Anri Sala and N1N4E win the European Prize for Urban Public SpaceJune 19, 2018
Esther Schipper congratulates Anri Sala and the architecture firm 51N4E, who have won the European Prize for Urban Public Space for their renovation of Skanderbeg Square in Sala's native Tirana, Albania.
Like no other public space, Skanderbeg Square, Tirana’s nerve centre and symbolic site for the whole country, reflects Albania’s complex, convulsive history. Finalised in 2017, the rennovation has turned Skanderbeg Square into a public space of more than ten hectares exclusively for the pedestrian use. In the centre of the square there is a clear esplanade of almost 40,000 square metres. Rather than being flat, the esplanade is shaped like a four-sided Roman pyramid with a slope of 2.5% and a height of two metres at its tip. A fountain at the top lets water trickle down the sides, thus bringing out the colours of the mosaic paving which is made from stones from all over Albania.
Pierre Huyghe Named Artistic Director of the 2019 Okayama Art SummitIshikawa Foundation, Okayama Fall 2019
Okayama Art Summit 2019, the second iteration of the large-scale international art exhibition, will be held in the fall of 2019.
Pierre Huyghe, a participant of the Okayama Art Summit 2016, has been appointed artistic director. The exhibition will be produced by Ishikawa Foundation’s president, Yasuharu Ishikawa.
Conversation with Felix Utting and Jean-Pascal FlavienHeidelberger Kunstverein March 14, 2018, 6pm www.hdkv.de
Felix Utting is the inhabitant of the house with things behind. The public is invited to meet with him on March 14th at 18:00. He will prepare tea and introduce them to the house.
Myth, Music & ElectricityHerkulessaal, Residenstraße 1, 80333 Munich November 29, 8pm www.artgeneve.ch
artgenève presents, Myth, Music and Electricity, part of “contemporary art as concert”, a series of events focused on musical and ephemeral works by artists invited by Augustin Maurs.
This event will take place at Munich's Herkulessaal and plays with the adventurous and puzzling construction of myths. The concert hall will host a series of musical and perfomative works, including a bass guitar ensemble by Angela Bulloch and performances by Karin Sander.
Admission: 8 EUR / 12 EUR
An Evening with Gabriel KuriHarold M. William Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles November 14, 2017, 7pm www.getty.edu
This special event will explore the work of two artists with a cutting edge, experimental practice: Analia Saban and Gabriel Kuri. The evening will begin with viewing of two short documentaries featuring each artist, created as part of the Artist Dialogues series, followed by a conversation among the artists and Rachel Rivenc.
The movies and conversation will focus on the artists' material practice and how it relates to meaning, their approach to making and finding objects, their playful use or misuse of materials, as well as their thoughts on longevity, the future of their work, and the role of conservation.
Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
DRAMASTICS Revue Rock Concert and Film ScreeningThe Grapevine Bar, Dallas October 27, 2017, 9PM
Mixing fictional representation and real-life celebration, on October 27 a screening of The DRAMASTICS are Loud (2016) will be followed by the Dramastics Revue, a live concert by Nathan Carter and The DRAMASTICS at the legendary Grapevine Bar, as featured in his film and dioramas.
The presentation will include hand-made Dramastics t-shirts and performace capes produced in collaboration with the artist Dan Estabrook and Featherweight Studio.
Angela Bulloch & David Grubbs: The Wired SalutationMuseu Serralves, Serralves Auditorium, Porto October 26, 2017, 10pm–11:30pm www.serralves.ptThe Wired Salutation results from a collaboration between Angela Bulloch and composer and musician David Grubbs.Bulloch sets into motion the process by which images and ideas degrade–decline, simplify–while expanding to encompass video, live performance, and a composition for theatre lighting, taking the audience on a trip inside the image. David Grubbs stresses and strains an initially coherent piece of music until its constituent parts agree to peacefully disassemble. The live musical component is undertaken by a group featuring Grubbs (electric guitar and voice) and Italian musicians Andrea Belfi (drums and electronics) and Stefano Pilia (electric guitar).Find more about this event here
Anri Sala in conversation with Maud PageCourtyard Marquee, Sydney Observatory, Millers Point October 14, 2017, 12pm www.kaldorartprojects.org.au
On October 14, Anri Sala will share his insights into the conceptual and creative development of The Last Resort in a conversation with Maud Page, Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Read more about the event here
Tomás Saraceno in conversation with Yasmil RaymondChicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 78 E. Washington, Chicago October 5, 2017, 6pm www.arts.uchicago.edu
On Thursday, October 5 at 6pm, Tomás Saraceno will be joined in convesation by Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art.
This event is presented by Arts, Science + Culture Initiative and the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Goethe Institut.
Find out more about this event here.
Tomás Saraceno at Columbia University New YorkThe Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts October 10, 2017, 6:30pm to 8pm www.lenfest.arts.columbia.edu
Join Tomás Saraceno for a lecture at The Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts in New York.
This Event is co-presented by Columbia University School of the Arts; the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; and the School of International and Public Affairs as part of Saraceno’s Fall 2017 visit to at Columbia University.
Read more here: lenfest.arts.columbia.edu
Roman Ondak included in Sequences VIII: Elastic HoursThe Living Art Museum, Reykjavik October 6–15, 2017 www.sequences.is
We're pleased to announce Roman Ondak's participation in the eigth edition of Sequences.
While Sequences uses the term “real time” to refer to time-based media, Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours considers how the term might be applied to the experience of art making, exploring how artists manipulate time as a raw material. Stretching, echoing, and inverting hours, the works included in Sequences VIII often go beyond standardized metrics such as clocks to investigate alternative systems for measuring and experiencing time.
Find out more about the festival here: sequences.is
David Claerbout at BFI London Film Festival 2017BFI Southbank, NFT3 London October 14, 2017 at 9:20pm www.bfi.org.uk
David Claerbout's work Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity is included in this year's BFI London Film Festival.
"A hypnotic and lyrical reworking of The Jungle Book, that removes its anthropomorphism and its human characters to give the animals back their dignity. The artist redrew all the animated animals and deconstructed the narrative arc to render it eventless, thus giving the impression of watching the animals in their natural surroundings and unaware of any human presence. The effect is one of rekindling a fond memory of childhood, but with the shades of commercial and cultural exploitation removed."
Helen de Witt, bfi.org.uk
Conversation with Ryan GanderLaguna Gloria, The Contemporary Austin September 23, 2017 at 12pm www.thecontemporaryaustin.org
The Contemporary Austin presents new outdoor works by Ryan Gander. On occasion his permanent exhibition The Day to Day Accumulation of Hope, Failure and Ecstasy, the artist and Senior Curator Heather Pesanti will talk about Gander's work, his evasion of visual style, and his voracious practice ranging across styles and forms.
Read more here
Talk with Isa Melsheimer: Fading ArchitecturesZKR–Center for Art and Public Space, Schloss Biesdorf Berlin August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
Join Isa Melsheimer for an artist talk at ZKR–Center for Art and Public Space, Schloss Biesdorf in Berlin. Entitled "Fading Architectures, Melsheimer will talk about the present and future of urban cityscapes and architectures. Read more about the event here: zkr-berlin.de
Christoph Keller receives scholarship of German Academy Rome Villa MassimoVilla Massimo, Rome www.villamassimo.de
Christoph Keller will receive the prestigious scholarship of German Academy Rome Villa Massimo. The artist has been awarded numerous grants and residencies and will begin his stipend in September 2017.
Roman Ondak to receive 2018 Lovis Corinth PrizeKunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg www.kunstforum.net
Esther Schipper congratulates Roman Ondak, recipient of the 2018 Lovis Corinth Prize.
Screening of David Claerbout's Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure NecessityCinema Zuid, Antwerp August 5, 2017 at 7 PM www.cinemazuid.be
Cinema Zuid in Antwerp will present an exclusive screening of David Claerbout's work Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016.
Die reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity is a color animated cartoon by David Claerbout, based on the classic 1967 animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. The 60-minute-long film follows the tradition of the frame-by-frame animation, re-creating the historical characters with the most faithful precision. Claerbout's film focuses exclusively on the animals: Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear, Kaa the snake, among others. Although the 1967 film depicted them as speaking animals, well-known for their witty dialogues, dances and jokes, they are here seen as “realistic” animals without any anthropomorphic characteristics. Claerbout represents them wandering in the jungle, drinking from a water spring, sleeping on tree branches, observing one another. Each of their movements is followed with precision and duration, giving the spectator the opportunity to observe every detail of the drawings. The title of Clearbout's work refers to the famous song, Bare Necessities, performed by Baloo in the 1967 film.
Viva Arte Viva: The 57th Venice Biennale, with Liu Ye, Philippe Parreno, Anri SalaVenice, Italy May 13 – November 26, 2017 www.labiennale.org
The 57th International Art Exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA, will take place at the Giardini and the Arsenale in Venice, from May 13 to November 26, 2017. Curated by Christine Macel, it will feature 120 artists from 51 countries, including Liu Ye, Philippe Parreno, and Anri Sala.
The exhibition will offer a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. Each of the nine chapters or families of artists of the Exhibition will represent a Pavilion in itself, or rather a Trans-Pavilion as it is trans-national by nature but echoes the Biennale's historical organization into pavilions, the number of which has never ceased to grow since the end of the 1990s. From the "Pavilion of Artists and Books" to the "Pavilion of Time and Infinity", these nine episodes will tell a story that is often discursive and at times paradoxical, with detours that mirror the world's complexities, a multiplicity of approaches and a wide variety of practices.
Ugo Rondinone Included In Art Basel Film ProgramStadtkino Basel June 14, 10 Pm www.artbasel.com
David Claerbout And Gabriel Kuri Included In Art Basel Unlimited 2017Messe Basel, Basel June 15 – 18, 2017 www.artbasel.com
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Music Is Not!Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam May 26-27, 2017 www.kunsthalleformusic.org
Kunsthalle for Music and its Artistic Director Ari Benjamin Meyers continue the unfolding of Kunsthalle for Music by addressing fundamental questions through a symposium of multiple modes: lectures, auditions, open workshops, and performances.
The two-day symposium at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam will feature international practitioners from the fields of contemporary art, music, and theory. As part of the symposium, Witte de With will host a casting of the Kunsthalle for Music's future ensemble, which will invite selected performers to collaborate with composers towards the creation of music and performance works.
The program was conceived by Ari Benjamin Meyers, Armen Avanessian, and Witte de With's Defne Ayas, Samuel Salemakers, and Rosa de Graaf.
David Claerbout in conversation with J.J. CharlesworthFundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona March 15, 2017 at 3pm www.fundaciotapies.org
Shanghai Project Chapter 2: Seeds of Time, with Liam Gillick and Dominique Gonzalez-FoersterShanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai April 22 – July 30, 2017 www.shanghai-project.org
Performance by Researchers
April 22, 2017 at 6pm
Christopher Roth: J.G. Ballard Screening and Conversation with Christopher PetitDecad, Berlin April 29, 2017 at 3pm www.decad.org