In the work of the Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, themes such as death, violence and social exclusion have been central for decades and reflect the present she has experienced and lived in Mexico City. Since the 1990s, the artist has been involved in the city’s forensic medicine department, where she is confronted almost daily with the […]
The new BPS22 exhibition, La Colère de Ludd [Ludd’s Anger], brings together some forty works recently acquired by Hainault Province, most of which are yet to be exhibited at the museum. Exploring the idea of dispossession, the selected works express not only the experience of upheaval, occupation, destruction and exhaustion, but also resistance and commitment. Hence […]
Reflecting on some of the most pressing topics facing American democracy, States of Mind: Art and American Democracy is timed to coincide with the 2020 presidential election in order to encourage dialogue around current social and political issues. Many of the works on view examine the status of our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality, while […]
What does it mean to go from carretillera, a handcart porter, to trochera? Quite likely, many of us are unfamiliar with the meaning of the second word; yet it is not a question of rhetoric, it denotes resignation. The question strikes us when we approach the exhibition “The Stone”; it looms large when one lives […]
Póker de damas [Ladies’ Poker] is an attempt to intervene in how Karla, a trans sex worker who was brutally killed in Ciudad Juárez in 2015, is remembered. This action is an elegy that addresses the condition of Latin American trans women living in Mexico and in Switzerland by capturing part of a dialogue held on May […]
Mecarõ. Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection is the first institutional presentation of Catherine Petitgas’ collection. A significant figure in the recognition of contemporary Latin American art in Europe, she has been collecting works for over twenty years. Her collection today consists of more than 900 works. The exhibition presented at the Hôtel des collections unites a […]
Collecteurs—the world’s first digital museum of private collections— published SUBSTANCE 100, a new, annual list that outlines a diverse array of artists, activists, collectives, movements and organizations making a substantial change in the world. By engaging a community of activists from the art world and beyond, SUBSTANCE 100 raises the question, “what is the purpose […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 22nd Biennale of Sidney has decided to close to the public and transfer the space into a virtual platform. Starting April 6th, audiences around the world will be able to engage with the Exhibition on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
Under the artistic direction of Brook Andrew, the exhibition will include artworks across six sites: Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Art School.
The group exhibition “Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” inaugurates the programme of the latest art space El Espacio 23, new home to the collector and patron Jorge Pérez’s art collection. The exhibition’s thread is the analysis of paradoxes of contemporaneity besides the investigation of historical events reframed in the […]