Alwin Lay, Permanent Sparkler (2012). At Natalia Hug Gallery, part of NADA Miami Beach 2013. artruby
directorslounge: Laure Prouvost wins Turner prize 2013 A French artist who examines our relationship with the past using the technology of the Instagram generation has been named the surprise winner of the Turner prize. Read More
directorslounge: WE WANT YOU! CALL FOR ENTRIES for The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DLX] 2014This year, our tenth, should be a showing of special note, and will be. With your hands in it. We invite all filmmakers and video artists to submit their works for The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the next edition of the annual festival for contemporary media and film alongside the 64nd Berlinale, which will take place from February 6 - 16th, 2014 at the Naherholung Sternchen in Berlin. Read More
Ex Libris Cristina Stifanic at Cross Art 22. - 29. Nov 2013, opening reception 22.Nov 8pm pictured: Dedicace aux agriculteurs by Cristina Stifanic
Malerie Marder Anatomy at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects Marder’s subjects, depicted in lush jewel-like color and poses that subtly suggest masterworks from the history of painting, are simultaneously alluring and disturbing. The series title refers both to their raw physicality and also an encyclopedic tome, The Anatomy of Melancholy, written in the seventeenth century by the Oxford scholar Robert Burton, in part to stave off his own recurring bouts of depression. [[MORE]] The artist, who achieved early acclaim for erotically charged, ambiguously staged nude photographs of herself, family, and friends, decided to create a body of images solely of women that were, in her words, “part hallucinatory and part real, who intrinsically have a different relationship to their bodies.”While traveling to The Netherlands for an exhibition of her work she became aware of the extremely diverse population of women who support themselves and their families through legal prostitution. Begun in 2008 and concluded earlier this year, the series includes images of women of all ages and ethnicities. During that time, and over the course of many transatlantic trips, she meditated on the separate realities behind and in front of her lens, noting:“Women’s bodies hide as much as they reveal. I thought of Aphrodite, working single mothers, odalisques, adulterers and enigmas…The thought of how they got there was deeply troubling. My camera was a passport into a gray, hidden world; the result of a liberal society where free will is a question mark.”The exhibition, Marder’s first solo show in New York since 2006, will be presented in conjunction with the publication of her newest book Anatomy (Twin Palms Publishers, 37 four-color plates, 88 pages, casebound.)Malerie Marder was born in Philadelphia in 1971 and lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied photography with Stephen Shore at Bard College and received her MFA in photography from Yale University in 1998, achieving widespread recognition the following year after her participation in Another Girl, Another Planet, the landmark exhibition at Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren, organized by Gregory Crewdson and Jeanne Greenberg. Since then Marder’s photographs have been exhibited in group and solo shows in galleries and museums in the US, Europe, and Australia, and are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Seattle Art Museum; the Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, and other institutions.Her work is currently on view in Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (through December 2013).Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects is located on the sixth floor of 535 West 22nd Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. – December 21, 2013 at LESLIE TONKONOW ARTWORKS PROJECTS New York, NY (via re-title)
The bulk of his production stems from the observation of the city and an appreciation of its components, not as inert elements but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. His ludic spirit, careful attention to the context of each piece, and a not invasive, constructive attitude, unmistakably characterize his interventions.
SpY’s pieces want to be a parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urban dweller. They are pinches of intention, hidden in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Filled with equal parts of irony and positive humor, they appear to raise a smile, incite reflection, and to favor an enlightened conscience.
Take A Walk on the Wild SideTo Russia with Love. And to Lou Reed at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin Take A Walk on the Wild Sideis intended – with a view to the increase of homophobic and racist attacks unfortunately not just in Russia – to take a stance: against political paternalism, censorship, and the suppression of artistic work, against homophobia and racism. The aim is not, however, to present an exhibition of political art. Rather, the gallerist/curator is interested in existential decisions of people who risk a walk on the wild side and thus risk being socially ostracized, declared outlaws or indeed risk their lives.We asked the invited artists for works that circle around sex, love, androgyny, around Eros and death, around ecstasy and the Dionysian, the transgression of borders and conventions, around nudity and the human body, and the Other in the self.The sudden death of Lou Reed on October 27th 2013 is yet another – tragic – aspect of our exhibition. We dedicate Take A Walk on the Wild Side to this extraordinary artist. [[MORE]] artists: Abetz & Drescher • Emilie Arfeuil • Winston Chmielinski • Rainer Fetting • Giuseppe Gonella • Bettina van Haaren • Ivar Kaasik • Ralf König • Lena Lapschina • Markus Lüpertz • Slava Mogutin • Wolfgang Neumann • Tim Plamper • Joachim Seinfeld • Snapple • Franziska Strauss Take A Walk on the Wild SideTo Russia with Love. And to Lou Reed 16 November – 21 December 2013 Opening reception Saturday, 16 November 2013, 7 – 9 pm at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin Fasanenstrasse 37 10719 Berlin
The photographer Allen Frame, who draws inspiration from literary fiction and film noir, has an archive of images that evoke menace, intrigue, and sensuality—quintessential themes in Roberto Bolaño’s mystery novels. A look at nine of Frame’s photographs used for Bolaño covers and additional work in a similar vein: http://nyr.kr/1c5EKNi
Top: “Mariachis, Mexico City” (2000).
Bottom-Left: “View of Rio de Janeiro” (2006).
Bottom-Right: “Florence” (1996).
All photographs courtesy Allen Frame/Gitterman Gallery.
Kitchen Suprematism • Blue Noses Blue Noses (the Siberian duo Vyacheslav Mizin and Alexander Shaburov) are known for their satirical and provocative videos, photographs and performances which parody and critique Russia’s past and its present day capitalist boom. In the series Kitchen Suprematism, abstract compositions of iconic importance to Russian art historians are reduced to humble arrangements of cold meats, cheese and bread. Blue Noses emerged from a loose association of artists active in Siberia in the 1990s. Shaburov’s conviction that art should flow from the everyday was expressed in works such as My daily route from home to the bus-stop: photographs every 15 paces (1987); in his hosting of the TV show Guess The Melody, where he mouthed words silently and viewers had to guess the song (1993); and his receipt of a Soros Foundation grant to produce the project Tooth Repair, documenting a trip to the dentist (1996). On the eve of the new millennium (31 December 1999), in an attempt to avoid the promised year-zero computer apocalypse, Mizin, Shaburov and friends shut themselves in a bomb-shelter in Novosibirsk and made a series of videos in which they wore blue bottle-tops on their noses. The epithet Blue Noses was coined and stuck to Mizin and Shaburov; they finally gave up trying to shake off the brand in 2003, when they arrived at a hotel to find that they were booked in with the surname Blyunosez. (via placeboKatz)
Media Art from Croatia at C.A.R. 2013 Art Fair “Kroatien Kreativ 2013” is the program with which contemporary Croatian culture will present the German public with its creative potential, in socio-critical, experimental and innovative terms as well as drawing from its cultural heritage, making visible the distinctive nature and importance of Croatia and its positioning in the common European House. Ingeborg Fülepp curated an impressive collection of contemporary media art from Croatia. The compilation of about 40 short films and installation works covers a wide range from the early media pioneers to the fresh talents of today. [[MORE]] at C.A.R. 2013 Media Art Fair 01.- 03.11. 2013, Essen, Germany Hall 12 (A12), 1. Floor, Foyer - A12/65 http://www.contemporaryartruhr.de/ at Collegium Hungaricum - CHB, 22.- 24. 11. 2013, Berlin, Germany http://www.hungaricum.de/de/ Artists: Ana Bilankov, Iva Matija Bitanga, Tomislav Brajnović, Jasenka Bulj, Andrea Crnković, Dunja Donassy, Sandro Đukić, Alen Floričić, Ivana Franke, Darko Fritz, Ingeborg Fülepp, Boris Greiner, Tea Hatadi, Ana Hušman, Igor Juran, Ivan Marušić-KLIF, Vladislav Knezević, Alem Korkut, Nina Kurtela, Dalibor Martinis, Toni Meštrović, Martina Mezak, Kata Mijatović, Nadija Mustapić, Zoran Pavelić, Nika Radić, Tanja Ravlić, Davor Sanvincenti, Goran Škofić, Slaven Tolj, Mirjana Vodopija, Vlasta Žanić Curator Ingeborg Fülepp Partner: Directors Lounge, Berlin pictured: still from Nightriders by Ana Bilankov, 2011
La Jetée This experimentation by Chris Marker is curious, mysterious and once you get to the twist ending, you will never forget it. Although you may have been spoiled thanks to “12 Monkeys”, the plot remains suspenseful. Almost entirely made of still frames and voice-overs, and with a running time of 28 minutes, it shows that you don’t need lengthy dialogues or explanatory scenes to create a surprising world. The French title can be literally translated to “The Pier”. via likeafieldmouse