Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Other Possible Worlds - NGBK - Berlin


April 29th - June 13th 2011

The basis for Other Possible Worlds – Proposals on this Side of Utopia is a collection of ideas, concepts, models, terms, projects, kits and modes of acting. It is conceived as a pool for further projects in other parts of the world, it is open to further extension and it allows for varied formats. The NGBK is considered as a common and active space of inquiry for different formats like artistic contributions and installations, workshops, presentations, talks and video screenings.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tunga - Magma - Pillar Corias - London



through May 3rd 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cyprien Gaillard - The Recovery of Discovery - KW - Berlin


March 27 – May 22, 2011

Opening: Saturday, March 26, 5 pm – 2 am

In his work, Cyprien Gaillard repeatedly explores the absurd aspects of dystopic architectures and their remaining ruins through such strategies as dilapidation, destruction, demolition, preservation, conservation and reconstruction of architecture. In doing so he always departs from the process itself. For his exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Cyprien Gaillard has created a new, large-scale piece, which – whilst departing from a prototype of the monument – completes itself in the process.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Provisional Painting - groupshow - Stuart Shave/Modern Art - London


15 April – 21 May, 2011


Stuart Shave/Modern Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings curated by Raphael Rubinstein.


In his recent article ‘Provisional Painting’ (Art in America, May 2009), Raphael Rubinstein sought to identify and assemble a range of painting practices, historic and contemporary. In this exhibition the focus is exclusively on the contemporary, as the writer puts his critical ideals to the test with actual art works.


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dorothy Cross - Stalactite - Frith Street Gallery - London


through 5 May 2011

Frith Street Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new video, photographic and sculptural works by Dorothy Cross.

Cross amalgamates found and constructed objects which are often inspired by her immediate surroundings of Ireland’s west coast. Debris tossed onto the beach by the Atlantic or wild plants are manipulated to coax a strange poetry from the seemingly everyday.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anish Kapoor - Flashback - Manchester Art Gallery


through June 5th 2011

This brand new exhibition features two important early works by the artist from the Arts Council Collection, presented alongside around half a dozen of his more recent works, on loan from major UK collections and from the artist’s studio.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Albrecht Schnider - At the Event Horizon - Haus am Waldsee - Berlin


April 22nd to June 19th 2011

The show starts with a painting from 1997. In several, upright and iridescent forms, it hints at the topic of landscape which is then expounded in the main exhibition room overseeing the park in a total installation in front of tinted walls. The viewer is confronted with the ambiguity of painterly forms which, in Schnider‘s case, grow out of the line and develop a strong spatiality “at the event horizon” through mirror imaging, vacuity and plentitude as well as positive-negative effects. In the rooms on the upper level, intense dialogues are instigated between drawing, sculpture, sketch-books and painting.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Proteo - group show - Nettie Horn - London


through 1 MAY 2011

DEXTER DYMOKE, DAVID BESTUE & MARC VIVES, LIZI SANCHEZ

Through the mediums of sculpture, collage and performance video, the exhibition offers different approaches to the way metaphorical dialogues and other mental resonances question our conventions of behaviour and consciousness. Creators of unexpected logic, “free association” and other alternative juxtapositions, the artists in this exhibition emphasize the act of exploration in a number of artistic practices and interrogate the notions of limit, intensity and hierarchy between low and high culture.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Shape We’re In - 176/Zabludowicz Collection - London


through June 12th 2011

The Zabludowicz Collection is delighted to present The Shape We’re In, a series of three exhibitions focussing on recent sculpture and installation by 22 emerging and established contemporary artists, including some of the most original artists making work today. Ten artists have been commissioned by the Zabludowicz Collection to make new works for The Shape We’re In, taking into account the unusual structure and unique opportunities offered by this tripartite transatlantic exhibition.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PRACTICE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE - Young Artists from Russia - Calvert 22 - London



through 29 May 2011

Featured Artists:
Tanya Akhmetgalieva, Olga Bozhko, Alexander Ditmarov, Yulia Ivashkina, Sergey Ogurtsov, Taus Makhacheva, Anya Titova, Arseniy Zhilyaev

In association with the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) Moscow, Calvert 22 is proud to present new work from a selection of emerging artists from Russia. This unique presentation, conceived as an annual event, aims to convey a vivid sense of current artistic practice in Russia and introduce a new generation of artists and perspectives to the UK.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Alistair Frost _ SCHHH...HIEROGLYPHICS - Hotel - London


through 23rd of April 2011

1
If they gave us lemons, you’d make lemonade, but I’d make limoncello.

2
R/E/A/D/I/N/G < > I C U

3
And then I switched my action from humor to seduction…

4
It comes in midnight grey, charcoal grey, slate grey and grey.

5
CMD X < > CMD C < > CMD V

6
What rhymes with failed marriage?

7
I took this…and made this.

8
I did the ESP and to my luck she did in fact choose the numbers three and seven.

9
Cos it’s the chicken’s day off, yo!

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BAR OPEN


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pino Pascali - A Multitude of Soap Bubbles which Explode from Time to Time - Camden Arts Centre - London


through May 1st 2011

This exhibition, the first dedicated to Pino Pascali in the UK, focuses on works from 1967 and 1968, the years in which Pascali became associated with Arte Povera, the radical trend in Italian art where everyday materials were used in resonant combinations and in which events in art and life appeared to converge.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cathy Wilkes - Solo Show - Kunstverein München


April 16th - June 26th 2011

The exhibition can be seen as a personal account in which the artist looks back on her oeuvre while adding two newly commissioned works to the selection. The sculptures of Cathy Wilkes are known to have an unusual fragility, by means of the appropriated artefacts and materials she incorporates within them, such as the breakfast plates of porridge she saves of her family. These elements are more comparable to personal sketches that are both anecdotal details and historic.



Friday, April 15, 2011

Kimberly Clark - Temporary Devotion - Künsterhaus Bethanien - Berlin


last chance through April 17th 2011

Kimberly Clark is a collective of Dutch artists whose videos, sculptures and installations often reveal a disturbing image of unbridled night-time pleasures that even cross the limits to excess. In static images or snapshots, the changing psychological states of modern man - ranging from euphoria to ennui and isolation to hysteria - are documented in a very direct way. Kimberly Clark's method is passionate and spontaneous, and mercilessly probes the wounds of post-modern man’s emotional poverty and failure to communicate. Their works frequently centre on a female figure, a symbol of the suffering yet always rebellious body that has to survive on the modern battlefield of our party society. The trio's rather gross and expressive language sometimes conjures the apocalyptic paintings of Hieronymus Bosch which show human beings cavorting on the edge of the world’s abyss.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Eddie Peake - Double Negative - Christopher Crescent - London



Last chance: through April 16th 2011


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Józef Robakowski - Ludlow 38 - NYC



through May 15, 2011

MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in the US by Józef Robakowski (b. 1939), a pioneer of avant-garde film and video art. This is the first presentation of Robakowski’s collaborative and relational work, emerging from his ongoing cooperation and dialogue with other artists. Through selected works and archival materials, the exhibition reveals a significant aspect of the artist’s practice, not only as a filmmaker and visual artist, but also as an initiator, curator, and organizer of art groups, exhibitions, and artistic events.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Manfred Pernice - déjàVu - Dundee Contemporary Arts - Dundee


through 8 May 2011

One of the most outstanding German artists of his generation, Manfred Pernice (b. 1963) is known for anti-monumental work.

Reflecting on the complex relationship between sculpture, visual art, architecture, city-building and human stories of time and place, Pernice creates objects and sculptures that suggest themselves as already existing in everyday life, formed of a language that is distinctively recognisable.


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Monday, April 11, 2011

KARIN SANDER - Sassa Trülzsch - Berlin


through April 16th 2011




Sunday, April 10, 2011

Alice Channer - Body Conscious - The Approach - London


18th March – 24th April 2011

In Body Conscious, Alice Channer’s second solo show at The Approach, the focus of her work has moved away from the body of the room, to the human bodies it is in the room with. The body itself is never represented, instead, a conscious human body is everywhere that the work is not. The body that the works bring about is neither solid and central, or immediate and primal. Instead, it is mediated and extended by technology and commodified. Both of these factors explode and expand it, as well as contracting and concentrating it. The works consider the way in which the artists’ sensory apparatus - her tools as an artist - are mediated by consumption and technology.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hesam Rahmanian - Till the End of Dawn - Paradise Row - London


through May 7th 2011


In his first solo show in Europe, Iranian artist Hesam Rahmanian presents a body of paintings that, in the main, respond with a mordant and mournful wit to the repression and violence inflicted by the current theocratic regime in Iran on the country and its people. Since the beginning of the year, however, Rahmanian has broadened his scope to include the uprisings and revolutions that have sprung up throughout the Middle East, collectively described in the media as the 'Arab spring'.


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Friday, April 8, 2011

Laure Prouvost - before, before. before it was, the title sequence, spinning before next, a squid - MOT - London


April 8th - May 2st 2011

“it’s before before... she doesn’t know why she is here... Gregor, where are you?... Wet it’s so wet... our language was escaping us spinning around everything was broke... spinning breaking all the wooden panel... don’t look at the mirror... Gregor, Gregor... she spilt all her beer on the walls... it has not even started... the room was getting smaller... Gregor was walking on cans of beer. she’s there behind you... she came in took three steps and left... He was gone... the squid threw ink everywhere... she doesn’t know what is happening.”

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Janice Kerbel - Kill the Workers - Chisenhale Gallery - London



through May 15th 2011

Following the conventions and mechanics of stage lighting and dramatic genres and forms, Kerbel has written a cue script for lights in the vein of a mythic odyssey. Desiring to be seen as light itself, rather than as light serving to illuminate form, a single ‘spotlight’ becomes the key protagonist on an epic journey of conflict and transformation to become one with the ‘worker’ lights, and to realise his dream of ‘open white’.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shahryar Nashat - WorkBench - Studio Voltaire - London


31 March – 14 May 2011

Shahryar Nashat's previous work has investigated his interest in art collections, reproductions of works of art, as well as questions relating to appropriation and artistic reuse, display issues and apparatus. Lighting, plinths, pedestals, and the mode of positing and projecting all play pivotal roles in Nashat’s video installations, sculptures and photographs and highlights how display and reproduction affect meaning.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Franz Erhard Walther - Handlungsstücke - Dia Art Foundation Riggio Galleries - Beacon

through February 13, 2012

This presentation of works by Franz Erhard Walther will feature a selection of Handlungsstücke (Action Pieces) from the early 1960s, including the complete presentation of 1. Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963–69, from Dia's collection. Acquired in 1978, 1. Werksatz comprises fifty-eight fabric elements, or “instruments,” meant to be activated by visitors to the museum, drawing attention to the body as material form.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Shadow Old Legs - groupshow - Eleven Rivington - NYC


through April 11th 2011

Eleven Rivington is pleased to present a group exhibition that presents five contemporary artists in conversation with works by the American artist Alan Shields (1944 - 2005). The show, titled 'New Shadow Old Legs' - after a piece by Shields (not included in the exhibition) - includes Sarah Crowner, Andrew Gbur, Xylor Jane, Ruth Laskey, Florian Morlat, and Alexander Wolff, and is on view from March 10 - April 10, 2011. In handmade works of dyed, painted, cut, and sewn fabric; woven textiles; embroidery; and paper, the show suggests a dialogue between an emerging generation of artists and the late post-minimalist's use of unconventional materials and chromatically charged and modulated surfaces.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Six Weeks in New York - groupshow - Zabludowicz Collection - NYC


through April 25th 2011

For six weeks, the 33rd floor of 1500 Broadway will be transformed into a space for US audiences to discover the activities of the London‐based Zabludowicz Collection, which supports emerging artists and innovative curatorial practice by collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, as well as through an extensive education and events programme. The Zabludowicz Collection’s intervention in this iconic American location encompasses a library and reference space alongside the two exhibitions.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Alice Channer, Jamie Isenstein, J. Parker Valentine - Lisa Cooley - NYC



Alice Channer, Jamie Isenstein, J. Parker Valentine

April 1 - May 1, 2011

The three artists in this exhibition are united by what is missing in their work: the body and its physical memory. Each artist renders this absence in a range of tones, from poetically solemn to surreally comic. In some instances the body is removed or substituted, while in others it is suggested as the elusive site of memory and sensation. Additionally, the artists deftly transpose sculpture with a given formal practice – textiles, performance art, and drawing, respectively. They each present sculpture that locates itself partially beyond the materials of its apparent constitution and perception. While the exhibition is unified by what is absent, what is materially present creates a lush yet subtle dissonance.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Gary Hill - of surf, death, tropes & tableaux: The Psychedelic Gedankenexperiment - Barbara Gladstone - NYC



through April 23, 2011

Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce our fifth exhibition with Gary Hill. Long known for his unique combination of video, sound, performance and installation, Hill has continuously offered multilayered investigations into the phenomenological nature of how we perceive the world through a network of visual, aural and linguistic signals. Exploring the cognitive and sensorial conditions that underlie our discursive modes of communication, Hill experiments with the material and sonic properties of language to offer provocative meditations upon the production of meaning within our everyday contexts.

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