PRESS++ SERIES

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Images that have been published in American newspapers and magazines from the 1920s to 1970s are Thomas Ruff’s source material for his press++ series, images that in themselves have even more diverse archival origins; the police, NASA, press agencies and press departments of institutions, to name a few. From the 1930s onwards, most of the photographs were no longer sent by mail from the press agency to the newspapers but instead sent as a wire and were then printed out by the newspaper, therefore showing the structure of the wire transmission.

To produce these works, Ruff scans the front and back of each photograph and combines them digitally, taking into account the original image as well as crops, touch-ups, date stamps, scribbles and smudges. Each of these marks varies in line, colour, and implement used; a red stamp, an inky blue fingerprint, a biro squiggle. Ruff has commented how photo-editors at the newspapers had little respect for the photograph, significantly altering the look and meaning of the original with their retouching and comments. Despite how invisible the hand of the editor is typically made to seem, here they are placed front and centre.

SPRÜTH MAGERS, Berlin. 07.07.2017 > 26.08.2017.


PROTOTYPES AND EXPERIMENTS 9

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Louie Rigano & Gil Muller


The ninth edition of Prototypes and Experiments will show models, samples, tests and drawings picked fresh from the studio shelves of architects and designers. Participants include: Assa Ashuach, Conor Taylor, de Allegri Fogale, Ineke Hans, Jenny Banks, Louie Rigano & Gil Muller, Map Project Office, Merel Karhof & Marc Trotereau, Monadnock, MOS Architects, Opendesk, Rezzan Hasoglu, Sam Jacob Studio, Samuel Wilkinson, Shin Azumi, Studio Furthermore, Theo Riviere and Zuza Mengham.

The Aram Gallery, London. 13.07.2017 > 19.08.2017.


ON DEMAND

Filed under: Art contemporain, Peinture - Illustration, Photographie | Tags: , |

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Pakui Hardware is the collaborative artist duo formed by Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda. In their work, the duo traces Capital traveling through bodies and materials.

Exile, Berlin. 01.06.2017 > 15.07.2017.


LINA SCHEYNIUS EXHIBITION 04

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Lina Scheynius’ photography has found its way via the internet into the fashion world and from there into the art world.

Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich. 26.01.2017 > 15.04.2017.


A CIRCUIT

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A Circuit presents a group of interlocking works by Sam Smith that circle around two Modernist villas built in the 1920s: Le Corbusier’s Villa Le Lac (1923-24) and Eileen Gray’s E.1027 (1926- 29). The video and sculptural works dissect components from the architecture of both waterside houses, utilizing their plans as a means of uncovering the design convergences and history of conflict between the two creators.

3 +1 CONTEMPORARY ART Gallery, Lisbon. 19.01.17 > 04.03.17.


LIGHTLY IN THE WORLD

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Au sein de la pratique de Charlotte Moth, les réflexions héritées du conceptualisme et des travaux in situ nourrissent une forme joyeuse, poétique et atmosphérique à l’opposé de la rigidité de leur apparence initiale décrite par l’histoire de l’art. (© photo: Aurélien Mole)

Marcelle Alix, Paris. 03.11.2016 > 28.01.2017.


MICHEL MAZZONI: 3 EXHIBITIONS

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Je m’intéresse aux formes données à la réalité à travers ses représentations, à la manière dont l’image leur donne corps et consistance. Dans mon rapport à l’image, je marque une certaine distance avec un medium prompt à revendiquer un pouvoir informatif. Le dit ou le non-dit, l’ellipse, représentent dans mes travaux le moyen de questionner la construction du sens et les formes de saisie du monde. Michel Mazzoni

ArchiRAAR, Bruxelles. DÉRIVE (with Sébastien Delvaux). 03.12.2016 > 07.01.2017.
Frederic Collier, Bruxelles. SILENT NOISE OF A RAY. 15.11.2017 > 23.12.2016.
Galerie OMS Pradhan, Bruxelles. TERRA INCOGNITA. 11.11.2016. 18.12.2016.


LES SEPT PÉRILS SPECTRAUX

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Groupshow with: Nils Alix Tabeling, Aline Bouvy, Remy Briere, Michael Debatty, Emeline Depas, Thomas Depas, Julia Kremer, Jonas Locht, Xavier Mary, neither, Justine Ponthieux, George Rippon. Curated by Emeline Depas

Text by Sonia Dermience : She must be around 18. Her name is Casha. The baby, not yet walking, is eating crisps. In front of me in the train Warsaw-Vienne. The guy in front of me, Polish as well, started to speak right away as well about clubs next to Gare du nord in Brussels, where he works on construction sites… Sunny frisk November day, 7 hours train as a romantic old fashioned way of traveling. They left the cabin and came back. He is divorced with two kids, he showed me photos with his ex wife. He is going back to the village. His car is in Belgium, a black Audi i saw in photos with his tattoos on his breast, symbols of success and sexyness. He is cute. Young. You can feel cosyness in this cabin with them and one other girl who does not speak as she must feel ashamed of a possible closeness with unexpected encounters, random people. She speaks to give me wifi and i realize she just doesn’t want any contact with the others, who she must see as lower class. The young mother has a beautiful voice, elegant, dressed in black. The baby just made a mess with another pack of crisps that was next to my seat. He is sitting on the floor trying to eat them. Now strolling around with the mother who seems happy as much as the baby, both warm people. Looking through the window i think about contraception and abortion. The land is flat. Small trees. I type with one finger on my phone. Thinking about that photo i want to make of Jean-Pierre pissing on a car at night with the flash. A naked woman riding the bronze crocodile in Botanical garden would be too political maybe? Emeline could also just sit inside the car at night. A kind of Vogue magazine reportage flash night, colors, characters questioning belonging and possession of private spaces and people. This guy in front of me should be part of the shoot. He wears a green Adidas jacket with jeans perfect short hair shaped in the back. He just asked the name to the other girl i understood replied Sandra. She doesn’t want anything to do with a too young mother and a construction worker. The Guy just made a sign to Casha to go back to toilet but i don’t know if he mimicked blow job or cigarette. She puts lipstick on. He tries to sleep. The baby is learning English with the phone repeating ‘Hello, how are you?’ Then record her own voice repeat and laugh to finally switch to heavy techno. This pink pullover makes me look fat in association with that wool leather brown skirt. The grey leggings are ok with the boots and skirt, still the top ruins the ensemble. If i put lipstick they will think i want to have sex. Or that i am an old wicked lady. The baby is dressed in pink like my lipstick, that is very comforting, soft pink named rouge pure couture. I put it on and feel already so full of reassuring intimacy in this cosy warm cabin full of sun and beautiful people. I have to pee. I realize i am with the sexiest people of the train… Even if i ate lots of cakes in Warsaw and have my menstruation, i think about sex when i close my eyes. The guy is asleep. The baby as well. Sandra as well; can’t see Casha making photos of her pack of crisps. First stop: a city of houses and blocs, no one would choose to live here if you are not from here and still half of Polish population believe they have a problem with foreigners. Police in the train. Police is back. Two young guys.

Arnaud Deschin Galerie, Paris. 10.12.2016 > 22.01.2016.


THE RIVER EMBRACED ME

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Rinko Kawauchi dévoile une série de quarante photographies réalisées dans les environs de Kumamoto une ville du sud du Japon. L’originalité du projet réside dans le fait qu’elle ait demandé à des habitants de la région de lui révéler un endroit particulièrement important pour eux, un endroit de mémoire, chargé de souvenirs.

Meessen-De Clercq, Bruxelles. 18.11.2016 > 24.12.2016.


DE 10H À 4H DU MATIN

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“In every of their songs – besides fancy clothes, money and trips – they rap above all else about their routine hard w ork. All day everyday standing at the street corner, selling, making calls, turning the street into an office ; stranded couches into office chairs ; dealing is like working at the factory ; it comes down to helping the family ; in the summer going away on holiday then coming back and starting all over again.” — Antoine Donzeaud, October 2016

Valentin, Paris. 22.10.2016 > 19.11.2016.