• Thomas Demand – Centro Botín

    Centro Botín, Santander October 9, 2021 – March 6 2022 www.centrobotin.org
    Thomas Demand – Centro Botín

    Thomas Demand, Pond, 2020, C-Print / Diasec, 200 x 399 cm, edition of 6. Image © the artist

     

    Thomas Demand presents Mundo de Papel at Centro Botín, Santander. The exhibition is conceived as an installation combining photographs not previously shown and others selected by the artist and Udo Kittelmann, curator of the exhibition.

    For Mundo de Papel, Demand has designed an entire simulated urban landscape, composed of eight pavilions surrounded by wallpaper installations. Each pavilion hangs from the ceiling and serves as a display for his photographs and video works dating from 1996 to the most recent from 2021.

    Subjects include Whitney Houston’s last meal at the Beverly Hilton Hotel; the control room at Fukushima’s nuclear power plant; the recent Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in quarantine; a pond with waterlilies like an impressionist painting; a red bow glowing in the sun or discarded plastic cups stuck on a mesh fence. Each scene is reconstructed with paper and cardboard using intricate folding and cutting techniques. After the model is built, he photographs them and discards the objects he created leaving only a visual narrative.

    Accompanying the exhibition will be a unique pop-up book including an essay by Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa and with three-dimensional representations of the pavilions, produced by Thomas Demand and co-edited in collaboration with Fundación Botín and London-based publishers Mack Books. Demand will lead a special workshop in Santander during the exhibition.

  • Julia Scher – MAMCO, Geneva

    MAMCO, Geneva October 6, 2021 – January 30, 2022 www.mamco.ch
    Julia Scher – MAMCO, Geneva

    Julia Scher, Hidden Camera (Architectural Vagina), 1991/2018, JVC camcorder, bracket, organic fronds, (optional: monitor output, archival video footage), dimensions variable, unique in a series of three variations. MAMCO Collection, Geneva. Photo © Julien Gremaud

     

    The work of Julia Scher, which first appeared in the 1980s, is noteworthy for its systematic use of surveillance techniques, particularly CCTV. Scher’s technical background provided her with in-depth knowledge of a range of surveillance systems. She worked at a well-known security firm for a period of time before setting up her own company, Safe and Secure Productions. 

     

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  • Rosa Barba’s Open-Air Cinema and Premiere: Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, 2021

    UN Buffer Zone, Deryneia, Cyprus Friday September 10, 2021, 8:30 pm
    Rosa Barba’s Open-Air Cinema and Premiere: Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, 2021

    Rosa Barba, Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, Cyprus, 2021. Open-air cinema installation. Courtesy the artist and Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia. Photo: Marios Stylianou. © Rosa Barba

     

    Esther Schipper is is pleased to announce the inaugural ceremony of Rosa Barba’s Open-Air Cinema and premiere of her film Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, 2021.

    Inside the Outset is a project that consists of two parts: a film and a long-term open-air cinema installation within the 180-kilometer UN-controlled "Green Line Buffer Zone" in Cyprus. This area divides the island between North and South, and forms the starting point of Rosa Barba’s artistic intervention.

    The project started seven years ago when Barba was invited by Point Centre for Contemporary Art in Nicosia and by the curator Mirjam Varadinis to Cyprus and proposed a cinema sculpture for the Buffer Zone. The inaugural ceremony of the Open-Air Cinema will take place in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of Italy to Cyprus on September 10, 2021, with the projection of Barba's film Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage along with films selected by the project’s Advisory Board of artists from each side of the Green Line and beyond. Visitors from both sides of the island will be able to enter the Buffer Zone, which is usually closed to civilians.

    In a recent article for The Brooklyn Rail, Rosa Barba discusses this project as well as her other current projects – Read it here

     

     

    Rosa Barba, Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage (2021)
    Open-Air Cinema and 16mm film transferred to digital and 8k film, sound, 31:15 min
    Produced by Point Centre for Contemporary Art, funded by the Italian Council.
    A collaboration with Famagusta Avenue Garage.
    Image: Marios Stylianou © Rosa Barba

  • Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Sarah Buckner

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Sarah Buckner

    Photo © Michael Trier

     

    Sarah Buckner was born in 1984 in Frankfurt, Germany. She studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Palermo and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Buckner lives and works in Cologne.

    Sarah Buckner's image world is inspired by multiple sources: real-life encounters, books, films and imagination. She has developed an intuitive and fluid approach that transforms these impressions through her material practice. Her works distil narratives into images full of mystery, their atmospheric scenes resonating with emotional potency—the exact nature of which remains elusive, even to the artist, she says.

    As Meret Held has written: “Between the concrete and the non-concrete, between the said and unsaid, she forms pictorial worlds that come very close to that of the dream. Like the dream, Sarah Buckner's paintings are determined by a mixture of (past) experienced, (present) acting and (forward-looking) premonition. We are taken from the real space into the dream world by certain, peculiarly present picture elements, but especially by the materiality of the paintings themselves, the oil paint, which carries the trace of painting in itself and with it the liveliness of the painter herself.”

    In 2020, Sarah Buckner was awarded the Residence NRW+ grant, and at the conclusion of the residency period presented her work in the solo exhibition Head over Heels at the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster in 2021.

    In 2021, Buckner's work was included in Esther Schipper's group exhibition L'Invitation au voyage. Buckner’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Europe and the US. Among her participations in institutional exhibitions are: Salon des Amateurs, Tramps, London (2018), Lia Pasqualino Noto / Casa Studio, Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018); 1001 Bild, Villa de Bank, Enschede (2018), Eggy and Seedy, Munchies, London (2017), Petto, L’Ascensore, Palermo (2015), Beyond the Stage, Canongate Venture Edinburgh (2013).

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  • steirischer herbst ’21 with Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl

    steirischer herbst ’21, Graz and Styria
    steirischer herbst ’21 with Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl

    Portrait, left © Trevor Paglen
    Portrait, right © Joachim Gern

     

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the participation of Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl in the festival steirischer herbst ’21 – The Way Out.

     

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  • Ann Veronica Janssens – Metamorphosis

    Design Week, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan September 4 – 10, 2021
    Ann Veronica Janssens – Metamorphosis

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Venetian Blind, 2007-2021, aluminum Venetian blinds, gold leaf, 400 x 190 x 2 cm
    Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, gam gam gam, Galleria d'Arte Moderna – GAM, Milan, 2021. 
    Photo © Ann Veronica Janssens

     

    On the occasion of Milan Design Week, Italian luxury house Bulgari presents Metamorphosis, an immersive journey inside the iconic Serpenti jewelry collection in dialogue with the work of four renowned contemporary artists, including Ann Veronica Janssens. 

    Playfully titled gam gam gam, Janssens‘ site-specific installation conceived for the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, uses natural light and a composition of new works characterized by a minimalist aesthetic in contrast with the maximalism and the sumptuous decor of the museum's architecture. The exhibition includes a golden Venetian blind which was specially produced for the windows of the room, and six of her iconic aquariums, where optical physical phenomena are used to expand the observers' perception.

    A bilingual catalogue titled Serpenti. Il Potere delle Metamorfosi – The Power of Metamorphosis, published by Silvana Editoriale, is forthcoming.

     

  • Etienne Chambaud, Inexistence - Online Viewing Room

    Through August 28, 2021 www.estherschipper.com
    Etienne Chambaud, Inexistence - Online Viewing Room

    Exhibition view: Etienne Chambaud, Inexistence, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2021. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Esther Schipper is pleased to present an Online Viewing Room dedicated to Etienne Chambaud’s exhibition Inexistence, the artist’s first with the gallery. The works included in the exhibitions are a scent and a sound installation, a sculptural work generating a pattern of temperatures, three light installations, glass works, bronze sculptures and modified panel paintings.

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    The Online Viewing Room features an exhibition film in which Chambaud takes you through the exhibition. 

  • Simon Fujiwara, Who the Bær - Online Viewing Room

    Through July 14, 2021 www.estherschipper.com
    Simon Fujiwara, Who the Bær - Online Viewing Room

    Video still: Simon Fujiwara, Who for President, 2021, sculptural video installation, duration: 1:33 min. Video © Simon Fujiwara

     

    Esther Schipper and Dvir Gallery are pleased to present parallel Online Viewing Rooms on the occasion of Simon Fujiwara's solo exhibition at Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam (on view through September 12, 2021).

    Visit our OVR here.

    For his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, Simon Fujiwara presents works from his most recent project Who the Bær. Developed during the lockdown in the spring of 2020, Fujiwara created a unique cartoon character in the form of a denim wearing bear with a golden heart and an uncontrollably long tongue, that seemingly has no gender, race, sexuality or even a clear design. Without an identity, Who exists only as an image, a status that allows them the freedom to roam a world of online images, appropriating characters, identities, aesthetics and guises in a greedy search for a "self".

    Who the Bær is also at the centre of a major solo exhibition currently presented at Fondazione Prada in Milan, through September 27.

    Who the Bær can also be followed via their official Instagram account, @whothebaer.

     

     

  • Spotlight: David Claerbout

    Spotlight: David Claerbout

    David Claerbout, Die reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016, color animation, duration 50:00 min, edition of 7. Film still © David Claerbout

     

    For our Spotlight this week we present David Claerbout's Die reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016.

     

    Die reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity is a work by David Claerbout, based on the classic 1967 animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. 

    The 50-minute-long film follows the tradition of the frame-by-frame animation, and focuses almost exclusively on the animals: the panther, the bear, the snake, among others.

     

     

    Over a period of 3 years, David Claerbout and a team of professional artists painstakingly redrew the frames of the original movie by hand, one by one, and then assembled them to create an entirely new, lifeless animation—a contradiction in terms—which stands in raw contrast to the lively and rhythmical original.

     

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  • Spotlight: General Idea

    Spotlight: General Idea

    Photo © Annik Wetter courtesy of MAMCO, Geneva

     

    For our Spotlight this week we present General Idea's, S/HE, 1976.

     

    On the occasion of Frieze New York 2021 (May 5–9) and our solo presentation with General Idea in collaboration with Mitchell-Innes & Nash we are pleased to present General Idea's S/HE as part of our Spotlight series.

     

    Playing with gender, the two groups of five black-and-white photographs show two models, one male, one female, both professional fashion models from General Idea’s circle of friends. Each model illustrates five roles more usually assigned as male or female: Celebrity, Architect, Muse, Olympian, and Empress.

     

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  • Spotlight: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Spotlight: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    For our Spotlight this week we present Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's Summer Cloud, 2017.

     

    The work is from Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's series of brightly colored aluminium curtains with differently shaped passageways made from Kriska aluminium chains. Widely used in Spain, Kriska curtains can function as flexible screens for entryways. They are light, often brightly colored and make a characteristic metallic sound when the chains touch.


    The forms cut into the curtains relate to the artist's idea of "model forms", familiar but non-specific shapes that both trigger our imagination and leave us unable to identify them. The "continuation" of the aluminium chains below the openings appears counterintuitive, adding an element of surprise. Oscillating between appearing as diaphanous screen and semi-solid object, the curtains are both indications of a transition (meant to be traversed, marking the end of one space and the beginning of the next) as well as sculptural objects, existing in a hybrid state between corporeality and immateriality.

     

     

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  • Spotlight: Nathan Carter

    Spotlight: Nathan Carter

    Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Nathan Carter’s Rosa Rosaghetti in the Red Anemones Garden at Rougemont Castle., 2021,Syldavian Sallies née Succory at Snowdonia Llyn Gardens, Dolwyddelan., 2021, and 

    Royal Convulvulus Clementine at The Alnwick Castle Poison Garden., 2021.

     

    Nathan Carter’s exuberant paintings continue a theme of playfully mixing abstract and organic shapes to create fantastical botanical compositions, named for flowers and recalling their distinct shapes. Painted in acrylic enamel, the works focus on flowers in the process of blossoming. Thus, among the tightly intertwined forms reminiscent of leaves and vines, are also stamen and stigma, evoking the complex reproductive apparatus of plants. The intersexual botanical beings are curious proliferations, spiky prideful panorama, petals, stamen and ovule tentatively intertwining and coupling in a self-stimulating dance. Emphasizing the phantasmagorical element of these constructions, they can also include hearts or a row of rainbow spikes, or, as Carter calls them: “visible deadly warnings to all away supporters and dream killers."  

     

    The titles of this series of works contain both scientific and common or fictional references to plants, paired with names or emotive qualifiers.

     

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  • Spotlight: Karin Sander

    Spotlight: Karin Sander

    Photo © Gunter Lepkowski

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Karin Sander's Patina Painting 187/12, In The Garden During Building Renovation, Berlin-Zehlendorf, 2018.⁠⠀

     

    Patina Paintings (Gebrauchsbilder) are standard, mass-produced canvases in various formats that the artist has placed in specific locations for a certain time period, or given to collectors and institutions for their own use over a limited period of time.

     

    As Harald Welzer noted in his text on Karin Sander's work “From the moment of its acquisition it is left to them whether they install such a work in their sports car or leave it in their basement or carry it about as a constant travel accessory (like a toiletries bag). In any case the canvas will be covered with some kind of a coat of dust, dirt, mould, notes or whatever else crosses the path of the wok and its owner. These works are also self-portraits of their owners, at least they show traces of a use that could only take place with this individual and his or her specific way of life. In the context of an exhibition they seem as auratic as any other painting; this can represent an affront to actual painters.”

     

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  • Spotlight: Andrew Grassie

    Spotlight: Andrew Grassie

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Andrew Grassie's Giraffe, 2020. 
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    Giraffe is from a new body of work exploring images from the artist’s image archive, among them decades old snapshots associated with personal memories, tied to a specific place, a moment in time. Andrew Grassie chose motifs that had held his attention for reasons he could not always explain: photos from his image archive, sometimes many decades old and exuding a vague awkwardness, became sources for these works.⁠⠀
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    The intimately scaled, precisely painted work is executed in tempera, a painting technique associated with pre-Renaissance panel paintings anteceding the development of oil paint.⁠⠀
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  • Spotlight: Ann Veronica Janssens

    Spotlight: Ann Veronica Janssens

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Ann Veronica Janssens' Green, Yellow and Pink, 2017.⁠⠀
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    “(…) sometimes you have to erase reality, erase what’s visible in order to see something else, to make the invisible visible.” – Ann Veronica Janssens⁠⠀
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    This site-specific work was created on occasion of the artist’s 2017 solo exhibition at Esther Schipper, Ich rede zu Dir wie Kinder reden in der Nacht. Once visitors pass the threshold of the exhibition space, they find themselves immersed in an immaterial colored abstraction where any spatial or temporal landmark has disappeared.⁠⠀

     

    Green, Yellow and Pink was most recently part of the artist's Connect, BTS project at DDP Design Exhibition Hall, Seoul in 2020.

     

     

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  • All Access – Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

    Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
    All Access – Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

    Photo © Rex Chu

     

    All Access is a series of online visits to exhibitions which currently have restricted public access. As museums and galleries around the world are mostly closed, the series takes us into these spaces with the artists and curators as guides.

    Here, curator Agnes Gryczkowska introduces a section of the exhibition Sun Rise | Sun Set at the Schinkel Pavillon Berlin.

    Sun Rise | Sun Set brings together contemporary and 20th century artists to form a multi-layered response to the fast unfolding ecocatastrophe. The selected works permeate one another, creating small organisms and turning Schinkel Pavillon into a surreal landscape, highlighting the interconnectivity between humans, animals, plants, inanimate objects, technologies and non-beings.

    The exhibition includes two works by Pierre Huyghe. The video tour below focuses on the room in which "Circadian Dilemma (Dia del Ojo)" is installed. The work is part of a series of aquarium works in which the artist creates cyclically-oriented underwater scenarios. The landscape of the water basin is modelled on a Mexican cave and is populated by six fish of the species Astyanax mexicanus, along with microscopic bacteria and algae.

     

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  • Spotlight: Isa Melsheimer

    Spotlight: Isa Melsheimer

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Isa Melsheimer's false ruins and lost innocence 1, 2020.⁠⠀
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    The large-scale ceramic takes as point of departure the so-called Cuckoo Coffee House in Da Nang, Vietnam, an airy building from 2019 designed by a young Vietnamese architectural firm called Tropical Space. Inside the multiple nestled shapes overlooking an enclosed courtyard, a small forest of trees appears to thrive, their trunks richly glazed.⁠⠀
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    The new sculpture is one of the artist’s largest and technically complex ceramics to date. Similar to her idiosyncratic use of concrete, Melsheimer who began to work with the material in 2013, has pushed the boundaries of this craft in scale and technique, making the medium completely her own.⁠⠀
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  • Spotlight: Ugo Rondinone

    Spotlight: Ugo Rondinone

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Ugo Rondinone's zweiteraprilzweitausendundsiebzehn, 2017 and the quick, 2019.⁠⠀
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    Taking the universally recognized motif of a brick wall as point of departure, Ugo Rondinone's large scale zweiteraprilzweitausendundsiebzehn traverses the boundary between sculpture and painting.⁠⠀
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    the quick is made of hewn bluestone. Five blocks have been stacked atop one another to form the basic shape of a human body—legs, waist, torso, and head. The stones, whose rough edges result of the quarry work, have not been modified. The marks left by weather, wind and corrosion contrast with the smooth surface of the poured concrete plinth.⁠

     

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  • Spotlight: Angela Bulloch

     

    Spotlight: Angela Bulloch

    Photo © Eberle & Eisfeld

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Angela Bulloch's Pentagon Totem: Tree, 2020⁠⠀

     

    Pentagon Totem: Tree is the latest development in Angela Bulloch's ongoing series of sculptures. The work consists of five assembled geometrical figures known as regular dodecahedrons (each figure is made of 12 pentagons).⁠⠀
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    Angela Bulloch's series of sculptures examines the connections formed by the convex geometrical shapes of their structure, together with their associations of colors and the gallery space. Made of painted Corian, the surface of the vertically assembled dodecahedrons creates an optical illusion of pushing and pulling planes. Conceived and designed within a digital imaging program, each superimposed module appears distinct while at the same time relating to the others.⁠⠀
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  • Artist Talk with Simon Fujiwara

    Fondazione Prada Instagram Wednesday ,3 March, 7 pm (CET) www.instagram.com/fondazioneprada
    Artist Talk with Simon Fujiwara

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    What would you like to know about Who The Bær?⁠

    Tune in to attend the digital preview of the exhibition Who The Bær on Wednesday 3 March at 7 pm (CET) live on the @fondazioneprada Instagram account⁠

    Simon Fujiwara will unveil his site-specific project and, in conversation with author Barbara Casavecchia will go through the key themes that inspired the fantastical character of Who The Bær.

  • Spotlight: Roman Ondak

    Spotlight: Roman Ondak

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Roman Ondak's Bad News, 2018.⁠⠀
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    Bad News consists of a round table with three papier-mâché spheres placed on its tabletop. As is characteristic of Roman Ondak’s practice, the table, formerly a revolving worktable showing signs of wear, is a found object that most likely originates from an artisan’s workshop in Bratislava, where the artist works and lives.⁠⠀
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    The three spheres were made by Ondak using pages from three different widely-read newspapers, the American The New York Times, the Russian Izvestia and the Slovakian SME. The artist collected the newspaper issues for the work throughout December 2018. The diameters of the spheres was determined by the number of printed pages of each newspaper. While the surface of each sphere appears as a cacophony of article headlines and text quotes, the artist’s selection of the visible headlines was deliberately random. It is the observer who, subtly nudged by the work’s title, might assume “bad news” when in fact they may not be any.⁠⠀

     

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  • FIAC Online Viewing Room

    March 4 – 7, 2021 https://fiac.viewingrooms.com/
    FIAC Online Viewing Room

    Martin Boyce, After Light, 2021, acrylic paint on perforated steel, aluminium, cellulose paint on cast bronze and bronze wire, 166,5 x 110 x 18 cm. Photo © Martin Boyce

     

    We are pleased to announce our participation in the first iteration of FIAC Online Viewing Room where we will present major works by Rosa BarbaMartin BoyceAngela BullochEtienne ChambaudGeneral IdeaAnn Veronica Janssens, Isa MelsheimerRoman OndakPhilippe Parreno, and Ugo Rondinone.

     

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  • Spotligt: Ryan Gander

    Spotligt: Ryan Gander

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Ryan Gander's Y gêm (My neotonic contribution to Modernism), 2017.⁠⠀
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    Y gêm (My neotonic contribution to Modernism) takes as point of departure a 1918 abstract sculpture by the Belgian Modernist artist George Vantongerloo (b. 1886, Antwerp; d. 1965, Paris). Vantongerloo, who was greatly influenced by his encounter with the Dutch De Stijl movement, pursued his interest in geometrical relationships and algebraic formulas beginning in 1918. Another art historical reference are Pop artist Claes Oldenburg's "soft sculptures" from the early 1960s.⁠⠀
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    Ryan Gander short-circuits this development by first treating the older master's hard-edged sculpture with a computer program that enlarges the work and rounds angular shapes, before covering it in a thick layer of orange artificial fur balls, transforming the sculpture into a soft, fuzzy and inflated-looking form.⁠⠀


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  • Simon Fujiwara at Fondazione Prada

    Fondazione Prada, Milan March 2 – September 27, 2021 www.fondazioneprada.org
    Simon Fujiwara at Fondazione Prada

    Simon Fujiwara, Sculpture for Who the Bær, 2020
    Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen

     

    For this new site-specific project conceived for the ground floor of the Podium in the Milan premises of Fondazione Prada, Simon Fujiwara introduces audiences to the fairytale world of Who the Bær, an original cartoon character that inhabits a fantasy universe created by the artist. Who the Bær is a cartoon bear without a clear character – “Who” as they are known, seems to have not yet developed a strong personality or instincts, they have no history, defined gender or even sexuality. Who the Bær only knows that they are an image, and they seek to define themselves in a world of other images.

    The world of Who the Bær is a flat, online world of pictures, yet one full of endless possibilities. Who the Bær can transform or adapt into any image they encounter, taking on the attributes and identities of those depicted within the image – human, animal or even object. In this sense the fantastical world of Who the Bær is a world of freedom: Who can be whoever they wish to be, Who can transcend time and place, Who can be both subject and object. Yet Who the Bær may never be able to overcome their one true challenge – to become anything more than just an image.

    Who the Bær’s fantasy adventures are presented at Fondazione Prada in a giant labyrinth made almost entirely from cardboard and recyclable materials and forming the shape of a giant bear. As visitors travel through the bear-like installation, they are introduced to the basic design and formation of the cartoon character of Who the Bær before embarking on a series of adventures that follow Who the Bær around their fairytale world. Told through drawings, collages, sculptures and animations, we witness Who the Bær in their perennial quest for an authentic self.

    Inspired by the tradition of fairytales as well as modern animation movies, Fujiwara uses the mechanisms of fantasy to explore some of the joys and traumas we face as a society possessed with images and spectacle.

    The exhibition is completed by a publication, which is part of Fondazione Prada’s Quaderni series. Conceived as an illustrated story book, it includes a conversation with the artist.

    The adventures of Who the Bær can be experienced on Instagram following their official account @whothebaer.

     

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  • Spotlight: Rosa Barba

    Spotlight: Rosa Barba

    Photo © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present a selection of major works by Rosa Barba who recently joined the gallery, as well as an introduction to her new film and site-specific project, Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, filmed in Cyprus, including the UN-Buffer Zone.

    This summer, Rosa Barba will present an architectural film installation as part of the long-awaited reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, after five years of closure for renovation work.

     

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  • Live Tour and Zoom Conversation with Ryan Gander

    February 9, 2021, 12 pm (EST), 6pm (CET)
    Live Tour and Zoom Conversation with Ryan Gander

    Photo © Tom Mannion

     

    Live Tour and Zoom Conversation with Ryan Gander and Princeton Program in Visual Arts faculty member David Reinfurt
    February 9, 2021, 12 pm (EST), 6pm (CET)
    Pre-registration is required

     

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  • Spotlight: Thomas Demand

    Spotlight: Thomas Demand

    © Thomas Demand & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021

     

    Spotlight is a weekly presentation focusing on an artwork or a group of works. This week in the spotlight is Thomas Demand's Princess. ⁠⁠
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    The work depicts a detail of the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that gained notoriety when in early February 2020 several passengers were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and Japanese health officials imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on the vessel which was then anchored in Yokohama, Japan. Aboard the ship were a total of 2,666 passengers and 1045 crew members whose daily activities were reported in worldwide news.⁠⁠
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    The image is part of a series produced in 2020 for the covers of the Italian architectural magazine DOMUS. The series depicts "architecture which got into trouble," as Demand puts it. These are designs which became symbolic architectural forms for current disputes without necessarily being built with any such intention.

     

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  • Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Cemile Sahin

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Cemile Sahin

    Photo © Paul Niedermayer

     

    Cemile Sahin was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1990. She studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She lives and works in Berlin.⁠

     

    Sahin's artistic practice operates between film, photography, sculpture and text. Points of departure include both images and stories, which she stages in multimedia video installations. Her work questions the instrumentalization of media and the significance of diverse perspectives for the writing of history. Working with a variety of media, she explores how history and its narration changes when it is constructed through diverse—or even contradictory—points of view.⁠ ⁠

     

    Her debut novel TAXI was published in 2019, followed by her book Alle Hunde Sterben in 2020, both of which are important components of her artistic practice. In 2019 she was awarded the ars viva 2020 prize for Visual Arts. The same year she was a fellow of the JUNGE AKADEMIE at the Akademie der Künste Berlin.⁠ ⁠

     

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  • Spotlight: Philippe Parreno

    Spotlight: Philippe Parreno
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Spotlight is a weekly presentation focusing on an artwork or a group of works. This week in the spotlight is Philippe Parreno’s lightboxes Invisibleboy.
    Invisibleboy, 2020 consists of seven light boxes, all featuring a still taken from Philippe Parreno's film Invisibleboy", 2010–2015, that has been enlarged and printed on a Duratrans transparency, mounted in a light box.⁠
    Invisibleboy portrays the world of a Chinese child immigrant in New York's Chinatown. The narrow streets and cramped spaces in which the local community lives are populated by monstrous imaginary figures. In Invisibleboy, reality and fiction overlap: monsters creep into the images of the urban fabric and city life, taking on alien forms. Scratched directly into the film stock, these monsters spring to life out of its frames. Parreno tries to give an image to people generally described as "invisible," who fall outside of any legal framework.⁠
    For this new series of light boxes, the artist has delicately scratched the transparencies to add texture and presence to the existing monstrous figures of the film. Each image features a different creature, named by the artist: in this case, The Hanger.⁠
    The work is unique in a series of five variations. Every variation is customized by the artist with unique hand-scratches.⁠
     
     
  • "The Challenge: We are in this together" – Esther Schipper for The New Institute

    Photo © Kristian Schuller

     

    For its December newsletter, titled "The Challenge: We are in this together", The New Institute asked Esther Schipper – among other thinkers and practitioners – to share her insights and analysis on the current global pandemic. For the occasion, Esther Schipper selected artworks by the gallery artists showing that the questions of viruses and pandemics have been among us for a long time.

     

    Click here to read!

  • Online Tour with Isa Melsheimer

    Instagram Live Saturday December 12, 2020, 12 noon
    Online Tour with Isa Melsheimer

    Exhibition view: Isa Melsheimer, false ruins and lost innocence, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2020
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Online Tour of Isa Melsheimer's false ruins and lost innocence
    with Isa Melsheimer and Jan Kage
    Saturday December 12, 2020, 12 noon
    The tour will be held in German
    Join the tour on Instagram Live

     

    Join Isa Melsheimer and author, musician, and curator, Jan Kage as they take you on a tour of false ruins and lost innocence, Isa Melsheimer's current exhibition at the gallery.

  • Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Rosa Barba

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Rosa Barba

    Photo © Sara Masüger

     

    Rosa Barba was born in 1972 in Agrigento, Italy. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

    She studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and has completed her PhD at the Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University in 2018.

    She has been a visiting professor at MIT, ACT (Program in Art, Culture and Technology), in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Barba holds a professorship in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Bremen.

    Rosa Barba engages within the medium of film through a sculptural approach. In her works, Barba creates installations and site-specific interventions to analyze the ways film articulates space, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Questions of composition, physicality of form and plasticity play an important role for the artist as Barba examines the industry of cinema and its staging vis-à-vis gesture, genre, information and documents. Her film works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative. They often focus on natural landscapes and human-made interventions into the environment and explore the relationship of historical records, personal anecdotes, and filmic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty.

  • Hito Steyerl's "We Will Survive TV"

    November 15, 19, 21, 26, 2020 www.e-flux.com
    Hito Steyerl's

    Hito Steyerl, SocialSim, 2020, single channel HD video and live computer simulation Dancing Mania, duration: 18:19 min (single channel), Dancing Mania duration variable

    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Film still © Hito Steyerl

     

    What happens to the art at the museum at night? 
    A weird-ass visual podcast

     

    During the corona-related shutdown in November 2020, Hito Steyerl’s exhibition I Will Survive at K21 (September 26, 2020—January 10, 2021) transforms into a livestream format. The project 4 Nights at the Museum developed by the artist, filmmaker, and author Hito Steyerl, provides some background and conversations about the works in the exhibition.

     

    In five episodes (each lasting ca. 45 minutes), selected works and themes in I Will Survive will be discussed in more detail. Participants in the works, such as the New York-based graphic designer Ayham Ghraowi or the Hamburg-based actress Heja Netirk, will talk about their perspectives. In addition, Steyerl will present alternative versions of exhibited works and previously unedited archival material. Short guided tours by the curators will accompany visitors into the exhibition spaces, which are abandoned at night. They will take a look at some of the works and prove that there is nothing going on inside the museum during the shutdown. 

     

    The episodes will livestream on e-flux Video & Film starting Sunday, November 15. All episodes air at 8pm CET, 2pm EST.

     

    More information here

  • Hito Steyerl's "SocialSim" Live Stream

    Twitch TV Wednesday, November 4, 2020
    Hito Steyerl's

    Hito Steyerl, SocialSim, 2020⁠. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020⁠
    Film still © Hito Steyerl⁠

     

    Hito Steyerl's simulation Social Sim screening live from a locked down K21 to reflect the current political climate.⁠

     

    Watch the live stream here!

  • Online Tour with Andrew Grassie

    Instagram Live Sunday, November 1, 2020, 11:30 am
    Online Tour with Andrew Grassie

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Online Tour of Still Frame with Andrew Grassie and Manuel Miseur, Director at Esther Schipper

    Sunday November 1, 2020, 11:30 am
    On Instagram live

     

    Andrew Grassie’s paintings are based on photographs he has taken himself or that he, in some cases, has found. Often they have been elaborately staged, although this effort is veiled by the ostensibly unassuming matterof-factness the small, precisely painted works exude. The works are executed with tempera, a technique associated with pre-Renaissance panel paintings anteceding the development of oil paint. Tempera dries very rapidly and remains relatively sheer. To create cover and solid colors, many layers are needed.

     

    Click here to watch!

  • Artist Talk with Philippe Parreno

    MoMA Online Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 pm (EST) www.moma.org
    Artist Talk with Philippe Parreno

    Photo © Ola Rindal

     

    Enjoy a discussion with artist Philippe Parreno, creator of the installation Echo, a "sensible and sentient automaton" that "lives" in MoMA's lobby and interacts with visitors, and hear about what he's working on and thinking about these days.

     

    An online lecture/panel discussion with Philippe Parreno
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 pm (EST)

    MoMA

     

    Join the discussion

  • Body, Identity, Performance: Films by Tao Hui and Monira Al Qadiri

    Bi’bak, Berlin October 8, 2020, 8 pm www.bi-bak.de
    Body, Identity, Performance: Films by Tao Hui and Monira Al Qadiri

    Tao Hui, Joint Images, 2016, single channel HD video (color, sound), duration: 14:27 min
    Film still © Tao Hui

     

    Film screening with Tao Hui

    Bi’bak, Berlin
    October 8, 2020, 8 pm

     

    Tickets available here

  • Artist Talk & Online Opening with Thomas Demand

    M Museum, Leuven October 8 , 2020, 8 – 9 pm https://fb.me/e/2SSLBGtY4
    Artist Talk & Online Opening with Thomas Demand

    Photo © Brigitte Lacombe

     

    Starting 9 October M is presenting the new exhibition HOUSE OF CARD by Thomas Demand. In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus there will be no physical opening event. Instead, there will be a livestream on Facebook on Thursday evening 8 October.

     

    8 pm – Première of the film M and Thomas Demand made on the exhibition (English, subtitles in Dutch and French)


    8:15 pm – Conversation between curator Valerie Verhack and Thomas Demand (English) on the exhibition at M and the accompanying book.

     

    Click HERE to attend the online event

  • Art in 2020⁠ - Live Broadcast⁠ by Art Basel with Simon Fujiwara and Ryan Gander

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020,⁠ 10 AM ET / 4PM CET / 10HKT⁠ www.artbasel.com
    Art in 2020⁠ - Live Broadcast⁠ by Art Basel with Simon Fujiwara and Ryan Gander
    OVR:2020, which opens on September 23, is dedicated to art made in 2020. On the eve of its launch, Art Basel and the Financial Times invite leading artists to discuss their new work, and how their practice has responded to these extraordinary times.
     
    Moderator Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times, will be joined by Sadie Barnette, Ryan Gander, Ebony G. Patterson and Simon Fujiwara.
     
  • Podcast: AA Bronson speaks with The Art Newspaper

    Podcast: AA Bronson speaks with The Art Newspaper

    Photo © Piotr Porebski

     

    On the occasion of Berlin Art Week 2020, The Art Newspaper spoke with AA Bronson about participating in one of the big shows opening during the week, at the legendary Berghain nightclub, and about his experience of living in the city. 

     

    Click here to listen to the full podcast!

  • Book Launch with Liam Gillick

    Museo Madre, Naples Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6.30 pm www.madrenapoli.it
    Book Launch with Liam Gillick

    On Wednesday September 9, at 18.30, the Museo Madre will present the new publication by Liam Gillick: Standing On Top of a Building: Films 2008-2019 published in June 2020 by Edizioni Madre and arte’m.⁠

    After an introduction by the president of the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee, Laura Valente, Liam Gillick will be joined in conversation with the curators, Alberto Salvadori and Andrea Viliani.⁠

    The publication is the first retrospective dedicated exclusively to Liam Gillick’s film production.⁠

     

    RSVP HERE

  • Ari Benjamin Meyers – Solo (Social Distance Version)

    Collegium Hungaricum & Yellow Solo, Berlin www.yellowsolo.de
    Ari Benjamin Meyers – Solo (Social Distance Version)

    Ari Benjamin Meyers, Solo, originally produced in 2009 by Soundfair at Loge, Berlin with Ruth Rosenfeld, soprano
    Photo © Douglas Gordon

     

    Solo by Ari Benjamin Meyers was first presented in Berlin in 2009 by Soundfair at Loge. In line with the basic concept of the work, only one person at a time was allowed to enter the space, to experience a live vocal performance of ca. seven minutes, delivered by a solo singer. In the first version of the performance the soloist and the solo audience were in one space, a small room which created, in fact provoked, an inevitably intimate connection between the two.

    In Solo (Social Distance Version)—presented first at CHB-Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and later at Yellow Solo—the soloist and the solo audience are separated by a wall, and thus the show, experienced in complete solitude, is comprised not of hearing, but overhearing.

    VENUE 1:
    CHB – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
    Dorotheenstraße 12, 10117 Berlin
    September 11, 12, both days 4 pm - 10 pm
    Duration of the performance: 10 min
    The performance takes place in continuous repetition from 4 pm till 10 pm on the 11th and 12th of September. A solo visitor is allowed to enter the space following a short break after each performance.
    From 4 pm to 7 pm, the performance can only be visited at a pre-booked time slot. It is not necessary to register between 7 pm and 10 pm, entry is in the order of arrival.
    Registration: contact@yellowsolo.de

    VENUE 2:
    Yellow Solo
    Danziger Straße 162a, 10407 Berlin
    September 19, 26, October 4, 11, on all four days 4 pm – 8 pm
    Duration of the performance: 10 min
    The performance can only be visited here at a pre-booked time slot.
    Registration: contact@yellowsolo.de

  • Artist Talk with Gabriel Kuri

    The Douglas Hyde Gallery (online) Thursday September 3, 2020, 7:30 pm (CET) www.douglashydegallery.com
    Artist Talk with Gabriel Kuri

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Artist Talk

    Gabriel Kuri in conversation with Georgina Jackson⁠

    Thursday 3 September 2020, 7.30 pm⁠ ⁠(CET)

     

    Join Gabriel Kuri and The Douglas Hyde Gallery Director Georgina Jackson as they discuss Kuri's practice, in particular his current exhibition The Douglas Hyde Gallery "spending static to save gas".⁠ ⁠ The conversation will be live cast on The Douglas Hyde Gallery YouTube channel. 

     

    More information can be found here

  • Online Artist Talk⁠ with AA Bronson & Adrian Stimson⁠

    Hirshhorn Museum (online) August 19 2020, 2–3 pm www.hirshhorn.si.edu
    Online Artist Talk⁠ with AA Bronson & Adrian Stimson⁠

    AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson looking at the Old Sun Residential School, now the Old Sun Community College, on the Siksika Reserve, 2018.
    Photo © Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur

     

    (At Home) On Art And Healing: Online Artist Talk

    With AA Bronson And Adrian Stimson
    Hirshhorn Museum (online)

    August 19 2020, 2–3 pm

     

    Artists AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson join Hirshhorn assistant curator Betsy Johnson for a discussion on their work and recent collaboration to address the fundamental role that art can play in helping us to face unspeakable atrocities, rebuild relationships and trust, and find healthy ways to heal and move forward together. Through this conversation, the artists approach the unanswerable question—one posed by Bronson in his work A Public Apology to Siksika Nation—of how one can apologize for genocide, if at all.⁠

    Register here! 

  • Cooking with Artists – Nathan Carter

    Cooking with Artists – Nathan Carter

    “When I was a kid, I drew and built my worlds. I would make maps and models of places. I would mix toys together and there was a lot of masking tape, pencils, matchboxes, thread, string, and Elmer’s glue—sticking legos to pine cones and things like that. As an adult, as a childish adult, I’m still doing that storytelling through drawing maps and world-building.”⁠

    Nathan Carter shared his recipe for a refreshing, tangy salad of cucumbers, mangoes, pineapples, lime, and spicy Thai chilis for MoMA PS1's new instalment of Cooking with Artists with Chef Mina Stone⁠

    Click the link for the full recipe!

  • The Reading Corner: Roman Ondak

    The Reading Corner: Roman Ondak

    Published on occasion of the Roman Ondak's exhibition History Repeats Itself at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg in 2017 and is published Verlag der Buchhandlung König. It is a personal and metaphysical journey into the landscapes of history and youth of Roman Ondak.

     

    Roman Ondak works with conceptual art, that is: art based on an idea. Like the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp, Roman Ondak works with found objects. He revitalises the genre by placing the "object" in a broader context, which allows new stories to arise - with both personal, poetic and political power.

     

    Available here

  • SUNDAY OPEN

    Sunday July 26, 2020
    SUNDAY OPEN

    Wir freuen uns, an der dritten Ausgabe von SUNDAY OPEN teilzunehmen, einer Initiative von INDEX Berlin. Unsere Ausstellung ist noch bis 26. Juli zu sehen wird am kommenden Sonntag von 12 bis 18 Uhr geöffnet sein.⁠

    -⁠

    We are pleased to participate in the third iteration of SUNDAY OPEN, initiated by INDEX Berlin. For its final day, our exhibition PS81E will be open this Sunday, July 26, from 12 through 6 pm.

  • Instagram Takeover: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Instagram Takeover: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrane and Juliana Fausto, LA PENSÉE FÉRALE 1/7⁠

     

    "What do a dog and a tree have in common? Their bark!” Joke, anonymous.

     

    "An animal is classified as feral when it is a former domestic animal living in a wild habitat, without food or shelter provided by humans, and showing some resistance to people”, biologists state. Some of the most common species that turn feral are cats, dogs, horses, and pigs. Once companion species, when the pact established thousands of years ago by codomestication is broken, they have the ability not to go back to being wolves, their wild ancestors in the case of dogs, but to become something else. They become feral. Claude Lévi-Strauss coined the concept of pensée sauvage (not la pensée des sauvages, as we are often reminded), a type of “untamed” thought, kept alive in the modern western world within “natural reserves” of art, as he would say. Dogs are not often considered wildlife; they are mostly a species-with-humans. Messmates. That does not mean they could not experience their own kind of pensée sauvage – or even a domesticated thought, who knows. But what mode of thought is expressed when these two worlds collapse, pacts are broken, their world is wounded, they become without-humans and thus feral? Is it possible that la pensée férale is one that makes surviving in the Anthropocene feasible?⁠


    Text Juliana Fausto, images Daniel Steegmann Mangrané⁠

    For each week in 2020, curator Maria Lind invites 52 artists to inhabit this account to make weekly proposals for the 2020s. See Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's takeover at @52proposalsforthe20s.⁠

  • Anri Sala – Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017

    Anri Sala – Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017

    Film still: Anri Sala, Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017, HD video projection, color, stereo sound, duration 7:56 min
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

     

    We celebrate Bastille Day with Anri Sala and an excerpt from his 2017 video Take Over (Marseillaise)!

     

    Watch as the pianist and Disklavier play the French national anthem in a carefully choreographed moment of ghostly harmony, evoking the timelessness of the tune.

     

    Both this video and its counterpart, Take Over (Internationale), pair the two eponymous musical works, powerful political anthems that are affiliated by an entangled political and cultural history.

     

    Click here to watch!

     

     

  • The Reading Corner: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    The Reading Corner: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    “If there are no more subjects nor objects, then there are no longer spectators or works of art, but rather processes of relationships of mutual transformation. Combinations of agents which influence one another”. – Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Profoundly transforming the space of the IAC Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's solo exhibition, Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière, generated new vanishing lines. Defined by a sensitive geometry, driven only by rays of natural light that penetrate the gloom, the exhibition encouraged exploration.⁠

    This artist book has been published on occasion of the exhibition Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière at the Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes from 20 February to 28 April 2019. ⁠

    Available here

  • Immersive Ping-Pong with Gabriel Kuri

    Immersive Ping-Pong with Gabriel Kuri

    Currently exhibited as part of our exhibition PS81E, Gabriel Kuri’s untitled (AE DEC 18) consists of a number of objects in different colors made from hard plastic that have been arranged in a loose grouping. Their shape is taken from a standard fastening clip, a closure best-known for use on packages of sliced bread (but also used to seal bags of fruit and other perishables). In this case the found object, the bread-clips, has been scaled to an almost monstrous size, removing all functionality.

     

    The artists characteristic combination of precision and playfulness surfaced with a recent short video in which he plays ping-pong in his studio, felling the giant bread-clips one by one!

     

    Made in confinement in Gabriel Kuri’s studio in Brussels. Much gratitude to Cristian Manzutto for his selfless help with the iPhone camera and editing. And thanks to Jonas Kuri.

     

    Click the image to watch the video!

  • In the Studio – Simon Fujiwara

    In the Studio – Simon Fujiwara

    Photo © Kristin Loschert

     

    This week the art magazine Collectors Agenda published an extinsive interview with Simon Fujiwara. Below excerpts from their conversation in which Simon also spoke about his fascination for female characters, among them Marie Antoinette who is the subject of his work currently on view as part of PS81E, A Dramatically Enlarged Set of Golden Guillotine Earrings Depicting the Severed Heads of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, 2019.

     

    Read the full article here

  • The Art World Works From Home: Gabriel Kuri

    The Art World Works From Home: Gabriel Kuri

    A view inside Gabriel Kuri’s studio

     

    An extensive interview with Gabriel Kuri published by artnet on June 5, 2020.

     

    Read the full article here

  • Podcast on Julia Scher's Security by Julia

    Podcast on Julia Scher's Security by Julia

    Julia Scher, Security By Julia IV, 1989, performance
    Exhibition view: Security By Julia IV, Whitney Biennial, New York, 1989
    Photo © Julia Scher

     

    In this podcast series Prof Dr Astrid Mania, students, and colleagues from HFBK in Hamburg as well as special guests talk about art works that resonate with what’s currently on our minds, that might be thought-provoking, comforting and also a little entertaining every now and again. In this fifty-second episode Astrid Mania talks about Julia Scher's Security by Julia.

     

    Listen to the podcast here

  • Online Performance – Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Online Performance – Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Photo © Joachim Koltzer

     

    Forecast (Part I/Concert Version)⁠
    by Ari Benjamin Meyers
    From Thursday June 4, 2020, 6pm, for 48 hours⁠

    American artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers works at the intersection of music, theatre, performance and live installation, aiming to exploit each genre’s particular register and make new connections between their different mechanisms of action.⁠

    Forecast, his work that was scheduled to premiere on April 23 but whose rehearsal process and premiere had to be postponed to next season due to the coronavirus pandemic, is dedicated to the weather as phenomena and a starting point for an evening about predictability, and humans as the creators of the future with their need for forecasts, control and imagination.⁠

    From May 11-15, the Forecast ensemble met in the Volksbühne to record an excerpt of the performance as a concert-style session on video.⁠

    Click here to watch the performance! ⁠

  • The Reading Corner: Liu Ye

    The Reading Corner: Liu Ye

    "It is no accident that the simplified paintings by Liu Ye are reminiscent of cartoons and illustrations in children’s books: the artist’s father wrote books for children and possessed a box filled with Western, often prohibited classic children’s literature. The pictures in them influenced Liu Ye at an early age. After studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and the Berlin University of the Arts, the artist discovered his own distinct style, which plays with viewers’ visual expectations and catches them unawares with surprising pictorial compositions. His small-format paintings of Miffy the rabbit, the character created by Dick Bruna, are unmistakable, often painted against a dismal background that recalls the Old Masters or combined with elements borrowed from Piet Mondrian, as are his pastel compositions with innocent yet challenging female characters."⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    This first catalogue raisonné featuring the sensitive works by Liu Ye provides an overview of his creative output from 1991 to 2015. ⁠

     

    Available here!

  • Film Screening – Anri Sala, Long Sorrow (2005) & Answer Me (2008)

    www.scharaun.de
    Film Screening – Anri Sala, Long Sorrow (2005) & Answer Me (2008)

    Anri Sala, Answer Me, 2008, HD Video, color, stereo, duration 4:50 min
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Film still © Anri Sala

     

    Programm #1:

    Anri Sala

    Long Sorrow (2005) & Answer Me (2008)

     

    Friday 29. May, 2020, for one week

    From 6 pm

     

    Click here to watch

  • The Reading Corner: Anri Sala

    The Reading Corner: Anri Sala

    Photo © Mousse Publishing

     

    This book, published for the exhibition Anri Sala. Le Temps coudé, presented at Mudam in fall 2019, comprises four essays by the philosopher and musicologist Peter Szendy that consider the artist’s major works since 2013.

     

    Demonstrating the strong intellectual connections that has developed between the two over the course of their collaborations, these essays draw on a sensory experience of the works of Anri Sala to analyze the way that music nourishes them, in their connection to image, space, history, and time.⁠

     

    Available here! 

  • A Conversation with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Sunday April 19, 2020, 1:30 pm
    A Conversation with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Photo © Michael Chiu

     

    On Sunday April 19 at 1.30 pm Ari Benjamin Meyers will be the guest of the two-hour program Zwischentöne on Deutschlandfunk, German Public Radio. Hosted by Michael Langer, conversation alternates with musical works specially chosen by Meyers.⁠

    Tune in this Sunday April 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm!⁠

  • The Reading Corner: Gabriel Kuri

    The Reading Corner: Gabriel Kuri

    On the occasion of his first institutional exhibition in Germany, Gabriel Kuri created four new groups of works, which provide an insight into different aspects of his practice. Accordingly, Kuri is showing sculptures and installation; all of them are made out of found materials or industrially manufactured products, including marble slabs, sand, paper, cigarette butts, or body care products.

     

    A precise and deliberate positioning and a surprising casualness always characterize the presentation of his objects in the exhibition. With their humor and lightness of touch, his works level criticism as well as political, economic, and social conditions. In the sense of an extended notion of sculpture, he shifts the boundaries of art and the everyday, as the viewers and the everyday become part of the aesthetic form.⁠

     

    This catalogue is published on the occasion of Gabriel Kuri’s solo exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein and Kunstverein Freiburg⁠. 

     

    Available here!

  • The Reading Corner: OneStar

    The Reading Corner: OneStar

    In a generous gesture of bringing art into life, OneStar has made available pdfs of all their artists’ books published since 2000. We salute them!

     

    Download the books for free here!

  • Online Tour – Isa Melsheimer

    Online Tour – Isa Melsheimer

    An exclusive behind the scene tour while the exhibition is closed due to the temporary closure of KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin.

     

    See inside the exhibition here

  • Simon Fujiwara wins Audience Award at Preis der Nationalgalerie Shortlist Exhibition 2019

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
    Simon Fujiwara wins Audience Award at  Preis der Nationalgalerie Shortlist Exhibition 2019

    Photo © Simon Fujiwara

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Simon Fujiwara who has won the Audience Award for the Preis der Nationalgalerie shortlist exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof,

     

    For the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019, Simon Fujiwara presented a compilation of five works that stem from his investigation of contemporary mass phenomena and their economic, socio-political, and media aspects. The very different works illustrate the extent to which these phenomena have an emotional component of their own. For instance, the video installation Likeness (2018) focuses on the figure of Anne Frank and her media-effective staging and instrumentalization.

     

  • Book Launch & Reading with Matti Braun

    Esther Schipper Bookstore Saturday February 22, 2020, 4 pm www.estherschipper.com
    Book Launch & Reading with Matti Braun

    On occasion of the publication of Matti Braun’s new monograph, edited in cooperation with Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay and Beth Citron, the artist will read from the Bengali science fiction story “Mangalik” by Parashuram, translated by co-editor Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay. This pioneering 1955 text is published for the first time in English.

     

    The book brings together texts by Parashuram, Beth Citron, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Dip Ghosh, Ranen Ghosh, Soham Guha, Sudhir Kakar, Sami Ahmad Khan, Matthia Löbke, Amrita Shah, highlighting the myriad interconnections of the work of Rabindranath Tagore, Vikram Sarabhai, Satyajit Ray, and Indian and Bengali science fiction. Richly illustrated, the publication focuses on Matti Braun’s artistic production of the last ten years.

     

    Following the reading, Matti Braun and Isabelle Moffat will discuss related topics.


    The reading will be in English, the discussion in German and English.

     

    The event is free and open to the public. As seating is limited, please register HERE

  • Dhaka Art Summit 2020 with Prabhavathi Meppayil & Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka February 7 – 15, 2020 www.dhakaartsummit.org
    Dhaka Art Summit 2020 with Prabhavathi Meppayil & Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Fog Dog, 2020, 2k video, 5.1 digital sound
    Photo © Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

     

    Convening a critical mass of artists, thinkers, and participants, Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements will provoke us to reconsider (art)histories, movement, borders and fault lines. From February 7–15, Dhaka, Bangladesh will be the epicenter of a radical upheaval of how we think about art, activated by intellectual and curatorial contributions, spanning four floors of the Shilpakala Academy in the city’s vibrant University belt.

    Observing the interplay and occasional confrontation inherent among architectural spaces within an emergent nation-state, seventeen artists/collaboratives respond to the built and unbuilt legacy of the ground-breaking Bangladeshi architect Muzharul Islam (1923–2012). While Prabhavathi Meppayil’s newly commissioned works observe how Muzharul Islam’s reliance on both social and empirical structures informed the making and occupation of space, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s narrative film, Fog Dog, brings us into a community of human and inhuman inhabitants of Charukala, the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka (designed by Muzharul Islam from 1953–55).

  • Artist Talk with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    4th Verbier Art Summit, Bagnes January 31, 2020, 4:50 pm www.verbierartsummit.org
    Artist Talk with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Photo © Huis Sonnenveld

     

    Artist Talk
    4th Verbier Art Summit, Bagnes
    January 31, 2020, 4:50 pm

     

    The 2020 Verbier Art Summit will ask how to envision a way forward in finding harmony between art, ecology and resources.

     

    View the full program HERE.

  • David Claerbout at Galerie Rudolfinum

    Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague January 29 – April 12, 2020 www.galerierudolfinum.cz
    David Claerbout at Galerie Rudolfinum

    David Claerbout, Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years) (Horizontal), 2016, single channel video installation (color, silent, HD animation), duration: 1000 years
    Exhibition view: David Claerbout, Olympia, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2016–2017
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    David Claerbout
    Olympia
    Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
    January 29 – April 12, 2020

     

    Artist Talk
    The Laziness of Action
    Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
    January 29, 2020, 5 – 6 pm

     

    More information on the exhibition can be found HERE

  • Artist Talk with David Claerbout

    Zuoz, Plazzet, Switzerland January 25, 2020, 12:30 – 12:45 pm www.engadin-art-talks.ch
    Artist Talk with David Claerbout

    Photo © Koos Breukel

     

    E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks with David Claerbout
    "SILENT - LISTEN" - 10 YEARS
    Zuoz, Plazzet, Switzerland
    January 25, 2020, 12:30 – 12:45 pm

     

    Find the full program HERE.

  • Performance and Artist Talk with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Schering Stiftung, Berlin January 18 – 19, 2020, 12 – 6 pm www.scheringstiftung.de
    Performance and Artist Talk with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Exhibition view: Ari Benjamin Meyers, Solo for Ayumi, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2017
    Violin: Ayumi Paul
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

     

    Ari Benjamin Meyers⁠
    Performance: Solo for Ayumi⁠
    January 18 – 19, 2020, 12 – 6 pm⁠

    Book Launch: Tacet in Concert⁠
    January 18, 2020, 6:15 pm⁠
    at Schering Stiftung, Berlin⁠

     

    More information on the performance and book launch can be found HERE.

  • Film Screening with Hito Steyerl

    This Human World Film Festival Top Kino, Vienna December 9, 2019, 5:30 pm www.thishumanworld.com
    Film Screening with Hito Steyerl

    Hito Steyerl, Robots Today, 2016, single channel HD video file, duration: 8:02 min
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Film still © Hito Steyerl

     

    Helin Celik, Nathalie Borgers, Tina Leisch and Hito Steyerl, four unlike filmmakers, initiated the film series Women Rise up For Rojava and want raise awareness for solidarity with mult-ethnical, multi-ideological and feminist self-government structures in kurdish regions in Syria (Rojava) in order to strengthen the international collaboration of women for the peace building process in the Middle East.

     

    More information can be found HERE

  • Art Basel Conversations Program with AA Bronson

    Art Basel Miami Beach December 5, 2019, 5 pm
    Art Basel Conversations Program with AA Bronson

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Stonewall at 50: Has LGBTQIA+ culture been normalized?

    Art Basel Conversations Program with AA Bronson, Lotic, Carlos Motta, and Sharmistha Ray

     

    Moderator: Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

     

    December 5, 2019, 5 pm – 6 pm

     

    More information on the event can be found HERE.

  • Artist Talk with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    KHM – Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Cologne November 28, 2019, 7 pm www.khm.de
    Artist Talk with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Photo © Fred Ernst

     

    Artist talk with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Introduction by Julia Scher

    For more information click HERE.

  • Film Screening with Hito Steyerl

    Bar Laika, 224 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, New York Wednesday, November 27, 9 pm www.e-flux.com
    Film Screening with Hito Steyerl

    Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall, 2010 

    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

    Film still © Hito Steyerl

     

     

    In Free Fall incorporates a trio of works: Before the Crash, After the Crash and Crash, which tell the story of the current global economic crisis through the example of an aeroplane junkyard in the Californian desert. The aeroplane junkyard reveals the anatomy of all sorts of crashes: both fictional and real. This is an investigation of planes as they are parked during the economic downturn, stored and recycled, revealing unexpected connections between economy, violence and spectacle.

     

    For more information click HERE.

  • Symposium with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    HGB Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig November 26 – 30, 2019 www.hgb-leipzig.de
    Symposium with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Photo © Michael Chiu

     

    Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Symposium: Show and Try Again – Curatorial Program

     

    More information HERE

  • Artist Talk with Tomás Saraceno

    Bauhaus-Museum, Weimar⁠ Friday November 22, 2019, 2 - 3pm⁠
    Artist Talk with Tomás Saraceno

    Photo © Studio Tomás Saraceno

     

    Tomás Saraceno in conversation with Franz Mauelshagen on a future after the Anthropocene.⁠
    Friday November 22, 2019, 2 - 3pm⁠
    Bauhaus-Museum, Weimar⁠

    Building upon the creative energies and legacy of Bauhaus, Tomás Saraceno’s site-specific installation Sundial for Spatial Echoes at the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar envisions the utopian reconfigurations of living and dwelling in the post-Anthropocene time. The artist will discuss his heritages of the past and the visions for future with the Anthropocene historian Franz Mauelshagen.⁠

     

    For more information click HERE.

  • Artist Talk with Tao Hui

    Almanac Barcelona Hotel November 21, 2019, 10 am www.loop-barcelona.com
    Artist Talk with Tao Hui

    Photo © Mark Poucher

     

    Tao Hui in conversation with Marko Daniel
    Director, Fundació Joan Miró
    Almanac Barcelona Hotel

     

  • Film Screening with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Babylon, Berlin November 15, Midnight www.videoart-at-midnight.de
    Film Screening with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Image: Ari Benjamin Meyers, Four Liverpool Musicians (Bette, Budgie, Ken, Louisa), 2018

    Film still © Ari Benjamin Meyers⁠

     

    Screening: Four Liverpool Musicians (Bette, Budgie, Ken, Louisa), 2018⁠

     

    For the 2018 Liverpool Biennial, Ari Benjamin Meyers created a series of musical compositions that form the basis for film portraits of four musicians from Liverpool, or with musical ties to the city: Bette Bright (Deaf School), Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees/Big in Japan), Ken Owen (Carcass) and Louisa Roach (She Drew The Gun). ⁠

     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Artist Talk with Tomás Saraceno

    Kulturquartier (Kuppelhalle), Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin Saturday November 9, 6:20 pm www.savvy-contemporary.com
    Artist Talk with Tomás Saraceno

    Photo © Alfred Weidinger

     

    Artist talk

    with Tomás Saraceno and Antonia Alampi
    Saturday November 9, 2019, 6:20 pm

    Kulturquartier (Kuppelhalle), Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin

     

    For more information click HERE.

  • Film Screening with Dominique Gonzales-Foerster and Philippe Parreno

    Bar Laika, 224 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, New York Thursday, November 7, 9 pm www.e-flux.com
    Film Screening with Dominique Gonzales-Foerster and Philippe Parreno

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Plages, 2001, 35 mm film (color, stereo sound, Portuguese with French subtitles, 4:3 format), duration: 15:00 min
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Film still © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

     

     

    e-flux video rental at Bar Laika by e-flux presents: Dominique Gonzales-Foerster and Philippe Parreno
    Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9pm

     

    Film Screenings:


    Philippe Parreno, The Boy From Mars, 2003
    Dominique González-Foerster, Plages, 2001

     

    For more information click HERE

  • Artist Talk with Anri Sala

    Mudam Luxembourg Sunday October 20, 2019, 3:30 pm⁠ www.mudam.com
    Artist Talk with Anri Sala

    Photo © Jutta Benzenberg

     

    On the occasion of his exhibition Le Temps coudé, and the launch of the catalogue Coudées : Quatre variations sur Anri Sala, Anri Sala will be discussing his work with Suzanne Cotter, director of Mudam⁠ and curator of the exhibition. The talk will be held in French.⁠

     

    To book tickets for the talk please click HERE.

  • Film Screening with Anri Sala

    Bar Laika, 224 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, New York October 17, 2019, 9 pm www-e-flux.com
    Film Screening with Anri Sala

    Anri Sala, Dammi i Colori, 2003, single-channel video and stereo sound, duration: 15 min 25 sec
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Film still © Anri Sala

     

    Bar Laika presents: one year old and a screening of Anri Sala, Dammi i Colori

     

    Anri Sala, Dammi I Colori, 2003, chronicles the work of Sala’s friend and former artist Edi Rama as Mayor of Tirana, Albania. Dammi i Colori evokes the city as canvas and champions art as a means for social transformation. Edi Rama became mayor of Tirana in 2000, and quickly went about re-painting the capital’s decaying buildings in brilliant, provocative colors and patterns. His aesthetic and political act was a powerful visualization of change—a source of both public debate and renewed civic pride.  

  • Esther Schipper congratulates Philippe Parreno

    MoMA, New York October 21, 2019 www.moma.org
    Esther Schipper congratulates Philippe Parreno

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Philippe Parreno for his MoMA commission.

     

    Re-opening to the public on October 21st, after undergoing substantial renovation and a major expansion, The Museum of Modern Art in New York will present six site-specific commissions including Echo (Danny the Street), a large-scale installation by Parreno for the museum’s main lobby.

     

    Read more about the re-opening HERE.

  • IF THE SNAKE

    Okayama Art Summit, Okayama September 27 – November 24, 2019 www.okayamaartsummit.jp
    IF THE SNAKE

    Photo © Ola Rindal

     

    IF THE SNAKE

    Artistic Director: Pierre Huyghe
    Okayama Art Summit, Okayama
    September 27 – November 24, 2019
    with Tino Sehgal among other artist

     

    For more information click HERE.

  • Tino Sehgal – This Process

    Accelerator, Frescativägen 26A, Stockholm University September 06, 2019 – October 20, 2019 www.acceleratorsu.art
    Tino Sehgal – This Process

    Photo © Asad Raza

  • Artist Talk with Gabriel Kuri

    WIELS – Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels September 5, 2019, 7 pm www.wiels.org
    Artist Talk with Gabriel Kuri

    Photo © Gabriel Kuri

     

    Gabriel Kuri in conversation with curator Zoë Gray at WIELS – Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels.

     

    More information on the exhibition can be found HERE.

  • Disappearing Berlin with Christopher Roth

    Gipsstrasse, Berlin August 18, 2019 www.disappearingberlin.de

     

    Disappearing Berlin with Christopher Roth

    Photo © Disappearing Berlin

     

    The year-long DISAPPEARING BERLIN project will highlight some of Berlin’s most unique architecture and urban spaces that are currently at risk of disappearing or embody the rapid changes the city is going through. With a program of performances, installations and concerts Schinkel Pavillon will move into the city for the very first time and, together with the invited artists, creates a dialogue between performance, art and architecture to allow us to experience these places once more in a new way.⁠

     

    For more information and to RSVP click HERE

  • Philippe Parreno at Reborn Art Festival

    Oshika peninsula, Ajishima, Central Ishinomaki, and Matsushima Bay, Japan August 3 – September 29, 2019
    Philippe Parreno at Reborn Art Festival

    Philippe Parreno, Mont Analogue, 2001, video projector without lens, computer program, color, silent, dimensions variable.

    Exhibition view: Alien Seasons, ARC/Musée de la Ville de Paris, 2002
    Photo © Philippe Parreno

     

    We are pleased to announce Philippe Parreno’s participation in the Reborn Art Festival, curated by Etsuko Watari and Koichi Watari. For this occasion, Parreno will present a new configuration of Mont Analogue

     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Artist Talk with Ryan Gander

    Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmuth July 10, 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm www.eventbrite.co.uk
    Artist Talk with Ryan Gander

    A discussion between Ryan Gander and Will Self about Ryan's 1:12 scale commission for Merrivale Model Village

     

    one-twelfth is a series of 12 annual 1:12 scale public art commissions organised by originalprojects;. Each one will be sited at Merrivale Model Village for one season then sited at a public location within the Borough of Great Yarmouth, creating a trail of miniature artworks exploring ideas of scale, transformation and relationship to place.⁠

     

    For tickets and more information click HERE.

  • Artist Talk with Ceal Floyer

    44møen, Askeby July 28, 2019, 2 pm www.44moen.de
    Artist Talk with Ceal Floyer

    Photo © Hugo Glendinning⁠

     

    An artist talk with Ceal Floyer to mark the opening of the third chapter of 44møen's summer trilogy Exercises in Harmony.⁠

     

  • Dominique Gonzalez Foerster – Helen & Gordon / Marienbad électrique

    Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole, Metz
    Dominique Gonzalez Foerster – Helen & Gordon / Marienbad électrique

    Image: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Marienbad Electrique (Tournage), 2019

     Photo © Giasco Bertoli

     

    As part of a joint commission from the Centre Pompidou Metz and the Opera de Paris, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster imagines a new "apparition", entitled Marienbad électrique at the Metz Metropole Opera-Theater, taking place on the following dates: 

     

    June 27 – 28, from 10.15 pm – 12 am

    July 18 – 20, July 25 – 27, August 1 – 3, August 8 – 10, from 9.30 pm – 12 am
    August 15 – 17, August 22 – 24, August 29 – 31, from 9 pm – 12 am
    September 5 – 7, from 8.30 pm – 12 am
     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Hito Steyerl at Park Avenue Armory

    Park Avenue Armory, New York June 20 – July 21, 2019 www.armoryonpark.org
    Hito Steyerl at Park Avenue Armory

    Hito Steyerl, Drill, 2019, 3 channel digital video (color, sound)
    Film still © Hito Steyerl

     

    Artist Talk: Drill

    Hito Steyerl
    Park Avenue Armory, New York 
    June 20, 2019, 6 pm

     

    This summer, Hito Steyerl reveals her most recent installation in the U.S. to date, commissioned by the Armory and curated by Park Avenue Armory’s visual arts curator Tom Eccles. ⠀

     

    Steyerl utilizes both the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and historic interiors of the building in mounting both pre-existing works as well as new projects commissioned by the Armory in her ongoing illumination of the world’s power structures, inequalities, obscurities, and delights. When viewed collectively, this material allows the viewer to zoom in on and out from some of the most complex and pressing issues of our time.⠀

     

    For more information and tickets click HERE

  • Artist Talk with Liam Gillick & Hito Steyerl

    e-flux, New York June 14, 2019, 7-9 pm & June 15, 2019, 10:30 am - 8 pm www.e-flux.com
    Artist Talk with Liam Gillick & Hito Steyerl

    Left: © Liam Gillick; Right: © Trevor Paglen

     

    e-flux journal presents: Art After Culture? cumulative conference in New York featuring Liam Gillick and Hito Steyerl.

     

    For more information and tickets click HERE.

  • Film Screening with Hito Steyerl

    Bar Laika by e-flux, New York June 13, 2019, 9 pm
    Film Screening with Hito Steyerl

    Hito Steyerl, Lovely Andrea, 2007, single channel video; sound in English, Japanese and German with English subtitles; color, duration: 30 mins
    Film still © Hito Steyerl

     

    Film Screening: Lovely Andrea (2007)
    Bar Laika by e-flux, New York
    Thursday June 13, 2019, 9 pm

     

    Lovely Andrea follows the artist’s quest to find a bondage photograph she posed for while in Tokyo as a film student. The film explores ideas of bondage and domination as they extend to self-identification, popular culture, and politics.

  • Liam Gillick In Conversation With Museum Executive and Curator Defne Ayas

    Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island May 18, 2019, 5 – 6 pm www.fogoislandarts.ca
    Liam Gillick In Conversation With Museum Executive and Curator Defne Ayas

    Photo © Fogo Island Arts

     

  • Liam Gillick Releases New Album with New Order

    July 12, 2019
    Liam Gillick Releases New Album with New Order

    New Order & Liam Gillick, ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) So it goes..., Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 2018. Photo © Warren Jackson

     

    New Order announce live album together with Liam Gillick. The album, recorded in 2017, is a collaboration with Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra, and is titled ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. and is available from July 12, 2019.

     

    Hear a track from the new album HERE.

     

  • Book Launch and Artist Talk with Angela Bulloch

    Esther Schipper Bookstore, Berlin May 16, 2019, 5 – 7 pm
    Book Launch and Artist Talk with Angela Bulloch

    Book Launch
    Angela Bulloch
    Euclid in Europe
    Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2019
    Thursday May 16, 2019, 5 – 7 pm

     

    Artist Talk
    Angela Bulloch in conversation with Dr. Isabelle Moffat
    Esther Schipper Bookstore
    Thursday May 16, 2019, 5.30 pm

     

    More information

  • Anri Sala in conversation with Marcella Beccaria and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Castello di Rivoli, Turin May 12, 2019, 11 am www.castellodirivoli.org
    Anri Sala in conversation with Marcella Beccaria and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Photo © Jutta Benzenberg

     

    A public talk with Anri Sala about the exhibition AS YOU GO, which was specifically designed for the spaces on the third floor of the Castello di Rivoli, will be the starting point for the conversation.⠀

     

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  • Concert with Angela Bulloch and Karin Sander

    Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin April 28, 2019, 7 pm www.adk.de
    Concert with Angela Bulloch and Karin Sander

    Angela Bulloch, Heavy Metal Herkules, performed at Herkulessaal, Munich, November 29, 2017
    Photo © Angela Bulloch

     

    Music for Future Images

    Concert with Angela Bulloch and Karin Sander
    Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin
    April 28, 2019, 7 pm
    Free admission

  • Arachno Concert with Tomás Saraceno & Silvia Bolognesi

    Civic Planetarium Ulrico Hoepli, Milan April 9th, 7 pm www.comube.milano.it
    Arachno Concert with Tomás Saraceno & Silvia Bolognesi

    Tomás Saraceno, Webs of At-tent(s)ion, 2018 (detail), 76 spider frames, spider silk, carbon fiber, lights, speakers
    Exhibition view: ON AIR, carte blanche to Tomás Saraceno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018
    Photo © Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2018

     

    Weaving the Cosmos

    Civic Planetarium Ulrico Hoepli, Milan

    April 9 – 14, 2019

     

    Arachno Concert with Silvia Bolognesi

    April 9th, 7 pm

  • Book Launch with Liam Gillick

    German Embassy, Ottawa April 8, 2019 www.fogoislandarts.ca
    Book Launch with Liam Gillick

    Fogo Island Arts Residency
    Photo © Fogo Island Arts

     

     

    Liam Gillick in conversation with Zita Cobb⁣

     

    A selection of international book launches and discussions to mark the release of the Fogo Island Arts 2019 publication of the 65th Jahresring What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?

     

    Read more about the publication here.

  • Tao Hui shortlisted for the inaugural Sigg Prize

     Tao Hui shortlisted for the inaugural Sigg Prize

    Tao Hui, Hello, finale!, 2017, 9 channel HD video installation (color, sound), duration: 38:13 min

    Film still © Tao Hui

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Tao Hui, shortlisted for the inaugural Sigg Prize. Established by M+ in Hong Kong, the prize recognizes outstanding artistic practice in the Greater China region.

     

    The six shortlisted artists will be invited to present works from the past two years in the Sigg Prize exhibition, which will be held at the M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District, from December 6, 2019 – April 13, 2020. The winner will be announced in January 2020.

     

    Tao Hui creates immersive video-installations that bend the boundaries of fiction and reality to address cultural and identity related issues. His works are visceral and provocative, yet enlightening and always imbued with a strong emotional power and a sense of displacement, inviting the viewers to confront themselves with their own cultural history, ways of living and social identities.

  • Artist Talk with Christopher Roth

    La Loge, Brabant March 20, 2019, 7:30 pm www.la-loge.be
    Artist Talk with Christopher Roth

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    The second edition of Temple Talks focuses on the role of television in broadcasting ideas about art and architecture. Inspired by collectives such as TVTV, the Videofreex and the The Raindance Foundation, as well as live television and the communicative power of YouTube, Berlin artist Christopher Roth will discuss the potential of TV for architecture and urban planning as opposed to maps and models to share future visions and ideas.

  • BPA // Berlin Program for Artists mentored by Angela Bulloch

    ITALIC, Beach Office and FRAGILE, Berlin Through March 11, 2019 www.berlinprogramforartists.org
    BPA // Berlin Program for Artists mentored by Angela Bulloch

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    BPA facilitates exchange between emerging and experienced Berlin-based artists, through coordinated studio visits and meetings.

     

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  • Artist Talk with Ryan Gander

    Armory Live Theater on Pier 94 March 9, 2019, 1:00pm www.thearmoryshow.com
    Artist Talk with Ryan Gander

    On Saturday March 9 at 1pm, Ryan Gander will join the panel discussion Biennials Then and Now during The Armory Show together with Liverpool Biennial director, Sally Tallant, to discuss the relevancy of biennials today.

     

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  • Simon Fujiwara shortlisted for the 2019 Preis der Nationalgalerie

     Simon Fujiwara shortlisted for the 2019 Preis der Nationalgalerie

    Simon Fujiwara
    Photo © Miro Kuzmanovic, Kunsthaus Bregenz

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Simon Fujiwara, shortlisted for the 2019 Preis der Nationalgalerie.

     

    Established in 2000 by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie, the Preis is awarded biennially and promotes young, important positions in contemporary art that reflect the internationality and vitality of the art scene in Germany. The four shortlisted artists will present their work in a joint exhibition in fall 2019 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.

     

    Simon Fujiwara’s work takes multiple forms including theme park style rides, wax figures, robotic cameras, ‘make-up’ paintings and short films that address the complexity and contradictions of identity in a post-internet, hyper-capitalist world. Fujiwara often investigates themes of popular interest such as tourist attractions, famous icons, historic narratives and mass media imagery and has collaborated with the advertising and entertainment industries to produce his work in a process he describes as ‘hyper-engagement’ with dominant forms of cultural production. His work can be seen as a complex response to the human effects of image fetish, technology and social media on his generation.

  • Artist Talk with Thomas Demand

    Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich Friday March 1, 2019, 7pm www.lenbachhaus.de
    Artist Talk with Thomas Demand

    Photo © Thomas Demand

     

    To mark the release of the new publication of the monograph "The Complete Papers", Thomas Demand will join filmmaker and author Alexander Kluge in a conversation about Demand's artistic career.

  • Artist Talk with Karin Sander

    Haus am Waldsee, Berlin February 25, 2019, 7:30 pm www.hausamwaldsee.de
    Artist Talk with Karin Sander

    Photo © Jens Ziehe

     

    On February 25, 2019, 7:30 pm, Karin Sander will give an artist talk with Prof. Dr. Ursprung, ETH Zurich, at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. 

     

    Read more here.

  • Concert with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in collaboration with Julien Perez

    Greengo, Palace Hotel, Palacestrasse 28, Gstaad February 1, 2019, 7:30 – 8:45pm www.elevation1049.org
    Concert with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in collaboration with Julien Perez

    Image: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Not my airline, Apparition at the Silencio, Paris, 2017

     

    A live concert with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster in collaboration with Julien Perez as part of Elevation1049: Frequencies in Gstaad.

     
     
  • Artist Talk with Julia Scher

    Freie Universitat, Berlin January 30 2019, 6 – 8pm www.fu-berlin.de
    Artist Talk with Julia Scher

    Photo © Albrecht Fuchs

     

    On Wednesday January 30, from 6–8pm, Julia Scher will give a talk titled “Databound Vaginal Architectures” at the Freie Universitat, in Hörsaal 1B (Habelschwerdter Allee 45) 

  • Master Talk Philippe Parreno

    International Film Festival Rotterdam January 26 2019, 13:30 – 14:30pm www.iffr.com
    Master Talk Philippe Parreno

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    On Saturday, January 26 2019 at 13:30pm, Philippe Parreno will host a Master Talk at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

     

    Read more about the event here.

  • Conversation with Enrique Vila-Matas and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Whitechapel Gallery, London January 17 2019, 7pm www.whitechapelgallery.org
    Conversation with Enrique Vila-Matas and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Enrique Vila-Matas and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Photo © Giasco Bertoli

     

    Join long-time friends – the renowned Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matasand artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster – for a conversation celebrating the first in a year of displays from la Caixa Collection of Contemporary Art.

     

    Read more about the event here.

  • Anri Sala and N1N4E win the European Prize for Urban Public Space

    June 19, 2018
    Anri Sala and N1N4E win the European Prize for Urban Public Space

    Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

    Photo © Filip Dujardin

     

    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 Summit

    Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama Fall 2019
    Pierre Huyghe Named Artistic Director of the 2019 Okayama Art Summit

    Pierre Huyghe.

     

    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 Flavien

    Heidelberger Kunstverein March 14, 2018, 6pm www.hdkv.de
    Conversation with Felix Utting and Jean-Pascal Flavien

    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 & Electricity

    Herkulessaal, Residenstraße 1, 80333 Munich November 29, 8pm www.artgeneve.ch
    Myth, Music & Electricity

    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.

     

    Doors: 7pm

    Admission: 8 EUR / 12 EUR

    Tickets: julia.etter@palexpo.ch

  • Liam Gillick in conversation with Nicola Ricciardi

    OGR–Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin November 4, 2017, 11:30am www.amaci.org

     

     

    Liam Gillick in conversation with Nicola Ricciardi

    Exhibition view ...

     

    The Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums (AMACI) and OGR–Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin announce Museums at The ‘Post-Digital’ Turn, the first major symposium conceived by AMACI.

     

    Museums at the ‘Post-Digital’ Turn will take place at the OGR in Turin over two days, November 3–4, and will encompass seven panels including a conversation between Liam Gillick and Nicola Ricciardi (Artistic Director, OGR, Turin).

     

    Read more about the symposium here

     

    This event is concurrent to Like a Moth to a Flame, an exhibition curated by Tom Eccles, Mark Rappolt and Liam Gillick at OGR–Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (November 4, 2017 – January 14, 2018).

    Find out more about the exhibition here.

  • An Evening with Gabriel Kuri

    Harold M. William Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles November 14, 2017, 7pm www.getty.edu
    An Evening with Gabriel Kuri

    Gabriel Kuri working in his studio.

     

     

    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 Screening

    The Grapevine Bar, Dallas October 27, 2017, 9PM
    DRAMASTICS Revue Rock Concert and Film Screening

    Flyer © Nathan Carter

     

     

    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 Salutation

    Museu Serralves, Serralves Auditorium, Porto October 26, 2017, 10pm–11:30pm www.serralves.pt
    Angela Bulloch & David Grubbs: The Wired Salutation
    The 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 Page

    Courtyard Marquee, Sydney Observatory, Millers Point October 14, 2017, 12pm www.kaldorartprojects.org.au
    Anri Sala in conversation with Maud Page

    Anri Sala, The Last Resort, 2017

    42-channel sound installation including 38 altered snare drums, loudspeaker parts, snare stands, drumsticks, soundtrack and 4 speakers

    Duration 58:28 min, dimensions ø 850 cm

     

    Photo © Peter Greig

     

     

    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 Raymond

    Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 78 E. Washington, Chicago October 5, 2017, 6pm www.arts.uchicago.edu
    Tomás Saraceno in conversation with Yasmil Raymond

    Exhibition view

    Our Interplanetary Bodies, 2017

    Asia Culture Center, Gwangju

     

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

     

    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 York

    The Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts October 10, 2017, 6:30pm to 8pm www.lenfest.arts.columbia.edu
    Tomás Saraceno at Columbia University New York

    Tomás Saraceno Eclipse of the Aerocene Explorer, 2016

    Photo: © Studio Tomás Saraceno

     

     

    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 Hours

    The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik October 6–15, 2017 www.sequences.is
    Roman Ondak included in Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours

    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 2017

    BFI Southbank, NFT3 London October 14, 2017 at 9:20pm www.bfi.org.uk
    David Claerbout at BFI London Film Festival 2017

    Film still: David Claerbout, Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016

     

     

    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 Gander

    Laguna Gloria, The Contemporary Austin September 23, 2017 at 12pm www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

     

     

    Conversation with Ryan Gander

    Ryan Gander, Earnest Hawker (performance detail), 2015. Artwork and image © Ryan Gander. Image courtesy the artist.

     

     

    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 Architectures

    ZKR–Center for Art and Public Space, Schloss Biesdorf Berlin August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM

     

    Talk with Isa Melsheimer: Fading Architectures

    Exhibition view: Between Spaces, ZKR, Berlin

    Photo: Frank Sperling

     

    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 Massimo

    Villa Massimo, Rome www.villamassimo.de
    Christoph Keller receives scholarship of German Academy Rome Villa Massimo

    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.

     

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  • Roman Ondak to receive 2018 Lovis Corinth Prize

    Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg www.kunstforum.net
    Roman Ondak to receive 2018 Lovis Corinth Prize

    Roman Ondak

    Photo © Benoit Linero

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Roman Ondak, recipient of the 2018 Lovis Corinth Prize.

     

    Read more

  • Screening of David Claerbout's Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity

    Cinema Zuid, Antwerp August 5, 2017 at 7 PM www.cinemazuid.be
    Screening of David Claerbout's Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity

    Film still: David Claerbout, Die Reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016

     

    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 Sala

    Venice, 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 Program

    Stadtkino Basel June 14, 10 Pm www.artbasel.com
  • David Claerbout And Gabriel Kuri Included In Art Basel Unlimited 2017

    Messe 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
    Ari Benjamin Meyers: Music Is Not!

    Graphic: © Ari Benjamin Meyers/Kunsthalle for Music

     

     

    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.

  • Karin Sander: Cappadox Festival 2017

    Cappadox 2017, Cappadocia, Turkey May 18–21, 2017

    Karin Sander will participate in Cappadox Festival 2017

    Karin Sander’s practice has consistently explored the intersection between art and the public realm, revealing nuanced reflections of spaces and situations through subtle alterations that expose new perspectives for viewers. In rendering often invisible aspects that escape perception, she draws attention to other ways of seeing. Beyond formal aesthetics, Sander’s work can be seen as a reduction or distillation process that heighten our senses, ushering viewers into a new experience of familiar environments.

    Sander’s project for the Cappadox Contemporary Art programme aspires to play with the perception and preconceptions of the audiences of a concert, gathering or a festival. Her performance Project, “Hitting the Highest Notes” will be realized in collaboration with the Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Music and Performing Arts Department.

     

    Performance: Karin Sander / Blitz Concert, Incollaboration with the Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli Üniversitesi Painting Department

    May 19, 2017

    5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    Bezirhane, Argos

     

    Blitz Concert

    Total darkness on stage and in the audience. The musicians quietly take position on stage, each holding a camera with a flashlight. The audience sits quietly, awaiting the performance. Now the musicians start to photograph in the direction of the viewers, each following the rhythm of a children’s song that they remember. Countless flashes are sent into the dark, as seen in a thunderstorm or on the red carpet around pop stars. No sound is audible except the rustling of the camera shutters. Sharp flashes hit the eyes of the audience, while the players are simultaneously documenting it on their cameras.

     

    Performance: Karin Sander / Hitting the Highest Notes, Incollaboration with the Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli Üniversitesi Music and Performing Arts Department

    May 20, 7PM – 7:30PM

    İbrahimpaşa Bridge

     

    Hitting the highest notes

    The performance consists of a piece of music played by as many professional musicians as possible – an orchestra or an ensemble in which each member strives to elicit from whatever instrument he or she is playing the highest notes of which it is capable. Using the lower notes as a kind of springboard, the musicians aim to play ever higher notes, perhaps even exceeding the normal technical range of their instruments. The music is created both by this desire to achieve an impossibly high range of notes and by the different rhythms of the musical sequences that arise.

     

    Source: cappadox.com

    Karin Sander: Cappadox Festival 2017

    Hitting the highest notes on the Highest Peaks, 2017

    Cappadox 2017, Cappadocia, Turkey

    Musical piece, played by a number of professional musicians, an ensemble or an orchestra, in which everyone strives to elicit the highest possible notes from his or her instrument.

    Visualization © Studio Karin Sander

     

  • David Claerbout in conversation with J.J. Charlesworth

    Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona March 15, 2017 at 3pm www.fundaciotapies.org
    David Claerbout in conversation with J.J. Charlesworth

    David Claerbout

    Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years), 2016
    Two-channel video installation (color, stereo sound, HD animation)

    Duration: 1000 years
    Exhibition view: KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2016

  • Shanghai Project Chapter 2: Seeds of Time, with Liam Gillick and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai April 22 – July 30, 2017 www.shanghai-project.org

    Performance by Researchers

    April 22, 2017 at 6pm

    Shanghai Project Chapter 2: Seeds of Time, with Liam Gillick and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Liam Gillick

    Construcción de Uno (A Prequel), 2006

    Volkswagen (Golf Mk 1 or equivalent), texts, participants

    Exhibition view: Tate, London, 2006

  • Christopher Roth: J.G. Ballard Screening and Conversation with Christopher Petit

    Decad, Berlin April 29, 2017 at 3pm www.decad.org
    Christopher Roth: J.G. Ballard Screening and Conversation with Christopher Petit

     

    Christopher Roth and Armen Avanessian

    Hyperstition, 2015, HD film, Blueray player and non-removable disc

    Duration: 113 minutes with an eight-minute break

    Photo © Christopher Roth

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