February 2013

    This month, Artforum shines a light on the art of postwar Japan—and its contemporary repercussions. 

    A special portfolio reveals previously unpublished works by Tsuruko Yamazaki—one of the longest-standing members of the Gutai group.

    On the occasion of the major New York exhibitions “Gutai: Splendid Playground,” opening this month at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde,” at the Museum of Modern Art, six distinguished contributors reflect on this vital field marked by violence, guilt, and repression as much as by technological and capitalist utopias, examining some of its little-known but no less seminal participants.

  • Franz West - Ivo Dimchev, 'X-On', Centre Pompidou, Paris

    30.01, 31.01 and 01.02.2013 (8:30pm)

    Bulgarian choreographer Ivo Dimchev accepted the challenge of presenting Austrian artist Franz West's famous papier mâché sculptures, the Passstücke (Adaptives), in dance. Dimchev and his dancers incorporate the Adaptives into the performance, declaring themselves works of art and posing questions about our intellectual, physical and sensory relationship to the work. 
    To appreciate art, one must first develop a physical relationship to it. While West encourages visitors to his exhibits to explore the works, here Dimchev invites spectators to handle the sculpture, inspired by the rhythm of the object and the music. Dimchev is a fascinating performer with a unique imagination. He produces extreme works, marked by strange fantasies, a gestural vocabulary and an impressive use of voice.

    Spectacles et concerts

    30 - 31 January 2013, at 20h30 
    1 February 2013, at 20h30 

    Grande Salle - Centre Pompidou

    Tickets: billetterie.centrepompidou

  • Taryn Simon, 'An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar', Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden

    19.01 - 17.03.2013

    The Hasselblad Foundation presents An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar (2007), the first exhibition in Sweden by the American artist Taryn Simon. 

    In An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Taryn Simon compiles an inventory of what lies hidden and out-of-view within the borders of the United States. The series reveals objects, sites, and spaces that are integral to America’s foundation, mythology, or day to day functioning but remain inaccessible or unknown to a public audience. These unseen subjects include radioactive capsules at a nuclear waste storage facility and the art collection of the CIA. Simon examines a culture through documentation of subjects from domains including: science, government, medicine, entertainment, nature, security, and religion. She confronts the divide between those with and without the privilege of access.

    Taryn Simon’s artistic medium consists of three equal elements: photography, text, and graphic design. Simon’s works investigate the impossibility of absolute understanding and open up the space between text and image, where disorientation occurs and ambiguity reigns. Some of her other works include A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, which was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. Contraband (2010), is an archive of global desires and perceived threats, presenting 1,075 images of items that were detained or seized from passengers and mail entering the United States from abroad. The Innocents (2003) documents cases of wrongful conviction in the U.S., calling into question photography’s function as a credible witness and arbiter of justice. 

    Taryn Simon was born in New York in 1975. Her works have been the subject of monographic exhibitions at institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2008); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2004); and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2003). Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011 her work was included in the 54th Venice Biennale.

    Curator: Dragana Vujanovic, Hasselblad Foundation


    17.02 - 05.05.2013

    The repetitive use of certain motives and materials is a characteristic feature of Anselm Reyle’s work. He handles a wide range of artistic mediums from painting to sculpture and works from found objects, which have been distanced from their original function, alienated visually and put into a new context. His artistic world is bright and colored. He plays with materials and textures, colors and metallic effects. He assembles modeling pastes, mirrors, glitter and acrylic varnishs to fluorescent colors to revisits the codes of kitsch and ornamental.

    His exhibition at MAGASIN will point up the monumentality of the central space under roof, called la Rue which will be the place of a specific work realized for this occasion. The galleries space will gather existing works and will be an overview of Anselm Reyle’s oeuvre.

    On the occasion of these two exhibitions, a catalog will be published by Distanz Verlag and boasts countless illustrations, including many images of the installations at MAGASIN, and essays by David Ebony and Dirk Luckow as well as an interview Friedrich von Borries conducted with Anselm Reyle. The book will be published in trilingual version (in English, French and German).

    Born in 1970 in Tübingen, Germany, Anselm Reyle studied Fine Arts in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. Since 1997, he lives and works in Berlin and teaches since 2009 at the Fine Art School of Hamburg.

    Curator of the exhibition: Yves Aupetitallot

  • Tom Burr, Tatiana Trouvé @ 'Migors Meets Museion', Museion, Bolzano, Italy

    06.10.2012 - 09.06.2013

    A dialogue between two collections, the exhibition “Migros Meets Museion” brings together an important nucleus of works from the collection of the Migros Museum in Zurich with a number of important pieces from the Museion collection.

    The Bolzano museum is the only venue in Italy to present the works from Migros, which during its recent remodel has sent its collection on tour, exhibiting it in various European venues, from the Kunsthalle in Krems to the Kunstmuseum in Lichtenstein and the  Fridericianum in Kassel.

    Museion presents the work of fourteen artists, including installations, sculptures, video and photography: Tom Burr, John Baldessari, Elmgreen & Dragset, Urs Fischer, Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, Rachel Harrison, David Lamelas, Cady Noland, Bojan Šarčević, Tatiana Trouvé, Franz Erhard Walther and Cathy Wilkes.

    Migros and Museion: both museums have works in their collections that engage with some of the key movements and themes of the art of the last century. The “sacrality” of these movements is however undermined by the “remix” effect, appropriating and recombining the art languages of the past. Minimalism and Functionalism, Pop Art and Conceptual Art are all part of the vocabulary of many of the featured artists, whose works lend these movements new meanings and remix them with the utmost freedom.

    Curated by Letizia Ragaglia in collaboration with Heike Munder and Judith Welter (Migros Museum für Gegenwartkunst, Zurich)

  • Gregor Hildebrandt, Barbara Kasten @ 'Decenter: An exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory show', Abron Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York

    17.02 - 07.04.2013

    In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the "New Spirit" of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists. Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness.
    Our exhibition poses the question "What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age?" The show will exhibit a core group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding iInternet component of digital works in an online gallery.

    Artists: Cory Arcangel, Tony Cokes, Douglas Coupland, David Kennedy Cutler, N. Dash, Michael Delucia, Jessica Eaton, Franklin Evans, Amy Feldman, Andrea Geyer, David Gilbert, Ethan Greenbaum, Gregor Hildebrandt, Butt Johnson, John Houck, Barbara Kasten, Andrew Kuo, Liz Magic Laser, Douglas Melini, Ulrike Mohr, Brenna Murphy, John Newman, Gabriel Orozco, Rafaël Rozendaal, Seher Shah, Travess Smalley, Sara VanDerBeek

  • Ange Leccia @ FRAC Basse Normandie

    12.01 - 13.02.2013

    Exhibition "Véronique Joumard - Ange Leccia" at FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

    Opening on Friday 11th of January - 6 pm
    Exhibition from January 12 to February 13.
    Everyday from 2 to 6 pm

  • Mark Hagen: One of the 25 artists to watch in 2013

    2012 was a pivotal year for the career of Mark Hagen, with the solo exhibition TBA de nouveau at Almine Rech in Paris, inclusion in Art Basel Miami Beach 2012's Art Public section at the Bass Art Museum in Miami (as well as eye-catching work at both Almine Rech's booth at Art Basel and International Art Objects' booth at NADA) and group exhibitions at LACMA (where he will participate in an artist conversation on January 13),International Art Objects, Night Gallery and Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco, Peres Projects in Berlin, Marlborough Chelsea in New York and the Torrance Art Museum. Hagen, whose work was one of the highlights of Made in LA 2012 at The Hammer Museum, will have a solo at Almine Rech's Brussels gallery in 2013.

  • MARK HANDFORTH, UGO RONDINONE, FRANZ WEST @ 'L'art à l'endroit: Un parcours d'art contemporain à Aix-en-Provence', Aix-en-Provence, France

    12.01 - 17.02.2013

    Le week-end des 12 et 13 janvier marque le coup d’envoi de Marseille-Provence 2013. Cet événement avec quatre temps forts festifs et de multiples propositions d’expositions donne le ton d’une année entière de culture, de fêtes et de découvertes artistes, lieux culturels, habitants et visiteurs s’associent pour commencer l’année Capitale en beauté.À Aix-en-Provence, la journée s’ouvre avec l’inauguration d’un parcours d’art contemporain dans l’espace public. Xavier Douroux, commissaire de l’exposition, a choisi des grands noms de l’art contemporain — Yayoi Kusama, Thomas Houseago ou Ugo Rondinone, entre autres — pour bousculer une dizaine d’espaces dans la ville. La Cour de l’Hôtel de Ville, la fontaine de la Rotonde, le Cours Mirabeau, le Grand Théâtre de Provence, le Pavillon Vendôme ou encore le Palais de Justice vivent une métamorphose surprenante qui amène visiteurs et habitants à reconsidérer les espaces du vivre-ensemble. La Capitale est lancée avec un parcours qui met « L’art à l’endroit » !

    Artistes : Marc-Camille Chaimowicz, Mark Handforth, Thomas Houseago, Rachel Feinstein, Kimsooja, Yayoi Kusama, Jorge Pardo, Huang Yong Ping, Ugo Rondinone, Sofia Taboas, Xavier Veilhan, Franz West.
    Commissariat : Xavier Douroux.


    12.01 - 31.03.2013

    Pour l’inauguration du nouvel espace, une ambitieuse exposition invite des artistes contemporains des deux rives. Si toute oeuvre s’inscrit dans un contexte originel et une histoire singulière, le voyage et le nomadisme qui caractérisent l’artiste contemporain constituent une expérience existentielle, qui devient le lieu même de la création. À l’ère de la globalisation, au contact de la diversité du monde et des cultures, l’identité de chacun se trouve sans cesse remaniée. Une quarantaine d’artistes issus des pays du pourtour de la Méditerranée ont été choisis sur leur aptitude à nous repenser en êtres aux identités plurielles, en perpétuel devenir, et sur leur capacité à investir le réel en une réflexion critique. Ils appartiennent pour la majorité d’entre eux à la génération née dans les années 1960-1970 et jouissent d’une reconnaissance sur la scène internationale. Parmi les oeuvres exposées dont un grand nombre de propositions inédites, conçues pour l’exposition, quelques-unes traitent du paysage méditerranéen. Elles sont nombreuses à interroger les notions d’identité, de citoyenneté, du même et de l’autre. Plusieurs s’attachent à transmettre l’expérience de l’émigration, de l’exil et du déracinement. Elles offrent aussi une vision de l’histoire au présent, par le biais de l’articulation de récits personnels à l’histoire. En prise avec les réalités sociales, politiques et géopolitiques, elles nous informent de l’état du monde, en explorent ses mutations à venir.

    39 artistes de renommée internationale
    38 projets dont 28 produits spécialement (6 Ateliers de l’EuroMéditerranée) 
    2400 m2 d’exposition. Peinture, photographie, sculpture, installations vidéo 
    Inauguration de la Tour-Panorama, un nouveau lieu de diffusion dédié à l’art contemporain

    Artistes :
     Etel Adnan, Ziad Antar, Fikret Atay, Kader Attia, Fayçal Baghriche, Lara Baladi, Gilles Barbier, Yto Barrada, Taysir Batniji, Mohamed Bourouissa, Danica Dakic, Inci Eviner, Ymane Fakhir, Mounir Fatmi, Lara Favaretto, Gloria Friedmann, Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, Mona Hatoum, Mouna Karray, Bouchra Khalili, Djamel Kokene, Jannis Kounellis, Sigalit Landau, Ange Leccia, Annette Messager, Jean-Luc Moulène, Youssef Nabil, Orlan, Yazid Oulab, Adrian Paci, Javier Pérez, Sarkis, Hrair Sarkissian, Zineb Sedira, Wael Shawky, Djamel Tatah, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Akram Zaatari

    Commissariat : Juliette Laffon. 
    Production :
     Marseille-Provence 2013