wfw weekend #182

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view from the exhibition Studio by OSCAR TUAZON
presented at Le Consortium, Dijon
seen on Thursday, February 19, 2015
image © wfw

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A full post about this show is coming soon on wfw, meanwhile you can find a few more views of this exhibition via the wfw instagram

Studio is running through May 17, 2015

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wfw weekend #181

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more views of the exhibition via the wfw instagram

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a glimpse into Parade,
a solo exhibition by JADE FOURÈS-VARNIER and VINCENT DE HOŸM
seen at Harpa 45, Lausanne
on Saturday, February 14, 2015
image © wfw

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Parade is on view till March 7, 2015

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wfw weekend #180

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excerpt of the video Flat Desert Cola Pool Selects (2010, 120′) by MIKE BOUCHET
part of the group exhibition PC / Political correctness?*
presented at the Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
seen on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
video courtesy the artist

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*this exhibition is on view till March 15, 2015

Ryder Ripps. Ho

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Mona Lisa, 2014
oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

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Drink, 2014
oil on canvas, 2 panels, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm) each

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Gettin’ Ready, 2014
oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

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Ho, installation view at Postmasters Gallery, New York

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Heater, 2014
oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

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Hourglass, 2014
oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

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Ho, installation view at Postmasters Gallery, New York

 

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Sippy, 2014
oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

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SUP, 2014
oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

all images courtesy the artist and Postmasters gallery, New York

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Ho is the title of the solo exhibition of RYDER RIPPS, a New-York based artist best known for his cheeky internet actions. Ho is also the last name of ADRIANNE HO, an instagram fashion model who gathers something like 320 k followers on the social media platform; an online presence and a number of fans that fascinate RIPPS since he transforms the self-portraits of ADRIANNE HO into large format oil paintings after having been digitally distorted.

The series of paintings currently shown at Postmasters gallery in New York consists of nine canvases that are classically hung on walls. The works which seem to be genuinely hand-painted demonstrate the artist’s interest in the identity and technology as well as the way they are represented and eventually branded.

To me, my renderings of her images are more real than her photos. Of course she’s a real person, but we’ve all turned ourselves into images. We’ve chosen how to mediate our own realities—this isn’t true only for her, this is true for almost everyone. Life now is a constant reflexive feedback loop of ego. You’re constantly being confronted with the reflection with yourself in a way that you weren’t before. Especially if you’re someone who’s notable online, your reality is your online presence. – RYDER RIPPS in conversation with ZACH SOKOL for Vice

Oscillating between truth and fiction, between painting and photography, between analog and digital, this appropriation of images is a weird homage to ADRIANNE HO and necessarily a fresh comment on how we all curate our own “realities” as he says it.

Ho is on view at Postmasters gallery in New York till February 28, 2015

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one pic monday. Nicolas Party

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Pastel et Nu, exhibition view at Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
January-February 2015

image courtesy the artist, and Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris

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I’m obviously a bit late to the game concerning this exhibition but even though I think it’s worth sharing: actually it is a view from the solo exhibition of Swiss artist NICOLAS PARTY entitled Pastel et Nu that was on view at Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris from mid January till yesterday (February 15, 2015).

For this exhibition, PARTY – according to the press release – ‘ has reinterpreted in charcoal FELIX VALLOTTON’s Four Torsos (1916), but has done so as repeated deconstructed motifs. Colored and framed landscapes are superimposed on large nudes depicted from behind. The artist has also worked with the large door that leads to the CCS courtyard, creating a composition that combines the same picture by VALLOTTON and a face that is characteristic of his own style of painting‘.

The good news is that an outdoor artwork by NICOLAS PARTY is on display until the summer of 2015 http://www.ccsparis.com/. You can also find a few more exhibition views at the CCS via the website of Gregor Staiger gallery or via The Modern Institute.

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wfw weekend #179

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a view from the solo exhibition of French artist FLORENCE JUNG
presented at Circuit, Lausanne
seen on Saturday, February 14, 2015
image © wfw

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this exhibition is running through March 14, 2015

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wfw weekend #178

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a few more exhibition views via wfw instagram

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a glimpse into the installation entitled Or Or Or? by RAPHAEL HEFTI
seen at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
on Friday, February 13, 2015
image © wfw

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Or Or Or? is on view until April 26, 2015 

 

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Ida Ekblad

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from Kaleidoscope Magazine #23 (Winter 2015)

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The new Kaleidoscope Magazine has arrived!

It’s one of my favorite art magazines and looking through it is pure delight since the quarterly has been completely redesigned by nothing more than Bureau Mirko Borsche. This issue is all about feminism giving a voice to people like NATASHA STAGG, AMALIA ULMAN (interviewed by FRANCESCA GAVIN) or Girls Like Us (interviewed by FELIX BURRICHTER) among others. This number features also largely the work of Norwegian artist IDA EKBLAD.

If you have the chance to put your hands on a copy of this brand new issue, make sure to read the whole conversation between IDA EKBLAD and American artist CORY ARCANGEL which turns around EKBLAD‘s practice, inspiration and well…aliens.

More infos about the magazine and where you can get a copy via http://www.kaleidoscope.media/

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one pic tuesday. Donna Huanca

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Trimester, 2015
Knit panty­hose, latex, metal
61 x 19 x 13 inches, 155 x 48.3 x 33 cm

courtesy the artist and Joe Sheftel, New York

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Sometimes I like to torture myself with drooling over worthwhile shows in places where I am not, like the new solo presentation of multi-disciplinary artist DONNA HUANCA that opened a few days ago at Joe Sheftel location in New York.

Entitled Echo Implant, the exhibition seems to be an immersive installation featuring new paint­ings and sculp­tures that will be acti­vated by live models during performances. Most of the time, the models – during these activations – are embedded in the installation as live statues or totems, camouflaged and infused into the sculptural setting as a form of tableau vivant. The piece presented above is called Trimester (2015) and is part of the exhibition.

Born in Chicago, HUANCA received a BFA in Paint­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Hous­ton and stud­ied at Städelschule, Frank­furt, Ger­many. In 2012, she was awarded a Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship to live and work in Mex­ico City.

DONNA HUANCA: Echo Implant is on view at Joe Sheftel Gallery in New York till March 8, 2015. Please note also the performance schedule:

  • Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 15, 3-6pm
  • Sun­day, March 1, 3-6pm
  • Sun­day, March 8, 3-6pm

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Melanie Matranga. A perspective, somehow

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A perspective, somehow, installation view, Karma International, 2015

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A perspective, somehow, installation view, Karma International, 2015

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emotional not sentimental (back), 2015
silicon, fabric, 280 x 500 cm

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emotional not sentimental (detail), 2015

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A perspective, somehow, installation view, Karma International, 2015

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straight, overwhelmed, 2015
sheets, mattress, vinyl glue, wood, 24 x 200 x 180 cm

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A perspective, somehow, installation view, Karma International, 2015

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A perspective, somehow, installation view, Karma International, 2015

all images:
Courtesy the artist and Karma International, Zürich
photo credits: GUNNAR MEIER

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MELANIE MATRANGA’s first solo exhibition in Zürich entitled A perspective, somehow, flirts with the porous, parasitically connected lifestyles and domesticity through an immersive installation that traps the viewer between sculpture and decoration as well as attention and deflection.

Upon initially entering the gallery space, the viewer is confronted with a series of silicon curtains with imprints of doors that divide the gallery and the office space, and entice the viewer to explore the area beyond this physical barrier. The exhibition begins, in fact, with the light beige carpet with dirt from the street trodden onto by visitors. The rug covers the entire exhibition space and reveals a matrix of intricate reliefs onto its surface like a network of veins, which appears to be wire cables running under the carpet.

A series of oversized paper lights and their sprawling cables are positioned in the gallery as well as unusable familiar objects like the bed ‘straight, overwhelmed’ (2015) which invites the visitor to sit or lay down but which appears to be actually uncomfortable since the mattress as well as the pillows and the sheets have been dipped in glue. A playlist near one of the giant pendant lamp shade, and a looped scene of RONALD BRONSTEIN’s film weave through the works—at once too distant to be distinct and too close for comfort.

Each of these objects, moments and positions eventually have a discursive story that highlights displacement, artificiality and the simulation of object and place. According to the press release, the perspectives in MATRANGA‘s exhibition are multiple though the horizon is a constraint.

MELANIE MATRANGA (b. 1985, France) is based in Paris. She was the recipient of the 2014 Frieze Artist Award. Group exhibitions include Europe, Europe at Astrup Fearnley Museum (2014) and The Issues of Our Time at Castillo/ Corrales (2013). She is now represented by Karma International Zürich.

→ A perspective, somehow by MELANIE MATRANGA is on view at Karma International in Zürich until March 14, 2015

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