Due to the great visitors’ interest, the exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH will be extended until 2. September 2016.
Accompanying the exhibition the foundation offers public guided tours on a regular basis. They take place every first Thursday of the month at 4 pm.
This year the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is again funding the final projects of students of the workshop for stained glass, light, and mosaics at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich.
Supporting contemporary photography is one of the areas in the funding priority art of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. Accordingly, the foundation supported the Pinakothek der Moderne in purchasing two important contemporary photographs: two works by the American artist Zoe Leonard for the Sammlung Fotografie und Neue Medien (Collection of Photography and New Media).
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is the new partner and major supporter of Haus der Kunst in Munich. The Haus der Kunst is not only one of the most important museums in Munich, but it also earned an outstanding reputation as one of the leading cultural centres in the world of contemporary art.
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.