Press release: Speaking in Tongues Carina Bukuts The tip of the tongue lies gently on the upper palate and closes the oral cavity, the vocal chords vibrate and a stream of air exits – a phoneme is produced: < l >. Phonemes to phonemes connect to generate words, to formulate sentences, to ask questions. Those
Press release: For his first solo exhibition in a French institution, Paul Maheke calls in OOLOI, a third gender figure from Xenogenesis, Octavia Butler’s sci-fi trilogy published in the late 1980s. This project is a new step in his ongoing research on representations of marginalized subjectivities in the Western imagination and on the possibility of
Press release: It’s like living in a light bulb, with the leaves Like filaments and the sky a shell of thing, transparent glass Enclosing the late heaven of a summer day, a canopy Of incandescent blue above the dappled sunlight golden on the grass. — Sally’s Hair by John Koethe (excerpt) Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is
Press release: Portikus is pleased to present In Lieu of What Was, an exhibition by the Kuwaiti-Puerto Rican artist Alia Farid (b.1985). Visitors to the space encounter a series of sculptures cast from molds used to fabricate the public drinking fountains that have become a distinctive aspect of the urban landscape of the Arabian Gulf.
Press release: Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present “( )”, a group exhibition featuring works by David Altmejd, Steven Beckly, Shannon Bool, Ryan Gander, Mark Lewis, Heather Rowe and Jennifer Rose Sciarrino. Parenthesis literally means “to put beside” from the Greek roots par-, -en, and thesis. It is relational: one thing put beside another.
Press release: Taking the politics of making as its point of departure, this group exhibition explores the cultural meanings that emerge from the materials artists use. Drawing on the writings of poet-philosopher Édouard Glissant, guest curator Daisy Desrosiers assembles a selection of works that engage often-overlooked narratives within cultural histories, and consider the itinerant and
Press release: Berlin-based artist Heike-Karin Föll (born 1967, DE) works on the materiality and mechanisms of drawing, painting, and writing. The exhibition speed at KW Institute for Contemporary Art is her first institutional solo show and presents an overview of various groups of work. Her work interacts with everyday media reality and styles, analogue and
Press release: Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by London and Amsterdam based artist Ima-Abasi Okon. Okon works with sculpture, sound and video to produce installations that explore exhibition-making as an exercise in syntax, adopting linguistic and grammatical structures within her installations as a way of complicating the construction of knowledge. For her new commission
Press release: Since the last exhibition of Arno Beck (*1985, Bonn) in Frankfurt (2017), much has happened to the former master student of Eberhard Havekost. He has had exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro (Cidade des Artes), New York (Fortnight Institute & Foxy Productions), London (Collyer Bristow Gallery) and Miami (Little Havana). Beck is skilled in
Press release: “It was a place of strange interferences, of infinite disquiet and melancholy, the eternal residue of some cosmic tragedy.” -Thomas Ligotti To descend into the abject landscape that Paco Chanivet has invoked in Espai13 triggers in the spectator what in literary terms is known as katabasis: a descent into the underworld, into horror.
Press release: Yutaka Matsuzawa (1922–2006) was considered the father of Japanese conceptual art. Born in Shimo Suwa in central Japan, he studied architecture during the war, and upon witnessing the after effects of the firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945, he proclaimed upon his graduation from school that he wished “to create an architecture of
Press release: Given the time I seem to have found myself in: “The End of Time”, I have yet to title this exhibition and I’m really not sure that I want too. If I would, it could be: “Les Fin, Finsel” or maybe something like “Before-Depersonalization-After” or possibly even: “What do Fireman do in Hell?
Press release: Maureen Paley is pleased to present the ninth solo exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans at the gallery. This exhibition focuses on Tillmans’ multifaceted approach to image-making, featuring new and previously unseen works from the mid 1980s to the present day. In the ground floor gallery Tillmans presents a new multi-part work Old Street (parallax),
Press release: It is dark. Perfect blackness expands over the whole field, an area of approximately ten by twenty meters. The soil feels nice and humid. It is soft to the touch and bounces back under light pressure. There is the looming impression that it does not go deep. It sits on something hard. Maybe
Press release: ‘Time Matters’ is a deeply personal and playful journey into the gaze of art lover, collector and curator Sara Lys-gaard. The exhibition invites us into a universe of clear forms and colours, textures, minimalism and geom-etry across times and places enveloping the floor and walls of the gallery space. We are presented to
Press release: From 25 May until 25 August 2019, Kunstverein München presents Esst mich! — a solo exhibition by Lisa Holzer. Lisa Holzer explores logics of desire through pictures, text, performative gestures, and subtle alterations to exhibition conventions. In recent works, vulgar yet appetizing photographs of food are rendered formless, enlarged, and abstracted to a
Press release: What happens at the intersections of mise-en-scène, l’esprit de l’escalier, and mise en abyme? Or better yet: what happens when an art-making practice extends beyond those tools of which we’ve become accustomed? Pushing back becomes a launching off. Or, per Ezra Pound through Rosemary Waldrop: a center around which, not a box within