wfw weekend #215

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‘Ug’ (Ug), ‘Duh’ (dǝ), ‘Muh’ (mɜːɹ), ‘Bam Bam’ (bæm bum) (2015) by MARLIE MUL
part of the group exhibition Raw and Delirious
seen at Kunsthalle Bern
on Friday, June 26, 2015
image © wfw

more about this exhibition soon on wfw

Dora Budor. Spring

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One Million Years of Feeling Nothing, 2015

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Spring, installation view at Swiss Institute, New York

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Our Children Will Have Yellow Eyes, 2015

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Spring, installation view at Swiss Institute, New York

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What Kind of a Person Does This, 2015

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Slow Ticking of the Callous Mind, 2015

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Spring, installation view at Swiss Institute, New York

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Spring, installation view at Swiss Institute, New York

all images: © DORA BUDOR, 2015
photographs by DANIEL PEREZ, Courtesy Swiss Institute

Earlier this week, the Swiss Institute in New York opened the first institutional solo exhibition of Croatian artist DORA BUDOR. Entitled Spring, the exhibition seems to be an immersive dark sci-fi installation featuring four sculptures onto a slimy black floor and wall piece entitled Chinchorro People (2015).

According to the press release, the sculptures ‘wrap around architectural miniatures originally featured in the blockbuster films The Fifth Element, Batman Returns, and Johnny Mnemonic’. Eventually the pieces are ‘covered with artificial weathering, dust, and dirt to become real-life fossils of on-screen experiences’. The models which are supported by pedestals looking like viscera ossified, assume the role of physical art objects onto the dark sticky surface, bringing the whole installation a sense of futuristic, archaic yet familiar aesthetic.

Based in New York, DORA BUDOR‘s recent works engage with the particular culture of mainstream cinema and media industries by ‘creating sculptures and architectural interventions that incorporate screen-used cinema props. She calls this process “reanimation,” acknowledging the objects’ fictional histories while re-contextualizing them in a second life’.

Spring by DORA BUDOR is on view at the Swiss Institute in New York until July 24, 2015

one pic wednesday. Kader Attia

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still from KADER ATTIA, Arab Spring, 2014
at Art Basel Unlimited, 15 June 2015

click here or on the image to view the entire performance

Monday June 15, 2015. Art Basel Unlimited preview. 16 glass vitrines; all empty. On the floor; stones, boulders and bricks. One artist, KADER ATTIA – a hoodie sweater hiding his face – starts to smash the cabinets with the projectiles found on the feet of the glass cases.

The piece – both performance and sculptural installation – is entitled Arab Spring (2014) and consists of the reenactment of the destruction of the Egypt museum in Cairo that happened in 2011. As for his previous works, this intervention that features in a fascinating way the riot debris raises relevant and actual questions concerning political and social issues, and more specifically for this work ‘what does the destruction of cultures mean‘ according to the artist.

KADER ATTIA is currently having a solo exhibition entitled The Injury Are Here at the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne that is running through August 30, 2015. Make sure to watch the performance via https://vimeo.com/131020880

Domenico de Chirico pick #22

all images: installation view at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
courtesy of the artist and Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
photo: SIMON VOGEL

a solo exhibition by JONATHAN BINET
on view at Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn
until August 9, 2015

chosen by curator and editor DOMENICO DE CHIRICO

Philippe Parreno. H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS

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French artist PHILIPPE PARRENO unveiled last week his installation entitled H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS (2015) at Park Avenue Armory in New York. The exhibition consists of a series of events that fold and unfold onto the space itself, creating an architecture of attention on a scale of operatic proportions (!) according to the press release. Basically the installation consists of audio and visual elements like performances, videos and scores that PARRENO directs backstage by way of a specific device giving the exhibition an organic shape.

Make sure to read his whole statement via 500 words on artforum here.

H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS at Park Avenue Armory is running through August 2, 2015

(art) basel diary 2015 #18

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detail from NANCY LUPO‘s installation
at Wallspace (New York) for Statements
Saturday, June 20, 2015
image © wfw

 

(art) basel diary 2015 #17

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THE STREET (NYC 1995) (2015), TOBIAS KASPAR
at the entrance of Scala Basel during Art Parcours
Saturday, June 20, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #16

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detail from Mermaid Lagoon (2015), YVES SCHERER
at Swiss Art Awards
Thursday, June 18, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #15

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TOBIAS MADISON
at Swiss Art Awards
Thursday, June 18, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #14

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Gold (2004), ALEXANDRA BACHZETSIS
at the Natural History Museum during Art Parcours
Friday, June 19, 2015
image © wfw

see the performance tonight (Saturday) at the Natural History Museum around 8pm.

(art) basel diary 2015 #13

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Fresh Breeze, Old Smell (2015), MATHIS ALTMANN
at Swiss Art Awards
Thursday, June 18, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #12

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click here for an extensive view

detail from Toward A Fully Automated Appearance – To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), CHLOE DELARUE
at Swiss Art Awards
Thursday, June 18, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #11

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detail from AMALIA ULMAN‘s installation
at James Fuentes ( New York) for Statements
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #10

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Substances of Human Origin (2015), ALEKSANDRA DOMANOVIC
at Tanya Leighton (Berlin)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
image © wfw

(art) basel diary 2015 #9

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detail from Disarm (Mechanized) II (2014), PEDRO REYES
at Art Unlimited
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
image © wfw

I highly recommend to read more about this project here