Artist: Yuki Okumura Exhibition title: Measuring Roman Ondák Venue: Misako & Rosen, Tokio, Japan Date: February 8 – March 8, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Misako & Rosen Roman Ondák plays a vital role in the creation of Measuring Roman Ondák(2015), by Japanese artist Yuki Okumura (b. 1978). During the exhibition, should he choose to accept an invitation to present himself, an attendant will mark Roman Ondák’s height, first name, and date of the measurement on the gallery wall. Beginning as an empty white space, from and for a certain time, the gallery may be marked with the trace of one specific person. The inclusion of Roman Ondák in […]
The Registry of Promise is a series of exhibitions that reflect on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold in store for us. These exhibitions engage with and play upon various readings of promise as simultaneously anticipating a future and its fulfillment or lack thereof, as well as a kind of inevitability, either positive or negative. Such polyvalence assumes a particular poignancy in the current historical moment. Given that the technological and scientific notions of progress inaugurated by the Enlightenment no longer have the same purchase they once did, we have long since abandoned the linear vision of the future the Enlightenment once betokened. Meanwhile, what is coming to substitute our former conception would hardly seem to be a substitute at all: the looming specter of global ecological catastrophe. From the anthropocentric promise of modernity, it would seem, we have turned to a negative faith in the post-human. And yet the future is not necessarily a closed book. Far from fatalistic, The Registry of Promise takes into consideration these varying modalities of the future while trying to conceive of possible others. In doing so, it seeks to valorize the potential polyvalence and mutability at the heart of the word promise.
Taking place over the course of approximately one year, The Registry of Promise consists of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. It was inaugurated by The Promise of Melancholy and Ecology at the Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, followed by The Promise of Multiple Temporalities at Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-Les-Eaux and The Promise of Moving Things at Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, and will conclude with The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in Tongues at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg.
Artist: Karlos Gil Exhibition title: Sub Rosa Venue: garcía | galería, Madrid, Spain Date: January 24 – March 27, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and garcía | galería In his upcoming exhibition at García | Galería, Karlos Gil presents a new body of work under the title sub rosa, a Latin expression meaning “under the rose”, used to indicate a secret or confidentiality. This project is one of the elements that make up a long-term investigation of the artist’s, through which he studies the hidden connections and similarities between beings and objects. On this occasion, he focuses on the ergonomic aspect of the relationships established between these two concepts. The […]
Artists: Paul Barsch, Burkhard Beschow, Adam Cruces, Zack Davis, Anne Fellner, Tilman Hornig, Aoto Oouchi, Thomas Payne, Clemence de La Tour du Pin, Camilla Steinum, Ronny Szillo Exhibition title: CRASH Concept and Curation: Paul Barsch, Burkhard Beschow, Tilman Hornig With written contributions by: Joseph Hernandez and d3signbur3au Date: January 17, 2015 Photography: Stefan Haehnel & Paul Barsch Flashing lights of the metropolis. Stretched coaches cruise the steaming asphalt. Never sure what they carry. Hidden behind tinted glass. Like whales they glide through crowded streets, stolid and majestic. Artworks inside a HUMMER stretch limo. Online exhibition at www.newscenario.net Adam Cruces Anne Fellner Aoto Oouchi Burkhard Beschow Camilla Steinum Clemence de La Tour du […]
Artists: Yves Scherer, Candice Jacobs, Hannah Perry, Noah Barker, Tomas Diaz-Cedeño, Lewis Teague Wright, Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Jimmy Merris, Nico Colón, Timothy James Kelly, Puppies Puppies, Olivia Erlanger, Dora Budor, Alex Mackin Dolan, Renaud Jerez, Carlos Reyes, K.r.m Mooney Exhibition title: Under A Thawing Lake Venue: Dark Arts International, Mexico City Date: February 4 – 8, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artists and Dark Arts International The actors have only just met and their scripted production has dissolved into improv while the theater housing them faces a similarly uncertain future. One is interrupting the others, constantly trying to steer away from the humor of the fact that the stage they are on […]
Artist: Hayley Silverman Exhibition title: Unmanned Lander Venue: Bodega, New York, US Date: February 22 – March 29, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Bodega, New York A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief -T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland, 1922 The silhouette cast at high noon across the shaded saloon archway we know too well: from the crown of his Stetson down to softly clinking spurs. A dry wind blows. Here on earth we suffer vigilante justice no worse than spat tobacco juice—when conceit, disease and apathy plague the desiccated land. Groundwater is poisoned by expectations of profit; […]
Artist: Andy Boot Exhibition title: Midday Hour Venue: Minerva, Sydney, Australia Date: February 7 – March 21, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Minerva, Sydney Midday Hour. A time defined by the flatness of light: characteristically vague, it is the hour of indeterminates. The day is at the midpoint; where an absence of shadows gives no clue to future or past. Talkback radio occupies the background; coffee is prepared; and two scientists discuss the average colour of the universe as seen from earth: “Our data initially suggested turquoise: a result that proved inaccurate, skewed by the influence of shadows. In the end, the average is a shade of beige. A […]