curated by_Joe Scanlan: The * of Love. Doug Ashford, Geta Brătescu, Dexter Sinister, Polly Korbel

Galerie Martin Janda, 11.09.–31.10.2015

curated by_Joe Scanlan: The * of Love. Doug Ashford, Geta Brătescu, Dexter Sinister, Polly Korbel

Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 10. September 2015, 18 Uhr
Dauer der Ausstellung: 11.09.–31.10.2015
Öffnungszeiten: Di–Fr, 11–18 Uhr, Sa, 11–16 Uhr

Vor den Hyperlinks gab es den Asterisk [*], um uns darüber zu informieren, wenn hinter etwas, das wir lesen, mehr steckt als beschrieben werden kann. Heute*, mit dem Internet*, rechtfertigt beinahe jedes Wort* oder Ding*, das wir verwenden*, um Bedeutung* zu vermitteln*, die Kennzeichnung* durch einen Asterisk*. Diese Ausstellung schlägt vor, dass der Asterisk der Kunst die Liebe ist. Liebe ist das, was größer ist als jedes Kunstwerk. Die Krise der Kunst, ob morgen oder heute, ist die Schwierigkeit, Kunstwerke zu verwenden, um Liebe in ökonomischen Bedingungen auszudrücken.

Doug Ashford (* 1958, l. in New York)
Geta Brătescu (* 1926, l. in Bukarest)
Dexter Sinister (Stuart Bailey * 1973, l. in York und and David Reinfurt * 1971, l. in [...]

31.07.2015

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Sharon Ya'ari: In Search of Lost Time

Sommer Contemporary Art, 23.07.–29.08.2015

The Exhibition’s name is borrowed from the renowned novel by Marcel Proust, recounting the experiences of the narrator as he grows up and matures via a multitude of perspectives, while dealing with his developing perception of art. The lead antagonist of the novel, however, is not the narrator but rather the human memory in which everything is stored, processed and interpreted. The memory threads interweave sensory experiences which return our consciousness to familiar places and times past, creating encounters between a present situation and a memory which rises involuntarily. A moment from the past invades the current one, creating an experience of crystalized truth. Proust views this experience as a form of revelation, and attributes to it a metaphysical meaning – our ability, through connecting between the past and present, to exit out of time and penetrate the eternal essence of matters.
The works featured in the exhibition In Search of Lost Time all address [...]

29.07.2015

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Gabriel Sierra: All Watched Over

James Cohan Gallery, 25.06.–07.08.2015

Gabriel Sierra: All Watched Over

Gabriel Sierra, Untitled (Sketch for a Window) "Why do we make square windows if the sun is round?", 2008–15

Richard Brautigan’s poem All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, written in 1967 while he was poet-in-residence at the California Institute of Technology, anticipates an ecosystem where animal, human, and machine live in harmony with nature. Freed from the constraints of labor and balanced by cybernetic feedback mechanisms that regulate and sustain life, the humans in Brautigan’s short poem flourish in a naturalistic techno-utopia. Years later, acclaimed documentary journalist Adam Curtis appropriated Brautigan’s title when he aired a BBC television series under the same name in 2011. From the standpoint of the recent past, Curtis’s wide-reaching documentary analyses the vicissitudes of the postmodern techno-utopia Brautigan alludes to in his poem. In his signature style, Curtis argues that computers have failed to be the great liberators they were once purported to be.
With the promise of a cybernetic [...]

20.07.2015

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Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck: Eames-Derivative, (small version)

Galeria Lusa Strina, Sala 02, 05.08.–19.09.2015

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck: Eames-Derivative, (small version)

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, installation view, Eames-Derivative, (small version), Galeria Lusa Strina, São Paulo, 2015

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck in collaboration with Media Farzin.

Balteo Yazbeck’s mixed media installations explore the effects of cultural diplomacy and governments’ propaganda strategies. Drawing from a multitude of sources, the artist embarks on a kind of dérive mapped onto a global scale to tease out entangled public secrets and recontextualize them in the contemporary moment.
The ideological apparatus of the state works in mysterious ways. Sometimes it is overt, as when Charles and Ray Eames were commissioned to produce a film Glimpses of the USA for the first US-USSR cultural exchange in 1959. Screened across seven screens in a Buckminster Fuller-designed geodesic dome, the film depicted “a day in the life of the United States.” Automobiles, gleaming urbanity, breathtaking natural vistas, suburbia, and loving families: even as it painted a friendly picture of American humanity, it functioned as a tautological paean to American might. [...]

17.07.2015

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Roman Signer: Installations

DCA – Dundee Contemporary Arts, 04.07.–20.09.2015

Roman Signer: Installations

Roman Signer, Kayak with Fountain, 2015 (Ausstellungsansicht, Slow Movement, Barbican Curve Gallery, London, 2015)

Kayaks, cannons and catapults are all employed by the internationally renowned artist Roman Signer for his solo exhibition at DCA this summer.
In a career spanning more than four decades, Signer has become synonymous with playful actions exploring chance, space and time. For this exhibition DCA will focus upon a series of works concerned with the aftermath of these actions, or with their potential to take place.
The first gallery will be given over to a single work in which the artist will attempt to knock over a grid of standing wooden posts. Viewers will be able to walk around the precarious installation.
Kayaks are a recurring motif in Signer’s work, and two of these will appear in the main gallery. One will be launched into the wall of the gallery using a catapult, released when a candle burns through a rope. The resulting debris will be left untouched throughout the exhibition’s run. A second kayak artwork will see the boat filled with over 200 litres [...]

01.07.2015

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Roman Ondák: When There Is Hope

Kunsthalle Hamburg, 19.06.–13.09.2015

Roman Ondák: When There Is Hope

Roman Ondák, Lucky Day, 2006 (16mm Film, Stills)

Die Hamburger Kunsthalle präsentiert im Rahmen der Phototriennale Hamburg 2015 ca. 100 Werke von international renommierten Künstlerinnen und Künstlern unter dem Titel WHEN THERE IS HOPE. Die Photographie ist trotz des Anspruchs auf Realität und Wirklichkeit immer auch Vermittler von Träumen, Phantasien und Sehnsüchten gewesen. Vor allem in der zeitgenössischen Kunst ist das photographierte Bild einerseits Abbild sozialer und politischer Umbrüche sowie globaler Veränderungen und Umwälzungen. Andererseits ist die Photographie, ob als Collage, Inszenierung oder Rekonstruktion, heute zum wichtigsten Medium für die Suche nach Identität, Utopien und Hoffnungen geworden. Die Ausstellung widmet sich diesen ambivalenten und höchst kontroversen Momenten des „Prinzips Hoffnung“ in der zeitgenössischen Photographie.
Für viele Künstler/-innen ist in den letzten Jahren, gerade aufgrund der eigenen [...]

01.07.2015

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