Weeds are about survival in alien territory. Some grow in harsh and uninhabitable territories where one might think there was not enough soil to support any form of life, such as roadsides, ruins, rubbish dumps, construction sites and through cracks in exposed walls.
Mugwort, thornapple, goldenrod and poppy. Arise, children of the weedland, proletariat of the plant kingdom, and topple the thrones of the nobler horticultural flora, chop off their hypercivilized, hybridized heads. Gird yourselves and gallop out to overthrow the rose, queen of the garden. The Romantics and poets, Emerson and Thoreau, are with you. Gerard Manley Hopkins is singing, “Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet”! But then the gardener’s hand swoops down—as maker, warden and judge of artificial landscapes—and the revolt is already quelled. A hoe to the roots and the weeds have been extirpated. Every garden tended by man is a failed coup-d’état, a foundered revolution.
“[…] her work forges a continuous encounter between various things that are on the surface of the world, bringing together the unexpected and the known without any sort of hierarchy.” —Moacir dos Anjos, “The Cat’s Smile”, Jac Leirner, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo 2012
Mirak Jamal “Mirak Djamal IRONIMUS ‘91”
Galerie Rolando Anselmi is pleased to present “Mirak Djamal IRONIMUS ‘91”, a solo exhibition by Mirak Jamal. The exhibition takes its title from a drawing made in Cologne, Germany—the artist’s childhood residence of the time. At the gallery space Jamal will present a site-specific accumulation of works allowing us to enter a new imaginary terrain revolving around a revisitation of an old drawing.
Kunsthalle Lissabon presents “A Slow Dance Without Name”, the first solo show in Portugal by Italian artist Jacopo Miliani.
Federico Baronello “Indegination” and Mauro Cappotto “Makes, Remakes and Unmakes” at Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania
Fondazione Brodbeck in Catania is glad to announce its exhibiting format by the name of “Unfinished Culture”.
Karl Holmqvist has managed, over the course of twenty-odd years of career, to win both significant critical approval and the admiration of his peers.
“If the whole human race were to degenerate, to become perverted, Sade’s goal would be reached, and there would no longer be any necessity for monsters or sadism.”
—Pierre Klossowski 
Oriol Vilanova (1980, Spain) has taken M’s art collection as the starting point for his first solo museum exhibition “At first sight”.
Thomas Jeppe “Neo-Lad”
Centre of Contemporary Art Futura is pleased to announce “Neo-Lad”, a presentation of new works by Australian artist Thomas Jeppe, that have been produced over the last two months during the artists production residency in the frame of A.I.R. FUTURA.
NEW STUDIO presents an exhibition of new work by Danish artist Wendy Plovmand, her first solo gallery show in the UK.
The latest exhibition of Krystian Truth Czaplicki, a young artist mostly associated with interventions in public space, is an attempt to find a framework for more personal content.
Ellen Cantor combined ready-made materials with diaristic notes and drawings to probe her perceptions and experiences of personal desire and institutional violence.
“To fall with elegance. To fall, tearing ligaments, and instantly rise as if nothing had happened, without injury. This, to some extent, is what is attempted in my drawing.”
Marian Goodman Gallery London is pleased to announce our first exhibition with Ettore Spalletti, combining recent and important earlier paintings, sculpture and works on paper in an encompassing yet atemporal installation that permeates and subtly alters the gallery’s interior architecture.
Collezione Maramotti presents the first exhibition in Europe of the American painter Anna Conway. Four new works were created in 2015 especially for this exhibition.