GARAGE - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

    11.06.11 - 14.08.11

    Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will present the first solo exhibition in Russia by one of the world’s most important contemporary artists - James Turrell. The American artist will be the subject of a retrospective spanning 40 years, including early experiments with light projections from the 1960s, a specially commissioned Ganzfeld installation (Purusa) and Perceptual Cell (Light ReignFall), presented here for the first time.

  • Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, 'Decade', FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France

    09.07.11 - 18.09.11

    Par quelle déformation de l’esprit croyons-nous voir des scènes pornographiques, des paysages ou des compositions abstraites, alors que cette peinture nous invite à la voir comme une peinture, comme une solution affirmée mais provisoire, une égalité temporaire ? Et pourquoi percevons-nous immédiatement que nombre de ces peintures nous survivrons, nous qui, pourtant, sommes éternels ?

    Eric Troncy

    Les images sont vulgaires mais la peinture, elle, est là dans sa grandeur, son lustre, quelque chose de grandiloquent presque, généreux, débordant. La peinture dans tous ses états. Toutes les factures sont là, toutes les touches possibles, tous les styles, parfois sur une même toile, toutes les manières de peindre, tous les aspects. Tous les genres aussi : portraits, paysages, abstractions, formes géométriques, expériences optiques. Leurs toiles convoquent l’histoire de la peinture, mais discrètement, tout le passé de la peinture sous toutes ses formes, et l’amènent dans notre présent, celui d’Internet où Ida Tursic et Wilfried Mille font leur marché d’images, celui du cinéma, de la pub, des journaux de mode, des starlettes, de la célébrité triste de seconde zone.
    Virginie Vuillaume

    Exposition organisée à l'occasion de la sortie de la parution du livre "Decade"

    Textes de Eric Troncy et Virginie Vuillaume

    Français / Anglais - 280 pages

    Disponible dans The Shop @Almine Rech

    FRAC Auvergne - 6 rue du Terrail - 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    +33(0)4 73 90 5000 -

    Du mardi au samedi de 14h à 18h, le dimanche de 14h à 17h  (Sauf jours fériés) - Entrée libre


    ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

    25.06.11 - 14.08.11

    Over the past seven years the German artist Anselm Reyle has won great international recognition. He is one of the major figures in a new wave of artists who have revived and renewed abstract art. At ARKEN’s major summer exhibition visitors can experience a number of Reyle’s works, including a huge site-specific installation that will be created specifically for the occasion.

    Reyle remixes everyday objects, popular culture and ‘bad taste’ with references to the modernist art of the 20th century. His works are fascinating compositions of seductive materials and surfaces. The colours and materials that Reyle chooses are synthetic and kitschy: rustling silver foil, glossy metal paint and loud neon colours.

    The exhibition will be the first presentation of Anselm Reyle’s works in a Danish museum of art.

  • Taryn SIMON - A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

    Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni

    25.05.11 - 06.11.11

    Tate Modern premieres an important new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon, who chronicles generational histories through an elaborate assembly of image and text.

    In each, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance.

    From feuding families in Brazil to victims of genocide in Bosnia, and human exhibitions in the United States to the living dead in India, Simon forms a collection that maps the relationships among chance, blood and other components of fate. Simon’s presentation explores the struggle to determine patterns embedded in the narratives she documents.

  • The Hague Under the Heaven


    Liu Wei’s multi-faceted oeuvre is a quick-witted commentary to the contemporary society and culture he observes around him.

    The frenetic vibe, intemperate zeal and endless transition of today’s China are all reflected in his art. ChinaIV (2010), on show here, is a variable installation made from porcelain household ware, a tree trunk, cement, iron and netting.

    Its vertical structure evokes another image of a high rise construction site; the arrangement of the separate parts compares how children would build with toy blocks.

    Liu Wei uses existing everyday material, playing with imagination and perception, thus luring the audience in a site of evocative nature touching issues of our immediate surrounding reality.

  • Taryn Simon @ The Danish Pavilion

    54th International Art Exhibition / Biennale di Venezia

    Professional Preview Opening:
    Thursday, 2 June 2011, at 15:30
    Duration of exhibition 4 June–27 November 2011


    For the 54th Venice Biennale, the Danish Pavilion will host an international group exhibition, curated by Katerina Gregos, which will explore the very timely and complex issue of freedom of speech. The question of freedom of speech is one that is being increasingly contested in light of transformations taking place globally, both in authoritarian regimes and in liberal democracies, where civil liberties seem to be increasingly under threat. Apart from the fact that it relates to Denmark specifically, it is also highly relevant in relation to much of what is happening in many countries in the world today, from: press intimidation and censorship in Russia and elsewhere; to Google's recent episode in China; current events in North Africa; changes to media law in Hungary; the WikiLeaks scandal; and other factors such as increased surveillance in the UK and the USA, and highly charged debates about the limits of freedom of speech in several European countries, such as the Netherlands. The notions of freedom of speech and freedom of expression also impact upon, and are interrelated with, other areas such as the freedom of the press, censorship and self-censorship, the internet, copyright, intellectual property, the privatisation of knowledge, protest and public order, public space, judicial and legal questions, pornography, sexual orientation, lifestyle preferences, and human rights issues in general. It is important to point out that the understanding of 'freedom of speech,' in this context is not only in relation to the spoken word per se but also to inextricably interrelated issues of freedom of artistic expression. The exhibition in the Danish Pavilion aims to complicate the issue of freedom of speech, which seems, increasingly, to be used as an empty political slogan that is subjected to a very simplified, biased and populist debate. Denmark has a longstanding reputation of freedom of speech and freedom of press. It has always been at the forefront of the public debate on a number of progressive issues in relation to freedom of speech; but it has also suffered the so-called 'trauma of free speech,' making it even more appropriate to use the Danish Pavilion as a springboard from which to discuss these issues.

    SPEECH MATTERS features 18 international artists of different generations from 12 countries. 13 new installations and works have been commissioned specially for the exhibition

    Participating artists: Agency (International, est. 1992) – Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri (Palestine & Iran) – Robert Crumb (USA, 1943) – Stelios Faitakis (Greece, 1976) – FOS (Denmark, 1971) – Sharon Hayes (USA, 1970) – Han Hoogerbrugge (the Netherlands, 1963) – Mikhail Karikis (Greece, 1975) – Thomas Kilpper (Germany, 1956) – Runo Lagomarsino (Argentina/Sweden, 1977) – Tala Madani (Iran, 1981) – Wendelien van Oldenborgh (the Netherlands, 1962) – Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Denmark, 1970) – Taryn Simon (USA, 1975) – Jan Švankmajer (Czech Republic, 1934) – Johannes af Tavsheden – Tilman Wendland (Germany, 1969) – Zhang Dali (China, 1963).

    Curator: Katerina Gregos

  • John Giorno @ The Bauer Hotel / Venice

    June 2 - June 23, 2011

    The Bauer, Campo San Moise

    San Marco 1459, Venice, Italy

    June 2- June 23, 2011

    Curated by David Dorrell

    The exhibition will open with a performance by John Giorno
    at 10 pm (June 2nd) in the Ballroom of the Bauer Hotel

    In 1968, John Giorno created Dial-A-Poem innovating
    the use of the telephone as a tool of mass communication.
    Dial-A-Poem’s enormous success at reaching a mass
    audience via millions of calls to the hotline, gave rise to
    Dial-A something industry; from Dial-A-Joke and Dial
    Sports to phone sex and 900 numbers. Dial-A-Poem
    ushered in a new era in telecommunications.
    In Star 69: Dial-A-Poem-Relics, WhiteNoise brings
    together both physical elements of Giorno’s Dial-A-Poem
    Actions, including artifacts used during its notorious
    inclusion in the landmark ‘Information’ exhibition at
    MOMA New York in 1970, and audio recordings of works
    by Giorno, William Burroughs and Patti Smith recorded
    for Giorno Poetry Systems.
    As an artist and innovator John Giorno has challenged
    artistic orthodoxy at every turn and his early attempts
    at ‘sampling’ with synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog and
    experimental ‘cut-ups’ (a result of time spent with Brian
    Gysin and William Burroughs) helped break new ground
    in poetry and performance. His willingness to experiment
    presents us, the audience, with a cultural origami of sorts:
    Buddhism, networks and systems, Queer Politics, AIDS
    activism, non-profit business, art and technology – all
    have been folded by Giorno into a praxis that revolts
    against the prevailing nihilistic trend in modernism and
    Post-modernism. John Giorno is an early practitioner of
    what the artist Matthew Stone calls, ‘optimism as cultural
    The Victorian writer, William Hazlitt, called poetry:
    “the universal language which the heart holds with nature
    and itself.” Giorno has both become this language and
    evolved it. As he noted in a 2002 interview with Hans
    Ulrich Obrist: “It occurred to me that poetry was seventyfive
    years behind painting and sculpture and dance and
    music.” Somewhere along this shining path, John Giorno –
    our last warrior-poet – closed the gap.

  • Franz West Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement

    54th Edition Venice Biennial / ILLUMInations (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, June 4th - November 27th, 2011).

    Sturtevant and Franz West will be the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 54th International Art Exhibition

    The decision, made by the Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, under director Bice Curiger’s proposal, finds its motivation in “the uniqueness of their topical contribution to Contemporary Art and for having developed a forceful and rich oeuvre, which invites to see the artistic production in connection with other intellectual discourses”.

    The award will be officially presented to the two artists on June 4th, 2011, at noon during the opening and award ceremony of the exhibition.

  • Biennale di Venezia 2011

    54th International Art Exhibition: ILLUMInazioni - ILLUMInations

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to anounce the participation of  JAMES TURRELL & FRANZ WEST at the 54th International Art Exhibition - ILLUMInations as part of the Venice Biennale.

    Location: Venice (Giardini and Arsenale)

    Dates:  June 4th – November 27th, 2011
    Preview: June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2011

    More informations:

  • THE MEDITERRANEAN APPROACH - 54th Edition Venice Biennial

    Palazzo Zenobio, Venise / 01.06.11 - 08.08.11 / Vernissage le 03.06.11

    La galerie Almine Rech et Art For the World sont heureux de vous convier à l'exposition "The Mediterranean Approach" qui se déroulera du 1er juin au 8 août 2011, à l’occasion de la 54ème édition de la Biennale de Venise, au Palazzo Zenobio à Venise.

    Le vernissage aura lieu le jeudi 3 juin 2011, de 19h à 22h.

    Proposée par Adelina von Fürstenberg (présidente dʼART for The World), et Thierry  Ollat (co-directeur du Musée dʼArt Contemporain de Marseille), lʼexposition accueille les œuvres dʼartistes originaires de la région Meditérranéenne, ou y œuvrant :  Ghada Amer (Egypte), Ziad Antar (Liban), Faouzi Bensaïdi (Maroc), Marie Bovo (Espagne), David Casini (Italie), Hüseyin Karabey (Turquie), Ange Leccia (France), Adrian Paci (Albanie), Maria Papadimitriou (Grèce), Khalil Rabah (Palestine),  Zineb  Sedira (Algérie), Gal Weinstein (Israël), Peter Wüthrich (Suisse).

    "La Méditerranée est bien plus quʼune expression géographique. Cadre vivant de références à un ensemble de modèles complexes, carrefour à la fois de peuples et de cultures, elle est le lieu de la naissance de grandes civilisations et la porte ouverte entre  lʼOccident et lʼOrient. A travers le regard des artistes participants, lʼexposition sʼattache à mettre en lumière les différences, tout comme les similitudes, qui tissent les identités profondes des peuples méditerranéens."


    Art for the World: Laura Revelli Beaumont - / +33 (0)6 70 21 29 40

    Almine Rech Gallery: Camille Blumberg - / +33 (0)1 45 83 71 90