• Taryn Simon: Works from the George Economou Collection, George Economou Collection Space, Athens

    04.06 - 27.09.2013

    The George Economou Collection is 
delighted to announce the exhibition
 Taryn Simon, Works from the George
 Economou Collection. With contributing
 text by Nicholas Cullinan, curator in the
 department of Modern and Contem
porary art at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, New York, and in collaboration 
with Skarlet Smatana, director of the
 George Economou Collection, the
exhibition features a selection of works 
from Taryn Simon’s major projects 
such as The Picture CollectionA Living
 Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters
 I-XVIIIContraband, and An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.

    Taryn Simon has quickly established
 herself as one of the foremost
photographers of our era.
 Her arrestingly beautiful images, 
incisive eye and rigorously intelligent
 projects continue the work of great
American photographers ranging 
from the objective, documentary style of Walker Evans to the appetite for the strange and uncanny
displayed by Diane Arbus.

    The works on view at the George 
Economou Collection span the last six 
years of Simon’s career. These range from 
earlier projects such as An American
 Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
 of 2007, where Simon documented, 
in dispassionate style, an array of sites
and cultural artifacts, such as the foundry
 of Smith & Wesson in Massachusetts
 (still the leading manufacturer of handguns 
in the U.S.), or the Alhurra TV Broadcast
Studio in Virginia - a U.S. Government
 sponsored, Arabic language television 
network dedicated to disseminating news 
and information from America to the 
Arab-speaking world. Simon’s deepening 
interest and engagement with differing
 modes of taxonomies manifests itself not
 just through the array of illicit objects in
 Contraband of 2010, ranging from cigarettes 
to counterfeit designer handbags - all of
which are photographed in a cool, clinical
 manner - to the human subjects of A Living
 Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters
 I –XVIII, produced over a four-year period 
(2008-11) and which trace the genealogy 
of an array of bloodlines scattered around the globe.


    ‘Yodeling Machine’, Chalet Society, San Servolo, Venice (group) curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Anissa Touati and Natalie Kovacs

    ‘The Sonnabend Collection’, Ca Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art, Santa Croce, Venice (group)
    01.06 – 29.09.2013

    ‘Fragile?’, Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Cini, Venice (group) curated by Mario Codognato
    08.04 – 28.07.2013

    ‘Ars Aevi Collection in Progress 1993-2013’, Sarajevo, Arsenale, Tesa 105, Venice (group) directed by Enver Hadžiomerspahić
    28.05 – 13.05.2013

    ‘When Attitudes Become Form Bern 1969/Venice 2013’, Prada Foundation, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice (group) curated by Germano Celant
    30.05 – 13.11.2013

    ‘White Light/White Heat’, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice (group) curated by James Putnam and Adriano Berengo
    30.05 – 13.11.2013

    ‘When Attitudes Become Form Bern 1969/Venice 2013’, Prada Foundation, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice (group) curated by Germano Celant
    30.05 – 13.11.2013 

    ‘Fragile?’, Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Cini, Venice (group) curated by Mario Codognato
    08.04 – 28.07.2013 

    ‘Pavilion 0’, Signum Foundation, San Polo, campo San Polo, Venice (group)
    01.06 – 30.09.2013 

    'Yellowing of the Lunar Consciousness', Bonvicini Palace, Venice (group)
    23.05 – 29.09.2013

    ‘White Light/White Heat’, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice (group) curated by James Putnam and Adriano Berengo
    30.05 – 13.11.2013

    ‘Not Vital: 700 Snowballs’, Abbazia di San Giorgio, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice (solo)
    01.06 – 29.09.2013


    23 - 26.05.2013

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to welcome you to booth 3D31, during Art Basel Hong Kong

    Preview: May 22, by invitation only

    Opening hours:
    May 23: 12 - 7pm
    May 24: 12 - 7pm
    May 25: VIP 11am - 12 // Public 12 - 7 pm
    May 26: VIP 11am - 12 // Public 12 - 5pm

  • IDA TURSIC & WILFRIED MILLE @ 'Futur Simple: Saison 1', FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon

    18.05.2013 - 05.01.2014

  • MARK HAGEN @ 'PAINTING IN PLACE', Organised by Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Los Angeles

    22.05 - 31.07.2013

    Painting in Place is a group exhibition of contemporary painting which will be presented in the historic Farmers and Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles (401 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013).

    The exhibition will present a wide array of work from contemporary artists that tackle painting from various perspectives, using both traditional and unconventional techniques and media in their approach to the discipline. Exploring various ways that the definition of painting is continuously evolving, the project seeks to expand the traditional parameters of painting, sculpture, and installation: blurred, deconstructed, and refigured.

    Three overlapping themes permeate the exhibition: the representation or metaphor of the body/self, memory and the passing of time, and the depiction and negotiation of spatial environments and architectural structures. Subjects will be explored, investigated, and highlighted through the juxtaposition and placement of these paintings within the site-specific context of the historic bank, built in 1905, which is still a cornerstone of Downtown Los Angeles.

    Artists include Rita Ackermann, Kevin Appel, Jennifer Boysen, Sarah Cain, N. Dash, Matias Faldbakken, Kim Fisher, Barnaby Furnas, Alexandra Grant, Matt Greene, Mark Hagen, David Hendren, Julian Hoeber, Rashid Johnson, Jacob Kassay, Olga Koumoundouros, Jim Lee, Nate Lowman, Allison Miller, Sam Moyer, Amanda Ross-Ho, Analia Saban, Kate Shepherd, Gary Simmons, Vincent Szarek, Britton Tolliver, Kon Trubkovich, Monique van Genderen, and Bobbi Woods.


    10 - 13.05.2013

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to welcome you to booth B8, during Frieze New York

    Preview on May 9, by invitation only.

    Opening Hours
    Friday, May 10: 11am–7pm
    Saturday, May 11: 11am–7pm
    Sunday, May 12 : 11am–7pm
    Monday, May 13: 11am–6pm


    18.04 - 15.05.2013

    Now firmly established in the art world calendar Drawing Biennial 2013 presents the latest developments in contemporary drawing and demonstrates the crucial role that drawing plays in contemporary art practices. Curated by Drawing Room directors, over 200 artists are invited to make an original drawing in any medium on an A4 sheet of paper. The Biennial presents an insight into contemporary artists approach and relationship to drawing, often exposing the first intimations of a new body of work, providing insights into previously hidden working processes or revealing atypical modes of work.


    18 - 21.04.2013

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to welcome you to booth D18, Hall 1, during Art Brussels 2013

    Wednesday April 17th (by invitation only)
    Preview: 12 - 4 pm
    Opening: 4 - 10 pm

    Public Opening hours
    Thursday April 18th: 12 - 10 pm
    Friday April 19th: 12 - 7 pm
    Saturday April 20th: 12 - 7 pm
    Sunday April 21th: 12 - 7 pm

    Works by following artists will be presented at our booth:

    Matthias Bitzer
    Sergey Bratkov
    Johan Creten
    Vincent Geyskens
    Mark Hagen
    Gregor Hildebrandt
    Patrick Hill
    Erik Lindman
    Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille
    Peter Peri
    Ugo Rondinone
    Matthieu Ronsse
    Taryn Simon 
    Katja Strunz
    Angel Vergara
    Franz West

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    26.04 - 02.09.2013

    The Berlin-based artist Katja Strunz (* 1970 Ottweiler) is the winner of "Vattenfall Contemporary 2013". Her minimalist sculptures and installations play in different ways with the combination of space, time and history. The formal language of her works comes from the appropriation and reformulation of constructivist image worlds which she confronts with everyday objects and traces of the emergence of the works.

    Under the title DREHMOMENT (VIEL ZEIT, WENIG RAUM) Katja Strunz has created a spatial composition which consists of two differently folded monumental metal objects. Hereby she continues the theme of collapse and folding of time and space and transfers it to the hall of Berlinische Gallery.

    The prize is a reconceived edition of the “Vattenfall Kunstpreis Energie”, instituted in 1992 and since awarded annually. In 2010 it was redesigned together with the Berlinische Galerie. It has since been bestowed on artists of international renown living and working in Berlin. The award entails a personal exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie, the production of an exhibition catalogue and a purchase for the Vattenfall collection. Previous winners were Julian Rosefeldt (2010)Angela Bulloch (2011) and Michael Sailstorfer (2012).

    The members of the Jury were: Petra Roettig (Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hamburger Kunsthalle), Michael Sailstorfer (winner of Vattenfall Contemporary 2012), Thomas Köhler (Director of the Berlinische Galerie), Heinz Stahlhut (Head of the Fine Arts Collection, Berlinische Galerie),  Torsten Meyer (management of Vattenfall), Anne-Katrin Reinecke (manager of Local Partnerships Benelux, Central Europe, Nordic, Vattenfall)

  • ALEX ISRAEL's billboard, Sunset Boulevard / Olive Drive in West Hollywood

    Alex Israel’s billboard located at Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive in West Hollywood features a self-portrait of the artist concurrently with his exhibition Lens on view at LA><ART from March 2 – April 20, 2013. Israel’s public billboard is produced by LA><ART Public Art Initiatives and ForYourArt - Los Angeles Public Domain (LAPD), in conjunction with Art Production Fund.

    Lens is Los Angeles born and based artist Alex Israel’s first sculpture that has been made, not rented. The sculpture’s industrially machined form, high-polished plastic materiality and relationship to the Southern California sunshine link it to the history of LA art and design: the Finish Fetish or Cool School, Light and Space, Aerospace and Oliver Peoples. Works by Larry Bell, Robert Irwin and DeWain Valentine in particular come to mind, yet Israel’s work is not abstract.

    In 2012, Israel’s Freeway sunglasses became part of his signature look for As It Lays, a televisual talk-show made for the internet in which the artists asks twenty questions each to a series of LA residents he terms “groundbreakers, iconoclasts, eccentrics.” In As It Lays, Israel’s sunglasses are key to the construction of the artist’s inscrutable image.
    Lens, as a presence, is imposing and immovable, a monument to LA cool. It is simultaneously reflective and transparent, a self-evident work that meditates on life under a constant, perfect sun.

    (Image: Alex Israel, billboard mockup; Courtesy of the artist)