Monthly archives of “July 2018

Machines à penser at Fondazione Prada, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, through November 25, 2018

“This exhibition explores the correlation between conditions of exile, escape and retreat and physical or mental places which favor reflection, thought and intellectual production. “Machines à penser” focuses on three major philosophers of the 20th  century: Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). The latter… Read More

The Face of Dynasty: Royal Crests from Western Cameroon at The Met Fifth Avenue, through September 3, 2018

“Four monumental tsesah crests created by Bamileke master sculptors of Western Cameroon are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though only a small number of pre-colonial tsesah crests survive today, the genre has a prominent place in the repertory of sculpture from sub-Saharan Africa. The grandeur and originality of… Read More

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at The Museum of Modern Art, July 15, 2018–January 13, 2019

“Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 is the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of architectural work from Yugoslavia that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. The exhibition investigates architecture’s capacity to produce a shared civic space and common history in… Read More

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art at Whitney Museum of American Art, July 13 – September 30, 2018

“Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay investigates the complex ways in which Indigenous American notions of construction, land, space, and cosmology are represented in contemporary art. The exhibition highlights the work of seven established and emerging Latinx artists based in the United States and Puerto Rico (Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people… Read More

John Bock: The Next Quasi-Complex at Fondazione Prada, July 18 – September 24, 2018

“Conceived by the German artist John Bock (Gribbohm, 1965; lives and works in Berlin) for the Podium exhibition space, the project reflects his own practice that freely employs performative elements with audience engagement, installation, environment among others. His performances, called “lectures” by the artist himself, parody academic presentations and… Read More