Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Live to Tape - The Mike Steiner Collection - Hamburger Bahnhof - Berlin

through January 8th 2012

From the beginning of the 1970s, gallerist, collector and artist Mike Steiner was one of the earliest proponents of the young medium of video art in West Germany. Inspired by several trips to New York, where he came into contact with developments in video and action art, he opened the Studiogalerie in the vicinity of Berlin's Kurfürstendamm in 1976. The gallery soon became one of the defining exhibition spaces for Berlin media artists, who had received little attention before, as well as presenting international pioneers in video art and performance.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Geissler / Sann - volatile smile - NGBK - Berlin

through 11 September 2011

Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann address the current worldwide economic crisis in a complex exhibition. A new installation especially designed for the show at the NGBK will be on display, accompanied by four seemingly very different sets of subject matter deriving from earlier groups of works.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Ruth Ewan - The Ephemeral Past - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo - Seville

through October 16th 2011

Ruth Ewan (Aberdeen, Scotland, 1980) explores recent and distant instances of cultural activism. Tracing how ideas circulate through non-official channels as oral tradition, songs and myths; by studying how a movement, event or cultural product from the past can produce reactions in the present; and how these reactions can be controlled, transferred or adjusted to produce new meanings and interpretations.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Anton Henning - Talbot Rice Gallery - Edinburgh

through October 22nd 2011

In his first solo show in Scotland, German artist Anton Henning will create a Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) within Talbot Rice Gallery. Bright painted walls will transform the space providing a backdrop for the exhibition, which brings together furniture, lighting, easel painting, sculpture, window painting and drawing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gabriele Beveridge, Tomas Downes, Stuart Elliot - Rod Barton Gallery - London

through September 3rd 2011

Multiple readings can be made between the works - the gestural surfaces of Stuart Elliot's paintings mimic the images of ruptured concrete shielded under tinted glass in Tomas Downes' floor sculptures. These in turn are reflected in the dappled faux granite and complex imagery within Gabriele Beveridges assemblages. Drawing comparisons between the pieces forces the spectator to consider the space in-between – making them receptive to their own physicality as well as that of the gallery space and the works that inhabit it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Once Upon a Time - Deutsche Guggenheim - Berlin

through October 9th 2011

Based on important video artworks from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection, the exhibition Once Upon a Time investigates how contemporary artists adapt motives and narrative techniques from myths, fables, and fairy tales to mirror current social phenomena and events in recent history.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Asbestos Curtain - group show - Goldstein Galleries - London

through August 26th 2011

Mark Mulroney, Andro Semeiko, Ken Sortais, Daniel Sparkes, Willem Weismann, Edwin Burdis, Marten Daamgard, Horfe, Husk Mit Navn, Alec Kronacker, Rob Logan, Russell Maurice

In 2007, MOMA held a show entitled Comic Abstraction, this term remains the closest definition of this new genre thus far. Asbestos Curtain contributes significantly to the mapping of a new phase in Comic Abstraction.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jose Dávila - Nowhere Can Be Now Here - Figge Rosen Gallery - Berlin

through August 27th 2011

We are proud to inaugurate on June 9, 2011 at 7 pm the first solo exhibition of the Mexican artist Jose Dávila (*1974, Guadalajara) in Germany. The exhibition's title Nowhere Can Be Now Here is a citation of a sentence by Gordon Matta-Clark. From the statement that nowhere can be now here follows the logical implication that it can be also somewhere else.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sutton Lane visits Klosterfelde - groupshow - Berlin

through August 27nd 2011

Sutton Lane is pleased to present a two person exhibition by Liz Deschenes and Scott Lyall as part of a gallery exchange with Klosterfelde. On view are three photograms by Liz Deschenes and four paintings by Scott Lyall from the nude series along with an adhesive vinyl.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ceal Floyer - Esther Schipper - Berlin

last chance: through August 27th 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Distant Star / Estrella Distante - group show - Regen Projects - LA

last chance: through August 20th 2011

Regen Projects and kurimanzutto are pleased to present Distant Star / Estrella Distante an exhibition based on the writings of Chilean born writer Roberto Bolaño (b. 1953 - d. 2003). Bolaño's writing -- lyrical, evocative, transformative, political, and powerful -- has been a common passion for many of the artists in this exhibition as well as the organizers. The exhibition is partly homage to the writer, and partly an exploration of the timbre and topicality of his works.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rebus - group show - Simon Lee Gallery - London

through September 3rd 2011

vedovamazzei, John M Armleder, Mircea Cantor, Merlin Carpenter, Matias Faldbakken, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sherrie Levine, Sislej Xhafa, Heimo Zobernig

curated by Mario Codognato

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hilary Lloyd - Artists Space - NYC

last chance: through August 22nd 2011

Artists Space presents the first solo exhibition in the United States by British artist Hilary Lloyd. The exhibition will feature new work developed by Lloyd in direct relation to the architecture of Artists Space.

Monday, August 15, 2011

One Of A Thousand Ways To Defeat Entropy - Arsenale Novissimo - Venice

through October 2nd 2011

Alexander Ponomarev, Hans Op de Beeck, Adrian Ghenie, Ryoichi Kurokawa

The participating artists are internationally recognized as leading masters of contemporary art. They have all exhibited in major public museums in both their home countries and abroad, and they are represented in important state and private collections. For One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy each will create a new large-scale installation befitting the imposing industrial architecture of the Arsenale Novissimo. For every artist, this new work will be a career milestone.

curated by Nadim Samman

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dara Birnbaum - Arabesque - Marian Goodman Gallery - NYC

through August 26th 2011

The exhibition will showcase Dara Birnbaum’s most recent multi-channel work from 2011, Arabesque, in conjunction with a selection of her earliest single channel works from 1975/76, offering us a rare opportunity to view her earliest investigations in media while considering the continuity of her artistic practice over the past three and a half decades.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Characters in Search of an Exit - group show - MOT International - London

through August 13th 2011

Mircea Cantor, Beatrice Gibson, Mauricio Guillén, Amalia Pica, Ric Warren

characters in search of an exit sees topologies of division articulated through the organising forms and devices of language. Populated by interruptions and iterations, the works are discursive of strategies with which to navigate spaces of separation. Experiencing space as syntax, the artist is frequently apparent as translator or editor. There is a sense of incompleteness given over to the exhibition through its works (a poster for a film not yet made, a scene’s script extracted from a film, a single second of video in unremitting repetition) which are sited at a point of transposition or becoming. characters in search of an exit contends to make visible, through their varied exhibitional forms, the different surfaces of the works’ disruptions, transmissions and interactions within spaces and to bring these into dialogue through shifting sets of associations.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Time and Materials - group show - Horton Gallery - Berlin

through August 20th 2011

Horton Gallery, Berlin is pleased to announce Time and Materials, a group exhibition featuring recent work by Ana Cardoso, Anna Mirbach, Alice Muench, Natasza Niedziolk, and Cristiana Palandri.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

With and Without Painting - group show - Max Wigram Gallery

through August 12th 2011

Athanasios Argianas, Dafni Barbageorgopoulou, Pavel Büchler, Lucio Fontana, FOS, Marine Hugonnier, Barnaby Hosking, Ben Mayman, Jack Newling

This exhibition of work by nine artists is as much about the relationship between individual pieces than any overarching principle. Starting, however, with the basis of painting made without the use of the hand, the work by nine artists in all, touches on design, print, abstraction and reproduction.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Age End Of The World - group show - Taxter & Spengeman - NYC

through August 5th 2011

Works by:

Xavier Cha, Cameron, Peter Coffin, Anne Collier, Trisha Donnelly, Robin Graubard, Zach Harris, Jaya Howey, Claire Fontaine, Justin Lowe, Nate Lowman, Scott Olson, Scott Olson & Jerome Sasanecki, Adam Putnam, Max Schumann, Joaquin Spengemann, A.L. Steiner


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Corinne Wasmuht - Versammlung der Zeichen I - KW69 #6 - Berlin

through September 29th 2011

With works by: Hanna-Mari Blencke, Anna Boghiguian, Spartacus Chetwynd, Habima Fuchs, Markus Gutmann, Margarethe Held, Chris Hipkiss, Kalin Lindena, Wolfgang Lugmair, Peter Pommerer, Agatha Wojciechowski

„The exhibition’s center is not visible, here diverse signs of different artistic expressiveness gather; governors of an arcane world.“ (Corinne Wasmuht)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Re: Empire - group show - Team Gallery - NYC

through August 5th 2011

Alex Da Corte, Josh Kolbo, Justin Matherly, and Dominic Nurre

The title of the exhibition, Re: Empire, refers to an article published in Newsweek this past March by Bret Easton Ellis,concerning the rise of a new breed of celebrity. In the article, "Charlie Sheen is Winning," Ellis divides culture into two categories, the traditional Empire and the new guard - Post-Empire. Post-Empire exists within the system but with knowing disrespect and casual humor that differentiates it from Empire's solemn self-importance. The works created for Re: Empire use a similar irreverence in their dialogue with art history.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials...- groupshow - Gallerie Johann König - Berlin

through August 27th 2011

Darren Bader, Eduardo Basualdo, Phyllida Barlow, Michael Beutler, Andy Coolquitt, Jan de Cock, Agathe Fleury, Michel François, Martha Friedman, Kasia Fudakowski, Jason Kraus, Justin Matherly, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Martin Soto Climent, Jessica Stockholder, Johannes Wald

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I feel like i'm disappearing, getting smaller every day / but when i look in the mirror, i'm bigger in every way - groupshow - West - The Hague

through August 26th 2011

With Søren Thilo Funder, Jens Haaning, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, A Kassen, Leopold Kessler, Josh Kline, Rasmus Høj Mygind, Torben Ribe & Jayson Musson a.k.a. Hennesy Youngman.

Curated by IMO, Copenhagen

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tablet - group show - Eleven Rivington - NYC

through August 12th 2011

Eleven Rivington is pleased to present Tablet, a three person show with new works by Michael DeLucia, Joshua Smith, and Valeska Soares. The exhibition includes work concerned with formal compositions comprised of simple planes and blocks of color.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


August 6th - 31st 2011 / Private view 4th of August 2011

Martin Cole, Matthew Johnstone, Daif King.

Channel 8 is an un-programmable channel. It receives no specific data, no pixels are initialized or assigned specific forms or colours. The channel is responsive only to random flows of information.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Moment Pleasently Frightful - groupshow - Laura Bartlett Gallery - London

through August 26th 2011

curated by Chris Sharp


The Moment Pleasantly Frightful is a group exhibition featuring the work of five artists of varying backgrounds and generations. The work presented is united by virtue of its potential to erotically and drolly evoke the body without literally representing it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Matthew Ronay - Between the Worlds - Andrea Rosen Gallery - NYC

through August 19th 2011

Make Believe partakes of the nature of the magic ritual. We not only pretend to be what we are not, but by staging our pretense we strive to conjure and bring in to existence a new genuineness. The strange thing is that often this conjuring act succeeds, and we become what we pretend to be. - Eric Hoffer, "The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms," 1955

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lost Paradise - groupshow - Mariane Boesky Gallery - NYC

through August 5th 2011

Diana Al-Hadid, Mathias Kessler, and Julião Sarmento

Everything dissolves, everything perishes, everything passes, only time goes on… -Diderot

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Diana Al-Hadid, Mathias Kessler, and Julião Sarmento. The show’s sculptures, photographs, paintings, and video explore the passage of time and the phenomenon of disintegration from art historical, architectural, ecological, economic, and personal perspectives. Through formal and thematic representations of ruin and decay, these pieces evoke nostalgia for both real and imagined histories.