Travesía Cuatro, 13.11.2016–21.01.2017
Curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Claudia Segura
Artists: Charlie Billingham, Freddy Dewe Mathews, Fernanda Fragateiro, Luís Lázaro Matos, Alberto Lezaca, Jorge Méndez Blake, Alexandra Noel,
Mayana Redin, Gabriel Sierra, Aimée Zito Lema
My mirror looks towards the interior.
I write the words on the front and around the corners of the mouth.
My human faces are truer than the real ones.
– Paul Klee –
Aquél que camina delante is the answer to the double sequence of exhibitions that started with the show El que camina al lado in February 2016 at Travesía Cuatro Madrid. This continuation takes place at the gallery’s second space located in Guadalajara, México, and it seeks to question, atomize and propose new readings of the notion of the Doppelgänger from other possible [...]
Kunstraum Lakeside, 02.12.2016–27.01.2017
Martin and Werner Feiersinger to adapt their “Italomodern” project for Kunstraum Lakeside. Martin, an architect, has for several years been investigating little-known works of postwar architecture in Northern Italy. Based on his extensive research, he and his brother, the artist Werner Feiersinger, undertake regular forays through Northern Italy. In 2011, aut, Innsbruck’s architecture center, mounted the exhibition “Italomodern. Architecture in Northern Italy 1946–1976,” and published a catalogue of the same name. This undertaking provides new insights into the architecture of this era. With an emphasis on individual structures, Martin and Werner Feiersinger included projects by neorealists and rationalists, by brutalists and proponents of organic architecture. The spectrum ranges from small homes and apartment houses to megalomaniac residential complexes, and from machine-like architecture to bold constructions and idiosyncratic one-off works by [...]
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, 19.11.2016–28.01.2018
The Present Order introduces the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The title is borrowed from an artwork by Ian Hamilton Finlay, which the artist donated to the museum when the collection was founded. The varying inscriptions on the three stone blocks point towards essential issues involved in the presentation of the collection: Present The Order, the elucidation of an order, underlines the fact that systems of order always arise from the ideas of a certain era. Order The Present, the causation of the present, raises the question of the point in time at which art develops. How does it regard and influence its present? Finally The Present Order, the acceptance of an order, issues an invitation to confront the various interpretations that are condensed into a work of art from a contemporary point of view. During the course of one year, the exhibition presents various possibilities of ordering museum inventories, encouraging an active approach towards the [...]
Badischer Kunstverein, 13.12.2016–08.01.2017
Henri Chopin, Danica Dakić, Edgar Endress/Lori Lee/Chris Rackley, Noa Eshkol, Nilbar Güreş, Rana Hamadeh, Dóra Maurer, Hansjörg Mayer, Falke Pisano, Hannah Weinberger
In this annual exhibition a broad variety of works by the artist members of Badischer Kunstverein is on display.
Oslo 10, 18.11.–18.12.2016
A lot of stuff is lying around; the whole room is covered. Drawn on often washed linen, ripped indigo colored cotton; a sculpture titled Light and Fluffy Sea Eel; boiled alpaca wool and sea snails as a sign of a withdrawn heart. Old terrycloth; a silky, woolen jersey; olive polyester and like a transparent snack: an alternating assortment of raw prawns and grapes on a plate. A flyer about the exhibition Cool and Breezy. Artworks conjuring a sense of cool respite on hot summer days. Figures in paintings whose garments flutter in the wind, splashing sprays of water and celadon glazed stoneware.
With works by:
Feminist Land Art Retreat
Christine und Irene Hohenbüchler
Lucia Elena Prusa
Július Koller (1939–2007) is one of the most important Eastern European artists working since the 1960s, whose art had and has considerable international significance. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of the Slovak artist’s work to date, documenting his independent contribution to the neo-avantgarde and based on painstaking research into his art and archives.
Koller's work developed in critical distance to the communist authorities and their official art, and it also questioned traditions in modernism and the conventions of the Western art business. Since the mid-1960s he designed Antihappenings and Antipictures, creating a playfully ironic oeuvre that combined a Dadaist spirit with radical-skeptical stance. Koller painted object-images in white latex and pictures of question marks that became the universal symbol of his critical view of everyday life and reality.
Koller saw tennis and table tennis as participatory art [...]