Benjamin Butler: Forest(s)

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 21.10.–04.12.2016

Benjamin Butler: Forest(s)

Benjamin Butler, Yellow Forest, 2016

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery presents Benjamin Butler’s third solo show with the gallery, October 21st through December 4th. The show will consist of new oil paintings on linen and will occupy both gallery spaces at 54 Ludlow Street.

In this new body of work, Benjamin Butler cultivates variation within an increasingly limited system. Oil paint has been applied directly from the tube and then subtly manipulated onto a background of naturally hued linen. The paintings range from spare, linear compositions to thickly layered and obscured images. An unpainted area around the edge of the canvas emphasizes the picture plane as a physical surface. It also frames or isolates an interior “forest” space that functions as both landscape and formal abstraction. Minimal in their translation of the subject, the artist’s motifs have essentially been reduced to vertical and diagonal lines.

Butler’s repeated use of the forest as a conceptual and [...]

22.10.2016

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Roman Signer: Project pour un jardin

Middelheim Museum Antwerpen, 29.10.2016–02.04.2017

Roman Signer: Project pour un jardin

Mit der monumentalen Ausstellung Bidon Bleu realisierte Roman Signer im Jahre 2012 ein permanentes Kunstwerk für das Middelheimmuseum. Nun zeigt das Museum erneut das eigenwillige Oeuvre dieses Künstlers kennenlernen, der auch Wissenschaftler und Performer ist.

Roman Signer fügte der Bilderhauerei drei neue Dimensionen hinzu: Aktion, Raum und Zeit. Er arbeitet immer nach derselben Struktur: Eine Aktion – oft vom Künstler selbst angestrebt – verwandelt ein bestehendes Objekt in etwas Neues. „Eine Veränderung im ‚Sein’ fasziniert mich von Anfang bis Ende. So entsteht eine Zeitskulptur” sagt der Künstler darüber selbst. Speziell für diese Ausstellung realisiert Signer zwei große, neue Installationen.

Gib Signer Naturelemente wie Wasser, Wind, Erde oder Feuer und einige einfache Requisiten wie Feuerpfeile oder Ballons, und das Resultat ist oft ungewohnt, lustig und poetisch. Seine [...]

12.10.2016

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Svenja Deininger: Intimate Edges

The Embassy, 08.10.–12.11.2016

Svenja Deininger: Intimate Edges

The Embassy is pleased to announce the extension of the space to 4E, the fourth floor space of the private residence which will present experimental statements by contemporary and emerging artists in dedication to the Muse of the house. The inaugural exhibition will present the work of Viennese painter Svenja Deininger and Belgian painter Alain Biltereyst.

The show arose out of a desire to present intangible thoughts, and abstractions on a private scale that imprints on the mind, beyond the scope of the canvas. Set in the domestic space, with brick walls, glimpses of a tree-lined brownstone street, the works are removed from the sterile space of the gallery. Each painting is no larger than a piece of letter paper, and at first glance reads as a note, though upon closer inspection the viewer begins to perceive the fuller narrative. The constructed picture planes are punctuated by poetic lines and geometric nodes.

Deininger and Biltereyst have each distilled a distinct [...]

12.10.2016

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Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: 16a Quadriennale d'Arte. Other Times Other Myths–Democracy in America

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 13.10.2016–08.01.2017

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: 16a Quadriennale d'Arte. Other Times Other Myths–Democracy in America

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Italian Farm Hand, Fortune Magazine, 1949. (Detail). From the series Know Your Company, 2011–2015

The 16th Art Quadrennial will open at Palazzo delle Esposizioni on 13th October 2016 until 8th January 2017 under the title “Other times, other myths”.  It will be the main show in the agenda of contemporary Italian art. 11 curators, 99 artists, 150 works will provide an overview of the distinguishing features of our times, ranging from topical issues like the digital media, the relations between nature and the built environment, the value of democracy to more intimistic themes. Most of the works will be on purpose and will include a high number of performances, video, audio installations.

16a Quadriennale d'Arte

12.10.2016

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