7ª Bienal do Mercosul
A 7ª Bienal do Mercosul já está sendo construída. As mostras devem acontecer entre os meses de setembro e novembro de 2009 em Porto Alegre, mas muitas atividades começam a ser realizadas em breve, como as ações do Projeto Pedagógico junto a escolas, professores e estudantes, palestras abertas ao público, ciclos de debates e encontros com jovens artistas. São ações pensadas para envolver o público em um processo contínuo de aproximação e diálogo, abrindo espaço para que as contribuições da Bienal à comunidade sejam positivas e crescentes a cada edição.
7 Bienal do Mercosul
7ª Bienal do Mercosul
Stefano Boeri incontra Tomás Maldonado
martedì 24 febbraio 2009, ore 18.00
Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6, Milano
In occasione della mostra dedicata a Tomás Maldonado, venerdì 24 febbraio Triennale Design Museum presenta una conversazione fra Stefano Boeri e Tomás Maldonado, un’occasione importante per conoscere e approfondire dalla viva voce del protagonista la sua poliedrica attività di artista, progettista, teorico del disegno industriale, educatore e studioso della cultura tecnica e della comunicazione.
La Triennale di Milano
"ROBOTS BECOME SENSIBLE AT 404 FESTIVAL."
BILL VORN, EMMA HOWES, JONATHAN VILLENEUVE - CANADÁ
"Grace State Machines" Robotic Performance @ 404 Festival 2008 // Trieste, Italia //Video by: Sung Heng
2008 404 festival - Grace State Machines
Festival Internacional de Arte Electronico 404 - International Festival of Electronic Art 404
NEXUS is seeking experimental artists in ALL disciplines including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, performance, electronics, digital media, audio, dance or curatorial practices to apply as members of our co-operative. NEXUS values artist members who are dynamic, willing to take risks, dedicated to their work and enjoy being part of a community of artists. NEXUS members are given the opportunity to exhibit their work once every two years in solo exhibitions, participate in group exhibitions and curate large scale exhibitions.
Our next review is March 15, 2009. Applications are due Sunday March 8, 11:59 PM
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"Deconstructing Installation Art: Fine Art and Media Art, 1986–2006
An online book by Graham Coulter-Smith
Deconstructing Installation Art focuses on contemporary installation art which came into prominence as a major international movement in the 1990s and still holds sway into the early years of the new millennium. The text provides a critical analysis that compares and contrasts 'deconstructive' strategies in contemporary fine art installation with similar directions in new media art."
Deconstructing Installation Art
6 February - 14 March, 2009
Eleni Koroneou Gallery is pleased to present for the fourth time the new work of John Bock in his second solo exhibition. John Bock born in Gribbohm, Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
John Bock uses the form of performance as artistic medium, combining theater, video, installation and sculpture. Most of his early actions or performances were termed “lectures” and originated in the idea of an academic lesson on economic concerns. Starting out from that basis he has developed over time increasingly complex, large-scale installations in which he employs simple everyday objects and materials, like wood, fabric, wire, cotton wadding, toothpaste, shaving cream, cleaning products, and food, which he treats and combines in unusual ways in order to create simple structures of life as well as art’s evolution into abstract forms and paranoid models.
In his lectures Bock combines speech, dramatic elements with these everyday objects, which are transformed into sculptures. His performances are various and most of the time he uses amateur actors. After each lecture, the objects that he has used are left on stage creating a theatre-collage. The language he uses is not very clear, it is a mutation language that flows on the sculptures. The sculptures as objects are more relicts, vehicles, instruments, which try to combine the artist with the audience and the outside world. This auction comes from a personal utopia of the artist who wants to share it with the audience, hoping that this utopia will influence it. Significant role in the work of Bock plays this interactive connection with the public
The current exhibition with the title “No Time No Screws” presents the new installation work of John Bock, which consists of transformed parts of a bus. These refer to a lecture-performance that Bock did in a city bus, invited by XYZ last October, traveling through the streets downtown Athens. The video, documenting the performance, is also central part of the show.
John Bock has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the Athens Biennale (2007), Venice Biennale (1999 and 2005), Documenta 11 in Kassel (2002), and Manifesta 5 in San Sebastian (2004). He has exhibited worldwide in Museums and Art Institutions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000); the Museum Bojmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2003); and the ICA in London (2005); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (2006); Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2007); Graz Kunsthaus, Graz (2008).
Eleni Koroneou Gallery
Three Pieces Three Drawings
February 28 – April 18
Opening reception Saturday, February 28, 6––8pm
Max Protetch Gallery is pleased to announce Three Pieces Three Drawings, Siah Armajani’s first New York solo exhibition since 2002, and his first with Max Protetch since 1998.
The exhibition will feature three major large-scale sculptures: One Car Garage, Emerson’s Parlor, and Edgar Allen Poe’s Study. These works, created over the past
five years, explore the intersections between architectural, visual and literary modes of understanding. In so doing they probe the mutable nature of enclosed space: democratic/exclusionary, public/private, conceptual/physical.
The exhibition will also feature three large-scale drawings, and, in the gallery’s backroom, several works on paper and fabric from the very beginning of Armajani’s
career that have never before been seen.
Siah Armajani, born in Iran in 1938 and based in Minneapolis, is represented in some of the most important museum collections worldwide, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst. He has had recent one-person exhibitions at MAMCO, Geneva; The Nelson-Atkins Museum Kansas City; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,
Sculpture and architecture in the work of Siah Armajani do not comply with any criteria or any possibility of logic, and each construction seems to depend on… chance and chaos. Yet the structures… follow a plan, a calculation. It is an assembly that surprises and enchants, because the works convey a different sense of perceptive and plastic ritual, establishing a fluidity between structures that subtracts them from traditional, codified identity, demonstrating that construction contains multiple possibilities.
––Germano Celant, in The American Tornado
INSERT THE PASSING OF A PERFECT DAY [REVISITED]
"Het werk van Katleen Vermeir richt zich voornamelijk op de verborgen lagen van bepaalde [architecturale] omgevingen en op de manier hoe de relatie tijd en ruimte ervaren wordt. Het verband tussen de ruimtelijke en tijdsgebonden dimensies is volgens de kunstenares steeds het lichaam. Ze wil dat de bezoeker in haar installaties een ruimtelijk inzicht ontwikkelt door zijn eigen lichamelijke aanwezigheid."
Uitgangspunt voor de video-installatie The Passing of a Perfect Day [Revisited] is een niet uitgevoerd voorstel van Gordon Matta-Clark uit de jaren ‘70. Matta-Clark wou door uitsnijdingen in de gevel van een pand in het Antwerpse, een bolvormig volume uitsparen en de leegte er rond zichtbaar maken. Het stadbestuur verleende echter geen toestemming, waardoor Matta-Clark zijn interventie moest beperken tot het interieur, wat resulteerde in het werk Office Baroque.
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"It has recently been discovered that humans are closer to higher primates than was previously thought. This exhibition brings together a group of artists who actively question the authority of the human species over all other animal species."
Beatriz Da Costa, Antony Hall, Ruth Maclennan, Rachel Mayeri, Kira O' Reilly, Nicolas Primat
Rob La Frenais
Interspecies - Cornerhouse
11 February - 11 March 2009
In celebration of Oscar Niemeyer, the Embassy of Brazil in association with Thomas Dane Gallery, is pleased to announce an exhibition of Italian artist Luisa Lambri. The show will bring together a previously unseen selection of Lambri's photographs taken in Brazil. Far from documenting it, Lambri proposes a more personal recording of architecture, using photography to redefine the ways we physically and mentally experience space."
Gallery 32 Embassy of Brazil London
from: 2009-02-05 to: 2009-03-21
La pratica artistica di Bertozzi e Casoni si incentra sull’uso dei materiali ceramici, a cui applicano tecniche di derivazione industriale, spesso generando nuovi ibridi grazie ad un approccio altamente sperimentale. La perizia tecnica permette una lettura della ceramica in chiave più concettuale, che va oltre alla sua concezione decorativa o imitativa come arte minore. L’uso e abuso del materiale si coniugano al valore simbolico-metaforico che emerge dall’assemblaggio finale di elementi che potrebbero vivere anche singolarmente, ma che uniti si caricano di humour catastrofico.
Galleria Cardi - Milano
Video d'arte che descrive la creazione dell'opera degli artisti Bertozzi e Casoni, ospitato nell'ambito della 52ma Biennale d'arte di Venezia, all'interno di Cà Pesaro.
For his fourth solo exhibition at The Project, Kori Newkirk continues his investigation of portraiture and the mediated image of the body in contemporary culture with a series of drawings (all entitled Shift) and a large-scale sculpture (entitled Wingtip).
Referencing some of his early works—such as Channel 9 and Channel 11 in which identity has been obscured beyond recognition—Newkirk here borrows from the medium of stained glass.
Rendered in Plexiglas and steel, the artist’s visage is fashioned in interlocking blue-colored panels, producing a skeletal geography.
Newkirk explores the physical qualities and metaphorical associations of stained glass, as the spiritual exaltation and transcendence traditionally associated with the medium transpire in this new work. Standing over six-feet tall, the portrait’s monumentality also points to notions of the sublime. Yet, as a screen detached from any presumed context, the portrait becomes a modern ruin that allows competing narratives to be projected upon it. Its missing panels may suggest the erosion of times past or the abrupt end to the creation of a new icon. Exposing the psychological disconnect between the subject and its oversized representation, Newkirk acknowledges the pitfalls of hubris, where ego and ambition collide to produce moments of both triumph and defeat.
Newkirk’s works on paper provide additional perspectives to the narrative as they convert the steel armature of the stained glass into mappings of his face and body. The rendering is fragile as the lines are bleached out of the colored paper in a gesture of erasure.
The Project Gallery
Through 14 March 2009
Galleria Emi Fontana is pleased to present Michael Smith’s second solo show.
The exhibition will open on Saturday, January 17, with a performance by the artist and will run through Saturday, March 14, 2009.
Michael Smith is above all a performance artist whose principal characters are Baby Ikki and Mike. Michael Smith’s first solo show Playground was presented at Galleria Emi Fontana in 2003. Micheal Smith and Seth Price collaborated in the exhibition focusing on Smith’s first character Baby Ikki - an oversized infant in diapers, hat and sunglasses, conceived as a mute, ambiguous character fixed neither by age nor gender; an archetype with an unclear mission, onto which spectators project their own interpretations.
On the occasion of his second solo show at Galleria Emi Fontana Michael Smith is presenting Mike, his other alter ego, a character he has performed since the early ‘80s. In the artist’s own words, “Mike is a vehicle, kind of an empty shell.” Mike is a character of uncertain age whose acts show the struggle of becoming an adult while approaching each new situation with an unprejudiced eye in a mix of comic and mass media references.
This exhibition presents the whole spectrum of the media in which the Mike character takes part. Alongside his drawings, Michael Smith’s audio works will be presented for the first time – both being intimate and disturbing works at the foundation of his performances, videos, installations and photography.
Michael Smith was born in Chicago, 1951. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Austin, Texas and is one of the main American performance-artists.
His work has been shown in Institutions and Museums in USA and in Europe, like Documenta VIII, Kassel, Whitney Museum, MOMA and The New Museum in New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, Museion, Bolzen. In 2000 MAGASIN in Grenoble has shown a retrospective of his works and has published a catalogue. The University of Texas at Austin presented Michael Smith’s collaborations on the Mike character in 2008. On the occasion the catalogue Mike’s World was published.
Galleria Emi Fontana
Annette Messager (born in 1943, who lives and works in Paris) is widely regarded as one of Europe's most important contemporary artists. This retrospective presents an overview of the artist's career and reveals her use of an astonishing and affecting repertoire of forms and materials, among them soft toys, stuffed animals, fabrics, wool, photographs and drawings.
Southbank Centre - Festivals & Series - Annette Messager
Annette Messager's work is funny, cruel and on its way to the UK - Telegraph
"ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival
Call for Proposals; Walking Projects
ANTI Festival September 23rd - 27th 2009, Kuopio, Finland
ANTI is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space. Over the past seven years ANTI has presented live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists. A truly international festival and Finland’s foremost presenter of Live Art, ANTI is a meeting place for artists and audiences fascinated by how art shapes and responds to the places and spaces of everyday life."
ANTI 2009 at ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival | Kuopio, Finland