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Michael E. Smith, Sam Falls, Adriano Costa and Samara Scott “High Street” at Zabludowicz Collection, London

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July 25~2014

Michael E. Smith

The work of Michael E. Smith is enigmatic, thought-provoking and often confounding. Frequently working with found objects of an abject nature such as crushed plastic containers, tarred bird feathers, deconstructed computer casing and resin-encrusted clothes, Smith places these fragments in empty expanses, dark recesses or high corners of gallery spaces.

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“Hypothesis for an Exhibition” at Dominique Lévy, New York

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July 24~2014

Dominique Lévy gallery presents a collaborative artists’ project inspired by the work of Italian Conceptualist Giulio Paolini. Titled “Hypothesis for an Exhibition” and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Brätsch, Guyton\Walker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Yeşiltaç.

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“Nuclear War: What’s in it for you?” at Vilma Gold, London

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July 24~2014

KP Brehmer, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Gaylen Gerber, Suzy Lake, Ludmila Seefried-Matejkova. Curated by Will Benedict.

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Vern Blosum at Kunsthalle Bern

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July 23~2014

As most exhibitions do, this one starts with a story. At first glance, it’s easy to think that Vern Blosum’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern, curated by Lionel Bouvier, is not an uncommon one. In the archaeological dig of the past it seems for each new young artist, there’s a rediscovered counterpart; the resurrection of figure forgotten by history, who for all intensive purposes may be forgotten just as quickly again. When you read a bit deeper, Blosum’s story comes with its fair share of intrigue, deception, and subversion—a young artist decides to play the game of the then-nascent movement of pop art and finds brief success. Leo Castelli sells the work, not knowing Blosum’s true identity. After mounting skepticism, Alfred H. Barr (a figure, who like most in art history, seem so foreign to our current landscape that they are almost a fiction themselves) begins a quasi-witch hunt, which led him to eventually find that there was no birth record in Blosum’s “birth state” of Colorado. The discovery of his lack of identity led to the physical (and perhaps equally ideological) removal of his painting from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Michael Krebber “Systemic Relevance” at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

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July 22~2014

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Liam Gillick “From 199C to 199D” at le Magasin, Grenoble

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July 22~2014

For more than twenty years Liam Gillick (born 1964, U. K.) has been questioning the exhibition as phenomenon and isolated possible markers that could define it.

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“Chatbots, tongues, denial & various other abstractions” at Bortolami Gallery, New York

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July 21~2014

Vision has always been unreliable. True or false, could a photograph or a painting ever show us more than the outward appearance of things? But today visual form seems particularly vexed.

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Aaron Curry “Paintings” at Michael Werner Gallery, London

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July 21~2014

Michael Werner Gallery, London, is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry. This is the artist’s first exhibition devoted to paintings, representing a new direction in his work.

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“Till youth and genial years are flown” at Galleria Zero, Milan

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July 20~2014

Galleria Zero presents “Till youth and genial years are flown”, a project by Gloria de Risi.

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Luciano Perna “life is full of surprises, more or less interesting…” at Downtown Photoroom, Los Angeles

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July 19~2014

“Last year, large quantities of silver and gold were detected in the Mediterranean Sea by a group of scientists. The particles were discharged from an underwater volcano named Kolumbo. Silver has been used for thousands of years for tools and ornament, for trade, and for monetary systems. Photography consumed more than 30% of the silver produced in 1998, though its use has declined more recently due to the emergence of digital technology and home printing devices.

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“30/60, works from the collection of the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne” at Museo Marino Marini, Florence

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July 19~2014

Museo Marino Marini presents “30/60, works from the collection of the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne”.

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Elias Hansen “You can cry all you want, but it ain’t changing shit” at Jonathan Viner, London

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July 18~2014

Jonathan Viner is pleased to present “You can cry all you want, but it ain’t changing shit”, an exhibition of new works by Elias Hansen.

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Ceal Floyer and Karin Sander “Paper Work” at Esther Schipper, Berlin

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July 17~2014

Esther Schipper is pleased to announce an exhibition of Ceal Floyer and Karin Sander entitled “Paper Work” that focuses on the artists’ drawing practice.

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Jimmie Durham “Traces and Shiny Evidence” at Parasol unit, London

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July 17~2014

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present the work of artist Jimmie Durham in a solo exhibition from 12 June to 9 August 2014.

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8th Berlin Biennale

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July 16~2014

As part of the report for the conference organized by ZKM and ifa of Germany, “Biennials: Prospect and Perspectives, Biennials in dialogue 5 ZKM, Karlsruhe 27.2. – 1.3.2014″* Adnan Yildiz interviewed Juan Gaitan through the main points that came through the sessions and presentains in Karlsruhe -aiming to develop an open end structure instead of a conclusion. With the occasion of the 8th berlin Biennial, the discussion promises new directions in the vocabulary of the biennial worlds.

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Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson “A Moveable Feast – Part XI” and Cheyney Thompson “Drunks” at Campoli Presti, Paris and London

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July 15~2014

Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson “A Moveable Feast – Part XI” at Campoli Presti, Paris

Campoli Presti is pleased to announce “A Moveable Feast – Part XI” with a presentation of works by Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson. This is their second collaborative exhibition at the gallery since Smoke & Mirrors, presented in Paris in 2005.

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Douglas Coupland “everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything” at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

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July 14~2014

“Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything” is the first major survey exhibition of the artist’s work and will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31 to September 1, 2014.

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Scott Myles “Mummies” and Richard Wright at The Modern Institute, Glasgow

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July 14~2014

Scott Myles “Mummies” at The Modern Institute, Glasgow

The word “mummies” evokes not only those to whom every human being owes their life, but also, inevitably, the bodies famously preserved in Ancient Egyptian burial chambers.

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