Friday, September 30, 2011

Haim Steinbach - creature - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery - NYC

through October 22, 2011

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of work by acclaimed artist Haim Steinbach. Haim Steinbach raises everyday objects to the level of art. He explores the common social ritual of collecting, arranging and presenting objects, in turn discovering the psychological and cultural context of the object. Steinbach's work has radically redefined the status of the object in art, and has had a far-reaching influence on the growth of post-modern artistic dialogue. This exhibition continues Steinbach's interest in the choices involved in and implicit in display, and the meanings and associations of our individualized, mass-produced and collective culture.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Insurgencies - group show - Angus-Hughes Gallery - London

last chance: through October 2nd 2011

Each artist in the show demonstrates a willingness to demote or jeopardise artistic authority in favour of an acknowledgement of paintings’ shortcomings - as a paradoxical means to its re-invigoration. The subject of these works often manifests as a cross-examination of real-life circumstance, demonstrating an instinctive need to question the validity of the criteria by which it is judged. The exhibition itself performs an active function that seeks ‘…to recreate the emptiness where the pure event of form can take place.’ (Baudrillard)

Curated by Shane Bradford & Peter Lamb

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pipilotti Rist - Eyeball Massage - Hayward Gallery - London

through January 8th 2011

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist is one of the world's leading contemporary artists, acclaimed for her innovative video installations. This exhibition, her first survey show in the UK, presents single channel videos, sculptures, photographs, wallpapers and video installations spanning her career from the 1980s to today. Highly accomplished technically and employing dazzling colour, Rist's practice fuses sensual images, music and text to create mesmerising installations. Rist creates a total sensory experience for her audience by showing her works within architectural installations conceived specially for particular spaces.

Monday, September 26, 2011

'Something to Dance to' - Landon Metz - Preteen Gallery - Mexico City

through September 2011

Preteen is pleased to present Something to Dance to´, an exhibition by New York-based painter Landon Metz.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra, Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections - LACMA - L.A.

last chance: through September 25th 2011

The exhibition component of this residency takes at its point of departure the legacy of Simon Rodia and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials or according to unorthodox impulses. The installation features assemblage, folk art, vernacular graphics, images of the Watts Towers and art from the LACMA collection selected by Ybarra, Diaz, and the Slanguage Studio, as well as a newly commissioned sculpture by Ybarra that connects the public art works done at the Watts residency site with the LACMA campus.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lloyd Corporation - Connect. Conjugate. Continue. - Carlos/Ishikawa - London

through October 29th 2011

They are initially held stationary in a Perspex reservoir at the top of the machine. They are disengaged and indifferent, an object constructed as a body for a number, the abstract figure. Specifically weighted and bounce tested, it is a carrier whose shape and material is determined by the most compulsory logistical requirements – a sphere in order to roll, plastic to endure repeated collisions and remain intact. It is an object commensurate with its task as a vessel, although it doesn’t entirely escape aesthetic consideration. Luridly coloured in the strange palette of highlighter pens, they are named according to Old World fantasy, of quests and precious stones. A laboured attempt to characterize the bodies, dress them for the spectacle they will become constitutive of. Yet this is only ever intended as a costume to fit the proceeding theatrics, not an identity that pierces to the heart of the objects. That could lead to a charge of potential discrimination, and this is the business of bare algorithms we are engaged in. For any anxiety just refer to the numerical figure, printed 16 times across each body’s face.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pamela Rosenkranz / Nikolas Gambaroff - This Is Not My Color / The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Swiss Institute - NYC

through Oct0ber 30th 2011

Acclaimed for their respective critical approaches to artistic production, both Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff make work across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, and single-channel video. The Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art devotes its inaugural exhibition at 18 Wooster Street to the artists’ first major New York institutional show, This Is Not My Color / The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. This exhibition will include a selection of recent work by the artists in a variety of scales. Curated by Gianni Jetzer, the Swiss Institute’s Director, the exhibition remains on view from September 15 through October 30, 2011.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NULL/VOID - THE AFTERMATH - Van Kahn Gallery - London

EXHIBITION as part of DEPTFORD X Festival
Van Kahn Gallery
445 New Cross Road
Open: Fri to Sun, 12noon to 6pm

September 23rd - October 2nd 2011

If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.

Near the day of purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.

A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dan Colen, Nate Lowman and Dash Snow - Tres Amigos - various - Rome

through November 2011

On September 20, 2011 Massimo De Carlo, together with Ludovico Pratesi as coordinator, brings to Rome Three Amigos, a unique and unpublished project which includes three different solo shows of three young, internationally renowned American artists, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman and Dash Snow, at Palazzo Rospigliosi, at the American Academy in Rome and at MACRO. Three significant places that symbolize Rome’s historical, influential and contemporary soul, thus become specialized venues in which the artists develop three distinct projects appositely studied and realized for this specific occasion.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

James Richards - Chisenhale Gallery - London

through November 20th 2011

The work is being produced for a dual-screen format, which has been inspired by the weightless flat screens now commonly used for advertising in metropolitan high streets. Juxtaposing his personal and highly expressive methodology for composing moving image within a framework more familiar to technological advertising space, Richards seeks to understand our quotidian experiences of digital advertising as engaging an emotional and complex set of relations between audience and images. Richards will deploy both museological and interior design principles to produce an ambient display structure tailored to the gallery space.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Street Level - group show - Nudashank - Baltimore

Jamie Felton, Andrew Lauman, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Leanne Eisen, Jacob Cohen

Street Level is a group exhibition that explores the raw materiality and aesthetics of the street in the form of minimalist paintings, photography, and sculpture.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Work In Progress - Reclaim the Mural - Whitechapel Gallery - London

through December 4th 2011

Art collective The Work in Progress (Benedict Drew, Emma Hart, Dai Jenkins, Dean Kenning, and Corinna Till) undertake research in the east London through the production of new murals.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Look with all your eyes, look. - group show - Frith Street Gallery - London

through September 30th 2011

Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce its summer exhibition, Look with all your eyes, look. A group exhibition, it draws together works by eight artists based in the UK, USA and Europe: Rachel Adams, Sara Barker, Neil Clements, Alex Dordoy, David Maljkovic, Helen Mirra, Rudolf Polanszky and Erin Shirreff. The exhibition, which includes sculpture, painting and photography has no rigid theme but is rather an exploration of form and structure; material and illusion.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Michael Craig-Martin, Gerard Hemsworth, John Hilliard, John Stezaker -Picture This - Laurent Delaye - London

through October 8th 2011

Craig-Martin, Hemsworth, Hilliard and Stezaker acknowledged that unsolicited images pop out in our daily environment and find their way into the subliminal. Their position was however very distinct from Pop Art, most notably in their opposition to the emphasis on consumerism. They took a radical view on demystifying as opposed to celebrating the image, even when prompted by the vitriolic wit of Warhol. Dematerialisation is not necessarily a matter of material substance. Found, captured, appropriated, or even obliterated, a picture can be any allusive crop applied on the real in its relation with an Idea.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paul Etienne Lincoln - Aurelian Labyrinth and other Explications - South London Gallery

through September 18th 2011

New York-based British artist Paul Etienne Lincoln’s work is inspired by historical figures, memory and sensorial perception. Usually realised in elaborate, allegorical installations, it is often produced as the culmination of extensive periods of research, combining the culture, nature and society of specific places.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PAMI - screening - N/V_PROJECTS - London

September 15th - 18th 2011

opening night: Wednesday, October 14th 2011 / 6 - 8 pm

screening of video art selected by Cedar Lewisohn at N/V PROJECTS as part of PAMI: Peckham Artist Moving Image: Ruth Ewan, Liam Gilick, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Tai Shani, also screening works by NULL/VOID.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paul McDevitt - Running on Woollen Legs - Stephen Friedman Gallery

through October 1st 2011

Working in a large-scale format for the first time, in these new paintings McDevitt combines recognisable tropes from across 20th century figurative and abstract art. Here, references to Piet Mondrian and the De Stijl movement sit alongside the recurring motif of a comic white-gloved hand, a playful interlude that recalls both the slight of hand of the traditional magician and the early 1940s Disney character Goofy. The absurd is skilfully captured here, with McDevitt depicting in intricate detail the minutiae of his subjects. On the built up canvases painterly brushstrokes lay under graphic, screen-printed imagery with expressive gesture meeting considered mark making.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Michelle Lopez - Vertical Neck - Simon Preston Gallery - NYC

through October 30th 2011

Simon Preston is pleased to present Vertical Neck, the second solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Michelle Lopez at the gallery. The exhibition is composed of three series of large-scale, leaning and wall-based sculptures, all of which continue the artist's investigation of sculptural history, gravity and the body. The title of the show classifies a bird, military badge and, quite literally, a pose, but at its root alludes to a cultural and even human redundancy. In this instance, Lopez looks to the legacy of Minimalism. Through a sculptural inquiry, she examines the finish fetish and fascist quality of the monolith. Vertical Neck states the obvious about a well-established form in order to unravel how there's no such truth. Instead the work looks to the bend, where we realize that things are not as they seem.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Keren Cytter - Video Art Manual - Zach Feuer Gallery - NYC

through October 15th 2011

In her films, Cytter explores stories of love, violence, sex, jealousy, betrayal and murder told in non-linear narrative in which time overlaps and characters mutate. The actors repeat lines, switch roles and recite directions aloud creating a shared lexicon through repetition and rhyme. Cytter’s fractured stories, suggestive of dream and memory, are often inspired by direct experience and observation but are filled with literary references, cinematic quotes and clichés drawn from popular culture that result in works that are existential dramas composed from seemingly incompatible genres.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Video In Britain Today - groupshow - Bermondsey Project Space - London

September 10th 2011 - 25th 2011

This show gives exhibition goers interested in the very latest contemporary developments in this popular art form a chance to catch up. There is work by some of the leading young video artists now living in Britain. Not all of the artists are British. Sidesel Christensen is Norwegian; Inez de Coo comes from the Netherlands, though she was born in Malaysia. This reflects the increasingly cosmopolitan nature of the British art community. The configuration of our gallery allows us to show videos in much closer to ideal conditions than usual. Featuring stunning new work from: EMMA CRITCHLEY, INEZ DE COO, SIDSEL CHRISTENSEN, ALEXIS MILNE, ALEX GENE MORRISON, OLEG TOLSTOY

Friday, September 9, 2011

Marius Bercea - Remains Of Tomorrow - Blain Southern - London

8 September 2011 – 1 October 2011

The imposing architecture of the former Soviet Union dominates many of the paintings featured in Remains of Tomorrow, Romanian artist Marius Bercea’s debut exhibition at Blain|Southern.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas - Gladly Will I Sell For Profit, Dear Merchants of the Town, My Hat Laden With Snow - DUMBO Arts Center - NYC

September 8 -November 6, 2011

Artifacts produced in stone will last for a while, but time will eventually dissolve them into dust just the same as printed matter. The craze to digitize books, photos and other paper artifacts seems to be part of the urge for preservation: but since the average server lasts 5 years before it needs an upgrade or a replacement, the original paper, if stored correctly, will last much longer than the digital copy. Digital files must be continually replaced using new equipment. This continual renovation assumes the will and ability to cough up a budget, but economics is fickle: see Detroit.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

National Gallery Prize for Young Art - Hamburger Bahnhof - Berlin

9 September 2011 - 8 January 2012

By singling out Cyprien Gaillard, Kitty Kraus, Klara Lidén and Andro Wekua, the prize honours four young artists who have entered the public discourse with self-assured artistic works. What they share is a great openness, a nearly anarchic delight in experimentation that simultaneously operates on a sensual level.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beni Bischof - Galerie Nicola von Senger - Zurich

through October 15th 2011

The artist displays the absurdity and uncontrollability of daily life. Trivial and apparently insignificant subjects are accentuated by him and placed into an altogether different perspective. He shows a society degenerated to grotesqueness but confronts it with wit and fantasy. Though the alienation of existing images plays a decisive role, he manipulates them radically and therefore they gain an absurd and ironic aspect.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stephen Willats - Information Nomad - MOT International - London

through October 1st 2011

Stephen Willats has always been ahead of his time in terms of his thinking around art, science, sociology, cybernetics and systems analysis. By applying avant-garde concepts from these disciplines to his art making process he has been able to foresee a number of important breakthroughs in each of these fields and has been the instigator of many ideas that have gone on to shape our contemporary world. Willats has been able to consolidate these ideas through conceptual art which becomes both the model and the signifier for his investigations into the fabric of our society.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rhododendron (II) - group show - Space Studios - London

through October 15th 2011

Juliette Bonneviot, Charles Broskoski, Harm van den Dorpel, Martijn Hendriks, Joel Holmberg and Marlie Mul. Curated by Harm van den Dorpel

SPACE presents an exhibition of work by an international group of young artists whose three-dimensional work, while founded in media art or Internet culture, or made using software, nonetheless expresses a profound enthusiasm for the physical form of the art object (size, material, colour, shape, composition, etc.).


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Art Of Narration Changes With Time - group show - Sprüth Magers - Berlin

through September 10th 2011

Group show curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio.

Peter Coffin, Moyra Davey, Thea Djordjadze, Alex Hubbard, Rosalind Nashashibi, João maria gusmão and pedro Paiva, Margaret Salmon, Oscar Tuazon, Klaus Weber