Both Alberto Giacometti and Bruce Nauman closely concern themselves with the dimensions of their sculptures and works. But size cannot always be precisely measured.
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Philipp Kaiser is curating the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year. Curator Esther Schlicht spoke to him about the influence of the artist Alberto Giacometti on our present day.
The breadth of the desert and the density of the Swiss Alps: an intellectual game about the correlations between origins, living space and art in Giacometti and Nauman.
Bruce Nauman’s approach to the studio as a place of artistic production.
In front of an audience, Ulay goes in search of his identity in his subconscious. An eyewitness report on Ulay’s performance.
The SCHIRN 2017 exhibition year will be very varied with shows ranging from classical Modernist pieces to absolutely contemporary works.
“Getting out of myself”: Ulay takes his body apart in order to rediscover it in a new version.
Failure is considered to be the golden calf of art history. SCHIRN MAGAZINE devotes itself to the many variations of professional failure –precisely in the art business, too.
Social media reinforces the isolation of the users, by separating them in accounts. But there are many other ways of liking, following and clicking on each other, like the works of Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald show.
Ulay was an advisor for Polaroid, who in turn gave him unlimited access to valuable film material and devices. This setting laid the foundations for a groundbreaking artistic pre-occupation.
In the last DOUBLE FEATURE of the year Russian artist Anna Jermolaewa uses her film to show that political protest can most certainly be mercenary.
Nodding and waving at someone are typically movements people perform without thinking too hard about it. But what happens if these gestures are performed to absurdity and decontextualized in a digital art performance?
In his photographic volume “Gender as a Spectrum”, Berlin-based photographer and artist Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert examines identity beyond the beaten path. An interview in SCHIRN MAGAZINE
These are the words with which one of the several slide shows Ulay has created begins. They illustrate the worldview of a talented storyteller – who sees his protagonists as more important than navel-gazing.