The fact that at the moment art cannot be experienced in museums, galleries, and exhibitions should not mean that we do without it completely. Numerous artists, galleries and museums are developing digital alternatives for artistic spaces and insights into artistic practice. As long as art institutions and art events remain closed for the foreseeable future, here is a first small selection of the many wonderful alternatives that are now available online—so that in the coming weeks we can all temporarily keep the physical distance while remaining closely connected through art:
Live Online Tours of the König
The Gallery owner Johann König leads live via Instagram with artists from his programme through the rooms of his gallery in the former church St. Agnes. His social media community can thus stay close to the direct exchange with the artists and their works. Questions can be asked live here! The online tours were launched by the artist Jorinde Voigt, followed by Jeppe Hein, Michael Elmgreen from the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, as well as Tatsuya Yamasaki at the galleries site in Tokyo through the exhibition of Anselm Reyle, continuing with Alicia Kwade (Saturday, 21 March 2020, 10am)—stay tuned for further tours..
Work of the Month from the Julia Stoschek Collection
With ‘Close-Up – Werk des Monats‘, the Julia Stoschek Collection has already partially launched a project that has been planned for some time, in which one video work from the collection receives full attention. Viewers have the opportunity to view a work in full length on their own screen via the collection’s website. Tobias Zielony starts with ‘Maskirovka’ (2017), a stop-motion work consisting of over 5400 individual photographs that Zielony has assembled into a video. In stroboscopic flickering, the footage shows the techno and queer scene in Kiev during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. And in addition to the Work of the Month, the inexhaustible collection archive is also worth a visit—here you can browse through the collection for many hours.