Art Journey to the Venice Biennale
26 - 28 July 2013
Art journey 2 to the Venice Biennale
29 - 31 July 2013
Art journey to Amsterdam
3 - 6 October 2013
with Bart van der Heide and Ines Wiskemann
Art trip to dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel
27th - 29th July 2012
Tour Guides: Bart van der Heide and Ines Wiskemann
For a100 days the focus of the art world will be on Kassel. Every five years visitors from all over the world will be attracted by the exhibition Documenta again. The curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiew, director of dOCUMENTA (13) and presents contemporary art not only in the Fredericianum but also at numerous places throughout the city. Within its longlasting tradition, the exhibition is considered as an open laboratory beyond conventional concepts and one-dimensional theories.
Bart van der Heide will introduce the concept of dOCUMENTA (13) and highlight some of the exhibition’s main artistic positions.
470 Euro pp in a double room
590 pp in a single room
Services included: Train ticket: Munich - Kassel / Kassel - Munich
2 nights overstay incl. breakfast at a 3 star *** Hotel Mercure
Entry tickets and guided tours
This art trip is now sold out
Art trip to Glasgow
19 - 22 April 2012
Tour Guides: Bart van der Heide, Ines Wiskemann and Judith Csiki
Glasgow is an exciting city to discover compelling art all over the year, however it attracts futher attention through the biannual Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Visit a variety of artist’s studios, renowned museums, and institutions artist-led initiatives and get to know Glasgow’s emerging art scene.
The trip includes:
* Entrance to the opening of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
* Meet and greet with participating Artists including: Folkert de Jong, Ruth Ewans, Nairy Baghramian
* Visit internationally well known artists in their studios such as: Karla Black or Martin Boyce, the winner of this year’s Turner Prize 2012
* Tour to commercial galleries (Modern Institute, Mary Mary), public institutions (Transmission Gallery, Tramway, CCA) and artist-led initiatives
* The major focus will be on the work of the well known Art-Nouveau architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) with a special tour behind the scenes of the Glasgow Academy, known for being the center of the „Arts and Crafts-Movement“
Art Journey to Riga and Tallinn
May 12 – 16, 2011
Tour guidance: Bart van der Heide, Ines Wiskemann and Evelina Vanaga (cultural manager from Latvia)
For many people the Baltic States are still an unknown region, even though an atmosphere of modernization and optimism is prevailing in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia since the beginning of the 1990s and the cultural life is pulsating. Economical, political and cultural center is the ancient hanseatic city of Riga, which ranks amongst the oldest medieval cities in Europe and was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997. After the end of socialism, today a multitude of new museums, galleries and a young ground-breaking art scene is shaping the artistic life of the city.
Likewise the slightly smaller city of Tallinn has a lot to offer in terms of culture and art, proven by its nomination as European Capital of Culture in 2011.
• Artists’ association - Latvian National Museum of Art
• Riga Art Space
• Art Academy of Latvia
• Artist-run space: Octopus
• Dizaina Fabrika
• Private seminar with representatives of state-run art institutions as well as local artists’ groups, architects, art critics etc.
• KUMU Art Museum Tallinn (Gateways. Art and Networked Culture )
• Studio visits in Riga (Edmunds Lucis, Dace Lucia K, Anda Poikane) and Tallinn (Flo Kasearu, Tanja Muravskaja, Kaido Ole, Kaarel Kurismaa)
• Guided city tour in Riga and Tallinn
Art Journey to Venice Biennial
September 9 – 11, 2011
Tour guidance: Bart van der Heide, Ines Wiskemann and Judith Csiki
The 54th Biennial of Venice has been given the slogan ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations. Directed by Brice Curiger, co-founder and chief editor of the art magazine Parkett, this Biennial is discussing the development of contemporary art under the aspect of world-wide globalization. The German Pavilion, under the curatorship of Susanne Gaensheimer, directress of MMK Frankfurt, displays the works of recently deceased artist Christoph Schlingensief.
Bart van der Heide will give an introduction into the concept of this year’s Biennial and will lead you to important artistic positions in the Giardini and the Arsenale areal. In addition to this we will visit selected Nation Pavilions as well as art-historically important works of art, e.g. the paintings of Tiepolo in the Scuola di San Rocco in the urban space of Venice.
Art Journey to Vienna
November 26 – 28, 2010
Tour guidance: Bart van der Heide, Ines Wiskemann and Julia Maier Vienna is one of the most interesting European art metropolises. Aside from the well-established art institutions a young emerging art scene that has created a plurality of off-spaces and artists’ initiatives has recently been mixing up the Viennese gallery scene.
• Vienna Secession (Manfred Pernice)
• Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Living Across – Spaces of Migration)
• Studio visits (Heimo Zobernig, Florian Pumhösl, Franz West)
• Studiohouse on Bauernmarkt 9 (Katie Hofer and Lucie Stahl)
• Artist-Run Spaces: Pro Choice, COCO
• Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Figura cuncta videntis “das allsehende Auge”, homage to Christoph Schlingensief)
• Lower Belvedere (Valie Export. Zeit und Gegenzeit)
• Augarten Contemporary (Nadim Vardag)
Art Journey to Brussels
April 23 – 25, 2010
Tour guidance: Bart van der Heide and Ines Wiskemann
With over 100 galleries and different artistic projects Art Brussels ranks amongst the most important European art fairs. This journey however not merely focused on the art fair, but on its context and Brussels’ emerging art scene.
• Art Brussels
• Wiels Contemporary Art Center (Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Melvin Moti)
• Presentation of different art initiatives: Slavs and Tatars (artists and designer), Maelstom (art editions), Komplot (independent group of curators)
• Various studio visits
• Gallery Night Brussels (with Rineke Dijkstra-Party, Jan Mot Gallery)
• René Magritte Museum
• Walk through the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken