The contemporary art scene of Portugal / introduced to Greece for the first time
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 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.
A Hall for Hull with "Trois Points de Vue"—a joint commission from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull UK City of Culture 2017—has been unveiled to the public. The monumental temporary installation has transformed Trinity Square with 16 galvanized steel columns arranged in a grid formation in front of Hull Minster to form a new "outdoor room" for the city.
Since the 1970s, Marc Camille Chaimowicz has explored the space between art, life, and decoration. He develops interiors and spatial arrangements as well as various furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, vases, curtains, furniture, and wallpaper. In his work, Chaimowicz blurs the boundaries between private and public space.