Rod Barton, London is pleased to present “My Tarp Has Sprung a Leak”, the first UK solo exhibition of Norwegian artist Kenneth Alme. The apparent redundancy of a tarpaulin with holes is a key theme within Alme’s latest body of work and is reflected in the shows title, borrowed from Nirvana’s seminal Something in the Way. Alme cites the tarpaulins presence in popular culture as a constant trope in “My Tarp Has Sprung a Leak”; from Laura Palmer’s makeshift burial shroud in the opening scenes of Twin Peaks to the father’s use of a tarpaulin to protect his family in Cormack McCarthy’s The Road. In each of these cases an object that is traditionally used as a protective tool fails to provide the safety desired: “He pushed away the plastic tarpaulin and raised himself in the stinking robes and blankets and looked towards the east for any sign of light but there was none.”
For his first exhibition with Sprüth Magers, Andro Wekua transformed the London gallery by installing a wall constructed of rough breeze blocks, partially obscuring the view into the space through the large bay window. While from the exterior the blocks will be untreated and exposed, the interior side of the wall will have a smooth white surface as if to disguise it from within, allowing the wall to blend seamlessly into the interior space. Within the gallery, Wekua will suspend from the ceiling a life-sized sculpture of an androgynous adolescent.
Charlie Billingham “Jam Standard” and Joe Reihsen “Factory Paint, Aftermarket Interior” at Brand New Gallery, Milan
Charlie Billingham ”Jam Standard”
Brand New Gallery is glad to announce “Jam Standard”, the first solo exhibition in Italy by British artist Charlie Billingham.
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s debut exhibition with Michelle Grabner.
In his installations, performances, sculptures, drawings and photographs, Roman Ondák invites us to rediscover habits and common objects hiding within everyday life.
Mathew Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Ken Okiishi.
New sculpture, works on paper and photographs by the young Canadian artist and newly minted Bard College MFA grad.
With works & contributions by: Daniel Buren, Charles James, Antonio Lopez, Agnes Martin, Joseph Cornell, Robert Smithson, The Cockettes, Jack Smith, Joan Jonas, Peter Hujar, Alvin Baltrop, Gordon Matta-Clark, Yvonne Rainer, Stefan Brecht, Guy Hocquenghem, Esther Phillips, Andy Warhol, Philip Smith, Louise Lawler, Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, J.J. Grandville, Marcel Broodthaers, David Wojnarowicz, Moyra Davey, Sadie Benning, Donald Moffett, Gran Fury, Silence=Death Project, Gregg Bordowitz, Fierce Pussy, Zoe Leonard.
Glasgow-based Canadian artist Ciara Phillips works with printmaking in the broadest sense: from serigraphy, textiles and photography to site-specific wall works. She often collaborates with other artists, designers or groups in the local community, where she makes active use of the working collectivity that printing techniques invite. Drawing inspiration from various traditions, disciplines and histories, Phillips combines the democratic and critical potential of graphic art with an elegant, formal investigation of the specificity of the art of printing.
The Kitchen is pleased to present “Danh Vō and Xiu Xiu: Metal”. The exhibition is curated by Tim Griffin with Lumi Tan. Having previously remarked that “the passport is the ultimate performance piece”—citing Felix Gonzalez Torres’s understanding of how movement and, by extension, cultural perspective, takes place in a legislated sphere—Vō has invited two Bangkok, Thailand-based gold pounders, Nantapol and Pruan Panicharam, to be present in the gallery while producing the gold leaf that often adorns his sculptures, from cardboard cartons featuring brand names from Budweiser to Colgate. This father-and-son team’s process of flattening 24-carat squares of gold into leaf takes three hours to execute; they will be working in the gallery daily from noon to 3pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
AlbumArte is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Italy of Christine Rebet, “Meltingsun”, curated by Maria Rosa Sossai and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi.
The work of Oscar Murillo is comprised of paintings, sculptures, videos and performances, and takes the shape of installations that preserve traces of former use. Although his works can be autonomous and viewed individually, it is truly within the exhibition itself, wherein the artist assembles all different mediums and aspects of his art, that they are truly able to find their meaning. For his solo exhibition at 40mcube for the occasion of the Ateliers de Rennes–Biennial of contemporary art, he presents a series of new works, one of which is a permanent performance that the public can activate.
Clemens von Wedemeyer is presenting an almost purely acoustic show for his solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Braunschweig. It is dedicated to the history of the Deutsches Spracharchiv (German Language Archive), the work of its founder, the linguist and neurologist Eberhard Zwirner, and the ideas behind phonometry, which he decisively influenced. The archive once temporarily resided in the Villa Salve Hospes— the present home of the Kunstverein.
Many foreign artists in Italy still compare themselves with the Italian historical and cultural context, renewing an old tradition and reinterpreting the setting and customs, as did Hendrik Christian Andersen—born in Norway, raised in America, settled in Rome—at the beginning of the twentieth century. The project “by Hendrik” draws reference to this phenomenon. Located in the Museum-House of Hendrik Andersen, the ideal venue, it calls together some of the most representatives figures of the international art scene to conceive original projects in the space.
Louise Lawler continues her complex research on the work of art functions in its own environment. The artist’s pictures of artworks installed in private collectors houses, museums and storage exemplifies the importance of the contextual component for the mimetic structure of an artwork.
Jodie Carey, Valerie Krause, Davide Balliano, Charlotte Mumm, Andreas Zingerle, James Clarkson
Continuing its historic relations with the great protagonists of Conceptual Art, after David Lamelas, Galleria Lia Rumma in Milan is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition season with “The Ideal City”, a solo show by Victor Burgin.
Exhibition presenting (new) works by: Iman Issa Imogen Stidworthy Metahaven Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Rashad Becker Noam Toran Vermeir & Heiremans. “A Glass Darkly” looks to examine a historical vision in the light of the present moment. 2014 marks exactly 100 years since the German visionary writer Paul Scheerbart wrote the book Glasarchitektur. The book exemplifies the modernist ideals of transparency and universality as projections for a progressive “new culture”. How do these ideals stand up today? Presenting a selection of works in different audio-visual forms, the exhibition at Stroom Den Haag attempts to provide some answers.