The exhibition “Being Here & Being Thus. Sculpture, Object & Stage” presents nine contemporary artists from Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US, whose work is concerned with various aspects of sculpture. The artists combine familiar processes, such as montage, the manipulation of scale, and installation. They process and arrange things, objects, and materials as a means of either enhancing or negating their aesthetic and narrative qualities. Each element used in the process conveys meaning and is thus relevant both in terms of its specific form and its potential to be formed. A number of the works on view had been produced specifically for the exhibition.
Breakthrough Exhibition: “Being Here & Being Thus. Sculpture, Object & Stage” : Frankfurter Kunstverein, ( Frankfurt)Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-04-24 00:45.
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Nicolas Provost’s work studies the similarities between the narrative conventions of movies and the recording of the everyday, and looks for the cinematic everywhere but the cinema. In his Plot Point Trilogy, three short videos created over six years, Provost filmed iconic public spaces with a hidden camera, weaving the footage into dramatic arcs using narrative editing devices. Plot Point (2007) dramatizes the NYPD’s movements in Times Square. Stardust (2010) transforms the ugly foyers of Las Vegas into a crime story featuring real Hollywood stars. And Tokyo Giants (2012) follows an actor playing a serial killer through the Japanese metropolis [Images courtesy of Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium].
Current Viewing: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster : euqinimod & costumes : 303Gallery (NYC): Until May 31Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-04-21 22:39.
For her first exhibition at 303 and in a New York gallery, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster will present a new typology of works by revealing an unusual part of her personal archives from the mid-sixties until now, both intimate and social, both fetishistic and symptomatic: her personal clothing and textiles.
Current Viewing: Paintings Without Borders: Ned Vena at Real Fine Arts (New York) : Until April 19thSubmitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-04-14 23:30.
What was that thing you were saying about too much of the art in New York being...decorative. As in "McMansion living room ready"? As in "made by a committee of well traveled art directors". Don't be so jaded. Gorge on the ironies. Capital G. Ned Vena's show at Real Fine Arts ( you can't allege that these kids don't have a deadpan sense of humor) does not duck the ironies flying everywhere. Ned Vena ran a business as a vinyl sign maker so he decided to repurpose images created by clients of his sign business in the form of these shaped canvasses. As the press release explicates,
Current Viewing: Teen Paranormal Romance : Curated by: Hamza Walker : The Renaissance Society (Chicago) : Until April 14Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-04-07 14:59.
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