From June 15-September 8, 2019, Thomas Hirschhorn will be producing another monumental project in Biel, Switzerland, entitled Robert Walser-Sculpture. For 86 days, it will be open to the public daily from 10am-10pm. From a supplemental text on the project’s website, “Hirschhorn will be constructing a sculpture in honor of Robert Walser, one of Switzerland’s great names in literature who was born in Biel. The “sculpture” will have the dimensions of a football field and will be erected on the biggest hub in the city, its central train station. This “sculpture” comprises a platform built of wooden pallets and around forty events that will be taking place daily over a period of 86 days together with Biel’s inhabitants. The latter planned and developed these events over the last two years jointly with Thomas Hirschhorn, and the venue will be a structure built by the artist and people from Biel.”
The Exhibition “The Subjecters” by Thomas Hirschhorn is open until 8 June 2019 at Century Pictures in New York.
Thomas Hirshhorn is known for sprawling installations created from the ubiquitous detritus of our rampant consumerist society. Coalescing from ordinary materials–collaged paper, left over pieces of wood, tape, plastic bottles, and crumpled tin foil–maximalist environments emerge that subsume the viewer. Critiques of consumption, the fashion industry, nationalism and themilitary–industrial complex are recurrent themes in his work.
MoMA PS1 is dedicating an extensive show to American Military Engagement in Iraq this November: “Theatre of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011“.
The group Exhibition show 100 artists based in Middle East, showing the Starting with the First Gulf War leading up to the invasion of 2003, the issues that emerged during the period of American military engagement in Iraq are still very much concerns we are dealing with today: xenophobia, oil dependency and the spectacle of violence. But for many Americans, the Iraq War is a recent but distant memory—one that’s been out of sight, out of mind. And just when you’re about to forget, you’re reminded that it’s never really left our collective conscience. Especially for more than 50 of the Iraqi artists participating in MoMA PS1’s coming group exhibition this fall.
The war may have ended but the conversation has long been ongoing, and will be having a historic moment in Contemporary Art history this November. The Exhibition will be open from 3 November 2019 until February 2020.
The 9th Edition of Sculpture in the City will be launched in the end of June. Wander the City’s public spaces and discover world-class public art across an iconic urban landscape. Each year, Sculpture in the City returns to the Square Mile with contemporary works from internationally renowned artists. Now in its 9th year the edition returns to London featuring works from internationally renowned artists such as Larence Weiner and others.
The Event will be on show until 30 April 2020.
Galeria Nara Roesler presents the Group Exhibition “Reflections on Space and Time” in San Paolo, Brazil held in partnership with the french gallery Kamel Mennour, which features works by different artists such as Latifa Echakhch, Anish Kapoor, Camille Henrot and others. The Exhibition marks the 29th edition of the Roesler Hotel prjects and features sculptures, installations, paintings, that invite the public to reflect on the concept of space and the fleetingness of time, inquire our immediate surroundings, but also to derive self-reflection. The works that appeal to reflections are the guiding thread of the exhibition, which also unfolds to other complex techniques.
The group Show is open from the 2th of April until the 11th of May 2019.
The group exhibition Art & Pornhosted at ARos Art Museum, opens with the famous work Sex-Paralysappeal (1936) by the artist Wilhelm Freddie (1909-1995). The work illuminates the awkward feelings instilled by sexual and erotic imagery in the past. The discussions that followed in the wake of Wilhelm Freddie’s work contributed significantly to Denmark, as the first country, lifting the ban on pornography in 1969. The exhibition features works by many Danish and international artists, including Annie Sprinkle, Bruce Conner, Ellen Cantor, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Jeff Koons.
The exhibition is up untill 8 September 2019.
Fondazione Merz presented the Exhibition of the five finalists selected for the Art Section in the third edition of the Mario Merz Prize. The protagonist of the collective are Mircea Cantor (Romania), David Maljkovic (Croatia), Bertille Bak (France), Maria Papadimitriou (Greece) and Unknown Friend (USA).
The Exhibition is open from 3 June until October 6 2019 .