Marcellvs L. at MAC Lyon - Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (06/19/2014)
'Imagine Brazil' is the fourth exhibition in the series focusing on a country's art scene. The Brazilian art history is well documented, especially the Brazilian modernism, such as Concrete, Neoconcrete and Tropicália movement, which developed independently but also in deep dialogue with modernist tendencies in Europe and North America. Artists such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape and Ernesto Neto, are all part of the international modernist and artistic heritage and are all internationally recognized. In parallel with this great modernist tradition is also an explicit Brazilian conceptual art that was less dogmatic and structuralist than their counterparts in Europe and North America, but more open, more poetic, more politically engaged, as we can see in the works of Cildo Meireles and Vik Muniz.
With 'Imagine Brazil' the curators wants to showcase a diverse picture of what is happening in Brazilian contemporary art. 14 young artists are selected for what they perceive as important representatives of the emerging art scene in Brazil, but also in terms of their international significance. In addition to showcase the young artists the exhibition wishes to put their artistic expression in a historical context. Therefore, each of them was asked to choose an older artist, which they consider important for Brazilian contemporary art, to accompany them in the exhibition.
Dates: 05 June - 17 August 2014 Opening: 04 June 2014
The Sprengel Museum Hannover, the kestnergesellschaft and the Kunstverein Hannover together present an overview exhibition of the international, contemporary art scene in Germany under the title "Made in Germany Zwei".
The exhibition presents from 17 May to 19 August 2012 about 40 pathbreaking positions of a younger generation of international artists, who live and work in Germany. With this exhibition the three institutions of Hannover continue the successful show "Made in Germany" from the year 2007.
For "Made in Germany Zwei" the idea of "Made in Germany" was advanced by a team of curators of all three institutions: The exhibiton will be curated by all of the three institutions. Many of the artists developped new workings especially for "Made in Germany Zwei".