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Art as Connection

Group exhibition at Kunsthaus Aarau (CH)

In reaction to the upheavals resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Art as Connection takes the form of an experimental and open exhibition based on a collective development process.

To open up different perspectives on these unusual times, the curatorial team of the Aargauer Kunsthaus is forming a collective with five artists to develop the exhibition jointly. Together they will reflect the rupture and shock of the crisis and its effects, discuss the significance of art and the structures of the art business, and try out an alternative form of curation. The open form of this project takes account of the uncertainty of our times. A multitude of themes – including isolation, mistrust, authority, globalisation, health, solidarity and community – suggest themselves for further examination in both the art works, most of them newly made and in discussions and events.

Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us

Solo exhibition at HAM, Helsinki (FIN)
Katharina Grosse (b. 1961), German artist actively exploring new possibilities in painting as medium, will be taking over the main exhibition halls on the upper level in HAM Helsinki Art Museum. Two new installations will be shown, one of which artist will be painting on site. Grosse, who has distanced herself from the two-dimensional conventions of painting, will transform the exhibition halls into art works engaging in an active correspondence with the architecture of the space, and focusing on painting as a process and intervention.

I’ll be your Mirror. Wasser in der Sammlung Bosshard

Das Naturelement Wasser besticht durch seine Vielschichtigkeit: Es ist lebensnotwendig und kann zugleich Existenzen bedrohen; es ist spiegelglatt und kann aufwühlend tosen; es gehört zu den kostbarsten Gütern und ist nichtsdestotrotz in unseren Breitengraden allzu oft selbstverständlich; es verleitet zu Abenteuern und steht als Sinnbild für Emotionen und Sehnsüchte. Diese Mehrdeutigkeit trägt dazu bei, dass sich Künstlerinnen und Künstler seit jeher mit der Darstellung von Wasser und seiner Bedeutung für den Menschen auseinandersetzen – die Wandelbarkeit des Motivs fordert in der künstlerischen Umsetzung ebenso heraus, wie es fasziniert.

Die Ausstellung öffnet einen breiten Blick auf diejenigen Werke in den Beständen der Sammlung von Peter und Elisabeth Bosshard, welche sich in direkter oder indirekter Weise mit dem Element Wasser auseinandersetzen und gliedert sich in zwei zentrale Stränge: Einerseits präsentiert sie verschiedene künstlerische Herangehensweisen an das Motiv und vermittelt auf diese Weise einen Überblick über die vielfältigen Interpretationsansätze. Andererseits konzentriert sie sich auf unmittelbare Bezüge zwischen Mensch und Wasser. Anhand so unterschiedlicher Aspekte wie Hygiene, Fernweh oder Naturgewalt gibt die Ausstellung Einblick in die mannigfaltigen Emotionen, welche das Zusammenspiel zu wecken vermag.

Dezember-Ausstellung Focus

The traditional December exhibition is the highly acclaimed platform for art production from the city and region of Winterthur. For a month, artists gather for an artistic rendezvous and mutual exchange. Biennially a large overview exhibition takes place at the Kunst Museum Winterthur in cooperation with the artists’ organization Künstlergruppe and the Kunsthalle Winterthur. The biennial exhibition alternates with an individual show at the Kunst Museum Winterthur, as will take place in 2018. This exhibition intends to offer new perspectives on the regional art scene, concomitantly investigating the work of selected artists. The curators work with the artists invited to create a concise group of works for the show. As a result, the December exhibition at the Kunst Museum Winterthur provides not only a sight onto the work of local artists, but also into it.

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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

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. …»

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.