20 May 2022
mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
In celebration of the extended dates of Wolfgang Tillmans. Sound is Liquid until 28 August 2022 – mumok will host an open house and program created by Wolfgang Tillmans this Friday 20 May 2022.
free admission to all current exhibitions at mumok between 6 – 9 pm GMT+2
At 7 pm in the mumok Hofstallungen, a lecture will be given by Wolfgang Tillmans, followed by drinks and music.
Starting at 10 pm, Thomas Brinkmann and Dmitra x Soraya (Kontinuum Berlin) will play DJ sets.
All current exhibitions at mumok can be visited free of charge between 6 and 9 pm. The event and the music acts are open to the public. The doors at the event will be open on a first come, first served basis.
Thomas Brinkmann is an acclaimed conceptual electronic musician and artist based in Berlin and Eifel/Germany.
Dmitra and Soraya are the co-founders of platform and party event series Kontinuum, based in Berlin.
MUMOK OPEN HOUSE & PARTY
20 May 2022
Jane and Louise Wilson
LONDON GALLERY WEEKEND
13 – 15 May 2022
On the occasion of London Gallery Weekend, Jane and Louise Wilson's two-part exhibition The Toxic Camera will be on view at Maureen Paley, and Studio M, London.
This exhibition marks the 10-year anniversary of their film The Toxic Camera (2012), which is currently on view at Maureen Paley, 60 Three Colts Lane. The Wilson twins are also exhibiting new photographic and sculptural work from their latest series Transmission (2022), informed by a residency in the Jeju Province, South Korea, which is presented at Studio M, in Rochelle School.
Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Extended opening hours for London Gallery Weekend (East):
Sunday 15 May 2022: 10 am – 6 pm
The exhibition continues until 5 June 2022.
View the artists' curated route
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
MONOGRAPH: DIRTY EVIDENCE
Dirty Evidence is Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s first major monograph. This richly illustrated publication delivers a comprehensive overview of the artist’s practice over the last 10+ years. The book presents an in-depth visual analysis of Abu Hamdan’s work accompanied by commissioned essays that focus on single pieces as well as on the artist’s oeuvre. Scholarly and creative reflections explore the political aspects of key work by Abu Hamdan, while a complete list of works to date makes this monograph a crucial tool for curators and researchers working in and around the subjects to which the artist has dedicated his practice.
Edited by: Fabian Schöneich
Contributors include: Natasha Ginwala, Ruba Katrib, Andrea Lissoni, Ramona Naddaff, Theodor Ringborg, Fabian Schöneich, Yasmine Seale and Eyal Weizman.
Design by: David Bennewith.
Co-published by: Bonniers Konsthall and Lenz Press.
MAAIKE SCHOOREL: WILLET-HOLTHUYSEN HOUSE
7 May 2022 – 30 October 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Opening today, Maaike Schoorel at the Willet-Holthuysen House will present a series of new paintings accompanied by a site-specific installation. The exhibition will invite visitors to experience Schoorel's associative research through photographs, collages, and findings from the collection.
With a particular focus on Louisa Willet-Holthuysen, the collector who gifted the building, with architecture and decoration in the Louis XVI style, to the municipality in 1895, with the behest to turn it into a museum. Schoorel draws associations between Willet-Holthuysen and Sophia Lopez Suasso-de Bruijn, an additional female museum founder of that period, who laid the foundation for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
The exhibition offers a reinterpretation and reevaluation of women’s roles in the art world, then and now.
Maaike Schoorel on the Willet-Holthuysen House
INDEPENDENT NEW YORK
NEITHER STRIVERS NOR SKIVERS, THEY WILL NOT DEFINE US
30 April 2022 – 26 June 2022
Géza, 306 Maujer
New York, USA
In collaboration with grassroots feminist organizations, Olivia Plender explores how the history of the East London Federation of the Suffragettes has been written. By applying their knowledge of political organizing today, the groups focus on aspects of the drama that relate directly to their own experiences in campaigning against gender-based violence, a punitive welfare system, the asylum system, and for decent housing, among other issues. Despite being celebrated in recent years, the Suffragette movement is only one part of the complex story of the ongoing fight for gender equality and has often been misrepresented. In staging these meetings, Olivia Plender tries to find a collective form of re-writing feminist history.
This exhibition is also accompanied by a new mural and the adjacent gallery features reference materials as well as a book that documents Olivia Plender’s process.
The Amant Foundation will host an event Reading Sylvia Pankhurst with Olivia Plender in attendance, inviting local feminist organisers to revisit Sylvia Pankhurst’s writings about the East London Federation of Suffragettes (ELFS).
30 April 2022 12 – 2 pm (GMT)
image: Olivia Plender, Hold Hold Fire, 2019 (video still)
Gillian Wearing: Editing LIfe
29 April – 22 May 2022
PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography
Presented for PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, this exhibition focuses on how Wearing turns the lens on herself to contemplate self-representation and the nature of aging in the contemporary world.
She has used artificial intelligence and age-processing tools to depict her possible future selves. On-screen we meet a series of strangers who appear to look like the artist. Collaborating with advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, Wearing created a Deepfake by mapping an AI digital mask of her face onto others. Using this technology, Wearing asks us to question contemporary media culture and how reality can be distorted.
'I was very interested in using this technology to question the veracity of truth and identity, which are relevant to a lot of things we’re all in the midst of at this moment in time.' – Gillian Wearing
image: Gillian Wearing, Wearing Gillian, 2018 (video still)
Color as Programme: Part I
8 April – 7 August 2022
Co-Curator and exhibition architecture by Liam Gillick
"Color in this exhibition is always a carrier of ideas. Color is and is not what it appears to be. Color is a vehicle to express contradiction and subjectivity" - Liam Gillick
The exhibition Color as Program addresses color as an artistic medium and its programmatic, political dimension on the basis of art and cultural history exhibits from far more than 100 years. The theme is not so much the art historical context of colour or a media-technological exploration of the topic. Rather, it is about the artistic exploration of the power of color. This permeates all disciplines, not only aesthetically and perceptually, but also politically and economically. The exhibition will feature works from over 40 artists including Gardar Eide Einarsson, Lawrence Weiner, Etel Adnan and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
Liam Gillick is also included in a group exhibition Frame (traced) curated by Eduardo Andres Alfonso with works by Alan Ruiz and Louise Lawler. The curatorial project is part of Interference which presents fourteen graduate exhibitions curated by the M.A. candidates of the Class of 2022 at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) from 2 April – 29 May 2022.