"Idle Youth "
June 26 to August 15, 2008
Enslaved to everything,
By being too sensitive
I have wasted my life
--Arthur Rimbaud, “Song of the Highest Tower,” 1872
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce “Idle Youth,” an exhibition curated by Russell Ferguson. Including the work of an eclectic group of fifteen artists of different generations, the exhibition is organized around overlapping themes of aspiration, sensitivity, and frustration.
Rimbaud was only seventeen when he wrote “Song of the Highest Tower,” but already he was half-convinced that it was all too late. He gave up poetry at twenty, became a trader of coffee and guns in Ethiopia, and was dead at thirty-seven. His myth, though, lives on, constantly approaching cliché yet appealing to each new generation eager to follow his path of a “derangement of all the senses.” The work in the exhibition has been chosen less in response to the derangement of the senses than to the desire to achieve that transcendence of an often-dismal everyday life. The artists whose work is included are:
Roy Arden , Paul Graham , Catherine Opie , Mike Disfarmer , Rodney Graham , Michael Queenland , Mari Eastman , Jonathan Hernández , George Shaw , Thomas Eggerer , Larry Johnson , Kerry Tribe , Kirsten Everberg , Nathan Mabry , Martin Wong
The work ranges from Disfarmer’s haunting mid-century Arkansas portraits to Arden’s found-footage video of Canadian hockey fans rioting; from Shaw’s paintings of a boarded-up youth club to Everberg’s of a shiny and empty coffee shop. Rock music myths are evoked by Rodney Graham’s Black Sabbath homage and by Johnson’s “amphetamine psychosis.” Paul Graham’s photographs documenting the crushing bureaucracy of poverty are juxtaposed with Queenland’s casts of festive balloons. Other works include Wong’s prison fantasy from 1994, new paintings by Eastman and Eggerer, photography by Tribe, sculpture by Mabry, collages by Hernández, and a remarkable self-portrait by Opie from 1970.
Russell Ferguson is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles and is Chair of the Department of Art at UCLA. From 2001, he was Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he remains Adjunct Curator and recently organized “Francis Alÿs : Politics of Rehearsal.” Ferguson is the editor of two collections of critical writing: Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture and Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures, both published by the MIT Press
A fully illustrated catalog with an essay by Russell Ferguson will accompany the exhibition.
"Idle Youth "
Folkestone Triennial ~ Tales of Time and Space
The inaugural Folkestone Triennial ‘Tales of Time and Space’.
Sculpture, photography, film, installations, sound-work & performances inspired by Folkestone’s past, present and future.
All new work specially commissioned for Folkestone from internationally acclaimed and emerging artists.
Presented in public spaces – the beach, the harbour, parks, the marine promenade and historic buildings.
The must-see contemporary art event of Summer 2008.
Curator – Andrea Schlieker
Art Unlimited part II
inside the video in order of appearance :
Thomas Hirschhorn - Hotel Democrazy - 2003 -- www.stephenfriedman.com
Ian Anüll DORMEURS 1990-2008 -- www.mai36.com
Michel Francois - Golden Age 2008 -- www.xavierhufkens.com
Kishio Suga - Revealing the Latent Plurality - 2008 -- www.tomiokoyamagallery.com
Tony Oursler - Untitled Currency - 2008 -- www.bernier-eliades.gr
Richard Avedon - Andy Warhol and Members of the Factory, New York city, october 30, 1969 -- www.fraenkelgallery.com
Michelangelo Pistoletto - Fractal Black and light.fractal White and dark, 2008 -- www.galleriacontinua.com
Banks Violette - Mirror Wall - 2007 -- www.ropac.net
Joachim Koester - Morning of the Magicians 2005/2006 -- www.nicolaiwaller.com
Thomas Ruff - Untitled - 2008 -- www.mai36.com
Karen Kilimnik - Heathers - 1992/93 -- www.303gallery.com
James Lee Byars - The Diamond Floor - 1995 -- www.michaelwerner.com
Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno - Zidane, a 21st century portait - 2006 --
Yangjiang group - Garden III - 2008 - www.vitaminecreativespace.com
Takashi Murakami - Oval Buddha - 2007 -- www.blumandpoe.com
El Anatsui - To be titled - 2008 -- www.jackshainman.com
Carl Andre - Lament for the Children - 1976/1996 -- www.paulacoopergallery.com
view also Art Unlimitd part I
Etichette: art basel 2008
Neben dem Sammeln und Präsentieren von Skulpturen widmet sich das Museum seit vielen Jahren schwerpunktmäßig den Neuen Medien. Der Bereich der Video-Installationen ist beispielsweise mit einigen wichtigen Arbeiten vertreten, etwa mit Dieter Kiesslings "Fallende Scheibe 2" (1986) und Ingo Günthers "C X/CU" (1987/88).
Das Engagement des Skulpturenmuseums Glaskasten spiegelt sich auch in der Verleihung des renommierten Marler Video-Kunst-Preises, der 2008 bereits zum 13. Mal vergeben wird, des Marler Video-Installations-Preises und des MEDIEN-Raum-Preises. Zusätzlich wird der Deutsche Klangkunst-Preis verliehen, den das Skulpturenmuseum mit dem Kulturradio WDR 3 organisiert.
Die Marler Medien-Kunst-Preise 2008 werden am 15. Juni 2008 im Rathaus der Stadt Marl verliehen. In Anschluss daran wird im Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten die Ausstellung zu den Marler Medienpreisen eröffnet.
Marl - Skulpturenmuseums Glaskasten
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