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ISTANBUL BIENNIAL 2015
Artusiast visited the 14th Istanbul Biennial, a city-wide exhibition held in a variety of different venues and organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
On June 17th, ARTUSIAST proudly opened its first international exhibition Universal Modernism with a reception and private viewing. We would like to thank our amazing guests and sponsors for a great evening at the okay art showroom in Basel, Switzerland! Read all about the opening in this week's feature! The exhibition will be on display until June 27th.
ARTUSIAST retrospective on concrete art in Basel, June 18 - 27, 2015
"ImEx"-exhibition at the Alte Nationalgalerie
The Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin is currently showing the exhibition "ImEx. Impressionismus - Expressionismus", a project which concentrates on the comparison of impressionistic and expressionistic works. The show features 170 pieces, mainly from the museums own collection. Visit the beautiful museum island and discover the exhibition, which is on display until September 20th, 2015.
Frieze New York 2015
New York is always worth traveling to. But from May 14th until 17th, the metropolis is a Mecca for art lovers! The annually art fair Frieze New York brings together the most exciting contemporary galleries from around the world! Find out more about the event in this weeks feature!
Gallery Weekend 2015
Always in a hurry? Never enough time to make it to inspiring gallery exhibitions? Then this following weekend was created just for you and your fellow busy art lovers! The 11th edition of the Berlin-based Gallery Weekend will kick off on May 1st with 47 participating galleries and many additional events and programs. To make sure you don’t miss any of the happenings, we present you our favorites in advance. Plus, read more about this edition's creator Maike Cruse and what art means to her!
Art Cologne 2015 Recap
Last week, museum directors, curators, collectors and art lovers once again strolled through the exhibition center which housed the world's oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art. 209 international galleries showcased paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, multiples, installations and performance art from the 20th and 21st century at Art Cologne this year. Read more about the traditional fair in our feature!
All about Affiches
"In little more than a hundred years", writes affiche expert John Barnicoat, "it has come to be recognized as a vital art form, attracting artists at every level, from painters like Toulouse-Lautrec and Mucha to theatrical and commercial designers." Affiches are posters, especially ones drawn by an artist, for example for the opening of an exhibition. They date back to 1870, when the printing industry perfected colour lithography and made mass production possible.
Art Event: "Art as capital. What makes art valuable?"
Participate in this interesting talk and enjoy a special ticket price of 147 instead of 199 Euro through Artusiast!
Do it yourself! A provocative artistic announcement by Günther Uecker
In his well-known multiple "Do it yourself", German artist Günther Uecker is humorously criticising his own œuvre, as well as inviting the contemplating audience to engage artistically themselves. Find out more about the iconic work and the current exhibition "ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s", which is taking place at the Guggenheim in New York until January 7th, 2015.
Pablo Picasso and his legendary 347 series
It was the last great collection of Picasso graphic works: the 347 series. Since its creation by the artist more than 40 years ago, the series has garnered interest by collectors, museums, dealers and historians, resulting in significant price increases at international auctions. Find out more about these works and their importance in our blog post.
Collectors Choice: Multiples by Joseph Beuys
The current exhibition "I am a sender. Multiples by Joseph Beuys" at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich deals with the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. The show is on until January 11th, 2015.
Exhibition Update: US-American art in focus
The influence of US art on modern and contemporary works is enormous. Various exhibitions are currenty honouring the pioneers of eras such as Abstract Expressionism or Pop Art. Read more about them in our blogpost.
Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation
The British Museum is showing "Germany Divided - Baselitz and His Generation". The exhibition comprises over 90 works including prints and drawings by some of the most important and influential German postwar artists. The six key figures whose works are on display - namely Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, Blinky Palermo, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter - can be seen as paradigmatic icons redefining German art after World War II through their artistic practise on both sides of the Berlin wall.
Art from outer Space
Discover the upcoming exhibition Outer Space and check out some amazing photographs which will make you look at the world from a very different angle!
Photography as an art form: Current exhibition at the Folkwang Museum
Ever since its invention 175 years ago artists have consistently questioned the nature and aspects of photography. Check out the exhibition (Mis)Understanding Photography. Works and Manifestos, which is currently on display at the Folkwang Museum in Essen.
The renaissance of works by Per Kirkeby
The exceptional Danish artist is honored at the moment with an exhibition in Munich. Read more about his special graphic Œuvre in our bulletin.
A brief history of Modern and contemporary German Art
Germany has a long and distinguished tradition in the visual arts, from the earliest known work of figurative art to its current output of contemporary objects. To find out more, read our blog post about the history of modern and contemporary German art.