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Throwing Snow into a Circle

Group show at Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus (CH)
With Carl Andre, Thomas Baumgartner & Samuel Koch, Sarah Burger, Frank Birk, Mary Derungs, Peter Hauser & Claudio Landolt, Roland Herzog, Peter Kamm, KARIEL, Richard Long, Koji Takihara.

RE-VISION

The new presentation of the collection, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (D)
This will be the fifth time since 2008 that the collection is newly hung. The visitor will see old and new faces, classic paintings by Macke, Beuys or Polke, crossing paths with new donations and acquisitions.

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Impression

Group exhibition of graphic prints at Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen (CH)
The exhibition of swiss graphic print and reproduction has already become an annual tradition. It shows the work entries of artists working in that medium, from traditional to digital, from all over Switzerland.

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Last Night’s Fortune Teller

Group show at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Berlin (D)
Since 2015, the Daimler Art Collection has expanded with the acquisitions of around 40 artworks or artwork groups by some 20 Chinese artists, relating to abstract and conceptual art tendencies, as well as new media forms, among others. The third part of our exhibition series presents seven Chinese as well as fourteen German and international artists. The show mainly focusses on the working field of sculpture, complemented by graphic works, paintings and light and video installations.

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Guest visitor at the museum’s collection

Artist talk and inauguration of her new installation piece at Museum Folkwang, Essen (D)
Christine Streuli has created a new work around her painting «A certain smile a certain sadness», which has recently been added to the Museum Folkwang collection. She will be present for its inauguration and have a conversation about her practice together with curator Anna Fricke. The event is open to the public.

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Yellow Creature – Aspects of Transformation

Group exhibition at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern (CH)
The British author and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) created the Yellow Creature as early as 1939, a figure that is always changing between woman and man, animal and human while being joyfully true to itself. Thus, Yellow Creature lends its name to the exhibition, which is concerned with the boarders between sexes and categories.

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François Morellet

Solo show at Dia’s exhibition spaces in New York City and Beacon (USA)
Both shows of François Morellet offer a focused exploration of the artist’s wide-ranging practice. The Dia:Chelsea installation includes a large selection of early abstract geometric paintings, key examples from Morellet’s later series and neon works, and his first architectural integration, titled Trames 3° 87° 93° 183° (Grids 3° 87° 93° 183°, 1971/2017). Meanwhile, Dia:Beacon’s lower-level gallery features No End Neon (1990/2017), a site-specific work that was reconfigured for Dia’s upstate venue in close collaboration with the Morellet Estate in Cholet, France. This expansive installation—gifted to Dia by the Morellet family and Blain Southern, London and Berlin—allows visitors to encounter Morellet’s practice alongside major installations of work by his American and European peers represented in Dia’s permanent collection.

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This Drove My Mother Up The Wall

Solo show at South London Gallery, London (UK)
Katharina Grosse and musician Stefan Schneider (Kreidler, to rococo rot) present the UK premiere of Tiergarten, a performance based upon material from their recent collaborative LP named after the park in central Berlin. Playing together, the artists move between analogue synthesizers and spoken word, “interacting, communicating, contemplating, complementing each other through their instruments and intuitions”.

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Marcia Hafif

Solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, in cooperation with Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (CH)
Both museums will shed light on two different, central aspects of Marcia Hafif’s work. She is a key figure in the development of the ‘hard edge’ and ‘radical painting’- tradition, which emerged in the United States in the late 1960’s, with a focus on the pure impact of color on a flat surface.

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Unpainting

Group show at Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (AUS)
Despite routine declarations of its decline, abstract painting is an urgent and vital mode of artmaking that seems to exist in a state of constant reinvention.
This display of contemporary abstract paintings from the Gallery’s collection focuses on unconventional and experimental approaches to the age-old discipline of painting.
The exhibition includes artworks by Daniel Buren, Morris Louis, Judy Millar, Dona Nelson and Sigmar Polke among many others.

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Colour is an Abstraction

Group exhibition at the Auckland art Gallery, Auckland (NZ)
Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Trust collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition includes works by the Australian artist John Nixon collected over the last 30 years and installed by the artist on a background of his colour palette. The explorative and multifaceted contemplations of these artists challenge traditional boundaries and encourage contemplation on the social and psychological role of colour.

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Aufsetzpunkt

published by modo Verlag on the occasion of the exhibition at Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona from April 7 until June 19, 2011.
with essays by Invar-Torre Hollhaus and Daniela Hardmeier.

 

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The Archive in the Worm

Verlag für Moderne Kunst, with essays by Andrés Duprat, Carl Friedrich Schröer and Raimund Stecker.
Published on the occasion of the eightpart transcontinental exhibition in Argentina, Germany and Switzerland.
«Martín Mele lives in a foreign land, it’s uncertain how foreign, how distant or familiar it is. For he has lived abroad for some time, actually forever. …»

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Four Honest Outlaws – Sala Ray Marioni Gordon

published by Michael Fried for the Yale University Press
In this strongly argued and characteristically original book, Michael Fried considers the work of four contemporary artists: video artist and photographer Anri Sala, sculptor Charles Ray, painter Joseph Marioni, and video artist and intervener in movies Douglas Gordon.
«Four Honest Outlaws» takes its title from a line in a Bob Dylan song, «To live outside the law you must be honest», meaning in this case that each of the four artists has found his own unsanctioned path to extraordinary accomplishment, in part by defying the ordinary norms and expectations of the contemporary art world.
Michael Fried will moderate a symposium «PAINTING NOW: A discussion taking off from the work of Joseph Marioni»,
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (USA), December 10, 2011