Saturday, July 31, 2010

MOT International - groupshow - London

2010 will be slightly different at MOT International, in that under the umbrella of a one-year experiment, the gallery will dispense with conventional programming. It is intended that through this abandonment of traditional exhibition programming the gallery will be able to react to ideas from artists and curators almost immediately, with projects merging and usurping each other in a free-form reaction to current ideas edited by the director. This means that projects do not have to fit into traditional exhibition timescales, they can collide, interact and even cancel each other. The most interesting works supersede their successors. Works can come and go over the year.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Milan Grygar - Drawings and Sound - Foksal Gallery - Warszaw

June 30. to August 20. 2010

The Milan Grygar exhibition at the Foksal Gallery is the first presentation of this artist's work to be held in Poland for many years. His previous show took place in 1974 at the Museum of Art in Łódź, when, at Ryszard Stanisławski's invitation, the spaces of the Łódź museum played host to both an exhibition of Grygar's works and a performance art work. This is by no means a chance reference to the 1974 exhibition. The show at the Foksal will focus primarily on a closer look at that period of the artist's work, namely, the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period deemed to be one of the most significant and most pioneering in Milan Grygar's artistic quest. The exhibition will be showing multimedia documentation of Grygar's most important actions from 1969, 1973 and 1982 and this will be supplemented by photographs of the events, as well as his Acoustic Drawings and Drawings/Ground-Plan Scores from that period.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Regen Projects - Picture Industry (goodbye to all that) - L.A.

July 17 – August 21, 2010

Organized by Walead Beshty

Twentieth Century debates over the "politics of representation," the autonomy of art, or art's capacity for "critique" still linger like disgruntled spirits on the hunt for living bodies to inhabit. At first, contemporary art looks vaguely amenable to such interpretations: appropriated/pop imagery, collage, the monochrome, automaticism, the aleatory etc. are no less common now than they were when such ideas were a breath of fresh air. But seen through a contemporary lens, the meanings of these strategies are less certain, less overt, as though much contemporary art beckons to these anachronisms only to misdirect them. How better to display ambivalence for such battles than to invite them in only to step gently to the side, behaving, in the terminology of language acquisition, like a false friend?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Tomorrow People 2010 - Elevator Gallery - London

Ici et Ailleurs - Here and Elsewhere. Study Group - London

28 July: FREE: 7pm to 9pm

The Free Cinema School presents a one off evening "study group" based around the seminal ideas and contemporary themes in Ici et Ailleurs: Here and Elsewhere (Godard & Mieville 1976). In 1970, Godard, along with Jean-Pierre Gorin and the Dziga Vertov Group, was commissioned by Al Fatah, the militant Palestinian group, to shoot a documentary. When the film was approximately two-thirds complete, production was halted since many of the Palestinians they had been filming had been killed. Years after the disintegration of the Dziga Vertov Group, Godard and his new collaborator Anne-Marie Mieville, whom he would work with through the 1990s, re-edited this footage into a cinematic essay exploring the failure of the original to address the reality of the images it presents.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Electra Presents: 27 Senses - Chisenhale Gallery - London

18 July - 22 August 2010

Kenneth Goldsmith/ UbuWeb, Carl Michael von Hausswolff/ Selmer Nilsen, Karl Holmqvist, Jutta Koether, and Eline McGeorge
For the Summer Chisenhale Gallery hosts 27 Senses, an exhibition curated by Lina Dzuverovic and produced by Electra. 27 Senses is a group exhibition arriving at Chisenhale from the Norwegian fjords, based around the participating artists' investigation into a forgotten moment in the life of seminal artist Kurt Schwitters.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade - Brooklyn Museum of Art

The Swiss dealer Bruno Bischofberger commissioned a set of collaborations from three leading artists of the 1980s, each from a different generation. To begin, each artist was given a set of canvases, which were then circulated to the others so they could add their contributions. In this painting we see Warhol’s yellow, screenprinted flower in the center overpainted with Clemente’s faces, and finally a layer of Basquiat’s white screened designs, which give the painting its title.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Gallery of Contemporary Art

All art has been contemporary
till 31 October 2010

Over a period of six months, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting works from the Old Masters, 19th-Century and Classical Modernism Collections in dialogue with artworks from the Galerie der Gegenwart. All art has been contemporary, which takes its name from a neon piece by Maurizio Nannucci (1999), calls attention to the often forgotten fact that every artwork has at some point been contemporary. While ‘historical’ and ‘current’ works of art may be centuries apart in terms of their date of origin and their style, similarities often exist between them on a formal or thematic level. This serves to remind us that every work of art is an expression of human experience and an exploration of universal issues, and that the artists’ intentions are not as far removed from each other as is commonly assumed. The unusual juxtapositions of works in this exhibition take visitors on an artistic journey through time and encourage a different kind of comparative viewing.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

BREER LAZIDJ NAHR - RIBBONS! - Auto Italia - London

Private view Wednesday 28 July 6-9pm

Open 29 July - 22 August

RIBBONS! (The Shape of an Exhibition) is a temporary project which will occupy the park opposite Auto Italia during July and August. Lengths of shiny, coloured ribbon are tied from the branches of one tree to another to form long squiggles and zig zagging lines which curve in one direction and then another as they are caught by the breeze. As the first installment of a larger project titled The Shape of an Exhibition, this outdoor installation acts as a sketch of what is to come.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Guests at Haus am Waldsee: Alloro - Fellows of Villa Romana 2009/2010

03.07.2010 - 15.08.2010

“Alloro” presents the eight artists, who won Villa Romana award for the years of 2009 and 2010, at Haus am Waldsee. This year, Anna Heidenhain, Sebastian Dacey, Anna Möller, Martin Pfeifle live and work at the artists‘ villa in Florence, Italy, while Olivier Foulon, Kalin Lindena, Eske Schlüters and Benjamin Yavuzsoy have completed their residency in 2009. For the very first time, these eight internationally operating artists present themselves with their latest works which have been in part conceived exclusively for this show of on-site-installations, paintings, videos and works on paper in a Berlin art institution.


Thursday, July 22, 2010


Please join us at Vilma Gold for an evening of live performance, music, and the launch of


Nina Power . Phoebe Blatton . Leonardo Boix . Pablo Bronstein . Adam Christensen . Oliver Basciano . Susan Finlay . Tom Treasure . Anna Tanner . Iori Wallace . Rebecca Bligh . Sparrow & the Workshop

Friday 23rd July, 6 - 10pm

Vilma Gold - 6 Minerva Street, London E2 9EH

New performance works by Alice Theobald, Adam Christensen, music by Design A Wave, and a special Coelacanth Lecture by Sidsel Christensen: Britney Spears - Sexually Motivated - And The Black Hole Consequence

Journals £3


Liam Gillick - 1848!!! - Esther Schipper Gallery - Berlin

June 11 - August 31

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

100 Years of Performance - GARAGE CCC Moscow

June 19 - September 26, 2010

100 Years of Performance, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, PS1 Chief Curatorial Advisor and MoMA Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, and RoseLee Goldberg, Director and Curator of Performa, will trace the development of performance art over the past century with a wealth of assembled archival documents, photography, film, and audio materials, culminating in a performance festival.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

OFF THE WALL: pt. 1 - thirty performative actions - Whitney Museum of American Art


The first installation in a two-part exhibition, Off the Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions, focuses on actions using the body in live performance, in front of the camera, or in relation to a photographic or printed surface, or drawing. Each action displaces the site of the artwork from an object to the body, acting in relation to, or directly onto, the physical space of the gallery. The wall and floor become the stage for these actions: walking on the wall, slamming doors, slapping hands against the wall, gathering sawdust up from the studio floor, walking on a painting, striding and crawling around a small cylindrical space, writing or drawing on the wall and floor, or performing a striptease behind the transparent plane of Duchamp’s Large Glass. The exhibition also includes a number of works that reveal the underlying theatricality of the performative action and the ways in which artists stage the self in images that question conventions of identity, gender, and the body.

Monday, July 19, 2010

FischGrätenMelkStand - Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin

curated by John Bock

07/02/2010 - 08/31/2010

With Franz Ackermann, Pawel Althamer, And Also The Trees, Heike Aumüller, BARarchitekten, Matti Isan Blind, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Brandlhuber+, Björn Braun, Pavel Büchler, Andreas Bunte, Matthew Burbidge, Nina Canell, Franziska Cordes, Björn Dahlem, Discoteca Flaming Star, Sean Edwards, FAT KOEHL, Martin Fletcher, Saul Fletcher, Karsten Födinger, Heiner Franzen, Mathew Hale, Raimund Harmstorf, John Hejduk, Gregor Hildebrandt, Anuschka Hoevener, Sergej Jensen, Stefan Kern, Martin Kippenberger, Harald Klingelhöller, Lachenmann, Ludwig Leo, Sergio Leone, Klara Lidén, Adrian Lohmüller, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Paul McCarthy, Sandra Meisel, Isa Melsheimer, Meuser, Matt Mullican, Ascan Pinckernelle, Julian Rosefeldt, Jane Russell, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Michael Sailstorfer, Albrecht Schäfer, Christoph Schlingensief, Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, Armand Schulthess, Andreas Slominski, Sven Temper, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Uzelman, Edgar Varèse, Vinyl Terror & Horror, Johannes Wald, Franz West, Ingrid Wiener, Iannis Xenakis, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Heimo Zobernig.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Klaus who...?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

ADBK München - End of Year show


July 1 - July 30, 2010

Nyehaus, Friedrich Petzel Gallery and Metro Pictures present SWELL—curated by Tim Nye and Jacqueline Miro—a survey of surf-themed art that opens July 1st at the three locations in Chelsea. Each gallery focuses on a different aspect of this work, Metro will be exhibiting many of the core group of Venice Beach artists associated with Light and Space or Finish Fetish (many of them surfers) including DeWain Valentine, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, as well as the Ferus Gallery artists Craig Kauffman, Ed Ruscha, Wally Berman, Bruce Conner, and Llynn Foulkes, and associated L.A. artists John McCracken, Ken Price, Joe Goode, George Herms, Tony Berlant and Helen Pashgian.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Paul Sietsema - CUBITT Gallery - London

Saturday 3 July to Sunday 8 August 2010

Curated by Michelle Cotton

Paul Sietsema’s sculpture, drawing and 16mm films explore the basic mechanics of aesthetics; how information is formulated in images and objects and the way in which ideas are filtered through representational structures that have evolved over time.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CAGE MIX - The Baltic Mill - Gateshead, UK

29 May - 19 September 2010 Sculpture & Sound

Consistently unconventional, John Cage unravelled the rules of musical composition, re-thinking and re-presenting the score. His subversive ideas and lectures on music in the 1940s and 50s were catalysts that continue to be significant to contemporary artists working today. Cage Mix: Sculpture & Sound brings together the work of eight contemporary artists that use the writings and scores of Cage as a source of inspiration: Sam Belinfante, Graham Gussin, Christian Marclay, Jeremy Millar, Katie Paterson, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Richard Rigg and Katja Strunz.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Marquise Went Out at Five O'clock - Edel Assanti - London


Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann | Stuart Bailes | Jorge de la Garza | Noemie Goudal | Adam Thomas

In partnership with Edel Assanti, jotta's platform for contemporary art practice, jottaContemporary, curates The Marquis Went Out at Five O'clock.


Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Mainframe - Kunstverein Düsseldorf

26 June - 22 August 2010

The Danish artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen investigates how political, economic, and social structures affect our lives. For him, art and reality do not constitute separate areas that can be connected from time to time. Art represents rather one of those realities that make up our overall reality. Jakobsen has devised an exhibition for the Kunstverein that deals with the history of the computer manufacturer IBM. Different sculptural installations and graphics visualise stages from the history of the American company, which has restructured itself repeatedly in the course of time, as well as adapted its range of products and sales and marketing strategies to suit the respective prevailing conditions of the present.

Uwe Henneken - Stille Woche - Kunstverein Braunschweig

04.06.2010 - 15.08.2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

LimaZulu - Sex/Commune - A Short Season of Films on Sex and Radical Politics - London

LimaZulu presents a season of films depicting the relationship between radical politics and sexual expression.

Monday 12th to Sunday 25th

Saskia Olde Wolbers - Goetz Collection - Munich

25 May until 18 September 2010

Five video works by artist Saskia Olde Wolbers from the Goetz Collection will be presented in a complex projection arrangement. These aesthetically remarkable experimental films all follow the same basic pattern: a voice off narrates a story that is visualised in fictitious and predominantly organically formed, self-contained spaces. The scenes are atmospherically underpinned by psychedelic and natural sounds that echo the biomorphic forms. Slow camera movements draw the viewer into surreal worlds, mostly portrayed in monochrome, whereby word and image do not necessarily correspond.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Long Long Gone - Leo König Inc. - NYC

July 8 - August 21, 2010

Holly Coulis, Peter Demos, Lois Dodd, Emilie Halpern, Ridley Howard, Merlin James, Alicja Kwade, Atta Kwami, Giorgio Morandi, Yuko Murato, Nancy Shaver and Molly Smith

Leo Koenig Inc. is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled Long Long Gone.

This exhibition includes a range of artists that deal with a kind of quiet consideration, personal poetic, or draw inspiration from simple observations and things from everyday life. There is a resistance to the overtly spectacular in favor of a more subtle and deliberate time-based exchange.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lara Schnitger - Damned Women - Modern Art

9 July – 7 August

Lara Schnitger’s paintings and sculptures compile the signs and codes of pattern and textile, brought together in the expression and representation of figures and associations of desire. Her collaged elements bring themselves into a scene, each symbolising an attitude, position in society, and storytelling possibility. Schnitger’s materials and techniques co-opt craft processes that have latent gendered and domestic connotations. Her stitched, dyed, knitted and applied surfaces are stretched and dressed over constructed bodies that support their textile covering, in turn giving shape and lending form: be it the familiar shape of a painting, or an unexpectedly anthropomorphic free standing object. Composed of various dressed states, her paintings and sculptures allude to a state of seductive undress, revealing their own underlying structures.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

`dull as I am, i hope to live by these lines´ - Simon Preston Gallery - NYC

Simon Preston Gallery is delighted to present ‘dull as I am, i hope to live by these lines’, an exhibition of works on paper by Hurvin Anderson, Nick Goss, Norbert Schwontkowski and Caragh Thuring. The show will open to the public on Thursday July 8 and run until Friday August 13, 2010.

Each of the artists in the show employ drawing to impress their sense of self-awareness through mark-making, that is either independent or complementary to their painting. The title of show, while hinting at the bucolic nature of the images, looks to underscore the importance of drawing in each of the artists practice.

In the Company of Alice - Victoria Miro

22 Jun - 30 Jul 2010

In the Company of Alice presents portraits and figurative paintings by a diverse group of artists - some established and some emerging, some for whom portraiture is the crux of their practice and others for whom creating a portrait has been a new exercise

Hernan Bas, John Currin, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, David Harrison, NS Harsha, Boscoe Holder, Chantal Joffe, Karen Kilimnik, John Kørner, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Jacco Olivier, Philip Pearlstein, Grayson Perry, Elizabeth Peyton, Tal R

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lehman Brothers art collection to be auctioned off

An untitled 2001 work by Julie Mehretu, which will be one of more than 400 works from the collection of Lehman Brothers that will go on sale at auction Photo: AP

The Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collection is scheduled to be sold in September, pending bankruptcy court approval, the auction house said.

The collection, which Sotheby's says is valued at more than $10 million (£6.9 million), includes works by some of the leading artists of contemporary art, including Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Julie Mehretu.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mathew Barney - Drawing Restraint - Schaulager - Basel

This year Schaulager is presenting Drawing Restraint by Matthew Barney. Drawing Restraint is a series of performances, numbering sixteen thus far, in which Matthew Barney leaves traces in an environment of self-induced physical and psychological restraints. Works emerging from these performances, such as sculptures, vitrines, drawings and videos, are juxtaposed in the Schaulager exhibition with works of art from the Northern Renaissance.



26 June – 15 August 2010

"Their crisis - our jobs" declares a poster in bold letters,
campaigning against unemployment and for real work. But
this poster is not contemporary. It is more than thirty
years old, part of a radical social eruption that shook
British society and ended with Margaret Thatcher and the
birth of Neo-Liberalism. The exhibition ‚Goodbye London´
highlights many issues that are relevant today, or always
relevant, in a complex exposition on politics, life and art
that reflects the experience of living through a profound


Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault

6th BERLIN BIENNALE for contemporary art

what is waiting out there

11.06 - 08.08.2010

The title of the exhibition “what is waiting out there” specifies the direction of its view: from within the art realm outward, at reality – a reality which simple explanatory models of the world no longer suffice to describe. Technological developments as well as global economic, political and social crises of the present have caused cracks in our reality, widened the gap between the world we talk about and the world that is really there.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010




Thursday, July 8, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 9, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 10, 9 p.m.

Salon Populaire, Bülowstr. 90, 10783 Berlin

Limited admission.

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During three days a setting will be staged for three proposals to be shared. Eminently rhetorical and of oral / written qualities, each proposal focuses on specific lives and events of resonances both ethical and aesthetic, namely: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov’s Palace of Projects / Berlin Wall crossings (1961-1989); Arthur Rimbaud’s African life (1880-1891); and Thor Heyerdahl’s Tigris Expedition (1978). After having been presented elsewhere as isolated moments, these three proposals are brought together for PERFORM A LECTURE! so as to resonate anew with each other within a present frame of discussion, reflection and relation. Each day will be lead by Pedro Neves Marques and will take different performative shapes according to the respective proposal, from discussion and lecture based to image and text projection.