Mustafa Özel

It takes courage to have your portrait painted by Mustafa Özel. Courage to know yourself. The real, true, warts-and-all you. An x-ray of your soul. More honest a reflection than that of any mirror could ever be. And so while Özel’s oil paintings may be somewhat of a risky affair for his subjects, for the art world they are an absolute gift. Portraits of rarely seen depth and intensity. Viennese Modernism in 21st Century Istanbul.

by Felix Brosius, December 15, 2021
Mathematics and Arts – A surprisingly fruitful interaction

At first glance, the areas of mathematics and arts seem very separated and almost impossible to combine within a given project. Yet, history is surprisingly rich in examples for such fruitful interplays and the last decades saw an increase in both conference- and journal formats to further support interdisciplinary interaction between mathematics and arts. A new event along these lines is a minisymposium which provides opportunities for further exchange, networking, and inspiration.

by Milena Damrau and Martin Skrodzki, December 02, 2021
Painting returns to London after exactly 100 years

In 1922, Gainsborough's painting The Blue Boy was once again exhibited at the National Gallery London for three weeks before being transported to its new owner in California amid protests. From January 25, 2022, exactly 100 years later to the day, the National Gallery is now welcoming the painting back as part of an exhibition.

January 24, 2022
Paintings by an important female painter of the 20th century

In a comprehensive retrospective, the Swiss art museum Fondation Beyeler will show a comprehensive overview on the œuvre of about six decades of the important artist Georgia O'Keeffe starting January 23.

January 23, 2022
Collection growth at the Kunstmuseum Thurgau

It is not only fashion houses that like to proudly present their new collections - the Thurgau Museum of Art is doing the same and from today invites visitors to view the latest works from its own collection. These are exclusively contemporary positions that hold potential for the future.

January 22, 2022
Last special exhibition at the old location

Two pioneers of art in Germany: Lotte Jacobi and Lotte Reiniger, a photographer and an animator, were recognized avant-gardists in the Weimar Republic. From January 22 to March 20, 2022, the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Berlin will present the special exhibition Lotte Jacobi and Lotte Reiniger. Between Success and Exile with fascinating works by the two artists.

January 22, 2022
Völklingen: Major exhibition on the history and present of music video

From today, the small town of Völklingen in the Saarland will be hosting a major exhibition on the history and present of the music video at the Völklingen Ironworks World Cultural Heritage Site. Visitors can gain an insight into the medium of music video, which can certainly be regarded as an art genre - from the big screen to the cosy monitor. 

January 21, 2022
Environmental crisis in focus

An immersive installation about the environmental crisis with sculptures made of natural and artificial materials, Brazilian-Swiss artist Pedro Wirz presents his largest solo exhibition to date at Kunsthalle Basel from January 21 to May 01, 2022 entitled Pedro Wirz. Environmental Hangover.

January 20, 2022
International contemporary art fair

Just six months after its last event, the LA Art Show returns as early as January 2022. The comprehensive international contemporary art fair will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and promises an exciting program. The return of DIVERSEartLA is also highly anticipated.

January 19, 2022
»Next at Christie's: London 2022«

From January 17 to 28, 2022, the auction house Christie's presents a selection of young artists − without selling, because the presentation of the works and the conscious introduction of the new generation of artists to the art market is the focus here. The exhibition Next at Christie's: London 2022 takes place at the Duke Street Gallery in London and virtually.

January 17, 2022