Halle de la Courrouze, Les Ateliers de Rennes, 27.09.–30.11.2014
Why today has work become our sole source of self-validation? Do we still have the right to play? Should we be dedicating more time to idleness?
These are some of the questions addressed by PLAY TIME, the 4th edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes, biennale d’art contemporain. Exploring notions of work, play, idleness and the time we devote to each, the biennale features three international group shows that will take place at La Halle de la Courrouze (a former military arsenal), at the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts and at the FRAC Bretagne.
Bringing together the work of established and emerging artists, of new commissions and existing works, PLAY TIME aims to be an engaging moment for the audience and artists to play together in Rennes this autumn.
As an extension of PLAY TIME, six monographic exhibitions will be presented in contemporary art spaces across Rennes and the region of Brittany, featuring artists whose work is also present in the group [...]
The Moving Museum, 27.10.–15.12.2014
Entrance at Metro Level, Sishane Park
On October 28, The Moving Museum will launch it’s 2014 Istanbul exhibition in the Sishane Otopark. It will be held across 3 floors of the complex, inhabiting five central halls, a metro level mezanine, and the public outdoor park. The exhibition will span over 80,000 square feet and will feature newly commissioned presentations by all 46 artists and collectives during an intensive three month residency period in Istanbul.
Over the past 3 months The Moving Museum saw 35 international artists join 11 local artists in Istanbul in a period of intensive research, production, and public engagement, and each artist was commissioned to engage in a major new work during their time in the city. The artists represents a generation of practitioners working seamlessly across disciplines and borders, displacing aesthetics and redefining best practices against a backdrop of constant change. The exhibition serves to articulate these [...]
Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, 10.10.2014–05.04.2015
The international group exhibition A screaming comes across the sky focuses on the shock and awe of drone warfare. The exhibition, and its associated events, explores the increasingly invisible military technologies that have been responsible for the disappearance of growing numbers of civilians in the past decade, in wars that are largely conducted secretly and unaccountably.
Artists have made some of the most urgent examinations of the impact of drone technology in war. The artists in A screaming comes across the sky make plain the contested ecology of networked military space, revealing how it is subject to surveillance, control and manipulation. From Hito Steyerl’s humorous critique of video surveillance, and James Bridle's incensed investigation of invisibility, to Metahaven’s psychogeology of network technologies, Laurent Grasso's phenomenology of flight, and Roger Hiorns’ haunting automation sculptures.
Some of the works are [...]
CA2M Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, 20.09.2014
INTENSITY DAYS. PER/FORM
20. September 2014, 5–11 pm
All-over and all day:
Adrian Dan, Waterfall (on the economy of action). 2014. Interactive performative
Dora Garcia, The artist without works: a guided tour around nothing, 2008. Interactive installation
Pedro Reyes, Philosophical Casino, 2012/2014. Interactive installation
La Ribot, Walk the Chair, 2010. Interactive installation
Roman Ondák, This Way, Please, 1999. Performance
Franck Leibovici, A Mini Opera for Non-Musicians, 2008-2014. Participative performance
Chloé Quenum, Tales For Saturday, activation of IN/OUTDOORS, 2014. Interactive installation
On specific time:
17:00 Agnès Dahan, Per/Form book designer workshop.(By reservation only). English. (Classroom)
17:00 Mathieu Abonnenc and Latifa Laâbissi, Conversation with Chantal Pontbriand. English (Intensity Lab)
17:30 Chiara Fumai, Chiara Fumai reads [...]
Gwangju Biennale, 05.09.–09.11.2014
Burning Down the House explores the process of burning and transformation, a cycle of obliteration and renewal witnessed throughout history. Evident in aesthetics, historical events, and an increasingly rapid course of redundancy and renewal in commercial culture, the Biennale reflects on this process of, often violent, events of destruction or self-destruction―burning the home one occupies―followed by the promise of the new and the hope for change.
In the 1930s the critic Walter Benjamin coined the term ‘Tigersprung’ (the tiger’s leap) for a new model of history where the past is activated in and through the present within a culture industry that demands constant renewal. What can the ‘Tigerspung’ mean for today’s ‘tiger economies’ like South Korea in a context where economic and political powers deliver the eternally new of fashionable commodities and industrial progress at the apparent expense of a cultural past?
UMMA - University of Michigan Museum of Art, 04.10.2014–25.01.2015
Nearly fifty years after its heyday, Minimalism is enjoying a resurgence of critical attention, though much of the focus continues to be on male artists or on a small number of women sculptors. Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960-2014 offers a fresh perspective on the movement and its evolution, bringing together formative works from two generations of women Minimalist painters to examine and celebrate the dialogue between them.
Minimalism was born in the late 1950s as a reaction to the perceived hubris and theatricality of Abstract Expressionism. But though its most prominent, mostly male, practitioners favored an aesthetic of clean geometry and essential forms, the hubris remained - in oversized works with grandiose themes. Women Minimalist painters, however, took a more restrained or reductive approach, one more intimate in scale, more personal in narrative, and more open-ended in its experimentation with pure surface, color, and [...]