Simon Fujiwara at 16th Istanbul Biennial

Opening this week of “The Seventh Continent”, 16th Istanbul Biennial with Simon Fujiwara, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. “It’s a Small World”, Simon Fujiwara’s project for the Istanbul Biennial, began after he discovered a large quantity of semi-ruined figures of pop icons in the trash of an attractions manufacturer near Istanbul. He salvaged these figures and combined them with thirteen architectural miniatures. In these sculptural works, the functions of everyday civic architecture are blended with symbols from the mass entertainment world. Fujiwara’s miniature city draws attention to the ways in which fantasy and escapism have bled into the core structures of our everyday lives, often masking the brutal pragmatism of globalized capitalism. 14.9. – 10.11.2019

Coffee Shop – Wine Bar at Galerie Martin Janda curated by Ariel Schlesinger & Manuela Moscoso: 13.09.–25.10.2019

Ariel Schlesinger is curating the exhibition “Coffee Shop – Wine Bar” in collaboration with Manuela Moscoso at Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna. “Coffee Shop – Wine Bar” engages with questions of  states of matter, bodily contortions and figure/ground entanglements, featuring works by Sebastian Black, Santiago de Paoli, Kitty Kraus, Elena Tejada-Herrera, Sergio Prego and Ariel Schlesinger. Opening: Thursday 12th September 2019, 6 pm.

Circulation at Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna curated by Florian Pumhoesel: 13.9.-25.10.2019

The exhibition consists of a selection of pieces by Florian Pumhoesl entitled Formed Speech (2016–19), in which he explores the possibilities of defining a vertical object that divides a sequence: the directions it refers to, the imagined space that could emerge in between or before, the convergence of such an object with linguistic signs or figures gleaned from architecture. These pieces form the structure for a series of historical and contemporary work. “Circulation” also includes works by Ella Bergmann-Michel, Alan Charlton, Christian (Georges Herbiet), Anita Leisz, Henrik Olesen, Wacław Szpakowski and Ad Reinhardt. Opening: 12.9.2019, 6 p.m.

Lawrence Weiner LONG AGO FAR AWAY at OSL contemporary 13.9.-19.10.2019

Lawrence Weiner’s exhibition  LONG AGO FAR AWAY at OSL contemporary in Oslo opens on September 13th.  The show comprises of three sculptures and is Weiner’s second show at the gallery. Coinciding with LONG AGO FAR AWAY, and as part of OSL series, there will be a published conversation between Francesca Gavin and Lawrence Weiner. Opening 12.9.2019 6 p.m.

Adel Abdessemed at Charim Galerie in Vienna

“A Casual Loop” curated by Ami Barak with ‘Fatalité’ (2011) by  Adel Abdessemed  is opening today at  Charim Galerie in Vienna. Parallel to the gallery exhibition, a special presentation will take place in Schleifmühlgasse’s project space. Fatality 2011, by Adel Abdessemed, is an installation of seven standing microphones, from Murano glass, from which one could no doubt roll out many metaphors. Opening 12.9. 6 p.m. Running 13.9. – 12.10.19

FLORIAN PUMHÖSL at Miguel Abreu Gallery

Miguel Abreu Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on Sunday, September 8th, of Saltern, Florian Pumhösl’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will be on view at our 88 Eldridge Street location and will present a new body of painted reliefs. The type of saltern Florian Pumhösl refers to in these square works is a coastal horizontal structure consisting of ramparts, canals, and plains. Composed of a network of basins divided across a surface, saltworks store seawater, which evaporates over time to leave behind a salt deposit. As Pumhösl notes, the saltern is a “man-made landscape between sea and inhabited territory with modules characterized by flow and stagnation.” As an intervention into the seaside that modifies and inhabits the local terrain, the saltworks enact an abstraction that is perceived as natural. Following a morphological line of thought that adapts the spatial, temporal, and pictorial aspects of the saltworks, Pumhösl identifies the saltern as “an abstract image par excellence, because it is able to dissolve everything that appears manifest in it into relations.” SEPTEMBER 8 — OCTOBER 27, 2019

Douglas Gordon at ARoS Aarhus Art Museu

Douglas Gordon’s solo show at ARoS Aarhus Art Museu will be on view from September 7, 2019 to February 16, 2020 / The Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (b.1966) is among the major video artists to appear in recent times. The exhibition at ARoS is one of the most extensive presentation of Douglas Gordon’s works in Europe to date, shows a wide selection of the artist’s most important works.

Douglas Gordon at ARoS Aarhus Art Museu

Douglas Gordon’s solo show at ARoS Aarhus Art Museu will be on view from September 6, 2019 to February 16, 2020 / The Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (b.1966) is among the major video artists to appear in recent times. The exhibition at ARoS is one of the most extensive presentation of Douglas Gordon’s works in Europe to date, shows a wide selection of the artist’s most important works.

Naama Tsabar and Matan Mittwoch at Société d’électricité

Until November 9th the group exhibition “Encountered Error” will be on at Société d’électricité in Brussels. Conceived in dialogue with Société’s previous exhibition “Calculated Chance”, the exhibition “Encountered Error” continues to highlight artistic approaches based on the interplay between control and accident. Principles and processes of destruction, accident, failure, feedback, error all play an important role in the conception and creation of art. The exhibition tries to place these ‘negative notions’ in a ‘positive perspective’ and attributes to ‘error’ its true merit as an essential element in the meaning of art. It questions the medium and its limitations such as the conventions of language, its understanding, as well as the materials and techniques used in the process of art making.