Magnetic North — Imagining Canada in painting 1910-1940
Magnetic North — Imagining Canada in painting 1910-1940 | Kunsthal, Rotterdam | Exhibition | 2021
The exhibition’Magnetic North’focuses on the Canadian modernist paintings of artists around the Group of Seven, an artist’s collective that is still immensely popular in Canada. Over eighty masterful paintings and sketches show a mythical, imaginary Canada. At the heart of the exhibition, audio-visual works by artist Caroline Monnet and filmmaker Lisa Jackson, open up a critical perspective on the paintings. These films by women who are rooted in cultures of the Indigenous peoples of these territories enable us to look at the landscapes by the Group of Seven in a different way.
Woven Cosmos — Hella Jongerius
Woven Cosmos — Hella Jongerius | Gropiusbau, Berlin | Exhibition | 2021
Solo exhibition of Hella Jongerius’s work in GropiusBau, Berlin.
Entitled ‘Woven Cosmos’, the exhibition uses interactive elements to engage visitors in the artist’s open-ended, process-oriented techniques, encouraging a critical examination of issues around production and sustainability, present and future. Apart from Jongerius’s research into innovation and her progressive experimental practices, the exhibition highlights her ongoing enquiry into how we relate to objects. Jongeriuslab’s production will continue every day throughout the exhibition, allowing a number of works to evolve during the show.
We are animals
We are animals | Kunsthal, Rotterdam | Exhibition | 2021
The exhibition ‘We Are Animals’ in the Kunsthal brings together a great variety of extraordinary animal creations by over thirty contemporary artists. Works by artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Candida Höfer, Paul McCarthy, and David Shrigley show the relationship between human beings and animals, and reveal how we, as humans, see and try to understand ourselves better through animals.
‘We are Animals’ explores different aspects of the relationship between humans and animals. The works either express edgy perspectives on how humans manipulate other animal species, or celebrate and appreciate animals for being the miraculous creatures that we can recognise so much of ourselves in.
Sculptures of feathered polar bears, installations with wild wolves, monumental paintings of cuddly cats, and poignant photographs of zoos: this provocative selection of works has resulted in an exciting exhibition that offers food for thought.
Steel staircase | Kunsthal, Rotterdam | Interior Architecture | 2021
Removable steel staircase for temporary one-directional routing in museum, due to COVID-19 measurements.
Vive le cinéma! — Art and Film
Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam
Vive le cinéma! — Art and Film | Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam | Exhibition | 2021
For this exhibition that marks the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema.
The filmmakers — Lucrecia Martel (South America), Nanouk Leopold (Europe), Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Africa), Carlos Reygadas (North America) and Jia Zhang-ke (Asia) — were invited to make a work for the exhibition that exploits the three-dimensional gallery space rather than the two-dimensional cinema screen. For some of them, it was the first time they had created a cinematographic installation that explores the boundaries of their work and of the art of film in general.