Do Not Touch!
The instruction "Do not touch!" was once most commonly found in museums and galleries. The fact that it has spread to our entire lives in the wake of the Corona crisis is a huge challenge for all of us. This calls for a reflection on the value of touch— for us as humans and in art.
sculpture networks volunteers
After we have already introduced our board and the team of sculpture network, we now want you know more about our volunteer supporters and loyal helpers from all over the world! Without you a large part of our activities would not be possible, thank you very much!
Only a woman? - Women in art
What role did women play in art? What role do they play today? Here are some thoughts and facts about women in art.
Take your artwork for a walk!
For many of us the daily walk has become routine. A way to escape from home office and homeschooling and enjoy spring.
Networked. Networks for female artists
"No special rights, but human rights", Clara Zetkin, a feminist of the first wave, demanded in 1910. For over a hundred years women have been fighting for their equality, unfortunately not always successfully. In domains that have been in male hands for centuries, especially, many women still fail.
Spot #2 Art without viewer?
Our board member Yke Prins was working on her educational program for the exhibition "Germaine Richier, Beauty turned Beast" at the Museem Beelden aan Zee in The Hague, when she found out it wouldn't open. In her Quarantine she thinks about an exhibition without viewers.
Here you can find a selection of digital offers from all artistic fields. From large museums and galleries opening their collections for online visitors, to artists offering courses online, to platforms for quick financial help for freelancers ...
MIDSUMMER SCULPTURE FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED
The current situation has unfortunately forced us to make a very sad decision and cancel the Midsummer Sculpture Festival 2020. Just like you, we have been looking forward to the date for many months and are inconsolable due to having to take this action. [...]
The Touching Performance
Developed by the dancer Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović and the artist and sculpture network coordinator Marina Bauer a special happening took place last summer: The Touching Performance, which combined sculpture, dance, movement and touch into a common experience. The idea behind the performative installation is, that the viewer and the observed are both parts of a common experience, both participants and witnesses of the event, and both responsible for what is experienced and seen. We wanted to learn more about this special project and talked to the two initiators:
Sex and the Sculptor
When in London, I always take pleasure in popping into the Saatchi Gallery basement for a breath of petroleum smelling air, and to check the sump oil levels in Richard Wilson´s permanent installation 20:50. When the gallery in 2011 opened the exhibition "The shape of things to come: New sculpture" my expectations were high.
The Female Gaze: Voyeurism Redefined
There are some shared aspects of the female experience that are collectively understood, if not always spoken. Voyeurism, or the male gaze, which has likely existed since the dawn of artistic development in humans, is one such phenomenon,
EUROPEAN SCULPTURE PATH - VISIONS FOR EUROPE
Europe is currently facing major challenges. The corona crisis affects and concerns us all, and, at the moment, makes us forget about many other issues. However - and equally so - the increasingly nationalistic tendencies in a number of countries, our handling of refugees, the rapidly progressing climate change and, hence, the question of how we want to use our resources in the future require courageous and clear decisions. The idea and effectiveness of a united Europe is constantly being called into question.