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Kader Attia

Kader Attia Works from REPAIR. 5 ACTS and dOCUMENTA (13). “REPAIR. 5 ACTS at KW Institute for Contemporary Art is French-Algerian artist Kader Attia’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. For KW, Attia develops a site-specific installation in five acts, which applies his concept of “repair” as reconstruction in a wider sense to political, cultural and scientific […]

Falke Pisano

Falke Pisano Work from The Body in Crisis. “The Showroom presents a new exhibition by Dutch artist Falke Pisano. Sculpture, video, print, drawing and installation work are brought together in the latest iteration of Pisano’s The Body in Crisis series (2011- ), an ongoing investigation into the human body at historical moments of crisis. It will be […]

Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone Work from Soul. “…Taken as a whole, his work represents a complex network of responses to social and physical structures. By allowing himself the freedom to work within a wide variety of disciplines and media, Rondinone creates the conditions necessary to explore a broad emotional range. His work has become widely recognized for […]

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen Work from The Last Pictures. As of yesterday, Paglen’s project with Creative Time is in Geostationary Orbit. “In 1963 NASA launched the first communications satellite “Syncom 2” into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. Since then, humans have slowly and methodically added to this space-based communications infrastructure. Currently, more than 800 spacecraft in […]

Ay-O

Ay-O Work from Over the Rainbow Once More. Text courtesy Nick Faust. “Classical busts blasted with rainbow gradients. Ay-O pushes delineated stripes to their decorative end games. Turn vertical/diagonal OP on its side and it give a spanking. His Rainbow oeuvre differs significantly in feel from his more traditional Fluxus work, but doesn’t lack that […]

Giulio Paolini

Giulio Paolini Work from his oeuvre. “…From the inception of Arte povera in the late 1960s Paolini was considered one of its leading exponents. Although he shared the conceptual emphasis of his colleagues, during the 1970s he turned increasingly to an investigation of the whole system of art as recorded in museums. The most famous […]

James Clarkson

James Clarkson Work from A Printed Sun as a Yellow Spot at Rod Barton Gallery. “Exploring the relationships between art and the history of design, James Clarkson’s practice investigates how a formal language can be devised from combining found objects, painting and sculpture. The materials Clarkson uses in his works are typically selected for the […]

Tanja Lazetic

Tanja Lazetic Work from Nine Swimming Pools behind Broken Glass. “I found some photos of bathers in swimming pools in some old Yugoslavian tourist brochures. They were taken at more or less the same time American artist Edward Ruscha took his photographs of swimming pools for his book Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass […]

Marie Quéau

Marie Quéau Work from Gojira. “Gojira is a portrait of the island of Izu Oshima, home of Godzilla, a préhistoric lizard born out of the two atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan in 1945.My work adopts the same attitude as the monster, a fictional creation based on history. This work revolves around symbolism and […]

Timur Si-Qin

Timur Si-Qin Work from Legend at Fluxia. “For the project presented at Fluxia, Si-Qin activates the narrative potential surrounding the gallery by traveling to Oria, the hometown of Valentina, one of the gallerists. There he meets her father, Ennio, a medieval reenactment hobbyist, and proceeds to shoot a video of the gallerists (Valentina and Angelica) […]