Angelika Platen has been photographing visual artists for more than 50 years. Parallel to her portraits of artists, she began early on to animate the artists into actions and performances. This results in a powerful series in which, for example, Dennis Oppenheim resists the mud on the Rhine with his hands and feet in 1969, or Gerhard Richter allows an unusual portrait of himself to be taken: eyes and ears are captured with the zoom, in and out of focus; the result is an intimate portrait entirely adapted to the artist’s working method.
The group exhibition “Points of Resistance IV: SKILLS FOR PEACE” at Zion Church will also be accompanied by a Ukrainian video programme, as well as a concert by Sven Helbig, on 17 April 2022.
opening thursday, 07. April 2022 18:00 pm 08. april – 01. may 2022 Zionskirche, Zionskirchplatz, 10119 Berlin
His powerful, colour-intensive paintings are regarded as a bridge between art before and after the Second World War, between Expressionism, abstraction and free gestural painting after 1945, between German and international Modernism: Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-1968). As a young artist, Nay had already gained recognition among collectors, art historians and critics around 1930, had been represented in important exhibitions and had received first prizes. With his participation in the “documenta” in Kassel in 1955, 1959 and 1964 as well as the “Biennales” in São Paulo and Venice, he finally established himself as a permanent fixture in modern art.
The exhibition presents a retrospective overview of Max Peiffer Watenphul’s extraordinary oeuvre. It traces the persistence of Bauhaus ideas in his entire oeuvre, but also poses questions about image making, contemplative immersion in individual motifs and experimentation with image detail, light and colour. In addition to his impressive oeuvre, his diverse contacts with artists, literary figures and intellectuals of the time should also be highlighted. Accordingly, the exhibition also tells of the exchange and mutual influence with, for example, Helmut Kolle, Otto Dix or Alexej von Jawlensky.
With MINIMAL ART. KÖRPER IM RAUM, the Bucerius Kunstforum presents seventeen iconic works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Frank Gerritz, among others. In contrast to the reduced formal language, the use of industrially manufactured materials and a high degree of surface aesthetics – which are the hallmarks of Minimal Art – the exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum focuses for the first time on the sensual side of Minimalism.
The exhibition can be visited at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg until April 24th 2022.
With the title The Milk of Dreams, curator Cecilia Alemani will focus on three themes in the international exhibition: The representation of bodies and their metamorphosis; the relationship between individuals and technologies; the connection between bodies and the earth. The 59th Biennale di Venezia will take place as usual in the central pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale from 23 April to 27 November 2022.
The 2021 Hans Theo Richter Prize, which is awarded by the Saxon Academy of Arts for significant achievements in the visual arts, especially drawing and graphic arts, is to be presented to Sandra Vásquez de la Horra. The award ceremony will take place on 10 September 2021 at the Albertinum in Dresden.
The Museum im Kleihues-Bau presents the new exhibition “René Wirths – Time is on my side” starting July 10, 2021. The masterful works of Berlin-based artist René Wirths show realistically painted motifs of everyday life, depicted larger than life against a neutral white background.
His analytically observant gaze is directed at the thing “in itself” and thus fascinating and surprising object portraits are created in the studio.
The Wessel-Verein and many of its members and friends have a long friendship and connection with the artist. Many exhibits are in Iserlohn houses. In the now sixth large solo exhibition, a cross-section of his work will be shown from October 03.
The Kunsthalle Rostock has invited the artist to relate her works to works from the collection of the Kunsthalle Rostock as well as to some loans in order to bring East German and East European art into a dialogue with regard to East Asia.
The exhibition “From East to East” comprises some 44 works by Leiko Ikemura from the last three decades, including paintings, watercolours, sculptures and photographs. The latter, the black-and-white photographs, from the series “Fiori Mori” (2020) will be presented in an exhibition for the first time.
In a major exhibition, the Kunsthalle Bremen is paying tribute to the work of the Bremen painter Norbert Schwontkowski, who died in 2013. The comprehensive exhibition was created in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and brings together around 80 paintings and more than 40 sketchbooks by Schwontkowski from his estate as well as from German and international collections.
The exhibition at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart will show a total of approximately 30 paintings and 30 works on paper by Uwe Lausen as well as more than 40 photographs by Heide Stolz, including works from the gallery’s own collection and loans from German museums and private collections.
Berlin-based artist Leiko Ikemura transforms the light by designing the windows of St. Matthew’s Church as a large-format spatial drawing: Painting of light and colour, whose segments above the altar flow into each other in a light projection.
The Agency of Cultural Affairs Japan (Bunkacho 文化庁) selected Leiko Ikemura for the 70th “Art Encouragement Prize of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan” (芸術選奨文部科学大臣賞) for the year 2019 (Visual Arts Section).
Reason for the prize: The exhibition “Leiko Ikemura. Our Planet – Earth & Stars” at the National Art Center Tokyo.