Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Filmschönheit - curated by Albert Oehlen - Galerie Mezzanin - Vienna

September 3 – October 16, 2010

Richard Artschwager, Rudolf Hausner, Ferdinand Kriwet, John Miller, Kenneth Noland, Albert Oehlen, Josephine Pryde, Christoph Steinmeyer, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Williams


Monday, August 30, 2010

Architecture Biennale - Venice

29th August > 21st November 2010

OFFICIAL AWARDS: Kingdom of Bahrain (Best National Participation), junya ishigami + associates (Best project), and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen + Bas Princen (Promising young participant).


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Transient Spaces/The Tourist Syndrome - NGBK - Berlin

28 August – 10 October 2010

The project is concerned with the forms taken by voluntary and involuntary global mobility and more especially with the connections between migration and tourism – two of the most significant social and economic phenomena in contemporary societies. Not least as a result of the EU expansions of recent years EU citizens are moving across the continent in increasing numbers, some as migrants, some as tourists and some as both. The project is aimed at discovering how the various migratory movements are linked and how they affect one another, as well as the extent to which new forms and models for work, leisure and “retirement“ or post-working life are emerging in the context of global socio-economic developments.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Gert & Uwe Tobias - CFA - Berlin

28.08. - 02.10.2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

With a Probability of Being Seen. Dorothee and Konrad Fischer. Archives of an attitude - MACBA - Barcelona

15/05/2010 - 12/10/2010

Konrad Fischer, who during those early years painted under the name of Konrad Lueg, his mother’s maiden name, soon counted among the young avant-garde artists in West Germany. The first chapter of this exhibition is dedicated to Konrad Lueg, with a selection of works made between 1964 and 1969. The first motifs come from the world of sport – football players and boxers – and are then followed, from 1965 onwards, by a preoccupation with the phenomenon of serial motifs and patterns, for which he uses industrially produced textiles and plastic films that are either painted, feature simple shapes or are combined to form multi-piece wall installations. Lastly, in Paris (1968) and Munich (1969), Konrad Lueg exhibited canvases painted in phosphorescent colours that momentarily capture the shadows of passing viewers cast by photographic flashlights.

Monday, August 23, 2010

DYNASTY - Palais de Tokio/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC

last chance - through 05.09.2010

1 exhibition, 2 venues, 40 artists, 80 projects: «Dynasty» is the outcome of an innovative joint venture involving the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC and the Palais de Tokyo. In an original stereophonic presentation, the participating artists are occupying the two exhibition spaces in their entirety, with one project or work in each. Dynasty’s multiplicity of media and stylistic approaches highlights all the dynamism of a generation and the sheer diversity of concerns extending from the future of machine-man to a realism embracing the private, the political and the social. Improvised materials are given fresh cachet, while the use of computers and the digital brings radical change to our perception of space and objects. The project is a logical extension of the forward-looking agenda pursued since 1977 in ARC’s Workshops series at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Modules at the Palais de Tokyo. Offering an overview of the young French art scene – including French artists living abroad and foreign artists living in France – the exhibition testifies to the rise in Paris and France generally of art schools, art centres, the Regional Contemporary Art Collections and alternative venues.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nothing is Forever - groupshow - South London Gallery

25 June - 19 September

Fiona Banner, Robert Barry, Ernst Caramelle, Brian Chalkley, Sam Dargan, Dustin Ericksen, Craig Fisher, Penny McCarthy, Paul Morrison, Henna Nadeem, Dan Perjovschi, Sam Porritt, Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Gary Simmonds, Lily van der Stokker, Milly Thompson, Mark Titchner, Lawrence Weiner, Gary Woodley

Nothing is Forever celebrates the completion of the SLG’s £2 million building project, bringing together wall paintings, drawings and text pieces by 20 British and international artists.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sergej Jensen: The last twenty minutes of 2001 - White Cube - London

last chance through 28 Aug 2010

White Cube Mason's Yard is pleased to announce 'The Last Twenty Minutes of 2001', an exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Sergej Jensen. The title of the show alludes to the visionary finale of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968), where the hero, Dave Bowman, travels through the psychedelic 'Star Gate' and 'beyond the infinite'. Jensen's new paintings invoke what the artist describes as 'floating around in a useless but essential space; an environment where 'beyond the infinite' - should you be looking for it - could equally be found in the dust on a kitchen floor'.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Painting: Process and Expansion - MUMOK - Vienna

through 3. Ocober

The exhibition deepens and sharpens the definition of two central aspects present in the postwar development of abstract painting: painting as a processual, self-reflecting medium as well as the expansion of painting into the domain where it references objects and space and which accompanied the dissolution of the picture.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ancient & Modern - From Ritual to Theatre - London

AT 1.30PM AND 5.30PM

During August, ANCIENT & MODERN presents ‘From Ritual to Theatre’ curated by artist Ben Judd, a series of artists’ films that explore the grey area between performance and ritual. Works by Jim Shaw, Matt Stokes, Marcus Coates, Alex Sanders, Bruce Nauman, George Gurdjieff, Catherine Sullivan and Maya Deren will be shown. These artists reuse the signs, codes and mannerisms of rituals, rites and ceremonies. Through their restaging, these events, both everyday and profound, are used as readymades, re-exploring their value and cultural status. The artists locate themselves at the fulcrum where one position begins to slip into another, the shimmering point where fixed positions begin to waver.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

BRUCE NAUMAN - Dream Passage - Hamburger Bahnhof - BERLIN

28 MAY - 10 OCTOBER 2010

The exhibition, Dream Passage, presented by the National Gallery in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, is the first major retrospective in Berlin of the internationally famous American artist Bruce Nauman. It is being held in connection with the presentation of the spectacular architectural sculpture Room with My Soul Left Out, Room That Does Not Care from 1984, which was recently donated to the National Gallery by the collector Friedrich Christian Flick.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ryan Trecartin - Any Ever - MOCA L.A.

07.18.10 - 10.17.10

Any Ever is the American premiere of the artist Ryan Trecartin's (b. 1981, Webster, Tex.) 2007-10 body of work, produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and contributors ranging from friends and artists to working child actors.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Thomas Schütte - Big Buildings – Models and Views - Bundeskunsthalle - Bonn

15 June – 1 November 2010

A three-times exhibitor at the documenta in Kassel and winner of the prestigious Golden Lion for best individual artist at the Venice Biennale of 2005, Dusseldorf-based artist Thomas Schütte (b. 1954) is internationally acclaimed as one of the most significant German artists.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Melanie Gilligan: Popular Unrest - Banff Center - Canada

August 14 – October 24, 2010

In its North American premiere, London-based Canadian artist Melanie Gilligan’s newest multi-episode drama, Popular Unrest, presents surreal, satirical and disturbing narratives based on the current state of politics, the public realm, and the recent global economic crisis.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hank Schmidt In Der Beek - Ein Akt, Eine Treppe Hinabzumsteigen - Kunstverein Hamburg

AUGUST 14 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

In his first institutional solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Hamburg, Hank Schmidt in der Beek (*1978, lives in Berlin) presents appr. 300 collages, for which he has drawn on the visual Library of Modern Art. He recombines well-known motifs of art history, transferring them to completely alien contexts. He takes a whimsical approach to the classics of modern art, less appropriation than a sort of caricature. He reduces well-known works of modern art history by Daniel Buren, Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Roy Lichtenstein to their essence. He is not concerned to treat these pictures with caution; he is not cowed by their standing. Indeed, he reinvests them with the light touch and wit they originally possessed before they were raised to the status of art history icons and obliged to bear this historical burden.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Inside Outsider Language - groupshow - Waterside Project Space - London

last chance through 15 August 2010

Inside outsider language
A perspective on communication

Ami Clarke, Dave Hanger, Yuri Pattison, Amikam Toren, Matthew Verdon, George Young

Inside outsider language is an exploration into visual and verbal languages. By tying together language and the institution, it attempts to illustrate our dependence on codified references.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yael Bartana - And Europe will be Stunned - Moderna Museet Malmö

22 May 2010 - 19 September 2010
Aesthetically referencing propaganda films of the 1930s, Yael Bartana weaves together contrary movements that in different ways contributed to the founding of Israel: European anti-Semitism, colonialism, Socialism, and Zionism. The origin and development of Zionism are scrutinized in light of Israel’s political stance toward the Palestinians and at a certain point we are geographically transported from Israel/Palestine to Poland, where a fictive political movement – “The Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland” – advocating a return of 3 000 000 Jews, emerges amid historical layers and reflections.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Keren Cytter - Moderna Museet Stockholm

last chance: through August 15th

Keren Cytter has rapidly established herself internationally as one of the most interesting and unique artists on the contemporary art scene. Curator: Magnus af Petersens At the mere age of 33 (born 1977 in Tel Aviv, currently living and working in Berlin), in the last eight years Keren Cytter has produced more than 50 video works, written three novels and an opera libretto, started the dance and theatre company D.I.E. Now, won awards and is the darling of the art press. Last summer, she exhibited at the New Museum's group show Younger Than Jesus and participated in the Venice Biennale.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ian Kiaer - Endnote, Pink - Kunstverein München

through August 29th

With the exhibition Endnote, pink, Kunstverein München is introducing a new body of work by London based artist Ian Kiaer (*1971 in London). Kiaer is known for his spatial installations of found objects and materials that are carefully placed on and around the gallery floors. With Endnote, pink, the artist enjoys his first solo-exhibition in a German institution. For this particular occasion Ian Kiaer has developed 6 new installations that are directly inspired by the exhibition spaces of Kunstverein München.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tracey Emin - Walking with Tears - Royal Academy - London

22 June—22 September 2010

Although Emin has returned to printmaking throughout her career, this is the first time she has presented an exhibition comprised exclusively of this medium, and features a selection of work from the past sixteen years, starting in 1994. The imagery ranges from explicit nudes to little birds and squirrels, motifs often interpreted as self-portraits. Emin continues to explore the medium with great intensity, and it is here where her imagery expresses itself in its most immediate form.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

BARBARIC FREEDOM - groupshow - Simon Lee Gallery - NYC

Curated by Anne Pontegnie

9 July - 11 September 2010

“Expression is the gift from the World as many to the World as one” (A.N. Whitehead)

Ever since the late 1970s the art scene has been dominated by the incessant appropriation and recycling of various facets of modernism, as well as of Pop, Minimal or Conceptual art. Recently, however, the compelling need to emancipate from this heavy cloak of references has led many artists to turn to almost archaic gestures. Traces, imprints, scrapings, totems and pagan ceremonies are among the manifestations of this aspiration to new spaces of freedom, to new creative and expressive possibilities. In their day, the avant-gardes, too, drew on the energy of non-European, so-called “primitive” cultures in order to break with the prevailing order. Today it is no longer a matter of exploring the culturally or geographically unknown, but, for artists, to use “free of history” gestures to better deal with the needs of the present. Already, in the late 1950s and 1960s, similar strategies evolved as a reaction to the exhaustion of abstract painting (Gutai, but also Robert Morris, Yayoi Kusama or Bruce Nauman). Today, rather than ruptures, these artists are searching for new connections, of the kind that have too long been proscribed.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Radical Conceptual - Positions from the MMK Collection - Frankfurt

through 22. August

The second presentation from the MMK Collection focuses on our outstanding collection of works of American and European Concept Art from the 1960s to the present day. It follows on from “Yellow and Green”, a show that centered on our Pop Art and Minimalist masterpieces.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fast Forward 2 - Media Art Collection Goetz - ZKM Karlsruhe - Germany

Seven years after "fast forward," the exhibition fast forward 2 will show a wide range of new video acquisitions from the internationally renowned private collection of Ingvild Goetz from Munich. With her impressive collection, originating from the 1960s, she has put together a museum-quality panorama of contemporary art that is as comprehensive as it is personal. Ingvild Goetz was one of the few private collectors to become involved in video art early on, and consistently. She led the way with this position, as video art deals with technically complex works that are often very costly to care for and install. Over the years, Ingvild Goetz has been able to build up a media art collection that is internationally regarded as one of the most important in the world.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hacking the City - Museum Folkwang Essen - Germany

Hacking the City is an innovative project which reacts to changing structures of public space, mobility, and communication in the city. The project is mainly focussed on Essen, European Capital of Culture Ruhr.2010. Participants are artists, web designers, practitioners of guerrilla communication, street artists, performers, and musicians.

Among these are: Boran Burchhardt, Peter Bux, Brad Downey, San Keller, Knowbotic Research, Christin Lahr, M+M, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Richard Reynolds, Jörg Steinmann, Michelle Teran, Stefanie Trojan, Annette Wehrmann, V2A.net, Georg Winter. Further projects will be presented at the “Base Station” in the museum and on the website:


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Digging in a Sandbox - Max Hans Daniel Gallery - Berlin

Berlin July 17 - August 21, 2010

Karma International presents: Emanuel Rossetti & Mathis Altmann, Thomas Julier & Cédric Eisenring, Martin Soto Climent Digging in a Sandbox curated by Niels Olsen at Max Hans Daniel

Monday, August 2, 2010

Albert Oehlen - Emil Schumacher Museum - Hagen

through 22. August

Albert Oehlen, born in 1954 in Krefeld, is one of the leading German contemporary artists. His work has conceptual parallels to Emil Schumacher's way of approaching the canvas as an area on which the artist starts a dialogue with his painting. The subject of his 'postungegenständliche' ('post-abstract') art is the act of painting itself, the effect of the painting as projection surface, as commentary, as place of invention for form. His paintings are projections for gestures, which are also pictorial comments in the form of painted emotions. Since 2007, Albert Oehlen treats fragments of large posters with colorful gestures. His artistic language shifts from ironic commentary on the dubious aesthetic of the underlying advertisement and the free use of the forms found there. The often sparsely added gestures alter the shrill posters to abstract paintings of exciting intensity.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Michael Krebber - Miami City Ballett - Galerie Daniel Buchholz - Berlin

2 July 2010 – 21 August 2010

“Miami City Ballet” shall be the first stop in, or the downbeat of a series of ”new” exhibitions following a lengthy period of inactivity. I took the photograph on the invitation card during a Douglas Crimp lecture. It shows the photograph being projected—of Edward Villella—the ballet dancer and later founder of the "MCB"—in the midst himself of holding a lecture. He shows his arm; looks at it and—according to Crimp-comments on it. That he is “beholding” his arm is un- knowable from my blurry photograph. More or less the same applies here, too.