ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Southampton City Art Gallery - May 2nd - May 2nd <p>This exhibition has been drawn from Southampton&rsquo;s outstanding collection of fine art and enhanced by important loans. It encompasses paintings, prints and drawings from the late eighteenth century to the present day and illustrates successive Romantic movements, a strong strand in British art history, that have emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. These include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth century, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Pastoral Etchers, Neo-Romantics and environmentally engaged contemporaries. <br /> <br /> Artists represented in this exhibition include William Holman Hunt, JMW Turner, Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan, Christopher Le Brun, Alan Rankle and Clare Woods.</p> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:16:07 +0000 Richard Deon - Daum Museum of Contemporary Art - February 6th, 2009 - June 7th, 2009 <p>During the past 20 years, Richard Deon has explored the visual style and methods employed by Textbook illustrators from the 1950s. These unsung artists sought to introduce school-aged children to public institutions, history, and politics through the use of easily graspable images and situations. Deon draws on their methods, arranging figures with implicit cultural connotations in situations that mimic the civic and didactic. However, he places viewers in puzzling territory, where the seemingly familiar describes &ldquo;an uneasy pictorial absurdity.&rdquo; Through aesthetic recontextualization, incuding isolation and dislocation, misidentification and nonsensical juxtapositions, the artist allows conflicting images and ideas to coexist without the hope of resolution. Deon will exhibit about 30 paintings, ranging from monumental banners (192 x 144 in.) to easel-sized canvases, as well as small-scaled digital prints from three graphic series.</p> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:26:45 +0000 Brian Bress, Lanny DeVuono, Laura Shill, Arne Svenson - MCA DENVER - February 5th - February 5th <p>MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER REVEALS WINTER EXHIBITION PROGRAM<br /><br />New exhibitions by artists Brian Bress, Arne Svenson and Denver artists Laura Shill and Lanny DeVuono<br /><br />This winter, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) welcomes to its galleries four artists: Brian Bress, Lanny DeVuono, Laura Shill, and Arne Svenson. Solo presentations of each artist&rsquo;s work open at the museum on February 20, 2016 and run through late spring. A survey of Bress&rsquo;s work includes video, sculpture, and works on paper. Lanny DeVuono&rsquo;s new Here and Elsewhere series transports viewers to an imagined extraterrestrial landscape. For her exhibition, Laura Shill will create a site-specific, soft-sculpture installation as well as present several photo-based series. Finally, Arne Svenson&rsquo;s 2012 photographic series, The Neighbors, considers the significance of privacy in the 21st century at the same time that it celebrates the cinematic drama of everyday life. Together, these exhibitions offer a glimpse at the range of contemporary artists&rsquo; practice today.<br /><br />Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends (2/20/16 - 7/3/16) <br />Critcal Focus: Lanny DeVuono (2/20/16 - 6/5/16)<br />Laura Shill: Phantom Touch (2/20/16 - 7/3/16) <br />Arne Svenson: The Neighbors (2/20/16 - 6/5/16)<br /><br />All four exhibitions will open on Friday, February 19, featuring a Patrons Preview from 6&ndash;8PM and an Opening Celebration from 8&ndash;10PM.<br /><br /></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:34:28 +0000 Piero GoliaPierre Huyghe, Mark Grotjahn, Jeff Wall, Christopher Williams - Nasher Sculpture Center - October 3rd, 2015 - February 7th <div id="dnn_ctr1228_View_lblShortDesc" class="shortDesc"> <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with architect Edwin Chan, artist Piero Golia has completely transformed the Nasher&rsquo;s Corner Gallery into a luxurious gathering space that integrates architecture, entertainment, and works of art by Pierre Huyghe, Mark Grotjahn, Jeff Wall, and Christopher Williams.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div id="dnn_ctr1228_View_lblDesc" class="longDesc"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Naples-born, Los Angeles-based artist Piero Golia has been described as a mastermind of monumental gestures and precise orchestration. In 2013 he opened&nbsp;<em>Chalet Hollywood</em>, arguably the most radical and ambitious representation of this characterization. Working with architect Edwin Chan, Golia transformed a storage area off of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles into a<em>gesamtkunstwerk</em>, or total work of art, integrating architecture, entertainment, and works of art by Pierre Huyghe, Mark Grotjahn, Jeff Wall and Christopher Williams. Golia&rsquo;s intent was to create a space of rare beauty that would gather visitors from the vast reaches of L.A. to meet in a luxurious environment that encouraged interaction and led to a more developed sense of community. For over a year on select evenings, Golia opened the&nbsp;<em>Chalet</em>&nbsp;to friends and visitors for gatherings that ranged from extravagantly large-scale to quiet and intimate. &nbsp;Golia designed these evenings with an unpredictable structure, mingling artists and celebrities, as a way to build a mythology around the&nbsp;<em>Chalet</em>&nbsp;and encourage meaningful interactions between visitors united by their shared experience in the space. After sixteen months of operation,&nbsp;<em>Chalet Hollywood</em>&nbsp;closed November 3rd, 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With the help of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Golia was able to resurrect the&nbsp;<em>Chalet</em>&nbsp;and bring it to Dallas in an effort to extend his utopian idea of community building through carefully orchestrated social gatherings. Again, Golia worked with Chan to reconfigure the architectural elements of the&nbsp;<em>Chalet Hollywood</em>&nbsp;to its new environment in the Nasher Corner Gallery. Reusing nearly all of the original elements from the Hollywood version, Chan has recreated the feeling of<em>Chalet Hollywood</em>&nbsp;into a space that is unique to Dallas, transforming the gallery into a warm and convivial environment with modular white oak furnishings, Venetian plaster walls, and textiles designed by Johnson Hartig.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also from Chalet Hollywood, Golia has included Pierre Huyghe&rsquo;s aquarium&mdash;an ecosystem of crabs and floating rocks; Mark Grotjahn&rsquo;s painting&nbsp;<em>Untitled (My Beautiful Brother Eric Baboon Face 43.30)</em>&nbsp;of 2011; &nbsp;Jeff Wall&rsquo;s photograph&nbsp;<em>A Sapling Supported by a Post&nbsp;</em>of 2000; and Christopher Williams&rsquo; piano, handed down from generations at the Kunstakademie D&uuml;sseldorf and rumored to have been played by Joseph Beuys, the father of social action as art, during his tenure as professor there in the 1960s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Chalet Dallas</em>&nbsp;follows a similar structure to its Hollywood predecessor. On certain evenings, it operates akin to a salon, where a wide range of guests and performers meet to experience whatever entertainment Golia has arranged for the evening. In addition, the Chalet will be accessible during the daytime as a place for museum visitors to gather, view the works of art, and experience the environment. On select Saturdays, public tours will highlight certain aspects of the evening gatherings, providing a sense of Chalet Dallas as not only a physical structure but also a space for myth-making and social engagement.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Chalet Dallas&nbsp;</em>has been made possible through the generous support of Christen and Derek Wilson, Nasiba and Thomas Hartland-Mackie, John Morace and Tom Kennedy, and Michael M. Corman and Kevin Fink. Generous support for the Chalet Hollywood was provided by an Anonymous donor, Meridee Williams, Fundaci&oacute;n /Colecci&oacute;n Jumex, and the Kayne Foundation. Thanks also to Green House Market /Michael and Robyn Siegel, KAVDRAT, and CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency Program for their support in the form of in-kind donations. Special recognition to Signature Millwork, Inc., Interior Plaster Design, and Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company.</p> </div> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:15:05 +0000 Ann Veronica Janssens - Nasher Sculpture Center - January 23rd - April 17th <div id="dnn_ctr1228_View_lblShortDesc" class="shortDesc" style="text-align: justify;">Over the past three decades, Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens (born 1956) has become best known as a light artist, working with spotlights, projections, fog, and other materials to create experiences heightening viewers&rsquo; perceptions of themselves and their surroundings.&nbsp;</div> <div id="dnn_ctr1228_View_lblDesc" class="longDesc"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing on scientific research, Janssens aims to create situations that can resemble laboratory experiments as much as works of art. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a question of provoking an experience of excess, of the surpassing of limits,&rdquo; she has explained, including &ldquo;situations of dazzlement,&rdquo; vertigo, speed, and even exhaustion among feelings that can bring us to threshold states of altered consciousness. Her use of light to create these sensations is contingent on architecture, and she often creates environments in which she can test the science of the eye with the manipulation of light within the space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Janssens&rsquo;s work exhibits formal affinities with minimalism and the California Light and Space movements of the 1960s and 70s, yet eschews their penchant for monumentality in favor of the intimate, subjective experience of the individual.&nbsp; Her exhibition for the Nasher offers a series of sculptural proposals that move the viewer from the entrance of the building to the garden. Projected washes and haloes of light greet visitors at the Nasher&rsquo;s entrance, and two types of sculptural objects occupy the Entrance Gallery. Lying directly on the floor, a steel I-beam more than twenty feet long, its top side ground smooth and polished to a mirror shine, offers dizzying reflections of the architectural surroundings. Sharing the entrance bay with the I-beam is a group of five glass cubes, Janssens&rsquo;s distinctive Aquariums, filled with a blend of liquids, including water and paraffin oil; the interactions between the liquids and the different ways they absorb and reflect light allow for striking and confounding visual effects.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the garden, visitors encounter a freestanding pavilion coated with, and named for, the three primary colors,&nbsp;<em>Blue, Red and Yellow</em>. Visitors who enter the pavilion will find it filled with artificial fog, a substance that interests Janssens as a way of giving sculptural form to light: &ldquo;Gazing at mist is an experience with contrasting effects.&nbsp; It appears to abolish all obstacles, materiality, the resistances specific to a given context, and at the same time, it seems to impart a materiality and tactility to light.&rdquo;&nbsp; As visitors move through the pavilion, they experience not only the profound disorientation prompted by losing all points of navigational reference; as light passes through the walls and ceilings, the fog becomes radiantly suffused with their colors, changing with the movement of the viewer and the shifting light of the sky.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center,&nbsp;<em>Ann Veronica Janssens</em>&nbsp;is the artist&rsquo;s first solo museum presentation in the United States.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:11:22 +0000 - Honolulu Museum of Art School - February 7th - February 15th <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Coming up this weekend at the Honolulu Museum of Art School will be the '3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement' as part of this year's POW! WOW! Hawai'i mural event.&nbsp;<br /><br />For the third iteration of Thinkspace's special exhibition for POW! WOW! Hawai'i, we have curated the largest survey of the New Contemporary Art Movement to ever take place in Hawaii (or just about anywhere else for that matter).<br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">This special exhibition will feature over 120 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via the internet, handpicked by one of the scene's most prolific galleries.<em><br /><br />"With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,"&nbsp;</em>Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><br />Featured installation from Aaron Li-Hill alongside 16&times;20" (40x50cm) works from:&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">1010<br />Aaron Li-Hill<br />Aaron Nagel<br />Adam Caldwell<br />Alex Garant<br />Alex Yanes<br />Amanda Marie<br />Andrew Schoultz<br />Anthony Clarkson<br />Apex<br />Baghead<br />Bec Winnel<br />Ben Frost<br />Benjamin Garcia<br />Brian Mashburn<br />Buff Monster<br />bumblebeelovesyou<br />C215<br />Carl Cashman<br />Casey Weldon<br />Cinta Vidal<br />Craig 'Skibs' Barker<br />Cryptik<br />Cyrcle<br />Daniel Bilodeau<br />Derek Gores<br />Drew Young<br />Dulk<br />Drew Leshko<br />Edwin Ushiro<br />Ekundayo<br />Erik Siador<br />Ernest Zacharevic<br />Esao Andrews<br />Faith47<br />Felipe Pantone<br />Fintan Magee<br />Francesco Lo Castro<br />Frank Gonzales<br />Fumi Nakamura<br />Gaia<br />Germs<br />Greg Mike<br />Haroshi<br />Henrik Aa. Uldalen<br />Hilary White<br />Hueman<br />Hula<br />Icy and Sot<br />Isaac Cordal<br />Jacub Gagnon<br />Jaime Molina (aka Cuttyup)<br />James Marshall (aka Dalek)<br />Jana &amp; JS<br />Jeremy Hush<br />Jim Houser<br />Joel Daniel Phillips<br />Kamea Hadar<br />Kari-Lise Alexander<br />Kelly Vivanco<br />Ken Flewellyn<br />KiSung Koh<br />Kojiro Takakuwa<br />Kozyndan<br />Kukula<br />Kyle Stewart<br />Lauren YS<br />Low Bros<br />Luke O'Sullivan<br />Marco Mazzoni<br />Mario Belem<br />Mark Dean Veca<br />Mark Warren Jacques<br />Martin Whatson<br />Meggs<br />Nevercrew<br />Nosego<br />Okuda<br />Onur<br />Ozabu<br />Peter Adamyan<br />Ratur<br />Reka<br />Ricky Lee Gordon (aka Freddy Sam)<br />Risk<br />Robbie Conal<br />Sarah Joncas<br />Sckaro<br />Scott Listfield<br />Sean Mahan<br />Sean Newport<br />Sean Norvet<br />Sepe<br />Seth Armstrong<br />Sheryo<br />Slick<br />Slinkachu<br />Snik<br />Stephanie Buer<br />Stinkfish<br />Tatiana Suarez<br />Telmo Miel<br />Tony Philippou<br />Tran Nguyen<br />Troy Lovegates (aka Other)<br />Usugrow<br />Wes21<br />Woes<br />X-O<br />Yok<br />Yosuke Ueno<br />Zio Ziegler&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <div style="text-align: justify;">For all the latest on the mural festival and surrounding events, please check:&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href=";c=ZpBTENlEH69vT9mTNeZxOoRimJZNWJqUbCLYqvQppgxYUXt_H69Kng==&amp;ch=SziJ58YPfhjydq9ubymdsr2fT6XIxG78Qz_euG7hyBRyd5V6e1P5pw==" shape="rect" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:51:54 +0000 Gary Metz - Southeast Museum of Photography - February 24th - May 14th <p><strong>Exhibition Opening Reception:</strong> Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m.</p> <p>The late Gary Metz&rsquo;s <em>Quaking Aspen: a Lyric Complaint</em> challenged the first 100 years of landscape photography by taking it out of the national parks and replacing the scenic with the vernacular of the everyday American landscape. Now, 40 years later, this work is as powerful and relevant as ever, resonating with current interest in ecology and the everyday.</p> <p><strong>For more information:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, 386-506-4475.</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:31:21 +0000 Donald Groscost, David Burdeny, Jeremy Holmes - Heather Gaudio Fine Art - March 5th - April 9th <p><strong>Heather Gaudio Fine Art </strong>is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition &ldquo;Defying Perceptions&rdquo; to be held March 5 - April 9, 2016. The show will feature engaging interpretations of imagery, perspective and spatial relations as seen through works by <strong>Donald Groscost</strong>, <strong>David Burdeny</strong> and <strong>Jeremy Holmes</strong>. All are welcome to attend the opening reception held for the artists on Saturday, March 5th, 4-7pm.</p> <p><strong>About the artists:</strong></p> <p>New York based artist <strong>Donald Groscost </strong>creates large paintings that challenge the viewer&rsquo;s perception of the traditional medium.&nbsp; His formal investigation of abstraction is as much about its painterly application as the process of image simulation in our digitized era. By applying and scraping away layers of pigment over and over again onto a prepared surface, Groscost&rsquo;s paintings wondrously achieve a depth and texture with an incredibly smooth finish.&nbsp; His oils on canvas deceivingly appear to be created by some form of virtual media, with a vibrancy of palette that only heightens the impression of a mechanically transmitted image.&nbsp; Groscost has had an extensive artistic career and has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the United States.&nbsp; He has a broad collector base worldwide, is a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant recipient and has taught and lectured in many notable universities, museums and other institutions here and abroad. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The show will also debut <strong>David Burdeny&rsquo;s </strong>most recent body of work, a series of aerial photographs depicting salt fields in Western Australia, Utah and the Mojave Desert.&nbsp; These abstracted images explore the spaces where nature and man-made structures come together, forming unexpected and sublime colorations. &nbsp; The elevated and angular perspectives combined with Burdeny&rsquo;s training in architecture and design make for compositions where light renders wonderful, even otherworldly imagery.&nbsp; Burdeny&rsquo;s work is in many private and public collections, he has enjoyed over 40 solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad in the last decade.&nbsp; He is also a three-time winner of the IPA Photographer of the Year Award, and the recipient of many other photography prizes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Providing a counter aesthetic to the photographs and paintings displayed in the show are wood sculptures created by <strong>Jeremy Holmes.&nbsp; </strong>Soaking 20-foot planks of natural wood in water and using traditional woodworking techniques, Holmes bends, twists and joins the rigid material to form stunning ribbons and swirls that are free-standing or mounted to the walls. Working with an array of wood species, stains and palettes, his sculptures, or three-dimensional line drawings, can vary in tonality and feel.&nbsp; They can be more grounded in nature and the familiar, or can have more intense and eye-popping modernist saturations. Holme&rsquo;s spatial creations can also occupy entire rooms in site-specific work.&nbsp; An emerging artist whose career has been on the rise since he earned his BFA in sculpture, Holmes has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Heather Gaudio Fine Art </strong>specializes in emerging and established artists, offering painting, works on paper, photography and sculpture. The gallery provides a full-range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection, to securing secondary market material, to assisting with framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. The six exhibitions offered every year are designed to present important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday; 10:30am to 5:30pm; and by appointment.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:58:30 +0000 Fred Stein - Southeast Museum of Photography - February 24th - May 15th <p><strong>Opening Reception and Lecture with Fred Stein&rsquo;s son, Peter Stein:</strong><br />Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m.<br /> <br />Fred Stein was an early champion of street and documentary photography recognized for his iconic images of life in Paris and New York from the 1930&rsquo;s through the early 1960&rsquo;s as well as portraits of important writers, artists, scientists and celebrities of the time, such as Albert Einstein, Salvador Dal&iacute;, and Marlene has only been in more recent years that his work is getting the recognition it deserves as an important and insightful record of city-life during a pivotal moment in history.</p> <p>The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, 386-506-4475.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:53:19 +0000 Tomas Lundgren - Färgfabriken Stockholm - January 30th - March 6th <p>The 2016 Beckers Art Award winner, Tomas Lundgren (b. 1985) took his BFA in fine arts at&nbsp;the Art Academy in Malm&ouml; and his MFA at the Valand Academy in G&ouml;teborg. He was awarded Fredik Roos Scholarship in 2014 and was shown in connection with this at the Moderna Museet in Malm&ouml;. He has also participated in group exhibitions at G&ouml;teborgs Konsthall, Malm&ouml; Konsthall and the Gothenburg Museum of Art. He is represented in the collections at the Moderna Museet and Gothenburg Museum of Art.</p> <p>Jury's Statement&nbsp;<br /><em>In Tomas Lundgren's artwork, we can always glimpse a reference image. He works almost exclusively with old photographs, portraits or pictures of people, which ended up in the archive or different types of collections. A person, a face lifted out of the past, as a model he twists and turns around. Selecting-principles are not controlled by any rules, he seeks no fixed ideal, no specific appearance, rather deviation, not how the person looks, but possibly how she can look.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>The interest revolves around how painting has the possibility to create a constructed representation of something that the artist have a feeling about, a kind of empathetic attempt to an alternative interpretation. He willingly depicts the same subject, repeat the process when differences, small dislocation arises, as to test his memory and his capacity at every unique occasion. The repetition becomes a ritual for visualizing time and memory, fragments and collections. In the choice of making the paintings in black and white thoughts unsought go to photography. In these close cross-fertilization his images develop into a meditation over painting and photography's changeable possibilities and shortcomings in the interpretation of reality.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Tomas Lundgren is awarded Beckers Art Award 2016, because he is pushing the possibilities of painting in a innovative and exploratory, almost meditative way, because he manages to break free historical fragments from the forgotten flow of images, merge them to alternative possibilities, attract new life and create a painting that is characterized by a clear innovative will.</em></p> <p>The exhibition in F&auml;rgfabriken, Lundgren have produced two new series of paintings. One of them is called Mirroring Part 1-4. The exhibition also features the series Variations from 2015.</p> <p>Beckers Art Award has, since its establishment in 1987, been awarded to several of Sweden&rsquo;s most innovative and exciting young artists, such as Dan Wolgers (1989), Jockum Nordstr&ouml;m (1999), Linn Fernstr&ouml;m (2000), and Nathalie Djurberg (2006). The selected artist receives 150,000 SEK, as well as a solo exhibition organized in collaboration with F&auml;rgfabriken. Since 2000, the selected artist&rsquo;s works have been exhibited in a solo show at F&auml;rgfabriken.</p> <p>The jury: Jenny Lind&eacute;n Urnes, M&aring;rten Castenfors och Magnus Jensner.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:05:46 +0000 Bouchra Khalili - Färgfabriken Stockholm - April 2nd - June 19th <p>Bouchra Khalili&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in the Nordic region consists of works produced from 2008 to 2013. The exhibition focuses on works that at their core situate voices of members of minorities, often unheard, and provides alternative conceptions of belonging and civic community.</p> <p><em>The Mapping Journey Project</em>&nbsp;(2008-2011) is an 8-channel video installation. By displaying maps, on which individuals obliged to cross borders illegally, literally draw their journeys while recounting them, this work provides alternative maps to normative cartography.</p> <p><em>The Constellations Series</em>&nbsp;(8 silkscreen prints, 2011) is the closing chapter of<em>The Mapping Journey Project</em>. Going back to printed maps, the series reproduces each of the drawings from the videos forming&nbsp;<em>The Mapping Journey Project</em>. By translating them into the form of constellations of stars, the series suggests a geography of resistance as experienced by &ldquo;singular lives ... which have become, through I know not what accidents, strange poems&rdquo; [Michel Foucault, The Lives of Infamous Men].</p> <p>The film-trilogy&nbsp;<em>The Speeches Series</em>&nbsp;(2012-13) further emphasizes the critical function of speech and self-representation by operating as a platform that allows members of minorities based in Paris, Genoa, and New York respectively to address issues of language, citizenship, and class.</p> <p>Trained in cinema and visual art while working in several mediums, Khalili often repurposes the visual approach of documentary cinema.&nbsp;<em>The Opposite of Voice-Over</em>&nbsp;however invites us to move beyond appearance as it acknowledges the presence of voices often disregarded or stigmatised by systems of media logic and the regulations of national representation. Through individual enunciations, many times with the accent of a political minority, a number of strategies and discourses of resistance are deliberated against arbitrary, societally and historically defined obstructions. Through her unique capacity to combine poetry beyond written language with subject matter and the power of the spoken word Khalili creates a temporary sense of community where there is none.</p> <p>An international seminar will also be organised in conjunction to the exhibition (TBA).</p> <p>Curator: Jonatan Habib Engqvist</p> <p>Biography of the artist:&nbsp;<br />Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. Born in Casablanca, she later studied film at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d&acute;Arts de Paris-Cergy. She currently lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. Her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2015 she had solo shows both at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and MACBA, Barcelona; was part of&nbsp;<em>Europe: The Future of History</em>&nbsp;at Kunsthaus in Zurich, and the 8th Gothenburg biennale. In 2014 she exhibited at the New Museum in New York and Van Abbe museum in Eindhoven. In 2013 she was included in&nbsp;<em>The Encyclopedic Palace</em>&nbsp;at the Venice Biennale, had a solo-show at PAMM in Miami and at DAAD Berlin and in 2012 she was part of&nbsp;<em>Intense Proximity: La Triennale</em>&nbsp;at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the 18th Biennale of Sydney. She has also shown her work at the Sharjah biennale (2011). Among her affiliations: she is a Professor for Contemporary Art at Oslo National Art Academy, and a founding member of&nbsp;<em>La Cin&eacute;math&egrave;que de Tanger</em>, an artist-run non-profit organization based in Tangiers, Morocco.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:00:59 +0000