Friday, May 25, 2012

"EXPLOSION! Painting as Action" at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm

Explosion! is the latest exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. It opens on June 2nd and runs until September 9th 2012. The exhibition will travel on to the Fundacio Juan Miro in the fall.

Explosion! brings together many of Axel Vervoordt Gallery's artists that value the creative act of art making. The gallery was very pleased to lend some works of the collection for this exhibition. You can see work of a.o. Sadaharu Horio, Kazuo Shiraga, Otto Piene and Gunther Uecker.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lunch with Anish Kapoor (by Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times art critic)

Over a fusion takeaway feast at his London studio, the artist talks to the FT’s Jackie Wullschlager about sex, psychobiography and the ‘madness’ of his towering new sculpture at London’s Olympic Park

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Conversation with El Anatsui right before installing Stitch in Time

In the past ten years, Anatsui has focused on large tapestry-like metal sculptures made up out of thousands of colourful liquor caps. Using found objects he reworks and rearranges materials and transforms them into something new without them losing their own history. His work could be described as a collage of discarded memories. Anatsui recombines them into his own, never fixed syntax, which the viewer is invited to adapt freely, bringing in his own history.

(extract from the Axel Vervoordt Gallery press release)

On May 10th El Anatsui’s solo exhibition Stitch In Time at Axel Vervoordt Gallery opens. While much has been said and written about the cultural influences that pervade El Anatsui’s work, it seemed a fortuitous occasion to have a brief interview regarding the artist’s working processes and their relationship to time.

Nieuwe Kunst in Antwerpen 1958 - 1962 @ M HKA

Op 23 mei opent in het M HKA de derde aflevering van de vijfdelige reeks Nieuwe Kunst in Antwerpen 1958 - 1959. In deze editie wordt het concept van de legendarische tentoonstelling Vision in Motion/Motion in Vision in het Antwerpse Hessenhuis (1959) hernomen.
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