Olafur Eliasson Symbiotic seeing, 2020 Laser (cyan, gelb), Nebelmaschine, Lüftungsanlage, Roboterarm, Cello Masse variabel Sound in Zusammenarbeit mit Hildur Gudnardottir Installationsansicht: Kunsthaus Zürich, 2020 Foto: Franca Candrian Courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles © 2020 Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson in conversation with Mirjam Varadinis
(Excerpt from the book)

«I want to have an impact», is one of your quotes that struck me. It makes clear how important it is for you to move something – both in the real world and in the minds of the spectators. What impact do you want to acchieve? And how can art effect such an impact?

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  • May 19, 2017
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    Magdalena Kita at WIELS, Brussels

    21 May 2017, 4 pm, at the auditorim of Wiels is an event to mark the debut of »Californication«, the first major book by Magdalena Kita, published by Snoeck, Cologne. The programme will be presented in a »talk show« format, with panel interviews of the book's contributors and a performance display of Kita's work. Participants include Matthew Licht (writer for the book, Florence), JL Murtaugh (editor and designer of the book, director of Syndicate, Cologne), and moderator Marthe Ramm Fortun (artist, Oslo, Norway).

    »Californication« represents the culmination of Kita's two-year project conducted in Los Angeles and several other cities, consisting of a large series of painted beach towels, choreographed performances with fitness models, and television advertisements. The book connects these outcomes with ten essays from art critics, professional colleagues, and the artist's ex-boyfriends, establishing a tone typical for her work which blurs the boundaries between Kita's personal life, public persona, and the social consequences of sexual politics.

    Magdalena Kita was awarded 2016 with Van Bommel Van Dam Prize at the eponymous museum in Venlo, Netherlands, and completed a six-month residency in Brussels and Athens developing a new series of Byzantine-style icons. Kita is the resident artist at SUPERDEALS, Brussels this May.

  • April 19, 2017
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    Maria Brunner in COLOGNE

    April 26, 2017, from 5 to 6 pm, Maria Brunner signs her book at Art Cologne, Hall 11.2. booth B.011 as well as the launching of a special book edition takes place, presented by Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Galerie Klaus & Elisabeth Thoman, Innsbruck/Vienna

  • March 22, 2017

    SCULPTURES MADE OF PAPER – From Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black

    At Saturday, March 18, 2017, the opening took place with these wonderfull pieces at Kunsthalle Vogelmann, it is on view till July 2, 2017.

    See a Diashow here

  • February 4, 2017
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    Maria Brunner is present!

    The wonderfull book of MARIA BRUNNER, which we have published at January with her real painting, will be presented with works on display from Saturday, 4th February 2017, at noon on, in the Thoman gallery, 1010 Vienna, Seilerstätte 7.

    Exhibition Galerie Thoman, Wien, 4.2. – 31.5.2017

  • January 22, 2017

    A simple truth!

    That’s what Claudia Ihlefeld sees in her review depending the show of the Dutch conceptual working artist at the daily HEILBRONNER STIMME. Jan van der Ploeg is working in the tradition of De Stijl since years with his wall paintings and his canvases. Finally he could sign the sentence: You only get what you see! Jan von der Ploeg has in this jubilee year of De Stijl nearly 20 exhibitions and long before he installed a wall painting at Mercedes Benz Museums in Stuttgart. But the artist draws a line: design has a function, his art work is autonomous.

    Exhibition at Kunstverein Heilbronn: 20/1–26/2/2017
    (guided tour with Jan van der Ploeg: 26/2/2017, 4 pm!;