Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Amy Granat - Reincarnare - Galerie VidalCuglietta - Brussels

through 17 November 2012

Much as been said about the experiments in structural filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s.  Perhaps one way to  summarize the work of artists such as Joyce Wieland, Hollis Frampton, Paul Sharits, Anthony McCall, or Tony Con-  rad is that they took film down to its most basic elements: light + material + motion + time.  Instead of focusing on  how to use film to narrate a story, these artists addressed its phenomenological properties and the ways film could  engage the perception of material and light, over time.  These filmmakers broke film—they performed an act of physical and ontological violence that took apart basic as-  sumptions about the nature of film. But in many ways, their intentions were cerebral and academic, and their meth-  ods borderline clinical.  Amy Granat, working forty years later, gives these formal experiments some heart and  soul.

Monday, October 29, 2012

HOWS YOUR WALL? - group show - artist curated projects - LA

through November 19, 2012 

Sam Anderson, Bianca Beck, Marlous Borm, Lucas DeGiulio, Rob Halverson, Sergei Tcherepnin, Josh Tonsfeldt

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Seth Price - Folklore U.S. - Petzel Gallery - NYC

through December 22 2012

Seth Price presents a show of new paintings. In various media. Portraits of envelopes and letter paper. What is this, the new paper culture? Another breast beater about how “we” are becoming disconnected and solipsistic, thanks to our hyperspeed digital blah-blah? So it’s a return to snail mail. And we’re getting into stationery. Maybe you could work in a play on “stationary.” Or just, “Paper Trail: Seth Price at Petzel Gallery.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chris Vasell - Cutouts: Variations on 14 Yellow Teeth - Team Gallery - NYC

through December 21st 2012

Variations on 14 Yellow Teeth is a new body of work that showcases Chris Vasell’s eccentric approach to abstraction. The title refers to fourteen blocks of brushy, canary yellow arranged as if inside a gaping mouth in an untitled 1988 painting by Albert Oehlen. Taking this pictorial structure as a starting point, Vasell has fashioned paintings that are made up of disparate elements collaged onto stained canvases.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dia:Macon I - group show - Dia:Macon - NYC

through October 28th 2012

Theodora Allen, Hugh Elton, Timothy Hull, Roman Liška, Dave McDermott, Dave Miko, Rob Nadeau, Jack Siegel, Josh Tonsfeldt, Alison Veit

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gaylen Gerber - Wallspace - NYC

through December 15th 2012

Gerber’s practice focuses on the normative aspects of visual language: the way we, as part of a shared culture, accept certain forms, colors and situations as institutional, or we take them for granted as impartial common ground. These visual norms act as grounds for all other forms of expression and we use them to register difference and create meaning. This exhibition asks viewers to acknowledge but question the authority of the things we are looking at, often by putting their cultural, ideological, and religious connotations in jeopardy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB - Pretty Pretty Please - Galerie Vera Munro - Hamburg

through November 22nd 2012

The intensely colored images, installations, objects and animations of renowned Austrian artist Gerwald Rockenschaub (born 1952) are characterized by a sensible concentration on forms and colors. Rockenschaub, who studied in Vienna at the University for Applied Sciences and first started off as a musician and DJ, began in the 80s to create pictograms and oil paintings related to the movement of the so called Neo-Geo.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Franz West - Gagosian - London

through November 10th 2012

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce a major sculpture exhibition by the late Franz West. West was actively engaged with the preparation of this exhibition up until his untimely death earlier this summer.

Monday, October 22, 2012

David Barbarino - Argento - Braennen - Berlin

through November 3rd 2012

OPENING / 26.10.12 / 6-10 pm

Film doesn’t address what’s great about virtual reality, which is interactivity: You move and as you move, the scene changes. James Cameron

The oneness of figure and ground is a concept that has a powerful presence in classic modernist painting. It is occupied with the primacy of ground over figure, or a figure that dissolvesinto the surface. The oneness modernity seeks is directly opposed to todays fragmented reality. In todays painting we have to deal with figures in motion that deny fixed representation.The layers of paint become a way to express movement of time, changing as they shift their arrangement. The silver screen paintings could be seen as enlarged stills or single frames thatare brought back to life in the light, outside the mechanical device. They exist in the light and between the worlds - flickering paintings that seem still to be in the making as we look at them.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kerstin Brätsch - MALER, DEN PINSEL PRÜFEND THE 2ND QUASI - Gavin Brown´s Enterprise - NYC

through October 27th 2012

In her first solo exhibition in New York, Kerstin Brätsch employs the tradition of stained glassmaking as a device to examine both her own practice as a painter and painting's attendant histories and techniques.

The glass before the painting 

To realize this exhibition, Brätsch worked with master glassmaker Urs Rickenbach and his workshop Glas Mäder in Zürich. In this collaboration, Brätsch transforms herself into a neophyte, someone who must speak (or communicate) her works into existence through a glass workshop and its staff. Working with Rickenbach, the artist reflects on her past production and re-deploys various bodies of work, excerpting and reimagining them in a fundamentally different support: glass.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hannah Sawtell - Vendor - Bloomberg Space - London

through January 12. 2013

Over the past few months Hannah Sawtell has been compiling material from the digital realm, sourcing images from the internet and live screen-shots of news footage on Bloomberg’s office monitors during here residence in the building. Her visual inventory of ‘contemporary material’ or ‘surfaces’, explore the boundaries of image production and consider the culture of over-proliferation. By categorising and recording certain images, the artist reveals new relationships between objects and creates playful but critical dialectical encounters.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Can Altay - Distributed - Arcade - London

through November 3. 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Edgar Schmitz - Surplus Cameo Decor - Cooper Gallery - Dundee

through December 14th 2012

Surplus Cameo Decor is Edgar Schmitz’ first solo exhibition in Scotland. Expanding on recent works that explore how best to withdraw from the present, Schmitz will install a series of ambient backdrops in Cooper Gallery that turn the space into a semi-fictional hub for cinematic plots and invited cameo appearances.The exhibition is organised in three episodes:

episode 1, palasthotel, is named after an East Berlin hotel in the German Democratic Republic of foreign travel under StaSi surveillance, from which it borrows a bronze tinted window finish.

episode 2, horizontes soroa, is set in the swimming pool of a remote Cuban resort, under refurbishment in the early 2000s.

episode 3, sindanao, takes its title from the fictional South China Sea island in a 1986 Ulli Lommel horror movie, and is set in 2017 just before the opening of the M+ super-museum in Hongkong’s West Kowloon Cultural District.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Liam Gillick - Maureen Paley - London

through November 18th 2012

For his exhibition at the gallery, Gillick adopts an aesthetic more often associated with the bureaucracy of social systems, which he examines through a broad spectrum of media. An installation consisting of wall texts and pin boards is combined with an architectural construction that surrounds a projector screen, displaying a film that interweaves three specific sites of social and architectural history in New York. Through situating the film within this physical framework, Gillick illuminates the motives behind the structures depicted in the film.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Aaron Angell - Bumpkin - Rob Tufnell - London

through November 17th 2012

Working in ceramics, wall drawings and paintings Angell’s works are at once formal and formless,carefully constructed and carelessly concluded. They are imbued with tradition and then again exploitits collapse. Drawing on the Latin root of the word compost, compositus, (literally ‘something puttogether’), he sees his works as having been developed through accretion, and then again, rot — ‘animperfect, incomplete and unscientific process’ in opposition to the distillation or ‘alchemical’ ideasexpounded in much of contemporary and Modern art.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ian Kiaer - Alison Jaques Gallery - London

through November 10th 2012

In his fourth solo presentation at Alison Jacques Gallery, Ian Kiaer revisits a premise he has explored through a number of years and museum shows: Alexandre Dumas's, The Black Tulip. Like the 19th Century novelist, Kiaer is attracted by the idea of continually returning to what some believe is a redundant endeavour. For Dumas's Dutch protagonist that was to attempt to breed an unnaturally-hued, perfectly black flower. For Kiaer, it is to make paintings after painting.

Friday, October 12, 2012

John M Armleder - Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979–2012 - Swiss Institute - NYC

through October 28th 2012

Swiss Institute proudly presents Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979–2012, the first New York solo  show of John Armleder in eight years. The exhibition will feature highlights of an open chapter in the  Swiss artist’s oeuvre, showcasing the breadth and vision of the furniture sculptures from 1979 to the  present.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


through December 4th 2012

Christopher Kulendran Thomas' work takes as its materials the whole system by which art is distributed, including but not limited to the market, the state and global art imperial power, utilising the tools of distribution in the continual evisceration of the formation of the contemporary.

Curated by Tom Trevatt

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Viola Yesiltaç - Scharfstellen was Autofokus war - Balice Hertling & Lewis - NYC

through November 4th 2012

Under melting caps, the surface grew sodden and cracked, corduroy suffering, rising damp,and leaks blasting up from Leviathan’s blow-hole, soaking all through to the skin, at least, up to the neck. An incessant drip dripping from overflowing hemispheres, and kitchen sink dramas. So send out shoals of seapunks, roaming from pirate coast to pirate coast,desperately seeking the little Dutch boyto put his finger in the dyke.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012


through November 4th 2012

Sigurdardóttir’s predominantly sculptural practice focuses on the adapted representation, modification and containment of time, space and place - a practice whose greater intention is to eschew a conventional approach by the viewer. With architecture and landscape as sources, the artist’s sculptures use scale and distortion to focus attention on the space and perception between the viewer and the object. Using the vernaculars of architecture and topography, Sigurdardóttir creates objects with a prismatic spirit that fractures a viewer’s perspective.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chris Succo - Tornado - Tidens Krav - Oslo

last chance: through October 7th 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Martha Friedman - Caught - Wallspace - NYC

through October 20th 2012

Wallspace is pleased to present Caught, Martha Friedman’s third soloexhibition at the gallery. Friedman’s work draws from a range of sources,combining art historical, personal and cultural references using anidiosyncratic mixture of materials and forms.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Luc Tuymans - Allo! - David Zwirner - London

through November 17th 2012

The present exhibition comprises a series of paintings entitled Allo! While an initial source of inspiration was Joseph Conrad’sHeart of Darkness (1899), the visual reference for the works was the final scene in the 1942 film The Moon and Sixpence, whichitself is an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s eponymous novel from 1919. The plot is loosely based upon the life of PaulGauguin and revolves around a stockbroker who leaves his job and family to become an artist, eventually settling in Tahiti. Following his death several years later, his doctor travels to the primitive studio he left behind and discovers his paintings—swirly, colorful landscapes and nudes—moments before the late artist’s Tahitian widow sets fire to everything

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Theaster Gates - My Labor Is My Protest - White Cube - London

through November 11th 2012

White Cube is pleased to present its first exhibition with Theaster Gates. Gates is an artist, curator and urban activist whose work aims to galvanise communities and act as a catalyst for social change. For this exhibition, Gates has created a multi-faceted installation that investigates themes of race and history through sculpture, installation, performance and two-dimensional works exhibited both inside and outside of the Bermondsey site. The exhibition furthers the artist's interest in a critique of social practice, shared economies and the question of objects in relation to political and cultural thought.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Uwe Henneken - Rotation und Abrieb - Capitain Petzel - Berlin

through October 20th 2012

The 19th century classic is a comparative study on myth, religion, superstition, and ritual sacrifice from the primitives to Christian theology. Amidst its many fables and lore both high and low cultures shared a dependency on the cycle of seasons and corn was the main sustenance for life. Corn was deemed to have a spirit represented in the last sheaf that was distinguished as the “Corn King” or “Corn Mother”; it’s cutting was done through ritual sacrifice. The whole ceremony concludes with this specially selected “old” seed mixed into the new grains in order to enable the next crop to grow and thrive.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Endless Scroll - group show - IMO Projects - Copenhagen

through October 13th 2012

A Kassen, Maiken Bent, Jan S. Hansen, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Torben Ribe

Of course this seemed very appealing, a wider field for play, more established practices, some nicer lighting. What we didn't consider was the way in which this different environment complicates what we're doing. We realized it's stranger to willfully misunderstand and misuse artwork from people we don't know so well socially. Our actions tend to be a bit superficial - dealing with material surfaces or simply picking up a newspaper lying nearby. But for us this didn't really matter as we weren't interested in critique anyway, but rather to co-opt in the same way that capitalism absorbs its critics by rearranging form and content.

Monday, October 1, 2012

HIT - EMANUEL ROHSS AND KENT KARLSSON - Orion Contemporary - London

through October 26th 2012

Exhibition at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence, in association with Orion Contemporary.