Lydia Gifford, Drawn, installation view at BALTIC, 2014
BALTIC in Gateshead, UK is currently hosting the first major solo exhibition by Lydia Gifford. The show, entitled Drawn, furthers Gifford’s ongoing exploration of painting and features a new body of paintings and painterly sculptures. 
The show will be on view through November 2. 

Lydia Gifford, Drawn, installation view at BALTIC, 2014

BALTIC in Gateshead, UK is currently hosting the first major solo exhibition by Lydia Gifford. The show, entitled Drawn, furthers Gifford’s ongoing exploration of painting and features a new body of paintings and painterly sculptures. 

The show will be on view through November 2. 

Edgar Arceneaux, A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions, 2014, Installation view
Edgar Arceneaux’s current solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects has just been reviewed by Andrew Beradini for Artforum. 

More than a few tales tangle and collide in the hallowed half-light of Edgar Arceneaux’s Gesamtkunstwerk about the depths and vanity of human endeavor. All the disparate elements coalesce around Martin Luther King’s life and death. Amid theatrical tableaux walled by wood palettes, translucent mirrors, sundry wall works, and a feature-length video, Arceneaux’s installation pivots conceptually on the last major speech King gave against Vietnam and the perilous power of technology. 

The show is up through October 18. 

Edgar Arceneaux, A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions, 2014, Installation view

Edgar Arceneaux’s current solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects has just been reviewed by Andrew Beradini for Artforum

More than a few tales tangle and collide in the hallowed half-light of Edgar Arceneaux’s Gesamtkunstwerk about the depths and vanity of human endeavor. All the disparate elements coalesce around Martin Luther King’s life and death. Amid theatrical tableaux walled by wood palettes, translucent mirrors, sundry wall works, and a feature-length video, Arceneaux’s installation pivots conceptually on the last major speech King gave against Vietnam and the perilous power of technology. 

The show is up through October 18. 

Bruno Serralongue, Algeco, quai de la Mosele, Calais, juillet 2006, 2006, ilfochrome on aluminium, perspex, 125 x 158 cm
via way-too-expensive

Bruno SerralongueAlgeco, quai de la Mosele, Calais, juillet 2006, 2006, ilfochrome on aluminium, perspex, 125 x 158 cm

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rijksakademie:

The three videos by Em’kal Eyongakpa seem to refer to reality with glimpses of recognisability. They visually and auditively relate to the earths essential elements, being nature, water and soil. The video becomes a wandering through images with a poetic language as an unknown guide, which is visually translated into English from time to time. Eyongakpa might first make you look for elements that could make sense, but when you let go the goal to interpret, and accept the rhythm of the words and images itself, it is comforting like floating on an air mattress at sea. The third video provides likeness to the inside of a womb, accompanied by damped noise of the outside world.

The flashbacks of his youth are the starting point of his other presentation. Here Eyongakpa shows three dimensional objects, laying and hanging. Also here, he makes references to nature and mechanisms of moving, by referring to his childhood environment and memories thereof. The laying objects show some sort of image of a delta, the roots of a mangrove, or the branches of a willow – with a tide depicted trough light. The hanging transparent glass like objects enclose similar signs of motion. These are derived from more than 6000 photographs the artist made during his revisits to his home environment, which he back then witnessed from the backseat of his parents car. Moving too fast for steady capturing in one still image, the journeys are now captured in one image as a whole. The outcomes seem volatile, fragile and precious at the same time.

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paddyjohnson:

Color Wheel: Köken Ergun’s “Ashura”

Image for Ashura (2012) by Köken Ergun (Image courtesy of protocinema.org)
Color Wheel is a series…

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paddyjohnson:

Color Wheel: Köken Ergun’s “Ashura”

Image for Ashura (2012) by Köken Ergun (Image courtesy of protocinema.org)

Color Wheel is a series…

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Vidya Gastaldon, Escalator (Rainbow Rain), 2007, Palazzo Grassi Venezia, mostra L’illusione della luce, mag 2014.
The installation is a landscape of colored yarn, fabric, and small plastic elements recalling a rainbow. The artist was inspired by L. Frank Baum’s famous children’s novel, The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, the novel’s central character, wants to escape, to travel beyond the rainbow, beyond the visible and corporeal limits of the world as she knows it. In Gastaldon’s sculpture, light transforms into a rain of soft, bright wool. That elusive “somewhere over the rainbow” seems attainable, as the work leads us to another dimension of perception. Source

a-ppunti:

Vidya GastaldonEscalator (Rainbow Rain), 2007, Palazzo Grassi Venezia, mostra L’illusione della luce, mag 2014.

The installation is a landscape of colored yarn, fabric, and small plastic elements recalling a rainbow. The artist was inspired by L. Frank Baum’s famous children’s novel, The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, the novel’s central character, wants to escape, to travel beyond the rainbow, beyond the visible and corporeal limits of the world as she knows it. In Gastaldon’s sculpture, light transforms into a rain of soft, bright wool. That elusive “somewhere over the rainbow” seems attainable, as the work leads us to another dimension of perception. Source

Robert Zhao Renhui, The Quieting and the Alarming (Life-size replica of wild boar trap), 2013. Wood, rope, acrylic, 220 x 100 x 280 cm
via lnop

Robert Zhao Renhui, The Quieting and the Alarming (Life-size replica of wild boar trap), 2013. Wood, rope, acrylic, 220 x 100 x 280 cm

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Ed Ruscha, OOO, 1970
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nyctaeus:

Gimhongsok, ‘Love’, 2012
Robert Zhao Renhui, Minute Owl, from the series, Pulau Pejantan, 2009
Join us for at Kadist SF Wednesday September 24th for a reception welcoming our new artist-in-residence, Robert Zhao Renhui, visiting from Singapore. Robert Zhao’s practice investigates the relationship between man and nature through ficto-critical images and narratives. Zhao has developed much of his work as part of a fictitious research organization called the Institute of Critical Zoologists (http://www.criticalzoologists.org/). Since 2009, Zhao has also been affiliated with The Land Archive (TLA), an organization revealing mankind’s impact on his natural environment from an artist’s perspective, focusing on the history and changes of the landscape in Singapore.Over drinks, Zhao will talk about his previous work and his research plans during his residency here in San Francisco, CA. The production of new works during the residency will later culminate in an exhibition at Kadist, scheduled for November 19, 2014.Zhao also will screen ‘A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World,’ a documentary directed by Jow Zhi Wei. “Foregoing the framework of a conventional documentary, Jow immerses himself in Zhao’s working process during of his field trips into a forested area in which he conducts a survey of a Banyan tree. The camera tracks Zhao’s movements and assumes his gaze to illustrate how prolonged observation is required to facilitate the emergence of various perspectives into the environment and its inhabitants.” (National Museum of Singapore Cinémathèque)This event is presented in conjunction with the third edition of Asian Contemporary Art Week (September 20-28, 2014). Featuring 30 programs—from exhibitions to screenings, conferences, talks, and performances at numerous venues across the Bay Area Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium -SF 2014 celebrates the dynamics of Asian contemporary art practices. The Full brochure for the week is available here: http://asiancontemporarysf.org/acaw/2014/ACAW2014_brochure.pdf
Robert Zhao Renhui, Minute Owl, from the series, Pulau Pejantan, 2009

Join us for at Kadist SF Wednesday September 24th for a reception welcoming our new artist-in-residence, Robert Zhao Renhui, visiting from Singapore. Robert Zhao’s practice investigates the relationship between man and nature through ficto-critical images and narratives. Zhao has developed much of his work as part of a fictitious research organization called the Institute of Critical Zoologists (http://www.criticalzoologists.org/). Since 2009, Zhao has also been affiliated with The Land Archive (TLA), an organization revealing mankind’s impact on his natural environment from an artist’s perspective, focusing on the history and changes of the landscape in Singapore.

Over drinks, Zhao will talk about his previous work and his research plans during his residency here in San Francisco, CA. The production of new works during the residency will later culminate in an exhibition at Kadist, scheduled for November 19, 2014.
Zhao also will screen ‘A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World,’ a documentary directed by Jow Zhi Wei. “Foregoing the framework of a conventional documentary, Jow immerses himself in Zhao’s working process during of his field trips into a forested area in which he conducts a survey of a Banyan tree. The camera tracks Zhao’s movements and assumes his gaze to illustrate how prolonged observation is required to facilitate the emergence of various perspectives into the environment and its inhabitants.” (National Museum of Singapore Cinémathèque)

This event is presented in conjunction with the third edition of Asian Contemporary Art Week (September 20-28, 2014). Featuring 30 programs—from exhibitions to screenings, conferences, talks, and performances at numerous venues across the Bay Area Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium -SF 2014 celebrates the dynamics of Asian contemporary art practices. The Full brochure for the week is available here: http://asiancontemporarysf.org/acaw/2014/ACAW2014_brochure.pdf

Adelita Husni-Bey, in conversation with Ilaria Gianni, presents her work Postcards from the Desert Island.

Robert Zhao Renhui/Institute of Critical Zoologists, Blind Long-Tailed Owl, Desert Variant of Little Owl (from the series As Walked on Water), 2011. installation of vinyl print; 280x194 cm
Join us in San Francisco for an evening with Robert Zhao Renhui tomorrow night! Zhao will be in residence at the Kadist and will speak about his research plans in San Francisco. 

Robert Zhao Renhui/Institute of Critical Zoologists, Blind Long-Tailed Owl, Desert Variant of Little Owl (from the series As Walked on Water), 2011. installation of vinyl print; 280x194 cm

Join us in San Francisco for an evening with Robert Zhao Renhui tomorrow night! Zhao will be in residence at the Kadist and will speak about his research plans in San Francisco.