Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MUNTEAN/ROSENBLUM - Maureen Paley - London

19 November 2010 – 9 January 2011

For their fifth exhibition at Maureen Paley, Muntean/Rosenblum will show seven new paintings.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mark Dean - The Beginning of the End - Beaconsfield - London

24 November 2010 – 13 February 2011

Retrospective and commission This is the second in the Beaconsfield series Phase which turns the spotlight on mid-career artists with whom the organisation has a significant relationship.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sam Austen - Angry Film - The Sunday Painter - London

Exhibition running through 21st December

Angry Film is a delicately handcrafted work that combines the sights and sounds of the area surrounding the artist’s studio in Peckham with his ongoing fascination with the fantastical landscapes of science fiction and the early pioneers of abstract cinema such as Len Lye and Oskar Fischinger.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Contemporaries - ICA - London

26 November 2010 - 23 January 2011

The highly regarded New Contemporaries exhibition is a snapshot of today’s emerging art landscape featuring 49 artists working across film, sculpture, photography, painting, animation and performance. Offering unparalleled access to new practice and ideas from across the UK, this exhibition sits at the heart of a dynamic and discursive programme of discussions, workshops and performances for both artists and audiences.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jason Dodge - VeneKlasen/Werner - Berlin

October 30 to December 23. Jason Dodge’s work is born of a love for a simple economy of visual and literal language. The artist’s seemingly minimal sculptures and spatial interventions belie an intense interest in the emotional potential for objects to transmit meaning. Unexpected combinations of apparently familiar objects, presented out of place and stripped of their function or purpose, create an elusive and poetic narrative sustained by a broad network of associations. Evocative of something unseen or somewhere else, Jason Dodge’s works explore surprising histories and untold tales.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mary Barnes - Space Gallery - London

05 NOV–18 DEC 2010

In 1965 radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing co-founded an experimental therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in Bow, East London. Presenting herself on the brink of a serious mental breakdown, Mary Barnes (1923-2001) was Kingsley Hall’s first resident. Under the guidance of Laing and his colleague Joseph Berke, Barnes underwent a near total behavioral regression. Refusing to eat, dress or wash, she was in her own words “going down.”

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Matthew Chambers - Untitled - New York

October 22 – December 12, 2010

UNTITLED is rather pleased to announce its first-ever solo exhibition, a suite of brand new paintings by Matthew Chambers. The exhibition continues the artist’s longstanding distillation and regurgitation of the act of painting as filtered through his own visual memory. Comprised of a selection of thirty-six canvases all measuring eight by four feet, hung virtually edge-to-edge, the exhibition includes representational, abstract, and ripped “strip” paintings. In addition, two handmade books of study drawings for the paintings, one abstract, the other representational, will be exhibited publicly for the first time. These two books, bound by the artist’s mother, are an idiosyncratic key to Chambers' practice, each filled with the geometry and purloined images that make up his vast visual language.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Eduardo Paolozzi - Selected Prints- Sonja Junkers - Munich

16 November 2010 - 18 December 2010

In November 2010 Galerie Sonja Junkers presents a selection of prints and collages by Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi.

Eduardo Paolozzi (*1924 in Edinburgh, †2005 in London) is one of the founders of British Pop Art. He enjoyed a long history with Munich, where, in 1981, he became Professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste and taught sculpture until his retirement in 1994. Munich also has 3 public sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi: in 1978 he created Camera in front of the Europäisches Patentamt, in 1986 For Leonardo at the Alte Pinakothek and finally in 1989, Polygraphia Nova, a fountain in the Schwabing district. His work had been shown in the Lenbachhaus, in 1965 and 1984. In 1971 the Munich gallerist Dorothea Leonhart published the artist’s screen print series B.A.S.H. in 5 different colour schemes and in an edition of 3000.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Samuel Richardot - Balice Hertling- Paris

29.10.2010 – 11.12.2010

The exhibition consists of one large-format painting, a series of smaller paintings, and-new for the artist-a collage.

What is not at issue in these paintings is the search for a land between figuration and abstraction. Granted, the motifs in Richardot's works are derived from various common objects: scissors, clouds, and so on. Sometimes one spots tromp-l'oeiltraces, sly mocking ghosts of the object-that-was; at other times, the process of transformation tosses up new phantoms, a slideshow of flickering symbols, which, like the rabbit in the moon, or clowns in da Vinci's wall of smoke, may or may not really be there at all.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Allen Rupperberg - No Time Left To Start Again /2 - Air De Paris - Paris

29 oct. - 11 déc. 2010

Ruppersberg presents three new projects that focus upon the practice of collecting and the way in which we reconstruct and enliven narratives. In the large installation, No Time Left To Start Again/ The B and D of R ‘n’ R , the artist adorns colorfully silk-screened pegboards—some revisiting the artist’s poems about music—with laminated color copies of record labels, album covers, found photographs of teenagers in alternative fashions of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and obituaries of rock and roll artists. Numbering over one thousand, reclaimed material that doesn’t fit onto the pegboards is stacked into boxes below, a visual reminder of the myriad of alternative narratives waiting at the periphery. The artist has also produced a compilation record of rock ‘n’ roll’s diverse musical influences and manifestations, forming an audio soundtrack to echo the visual journey taken across the pegboards.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dirty Kunst - groupshow - Seventeen Gallery - London

Thursday 18th Nov - Thursday 23rd Dec 2010

Life is a four-letter word. So is art when pushed past polite boundaries. You don't have to be Lenny Bruce to know that the first commandment of comedy is 'leave half the audience laughing and the other half horrified.' Rude art, like rude words, straightens spines and unbuckles straitened belts. Filth frightens, provokes, angers and just plain disgusts. Sometimes it proves outright liberating. Reason and good sense often blanch when faced with graffiti on the bathroom wall.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Maria Lai - Il nastro celeste - Isabella Bortolozzi - Berlin

Saturday, November 20th, 6

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Marcus Kleinfeld - Empire - Hannah Barry Gallery - London

last chance: through November 24th 2010

For this exhibition Marcus Kleinfeld has devised eight large-scale sculptures. The subject of these works is the artist’s view of reality, his perception of the world and how people live and behave in it. The sculptures acknowledge in formal and psychological terms some of the key characteristics of our world - power, hierarchy, wealth, greed, oppression, domination and conquest. At the same time they communicate human experience - what we desire, strive for, fear, fight against and consume - our weaknesses and our suffering.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lloyd Corporation / YOUR SPACE IS OUR BUSINESS - LimaZulu - London

7-11pm, Thursday 18th November 2010
Then open Friday to Sunday 12-7pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Exhibition One - Chrystal Gallery/Gentili Apri - online/Berlin

Chrystal Gallery is teaming up with Gentili Apri to present Exhibition One. A computer rendered group show with works by Kari Altmann, Charles Broskoski, Lindsay Lawson, Billy Rennekamp, Maxwell Simmer, and Harm Van Den Dorpel - curated and rendered by Timur Si-Qin.

Extracting a parallel instance of the work as a three-dimensional representation of geometric data, Exhibition One offers an opportunity to present an alternate framework that posits the questions: Where does an artwork stop and its documentation begin? What is the function of a prospective image that is decisively not-a-model?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tobias Madison - Do It To Do It - Kunstverein München - Munich

through November 21st 2010

Kunstverein München is pleased to announce the first comprehensive Soloshow of upcoming artist Tobias Madison (*1985, Basel) in Germany. The exhibition at Kunstverein München aims to provide an insight into Madisons eclectic body of work and the diverse processes of production, merging design and lifestyle with artistic identity.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lindsay Seers - It has to be this way 2 - Mead Gallery - Warwick

through Sat 11 December 2010

Lindsay Seers seeks to unravel the strange disappearance of a young woman, Christine Parkes, her stepsister. Old letters, her stepsister’s notes and a box of photographs act as her point of departure as she sets out to find the truth, a truth which leads her to tales of diamond smuggling in Western Africa.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Elmgreen & Dragset - Celebrity: The One & The Many - ZKM - Karlsruhe

November 7th, 2010 – March 27th, 2011

Consistently questioning traditional perceptional patterns in their sculptures, installations, and performances, the work of artist duo Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset (*1961/*1969) has long been considered as epitomizing the most innovative attitudes in the international contemporary art scene. At the interface of minimalist aesthetics and the analytical examination of art-immanent discourse as continue to be held on the 'White Cube', for example, on socio-political aspects, namely, on the relationship between (sub) culture and public space, and on the general definition and redefinition of socially relevant structures, Elmgreen’s & Dragset's work signifies a unique take in the topography of international art.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

GUY GORMLEY - B U S H E S [ E D I T ] - Son Gallery - London

12 November – 19 December
Opening: 11 November, 6.00 – 9.00pm

We are pleased to present Guy Gormley’s first solo exhibition B u s h e s ( E D I T ). In this selection from his ongoing Bushes series Gormley singles out the great British bush. His confidence with the awkward and the mundane, lending his subjects an uncanny sense of significance, makes for a wry study of rural fringes. In the darkroom he often allows his images to take their own direction; rather than always striving for technical correctness he instead looks for a lightness of touch, which gives primacy to atmosphere and feeling.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hito Steyerl - In Free Fall - Chisenhale Gallery - London

4 November - 19 December 2010

Chisenhale Gallery presents Hito Steyerl’s first major solo exhibition in London. In Free Fall (2010), a new film co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, Picture This, Bristol and Collective, Edinburgh, incorporates a series of works – After the Crash, Before the Crash and Crash – which employs the setting and characters of an aeroplane junkyard in the Californian desert to tell the story of the current economic climate.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gerd Arntz (1900 - 1988) and Isotype - Between Bridges - London

13.10.2010 - 28.11.2010

In the light of growing inequality in western societies as well as on a global scale, Gerd Arntz's acute observations of interbellum Europe and the consequences of the societal divisions of that time, come as a timely reminder of the dangers such polarisation poses. In spite of obvious disparities of the political climate of then and now, the connection between inequality and the emergence of ideology and demagogy is nevertheless striking.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Luc Tuymans - Corporate - David Zwirner - NYC

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is widely seen as having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s. His sparsely-colored, figurative works speak in a quiet, restrained, and at times unsettling voice, and are typically painted from pre- existing imagery which includes photographs and video stills. His canvases, in turn, become third-degree abstractions from reality and often appear slightly out-of-focus, as if covered by a thin veil or painted from a failing memory. There is almost always a darker undercurrent to what at first appear to be innocuous subjects: working within series, Tuymans has, in this way, explored diverse and sensitive topics including the Holocaust, the effects of images from 9/11, the ambiguous utopia of the Disney Corporation, and the colonial history of his native Belgium, among others.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Claire Fontaine - Kultur ist ein Palast der aus Hundescheiße gebaut ist - MD 72 - Berlin

October 5th – November 13th, 2010

Claire Fontaine’s exhibition at MD72 takes its title from Bertolt Brecht’s sentence, quoted by Theodor W. Adorno, but whose source remains obscure, Kultur ist ein Palast der aus Hundescheiße gebaut ist (The palace of culture is built with dog shit). The artist starts from the consideration that, as Brecht states, our culture is now clearly a precarious and despicable construction unable to resist the assaults of liberalism and to protect bodies and objects from becoming commodities.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Anette Kelm - Today - Andrew Kreps Gallery - NYC

October 28 - December 22, 2010

The photographs by artist Annette Kelm (born in Stuttgart in 1975, lives and works in Berlin) appear to perpetuate traditional forms of photographic representation in an unspectacular way: i.e. they comprise still lifes, portraits, object photographs, architectural and landscape photographs in medium-sized formats, which tend to be based on conventional studio and landscape practices.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Murmur - groupshow - Waterside Projectspace - London

Exhibition curated by Eliza Tan

Anita di Bianco, Aoife Collins, Trong G. Nguyen, Kate Pickering, Erika Tan, Tintin Wulia
Performances by Lynn Lu, and Matthew MacKisack with Jeffrey Baker

A low, indistinct and continuous sound, murmuring evokes the telling of stories or rumours that conjure powerful mental pictures. Murmuring otherwise connotes an endless babble of visual and verbal information - the point where language fails and meaning collapses.

Underscoring mechanisms of verbal imagination and visual enactment, linguistic rupture and the dissolution of the image, murmur explores fiction-making as a means by which to critically reorder the data of experience, frameworks of memory and limits of perception.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Adam Pendleton - BAND - The Kitchen - NY

November 3 - December 2, 2010

The Kitchen will present the U.S. premiere of BAND, Adam Pendleton’s new three-channel video installation. Pendleton’s BAND is a form-and-content refashioning of Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil, which stands in open contrast to the earlier film. BAND tracks the indie rock band Deerhoof working on and recording a new song, I Did Crimes for You over the course of a day during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009. Using the structure and techniques of avant-garde film as a means to explore ideas about contemporary experimental practice, language and the (re)making of history, BAND acts as a meditation on the present, read backwards through the canonical traces of history. The exhibition also features new wall-based works from Pendleton’s ongoing System of Display series.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Matias Faldbakken - That Death Of Which One Does Not Die - Kunsthalle Friedericianum - Kassel

through November 14th 2010

The Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken is internationally well known for his direct, provocative and radical attitude. In his artistic production Faldbakken engages with social conventions and meets pop culture with a counter gesture, when rejection and refusal merge with forms of chaos and vandalism. The media and products evolving from pop societies and determining social systems of order, do not only serve him as a conceptual starting point but also as artistic tools. Whereas material and objects from the everyday cultural production like newspapers, magazines, TV, video and the Internet, as well as spray paint, tape and markers belong to his working material, language plays a central role in his oeuvre. Text-based works as large wall installations, as works on canvas, drawings, prints and graffiti are drawing a continuous line through his whole artistic work and are building the tenor of an all-out attitude of denial. Against this background Faldbakken’s recent works are of an extreme and radical adoption of the nihilistic basic idea.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Heinz Mack / Lucio Fontana - Ben Brown Fine Arts - London

6 October – 21 December 2010

Ben Brown Fine Arts is delighted to announce the opening of Heinz Mack /Lucio Fontana, a groundbreaking show placing the oeuvres of these two masters of 20th Century Art in dialogue. Running from October 6th to December 21st at 12 Brook’s Mews (London W1K 4DG), the show will focus on Fontana’s monochrome white paintings and a selection of Heinz Mack’s most significant paintings and sculptures, dating between 1957 and 1966 and coming directly from the artist’s studio. This will be the 3rd show of works by Fontana curated by the gallery, as well as the first show of Heinz Mack works in London since 1965.