SONIC YOUTH etc.: SENSATIONAL FIX
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and KIT — Kunst im Tunnel
The exhibition is devoted to the activities of the experimental guitar band Sonic Youth, which profoundly influenced style in the music and art scene from its founding in 1981. This is shown by the numerous joint projects of the band with artists, filmmakers, designers, and musicians, as well as by works of art that Sonic Youth has selected for the exhibition. The interdisciplinary show tells an alternative story of contemporary culture, of teenager rebellion, the restlessness of youth, of the craving for fame and the search for identity, gender roles, sexuality, and religion. This comprehensive project is being staged jointly by the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and KIT — Kunst im Tunnel.
The exhibition will be shown first at LiFE in Saint-Nazaire (17 June — 7 September 2008), at the new Museion in Bozen (10 October 2008 — 4 January 2009) http://www.museion.it/ , and after Düsseldorf at the Malmö Konsthall. Accompanied to the exhibition the band will give a concert in Düsseldorf.
Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, Jerry Aronson, Olivier Assayas, Dara Birnbaum, Angelique Bosio, Joe Brainhard, Glenn Branca, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Ira Cohen, Tony Conrad, Sofia Coppola, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Earl, Barbara Ess, John Fahey, Jeff Feuerzeig, Marco Fusinato, Isa Genzken, Allan Ginsberg, Stefano Giovanni, Jack Goldstein, Mark Gonzales, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Matt Groening, Brion Gysin, Tim Hailand, Jeff Hartford, Todd Haynes, Dick Higgins, Ake Hodell, Jenny Holzer, Tim Irwin, Marc Jacobs, Cameron Jamie, Spike Jonze, Mike Kelley, Richard Kern, Jack Kerouac, Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets), Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, Levy, Robert Longo, George Maciunas, Yukinori Maeda, Gerard Malanga, Manda, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Jonas Mekas, John Miller, Maya Miller, Heath Moerland, Robert Mooney, Thurston Moor, Michael Morley, Bill Nace, John Olsen, Roberto Opalio, Jim O'Rourke, Tony Oursler, Steven Parrino, Raymond Pettibon, Edwin Pouncey (Savage Pencil), Richard Prince, Lee Ranaldo, Ed Ruscha, Gus Van Sant, Wilhelm Sasnal, Dana Schutz, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Leah Singer, Mike Smith, Patti Smith, Robert Smithson, The Club in Shadow, Kathy Temin, Gokita Tomodo, Dennis Tyfus, Alan Vega, Jeff Wall, Mike Watt, Marnie Weber, James Welling, White Columns Archive, Christopher Wool, Shinya Yamamoto, Nate Young, Sonic Youth
KUNST IM TUNNEL
SONIC YOUTH etc.: SENSATIONAL FIX
"Now’s The Time concentrates on a number of artists whose lives were cut short prematurely but whose work continues to exert influence upon artistic practice today. Artists featured include Piero Manzoni, Eva Hesse, Bas Jan Ader, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Helen Chadwick, Michel Majerus, Martin Kippenberger and Jason Rhoades."
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane - modern contemporary irish art, francis bacon studio, exhibitions, education, permanent collection, kids club and more
"The South London Gallery presents the first UK solo show by Danish collective Superflex. From large scale installations, through to long-term process-based projects and, more recently, films, Superflex’s work is founded in social and political awareness. They are inspired by the possibilities of working on the margins of the art world, at the points where definitions and possibilities of art become blurred."
HE VISTO CRECER MI PELO, del artista chileno Jorge González Lohse, es una instalación compuesta por pinturas, dibujos, objetos y videos que exploran el concepto de pertenencia y la definición de lo cotidiano como “laboratorio de creación”.
La idea de pertenencia ha sido el foco de investigación del artista durante la última década. Esta inquietud se ha ido desplazando desde los cuerpos colectivos hacia el cuerpo individual, esto es, desde lo social hacia un discurso más personal que se alimenta de los hechos más pedestres y obvios que rodean al artista.
La exposición seduce tanto por su carácter lúdico como por su colorida imaginería extraída de la cultura popular y los medios de comunicación masivos. En este espacio-laboratorio, territorio para la experimentación, se valorizan los diversos acontecimientos, estados de ánimo y opiniones recogidas desde lo cotidiano.
González Lohse es un coleccionista de lo corriente, un “bromista en serio”, una suerte de antropólogo que pone su interés y su mirada creativa en todo lo que le rodea. Le interesa rescatar esos gestos mínimos urbanos como el cartel del restaurante que anuncia “el plato del día”, o la inserción de frases callejeras chilenas en el lenguaje más “elevado” del arte contemporáneo.
El artista es uno de los principales impulsores del proyecto itinerante “Inoxidable – Neopop”, una investigación teórico-práctica sobre el lenguaje “neopop” iberoamericano, asociado al graffiti, las intervenciones urbanas, el llamado “lowbrow art” y el “surrealismo pop”. El proyecto se llevó entre el 2006 y el 2007 a importantes espacios de Bogotá, Barcelona y Buenos Aires.
JORGE GONZÁLEZ LOHSE
Jorge González Lohse en galería Moro/ He visto crecer mi pelo :: Cine :: Arte en Chile
De cabecera: He visto crecer mi pelo
Galería Moro, Arte Contemporáneo
"The Kunsthalle Fridericianum has invited the Berlin-based conceptual and performance artist Daniel Knorr (born in Bucharest in 1968) to put on a four-week solo show in the form of a performance entitled Scherben bringen Glück (Shards bring good luck).
Knorr’s art focuses on the concept of materialisation. Performance versus everyday life as well as public versus private space and the relationships between artist and audience are some significant aspects of his work. Pursuing the principle of conceptual art, Knorr explores the aspect of materialisation in art, calling it into question on various levels. Thoughts, ideas and feelings, but also identity, language and text all contribute to the realisation of his art."
Kunsthalle Fridericianum: Cyprien Gaillard
Postmasters Gallery is pleased to announce "I'll Replace You" - an exhibition of a new works by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy The show will open on November 22 and will be on view until January 10, 2009 (the gallery will be open by appointment December 24 - 31). This will be the McCoys' fourth solo show with Postmasters.
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy's multimedia works examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking. They are well known for constructing subjective databases of existing material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events. Recently they have begun to include autobiographical references in their projects.Postmasters 23 years
Following the remarkable and rapid economic, social and cultural developments in India in recent years, Indian Highway is a timely presentation of the pioneering work being made in the country today. The culmination of extensive research across India, this group exhibition is a snapshot of a vibrant generation of artists working across a range of media.
Serpentine Gallery: Indian Highway
10 December 2008 – 22 February 2009
"SOCIAL INTERACTIONS : BETH CAMPBELL / STEPHEN WILLATS was inspired by the artists’ independent curiosity about thoughts, patterns, associations and consequences, their work and interest in architecture and social structures. The exhibit was conceived in order to present these two artists of separate generations and educational experience in one space. Both are concerned with sociology, psychology, communication, chance, and portray this in their art. They have chosen to work in various media to investigate space and interaction within limited space and time. Each artist portrays concepts and connections differently and they are an integral to their work."
SEILER MOSSERI-MARLIO GALERIE AG
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Cervello e creativita': BrainFactor intervista Keri Smith
What are the possibilities for an exchange between the cognitive and the visual domain? Presentation space De Overslag and production label Onomatopee both invited an artist/thinker to represent their world. De Overslag presents the Belgian artist Yoann Van Parys, Onomatopee presents the Berlin based US artist Warren Neidich.
WARREN NEIDICH is a Berlin and Los Angeles based artist, writer and exhibition organizer. His work explores the interfaces between culture, general intellect, phenomenology, social mind and post -Fordist economic structures. His conceptual based practice uses all media depending on the connotation and context. He is founding editor of www.artbrain.org and The Journal of Neuroaesthetics and is the author of Blow-up: Photography, Cinema and the Brain, DAP, 2003.
His work has been exhibited at such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, PS1 Moma, Long Island City, The Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Kunsthaus Zurich and the The Kunsthaus Graz. He was British ACE-AHRB Arts and Science Research Fellowship, 2004 and is currently research fellow at the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
The Kunsthalle zu Kiel Shows
Key Positions in Contemporary Sculpture
The director of the Kunsthalle, Dr. Dirk Luckow, successfully invited international large-scale sculptures into his museum – artistic heavyweights will be gathered in the seemingly fragile 20th-century building.
A stainless steel mirror by Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, 2.65m in diameter, weighing 800kg; the famous textile sculpture “Soft Version of the Maquette for a Monument by Pablo Picasso” (1969) by Claes Oldenburg from the Centre Pompidou; a aluminium sculpture by Robert Morris (USA) from the Musée d’art moderne Saint-Etienne; Richard Serra’s “Sign Board Prop” (1969); the “Sky Car” by Geoffrey Hendricks – each of these works of art represents its own challenge to a museum, no less than the 500kg bronze “Top 10 profiles of the urban male” (2007) by Chinese artist Wang Du reproduced on the invitation and the exhibition poster.
KUNSTHALLE ZU KIEL
L’esposizione analizza la crescente correlazione tra l’arte contemporanea e il sistema economico internazionale. Il potere che l’economia esercita su tutti i settori della realtà politica, sociale e culturale, ha investito anche il mondo della produzione artistica, facendo sì che la struttura stessa del sistema dell’arte viva una forte trasformazione verso una logica di mercato totalizzante e sempre più globale. L’arte contemporanea ha acquisito un peso via via maggiore nell’ambito del sistema culturale, diventando un fattore economico importante, come si può vedere sia dalle esorbitanti quotazioni raggiunte durante le aste internazionali, sia dal crescente numero di manifestazioni, biennali, festival, fiere e mega-esposizioni, che riescono ad attrarre una sempre maggior affluenza di pubblico.
Negli ultimi vent’anni si è sviluppato un circuito dedicato all’arte contemporanea (un vero e proprio settore economico), con proprie regole e un network di operatori altamente specializzati. Gli artisti entrano così a far parte di un sistema fortemente competitivo che segue una dinamica internazionale, mettendo in concorrenza tra loro artisti provenienti da realtà completamente diverse, ma che esigono, però, un linguaggio globalmente leggibile e commercializzabile.
Data la crescente domanda verso una produzione sempre nuova ed emozionante, non solo vengono abbreviati sempre più i tempi di produzione e i cicli di commercializzazione, ma le esigenze di spettacolarizzazione fanno sì che l’arte si trovi spesso in concorrenza con la cultura di massa e le sue logiche economiche.
L’esposizione, pertanto, raccoglie opere di artisti contemporanei tra cui due stelle del mercato come Damien Hirst (UK) e Takashi Murakami (Giappone) - insieme con Luchezar Boyadjiev (Bulgaria), Marco Brambilla (I/USA), Marc Bijl (Olanda), Fabio Cifariello Ciardi (Italia), Claude Closky (Francia), Denis Darzacq (Francia), Eva Grubinger (Austria), Pablo Helguera (Messico), Bethan Huws (UK), Christian Jankowski (Germania), Michael Landy (UK), Atelier van Lieshout (Olanda), Thomas Locher (Germania), Aernout Mik (Olanda), Antoni Muntadas (Spagna), Josh On (USA), Dan Perjovschi (Romania), Wilfredo Prieto (Cuba) e Cesare Pietroiusti (Italia) -che rispecchiano i meccanismi del sistema internazionale dell’arte e offrono diverse posizioni che spaziano dalla conformità ai principi vigenti del mercato, a un approccio ironico e sarcastico, fino a una sorta di ‘anti-posizione’ che tenta di evadere gli aspetti commerciali del processo di produzione artistica.
Palazzo Strozzi - Firenze ::: Official website
Featuring a group of international artists working in a variety of media, the exhibition explores the poetic and philosophical sides of science fiction literature. These artists approach science fiction as a genre that provides diversion from the banality of everyday life, making our current dreams and anxieties more spectacular. The Possibility of an Island examines fantasies for the future, which reveal desires to escape pressing social and political concerns. Covering themes from habitation and technology to fear and hope,the exhibition illustrates the present time through extraordinary treatments of the past, present, and future.
Heman Chong’s Time Out (Eurasia) (2008),makes both a humorous and ominous point about globalization by referencing the popular tourist guide, Time Out, and replacing city or country names with the overarching term, “Eurasia.” Rather than seeing a recognizable cityscape, viewers are confronted with an ambiguous image on the cover. Julika Rudelius tackles anxieties about aging in her work Forever (2007), which features a group of wealthy women discussing their hopes and fears about their lives and physical condition as they age. Peter Coffin exhibits works that enact metaphysical wonders with common materials. Chris Kraus’s Gravity and Grace (1995), is a feature-length film that addresses such topics as cults, alien life, and artistic pursuits. A large wall mural of an inverted image outer space is featured as part of Mungo Thomson’s ongoing Negative Space series. Projects such as Philip (2006), a collaborative science-fiction novel written by eight artists under severe time constraints, are included in the exhibition.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Cory Arcangel; Davide Balula; Tobias Bernstrup; Heman Chong; Peter Coffin; Matias Faldbakken; Cao Fei; Kim Fisher; Claire Fontaine; K48; Chris Kraus; Cristina Lei Rodriguez; Nicolas Lobo; Martin Oppel; Philip (a novel written by Mark Aerial Waller, Heman Chong, Cosmin Costinas, Rosemary Heather, Leif Magne Tangen, Francis McKee, David Reinfurt, and Steve Rushton); Lisi Raskin; Julika Rudelius; and Mungo Thomson.
The Possibility of an Island is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami and is curated by Ruba Katrib, MOCA assistant curator.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation and is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Knight Exhibition Series.
A group exhibition curated by Wes Lang featuring new works by 10 American artists:
John Copeland, Brian Montuori, Ryan Schneider, Brett Wilson, Eddie Martinez, Jamison Brosseau, Jeffrey Schad, Vincent Szarek, Joseph Hart, Russell Nachman & Wes Lang.
The Boys Are Back In Town presents a select group of emerging and established young artists, working with various styles and media.
" “Being alive is art itself.” Oiticica’s thinking as such has lived on continuously in many artists since the 1990s－artists such Beatriz Milhazes, who creates colorful collages on glass façades, taking Rio’s tropical flowers and greenery as her motifs; osgemeos, who embarked from street graffiti and now produces humorous fantasy paintings; architect Lina Bo Bardi, who set forth her own style of modernist architecture, bringing in the culture of the indigenous people; and fashion designer Isabela Capeto, who has turned Rio’s colors and cute forms into art object-like clothing. When Lives Become Form will feature works by these and other Brazilian artists and creators, including internationally active artists of Japanese descent. An exhibition commemorating the Centennial of Japanese Immigration to Brazil and “Japan-Brazil Year of Exchange,” it will be a “gift of energy” from Brazil to its distant but close partner, Japan."
Official website: http://www.neo-tro.com
東京都現代美術館:MOT [Current Exhibitions]
Wok is proud to present the Italian solo of one of the most irreverent and mysterious Eupropean street artists...
He comes from Copenhagen and his name is HuskMitNavn (which means "Remember My Name").
After conquering Sixpack, WoodWood and Henrik Vibskov with his comics, turning museums and galleries upside down (check the Museo Nacional de San Carlos in Mexico City), on December the 11th Husk comes to Milan, bringing some drawings and the intention of painting one of the WOK's walls...
Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b. 1961) is the ninth artist to participate in Artist's Choice, a series of exhibitions in which an artist serves as curator, selecting works from MoMA’s vast collection to create an exhibition. In his work, Muniz inventively questions the function and traditions of visual representation by using unlikely materials to render the subjects in his photographs. For this exhibition, Muniz has chosen a rebus—a combination of unrelated visual and linguistic elements to create a larger deductive meaning—as the organizing principle of his presentation. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 works of sculpture, photography, painting, prints, drawings, video, and design objects selected and installed by the artist in a narrative sequence to create surprising juxtapositions and new meanings. Among the artists whose work will be on view are John Baldessari, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nan Goldin, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Eugène Atget, and Rachel Whiteread. Design objects will range from a wooden pencil to a kitchen pail to a Rubik’s Cube to finally, an Exit sign.
MoMA.org | Exhibitions | 2008 | Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus
"Der niederländische Künstler Aernout Mik erhält den Kunstpreis Aachen 2008. Die Jury zum Kunstpreis entschied sich nach intensiver Diskussion einstimmig für Mik, der spätestens seit dem Erfolg seiner Arbeiten "Reversal Room“, "Glutinosity“ und "Middlemen“ (alle 2001) zu den international anerkanntesten Videokünstlern seiner Generation gezählt wird."
Ludwig Forum | Aernout Mik, Kunstpreis Aachen 2008
"Archaic game and home computer hardware is recast into the unlikely role of musical instrument and motion graphics workstation in the BLIP FESTIVAL 2008, a four-day event showcasing nearly 40 musicians and visual artists occupying the international low-res cutting edge."
Blip Festival 2008