Münster In a season of important European exhibitions, this one stands out as particularly innovative and compelling. As with the two previous incarnations of the exhibition in 1977 and 1987, the works contributed by the 70-plus participating artists were either outdoors or at sites otherwise not known as art venues-the whole exhibition, in fact, had
Kassel Over its 40-year history, documenta has served many agendas. In the years following World War II it countered Hitler’s denunciation of “degenerate” Modernism as well as the competitive polemics of the Cold War by promoting the values and marketability of European and American abstraction and Pop art.
Venice The Venice Biennale 47th International Art Exhibition I arrived in Venice two days before the opening of the Biennale, intending to get some rest and relaxation before the games began and to reacquaint myself with this magical place.
The Basque Liberties Plaza, 1980. Reinforced concrete and steel. photo courtesy of Tasenda Gallery, La Jolla, California. Photo: F. Catala-Roca. photo courtesy of Tasenda Gallery, La Jolla, California. Photo: F. Catala-Roca. Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida has earned international commissions and awards for his monumental public sculptures for more than 40 years.
Rei Naito, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Matthew Ngui, and Christine Hill discuss the summer’s art events and the artists’ attempts to bridge the gap between object and viewer. Technology was rife in this summer’s big three European exhibitions-the Venice Biennale, documenta X, and Sculpture Projects Münster-but several young artists seemed intent upon interpersonal transactions with their audience,
Carolee Thea Interviews Curator Kasper König Kasper König is the curator of Sculpture Projects Münster ’97, along with Klaus Bussmann. The team also directed Sculpture Projects Münster in 1987. König attended the Courtauld Institute of London University for Art History from 1963 to 1964 and the New School for Social Research for anthropology in 1965.
For the generation of artists born after WWII, Marcel Broodthaers was a hard act to follow. He irrevocably changed the process for viewing and understanding art. Today, young Belgian artists are adapting his strategies. Although he produced art for only 12 years, the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers initiated a critique of post-war Modernist art practice