• Now Representing – Sojourner Truth Parsons

    Esther Schipper
    Now Representing – Sojourner Truth Parsons

    Sojourner Truth Parsons. Portrait © Cub


    Esther Schipper is delighted to announce representation of Sojourner Truth Parsons.

    "I am looking at art through my heart. Maybe that's selfish, but I want to find something I didn't know was there."

    —Sojourner Truth Parsons, 2016


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  • 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.

  • Hito Steyerl’s Digital Visions by Merve Erme in The New Yorker

    Hito Steyerl’s Digital Visions by Merve Erme in The New Yorker

    The New Yorker
    Hito Steyerl’s Digital Visions
    By Merve Erme
    Read the full article here

    'It would be wrong to claim that I first met the German artist Hito Steyerl on such-and-such day, insuch-and-such city, where the weather was bright or blustery, and that she arrived suitably dressed for this season or the next. It is more accurate to say that she simply appeared while I was waiting in the atrium of the Communist Party court, under a spectacular red banner from which the faces of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin bore down on me. One minute I was alone, and the next she was there—all yellow and smooth, except for the thick black cubes of her hands and her large, impassive face. Four black cats trailed her, in place of her shadow. “I spawned a lot of them, so they have multiplied,” she murmured. Suddenly, a kitten wobbled out from between her legs. “I made a baby!” she cried. When I tried to balance a puffer fish on my own blocky hand to feed thekitten, I pressed the wrong button, and kicked it instead.

    Kicking kittens is, I believe, usually discouraged, but in Minecraft, the sandbox video game in which players extract raw materials—water, wood, sugarcane, coal ore, gold, lapis lazuli—and use them to craft three-dimensional Legolands, the stakes of violence seem lower. The game is “a very good metaphor for how platforms really work,” Steyerl told me. Platforms seduce their users into performing the unpaid work of content creation—uploading the texts, photographs, videos, and music that are the raw material of the digital world—while mining their metadata to create newmarkets for corporate and military surveillance. “Many of the other platforms are quite devious,” she said. “We don’t really know whether your face is being used to train facial-recognition algorithms or something like that.” In the digital economy, free labor tenders a self-replenishing vein of gold for capital’s pickaxe.'

     Merve Erme for The New Yorker, February 2022

  • Thomas Demand – Centro Botín

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

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


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

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

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

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

  • Julia Scher – MAMCO, Geneva

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

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


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


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

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

    Rosa Barba, Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, 2021. United Nations Buffer Zone, Deryneia, Cyprus. Open-air cinema Sculpture. Photo: Marios Stylianou © Rosa Barba


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

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

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

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



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

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

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Sarah Buckner

    Photo © Michael Trier


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

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

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

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

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

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  • steirischer herbst ’21 with Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl

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

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


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


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  • Etienne Chambaud, Inexistence - Online Viewing Room

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

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


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

    Visit our OVR here

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

  • Simon Fujiwara, Who the Bær - Online Viewing Room

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

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


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

    Visit our OVR here.

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

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

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



  • All Access – Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

    Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
    All Access – Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

    Photo © Rex Chu


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

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

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

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


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  • FIAC Online Viewing Room

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

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


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


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  • Simon Fujiwara at Fondazione Prada

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • All Access

    haubrok foundation, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin
    All Access

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


    For the first All Access, Jeanne Tremsal introduces her exhibition at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT together with Christopher Roth.

    FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin-Lichtenberg is one of the locations of the Haubrok foundation. In changing exhibition spaces throughout the dynamic arts and industrial yard, the foundation shows works from its collection, from artists working on site, or from guest curators and artists.

    The exhibition Mein Vater, meine Nachbarn, meine Freunde und deren Freunde was curated by Jeanne Tremsal around the work of her father, Benoit. Their father-daughter relationship was always centered on art, and upon finding out that he had a terminal illness, Jeanne initiated an exhibition that responded to Benoit’s tree sculptures. The title refers to the community of artists that contributed responses to the trees: neighbors, friends, and their friends.


    Mein Vater,
    meine Nachbarn,
    meine Freunde,
    und deren Freunde
    with Angela Bulloch, Isa Melsheimer, and Christopher Roth
    haubrok foundation, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin


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  • 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.


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  • Interview with Ann Veronica Janssens at Centre Pompidou–Metz

    Centre Pompidou–Metz
    Interview with Ann Veronica Janssens at Centre Pompidou–Metz

    On the occasion of the exhibition Chagall: The Emissary of Light, which explores the importance of light and of stained-glass window in Marc Chagall' work, the Centre Pompidou–Metz has invited Ann Veronica Janssens to present a new triptych from her gaufrettes series. By an effect of absorption and diffusion of the light rays, these ribbed glass plates, which contain an overlay of different iridescent and colored filters, produce chromatic vibratory variations.


    Watch the full interview here! 

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

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Cemile Sahin

    Photo © Paul Niedermayer


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


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


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


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  • Alaina Boukedes on Philippe Parreno’s "Echo"

    Alaina Boukedes on Philippe Parreno’s

    In the latest online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of MoMA staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Alaina Boukedes, a guest specialist in the Department of Visitor Engagement, talks about the “unpredictability” of her favorite piece in the Museum, Philippe Parrenos installation Echo: “She’s always talking, she’s always interacting...she’s never the same.”


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

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the representation of Rosa Barba

    Photo © Sara Masüger


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

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

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

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

  • Hito Steyerl's "SocialSim" Live Stream

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

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


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


    Watch the live stream here!

  • Online Tour with Andrew Grassie

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

    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


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

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


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


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  • A Reading by Philippe Parreno at ESPACE DIAPHANES, Berlin

    A Reading by Philippe Parreno at ESPACE DIAPHANES, Berlin

    Video © Zoran Terzić


    Philippe Parreno reading an excerpt of Eden, Eden, Eden by Pierre Guyotat. Recorded at ESPACE DIAPHANES on September 9, 2020.

    Marking the 50th anniversary of Pierre Guyotat’s Eden, Eden, Eden (1970), this video is part of a series of 50 readings organized by the Association Pierre Guyotat in collaboration with contemporary art institutions and galleries around the world.

    Since its release on 9 September 1970, this provocative novel has attracted a mixture of scandal and fascination. The work of a young author, it was prefaced with texts by influential French philosophers Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, and Philippe Sollers, and endorsed by Michel Foucault. Its immediate censorship attracted further international support from leading cultural figures including Pier Paolo Pasolini and Joseph Beuys.

    Fifty years later, the work of Pierre Guyotat remains impactful and Eden, Eden, Eden has proven to be prescient of a world on the verge of transformation – through violence, sexuality, decolonization, and cosmology. The texts herald the endpoint of colonial history as well as the starting point of a new history.

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  • Book Launch with Liam Gillick

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

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

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

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



  • Ugo Rondinone Featured in new Beyoncé Video

    Ugo Rondinone Featured in new Beyoncé Video

    Earlier this summer, Beyoncé released her new music video ALREADY (in collaboration with Ghanaian singer Shatta Wale and Jamaican-American trio Major Lazer), as part of the artist's much anticipated visual album and musical film, Black is King, which she wrote, directed, and executive produced. The film serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, a tie-in album conceived by Beyoncé for the 2019 remake of The Lion King released by Disney Plus.


    The video clip was in part shot on location in Ugo Rondinone's solo exhibition sunny days, on view during the summer of 2019 at Guild Hall, in East Hampton, NY. 'ALREADY' features Beyoncé and her dancers engaging in a powerful choreography in Rondinone's large-scale installation of 'sun' sculptures: circular rings made from vine branches which were cast in aluminum and then gilded. The vine is seen here as a symbol of renewal because of its life cycle from growth to dormancy and rebirth to a fruitful state every year—reminiscent of the solar cycle—thus reflecting the 'circle of life' theme of The Lion King.


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  • 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.


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  • 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!

  • 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! ⁠

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

    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


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  • Isa Melsheimer About the Whale Hearts at KINDL

    Isa Melsheimer About the Whale Hearts at KINDL

    We are very happy to announce that Isa Melsheimer's exhibition at KINDL, Berlin, is re-opening today!⁠

    In this clip, Isa Melsheimer speaks about about the whale hearts on currently on view at KINDL, a motif which refers to Melsheimer's artist residency on Fogo Island Arts, a popular whale-watching location in Newfoundland.⁠

    Click here to watch the full video!⁠

  • The Reading Corner with Ryan Gander

    The Reading Corner with Ryan Gander

    In this week’s Reading Corner, Ryan Gander reads I Am for an Art by Claes Oldenburg (1961) to his two daughters, Penny and Olive.


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  • Studio Visit with David Claerbout

    Studio Visit with David Claerbout

    “I’ve always thought that one of the privileges that an artist has is to have time to waste.”


    Louisiana Channel visited David Claerbout in his studio in Antwerp, Belgium, where he spoke about some of his intriguing projects – from creating a 360-degree journey around a room with Elvis Presley, to a completely different take on a classic animated Disney film.


    Claerbout works with what he describes as “virtual image making.” Early on, he knew that his work would be a sort of resistance against information in images as well as a fight between “clock-time” and the plurality of duration: “Which is frightening in a way because it means that you no longer can define a space of time.”


    Watch the full video here

  • Matti Braun – A Video and a Reading

    Matti Braun – A Video and a Reading

    A video of the publication edited by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Beth Citron, and Matti Braun with a reading by Joëlle Bargel of an excerpt from the biographical essay Traveling in a Time Machine to the Golden Age of Science Fiction in Kolkata (1963 - 1985) by Ranen Ghosh with additions by Santu Bag.


    Ranen Ghosh was a Bengali writer, editor and publisher from India. In 1963 he began writing science fiction (or kalpavigyan as the genre is known in Bengali) for the first Bengali science fiction magazine Aschorjo, working with his mentor Adrish Bardhan. After Aschorjo ceased publication, Ghosh edited the short-lived Bismay science fiction magazine with Sujit Dhar and Amitananda Das. After Bismay, Ghosh acted as a co-editor for Adrish Bardhan’s SF magazine Fantastic. Beside kalpavigyan, Ghosh was also an admirer of popular science. He passed away in Kolkata on April 7th, 2019.


    The book brings together texts by Parashuram, Beth Citron, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Dip Ghosh, Ranen Ghosh, Soham Guha, Sudhir Kakar, Sami Ahmad Khan, Matthia Löbke, Amrita Shah and presents Matti Braun’s artistic production of the last ten years.

    Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach, Berlin. Published by Kunstverein Heilbronn and Snoeck, 2020


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  • Online Concert & Interview – New Order with Liam Gillick

    Friday April 17, 2020, 7:30 pm
    Online Concert & Interview – New Order with Liam Gillick

    New Order’s collaboration with artist Liam Gillick was the hottest ticket at MIF17 and one of the most in-demand shows in Festival history. Now, the Manchester International Festival are given you a chance to relive this MIF classic at 7.30pm (UK) on Friday 17 April!⁠

    At MIF17, New Order took over Stage 1 of the iconic Old Granada Studios for a limited series of intimate shows created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick and composer-arranger Joe Duddell.⁠

    Join from the comfort of your sofas for this one-night-only revival of the original live stream from the event which begins with a conversation between Dave Haslam and Liam Gillick and then joins the performance for the second half of the show. Broadcast exclusively through MIF Live on Friday 17 April.⁠


    Following immediately the concert Liam will be live in conversation with Peter Saville at 8:15 pm (UK).


    Tune in here

  • Messages from Home – Jean-Pascal Flavien

    Messages from Home – Jean-Pascal Flavien

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

    Here, Jean-Pascal Flavien presents fostering architecture. Deep green, his model of "Greenhouse" has a striking floor plan that, seen from above, is reminiscent of a plant from which four limbs extend.⁠


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  • Online Tour – Liu Ye, Storytelling

    Online Tour – Liu Ye, Storytelling

    The Fondazione Prada has produced a walk-through of Liu Ye’s exhibition entitled Storytelling with an engaging and thoughtful commentary by the artist and the curator Udo Kittelmann. Following the first iteration held in 2018 at Prada Rong Zhai in Shanghai, Liu Ye's solo exhibition in Milan features a selection of 35 paintings realized from 1992 onwards.


    The exhibition is currently closed but scheduled to remain on view through September 28, 2020.


    Click the image to see inside the exhibition

  • Messages from Home – Isa Melsheimer

    Messages from Home – Isa Melsheimer

    Under the heading Messages from Home, we are sharing videos from our artists as they open their (temporary) studios and share short messages on how they’re handling these uncertain times.⁠

    This week, Isa Melsheimer takes her plants out for some fresh air and to get some of that springtime sun.


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  • Behind the Scenes – Nathan Carter

    Behind the Scenes – Nathan Carter

    A behind the scenes look into Nathan Carter’s new film, LA GNARLIES, which features surfing & skating, a magic quesadilla and an infamous Haggis Monster…


    “The video shows the scene in my studio and my workspace at home where I am currently making the images and music for my next film called LA GNARLIES. Using hand painted paper cutouts and dioramas and music made in a dirty Brooklyn basement, the film tells the story of four women from Ventura California who, depending on the waves either surf or skate. One day they eat a magic quesadilla and get teleported to Thurso Scotland where they must defeat the infamous Haggis Monster in order to re-enter the Tesseract Portal and teleport back home on a giant wave to sunny California. " – Nathan Carter


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  • Messages from Home – Christoph Keller

    Messages from Home – Christoph Keller

    Under the heading Messages from Home, we are sharing videos from our artists as they open their (temporary) studios and share short messages on how they’re handling these uncertain times.⁠

    This week Christoph Keller shares this playful DIY starter-kit on how to make a mask.


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  • Messages from Home – Anri Sala

    Messages from Home – Anri Sala

    In times like these it’s never felt more important to stay connected with one another. With this in mind, we’ve asked our artists to share short messages on how they’re handling these uncertain times.⁠

    First to share is Anri Sala, who sent a message juxtaposing the closeness and remoteness between all of us right now. Based on the idea of a prolonged “life line” by using protection, it hints at social distancing as well as nodding to previous works by Sala.⁠


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