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The Getty Research Institute announced today that Fiona Tan will be the artist in residence for its 2016–2017 Scholars Program. Operating under the theme of “Art and Anthropology,” the institute’s annual research program will host 46 scholars alongside Tan at the Getty Center and Villa in Los Angeles. While there, the group will make use of the Getty collections, conducting various research projects about such topics as Pueblo architecture, luxury objects in Aztec Mexico, and graffiti.
Tan grew up in Australia before moving to Amsterdam, where she currently works. Her film and video work revolves around issues of identity, often related to globalization and the effects such a homogenizing cultural force can have on collective histories and memory.
Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu
Camden Arts Centre, London
19 June – 18 September 2016
Polly Apfelbaum’s works Blue Alphabet (2015) and Compulsory Figures (1996) will be featured in Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu. Bringing together over sixty international artists working in diverse media, this exhibition places antique West African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries amongst contemporary works and new commissions.
Festival de Luz y Vanguardia
Church of the Convent of San Esteban, Salamanca, Spain
12 – 16 June 2016
Anna Barriball will present her work Daylight (2013) projected on the facade of the Church of the Convent of San Esteban. The work projects the shadows of trembling leaves swaying in real time, tinted with yellow bright sunlight. In this installation the natural world infiltrates the facade of the Church, transforming it and interacting with the lush surrounding vegetation.
Art Basel | Film
Stadtkino Basel, Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel
15 June, 20:30 – 22:10
Free access with Art Basel VIP card
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh
17 June, 20:40 at Odeon 4
21 June, 15:45 at Filmhouse 3
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
28 June, 18:30 followed by a Skype Q&A with the artist
Black Circle Square at Emscherkunst
4 June – 18 September 2016
Emscherkunst presents contemporary art in the city and its natural surroundings for the third time in summer 2016. This year it will take place along a 50km-long Art Trail stretching between the cities of Holzwickede, Dortmund, Castrop-Rauxel, Recklinghausen and Herne.
Borrowing from the Russian-Ukrainian painter Kazimir Malevich, Massimo Bartolini will crease a performative sculpture titled Black Circle Square. With this work Bartolini connects the river, Emscher’s history and the Ruhr areas industrial landscape with Malevich’s works. Bartolini’s sculptural version of the painting Black Circle takes the form of a circular pool on a white plateau.
Please note that Black Circle Square will open at Emscherkunst in mid-August.
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