A portfolio of six essays about the life and work of Guibert.
Kahlil Robert Irving's large collagraph print was recently aquired and is now in the exhibition.
Hervé Guibert's, ...of lovers, time, and death, featuring 15 small prints, is on exhibition at the Felix Gaudlitz gallery in Vienna through November 28.
Kahlil Robert Irving discusses the inspiration for his multimedia work, specifically Black culture and history. He also speaks on current projects, like his collaboration with Richard Munaba, Safetyfirst & Fantasies_BLOCKCHAIN (2020-present), and multiple exhibitions for the Contemproary Art Museum St. Louis, the Katzen Arts Center at American University, and MASS MoCA.
James Hoff's artwork, Our Crime was Our Curiosity (2018), is included in FAIR, a digital art fair coordinated by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA). The work is availalbe for purchase through June 21, 2020.
Kahlil Robert Irving's collograph print, Constellation #2 (Grayscale) (2017), is included in FAIR, a digital art fair coordinated by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA). The work is availalbe for purchase through June 21, 2020.
In collaboration with Richard Munaba, Kahlil Robert Irving has created an interactive digital exhibition titled Safetyfirst&Fantasies_BLOCKCHAIN. This piece is hosted by the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University.
Nicholas Buffon's painting, Catherine Opie 420 (2019), is included in FAIR, a digital art fair coordinated by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA). The work is availalbe for purchase through June 21, 2020.
Etel Adnan: Each day is a whole world will have an opening reception at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, on June 6, 2019.
Etel Adnan's book of collected poems, Time (Brooklyn: Nightboat Books, 2019), has been awarded the international 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Ulrike Müller's monotype, Stolz und Vorurteil (2018), is included in FAIR, a digital art fair coordinated by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA). The work is availalbe for purchase through June 21, 2020.
Kahlil Robert Irving is one of twenty contemporary artists granted $20,000 by the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
Community Action Center (2010), a video by A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner, will be included in Friendship as a Way of Life, an exhibition opening at UNSW Galleries, Australia, May 8–November 21, 2020.
Ulrike Müller will participate in an artist's talk on Wednesday, April 29th, 7–8pm, in relation to her commission The Conference of Animals at the Queens Museum. Registration necessary.
Mixed Messages (Streets & Screens) AOL + Lottery is a solo exhibition at Jenkins Johns Gallery that is accompanied by AT nightfall (2020), a commission mounted in the Minnesota Street Project's atrium. This work is a commemoration of Black people and those who have suffered violent acts and murder within oppressed communities across America.
Kahlil Robert Irving is included in Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics at the Anderson Collection alongside Kathy Butterly, Simone Leigh, and Brie Ruais.
Harry Dodge's new work of literary non-fiction, My Meteorite. Or, Without The Random There Can Be No New Thing, is available for purchase via Penguin Press.
One More Time is a group exhibition including Price's work alongside Gabrielle Rossmer and Sonya Gropman. This show expands on the work Rossmer + Gropman did in their cookbook, The German-Jewish Cookbook. In this show, objects are examined — specifically food-related objects — and how they offer continuity + connection across time and place. In this case, these are objects that were brought by the Rossmer family when they emigrated from Germany to the U.S. in the 1930s. Here they are explored in three different mediums — sculpture, paint, and film — by each artist.
Bracha L. Ettinger is featured in Borderlinking, a group exhibition also including Nora Berman, Agata Ingarden, Evelyn Statsinger, Sophie Thun, and Xiuching Tsay.
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie's lecture, "Place, Poem, Body, Spirit: Looking at Abstract Art in Lebanon," will take place at Grey Art Gallery, New York, as part of Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s.
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, writer, critic, and contributing editor, Bidoun, will explore the multiplicity of modern abstract painting from Lebanon—from Etel Adnan’s evocations of landscape to Huguette Caland’s suggestions of self-portraiture, from Saloua Raouda Choucair’s distilled forms to Saliba Douaihy’s intimations of the divine.
James Hoff is included in Blow Up 1: Experiments in Photography, also featuring Lola Bunting, Richard Caldicott, Alessandro Cicoria, Chris Cornish, Sean Dower, Chantal Faust, Felicity Hammond, Lucy Heyward, James Hoff, JocJonJosch, Alix Marie, Elizabeth McAlpine, Brian O’Connell, Cornelia Parker, Grace Weir.
Kovachevich repurposes a sculpture as a stage upon which he will present a performance. The performers are drawings on paper that he calls Characters. With lighting, an installation emerges transforming the gallery into a theater, and Kovachevich into the impresario of his theater company. The paper Characters are animated by the power of evaporation, which is among nature’s most powerful yet subtle forces. Kovachevich has been creating these performances since the 1970s. In 1976, he patented the idea: “a method to effect a continuous movement of a fibrous material.” The performance will be followed by a Q&A with scholar Adela Kim. RSVP required, please contact email@example.com.
Sorry (2005–12), a video by Luther Price, is included in "What is Contemporary Art?": a free course provided by MoMA over six weeks. Price's work can be found in Week 4.
Ground water from screen Falls [(Collaged media) + Midwest] STREET is a new commission by Kahlil Robert Irving, curated by Amara Antilla, that will be installed in the lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center. The installation opens Friday, February 21, 8–11pm.
Kahlil Robert Irving is featured in American Mythic Time with American Artist, Maria Gaspar, Jordan Weber, and Work/Play, among several other projects. The exhibition is being presented in collaboration with the civil rights law firm Arch City Defenders.
Bracha L. Ettinger is featured in Leaving and Returning, curated by Adi Gura, with artists Igshaan Adams, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Leandro Erlich, Olafur Eliasson, Bracha L. Ettinger, Ernesto Fernández, William Kentridge, Hendrik Krawen, Josephine Meckseper, Ugo Mulas, Haim Steinbach, Pascale Marthine Tayou Yasui Tomotaka, Sam Taylor Wood, Guy Yanai, Jiang Zhi
Bracha L. Ettinger is featured in Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma, curated by Gavin Delahunty. Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma examines over 60 international artists whose memory of historical trauma has provided them with a unique power to generate works of art.
Kahlil Robert Irving's work is featured in Winter Salon II, alongside Margaret Bowland, Dominic Chambers, Dewey Crumpler, Scott Fraser, Rico Gatson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Amani Lewis, Rashaad Newsome, Enrico Riley, Ming Smith, and Cameron Welch.
A panel titled "FlashForward: Rethinking Craft" will take place with artists Daniel Bare, Armando Guadalupe Cortes, Kahlil Robert Irving, Kristen Morgin and Michael Jones McKean, moderated by curator Andres Payan Estrada. This panel is a part of the Wingate Contemporary Craft Symposium series and will discuss the themes present throughout the exhibition, Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past.
Globster Soot, Medium Rare is the second solo exhibition by A.K. Burns at Michel Rein Gallery, Paris.
Rituals of Regard and Recollection is an exhibition of works on paper from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey. It also includes work by Athena LaTocha, Arnold Kemp, Susan Hefuna, Naotaka Hiro, Sheree Hovsepian, Kristen Jensen, Annabel Daou, Jamal Cyrus, Willam Cordova, Lotte Gertz, Adelhyd Van Bender, Kahlil Robert Irving, Nate Young, Sarah Rapson, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Pepe Mar, Pope.L, Israel Moreno Meza, Annette Lawrence, Anonymous. The opening reception will take place on January 31, 6–9 pm, with curator remarks at 7pm.
A.K. Burns will be in conversation with A.L. Steiner and Paul B. Preciado at the Centre Pompidou following a screening of Community Action Center (2010).
The Animist Cookbook is a one-day exhibition at the Sunview Luncheonette, curated by Nitil Mukul. The Animist Cookbook is a day and evening of actions, gestures, interactions, interventions with the space (inside/out) and the things that reside there. It will be accompanied by an actual cookbook with recipes contributed by the artists corresponding to their works. The Luncheonette appears more as a site of everyday life rather than the antiseptic space typical of galleries and museums. The accumulated history embedded in its materiality will provide a point of departure. Tea will be served in the afternoon, and a light meal in the evening.
Etel Adnan's work is included in Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World 1950s–1980s, a group exhibition taking place at NYU's Grey Art Gallery.
Oh say, can you see? is a group exhibition curated by Natasha Becker for Gallery 8. The exhibition features reiminaginations of the American flag by artists Kahlil Robert Irving, Sara Rahbar, and Daapo Reo. There will be a curator-led talk with the artists on Wednesday, January 8, 5:30–7:30pm.
sotto voce is a group exhibition curated by Robert Bordo alongside his first solo exhibition at the gallery. sotto voce is a cumulative presentation of the disparate artists and works that intersect in various ways within Bordo’s oeuvre. These artists are points of reference; in some cases, via direct relationships, either personal or pedagogical. In others, he engages with their artworks that are printed in books, on view in galleries or museums, or sourced from the Internet. It is an exchange about, and a closeness with, shared concerns, ideas and methodologies with artists whose work inspire and challenge him in varying conceptual and visual ways. Some exchanges are borne of literal, interpersonal and critical dialogue but not visually evident in his work, while others constitute the inverse of that relationship, perceptibly sharing metaphors and allusions. Bordo jests that he is “promiscuous,” easily falling in and out of love with fleeting artistic “crushes” of all sorts. But these sotto voce artists have sustained him. They have stuck with Bordo and are actively present in his practice and archive of inspiration.
In accordance with A.K. Burns: NEGATIVE SPACE, the Julia Stoschek Collection (JSC) will host the following events:
Artist talk with curator, Lisa Long: November 16, 3–5pm
Screening, Community Action Center (2010, with A.L. Steiner): November 15–17 (11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm)
Queer | Art and The Museum of Modern Art team up for their first co-presentation on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm with “The Hammer Mix: Decades,” a special evening of screenings and conversation organized in honor of legendary artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer (1939-2019), whose prolific creative career spanned more than six decades. The program includes a screening of short films made across those decades and will explore some of Hammer's many diverse creative interests, including love and intimacy, travel and human connection, and the art and politics of dying. N. Scott Johnson will perform a special live accompaniment to Hammer’s 2018 film Evidentiary Bodies. A post-screening conversation with film historian Sarah Keller, artist A.K. Burns, and 2018 Hammer Grant Winner Miatta Kawinzi, moderated by program curator Vanessa Haroutunian, will consider Hammer's influence on past, present, and future generations of artists.
Nicholas Buffon is included in Horology, curated by Elizabeth Jaeger and Silke Lindner-Sutti, themed around the ubiquitous device to visualize time, the clock.
Join artist Nicholas Buffon for an onsite tour of his exhibition Gay New York: Walt Whitman to the Present. This exhibition of new work from Buffon is a poetic survey of LGBTQ sites where community is built. Traveling among landmarks, venues, and bars—from Zoe Leonard’s High Line poem installation “I want a President” to the deli that once housed Whitman’s favorite bar to the Stonewall Inn—Gay New York pays tribute to LGBTQ contributions to poetry and the arts in NYC and beyond.
Free and open to the public.
James Hoff returns to PAN with a new audio/visual project titled HOBO UFO (v. Chernobyl), which utilizes a modified version of Google’s Street View to explore Chernobyl and its surrounding environs. The artist (with the aid of coder Reuben Son) has hot-wired Street View so that it is audio reactive, creating a first-person viewing experience completely dictated by music Hoff has created.
Curator Mia Locks and artist Ulrike Müller discuss the ideas, practices and influences within Or Both, an experimental two-part exhibition that includes a solo presentation of work by Müller alongside a group show of works by Martin Beck, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Jennie C. Jones, Eric N. Mack, Medrie MacPhee, Dona Nelson, and Deborah Remington.
James Hoff will give a lecture at the Rennie Room at the Vancouver Art Book Fair. Hoff will discuss Primary Information and its publishing activities within the larger cultural framework of book production and publishing. He’ll discuss why he thinks artists’ books are still relevant in relation to, and despite our reliance on, digital platforms and networks. His talk will centre on the publication of facsimile editions of out-of-print magazines and books for which Primary Information has become known, and the social and cultural networks from which they came.
James Hoff will debut HOBO UFO (v. Chernobyl) at PAN @ Palazzo, a screening series also featuring Jenna Sutela, James Hoff, and Spiros Hadjidjanos.
James Hoff's Skywiper 122 is a hallucinatory suffusion of color was created by infecting a digital photograph of a painting with Skywiper, a computer virus created as part of a joint cyber espionage effort by Israel and the United States. Through randomized striation, Hoff references the inherent disorder of technological communication and the ways in which destruction is often self-inflicted unknowingly by participants within digital networks. The installation is sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis.
Kahlil Robert Irving has been awarded the William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award for his work, Compacted Grit & Glamour; Tubes, Planes, and Foil (2018). The work is now a part of the Miami University Yeck 21st Century Collection.
Fia Backström and Pradeep Dalal will conduct the panel, "Some proposed strategies on how to situate images by building context beyond representational pointers: presentation, discussion, and exercises" as part of Pratt Institute's conference, "Teaching Photographs."
Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S 36th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fia Backström will re-stage FLUID SITES_HAUNTED DEBRIS: VIRTUAL, POSSIBLE, VISCIRREAL with Mariana Valencia. The performance debuted at Callicoon Fine Arts on March 31, 2018.
The Terrain Biennial 2019 will have an opening Block Party on Saturday, October 5th, 2–7pm (1150 Block of Lyman Ave, Oak Park, IL, 60304). Kahlil Robert Irving's work will be on-view at The Franklin with Alberto Aguilar and Jaclyn Jacunski. (image courtesy of Terrain Biennial 2019)
James Hoff will discuss the mission and history of Primary Information with a particular focus on the organization’s publication of facsimile editions of artists’ books and magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. He will discuss the genesis of the organization and its work within the context of the artist book movement now. He will also touch on the challenges the organization faces on a functional and conceptual level in carrying out this work as well as some of the broader issues he sees facing artist book production and its critical capacity at the moment.
The cover of Foucault's Theatres (Manchester University Press, October 2019), edited by Kélina Gotman and Tony Fisher, features Hervé Guibert's portrait, Michel Foucault (1981).
James Hoff will participate in a panel as part of the Something Else Press Conference with Kaye Cain-Nielsen, James Hoff, Jonas (J) Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg, David Reinfurt, Matvei Yankelevich. It will be moderated by David Platzker, and is organized by Christian Xatrec and Alice Centamore. This event is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emily Harvey Foundation
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New York, NY 10012
Or Both is an experimental two-part exhibition that includes a solo presentation of work by Ulrike Müller alongside a group show of works by Martin Beck, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Jennie C. Jones, Eric N. Mack, Medrie MacPhee, Dona Nelson, and Deborah Remington. Moving in and out of painting, Müller employs a range of materials, techniques, and image formats including drawing, enamel on steel, collage, monotype, and woven wool rugs. Taking Müller's practice as a point of departure, the group show is organized around compositional strategies and methods of decision making rather than around a shared subject matter or theme, opening up new possibilities for reading artworks together that might not seem immediately connected. Organized by Mia Locks. There will be an opening reception on September 27, 5:30–8pm.
Kahlil Robert Irving is included in Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past, curated by Andres Payan-Estrada. The exhibition also includes work by Ane Fabricious Christiansen, Armando Cortez, Gala Porras, Daniel L Bare, Michael Jones McKean, Kristen Morgin, and Unknown Fields Division. The exhibition will travel to the ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, in 2020.
Jessica Baran, poet and Associate Director of Curatorial & Program Development for Barrett Barrera Projects in Saint Louis, Missouri, has composed an essay for Kahlil Robert Irving: Black ICE, a solo exhibition at the gallery (September 8–October 20, 2019). The essay is available as a newsprint publication with images or digitally. Please contact the gallery for more information.
In a time of such political turmoil, is it still important to appreciate beauty? How is music, poetry, or art relevant? As scientists are finding the rate of climate change is faster than they expected, how are we to connect to these frightening statistics? Are we separate from a hurricane? How to describe our brief life, our signature, our fault-line, our now, our place. Can we discover a reliance of we, a we of forests, oceans, animals, storms?
With the graphite work, ‘Don’t let your right hand know what your left hand is going through’, I set myself the simple task to draw my left hand using my right hand and vice-versa. A companion piece to this work depicts two hands held together as in prayer (the hands are also holding a praying mantis.)
I give a nod to concrete poetry in the word paintings— where the letters themselves become the colors and shapes of the composition. In the series I’m calling ‘Now’ paintings, the word “now” in cursive is repeated and spinning so that the “o” of now is at its center. It is an attempt to bring us into the present moment.
Two works act as memorials to friends who have passed away. In ‘Down time with Act Up’, a casual snapshot of members from Act Up London share smiles and beers while an old friend of mine, Adam Block, appears in the corner, taking what appears to be a selfie (before the term selfie existed.) And ‘Bouquet for K.K.’ is a flower arrangement from a friend’s wedding that has taken on the spirit of a recently deceased friend, Kevin Killian.
– Colter Jacobsen
Geoffrey O'Brien penned a comparative review in The New York Review of Books of Aniara's many forms (opera, film, and novel). Fia Backström's project is mentioned.
The Julia Stoschek Collection presents NEGATIVE SPACE, the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany by New York–based artist A.K. Burns. Embedded within new materialist, queer, and feminist theories, Burns’s interdisciplinary practice explores the body as a contentious domain where social, political, and material forces collide.
A museum of the present must always be a different one. In a time of constant change and the attending sense of powerlessness, the exhibition Museum seeks to open up and occupy new spaces. Rather than critically questioning the institution, the focus is on exploring its possibilities. With works from the collection, new productions and loans, the exhibition Museum strives to unfurl the current liberties of art and thus of the present museum. Gestures of configuration, transformation and transgression here aid in the endeavour to conceive of—and make perceivable—the Other.
Opening: 16 August 2019, 7.30 pm
An eye that tried so hard to see one particular thing that it ended up forgetting everything else is a group exhibition curated by Stuart Lorimer, including Richard Bosman, Steven Campbell, Emily Davidson, Elizabeth Englander, Samara Golden, Chip Hughes, Willy Le Maitre, Georgia Diva McGovern, Lo F.L. Russo, and Barbara Sullivan.
From July 2 through July 15th, Colter Jacobsen has curated a solo exhibition of Caitlyn Galloway. Ode to a Galaxy, a group exhibition, will be installed July 17 through July 30th, also organized by Jacobsen. On July 15th, poems by Bernadette Meyer will be read by Norma Cole, Rod Roland, Sara Larsen, and Jason Morris, 6–9pm.
Rosebud is a group exhibition curated by Beau Rutland that includes Kahlil Robert Irving alongside Guy de Cointet, Nikita Gale, Jacqueline Humphries, Miyoko Ito, Tomashi Jackson, Ellsworth Kelly, Jon Pestoni, Howardena Pindell, and Martin Puryear.
James Hoff is included in Social Photography VII, an exhibition of cell phone photographs by over fifty artists. All prints are made in an edition of 10.
Etel Adnan's work is included in PLEASE RECALL TO ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE THOUGHT OF, a group exhibition curated by Eve Fowler at Morán Morán, Los Angeles, July 13–August 24, 2019.
Building upon our past four year engagement with topics concerning estrangement, individuation, collectivity and art and politics in cognitive capitalism, Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art 2019 will focus upon states of consciousness.
A.K. Burns is included in For Information, the first group exhibition in "The Scalability Project," a year-long programming initiative that considers technologies and their implications for gendered, racialized, and class violence.
In tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Poets House presents Gay New York: Walt Whitman to the Present, Nicholas Buffon’s poetic survey of LGBTQ landmarks, venues, and bars—sculptures and paintings depicting sites where community is built, paying tribute to LGBTQ contributions to poetry and the arts along the way.
zero: A.K. Burns on Nancy Holt can be purchased online.
This volume was published as a part of Overture, an exhibition at Callicoon Fine Arts, New York (March 31–May 5, 2019). The text was derived from Burns' "Artists on Artists Lecture," Dia: Chelsea, November 27, 2018.
The Second Body is a group exhibition organized with Sam Contis, including Zarouhie Abdalian, Erica Baum, Trisha Brown, Sam Contis, Brie Ruais, Carly Steinbrunn, and Stefanie Victor. There will be an opening reception June 21, 6–8pm.
Fia Backström is included in Garden Tales: Contemporary Swedish Sculpture, with Christian Andersson and Linda Pedersen. They have in different ways challenged the history and tradition of ideas of the Thiel Gallery in this exhibition which revolves around activism, climate issues, virtual reality, changes of perspectives and fictive characters.
The Loewe Foundation's 9th exhibition for PHotoESPAÑA – the international photography arts festival in Madrid – will present a retrospective of Hervé Guibert.
In celebration and recognition of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride, Stonewall 50 explores the far-reaching art and activism the uprising spawned: the artists and activists whose influence and contributions have been historically overlooked and the history of Pride, which began with the Christopher Street Liberation Day March in 1970 and has expanded city by city into a worldwide phenomenon. The exhibition includes historical and contemporary artwork that traces these histories: photographs of early Gay Pride marches and pioneering activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera; works by contemporary and underrepresented historical artists who reflect on queer experience and visibility; and documentation of the increasingly intersectional focus of contemporary LGBT+ activism.
Etel Adnan et les modernes is a solo exhibition on-view at MUDAM Luxembourg.
Fia Backström will be reading from COOP A-Script (2016, Primary Information), which contains two performance manuscripts.
James Hoff will be in conversation with Constance DeJong to discuss Tony Conrad: Writings, released by Primary Information.
Hervé Guibert is featured in About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art, curated by Jonathan D. Katz.
Worker Through the Ages (2010) is a constructed environment and event by Fia Backström, in the collection of Moderna Museet.
The White Columns 2019 Benefit Auction will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at the gallery (91 Horatio Street). The event begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. This will then be followed by the live auction of selected lots, which will begin promptly at 8pm. The silent auction featuring works by more than 80 artists will close in stages shortly after the live auction.
Der Hausfreund (The family friend) is a group exhibition curated by Cosima Rainer and Robert Müller. The opening reception will take place April 30, 6pm. This exhibition presents the work of Frederick of Berzeviczy-Pallavicini in dialogue with works by Kamilla Bishop, Josef Frank, Julian Gothe, Elisabeth Karlinsky, Oswald Oberhuber, Dagobert Peche, Marianne My Ullmann, Amelie von Wulffen & Nico Ihlein, Laura Welker, Eduard Wimmer-Wisgrill, and Min Yoon.
Monotypes with Friends is an exhibition of new monotypes printed at Entrance over the last four months featuring Lorenzo Bueno, Samuel Hindolo, Jim Joe, Thomas Kovachevich, Mary Manning, Nikholis Plank, Spencer Sweeney, and Jeannie Weissglass.
NADA House, the second off-site exhibition on Governors Island by the New Art Dealer's Association (NADA), features 45 artists from NADA member galleries and non-profits in a new, expanded format across 34 rooms in three historic, turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival houses.
Jacobsen has been honored by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation for the 2018–19 grant cycle.
James Hoff will participate in the LAMPO Performance Series, starting at 6pm.
Fia Backström is included in In Real Life, a group exhibition with Steven Baldi, Barbara Bloom, Liz Deschenes, Craig Kalpakjian, and Brandon Lattu.
Count of Three is a survey of abstract painting from the 1960s to the present that takes structure—both formal and metaphysical—as a position to work within and against, opening onto myriad generative possibilities. Bringing together artists situated in an array of art historical, social, and cultural contexts, the exhibition features works by Polly Apfelbaum, Torkwase Dyson, Sam Gilliam, Carrie Moyer, Ulrike Müller, Odili Donald Odita, Betty Parsons, and Jack Tworkov.
Straying from the Line is an exhibition dedicated to such mapping in the field of art: the political lines of the present are territorial as well as physical. They produce a social geography of boundaries and hierarchies that always mark certain bodies as (un) readable and (un) visible, dominant or controlled. Through a fundamentally expanded perspective on the polyphony of feminist tendencies in the art of the last 100 years, with positions ranging from Eva Hesse and Maria Lassnig to Elaine Sturtevant, Lynda Benglis, Tony Cokes and Lee Lozano to Nicole Eisenman, Heji Shin and Martine Syms, the exhibition explores the potential of reorganizing various terrains—social as well as gender beyond a limiting logic.
Counterpublic is an expansive triennial public art platform scaled to a neighborhood, a community-oriented revision of the triennial form that builds bottom-up from the complexities, conflicts, energy, and opportunities within a single place to imagine new ways of living and working together.
Bracha L. Ettinger is included in Doing Deculturalization, curated by Ilse Lafer, with Carla Accardi, Archivio di Nuova Scrittura, Archivio Rivolta Femminile and Beato Angelico Zehra Arslan, Marion Baruch, Clarie Fontaine, Collezione Mirella Bentivoglio, Moyra Davey, Chiara Fumai, Sonia Khurana, Chris Kraus, Juanita McNeely, Maria Lai, Lee Lozano, Beatrice Marchi, Marisa Merz, Ariane Müller, Rosa Panaro, Gina Pane, Marinella Pirelli, Ketty La Rocca, Carol Rama, Cloti Ricciardi, Suzanne Santoro, Katarina Zjedlar et al.
Fia Backström will give a performative lecture on Nobel laureate Harry Martinson’s 1956 epic science-ﬁction poem, Aniara, which chronicles a ﬂight from a decimated Earth into deep space. The inspiration for ﬁlm, opera, and theater works, Aniara is one of Sweden’s most inﬂuential literary treasures. Backström will be joined by translator and writer Kira Josefsson.
James Hoff is included in Another Music In a Different Kitchen: Studio Recordings & Records by Artists. Primarily drawn from the collection of writer and curator Bob Nickas, the show has been organized with store manager Matt Shuster. A risograph publication, including a conversation between them, accompanies the exhibition.
A Gentle Excavation includes Keenon Brice, Janea Kelly, Nicole Ringel, Wickerham & Lomax, Agustine Zegers, and Lu Zhanga. The exhibition was curated by Allie Linn in coordination with MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program.
Primary Information is fundraising for 2019 with a benefit auction via Artsy. A viewing party and closing event will take place on March 13th, 7pm, at Greene Naftali, New York, NY.
The opening reception of Container Contained will take place on March 14, 7pm.
May You Live in Interesting Times, the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale curated by Ralph Rugoff, includes work by Ulrike Müller in both the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and the Arsenale. Ralph Rugoff has declared: May You Live in Interesting Times will no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the “post-war order.” But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics. Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population).
The Walls Do Not Fall is a solo exhibition featuring new work by Ulrike Müller, with a statement written by Gregg Bordowitz.
Etel Adnan is included in nobody's world, a group exhibition curated by Siobhan Liddell.
Kilns of Alfred: Transactions with Fire features work by Kahlil Robert Irving in addition to work from staff of Alfred University's Ceramic Art Division, and the visiting artist and MFA collections of the Museum.
James Hansen from Oberlin College will host a presentation entitled "Luther Price, Autobiogriffure."
Thomas Kovachevich: Portrait of a Room is a site-specific exhibition curated by Chiara Bertola. It is Kovachevich's first solo exhibition in Italy.
In conjunction with the 57th Carnegie International, Ulrike Müller will give a lecture at the Kresge Theater, Carnegie Mellon School of Art. All lectures are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the East Campus Garage after 5pm or on Frew, Margaret Morrison, and Tech Streets after 6pm.
Bracha L. Ettinger is featured in Heart of Darkness. Can Art Prevent Mistakes?, a collaboration between Castello di Rivoli and OGR Turino, curated by Marcella Beccaria.
James Hoff will be performing with C. Spencer Yeh and Charmaine Lee.
Tissue is an exhibition that includes Dachi Cole, Hannah Levy, Linnéa Sjöberg, Ser Serpas, Sophie Stone, and Troy Michie, taking place at 88 Eldridge Street & 73 Allen Street, NYC.
Forms of Enclosure brings together thirty artists selected from IPCNY's "New Prints" Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work. This selection was chosen by May Castleberry, Elleree Erdos, Tatana Kellner, and David Sandlin.
Thomas Kovachevich: A Drawing Projected for a Total of 24 Hours is an exhibit that lasts for 24 hours over six days, on-view weekends only from noon until 4pm. At The National Exemplar Gallery, Kovachevich again investigates projected light and the passage of time. On this occasion, the focus is on one drawing taken from the artist’s digital notebook made over the last two years. The entire gallery is altered by reflected light, shadows, and images. The contrasts between analog and digital, perception of reality, image and impermanence is re-visited.
Bracha L. Ettinger presented the Keynote Lecture at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 in Kerala, India, on December 13th. Her work was featured in the Biennale (Curated by Anita Dube, December 2018–March 29, 2019).
Between January 11 and February 1, the Odeon Theatre will host Christophe Honoré's Les Idoles, an homage to Honoré's idols lost to the AIDS crisis including Hervé Guibert.
Breaking Wave is a benefit exhibition at Participant INC, opening November 4th, that celebrates the 16th anniversary of the space. There will be an online auction via Paddle8.
Veiled is a group exhibition curated by Kelcy Chase Folsom, including Kahlil Robert Irving alongside Russell Biles, Quinn A. Hunter, Andres Monzon, Elizabeth King, Nick Lenker, Ashley Lyon, Jordan McDonald, Vinny Castro, Joanna Pike.
I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another (2012) following from Hydra Decapita (2010), is part two of The Otolith Group's trilogy of works on hydropolitics and hydroaesthetics. The Radiant (2012) completes this trilogy. The menu for the evening is prepared by The Otolith Group's Anjalika Sagar.
A Periodic Table: Imagined Spaces is a group exhibition that includes work by Kahlil Robert Irving.
Opening: Wednesday, September 26, 4:30–6pm
In Conversation: Kahlil Robert Irving and Anthony Hatch, Associate Professor of Science in Society, African American Studies, and Sociology, 5pm
Kahlil Robert Irving will exhibit a recent body of work with his first solo exhibition in New England, including several pieces commissioned by the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan. Working across a variety of material production methods, Irving examines the evolving relationship between symbols and power by bringing attention to the oppressive legacies of colonialism present in contemporary culture. His practice purposely challenges constructs around decorative arts, monuments, and the history of how race has been reinforced in America. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies.
Zentrum Paul Klee's two-day symposium on Etel Adnan's life and work is titled "The Arab Apocalypse": Art, Abstraction and Activism in the Middle East.
Under a Dismal Boston Skyline will open September 13th, 6–8pm, at Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. Under a Dismal Boston Skyline examines the city as witness to intensely concentrated moments of artistic experimentation over the last several decades. The exhibition reexamines a group of practitioners working in the late 1970s and 1980s, collectively known as the Boston School. Considering resonances between this group and other iconoclastic artists working outside of Boston’s culturally conservative mainstream, the exhibition connects the Boston School to other artists in the city who have set their own terms for art, life, and community.
In the Palaces of Inviting Monsters (Les Palais Des Monstres Désirables), a solo exhibition of photographs by Hervé Guibert curated by Christine Guibert and Agathe Gaillard, opens September 6, 6–9pm.
New Work: Etel Adnan presents new paintings and tapestries in SFMoMA’s first presentation of the artist’s work.
The KCAI Alumni Biennial Exhibition also includes China Marks and Melissa Vogley Woods alongside Kahlil Robert Irving.
Seeing Believing Having Holding: A Late Summer Show of Five American Artists, an exhibition curated by Dan Byers, includes work by Kahlil Robert Irving in addition to Kelly Akashi, Michelle Lopez, B. Ingrid Olson, and Daniel Rios Rodriguez.
Kahlil Robert Irving is participating in Former Glory, an exhibition that questions our emotional connections to the flag and explores its presence in domestic and international communities.
Block Party is a group exhibition curated by Tess Schwab, also including Lizania Cruz, Kenturah Davis, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Alex Jackson, Devin N. Morris, Kenny Rivero, Shikeith and Vaughn Spann.
The Zentrum Paul Klee is opening its doors to Etel Adnan, a unique exhibition that was organized in close collaboration with this outstanding poetess, artist, and philosopher. Etel Adnan’s work is a combination of not only intensely lyrical, vibrantly colourful paintings, concertina leaflets, and works on paper but also a film piece and large-format tapestries.
Portraits of Palermo is a site-specific exhibition at The National Exemplar.
In accordance with the Creative Stimulus Award, Kahlil Robert Irving wil be featured in a 3-person exhibition alongside Adrienne Outlaw and Sage Dawson at Sheldon Art Galleries, June 1–August 12, in St. Louis, MO.
Thomas Kovachevich is included in A Furnace in Marseille. At LE STANZE DEL VETRO in particular, the history of the Cirva will be presented through the works of 10 artists, who have contributed to forming an important part of its collection, succeeding through the instillment of creativity and experimental capacity. This is how Larry Bell, Pierre Charpin, Lieven De Boeck, Erik Dietman, Tom Kovachevich, Giuseppe Penone, Jana Sterbak, Martin Szekely, Robert Wilson and Terry Winters will find a space dedicated to their world: in each gallery of the exhibition, there will be an underlying detail on how the research and the exercise of each artist in the Marseille workshop have been fundamental to their work.
The exhibition will concentrate on a selection of 17 artists and designers, among those who have been in residence at the Cirva in the last thirty years, in an attempt to highlight the salient moments of creation. The artists selected by the two curators, Isabelle Reiher and Chiara Bertola, have only occasionally come into contact with the glass world throughout their careers. For this reason, the results shown in the exhibition are original and surprising, extraordinary yet unpredictable. The meeting between the two seemingly distant realities, in this case contemporary art and glass, allows us to imagine and build a third one: a world in which glass is no longer simply a symbol of tradition, but a depiction of a new landscape and visionary nature.
Hervé Guibert's film, La Pudeur ou l’impudeur (Modesty, or Immodesty) (1990–91) is included in the exhibition, L'impudeur, curated by Janique Vigier.
Black Death..., a solo exhibition by Kahlil Robert Irving, digs deep. The exhibition explores the killing of unarmed Black Americans and speaks directly to numerous systems that marginalize Black Americans: from mass incarceration, educational inequities, municipalities profiting from poverty, to red-lining, the residual effects of Saint Louis area “sundown towns,” and other means that control the movement of Black communities. Irving’s work acts as a fervent cross-examination of our time. As a monitor of culture, Black Death… is a distinct memorial to those lives taken, and a declaration that there is much more work yet to do.
Hervé Guibert is the first solo exhibition of Guibert's photographs in California, opening Sunday, March 4, 12–5pm.
As winner of Wellesley College's 2017–18 Alice C. Cole '42 Fellowship, Kahlil Robert Irving will give an artist talk about his work and art practice at Wellesley College.
Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay is the inaugural clay biennial at CAFAM (now Craft Contemporary), curated by Holly Jerger and Andres Payan Estrada. Other artists include Brian Benfer, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Ling Chun, Armando Cortes, Patsy Cox, Julia Haft-Candell, Stanton Hunter, Trevor King, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Linda Lopez, Walter McConnell, Ben Medansky, Jonathan Mess, Kristen Morgin, Wayne Perry, Jami Porter Lara, Brian Rochefort, Anthony Sonnenberg, Emily Sudd, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Matt Wedel.
Ephemera at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art includes Kahlil Robert Irving with Miles Neidinger, Susan White, Rena Detrixhe, Brian Jungen, and Michelle Segre.
(S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico is held annually in the city of A Coruña, and focuses on avant-garde cinema and contemporary filmmaking.
Luther Price: I want to be to the truth
Program 1: Thursday, June 1, 4:30 pm in Room (S8) PALEXCO
Program 2: Friday, June 2, 4pm in Room (S8) PALEXCO
Light Fractures exhibition: PALEXCO Exhibition Hall
Nelo is a solo exhibition by Benjamin Kress in four parts. A detailed scale model of helper, turned into a miniature stage, is placed in the center of the space it represents. A stop-motion animation video is installed in the model. Each frame is a photograph of a hybridized face. Traces remain of fashion models, Jesus, the Mona Lisa, and Buster Keaton among others. The video within the scale-model, set in the actual gallery, creates a hall of mirrors effect where the object of contemplation always retracts towards an ever smaller scale. The morphing faces, empty yet evocative, are artifacts and clues towards an ideal, fantasized, difficult to pin down self called Nelo. A poster is printed with a photograph of the artist as Nelo within the helper model. Viewed on its own, it becomes unclear whether Nelo is a massive figure within a normal space, or a normal figure within a constrictively small space. Hanging opposite the video, the printed figure of Nelo becomes a viewer of the source imagery of their own making. Eight small oil paintings line the walls, based on selected frames of the video, specters of a never quite resolved personhood. The distortions and colors generated by the processes of being morphed and refracted through lenses are further transformed through the hand-made distortions of observational painting.
99 Cents or Less is a group exhibition curated by Jens Hoffmann, including a diverse range of 99 artists making work from items purchased at America’s ubiquitous 99 Cent stores.
Thomas Kovachevich is included in Une maison de verre, an exhibition organized by CIRVA to celebrate it's thirty year anniversary.
Flesh Fractures features selections from Price's most recent series of 35mm slides, Sugar Fractures, alongside two carousels from his 2012 series Utopia, and two carousels from his 2015 series Meat Chapter 3, the third chapter in Price's ongoing, multimedia series, Meat. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Mana Contemporary and The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). Luther Price’s work appears courtesy of the artist, Callicoon Fine Arts, and Anthology Film Archives. On Saturday June 4th, CUFF will screen two recent Anthology Film Archives' digital restorations of his classic Super 8 films, Clown (1992/2003) and A (1995). The films will screen at the Logan Theater on June 4th at 8pm.
Figure and Fantasy is a group exhibition including Benjamin Kress alongside Seth Michael Forman, Selena Salfen, and David Young. The opening reception will take place on September 6, 6:30–8:30pm.
Callicoon Fine Arts will participate in the Dallas Art Fair with Ben Berlow, Nicholas Buffon, Glen Fogel, Daniel Gordon, Carol Hepper, Benjamin Kress, Ajay Kurian, Dave Miko, and Simone Shubuck.