EDDIE MARTINEZ: Vanitas – Contemporary Reflections on Love and Death
The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
Taking works from the prolific collection of Stéphane Janssen, The Phoenix Art Museum has brought together an exhibition which considers the pictorial trope of vanitas. At once celebrating and regretting the transient nature of the earthly sphere, the vanitas has continued to be an important symbol in art since its emergence in Northern Europe in the 16th Century.
JESSICA JACKSON HUTCHINS: Living in the Material World
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Jessica Jackson Hutchins is included in the group exhibition Living in the Material World, which has recently opened at the Galerie in Taxispalais in Innsbruck, Austria, having toured from the Kunstmuseen Krefeld in Germany. The exhibition focuses on a concern for materiality in contemporary art, considering this within the context of a digitised, ‘post-material’ world.
The twelve artists featured have been chosen for their appropriation of tangible material as a means of creating and exploring visual narratives. Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ is represented by her sculpture Venus, 2013.
FIONA RAE: Weltenbummler
Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Fiona Rae’s Wonderland, 2004 is featured in group exhibition Weltenbummler at The Essl Museum, in Klosterneuburg. Initiated by the museum’s education
team, it showcases works from the collection not previously displayed in public. The German term Weltenbummler (approximately translated as ‘globetrotter’)
combines the yearning for distant lands, the curiosity for novel sights and the joy of discovery. Curated by Andreas Hoffner.
FIONA RAE: As I run and run, happiness comes closer
Hôtel Beaubrun, Paris, France
Presented for the first time, the collection of Laurent Dumas has taken up residence in a 17th Century mansion; the Hôtel Beaubrun in the Marais, Paris. Invited to select from the works in the collection, curator Jérôme Sans has imagined an exhibition that presents itself as the first lines of a possible story, written with the artists. Included in this selection is Fiona Rae’s eponymous painting, As I run and run, happiness comes closer, 2008.