ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Gala Knörr - Cité internationale des Arts - March 23rd - March 27th <p><strong>&lsquo;High Wild &amp; Free: An Internet Story&rsquo; by Gala Knörr<br /></strong><br /><em>I have always related to the great story tellers of the 20th century having been an avid reader of the Lost and Beat Generation in my earlier days, found my way of story telling through the language of visual art. &lsquo;High Wild &amp; Free: An Internet Story&rsquo; is a project that was born from interacting with artist Ed Fornieles through Snapchat, a phone app that allows its users to send each other videos and photographs that can only be seen by the recipient for a maximum of 15 seconds and then disappear in cyberspace. I slowly built a few contacts found via social media and open calls on my Instagram account and Tinder. All of a sudden I was invited into a window through to other people&rsquo;s daily lives. Using their accounts as a diary, as a means of protest, as a cry for help and many of the times as a way to feel validated and loved. We live in a society of immediate consumption for immediate satisfaction, and discard whatever we presently have for the next product to consume. I was drawn to Snapchat&rsquo;s ephemeral nature but cheated on its game by screen capturing my favorite moments sent by people, always aware that the app notified of each screen capture to the user. &lsquo;High Wild &amp; Free: An Internet Story&rsquo; is an investigative project into the psyche of contemporary society and the ways we relate to each other, how we seek to be constantly liked and find meaning in fictitious relationships with strangers. Is our emotional landscape online parallel to our In Real Life one?</em><br /><br />The works that will be displayed explore different techniques of photo transferring, collage and oil paint on linen, and play with double entendres on a series of ink on watercolour paper paintings.<br /><br />All works displayed are the result of my two month residency at Cit&eacute; Internationale Des Arts. A preview of the first ten works made in London in late 2014 were exhibited in an Open Studio journ&eacute;e as part of Spain(NOW!) 2014 curated by Toni Ferrer and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:07:54 +0000 Group Show - Cité internationale des Arts - March 31st - April 18th <p><strong>No form and All substance</strong><br /><em><br />No form and All substance</em>&nbsp;est l&rsquo;exposition d&rsquo;un artiste fictif sans atelier. Les artistes prennent part &agrave; une fiction, m&eacute;taphore d&rsquo;une situation &eacute;conomique g&eacute;n&eacute;rique. L&rsquo;exposition confronte des &oelig;uvres h&eacute;t&eacute;rog&egrave;nes invent&eacute;es face &agrave; cette r&eacute;alit&eacute; : une exp&eacute;rience qui repense la forme des &oelig;uvres et leur r&eacute;alisation, ainsi que la forme de l&rsquo;exposition collective.<br /><br />Artiste-curatrice :&nbsp;<strong>Nayoung Kim</strong>&nbsp;(Cor&eacute;e du Sud)</p> <p>Artistes: &nbsp;<strong>Diane Arques, Raouf Karray, Rudolf Bussman, Gala Kn&ouml;rr, Ulrike Buck, Mahmoud Ahmed, Johanna Binder, Lihi Turjeman,&nbsp;F&eacute;riel Boushaki, Antonin Giroud-Delorme, Charlotte Khouri,&nbsp;Namhee Kwon,&nbsp;&Eacute;l&eacute;onore Pano-Zavaroni, Atelier de C&eacute;ramique Jean Verdier</strong></p> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:28:57 +0000 Group Show - Frac Île-de-France, le Plateau - May 13th - July 26th <p>An exhibition by<strong> Philippe Decrauzat </strong>and<strong> Mathieu Copeland</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>A Personal Sonic Geology</em> gathers together the films realised by Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Decrauzat since 2012. Stemming from a desire to film sound, record places, and dive into the process of a material construction and destruction, these films are screened using a projection apparatus that integrates an exhibition of monochrome screens/paintings.</p> <p>Invited to create a programme and events and exhibitions at le Plateau from march 2014 on, Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Decrauzat have each time used these spaces and this time to involve artists from the visual and music fields&mdash;using the exhibition format, or he denser format of the event&mdash;and film, their end purpose being to pursue their film collaboration to present to the eye and ear, in the form of an immersive arrangement, something that has already been seen, heard and experienced.</p> <p>Creating a dialogue between filmed images, painting and sound production, these films bring together a constellation of artists, superimposing and fragmentating the 16 mm film stock. Filming musicians including Alan Licht, Ellen Fullman or FM Einheit as they realise the soundtrack for these films to be, creating a dialogue between works of art and the camera, with Marcia Hafif&rsquo;s drawings or a painting by Peter Halley, filming moments and places of creation such as the realisation of a painting by John M Armleder, the re-enactment of a lecture-demonstration by Gustav Metzger, Swiss artist and &ldquo;researcher&rdquo; Emma Kunz&rsquo;s Grotto, and production sites including a printing press in Marrakech, a textile manufacture or a paint factory, the film&rsquo;s components shape a linear assemblage of overlaid realities.</p> <p>This programme has been the subject of a series of manifestos drawn up guests artists, lending each exhibition and event its title and thus connecting all the elements of the project, like links in one and the same huge enselmbe, offering us a re-reading of a history of modernity seen through visual arts and music.</p> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:01:07 +0000 Sibel Kocakaya - Galerie Dukan - June 2nd - July 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">We are pleased to present, with Alain Mustapha, collector to whom we gave <em>carte blanche</em>, the first solo exhibition of Turkish artist Sibel Kocakaya (1986, Istanbul) at Dukan gallery in Paris.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;All works staged by Sibel Kocakaya, paintings, photographs, videos and performances, explore the fields of our relationship to others and to the space around us. Through her works and by systematically using her own body as a medium, she invites us to deepen this relationship and allows us a better understanding of its different aspects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of my favorite pieces is a photograph entitled &laquo;Woman with the flying broom&raquo;: nothing is more common than a woman holding a broom, somehow an almost universal symbol of the traditional condition of women. As if by magic, Sibel was able, in one glance, to turn this item into a powerful instrument of liberation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is the way that she looks at things that so often delights me, diverting objects such as duvets, mattresses, shutters, vacuum cleaners or hangers from their everyday use to express universal values which go beyond her own culture and roots&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">Alain Mustapha</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The documentary character of photography, its convincing aspect in terms of representation, and being visual evidence facilitate artistic reading. In Sibel Kocakaya&rsquo;s works, photography is more telling than the representative sense of persuasiveness of the objects/objectiveness constructed to be photographed. As this fact is based on the persuasiveness of photography, it also performs a presentation aimed to draw the viewer into the trap of visual representation. Because of its medium, viewing photography turns into a double vision by dichotomizing from the reality of image towards the reality of imitation. The formations&nbsp;in the constructions of Sibel Kocakaya are &ldquo;there&rdquo; without a solid ground &ndash; they refer to the rear of the existing formations as well as beyond them. And this positions the viewer between the duality of the representation of the reality itself and the indicators of understanding (afterwards)&rdquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">Asst. Prof. M&uuml;rteza Fidan</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sibel Kocakaya 1986, Istanbul Lives and works in Istanbul</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nous sommes heureux de pr&eacute;senter, avec Alain Mustapha, collectionneur &agrave; qui nous avons donn&eacute; <em>carte blanche</em>, la premi&egrave;re exposition personnelle de l&rsquo;artiste turque Sibel Kocakaya (1986, Istanbul) &agrave; la galerie Dukan &agrave; Paris.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&laquo; Qu&rsquo;il s&rsquo;agisse de peintures ou de photographies, de vid&eacute;os ou de performances, les mises en sc&egrave;ne de Sibel Kocakaya explorent les champs de notre relation aux autres et &agrave; l&rsquo;espace qui nous entoure. Par ses &oelig;uvres et en utilisant syst&eacute;matiquement son propre corps comme m&eacute;dia, elle nous invite &agrave; approfondir cette relation et nous permet de mieux en comprendre les diff&eacute;rents aspects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">L&rsquo;une des &oelig;uvres que je pr&eacute;f&egrave;re est une photographie intitul&eacute;e &laquo; Woman with the flying broom &raquo; : rien n&rsquo;est plus banal qu&rsquo;une femme tenant un balai, tel un symbole quasi universel de la condition f&eacute;minine traditionnelle. Comme par magie, Sibel a su pourtant, d&rsquo;un seul regard, faire de cet objet un puissant instrument de lib&eacute;ration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">C&rsquo;est ce regard qui m&rsquo;enchante si souvent quand elle d&eacute;tourne de leur usage quotidien couettes, matelas, volets, aspirateurs ou autres cintres pour exprimer des valeurs universelles qui vont bien au-del&agrave; de sa culture et de ses origines &raquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">Alain Mustapha</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&laquo; La caract&eacute;ristique documentaire de la photographie, la cr&eacute;dibilit&eacute; qu&rsquo;elle offre en terme de repr&eacute;sentation et son atout d&rsquo;&ecirc;tre en m&ecirc;me temps une preuve visuelle, lui permettent d&rsquo;offrir plusieurs possibilit&eacute;s de lectures artistiques. Dans les &oelig;uvres de Sibel Kocakaya, les objets qui sont pris en photo sont encore plus vraisemblables que leur photographie ou les objets eux-m&ecirc;mes; il se d&eacute;gage par cons&eacute;quent le sentiment d&rsquo;une repr&eacute;sentation plus efficace. Bien que cette situation se base sur la conviction et la cr&eacute;dibilit&eacute; de la photo, elle vise &eacute;galement &agrave; orienter le public vers une repr&eacute;sentation visuelle. En raison de sa technique, l&rsquo;impact de la photo, lorsqu&rsquo;elle est analys&eacute;e attentivement, se&nbsp;m&eacute;tamorphose de la v&eacute;rit&eacute; de l&rsquo;image en v&eacute;racit&eacute; de la copie et par d&eacute;doublement l&rsquo;image est convertie en apparence binaire. Dans les pens&eacute;es de Sibel Kocakaya, il &laquo; existe &raquo; une disposition qui permet &agrave; l&rsquo;abstraction de s&rsquo;appuyer sur un sol ferme. Ces pens&eacute;es font conjointement r&eacute;f&eacute;rence &agrave; la disposition actuelle et &agrave; l&rsquo;agencement du pass&eacute;, ce qui positionne le public dans une totale dualit&eacute; entre la repr&eacute;sentation de la v&eacute;rit&eacute; et les indications de la compr&eacute;hension subs&eacute;quente de celle-ci &raquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: right;">Asst. Prof. M&uuml;rteza Fidan</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sibel Kocakaya 1986, Istanbul Vit et travaille &agrave; Istanbul</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:29:07 +0000 - Le Laboratoire - April 17th - August 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Le laboratoire Cambridge pr&eacute;sentera MEMORY | WITNESS OF THE UNIMAGINABLE - Exp&eacute;rience 19 du Laboratoire qui explore le pouvoir des connections sensorielles entre la m&eacute;moire, le son et l'odorat.</p> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:14:29 +0000 - Hélène Bailly Gallery - Quai Voltaire - April 9th - June 6th Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:09:56 +0000 Zane Lewis - galerie hussenot - April 25th - June 8th Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:51:18 +0000 Lei Saito - Galerie de Multiples - April 11th - May 7th Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:35:29 +0000