Saturday, June 30, 2012

Jill Magid - Failed States - Honor Fraser - LA

through July 4th 2012

Failed States is an exploration of coincidence and poetics amid the barriers and bureaucracy of governmental power. In January 2010, while on a trip to research the history of snipers in Austin, Texas, Magid witnessed a mysterious shooting on the steps of the State Capitol. After attempting to speak with a state employee a young man named Fausto Cardenas exited the building and —in full view of security- fired six shots from a small caliber gun into the Texas sky. Cardenas has offered no explanation for his actions. Last August, after eighteen months of incarceration, he took a plea bargain, ultimately silencing himself.

Friday, June 29, 2012

PURE PERCEPTION - group show - Monica De Cardenas - Milan

through July 27th 2012

Kristin Baker, Laura Owens, Mai-Thu Perret, Amanda Ross-Ho 

With the exhibition Pure Perception Monica De Cardenas Gallery presents new work by four young and acclaimed contemporary artists. The project, curated by Margherita Artoni, sets out to redefine the need for abstraction through an aesthetic itinerary that attempts to bring out the pars construens of the perceptive dimension of the work.

Curated by Margherita Artoni

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer show - 11 Rivington - NYC

through August 3rd 2012

Eleven Rivington presents a multi-generational summer group exhibition featuring pictures and objects by Sarah Braman, Daniel Buren, Sam Falls, Mary Heilmann, Morris Louis, and Kyle Thurman.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Marco Basta - Blue Thursday - Gasconade - Milan

through July 21st 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ulrich Erben - Raum Bilder - DUVE - Berlin

through August 4th 2012

In his new reduced work, Erben seduces the viewer to specific heirs (Seherlebnis). These images require time and foster thoughtful and sensual feelings of movement. They exist npt only to be viewed, but to be experienced. Their color and shape arouses ideas, associations and mental (inner) images that allow a wide range of experiencal sensations, from quietly meditative to dynamically active, and transform the spectators into participants.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Incomplete History of Incomplete Works of Art - group show - Francesca Minini - Milan

through July 14th 2012

Artists in the Exhibition:

Meriç Algün Ringborg, Ghada Amer, Nina Beier, Pierre Bismuth, Liudvikas Buklys, Christian Burnoski, Claire Fontaine, Ryan Gander, Juozas Laivys, Sol LeWitt, Nina Beier and Marie Lund, Kris Martin, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jonathan Monk, Alek O., Dan Rees, Mandla Reuter, Ron Terada, Mario Garcia Torres

An Incomplete History of Incomplete Works of Art brings together artworks by both emerging and established artists that are in various ways and in different states incomplete. 

Through painting, drawing, sculpture, video and photography, the exhibition looks at the incomplete, and respectively the complete, in connection with the visual arts as well as life at large. It poses questions in regard to whether or not a work of art can ever be complete, and if so by whom, in examining what is to be complete or incomplete. 

Curated by Adam Carr

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jack Vickridge/Lizzie Wright - Nicelle Beauchene - NYC

through August 3rd 2012

The two artists in this exhibition are united not only by their shared exploration of  geometric abstraction but through their use of spare, elegant forms rendered through their  physical approach to mark making and material investigation of wood.  In some instances  the geometry is removed or substituted, while in others it is suggested as the elusive site  of memory and time. In either case, both artists present work that locates itself partially  beyond its apparent graphical content to rigorous sites where the manipulation and  contemplation of materials is the aesthetic conceit.     

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lupo Borgonovo - Orbita - Fluxia - Milan

Last chance: through June 23rd 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pika Don - group show - Gallerie Jocelyn Wolff - Paris

through July 28th 2012

curated by Jocelyn Wolff and Erik Verhagen

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Image Object - group show - Foxy Production - NYC

through July 13th 2012

Image Object is a group exhibition that considers the relationship between images and objects in the age of digital media. With prints, sculptures and collages by ANDREA LONGACRE-WHITE, TRAVESS SMALLEY, KATE STECIW, and ARTIE VIERKANT, the exhibition probes the ways in which artists negotiate both gallery space and online space. With visual content transposed and modified across digital platforms, notions of what an artwork can be are in flux, not unlike the way personal identities are shape-shifting across social networks. The works in Image Object reflect these developments.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Steel Life - group show - Michael Benevento - LA

through July 28th 2012

organised by Zak Kitnik

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gedi Sibony - Galerie Neu - Berlin

through June 23rd 2012

Much of Gedi Sibony’s work appears to make a somewhat paradoxical connection between improvisation and refinement.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Marie Angeletti - Cole Contemporary - London

through August 4th 2012

Marie Angeletti uses the camera to explore the plural language of photography. A seemingly wide range of subjects is subsumed by the arrangement and repetition of images, suggesting new readings and interpretations. The photographs themselves are subjected to a number of processes; objects and subjects are photographed, the resultant images re-photographed, scanned, in some places abstracted. This confuses both the original source and author of the image – are we looking at archival images, are these images taken or appropriated by Angeletti?

Friday, June 15, 2012


through July 22nd 2012

For this exhibition the collaborative pair position their sculptures as free standing agents, hanging off the wall and suspended from the ceiling. Integrating photography and video into their sculptural repertoire, the works act as catalysts that simultaneously reflect and challenge one another. As if overcome by a crisis of aesthetic register, a stylistic battle takes place between the artworks’ broad formal references, ranging from minimalist tendencies and optical illusion, to gothic font text paired with “new age” video.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Will Fowler - David Kordansky - LA

through June 30th 2012

In a group of large canvases, Fowler employs both familiar and unexpected techniques, images, and color choices, expanding the breadth of the abstract vocabulary he has developed over the last ten years. Rigid shapes interact with the artist's recurring hard-edged blue-and-red triangles, fields of color, and biomorphic forms. The compositional structure of most of the paintings is dominated by a spider-like form whose legs play hide-and-seek with other elements––"one sided coins trying to grow legs and shuffle away," as Fowler has described them.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Anton Henning - Non-stop Beach - Mamco - Geneva

through September 16th 2012

Anton Henning’s work frequently refers to art history, which he takes very seriously and yet approaches with light-hearted irony. His artistic world is a subversive one in which painting, even though the main topic of his work, is not its sole medium, for it coexists with sculpture, furniture and video.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Antoine Catala - TV - Gallerie Christine Mayer - Munich

through June 30th 2012  

From the sofa, with apathy, we let the TV signal populate our brains. TV language is one of incredible sophistication. TV employed some of the most creative thinkers of its time. TV language is specifically formatted, for instance faces always emerge dead center on the screen, while its fascination lies on debased lust and humiliation.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Technicolor Yawn - group show - Import - Berlin

through June 20th 2012

TECHNICOLOUR YAWN features an extensive series of newly commissioned banners by James Howard, and a new multimedia installation by Ed Fornieles alongside a Listerine sculpture by Steve Bishop and films by Shana Moulton and Ryan Trecartin(special screening).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Max Brand - no solid footing – (trained) duck fighting a crow - P.S.1 - NYC

through September 3rd 2012

The artist’s line quality, often similar to a doodle or illustration, is both idle and obsessive, serving for Brand as the raw material of the mind, as a transcription of the automatic or subconscious. Taken as a whole, his visions—drawn as much from cinema, ceramics, comic books, Japanese anime, and graphic design as from painting itself—hint at codes or constellations of thought.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Heike-Karin Föll, Ken Okiishi, Robin Bruch - group show - Peep Hole - Milan

through  14 July, 2012

"During the Second World War, a British sergeant piloting a Kittyhawk fighter plane disappeared in the Sahara Desert. Now employees of an oil company have come upon the plane's remains within the shifting Egyptian sands. To the joy of historians, the aircraft is astonishingly well-preserved and reveals a great deal about its pilot's fight for survival."

Heike-Karin Föll, Ken Okiishi, Robin Bruch


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Changing States of Matter - group show - Brand New Gallery - Milan

through July 28th 2012

Aaron Angell, Bianca Beck, Lynda Benglis, Steve Bishop, Kadar Brock, Matthew Chambers, Folkert de Jong, Nicolas Deshayes, Sam Falls, Ryan Foerster, Antonia Gurkovska, Gabriel Hartley, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Mai Thu Perret, Rona Pondick, Ry Rocklen, Analia Saban, Ivan Seal, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Erogenous Zones - group show - Silverman Gallery - San Francisco

through June 16th 2012

Lisa Anne Auerbach, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, Martha Friedman, Robert Heinecken and Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin.