Art and Culture in the Media #18

Martina Kral

The art scene around pictures, artists and art collectors remains fascinating - and we continue to boldly reach into the big, colourful pot, discover stories and give recommendations on striking, unusual exhibitions, podcasts, books, films, events and much more.

FLUORESCENT TUBES make art: from rainbow colours to poison green, red or white. He became famous in 1963 - with a white fluorescent lamp mounted on a wall at a 45-degree angle. This marked the beginning of the stellar career of the American minimalist and light artist Dan Flavin (1933-1996), to whom the Kunstmuseum Basel (until 18.8.) is dedicating a large light show of coloured luminaires with fascinating spatial effects. And our art24 rainbow blogs live on...

PLASTIC BAGS, GLUE AND RAIN make art: works by Heidi Bucher, Yael Davids, Liz Magor and Vivian Suter, among others, in Material Memories in Zurich's Löwenbräu-Areal (until 20 May) bring amazing things to light. Working with raw, non-permanent or organic materials artistically and allowing for random principles to take over until it becomes art is something that all participating artists have in common - regardless of their age or origin.

QUANTUMs make art: realised by Libby Heaney, one of the most important artists and PhD quantum physicists, who works as a pioneer at the interface of art and science. In Quantum Soup at the HEK (House of Electronic Arts, Basel), Heaney brings the complex subject of quantum physics closer to the public in a playful way in combination with video, painting or sculpture - including discovery, amazement and pondering (until 26 May).

CABLE AND ELECTRONICS make art: an active, participative and integrative experience. Whether young or old, with or without a handicap - Listen differently at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Freiburg im Breisgau (until 8 September) sharpens our perception of eyes, ears and sensations. Various works react to the actions of the audience, stimulate the imagination of sounds or, like Christina Kubisch's walk-in cable tangle clouds, create worlds of sound for many senses.

SCULPTURE THRILLER: Finding violent death in the pose of famous sculptures? This is precisely the intention of an art-loving serial killer in London who keeps investigators and police on tenterhooks for years: Murder by murder, a macabre masterpiece à la Auguste Rodin's "Thinker" or Michelangelo's "Pieta". Art thriller fans will love the gripping plot, likeable characters and witty dialogue in Daniel Cole's thriller The Muse. You Shall Die in Beauty.