Nlibar Güres: South by Southeast. A Further Surface

Guangdong Times Museum, 22.03.–08.05.2016

Nlibar Güres: South by Southeast. A Further Surface

Nilbar Güres, Desire, 2015

Common is the notion that the south lies at the opposite of north and that the north is supposedly ascendant, more prone to power, and closer to the imagined center. The south is cast as the peripheral and the dispossessed and that it gathers at the perceived fringes of province on a map of asymmetries. Such a curious psycho-geographical, or geopolitical, imagination yields another antinomy: the west and the east, bearing more or less equivalent valences as north and south. This procedure of organizing the world reduces the latter into polarities and verticalities, the west is modern and everywhere yet the east is timeless and afar. The situation where the south and the east cohere to form the coordinate of the southeast is exceptional. It is possibly a double negation: not north, not west. And as such, it is a productive locus: it is not the center, twice.
Commencing from a specific geography and a state of mind to generate a certain way of observing and understanding [...]

22.03.2016

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Werner Feiersinger: Italomodern 1+2: Architektur in Oberitalien 1946–1976

Kunst Meran, 23.04.–26.06.2016

Werner Feiersinger: Italomodern 1+2: Architektur in Oberitalien 1946–1976

Aldo Bernardis, Terrazza a Mare, Lignano Sabbiadoro, 1969-72 Foto: Werner Feiersinger

Opening: Friday, April 22, 2016, 7 pm

Exhibition runs: 23.04.–26.06.2016

Kunst Meran

16.03.2016

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Nilbar Güres: SHE DEVIL 8 - IN THE MIRROR

Studio Stefania Miscetti, 17.03.–16.04.2016

Nilbar Güres: SHE DEVIL 8 - IN THE MIRROR

Nilbar Güres, Soyunma / Undressing, 2013 (video still)

The theme of SHE DEVIL 8 is the MIRROR as a place of reflection and confrontation in which our image is multiplied and analyzed in a critical way, in pursuit of a new subjectivity through which to establish new dynamics of relation with the present.
SHE DEVIL investigates the contours of female identity, which sometimes slides on the reflecting surface, and in other cases needs to violently smash the illusion. Between past and future, what exists reveals itself, on many different planes, in the act of looking in the mirror. The godmother of SHE DEVIL 8 is Elaine Shemilt with the video performance Doppelgänger. The work is part of a series of video experiments by women artists in the 1970s and 1980s, rediscovered and digitally remastered by the research project REWIND, directed by Professor Stephen Partridge. Doppelgänger is one of two still existing videos of a series begun by Shemilt in 1974, salvaged in 2011.
The term doppelgänger is [...]

16.03.2016

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Roman Signer: Films and Installations

Museo d'arte Provincia di Nuoro, 22.04.–03.07.2016

Roman Signer: Films and Installations

With a treasure of more than two hundred films and a series of new installations created for this occasion,  the project at MAN Museum  will be the first solo exhibition of Roman Signer in an Italian museum. 
Signer began his career as an artist in the second half of the 1960s, after working as an architect’s draftsman, an apprentice radio engineer and, for a short time, as a technician in a pressure cooker factory. Known for having defined a new concept of sculpture linked to process, transformation and movement, Signer created installations as actions, experiments, almost always solitary, for which he employed objects of everyday use (umbrellas, tables, boots, containers, hats, bicycles) activated by gunpowder or natural forces such as wind and water. These were processes mostly of explosions and collisions, visually and emotionally intriguing, which interpreted the empirical approach as an artistic [...]

12.03.2016

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Mladen Stilinović: La Réplica Infiel (The Unfaithful Replica)

CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, 18.03.–25.09.2016

Opening: Thursday, 17 March 2016, 6:30 pm

The history of the production of images in the West is inextricably bound to their function as a medium or instrument at the service of external, magical, religious or political ends. However, since the advent of modernism, artworks, art practices and the exhibition as event would seem to have diligently conquered the status of total autonomy. The problem is that this conquest might be just apparent, given that, rather than giving art its own voice to question the meaning of what exists, it has simply relegated it to an institutionalised social place disengaged from collective beliefs, as an activity that exists outside of the experience of living and only takes on meaning when referring back to itself. This diffuse aesthetisation is sustained on a contemplative reception that ultimately returns art production to its theological origins, to a realm of theory external to the work, in which we find traces of the dominant idealism in [...]

10.03.2016

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Benjamin Butler: Trees Alone

Tomio Koyama Gallery, 15.03.–23.04.2016

Benjamin Butler: Trees Alone

Benjamin Butler, Untitled Tree, 2016

Opening: Saturday, March 12, 6pm–8pm

The artist will be present

Artwork Introduction:
 Butler creates paintings that are structured around the motifs of mountains, trees and nature. His methods contain notable convergences with abstract painting, and increasingly abstract elements are evident within the tree paintings that have been a consistent focus of his practice in recent years. The simplified forms of the trees’ branches and trunks appear visually activated by the clarity of the contrasting colors with which Benjamin depicts them. He paints geometric patterns, manipulates color, and his distinctive painterly expressions with vertical lines, diagonals and triangular forms and curves appear to be grasping for the borderline between representation and abstraction.
Butler has remarked that in the beginning, the landscape motifs were a way to make abstract paintings that were accessible to a wide audience. In addition, the original impetus [...]

03.03.2016

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