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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 20, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 09, 2013 Berlin ALEXANDER OCHS PROJECTS YANG SHAOBIN
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Untitled, 2013, Öl auf Leinwand / oil on canvas, 190 x 170 cm / 75 x 67 inch

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ALEXANDER OCHS PROJECTS

YANG SHAOBIN

... 1999
Opening Sep 20, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 21, 2013
End date Nov 09, 2013

The works in this exhibition also explore themes of violence, injustice, and subjugation, as policemen wearing helmets and battle gear as familiar from photographs of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Yang combines depictions of police violence with European motifs of women from early Baroque until the 19th century; the faces that in mannerism express vulnerability become allegories of oppression in the midst of the oppressors. A fighter presents himself in quite a different way, crossing a ´red line´, armed and in a simultaneously defensive and aggressive pose, apparently all-too-resolute. Alexander Ochs showed work by Yang Shaobin for the first time in 1999, hence the title of the exhibition, the same year the artist received great international recognition at the Venice Biennale curated by Harald Szeeman. Yang´s blood-red paintings (in Venice seen alongside the work of Sigmar Polke) were disturbing: They depicted people beaten beyond recognition. Their faces did not reveal realistic exactitude, but a blurry, fluid uncertainty. Yang Shaobin´s work is currently on view at the exhibition Chinese Expressionism in Shanghai Art Museum (China Art Museum) and HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou, China, and the 2013 Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates. In addition, the exhibition Blue Room is currently being shown at Arken Museum in Ilshøj, near Copenhagen.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 20, 2013 05:00 pm Oct 19, 2013 København Galerie Christoffer Egelund Michael Johansson
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Kitchen Assembly, Mixed media, 0,9 x 0,7 x 0,6 m

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København

Galerie Christoffer Egelund

Michael Johansson

Lines and layers
Opening Sep 20, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Start date Sep 21, 2013
End date Oct 19, 2013

Galleri Christoffer Egelund proudly presents the exhibition Lines and Layers by the Swedish artist Michael Johansson. Lines and layers unfold in the artist´s strict, yet witty, compositions of everyday objects. The exhibition is primarily made out of new pieces that can be divided into two series; every piece constructed from objects found at one of the artist´s many visits at flea markets. Foldable Ladder Assembly Kit – II is one example from the series of 1:1 construction kits. A ladder has been taken apart and the parts put together in a metal frame with strings attached. To strengthen the association with construction kits the pieces has been painted entirely orange. The function of the ladder has been removed to transform the object into art. The same can be said of the other type of artworks presented at the exhibit. Here multiple objects have been stacked together as real life Tetris cubes. Boxes are stacked as a sandwich with an intermediate layer of smaller boxes and containers put together in strict order and thereby impede the originally intended function.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 19, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 24, 2013 Erfurt KUNSTHALLE ERFURT Jessica Backhau ...
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Timeless, 2012, C-Print, 38x58 cm / 15x23 inch

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KUNSTHALLE ERFURT

Jessica Backhaus ~ Gisèle Freund

Opening Sep 19, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 20, 2013
End date Nov 24, 2013

The exhibition represents a new presentation format, called “CC - Classic Contemporary”, initiated by the Kunsthalle Erfurt. The exhibition series will kick off with a presentation of works by Gisèle Freund (1908-2000) and Jessica Backhaus (*1970). The two artists met for the first time in Paris in 1992. For Backhaus, it was an encounter of great significance - and not only as a photographer. A special friendship developed between Backhaus, a student at the time, and Freund, the grande dame of photography. Even after the younger photographer moved to New York in 1995, the two remained in regular contact until Freund passed away in 2000. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Freund´s birthday in 2008, Backhaus dedicated a photo series to her esteemed mentor and friend titled “One Day in November” (2005-2008). The series was not so much a classical hommage as it was a quiet, especially poetic gift of photography. Backhaus, who deeply respected and admired Freund, never dared to show any of her works to Freund while she was alive - apart from one photo. In addition to the group of works dedicated to Freund, the Kunsthalle Erfurt will also present other photo series by Jessica Backhaus. The exhibition includes works by Gisèle Freund, chosen by Backhaus together with curator Silke Opitz. The Kunsthalle Erfurt is especially grateful for the numerous loans provided by the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the IMEC Archives in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe.

Jessica Backhaus - Gisèle Freund -
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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 19, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 22, 2013 Madrid Galerìa Arnés y Röpke Julie Oppermann
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p1302. 2013, Acrílico sobre panel de madera/ Acrylic on wood panel, 60 x 50 cm

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Galerìa Arnés y Röpke

Julie Oppermann

Interface
Opening Sep 19, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 19, 2013
End date Nov 22, 2013

Galería Arnés y Röpke is pleased to present Interface, Julie Oppermann´s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Interface is the culmination of a month-long residency project at Galeria Arnés y Röpke. Julie Oppermann has spent the month of August in Madrid, creating a series of paintings that develop out of a dialog with, and transform the walls and spaces of the gallery. Working directly on the walls as well as on traditional panels, the painted installations will playfully subvert and challenge the viewer´s spatial perceptions and visual reasoning. The tension between real and illusory space, arises at this interface, where different modes of visual reasoning collide.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 14, 2013 10:30 am Nov 09, 2013 Rugby Rugby Art Gallery and Museum Beyond surface ...
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Julie Cockburn - Viewpoint, 2012. Embroidery on found photograph, 20 x 25.2cm

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Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Beyond surface and material

The meeting point between photography and textiles
Opening Sep 14, 2013 at 10:30 am
Start date Sep 14, 2013
End date Nov 09, 2013

A NEW exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum explores the intriguing connections between photography and textiles. Curated by Birmingham City University's Marlene Little, the exhibition celebrates the long-standing relationship between photography and textiles. The featured artists all have different approaches to fusing the photographic and the textile - whether stitching directly into film or a photograph, collaging photographs on to textile canvases, or developing unique stitched drawings from photographic source materials. The exhibition includes works by UK artists Julie Cockburn, Jess Edwards, Rosie James, and Marlene Little, and pieces by Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff, Australian Patrick Snelling, and Sissi Farassat from Austria. The exhibition also includes a display of glass plates and photographic images from the Redding Photography Collection. The collection was produced by a local photographer from the 1950s to the 1970s and captures a unique view of Rugby's social history. A number of free family activities run throughout the exhibition, including the chance to dress up in period costume inspired by photographic portraits, and the opportunity to draw and make sheets. The art gallery and museum also joins the Big Draw event on Saturday 12 October, offering visitors the chance to experiment with drawing. The free event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The exhibition is supported by Birmingham, City University.

Julie Cockburn - Jess Edwards - Rosie James - Marlene Little - Kirstine Roepstorff - Patrick Snelling - Sissi Farassat -
Marlene Little -

Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 13, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 10, 2013 Basel Kunsthalle Basel Allyson Vieira

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Kunsthalle Basel

Allyson Vieira

The Plural Present
Opening Sep 13, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 14, 2013
End date Nov 10, 2013

Kunsthalle Basel is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Allyson Vieira in Europe. The exhibition opens on Friday, September 13th, 2013. In the exhibition The Plural Present at Kunsthalle Basel, Vieira is showing sculptures made of simple construction materials such as brick, concrete, metal and plaster. Two collapsing walls of aluminium bars – The Long Walls – determine the choreography and our perception of the gallery space. These establish the direction of movement along the longitudinal walls and at the same time, through their regular matrix, establish visual axes right across the room. Between the walls we encounter the central figural group, Beauty, Mirth, and Abundance. The three female figures in contrapposto are modelled out of bricks and make allusion to the much-copied marble statue group of the Three Graces today housed in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Leaning against the walls of the gallery are pieces from Vieira´s on-going Clads series, begun in 2012. They call to mind antique steles and wall reliefs, geological sediments, or minimalist sculptures such as John McCracken´s monolithic slabs.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 13, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 02, 2013 Berlin Buchmann Galerie Berlin Raffi Kalenderian
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Jim, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 90 cm / 47" x 35,5"

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Buchmann Galerie Berlin

Raffi Kalenderian

Paint Work
Opening Sep 13, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 14, 2013
End date Nov 02, 2013

The Buchmann Gallery is delighted to announce its first solo show of works by Raffi Kalenderian (*1981, lives in Los Angeles); Kalenderian´s works were first featured by the gallery in the exhibition Crystal World in 2010. Raffi Kalenderian´s pictures show people from his circle of friends whom he portrays in relaxed, everyday poses. The specific situation during the portrait sitting plays an important role in the creative process and it helps to capture the flowing boundary between the physical and the mental world of the person portrayed. Kalenderian emphasises the interior world of the person he paints through the elements he adds to the figure. Wildly flourishing plants can be seen as a metaphor for a spirited, irrepressible personality, and abstract or surreal elements underscore the predominant mood of the picture. Often he shows the model in several poses in a single painting. With this compositional approach he succeeds in capturing multiple emotional states in one picture, and at the same time portrays a sequence of events. The motif of the doppelganger indicates the various facets of the sitter´s personality.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 13, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 02, 2013 Berlin Buchmann Galerie Berlin Des Hughes
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The grind is so ungrateful, 2013, resin, iron pouder 74 (H) x 36 cm / 29" (H) x 14"

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Buchmann Galerie Berlin

Des Hughes

Rust never sleeps
Opening Sep 13, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 14, 2013
End date Nov 02, 2013

The Buchmann Gallery is delighted to announce its first solo show of works by Des Hughes (*1970 in Birmingham); Hughes´ works were first featured by the gallery in the exhibition Crystal World in 2010. The five sculptures, which were created specifically for this exhibition, are reminiscent of pieces of medieval armour and weaponry. The four rust-red, helmet-like objects and the ensemble of two larger-than-life figures dressed in chainmail appear on closer inspection to be too fragile and detailed to be made of forged iron. The material is only 3mm thick, as becomes visible in the areas where the hollow interior of the sculpture is revealed. In a complex process, Hughes shapes woollen scarves, woollen hats and plaster bandages and casts them in resin reinforced with fibreglass and iron powder. The resulting sculptures are simultaneously powerful and surprisingly fragile. Like the language of his materials, the shapes Hughes uses have a deep ambivalence: a tree stump is not made of wood, the chainmail shirt is not iron and a mask is a sock. Des Hughes creates a narrative and ironic figuration which develops its very own, distinctive and highly recognisable pictorial language.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 13, 2013 06:00 pm Oct 12, 2013 Morristown Simon Gallery LAURA McCLANAHAN
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Evolving Patterns #19, 2013, Acrylic, ink, oil, resin on canvas, 36”x36”

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Simon Gallery

LAURA McCLANAHAN

EVOLVING PATTERNS
Opening Sep 13, 2013 at 06:00 pm
Start date Sep 10, 2013
End date Oct 12, 2013

Simon Gallery is pleased to present Laura McClanahan third solo exhibition. Laura McClanahan’s new paintings explore the metaphorical impressions of water and the element’s power to influence and pattern the course of our lives. Moments of time like a single drop or, the unpredictable immensity of the surging tide, shape and transform the world that is within, and the world that surrounds us. Evolving Patterns charts this process as it occurs. This work is McClanahan’s record keeping where the viewer realizes the transcendence that happens when the internal and the external experience relate, and unanticipated connections emerge out of the duality. Given her fundamental interest in deconstruction and transformation, Laura McClanahan addresses each painting in a straightforward and unpretentious manner. She creates resistances of crackling roughness and dropped circles of acrylic paint on the surfaces, to challenge the flow of ink and water. McClanahan is heavy-handed with the water because she intends the paint be carried like sediment in a river. Employing earth tones; copper, silver, Mayan gold and turquoise, she creates mineral trails that flow away and manifest as petrographic and fractal patterns. Organic forms and molecular shapes float across the canvas reminding us of the rhythms and changes that influence the mysteries of the meandering stream of life.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Sep 12, 2013 07:00 pm Nov 02, 2013 Antwerp - Borgerhout Base-Alpha Gallery Tinka Pittoors

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Base-Alpha Gallery

Tinka Pittoors

Dysideological Reasoning
Opening Sep 12, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Start date Sep 13, 2013
End date Nov 02, 2013

With flying colors In her exhibition Dysideological Reasoning, Tinka Pittoors builds an impenetrable place, a claustrophobic universe. It is an environment that completely isolates itself but also cries out loud at the same time: "you are connected". In this current era of excessive transfer of information and social media, symbols and signs became supreme. The flags - symbols par excellence of all identities - are dominant within Dysideological Reasoning. Tinka Pittoors exposed the flags in different ways and tries to get rid of their power, both markers for geographic areas and ethnic identity but also the joy of the happy flags for jovial celebrations. Their connotation is no longer a symbol of togetherness, pride or membership of a community. Pittoors placed - almost nonchalant - sculptures throughout the by herself landscaped disorienting forest of flags, lumber, painted cardboard fruit and mirrors. It results in a game of search and find, reflection and interpretation, "Liking" and "dys-Liking".

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