one pic monday. Arslan Sukan

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Untitled 1, 2014
inkjet print mounted on aluminium, 39″x 59″
image courtesy of the artist and Five Eleven

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This is an image by ARSLAN SUKAN (1973) from his solo exhibition entitled While you are surfing presented at Five Eleven in New York last month.

Essentially the picture shows the surfaces of his iphone, the fingerprints, the dust and cracks on the screen after having been digitally manipulated by the Turkish-born artist. Enhancing, highlighting and eliminating in order to make visible the invisible is at the core of SUKAN‘s work, and this photographic series is no exception: printed on a highly reflective metallic paper, the work collects the filthy echo of his iphone use, embodying abstractly the conscious and unconscious gestures between the physical and digital worlds.

Make sure to visit ARSLAN SUKAN‘s website for more images of the exhibition http://www.arslansukan.com/ or via http://www.five-11.com/

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update: While you are surfing is extended until February 27, 2015 at Five Eleven, New York

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wfw weekend #177

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overreacted chair (1), 2015 by MELANIE MATRANGA
seen in her solo exhibition entitled A perspective, somehow*
presented at Karma International, Zürich
on Friday, February 7, 2015
image © wfw

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*this exhibition is on view till March 14, 2015

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wfw weekend #176

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view from the exhibition here

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Blue Perspectives: Kunstmuseum Olten (acrylic on canvas, 2015) and Blue Perspectives: Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal (acrylic on canvas, 2015) by OTHMAR FARRÉ
seen in the group exhibition Nimm’s mal easy at Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
image © wfw

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Jussi Parikka. Media Archaeology Out of Nature

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Finnish media artist JUSSI PARIKKA talked to writer, researcher and coordinator of the Digital Cultures Research Lab (Leuphana University Lüneburg) PAUL FEIGELFELD about insects, media, art, ecology and issues that relate to the technological culture.

I really recommend to read the entire interview that has been released this month on e-flux.com and which is available under the title Media Archaeology Out of Nature: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/media-archaeology-out-of-nature-an-interview-with-jussi-parikka/

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Debora Delmar Corp. Care Concepts

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Smooth sailing surface (beige), 2015
Teddy bear, beach rocks, glass, TOTAL car glass cleaning detergent containers
19 (H) x 150 (diam) cm

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Care concepts
Exhibition view, monCHÉRI, Brussels
January 24 – February 21, 2015

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Whole Sale Anthropometry I, 2015
Wall table clothe, stamping, 190 x 145 cm 

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Care concepts
Exhibition view, monCHÉRI, Brussels
January 24 – February 21, 2015

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Mess doesn’t rest – and neither do we., 2015
Bleeched teddy bear, beach rocks, 115 x 150 x 30 cm

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Care concepts
Exhibition view, monCHÉRI, Brussels
January 24 – February 21, 2015

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Whole Sale Anthropometry III, 2015
Wall table clothe, stamping, 190 x 145 cm

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Smooth sailing surface (tan), 2015
Teddy bear, beach rocks, glass, 19 (H) x 150 (diam) cm

all images: © DEBORA DELMAR CORP – photo: HUGARD & VANOVERSCHELE
Courtesy of the artist and monCHÉRI, Brussels

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For Care Concepts, DEBORA DELMAR CORP.’ solo exhibition at monCHERI in Brussels, the artist lines the exhibition’s space with a series of pieces created especially for the Belgian gallery. In a broad-stroke gesture, she used as a pattern large teddy bears that she imprinted on blue textiles, transformed by discolouring them and employed like display.

This work follows up the previous investigations of DEBORA DELMAR CORP. (born 1986, Mexico City) which dealt with the interplays between domesticated affect and cognitive patterns, with the new physical and psychological relationships generates by the ‘dematerialized’ society as well as the aesthetics emanating from the techniques of propagation and assimilation of the commercial realm.

Care Concepts is proposed as a domestic fantasy, extrapolated from a bit of fluff to that of the anthropomorphic dimension bought at Costco, the ‘paradise of the white, middle-class’. The artist declines it as a motive, and fictionalises the social and psychological values tied to it. These ‘bodies’ are transformed in accordance with different stages, from an object of consumption to one of interior design. Contained under glass tables, they evoke a body ‘asphyxiated’ by pre-established rules and norms‘. – CLARA GUISLAIN

Care Concepts is on view at monCHERI in Brussels till February 21, 2015
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wfw weekend #175

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a plaster cast from the installation Konzentration der Kräfte (Concentration of Forces) by German-Turkish artist ELIF ERKAN
presented at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
seen on Friday, January 30, 2015
image © wfw

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more images from this installation via the wfw instagram

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wfw weekend #174

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a moment from Ongoing Retrospective (Chapter 1), an exhibition of performances by Bulgarian-born, Amsterdam-based artist ZHANA IVANOVA
seen at Kunsthalle Basel
on Thursday, January 29, 2015
image © wfw

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the performances during Ongoing Retrospective (Chapter 1)  are held till February 15, 2015, more infos about the schedule via http://www.kunsthallebasel.ch/

please note also that ‘this exhibition will be staged over time instead of merely space, and in “chapters,” to be presented one at a time, spread over several years (as many as the current director - ELENA FILIPOVIC - is in place) and whenever it is decided that there is another important work that merits inclusion in her “retrospective.” ‘  

view a few more images via the wfw instagram

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Josh Minkus. BARRIER MIRROR HERALD

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BARRIER MIRROR HERALD by JOSH MINKUS
designed by ARON KULLANDER-ÖSTLING

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On the occasion of the group exhibition entitled 6th Sense at the off-space Minibar in Stockholm, the curators of the show, ANNA SAGSTRÖM and MATILDA TJÄDER, ask a number of artists to contribute with a text that revolves around the possibility of a 6th sense.

The result is a booklet available online which features written pieces by SYDNEY BEAUMONT, SEAN FABI, NORA N. KHAN, RYAN KUO, JENNY KALLIOKULJU & JOSH MINKUS (see above).

6th Sense at Minibar, Stockholm is currently on view and is running through February 7, 2015

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one pic wednesday. Anne Fellner for new scenario

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This is a screen capture from the website newscenario.net, an online platform conceived by German artists PAUL BARSCH and TILMAN HORNIG which aims to present a ‘new conceptual, time based and performative exhibition formats’.

The first online exhibition that has been published earlier this month, is entitled CRASH and features images of artworks by PAUL BARSCH, BURKHARD BESCHOW, ADAM CRUCES, ZACK DAVIS, ANNE FELLNER (see above), TILMAN HORNIG, AOTO OOUCHI, THOMAS PAYNE, CLEMENCE DE LA TOUR DU PIN, CAMILLA STEINUM and RONNY SZILLO, inside a HUMMER stretch limo.

Flashing lights of the metropolis.
Stretched coaches cruise the steaming asphalt. Never sure what they carry.
Hidden behind tinted glass.
Like whales they glide through crowded streets, stolid and majestic.

If it’s not already done, pay a visit to http://www.newscenario.net/.

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Katja Novitskova. A DAY IN A LIFE with THINGS I REGRET BUYING

A DAY IN A LIFE with THINGS I REGRET BUYING (2014) presented at Rijksakademie OPEN 2014, Amsterdam

featuring: Mamaroo, DuetSoothe LX, Dodoli de Luxe Grey, Peaceful Snuggles Swing n Sway, Evenflo Exersaucer Safari Friends, Bright Starts Ingenuity Smoothe Glide

video courtesy the artist

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While I’m sure almost all of you have heard of KATJA NOVITSKOVA, best known for her large animals cut-outs digitally printed on aluminum plates, she recently created a series of moving sculptures assembled from products found in DIY stores, pharmacies or on childcare websites among others.

As in her previous works, KATJA NOVITSKOVA explores notions of spatiality, materiality as well as the capacity for visitors to be affected by images or in this case by everyday items through cute and strange characters. For the first time, the Dutch-Estonian artist has composed moving pieces which at times invite, at times rebuff interaction, with each state a point of departure for other trajectories in the exhibition space.

The video above is part of the documentation of the exhibition that she presented on the occasion of OPEN 2014 in November 2014 at the Rijkakademie where she was artist resident from beginning 2013 to the end of 2014. You can also find more views of the exhibition via katjanovi.net/dayinalife.html

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