ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 - Aspen Art Museum - December 19th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div class="primary-content perennial" style="text-align: justify;">Originally conceived in 1974 as the inaugural exhibition for the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Marcel Broodthaers&rsquo;s <em>D&eacute;cor: A Conquest</em> is an intricate installation exploring the relationship between conflict and comfort. Consisting of two period rooms, titled <em>XIXth Century</em> and <em>XXth Century</em> respectively, <em>D&eacute;cor</em> juxtaposes implements of war and furniture, examining the complex relationship between weapons and objects as symbols of power. The last exhibition Broodthaers would present before his death, <em>D&eacute;cor</em> is a complex investigation into the function of both history and museology.</div> <div class="secondary-content perennial"> <p style="text-align: justify;">AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Marcel Broodthaers&rsquo;s <em>D&eacute;cor: A Conquest</em> is funded in part by the AAM National Council.</p> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:55:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Gabriel Kuri - Aspen Art Museum - December 19th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div class="primary-content perennial" style="text-align: justify;">Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper, or plastic bags, Gabriel Kuri is interested in the way that commerce mediates almost all human relationships. His Aspen Art Museum exhibition comprises a selection of works that center on Kuri&rsquo;s interest in the transactional residue of daily life and broad-based ideas of tracking systems in economics, politics, consumption, and production.</div> <div class="secondary-content perennial"> <p style="text-align: justify;">AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Support for the Gabriel Kuri residency and exhibition is provided by Gabriela and Ramiro Garza, and funded in part by the AAM National Council. Additional support is provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation for Latin American Art.</p> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:56:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Jose Luis Landet - Document-Art Gallery - December 19th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:23:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Seattle Asian Art Museum - December 20th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div class="sam-event-description" style="margin-top: 15px;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">When commenting on his work <em>Colored Vases</em>, a group of earthenware vessels covered with industrial paint, the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei remarked that by covering the surfaces with new paint, what is underneath&mdash;like history itself&mdash;is &ldquo;no longer visible, but is still there.&rdquo; Awakening the viewer&rsquo;s curiosity to wonder about the next hidden layer is the artist&rsquo;s true intent.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition shows that Chinese artists traditionally employ different approaches to construct layered meanings in an indirect but intriguing way: using one motif to represent another, either through their literary associations or shared pronunciations (homophones); playing with mediums such as using contemporary ceramics to imitate ancient lacquerware; or the pretext of metaphors to make social or political commentaries. This purposeful layering by the artist invites the viewer to mentally peel the layers and reveal the embedded meanings.</p> </div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:29:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Gordon Bennett, Christian Capurro, Peter Cripps, Gail Hastings, Robert Hunter, Rose Nolan, Stuart Ringholt - MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney - January 18th, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">What happens when you speed through time and a 24 hour day passes in just 18 hours or when 250 people spend five years erasing a magazine by hand &ndash; page by page?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Taking it all away</em> presents works drawn from the Museum of Contemporary Art Collection that explore the different effects of erasure, abstraction and the social impact of art. It is inspired by the legacy and ethos of early twentieth century avant garde Russian art movements, such as Suprematism, which proposed art&rsquo;s capacity for transcendence through a radical geometric abstraction; and Constructivism, which understood art as a social activity engaged with the material concerns of architecture and industrial design. These two different movements shared a belief in the utopian ideals of art and inspired news ways of thinking about abstraction and the role of art in society.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition includes work by Gordon Bennett, Christian Capurro, Peter Cripps, Gail Hastings, Robert Hunter, Rose Nolan and Stuart Ringholt. It presents recent works acquired by the MCA Foundation, along with artworks drawn from the MCA Collection.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:44:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Gilbert & George - ARNDT Singapore - January 19th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:46:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list WAINER VACCARI - LEVY - January 19th, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:58:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Leif Trenkler - Katz Contemporary - January 22nd, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:12:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Ding Yi - ShanghART Singapore - January 22nd, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">ShanghART Gallery is pleased to present Ding Yi | Ivory Black1 Solo Exhibition from 22nd January to 15th March 2015. The exhibition will be the widely acclaimed Chinese Contemporary Artist Ding Yi&rsquo;s first solo in South East Asia, showcasing 11 paintings from his signature series - Appearance of Crosses, 1 installation and a public art sculpture. Ding Yi and National Heritage Board, Group Director for Programmes Mr. Tan Boon Hui will conduct a dialogue session on public art sculpture at Art Stage Singapore 2015 while an exclusive collectors luncheon will be held on 21st January with Ding Yi and Platform Projects Ltd. <br /><br />DING Yi is today regarded as the forerunner of internationally acclaimed Chinese abstract artists. In his recent installation work, he explores the existence of unforeseen natural phenomenon. The installation &ndash; Flying Stone seems to be a metaphor of infinite matter, demonstrating the precariousness of reality and the mystical galaxy. Known for his systematic compositions and variations of the same motifs &lsquo;+&rsquo; and &lsquo;x&rsquo;, the work is multiplications and proliferation of these two simple brush-stroked gestures. The overlapping of &lsquo;+&rsquo; and &lsquo;x&rsquo; creates an interesting surface that is constantly oscillation between the flatness and pictorial depth, a kind of tension between movements in two dimensions that becomes a complex three dimensional system. Ding Yi uses his cross-shaped symbols to interpret the strength of the Chinese spirit in this state of flux. <br /><br />The consistent formal element of the cross in the work embodies a complex interplay of precision and dynamics. Like in Chinese calligraphy, Ding Yi&rsquo;s mark connotes a certain correlation between the order of the universe and that of the human. The awakening of the individual in relation to the collective whole, present in Zen practices such as calligraphy, mirrors the role the artist holds in his own art making.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:37:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Andy Hope 1930 - Hauser & Wirth Zürich - January 24th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:30:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Rita Ackermann - Hauser & Wirth Zürich - January 24th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:30:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Ernie Gehr - Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève - January 29th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Ernie Gehr (1941, USA) is an experimental filmmaker closely associated with the Structural film movement of the 1970s. Among his most important works we can mention <em>Serene Velocity</em> (1970) and <em>Side/Walk /Shuttle</em> (1991). A self-taught artist, Gehr began making films in the 1960s and works since 2001 mainly with digital means, creating non-narrative works &mdash; sometimes jarring or disorientating, often meditative &mdash; that naturally raise questions about the physical world and human perception. Despite being presented in significant collections, for instance at the MoMA since 1970, his works have rarely been exposed in contemporary art institutions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For his exhibition at the Centre d&rsquo;Art Contemporain Gen&egrave;ve, the artist will present eight video installations that have never been shown in Europe before: <em>Surveillance</em> (2010), <em>Picture Taking</em> (2012), <em>Brooklyn Series</em> (2013), <em>Crossing the Bowery</em> (2014), <em>Bon voyage</em> (2014), <em>Mist I &amp; II</em> (2014), <em>Up Close</em> (2014) and <em>Distant Echoes</em> (2014). In addition, the five installations completed in 2014 are presented in world premiere in Geneva.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ernie Gehr (1941, USA) est l&rsquo;une des figures du cin&eacute;ma structuraliste am&eacute;ricain qui se d&eacute;veloppe dans les ann&eacute;es 1970. Parmi ses films les plus importants, on peut citer <em>Serene Velocity</em> (1970) et <em>Side/Walk /Shuttle</em> (1991). Artiste autodidacte, Gehr r&eacute;alisa ses premiers films dans les ann&eacute;es 60. Depuis 2001, il travaille principalement avec des outils digitaux et cr&eacute;e des vid&eacute;os non narratives, parfois bouleversantes et perturbantes, questionnant le monde physique et la perception humaine. Malgr&eacute; la pr&eacute;sence de ses films dans d&rsquo;importantes collections, notamment celle du MoMA depuis les ann&eacute;es 1970, ses &oelig;uvres ont peu &eacute;t&eacute; montr&eacute;es dans le cadre d&rsquo;institutions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pour son exposition au Centre d&rsquo;Art Contemporain Gen&egrave;ve, l&rsquo;artiste pr&eacute;sentera huit installations vid&eacute;o n&rsquo;ayant auparavant jamais &eacute;t&eacute; pr&eacute;sent&eacute;es en Europe: <em>Surveillance</em> (2010), <em>Picture Taking</em> (2012), <em>Brooklyn Series</em> (2013), <em>Crossing the Bowery</em> (2014), <em>Bon voyage</em> (2014), <em>Mist I &amp; II</em> (2014), <em>Up Close</em> (2014) et <em>Distant Echoes</em> (2014). En outre, les cinq installations de 2014 seront expos&eacute;es en premi&egrave;re mondiale &agrave; Gen&egrave;ve.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:37:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Raphael Hefti - Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève - January 29th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:39:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) - January 29th, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In the century since World War I, the nature of warfare has changed dramatically, though its resulting death and destruction remain constant. On view January 29&ndash;March 7, 2014, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston&rsquo;s spring exhibition &ldquo;Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict&rdquo; brings together 16 international artists who examine the lives of military and private citizens living in an era of what seems to be a permanent state of war. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Related Events</span><br />January 29, 5&ndash;7 pm: Opening reception<br />February 2, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Bill Burke and Bonnie Donohue<br />February 12, 6:30 pm: Curatorial presentation and tour with guest curator Pamela Allara<br />February 19, 6:30 pm: Reading by poet Steve Dalachinsky<br />February 23, 12:30 pm: Artist talks with SMFA faculty Claire Beckett and Ken Hruby</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Visit <a href="http://www.smfa.edu/permanent-war" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a> for more information.</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:12:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Knoxville Museum of Art - January 30th, 2015 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition examines the work of established and emerging international contemporary artists who use a variety of strategies to bring a sculptural dimension to printmaking. Some achieve this by using centuries-old methods while others take advantage of cutting-edge digital tools. These include low relief printing or embossing, printing on mold-cast paper forms, post-print cutting, scoring, folding, etc., art installations that use repeated print elements, relief printing through repeated print runs to accumulate layers of material, and printing out imagery that is applied to 3D forms. Among the artists projected for inclusion are Enrique Chagoya, Lesley Dill, Robert Gober, Red Grooms, Hideki Kimura, Nicola Lopez, Oscar Munoz, Leslie Mutchler, Marilene Oliver, Dieter Roth, Graciela Sacco, and Jonathan Stanish. Organized by the KMA and presented in conjunction with the Printmaking Program, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.</p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:48:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - Knoxville Museum of Art - January 30th, 2015 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Contemporary Focus</em> is an exhibition series launched by the KMA in 2009 that recognizes, supports, and documents the development of contemporary art in East Tennessee. It features the work of innovative emerging artists who are living and making art in this region, and who are exploring issues relevant to the larger world of contemporary art. The exhibition gives artists an opportunity to exhibit recent work, or consider creating a new body of work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to giving feature artists the opportunity to showcase their latest work in a museum setting, it also allows them to engage with KMA audiences in gallery talks and lectures about their approach to making art, and about the challenges and benefits of basing their studio practice in East Tennessee. In several cases, inclusion in <em>Contemporary Focus</em> has created important new exhibition opportunities for the featured artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Contemporary Focus</em> is vital to the KMA&rsquo;s mission to support and highlight art and artists of East Tennessee, bring them together with the museum&rsquo;s audience in meaningful ways, and provide incentive for them to maintain their studio practice in the region.</p> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:51:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list