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.
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is starting a big sponsorship program in 2016. With this the foundation will promote international glass schools as well as glass courses at art academies in future.
A video well worth watching shows how Marta Klonowska makes her unique and unusual artworks. The Polish artist has developed an elaborate production technique for her sculptures.
The German-English information brochure of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is now available in electronic as well paper form. You can download it here.
Taking down the exhibition Ann Wolff PERSONA triggered mixed feelings in the team of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung: On the one hand, they were sad that a successful exhibition has come to an end and, on the other hand, they were excited and looking forward to the new exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH.