Image: Darren Banks, Altar, 2015, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, DB0092 Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK
3-5 High Pavement,
Nottingham, NG1 1HF
25th June - 8th August
Wednesday - Sunday 12noon - 6pm
DARREN BANKS, HOLLY DAVEY, YELENA POPOVA, ELIZABETH ROWE
Cornucopia convenes several historic collections and examines the individual stories of collectors who catalogued objects, compiled cabinets and constructed galleries. A word commonly used in the eighteenth century to describe eclectic personal collections (meaning 'plenty'), Cornucopia features work made by contemporary artists in response to a particular setting or individual involved in the pursuit of collection. In some instances, the subject of the work is another artist within a collection.
Michel Foucault described museums as a specific kind of hetrotopia or sealed utopia - defining 'a slice in time'. A personal collection can hold a mirror to an individual's interpretation of a particular time and place. This exhibition takes its cue from the collections of assorted individuals who were able to collect for numerous social and economic reasons at different points in history; perhaps as a leader of industry, a pillar of Empire, through working in institutions -holding a scientific or artistic interest or simply through personal wealth. The work featured here is a mirror held up to those collections by contemporary artists.
12 July - guided tour "Finnisage": 3 pm, tram station "Am Tabor"
17 artists are invited to realize a work on the compounds of the former freight railway station Wien Nord. As an equivalent all 17 positions of the class sculpture and space take part in the exhibition. Import Export wants to activate this fallow location set between a turbulent history and sparkling future promises, before it becomes subject to construction measures of urban developement.
Steffi Alte / Udo Bohnenberger / Cäcilia Brown / Hugo Canoilas / Ines Doujak / Eva Engelbert / Peter Fritzenwallner / Matthias Gabe / Philipp Gehmacher / Marcus Geiger / Rafaella Isnit / Ludwig Kittinger / Jakob Klima / Philipp Köster / Roland Kollnitz / Axel Koschier / Sonia Leimer / Thea Möller / Franz Mussner / Flora Neuwirth / Laurids Oder / Sarah Ortmeyer / Philip Pichler / Hans Schabus / Leander Schönweger / Susanne Schwarz / Eva Seiler / Misha Stroj / Emil Wetter / Eugen Wist / Kathrin Wojtowicz / Hannes Zebedin
Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken brings his legendary multi-disciplinary project to the Barbican for 30 days this summer. We invite you to experience this 'living exhibition', which brings together local artists and legends. This inspiring and diverse fusion of leading international and UK-based artists is drawn from the worlds of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film in a jam-packed programme of unmissable events.
No two days are the same, with rehearsals, performances and conversations in the Art Gallery, concerts in the Hall, film screenings in the Cinema, vinyl records being pressed, yurt installations in our outside spaces, and in the Curve, a brand new interactive laser commission by digital artist Aaron Koblin and his collaborator Ben Tricklebank. All daytime events are free with special ticketed events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
Station to Station at the Barbican builds on Doug Aitken's 2013 Station to Station project, which crossed North America by train, travelling 4,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific over 24 days, creating a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration through a series of events in major cities and off-the-grid locations. London is its next iteration.
Presented in creative partnership with The Vinyl Factory.
Sat - Wed (except 11 and 12 Jul)
Putting himself on the spot, artist Marcus Coates offers his painting services to the public with his Answer Painting residency. Coates will consult with members of the public and create a body of work that intriguingly attempts to answer the questions they pose him. Come and post your own question to Marcus or sign up to one of the pre-arranged consultations to take part.
Aaron Koblin & Ben Tricklebank / Åbäke / Abraham Brody / Albert Oehlen / Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils / Alicja Kwade / Allora & Calzadilla / Angelica Mesiti / Ann Van den Broek / Anri Sala with Anna-Maria Hefele / Antony Gormley / Austin Meredith / Ayşe Erkmen / Beatrice Dillon & Anne Tetzlaff & Jack Sachs / Bedwyr Williams / Bob and Roberta Smith / Boredoms / Capital Children's Choir / Charlemagne Palestine / David Kohn / Demdike Stare & Michael England / DesignMarketo / Doug Aitken / Drum Works / Ed Ruscha / Eliza McCarthy / EMA / Ernesto Neto / EYƎ / Factory Floor / Fiona Banner / Fischli & Weiss / Francis Alÿs / Francis Upritchard / Fraser Muggeridge studio and Friends / Gillian Wearing / Goodwives & Warriors / Gus Van Sant / Hackney Colliery Band / Hans Schabus / Haroon Mirza, Shiva Feshareki feat. Colin Alexander & Sarah-Jane Lewis / Herron & Andrew Lyster / Hiroshi Tanabe / Hisham Akira Bharoocha & patten / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / Isabel Lewis / Jane & Louise Wilson / J. G. Biberkopf & Joe Hamilton / J Spaceman (Spiritualized) & John Coxon / Jeppe Hein / Jeremy Deller / Joanna Hogg & Nick Turvey / Juergen Teller / Kate Casanova / Kelly Sears / Kenneth Anger / Lawrence Weiner / Liz Glynn / LoneLady / Luke Fowler / Marawa The Amazing / Marcus Coates / Margaret Salmon / Martin Boyce / Martin Creed / Mica Levi / Miet Warlop / Michael Landy / Mike Figgis / Moog Soundlab UK / Naim June Paik & John Godfrey / New Movement Collective & ScanLAB Projects with Oliver Coates / Nicolas Provost / Nozinja / NTS / Olaf Breuning / Olafur Eliasson / Paul Noble / Pedro Reyes / Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band / Raymond Pettibon / Richard Heslop / Richard Long / Richard Wentworth / Richard Wilson / Rob Pruitt / Roman Signer / Rosemarie Trockel / Ruth Ewan / Ryan Gander / Ryan Trecartin / Sam Durant / Sarah Sze / Savages & A Dead Forest Index & Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome / School of Hypnosis / Scott King / Shirana Shahbazi / Simon Armitage / Simon Starling / Siobhan Davies Dance / Stephen Shore / Suicide / Tacita Dean / Tal R / Terry Riley / The Turbans / Thomas Demand / Tongues of Fire / Trajal Harrell / Urs Fischer / William Eggleston / William Forsythe / Wrangler / Yayoi Kusama / YOA RA (YOSHIMIO feat. Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Aya Akita) / Zahed Sultan / Zak Group
Image: Hugo Canoilas, We are not in the world, 2014, Ink on linen, 230 x 144 cm (HC0072) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery. Private Collection
Hallo Mama_live in Modica
CoCA Center of Contemporary Art, Modica
Archivio Library Contemporary Arts Corso Umberto I 420
97015 -Modica ( RG )
CoCA is pleased to announce the second round of Meet 'nd Screen with Hallo Mama_live in Modica, performance and presentation of Hugo Canoilas.
"I finally reached a mimesis between my ethics and my practice. It took me a while to understand that this was something really needed to be done. My work has a wide range of possibilities in terms of aesthetic and formal means and has a lot to do with the variety of events taking place in front of me. Sometimes my work acts as a diagram, which condenses several layers where the social, policy and the overall aesthetics come together. Once, a collector saw five pictures in the back of a show and he liked a lot. He thought that the works were of five different artists. When he found out that they were all my works, he got scared and did not buy anything. Many years ago, I stopped hanging pictures because I did not like the rigidity of the wall. I began to suspend paintings frameless cause them reach movement. I also do not want to have a form orthogonal to all the time because it is an imposition very rational. " Hugo Canoilas
Saturday 13th of June, Hugo Canoilas presents his work during a cooking performance, open to public participation. The Portuguese artist offers different kind of dishes, the public is invited to the tasting with a free contribution to support the activities of CoCA. Meet 'nd Screen hosts Hallo Mama_Live in Modica to discover the artist's work through a practice that reflects directly the various layers and interests of his way of conceiving art.
Hugo Canoilas has developed a heterogeneous group of works mostly by the use of painting, ranging from the erudite to the popular and using poetry, philosophy and political thought. Oswald de Andrade, Fernando Pessoa and Kierkegaard mark his interest in otherness, which imposes on his work a permanent movement and correlated to Provo and International Situationist movements. The heterogeneity of Canoilas's work challenge notions of authorship in a dichotomy between absolute visibility and difficulties in reduce his work to information or a commodity. Canoilas has been featured at major international spaces including Destination Wien at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Someone a long time ago, now, at Cooper Gallery, Dundee, When elephants come marching in at De Appel, Amsterdam, Performance Proletarians at Le Magasin, Grenoble, 30th São Paulo Biennial in 2012 and prior to this, exhibitions at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon and the Institute for Contemporary Art, London among others. Canoilas has received widespread recognition for his work in major publications such as Art Review, Guardian, Observer, Frieze, Metropolis M and Flash Art. Canoilas is represented by Workplace Gallery (Gateshead/London), Galeria Quadrado Azul (Porto/Lisbon), Gallery Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg) and Galeria Collicaligreggi (Catania). He lives and works in Vienna.
Workplace is delighted to announce that it now represents Los Angeles based artist Joel Kyack.
Kyack's first UK solo exhibition The Very First Day is extended until Saturday 11th July.
(Click on the image below to stream a video of the exhibition)
Joel KyackThe Comeback, 2015, Urethane arm, dress shirt, crutch and wire, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery
Joel Kyack brings together a combination of unlikely components purchased from hardware stores, health care industries and Hollywood prop-houses to create surreal, darkly humorous objects and paintings that evince a dysfunctional and chaotic social context as their origin. Kyack maintains a Dadaist anti-bourgeois position rejecting 'taste' and traditional aesthetic sensibilities. He instead finds pragmatic yet subversive relationships between functional objects to achieve an outcome that relates back to the body and to the abject absurdity of the individual in relation to a disturbing and complex social world, always with the potential for violence and the grotesque.
The Very First Day (below) is a continuation of Kyack's fountain series, comprised of a jet of black water springing from the tip of a plastic finger set in the centre of a pool at the bottom of a white industrial bucket atop a black tiled plinth. Simulating a divine moment of creation, the work is talismanic - functioning both as origin myth and as omen of ill-portent - a figure eerily emerging from the unfathomable dark depths, or a Michelangelo-esque finger of God conferring Genesis unto Man. The Comeback is an expanded painting made from an underarm crutch leant against the wall, supporting both the wall and a plaid dress-shirted fake arm bought from a Los Angeles prop-shop. Functioning as a device for recuperation and healing, this work implicates the gallery wall, and by extension the institution of Art as deficient or degenerate. As We Go Up We Go Down is the latest in a series of kinetic sculptures employing a record deck and suspended aluminium spring that seemingly traps cheap party balloons in a state of perpetual ascension, when in reality they are going nowhere.
Kyack's work in this exhibition operates in a territory between threat and jest; functioning as visible manifestation of cruel intent or as the result of a transgressed moral or physical boundary, coercing us to shift from our normal patterns of behavior. Humour is employed by Kyack to articulate an uncanny brutality, which as with the jokes and play of children, often pertains to extreme violence or death. The black humour in Kyack's work creates a third position, beyond artist and viewer, wherein existential anxieties can be addressed.
Joel Kyack was born in Born in 1972 in Pennsylvania, USA. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2004, and received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2008. Recent solo projects include Old Sailors Never Die and Escape to Shit Mountain at François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; Point at the Thing That's Furthest Away at Praz-Delavallade, Paris; Superclogger, a public project produced in collaboration with LA><ART and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; and The Knife Shop at Kunsthalle - LA in Los Angeles. Recent performances include Portrait That May Look Like You (public) in Los Angeles; Buy What I Say, FIAC, Paris; Growing Pains Leave Stains, Kaleidoscope ARENA, Macro Testaccio, Rome, Italy; and Wattis Up with this Guy?, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA. He is represented by François Ghebaly in Los Angeles and Praz-Delavallade in Paris. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street Gateshead NE8 1AD
Exhibition continues until 11th July 2015
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm (or by appointment)
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.