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24.01.2019 – Rebecka Domig

Wang Bing und des glaneuses

Es ist die letzte Szene im Film Man with No Name, bei dem ich eine Art von Déjà-vu erlebe. Der Mann ohne Namen steht auf dem staubigen Feld zwischen vertrockneten Gräsern und bückt sich, um etwas aufzulesen. Einen Moment lang sehe ich stattdessen die Ährenleserinnen (Des glaneuses, 1857) von Jean-Francois Millet. Es ist ein Gemälde, mit dem ich aufgewachsen bin, auch wenn ich das Original noch nie gesehen habe. (Es hängt im Musee d'Orsay in Paris.) Im Kunstgeschichtsstudium haben wir anhand von diesem Bild über Farb- und Figurenkomposition gesprochen. Meine Erinnerung...

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25.10.2018 – Michelle Akanji

Don't Run For Cover

The Forgotten Art of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal

On display during VOLUMES – Independent Art Publishing Fair from November 23 until November 25, 2018 at Kunsthalle Zürich.

They appear to be from „Somewhere Far Beyond“: the original paintings that are used for LP covers usually languish in obscurity. Where otherwise the cult of originality is celebrated, audiences only know these artworks as reproductions of often questionable quality. This is a paradox condition – especially for the genre of heavy metal which is otherwise known for...

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04.10.2018

Georgischer Modernismus: Die Fantastische Taverne

The exhibition Georgian Modernism: The Fantastic Tavern is calling for the overdue acknowledgement of the artistic accomplishments of the Georgian Modernist movement and aims at placing this largely ignored chapter into western history of art. This is why Kunsthalle Zurich decided to expand the exhibition into the virtual world and to publish background information as well as images of different works and various artists on the blog.

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20.09.2018

Die Räuber, 1781

The Robbers (Die Räuber) by Friedrich Schiller and Irakli Gamrekeli's fantastic stage design at the Rustaveli Theater in Tbilisi:

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20.09.2018

Anzori, 1930

Anzor (Anzori), stage design by Irakli Gamrekeli for Sandro Shanshiashvili’s adaptation of Vsevolod Ivanov’s Armoured Train 14-69 at the Rustaveli Theater, Tbilisi 1930.

 

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20.09.2018

Die Avantgarde im georgischen Theater

In the 1920s, the conventions of stage design in theater were transformed by the aesthetic principles of the avant-garde. In a climate of artistic exchange, creative processes and practices in the visual arts soon were reflected in theater, and the specific expressions of various movements from Cubism and Futurism to Constructivism gradually found an introduction to the stage.

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