The filmic work made by the Indian filmmaker Amar Kanwar over the past two decades has presented a profound interrogation of the politics of power, violence, and justice. The Sovereign Forest (2011–) emerges from the conflict in Odisha, India, between local communities, the government, and corporations. For more than a decade Kanwar has been filming the industrial interventions that have reshaped and permanently destroyed parts of the state’s landscape. Since the 1990s Odisha has been a battleground on issues of development and displacement, as national and international corporations have established large-scale mining and industrial sites in various parts of the traditionally agrarian state.
DURATION: November 23, 2013 – March 23, 2014> >
LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary,
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria
TBA21 is proud to introduce its new winter performance series: the TBA21 Supper Club. Eleven events, one location, two curators, a chef and many invited artists will offer a new experience of dining and performance, food and art.
From December 1, 2013, the exhibition The Visitors by the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson will be presented in the artist run Kling & Bang gallery, Reykjavík in close cooperation with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna. The nine-channel video installation premiered in 2012 at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, followed by a highly acclaimed presentation at TBA21–Augarten and is part of TBA21’s collection of contemporary art.
OPENING: November 30, 2013, 5pm
DURATION: December 1, 2013 – February 9, 2014> >
LOCATION: Kling & Bang gallery
Hverfisgata 42 - 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
On September 15, 2013, the TBA21 and ZKM celebrated the reopening of The Morning Line, the extraordinary sound pavilion conceived by the artist Matthew Ritchie in close
collaboration with the architects Aranda\Lasch and Arup AGU at the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe. The large-scale sound installation has been
permanently donated by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, to the
ZKM, a leading institution for research, production, and exhibitions that bring together the
arts, new media, and information technology. Its forecourt provids the ideal setting for
The Morning Line.> >
Our seas and oceans are the most sound rich habitat on the planet. The Oceans are full of the songs and sounds of lives below the surface, which are still relatively unknown to a wider audience. This special research mission of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation to the Silver Bank National Sanctuary off the Dominican Republic coast is to investigate and reveal the complex beauty of this sonic undersea environment in a way that will inform and engage audiences worldwide, whilst delivering a powerful message on our current understanding of this vast space, its inhabitants and the need for its continued conservation.> >