Domenico de Chirico pick #59


all images courtesy of the artist and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

Motor Earth, a solo exhibition by BEN SCHUMACHER
on view at Hannah Hoffman Gallery in Los Angeles
until May 21, 2016

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

wfw weekend #297

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The Game V (2016), JOE FLETCHER ORR
seen in the group exhibition A Journey from a sweeping gesture to a lasting effect
presented at Vitrine Gallery, Basel
on Saturday, April 9, 2016
image © we find wildness

wfw weekend #296

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view from the exhibition IDEATH, MIMOSA ECHARD
seen at Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
image © we find wildness

one message interview #21. Fabio Santacroce

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FABIO SANTACROCE is the artist behind the art project staircase called 63rd-77th STEPS. If you are in Paris, 63rd-77th STEPS will present a group exhibition in Paris at Cité International des Arts from 14 April to 30 April, 2016.

This question has been taken from the questionnaire Would you have gotten kidnapped? by FLORENCE JUNG and RANDOM INSTITUTE.

Keith Boadwee & AA Bronson. Plaid

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KEITH BOADWEE & AA BRONSON, Plaid
installation view at Deborah Schamoni, München /February – April 2016

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KEITH BOADWEE & AA BRONSON, Plaid
installation view at Deborah Schamoni, München /February – April 2016

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KEITH BOADWEE & AA BRONSON, Plaid
installation view at Deborah Schamoni, München /February – April 2016

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KEITH BOADWEE & AA BRONSON, Plaid
installation view at Deborah Schamoni, München /February – April 2016

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Plaid, 2015
tempera on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

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Plaid, 2015
tempera on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

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Plaid, 2015
tempera on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

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Plaid, 2015
tempera on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

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Plaid, 2015
tempera on canvas, 90 x 90 cm

all images courtesy of the artists and Deborah Schamoni, Munich
photos by ULRICH GEBERT

The material of the body is spewed onto the canvas. Sanguine red, bilious green, shit brown: a dripping stream of interleaved humors crisscrossing the canvas. Two assholes creating a dense weave that is from the body, but transcends the body; a fireworks display of anal abandon. Two assholes are better than one. – excerpt from the press release by JUSTIN LIEBERMANN for Deborah Schamoni

Plaid by KEITH BOADWEE & AA BRONSON is on view at Deborah Schamoni in München until April 9, 2016.

Ian Wooldridge. The Skin of a Drum

all videos courtesy of the artist

Home for 2 minutes is a project by IAN WOOLDRIDGE which takes the form of a blog and which is the base for a double projection video installation currently presented at Taylor Macklin in Zürich.

Home for 2 minutes is an extensive collection of two minutes videos containing dead webcam space that IAN WOOLDRIDGE extracted from male chat rooms. The videos depict frozen moments in which the distinctions between the virtual and the physical collapse into blank loops of longing and déjà vu.

http://homefor2minutes.tumblr.com

wfw comix #3

wfw comix, april 2016
all images © JEREMY PININGRE and We Find Wildness

JEREMY PININGRE for we find wildness, April 2016. Please read about this special project here.

one pic tuesday. Tobias Spichtig

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TOBIAS SPICHTIG, Die Matratzen
installation view at Jan Kaps, Cologne
image courtesy Jan Kaps, Cologne

Die Matratzen was an exhibition by TOBIAS SPICHTIG presented at Jan Kaps in Cologne, which just closed a few days ago. As its title implies, an important part of the show consisted of mattresses that paved the entire first room of the exhibition space. The mattresses appeared covered with different printless bed linens which, according to the press release, have been provided by SPICHTIG‘s friends.

This installation appeared familiar yet nevertheless it gave us a sense of absence, instability and perversion : here the mattresses and their bed linens became co-opted things like a fusion of representation (in the sense that they are portraits of his friends who once inhabited them), abstraction as well as abjection thanks to the fact that the viewers had to walk on them to see the entire exhibition. Die Matratzen was an exhibition about the body, where the body never appears.

Die Matratzen was shown at Jan Kaps in Cologne from February 12 to April 2, 2016.

David Hanes. wfw aware #28

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Aware: after the exhibition Tomber Sous le Vent (part II), ANISSA NUSSBAUMER
presented at CAN, Neuchâtel
shot on March 24, 2016, altered on April 4, 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.

wfw weekend #295

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Expo 02, ATELIER OÏ
seen at Smallville, Neuchâtel
on Thursday, March 24, 2016
image © we find wildness

wfw weekend #294

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video still from Community Without Qualities (2015), ANNA WITT
seen at Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen
on Saturday, March 26, 2016
image courtesy the artist

#autopromo : David Hanes at Cosmos Carl

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still from http://psychogif.com

Cosmos Carl is a platform which is hosting links provided by artists with the aim to explore ‘new ways of producing and displaying art online’ according to their website. Since a few days, cosmoscarl.co.uk is featuring the work of wfw contributor DAVID HANES. From 2012 to the beginning of 2016, DAVID HANES replicated the entire movie Psycho (1960) by ALFRED HITCHCOCK  in the format of an animated GIF.

Please make sure to ‘watch’ psycho.gif (2016) via http://psychogif.com

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Editor’s note:

Since wfw and its contributors are even more engaged in online and offline projects, the #autopromo section aims to give an insight into these activities.

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Sophie

one pic thursday. Nora Berman

Nora Berman - Piped Woman

Piped Woman, 2016
acrylic, oil, and oil pastel on muslin, 139.7 x 128.3 cm
image courtesy of the artist and Ellis King, Dublin

This painting entitled Piped Woman (2016) has been painted by NORA BERMAN and, it’s now presented in the group exhibition dead among the dead!  at Ellis King in Dublin.

Piped Woman (2016) settles a colourful and crisp image, which represents a figure partly covered with a red textile that is seated with the legs wide apart. A third and blue leg is awkwardly conjoined to the body. The eyes are trippy, the hairs are lank, while the background is a hazy mix of clouds and radiant light.

In the press release for an exhibition at Isabella Bortolozzi  in Berlin, it is specified that the work of NORA BERMAN engages ‘with notions of primal consciousness in a time and place (contemporary Los Angeles) that is informed by the Dark Web, conspiracy theory, religious hysteria, ecstatic lifestyle cults, paranoia, neurasthenic self-help, violence and saturation media’.

Playfully fluid and illustrational, her paintings are also enough abstract to consistently change and engage stories.

dead among the dead!  with NORA BERMAN, TINA BRAEGGER, MATT COPSON, ALBRECHT DÜRER, INKA ESSENHIGH, MIKE KELLEY, VEIT LAURENT KURZ, LAZAROS, PETER WÄCHTLER and PEDRO WIRZ is on view at Ellis King until April 23, 2016.

one message interview #20. Thomas Geiger

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THOMAS GEIGER opened in the beginning of March the Kunsthalle3000 in Vienna. He seems to live between Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, where he is developing projects that challenge exhibition formats and artworks.

http://www.twgeiger.de
http://www.kunsthalle3000.com

Domenico de Chirico pick #58

all images courtesy of the artist and T293. 
photos by MAURIZIO ESPOSITO 

The Function, a solo exhibition by TSCHABALALA SELF
on view at T293 inNaples
until April 22, 2016

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO