ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Daniele Buetti - FELDBUSCHWIESNER GALLERY - February 21st - April 18th Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:59:12 +0000 Gerd Rohling - Contemporary Fine Arts - February 13th - March 14th Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:32:52 +0000 Group Show - Aanant & Zoo - February 21st - April 11th Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:30:32 +0000 Danny McDonald - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi - February 24th - April 2nd Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:24:29 +0000 Marie Rief - Bourouina Gallery - January 31st - February 28th <p>Bourouina Gallery is thrilled to present the very first solo exhibition by young German artist Marie Rief.</p> <p>The light goes through the transparent paper - and the drawing on it -, the glass and the tape... When it reaches the photosensitive surface, the trace of the different materials appears to form a dark and uneven space. The process by which the works of Marie Rief is ruled does not appear at first glance. Their composition is mysterious: the photographic process is visible, but only a questioning of that first perception reveals the primary drawing. On a background composed of fuzzy and undefined elements, the magnets and the folds leave white and sharp prints; the light is dimly diffused without modelling any specific object. The drawing and its intensity marks were "flattened" in the laboratory, but the general atmosphere of the work is given by this original drawing: a space is created in which both artificial and natural light are equivalent. This shapeless space intrigues and leads thought to the origins of photography: the transformation of shadow into light.

</p> <p>The apparent contrast between the intense personal work induced by the drawing and the systematic nature of photography lays the foundation for a new interpretation of space and object. Marie Rief does not show her drawings but their photographic transfer, and she creates so a space that neither of these techniques alone might suggest. She reflects on the perception and the difference between drawing and photography, in order to expand the conceptual space of her work. By incorporating the "errors" occurred in darkness, she wants to appropriate an unknown territory, where knowledge disappears faced with the unexpected and the imperfect.</p> <p>Marie Rief was born in Berlin in 1987; from 2008 to the completion of studies as a master student in 2014, she worked in the class of Pia Fries, briefly with Gregory Cumins. 2015, she received the <em>Regina Pistor price</em> and got nominated for the <em>Prot&eacute;g&eacute; Award</em> of the President of the UDK (Art University, Berlin).</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:44:46 +0000 Tobias Zielony - KOW - December 6th, 2014 - February 14th <div class="text title en_GB contentLanguage">One Year of Filmmakers</div> <div class="text content_intro en_GB contentLanguage">KOW's program 2015</div> <div class="contentLanguage justified text en_GB"> <div><br />In 2015, KOW&rsquo;s programming will be dedicated to seven filmmakers. It is hardly a secret that the medium of film has come to play a central role on the contemporary art stage; over the past decades, it has been instrumental to opening up new perspectives, methods, and subjects for the visual arts. By interweaving documentation and a probing imagination, discourse and suggestion, reality check and dream factory, the moving image has become indispensable to art as a whole.<br /><br />Many artists have adopted filmmaking as one practice fully on a par with others. In some instances it complements other techniques&mdash;see Tobias Zielony&rsquo;s work in film as well as photography&mdash;while in others it is framed by sculptures and installations, as in the work of Hito Steyerl and Clemens von Wedemeyer, or subject to reflection in more intimate formats, as in Barbara Hammer&rsquo;s drawings and collages. In the oeuvres of Chto Delat?, Renzo Martens, and Mario Pfeifer, it figures as one component of a larger conceptual or performative project. What we will present in 2015 is not a film program: we want to highlight these entanglements of the medium and draw attention to the methodological diversity that filmmakers bring to contemporary art. Hito Steyerl, Renzo Martens and Chto Delat? will have their first monographic exhibition in a German gallery. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>- See more at:</p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:31:50 +0000