2018 - 2019
Messengers for peace at the United Nations in New York
The United Nations have acknowledged that art and artists can change the world and help in the process towards peace. 31 Artists were invited to make a work as a "messenger" for peace. An exhibition with those works previewed on November 7th at the Reichstag in Berlin and travel than for the official opening to New York in June (date to be confirmed).
Iran, the collection of the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art reveiled
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, (Persian: موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران), also known as TMoCA, is among the largest art museums in Iran. It has collections of more than 3000 items that include 19th and 20th century's world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA also has one of the greatest collections of Iranian modern and contemporary art. TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe and North America.
8th Socle du Monde in Herning, Denmark
The 2020 edition of the Socle du Monde Biennial explores the artistic universe of Piero Manzoni where art and life melt. Therefore the 8th Biennale will draw a focus on the Italian Arte Povera group, challenging and discussing our concepts of art – all in the spirit of Manzoni. But the Biennale wants to start also a two-way street between the museum, as an institution where art is shown and preserved, and the city, and how art can function in a city and confront the place from which the impulses come: daily life.
Huis der Kunsten to open 2020 in Deventer (Holland)
In the north-east of Holland, not far from the German border, the Europan Institute for Contemporary Art and Science (EICAS) will open the doors of an old school building, with a collection, temporary exhibitions and an archive. EICAS is a privately funded institute, but with a public mission. It does field research in archives, artist studio's, public and private collections and will produce exhibitions, organise symposia and publish reports. The institute will scan and push boundaries and evokes questions without answers but it has also the "archaeology's" ability to tell stories that reach beyond official or formal discourse.