one pic friday. Situations (Fotomuseum Winterthur)

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Junior War, 2013
film stills, HD-video, 24:08 min.,
© RYAN TRECARTIN, courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Sprüth Magers Berlin & London

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A few days ago the Fotomuseum Winterthur started a new exhibition format titled Situations which attempts, according to the press release ‘to define Fotomuseum Winterthur’s vision of what photography is becoming, at the same time offering an innovative integration of physical exhibition space and virtual forum’.

Situations consists of building an archive of situations (or moments), which can take the form of an image, a film, a text, an interview, a screenshot, a Skype lecture, or even a performance and which might take place in Winterthur or elsewhere in the world as well as streamed on the Fotomuseum website.

The Situations programme is organised around key clusters which can then be searched and reordered by visitors in the online archive using a system of tags. Over time, new clusters and combinations – and new virtual exhibitions – will emerge.

I’m not sure to get how the new technologies will influence the format of this exhibition since it seems that the programme is already shaped and closed. Additionally the Situations page doesn’t offer at the moment something more than a basic website. Let’s see how this project evolves with a more diversified input!

The initial cluster is Relations and includes work by RYAN TRECARTIN, HEATHER DEWEY-HAGBORG, HITO STEYERL and ANETA GRZESZYKOWSKA: http://situations.fotomuseum.ch/

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John Henderson

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Proof (wall rip, verso), 2015
dye sublimation on polyester

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installation view at Miart 2015

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Proof (wall rip, verso), 2015
dye sublimation on polyester

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Proof (wall rip, verso), 2015
dye sublimation on polyester

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installation view at Miart 2015

all images courtesy the artist and T293 Gallery, Roma / Naples

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American artist JOHN HENDERSON (1984) has recently created a series of works entitled Proof (wall rip, verso) that he calls digital wall paintings and which depict – at first sight – pieces of linen with ripped fragments of paper or cardboard.

Actually these pieces aren’t paintings but printed works showing the backside of page-sized swatches of linen that have been previously sticked with sizing on the wall of HENDERSON‘s studio, then that have been torn off taking some layers of wall paint along with them. Eventually the pieces of linen are documented at high resolution, enlarged, printed using a technique that transfers dye directly into the fibers of polyester fabric, and then stretched.

This body of work along with the series Type (2015) – created using the chemical process of electrotyping – were presented at the Milanese art fair Miart last week by the Italian gallery T293.

Everything that usually serves representation and illusion is left to serve nothing but itself, that is abstraction; while everything that usually serves the abstract or decorative – flatness, bare outlines, all-over or symmetrical design – is put to the service of representation. And the more explicit this contradiction is made, the more effective in every sense the picture tends to be. – CLEMENT GREENBERG, from The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 4: Modernism with a Vengeance, 1957-1969

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Domenico de Chirico pick #10

all images courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

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Everywhere The Line Is Looser, a solo exhibition by SARAH CROWNER
on view at Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York
until May 2, 2015

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chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO*

*Please note that DOMENICO DE CHIRICO has curated a group exhibition entitled you will find me if you want me in the garden that is going to open on Saturday, April 18 at Galerie Valentin in Paris, do not miss it!
more info here

 

one pic wednesday. Gary Hill

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screen capture from Isolation Tank, 2010-2011
courtesy the artist

watch it here

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This is a still from a video entitled Isolation Tank (2010-2011) by American artist GARY HILL, who is currently having a solo exhibition in Milano at Galleria Lia Rumma.

GARY HILL (1951) is considered as one of the most important contemporary artists exploring since the mid-1970s, the relationship between words, visual elements, and electronically generated sounds. His single-channel videotapes and video installations that includes some of the most significant works in the field of video art, are best known for involving the viewer on an active level.

Isolation Tank (2010-2011) consists of a single channel HD video projection which is entirely computer generated while the sound has been generated with an analog audio synthesizer. The piece was originally exhibited as part of a larger concept show entitled, of surf, death, tropes and tableaux: The Psychedelic Gedankenexperiment, a work the American artist developed in response to his experience with psychotropic drugs.

Isolation Tank (2010-2011) shows a lone surfboard on the open water, disturbed by a rogue wave which capsizes the board. The board is adorned with a decal of Mahakala, a protector of Dharma in Tibetan Buddhism, which morphs into a visage of the artist’s face.

The show at Galleria Lia Rumma entitled Depth Charge, features two recent works, Klein Bottle (2014) and Pacifier (2014), as well as Depth Charge (2009-2012), Learning Curve (1993), Sine Wave (2011) and Isolation Tank (2010-2011)

Depth Charge is on view until April 18, 2015 at Galleria Lia Rumma in Milano. Note also that you can watch more videos by GARY HILL via his vimeo account.

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Simon Dybbroe Møller

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New York based artist SIMON DYBBROE MØLLER seems to be everywhere right now: after having opened a one night exhibition at 83 Pitt Street in New York two days ago, he is going to present his work in a solo exhibition entitled Buongiorno Signor Courbet at Francesca Minini Gallery in Milan from May 3 to July 31, 2015.

Additionally his work will be part of the group exhibitions You Will Find Me If You Want In The Garden at Galerie Valentin, Paris from April 19 to May 16, 2015 as well as in To Blow Smoke In Order To Heal at Albert Baronian in Brussels from April 24 to May 30, 2015.

Meanwhile make sure to read his 500 words for artforum which just have been released via http://artforum.com/words/id=51485

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wfw weekend #196

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detail from Screen-Agers, Tall Boys, and Whales (2015) by CORY ARCANGEL
seen at Palazzo della Ragione (Sala dei Giuristi), Bergamo
on Sunday, April 11, 2015
image © wfw

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This is all so crazy, everybody seems so famous is on view until June 28, 2015

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wfw weekend #195

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view from the group exhibition Pure Disclosure
seen at Marsèlleria permanent exhibition , Milano
on Saturday, April 10, 2015
image ©  wfw

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more about this exhibition soon on wfw, meanwhile a few more details of this exhibition are on available on the wfw instagram

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Kari Altmann. Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain)

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KARI ALTMANN, Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain)
installation view at Ellis King, Dublin, April 2015

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07.--Kari-Altmann---Stretch-Flex-and-Xtend,--2015

Stretch Fle and Xtend, 2015
inkjet on vinyl and aluminium hardware 91.5 x 66 x 7.5 cm (26 x 36 x 3 inches)

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08.--Kari-Altmann---Everything-is-a-Virus,-2015

Everything is a Virus, 2015
inkjet on vinyl and aluminium hardware 91.5 x 66 x 7.5 cm (26 x 36 x 3 inches)

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KARI ALTMANN, Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain)
installation view at Ellis King, Dublin, April 2015

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01.-Kari-Altmann---Hyde-A,-2015-2

Hyde A, 2015
inkjet on synthetic leather in plexi frame
106.68 x 132.08 x 5.72cm (42 x 52 x 2 1⁄4 inches)

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12.--Kari-Altmann---All-Terrain,-2015-(front)

All Terrain, 2015
inkjet on vinyl, synthetic leather, air plants, and aluminium hardware
300 x 240 x 40 cm (118 x 94 1⁄2 x 15 3⁄4 inches)

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12.--Kari-Altmann---All-Terrain,-2015-(back)

All Terrain (back), 2015
inkjet on vinyl, synthetic leather, air plants, and aluminium hardware
300 x 240 x 40 cm (118 x 94 1⁄2 x 15 3⁄4 inches)

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02.--Kari-Altmann---Hyde-B,-2015-2

Hyde B, 2015
inkjet on synthetic leather in plexi frame,
106.68 x 132.08 x 5.72cm (42 x 52 x 2,25 in)

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KARI ALTMANN, Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain)
installation view at Ellis King, Dublin, April 2015

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03.--Kari-Altmann---Make-It-More-Ergonomic,-2015

Make It More Ergonomic, 2015
plastic and moulding clay, 22 x 15 x 5 cm (8 1⁄2 x 6 x 2 inches)

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KARI ALTMANN, Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain)
installation view at Ellis King, Dublin, April 2015

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04.--Kari-Altmann---The-Site-of-Future-Mergers---2015-(front)

The Site of Future Mergers, 2015
inkjet on vinyl, synthetic leather, air plants, and aluminium hardware
300 x 240 x 40 cm (118 x 94 1⁄2 x 15 3⁄4 inches)

all images courtesy the artist and Ellis King, Dublin

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In an interview that KARI ALTMANN gave for aqnb last year, she explained that she uses brands like formats, and that these ‘formats are fluid, that an artwork can now live as something beyond that’, and that eventually her main interest is to create ‘networks of cultural technology thanks to the internet and its options to what an artwork can be, what an image can be, and how it can move and display itself’. Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain), her new solo exhibition currently presented at Ellis King in Dublin, is no exception to this concern.

Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain) is undoubtedly diverse and lively, and challenges classic sculptural questions concerning representation and reception even if a large part of ALTMANN‘s work is composed of tumblrs, websites, soundcloud accounts or facebook pages among other materials.

Most of the works in the exhibition – comprising wall pieces, sculptures, videos and wallpapers – presented in the large and bright space of Ellis King seem to define her virtual and intangible world thanks to a precise display of pacing, color, sound, and mood. The press release (see below) is also a structuring element of the project:

How Do You Remain Elegant About Survival?

Reduce It Down To Skeletal Movements

Make It More Ergonomic

Customize, Decorate To Fit

Stretch, Flex, And Xtend

Show Up Fresh, Stay Fluid
It Works In Liquid Impressions

XEVIA AND AQUAHYDRATE COMBINE TO FORM AQUEVIA XHYDRATIA

Head Toward The Horizon Together

Grip The Ground With TalonFlux

The Best Of Soft-Shell And Hard-Shell

Orca Killer Compression Core

Second-Skin

Stimulastine

The Ability To Detach And Reattach

Your Friend Ssaleikha Just Posted A New Photo On Zorpia!

In A Closed But Very Powerful Ecosystem

Not Just A Network, It’s An Attitude

Also Comes In Clay, Clear, Blue, White, Iridescent

Until Everything Is A Mandala

Everything Is A Compass

Everything Is A Virus

Everything Is A Sun

It’s A Big World, Go Run It

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If you are in Dublin, make sure to view Xomia (Return Home, Realflow, All Terrain) at Ellis King before it closes on May 2, 2015.

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ps. FLEXIA XLE III (2015) one of the videos presented in the exhibition is on view on wfw, watch it here!

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Domenico de Chirico pick #9

all images courtesy the artists and Supplement, London

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Club Caligula, a group exhibition with STEFANIA BATOEVAILJA KARILAMPI, LESLIE KULESH and ISAAC LYTHGOE
on view at Supplement, London
until May 2, 2015

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chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

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Weronika Ławniczak

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all images © WERONIKA ŁAWNICZAK

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WERONIKA ŁAWNICZAK is a Polish photographer who works within studio portraits, staged snapshots and diary/documentary photography. Most of her pictures are in black and white reducing them to the historical photographic aesthetic and thus making them timeless. When ŁAWNICZAK uses color, the resulting images offer muted tones and soft contrast. Her work seems to go after moods or feelings, rather than records or informations, as well as some degree of abstraction.

Graduated at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan, she has been collaborating with The Czułość Gallery based in Warsaw since 2010. Very recently WERONIKA ŁAWNICZAK shot the cover of the latest issue of Spike Magazine in which you can also find a selection of her work.

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