Fascinated by the chasms of the subconscious, during the 1930s Alberto Giacometti looked to the Surrealists for inspiration. Yet his art cannot be confined to the scope of the Surrealist Manifesto for long.
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In the mid-1960s the Provos turn Amsterdam upside down, sing the “Smokers Cough Song” every evening, and see the city as a large playground. In the midst of it all: Ulay.
On November 30 the artist Andrew Norman Wilson will be showing his current film “Ode to Seekers 2012” as part of the DOUBLE FEATURE. Then, following a discussion with the artist, there will be a screening of cult film...
An interview with graphic designer Christoph Steinegger, who has created what is in many ways an extraordinary catalogue for the ULAY. LIFE-SIZED exhibition.
The absence of something: Alberto Giacometti and Bruce Nauman pose fundamental questions in their reflection on the void.
Nauman loves wordplay. Whether through titles or in the work itself, it enables him to go beyond just the artwork.
During a performance Ulay had himself put in a hypnotic trance. In an interview with SCHIRN MAG hypnotherapist Nikolai Hanf-Dressler relates what hypnosis actually is and what it was like to work with the artist.
For ULAY. LIFE-SIZED Natascha Pflaumbaum made a film about the artist. Her question was: Are performance artists actually full-time performers by virtue of their profession?
Action films, documentary films, art films: SCHIRN MAGAZINE presents films set in the world of museums and galleries.
Ulay’s theft of one of the best-known German paintings from the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin lies somewhere between criticism of institutionalism and media event.
Amsterdam’s EYE Museum is currently exhibiting several works by the artist Rosa Barba, whose extensive installation now also adorns the SCHIRN Rotunda. A visit
The October edition of DOUBLE FEATURE presents Julie Born Schwartz’s “The Invisible Voice”. Her favorite film, which will be shown during the second half of the evening, is Werner Herzog’s “The Wild Blue Yonder”.
An unexpected encounter: The SCHIRN presents works by Alberto Giacometti and Bruce Nauman in juxtaposition.