Monday, September 24, 2007

Laura Lancaster & Marcus Coates: "Micro-narratives" 48th October Salon, Belgrade

Laura Lancaster 'Untitled' 2007, Graphite and Ink on Found Book Pages, Private Collection UK, Courtesy of Workplace Gallery
Marcus Coates 'Radio Shaman' 2007, High Definition Video, Courtesy of Workplace Gallery

48th October Salon
Belgrade, September 29th – November 11th, 2007

Curated by Dr Lóránd Hegyi

Co-curator Saša Janjić

Saturday, September 29th, at 7 pm
The 25th May Museum – the Museum of Yugoslav History, Botićeva 6

The Temptation of Small Realities – Micro Communities
Gordana Andelić-Galić, John Armleder, Snežana Arnautović, Txomin Badiola, Mrđan Bajić, Ruth Barabash, Maria Bussmann, Valerio Berruti, Erik Binder, Frauke Boggasch, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Marija Ćalić, Eugenio Cano, Davide Cantoni, Jiří Černický, Daniel Chust Peters, Victoria Civera, Marcus Coates, May Cornet, Uroš Đurić, Petra Feriancova, Peter Friedl, Gloria Friedmann, Paolo Grassino, Kevin Francis Gray, Veronika Holcova, Dominika Horáková, Pello Irazu, Hyunsoo Kim, Oan Kim, Kimsooja, Hee Sook Kim, Nina Kovacheva, Laura Lancaster, Fabrice Langlade, Andreas Leikauf, Denisa Lehocká, Felice Levini, Carla Matti, Petar Mirković, Milica Milićević i Milan Bosnić, Zsuzsa Mojzer, Hajnal Németh, Noh Sang-Kyon, Ursula Palla, Marina Paris, Marina Perez Simão, Françoise Pétrovitch, Ivan Petrović, Zoran Popović, Renata Poljak, Sergio Prego, Mileta Prodanović, Nenad Racković, Hana Rajković, László László Révész, Anila Rubiku, Nebojša Šerić Šoba, ŠKART, Ágnes Szépfalvi, Valentin Stefanoff, Marko Stojanović, Chun Sung-Myung, Barthélémy Toguo, Tessa Manon Den Uyl, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Vedovamazzei, Vuk Vidor, Katerina Vincourova, Lois Weinberger, XYZ Group, Haegue Yang, Sookyung Yee, Hye Sook Yoo, Italo Zuffi, Ivan Zupanc, Nikola Džafo

Urban Crossroads – New York, Paris, Seoul
Jean-Michel Alberola, Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier, Kang So Lee, Matthew McCaslin, Richard Nonas, Dennis Oppennheim, Seo-Bo Park, Pierre Soulages, Lee Ufan

The October Salon, initiated in 1960, is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art in Serbia. Since 2004, the October Salon has been organised as an international exhibition. In the form of art dialogue, it presents the current artwork of world and local artists. Every year, a new art director is chosen and the exhibition is reinvented, a concept which has been validated by the continued interest of the public.

This year’s October Salon will present an artistic message which announces a new attitude and a new orientation of artists in an era of radicalisation of global conflicts, religions, ideologies and socio-cultural value structures. This surprising and emotionally touching approach to small realities, to direct socio-cultural constellations and micro-communicative relations requires an anti-hierarchical, anti-monumental, sophisticated, intimate, emphatic and modest artistic practice concentrated on the artistic creation of new situations and on the processes of sensibilisation. Micro-narratives represent an attempt to redefine artistic practice in the thicket of complex sociocultural situations, which reflect, by their fragmentary, spontaneous, anti-teleological, tolerant, open and sensitive acceptance, the typical post-utopian state of our contemporary era and offer a new, credible and modest way of reading.

A bilingual catalogue with textual interpretations of the project, written by the Art Director of the Salon and his assistant, will be published for the purpose of this exhibition. Isidora Nikolić will be in charge of the graphic design and visual identity of this year’s October Salon.

Members of the international jury will give three equal awards, plus the fourth award of Belgrade Cultural Centre (exhibition in 2009)
Olivier Kaeppelin/France, Roberto Lambarelli/Italy, Darka Radosavljević/Serbia, Ljiljana Slijepčević/Serbia and Grozdana Šarčević/Serbia

Founder and patron: The City Assembly of Belgrade

Organiser: The Belgrade Cultural Centre

Solares, Fondazione delle Arti

The 48th October Salon has been supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Art in Culture, Arts Council Korea, SUK-CHUL KIM, Meridian Bank – Crédit, Agricole Group, Telenor, the French Cultural Centre, the American Embassy, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Korean Embassy

Belgrade Cultural Centre

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ant Macari: 'Fresh As Tomorrow' BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

"Fresh as Tomorrow"
3 September - 20 January 2008

BALTIC presents a major exhibition by emerging Newcastle-based artist Ant Macari, continuing BALTICs ongoing commitment to local artists. Macari’s direct physical response to the space has resulted in a new series of site-responsive drawings, traceable throughout the building. This presentation of Ant Macari’s work is expansive and involving, presenting new visual challenges to us in and around the gallery that reaches beyond the conventional art exhibition.

Jo Coupe: 'An Archaeology - Zabludowicz Collection' Project Space 176 London

An Archaeology

20th Sept - 16th Dec 2007

Project Space 176

A group exhibition of 38 artists from the Zabludowicz Collection curated by the Collection Curator, Elizabeth Neilson. The exhibition includes a new commission for the Collection by artist Rina Banerjee (India) based on a residency at 176. Visitors to 176 are invited to contribute their expectations and reminiscences of travel, migration and pilgrimage to Banerjee's installation.

A limited edition book comprising specially produced works by the artists featured in An Archaeology has been published on the occasion of this exhibition, and is available from the 176 bookshop.

Artists in the the exhibition:
Marcela Astorga
Rina Banerjee
Vanessa Beecroft
Candice Breitz
Cris Brodahl
Berlinde de Bruyckere
Varda Caivano
Marina de Caro
Ruth Claxton
Susan Collis
Henry Coombes
Jo Coupe
Liz Craft
Amie Dicke
Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez
Mathilde ter Heijne
Claire Hooper
Takaaki Izumi
Anya Kielar
Rachel Kneebone
Laura Lima
Renata Lucas
Sarah Lucas
Goshka Macuga
Lee Maelzer
Eline McGeorge
Matthew Monahan
Katy Moran
Liz Neal
Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Eva Rothschild
Karen Russo
Alejandra Seeber
Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir
Anj Smith
Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation
Francis Upritchard
Pae White

Matt Stokes: 'Long After Tonight' Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

Matt Stokes
Long After Tonight
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 26, 2007
Opening Reception: September 7, 5-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10-6; Saturday, 11-5

Kavi Gupta Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition by British artist Matt Stokes whose work is marked by an ongoing interest in cultural movements associated with underground music scenes and the uncanny way in which these events contribute to a collective social experience. The exhibition will include the award winning film Long After Tonight which earned Stokes the 2006 Beck's Futures Prize, accompanied by production photographs, film stills, and portraits of participants from the film.

Long After Tonight documents a re-creation of a Northern Soul night staged at St Salvador's Church in Dundee, Scotland – parts of which housed some of the city's first dance events of this kind during the early 1970's. Northern Soul is a term used to describe the dislocation of obscure up-tempo African-American soul music to the north of England during the sixties and seventies. ‘Northern’ nights became extremely popular events where fans gathered in discreet communal places and dance halls for all-night dance sessions. The eclectic way of dancing that emerged took cues from traditional folk to outrageous moves suggestive of forms of proto-break dancing, featuring spins, flips, and back drops. Stokes invited original participants of this scene to dance to tracks from the genre, but transposed the event to within the nave’s Gothic interior. The mix of real time and slowed down rhythm and movement of the dancers, their flowing hair, endlessly spinning skirts and loose undulating clothing, intermingle with the gilded ornate religious imagery of the church, heightening the connection between the definition of a shared religious experience with an overt feeling of nostalgia.

Accompanying the film, several photographs from Long After Tonight will be included in the exhibition. Some of the images are direct film stills that juxtapose the ornate Christian iconography within the church interior with a glistening shirtless body. Other photographs reveal a behind the scenes look at the making of the film including a wide-angled shot of the dramatically lit church interior and stark portraits taken of the participants during their warm-up session revealing the sincere personalities and countenance of these individuals.

Matt Stokes (b. 1973 lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, England) was the 2006 recipient of the Beck’s Futures Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at espace d’arts contemporains, Geneva; ZieherSmith, NY; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh and a solo project with Workplace Gallery at the NADA Art Fair, Miami in 2006. Stokes has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including shows at MuHKA, Antwerp; Witte de With, Rotterdam; ICA, London; PS1 MOMA, NY; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

Lost in the Rhythm’, a monograph representing Stokes’ recent projects has just been co-published by Collective Gallery, Edinburgh and Art Editions North.

Ginny Reed: 'Dot Dot, Dash Dash' Waygood, Newcastle

Ginny Reed

'Dot Dot, Dash Dash'

Installation of new works

Thursday 13th September 3 - 5.30 p.m.

The Hanging Wall
Waygood Gallery and Studios
548 - 560 Shields Road, Byker