Thursday, June 30, 2011

Leidy Celeste Nicole - groupshow - Museum 52 - NYC

JUNE 30th - JULY 31st 2011

Sarah Braman | David Brooks | Benjamin Degen | Daphne Fitzpatrick | Julia Goldman | Philip Hausmeier | Shara Hughes | Mariah Robertson | Jacob Robichaux | Stefan Sandner | Frank Selby | Anthony Titus | Stephen Vitiello

Curated by Lauren Cornell

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ever Changing Moods - Auto Italia SouthEast - London

through July 2011

A project by Rachal Bradley and Jess Wiesner, commissioned by Auto Italia South East. Brought together by Auto Italia, Bradley and Wiesner will present sculpture and performance made in and out of collaboration and in consultation with a wide variety of contributing artists.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On the Metaphor of Growth - FKV - Frankfurt

27.05.2011 - 31.07.2011

The international exhibition project “On the Metaphor of Growth” (Über die Metapher des Wachstums) is a cooperation between the Kunstverein Hannover, the Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Kunsthaus Baselland. Each of the three exhibitions places a different accent on artistic responses to the concept of growth, while demonstrating the present-day ambivalence that it arouses in terms of its economic, biological, and social implications.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

GLAZE - groupshow - Bischoff/Weiss - London

through 23 jul 2011

curated by george henry longly

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Slater Bradley - Never Bet Against Me - Max Wigram Gallery - London

through July 9th 2011

A giant video billboard in the centre of Venice relentlessly sends its messages to the Biennale traffic, Venetian locals and the tourist trade. Slater Bradley’s ’message’ briefly appears then is replaced by the next message until that too goes, and so on until Bradley’s returns again, and again. The staccato messages are curated by Neville Wakefield for Commercial Break, an intervention in a city that never advertises exploring the commercialisation of culture. Bradley’s ‘advertisement’ is for his forthcoming show at Max Wigram Gallery organised around culturally and socially mediated bravado and the collapse of the space between celebrity and fan.

Friday, June 24, 2011


24th - 27th of July 2011

`Rock the hard jams - treat it like a seminar,
teach the bourgeoise, and rock the boulevard´ (1)

He went back to the wall at the north end, passing the guard at the door. The guard was here but did not count as a presence in the room. The guard was here to be unseen. This was his job. the guard faced the edge of the screen but was looking nowhere, looking at whatever museum guards look at when a room stands empty. The man at the wall was here but maybe the guard did not count him as a presence any more than the man counted the guard. The man had been here for days on end and for extended periods every day and anyway he was back at the wall, in the dark, motionless. (2)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ai Wei Wei - Lisson Gallery - London

Through July 16th 2011

Lisson Gallery is proud to present a major survey show of work by Ai Weiwei to be held across both Bell Street spaces, London. The broad selection of key works from the past six years was agreed with the artist at the beginning of 2011. Ai Weiwei is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and consistently displays great courage in placing himself at risk to affect social change through his art. He serves as an example for legitimate social criticism and free expression both in China and internationally.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ryan Trecartin - Any Ever - P.S. 1 - NYC

through September 3rd 2011

MoMA PS1 presents Any Ever, the New York premiere of the artist Ryan Trecartin's (b. 1981, Webster, Tex.) 2007-2010 body of work, produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and contributors ranging from friends and fellow artists to working child actors.

MoMA PS1's first-floor Main Gallery will be devoted to the nonsequential series of seven movies, which are structurally conceived in two parts, one consisting of a trilogy, Trill-ogy Comp (2009), and the other a quartet, Re'Search Wait'S (2009-10). The movies are interconnected spatially via networked viewing rooms and materially by characters, semblances of plot, and formal, recurring motifs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fred Lonidier - Artworks from Protest, Social Criticism to Class Struggle - Silberkuppe - Berlin

through August 2011

Art and Social Change: Over the last decade and more, many artists have been concerned about a broad array of social issues. Commitment to social commentary and criticism through artworks is viewed as a move beyond the art-for-art's-sake limitations of liberal modernism: the artist as social isolate. But is this move toward the social really all that substantial? I think it depends upon how we come to view the role of the artist. My commitment has long been that the concerns and exhibition of social art be connected in some way to organized efforts towards the same ends; art that intends to challenge the social world has its best chance in tandem with social/political organizations and their allies.

Monday, June 20, 2011

David Salle - Maureen Paley - London

through July 17th 2011

Salle helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide including the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Carnegie International, and most recently The Pictures Generation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Angus Fairhurst - Retrospektive - Westfälischer Kunstverein - Münster

through September 4th 2011

Angus Fairhurst (1966-2008) was one of the most influential members of the group of artists associated with London’s Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s. Fairhurst participated in the seminal exhibition, Freeze, in 1988, which introduced the world to a generation who became known as the Young British Artists, setting the tone for contemporary art in the UK over the next two decades. The retrospective at Westfälischer Kunstverein is the first major exhibition of his work in Germany.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Leonor Antunes - walk around there. look through here - Museo Reina Sofia - Madrid

June 10th - September 5th 2011

The sculptures of Leonor Antunes (Lisbon, 1972) have a tendency to build their own meaning, without documentary or metaphorical allusions. In the formal, physical dimension of the sculpture, her work is about the measurement and codification of time-space and about how such codification, rather than being phenomenological, is something that depends on cultural and ideological references. The sculpture appears as a work of art, but also as a tool for interpreting the contingent nature of reality.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mike Pratt/Leo Fitzmaurice - Nice Paintings - Grundy Art Gallery - Blackpool

through July 23rd 2011

The exhibition includes several new works by Pratt, including a large sculptural work for the gallery’s entrance space. Pratt’s work indulges in the physical process of painting, combined with a direct examination of the cycle of assimilation that exists both within contemporary art and popular culture, as he borrows and ‘wrongfully’ appropriates from the artists who shaped the process before him. Through this method of sampling and remastering, Pratt combines stylistic quotation with deadpan observation and dumb mark-making, layering and obliterating his paintings until they are deemed at an end yet never resolved.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Florian Meisenberg - Kate McGarry - London

through July 9th 2011

Florian Meisenberg captures something rare in painting: lightness. Things appear weightless, a motley of colourful objects tumble around in a crisp, white space, and the human body is evoked in a pink line as it weaves across the canvas. In Many of the works there is no external frame, and the canvas floats un-stretched like a flag or banner in the sky.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How Can I (or You) Resist - Iniva - Rivington Place - London

June 15th - 18th 2011

Lloyd Corporation (Sebastian Lloyd Rees and Ali Eisa), Paul Crook Lily Keal and Ella Golt create works on the theme of 'resistance' in an exhibition organised by some of the Inivators

Monday, June 13, 2011

Evening's Tears, Morning's Dew - groupshow - Ancient and Modern - London

through June 18th 2011

Ancient & Modern presents ‘Evening’s Tears, Morning’s Dew’, an exhibition of photographic works by Ketuta Alexi- Meskhishvili, Claude Cahun, Raphael Danke, Luke Gottelier, Andrew Mania, Rudolf Polanszky and Miroslav Tichy.

These artists, spanning three generations, all display an interest or investment in the notion of ‘image-making as performance’ as an active and deliberate practice in both surreptitious and overt ways.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski - In Utero - Parasol Unit - London

through 29 July 2011

On June 8, 2011, Parasol unit will preview a solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish artist Jakub Julian Ziolkowski. Ziolkowski’s paintings are a wild hallucinatory journey into his strange and often frightening universe. Skeletons battle soldiers in murky swamps; towers of eyeballs goggle cartoonishly; flesh peels wetly off bare bones. Ziolkowski has an unflinching attitude to the corporeal: the body takes centre stage, at once defiled and dissected.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Alex Bag - Migros Museum - Zurich

through August 14th 2011

Since the early 1990s, the artist Alex Bag (b. 1969, USA) has been one of the most interesting protagonists of video performance art. Today, an entire generation of younger artists regard her work as an important point of reference. She became known for her technically simple videos that address the entertainment industry and its various formats, but also the art system with its lingering romantic notions of the artist’s life, and subject these sources to humorous treatment. Bag articulates her social critique with impressive precision, expressing a profound unease with our contemporary culture; an extraordinarily versatile actress, she usually appears in her own work, playing a great variety of roles. The migros museum für gegenwartskunst is the first institution to present an exhibition offering a comprehensive survey of Bag’s oeuvre.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Romantic Agony - groupshow - Horton Gallery - NYC

through June 18th 2011

Borrowing its title from the seminal text by Mario Praz, a treatise on sensuality in Romantic literature, the exhibition explores a debauched vision of the erotic in art that does away with any idealized notions of the body or the pleasures it seeks. Collected here are works that explore a darker strain of sexuality. Unapologetically carnal and verging on the grotesque, these artists subvert the overwhelming tendency to tame and aestheticize the sexual act. They capture instead, sexual energy en brute, a state of ecstatic convulsion and chaos.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Nina Wakeford - Relatively Norma (Anna Livia,1984) - Lima Zulu - London

Opening 7-10pm Thursday 9th June 2011
Then Open 12 till 6pm 10th-12th June There will be a discussion of the work on Sunday 12th June at 4pm. All are welcome.

"Some women cheered at the mention of foremothers, others booed the word "men". It was rather confusing. As Betsey pulled herself up to put her person behind her words, a little silver chain swung out from her neck. It held a double-headed axe, symbol of matriarchy. It had been Minnie's present to Ingrid who, finding it a little warlike, had passed it on to Betsey with the words "to my dear old battle-axe". Dorrie saw it and was sure Betsey had another lover. So that was why she was always tied up on Sundays.
- Get your act together, sisters, snarled Blanche from her wheelchair. We are not here to have our picture taken.
- We will mobile the girls' schools, Betsey declared.
- They look quite mobile already, said Dorrie, gazing at the figures bobbing up and down on the waves.
- And the convents and the ante-natal clinics...
- Wherever women together produce contempt in men...
- Women's prisons and girls' homes, laundromats and supermarkets, changing rooms and ante-natal clinics...

" Excerpt from "Relatively Norma" by Anna Livia. Onlywomen Press, 1984

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wilhelm Sasnal - Sadie Coles HQ - London

through 27th of August 2011

Sasnal's pared-down imagery and idiosyncratic handing of paint (dripped, impasto or even applied with his fingers) establish a vital interplay between subject-matter and form, figurative image and painted surface. Notions of framing are also central to his work: figures and objects are often interrupted and elided, emphasising of the inevitable selectivity of the camera lens. Certain works veer towards abstraction, employing a near-monochrome palette or reducing forms to diagrammatic elements. Other paintings appear studiedly mundane, focusing on seemingly random subjects such as a bottle of Sab Simplex (a digestive remedy for babies) sitting on top of a laptop.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cynthia Daignault - White Columns - NYC

through July 16th 2011

For her exhibition at White Columns Daignault will present a group of recent paintings created specifically for the space. Daignault’s paintings consider various formal tropes relating to the display and reception of art, and in particular to the presentation of film, video, and projection works in white-cube gallery spaces. (The works self-reflexively acknowledge that making paintings about such ideas is a fundamentally paradoxical activity.)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Marie Lund - Laura Bartlett Gallery - London

through 2nd July 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Paul Pfeiffer - Goetz Collection - Munich

through October 1st 2011

For the first time, Sammlung Goetz is presenting a solo exhibition of works by American artist Paul Pfeiffer. The circa 30 selected video and sound installations as well as sculptures and photographs, created between 1998 and the present day, provide comprehensive insights into the artist’s oeuvre. Pfeiffer focuses on mass-media phenomena of our global society, e.g. star cults, spectacular athletic events and film classics. He works exclusively with preexisting images, film and sound sequences. Using digital editing techniques, he manipulates these original images in the widest variety of manners to present them from a completely new perspective. Pfeiffer thus raises questions of identity, reconstruction and our dependence on mass media.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Loading Spaces - Brickhouse/SVA - Stroud

June 3rd - July 3rd 2011

‘Loading Spaces’ is a collaborative project that brings together the work of Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liška and the Lloyd Corporation.

It is premised upon an investigation into the various aesthetic, socio-political and material framings of objects within contemporary culture. This is an attempt to understand how an object is continually ‘produced’ – by its multifarious circulations, exchanges, displays and representations. The moment of the exhibition becomes a ‘loading space’ – objects are imported into a site where conditions can be tweaked, architecture can be intervened in and contexts can be shifted and scrutinized. How do certain objects react? How do our engagements, our navigations and our ways of looking at objects change in this space?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We Don’t Need To Need To Do This - groupshow - MOT International - London

through July 2nd 2011

Will Rogan, Iris Touliatou and Zin Taylor

MOTINTERNATIONAL is pleased to present We Don’t Need To Need To Do This, a three person exhibition bringing together artists for whom printed matter and photography act as a stand in for sculpture. ‘The book’ operates as a portal for these artists, where form exists in a place between image and object, print and sculpture.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tom Holmes - El Camino Real - Galerie Catherine Bastide/8 Rue saint Bon - Paris

June 25th 2011

Holmes’s latest sculptures and works on paper show a continued interest in proliferating proposals for contemporary funerary monuments and ephemera. The works do, however, easily depart from an explicit use-value allowing for an investment in frenzied abstraction based on a mixture of hard-edge graphic design of children’s marketing and a real investment in form, color and composition. Often borrowing from the language and motif of popular advertising, Holmes effortlessly combines a staggering array of references, images and techniques.