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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Numbers Don't Lie @ 247365 BK










Numbers Don't Lie 

Violet Dennison
Brian Faucette
Jesse Greenberg
Graham Hamilton
MacGregor Harp
Miles Huston
Meredith James
Scott Keightley
Jacques Louis Vidal
Primetime

247365 Brooklyn
131 Huntington St.
Brooklyn NY 11231

The Bar at the End of the Night @ David Lewis opens Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 8-10 PM

THE BAR:

Having nothing to do with idle sociability, nor any re-tread of relational aesthetics, the Bar at the End of the Night instead initiates a fantasy of performative excess and improvisation. Virtually nothing-and least of all the identities of the artists-is known in advance. The Bar will open; spirits will mingle; work will appear.

The only two named artists present at the opening are Jack Smith and Francis Picabia. Let the former stand as the figure of theatricality ("only a god can save us" -"yes: but which kind of god?"); the latter as the figure of temporality ("the pure and empty form of death").

The Bar also seeks, implicitly, to challenge the idealist valorization of time over space. It will, however, fail in this endeavor.

 
SCHEDULE:

"Golden Hours" every Thursday and Friday 5-7

Additional weekly performances will be announced

David Lewis
88 Eldridge Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10002

"Women and Pet Riding on a UFO," 1982, Agustin Fernandez

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Ryan McLaughlin, Lacus PM @ Kölnischer Kunstverein opens February 5th, 2015

Ryan McLaughlin
Lacus PM
Opening: Thu, 5 February 2015, 5 pm
Exhibition: 6 February – 22 March 2015


Kölnischer Kunstverein
Hahnenstraße 6
50667 Köln
Germany


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Between Arrival and Departure @ The Vanity East presents Sam Anderson: Grandfather Clock

Reception Jan 30th 7pm-9pm
Jan 30th-March 2nd, 2015
356 South Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open Wed-Sun 11am-6pm

www.ba-d.org
thevanitygallery.tumblr.com

Uncle Xylophone, recently closed at The Vanity will make its way to Dusseldorf to be shown at Between Arrival & Departure sometime soon

STAPLES & Doodles now open at The Vanity Bakersfield, closing event March 7th

The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary @ Lulu opens February 7th, 2015 from 12-6pm

The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary 
February 7 – May 17
Opening: February 7, 12 to 6 pm 

Lulu is proud to present The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary. 

Loaded with double and even triple entendres, the title literally says it all. A Slight Gestuary seeks to function as a kind of reliquary of slight gestures, which is also in and of itself, inevitably slight (mindful of the mathematical impossibility of any kind of exhaustive or encyclopedic presentation of the “slight gesture,” the exhibition can but adumbrate the vast multitudes to which the title alludes). In other words, the theme of the exhibition is: small gestures, big impact. These gestures could be either quite humble, in so far as the physical art work they produce is characterized by a marked material economy, or they could be slight in so far as the gesture, also slight and local, accrues a historical significance which ultimately wields a much larger, and even international impact. Perhaps no historical artist better embodies, or better yet, defines these parameters than the Czech artist, Jiří Kovanda. His actions from the ’70s are a case in point. Enacted for the camera or a very small audience in the streets of Prague, Kovanda carried out a series of works, which ranged from hiding from passersby, to turning around on an escalator and staring at people, to executing a series of choreographed gestures which were indistinguishable from everyday gestures. Since being popularized in the west, these minor works of poetic protest have accumulated a broad international appreciation, while also retrospectively nuancing the oppressive context from which they issue. For all their initial simplicity, they are incredibly complex pieces whose depth and complexity have only deepened, matured, ramifying outward, over time.  

A Slight Gestuary pairs living, established and emerging artists with historical artists and instances. Given the size of Lulu (9 square meters) and the ambition of the exhibition to be comprehensive, rather than exhaustive, it will necessarily take place in three successive installations. Each iteration in the space will be accompanied by the online publication of a historical archive, featuring work which consists of documentation (of the original gesture), as opposed to the work itself.

Thus, contrary to the expansionism that currently dominates almost every aspect of contemporary art, A Slight Gestuary proposes a radical modesty, examining its many implications and celebrating its overall economy.     

Dates: 

Part 1: February 7 – March 8 
Part 2: March 14 – April 14 
Part 3: April 18 – May 17

Exhibition: 

Zarouhie Abdalian, Francis Alÿs, Paola de Anda, Darren Bader, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Robert Barry, Isaac Contreras, Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci, Fernanda Gomes, Simon Gabriel Greenberg, Matt Hinkley, Jiří Kovanda, Jenine Marsh, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Chantal Peñalosa, Tania Pérez Córdova, Goran Petercol, Kirsten Pieroth, Wilfredo Prieto, Ana Roldán, Karin Sander, Ana Santos, Martin Soto Climent, Goran Trbuljak, B. Wurtz, Lin Yilin. 

Archive: 

Billy Apple, Graciela Carnevale, Ulises Carrión, Lygia Clark, Eduardo Costa, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Marcel Duchamp, Koji Enokura, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Greco, Hi Red Center, Tehching Hsieh, Stephen Kaltenbach, Jiří Kovanda, Lee Lozano, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Cildo Meireles, Lotty Rosenfeld, Seth Siegelaub (Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and Lawrence Weiner) Mladen Stilinovic, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, La Monte Young.

Curated by Fabiola Iza and Chris Sharp  

A performance program, curated by Sophie Goltz, will run throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Artists: Mariechen Danz, Christian Falsnaes, Adam Linder, Johannes Paul Raether, Susanne M. Winterling, 
Additionally, a catalog, featuring textual contributions by Sophie Goltz, Fabiola Iza and Chris Sharp, will be published and internationally distributed by Mousse publishing. 

Lulu
Bajio 231, the red door (corner of Manzanillo). 
Colonia Roma
06760 DF
Mexico
Open by appointment only.

Contact: infoluludf@gmail.com 

Ross Bleckner and Volker Eichelmann @ Sargent's Daughters opens Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 6-8pm

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"Body Anxiety" online exhibition


“Body Anxiety”


Curated by Leah Schrager and Jennifer Chan


Online exhibition opening January 24, 2014


Alexandra Marzella, Andrea Crespo, Angela Washko, Ann Hirsch, Aurorae Parker, Endam Nihan, Erika Alexander, Faith Holland, Georges Jacotey, Hannah Black, Kate Durbin, Marie Karlberg, Mary Bond, May Waver, Nancy Leticia, Rachel Rabbit White, Leah Schrager, Rafia Santana, Randon Rosenbohm, Saoirse Wall, Victoria Campbell.


“Body Anxiety” shares the varied perspectives of artists who examine gendered embodiment, performance and self-representation on the internet. Throughout art and film history, the female body and nude has been an ongoing subject in male-authored work. More often than not, the woman’s body is capitalized on in these works while their voice is muted. From the Seventies onwards, female artists employed video and performance to reclaim their bodies from this art historical trajectory. Today, artists use the internet as a platform to create and share their own imagery. While appropriation might be a common practice in contemporary art, using the internet as gender-queer performative space allows artists to question contemporary attitudes towards femininity. In “Body Anxiety” Schrager and Chan have selected a collection of female-empowering artworks to present in one single location in hopes of reshaping pre-existing narrative of gendered appropriation.  

"asea dreaming," 2014, John McAllister

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Believe You Me @ 247365 Manhattan












Believe You Me 

Frank Benson
Dora Budor
Henry Gunderson
Jamian Juliano-Villani
Ryan Trecartin

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Figures Under the Sun," 2014, John Finneran

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Olivier Mosset @ Koenig & Clinton opens Friday, February 6th, 2015

Olivier Mosset
February 6-March 14, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 6-8PM


Nora Berman

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PARAMOUNT RANCH 2


PARAMOUNT RANCH 2 
INVITATION TO VIP  PREVIEW

We hope you can join us January 31st from 10 to 11am  for the VIP preview of Paramount Ranch 2 - the new independent art fair at Paramount Pictures' Old West film set in the Santa Monica Mountains National Park near Malibu:

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Organized by Alex Freedman and Robbie Fitzpatrick (Freedman Fitzpatrick) and Los-Angeles based artists Liz Craft and Pentti Monkkonen (Paradise Garage), the second edition of Paramount Ranch has expanded to include 54 presentations by artist-run projects, non-for-profits, and galleries (from emerging to established) from Berlin, Chicago, Detroit, Frankfurt, Fukushima, Geneva, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Milwaukee, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Vienna, and Zurich.

For more information please contact our Public Relations & VIP Liaison, Taralyn Thomas: contact@paramountranch.la

We look forward to seeing you at Paramount Ranch 2.

Liz Craft, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Alex Freedman, Pentti Monkkonen

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tobias Spichtig, Backdrops for Primitives @ Michael Thibault opens Friday, January 30th, 2015

A: "And then, outside the glass wall of this utopian city which had arisen out of the ruin of the "final" war between the country and the city is a green wilderness in which primitive rebels live off the land, alive to their humanity, and seek to free the ultimately urbanized sister within."

B: "What, really… this is abstract.“

Michael Thibault is pleased to present the first west coast solo exhibition by Swiss artist Tobias Spichtig. For this exhibition, Spichtig will present an installation of sculpture, painting, and sound work, titled "Backdrops for Primitives."

Tobias Spichtig (Born, 1982) is a conceptual artist based in Zurich, CH & Berlin, DE. His work includes a variety of media such as photography, painting, sculpture, and film. Spichtig’s practice often debates the notion of reality and its conception in regard to an ever-changing perceptual awareness of images and their temporal apparition. His work has been shown at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Ursula Blickle Foundation.

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Jason Kraus, Finished Objects @ Algus Greenspon opens Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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"Study for Sleaze Balls," 2015, Sanya Kantarovsky

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Jack Pierson "Paintings" @ Maccarone opens February 10th, 2015

Jack Pierson
Paintings
 
Maccarone
630 Greenwich Street
January 31 — March 14, 2015
Opening Reception February 10


Monday, January 26, 2015

PUBLIC ART FUND TALKS AT THE NEW SCHOOL: MARTIN CREED / FEBRUARY 4TH / 6:30 PM

MARTIN CREED
 
PUBLIC ART FUND
TALK AT THE NEW SCHOOL
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
6:30 PM
 
THE NEW SCHOOL
12TH STREET AUDITORIUM
66 WEST 12TH STREET
 

Jory Rabinovitz, EBB @ Martos Gallery Los Angeles opens Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 6 - 8pm

Martos Gallery Los Angeles
3315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Luc Fuller

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Mark Grotjahn, K&H Liquors

Mark Grotjahn, K&H Liquors
Karma, New York 2015
Edition of 750
64 pages
10.5 x 8.5 inches (26.5 x 21.5 cm)
$30 Purchase

Neil Young: Hold Back The Tears



Betty Woodman, Illusions of Domesticity @ David Kordansky Gallery opens Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 6-8pm

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Excerpt from THE LOSER by Thomas Bernhard

The mind, wherever it makes its claims felt, is finished off and locked up and of course immediately branded as mindless, he said, I thought while looking up at the restaurant ceiling.  But everything we say is nonsense, he said, I thought, no matter what we say it is nonsense and our entire life is a single piece of nonsense.  I understood that early on, I'd barely started to think for myself and I already understood that, we speak only nonsense, everything we say is nonsense, but everything that is said to us is also nonsense, like everything that is said at all, in this world only nonsense has been said until now and, he said, only nonsense has actually and naturally been written, the writings we possess are only nonsense because they can only be nonsense, as history proves, he said, I thought.

Castles Burning @ Room East


Jo Nigoghossian


Sean Raspet

Sean Raspet

Augustus Thompson

Augustus Thompson

Steven Baldi

Carlo Scarpa
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