On the occasion of Various Others we are glad to announce that Transmission Gallery Glasgow will do the next issue of Ruine München. Transmission Gallery has existed since 1983 and it is managed and programmed by a voluntary committee of six people, each of whom joins successively and may serve for a maximum of two years. For Ruine München the current commitee (Thulani Rachia, Adam Benmakhlouf, Myriam Mouflih, Alberta Whittle, Alaya Ang and Katherine Ka Yi Liu) developed a mapping of their space trying to include all their current changes, reflections and workflows using the principles of painterly abstraction as a means of institutional reflection and critique.
A Space Philosophy: Plozloz and Beyond
Curated by Dr. Eva Karcher
Artists: Elia Alba, El Anatsui, Nu Barreto, Ernest Dükü, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Ibrahim Mahama, Alison Saar, Mickalene Thomas, Ouattara Watts, u.a.
Opening Party of Various Others at Bar Komitee
On the occasion of Various Others – a new cooperative project pairing institutions, off-spaces, galleries, and museums in Munich with others from abroad – Kunstverein München invites Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Director Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam) for a talk in the Kino about the institution's new programmatic direction, as well as the current debates about whether or not the institution's name should be changed, due to its controversial implications.
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy started her tenure as Director at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in January 2018, after being the curator of contemporary art at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in Caracas and New York from 2011 to 2017. In 2016-2017, she was also guest curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. In 2013, she was artistic director and chief curator of the 9a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre in Brazil. Prior, she was an agent of dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, director of Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, and held curatorial positions in New York at Art in General and Americas Society. She is also a counselor for Instituto Alumnos in Mexico City, and is a board member of Creative Time in New York.
In the exhibition „Sophie Calle. L’Hotel / Voir la Mer. Works from the Collection”, the Espace Louis Vuitton München presents two seminal works from French conceptual artist Sophie Calle (born 1953 in Paris, where she lives and works), one of today’s leading female artists. The exhibition bares witness to Calle’s spectacular career, ranging from self-investigative encounters to altruistic investigations.
Lines of Descent
History, Memory, Archive: the three keywords that Vivan Sundaram has defined as the overarching concerns of his multi-disciplinary practice constitute the parameters of a shifting force field in which his work has come to be articulated over the last fifty years. Its continual dialogue with the history of art, notably, the diverse ways in which Sundaram critically revisits the forms and styles of certain art historical paradigms of twentieth-century art (associated with Dada, Pop art, Abstraction, Minimalism) is one of the topics explored by this talk. The other topic has a more biographical complexion. It focusses on the achievements of Amrita Sher-Gil, the pioneer modern Indian painter, who was Sundaram’s aunt, and of Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, Sundaram’s grandfather, an amateur photographer of some genius. Their respective bodies of work constitute a major contribution towards an understanding of the idea of 'the modern' in India during the crucial moment of the country’s passage towards independence from colonial rule, an idea which is also at the heart of Sundaram’s own endeavors as an artist.
Deepak Ananth is an art historian based in Paris. He teaches at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Médias in Caen, Normandy. He has written on a range of modern and contemporary European and Indian artists, mostly for museum publications. His curatorial projects include exhibitions of contemporary French art, nineteenth-century French painting, surrealist photography, the drawings of Roland Barthes, the place of India in the Western imagination (Indomania, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 2013) and numerous exhibitions of contemporary Indian art following Indian Summer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2005.
Accompanying the exhibition “Generations Part 2. Female Artists in Dialogue” at Haus der Kunst, Sammlung Goetz presents a selection of films by Pipilotti Rist. With her videos and experimental films the Swiss artist leads the visitors into a colorful and sensuous world.
Daring to Look at Fruhtrunk
What is it that makes a work by Günter Fruhtrunk so challenging to look at? And how does such a forbidding sight come to reveal a beauty all its own?
Florian Illies looks for answers.
VERTICAL HORIZON is situated “after the future,” as Franco Berardi puts it, when utopian visions have come to an end. Fran Athens, a character shifting between masquerade and sci-fi personage, tries to resist this proclamation of finitude, creating the illusion of embodying a character within a “real” science fiction narrative. Despite his efforts, the fiction repeatedly collapses and Fran finds himself trapped in a present journey, which is marked by untoward social encounters and relished by moments of estrangement, melancholia and alienation.
“Art always lies in the bed of the victor” (Beat Wyss) – structural change in the art market
The art market is undergoing a rapid transformation, almost incomparable to that of any other sector: classic gallery concepts appear out-dated, “corporate galleries” dominate the market and artists are increasingly marketing themselves. Are completely new gallery models required in our present moment, and what would new marketing strategies look like?
The balance of power within the art market is increasingly shifting: the linear style of marketing - artist/gallery/museum/auction house - is now circular. Art as lifestyle, as luxury product, as political medium – in many ways, fine art receives more attention now than in the past. The global activity of the art trade offers new opportunities, but also new challenges for artists, gallerists, collectors and museums.
Johanna Neuschäffer and Anne Schwanz are breaking new ground in Berlin with OFFICE IMPART under the slogan “rethinking structures – a post gallery”.
Yves Michele Saß and Stefan Fuchs opened Loggia in 2017, a new experimental art space in Munich.
Tim Geissler has been a partner at Galerie Jahn und Jahn, Munich, since 2016.
Barbara Gross has been doing classic gallery work at the highest level in Munich for more than 30 years.
Tobias Haberl, Editor SZ Magazine
On the occasion of the acquisition of the "Laden 1975-2015" for the collection of the Lenbachhaus with the support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder Hans-Peter Feldmann will tell of its 40-year history and take up the list of anecdotes with individual objects. The audience is invited to enter into a dialogue about the "Laden" as well as topics like art and kitsch.