INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT — Hans Op de Beeck: The Conversation

In ‘The Conversation’ Hans Op de Beeck’s 5th solo exhibition at Galerie Krinzinger, the artist brings together new sculpted characters, which evince a great sense of recognizability and everydayness in their pose and appearance. Hans Op de Beeck started to sculpt the human figure a few years ago, in addition to creating large and immersive…

GUSTAV KLIMT AND EGON SCHIELE:2018 CENTENNIAL

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918) are two of the greatest artists Austria produced in the early twentieth century. Although born nearly thirty years apart, both tragically died in 1918—the same year that the Austro-Hungarian Empire ceased to exist following its defeat in World War I. Over the intervening century, the works of Klimt…

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC FOCUS PICKS FOR THE ARMORY SHOW

            Since 1957, Nitsch has been addressing the intensification of human existence through his ritualistic performance art, most prominently “The Orgien Mysterien Theater.” With more than 100 performances to date, these staged Dionysian performances are replete with mock religious sacrifices and crucifixion, blood, entrails, robes, dance and nude participants. Religious…

THE FRANKFURT KITCHEN

“The New Dwelling sets for its occupants the task of rethinking everything afresh, organizing a new lifestyle, and of winning freedom from the irrelevant clutter of outmoded habits of thought and old-fashioned equipment” – Franz Schuster, Das neue Frankfurt (The New Frankfurt), 1927 The New Frankfurt       War and inflation precipitated a housing crisis in…