Kassel, Cradle Of Contemporary Art

EUROPE’S OLDEST CONTEMPORARY ART VENUE, THE KUNSTHALLE FRIDERICIANUM, IS HOSTING TWO MAJOR EXHIBITIONS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11.

One of the shows features a sizable selection from the collection started by the Migros Museum in the 1970’s. The other is Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson’s show, Power Has a Fragrance. Einarsson, who is not particularly popular in his own country, is one of the young artists who are sharply critical of the spread of American youth culture around the world.

BURNING MAN

One of the world’s most radically inclusive art festivals, Burning Man is taking place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert August 29 to September 5. The theme of this year’s festival is rites of passage. Unlike the usual festivals, Burning Man is a project in which everyone has a chance to be both a spectator and a participant. Most of the activities that are organized are concurrent and interactive, offering participants, who take part freely without being bound by any specific plan or program, to witness and be a part of numerous events.

For information about this festival, which could be a turning point in your life. www.burningman.com