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Apr 24, 2012

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NRW Forum: The voice of the third sex

As early as the 1980s, Bettina Rheims presented works that featured androgyny and transgenderism as a leitmotif. Twenty years later, she still finds herself as fascinated by these emblems of undefined sexuality as ever before. Using Facebook as her aid, she went in search of young people who feel "different" in their bodies. She then compiled photographs of the 27 chosen to create the "Gender studies" exhibition, which can still be seen at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf until May 17. The models are presented among of a "carpet of sound" woven from their own words and stories, not only lending them a face but a voice too.


MKG: Lost Modernism – sculpture finds in Berlin

In 2010, excavation assistants stumbled across a spectacular art find in front of Berlin's Red City Hall. Beneath debris from the War, they discovered 16 Expressionist bronzes, including works by Otto Freundlich, Gustav Heinrich Wolff and Naum Slutzky, believed to have been lost forever. The exhibits had been confiscated by the Nazis in 1937, defamed as "degenerate", and had been held for lost ever since. 70 years after their disappearance, five of these works will now be brought back to the place they were originally exhibited, Hamburg's Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, where the public will have access to them once again.


Harvard University: Arts First Festival

From April 26 through 29, the prestigious Harvard University will hold one of the largest art festivals in the USA. Around half of the University's 6,600 students are involved in the planning and implementation of the annual Arts First Festival. 225 presentations from the fields of music, film, dance, visual art and theater guarantee a vibrant and inspiring cultural program for students and art aficionados alike.


Alex Katz: Master of Pop Art

Comic-like, bold and colorful – these are the unmistakable hallmarks of Alex Katz. The artistic technique to be seen in his works is characterized by its constant repetition as he alternates between depictions of family members, figures from the New York art world and reoccurring landscapes scenes, while his own wife, Ada, sits as his most frequent subject. Alex Katz is considered a pioneer of Modern Realism and Pop Art, and from April 28 onwards, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will dedicate an exhibition to his extensive oeuvre. In addition to prints and illustrations, his 2011 "Rush" series will also be on display, made up of 37 silhouettes cut from aluminum sheet.