ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Franz West - Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Maag Areal) - February 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:41:46 +0000 Anna Fasshauer - Galerie Nagel Draxler, Köln - February 27th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:31:04 +0000 - Kunstmuseum Bonn - February 27th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Mit der <strong>VIDEONALE.15 (27.2.- 19.4.2015)</strong> begeht die Videonale &ndash; Festival f&uuml;r zeitgen&ouml;ssische Videokunst ihr 30-j&auml;hriges Jubil&auml;um. Seit ihrer Gr&uuml;ndung entwickelte sie sich mit ihrem ambitionierten Programm aus Videopr&auml;sentationen, Vortr&auml;gen und Performances zu einem der wichtigsten Festivals f&uuml;r Videokunst in Europa. Der Fokus der Videonale liegt weiterhin auf der F&ouml;rderung junger aufstrebender K&uuml;nstler.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">AUSSTELLUNG <br />Die VIDEONALE.15 pr&auml;sentiert 38 Werke internationaler K&uuml;nstler und K&uuml;nstlerinnen, die von einer internationalen Jury im Rahmen des weltweit ausgeschriebenen Wettbewerbes&nbsp; ausgew&auml;hlt wurden. Die Ausstellung wird erg&auml;nzt um den 2. Teil der Jubil&auml;umsausstellung &bdquo;30 Jahre &ndash; 30 Stimmen&ldquo; mit historischen Videonale-Werken.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">FESTIVAL <br />Ein abwechslungsreiches Festivalprogramm belebt w&auml;hrend der Ausstellungslaufzeit das Museum und verschiedene Orte in der Stadt. K&uuml;nstlergespr&auml;che, Performances, Diskussionsrunden, F&uuml;hrungen, Workshops, Vermittlungsprogramme und der VIDEONALE.PARCOURS (27.2.-22.3.2015) &ndash; in diesem Jahr mit Werken von Studenten der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden K&uuml;nste Stuttgart, der Hochschule der Bildenden K&uuml;nste Saar und der Kunsthochschule f&uuml;r Medien K&ouml;ln &ndash; reflektieren sowohl die zeitgen&ouml;ssische k&uuml;nstlerische Praxis als auch aktuelle Debatten der Videokunst.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Festivalprogramm der VIDEONALE.15:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Er&ouml;ffnungswochenende 27.2.-1.3.2015 und w&auml;hrend der Laufzeit mit Vortr&auml;gen, Performances und Retrospektiven: Mittwoch, 11./18./25. M&auml;rz, 1. April</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Finissagewochenende 18./19. April</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:03:11 +0000 - New Orleans Museum of Art - February 27th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition explores connections between the art and culture of the Kongo peoples of western Central Africa and African American art and culture in the United&nbsp;States.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /></strong>Drawn from the collection of the Royal Museum of Central Africa art in Tervuren, Belgium and from collections in the U.S., this exhibition explores connections between the art and culture of the Kongo peoples of western Central Africa and African American art and culture in the United States. The exhibition addresses cultural and artistic themes beginning with the ancient Kongo kingdom that encompassed parts of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Republic of the Congo and Gabon. Themes include the arts of leadership, religion, and daily life interpreted within historical, archaeological, linguistic, musicological, anthropological and art historical contexts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;Organized by the Harn Museum and Royal Museum for Central Afrika, Tevuren, Belgium</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:10:20 +0000 - Southeast Museum of Photography - February 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>February 27 &ndash; May 10, 2015</p> <p><strong>Friday, February 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>LECTURE, BOOK SIGNING and OPENING RECEPTION</strong> with Catherine Zuromskis, author of "<em>Snapshot Photography: The Lives of Images</em>" and "<em>The Factory: Photography and the Warhol Community</em>".</p> <p>This exhibition showcases Warhol&rsquo;s Polaroids, black-and-white prints, and photo silk screens to provide a glimpse into the inner workings of this iconic figure in 20th century American art and his complicated relationship with the medium of photography.</p> <p><em>Join us! This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.</em></p> <p><strong>For more information: <span style="color: #476db7;"><a href="" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: #476db7;"></span></a></span></strong></p> <p>The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College, 1200 W. 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Artists, photographers, and filmmakers are in the image making business. In this talk, artist Josh Gosfield tells the tale of how he commandeered the tools of identity assembly to fabricate the life story of Gigi Gaston, the Black Flower, a 60's French Pop Star who never existed. (Meet Gigi in <em>Constructed Identities,</em> on view in the Photography Gallery through April 26.)</p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:08:21 +0000 Berlinde De Bruyckere - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag - February 28th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere (b. 1964) creates sculptures that reveal the human body and human life in all its frailty. Her installations of equine and human bodies evoke feelings of love and consolation, but also of terror and violence. The work is both emotionally immersive and provocative, regularly creating controversy. De Brucykere&rsquo;s bitter-sweet images unite pain and suffering with a strong aesthetic appeal. Her&nbsp;Cripplewood&nbsp;presentation attracted great public attention at the 55th Venice Biennale. The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag acquired her sculpture&nbsp;Into One &ndash; Another II, To P.P.P., 2010-2011&nbsp;in 2011 and is now about to hold a major retrospective of her work, much of it never previously exhibited in the Netherlands.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The human body and its visible suffering is the key theme in De Bruyckere&rsquo;s whole oeuvre. We are now almost immune to images of suffering; the constant stream of ghastly pictures fed to us by the mass media has seen to that. Berlinde De Bruyckere seeks to restore our sensitivity to the suffering that is a timeless and universal part of the human condition. She makes us stop and look at it but leaves us free to make of her work what we will. In doing so, she unerringly explores the limits of the visual representation of physical and emotional pain.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">De Bruyckere constructs her sculptures of wax, resin, rope and worn leather or textile and strings together separate wax casts to create single bodies. She is concerned solely with bodies; faces are concealed behind shocks of hair or cloths; heads are often completely missing. Using special pigments, she transforms wax into pallid skin with vague glimpses of blood, veins and contusions. Red patches and &lsquo;wounds&rsquo; give the impression of a tortured body and suggest associations with the religious symbolism surrounding martyrs like St. Sebastian &ndash; a figure of great significance to&nbsp;Cripplewood. In addition to these religious elements, classical mythology also has a place in De Bruyckere&rsquo;s work. Ovid&rsquo;s&nbsp;Metamorphoses&nbsp;are a constant source of inspiration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Horses are also an important symbol in her oeuvre, used primarily as a metaphor to express profound human emotions surrounding death and mortality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to her sculpture, the forthcoming exhibition will also feature drawings and early works in textile. De Bruyckere uses her drawings &ndash; often made in a combination of watercolour and gouache on recycled paper or cardboard &ndash; as exploratory studies relating to the themes of her sculptures. In this respect, she frequently seeks inspiration in the bodies of dancers. The development of ideas with dancers in the studio is a technique of great importance to her and has resulted in various wax sculptures, as well as a number of different series of drawings. These series are not preparatory studies, but function as works of art in their own right, underlining the themes that together form the leitmotif of her entire oeuvre. De Bruyckere&rsquo;s sketches, drawings, watercolours and sculptures are all interlinked and together constitute a single &lsquo;body of work&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">De Bruyckere trained at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent. Her work was first exhibited in the Italian Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale. This led to immediate international recognition and her work has since been acquired by major museums, foundations and private collectors around the world. She returned to Venice in 2013 to represent her own country in the Belgian Pavilion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The forthcoming exhibition,&nbsp;Berlinde De Bruyckere. Sculptures &amp; Drawings. 2000 &ndash; 2014, is being held in collaboration with SMAK in Ghent. It is on show there until 15 February 2015, after which a modified version will be presented at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and subsequently at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">In haar sculpturen toont de Belgische kunstenaar Berlinde De Bruyckere (1964) ons het lichaam en leven in al zijn kwetsbaarheid. Haar installaties van paardenlijven en lichamen roepen een gevoel van troost en liefkozing op, maar ook van angst en geweld. Het werk nodigt de toeschouwer uit zich erin te verliezen, maar wekt ook regelmatig controverse op. De Brucykere brengt pijn en lijden samen met schoonheid; het lieflijke en het wrange verenigd in een beeld. Ze maakte indruk met de presentatie van haar werk &lsquo;Kreupelhout/Cripplewood&rsquo; tijdens de 55ste editie van de Bi&euml;nnale van Veneti&euml;. Het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is sinds 2011 in het bezit van de sculptuur&nbsp;Into One &ndash;Another II,To P.P.P., 2010-2011&nbsp;en organiseert dit voorjaar een grote overzichtstentoonstelling van haar werk, waarvan een groot deel nooit eerder in Nederland te zien is geweest.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Het lichaam en hoe dit lichaam zichtbaar kan lijden vormt het centrale thema in het oeuvre van De Bruyckere. Vandaag de dag zijn we bijna immuun voor lijden door de overvloed van afschuwelijke beelden die we via de massamedia binnenkrijgen. Berlinde De Bruyckere probeert ons met haar werk opnieuw gevoelig te maken voor het diepmenselijk, tijdloos lijden dat over heel de wereld gelijk is. Ze doet er ons naar kijken en bij stilstaan, maar legt de interpretatie van haar werk niet vast. Daarbij tast ze feilloos af hoever ze kan gaan in het visualiseren van fysieke en emotionele pijn.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">De Bruyckere bouwt haar sculpturen op uit was, hars, touw en verweerd leer of doek en rijgt afzonderlijke afgietsels in was weer tot &eacute;&eacute;n lichaam aan elkaar. Het gaat haar enkel om de lichamen; gezichten worden bedekt door bossen haar of doeken en vaak zijn de hoofden zelfs geheel afwezig. Dankzij speciale pigmenten transformeert de was in de bleke huid waar bloed, aderen en kneuzingen doorheen schemeren. Rode plekken en &lsquo;wonden&rsquo; geven de indruk van een gemarteld lijf en roepen associaties op met de religieuze symboliek rond martelaren zoals San Sebastian, wiens figuur van groot belang was voor het werk Kreupelhout /Cripplewood&rsquo;. Naast religieuze elementen, vindt ook de mythologie zijn plaats in het werk van De Bruyckere. De Methamorphosen van Ovidius, vormen een constante bron van inspiratie.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Het paard is eveneens een belangrijk symbool in haar oeuvre. Ze gebruikt dit dier als metafoor voor dood en vergankelijkheid en drukt hiermee in de eerste plaats diepmenselijke gevoelens uit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Behalve sculpturen vormen ook haar tekeningen en vroeg werk in textiel een belangrijk onderdeel van deze tentoonstelling. De Bruyckere gebruikt haar tekeningen, vaak aquarel en gouache gecombineerd op oud papier of karton, als verdiepende studies in de thema&rsquo;s die zij eveneens in haar sculpturen verwerkt. Daarbij laat ze zich onder meer inspireren door de lichamen van dansers. Het uitwerken van de idee&euml;n met de dansers in de studio is voor haar van groot belang en resulteerde naast een aantal tekeningenreeksen ook in diverse wassen sculpturen. De tekeningenreeksen zijn geen voorstudies, maar functioneren als zelfstandige werken die de thema&rsquo;s, die samen als een rode draad haar oeuvre doorkruisen, versterken. De schetsen, tekeningen, aquarellen en sculpturen van De Bruyckere zijn allen verbonden, ze vormen samen een geheel, als een &lsquo;body of works&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">De Bruyckere volgde haar studie aan het Sint Lucas in Gent. In 2003 was haar werk voor het eerst te zien in het Italiaans Paviljoen tijdens de Bi&euml;nnale van Veneti&euml; en brak ze internationaal door. Haar werken werden hierna verworven door belangrijke musea, fundaties en priv&eacute;collecties in binnen- en buitenland. In 2013 keerde zij terug naar Veneti&euml; om haar land te vertegenwoordigen in het Belgisch Paviljoen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">De tentoonstelling Berlinde De Bruyckere. Sculptures &amp; Drawings. 2000 &ndash; 2014 is in samenwerking met SMAK in Gent georganiseerd. Tot en met 15 februari 2015 is de tentoonstelling te zien in Gent en reist vervolgens in gewijzigde constellatie verder naar het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en het Kunsthaus Bregenz.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:57:56 +0000 Jasmina Danowski - Heather Gaudio Fine Art - February 28th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><strong>Heather Gaudio Fine Art</strong> is pleased to present <em>Jasmina Danowski</em>: <em>Taking in the Obscenery</em>, to be held February 21<sup>th</sup>through April 11<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; This is Danowski&rsquo;s first exhibition with the gallery and will feature her most recent body of work.&nbsp; The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Saturday, February 28<sup>th</sup>, 1-5 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>Danowski translates personal situational experiences onto canvas and paper, creating vibrantly harmonious poetic abstractions that are filled with a richness of color and texture. &nbsp;Drawing from memories or associations with places or situations, she starts by dabbing the pigment onto a prepared surface, allowing the medium to respond to the marks she creates:&nbsp; at times a bevy of paint, at others an isolated gestural mark reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy. &nbsp;&nbsp;The colorful compositions then evolve from there, following the inner stories of what a painting conjures and what her mind responds to, very much akin to improvisational jazz.&nbsp;&nbsp; Although her imagery is very nature based, Danowski masterfully restrains herself from delving into a fully pictorial vocabulary. Her skill is evident in the different mediums she employs, from oils and inks mixed with hand-made pigments, to fillers such as wax, gesso and sand.&nbsp; She can typically work on several works simultaneously, sometimes taking over nine months to complete a piece.</p> <p>Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Danowski received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from Bard College in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp; She is a twice recipient of the distinguished Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and has a notable roster of solo and group exhibitions.&nbsp; Her work is widely sought after among private collectors and is included in the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Lauren Rogers Museum in Mississippi.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Heather Gaudio Fine Art</strong> specializes in emerging and established artists, offering works on paper photography, painting, and sculpture. The gallery offers a full range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection to framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. Offering five shows per year, the exhibitions are designed to showcase important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 11am to 5pm; and by appointment.</p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:24:47 +0000 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building) - March 1st 12:15 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Exquisite large-scale folding screens, displayed together with contemporary ceramics, reveal three centuries of Japanese artistic traditions and styles. <em>Unfolding Worlds</em> is a unique installation that features works from the New Orleans-based Gitter-Yelen Collection, one of the most comprehensive private holdings of Japanese art in the United States.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The remarkable presentation showcases more than 25 large-scale painted screens from leading artists active in Japan between the 17th and 20th centuries, exhibited with some 35 ceramic works created by master and emerging ceramists in Japan from the 1950s to today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The selection offers outstanding examples of six-panel folding screens commissioned during the Edo period (1615&ndash;1868) and the Meiji period (1868&ndash;1912). Monumental screens by artists from the Zenga, Rinpa, Maruyama-Shijō, and Ukiyo-e schools demonstrate the important role of individuals in the transition from the classical to the modern period in Japanese painting. The exhibition also includes works by 18th-century artists who were considered &ldquo;eccentrics,&rdquo; and works by artists active during the 20th century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The beautiful painted screens are complemented by concentrated groups of Japanese ceramics created since the 1950s that demonstrate the breadth of aesthetics seen in the contemporary period. Some objects echo historical Japanese ceramics with traditional forms and glazes; additional works reflect currents in Western abstraction and decoration; and still others reveal new avenues of creativity in form and technique.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Catalogue</strong><br /> The exhibition is accompanied by a fully <a href=";Cat=XOVZIcaK6XTBKSta3JpNEw==&amp;It=vPnwpAnmk5A=" target="_blank">illustrated&nbsp;catalogu<em>e</em></a><em>, Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens from the Gitter-Yelen Collection,</em> available through The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).</p> <div id="exhibition_sponsorship_copy"> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens and Contemporary Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection" is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Generous funding is provided by Luther King Capital Management.</p> </div> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:31:13 +0000 Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustave Baumann, Catherine Critcher, Eliseo Rodriguez - Tacoma Art Museum - March 1st 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Eloquent Objects: Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico</em> will feature more than 60 paintings by Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe and her contemporaries. Their art records their changing impressions of the harsh landscape of the Southwest and the region&rsquo;s evocative objects at a time when these artists were seeking to refine their individual versions of&nbsp;modern art through this uniquely American place. In addition to O&rsquo;Keeffe and the iconic modernists Stuart Davis and Marsden Hartley, artists from each of the major art centers in the Southwest &mdash; Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Roswell &mdash; will be highlighted. These artists include, among others, Gustave Baumann, Catherine Critcher, and Eliseo Rodriguez.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by Joseph S. Czestochowski. Produced by International Arts &reg;. Curated by Charles C. Eldredge.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:41:40 +0000 Andy Warhol - Phoenix Art Museum - March 4th 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present&nbsp;<em>Andy Warhol: Portraits</em>,&nbsp;an exhibition organized by and featuring original works from The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an artist, Andy Warhol&rsquo;s unique visual language tells the story of an artist fascinated with the phenomena of fame and celebrity. This exhibition features Warhol&rsquo;s depictions of the persona that forever embedded celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone and Prince &ndash; to name a few &ndash;&nbsp;into America&rsquo;s cultural conscience as well as several of his self-portraits including silkscreen works, Polaroids of the artist in drag, and family photographs of a young Warhol.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Often cited as an icon of the Pop art movement, Warhol&rsquo;s visual explorations span almost every available medium: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and even music.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Andy Warhol: Portraits</em>&nbsp;includes nearly 200 portraits, paintings and drawings produced by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More than 25 years after his death, Warhol remains undeniably one of the most influential figures in Contemporary art. This comprehensive exhibition of portraiture by Warhol debuted at The Andy Warhol Museum in Spring 2010 and is on view at Phoenix Art Museum for the first time in the Southwest.</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:35:43 +0000 Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Lisa Onstad - Waterstone Gallery - March 4th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">March at Waterstone Features the work of two new artist members; Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley and Lisa Onstad in a two person show titled <em>Introductions. </em>Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley presents new work influenced by her favorite childhood storybooks, outlandish notions she took for granted as a kid, topiaries, Art Deco graphic design, and flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands.&nbsp;In Lisa&rsquo;s newest series of paintings, <em>A Near Perfect Place, </em>she revisited the&nbsp;familiar theme of nature. Although they still reference landscape, these new works are also about her creative process. Being in that internal space is like being in a near perfect place - one full of longings, fears and small triumphs.</p> <h5>Preview Reception: Mar 4, 5-8 pm&nbsp;<br />First Thursday Reception, Mar 5, 6-8pm</h5> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:23:59 +0000 Mark Leckey - Kunsthalle Basel - March 5th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Mark Leckey&rsquo;s (*1964) <em>UniAddDumThs</em> is a new installation by the former Turner Prize winner that is ambiguously&mdash;and provocatively&mdash;both an exhibition the artist curated and an artwork he authored. The British artist spent years gathering a pantheon of digital images of archaic exotica, artworks, and visionary machines from the Internet, and then several more years while the &ldquo;original&rdquo; referents for that data were tracked down and borrowed from institutions around the world. The result was a show Leckey curated in 2013 called <em>The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things</em>. At Kunsthalle Basel, Leckey presents an &ldquo;Ersatz&rdquo; of that show, comprised mostly of copies, including various 3D printed objects, 2D cardboard cutouts, photographic reproductions, and other replicas of the original objects, and calls it <em>UniAddDumThs</em>. Set in a specially designed scenography, the result is at once strange, surreal, and humorous&mdash;a revelation of the artist&rsquo;s persistent fascination with &ldquo;dumb things&rdquo; as much as with technology, the Internet, and the slippery relationship between the real and its simulacrum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Realized in collaboration with WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels and MADRE, Museo d&rsquo;Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples. A comprehensive catalogue on the artist accompanies the exhibition.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Die Ausstellung <em>UniAddDumThs</em> ist eine neue Installation des Turner Preistr&auml;gers Mark Leckey (*1964), welche auf mehrdeutige wie auch anregende Art eine vom K&uuml;nstler kuratierte Ausstellung als auch ein von ihm autorisiertes Kunstwerk ist. Leckey hat &uuml;ber Jahre hinweg eine Sammlung an digitalen Bildern der archaischen Exotika, von Kunstwerken und vision&auml;ren Maschinen aus dem Internet zusammengestellt und in einem zweiten Schritt erneut Jahre investiert, um die &bdquo;Originale&ldquo; in weltweit verteilten Institutionen aufzusp&uuml;ren und auszuleihen. Das Resultat war eine von Leckey 2013 kuratierte Ausstellung mit dem Titel <em>The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things</em>. In der Kunsthalle Basel stellt er den &bdquo;Ersatz&ldquo; dieser Ausstellung vor, welche vor allem aus Kopien wie verschiedenartige im 3D-Druckverfahren hergestellten Objekten, zweidimensionalen Pappaufstellern, fotografischen Reproduktionen und andere Repliken der &bdquo;Originale&ldquo; besteht und nennt die Ausstellung <em>UniAddDumThs</em>. Pr&auml;sentiert in einer speziell f&uuml;r die Ausstellung erarbeiteten Inszenierung, ist <em>UniAddDumThs</em> gleichzeitig seltsam, surreal sowie humorvoll und offenbart die Faszination des K&uuml;nstlers f&uuml;r &bdquo;dumme Dinge&ldquo;, f&uuml;r Technologie und das Internet als auch f&uuml;r die schwer fassbare Beziehung zwischen dem Realen und den Simulakren.<br /> <em>UniAddDumThs</em> entsteht in Zusammenarbeit mit WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Br&uuml;ssel und MADRE, Museo d&rsquo;Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Neapel. Die Ausstellung wird von einem umfangreichen Katalog, der bereits erschienen ist, begleitet.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:12:55 +0000 - Moscow Museum of Modern Art [10 Gogolevsky] - March 5th 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Центр &laquo;Антон тут рядом&raquo;, Московский музей современного искусства и объединение &laquo;Выставочные залы Москвы&raquo; представляют проект &laquo;Искусство быть рядом&raquo;, в рамках которого проходит выставка и благотворительный аукцион в пользу организаций, поддерживающих детей и взрослых с расстройствами аутистического спектра. На выставке в ММОМА показаны произведения ведущих российских авторов, отобранные Ольгой Тобрелутс и Виталием Пацюковым.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Авторы-участники проекта исследуют самые разные области: Леонид Тишков, Олег Кулик и AES+F работают с мифологией, Евгений Гор и Владимир Башлыков размышляют о структуре картины и ее связях с социокультурными пространствами, Гор Чахал, Татьяна Антошина, Александр Панкин и Сергей Резников исследуют основополагающие принципы современной российской культуры, Владимир Дубосарский иронично репрезентирует реальность, а Семен Файбисович концентрируется на социальной тематике. Новейшие художественные стратегии представляют Иван Новиков, Иван Плющ и Олег Устинов. Представляя различные по тематике работы, представляющие множество проявлений реальности, кураторы акцентирую внимание на том, что проблема аутизма не узкосоциальна: по статистике, каждый 68-й ребенок сегодня рождается с этой особенностью. Деятельность Центра &laquo;Антон тут рядом&raquo; и проекта ЦКиД &laquo;Академический&raquo;, в пользу которых состоится аукцион, позволяет убедиться, что у людей с аутизмом - общая с нами жизнь, и всем нам нужно учиться понимать друг друга.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">2 апреля в ММОМА пройдет аукцион, лотами на котором станут представленные на выставке произведения. Все средства от их продажи будут направлены на поддержку программ единственного в России Центра социальной абилитации, обучения и творчества для взрослых людей с аутизмом &laquo;Антон тут рядом&raquo; (г. Санкт-Петербург) и проекта по организации досуга, развития и социальной адаптации детей и подростков с аутизмом инклюзивного дома культуры ЦКиД &laquo;Академический&raquo; (г. Москва). Целью аукциона, приуроченного ко Всемирному Дню распространения информации о проблеме аутизма, станет не только сбор пожертвований, но и привлечение внимания общественности к проблемам детей и взрослых с особенностями развития.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Участники выставки и аукциона:</strong> Константин Звездочетов, Семен Файбисович, AES+F, Гор Чахал, Олег Кулик, Владимир Дубосарский, Ольга Тобрелутс, Сергей Бугаев (Африка), Валерий Кацуба, Сергей Резников, Евгений Гор, Константин Батынков, Владимир Башлыков, Зураб Церетели, Татьяна Антошина, Леонид Тишков, Александр Панкин, Мария Чуйкова, Иван Новиков, Михаил Рошняк, Владислав Ефимов, Олег Устинов, Виктор Умнов, Никита Алексеев, Сергей Шутов, Дмитрий Шагин, Влад Кульков, Алексей Гинтовт, Виталий Пушницкий, Иван Плющ, Александр Саватюгин, Анатолий Белкин, Александр Новиков, Марина Федорова, Юрий Молодковец, Юрий Норштейн, Дмитрий Шорин, Светлана Петрова, Иван Сотников, Иван Говорков, Владимир Шинкарев, Ольга Флоренская, Олег Маслов, Стас Макаров.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Кураторы:</strong> Виталий Пацюков</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:33:42 +0000 John Beadle, Christophe Chassol, Charles Campbell, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke, Lorraine O’Grady, Ebony G. Patterson, Cauleen Smith - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans - March 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="panel-pane pane-node-content no-title block"> <div class="block-inner clearfix"> <div class="block-content"> <div class="node-content"> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson<em>, EN MAS&rsquo;: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean</em>&nbsp;is a pioneering exploration of the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance practices in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conceived around a series of nine commissioned performances realized during the 2014 Caribbean Carnival season across eight cities in six different countries, the exhibition considers the connections between Carnival and performance, masquerade and social criticism, diaspora and transnationalism. Taking its title from a pun on &ldquo;Mas&rdquo; (short for masquerade and synonymous with carnival in the English-speaking Caribbean),&nbsp;<em>EN MAS&rsquo;&nbsp;</em>considers a history of performance that does not take place on the stage or in the gallery but rather in the streets, addressing not the few but the many.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>EN MAS&rsquo;</em> introduces performance art with a focus on the influence that Carnival and related masquerading traditions in and of the Caribbean and its diasporas have had on contemporary performance discourse and practice, in both the artistic and curatorial realms. Indeed, <em>EN MAS&rsquo;</em> takes into account performance practices that do not trace their genealogy to the European avant&ndash;gardes of the early twentieth&ndash;century but rather to the experiences of slavery and colonialism through to the mid&ndash;nineteenth century, the independence struggles and civil right movements of the mid&ndash;twentieth century and population migrations to and from the former colonial centers for most of the last century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the 2014 Caribbean Carnival season, <em>EN MAS&rsquo;</em> tracked nine artists - <strong>John Beadle</strong>, <strong>Christophe Chassol</strong>, <strong>Charles Campbell</strong>, <strong>Nicol&aacute;s Dumit Est&eacute;vez</strong>, <strong>Marlon Griffith</strong>, <strong>Hew Locke</strong>, <strong>Lorraine O&rsquo;Grady</strong>, <strong>Ebony G. Patterson</strong>, and <strong>Cauleen Smith</strong> &ndash; as they engaged, transformed, or critiqued historical and contemporary Caribbean performance practices from Carnival in Santiago de los Caballeros, Port of Spain, Fort-de-France, Kingston, London and Brooklyn, to Junkanoo in Nassau and the New Orleans second line &ndash; or in their own imaginary cartographies and invented performance traditions. The resulting newly commissioned works took place according to different modes of public address and audience engagement including semi-private rituals at the margin of the festival celebrations and street processions in the midst of the carnival revelry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Prior to a national and international tour organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), <em>EN MAS&rsquo;</em> will bring together material remnants or reconstitutions from the performances as well as photographic and filmic interpretations thus also presenting some of the best photographers, filmmakers and videographers working in the Caribbean today including <strong>Marvin Bartley</strong>, <strong>Arnaldo James</strong>, <strong>Marlon James</strong>, <strong>Raymond Marrero</strong>, <strong>Nile Saulter</strong> and <strong>Storm Saulter</strong> to name a few. The exhibition at CAC is designed by <strong>Gia Wolff</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An accompanying publication, co-published by ICI and CAC will include critical essays by the exhibition&rsquo;s curators as well as <strong>Shannon Jackson</strong> and <strong>Kobena Mercer</strong> among others, monographic texts by an array of cultural and art critics, and an extensive array of illustrations. In addition to the publication, a newly launched website hosted by ICI offers insights into each artist&rsquo;s performance while tracking the exhibition tour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>COMMISSIONED ARTISTS</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">John Beadle, Christophe Chassol, Charles Campbell, Nicol&aacute;s Dumit Est&eacute;vez, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke, Lorraine O&rsquo;Grady, Ebony G. Patterson, and Cauleen Smith.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ABOUT THE CURATORS</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Claire Tancons </strong>is a curator, writer, and researcher with a focus on Carnival, public ceremonial culture, civic rituals, and popular movements. The Associate Curator for <em>Prospect.1 New Orleans</em> (2007-9), a curator for the <em>7th Gwangju Biennale</em> (2008), Guest Curator for <em>CAPE09</em> (2009), Associate Curator for research for <em>Biennale B&eacute;nin</em> (2012), and a curator for the <em>G&ouml;teborg Biennial</em> (2013), Tancons has developed genealogies and methodologies for thinking about and presenting performance &ndash; including reclaiming the processional as exhibitionary mode. She has written extensively about Carnival, the carnivalesque, performance and protest in <em>NKA</em>, <em>Small Axe</em>, <em>Third Text</em>, and <em>e-flux Journal</em>. Tancons was most recently guest curator for <em>Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival</em> as part of the 2014 <em>BMW Tate Live</em> series at Tate Modern.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Krista Thompson</strong> is Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern University and the author of <em>An Eye for the Tropics</em> (2006). She has written articles in <em>Art Bulletin</em>, <em>Art Journal</em>, <em>American Art</em>, <em>Representations</em>, <em>The Drama Review</em>, and <em>Small Axe</em>. Thompson has also curated several exhibitions, including the <em>National Exhibition (NE3)</em> (2006) and <em>Developing Blackness: Studio Photographs of &ldquo;Over the Hill&rdquo; Nassau in the Independence Era</em> (2008) at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. Her book <em>Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice</em>&mdash;written about the intersection of popular photography, performance, and contemporary art in the circum&ndash;Caribbean will be published by Duke University Press in 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>EN MAS&rsquo;: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean</em></strong> is an exhibition curated by Claire Tancons and Krista Thompson; organized and presented by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC); and co&ndash;organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International, New York (ICI). The exhibition is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Additional support is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. A forthcoming CAC-ICI co-publication, supported by additional funding from Northwestern University, will be released in 2015 with the beginning of the exhibition tour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-website field-type-link-field field-label-hidden view-mode-full"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:36:28 +0000