April 18 – May 23, 2009
The Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to present the American artist Sean Snyder for a third monographic exposure to Paris. A selection of recent works disintegrates the image by interrogating the media and ideological representation and questioning the material aspect of information.
The installation in the main gallery space elaborates on the project titled ‘Index’ recently presented at the ICA, London. The various works consist of a series of experiments made by the artist in the process of digitizing and destroying his archive, in which the materials themselves become the subject of investigation. Included is documentation of the physical storage matter such as printed matter, scratched
CDs and DVDs, celluloid, and disassembled electronics. A series of larger format works is based on the mistakes and corruption of data encountered in the transfer between imaging formats. The various works on display outline the process by which the material of the archive were catalogued and destroyed. Using various imaging techniques including microphotography Snyder attempts to identify the underlying
decision making process and vocabulary used working with images and their ideological construct.
Exhibition is a video about art, its reception and the discourse it generates as well as the work involved in the production of exhibitions. Exhibition reflects the rituals and conventions of the social dimension of art and the failure of educational projects based on assumptions of the universal aesthetic experience. The video uses as a subject the Soviet documentary film Noble Impulses of Soul, 1965, by Israel Goldstein. In typical 1960s Soviet style, the pedagogical tone of the film’s narrative praises the efforts of a provincial museum in the village of Parkhomivka in Eastern Ukraine revolving around an exhibition of contemporary Mexican art presented at the museum and an art history lecture at a village farm. The reprocessed video restructures the primary components, eliminates the voice of the narrator, and reorders the chronology of the film to break the continuous realistic world of documentary and alluding to the standardized and meaningless language that talks through people.
GALERIE CHANTAL CROUSEL
Vom 22. bis 26. April 2009 öffnet die 43. ART COLOGNE - Internationaler Kunstmarkt in Köln ihre Tore. Fünf Tage zeigen rund 180 Galerien aus dem In- und Ausland Kunst der Klassischen Moderne, Kunst nach 1945 sowie moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst. Vertreten sind Malerei, Skulptur und Installationen, Video und Photographie, Arbeiten auf Papier sowie Editionen und Multiples. So reflektiert die ART COLOGNE die Vielfalt des Kunsthandels in Europa und Übersee auf hohem Niveau.
ATM is a Dutch / Danish art group currently working on a divorce / disapointment sculpture
If you have a present / gift from your ex. that you do not wish to keep but also do not wish to give back or send to the dust bin, than ATM would be happy to recieve that present. ATM will use that present in a large sculpture completly build by divorce presents.
How to participate:
If you wish to send a present you recieved from your ex, please folow the the instructions below.
Think carefully if you wish to participate.
If you can answer that question with yes.
Select your present make sure you are the rightfull owner.
By sending anything to ATM you do declare that you are the rightfull owner.Pack it carefully, and write a few lines why you send this present. Send the present by postall service.
Send the package to:
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Follow the developments of the sculpture on the ATM blog
An exhibition of Matthew Benedict’s recent paintings will open April 4th at Alexander and Bonin. Benedict addresses a range of narrative subjects in this exhibition and introduces the viewer to unique journeys and characters. Mystery Stories is the underlying theme.
Benedict paints in a graphic style reminiscent of early 20th-century adventure story illustration and employs trompe l’oeil techniques. In Lost at Sea (Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs, Master of the Mary-Celeste) an illusionistic gilded frame surrounds the portrait of a sea captain mysteriously lost at sea with his crew in 1872. In Requiem, a large scale diptych of a glass-fronted bookcase, the artist spells out Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem of the same title using the words on the spines of the books. A portrait of the author hangs on the right panel.
“Death,” Benedict says, “is the greatest mystery story of all.” He explores that mystery in The Killers, a beautiful and gruesome hunters’ campfire scene, and in Isle of the Dead (after 'Die Toteninsel' by Arnold Böcklin). The latter was inspired both by Böcklin’s paintings of the subject as well as the artist’s recent visits to the cemetery islands of Isola di San Michele in Venice and Hart Island, New York. Born in Rockville, CT, Benedict lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited in New York since 1993 and with Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich since 1995. In 2008, Matthew Benedict: The Mage’s Pantry, a survey of his works since 1992, was shown at Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal. The exhibition was accompanied by a monograph with texts by Nayland Blake, Charles Beyer and Oliver Zybok, published by Hatje Cantz and available through Alexander and Bonin
Alexander and Bonin