Taiwan Biennial, “Subzoology”

From the 17th of October 2020 until the 28th of February 2021, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is presenting its seventh edition of the contemporary art biennial, curated by the artist Jui-Chung Yao (姚瑞中) and entitled “Subzoology”. By examining the Buddhist belief of reincarnation, where the non-physical essence of human beings begins new [...]

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The environment becomes the cynosure for the international art scene

While the artistic activity of Autumn 2020 has been hampered, shaken up and weakened by the resurgence of the pandemic, contemporary art exhibitions on ecological issues are in rude health! Having explored a number of exhibitions in France (see our article, here), now we offer you an overview of some of the highlights and unusual [...]

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The Autumn artistic season is green

From Paris to Marseille, the arts return after the summer break under the sign of the Anthropocene, like a mirror image of COVID-19, a symptom of an annexed wild world, heat waves, droughts and fires that are accelerating in the world. The month of September in Paris offers a real crossover of exhibitions placing great [...]

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When will we emerge from the Penumbral Age?

With its new exhibition The Penumbral Age, Art in the Time of Planetary Change, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw explores fifty years of creativity during the "shadow age", our current-day era marked by the advancing ecological crisis. What solutions to the irreversible? Can new forms of empathy emerge from chaos? Renowned figures in the fields [...]

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Immersion in a planetary consciousness with Olafur Eliasson

After the Modern Tate in London, Olafur Eliasson left for Switzerland and Spain with two new solo exhibitions: Symbiotic seeing, which showed at the Kunsthaus in Zurich until 22 March and In real life, running at the Guggenheim in Bilbao up to the 21 June. The artist ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plunges visitors into immersive [...]

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Tomorrow, what forms of life on Earth?

Heike Munder, director of the Migros Museum in Zurich, Switzerland and Suad Garayeva-Maleki, director of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan, are the two curators of a two-part exhibition devoted to environmental issues. Starting with a critical analysis of the linear and productivist approach adopted by humans to exploit nature, the first part [...]

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Towards a new era with Tomás Saraceno

Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, whose research in response to the ecological crisis regularly shakes up the art world, needs no introduction. Exhibiting in Italy at Palazzo Strozzi since 22 February, as part of his solo exhibition Aria, Saraceno places Man no longer at the centre of the world but as part of a universe where each component interacts in [...]

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‘Cruelty Free’ art

Showing at the Clark Art Institute from 27 June to 12 October  2020, this is the first solo exhibition of Lin May Saeed’s work in the US.s Animal rights, a theme central to the ouput of this German artist with Iraqi origins, will be approached both softly and vigorously, through sculptures in the style of Mesopotamian bas-reliefs, and with scenes [...]

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Humans – non-humans: for a new story

Conceiving and experiencing emotion, intelligence, and subjectivity beyond the human sphere is vital for building a new culture that no longer objectifies nature. The international exhibition Feel nature from the inside at the Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden, is thus rethinking the natural world, supported by an interdisciplinary programme of conferences, seminars, and performances. Among the artists exhibiting: Ursula [...]

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A new kind of weather forecast

What will the weather be like tomorrow? This is the question answered by a new kind of weather forecast imagined by four artists: Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri (Finland), Ane Graff (Norway), and Ingela Ihrman (Sweden). Weather Report – Forecasting Future, the remarkable exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion during the last Venice Biennale, will show in Kiasma, [...]

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