East Contemporary

Art Museum in Olomouc “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…

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…

Mill6 Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile: (In)Tangible Reminiscence (Iwasaki Takahiro, Jung Yeondoo, Sarah Lai)

Hong Kong, 24 March – 22 April 2018, http://www.mill6chat.org/ Since my last visit two years ago Mill6 added the “Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile” subtitle to its official name, and also the works on show seemed to be more heavily pushed in this direction. The institution invited three artists, one from Japan (Iwasaki Takahiro),…

Osage Gallery “The Sun Teaches Us That History In Not Everything”

Hong Kong, 25 March – 6 May 2018, http://osagegallery.com/ A rather large exhibition, taking on an even larger task of mapping the dialogue between “Southeast Asia, South America, Central America and Mexico”, curated by Raphael Fonseca and featuring the works of 26 artists. The exhibition was a little bit in the style of Para Site’s…

Hanart TZ: Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan “Quote!Quote!Quote!”

Hong Kong, Pedder Building, 22 March – 3 May 2018, www.hanart.com This was a very refreshing show amongst the poshness of the Pedder Building, where most galleries decided to hang individual large size products in respectable distance from each other on the freshly painted gallery walls. Hanart TZ was also freshly painted, no question about…