Monday, March 5, 2012

Parallel Shows, Krefeld and Duisburg, Germany

Two shows are simultaneously opening near Dusseldorf, Germany.

Some USA Stories, Haus Esters, Krefeld Kunstmuseen, Krefeld, Germany.
Curated by Martin Hentschel.

"...It consists of a suite of 12 works that tackle themes from the dark side of recent American history. The Mexican drug war, the Waco disaster in Texas, the mass suicide commanded by Jim Jones in Guyana, the Fallujah massacre, and the Columbine High School shootings mark the social explosiveness that can be read from these monumental paintings..."

Read more about the new works, reviewed by John Yau for Hyperallergic.

Fabian Marcaccio: The Structural Canvas PaintantsLehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
Curated by Raimund Stecker.
Restaging of work shown at the Kolbe Museum in Berlin, Germany as the as a result of winning the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture.

"...The continually increasing sculptural tendency of his works has been recently condensed into large figurative tableaus, "Structural Canvas Paintants", due to whose outstanding sculptural quality he was awarded the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture. In his new group of works Marcaccio seizes on contemporary subjects from politics, economy and society. Among them are globalisation, bank crashes, transsexuality, genetic engineering and terrorism as well as the role of the media..."