Monday, February 28, 2011

Surface/Tension - groupshow - Lisson Gallery - London

through March 15th 2011

Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition of new works by Kitty Kraus, Dan Shaw-Town and Gedi Sibony. The works in the show explore the unifying aesthetic and interest in unconventional materials and sculptural practices shared by these three geographically and methodologically disparate artists. The exhibition will be the first time that these artists have shown work with Lisson Gallery.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Told - Darina Karpov, Laura Oldfield Ford, Emma Talbot - Hales Gallery - London

25 February - 2 April 2011

Private view: 24 February 2011, 6-9pm Hales Gallery is pleased to present TOLD, a group exhibition that presents three artists who reconsider the role of narrative in contemporary painting. Each artist contemplates the nature of narrative and how it could be used and reinvented for a new era. Much of the work alludes to past structures of this genre but resists the smooth passage of the content. In its place, each artist has created their own form of anti-narrative through the use of biographical, subjective and personalised imagery. Disrupting and fragmenting the notion of a singular reading, the artists encourage the viewer to imagine.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Karthik Pandian - Unearth - Whitney Museum of American Art - NYC

through March 24th 2011

Los Angeles-based artist Karthik Pandian uses 16mm film and architectural constructions to examine the relationship between ancient and modern cultures and the ways in which contemporary societies understand and treat the monuments of societies past. Unearth grows out of Pandian’s two-year investigation into the ancient Native American city of Cahokia, the remnants of which are located outside and underneath the site of present day East St. Louis, IL.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thomas Hirschhorn - Wirtschaftslandschaft Davos - Aargauer Kunsthaus - Aargau

29 Jan 2011 – 25 Apr 2011

In 2010 the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aargau was able to acquire the Installation Wirtschaftslandschaft Davos by Thomas Hirschhorn with funds provided by the Aargauischer Kunstverein and additional support from the Federal Cultural Office. Both artistically and in terms of content the acquisition is a perfect addition to this museum of Swiss art.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Freedom of Speech - groupshow - Kunstverein Hamburg

DECEMBER 18, 2010 - MARCH 27, 2011

The exhibition "Freedom of Speech" questions and analyses the concept of freedom of speech and the ideological role it plays in Western democracy. Everything revolves around the question: What if only those who say the truth are allowed to speak? What consequences does the freedom of expression have for our society? How and where is this freedom instrumentalized? Justified questions, that would also have been apt in connection with the debate about Thilo Sarrazin's book and his racist comments in the media. However, this controversy also manifested itself in the cartoon dispute in 2005, when a right-wing Danish daily newspaper published the so-called "Muhammad cartoons." The ensuing conflict and the Iranian reaction in the form of a "Holocaust cartoon competition" provoked a public discussion on civil rights and liberties – the freedom of speech, expression, and the press – and truth.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

British Art Show 7 - Hayward Gallery - London

16 Feb to 17 Apr 2011

Curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton, the 39 selected artists have been chosen on the grounds of their significant contribution to contemporary art in the last five years. All artworks included have been produced since 2005 and encompass sculpture, painting, installation, drawing, photography, film, video and performance, with many artists creating new works especially for the exhibition.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Out of Focus - After Gerhard Richter - Kunsthalle - Hamburg

11 February to 22 May 2011

Since the 1960s, the art of Gerhard Richter (*1932) has been marked by an out-of-focus appearance. Just as Georg Baselitz has become famous for turning his pictures’ motifs upside down, the blurred and hazy, out-of-focus appearance is seen as typical for Richter’s paintings. This holds true for his representations of figures, landscapes or still-life paintings just as it does for his abstract paintings.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Seth Price - Friedrich Petzel Gallery - NYC

last chance: February 19 , 2011

In Seth Price’s third show with Friedrich Petzel Gallery he screens music videos made to accompany two upcoming vinyl records, one of which debuts this January (Honesty, from AVA Records). The music was recorded by the artist, and includes ghost stories just recently written and narrated by Mr. Price, tracks originally included in videos by the artist from as far back as 2000, and pop songs from many years between. The music videos were originally posted to Youtube this past fall.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

System Analysis - group exhibition - Langen Foundation - Neuss

February 14th, 2011 - May 08th, 2011

The exhibition, System Analysis, provides insight into the works of a group of younger artists from New York. Liz Deschenes, Wade Guyton, Eileen Quinlan, Blake Rayne, Reena Spaulings and Cheyney Thompson do not conceive themselves as constituting a group, but they are friends and share an interest in questions concerning the making and the conditions of images today. Thus it is characteristic of their works that they employ, to a high degree, techniques of reproduction, and apart from photography and silk-screen printing, use also computers, scanners, printers and photocopiers to fathom the potentials of contemporary art production.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

John Stezaker - Whitechapel Gallery - London

29 January - 18 March 2011

British artist John Stezaker is fascinated by the lure of images. Taking classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, Stezaker makes collages to give old images a new meaning. By adjusting, inverting and slicing separate pictures together to create unique new works of art, Stezaker explores the subversive force of found images. Stezaker’s famous Mask series fuses the profiles of glamorous sitters with caves, hamlets, or waterfalls, making for images of eerie beauty.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rineke Dijkstra - The Krazy House - De Hallen - Haarlem

18.12.2010 - 13.03.2011

De Hallen Haarlem presents the Dutch première of The Krazy House by Rineke Dijkstra. This work consists of a series of photos and a 4-channel video projection of dancing adolescents, and has previously been shown in Berlin and New York. Dijkstra is chiefly known for her series of portraits of bullfighters and adolescents on the beach. The Krazy House will be on view from 18 December, 2010, through 13 March, 2011, in De Hallen Haarlem.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Josh Smith - Luhring Augustine - NYC

Feb 11 - Mar 19, 2011

Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Josh Smith. This will mark his third solo show with the gallery and will present a selection of paintings and collages. Smith is perhaps best known for paintings featuring his name writ large, the letters of which fluctuate between signifiers of the name and abstracted forms. In recent years, he has experimented with more figurative subjects such as fish and leaves, and his newest works include depictions of skeletons and insects. Each motif is chosen not as a subject to be precisely rendered, but rather as a point of departure in his ongoing exploration of abstraction. In forcing the painted subject to be somewhat arbitrary, Smith strives to take the act of painting beyond aesthetics.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Highways Connect and Divide - groupshow - Foxy Productions - NYC

February 8 - March 12, 2011


As the highway rapidly connected people in new ways, it became a metaphor for modernity, progress and enlightenment. it divided people from their downtowns, riversides, amenities, and one other.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gabriel Lester - DiLSiZ - Rodeo - Istanbul

last chance:

through 12.02.2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

States of Matter - Ilona Sagar & Davide Cascio - Swiss Church - London

11 - 26 February, 2011

Private View & Performance: Thursday 10 February 2011, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Ilona Sagar (UK), Davide Cascio (CH) States of Matter is the first exhibition selected by the Swiss Church in London following an open call addressed to MFA students in Curating at Goldsmiths College.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Judith Hopf - Cold Society - KW69 # 3 - Berlin

through February 20, 2011

With works by: Henrik Olesen, Ruairiadh O'Connell, Inge Morath/Saul Steinberg, Lena Henke, Julian Göthe, Martin Ebner/Florian Zeyfang

Morally speaking, the "cold society" is not a good or a bad society. It can run like clockwork, because it ritually confirms the familiar and remains true to it. So the question is not "what real results the cold societies achieve", but "what permanent intention directs them; because the image they have of themselves are an essential part of their reality." (Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Douglas Gordon - k.364 - Gagosian Gallery - London

February 9th March 26rd 2011

Everything is coded, nothing is really explained. That’s why you have to watch it a second time. But the underlying theme is the battle between history and the fleeting beauty of music. --Douglas Gordon

Gordon’s new film k.364 involves two Israeli musicians of Polish descent (Avri Levitan and Roi Shiloah) traveling to Poland from Berlin by train. Shown on multiple screens and with layered sound, the film follows the two men through a desolate landscape in a country whose tragic and violent history is barely resolved for them. Gordon films the musicians on this personal journey, isolating intimate moments at which their passionate love of music seems to move between them.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pavel Pepperstein - Leviathan - Sutton Lane - Paris

through 28 February 2011

Sutton Lane is pleased to announce the forthcoming solo exhibition of Pavel Pepperstein in Paris. This is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery since 2003. He will present a new series of watercolours.

Monday, February 7, 2011

George Condo - Mental States - New Museum - NYC

January 26th - May 8th 2011

George Condo has been a singular voice in American and European art for almost three decades. Born in 1957 in New Hampshire, he studied art history and music theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. In 1980 he arrived in New York, where he quickly became part of the burgeoning East Village art scene. Exhibiting at the Pat Hearn Gallery along with painters such as Mary Heilmann and Philip Taaffe, and becoming close friends with artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Condo developed a unique painting style, employing the virtuoso draftsmanship and paint handling of the old masters to depict subject matter that sprang largely from his imagination.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Maria Petschnig - Erolastica - On Stellar Rays - NYC

February 6 – March 13, 2011


Saturday, February 5, 2011

QuietlyLoud - groupshow - Thomas Erben Gallery - NYC

through February 12, 2011

Thomas Erben Gallery is pleased to present a three-person show, including paintings by Natasha Conway and Alisha Kerlin as well as sculptures by Cassie Raihl. Although in their late twenties, these artists have already received considerable attention through inclusions in such exhibitions as 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery London, Greater New York, MoMA PS1, and Knights Move, Sculpture Center, Long Island City.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dave McDermott - The Modern Temper - Duve - Berlin

JANUARY 21 - MARCH 04, 2011

DUVE Berlin proudly presents the first solo exhibition of New York based artist, Dave McDermott. The show entitled *The Modern Temper* presents new works of sculpture and collages, alongside a series of multi layered monochromatic paintings on museum board titled, *You Look Great When I'm Fucked Up*.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Susan Hiller - An Ongoing Investigation - Timothy Taylor Gallery - London

February 3rd - March 5th 2011

Emerging in the early 1970s, after initially studying as an anthropologist, Hiller is now one of the most influential artists of her generation. Hiller’s output has taken many different forms, and frequently derives from a process of collecting, cataloguing, restaging, and transforming cultural artifacts and experiences as a means of exploring the subconscious and unconscious mind.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dan Colen - Peanuts - Astrup Fearnley Museum - Oslo

20.01 - 24.04.2011

Dan Colen (b. 1979) is part of the new art scene on New York’s Lower East Side – the so-called ‘Bowery School’. He has gained recognition for creating personal and referential art. His work invites the spectator to enter an intimate, personal sphere, but also to go out in the streets, into an urban environment full of rude confrontations. The works are characterized by everything from graffiti and chewing gum to investigations of natural substances such as grass and dirt.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ed Atkins - Death Mask - Cabinet Gallery - London

15th January - 26th February 2011