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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

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Bold Tendencies Press Release 2018 (pdf)

Echo Gone Wrong. Invisible Structures (pdf)

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.

 

Zeiss Grossplanetarium

Prenzlauer Allee 80

10405 Berlin

 

 

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Dome Film Program (pdf)

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.

 

Performance

Power Failure

7.30pm

 

kim?

Sporta iela 2 k-1

1013, Rīga

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Press Takeaway Truths (pdf)

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.

 

Ballroom Marfa

108 E San Antonio St

Marfa, 79843

 

 

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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

Houston 77004

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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.

 

Kadist

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 Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de With 50
3012 BR Rotterdam

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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.

 

SIC

Tyynenmerenkatu 6 C, 3rd floor

00220 Helsinki

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Egill Sæbjörnsson – KÄRAHÄR

Spring 2018

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:

Karahar@riksteaternvarmland.se

Dr. Enwalls väg 13
Kristinehamn 681 37

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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.

 

De Appel

Schipluidenlaan 12

Amsterdam

 

Press Release De Appel (pdf)

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.

 

Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs
Stipendutstilling 2017
16 November – 17 December 2017

 

Oslo Kunstforening

Rådhusgaten 19, 0158
Oslo

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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

Müllerstraße 146/147

13353 Berlin

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Press Orient Express BZ (pdf)

Presse Orient Express TAZ (pdf)

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

75003 Paris

 

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Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

3 November, 2017, 7pm

Please join us for the grand finale of the 2017 tour of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson‘s performance ‘What Am I Doing With My Life?’.  The self-proclaimed doctor, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson has gathered his Icelandic faculty to treat and heal including,  Arnar Asgeirsson,  Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Bergur Thomas AndersonIndriði Arnar Ingólfsson and Örn Alexander Ámundason. There will be an active live broadcast filmed by Benedikt Nikulás Ketilsson on the nation’s new source RÚV.

Please join us on Friday November 3rd for the Icelandic homecoming of Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance What Am I Doing With My Life? at Kling og Bang in Reykjavik with opening acts of 900 Stig and Data Grawlix.

Stay tuned for the WAIDWML LP album launch in Warsaw in 2018.

 

Kling & Bang

Marshall House

Grandagarður 20

Reykjavik

 

 

 

 

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WAIDWML Kling&Bang (pdf)

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

Zero Fold

Albertusstraße 4

50667 Köln

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Folds of the Revolution (pdf)

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.

 

 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Kottbusser Strasse 10
10999 Berlin

Artist Talk on October 10th with Timothy Morton (in person) at 6pm

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Emilija Škarnulytė Press Release (pdf)

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.

Hamburger Bahnhof

Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin

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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

Möckernstrasse 120
10963 Berlin

 

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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.

 

Hazenstraat 28
1016 SR, Amsterdam

For more info: office@kunstverein.nl

 

 

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Press Metropolis M (pdf)

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, info@odyssey.to

Kunstverein Arnsberg e.V. 

Königstraße 24, 59821 Arnsberg

 

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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.

 

 

DECAD

Gneisenaustrasse 52
10961 Berlin

Artist Talk on August 9th with Timothy Morton via Skype from 7-9pm

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Emilija Škarnulytė TAZ (pdf)

Somewhere Out There

24th June 2017, 9pm

Film Screening:

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

 

Studio Buckley

Kreuzbergstr. 7

2 HH,  2nd floor

Berlin 10965

 

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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

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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

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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.

 

Exhibition:

Sinne 

Iso Roobertinkatu 16
00120 Helsinki

 

Summer Camp:

July 14 – 17, 2017

Ekenäs, Finland

*** Applications open for summer camp until June 19th ***

 

Camp Solong Application Information (pdf)

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
75019 Paris

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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

 

 

 

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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

Castello 2786

30122 Venice

 

 

 

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WAIDWML CAC (pdf)

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

2pm

The Model

The Mall

Sligo

The Night @ The Model (pdf)

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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.

 

Broken Dimanche

Mareschstraße 1

12055 Berlin

 

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Press Release WAIDWML (pdf)

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.

 

Oedipusmas Special

1646

Boekhorstst. 125

The Hague

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

Strandgata 34

Hafnarborg

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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 
Hamraborg 4
200 Kópavogur

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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 
Hamraborg 4
200 Kópavogur

 

 

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

Hafnarhús

Tryggvagata 17

411 6400  Reykjavík

 

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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)

81541 Munich

Thursday – Saturday, 4-7 pm

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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

Hans-Arp-Allee 1

53424 Remagen

Sole Searching

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.

 

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Press Release Sole Searching (pdf)

Zoë Claire Miller, PIGS, 2013 (pdf)

FluxFM 4.07.13 (pdf)

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.

 

Kino Moviemento

Kottbusser Damm 22

10967 Berlin

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.

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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

Kunstverein Braunschweig

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CAMP SOLONG KV Braunschweig (pdf)

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.

 

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Once we were next-door neighbors

21 May, 2016

Opening 5pm

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

Freyjugata 41

101 Reykjavík

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.

 

CONGLOMERATE BLOCK ONE (pdf)

Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson at Framer Framed

29th April  – 3rd June, 2016

The exhibition Voices Outside the Echo ChamberQuestioning 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.

Framer Framed
IJpromenade 2
1031 KT, Amsterdam

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Dafna Maimon Videoart at Midnight

15 April, 2016, 12am

Please join us for the screening of Dafna Maimon’s films at Babylon.
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
10823 Berlin

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Invitation The Night (pdf)

Space Time Suits (pdf)

The Night (pdf)

Press Berlin Art Link (pdf)

Exhibitions

Earth Homing: Reinventing Turf Houses

8 August – 9 September, 2018

Icelandic turf houses reveal our primordial connection to the earth. Taking turf houses as a starting point of artistic experimentation “Earth Homing” realigns us with architecture and with the earth. What can we learn by revisiting this rich source of cultural heritage to “build” for the future?

Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir / Daniel Leeb, Birgir Andrésson, Borghildur Indriðadóttir, Claudia Hausfeld, Elín Hansdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir, Kolbeinn Hugi, Ólafur Sveinn Gíslason, Ólöf Nordal, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Sean Patrick O’Brien, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Steingrímur Eyfyörð and Unnar Örn.

 

Grótta Island

Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavík

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Earth Homing Press Release ENG (pdf)

Earth Homing Press Release IS (pdf)

Earth Homing Opening Event (pdf)

Earth Homing Public Program (pdf)

Earth Homing Hei Maei (pdf)

Earth Homing Press (pdf)

Reykjavík Arts Festival “Journey to Home”

3-22 June, 2018

“Journey to Home” is a walking tour exhibition located in downtown Reykjavík initiated by the Wind and Weather Window Gallery. The exhibition is about a spiritual journey to home within the context of the festival’s theme ‘home’. The journey is something real and self-reflective; it can be plotted and mapped. The window exists as an embodiment of the viewer’s aesthetic, sensual and emotional experience. The exhibition project is located in commercial and residential windows including inside Dragsúgur, an extracted window of Wind and Weather Window Gallery that travels. The exhibition is curated by Kathy Clark and Annabelle von Girsewald.

 

Arna Óttarsdóttir, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Auður Ómarsdóttir, Anna Hallin & Olga Bergmann, Claudia Hausfeld, David Zehla, Egill Sæbjörnsson & Ívar Glói, Eygló Harðardóttir, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Rebecca Erin Moran, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson & Agata Mickiewicz, Theresa Himmer, Arnar Ásgeirsson, Emilija Škarnutyé, Kathy Clark and Erin Honeycutt

 

Reykjavík Arts Festival

 

 

Opening:

June 3, 4pm, Reykjavík Arts Museum, Hafnarhús

Window Locations within the downtown area, please see map at festival hub

 

 

 

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Reykjavík Arts Festival "Journey to Home" (pdf)

Press Release (pdf)

Map (pdf)

Map (pdf)

Press (pdf)

Press_is (pdf)

TORF / TURF

4-6 September, 2017

Cycle – Sovereign / Colony (CSC) is perceived as a forward looking transdisciplinary art project with a focus on the Western Nordic area including Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland. As a part of the month long program hosted by the Gerdarsafn Art Museum a workshop on Icelandic turf houses with an academic, architect, artists, a turf builder and former tenants will take place. Turf houses are highly insulated homes for all classes and for all of Icelandic architecture dating back to the 9th century. The workshop is key for the education of the problematic nature and denial of colonialism in Iceland. How can turf houses as a symbol of cultural heritage be emblematic of national identity? The workshop will lay the groundwork to test dynamic ways of aesthetic realignment and transformation for a larger exhibition project.

 

Gerdarsafn – Kopavogur Art Museum

Hamraborg 4

200 Kopavogur

Forthcoming publication – homecomings

The exhibition project homecomings culminates into a publication with Archive Books funded by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. Returning to the exhibitions homecomings (2013) and homecomings: PROJECTIVE SPACE (2015) as well as the symposium homecomings, etc. (2014) the publication will feature contributions by Eric Ellingsen, Valérie Chartrain, Tanaz Modabber as well as interviews with Hreinn Fridfinnsson and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

home

home is an exhibition space curated by Annabelle von Girsewald. The space being diasporic in nature and in its conception will present a “new architecture”. Architecture here is not used as a physical structure but rather as a way of thinking to challenge how we can build without architecture, manage space or even how to build for an eternity. The motivation behind these ideas is instigated by Yona Friedman‘s concept of architecture without building.

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Terminal (TXL)

2 November – 15 December, 2018

2 November, 16 November, 30 November (6-10pm)

 

The exhibition series “Terminal” deals with our contemporary condition – an ongoing state of transit. The series is an exchange of artists practicing in Berlin and Reykjavik. Airport terminals and their aesthetics become a program in effect. The theme of the first exhibition “Terminal (TXL)” is communication as it takes place in the former Berlin – Tegel post office hosted by renovation project Postwerk Tegel.

 

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir launches “Terminal TXL” with “Borderline Human – Milk River Valley” based on her artistic research in South Africa.

For the opening Gunnhildur will lead a performance reacting to the ververt monkey calls.  The internationally renowned contemporary dancer Saga Sigurðardóttir will physically engage with the installation with acts of borderline human movements.

 

The second exhibition “noWhere, noThing, noBody” is presented by Rebecca Erin Moran. She invites the viewer to enter, to transcend and to depart.

On 24 November, a liminal event will take place allowing for new rituals of sexual colossal hybridization.

 

Borghildur Indriðadóttir’s ends “Terminal TXL” with “Hei Maei #my_كل_شي”. The one-minute film is about the unknown intelligence of the ocean and questions identity and multiplicity.

For the opening women stylized both in niqāb-khimars and in latex and fishnet stockings will perform within an airport setting.

 

Postwerk

Grussdorftstr. 3

13507 Berlin

 

Opening hours:

Fri. 6-10pm

Sat. & Sun. 2-8pm

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PR_Terminal TXL_E (pdf)

PR_Terminal TXL (pdf)

Interview with Thomas Bayrle

Together with the WET HEAT PROJECT  on the occasion of Thomas Bayrle’s first survey show in America Annabelle von Girsewald interviewed the ever inspiring Frankfurt based artist and former Städelschule Professor. His iconic Madonna Mercedes has been realized into a steel sculpture filling the four story atrium of the museum. The film will premiere early 2017.

 

One Day on Success Street

ICA Miami

4040 NE 2nd Avenue

33137 Miami

 

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Artist Talk with Ari Benjamin Meyers

2 October, 2016, 2pm

Within the series Sound Systems “Elevator Music” features Ayumi Paul on the violin playing a composition recorded for and within the elevator of Trafo by Ari Benjamin Meyers. In a sense the medium is the space – the work remains trapped inside the elevator. It is nearly impossible to hear the piece in its entirety as passengers getting on and off interrupt. The liminal space and music marks a threshold opening up and questioning performative possibilities.

 

 

Elevator Music

1 October  – 31 December 2016

4 Świętego Ducha St.
70-205 Szczecin

 

The Bakery VI

2 June, 2016, 7-10pm

The Bakery VI coincides with the book launch “Way Over” by the Icelandic Art Center hosted by Egill Sæbjörnsson’s studio. As with each Bakery iteration there will be an exhibition setting the mood to get your hands dirty. The exhibition displays all of the former posters, works of art such as framed drawings, and ‘breads’ made by former participants, along with hats and aprons from previous events. The theme of the evening, “The Fantasy of Breads and Cakes” is diversity. Each guest is invited to create breads and cakes out of clay. Celebrating difference as a positive, each ‘bread’ is as unique as its creator.

Kinzigstr. 18

10247 Berlin

(Behind the green gate)

 

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Dafna Maimon

Annabelle von Girsewald is pleased to work with the visual artist Dafna Maimon (FI, 1982) based in Berlin. Dafna Maimon directs the living movie. Maimon’s work constitutes an exploration of small-scale communities that challenge stereotypical constructions. Mainly cinematic and performative, her work focuses on understanding and studying the unclear limits of identity, the body and human emotional landscapes. Referencing cinema, literature, and science Maimon stages scenes to speak to the creative individual in Berlin in order to reveal artificial constructions to the critics. Differencing alternations between live performance and recorded video emphasize both the artificiality and the realness. Everything feels immediate and fresh yet Maimon has carefully scripted a reality or ‘cases studies’ with lines which are loaded with tongue and cheek.

Maimon studied in Amsterdam and holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and an MFA from The Sandberg Institute.

Dafna Maimon (pdf)

Interview with John Miller

Together with WET HEAT PROJECT Annabelle von Girsewald interviews one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time John Miller. His large survey show includes works from the 1980s along with a new installation of a mirrored labyrinth and a new “pedestrian” painting. For an extended clip of the interview please visit on the Miami Herald website.

 

I Stand I Fall

ICA Miami

4040 NE 2nd Avenue

33137 Miami