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Tomás Saraceno – in orbit

Tomás Saraceno – in orbit

Tomás Saraceno – in orbit
K21, Kunstsammlung NRW – Until 01 July 2022 Düsseldorf (Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspended at a height of over 25m above K21 Square is the enormous orbiting facility. A work by artist Tomás Saraceno. The installation appears like a surrealist landscape. It is reminiscent of a sea of ​​clouds. Floating planetary bodies. The physically accessible work is constructed of steel trellis. Virtually transparent that interweaves three levels spanning the massive glass dome. Five air-filled “spheres” are positioned in the mesh structure which encompasses an area of ​​2500 m².

Miniature figures.

Visitors are invited to enter the facility and explore it by climbing. The brave who venture into the structure consider visitors to the museum below. Wandering the square, like miniature figures occupying a miniature-like world. From the ground floor and mezzanines of the Ständehaus, visitors to the installation on the net seem to float in the sky.

As soon as several people enter the structure simultaneously, it starts to move. Modifying the tension of the steel cables and the distances between the three levels of the interlaced net. The floating space now becomes a vibrant web of relationships. Of resonances and synchronous communication.

Spider in a web.

Like a spider in a web, visitors perceive the presence of others through vibrations. This echoes Saraceno’s interest and research, carried out in his studio in Berlin, on new hybrid and more than human forms of communication, and cohabitation. “To describe the work is to describe the people who use it – and their emotions,” explains Saraceno.

 

 

 

K21, Kunstsammlung NRW→  Ständehausstrasse 1 Düsseldorf, Germany 40217

 

 

 

 

 

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Decision making: the decisive moment

Decision making: the decisive moment

Decision making: the decisive moment
Canadian Cultural Center – Until April 15, 2022 Paris (France)

 

 

 

 

 

From December 10, 2021 to April 15, 2022. The Canadian Cultural Center in Paris presents “Decision-making: the decisive moment” as part of the official program of Némo – International Biennial of Digital Arts of the Île-de-France Region produced by CENTQUATRE-PARIS, in partnership with Elektra (Montreal).

Our common future.

Decisions are the result of complex cognitive processes. Considering them collectively, because they involve our common future, makes them absolutely crucial. But, more and more often, we integrate machines in such processes through algorithms qualified as decision-making. Of course, this raises questions that artists know how to put into perspective.

 

 

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Canadian Cultural Center →  130, rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré Paris, France 75008

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bernd Oppl: Background

Bernd Oppl: Background

Bernd Oppl: Background
Galerie Krinzinger – Until Jan 15, 2022 Vienna (Austria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

We inhabit space. Bernd Oppl’s objects highlight how human emotions are projected onto the architecture and the interiors around us. Its parts are often absent from the real human body. His practice is situated between object and architecture, sculpture and installation. The environments it recreates. Whether they are perfect detailed miniature sculptures or animation and movies are also seemingly neutral. But their sterility makes them obsessive. They look like the future horror of Japanese and Korean horror movies. The Ballardian fear of the suburbs and the company. The isolation and alienation of screen life.

Edward Hopper’s atmosphere.

The artist plays with architectural modeling but it is not the utopian projection of a future urban landscape. Oppl creates scenes from the present. The laptop on a bare mattress on the floor. Oppl’s works echo the atmosphere of Edward Hopper’s paintings. There is a feeling of black in her silhouetted interiors. A manifestation of ideas from Olivia Laing’s book The Lonely City. The horror here is muted.

The ghosts.

The haunted house is no longer a creaky 19th-century mansion but an airport waiting room. Or a black ink desk floating in space like a ghost. There is no sound in his work, except sometimes the hum of an analog projector. Here, the ghosts of the history of cinema or IT emerge. Like his reconstruction of the Black Maria, a skeleton of a historical scene that would shoot in front of a static camera. Or a minimalist maze that looks like a stripped-down version of the iconic computer game Wolfenstein 3d.

 

 

Bernd Oppl: Background

Galerie Krinzinger→  Seilerstätte 16 Vienna, Austria 1010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ubuntu, a lucid dream

Ubuntu, a lucid dream

Ubuntu, a lucid dream
Palais de Tokyo – Until February 20, 2022 Paris (France)

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition is an invitation to occupy Ubuntu, a space still little frequented by our imaginations and our knowledge. Untranslatable in Western languages. The meaning of this term, derived from the Bantu languages ​​of southern Africa. Unites notions of humanity, collective and hospitality and can be interpreted as: “I am because we are”.

African philosophies.

This requirement of “a humanity of reciprocity”. Evoked by thought Ubuntu, is one of the essential contributions ignored by African philosophies. This notion, in its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. Can be considered one of the rare characteristics of African societies. To have survived six hundred years of slavery. Colonialism and imperialism of all kinds, which have destabilized societies and undermined the traditional modes of transmission of knowledge.

The Ubuntu thought.

Rooted in many African languages ​​and cultures, Ubuntu thought remains active in the conception of the place of the individual in a community. But also in relations between peoples, structuring a consciousness and a vision of the world within an interdependence of relations. This notion thus nourished the reflection of the liberation movements in the African post-colonial experiences of the 1960s. Feeding, for example, the aspirations for the construction of an African socialism or the idea of ​​a political pan-Africanism.

Nelson Mandela.

This way of thinking emerges from contemporary literary and poetic productions of the continent and its diasporas. From Edouard Glissant to Vumbi Yoka Mudimbe. Alain Mabanckou, Yanick Lahens or Léonora Miano to name only a few French-speaking authors, among others. In terms of musical creation, Fela Kuti or Miriam Makeba remain the legendary spokespersons of this idea of ​​unity in rapprochement. Since Ubuntu symbolizes the bond woven between all peoples. It was used and widely popularized by Nelson Mandela to portray the ideal of an anti-segregation society during Apartheid. Then to promote the national reconciliation of South Africa.

About twenty artists.

The “Ubuntu, A Lucid Dream” exhibition aims to bear witness to these current dynamics and brings together the contributions of some twenty artists or groups of artists whose work joins the Ubuntu philosophy of “making humanity together”. By trying to approach it as a resource. A space for invention, or fiction. As well as mediation with the real world.

 

 

 

Palais de Tokyo  13, avenue du President Wilson 16th – Paris, France 75116

 

 

 

 

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Damien Hirst: His Own Worst Enemy

Damien Hirst: His Own Worst Enemy

Damien Hirst: His Own Worst Enemy
White Cube – Nov 24, 2021 to Jan 08, 2022 Hong Kong (China)

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present a personal exhibition of Damien Hirst. Displaying sculptures from his acclaimed installation in Venice. “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” (2017). As well as a new series of paintings, “Revelations”, produced in his London studio. Presented for the first time in Asia. “Treasures from the Wreck of the Incredible” was developed over ten years and from the idea of ​​an archaeological find of an ancient wreck. The figures in bronze, marble and crystal combine the multifaceted illusionism of Hellenistic sculpture. With the whimsical extravagance of Disney. Highlights of the Hong Kong exhibition include the black bronze The Severed Head of Medusa (2008). The Large Scale Dead Woman in Marble (2016). As well as the unseen black granite Mickey (2018).

 

 

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White Cube Hong Kong→  50 Connaught Road Central – Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

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Hyperrealism Sculpture: This is not a body

Hyperrealism Sculpture: This is not a body

Hyperrealism Sculpture: This is not a body
Tour and Taxis – Until Dec 12, 2021 Brussels (Belgium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Hyperrealism Sculpture. This is not a body ” is an exhibition on hyperrealism. An artistic movement born in the United States in the 1960s and whose techniques are still explored by many contemporary artists.

The exhibition presents a series of hyperrealistic sculptures that challenge our vision of art. Reality, art or copy? The hyperrealist artist abandons the abstract. And tries to create the most faithful representation possible of nature. They represent the human body so realistically that viewers start to wonder if it is real. The works of art thus create a feeling of alienation, without losing any of their meaning.

René Magritte.

The title of the exhibition refers to the famous work by René Magritte ‘This is not a pipe’, which questions the relationship between art and reality. The artists, who are exhibited at La Boverie, strive to represent the human body as faithfully and as vividly as possible.

 

 

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Sam Jinks

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Tony Matelli

Sam Jinks, Uden titel (Knælende kvinde), 2015. | Ark

Sam Jinks

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Ron Mueck

 

Tour and Taxis→  Hangars Avenue du Port / Havenlaan 86c B-1000 Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elmgreen & Dragset “The nervous system”

Elmgreen & Dragset “The nervous system”

Elmgreen & Dragset “The nervous system”
Pace Gallery – Nov 10 to Dec 18 2021 New-York (US)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pace is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent works by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset at its flagship gallery in New York City. Marking the Berlin artists’ first major exhibition with Pace since joining the gallery in 2020. This presentation runs from November 9 to December 18. The Nervous System, which includes a very narrative domestic scene of 11 works. Including eight new pieces, recalls the acclaimed double exhibition by Elmgreen & Dragset. Entitled The Collectors, in the Nordic and Danish pavilions of the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

Since 1995.

Elmgreen & Dragset, who have been collaborating since 1995. Will occupy the first floor of Pace’s New York space for this presentation. Creating an almost surreal depiction of a dysfunctional house within the gallery walls. Showcasing various sculptural elements that together create a complex set of associations. The exhibit encourages viewers to derive their own interpretations of the scene from the many different clues in the exhibit. For example, five figures are presented as figurative sculptures. Although the relationships between these characters are not explicitly described. In this presentation, Elmgreen & Dragset reversed the experience of reading a novel. Providing images but forcing viewers to construct the story.

In the world.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s extraordinary and large-scale sculptural installations have been shown around the world. Among their permanent public works is Prada Marfa, a reproduction of a Prada store erected in Marfa, Texas in 2005. Bent Pool in Miami, persecuted under National Socialist rule in Berlin. Their site-specific ceiling installation, The Hive, which was unveiled at the new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City in December 2020. At the heart of the artists’ practice are investigations into the social histories of public spaces. Their works are often imbued with political and emotional resonance.

 

 

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Pace Gallery→  510 West 25th Street Chelsea – New York, NY, USA 10001

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Lockhart: Noa Eshkol’s Movement Notation

Sharon Lockhart: Noa Eshkol’s Movement Notation

Sharon Lockhart: Noa Eshkol’s Movement Notation
Guggenheim Bilbao – Nov 4 to Feb 27, 2022 Bilbao (Spain)

 

 

 

 

 

The video installations and photographic works of Sharon Lockhart (b.1964, Norwood, USA) pay particular attention to human action. To its modes of representation, whether social or in solitude. From artistic work to choreography, she highlights the complexity and poetic depth of a simple movement. Among Lockhart’s many investigations on this subject, reflection on the researcher’s work. Israeli theorist and choreographer Noa Eshkol (b.1895; d.1969) occupies an exceptional place in the artist’s last decade of production.

Four Exercises in Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation.

Eshkol is known for her pioneering efforts to transcribe human movements. In a writing system capable of recording almost all the modalities of movement of the body. In the installation Four Exercises in Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (2011). One of Eshkol’s most accomplished students leads a series of exercises in this system based on strict compositional patterns. It raises the possibility of articulating messages through body language as if the space were a textual medium. The performer’s concentration and awareness of each movement give the performance equal serenity and power. The silence of the film further intensifies the purity of the gestures. The scores adopt three-dimensional geometric shapes in Lockhart’s photographs. This installation is the result of a special collaboration with the Thyssen Bornemisza Art 21 (TBA21) and The Wellbeing Project.

 

Sharon Lockhart: Noa Eshkol’s Movement Notation

Guggenheim Bilbao →  Avenida Abandoibarra 2 Bilbao, Spain 48001

 

 

 

 

 

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Drift: Fragile future

Drift: Fragile future

Drift: Fragile future
The Shed – Oct 29 to Dec19, 2021 New-York (US)

 

 

 

 

 

In Fragile Future, multidisciplinary artists DRIFT transform The Shed with sound, movement and film. Their experiential installations play on our senses and help us imagine the positive. Alternative solutions to the problems facing our planet. DRIFT’s monumental exhibition and special performance series inspire a reconnection with our planet and its natural processes, as well as an empathy for non-living objects.

ANOHNI.

Featuring a soundtrack created by ANOHNI, Fragile Future takes audiences on a journey through a series of interconnected installations. Exploring the universal desire to seek connection. The power to relinquish control when adopting change. Since the start of their careers, DRIFT founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta have addressed pressing environmental themes in their work. In order to encourage their audience to think differently about their connection to the Earth. The exhibition installations – multitudes of shimmering lights that cross the gallery. Like glowing seeds caught in the wind from massive concrete blocks, or Drifters. Floating magically in the air. Providing an atmosphere of hope to imagine a different world.

17,000 square feet.

On certain dates, Drifters becomes an immersive surreal performance that spans the 17,000 square foot McCourt space of The Shed. In this unique performance. Thus, a congregation of Drifters dance to the tunes in an ethereal atmosphere, in counterpoint to an ANOHNI soundtrack.

 

 

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The Shed→  The Bloomberg Building, 545 West 30th Street Chelsea – New York, NY, USA 10001

 

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Piccinini: A Miracle Constantly Repeated

Patricia Piccinini: A Miracle Constantly Repeated

Patricia Piccinini: A Miracle Constantly Repeated

Flinders Street Station – Nov 8, 2021 to Jan 16, 2022 Melbourne (Australia)

 

 

 

 

 

Trains enter and exit Flinders Street station. Crossing what were once the fertile banks of the Birrarung teeming with diverse species. But hidden above the station platforms, new forms of life are emerging.

After having occupied Melbourne’s imagination for decades. The mysterious Flinders Street Station Ballroom (and its surrounding hidden rooms) will open to the public to become A Miracle Constantly Repeated. An ecosystem of hyper-real silicone sculptures. Video, sound and light designed by Patricia Piccinini.

Art and science.

Working at the frontier of art and science, Piccinini has spent nearly three decades exploring humanity’s relationship with technology and the environment. Her work has been exhibited at major Australian and international institutions and events. Notably the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Also, the Vancouver and Venice Biennials.

Australia’s greatest visual artist.

For his first major exhibition in his hometown in nearly two decades. Australia’s leading visual artist will augment the architecture of the ballroom with huge dioramas. Sensitive young trees. Nourishing marine mammals and enormous vital foliage.

In A Miracle Constantly Repeated, technology and nature coexist and combine. It is an empathetic vision for the future based on resilience and care.

 

 

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Rising→  Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St Melbourne 3000

 

 

 

 

 

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