one pic tuesday. Alex Vivian

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An Afternoon, Rain, Open Door, 2013
high chair, violin, massage device, plastic packaging, footprints, dirt, Vaseline, filthy plinth (click here to view the entire installation)

image courtesy of the artist

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ALEX VIVIAN (born 1981) is an Australian artist whose work are mostly made or assembled with second-hand clothes and found objects. The objects he selects are domestic, decorative baubles, that articulate the values of a social class, and they are the product of semi-industrial labor (since none or very few of them are actually hand-made). Thanks to the slightly pornographic relationship to objects, half-sentimental, half-lecherous, that these kinds of things generate, and the recurrent presence of Vaseline, the resulting work is both fascinating and slighty discomforting.

Found objects bring an idea of chance and/ or change to a practice. Brings forth new ideas, new materials (sometimes) at a rapid pace. Presents aesthetics and/ or objects one would not normally artistically support. Often it is ‘problem solving’ in a way – working out what objects go together, stand together, lock into each other. Glass Scales have a small gap between it’s structure and glass – just enough room to squeeze in a pair of socks, A white vessel has a 5cm opening – just enough room to balance the heel of a shoe, the base of a china doll etc.ALEX VIVIAN for Regimes of Value

I found this picture via his blogspot http://stenchinnumbers.blogspot.ch/ which seems not really updated but which features images from his researchs (I presume) and several exhibitions views as well poetry.

If you are in Melbourne this week on Thursday 4 September, do not miss the opening of his new exhibition along with LOU HUBBARD at West Space (the exhibition lasts until September 20, 2014).

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Nico Baumgarten

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NICO BAUMGARTEN is a German photographer who questions the editorial and art market by creating books. So far he has already self-published three books. Earlier this summer he had an interesting conversation with photographer IEVA RAUDSEPA from Riga, Latvia about books, self-publishing and photography.

Make sure to read the entire interview via http://fkmagazine.lv/2014/08/08/interview-with-nico-baumgarten/

 

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wfw weekend #147

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a view onto the loudspeaker (click here to hear) from the solo exhibition
entitled Delay Dust by EMANUEL ROSSETTI
seen at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
image © wfw

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this exhibition in on view till October 5, 2014 http://www.kunsthalle-bern.ch/

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one pic friday. Vittorio Brodmann

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Full of emptiness, 2013
oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm

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Today’s pic shows a painting by VITTORIO BRODMANN entitled Full of emptiness (2013). For those not familiar with his work, VITTORIO (1987) is a swiss artist who deals almost exclusively with painting. The images he produces outlined human relationships and, at the same time, reflects social and political themes. It is often grotesque, raw, melancholic, yet timeless. 

The good news is that tonight on Friday 29 August 2014, VITTORIO BRODMANN opens his new solo exhibition at Gregor Staiger gallery in Zürich that will last until October 4, 2014.

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Walid Raad

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The text above is part of the ongoing project entitled Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World started in 2007 by New York-based Lebanese artist WALID RAAD. This work takes a critical look at the accelerated emergence of art spaces and institutions in the Arab world, and finally to inexplicable physical phenomena like the flattening of art spaces, the shrinking of artworks, and the availability of colors, lines, and forms for contemporary Arab artistic creation.

I highly recommend to visit http://www.scratchingonthings.com/ for more texts and images.

WALID RAAD is currently having a solo exhibition at Carré d’Art in Nîmes, France which is running until September 14, 2014.

 

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Tiril Hasselknippe

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The Shapers, installation view at Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo, July 2014

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The Shapers, installation view at Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo, July 2014

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installation view at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, July 2014

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Standing Couch, 2012
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Lilac horizons Lavender sky, 2013, installation view at KHM Gallery, Malmö
detail from Lilac horizons Lavender sky, 2013, installation view at KHM Gallery, Malmö
detail from Lilac horizons Lavender sky, 2013, installation view at KHM Gallery, Malmö

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all images courtesy of the artist (unless otherwise stated)

 

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TIRIL HASSELKNIPPE employs traditional sculptural techniques and a range of materials— resin, polyester, plastic, steel — to create forms which are mostly familiar and seem to be tied to commercial products. Inspired by minimal art, yet less strict and instead adding a touch of humour, her focus is on the work process which is based on text and imagery, and plays a major role in defining the shape the objects, sculptures and installation.

The surf board represents the height of the wave, the hubris, and its consecutive crash. It’s connected to the two previous themes of cars and crashing waves and the ocean, about having a Moby Dick moment or a longing for Moby Dick; to be swallowed whole and to disappear willingly, a death and an afterlife. It is the ecstasy of mania and the guilt of all endings. California was a muse for this project too, as it was also for the car project before that. Geographical muses are interesting. It’s like a site specific fan fiction. – TIRIL HASSELKNIPP about his solo exhibion Swim Good at Landings Project Space, 2013

TIRIL HASSELKNIPPE (born 1984, Norway) lives and works between Oslo and New York. She has most recently exhibited at Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden; Toves Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Peinture et Sculpture, Copenhagen, Denmark (all 2013). HASSELKNIPPE ran CEO Gallery in Malmö from 2011-2013.

➝  her work is currently part of Skulptur Odense, an extensive sculpture exhibition throughout the city of Odense in Denmark, on view until September 21, 2014!

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wfw weekend #146

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a glimpse into the book Blind Gestures by NICOLÁS LAMAS (previously featured on wfw) which gathers 25 images scanned from dormant IPad screens. Each scan registers the marks, scratches, fingerprints and dust indefinitely accumulated on the screen surface.

published by alt editions in 2014 (available here)
image © wfw

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thank you Manu!

wfw weekend #145

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Souffleuse, 2014 by Swiss artist LUC MATTENBERGER
presented at the 12th edition of the Bex & Arts triennial exhibition, Bex (Switzerland)
seen on Sunday, August 24, 2014
image © wfw

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➝ a few more images of this event are available on the wfw instagram: http://instagram.com/wefindwildness

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Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold

Keep driveway clear, thank you, 2014
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Keep driveway clear, thank you (2014) is a video by ESTRID LUTZ and EMILE MOLD,  drawn from the infinite recombination capacity of the internet’s crazed mashup culture and paired with the manipulation potential of digital imaging tools. In the twisted world of Keep driveway clear, thank you (2014), surface phenomena are the content and unstable structures of color, shape and spatial motion become narrative and protagonist at the same time.

There is very little information about the artists but I can tell you that their work will be part of a group exhibition entitled A Sip of Cool at Galerie Arnaud Deschin in Marseille that opens next week on Saturday August 30, 2014.

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one pic thursday. Angelika Loderer

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DIA, 2013
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courtesy of the artist

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ANGELIKA LODERER is an Austrian artist whose work explores her ongoing interest in matter and time by creating fragile and vulnerable compositions or elements that become worthless once again when dismantled, just like these floating stones presented above.

Her toolbox is elemental and frequently organic, including soil, water, stones, sand, plaster, wood and grass among others. In her installations, LODERER transmutes these materials, oftentimes fixing them in ephemeral states, suspending matter in a transfiguration that envelops and inundates the viewers’ senses.

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