Curator Ilka Voermann is currently preparing the exhibition “King of the Animals. Wilhelm Kuhnert and the Image of Africa”. Therefore, she travelled to Texas and the Rocky Mountains, to rather unusual locations.
Following the first article on political art, Part II deals with sit-ins, political posters and other forms of protest in art from 1968 until today.
Politically committed art as we know it today would be almost inconceivable were it not for the events that took place around 1968. We too, so we are often told, now find ourselves in a time of upheaval once again. So...
History lives on in memories – and is narrated and interpreted by each generation anew. With “The Record Archive”, artist Dani Gal presents a section of his record collection, which draws on the media’s construction of...
Anyone who rented a movie after 1976 would have done so on VHS. However, the video tape’s history goes back much further, and is closely connected to the development of television, to video art and to political media...
Wooden stakes sprinkled in paint and a sea of colorful banners currently rise up in the SCHIRN rotunda. “Untitled: 100banners2015” by artist Phyllida Barlow hardly allows a distanced look.
How many calories are in a banana and how many do ten pushups burn? These questions are addressed by the artist Davide Balula. However, self control and loosing weight are less of his concern.
Message in a bottle from the 1980s, wandering the streets of New York with Jean-Michel Basquiat. The film Downtown 81 was shot before Basquiat’s big breakthrough, but it was not released until much later.
Investigative methods are not only limited to journalistic, forensic or judicial investigation proceedings, but also encompass the sphere of art. Research group Forensic Architecture is on the trail.
The artist Katie Holten lives and works in New York, where SCHIRN MAG has paid her a visit. In Part 2 of the series she talks about tireless protests, the Pussy Alphabet and all the cool women she is planning to portray.