New York Art Guide - August

New York Art Guide - August

-by Maya Yadid

I.
Exhibition title: A Becoming Resemblance
Venue: Fridman Gallery
Dates: Until 5 September, 2017

An exhibition by Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning, investigating emerging technologies of genomic identity construction and our societal moment.

In 2015, Heather began to produce 3D printed portraits derived from the DNA extracted from cheek swabs and hair clippings Chelsea mailed out of prison. Incarcerated since her gender transition and subject to a strict policy on visitation, Chelsea’s image was suppressed from 2013 until her release from prison in May this year. The artistic collaboration with Heather gave Chelsea back a form of visibility, a human face she had been denied.

II.
Event: Movies With A View
Venue: Outdoor screening at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film at the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park and enjoying the breeze off of the East River with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.
There are plenty of outdoor screening going on through the summer in NYC, but that has earned a large and loyal following. Its free for the public and there are food and beverage stands all around so you won't get hungry. Movies With A View is a summer must.

III.
Event: Beach Sessions Dance Series
pioneering performance series at Rockaway Beach

August in New York is all about going out of town; Long Island and Upstate NY are stuffed with New Yorkers in bathing suits and short. But for those of us who are looking to escape the city for just a few hours, Beach Sessions is a perfect way enjoy the ocean breeze and watch acclaimed dance performances by New York-based choreographers.
Beach Sessions is a pioneering performance series supporting and presenting site-responsive work in Rockaway Beach, Queens. An outdoor public program providing dance performances, public events, and environmental initiatives. Free and open to the public.

Vienna Art Guide - August

Vienna Art Guide - August

- by Itai Margula

Albertina, Secession and Leopold Museum: Austria through the eyes of Austrian photographers from 1979-2000, a wonderful spacial installation by Alex da Corte and a great journey through the works of Jan Fabre in cooperation with Impulstanz.

I.
Exhibition title: Jan Fabre. Stigmata – Actions & Performances 1976-2016
Artist: Jan Fabre
Venue:  Leopold Museum
Dates: Until 27 August, 2017

A wonderful journey through drawings, photographs, sculptures, costumes, texts quotes, archival documents, filmic documentations of his performance and poetic actions  and study models of Jan Fabre from the 1970ies tot he present. A labyrinth of tables introducing the artist´s philosophies. This exhibiton coorperates with one of Viennas most interesting international dance festivals: Impulstanz. Curated by: Germano Celant

Jan Fabre, A Meeting, Vstrecha, 1897 © Angelos bvba | Foto: M3 Studio (Rome)

Jan Fabre, A Meeting, Vstrecha, 1897 © Angelos bvba | Foto: M3 Studio (Rome)

II.
Exhibition title: Slow Graffiti
Artist: Alex Da Corte
Venue: Secession
Dates: Until 3 September, 2017

Alex Da corte creates videos, sculptures, paintings, and immersive installations with cinematic quality. The artist explores and exposes questions of desire, sensuality, and alienation. Colour and textures are used with great skill to affect viewers and the mood in which they experience the artist´s environments once they set foot in them.

Sophie Thun: Alex Da Corte, Slow Graffiti, exhibition view, Secession 2017. Courtesy Maccarone, New York, Gió Marconi, Mailand and David Risley Gallery, Kopenhagen, 

Sophie Thun: Alex Da Corte, Slow Graffiti, exhibition view, Secession 2017. Courtesy Maccarone, New York, Gió Marconi, Mailand and David Risley Gallery, Kopenhagen, 

III.
Exhibition title: Austria. Photography 1970-2000
Artist: Various artist
Venue: Albertina
Dates: Until 8 October, 2017

The exhibition includes numerous photographs from the Albertina´s own holdings as well as from the Photographic Collection of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Arts and Culture Division. Austrian photographers focus on the country, its political past, its milieus, and its urban spaces. Just to name a few: Peter Dressler, Valie Export, Seiichi Furuya, Robert Hammerstiel, Leo Kandl, Friedl Kubelka, Lisl Ponger, Manfred Willmann etc.  
Curated by: Walter Moser.

Brussels Art Guide - August

Brussels Art Guide - August

- by Jacinthe Gigou

I.
Exhibition title: Ado Chale Alchemist. Artisan. Designer
Artist/s: Ado Chale
Venue: BOZAR, 23 rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels
Dates: 18/08 – 24/09/2017

Born in Brussels, Ado Chale is a mineralogist and blacksmith, who uses crystals or petrified wood in his works of art, and approaches making furniture like a craftsman rather than as a designer. This very first retrospective outlines the career and the world of Ado Chale, through carefully selected pieces of furniture and objects, such as his famous Goutte d’eau bronze table, inspired by pre-Columbian art


II.
Exhibition title: Art is comic
Artist/s: Brecht Vandenbroucke, Mon Colonel & Spit, Brecht Evens, HuskMitNavn, Jean Jullien, Joan Cornellà
Venue: MIMA, 39 quai du Hainaut, 1080 Brussels
Dates: Until 31/12/2017

The MIMA opened on the day after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, a time of sadness and uncertainty. That is when the idea for this exhibition originated. How to respond to rampant anxiety and escalating secterianism? Humour! If the humour of “Art Is Comic” hits home with you, you will feel an antidepressant effect immediately.

Joan Cornella

Joan Cornella

London Art Guide - August

London Art Guide - August

- by Marine Tanguy

I.
Exhibition: Giacometti 
Artist: Alberto Giacometti  
Venue: Tate Modern
Dates: Until 10 September   


An incredible exhibition highlighting the impact that the World War II had on the artist - from his nightmarish surrealist bronzes to his more human, emotional figures after the war. The war had changed him forever and his works had become more meaningful and powerful. It's a brilliant reflection on existentialism and the human condition. 

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II.
Exhibition: MTArt Virtual Gallery 
Artists: Scarlett Bowman - Tristan Pigott - Jennifer Abessira - Alexandra Lethbridge - Leni Dothan - Francesco de Prezzo - Will Thomson - Ignacio Munoz-Vicuna - David Aiu Servan Schreiber - Rob Branigan - Jasmine Pradissitto - Marine Hardeman - Neal Rock - Tim A Shaw 
Dates: Until 2 September, 2017



From the Gold Rush to our social media obsession, I like my curations to be engaging, revealing of our current times and bearing a small irony to most artistic dialogues between the works. 

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III.
Exhibition: Soul of a Nation
Artists: Many artists
Venue: Tate Modern
Dates: Until 22 October, 2017


The 150 pieces in 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' were created in America between 1963 and 1983. It's a reminder of a difficult chapter in history and their constant struggle for change still resonates today. To learn from. 

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Shanghai Art Guide - July - August

Shanghai Art Guide - July - August

- by Hadas Zucker

It’s too humid to get sentimental and probably too hot to stay out, there is no better time than Shanghai's summer to occupy museums and galleries in the city to get cooled with really powerful AC and refreshing art!

I. 
Exhibition title: Now is the summer of our discontent
Artists: Various Chinese and International artists
Venue: Bank Mabsociet Gallery
Dates: Until 9 August, 2017

Disclaimer: I show my work there, so hell ya!!! come to visit! 



Summertime sees our sentiments dilated and logic subdued by sweltering hot winds, lazy daydreams, and sweet fruit. In this exhibition they intrigued to ponder, to what extent can objects accommodate and express these seasonal sensations. BANK invites 21 artists of different generations and backgrounds to join our summer carnival. Some of these artists are exhibiting in Shanghai for the first time while others are of BANK’s usual stable. Spanning video, photography, installation, and with a focus on painting, the colors of summer come to life.

II.
Exhibition title: All the single ladies
Artists: Guo Cheng and Shen Han
Venue: J Gallery 
Dates: 29 July - 8 September, 2017


The exhibition will showcase works by Guo Cheng and Shen Han, two young Chinese artists that have studied and lived in multicultural backgrounds-  Cheng works are concerned with the impacts and influences of mainstream or new technology on the social, cultural and ethical while Shen does works which are structuring a connection between the material and perception through the act of ‘painting’. The exhibition article, written by the Li Bowen, deals with the metaphor of the pseudo-genealogical that marks the relationship between the two bodies of work.

III.
Exhibition title: Wavelength: Through things
Artists: Group exhibition of contemporary artist and designers
Venue: Times Art Museum, Beijing
Dates: 5 August - 13 August, 2017


New Consumerism is more a socially engaged act bound up in issues of sustainability and authenticity. This fashion x art group exhibition proudly presents the recent work of 18 contemporary artists and designers active in the US, Europe and China. By bringing together conceptual fashion pieces, visual arts, jewelry, sculpture and multimedia installations, the exhibition illustrates a global trend in consumerism and lifestyle - the integration of Art, Fashion and social life.

New York Art Guide - July

New York Art Guide - July

I.
Exhibition: Condo, New York
Venue: Galleries across the city
Dates: Until 28 July, 2017
 
Initially started in London, Condo is now having their second edition in new York city.
For the month of July, 16 art galleries at the Lower East-Side and Chelsea will be hosting galleries from the U.S and around the world in their spaces. 
Summer tends to be a sleepy time in the New York art world, galleries use to come up with light group shows and go on long summer breaks before reopening in September.  
Condo is probably the most refreshing innovative project that is happening these days in the city.
Some of Condo’s highlights include Labor gallery from Mexico City hosted in Gavin Brown Enterprise and Project Native Informant from London at Bridget Donahue gallery. 
Check out their website for the complete list of exhibitors.

II.
Exhibition: Guggenheim Collection: Brancusi
Venue: Guggenheim Museum 
Dates: Until 3 January, 2018


This beautiful show is dedicated to the Guggenheim's permanent collection of Constantin Brancusi's works. 
Brancusi was an integral part of the modernist movement among Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Amedeo Modigliani, and Henri Rousseau and more. Brancusi's works altered the trajectory of modern sculpture in the early decades of the twentieth century. 

III.
Exhibition: UncleBrother
Dates: Until September 4, 2017


If you feel like escaping the city, here’s a place where you can catch an interesting show, eat well and enjoy the countryside peacefulness.
UncleBrother is a pop-up gallery and restaurant by Gavin Brown enterprise and artist Rikrit Trivanija.  
In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija created an exhibition entitled "Untitled (Free)" at 303 Gallery in New York. In this work, Trivanija converted the gallery into a kitchen where he served rice and Thai curry for free. This landmark piece marked the first step of his practice till this day- feeding people, inviting them to interact and by that bringing art closer to life.
UncleBrother will be open every weekend for brunch and dinner, a large group show will be on display, featuring works by SARAH SZE, OLAF BREUNING, TRISHA BAGA and more.
Hancock NY is about 2 hours drive from the city.
Take a look at their website for more details.
Friday-Sunday
250 E FRONT STREET, HANCOCK, NY 13783

Barcelona Art Guide - July

Barcelona Art Guide - July

The top Gallery and Museum shows that you don't want to miss during the month of July if you are visiting Barcelona. 

 

I.
Exhibition title: Dream or reality. The world of Giorgio de Chirico
Artist: Giorgio de Chirico
Venue: Caixa Forum
Dates: 19 July - 22 October, 2017


This exhibition, organized with the collaboration of Fondazione Giorgio and Isa de Chirico, reveals the creative phases of Giorgio de Chirico with the evolution of its manifestations, from the personal transformation of classical art into its piazzas, the mythological world or the figure of the Gladiator in the recitation of death, to portraits and interior landscapes, along with the role of nature.

II.
Exhibition title: Björk-Digital
Artist: Björk
Venue: CCCB
Dates: Until 24 September, 2017


Björk-Digital is an immersive virtual reality exhibition featuring digital and video works from the collaboration of this iconic Icelandic artist and some of the best visual programmers and artists in the world. The exhibition, which reaches the CCCB after its passage through Tokyo, Sydney, Montreal, Reykjavik, London and Los Angeles is a unique opportunity to visit the exhibition in our country. 

III.
Exhibition title: Weegee by Weegee
Artist: Weegee
Venue: Fundació Foto Colectania
Dates: Until 5 November, 2017

The exhibition brings together over one hundred vintage photographs from one of the best photographic collections in the world, M. + M. Auer of Switzerland, in a carefully vertebrated selection from the books of Weegee and other publications in the press. 

Zurich Art Guide - July

Zurich Art Guide - July

- by Diana Poole

The shows selected this month, from sculpture to performance and photographic works, all feature a sense of play, wit and disguise. 

I. 
Exhibition title: Reisen
Artist: Roman Signer
Galerie: Häusler Contemporary
Dates: Until 28 July 2017

Roman Signer (b. 1938, Switzerland) is renowned for his “Actions” and “Time-sculptures”, which comprise objects, engineered collisions and experiments with explosives. He has been making these innovative, unexpected and aesthetically compelling works in the idyllic setting of Appenzell in Switzerland since the 1970s. Here’s a link to one of Signer’s most beloved Actions – “Kayak” (2010), where he sits in a blue kayak, towed behind a tractor down a Swiss country road as the bottom of the kayak is slowly scraped away. There is a poetic moment when a herd of cows gallop alongside him as if captivated by the surreal scene:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f2VUNUbDkk

The exhibition at Häusler Contemporary focuses on his lesser-known Reisefotos (Travel Photographs), which like “Actions”, he’s been making since the late 1970s. Stepping into the beautiful gallery space (designed by James Turrell in 2007), I was immediately struck by the number of works presented (over 60 prints). Although slightly oppressive, the close hang reflects the notion of this work as a visual diary, traces of ideas that have informed sculptures, and surprising references and dialogues between images. At a glance, I perceived impressions of everyday scenes in different countries – Poland, Switzerland, Japan - but after closer inspection, realised his eye for obscure details, witty juxtapositions and unusual happenings - certainly not your typical kind of travel photography! 

One of my favourites, “Schweiz” 1995 (image below) captures a bicycle leaning against a wall with two circular manhole covers on the ground close to the wheels, which appear like shadows. Here I really felt his ability to find poetry and humour in the banal through the simplest of means. In another, “Polen” 1995 (image below), a golden Labrador stands nonchalantly in front of a white polar bear (or a well disguised person dressed as a polar bear!) in the snow, so absurd yet there’s something brilliantly constructed and sculptural in this unlikely pairing. There’s an authenticity to his spontaneous, snapshot style. Nothing here is staged – it’s gritty and real. The exhibition reveals Signer to be an attentive observer of his environment and his presentation of everyday objects as potential ephemeral sculptures suggests clear parallels to his “Actions”. 

Roman Signer, Schweiz (Reisefotos), 1995 © Roman Signer, Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary München / Zürich

Roman Signer, Schweiz (Reisefotos), 1995
© Roman Signer, Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary München / Zürich

Roman Signer, Polen (Reisefotos), 1995 © Roman Signer, Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary München / Zürich

Roman Signer, Polen (Reisefotos), 1995
© Roman Signer, Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary München / Zürich

II. 
Exhibition title: No title
Artists: Hans-Peter Feldmann / Elad Lassry
Galerie: Francesca Pia
Dates: Until 19 August 2017

The exhibition presents two celebrated conceptual artists, Hans-Peter Feldmann (b. 1941, Germany) and Elad Lassry (b. 1977, Israel). Feldmann’s long career, since the 1960s, has focused on ideas of the collection, the archive and the circulation of imagery; similarly, Lassry explores questions of representation and image-making, particularly in his photographic objects. Both artists, although generations apart, explore the physical nature of images and their enduring materiality through distribution (and analogue methods). Lassry’s continuous merging of photography and sculpture questions our understanding of the image, while Feldmann reminds us that images are perpetually made, found and borrowed. Ultimately, they play on the notion that in today’s image-saturated world, the journey of an image, its manipulation and context cannot be controlled.

Entering the first large gallery space, I discovered Elad Lassry’s sculptures and photographic works. As I walked around, I felt intrigued and slightly uncomfortable. The objects and images were at once recognisable but also out of reach - sculptures made of walnut appeared like baskets but were solid forms with flat surfaces and engraved fruits and laminated images decorating them. I couldn’t quite place them. A number of images of women’s hands with long painted nails encased in leopard skin carpet brought to mind kitsch advertising campaigns, but the considered compositions and unusual cropping suggested something more poignant (image below). I found myself peering into the photographic works; the material elements drew me close – a perceptible slowing down and moment of pause in the accelerated circulation of images. 

Entering the second room, I immediately felt the impact of Hans-Peter Feldmann’s collection of 150 matted stamps propped on a shelf running all the way around the space (they fit perfectly!). Their sheer number creates a rhythm to their fluctuating format and multiple colours. Looking closer, I noticed that every stamp depicts a nude painting - all the great masterpieces from Botticelli to Gauguin are here. Many have circular ink markings with the date revealing a trace of their individual journeys. As with the repetition in Lassry’s work, there is great humour in their seriality and a certain irreverence for artistic traditions. 

Both artists works are perplexing, even at times irritating in their endless riddles and lack of clarity, but they stayed with me long after seeing the show – I’m eager to go back and unearth more!  

Untitled (nails 2), 2017 @ Elad Lassry, Courtesy of Galerie Francesca Pia Photo: Annik Wetter  


Untitled (nails 2), 2017
@ Elad Lassry, Courtesy of Galerie Francesca Pia
Photo: Annik Wetter  

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Exhibition views, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Briefmarken mit Gemälden von Akten, 150 stamps, matted, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, 2017 © Hans-Peter Feldmann, Courtesy of Galerie Francesca Pia Photo: Annik Wetter  

Exhibition views, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Briefmarken mit Gemälden von Akten, 150 stamps, matted, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, 2017
© Hans-Peter Feldmann, Courtesy of Galerie Francesca Pia
Photo: Annik Wetter  

3. 
Exhibition title:  Alexander Calder / David Smith
Artists: Alexander Calder / David Smith
Galerie: Hauser & Wirth
Dates: Until 16 September 2017

Although outside my usual photography leanings, I felt compelled to include this exhibition in the selection, presenting two great figures of 20th Century sculpture – Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976, USA) and David Smith (1906 – 1965, USA), it feels more akin to a museum exhibition. It marks the first time these two artists are placed in direct dialogue. One of the few times they were shown together during their lifetimes was at the 1962 Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, where Smith remarkably created twenty-seven works in thirty days, and Calder contributed the 58-foot-tall stabile Teodelapio, which still stands in the Italian city. 

Presented in Hauser & Wirth’s smaller space on the 3rd floor of the Löwenbrau building, it is an immersive experience with sculptures at every trajectory – from intimate to large-scale, some static, others with gentle movement at different elevations, several set on varying size plinths and Calder’s hanging mobiles suspended from the ceiling. It felt like being led through a jungle of biomorphic forms, with a new delight at every turn. 

You really appreciate how the artists sought for sculpture to be a performative medium that could be physically experienced – as you move around the pieces they continually shift, each new angle framing a new view. For example, Calder’s “Red Flowers” (1954), a hanging mobile in which the artist’s archetypal abstract elements, some perforated, coalesce into an organic, moving composition. At the time, both sculptors’ work was considered radical and dynamic - their configurations seemed to verge on the impossible. Over 50 years later, these works still feel energetic and stir an incredible sense of awe. 

Exhibition view, Alexander Calder / David Smith, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, 2017 © Calder Foundation, New York / 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich & The Estate of David Smith, Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth Photo: Genevieve Hanson

Exhibition view, Alexander Calder / David Smith, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, 2017
© Calder Foundation, New York / 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich & The Estate of David Smith, Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Genevieve Hanson

Vienna Art Guide - July

Vienna Art Guide - July

- by Itai Margula

MAK and more, Albertina, 21er Haus: Vienna's Biennale 2017 explores our society together with the presence of robots. Maria Lassnig's drawings focusing on the human body and Erwin Wurm's sculptures are the leftovers of a performative act.


I.
Exhibition title: Vienna Biennale 2017 – Hello, Robot.
Artists: various artists
Venue: MAK
Dates: Until 1 October, 2017


The Vienna Biennale 2017 - Robots. Work. Our Future - combines art, design and architecture. In various museums and institutions (MAK Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien,  AzW and AIL) you will find till October exhibitions, installations and talks.
"Hello, Robot." is an exhibition of the MAK, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Design Museum Gent.

Foto: Stephan Bogner, Phillipp Schmitt, Jonas Voigt, Raising Robotic Natives, 2016  © Jonas Voigt

Foto: Stephan Bogner, Phillipp Schmitt, Jonas Voigt, Raising Robotic Natives, 2016  © Jonas Voigt

II.
Exhibition title: Maria Lassnig - Dialogues
Artist: Maria Lassnig
Venue: Albertina
Dates: Until August 17, 2017


Maria Lassnig is one of the most important women artists oft he 20th century. Her own body became the central focus of her art. The current show in the Albertina brings together 80 of the artist more beautiful hand drawings. An exhibition of the Albertina in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Basel. 

Foto: Bird of Prey, 2000, Albertina, Vienna © 2017 Maria Lassnig Foundation  

Foto: Bird of Prey, 2000, Albertina, Vienna © 2017 Maria Lassnig Foundation
 

III.
Exhibition title: Erwin Wurm – Performative Sculptures
Artist: Erwin Wurm
Venue: 21er Haus
Dates: Until 10 September, 2017


Erwin Wurm's work are on display alongside Brigitte Kowanz at the Austrian Pavillion of this year´s Art Biennale in Venice. The show at the 21er Haus shows a series of statues and performative sculptures. More then this you can visit Erwin Wurm's Fat House at the Belvedere. Curated by: Severin Dünser and Alfred Weidinger. 

Foto: Erwin Wurm, Boxing Glove, 2016, Courtesy König Galerie,  © Belvedere, Vienna (Photo: Johannes Stoll) / © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017

Foto: Erwin Wurm, Boxing Glove, 2016, Courtesy König Galerie,  © Belvedere, Vienna (Photo: Johannes Stoll) / © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017

Melbourne Art Guide - July

Melbourne Art Guide - July

- by Charlotte Cornish


Although it is the depth of winter here in Melbourne there are many exciting exhibitions on view inside warm spaces. The exhibitions cover a wide breadth of spaces in Melbourne from institutions to artist run initiatives. From a large group exhibition including international art projects being presented at Australia’s only Kunsthalle, to an expansive new series of work by an established Australian contemporary artist presented at a commercial space, or an exciting exhibition by an emerging artist at a smaller non-profit gallery, this month there is something for everyone.  

 

Exhibition: Dale Frank
Artist: Dale Frank
Venue: Neon Parc (Brunswick)
Dates: Until 15 August, 2017

Dale Frank is an established contemporary Australian artist best known for his biomorphic abstract paintings. His practice has included found object-sculptures, performance installations, drawings and most recently paintings with sculptural elements. Dale Frank’s new body of work currently on view at Neon Parc consists predominantly of resin paintings, some with found objects protruding from their surfaces as sculptural elements. The expansive exhibition includes many new pieces that oscillate between extravagant lunacies, such as Guy (pictured) a large canvas with hand painted alien masks, and a more refined elegance, such as the several monochrome pieces with faint distortions embedded within the resin surfaces. 

2. Neon Parc - Dale Frank_Aliens_2017-Image credit Christo Crocker

2. Neon Parc - Dale Frank_Aliens_2017-Image credit Christo Crocker

II.
Exhibition:
Stages
Artist: Georgina Cue
Venue: TCB Art Inc.  
Dates: Until 15 July, 2017 

 

Georgina Cue uses DIY materials such as cardboard and spray paint to create a series of large-scale stages in a suburban garage. These theatrical sets have become the background for the series of photographs presented in Stages, the artist’s new solo exhibition currently on view in the front gallery at artist-run initiative TCB Art Inc. In this new series, Cue continues her exploration of male dominated art-historical movements by referencing formal sensibilities often found in Russian constructivism and German expressionism. The artist subverts the inherent romanticism and female gaze associated with these movements by constructing images in which the artist herself features as film siren and femme fatale.

TCB Art Inc. - Georgina Cue - Stages  (1)

TCB Art Inc. - Georgina Cue - Stages  (1)

III.
Exhibition:
Greater Together
Artists: Goldin + Senneby, Clark Beaumont, Antoinette J. Citizen and Courtney Coombs, C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska, Patrick Staff, 
Venue: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Dates: 8 July – 17 September 2017

 

Greater Together is an exhibition presented at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art exploring artistic collaboration through the practices of eight international artist projects. Annika Kristensen has curated the exhibition with projects by Australian and international artist collectives including Goldin + Senneby, Clark Beaumont, Antoinette J. Citizen and Courtney Coombs, C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska, Patrick Staff, Field Theory and Bik Van der Pol. The assembling together of these eight artist projects attempts to complicate individual notions of authorship in art practice to consider collaborative and cooperative approaches to art making, which perhaps can become deliberate and productive means of agency and solidarity in a complex and changing world.  

4. ACCA - Greater Together - Goldin+Senneby   Banner Header - Neon Parc - Dale Frank install view July 2017, Image credit: Christo Crocker

4. ACCA - Greater Together - Goldin+Senneby

 

Banner Header - Neon Parc - Dale Frank install view July 2017, Image credit: Christo Crocker

Jerusaelm Art Guide - July

Jerusaelm Art Guide - July

- by Jenna Romano


Visiting in Jerusalem in July? There are some great opportunities for art lovers this month to see new and exciting exhibitions in this city, you just need to know where to look! Here are some recommendations from yours truly. 
 
I.
Title: Stream of Consciousness
Artists: Itai Anker, Yishai Faran, Arik Futterman, Ilia Gorovitz, Shaul Kohan Adi Koom,Yair Moss, Adin Peskoff & Shlomit Yaakov.
Venue: New Gallery
Dates: Open until July 29th, 2017
 
Stream of Consciousness, curated by Itai Anker and Arik Futterman brings together video and sound artists in a joint site-specific installation exhibited at the New Gallery Teddy Stadium. The installation, comprising four different episodes is played on a surround sound system and projected by means of a video mapping technique on the faces of a giant concrete cube in the New Gallery. The Jerusalem based artists were invited by the exhibition curators to work together for the first time in order to create an all embracing, powerful experience of image and sound. Duration: 40 minutes.

Photo: Yishai Faran, Simmering with the Wizard of Loneliness  

Photo: Yishai Faran, Simmering with the Wizard of Loneliness
 

II.
Title: Barbur B&B
Artists: Various visiting Artists
Venue: Barbur Gallery
Dates: Until July 31s, 2017
 
Barbur B&B is here! For the month of July, Barbur will be hosting it’s 3rd annual residency program Barbur B&B, where 30 artists from all over Israel will take a turn residing in the gallery itself. Each artist spend 24 hours in the gallery, where they eat, sleep and install a piece of artwork, each day adding to what will be a final gallery group show. It’s a great chance to meet with local artists! 

Photo, Barbur B&B  calendar.   

Photo, Barbur B&B  calendar. 
 

III. 
Title: The Black List
Artists: Andi Arnovitz
Venue: Jerusalem Artists House
Dates: On view until August 26th, 2017
 
In Jerusalem based artist Andi Arnovitz’s solo show, The Black List, the artist uses her space to highlight events which she connects to the power and finance mechanisms of both ultra orthodox institutions and secular society. These events are critiqued, and Arnovitz perceives that they that have been added to the ‘blacklist’ of injustices against weaker members of society.  Arnovitz repeatedly engages with these layers of  burning issues in both the content of her works and the repetitive structure and density of the material and images. 

Photo: Cholmondeley Ladies Redux, 2016, etching and chine colle, 67x107 cm  

Photo: Cholmondeley Ladies Redux, 2016, etching and chine colle, 67x107 cm
 

Warsaw Art Guide - July

Warsaw Art Guide - July

- Zuzanna Zasacka


I.
Exhibition title: A Room and a Half
Artist/s: Laura Lima
Venue: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
Dates: Until October 10 2017


A Room and a Half is an invitation to enter a situation that escapes rational logic, balancing on the edge of an understatement and a joke. The first solo exhibition in Poland of Laura Lima, one of the most recognizable Brazilian artists of her generation, tells about the margins of our perception, blurring the differences between reality and illusion. In works presented in Warsaw, the artist uses architecture to modify the feeling of the space.

II.
Exhibition title: HESTIA ARTISTIC JOURNEY
Exhibition of the 16th contest exhibition
Artist/s: Karolina Babińska, Jerzy Baranowski, Katarzyna Blajchert, Dorota Chodór, Aleksandra Cieślewicz, Kornelia Dzikowska, Józef Gałązka, Joanna Jamro-Nowińska, Natalia Janus-Malewska, Marcin Janusz, Kamila Kobierzyńska, Zuzanna Kojder, Mateusz Kokot, Marta Krześlak, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Horacy Muszyński, Gabriela Palicka, Wojciech Piotrowski, Maryna Sakowska, Katarzyna Szymkiewicz, Katarzyna Wąsowska, Marta Wódz, Barbara Wójcik, Wiktor Wolski, Weronika Wysocka, Paulina Żmuda
Venue: Museum on the Vistula
Dates: Until October 10, 2017
 
The event is a great opportunity to find out what's new in Polish art. It includes video works, photography, sculpture, painting, graphic art and installations by 26 young artists, finalists in the competition. 

III.
Exhibition title: Breaking Through Photography
Artist/s: Marek Piasecki, Józef Robakowski
Venue: The Asymetria Gallery
Dates: Until July 15, 2017


Marek Piasecki and Józef Robakowski belong to a generation of artists affected by the catastrophe of World War II. The former moves to Kraków after the fall of the Warsaw Uprising, when his family home is destroyed; the latter, following the death of his cavalryman father (in the Battle of Bzura), grows up in an orphanage where his  mother is employed. Both biographical orders intersect somehow.
Are the two artists’ non-camera yet photographic gestures not an attempt to regain the lost language which constitutes not only abstract chemical painting, but also produces non-normative contents, the image of which reinstates in art the meaning of what, to paraphrase Agamben, historically has slipped through mankind’s fingers.

  Header Image by Piotr Litwic

 

Header Image by Piotr Litwic

TLV Urban Art Guide - July

TLV Urban Art Guide - July

- by Cobi Krieger (Alternative TLV)

July in Tel Aviv means summer, and summer, in Israel more than anywhere - means vacation. Pack your bags and follow us to the top urban art events in the world this month.


Exhibition title: Love is Blind, TVBOY
Venue: Imaginart, Barcelona
Dates: until August 31st


Tvboy is an Italian artist active since the mid nineties. A few years ago he relocated to Barcelona. He is Famous for his cheerful, critical and kicking pop styled images. With pride festivities still in the air, this exhibition will give you a fresh dose of colorful activism.

Coco Capitan and Gucci Collaboration
Venue: Soho, New York City


Gucci, who’s unmatched trajectory since the arrival of its creative director Alessandro Michele, has been incorporating street style in an oh so exciting way. Now expanding to street art, they have sent the textual pieces of Coco Capitan, a young artist who collaborated in the past with Drake, from their T-shirts and all over a wall in Soho.

Event: Upfest Festival
Venue: Bristol
Dates: July 29th - 31st, 2017


Being Europe’s largest live street art festival, spreading over 30 venues in Bristol, the Upfest festival is definitely any street art lovers way to end the month with a bang. Participating this year are over 300 artists from over 30 countries, no doubt there will be lots to see. 

London Art Guide - July

London Art Guide - July

I.
Exhibition: Royal Academy Summer Show
Artist: Scarlett Bowman
Venue: Royal Academy
Dates: Until August 20, 2017 

It's that time of year again! I love the Royal Academy Summer Show, as it is one of the nicest ways to enter summer time in England. It's massive, has so many works (1200 artworks +) and it is so much fun! This year is very special to us as our artist Scarlett Bowman was one of the artist selected with the works below. Scarlett Bowman’s work addresses material culture and modern craft.

II.
Exhibition: Still unresolved and very much ongoing 
Artist: Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
Dates: Until August 5, 2017

The relationship between socio-political matters and the arts has always been a tricky one. Should we speak about political facts or should we not? Can aesthetics be relevant to these contexts? Go to the exhibition and build your own point of view with the art on display. 

III.
Exhibition: Partition - Art Night x MTArt
Artist: Marine Hardeman
Dates: July 1 - 6, 2017 

Sewer drains are everyday elements that exist in urban spaces that we barely notice. The project of artist Marine Hardeman literally highlights what exists under our feet in the underground of the city. Hardeman does so by playing with the contrast of light and dark through a graphic play of light bursting through several horizontal and vertical installations from the sewer drains below. Sewer spotlights are central to the piece, which ignite independently to create a spatial performance. Hardeman’s innovative use of alternative spaces both enhances and responds to the urban environment we live in.

Tel Aviv Art Guide - July

Tel Aviv Art Guide - July

July is not the peak of our Israeli summer but temperatures can get quite high and so this month’s recommendations are all about museums. Chilled and quiet, they might be the best way to pass your days. 
 
  
Exhibition title: Woven and Untangled - New Video Works in the Museum Collection
Artist/s: Group exhibition
Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavillon
Dates: Until 28 October 2017 

The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion is one of the most beautiful Modern buildings in Tel Aviv, having the ability to change itself completely for each exhibition. This time it has been turned into a cinema hall for presenting a Video Art only show. This exhibition is a great way of get acquainted with young Israeli Video Art, dealing with various political issues such as gender, immigration tensioned histories and more. 
 

Mika Hazan Bloom at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Mika Hazan Bloom at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Exhibition title: The Kids Want Communism 
Artist/s: Max Epstein, Toy Boy, Jonathan Gold, Tal Gafni, Matti Lahat
Venue: Moby Museum of Bat Yam
Dates: From 22 June, 2017  

This is part three of a trilogy dedicated to the communist manifest published 99 years ago. Socialist questions are rising up again due to difficult economic atmosphere in Israel and around the globe. It is fascinating to see how young multi-disciplinary artists react to this situation.    

Tamar Nissim at MoBY

Tamar Nissim at MoBY

Exhibition title: Escape Room
Artists: Shahar Afek, Dorian Gottlieb, Eden Hevroni, Efrat Hakimi, Niv Cohen, Gili Lavy, Dor Zlekha Levy, Guy Nissenhaus, Chen Serfaty, Tal Rosen, Iris Chetritt
Venue: Nahum Gutman Museum
Dates: Until 2 September, 2017


This great exhibition portrays the works of some of Israel art scene’s intriguing new voices. Inspired by popular Escape Room games every work in the show functions as a clue and the whole exhibition is a quest to be solved by the viewers. If you get to the museum, don’t skip Gutman’s paintings exhibited in the second floor.   

Tal Rosen, 'When we strike roots', Nahum Gutman Museum Header Image: The Kids Want Communism - MoBY, Bat Yam

Tal Rosen, 'When we strike roots', Nahum Gutman Museum


Header Image: The Kids Want Communism - MoBY, Bat Yam

San Francisco Art Guide - June - July

San Francisco Art Guide - June - July

These are some of the top Gallery and Museum shows that I highly recommend this Summer in San Francisco.


I.
Exhibition title: Here and Home
Artist: Larry Sultan
Venue: SFMOMA
Dates: Until 23 July, 2017


This major retrospective of Larry Sultan (American, 1946–2009) Here and Home, examines the work and 35-year career of the internationally renowned photographer.  The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs, a billboard created with conceptual artist and frequent collaborator Mike Mandel, a film, as well as "Study Hall" — a room offering a unique glimpse into Sultan’s exploratory process. Sultan’s often intensely personal images — many drawn from his own family’s history — blend documentary and staged elements in their explorations of storytelling, family, and domesticity. Sultan had deep ties to the Bay Area as both an artist and an educator.

II.
Exhibition title: Soundsuits
Artist: Nick Cave
Venue: Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Dates: Until 14 August, 2017


Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave (American, b. 1959) challenges conventions on what it means to be a visual artist, a performer, a crafter, and an educator. Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, which are full-body sized sculptures, often worn as costumes and performed in and conceal the wearer’s identity leaving the viewer with no indication of race, gender, or age. Cave's Soundsuits are made of everything from collected and repurposed buttons, to wooden sticks, beaded baskets, doilies and sequined fabric. While seeing Cave's exhibition you can also have a look at the fabulous Anderson Collection upstairs. 

III.
Exhibition title: Order of Appearance
Artist: Jim Jocoy
Venue:  Casemore Kirkeby @ Minnesota Street Project  
Dates: 16 June - 29 July


One of my favorite art galleries in San Francisco, Casemore Kirkeby will be presenting Jim Jocoy: Order of Appearance.  Jim Joyce (Korean, b. 1952) was born in South Korea to his Korean mother and American Father.  Moving to Sunnyvale in 1969 with his family, in 1976, at the start of the San Francisco punk scene, Jocoy became a student at UC Santa Cruz. The exhibition is an intimate and revealing selection of images embracing the burgeoning San Francisco punk club scene from 1977-1980. The opening will take place June 16th with a reception and book from 6-8pm, Order of Appearance, will contine through July 29th. In addition, on Saturday, July 15th, the artist will be in conversation with music journalist and critic Sam Lefebvre at Casemore Kirkeby at 5pm. After viewing the exhibition take a peek at all the other current exhibitions at MSP and then try the new restaurant. 

Brussels Art Guide - June

Brussels Art Guide - June

I.
Exhibition title: Material Light Shows by Georges Meurant
Artist/s: Georges Meurant
Venue: Aeroplastics contemporary, rue Washington 186 à 1050 Brussels
Dates: From 15 June, 2017


George Meurant is a belgian colorist painter whom I particularly like. In 1990 he invented the figural field, the experiment of which continues. His painting becomes a patchwork of colored rectangles by which he experiences the interactions between tones. He paints in oil, on wood, in generally square formats, no color is the same, and varies according to the hours of the day

II.
Exhibition title: Nicolas Party, Three Seasons
Artist/s: Nicolas Party
Venue: Xavier Hufkens Gallery, 107 rue Saint-Georges, 1050 Brussels
Dates: Until 15 July, 2017


For his inaugural exhibition at the gallery, Swiss artist Nicolas Party has executed two site-specific murals that transform the interior while creating a singular environment for a recent group of large-scale pictures and bronze sculptures. The simple, classical and almost generic subjects (the still life, the landscape, the nude) coupled with the artist’s distinctive style (inexpressive, reductive, devoid of anecdote) gives rise to images of great visual immediacy and a profound, almost unsettling, stillness.  

III.

Exhibition title: Benoît Platéus, Telephone Poles
Artist/s: Benoît Platéus
Venue: Albert Baronian Gallery, 2 rue Isidore Verheyden, 1050 Brussels
Dates: 9 June - 15 July 2017


The young belgian artist Benoît Platéus photographs the spaces he experiences : modern urban views, interiors, caves - as many spaces that surround him but which he does not master. He pays particular attention to light, that light whose intensity deconstructs the image; A powerful flash that can be caused by a ray of sunlight as well as a flashlight. These moments of blinding openness, those meanwhile we enjoy when a ray of sunlight blinds us a fraction of a second and immediately forget them, are moments that he places at the center of his work.

TLV Urban Art Guide - June

TLV Urban Art Guide - June

June brings heat to the streets of Tel Aviv, and the urban art scene is heating up as well!


Work: Nitzan Mintz and Dede Ad Takeover
Area: Corner of Lincoln and Yehuda Ha-Levi Street.


Introducing a new medium, relatively unused in the streets of Tel Aviv, especially in a scale like this; Nitzan Mintz and Dede take over two huge ad spaces in central Tel Aviv. Nitzan introduced a known poem of hers in a very big scale. Notice that each of the letters was finished by hand. Dede pushed the envelope with a supposedly nude model (it's our beloved gallery tour guide Tali Kayam!) covered with his famous bandaids. Could this be a new series? We hope so!

Nitzan Mintz

Nitzan Mintz

DEDE

DEDE

Work: Tel Aviv Proud stencils
Area: Florentin Neighborhood.


Just in time for the best event in town during June – Tel Aviv Pride parade – here is a selection of some proud stencils that can be found in Florentin neighborhood.

Work: New piece by urban artist Ame 72
Area: Abarbanel Street, Florentin Neighborhood.


Ame 72 is a known artist in the streets of Tel Aviv. He also recently had his work exhibited in the ZK Gallery in San Francisco. A very fresh piece of his can be found on Abarbanel street, this one addresses the issue of global warming, which is very appropriate for our global conditions and the local weather getting hotter and hotter this time of year.

Melbourne Art Guide - June

Melbourne Art Guide - June

Here are my exhibition picks for June, the first month of winter, in Melbourne: 

I.
Exhibition title: Tossed by Waves
Artist: Angelica Mesiti
Venue: Anna Schwartz Gallery
Dates: Until 1 July, 2017


Tossed by Waves is a new video and sculpture installation from Mesiti. Engaging with Morse code, the sculptures comprise of dots and dashes that enable them to signal messages. The video component, filmed at the Place de la République in Mesiti’s adopted city of Paris, mediates on ideas of hope, despair and resilience. 

Image caption: Angelica Mesiti, Tossed by Waves (still), 2017, single-channel High Definition video, 16:9, colour, silent, 6 minutes, 17 seconds

Image caption: Angelica Mesiti, Tossed by Waves (still), 2017, single-channel High Definition video, 16:9, colour, silent, 6 minutes, 17 seconds

II.
Exhibition title: DDesign
Artist: Matthew Griffin
Venue: Neon Parc
Dates: Until 24 June, 2017


Matthew Griffin’s new collages contain an assortment of images, many sourced from Italian designer and founder of the Memphis collective, Ettore Sottsass. In these works, the sacred forms of the vessel and the painted body are subverted through satirical pop-culture references. This exhibition marks a re-entry into the art world for Griffin, who nearly a decade ago, decided to quit being an artist and sold all of his work on eBay.

Image caption: Matthew Griffin, DDesign (Bad Speech), 2017, synthetic polymer paint and collage on paper, 31 x 25cm

Image caption: Matthew Griffin, DDesign (Bad Speech), 2017, synthetic polymer paint and collage on paper, 31 x 25cm

III.
Exhibition title: (Not titled)
Artist: Noriko Nakamura
Venue: Daine Singer
Dates: Until 1 July, 2017


Noriko Nakamura’s practice follows an interest in the Japanese indigenous religion of Shinto animism: a belief that the boundary between the physical and spiritual is not absolute. Using stone carving and organic elements such as cat hair, Nakamura explores and transforms these materials to reveal their spiritual force.

Image caption: Noriko Nakamura, studio view, 2017 Header Image: Angelica Mesiti, Tossed by Waves, 2017, Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

Image caption: Noriko Nakamura, studio view, 2017


Header Image: Angelica Mesiti, Tossed by Waves, 2017, Installation view, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

Warsaw Art Guide - June

Warsaw Art Guide - June

I.
Exhibition title: Connection Zakopane-Warsaw
Artists: Udwik Boller, Wojciech Brzega, Henryk Burzec, Leon Chwistek, Jan Cykowski, Józef Czajkowski, Czesław Domaniewski, Jan Dziaczkowski, Kazimierz Fajkosz, Wiktor Górka, Anna Górska, Władysław Hasior, Stanisław Janowski, Wojciech Jastrzębowski, Józef Kandefer, Antoni Kenar, Władysław Klejn, Stanisław Kokesz, Stanisław Kulon, Magda Leja, Rafał Malczewski, Henryk Morel, Roman Olszowski, Igor Omulecki, Stefan Osiecki, Grzegorz Pecuch, Edward Piwowarski, Józef Rajchel, Zbigniew Rogalski, Antoni Rząsa, Rita Sacchetto, Jerzy Sacha, Henryk Schabenbeck, Władysław Skoczylas, Jerzy Skolimowski, Oskar Sosnowski, Zygmunt Sowa- Sowiński, Zofia Stryjeńska, Karol Stryjeński, Jan Szczepkowski, Ludomir Szpadkowski, Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Stanisław Witkiewicz, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Jan Koszczyc Witkiewicz, Leon Wyczółkowski, August Zamoyski, Tadeusz i Stefan Zwolińscy, and architectural teams participating in the competition for the shelter at Morskie Oko (Eye of the Sea) in 1959, students of the State School of the Wood Industry (later the State High School of Art Techniques) in Zakopane, the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, folk artists and others.
Venue: The Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture
Dates: Until 6 August, 2017


The exhibition tells the story of a strong culture-forming link between the two capitals: the political-Warsaw and the winter one- Zakopane. The show presents paintings by Zofia Stryjeńska or Witkacy's drawings from the twenties, fabrics and toys designed by the students of Antoni Kenar after the World War II or bold modernist designs of the shelter by the Morskie Oko (Eye of the Sea) from the fifties. The “connection” is continued by contemporary artists such as Janek Dziaczkowski or Zbigniew Rogalski. 
The exhibition in Królikarnia in an intriguing way depicts how the myth of Tatras was constructed and asks the question if it is still present in polish art.

II.
Exhibition title: Seven sisters
Artist/s: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Dragana Bulut, Liz Craft, Barbara Leoniak, Nevine Mahmoud, Mélanie Matranga
Venue: Kasia Michalski Gallery
Dates: 1 June - 27 July, 2017


Inspired by such an unprecedented women’s march, Seven Sisters brings together the work of six international female artists whose practices of installation, sculpture, photography, film and performance evoke and deconstruct—with distance, humor and a recurring sense of poetry—the omnipresence of the feminine body in the public realm, and the mystified notion of interior and intimate space.

III.
Exhibition title: Bródno Sculpture Park. Chapter 9
Artist/s: Paweł Althamer, Youssouf Dara, Olafur Eliasson, Jens Haaning, the group Nowolipie, Susan Philipsz, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Monika Sosnowska, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Venue: Bródno Park Kondratowicza/ Chodecka, Warsaw
Dates: Until 3 September, 2017

June is a perfect time to visit The Bródno Sculpture Park. The project was launched in 2009 as a joint initiative of the artist Paweł Althamer, the Targówek District, and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The park functions as an evolving exhibition of contemporary art, presented outdoors and accessible to visitors 24 hours a day.
The 9th edition of the Bródno Sculpture Park is a “repeat” of museum materials. We review the 8 previous editions of the exhibition, revisiting our dear old friends: artists, works, realized and unrealized concepts.This year’s program includes initiatives helping stakeholders get to know one another better—museum staff, local audiences, tourists, recreational users of Park Bródnowski—and critical reflection on the functioning of the sculpture park here on the east side of the Vistula. This will include hikes from the Museum on the Vistula (in the Powiśle district) to the Bródno Sculpture Park, inspired by Situationist dérives (“drifts”); social consultations in the form of picnics; a flying university of art landing at community centres, libraries, prisons.