The weather is quiet, cool and soft shows works from different phases in the career of the Belgium artist Guy Mees (1935–2003) to shed light on his intuitive and conceptual approach. On view at Kunsthalle Wien from the end of January.
Dimora Artica presents Best Before by Giada Fiorindi and Federico Floriani. Inspired by the speculative fabulation of the eco-feminist writer Donna J. Haraway, the exhibition emphasises the idea of containing the dramatic establishment of the Anthropocene with the threat of the Gorgons, mythological creatures with the power to turn anyone who set eyes on them to stone.
The work of Zorka Ságlová distinguishes itself in its unusual versatility on one hand, and its extraordinary continuity and internal cohesion on the other. The scale of her formal expression has ranged from classical painting and drawing to spatial objects, assemblages, stamp art, or so-called action drawings, as well as her still somewhat neglected photographic work to her vast artistic tapestries and work in the countryside that moves somewhere on the edge of action art and land art.
What makes us humans is our ability to signify, to create meaning, to accumulate it and to shape memory. Meanings are fundamental tools to the individual and collective creation of reality: they produce a common field through which we communicate, think, easily navigate the world and to exist.
Taking care of a new-born child, taking care of an artwork. Giving the same attentions, the same gestures, worrying not to hurt it, not to break anything. The same craving for knowledge. A new-born child becomes the core of the family in which it is born. Everything revolves around that tiny, precious, person in the making. It is not unlikely to hear someone say “Can I hold it?”, and the child is restlessly handed over from person to person. Attention is given to its head, we try our best not to cause it any pain and to make it feel at ease.
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