From March 26 the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle is presenting “A Vulnerable Narrator” the first solo show by Koki Tanaka in Europe. The Japanese artist references the history of “art activism” and views his work as a gentle yet sustainable approach to this movement. The exhibition, consisting of video installations, large scale photographs and drawings, is a laboratory of sorts, one that ties together a decade’s worth of projects, ideas, and documents.
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
This year, the Städel Museum is celebrating its 200th anniversary.
A highlight is the large overview exhibition “The 80s. Figurative Painting in West Germany,” featuring works by Karl Horst Hoedicke, Helmut Middendorf, and Andreas Schulze, among others, including a number of loans from the Deutsche Bank Collection. Learn more about our longtime partnership with the Frankfurt museum, which includes 600 works from the Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel museum here.
Can art activism change our living-together? And what has Koki Tanaka to do with that? Which influence has the “insomnia of the rulers” on Okwui Enwezor and this year’s Biennale? Why is just now the time for an exhibition about figurative painting in the 80s?
These questions are discussed in the seventh issue of our ArtMag. Besides more to Christian Jankowski and his conceptual art, the Japanese avant-garde, Heide Specker’s photographs, Victoria Siddall and new exhibitions on ArtMag online.