Nilbar Güres: The Time Needs Changing

Pera Museum, 13.12.2018–17.03.2019

Nilbar Güres: The Time Needs Changing

Nilbar Güres, Elsewhere's Palm Trees, 2012–2018 (Videostill)

The Time Needs Changing questions our geo-politically controlled notions of time. The three artists in this show give alternatives to linear time, which is currently strictly enforced by the power structures under which we live.

The works of Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş and the Raqs Media Collective release the shackles of time, and suggest alternative and parallel paths. The exhibition presents a thought-scape that draws from three different parts of the world; China, Turkey and India. The artists explore time through drawing, video, photography, installation and new media.

Time is one of the many subjects addressed by the participants of the exhibition. Their works help us better understand our relations with ourselves, as well as those with the world around us. Nilbar Güreş questions masculine linear time; Cao Fei offers us greater control in a world where real and virtual intersect; and the Raqs Media Collective liberates time itself in [...]

11.12.2018

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Güres

Roman Ondak: Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art

Slovak National Gallery, 09.11.2018–17.02.2019

Roman Ondak: Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art

Roman Ondak, Fail to Fall, 2010 (Detail)

This exhibition will not present photography as a useful, fast recording medium, "a document of the period", or as an instrument of digital manipulation, but as a tool that is suitable for a wide range of use in contemporary art. In their response to the digital technology era, artists use the photo medium much more freely but in a more sophisticated way. Appropriated documented reality is constructed, arranged, staged anew, but with the use of purely photographic methods and classical approaches.

The collection will focus on events in the past 10 to 15 years, examples of artistic techniques and strategies within the wide spectrum of possibilities of this medium. It will also take into consideration a relatively new phenomenon - the impact of foreign training and long-term stays on the work of Slovak artists.

This exhibition strives to help visitors to perceive not only the direct usefulness, broad use and abuse of photography, but to focus - as if in slow motion - [...]

09.11.2018

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Ondak

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: Crude

Jameel Arts Centre, 11.11.2018–30.03.2019

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: Crude

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, UNstabile-Mobile, from the series Modern Entanglements, U.S. Interventions, 2006
Installation detail at Met Breuer, New York. Photo: Amy Rosenblum-Martín 

Bringing together 17 artists and collectives from the region and beyond, Crude explores oil as an agent of social, cultural and economic transformation across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as a driver of geo-political upheaval. Oil has been a trigger for misguided colonial adventures, wars and coups; a catalyst for nation building, modernisation and development; and a cause of terrible ecological disasters. Oil, and its attendant industries and economies, has produced a spectrum of representations—architectures and infrastructures, documents and records, plans and photographs, and image and artifacts—that bring alive these complex histories. Much of the historical material lies buried in various national, corporate and media archives.

This exhibition features the works of contemporary artists that engage with the oil industry’s murky archives and histories, narrating an alternate and episodic material history of modernity in [...]

08.11.2018

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Balteo Yazbeck

Tania Pérez Córdova: Daylength of a room

Kunsthalle Basel, 26.10.–06.01.2019

Tania Pérez Córdova: Daylength of a room

Tania Pérez Córdova, Even, 2017 (Detail)

Tania Pérez Córdova (*1979) macht eine Kunst daraus, gewöhnliche Materialien in konzeptuelle Skulpturen zu verwandeln. Für ihre erste institutionelle Einzelausstellung in Europa arbeitet die mexikanische Künstlerin an einer auserlesenen, minimalen Installation im Oberlichtsaal, welche die Unterschiede zwischen Original und Kopie, Authentizität und Ersatz durch neu in Auftrag gegebene Werke hinterfragt.

Kunsthalle Basel

25.10.2018

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Perez Cordova

Svenja Deininger: Crescendo

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 25.10.–22.12.2018

Svenja Deininger: Crescendo

Exhibition view, Boesky Gallery 2018. Photo by Object Studies

The exhibition Crescendo will feature a new body of paintings that captures Deininger’s fluid manipulation of color and form, resulting in complex compositions that arise organically as she works the canvas. Driven by both formal inquiry and a deep understanding of physical environment, Deininger will create a holistic experience. 

Deininger approaches each exhibition as a distinct moment in time, following a single conceptual thread or inkling until it completes in a discrete body of work. In this way, Deininger is much like a composer, weaving together gesture, color, and line to create an intricacy of texture and rhythm, with each painting bringing a singular note and weight to the overall experience. Suspended between abstraction and figuration, her canvases evoke a range of seemingly intangible sensations—a fleeting dream, a spark of memory, the indiscernible outlines of a place, or an emotion lost but newly felt. These evocations are most [...]

25.10.2018

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Deininger

Joe Scanlan: Klassenverhältnisse – Phantoms of Perception

Kunstverein in Hamburg, 27.10.2018–27.01.2019

Joe Scanlan: Klassenverhältnisse – Phantoms of Perception

Die Gruppenausstellung Klassenverhältnisse – Phantoms of Perception widmet sich heutigen Narrativen von Klassenzugehörigkeit, Macht und sozialen Unterschieden, die als selten artikulierte Phantome in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung stets präsent sind, und zeigt Künstler*innen, deren Arbeiten auffordern, die Aufmerksamkeit auf Zusammenhänge zu richten, die außerhalb des bewussten Sichtfeldes liegen, aber unsere Wahrnehmung von gesellschaftlichem Zusammenleben entscheidend bestimmen.

Ausgangspunkt der Ausstellung und zugleich Einladung zur Wiederentdeckung eines in Deutschland bisher weniger bekannten herausragenden filmischen Werks ist Klassenverhältnisse des französischen Filmemacherpaares Jean-Marie Straub (*1933) und Danièle Huillet (1936-2006) von 1984, eine in Hamburg gedrehte Verfilmung von Franz Kafkas Romanfragment Der Verschollene. Der Film erzählt vom sozialen Abstiegsweg des jungen, [...]

24.10.2018

Kategorie: Ausstellungen

Tags: Scanlan