Isaac Julien at Metro Pictures, New York

Press release: Isaac Julien’s visionary ten-screen film installation Lessons of the Hour explores the incomparable achievements of America’s foremost abolitionist figure. After escaping slavery in Maryland, Frederick Douglass gained celebrity on the abolitionist circuit as an extraordinary orator, becoming the most photographed American of the 19th century. Julien’s project is informed by some of Douglass’s

Ghislaine Leung at Essex Street, New York

Press release: Flags, 2019 All internal doors painted gloss black. Toons, 2019 All internal walls painted gloss white. Company, 2019 Two gift wrapped model offices. Love Radio USA, 2019 The internet radio station Love Radio USA played on a small battery powered digital radio. Commonwealth, 2019 The work Commonwealth is Domain, Empire, Estate, Kingdom, Nation

Paul Pfeiffer at Carlier Gebauer, Berlin

Press release: carlier | gebauer is pleased to present Incarnator, Paul Pfeiffer’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Pfeiffer’s Incarnator series expands from the artist’s internationally acclaimed eponymous video, which is further brought to life through a series of life-sized sculptures. All sculptures were produced during the artist’s six-month residency at Bellas Artes Projects in

Mary Mito at Downs & Ross, New York

Press release: For more than a half-century, Mary Mito (b. 1944, Hartford, CT; lives and works in New Mexico and New York) has rendered permeable interfaces between constructed and natural environments with a singular continuity of attention. While her rarely exhibited paintings are most often compelled by a relentless descriptive force conveying vast tracts of

Anna-Bella Papp at Modern Art, London

Press release: Modern Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Anna-Bella Papp. This is Papp’s third solo show with the gallery. Anna-Bella Papp’s exhibition at Modern Art features a series of new individual sculptures that, consistent with her characteristic format, are hand-sculpted, tablet-like forms made from fired clay, presented on

“Discoteca Analitica” at FRI ART, Fribourg

Press release: Discoteca Analitica reassesses the emergence of multimedia experiments in the Sixties based on the range of early varieties of discotheque. The exhibition offers an immersive experience bringing together Californian counter-culture, pop and psychedelic movements, and pioneers of radical Italian architecture. It is based on unpublished archives and original works. They reveal how music,

Jef Geys at Air de Paris, Paris

Press release: In 1998, Jef Geys travelled to Lisbon, hometown of the legendary fado singer Amália Rodrigues (1920–1999), who holds a fascination for him. During his brief «rest and relaxation» stay he took dozens of photographs: not at all your standard tourist stuff, but over and over shadows cast on pavements and walls. The same

Coco Young at Princess, New York

Press release: Every day except for Sundays You would hear the merry Lavoir Women scrubbing, whitening, laughing The green water From the neighboring hill Still hides the echo Of their gossiping thrill I sit by its side The cold stone is as smooth as a mirror I can almost see my reflection Or is she

Philip Seibel at Soyuz, Pescara

Press release: Objects from our daily lives, poor materials, objet trouvé, but also fetishes that, when contaminated with the cold rigor of artificial elements, lose their original functions to rediscover the generating power of their memory. Objects that become images, sculptures, experience, time and thus read in the present the signs of their own past.

David Casini at Car Drde, Bologna

Press release: On his second solo exhibition at the gallery, David Casini presents a series of unpublished sculptures on the theme of landscape. His native Tuscany is the centre of his world but instead of its panoramic views known all over the world he focuses on places where the gaze does not usually stop, the

Vajiko Chachkhiani at Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto

“In his new exhibition at Scrap Metal in Toronto, his first in North America, the Tbilisi-based artist deconstructs the idea of home and belonging in various ways, going far beyond images of a literal house. They Kept Shadows Quiet (2018), the eponymous installation commissioned especially for this exhibition, consists of two “interrogation chambers” installed side