The exhibition Stammtisch by Collectif Le Salon and its seven guest artists explores the complex symbolism of traditional meeting spaces. The project comprises 15 publications, each offering a personal interpretation of the Stammtisch (“table of regulars”) concept, inspired by different perspectives, all gathered around one table.

The Stammtisch project will extend beyond its launch at the Journées photographiques de Bienne. Through a series of events, it aims to a discourse on community, collaboration and collective identity in the in the digital age.

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Michel Blazy, 2010, Choses aquatiques vivantes. Crème dessert au chocolat, blanc d’oeufs, lait concentré sucré liquide, lait en poudre, crème dessert vanille sur contreplaqué grignoté à Caen par des souris / chocolate cream dessert, egg whites, liquid sweetened condensed milk, powdered milk, vanilla cream dessert on plywood nibbled by mice in Caen. 157 × 120 cm. Courtesy the Artist and Art : Concept, Paris. Collection privée, France.

Group show.

This exhibition, conceived to celebrate the Thalie Foundation’s 10th anniversary, has its roots in the Créateurs Urgence Climat program, which has been running for the past four years. Through an exhibition and a program of encounters, the program brings together creators and experts from a variety of disciplines, with the aim of pooling and putting into perspective – in work(s) – this transformative research. In dialogue with works from its collection, the Foundation opens itself up to an experimental and forward-looking approach, at the crossroads of art, design and ecology.

The Fondazione Nicola Trussardi will once again emblazon the streets of Milan, this time with works by seventy artists for “ITALIA 70 – I NUOVI MOSTRI,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, from April 8, 2024—on the occasion of miart, Milan’s international modern and contemporary art fair, and the city’s Art Week and Design Week.

In 2004, the Foundation’s “I NUOVI MOSTRI (Life is Beautiful)” project spread across the streets of Milan—from the city center to the suburbs. Thousands of posters created by sixteen young Italian artists depicted an anthology of visions of Italy and its multifaceted identity and irreverently took over public spaces.

With Yuri Ancarani, Giulia Andreani, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Meris Angioletti, Marina Apollonio, Stefano Arienti, Micol Assaël, Vanessa Beecroft, Marco Belfiore, Elisabetta Benassi, Ruth Beraha, Simone Berti, Tomaso Binga, Monica Bonvicini, Lupo Borgonovo, Chiara Camoni, Ambra Castagnetti, Guglielmo Castelli, Maurizio Cattelan, Giulia Cenci, Francesco Clemente, Danilo Correale, Roberto Cuoghi, Enrico David, Patrizio di Massimo, Binta Diaw, Sara Enrico, Chiara Enzo, Alessandra Ferrini, Linda Fregni Nagler, Giuseppe Gabellone, Elisa Giardina Papa, Piero Golia, Massimo Grimaldi, Petrit Halilaj, Adelita Husni Bey, Luisa Lambri, Armin Linke, Lorenza Longhi, Marcello Maloberti, Margherita Manzelli, Diego Marcon, Masbedo, Jacopo Miliani, Daniele Milvio, Alek O., Adrian Paci, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Diego Perrone, Alessandro Pessoli, Gabriele Picco, Paola Pivi, Maria Rapicavoli, Michele Rizzo, Pietro Roccasalva, Giangiacomo Rossetti, Andrea Salvino, Arcangelo Sassolino, Alessandro Sciarroni, Marinella Senatore, Elisa Sighicelli, Rudolf Stingel, Grazia Toderi, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Grazia Varisco, Nico Vascellari, Francesco Vezzoli, Sislej Xhafa, Shafei Xia.

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For its second exhibition, La Gaya Scienza invites curator and art critic Émilie Flory.

Émilie Flory orchestrates a group show in this house, putting the idea of mutual strength of mutual strength through the sharing of knowledge, desires, passions and enthusiasms. We Are Happy Here in A Happy House brings together artists from different generations. Work and life merge interfere with each other, and it’s only logical that circles of thought, friendships and play a central role. The happiness of a friend delights us. It adds to us. It takes nothing away.

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Kate Newby, Wild Was the Night, 2019. Ensemble de 9 vitres. Verre, technique de fusing. Dimensions variables.

This exhibition is intended as a milestone in the “Towards a cosmomorphic world” research cycle conducted by the Brain Space Laboratory since 2016. The exhibition Cosmomorphic Practices is proposed as such: an ensemble of experiences and practices which, through their ecological, human, social, and pedagogical dimensions, could well be the foundation stones of a post-anthropocene.

Two sets of glass works by Kate Newby are presented: Wild Was the Night, an installation of 9 glass panes produced in 2019 for the group show “Otium#4” at IAC, and a new work conceived for the site and this event.

This spring, DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam will present the group exhibition Soft Power, which positions textile design as an artistic means of expression that can be employed to question power relations. The exhibition addresses various aspects of textile art in three chapters.

The chapter “Invisible Hands” focuses on the production conditions of textiles and their raw materials, including the history of the Leipzig-Lindenau cotton mill, among other examples. It will demonstrate the interrelation of historical and contemporary production conditions, trade relations, and their enduring ecological implications. “Disrupting Patterns” is the title of the second chapter. Textile patterns are often based on the repetition of graphic structures, which typically originate from long traditions and can convey information about power hierarchies or status. The works presented in this chapter of the exhibition question existing patterns and relationships. The chapter “Ancestral Threads” traces the lines that connect us to the past. Just as individual threads can combine to form fabrics and larger networks, the historical and contemporary works in this chapter refer to past traditions that continue to have an effect today.

Soft Power shows works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Caroline Achaintre, Wilder Alison, Leonor Antunes, Ouassila Arras, Kevin Beasley, Mariana Chkonia, Edith Dekyndt, Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers (Ella Mae Irby, Candis Mosely Pettway, Quinnie Pettway), Philipp Gufler, William Kentridge, Maria Lai, Joanna Louca, Sandra Mujinga, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Ramona Schacht, Gabriele Stötzer, Johanna Unzueta, Hamid Zénati, and others.

The exhibition will be curated by Daniel Milnes, who has worked as a curator at DAS MINSK since June 2023. Milnes grew up in Leeds, Great Britain, and studied modern languages (German and Russian) in Oxford and art history in Freiburg and St. Petersburg. After completing a traineeship at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, he was part of the curatorial team at Haus der Kunst in Munich and subsequently at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart in Berlin. In 2019, he was part of the curatorial collective that curated the 12th Kaunas Biennial.

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““Wild Grass: Our Lives” was conceived at the end of 2021 as an exhibition theme for the 8th Yokohama Triennale. It was a time when the world gradually emerged out of COVID-19 pandemic, restarting and reconnecting. The preparation for the 8th Yokohama Triennale was part of this worldwide recovery, with an aspiration to set new standards, to distinguish itself among the 250 or so biennales and triennales that are held around the world today. This ambitious and courageous initiative exudes the light of hope. This light shoots out of a backdrop of devastation, desperation, and a profound sense of crisis brought about by the pandemic, climate change, the widespread turn towards conservative nationalism and authoritarianism, the Russian war in Ukraine, the rise of conspiracy theories in popular consciousness, and other multitudes of adversities. We were inspired to search for an exhibition theme that speaks of humble humanism, courage, resilience, faith, and solidarity.”

— LIU Ding and Carol Yinghua LU
Artistic Directors
8th Yokohama Triennale

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Vue d’exposition / Installation view, Michel Blazy, Six Pieds sur terre. Une exposition pour les pieds, Le Portique, Le Havre, 2022. Photo © Le Portique, Le Havre
Photo by Rebecca Fanuele

Bringing together nearly 150 works, the exhibition Artistes et paysans. Battre la campagne contextualizes and highlights the meeting points between art and agriculture, while exploring how this dialogue has evolved in a context of redefined relationships between humans and their environment.

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Ulla von Brandenburg, Sweet Feast, 2018. Film Super 16 mm (transferé sur vidéo HD), couleur, son,11 min 25 s. Edition of 5 plus II AP

With Sweet feast, Ulla von Brandenburg invites us to enjoy an immersive, joyful, physical and mental experience, based on the themes that permeate her work: theater, fabric, stage, color, movement and ritual. With his highly holistic approach, the artist has imagined a total project for Le Parvis, uniting the exhibition space of the contemporary art center with that of the Hall, which guides public circulation to the adjoining theater and cinema.

In the art center, two large-scale textile environments follow one another, hosting three films as visitors make their way through, proving once again that for the artist, working with space and the body are never separate. While in the Hall, a monumental wall drawing evokes the round, pop and acidic aesthetics of the seventies, and celebrates the venue’s fiftieth anniversary.
These two spaces, which respond to each other through a dichotomous narrative between interior and exterior, empty and full, develop a “looping” language that returns visitors to the immanence of the installation, to the place that welcomes them. With Sweet feast, Ulla von Brandenburg invites us to take part in a veritable voyage of initiation into color and matter, into other spaces and temporalities.

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Kate Newby, ‘us, call us’, 2023/2024 et ‘always, always, always’ 2023/2024. Photo credits: Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is currently presenting “Ecology: Dialogue on Circulations”, an ongoing two-part exhibition series that examines ecological practices in art.

Following the first exhibition by Jaeeun Choi, Dialogue 1 “La Vita Nuova”, the second installment, Dialogue 2 “Ephemeral Anchoring” will be held from February 16, featuring four artists: Nicolas Floc’h, Kate Newby, Takeshi Yasura, and Raphaël Zarka. The exhibition will be a dialogue exploring the potential of communication and the phenomenon of energy circulation between nature and humans within the platform of contemporary art.

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