East Contemporary

Category: Europe

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…

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…

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…

Arko Art Center: Cody Choi & Lee Wan “Counterbalance: The Stone and the Mountain” (Korean Pavilion Biennale Arte Venice 2017)

Seoul, March 20 – May 20, 2018, http://www.arko.or.kr Last year’s Venice Biennale Korea pavilion came back “home” and is on display at Arko. The package on show is a well-balanced combination of old and new, Korean and international, conceptual and pop, etc. There is almost everything, and the variety that the two artists managed to…

transmediale: Stefan Heidenreich & Rachel O’Dwyer “Stop Making Money: Valuation and Non-Monetary Utopias”

Berlin, 12:30, Feb 04, 2018, https://transmediale.de A freeform conversation between Heidenreich (art theory lecturer) and O’Dwyer (digital/blockchain researcher). Heidenreich’s main thesis was to abolish money and think about other forms of “matching” supply and demand. Nevertheless in his examples he kept falling back on some systems of ranking and recording that again used numeric form,…

transmediale: Ruth Catlow, Zachary Formwalt, Demystification Committee “Capturing the Face of Finance”

Berlin, 19:30, Feb 2, 2018, https://transmediale.de Ruth Catlow: Finance is the coordination of large amounts of money and capital. Destruction of indigenous lifestyles, replaced by capitalism. We are all indigenous. Brett Scott (Book: Heretics guide to Finance) worked in finance as an “undercover anthropologist”. Zachary Formwalt: Representation of stock exchange building architecture. Existing stock exchanges,…