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  • MARK HANDFORTH: ROLLING STOP @ MOCA, MIAMI, FL


    30.11.2011 - 19.02.2012

    Inspired by everyday urban existence, Mark Handforth's sculptures are poetic, lyrical, and wryly comical objects that comment on daily life and human interaction. Through a corporeal engagement with scale and distortion of form, Handforth imbues works such as an illuminated street lamp resting on the ground, a weeping neon moon, and a monumental coat hanger with distinctive personalities. From November 30, 2011 through February 19, 2012, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will present Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop, a major exhibition of the artist's work from 1998 to the present.  The exhibition is curated by MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater and is part of MOCA's Knight Exhibition Series.

    www.mocanomi.org

  • PIVOT POINTS V: TERESITA FERNANDEZ @ MOCA, Miami, FL


    30.11.2011 - 12.02.2012

    The  first major installation by Teresita Fernández created in 1996,  will be featured in  Pivot Points V, on view at  the Museum of Contemporary Art, November 30 through February 12. Fernández, who was born and raised in Miami, is world renowned for her installations and public commissions that evoke the relationship between space and the body.  Untitled (Pool), donated to MOCA by Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, was the first work to be exhibited in the museum's Pavilion Gallery as part of its 1996 inaugural exhibition Defining the 90s: Consensus-Making in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

    www.mocanomi.org

  • ALMINE RECH GALLERY @ ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH


    DECEMBER 1 - 4, 2011 / Booth C12

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to invite you to Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.

    Featuring works by:

    Matthias Bitzer, Tom Burr, Mark Hagen, Gregor Hildebrandt, Patrick Hill, Alex Israel, Xylor Jane, Joseph Kosuth, John McCracken, Joel Morrison, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Ugo Rondinone, Matthieu Ronsse, Taryn Simon, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Liu Wei, Franz West, Aaron Young

    Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

    www.artbaselmiamibeach.com

  • HEDI SLIMANE 'CALIFORNIA SONG' @ MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER


    12.11.2011 - 22.01.2012

    The first West Coast solo museum exhibition of photographer Hedi Slimane’s work, California Song spans the photographer's California period and traces his explorations of cycles of urban youth culture and artistic communities, through installations of photographic essays, exhibitions, and publications.California Song spans the photographer's "California period" and traces his explorations of cycles of urban youth culture and artistic communities, through installations of photographic essays, exhibitions, and publications.

    Slimane has achieved global recognition over the past decade for his discovery and presentation of emerging musicians and artists. His publications on London youth are among the first books published about the early days of the new British punk-rock movement at the beginning of this decade, capturing the birth of the first generation of Internet users, and redefining the concept of "fans" as an indie youth imagery that has developed globally through emerging social networks. Slimaneʼs widely followed photographic "diary," created in 2006, established and popularized an entirely new genre—the online photo diary.

    Slimane has invented a new and oblique visual language to represent youth and reinvent the rock documentary. In his work, live performance is reduced to a minimal, photographic lexicon&mdash:a ritual black-and-white convention of signs. Still life photographs become almost liturgical—a singular, silent expression of youth.

    "Hedi Slimane has created a new and fresh visual language for youth today," said MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch. "His black-and-white images capture the essential expression of the emerging art, fashion, and music scenes around the world."

    Slimane's exhibition at MOCA will be divided into two parts. An installation and a series of black-and-white print photographs from his California years will be presented on the ground floor, and a sonic, motion-photography installation, produced specifically for MOCA, will be featured on the second floor. The installation will reference a multi-projection, cubic, architectural format, which Slimane has constructed in previous exhibitions to present his photographs, using serial construction and repetition to create an archaic form of cinematic narration.

    Slimane's allusive portraiture, in which photographs, portraits, and still life compositions are often signs or fragments of a portrait, will be projected in a repetitive, almost ritual, manner. The installation will also address "performance act," as defined for the first time in Slimane's photographic essay, Stage (2004), and will include a live performance space underneath the projection.

    Select California bands, such as No Age, will contribute to the installation, using a fragmentary sound system, and composing panoramic scores&mdash:extended, visual song formats—which will form a dialogue with and define a sonic vocabulary for the photographs.

    THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)

    250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE

    LOS ANGELES CA 90012

    www.moca.org

  • PAPERVIEW / ART BOOK FAIR, Eindhoven


    28 - 30.10.2011

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to invite you for PaperView / Art Book Fair.

    Location: Onomatopee (Schellens), Bleekweg, Entrance C, Eindhoven

    Opening event: Friday 28, 6-9pm + Sunday 30, 12-6pm

    Entrance free

    www.paperviewartbookfair.org

  • Almine Rech Gallery @ FIAC, Paris


    20 - 23.10.2011 / Booth O.B24

    Vernissage le mercredi 19 octobre (by invitation only)

    Vernissage professionnel: 15h - 17h

    Vernissage public: 17h à 22h

    Ouverture au public:

    Du Jeudi 20 octobre au dimanche 23 octobre

    De midi à 20h

    Preview Wednesday October 19th

    Professional afternoon: 3 - 5 p.m.

    Opening: 5 - 10 p.m.

    Public Opening Hours

    October 20th - 23rd

    12 - 8 p.m.

    Informations:

    www.fiac.com

  • NOT VITAL: Art is Global


    Artist Talk @ THE RUSKIN School of Drawing & Fine Art University of Oxford

    MONDAY 17th OCTOBER 2011, 4-6 PM

    Room 9, Exam Schools, High Sreet, Oxford, U.K

  • ALMINE RECH GALLERY @ FRIEZE


    13 - 16.10.2011

    Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to invite you to the FRIEZE ART FAIR 2011

    October 13-16, 2011 - Booth A11

    Featuring works by:

    Matthias Bitzer
    Tom Burr
    Mark Hagen
    Gregor Hildebrandt
    Isaac Julien
    Peter Peri
    Richard Prince
    Anselm Reyle
    Taryn Simon
    Katja Strunz
    Liu Wei
    Yeesookyung
    Aaron Young

    A bronze sculpture by Johan Creten will be presented at FRIEZE SCULPTURE PARK.

    Preview Wednesday 12 October

    Professional View 2-6:30 PM
    Private View         6:30 - 9 PM

    Public Opening HoursThursday 13 October (13 - 7 PM)
    Friday 14 October  (12 - 7 PM)
    Saturday 15 October (12 - 7 PM)
    Sunday 16 October  (12 - 6 PM)

  • TARYN SIMON - A LIVING MAN DECLARED DEAD AND OTHER CHAPTERS @ NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, BERLIN


    22.09.2011 - 01.01.2012

    A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which the artist, Taryn Simon, travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen chapters that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance.

    The subjects documented by Simon include feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the body double of Saddam Hussein`s son Uday, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate.

    Each work in A Living Man Declared Dead is comprised of three segments. On the left of each chapter are one or more large portrait panels systematically ordering a number of individuals directly related by blood. The sequence of portraits is structured to include the living ascendants and descendants of a single individual. The portraits are followed by a central text panel in which the artist constructs narratives and collects details. On the right are Simon`s "footnote images" representing fragmented pieces of the established narratives and providing photographic evidence.

    Simon`s presentation explores the struggle to determine codes and patterns embedded in the narratives she documents, making them recognizable as variations (versions, renderings, adaptations) of archetypal episodes from the present, past, and future. In contrast to the methodical ordering of a bloodline, the central elements of the stories violence, resilience, corruption, and survival disorient the highly structured appearance of the work. A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters highlights the space between text and image, absence and presence, and order and disorder.

    Taryn Simon was born in 1975 in New York, where she lives and works. Her previous work included Contraband 2010, an archive of images of items that were detained or seized from passengers and mail entering the United States from abroad; An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar 2007, which reveals objects, sites, and spaces that are integral to America`s foundation, mythology, or daily functioning but remain inaccessible or unknown to a public audience; and The Innocents 2003, which documents cases of wrongful conviction in the United States, calling into question photography¹s function as a credible witness and arbiter of justice.

    Presented by:

    National Gallery
    Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie

    Potsdamer Straße 50
    10785 Berlin

    http://www.smb.museum

  • LIU WEI. TRILOGY


    Book launch @ Galleria Illy hosted by Flos & Moroso, LONDON

    Friday 14 October, 7 - 8:30 pm

    Liu Wei, considered one of the most progressive artists working in China today, explores his ideas in a multitude of media that includes performance, sculpture, photography, video, installation and painting.

    This book brings together a selection of works crucial to understanding Liu’s practice, beginning with earlier works such as Love It, Bite It (2006), an array of building models made of ox hide dog chews; and the provocative photographic study As Long As I See It (2006). The centerpiece of this volume is the project Trilogy, which Hans Ulrich Obrist calls a Gesamtkunstwerk of sorts. This monumental project weaves several uniquely varied threads of Liu’s practice into three major sculptural installations: Merely A Mistake II (2009-2011), Golden Section (2011) and Power (2011). These works are juxtaposed with paintings from his renowned Purple Air series and the more recent Meditation series. The last part of the book presents a group of selected paintings of critical and personal importance to Liu’s career.

    Liu Wei. Trilogy, (Authors: Hans Ulrich Obrist, He Juxing, Guo Xiaoyan, Gunnar B. Kvaran), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2011, 128 pages.

    Gallery Illy hosted by Flos & Moroso

    7-15 Rosebery Avenue - London EC1R 4SP