EXHIBITION

// BROTHER and SISTER //

Brother and Sister’, an exhibition of new works by the Hungarian-born and New York-based artist Rita Ackermann, draws from personal subject matters. Throughout her practice, Ackermann has continuously challenged means of representation and abstraction in contemporary painting. Her often ghost-like compositions are achieved through sweeping, determined gestures of drawing, painting and erasing, wherein figures rise to the surface only to dissolve again. The new series on view in the Zurich gallery persist in their interrogation of how the artist’s consciousness, intentions, and movements manifest at a borderline between the formal aspects of her oeuvre. Ackermann: “Drawings are like veins; blood vessels leading to the heart…I do not know if life is forever, but I know I make paintings to live. Therefore, I must deconstruct the contours of the figure…Erased, blurred boundaries, no limits.”

Rita Ackermann Brother and Sister

Hauser & Wirth Zürich

17 January — 2 March 2019

Opening 16 January 2019, 6 — 8 pm


Images © Rita Ackermann

Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth 

Photography by Genevieve Hanson


/ by Laura Bonne /

// From SELF, personality, to SAINT LAURENT //

The intention of the project is to capture different aspects of the Saint Laurent personality, underlining the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists selected by Anthony Vaccarello. It represents the freedom of self-expression without censorship, and conveys many different facets of the Saint Laurent attitude. Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity, individuality, and self-confidence through a lens free from pretense and hypocrisy. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the core values of Saint Laurent. Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers who have come together to make a confrontational statement. Daido Moriyama, the first artist with whom Saint Laurent worked with for this project, will be presented in Paris at Palais Royal from the 9th till the 11th of November during Paris Photo. The exhibition curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be presented in a light-installation accessible to the public in the Galerie d’Orléans courtyard, in front of Palais Royal garden.

// ICONIC //

What better way to put a brand’s iconic pieces – the 1996 & 1997 jeans - in the limelight, than gathering people that are just as iconic as the garments. 

Cindy Crawford takes place before the lens, Sam Abell behind it, decor is the Cadillac Ranch created by the equally celebrated Ant Farm in the seventies. 

Safe to say that Acne’s new campaign is a tribute to the best that America has to offer, pushing forward one of the best things Acne has to offer: that perfect pair of jeans. 

 

Starting today the images will be shown and sold at Galerie Escougnou, all profits are going to the WWF foundation. 


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Exhibition from

28th September until October 2nd __ 11am - 7pm

Galerie Escougnou

7 Rue Saint Claude

75003 Paris

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// EPONYMOUS //

The parisian designer Nicolas Lecourt Mansion will launch his eponymous brand by showcasing his first collection AW 18-19 during Paris Fashion Week on the 27 of February 2018.

This event will be one a kind, merging contemporary art, fashion and photography. It will be showcasing the emerging parisian creative generation and what it has to offer.

Nicolas Lecourt Mansion in partnership with Polaroid Originals, will collaborate with the photographer François Pragnère who will exhibit his photographies of the collection. This exhibition will be a story-telling documentation of the creative process around the collection. The contemporary artists Salomé Partouche and Damien Moulierac will be in collaboration to create the set design around the collection’s theme.

This event will showcase the collection as a private show, with its 15 different looks in the first place. Starting from 4pm it will morph into a public showroom. The exhibition and the set design will be available to see during the whole event.

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// DREAMS, TEARS & FEARS //

David Alexander Flinn’s new exhibition at FHF’s north gallery is a journey through Dreams, Tears and Fears. The installations are immediately eye-catching and bring out a deep systematism, detailed and careful engagement; the whole work tainted with humor, vibrancy and provocative audacity. 

David describes his Dreams, Tears and Fears as

” an exploration of the spaces in our contemporary narrative of fiction and reality, the borders and the blurred lines between what is true and what is perceived. Who is who, what is what and why is it so? If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, did it ever happen? What are our guidelines for a contemporary existence? 

Dreams are a glance into our subconscious often forgotten or misinterpreted by our awakening. Within life's new parameters, is reality a dream? Where have our dreams gone? Are they our nightmares? Where do we live and how?

The only thing we are left with is our nature and our tears, whether joyful or sorrowful. What is left that is "real" is our emotional experience.

Sweet dreams”

 

87 Rivington st, NY .

07/09/17- 15/10/17

 

by Xavier Bourgeois / 

// ÊTRE MODERNE //

This fall, Fondation Louis Vuitton is inviting the Museum of Modern Art in Paris to present an outstanding exhibition of more than 200 masterpieces and works of art from the New York museum.

This exhibition will highlight the fundamental impact of the museum, conservators and programs on the 20th and 21st art history.

The collaboration brings to the fore MoMA’s legendary artistic commitment to Paris and reflects the desire of both institutions to remain moderne forever.

“Être moderne: le MoMA à Paris” will take place at Fondation Louis Vuitton from October 11 to March 5.

 

www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

/ by Xavier Bourgeois / 

// DESIGNER OF THE DREAMS //

To celebrate it’s 70th Anniversary, the house of Dior has opened today the largest fashion exhibition ever held in Paris at Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Discover on display a large range of fashion photography, artworks, original documents, illustrations, canvas and more than 300 haute couture gowns of each Dior’s creative period (from 1947 to 2017) including creations of Christian Dior himself, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams at the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs until 7 January 2018.

 

/ by Xavier Bourgeois / 

// ABECEDAIRE, TO MY OLD FRIENDS //

The Belgian artist Eric Croes is holding his new exhibition 'To my old friends' at the art gallery 'Sorry We're Closed' in Brussels. His art is a juxtaposition of techniques, objects and ideas. The works of his exhibition were created by following four simple steps:

1 / Take a sketchpad

2 / Write a letter of the alphabet on each page

3 / Draw your favourite words (his 'old friends')

4 / Create a 3D assemblage of a selection of these words: one sculpture per letter.

His work invites us to feel the joy of working with our hands. However, "To my old friends" is not so much about the objects themselves; it is more about the story Eric Croes tells us through his drawings and sculptures. His art conveys a special energy: something spontaneous and emotional at the same time.

 

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Sorry We're Closed

 until May 20th

 67 rue de la Régence

1000 Brussels

www.sorrywereclosed.com

Courtesy Sorry We're Closed

Photos©Hugard & Vanoverschelde

 

 

 

/ by Souria Cheurfi /

// CY TWOMBLY //

Paris’ Centre Pompidou is currently presenting an exceptionally comprehensive retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly.

Bringing together a vast selection of works from both private and public collections from all over the world in a chronological and cyclic arrangement, the exhibition includes many of the artist’s most iconic works. From his first works in the early Fifties marked by the primitive arts, graffiti and writing, to his last characterised by their exuberant colour schemes, it spans Twombly’s entire career. Some 140 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs provide a clear overview of this extraordinarily rich and diverse body of work.

We went, we checked, and we were amazed.  

You have one month left to do the same!

Cy Twombly

Centre Pompidou

Paris

30.11.2016 – 24.4.2017

 

Blooming, 2001-2008 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Archives Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio

Wilder Shores of Love, 1985 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Lemons, Gaète, 1998 © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Night Watch, 1966 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Cheim & Read

Still Life, Black Mountain College, 1951 © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Apollo, 1975 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Venus, 1975 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Archives Nicola Del Roscio

Sans titre (Grottaferrata), 1957 © Cy Twombly Foundation, courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// BOUNDARIES //

Most of us might know Harley Weir through the striking images she’s created for AnOther Magazine, i-D, Dazed & Confused, or the campaigns she shot for renowned fashion brands such as Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein.

 But the young photographer, who only graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from London’s Central Saint Martins College in 2010, has since also created a remarkable body of personal work characterized by a poetic approach on intimacy and beauty, and an eye for detail.

 It is this personal aspect - always intriguing and esthetic, sometimes politically involved and charged but refraining from statement making and finger-pointing - that forms the center of the first solo exhibition of Weir’s work at FOAM Amsterdam.

Harley Weir - Boundaries

FOAM

Amsterdam

2.12.2016 – 19.2.2017

 

© Harley Weir. Courtesy the artist and Foam.

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY //

Over the course of 25 years (1979-2004) and through numerous cities (New York, London, Berlin, and beyond) photographer Nan Goldin closely followed and documented the daily life and encounters of the friends, family, and lovers that she would come to describe as her ‘tribe’.

 “There is a popular notion that the photographer is by nature a voyeur, the last one invited to the party.But I’m not crashing; this is my party. This is my family, my history.”

In what would become a visual diary of urban life throughout the eighties, an era scared by AIDS and drug addiction, she acurately lay bare issues of gender roles, the insatiable longing for intimacy and understanding, and the struggle between independency and interdependency within the concept of the couple and relationships.

 “In my family of friends, there is a desire for the intimacy of the blood family, but also a desire for something more open-ended. Roles aren’t so defined. These are long-term relationships. People leave, people come back, but these separations are without the breach of intimacy. We are bonded not by blood or place, but by a similar morality, the need to live fully and for the moment, a disbelief in the future, a similar respect for honesty, a need to push limits, and a common history. We live life without consideration, but with consideraition. There is among us an ability to listen and to emphasize that surpasses the normal definition of friendship.”

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency was first published in 1986 as a series of images and stories and has, through the experience of change and loss, become into a visual imprint of a memory, one story without an end.

The installation currently on view at the MoMa presents a slide show of some 700 portraits sequenced against a music soundtrack prepared by Goldin’s friends, from Maria Callas to The Velvet Underground

Nan Goldin - The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

MoMa

New York

11.6.2016 – 12.2.2017

 

© Nan Goldin. Courtesy the artist.

 

  / by Kim Poorters /

// IMITATION OF LIFE //

With close to 120 works drawn primarily from the Eli and Edye Broad collection, Los Angeles’ new contemporary art museum The Broad presents a comprehensive survey of the work of groundbreaking artist Cindy Sherman.

  From early film stills to rear projections and films, the exhibition focuses primarily on the artist’s engagement with the stereotypes of 20th century popular film industry and of celebrity. Featuring as her own model playing out female stereotypes in a range of personas, environments and guises, the artist raises questions about identity, representation and the role of images in contemporary culture.

Cindy Sherman – Imitation of Life

The Broad

Los Angeles

11.6.2016 – 2.10.2016

 

 © Cindy Sherman. The Broad Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures.

 

  / by Kim Poorters /

// VERTIGO //

With the works of young Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota currently on show, Antwerp gallery Stieglitz19 presents a generation of artists who are radically experimenting with photography, bookmaking and other media.

  Vertigo, a series of highly processed black and white images of skies, nudes and abstract buildings and rooms, originates from snapshots to which the artist applied various techniques and interventions to create deformation, imperfection, and visual noise: he photographs, develops, prints, photographs the resulting images again and again, and continues experimenting in his homemade darkroom by developing film in boiling solutions, leaking light, or leaving deliberate scratches.

Daisuke Yokota

Stieglitz19

Antwerp

3.4.2016 – 22.5.2016

 

 

© Daisuke Yokota. Courtesy the artist and Stieglitz19.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// THE ART OF COLLAGE //

Paul Kasmin Gallery presents a selection of works by artist Robert Motherwell showing the unprecedented diversity of approaches in the artist’s lifelong exploration of the medium of the collage.

The works on display illustrate the harmonious coexistence of media and disparate techniques in the artist’s work, from intuitive tearing methods and the introduction of ready-made objects into the composition, to the layered painting of its underground. 27 of the plates on show are reproduced in an accompanying publication.

Robert Motherwell - The Art of Collage

Paul Kasmin Gallery

New York

14.4.2016 – 21.5.2016

 

 

© Dedalus Foundation, Inc. Licensed by VAGA,New York, NY.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// FROM A TO K //

Currently on view at Museum M is a carefully curated selection of works by Brussels-based artist Aglaia Konrad. In this first major solo-exhibition both older and recent oeuvres are shown side by side to reveal a diversity of work, and a newly commissioned site-specific intervention by the artist and an accompanying book presented.

 Spanning a production of over 20 years, the artist uses photography and film to document, and sculpture and architecture to translate her research into the modern city, its public space and buildings, and their transformation.Through extensive travels, she has brought together a vast archive of images documenting urbanity in such diverse cities as Sao Paulo, Beijing, Chicago, Dakar, Tokyo, Cairo or Shanghai.

Aglaia Konrad – From A to K

Museum M

Leuven

29.4.2016 – 18.9.2016

 

 

© Aglaia Konrad. Courtesy the artist and Museum M.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// NATUR UND KONSTRUKTION //

Berlin Gallery Dittmar presents a selection of works by Austrian photographer Margherita Spiluttini.

 Although not an architectural photographer in the strictest sense, the artist has documented the works of a series of leading contemporary architects in numerous international magazines, book presentations and exhibitions.

 After a major exhibition at Cologne’s SK Stiftung Kultur earlier this year, she presents ‘Natur und Konstruktionen’ in which the interaction between architecture and landscape is questioned through the documentation of a series of ‘heroic’ man made interventions of different scales in the mountainous scenery of the Austrian Alps

Margherita Spiluttini

Natur und Konstruktion – Fotografische Untersuchungen.

Galerie Dittmar

Berlin

12.2.2016 – 23.4.2016

 

 

© Margherita Spiluttini. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Dittmar.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// HEIM //

44 Gallery presents ‘Heim’, a series of photographs composed by Brussels’ based artist Arnaud De Wolf during a period of 2012 through 2015, which won him first prize in Contretype’s 2015 Proposition d’artistes competition.

 Unlike the cosines referred to in the series’ title, De Wolf’s imposing full-frame images of built structures set amidst deserted snowy landscapes emphasise the somewhat impersonal and unsettling nature of their brutalistic aesthetic. His images of mountainous landscapes bathe in an equally harsh and cold light to reveal natures’ details in their most brutal and beautiful form of raw matter in which colour, structure and proportion are, again, primary.

Arnaud De Wolf - Heim

44 GALLERY

Bruges

2.4.2016 – 24.4.2016

 

 

© Arnaud De Wolf. Courtesy the artist and 44 GALLERY.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// KLEDZE HATAL //

D+T Project Gallery presents the latest works by Sébastien Bonin in which the Brussels based artist continues to explore the limitless levels of reading related to the stories associated with the Native American Navajo society.

 Through the photographic technique of the photogram Bonin focuses on the essence of the pattern-design in the Navajo’s unique clothing – the colours and the structure – to create complex geometric compositions by projecting luminous rays of light onto photographic paper through a set of colourful gelatine filters.

 The final images, hand cut and with visible traces of fixing lines and scotch, are enclosed in raw, untreated and stained brass frames, reminiscent of the material used by the Navajo to manufacture their jewellery.

Sébastien Bonin - Kledze Hatal

D+T Project Gallery

Brussels

17.3.2016 – 7.5.2016

 

 

© Sébastien Bonin. Pictures by Ludovic Beillard Courtesy the Artist & D+T Project Gallery.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// MARTYRS //

During the remainder of the Klara Festival, BOZAR presents the video installation Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr & Water Martyr (2014) by artist Bill Viola, at the Cathedrals of St Michael and St Gudula in Brussels.

 Departing from the perspective of the ‘witness’, which is the original Greek meaning of the word martyr, Viola confronts the visitor with the suffering of four martyrs subjected to the extreme, invincible forces of nature. The video, which is shown on four plasma screens, ends with a blinding light that shines on the four dead martyrs, The artist encourages the audience to reflect on themes like death, the hereafter, compassion and sacrifice.

Bill Viola

Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Maryr & Water Martyr

Cathedrals of St Michael and St Gudula

Brussels

9.3.2016 – 24.3.2016

 

 

© Bill Viola. Courtesy Bill Viola Studio and Vanhaerents Art Collection.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// RICHARD & ANDY //

Gagosian pairs works by Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol, whose most memorable images, produced in response to changing cultural mores, are icons of the twentieth century.

The works of both Avedon and Warhol are juxtaposed throughout the exhibition, emphasizing such common themes as social and political power, the evolving acceptance of cultural differences and minorities, the inevitability of mortality, and the glamour and despair of celebrity.

Avedon Warhol

Gagosian Gallery

London

9.2.2016 – 23.4.2016

 

 

© The Richard Avedon Foundation.

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /