• Manifesta 14 with Ugo Rondinone

    Various locations, Prishtina July 22 – October 30, 2022 www.manifesta14.org
    Manifesta 14 with Ugo Rondinone
    Ugo Rondinone, the morning of the poem, 2014, aluminium foil on existing structure, 1000 x 515 x 515 cm
    Photo © Stefan Altenburger / LUMA Foundation, Gstaad, Switzerland

    Manifesta 14
    With Ugo Rondinone
    Various locations, Prishtina
    July 22 – October 30, 2022
    www.manifesta14.org

    For Manifesta 14, Ugo Rondinone brings forth an object of “beauty and contemplation” in one of Prishtina‘s most frequented public gathering spaces – Adem Jashari Square – at a time when monuments the world over are being troubled for their entanglement with ideologies.

    Read more
  • Esther Schipper at artmonte-carlo 2022

    artmonte-carlo July 14 – 16, 2022 www.estherschipper.com
    Esther Schipper at artmonte-carlo 2022
    Booth views: artmonte-carlo 2022. Photos © Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

    artmonte-carlo 2022
    Booth 08
    Grimaldi Forum
    10, Avenue Princesse Grace
    98000 Monaco
    Through 16, 2022
    Further information

    With works by 
    Angela Bulloch 
    E
    tienne Chambaud
    Simon Fujiwara
    Liam Gillick
    Ann Veronica Janssens
    Isa Melsheimer
    Philippe Parreno
    Sojourner Truth Parsons
    Ugo Rondinone

    If you wish to receive a dossier, or should you have any questions about our presentation at Art Basel, please contact Julia Séguier seguier@estherschipper.com

    At l'Esplanade, the outdoor sculpture Pentagon Totem: High Five by Angela Bulloch will be on view through the fair.
  • Summer ’22

    Esther Schipper July 21 – August 27, 2022 www.estherschipper.com
    Summer ’22
    Summer ’22
    With Sarah Buckner, Ann Veronica Janssens, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Cemile Sahin, Julia Scher, Sun Yitian and Tao Hui
    July 21 – August 27, 2022
    www.estherschipper.com

    Opening Thursday July 21, 6–9pm
    Special opening hours August 1–14, Wed–Fri 12–6pm


    This summer Esther Schipper is pleased to present Summer '22, an exhibition of works from Sarah Buckner, Ann Veronica Janssens, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Cemile Sahin, Julia Scher, Sun Yitian and Tao Hui.

    Read more
  • Tino Sehgal – Remai Modern, Saskatoon

    Remai Modern, Saskatoon July 16 – September 5, 2022 www.remaimodern.org
    Tino Sehgal – Remai Modern, Saskatoon
    Tino Sehgal
    Remai Modern
    102 Spadina Crescent E
    SK S7K 0L3 Saskatoon
    July 16 – September 5, 2022
    www.remaimodern.org


    At the Remai Modern, Saskatoon Tino Sehgal presents a solo exhibition of three situations – Yet Untitled, This Situation (solo), and This Success/This Failure.

    Read more
  • July Monthly 2022

    Esther Schipper www.estherschipper.com
    July Monthly 2022
    Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Click through our monthly newsletter.
  • Tino Sehgal – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde

    Roskilde Festival, Roskilde June 29 – July 2, 2022 www.roskilde-festival.dk
    Tino Sehgal – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde
    Roskilde Festival / Platform 
    With Tino Sehgal
    Roskilde Festival
    Festivalpladsen, Darupvej 19
    DK-4000 Roskilde
    June 29 – July 2, 2022
    www.roskilde-festival.dk


    At Roskilde Festival 2022, Tino Sehgal presents This Variation, as well as an artist talk on Saturday July 2 at 2pm.

    Read more
  • Ann Veronica Janssens, entre le crépuscule et le ciel

    Collection Lambert, Avignon July 2 – October 9, 2022 www.collectionlambert.com
    Ann Veronica Janssens, entre le crépuscule et le ciel
    Ann Veronica Janssens, Pinky Sunset R, 2019 (detail), dichroic laminated glass consisting of ribbed glass, float glass and gelatin filters, 200 x 100 x 1.4 cm. © ADAGP, Paris 2022. Photo © Blaise Adilon

    Ann Veronica Janssens

    entre le crépuscule et le ciel
    Collection Lambert
    5 Rue Violette
    84000, Avignon
    July 2 – October 9, 2022
    Opening: July 1, 6–8pm
    Including a book launch and signing of Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François from Zolo Press
    www.collectionlambert.com


    Ann Veronica Janssens' exhibition for Collection Lambert, entitled entre le crépuscule et le ciel, opens on the first floor of the collection's location - the Hôtel de Montfaucon on July 1. The exhibition responds to a selection of previously unseen artworks by Dan Flavin, on show in the ground floor gallery spaces.

    Read more
  • Ugo Rondinone, LIFE TIME

    Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main June 24 – September 18, 2022 www.schirn.de
    Ugo Rondinone, LIFE TIME
    Ugo Rondinone, life time, 2019, neon, acrylic glass, translucent foil, aluminium. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Rondinone

    Ugo Rondinone

    LIFE TIME
    Schirn Kunsthalle
    Römerberg
    60311 Frankfurt am Main
    June 24 – September 18, 2022
    Opening: June 23, 7pm
    www.schirn.de

    Artist talk:
    Ugo Rondi­none and curator Matthias Ulrich will be in conversation, followed by a book ­signing.
    June 24, 7pm
    Schirn Kunsthalle
    Free, booking recommended

    The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt is dedi­cating a large survey exhi­bi­tion entitled LIFE TIME to Ugo Rondi­none with key paint­ings, sculp­tures, and video works from the artist.

    Read more
  • Echo2: a Carte Blanche to Philippe Parreno

    Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection June 22 – September 26, 2022 www.pinaultcollection.com
    Echo2: a Carte Blanche to Philippe Parreno
    Philippe Parreno, Quasi Objects: My Room is a Fish Bowl, AC/DC Snakes, Happy Ending, Il Tempo del Postino, Opalescent acrylic glass podium, Disklavier Piano (detail), 2014–2022. Pinault Collection.
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Echo2: a Carte Blanche to Philippe Parreno
     with Arca, Nicolas Becker, and Tino Sehgal
    Rotunda of the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris
    June 22 – September 26, 2022

    as part of

    Une Seconde d’éternité
    With Ryan Gander, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal, among others.
    Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
    June 22, 2022 – January 2, 2023
    www.pinaultcollection.com

    For this new season bringing together summer and winter, the need for the here and now, and the search for the infinite, elusive though it may be, Une seconde d’éternité (A Second of Eternity) takes visitors on a journey inspired by the question and experience of time, through a selection of artworks from the Pinault Collection.

    Read more
  • Ryan Gander, The Markers of Our Time

    Tokyo Opera City Gallery July 16 – September 19, 2022 www.operacity.jp
    Ryan Gander, The Markers of Our Time
    Ryan Gander,  2000 year collaboration (The Prophet), 2018, animatronic mouse, audio. Photo © Gunnar Meier

    Ryan Gander
    The Markers of Our Time
    Tokyo Opera City Gallery
    3 Chome-20-2 Nishishinjuku
    163-1403 Tokyo
    July 16 – September 19, 2022
    www.operacity.jp

    For The Markers of Our Time at Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Ryan Gander has combined a variety of new and older works to turn an expansive gallery into a single work. Each of the individual works splays open one or more of the elements that have fascinated the artist from early in his career—time, values (or value), education and things that get overlooked. What is the true nature of things that are important to each and every one of us? Gander's world is one where we can think about the origins of things, with a touch of humour. Loosen up your mind and dive in. That way, you should start to see the signs of the age that we live in today—the markers of our time.

    Read more


  • Pierre Huyghe, Variants

    Kistefos From June 12, 2022 www.kistefosmuseum.com
    Pierre Huyghe, Variants
    Scanned forest, real-time simulation, generative mutations and sounds, intelligent camera, environmental sensors, animals, plants, micro-organisms and materialized mutations: synthetic and biological material aggregate.
    Pierre Huyghe, Variants, 2021 – ongoing, 3D Scanning, pointcloud visualisation and pointcloud engine by ScanLAB Projects. © the artist

    Pierre Huyghe

    Variants
    Kistefos
    Samsmoveien 41
    Jevnaker
    From June 12, 2022
    www.kistefosmuseum.com


    Pierre Huyghe, Variants, a new site-specific work will be unveiled at Kistefos from June 12, 2022.

    Read more
  • Anri Sala, Transfigured

    GAMeC June 10 – October 16, 2022 www.gamec.it
    Anri Sala, Transfigured
    Anri Sala, Time No Longer, 2021, three-channel UHD computer-generated imagery and three-channel sound, color. Photo Markus Tretter, © Anri Sala, Bildrecht Wien, 2021, Kunsthaus Bregenz

    Anri Sala
    Transfigured
    GAMeC
    Palazzo della Ragione
    24129 Bergamo
    June 10 – October 16, 2022
    www.gamec.it


    For the fifth year in a row, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo returns to the prestigious Palazzo della Ragione, the beating heart of the old town, with a new exhibition by Anri Sala, who has created a thoughtful dialogue with the iconic Sala delle Capriate based on his most recent film and sound installation: Time No Longer.

    Read more
  • Ugo Rondinone, vocabulary of solitude

    Museo Tamayo June 4 – September 4, 2022 www.museotamayo.org
    Ugo Rondinone, vocabulary of solitude
    Ugo Rondinone, vocabulary of solitude, 2014, polystyrene foam, epoxy resin, fabric.
    Exhibition view: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2021. Photo © Jennifer French

    Ugo Rondinone

    vocabulary of solitude

    Museo Tamayo
    Paseo de la Reforma 51
    Bosque de Chapultepec
    Del. Miguel Hidalgo
    11580 Mexico City
    June 4 – September 4, 2022
    www.museotamayo.org


    Ugo Rondinone is recognised as one of the great voices of his generation, an artist who proposes trenchant reflections on nature and the human condition, while establishing a formal and organic vocabulary in which he fuses a variety of sculptural and pictorial traditions. His generous and expansive vision of nature has resulted in an extensive range of two- and three-dimensional objects, installations, videos, and performances. His hybrid forms, inspired by ancient and modern sources, exude pathos and humour and point to the most pressing issues of our time, where modernist achievements and archaic expression intersect.

    Read more
  • June Monthly 2022

    Esther Schipper www.estherschipper.com
  • Nathan Carter – Opening Friday June 10

    Esther Schipper June 10 – July 16, 2022 www.estherschipper.com
    Nathan Carter – Opening Friday June 10
    Nathan Carter, Silky-Way Sylvan Slip-Throughs for Switchblade Shirley from Sapphronia, 2022 (in the artist’s Brooklyn, NY studio). Photo © Nathan Carter (Mars)

    Nathan Carter

    Silky-way Sylvan Slip-throughs Serrated Sub-space Side-winders
    and Countess Von Venomous’ Private Pearl Position

    June 10 – July 16, 2022
    Opening Friday June 10, 6–9pm
    www.estherschipper.com


    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce Silky-way Sylvan Slip-throughs Serrated Sub-space Side-winders and Countess Von Venomous’ Private Pearl Position, a special presentation by Nathan Carter, who has had four solo exhibitions with the gallery.

    Read more
  • Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe

    Pinakothek der Moderne June 3 – September 25, 2022 www.pinakothek-der-moderne.de
    Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe
    Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe, 2007, performance: felt-tip pen, museum guards, museum audience.
    Performance views: MoMA, New York, 2009. Photos © MoMA

    Roman Ondak

    Measuring the Universe
    Pinakothek der Moderne
    Barer Straße 40
    80333 Munich
    June 3 – September 25, 2022
    www.pinakothek-der-moderne.de


    Beginning June 3, 2022, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich will enact Roman Ondak's Measuring the Universe. The performative work, last seen at the Pinakothek der Moderne in 2007, has since been re-enacted at major international institutions.

    Read more
  • Ceal Floyer, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané – Under Construction, New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie’s Collection

    Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin June 2, 2022 – January 15, 2023 www.underconstructioninberlin.de
    Ceal Floyer, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané – Under Construction, New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie’s Collection

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, , 2022 (detail), Kriska aluminium curtain, aluminium rail, powder-coated steel frames, 3,95 x 15 m (each, 3 parts). 
    Exhibition view: Under Construction, New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie’s Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2022. Photo © Manuel Miseur

     

    The Hamburger Bahnhof holds an exhibition entitled Under Construction, presenting the latest additions to the Nationalgalerie collection, including works by Ceal Floyer and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.]

     

    Read More

  • General Idea, retrospective exhibition

    National Gallery of Canada June 3 – November 20, 2022 www.gallery.ca
    General Idea, retrospective exhibition

    General Idea, P is for Poodle, 1983. © General Idea. Photo: General Idea Archives, Berlin, courtesy the artist

     

    Starting June 3 and on view through November 20, 2022, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will present the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of General Idea to date.

     

    On Saturday 4, 2022 a day-long symposium exploring the work of General Idea will take place at the National Gallery of Canada Auditorium, and livestream on Zoom. Register for the livestream here

     

    This exhibition will tour to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and another European venue in 2023.

     

    Read more

  • Julia Scher, Wonderland

    Maison Populaire May 25 – July 15, 2022 www.maisonpop.fr
    Julia Scher, Wonderland
    Exhibition view: Julia Scher, Wonderland, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.

    Julia Scher

    Wonderland
    Maison Populaire
    9 bis Rue Dombasle
    93100 Montreuil
    May 25 – July 15, 2022
    www.maisonpop.fr
    Opening: Tuesday May 24, 6pm–9pm


    Between 1996 and 1997, Julia Scher photographed seven children wearing pink uniforms: Lena, Grace, Andy, Andre, Brandon, Jodi and Zoë. Some of them held up batons or gas masks, others just stared defiantly at the camera. In the following months, Scher enlarged these images and integrated them into an installation which traveled and evolved in time: 1997, Chicago; 1998, New York; 2000, Bordeaux ; 2018–2019, Berlin. Over the years, the principle has remained the same: a child-sized control desk surrounded by distorting mirrors bathed in twilight-colored lights. The recorded voice of the artist warns the audience: “There are live cameras filming you [...] Attention. Your size may change”. This is Wonderland, an upside-down world where children watch over adults downsized in the reflections of mirrors.

    Read more
  • Angela Bulloch, Perpendicular Paradigm

    Musée d'Arts de Nantes May 13 – August 30, 2022 www.museedartsdenantes.fr
    Angela Bulloch, Perpendicular Paradigm

    Video still: Angela Bulloch, Perpendicular Paradigm, 2022, two-channel video. 3D Technical Services by Bertrand Flanet. © the artist

     

    Under the title Perpendicular Paradigm, Angela Bulloch's major solo exhibition of new and recent work opens at the Musée d’arts de Nantes on May 13, 2022. Reconstructing the constellations in the starry sky above the museum at the 2021 summer solstice, the artist has installed Firmamental Square, a monumental Night Sky work, in the museum's atrium. Geometric sculptures made of wood, metal or synthetic marble populate the exhibition spaces along with their shadow wall paintings. In addition, a new two–channel video animation presents a 3D version of the very exhibition on view, showing a slice of a meta-reality, an exhibition within the exhibition with two invented characters roaming the exhibition; one is apparently human and the other is a planetary system made up of elements of the artist's work.

     

    Read more

  • May Monthly 2022

    Esther Schipper www.estherschipper.com
    May Monthly 2022
    Exhibition views: David Claerbout, Hemispheres, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photos © Andrea Rossetti

    Click through our monthly newsletter.
  • Gallery Weekend Berlin 2022 | David Claerbout, Hemispheres

    Esther Schipper through May 28, 2022
    Gallery Weekend Berlin 2022 | David Claerbout, Hemispheres

    Exhibition view: David Claerbout, Hemispheres, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Find here your Gallery Weekend Berlin guide, featuring concurrent exhibitions in Berlin and Germany, and a bespoke Google Map of exhibitions around the city.

  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Alienarium 5

    Serpentine Galleries, London Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens, London www.serpentinegalleries.org
    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Alienarium 5
    Detail: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Metapanorama, 2022. © the artist / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Alienarium 5
    Serpentine South Gallery
    Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens
    London W2 3XA
    April 14 – September 4, 2022
    www.serpentinegalleries.org


    What if aliens were in love with us? What would change?

    Alienarium 5 is a speculative environment that invites us to imagine possible encounters with extraterrestrials. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s first major institutional solo show in the UK since TH.258 at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2008, the exhibition is a culmination of her decades-long interest in science fiction and continued research into deep space and alien life. Conceived site-specifically for Serpentine, the exhibition will feature almost entirely new work that engages both the gallery’s internal and external space.

    Read more
  • Last Chance – Jac Leirner, Us Horizon

    Esther Schipper March 12 – April 14, 2022 www.estherschipper.com
    Last Chance – Jac Leirner, Us Horizon
    Exhibition views: Jac Leirner, Us Horizon, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022. Photos © Andrea Rossetti

    Jac Leirner

    Us Horizon
    Through April 14, 2022
    www.estherschipper.com


    Don't miss Jac Leirner’s first solo exhibition with the gallery – Us Horizon. The exhibition includes a new work from Leirner’s acclaimed series constructed from ensembles of plastic shopping bags, and a new installation made of found numbered markers.

    Read more
  • Tino Sehgal – Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig

    Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig April 7 – July 27, 2022 www.mdbk.de
    Tino Sehgal – Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig
    Image © Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: PUNCTUM / Alexander SchmidtTino Sehgal

    Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig

    Katharinenstraße 10
    04109 Leipzig
    April 7 – July 27, 2022
    www.mdbk.de
    Opening: Wednesday April 6, 6–9pm


    A presentation by Tino Sehgal opens April 6, 2022 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig. A changing program of several works, among them This Success/This Failure, will run from April 7 through July 24, 2022.
  • Ann Veronica Janssens, 5766 chemin des Trious

    Fondation CAB April 7 – September 11, 2022 www.fondationcab.com
    Ann Veronica Janssens, 5766 chemin des Trious
    Left: Ann Veronica Janssens, Peacock Blue, 2017, size L 1 x 700/1000 watt halogen lamp, dichroic color filter, dimensions variable.
    Right: Ann Veronica Janssens, Hot Pink Turquoise, 2006, size L 2 x 700/1000 watt halogen lamp, dichroic color filter, 1 tripod, dimensions variable.
    Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, mars, IAC, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2017. Courtesy Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhônes-Alpes. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Ann Veronica Janssens
    5766 chemin des Trious 
    Fondation CAB
    5766 chemin des Trious
    06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
    April 7 – September 11, 2022
    www.fondationcab.com
    Opening: April 6, 6–9pm

    Fondation CAB Saint-Paul-de-Vence presents a solo exhibition of Ann Veronica Janssens – 5766 chemin des Trious. The presentation at Fondation CAB Saint-Paul-de-Vence is part of a double exhibition project with the Collection Lambert, Avignon (July 2 – October 9, 2022), curated by Stéphane Ibars, artistic director of the Collection Lambert.

    Read more
  • Simon Fujiwara and Who the Bær in collaboration with CIRCA

    Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo April 1 – 30, 2022 www.circa.art
    Simon Fujiwara and Who the Bær in collaboration with CIRCA
    Simon Fujiwara
    Hello Who?
    Presented by CIRCA
    Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo
    April 1 – 30, 2022
    Watch online at www.circa.art


    In a new stop-motion animation by Simon Fujiwara, viewers are invited to follow Who the Bær - the cartoon protagonist - on their quest for identity and belonging. Curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, Hello Who? will premiere April 1, 2022 on London’s Piccadilly Lights and broadcast everyday at 20:22 throughout the month across the CIRCA global network of screens in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Melbourne, New York and Seoul.

    Read more
  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster – OPERA (QM.15)

    Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris April 6 – August 31, 2022 www.pinaultcollection.com
    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster – OPERA (QM.15)
    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, OPERA (QM.15), 2016. Pinault Collection. © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster/ADAGP, Paris, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    OPERA (QM.15)
    Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris
    April 6 – August 31, 2022
    www.pinaultcollection.com


    OPERA (QM.15), 2016, by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, takes up residence in Gallery 3 of the Bourse de Commerce, infusing it with the presence of Maria Callas.

    Read more
  • Jac Leirner, Us Horizon – Opening Saturday March 12, 2 – 8 pm

    Esther Schipper March 12 – April 14, 2022 www.estherschipper.com
    Jac Leirner, Us Horizon – Opening Saturday March 12, 2 – 8 pm

    Jac Leirner, Us Horizon, 1985 – 2022 (detail). Photo: Edouard Fraipont

     

    Jac Leirner
    Us Horizon
    March 12 – April 14, 2022
    Opening Saturday March 12, 2–8 pm

     

    Esther Schipper is pleased to present Us Horizon, Jac Leirner’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Us Horizon will include a new work from Leirner’s acclaimed series constructed from ensembles of plastic shopping bags, and a new installation made of found numbered markers. Her conceptually rigorous and formally beautiful works draw on a wide array of art historical and formal influences, as well as embracing the transgressive legacies of Dada, Constructivism, Pop and Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, and Punk, among others.

  • Final Week – Simon Fujiwara Simon Fujiwara, Once Upon a Who? at Esther Schipper

    Esther Schipper, Berlin Through February 26, 2022
    Final Week – Simon Fujiwara Simon Fujiwara, Once Upon a Who? at Esther Schipper

    Exhibition view: Simon Fujiwara, Once Upon a Who?, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Last chance to visit the Whoniverse! Simon Fujiwara's solo exhibition Once Upon a Who? takes a deep dive into the world of Who the Bær, the artist's original, jeans-clad cartoon figure with the giant lolling pink tongue and a voracious appetite for images.

    In our exhibition film, see Simon talk about the origins of Who the Bær and how Who interacts with the world around them.

    Discover more about individual works in the exhibition through a dedicated Online Viewing Room.

    Watch the titular animation, Once Upon a Who?, 2021, screening online via www.dis.art.

    Read the extensive press on the exhibition with Flash Art, Der Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and an interview with artnet.

    The exhibition Once Upon a Who? and the accompanying Whotique, a presentation of Fujiwara’s merchandise collaboration with Highsnobiety at Esther Schipper Bookstore close on Saturday, February 26.

  • Julia Scher, Planet Greyhound

    Kunsthalle Gießen February 18 – May 1, 2022 www.kunsthalle-giessen.de
    Julia Scher, Planet Greyhound

    Julia Scher, Info screen at bus station somewhere near Planet Greyhound, 2022 (still). © the artist

     

    Entitled Planet GreyhoundJulia Scher's solo exhibition of all new sculptural, video and installation works transforms the space of the Kunsthalle Gießen into a temporary bus station for humanoid and extraterrestrial life forms.

     

    Read more

  • Rosa Barba, Exhibition Notes

    Cukrarna, Ljubljana February 8 – April 24, 2022 www.cukrarna.art
    Rosa Barba, Exhibition Notes

    Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, From Source to Poem, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2016–2017. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Photo: Arthur Pequin © Rosa Barba

     

    Rosa Barba's solo presentation Exhibition Notes at Cukrarna is the first to be held in the basement gallery, marking the start of a series of projects exploring the dimensions and possible applications of sound, light, moving images, and music. 

    With Exhibition Notes, Rosa Barba presents an installation that fills the gallery space, turning it into a coherent visual ensemble. It includes Blind Volumes (2016/2022), a work that uses steel frames as a support, a kind of stage on which films and kinetic sculptures are displayed.

    Eight further artworks are choreographed around the gallery, transforming it into a place for experimentation. The gallery thus becomes a space where the constitutive elements of film, celluloid, projector and sound are presented: elements that often remain invisible, overlooked, and unexplored precisely because they are so obvious. By placing the various components of film in new experimental constellations, the artist liberates them from their original uses. “In my work”, says Barba, “I interrogate the industry of cinema with respect to various forms of staging, such as gesture, genre, information, and documentation, taking them out of their conventional contexts and reshaping and representing them anew. In this way, I experiment with and expand time-based forms into sculptural objects or speculations, that is, into spaces that are self-organized; it is an ever-changing, ever-evolving shifting process.”

    Through her use of a steel construction which is both drawing and supporting space, the artist brings a dynamic interpretation of its constituent parts to the gallery space. In so doing, she invites the viewer to adopt different perspectives, focus on the artworks individually or as a whole. Both the basic physical elements and the metaphysical concepts thus become key vehicles for thinking about film as a process, a medium and, ultimately, a message.

    The exhibition is curated by Alenka Gregorič.

  • Hito Steyerl. I Will Survive

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam January 29 – June 6, 2022 www.stedelijk.nl
    Hito Steyerl. I Will Survive

    Exhibition views: Hito Steyerl. I Will Survive, 2022, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2022. Photo © Peter Tijhuis

     

    The major solo exhibition Hito Steyerl. I Will Survive opens at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on January 29, 2022. An artist, cultural critic, filmmaker, writer and professor, Hito Steyerl (1966) is one of the most significant and influential figures in contemporary art. She operates on the boundary between film and visual art, working in genres ranging from documentary cinema to innovative multimedia installations. Her rigorously researched and visually stunning installations illuminate some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

    Hito Steyerl is a master storyteller, utilizing image, sound, essays, performance and architectural environments to shape her narratives. Her recent works develop an entire, completely immersive installation for each video. Steyerl’s Factory of the Sun (2015), which debuted at the 2015 Venice Biennale, takes place in a sci-fi matrix dotted with beach chairs. The video Liquidity Inc. (2014) which addresses global migration and financial inequality, is viewed from a blue wave-like seating area. The exhibition poses untold narratives, connecting disparate threads that Steyerl masterfully unravels, shifting between reality and dream worlds that are unfortunately all too real.

    Internationally, Steyerl is considered one of today’s most influential and politically engaged artists. She uses her position as an artist to expose patterns of control. As well as critiquing strains of capitalism, nationalism, ethnic profiling, digital control, power structures, media and politics in an era of globalization, she also addresses the status of art production, museums and biennials. Steyerl relentlessly asks: Who holds power? Who is abused by that power? Her work is jarring, always deeply affecting, and compels us to think about our own role in the stories she tells. 

    I Will Survive offers an expansive overview of Hito Steyerl's oeuvre, from the early documentary works of the 1990s to architectural video installations of the past 10 years. The exhibition presents 20 loaned works and two installations that the Stedelijk acquired in 2014 in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum.

  • FUTURA. Measuring Time with Ceal Floyer and Pierre Huyghe

    Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg January 14 – April 10, 2022 www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
    FUTURA. Measuring Time with Ceal Floyer and Pierre Huyghe

    Pierre Huyghe, Cerro Indio Muerto, 2016, archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 64 x 96 cm (unframed), 70,8 x 102,8 x 3 cm (framed), edition of 8. © the artist, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2022

     

    What is time and how can it be represented and measured artistically? And how can the future be thought? FUTURA. Measuring Time at Hamburger Kunsthalle invites 30 international artists, including Ceal Floyer and Pierre Huyghe, to address fundamental questions about temporality, sustainability and visions. The exhibition architecture transforms the entire first floor of the Galerie der Gegenwart, freeing it from modular walls and partitions. In this open design, artworks and artifacts are presented together in surprising dialogues that span across different historical periods and disciplines.

  • Post Nature: Dear Nature with Hito Steyerl | 히토 슈타이얼 참여전시 <포스트 네이처: 친애하는 자연에게>

    Ulsan Art Museum, Ulsan January 6 – April 10, 2022 www.ulsan.go.kr
    Post Nature: Dear Nature with Hito Steyerl | 히토 슈타이얼 참여전시 <포스트 네이처: 친애하는 자연에게>

    Hito Steyerl, This is the Future, 2019, video installation, environment.
    Exhibition view, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE, Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Hito Steyerl, and Miloš Trakilović, n.b.k., Berlin, 2019. Photo © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe

     

    Post Nature: Dear Nature, the inaugural exhibition of the Ulsan Art Museum, evokes a complex sense of history and cultural politics, rather than an ecology that mankind can change. The exhibition will not only raise the awareness of nature in danger but reset our ecological sensitivity beyond the previous dichotomous perspective of human and non-human, providing a multilayered opportunity to reset ecological sensibility, and think about “what it is to live in solidarity."

    Ulsan Art Museum opens as the first major art museum in the eighth-largest city in South Korea. The museum will specialize in digital media art, encompassing the fast-evolving digital art genre.


     

    개관특별전 <포스트 네이처: 친애하는 자연에게>는 인류가 바꾸어 놓을 수 있는 생태가 아닌 역사와 문화 정치가 얽힌 복잡한 감각을 떠올린다. 이를 통해 경각심을 일깨우기보다 인간과 인간이 아닌 것을 나누던 이분법적 사고에서 벗어나 생태적 감수성을 다시 설정하고 “함께 연대하며 살아가는 것이 무엇인지” 생각할 수 있는 다층적 계기를 제공한다.

    울산 시립 미술관은 대한민국에서 8번째로 큰 도시에 처음 세워진 대형 미술관이다. 빠르게 발전하는 디지털 아트 장르에 부합하며 디지털 미디어아트 중심 미술관으로서의 정체성을 정립한다.

  • World AIDS Day 2021 with AA Bronson and General Idea in collaboration with CIRCA

    Global December 1 – 31, 2021 www.circa.art
    World AIDS Day 2021 with AA Bronson and General Idea in collaboration with CIRCA

    AA Bronson and General Idea, VideoVirus, 2021, London, Piccadilly Lights rendering. Rendering © CIRCA

     

    Watch now: an exclusive documentary on AA Bronson, General Idea, and VideoVirus from CIRCA

    Launching World AIDS Day, 1 Dec 2021, CIRCA presents VideoVirus, a powerful new film by AA Bronson and General Idea. Reimagining their historic Imagevirus for a global audience, the artwork comes to life in a hypnotic video animation that virally transmits their activist message across billboards in London, Milan, New York, Seoul & Tokyo. 

    Throughout December, CIRCA is proud to partner with UNAIDS and Terrence Higgins Trust to mark 40 years since the disease was first recorded in 1981. A new work by AA Bronson, the sole surviving member of the General Idea art group, draws inspiration from the viral intentions of Imagevirus, which in the mid-1980s spread consciousness of the epidemic by reappropriating Robert Indiana's famous LOVE logo, virally transmitting the AIDS symbol through cities in the form of paintings, sculptures, videos, posters, and exhibitions.

  • Ugo Rondinone, nude in the landscape

    Belvedere 21, Vienna Through May 1, 2022 www.belvedere.at
    Ugo Rondinone, nude in the landscape

    Exhibition View: Ugo Rondinone, nude in the landscape, Belvedere 21, Vienna, 2021. 
    Photo © Johannes Stoll / Belvedere, Vienna

     

    Belvedere 21 has reopened - visitor information can be found here.

    nude in the landscape at the Belvedere 21 is Ugo Rondinone’s first solo show in an Austrian museum. In the sunlit glass pavilion of the Belvedere 21, the artist brings together new groups of works from the classic genres of the nude and the landscape. 

    Alongside landscapes, sculptures shaped from soil designed specifically for Vienna, the exhibition also presents hyperrealistically designed nudes—seemingly introverted nude figures made of clear wax and soil.

    For over thirty years Ugo Rondinone has been crossing the boundaries between media and disciplines. His work is often based on everyday issues and subjects that take on a poetic dimension as a result of their isolation, amplification, or specific material treatment. His landscapes, suns, human figures, and still lifes probe the emotional and psychological depths of human experience in relation to nature.

     

  • Ann Veronica Janssens Green, Yellow and Pink

    Winsing Art Place, Taipei City December 18, 2021 – March 20, 2022 https://www.facebook.com/winsing19
    Ann Veronica Janssens Green, Yellow and Pink

    Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, Green, Yellow and Pink, Winsing Art Place, Taipei, 2021. Photo © OS Studio / Rex Chu

     

    "I am interested in what escapes me, not in order to arrest it, but on the contrary, in order to experiment with the 'ungraspable.'" — Ann Veronica Janssens

    On December 18, Winsing Art Place will open a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Ann Veronica Janssens. This exhibition will feature some of the artist's renowned works in the colored mist, glass and gilded blinds series. 

     

    「我對於會消失的東西很感興趣,但不是為了捕捉它,相反地,是為了試驗那些無法被抓住的東西。」—— 安.維羅尼卡.詹森斯

    12 月 18 日,文心藝所舉辦的安.維羅尼卡.詹森斯 (Ann Veronica Janssens)個展將正式開幕。 本次展覽展出藝術家著名的色彩霧氣、玻璃以及敷金窗簾系列作品。

  • Florin Mitroi at SOLO SHOW 2021 | 플로린 미트로이, 솔로쇼:복덕방 2021, 서울

    SOLO SHOW 2021, Seoul December 1 – 5, 2021 www.soloshow.info
    Florin Mitroi at SOLO SHOW 2021 | 플로린 미트로이, 솔로쇼:복덕방 2021, 서울

    Booth view: Esther Schipper, SOLO SHOW 2021. Photo © Sang Tae Kim

     

    Continuing through December 5, 2021, Esther Schipper is pleased to present a solo presentation of works by Florin Mitroi as part of SOLO SHOW, a program by COOP (Check Out Our Project) a flexible community formed in 2018 to experiment with new forms of art activities, initiated by Jung Jaeho (Gallery2), Yeo Joonsoo (Gallery Chosun), and Kim Inseon (Space Willing N Dealing). On view will be a selection of portraits painted with tempera, as well as ink drawings, and zinc cut-outs.

     

    Read more (EN/KO)

  • Liu Ye, Pierre Menard

    New Century Art Foundation, Beijing December 2, 2021 – April 2, 2022 www.ncartfoundation.org

    Liu Ye, Book Painting No. 22 (Karl Blossfeldt, Wunder in der Natur, H. Schmidt & C. Günther, Leipzig, 1942, Page 49), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 32,5 x 24 cm (unframed), 34,5 x 25,5 x 4 cm (framed). Courtesy the artist and New Century Art Foundation. Photo © the artist

     

     

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce Liu Ye's solo exhibition, Pierre Menard at the New Century Art Foundation, Beijing. 

    The exhibition brings together works from Liu Ye's Book Painting series related to the publications of Karl Blossfeldt from collections around the world and will introduce these paintings to audiences in China for the first time.

    The title of the exhibition, Pierre Menard, refers to a fictional character in a short story by Luis Borges. Entitled Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote, Borges’ 1939 story tells of a character, Menard, whose most ambitious and unparalleled work is Quixote, which coincides, in some cases verbatim, with specific chapters of Cervantes' famous book Don Quixote. Menard's intention is not to imitate or mechanically copy but to create an authentic "Quixote." Liu Ye read Borges' Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote after completing his series of book painting works related to Karl Blossfeldt, and recognized a similar ambition or delusion in this fictional character.

  • Tao Hui nominated for the 2021 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award

    Jimei Citizen Square Main Exhibition Hall and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen November 26, 2021 – January 3, 2022 www.rencontres-arles.com
    Tao Hui nominated for the 2021 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award

    Film Still: Tao Hui, Pulsating Atom, 2019. Single channel HD video, color, sound, duration: 14:12 min, edition of 5. © the artist

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Tao Hui, nominated for the 2021 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award. Established by the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, the prize recognizes outstanding photographic work from a Chinese artist.

    All ten nominees will present their work during the Seventh Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, opening in Xiamen on November 26, 2021, and runs until January 3, 2022. The winner will be announced during the opening week and will receive an invitation to present a solo exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2022.

    Tao Hui creates photographs and 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.

  • Simon Fujiwara – Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021

    Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève November 12, 2021 – January 30, 2022 www.bim21.ch
    Simon Fujiwara – Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021
    Still: Simon Fujiwara, Once Upon a Who, 2021, installation with stop-motion animation, duration: 4:48 min. © the artist

    Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement 2021: A Goodbye Letter, A Love Call, A Wake-Up Song

    With Simon Fujiwara
    Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
    Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
    1205 Geneva
    November 12, 2021 – January 30, 2022
    Opening: November 11, 6 pm
    Admission free: a vaccine certificate is required for entry
    www.bim21.ch

    Co-curated by the collaborative DIS and Andrea Bellini, Director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021 (BIM'21) includes works by 14 artists and collectives, that all grapple with a shift in consciousness and a need to debunk narratives.

    Read more
  • Angela Bulloch – Opening Friday November 5

    Esther Schipper November 5, 2021 www.estherschipper.com
    Angela Bulloch – Opening Friday November 5
    Angela Bulloch, Pentagon Totem: Perp, 2021 (detail). Photo: Daniel Young

    Angela Bulloch 

    Animal Vegetable Mineral
    November 5 – December 18, 2021
    Opening Friday November 5, 2 – 8 pm
    www.estherschipper.com


    Esther Schipper is pleased to present Angela Bulloch's Animal Vegetable Mineral, the artist’s 13th exhibition with the gallery. On view will be all new works, further developing the artist's iconic series and her sculptures assembled from modular geometric elements, as well as a monumental wall painting and a projected digital animation.

    Read more
  • Ari Benjamin Meyers announced as Artist in Residence

    Beethoven Orchestra Bonn www.beethovenfest.de
    Ari Benjamin Meyers announced as Artist in Residence
    Photo © Michael Chiu

    Esther Schipper congratulates 
    Ari Benjamin Meyers, who was named Artist in Residence at the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn.

    Read more


  • Martin Honert – Dresden University of Fine Arts

    Oktogon, Art Gallery of the HfBK Dresden University of Fine Arts, Dresden October 15 – December 5, 2021 www.hfbk-dresden.de
    Martin Honert – Dresden University of Fine Arts
    Martin Honert, VSG-Gruppe, 2015-2016, polyurethane, sand, wood, oil paint, 220 x 560 x 200 cm approx. overall, edition of 2. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

    Martin Honert

    Fliegendes Klassenzimmer
    Oktogon, Art Gallery of the HfBK
    Dresden University of Fine Arts, Dresden
    October 15 – December 5, 2021
    Tue – Sun 11 am – 6 pm
    www.hfbk-dresden.de

    Farewell exhibition of Martin Honert

    Read more
  • Anri Sala – Finissage – Kunsthaus Bregenz

    Kunsthaus Bregenz October 10, 2021, 11 am www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at
    Anri Sala – Finissage – Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Photo © Wolfgang Stahr

    Finissage – Artist Talk with 
    Anri Sala & André Vida
    Kunsthaus Bregenz
    October 10, 2021, 11 am
    Free admission
    Language: English
    Further Information on the talk
    www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at
    Current COVID-19 guidelines at Kunsthaus Bregenz

    On the occasion of the closing of Anri Sala's major solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, the artist will be in conversation with André Vida, giving a personal insight into his work on the last day of the exhibition.

    Read more
  • 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. 

     

    Further information

  • 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.

     

    Read about each project here

  • 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.

     

  • Thomas Demand – Garage MCA, Moscow

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow September 10, 2021 – January 30, 2022 www.garagemca.org
    Thomas Demand – Garage MCA, Moscow

    Thomas Demand, Ballot, 2018, C-Print/Diasec, 180 x 280 cm
    Image © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/UPRAVIS, Moscow

     

    Mirror Without Memory is the first solo exhibition of Thomas Demand in Russia. Borrowing images of events from the press other sources (or organizing technical shoots), Demand reproduces these scenes in life size from cardboard and paper—basically making sculptures—after which he photographs them and subsequently destroys the models.

  • Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now

    Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin August 22, 2021 – January 16, 2022 www.smb.museum
    Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now

    Rosa Barba, Plastic Limits, For the Projections of Other Architectures, 2021, 35mm film, color, optical sound, duration: 14:30 min. Film still © Rosa Barba

     

    The Neue Nationalgalerie celebrates its reopening after six years of renovation with a solo exhibition by Rosa Barba, opening to the public from August 22, 2021.

    Under the title In a Perpetual Now, Barba will present key works of her oeuvre from the years 2009–2021, as well as a new film created on the occasion of the exhibition. An expansive steel structure referring in its architectural structure to Mies van der Rohe's early project Brick Country House will host 15 of Barba's cinematic and sculptural works. Specially produced for the architecture of the Neue Nationalgalerie, this major solo exhibition follows the principle of cinematic montage, which plays a pivotal role in the artist’s work as well as her conceptual approach to cinema itself.

  • Who’s Online! An online experience from Simon Fujiwara

    Fondazione Prada, Milan who.fondazioneprada.org
    Who’s Online! An online experience from Simon Fujiwara

    Who’s Online! is an online experience conceived in close collaboration with artist Simon Fujiwara as part of his major exhibition Who the Bær currently on view at Fondazione Prada, Milan through September 27, 2021.

    In this unique digital experience, Fujiwara has conceived an interactive tour of the exhibition that brings viewers into the world of Who the Bær - an original cartoon character he created in 2020. Using a specially developed technique that presents the exhibition tour as a user driven stop-frame animation, audiences dive into the coming-of-age story of a cartoon bear in search for an authentic self in a world of images.

    While the physical exhibition Who the Bær brings viewers into a giant labyrinthine cardboard structure in the shape of a bear, the interactive digital experience broadens the scope of the exhibition with detailed images, animations and artist interviews.

    Whether you have already visited the exhibition or are experiencing it remotely for the first time, Who’s Online! is a digital experience that offers unprecedented perspectives into the original universe of Who the Baer.

    Discover the “Who the Bær” digital experience on your mobile phone via who.fondazioneprada.org

  • Esther Schipper in Taipei

    PPP / PPAPER Space, Taipei August 19 – September 10, 2021
    Esther Schipper in Taipei

    Andrew Grassie, Car Door 1, 2020, tempera on paper on board, 14,8 x 18,8 cm (image), 31,1 x 35,2 x 3 cm (framed). Image © the artist

     

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the opening of a seasonal pop-up exhibition in Taipei.

    Visit us from August 19 through September 10 at PPP / PPAPER Space, in Zhongshan District, for a special exhibition of new and major works by twelve artists of the gallery. The exhibition will span various media, from installation, sculpture, video, to painting, photography, and works on paper.

    With this project, the gallery aims at developing and anchoring the solid relationship it has built with Taiwan’s vibrant cultural art scene over the past decade.

    "In the past decade we've built up a very solid relationship with collectors in Asia," says Muchi Shaw, Director, Asia and based in Taiwan. "We are always looking for different projects in the region from museum exhibitions to art fairs, and have strong connections with collectors in Taiwan," Shaw says.

    With works by: Martin Boyce, Thomas Demand, Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, General Idea, Andrew Grassie, Pierre Huyghe, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gabriel Kuri, Roman Ondak, Philippe Parreno, and Ugo Rondinone.

    Should you have any questions about this special exhibition, please contact Muchi Shaw: shaw@estherschipper.com


    施博爾・台北

    PPP / PPAPER 空間
    台北市中山區中山北路二段26巷2号

    2021年8月19日—9月10日

    施博爾藝廊欣喜地宣佈我們在台北舉辦的夏季 pop-up 展覽即將開幕。

    8月19日至9月10日期間,我們將在位於台北市中山區的 PPP / PPAPER 空間舉辦一場特別策劃的展覽,屆時將呈現12位藝廊代理藝術家的重要作品以及新作。展覽作品將跨越多種媒介,從裝置、雕塑、影像,到繪畫、攝影和紙上作品。

    施博爾藝廊旨在通過該展覽項目來拓展和鞏固我們在過去十年中與充滿活力的台灣文化藝術界所建立的緊密聯繫。

    「我們在過去十年裡與亞洲不同地區的藏家建立了緊密的關係。」施博爾藝廊亞洲總監蕭牧齊說。「我們在亞洲地區一直以來不斷尋找各種展覽項目的可能性,從美術館展覽到藝博會,並且與台灣藏家有著密切聯繫。」

    本次展覽參展藝術家包括:馬丁・博伊斯、托馬斯・德曼、藤原西芒、瑞安・甘德、普遍概念、安德魯・格拉西、皮耶・雨格、安・維羅尼卡・詹森斯、加布里埃爾・庫里、羅曼・昂達克、菲利普・帕雷諾 ,以及烏戈・羅迪納。

    如需瞭解更多展覽詳情,請聯絡
    蕭牧齊:shaw@estherschipper.com

  • Anri Sala at Kunsthaus Bregenz

    Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz July 17 – October 10, 2021 www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at
    Anri Sala at Kunsthaus Bregenz

    Anri Sala, AS YOU GO, 2019, 13-channel HD video and 22-channel discrete sound installation, color, 39:24 min. Exhibition view: Anri Sala, AS YOU GO, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2019. Photo © Antonio Maniscalco

     

    From July 17 through October 10, Kunsthaus Bregenz dedicates a major solo exhibition to Anri Sala.

    Musical phenomena play a major role in Sala’s work, his transformative, time-based works develop from a dense network of relations between sound, image, and architecture. A recurring medium in Sala's exhibition is film. In contrast to conventional cinema, Sala does not employ a strict narrative or even actors, it is rather musical pieces that become the real protagonists in the works. The cinematic results from the musical and not, as is customary, vice versa, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in a both visual and acoustic experience of the space.

    Recent and entirely new works will be on view in the exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz. A record player, floating freely in an abandoned space capsule, a subtle alternating between the architecture's contours being sharp or blurred, a garden snail slowly moving along a viola bow, a vintage wallpaper-printing roller whose metal pattern is translated into spectral sounds. All of these are elements and imagery that Anri Sala will be employing in engendering creative shifts and to probe existing interpretive relations.

  • Tino Sehgal at Blenheim Park & Gardens

    Blenheim Park & Gardens, Oxfordshire July 9 – August 15, 2021 www.blenheimartfoundation.org.uk
    Tino Sehgal at Blenheim Park & Gardens

    Blenheim Park and Gardens. Landscaping by Capability Brown. Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation

     

    Esther Schipper is is pleased to announce a major solo exhibition by Tino Sehgal at Blenheim Park and Gardens, Oxfordshire. Organised by Blenheim Art Foundation, this will be the first exhibition at Blenheim designed specifically for the Park and Gardens.

    Tino Sehgal is known for artworks composed exclusively using the human body, voice, and social interaction. His artistic practice focuses on the fleeting gestures and subtleties of social encounters, with participation and open exchange as the subjects of value, rather than material objects. For this project, Sehgal will present a complex, roaming choreography imagined for Blenheim, involving more than 30 participants.

    Conceived as a series of scenes rather than works with fixed locations, the exhibition will move fluidly throughout the Park and Gardens like a game of encounters, responding to specific conditions such as the number of visitors, the location or the weather. Akin to a swarm or flock, the group of participants – the majority of whom are local residents cast specially for this project – will gather and disperse in a fluid and porous choreography, enacting moments of connection with visitors and their surroundings.

  • Ari Benjamin Meyers at 7th Beaufort Triennial

    Beaufort Triennial, Flanders Through October 17, 2021 www.beaufort21.be
    Ari Benjamin Meyers at 7th Beaufort Triennial

    Ari Benjamin Meyers, The Long Parade (Day 1, De Panne to Koksijde), 2021. Performed at Beaufort 21: 7th Beaufort Triennial, Flanders, 2021. Photo © Kristien Daem

     

    For the seventh edition of the Beaufort Triennial, Beaufort 21, Ari Benjamin Meyers, in collaboration with the walking orchestra "Die Verdammte Spielerei", presents The Long Parade.

    The Long Parade is a music-based durational performance that is inspired by the brutal history of the Belgian coast, memory and forgetting, and the children’s game "Telephone". Over the course of the summer, the Flemish fanfare band "Die Verdammte Spielerei" will be marching from the French-Belgian border in De Panne to the Belgian-Dutch border of Knokke, performing a new composition by Ari Benjamin Meyers over ten musical parades. For each performance, they are joined by a different local group of musicians that have made their own adaptations of the piece and, in a ritualized manner, will pass the music — and a specially commissioned flag — from one municipality to the next. This performance, in essence an evolving, moving rehearsal, continues over the coming months, undergoing further mutations until the work reaches its finale in Knokke-Heist in October.

    With The Long Parade Meyers unites the identities and histories of the Belgian coastal municipalities in one new composition that gets adapted by all, celebrating collaboration and recognizing the individuality of each place, while at the same time highlighting the fog of memory as it pertains to the past – both recent and more distant.

    Participation is free and open to the public.

    Upcoming performance dates and locations:
    July 4: Koksijde - Showkorps El Fuerte, Imperior De Percussion and Koninklijke Gemeentelijke Harmonie Koksijde
    August 1: Nieuwpoort - Koninklijke Katholieke Harmonie Nieuwpoort
    August 8: Middelkerke - Drawing Pins
    August 15: Ostend - Melody Makers Ostend
    August 29: Bredene - accordion group with Alain Billiouw
    September 12: De Haan - Saxophone Quartet Beaufort
    September 19: Blankenberge - Shanty Choir Blankenberge
    September 25: Zeebrugge - Koninklijke Harmonie Vermaak na Arbeid Koolkerke
    October 17: Knokke - Koninklijke Harmonie Sint-Cecilia Heist

  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at Vienna Secession

    Vienna Secession, Vienna July 2 – September 5, 2021 www.secession.at
    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at Vienna Secession

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Camille Vivier, Gorgone 1 (apparition), 2021, snakes, hair and make-up by Melanie Gerbeaux. © Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Camille Vivier

     

    For her exhibition VOLCANIC EXCURSION (A VISION) at the Vienna Secession, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has conceived an environment that addresses the specific site while also reflecting on the extraordinary time of a global pandemic. Invoking role models from the past and the present, friends and colleagues who share her ideas, Gonzalez-Foerster counters the fissures that have come to mar the social fabric with a tableau exuding strength and confidence, optimism and courage.

    Her exhibitions are often site-specific productions in which she engages with distinctive features of the venue and its history, weaving in literary references. Objects feature in subsidiary roles, as props that let her establish a particular atmosphere, rather than as ends in themselves and definitive creative output. Evolving narratives await discovery by the beholder who takes the time to pick up on the clues hidden in the fragmentary set pieces, photographs, peculiar interior arrangements, and personal details. Transporting the visitors to fictional scenarios from the past and future, her environments are the scenes of distinctive experiences in which yearnings, utopian wishes, fears, and dreams come to life.

  • LUMA Arles

    LUMA Arles, Arles From June 26, 2021 www.luma.org
    LUMA Arles

    Photo © Adrian Deweerdt

     

    With Liam GillickDominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre HuyghePhilippe ParrenoAnri Sala, and Tino Sehgal.

     

    LUMA Arles, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles, opened to the public on June 26. Work by over 45 artists and designers is featured in the opening programme, with special new commissions for LUMA by major international artists.

    At the heart of the site is Frank Gehry’s 15,000-square-metre tower, a twisting geometric structure finished with 11,000 stainless steel panels. The Tower houses exhibition galleries, project spaces and the LUMA’s research and archive facilities, alongside workshop and seminar rooms.

    The Tower houses Philippe Parreno’s permanent commission Danny and Liam Gillick’s design for communal areas, entitled Laguna Gloria. In addition, on view in the Tower are a commissioned work by Tino SehgalThis Element, and works from the collection, among them, Anri Sala’s 2018 film If and Only If, and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Virtual Reality Environment, Endodrome, presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The Library is on Fire, a new commissioned work by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Charles Arsène-Henry, will be inaugurated in September 2021. In the industrial Grande Halle in the Parc des Ateliers, Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition After UUmwelt will be on view through October 2021.

    The campus is also home to seven former railway factories, four of which have been renovated by Selldorf Architects as exhibition and performance spaces. The surrounding gardens and public park are designed by landscape architect Bas Smets.

  • Paradise Kortrijk

    various locations, Kortrijk June 26 – October 24, 2021 www.paradisekortrijk.be
    Paradise Kortrijk

    Ugo Rondinone, long last happy, 2020, neon, acrylic glass, translucent foil, aluminum, 313 x 768 x 15 cm. Image © Studio Rondinone

     

    From June 26 to October 24, 2021 the second Kortrijk Triennial will take place. Titled Paradise Kortrijk 2021, it includes works by Ryan Gander and Ugo Rondinone.

    Paradise Kortrijk 2021 invites contemporary artists to participate and reflect on modern questions. What are meaningful values today and how can we construct a better society? By installing artworks in the heart of the dynamic city, the significance of the artists’ vision becomes present in public. The participative element is crucial in the project: through an active experience, interaction is activated by the visitor. Through this experience, the visitor is offered the opportunity to modify their way of thinking, both about themselves and about our current society.

    During Paradise Kortrijk 2021, two immense, brightly colored, rainbow-shaped neons by Ugo Rondinone will appear on the roof of the Budatoren and the Heilig Hart Woon- en Zorghotel. While cry me a river (1997) is the first rainbow neon ever produced by the artist, long last happy is a new commission conceived specifically for the occasion.

  • 58th October Salon

    various locations, Belgrade June 25 – August 22, 2021 www.oktobarskisalon.org
    58th October Salon

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, A Dream Dreaming a Dream, 2020, video projection (real-time procedural computer-generated animation), infinite duration, 4-channel sound, black and white, edition of 3. Commissioned and produced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21). Exhibition view: How to Tread Lightly. st_age expanded, an exhibition, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, 2020. Photo © Roberto Ruiz | TBA21

     

    October Salon is a representative manifestation of accomplishments in the field of visual art in Serbia, found and funded by the City of Belgrade.

    This year, the exhibition titled The Dreamers intends to question not only the misleading and ambiguous nature of the real but the space occupied by dreams—intended as the metaphorical embodiment of a space of freedom—which is able to challenge the certainty of the real world, of acquired knowledge and of our own beliefs.

    The largest part of the exhibition of the 58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale 2021 which includes works by 63 artists, among them Pierre HuygheAnri Sala and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, will be presented at the Belgrade City Museum, galleries of the Belgrade Cultural Centre, the Movie Theatre of the Belgrade Cultural Centre, the park of the Museum of Yugoslavia and a number of public spaces all over the city. It is planned for this year’s edition of the Salon to involve television and radio platforms as exhibition venues.

  • ROHKUNSTBAU 26

    Schloss Lieberose, Brandenburg June 19 – October 3, 2021
    ROHKUNSTBAU 26

    Etienne Chambaud, Nameless, 2019, coyote, squirrel and rabbit urine, various chemicals, copper powder, acrylic and acrylic varnish on LW. Photo © Jan Brockhaus / Friends of Rohkunstbau e.V.

    Photo © Jan Brockhaus / Friends of Rohkunstbau e.V.

     

    This year's edition of ROHKUNSTBAU 26 presents the works of 22 artists including Etienne ChambaudDavid ClaerboutPhilippe Parreno and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.

    The exhibition title I am Nature – Of Vulnerability. Survival in the risk society defines a common thread running through the exhibited works. How are deep, existential insecurities after and during the Corona pandemic connected with the human understanding of nature, which is shaped by ideas of omnipotence? What are the consequences of this attitude?

  • Ugo Rondinone at Belvedere, Vienna

    Belvedere Palace Garden, Vienna through November 1, 2021 www.belvedere.at
    Ugo Rondinone at Belvedere, Vienna

    Exhibition view: Ugo Rondinone, your age, my age, and the age of the rainbow, Belvedere Palace Garden, Vienna, 2021. Photo © Johannes Stoll / Belvedere, Vienna

     

    In Ugo Rondinone's work, the rainbow features prominently as a recurring motif with multiple meanings. It is not only an impressive spectacle of nature but also a symbol of peace, equality, tolerance, and the connection between heaven and earth. 

    Together with the Belvedere, Rondinone invited children aged 6 to 12 years to paint rainbow pictures. This hope-filled project was launched in the spring of 2021 by the Belvedere's art education team in collaboration with elementary schools throughout Austria.

    The result is the participatory work your age and my age and the age of the rainbow, which consists of 1,085 rainbow panels. The 70-meter-long installation is on view through November 1, 2021 in the Belvedere Palace Garden between the Belvedere and Belvedere 21.

  • Simon Fujiwara at AMTSALON Berlin

    AMTSALON, Kantstraße 79, Berlin June 17 – 24, 2021 www.amtsalonberlin.com
    Simon Fujiwara at AMTSALON Berlin

    Simon Fujiwara, Who’s Childhood?, 2021, sculptural video installation (cardboard, electrical tape, Plexiglas, antique tripod, projector, projection screen), 164 x 73 x 73 cm (64 5/8 x 28 3/4 x 28 3/4 in) (projector on tripod). 
    Image © Jörg von Bruchhausen

     

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce our participation in the inaugural edition of AMTSALON Berlin, with a solo presentation of works by Simon Fujiwara from the artist's most recent project Who the Bær. 

    The presentation will include the sculptural video installation, Who’s Childhood, with an animation depicting a revisionist history of Who's childhood as well as a series of new collages and drawings centring around the early identity development of Who the Bær. Housed in the premises of the former district court of Charlottenburg, AMTSALON will open its doors to the public as a pop-up of twenty-four Berlin galleries from June 17 – 24 only.

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

  • Diversity United with Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone and Anri Sala

    Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin June 9 – September 19, 2021 www.stiftungkunst.de
     Diversity United with Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone and Anri Sala

    Roman Ondak, Perfect Society, 2018, exhibition view: Diversity United, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, 2021. Photos: Silke Briel © Stiftung für Kunst and Kultur, Bonn⁠


    Diversity United presents an artistic tour d'horizon of Europe currently. The trans-national exhibition shows paintings, sculptures, videos, new media, photographies, installations, drawings and object of art by about 90 artists from 34 countries, including Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone, and Anri Sala. They represent different generations, genders and regions and their work reflects the phenomenal diversity and vitality of Europe's contemporary art scene – from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey. 

    The works on display shed light on themes such as freedom and democracy, migration and territory, political and personal identity, utopias and fears, which also revolve around the current pandemic. Diversity United reflects the complexity of the European idea and its social realities in a globalized world.

  • David Claerbout at De Pont Museum, Tilburg

    De Pont Museum, Tilburg June 5 – August 29, 2021 www.depont.nl
    David Claerbout at De Pont Museum, Tilburg

    David Claerbout, Aircraft (FAL), 2015-2021, single channel video projection, black & white, stereo audio. Still © David Claerbout © c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2021

     

    In disquieting video installations David Claerbout tries to come to grips with the passage of time. He lengthens time, allows the present and past to fuse, and sometimes even seems to bring time to a halt. His latest video, Aircraft (FAL), will have its world première at De Pont. The presentation will be accompanied by other video works, drawings and storyboards of his that the museum has been collecting since 2005.

  • Gabriel Kuri – Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels

    Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels June 3 – July 8, 2021 www.saint-martin-bookshop.com
    Gabriel Kuri – Saint-Martin Bookshop, Brussels

    Gabriel Kuri, Offering, 2021, mixed media in customised crate 125 x 170 x 50 cm, variable combinations, variable dimensions. Photo © Gabriel Kuri

     

    Gabriel Kuri's Offering is a multi part sculpture commissioned by Saint-Martin Bookshop. This will stem from an array of sculptural props (some found, some purchased, some fabricated by the artist) snugly nestled in a crate lined with customized foam.

    On the occasion of Kuri's exhibition at Saint-Martin Bookshop, curator and writer Dieter Roelstraete has written a short text entitled A Neighborhood of Things  Read it here.

  • Simon Fujiwara – Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam

    Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam June 5 – August 22, 2021 www.kunstinstituutmelly.nl
    Simon Fujiwara – Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam

    Simon Fujiwara, Who Loves Who?, 2021, sculptural video installation, foam core, cardboard, monitor, video duration: 1:02 min, dimensions: 97,5 x 115 x 12,5 cm, hanging key and chain: variable, depicted: 90 cm high. 
    Exhibition view: Simon Fujiwara, Who the Baer, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, 2021. Photo © Simon Fujiwara

     

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

  • Hito Steyerl – Centre Pompidou, Paris

    Centre Pompidou, Paris through July 5, 2021 www.centrepompidou.fr
    Hito Steyerl – Centre Pompidou, Paris

    Hito Steyerl, SocialSim, 2020. Exhibition view: Hito Steyerl: I Will Survive, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2021. Photo © Centre Pompidou, Bertrand Prévost, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021

     

    The Centre Pompidou presents, in collaboration with K21 in Düsseldorf, I Will Survive: the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the work of Hito Steyerl in France.

    Spreading out over the entire space of the Galerie 2 of the Centre Pompidou, the survey exhibition brings together a group of major works, articulated around SocialSim (2020), a new production that imagines the future of the world in the era of social simulation technologies. The retrospective retraces a path that began in the 1990s in the field of documentary cinema and that has been developing, for the past ten years, particularly inventive multimedia installations, dedicated to joyfully transforming the immersive character of our visual culture into a space for reflection. Pointing out the failures and paradoxes of the image, Hito Steyerl experiments with new ways of talking about reality and critically addresses nationalism, capitalism and artificial intelligence.

    The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

  • Rodney Graham – Garage MCA, Moscow

    Garage Museum, Moscow through July 5, 2021 www.garagemca.org
    Rodney Graham – Garage MCA, Moscow

    Rodney Graham, Phonokinetoscope, 2001, 16mm looped film
    Film still © Rodney Graham

     

    For Rodney Graham’s first showcase in Russia, Garage will present one of his key works, Phonokinetoscope (2001), which highlights the Canadian artist and musician’s idiosyncratic understanding of the relationship between moving images, sound, and narrative building.

    Phonokinetoscope is a complex symbiotic experiment where the traditional synchronization of sound with image and narrative is disrupted not only by the limitations imposed by the specially-built equipment but also by the random intervention of the audience. In the 16mm looped film we see a solitary Graham on a bicycle ride through Tiergarten in Berlin, evoking Albert Hofmann’s historic bike ride home from his laboratory in 1943 after making an interesting scientific discovery.

    Loop after loop, the artist takes us on a ride of our own through the carefully choreographed constellation of sonic correlations, poetic congruences, and cinematic and literary associations.

  • 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.

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • 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.

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • Simon Fujiwara – Fondazione Prada, Milan

    Fondazione Prada, Milan Through September 27, 2021 www.fondazioneprada.org
    Simon Fujiwara – Fondazione Prada, Milan

    Simon Fujiwara, Skölstrejk för Whö?, 2021. Mixed media sculpture, paper, plastic, wood, plush, metal, printer
    Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen

     

    Fondazione Prada reopens from April 29

    Visitor information can be found here.

     

    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 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.

     

    Who the Bær’s 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 identity.

     

    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.

  • 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.

     

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • Martin Boyce – haubrok foundation, Berlin

    FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, haubrok foundation, Berlin May 1 – September 4, 2021 www.haubrok.org
    Martin Boyce – haubrok foundation, Berlin

    Exhibition view: Martin Boyce, Recurring Dreams, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, haubrok foundation, Berlin, 2021

     

    In the “kantine” of FAHRBEREITSCHAFT the haubrok foundation show works by Scottish artist Martin Boyce. The lyrical objects and installations from the haubrok collection are largely based on the formal language of the brothers Jan and Joël Martel, who worked together with the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens in Paris on the intersection of Art Deco, Cubism, and Bauhaus. The concrete trees, to which Martin refers in various works, are particularly well known. The exhibition entitled Recurring Dreams consists exclusively of works from the haubrok collection.

    Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions, a visit of the upcoming exhibitions at the hauberk foundation will probably only be possible from May on and by prior registration and the allocation of time slots. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact visit@haubrok.org.

  • The Nature of Art with David Claerbout at Busan Museum of Art

    Busan Museum of Art, Busan April 23 – September 12, 2021 https://art.busan.go.kr
    The Nature of Art with David Claerbout at Busan Museum of Art

    David Claerbout, Wildfire (meditation on fire), 2019-2020, single channel video projection, 3D animation (stereo audio, color), duration: 24 min
    © David Claerbout & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021

     

    David Claerbout presents two major film installations: Wildfire (meditation on fire), 2019-2020 and Die reine Notwendigkeit/The Pure Necessity, 2016 as part of the exhibition The Nature of Art at the Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea. 

    This exhibition was conceived to convey the message of comfort and healing that art gives to us living in the Corona era, and to awaken the courage to face a new era. The Nature of Art consists of three sections: "Imagine from Today", "Contemplate from Emptiness", and "Empowered by Mother Nature".

  • 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.

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • 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.”

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!
    ⁠⠀

  • Spotlight: Andrew Grassie

    Spotlight: Andrew Grassie

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Andrew Grassie's Giraffe, 2020. 
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • 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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    “(…) sometimes you have to erase reality, erase what’s visible in order to see something else, to make the invisible visible.” – Ann Veronica Janssens⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.

     

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • David Claerbout at Garage Museum

    Garage Museum, Moscow March 26 – May 2, 2021 www.garagemca.org
    David Claerbout at Garage Museum

    David Claerbout, the “confetti” piece, 2015-2018, video still, double channel video projection, 3D animation, silent, color, 18’ 25”
    Film still © David Claerbout & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021

     

    Unseen Sound is the first solo exhibition of Belgian artist David Claerbout in Russia. His work is best defined as a hybrid, where media dissolve into one another using video, photography, film, and 3D to create images that question our perceptions and expectations.

    The exhibition brings together four works that span a period of more than ten years, and show the artist’s increasing occupation with what he describes as “dark optics,” a term he uses to describe the contemporary state of the image. All of the works presented in Unseen Sound capture single moments stretched in time and space. This expansion reveals new layers of reality behind seemingly trivial images, and new characters emerge.

    As the title of the exhibition—Unseen Sound—indicates, these works visualize sound as a central event that, nevertheless, remains beyond aural perception. Sections of a Happy Moment (2007) and The Algiers' Sections of a Happy Moment (2008) capture moments of a street ball game. The Quiet Shore (2011) is a series of beach scenes shot during a loud splash. Set at a grand reception, the “confetti” piece (2015–2018 ) shows the second when the fireworks of confetti rain down. For Claerbout, digital materiality will not remain as virtual reality but will attempt to penetrate as many aspects of life as possible, altering optical and material habits. Lens-based images are already part of the past, and will be replaced by dark optics.

     

    More information

  • 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.

     

    Click here to watch the tour

  • 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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    Click the link below to see the full Spotlight!
    ⁠⠀

  • Anri Sala at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston

    Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston March 12 – December 12, 2021 www.buffalobayou.org
    Anri Sala at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston

    Photo © Lawrence Elisabeth⁠

     

    Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston, presents a newly commissioned artwork for the by Anri Sala. This immersive new film and sound installation, titled Time No Longer, will occupy the Cistern for a period of nine months, transporting visitors into an other-worldly environment within this vast, subterranean reservoir.⁠⁠

    Time No Longer will incorporate film projected onto a translucent, 22 by 150-foot (7 by 45-meter) screen with a soundtrack emanating throughout the space, its reverberations creating ripples on the surface of the water. Visitors will encounter the work in 360 degrees by making their way around the full perimeter of the 87,500-square-foot Cistern.⁠⁠

    The film depicts a weathered turntable floating in a space station. It is tethered only by its electric cord, which allows it to keep playing a vinyl record. There appears to be no human presence to listen to it, and an uneasy quiescence around it suggests it may be spinning in the aftermath of a catastrophe – a custodian of that absent humanity.⁠

     

    Read more

  • 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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • 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).⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • Spotlight: Roman Ondak

    Spotlight: Roman Ondak

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    This week for our Spotlight we present Roman Ondak's Bad News, 2018.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • Liam Gillick at Gwangju Museum of Art

    Gwangju Museum of Art February 25 – June 27, 2021 www.artmuse.gwangju.go.kr
    Liam Gillick at Gwangju Museum of Art

    The Work Life Effect is Liam Gillick’s first major solo museum exhibition in Asia. The exhibition continues the artist’s interest in questions of production, various modes of work and an endless search for a contemporary abstraction. The title directly refers to this – alluding to the complex tensions between work and life. The Work Life Effect proposes a zone where we sense the effects of the merging of work and life that has accelerated in the digital period and under the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition does not directly illustrate such processes, rather it evokes a twilight mood of lights, forms and affects that bring forward how emotional and formal aspects of perception and experience are altered when we are subjected to new modes of mediated existence.

    Animated lamps lure us into a liminal space where work and life have merged. The outside has been brought inside. Large neon mathematical formulas flood the museum with colored light and show ways to calculate human happiness. Two large “storefronts” are sited in the centre of the space. Each appears to have large glazed illuminated panels. In fact the windows are empty and lead us into a space of abstraction and a space where a piano sits while black snow softly falls.

    An important aspect of the exhibition extends to the lobby of the museum and the book lounge. These spaces will be furnished with low tables and stools that provide spaces for informal gathering, study and research. A program of education, performance and video streaming will be produced in these spaces and in the exhibition itself.

    An exhibition catalogue is forthcoming.

  • 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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀
    ⁠⠀
    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.⁠⠀


    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • 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.

     

    Read more

  • 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.

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight

  • Ryan Gander at SOLID HAUS

    Online Exhibition A recorded tour of the exhibition will be available to view on-demand from February 5–26, 2021 www.arts.princeton.edu
    Ryan Gander at SOLID HAUS

    Ryan Gander, The Silent Majority / The Vocal Minority, 2021, brown paper, plastic envelope, A4 printer paper, inkjet ink
    Photo © Studio Ryan Gander

     

    Natural and Conventional Signs is an exhibition in which Ryan Gander presents a selection of new works directly guided by his research at Princeton undertaken during his time as a Hodder Fellow (2019-2020) and made during a period of reflection while the world paused amid a global pandemic.

    Gander invites an audience into his studio-cum-gallery, Solid Haus in rural Suffolk, a two-hour drive east of London, digitally for the first time. There he has assembled a show in which the works have duality in meaning and utility; subverting the signs, tropes, and markers seen in the everyday world to shine new light on how we position ourselves in relation to the values of time, money, opportunity, attention and privilege.

     

    See inside the exhibition

  • 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. ⁠⁠
    ⁠⁠
    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.⁠⁠
    ⁠⁠
    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.

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Rodney Graham at Serlachius Museum

    Serlachius Museum, Mänttä October 24, 2020 – April 18, 2021 www.serlachius.fi
    Rodney Graham at Serlachius Museum

    Rodney Graham, Vacuuming the Gallery 1949, 2018, painted aluminium lightbox with transmounted chromogenic transparency. 
    Courtesy Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
    Photo © Ken Adlard

     

    In his exhibition, Artists and Models, Rodney Graham brings to the Serlachius Museums his disguise self-portraits for which he is best known. Graham’s exhibition at Serlachius Museum Gösta is his first in Finland.

    In his works, Graham explores the layers of Western culture, both everyday life and collective memory. He draws on wide-ranging references to philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the art and popular culture of different eras.

    He is best known for his disguise self-portraits, monumental photographic works in which he smoothly assumes various fictional roles. His art is characterised not only by subtle nostalgia and melancholy, but also gentle humour, poetic irony and meticulous finishing of the works.

    Purchase the supporting exhibition catalogue HERE

  • Thomas Demand at M Museum

    M Museum, Leuven October 9, 2020 – April 18, 2021 www.mleuven.be
    Thomas Demand at M Museum

    Thomas Demand, Bluethroat, 2020, pigment print, 172 x 135 cm
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Thomas Demand

     

    House of Card offers an overview of various approaches to construction in Thomas Demand’s oeuvre from the past fifteen years. His work related to models, scenography and even buildings are closely related to architecture. At the same time House of Card shows the connection between Demand’s projects and those of other influential artists, architects and designers like Martin Boyce, Arno Brandlhuber, Caruso St John en Rirkrit Tiravanija.

    The title House of Card refers to the precariousness of Demand's practice as a builder. Whereas architecture generally equates with permanence, Demand prefers to explore the limits of the ephemeral, as is evidenced in his use of paper and cardboard.

     

    More inforiaton can be found HERE

  • MONOCULTURE – A Recent History with Matti Braun

    M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp September 25, 2020 – January 24, 2021 www.muhka.be
    MONOCULTURE – A Recent History with Matti Braun

    Matti Braun, Bunta Garbo, 2002, wooden screen and digital prints mounted on forex
    Exhibition view: MONOCULTURE – A Recent History, M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, 2020
    Photo © MHKA

     

    The group exhibition MONOCULTURE – A Recent History begins from the principle that any understanding of ‘multiculture’, should necessitate an investigation of ‘monoculture’. The societal understanding of monoculture can be defined as the homogeneous expression of the culture of a single social or ethnic group. The project seeks to approach the notion of monoculture with an open mind. It will thus aim for an analysis of, rather than an antithesis to, monoculture, approaching it not only from historical, social, cultural and ideological perspectives, but also philosophical, linguistic and agricultural ones.

    Through the works of more than 40 artists, including Matti Braun, the exhibition will provide a tentative mapping, allowing for a comparative analysis of different manifestations of monoculture, as well as their reflections in art and propaganda, seeking to draw some conclusions that might be relevant for society and culture at large.

    The exhibition includes Matti Braun’s Pierre, 2009 and Pierre Pierre, 2010, several silk paintings, as well as Bunta Garbo, 2002, a project on the Belgian writer Andrea Juste.

    Two publications accompany the exhibition: MONOCULTURE – A Recent History, exhibition catalogue published by M HKA, and The Aesthetics of Ambiguity – Understanding and Addressing Monoculture, co-edited by Pascal Gielen and Nav Haq, published by Valiz as part of the Antennae – Arts in Society series.

     

    More information can be found HERE

  • Hito Steyerl at K21

    K21, Düsseldorf September 26, 2020 – January 10, 2021⁠ www.kunstsammlung.de
    Hito Steyerl at K21
    Hito Steyerl, This is the Future, 2019, video installation (single channel HD video, color, sound), environment, duration: 16 min
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Film still © Hito Steyerl
     
    Hito Steyerl⁠
    I Will Survive
    September 26, 2020 – January 10, 2021⁠
    The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is presenting the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the artist, filmmaker, and author Hito Steyerl. Steyerl is currently regarded as one of the most advanced artists in terms of the current reflection on the social role of art and museums, the development of artificial intelligence, and experimentation with media-based forms of presentation. ⁠
    With early works exemplary of the “documentary turn”, the exhibition begins with a different conception of the documentary, the conceptual change of which Steyerl has decisively co-conceived, formulated, and practiced.⁠
     
    More information can be found HERE

     

  • Ann Veronica Janssens at South London Gallery

    South London Gallery, London September 23, 2020 – November 29, 2020 www.southlondongallery.org
    Ann Veronica Janssens at South London Gallery

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled (Blue Glitter), 2015 – ongoing
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Dirk Pauwels

     

    Ann Veronica Janssens has created an extensive body of work over four decades spanning installations, projections, immersive environments and sculptures. At the core of her practice is an interest in light and its impact on our perception and experience.

    This exhibition will be the first major presentation of Janssens’ work in London. Across three floors of the Fire Station, sculptures, projections, light works and installations continue Janssens’ exploration of perception and ephemerality.

    Janssens’ Untitled (Blue Glitter), an expanse of reflective, blue glitter scattered across the floor of the gallery, will occupy the Main Space for the first half of the show, after which it will be replaced by Janssens’ reflective wheeled Bikes, 2001. Visitors are invited to cycle round the Main Gallery on one of five custom-made bicycles with mirrored wheels, which will reflect light on the surrounding gallery walls and floor as the wheels turn.

    Hot Pink Turquoise is presented in collaboration with Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Kunsthalle Münster

    Kunsthalle Münster September 13 – November 22, 2020 www.kunsthallemuenster.de
    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Kunsthalle Münster

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Fog Dog (Eye), 2019-2020 (detail), giclée print. Image © Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

     

    With Dog Eye, on view from September 13 through November 22, the Kunsthalle Münster is presenting the first solo exhibition in a German institution of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané. His works—comprising installations, films, sound-based works, photographs, drawings, holograms and sculptures—are marked by a poetic approach of overlapping geometric and abstract forms with organic elements: branches, leaves, insects and recently also dogs serve as integral components of the artist's works. He combines and intertwines these to create an overall structure that subtly brings us to question our own position in the world, and thus also our attitude toward our environment. We are called upon to re-think the prevailing western perception based on binary thinking, in terms of subject and object, nature and culture.

     

    More information can be found HERE

  • 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!

  • David Claerbout at Kunst Museum Winterthur

    Kunst Museum Winterthur September 12 – November 15, 2020 www.kmw.ch
    David Claerbout at Kunst Museum Winterthur

    David Claerbout, Wildfire (Meditation on Fire), 2020
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020. Courtesy Musea Brugge
    Film still © David Claerbout

     

    David Claerbout has distinguished himself in recent years with video works that are as spectacular as they are multi-layered. The artist's multimedia oeuvre – located, so to speak, between the media – aims at a fundamental reflection on visual genres. In his concentrated output, time becomes the decisive dimension of perception. The artist plays ingeniously with the forms of temporality in images, their possible elongations and condensations between moment and duration.

    Claerbout's new film, Wildfire (Meditation on Fire), will premier at Kunst Museum Winterthur on September 11 and Musea Brugge on September 30, 2020.

     

    Click here for more information

  • 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!

  • Down to Earth with Tino Sehgal

    Gropius Bau, Berlin August 13 – September 13, 2020 www.berlinerfestspiele.de
    Down to Earth with Tino Sehgal

    Down to Earth will focus on the boundary between nature and culture and how it can become porous. An important element will be its audit of our own “operating system”: 20 degrees Celsius, 50 % humidity in the exhibition hall – how did that come about? How did our predecessors come to prescribe this standard of modernity for museums? How did they work in this building before air conditioning? How does our air conditioning work and where is it exactly? Which hotels are ecologically viable, which energy companies, how will our programme change if the people working with us have to come here by train?

     

    More information can be found HERE

  • Grönlund-Nisunen at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

    Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai July 17 – November 29, 2020 www.minshengart.com
    Grönlund-Nisunen at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

    Grönlund-Nisunen, Pneumatic Landscape, 2004/2020, polyester fabric, chipboard, timber, fans, digital dimmer, computer, 24,4 x 11 x 3,5 m
    Exhibition view: Grönlund-Nisunen, Flow With Matter, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2020
    Photo © Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

     

    On July 17, 2020 Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen's major solo presentation opened at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai and will continue through the end of November. Delayed by the recent closures, the exhibition occupies the entire museum's 2,500-square-meter exhibition space on two floors and features more than twenty works, mainly large-scale installations using kinetics, light and sound. The selection of works spans the artists' entire career, including new site-specific works created specifically for the museum space.

  • 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

  • State of the Arts with Simon Fujiwara

    Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn June 16 – August 16, 2020 www.bundeskunsthalle.de
    State of the Arts with Simon Fujiwara

    Simon Fujiwara, Empathy I, 2018, 5D simulator installation (with video, sound, motion, water, and wind), duration 3:49 min, outer dimensions of box: 3,71 x 7,6 x 5,35 meters
    Exhibition view: Simon Fujiwara, Empathy I, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2018
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    The exhibition presents one of the most intriguing artistic phenomena of our time: the fusion of the visual and the performing arts. Today, more often than not, a visit to an exhibition does not merely offer new visual impressions. Instead, it is a more comprehensive experience that involves all the senses. Artists combine video, performance, dance, language and music, creating intermedial works. In some cases, this results in giving the visitors the opportunity to give up the distanced position of the viewer and become part of the work.

    State of the Arts brings together the work of 16 artists, among them Simon Fujiwara and his multi-sensory Empathy I. Developed in close collaboration with a company that produces theme park rides, Empathy I is a 5d simulator that takes audiences on a journey back into the ‘real world’ on a physically immersive ride through the world of Youtube.

     

    More information 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! ⁠

  • Tune In – Gabriel Kuri – Bedtime Stories, The New Museum

    Tune In – Gabriel Kuri – Bedtime Stories, The New Museum

    Only a few weeks ago, Gabriel Kuri wrote in our Letter from Berlin about his love of books. Now he has recorded a story by Umberto Eco as part of the New Museum's series Bedtime Stories (in English and in Spanish).

     

    Listen to the story here

  • Karin Sander at Museion, Bolzano

    Museion, Bolzano May 30 – September 20, 2020 www.museion.it
    Karin Sander at Museion, Bolzano

    Exhibition view: Karin Sander, Skulptur / Sculpture / Scultura, Museion, Bolzano, 2020
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Luca Meneghel

     

    In her exhibitions Karin Sander humorously refers to existing situations and addresses their institutional and historical context. She intervenes in the structures of the institutions, changes them, highlights facts and invites the public to participate. The apparently familiar is rethought, it becomes the starting point of an exploratory process. Sander’s solo exhibition at Museion is designed specifically for the space allotted in the museum and will feature both existing as well as new works created exclusively for the exhibition.

    An artist talk with Karin Sander will mark the launch of a new publication featuring a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptural oeuvre, published on the occasion of the exhibition, will take place on September 18, 2020, from 7 pm.

     

    A 3D virtual tour of the exhibition can be viewed here

  • 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!

  • Guess Whose Studio Pt.5

    Guess Whose Studio Pt.5

    Welcome to the next instalment of the series where our artists open their studio doors and invite you to guess whose studio.⁠

     

    To give a helping hand to figure out whose studio you’re peeking into, we’ve put together a number of clues to get you on the right track: 1

    1. Everything on their desktop⁠

    2. A Scotsman in London⁠

    3. Only thing missing are the eggs⁠

    4. Worlds within worlds⁠

     

    Click here to find out the answer!

  • 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

  • Messages from Home – Francesco Gennari

    Messages from Home – Francesco Gennari

    Photo © Francesco Gennari, 15 aprile 2020⁠

     

    VIAGGI DA CAMERA is the new online project from the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi. "Viaggi da camera" collects and distributes daily images, videos and texts, chosen by artists invited to tell their home and private space. Every day a new contribution will be published on the Foundation's website and social channels.⁠

    Inspired by Xavier de Maistre's famous 18th century novel "Journey around my room" - written during a 42-day obligatory stay in a room in Turin - "Viaggi da camera" invites artists to open the doors of their real and imaginary rooms. Taken from day #39, Francesco Gennari shared a glimpse into his home life in the midst of lockdown.⁠

  • Guess Whose Studio Pt.4

    Guess Whose Studio Pt.4

    Welcome to the next instalment of the series where our artists open their studio doors and invite you to guess whose studio.⁠

    To give a helping hand to figure out whose studio you’re peeking into, we’ve put together a number of clues to get you on the right track:

     

    ⁠⁠1. Has been with the gallery for over 30 years
    ⁠2. The sky's the limit⁠
    3. Loves rules
    ⁠4. Enjoys heavy metal⁠

     

    Click here to find out the answer!

  • Journey Through the Gallery – Tomás Saraceno, Algo-r(h)i(y)thms

    Journey Through the Gallery – Tomás Saraceno, Algo-r(h)i(y)thms

    Exhibition view: Tomás Saraceno, Algo-r(h)i(y)thms, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2019⁠
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    In this next instalment of Journey Through the Gallery, we look back to November 2019 where we presented Algo-r(h)i(y)thms, Tomás Saraceno's third solo exhibition with the gallery. ⁠

     

    See inside the exhibition here

  • 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! 

  • Journey Through the Gallery – Ugo Rondinone, Slow Graffiti

    Journey Through the Gallery – Ugo Rondinone,  Slow Graffiti

    Ugo Rondinone, If there were anywhere but desert, Monday, 2000, fiberglass, paint, clothing, glitter, 86 x 76 x 122 cm. Photo © Studio Rondinone

     

    Ugo Rondinone's 2001 exhibition Slow Graffiti consisted of two new works. The exhibition space was dominated by a tessellated mirror partition (5 x 5 meters) which is positioned in a way to reflect the whole room in fragments, or rather to display a distorted picture of the room in which the sculpture, a clown figure made of polyester, leans passively against the wall.

    Integrated into the partition there were four loudspeakers playing a dialogue typical of Rondinone. To be heard is a woman's voice from the left and a man's voice from the right channel. The Beckett-like one-minute dialogue of the two voices talking at cross-purposes, fitted together to make a loop, expresses a depressing purposelessness, regarding content as well as formal aspects.

     

    See inside the exhibition here

  • Messages from Home – A Recipe from Tao Hui

    Messages from Home – A Recipe from Tao Hui

    Under the heading Messages from Home artists are sharing videos from their (temporary) studios or homes.⁠

     

    Here, Tao Hui shares a recipe of his take on a Chinese-style ice plant salad!

     

    See the full recipe here!

  • The Reading Corner with Gabriel Kuri pt.2

    The Reading Corner with Gabriel Kuri pt.2

    Gabriel Kuri, Reduce to Improper Fraction, 2018. 32 x 24 cm. Published by Three Star Books, Paris

     

    "I love books. By making my own, I learned that they do not have to be second to nor a derivative of my sculptural practice. Whether they are linked to a body or period of work, or exist completely independently, I always make an effort for them to have a life of their own. Books are material memory and register, key concepts in my understanding of what art is and what art can do. Books allow me to see my work as a collection of images. Images as pieces of evidence, metaphors, or signs, or simply—but no less importantly—as an essay of colour. I can see my practice through the narrative resulted from turning pages, which is quite different to pacing around a space.⁠

    Books have clear boundaries of size, format, material and binding that I always find helpful rather than limiting. I like to look at my practice through the limited structure of a book format. This shift of mind frame and optics is always helpful and never constraining. After the visible choices of colour, paper and layout in a few of my books, I guess one can see an inclination towards an aesthetics that embraces ordering and didactic principles. Making books is methodical, like my work. The methodology, the technique and of course the teamwork they involve, give me great pleasure, topped by the always welcome sense of surprise of finally holding the embodiment of an idea. I love it that books are mostly consumed intimately. And of course, I love paper." – Gabriel Kuri

  • Journey Through the Gallery – Ugo Rondinone, two men contemplating the moon 1830

    Journey Through the Gallery – Ugo Rondinone, two men contemplating the moon 1830

    Exhibition view: Ugo Rondinone, two men contemplating the moon 183, Esther Schipper, Berlin⁠⠀
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    In 2016, Esther Schipper presented two men contemplating the moon 1830, Ugo Rondinone’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. 

     

    Taken from a painting by Caspar David Friedrich, the exhibition’s title makes manifest Rondinone’s long-standing indebtedness both to the iconography and philosophy of German Romanticism. “The German Romantic movement was the first to blur the line between reality and illusion. In this sense I’m very attached to the idea of art and art making as an environment that is itself outside of time and inaccessible to a linear logic.“ (The Brooklyn Rail, 2013).

     

    Rondinone modified the exhibition space to create a self-contained environment: new walls cover the existing windows. The works themselves index architectural barriers between outside and inside—a monumental new series of aluminum-cast windows, a large-scale brick-wall painting and a new series of concrete sculptures cast from the corners of urban buildings—collectively comprising the space of an inner world. 

     

    See inside the exhibition here

  • Guess Whose Studio Pt.3

    Guess Whose Studio Pt.3

    Welcome to the next instalment of the series where our artists open their studio doors and invite you to guess whose studio.⁠

     

    To give a helping hand to figure out whose studio you’re peeking into, we’ve put together a number of clues to get you on the right track: 

     

    - mollusks galore

    - lock up your wedges

    - everything’s sorted

    - no Marie Kondo

     

    Click here to find out the answer!

  • Messages from Home – Tao Hui

    Messages from Home – Tao Hui

    Under the heading Messages from Home artists are sharing videos from their (temporary) studios or homes.

     

    Here, Tao Hui shares snapshots of his life from his hometown, Yunyang, Chongqing, as well as his journey back to Beijing.

  • 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!⁠

  • Journey Through the Gallery – Ugo Rondinone, primal

    Journey Through the Gallery – Ugo Rondinone, primal

    Exhibition view: Ugo Rondinone, primal, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2013

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    In the next instalment of our team's favorite exhibitions from the history of the gallery, Tara K.Reddi, Senior Sales Director, shares why Ugo Rondinone’s 2013 exhibition primal stands out for her:

     

    "In 2013 for the exhibition of Ugo Rondinone’s primal the gallery space which was then at Schoeneberger Ufer became the stage for a series of new sculptures by Ugo Rondinone: 34 cast bronze horses, each individual in their form and size. The space was transformed with the installation of plywood flooring spread across the rooms of the gallery, uniting the space and introducing an active natural element into the white-cube environment. The white washed windows diffused the daylight and isolated the exhibition from the world outside. Suspended translucent discs of stained-glass clocks hung over the window panes. These colored, perfectly divided stained glass clock-faces, stripped of their hands, augmented the impression of an isolated environment, arrested in time and space.⁠

     

    The gallery, appeared to be transformed into a time capsule, occupied by small cast bronze horses not more than 20 cm in height, each of them spread across the wood flooring and each facing in a different direction. Each horse was modelled in clay by the artist and then cast in bronze leaving the surface raw and unfinished after the casting. Both the uniqueness and the rough, hand-made character of the sculptures are emphasized by the titles given to each of the works, introducing a romantic undertone to the exhibition. The horses “names” rather than “titles”, refer to primordial natural phenomena: the lava, the cosmos, the foliage, the sunrise etc."⁠⠀

     

    See inside the exhibition here.

  • 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!

  • Behind the Scenes – Jac Leirner

    Behind the Scenes – Jac Leirner

    Jac Leirner has been working from her home in Sao Paulo on a new body of work. Fascinated by often overlooked objects and materials, she recently embraced pens from museums, airlines, and hotels, which had been left aside until the last couple of weeks, creating humorous and peculiar sculptures. Clay forms the base of several of these new pieces and is embedded with pen tops, springs, and cartridges.

     

    Here, Jac reminds us that there are inherent, magical qualities even in the most seemingly banal of materials. Along with artist Adriano Costa, the #quarantineshow project was launched on Instagram, and every single day they each post a new work. Follow Jac Leirner (@jacleirner) and Adriano Costa (@adrianocostaluis) to visit their everyday #quarentineshow

  • Journey Through the Gallery – General Idea, ¥en Boutique

     Journey Through the Gallery – General Idea, ¥en Boutique

    On the occasion of the re-launch of our website with extensive archive material celebrating over 230 exhibitions in 30 years, over the next weeks we will be sharing archival material from some of our past exhibitions!⁠

     

    To begin, we're starting with General Idea's ¥en Boutique exhibition from 1989.⁠

     

    Under the guise of pseudonyms, 3 Canadian artists called AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal work together in the group 'General Idea'.

     

    Read more here

     

  • Guess Whose Studio Pt.2

    Guess Whose Studio Pt.2

    Welcome to the second instalment of our new series where our artists open their studio doors and invite you to guess whose studio.⁠

     

    To give a helping hand to figure out whose studio you’re peeking into, we’ve put together a number of clues to get you on the right track: 

     

    1. Kids are frequent inspiration⁠

    2. Plants have been art too⁠

    3. The studio has a proper name⁠

    4. I... I... I…⁠

     

    Click here to find out the answer!

  • 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!

  • Connections – Gabriel Kuri

    Connections – Gabriel Kuri

    "Looking at the bookshelf across my table I noticed Gabriel Kuri’s catalogue Sorted/Resorted published for his Wiels exhibition. Home office has advantages and disadvantages. As work is for the most part done remotely, on a computer far from the offices, my surroundings have become richer, alive. All the objects collected in more than a decades start to speak again.

     

    I like to listen to these objects – to reconnect with the reality in which I found them. It is something I’ve always liked since I was going to the beach in summer: I found the things people left in the sand very fascinating – especially because they were also completely out of context. It was an idiosyncratic place, a desert land.

     

    When I met Gabriel in 2015 for his most recent solo exhibition at the gallery, this sense of research was activated in the same way. Among the works he made, there was a series of sculptures that were hosting found objects. In the heat of the summer, I was looking for a coffee cup, the one you use to take the coffee with you, and you realize that a plain one, the one that contains just the right sense he was looking for did not exist in Kreuzberg, at least in the surrounding 10 blocks or so of his studio at the time.

     

    This research became a way to map the city and ordering a coffe-to-go was no longer about the taste of the coffee but about the shape of the cup." – Emiliano Pistacchi

  • Journey Through the Gallery – Gabriel Kuri, carbon index compost copy

    Journey Through the Gallery – Gabriel Kuri, carbon index compost copy

     

    In the second installment of our team's favorite exhibitions from the history of the gallery, Andrea Rossetti, photographer and dear friend, speaks about why the 2011 Gabriel Kuri exhibition carbon index compost copy is particularly special to him.⁠

     

    “This was the very first exhibition I documented at Esther Schipper, so I have very special feelings when I think about it and remember the installations and artworks very vividly. It was also the very first show at the Schöneberger Ufer location, and I like the idea that both myself and the gallery have a shared milestone together.”

     

    In carbon index compost copy Gabriel Kuri fused formal and material aspects in a dichotomy of physical shape, object nature, and reduction. The work incorporated a complex combination of minimalist formal language and veiled biographical reference into a very personal and often poetic discourse. Contemporary references of mundane applications, casually dispersed among the work, such as bank notes, plastic bags, official queuing tickets linked his timeless objects to the contemporary universe as well as creating a critical reference to current value systems.

     

    See inside the exhibition here

  • Guess Whose Studio Pt.1

    Guess Whose Studio Pt.1

    A paintbrush, a camera, a robot, disregarded doorstops or even a ouija board – how much can you tell from an artist by what’s in their studio? We’re putting your knowledge to the test in this new series where our artists open the doors and invite you to work out whose studio you’re peering into…⁠

     

    To help you out, we’ve put together a number of clues to get you on the right track.

     

    1. Carp skeletons have featured in work in past.

    2. A lot of stretching is done here

    3. Lives in Germany⁠

    4. Recent fondness for the color grey⁠

     

    Click here to find out the answer!

  • 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

  • Journey Through the Gallery – Pierre Huyghe, Influants

    Journey Through the Gallery – Pierre Huyghe, Influants

    Exhibition view: Pierre Huyghe, Influants, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2011⁠⠀
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020⁠
    Photos © Andrea Rossetti

     

    We’d like to take you on a journey through the history of the gallery.

     

    Each week we will be sharing moments from Esther Schipper’s 30 year history that are personal favourites from the team. Founded in in Cologne in 1989, the gallery celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, and to mark this occasion we have relaunched our website with extensive archive material, celebrating over 230 exhibitions in 30 years.

     

    The first to be featured is, Pierre Huyghe’s 2011 Influants, chosen by Marek Obara, Associate Director. “It was an exhibition constructed of seemingly simple means, but at the same time related the inside to the outside within the context of an exhibition.⁠"

     

    See inside the exhibition here

  • Tomás Saraceno at Palazzo Strozzi

    Palazzo Strozzi, Florence February 22 – July 19, 2020 www.palazzostrozzi.org
    Tomás Saraceno at Palazzo Strozzi

    Tomás Saraceno. Aria, on view at Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, through Feb 22 – July 19 2020, curated by Arturo Galasino
    Image © Studio Tomás Saraceno

     

    Tomás Saraceno
    Aria
    Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
    February 22 – July 19, 2020

     

    Artist Talk
    February 22, 2020, 3:30 pm
    Cinema Odeon, Florence

     

    The starting point of the exhibition Tomás Saraceno. Aria is Thermodynamic Constellation, a monumental site-specific installation created by Tomás Saraceno for the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi as a metaphor of the new age of solidarity between human and the environment expressed by the Aerocene epoch.

  • Karin Sander at Base

    Base / Progetto per l'arte, Florence February 8 – March 21, 2020 www.baseitaly.org
    Karin Sander at Base

    Karin Sander, Brushstroke, Fluorescent Red, 2019, mobile acrylic paint
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Studio Karin Sander

     

    Base / Progetti per arte presents the solo exhibition from Karin Sander entitled 43°45'51.8"N 11°15'46.8"E, opening on Saturday February 8 2020 from 6.30 pm.

     

     

  • Liu Ye at Fondazione Prada

    Fondazione Prada, Milan January 30 – September 28, 2020 www.fondazioneprada.org
    Liu Ye at Fondazione Prada

    Liu Ye, Bauhaus No. 5, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 15 x 20 cm
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    A solo show by Chinese painter Liu Ye curated by Udo Kittelmann. Following the first iteration held in 2018 at Prada Rong Zhai in Shanghai, the exhibition travels to Milan for a new presentation, featuring a selection of 35 paintings realized from 1992 onwards.

     

    More information HERE.

  • Gabriel Kuri at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

    The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin January 31 – March 28, 2020 www.douglashydegallery.com
    Gabriel Kuri at The Douglas Hyde Gallery
    Exhibition view: Gabriel Kuri, spending static to save gas, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Ontario, 2018-2019
    Photo © Jimmy Limit
     
    For his first solo exhibition in Ireland, Gabriel Kuri presents a new site-specific installation that recasts the cavernous architecture of the Douglas Hyde Gallery, creating a static field to reduce the building's energy use during the run of the exhibition.
     
    The large-scale installation drastically transforms the space. It is made up of a makeshift dropped ceiling littered, in a seemingly accidental accumulation, with residues of human interactions and life; coins, cigarette butts, and moths. Each smoked cigarette or coin becomes a remnant, a punctuation mark in human interaction.
     
    More information can be found 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

  • Ann Veronica Janssens at DDP–Dongdaemun Design Plaza

    DDP–Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul January 28 – March 20, 2020 www.connect-bts.com
    Ann Veronica Janssens at DDP–Dongdaemun Design Plaza

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Rose, 2007, 7 light projectors, artificial haze, pink filters, ø 360-400 cm approx. Depth 250 cm
    Exhibition view: mars, IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2017
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Blaise Adilon

     

    CONNECT, BTS is a global initiative developed in collaboration with curators from five major cities—London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and New York. The ultimate goal of the project is to connect individuals across the world as they reevaluate their present circumstances, attitudes, and potentialities. CONNECT, BTS draws motifs from parts of BTS' philosophy that center around diversity, love and care for the periphery. By connecting with 22 contemporary artists, BTS is creating the opportunity for a fruitful and democratic cross-pollination between the worlds of rarefied visual art and pop music. This project adds support for contemporary art to their practice, setting ground for great new synergies.

    At Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a cultural hub conceived by Zaha Hadid in a historic district of Seoul, Ann Veronica Janssens will present two major installations. Green, Yellow and Pink is a mysterious disorienting sensory environment filled with a haze of colored artificial mist. It appears to abolish all spatial and temporal markers and the forces specific to a given context. At the same time, however, the installation seems to impart a sense of materiality and tactility to light itself. Beams of light form a seven-pointed star in Rose, which morphs between palpable geometry and amorphous atmospheric effects as visitors move about the space. Rose is part of Janssens’ Fog Star series, which explores the capacity of haze to give sculptural form to light.

     

    More information HERE.

  • Ann Veronica Janssens at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk January 23 – May 17, 2020 www.louisiana.dk
    Ann Veronica Janssens at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Blue, Red and Yellow, 2001 - open date, steel, wood, polycarbonate, blue, red, and yellow films, artificial fog, dimensions variable
    Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, Are You Experienced?, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, 2009
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

    Photo © Pascual Mercé

     

    Opening on January 23, 2020, Hot Pink Turquoise is Ann Veronica Janssens' first survey exhibition in Denmark.

     

    As an artist, Janssens works almost scientifically to push the boundaries of the known. Although her art is not easy to classify, its effect on us as viewers is not to be mistaken. For her, it's not about confirming what we already know. In fact, it aims to locate us precisely at the spot where we open ourselves up again.

     

    While the artist openly acknowledges her inspiration from the Californian Light and Space artists of the 1960s, for her it has always been about conveying an experience of art by simultaneously stimulating the eyes, body and consciousness, and not about observing art from a distance.

     

    More information HERE.

  • Out of Order | Works from the Haubrok Collection Part 2

    Neues Museum–Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg, Nuremberg January 17 – March 1, 2020 www.nmn.de
    Out of Order | Works from the Haubrok Collection Part 2

    Ari Benjamin Meyers, The Lightning and its Flash, 2011, digital print on natural paper, thread bound, music stand, 22 pages, 32 x 45 cm
    Photo © Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

     

    Opening Performance
    Ari Benjamin Meyers
    The Lightning and its Flash (Solo for Conductor)
    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6 pm

     

    Barbara and Axel Haubrok began collecting professionally at the end of the 1980s, and their collection now contains over 1000 works. Their focus is on international conceptual art at the turn of the millennium, covering the contemporary art of the last three decades. With their keen eye for thoughtful artists, they have made a name for themselves.

    Neues Museum has invited the Haubroks to develop a highly personal presentation for the main exhibition hall. The title Out of Order reflects the humor and non-conformity of these collectors who have a special appreciation for “untidy”, ambiguous and enigmatic work.

    In two parts following on from one another, the exhibition showcases the main focuses of the collection: sculpture, painting, drawings and photography. As Axel Haubrok explains, "Part 1 features only free-standing readymades and sculptures, Part 2 only hanging pictures, both underlining the conceptual approach of the collection and creating many new links between the works, especially since several artists are represented in both parts of the exhibition".

     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Playing Doctor: General Idea Multiples

    Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Ontario January 16 – April 12, 2020 www.agnes.queensu.ca
    Playing Doctor: General Idea Multiples

    General Idea, Playing Doctor, 1992, chromogenic print, 76,2 x 53,3 cm (unframed), 89 x 66,5 x 3,5 cm (framed)
    Photo © The Estate of General Idea

     

    Affordable and ubiquitous, General Idea multiples were an activist means of disseminating activism. The Canadian collective, comprising AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, was an international artistic force. From the 1970s through early 1990s, they sent into the world art editions in various media that played upon consumerism, collaboration, media culture, queer counterculture and AIDS. Playing Doctor samples three decades of multiples-making from the Agnes collection, revealing the interconnectedness of General Idea’s ironic, often humorous, and self-referential practice.

     

    More information on the exhibition HERE.

  • Anri Sala at Centro Botín

    Centro Botín, Santander December 14, 2019 – May 3, 2020
    Anri Sala at Centro Botín

    Anri Sala, Take Over, 2017, back-to-back HD video projections, colour, 8-channel sound, glass elements, duration 7:56 min, 258 x 873 x 873 cm.
    Exhibition view: Anri Sala, Take Over, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2017
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Opening on December 14, Centro Botín in Santander presents AS YOU GO (Châteaux en Espagne), by Anri Sala.

    The title of the exhibition, AS YOU GO, implies the idea of movement: that of a time-based work, informed by music and moving images; and that of the visitors, who Sala implicitly encourages to keep moving and hence partake in the making of their own individual experience of an exhibition that bears a certain resemblance to a performative stage.

     

    More information HERE.

  • Hito Steyerl at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

    n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin November 23, 2019 – January 26, 2020 www.nbk.org
    Hito Steyerl at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

    Hito Steyerl, This is the Future, 2019, video installation, environment, single-channel HD video, color, sound, duration: 16 min, dimensions variable
    Exhibition view: May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2019
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Online Presentation
    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE
    Stream of the lecture by Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Hito Steyerl, and Miloš Trakilović
    November 21, 2019, 7 pm
    Stream at www.nbk.org

    Panel Discussion
    Image and Representation in the Work of Hito Steyerl
    With Nora M. Alter (Professor of Film and Media Art, Temple University, Philadelphia) and Klaus Theweleit (Cultural theorist, Freiburg), moderated by Doreen Mende (Curator and theorist, Harun Farocki Institute, Berlin / University of Art and Design, Geneva)
    In German and English
    November 28, 2019, 7 pm

     

    Hito Steyerl, who artistically and socially reflects our world in times of hypercapitalism, digital lifestyles, globalization, and growing political crises, is one of the most influential artists of our time. In 2009, she presented her first solo exhibition in a German institution at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.).

    In 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the institution, n.b.k. is again dedicating a solo exhibition to her work, presenting the video installation This is the Future (2019) together with the large-scale site-specific installation MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE. In cooperation with the artists Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze and Miloš Trakilović, Steyerl has developed a new lecture, in which her preoccupation with the conditions of capitalist production, consumer culture, and the mechanisms of commodification is continued.

  • In the Spotlight of the Night – Life in the Gloom with Martin Boyce, Rodney Graham & Philippe Parreno

    Marta Herford Museum for Art, Architecture, Design, Herford October 26, 2019 – February 9, 2020 www.marta-herford.de
    In the Spotlight of the Night – Life in the Gloom with Martin Boyce, Rodney Graham & Philippe Parreno

    Martin Boyce, An Interior, With a Window; Afterwards a Lake, 2014, blackened steel, painted steel, powder coated steel, chain, rusted chain, light components. Mobile: 221.5 x 108 x 33 cm, daybed: 109 x 107 x 24.3
    Photo © Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

     

    The invention of the light bulb is an achievement of the 19th century which, particularly in the pulsating metropolises of the world, put an end to the natural alternation of day and night. Glaringly illuminated filling stations, shopping centers, shift work and night clubs are just some aspects of this development.

     

    The night without boundaries is the focus of this major exhibition, presenting works from early modernism to the present in pursuit of the question of how the natural order of bright and dark, of activity and sleep has been turned on its head, how perception and everyday routine change fundamentally and intermediate worlds are created. In pictures, sculptures and installations, visitors can experience how the twilight can inspire the imagination and how the masquerade of nocturnal actors is brightly exposed in the glare of artificial light.

     

    For more information click HERE.

  • Hito Steyerl at Art Gallery of Ontario

    Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto October 24, 2019 – February 23, 2020 www.ago.ca
    Hito Steyerl at Art Gallery of Ontario

    Hito Steyerl, Hell Yeah We Fuck Die, 2016, video installation, environment. Hell Yeah We Fuck Die: Three-channel HD video file: 4:35 min. Robots Today: Single channel HD video file: 8:02 min.
    Exhibition view: This is the Future, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2019
    © Art Gallery of Ontario & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Photo © Dean Tomlinson

     

    Artist Talk
    with Hito Steyerl
    Wednesday October 23, 2019, 6:30 pm
    Tickets

    Hito Steyerl is an artist, theorist and acute observer of our contemporary world. This survey exhibition, the largest of its kind in Canada, brings together a significant number of her works from the last 15 years.

    Steyerl's playful explorations of technology and power structures result in darkly ironic cultural critiques that feel particularly relevant today. She blends the personal with the political, the satirical with the serious, while addressing a range of topics from economic collapse to globalization. Steyerl draws us into her world, asking us to reflect on our own roles in shaping the not-so-distant future.

  • Ryan Gander at Kunsthalle Bern

    Kunsthalle Bern, Bern October 19 – December 8, 2019 www.kunsthalle-bern.ch
    Ryan Gander at Kunsthalle Bern

    Ryan Gander, Embrace Your Mistakes... Your Mistakes Are the Markers of Your Time, 2019, calligraphy ink on 130 gsm cartridge paper, 59,4 x 42 cm
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019. Photo © Studio Ryan Gander

     


    The title Ryan Gander has chosen for his exhibition asserts an inconceivable temporal dimension. A collaboration over 500 million years? Between man and earth? Is it a look into the past or to the future? “Stone upon Stone upon Fallen Stone”, Lawrence Weiner wrote on the building of the Kunsthalle in 1983. In view of such dimensions, the rich hundred-year history of the Kunsthalle Bern is infinitesimally nothing.

     

    Read more about the exhibition HERE.

  • Angela Bulloch at Museum Art. Plus

    Museum Art. Plus, Donaueschingen October 17, 2019 – November 17, 2019 www.museum-art-plus.com
    Angela Bulloch at Museum Art. Plus

    Angela Bulloch, Elliptical Song Drawing Machine, 2014, drawing machine with Red Lipstick pen and MP3 player, 213 x 259 x 13 cm
    Photo © Eberle & Eisfeld

     

    Complementing the Donaueschingen Music Festival, Museum Art.Plus is showing works by Angela Bulloch in the 2-Raum. Bulloch will present a number of sound-activated drawing machines that respond to the sound of music. 

     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Anri Sala at MUDAM

    MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020 www.mudam.com
    Anri Sala at MUDAM

    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., looped, ø 850 cm. Exhibition view: The Last Resort, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2018. The Last Resort originally premiered at Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019. Photo © Ivan Erofeev

     

    Over the past two decades Anri Sala has created an exceptional body of films and installations in which sound, music and the projected image come together to express themes of lived and historic time. This exhibition presents major installations, film works and drawings by Sala from the past five years. The title Le Temps coudé, borrows from the French phrase ‘faire un coude’ and refers to warps or bends in our experience of what we see, hear and know.

    More information HERE

  • 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.

  • More–Than–Humans with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Tomás Saraceno

    El Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid September 25 – December 1, 2019 www.museothyssen.org
    More–Than–Humans with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Tomás Saraceno

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, OPERA (QM.15), 2016, HD video, projector, screens, media player, amplifier, speakers, lights, curtains, duration 8:30 min
    Exhibition view: QM.15, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2016
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

  • Ari Benjamin Meyers at MCASB

    MCASB–Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara September 21 – November 3, 2019 www.mcasantabarbara.org
    Ari Benjamin Meyers at MCASB

    Ari Benjamin Meyers, Anthem, 2017
    Exhibition view: Tacet, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, 2019
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce the United States solo institutional debut of Ari Benjamin Meyers. Kunsthalle for Music, co-founded with the Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam and Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, is an itinerant institution dedicated to the presentation of music and music performance within the histories and environments of the visual arts.

    For Kunsthalle for Music, an especially selected ensemble performs an on-site exhibition of musical works, which are drawn from a repertoire or “collection” that includes existing and newly commissioned solos, duets, and group pieces composed by Meyers as well as other artists. Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music at MCASB will transform the museum into a contemporary space for live performance of musical work, eluding the barriers between rehearsal and performance, performers and audience.

  • AA Bronson at the Toronto Biennial of Art

    59 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto September 21 – December 1, 2019 www.torontobiennial.org
    AA Bronson at the Toronto Biennial of Art

    Archdeacon John W. Tims, ca. 1896-1899
    Courtesy the Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta

     

    A Public Apology to Siksika Nation, AA Bronson's project for the first Toronto Biennial of Art, originates in family stories about his great-grandfather, the first missionary to the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, stories that do not agree with recorded (white) history. Many years of research have resulted in a book, a performance and an installation that together explore the generational trauma that has resulted from the colonization of the Canadian Prairies. Adrian Stimson is the great-grandson of Old Sun, the famous chief of the same period; he responds to AA Bronson's Apology with an installation and sculptures, generated in close dialogue with residential school survivors and leaders, to reveal the layers of colonization and Indigenous resistance in his community.

     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Simon Fujiwara at the 16th Istanbul Biennial

    Various venues, Istanbul September 14 – November 10, 2019 www.bienal.iksv.org
    Simon Fujiwara at the 16th Istanbul Biennial

    Simon Fujiwara, It's a Small World, 2019 (detail)
    Photo © Sahir Uğur Eren

     

    It’s a Small World, Simon Fujiwara's project for the 16th Istanbul Biennial, began after he discovered a large quantity of semi-ruined figures of pop icons in the trash of an attractions’ manufacturer near Istanbul. He salvaged these figures and combined them with thirteen architectural miniatures. A prison revolving around Batman’s the Joker’s face, a museum built among the ruins of Disney characters or a hospital buried in the legs of Iron Man. In these sculptural works, the functions of everyday civic architecture are blended with symbols from the mass-entertainment world. Fujiwara’s miniature city draws attention to the ways in which fantasy and escapism have bled into the core structures of our everyday lives, often masking the brutal pragmatism of globalized capitalism.

     

    More information on the 16th Istanbul Biennial can be found HERE.

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Pirelli HangarBicocca

    Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan September 12, 2019 – January 19, 2020 www.pirellihangarbicocca.org
    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Pirelli HangarBicocca

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mano con hojas, 2013, Yves Gentet Holographic plates, 25 ×18 cm
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Opening at Pirelli HangarBicocca on September 11, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's first exhibition in Italy will present more than twenty works made from 1998 to the present time, ranging from films, virtual reality devices, 3D holograms, sculptures, and installations. The artist will place the physical and sensory dimension of the viewer at the heart of the exhibition project, offering new visions of his entire corpus of works as they dialogue with one another.

    The exhibition will be characterized by a shift between material and immaterial experiences, expanded further through a site-specific intervention that will redefine the industrial quality of Pirelli HangarBicocca, while both concealing and revealing the exhibited works.

     

    More information about the exhibition can be found 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

  • Gabriel Kuri at WIELS

    WIELS – Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels September 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020 www.wiels.org
    Gabriel Kuri at WIELS

    Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (scratch lotto oysters), 2019, stainless steel and Plexiglas lightbox, oyster shells, scratchcards

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Gabriel Kuri creates sculptures that embody questions of value, arresting usually intangible flows of information in witty and engaging forms. His exhibition at WIELS — his first institutional solo show in Brussels, where he has lived for the past 16 years — highlights the hybrid nature of his playful work. sorted, resorted will comprise over 60 works, including new pieces produced for the occasion, revealing both the diversity of Kuri’s formal approach and the consistency of his underlying themes: notions of commercial and cultural value as well as material and its poetic (mis)use.

  • Simon Fujiwara at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

    ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj August 31 – February 2, 2020 www.uk.arken.dk
    Simon Fujiwara at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

    Simon Fujiwara, Joanne, 2016/2018 (detail), three free-standing aluminium-clad structures: one with in-built LED monitors screening video (duration 12:06 min) and digital print, two lightboxes with digital prints on foil. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by FVU, The Photographers’ Gallery and Ishikawa Foundation. Supported by Arts Council England. Exhibition view: Joanne, Galerie Wedding - Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, 2018
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    From August 31 Simon Fujiwara's Joanne is on view for the first time in Denmark at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.

     

    Presented as film and image environment, Joanne depicts the many faces of Joanne Salley, Simon Fujiwara’s former secondary school teacher. Winner of the 1998 Miss Northern Ireland beauty pageant, artist, teacher and champion boxer, Joanne Salley had a formative influence on Fujiwara as a scholarship student at the prestigious Harrow School for boys in Britain. Several years later, she became the victim of a tabloid newspaper scandal after students discovered and circulated topless photographs of her that had been taken privately. The ongoing media campaign that followed destroyed her career and public image. 

     

    In 2016, Fujiwara and Salley embarked on the production of a short film that aimed, through the use of advertising and marketing techniques, to restore her image.

     

    More information HERE.

  • Simon Fujiwara at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin August 16, 2019 – February 16, 2020 www.preisdernationalgalerie.de
    Simon Fujiwara at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

    Simon Fujiwara, Likeness, 2018, wax sculpture, vintage desk, chair, lamp and objects, handrail, two-channel video (4K, color,sound), dimensions variable, video duration: 19:34 min
    Exhibition view: Simon Fujiwara: Revolution, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris 2018
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Simon Fujiwara has been nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019 by an international jury. The museum prize is awarded every two years and pays tribute to artists under 40 who live and work in Germany. The four artists will be presented in a joint exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin from August 16, 2019 to February 16, 2020. All four artists show spatial ensembles in which they combine existing and new works. The tonality and handwriting of the four spatial work presentations is very different; what they have in common is an explicit reference to aspects of our contemporary European society.

     

    More information on the prize can be found HERE

     

  • Ugo Rondinone at Guildhall

    Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York August 10 – October 14, 2019 www.guildhall.org
    Ugo Rondinone at Guildhall

    Ugo Rondinone, the sun, 2017, gilded bronze, ø 500 cm
    Photo © Domaine des Etangs & Studio Rondinone

     

    Opening on August 10, Guild Hall presents sunny days, a solo exhibition by Ugo Rondinone featuring sun-themed sculpture and paintings, as well as a collaboration with area school children. The exhibition, which explores the sun as a motif and metaphor, is divided into three parts: paintings, sculptures, and a community art project.

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Stinking Dawn with Liam Gillick

    Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna July 5 – October 6, 2019 www.kunsthallewien.at
    Stinking Dawn with Liam Gillick

    Photo © Liam Gillick

     

    Stinking Dawn is a movie by Gelitin and Liam Gillick that will be filmed at the Kunsthalle Wien. Monumental modular architecture sets the location. Directed by Gillick and based on his script, Gelitin will play the leading roles in this experimental film that explores the limits of human tolerance in the face of oppression, political crises and excessive self-deception.

     

    More information can be found HERE.

  • Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Anri Sala at MO.CO

    MO.CO. – Montpellier Contemporain, Hôtel de Collections, Montpellier June 29 – September 29, 2019 www.moco.art
    Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Anri Sala at MO.CO

    Pierre Huyghe, Zoodrum 4, 2011, live marine ecosystem, resin shell after Constantin Brancusi’s Sleeping Muse (1910) Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama, Japan. © Pierre Huyghe
    Photo © Guillaume Ziccarelli

     

    Coinciding with the inauguration of the Hôtel des Collections on June 29, the MO.CO. unveils the first public presentation of masterpieces from the Ishikawa Collection. This outstanding and relatively recent private collection begun in 2011 by Yasuharu Ishikawa, a Japanese entrepreneur born in 1970 at Okayama, is characterized by exceptional coherence and a Japanese feel that derives primarily from its emphasis on minimal, understated, subtle forms.

     

    The exhibition Intimate Distance, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) features nearly 30 works by artists such as Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe, and Anri Sala.

     

    Read more

     

  • 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

  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Anri Sala at Centre Pompidou-Metz

    Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz June 22, 2019 – January 27, 2019 www.centrepompidou-metz.fr
    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Anri Sala at Centre Pompidou-Metz

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Helen & Gordon, Safety Curtain, Vienna State Opera, 2015/2016
    © museum in progress (www.mip.at) © Adagp, Paris 2019
    Photo © Andreas Scheiblecker

     

    Opera as the World is a journey through the history of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries, and specifically its relations with the visual arts. Anything but a conventional reading of its subject and much more than a presentation of set designs by artists, it seeks to relate – either echoing or in opposition to the legacy of Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk – how the visual arts and opera have nurtured and, on occasion, radically influenced each other. From the experimental staging of the first avant-garde production to the works of contemporary artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Anri Sala, the exhibition maps interdisciplinarity from a different perspective.

  • Ceal Floyer at UMMA

    University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan June 15 – September 22, 2019 www.umma.umich.edu
    Ceal Floyer at UMMA

    Ceal Floyer, Things, 2009, 25 Audio-CDs, 25 CD-Players, amplifiers, cables, 50 speakers, wood, dimensions variable
    Exhibition view: Show, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2009
    Photo © Uwe Walter

     

    Upon entering the large-scale installation, visitors encounter a collection of identical plinths that would ordinarily be used to display art objects in a museum. In place of visible objects, each plinth is equipped with a speaker from which visitors can hear the word “thing” sung—edited out of and isolated from a range of pop songs. The result is a playful and thoughtful exploration of language, meaning, and the conventions of museum presentation and spectatorship.

     

    More information

     

     

  • Liam Gillick at Madre

    Madre · museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples June 22 – October 14, 2019 www.madrenapoli.it
    Liam Gillick at Madre

    Liam Gillick, Hamilton, 2014, HD video, duration 27:43 min, screen 69 x 122,5 cm, mirrored room 300 x 238,5 x 480 cm
    Exhibition view: Revenons à nos moutons, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2014
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Standing on Top of a Building: Films 2008-2019 is the first retrospective dedicated exclusively to Liam Gillick’s film production. The exhibition, curated by Alberto Salvadori and Andrea Viliani, presents for the first time a selection of the most important videos and films made by the artist, in a setting specifically designed to integrate the vision of his works in the architecture of the museum. Each room will be marked by different but mutually connected works (posters, wall paintings and the soundtracks of the films that randomly switch among the galleries), outlining a real cognitive journey. A fully illustrated book documenting the films and the installation will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

     

    More information on the exhibition HERE

     

     

  • Matti Braun & Ugo Rondinone at The Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2019

    Fellbach Triennial, Fellbach June 1 – September 29, 2019
    Matti Braun & Ugo Rondinone at The Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2019

    Ugo Rondinone, moonrise. east. april, 2005, cast aluminium, brown enamel, wood plinth, 187 x 105 x 110 cm (sculpture), 58 x 121,5 x 119,5 cm (plinth)
    Photo © Studio Rondinone

     

    The 14th Small Sculpture Triennial will take place in Fellbach from June 1 through September 29, 2019. Titled 40,000 – A Museum of Curiosity this year's Triennial draws inspiration from the spectacular findings of the prehistoric figurines in the caves of the nearby Swabian Jura, which, dating back some 40,000 years, include the lion-man and the Venus of Hohle Fels. Curated by Dr Brigitte Franzen, the triennial includes works by more than 50 artists, including Matti Braun and Ugo Rondinone.

     

    More information

  • Martin Boyce at Mount Stuart

    Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute May 26 – November 18, 2019 www.mountstuart.com
    Martin Boyce at Mount Stuart

    Martin Boyce, An Inn For Phantoms Of The Outside And In, 2019

     

    Inspired by the memory of a tennis court long since dismantled, Martin Boyce's ongoing interest in abandoned and disused spaces is awakened in An Inn For Phantoms of the Outside and In Mount Stuart.

  • Philippe Parreno at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia

    Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice May 11 – November 24, 2019 www.labiennale.org
    Philippe Parreno at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia

    Philippe Parreno, Bioreactor. Bioreactor and probes: peristaltic pump, scales, air compressor, air filter, silicon tubing and fitting, electric devices, servo controller, Plexiglas box Bioreactor: 50 × 50 × 62 cm, overall dimensions: 215 × 250 × 150 cm
    Exhibition view: Philippe Parreno, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2018
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

     

    As part of the Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Elsewhen has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Hors-lesmurs” programme. This programme, inaugurated in 2014, showcases previously unseen holdings of the Collection in the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Beijing and Venice, thus realizing the Fondation’s commitment to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.

     

    In Elsewhen, Philippe Parreno creates an experience where memory of the past comes together in a disruptive temporality. The familiar markers of perception are annihilated in favour of a stimulating process of inventing new ways of understanding, defying rational categories and the established order.

  • May You Live in Interesting Times with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tomás Saraceno and Hito Steyerl

    58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice May 11 – November 24, 2019 www.labiennale.org
    May You Live in Interesting Times with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tomás Saraceno and Hito Steyerl

    Hito Steyerl, Leonardo’s Submarine, 2019, 3 channel HD video, color, sound, environment: 3 curved screens made of LED panels, dimensions variable, duration: 9:30 min
    Exhibition view: May You Live In Interesting Times, 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2019
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

     

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tomás Saraceno and The Work of Hito Steyerl, are participating in the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live in Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff.

  • Karin Sander and Harald Welzer: Telling Art and Futures – Die Dialektik des Utopischen

    Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin April 28 – June 2, 2019 www.adk.de
    Karin Sander and Harald Welzer: Telling Art and Futures – Die Dialektik des Utopischen

    Zukunftsbilder workshop, in preparation of the exhibition Karin Sander: Telling Art and Futures – Die Dialektik des Utopischen
    Photo © Dana Giesecke

     

    The utopian is at the centre of the exhibition project by concept artist Karin Sander. There is a lot of unfulfilled future in the past, and visions of the future grow on the layers of the past. Together with sociologist Harald Welzer, the results of two surveys pointing both to the past and to the future will be presented and staged. In the process, scientific and artistic classifications cross over, taking on new and unexpected roles.

     

    Read more

  • Hito Steyerl at Serpentine Galleries

    Serpentine Galleries, London April 11 – May 6, 2019 www.serpentinegalleries.org
    Hito Steyerl at Serpentine Galleries

    Exhibition view: Power Plants, Serpentine Galleries, London, 2019. Serpentine Galleries AR application design by Ayham Ghraowi, developed by Ivaylo Getov, Luxloop⁣⠀
    Photo © 2019 readsreads.info⁣

     

    Hito Steyerl’s new project for the Serpentine Galleries considers power and inequality in society, mapping unequal wealth distribution in the communities surrounding the Serpentine which has been recorded as one of the most socially uneven areas in Europe. Power Plants will see an augmented reality app designed to expand our social vision of some local communities to reveal what Steyerl calls Actual Reality, a series of guided neighbourhood ‘power walks’, and a new video installation created using artificial intelligence trained to predict the future. 

    Beginning with the premise that "power’" is the necessary condition for any digital technology’, Steyerl considers the multiple meanings of the word, including electrical currents, the ecological powers of plants or natural elements, and the complex networks of authority that shape our environments.

  • Animal – Human – Robot with the Work of Hito Steyerl

    MO Museum, Vilnius April 6 – August 25, 2019 www.mo.lt
    Animal – Human – Robot with the Work of Hito Steyerl

    Hito Steyerl, Liquidity Inc., 2014, HD video file, single channel in architectural environment, duration: 30 minutes, 15 seconds 

    Exhibition view: Animal – Human – Robot, MO Museum, Vilnius, 2019

    Photo © Kęstutis Stoškus

     

    Animal – Human – Robot will explore explores the ever-changing relationship between humans and other beings: from animal species to organic and mechanical entities created by humans, such as genetically modified organisms or artificial intelligence. 

     

    Read more about the exhibition here.

  • An Opera for Animals with Tao Hui

    Para Site, Hong Kong March 23 – June 9, 2019 www.para-site.art
    An Opera for Animals with Tao Hui

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

    Exhibition view: An Opera For Animals, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2019

    Photo © Eddie Lam, Image Art Studio

     

    An Opera for Animals, curated by Cosmin Costinas and Claire Shea, explores the way in which the future is now projected less as the rational thinking commonly remembered from the post-war era – advanced machinery, design, and social forms – but once more as a place of amorphous fear, of animals that might take over in artificial landscapes. The future it seems, will again be an opera for animals.

     

    Read more

  • Legislating Architecture: Architecting After Politics. A project by Brandlhuber+ and Christopher Roth

    Aut. Architecture and Tyrol, Innsbruck March 14 – June 8, 2019 www.aut.cc
    Legislating Architecture: Architecting After Politics. A project by Brandlhuber+ and Christopher Roth

    Christopher Roth & Brandlhuber+, Architecting after Politics, 2018

    Duration: 86 min
    Film still © Christopher Roth & Brandlhuber+

     

    Read more about the exhibition here.

  • Ari Benjamin Meyers at OGR

    OGR, Turin March 1 – April 14, 2019 www.ogrtorino.it
    Ari Benjamin Meyers at OGR

    Image: Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club (Logo), 2019
    Graphic design: Mirjam Schlottner

     

    Ari Benjamin Meyers’ first institutional solo exhibition in Italy, In Concert, curated by Valentina Lacinio and Judith Waldmann, fills the space of OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni from March 1 to April 14, 2019 with something that goes beyond music: a variety of social interactions and experiences.

     

    Read more

  • Anri Sala at Castello di Rivoli

    Castello di Rivoli, Turin February 26 – June 23, 2019 www.castellodirivoli.org
    Anri Sala at Castello di Rivoli

    Anri Sala, Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017, HD video projection, color, stereo sound, duration 7:56 min
    Film still © Anri Sala

     

     

     

  • Hito Steyerl Receives the Käthe Kollwitz Prize, 2019

    Akademie der Künste, Berlin February 21 – April 14, 2019 www.adk.de
    Hito Steyerl Receives the Käthe Kollwitz Prize, 2019

    Photo © Trevor Paglen

     

    We are delighted to announce the exhibition opening and award ceremony of Hito Steyerl for the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2019 at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

     

    Read more about the exhibition here.

  • Christoph Keller at Gropius Bau

    Gropius Bau, Berlin February 21, 2019, 7.30pm https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/
    Christoph Keller at Gropius Bau

    Christoph Keller, Ceppo sradicato (uprooted tree), 2018, dimensions variable
    Photo © Christoph Keller

     

    For one night only on February 21, 2019, at 7.30pm, Christoph Keller will present Ceppo sradicato in the group exhibition Villa Massimo zu Gast im Gropius Bau at Gropius Bau, Berlin.

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Institut d'Art Contemporain

    Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes February 20 – April 28, 2019 www.i-art-c.org
    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Institut d'Art Contemporain

    Exhibition view: Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2019
    Photo © Teresa Estrada

     

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané intends to totally and profoundly transform the space of the IAC. And so, the path of the exhibition, Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière, generates new vanishing lines. Defined by a sensitive geometry, driven only by rays of natural light that penetrate the gloom, it encourages exploration and groping and fumbling. 

    This path through the exhibition also translates the artist’s fascination for the notion of dissolution of the self in its surroundings. By placing all of these relationships in space, the artist provides us with a sharp and critical tool: “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”.

     

    Read more

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Nottingham Contemporary

    Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham February 16 – May 6, 2019 https://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at Nottingham Contemporary

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Spiral Forest (Kingdom Of All The Animals And All The Beasts Is My Name), 2014-2015, 16 mm film, duration 11:41 min, silent, 125 x 170 cm approx. (projector screen), 480 cm approx. (distance to projector), 138 x 30 x 47 cm (plinth)
    Film still © Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

     

    Through a new immersive installation, architectural interventions, a 16mm film and a virtual reality work, the Rio-based Catalan artist looks at how diverse mediums and technologies can represent aspects of the Mata Atlântica.

     

    Mata Atlântica, a rainforest stretching along the Atlantic coast of Brazil, is one of the most important biodiverse areas on Earth, yet is highly endangered, with only 7% of its original surface left. Steegmann Mangrané looks at how this complex environment has been subjected to conflicting pressures: economic, ecological, geographic, scientific, historical and territorial.

     

    More information on the exhibition here.

  • Is This Tomorrow? with Simon Fujiwara

    Whitechapel Gallery, London February 14 – May 12, 2019 www.whitechapelgallery.org
    Is This Tomorrow? with Simon Fujiwara

    Simon Fujiwara, Salvator Mundi Experience, 2019 (detail), mixed media installation. Simon Fujiwara in collaboration with David Kohn architects Photo © Simon Fujiwara

     

    Opening on February 14, Is This Tomorrow? takes as its model Whitechapel Gallery’s landmark exhibition This Is Tomorrow (1956), which featured 37 British architects, painters and sculptors working collaboratively in small groups.

     

    Whitechapel Gallery has invited ten groups of artists, architects and other cultural practitioners, including Simon Fujiwara, to explore the potential of collaboration and offer their visions of the future. 

     

    Read more about the exhibition here.

  • Tino Sehgal at Stedelijk Museum

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam February 4 – March 3, 2019 www.stedelijk.nl
     Tino Sehgal at Stedelijk Museum

    Opening on February 4, the Stedelijk Museum presents Tino Sehgal’s 2012 work This Variation. Originally conceived for Documenta 13 and recently acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, This Variation will be on view through March 3, 2019.

  • Karin Sander at Haus am Waldsee

    Haus am Waldsee, Berlin January 26 – March 3, 2019 www.hausamwaldsee.de
    Karin Sander at Haus am Waldsee

    Karin Sander, Patina Painting, 2019, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
    Photo © Studio Karin Sander

     

    On the occasion of Haus am Waldsee’s re-opening, the institution presents a comprehensive and site-specific solo exhibition by Karin Sander. Sander often works with the spatial and historical conditions of her exhibition venues. Not only does her upcoming exhibition at Haus am Waldsee document the evolution of her work since the early 1990s, but it also addresses its location, the building itself, which has been freshly renovated 73 years after its inauguration.

     

    Artist Talk with Karin Sander and Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich
    Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
    February 25, 2019, 7:30pm

     

    Read more about the exhibition here.

  • Apologia della storia - The Historian's Craft with Ryan Gander

    ICA Milano January 24 – March 15, 2019 www.icamilano.it
    Apologia della storia - The Historian's Craft with Ryan Gander

    Image: Ryan Gander, 2000 year collaboration (The Prophet), 2018. Exhibition view: Apologia della storia - The Historian's Craft, with Ryan Gander, ICA Milano, Milan, 2019
    Photo © Ryan Gander

     

    Works by Ryan Gander will be on view until March 15, 2019, in the group exhibition "Apologia della storia - The Historian's Craft" at the ICA Milano.

     

    Read more

  • Ann Veronica Janssens at Musée de l’Orangerie

    Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris January 23 – April 29, 2019 www.musee-orangerie.fr
    Ann Veronica Janssens at Musée de l’Orangerie

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Hot Pink Turquoise, 2006, two halogen spotlights with dichroic filter, variable dimensions
    Exhibition view: mars, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2017. Courtesy the artist, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne and kamel mennour, Paris/London. Photo © Blaise Adilon

     

     

    Through various media (installations, projections, immersive environments, urban interventions, sculptures), Ann Veronica Janssens invites the viewer to cross into a new sensory space on the borderline of dizziness and dazzlement in the solo exhibition Contemporary Counterpoint

    In a register inspired by cognitive processes (perception, sensation, memory, representation), her works tend towards minimalism, emphasising the fleeting, ephemeral and fragile nature of the environments she invites us to enter.

    In her desire to create a dialogue with Monet’s work, the artist will create a specific luminous immersive environment for the exhibition Contemporary Counterpoint at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris. 

  • Ryan Gander & Hito Steyerl: Time Kills – Time Based Art from the Julia Stoschek Collection

    São Paulo, Brazil March 23 – June 16, 2019 www.sescsp.org.br
  • Ari Benjamin Meyers at Kasseler Kunstverein

    Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel Opening January 17, 2019 www.kasselerkunstverein.de
    Ari Benjamin Meyers at Kasseler Kunstverein

    Ari Benjamin Meyers, Duet, 2014, 2 scores on paper, 2 music stands, pdf file, instructions

    Photo © Paula Winkler

     

    Tacet, from Latin tacere, is a playing instruction in music. If it appears in a score, the instrumentalist or singer is required to pause during the marked interval – to remain silent. 

    Absence, silence and the idiosyncratic power of imagination and memory are performed in the first institutional solo survey exhibition of the American artist and composer – Ari Benjamin Meyers – in Germany. In Meyers’ enactment, the visitor enters a staged situation rather than an exhibition space. She or he inevitably becomes part of the scenario invoked in Tacet. Meyers – who in his work explores, transgresses and shifts the boundaries between the disciplines of music and art – combines in the Kasseler Kunstverein aspects of immersive theater with questions of contemporary art and music. 

    The installation refers to a selection of performances by the artist, all of which are missing the corresponding characteristics of music, sound and movement. Two voices eventually break through the silence in Tacet: the voice of the peculiar archivist performed by art historian Jörn Schafaff, and that of the visitor her or himself. 

  • Ugo Rondinone at MICAS

    MICAS, Malta October 13 – March 31, 2019 www.micas.art
    Ugo Rondinone at MICAS

    Image: Ugo Rondinone, the radiant, 2018⁣
    Photo © Studio Rondinone⁣

  • 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.

     

  • 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

  • V-A-C Live: Tino Sehgal

    Moscow August 1 – September 14, 2017 www.v-a-c.ru
    V-A-C Live: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    Photo: Robin Roger, 2017

     

     

    V-A-C Foundation presents V-A-C Live: Tino Sehgal, an exhibition of seven works by Tino Sehgal. From 1 August to 14 September 2017, the New Tretyakov Gallery and Schusev State Museum of Architecture will host works by the internationally renowned artist, who de es art as material production and constructs immersive situations that reinvent the traditional museum environment. This will be the first large-scale appearance of Sehgal’s work in Russia and parallel to the exhibition, an educational programme exploring the exhibition themes will run at the New Tretyakov Gallery and the Solyanka State Gallery.

  • FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Cleveland July 14 – September 30, 2018 www.frontart.org
    FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy FRONT International.

     

    We congratulate Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tino Sehgal for their inclusion in the upcoming FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

     

    FRONT's first edition, titled An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, will run from July 14, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Conceived by FRONT’s Artistic Directors Michelle Grabner and Jens Hoffmann, this multipart presentation of interconnected “cultural exercises” will investigate the significance and meaning of staging a large-scale international triennial in the contemporary context. Bringing together more than 55 local, national and international artists across mediums and disciplines, FRONT will partner with sites throughout the city of Cleveland and beyond to explore artistic collaborations, intellectual exchanges and curatorial dialogues connecting the city and the Great Lakes region to broader global, political and economic networks. FRONT’s ambitious program will weave critical approaches to museum exhibitions, public and educational programs, residencies, publications and research strategies in a complex presentation.

     

    Read more

  • Prabhavathi Meppayil participating in 21st Biennale of Sydney

    Sydney March 15 – June 11, 2018 www.biennaleofsydney.com.au
    Prabhavathi Meppayil participating in 21st Biennale of Sydney

    We congratulate Prabhavathi Meppayil for her participation in the 21st Biennale of Sydney!

     

    Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney Mami Kataoka has announced the title of the 2018 Biennale of Sydney is SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement and shared the names of additional artists from Asia selected to present their works in the multi-venue event.

     

  • 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.

  • Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys

    Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich Through September 3, 2017 www.hauskonstruktiv.ch
    Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys

    Tomás Saraceno, Arachno Concert, with Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016

    Photo: © Studio Tomás Saraceno

  • Tino Sehgal

    Fondation Beyeler Through October 31, 2017 www.fondationbeyeler.ch
    Tino Sehgal

    Fondation Beyeler, Basel

    Photo: © Mark Niedermann

  • Pierre Huyghe: Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

    Eis Palast Münster, Münster June 10 – October 1, 2017 www.skulptur-projekte.de
    Pierre Huyghe: Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

    Pierre Huyghe, artist's plan, Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

    Image: © Pierre Huyghe

  • General Idea: Photographs (1962-1982)

    MAMCO, Geneva Through January 28, 2018 www.mamco.ch
    General Idea: Photographs (1962-1982)

    General Idea, Portrait of AA Bronson, 1973, vintage silver gelatin print, 12,5 x 17,5 cm (unframed), 15,5 x 20,5 x 4 cm (framed)

    Photo: © The Estate of General Idea

  • Duet With Artists: with Angela Bulloch, Rodney Graham, Pierre Huyghe, and Tino Sehgal

    Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen Through August 27, 2017 www.museum-morsbroich.de
  • David Claerbout: Olympia

    Schaulager, Basel Through October 22, 2017 www.schaulager.org
    David Claerbout: Olympia

    David Claerbout, Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years), 2016

    Single-channel video installation (color, silent, HD animation), duration 1000 years

    Film still

  • Karin Sander: Identities on Display

    Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach Through June 18, 2017 www.villa-zanders.de
    Karin Sander: Identities on Display

    Karin Sander, Exhibiton Space 1.7, 1:2, 2017

    Carpet, wool, 2 x 525 x 341 cm
    Photo: © Martin Lauffer
  • 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

     

  • Ugo Rondinone: let's start this day again

    CAC–Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati May 6 – August 20, 2017 www.contemporaryartscenter.org
    Ugo Rondinone: let's start this day again

    Ugo Rondinone, let's start this day again

    Image: © Ugo Rondinone

     

     

    Starting May 6, 2017, CAC–Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati will present let's start this day again, a solo exhibition by Ugo Rondinone. This hypnotic installation will be carefully layered in groups that include a neon rainbow, colored gels on the windows, floating mandalas, blurred target paintings, painted windows, gradient color walls and a surreal cast of life-size, clown sculptures. Presented as a constellation, Rondinone marries elements he has used in the past to “bring all those groups together in a colorful symphony.”

  • Ryan Gander: These wings aren't for flying

    The National Museum of Art, Osaka April 29–July 2, 2017 www.nmaogo.jp
    Ryan Gander: These wings aren't for flying

    Ryan Gander, Echo from Culturefield, 2016, 13 x 75 cm, wall plugs and dust

    Photo: © Andrea Rossetti

     

     

    Ryan Gander's solo exhibition These wings aren't for flying (April 29 – July 2, 2017) will present approximately 60 new works at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. At the same time, Gander will curate an exhibit made up of works from the museum collection. Using the human tendency to think in comparisons as a premise, Gander will present the works in numerous pairs. Though the pairings will be based on a physical resemblance, they will be derived from different genres and eras.

  • Christopher Roth: The Property Drama (Trailer)

    Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 September 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018 www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
    Christopher Roth: The Property Drama (Trailer)

    Legislating Architecture Chicago Architecture Biennal, Chicago, 2017

  • Zwischen Räumen, with Isa Melsheimer and Tomás Saraceno

    ZKR Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin April 28 – October 8, 2017 www.zkr-berlin.de
    Zwischen Räumen, with Isa Melsheimer and Tomás Saraceno

    Isa Melsheimer

    Kallmorgen (Kaispeicher), 2015
    Reinforced concrete

    Photo © Andreas Weiss

  • The Transported Man, with Ceal Floyer, Ryan Gander and Ugo Rondinone

    Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI April 29 – October 22, 2017 www.broadmuseum.msu.edu
    The Transported Man, with Ceal Floyer, Ryan Gander and Ugo Rondinone

    Ugo Rondinone

    clockwork for oracles II, 2008

    Photo © Studio Ugo Rondinone

  • Socle du Monde Biennale 2017, with Tomás Saraceno

    Heart-Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning April 21 – August 27, 2017 www.socledumonde.org
    Socle du Monde Biennale 2017, with Tomás Saraceno

    Tomás Saraceno

    Aerocene Gemini, Free Flight, 2016

    Photo © Tomás Saraceno

  • 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

  • Ryan Gander: These wings aren't for flying

    The National Museum of Art, Osaka April 29 – July 2, 2017 www.nmao.go.jp
    Ryan Gander: These wings aren't for flying

    Ryan Gander

    Portrait of a colour blind artist obscured by flowers, 2016 (film still)

    HD video (color, stereo sound), duration 13:09 min
  • Roman Ondak

    Villa Tugendhat, Brno May 1 – 7, 2017 www. tugendhat.eu
    Roman Ondak

    Roman Ondak

    Tugendhat 1, Villa Tugendhat, Brno

    Photo © Roman Ondak

  • Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain, with Jean-Pascal Flavien

    Beirut Art Center, Beirut April 12 – June 4, 2017 www.mophradat.org
    Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain, with Jean-Pascal Flavien
    Jean-Pascal Flavien, statement house (temporary title), 2015 standard wooden material, 366 x 549 x 549 cm
    Photo © Studio Flavien
  • Fully Awake, with Andrew Grassie

    blip blip blip, Leeds April 6 – 21, 2017 www.blipblipblip.co.uk
    Fully Awake, with Andrew Grassie

    Exhibition view of Andrew Grassie's works at Blipblipblip Gallery, Leeds, 2017

  • David Claerbout: Olympia

    MUHKA, Antwerp From April 28, 2017 www.muhka.be
    David Claerbout: Olympia
    David Claerbout
    Olympia (The Real Time Disintegration Into Ruins Of The Berlin Olympic Stadium Over The Course Of A Thousand Years), 2016 (film still)
    Single-channel video installation (color, silent, HD animation)
    Duration: 1000 years
  • Tomás Saraceno: How To Entangle The Universe In A Spider Web

    Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires From April 7, 2017 www.buenosaires.gob.ar
    Tomás Saraceno: How To Entangle The Universe In A Spider Web

    Tomás Saraceno

    Arachno Concert With Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016

    Nephila senegalensis silk, carbon frame, light beam, cosmic dust, stellar wind, sonic waves, video camera, loudspeakers, video projector
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Search