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
Next month at the Arebyte Gallery in London, will be presented Virtual Choreography by Rosana Antolí, an interactive online platform working as an open database of movements editable by the public. The idea is to investigate the connections between dance, territory and society, inviting the audience to expand their physical and mental perception.
Choy Ka Fai is a Singapore artist, famous for its performances and installations in which the movements of the dancer are stimulated and recorded using technological means, and exchanged with those of the other performers. Therefore, the body becomes a base on which to experiment and make visible the digital and its most hidden sphere
The multimedia installation Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IX by Jung Hee Choi is on show at the MELA Foundation in New York. The artist famous for its environmental compositions made of drawings, lights and sounds, in this artwork invite the viewers to immerse themselves in an atmosphere that bypasses the reality, almost touching other worlds
At the Eyebeam studio in New York is present the solo exhibition by Nancy Nowacek. Through sculptures, digital and performative artworks the artist addresses the theme of the body, expanding beyond the grammar of functional movement to challenge and reshape the contemporary body schema, thereby returning the body to be an instrument
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.
Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artworks are the result of the research trip to Alberta in 2014, and consider the nature of sound, music and voice as a way to animate the natural forms and the man-made artifacts.
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.
It is in progress at the Museion in Bolzano the first solo show in Italy of Korakrit Arunanondchai. Polyhedric and multi-media artist who moves between imagination and reality territories, introducing the digital component as an element of reflection to investigate the phenomena of globalization and the mass media communications.
From June to July in New York is on show High Line Performances. A series of live events that transform the High Line space in an open-air theater. In this year's edition are present the performers Naama Tsabar, Hassabi Maria and Eduardo Navarro with sound games, bodily illusions and deviations perceptive.
Jan Lauwers, Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2014, is on show at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai. Embodying the concept of Total Art, Lauwers realizes multidisciplinary and melancholic artworks, where it investigated the human-nature relationship in a communicative and accessible way to all audiences.
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.
If the theatre, according to the word's etymology, is the place of the vision, it's all about understanding what we are going to see and what we actually see on stage, from which point of view experts from the theatre world look at the world and at which level of resolution they see things. Shiro Takatani is one of the leading exponent in contemporary theatre
An Age of Our Own Making is an exhibition that takes place in three different Danish cities, with the goal of initiate a reflection on the current human condition. Ecology, liberty and political space are some themes that artists will use in their artworks to track down the human and his status inside of the contemporary society.
Letters to Chantri # 1 the new installation/performance by Korakrit Arunanondchai, visitable until May at the S.M.A.K Ghent, opens a reflection on our lifestyles and the current consumer society present in the East and in the West. Hybrid artwork in which exoticism, religion and futurism are interconnected, creating a new vision.
Bill Vorn is a Canadian artist and academic based in Montréal. He has worked on performance, interactive installations, experimental soundtracks, soundtrack scores, and sound editing, creating components for film, video, and various other artistic projects. His works have been shown at major international media art festivals and events
Jaime del Val is a Spanish interdisciplinary artist and researcher. His art is a open dialogue between interactive dance, electro-acoustics, video, and urban interventions associated with a strong social activism. In 2013 he initiated Metabody, a multi-layered project involving artists and academics from 16 European countries
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is pleased and proud to welcome Ragnar Kjartansson and the unique world he conveys through ironic humour and a philosophical melancholy. This internationally acclaimed Icelandic artist combines music, theatre, performance, visual arts and film in works filled with romantic suffering that unfold over time.