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READING ROOM:
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.

READING ROOM:

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.

READING ROOM: 
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.

READING ROOM: 

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: 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.

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!
NewArtNetwork members support SculptureCenter’s mission to explore experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture, and membership starts at a fully tax deductible $75.00.
This includes:
- Personalized NewArtNetwork Membership card - Free admission and 10% off all publications  - Exhibition previews and tours  - Access to artists’ studios, private collections, tours of galleries and museums, art fairs, and more  - Invitation to the NewArtNetwork Summer Social  - Free coffee at Sage General Store at 24-20 Jackson Ave.
JOIN NOW!
Your participation and support makes our programming and events possible, and we look forward to welcoming you to the NewArtNetwork!

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!

NewArtNetwork members support SculptureCenter’s mission to explore experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture, and membership starts at a fully tax deductible $75.00.

This includes:

- Personalized NewArtNetwork Membership card
- Free admission and 10% off all publications 
- Exhibition previews and tours 
- Access to artists’ studios, private collections, tours of galleries and museums, art fairs, and more 
- Invitation to the NewArtNetwork Summer Social 
- Free coffee at Sage General Store at 24-20 Jackson Ave.

JOIN NOW!

Your participation and support makes our programming and events possible, and we look forward to welcoming you to the NewArtNetwork!

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.
WHAT’S ON: Chemical Computer, Andrew Cannon. May 17- July 12, 2014. Santa Monica Museum of Art.
From Santa Monica Museum of Art:

Constructed almost entirely on the floor and without paintbrushes, the paintings are the products of both improvisatory manipulation and technical craft. Marks made through pouring, fingerprinting, embossing, and baking, create dynamic topographies that embed surfaces with layers alternately opaque, translucent, and reflective…The paintings shift between complex insular systems and overtly patterned decoration—simultaneously invoking ideas of simulation, psychedelia, kitsch, handicraft, illusion, and solipsism that stand in and outside of the history of painting.

Courtesy Santa Monica Museum of Art.

WHAT’S ON: Chemical Computer, Andrew Cannon. May 17- July 12, 2014. Santa Monica Museum of Art.

From Santa Monica Museum of Art:

Constructed almost entirely on the floor and without paintbrushes, the paintings are the products of both improvisatory manipulation and technical craft. Marks made through pouring, fingerprinting, embossing, and baking, create dynamic topographies that embed surfaces with layers alternately opaque, translucent, and reflective…The paintings shift between complex insular systems and overtly patterned decoration—simultaneously invoking ideas of simulation, psychedelia, kitsch, handicraft, illusion, and solipsism that stand in and outside of the history of painting.

Courtesy Santa Monica Museum of Art.