ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - AZKM Muenster - November 22nd, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>Seit Anbeginn geht mit der Entwicklung der modernen Industrie-gesellschaft ein Gef&uuml;hl des Unbehagens einher, das vor allem kulturkritische Beobachter immer wieder formuliert und analysiert haben. So werden beispielsweise Entwicklungen wie die industrielle (Massen-)Produktion von Waren und die M&ouml;glichkeit ihres Konsums f&uuml;r alle nicht nur als wesentliche Errungenschaften gefeiert, sondern auch als kulturell bedrohlich gewertet (von Karl Marx und Sigmund Freud bis Zygmunt Bauman und Charles Taylor).<br />Im Jahr 2010 verlieh der britische Anthropologe Daniel Miller in seinem Buch The Comfort of Things dieser kritischen Haltung gegen&uuml;ber den Dingen eine interessante Wendung. &Uuml;ber die Beziehung zu den Dingen gewinnt er Erkenntnisse &uuml;ber die Beziehung der Menschen zu sich selbst und zu anderen Menschen, und er zeigt auf, wie sich Dinge positiv auf unser Leben auswirken k&ouml;nnen. Miller sieht in der je spezifischen Anordnung der Dinge in den Wohnungen der Menschen, die er in seiner Feldstudie besucht hat, eine kosmologische Ordnung gespiegelt. <br />Auch in den Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften und der Amerikanistik wird das Areal um die "Dinge" des Alltags in den Thing Studies und Material Culture Studies seit einiger Zeit so positiv gewendet, wie es Philosophen wie Walter Benjamin, Michel de Certeau, Jean Am&eacute;ry oder Hannah Arendt in ihren Schriften schon fr&uuml;her formuliert haben.</p> <p>Die Ausstellung versammelt vorwiegend installative Arbeiten, in denen sich eine grunds&auml;tzlich aufgeschlossene Haltung gegen&uuml;ber Dingen widerspiegelt. Die K&uuml;nstlerinnen und K&uuml;nstler der Ausstellung nehmen Fragmente des Alltags, der urbanen Umgebung oder vertraute Objekte und stellen sie in einen neuen Kontext. So lassen sie neue Wege entstehen, Dinge wahrzunehmen und Relationen sichtbar zu machen &ndash; sowohl f&uuml;r die sinnlich visuelle als auch die intellektuelle Reflektion. <br />Hegen die K&uuml;nstlerinnen und K&uuml;nstler dabei Vorlieben f&uuml;r bestimmte Dinge? Folgen sie in ihrer Anordnung einer bestimmten &Auml;sthetik? Und wie nimmt der Betrachter diese wahr? Wie gelingt die Bildung von Identifikation &uuml;ber die Funktion und die &bdquo;Sprache&ldquo; des Gegenstands? Welche Rolle spielt in diesem Kontext die &bdquo;Oberfl&auml;che&ldquo; der Dinge? Welche Informationen gibt die Beschaffenheit der Oberfl&auml;che zur inhaltlichen Bedeutung des Gegenstands preis? Wie sehen die wechselseitigen Beziehungen der verschiedenen Ebenen aus? Gemeinhin vermutete man hinter und unter der Oberfl&auml;che eine zu enth&uuml;llende Tiefe und somit &ldquo;die wahre Bedeutung&rdquo; der Dinge und K&ouml;rper. Wurde die Oberfl&auml;che aus diesen Gr&uuml;nden lange Zeit gering gesch&auml;tzt und &uuml;bersehen? <br />Ob auf zur&uuml;ckgenommene, beobachtende, spielerische, ironische oder bitterb&ouml;se Weise, immer handelt es sich um einen unkonventionellen und deshalb unerwarteten Zugang zu Dingen, Ph&auml;nomenen und Beziehungen: Aus ihrem gewohnten Kontext transformiert er&ouml;ffnen sie ein weites Feld f&uuml;r Interpretationen und vielf&auml;ltige gedankliche Anregungen.</p> <p>Die Ausstellung wird von den Gastkuratorinnen Susanne D&uuml;chting und Julia Wirxel zusammen mit der Leiterin der Kunsthalle Gail B. Kirkpatrick kuratiert und vom Land Nordrhein-Westfalen gef&ouml;rdert.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:10:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Tatiana Trouvé - Gagosian Gallery - Rome - November 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><em>In my view the rational and irrational, the mind and senses, always mingle. What I like is to let them slip one into the other, and be complementary rather than opposite.</em><br /> --Tatiana Trouv&eacute;<br /> <br /> Gagosian Rome is pleased to present Tatiana Trouv&eacute;'s first exhibition in Rome.<br /> <br /> Announced with a handwritten and stained letter, Trouv&eacute;'s exhibition makes time its primary material, from the title that evolves over the years and days of a century to sculptural situations alluding to states of constitutive and deconstitutive transformation.<br /> <br /> In disquieting, dystopic sculptural installations, Trouv&eacute; limns the boundaries between the mental and physical where time, space, form, and memory converge. Her work merges sculpture, architecture, and drawing in site-specific situations that combine scenographic drawings, sculptures both linear and cast, and disquieting built spaces. Trouv&eacute; both depicts and creates eviscerated interiors that contain echoes of other lived spaces and realities. The resulting "environmental dramas" are melancholy yet highly charged, oscillating between the real, the imaginary and the phantasmic.<br /> <br /> Trouv&eacute;'s process destabilizes precise engineering with elements of chance, mixing negative and positive forms and spaces. New sculptures made from copper and painted bronze curve and rise eccentrically into air, like drawn lines. They incorporate light bulbs at each end--one illuminated, the other darkened black. <em>Refoldings</em> cast from cardboard and other contingent materials in bronze, concrete, and wax assume an abject monumentality. Large-scale, intricately worked graphite drawings set against spectral grounds made using bleach suggest interior spaces adrift in ambiguous twilight worlds. Like mirages or memories, familiar objects and the spaces they inhabit are transformed into uncanny new meta-realities. <br /> <br /> <strong>Tatiana Trouv&eacute;</strong> was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1968, and lives and works in Paris. Trouv&eacute;'s work has been collected and exhibited by museums including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mus&eacute;e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; and Kunstverein Hamburg, among many other institutions worldwide. Recent solo museum exhibitions include "Double Bind," Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); "4 between 3 and 2," Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2008); "A Stay Between Enclosure and Space," Migros Museum, Zurich (2009-10); and "Il Grande Ritratto," Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2010). "I tempi doppi" will be on view at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany from January 29-May 4, 2014. <br /> <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; </p> <p>----------</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<em>Per me il razionale e l'irrazionale, la mente e i sensi sono sempre connessi. Mi piace lasciarli scivolare l'uno nell'altro, e che siano complementari piuttosto che opposti.</em><br /> --Tatiana Trouv&eacute;<br /> <br /> Gagosian Gallery &egrave; lieta di presentare la prima mostra di Tatiana Trouv&eacute; a Roma.<br /> <br /> Annunciata con un invito scritto di proprio pugno, la mostra di Tatiana Trouv&eacute; fa del tempo la sua materia prima: dal titolo che enumera i giorni di un secolo a situazioni scultoree che alludono agli stadi di una trasformazione costruttiva e decostruttiva.<br /> <br /> In installazioni inquietanti e distopiche Trouv&eacute; delinea i confini tra il fisico e il mentale, dove tempo, spazio, forma e memoria convergono. Il suo lavoro associa scultura, architettura e disegno in contesti site-specific che combinano disegni scenografici, sculture--sia lineari che fusioni--e misteriose costruzioni. Trouv&eacute; dipinge e crea interni svuotati che riecheggiano situazioni e realt&agrave; gi&agrave; vissute. I "drammi ambientali" che ne risultano sono di una intensa malinconia, oscillanti tra il reale, l'immaginario e l'illusorio.<br /> <br /> Il procedimento della Trouv&eacute; destabilizza un preciso progetto tecnico con l'accidentale, mescolando forme e spazi sia positivi che negativi. I Tempi Doppi, nuove sculture di rame e bronzo dipinto, descrivono curve come linee disegnate alle cui estremit&agrave; appaiono due lampadine, una illuminata e l'altra spenta. <em>Refoldings</em>, realizzate in bronzo, cemento e cera da originali in cartone e altri materiali dismessi, assumono una compassionevole monumentalit&agrave;. Elaborati disegni in grafite di grande formato, realizzati su fondi scuri sbiancati, suggeriscono interni alla deriva verso mondi incerti e indefiniti.<br /> <br /> Quali miraggi o ricordi, gli oggetti familiari e gli spazi che abitano vengono trasformati in misteriose nuove meta-realt&agrave;.<br /> <br /> <strong>Tatiana Trouv&eacute;</strong> &egrave; nata a Cosenza, Italia, nel 1968, e vive e lavora a Parigi. Il lavoro di Trouv&eacute; &egrave; stato collezionato ed esposto da molti musei internazionali quali il Centre Georges Pompidou, Parigi; il Mus&eacute;e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Parigi; la Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; e il Kunstverein Hamburg, Germania. Tra le sue personali in musei di rilievo si annoverano "Double Bind", Palais de Tokyo, Parigi (2007); "4 between 3 and 2", Centre Georges Pompidou, Parigi (2008); "A Stay Between Enclosure and Space", Migros Museum, Zurigo (2009-10); e "Il Grande Ritratto", Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2010). "I tempi doppi" sar&agrave; in mostra al Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germania, dal 29 gennaio al 4 maggio 2014. <br /> </p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 00:56:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Cheng Ran - GALERIE URS MEILE Lucerne - November 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="bodytext">After three exhibitions at the gallery in Beijing, Cheng Ran is being introduced to a Western audience with his first solo presentation at Galerie Urs Meile in Lucerne. In his recently published debut novel, Circadian Rhythm (2013, paperback, English and Chinese version, 256 pages, 18.4 x 13 cm), the artist again takes up motifs and quotes from his earlier works; thus, the novel can be read as a subtext for this exhibition. But Cheng Ran does not simply repeat topics and images. With the translation into another medium he also provides a new perspective, another understanding, a variation, a new aspect. For example, the novel&rsquo;s reference to his early video work Rock Dove (2009, single channel HD video, color/sound, 5&rsquo;) also suggests an interpretation of it. In the video you see doves sitting on fluorescent lights. When the lights are turned on, they are startled and scatter in all directions. In the novel Cheng Ran&rsquo;s main character triggers a similar situation, described as follows: &ldquo;It is like the moment of creation. The chaos only lasts for a moment. ... The birds quickly adapt to the change in their environment. Light and dark are no different to them; only change is a threat.&rdquo;<br /><br />The first part of the exhibition focuses on Circadian Rhythm. Like props or unfinished chapters of the story, the installations frame a reading table. On a gray woolen carpet, The Last Generation (2013 pure New Zealand wool, manually embroidered carpet, 272 x 192 cm), the first sentences of the novel are embroidered: &ldquo;It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times ...&rdquo; They are negated variations on the lines Charles Dickens employed to begin his novel, A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Receipts, tickets and other ephemera from scenes out of the surreal mystery seem to prove its validity (Letters (2013, written on paper, wooden frame, 9 x 124 x 84 cm)). With Eagle and Deer (2013, autoharp, motor, eagle feather, 43 x 64 x 53 cm) Cheng Ran transforms the energy of a scene from the book, in which an eagle awaits the death of a dying deer.<br /><br />Cheng Ran&rsquo;s use of repetition and quotes also has another effect. The viewer very quickly gets a sense of recognition, which makes the topics seem familiar. By a second encounter, the stories seem strangely true and innate, because the memories come from the mind of the viewer. It doesn&rsquo;t matter if you read the novel first or visit the exhibition, see an installation or a video. Cheng Ran creates a parallel universe that seems plausible and true, even though time and space do not have their usual meaning in it.<br /><br />In the second room a selection of Cheng Ran&rsquo;s video works is shown. Here, a slightly changed version of a dialogue from the classic Hollywood movie, Gone with the Wind (1939), is the recurring element. In Circadian Rhythm, it is the last conversation between the protagonist and his girlfriend. It also appears in the main projection, The Last Sentence (2013, single channel HD video, color / sound, 12&rsquo;44&rsquo;&rsquo;), where this conversation between a man and a woman about their wishes and beliefs is featured over images of a car ride through the south of Iceland. And lastly the same sentences can be found on pieces of paper that are placed like speech balloons between the objects Cheng Ran brought home from his travels (Tide Conversations (2013, stones, sea shells, fountain pen nibs, inscribed notepaper, wooden plinth, 105 x 244 x 80 cm)). In Secret Notes to Nan Goldin (2013, single channel HD video, color / sound, 16:9, 14&rsquo;13&rsquo;&rsquo;) the artist hides similar, tiny, folded-up notes containing questions for the New York-based artist in the apartment of a friend, as he knows that Nan Goldin will be the next guest. Another scrap of paper from the pocket of the anonymous dead body leads to the first clue in the novel. The idea that a found message can also contain important information for a person for whom it was never intended, is elaborated in the video Existence Without Air, Food, or Water (2013, single channel video, color/sound, 16:9, 10&rsquo; 45&rsquo;&rsquo;). It is based on the poetic entries from a found diary, which Cheng Ran transformed into a song. The unknown, lovesick woman is also the author of the phrase that Cheng Ran has chosen for the exhibition title: Existence Without Air, Food, or Water. For the artist, this term refers to spiritual existence, which, in contrast to physical existence, has needs beyond air, food, or water. The title seems fit for Cheng Ran&rsquo;s oeuvre, since his works stand out because of their intangible qualities. His pieces are bearers of moods, portable atmospheres; despite their complex narratives and symbolic elements, these works are not meant to be read iconographically. Circadian Rhythm ends with an even bigger mystery than it began with. Nothing is resolved. Cheng Ran understands art the way it was before semiotics. His artworks do not refer to a reality; they constitute their own.<br /><br />Cheng Ran was born in Inner Mongolia in 1981 and is currently based in Hangzhou, China, and in Amsterdam. After graduating from the Chinese Academy of Art in Hangzhou, he worked for Chinese video artist Yang Fudong for five years. He is currently participating in the Residency Studio Project at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Recent group exhibitions<br />include ON|OFF: China&rsquo;s Young Artists in Concepts and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); The 1st CAFAM FUTURE, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2012); Kino der Kunst Film Festival, Munich, Germany (2013); and the 26th European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany (2013). Cheng Ran has also been nominated for the 2013 Absolut Art Award.<br /><br /></p> <div><hr /> <div id="ftn1"> <p class="bodytext">[1] Circadian Rhythm, 2013, p. 102</p> </div> </div> <p class="bodytext">&nbsp;</p> <p class="bodytext"><br />Nach drei Ausstellungen in der Galerie in Beijing wird Cheng Ran jetzt erstmals mit einer Einzelpr&auml;sentation in der Galerie Urs Meile in Luzern einem westlichen Publikum vorgestellt. In seinem kürzlich ver&ouml;ffentlichten, literarischen Erstlingswerk Circadian Rhythm (2013, Taschenbuch, Englische Version: 256 Seiten/Chinesische Version: 238 Seiten, 18.4 x 13 cm) greift der Künstler Motive und Zitate aus seinen früheren Arbeiten wieder auf, so dass man sich diese über dessen Lektüre erschliessen und den Roman als Subtext zur Ausstellung lesen kann. Dabei wiederholt Cheng Ran die Themen und Bilder nicht einfach. Mit der Ausformulierung in einem neuen Medium bietet er einen neuen Zugang, eine Vertiefung, eine Variation, einen neuen Aspekt an. So schl&auml;gt er beispielsweise mit dem Hinweis auf seine frühe Videoarbeit Rock Dove (2009, Einkanal HD Video, Farbe/Ton, 5') im Roman eine Interpretation vor. Im Video sieht man Tauben auf Neonlampen sitzen, die durch das Einschalten des Lichts erschreckt werden. In Circadian Rhythm l&auml;sst Cheng Ran seine Hauptfigur eine &auml;hnliche Situation ausl&ouml;sen und beschreibt sie so: &laquo;Es ist wie im Moment der Sch&ouml;pfung. Das Chaos herrscht nur für einen Moment. (...) Die V&ouml;gel haben sich schnell an die Ver&auml;nderung gew&ouml;hnt. Es macht keinen Unterschied für sie, ob es hell oder dunkel ist. Nur der Wechsel ist eine Bedrohung.&raquo; <br /><br />Der erste Teil der Ausstellung fokussiert auf Circadian Rhythm. Wie Requisiten oder nicht ausformulierte Kapitel der Geschichte rahmen Installationen einen Lesetisch. Ein grauer Wollteppich The Last Generation (2013, Neuseeland-Wolle, handbestickt, 272 x 192 cm) ist mit den ersten Worten des Buches bestickt: &laquo;It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times ...&raquo; - der verneinten Variante der Zeilen, mit denen Charles Dickens wiederrum auch seinen Roman A Tale of Two Cities (1859) begann. Quittungen, Tickets und andere Ephemera von den Schaupl&auml;tzen der surrealen Detektivgeschichte scheinen deren Wahrhaftigkeit zu belegen (Letters (2013, beschriftete Zettel, Holzrahmen, 9 x124 x 84 cm)). Mit Eagle and Deer (2013, Autoharp, Motor, Adlerfeder, 43 x 64 x 53 cm) denkt Cheng Ran schliesslich ein Stimmungsbild aus dem Roman weiter, in welchem ein Adler den Tod eines verendenden Hirsches abwartet.<br /><br />Cheng Rans Wiederholen und Zitieren hat den Effekt, dass sich beim Betrachter rasch ein Wiedererkennen und damit das Gefühl von Vertrautheit einstellt. Bereits bei der zweiten Begegnung erscheinen die Geschichten seltsam wahrhaft und eigen, da man die Erinnerung aus sich selbst sch&ouml;pft. Dabei ist es gleich, ob man zuerst den Roman gelesen, die Ausstellung, eine Installation oder ein Video gesehen hat. Cheng Ran schafft eine Parallelwelt, die wahrscheinlich und nachvollziehbar wirkt, auch wenn in ihr Zeit und Raum nicht die gewohnte Bedeutung haben.<br /><br />Im zweiten Raum ist eine Auswahl von Cheng Rans Videoarbeiten zu sehen. Ein Dialog aus dem Hollywoodklassiker Vom Winde verweht (1939) bildet hier den roten Faden. Vom Künstler leicht modifiziert stellt er in Circadian Rhythm die letzte Unterhaltung zwischen dem Protagonisten und dessen Freundin dar. Auch in der Hauptprojektion The Last Sentence (2013) führen ein Mann und eine Frau dieses Gespr&auml;ch über ihre Wünsche und &Uuml;berzeugungen zu Bildern einer Autofahrt durch Islands Süden. Und letztlich liegen in der Arbeit Tide Conversations (2013, Steine, Muscheln, Federhalterspitzen, beschriftetes Notizpapier, Holzsockel, 105 x 244 x 80 cm) Notizzettel mit Auszügen aus dieser Konversation wie Sprechblasen zwischen den Mitbringseln von Cheng Rans Reisen. In Secret Notes to Nan Goldin (2013, Einkanal HD Video, Farbe/Ton, 16:9, 14'13'') versteckt Cheng Ran derartige Zettel mit Fragen an die New Yorker Künstlerin kleinstgefaltet in dem Appartement eines Freundes, da er weiss, dass Goldin dort der n&auml;chste Gast sein wird. Im Roman bringt ein Fetzen Papier aus der Hosentasche der Leiche die erste Spur. Die Idee, dass eine gefundene Nachricht auch für den, an den sie nie gerichtet war, eine wertvolle Botschaft enthalten kann, führt das Video Existence Without Air, Food, or Water (2013, Einkanal HD Video, Farbe/Ton, 16:9, 10'45'') weiter aus. Es basiert auf den Aufzeichnungen aus einem gefundenen Tagebuch. Die poetischen Worte einer anonymen Frau mit Liebeskummer hat Cheng Ran als Lied vertont. Von der unbekannten Autorin stammt auch die Formulierung, die er als Ausstellungstitel gew&auml;hlt hat: Existence Without Air, Food, or Water. Für Cheng Ran ist damit die spirituelle Existenz gemeint, die im Gegensatz zur k&ouml;rperlichen andere Grundbedürfnisse als Luft, Nahrung und Wasser hat. Der Titel passt, denn auch seine Werke zeichnen sich vor allem durch nichtstoffliche Qualit&auml;ten aus. Sie sind Tr&auml;ger von Stimmungen, portable Atmosph&auml;ren, Werke, die trotz ihrer komplexen Narrative und symbolhaften Elemente nicht ikonographisch verstanden werden sollten. Circadian Rhythm endet mit einem gr&ouml;sseren R&auml;tsel als es begonnen hat, nichts l&ouml;st sich auf. Cheng Ran versteht Kunst im vorsemiotischen Sinn. Die Kunstwerke verweisen nicht auf eine Realit&auml;t, sie besitzen ihre eigene Wirklichkeit.<br /><br />Cheng Ran wurden 1981 in der Inneren Mongolei geboren und lebt und arbeitet in Hangzhou (China) und Amsterdam (Niederlande). Nach seinem Abschluss an der Kunstakademie in Hangzhou arbeitet er zun&auml;chst fünf Jahre für den Chinesischen Videokünstler Yang Fudong. Derzeit nimmt er am Residency Studio Project der Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam teil. Seine Arbeiten waren kürzlich in den folgenden Gruppenausstellungen und Festivals zu sehen: ON|OFF: China&rsquo;s Young Artists in Concepts and Practice, UCCA- Ullen Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013), The 1st CAFAM FUTURE, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2012), Kino der Kunst, Film Festival, München (2013) und dem 26. European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück (2013). Cheng Ran wurde ausserdem für den Absolut Art Award<br />2013 nominiert.</p> <hr /> <p class="bodytext">[1] &Uuml;bersetzung aus Circadian Rhythm, 2013, S. 102</p> <p class="bodytext">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 02:14:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Sang-Mi Yoo - Lawndale Art Center - November 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p><em>Superficial Outgrowths</em> by Sang-Mi Yoo focuses on the ideal home through prints, laser cut wool felt and their three-dimensional conversions. The reality of finding ideal home and ideal body residing within such environments is explored through American norms. Her work is based on her childhood memories from Korea and everyday encounters of standardized residential buildings, including her West Texas living experience. Like an animal&rsquo;s camouflage, this homogeneity provided her with a means to blend into her neighborhood. Her installations of large-format prints and laser cuts are based upon patterns created from cookie-cutter homes found in Lubbock, Houston and other global locations. She also adds wearable forms created from these prints by collaborating with an apparel designer, Su-Jeong Shin. The rows of houses and floorplans become abstract constructs that are subject to gravity and shadow play surrounding the materials, questioning whether the ideal home is a tangible subject or an illusion.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:09:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Regina Agu - Lawndale Art Center - November 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Regina Agu&rsquo;s recent work focuses on intersections of collective and personal history and the role they dictate for the physical body. She seeks out and explores hidden and forgotten histories through works on paper, installation and performance. For her exhibition at Lawndale Art Center, Agu looks to forms of self-representation (portraiture, adornment and personal objects) and the layered, residual traces left by these bodies in the built environment for inspiration. Site specific installations immerse the viewer in a topology drawn equally from organic patterns found in the natural world and those created specifically with a design aesthetic in mind.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:12:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Melinda Laszczynski, Jessica Ninci - Lawndale Art Center - November 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Featuring Melinda Laszczynski and Jessica Ninci, <em>This End Up</em> focuses on the orientation and arrangement of non-representational works within a specific space and the nuances of installation. Both artists possess a strong interest in materiality, the object-like qualities in painting and the seemingly banal. Laszczynski collects various discarded materials such as wood and glass that are manipulated through both negative and additive processes. The results are fragile or precarious assemblages that reference painting. Ninci&rsquo;s work explores abstraction in painting and situates itself between formalism and a kind of casualness &ndash; in that the marks appear facile yet specific. In the display and installation of the works, thoughtfully mundane associations are made with the architectural space and between the works themselves.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:17:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Beth Secor - Lawndale Art Center - November 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>The first word Beth Secor remembers her mother teaching her is &ldquo;material&rdquo;. Secor explains, &ldquo;I was probably around two and a half; my older sisters were in school, and the two of us were spending the morning as we usually did, in her room as she sewed. My mother is now 84 years old, has Alzheimer's, and doesn't remember what the word material means.&rdquo; Secor&rsquo;s installation in the Project Space is in honor of her mother, using her mother&rsquo;s sewing patterns, sewing machines, thread and fabric designs as an inspiration for the installation. The installation itself combines these materials, as well as painted elements and text.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:22:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Adriana Salazar, Andrés R. Londoño, Alberto Lezaca de paz, Jaime Avila - Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art - November 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition presents Bogota city through the artists&rsquo; eyes, which gaze focuses on their experience living and working in the capital of the country. Bogota has emerged in the last decade as a one of the megacities in Latin America with the highest development and growth index, characterized by a multicultural complexity coexisting with enormous problems of social gaps and security. The history of the country, as well as the social and family lives have implicit the long period of violence, the drug mafia presence, and the corrupted political ambiance, that still remain as unsolved problems. The contrast is marked by the cultural ambiance that have made of Bogota that `paradise for the intellectual spirit`, with freedom of speech and multiple origin voices. The exhibition is an attempt to understand how this melting pot produces this disseminated and boiling artistic dynamics. The gathered artwork reveals the social and urban power of the city: daily life, channels of communications and rhythm of the urban common-life. Artists raise questions about how the city dwellers cope with errors and imperfections of a system. The system in where an urban development is a fiction and where the structure of power is unpredictable and beyond imagination.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">To define and describe ambiguity, contradiction and paradoxes of Bogota, artists develop a critical approach full of bittersweet laughter. Sad smile/smile through tears unmasks issues such as disorder, consumerism, poverty, injustice, violence, corruption and displacement. Dark humor contented in artwork seems to be a survival strategy to mirrors social disruptions. Another method to scrutinize the reality is an escape into own imagination. The creation of parallel reality, unearth the picture of dirty sides of Bogota Street.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">How it is to be a contemporary artist in Bogota?....</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bogota. A City on the Edge </strong>is part of the Cities on the edge project in which we present art from areas that are &ldquo;on the edge&rdquo; &ndash; beyond the limits of our interest, associated with conflicts rather than with art.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The displayed kinetic installation <strong>Fifty Thousand</strong> by<strong> Adriana Salazar</strong> is composed of fifty 1000 Colombian peso banknotes. Each of the notes is attached to an oblong spring, which is connected to a simple engine. When a viewer approaches the work, the movement is sensed by a detector, which activates the whole mechanism. A sudden rush of rustling banknotes breaks the silence. The bills, fluttering in a quick, rhythmical pattern, resemble a flock of birds about to raise from the ground. The artist is interested in matters which oscillate around the representation of behaviours and gestures typical of humans and live organisms and performed without their participation. To this end, Salazar observes our everyday actions &ndash; those performed automatically, which we do not think about &ndash; pointless, but repetitive. Her works are an attempt of sorts at drawing our attention to the absurdities of our everyday life.<br />The multimedia installation Estados de simulaci&oacute;n / A State of Simulation by Alberto Lezaca de Paz is going to be reconstructed in situ during the artist&rsquo;s residence in Gdańsk. The work is composed of plywood, a cube and a video projection. Using simple construction materials and a computer-generated image, the artist is going to create a magic-filled environment in Łaźnia. Shades and colourful geometrical pictures are going to appear at the joint of walls, while the cube with a pile of wooden boards will be transformed into an illuminated, oneiric architectural form. In his works, Lezaca often refers to the modernisation of urban infrastructure in Bogota. The city undergoes constant renovation, but the omnipotent corruption in state bodies effectively hampers the completion of urban development projects. In consequence, the urban landscape is a mixture of several styles, which gives an absurd final effect.&nbsp; <br />Especially for the Łaźnia CCA, <strong>Jaime &Aacute;vila</strong> has prepared a series of drawings entitled <strong>Paisajes de polvo / Dust Landscapes</strong>. They depict a bird&rsquo;s-eye view of nocturnal landscapes. Lines, subtly marked with ink and accentuated with spots of light, meander in high mountain ranges. The artist only seemingly invites us to admire a night-time panorama of the enchanting Andes. The romantic nocturne is in fact a view of motorways illegally constructed by drug peddlers in explosive, dangerous zones, completely separated from the rest of the world.<br /> <div style="text-align: justify;">During his residence in Gdańsk, <strong>Andr&eacute;s R. Londo&ntilde;o</strong> is going to create a wall painting entitled Mould. This work has been presented e.g. in Bogota. At that occasion, Londo&ntilde;o made a portrait of some of the most influential representatives of the local art world. However, it was not a tribute paid to Colombian curators, collectors and celebrities. The figures emerged from a yellowed, brownish undercoat, which resembled mould. They were painted next to the ceiling, in the corners and at the floor level. The entire work evoked a damp basement, infested with wet rot. &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The mural will be supplemented by an interactive project entitled Kunstomerservice. During his stay in Gdańsk, Londo&ntilde;o will invite the viewers to a dialogue on the consumerist approach to art. Londo&ntilde;o&rsquo;s project will introduce us to the mechanisms of the functioning of the Bogota art scene. </div> <br /> <div><strong>BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Adriana Salazar</strong> (born 1980) &ndash; interdisciplinary artist, who works with installation, sculpture and painting. In her art, she focuses on recognising the limits between the natural and the artificial. Based on her observations, she creates kinetic art objects, which perform various impractical, sometimes absurd actions: a cigarette-smoking machine, a machine which tries to thread a needle, a crying machine. Her works are based on simple designs and executed manually, while their movements may seem clumsy.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Adriana Salazar has graduated in Fine Arts at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota and in Philosophy at the Javeriana University in Bogota. Her works have been shown at international exhibitions, festivals and art biennales in Europe, Asia, North and South America. She is a holder of a scholarship of the Akiyoshidai International Art Village in Japan and the Nordic Artists&rsquo; Centre in Norway. She lives and works in Bogota.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Alberto Lezaca</strong> de Paz creates contextual installations in which he uses construction materials and video projections, drawing on the aesthetics of applied design. His latest works focus on utopian visions of 1930s modernist architecture and their links to the current state of urban landscape.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In recent years, Alberto Lezaca de Paz has participated in collective exhibitions such as Enfrentamiento, Laboratorio de Arte Espacio-G, Valparaiso, Chile (2011), Muestra de V&iacute;deo Enfrentamiento, Ateli&ecirc; 397, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brasil (2011), Gran Enciclopedia Ac&eacute;mila, Galer&iacute;a Facultad de Artes ASAB, Bogota, Colombia (2011). He has recently participated in a residency programme at the Gaswork gallery in London (2012). He lives and works in Bogota.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jaime &Aacute;vila</strong> (born 1967) combines painting, photography and drawing in his art. For &Aacute;vila, his art is a pretext to draw attention to social and economic problems affecting Latin American countries. For example, in his project 4th World &ndash; Five Cubic Meters, he demonstrated the destructive force of poverty along with the chaotic urban building development of seven Latin American cities.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Jaime &Aacute;vila Ferrera represented Colombia at international festivals and exhibitions, e.g. in Brazil, England and the United States (e.g. The Boston Arts Academy). Avila is one of the most influential artists of his generation. He lives and works in Bogota.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Andr&eacute;s R. Londo&ntilde;o</strong> &ndash; a painter and draughtsman &ndash; combines various styles in his works, creating painterly contextual installations. He experiments with various techniques and materials. In his works, he takes a critical view of the art circles both in Colombia and Europe.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Andr&eacute;s R. Londo&ntilde;o obtained his B.A at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota. He is currently finishing his M.A. studies in Art in the Urban Space at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He has numerous exhibitions under his belt, e.g. at the Alliance Fran&ccedil;aise, Colombo American Centre and Pereira Art Museu. Londo&ntilde;o currently lives and works in Weimar and Berlin.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The artists invited to take part in the exhibition have developed subtle alphabet to talk about social aspects of being inhabitant of Bogota. The Vision of Colombia offers a different view on this urban narration. The films presented within the screening interrogate social issues such as drug mafia, violence, paramilitary organizations, it shows the country through the eye of the artist, Beatriz Gonz&aacute;lez. The screening will create an interesting background, it will provide the Polish audience with the opportunity to understand the strategy of the young generation of Colombian artists.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The complex socio-political panorama of Colombia during the last six decades has been continuously reflected in the cinema of this country, particularly in its documentaries. This short screening neither pretends nor can possibly encompass all the aspects of such complicated reality. However, &nbsp;this selection &nbsp;focuses on the particular vision of the directors on the re-current themes that Colombia invokes in the public conscience: &nbsp;the violence of armed conflict, its aftermath and drug trafficking. &nbsp;But more than anything, &nbsp;the documentaries in this selection depict an almost magical capacity of the reinvention and survival of Colombian people, &nbsp;so often mentioned and celebrated in the work of their most renowned writer &ndash; Gabriel Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </div> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:54:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Sigbjorn Bratlie - Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art - November 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>R&oslash;bot&aring;</strong>&nbsp;is a fictitious story about &ldquo;the Northernmost Pole&rdquo; in Norway and his job in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Employed as a security guard at the local art gallery, he defends its visitors against polar bears. The film is the result of eight months of intensive Polish studies undertaken by Sigbj&oslash;rn Bratlie.</div> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">Taking the protagonist of the film along with him, the artist embarks on a journey to the remote Arctic. From a viewpoint at 79&deg; degrees north, Sigbj&oslash;rn Bratlie presents the modern world with his typical, humoristic manner. His protagonist not only lives in extremely harsh conditions but his major job is to defend the visitors of the Contemporary Art Gallery against polar bears. We learn about his dilemmas and the specificity of the cold Arctic, as we accompany him through the island&rsquo;s capital, Longyearbyen. We see rough, polar but at the same time majestic landscapes. The film impresses by its purity and symmetry of composition.</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">With the help of &ldquo;the Northernmost Pole&rdquo; in Norway, the artist attempts to understand the meaning of emigration. We observe the main character almost as if through a magnifying glass. He surprises us with his ability to adapt to the tremendously difficult conditions in the far North. As we follow him we ask ourselves the question about the limits of our quest for &lsquo;a better world.&rsquo; His story almost resembles a spiritual journey, a journey to the inside of oneself.</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">The Svalbard Treaty allows more than 40 nations to enjoy the same rights of access and residence. It is a unique place, with an international community, characterised by a flow of people but moreover by temporality. Everyone who settles here must serve a purpose.</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">The setting of this nearly monochromatic film takes place in the very moment when the last rays of the sun reach the valley where Longyearbyen is located. The sun will soon be gone for months and the town will disappear in the midst of polar night. Nature that we see in the film impresses with its simplicity and drama, while its threats paradoxically become a way of life for our protagonist.</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;"><strong>Sigbjorn Bratlie</strong></div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">Works with painting, video, installation, performance and photography. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2002. He lives and works in Norway. His works were exhibited in numerous individual as well as group exhibitions in Norway, Germany, UK, Ireland and Lithuania. His art practice has a conceptual and analytical undertone. A key ingredient to his way of working is what he likes to call &lsquo;the artist as anti-hero&rsquo;, an artist who desperately tries to create profound, deep-felt and ground-breaking work. This strategy accounts for a lot of humour in his work, a strategy that allows him to see serious matters from an unexpected angle.</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma;">The project was carried out during an artist residency at Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art.</div> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:02:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Műcsarnok - November 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>In considering the urban space, the environment that results from human intervention, as a system, the variable that characterizes its degree of disorder &ndash; the entropy of the city &ndash; is also determinable. The occurrence of events that cause interference in the system leads to an increase in entropy, e. g. in <strong>Clemens von Wedemeyer</strong>&rsquo;s video installation, a museum is on fire. The degree of entropy is smaller if the outcome of the unfolding scenario is predictable, as in the case of the never ending, Sisyphean struggle of the Volkswagen beetle against the hill, which towers above it in <strong>Francis Al&yuml;s</strong>&rsquo; work.<br /><br /> The works of contemporary video art presented at the next exhibition of Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest commemorate real or virtual urban spaces. The selection of artworks from world renowned artists explores the city and the built environment, as well as the often tense, conflict-ridden, and paradoxical relationship of society and the individual to these.<br /> <br /> <strong>The Julia Stoschek Collection</strong> is an international private collection of contemporary artwork, with its primary focus on time-based media. The collection, which was made public in 2007, mainly contains video works, installations and photos by internationally acknowledged artists. Each year, new works are selected from the collection and put on view in the exhibition space at its location, in D&uuml;sseldorf, as well as at outside venues. After the Műcsarnok exhibition, the material will be presented at the Zentrum f&uuml;r Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), in Karlsruhe. <br /><br /> Műcsarnok is the first to exhibit the iconic pieces of the <strong>Julia Stoschek Collection</strong> in Central Eastern Europe. The fresh, large-scale installations and projected images of the exhibition reflect on the present and bring into view individual details of contemporary urban existence. The works expose the unfolding of nature under human influence through video footage shot in such locations as Cyprus, Germany, Mexico and the United States, as well as in virtual spaces. <br /><br /> The exhibition features work from different generations of artists, from pieces produced in recent years by young, Swedish artist <strong>Klara Lid&eacute;n</strong> and Berlin-based <strong>Cyprien Gaillard</strong> to works created by <strong>Gordon Matta-Clark</strong> and <strong>Robert Smithson</strong> in the 1970s. <br /><br /> The exhibition spaces of the Műcsarnok feature artwork by <strong>Francis Al&yuml;s, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Lonnie van Brummelen, Cao Fei, Tobias Zielony, Andro Wekua, Helen Marten, Cyprien Gaillard, Klara Lid&eacute;n, Gordon Matta-Clark</strong> and <strong>Robert Smithson</strong>. All in all, 26 works by 11 artists are displayed. The combined length of video footage is over eight hours.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:05:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Poklong Anading - Silverlens Singapore - November 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Contemporary Filipino artist <strong>Poklong Anading</strong> trains his camera on the structures, buildings and other vertical elements of the built city, not to showcase architecture but to re-appropriate what is left of nature in the spaces between them -- slivers of light, cropped visions of the sky framed in the contours and outlines of the buildings themselves.</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:00:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list - St-Art - November 22nd, 2013 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM <h3>Public opening hours</h3> <p>Friday, November 22nd / 11am &ndash; 9pm <br />Saturday, November 23rd / 11am &ndash; 8pm <br />Sunday, November 24th / 11am &ndash; 8pm <br />Monday, November 25th / 11am &ndash; 7pm</p> <h3 class="second-title">Prices</h3> <p>Normal Rate: 12 Euro<br /> Reduced Rate: 10 Euro</p> <h3>Galleries</h3> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ARTHUS GALERIEN</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">CASCADE ART SPACE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">SYRLIN-GALERIE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">BADEN-ART-GALERIE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">MARIO BERMEL</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">HMquadrat</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">DS GALERIE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE LIBRE COURS / MARTINE EHMER</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ANQUIN'S GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">EL QUATRE, BARCELONA</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">MARIA AGUILAR</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ESPIRAL</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ESPAI LLU&Iacute;S RIBAS</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">J.P. 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mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE BERTRAND GILLIG</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE NICOLE GOGAT</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GREEN FLOWERS ART GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE KAHN</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE LA PAIX</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE MATHIEU</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">MONTEOLIVETO GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">RICHARD NICOLET</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">NORTY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE STARC</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">TWENTYTWO GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">3 CERISES SUR UNE ETAGERE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ARTNEXT</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ARTNEW GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE CHANTAL BAMBERGER</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE VIRGINIE BARROU PLANQUART</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">BOCCARA</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE BOYRIE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE BR&Ucirc;LEE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">EDITIONS REMY BUCCIALI</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">CHAM'ART</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE CORTADE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE ELIZABETH COUTURIER</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">CHRISTOPHE FLEUROV</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">PASCAL GABERT</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE JEAN GRESET</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE YVES IFFRIG</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">CONVERGENCES - INTUITI</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIES JORDAN ET SEYDOUX</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE KIWIOR</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">MAISON D'ART</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE NOOR ARTS</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">RADIAL art contemporain</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE SALTIEL</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE SCHWAB BEAUBOURG</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">CLARA SCREMINI GALLERY </span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">T-GALERIE-BUBBLEART</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE VIECELI</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE AUDET</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">CHAM'ART</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALERIE MADER</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">PETALOUDA ART GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ARKIVIO GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">GALLERIA FORNI</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">STEFANO FORNI</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">PALMA ARTE</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ARIONTE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">NFF JAPON</span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">ZAHORIAN &amp; CO GALLERY</span></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:05:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Diana Al-Hadid - Akron Art Museum - November 23rd, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid&rsquo;s monumental sculpture <em>Nolli&rsquo;s Orders</em> intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint. <em>Nolli&rsquo;s Orders</em> was inspired by sources ranging from Italian and Northern Renaissance painting to Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Its title refers to the eighteenth century Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli, who is known for the iconic map of Rome that he completed in 1748. Al-Hadid was born in 1981 in Aleppo Syria and currently lives and works in New York City.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:53:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Group Show - Akron Art Museum - November 23rd, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p><em>Multiplicity</em> showcases more than 80 prints by modern and contemporary American artists working in an exciting variety of media. Drawn from the outstanding collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition demonstrates how artists today engage with the unique qualities of printmaking processes. Paintings and sculptures by a number of the artists featured, including Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Al Held, and Kiki Smith will be on view in the museum&rsquo;s Haslinger collection galleries, allowing visitors to better understand the scope of those artists&rsquo; creative output. The variety of innovative approaches artists use to create prints is apparent in works by such artists as Louise Bourgeouis, Jim Dine, Barbara Kruger, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, and Kara Walker.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:57:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Sean Kerr - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki - November 23rd, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p>Sean Kerr is the latest artist to take over the Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre with his hands-on installation for all ages, <em>What's It Doing?</em></p> <p>Step inside <em>What's It Doing?</em> and explore where ideas come from, what an artist does with those ideas, and how we as an audience participate and respond. Have a go activating Sean Kerr's 'idea machine', watch as the giant eyes follow your every move, and play with placards that explore the artist's practice.</p> <p>'<em>What's It Doing?</em> is fully interactive, encouraging people to enjoy quality time with their family, while also having fun engaging with art,' says Community Learning Coordinator Meg Nicoll.</p> <p>The installation draws on artist Sean Kerr's previous works, which often included ill-mannered scenarios and misbehaving machines that owed as much to communication theory as to slapstick comedy, and which explored both social and technological relationships.</p> <p>Sean says by playfully intertwining, unpacking and opening up these thoughts and processes, Gallery visitors will be invited to think about the ideas behind the work.</p> <p>'The audience will also be encouraged to reflect on the limits of interactivity and interaction, as well as the methods used to create art works.'</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:21:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list Brook Adams, Mimi Feldman - BLEICHER/GOLIGHTLY/GORMAN - November 23rd, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <h1 dir="ltr">Magic Hour</h1> <p dir="ltr">Featuring Brooke Adams and Mimi Feldman</p> <p dir="ltr">Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23rd, 7-10 pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Show Duration: November 23rd-December 7th<img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/qGUSZU64Xlv98mjpd_rgk13-ZgnA2rC1RTk81RFGtNGh2dSBk0hF2TXbJoTcOb44_uBTNS72nrX4w5R-vPIezuYQ_K_COHIVp1n602-fNq3Kb_9QdQPXjic" alt="" width="189px;" height="152px;" /><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/GQfexSwmhwwHVwEbTV08fLXH3OfTbSETR2FtpaFGOyj40usM07LdXcjI0nzI-0jAAyKXPY9vEUVL1rvYgZkbhk-SKQmvaouAnqhxvFrQ8-xSqCguK2zyDds" alt="" width="178px;" height="150px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr">Location: bG and Hamilton Galleries, Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 <a href="tel:%2B1%20310%20451%209983" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">+1 310 451 9983</a> Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 12-6pm Thursday-Saturday 12-10pm<a href="http://bgartdealings.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> bgArtGalleries.com</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Press contact: Kate Gjerde <a href="mailto:manager@bgartdealings.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">manager@bgartdealings.com</a> <a href="tel:%2B1%20310%20451%209983" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">+1 310 451 9983</a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Hamilton Galleries and bG Gallery are very pleased to present Magic Hour, a collection of new artwork by Brooke Adams and Mimi Feldman. &nbsp;The Magic Hour occurs when sunlight is near the horizon, and the light becomes otherworldly. &nbsp;Brooke and Mimi's paintings each evoke the warm character of light in the metaphysical world. &nbsp;Inspired by her lead role in "Days of Heaven," Brooke 's paintings capture the luminosity of the land and beautifully shadowed figures brought to light by this magical time of day. &nbsp;Luminous jewel tones juxtaposed against cold pastels amplify the conflicting feelings of contentment and danger that Mimi&rsquo;s paintings conjure, &nbsp;emotions that comprise some of life&rsquo;s most magical hours.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:45:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ew/Events/list