• Jochen Lempert: One Minute, One Hour, One Month… One Million Years

    23 February — 23 March 2019


    The Island Club presents One Minute, One Hour, One Month… One Million Years, a group show with works from the Kerenidis Pepe Collection.

    One Minute, One Hour, One Month… One Million Years operates at the interstices between day and night, wake and sleep, work and rest. Where time bends and boundaries become porous. Where language, in form and function, surrenders to the weight of interpretation. For the duration of the exhibition The Island Club will be open from 17:36 to 21:36. As the sun sets and commercial activity gives way to leisure time, the exhibition unfolds across buildings – shopfronts and public spaces in proximity to The Island Club  and can be explored through a walk. With fleeces, with vestments, I have tried to cover the blue-black blade. I implored day to break into night. I have longed to see the cupboard dwindle, to feel the bed soften, to float suspended, to perceive lengthened trees, lengthened faces, a green bank on a moor and two figures in distress saying goodbye. I flung words in fans like those the sower throws over the ploughed fields when the earth is bare. I desired always to stretch the night and fill it fuller and fuller with dreams.

    Virginia Woolf, The Waves, 1931

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  • Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves: El calor derrite los estilos

    22 February — 9 June 2019


    Between 2005 and 2008, Mantilla and Chaves discovered the Library of the Centre for Theological Studies of the Amazon (CETA) in the Peruvian city of Iquitos. Years later, with the aim of further exploring the inconsistencies arising from the clash between the jungle and the city, they made several visits to this city with the aim of creating a digital compilation of documents from the Amazonian Library and the Library of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), as well as other sources of printed and library material of interest to them. This undertaking gave rise to a project called Un afán incómodo (An Uncomfortable Eagerness), for which they amassed an extensive body of work that was midway between a narrative account and research, playing around in the incongruent, dystopian space that opens up between iconographic sources and their particular contexts.

    Continuing this line of work, the artists went one step further, focusing in particular on dismantling images, peeling back their layers in every sense, stripping them of all meaning, laying them bare of any signs that once alluded to a specific place. Heat Melts Styles doesn’t so much allude to a specific geographic area –the Amazon– or a particular forest or city.Rather, it questions the ways that these places are constructed and subsequently interpreted. In the words of the artists: “Unable and unwilling to speak for others, renouncing ethnography and anthropology and allowing ourselves to be carried away by a methodology without logic, we set ourselves in a narrow limbo in which to put into practice a sort of anti-landscape theory, purposely losing ourselves in the leafiness of paper, stains and signs. A few intuitions as far, we hope, from naivety as from cynicism”.

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  • Jochen Lempert and Asier Mendizabal: Ganar Perdiendo

    22 February — 26 May 2019


    Winning by losing seeks, through contemporary artistic practices and some historical documents, to identify gestures and traces that bear witness to the subversion of certain temporal orders or the superposition of historical marks, critically analyzing contemporary rituals or the ideological naturalization of a supposed normality. The project also pays particular attention to instances in which the notions of evolution are disarmed -mainly in non-Western ways of thinking-, while considering the colonial stamp as the most embedded and efficacious in the contemporary world and, for that reason, the most susceptible to being disturbed.
    With works by Jochen Lempert and Asier Mendizabal, next to pieces by Caroline Achaintre, Pauline Boudry y Renate Lorenz, Marcel Broodthaers, Cian Dayrit, Aleksandra Domanovic, Juan Downey, Elvira Espejo Ayca, Patricia Esquivias, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Geir Tore Holm, Sean Lynch, Paper Tiger TV, Xabier Salaberria, Jorge Satorre and Rosemarie Trockel

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  • Xavier Ribas: Setze barris, mil ciutats

    17 February — 17 May 2019

    GROUP SHOW: El Borsí, Barcelona

    This exhibition brings together a selection of images from the photographic projects developed by eleven artists between July and December of 2018, as part of a commission by Foment de Ciutat to document sixteen low-income districts in Barcelona. The commissioned works will be housed at the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona.

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  • Dora García: Footnote to a Footnote

    15 February — 5 April 2019


    Curated by Javier Hontario, the exhibition “Footnote to a Footnote” brings the works of eight Spanisch contemporary artists together with a selection of works by Gianfranco Baruchello.  The exhibition is the result of a one year long research which Hontario did during a residency in Rome. It creates through some thematic paths a dialogue between  the works of Baruchello and the invited artists from Spain. The dream (“a model for a game, a palpable mood” Baruchello once said), the earth, nomadism, the fragmentation of narration, the political gaze or the way in which the story is told, are the themes on which the project focuses. The archival practice, which is essential for the work of Baruchello, is another crucial point in the structure of the exhibition.

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  • Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968 – 2018

    10 February — 12 May 2019


    The exhibition Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 was organized by the Walker Art Center, where it was on view in 2018. It is a major retrospective on the work of conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg and marks the artist’s first comprehensive US survey in over 30 years. Many of the works included, from private and public collections in Europe and elsewhere, have never before been exhibited in US museums.
    The exhibition charts Ruppersberg’s key themes: movement between places, presence and absence, the book as object and subject, memorials, and self-portraiture. It also reveals his reverence for cultural forms “destined to disappear,” from postcards and wall calendars to hand-painted signs and early recorded music.

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  • Ana Jotta: Composição

    7—23 February 2019


    Ana Jotta will have a solo show at the independent art space Appleton in Lisbon. Appleton is a place of experimentation and learning, equipped to receive, promote and present diverse expressions of contemporary art. It occupies a clearly complementary position to commercial galleries, as an independent, non-profit association, and intends to continue contributing to the production, contemplation and promotion of the ideas and practice of contemporary art. Its programmes are divided between Square, where exhibitions of a longer duration take place, and Box, which is set up to present performance, dance, music, film, theatre, discussions, courses and even exhibitions of a shorter duration, with a decidedly faster pace and informal atmosphere.

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  • Christoph Weber and Pieter Vermeersch: The Fragence of Images

    2 February — 22 April 2019


    This exhibition presents a selection of works carefully brought together to demonstrate the association between smell, memory and the construction of visual language. It is a basic human instinct to document, preserve, and materialize experience, often translated and existing as an archive of sorts, a reference to a time lived. It is an affirmation of cultural identity frequently associated with the psychical space of the mind. The exhibition presents a diverse group of works, of artists like Christoph Weber, Pieter Vermeersch, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rebecca Horn, in a wide variety of media, with an emphasis on process and in many cases the use of found objects. It was on view before at Opelvillen.

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  • Guillaume Leblon: The House Where You Live Forever

    1 February — 14 April 2019


    Like with nature, some people ignore the body, while others do consider it as the most vital in life. Dancers, actors, and performers use their bodies as a tool and instrument for communication. But most of the time, we live our lives, using our bodies without thinking about the blood and flesh, which composes it.
    The House Where You Live Forever is the first exhibition by the Brazilian curator Marina Coelho in Garage Rotterdam. The international artists, as Guillaume Leblon, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Sophie Dupont et. al, scrutinise the obsession that the current society has about the idea of the perfect body. How do we reinvent ourselves everyday with the same body?

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  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer: Plastik – Gallery of Material Culture

    26 January — 22 April 2019


    Dedobbeleer’s practice explores sculpture, design, architecture and systems of display. He examines how value is ascribed to certain materials and practices, always with a lightness of touch or understated sense of humour. The show’s title Plastik is a German word that translates as “plastic” but is also a synonym for the German word “Kunststoff”, which is composed of the words “art” and “material” and was the titel of Dedobbeleer’s last large solo show at WIELS in Brussels. And exactly this show travelled from Brussels and is on view in an adapted form under this new titel Plastik in Winterthur.

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  • Dora García: “La Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art

    17 January — 28 April 2019


    This display is the first of four from ”la Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art, established in 1985 to foster dialogue between Spanish and international art. Whitechapel Gallery has invited leading authors to curate the displays and to contribute a fictional text based on their selection.
    Enrique Vila-Matas seeks truth through fiction and values ‘the ambiguity of experience’. A video by Dora García (b. 1965, Spain) features a girl receiving strict instruction on how to perform breathing exercises. In a staged self-portrait by Carlos Pazos (b. 1949, Spain) the artist appears lost in melancholic reverie at a Barcelona nightclub. These small dramas contrast with seemingly timeless landscapes. A mixed media painting by Miquel Barceló (b. 1957, Spain) and a digitally collaged photograph by Andreas Gursky (b. 1955, Germany) take a ground level and an aerial perspective on the land, where the human figure is absent or minute.

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  • Xavier Ribas: Geografías Concretas

    15 December 2018 — 20 March 2019


    The solo exhibition Geografías Concretas shows ten works – photographs, videos and texts – by Xavier Ribas, which he did between 2003 and 2009.
    Most of the works are part of projects with an archaeological character, using images, documents and texts, to address the history and memory of different sites and showing the traces, footprints and sedimentations of this past.

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  • Dora García: I Always Tell The Truth

    5 December 2018 — 17 February 2019


    What is truth and who speaks the truth? In her exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall, Dora Garcia explores the concept of truth; through film, drawings, text and performance. Today, when the division between true and false appears increasingly dissolved and when the occurrence of ‘fake news’ makes it hard to assess the veracity of statements, Dora Garcia’s exhibition appears as an important space for dialogue.
    The text I Always Tell The Truth – which also is the title of the exhibition – can be seen as part of the chalk drawings that cover the facade, walls and floors of the Konsthall. The sentence is retrieved from an interview with the French psychoanalyst Jaques Lacan that appeared on French television in 1973. Lacan´s answer to the first question in this well debated interview made at the end of Lacan´s career was “I always tell the truth, but not all the truth”. In the exhibition Dora García weaves together various notions and perspectives on truth with references from art, literature, film and psychoanalysis.

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  • Patricia Dauder: Alineacions

    29 November 2018 — 6 January 2019


    One more year, the Joan Miró Foundation marks the end-of-year festivities with an artistic proposal made exclusively for the occasion. This year Patricia Dauder will present “Alineacions” a new work that arises from her research on astronomic phenomenas and, in this particular case, on the Christmas star. Patricia Dauder’s interest in astronomy, and in the importance of the starry sky in many cultures, connects with a part of Miró’s iconography, in which steles and constellations are clear images.

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  • Patricia Dauder: XIV Bienal de Cuenca

    23 November 2018 — 3 February 2019


    Under the title Estructuras vivientes. El arte como experiencia plural, the curatorial proposal for the biennial is an invitation to reflect on the way we relate to art focusing on the idea of art as experience: aesthetic, intellectual, emotional, affective, psychological but also political, sociological and anthropological. Curator: Jesús Fuenmayor. Patricia Dauder will participate with a new sculptural production and the slide projection, In & Out (2016).

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  • Allen Ruppersberg: West by Midwest

    17 November 2018 — 27 January 2019


    Divided into six sections, West by Midwest presents more than 80 artworks by 63 artists from the 1960s through the 2010s. Allen Ruppersberg will not only show his work “The impossible girl” from 1985 in this exhibition, but will also give a talk together with Amanda Ross-Ho on Saturday, November 17th at 3 pm. Each section of the exhibition maps three overlapping forms of kinship: practice, or the ways that artists make and approach their work; place, or the spaces where artists congregate and exchange ideas; and people, or the manifold human relationships that compose artists’ personal and professional circles. Anchored by works in the MCA’s collection, West by Midwest eschews a definitive survey of individuals’ achievements to instead consider how artists move and make work within a larger field of relations.

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  • Christoph Weber: Structures of Thought

    26 October — 8 December 2018


    For Structure of Thought, curator Walter Seidl has put works together by some of the most interesting Austrian contemporary artists, of which some will be exhibiting for the first time in Bulgaria on this occasion. Between them Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber, VALIE EXPORT, Sona Gangl, Maria Hahnenkamp, Christoph Weber, Franz West, Heimo Zobernig.
    The show consists of a diverse selection of works including: photography, video work, drawings, sculptures and installations. They examine the structures that define current conditions of perception and seek for alternatives in order to testify how individuals have to adapt but also argue against the notions of given space and its forms of visuality.

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  • Ana Jotta curates with Ricardo Valentim Show from A to C

    19 October 2018 — 14 January 2019


    The works of Al Cartio (Honolulu, 1951) and Constance Ruth Howes (Baltimore, 1947) may not at first glance seem to have much in common. Other than the fact that both spent time in Portugal­ – Cartio in 1981, and Howes in 2015 – there is little stylistically and biographically, that connects or relates them. However, the closer examination of their œuvres provided by this exhibition, curated by Ana Jotta and Ricardo Valentim, puts their work in dialogue, revealing surprising links between their ways of seeing and considering reality.

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  • Dora García: Multitudinous Seas

    15 October — 16 December 2018


    For the 17th edition of Propos d’Europe, yearly contemporary art exhibition dedicated to cultural diversity in Europe, the Hippocrène Foundation invited Iordanis Kerenidis and Piergiorgio Pepe, collectors and founders of the Phenomenon association, to present an exhibition and a program.

    The project brings together all participants from the project Phenomenon that takes place every two years on the remote Greek island of Anaf. Phenomenon includes performances, conferences, projections and an exhibition throughout Anaf and has been exploring since 2015 questions around (in)visibility in relation to language, light, history, and marginality. Dora Garía is one of the artists of the exhibition, whose performance The Plague will be performed as part of it on 20th November at 7:30 pm.

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  • Jochen Lempert: Predicted Autumn

    12 October — 16 December 2018

    SOLO SHOW, Musée d'art contemporain de Rochechouart

    Jochen Lempert’s photographic prints, invariably in black and white on matte baryta paper, recreate a classification of the living between scientific rigor and research of the sublime. Jochen Lempert does not look for the extraordinary. On the contrary, it captures the innocuous, the impermanent and a certain poetry of everyday life.

    Situated in the Château de Rochechouart, the museum has distinguished itself over the years for its ongoing dialogue between contemporary creation and historic heritage and the three fundamental themes have been foremost in the composition of the collection and the exhibitions: history, landscape and the imagination.

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  • Ana Jotta & Hans-Peter Feldmann: Metaphoria III

    6 October — 11 November 2018


    Metaphoria III is the third opus of a series of touring exhibitions in Europe that consider contemporary art as a research platform: a dialogue between visual arts and poetry, using the metaphor as a medium. Here we take the metaphor in a literal manner, as the contemporary Greeks hear it: a means of transport. After Portugal and Greece, here it is in France. Between other artists, also Hans-Peter Feldmann and Ana Jotta exhibit works in the show.

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  • Patricia Dauder: The Undecided Landscapes

    5 October 2018 — 12 January 2019

    GROUP SHOW, ACVIc Centre d`arts contemporànies, Vic

    The undecided landscapes is a collective exhibition which seeks to intensify, through performative actions, the connection with physical territory. Whether natural or urban environments or spaces suspended between one and the other, to challenge their habitual functions involves, from the field of the visual arts, a critical approach which prioritises unplanned temporary activation over its contemplative condition. In this sense, the show distils an implicit, latent performativity, asserting indecision and instability as possible systems of significance of a specific territory. Next to Patricia Dauder, Judit Bou, Mònica Planes and Jorge Yeregui are participating in it.

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  • Xavier Ribas: Pendulum – Moving Goods, Moving Images

    3 October 2018 — 13 January 2019


    The group show Pendulum – Moving Goods, Moving Images is combining selected works from the collection of the MAST Foundation that deal with the historical and contemporary narrations and distribution of common goods and values within our globalized world. Next to a work by Xavier Ribas, the exhibition also presents artworks from international acclaimed artists like Ulrich Gebert, Yto Barrada, and Richard Mosse, but also historical material from artists like Helen Levitt and Lewis Hine.

    MAST Foundation, based in Bologna, is an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on art, technology and innovation.

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  • Guillaume Leblon & Christoph Weber: Face Contre Terre

    29 September — 18 November 2018


    Face contre terre reunites all the artists from Galerie Jocelyn Wolff celebrating the gallery’s 15th Anniversary. Between them also Christoph Weber and Guillaume Leblon. The SHED is an artist run space, located near Rouen in Normandy. Its 1 400 m2 building is part of a former candle wick factory.

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  • Jochen Lempert: Mimicry- Empathy

    28 September — 30 November 2018


    MIMICRY—EMPATHY is an exhibition on the dissolution of the self as a gesture a of empathy, curated by Anne-Sophie Dinant and Amirali Ghasemi, at the Lajevardi Foundation in Karim Khan, Tehran. In biology, mimicry implies a mostly visual adaptation to a different life form, which could be beneficial in some situations and, ultimately, secure survival. Besides making someone less visible, mimicry can also be a way of becoming more attractive, to be seen and favored over others. With works by Jochen Lempert, as well as artists like Ulla von Brandenburg, Berta Fischer, Alexandra Leykauf and Annette Kelm.

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  • Matt Mullican: You`ve eaten Roses, now you`ll drink the Moon!

    12 September 2018 — 12 January 2019

    GROUP SHOW, Forum Arte Braga, Portugal

    The exhibition You’ve eaten Roses, now you’ll drink the Moon! brings together for the first time a major body of works from the Leal Rios Foundation outside its home in Lisbon. Committed to the legacy of Conceptual art through artworks that materialise the troika of space, time and body, the foundation can be counted among a handful of significant collections in Portugal that foreground a curatorial stance in shaping the collecting and preserving of artworks. By placing works in new contexts their lifespan is extended; accordingly, the exhibition expands upon the principle that art is never entirely finished, but remains in the process of making, an activity that requires engagement by artists, curators and audiences. Next to works by Matt Mullican, works by artists like Helena Almeida, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Francisco Tropa and many others are on view.

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  • Jochen Lempert: Surface Matters

    25 September 2018 — 22 February 2019


    This project shows important photographic works selected from the collection of Massimo Orsini and presented on ceramic wall modules, which challenge surface, the gaze and their own narrative content. Not just an exhibition, but an unexpected path of images, an innovative stratified setting in close dialogue with the architecture of the space.
    40 photographs by 26 artists, from Man Ray to Richard Prince, by way of Robert Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Luigi Ghirri, but also Wolfgang Tillmans, Jochen Lempert, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Demand, Louise Lawler, and Zoe Leonard.

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  • Marc Nagtzaam: The Line Up – The Power Of Drawing

    22 September — 18 November 2018


    The exhibition The Line Up: The Power of Drawing at Centraal Museum Utrecht presents a wide selection of drawings by internationally renowned artists and upcoming talent, both from Utrecht and far beyond. Works from the museum’s own collection are displayed alongside loans and pieces created especially for the exhibition. Centraal Museum Utrecht offers in this an extensive and rich overview of the practice of drawing from 1950 to today and seeks to display the diversity of the phenomenon of drawing: the great variety in techniques, approaches and images. From intimate sketches to monumental wall pieces, from quick scribbles to detailed, figurative elaborations, from pencil on paper to cartoons and animations.

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  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer: Kunststoff – Gallery of Material Culture

    21 September 2018 — 6 January 2019


    Dedobbeleer’s practice explores sculpture, design, architecture and systems of display. He examines how value is ascribed to certain materials and practices, always with a lightness of touch or understated sense of humour. The show’s title Kunststoff is a German word that translates as “plastic” but which is composed of the words “art” and “material”. The exhibition is curated by Zoë Gray and shows over 40 artworks including 15 new productions and is done in collaboration with Kunst Museum Winterthur. The show is accompanied by Dedobbeleer’s first monograph, which traces the development of his practice since 2006 through a selection of 16 generously illustrated exhibitions.

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  • Christoph Weber and Pieter Vermeersch: The Fragrance of Images

    19 September 2018 — 6 January 2019


    This exhibition presents a selection of works carefully brought together to demonstrate the association between smell, memory and the construction of visual language. It is a basic human instinct to document, preserve, and materialize experience, often translated and existing as an archive of sorts, a reference to a time lived. It is an affirmation of cultural identity frequently associated with the psychical space of the mind. The exhibition presents a diverse group of works, of artists like Christoph Weber, Pieter Vermeersch, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rebecca Horn, in a wide variety of media, with an emphasis on process and in many cases the use of found objects.

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