Christian Kosmas Mayer: Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden 2020

Starting in summer 2020, the Viennese artist Christian Kosmas Mayer will be the first scholar of the Artist in Residence Program of the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden to spend half a year at the Technische Universität Dresden. Together with young researchers from the Schaufler Kolleg@TU Dresden and in exchange with various departments of the university, Mayer will conduct artistic research on the first key topic of the lab „Artificial Intelligence as a factor and consequence of social and cultural change“.

Luca Vitone: Romanistan

Screening „Romanistan“
6. – 9. Februar 2020

Talk + Book Launch
6. Februar 2020, 18 Uhr

Jan Timme: David Pestorius Projects

Solo Exhibition
7 February – 28 March 2020
David Pestorius Projects|Pestorius Sweeney House
39 Eblin Drive, Hamilton 4007 Brisbane Australia

Ken Lum wins Gershon Iskowitz Prize 2019

Ken Lum has been awarded with Art Gallery of Ontario’s Gershon Iskowitz Prize 2019.

The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto has named Ken Lum the winner of its 2019 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, which comes with a $50,000 purse and a solo exhibition at the museum. The award, which is administered by the late Canadian artist’s eponymous foundation, is presented annually to a Canadian artist. Lum is best known for his canvases that pair images with text and his reconfigurations of motel and mini-mall signs. The artist, who was born in Vancouver, has been a professor at several arts colleges around the world, including the University of British Columbia, and currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco in 2018 and has been included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 11 in 2002, and the 2001 Venice Biennale, among others.

Lutz Braun: Die Zukunft der SPD

Kuratiert von Hans-Jürgen Hafner und Gunter Reski
14. Dezember 2019 – 22. Februar 2020
Zwinger Galerie, Berlin

Andrea Fraser: New York Times Magazine

Portrait of Andrea Fraser by Zoë Lescaze in the New York Times Magazine.
Read full article here.

The Best Art Books of the Decade

Alex Greenberger published a survey of the best art books published from 2010 to 2019, ranked in order of importance. – Read full article at ARTnews, December 4th, 2019:

>>>>> Number 1: „2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics“ by Andrea Fraser (2018)

Greenberger: „Where would we be without Andrea Fraser’s „2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics“? This book has become a touchstone at a time when activists are calling out board members for their political leanings. Fair criticisms have been levied against it—a volume consisting solely of listed contributions made by museum trustees to U.S. Presidential election campaigns shouldn’t cost $125, for one. (And most of the information is available for free online, anyway.) But seeing it all collected neatly in one tome is powerful—as a cool-headed study, an intelligent research-based artwork, and a clarion call for change all in one.“

„2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics“ by Andrea Fraser (Westreich Wagner Publications, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the MIT Press, 2018)

>>>>> Number 9: „Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age“ (2016)

Including works by  Andrea FraserHans-Jörg Mayer, John Miller, Heimo Zobernig

Greenberger: „This book (and the show that accompanied it, which first opened at Munich’s Museum Brandhorst in 2016) set out with the broad goal of “revis[ing] the history of painting since 1960.” Shockingly, for a legacy so deeply chronicled, it succeeded. Painting 2.0 effectively resuscitated a medium that had long risked “marginalization,” as art historian David Joselit put it in an interview with ARTnews, and it presaged a wave of figurative painting that would come out of Europe and America in the years since.“

„Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age“ edited by Achim Hochdoerfer, David Joselit, and Manuela Ammer (Prestel, 2016)

Andrea Fraser: „Up to and Including Limits: After Carolee Schneemann“

„Up to and Including Limits: After Carolee Schneemann“
Curated by Sabine Breitwieser
29. Dezember 2019 – 28. Juni 2020
Muzeum Susch, Zernez / Schweiz


Exhibitions by/with Martha Rosler:

„Martha Rosler: Passionate Signals“
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (– 31 January 2020)

„Never Again: Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries“
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (– 17 November 2019)

„The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100“
Garage Museum, Moscow (– 1 December 2020)

„Supermarket: Pop Art and 1960’s America“
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah (Upcoming: 6 December 2019 – 28 March 2020)

„Video Club, Program #6“
Screening: Semiotics of the Kitchen1975
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (– January 2020)

„Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975“
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (– 5 January 2020)

„Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom“
Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia (– 5 January 2020)

„Manifesto: Art x Agency“
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington (– 5 January 2020)

“Feminism and Video: 1970’s”
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (– 6 January 2020)

„Evelyne Axell, Méthodes Pop“
Le Delta, Province de Namur, Belgium (– 26 January 2020)

„Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power“
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois (– 26 January 2020)

„The Enchanted Interior“
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK (– 22 February 2020)

„Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011“
MoMA PS1, New York (– 3 March 2020)