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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.

CloudGuide is delighted to present A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings available now on our App!



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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Step into the enticing world of Korean heritage

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Nestled on the western side of the alluring Retiro Park in the royal city of Madrid, TheMuseo Nacional de Artes Decorativas is one of the capital’soldest museums with a vast collection of more than40,000 works of art. CloudGuide is excited to bring you the guide to the museum’s intriguing temporary exhibition,The Journey of Time: Craftsmanship and Korean contemporary design.

To capture the consciousness of time, the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas invites you ona journey through Korean craftsmanship and contemporary design. The exhibition takes us from the creation of an object in Nature through its integration into the life of mankind, to finally taking shape in the work of art. In order to comprehend the harmony of Korean objects and their symbolism, it is essential to witness the balance between their beauty and usefulness. The exhibition focuses on the values ​​of contemporary design and thecultural legacy handed down from generation to generation, building into the preservation of tradition.

The links between tradition and modernity in contemporary Korean culture and its unique philosophy of life are presented through distinctive sections of Nature, Man and Object. The Iines used to portray nature replicate traditional forms and techniques and their inspirations emerge from Korean intangible heritage. In order to provide the object with both functionality and beauty, it is essential to comprehend the properties of the materials and have the wisdom of handling those materials and tools in order to integrate them with the most sophisticated techniques of the era. From the creation of an object in nature to its integration into the life of man, objects can either go through complex processes or require minimal interventions. The objects arising from one of these treatments convey the warmth of time and the emotional passion of the artist.

The Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas is hosting The journey of Time: Craftsmanship and Korean contemporary design until June 24. Discover the inspirational world of Korean heritage and design now on our App!



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