Friday, 28 November 2008
WITH A NEW ISSUE (#18) AND SOME BACK ISSUES FOR SALE : IT'S TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION !
SALON LIGHT @ POINT EPHEREME (FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY)
28/29/30 NOVEMBER IN PARIS
200 QUAI DE VALMY / 75010 PARIS. ALL INFOS ARE HERE and HERE
Monday, 13 October 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Curated by Adam Carr
6/09/08 – 31/10/08
UOVO Open Office Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
+39 011 56 93 876
Contributions by: Saâdane Afif, Julieta Aranda, Olivier Babin, Marcelline Delbecq, Thomas Demand, Gintaras Didziapetris, Aurélien Froment, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jens Haaning, Dean Hughes, Joachim Koester, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Lester, Benoit Maire, Kris Martin, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Darius Miksys, Jonathan Monk, Rivane Neuenschwander, Paola Pivi, Susan Philipsz, Dan Rees, Mungo Thomson, Kerry Tribe, Yann Sérandour, Anton Vidolke, Danh Vo
Library is an exhibition conceived for UOVO Open Office Berlin, forming part of the second in a series of open offices by the magazine involving the production of issues in locations beyond their Turin based headquarters.
The exhibition takes as its starting point its location—an office open for artists, curators, writers and the general public to participate in the production of the magazine directly—and addresses the conditions under which it takes place—responding to a magazine’s desire to adopt an exhibition paradigm as a magazine issue. Revolving around the idea of a magazine as a possible location for artwork, Library consists of a variety of magazines all of which demonstrate instances in which artists have utilised this format as a space for art making. The resulting presentation, on show in Berlin for the first time, emerges from an invitation to a number of international based artists to participate with magazines in they have conceived specific projects, artworks or other forms of artistic contributions. Featuring magazines produced in a variety of places globally; the display comprises issues primarily from the early 90s to the present day. Ultimately, Library sets out to offer a short history in which the magazine has been used beyond its conventional means and instead as a site for art and exhibition making.
Pivotally, Library will take the form of library as well, by which all of the magazines included will be ordered alphabetically according to the participating artists surnames and with each being able to be viewed individually or collectively in a dedicated reading area. In addition, the exhibition’s inventory will expand in time, with the number of participating artists set to increase over the course of the exhibition. At a later date, Library will take place in other locations elsewhere.
*A bookshop organized by Motto Distribution & The Bookmakers Ed. will accompany the exhibition.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The next UOVO Open Office will take place
between 03/09/08 and 07/09/08 in Berlin. UOVO has
invited french artist Davide Balula to contribute
as guest editor. Davide will collect sounds during the
Open Office and will edit daily podcasts and a sound piece
that will feature on the next UOVO sampler.
UOVO and Davide Balula would like you to join the process
by sending us some sounds : recorded ambiances, phone
conversations, vintage sounds... it can be whatever you like
but you need to own the copyright of the material you send.
send your sounds to : firstname.lastname@example.org
to upload your sounds please use these websites :
audio format : WAV or AIFF
speak soon !
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Participating artists: Mary Aurory, Jacob Golden, Alfred Johansen, and Oscar Neuestern
July 25th - August 23rd 2008
Opening reception: Saturday July 26th 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Proyectos Monclova is delighted to announce the exhibition Out Of Sight, curated by Adam Carr.
Reveling in obscurity, the overlooked and the unknown, Out Of Sight sets out to see if the notion of discovery is still viable or pertinent when presenting exhibitions and in particular artists and their works. Presenting the work of four artists, although as ordinary as this may seem, at the essence of this exhibition, however, are artists not part of the commonplace, alighting instead in the unfamiliar. Each has been chosen for their individual, unorthodox practices, as well as questions they pose—albeit at times unintentionally—on the role of the artist and the conditions under which artwork is commonly produced.
Art and life is often intertwined, but what happens when disappearing becomes a life long project? What happens when artists decide to stop producing work or simply vanish without a trace? Can artists choose to operate at the very fringes on the artworld? What happens if their work forces them to do so? Can working collaboratively eschew notions of individual authorship and notoriety in unique ways? Can newness be new while being old? While the included artists offer answers to these questions and while they can serve as descriptions of their case stories, pivotally, the conditions and ideas surrounding the above are also the subjects and starting points of their work.
Alfred Johansen (b.1924 Denmark) produced very few pieces before later disappearing. He took the spirit of performances, pushing a conceptual approach to making art to new levels, in works of which no one could ever see. Mary Aurory (b.1959 Morocco, lives and works in Antwerp) project is concerned obscure, lesser-known artists while opting to not be noticed at all. Jacob Golden (b.1970 Germany, lives and works in Vienna) has a career in producing art involving acts of theft; every exhibition is a risk for him. A feature of an ARTnews article in 1969, Oscar Neuestern (b.1948 US) only allowed access to his work at the turn of century, his project was the concept of the absolute—his entire career is founded and built on absence.
Currently, where it could be argued that demand exerts a considerable force on the biography of an artist, the production of art as well as its exhibition and reception, Out Of Sight presents artists who offer a different outlook. Their work amplifies the possibility of and for change, marking uncharted territories of art production and avoiding as well a sense of over production or exposure. They remain elusive as if it were a masterpiece—choreographing life itself.
- This exhibition will evolve and tour to other venues in the future.
- Adam Carr is an independent curator and writer based currently in London.
- A catalogue will be produced at the end of the exhibition featuring installation images, an essay
by the curator and texts on the works on display. This can be ordered by contacting the gallery,
emailing: email@example.com or calling: +52 (55) 5563 715.
- For further information, please contact the gallery.
Proyectos Monclova, Goya 6 Col. Mixcoac, Mexico D.F. 03920 Entre Av. Revolucion y Av. Patriotismo // Tel: + 52 (55) 5563 7156 // www.proyectosmonclova.com
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
Thursday, 5 June 2008
BEST QUESTIONS PUBLISHED IN UOVO #18
Is there a question that you have always wanted to ask an artist? Now is your chance to be heard.
UOVO magazine – the independent voice for contemporary art – wants to know, what's your Burning Question?
Take a thoughtful yet provocative pause during Art Basel 39 and pose a question or questions to be answered by a panel of internationally known contemporary artists and, if selected, published in the upcoming issue of UOVO magazine.
The Challenge, a.k.a. 'The Rub'
The four artists have been selected, BUT neither their names nor any other identifying details will be revealed until Sunday, 8 June, 13:00, after the questions have been submitted.
Deadline for submissions:
Sunday, 8 June, 13:00
Email your BURNING QUESTION to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it of at the UOVO Open Office (Rosental-Garage AG / Riehenstrasse 163 – 4058 Basel)
Also including your name, hometown, occupation and contact details.
(Please note, your contact information will not be published. It will only be used by UOVO to contact you if your question is selected for publication)
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
JUSTICE * HANS ULRICH OBRIST * BAXTER DURY * DOMINIQUE GONZALES FORESTER JC DE CASTELBAJAC * BRUCE LA BRUCE * CHROMATICS * XAVIER VEILHAN * MUNK * TERENCE KOH * INVISIBLE CONGA PEOPLE * CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE * JON SAVAGE * JOANA PREISS * WILL SWEENEY * JOAKIM * DISCODEINE * REBECCA BOURNIGAULT * LUCILE CORTY * CORY ARCANGEL * DANIELE BALICE * QUIET VILLAGE * 13GHOSTS * UNCLE O * CAGE & AVIARY
HANS ULRICH OBRIST
INVISIBLE CONGA PEOPLE
UOVO SAMPLER 11
UOVO SAMPLER 12
CAGE & AVIARY
UOVO SAMPLER 13
UOVO SAMPLER 14
JC DE CASTELBAJAC
UOVO SAMPLER 15
UOVO SAMPLER 16
DOMINIQUE GONZALES FORESTER
UOVO SAMPLER 17
BRUCE LA BRUCE
UOVO SAMPLER 18
UOVO SOUND SYSTEM WAREHOUSE BASEL PARTY 06/06
GET READY + HIT BACK FOR INFOS
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Curated by Adam Carr
May 23rd – June 21st, 2008
With works by: Saâdane Afif, Olivier Babin, Stella Capes, Tomas Chaffe, Jason Dodge, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Claire Fontaine, Liam Gillick, Loris Gréaud, Arunas Gudaitis, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Gabriel Kuri, Matthieu Laurette, Juozas Laivys, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Darius Mikšys, Jonathan Monk, Paola Pivi, Dan Rees, Hannah Rickards, Yann Sérandour, Dexter Sinister, Andreas Slominski, Superflex, Ron Terada, Mungo Thomson, Mario Garcia Torres, Tris Vonna-Michell
And other people's projects: ‘Top 100’ by Davide Bertocchi; 'Dot Dot Dot' by Dexter Sinister; 'Lester & Malasauskas' by Raimundas Malasauskas & Gabriel Lester; 'Old News' by Jacob Fabricius; 'Pin-Up Badges' by Pierre Beloüin & Nicolas Simonin
Tulips & Roses, Vilnius is extremely delighted to announce its inaugural exhibition, THE STORE, curated by Adam Carr.
THE STORE takes as its starting point the location of the gallery – Vilnius, a place in which the art market has just begun – and its occasion – the galleries inaugural exhibition – to form a celebration of the art object while aspiring to provide critical reflection on the manner by which it operates in the eyes of the art market.
All of the artists included in THE STORE have been invited to participate with works that will available to the general public. The result is an inventory comprising artwork by over 25 international artists, as well as projects curated by other people, all of which can be purchased at relatively small prices or be taken away for free. THE STORE therefore offers artworks to a mass audience usually conserved in a private gallery context for a selective few, and in doing so aims to offer a new experience not only within private commercial galleries but for exhibition going entirely. Interestingly, by making purchases from the goods on offer – selecting a pair of keys, a poster and not say a slice of a cake and/or a napkin, for example – viewers will in effect be curating their own shows for which can be taken away with them. This shifts the role of the spectator into consumer and active participant, and in response to their activity, the exhibition will be subjected to perpetual change, order and reorder – altering both its form and meaning.
Adam Carr is an independent curator and writer
currently based in London.
For further information concerning the exhibition,
please contact the gallery or see in store.
TULIPS & ROSES
Gaono g. 10
LT - 01131
Friday, 18 April 2008
UOVO 17: Faits Divers.
Middle-aged man shot by a teen boomhead who was blasting noise along with gunfire... Faits Divers is a French journalistic term for 'Human Interest' stories, a way to provide an encounter with the unexpected and extraordinary ruptures in the quotidian. The art world itself often gains coverage in the mainstream press under the rubrique of Fait Divers: a performance practice or an artist’s intervention similarly engages the directness, immediacy and 'realness' that defines the seduction of Fait Divers in popular media. According to Roland Barthes, it is its immanence which defines the Fait-Divers: 'disasters, murders, rapes, accidents, thefts, all this refers to man, to his history, his alienation, his hallucinations, his dreams, his fear.'
Issue 17, with ideas, reactions, chronicles and (Old) News from all over the Art-World, an opinionated guide to artists-run spaces, interviews and projects, features breaking news and current affairs – faits divers for Faiths-Divers.
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HELLO: 220 days
Yoann Gourmel and Elodie Royer with Adam Carr
Tony Conrad with Hans Ulrich Obrist
This One’s Optimistic
Adam McEwen with Raina A. Lampkins-Fielder
Falke Pisano with Lillian Davies
Gareth Moore with Andrew Bonacina
I’m Interested in Using the Image to Erase Itself
Jesse Ash with David Lewis
Yes or No, Yes and No
Tris Vonna-Michell with Adam Carr
A Multiple ‘I’
Omer Fast with Joanna Fiduccia
A Presence You Can’t Avoid
Tania Bruguera with Francesco Stocchi
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Hans Ulrich Obrist with AA Bronson
Short Introduction to Old News
by Jacob Fabricius
Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA) 1970-1984
by Tom Marioni
The Art Chronicles / Les Faits Divers
by Marcel Janco
Scary Scenes (on the Side of Compassion)
Angelo Di Marco with Clovis Goux
Observing the Observatory
by Rony Levy
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An Opinionated Guide to Commercial
and Non-commercial Spaces Run by Artists
Curated by Marcel Janco
A Gentil Carioca — Asia Song Society — Associates
Between Bridges — BizArt — Champion Fine Art
Edicola Notte — Evolution de l’art — Exit — Flaca
Friesenwall 120 — La Panaderia — More Fools in Town
Mother’s Tankstation — Oporto — Orchard — Pierogi
Plan b — Reena Spaulings Fine Art — Sala Diaz — Signal
Spiritual America — The New Chinatown Barbershop
The Shop — The Wrong Gallery
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Lower Music Now
Compiled by Marc-Olivier Wahler
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Curated by Guillaume Sorge
Winter Family: Garden
Beach House: Gila
El perro del mar: Glory to the World
Midnight Karaoke: In Every Dream Home a Heartache
Fairmont: Bikini Atoll
Sebastien Tellier: Sexual Sportswear
Glass Candy: Computer Love
Lykke Li: Window Blues
Black Mountain Queens: Will Play
MGMT: Week-end Wars
The Ruby Suns. There Are Birds
Sam Amidon: Little Johnny Brown
Rafter: Slay Me
Poni Hoax: Faces in the Water
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Coming Soon : UOVO/17: Faits divers
The newest issue of UOVO, freshly relooked for 2008 is about to come out.
UOVO will be presented in various cities in the upcoming weeks.
We are also delighted to introduce our new books released with The
Bookmakers Ed. The first monograph with Kent Henricksen is out, and we have other projects on the way! speak soon !
March 27-30. 2008. UOVO Booth at PULSE.
March 27-30. 2008. UOVO at the Armory show collective booth.
April 3-6. 2008. UOVO at the Berlin Biennale.
+ April 4th. UOVO/D*I*R*T*Y Party @ M12
guestlist -> guillaumesorge at gmail dot com
April 11th. UOVO/D*I*R*T*Y Party+Pilooski.
Standard Café, 3 rue de la Grotte, 1003 Lausanne.
Monday, 10 March 2008
Confirmed bands for the UOVO #17 sampler cd : Fairmont, Sébastien Tellier, MGMT, Winter Family, Beach House, El Perro Del Mar, Midnight Karaoke, Glass Candy, Lykke Li, Black Mountain, The Ruby Suns, Sam Amidon, Rafter, Poni Hoax.
Download a 30 minutes preview podcast here
Free cd sampler available with the UOVO #17 issue, in April in the best bookstores.
Distributd by Export Press.
Saturday, 1 March 2008
02. BEACH HOUSE "Gila"
03. EL PERRO DEL MAR "Glory to the world"
04. MIDNIGHT KARAOKE "In every dream home a heartache"
05. FAIRMONT "Bikini atoll"
06. SEBASTIEN TELLIER "Sexual sportswear"
07. GLASS CANDY "Computer love"
08. LYKKE LI "Window blues"
09. BLACK MOUNTAIN "Queens will play"
10. MGMT "Week-en wars"
11. THE RUBY SUNS "There are birds"
12. SAM AMIDON "Little Johnny brown"
13. RAFTER "Slay me"
14. PONI HOAX "Faces in the water"
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
UOVO is looking for a young, enthusiastic and talented freelance marketing and sponsorship manager, located in New York City, London or Paris. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of the art market: artists, galleries and art fairs; and have
first-hand experience with selling advertising space and sponsored issues.
Applicants should also have a good knowledge of the current press market. Please send your resume (email only) to email@example.com before 15/03/08.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Uovo Magazine #16 // out end of january, including a free CD sampler curated by Guillaume Sorge (dirty) featuring unreleased and exclusive sonic pieces by Akron Family, Davide Balula, Felix Kubin, Joana Preiss, Kevin Blechdom & Christopher Fleeger, Matthieu Laurette, Mickey Moonlight, John Rage, Olivier Babin, Throbbing Gristle, Sébastien Tellier, Effi Briest, Discodeine, Anri Sala, Camille Henrot, Daniel Johnston, Jonathan Caouette, Le Volume Courbe, Jens Hoffmann, Nobukazu Takemura, Tarwater, Villeneuve, Zongamin, Terrence Koh, Corry Arcangel, Brezel Goring, Alan Vega, Joakim, Khan, Lullatone, Sun City Girls, Cyprien Gaillard, The Devastations, Fujya & Myagi, Etienne Jaumet, Henrik Vibskov, Satanicpornocultshop, Hanayo, Danni Lorenzen.
Akron Family Afternoon rain pennsylvania
Joakim One minute to catch up and forget
Mickey Moonlight Music for responsible reprogenetics public service broadcast
Uovo Magazine (available soon on the eshop) : www.uovo.tv /www.uovomagazine.blogspot.com
Distributed by Export Press : www.exportpress.com
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Miami is as hot as it gets... We just opened our show tonight, in the Design District.
Erasing the Edge, a project conceived and curated by Uovo magazine and Micaela Giovannotti, on display until sunday 9th of december. Created on the occasion of Uovo/16, the first 2008 issue, which is focused on the relationship between art and architecture, man and environment.
Erasing the edge
Miami Design District
3825 N Miami Avenue (at 39th street)
Artists invited to Uovo/16 and Erasing the Edge are: Daniel Arsham, Michael Beutler,
Pablo Bronstein, Tom Burr, Lara Favaretto, Cyprien Gaillard, Liam Gillick, Tue Greenfort, Vincent Lamouroux, Hans Op De Beeck, Tobias Putrih, Michael Rakowitz, Michael Sailstorfer, Tatiana Trouvé, Dahn Vo, Andrea Zittel
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
"WITHOUT" 14th DEC. 07 ~ 19th JAN. 08. CURATED BY ADAM CARR.
OLIVIER BABIN, PIERRE BISMUTH, RYAN GANDER, DAN REES, YANN SÉRANDOUR, RON TERADA.
Yvon Lambert, Paris, is pleased to announce the exhibition Without, curated by Adam Carr, that will take place at Sidewalk, a new space situated on the lower and ground floors of the gallery.
This exhibition, without any conventional reason or theme that commonly brings works together, reactively sets out to devise a partial dialogue with the exhibition occupying the main space of the gallery, which will open and close concurrently. It takes as its starting point the artist Jonathan Monk, yet this show, among other aspects, will be about the artist but will be without the artist.
The beginnings of Monk’s work – and its primary point of investigation – stems, in essence, from other artist’s ends. Without presents artworks by six international artists made between 2000 and 2007 – but not produced specifically for this exhibition – which continue this process of production, yet more significantly for the exhibition, have used Monk’s work, or himself – via the lens of each artist’s practice – in various ways, and in different circumstances directly.
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
UPCOMING: UOVO/15 FEATURING ROBERT WYATT, THURSTON MOORE, MANDLA REUTER, CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, JONATHAN MONK, HOU HANRU, CLAIRE FONTAINE, SUPERMAYER, PARA ONE, CELINE SCIAMMA, SYD MATTERS, BERTRAND BURGALAT, NICO MULHY, VALGEIR SIGURDSSON, NICOLAS KLOTZ... AND A FREE SAMPLER CD.
UPCOMING : UOVO/16 // THE SOUND POSTCARDS ISSUE FEATURING EXCLUSIVE SONIC PIECES BY ANRI SALA, JONATHAN CAOUETTE, OLIVIER BABIN, ALAN VEGA, JOAKIM, THROBBING GRISTLE,TERRENCE KOH, JOANNA PREISS, MILTOS MANETAS, SEBASTIEN TELLIER, CORY ARCANGEL, MIDNIGHT MIKE, LE VOLUME COURBE, CAMILLE HENROT, THE DEVASTATIONS, CYPRIEN GAILLARD, VALERIE MREJEN, AKRON FAMILY, EFFI BRIEST AND MANY MORE....
Sunday, 30 September 2007
September 20 – November 18, 2007
How do we define our role in the world? This is the question asked by Danish artist Tue Greenfort, who sees humanity as a marginal part of a far greater whole and who identifies a close link between the question of progress—be it technical, cultural or interpersonal—and our ability to rethink our position in the world. Greenfort’s works reflect his interest in issues of ecology and economics: thinking in global terms, he examines our approach to environmental protection and biodiversity, to resources and sustainable development in view of dwindling supplies of certain materials, relating these themes to the system of art.
Tue Greenfort’s projects are characterized by interdisciplinary openness and a “scientific” approach based on extensive research. MEDUSA, the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Austria, focuses on the complex links between monoculturalization and its consequences, such as the loss of diversity and habitats, both in nature and in urban public space. The show occupies spaces throughout the Secession building, including some not usually used for exhibitions.
By setting up a caviar bar in the former café of the Secession, Greenfort focuses attention on the links between the caviar trade—an extremely lucrative business, with a kilogram of beluga caviar costing up to 7000 euro—and the threat of extinction to the beluga sturgeon (Huso huso), one of the Earth’s oldest species. In spite of a UN convention protecting it, poaching seems to be beyond any form of control. Greenfort relates this development to a notion of luxury and wealth, and to cultural production, the idea of art as a luxury and market value as opposed to autonomous artistic work. In cooperation with WWF Austria and the Austrian Finance Ministry, the artist was able to obtain caviar confiscated by the customs authorities, which he presents as a readymade. This precious commodity is displayed embedded in a narrative of the history of preindustrial sturgeon fishing using historical photographs.
In another project developed specially for the Secession in cooperation with Vienna Butterfly House, Greenfort focuses on the threat posed to biodiversity by structural changes to habitats in the spread and intensification of monocultures. In each of a series of brief interventions by performer Mia Parmas, visitors to the exhibition will be shown a living specimen of an exotic species of butterfly that is threatened with extinction and which is therefore being bred at the Butterfly House. The exclusivity of the exotic species is contrasted—also in terms of its unspectacular appearance—with the common European cabbage white that is able to adapt perfectly to monocultures and thus to today’s living conditions. This species is presented in the form of a specimen prepared by the artist in the style of traditional natural history collections. Thus the usual scale of values is inverted, using this moment of fleetingness to call into question both artistic forms of representation and the values of collectors.
Monday, 30 July 2007
GUEST EDITED BY LATITUDES
Issue # 14 presents interviews, essays, projects and two CDs around
art practices that resist the spectacularisation or romanticisation of ecological issues or the natural world. Instead their practices explore the operational function and processes of ecosystems themselves, a capacity to comprehend connections and transgress disciplines and boundaries while addressing the uniformly conflicted future of the planet. In a world where one of the US government's recent senior environmental appointees (Allan Fitzsimmons) has been supporting his view for nearly a decade that ecosystems do not exist, such artistic provocations – with a keen understanding of the new post-environmental world – can only be valuable for our collective sanity.
The issue was launched in Art Basel's Art Lobby on the 17 June –
see a slideshow in the Gallery.
I. PEOPLE (interviews linked to the colour of the issue)
HELLO Adam Carr interviews Latitudes
Mark von Schlegell by Jacob Fabricius
Sergio Vega by Mariana Cánepa Luna;
Ibon Aranberri by Peio Aguirre;
Lara Almárcegui by Florence Grivel;
Tea Mäkipää by Latitudes;
Binna Choi by Nav Haq;
Haegue Yang by Doryun Chong;
Tue Greenfort by Francesca Pagliuca;
Christoph Keller by Max Andrews;
Michael Rakowitz by Peter Eleey;
II. TXT (deeper critiques, novels, essays...)
Chus Martínez on Arturas Raila
Ben Cobb on the 1973 film 'Soylent Green'
III. VIEW (visual essay by young artists)
Federico Martelli, Zwelethu Mthethwa,
Ravi Agarwal and Noguchi Rika
IV. SOUNDSCAPES (CD + materials from collaborators)
CD compiled by David Toop
CD compiled by Guillaume Sorge
To read further about UOVO/14, check Latitudes' website!
Or read here to see where to find it.
Friday, 20 July 2007
JOHANN KÖNIG – BERLIN
Stella Capes | Tomas Chaffe | Gintaras Didžiapetris |
Blue Firth | Alfred Johansen | Benoît Maire |
Dan Rees / Catherine Griffiths | Mandla Reuter |
Hannah Rickards | Yann Sérandour | Tris Vonna-Michell
Curated by Adam Carr
The Moment You Realise You Are Lost is an exhibition that presents the work of 12 international artists of whom are all unknown to a larger audience, particularly in Germany. One of the central aims of this exhibition resides in a desire to resuscitate and rejuvenate a vital objective behind the purpose of exhibition-making: to form a situation which above all fosters the opportunity for discovery. The work of the included artists, however, functions in contrast to ideas of location and detection by rather sharing an inherent desire to conceal these aspects through various means.
Despite being currently situated at an early stage in the development of their artistic positions, or relatively unexposed to a broad range of audiences, the participating artists share in common a rich, erudite and often densely complex articulation of their ideas. Characterised by an aspiration to position the viewer ambivalently yet never to alientate, the included artists focus on a particular performativity with which they seek to foreground the poetic, the fleeting and the unknown, and to be affirmatively suggestive rather than explicit. Their constellations of work embrace a fusion of fact and fiction, truth and false, and thus push for disorientation and an amplification of doubt. Opting to diverge from being entirely solved, found and uncovered instantaneously, these artists choose instead for their works to operate more covertly.
The Moment You Realise You Are Lost brings together artworks that will introduce a speculative inquiry yet offer very few entirely conclusive answers. Some of the included works are marked by traces of performances which have previously taken place, whilst others take on this strategy though wholly belie the precise course of actions that brought them into being; they appoint to disguise themselves within other works on display or recover ideas lost by others. Some works reveal interlaced histories or offer information unknown; they might partly operate outside of the exhibition space, even taking place beyond the scheduled dates of the exhibition. In addition, the installation,
set-up, as well as the dissemination of the exhibition, will be premised
on and interfered with by a number of the included works unexpectedly.
In exploration of this exhibition, it seems like these artists like to entice the viewer for a walk in the dark, in some cases, quite literally.
Adam Carr is an independent curator
and writer currently based in London.
For further information concerning
the exhibition, please contact the gallery.
JOHANN KÖNIG, BERLIN
Dessauer Str. 6-7 – 10963 BERLIN
tel. +49 30 26 10 30 80 – fax +49 30 26 10 30 8 11
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Friday, 1 June 2007
Here are some photos of the "insane" party we made to present
G-e-n-o-v-e-s-i's straight-jacket shirt, with doctors, nurses, pills,
vodka drips, drinks and guests (on a crazy evening, of course).
It was called Session 13...
Saturday, 28 April 2007
Monday, 26 March 2007
The sampler of the issue #13 of UOVO magazine is finished. Expect mental music by Panda Bear, Glissandro 70, The Earlies, Jason Edwards, Akron/family, My My, Spektrum, Photonz, Metronomy, Francesco Tristano, Tomboy, Uzi & Ari, I:Cube... Download an exclusive 30 minutes podcast here. Hurry up, it won't last long.
Thursday, 1 March 2007
NOGUERASBLANCHARD – BARCELONA
above: Wilfredo Prieto, Grease, Soap and Banana, 2006
Private collection, Brussels
Mariana Castillo Deball (MX/DE), Gardar Eide Einarsson (NO/US), Rainer Ganahl (AT/US), Carsten Höller (BE/SE), Christopher Knowles (US), Josephine Meckseper (DE/US), Roman Ondák (SK/DE), Wilfredo Prieto (CU) and Natascha Sadr Haghighian (DE)
Curated by Latitudes
(Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna)
Extraordinary Rendition brings together the work of nine international artists in response to notions of risk, frictionlessness and the abstraction of potentialities. It includes work in video, sculpture, audio, painting and drawing.
Following a pre-modern discourse of danger, the emergence of risk – alongside the invention of insurance – proposed a world governed by immaterial markets that were no longer regulated by order, but by fundamental uncertainty, threat and insecurity. For its contextual backdrop, the exhibition attempts to think of the present as a cultural mythology through manifestations and elaborations of this principle. One could cite the orchestration of illusory energy and finance markets, the manipulation of governance and property, or the clandestine rendition of terror suspects. (Correspondingly, the Enron scandal, corruption uncovered by operation Malaya in Marbella, or CIA stop-offs in Palma de Mallorca, for example.) Furthermore, there are the unpredictable mega-weather events or reckless insurgencies that are also symptomatic of an ever more stochastic and violent reality which similarly escapes an ordinary logic of probabilities or worth. Social sensitivity to issues of security are rapidly changing our society. Alongside this global picture, our everyday lives – especially with respect to children – are increasingly subject to a suffocating psychology of risk aversion.
Attempts to render risk – notoriously, the US Department of Homeland Security's colour-coded threat advisory system – are necessarily unspecific and speculative to an extraordinary degree. In an attempt to explore this territory, the exhibition conceives of a platform that is both purely fictional and yet perfectly real, that is completely banal while exceptional, and is potentially valuable yet utterly worthless. Extraordinary Rendition explores multivalent artistic modes – from the journalistic to the comical, the literal to the allusive – within a set-up (the commercial art trade) that is, after all, itself a paradigmatic immaterial/dematerialised market.
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Thursday, 15 February 2007
SOME TIME WAITING CURATED BY ADAM CARR
KADIST ART FOUNDATION – PARIS
February 16th – April 1st, 2007
Olivier Babin, Robert Barry, Johanna Billing, Pierre Bismuth, Marcelline Delbecq, Jason Dodge, Ryan Gander, Isabell Heimerdinger, Jiri Kovanda, David Lamelas, Kris Martin, Jonathan Monk, Dominique Petitgand, Dan Rees, Mungo Thomson, Mario Garcia Torres, Elin Wikström, Jordan Wolfson.
Some Time Waiting is a unique exhibition that brings together the work of over 15 international artists. Uniting both thematic and conceptual approaches to exhibition-making, the exhibition focuses on works that explore notions of waiting, delay and anticipation. In addition, the central ideas addressed by the included works serve as the premise for the actual setup and installation of the exhibition itself. During the exhibition run, Some Time Waiting will encompass different arrangements of artists and their work by way of a changing display. This follows from the provisional and temporal nature of a number of the included artworks, or a distinct change in the treatment of the exhibition: from a preceding solo presentation of the work of Mungo Thomson (January 25th – February 11th 2007) to the setting and environment of a group exhibition, structured in response to the work and as a means to overcome the spatial limitation of the exhibition space. In doing so, the exhibition aims to investigate the idea of a group exhibition as a programme that aspires to transcend the notion of art presentation as a static and unalterable configuration. A number of the works included in the exhibition turn to the subject of waiting as a utopian gesture, in particular, being reflective of an optimistic outlook for the future. Other pieces induce feelings of ambivalence, uncertainty or despair; or remind us that waiting can be much more than just an innocent game of patience, but rather an indicative outcome of a political reality suppressing and hindering our daily progress. Fundamentally, what defines and characterises the artworks is a particular performativity and latent inaction, which sets to animate the exhibition space and thus position viewers as ‘active’ spectators rather than passive or ancillary subjects.
Adam Carr is an independent curator and writer based in Paris and London.
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Monday, 12 February 2007
UOVO #13 (COLOUR SPECTRUM) MARCH 2007
Mind and Brain
UOVO 13 will display interviews, essays, projects and works about and around the theme of the brain, amid Art and Science. For a human brain contains synapses and memories, grey matter and dreams, concepts and obsessions, numbers, instincts... A range of capabilities to be spread or measured up, a whole rainbow of activities: implications and suggestions are converging from different disciplines, from neurology to sociology, from installation to photography. Impressions illusions and knowledge of the world outside compared to our impressions, illusions and knowledge of our inner world are themes held together like in an exhibition. The brain is wider than the sky (Emily Dickinson).
Artists: Douglas Gordon by Michele Robecchi, Olaf Nicolai by Francesco Stocchi, Ryan McGinley by Ana Finel Honigman, Jesper Just by Lorenzo Bruni, Manfredi Beninati by Norma Mangione, Emily Wardill by Silvia Sgualdini, Geoffrey Farmer by Andrew Bonacina. Sampler: The Earlies, Spektrum, i:Cube, Akron/family, Metronomy, Francesco Tristano...
The magazine will be presented in early April.
UOVO #14 (GREEN) JUNE 2007: Ecology, Luxury and Degradation – guest edited by Latitudes
UOVO 14 '(GREEN) Ecology, Luxury and Degradation' will present interviews, essays and projects around art practices that resist the spectacularisation or romanticisation of ecological issues or the natural world. Instead their practices explore the operational function and processes of ecosystems themselves, a capacity to comprehend connections and transgress disciplines and boundaries while addressing the uniformly conflicted future of the planet. In a world where one of the US government's recent senior environmental appointees (Allan Fitzsimmons) has been supporting his view for nearly a decade that ecosystems do not exist, such artistic provocations – with a keen understanding of the new post-environmental world – can only be valuable for our collective sanity.
The magazine will be presented in early June coinciding with the openings of the 52nd Venice Biennial, Art Basel, Documenta 12 and Skuptur Projekte Münster, the 2 week 'art marathon'...
Two pages feature on UOVO gold in the march issue of Magazine (France).
"Le titre est comme une promesse (oeuf en italien) et la couverture est presque un manifeste composé d'extraits de textes qui se trouvent à l'intérieur. Uovo ne ressemble pas à une revue d'art : 450 pages, un format trapu et un papier mat et pourtant... Le magazine est une mine de propositions et de regards sur l'art et l comissariat, qui fait appel à des acteurs pas forcément en vue dans le modne de l'art. Résultat : on découvre, on confirme parfois, on répète rarement. Kendell Geers, Carlos Amorales ou Maï-thu Perret côtoient des comissaires dont le nom est moins familier. Chaque édition à une couleur (black, pink, gold) qui devient le thème du numéro. Dans cette dernière livraison on parlera donc de l'or, de sa couleur, de sa valeur... Uovo est aussi protéiforme : un magazine, une compilation, des fêtes de lancement. C'est le résultat d'une énergie à plusieurs (...) Uovo est un petit miracle (450 pages, 10 euros) presque sans soutien publicitaire, que seul l'énergie rend possible. Longue vie."
TENTATIONS.07 détecte et décrypte les mutations et les styles de demain. Ariel Wizman vous raconte ce qui dicte notre goût, comment les modes changent, comment elles se fabriquent et ce qui détermine leur succès ou leur échec...
See Tentations .07 / Canal + website
by Gustavo Marrone – B-guided #30
Over the last few years we've been witnessing the growing popularity of digital media, which give almost instant access to world events. However, there are certain projects in publishing which don't seek this kind of immediacy. The magazines presented here have a different viewpoint; they deal with contemporary attitudes and visual production using varying formats, often using essay-type strategies in both visual and text formats, and try to awaken the curiosity and complicity of the reader...