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  • ISAAC JULIEN @ NUIT BLANCHE, PARIS


    01.10.2011

    Isaac Julien présentera le film The Leopard (2007) sur le parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville de la ville de Paris, le 1er octobre 2011, de 19h à 7h.

    L’installation vidéo « The Leopard » présentée pour Nuit Blanche est une des différentes versions du film de l’artiste « Western Union : Small Boats, 2007 » et prend son titre et son origine à la source du célèbre film de Visconti « Le Guépard ». Tourné à Lampedusa, au large de la Sicile, le film propose une déambulation poétique dans cette île à la grandeur déchue. La caméra suit l’actrice Vanessa Myrie dans cette pérégrination qui va de Visconti aux récents flux de migrants. Réflexion sur la condition humaine, empruntant les chemins de la narration, ce film distille un climat contemplatif et intrigant.

  • JOHAN CRETEN @ PEARLS OF THE NORTH - ON N'A PAS PERDU LE NORD / PARELS UIT HET NOORDEN, Palais d'Iéna, Paris


    14.10 - 23.10.2011

    Opening Thursday October 13th from 6pm to 10pm

    press from 3pm

    every day from 12 noon to 7pm
    on Friday October 14th and 21st, from 12 noon to 8pm
    evening hours: October 17th and October 20th, until 10pm

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    PALAIS D’IÉNA
    Siège du Conseil économique, social et environnemental
    9 place d’Iéna, 75016 Paris

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    BENELUX: unprecedented in France,
    a selection of emerging artists and their famous predecessors
    with

    FARAH ATASSI (BE), ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT (NL), CHARLOTTE BEAUDRY (BE), MADELEINE BERKHEMER (NL),
    MICHEL BOCART (BE), RICARDO BREY (CU),
    MARCEL BROODTHAERS (BE), JACQUES CHARLIER (BE), RONALD CORNELISSEN (NL), JOHAN CRETEN (BE), SIMONE DECKER (LU), PETER DE MEYER (BE),
    DRIESSENS & VERSTAPPEN (NL), LILI DUJOURIE (BE), JAN FABRE (BE), BERNARD GILBERT (BE), TINA GILLEN (LU), JOHAN GRIMONPREZ (BE), MARIE HENDRIKS (NL), SCARLETT HOOFT GRAAFLAND (NL), VERA KOX (LU), ANITA MOLINERO (FR), FREDERIC PLATEUS (BE), KELLY SCHACHT (BE), RENIE SPOELSTRA (NL), THE PLUG (LU), ESTHER TIELEMANS (NL), JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL (BE), CATHARINA VAN EETVELDE (BE), GER VAN ELK (NL), DIRK VANDER EECKEN (BE), KEES VISSER (NL), ANNE WENZEL (DE).

    The Palais d’Iéna, a signifi cant artistic venue, was designed in 1939 by the architect Auguste Perret to host temporary painting exhibitions and became the Museum of Public Works until 1956. Recently the Palais d’Iéna has hosted exceptional events. This year, during the Week of Contemporary Art in Paris, it will open the doors of its spectacular 1000 m2 Hypostyle reception room for PEARLS OF THE NORTH, an exhibition dedicated to Dutch,
    Belgian and Luxembourg artists. The space is well suited to the project enabling the works to be showcased without
    obscuring the intrinsic qualities of the architecture.
    The 25 galleries present in the show do not participate in every international art fair.

    By giving them this time and space, the curators Caroline Smulders and Jérôme Lefèvre hope to provide international visibility to a group of high quality artists who don’t always have institutional support but whose talent is supported and encouraged by collectors from their own countries.
    The purpose of this show is not to establish some kind of inventory of the important artists from each country.
    Rather, in accordance with the ideas elaborated in the writings of Marcel Broodthaers, the organizers’wish is to
    broaden perspectives for the future.

    Artistic director
    Caroline Smulders, ILOVEMYJOB
    ( csmulders@free.fr / cell phone: +336 09 02 66 31 )

    Director, administration
    Jérôme Lefèvre ( jerome@beautyfl ow.net / cell phone: +336 98 89 52 11 )

    Coordination, press relations
    Pauline Gauthron ( gauthron_pauline@yahoo.fr / cell phone: +336 85 91 83 31 )

    Images available on our website: www.pearlsofthenorth.com

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  • TARYN SIMON @ 'SEEING IS BELIEVING', KW - INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BERLIN


    11.09. – 13.11.2011

    Opening: 10.09.2011, 5 – 10 pm

    Images of terrorist attacks can be seen live, and within seconds they are dispatched via media portals throughout the world. In the UN Security Council a tapestry with the Guernica motif is veiled, and soon after a satellite photo is presented as a central argument to justify the war. Images of an execution are broadcast live to the White House, though no photos are leaked to the public.

    Images spread instantaneously and appear to be the only evidence required to render an event credible and immediate. Seeing is believing, and yet images still manage to overwhelm our imagination, our belief in reality. The realization that images are not merely the objects of a non-media reality but instead create their own realities has become an integral part of the ability to read contemporary images. The visual immediacy of political events, the politicization of images and their uncontrollable speed of circulation have led to intense reflection in contemporary art on the power and status of the image.

    Adel Abdessemed, Abbas Akhavan, Kenneth Anger, Nadim Asfar, Taysir Batniji, Adam Broomberg und Oliver Chanarin, Paul Chan, Zeyad Dajani, Anita Di Bianco, Joana Hadjithomas und Khalil Joreige, Khaled Hourani, Iman Issa, Alfredo Jaar, Nedim Kufi, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Gianni Motti, Adrian Paci, Walid Sadek, Taryn Simon, Sean Snyder, Hito Steyerl, Akram Zaatari

    www.kw-berlin.de

  • JOE BRADLEY @ Le printemps de Septembre, Toulouse


    23.09 - 16.10.2011

    L’édition 2011 du Printemps de Septembre, confiée à Anne Pontégnie, est placée sous le signe d’« un autre monde », comme son titre l’indique clairement. Il s’agira de découvrir des artistes dont le travail prend sa source du côté d’énergies élémentaires quelque peu délaissées par les artistes depuis une trentaine d’années au profit d’une relecture incessante de l’héritage moderniste – « gestes, traces, totems, cérémonies, invocations » seront, selon les mots de la directrice artistique, parmi les outils ou les références auxquels une famille d’artistes a recours dans sa recherche de nouvelles expressions.

    Le Printemps innove cette année en investissant certains des lieux du parcours avec la première édition de son Festival International des Écoles d’Art. Il s’associe également au Festival Occitània, à la Mission Locale ainsi qu’à l’Université de Toulouse pour développer des projets spécifiques.

    Joe Bradley présentera au Musée les Abattoirs, une nouvelle série de peintures.

    Musée les Abattoirs

    76, allée Charles-de-Fitte

    31300 Toulouse
    Métro Saint-Cyprien (ligne A)
    +33 (0)5 62 48 58 00
    lesabattoirs@lesabattoirs.org
    www.lesabattoirs.org

    http://www.printempsdeseptembre.com

  • WHITE HOUSE APPOINTS ARTIST TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ TO THE U.S.COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS

    September 16, 2011 (New York)--President Barack Obama has appointed Teresita Fernández, a MacArthur Award winning visual artist, to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a federal panel that advises the President, congress and governmental agencies on national matters of design and aesthetics. Fernández lives and works in New York and is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

    Members of the arts panel play a key role in shaping Washington’s architecture by approving the site and design of national memorials and museums; advise the U.S. Mint on the design of coins and medals; and administer the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program, which benefits non-profit
    cultural entities that provide arts programming in Washington.
    Seven commissioners appointed by the President serve four-year terms.

    Past members have included architects, landscape architects and artists, including Daniel Chester French who sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., who’s projects include the National Mall, Jefferson Memorial and the White
    House grounds.

    Teresita Fernández (b. 1968) is a visual artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. Fernández's work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. Her experiential, large-scale works are often inspired by landscape and natural
    phenomena as well as diverse historical and cultural references. She is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has received many prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a
    Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, an American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Artist's Grant.

    Fernández's large-scale commissions include a recent site-specific work titled "Blind Blue Landscape" at the renowned Bennesee Art site in Naoshima, Japan. She is the youngest artist commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum for the recently opened Olympic Sculpture Park where her permanently installed
    work Seattle Cloud Cover allows visitors to walk under a covered skyway while viewing the city's skyline through optically shifting multicolored glass.

    Ms. Fernández’s works are included in many prominent collections and have been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, the
    Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Malaga, Spain, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Fernández is currently on the board of Artpace, a nonprofit, international artist's residency program.

    She received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from Florida International University.

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    Lehmann Maupin Gallery Fitz & Co.

    Bethanie Brady Justin Conner

    Tel: 212 254 0054 Tel: 212 627 1455

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  • UGO RONDINONE @ MOMU / ANTWERP


    Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the world awake

    14.09 - 19.02.2011

    In the autumn of 2011, the Antwerp Fashion Museum will present the first large-scale retrospective exhibition of the work of fashion designer WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK.

    Over three decades, Van Beirendonck has built up an impressive international career. He is the maverick of the Antwerp fashion scene and became primarily known for his colourful designs, his spectacular fashion shows in Paris in the 1990s under the W.&L.T. label, and the critical messages on society he proclaims in his designs. His work combines the most diverse sources of inspiration, ranging from technology, art and pop culture to ethnography.

    In addition to many of the most exceptional silhouettes from Van Beirendonck’s collections, the exhibition provides an overview of the world he lives in, his sources of inspiration and his numerous other projects. By way of different themes, it takes a deeper look into the narrative character of his oeuvre, his fascination for ethnography, spiritualism and the supernatural, rituals, science fiction and technology.

    The exhibition reveals how Van Beirendonck examines the frontiers of beauty, creating his own interpretations of concepts imposed by society, for example, in terms of gender and sexuality, and how he incorporates topical themes, including ecology, Aids or mass consumerism into his collections and presentations. The exhibition also investigates the diverse projects beyond the catwalk, in which Walter van Beirendonck has participated, with special focus on his costumes for the U2 PopMart tour in 1997. Walter van Beirendonck has moreover collaborated with fashion photographer Nick Knight/SHOWstudio.com, stylist Simon Foxton and GQ Style UK to develop a new photography and video project created especially for this exhibition.

    http://www.momu.be

  • BRUSSELS ART DAYS


    OPEN GALLERY WEEKEND

    Save the date!

    Saturday September 10th & Sunday September 11th 2011

    The gallery will be open from noon to 7 PM

    Special Shuttle service all day long

    www.brusselsartdays.com / info@brusselsartdays.com

  • Taryn Simon - Contraband


    Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, switzerland

    21.04.11 - 24.07.11

    The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is proud and happy to present the first solo show in Switzerland of the American artist Taryn Simon – one of the major figure of contemporary photography and winner of the 2010 Prix Découverte des Rencontres d’Arles – introducing her most recent work, CONTRABAND (2010), an analysis of JFK airport New York, one of the world's major transport hubs, and its passengers. 

    CONTRABAND is the result of an arduous and physically demanding sojourn at the airport requiring the artist and her team to adjust to its relentless 24hr rhythm. This series shows illegal, prohibited, pirated and/or counterfeited items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the United States from abroad - ranging from pharmaceuticals or drugs to Cuban cigars or animal body parts. 

    With this representative sampling frame of international trading, Taryn Simon exposes the mechanisms – needs and desires – of the globalized society in the early 21st century.

    Curator: Katya García-Antón

  • The shop @ Almine Rech - Publications


    RICHARD PRINCE - 'The Fug' - Coming soon..

    Who is the real Richard Prince? That is the question critic John McWhinnie poses in his essay about the elusive Mr. Prince. The question isn’t obvious when asked of anyone: after all even Rimbaud had a large dose of the not-Rimbaud in him, but it is especially ambiguous when asked of a trickster and artistic shapeshifter of Prince’s caliber. McWhinnie's essay is a thought provoking exploration of how Prince has manipulated the rules of art and truth throughout his career and in doing so has created a unique body of work that trades in rumor, gossip, innuendo, fabrication, simulation and dissembling.The result is a performative styled art practice that causes a head-scratching whiplash on the part of an audience made up of critics, collectors, enthusiasts and detractors, all of whom suspect Prince of playing them like the butt of a joke.

    Finally, Mcwhinnie addresses the ultimate question of his essay: where does Richard Prince the self-mythologizing artist end and Richard Prince the quotidian flesh-and-blood figure begin? And Rather than engaging the question from the perspective of journalistic truth, searching for facts and biographical nuggets to stoke admiration, or conversely, to fuel condemnation of the controversial artist, McWhinnie takes on Prince on his own turf, mythologizing the myth.  To that end he steals and adapts a title from one of Wallace Stevens’ poems Thirteen Different Ways of Looking at a Blackbird and offers the reader thirteen different ways of looking at Prince the artist. Each is a metaphor drawn from the world of Prince’s obsession: literature, movies, magazines, and music. They may, McWhinnie claims, all be  multiple ways of looking at a single artist, but then again, Je est un autre, and it may be that the best we can say is that they are multiple ways of looking at a very singular artist who contains multitudes.

  • TOM BURR


    'AFTER IMAGES', JEWISH MUSEUM OF BELGIUM, BRUSSELS

    29.04.11 - 28.08.11

    Cette exposition collective, consacrée à l’art américain récent, se concentre sur la façon dont les artistes réagissent à la pléthore d’images et d’informations dans la culture actuelle à travers tous les supports artistiques et les espaces ou hiatus qui les séparent : peinture, sculpture, photographie, film et vidéo. L’image est à la fois convoquée et révoquée dans plusieurs œuvres de cette l’exposition : des matériaux tout faits et des images trouvées sont utilisés d’une façon qui contourne l’héritage de l’Appropriation Art caractéristique d’une bonne partie de la création américaine. Contexte, source et échange sont naturellement impliqués, mais, dans la mesure où la nature associative de la séquence iconographique passe de plus en plus au premier plan. Cette exposition pluridisciplinaire réunit peinture, sculpture, film/vidéo et photographie, à travers une sélection de pièces issues des plus prestigieuses collections d’art contemporain en Belgique.

    http://www.new.mjb-jmb.org