Federico Herrero
Where melodies dwell

May 24th – Jun 29th, 2024

Xie Lei
Nachtgesänge

May 24th – Jun 29th, 2024
Caprii, Düsseldorf

Hedda Roman, Maenads, 2024

Copyright the artists; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Hedda Roman

Opening Jun 22nd, from 2 pm
Jun 22nd – Sep 28th, 2024
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario


This summer Oakville Galleries presents the solo exhibition Rogue Planet by German artist duo Hedda Roman, opening on Saturday June 22nd. Developing on their recent solo show at Sies + Höke in 2023, central to the exhibition is Oldboy: the avatar and Latent Space Traveller whose poetic dialogues explore the complexities of fictional biography, origin, and identity through AI technologies.

Copyright the artist; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Mohamed Keita

Sies + Höke is delighted to announce the representation of the Parisian-based painter Xie Lei, known for his phenomenological compositions—textured, somber yet luminous—of worlds in-between.

Copyright the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Photo Mark Niedermann

Jun 8th – Oct 6th, 2024
Globus, Market Square, Basel


This summer, Swiss-French artist Julian Charrière will transform Basel’s historical department store Globus, currently under renovation, with a boundary pushing artwork that aims to connect visitors across vast distances, bridging mountainous Switzerland with a Western Andean Cloud Forest in Ecuador. A radical intervention in public space, it invites the citizens and visitors of Basel to become participants and protectors, lending their voices to one of Earth’s critical carbon sinks and biodiversity hotspots.

Calls for Action is the second iteration of the “Globus Public Art Project”. During the three-year renovation of its iconic department store on Basel’s market square, Globus is collaborating with the Fondation Beyeler on inviting artists to conceive and realize new site-specific works of art that engage with the building and the public.

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Paul Hutchinson
Remnants

Book Launch at Art Basel 2024
June 11th 2024, 5 – 8 pm

at the Hatje Cantz Booth, Foyer of Halle 2

Join the artist in celebration of the new publication's release!

Remnants brings together selected works by Paul Hutchinson from the years 2019–2024, including photographs, screen prints, and excerpts from his writing. Featured are images in urban space that allude to questions of class alongside moments of fragility and roughness. The title of the book refers to a group of abstract works based on the removal of graffiti from subway cars, and to the heightened sense of change in today's society.

With contributions by Ann Cotten and Boris Pofalla.

Copyright the artists; Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Kai Werner Schmidt

Opening June 9th, 2 – 6 pm
June 10th – September 15th, 2024


Based on eco-feminist discourse, curator Katharina Klang brings together twelve local and international artists to conceive an exhibition, performance and event program that portrays the park from the perspective of its non-human inhabitants and aims to present it as a loving, interdisciplinary, sensitive and pleasurable spatial experience.

Copyright the artist; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof; Photo Jacopo La Forgia

Opening June 7th, 2024, from 10 am

In the framework of Open House, the Hamburger Bahnhof's Unendliche Ausstellung presents its newest acquisition: a permanent site-specific artwork by Claudia Wieser, installed in the restaurant of the museum. An artist talk with Wieser and curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers accompanies the celebrations, taking place in H6 Rieckhallen on Sunday, June 9th at 2 pm.

Copyright the artist; Photo Jana Edisonga
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Jonathan Meese | Artistic Freedom in Times of Cancel Culture

Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University Zurich
May 16th, 2024 | 6 – 9 pm
University Zurich, Aula (KOL-G-201)

As part of the seminar "Cancel Culture," Jonathan Meese will speak at the University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, on the topic "Artistic Freedom in the Age of Cancel Culture." The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Opening May 3rd, from 7:30 pm
May 3rd – Jul 21st, 2024

Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg

Tropic of Bottrop forms as a reflection on destruction, rampant growth and the emergence of new complexities and orders.

Bottrop's large-format paintings fascinate with a style in which elements of "wild painting" and the development and recognition of structures result in a completely independent formal language. His choice of materials is also stylistically distinctive: charcoal, graphite pencils, metal pigments, rust converters and acrylic in keeping with the colourfulness of the so-called "Rust Belt" of Bottrop.

Peppi Bottrop's solo exhibition at Oldenburger Kunstverein opens Friday, May 3rd from 7:30 pm with a welcoming address by Gertrude Wagenfeld-Pleister (Chairperson of the Kunstverein) and an introduction by Tilman Kriesel.

Group show feat. Hedda Roman
Apr 13th — Aug 4th, 2024
K21 – Kunstsammlung NRW


Nine contemporary artists respond to upheavals in the urban space. The exhibition takes visitors to Beirut and Dhaka, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brasilia, and Naples. Film installations, videos, photographs, and books explore the themes of loss and destruction, memory and reconstruction. The focus here is on the city as a site of questions about the future, where new possibilities for communal life are constantly being negotiated. The “forthcoming“ becomes a moment of speculation about decay, renewal, and traces of the past in what is only just emerging.

Copyright the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Galerie von Bartha, Basel; Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm/Mexico City; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Ben Köchlin

Apr 5th – Jun 16th, 2024
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart


To mark the reopening of the newly renovated art building in the centre of Stuttgart, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart presents sculptures from its own collection with a production by the artist Florian Slotawa. In this new staging of his highly successful homonymous presentation at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen in 2018, the Italian-based artist is shows sculptures from the Staatsgalerie's collection in new contexts and unusual arrangements.

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March 24, 2024 | 3 pm
Lecture-Performance at Projektbüro DFI e.V.


The work of Hedda Roman is based on the formulation of artistic questions in the context of the continuously evolving framework conditions of digital image generation processes. In the lecture performance On Generative Art or How to Fall in Love with the Loss Function, which is followed by a discussion, the artist duo invites us to reflect together on the current state of artificial image generation. The first part of the event, moderated by Ania Kołyszko, will shed light on the basics of AI in theory and practice. This will be followed by an open discussion on the opportunities, challenges and problems that AI offers for artistic practice.

The event will be held in German and English. As the number of participants is limited, please register at silvana.alberti@dfi-ev.org.

Opening Mar 25th, 5 – 8 pm
Mar 26th – Apr 26th, 2024


Andi Fischer opens his first solo exhibition auwee in Hong Kong, presenting new works created specifically for the yee society.

To coincide with the new lunar year, the artist takes on a new mythical creature: the dragon. In contrast to its European relative, which must invariably be defeated or impaled, the dragon has been symbolising good fortune and strength in Southeast Asia since the Han dynasty. As in Chinese mythology, Andi Fischer's dragon is made up of various animals.

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The duplicate's eyes gently ignited a kinship with the other side, and a fleeting thought lingered between us:
I could be.

– Oldboy, Quote from video excerpt by Hedda Roman.

On March 2nd, 2024, Hedda Roman's first fashion collaboration debuted at Paris Fashion Week as part of Galvan London's Autumn Winter 2024 presentation.

The collection, titled A fleeting thought, was developed in close exchange between Galvan London's creative director Anna-Christin Haas and the artist duo and is a timely exploration of the human need for constant transformation through self-reflection, and the growing ambivalence regarding what it means to be human in the context of future technologies.

A specially-created video work by Hedda Roman opened the evening in a genre-defying dance performance crafted together with the renowned choreographer Imre van Opstal, to the notes of composer and pianist, Joep Beving.