The Schirn is dedicating an extensive retrospective to the visually powerful universion of the eccentric, London-based artist duo Gilbert & George. Starting on 4 March, the Schirn will be offering an “online intro” in German via Zoom every Thursday at 7 p.m. before the exhibition can hopefully open to a live audience later this year. More info here.
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With this major retrospective of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, Haus der Kunst opens a series of exhibitions throughout 2021 in the museum’s East Wing dedicated to contemporary female voices. Learn more and book a tour.
The show presents a selection of 25 works from Gilbert & George’s Paradisical Pictures series portraying a psychedelic and fantastical world beyond the streets of the artists’ London studio. More info here.
Have a first look (online): The British Council presents The Garden of Privatised Delights at the British Pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition: see here.
Have your fingers crossed for 10 UK and one UK-German co-production in the competitions: get info on the films here.
The exhibition Beyond the Pain is dedicated to the universal theme of pain and, above all, how we get over it. The show explores the central questions: What comes after pain? Can pain be a meaningful, even enjoyable experience that enables us to transform boundary experiences into a positive attitude? (group exhibition with works by UK artists Damien Hirst and Forensic Architecture). Get more info here.
The title of the exhibition quotes a protest sign from a Fridays for Future demonstration (“We are fed up”). British artist Jeremy Deller unites actors to draw attention to socio-political issues. Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, played by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, meets several schoolchildren. The children and the composer are united by their striving for a better environment and a better world. The result is a powerful music video for Beethoven.
The UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art, the Liverpool Biennial, returns with an outdoor programme across the city and online events to accompany them. Explore the online programme of new commissions as well as podcasts, film screenings, discussions and more, under the title Processes of Fermentation. More details here.