Bulletin April 2013
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Upcoming events

19.-20. April 2013
19.–20. April 2013
8 Chinese art experts speak plain text –
structures, institutions and future perspectives
8 chinesischer Kunstexperten sprechen Klartext – Strukturen, Sammler, Zukunftsperspektiven
A symposium of Konfuzius-Institute Düsseldorf, at Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Robert-Schumann-Saal. chaina
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artcologne.gif Talk about the Chinese art market
Sunday, 21st April 2013 at 1 pm
ART COLOGNE, Koelnmesse, hall 11.3
Ein Symposium des Konfuzius-Instituts Düsseldorf in der Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Robert–Schumann–Saal.
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In Kooperation mit Art Cologne:
Sonntag, 21. April 2013 um 13 Uhr

ART COLOGNE, Kölnmesse, Halle 11.3

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CHINA Turkey Art

Liu Shiyuan, If it wasn’t, 2012, c-print, 8 x 6 cm x 9 pcs  
Art institution
Times Museum presents “Zizhiqu: Autonomous Regions”, Guangzhou
The Hou Hanru-curated group exhibition “Zizhiqu” has a clear political agenda - even if the exhibition appears as nothing more than a posture, the stance is a necessary one.
Qiu Xiofei’s exhibition at Minsheng Art Museum, sponsored and funded by the China Minsheng Banking Corporation, Shanghai
Qiu Xiaofei’s exhibition “Repetition” has intentionally overlooked the artist’s painterly practice, dismissing the narrative towards a demonstration of his cognitive logic in praxis.
Liu Shiyuan premier solo at White Space Gallery, Beijing
In its most elemental state, the practice of Liu Shiyuan would perhaps be most aptly defined as a search to strip film and photography of all narrative quality and return them to their most elemental state.
Zhang Jiaping’s opens “Store & Space” artist store
Last August, the artist and curator Zhang Jiaping opened a store in Xiaozhou Village, Guangzhou just beside the auditorium and memorial arch of the village’s entrance.
Lars Nittve discusses the Hong Kong Pavilion at Venice Biennale with M+ museum
The choice of Lee Kit as the sole artist to represent Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale inflamed yet another round of heated debate.

RUSSIA Turkey Art

Igor Gavar, project «Babushki». Valeria Nikolaevna, 75 years. Moscow, 2012. From Fashion and Style in Photography programm.  
Art institution
The 8th Fashion and Style in Photography festival has commenced in the Russian capital.
The Multimedia Art Museum (former Moscow House of Photography) is once again bringing several displays to Moscow showcasing works by iconic photo artists.
Collector Dasha Zhukova launches Garage magazine in Russia on March, 28.
Garage magazine is all about culture, art and fashion worldwide. The first issue has it’s first cover designed by Patrick Demarchelier and Cindy Sherman. The magazine will be published twice a year.
For the first time, Russia becomes a guest of honour at Art Paris fair
Ten Russian galleries came to Paris to show more than 90 Russian artists. Russian artists will be shown by more than 20 galleries from Europe and in front of the Grand Palais.
Prominent Russian artist, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe passed away
On March 16th, Russia’s art scene lost a renowned artist known for his unorthodox personality.
Pussy Riot's "Punk Prayer” at Cathedral of Christ the Savior
To underline the one-year anniversary of Pussy Riot's "Punk Prayer”, Berlin based lingerie company Blush releases a video ad.
You can read more Russian news on BLOUIN ARTINFO Russia, more international news on BLOUIN ARTINFO International.


Ahmed Mater, Golden Hour, Desert of Pharan series. Still courtesy of the artist  
Art institution
First large scale exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Louvre Abu Dhabi: April 22nd - July 20th, 2013
Birth of a Museum
constitutes the first large-scale presentation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection, in unison with the expression of Jean Nouvel's architectural vision. more
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi's 11th edition of Sharjah Biennale with the title "Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography”
Sharjah Biennial stands out as an intelligent, tightly curated show featuring some hard-edged works that ever so slightly unsettle the delicate political and cultural ecosystems in the Gulf. more
Iranian artist "Hossein Valamanesh" features his first solo exhibition at GREYNOISE gallery
Reflecting his personal history, memory and his interaction with the world at large, Hossein Valamanesh’s work could be seen as a form of conversation with his viewers. more
Beirut Art Centre presents Iraqui artist ‘Jananne Al-Ani" in a solo exhibition
a solo exhibition of seminal works by the Iraqi-born artist Jananne Al-Ani, witnesses women (mainly the artist, her mother and three sisters) and addresses the loss and memory through the enigmatic use of biography, manipulating language and fragmenting narrative. more
Exhibition ‘Tea with Nefertiti’ at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art positions Qatar as a prominent cultural hub that values tradition while looking outward
“Tea with Nefertiti,” constitutes the first museum exhibition conceived and curated in an Arab country and exported internationally, with an opening scheduled at the Paris Institut du Monde Arab in April, and plans to travel later to Brussels, New York and South Korea. more

TURKEY Turkey Art

Cevdet Erek, „re-Illumination, 2013, exhibition view at MAK Vienna, 2013. Photo: MAK/ Katrin Wißkirchen  
Art institution
New permanent collection exhibition "Past and Future" at Istanbul Modern
Istanbul Modern Museum opened its long awaited new permanent collection exhibition showing 180 works in a whole new exehibition format, 91 of these are new acquisitions. more
Contemporary Art Museum Santralistanbul auctions off its collection
News about Contemporary Art Museum Santralistanbul selling its collection caused an outrage among Istanbul’s art circles in early February 2013. more
Istanbul Galleries at ARCOmadrid with a special feature on Turkey
One of the major attractions of this year's Madrid art fair was FOCUS TURKEY, a selection of 10 galleries made by the curator, writer and professor, Vasif Kortun. more
Searching for Istanbul – Turkish Artists at MAK Vienna
The exhibition "Signs Taken in Wonder" at MAK Vienna surveys the work of 33 international contemporary artists from three generations and their production in the context of the city of Istanbul. more
Garanti Bank's project SALT opens new space in Ankara
After opening two branches in Istanbul in 2011 (SALT Beyoglu & SALT Galata), Garanti Bank is about to open another branch in Ankara called „SALT Ulus“ in early April 2013. more


US entertainer David Hasselhoff came to Berlin to protest against the demolition of the East Side Gallery, Copyright: Monopol Magazin  
Art institution
Berlin "Mitte" art district – the end of an era
The move of C / O Gallery, known as one of the most important centres of photography art, signals the loss of relevance of famous art district Berlin "Mitte". more
First art works from Goetz collection bring about almost 8 Mio. EUR
Art works from the Munich art collection of Ingvild Goetz were auctioned off at London auction house Christie’s. more
Eigen & Art reopens gallery space
After eight months of renovation, Eigen & Art gallery opens its doors again. more
Luc Tuymans curates show at Dresden’s Albertinum
Luc Tuyman’s show „Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich and Goya. A Shock to the Senses.“ opens at Albertinum Dresden at the weekend. more
David Hasselhoff visits Eastside Gallery Berlin
In 1989 he sang about the destruction, now US actor and singer David Hasselhoff fights against the demolition of the Berlin wall. more

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