Samurai Museum Berlin | Experience the fascinating culture in Europe's first Samurai Museum.

From May 8, 2022

Europe's first museum of samurai art opened in Berlin. The museum on Auguststraße houses one of the largest collections of authentic samurai artifacts outside Japan. On 1,500 square metres, visitors can immerse themselves in the legendary world of Japanese warriors. More than 1,000 exhibits from the Peter Janssen Collection narrate the culture and history of the samurai. Interactive, multimedia installations showcase the exhibits through innovative technologies, taking visitors on a spectacular journey through time.

HEK (House of Electronic Arts) | Basel | Emmanuel Van der Auwera: Seeing is Revealing

May 14 - August 7, 2022

Seeing as revealing, as uncovering something underlying runs like a thread through the work of Belgian artist Van der Auwera. In his expansive video installations, Van der Auwera devotes himself to questions of perception – from the mediated experience of a world seen through a smartphone to the images that come from intelligent machines. He often refers to real events, uses existing material from the Internet, which he re-sorts, deconstructs for its meaning and transforms into impressive aesthetic image tableaus.

Bergen Kunsthall | Lene Berg: FRA FAR

May 26 - August 21, 2022

With Fra Far (From Father) Lene Berg continues her work on sociopolitical questions told through autobiographical material. Addressing her father’s life and his work, she creates encounters between a living and a dead artist, between a father and a daughter, between a woman and a man, and between the Norway of today and the country in which her father Arnljot Berg lived and worked. Fra Far will unfold through the four main exhibition spaces of Bergen Kunsthall in a series of narrative chapters consisting of moving image, sound, and scenographic elements.

Konschthal Esch | Esch-sur-Alzette | metalworks - designing & making

June 18 - September 04, 2022

L’exposition metalworks – designing & making, la ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette renoue avec son passé industriel. Jadis nommée «Métropole du fer» en raison de son activité sidérurgique et minière, Esch-sur-Alzette s’est développée comme centre majeur de l’industrie du fer en Europe. Aujourd’hui, une partie de l’infrastructure industrielle est sauvegardée et poursuit son activité tandis que d’autres sites sont reconvertis pour contribuer à l’expansion de la ville. Dans ce contexte historique et culturel, la Konschthal présentera les travaux d’une vingtaine d’artistes internationaux. Elles intègrent un savoir-faire traditionnel et expérimentent avec de nouvelles formes et techniques de production. Les objets sont eux-mêmes le produit de processus de transformation complexes.

Konschthal Esch | Esch-sur-Alzette |Distance. Jeppe Hein

June 18 - September 04, 2022

Distance fait partie du programme artistique d'Esch2022 Capitale européenne de la culture.

L'installation monumentale de Jeppe Hein réaménagera entièrement le Konschthal Esch sur plusieurs étages et apporte une contribution spectaculaire à l'exploration des possibilités architecturales et scénographiques de l'ancien magasin de meubles. L'oeuvre est une installation spécifique au lieu qui se réfère directement à la configuration architecturale de l'espace d'exposition. Grâce à sa construction modulaire avec des rails en acier, elle s'adapte à différentes conditions spatiales et est montée de manière à traverser l'ensemble du bâtiment ou de la salle d'exposition. L'oeuvre prend ainsi différentes formes en fonction des caractéristiques spatiales du lieu d'exposition.

Kunsthalle Mannheim | Rimini Protokoll | URBAN NATURE

July 15 - October 16, 2022

Is this an exhibition or a staging? URBAN NATURE is both—an experiential space and a role-playing game. The new and most complex exhibition project produced by the author and director team of Rimini Protokoll centers on the theme of urban society. How do we imagine the future in the city? What form could living together in solidarity take in the future?

A world of different urban spaces comes together in the exhibition spaces of Kunsthalle Mannheim and have the effect of a walk-in labyrinth. This interactive installation opens up new perspectives, encourages visitors to break out of their own realities, and facilitates unexpected experiences. In video walks visitors engage actively with the work.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin | naturstrukturabstrakt

July 23 - September 11, 2022

The exhibition brings together works that push the possibilities of abstraction in photography to their extreme. Works by both well-known artists and completely unknown photographers are linked together via their generating of highly graphic or painterly forms from nature. As varied as the photographers' approaches are to their respective subject matter, the works in the exhibition naturstrukturabstrakt have one thing in common: in the peripheral zone of abstraction, the original subject can only be conjectured. A group exhibition with Martin Anders, Thomas Anschütz, Manuela Höfer, Michaela Maria Langenstein, Nadine Poulain and Werner Prinz.

Greek Pavilion | La Biennale di Venezia | Loukia Alavanou: Oedipus In Search Of Colonus

April 23 - November 27, 2022

Greek artist Loukia Alavanou presents her 360-degree VR film Oedipus In Search Of Colonus at the Greek Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. In Alavanou's film, the plot of Sophocles' last, nearly 2500-year-old drama Oedipus in Colonus is translated into the present by the artist. Using amateur actors from a Roma community living in a shantytown just outside modern-day Athens, Alavanou's VR film retells the plot of the ancient drama.

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ROOSEN-TRINKS COLLECTION | Wittkiel, Schleswig-Holstein | PORTRAITS – MASKS – DISGUISES

April 25 – May 30, 2022

The ROOSEN-TRINKS COLLECTION with over 500 contemporary works of art by national and international artists moves to the north of Schleswig-Holstein. On April 24, 2022, the collector invites for the first time together with KUNST für ANGELN e.V. to the exhibition PORTRAITS - MASKS - DISGUISES at Wittkielhof to discover her collection and escape from everyday life.
With her collection of contemporary art and especially through her OPEN HOUSE events, the collector has enriched the Berlin art and culture scene for over 15 years. Since many years, Ingrid Roosen-Trinks has also shared a great love for the region of the Angeln peninsula in the north of Schleswig-Holstein, where she is now founding the association KUNST für ANGELN e.V.

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Berlin | Herta Müller. Untrodden Paths. Painting, Drawing, Photography

April 30 - July 17, 2022

For the first time, the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung presents with the exhibition of Herta Müller the medial spectrum of painting and thus expands the dialogue with Alfred Ehrhardt's work. It is a little-known fact that Ehrhardt was a Dessau Bauhaus-influenced painter and art teacher before becoming a photographer and filmmaker following his dismissal by the Nazis from his teaching duties at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg.

Painter Herta Müller (b. 1955) lives and works in Berlin and near Loro Ciuffena in the Tuscan mountains. Her house is surrounded by nature, whose elements she studies extensively. Fascinated by the hues of the Mediterranean light, she pays special attention to the watery reflections of the Ciuffena, a mountain river.

Kunsthalle Mannheim | Hanna Nagel

April 8 - July 3, 2022

With the exhibition Hanna Nagel (1907-1975), the Kunsthalle Mannheim presents an artist who is not entirely unknown in art history, but whose work has hardly been exhibited so far. Thus, the current exhibition is an important step for the rediscovery of this exceptional position. Nagel has dealt intensively and in a differentiated manner with the relationship between men and women, role models, and the conflict between professional activity and motherhood. In her work, she deals with socially relevant questions that are timeless and still explosive today.

Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) | Berlin | Filip Markiewicz. Ultrasocial Pop

April 8 - June 12, 2022

For artist Filip Markiewicz, Ultrasocial Pop is first of all the new album title of Raftside, the artist's musical alter ego, released in September 2021 on the Berlin label Grzegorzki Records. Beyond that, it is a large-scale and wide-ranging art project that will be realized in different places and at different times. From April 8 to June 12, 2022, the Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) will present the exhibition of the same name, Ultrasocial Pop and become part of the project cosmos.

TÜBKE MONUMENTAL | KUNSTKRAFTWERK | Leipzig

March 11 – December 31, 2022

KUNSTKRAFTWERK initiated and is now presenting TÜBKE MONUMENTAL, offering an utterly new way of looking at one of the most important works of twentieth-century figurative painting, Werner Tübke’s Frühbürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland. Using the latest digitization technologies, the monumental Peasants' War panorama will be preserved for coming generations and will once again be visible to a wide public.

The immersive multimedia installation THE GREAT CIRCLE by new media artist Franz Fischnaller is a homage to Tübke's monumental painting. Selected scenes glide across the walls of the KUNSTKRAFTWERK in a brilliant resolution.

TÜBKE TOUCH – a cloud-based ArtCentrica application makes it possible to zoom in on the work and an immediate and intensive engagement with the work.

Art Düsseldorf 2022 convinces online and on site

The art fair achieved a positive balance with hybrid format

The fourth Art Düsseldorf successfully positioned itself as the first hybrid art fair. The wide range of services and outstanding stand presentations impressed collectors and visitors alike. The public enjoyed outstanding works and museum-quality presentations. The galleries reported very good sales and were pleased with both institutional interest and the amount of collectors eager to buy.

Art Düsseldorf is looking forward to the next fair from 30.03. – 02.04.2023.

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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.

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen | Relationship status: unclear. Art and literature at Lake Constance

December 17 - November 6, 2022

From the 19th century to the present, the reciprocal network of relationships between art and literature on Lake Constance is being examined for the first time across countries and genres. The exhibition shows how numerous artists and writers realized joint projects and supported each other. These new synergies are inserted into the exhibition in the context of the inspiring networks. The Zeppelin Museum is presenting around 200 exhibits and, in addition to works by Otto Dix and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, is also showing little-known exhibits by artists who are mainly known for their literary work, such as the silhouettes by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff or the Lake Constance watercolours by Hermann Hesse.

Centre for International Light Art | Unna | Fascination Light

October 29 - August 07, 2022

On the occasion of the anniversary, director John Jaspers invites visitors to a particularly spectacular exhibition that not only introduces them to the "Fascination Light" in purely visual terms, but also touches all the senses. On display will be the work Chaos Incarnate by the artist Adela Andea (US), who is known for her unusual, technoid light sculptures, as well as Spectrum (Frame Version) by Olivier Ratsi (FR), which confronts the visitor with a series of 20 LED frames that seem to float in space one behind the other with mathematical precision. The third highlight of the exhibition is the audio-visual collaborative work Plane Scape by the four artists' Wolf Bittner (DE), Lyndsey Housden (UK), Yoko Seyama (JP) and Jeroen Uyttendaele (BE).

It’s not about the Money | Manuela Alexejew & Thomas Kausch

Steidl Verlag, November 2021

The Berlin art collector MANUELA ALEXEJEW talks abouther eventful life and offers a rare insight into the inner sanctuary of the international art world. Following countless one-on-one interviews, tv journalist and writer Thomas Kausch has captured the stories that connect Manuela with her acquisitions. The result is unexpected and refreshing: the biography of a collector as seen through the prism of her collection. Manuela’s fascinating story provides a rare and personal insight into the esoteric world of international art collectors.