• 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!

  • A Reading by Philippe Parreno at ESPACE DIAPHANES, Berlin

    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.

    Click the image to watch the full reading!

     

  • Book Launch with Liam Gillick

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

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

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

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

     

    RSVP HERE

  • 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.

     

    Click here to watch!

  • Cooking with Artists – Nathan Carter

    Cooking with Artists – Nathan Carter

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

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

    Click the link for the full recipe!

  • The Reading Corner: Roman Ondak

    The Reading Corner: Roman Ondak

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

     

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

     

    Available here

  • Instagram Takeover: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    Instagram Takeover: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

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

     

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

     

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


    Text Juliana Fausto, images Daniel Steegmann Mangrané⁠

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

  • Anri Sala – Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017

    Anri Sala – Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Click here to watch!

     

     

  • The Reading Corner: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

    The Reading Corner: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

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

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

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

    Available here

  • Immersive Ping-Pong with Gabriel Kuri

    Immersive Ping-Pong with Gabriel Kuri

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Click the image to watch the video!

  • In the Studio – Simon Fujiwara

    In the Studio – Simon Fujiwara

    Photo © Kristin Loschert

     

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

     

    Read the full article here

  • The Art World Works From Home: Gabriel Kuri

    The Art World Works From Home: Gabriel Kuri

    A view inside Gabriel Kuri’s studio

     

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

     

    Read the full article here

  • Podcast on Julia Scher's Security by Julia

    Podcast on Julia Scher's Security by Julia

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

     

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

     

    Listen to the podcast here

  • Online Performance – Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Online Performance – Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Photo © Joachim Koltzer

     

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

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

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

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

    Click here to watch the performance! ⁠

  • The Reading Corner: Liu Ye

    The Reading Corner: Liu Ye

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

     

    Available here!

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

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

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

     

    Programm #1:

    Anri Sala

    Long Sorrow (2005) & Answer Me (2008)

     

    Friday 29. May, 2020, for one week

    From 6 pm

     

    Click here to watch

  • The Reading Corner: Anri Sala

    The Reading Corner: Anri Sala

    Photo © Mousse Publishing

     

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

     

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

     

    Available here! 

  • 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.

     

    Click here to watch the full reading

  • 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

     

    Watch the full video here

  • 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

  • A Conversation with Ari Benjamin Meyers

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

    Photo © Michael Chiu

     

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

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

  • The Reading Corner: Gabriel Kuri

    The Reading Corner: Gabriel Kuri

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Available here!

  • 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.⁠

     

    Click the image to watch the full video!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

     

    Click the image to watch the full video!

  • 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

     

    Click the image to watch the full video!

  • 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.

     

    Click the image to watch the full video!

  • 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

  • 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.⁠

     

    Click the image to watch the full video!

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