Artists: Alfredo Caballero, Aparicio Arthola, Chelsea Culp, Francisco Tún, Julissa Moncada, Lorena Ancona, Rafael Uriegas, Reto Pulfer, Vivian Suter, Walter Sutin Curated by: Oliver Martinez Kandt Venue: X Bienal de Nicaragua, Centro de Arte Casa Deshón, León, Nicaragua Date: February 11 – May 14, 2016 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and X Bienal de Nicaragua The X Nicaragua Biennial Fundación Ortiz Gurdian was inaugurated in the cities of Managua, Leon and Bluefields commemorating its 10th edition with the homage to the Caribbean painter June Beer (1935-1986). The X Nicaragua Biennial is dedicated to June Beer and emphasizes artistic practices as symbolic parables of the relationship of individuals […]
Artists: Trisha Baga, Clara Chon, Kah Bee Chow, Nora Kapfer, Fabian Leitgeb & Evelyn Plaschg, Reto Pulfer, Martyn Reynolds, Signe Rose, Alex Ruthner, Philipp Timischl Exhibition title: Overseas BF Curated by: Signe Rose Venue: Glovebox, Auckland, New Zealand Date: March 10 – 19, 2016 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Glovebox, Auckland We were at the Gelateria, a concave mirrored room that smells of pistachio ice cream and pumpkin seed oil. Formed steel and limp latex dangled over tables and chairs and video art blasted from a flatscreen mounted on upholstered walls. I was leafing through a catalogue of swimwear made of towels when I looked […]
Artists: Alis/Filliol, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Bruno Botella, Miriam Cahn, Jason Dodge, David Douard, Diego Marcon, Guy Mees, David Musgrave, Antoine Nessi, Reto pulfer, Samuel Richardot, pamela Rosenkranz, Sterling Ruby, Michael E. Smith, Benjamin Swaim Exhibition title: Être Chose (Being Thing) Curated by: Gyan Panchal Venue: Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac, France Date: July 5 – November 1, 2015 Photography: Aurélien Mole, images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Centre international d’art et du paysage Different environments, human and non-human, coexist. These environments barely ever meet – when they don’t ignore each other altogether. Working at the boundary of these worlds, the artists of […]
Artists: Alis/Filliol, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Bruno Botella, Miriam Cahn, Jason Dodge, David Douard, Diego Marcon, Guy Mees, David Musgrave, Antoine Nessi, Reto pulfer, Samuel Richardot, pamela Rosenkranz, Sterling Ruby, Michael E. Smith, Benjamin Swaim Exhibition title: Être Chose (Being Thing) Curated by: Gyan Panchal Venue: Treignac Projet, Treignac, France Date: July 5 – September 20, 2015 Photography: Aurélien Mole, images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Treignac Projet Different environments, human and non-human, coexist. These environments barely ever meet – when they don’t ignore each other altogether. Working at the boundary of these worlds, the artists of the Being Thing exhibition give substance and form to the […]
Artists: Kate Newby, Tania Pérez Córdova, Rodrigo Hernández, Reto Pulfer Curated by: Oliver Martinez-Kandt Venue: Supplement, London, UK Date: July 8 – August 8, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of Supplement, London, Reto Pulfer courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London. Rodrigo Hernández, courtesy of the artist. Kate Newby, lives and works in New York. Her work has been presented internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at Laurel Gitlen (2015), Lulu, Mexico City (2014); La Loge, Brussels (2014); Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland (2013); and Hopkinson Mossmon, Auckland (2013). Represented by Hopkinson Mossman. NZ. Reto Pulfer, lives and works in Berlin. His work has been included in several institutions including the Musée regional d´art contemporain Languedoc- Rouissillon, […]
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: Reto Pulfer Exhibition title: Erinnerungshäuser Venue: Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany Date: November 29, 2014 – January 31, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens (London) Grimmuseum is pleased to present new works by Swiss artist Reto Pulfer in his solo exhibition “Erinnerungshäuser” (= houses of memory) from November 29, 2014 until January 31, 2015. Pulfer uses painting, drawing, music, performance and language to create “Zustände” (= states, conditions) – moments of transition. These states are stable and yet ephemeral since a transformation into another state is possible at every moment. Zustände are a result of Pulfer’s personal recurring engagement with subjects such as memory, astronomy, expression, language and transformation. […]