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Art musts of the week: 5 - 11 May 2014

  • By Alexia Werrie
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What You must know:Sanne De Wilde, winner of the Promising Young Photographer 2013 (NPPA)

Created in 1977 in collaboration with the Association of Press Photographers of Belgium, the Nikon Press Photo Awards (NPPA) reward each year Belgian or Belgium residents press photographers. NPPA is awarded to thirty-years-old and over press photographers for the best photo or series of press photos. The Promising Young Photographer Award is given to the best he photojournalist under 30 years-old. Among more than 1000 photos, two photographers were selected. Pauline Beugnies won the Nikon Press Photo Award 2013 and the« Young Promising Photographer Award » was awarded to Sanne De Wilde for his sequence on Albino Samosa. She has captured the lives of albinos of Samoa in the Pacific Ocean. She has spent a large part of his project to education. There, albino children are treated exactly like any other. It also allowed families to meet at a photo shoot. Born in Antwerp, Sanne De Wilde is a graduate of KASK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK), with distinctions in June 2012. She has an international reputation for his series of portraits entitled "The Dwarf Empire " and she has already won several awards including publications in De Volkskrant and De Morgen. More information: - 

What you must see: Erwin Wurm, One Minute Sculptures @ Städel Museum


Doing press-ups on coffee cups, balancing on oranges, flying on a broom, everything is possible – for one minute. From 7 May to 13 July 2014, the Städel Museum is presenting the exhibition "Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures”. Within this context, the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm (*1954) will be placing works from his series "One Minute Sculptures" – older ones as well as some developed especially for the Städel collection – in the Städel Garden, the Metzler Hall, and the Old Masters and Modern Art exhibition galleries. These interactive works call upon the viewers to do more than merely look at the museum artworks surrounding them, but to experience the artworks and themselves in new ways. In the form of drawings or brief written directions, the visitor is instructed and encouraged to become an artwork - a "One Minute Sculpture" - for the duration of sixty seconds. More information:

What you must have: "Installations" by Itzhak Goldberg

 Itzhak Goldberg is professor of Art History at the University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne. He's also a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History, University of Paris X Nanterre. Included in a work that is extended into the space, the viewer turns into an explorer and moves on a plot full of surprises. Ultimately, the confrontation with the installations is primarily a disruptive event. Itzhak Goldberg traces the origins and history of this art form, its expansion and its attention to the problems of society, becoming a real seismograph of modernity. More information: - 17,99€ 

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