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4. January 2020

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 2

Viviane Sassen begeistert seit Jahren die Modefotowelt. Auch sie arbeitet in erster Linie mit dem menschlichen Körper, etwa indem...


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31. December 2019

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 1

Performance ist eine eigenständige Kunstform, und die Fotografie ist ihr ständiger Begleiter. In dieser Gruppenausstellung werden...


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Top-News  |  18. July 2017

FIVE METRE MASTERPIECE AT TATE MODERN

Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901–1991), My Hell, 1951, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Collection, Shirin Devrim Trainer and Raad Zeid Al-Hussein Donation, © Raad Zeid Al-Hussein © Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901–1991), Resolved Problems, 1948, Oil paint on canvas

Huge Canvas on View at Tate for the First Time in 60 Years

Fahrelnissa Zeid’s masterpiece My Hell 1951, not seen in the UK since her solo exhibition at the The Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1954, is now on display at Tate Modern.

Zeid pinned the 5.2 metre long painting across the corner of her studio while working on it – a practical approach, which also fulfilled her desire to encounter painting as an all-encompassing environment. This monumental work, on loan from Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, emphasizes the power of geometry and colour to create a particular state of mind between order and chaos. Two black voids occupy a central position in the composition and diverse formations in red, white, grey and yellow emanate from these points, seemingly spinning and colliding in undulating waves.

The repetition of simple geometric shapes and areas of vibrant colour bounded by black lines are reminiscent of Ottoman stained-glass windows, mosaics and glass lanterns.This monumental and immersive painting reveals how Zeid fused the repetition of geometric forms found in Islamic art and architecture with ideas about abstraction circulating in post-war Europe.

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16. October 2019

Affordable Art Fair Hamburg

In 1999, the art world was dominated by expert fairs, traditional auction houses and white cube galleries. Whoever wanted to buy...


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7. October 2019

Olafur Eliasson: In real life

Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) grew up in Iceland and Denmark. In 1995 he founded Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, which today...


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