wfw weekend #411

Untitled (2017), BRIGHAM BAKER
seen at Kunsthaus Langenthal
on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Seth Price. Wrong Seeing, Odd Thinking, Strange Action

screen capture from https://www.textezurkunst.de/106/wrong-seeing-odd-thinking-strange-action/
on June 8, 2017
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For the new issue of Texte Zur Kunst, SETH PRICE comes back to a series of his thinkings, and actions that are questioning the limits of visibility and anonymity in the current contemporary art scene.

The whole text is available online via textezurkunst.de. Note also that his novel Fuck Seth Price (2015) is available in pdf here.

Meanwhile: http://organic.software/

one pic tuesday. Paul Sietsema

Sign Painting, 2017
acrylic on canvas over aluminum, 195,3 x 121,9 x 3,8 cm (76 7/8 x 48 x 1 1/2 in.)

image courtesy the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels

Sign Painting (2017) is a new work by PAUL SIETSEMA that is currently presented in the group exhibition entitled Fleming Faloon. The title of the show has been taken from a 16mm film by OWEN LAND made in 1963-64. Fleming Faloon draws attention to the illusion of depth as presented on a flat picture plane and suggested that if we accept this reality, we can then willingly ascribe anything as real.

Fleming Faloon is on view at Office Baroque in Brussels until July 15, 2017.

There are very recent instances where, under the law, the wearing of natural hairstyles is not protected from discrimination. (…) In any case, these gestures of using the du-rag in my practice became an entry point for me and hopefully others to better understand the implications of the multiple behaviors, attitudes, reactions, and declarations surrounding a black aesthetic. The du-rag was banned by the National Football League and National Basketball Association in America in the late 1990s / early 2000s, and I am asking why. Because when you ask everyone why, there are a million different answers that either address respectability politics or refer to its relationship to criminality. As if the du-rag was a cause and perpetuator of violence. In the end, it’s worn to protect the hair and condition its texture. It’s similar to hair rollers, which are rarely worn outside, but black folks are creative like that and asked, why not? It became subversive, and the powers that be have been trying to shut it down ever since. – Kevin Beasley, Silence is not neutral, Mousse Magazine, June 2017

wfw weekend #410

Quad I & II (play for tv) (1981), SAMUEL BECKETT
seen in the exhibition Extended Compositions
at Centre Pasquart, Biel
on Friday, April 14, 2017

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wfw weekend #409

The Great Fool Braegger, TINA BRAEGGER
seen at Weiss Falk, Basel
on Friday, June 2, 2017
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Xavier Mazzarol at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin

Home in Transit, 2015
metal, gas cylinder, plastic tube, 178 x 180 x 80cm

exhibition view at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin, April – June 2017

Penner, 2017
beer glass bottles, 135 x 43 x 2cm & 93 x 36 x 2cm

Penner, 2017
beer glass bottles, 135 x 43 x 2cm & 93 x 36 x 2cm

exhibition view at Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin, April – June 2017

Glück, 2017
aluminum, synthetic jacket, motor, variable dimension

Penner (brown), 2017
beer glass bottles, 96 x 47 x 2cm

all images courtesy of the artist and Xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin

Some politely call it “turbulent times”, others strongly feel that fundamental rights, free circulation and societal advancement are crumbling, while elemental requisites such as a home and work are becoming the privilege of a generation.  Against morose fatalism, the artist observes social behavior and organizes pessimism.  Five singular works with oblique correspondences of form or motif that question the familiar, unhinged domesticity and parallel economy constitute XAVIER MAZZAROL’s one-person exhibition.*

 

XAVIER MAZZAROL at Xavierlaboulbenne in Berlin is on view until June 10, 2017.

*press release

 

Set an egg timer. Do nothing at all. Leave the timer in someone’s mailbox. Make a mental list of unusual colors to wear more often. Send it to your mother. – Yoko Ono, Self-Care Tips, The New Yorker, May 21, 2017

wfw weekend #408

Endnote, tooth (shadow) (2017), IAN KIAER
seen at Barbara Wien, Berlin
on Saturday, May 27, 2017
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wfw weekend #407

detail from Our flesh surrounds us with its own decisions (2017), NONA IONESCU
seen at EXILE, Berlin
on Saturday, May 27, 2017
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wfw weekend #406

The Green Room I, II & III (2017), JILL MULLEADY
seen at Kunsthalle Bern
on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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wfw comix #9

wfw comix, May 2017
all images © JEREMY PININGRE and We Find Wildness

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WFW Comix is a special collaboration with French artist JEREMY PININGRE . The project started in January 2016 and since then nine episodes have already been published. If you have missed the previous issues, I invite you to browse them here.

Please note also that the work of JEREMY PININGRE is part of the exhibition Constellation Pyrrhon currently presented at Quark in Geneva.

It is not impossible, it is even probable that I shall be able to summarize all the projects I shall ever carry out in my life under one title, which would be: “We Walk On The Planet Earth”.- stanley brouwn, A Step (1970) http://plaza.ufl.edu/kgladdys/ART6933/articles/brown1.pdf

Catherine Czudej. Ball Polisher

Ball Polisher, installation view at Jeffrey Stark, New York, May 2017

Ball Polisher, installation view at Jeffrey Stark, New York, May 2017

Ball Polisher, installation view at Jeffrey Stark, New York, May 2017

Ball Polisher, installation view at Jeffrey Stark, New York, May 2017

Ball Polisher, installation view at Jeffrey Stark, New York, May 2017

all images:
courtesy of the artist and Jeffrey Stark, New York

Ball Polisher is a show of new installations by CATHARINE CZUDEJ consisting of hand-made booby traps affixed to motion sensors interacting with homemade ball polishers. The exhibition is running at Jeffrey Stark in New York through June 18, 2017. Please note also that the installation is visible through the glass storefront every day from 10am to 9pm.

wfw weekend #405

Bitters (2017), OLGA BALEMA
seen at Kunsthalle Basel
on Thursday, May 19, 2017
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