wfw weekend #276

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alfalfa sprouts for the Eau de Jouvence cocktail, LAURENT-DAVID GARNIER and THEO DEMANS
seen at Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
on Friday, January 22, 2016
image © we find wildness

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Jokes Machines Make About Humans ; 2nd Infusion, MARTIN KOHOUT
seen at Kunst Raum Riehen
on Friday, January 22, 2016
image © we find wildness

a video of the installation is on view via https://www.instagram.com/wefindwildness/

wfw sound #6. Agatha Valkyrie Ice (chapter 3)

Here is the third January playlist commissioned by AGATHA VALKYRIE ICEThe mix is entitled Baby Bears Lavender Hearts and has been specially conceived by SANNA SAMUELSSON aka Wild Baby.

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one message interview #15. Victoria Dejaco

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VICTORIA DEJACO is art historian and curator. Among other projects, she initiated an exhibition space in the hallway of her flat in Vienna in which she presented 20 exhibitions from 2011 to 2013. She is currently working in Basel at the Ausstellungsraum Klingental for which she selected in collaboration with MANUEL SCHEIWILLER, a series of events under the title Body Liberation.

http://www.ausstellungsraum.ch

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Aline Bouvy. Urine Mate

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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Strategies of Non-Cooperation I, 2016
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Urine Mate II,  2016
inkjet print on archival paper mounted on dibond, linoleum on wood, 230 x 190 cm

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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Strategies of Non-Cooperation V, 2016
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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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Urine Mate VI,  2016
inkjet print on archival paper mounted on dibond, linoleum on wood, 230 x 190 cm

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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Urine Mate III (detail), 2016
inkjet print on archival paper mounted on dibond, linoleum on wood

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

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ALINE BOUVY, Urine Mate
installation view at Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

all images courtesy of the artist and Albert Baronian gallery, Brussels

If you google ‘Urine Mate‘, you will find that it’s the title of 2013 song by the British duo Sleaford Mods.  The track from the album Austerity Dogs is a rather visceral punk poetry revealing mordant observations on British life. A few days ago, before the opening of ALINE BOUVY‘s solo exhibition at Albert Baronian gallery in Brussels which actually takes the same title , the Belgian artist explained to agendamagazine.be that she ‘wanted to present herself as ‘urine mate’ of anyone who wants. 

This cheeky statement and the invitation card for which she posed ‘in studio clothing, no make-up, hair uncombed in a position that recalls 1980s Calvin Klein ads’ – a brand she evoked for their unisex and more recently ‘gender free‘ products -reveal the essence of her new exhibition.

Urine Mate presents a series of photographs of male nudes layered with weeds picked in waste lots around Brussels as well as a series of sculptures of dogs recalling bas-relief. The dogs thanks to their behaviors, seem to be more stray dogs than domesticated ones. The photographs avoid directness and show in a shy way blurred fragments of male bodies.

To conclude with ALINE BOUVY‘s words, ‘ultimately, what really interests me is the question of what I can do with the structures of power that are imposed on me in today’s society. What I do in my work, on my scale and using the things that are around me, allows me to question and to undermine those power structures. I think that can also be done through very simple things like our relationship with what is clean or dirty, with our own waste, such as urine, for example’.

Urine Mate is on view at Albert Baronian gallery in Brussels until February 27, 2016

 

 

one pic monday. Kelly Bar (Pane project)

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installation view Kelly Bar at Cafè al 5, Milan
organized by PANE project
image courtesy PANE project

Kelly Bar was a blitz exhibition organized by artist run project PANE which took place in a Milanese cafe during three days last weekend.

PANE project seems to not have a permanent space but is rather a platform allowing a specific site for each artwork and project. For Kelly Bar, twenty artists created pieces appropriated from the apparatus that is generally used to create a neutral, functional, but familiar atmosphere in coffee shops or bars: a tv, plants, a selection of ‘fresh’ and package foods as well as drinks and plastic furnitures.

This project not only aimed to challenge the way we experience art and to extend the curation of an exhibition into a public space in a less precious and egalitarian form, but also to question the themes of self-organization and self-reliance in the economical and institutional context.

Kelly Bar with MARTINA ALEMANI, ENRICO BOCCIOLETTI, LUCY CHINEN, ROSA CIANO, NINA CRISTANTE, ADAM CRUCES, LEON EISERMANN, MICHELE GABRIELE, ILJA KARILAMPI, LUCIA LEUCI, KAREEM LOTFY, QUINTESSA MATRANGA, JAN BROZ & RICHARD NIKL, ELLA PLEVIN, FABIO SANTACROCE, ANNA SOLAL, BIANCA STOPPANI, MARCO TEMPESTA, PIETER VERMEULEN and BRUNO ZHU was on view at Cafè al 5 in Milano from Friday January 15 to Sunday January 17.

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Untitled (Aschenbecher) (2015), ANGELIKA LODERER
seen at Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich
on Thursday, January 14, 2016
image courtesy of the artist and Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich

 

wfw weekend #273

paris-weekend

Happy Sacks – Free Dyed Four (1994-2015), ANGELA BULLOCH
seen at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
on Thursday, January 7, 2016
image © we find wildness

David Hanes. wfw aware moment #21

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Aware: after the exhibition Maintenant j’habite près de la mer by ETIENNE BOSSUT
presented at Valentin, Paris
shot on January 8, 2016, altered on January 13, 2016 by DAVID HANES*
image courtesy of the artist and we find wildness

*DAVID HANES lives and works in Berlin. He is represented by Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

➝ Read more about this special project for we find wildness here.

actual_size #4. Reto Pulfer

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RETO PULFER, partial view from the installation Die Loci der Ortie (2015)
at Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière, France
photo: AURELIEN MOLE

Since mid-November 2015, a solo exhibition by RETO PULFER is presented at the Vassivière Island International Centre for Art and Landscape in France. Situated on an artificial island in the middle of an artificial lake which has been created in 1950’s in order to produce electricity, this art venue is offering a rather unique context for the artists they invite.

And indeed, the paradox between artificial and natural plays very often an important role in the conception of the works and the exhibitions. RETO PULFER is no exception. Entitled Die Loci der Ortie, the show consists of a succession of spaces where tents and objects aims ‘to convey the starkness of the dam and the artificial character of Vassivière Island’ according to the artist.

Each arrangements, for which he used recycled and found materials such as fabrics, paper, plants, or stones, resemble environments, whose combined objects form entire habitats, and artificial terrarium-like worlds. Eventually the exhibition seems to transform the viewer into an almost scientifically neutral observer while also encouraging a projective, emotional response.

Die Loci der Ortie by RETO PULFER is on view at the Vassivière Island International Centre for Art and Landscape, France until March 6, 2016. Please note also that the project involves a publication jointly published by the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Spike Island in Bristol (UK), the Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain in Sérignan (France) and the Forum Eugénio de Almeida in Evora (Portugal). It will appear in 2016.

Domenico de Chirico pick #51

all images courtesy the artist and Bortolami Gallery, New York

a solo exhibition by ANN VERONICA JANSSENS
presented at Bortolami Gallery in New York
on view until February 20, 2016

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

please note that the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas will present ANN VERONICA JANSSENS’s first solo museum presentation in the United States from January 23, 2016 – April 17, 2016.

wfw sound #6. Agatha Valkyrie Ice (chapter 2)

Second chapter from the playlist saga commissioned by AGATHA VALKYRIE ICE for the January wfw sound. Entitled Dolphins & Dogs, this mix is still inspired by animals mating rituals and has been crafted by Pole In The Basement.

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Leo Gabin. Exit / Entry

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LEO GABIN, Exit/Entry
installation view at Peres Projects, Berlin / January 2016

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
work in 6 parts: 144 x 600 cm (56.69 x 236.22 in) 144 x 100 cm (56.69 x 39.37 in) each

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LEO GABIN, Exit/Entry
installation view at Peres Projects, Berlin / January 2016

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LEO GABIN, Exit/Entry
installation view at Peres Projects, Berlin / January 2016

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
diptych: 144 x 200 cm (56.69 x 78.74 in) 144 x 100 cm (56.69 x 39.37 in) each

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
diptych: 192 x 270 cm (75.59 x 106.3 in) 192 x 135 cm (75.59 x 53.15 in) each

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
192 x 135 cm (75.59 x 53.15 in)

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
192 x 135 cm (75.59 x 53.15 in)

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
192 x 135 cm (75.59 x 53.15 in)

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LEO GABIN, Exit/Entry
installation view at Peres Projects, Berlin / January 2016

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Untitled, 2015
painting – lacquer and acrylic on aluminum
192 x 135 cm (75.59 x 53.15 in)

all images courtesy the artist and Peres Projects, Berlin

In the Berliner gallery Peres Projects, LEO GABIN is presenting a new body of works entitled Exit/Entry. Inspired by a virtual relation with a woman living in California and named BONNIE, GABIN recontextualizes one typical day in the life of the American woman through a video, a series of paintings and image-text juxtapositions.

By browsing, selecting and finally transforming footages from the 3,000 videos that BONNIE uploaded, LEO GABIN is probably the main subject as much as those the woman recorded. It’s what makes this work interesting, this sense of implication, that in exposing the life of this American woman, he is actually exposing himself.

But still, what is shown, really? Nothing; banal views from urban areas, strangers in the street and random events from BONNIE’s life. In that sense, Exit/Entry is less a work of appropriation than of the imagination, an expression of what we all do all the time, or as DAVID FOSTER WALLACE wrote in his essay ‘This Is Water‘ (2009): The world as you experience it is right there in front of you, or behind you, to the left or right of you, on your TV, or your monitor, or whatever. Other people’s thoughts and feelings have to be communicated to you somehow, but your own are so immediate, urgent, real – you get the idea .

Exit/Entry by LEO GABIN is on view at Peres Projects in Berlin until February 6, 2016.

one message interview #14. Anouk Kruithof

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Since 2003 ANOUK KRUITHOF has never ceased to question, to explore and to expand the formal and material dimensions of photography in a radical and dynamic way. A unique position which enables her to present her work in the group exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 currently on view at MoMA in New York though March 20, 2016.

http://www.anoukkruithof.nl/

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wfw weekend #272

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detail from 反复 [FANFU] (2015), MELANIE MATRANGA
seen at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
on Thursday, January 7, 2016
image © we find wildness