the water is a poem
unwritten by the air
no. the earth is a poem
unwritten by the fire
Every autumn since 2015, the Petit Palais, Paris has invited contemporary artists to exhibit alongside its permanent collection. This year, Ugo Rondinone will present an exclusive exhibition opening October 18. At the Petit Palais, Rondinone presents three groups of works including the world premiere of his video installation burn to shine. The trilogy reflects the union of the human body with natural elements.
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For Vogue’s August issue, Chase Hall was profiled by Dodie Kazanjian. The article discusses Hall’s fiercely independent and deeply inspired artistic practice which is informed by questions of identity and belonging. Kazanjian writes, "A self-taught artist with boundless energy and a lot to say, he has emerged virtually overnight as a strong and highly original new voice."
Kunstmuseum Luzern is dedicating a major exhibition to the American artist Shara Hughes. The exhibition Time Lapsed, curated by Fanni Fetzer, will present significant landscape paintings by Hughes. Her steep coasts, river courses, sunsets, and abundant gardens play with remembered landscapes of the kind that we all can recall.
Tschabalala Self’s first solo institutional exhibition in Europe, Make Room, will present new and recent paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Curators Franck Gautherot and Seungduk Kim introduce the exhibition as presenting works where the relationships between the masculine and the feminine are expressed with domestic figures and poses alternating between light and shadow.
Villa Medici in Rome has invited the French artist and sculptor Jean-Marie Appriou to unveil a series of new pieces that will populate the gardens of Villa Medici this summer. As part of the cycle Art Club, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, these recent creations take up the core figures of Appriou's practice, whose deeply dreamlike visual universe is imbued with telluric concerns.
The Schirn is dedicating a large survey exhibition to Ugo Rondinone that will showcase key paintings, sculptures, and video works by the renowned Swiss artist. The exhibition LIFE TIME combines fundamental themes that have shaped the work of the conceptual and installation artist for the past 30 years: time and transience, day and night, reality and fiction, nature and culture.
Wyatt Kahn discusses his Public Art Fund exhibition, Life in the Abstract, with Roger Clark for NY1. Life in the Abstract is Kahn's first public art exhibition, comprising seven new monumental sculptures fabricated in Cor-Ten steel. Each sculpture juxtaposes components adapted from Kahn’s abstract canvas paintings with “readymade” items from his domestic life.
Karen Kilimnik's exhibition, Early Drawings 1976 – 1998, is reviewed by Johanna Fateman for Goings On About Town in The New Yorker. Fateman writes, "The diverse works on view are unified by the artist’s inimitable hand and wry humor—and by their lustrous gilt frames, which strike the perfect note of irony, fantasy, and understated camp."
Artist Louisa Gagliardi recently spoke to Louisa Elderton about her large-scale painting for the 2022 edition of Art Basel Unlimited. Gagliardi describes the work in reference to an atmosphere of “opening random doors and observing whatever scenes hide behind them. That’s what I want the work to feel like. Sometimes you open a door to an empty room that has a peaceful stillness, but it’s still eerie because of the potential for activation...”
Organized by Public Art Fund, Life in the Abstract is Wyatt Kahn’s first public art exhibition, comprising seven new monumental sculptures fabricated in Cor-Ten steel. Each sculpture juxtaposes components adapted from Kahn’s abstract canvas paintings with “readymade” items like eyeglasses, clock, comb, hand, foot, and other elements from his domestic life.
Ugo Rondinone has been appointed as the Guest Curator of Sculpture Milwaukee’s 2022 exhibition. The exhibition, entitled Nature Doesn’t Know About Us, will include “thirteen works by thirteen artists who combine skeptical clarity and at times humor-tinged desire to locate the intersection of spiritual and physical presence in our daily life,” according to Rondinone.
The Musée d’arts de Nantes invited Angela Bulloch to design an exhibition specifically for the museum's atrium. Undeterred by the monumentality of the space, the artist integrated her work into its architecture pursuing a practice of blending light, color, video, and sound. Bulloch drew on the legacy of the conceptual art of the 1960s, while also incorporating digital technologies to produce work that appeals to the senses.
Ugo Rondinone's solo exhibition, burn shine fly, at Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice is the subject of a feature by Stephanie Bailey on Ocula Magazine. The feature discusses how Rondinone's artworks reflect on common experiences of love and loss, particularly in relation to works by the late John Giorno.
On the occasion of the 59th La Biennale di Venezia, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista hosts a major solo exhibition of work by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, entitled burn shine fly. Curated by Javier Molins, burn shine fly presents both iconic works by Rondinone as well as a new body of work created specifically for this exhibition.
Adam Pendleton will participate in the Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept. Established in 1932 to chart developments in art of the United States, the Whitney Biennial is the longest-running exhibition of its kind. A constellation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, the 2022 exhibition will be the Biennial’s eightieth edition.
Eva Presenhuber discusses her return to her home country of Austria and why she has decided to open a gallery in Vienna after years of operating out of Zurich and New York. Tobias Pils introduces his inaugural exhibition, Between Us Space, featuring Gerwald Rockenshaub, and reveals how the collaboration came about.
New York-based artist Adam Pendleton’s first solo exhibition in Canada, These Things We’ve Done Together, presents new monumental paintings from his series Untitled (WE ARE NOT) as well as drawings from his defining series Black Dada produced this year. The exhibition also includes a video portrayal of the avant-garde dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer.
Chase Hall discusses his debut solo show in Europe—a collection of paintings and portraiture titled Clouds in My Coffee on view at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich. Despite exhibiting internationally, many of the ideas he’s currently working through are rooted in American history.
Bern celebrates the important Swiss artist Jean-Frédéric Schnyder with a hanging of the holdings in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern and a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern. At Kunsthalle Bern, new, rarely, or never-before-seen works from 1970 to the present are brought together, including those that were not necessarily planned as works of art, but resulted from daily activities.
At the Performa Biennial last October, artist Tschabalala Self presented her first-ever live performance. Besides writing the script and directing the actors, Self also painted the backdrop and designed the costumes, produced in a special collaboration with UGG. The first seven pieces from UGG x TS will be available online and in selected stores on March 1.
Doug Aitken’s awe-inspiring work comments on the aesthetics of the future and the conflict between modernity and nature. Now, he is pushing his eye-popping sensibility even further with a new exhibition that spans four galleries in different cities and exists mainly in the form of virtual reality. Learn more about booking your VR experience in Zurich here.
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, which maintains locations in Zurich and New York, and is set to open another in Vienna, will now represent Chase Hall, whose work is currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in a show of Black portraiture. Hall’s first solo exhibition with the gallery will open at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, on March 4.
Bern celebrates the important Swiss artist Jean-Frédéric Schnyder with a hanging of the holdings in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern and a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern. For the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern, the artist himself has made a selection of 68 earlier paintings and sculptures and arranged them in an overall installation.
This major exhibition focuses on the importance of Steven Shearer’s archive of photographic and print material, collected over the past 25 years, and showcases how this pictorial reservoir continues to act as source material for works across a variety of media, including sculpture, prints, drawings, and painting.
Ugo Rondinone’s performatively costumed and made-up clowns stand in as those figures who remain outside society’s mainstream. In a time in which we have spent hours contemplating solitude, Rondinone offers the opportunity to explore notions of being through his community of jesters.
In this Sydney-exclusive exhibition, see Doug Aitken's installations, objects, photographs, and vast immersive multi-screen environments that will envelop you within a kaleidoscope of moving imagery and sound. Aitken's works lead us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.
Valentin Carron's latest body of work examines figuration as a fundamental concern of art and translates this into a contemporary visual language. Through this supposedly worn-out motif, he explores the origins of artistic representation and uses his sculptures to relate to the first cultural expressions of man.
Shara Hughes’ latest landscape paintings transcend spirituality, which was inspired by physical nature, bridging utopia and reality. The Bridge not only is an epitome of Hughes’ creative breakthrough during the pandemic but extends to her profound understanding of life and death, man and universe, ephemerality and immortality.
For Oscar Tuazon, the artistic practice is a principle of life. His works are de facto inseparable from what can be called a life project, which includes living on the fringe of society, at the periphery of social codes, in pursuit of harmony with the environment that surrounds him.
Shara Hughes is often referred to as a landscape painter, but from the artist’s point of view, her paintings “are not really about landscapes” at all. Hughes' first major solo museum show in the US, On Edge includes more than 30 paintings, drawings, and prints.
Tschabalala Self will present her first live performance in the form of brief scenes from a play that she has written and directed. On a stage designed by the artist, a male and female actor will explore communication, gender roles, and power play within intimate relationships.