Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Birde Vanheerswynghels, untitled, 2011, charcoal on paper, 84x118 cm
More info on Birde Vanheerswynghels work will be available here:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tim Roda, Untitled #146, 2007, black & white photograph on fiber matte, 84 cm × 97 cm.
“I strive to produce a sensation that makes people both familiar and uneasy about the in-congruence of life’s experiences.”
Thursday, May 9, 2013
“Shakuntala DuBois,” video still, 2012
My Barbarian is a collective consisting of Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade, founded in Los Angeles in 2000. My Barbarian's interdisciplinary performance, video, music and installation projects use fantasy, humor, camp and clashing aesthetic sensibilities to playfully reenact artistic, political, social and historical situations.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Mernet Larsen - Gunfighters, 2001, acrylic, tracing paper on canvas, 43.5" x 68"
At first glance, the surreal situations and almost cartoonish figurations seem wholly humorous. In time however, a pervasive sense of longing and contemplation arises. Larsen's desire is "to evoke a sense of permanence, solidity, weight; time stopped, essences of ordinary events made tangible."
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Michiel Alberts, video still, ROOF, 2013, watch the video here.
Michiel Alberts creates performances of long duration that could be described as 'physical drawings in space'. Through his physical presence the artist relates to the given space and to emptiness revealed. In his work he wants to undo dualistic constructions such as subject/object, space/time, me/the other, in order to create a process.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Liquid Cat – part of project missing trolleys
Liquid Cat, relevant is their desire to break free from the social-democratic stagnation of their country. As they state on their website: “Born in a city that hasn't produced culture for five hundred years, Liquid Cat’s intent is to use the weapons of deflection, irony and anti-omologation. Liquid Cat steals, quotes (often improperly) and if necessary terminates with extreme prejudice.”
Monday, April 29, 2013
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro -"Future Furnishings"
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are interrogating ideas of home, aspiration, mobility and the acquisition of material goods, their work is characterized by a playful reinvention of prefabricated structures and the assemblage of everyday objects into extraordinary sculptures and installations.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Untitled (What do you believe your eyes or my words?) by Philippe Parreno
Philippe Parreno has been described as “permanently moving”, and certainly his work, whether made on his own or in his frequent collaborations with fellow artists, evades easy definition in its constant exploration of how art can and should be experienced.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Politics, 2005, oil on canvas, 183 x 168 cm
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s figurative paintings are drawn from her own fictitious set of characters and allude to traditions of European portraiture. Her paintings suggest a narrative but the people and places depicted are carefully ambiguous ciphers of the imagination.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
HEXEN 2.0/Historical Diagrams/From Diogenes of Sinope to Anarcho-Primitivism and the Unabomber via Science-Fiction
Treister deals with notions of identity, history, power and the hallucinatory. Her practice engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research, such as alchemy, extrasensory perception and 'conspiracy theory', to reveal the structures that bind power, identity and knowledge.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Aleksandra Mir - “Triumph” (2009)
In much of her work, Mir solicits the participation of friends, acquaintances, and passersby in playful upheavals of social norms.
‘Triumph’ is an archive of popular culture and part of a contemporary history that appears to be as fleeting as the sheen of the lauded metal cup. The thousands of trophies recall the ‘echo of hands clapping and the image of vigorous young bodies’, as Mir says, mirroring the transitoriness of victory and youth, which can be neither halted nor kept.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Photo from the serie: SATELLITE by Patrick Jolley
Series of 22 overpainted black and white photographs. 20”x24”. 1995.
The root of the Irish artist Patrick Jolley’s films and photographs lies in the subjective experience of the passage of time. He expands on sensations of inertia, solidification or dislocation through physical displacements and rearrangements.
Watch the video: Fall, here and Snakes, here.