Benjamin Butler: Selected Trees

8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 29.01.–17.02.2014

Benjamin Butler: Selected Trees

Benjamin Butler, Pastel Forest, 2012

Benjamin Butler was born in 1975 in Kansas, USA. He currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Butler is well known for his paintings of landscapes and trees that exist on the boundary between representation and abstraction. Simplified forms, contrasting colors, and varying marks and brushstrokes evoke the early work of Piet Mondrian, and the American Abstraction of Frank Stella and Barnett Newman. At the same time, however, Butler’s works have a depth which allows us to transcend such art historical categorizations of definition and genre, and also to consider them in a contemporary context. Although his paintings use motifs found in nature, the favored subject of many artists, Butler is equally, or more, inspired by the language of abstract painting. Through recycling this language, he repeatedly reinvents his subject matters with new and surprising results.
Butler continues to exhibit in solo shows in cities around the world, such as New York, Los Angeles, [...]

29.01.2014

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Július Koller, Roman Ondák : Il piedistallo vuoto / The Empty Pedestal

Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, 24.01.–16.03.2014

Július Koller, Roman Ondák : Il piedistallo vuoto / The Empty Pedestal

Július Koller, U.F.O.-naut J.K. (U.F.O.), 1981

Museo Civico Archeologico

24.01.2014

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Allen Ruppersberg: Codex

Kent and Vicki Logan Gallery, 23.01.–29.03.2014

Codex is an exhibition-manifesto conceived by the French artist Pierre Leguillon. It is a salon-style installation of more than 40 artworks, ranging from photographs to drawings to prints. It is inspired by the book form, but contains no books. Instead it focuses on two-dimensional works and videos that in various ways deform and fragment the book.
Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate traditional books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera. Numerous artists throughout history have experimented with transitioning books from three-dimensional to two-dimensional and vice versa, and it continues to be a recurring motif in contemporary art.
Works in the show include Ed Ruscha‘s lithographs Some Los Angeles Apartments (1970) and Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1970), in which Ruscha [...]

23.01.2014

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Jakob Kolding: SYSTEMICS #3: AGAINST THE IDEA OF GROWTH, TOWARDS POETRY (OR, HOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSE THAT DOESN’T FALL APART TWO DAYS LATER)

Kunsthal Aarhus, 16.01.–30.03.2014

Jakob Kolding: SYSTEMICS #3: AGAINST THE IDEA OF GROWTH, TOWARDS POETRY (OR, HOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSE THAT DOESN’T FALL APART TWO DAYS LATER)

“Waste grounds are the most concrete emblems of every economic cycle.” - Roberto Saviano, Gomorrah (2006). The exhibition Against the idea of growth, towards poetry (or, how to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later) borrows its title from the writings of Philip K. Dick and Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Exploring the relationships between art, technology and everyday life, it reflects on the complex processes that shape our current economic, cultural and social realities, and how human and non-human agents combine in the global flows of capital. It explores our reliance on algorithmic logic; the preoccupation with numbers, calculations, efficiency, progress and profit that seems to extend to all dimensions of human life. Waste and debt reflect the larger realities and ecological consequences of the desire for endless growth and accumulation of objects. Artists in the show present different models of value, informed by the [...]

16.01.2014

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Adrien Tirtiaux: Fata Morgana

Ikob, 12.01.–06.04.2014

Zum Anlass der großen Eröffnungsausstellung der Saison 2014 verbindet das ikob Windungen und Furchen und wird zu einem Ort zusammengeführter Lichtspiegelungen, einem Flechtwerk aus scheinbar unvereinbaren Räumen und imaginären Welten. In den Werken von 17 Künstlern verschiedenster Generationen und kultureller Hintergründe nimmt Fata Morgana den gegenwärtigen Raum und dessen aktuelle Zersplitterung unter die Lupe und bietet dem Besucher die Möglichkeit, sich durch das Erleben des Raumes andere Orte und Wahrnehmungen der Realität zu erschließen. Das Zusammenspiel von Luft und Licht suggeriert bei einer Fata Morgana Perspektivenwechsel und Abgrenzungen, Bewegungen und Spiegelungen, wie auch Beugungen im Raum. So erscheinen im „Hier und Jetzt“ Orte aus einem Jenseits, Orte, die einer anderen Realität angehören und eine Schwelle zu unserer eigenen Realität bilden, deren Vielschichtigkeit sie [...]

10.01.2014

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Nilbar Güres: Private Matters

Apexart, 16.01.–01.03.2014

Nilbar Güres: Private Matters

Nilbar Güres, Webcam-Sex; Voyeur, 2013

organized by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams
Featuring work by: Becca Albee and Kathleen Hanna, Maria Antelman, Nilbar Güreş, Trevor Paglen, Stephanie Syjuco, and Pilvi Takala

In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that the revelation of classified information and confidential documents is no longer the sole province of journalists or mere fodder for Hollywood films. Today, public access to what once was considered privileged information is a social reality, pointing to broader changes in the construction of our relationships and emphasizing the fact that—in our networked environment—virtually no information is private anymore. Private Matters brings together a group of artists who, through individual strategies of sharing various kinds of secure information with the audience, eliminates the boundaries between public and private. In this context, secrets are revealed, security measures of institutions are tested, [...]

09.01.2014

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