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Events in Australia

Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the Benaki Museum
MELBOURNE  •  Hellenic Museum of Melbourne  •  10 September 2014 - 10 October 2019
 

The exhibition: Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the Benaki Museum, offers a manageable, yet complete, picture of the span of Greek civilisation. 

It highlights the unbroken continuation and unity of Hellenism, from earliest prehistory to the Classical and Hellenistic years, from the Roman era to the end of the Byzantine period, and from the centuries of foreign rule up to the revolutionary revival of 1821, and the founding of the Modern Greek state. The captivating progression of Greek art, and the twists and turns of Greece’s history are narrated by representative objects from almost eight millennia, coming as much from Greece itself as from lands where Greek culture took hold. At this crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia, man – despite long periods of unrest and insecurity – managed to maintain the essential components of his civilisation: an anthropocentric view of the world, lively and inspirational thinking and the fruitful assimilation of as many influences as were accepted from its conquerors over time. 

In the exhibition of the Benaki Museum, aspects of everyday life and different sides of religious expression are presented together with documents about the social and political organisation, in order to record the narrative that can be read within the development of Greek civilisation. 



Hellenic Museum of Melbourne Website


Contact:

Hellenic Museum of Melbourne
280 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia


Tel: 61 3 8615 9016

Events in Austria

Shirin Neshat: Dreamers Trilogy
Shirin Neshat: Dreamers Trilogy
Shirin Neshat: Dreamers Trilogy
DORNBIRN  •  Kunstraum Dornbirn  •  23 March - 20 May 2018
 

Shirin Neshat: Dreamers Trilogy
Curators: Thomas Häusle, Gerald Matt

The Iranian-born and New York-based internationally renowned artist Shirin Neshat has addressed herself for decades to the social and political situation in her homeland, with a special focus on the status of women in Islamic societies. At the same time, she has treated the contradictions and tensions between the Orient and the Occident, taking up issues such as censorship, violence, war and oppression. Her work has received many awards and has been presented at venues ranging from the Venice Biennale to the Kassel Documenta.

Kunstraum Dornbirn presents three videos from her current series of works:
Illusions & Mirrors, 2013
Roja, 2016
Sarah, 2016



Kunstraum Dornbirn Website


Contact: Kunstraum Dornbirn in the Stadtgarten Dornbirn
Jahngasse 9
A – 6850 Dornbirn
Austria
Tel: 43 (0)5572 / 55 0 44

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra : Yuja Wang, piano
VIENNA  •  Konzerthaus  •  28 April 2018
 

Haydn: Symphony in F Minor Hob. I/49 «La Passione» (1768
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuja Wang, piano
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, coonductor



Vienna Konzerthaus Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h30

Contact: Vienna Konzerthaus
Lothringerstrasse 20
A-1030 Vienna
Tel: (43) 1 242 002

Bobby McFerrin
VIENNA  •  Konzerthaus  •  8 May 2018
 
Bobby McFerrin

Vienna Konzerthaus Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h30

Contact: Vienna Konzerthaus
Lothringerstrasse 20
A-1030 Vienna
Tel: (43) 1 242 002

Kenny Barron
VIENNA  •  Konzerthaus  •  24 April 2018
 
Kenny Barron: 75 Years Jubilee Concert

Vienna Konzerthaus Website



Detailed schedule information:
19:30

Contact: Vienna Konzerthaus
Lothringerstrasse 20
A-1030 Vienna
Tel: (43) 1 242 002

Events in Belgium

Kehinde Wiley Lit
BRUSSELS  •  Palais des beaux arts  •  7 February - 13 May 2018
 
 
Kehinde Wiley is fascinated by the iconography of the sacred. BOZAR welcomes five stained glass pieces by the African-American artist, centered around representations of vulnerability in Christianity. By combining stained glass, through which light streams to reveal the divine, with a contemporary imagery rooted in American culture, Kehinde Wiley questions our models of society, identity and gender.

Palais des Beaux-Arts Website


Contact: Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein
Brussels
Tel: (32) 2 507 82 00

Events in Canada

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
MONTREAL  •  L'Astral  •  4 May 2018
 
 
“Awase”, a term from martial arts, means “moving together” in the sense of matching energies, a metaphor  for the minimalism of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin.  Six years have passed since the last release from the Swiss group. In the interim, trimmed from quintet to quartet size and with new bassist Thomy Jordi fully integrated, Ronin has become a subtly different band.


Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: L'Astral
305, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal,  QC  H2X 2A3
Tel: (1) 514-288-8882

Events in Czech Republic

Photo courtesy of Museum of Communism
Photo courtesy of Museum of Communism
Museum of Communism
PRAGUE  •  Museum of Communism  •  6 October 2006 - 31 December 2018
 

Housed in the Palace Savarin just off Wenceslas Square and adjacent to Mc-Donald's, the Museum of Communism is the work of American businessman Glenn Spicker who owns bagel shops and bars in Prague. The Museum's three sections, the Dream, the Reality and the Nightmare include secret police surveillance equipment and an interrogation cell, propaganda material, posters and a class-room with communist school books, statues of Lenin and Stalin, a number of sub-standard goods and consumer products that one associates with communism in Eastern and Central Europe and a display devoted to the 1989 Velvet Revolution. 



Museum of Communism Web Site


Contact: Na Příkopě 10
Prague 1
Tel: (42) 224 21 29 66

Events in Finland

Grayson Perry: <EM>Matching Pair,</EM> 2017
Grayson Perry: Matching Pair, 2017
Grayson Perry: Folk Wisdom
HELSINKI  •  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma  •  13 April - 2 September 2018
 

Grayson Perry explores subjects that are universally human: identity, gender, social status, sexuality and religion. He is a great chronicler of contemporary life, yet he favours traditional materials and techniques such as ceramics, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry.

The artist speaks openly and unabashedly about his own identity and there is a strong autobiographical element in his work. During childhood, he retreated into a private world of fantasy, and in his teens Perry discovered his predilection for cross-dressing. His female alter-ego Claire and his childhood teddy bear Alan Measles appear in many of his works.

Perry is celebrated for his ability to combine highly crafted objects with scenes of contemporary life. His subject matter is drawn from his own childhood and life as a transvestite, as well as wider social issues from class, sex and religion, masculinity and the current cultural and political landscape.

Folk Wisdom includes Perry’s important recent work Matching Pair, 2017 – two monumental pots – which were made about Brexit and the battle between those who voted for Britain to leave the EU and those who wished to remain. They were created following an appeal by Perry through social media, when he invited the public to contribute ideas, images, phrases and photographs to represent the things people loved about Britain, their favourite brands, who represented their values and their thoughts about Brexit. That they look remarkably similar is, according to Perry, ‘a good result, for we all have much more in common than that which separates us.’



Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Website


Contact:

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki
Finland


Tel: (358) 294 500 50

Nathaniel Mellors &amp; Erkka Nissinen: <EM>The Aalto Natives</EM>
Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: The Aalto Natives
Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: The Aalto Natives
HELSINKI  •  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma  •  16 March - 9 September 2018
 

The Aalto Natives showcases artist duo Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors who represented Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. 

The Aalto Natives video installation is a humorous yet critical examination of Finnish identity that involves creativity, nerdy humour and a cast of national celebrities. The work reflects on themes such as national identity, creation myths and nationalism.

The video installation tells the story of two aliens named Geb and Atum who return to explore a place they created millions of years ago, Finland. The aliens are especially interested in the society and culture that has developed in Finland in the meantime. The new installations in Kiasma continue the story of the video: many of the animated puppets from the video are featured in the new installations.



Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Website


Contact: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: (358) 294 500 50

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