Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Anja Kirschner und David Panos - n.b.k. - Berlin


through January 27th 2013 

Their video Ultimate Substance (2012, 34 min), presented for the first time in Germany, will be staged in a setting of sculptural elements. The film departs from the hypothesis that the advent of coinage, which first emerged in ancient Greece, led to the fundamental division between sensual and abstract forms of experience. The metaphysical outlook of Greek philosophy and mathematics can be seen as corresponding to the abstract experience of monetary exchange. 


Monday, December 24, 2012

Ends of the Earth — Land Art to 1974 - Haus Der Kunst - München

through January 20th 2013

As the first major museum exhibition on Land Art, "Ends of the Earth" provides the most comprehensive historical overview of this art movement to date. Land Art used the earth as its material and the land as its medium, thereby creating works beyond the familiar spatial framework of the art system. 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pier Paolo Calzolari - Abstract in Your Home - Marianne Boesky Gallery - NYC

through January 12th 2013

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present its second exhibition of the work of Pier Paolo Calzolari 'Abstract in Your Home'. Following the twenty-five year in depth presentation of 'When the Dreamer Dies What Happens to the Dream' last May in the combined Chelsea spaces of Marianne Boesky and The Pace Galleries, the artist’s current exhibition utilizes the markedly domestic setting of Marianne Boesky gallery’s historic townhouse, presenting works that are intimate in scale and well suited to the quiet contemplation that permeates his practice.


Friday, December 21, 2012

LOREDANA SPERINI - Tra di noi - Freymondguth - Zürich

last chance: through December 22nd 2012


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christopher Chiappa - Gott ist Tot - Kate Werble - NYC

through December 2nd 2012


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Antoine Aguilar - Galerie Hussenot - Paris

through January 5th 2013


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Steven Claydon - Rat. Pearl. Onion. London - Sadie Coles - London

through January 26th 2013

Steven Claydon’s first exhibition with Sadie Coles HQ revolves around the transmission of matter and information, and the mediating effect of hindsight. Harnessing sculpture, painting and video, Claydon reinterprets the vehicles – objects, images, texts –via which cultural baggage has been communicated. He explores how an object’s social status or agency is offset by its essential materiality or “thingly” agency.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ryan McLaughlin . Barbara - Lüttgenmeijer - Berlin

through December 22nd 2012

The first view surprises: everything appears painterly but also as if in a comic. The subjects are succinct and simultaneously immovable in their composition. Sincerity can be detected, but still there are scenes full of wit and irony. From where does this feeling of enclosure come – from this loose brushstroke?


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trojan Horses - group show - Galerie Bugada Cargnel - Paris

through January 2013

The three artists présented in this show, Davis RHODES (born in 1983 in Canada), Dan SHAW-TOWN (born in 1983 in UK) and Ned VENA (born in 1982 in Boston, MA) – they all live and work in Brooklyn, NY –, share the same references to abstract and minimal american painting and use process and material taken from mass production and signaletique indutry.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

YOUR HISTORY IS OUR HISTORY - group show - PRAZ-DELAVALLADE - Paris


through January 15th 2013

Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, Andrea Bowers, Jeff Burton, Guy de Cointet, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Sam Durant, Peter Harkawik, Julian Hoeber, Jim Isermann, Cameron Jamie, Mike Kelley, Joel Kyack, Nathan Mabry, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon, Ry Rocklen, Brett Cody Rogers, Wayne Rowe, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Analia Saban, Jim Shaw, Marnie Weber 

 - CURATED BY RENÉ-JULIEN PRAZ


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jen DeNike - The Star Card - Anat Ebgi - LA


through January 26th 2013

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Jen DeNike’s second Los Angeles exhibition, The Star Card, a sensory experience and immersive environment of video, photography, sculpture, collage, and performance. The exhibition pronounces her interest in the choreography of ritual as forms, sites and artifacts. 


Monday, December 10, 2012

8 Sculptors 2012 - group show - Paula Cooper Gallery - NYC

through December 22nd 2012

 The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present Eight Sculptors, a group exhibition of works by eight artists reflecting the variety and dynamism of contemporary sculpture. The show will include pieces by Sanford Biggers, Sam Durant, Matias Faldbakken, Liz Glynn, Justin Matherly, Matt Sheridan Smith, Molly Smith and Rudolf Stingel.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Night Studio - group show - Vilma Gold - London

through December 22nd 2012

Michaela Eichwald, David Harrison, Andrew Mania, Luther Price, Carl Van Vechten


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pieter Schoolwerth - After Troy - Miguel Abreu - NYC



through December 22nd 2012

In this new series of works, Schoolwerth furthers his exploration of the effects of abstraction on the task of representingthe human body through painting. Grounded in an initial act of tracing the contours of a digital printout of SimonVouet’s Aeneas and His Family Fleeing Troy from1635, he develops his complex compositions by combining drawn,printed, and painted pictorial elements that generally compress the four figure scene at hand into what might bedescribed as a pulverized, single new figure in formation.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Aaron Aujla - DEPT. WITHIN - Clearing - NYC

through December 22nd 2013


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Go With The Flow - group show - Favorite Goods - LA

last chance: through December 8th 2012


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Alain Séchas - Galerie Chantal Crousel - Paris


through January 19th 2013

Alain Séchas last showed his work at Galerie Chantal Crousel in 2009, startling us with a set of acrylics on papier marouflé (paper mounted on canvas), interlacing colors, curves, and splatters. The titles he gave to the paintings compelled the viewer to seek out analogies, thereby establishing a dialogue between the viewer and the piece.




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bonnie Camplin - STW - Michael Benevento - LA

through January 12th 2012


Monday, December 3, 2012

Alexandra Bircken - Herald Street - London

through December 15th 2012


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Zak Prekop - Thomas Duncan Gallery - LA

through December 15th 2012

“A great shift culminated in the era of Bach. Before the Baroque, perception was sequence-dominated (i.e. contrapuntal lines), and afterward, perception focused on simultaneity (chords). We can and do commonly perceive both of these dimensions at once, but not always with equal focus. In addition, the dimension of orchestration has been awesomely expanded from Bach's time to our own. To meaningfully ingest all of these perspectives, we may switch between these sonic views as though rotating a cube to see it from each side in turn, focusing attention on lines here, harmonic progressions there, and large scale transitions of amplitude or timbre at other times. We flit between multiple perceptual modes, but our minds will also tend to merge and group the sounds, perceiving a totality on some single central inner hearing ear. This Cyclopean (Julesz 1971) ear is the central single "ear" in which we hear with the most profound feeling.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

TYPICAL FRANKENSTEIN - group show - Laurel Gitlen - NYC

through December 23rd 2012

Tom Holmes, Anissa Mack, Marlene McCarty, Dave McKenzie