Sunday, July 31, 2011

Praxis - groupshow - Elisabeth Dee - NYC

through August 26th 2011

Josephine Meckseper, Ryan Trecartin, Meredyth Sparks, Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, Mark Barrow, Linder, Lizzie Fitch

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Endless Summer - groupshow - Galerie Wentrup - Berlin

Nevin Aladağ, Miriam Böhm, Axel Geis, Mathew Hale, Gregor Hildebrandt, Michael Kalki, Florian Meisenberg, Jen Ray, David Renggli, Wawrzyniec Tokarski, Timm Ulrichs

Friday, July 29, 2011


Private view: Friday, 29th of July 2011 / 6-9 pm
exhibition dates: 30th of July - 14th of August 2011
Thursday - Saturday / 1-6 pm and by appointment

Stuart Barnes | Joe Crowdy | Emotion Driven Process Based Parallel Identities | Maya Fujiwara | Chas Higginbottom | Luke McCreadie | Jessica Nina Mello | Anna Moderato | PsychoanalYSL | Stuart W. Scott | Annie Strachan

72 Copeland Road, SE15 3SU Peckham, South East London

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ΩMEGA - NULL/VOID - Sassoon Gallery - London

private view: Thursday, July 28th 2011
through August 14th 2011


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Miriam Böhm, Rosy Keyser, and Erin Shirreff - Lisa Cooley - NYC

through August 12th, 2011

The works of Miriam Böhm, Rosy Keyser, and Erin Shirreff, while formally and visually distinct, share a nuanced exploration of visual perception and the subjective excesses it enables. This tendency exists on a wide-ranging continuum between the three artists. In their own meticulous ways, they give the viewer multiple perspectives within a single work that gradually lends itself to a perceptual dislocation. In the works of Miriam Böhm this occurs more literally through photographic representations – multiple photographic vantage points and narrative spaces exist in a single frame. In Erin Shirreff’s collage works made from cut-out book pages, familiar yet mysterious sculptures of unknown provenance are bifurcated and reassembled, creating a new image that intimates a visually cohesive object that never quite arrives. Meanwhile Keyser’s large abstract paintings and sculptures negotiate perspective through their hands-on materiality – paint is utilized as a sculptural material, making the works simultaneously function as abstract landscapes and representational forms. Shared forms of gesture and engagement also unite these varying aesthetic strategies. Even as each artist’s works in the exhibition provide divergent singularities, the larger dialogue concerns the perceptual vagaries that gradually emerge.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

DOROTHEA - groupshow - Ancient & Modern - London

through 13 August 2011

Ancient & Modern presents 'DOROTHEA', a compilation of works which the artists Matthias Dornfeld and Shila Khatami appreciate a lot and feel familiar with: 'We are excited by what's going to happen, many works in the gallery space. Maybe the whole thing becomes one collage, maybe bullshit, a risky adventure, lots of communication, huge context. how do I feel in a crowd? How do I feel looking at a crowd, Babylon or Pyongyang? We`ll see (or not)!'

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stuart Cumberland - Four Circle Paintings - The Approach - London

through July 31st 2011

This solo exhibition, Cumberland's third at The Approach, consists of four single colour paintings of four hand drawn circles. The gestural drawing and rapid colouring in that are rendered using stencil techniques, perfectly hold in balance a tension between the handmade and the mechanical. Many of the lazy basic human desires to decadently slob around, piss, dribble and drip everywhere have been processed and mediated into these elegant paintings, that Cumberland refers to as 'posh ornaments'.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

INTI - groupshow - On Stellar Rays - NYC

through July 31, 2011


The departure point of the exhibition is Owens’ own work, which frequently engages other artists in collaborative performances and dialogue. HisAnthology project, forthcoming November at MoMA PS1, investigates the historical function of the ‘score’ in performance and the productive tension between collaboration and authorship. Owens’ work is influenced by a preceding generation of African American artists working in performance, as well as a generation of artists for whom social awareness and activism is the norm. Inti maps out, as Owens states, “how an artist’s work is always informed by and through other voices,” no matter how singular the artist’s practice.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Samatha Donnelly - Shoulder to Shoulder - Ceri Hand Gallery - Liverpool

last chance: through 23rd 2011

Shoulder to Shoulder is Samantha Donnelly's second solo show at Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, and investigates what it is to be consuming, and consumed, in today’s image obsessed culture.

The title is taken from a dark and ironic BBC historical drama series, depicting the women's suffragette movement in Britain, first broadcast in 1974. The series ends in 1918, when women ‘of property’ were given the vote.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Anne Truitt and Hannah Wilke - Alex Zachary - NYC

last chance: through July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Poste Restante - punctuation programme -Limoncello - London

You are invited to a 'Poste Restante' a Punctuation Programme organised by Eric Fredericksen, on Thursday 21st July 2011, 7 - 9 pm

This Punctuation Programme refuses to deliver. Presenting the work of eleven artists and collaborators, it offers artworks sent via National Postal systems addressed 'Poste Restante' to the gallery. The works are exhibited as received, in unopened envelopes or parcels, accompanied by paperwork generated during transit, including custom forms, bills of lading, and pro forma invoices.

For its version at Limoncello, 'Poste Restante' will be accompanied by a performance by Berlin-based artists Hadley+Maxwell, derived from a text by Fernando Pessoa.

Jason Dodge, Hadley+Maxwell, Allison Hrabluik, Aaron Flint Jamison, Sam Lewitt, Heather and Ivan Morison, Avigail Moss, Pamela Rosenkranz, Dexter Sinister, Matt Sheridan Smith, Oscar Tuazon


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christoph Büchel - Piccadilly Community Centre - Hauser & Wirth - London

through July 30th 2011

Former Midland / HSBC Bank and Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly gallery is currently being transformed into a fully functioning Community Centre. The centre will host a wide range of classes, workshops and events. Facilities will include among other things multifunctional spaces, a computer room, a non-denominational prayer room, an activity room, a community canteen, a community bar and club. Outside in the market in front of St James’ Church, the Community Centre will run a stall. There will be a daily schedule of classes and events, which start on Friday 13 May and will run until Saturday 30 July.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Lesley Vance - David Kordansky - Los Angeles

through August 13th 2011

Vance's compositions, activated by illusionistic plays of light and wet-on-wet brushwork, function as vessels for the movement of paint itself: for hue, viscosity, and the relationship between hand and medium. The work is defined by this simultaneous action, one in which paint can be seen both for its intrinsic properties and for its ability to imply fictive spaces.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sticks and Stones - Groupshow - Perez Projects - Berlin

through August 6th 2011


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bertrand Lavier - Xavier Hufkens - Brussels

through August 29th 2011

The artist is like an archaeologist of the post-industrial era. He has had a damaged canoe repaired with great care by archaeology restoration experts as if it were a priceless relict from the past, while bronze casts of African objects are treated with a layer of nickel, so that they come to resemble modern artworks. In his oeuvre, not lacking for humour, Lavier raises some pertinent questions about the aura of art and the fetishism of the object.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Willem De Rooij - Crazy Repelled Firelight - Friedrich Petzel - NYC

through August 5th 2011

Willem de Rooij’s work is determined by the selection and combination of images in diverse media, such as sculpture, film, photography and text. His work analyzes the conventions of presentation and representation and assesses the tension between socio-political and autonomous image production. Where early film installations already had a sculptural quality, de Rooij's most recent exhibitions became works of art in their own right, often incorporating found materials or appropriated works of art.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Boy Who Robbed You A Few Minutes Before Arriving At The Ball - groupshow - Galerie Gisela Kapitain - Cologne

Walead Beshty, Maria Brunner, Günther Förg, Margarete Jakschik, Martin Kippenberger, Meuser, Albert Oehlen, Laura Owens, Stephen Prina, John Stezaker, Charline von Heyl, Kelley Walker, Franz West, Christopher Williams

So the group show is meant to be an introduction of my work to the gallery. Regina and I organized it together and I decided to contribute a new multi-paneled work made by reproducing an advertisement for Pioneer featuring Andy Warhol. The panels can be dispersed between rooms, used to create different rhythms and modes of pacing or used to divide works or bring together other works. The piece is a kind of a curatorial tool; there has always been a part of my work interested in that.

curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Carsten Nicolai - Pionier - EigenArt - Leipzig

through September 3rd 2011

In the exhibition pionier at Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig Carsten Nicolai realizes his work pionier I, a space installation that varies between the states of stability and instability: A white parachute is expanded by the air flow of a windmachine and flaps in line with the installation continuously and formally controlled, but still comparatively unstable and unpredictable inside the showroom. The parachute is arranged in a deficient balance; it gets into a reeling of the interplay between gravity and wind energy and therefore figuratively provides as a metaphor of the invisible balance between order and entropy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Making Mirrors - groupshow - NGBK - Berlin

through July 31st 2011

Artists: Dave Ball & Oliver Walker, Sonia Barrett, Danielle Daude, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Farida Heuck, Wayne Hodge, Wolfram Kastner, Rajkamal Kahlon, Philip Metz, Manuela Ritz, Serfiraz Vural & Pasquale Rotter

Through representation, presence and absence, images define and reinforce how we see ourselves and others. The construction of a white, universally accepted, normality, and the simultaneous exclusion of the racialised body of color are also rooted in a media culture which celebrates a majority society perspective whilst overlooking and ignoring positions of color. Others are designated as alien and depicted either as exotic or stereotypes; they are caricatured, silenced, or simply remain absent. The place itself from which these labels and gaze emanates, from which this honouring or ignoring originates, remains unnamed. What then happens when the ruling normality is held before a mirror, when the gaze of the other is reversed? What becomes visible, when the exoticised gaze back?

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Minimal Gesture - groupshow - Timothy Taylor Gallery - London

through August 20th 2011

The Minimal Gesture brings together a group of cross-generational artists working in the wake of abstract expressionism. The exhibition suggests that the painting practices of these artists are marked by conflicting impulses. Austere signifiers of order such as the grid format, geometric motifs and monochromatic colour palettes are made expressive through playful lines and textured surface. The Minimal Gesture explores the gap between – and improbable proximity of – abstract expressionism and minimalism.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

James Taylor Gallery - London

09 Jul 2011 - 31 Jul 2011

Joshua Bilton, Benedict Drew, Martelli/Gibson (igloo), Dean Kenning

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Instinct for the Actual - groupshow - Coldharbour - London

8 July 2011 - 31 July 2011

Edwin Burdis, Joe Clark, Guy Gormley, Tom Saunderson, and Rob Sherwood

Curated by Guy Robertson

Instinct for the Actual brings together five artists who administer a sensual relationship with our rapidly developing immaterial worlds: At times there is a battle between romantic notions of the self as opposed to the rationale of sys- tems of reproduction, especially as manifested in digital and lens-based culture. They combat the failings of Fyodor Dostoyevksy's character in White nights who laments, " begins to seem to me at such times that I am incapable of beginning a life in real life, because it has seemed to me that I have lost all touch, all instinct for the actual, the real..."

Friday, July 8, 2011

Footnote 6: As Model - groupshow - Miguel Abreu Gallery - NYC

July 7th – August 14th 2011

Liam Gillick, Józef Robakowski, R. H. Quaytman, Edward Krasinski, Union Gaucha Productions, Karin Schneider, Nicolás Guagnini, Lygia Clark, Anna Ostoya, Igor Krenz + replica

Curated by Barbara Piwowarska

Footnote originated in the basement of a large castle in Poland, around Halloween time, in near-total darkness. The few people who saw the exhibit took pictures.1 Just as R. H. Quaytman’s 1999 replica of Katarzyna Kobro’s 1928 Spatial Composition 2, presented in Footnote 6, is a reversed reconstruction of the original work, Footnote seeks to upend established orders of legibility. Instead of the main text, the footnote appears as primary here, in the format of an exhibition. And both the main subject of interest – avant-garde sculptor Katarzyna Kobro – and the project’s curator, emerge from the sphere of the ‘margin.’


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jon Nash - You know you're not the first - French Riviera - London

8 July - 31 July 2011 Preview Wednesday 6 July, 6 - 9pm

The Hudson River Series is the product of extensive travels throughout Google's Streetview program. On one of several long distance journeys between the Adirondack Mountains and Athe Atlantic Ocean an anomaly in the scenery occurs. The work is captured as screengrabs from this two mile stretch of technical failure.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

PROXY, OR - groupshow - Seventeen Gallery - London

Wednesday 6th Jul - Saturday 6th Aug 2011

David Blandy, Riley Harmon, Graham Hudson

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Andrea Zittel - Pattern of Habit - Sprüth Magers - Berlin

through September 10th 2011

’For the last twenty years my work in one way or another has examined how psychological structures, thought systems and beliefs are manifested as physical objects in the world that we create around ourselves. Most recently this research has focused on the patterns and systems that are bound to habits, schedules and rules. For instance, I live in the desert where there all of my day to day necessities are ordered on-line, and delivered to my doorstep - a never ending stream of products, each carefully packed in its own cardboard box. After I unpack its contents I eye the box thinking that it is a shame to throw out such a perfect vehicle – especially if it has special proportions or clearly crisp edges and corners. Soon I found myself stacking the boxes up along an empty wall, eventually devising a way to cement this irregular structure together into an integrated unit that reflects a pattern of my own life through consumption.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Taryn Simon - A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters - Tate Modern - London

through November 6th 2011

Tate Modern premieres an important new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon. A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which Simon travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen ‘chapters’ that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects documented by Simon include feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the body double of Saddam Hussein’s son Uday, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lutz Bacher - Cabinet Gallery - London

Last chance: through July 2nd 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Diann Bauer - The Enemy is Everything That Might Happen - Paradise Row - London

last chance: through July 2nd 2011

For her second solo show at Paradise Row, Diann Bauer turns the rhetorical excess of extreme-cum-mainstream contemporary political discourse back on itself. Using wall painting and a series of near illegible political signs and posters, Bauer ramps up the apocalyptic hysteria of right-wing libertarian movements whilst simultaneously laying-bare their proximity to left-wing traditions of protest.