Traveling through the World of Art Foundations (5)
30 March 2021
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The exhibitions we like to highlight are related by time: Time of the Seasons at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (BE), Time that goes by in Gl Holtegaard (DK); the Time that changes the meaning in Pera Museum (TK); Past and current Times at the Museum Frieder Burda (DE) or the hard Times of the fights for Civil Rights at the Girls’ Club Warehouse in USA.
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (BE)
The first off-site presentation at Platform 6A in Otegem during MDD’s renovation brings together the work of Jacques Boussard, Jean Brusselmans and Bertrand Fournier. Three painters of different generations portray, each in their own way, the landscape, the environment and the passing of the seasons.
“Seasons: The wander of looking” evolved from a dialogue between Bertrand Fournier and Jan(us) Boudewijns, MDD’s collection manager. By juxtaposing works from MDD’s collection, private collections and contemporary art, the exhibition realises one of the aims of the Stichting Mevrouw Jules Dhondt-Dhaenens, namely to connect historical and contemporary art, as well as public and private collections.
Image: Bertrand Fournier, Autumn tree, 2020. Oil on canvas, 160 x 140 cm © Bertrand Fournier, 2021
Gl Holtegaard (DK)
Just until April 5, Gammel Holtegaard in Holte shows “Nearly Now” a photography exhibition of the acclaimed Danish photographic artist Trine Søndergaard (b. 1972). People, nature and interiors are among Søndergaard’s motifs of choice, subjects the artist uses her lens to explore and unfold in serial works. What all Søndergaard’s works share is an inherent interest in time, or perhaps rather the dissolution of time in works that traverse the past and the present.
Trine Søndergaard’s art enters a fruitful exchange with the Baroque spirit of Gammel Holtegaard in an exhibition of works made specifically for and in dialogue with its historical architecture and garden.
Image: Trine Søndergaard, ‘Borgherre’ (2020)
Pera Museum (TK)
“A Question of Taste
” is a group exhibition in Istanbul at the Pera Museum
that deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the intimate relationship this concept has established with today’s visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste.
Curated by Ulya Soley, the exhibition features the artists Alex Da Corte & Jayson Musson, Bruno Miguel, Cameron Askin, FAILE, Farah Al Qasimi, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hayırlı Evlat, Miao Ying, Nick Cave, Olia Lialina & Mike Tyka, Pierre et Gilles, Slavs and Tatars and Volkan Aslan.
Image: Nick Cave, Drive-by, 2011, Video, 10’05’’ © The artist, Jack Shainman Gallery
Museum Frieder Burda (DE)
installation shot: Matthew Lutz Kinoy; Museum Frieder Burda; Salon Berlin, November 2020
“Window to The Clouds
” at Salon Berlin
of Museum Frieder Burda
is the Paris-based artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s first institutional solo presentation in Germany. Comprised of recent paintings, ceramics and sculptures, the exhibition imagines a series of contemporary landscapes as painterly reflections that look at—and through—various architectures, historical paintings and current events. These environments act as stages for worlds of shared experience, human presence and touch.
Girls’ Club (USA)
Girls’ Club Warehouse
in Fort Lauderdale presents “Necessary Trouble: Civil Rights Era Photography and Contemporary Art from the Collection
“, bringing together documentary photography from the Civil Rights Era with contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture and photography from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.
Works by photographers Bob Adelman, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Leonard Freed, Danny Lyon, Steve Schapiro, Stephen Somerstein, Burk Uzzle and Ernest Withers; and artists Layla Ali, Jackie Nickerson, Onajide Shabaka, Carrie Mae Weems, Shoshanna Weinberger and Paula Wilson.
Book: “Yoko Ono LIBERTÉ CONQUÉRANTE/GROWING FREEDOM The Instructions of Yoko Ono and the Art of John (PHI Foundation)
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