Althea Thauberger, Kandahar International Airport, 2009
Catch Althea Thauberger’s Marat Sade Bohnice on view at Kadist SF as part of Representation and its Discontents. The video documents the staging of Peter Weiss’s 1963 play Marat/Sade at the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital in Prague, a facility undergoing institutional reform.
See Representation and its Discontents this weekend, 12:00-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Fran Herndon, King Football, 1962
Collage on masonite, 24 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.
Hold Me While I’m Naked, 1966 (dir. George Kuchar)
The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle has opened the first solo exhibition in Poland of works by Sharon Lockhart. The exhibition, MILENA, MILENA, features works that are autobiographical as well as works that use Milena, a young girl Lockhart befriended in Lodz in 2009. Milena is an enigmatic figure who remains disquietly absent, distilling the different threads of identification in her very non-presence.
As an exhibition, MILENA, MILENA is both an affectionate beckoning (the parents’ call for the child to return home) as well as a poetic gesture of appreciation, an artistic tribute. Though the now 14-year-old girl does not appear in the film, her presence and charisma during production contributed significantly to Podworka’s evocative power and resonance. The exhibition’s poster portrays Milena as photographed by Lockhart in a spontaneous snapshot during the artist’s recent revisit to Lodz. In it, the various gestures of Lockhart’s exhibition at the Castle are accumulated: the refused act of looking, abused innocence and modesty, the potentiality of future dreams, and, last but not least, the desire for one’s own story.
The exhibition will be on view through August 18.
Prajakta Potnis, Still life, 2010, digital print on archival paper„ 34 x 68.5 inches, edition of 5 plus 1AP
Opening tonight at Kadist Paris, L’Exigence de la Saudade, featuring work by Padmini Chettur, Prajakta Potnis and Zamthingla Ruivah and the participation of Nalini Malani, Krishna Reddy, Jean Bhownagary, Maarten Visser
Raymond Pettibon, At Least I Got To See Vegas, 1998
Notebook Volume 38; Already Been in a Lake of Fire, Walid Raad