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Spring is in the air and as nature is ready to germinate even the art world is waking up from hibernation. In the next three months many events are waiting thousand of people from worldwide, first and foremost the 58th Venice Biennale “May You Live In Interesting Times”. So is time to refresh our agenda and have a brainstorming together!

As your personal compass into the art world, here some insights about other current exhibitions:  SB2019 (Singapore Biennale 2019 - Giorgio Andreotta Calò/ CITTÀ DI MILANO - Bill Viola / Michelangelo. Life Death Rebirth - Anselm Kiefer at FondationJan Michalski!

 

THE ART HAPPENS HERE: NET ART'S ARCHIVAL POETICS

New Museum, New York | 28 February -  26 May 2019

Devised in concert with Rhizome's - acclaimed digital preservation department – this Net Art Anthology aims to address the shortage of historical perspectives on a field in which even the most prominent artworks are often inaccessible. From the eighties until today, The Art Happens Here is a small exhibition that can not return that a small part of the complexity of this world, but that is nevertheless precious to begin to recognize, even with forty years of delay, as the advent of Internet and hyper-connectivity have changed forever the way we look at the world, use it and tell it, in a word to make art. 

 

Reconstruction of Eduardo Kac, Reabracadabra, 1985. Animated poem for Videotexto. Photo courtesy the artist 

 

LUIGI GHIRRI. CARTES ET TERRITORIES

Jeu de Paume, Paris | 16 March - 2 June 2019

The exhibition "Cartes et territoires", curated by James Lingwood, participate in the incessant process of re-discovery and presentation to the public that has interested the production of the Emilian photographer in the last fifteen years. In 2018, for example, the monograph on the landscape of architecture curated by Michele Nastasi at the Triennale di Milano, "Cartes et territoires" presents to the public fifteen series produced by the photographer in the Seventies, and testifies to the relevance of his reflection on the complex relationship between "reality" and its representations.

 

Luigi Ghirri, Modena, 1973. CSAC Università di Parma © Succession Luigi Ghirri

 

PLACE AND SIGNS 

Punta della Dogana, Venice | 24 March - 15 December  2019 

The exhibition takes its title from a painting by Carol Rama included in the exhibition. The show brings together over one hundred works, by thirty artists, that establish a particular relationship with their urban, social, political, historical, intellectual setting. The artists on view, some of whom are showcased for the first time, are set up in relation with a selection of works that have marked the history of exhibitions at Punta della Dogana since its opening in 2009.

 

Don't miss our article dedicated to 10 Unmissable Exhibitions in 2019

 

FRANZ WEST 

Tate London | 20 February – 2 June 2019

Ironic, irreverent, yet profoundly philosophical, Franz West was a key figure of European art in the late 20th century! This solo show is organised by Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris. Visitors to this major retrospective will be able to handle replicas of his Passstücke (Adaptives) – papier-mâché pieces made to be picked up and moved. They were a turning point in the relationship between art and its audience. He also created playful sculptures incorporating objects from everyday life such as a hat, a broom, or even a whisky bottle. In his final years, he produced large brightly coloured and absurd sculptures both for galleries and public spaces

 

Franz West, Epiphanie an Stühlen 2011, Estate Franz West Vienna. Photo Estate Franz West. Courtesy Fran West Archiv. 

 

KIKI SMITH: WHAT I SAW ON THE ROAD

Palazzo Pitti, Florence | 15 Feb 2019 — 02 Jun 2019

American artist Kiki Smith (Nuremberg, 1954) is putting on a major solo show at Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Kiki Smith combines traditional techniques with the most sophisticated digital technology, and her themes draw on visual sources from the Christian Middle Ages, from the seventeenth-eighteenth century science and certainly surrealism, with results representing obsession and contradictions of today’s humanity. The exhibition is supported by Galleria Continua.

 

Kiki Smith, What I Saw on the Road. Official Exhibition Photo. Courtesy Palazzo Pitti

 

MIA PHOTO FAIR 

The Mall, Milan |March 22 - 25 March 2019 

Ready, steady, MIA! Only a few details are left in order to nail-down the 9thedition of MIA Photo Fair, the international art fair devoted to photography in Italy, created and directed by Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli. As in the last editions, MIA Photo Fair will be hosted at The Mall, in the PortaNuovabusiness district of Milan, from March 22ndto 25th2019. MIA Photo Fair will guarantee to art-lovers and art collectors privileged access to the world of photography, with the chance to deepen their knowledge on the mean that best expresses nowadays reality. 

 

© Rune Guneriussen, Demanded Growth Increases Descent, 2014

 

ANNE E PATRICK POIRIER " ROMAMOR" 

Villa Medici, Rome | 1 March - 5 May 2019

Curated by Chiara Parisi this is the first monographic of the couple of artists Anne and Patrick Poirier in Italy and presents a dense exhibition path between historical works and new works, created specifically for the event, among the most famous French couples of the scene artistic international, the Poirier have tightened a deeply personal and artistic bond with the Bel Paese since 1969, on the occasion of their residence at the Academy of France, which thus becomes an ideal and particularly suggestive place for the exhibition. Official exhibition photo's as the cover of the article

 

Stay Tuned on Kooness magazine for more exciting news from the art world.

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