Source: Galerie Max Hetzler
Galerie Max Hetzler Team
MATTHEW BARNEY, IDA EKBLAD, JULIAN SCHNABEL, THOMAS STRUTH et al. Solidarity Prints for Artists at Risk
70 artists, including Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel and Thomas Struth, have come together in a call to support the NGO Artists at Risk. Each artist has donated a print to be offered in an open edition. All sale proceeds will help artists who are impacted by the war in Ukraine to gain safety by facilitating emergency travel, shelter and financial support.
This initiative was organized by Adam Broomberg in partnership with recom ART GmbH & Co. KG. The prints are available for sale here until 30 April.
THOMAS STRUTHThomas Struth in conversation with Anja Bo (Talk)
Queen’s Hall, Copenhagen
Wednesday, 20 April, 7pm (CET)
Thomas Struth will be in conversation with journalist Anja Bo at the Queen’s Hall in Copenhagen on Wednesday, 20 April at 7pm (CET). This conversation will explore Struth’s oeuvre from the series with human industrial achievements as motif to series on cultural, spiritual or religious rituals.
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Unconscious Places – Architektur als Wesen des Öffentlichen Lebens (Lecture)
Kino International, Berlin
Thursday, 12 May, 7.25 pm (CET)
Thomas Struth, Rue Saint-Antoine, Paris 1979, 1979, © Thomas Struth
As part of this year’s Bauwelt Kongress, Thomas Struth has been invited to give a lecture examining his Unconscious Places, a series which he started in the 1970s. This lecture will take place at the Kino International in Berlin on Thursday, 12 May, at 7.25pm.
IDA EKBLAD et al.
Christen Sveaas Art Foundation. The Travel Bureau, selected by Paulina Olowska (group show)
Whitechapel Gallery, London
14 January – 8 May 2022
Ida Ekblad’s painting The Proofreader from 2017 is included in the group exhibition Christen Sveaas Art Foundation. The Travel Bureau, selected by Paulina Olowska, on view at the Whitechapel Gallery in London until 8 May 2022.
THOMAS STRUTH et al.
Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky (group show)
Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
24 July – 9 October 2022
Thomas Struth’s work Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008 will be included in the group exhibition Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky, which will be on view at the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt from 24 July until 9 October 2022.
THOMAS STRUTH et al.
Menschen auf der Strasse – Fotografie (group show)
Märkisches Museum, Witten
12 March – 10 July 2022
Work by Thomas Struth is included in the group exhibition Menschen auf der Strasse – Fotografie, on view at the Märkisches Museum in Witten until 10 July 2022.
A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES, 2021
now part of the collection of the Kistefos Sculpture Park
Ida Ekblad’s A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES is now part of the collection of the Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway. Hand-painted, this momumental, site-specific sculpture is the largest sculptural work of the artist to date.
Structurally, the work is composed of four parts that are assembled by applying the cubist method of a jigsaw-puzzle-like composition of elements that are outlined in flat surfaces. Ekblad reinvigorates the technique and creates a multi-perspective synthesis of mind and memory. While the cubists most often de- and reconstructed a figurative element, Ekblad mainly uses abstract patterns in her compositions, like the maritime blue and the white Breton stripes which unfold like butterfly wings in the topmost element of the sculpture.
“The mind is inhabited with trillions of pieces and here is where my source material naturally derives from or is being molded; I chop it and pitch it and move it about, turn it inside out, block print it and roll it up. Although it could be old moldy memories or references, I search for a ‘futurism’ of it all. Whether clogged up of dystopian Philip K Dick-esque nightmares or very sweet, sad post-rave after-glow introspective moods. I hope, like William Wordsworth, that my future mind ‘Shall be a mansion for all lovely forms’.” – Ida Ekblad
Self Portraits of Others (solo show)
The Brant Foundation, New York
9 September – 31 December 2021
The Brant Foundation is pleased to present Self Portraits of Others, a solo exhibition of new works by Julian Schnabel. Created between 2018 – 2020, this series explores the evolution of Schnabel’s artistic practice while making At Eternity’s Gate, a film about the life of Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition features twenty-five plate paintings that examine the theme of portraiture throughout art history.
Minigraph: Ida Ekblad in conversation with Joe Bradley (publication)
A Minigraph was published on the occasion of Ida Ekblad’s exhibition GIRL FIRES UP STOVE at Kunstnernes Hus. The publication includes a conversation between Ekblad and the American artist Joe Bradley.
“Painting to me works like a secret, like shrouded poetry, it’s a container of a very precise language, much more articulate than any language formed by alphabets could ever dream of being.” – Ida Ekblad
Get a copy here.
MATTHEW BARNEY et al.
The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection (group show)
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach
5 February – 25 September 2022
Matthew Barney’s work Cremaster 1: Green Lounge Manual: A diptych from 1995 is included in the group exhibition The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection, on view at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach until 25 September 2022.
Julian Schnabel – The Collector’s Edition (publication)
The Collector’s Edition of Julian Schnabel’s monograph by Taschen is now available. Made in close collaboration with the artist, this oversized limited-edition book is the first to feature his work across all media. Each copy is numbered and signed by the artist.
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Untitled, 2014 featured on the cover of Danish electronic musician Kasper Marott’s latest record release
A painting by Ida Ekblad from 2014 is featured on the cover of Danish electronic musician Kasper Marott’s latest record release, “My Space”.Get your copy here.
on Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait
Museé d’Orsay, Paris
Julian Schnabel was invited by Musée d’Orsay to share his insights on Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait, dating 1889, which is currently on view at the museum as part of its permanent collection.Watch the video here.
Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 (publication)
Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned.
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OCEAN GIRLS, 2020 featured on the cover of ELLE Norway, Green issue no.5
Ida Ekblad’s painting OCEAN GIRLS from 2020 is featured on the cover of ELLE Norway, Green issue no.5.
THOMAS STRUTH et al.
Monet / Rothko (group show)
Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, Giverny
18 March – 3 July 2022
Thomas Struth’s work The Rothko Chapel, Houston 2017 is included in the group exhibition Monet / Rothko, which will be on view at the Musée des impressionnismes in Giverny from 18 March until 3 July 2022.
The Girls Will Bring You Nightmares, 2020
now part of the collection of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Ida Ekblad’s The Girls Will Bring You Nightmares, 2020 is now part of the collection of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.