Showing posts from June, 2017

Documenta 14 Kassel Highlights

By Enrico on 9. June 2017
Some highlights from Documenta 14 in Kassel, including works by Pélagie Gbaguidi, Pawel Filonow, Alina Szapocznikow, Nilima Sheikh, Cecilia Vicuna, Otobong Nkanga, Rosalind Nashashibi, Christos Papoulias, Mattin, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Mirjam Cahn, Alvin Lucier, Jugoexport, Marta Minujin, Ibrahim Mahama, Beau Dick, and others, filmed during the first Preview day June 8, 2017.

"Unpacking the Collection" curated by Philipp Kaiser, an exhibition of the permanent collection, and "The Wig Museum" a site specific, solo exhibition by Jim Shaw, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Marciano Foundation
4357 Wilshire Boulevard,  Los Angeles, CA 90010

Los Angeles has a new art space for contemporary art, and it definitely lives up to expectations of a world class art collection of contemporary art. Housed in a former masonic temple, the Marciano Art Foundation does an excellent job at both displaying contemporary art, and honoring the former tenants,The Freemasons, in which used it as the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.

The moment you arrive at the Marciano Art Foundation, the Freemasons are there. The building itself is covered with symbols that represents various aspects of Freemason thought and beliefs. During the renovation and transformation of the monumental ‪Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, a rich array of material culture was discovered—furniture, stage sets, robes backdrops, costumes, wigs and regalia—left behind by the building’s original owners, Freemasons, a worldwide fraternal order dating back to the eighteenth century. So …