Nilbar Güres: colony

Abud Efendi Mansion, Sultanahmet, 23.12.2017–03.02.2018

colony is a group exhibition that will be held at Abud Efendi Konağı in Istanbul between the dates 23 December 2017 - 3 February 2018. Fostered by the globally immediate socio-political juncture, artistic production, and academic discourse, colony brings the definition of “human” into question. Engaging critically with the means of making knowledge, science, technology, and politics, the exhibition questions that which privileges the human species by attributing a prioritised conception of existence to mankind. Through the agency of intimating a body and body-beings, colony gathers together artistic inquiries that reconsider constructed dichotomies such as human/non-human, nature/culture, and organic/synthetic.

Across moralism(s) and between female-male morphologies fixed in procreation, colony explores the constitutive ways in which nature’s sanctions of normativity operate. Interfaced with discussions around language and [...]

22.12.2017

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Güres

Sharon Ya'ari: Current Affairs

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 08.12.2017–10.03.2018

Sharon Ya'ari: Current Affairs

Sharon Ya'ari, Officers' Pool 1969, 2016

The exhibition offers an observation of the way in which art can capture something of the current, contemporary Zeitgeist. It centers on six large-scale murals created in the gallery, alongside works in diverse media by artists of various generations as well as archive photographs. The exhibition is accompanied by discussions with artists about the way in which their art faces current affairs.

Participating artists: Walid Abu Shakra, Yaron Attar, Avner Ben-Gal, Werner Braun, Yossi Breger, Yael Efrati, Asaf Elkalai, Maayan Elyakim, Moshe Gershuni, Tsibi Geva, Michal Helfman, Irit Hemmo, Omry Keren, Yehudit Levin, Oscar Miestchaninoff, Karam Natour, Gilad Ratman, Ariel Reichman, Reuven Rubin, Ariel Schlesinger, Otte Wallish, Sharon Yaari.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

08.12.2017

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

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Roman Signer: Cupboard Love

Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, 03.12.2017–22.04.2018

Roman Signer: Cupboard Love

Roman Signer, Hose, 2016
Foto: Nick Ash / Courtesy Häusler Contemporary München-Zürich

Ohne ihn geht es kaum, und doch wollen wir ihn oftmals loswerden. Ob Repräsentationsobjekt oder unliebsame Notwendigkeit, immer ist der Schrank praktisches Behältermöbel in unterschiedlichsten Formen und Funktionen. Er dient als Ort der Aufbewahrung, der Sicherung und der Ordnung, nicht nur von Dingen, sondern auch von Wissen, Erinnerungen oder Geheimnissen.

Cupboard Love rückt das sperrige Möbel ins Rampenlicht und beleuchtet es aus der Perspektive von Design, zeitgenössischer Kunst, Film und Kulturgeschichte.

Dabei wird seine Gestaltung und sein metaphorisches Potenzial erforscht und ein Blick in sein Inneres geworfen, das unendlich viele Geschichten zu erzählen weiss. Die Ausstellung betrachtet den Schrank genauer und denkt ihn anders, erkundet seine Erscheinungsformen und Bedeutungen und widmet sich den charakterisierenden Materialien, Geräuschen und Gerüchen.

Ausgewählte [...]

04.12.2017

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Signer

Allen Ruppersberg: Who’s Afraid of the New Now?

New Museum, 03.12.2017

Allen Ruppersberg: Who’s Afraid of the New Now?

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite, 1988

40 Artists in Dialogue

Borrowing its title from a work of the same name by Allen Ruppersberg—who had his first New York survey at the New Museum in 1985—the event features a selection of public conversations with artists whose exhibitions, works, and interventions have shaped and transformed the identity and history of the New Museum. Engaging in dialogue with each other, the forty artists will discuss an array of topics related to their practice, their history with the Museum, and beyond.
The Museum is offering free admission for all visitors and extended museum hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 2 and 3. The Museum will also reinstall Bruce Nauman’s iconic video No, No New Museum (Clown Torture Series) (1987) in the Museum’s window, just as the work was originally presented during Nauman’s solo exhibition at the Museum in 1987.

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02.12.2017

Kategorie: Veranstaltungen

Tags: Ruppersberg

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: Illuminations III: Activism/Chapter:Venezuela

Henrique Faria Fine Art & Miami Biennale, 03.12.2017–19.02.2018

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: Illuminations III: Activism/Chapter:Venezuela

Henrique Faria Fine Art and Miami Biennale are pleased to present Illuminations III: Activism / Chapter: Venezuela, a group exhibition featuring works by Venezuelan artists from the 1970s through the present day that deal explicitly with the political, economic and social issues that have been slowly and steadily bringing the country to the brink of collapse. Continuing on with Miami Biennale’s Illuminations series of exhibitions, this show examines what occurs in the obscuration of light, when a country must reckon with its utter dissolution into darkness as the glimmers of a brighter past fade further away into history and collective memory. But even in times of extreme adversity throughout history, the human capacity to reflect and the will to create have always found ways to persevere, and the current situation in Venezuela cannot and will not prove to be an exception. For where cracks in the shroud of totalitarianism and censorship exist, the presence of [...]

02.12.2017

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Balteo Yazbeck