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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Jun 12, 2016 06:00 pm Sep 30, 2016 Zürich Galerie Gmurzynska - Zürich Kurt Schwitters

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Galerie Gmurzynska - Zürich

Kurt Schwitters

MERZ
Opening Jun 12, 2016 at 06:00 pm
Start date Jun 12, 2016
End date Sep 30, 2016

Galerie Gmurzynska freut sich, die Ausstellung Kurt Schwitters: Merz ankündigen zu dürfen. Exhibition Design By Zaha Hadid Curatorial Collaboration with Adrian Notz Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich Opening remarks by Patrik Schumacher Director, Zaha Hadid Architects Sir Norman Rosenthal Adrian Notz Director, Cabaret Voltaire Accompanying this major retrospective exhibition, of over 60 Works, will be a substantial publication with 250 pages. Essays by Sir Norman Rosenthal, Jonathan Fineberg and Siegfried Gohr, historical texts by Kurt Schwitters, Ernst Schwitters, Werner Schmalenbach and Peter Bissegger. Extensively illustrated With rare documentary Images and Hadid’s installation imagining a new Merzbau. Die große Retrospektive baut auf der fünf Jahrzehnte langen Ausstellungsgeschichte der Galerie mit dem Künstler auf und bringt eine einzigartige Auswahl von 70 Werken in verschiedensten künstlerischen Techniken zusammen. Diese beinhalten Schlüsselwerke aus jeder Periode, wobei einige speziell zu diesem Anlass aus wichtigen Sammlungen geliehen wurden. 'Kurt Schwitters: Merz' wird in einem vollkommen transformierten Galerieraum präsentiert, der von der kürzlich verstorbenen Architektin und Pritzker Preisträgerin Zaha Hadid entworfen wurde. Die Zusammenarbeit entstand durch die Idee einer architektonischen Hommage Zaha Hadids an den berühmten 'Merz Bau' von Kurt Schwitters.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Jun 09, 2016 08:30 pm Sep 17, 2016 London Tyburn Gallery Mohau Modisakeng
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Mohau Modisakeng, Endabeni 2, Inkjet print, 150 x 200 cm, 2015Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

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Tyburn Gallery

Mohau Modisakeng

Bophirima
Opening Jun 09, 2016 at 08:30 pm
Start date Jun 10, 2016
End date Sep 17, 2016

Tyburn Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Mohau Modisakeng. Modisakeng is one of the most promising young South African artists today. His practice reflects both upon the political and his own personal experiences of growing up in Apartheid and Post-Apartheid South Africa, with central themes which revolve around violence, labour, security and ritual. Originally trained in sculpture, Modisakeng uses the technique of the self-portrait – through large-scale photographs, performance and video installations - to address issues such as his own identity and the political processes within his country. The artist uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history, creating powerful and poetic invocations where the body is transformed into a poignant marker of collective history. Modisakeng explains: “The real work for me is in relating the visual signs and symbols of the abstract – be it in music or in my dreams – into a narrative that resonates with the collective social experience.” The exhibition’s title Bophirima is from the artist’s mother tongue Setswana, meaning West or the direction from where the sun sets, also meaning twilight or before dusk. In two new series of photographic self-portraits, Endabeni and Ga Etsho, Modisakeng reflects on the legacy of colonialism and its effect on post-independence societies in Africa.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com May 05, 2016 06:30 pm May 28, 2016 Melbourne Metro Gallery Anthony White
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'The Song of the Revolt and the Seven Sisters', 2016, Oil on linen, 151 x 120,5 cm / 60 x 47 inches

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Metro Gallery

Anthony White

The Sleeper Awakes
Opening May 05, 2016 at 06:30 pm
Start date May 05, 2016
End date May 28, 2016

Metro Gallery, Melbourne, presents the second solo show of Paris based artist Anthony White. This new body of work draws upon the intersection of technology and the world of science fiction literature. The title of the exhibition is derived from a variation of the title of the dystopian science fiction novel by H.G Wells 'The Sleeper Awakes', written in 1910. Drawing parallels with themes of revolt and social unrest from the Wellsian novel and by juxtaposing these with today’s sense of interconnectedness and social mobility. The artist creates inspiration for the new exhibition, drawing upon themes in relation to the role of technology in current political events especially during the Arab Spring uprising of 2010. Apart from the ongoing interest with literature the new body of work also makes reference to the gestural mark in the graffiti movement as an original form of dissent and an early form of collective violence. Through preliminary paper collages created from salvaged Paris subway advertisements. These 13 new paintings show a preoccupation with the intersection of the gestural mark, bodily performance and corporeality drawing from the avant garde Japanese painting movement, Gutai of the 1950s. These new paintings further explore ideas of spontaneity, performance and the overlap between performative actions and gestural painting in order to gain transformative power or transcendence.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Apr 02, 2016 06:00 pm Jul 01, 2016 Firenze Galleria il Ponte Bernard Joubert

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Galleria il Ponte

Bernard Joubert

La pittura al limite
Opening Apr 02, 2016 at 06:00 pm
Start date Apr 02, 2016
End date Jul 01, 2016

Con la mostra Bernard Joubert. La pittura al limite, la galleria Il Ponte riallaccia un filo, interrotto alla fine degli anni '70, tra l'artista francese e l'Italia. Con sguardo retrospettivo, ripercorre attraverso una ricca selezione di opere oltre quaranta anni di attività, includendo lavori dai primi anni '70 al 2015. Nella mostra è dedicato ampio spazio, al piano terreno della galleria, alle opere degli anni Settanta: dalle prime pitture su tela libera ai rubans (nastri di tela dipinta, alcuni dei quali mai esposti prima) e una selezione di opere su carta e fotografie degli stessi anni nella zona lounge. Il piano inferiore, é invece dedicato alle opere più recenti, 2010-2016, interventi pittorici su stampe e riproduzioni di dipinti delle epoche passate. Questa esposizione presenta gli aspetti vitali e attuali di una ricerca che pur forzando in modo radicale i confini del medium pittura non lo trasforma mai in qualcosa d'altro, ma operando un'apertura (sia concettuale che materiale) ingloba nella sua anatomia strutturale elementi che vanno ad incrementare articolazioni nuove per il pensiero e per lo sguardo.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Feb 04, 2016 06:30 pm Mar 12, 2016 Windhoek National Art Gallery of Namibia - ... 1884 - 1915

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National Art Gallery of Namibia - NAGN

1884 - 1915

An artistic position
Opening Feb 04, 2016 at 06:30 pm
Start date Feb 05, 2016
End date Mar 12, 2016

The exhibition is conceived with the desire of exploring the heritage of German Colonialism left in Namibia after the period 1884 - 1915. The exhibition, curated in collaboration with the German artist/ curator Spunk Seipel, is an attempt to discuss a very difficult chapter of our history by bringing together works by artists, based both in Namibia and Germany, who try to suggest an approach to looking at, understanding and somehow coming to terms with this challenging history. In the last hundred years, opinions of the colonial past in Germany and Namibia have differed and the matter is still considered politically sensitive. Both the Nama and Herero people suffered the greatest losses during the extermination war lead by the German empire, but full acceptance of historical guilt remains widely unacknowledged in both countries. This is why the "1884 to 1915- An artistic position” exhibition wants to set up a platform from which to create dialogue. Namibian as well as German artists, despite not being historians are given the opportunity to express their own, subjective views of history, by stimulating and creating discussion while raising awareness of the past.

Matthias Beckmann - Abrie Fourie - Diana Arce - Berlin Postkolonial - Della Tahir - Ella Ziegler - Melody LaVerne Bettencourt - Oliver Ressler - Spunk Seipel - Ndikung Moholi - Philip 'Kojo' Metz - Thomas Eller - Nicky Marais - Nicola Brandt - Inatu Indongo - Andrew van Wyk - Lok Kandjenko - Paul Kiddo - Tina Schönheit - Tuaovisiua Katuuo - Uaurika Tjiteere - [Veico Ponofi & Nambahu Karina] Ponofi & Karina - Ndasuunje 'Papa' Shikongeni - Barbara Pirron - Eric Schnak - Hentie van der Merwe - Chikonzero Chazunguza -
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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Nov 19, 2015 07:00 pm Dec 13, 2015 Oslo Atelier Nord & ANX Pia MYrvoLD

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Atelier Nord & ANX

Pia MYrvoLD

WANDS
Opening Nov 19, 2015 at 07:00 pm
Start date Nov 20, 2015
End date Dec 13, 2015

Atelier Nord is pleased to present Pia MYrvoLD’s exhibition WANDS at Atelier Nord ANX. The exhibition encompasses a series of five smart sculptures (known as WANDS), accompanied by multiple projections of the video STRIPEFIELDS which encompasses pulsating, vertical stripes of colour. Each WAND is made of a large number of custom-made parts in a diverse mix of textures and materials, enabling each sculpture to maintain a unique mode of expression and responses to the interactions of visitors. Sensors monitor proximity, the density of surrounding mass and touch. When visitors encounter the WANDS they can affect these distinct and mysterious objects through movement and touch – coordinating between man and machine. Arthur C. Clarke’s third law famously states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. With the WANDS project MyrvoLD aims to capture and revive the classical fairy tale and mythical ethos of the magic wand through the use of interactive media and robotics, accessing the potential of the unexplained or mystical – popular themes in contemporary literature, games and virtual worlds. Media allowing access to modes of experience that were previously confined to fantasy.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Oct 17, 2015 06:00 pm Nov 28, 2015 Kaiserslautern Galerie Wack Peter Vogel

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Galerie Wack

Peter Vogel

Interaktive Objekte
Opening Oct 17, 2015 at 06:00 pm
Start date Oct 17, 2015
End date Nov 28, 2015

Der Freiburger Künstler, international als Pionier und Größe elektronischer Kunst bekannt und gerade mit dem Kubus-Kunstpreis des Kunstmuseums Stuttgart ausgezeichnet, ist zur Eröffnung anwesend. Zur Einführung spricht Dr. Claudia Gross (Kunsthistorikerin Kaiserslautern). Wer erinnert sich nicht gerne an die Begegnung mit Kunstwerken von Peter Vogel, an die überraschenden und ebenso beglückenden Klang- und Lichtreaktionen auf das eigene Verhalten? Unvergesslich, wie fasziniert man versucht, das rätselhafte Spiel zwischen Betrachter und Kunstobjekt zu ergründen! Mit ihrem klaren Formaufbau, dem Schaltpläne zugrunde liegen und mit all ihren elektronischen Bauteilen entfalten seine filigranen Skulpturen eine ganz eigene besondere Schönheit.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Oct 12, 2015 06:30 pm Nov 22, 2015 London Maureen Paley LIAM GILLICK
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Liam Gillick, 'When Do We Need More Tractors? Five Plans', 1999, © Liam Gillick, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Maureen Paley

LIAM GILLICK

The Thought Style Meets the Thought Collective
Opening Oct 12, 2015 at 06:30 pm
Start date Oct 12, 2015
End date Nov 22, 2015

The solo exhibition combines works from the 1990s with new production the exhibition plays with the way groups develop their ideas in cohesion and tension with the individual. It addresses time in relation to production and the development of creative communities. On this occasion the new monograph, 'From nineteen ninety A to nineteen ninety D', published by JRP|Ringier, will be launched. The title of the exhibition refers to Ludwik Fleck and Mary Douglas’s investigation of the way a thought style links group members via their shared ideas, how they communicate and the methods they employ. These ideas affect the art’s subjectivity and are reflected in a series of new text works. A central work in the exhibition, 'A broadcast from 1887 on the Subject of our Time', was originally produced in 1996 and involved a "broadcast" directed towards a utopian community. The content of the broadcast is taken from Edward Bellamy’s book Looking Backward (1887) - which includes an account of a radio broadcast before the invention of the medium. Also included in the exhibition is a deployment of the work, 'When Do We Need More Tractors? Five Plans, 1999' - a work where certain specific actions are outlined by the artist for others to fulfill. This work is combined with a new series of Discussion Platforms and a series of short films produced by the artist over the last two years.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Jul 17, 2015 06:30 pm Aug 23, 2015 London Maureen Paley Thomas Eggerer
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Thomas Eggerer, Golden Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 167.6 x 162.6 cm - 66 x 64 inches, © Thomas Eggerer, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Maureen Paley

Thomas Eggerer

OZONE
Opening Jul 17, 2015 at 06:30 pm
Start date Jul 18, 2015
End date Aug 23, 2015

Maureen Paley is pleased to present the 2nd solo exhibition at the gallery by New York-based artist Thomas Eggerer. Thomas Eggerer was born in 1963 and studied at the Art Academy in Munich, Germany before moving to the US in the mid 90s where he eventually became a member of the artist collective Group Material. By the late 1990s his focus returned to painting and he has been exhibiting this work extensively over the last fifteen years. Using a pictorial language between abstraction and figuration, Thomas Eggerer’s paintings are inhabited by anonymous figures that are absorbed in degrees of action or exchange. They are observed from an elevated perspective and choreographed into arenas of colour. Forms of currency such as money, cigarettes or cans of beer are held and gestured towards, suggesting modes of social transaction with intent. The work 'evokes a contemporary condition of internal splitting or dis-location' as discussed by David Joselit in his essay Time Zones published in Artforum in January 2014. He identifies Eggerer's application of paint using processes of sketching, stuttering, dripping and staining that make his subjects appear at once dismantled and stitched together. Thomas Eggerer’s work has been selected by Ralph Rugoff to be included in the 13th Biennale de Lyon, 'La Vie Moderne', that opens this September 10. He will participate at 'Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age', Museum Brandhorst, Munich, November 11, 2015 - April 2016.

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Contemporary Art, Art Exhibition Announcement at artist-info.com Jun 04, 2015 06:00 pm Aug 23, 2015 Shanghai MadeIn Gallery SHI Yong
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No.7, 2015, Steel, multi-layer board, aluminium, metallic paint, serigraph, 1100(L) x 1700 (W) x 320(H) mm

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MadeIn Gallery

SHI Yong

Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form
Opening Jun 04, 2015 at 06:00 pm
Start date Jun 04, 2015
End date Aug 23, 2015

Since 1992, Shi Yong (*1963 Shanghai) works and practice - experimental, rational and pioneering - largely influenced the art scene. Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form will present for the first time a site-specific installation, developed around the notions of space, material and language. Through 'erasure' and 'language' he will bring narrative vocabulary into 'reality': The kind of reality that can only be presented as a form of Abstract art. According to the words of the artist: 'I like to decompose narration by embedding a certain vocabulary, within a narrative context, until it becomes another language.' Using this concept of 'erasure' he reveals a covered or deliberately artificial reality. In his new show, Shi Yong wants to tell us something but doesn’t want us to know what it is. There is a line of text cutting through all the highly formalized forms in the exhibition space, but the artist has made it into a secret by striking it through with a thick metal line, rendering the words indecipherable. All that remains are the abstract and disjointed arms and legs of Chinese characters whose bodies have been obliterated. So, maybe Shi Yong doesn’t want to tell us something and only wants us to know that he has something to say – but not to us. But if not to us, the only witnesses to this artwork, then to whom? (Text by Colin Chinnery)

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