Schwarze Sonnen by Matthias Langer on Artsy

From 24 September to 28 October 2022,
Opus in Artem presents the exhibition
'Schwarze Sonnen (Black Suns)'
by Matthias Langer on Artsy.

Matthias Langer:
“The sun is actually always the brightest point in the picture because of its radiance. The brightest point will appear in the image as a white area. In analog photography, this does not always have to be the case, because the exposure curve (more light leads to greater brightness in the picture) is not always linear. At a certain moment, at the so-called solarization point, the curve tilts into negative. So, the sun becomes the darkest spot from the brightest point. If one imagines the analog photo material as a sensor, then the solarized places would be a misinterpretation of the incoming information.”

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Enzo Rovella << EARTH and FIRE, la ceramica dei grandi maestri >>

Opus in Artem
is pleased to announce that our artist
Enzo Rovella was invited to the prestigious exhibition
"EARTH and FIRE, la ceramica dei grandi maestri".

From 3 September to 30 October, the Roero is ready to host EARTH AND FIRE, the ceramics of the great masters, the exhibition that winds its way along the ideal path of the Sentieri dei Frescanti, initially involving the six municipalities of Monticello d'Alba as leader, Canale, Ceresole d'Alba, Magliano Alfieri, Montà and Sommariva Perno, to which Castellinaldo d'Alba and Castagnito will be added later.

A unique event featuring works by international artists from different collections. The exhibition, in fact, will make it possible to discover the art of ceramics and its various declinations from the 20th century to the present day through the eyes of different currents and some of its most important exponents: from Pablo Picasso to Ai Weiwei, passing through Salvador Dalì, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Marina Abramović and Maurizio Cattelan.


The 10 Commandments by Dina Goldstein on Artsy

OPUS IN ARTEM presents

The 10 Commandments by Dina Goldstein on Artsy

The show is online from September, 1 to October, 15, 2022
and it accompanied by a Viewing Room during the same period.

In her series “The 10 Commandments” from 2019, Dina Goldstein has created artworks that match a different American president to one of the Ten Commandments. The series wants to provoke visual shock, incongruity and irony and metaphor to inspire a discourse into how American society has gone so astray.

As art critic Sonja Baksa writes, “The 10 Commandments” can be seen as Goldstein´s most controversial series yet.
Its grounding piece, Lincoln, depicts the 16th and most popular President in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. His towering figure barely fits in the otherwise empty school corridor littered with children's clothes, glass shards, bullet shells and blood stains. Yet the sense of mourning and loss emanating from the scene renders him small and defeated.

By extension, the imagery renders small the constitutional principles on which The United States were founded. Coupled with the 6th Commandment "Thou shall not kill", the piece evokes the President's own public assassination and further underlines the country's ongoing issues of gun violence and gun policy. Using her established cinematic methodology, Goldstein blocks the Lincoln scene meticulously, each segment, each prop strategic and symbolic, coming together after a months-long pre-production process. All the while capturing in the singular still image a hint of the storyline that forms the greater narrative sequence of the series. That narrative seeks to examine the socio-political makeup of America through its political icons - the presidential figures that mark the most notable and controversial chapters in American history.

Each tableau features a President portrayed through the prism of their politics, popularity and/or notoriety, further contextualized by a contemporary backdrop, and assigned one of the moral and ethical postulates of the Ten Commandments. These, often humorous, narrative juxtapositions deconstruct the layers of political deceit, exposing latent hypocrisies and challenging the integrity of a system that is supposed to be a model of democracy and social progress. In the context of the series, Lincoln reaffirms the gravitas that lightness and humour in other pieces may inadvertently obscure.

 


Worldrecords by Kai Schäfer at Kunsthaus sans titre, Potsdam, Germany

OPUS IN ARTEM
is pleased to announce

WORLDRECORDS by KAI SCHÄFER

Kunsthaus sans titre
Potsdam, Germany

Opening
27 August 2022 at 6 p.m.

Exhibition period
28 August - 18 September 2022

Opening hours
Wednesday - Sunday 2 - 6 p.m.

The exhibition is also avalable on Artsy by folloeing this LINK


WORLDRECORDS
are the greatest albums in music history high­lighted: on record players that partly became legendary too.

WORLDRECORDS is meant to be a tribute to analogue acoustic art, a homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way – and that makes the photo series so special – it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator: music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one's personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings. The soundtrack of your life.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai Schäfer has developed for WORLDRECORDS contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

The photo series the artist started with in 2010, today includes around 100 pictu­res. At the beginning of the series "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list selected by the "Rolling Stone Magazine" helped Schäfer choosing the most adequate titles. Later on, he went on by himself to add albums that in his opinion should take part of his Worldrecords.

The work on this series allowed him to meet and collaborate with various musicians such as Lou Reed, Neil Diamond, The B-52`s, Joy Division, Motörhead, Metallica and numerous German Top Acts as Kraftwerk, Die Fantastischen Vier, Herbert Grönemeyer, CRO, Die Fehlfarben, BAP, Extrabreit, Die Toten Hosen and many more. In this interview the artist talks about his work and some anecdotes of his career.