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The 60th Biennale di Venezia: Foreigners Everywhere in the Giardini

La Biennale di Venezia – 60th International Art Exhibition 20 April – 24 November 2024 The 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition was officially opened to the public on Saturday the 20th of April 2024. Until November 24, it is possible to visit the main exhibition “Foreigners Everywhere – Stranieri Ovunque” curated by… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / November 2022

Listening to the Moon Glenda León Installation view at the Aichi Triennale 2022 ©︎ Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee, Photo: ToLoLo studio Courtesy of Estudio Glenda León 2020 Drums: leather, wood 31 x 15,5 x 9 cm; 31 x 15,5 x 9 cm; 31 x 19 x 9 cm; 31 x 23 x 9 cm; 31… (read more)

Artwork of the month / June 2019

Inversion II Glenda León 2011 Video (Single channel, Sound, Colour) 3’00 Courtesy of the artist   Glenda León’s video “Inversion II” illustrates the abrasion of the colour of a banknote and the sniffing of the resulting powder. The first images are introducing to the used objects, lying on a white plane: in the left lower… (read more)

Biennale di Venezia: Concealed, vanished and reappeared

To start the 58th Venice Biennale, the curator Ralph Rugoff, conceals the entrance of the Central Pavilion with clouds of fog by Lara Favaretto (Thinking Head). The vapour makes not only disappear the building, but is also the expression for smoking brains of thinkers in an undisclosed location. Veiling, disappearance as well as making things… (read more)

Artwork of the month / February 2018

Untitled (Series Urban Landscape – The Habitat Project) Lissette Solórzano 2007-2009, photography The photo from the series “Urban Landscape – The Habitat Project” by Lissette Solórzano is showing a sewing machine, placed on a wall, with the outlook to the sky and roofs. It is an unusual spot, since one would expect an apparatus like… (read more)

Exhibition: Art x Cuba. Contemporary Perspectives since 1989

(Kunst x Kuba. Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989) 8 September 2017 – 18 February 2018 Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Jülicher Str. 97-109, Aachen, Germany   From Cuba to Germany In 1984, the first “Havana Biennale” took place and attracted the attention of the western art world to Caribbean and Latin American art. Six years… (read more)

Artwork of the month / October 2016

Heavenly Gossips Martha Jiménez Serigraphy in 62 colours 40 cm x 30 cm Ed. 3 “Heavenly Gossips” by Martha Jiménez is a coloured serigraphy. Three voluptuous women with waving hair are standing close together and take up the most of the pictorial space. They are wearing nice dresses. All three have a small ellipse floating above… (read more)

Alejandro González: “Re-constructing history”

  The artist Alejandro González shows in his photos his view at the Cuban society. Besides the contemporary look on people, he questions the past and glances as well into a possible future. In July 2016, we met him in his studio in Havana and talked about the first chapter of his series “Re-construction” (2012/13),… (read more)