Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jack Lavender, Oliver Osborne, Marco Palmieri - group show - The Approach - London

through 5th August 2012

This exhibition focuses on the work of three London based artists: Jack Lavender, Oliver Osborne and Marco Palmieri. All three take on classical concerns of the visual languages of abstraction, figuration and collage, each with their distinct vernacular. In different ways they adopt and reconfigure imagery and objects from the available over-saturated consumer image bank around them and use this to their own ends and desires, cross pollinating a wide range of sources. The three share a conceptual rigour of knowing the history of the formal languages of painting and sculpture and a lightness of touch in the way they navigate this territory.

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Works - group show - Herald Street - London

through 10th August

Pablo Bronstein, Matthew Darbyshire, Ida Ekblad, Oliver Payne, Amalia Pica, Nick Relph, Nicole Wermers  

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Matthew Musgrave - paintings - Supplement Gallery - London

through August 12th 2012

Painting activates a highly specific area of thinking; certain problems, investigations, references, observations and discursions that echo and reverberate between works. Progress is measured through the ebb and flow of suggestion, discovery and arrival at different points in differing territory.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Trusted Friend - group show - Carlos/Ishikawa - London

through August 4th 2012

Olivier Castel, Côme Ciment, Cindie Cheung, Silk Handkerchiefs, Casper Perrin Yoakum, Donelle Woolford 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Alec Kronacker - Life at Sea - Southard Reid - London

through August 4th 2012

We had a recurrent conversation about the word cleavage. It began in our studio as we discussed Misty Cleavage – a modestly sized yet epically scaled painting, hanging (newly finished) on the studio wall. Cleavage. We enjoyed its phonetic resonance to “cliff edge” and all that this insinuated: a sense of danger, a state of insecurity, the sensation of falling, jumping or having been pushed…

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Imaginary Museum - group show - Kunstverein München - Munich

through September 9th 2012

Moving image and photography are joined by a collection of plaster casts from archaic statues. Based on a text by Sven Lütticken
Supported by Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke, München

Becky Beasley, Eric Bell & Kristoffer Frick, Oliver Laric, Mark Leckey, Simon Martin & Ed Atkins, James Richards, Jimmy Robert, Sean Snyder

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Port - group show - Nuno Centeno - Porto

through August 11th 2012
Stefan Bruggemann / Merlin Carpenter / Zachary Formwalt / Richard Parry / Dan Rees / Carey Young
Curated by Lindsay Jarvis

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Everything's Alright Forever - group show - Paradise Row - London

through August 18th 2012

Everything's Alright Forever features works that play on the tension between surface and depth and exemplify the beauty and difficulty of attempting to use aesthetic forms to express the ineffable.

The exhibition brings together artists from the Netherlands, Poland, the U. S. and the U.K., several of them showing in London for the first time.

curated by Gabriel Rolt.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ronnie Bass, Carmel Michaeli, and Gilad Ratman - The Band of the Family of the Bell - Braverman Gallery - Tel Aviv

through July 26th 2012

Braverman Gallery is pleased to present a collaborative project by artists Ronnie Bass, Carmel Michaeli, and Gilad Ratman. Entitled the Band of the Family of the Bell, the exhibition comprises video, sculpture and music that relay and interpret the story of a seemingly messianic family or group that call themselves the Family of the Bell.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Shahin Afrassiabi - The Theory of Life - MOT International - London

through August 11th 2012

Afrassiabi investigates the barest components required to form an extension of a wall, a plane and a frame to hold that plane. The objects, spray coated in white emulsion, merge into the gallery walls, presenting themselves as extrapolations of the plywood structure of the wall itself while indicating the relationship between modern painting and architecture. In referring to what is behind the wall, that which the work is a part of, Afrassiabi reveals how his understanding of abstract painting emerges through architecture and vice versa, how modern painting styles, such as futurism, de stijl and purism, gave form to modern architecture. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stefan Bohnenberger - Pomme de Terre - Figge Von Rosen - Cologne

through September 8th 2012

Stefan Bohnenberger's so-called Pommeskreuze (crosses of French fries) and his piece Pommes d'Or have made history, the history of art and legal history. We are thus very hap­py to open our show Pomme de Terre on July 6. In this show, Stefan Bohnenberger is not on­ly showing the cross of French fries cast in gold for which (and its possession) he has fought many years against his former gallery, but also an edition that consists of the re­cords of the case before the district court as well as of the reconstruction of an original cross of French fries (made of two dried French fries) and a certificate.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gardar Eide Einarsson - Sorry If I Got It Wrong, But Something Definitely Isn't Right - Team Gallery - NYC

through July 27th 2012

Appropriative acts comprise the majority of Einarsson’s artistic practice. Through re-contextualization, he endows adopted elements of cultural ephemera with a political charge, attempting to transform a battery of neutral art materials into signifiers of dissent. His sources are varied, ranging from book cover graphics, to institutional architectures, to mail-order catalogues, police instruction manuals and everyday objects. Rendered in the artist’s strict black-and-white palette, they all undergo a translation into his particular artistic vocabulary, becoming, in effect, his stolen intellectual properties.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

UR - group show - Room East - NYC

through August 3rd 2012


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Georg Herold - Multiple Choice - Sammlung Brandhorst - Munich

through September 2nd 2012

In the past few years Herold has, surprisingly, returned to the human figure. Through his sketchily outlined figures he aims at showing how mankind has not just become alienated from itself in a stupor brought on by modern civilisation, but is simultaneously puzzling and trite, aggressive and defenceless, sexually uninhibited and disembodied, affected and coarse – or more precisely, Herold’s slat figures are not role models of mankind but bundles of highly contradictory characteristics, possibilities and capabilities. As such, they illustrate the status quo.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Image Counter Image - Haus Der Kunst - Munich

through September 6th 2012

The exhibition “Image Counter Image” presents artistic positions that focus on the critical analysis of violent conflicts in the media, beginning with the First Gulf War of 1990-1991 to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and ending with the events of the Arab Spring of 2011. Media coverage has changed significantly in the last two decades. While the media image of the First Gulf War was based on a memorandum that advised units of the United States military to channel information flow to serve the military operation’s political objectives, the images of the attacks on the New York World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, were transmitted on all possible channels. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

JOURNEY WITHOUT A MAP - group show - Marion Scharmann - Cologne

through July 21st 2012


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Is there life on Mars? - group show - Martin van Zomeren - Amsterdam

through July 28th 2012

Martin van Zomeren is pleased to present ‘Is there life on Mars?’ The exhibition brings together works by Martijn Hendriks, Bas van den Hurk, Fiona Mackay, Navid Nuur and Anne de Vries. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

KIND OF LIKE... - group show - DREI - Cologne

through July 28th 2012

Gintaras Didžiapetris, G. Leddington, Nicolas Matranga, Darius Mikšys, Elena Narbutaite, Noële Ody, Lisa Oppenheim, Žiga Testen, Heimo Zobernig

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Servane Mary - Orange Joyce - Clint Roenisch Gallery - Toronto

through July 28th 2012

Servane Mary works with an expanded notion of female portraiture, using printing on fabric and sculpture to create representations of famous chanteuses, activists and terrorists, culling material from various sources. Georges Didi-Huberman‘s Quand les Images Prennent Position (2009) greatly informs her thinking about the dualities in the images she uses: strength and timidity, temptation and prohibition, stability and transience; the image doubled by its dual readings. Furthermore by making diptychs, triptychs, or installations Mary also induces in viewers Didi-Huberman’s pensée associative: thinking that proceeds beyond the portrayed person to question behavior, gender roles and the private/social duality of notoriety. The title Orange Joyce is borrowed from Simone de Beauvoir.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pinot Noir - group show - Tomorrow Gallery - Toronto

through July 18th 2012

Jared Madere, Carissa Rodriguez, Bradley Kronz, Yngve Holen, Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff, Bernadette Corporation

At almost all wine tastings, except those where the wines are of the highest quality, spitting after each taste is customary. Even the most amateurish sommelier has his own unique routine.

Curated show with Jason Alexander  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Marcel Duchamp in Munich - Kunstbau Lenbach Haus - Munich

last chance: through July 15th

On the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s stay in Munich the Lenbachhaus has decided to mark this key moment in the artist’s life with an exhibition. 

Marcel Duchamp changed art history. His painting “Nude, Descending a Staircase, No. 2” (1912) captured the ideas and influences of a whole epoch in one iconic image. His readymades fundamentally altered our ideas of what art is, of how artists produce it, and of the institution of the museum – unlike no other idea in the art of the twentieth century.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Michael Williams - This Means Something to my Horse - VeneKlasen/Werner - Berlin

through July 28th 2012

Michael Williams paints the uncanny, with a tendency toward the outright ludicrous. His colorful, large-scale paintings combine automatic drawing, images appropriated from thrift store finds and discarded pictures, and an array of abstract forms and gestures, all rendered with a freely diverse range of painterly techniques. Often beginning with thin, doodle-like line drawings made with an airbrush, Williams layers his canvases with glazes or denser passages of paint squeezed from the tube or slathered with a knife, creating a surreal optical disorientation and depth. Williams' inventive approach to painting and his idiosyncratic visual vocabulary recall the visceral, sun-bleached narratives of Don Van Vliet or Sigmar Polke's 70s psychedelia, exploring with wit and humor the boundaries of the strange and familiar.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Robert Kinmont - WAIT - Raeber Von Stenglin - Zurich

through August 28th 2012

RaebervonStenglin is delighted to present Robert Kinmont’s first exhibition in Europe. WAIT will feature early and recent pieces by the American conceptual artist, spanning from the late ’60s until the present day. The works bridge a 30 year hiatus in which Kinmont, having achieved some success and recognition, left his art career to raise his family, practice Buddhist meditation, set up an art school and then work as a carpenter two decades before returning to art. For Kinmont, art is secondary to living, yet is all the richer for that. His practice countenances attitudes and subtleties rarely seen in contemporary art: an ambivalence towards making things and an acceptance also that much that is worth communicating may go unseen.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Max Brand - Auf der Miezenwessel - Dold Projects - St Georgen

through August 28th 2012

The prisoner I really feel like i realized a lot of things this morning.  It took weeks but Now i know where all the complaints came from.  Yeah this painting is easy to fall in love with but its also important for me to develop paintings that are not easy to fall out of love with. Grungy. Friendly. Weird. Cute. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Manuel Gnam - Plankton - Dépendance - Brussels

through July 31st 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

ONE DAY AT A TIME - group show - Peres Projects - Berlin

through July 28th 2012


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

José Roja - Veins, Verses and Fixed Action Patterns - House of Gaga - Mexico City

through July 15th 2012

 The title for José Rojasʼ second solo show at the gallery refers to a search for new images through a  recognition of the artistʼs Self and other archetypes.  For his instinctive and automatic projection of  images and personal mandalic symbols Rojas uses archaic matter as stimulus to elicit his individual fixed  action patterns (FAPs). These patterns are instinctive behavior mechanisms sparked by an external  environment, sign or sensory stimulus. For José, these personal dialectics are triggered by his innate and  individual history with marble and water, their properties, oneiric powers and their trending in  contemporary art consciousness. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Future Archive - group show - n.b.k. - Berlin


through July 29th 2012

Project and contributions by: Maryanne Amacher, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Muriel Cooper, Olafur Eliasson, Florian Hecker, György Kepes, Richard Leacock / Jon Rubin, Amanda Moore, Otto Piene, Micah Silver / Robert The, Aldo Tambellini, Urbonas Studio / Nader Tehrani NADAAA, Markus Weisbeck 

Curator: Ute Meta Bauer

In cooperation with MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT), School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge/USA

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Claire Nereim - Jancar Jones Gallery - LA

through July 21st 2012

In her work Nereim strives to disrupt the conventions of meaning-formation, and explore the relationship between art, design, and the body. Generated by her interest in arrangement, and intention, Nereim examines and redefines the lives of the objects she accumulates and creates. She composes groupings, according to visual and material similarities, as minimal still-lives, where each object within the still life relates to the next. Every translation transforms in unpredictable ways, maintaining an unstable relationship to the objects’ conception.