Modern and Contemporary Adaptations of the Readymade Strategy in Sculptural Practices on the "Periphery" of Europe
For some, the title of this article may raise questions (what exactly are “readymade strategies”?), or even cause offense at the term “periphery” due to its negative, or at least questionable connotations. The word “contemporary” is, hopefully, the least ambiguous of the lot. And what about “sculptural practices”? Is that not too vague a term? Why not simply say “sculpture”? Perhaps it is therefore best to sequentially explain what is implied by each of these terms – at least in the confines of this text – before continuing to address the main issue at hand: how artists adapt their praxis by borrowing from the past and appropriating their newfound knowledge to accommodate the (artistic, social, political, etc.) needs of the present.
DAN FLAVIN: UNTITLED (FOR KSENIJA)
Dan Flavin's famous installation "Untitled (For Ksenija)" from the opening of Kunstbaus was last shown at its destination in 1994. On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Heiner Friedrich the Kunstbau shines again in the light of Flavin and there is no charge for entry! 17 July 2018 - 30 September 2018 im Kunstbau (Munich)
The deep connection between Art, Nature and Science
In a conversation with twenty majors contemporary artists John K. Grande’s new book "Art, Space, Ecology" explores this never-ending relationship.
Artists instead of Missiles? - The Russian Art Scene in Upheaval
Why Russia should advertise its artists instead of its missiles - an interview with Simon Mraz, Cultural Attaché at the Austrian Embassy in Moscow
Biennials and triennials of summer 2018. Here's what to see all over Europe
Feel like a holiday that combine relax and art? There is a lot to see around Europe this summer - here is a list of five initiatives not to be missed.
Trans-Architecture: When Sculpture Meets Architecture
This year, in cooperation with the Sculto art fair, the Network Award was presented for the first time. In keeping with the 2018 sculpture network theme, which focuses on the relationship between three-dimensional art and architecture, the award was presented to a true interpreter between the two disciplines - Teresa Esteban. Her architectural sculptures reflect an intense confrontation between traditional sculpture and architecture, forming entirely new and mysterious emotional landscapes. But who is Teresa Esteban? An interview reveals more.
Summer, sunshine, water – and art! Since June 30th a trip to Zurich has gotten even better, since travelers are greeted at the Main station by a breath-taking installation by the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (born 1964 in Rio de Janeiro).
Fascinated by Art in the Underground
At the sculpture network Dialogue in Munich last Thursday, Lothar Schiffler shared his passion for art in the underground with us. In the course of his presentation he took us on a journey into the art world of subway stations in Europe and beyond. From Lisbon to Paris, Rome and Vienna as well as to Moscow, presenting us with an enormous variety of works of art ranging from sculptures between the tracks, artfully crafted tiles and larger-than-life comics to archaeological discoveries and rabbits that are late.
Can Art Embody an Attitude?
sculpture network successfully started a new discussion series; The sculpture network Lab – the space for new ideas sheds light on the social-political relevance of architecture, art and design and is lively, courageous and innovative.
Love at Second Glance
Exploring Sculpture and Architecture 1: The metal sculpture Present Continuous and the Museum for Egyptian Art in Munich
International Art in a Former Foundry
NordArt celebrates its 20th anniversary with works by 200 selected artists from around the world: It is a worthwhile destination. More than 3000 artists from 105 countries applied to participate this year, seven sculpture network members succeeded in being a part of one of the biggest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe.
"Half ship, half spaceship"
A sculpture - and yet a building: the Centro Botín is the new highlight in Santander - a cultural centre at the sea, that combines art, culture and education in an architectural masterpiece.
The special in everyday life: Munich's subway stations
Diversity underground: On 28 June, sculpture network invites you on a guided tour through artistically designed underground stations in Munich, titled "Art in the Underground" - complete with a slide show by Lothar Schiffler
The London Mastaba
Christo’s first public art in the UK will float in the Serpentine Lake until September
Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood
This summer, Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents an extensive new exhibition by Giuseppe Penone that draws works from five decades of his career, from the late 1960’s to the present day.
Art and Public Spaces
In 2017 sculpture network addressed the topic “Art in Public Spaces” during all of its programmes taking place throughout Europe.
HIGHLIGHTS in Munich
The international art fair HIGHLIGHTS came to Munich for the eighth time. But is three-dimensional art a no-go? An interview with gallery owner Katja Ott reveals more.
Jozek Nowak, a native of Poland, usually creates his famous wooden figures in quiet solitude. At start´18, the international Celebration for Contemporary Sculpture, the public could watch him work in real life.
Current thoughts on Swiss artists working in sculpture…
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Alexa Jeanne Kusber
Development of Contemporary Sculpture
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Sya van ‘t Vlie.
Strategy of resilience
Fundamentals, negations and survivals in Italian sculpture of the younger generation.
“Oh Shit!”: Risk and British Sculpture Today
A curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Marsha Bradfield
Sculpture and Digitalisation
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Nadim Julien Samman.
More than just the Sum of Parts
Curators' thoughts on sculpture being made in Europe today. By Adri A.C. de Fluiter (NL).
Balancing cultural, social and political anxieties through contemporary creativity
An architectural masterpiece highlighted by physics and biology
About the art project Icoon Afsluitdijk
A workshop in Seoul
Artistic-scientific assistant of TU Braunschweig und sculpture network Coordinator Michael Zwingmann holds upcycling-workshop in Seoul, South Corea
The dream of a new beginning for culture
The KölnSkulptur series is a biennial exhibit, an open-air museum for contemporary sculpture, founded in 1997 through the private initiative of collectors Michael and Eleonore Stoffel. The Skulpturenpark Köln Foundation has continued to uphold the original idea of the Stoffel family to secure the future of the park and to preserve it as a place of artistic dialogue and reflection.
Our network is getting bigger!
An interview with Marina Bauer, artist and new sculpture network Coordinator for Croatia
The Skulptur Projekte
Public space as a heterogeneous sphere indispensable for sociocultural co-existence
Part II – Sculpture by the Sea
Gale force winds are hurling across Tamarana Beach, Sydney. Supposedly spring has sprung, but nobody told him - so I am sitting here duet knitting with rain lashing in my face.