Istituto Svizzero, 24.03.–01.07.2018
Istituto Svizzero is pleased to present “Skulptur/ Fotografie”, a solo presentation by artist Roman Signer.
Roman Signer is counted amongst the most renowned contemporary Swiss artists with an extremely versatile body of work encompassing various disciplines such as sculpture, drawing, happening, installation-work, photography, and video.
Signer is best known for his ephemeral time sculptures, with their ties to process, transformation and movement, and which have contributed to the redefinition of the very concept of sculpture since the mid-seventies. His creative process often reveals, by means of a structured suspension in time, what is scarcely, or very seldom, visible. His sculptural works exist as experimental movements where the process is more important than the visual appearance, collections of passing moments where slight transformations of shape and matter occur. The artist’s sculpture/actions are free to unfold their [...]
Schwules Museum*, 09.03.–15.04.2018
colony is a group exhibition by the Ankara-based LGBTIQ* association, Kaos GL, which brings together contemporary artistic inquries that deal with the social norms of binaries and dichotomies, and constructs a queer utopia. Despite severe political reprisals in Turkey, held between the dates 23 December, 2017 - 3 February, 2018 in Istanbul, colony was composed by the artists and participants; Yavuz Erkan, Ursula Mayer, Nilbar Güreş, Erinç Seymen & Uğur Engin Deniz, Daria Martin, Gökçe Yiğitel, Mary Maggic, İris Ergül, Katja Novitskova, Furkan Öztekin, Dynasty Handbag, Aykan Safoğlu, İz Öztat and Zişan, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mariah Garnett, Umut Yıldırım, Yasemin Nur and Let the Good Times Roll. The exhibition was corporealised by the curation of Kevser Güler, Derya Bayraktaroğlu and Aylime Aslı Demir.
Shortly before the opening of the [...]
Base / Progetti per l’arte, 14.03.–21.05.2018
Objects in the Mirror is the project conceived by Roman Ondak for the architectural container of Base and for the public who frequents that context. On this occasion, his displacement and regenerative approach focuses on the presence of the glass door and the window of the place. These two elements strongly characterize the space, making it visually accessible to the observer from outside and inside, and vice versa, leaving it at a safe distance beyond the glass at the same time. The title, as specified by the artist himself, derives from “Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”. This is the phrase that in some countries must, by law, be engraved on the rear-view mirrors of cars. The safety warning urges the driver to pay attention to the fact that such a convex mirror makes the objects reflected in it look smaller. The artist, creates a surreal and concrete, immaterial and engaging situation, focused on the re-formulation of the [...]
aura gallery, 03.03.–03.04.2018
aura gallery in Beijing is showing works by Benjamin Butler from March 3rd until April 3rd.