Press release: Many years ago, as a young artist, Alan Charlton formulated a series of visionary principles of immutable clarity, which he follows unaltered to this day. He liberated his paintings from figuration, illusionism, gesture, theatricality and narration. It was also about countering the traditional image of the painter; he never wanted to become a
Press release: EVER is Nika Neelova’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK, presenting new and existing work by the Russian-born artist. This ambitious sculptural exhibition responds to, and is in dialogue with, the building’s unique art deco architecture. Often utilising reclaimed architectural materials, Neelova is interested in the way materials and
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: 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: 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: ‘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
Press release: Projet Pangée is pleased to present Hideous Intimacies, a project by Stephanie E. Creaghan with the scenography of Natacha Boucher. “She always found making her bed difficult, because the process reminded her of sleep; the heaviness that imbued her arms as she swung the sheets overhead—half-mast—to reposition them, how all the fabrics’ movement
Press release: Magazzino is happy to announce A, the first solo exhibition by Namsal Siedlecki with the gallery. The exhibition which will open on Wednesday the 15th May 2019 will last until July 15th, 2019. Siedlecki has decided to elaborate a dual approach, linking two separate trajectories, both having as a common theme desire and
Press release: In a recent issue of an infoblatt/newspaper distributed to all mailboxes in O. near the city of K. (Pfalz, Germany) appeared a warning written in German as well as in English regarding the reflux of drugs in local drinking water. The airforce base of Ramstein is nearby and it is no hidden fact