WHAT’S ON: Joyride. June 25th- August 3rd, 2014. Marlborough Gallery, 545 W 25th St, NYC.
Featuring: Ai Weiwei, Rita Ackermann, Tim Barber, Frank Benson, Lizzi Bougatsos, Julia Chiang, Francesco Clemente, Peter Coffin, Dan Colen, Thomas Eggerer, Urs Fischer, Leo Fitzpatrick, Rainer Ganahl, Andrew Guenther, Marc Hundley, Alex Katz, KAWS, Graham Macbeth, Ari Marcopoulos, Jonathan Monk, Jason Nocito, Laura Owens, Eli Ping, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Aurel Schmidt, Kiki Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Spencer Sweeney, John Tremblay, B. Wurtz
From Marlborough Gallery:
Marlborough Broome Street is pleased to present a special exhibition of works by an international group of artists celebrating the bicycle: a visual expression of the urban cycling movement. Joyride has been organized by Ed Spurr and Brendt Barbur, and is presented in celebration of the 14th edition of the Bicycle Film Festival.
Courtesy Marlborough Gallery.
FEATURED ARTIST: Karyn Olivier, Doubleslide, 2006. Installation view, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Steel. 7 x 25 x 22 feet.
Courtesy the artist and The Studio Museum Harlem.
Mariana Castillo Deball, Ixiptla (Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, 2014)
From Bom Dia:
Originally a Nahua word, ixiptla has been understood as image, delegate, character, and representative. Ixiptla could be a container, but also could be the actualization of power infused into an object or person. In Nahua culture, it took the form of a statue, a vision, or a victim who turned into a god destined to be sacrificed. Without having to visually appear the same, multiple ixiptlas of the same god could exist simultaneously. The distinction between essence and material, and between original and copy vanishes.
This edition of Ixiptla is focused on the trajectory of objects collected and produced by archeologists - plaster molds, facsimiles, drawings, photographs, and scale models -, in an attempt to capture and replicate material evidences left by time; these objects emerge from a specific moment in time, producing a doppelgänger of the original milieu, which then takes its own course.
Courtesy Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.
WHAT’S ON: The Bigger Picture. June 12- August 1, 2014. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W 21st St, NYC.
Featuring: Uta Barth, Martin Boyce, Sandra Cinto, Phil Collins, Mat Collishaw, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Carla Klein, Charles Long, Mark Manders, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Susan Philipsz, Thomas Scheibitz, Haim Steinbach, Sarah Sze, Gillian Wearing.
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
FEATURED ARTIST: Karyn Olivier, Inbound: Houston. Houston, Texas, October 26-November 22, 2009. Courtesy the artist.
With the assistance of a Creative Capital Foundation grant I converted 13 billboard advertisements on Houston’s freeways to photographic representations of the landscape that exists directly behind the billboard structures. In addition, I collaborated with two composers who created a musical score to accompany the billboards—this soundtrack was available on Houston’s NPR station. I premiered two videos, which I made to accompany a live performance of these compositions on November 17, 2009 at Moores Opera House at the University of Houston.
Stefanie Seufert, Stefanie Seufert (Camera Austria, 2012).
48 pages, 21 cm x 29.6 cm, 34 color illustrations, 5 b/w illustrations softcover, thread stitching.
From Camera Austria:
The publication at hand joins the discourse on forms of visual reduction within current photographic projects. Here a pictorial language begins to take shape, one which explicitly turns against narration and which, conversely, advocates the intrinsic value of materiality in photography: images of ephemeral phenomena and states that condense into a specific form in an alien and yet emblematic moment. The aim is not the disclosure or aestheticisation of reality but rather an exploration of the question concerning the relation between visibility and reality.
Courtesy Camera Austria.
WHAT’S ON: Tony Feher. April 12- August 17, 2014. Akron Art Museum, 1 South High St, Akron, OH.
Tony Feher, Long Term Pillow, 1997. Sand mix, plastic flowers. 7 1/4 x 15 x 14 inches. Courtesy Adam Reich and the Akron Art Museum.
FEATURED ARTIST: Karyn Olivier, Buoy and line, 2013. Abandoned lobster buoy and new line. 15 ft. x 39 in. Courtesy the artist.=
Romy Kießling, Veronica Wüst and Gloria Glitzer, Mine: An Asset-Light Existence, (Gloria Glitzer, 2014)
20 × 28cm, 36 pages, 18 glued-in, offset printed images, a sheet of digital printed stickers on transparent foil. Publication risograph printed in 6 colors (blue, burgundy, yellow, brown, green and black).
From Gloria Glitzer:
MINE. an asset-light existence is a travel catalogue offering private home rentals near significant mines worldwide.
Courtesy Gloria Glitzer.
WHAT’S ON: DAHN VO. May 17- Dec 5, 2014. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 Greenway Terrace.
Dahn Vo, We The People, 2010-2014, copper. Courtesy Public Art Fund.
FEATURED ARTIST: Karyn Olivier
In her work, Karyn Olivier (b. Trinidad and Tobago) shifts the viewer’s experience of the familiar through the discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites. Revealing the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces, this manipulation forces us to reconcile memory with the present moment, collapsing the past with the present. Olivier incorporates photographs and photo collages into her practice in order to mine the everyday, blur the line between friction and ease, dissonance and unity and mirror the complexities that define humanity. The hope is to create a sleight of eye, a slit into something else, a conflation suggesting a visual accord that’s not necessarily there.
Olivier’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Gwangju and Busan Biennials, Korea; World Festival of Black Arts and Culture, Senegal; the Wanas Foundation, Sweden; SculptureCenter, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; The Whitney Museum of Art, NY; MoMA P.S.1, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas; and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York. She is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the William H. Johnson Prize, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award and a Creative Capital Foundation grant.
Karyn Olivier, Untitled (Coffee Table), Installation view at MoMA PS1 L.I.C., NY, 2005. Coffee table, foam board and latex paint, h.13 ft. w.50 in. d.23 in. Courtesy the artist and MoMA PS1.
Click here to see images of Karyn Olivier’s artwork at SculptureCenter as a part of In Practice, 2004.
Sara Cwynar, Kitsch Encyclopedia,(Blonde Art Books, 2014).
From Sara Cwynar:
Kitsch Encyclopedia is a book project that brings together writings by Milan Kundera, Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard, as well as my own writing to formulate a relationship of kitsch to images. Kundera considers kitsch to be a categorizing phenomenon: a means through which complex human experience is distilled to simple, sentimental motifs. All three writers discuss a similar circumstance of the contemporary image world: the way that our culture of images, especially in the age of the internet, provides an Idealized, kitsch-based image world that exists on top of the real world and in many ways has subsumed it.
See Cwynar’s Featured Artist post on SN here.
Courtesy Blonde Art Books.
WHAT’S ON: Spirit, Curiosity and Opportunity, Katja Novitskova. May 3- June 28, 2014. Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin.
From Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler:
Novitskova takes the case of Mars UFOlogy as a study of the highly complex phenomena of visual perception and information interpretation; features which have been evolving for millions of years in response to a variety of environments on Earth. The human tendency to mistake tree branches for snakes, if seen at the edge of visibility, is one example of the myriad of instincts that frst developed to protect humans from danger. These instincts have generated a set of weird byproducts like apophenia (identifying meaningful patterns in meaningless randomness) and pareidolia (perceiving vague and random images or sounds as signifcant). Combined with hierography (perceiving the manifestation of the sacred in the usual fabric of reality) these perceptional efects are argued to be at the base of animistic and religious thinking, helping early societies to organise chaos around them and make the world intelligible.
Courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.
Summer is finally here, and with it comes the SculptureCenter NewArtNetwork Summer Membership Drive!
Mark your calendars for our annual Summer Social. On July 28th, the Summer Social will coincide with the closing of our current exhibitions, and anyone who joins or renews before July 7th will have their name added the invitation as a host. We will open up the courtyard for music, cocktails, and summer socializing, and we’d love you to be a part of the celebration!
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WHAT’S ON: Intermedial, Mary Bauermeister, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Hans G Helms, Joe Jones, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Otto Piene, Takako Saito, Karlheinz Stockhausen. May 3- June 28, 2014. 401 Contemporary, Berlin.
Courtesy 401 Contemporary.