• Bjarne Melgaard
    Julia Stoschek collection
    October 11, 2019 - January 5, 2020
    JSC BERLIN
    LEIPZIGER STRASSE 60
    10117 BERLIN

    JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION announces a collaboration with Acute Art, London to present a Virtual Reality exhibition programme, premiering with a new work by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard and AR works by Koo Jeong A in October 2019.

    Bjarne Melgaard’s new virtual reality artwork, My Trip (2019) takes the viewer on a journey to the farthest reaches of the dark web. Melgaard compares the experience to taking Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a naturally occurring drug, which is produced by a gland in the brain. DMT is considered the strongest hallucinogenic chemical substance and is found in almost every living organism on earth. Melgaard’s work is influenced by authors Stig Sæterbakken, David Benatar and Paul Ehrlich; The Sofa: A Moral Tale, a 1742 libertine novel by Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon; and, Black Metal band, Darkthrone.

    Featuring characters that have recurred in the artist’s practice for over 25 years, including Lightbulb Man and Octo, in addition to new mutants and personalities created in collaboration with Acute Art, My Trip is a strikingly stimulating visualization of the illusions of a DMT experience.

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  • Tom Sachs
    Timeline
    September 22, 2019 - April 26, 2020
    SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen
    Eschenbrünnlestraße 15
    Sindelfingen, Germany

    The SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen shows the first retrospective exhibition of the American artist Tom Sachs (born 1966) in Germany in over 15 years. Tom Sachs is known for his bricolage objects made of found materials and objects, where traces of his work remain clearly visible. The artist borrows his motifs from everyday culture, the consumer world, or history: Hello Kitty figures, the corporate design of McDonald’s, the space shuttle or even Chanel handbags. They are appropriated, decontextualized, and redesigned in his own aesthetics of the self-made.

    In addition to works from the Schaufler collection as well as international loans, a part of the show will be dedicated to the multipart installation Tea Ceremony, which has already been exhibited in the USA and Japan. Tee house, garden, sinks, koi pond, tea cups, and further utensils have been elaborately reproduced. As a further highlight, Sachs will design a large-format sculpture specifically for the museum: the twin towers of the World Trade Center before September 11, 2001.

    In the more than four-meter-long wall work Timeline, which gives the show its name, the artist traces his life’s path. Not only does the timeline include depictions of his own works and biographical events as well as documentary photographs from politics and world events, but also album covers and book titles. All these elements and influences are the basis from which Tom Sachs builds his alternative worlds. With inventiveness and irony, the artist critically questions the value of products and the meaning of existing rituals and ways of life.

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  • Antony Gormley
    September 21, 2019 - December 3, 2019
    Royal Academy of Arts
    Burlington House
    London, UK

    From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created for this exhibition, the Royal Academy presents his most ambitious exhibition in more than ten years.

    The exhibition will explore Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. The RA will also bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s, some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.

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  • Gilbert & George
    The Great Exhibition
    September 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020
    Astrup Fearnley Museum
    Strandpromenaden 2
    Oslo, Norway

    THE GREAT EXHIBITION comprises works from the period 1971 to 2016. The exhibition is packed from floor to ceiling with pictures that are grotesque and terse, surrealistic and symbolic, but consistently within the strict grid that is emblematic of the duo.

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  • Ali Banisadr
    We work in Shadows
    September 6, 2019 - December 1, 2019
    Akademie der bildenden Künste
    Lobkowitzplatz 2
    Vienna, Austria

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  • Lee Bul
    Cosmological Arrows
    August 30, 2019 - November 10, 2019
    Bonniers Konsthall
    Torsgatan 19
    Stockholm, Sweden

    The title of the exhibition, Cosmological Arrows, is loosely borrowed from the book A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking. 

    At the heart of the exhibition, Lee Bul’s monumental installation spreads itself through the room. Islands of glass fragments on the walls and floor build a kind of entrance to another cosmological world or perhaps a parallel universe.

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  • Imran Qureshi
    BBC World Service Podcast / Imran Qureshi: Beaut...
    July 16, 2019 - July 16, 2019
    Paris Pantin

    On Tuesday 16th July, tune into BBC World Service for a 1 hour live recording of Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, in conversation with designer Christian Louboutin. They will be discussing Imran Qureshi’s work while walking through his current exhibition, on view in our Pantin gallery until 27th July 2019.

    Please join us for the radio transmission that will be aired live on speakers in our Pantin exhibition space at 12.32pm Paris time followed by refreshments.

    'In the Studio' takes us into the minds and processes of leading and emerging figures from across the creative world. In the Studio is a regular radio podcast produced by Kristine Pommert and Saba Zaman at CTVC for the BBC World Service. Kristine Pommert describes the podcast as ‘a programme which speaks vividly and powerfully about Imran’s art, but also allows the rapport and friendship between Imran and Christian to shine through, which lifts it far beyond the level of most arts programmes and makes it a very enjoyable listen.’

    The podcast will remain online following the live broadcasts on the 16th of July, and can be accessed through the BBC website here.

    Local UK transmission times on the World Service are 3.32am, 11.32am and 11.32pm on that day. Transmission times for other parts of the world can be accessed via this page 

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  • Oliver Beer
    Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra
    July 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019
    The Met Breuer
    945 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10021

    Composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian containers, and decorative objects from the Museum's collection, Vessel Orchestra will be the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. British artist Oliver Beer (born 1985) uses microphones and speakers to amplify and shape the ambient tones resonating within each vessel, transforming them into an arresting and unexpectedly versatile musical instrument. With objects ranging in origin from ancient Persia to modern America, this exhibition will link works of art across historical periods and cultures, creating an audible portrait of The Met collection.

    Drawing on his musical training, Beer creates artworks that reveal the hidden properties of objects, bodies, and architectural sites. His social and familial relationships often become the blueprint for multidisciplinary works that engage with both intimate and universal concerns, such as the personal and cultural meanings invested in the things we possess.

    During Museum hours, a pre-programmed audio interface will play a new composition written by Beer, animating the vessels in real time—"player-piano style." On Friday evenings, a diverse group of guest musicians will activate the vessels, performing new compositions and improvisations in a series of intimate concerts. Performers include: Ekmeles, Bruce Brubaker, Mashrou Leila, Nico Muhly, Matana Roberts, Women's Raga Massive, and John Zorn.

    https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/oliver-beer-landing


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  • Sylvie Fleury
    ÎÔ
    June 28, 2019 - October 13, 2019
    Kunsraum Dornbirn
    Jahngasse 9
    Dornbirn, Austria

    https://www.kunstraumdornbirn.at/en/exhibition/sylvie-fleury

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  • Lawrence Weiner
    Attached to Ebb and Flow
    June 28, 2019 - September 22, 2019
    Museo Nivola
    Via Gonare, 2
    Orani, Sardinia, Italy

    The Museo Nivola presents the first exhibition of Lawrence Weiner in Sardinia. 

    ATTACHED BY EBB AND FLOW references the action of the oceans' tides on the shore, relating to Costantino Nivola's experience of exile and relocation and to the island of Sardinia and that would include the migrant crisis and its attendant human destiny. Complete freedom of interpretation is offered to the viewer—any other way to present the work would be considered a "fascistic" imposition by the artist. 

    "The installation," says Antonella Camarda, director of the museum and co-curator of the show, "is thus resonating with the context of the museum and the island, but not tied to it. Against the obsession for site-specificity that runs through many contemporary art practices, Weiner's work tends to be universal in its appeal to human reason and feelings. A wall is a wall, whether in Orani or New York, as much as it is the structure that allows for the presentation of the work.” 

    On the walls of the exhibition pavilion—a 19th century building which was once the public wash-house of the village of Orani—Weiner's work is reiterated, connotating the space and suggesting the continuous movement of water (or the repetitive movements of the women doing laundry). 

    American English, Italian, and Sardu spell the same sentence using different words and verbal constructs. The translation from one language to another and the simultaneous presentation of the three options meet the public's needs for understanding, root the work in its specific context, and open more possibilities to read and interpret the work. 

    More info: http://www.museonivola.it/en/

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