Over one year long, the Swiss artist Matthieu Gafsou took photographs in the drug scene of Lausanne within the framework of his project Only God Can Judge Me. A selection of his work is on view in the current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH. On 7 June 2016 Matthieu Gafsou visited the foundation and gave an artist’s talk on his photographs. Visitors were particularly interested in his work with drug abusers as well as his artistic approach to a subject that requires a great deal of sensitivity.
The project Mineralogy in a Suitcase encourages the essential area of mineralogy in schools. The subject of mineralogy imparts basic knowledge for many socially relevant issues such as natural resources, materials science, natural disasters, or climate reconstruction. Yet the subject rarely occurs on curricula. The suitcases developed by the Committee for Schools and Universities of the German Mineralogical Society are meant to remedy this.
The exhibition James Casebere. Fugitive, sponsored by the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, was recently the subject of a TV program well worth seeing. The program broadcast by the art and culture magazine Capriccio of Bayerisches Fernsehen provides a good first impression of the particularities of this American artist’s work. The exhibition James Casebere. Fugitive will be on view at Haus der Kunst in Munich until 12 June 2016.© Bayerischer Rundfunk, Capriccio
Stan Douglas, an important contemporary photographer, is the recipient of the Hasselblad Award in Photography in 2016. The Hasselblad Award, bestowed by the foundation of the same name in Gothenburg, Sweden, is endowed with the equivalent of EUR 110,000. The former professor of media studies addresses in his photo and video works social issues such as race, gender, identity, and post-colonial politics
Providing major support to institutions is a new focal point of the sponsorship program of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. Within this context the foundation is the sole sponsor of the exhibition James Casebere. Fugitive at Haus der Kunst.
Many guests attended the vernissage of the exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH. In her opening speech, Dr. Graeve Ingelmann, head of the Sammlung für Fotografie und Neue Medien (collection of photography and new media) at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, presented Matthieu Gafsou’s photographic project within a photo-historical context and thus introduced visitors to the exhibition subject.
Inspired by the subject of its current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is making a monthly donation to the project BISS for the duration of the exhibition. The magazine BISS is the oldest and one of the most successful street newspapers in Germany.
The collection of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung was expanded by a significant acquisition: an installation entitled Drowning Sorrows (cachaça), measuring two-and-a-half meters, by the internationally renowned artist Mona Hatoum.
An installation that depicts and honors important individuals, technologies, and materials of the refractory and ceramics industry was unveiled on the Höhr-Grenzhausen campus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.
On her trip to China in 2011, Dr. Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek opened the Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG). The foundation had had an advisory function in the planning period, which the museum points out on a display set up not so long ago.