Composer and musician Yossi Mar Chaim will talk and about the importance of Morse Code in his work and will demonstrate the translation of Morse code to sound.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ax Bear Crow
Artist Yael Frank, who is taking part in Artport’s residency program, won the 2019 Keshet Award, including a solo exhibition at the Herzliya Museum of Art in 2020.
The reasoning of the choice: “Yael Frank’s proposal is coherent, original and thorough. It engages in a dialogue with the unique museum architecture, offers a new approach to language-object relations and responds to the political and cultural state of our time. Frank creates amusing metaphors and situations that overwhelm existential complexity. Her work has energy, charisma and humor. ”
The award was founded by the Bar-Gil Avidan family and aims to expand and deepen support for the Israeli art field.
The curator Anissa Touati, who was part of Artport’s residency program of summer 2018, has been appointed the Artistic Director of Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, whose 14th edition is scheduled for September 12th-15th.
Touaiti looks forward to working to further build strategic partnerships, forging relationships with organizations both locally and internationally, enhancing what has been achieved to date.
The curator João Laia, who was part of Artport’s residency program of summer 2018, has been appointed chief curator of Helsinki’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland.
According to Laia, he is looking forward to presenting challenging, experimental and poetic works, which will engage the eclectic range of audiences that visit the museum.
Georg Keller is an artist and theater director born 1981 in Zug, Switzerland. He lives and works in Zurich and Warsaw. Keller studied Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zürich and Warsaw (2002-2008).
In his work, Keller mainly focuses on the structures and functions of a globalized world and the effects it causes humans. He developed an artistic language, loosely following the postmodern theory of performative science by Jean-Francois Lyotard; performance in the sense of an artistic action and also as economic earnings. This allows him to introduce new narrations and perspectives on economic matters. Keller founded his own company, “Georg Keller Unternehmungen a brand like a friend”, which he uses as a source for artistic research on economics and inscenisation. His works have been shown in many museums in Switzerland and all over Europe. In recent years, he also started showing his work in theaters, where he develops his own plays.
The work practise of Katharina Schücke evolves around the question of what constitutes an image today, in a time with constant overload of information and imagined desires through media. Her interests lies in identites, bodies and the shaping of both. Such as first and foremost the internet, where the background less and less frequently rises through the shining surfaces, she collects imagery from to create expressive drawings through collage.
Schückes work practise includes to also foster colaborations with further experts. After organising ephemeral exhibitions in hotel rooms called Soft Walls Become Water wwww, an intensive collective work has developed since 2016, she has been working as part of artist collective HazMatLab intensively. In sharing knowledge, supporting individual expertise and gaining knowledge in their experiment-based sculptural work with Sandra Havlicek and Tina Kohlmann HazMatLab pushes forward the boundaries of the perception of contemporary art practise. See interview on artfridge for some details.
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