Capital + Code
Richard Kriesche explores systems of perception. With his perennial focus on the challenges of new technology and science, he is a key figure in contemporary art. His works, which often have a cultural political background, have always been at the forefront of media art.
In his Capital + Code exhibition, Richard Kriesche homes in on interconnections, focusing on the structure of phenomena. In the Aesthetics of Capital light installation (2008) especially created for the Kunsthaus Graz, he bathes everything in a technoid computer-blue light. The installation uses eight projectors and visualization software (which also sees use in the money markets) to project market-type fluctuations on the interior wall of the building. The constantly changing images are real-time responses to search questions on Google involving different combinations of the words art, work, capital and freedom. The images are an indication of an elusive global state."
Kunsthaus Graz, Richard Kriesche
"PaceWildenstein is pleased to present a new site-conditioned installation by Robert Irwin, one of the most influential artists working in the United States over the past five decades and a pioneer of the “Light and Space” movement of the 1960s. The installation relates to a recent permanent commission by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, an exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard, London, and a major survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2007-2008. Red Drawing White Drawing Black Painting will be on view at 545 West 22nd Street, New York City from January 23 through February 28, 2009."
Robert Irwin has been one of the most pivotal and influential artists working in America over the past five decades. Irwin began his career as an Abstract Expressionist; however, by the late 1960s he had moved away from painting to become one of the founders of the West Coast Light and Space Movement, using ephemeral materials such as scrim, lighting, and orientation to alter and heighten the viewers’ perception of the space in which they encountered his work. Since the early 80s, Irwin has achieved an international reputation for his site-conditioned works in public spaces, which often make intimate use of architecture, site conditions, historical context, natural elements, plantings and topographic features. Irwin is responsible for the lush transformation of the Central Gardens at the J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, and the architectural design and grounds for DIA Art Foundation's museum, DIA: Beacon in Beacon, New York.
Robert Irwin: Red Drawing White Drawing Black Painting Exhibition Detail » PaceWildenstein
Das Thema des künstlerischen Programms Copy! orientiert sich ganz an der Idee des Kopierens. Copy! Ist eine Aufforderung an das Publikum und die KünstlerInnen. Während 6 Tagen präsentiert Copy!09 ein künstlerisches Programm, welches Formate und Arbeiten vorstellt, deren Rohstoff und Ausgangsmedium die Kopie ist.
Dass das Kopieren als Prozess selbst wieder eine kreative Äusserung zeigen kann, wird vor allem im musikalischen Kontext [Remixes, Mashups, etc.], im Film- und Videobereich [Found Footage], aber auch in anderen Kunstformen immer wieder demonstriert. Vor allem vor dem Hintergrund des Diskurses um Copyright, »geistigem Eigentum«, Kunst als [kommerziell verwertbares] Produkt und Unikat, erhält die Kopie eine besondere Relevanz. Die sechs Festivaltage bieten Musik, Performances, Workshops, Filme, Videos, Gespräche und Shows zum Thema Kopie als künstlerischer Ausdruck in all ihren Spielformen und manifestieren die Freiheit zu Kopieren.COPY!09 SHARE OUR TENT! | 6 days of art and more…
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It is little more than a decade since artists first began using the Internet as the "medium" of their art. Net Art 1.0 uses the Web 2.0 platform of Add-Art to present "ads" -- sedimentary reminders -- for a handful of the early works of net and related art, which pressaged the present with uncanny precision.
about the curator: Steve Dietz is the artistic director of the 01SJ Biennial and executive director of Northern Lights. He founded the new media art department and Gallery 9 at the Walker Art Center. Past exhibitions he has curated include: Beyond Interface: net art and Art on the Net, Art Entertainment Network, Telematic Connections: The Virtual Embrace, and, with Sarah Cook, The Art Formerly Known As New Media. In March he will present at the 3rd Inclusiva-net meeting: NET.ART (SECOND EPOCH). The Evolution of Artistic Creation in the Net-system on Beyond 'Beyond Interface': Art in the Age of Ubiquitous Networking.
"Olhe à sua volta: há um mundo de coisas para as quais você não dá a menor importância. Poeira? Você já considerou a poeira como algo possível de ter outro significado? E o lixo, pode ser algo além de ser, simplesmente, lixo? Pois bem, um artista brasileiro – seu nome é Vik Muniz – foi capaz de olhar essas coisas cotidianas e, com elas, recriar possibilidades de apresentar e perceber o mundo."
"TWINS is a truly exciting performance project and will be the first major UK presentation of the renowned collaboration between director, choreographer, and performance artist Angie Hiesl and visual artist Roland Kaiser. Based in Cologne and working as Angie Hiesl Produktion, the duo’s work inhabits the rich territory between performance and visual art, presented like gallery exhibitions interspersed with compelling performed minuets.
Working with pairs of identical twins from Liverpool and its German twin city, Cologne, Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser create a breath-taking site-specific work that resonates with themes of genetics, identity and human cloning."
the Bluecoat - What's happening
Exhibition Open - Friday 30th January to 6th March 2009
The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University is pleased to introduce the first part of an exhibition exchange with Concordia University in Irvine, California, U.S.A. This exhibition highlights new artwork created by four faculty members and eight students within the Faculty of Art at Concordia University.
The work presents the opportunity to witness each artist’s individual interpretation of the word ‘communication’ through digital image making, mixed-media and painting.
In unifying the exhibition with a universal theme that is perceived differently across generations and cultures, it has given each artist a challenging task;to visually represent how we communicate in today’s diverse societies."
The Cornerstone Gallery
You will never look at them in the same way again.
19th January - 7th March - a collection of artwork by John Garghan
A collection of photographic images that capture the disturbance to surfaces created by acts of joy-riding and arson, by zooming into disfigured vehicle parts. Through technology the artist transforms these images into a beautiful landscape.
Solihull Council - G1 Current Show
Show #21: Protagonist
Group show curated by Keri Oldham
opening reception Saturday, January 24th, 6-9
This variety show features artists who have skillfully created a character within their work; using video, multi-media, painting, or photography, these artists document or alter the idea of a protagonist. Featuring artists based in California and Texas, Kara Hearn + Jonn Herschend + Wendy Red Star + Susan O'Malley and Alex Clausen + Victor Offen + Raymond Uhlir and others"
and/or gallery - dallas
"Gallery Christoffer Egelund is delighted to present Christian Just Linde's solo exhibition Inner Search. Christian Just Linde (b. 1972) graduated from Florence Academy of Art in 1995, and since then he has worked intensively with sculpture, painting and drawing.
This exhibition presents more than 140 new drawings, which both explore and challenge the human mind. The good sides as well as the evil. Together the pieces manifest themselves as a gigantic organic form. This form, in itself a work of art, spreads over several walls in the gallery and thus cannot be perceived in its totality. The observer has to look deep into the depths of the individual works and into himself as well. The drawings have multiple levels of meaning, and the wealth of detail is both impressive and alluring, and it is from here that new dimensions and stories about emotions, dreams and demons constantly unfold"
Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin
February 12 – March 21, 2009
Back Room: Eberhard Havekost
Lothar Hempelʼs current solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, comprised of four figurative sculptures, three large diamond-shaped photomontages, and one painting, radiates an air of mystic coolness, generosity and grace.
Like a futuristic stage impresario, and seemingly without effort, Hempel choreographs figures and objects, matches disparate materials, and arranges geometric shapes and colors into a display of self-conscious aplomb. Colors are brilliant, shapes clearly defined, tactile surfaces vary from velvety soft to polished and hard. Images of dance performers and classical sculpture alike share their space with such attributes as feathers, truck tires, office chairs, a parrot and a Plexi walking cane, even a selection of imitation cakes and cocktails in a deli cooler counter. An eight-foot reflective phallus watches over the protagonistsʼ activities.
Their overall behavior, firmly anchored in cultural codes, entails a set of discernible bodily movements, postures, facial expressions, as well as color and tonal modulations that take on strategic social value within a moral context. Our gaze is opened to a kind of sprezzatura, an "aristocratic cool", that in the past has related to frank amorality and love or illicit pleasures behind closed doors.
Lothar Hempelʼs work has been exhibited continuously since the early 1990s, most recently in solo exhibitions at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2008), and Le Magasin, Grenoble (2007). Recent group shows include the 7th Gwangju Biennale, Korea, Lustwarande Skulpturenpark, Tilburg, The Netherlands, and the Barbican Art Gallery, London (all 2008). This yearʼs projects will include Art by the Sea, Beaufort 03 in Ostend, Jean-Luc Blanc: Opéra Rock, CAPC Musée d`Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Heaven, Athens Biennale, and the Biennale Estuaire Nantes—Saint-Nazaires.
For the back room gallery, Eberhard Havekost selected five paintings from a body of work recently exhibited at FRAC Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Reality, in Havekostʼs paintings, is always subjective, subject to fluctuation and riddled by the question of viewpoint. This show is a small yet concise statement of the artistʼs core issues and current painterly concerns.
Anton Kern Gallery
The short list for the 2009 Liverpool Art Prize is as follows:
AL and AL - http://www.alandal.co.uk/
Terry Duffy - http://www.terryduffy.info/
McCoy Wynne - http://www.mccoywynne.co.uk/
Nicki McCubbing - http://www.nickimccubbing.com/
Richard Meaghan - http://www.richardmeaghan.com/
Elizabeth Willow - http://ElizabethWillow.html
The Day of 39@rt ("thank you art") is a holiday to appreciate, promote, and otherwise positively engage ourselves in contemporary art. It was established by Kaihatsu in 2000 to foster the appreciation of contemporary art in Japan.
In Japanese, "thank you" rhymes with 3/9 (san-kyuu), because there is no "th" sound in Japanese and the Japanese people tend to pronounce "th" as "s." Thus, the Day of 39@rt on March 9.39art.com
The Ingenuity Festival returns with a weekend-long celebration of art and technology, designed for audiences of any age and experience, staged in the center of Downtown Cleveland. Prominent international masters present original works alongside the finest of Northeast Ohio's performing and visual artists. High technology firms and major colleges and universities are presented alongside acclaimed artists to create a dazzling display of exciting and immersive new work! Ingenuity pushes boundaries, creating a unique festival experience that draws and celebrates diversity, and involves the audience as both spectator and participant!
Ingenuity Festival Cleveland: Innovative Art + Technology July 10-12 2009 at Playhouse Square
"Bernar Venet - unlösbar - Kunsthalle Darmstadt
25.11.2008 – 8.3.2009
Bernar Venet, geb. 1941 in Château-Arnoux, Frankreich, ist einer der bekanntesten Bildhauer der Gegenwart. Seit den 1970er Jahren nahm er an international herausragenden Ausstellungsprojekten teil, so an der documenta (1977) und an der Biennale Venedig (1978).
Venets Werke sind in vielen internationalen Museen vertreten. Zu den bekanntesten Ensembles im öffentlichen Raum gehören seine Stahlskulpturen in den Pariser Tuilerien und die Skulptur „Arc de 124,5°“, ein Geschenk des französischen Staates an die Stadt Berlin zur 750-Jahr-Feier 1987(aufgestellt auf dem Mittelstreifen der Straße An der Urania, Nähe Kurfürstendamm).
Kunsthalle Darmstadt - Kunstverein Darmstadt - ONLINE
"Wer setzt auf die 47?
Nevin Aladag / Maria Eichhorn / Mona Hatoum / Romuald Hazoumé /Dan Perjovschi / SUPERFLEX / Driton Hajredini
18. Januar bis 1. März 2009
Verleihung des George-Maciunas-Preises 2008 an die Künstlergruppe SUPERFELX und die Vergabe des Förderpreises
In der Ausstellung Wer setzt auf die 47? zeigt der Nassauische Kunstverein alle George-Maciunas-Preisträger seit der ersten Vergabe im Jahr 1992. Die Verleihung an die diesjährigen Preisträger, die dänische Künstlergruppe Superflex, und die Vergabe des Förderpreises an den Kosovaren Driton Hajredini findet anlässlich der Ausstellung Wer setzt auf die 47? in diesem Jahr im Nassauischen Kunstverein statt.
wer setzt auf die 47? im nassauischen kunstverein wiesbaden
"Raw Loop is the first US solo exhibition of works by Austrian artist Werner Reiterer. The exhibition features drawings, objects and participatory installations that engage the viewer in a re-examination of everyday experience that makes us think and often smile. Curated by Julien Robson, Speed Art Museum. Organized by the consortium of participating institutions, including USFCAM."
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