Artists: AIRBNB Pavilion Exhibition title: Schöner Wohnen Venue: armada, Milan, Italy Date: March 4 – 29, 2015 Photography: Beppe Raso. Images courtesy of AIRBNB Pavilion and armada, Milan A bed frame, a mattress, a Sofa, a Coffee Table, a TV, a console, an xbox, a chandelier, something old, something new, something borrowed, something Ikea, something Blue, something fancy, something Hermes, designer pieces, Lalique vases, Murano things, China, silverware, coat hangers, Fendi, Armani, Versace homeware (pick from these) and any other decorative paraphernalia including ceramics. 2015-01-24 18:18 GMT+00:00 AIRBNB Pavilion <email@example.com> For the exhibition “Schöner Wohnen”, AIRBNB Pavilion investigates on contemporary forms of domesticity. The London-based collective, who was set up on the occasion […]
Artist: Sam Falls Venue: Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy Date: February 14 – April 18, 2015 Photography: Giorgio Benni, Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Giuliani, Rome “As the moon orbits the earth it tries to pull everything toward it, the only thing the earth can’t hold on to is water. People can hold on to everything but time. The ocean moves up and down, it cleanses the rocks and sand. Time heals our wounds but it ages our bodies. There’s a beauty and a sadness in the moon, in time. There’s eternal return in the cycle of the tide, it defies time while time defines us. This show merges natural elements […]
Artist: Catharine Ahearn Exhibition title: NO SOAP RADIO Venue: Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy Date: February 20 – March 28, 2015 Photography: Laura Fantacuzzi. Courtesy of the artist and Peep-Hole Peep-Hole presents the first exhibition in an institution by the artist Catharine Ahearn. Catharine Ahearn, through constant experimentation with techniques and materials, investigates the narrative potential of everyday life and the relationship with the body to construct a layered imaginary that takes form through unusual, sarcastic reinterpretations of reality. Drawing on experiences or characters rooted in collective memory, she combines ordinary objects in visionary and mysterious compositions that ironically address the stereotyped dynamics of power. NO SOAP RADIO consists of a series of sculptures […]
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.
Artists: Rosa Ciano, Cecile B. Evans, Benjamin Asam Kellog, Matthew Landry, Lucia Leuci, Yuri Pattison, Fabio Santacroce, Jasper Spicero, Amalia Ulman Exhibition title: ALWAYS BRIAN (ti amo) Venue: 63rd-77th STEPS / Art Project Staircase, Bari, Italy Date: January 16 -18, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of 63rd-77th STEPS Always Brian (TI AMO), Corso Italia and a burnt kebab. I like how you fall in sleep on trains, you feel fastened to Earth. Leaves are lying about their agony and we have all been gifted with a YEAR IN REVIEW. It tastes iron. Entertaining revolution, performed poverty, wealthy orgasm. Kamut year. DID YOU UPGRADE YOUR REVERENCE? Happiness is not a cinematographic effect and you […]
Artists: Rachel de Joode, Marco Bruzzone, Giulio Delvè, Michele Di Menna, Marco Zezza, Katharina Fengler, Internationale Surplace, Renato Leotta, Jonatah Manno, Nick Oberthaler, Stefan Thater Exhibition title: Greatest Hits Text and lecture by: Cristiano de Maj Venue: Museo Apparente, Naples, Italy Date: December 27, 2014 – February 10, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of Museo Apparente Museo Apparente is pleased to present “Greatest Hits”, last show of 2014 and the first of a series of group exhibitions in which the space becomes a kind of ‘picture gallery’ of works fragmented and unconnected as the seventeenth century concept wants. In the exhibition, a selection of works by previuosly showned artists (Internationale Surplace, Jonatah Manno, Giulio […]
Artist: Cheng Ran Exhibition title: Always I Trust Venue: Armada, Milan, Italy Date: October 22 – November 23, 2014 Photography: Courtesy of Armada armada is pleased to announce the opening of its new space with the first solo exhibition in Italy by Cheng Ran. Titled “Always I Trust,” the exhibition includes video works Always I Trust (2014), Simply Wild (2014) and the new print work XoXo Kiss (2014). A re-arranged version of the video work Always I Trust will be live performed by Li Jianhong, Li Qing, Wei Wei and Wang Ziheng, some of the most representative musicians from the Chinese undergroung noise scène. The show runs parallel to “Inside China: […]