Cell Phones Diagrams Cigarettes Searches and Scratch Cards
28 February - 11 April 2009
Metro Pictures will present an exhibition of new work by Tony Oursler February 28 – April 11, 2009. Oursler has been a pioneer of new media art since the mid-1970s, known for his video and installation works combining spoken text, moving image and sculptural objects.
For this show, Oursler will present a variety of new works that take on technology, obsessive desires, phobias, socially acceptable addiction, and self-help culture. Large works feature Pop-inspired, outsized sculptural versions of everyday objects. They include an 8-foot long five-dollar bill with an eerily animated Abe Lincoln, a bottle featuring the artist as a modern-day genie, an enormous cell phone spewing disjointed snippets of conversations and a group of stark white columns transformed into a forest of smoldering cigarettes. These will be joined with a series of miniature architectural-model tableaux illuminated with projected performers that enact scripted existential dramas. Wall pieces that combine video and painting are inspired by image juxtapositions from internet searches and browser windows.
Tony Oursler lives and works in New York and has had numerous project and survey exhibitions in institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Tate Gallery, London; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Musée de Jeu de Paume, Paris. He will present a show of new work at the Kunsthaus Bregenz later this year.
Metro Pictures | Exhibition | Tony Oursler
Tony Oursler: Cell Phones Diagrams Cigarettes Searches and Scratch Cards / Metro Pictures, New York | VernissageTV art tv
curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
march 18, 2009 – June 21, 2009
In the late 1980s, Thomas Ruff (born in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, 1958, currently lives and works in Düsseldorf) was among the first artists working with photography as an artistic medium to be fully recognized within the contemporary art world. In 1992 he took part in Documenta Kassel, and in 1995 he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale. Yet Ruff has always treated the medium of photography with skepticism: for him, the photographic surface is a thin foil which tricks the viewer with its illusion of extreme realism and at the same time reveals the fundamental impossibility of experiencing the world in our digital age. Ruff’s images seem emphatically to deny photography’s main attribute – that is, the offer of a reliable record of reality. Instead, through his mute images devoid of all emotion, Ruff presents us with a contemporary subjectivity defined by amnesia
Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
Presented by The Balnaves Foundation
17 March 2009 - 17 May 2009
ACCA’s annual commissions exhibition - this year curated by Charlotte Day with new works from eight contemporary Australian artists including Justine Khamara, Brodie Ellis,
Marco Fusinato, Simon Yates, Matthew Griffin, Benjamin Armstrong and Pat Foster and Jen Berean.
Current - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
SS-XXX | Die Frau Helga.
The Borghild Project Reconstruction
OPENING: Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 6.00 PM
From March 28 to April 30, 2009
3.00 – 7.00 PM, except holidays
On the occasion of the publication of the book RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting, published by FPEditions and edited by Antonio Caronia, Janez Jansa and Domenico Quaranta, Fabio Paris Art Gallery is proud to announce the exhibition SS-XXX | Die Frau Helga. The Borghild Project Reconstruction (2007), by the Slovene artist Janez Jansa.
In 2005, a strange news item was reported on by various esteemed newspapers, from the Argentinian Clarin to the German Der Spiegel to the Italian Corriere della Sera. According to this story, first appeared on the German site borghild.de, a team of Nazi scientists, from 1941 onwards, would have created the first sex doll in the history of humanity. This was designed to satisfy the comprehensible sexual urges of German soldiers at war, while avoiding the unpleasant health risks connected to frequenting brothels. It quickly transpired that the story was a hoax, artfully created by a (still anonymous) author. Yet all of this merely shed doubt on the Borghild Project: while there is no proof in its favour, we also lack the proof that it is definitely a hoax. Whatever the truth of the matter, the Borghild Project is one of history’s black holes. It continues to live on, above all on the net, and while some are hard at work to debunk it, others are working equally hard to enrich it with new details.
Artist Janez Jansa one of them. Since 2007, he added details to the Borghild story exploring three parallel strands: “updating” the project using objects found or created as needed; “verifying its authenticity” by means of historic research and documentary proof, and “implementing” it by means of new details. It is significant that all of these approaches have been explored by those – journalists or enthusiasts – who picked up on the story. SS-XXX | Die Frau Helga. The Borghild Project Reconstructionis the result of this effort.
Janez Jansa (www.aksioma.org) a conceptual artist, performer and of Italian origins working and living in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 1995. His artistic work has a strong social connotation and is characterized by an inter-media approach. Janöa, who works since 2002 as artistic director of Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana,is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations, documentaries and media projects and collaborates internationally with artists, museums, institutions, foundations, galleries and festivals. Jan?a has presented his work, among other venues, at: Manifesta 4, Frankfurt; ZKM, Karlsruhe; ARCO, Madrid; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; White Box Gallery, New York; Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Transmediale.08, Berlin and Ars Electronica, Linz.
Fabio Paris Art Gallery
"Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events and takes place biennially, in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, music, visual arts and popular culture.
The second Manchester International Festival takes place from 2-19 July 2009 with a programme of original work and special events including a commission that will see Zaha Hadid Architects create a bespoke environment for the solo works of JS Bach; Everybody Loves a Winner, Neil Bartlett’s new play which will bring bingo to the Royal Exhange theatre and Prima Donna, Rufus Wainwright’s debut opera. The full programme will be announced in March 09."
Manchester International Festival
WHEN THE VACATION IS OVER FOR GOOD
Kasper Sonne, Steve Van Den Bosch, Tobias Collier
Sarà strano sapere infine che non si poteva andare avanti all’infinito, con quella vocina a ripeterci sempre nulla cambierà, e ricordare anche, perchè allora sarà tutto finito, come stavano le cose, e come abbiamo buttato via il tempo, come se non ci fosse nulla da fare, quando, in un lampo il clima cambiò, e l’aria lieve si fece d’una pesantezza insopportabile, il vento straordinariamente taciturno e le nostre città cenere, e sapere pure ciò che non avevamo mai sospettato, che era qualcosa come l’estate al massimo della magnificenza tranne che le notti erano più calde e le nubi parevano rilucere, e perfino allora, perchè non saremo molto cambiati, chiederci che ne sarà delle cose, e chi rimarrà a ripetere tutto daccapo, e in qualche modo cercare, ma tuttora incapaci, di sapere cosa davvero sia andato storto del tutto, o come mai stiamo morendo.
“WHEN THE VACATION IS OVER FOR GOOD” e’ il titolo di questa poesia di Mark Strand, poeta americano nato nel 1934.
La riflessione che pone il poeta su come il tempo, il contesto, la situazione, possano condizionare la lettura, la visione e perfino il destino delle cose e delle persone, e’ la stessa che Tobias Collier, Kasper Sonne, Steve Van Den Bosch propongono nelle loro opere, suggerendo il “silenzio di una assenza” e creando nello spettatore un paesaggio della memoria.
Opening 1 aprile 2009 h. 19.00
1 aprile - 9 maggio 2009
Alterazioni Video - I WOULD PREFER NOT TO A love story set on Google images
Artist: Alterazioni Video
Title: I would prefer not to. A love story set on Google images
Opening: Wednesday April 1st, 2009 - 7 pm
Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani via Ventura 3, Milano
Through: May 9th, 2009 - tue. to sat. 11 am-1 pm /3-7 pm
Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Milan of the Alterazioni Video group. All the works in the exhibition were produced in Alterazioni Video’s three bases in New York, Berlin and Milan between 2008 and 2009.
The relationship, both passioned and obsessive, which the group developed in a daily engagement with the web provides the backdrop of this project. For months the artists lived on Google-images and on different search engines appropriating the experiences and memories of other users with whom they shared a collective imagery in a continuous expansion and which is beyond control. Their exploration led to a reflection on the “web 2.0” aesthetics wich is self-propagating within the world wide web and changing our way of knowing and perceiving the world.
The artists have stated about this exhibition that:
“We spent hours surfing the net among thousands of images each day. We began to think that every smile, every glance we encounter might be intentionally dedicated to us. We became aware of living a shared intimacy in which small gestures and memories reproduce themselves ad infinitum and offer themselves to many without losing their freshness. Through the net we become closer to the other without intrusion and we can share with him a visual universe of unimaginable dimensions, a pulsating and vital place with which we are all madly in love”.
The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, an installation of slide-projections, and a 16 millimeter film. For the entire duration of the show’s opening, the performance If You Can Read This Thank a Veteran will as well be held.
The project also includes the performance We got There and There Was Only Smoke, produced in collaboration with the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, that will be presented for the first time at Performa09 in November in New York.
Events - prometeogallery by Ida Pisani, Milano, Italy - Contemporary Art
"21 марта - 21 апреля 2009 (March-April)
Festival of Italian Art
MADDALENA BARLETTA www.maddalenabarletta.it
DANIELA DOMENICHINI www.danieladomenichini.it
LUCA GHIELMI www.lucaghielmi.it
LIVIO LOVISONE www.lovisone.eu
O.B DE ALESSI www.myspace.com/obdealessi
ANDREA SCARANARO www.andreascaranaro.net
LIETTA MORSIANI www.liettamorsiani.com
MARIO VIDOR www.mariovidor.com
LAURA CARAMELLI www.lauracaramelli.it
STEFANO FANARA www.stefanofanara.it
"АРКА" Арт-галерея Санкт-Петербург Россия "ARKA" art-gallery Saint-Petersburg Russia
Seconda edizione di ArtecontemporaneamodernaRoma_Art Fair in Open City. L'innovativa fiera dedicata all'arte emergente che dal 3 al 5 aprile del 2009 si svolgerà nel Palazzo dei Congressi dell'EUR di Roma . 70 gallerie da tutto il mondo per una fiera aperta nella città aperta. Nei monumentali spazi del Palazzo dei Congressi , ArtO' porterà il meglio dell'arte internazionale, una selezione delle gallerie più interessanti da tutto il mondo scelte tra quelle più fortemente impegnate nella ricerca.
ARTE|CONTEMPORANEA|MODERNA|ROMA - arte contemporanea, arte moderna, fiera di roma
Save the date! April 16-17, 2009 in Chicago. View the First Annual Digital Media & Learning winning projects during an exciting showcase in Chicago, and meet the launch of the 2009 winners.
Opening reception and concert by PLOrk: The Princeton Laptop Orchestra
A celebration honoring all of the Digital Media and Learning Competition winners, including a public announcement of this year’s winners, followed by a performance by PLOrk.
Winner of a Digital Media and Learning Competition “Innovation” award, PLOrk is an expressive mobile musical laboratory for exploring new ways of making music with laptops and local area networks. In its still short lifetime, PLOrk has performed widely (presented by Carnegie Hall, the Northwestern Spring Festival in Chicago, the American Academy of Sciences in DC, the Kitchen (NYC) and others) and has inspired the formation of laptop orchestras across the world, from Oslo to Bangkok.
Digital Media and Learning Competition Winners Hub
The 101TOKYO Contemporary Art Fair is pleased to announce the official sponsors and media partners of the fair for 2009. The 101TOKYO team would like to give a special thanks these sponsors and partners for helping us make this year's fair a success.
101TOKYO Contemporary Art Fair 2009
Upgrade! Tijuana is a program of monthly meetings for visual artists, musicians, computer programmers and people who are interested in the development and promotion of electronic culture.
Tijuana is located on the northeast of Mexico, on the border with California. This is the context in which Upgrade Tijuana offers a space for exchange of experiences and knowledge between digital media artists from both sides of the border (Tijuana, San Diego, Los Angeles). They will work the sessions in a praxis that allows to share the knowledge and experience of each of its participants about the fusion of art and technology .
These sessions are organized and coordinated by Dream.Addictive, Micha Cardenas and Lui Velazquez
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Ricardo Dominguez and Brett Stalbaum
Manchester Metropolitan University, MIRIAD
2 - 4 April 2009
Segues: Corporeal Theory, Site-Writing, e-Materiality
Penny Florence, Slade, UCL
Marsha Meskimmon, Loughborough University M.G.Meskimmon@lboro.ac.uk
Jane Rendell, Bartlett, UCL
This session seeks to explore a specific intersection within the interdisciplinary territory that constitutes art historical enquiry, namely, the encounter between art history and ‘practice-led’ research. Arguably, the segue between these adjacent fields opens up a range of significant questions, from the politics of form to the limits of interdisciplinarity itself.
It is also a timely encounter; as art historians increasingly turn to contemporary practice, engaging with multi-medial works and multi-modal forms of knowledge, practitioners (defined in the broadest sense) are materialising theory in and though the processes of making. This mutual constitution of the territory of arts research by historians/theorists and practitioners is changing the mechanisms by which domains of knowledge are constructed, interrogated and validated.
The session invites papers/presentations that engage productively with these questions and that seek themselves to develop this particular interdisciplinary intersection through specific practices – whether these are modes of writing, forms of critical enquiry, sites of intervention, practices of intermediation or other, as yet unimagined, configurations of critical aesthetics.
* Sharon Kivland (Sheffield Hallam University), Working Papers: An Incentive Bonus.
* Katja Grillner (KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm), Criticality in Distraction.
* Johanna Hallsten (School of Art & Design, Loughborough University), Stirrings in the interval: transitions through site.
* Russell Marshall (Department of Design and Technology, Loughborough University), Phil Sawdon (School of Art and Design, Loughborough University), Drawing: An Ambiguous Practice.
* Sue Tate (University of the West of England), Making History: Contemporary Practice and Feminist Art and Design Histories: A Case Study at the Berlin Biennial 2009.
* Kristen Kreider (Royal Holloway), Projecting the Voice: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Passages Paysages.
AAH | Academic Sessions: Manchester 2009