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NIROX Foundation is excited to announce a unique exhibition in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Herit age Site\, some 5km from the recent extraordinary discovery of what is argu ably a previously unknown hominin species\, Homo Naledi. A Place in Time pr esents over 40 new sculptures by artists from Africa\, Europe and the USA & ndash\; including Richard Long\, Willem Boshoff\, Nandipha Mntambo\, Tom Pr ice\, Moataz Nasr\, Rachael Champion\, Anton Burdakov\, Tom Price\, Serge N itegeka\, Mikhael Subotsky\, Angus Taylor and Marco Cianfanelli&ndash\; cre ated in response to this highly significant environment.

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The exhibition considers contemporary sculpture practic e within a human tradition to make and appreciate objects that is seemingly as old as we are\, underpinned by an exceptional display of artifacts on l oan from the University of the Witwatersrand Origins Centre Museum collecti on\, curated by Lara Mallen.

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A Place in Time\, is curated by Helen Pheby PhD\, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculp ture Park\, in collaboration with Mary-Jane Darroll\, assisted by interns N audia Yorke and Danika Bester.

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A Plac e in Time will celebrate\, encourage and share with the world the highest s tandard of creative practice informed by and focusing attention on the exce ptionally important context of South Africa as a centre of global heritage and an exciting contemporary art destination.

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NIROX on ARTSY https://www.artsy.net/nirox

DTEND:20160504 DTSTAMP:20160504T075731 DTSTART:20160430 GEO:53.620517;-1.568057 LOCATION:Yorkshire Sculpture Park\, West Bretton\,\n Wakefield\, Yorkshire WF4 4LG SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Place in Time 2016\, Beth Diane Armstrong\, Caroline Bittermann\, Sean Blem\, Willem Boshoff\, Joni Brenner\, Jenna Burchell\, Anton Burdako v\, Carla Busittil\, Duncan Cambell\, Mat Chivers\, Marco Cianfanelli\, Reb ecca Chesney\, Priyanka Choudhary\, Hannelie Coetzee\, Steven Cohen\, ruann coleman\, Victor Ehikhamenor\, JEM FINER\, Richard Forbes\, Raimi Gbadamos i\, Haroon Gunn-Salie\, Osaretin Ighile\, Richard Long\, Michele Mathison\, Nandipha Mntambo\, Mohau Modisakeng\, Clara Montoya\, Moataz Nasr\, Serge Nitegeka\, Lwandiso Njara\, Thomas J. Price\, Mary Sibande\, Michael Subotz ky\, Angus Taylor\, Johan Thom\, Guillen Vaschetti\, James Webb\, Berco Wil senach UID:417493 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Work by Marc Schmitz in collaboration with ART/C Awa ln'Art\, the 6th Marrakech Biennale 2016

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Keywords: Collaborative em broidery work\, interactive artistic intervention\, cultural-crossover of f ashion and art\, handcraft\, research of african and arabesque patterns\, o pen sky

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Opening for general public: April 22nd 2016 &ndash\; 08.May Venue: Medersa Ben Youssef\, Medina Marrakech

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There is always the openness of the sky\, available everywhere\, every moment..

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Project conception

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Nomadic cultures bare since anc ient times a specific understand of the sky. The sky symbolizes the quality of uniqueness and will be there\, wherever we go.

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Aware of the ric h history in Moroccan fabric design it was appreciated to collaborate with a production workshop of ART C to realize this expression of embroidery art . We where keen to include all collaborating people within the process of production\, design\, selection of colors and patters etc.

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The shap e of the proposed production work has been developed internationally since the participation of Marc Schmitz at the Busan Biennale in South Korea 2004 to Participation at TRIO Biennial Rio de Janeiro and Nakanojo Binennial Ja pan (both 2015) beside others.

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MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish remarks\, &ldquo\;a true state of wonder agitates \, mesmerizes\, and is almost forcible and shocking. It is a sudden intake of breath\, a gaping mouth\, a relinquishing of understanding.&rdquo\; As c ommonly used\, &ldquo\;wonder&rdquo\; is sometimes mistaken for curiosity\, which centers on the practice of fact-finding and explanation. In \;Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder\, viewers experience a purer state of wonder\, a state of being poised between knowi ng and not knowing\, and defined by an experience of something truly new.\n

Harnessing the \;idea \;of wo nder as a thematic metaphor\, the exhibition features both existing and new works by twenty-three international artists\, each touching on certain fac ets of wonder\, including: the perceptual/ visionary\, the technological/sc ientific\, the philosophical/meditative\, time/cosmos\, and illusion/fear.< /p>\n

Co-organized by Markonish and Columbu s\, Ohio-based artist Sean Foley\, \;Explode Every Day \;w as inspired by a course that Foley taught at Ohio State University and a lo ng-running conversation \;between the co-curators. The title for the ex hibition was inspired by the writer Ray Bradbury\, who often spoke of the n eed to retain a sense of wonder: \;&ldquo\;You remain invested in your inner child by exploding every day. You don&rsquo\;t worry about the future \, you don&rsquo\;t worry about the past&mdash\;you just explode.&rdquo\;\n

Jonathan Allen \;(London\, England ) is an artist and writer whose work addresses the magic at play within lat e modernity. His work has been \;featured in many exhibitions\, live pr ojects\, and publications\, most recently at Tate Britain\, Frankfurter Kun stverein\, and David Risley Gallery. He is an associate curator at The Magi c Circle Museum\, London. \;jonathanallen.info

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Jen Bervin \;(Brooklyn\, NY) is a visual artist and writer whose works combine text and textiles with conceptual elements and a minimalist&rsquo\; s eye for the poetic and essential. Her work has been exhibited at the Walk er Art Center\, The Power Plant\, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum\, and others. Bervin is the recipient of a Creative Capital grant\, a Robert Rau schenberg Residency\, and is currently an artist-in-residence at the SETI I nstitute. \;jenberv in.com

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Lucien Castaing-Taylor&nbs p\;and \;Vé\;ré\;na \;Paravel \;(Cambridge\, MA) ar e filmmakers\, artists\, and anthropologists working at the Sensory Ethnogr aphy Lab at Harvard University. Their work has been screened at the \;A FI\, CPH:DOX\, Locarno\, New York\, Toronto\, and Viennale Film Festivals\, and exhibited at London&rsquo\;s Institute of Contemporary Arts\, the Cent re Pompidou\, and the Berlin Kunsthalle. Their 2012 film \;Leviatha n \;was lauded by critics and won numerous film awards.

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Jason de Haan \;(Calgary\, Alberta) creates sculptures\, drawings\, and videos \;that recognize potential in vario us unconventional systems\, objects\, and sets of conditions. Often incorpo rating non-human forces\, temporal shifts\, and unforeseen outcomes\, de Ha an seeks spaces where the invisible\, serendipitous\, and residual reveal t heir contingencies. He is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery\, Toronto\, ON. \;jasondehaa n.net

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Tristan Duke \;(Los Ang eles\, CA) has a background in photography and has long been interested in optics\, visual perception\, and optical illusion. Through his work with th e Museum of Jurassic Technology\, Duke became involved in stereoscopic (3D) photography. Most recently he has been exploring laser holography\, and ha nd-etched holograms. \;dadabiti.org/tristan-duke

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Sharon Ellis \;(Los Angeles\, CA) is a painter of \;timeles s landscapes that highlight the interplay between a visible world and an eq ually present\, invisible one. Ellis juxtaposes light and dark values\, cre ating new sculptural forms coupled with deep spaces. Her subjects&mdash\;ta ken from nature&mdash\;are painstakingly rendered with multiple layers of t ransparent glazes\, resulting in surfaces that are spacious and immaterial. Ellis is represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery\, Los Angeles\, CA.

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Tom Friedman \;(Easthampton\, MA) ma kes extraordinary works that explore perception\, logic\, and possibility. His painstakingly rendered sculptures and works on paper inhabit the grey a rea between the ordinary and the monstrous\, the infinitesimal and the infi nite\, the rational and the uncanny. His work is often deceptive\, its hand made intricacy masked by a seemingly mass-produced or prefabricated appeara nce. Friedman is represented by Luhring Augustine\, New York\, NY.

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Christopher Gausby \;(New York\, NY) is a n artist\, calligrapher\, and writer who has reinvented the illuminated man uscript form to create book works meditating on philosophy and aesthetics. These works are in the collection of the New York Public Library and the Ne wberry Library\, Chicago.

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Hope Ginsbu rg \;(Richmond\, VA) creates multidisciplinary works that take the form of live events that explore the images\, objects\, and spaces that they ge nerate. Her pedagogical project\, \;Sponge\, is headquartered at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts\, where she is a n associate professor. Her recent \;Breathing on Land \;pr oject began at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva\, FL. \;hopeginsburg.com

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Laurent Grasso \;(Paris\, France) h as long been fascinated with the visual possibilities related to the scienc e of electromagnetic energy\, radio waves\, and naturally occurring phenome na. He uses imagery culled from cinema and art history to create works in v ideo\, sculpture\, painting\, and drawing\, which set up ambiguous juxtapos itions of time and space. Grasso is represented by Sean Kelly\, NY\, and Ga lerie Perrotin\, Paris. \;laurentgrasso.com

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Pier re Huyghe \;(Paris\, France) creates films\, installations\, and public events that blur the traditional distinction between fiction and reality\, revealing the experience of fiction to be as palpable as anything in daily life. His playful work addresses complex social topics\, such as the yearn ing for utopia\, the lure of spectacle in mass media\, and the impact of Mo dernism on contemporary values and belief systems. \;Huyghe is represen ted by Marian Goodman Gallery\, NY.

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T he \;Institute For Figuring \;(Los Angeles\, CA) engages in science and making\, steeped in the belief that ideas presented in abstract terms can often be embodied in physical activities. Founded in 2003 by twin siste rs Margaret and Christine Wertheim\, the IFF develops exhibits and programs for museums\, galleries\, colleges\, and community groups internationally. The IFF&rsquo\;s \;Crochet Coral Reef \;is one of the lar gest science+art projects in the world. \;theiff.org

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Nina K atchadourian \;(Brooklyn\, New York) creates works in a wide variety of media including photography\, sculpture\, video\, and sound\, playing with notions of the everyday\, humor\, language\, and nature. \;Most recent ly\, she was part of the 2015 Venice Biennial\, and Chronicle Books publish ed \;Sorted Books\, \;a celebration of a 20-year long proj ect. Katchadourian is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francis co\, CA. \; ninakatchadourian.com

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Michael Lig ht \;(San Francisco\, CA) is a photographer focused on the environment and its relationship to contemporary American culture. \;He has publish ed the archival works\, \;Full Moon \;(1999)\, which used lunar geological survey imagery made by the Apollo astronauts to show the m oon as a sublime desert\, and \;100 Suns \;(2003)\, milita ry photographs of \;U.S. atmospheric nuclear detonations from 1945 to 1 962. \;michaelli ght.net

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Charles Lindsay \;(Ne w York\, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist interested in technology\, ecosy stems\, semiotics\, and esoteric forms of humor. He creates immersive envir onments\, sound installations\, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace an d biotech equipment\, videos\, and photographs. Lindsay was the first artis t-in-residence at the SETI Institute. \;charleslindsay.com

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Megan and Murray McMillan \;(Providence\, RI) have been col laborating since 2002. They \;make interdisciplinary projects that inco rporate video\, installation\, performance\, and photography. They often st art their process by building large sets in their studio or on location. Th at set then becomes the stage for video and photographs with choreographed actors who activate the set in a filmed performance. \;meganandmurraymcmillan.com

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Ryan and Trevor Oakes \;(New York\, NY) are twin brothers who have been engaged in a conversation about the nuances of vision since they were children. They explored their mutual fascination with vision throughout grade school and during college at Coop er Union&rsquo\;s School of Art in New York City. Since graduating in 2004\ , they&rsquo\;ve continued their dialogue with their jointly built artworks addressing human vision\, light\, perception\, and the experience of space and depth.

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Demetrius Oliver \;(N ew York\, NY) uses prosaic objects such as teakettles\, light bulbs\, and u mbrellas to evoke poetic associations between physical materials and abstra ct ideas. Both introspective and transformative\, Oliver&rsquo\;s practice investigates the cosmos from the vantage point of the studio and the galler y. \;demetriu soliver.com

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Dario Robleto \;( Houston\, TX) is an artist whose multifaceted practice links careful resear ch with romantic earnestness and conceptual precision with unorthodox fabri cation. His sculptures\, prints\, and wall works combine esoteric materials and processes to explore forgotten\, little-known\, or as-yet unfamiliar c orners of history\, art\, and science. Robleto has had over 30 solo exhibit ions since 1997\, most recently \;The Boundary of Life Is Quietly C rossed \;at The Menil Collection in Houston\, TX. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the SETI Institute. \;dariorobleto.com

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Rachel Sussman \;(Brooklyn\, NY) spent nearly a decade developing the critically acclaimed projectThe Oldest Living Things in the World\, researching\, working with biologists\, and traveling all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are over 2\ ,000 years old. University of Chicago Press published the accompanying book in 2014. Sussman has exhibited her work internationally and received numer ous awards including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship\, and has spoken at TED\, The Long Now Foundation\, and UCLA\, among others. She is currently an art ist-in-residence at the SETI Institute. \;rachelsussman.com

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Julianne Swartz \;(Kingston\, NY) works with sound\, kineti cs\, and a range of lo-tech materials to make sculpture\, installations\, a nd photographs. Often using optics\, magnetism\, and the concepts of space and time in her body of work\, her installations invite attentive visitors to slow down and sharpen their senses. She is represented by José\;e Bienvenu Gallery\, NY\, and Lisa Sette Gallery\, Phoenix\, AZ. \;julianneswartz.com\n

Chris Taylor \;(Providence\, RI) e xploits the friction generated within a material and process that is a prod uction of convention\, tradition\, and history. Particularly examining glas s\, Taylor has learned to blow it upside down and also reproduced a 16th-ce ntury Venetian goblet\, whose technique was lost for over 500 \;years\, which he planted next to the original in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.\n

Fred Tomaselli \;(New York\, NY) d raws upon art historical sources and Eastern and Western decorative traditi ons to create works that explode with mesmerizing patterns through the laye ring of resin\, pharmaceuticals\, and organic materials. More recently he h as been transforming the front page of \;The New York Times&nb sp\;with gouache and collage. For \;Explode Every Day\, \; Tomaselli shows an historic sculptural work from the late 1980s. He is repr esented by James Cohan Gallery\, NY.

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About the Catalog
Accompanying the exhibition will be a comprehensive catalog that will\, for the first time\, gather contributors from diverse f ields to investigate this elusive topic and unite them through contemporary art.

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The book will consist of essays on the history of wonder\; wonder and psychology\; and literature\, scienc e\, and unusual natural and paranormal phenomena\; as well as in-depth arti st interviews and special artist projects. Contributors to the catalogue in clude: Lawrence Weschler (author of creative nonfiction)\, Kay Redfield Jam ison (clinical psychologist and author)\, Maria Popova (writer and blogger at \;brainpick ings.org)\, Barbara Maria Stafford (art historian)\, Jill Tarter (astro nomer and former director of the Center for SETI Research)\, Robin Ince (co median and co-host of BBC radio&rsquo\;s The Infinite Monkey Cage)\, Stefan Sagmeister (graphic designer)\, Mary Ruefle (poet)\, Sam Green (filmmaker of \;The Meas ure of All Things)\, Steve Holmes (curator)\, and the exhibition c urators. The catalog will be edited by Markonish and co-published by Preste l.

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At The National Museum of Art\ , Osaka\, Yasumasa Morimura\, one of Japan's preeminent contemporary artist s\, presents his first large-scale solo exhibition ever to be held in his h ometown of Osaka. The exhibition will consist of 132 works. There will be 5 0 new works\, including Morimura's first full-length video piece\, with a r unning time of approximately 70 minutes\, never-before-shown works\, and im portant works from the past.

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Born in Osaka in 1951\, the internationally active artist Yasumasa Morimura is stil l based in his hometown. Since his work \;Portrait (Van Gogh)& nbsp\;was widely acclaimed at a group show titled \;Smile with Radi cal Will\, which held at a Kyoto's Galerie 16 in 1985\, Morimura has d evoted himself to creating self-portraits in which he dresses up as protago nists from famous masterpieces\, film actresses\, and notable historical fi gures from the 20th century.

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This exh ibition might be described as a comprehensive survey of art history based o n the self-portraits Morimura has created. The first part contains highly a cclaimed works from the past such as the artist's early effort \;Po rtrait (Van Gogh)\, the \;Rembrandt Room \;series (19 94)\, an exploration of the mind of the 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn\, and \;An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Flower Tondo)  \;(2001)\, a festive series displaying Morimura's unique artistic perspective that deals with the loves and death of Frida Kahlo\, one of th e leading Mexican painters of the 20th century. It also includes new works in which Morimura transforms himself into Leonardo da Vinci\, Dü\;rer\, Caravaggio\, Le Brun\, Magritte\, Dali\, and for the first time in 30 year s\, van Gogh. This group of works provides insight into the artists who rev ealed themselves in self-portraits\, Morimura's interpretation of these wor ks\, and his critical view of self-portraits in Western art history since t he age of Leonardo. Morimura also resurrects the humanity and rich creativi ty of Shunsuke Masumoto\, Shigeru Aoki\, Tetsugoro Yorozu\, and Kaita Muray ama\, who were pioneers in Japanese modern art\, and recreating contemporar y self-portraits of figures such as Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.

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The second part of the exhibition features a video work specially produced for this exhibition. In collaboration with th e budding video artist Hikaru Fujii\, Morimura has created his first full-l ength video work\, with a total running time of approximately 70 minutes. H ere\, the artists depicted in the self-portraits in the first part of the e xhibition appear alongside Morimura himself\, encouraging a variety of uniq ue interpretations of the self.

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In ad dition to approximately 110 self-portraits\, the exhibition includes portra its of the artist as a child. Morimura's personal history\, leading up to h is first encounter with art history\, overlaps with art history\, captured from a critical perspective through his own appearances in the works\, to c reate an exhibition that serves as a wide-ranging retrospective of the arti st's career.

DTEND:20160619 DTSTAMP:20160504T075731 DTSTART:20160405 GEO:34.6918516;135.492041 LOCATION:National Museum of Art\, Osaka\,4-2-55 Nakanoshima\, kita-ku \nOsa ka\, 530-0005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Self-Portraits of Yasumasa Morimura: My Art\, My Story\, My Art History\, Yasumasa Morimura UID:417191 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160708 DTSTAMP:20160504T075731 DTSTART:20160528 GEO:51.06768;13.75488 LOCATION:Galerie Gebr. Lehmann\, Dresden\,Gorlitzer Strasse 16 \nDresden\, D-01099 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:how hard can it be\, Stephanie Lüning\, Moe Matsuhashi\, Lisa Pahlk e\, Johanna Rüggen\, Daniel Rode\, Sabine Schober\, Benjamin Stölzel UID:417083 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160527T210000 DTSTAMP:20160504T075731 DTSTART:20160527T180000 GEO:51.06768;13.75488 LOCATION:Galerie Gebr. Lehmann\, Dresden\,Gorlitzer Strasse 16 \nDresden\, D-01099 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:how hard can it be\, Stephanie Lüning\, Moe Matsuhashi\, Lisa Pahlk e\, Daniel Rode\, Johanna Rüggen\, Sabine Schober\, Benjamin Stölzel UID:417084 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR