Yasuaki Onishi is one of the artists selected for the exhibition Negative Space at ZKM | Karlsruhe. The Japanese artist will present a piece from the Vertical Emptiness series.
The last exhibition, which dealt comprehensively with the question “What is modern sculpture?”, took place in 1986 at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris under the title «Qu’est-ce que la sculpture moderne?». The exhibition “Negative Space” at ZKM | Karlsruhe picks up the spear where the Centre Pompidou dropped it.
Since antiquity, the history of Western sculpture has been closely linked to the idea of the body. Whether carved, modeled or cast, statues have been designed for centuries as solid monoliths – as substantial and self-contained entities, as more or less powerful and weighty positive formations in space.
Our expectations concerning modern or contemporary sculpture are still essentially driven by the concept of body sculpture, which is formally based on the three essential categories of mass, unbroken volume, and gravity. Whether body-related like Auguste Rodin’s or abstract like Richard Serra’s, sculpture is still and foremost mass, volume, and gravity.
The exhibition “Negative Space” endeavors to change the dominating view of modern and contemporary sculpture by telling a different story. It offers a comprehensive overview of the art of sculpture, which – in contrast to the traditional concept – is committed to contour, emptiness, and levitation. Visitors will encounter what is light instead of heavy, what is not full but empty, what is marked open instead of closed, what is not dense but diaphanous, airy, and light.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th from 7 pm onwards
Exhibition: 6 April – 11 August 2019
Janaina Mello Landini is part of the twelve artists invited to show at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire for the 2019 art season, alongside artists such as El Anatsui, Sheila Hicks, Cornelia Konrads or Agnès Varda.
On this occasion, in the Donkey Stables, the Brazilian artist’s ghostly forest of braided ropes is an immaculate silent reflection of the agonies of trees too often subjected to the violence of humankind. A new installation that belongs to the Ciclotrama series.
Opening : Friday 29 march, 2019 from 5pm onwards
Exhibition : 30 march – 3 November 2019
From painting to virtual reality, superstition to science, myths to missions, fantasies to space colonies, join Louisiana on a trip to the Moon – into space and into ourselves. ARTnews has already called THE MOON the most intriguing show of the season.
This large-scale exhibition at Louisiana highlights the role, the importance and the fascinating power of the Moon. The exhibition presents more than 200 works and objects—and show how the round white disc is reflected in our art and cultural history. From Galileo’s moon map to Norman Foster’s plans for 3D-printed moon bases.
The exhibition mixes art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design and natural science into a vibrant and diverse portrait of our closest neighbor in the sky. We encounter the Moon as a fundamental symbol and as a goal of romantic and artistic longings, scientific inquiry, existential issues—and the urge for political expansion.
With this exhibition, Louisiana commemorates the imminent 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon and also calls attention to a strong and renewed interest in the Moon both in art and as a springboard for a new Space Race with all its strategic and economic implications.
The exhibition is supported by Aage & Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and is organized by Louisiana in collaboration with Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo.
From September 13th to January 20th, 2019
Janaina Mello Landini’s newest in situ installation, Ciclotarama 50 (Wind), is now on view at the Fondation Carmignac island site in Porquerolles since June 2nd, 2018.
The inaugural exhibition, Sea of Desire, shows works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerard Richter, Keith Haring et Martial Raysse as well as contemporary artists such as Jean Denant, Cornelia Eichhorn, Jeppe Hein, Gonzalo Lebrija, Ugo Rondinone, Jaume Plensa, Nils-Udo and Wang Keping, amongst others.
For this installation, the artist used 20 meters of blue nylon rope and around 4000 brass nails.
Founded in 2000, the Fondation Carmignac aims to share with the public the modern and contemporary art collection started 27 years ago under the initiative of Edouard Carmignac.
On the occasion of the exhibition of the BIC Collection at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Janaina Mello Landini will present a work created with boat’ rigging ropes specially designed for the collection. The exhibition will take place from April 14 to May 13, 2018 and will present 140 works inspired by the famous brand.
Download the press release here.