Group Show / All That Was, Is
March, 14th — April, 18st, 2009
[Christian Tedeschi, ] [Deborah Satter, ] [Deborah Satter, ] [Deborah Satter, ] [Rob Thom, ] [Rob Thom, ] [Rob Thom, ] [Rob Thom, ] [Rob Thom, ] [Nathan Mabry, ] [Nathan Mabry, ] [Nathan Mabry, ]
All That Was, Is is a group exhibition featuring the work of Nathan Mabry, Deborah Satter, Christian Tedeschi and Rob Thom.
At the heart of the exhibition is the notion of that which appears or the objective perception of forms as they exist to all. But what exists beyond what is immediately tangible? A semblance of what once was. With this in mind, the artists included in the exhibition have reappropriated and recontextualized forms from their original incarnation. By giving fragmentary moments of what once was an immediacy and an 'uncanny sense of deja-vu', these works exist in two planes: the works as they once were and as they have been transformed to be presently. In essence, the original entity exists but cannot be perceived or encompass the same space as its descendant. As Baudrillard once put "When the real is no longer what it is, nostalgia assumes its full meaning". Although each work is markedly distinct in form and subject, these artists share a common thread in the mutability of objects and their temporality in time and space.
the HAPPY LION Gallery
Group Show / All That Was, Is
Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Ruben Ochoa: Collapsed, opening on March 19th at 99 Wooster Street, New York. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be Ruben Ochoa’s first solo exhibition in New York.
In Collapsed Ruben Ochoa continues his investigation into urban locations under contention. Upon entering the gallery, the viewer is confronted by a fifteen-feet high and eighteen-feet long slab of what appears to be a concrete freeway divider propped against the gallery wall at roughly a 45-degree angle. An enormous amount of reddish dirt covers the slanted wall, spilling over towards the viewer and stretching all the way to the other side of the gallery. The structure physically impedes the viewer and blocks his or her path. The only way to reach the back of the gallery and the rear of the sculpture is to walk through the seemingly precarious triangular tunnel created by the leaning concrete wall.
Collapsed underlines Ochoa’s interest in the physicality of space as defined by its boundaries. It also looks closely at the nature of dislocation and displacement within an urban environment. In particular, Collapsed references the geographical and the socioeconomic implications of Los Angeles’ vast freeway system. These freeway walls are demarcations that conceptually retain much more than the earth behind it as these barriers shape how the city functions in terms of economic, social, and racial divisions. Ochoa’s use of industrial, outdoor, and civil engineering materials emphasize his concern with sculpture as architecture and with architecture as a manifestation of its surrounding environment and culture. Bringing these materials into a gallery context, Ochoa intends to both connect with viewers outside the art world and question traditional exhibition strategies. Collapsed exposes the city’s as well as the sculpture’s underlying infrastructures.
This exhibition is based on an earlier exhibition entitled Extracted at LA>
BIENNALE DEL MEDITERRANEO – Citta dei Fiori
21 marzo – 4 aprile 2009 h. 18.30
Palazzo Marchesale “De Franchis”, Taviano
Direttore artistico Dott. Corrado Calò
Avila Pedro | Pablo Diaz | Balsebre Vittorio | Barcelò Roberto | Basso Gianluca | Belik Anatoli Nikolaevich | Biwu Luo | Bondarenko Nikolai Nikiforovich | Bostokov | Botamanenko Oleg Ivanovich | Brahim Achir | Bourguet Mario | Valbuena Eduardo Nunez | Camejos Noammes Rosellò | Caputo Tonino | Chiesa Renato | Cobo Catalina | Coni Roberta | Corallo Giovanni | Dall’Olio Luca | D’Amore Tonino | DE Carvalho Andrea | De Lauri Maria Teresa | D’Elena Giuliano | Dell’Anna Giovanni | De Micco Simone, D’Orazio Fausto, Economidau M., Fiore Riccardo, Frassi G., Galeano Raimondo | Guido Rita | Guzman Cristobal Gonzales | Hagyea | Iatruli Lila | Iorizzo Michelino | Khokhlov Feder Ivanovich | Koka Idlir | Kosin Yakovlev M.N. | Kutorskoi Semen | Abramovic | Dekhis Amor | Labrada Alexis Rosellò | Leroy Alain | Lilanga Gorge | Lupattelli Giorgio | Ma Lin | Maggio Bruno | Malinovski Viktor Petrovich | Mantegazza Flaminia | Mirza Mameldzija | Topcic Sandra | Massari Antonio | Meda Pierluigi | Mura Carla | Nadereau Maceo Efrain | Nazareno Aleksandr Grigorevich | Napduk M. | Nesimovic Samir | Osipenko Andrei Ivanovich | Pagliacci Mirko | Panich Igor Vasilevich | Pavlyuk Georgi Nikolaevich | Pelipenko Nina Kornelevna | Petrik Mikhail Petrovich | Piaccione Gianluca | Polo Osvaldo | Pmokmlov Fedor Ivanovic | Rinaldi Oreste | Russo Vito, Sakarov T. | Scialpi Paola | Sciame Marco | Sergi Luigi | Sergi Milena | Sokolov Artur Mikhailovich | Somoza Abel | Soulè Ariel | Specchia Gigi | Spedicato Salvatore | Stanislavski NMikolai Matveevich | Starostin Aleksei Mikhailovich | Malarico Gabriele | Tarasenko Aleksandr Petrovich | Tomasetti Giampaolo | Tondo Rita | Valido Rino | Veggetti Kanum | Luigi Christopher | Vergas Desmanis Gonzales | Vintenko Boris Mikhailovich | Wang Yu | Wei Chen | Zacero Andrjano | Zappino Eugenio | Zaruba Berlyavskaya | Zguro Fani | Cermaria Claudio | Palomino Yasiel | Vostokov | Guo Lian Yie.
La rassegna di arti figurative si svolgerà a Taviano dal 24 marzo al 4 aprile. Più di 150 opere, scultoree e pittoriche, saranno esposte nelle sale di Palazzo Marchesale ed in altri siti culturali comunali. Grazie al coinvolgimento delle ambasciate italiane all’estero e dei consolati, saranno presenti alla biennale diversi paesi europei, del Medio Oriente, dell’Asia e del Centro America, tra cui: Russia, Georgia, Ucraina, Cina, Cuba, Brasile, Messico, Algeria, Bosnia-Erzegovina, Corazia, Albania, Grecia, Germania, Tanzania, Argentina, Australia, ecc... Esporranno artisti internazionali del calibro di Arie Soule, Andriano Zacero, Ponomareko, Vostokov, Panov, Fani Zguro ed altri appartenenti ai vari filoni artistici nazionali e stranieri, quali: il Realismo socialista, l’Impressionismo, l’Avanguardia, l’Astrattismo, ecc… Tra gli italiani: Mirko Pagliacci, Vito Russo, Lupattelli, Tonino Caputo, Talarico, ecc… La direzione artistica della Biennale è affidata al dott. Corrado Calò, direttore del Cen.Int. Italia; supervisore della rassegna è la dott.ssa Reghini, professoressa di antropologia culturale e storia dell’arte presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, che ha curato nel ’94 la sezione Bulgaria della Biennale di Venezia. Interverranno alla conferenza stampa di venerdì il Sindaco del Comune di Taviano, dott. Salvatore D’Argento; l’Assessore comunale alla Cultura, dott. Stefano Ria; il direttore artistico della Biennale del Mediterraneo-Città dei Fiori, il dott. Corrado Calò; il preside della facoltà di Scienze della Formazione dell’Università del Salento, prof. Giovanni Invitto; il Consigliere culturale dell’Ambasciata cinese a Roma, dott. Zang Yhand; la critica d’arte cinese Hu Yu Qing, e l’artista-filosofo Giuliano D’Elena. Sarà, inoltre, presente una rappresentanza cinese di artisti e critici d’arte. Organizzatore della rassegna è il Comune di Taviano, con il contributo della Regione Puglia, il patrocinio della Provincia di Lecce e di Confindustria Lecce. La Biennale ha l’obiettivo precipuo di far conoscere, al grande pubblico, artisti salentini, nazionali ed internazionali che operano nel campo figurativo e che sono interpreti delle tensioni coscienziali della nostra epoca. L’esposizione sarà preceduta da seminari e convegni di preparazione sui temi della inter-culturalità, della interreligiosità, della cooperazione e dello sviluppo internazionale, con l’intervento di autorevoli personalità. La rassegna sarà accompagnata dalla realizzazione di un catalogo illustrativo rappresentativo delle principali opere esposte. Seguirà una manifestazione pubblica conclusiva con la partecipazione di alcuni degli autori protagonisti.
BIENNALE DEL MEDITERRANEO
Palazzo Marchesale “De Franchis”
Citta dei Fiori, Taviano ITALIA
"CUI PRODEST ?
March 21 - May 6, 2009"
Becky Beasley/Elizabeth Mcalpine/Olaf Nicolai/Giuseppe Pietroniro/Hans Schabus/Luca Trevisani/Toby Ziegler
curator Francesco Stocchi
Does this artist build his language through words or images? Are the means of the first suggestion the word or the form? These apparently simple questions, concealing the ambiguity of artistic creation, can be brought to the two main categories of art analysis: form and concept.
Cui Prodest? is a reflection on the use of categories in the reception of visual arts.
Just as learning categories, the first form of knowledge for children, constitute a set of decoding which suggests a particular reaction, resorting to definition categories that can inhibit a free reading of the work of art.
The works from the seven artists of this exhibition, which don’t seem to belong to pre-established categories, are the witnesses of another approach. The ambiguity of the selected works of art aims to deconstruct the need for categories of creation on one hand and of those of reception on the other.
"History of Russian Video Art. Volume 2
March 26 — May 3 2009
«History of Russian Video Art. Volumes 1, 2, 3» is a large-scale project offering a comprehensive overview of the evolution of video art in Russia since its origins in the mid-1980s till today."
Video is the art medium of the global village. Since its birth about 40 years ago in the United States, it has grown to become the leading genre in today’s art production and the one that best allows to integrate art into the world context, rather than a regional one.
«History of Russian Video Art. Volumes 1, 2, 3» is a large-scale project offering a comprehensive overview of the evolution of video art in Russia since its origins in the mid-1980s till today. In its essence, this is an educational project because it allows the audience to get acquainted with a part of the history of Russian contemporary art which is still not well known, though its culture relevance is of primary importance. Video appeared at the same time when contemporary art emerged from the semi-clandestinity of the underground and was shown in the first independent contemporary art spaces. As a matter of fact, video permits — better than any other medium — to get an uncompromised picture of the artist working in the crucial years of passage from Soviet to post-Soviet. Video was new the same way the concept of contemporary art was new for the wider public; it had no tradition to revolt against or to conform with. It was the territory of pure experimentation and was not influenced by the commercial strategies of the art market. In other words, it was the medium of total freedom through which artists could speak up their minds and give voice to their inner feelings. Through the years, progressively becoming more multifaceted, video kept giving an uncompromised reflection of the true picture of the artist.
«History of Russian Video Art» is structured into three parts, each one centered on an exhibition. «Volume 1» opened in January 2007 and covered the very early years of video as an art practice in Russia (1985-1999). The second installment will present the period of full acceptance and maturity of video (1995-2005) and the third one, planned to open in spring 2010, will deal with the most recent production (2000-2010).
«Volume 2» is going to take place on the premises of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Ermolaevsky lane. There will be about 40 works on display (single-channel videos, multi-channel installations, interactive installations, video sculptures, and so on), representing the best of the production made in the decade under scrutiny.
«Volume 2» will also include a section dedicated to the critical analysis of the very first video works made in Russia, which were exhibited in «Volume 1». This part explains in simple words why video is important in contemporary culture and what contribution each single work gives to the art discourse.
AES+F, Yuri Albert, Viktor Alimpiev, Kirill Asse, Yuri Avvakumov, Vika Begalska, Bluesoup, Blue Noses, Sergey Bratkov, Aleksandr Brodsky, Gor Chahal, Aristarkh Chernyshev and Vladislav Efimov, Olga Chernysheva, Mariya Chuykova, Anna Ermolaeva, Escape Program, Semen Faybisovich, Lyudimila Gorlova, Dmitry Gutov, Aleksey Isaev, Vitaly Komar and Aleksandr Melamid, Irina Korina, Nina Kotel, Elena Kovylina, Oleg Kulik, Misha Le Jen, Anton Litvin, Vladimir Logutov, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Andrey Monastyrsky, Irina Nakhova, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Pavel Peppershtein, Provmyza, Radek group, Aidan Salakhova, Vladimir Salnikov, Aleksey Shulgin, Sergey Shutov, David Ter-Oganyan, Leonid Tishkov, Tobreluts, TOTART, Vasily Tsereteli, zAiBi, Vadim Zakharov, Marian Zhunin, and more...