The contemporary art scene of Portugal / introduced to Greece for the first time
The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM) is an exciting and unparalleled advanced art and business executive certificate program offered by three leading institutions with specialties in visual arts, global markets, and business: the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (New York University, US); Deusto Business School (University of Deusto, Spain); and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain).
The Centre Pompidou presents Cosmopolis, a new biennial platform devoted to research-based artistic practices that also reflect a renewed engagement with theories of cosmopolitanism. Cosmopolis highlights a spectrum of creative approaches that are both rooted in a particular context and participate in international conversations, reflecting on cultural translation and the situatedness of knowledge by way of residencies, research, exhibitions, talks, performances and screenings.
The Fonds national d’art contemporain is France’s state-owned collection of modern and contemporary art acquired from living artists over the past 225 years. Today’s collection, assembled from purchases, gifts and commissions, holds over 100,000 artworks that the Cnap is responsible for enriching, conserving and distributing in France and overseas.
PERSPEKTIVE is a German-French fund for contemporary art and architecture that promotes artistic exchange between both countries. Initiated by the Bureau des arts plastiques, a call for project proposals by German and French initiatives is announced for the fourth time. Exchange and dialogue are the main criteria: encounters between artists, architects, and art mediators from both countries will be selected for funding in order to facilitate the dissemination of ideas, works, and discourses across borders. The initiative is supported by the French Foreign Ministry, the French Ministry of Culture, the Institut français, and the Goethe Institute.
The Elbphilharmonie is the new concert hall in Hamburg, designed by the architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron. Herzog is also known for the ‘Bird’s Nest’, the stadium at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The building costs about $850 million and is made of glass, set on a brick warehouse. The acoustics are designed by Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota and an algorithm, and the result is the perfect sound that the audience can enjoy, no matter where they are seated.
The Nasher Sculpture Center announces American artist Theaster Gates as the recipient of the 2018 Nasher Prize. In its third year, the Nasher Prize is the most ambitious international award in sculpture, established to honor a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities
Corpus, network for performance practice, is pleased to present its new web platform, the Corpus Companion. Like a travelogue, the Companion lays out the journeys of the performances and performance-related projects commissioned by Corpus. By subscribing to the Companion, you can follow the movements of these projects as they develop over time and through their international trajectories. We invite you to sign up here and to subscribe to individual projects in order to receive tailor-made information, performance documentation, and notes from behind the scenes.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, Japan) announced Hikaru Fujii as the winner of the Nissan Art Award 2017 Grand Prix, the third edition of the award since it was launched in 2013.