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Explore the work of artist Stephan Dillemuth being displayed at Lenbachhaus

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The Lenbachhaus museum in Munich is currently showcasing the captivating exhibition from German artist and professor Stephan Dillemuth. A former student of the Art Academy in Munich and Dusseldorf Art Academy, Dillemuth works with an array of mediums such as videos, installations, performances and paintings. Intriguingly the root of the artist’s work revolves around his questioning of the role that artists play in the industry and within society. Using the term ‘bohemistic’ to describe his open-ended research method, he explores a range of artistic life such as the German life reform movement, Munichs Bohemia just before the turn of the century and the institution of the art school to uncover their meaning. On display are the current sculptures from the artist as well as early pictures dating from 1979-1984.

Visitors may notice throughout the exhibition two motifs that Dillemuth has used in many contexts, the goat and cogwheel. The cogwheel has appeared in his work over the past 17 years, standing for a small cog in the big machine of the system. The goat on the other hand may represent the artists alter ego or ally. These two subjects come together in the installation The Goat Carousel and is both a personal and systematic object, projecting various works Dillemuth created in the 80’s while in Chicago. One area of the exhibition showcases three examples of work from his time as a student at Dusseldorf, a period when he began painting his so-called Bavarian Paintings in 1979. The paintings are based on regionally specific kitsch postcards of couples and children in traditional dress, which are still in print today.

Lenbachhaus will be housing the exhibition until September 9th, photos and a more detailed insight into the story of Stephan Dillemuth and the displays can be found in the CloudGuide app!



Take a trip and discover the wonderful world of primates at the Museum of Natural Sciences

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This immersive exhibition, running until August 26th, allows visitors to explore the diverse range of primates that the world offers, through lively and artistic taxidermy, atmospheric lighting and natural décor. The exhibition, created by the Belgium Museum of Natural Sciences and in partnership with the Parque de las Ciencias (Grenada), allows you to get up close with primates to gain a sense of their power, agility and intelligence. Displays are skilfully designed through the use of natural scenes of which these species were once a part of, allowing the imagination to run wild, no doubt kids will be amazed at what they see and so works great as a family day out. Interactive activities for the whole family such as digital games and incredible imagery will transport visitors into the world of primates, providing knowledge and insight into these incredible animals.

Thanks to the thorough layout of the exhibition visitors will feel as though they are being taken on a journey, escaping their day to day life to explore the world of more than 60 species. It is a chance for individuals to really appreciate these primates by discovering their behaviourisms, how they live, communicate and use tools to obtain food. The exhibit gives us, their close relatives, a thorough understanding and awareness into how we can ensure they remain a significant part of this planet for years to come. It should be noted that the specimens presented were not killed for the exhibition or taken from their natural habitat.

Uncover the guide on our app, a tour that will take you on an adventure in the discovery of these fantastic primates!



A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings – An Intriguing exhibition

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Known internationally since 1965 for their original and ambitious projects and as one of the UK’s most prominent contemporary art galleries, Modern Art Oxford together with Drawing Room are presenting the temporary group exhibition, A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings. Running from June 16th – September 9th the exhibition celebrates and delves into the power that traditional drawing still holds in the age of mass media, an era that has left many of us digitally exhausted. A Slice through the World exhibits the work of 14 international artists who are committed to the materiality of paper and pencil, making clear their interest into different historic drawing approaches and techniques and magnificently showcasing their incredible skill and detail that they are able to achieve through these ‘humble’ resources.

The drawings engage with both physical and digital forms of research, from photography and print journalism to architectural and environmental studies. The exhibition builds visitors with a real appreciation for the resilience of drawing, and its ability to respond to contemporary questions of dialogue and representation. These traditional pieces help us in taking a step back from the sometimes relentless and very much distracting digital age, to slow down and reconsider how we look at the world around us. The works in this exhibition concentrate on the drawing’s ability to convey the complexities of both past and present.

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Be amazed at the intricacy of one of the oldest porcelain manufactories in Europe at the MAK.

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The arts and crafts Museum of applied arts, Vienna or The MAK as it is also known, has produced an exhibition surrounding one of the oldest porcelain manufactories in Europe. The products and designs of the Viennese manufactory carved out new standards throughout history and visitors to the museum now have the opportunity to view these productions. The exhibition which is open until September 23rd offers an incredibly extensive array of objects, over 1000, from the museum itself to national and international pieces consisting of pattern books, original drawings and colour trials to name just a few. Visitors will be left in awe at the extent in which porcelain was applied, not just as ceramics but entire rooms and clock cases helping to build real appreciation for this artwork.

From the foundations laid by Asian predecessors to the Europeans who eventually found the secret of porcelain production, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory dates back to an extraordinary 1718. Many visitors may not realise where porcelain began its journey, but this display ensures that they will be taken through time so that they leave with a thorough understanding of its history. The exhibition is laid out in five separate sections which reflect significant periods that define research into the historical development of the manufactory, providing a step by step and simplistic guide for visitors to truly understand its past. Designs by artists and architects from the Vienna academy are also shown allowing for a detailed look into the developments of the manufactory. The exhibition programme is wide-ranging offering regular tours to interactive activities for children, families and individuals alike, allowing for a variety of people to discover and appreciate the work that has gone in to these pieces.

The exhibition also offers a look into the latest research findings of unpublished documents on some of the key works by the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory. Visitors are also able to benefit from the publication of 300 Years of the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory; this exhibition offers an abundance of information and interactive activities to keep individuals engaged and will be undoubtably worth the visit.

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Cinthia Marcelle’s world of disorder

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What do smoke grenades, chicken feathers, cotton bolts and matchboxes have in common? They are all part of Cinthia Marcelle’s latest installation at the Modern Art Oxford, one of the UK’smost cutting-edge art space for international modern and contemporary visual art. Cinthia, arguably one Brazil’s notable contemporary artists, developed her installation Family in Disorder specifically for the upcoming exhibition in Oxford.

Inspired by social inequality around the world, Marcelle sought to produce a mirroring image of chaos and order by taking advantage of the architectural features at Modern Oxford: she placed identical black carpets in the museum’s Piper Gallery, where the carpet covered the entire floorspace, and the Upper Gallery, where the carpet failed to reach the perimeter of the room. Marcelle stacked the materials in the Piper Gallery in perfect order, spanning the entire width of the carpet and producing an image of structure with an impassable obstacle. She left the Upper Gallery’s installation to a group of six artists, providing them with the same amount of materials, giving them the freedom to build, dismantle and rebuild new structures. The resulting disorder of the artistic exchange in the Upper Gallery leaves a sense of impurity and confrontation. Marcelle’s installation is a response to the ongoing social inequality experienced around the globe, from her home country of Brazil to Oxford. The dismantling of structures within the Upper Gallery presents the efforts made in protests and movements to promote liberal values against patriarchal structures featured in the Piper Gallery.

The exhibition is presented alongside the premiere of her video Truth or Dare, taken during Marcelle’s residency in South Africa. Animated from photographs of a concrete triangle, the triangle presents a compass trying to find its magnetic field and failing to do so until met with a human shadow. It encompasses her message of confluence of our bodies, industrial objects and the environment.

CloudGuide is excited to present the Family in Disorder and Truth or Dare guides, available now on our App. The exciting installation, commissioned specifically for Modern Art Oxford, is on display until May 27!



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