|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
|Established in 1996
| Thursday, February 29, 2024
|max goelitz opens an exhibition of works by Neïl Beloufa, Natacha Donzé, Haroon Mirza, and Keith Sonnier
Installation view chasing another tomorrow, max goelitz, 2021. Photo: Dirk Tacke.
MUNICH.- The international group exhibition chasing another tomorrow is devoted to questions about different visions of the future and the respective effects of technology on humankind and the present day.
Back in the 1970s, there was still a positive and shiny image of the future. In the present, a notable loss of confidence in the positive effects of technical progress has begun to inspire alternative, artistic future scenarios. The exhibition reveals this through an extended recourse to nature, the abstraction of pop-cultural references and the thematization of communication, architecture and power structures, resulting in a complex interplay of technical components, geometric shapes and natural elements. The gallery is transformed into a kind of mystical landscape in which natural and technoid elements enter into a dialogue and manifest an alternative future vision of our future.
As one of the pioneers of post-minimal art, Keith Sonnier (1941-2020) revolutionized the concept of sculpture in the 1970s with his use of novel materials such as neon, latex, foam or new media, such as the TV. Based on a selection of early works, the exhibition shows how the artist increasingly experimented with light and neon as material in his practice.
Central to the exhibition is the installation Standing Stones (Solar Symphony 8) by Haroon Mirza (*1977 in London, UK), which combines technology and references from ancient cultures. A solar panel is diagonally attached to a large black stone sculpture, across from which a smaller stone stands in opposition. While tracking the suns movement across the sky, the solar panel generates electricity, powering a series of LED lights and a speaker. Mirzas particular fascination for electricity as a material is based in his interest in music and sound, which are repeatedly utilized as determinative media in his artistic work. In addition to high-tech elements, the work also pertains to ancient rituals, referring to monoliths and stone circles like Stonehenge, which probably serves as the most famous example. Most recently, the sculptures were exhibited in the park of the Museum Tinguely in Basel.
The works of the recurring Venice Biennale participant Neďl Beloufa (*1985 in Paris, FR) combine a wide variety of materials and techniques, which often include visible technological components and digital devices such as toggle switches, sockets and monitors. In his wall objects, the momentous effects of human actions on Nature are thematized, merging fiction with reality, everyday materials with landscape references or organic forms in an almost indistinguishable manner.
Rather than creating traditional illusory pictorial spaces, Natacha Donzé (*1991 in Boudevilliers, CH) drafts dimensionless spaces in her work, poised between our own reality and the distant images of the future or the past, hinting at a vague narrative through abstract forms of cultural tokens. In her works, Donzé deconstructs the power structures of institutional, political and commercial systems of the present by taking up fragments of these orders and embedding them in a non-hierarchical within her own visual worlds.
Chasing another tomorrow will directly be followed by the exhibitions second chapter inventing the past, which shifts the time horizon within the same thematic examination and thus propagates a new consideration of the artistic works.
July 13, 2021
Marvel masterpieces set to make Hollywood debut
New faces at the Mauritshuis: Fashionable Zeeland Burgher and a rediscovered woman artist
Asia Week New York presents their summer 2021 exhibition: Shades of Blue
Charlottesville removes statue at center of 2017 white nationalist rally
'We don't need another Michelangelo': In Italy, it's robots' turn to sculpt
Rare George Washington Indian peace medal acquired by the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Glenstone Museum announces new building conceived for a large-scale work by Richard Serra, opening in 2022
ARCOmadrid 2021 reactivates the Spanish art market
max goelitz opens an exhibition of works by Neïl Beloufa, Natacha Donzé, Haroon Mirza, and Keith Sonnier
François Ghebaly now representing Em Rooney, Ivy Haldeman, & Ludovic Nkoth
Kreshaun McKinney named Director of Learning and Engagement at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Artist Knox Martin pays homage to Goya, a career-long inspiration
The B.J. Eastwood Collection: Important Sporting and Irish Pictures totals £14,187,750
Salon Art + Design returns to the Park Avenue Armory this November with more than 50 exhibitors
William Smith, action star known for his onscreen brawls, dies at 88
SFA Advisory opens its inaugural summer exhibition, Ridiculous Sublime
Brussels Gallery Weekend returns from 9 -12 September
Tang Teaching Museum reopens to the public with exhibition of works by Sarah Cain
Olympic memorabilia featuring nearly 200 lots up for auction
Wes Anderson: The man who made his own film industry
Barred Iran director's son follows his footsteps to Cannes
Roger A Deakins: BYWAYS to be released in the U.S. this September
'Now You See Me Moria' on show in the entrance hall of FOMU
Tel Aviv Museum of Art announces the winners of the 2021-2022 Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art
The Big Night-7 Interesting Buck Party Ideas
How the New Generation is Turning Gambling into Entertainment
How Can Cyber Security Protect Your Business
Buy the Best Pakistani Wedding Dresses Online with IZEMPORIUM
Design capabilities for a successful business
White Kitchen Cabinets With Black Countertops
5 reasons for bespoke tailoring your clothes
Online Entertainment Is About To Change And Here Is Why
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, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc
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 *.