ROBERT MELEE AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TUSCON

ROBERT MELEE AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TUSCON

ROBERT MELEE’S TOWN AND COUNTRY

January 13 - March 25, 2018

Susan Sontag explains in her seminal essay “Notes on Camp” that the “essence of ‘camp’ is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration”. Thus is born Robert Melee’s Town and Country, an installation created during a three-month residency at MOCA Tucson which straddles the line between highbrow and lowbrow. Creating sensuous installations from everyday materials, Melee’s obsession with the accumulation of cast-off and familiar items is seen in the relationship between the indoor and outdoor spaces of the exhibition—embracing colloquial opposites that allow for two bodies of work to develop in both dialogue and contrast.

HITO STEYERL AND FREDRIK VÆRSLEV AT NASJONALMUSEET OSLO

HITO STEYERL AND FREDRIK VÆRSLEV AT NASJONALMUSEET OSLO

Faithless Pictures ( Group Show)

February 9 - May 13, 2018

The complex relationship between image and reality has long been one of the most important topics in art.
In this exhibition, the National Museum shows works from the last four decades by close to forty prominent artists. Using a variety of approaches, they all address the surfeit of images we see all around us.
The visual deluge that supposedly represents our lives, our times, our world. News clips, holiday snaps, flickers from the depths of the internet. A fragmented intermediate world, half illusion, half reality. Excerpts and selections. And in the midst of it all: glimpses of truth. Images with the power to change the world.

FREDRIK VÆRSLEV AT BONNER KUSTVEREIN GERMANY

FREDRIK VÆRSLEV AT BONNER KUSTVEREIN GERMANY

Fredrik Værslev

February 3 - April 1, 2018

The large-scale abstract paintings of Fredrik Værslev confront established conventions, definitions and limitations within the medium of painting. Using both traditional and industrial materials and techniques he creates compositions that draw influence from diverse sources including Abstract and Minimialist painting and graphic design. His exhibition at Bonner Kunstverein will present a series of new works that are co-commissioned with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Fondazione Giuliani, Rome.

DARREN BADER AT HAMMER MUSEUM LOS ANGELES

DARREN BADER AT HAMMER MUSEUM LOS ANGELES

Stories of Almost Everyone ( Group Show)

January 28 - May 8, 2018

This exhibition is organized around the premise that objects of contemporary art possess narrative histories and inner lives that the conventions of display can only, at best, approximate. Through the work of over thirty international artists, Stories of Almost Everyone seeks to address the means by which a broad range of contemporary artworks and artifacts traffic in meaning and mythology in equal measure. The challenge that textual mediation poses to the inherent muteness of objects provides a framework for thinking through the potential for ideas facilitated by art to expand into other realms of thought. The varying artistic approaches brought together for this exhibition are as equally emboldened by a faith in objects to communicate their inherent value, as they are skeptical of the conditions of museological mediation and art’s promise to convey meaning.

DARREN BADER AT SADIE COLES LONDON

DARREN BADER AT SADIE COLES LONDON

more or less

January 13 - March 3, 2018

Michael E. Smith at MOMA P.S1

Michael E. Smith at MOMA P.S1

Ongoing

December 8, 2017 - Ongoing

For this presentation, Smith exhibits two new pieces that draw out the ephemeral aspects of his work. Both untitled, these kinetic sculptures create haunting effects through their use of intangible materials. A fog machine releases a cloud into a crumpled black sweatshirt, momentarily bringing it to life before the mist disperses into the room. In the other work, a laser pointer shoots a pulsing beam along the wall, intersecting with a vintage taxidermy macaw. The devices that power the light and smoke within Smith's sculptures are defined through their connection to empty vessels that once housed, or have the potential to house, a living entity. Smith’s sculptures extend from the parameters of the object itself and into the atmosphere of the space.

ERIKA VERZUTTI AT FORTES D'ALOIA & GABRIEL BRASIL

ERIKA VERZUTTI AT FORTES D'ALOIA & GABRIEL BRASIL

Opening Night (GROUP SHOW)

November 28 - January 27, 2018

Continuing the experimental program at Carpintaria, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel space in Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition Opening Night proposes a dialogue between three artists from different generations whose practices orbit mainly around sculpture. The American Lynda Benglis, the Brazilian Erika Verzutti and the English Jesse Wine present, together, fifteen works from their recent productions. The "opening night" suggested in the title refers freely to the homonymous film of 1977 by American director John Cassavetes. In the plot, a middle-aged actress – played by Gena Rowlands – faces an identity crisis while rehearsing her new play. The exhibition alludes to the stage on which the story unfolds by presenting a single base whereupon the entire set of works by the trio is displayed. The platform transforms the sculptures into vehicles analogous to the actors, at the same time erasing the geographic and generational gap between the three artists in order to underline their affinities.

FRANK BENSON AT THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION MIAMI

FRANK BENSON AT THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION MIAMI

Still Human (GROUP SHOW)

​STILL HUMAN confronts the complex consequences of the digital revolution and recent technological developments as they redefine the human condition. Twenty-five artists working across a range of mediums address concerns related to artificial intelligence, biotechnology, bioethics, planned obsolescence, desire as mediated by technology, surveillance, social justice, and virtual existence. Is there perhaps something in the universe that cannot be reduced to data? Suppose non-conscious algorithms could eventually outperform conscious intelligence in all known data-processing tasks -- what, if anything, would be lost by replacing conscious intelligence with superior non-conscious algorithms?   
--Yuval Noah Harari

Marc Camille Chaimowicz at the institute of contemporary art/miami

Marc Camille Chaimowicz at the institute of contemporary art/miami

The Everywhere Studio (GROUP SHOW)

December 1 - February 26, 2018

Encompassing some 100 works in painting, sculpture, video, and installation, The Everywhere Studio brings together over 50 artists from the past five decades to reveal the artist’s studio as a charged site that has both predicted and responded to broader social and economic changes of our time. Through a combination of post-war artists through emerging practitioners—including Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Philip Guston, Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneemann, Dieter Roth, Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, Rosemarie Trockel, Elaine Sturtevant, Anna Oppermann, Joyce Pensato, Andrea Zittel, and Tetsumi Kudo, among others—the exhibition aims to create intergenerational dialogues that enhance understanding of the most innovative artists working today.

HITO STEYERL AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

HITO STEYERL AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

HITO STEYERL: LIQUIDITY INC.

December 13 - April 22, 2018

 Liquidity Inc. (2014) is a new acquisition to the ICA’s collection and is on view at the museum for the first time. As suggested by the title, this video sculpture uses water as its guiding theme, and has particular resonance at the ICA’s waterfront location. Liquidity Inc. takes as a point of departure the story of Jacob Wood, a former financial analyst who lost his job during the 2008 economic recession and decided to turn his hobby in mixed martial arts into a career. Steyerl follows actor and martial artist Bruce Lee’s dictum to “be shapeless, formless, like water,” turning “liquidity” into a trope fluid enough to speak about everything from the weather to water as material resource, to the circulation of information and assets. Projected onto a double-sided screen in front of a wave-like ramp structure, Liquidity Inc. is a captivating parable of economic crisis and contemporary culture that is by turns playful and poignant.

KEVIN JEROME EVERSON AT INDEX SWEDEN

KEVIN JEROME EVERSON AT INDEX SWEDEN

TONSLER PARK

December 14 - March 3, 2018

Index presents Tonsler Park, a new film by American artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson. Shot on 16mm black-and-white film over the course of the recent American election day, Thursday 8 November 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the film follows the poll workers throughout their day as they carry out the practical tasks that allow citizens to cast a ballot and vote.

MICHAEL E.SMITH AT 500 CAPP STREET FOUNDATION

MICHAEL E.SMITH AT 500 CAPP STREET FOUNDATION

Opening November 18, 2017

The 500 Capp Street Foundation is proud to present Michael E. Smith, opening November 18, 2017. Detroit-born Michael E. Smith is the first Visiting Artist, since opening to the public in 2016, that The 500 Capp Street Foundation has invited to fully engage with David Ireland’s largest and most famous work, The House, including the walls, floors, textures, windows, available light, as well as The House’s new additions, the terrace and The Garage.

LIZ MAGOR AT MAMAC NICE

LIZ MAGOR AT MAMAC NICE

November 17 - May 13, 2018

FREDRIK VÆRSLEV AT KUNST HALLE SANKT GALLEN

FREDRIK VÆRSLEV AT KUNST HALLE SANKT GALLEN

TAN LINES

November 11 - January 14, 2018

The Norwegian artist Fredrik Værslev (*1979, lives in Drammen/No) has impressed the art public with his extensive painterly practice that is both precisely planned as well as on the lookout for coincidence. He exposes his works to the weather, for example, hangs canvases on a tree for months or integrates the painting styles of colleagues, offering them wooden panels to paint on. His paintings exemplify conceptual strategies that question painting processes but also preserve the beauty of the works. Vaersley is showing new pieces of art at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen: the artist cuts up previously worked canvases and meticulously sews them together again, experimenting with forms, colour combinations and picture media as well as exhibition possibilities. The result is a surprisingly painterly installation between abstraction and the haptic reality of materials in which canvases take on the dynamics of a sailing regatta.

HITO STEYERL AT MAAT LISBON

HITO STEYERL AT MAAT LISBON

ELECTRONIC SUPERHIGHWAY (1966-2016) (group show)

November 8 - March 19, 2017

The title of the exhibition, Electronic Superhighway, comes from a term invented in 1974 by South Korean videoart artist Nam June Paik who realized the potential of global connections through technology. Ordered in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway begins with works created at the turn of the millennium and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT), a landmark event of 1966. Spanning a period of 50 years, from 2016 to 1966, moments arise in the history of art and the Internet as the exhibition travels backwards.

João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva AT FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO TORINO

João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva AT FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO TORINO

Like a Moth to a Flame, curated by Tom Eccles, Mark Rappolt and Liam Gillick (group show)

November 4 - January 14, 2018

Like a Moth to a Flame, it is the title of the great exhibition project realized in collaboration with OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which will be inaugurated on November 3 in the offices of the two Turin Institutes. As a flame moth is an ambitious project, signed by three international exceptional designers, called to work together for the first time in confronting the city of Turin and its important artistic heritage: Tom Eccles, director of the Center for Curatorial Studies of Bard College of New York, Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief of the English Art Review, and British artist Liam Gillick.

Peter Piller at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Peter Piller at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

with Jochen Lempert Reconsidering Photography: Birds

October 27 – February 4, 2018

In the new exhibition series Reconsidering Photography, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) invites contemporary photographers to relate their own work to examples from the Photography and New Media Collection. Kicking off the series are Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) and Peter Piller (b. 1968), two photographers whose methods could hardly be more different. Lempert's motifs from everyday nature and culture meet up with images of unintentional origin contributed by Piller. In Reconsidering Photography: Birds, Lempert and Piller collaborate as artists and curators. Drawing on the photographic collection of MKG as a resource, they have compiled from the historical material a selection of bird pictures that they combine with their own photographs. On view from 27 October 2017, the exhibition features around 100 exhibits. Birds are a recurring motif in Jochen Lempert's work, and for the show at MKG he has arranged his motion studies and observations of birds in a new room installation. Peter Piller has worked to date primarily with found images, which he subjects to shifts in meaning. In his new series behind time (2017), which debuts at MKG, he himself takes camera in hand to deliberately capture moments when a bird cannot be optimally seen and which would be considered a failure in wildlife photography. With generous support from the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft.

HITO STEYERL AT FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO TORINO

HITO STEYERL AT FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO TORINO

Like a Moth to a Flame, curated by Tom Eccles, Mark Rappolt and Liam Gillick (group show)

November 4 - January 14, 2018

Like a Moth to a Flame, it is the title of the great exhibition project realized in collaboration with OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which will be inaugurated on November 3 in the offices of the two Turin Institutes. As a flame moth is an ambitious project, signed by three international exceptional designers, called to work together for the first time in confronting the city of Turin and its important artistic heritage: Tom Eccles, director of the Center for Curatorial Studies of Bard College of New York, Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief of the English Art Review, and British artist Liam Gillick.

HITO STEYERL AT MODERNA MUSEET STOCKHOLM

HITO STEYERL AT MODERNA MUSEET STOCKHOLM

Manipulate The World (group show)

October 21 - January 21, 2018

In an exhibition filling two floors in the Museum, 28 Swedish and international artists explore and challenge Öyvind Fahlström’s ideas on manipulation and theatricality. Four historic works by Fahlström define the playing field for the exhibition, which takes place in three zones: the main exhibition hall on Floor 4, the spaces connecting both floors, and the exhibition halls on the lower ground floor.

MICHAEL E.SMITH AT CARPENTER CENTER

MICHAEL E.SMITH AT CARPENTER CENTER

We Just Fit, You and I (group show)

October 19 - January 7, 2018

We Just Fit, You and I is a group exhibition that probes the boundaries between bodies and architecture. Featuring Michelle Lopez, Sondra Perry, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Michael E. Smith, each artist looks to contemporary technology, unexpected material behavior, and architecture as primary means by which to re-articulate the human form. 

ERIKA VERZUTTI AT MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION

ERIKA VERZUTTI AT MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION

LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE MARCIANO COLLECTION

October 19 - January 13, 2018

Joining the Getty and the arts organizations across the region for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American art in dialogue with Los Angeles, the Marciano Art Foundation welcomes the opportunity to highlight Latin American artists in the Marciano Collection, reinforcing the Foundation’s focus on revealing an active global dialogue and drawing connections amongst a diverse group of international and Los Angeles-based artists.

DARREN BADER AT MADRE NAPLES

DARREN BADER AT MADRE NAPLES

(@mined_oud)

October 14 - April 2, 2018

(@mined_oud) – which may or may not be the artist’s email address backwards, creates an absurd type of synaesthesia between an oriental plant (oud or agarwood), the allusion to exhausted mine seams and the apparent creation of a potential palindrome – is the title of the first solo show to be held in an Italian public institution (opening: Friday, October the 13th, 2017, 7pm) by the artist Darren Bader (Bridgeport, CT 1978), one of the most experimental international artists of recent generations.

KEVIN JEROME EVERSON AT TATE MODERN LONDON

KEVIN JEROME EVERSON AT TATE MODERN LONDON

Kevin Jerome Everson: So I Can Get Them Told

September 29 - October 1, 2017

This series surveys the last decade’s films by artist Kevin Jerome Everson, paying particular attention to representations of labour and performativity within his practice. Everson’s approach to filmmaking draws in framing techniques from his work in street photography and an emphasis on materiality and process from his work in sculpture. Within this formalist framework, his films seek out the poetics of everyday tasks and gestures of Black working class communities dispersed across the United States.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz at Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover

Marc Camille Chaimowicz at Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover

one to one

September 29 - January 7, 2018

The artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz who lives and works in London, began combining sculptures and performance in the 1970s and has worked between the categorical boundaries of “private” and “public.” His work is part of the tradition of art after the “social turn,” when art moved from the picture on the wall into social reality and its space. His work is characterized by the combination of different media such as sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography with elements from applied art and interior design. 

Jamie Isenstein at Gluck50 Milan

Jamie Isenstein at Gluck50 Milan

SPECTACLE

September 15 - November 17, 2017

Gluck50 is pleased to present Spectacle, an exhibition of work by American artist Jamie Isenstein created both in residence at Gluck50 and at her studio in Brooklyn, New York. The word spectacle has two meanings in English that fall on opposite sides of the subject/object relationship. In one sense the word refers to a showy performance and in the other sense it is another word for eyeglasses. The first meaning demands to be watched, while the second meaning does the watching. For her exhibition at Gluck50, Isenstein plays on this double meaning to confuse subjects and objects by turning bodies into objects and objects into bodies. In doing this, Isenstein hopes to flip the power dynamic inherent in the subject/object relationship as a way to imagine giving agency and autonomy to the less powerful.

JÁN MANČUŠKA IN THE 14TH BIENNALE DE LYON

JÁN MANČUŠKA IN THE 14TH BIENNALE DE LYON

Floating Worlds

September 20 - January 7, 2018

RUTH ROOT AT 356 MISSION LOS ANGELES

RUTH ROOT AT 356 MISSION LOS ANGELES

September 15 - November 12, 2017

GOSHKA MACUGA AT WITTE de WITH CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART ROTTERDAM

GOSHKA MACUGA AT WITTE de WITH CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART ROTTERDAM

The Show is Over

September 7 - December 31, 2017

This exhibition is the result of Witte de With director Defne Ayas’ pairing of two critically engaged artists, Goshka Macuga and Ahmet Öğüt. Both artists’ interests are tied to political and historical contexts, distilled through a variety of media and strategies of representation that include performance, participatory event, sculpture, film, and installation. Both artists examine each other’s practices, a process subject to misinformation and misunderstandings along the way, as much as a generosity of ideas, commitment of time, and peer-to-peer play.

DARREN BADER AND MICHAEL E.SMITH  AT COOKIE BUTCHER ANTWERP

DARREN BADER AND MICHAEL E.SMITH AT COOKIE BUTCHER ANTWERP

Interlude (group show)

September - October 2017

JÁN MANČUŠKA AT PRAGUE CITY GALLERY

JÁN MANČUŠKA AT PRAGUE CITY GALLERY

Medium Figure (group show)

July 14 - October 8, 2017

The exhibition loosely continues with the Prague City Gallery’s successful project Unsettled Figure. Expression in Czech Sculpture 1880–1914, which was acknowledged as “The Group Exhibition of the Year 2016”. Medium: Figure is the curator’s selection of works by contemporary Czech and Slovak artists either directly pursuing the subject of figure or employing it otherwise in order to express their creative standpoint. 

Michael E. Smith at S.M.A.K.

Michael E. Smith at S.M.A.K.

June 24 – October 1, 2017

Michael E. Smith (1977, Detroit, USA) assembles and manipulates this found material in an unusual way. He isolates objects, makes changes to their form and seeks out the limits of their imaginative power. His presentations are characterized by an intense yet sparse choreography of the exhibition space. Accordingly, they manifest themselves as site-responsive artworks exploiting all of the museum’s infrastructure. Smith’s work seems to avoid any form of sublimation. His predilection for the absurd and for an indefinable tension ensue from a broader critical view of the ecological, economic and social challenges facing our society. This exhibition presents new, in situ created work.

Hito Steyerl at Skulptur Projekte Münster

Hito Steyerl at Skulptur Projekte Münster

June 6 - October 1, 2017

ERIKA VERZUTTI IN THE  57TH VENICE BIENNALE

ERIKA VERZUTTI IN THE 57TH VENICE BIENNALE

Viva Arte Viva

May 13 - November 26, 2017

GOSHKA MACUGA AT KUNSTHALLE WIEN VIENNA

GOSHKA MACUGA AT KUNSTHALLE WIEN VIENNA

How to Live Together (group show)

May 5 - October 15, 2017

How To Live Together explores the conditions and prospects of living together in terms of individual and social dimensions. Key factors of this survey exhibition not only include dynamics and shifts at the political and economic level, but also changing social relations. The works of more than thirty international artists from different generations are based on personal experience and, at the same time, point to changing relations between the private and the political, between stagnant and accelerating contemporary circumstances, reality, and utopian ideals. The diverse models of living together presented, reveal how society is more than just the sum of its individuals.