transmediale 2023 | a model, a map, a fiction | Akademie der Künste

February 1, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Taking place over four days, and in-person again, transmediale returns to its unique festival mode. The 2023 festival edition – a model, a map, a fiction – will transform the Akademie der Künste into a space of discussion and workshops, with exhibitions, performances, and film sprawling across the venue. Merging theoretical discourse with social conversations and artistic interventions, the festival will explore the impact of living in the aftermath of the post-digital and how technological scale sets conditions for relations, feelings, democratic processes, and infrastructures.

transmediale 2023 | Out of Scale | Berlin - citywide

January, 26 - February 26, 2023

Alongside the festival, transmediale presents the free citywide exhibition Out of Scale. Distributed and embedded across eBay Kleinanzeigen, Tempelhofer Feld, transmediale warehouse, and the city’s Spätis and U-Bahn, the exhibition challenges the optimised image of the city as generated by the algorithmic process that scales across networks and platforms. Featuring work from over twenty international and Berlin-based artists, interventions explore the city’s networks, questioning our reliance on the technological organisation of the city, generating new perspectives through enquiries into environmental ruin, bio-surveillance politics, anti-colonial resistance, and other-thanhuman identities.

Tiemann-Prize of 50,000 euros to be awarded for the first time in 2023

Open Call: 01.02. - 30.04.2023

The first prize for museums and art institutions to acquire contemporary painting.

The Ingeborg and Dr. H. Jürgen Tiemann Foundation will award for the first time the Tiemann-Prize for Painting, endowed with 50,000 euros, in 2023. The prize is aimed directly at museums and art institutions that have their own collection of contemporary art. The prize, which will be awarded annually throughout Germany from this year onwards, makes it possible to expand the respective collection with the purchase of a work or group of works from the field of painting. With the Tiemann-Prize, a new award is being created that makes artistic positions that stand out in the field of painting and contribute significantly to the current art discourse accessible to the public.

Museum Tinguely | Basel | À bruit secret. Hearing in Art

February 22 - May 14, 2023

À bruit secret. Hearing in Art is the fourth in a series of five themed exhibitions at Museum Tinguely dealing in experimental ways with the human senses. Focusing attention on hearing, which plays an important role in multisensory experiences of art, the exhibition offers various immersive and interactive encounters with familiar and less familiar soundscapes. Historical works and pieces created specially for the show, by around 25 international artists, invite visitors to pay attention to what they are hearing, opening up acoustic fields usually hidden from the human ear.

Museum Küppersmühle | Duisburg | E. W. Nay. Retrospektive

March 24 - August 06, 2023

The MKM presents the German painter Ernst Wilhelm Nay for the first time in its museum history in a solo exhibition that presents Nay's broad oeuvre. His powerful, dynamic paintings are considered a bridge between art before and after the Second World War, between Expressionism, abstraction and a free gestural painting after 1945, and between German and international modernism.

The exhibition focuses on painting and brings together around 65 works that present the stages of Nay's multifaceted oeuvre. Starting with the late work, the retrospective introduces the stylistically and thematically different work phases in reverse chronological order. Nay's paintings fascinate with their intense colours, powerful brushstrokes and dynamic, flat forms.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Gregor Sailer: The Polar Silk Road

January 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Gregor Sailer (*1980 in Austria), known for his complex long-term projects, has spent the last four years working intensively on the Arctic. At temperatures as low as -55°C, he has taken analog photographs in Canada, Norway, Greenland and Iceland. In his new series of works The Polar Silk Road, Sailer deals with the climatic changes of the Arctic regions and their economic use as well as the territorial claims of the riparian states.

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen | Fetishizing the Future. Utopias of the third dimension

December 16, 2022 – April 16, 2023

The transdisciplinary exhibition Fetishizing the Future. Utopias of the third dimension at the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen discusses visions and ideas from the last 120 years. Technical and socio-political utopias are juxtaposed with artistic positions that question them. The exhibition examines the intertwining of technological and societal utopias. It starts historically with the airships and is complemented by 15 artistic works from the Aerocene Foundation and Tomás Saraceno, Nuotama Frances Bodomo, Andreas Feininger, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Alexander Kluge, Marie Lienhard, Jacolby Satterwhite, Timur Si-Qin, Anton Vidokle and Aby Warburg.

Albertina | Vienna | Ruth Baumgarte Africa: Visions of Light and Color

December 8, 2022 - March 5, 2023

With the German painter Ruth Baumgarte (1923 - 2013), the ALBERTINA presents an outstanding female artist of the 20th century. The focus of the show Ruth Baumgarte Africa: Visions of Light and Color in the Pfeilerhalle is a curated selection of Ruth Baumgarte's comprehensive body of work, which is based on the artist's journeys to African countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Interwoven with this monographic presentation of Baumgarte’s works are works by the South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga (*1984), recipient of this year’s Ruth Baumgarte Art Award and hence a successor to previous awardees such as William Kentridge, Michael Armitage, Nan Goldin, Mona Hatoum, and others.

Bonnefanten Museum | Maastricht | Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence

November 29, 2022 - May 14, 2023

With Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence, the Bonnefantenmuseum presents the first retrospective in the Netherlands of one of the leading contemporary conceptual photographers.

The Syrian-Armenian artist Hrair Sarkissian (*1973, Damascus) is known for his life-size photographs in which he exposes the scars of conflict and war. The exhibition offers the most comprehensive presentation of the artist's most significant works created since 2006, including his personal exploration of his Armenian heritage in In Between (2006). In his conceptual photography, Sarkissian explores how historical moments are narrated, disseminated, and transmitted in controversial and very different ways.

Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst | Unna | HYPERsculptures with Christine Sciulli | Squidsoup | Julius Stahl | Philip Vermeulen | Giny Vos

November 4, 2022 – April 30, 2023

The "hyper" in the title of the exhibition "HYPERsculptures" includes a variety of meaning. In addition to the extraordinary size of the artworks, "hyper" also refers to the latest, innovative multimedia technologies that the exhibiting artists use for their large light sculptures. The dissolution of the distance between viewer and the work of art is the common, luminous bond of all "HYPERsculptures". In Unna, visitors can experience how light works, directs perception and completely redefines spaces. Each work in the exhibition will occupy a space of 20 x 6 meters and will provide visitors with unforgettable and lasting experiences.

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein | Candida Höfer. Liechtenstein

September 30, 2022 - April 10, 2023

Candida Höfer has created a new series of works in Liechtenstein. It forms the starting point and the centrepiece of the first exhibition conceived jointly by Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and the Hilti Art Foundation. Höfer shot the photographs, numbering twenty, in the autumn and winter of 2021 specifically for the show. The series reflects the artist’s ongoing exploration of scenes of cultural life and architecture.

Candida Höfer: Liechtenstein will be the first exhibition to span all four skylight galleries of the Kunstmuseum and the three exhibition rooms of the Hilti Art Foundation. In conjunction with more than sixty selected works from classical modernism to the present, the result is a mutually enriching dialogue between Höfer and the collections of both institutions.

Bonnefanten Museum | Maastricht | Werner Mantz: The Perfect Eye

September 25, 2022 - February 26, 2023

The Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht is presenting the first retrospective ever by the illustrious photographer Werner Mantz (1901, Cologne-1983, Maastricht); 40 years after his death.

Mantz is regarded worldwide as one of the most important architectural photographers of the Neues Bauen movement. With the exhibition "The Perfect Eye," the Bonnefantenmuseum demonstrates why Mantz's work (also) belongs to the canon of Dutch photography and presents his complete oeuvre for the first time. Through his visual language, his use of natural lighting, and his craftsmanship, he occupies a unique position in the history of photography; Mantz had the perfect eye.

Mallorca | Museo Sa Bassa Blanca

Alcúdia, Mallorca

In the north of Mallorca near Alcúdia, nestled in a nature reserve directly on the sea, lies the Museo Sa Bassa Blanca. Recognised as a cultural heritage site of the Balearic Islands in 2016, the property is the home of the Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation, founded in 1993, and the life's work of the artist and collector couple. It holds impressive surprises and discoveries in store for visitors. As a synthesis of the arts, it combines art, architecture and nature from different epochs and regions of the world.