Press releases overview
  • The exhibition is a physical-world extension of st_age, an online platform for new commissions initiated by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) as a response to the Covid-19 crisis 
  • How to Tread Lightly shows commissions from 11 international artists and collectives

The first season of programming launches September – December 2020 with a series of commissions from 11 international artists and collectives 

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary: The Commissions Book (Sternberg Press, 2020) is a vivid documentation of TBA21’s commissioning practice and the ethos of the foundation, which involves working directly with artists on some of the most urgent topics of our time. This volume is an anthology of new texts, visual material, and research on TBA21’s commissions, woven together with explorations of the processes and relationships that enabled them. The publication was inspired by the labor, dialogue, and collaboration it took to produce these works over the past two decades, and what it means to be their guardian. 

TBA21 is delighted to announce the reopening of Joan Jonas’s exhibition Moving Off the Land II at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, with dates extended until September 13. Be prepared for a deep dive into aquatic poetry – a world of watery mythology in the heart of the city. Free entry this weekend; pre-book your entrance online.
  • TBA21–Academy to launch the presentation of Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation on the digital platform Ocean Archive, accompanied by a range of multidisciplinary online programming from 20–23 May 2020. 
  • To mark the launch and the re-opening of Venice to its residents, TBA21–Academy will unveil a light installation indicating rising sea level on the façade of their Venetian hub Ocean Space. 
  • The physical edition of the exhibition, Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation, is scheduled to follow at the end of August 2020 at Ocean Space. 
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