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Artist spotlights, reviews, and art world news from the team at Artvisor.

Art Basel HK Post-Script: The Best Recent Exhibitions in Asia

Art Basel HK Post-Script: The Best Recent Exhibitions in Asia

After last year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, Art Basel in Hong Kong re-opened last week with a hybrid format that inaugurated on-site and digital participation. With over a hundred galleries from more than twenty countries, the fair surveyed one of the most active and flourishing regions in the art world. As the excitement builds up and re-opening continues, we took a look at some of the most rousing recent and ongoing exhibitions in Asia’s thriving art museums and galleries. Cao Fei at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art Beijing A comprehensive career retrospective marking the artist’s first institutional show...

Hermann Nitsch and the Wagnerian Opera

Hermann Nitsch and the Wagnerian Opera

A solo exhibition of Hermann Nitsch is currently on view at the SLAG & RX Galleries in New York. Curated by Denise Wendel-Poray, the exhibition draws its title, “Bayreuth Stories”, directly from the artist’s deep connection with the Wagnerian opera. Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” influenced Nitsch in introducing the Orgien Mysterien Theater (Orgies Mysteries Theater) in an attempt to explore the concept of “Gesamtkunstwerk”, or the total work of art embodied in a mystical and multi-sensory experience. “Bayreuth Stories” begins with Nitsch’s Relic painting from 1987, then moves through time to more recent colourful flower field works...

Beuys 100 years: Beuys and Naples

Beuys 100 years: Beuys and Naples

Casa Morra and the Goethe-Institut Neapelza are set to pay tribute to the German artist Joseph Beuys as this year marks the centenary of his birth with the exhibition “Beuys e Napoli”, curated by Giuseppe Morra. It will be preceded by an in-person and online discussion to revisit Beuys’ life and legacy. Selected contributors to this lecture are Achille Bonito Oliva, Michele Bonuomo, Mario Franco, Petra Richter, and Italo Tomassoni.