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SARAH LUCAS "PERCEVAL" – Sculpture in the City, London, Cullum Street EC3M 7JJ

Sarah Lucas’ sculpture Perceval – a life-size bronze horse and cart – presents a large-scale replica of a traditional china ornament, of the kind that took pride of place on many British mantelpieces forty years ago. Scaled up, the Clydesdale horse is powerful and majestic while offering an unthreatening sense of pastoralism and stolid reliability. The proudly-fashioned cart houses two cast concrete marrows: off-scale symbols of phallic fertility. These giant vegetables are cast in cement, moving the knick-knack replica away from the realm of kitsch, and offsetting the smooth finish of the bronze with a rugged and contingent quality. Titled after a Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, Perceval reflects a fascination for Englishness evident in much of Lucas’s work, becoming an object for public display that is generous, democratic, familiar and accessible.

Year: 2006


Image: Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London Photo: © Nick Turpin
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Christa Dichgans 1940 - 2018

Mit großer Trauer geben wir bekannt, dass die Künstlerin Christa Dichgans am vergangenen Samstag nach langer schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 78 Jahren verstorben ist.
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Cecily Brown at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Life, colour, motion and erotic power pervade the works of Cecily Brown. The British painter (born 1969) is considered as one of the central figures in the resurgence of painting since the turn of the century.

8.11.2018 - 24.2.2019
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"Die Kunst, den Tod in den Augen zu sehen" -- Politiken

Das Publikum hat Baselitz bei der Premiere ausgepfiffen. Aber unser Befragter ist in keinem Zweifel: seine Arbeit hält und bessere Sänger sind nicht zu finden. Der Künstler Georg Baselitz ist die Hauptkraft in einer ausgezeichneten Version von Wagners Parsifal in München.

Von Thomas Michelsen
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"Ignore the boos -- this Parsifal is the opera experience of a lifetime" - The Telegraph

The dazzling highlight of the Bayerische Staatsoper's current offering is an all-star new production of Wagner’s Parsifal, designed by the legendary German artist Georg Baselitz and conducted by Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle’s successor at the Berlin Phiharmonic.

Von Rupert Christiansen
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Livestream of Bayerischen Staatsoper's Parsifal, with set design by Georg Baselitz

Bayerischen Staatsoper's Parsifal, with set design by Georg Baselitz, will be livestreamed on Sunday, July 8 at 17:00 and will be available on demand from from Monday, July 9 at 12:00 for 24 hours at www.staatsoper.tv
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TAL R : this is not Detroit at MOCAD

The intricate, multipart installation manifests the artist’s fantasy of Detroit, acting as a meditation on dream places, identity, and whimsy. Seven large-scale paintings, rendered in a rich and moody palate of blues, depict the artist’s vision of specific Detroit neighborhoods he has never visited.
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Baselitz: Six Decades at the Hirshhorn Museum

Baselitz: Six Decades at the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum is the first major US retrospective in more than twenty years of one of Germany’s greatest living artists, marking the artist’s 80th birthday.
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Huma Bhabha Named Artist for The Met’s 2018 Cantor Roof Garden Commission

Huma Bhabha (born 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace will be on view from April 17 through October 28, 2018.
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Georg Herold – Ironiestreich

Article by Hans-Joachim Müller
Welt am Sonntag
11 March, 2018
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Juergen Teller project helps young people respond to Grenfell

The photographer Juergen Teller has teamed up with 20 young people
affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster, in a project that aims to
document their lives and perspectives on the fallout from the fire seven
months ago.

In The Guardian
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Christa Dichgans: Kein Stillleben - Kestnergesellschaft

Plastikspielzeughaufen im Kinderzimmer, ein aufgeblasenes Schwimmtier, Batman oder Wurstberge sind die Motive in den Gemälden von Christa Dichgans (geb. 1940 in Berlin). Die Künstlerin zählt zu den wichtigsten weiblichen Akteuren der Pop-Art und mit der Ausstellung »Bilder aus dem Leben« in der Kestner Gesellschaft erfährt ihr Werk nun erstmals eine umfassende institutionelle Würdigung.

Piles of plastic toys in a child's bedroom, an inflatable pooltoy animal, Batman, or mountains of sausage; these are the motives in Christa Dichgans's (born 1940 in Berlin) work. The artist remains one of the most important female figures in Pop Art. This exhibition marks the first comprehensive instutional recognition of the artist's work.

On view from January 26 through April 8, 2018
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Dana Schutz - Cleveland Museum of Art

Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs  debuts a new series of paintings by Schutz. Created mostly in the past year, the works reflect the turbulent political atmosphere experienced in the United States in the wake of the 2016 election.

On view from January 20 through April 15, 2018.
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Cecily Brown - MCA Santa Barbara

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal is the artist’s first museum show on the West Coast and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings.

On view January 28 through June 3, 2018.
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Georg Baselitz - Fondation Beyeler

Anlässlich des 80. Geburtstags widmet die Fondation Beyeler dem deutschen Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer eine umfangreiche Ausstellung, die in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Künstler konzipiert ist.

On the ocassion of his 80th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler has dedicated an extensive exhibition to the German painter, printmaker, and sculpture, conceptualized in close cooperation with Baselitz.

On view January 21 through April 29, 2018
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Georg Baselitz - Kunstmuseum Basel

Anlässlich seines 80. Geburtstags ehrt das Kupferstichkabinett mit Georg Baselitz einen der bedeutendsten Protagonisten der deutschen Nachkriegskunst mit einer Zeichnungsretrospektive. Hundert grossformatige und farbige Blätter geben Einblick in sechzig Jahre intensiver zeichnerischer Tätigkeit.

On the ocassion of his 80th birthday, the Kupferstichkabinett honors Georg Baselitz with a drawing retrospective. One of the most signifcant protagonists of German post-war art, hundreds of large format and colorful works on paper offer insight into sixy years of intensive graphic practice.

On view from January 21 through April 29, 2018
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Maniera Baselitz - Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden

Die Ausstellung bringt grafische Arbeiten von Baselitz in einen spannungsreichen Dialog mit bedeutenden Werken des Manierismus. 

The exhibition brings Baselitz's graphic work in an exciting conversation with important mannerist works.


On view from March 3 through May 27, 2018
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Kunst & Kohle. Gert und Uwe Tobias - Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

Im Zentrum der Recklinghäuser Ausstellung stehen großformatige, wie ein Puzzle gedruckte Holzschnitte, die durch ihre überbordende Fantasie und gleichzeitige handwerkliche Askese, durch Humor und hintergründige Künstlichkeit bestechen.

At the heart of the Recklinghausen exhibition are large-format woodcuts created with jigsaw puzzle-like blocks, which captivate through their exuberant imagination and simultaneous artistic asceticism, through humor and subtle artificiality.

On view May 6 through September 16, 2018
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