Jacopo Miliani. Burning Desire

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all images: JACOPO MILIANI, Burning Desire
installation view at La Plage, Paris, 2016

image courtesy the artist and La Plage, Paris

La Plage consists of a one-metre deep and five-metres long window transformed into an experimental art space located in the middle of boulevard Saint Martin in Paris

This truncated white cube is currently presenting a solo exhibition by JACOPO MILIANI, titled Burning Desire. The installation includes two sprayed-on-the-wall sentences that embrace a print featuring a lily flower superimposed over a portrait of voguer DERRICK MAGNIFIQUE as well as three silver fitness balls.

Dot Dot Dot became boing boing boing
A group of suspended objects.
Three spheres rolling in the air, they look motionless.

A ball is always still in between the fall and the bounce.

Throwing a Ball…will many people come?

Look
I am looking
You are looking
Look

Gaze on me

My head is upside down
My back lies on a Pilates balloon
This position will affect my thinking

Your hands move like lilies
Blooming movements
Flourishing moment

Instinctive feelings are written on a wall in black spray
Thinking they will last forever but they go, like in a Lana del Rey song.
“I’m driving fast, flash, everyone knows it” *

Burning Desire by JACOPO MILIANI is on view at La Plage, Paris until September 9, 2016.

*press release from La Plage

one pic wednesday. Valinia Svoronou

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VALINIA SVORONOU, The glow pt. 2: gravity regimes
exhibition view at Frankfurt am Main, Berlin

image courtesy the artist and Frankfurt am Main, Berlin

‘The glow part 2: gravity regimes is based on a project by VALINIA SVORONOU started in 2015 during a residency on a greek island called Evia.

The exhibition currently on view at the art venue Frankfurt am Main, includes sculptures, videos and wall works which revolve around the phenomenon of island raves. According to the press release, ‘the title takes its cue from the dead glow sticks washed up on the island’s shores. Often construed as the abandoned accessories of island partygoers, these objects belonged in fact to the island’s navy border patrols, becoming a signifier where the idyllic insouciance of a summer beach party and the harsh reality of the migrant crisis collide’.

 

The first part of this project was entitled Imported Schemes and was presented in Athens in collaboration with the Greek curatorial project Radical Readings in 2014.

The glow pt. 2: gravity regimes by VALINIA SVORONOU has been curated by RACHEL WALKER, The exhibition is on view at Frankfurt am Main, Berlin until September 11, 2016.

wfw weekend #332

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detail from Squeeze Machine (2016), VITTORIO BRODMANN
seen at Kunsthalle Bern
on Friday, August 12, 2016
image © we find wildness

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excerpt from Reena Spaulings, BERNADETTE CORPORATION
published by Semiotext(e), July 2005
screen captured on Sunday, August 21, 2016
image © we find wildness

 

*the novel is available online here 

Domenico de Chirico for We Find Wildness #71

all images courtesy of the artist and Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City
photos: PJ ROUNTREE

Miss Universe, a solo exhibition by CHELSEA CULPRIT
on view at Yautepec Gallery in Mexico City
until September 9, 2016

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

one pic friday. Benedikte Bjerre

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World of Troubles (2016)
laminate board, paper, glue, plexiglas, plastic, tape, vodka, gold, sexy lady vanilla,Lamborghini remote control model car, 54 x 190 x 127 cm
image courtesy of the artist and Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt

This is a detail from Pitfalls, a solo exhibition by BENEDIKTE BJERRE that opened a few days ago at Salon Kennedy in Frankfurt.

The exhibition takes its starting point from a prominent real-estate scam uncovered in 2013, involving the S&K Immobilien firm. Besides their fraud, the heads of the company were widely known for their extravagant lifestyle.

Pitfalls consists of a series of prints as well as autonomous sculptures that resemble dollhouses versions of postmodern constructions. By using architectural models that she placed on the exhibition floor, BJERRE not only highlights the act of observation, but also exploits the mnemonic power of the miniature to consider how infantile passions pervade adult pursuits.

Pitfalls by BENEDIKTE BJERRE is on view at Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt until September 9, 2016.

one message interview #30. Bregenz Biennale

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Last Sunday at precisely 20:34 p.m., the 3rd Bregenz Biennale took place somewhere in the Austrian city. This year’s edition gathered 32 artists who declared the sunset on the 14th August, 2016 as a work of art. Not more not less. The unique trace of this event consists of 32 postcards which feature their proposals.

http://www.bregenzbiennale.com

Gabriel Kuri. Product Testing Unit

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GABRIEL KURI, Product Testing Unit
exhibition view at altefabrik, Rapperswil, May – July 2016

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Untitled Chart (Wall 2), 2016
wooden canes, ruler, dimensions variable

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installation view Product Testing Unit

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Untitled (Balance Over Consumption), 2016
wooden sawhorse, blankets, Thank you – trays, wood, 123 x 79 x 90 cm

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detail from Untitled (Balance Over Consumption), 2016
wooden sawhorse, blankets, Thank you – trays, wood, 123 x 79 x 90 cm

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Clipboard, 2016
Stainless steel board, paper, wrappings, clip, boards, 91 x 140 x 5 cm

all images courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin
photos: ANDREA ROSSETTI

 

For the exhibition in Rapperswil, GABRIEL KURI presented older works he categorizes under the “product testing” heading as well as a new series of sculptures created specifically for this project. His works often consist of functional everyday objects and disposable products, which become display objects as sculptures. In KURI’s work, these materials—via their actual functions, visual look and feel—serve as information media, whose usage also says something about the society that produces them.*

The exhibition was curated by CHRISTINA LEHNERT  and was on view at Alte Fabrik in Rapperswil, Switzerland from May 20 to July 31, 2016. I really recommend to watch this video in which GABRIEL KURI is interviewed by JO-EY TANG in 2013.
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Gerry Bibby & Henrik Olesen. Conversation in a Yes/No Landscape

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installation view Language

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installation view Language

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Tongue, 2016
wood, paint, 250 x 112 x 30 cm

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Naked Lunch, 2016
carpet, paint, steel, aluminium, wood, photocopy, 180 x 180 cm

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Naked Lunch (detail), 2016
carpet, paint, steel, aluminium, wood, photocopy, 180 x 180 cm

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Versatile? 2016
wood, acrylic, glass, steel, balls, various dimensions, 230 x 213 x 146 cm

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installation view Strasse

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Fernseher, 2016
carpet, paint, gum, 110 x 110 cm

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Grosses Kaugummi (detail), 2016
carpet, paint, gum, steel, aluminium, 180 x 180 cm

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GERRY BIBBY & HENRIK OLESEN, Grosses Kaugummi, 2016
carpet, paint, gum, steel, aluminium, 180 x 180 cm

all images courtesy the artists and Deborah Schamoni, Leipzig

photo credits: ULRICH GEBERT 

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Conversation in a Yes/No Landscape is an exhibition by GERRY BIBBY and HENRIK OLESEN that is currently presented at the art gallery Deborah Schamoni in Leipzig Münich. The exhibition provides a second opportunity for the conceptualisation of the collaborative process between the two artists that started a few months ago on the invitation of curator NIKOLA DIETRICH.

Configured as a sequence of spaces, environments or passageways, Conversation in a Yes/No Landscape proposes an installation in which each of the works has its own set of informations, while sharing at some points the same formal properties. By superimposing sculptural and painterly elements, a kind of theatrical quality occurs, in which new hierarchies and semantics like onstage arguments poke out.

GERRY BIBBY and HENRIK OLESEN, Conversation in a Yes/No Landscape is on view at Deborah Schamoni, Leipzig Münich until October 8, 2016.

edit / august 22, 2016: Deborah Schamoni is located in Münich (not in Leipzig)!

wfw weekend #330

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detail from Copper Surrogate (60” x 120” 48 ounce C11000 Copper Alloy, 90° Bend, 120” Bisection/10 Sections: June 1-8, 2016, Zürich, Switzerland) (2016), WALEAD BESHTY
seen at Eva Presenhuber, Zürich
on Thursday, August 11, 2016
image © we find wildness

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detail of the Unité d’Habitation (1965), LE CORBUSIER
seen at Firminy, France
on Sunday, August 14, 2016
image © we find wildness

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one pic thursday. Philipp Simon

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all works by PHILIPP SIMON (above the couch: ANNE ARLT)
image courtesy of the artists and Positive, Cologne, Germany
photo: MARTIN PLÜDDEMANN

Schmausebold und Bleibefett is a group show that took place this summer at Real Positive in Cologne. It featured the work of ANNE ARLTLUKAS QUIETZSCH and PHILIPP SIMON (see above) in a rather concealed description.

Luxury or therapy and Hahaha – ha – world, we loose our jobs, they offend, rape, slap, betray us, tortured at home, at work, from colleagues, family, friends, enemies, animals…*

Schmausebold und Bleibefett was on view from July 15 to August 5, 2016 at Real Positive, Cologne.

*press release

one message interview #29. Nicolás Lamas

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Brand New Gallery in Milano is currently presenting NICOLAS LAMAS‘ solo exhibition entitled The Structure of the Wild until September 10, 2016.  If you can’t make it physically, you can see it here.

http://lamasnicolas.blogspot.ch

read the previous one message interviews here

Josef Strau. The Non-productive Attitude

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This is an excerpt of a text by JOSEF STRAU which revolves around the non-productive attitude that was reflective of the Cologne art scene in the late eighties. It has been published in the catalog for Make Your Own Life: Artists In and Out of Cologne,” an exhibition curated by BENNETT SIMPSON  that took place at the ICA Philadelphia in 2006. ‘The exhibition brought together over twenty-five artists of three generations—centering from Cologne but also including Los Angeles, New York, London, and Berlin—to explore themes of autonomy, artistic collectivity and social relationships, and the privileging of the artist’s life and context as a basis for understanding creative practice’.

A bootleg of this book has been produced by RAMAYA TEGEGNE on the occasion of her exhibition Respektive at Marbriers 4 in Geneva in 2014.

The entire text by STRAU is available online here.

actual_size #9. Rachel Harrison

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Untitled from Perth Amboy, 2001
Chromogenic print, 15 x 19 5/8″ (38.1 x 49.8 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds

Perth Amboy is the title of the solo exhibition of RACHEL HARRISON that is currently on view at Moma in New York. It is also the name of a town in New Jersey, where, in September 2000, an apparition of the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared on the window of a house.

After the supposed apparition became news, pilgrims were flocking to see, pray and occasionally touch the window. RACHEL HARRISON went to the place and documented the incident. The result is a series of 21 photographs that depicts the human palms and fingerprints of believers on the pane, while their faces are hidden behind pooling reflections of cloud and sky.

Perth Amboy is on view at Moma, New York until September 5, 2016. I highly recommend to read the review of this exhibition by MITCH SPEED via Momus.ca and this conversation HARRISON had with NAYLAND BLAKE in 2008 for Bomb Magazine.