Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"What We Called Love: From Surrealism To Now", Irish Museum of Modern Art-Dublin, 12 September 2015- 7 February 2016

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now

Featuring modern and contemporary masterworks from the world’s leading collections by ABRAMOVIĆ, BRANCUSI, DALÍ, DUCHAMP, ERNST, GIACOMETTI, OPPENHEIM, PICASSO, WARHOL, YOKO ONO, and many more.
12 September 2015 –  7 February 2016
Ange Leccia, Volvo, arrangement, 1986, Installation view in Le Magasin, Grenoble, France, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, Bruxelles © Ange Leccia ADAGP
Ange Leccia, Volvo, arrangement, 1986, Installation view in Le Magasin, Grenoble, France, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, Bruxelles © Ange Leccia ADAGP
€8.00 full price, €5.00 concession (senior citizens and the unwaged), under 18’s and those in full time education free.
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Visitors are advised that this exhibition contains adult themes and explicit imagery. Please speak to a member of staff for further information.

Featured Artists: Marina Abramović and ULAY, Sadie Benning, Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Brassaï, Victor Brauner, André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Cecily Brown, Miriam Cahn, Sophie Calle, Michele Ciacciofera, Dorothy Cross, Attila Csörgö, Salvador Dalí, Annabel Daou, Vlasta Delimar and Jerman, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Dupuy, Elmgreen and Dragset, Max Ernst, VALIE EXPORT, Jean Genet, Jochen Gerz, Alberto Giacometti, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Jim Hodges, Rebecca Horn, Jesper Just, Kapwani Kiwanga, Ange Leccia, Ghérasim Luca, Vlado Martek, André Masson, Annette Messager, Tracey Moffatt, Séamus Nolan, Nadja, Henrik Olesen, Yoko Ono, Meret Oppenheim, Ferhat Ozgür, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Nesa Paripovic, Garrett Phelan, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Carolee Schneemann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Paul Sharits, Jeremy Shaw, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, Cerith Wyn Evans, Jun Yang, Akram Zaatari.

Love in the 20th Century, according to the poet Arthur Rimbaud, had to be reinvented. Nowadays, in a world full of crisis and conflicts, tensed between opposite ideals, and submitted to increased individualism and intense consumption, love is seriously threatened and regularly challenged. Paradoxically, love in the 21st Century has never been so linked to individual identity and happiness.
What We Call Love explores how the notion of love has evolved within the 20th century. How have seismic sociological changes concerning sexuality, marriage and intimacy, alongside developments in gender issues, affected the way we conceive love today? How does visual art, from Surrealism to the present day, deal with love and what can these artistic representations tell us about what love means in our contemporary culture?

Drawing on contemporary sociology, neuroscience and of course art, What We Call Love sheds some light on these questions. While we cannot give a final definition of “what is love” we can examine how artists have represented it. Presented in three chapters, the exhibition draws on Surrealism’s idea of love as “amour fou” (crazy love), new visions of love which emerged after the 60’s and the often problematic concerns of contemporary love. 

Focusing mainly on the now, this important exhibition will present a succinct selection of carefully chosen Surrealist works, alongside key conceptual and contemporary pieces, integrating new commissions and other works in the forms of cinema and performance. Texts and interviews from three leaders in their respective fields; Georges Sebbag on Surrealism, Eva Illouz on sociology and Semir Zeki on neuroscience will contribute to this reflection.

Love is a subject of great relevance in Ireland today, as our understanding and definitions of love expand with the changing face of contemporary society. Featuring a fantastic collection of masterworks by some of the most important figures in modern art - such as Constantin Brancusi, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso; iconic works by the most significant artists of recent times – Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, Damien Hirst, Rebecca Horn, Carolee Schneemann, Wolfgang Tillmans - and new commissions by artists Lucy Andrews, Séamus Nolan, Garrett Phelan and Jeremy Shaw - What We Call Love invites the audience to consider what love means to them with a series of talks, events, film screenings and debates alongside the exhibition.
Curated by Christine Macel, Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou, with Rachael Thomas, Head of Exhibitions at IMMA, What We Call Love features almost 200 works, including over 30 works on loan from major collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate, London; Museé Picasso, Paris; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, New York; Fondation Giacometti, Paris; British Council Collection; Musee d’art modern de la Ville de Paris; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Collection institute d’art Contemporain, Rhone-Alpes; Marina Abramović Archives; and from numerous private collections and leading gallerists worldwide. 

What We Call Love will be accompanied by an exciting programme of screenings, talks, events and live happenings, listed below. Bookmark this page for future updates. 

catalogue will be published to accompany this exhibition, featuring five major essays from Christine Macel, Georges Sebbag, Eva Illouz, Semir Zeki and Rachael Thomas, as well as specific texts written by Christine Macel, Alicia Knock, Olivier Zeitoun, Victoria Evans, Poi Marr, Ben Mulligan and Seamus McCormack, published by IMMA and DAP Diffusion, New York.
New commissions in this exhibition are part of the series New Art at IMMA, proudly supported by Matheson.
Presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Official Hotel Partner The Dylan Hotel.
Film series presented in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute.

A​​lanica. The Experimental Method in the framework of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,September 25 – October 23, 2015

lanica. The Experimental Method

in the framework of the
6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

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Dejan Kaludjerović, ​
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Curator: Gala Tebieva 

Alisa Gokoeva
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Temmo Kaganashi Timur Musaev-Kagan / Maite Cajaraville / Tatiana Badanina / Vladimir Nasedkin / Kazbek Tedeev / Khaled Hafez / Emanuela Baldi M.Pistoletto, Love&Difference / Ivan Egelsky / Mikhail Gulin / Sergey Bratkov / Magdi Mostafa
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Taus Makhacheva / Alexandra Mitlyanskaya / Yuri Vasiliev / Dejan Kaludjerović / Ferhat Özgür / Sabina Shikhlinskaya / Vladimir Migachev / Stanislav Kharin / Aslan Gaisumov / Maria Marshall / Marko Markvic / Onno Dierker /Alexander Ugay / Jamshed Kholikov / Aikaterini Gegisian / Damir Muratov / Yesim Agaoglu / Khoroshilova Anastasia / Ana Riaboshenko / Eugeny Granilshchikov
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Homayoun Sirizi / Elmas Deniz / Nazrin Mammadova / Bouillon Group / Savage / Oscar Santillan / Anna Zholud / Aladdin Garunov

​Opening: September 25th at 7pm
September 25 – October 23, 2015

Museum and Exhibition Center "The Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman"

Address: Mira pr-t, 123b
​, Moscow, Russia​

It is for nine years that in Vladikavkaz, the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, a lively polylogue on contemporary art has been going on – it is the annual Symposium "Alanica." The language of this conversation is the experiment, which involves all Symposium participants – artists, curators, critics and even the public, for which everything they see in "Alanica" become a continuous discovery and the trigger point for the transformation of their world vision.

Public workshops, performances, master classes convert the Symposium not only into the space for the realization of artistic ideas and projects, but into the actual ground for educational information. Communication of the artists from different countries, with different professional backgrounds allows transmitting new art ideas, which is crucial for the communication of the older generation with the younger one. In this respect, the Symposium serves as an original school of modern art, the art, which is created today, now.
During its nine seasons, "Alanica" accumulated a large collection of works that have never been exhibited outside Ossetia. Now, the best works of contemporary art - the most unexpected results of this ongoing experiment called "Alanica" - will be displayed in the framework of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in the Museum and Exhibition Center "The Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman". This exhibition site was not chosen occasionally: once Vera Mukhina's sculpture became an engineering and artistic experiment, which was significantly ahead of its time - and up till now the figures of the Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman are perceived as looking to the future.

Organizers: North Caucasus Branch NCCA 
With the support of Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The Department of Culture of Moscow, Museum and exhibition association MANEGE, Museum and Exhibition Center ‘Worker and Kolkhoz Woman’ noncommercial Fund of support of culture Nonprofit fund of support of culture "Art Caucasus"