The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Bucerius Kunst Forum opens new premises with photography and video art exhibition
Exhibition view: Here We Are Today. A View of the World in Photography & Video Art Photo: Ulrich Perrey.


HAMBURG.- The new Bucerius Kunst Forum opened in June with the exhibition Here We Are Today: A View of the World in Photography and Video Art. The show focuses on highly topical issues in our globalised society. Nearly 90 photographs and videos are on view that address the themes of identity, homeland, the past, crime and capital. Important contemporary artists including Andreas Gursky, Pieter Hugo, Shirin Neshat and Hito Steyerl are represented with exemplary works.

The Bucerius Kunst Forum inaugurated its new premises on Alter Wall with the exhibition Here We Are Today: A View of the World in Photography and Video Art. On view are paradigmatic works exemplifying artists’ engagement with the central issues of our globalised society. This first show held in the Bucerius Kunst Forum’s new premises thus picks up on the forum’s own traditions – because the programme of exhibitions and events here has always been about providing orientation and food for thought for debates on major issues facing society, on our shared values and the place of art in a globalised world.

Of all visual art genres, video art and photography are able to address current social discourses most directly, which is why these two media are at the heart of Here We Are Today. On display are 80, in most cases serial, photographs and seven videos. The show brings together exemplary works by 16 important contemporary artists including Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Pieter Hugo, Herlinde Koelbl, Eva Leitolf, Shirin Neshat, Marcel Odenbach, Peter Piller, Hito Steyerl and Tobias Zielony.

Identity, homeland, the past, crime and capital – these are the five sections structuring the show, which has been curated by Kathrin Baumstark. Contemplating the works shown here can help us to better picture the thoughts we all have on these burning issues. The art visualises the questions preoccupying the viewer, without however giving, or wanting to give, any simple answers. The aim is instead to encourage people to question their own position. These photographs and videos are distinguished by a very high aesthetic standard, which is in turn contrary to the content; they move us while at the same time challenging our viewing habits. Here We Are Today features artworks that instigate communication, arouse sensations and strengthen our power of judgement. This is art that interweaves knowledge with awareness. Particularly suitable for this purpose are works that condense life experiences, one way to ensure relevance and readability. This means that some of the works, for example those by Shirin Neshat and Samuel Fosso, convey an interplay between the artist’s own biography and universal questions. Last but not least, the juxtaposition of issues such as homeland and crime makes it clear how closely the questions facing each individual are in fact interlinked.

A catalogue with essays by Jutta Allmendinger, Kathrin Baumstark, Britta Biergans, Inka Graeve Ingelmann, Wulf Herzogenrath, Maike Hohn, Thomas Kellein, Stefan Koldehoff, Bernhard Maaz, Franziska Stöhr, Annette Tietenberg, Lukas Schepers, Katharina Vossenkuhl and Jan Wetzel has been published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich (approx. 180 pages with illustrations of exhibited works, €29 at the show).






Today's News

August 13, 2019

Bucerius Kunst Forum opens new premises with photography and video art exhibition

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Old lady discovers Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

2.- Clark Art Institute announces online open access to more than 2,700 works in its permanent collection

3.- Vincent van Gogh's inner circle explored in new exhibition in the artist's homeland

4.- Four ultra low mileage and one-owner treasures to be oofered at H&H Classics

5.- Classic Frank Frazetta painting offered for first time in Heritage Auctions' Illustration Art Auction

6.- Urban Culture Auctions to host Sept. 26 sale of works by "Bruce of Los Angeles"

7.- Sotheby's presents rare 17th century Mexican 'biombo' folding screen in online sale

8.- The exhibition "Inspiration Matisse" opens at Kunsthalle Mannheim

9.- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, acquires rediscovered Delacroix

10.- Bonhams NY Jewels sale led by a rare blue diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful