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  • ALMINE RECH GALLERY @ ART 43 BASEL


    Telephone Paintings - Curated by Nicolas Trembley - Booth H11, Hall 2

    BOOTH H11, HALL 2

    Monday, June 11 -  Preview Art Unlimited / Hall 1 /  4-7 pm (invitation only)
    Tuesday, June 12 - First Choice Opening / Hall 1&2 / 11am-3pm (invitation only)
    Tuesday, June 12 - Preview Opening / Hall 1&2 / 3-8pm (invitation only)
    Wednesday, June 13 - First Choice &Preview / Hall 1&2 / 11am-3pm (invitation only)
    Wednesday, June 13 - Vernissage / Hall 2 / 3-8pm

    Public opening hours:
    Thursday to Sunday, June 14-17 / 11am - 7 pm

  • UWE HENNEKEN @ 'CÉLÉBRATION / Rêves de nature', Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valence, Valence, France


    10.05 - 07.07.2012

    Avec la nature, Jean-Jacques Rousseau a tissé un lien presque intime, vouant une passion à la botanique et profitant de ses promenades pour nourrir ses « rêveries ». La marche, l’introspection sont autant d’invitations à la rêverie et à la réflexion sur les possibilités d’un « état de nature » et d’un autre rapport au monde. Provenant des collections du musée et d’institutions privées, les œuvres explorent le sentiment de nature, les conditions de sa représentation et d’une relation utopique, intime, mélancolique ou bien festive avec elle.

    www.musee-valence.org

  • TARYN SIMON : THE STORIES BEHIND THE BLOODLINES

    Taryn Simon captures the essence of vast, generation-spanning stories by photographing the descendants of people at the center of the narrative. In this riveting talk she shows a stream of these stories from all over the world, investigating the nature of genealogy and the way our lives are shaped by the interplay of many different forces.

    View the video of her conference: www.ted.com

  • Ziad Antar @ ‘Ça& là / This & There’, Exhibition at the Foundation Ricard and in the city, Paris


    21.04 - 21.05.2012

    Vernissage mardi 10 avril 2012 à partir de 18h30

    Une exposition à la Fondation d'entreprise Ricard et au-delà, pour célébrer les 10 ans du Pavillon Neuflize OBC, Laboratoire de création du Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    Curateur : Claude Closky

    aaa.closky.online.fr

  • ANGE LECCIA @ Palais de Tokyo, Paris


    12 - 13.04.2012

    Projection du film 'Le début des choses' à l'occasion de la ré-ouverture du Palais de Tokyo. 30h d'événements, de concerts, de performances, de conférences et de spectacles.

    Inspiré par l’architecture monumentale du Palais de Tokyo, le film d’Ange Leccia en démultiplie les effets lumineux en jouant avec la surface réfléchissante d’un immense miroir : l’artiste internationalement reconnu Michelangelo Pistoletto est au cœur de ce dispositif d’ombres et de diffractions, scandé par les apparitions d’une jeune femme et les images d’archives du Palais de Tokyo de 1930 à nos jours.

    www.palaisdetokyo.com

    Avec Michelangelo Pistoletto et Sophie Chamoux. Avec le soutien de la Galerie Almine Rech.

  • UGO RONDINONE @ 'Faces', Onassis Art Centre, Athens


    03.04 - 01.07.2012

    This exhibition explores the estrangement of the individual, caught between the self, the perception of the self, and society, and the feelings of solitude and spiritual alienation that ensue.

    John Cassavetes’ film Faces (1968) is the metaphor for this exhibition, a show that focuses on artists who address the uncomfortable and often dramatic relation between the self, one’s self-representation, and the other.

    In his film Faces, Cassavetes analyzes the isolation of the individual, and how this condition is reflected and expressed in the neurosis of the face. The tension of the film is created by the personal idiosyncratic characteristics that build up each one of his actors into a contradictory, complex and layered individual. Like in a play, through a series of non-events, outbursts, meditations and again outbursts, he stages the uncontrolled psychological articulations of a cast of wounded, and wounding, adults.

    The works on show will echo the sense of fragility that permeates Cassavetes’ narrative--be it affective, psychological or social. The overall show will reflect the mood of Faces, the intense feeling of alienation that in the film is covered--and at the same time revealed--by a mask, by the face.

    Works by the following artists:

    John Cassavetes, Morton Bartlett, Samuel Beckett, Claude Cahun, Pierpaolo Campanini, Edy Ferguson, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Karolos Koun, Margherita Manzelli, Ilias Papailiakis, Ugo Rondinone, Lucas Samaras, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Lorenzo Tenchini, Miroslav Tichý, Ryan Trecartin, Rosemarie Trockel, Lisa Yuskavage

    Curator: Paolo Colombo

    Co-ordinator: Marilena V. Karra

    www.sgt.gr

  • GREGOR HILDEBRANDT @ 'Nightly Concert', Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, The Netherlands


    05.02 - 15.04.2012

    Under the title Nächtliches Konzert (Nightly Concert), Museum van Bommel van Dam will be exhibiting work by two young German artists from the 5th of February until the 15th of April: Jorinde Voigt and Gregor Hildebrandt.  Both of them live and work in Berlin and have created enormous furore during the last few years. Both Voigt and Hildebrandt have received various prizes in their current city of residence and have captured attention at international fairs and exhibitions. Nächtliches Konzert will be the first major museum presentation for the duo in the Netherlands.

    Everyday phenomena like pop and movie music or the sound of the street are central themes in Nächtliches Konzert. The exhibition title refers literally to a recent work by Jorinde Voigt. At the same time, the title describes the darker works by Gregor Hildebrandt, which is inaudible music. The work by both artists is rather conceptual in nature and places great demands on the imagination of the viewers. Although Hildebrandt and Voigt in essence embrace the same themes, the appearance of their work differs markedly.

    Jorinde Voigt (Frankfurt am Main, 1977) is especially well-known for her monumental drawings, in which graceful lines, arrows and numbers form dynamic compositions. Her drawings are a delight to behold, but can also be seen as scoring or coding. The placement of lines and points is not random, but is dictated by an algorithm. Through depicting all the possible steps within a step-by-step plan, Voigt attempts to comprehend and visualise the underlying structures of a phenomenon.
    Gregor Hildebrandt (Bad Homburg, 1974) adopts a different method. He mainly creates strongly geometric paintings, installations and collages in which tape from cassettes and videos is incorporated. Music or film has been recorded on the tape. Although the music is inaudible and the film cannot be seen, the recordings determine the content of the work. The song text, the story line, the performing singer or actor returns in the work through the title, a hand-written text or a photograph. Hildebrandt looks for ways to transform elements from a volatile medium into a static image.

    In Nächtliches Konzert, the works, which are visually almost exact opposites of each other, are confronted with each other. The light, dynamic drawings by Jorinde Voigt form a contrast with the quiet, dark works by Gregor Hildebrandt. Some works have resemblances. As, in addition to drawings, Voigt also makes sculptures, in which she positions painted bars next to each other against the wall. The geometric and pattern-like appearance of these works is close to the panels by Hildebrandt. In turn, Hildebrandt also ‘paints’ complex collages with tape. The work suggests the abstract expressionist work of, for example, Pollock. The fragile pattern of lines that occurs here does not make it difficult to see similarities with the drawings by Voigt.

    www.vanbommelvandam.nl

  • Richard Prince, Angel Vergara, Franz West @ 'Art and Press', Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin


    23.03 -24.06.2012

    The newspaper has served as material and subject matter for art since the mid-19th Century. Artists deal with this medium in many ways, whether in its function as an instrument of information or of manipulation. The motivations and meanings behind the use of the medium are always different. The exhibition ARTandPRESS shows over 50 artistic positions on this issue, by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Ai Weiwei, Julian Schnabel, William Kentridge, Richard Prince, Annette Messager and Rirkrit Tiravanija among others.

    Many artists have created new work especially for the exhibition or have selected pieces from their oeuvre. Anselm Kiefer, for example, shows his view on the subject of media change in a large installation in the central atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau. The young Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri deals with the subject of censorship with his installation "Newsstand". In their series of paintings "London Pictures", Gilbert & George pose questions on the production of news and the truth by quoting headlines. Ai Weiwei has created an installation of steel reinforcements especially for the exhibition. The material for this comes from earthquake-damaged school buildings, under which around a thousand pupils were buried - the steel serves as evidence in search of the truth, which was not allowed to be reported in China.

    ARTandPRESS is a project initiated by the Foundation for Art and Culture in Bonn under the artistic direction of Walter Smerling. Among those serving on the expert advisory council are Götz Adriani, Heiner Bastian, Siegfried Gohr, David Hornemann von Laer, Peter Iden and Norman Rosenthal. Hans-Joachim Petersen is responsible for the coordination.

    ARTandPRESS is supported by the sponsor RWE AG. Its media partner BILD has devoted unique coverage to the theme by extensively featuring the participating artists and their works.

    Accompanying the exhibition is a comprehensive catalogue, published by Wienand Verlag.

    www.artandpress.de

  • SYLVIE FLEURY, FRANZ WEST @ 'Gold', Belvedere, Vienna


    March 15 - June 17, 2012

    The exhibition is devoted to the precious metal gold and its use in art. Displaying 200 works by 125 artists, this comprehensive show staged in the Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables highlights various applications of the shimmering metal. Since the Middle Ages, there have never been more artists working with gold than today. On view are familiar examples and numerous new discoveries, including works by Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, William Blake, James Lee Byars, Sylvie Fleury, Richard Hamilton, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Emil Orlik, Gerhard Richter, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, and Franz West.

    “Gold fires the spirit of life, stimulates the heart and blood, and bestows greatness and vigour.”
    Paracelsus, 1493–1541

    Gold has always held a great fascination for mankind. A symbol of light associated with the sun, it played an important role in all advanced civilizations and was used as a material of the gods, rulers, and the aristocracy. The greed for gold, however, was also a reason for wars, looting, and conquests. In times of crisis, gold is still considered a stabile investment.

    In art production, gold was particularly frequently employed during the Middle Ages, yet in the following centuries disappeared from the visual arts almost entirely. It was only in the second half of the twentieth century that many artists took to working with gold again.

    “The Belvedere is particularly suitable as a venue for such a comprehensive presentation on the subject of gold,” emphasizes director Agnes Husslein-Arco, “not only because gold runs like a red thread through the various collections and the architecture of the Belvedere palaces, but also because the show juxtaposes traditional visual elements with contemporary art.”

    www.belvedere.at

  • Almine Rech Gallery @ Paperview Wiels


    23rd-25th March 2012


    PA/PER VIEW
    Art Book FAIR
    Brussels

    23rd - 25th March 2012

    PREVIEW 22nd March 6-9 pm

    Prix Fernard Baudin Prijs Award Ceremony