The first big retrospective of Ai Weiwei opened last month in Florence, Italy. This event not only brought to Italy for the first time works that left a sign in the recent history of contemporary art, but it also marks the reactivation of the contemporary art network that connects Palazzo Strozzi to other centers in Tuscany
At Palazzo Strozzi is presented the first major retrospective dedicated to Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists. The exhibition, curated by Arturo Galansino, hosts past and present works by this artist known worldwide for his provocative practice, for his political activism and its mixture of genres.
At the Magasin III was inaugurated an extensive exhibition with Tony Oursler, artist who experiments and plays with the moving image of television and with the surveillance and monitoring systems. Recently through a facial recognition software, he has created digital portraits in which the observer can see himself reflected.
Is it possible an alternative school of art? A school that allows greater freedom of expression and able to evolve with the times? These will be some of the topics discussed at the "Alternative Art School" fair organized by Pioneer Works (New York), where the alternative schools will open to the public and will examine their role.
The exhibition Bodies and Stages, at the Kunstverein Hannover, investigates the questions concerning the physical, the pose, and self-display, wondering if the performative and the exhibition context can change the physical identity. On show the installative and live works by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Vaginal Davis, Adam Linder and Shahryar Nashat.
The winner of the 14th edition of the Taishin Arts Award is Hsu Che-Yu for Microphone Test. Artwork that indicates a new trend of inter-textural reference between visual art and creative writing in contemporary art scene, intersecting private stories with social stories through a multilevel narration.
Between June and December 2016 at the TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, will present a series of installations developed around the theme of sound. The event will be inaugurated with the work The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff and will continue with Sound Systems, a set of site-specific sound works chosen by Marie-Eve Lafontaine.
Brian Eno celebrated musician, composer and producer, is also a famous visual artist whose works are recognized in almost all over the world. After 1992, he returns to Denmark to present his latest installation: The Ship. A multidimensional sound artwork specially designed for the exhibition room at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Joan Jonas a pioneer of video and performance art, and an acclaimed multimedia artist whose work typically encompasses video, installation, sound, text, and drawing is on show at the Fundación Botín with her new multimedia installation that will be produced on site, in collaboration with a roster of fifteen international young artists.
Collide International Award 2016 was awarded to the South Korean artist Yunchul Kim. Collide is a new collaboration between CERN and FACT, offering to artists and scientists the opportunity to experience the interconnections between science and art, encouraging them to move in new, unexplored and especially interdisciplinary way.
Aksioma is proud to present Survival Kit for the Anthropocene by Maja Smrekar. A reflection in form of art on the theme of the extinction and the biological supremacy of some species in connection with a strong criticism on neoliberal economic systems, all created with folkloric, ludic and contemporary art elements.
The Kunsthalle presents Beggars and iPhones, the first solo exhibition in Austria by Andrea Büttner. The work explores the concepts of public-private and visible-invisible, in a parallel perspective that involves the current digitization and the most ancient forms of art. By introducing philosophical, social and cultural reflections.
A journey into the past, present and future of photography. This is the theme of the new exhibition at the Elysée Museum, where visitors are about to see a dialogue between artworks from different times and where digital manipulation becomes the protagonist to edit and interact with remote and forgotten photo
From June 9 to August 7, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents John Gerrard: Power.Play. The artist that during his career has explored the use of post-cinematic and the surveillance phenomenon, inventing virtual worlds infected with the real, by operating with the new tech systems in isolated locations.
In June returns BIAN, the digital art biennial based in Montreal. AUTOMATA is the theme of this year and thanks to the presence of international artists, they will discuss about: what are the limits of the machines, how far the inhumane can replace the human and if it's possible create an art made by machines for machines?
The new project by U.S. artist Evan Roth, Internet Landscapes (2016), a series of videos which can be watched only online. Focused on the experiences he had when travelled around Sweden searching for the physicality of internet, the project is part of the Masters&Servers open call programme
Pipilotti Rist, the pioneer of video art, is on show until August at the Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. Thanks to its irreverent, ironic and sensual art, the Swiss artist collects success and recognition since the early eighties. Her videos act as a perceptual and sensorial dip, where vision is overturned and all certainty is canceled.
At DHC / ART in Montreal is present until September the first retrospective of the multimedia artist Jonas Jonas. The exhibition follows step by step the American artist's career, that mixes languages, signs and cultures where the geographical and ideological borders are canceled, crossing aesthetic visions from past to present.