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29/08/16

Eric Wesley / St. Louis



Bortolami is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of Eric Wesley / St. Louis, a yearlong evolving project, the second of the gallery’s Artist / City programming initiative. Wesley has converted a former Taco Bell restaurant in Cahokia, Illinois, replete with ersatz Spanish Colonial architecture, into “The Bell” which he will actively re-program throughout the year. This inaugural exhibition features a suite of five new tondo paintings that riff on the cross-section of a burrito, a recurring motif in Wesley’s work. In 2000, the artist made a work titled Inch-Alota, a homonym of “enchilada”, which consisted of the production and consumption of an endless burrito.


 As one end was being consumed by the audience (and Wesley, himself), the other end was being continuously added to, an endless stretch of tortillas loaded with rice and beans. In this way, the burrito stands in for a meditation on and an engagement with the notion of infinity. These five new “burrito paintings” use the phrase “con todo” (meaning “with everything”) as the mantra for production. Each painting uses the working line drawing of a stained glass window he made in 2015 as the formal starting point. From there, Wesley applies different painting techniques to these wood panels, employing various representational strategies to great effect. A pea and a bit of onion is represented in an painterly abstract void in one painting, while another painting features the footprint of the building, and another reimagines the burrito cross-section as a human brain. After this initial painting exhibition, Wesley plans on programming the space with different projects throughout the year, including the planting of a vegetable patch or a maize maze, creating sculptures in dialogue with the architecture of the Pizza Hut across the street, casting a bronze bell for the belfry, and orchestrating a series of “happenings” with local amateur thespians.


 Artist / City is a new, experimental alternative for artists to show their work in American cities outside the standard five-week gallery show. Pairing an artist with a space in a different city for a year, we hope to set forth a progressive exhibition structure, expand our programming, and grow geographically without opening full-scale operations. The aim is to create a structure in which our artists can investigate their work without restriction. 


Eric Wesley (b. 1973, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles, and received his BA from University of California Los Angeles. Wesley has had solo exhibitions in galleries internationally as well as at MOCA, Los Angeles, Foundation Morra Greco, Naples, Italy, and most recently at 356 Mission Road in Los Angeles. Among others, Wesley’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Fundación/Colección, Jumex, Mexico; Museo d’Arte, Benevento, Italy; the 2004 Whitney Biennial; The Prague Biennial; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; MoMA P.S.1, New York; and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He is one of the founders of Los Angeles’ Mountain School of Arts. Wesley will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Midway, Minneapolis in September.

26/08/16

Un'altra stagione ...



Da oggi, 26 Agosto, al 4 Settembre si può dire che si apre, con la settimana artistica di Copenhagen, il mondo dell'arte contemporanea.

Dopo una primavera incerta come sarà l'autunno?

Gli umori paiono alquanto alterni si continuano  sentire tante voci di successo ma nel complesso si vede molta tranquillità e opere a basso profilo, ma vediamo col solito giro di fieri autunnali (Frieze, Fiac, Artissima, Art Basel Miami..) cosa succederà.

24/08/16

Alla Fondazione Cartier la grande orchestra degli animali



Alla Fondazione Cartier lo sguardo artistico sulla natura, una mostra molto interessante e ben strutturata.  Molto interessante, e vi consiglio di visitarlo, anche il sito che è stato realizzato per l'occasione : http://www.legrandorchestredesanimaux.com

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician, Bernie Krause. The exhibition brings together the work of artists from all over the world and invites the public to enjoy an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on the animal kingdom, which is increasingly under threat in today’s modern world.
For over 40 years, Bernie Krause has collected almost 5,000 hours of sound recordings of natural habitats, both terrestrial and marine, inhabited by almost 15,000 animal species. His research offers a wonderful immersion into the sound universe of animals, otherwise known as biophony. Before developing a passion for animal recordings, far removed from the world of humans, Bernie Krause worked as a musician and acoustician in the 1960s and 1970s, collaborating with artists like The Doorsand Van Morrison. He also contributed to the creation of soundtracks to well-known films like Rosemary’s Baby by Roman Polanski andApocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola.
Bernie Krause is unique. He contemplates the natural world as a poet, he listens to animal vocalizations as a musician, and through his recordings he studies these from the perspective of a scientist. Bernie Krause has become a master in the art of revealing the beauty, diversity and complexity of the languages of wild animals, increasingly reduced to silence by the din of human activity. He implores us to listen to these voices from the living, non-human world before they are definitively shrouded in silence.
The exhibition presents both an aural and a visual dimension. In the transparent, light-filled spaces of the Fondation Cartier, Mexican architects Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillohave chosen to direct the great orchestra of our images of the animal world. Exploring the multiple visual perspectives that this “glass house” offers, they have created a scenographyin terracotta brick that surrounds the garden and the interior spaces of the building designed by Jean Nouvel.This architectural arrangement metaphorically reproduces that of a symphonic orchestra.
The exhibition presents a drawing of 18 meters in length specifically created for the exhibition by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. This work displays wild animals of different species gathered around a watering hole in a moment of peace and extreme vulnerability. Cai Guo-Qiang executed this drawing using gunpowder, a material he uses with an unrivalled expertise and dexterity. On large sheets of paper, an outline was first of all drawn using black gunpowder before being set alight. The traces of burn marks and smoke compose the sought-after motif: a landscape populated by animals.
With the image created by Cai Guo-Qiang, evocative of the cave paintings from prehistoric times, the exhibition associates the striking yet rather strange photographs of Japanese artist Manabu Miyazaki. These are taken using a kind of robotic “camera trap,” and done so with great ingenuity and unparalleled sensitivity.Exhibited for the first time outside of Japan, these images allow the viewer to see wild animals sharing the same environment and pathways as their human counterparts. Manabu Miyazaki’s photographs also reveal the mysterious dreamlike beauty of the night-time flight of birds through the forest. The artist describes his approach in the following words: “My camera traps are like trees observing the animals. The watchful eye of the tree becomes my camera.”
With: Pierre Bodo, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Raymond Depardon et Claudine Nougaret, Bernie Krause, JP Mika, Manabu Miyazaki, Moke, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Christian Sardet, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shiro Takatani, TALLER Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Tara Océans, Cyprien Tokoudagba, United Visual Artists, Agnès Varda, Adriana Varejão  Open Tuesday evenings until 10 pm

23/08/16

St. Moritz Art Masters



Dal 26 Agosto al 4 Settembre si svolgerà l'annuale St. Moritz Art Masters dedicato agli  Stati Uniti.

Questo piccolo festival,  si svolge da diversi anni e sempre più punta alla qualità con una selezione di gallerie molto pregiata, da Karsten Greve a Robilant & Voena.


Eccovi il programma 

Venerdì 26.Aug: 14: 00h "Vernissage" - Conferenza stampa, cocktail con cena al Kempinski
Sabato 27 agosto: 19: 30h "Cartier Notte - Cartier Award a Albert Watson" - La leggenda della fotografia, performance speciale di Cesare Picco. Il gala dedicata all'arte e alla fotografia al Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains
Mercoledì 31.Agosto: "Kidsday" - Future of Art 
Venerdì 2.Settembre: "Time for Art" Montblanc Notte, Chateau Papillon
Sabato 3 Settembre: "SAM Fondazione Notte", Asta di beneficenza - Omaggio all'arte e al design da HP e Pirelli
Mostre - American Art:
Robert Longo - dipinti, disegni a Forum Paracelsus.
Richard Avedon - Ann Theophane ( 'Theo') Graham - mostra fotografica Paracelsus.
Robert Rauschenberg e Frank Stella - Multipli, dipinti, sculture - in una posizione unica e molto speciale presso la Chiesa protestante.
Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection (Tom Sachs, FriendsWithYou, ....) A Schoolhouse Gym
Progetto Speciale. Collezione privata Vista - "solo su invito" - Jeff Koons e il suo mondo.

22/08/16

Biennale di Liverpool


Fino a metà Ottobre è in corso a Liverpool una nuova edizione della Biennale che sempre di più miscela le forme artistiche, dalle pratiche artistiche alla musica, con un grande successo di pubblico. 

Il progetto espositivo è organizzato in diverse sedi cittadine ed è come una storia raccontata in sei episodi. II percorso si sviluppa sulla storia stessa della città proiettandosi verso il futuro.


Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and histories, taking viewers on a series of voyages through time and space, drawing on Liverpool’s past, present and future. 

These journeys take the form of six ‘episodes’: Ancient Greece, Chinatown, Children’s Episode, Software, Monuments from the Future and Flashback. They are sited in galleries, public spaces, unused buildings, through live performance and online.

Many of the artists have made work for more than one episode, some works are repeated across different episodes, and some venues host more than one episode. 




19/08/16

Opere in riva al mare, arte contemporanea nel Principato di Monaco



Il Forum Grimaldi del Principato di Monaco presenta una vasta mostra su Francis Bacon e le sue frequentazione francesi, un legame forte che unisce il grande artista inglese alla intensa cultura artistica francese raccontato con oltre sessanta opere provenienti dalle più importanti collezioni internazionali.

La mostra è strutturata in divese sezioni, l’apertura, enfatica e cronologica, sull’ispirazione, si proseguire poi con uno sguardo all’uso dello spazio espressivo, al corpo e giungere al soggiorno monegasco fino alla notorietà internazionale della mostra al Grand Palais. 





  







Vicino c’è la quieta ed elegante Villa Sauber, parte del  Nuovo Museo Nazionale di Monaco (NMNM), con una mostra dedicata all’artista italiano più noto in questo momento, Francesco Vezzoli.


Relazionandosi con lo spazio l’artista ha creato un progetto narrativo ed emozionale nella sua cifra espressiva più intensa, un gioco di promo delle opere esposte negli stessi spazi dedicati a Marlene Dietrich.

 
 


Sempre parte delle iniziative del NMNM, vicino a Villa Sauber, in  Avenue de Grande Bretagne 2, c’è un progetto da non perdere, l’intervento “cutaneo” di Mike Nelson. Su sette piani di un complesso edile, l’artista è intervenuto cromaticamente, un grande progetto tecnico e formale. Per poterlo visitare si realizzano dei tour fino al 16 settembre, Mercoledì, Giovedi e Venerdì dalle 14h alle 18h, per informazioni: +377 98 98 44 90 o cloak@nmnm.mc.





 




Spostiamoci presso Villa Paloma dove sta per concludersi una bella mostra su Duane Hanson, fino al 28 agosto. All’inizio degli anni settanta, mentre nella pittura si andava verso iperrealismo l’artista del Minesota sperimentava l’iperverismo nella scultura, guardando non tanto alla tradizione classica ma forgiando i nuovi modelli culturali della società contemporanea.






Segnalo anche che all’ultimo piano una mostra degli scatti di Thomas Demand, nella sala video un’opera di Leticia Ramos e negli spazi esterni è presente l’intervento in progress di Jean-Pascal Flavien.




17/08/16

Daniel Buren a Miami


Bortolami is pleased to announce the second iteration of Daniel Buren / Miami, a yearlong, evolving exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of the artist’s iconic 8.7 cm stripe. The first iteration, a selection of Buren’s paintings from 1965 to present, explored the discovery and subsequent use of the readymade stripe. 




This second iteration consists of a new work in situ titled Passage aller-retour, a site-specific installation comprised of five porticos or gateways placed at regular intervals throughout the gallery, their striped sides punctuating the space. This “passage” terminates with a mirror of the same dimensions as the gates, creating a doubling effect. 


The artist considers the stripe a “visual tool”, which he uses to explore the relationship between art and the structures that frame it. Interventions and works in situ like Passage aller-retour re-contextualize the audience’s experience and perception of space. 

This works relates to his large body of architectural scale works that physically alter the audience’s environment and shifts our engagement with the world around us. This new programming initiative, which the gallery is calling Artist / City, is an experimental alternative for artists to show their work in American cities outside the standard five-week gallery show. Pairing an artist with a space in a different city for a year, we hope to set forth a progressive exhibition structure, expand our programming, and grow geographically without opening full-scale operations. The aim is to create a structure in which our artists can investigate their work without restriction. 


Daniel Buren (b. 1938) has been the subject of major museum exhibitions worldwide. His work is included in prestigious private and public collections internationally. Buren has exhibited in the Venice Biennale more than 10 times and was awarded the Golden Lion for his French Pavilion in 1986. In 2007, he received the Praemium Imperiale for Painting from Japan and was selected to exhibit at MONUMENTA 2012 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Currently, Buren is the subject of a major exhibition at BOZAR/Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium. He has just completed two commissions for works in situ: a bombastic alteration of the exterior of the Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France; and a colorful re-design of the glass over-ground walkways at Hunter College in New York City. 

Daniel Buren / Miami 3 December 2015 – 30 November 2016 M Building, 194 NW 30th Street, Miami Closed August Thursday-Saturday, 12 – 5:30pm and by appointment





16/08/16

Onde Pixel all'UniCredit Pavilion di Milano


Fino al 28 Agosto l'UniCredit Pavilion ospita il progetto multimediale  Onde Pixel – Lo Sguardo di… Miguel Chevalier in cui il celebre artista francese, pioniere dell’arte virtuale, reinterpreta attraverso la sua personale visione alcune opere della Collezione d’Arte di UniCredit.



La mostra rappresenta il secondo appuntamento del progetto “Lo sguardo di…” realizzato da UniCredit Pavilion nell’estate 2015 con il coinvolgimento diretto dei dipendenti della Banca.

In questa occasione è Miguel Chevalier a trarre ispirazione dalle opere contemporanee selezionate dalla Collezione del Gruppo per dare vita alle sue “Onde Pixel” e donare una veste del tutto nuova al Pavilion che per l’occasione sarà illuminato da proiezioni pavimentali colorate in una fusione di forme, suoni e immagini che interagiscono con lo spettatore rendendolo parte integrante dell’opera stessa.





E' il pubblico che diventa attore e protagonista di una trasformazione caleidoscopica, interviene e modifica l’opera che tiene traccia del suo passaggio e dei suoi movimenti, così come avviene anche per le note di Jacopo Baboni Schilingi che accompagna l’installazione.

Le proiezioni si fondono con la musica e l’esplosione di colori e suoni avvolgono il visitatore e lo spingono a sperimentare una diversa relazione con l’arte.



La mostra propone anche un dialogo tra le creazioni di questo artista contemporaneo e d’avanguardia con alcune opere del passato recente del patrimonio UniCredit.
Richiami di immagini e concetti che trovano il loro posto nelle più svariate rappresentazioni.
40 opere unite da un filo che le collega e tesse una trama narrativa che coinvolge stili e tecniche di epoche differenti.




La mostra espone anche fotografie, sculture tridimensionali e filmati su schermi LCD, espressione dell’arte digitale e interattiva di Chevalier.



Da non perdere infine la visione dell’opera dall’alto della Passerella dell’Arte, punto privilegiato da cui poter ammirare le evoluzioni di Onde Pixel.





In occasione della mostra UniCredit Pavilion ha realizzato un catalogo illustrativo che propone un’estensiva documentazione fotografica dell’esposizione. L’introduzione al catalogo è stata realizzata dal critico Domenico Quaranta.



INGRESSO LIBERO



La mostra sarà aperta al pubblico dal 26 luglio al 28 agosto
dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 19.00 tutti i giorni della settimana ad esclusione del lunedì

13/08/16

Speciale arte su D donna di Repubblica



Il numero di questa settimana di D-Donna, inserto del fine settimana della Repubblica, è dedicato tutto al mondo dell'arte con diversi articoli sulle mostre e sulle artiste del momento. 

Paul Klee



12/08/16

Round Arad



Presso il Roundhouse in  Chalk Farm Road a Londra fino alla fine del mese ci sarà l'installazione multimediale di Ron Arad.


Internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad, brings his incredible 360° installation Curtain Call back to the Roundhouse as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Alongside the installation the Roundhouse will present a series of Curtain Call Live performances – immersive live music gigs.

Curtain Call is brought to you by Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returning for its fifth consecutive year.


The epic floor-to-ceiling artwork made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring provides a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. Arad is reinventing the curtain experience for 2016 by inviting brand new collaborators including: Kutiman; Daniel Landau; Marshmallow Laser Feast; Universal Everything and KIMA. Returning from Curtain Call’s critically acclaimed run in 2011: Babis Alexiadis; Mat Collishaw; Ori Gersht; Greenaway & Greenaway; Gabriel & Shira Klasmer; Christian Marclay; Javier Mariscal; SDNA and David Shrigley.

Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images –a captive, but also a creator.