MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival 2019 is taking place May 3 – 5, 2019 and will bring together 304 exhibitors. Jonathan Monk will be participating in lectures, and panel discussions that will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2019.
On May 5 and until November 3, 2019, the sculpture park Wanås Konst will open Not a Single Story IIcurated by Elisabeth Millqvist & Mattias Givell. The “story” as a concept, the participating artists, their practices, and how they relate to the site comprise the central elements of this exhibition. The starting point, and inspiration for the title, comes from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s well-known Ted Talk that she begins, “I am a storyteller. And I would like to tell you a few personal stories about what I like to call ‘the Danger of the Single Story’.” Not a Single Story II is a further development of the exhibition with the same title, curated by the leadership duo behind Wanås Konst, for The Nirox Foundation, a sculpture park outside Johannesburg, in 2018.
Mircea Cantor is being part of the exhibition Persona. Works by Romanian artists / April 5 – June 23, 2019 / The exhibition questions notions of identity and identification through different motifs, such as the mask. Traditional or contemporary, it can be brought into play within the process of the construction or deconstruction of an identity. In Romania, practices around masks form part of an ancient tradition, dating back to pagan rites that celebrated the cycles of life and the seasons and appealed to gods and demons. Devised by curator Diana Marincu, the exhibition suggests a new approach to the question of multiple identities. Mixing contemporary art, folklore and popular arts, it confronts traditional Romanian objects from the collections of the Mucem with the works of eight Romanian artists of different generations.