East Contemporary

Olomouc Museum of Art “Avant-garde photographer Jaromír Funke”

Olomouc, Nov 15, 2018 – Jan 10, 2019, Olomouc Museum of Art, http://www.muo.cz/en/ The Art Museum in Olomouc presents an exhibition focused on the photographic oeuvre of avant-garde photographer Jaromír Funke. Funke was son of a lawyer in Kolín. He started to study medicine in Prague, but due to the wish of his father, he…

Chronus Art Center “Machines Are Not Alone: A Machinic Trilogy”

Shanghai, July 21 – October 21, 2018, 新时线媒体(CAC)艺术中心, http://www.chronusartcenter.org/ Chronus Art Center (CAC) specializes in New Media Art. The exhibition was well designed and prepared. The artworks consisted of a mix of new media artworks, also with a mix of the typical issues that new media artworks have. Some were accessible and poetic, other were…

Olomouc Museum of Art “Years of Disarray, Avant-gardes in Central Europe”

Olomouc, September 21, 2018 – January 27, 2019, Museum Umeni Olomouc, http://www.muo.cz/en/ The art museum in Olomouc (Czech Republic) prepared an international exhibition, which unifies avant-garde artists from Central and Eastern Europe. Let´s commemorate on this occasion the Polish art historian Piotr Piotrowski and his concept of horizontal art history, in which the local roots…

National Gallery in Prague “František Kupka 1871 – 1957”

Prague, Wallenstein Riding Hall, Sep 9, 2018 – Jan 20, 2019, https://www.ngprague.cz/ The National Gallery in Prague prepared a retrospective exhibition of the Czech artist František Kupka. It is the second stop of the exhibition, which was already presented in the summer in the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition in the Wallenstein Riding hall…

Rockbund Art Museum: Lin Tianmiao林天苗 “Systems“

Shanghai, June 26 – August 26, 2018, 上海外滩美术馆, http://www.rockbundartmuseum.org/en/ After some years, I visited the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) again. The atmosphere was still very pleasant, as I remembered from my prior visits. The visitor experience, as well as the artworks, are shaped by the unique multi floor space where visitors ascend and see the…

Long Museum: “Ruyi To Be Found Everywhere In Life” + “L’étranger mélancolie” + more

Shanghai, Pudong, 2018, http://thelongmuseum.org/en/ My first visit to the Long Museum (龙美术馆) Pudong branch, about 5 years after it opened. The architecture is minimalist, and it stood still and calm. It was quite empty during my weekend visit. Shows ranged from ancient to modernist to communist. No contemporary.

Porticus: Arin Rungjang „Bengawan Solo“

Frankfurt am Main, June 30 – September 2, 2018, http://www.portikus.de/ The installation of Arim Rungjang, a Thai artist who made his first biennale appearances in the last few years, consisted of one large dark room with video projections on all walls except the entrance. The room was very dark, especially as one was entering straight…

„The End of Golden Times“ – Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Viennese modernism from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague

Prague, April 24 – July 15, 2018, National Gallery, Trade Fair Palace Dukelských hrdinů 47 Prague 7, http://www.ngprague.cz The National Gallery in Prague prepared The End of Golden Times exhibition, presenting less known art works from its depository connected to the epoch and thematic circuit of the Viennese Secession. The exhibition starts with prints of…