Artist: Zarouhie Abdalian Exhibition title: A Betrayal Venue: Clifton Benevento, New York, US Date: March 5 – May 14, 2016 Photography: Elisabeth Bernstein, all images copyright and courtesy the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York Clifton Benevento is pleased to present the New York solo debut of Zarouhie Abdalian. Rooted in the particularities of site and context, Abdalian’s work typically responds to the specific attributes of a given location, architectural setting, or social landscape. Within the context of Clifton Benevento, and with a characteristic economy of means, Abdalian presents A Betrayal, a suite of sculptures that are responsive to the gallery as a site of transition. Abdalian’s sculptures reflect their […]
Artist: Sofia Leiby Exhibition title: Thinking Creatively With Pictures Venue: Clifton Benevento, New York, US Date: January 16 – February 27, 2016 Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York Clifton Benevento is pleased to present “Thinking Creatively With Pictures”, a solo exhibition of paintings and a video by New York based artist Sofia Leiby. In her newest body of work, Leiby mines the rich history of “projective drawing tests”, graphic assessments originating in Gestalt psychology, to self-reflexively address the relationship between mark-making and subjectivity. Leiby’s research in graphology led her to the field of psychometrics, or the theory and techniques of psychological assessment, and the history of […]
Artist: Dylan Spaysky Exhibition title: Tacky Glue Venue: Clifton Benevento, New York, US Date: November 7 – December 19, 2015 Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York Clifton Benevento is pleased to present ‘Tacky Glue’, a solo exhibition of recent work by Detroit-based artist Dylan Spaysky. Carved, whittled, glued and plumbed, Spaysky’s artworks possess a homespun temperament that might point toward the handiwork of a garage hobbyist or homemaker. Carpeted sculptures resembling cat towers are contorted to evoke figures with bad posture. Holiday decorations are compressed into wreath-like Tondo assemblages, while dish sponges are hacked into tiny cappuccinos. Shaped by personal history, Spaysky attempts to reconcile off-the-shelf […]
Featured Artists: Jennie Hagevik Bringaker, Erlend Hogstad, Mirak Jamal, Piotr Makowski, Zoe Williams, Hayley A. Silverman, Jason Benson, Sam Lipp, Patrick Berran, Sam Anderson, Martín Soto Climent, Gina Beavers, Jason Matthew Lee, Renaud Jerez, Benoît Maire, Anne Imhof, Florian Germann, Julie Béna, Kate Newby, Ryan McLaughlin, Chantal Peñalosa, Nevine Mahmoud, Patrick Armstrong, Ry Rocklen, Adrien Missika, Stefano Calligaro, Radu Comșa, Halvor Ronning, Ieva Kraule, Jesse Stecklow, Julie Beaufils, Liz Craft, Luca Francesconi, Mathis Collins, Piotr Lakomy, Wojciech Bąkowski, Bettina Samson, Natalie Häusler, Kris Lemsalu, Clémence Seilles, David Raffini, Jennifer Boysen, David Malek, Mathis Altmann
Venue: Paris Internationale, Paris, France
Exhibitors 2015: 1857, Oslo, Antoine Levi, Paris, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen, Bodega, New York, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, Chapter, New York, Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, Clifton Benevento, New York, Crèvecoeur, Paris, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Emmanuel Hervé, Paris, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, Gregor Staiger, Zurich, High Art, Paris, Joseph Tang, Paris, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina, Laurel Gitlen, New York, La Salle de bains, Lyon, Lulu, Mexico City, Michael Thibault, Los Angeles, Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Room East, New York, Sabot, Cluj, Samy Abraham, Paris, Sandy Brown, Berlin, Shanaynay, Paris, Stereo, Warsaw, Sultana, Paris, Supplement, London, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Torri, Paris, Treize, Paris, Triple V, Paris, Truth & Consequences, Geneva, Union Pacific, London
Date: October 20–24, 2015
Photography: images courtesy of the artists, galleries, Paris Internationale and Art Viewer
Artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Luis Miguel Bendaña, Joshua Citarella, Mariah Dekkenga, Channa Horwitz, Karin Sander, Siebren Versteeg, Mike Yaniro Exhibition title: Figure 8 Organized by: Silke Lindner Venue: Clifton Benevento, New York, US Date: June 26 – August 7, 2015 Photography: images courtesy of the artists and Clifton Benevento, New York Clifton Benevento is pleased to present the group exhibition Figure 8, featuring eight works by eight artists that address materiality and its transformation of information and language. Language is a code for thought. Score is a code for music. Mathematics is a code for logic. Developed by Channa Horwitz (1932 – 2013) as a way to organize visually elaborate compositions, […]
Dates: 5-8 February, 2015
Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
The second edition of Mexico City’s Material Art Fair presented a selective group of 40 galleries and artist-run project spaces — from 10 countries and over 20 cities — chosen by the fair’s 2015 selection committee, which was comprised of John Riepenhoff, artist and co-owner of Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Beatriz López, Co-Director of Instituto de Visión, Bogota; Chris Sharp, curator and co-founder of Lulu, Mexico City; and Gerardo Contreras, curator and director of Preteen Gallery.
The fair’s 2015 public program featured an engaging series of daily conversations organized by the New York City-based online publication, Triple Canopy, under the title “How Far is Near.” These included, “In Search of a Model for Life” with Felipe Ehrenberg, Waysatta Fernández, Juan Caloca, and Sofia Olascoaga; “Universal Methods of Design” with Maru Calva, José León Cerrillo, and Prem Krishnamurthy; and “How to Demand the Impossible” with John Gibler, Gabriela Jauregui, and Isaac Torres.
Anna Gritz, associate curator at South London Gallery, curated the fair’s video program, “Sand in the Vaseline,” which featured three individual programs for artists Adriana Lara, Sophia Al-Maria, and Stuart Middleton.
Mexico City-based Distrito Editorial created the fair’s bookstore, presenting an impeccable selection of artist books, books about art, and small, limited-edition works mostly by Mexican artists.
Finally, beneath the stage at the Auditorio Blackberry was the Material Exhibitors Club: an ambitious group exhibition, performance space, and pop-up mezcal bar organized by the Lower East Side art bar, Beverly’s, with complimentary mezcal provided by Gracias a Dios.
2015 Exhibitor List:
321 Gallery, Brooklyn / Adams and Ollman, Portland / American Medium, Brooklyn / Aran Cravey, Los Angeles / Beverly’s, New York City / CARNE GALLERY, Bogotá / Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago / Casa Imelda, Mexico City / Clifton Benevento, New York City / COOPER COLE, Toronto / David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis / East Hampton Shed, East Hampton / Et al., San Francisco / Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland / François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles / Grand Century, New York City / Green Gallery, Milwaukee / helper, Brooklyn / Instituto de Visión, Bogotá / Kunstverein Toronto, Toronto / Levy.Delval, Brussels / lodos, Mexico City / LOYAL, Stockholm / Lulu, México, D.F. / LVL3, Chicago / Mary Mary, Glasgow / Michael Jon Gallery, Miami+Detroit / Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto / New Galerie, Paris / Night Gallery, Los Angeles / P!, New York / Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca / Queer Thoughts, Nueva York / Regina Rex, Nueva York / Roberto Paradise, San Juan / Rolando Anselmi, Berlin / Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago / Smart Objects, Los Ángeles / What Pipeline, Detroit / The White Lodge, Córdoba / Yautepec, Mexico City
Artist: Martín Soto Climent Exhibition title: The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist Venue: Clifton Benevento, New York, US Date: February 20 – May 11, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York Featuring works by João Carvalho, Felix Manz, Iris Shady, Tashiro Tsuramoto, Lola Lago, John Brown, and Martín Soto. Clifton Benevento is pleased to present the solo exhibition The Contemporary Comedy: Glossy Mist by Mexican artist Martín Soto Climent. Inspired by an ancient text by anarchist Bao Jingyan (c. 300 AD, unknown), which illustrates the existential journey of a warrior facing death, Martín Soto Climent likewise presents the death of his artistic persona. Contradicting all normative protocol for his […]