Monday, January 31, 2011

As Long As It Lasts - groupshow - Galerie Sonja Junkers - Munich

28 January - 12 March 2011

The themed group show AS LONG AS IT LASTS is the last exhibition of Galerie Sonja Junkers in Munich before relocating to London in the autumn of 2011. The exhibition title is lifted from a lettering sculpture by American artist Lawrence Weiner which currently is installed in the gallery.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

PARIS SUR UN PIÉDESTAL- GALERIE 1900-2000/Mehdi Chouakri - Paris

January 29 - February 26, 2011
Opening January 28 AT 4PM

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mike Kelley - Gagosian - Los Angeles

JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 19, 2011

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new large-scale sculptures and videos by Mike Kelley. This is Kelley’s first exhibition with the gallery in Los Angeles.

Kelley has made nostalgia, memory, and repression in everyday life the topics of his idiosyncratic sculptures, performances, paintings, and installations, which conflate vernacular sources and high modernist aesthetics. A veteran of the Los Angeles conceptual art scene, Kelley uses deconstructive strategies in order to challenge the established norms of contemporary culture, both high and low.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Claire Fontaine - Fighting Gravity - Regina Gallery - London

January 28th - March 12th 2011

Fighting Gravity aims to approach the threatening magma deposited inside our lives by the recent economical crisis. Since the blatant failure of the mechanisms that supported the legitimacy of liberal capitalism was accompanied by a general impunity and a lack of public protests, we are left with the feeling that the only law that remains un-negotiable is the law of gravity.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Post Internet Survival Guide - Gentili Apri - Berlin

January 28, 2011 – February 06, 2011
Opening: January 27, 2011 from 19.00 to 22.00

The shift to a multi-polar, mobile, post-democratic, gated, real-time set of conditions effectively redistributes the global balance of powers. The existing structures of our (Western) mode of thinking and being, including the flows of energy and value, the domain of aesthetics, the currency of art, and our role in the process that is civilization are being reshaped and re-articulated. The scale of these changes are reflected in the dynamics of formats—files, gadgets, species, identities, ideologies, brands, styles, cultures, natural disasters, memes, technologies—entering the ultimate platform and player of dissemination: Internet.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Joyce Pensato - Solo Show - Hotel - London

22nd Jan–26th Feb 2011


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Michael Krebber - Mauren Paley - London

19 January – 6 March 2011

Maureen Paley is pleased to announce a solo presentation of new work by Michael Krebber. This will be Krebber’s third exhibition at the gallery. For several decades Krebber has investigated painterly issues, but his praxis is far from the bravura and self-assurance that formalist painting has traditionally represented. Instead of attacking – with full force, so to speak – selected painterly issues, Krebber takes a far more subtle, careful approach where strategies like deferral, hesitation and even artistic failure are applied. Throughout his highly influential career Krebber has maintained a relatively limited production and has constantly avoided pigeonholing within a particular style or mode of production. His whole oeuvre takes the form of a long succession of digressions or evasive actions, where the lack of focus and stability may seem to be the only unifying criterion one can find.


Monday, January 24, 2011

New York to London and back – The Medium of Contingency - Thomas Dane Gallery - London

January 18 – February 19, 2011

The Directors of Thomas Dane are pleased to present a collaboration with New York gallerist Miguel Abreu and with Robin Mackay and Tobias Huber of Urbanomic. The latter is a unique organisation based in the UK, which aims to address crucial issues in contemporary philosophy and science in relation to contemporary art practice. The project at Thomas Dane Gallery takes the form of an exhibition, a public discussion, a film screening and a publication, over the course of a four-week period.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sergej Jensen - MoMA/PS1 - NYC

On view January 23, 2011 - May 2, 2011

MoMA PS1 presents Sergej Jensen, the first solo exhibition of the Berlin-based artist at a New York museum.

Jensen's poetic artworks provide a fresh approach to Minimalist painting. Employing a wide range of textiles, the artist uses additive and subtractive physical methods like bleaching, fraying, or sewing to stand in for the traditional gestures of pure painting. Through these processes, Jensen creates fragile and quiet abstractions that become contemplations of the history and reuse of his chosen materials, and conjure a network of visual and visceral associations from the stains, holes, cracks, and other traces of use that in turn become his primary pictorial elements.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Natalie Sutinen - In Between Sleep and Sleep - Gallerie Niklas Belenius - Stockholm

17.01.2011 - 30.01.2011

Natalie Sutinen has moved on in her work with the immediate, magical object. In the exhibition In between sleep and sleep, works are shown from an ongoing study of time, where the artist discontinues a logical chronology on behalf of the irrational, and creates a room where time is movement.

Time becomes a wet slippery soap in the hand. Incomprehensible traces, memories and dreams are gathered in floating grey zones. In the images and artefacts there are remains of faded generations. Previous pleasures and gravities live on in a dark or light coloured hair, under closed eyes, in a wing or in a feather. Here we find reminders of destinies and persons who no longer are available to tell us the truth about the past. At the same time it is like you somehow know anyway.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Stuart Elliot - Seventeen Gallery - London

Wednesday 12th Jan - Saturday 12th Feb 2011

Multiple canvases, equally sized, are installed close together on the gallery walls. So close, in fact, that it is hard to experience one of them without the presence of another bleeding into the percept. This is a phenomenon of quite some significance. A salient, though by no means unique example of what we might call the ethics of painterly deflection running throughout this exhibition.

About deflection. In abstraction, this might be understood as a sort of moving away from the idea. Not showing the idea fully - and certainly not being it.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Volker Hueller - Eleven Rivington - NYC

Eleven Rivington is pleased to present an exhibition of monumental painted collage works, large-scale hand-colored etchings and portrait paintings by German artist Volker Hueller. The exhibition is on view from January 11 - March 6, 2011. This is the artist's seventh solo exhibition and his second with Eleven Rivington.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gareth Cadwallader - Hannah Barry Gallery - London

January 20th - March 3rd 2011

This is the artist's second solo show and marks a radical departure from the small oil paintings he has produced for the last four years. Installed in the gallery are mural-sized photographic billboards - capturing idyllic figurative scenes reminiscent of French Impressionism - and two new abstract paintings. Wedged floor-to-roof is a monolithic canvas seven metres high. Mounted on the mechanism of an orbital sander a second painting vibrates loudly, shattering the leisurely summer atmosphere of the photographs.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Phoebe Unwin - Man made - Wilkinson Gallery - London

13 January to 6 March 2011

Wilkinson Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by Phoebe Unwin. This exhibition encompasses Unwin’s curious approach to painting: at once a destabilisation of expectations of style and form, coupled with a stern and enthused focus on realising a subject in paint. She cares for a painting’s physical qualities of material and scale in a way a sculptor might. These paintings feel part of our world, rather than a window to somewhere else. Each is a new possibility, differing in mark, material, scale and subject, with no repeated motif. With these formal interests and challenges, it may seem a perversity that these are figurative paintings, however, it is how image relates to material that is fundamental to the work.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Enrico David - VeneKlasen/Werner - Berlin

January 15th - 4th March 2011

Anthropologists relate smiling to the baring of teeth. So in Enrico David’s work, there is an inextricable bond between hysteria and the terror of human existence. For his exhibition at VW, Enrico David has created a harrowing body of work that confronts physical decay, vulnerability, voyeurism, and shame. The artist’s latest paintings, drawings and sculptures are enigmatic representations of the human body, often distorted or fragmented to humorous and horrifying effect. The works draw on personal memories and private experiences informed by historical references from Art Deco and Wiener Werkstätte to Joseph Beuys. There is an element of theatricality to the exhibition, in which works are deliberately staged in dialogue with one another.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nicolas Milhé - BLUE, WHITE, RED, BLACK - Galerie West - The Hague

Exhibition: 15.01.2011 – 18.02.2011
Opening: Saturday 15 January, 17:00 – 19:00

West proudly presents the first solo exhibition by the French artist Nicolas Milhé (*1976) in the Netherlands. Milhé is an activist artist. In his work, he combines a pointed political message with an esthetic design. This results in objects that are characterized by a calm attracting appearance and a seething nucleus, loaded with symbols. Especially for West, Milhé will produce a new work.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Juergen Teller - Paradis - Johann Koenig - Berlin

Fri 14. Jan 2011 - Sun 30. Jan 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brice Dellsperger - Refreshing Fassbinder, and Others - Team Gallery - NYC

January 13th – February 12th 2011

For this exhibition Team will present two of Dellsperger’s films from his ongoing series Body Double, titled after the iconic post-modern thriller of the same name by Brian De Palma. The exhibition premieres Dellsperger’s most recent addition to his twenty-eight-part oeuvre, a rhythmic three-channel sequence after Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1978 film In a Year with 13 Moons. Also on view is Body Double 22, after Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The show will continue to examine Dellsperger’s longtime fascination with issues of the psychosexual in contemporary cinema.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Will Eat This Sleepy Town - Marcin Dudek and Ben Washington - Waterside Projectspace - London

13 January – 20 February 2011

Private view: Wednesday 12 January, 6.30-9.30pm

What we call ‘progress’ doesn’t necessarily take the direction we expect. Sometimes, in an attempt to ‘modernize’, the march of society pulls the rug from beneath our feet.

In their two-man exhibition, Marcin Dudek and Ben Washington create parallel large-scale installations. Both artists pick up on the need to ‘push forward’, the need to dig or climb, but also the dangers of being swallowed up or lost in the clouds.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Please join us for the private view on Thursday, January 12th 2012 / 6 - 8 PM


Berlin-based artist David Barbarino (b. 1980 in Frankfurt) returns to London for a survey of selected works from recent years after having completed his fine art degree at Central St. Martins in 2005. The artist has since been included in various museum group shows, such as The Real Thing curated by VVork at MU Eindhoven and Utopia Station curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Haus der Kunst, Munich. The exhibition MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER will be his first solo show in the UK. This double venue exhibition will give the opportunity to view the artists work in two of the most exciting art spaces Peckham has to offer.

A shuttle service between venues will be provided on the night of the private view, if you are visiting in the daytime, it is a 15min walk between the two venues.


Sharom Balaban - Engine Head - Tavi Art Gallery - Tel Aviv

last chance: through 16.1.11

Engine Head, Sharom Balaban's solo exhibition The Engine Head exhibition at TAG - Tavi Art Gallery offers a mini-retrospective of video artist Sharon Balaban's body of work from 1998-2010. A special emphasis sets on works of the last few years, as some of the latest creations represent a natural continuation of the artists earlier works.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Jacob Mishori - Braverman Gallery - Tel Aviv

06.01. - 04.03.2011

The exhibition will present a collection of works by the artist Jacob Mishori, most of which are on display for the first time. The works represent a range of styles and techniques; from blunt expressiveness to refined geometry.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Yanai Toister - Keepers of the Light - Dvir Gallery - Tel Aviv

through January 29th, 2011
For several years the artist and curator, Yanai Toister, has been investigating a diverse variety of photographic practices. At this, his first solo exhibition at the Dvir Gallery, Toister will unveil a fresh piece of work specifically designed for Dvir’s Nahum Street gallery. This latest presents twenty-one large-format photographs that were executed without the use of a camera. Toister's work papers the interior of the gallery with the façade of Tel Aviv's Dan Hotel (Yaakov Agam, 1970).


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Magma - groupshow - Autocenter - Berlin

Opening Fr. 07.01.2011 8:00 p.m., Exhibition 07.01- 22.01.2011

Veronica Brovall, Emil Holmer, Jyrki Riekki, Samppa Törmälehto, Susann Brännström


Friday, January 7, 2011

Jutta Koether - Gallerie Daniel Buchholz - Berlin

January 7th 2011 - February 5th 2011
Opening reception on Friday, January 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tobias Buche - Drachenpost - Klosterfelde - Berlin

last chance: through end of January

‘The similarity of the pictorial structures to veils, plants or starry heavens, prompts the imagination like in science fiction – to a greater extent than a real veil or leaf would do. These are random resemblances. Yet, the basic impression of nature’s complexity is here equally in consequence of the molecular self-organization of matter. The basis for self-organizing processes in the natural world are physical and chemical laws, like the relatively weak intermolecular forces. Van der Waals forces, for instance, provide the right polarity of the electrically charged atoms and molecules. Cohesive and adhesive power of the liquids make the pathways, and pigment particles deposit or get dragged along like pebbles and sand in a riverbed.’ (Ulrike Heise).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Björn Dahlem - Die Theorie des Himmels III - Focus Imaginarius - Gallerie Guido W. Baudach - Berlin

last chance: through January 15, 2011

Galerie Guido W. Baudach is pleased to present Die Theorie des Himmels III – Focus Imaginarius (The Theory of Heavens – Focus Imaginarius) the fourth solo exhibition by Berlin based artist Björn Dahlem (*1974). For more than ten years now, Dahlem is intensly concerned with the creation of world models and galactic visions. Apart from a series of extensive installations, also smaller sculptures and assemblages in display cases were built. With these, even in this show, Dahlem condenses his views of a symbolically loaden „mechanic of the heavens“.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Adrian Ghenie - S.M.A.K. - Ghent

through 27.03.2011

Ghenie’s dense and tactile paintings with their complex structure offer a contemporary vision of major political narratives and such fundamental, universal topics as the abuse of power, exploitation and oppression, and also of a personal, individual human struggle. His critique is never direct, however, but always takes a roundabout route. Ghenie obscures all his historical and political references by fusing them with personal memories, film references, clichés from the entertainment industry and elements from art history. This gives rise to a continuous metamorphosis between fact and construction, a grid of fragmented stories on collective and individual catastrophes. Ghenie depicts a journey through the darkest realms of human existence, where a glimmer of hope nevertheless persists.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paul Thek - Diver, A Retrospective - Whitney Museum - NYC

last chance: through January 9th 2011

Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective is the first retrospective in the United States devoted to the legendary American artist Paul Thek (1933-1988). A sculptor, painter, and one of the first artists to create environments or installations, Thek came to recognition showing his sculpture in New York galleries in the 1960s. The first works exhibited, which he began making in 1964 and called “meat pieces” as they were meant to resemble flesh, were encased in Plexiglas boxes that recall Minimal sculptures. At the end of the sixties, Thek left for Europe, where he created extraordinary environments, incorporating elements from art, literature, theater, and religion, often employing fragile and ephemeral substances, including wax and latex.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Michael Sailstorfer - forst - Kestnergesellschaft - Hannover

november 26, 2010 to february 6, 2011

Michael Sailstorfer (*1979, Velden/Vils), who studied at the Akademie der Künste in Munich and Goldsmiths College in London, is one of the most important representatives of recent German art. Through the artistic transformation of everyday objects and places he creates poetic images that deal with conditions from euphoria to decay. Absurd failure and tragicomedy play as important a role as the question of the space a sculpture is able to occupy: sometimes he even attacks our senses of hearing and smell. Sailstorfer's work operates within the tension between such concepts as home and the far away, mobility and standstill or light and darkness. Destruction and recombination are his basic compositional principles. Despite the vehemence of his artistic transformations, Sailstorfer's works always have a characteristic humor and background melancholy.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Julien Bismuth - The Golden Ass - The Box - Los Angeles

December 16, 2010- January 29th, 2011

Julien Bismuth's second exhibition at The Box consists of three distinct new works. The first is a video, The Golden Ass, shot by the artist at the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in Tehachapi, California and at the Wild Burro Rescue in Olancha, California, both sanctuaries for the increasingly endangered feral donkey population. Rather than a documentation of these animals or their situation, the video is a sequence of discrete encounters with the animals and their caretakers, each shot the consequence of a simple gesture of placement of the camera