Tania Pérez Córdova: Generalization

SculptureCenter, New York, United States, 23.09.–11.12.2023

Tania Pérez Córdova: Generalization

Tania Pérez Córdova, Todas nuestras explicaciones (All Our Explanations), 2022, detail. Commissioned by Museo Tamayo, Mexico City. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jorge Davalos, Gerardo Landa y Eduardo López (GLR Estudio) / Tania Pérez Córdova

Generalization is the first survey of artist Tania Pérez Córdova (b. 1979, Mexico City) in a United States institution, featuring a selection of twenty-four works made over the past ten years, as well as objects specially commissioned for this occasion. The exhibition presents a reading of Pérez Córdova’s work through issues that her artistic endeavors have sought to address: the passage of time, the nature of materials, the gaze of the other, the imminence or possibility of an action, the way in which we assign value to objects, negative space, and more recently, the insufficiency of discourse. Generalization is the artist’s most significant and comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. to date, providing audiences with a first opportunity to survey the breadth and depth of the last decade of Pérez Córdova’s idiosyncratic and innovative works across media.
Primarily using materials that are [...]

23.09.2023

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Jan Merta: Lidová škola umění – Jan Merta and with him Jasanský – Polák

Ústí nad Labem House of Arts, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, 14.09.–25.11.2023

Jan Merta: Lidová škola umění – Jan Merta and with him Jasanský – Polák

Jan Merta, How Many Minutes Of Silence, 2021–2022

The city of Ústí nad Labem is often viewed as having no significant influence on the development of contemporary art, but, closer examination many interesting connections that, at the very least, challenge this notion. Jan Merta, one of the key figures of contemporary Czech painting, was born in 1952, and his story illustrates how, both in the past and present, this city situated on the cultural periphery has provided important impulses for the artistic growth of undeniably creative personalities and has thus helped shape the greater art scene in general. The exhibition Lidová škola umění, which is being hosted by the Ústí nad Labem House of Arts, is based on memories from the artist’s adolescence, a period of time spanning from 1966 to 1972, during which he lived in the city, as well as from frequent visits with his parents, who lived here too until 1989, as Jan’s father, Hynek Merta, was as a pastor in [...]

14.09.2023

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Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler: Träume von Räumen

KinderKunstLabor, Sankt Pölten, Austria, 13.09.–01.10.2023

Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler: Träume von Räumen

Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler, Regal für Berge (Berge), 1998, Beech wood, acrylic lacquer and polyurethane foam, 227 × 60 × 25 cm, loan from the evn collection, Maria Enzersdorf

In Träume von Räumen (Dreams of Spaces), the author Georges Perec lists spaces, describes and systematises them and links their logics, their routines in new ways: such as Perec's concept of a flat that has a room with a specific function for each day of the week. Regal für Berge (Berge) by Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler brings the mountain that "stops the gaze" into the exhibition. Their installation is a sculpture for sculptures and thus echoes the nesting system of the wooden Matryoshka dolls. Objects in yellow, red, light green and dark green are placed on a plain wooden shelf with four boards. The four sculptures resemble mountains in miniature, but can also be reminiscent of oversized acorns. The shifting of the proportions and the nesting of the spaces can create a connection to Perec's text and make it haptically-sensually tangible for us. 

Together with Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich, 2022 succeeded [...]

13.09.2023

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Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: Petromelancholia

BRUTUS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 02.09.–19.11.2023

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck: Petromelancholia

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Last barrel of oil, date postponed, sustainable wood paper, ink, financial markets

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck participates in the exhibition "Petromelancholia", at BRUTUS in Rotterdam. The thematic shown brings together 32 contemporary artists of different cultural backgrounds and generations.

The activity of Balteo-Yazbeck (Caracas 1972) is directly related to Venezuelan socio-political history in the global context of extractivism, specifically oil.

According to historian Sean Nesselrode Moncada: The ability of oil to serve as a connective tissue between business investment, government policy, military campaigns and artistic patronage forms the basis of much of the conceptual practice of this artist. In his readymade-performance piece, entitled "last barrel of oil, date postponed" made of sustainable wood, paper, ink, printed paper, financial markets and sales protocol, Balteo-Yazbeck prices a 3.5 centimeter miniature (multiple) piece to the fluctuating future value of oil on the New York [...]

02.09.2023

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Chin Tsao: On the New. Viennese Scenes and Beyond – Part 2

Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria, 14.07.–15.10.2023

Chin Tsao: On the New. Viennese Scenes and Beyond – Part 2

Exhibition view "On the new. Viennese Scenes and Beyond – Part 2", Photo: Galerie Martin Janda

What is going on in local art scenes, studios, and alternative exhibition spaces? And how can one exhibition capture the diversity of the production and presentation of art?

Belvedere 21 already explored these questions with the 2019 show On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna, developing a dynamic, collaborative format that involved multiple contributors and a shared curatorial authorship. In addition to presenting eighteen individual artistic positions, twelve Viennese project spaces hosted rotating exhibitions within the show, each kicked off with a ‘midissage’ (midway opening) complemented by discursive events and performances.

In 2023, On the New. Viennese Scenes and Beyond picks up this thread and expands on the original concept. In order to provide a broader view of contemporary approaches, strategies, and discourses, the survey now also includes artists and project spaces from other parts of Austria. In an expanded [...]

14.07.2023

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Hugo Canoilas: CLOSE/D artistic explorations in neighboring environments

Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna, Austria, 28.06.–31.10.23

Hugo Canoilas: CLOSE/D artistic explorations in neighboring environments

Hugo Canoilas, Belvedere, 2023, Photo: Iris Ranzinger

Through its CLOSE/D project, Kunst Haus Wien has chosen to enter into a dialogue with its neighbourhood and the city as a whole. Twelve artistic interventions in the public space feature ecological perspectives on the present and the future. A free programme of events invites visitors to participate in and around the TRÖSCH III Community Centre.

Over a period of four months, the Museum will be taking a broader look at its immediate surroundings and its social environment through an outdoor exhibition, adopting a neighbourly approach in the process: twelve artistic positions will feature in the public space, opening up diverse ecological perspectives on the present and the future. The invited artists will engage in a dialogue with the Earth and the atmosphere, with the flora and fauna, the Danube Canal, the urban infrastructure and architecture, and with neighbours, [...]

28.06.2023

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