Dvir Gallery is proud to announce that Latifa Echakhch is representing Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2021!
Living in Fully (Switzerland) with a French-Moroccan background, she has gained considerable international renown over many years in the contemporary art world. For her Biennale project, Echakhch will work with composer Alexandre Babel and curator Francesco Stocchi to create a project involving rhythm and sound. May – November, 2021.
Nedko Solakov takes part in the exhibition ‘Diversity United. Contemporary European Art. Moscow. Berlin. Paris.’ at Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. ‘Diversity United’ showcases the vitality and diversity of the contemporary European art scene since the fall of the Iron Curtain until the present day. The exhibition has brought together works from the genres of painting, sculpture, video and new media, photography, installations, drawing and object art by 80 young and established artists from across the entire continent of Europe. Travelling to Moscow, Berlin and Paris, Diversity United seeks to foster pan-European dialogue, and addresses themes such as freedom, dignity and respect, conflict and dialogue, landscape and power, and political and personal identity. November 11, 2020 – February 21, 2021.
Omer Fast’s new video project ‘WHAT CAN YOU SEE’ is on view at the exhibition ‘Max Beckmann/Omer Fast. What can you see’ at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in Munich, Germany. October 8, 2020 – January 10, 2021.
A solo exhibition by Shilpa Gupta is on show at M HKA in Antwerp, Belgium. Shilpa Gupta creates artworks that examine the place of subjectivity and human perception in relation to themes of desire, conflict, security, technology and censorship. Her work is multi-faceted, often utilising sculpture, text and interactivity, also displaying a mastery of audio and visual technologies. Considering technology as an extension of body and mind, Gupta possesses a sharp political consciousness towards the role, psychology and aesthetics of different media forms, particularly towards their complicity in the effects of fear. Though her works could be interpreted as being based on the social or political situation in particular cultural contexts, Gupta keeps their specificity decidedly open, allowing their themes to be interpreted differently wherever they are shown. 2 October – 21 January, 2020.
Thomas Hirschhorn’s installation ‘World Airport’ is on show at the group exhibition ‘Me, Family’ at Mudam Luxembourg. Inspired by the landmark exhibition ‘The Family of Man’ (1955), conceived by Edward Steichen, ‘Me, Family’ bears witness to the great questions of our age. The exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists who work across various media and disciplines, exploring the ways in which humanity seeks to express its diverse and coexistent histories as well as the issues of that society finds itself confronted with today. ‘Me, Family’ takes as its starting point a reality that is at once beautiful, dramatic and exhilarating, offering a journey through contemporary art, social networks, fashion, information technologies, advertising, sound, music and performance art. May 30 – September 06, 2020.
The group exhibition ‘WÄNDE | WALLS’ at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart shows art works by Lawrence Weiner. The exhibition engages with the artistic discourse concerning spatial borders from the late 1960s to the present day. The international loans reach out far beyond the obvious media of murals and wall drawings and also embrace performative, sculptural and installative approaches. While murals are realised in the interior of the Kunstmuseum, a cooperation exhibition with the StadtPalais – Museum für Stuttgart is devoted to graffiti art in the urban area of Stuttgart. May 16 – October 11, 2020.