ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Alikhaan Abdollahi, Mohammad Ariyaei - XVA Gallery Al Fahidi - April 30th - June 7th Thu, 05 May 2016 18:59:32 +0000 Morteza Zahedi - XVA Gallery Al Fahidi - March 13th - April 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">In his upcoming solo exhibition&nbsp;<em>Toy Story 2&nbsp;</em>Morteza Zahedicontinues the exploration of materials and themes introduced in his 2012 exhibition<em>&nbsp;Toy Story 1.&nbsp;</em>The exhibition comprises a variety of mediums including a large number of works on paper, bronze and acrylic sculptures and installations using neon and found objects.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Morteza Zahedi evokes memories of our early childhood by repurposing the items fromthat period of our lives. Upcycling the surplus, the rubbish and the forgotten, and transforming them into raw material for artwork that is both conceptual and beautiful.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although many of the objects may not immediately be recognizable to the viewer they do have a reminiscent quality which helps us to identify how those objects mayhave affected us at a certain point in our past. The thing that gives a child hope is something that brings joy, such as toys, this is particularly poignant now, during a time where thousands of children are being displaced.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Being an award winning children&rsquo;s illustrator Zahedi understands that the most complex issues can be communicated through such simplicity. His work, which one could describe as extremely quirky, delivers a straightforward message. It touches our most innocent, childish selves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Toy Story 2 will open on the 13th of March 2016 and will coincide with the Sikka Art fair.&nbsp;The exhibition will run until the 27th&nbsp;of April 2016.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:55:08 +0000 MP5 - Wunderkammern - February 20th - March 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">MP5 is one of the most promising and versatile artists of the moment. Born in Naples, she studied theatrical scenography in Bologna and animation at the Wimbledon School of Art in London. Very active in the European underground and counterculture scene, MP5 has closely linked her work during the last decade to the queer and feminist movement. From her scenography studies comes a close and lasting relationship with the experimental theater, mostly evident in her audio/video installations, and which continues to influence undoubtedly also her outdoor interventions. Her images in black and white give shape to contemporary myths that underlie a critical and politically engaged vision of reality. She works either on posters, illustrations for newspapers, drawings, video animations or creating public mural works. Her artworks have been exhibited in relevant national and international festivals and art institutions, such as the <strong>XII Biennal of European and Mediterranean Young Artists</strong>, the <strong>Triennale di Milano</strong> and the <strong>MACRO</strong>. She has collaborated in the UK with <strong>Lazarides</strong>&nbsp;gallery and in France with the designer and gallerist <strong>Agn&egrave;s B</strong>. She was one of the Italian artists invited to the<strong>&nbsp;La Tour 13 project&nbsp;in Paris</strong>. Her works have been appeared in numerous international publications including<strong> Le Monde Diplomatique, Vogue, Wooster Collective, Juxtapoz.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The solo exhibition <em>Of Changes</em> </strong>will be an exploration of the concepts of <em>randomness</em> and <em>chaos</em>. As psychiatrist and theorist C.G. Jung underlines, Western Science is based on the concept of causality considered as axiomatic truth: everything has an explanation and a cause according to consolidated Natural Laws. This vision is however opposed to the Eastern philosophy, that conceives the whole as an accumulation of the single components, and where randomness and exceptions are taken in consideration. One of the pillars of Eastern thought is the <em>I-Ching</em>, also known as the Book of Changes, one of the oldest Chinese texts dating back to 2000 years B.C. Method of divination and basis of the philosophy of Chaos, the book is meant to represent all possible states of change in the cosmos and human life. The Book of Changes represents for MP5 a starting point for a new interpretation of reality, that becomes in her artworks a reflection on the political crisis in the cultural and psychological spheres of the Western world.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">MP5&rsquo;s project will consist in an exhibition, an outdoor intervention, an audio-video performance and a publication. At Wunderkammern, MP5 will present new artworks produced specifically for the show <em>Of Changes</em>: works on wood, works on paper and installations. The artist will do an outdoor intervention in the Torpignattara neighborhood in Rome. An audio-video performance will be held during the opening event, and the new book <em>Changes</em> will be presented in preview on this occasion. </p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:52:35 +0000 Robert Proch - Wunderkammern - April 16th - June 11th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wunderkammern is pleased to present Crossing the Line, first show in Italy by Polish artist Robert Proch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Proch (born in 1986 in Bydgoszcz, Poland) is undoubtedly one the most promising talents of the emerging Polish contemporary art scene. With a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, city where he lives and works, he has already exhibited with solo shows in key art galleries such as Lazarides (London, 2014), Openspace (Paris, 2013 and in 2015 at the Bastille Design Center) and The Outsiders (Newcastle, 2012). Proch has also participated in group shows at the Puteaux City Hall gallery (Puteaux, France, 2014), Whitewalls (San Francisco, 2013), and Thinkspace (Los Angeles, 2012).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The art of Robert Proch is an experiment of the imagination. He creates impressive visions, half-way between abstraction and figuration. The artist draws inspiration from daily life events and the urban environment that he reduces to their essential elements to create a geometric vision in which the human figure is suspended in a complex and fragmented world. Like in a deconstructed and metaphorical architecture, the final visual appearance of his images is characterized by an inspiring unpredictability and a controlled chaos. Inside these fictional landscapes he creates imaginary narratives: often isolated figures, or estranged from each other, in a precarious balance between what could or would never happen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Despite their technological and instantaneous aspect, Robert Proch doesn&rsquo;t use photography or digital production to create his images. He takes inspiration from direct life experiences, which he then reassembles through his memories and combines with free and spontaneous creation on the canvas or wall. This spontaneity is, as the artist states, what makes the process of creating so interesting. Time is an important aspect in Proch&rsquo;s work. Nevertheless, in spite of the great aesthetic dynamism, Proch&rsquo;s figures seem paralyzed, suspended in an uncertain moment and space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Modern human condition, inaction and freedom are the concepts that will be explored in Robert Proch&rsquo;s exhibition at Wunderkammern, &ldquo;Crossing the Line&rdquo;. According to the artist, people are influenced by numerous factors that condition their lives and actions: everyday needs, repeated daily gestures or pressures of the majority. Freedom seems an utopian ideal, still we always seek for it. But sometimes a breaking point happens in which we are able to see clearly and take a free action, take a step further; we cross the line. However not taking this step can lead to a frustration that can degenerate in destructive tendencies. The artist portrays imagined personalities in this critical state of mind, on the thin line that separates the two conditions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For &ldquo;Crossing the Line&rdquo; Robert Proch will present new artworks on canvas and drawings, all created specifically for the show at Wunderkammern. The artist will be present at the opening.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:48:55 +0000 Francesca Berrini, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley - Waterstone Gallery - May 31st - July 3rd Thu, 05 May 2016 18:45:35 +0000 Ann Lindsay, Joseph Conrad - Waterstone Gallery - May 3rd - May 29th Thu, 05 May 2016 18:41:37 +0000 Scott C. Johnson - Waterstone Gallery - April 5th - May 1st Thu, 05 May 2016 18:43:47 +0000 José Julio Martínez, Ricardo Morales-Hernández - Walter Otero Contemporary Art - April 14th - May 30th <p class="font_8" style="font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;">Walter Otero Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the exhibition All Things New by Jos&eacute; Julio Mart&iacute;nez and Ricardo Morales Hern&aacute;ndez opening on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pm in the contemporary art space located in #402 Ave. Constituci&oacute;n Puerta de Tierra, San Juan. &nbsp; </p> <p class="font_8" style="text-align: justify;">All Things New, a double solo shows presents the works of Jos&eacute; Julio Mart&iacute;nez and Ricardo Morales-&shy;‐Hern&aacute;ndez. For this exhibition, in their own formal language each artist develops the concept of contemplation, representation and perception of the landscape that surrounds us. Mart&iacute;nez with his plein air practice retires to rural areas in order to choose the desired landscape to depict on canvas. As he visits different forests in Puerto Rico, the artist approaches his surroundings with empathy, focusing on the life and energy that inhabits the selected space. Through loose brushstrokes and thick layers of oil paint, Mart&iacute;nez work is a testimony to his experiences with nature. On the other hand, Ricardo Morales-Hern&aacute;ndez in diverse formats creates drawings and paintings where paradisiac imagery is transcribed evoking musical notations, real and imagined flora that reminisce their tropical surroundings. Throughout his work the artist is able to solve with simplicity the relationship of life and biodiversity overcoming his worldview of infinite complexities. </p> <p class="font_8" style="text-align: justify;">Jos&eacute; Julio Mart&iacute;nez, emerging Puerto Rican artist graduated from the university of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus with a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in painting. Mart&iacute;nez work mainly focuses on landscapes as the main subject matter. In these he references the work of the impressionist and postimpressionists as well as current tendencies in painting. Selected as one of the artists to exhibit in Artejangueo in the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, 2016. He participated in the XVI edition of the Muestra Nacional, exhibition by the Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, 2015.&nbsp; </p> <p class="font_8" style="text-align: justify;">The work of Ricardo Morales-Hern&aacute;ndez depicts a personal, political and cosmic story by means of analogue, digital and biological processes. Morales-Hern&aacute;ndez work on occasions is developed by collaborative efforts of volunteers throughout the Internet and traveling workshops in Europe and Latin America. He has been recipient of multiple awards, grants and residencies, among them: Center of Photography CPW,NY-Andy Warhol Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts y Center for Image Science en Austria, entre otros.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:36:34 +0000 Ofer Rotem - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - June 23rd - October 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Ofer Rotem&rsquo;s graphite-on-paper drawings exist in two parallel worlds. The general appearance seems purely realistic; on closer inspection, however, his viewers are about to be surprised: some of the drawings reveal a whole underground world of dwarves, demons and strange monsters hiding among the bushes and grass. Concurrently, Rotem explores scribbles, lines and stains, and feverishly examines reflections in glass (in shop windows and train stations).</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">ציוריו של עפר רותם, בעיפרון&ndash;גרפיט על נייר, מתקיימים בשני עולמות מקבילים. הדימוי הכללי נראה, לכאורה, ריאליסטי טהור. אבל מבט מעמיק יותר, מקרוב, מגלה במקצת הציורים עולם שלם, תת&ndash;קרקעי, של גמדים, שדים ומפלצות מוזרות הנחבאים, כביכול, בין השיחים והעשבים ובמקומות אחרים.<br /> בד בבד, חוקר רותם את עולם השרבוט, הקו והכתם. הוא מרבה להתבונן, מתוך עמלנות כמעט קדחתנית, בהשתקפויות בזכוכית (בחלונות ראווה, בתחנות רכבת וכדומה). למתבונן בציוריו מצפות הפתעות.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:21:18 +0000 David Tartakover - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - June 3rd - October 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">David Tartakover (b. 1944, Israel Prize for Design, 2002) has been collecting images and texts from all junctions of Israeli culture and current affairs for decades, harnessing them to constructing gaping reality images that are swept away into the 1967 watershed. The exhibition presents posters made in response to cultural processes and current affairs alongside drawings and work diaries revealing thoughts, frames of reference, formulation of images and ideas at work.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">זה ארבעה עשורים אוסף דוד טרטקובר (נ' חיפה, 1944; חתן פרס ישראל, 2002) דימויים וטקסטים מכל פינות התרבות והאקטואליה הישראלית. את חומריו אלה הוא רותם להערות פרשניות, תמונות מציאות פעורות הנגרפות בכל ממדיהן אל קו פרשת המים של 1967. התערוכה המקיפה מתמקדת בכרזות שיצר בתגובה לאירועי אקטואליה ובהתייחס לתהליכים בתרבות המקומית. לצדן מוצגים רישומים ומבחר מתוך "הספרים השחורים" &mdash; יומנים החושפים הלכי רוח וחשיבה, מסגרות התייחסות ותהליכי גיבוש של דימויים ורעיונות ביצירתו משנות השבעים ואילך.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:19:07 +0000 Nir Evron - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - June 22nd - October 24th <div class="txt"> <p>Nir Evron focuses on historical events and locations, on processes of recollection and questions of representation. The exhibition presents a trilogy of video and film surveying sites on the West Bank: one seemingly frozen in time; another&mdash;deserted in the midst of construction; and the third offering hope for a utopic regional future. Also screened are two films made in former detention facilities: a German sanatorium, locations in French Guiana and Devil&rsquo;s Island.<br /> <br /> The exhibition was sponsored by the Israel Lottery Council for Culture &amp; Arts</p> <p><img src="" alt="" width="45" height="43" /></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">עבודתו של האמן ניר עברון מתמקדת בחקר אתרים ואירועים היסטוריים, בתהליכי היזכרות ובשאלות של ייצוג. בתערוכה מוצגת טרילוגיה של עבודות וידאו ופילם מהשנים 2014-2009 הסוקרת אתרים בנויים בגדה המערבית &mdash; האחד כמעט מושבת לחלוטין, כאילו קפא בזמן; השני ננטש באמצע הבנייה והשלישי, נושא הבטחה לעתיד אזורי אוטופי. כמו כן מוצגים שני סרטים מהזמן האחרון שצולמו באתרים מחוץ לישראל ששימשו בעבר מתקני כליאה. האחד, בסנטוריום בגרמניה והשני, בגיאנה הצרפתית ובמושבת העונשין אי השדים.<br /> <br /> התערוכה בחסות מועצת הפיס לתרבות ולאמנות</p> </div> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:17:19 +0000 Ydessa Hendeles - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - May 26th - October 24th <div class="txt"> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her exhibition-making and artistic practice, German-born Canadian artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles has often explored notions of difference and diversity, and the way representation and distortion, appropriation and assimilation can filter group and individual identities. From her wooden sleep..., first mounted at London&rsquo;s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2015 but now expanded in a site-specific installation for Israel, continues this exploration using art, artefacts, found objects and audio to create a unique, multi-gallery tableau vivant. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition was made possible thanks to support from the Sam Gorovoy Foundation, Wendy Fisher and the Kirsh Family Foundation</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Additional thanks to Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto and Calgary<br /> Audio recording by TACET Musikproduktion, Stuttgart</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">בתערוכותיה ובעשייתה האמנותית מרבה האמנית&ndash;אוצרת הקנדית ילידת גרמניה אידסה הנדלס לבחון כיצד שוני וגיוון, ייצוג וסילוף, אישור והטמעה יכולים למיין זהויות אם של קבוצה ואם של יחידים. התערוכה &mdash; שב&ndash;2015 הוצגה בפעם הראשונה במכון לאמנות בת זמננו, לונדון &mdash; ממשיכה בחקר זה מתוך שימוש באמנות, בחפצי אמנות, בחפצים מצויים ובאודיו, כדי ליצור בישראל "תמונה חיה" תלוית מקום המתפרשת על פני גלריות הביתן. <br /> <br /> התערוכה התאפשרה הודות לתמיכתה<br /> של קרן סם גורובוי, ונדי פישר וקרן<br /> משפחת קירש ותודות לברברה אדוארדס קונטמפוררי, טורונטו וקלגרי<br /> הקלטת האודיו, tacet Musikproduction, שטוטגרט<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><img src="" alt="" width="45" height="42" /></p> </div> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:15:08 +0000 - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - June 17th - November 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of Dada, presents 60 works from public and private collections from Israel and abroad of Dada and Lettrist artworks, sound poems and video clips, and works associated with the medieval mystic Abraham Abulafia, who served as inspiration to the Lettrist leader Isidore Isou and the Dada-affiliated poet Yvan Goll.</p> <div class="wrapper"> <h6 style="text-align: justify;">CREDITS:</h6> <p class="credits" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition and catalogue were made possible through the support of the David Berg Foundation, New York</p> <hr /> <p class="credits" style="text-align: right;">תערוכה לציון יובל המאה להיווסדה של תנועת הדאדא. 60 עבודות &mdash; מאוספים ציבוריים ופרטיים, מהארץ ומחוץ לה &mdash; של אמני דאדא ולטריזם, שירה פונטית, וידאו קליפים ויצירות בעלות זיקה למקובל הימי&ndash;ביניימי אברהם אבולעפיה ששימש מקור השראה למייסד הלטריזם, איזידור איזו, ולמשורר איוון גול המקורב לדאדא.</p> </div> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:11:00 +0000 Eli Gur Arie - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - May 18th - August 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Eli Gur Arie&rsquo;s exhibition relates to the possibility of an apocalyptic event and its ecological and biological consequences. Gur Arie builds survival surroundings with bio-mechanic elements to sustain the catastrophe&rsquo;s surviving hybrid creatures. He employs the aesthetic of a consumer society, similar to that of the advertising industry, both obsessed with the superficial, in order to formulate a critique of contemporary society.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">בתערוכתו של אלי גור אריה, העוסקת בסיכוי להתרחשותו של אירוע אפוקליפטי ובתוצאותיו האקולוגיות והביולוגיות, הוא בונה מרחב הישרדותי שיסודות ביו מכניים משמרים בו את חיי היצורים בני הכלאיים ששרדו לאחר האסון. גור אריה &mdash; כדי לנסח את ביקורתו על החברה בת זמננו &mdash; נוקט אסתטיקה של תרבות הצריכה, שכמו תעשיית הפרסום כפייתית בעיסוקה בשטחי.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:08:21 +0000 W. Eugene Smith - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - June 7th - October 29th <p>American photographer W. Eugene Smith (1918&ndash;1978) developed and perfected the concept of &rdquo;photo essay&ldquo; and created the model for &rdquo;humanistic photojournalism.&ldquo; Smith regarded the photograph as the last word and believed photography could lead to social change. His photo essays, published mostly in Life, documented forsaken and ill-fated locations in the USA and worldwide. The exhibition focuses on single images from his major documentary series, which epitomize his social and artistic commitment.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">ו' יוג'ין סמית (1978-1918), מבכירי הצלמים האמריקנים, פיתח ושכלל את המושג "כתבה מצולמת" ויצר את המודל ל"צילום עיתונות הומניסטי" מתוך אמונה שהתמונה היא המילה האחרונה, והצילום יכול להביא לידי שינוי חברתי. כתבותיו המצולמות, שהתפרסמו בעיקר בעיתון "לייף", תיעדו מקומות שכוחי אל ומוכי גורל בארצות הברית ובעולם. התערוכה מתמקדת בדימויים בודדים, מהסדרות התיעודיות המרכזיות שלו, המבליטים את מסירותו החברתית והאמנותית.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:08:00 +0000 Zik Group - Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - May 13th - November 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">The works of Zik Group, active in Israel since the 1980s, range between giant installations, burning performances, dance and movement, sculpture and paintings, music and sound. Minaret of Defence, a site-specific 25-meter tower designed especially for the Museum&rsquo;s Lightfall, represents the dramatic changes&mdash;physical-architectural as well as demographic and security ones&mdash;undergone by Tel Aviv, a city where the guarding/threatening towers of the IDF Rabin Camp stand alongside office towers and minarets.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: right;">עבודותיה של קבוצת זיק, קבוצת האמנים הוותיקה ביותר בארץ הפועלת מאז שנות השמונים, נעות בין מיצבי ענק, מיצגים בוערים, מחול ותנועה, פיסול וציור, מוזיקה וסאונד. "מסגד הביטחון" הוא מגדל של 25 מטרים שעוצב והורכב במיוחד למפל האור של מוזיאון תל אביב לאמנות ומייצג את השינוי הדרמטי &mdash; הן האדריכלי&ndash;פיזי והן הדמוגרפי והביטחוני &mdash; שחל בתל אביב, עיר של מגדלי הקריה השומרים/מאיימים, לצד בנייני המשרדים הרמים וצריחי המסגדים.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 18:03:16 +0000