Gallery – Until 06 June 2021 Los Angeles (United States)
From the early 1970s, the murals. Batteries and installations. On the theme of the room of Californian Richard Jackson gave rise to a series of major innovations in painting. The sculpture. Performance. The installation and the relationships between them.
Jackson’s interest in the wider possibilities of artistic creation. The way in which this can be done also extends to books. Organized by Dagny Corcoran, a longtime friend of Jackson and author of Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ expansive 2020 monograph timeline on the artist. This Book & Printed Matter Lab presentation highlights Jackson’s artist books. As well as, supporting archival documents. This shows the artist’s concern for the ambiguous demands of the codex. The content, format and purpose of a publication.
You will find a playlist created by Chris Kidd, author and dear friend of Jackson, as the audio backdrop for the presentation. An eclectic selection of the dark and the eternal. Interspersed with nods to Richard’s long-standing love of opera. This playlist sums up the life and career of an artist who has never been bound by easy categorization.