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5000 Moving Parts
2013-11-21 to 2014-11-30
MIT Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
The exhibition looks at the wide range of kinetic art being made now: from work that's concerned entirely with motion and unpredictability, to sculptures that engage with contemporary political topics, to work that brings ancient myth into contemporary life. link

Odilon Redon
2014-02-02 to 2014-05-18
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

Odilon Redon (b. 1840 Bordeaux, d. 1916 Paris), with his cosmos of color, is one of the most astonishing artists of the nascent years of modernism. A leading representative of French Symbolism, his oeuvre—which spans the close of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth—is dominated by the interplay of tradition and innovation. On the basis of paintings, pastels, drawings, and lithographs from major museums and private collections in Switzerland and abroad, the exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler concentrates on Redon’s significance as a precursor of classical modernism and therefore on the avant-garde aspect of his art. Redon’s cryptic and enigmatic oeuvre is marked by breaks and contrasts and characterized by a stylistic evolution that leads from the black of his early charcoal drawings and lithographs to the explosion of color in his later pastels and oil paintings. His works oscillate between eerie strangeness and sunny cheerfulness: bizarre monsters appear alongside heavenly creatures as dream meets nightmare and nature meets fantasy. The exhibition addresses all the main themes and the most important ideas and innovations found in Redon’s oeuvre. In so doing it reflects the diversity of the artist’s sources of inspiration, which extend from the history of art, literature, and music, through Western and Far Eastern philosophy and religion, to the natural sciences.
In his art Odilon Redon sought to focus his gaze on the “wonders of the visible world.” We hope this exhibition will open up that wondrous world to the gaze of our visitors.
The exhibition is curated by Raphaël Bouvier, Fondation Beyeler. link

Play Objects - The Art of Possibilities
2014-02-19 to 2014-05-11
Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland
Comprising approximately 100 exhibits this special exhibition presents the diversity and history of the variable artwork. The transformable ‘play object’, which has also been described in art history as an ‘object of variation’ or a ‘participative object’, experienced its heyday, in the area of concrete-constructive and kinetic art in particular, at the end of the 1960s. During this period artists pursued the aim of getting the beholder directly involved in creating and transforming their art objects in different ways. The beholder changes the movement-based compositions of images, reliefs and sculptures and thereby chooses a configuration that pleases him or her. This turns the audience into a direct player between artist and artwork. Museum Tinguely offers the unique opportunity to experience many of the works in all their variability at first hand within a comprehensive program of more than 300 interactive public tours. link

Art Basel - Hong Kong
2014-05-15 to 2014-05-18
Hong Kong

From emerging talents to the Modern masters of both Asia and the West, the premiere edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong will trace twelve decades of art history across its four sectors: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries, and Encounters. On display will be the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works from the 20th and 21st centuries, by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and around the globe.
The show will also offer extensive opportunities for intellectual discovery, through discussions and presentations, creating a platform of cross-cultural exchanges for artists, gallerists, collectors, and visitors.

PRESS RELEASE - HONG KONG | MARCH | 31 | 2014 link

Gerhard Richter
2014-05-18 to 2014-09-17
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Gerhard Richter (*1932 in Dresden, lebt in Köln) ist der wohl bedeutendste Künstler unserer Zeit. In den sechzig Jahren seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit hat er ein OEuvre hervorgebracht, das sich durch thematische und stilistische Vielfalt auszeichnet. Die Fondation Beyeler widmet ihm die bisher grösste Ausstellung in der Schweiz, in der erstmals als Serien, Zyklen und Rauminstallationen realisierte Werke aus allen Schaffensperioden vereint werden. Zu sehen sind sowohl figurative Arbeiten wie Porträts, Stillleben und Landschaften als auch abstrakte Werke, für die der Künstler aus einem wechselnden Formen- und Farbenrepertoire schöpft. Die Ausstellung vermittelt einen umfassenden Überblick über das Spektrum von Richters Malerei in allen Dimensionen und Techniken. link

Krištof Kintera. I AM NOT YOU
2014-06-11 to 2014-09-28
Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland
With irony and mischief the young Czech artist Krištof Kintera turns art and life on their heads. He creates a new Golem out of hundreds of light bulbs or wired-up potatoes, satirizes our safety mindset with an armored stroller, or tries to sell a sophisticatedly designed but totally functionless device in an electrical store. With his dysfunctional machines with absurd add-ons, he has Tinguely’s aesthetic to a „T”. With him he shares an extremely extroverted and critical artistic attitude that questions, pulls apart or reconfigures everything. link

2014-06-14 to 2014-06-23
Messe Basel Halle 3
For 14 Rooms curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited 14 international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time and physicality with an artwork whose 'material' is the human being. Giving visitors an insight into a more performative and interactive practice, visitors will encounter a new situation within each of the 14 rooms, engaging in a diverse series of immersive and intimate experiences. 14 Rooms will feature works by artists including Marina Abramović, Allora and Calzadilla, Ed Atkins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Santiago Sierra, and Xu Zhen. link

SCOPE Basel 2014
2014-06-17 to 2014-06-22
SCOPE Pavilion, Uferstrasse 40, Basel, Switzerland

Welcoming 75 International Exhibitors alongside 20 Breeder Program Galleries. Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 14th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries.


2014-06-17 to 2014-06-22
Burgweg 15, Basel, Switzerland
What began as an initiative by young gallerists in 1996, developed into one of the most important fairs for contemporary young art in the world. For 18 years, the fair has been making relevant contributions to the promotion of young artists and galleries. The intentionally low number of 66 galleries and the high level of sophistication of those galleries are reasons for LISTE’s extraordinary success, international reputation and drawing power. link

Graffiti Basel 2014
2014-06-17 to 2014-06-22
Uferstrasse, Basel
Graffiti Basel, the first international scientific conference provides a platform for researchers, artists and galleries from all over the world. link

Art Basel 2014
2014-06-19 to 2014-06-22
Messe Basel

Art Basel has been described as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’. Over 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars.
The show's individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week. link

EVA: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2014
2014-07-08 to 2014-07-10
London, UK
EVA London is one of the international EVA conferences (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts). It is an event where people using or interested in the new technologies can share their experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Its focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences. link

IFRAO Congress
2014-07-22 to 2014-07-28
Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, P.R.China

Theme: Rock Art, Man, Ecology


I. Oceanian Rock Art
II. African and Mid-Eastern Rock Art
III. European Rock Art
IV. North American Rock Art
V. South American Rock Art
VI. Southeastern, Southern and Southwest China’s Rock Art
VII. North Asian and North China’s Rock Art
VIII. Rock Art in East China and North Pacific Rim
IX. Rock Art and Chinese Archaeological Culture
X. Theory and Methodology on Rock Art Studies
XI. Iconography and Meaning of Rock Art
XII. Symbol and Rock Art
XIII. Techniques of Rock Art
XIV. Conservation and Management of Rock Art
XV. Rock Art and Megalithic Culture
XVI. Dating Research of Rock Art link

8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2014)
2014-09-09 to 2014-09-12
Hildesheim, Germany

ICCPR2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment and will be organized by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. link

17th Triennial Conference in Melbourne
2014-09-15 to 2014-09-19
Melbourne, Australia
The conference theme, “Building Strong Culture through Conservation” will focus on how the conservation of cultural heritage can help build strong culture for the benefit of society. By preserving cultural materials essential to the continuation of collective memory, conservation can help rebuild communities which have been damaged through war, natural disaster, or displacement, as well as supporting a sense of identity within thriving communities. The conference will explore how cross-cultural partnerships, new technologies, knowledge transmission, effective advocacy, and local cultural centres can contribute to the building of strong culture through conservation. Further, the conference will investigate strategies that address conservation needs in post-trauma recovery situations, as well as those of regional communities and communities who identity is not dominant within a broader culture.,-melbourne,-australia/#.URnn5PKoCLxexternal link

DI 2014
2014-09-17 to 2014-09-19
La Cité-Nantes Events Center, France
The first international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures.
The main objective of #di2014 is to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from a large variety of fields and to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions and research achievements as well establish worldwide cooperative research and developpement.
Areas of research include but are not limited to: Data, Social Web, Digital Humanities, Digital Identity, The commons, Digital Art, Smart Cities, Media and Digital Cultures, Human-Computer Interface, Digital Literature, Digital Literacy, Computational Thinking, Secutity, Safety and Privacy, e-Learning, Business intelligence.
The mindset of #di2014 is unique in bringing these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogs. We broadly invite contributions that describe original research, analysis, practices, and works-in-progress in all areas of Digital Cultures. link

First International Rock Art and Ethnography Conference
2014-09-23 to 2014-09-26
Cochabamba, Bolivia
The number of known instances when the production of traditional rock art was witnessed by observers who recorded the details is quite limited worldwide. And yet it is of great importance to the understanding of rock art production. It provides the only scientific evidence we have of the motivation of creating rock art, and of the cultural circumstances of its production, or of any rituals or practices connected with its making, and of its actual meaning. While the methods of rock art production can be investigated with two alternative approaches, replication and forensic studies, it is still ethnographic observation that furnishes the most reliable empirical evidence here too. Of particular value would be studies combining the ethnographic and scientific approaches, e.g. the testing of forensic or replicative findings by observed ethnographic facts. This symposium seeks to collect the globally available direct evidence, derived from observation of how rock art was made, why it was made, who made it, and in what contexts it was made. link

Kinetica Art Fair 2014
2014-10-16 to 2014-10-19
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Kinetica Art Fair provides a global platform for galleries, curatorial groups, design studios and artists working in the realm of interdisciplinary new media art. Now in its sixth year, the Fair has moved to an Autumn date and a new venue: the Truman Brewery in East London, ideally placed for collectors, curators and the public to view and buy artworks in this thriving and advancing field. The Fair has in a short number of years become a landmark event on the Art Fair calendar and is the only fair of its kind in the UK to provide an international platform for kinetic, electronic & new media art. link

Poetry of the metropolis. The Affichistes
2014-10-22 to 2015-01-11
Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland
Among the avant-garde artists of the new orientation towards reality in around 1960, the „Affichistes” were perhaps the most radical, at any event the most poetic. Francois Dufrêne, Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé belonged, like Tinguely, to the „Nouveaux Réalistes” group of artists. Their creative work fitted in with the like-minded Mimmo Rotella and Wolf Vostell. The exhibition is laid out in the form of a course, presenting the urban space as a place of manifold inspiration for flaneurs, which creates places for encounters with the radical inventions of these five artists; be these décollages, filmic, photographic or also poetic experiments. link

Art Basel - Miami Beach
2014-12-04 to 2014-12-07
Miami, USA
Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park. link

2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium
2015-02-06 to 2015-02-08
Boynton Beach, Florida
Enlightening: the History of Kinetic Art
“Kinetic art was created by artists who pushed the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that would engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art. –Theo Jansen
Although its history is deep, Kinetic art wasn’t established as a major artistic movement until the 1950s. Kinetic Art has been around since the early 20th century but it did not become a modern art form until a few artists, including Naum Gabo and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy began to use electric machinery in their sculptures. In the 1950 and 60s however in Europe, Kinetic Art fell out of fashion because the mechanical age ushered in a digital era and artists began to experiment with computers video, film and lasers.
Interest in Kinetic art concepts dates back to 1913 during the Dada and Constructivist movements. Artists like Jean Tinguely, a Swiss painter and sculptor, were fascinated by the possibilities of movement in art and the potential to create interactive relationships and visual experiences that went beyond the boundaries of traditional, static objects. Tinguely created sculptures that would have a more active presence both in the gallery and outside.
His signature pieces included anthropomorphic assemblages of motors and light as well as brightly colored metal wheels. He encouraged the idea that the beauty of an object could be the product of optical illusions or mechanical movement. The art form flourished for a decade, but because of the popularity of the Op art movement, many artists lost interest. In 1955, however, Kinetic Art became an international trend followed by artists such as Soto, Takis, Agam and Schoffer. link