Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson – Earth, Water, Air, Fire
16 April – 16 May, 2021
Grantee of the Icelandic Art Center, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson presents a two part exhibition. Starting with the dark intimate part, Styrmir’s voice is heard as he reads the titles of his series “Graphic Novel Virus”. Styrmir’s drawings from the journal-like series document the German and Icelandic news as COVID-19 spreads in March 2020. Originally they were posted daily on social media to help us make sense of the new COVID world. In the second part of the exhibition new large scale drawings represent the four elements. In the center of the room and echoing from the speakers are recordings from his “Organ Orchestra”. Inspired by flutes, the orchestra consists of organs such as the lungs, stomach, liver, brain, made out of clay.
Kottbusser Str. 10
Hulda Rós Guðnadottír: WERK – Labor Move
5 February – 9 May, 2021
The installation WERK – Labor Move is a three channel installation in the museum’s former warehouse Hafnarhús. The installation is based in her long collaboration with dockworkers resulting in performances and who appeared in her film Frozen documenting dockworkers unloading frozen fish. In her new filmic installation the workers are isolated from their context and the sounds of their movements come to the forefront. In the work Labor Love exhibited at the lobby of the museum, museum workers are the subject of her film. WERK – Labor Move is curated by Birta Guðjónsdóttir.
There will be an international symposium on April 16.
Reykjavík Art Museum
Subliminal Scarcity by Borghildur Indriðadottír
2 June, 2019, 7.30 – 9.30pm
“In the specific order of things this choreographic currency was never intended to play out like this, but lets say it does and it does. So, falling off the grid and participating after centuries apart we welcome “Echobeing 20901″. In Wasteland we continue to reflect on the challenges we are facing in a new breath of field. So prepare to be utilised – prepare to be revitalised.” Borghildur Indriðadottír
“Subliminal Scarcity” is in collaboration with Motif and Soydivision.
Echobeings by Borghildur Indriðadottír
5 May, 2019 Borghildur Indriðadottír’s “Echobeings” performative Part 2/3 takes place as a part of Empathy Supper at Motif. “The voice from my recent past will join us in this ritualistic unravelment of threads. The Icelandic highlands can quickly transform and so will this bird.” Borghildur Indriðadottír has been invited by Soy Division.
Borghildur Indriðadottír at Motif
7 April, 2019 Borghildur Indriðadottír performs Part 3, Objectionable Content at Motif Wein. The performance is an interpretation of social media community guidelines depicting our contemporary condition of surveillance. We are all being monitored and our data is being collected. The performance is a part of Empathy Supper hosted by Soy Division, an innovative Indonesian pop-up supper. Limited seating, please RSVP at email@example.com.
Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes Chute at nbk
2 March – 28 April, 2019 “There Is Fiction in the Space Between” is curated by Eva-Maria Gillich, Misal Adnan Yıldız presenting the visual arts recipients of the Berlin Senate work stipends. Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute have created a hut to enter and view nostalgic camp images documenting the summer of 2018 Camp Solong on Orr’s Island in Maine. In each gather since 2016 “six people are invited to spend time outdoors in a wooden construction together with the artists and to devote themselves as a group to the theme of saying goodbye.”
n.b.k. book series Berlin, a bilingual publication (DE/EN) is published by Walther König, Cologne, including an introduction by Klaus Lederer and Marius Babias as well as texts by Eva-Maria Gillich, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Michaela Richter and Misal Adnan Yıldız.
William Engelen, Fehras Publishing Practices, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Eva Grubinger, Hanne Lippard, Antonia Low, Emeka Ogboh, Peles Empire, Sophie Reinhold
Emilija Škarnulytė at PinchukArtCenter
9 February – 7 April, 2019 Emilija Škarnulytė participates in the Future Generation Prize exhibition with her newly produced film “t 1/2”. The film continues with the topic of post-human mythology and fictional visual meditation about contemporary science from her unique archeological perspective from the future.
Alia Farid, Monira Al Qadiri, Yu Araki, Korakrit Arunanondchai , Kasper Bosmans, Madison Bycroft, Gabrielle Goliath, Rodrigo Hernández, Laura Huertas Millán, Marguerite Humeau, Eli Lundgaard, Taus Makhacheva, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Sondra Perry, Gala Porras-Kim, Jakob Steensen, Daniel Turner, Anna Zvyagintseva and artist collectives Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Cooking Sections.
PinchukArtCenter, вул. Велика Васильківська, Baseina St, 1, 3-2, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01004
9 May – 1 August, 2019 // 58th Venice Biennale Palazzo Ca’ Tron, San Croce 1957, 30135, Venice
Emilija Škarnulytė – Bold Tendencies
18 May – 22 September, 2018
Emilija Škarnulytė is one of ten artists commissioned by Bold Tendencies. Her dome installation “Mirror Matter” to be entered will be on view on the rooftop of the Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park. Škarnulytė translates sounds from the edge of supermassive black hole together with the European Space Agency and with the composer Tristan Shorr.
The focus for this year’s art commissions is Ecology and the commissioned artists are: Johann Arens, Sian Lyn Hutchings, Irina Kirchuk, Lawrence Lek, Arjuna Neuman, João Vasco Paiva, Sterling Ruby, Jenna Sutela, and Richard Wentworth.
Bold Tendencies and Frank’s Cafe
7th – 10th Floors Multi-Storey Car Park
95a Rye Lane
London SE15 4TG
Emilija Škarnulytė – DOME at Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
17 May – 1 July, 2018
Emilija Škarnulytė, projects “Mirror Matter” at the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium Berlin on the occasion of the exhibition “DOME Unser Verhältnis zum Kosmos” (DOME Our Relationship to the Cosmos). The 360 degree projection is an immersive audio-visual experience. Film footage includes 3D remote scanning at CERN and the digitalisation of the Neutrino Observatory in Japan. Škarnulytė translates sounds from the edge of supermassive black hole with the European Space Agency and with the composer Tristan Shorr.
Other artists and film makers include: Brad Abrahams, Lőrinc Borsos, Agnes Denes, Max Ernst/Peter Schamoni, Mark Fridvalszki, Romeo Grünfelder, Martin Maeller, Timo Nasseri, Dana Ranga, Al Reinert, Bernhard Sallmann, Wilhelm Sasnal, Frank J. Schäpel, David Sington, Michael Snow, August Strindberg, Andreij Ujica, Andrew S. Yang
For the screening schedule please visit Stiftung Plantarium Berlin.
Prenzlauer Allee 80
Dafna Maimon Family Business: Power Failure
20 April, 2018
Family Business is the fourth in a series of exhibitions and performances inspired by Finland’s first kebab and falafel restaurant Orient Express opened in 1985 by Dafna Maimon’s father. The autobiographical project was set in motion initially as a film entitled Orient Express in 2014.
The exhibition “Family Business: Power Failure” is co-produced by Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Lilith Performance Studio, Galerie Wedding, SIC Space and is generously supported by Latvia’s centennial programme.
Sporta iela 2 k-1
Emilija Škarnulyte at Ballroom Marfa
13 April, 2018
Emilija Škarnulyte participates in Hyperobjects organised by Timothy Morton and Laura Copelin. Taken from the title of Morton’s 2013 book, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World, Morton proposes a new way of how to see the universe. “Morton asks: Where are we? Marfa, Texas, the USA, Earth…? When are we? This week? This year? Our lifetime? The time of capitalism? The time of humans on Earth? And, what’s more, who are we? Humans? What on Earth is humankind? Can we say we in a way that isn’t misogynistic or racist—or speciesist? How do we speak our agency in the biosphere?”
Other presentations include Center for Land Use Interpretation, Megan May Daalder, Tara Donovan, Nance Klehm, Postcommodity, Sissel Marie Tonn, as well as loans from David Brooks, the Center for Big Bend Studies, Rafa Esparza, Raviv Ganchrow, Paul Johnson, Candice Lin, the Long Now Foundation, Iván Navarro, the A. Michael Powell Herbarium, the Rio Grande Research Center, Oscar Santillán, and the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory.
108 E San Antonio St
Emilija Škarnulyte at Blaffer Art Museum
17 February – 24 March / 1 June – 11 August, 2018
Emilia Škarnulytė presents “No Place Rising” (2017) in The Future is Certain – a part of a series marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Last year the exhibition organized by the Lithuanian independent curator Monika Lipšic took place at Calvert 22 Foundation, London. Other artists and collectives include he artists and collectives Tacita Dean, Felix Kalmenson, Maria Loboda, Jonas Mekas (with Johnston Sheard and Justė Kostikovaitė), Deimantas Narkevičius, Robertas Narkus, Emily Newman, Goda Palekaitė and Monika Lipšic, Jura Shust, Slavs and Tatars, and Juan Pablo Villegas.
Blaffer Art Museum
University of Houston
4173 Elgin Street
Emilija Škarnulyte at Kadist, SF
7 February – 21 April, 2018
Emilija Škarnulyte exhibits “Aldona” (2015) in the group show If These Stones Could Sing at Kadist, San Francisco. “Aldona” is a Lithuanian film with English subtitles depicting the portrait of Aldona or the ‘elder’ who lost her sight due to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Other participating artists include Milena Bonilla, Public Movement, Arin Rungjang, Shitamichi Motoyuki and Sriwhana Spong.
3295 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson at the “Kunsthalle for Music”
26 January – 3 March, 2018
From 8th to the 11th of February Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson present “Cut-up Indeterminate Anthem & Artists Precarity Loop Song Workshop” (2018) commissioned by the Kunsthalle for Music. The Kunsthalle for Music
is conceived and directed by Ari Benjamin Meyers. “Music is not necessarily what you think it is. Can we imagine a space for music that exists outside of any media and beyond the stage? A space for un-recordable music, music of undefined duration, existing even when no audience is present? A dissolution of performer and audience, of rehearsal and performance? How can we imagine contemporary music, composition, and music performance as contemporary art today?” –from Ari Benjamin Meyers’ manifesto
for the Kunsthalle for Music.
Kunsthalle for Music
Witte de With 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
Dafna Maimon Family Business
3 February – 4 March, 2018
Family Business is the third in a series of exhibitions and performances inspired by Finland’s first kebab and falafel restaurant Orient Express opened in 1985. The restaurant was located in the Forum shopping mall in Helsinki city centre. Now Orient Express finally returns to Finland, 33 years after its initial opening, as the exhibition Family Business.
The autobiographical project was set in motion initially as a film entitled Orient Express in 2014. Maimon reworked a high-budget video ad from 1986 produced by her father. In 2017 Orient Express Yourself as the performance took place at Lilith Performance Studio in a reconstructed restaurant. Falafels were bought in exchange for answers relating to memories of family and gender roles as well as the effects of destructive patriarchal structures. In Berlin at Galerie Wedding the installation and film Orient Express existed as ghostly memory of the long-gone restaurant. Falafels were sold to the audience on the opening and the word-payment was recorded into an old tape recorder. For the finissage Maimon scripted After Hours an absurd movement score based on restaurant chores a worker performs when closing up for the night.
The exhibition is co-produced by Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Lilith Performance Studio, Galerie Wedding, SIC Space and is generously supported by Latvia’s centennial programme. The next stop for the restaurant to branch out is Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in April 2018.
At the opening event a the new mutation of the restaurant will serve falafel cooked and sold by the artist’s actual family members – her siblings.
Tyynenmerenkatu 6 C, 3rd floor
Egill Sæbjörnsson – KÄRAHÄR
KÄRAHÄR meaning ‘Nice Here’ – a combination of Afghanistan and Western languages is a project in Kristinehamn to bring people of different backgrounds together. Currently Egill Sæbjörnsson is launching a new location for the project. The new location will host creative production and dialogue. Refugees and locals contribute to the ongoing workshop through textile and ceramic production. KÄRAHÄR is is part of Creative Places funded by The Swedish Arts Counsel for projects across Sweden that carry out cultural activities based on the needs of local residents and in collaboration with local stakeholders.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Enwalls väg 13
Kristinehamn 681 37
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson performs at De Appel
13 December, 2017, 5pm
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson performs on the occasion of the launch of the In-Out Center Archives website.
In-Out Center archives releases all of the assembled facts and details about the 44 events and exhibitions held in In-Out Center from 24 november 1972 until the end of 1974. In-Out Center was the first artist-run space in Amsterdam, located at Reguliersgracht 103, and legendary because of its ground-breaking, uncompromising artistic programme.
Members of the centre included: Michel Cardena, Raúl Marroquin, Ulises Carrión, Hreinn Fri∂finnsson, Kristján Gudmundsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Hetty Huisman, gerrit jan de rook and Pieter Laurens Mol. Each of these members consecutively invited a guest, or group of guests, facilitating inspiring international exchanges wholly unique for its time.”
Curators of the website are Tineke Reijnders and Corinne Groot.
The program includes an interview with Sigurdur Gudmundsson.
Emilija Škarnulytė wins the DNB Savings Bank art grant 2017
Emilija Škarnulytė is the winner of the DNB Savings Bank art grant 2017. The grant was awarded during the opening of stipendutstillingen at Oslo Kunstforening on 16.11.2017. This year’s stipend nominees include Louise Aas, Bjørn Mortensen, Emilia Škarnulytė, Ingrid Eggen and Roderick Hietbrink.
Former recipients include: Ellisif Neck and Susanne Skeide (2008), Ignas Krunglevicius (2009), Ann Cathrin November Høibo (2010), Kaia Huginn (2011), Marie Buskov (2012), Sandra Mujinga (2013), Ingrid Lønningdal (2014), Andrea Bakketun and Christian Tony Norum (2015), Tor Børresen (2016).
Jury leader is Sabrina van der Ley, the deputy director of The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Oslo. Other members include Jan Christensen, artist; Marianne Hultman, artistic manager at Oslo Kunstforening; Steffen Håndlykken, artist and CEO at 1857, critic and writer.
16 November – 17 December 2017
Rådhusgaten 19, 0158
Dafna Maimon Orient Express
16 November, 2017 – 13 January, 2018
Dafna Maimon’s solo exhibition Orient Express opens at Galerie Wedding. The exhibition features Dafna’s film Orient Express (2014) based on a television commercial made by her father for his kebab restaurant, one of the first falafel and kebab restaurants in Finland in 1985. On a socio-historical level the film presents Finland’s migration tension and relationship to the Soviet Union in the 80s. Dafna restages her father’s restaurant within Galerie Wedding including newspaper articles about the original restaurant. The exhibition builds upon the event celebrating Lilith Performance Studio’s 10 year anniversary in Malmö from 22-24th of September. During the opening Falafel Interval performs and visitors can pay with words to taste.
Financial support provided by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, der Spartenübergreifeden Förderung, des Ausstellungsfonds für Kommunale Galerien und des Berliner Projektfonds für Kulturelle Bildung
Exhibition tour with the artist Dafna Maimon and the curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen on 14 December, 2017 at 5pm
Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Tanaz Modabber Book Launch
11 November, 2017
Tanaz Modabber’s artist book “Other Scales of Prosody” with an essay a Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch is published by BOM DIA books. BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE books participates in the book fair Offprint Paris from 9 – 11 November. The book launch takes place at Ofr books from 6 – 8 pm.
OFR. Librairie, galerie
20, rue Dupetit-Thouars
Alexandra Hopf The Folds of the Revolution
21 October – 9 December, 2017
For the exhibition at ZERO FOLD Alexandra Hopf has developed a group of works daring from her 2015 presentation “Maison Tatlin” at Galerie Scharmann & Laskowski from the ceiling of the gallery, a series of coats made of coarse canvas and cut from a pattern by Vladimir Tatlin in 1922.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Hopf has developed this series of garments as an edition of wearable coats made of linen with a high quality lining and fitted with cow horn buttons in sizes from XS to L.
DIE FALTEN DER REVOLUTION
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD COAT
1917 – 2017
Emilija Škarnulytė at Künstlerhaus Bethanien
5 – 29 October, 2017
Mirror Matter (2017) visits our present from the future – it is set 10,000 years from now. Škarnulytė invites the viewer on a ‘truth seeking’ journey where humans are extinct and nature has taken over. The film to date is an anthology divided into the beginning of an index of stories. She creates a post human mythology sharing her view of how scientific machines once probed and measured our universe. She allows for us to become the all-seeing and all-knowing alien eye. The secrets of anti-matter and the void become our fascination.
Kottbusser Strasse 10
Artist Talk on October 10th with Timothy Morton (in person) at 6pm
Dafna Maimon Hamburger Bahnhof
29 September 2017 – 14 January, 2018
Dafna Maimon & Sol Calero together with Conglomerate TV have produced the telenovela “Desde el Jardin” featuring Caique Tizzi. The film is a part of the incredible “Amazonas Shopping Center” by Sol Calero. The installation is a part of group exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof on the occasion of Sol Calero’s nomination of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017.
Tanaz Modabber in OFF THE MARBLE CLIFFS! | RUNTER VON DEN MARMORKLIPPEN!
14 – 23 September, 2017
Tanaz Modabber participates in the group show OFF THE MARBLE CLIFFS! | RUNTER VON DEN MARMORKLIPPEN! together with Aino Laberenz, Alicja Kwade, Anselm Reyle, Colette Lumiere, Daniel Grüttner, Eva & Adele, Gregor Hildebrandt, Hiroshi McDonald Mori, Julieta Aranda, Julia Belyaeva, Karl Karner, Lothar Hempel, Martin Eder, Mateusz Choróbski, Mihail Pirgelis, Uwe Heineken, Saadane Afif, Severin Spengler, Stefan Rink, Thomas Scheibitz, Tobias Dostal, Przemek Pyszczek
Tanaz Modabber in Odyssey
20 – 30 July, 2017
Tanaz Modabber participates in the group exhibition “Odyssey” which takes place in the water on Möhnesee. All of the works are produced for the water and can only be visited on the water by swimming or by boat. Other artists include Oystein Aasan, Aram Bartholl, Kerstin Brätsch, Julian Breuer, Marco Bruzzone, Nine Budde, Burghard, Eric Ellingsen, Andreas Greiner, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Theresa Kampmeier, Daewha Kang, Fabian Knecht, Daniel Knorr, Swantje La Moutte, Ulrike Mohr, Reto Pulfer, Anton Quiring, Yorgos Sapountzis, Mirjam Thomann, Alvaro Urbano, Raul Walch, Tilman Wendland and Ella Ziegler.
The second part of the exhibition takes place at the Kunstverein Arnsberg from the 28th of July – 10th of September.
Opening at Möhnesee: 20 July, Thursday, 7 pm
Performances and concert: 21 July, Friday, 7 pm
Regatta on Möhnesee: Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm
Finissage at Möhnesee: Friday, 30 July, 7 pm
For more information:
Vlado Velkov / Juliane Rogge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kunstverein Arnsberg e.V.
Königstraße 24, 59821 Arnsberg
Emilija Škarnulytė at Decad
22 June – 26 August, 2017
MANIFOLD is Emilija Škarnulytė’s first solo exhibition in Berlin. Curated by Ignas Petronis Škarnulytė’s films “No Place Rising” (2017) and “Hollow Earth” (2013) are on view on two intersecting levels at Decad. Probing derelict contested sites with her own investigative mythology Škarnulytė reveals our impact on geological catastrophes from the future. “No Place Rising” was shot in Olavsvern, a classified decommissioned Royal Norwegian Navy and NATO submarine base. “Hollow Earth” together with Tanja Busse was shot in five active mines above the Arctic Circle, Norway, Sweden, Russia and in Svalbard the Norwegian archipelago.
Artist Talk on August 9th with Timothy Morton via Skype from 7-9pm
Somewhere Out There
24th June 2017, 9pm
Bettina Buck, Interlude, 2012, DV 00:05:22, mono sound
Rick Buckley, Moore, 2012/17, DV 00:03:39, stereo sound
Rick Buckley, Double Positive, 2016, 4K 00:07:00, stereo sound
Bettina Buck, Another Interlude, 2015, HD/DV 00:27:27, mono sound
Alexandra Hopf, Giacometti in the Desert, 2016/17, HD/DV 00:16:12, stereo sound
2 HH, 2nd floor
Hreinn Friðfinnsson – Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017
10 June – 1 October, 2017
Hreinn Fridfinnsson participates in the 5th incarnation of Skulptur Projekte Münster. The decennial exhibition of art in the public sphere’s focus is on the “living arts” addressing new meanings attributed to the body in the context of postindustrial economies and digitalization. Fridfinnsson’s new work is to be performed by its viewers. Other participating artists include Ei Arakawa, Nary Baghramian, Aram Bartholl, Cosima von Bonin, Andreas Bunte, Gerard Byrne, CAMP, Michael Dean, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, Ayşe Erkmen, Lara Favaretto, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Pierre Huyghe, John Knight, Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu, Justin Matherly, Sany, Christian Odzuck, Emeka Ogboh, Peles Empire, Alexandra Pirici, Mika Rottenberg, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Nora Schultz, Michael Smith, Hito Steyerl, Koki Tanaka, Oscar Tuazon, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Bárbara Wagner / Benjamin de Búrca, Cerith Wyn Evans and Hervé Youmbi
Skulptur Projekte Münster
30 projects in the public sphere
Egill Sæbjörnsson – KÄRAHÄR
2017 – 2020
KÄRAHÄR is an art and cultural project aimed at creating creative meeting places for people of different backgrounds. The aim is to bring together the participants with their experiences, professions, interests and cultures with artists, poets, growers and other active in culture and leisure. This will be done through a series of workshops that will be carried out regularly for three years to come. Through the various activities, we want to create different activities that the participants conduct, test, improve and develop during the course of the project, with the aim of gaining new knowledge in different cultural areas, while the participants build networks locally, regionally and nationally. With new knowledge, new business and larger networks, KÄRAHÄR wants to give participants the opportunity to run their own activities after the end of the project. The museum director Andreas Brändström and Kvinnor Tilsammans they have set up a greenhouse and a ceramic workshop in Kristinehamn, a small town outside of Stockholm. KÄRAHÄR is is part of Creative Places funded by The Swedish Arts Counsel for projects across Sweden that carry out cultural activities based on the needs of local residents and in collaboration with local stakeholders.
Dr. Enwalls väg 13
Kristinehamn 681 37
Dafna Maimon Camp Solong – Nonstop Sunset
8 June – 30 July, 2017
Camp counselors Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute together with curator and camp philosopher Jonatan Habib Engqvist help to make saying goodbye easier. Camp Solong invites you to welcome your goodbyes with play and delight. Get a bunk with your own personal shelf, dig a hole, and learn to say goodbye to your new-found friends. You will get insights into how to rid yourself of emotional baggage, and perhaps find the key to the joy of separation in the grab bag of your soul. Taking play seriously means letting yourself momentarily lose your foothold. Together we learn to bid each other farewell. This will be a lifelong memory.
Iso Roobertinkatu 16
July 14 – 17, 2017
*** Applications open for summer camp until June 19th ***
Tanaz Modabber in Friends of Birds
3rd – 13 June, 2017
Tanaz Modabber participates in the group exhibition “Friends of Birds” curated by Jeanne Barral at DOC. Other artists include Nour Awada, Jeanne Briand, Cantean Dagar, Hoël Duret, Sébastien Gouju, Petrit Halilaj, Gyan Panchal and Alvaro Urbano
Performance on 3rd of June at 6pm : Rafaela Lopez and Aymeric Hainaux
26 rue du Docteur Potain
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”
8-9th September, 2017, 7pm
Please join us on September 8 and 9 for the opening of the Kunstverein Amsterdam‘s new season and the Dutch premiere of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance ‘What Am I Doing With My Life?’ Aid and relief is given to its Amsterdam audience by self-proclaimed Doctor, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, with the help of local collaborators: Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson, David Bernstein, Géraldine Geffriaud, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Anat Spiegel and Thomas Myrmel.
On Friday September 8 at 7 pm the action starts for members only, with crystal tears, Mayan death flutes and lullabies performed within an architectonic intervention by Hreinn Fridfinnsson. Geraldine Geffriaud will be serving herbal elixirs.
On Saturday September 9 at 7 pm, the performance is repeated but with a twisted end – a boom box-amplified procession on bikes leaves from Kunstverein and slowly crawls across Amsterdam to end at David Bernstein’s opening of ‘Because Most of the Cosmos is Compost (Thinging Part V)’ at P/////AKT (Zeeburgerpad 53, 1019 AB Amsterdam).
The performance on Friday is a members only event and space is limited. We advise to arrive early on Friday and/or (on bike!) Saturday.
We wish to thank the (Gold)Members of the Kunstverein, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) and Ammodo Fonds for their continued support.
1016 SR, Amsterdam
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Egill Sæbjörnsson at the 57th Venice Biennale
13 May – 26 November, 2017
Egill Sæbjörnsson represents Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale. Egill’s project OUT OF CONTROLL IN VENICE has been led by Ügh and Bõögâr two Icelandic trolls. Upon arrival the visitors are greeted with a coffee before they enter their man-eating worlds and heads only to become part of their worlds as well. Egill tells how they met but we give them life and make them real. Through sound and animation we learn about their activities in Venice and how Klaus Biesenbach tastes. They comment with humor on the art world while becoming marketable merchandise themselves. The online shop offers the book, their album, a fashion line and even Troll turds. Egill questions our perception of the world with an inclusive, fun-loving and self-reflective humorous approach.
Commissioner: Eirikur Thorlaksson
Icelandic’s Minister of Education, Science and Culture: Kristjan Thor Juliusson
Curator: Stefanie Böttcher
Out of Controll in Venice
Pavilion of Iceland at Biennale Arte 2017
Spazio Punch, Giudecca
Vaporetto stop: Palanca
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”
12th May, 2017, 7pm
WAIDWML will treat and heal the audience on the occasion of the opening ceremony of Žilvinas Landzbergas’ exhibition “R” for the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will be assisted by his faculty members Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and Jokūbas Čižikas.
Organiser: Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Commissioner: Kęstutis Kuizinas
Curators: Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė
Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Scuola San Pasquale, San Francesco della Vigna
Dafna Maimon’s new ensemble: Related Primates
13 – 15 April, 2017, 21-0
Dafna Maimon hosts three nights with her 8 person ensemble Related Primates at KW’s Pogo Bar.
Related Primates ask of its audience to partake in a “directed experience” of participatory stimulations developing over the course of the evening, using edibles, sound and movement.
The rehearsals and performances are developed in collaboration with artist and choreographer Emma Waltraud Howes, props and costumes are made together with artist and designer Tea Palmelund.
Related Primates is part of I am Hungry, produced by Agora Collective e.V. in partnership with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, funded by CAPP -Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme from Creative Europe Programme, Nordiska kulturfonden – Nordisk Kulturfond and Finnland-Institut in Deutschland.
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KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Bob’s Pogo Bar
Alexandra Hopf The Night
February 24 – April 16, 2017
Alexandra Hopf further develops her cosmos The Night inspired by Giacometti within the context of The Model. Hopf premieres her new film “Giacometti in the Desert” as part of a two-screen installation suspended from the ceiling. The second screen mirrors the first where the seven sequences of the film play. Her installation continues throughout the museum into the hallway ending or beginning with a poster depicting the ambience of the mysterious future monument “The Night: (1947) by Giacometti.
Artist Talk on March 1st, 2017
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”
24th March, 2017, 9pm
WAIDWML is a rapshow by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson a.k.a. Læknakjarval a.k.a. Litli Kjarval. The tour map is a body – Poland at the toes, Iceland is the nose and Læknakjarval needs various faculty for each bodypart. Acupuncture anaesthetist Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and masseuse Árni Jónsson join Læknakjarval when WAIDWML crawls into Neukölln after its initial pollination with Jurgis Paškevičius and Robertas Narkus at Autarkia, Vilinius. Join us for medicinal rap!
“the toothpaste we use is very toxic – not only toxic but full of plastic – let it get to your brain start acting stupid – so so stupid I dont understand it – human feelings make me feel strange”
Before the hotel lobby there is the afterparty @ MAGENDOKTOR with special DJ guest Lord Pusswhip.
Dafna Maimon launches new performance ensemble: RELATED PRIMATES
16 February 2017, 7pm
Dafna Maimon is starting an amateur performance ensemble called “Related Primates” in Berlin! Together with the artist and choreographer Emma Waltraud Howes, Dafna Maimon will lead the ensemble to experiment with the body and mind, drawing from performance, meditation, games, role-playing and amateur movement practices. “Related Primates” is a part of the platform “I am Hungry” which is dedicated to researching and experimenting with ways of creating and presenting artistic collaborations.
Please join us for the first audition at Agora Collective
. Men are especially welcome !
Biweekly rehearsals thereafter will lead up to a performance at the Pogo Bar
at Kunstwerke from April 13-15, 2017.
To audition please R.S.V.P to email@example.com with a three sentence blurb answering the following questions: How do you play? Why will you join?
Auditions for Related Primates
Mittelweg 50, 1st floor
Dafna Maimon with CONGLOMERATE at 1646
9 December 2016 – 15 January 2017
CONGLOMERATE’s first exhibition unveiling sets of a new television family drama premieres at 1646. Trauma and drama unfold during the holiday season as “mother” and “father” get the family together. Through ridicule, sarcasm and irony CONGLOMERATE exposes and criticizes the structures of visual pleasure we as spectators learn.
Egill Sæbjörnsson at Hafnarborg
29 October, 2016 – 15 January, 2017
Egill Sæbjörnsson’s solo show “Building as a Being and The City as a Stage” manifests his ongoing interest in urban planning and communal creativity. Sæbjörnsson advocates for urban centers to rediscover their potentials. The theme of the Bakery V on May 22 at Hafnarborg was “Architecture – Working with Dough”. Elements of architecture were created in dough by members of the immediate community and then baked. The baked works now enlarged are in dialogue with the architectural of Hafnarborg’s exhibition space.
Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Egill Sæbjörnsson
27 – 30 October, 2016
In its second iteration Cycles Music and Art Festival operates as a platform and an intersection for contemporary music and visual art. The title of the performance program and exhibition curated by Eva Wilson is “That Time” inspired by the one act play by Samuel Beckett . “Deeply rooted in Iceland’s exceptional cultural scene, the festival uses the unique natural environment as an echo chamber in order to explore questions of deep time and peak futures.” Artistic director and co-founder of Cycles is Gudný Gudmundsdóttir.
Thursday, 27 October
6pm Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson & Karólína Eiríksdóttir – Your Country Doesn’t Exist | Landið þitt er ekki til
8pm Áki Ásgeirsson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Magnús Jensson – Tónlist um tónlist | Music About Music
Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum
27 October – 18 December, 2016
Exhibition “THAT TIME | ÞÁ”
Including the artists: Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Egill Sæbjörnsson together with Ívar Emilsson and Mundi Vondi, Alvaro Urbano
Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum
Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Egill Sæbjörnsson
7 October, 2016 – 5 February, 2017
Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Egill Sæbjörnsson are participating in “Water Events” as a part of “Yoko Ono: One More Story …” at the Reykjavík Art Museum. The exhibition curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran presents Yoko Ono’s diverse artistic career defined by social and political engagement. Other artists include: Finnbogi Petrusson, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, Hrafnhildur Arnadóttir aka Shoplifter, Margrét H. Blöndal, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rúrí, Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, Solveig Adalsteinsdottir
Listasafn Reykjavíkur // Reykjavík Art Museum
411 6400 Reykjavík
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales
23 September – 15 October, 2016
“Prince of Wales” called his friend the Queen of Denmark… he was bored after he heard the artist Egill Sæbjörnsson said he didn’t have the time to do a show.. the Queen of Denmark, a true gentle lady as she is talked him into a better mood…
Prince of Wales
Ohlmüllerstr. 17 (kleines Haus im Hof)
Thursday – Saturday, 4-7 pm
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales, page 3 of book (pdf)
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales, page 5 of book (pdf)
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales, page 7 of book (pdf)
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales, page 31 of book (pdf)
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales, page 33 of book (pdf)
Egill Sæbjörnsson, Prince of Wales, List of contributors (pdf)
Alexandra Hopf, Ready for the Stage Act 1 (1900-2016)
23rd September, 2016 – 23rd April, 2017
Alexandra Hopf’s works on glass will be shown in “Ready for the Stage Act 1 (1900-2016)” at the Arp Museum. Inspired by “Cabaret Voltaire” the group show about painting and the stage commemorates the Dada anniversary.
Other artists include Jean Börlin, Ulla von Brandenburg, Back to Back Theatre, Günter Brus, Marvin Gaye/Spartacus Chetwynd, Ricarda Poppy-Dressler, Marcel Dzama, Irmel Droese, Alexandra Exter, Axel Geis, George Grosz, Hansgünther Heyme, Alexandra Hopf, Thomas Huber, Leiko Ikemura, Georgij Jakulov, Torsten Jurell, Oskar Kokoschka, Markus Lüpertz, Isa Melsheimer, Piet Mondrian, Ryan Mosley, Saskia Niehaus, Arnulf Rainer, Birgit Ramsauer, Claus Richter, Franz von Saalfeld/Atelier Goldstein Frankfurt, Nadja Schöllhammer, Reut Shemesh, Daniel Spoerri, Vladimir Tatlin, Manos Tsangaris, Bill Viola, Andor Weininger
Landes-Stiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
5 – 27 July, 2013 at Laura Mars Grp., Berlin
Performance by Sonja Gerdes: Saturday, 27 July at 9 pm
Laura Mars Grp. is pleased to present Sole Searching, a group exhibition with new works by Veronica Brovall, Sonja Gerdes and Zoë Claire Miller. All three Berlin-based artists work with ceramics. Their work will be shown within the contexts of identity, translation, and tradition. Redefining their practice in challenging ways as women artists, Brovall, Gerdes and Miller translate traditional methods to begin to explore new forms of subjectivity.
Emer O’Brien: Babette
27 – 29 July 2012 at Infernoesque, Berlin
Babette and the Berlin Pop Choir July 27 2012, 7-10pm
Babette and Romvelope July 29 2012, 4-6pm
Babette is a part of Emer O’Brien‘s ongoing series investigating the visualization of sound waves and sound pressure. Based on the technology developed by Heinrich Rubens O’Brien translates opposing invisible pressures: sound and gas.
World at a Crossroads – Open Call, Wake Up Call for a 1 minute video
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson have been selected to curate the September 2016 edition of The One Minutes. The One Minutes Foundation based at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam since 1998 offers a global platform for screenings, exhibitions and workshops. Questioning how we perceive and engage with the moving image Castro & Ólafsson’s series will be screened at the Reykjavik International Film Festival from the 29th of September until the 9th of October 2016.
Submit your proposals by: 1st of September
For more information: https://vimeo.com/176614902
Dafna Maimon CONGLOMERATE Block TWO Screening
30 August, 8-10pm
CONGLOMERATE‘s premiere screening of BLOCK TWO as a part of Project Space Festival Berlin 2016 takes place at Kino Moviemento.
Block Two features guest contributions from artists Molly Lowe, Shana Moulton and Stephen G. Rhodes as well as new episodes and video works by CONGLOMERATE’s core team of Dafna Maimon, Christopher Kline, Derek Howard, Ethan Hayes-Chute, and Sol Calero.
This Block also features a special closing credit track from Heatsick AKA Steven Warwick, adverts by The Institute for New Feeling and station ID animations by Mario Campos.
Conglomerate’s headquarters are located at the Berlin Project Space Kinderhook & Caracas.
Kottbusser Damm 22
Egill Sæbjörnsson at the 57th Venice Biennale
The Icelandic Art Center has chosen Egill Sæbjörnsson to represent Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale. Sæbjörnsson’s project for the biennale will present fantastical and grotesque characters, which become alive through public participation. The characters will not only inhabit the exhibition space of the Icelandic pavilion but will intervene with the city of Venice and infiltrate the virtual world. Stefanie Böttcher the director of the Kunsthalle Mainz in Germany will curate the project.
Egill Sæbjörnsson’s work is an approach to experience, a mode of behaviour, a play. His oeuvre is performative in nature and entails the theatrical-artistic while playing with the image as interruption.
CAMP SOLONG “Walk together.. to part ways..”
The artists Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute cordially invite you to take part in the Camp SOLONG within the current exhibition PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE.
Applications are open for anyone (an adult) who would like to have a “performative” experience/adventure, or just a 3-day break from daily life.
“Wise is he who enjoys the show offered by the world.” Fernando Pessoa
For further instructions on how to apply please visit: campsolong.org
August 19-21 2016
Dafna Maimon – Kunstverein Braunschweig
Process, Performance, Presence
10th June – 21st August, 2016
Together with Ethan Hayes-Chute Dafna Maimon has created CAMP SOLONG – Stay to leave for the emotionally impaired. Their camp is a part of the exhibition which reinvents itself throughout its duration.
Please note 21st August from 3-5pm Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute performance will take place.
Once we were next-door neighbors
21 May, 2016
John Zurier and Hreinn Friðfinnsson were neighbors at the 30th Saõ Paulo Biennial in 2012. As a part of the Reykjavík Arts Festival Friðfinnsson and Zurier present new works to continue their ongoing dialogue.
ASÍ Art museum
Dafna Maimon CONGLOMERATE
Conceived by Sol Calero, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Derek Howard, Christopher Kline and Dafna Maimon Conglomerate is a new online TV network.
BLOCK ONE will premiere online on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 featuring guest contributions by Keren Cytter, Constant Dullard, Christine Hill and Jeremy Shaw.
Conglomerate’s headquarters are located at the Berlin Project Space Kinderhook & Caracas.
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson at Framer Framed
29th April – 3rd June, 2016
The exhibition Voices Outside the Echo Chamber: Questioning Myths, Facts and Framings of Migration curated by Katayoun Arian features works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Angela Anderson, Kaya Behkalam & Azin Feizabadi, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Banu Cennetoglu, Harun Farocki, Foundland, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Daniela Ortiz.
1031 KT, Amsterdam
Dafna Maimon Videoart at Midnight
15 April, 2016, 12am
Trailer Conglomerate, 2016, 2 min
Waiting to Act, 2010, 16 min
Orient Express, 2014, 6 min
Discipline Aid Attempt No 1, 2008, 11 min
The She The Same, 2014, 20 min
Videoart at Midnight
is curated by Olaf Stüber and Ivo Wessel. Artists have the chance once a month on a Friday at midnight to premiere or screen their films.
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
Alexandra Hopf, The Night
Thursday, 21 April, 2016 Opening 5–10pm Welcome to the first home exhibition The Night
by Alexandra Hopf
within the residency ABA
(Air Berlin Alexander Platz). The future exhibition prototype presents a fragment of a new body of work inspirited by Alberto Giacometti’s text The Dream, the Sphinx, and the Death of T.
. Hopf illustrates the story of late. Written in 1946 and published in the journal Labyrinthe
Giacometti reveals his obsessions and anxieties while visually building his topography of remembrance. Reading from left to right in the hallway Hopf abstracts the first page of his text where he writes of his spider dream, which continues as he wakes up. Hopf has modified the text through its repetition. The reader enters a dream loop to discover illusory cycles. 22 April – 21 June 2016
Eisenacher Straße 63