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<P>William Hogarth (1697-1764): <EM>Gin Lane,</EM> 1751Etching and Engraving, 39 x 32,3 cmStädel Museum, Frankfurt am MainPhoto: Städel Museum – ARTHOTHEK</P>

William Hogarth (1697-1764): Gin Lane, 1751
Etching and Engraving, 39 x 32,3 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum – ARTHOTHEK

Vices of Life: The Prints of William Hogarth
FRANKFURT  •  Städel Museum  •  10 June - 6 September 2015
 
In its bicentennial year “200 Years Städel” -  Frankfurt’s Städel Museum presents prints by the English painter, engraver and etcher William Hogarth (1697 -1764). Altogether seventy works including the famous printmaking series A Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735) and Marriage à la Mode (1745) are on view in the exhibition hall of the Department of Prints and Drawings. These visual novels from the Städel holdings take the fashions, vices and downsides of modern life in the London metropolis as their themes. Hogarth conceived of his artworks as printed theatre of his times and with them he laid the cornerstone for socio-critical caricature in England. The prints owe their special quality to the keen powers of perception and caustic humour of an artist who contributed so greatly to shaping the image of his era that it is still referred to as “Hogarth’s England” today. Executed during Johann Friedrich Städel’s lifetime, the engravings are among the Städel’s oldest holdings and mirror the critical spirit inherent to this institution since its founding.

Städel Museum Website


Contact: Städel Museum
Schaumainkai 63
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Tel: (49) 69 60 50 98-0

Omar Victor Diop: <EM>Mame,</EM> 2013Pigment inkjet printing on Harmanby Hahnemuhle paper, 90x90 cmCourtesy Galerie Magnin-A, Paris
Omar Victor Diop: Mame, 2013
Pigment inkjet printing on Harman
by Hahnemuhle paper, 90x90 cm
Courtesy Galerie Magnin-A, Paris
Making Africa.:A Continent of Contemporary Design
WEIL AM RHEIN  •  Vitra Design Museum  •  14 March - 3 September 2015
 
This show seeks to shed new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, Making Africa shows how design is accompanying – and even promoting – economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a close dialogue with related disciplines, such as the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, film, photography, architecture and urban planning. A central role is played by the new media, which made this shift in perspective possible in the first place. Making Africa is developed together with the internationally renowned curator Okwui Enwezor and supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). The exhibition features the objects of Cheik Diallo, eyewear sculptures by Cyrus Kabiru, the photographs of Mário Macilau and Okhai Ojeikere, the architecture of Francis Kéré, the animation art of Robin Rhode and many other creations of designers from different disciplines.

Vitra Design Museum Website


Contact: Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein
Germany
Tel: 49 (0)7621 702 3200

Roger Ballen: <EM>Altercation,</EM> 2012Archival Inkjet-PrintEd. 590 x 90 cm / 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in
Roger Ballen: Altercation, 2012
Archival Inkjet-Print
Ed. 5
90 x 90 cm / 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in
Roger Ballen: Asylum of the Birds
COLOGNE  •  Galerie Karsten Greve  •  30 May - 29 August 2015
 

Galerie Karsten Greve presents a solo exhibition of works by the photographer Roger Ballen, who was born in New York in 1950, but has lived in South Africa for more than 30 years. The show focuses on his most recent series, entitled Asylum of the Birds.

Integrate painting, drawing and installation,these photographs are taken mostly between 2008 and 2013 and capture dreamlike, nightmarish scenarios of complex symbolism. The underlying, often improvised mises-en-scène were all staged in a house on the edge of Johannesburg, using both the occupants and the animals that surrounded them as protagonists. The dirty walls, dented cartons and stained cloth drapes of the desolate interiors form the backdrop to actions that are largely performed by birds. Known since Antiquity as a symbol of the soul, the bird is deployed by Ballen too in its embodiment of an unrestrained urge to freedom in order to depict the unconscious.



Galerie Karsten Greve Website


Contact: Galerie Karsten Greve
Drususgasse 1-5
50667 Cologne
Germany
Tel: (49) 221 257 10 12

Events in Classical Music

Cecilia Bartoli
BAD KISSINGEN  •  Regentenbau, Max-Littmann-Saal  •  11 July 2015
 
Cecilia Bartoli

"From Venice to St. Petersburg"

I Barocchisti
Diego Fasolis, conductor

Festival Kissinger Sommer 2015 Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h

Contact: Regentenbau, Max-Littmann-Saal
97688 Bad Kissingen
Germany



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