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Paris, Palais de Tokyo: Miriam Cahn’s Vulnerable and Violent Figures “My Serial Thinking”.. and Others


Miriam Cahn, ‘das schöne blau 2021 + 10.1.2022.’ Courtesy the artist, Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe and Jocelyn Wolff Gallery, Paris, Photo: Heinz Pelz

Palais de Tokyo: Miriam Cahn’s Vulnerable and Violent Figures “My Serial Thinking”

Palais de Tokyo, an acclaimed contemporary art museum in Paris, is presenting “My Serial Thinking (Ma Pensée Sérielle),” the first French retrospective of the leading Swiss contemporary artist Miriam Cahn (b. 1949).

Miriam Cahn, who gained attention from the international art world since the 1980s, creates surreal and shocking images of the fragile human form. Her paintings draw from personal experiences, family memories, and observations of contemporary society, and connect to sociopolitical issues such as femininity, gender, love, sexuality, violence, anti-Semitism, war, and rape.

Miriam Cahn is considered one of the most important artists in contemporary art and has exhibited at leading European institutions, including last year’s Venice Biennale.

Palais de Tokyo

Miriam Cahn : Ma Pensée Sérielle 

February 17, 2023 – May 14, 2023


Liberation Films: Starting to Happen, ‘Open Door,’ BBC2, 1974. BBC copyright content reproduced courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved. 

Raven Row: Exhibition of Television “People Make Television”

The Raven Row Gallery in east London presents “People Make Television,” an exhibition of television through March 26. In 1972, the British public service broadcaster BBC established the Community Programme Unit (CPU) to deliver the “voices, attitudes and opinions” hitherto “unheard or seriously neglected.”

CPU provided citizens with a camera crew and studio, handed over complete editorial control, and broadcasted the results as the ‘Open Door’ series. ‘Open Door’ ran from 1973 to 1983, with the voluntary participation of anarchists, farm workers, female priests, office cleaners, ex-convicts, transgenders, and hundreds of diverse individuals and communities.

The videos have not been seen by the public since the end of the program, so this exhibition is the first time they are shown to the audience again, conveying the turbulence of British society in the 1970s. Raven Row is a non-profit art space in London that has been closed for the past five years and is reopening with this exhibition.

Raven Row

People Make Television

January 28, 2023 – March 26, 2023


Changing Out Footprint Exhibition_Henning Larsen 2023. Image Ⓒ Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

An Architecture Exhibition Suggests Reshaping the Industry’s Outsized Environmental Impact

Berlin-based architecture exhibition space・institution Aedes presents “Changing the footprint” with the Henning Larsen studio through March 22. Henning Larsen is one of Denmark’s leading architecture studios, working primarily on urban design and office projects in Copenhagen.

This exhibition attempts to communicate their vision of a more sustainable future for urban architecture to non-specialist audiences. It presents measurement methods and tools for the investigation of the carbon footprint of the existing building industry and provides knowledge about environmentally friendly building materials and technologies as an alternative. In addition to the exhibition, publications, public forums, and workshops take place.

A representative of Henning Larsen Studio said that it is necessary to rethink conventional architectural aesthetics and reshape the enormous impact of the industry on the environment as sustainability has become the most important value of our time. Aedes is an independent institution that has been organizing architecture-related exhibitions since 1980. It has a longstanding relationship with Henning Larsen Studio Gallery.

Aedes Architecture Forum & Bookstore

Changing Our Footprint – A dialogue with Henning Larsen, Copenhagen

February 4, 2023 – March 22, 2023

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