The first exhibition in France of Gabriel Kuri, bottled water branded water, curated by Sandra Patron, takes the site of the Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain and its history as its starting point. Based on his relationship to everyday objects, Gabriel Kuri considers the site like a given situation, with its specific component parts, whether these are spatial, economic or cultural. The title of the exhibition makes reference to the economic activity that brought life to the centre up until the 1970s – that of a thermal spa that provided a series of playful and commercial activities on site. As the neologism of the title suggests, the exhibition implicitly evokes the commercialisation of water, the natural resource that is vital for the survival of humanity, which nonetheless does not escape from marketing logics.
Renée, Philip, Chris—three characters, entangled across two synchronized films, and projected on two constructed surfaces. “The Painter and the Deliveryman” is a solo exhibition of new work by Rosalind Nashashibi. And she, like Objectif Exhibitions itself, is one of the characters on loop.
Nashashibi intended both films to be screened in the basement. Their bifocal ping ponging aids their implicit entanglements, and their subterranean remove allows the vacant entry hall, courtyard, office, and ground floor to serve their functions as mnemonic thoroughfares on the way out.
[A firework is lit. A small crowd stands, watching as it shoots upwards into the sky. An explosion. Sparks fly outwards.]
The history of art since the birth of modernism follows the trajectory of a firework. An artwork, once a singular object of contemplation in which time accumulates, now functions on a flat horizontal field swapping focused engagement for networked global visibility. The singular switched for omni-directional dispersal.
Rennie Collection is pleased to announce the first exhibition in Canada of work by Glenn Brown and Rebecca Warren. This also marks the first time these two Turner Prize-nominated artists have shown together. Seven paintings and a sculpture by Brown are presented in tandem with a series of Warren’s clay and bronze sculptures.
Armando Andrade Tudela has developed, over a ten-year period, a visual universe permeated by notions of interpretation, displacement, and overlapping timescales, drawing on wide-ranging references from art history, architecture, design, music, and sociology.
You have made a rehanging of the permanent collection a key part of the 2013 Carnegie International, which does not seem like a typical approach to the International, or other exhibitions of international art, for that matter.
TK: When we began our conversation, and started looking for things we could latch onto that would structure our conversation, one of them was the institution itself. There is the architecture of the space, but, more importantly, the collection, which is the history of choices people have made in the context of this institution. We found these choices very useful, something to cast ourselves up against.
303 Gallery is pleased to present our first exhibition of new work by Jacob Kassay.
Kassay’s paintings re-evaluate the trajectory of a painting’s production and upend its state as a finished form.
Nina Beier “Sweat no Sweat”
MOSTYN I Wales is delighted to present Sweat no Sweat a solo exhibition by Danish born artist Nina Beier. This exhibition is the first for Beier in a UK public institution, and one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated to her work to date, bringing together both existing works and new commissions.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte, a survey exhibition of the work of renowned filmmaker and artist Chris Marker (1921-2012). The exhibition is presented concurrently at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (October 18, 2013-January 5, 2014) and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University (October 18, 2013-December 22, 2013), and is accompanied by a retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive (October 17-December 9, 2013). see more
Mike Kelley and Michael Smith’s video follows the bizarre journey of Baby Ikki over several days at Burning Man, the festival of “radical self-expression” held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Baby Ikki – pre-lingual and of ambiguous age – is a character that artist Michael Smith has been performing for over thirty years.
Watch the entire film on vdrome.org
Casey Kaplan is pleased to present an exhibition by Liam Gillick and Louise Lawler. Lawler’s work provides a critical examination of the way art is displayed, documented and reprocessed. Gillick uses many strategies to examine the tension between modes of production and the legacy of abstraction.
“they said it couldn’t be done. or maybe they thought it shouldn’t be done. but it has been done. it was done, and it is done.”
Bite into that soft ass
“because of works of art like this. I believe in abstract art. If I have not been able to justify it, I can perhaps say with the pragmatist, with the literalist: There it is. I have shown it to you. It has been done. It is being done. And because it can be done, it will be done. And now, I am done.” (Kirk Varnedoe, Pictures of Nothing, 2003)
James Welling (*1951) is an artist whose work occupies the grey areas between painting, sculpture, and traditional photography. For over 40 years his work has addressed the theme of representation and abstraction in the visual image. By critics, artists, and collectors alike he is considered a central figure in international contemporary photography. In addition to presenting Welling’s documentary oriented work, which follows the tradition of classical artistic photography, as exemplified by the work of Paul Strand, the exhibition “Autograph” also includes his abstract photograms, which recall works by avant-garde artists, such as Moholy-Nagy, Christian Schad, and Man Ray.
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition with Cyprien Gaillard, “Today Diggers, Tomorrow Dickens.” For this ambitious and complex presentation, Gaillard has created two complementary bodies of sculptural works that explore notions of regeneration, ruination, and decay, turning his eye to the relationship between evolution and erosion – a thread that weaves through much of his work. Navigating the concept of the altered readymade through an anthropological lens, Gaillard has incorporated processed natural and industrial materials to achieve an equilibrium that reflects the way in which our society simultaneously progresses and reverts in the realm of the bleak.
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Gedi Sibony. For this exhibition Sibony presents a selection of eight sculptural works that he has extricated from the world, as well as one progressively built up in the studio.
Alicja Kwade has received much recognition in recent years for her sculptures, installations, and videos.
Oscillating between the familiar and the fictional, she combines ready-mades and skilful craftsmanship in sophisticated installations that provoke, amuse, and surprise. Her work possesses formal sculptural qualities with roots in minimalism bordering the surreal or the uncanny.