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20150619090102-cms-image-004621650 Do Words Have Voices: Talking to Martin Boyce's Installations   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Martin Boyce at Museum für Gegenwartskunst April 25th - August 16th
Posted 6/19/15

Walking to the Museum Für Gegenwartkunst is, unavoidably and of itself, a romantic passage. Located just off the Rhine River, the experience of water is embedded into the ethos of building—both figuratively and practically within the architecture of the space—as viewable from the glass hallways between the museum’s galleries. The river, a fittingly meandering foil to the small path that leads to Martin Boyce’s current exhibition, offers an experience of aesthetisized nature. ... [more]

20131009072736-martin_boyce_installation_view Rupturing the Familiar   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Michel Auder, Martin Boyce, Slater Bradley, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, John Menick, Enrique Metinides, Yelena Popova, Amie Siegel, Kelley Walker at CCA Wattis Institute September 10th, 2013 - December 14th, 2013
Posted 10/7/13

Enter City of Disappearances slowly; it will take a moment, but your eyes will begin to adjust to the dimness of your new environment and you’ll likely find yourself quizzically wandering toward Martin Boyce’s sculptures. In Our Love Is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea, and the Hours, 2002, branching neons delicately tower over a bench one could not physically sit on, astride a misshapen trashcan through this park-like installation. Or so those are the associations I immediately ma... [more]

20110910180219-heimerdinger_500 Konzept Kunst   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Shusaku Arakawa, Robert Barry, Martin Boyce, Daniel Buren, Ian Burn, André Cadere, Ceal Floyer, Poul Gernes, Madeline Gins, Dan Graham, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Isabell Heimerdinger, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Albert Mertz, Jonathan Monk, Francois Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Santiago Sierra, Michel Verjux at Daimler Chrysler Collection: Daimler Contemporary October 7th, 2011 - March 18th, 2012
Posted 10/24/11

The collection of the Daimler Corporation focuses on “abstract and geometrical pictorial concepts, from which it derives its distinctive character,” which is an excellent starting point for conceptual approaches to art marking. It seems like Sol LeWitt is becoming lionized as the unchallenged father of the conceptual art, his practice bridges the pictorial and the sculptural and provides a through-road from Minimalism to hardcore “conceptual art” as it were. And while luminaries of the traditio... [more]

20110911231631-luigi_ghirri__salisburgo__1977 Double Take   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Kudjoe Affutu, Saâdane Afif, Becky Beasley, Martin Boyce, Tacita Dean, Ger Van Elk, Luigi Ghirri, Rodney Graham, William Kissiloff, August Kotzsch, René Magritte, Jan and Joël Martel at Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St. July 19th, 2011 - October 8th, 2011
Posted 9/11/11

Between 1951 and 1965 René Magritte published a series of poems, illustrations, photographs, short stories, and theoretical essays in a journal he called La Carte d’Après Nature.  Translated as The Postcard of Nature, this publication was a diverse assortment of concepts, information, and artistic ephemera that had been pulled from various eras in history.  Though the subject matter was often disparate, every piece related to the whole by way of Magritte’s dreamy train of thought. Curated by Thoma... [more]

20100913131747-parkliv-jbb021 What's Outside?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Dave Allen, Kerstin Bergendal, Martin Boyce, Nathan Coley, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Martin Karlsson, Matts Leiderstam, Margaret Morton, Christine Ödlund, Paola Pivi, Ingo Vetter, Annette Weisser, Elisabeth Westerlund, Kohei Yoshiyuki at Marabouparken August 28th, 2010 - November 7th, 2010
Posted 9/13/10

The parks that surround some museums isolate art into objects of formal delectation. Objects in a park suggest static repose rather than any ongoing dialectic. Parks are finished landscapes for finished art. Robert Smithson, "Cultural Confinement," 1972 Sweden, the land of near perfect summers, lush outdoor environments and carefree activities. The tourist bureau is, rare for tourist bureaus, not lying. Marabouparken's group exhibition “Parkliv” (“Park Life”) took advantage of the... [more]

3ca2ecalder_bigred Calder and his Children   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Martin Boyce, Alexander Calder, Nathan Carter, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Kristi Lippire, Jason Meadows, Jason Middlebrook at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) June 26th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 7/19/10

Using tin snips and pliers, Alexander Calder fashioned his mobiles from sheet metal, wire, and bits of junk. After painting the sculptures in bright colors, he hung them from the ceiling where they move slowly in the air. Calder’s work is instantly recognizable, completely approachable, and a treat to the eye. There’s no other artist like him. Everyone loves Calder, but critics underrate him, says Lynne Warren, the long-time Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) curator. Also, she adds, Cald... [more]

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