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Latifa Echakhch at Venice Biennale

Dvir Gallery is proud to announce that Latifa Echakhch is representing Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale. April 23 – November 27, 2022.

Omer Fast: open Zoom discussion part of Highline- Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today

“Shifting Focus: Representing Drones” Panel discussion, online via Zoom Friday, February 11, 12–1:30pm ET Featuring Sam Durant, artist; Omer Fast, artist; and Sonia Kennebeck, filmmaker and journalist; moderated by Melanie Kress, High Line Art Associate Curator register here Online and in-person at The Clemente. High Line Art, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, and writer and researcher Arthur Holland Michel present Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today, a symposium examining contemporary intersections of drones and drone warfare, arts, and culture. The symposium takes place online and in person, and features performances, and panel discussions, with leading experts, artists, activists, academics, and practitioners across diverse disciplines. The symposium is the second hosted in concert with Sam Durant’s High Line Plinth commission Untitled (drone), a large-scale art commission that intends to increase visibility around intentionally obscured drone warfare and surveillance perpetuated by the US. For detailed event descriptions, please visit thehighline.org, veralistcenter.org, or the registration page. “Soundscapes of Conflict” In-person at The Clemente, New York 107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002 Wednesday, February 9, 6–8pm ET Performance: Guillermo Galindo with The New School students, Remote Control  Followed by a conversation featuring Guillermo Galindo, composer and artist; and Raven Chacon, composer and artist; moderated by Christoph Cox, philosopher, critic, and curator. Co-presented with The Clemente “Imaging War: Drones from the Ground” Panel discussion, online via Zoom Thursday, February 10, 12–1:30pm ET Featuring Hajra Waheed, artist; Aziz Hazara, artist; and Saks Afridi, Ali Rez, and Assam Khalid, artists and collaborators “Algorithms and Warfare” Panel discussion online via Zoom Thursday, February 10, 6–7:30pm ET Featuring Lucy Suchman, Professor Emerita, Anthropology of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, UK; Erik Lin-Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; moderated by Arthur Holland Michel, writer and researcher “Shifting Focus: Representing Drones” Panel discussion, online via Zoom Friday, February 11, 12–1:30pm ET Featuring Sam Durant, artist; Omer Fast, artist; and Sonia Kennebeck, filmmaker and journalist; moderated by Melanie Kress, High Line Art Associate Curator “Surfacing the War on Terror Today” Panel discussion, online via Zoom Friday, February 11, 3–4:30pm ET Featuring Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project; Chantal Meloni, International Crimes and Accountability, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) ; Spencer Ackerman, journalist and author; moderated by Madiha Tahir, journalist and filmmaker Closing Speaker: activist Kathy Kelly Online via Zoom Friday, February 11, 4:30pm ET Support The Vera List Center’s participation in Remote Control is made possible, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Kettering Fund, as well as the members of the Vera List Center Board and The New School. To learn more about the Vera List Center, visit veralistcenter.org. Lead support for High Line Art comes from Amanda and Don Mullen. Major support is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, and Charina Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. High Line Art is supported in part, with a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by members of the High Line Plinth Committee and contemporary art leaders committed to realizing major commissions and engaging in the public success of the Plinth: Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Steve Ells, Kerianne Flynn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller and David B. Heller, J. Tomilson and Janine Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard and Harvey Schwartz, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Amanda and Don Mullen, Douglas Oliver and Sherry Brous, Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo, Susan and Stephen Scherr, Susan and David Viniar, and Anonymous. To learn more about High Line Art, visit thehighline.org/art.      

Mirosław Bałka in Kunstmuseen Krefeld

Dvir Gallery is delighted to share that the Humans Nature Politics. Joseph Beuys in the Context of the Collection group show at the Kunstmuseen Krefeld is still open until February 27, 2022. The show in Haus Esters focuses on the works of a younger generation of artists, such as Miroslaw Balka, Reinhard Mucha, and Kiki Smith, among others, who refer to Beuys in very different ways.

Nelly Agassi in ArtspaceTLV

Dvir Gallery is happy to announce the opening of the exhibition Action, Plan in ArtspaceTLV, featuring the works of Nelly Agassi. The vernissage takes place on Janury 6, 2022 and the exhibition is open until January 29. Curator: Yair Barak

Lawrence Weiner – Out of Sight

Dvir Gallery is happy to share that the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture presents Weiner’s work, the Out of Sight through the end of January. “Out of Sight” references the “gamification” of learning while the viewer interacts with the marelles in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. “A person coming in with whatever situation they find themselves in, the minute they have any thoughts about themselves going From Here to There, they will be able to stand in front of the marelle and realize they first must imagine themselves doing it, that’s assuming a position,” said Weiner.

Simon Fujiwara in Rotterdam group show

Dvir Gallery is happy to announce that Simon Fujiwara is featured in the new group show Zijn naam was Austerlitz/Austerlitz was his name, in Rotterdam. Almost exactly coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the premature death of the influential German writer W.G. Sebald (1944 – 2001) on December 14, 2001, Tlön Projects is thrilled to announce the group exhibition Zijn naam was Austerlitz/Austerlitz was his name as a tribute to this literary giant. The exhibition is curated by the Belgian art critic/curator Sam Steverlynck with works from the imaginary collection of Tlön Projects. 09.02.2022—03.04.2022  

ARTnews Pays Tribute to Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner, a godfather of the Conceptual art movement of the 1960s and ’70s, has died. With his sculptural installations composed with koan-like texts, Weiner experimented with the slippery nature of language and the ways that words connote meaning. Despite the seemingly academic underpinning of his art, Weiner’s works are also imbued with a rebellious spirit that has made them accessible to—and loved by—many. Critics saw in Weiner’s work all kinds of lofty ideas about language and its limitations, but Weiner was fairly plainspoken about his art. “The purpose of the academy is to have an answer and, at the least, a solution,” he said in the oral history. “But the purpose of art is to not have an answer, it’s to question.”   Access the full article by Alex Greenberg here  

Lawrence Weiner, a Tribute by The Art Newspaper

Weiner rose to prominence in the late 1960s when conceptual art was gaining traction in the US. He was part of a generation of artists questioning conventional modes of making and displaying art. At the time Weiner was creating grid-based drawings, shaped canvases and ephemeral interventions that sought to delineate public spaces.

The artist’s trademark interventions, often consisting of graphic elements and enigmatic phrases, are among the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary art.

Read the full article by Benjamin Sutton here

Naama Tsabar, Moshe Ninio, Barak Ravitz and Pavel Wolberg in Ramat Gan

Dvir Gallery is happy to announce the re-opening of the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art. Its first exhibition, curated by Svetlana Reingold, The Institution. The Museum and Israeliness features the works of Naama Tsabar, Moshe Ninio, Pavel Wolberg and Barak Ravitz.

Lawrence Weiner in his own words / frieze

In 2003, Matthew Higgs – director and chief curator of White Columns in New York – spoke with the artist Lawrence Weiner at Frieze London. Weiner answers 20 questions (sourced from artists, curators, and writers who admire his work), ranging from the role of the artist in society to the importance of dreams to the political urgency of artmaking in the 21st century. ‘I wish it were possible to remove yourself from [public] situations, but I’m afraid it is not,’ he tells Higgs, in response to a question by the artist Liam Gillick. ‘The artist’s reality is absolutely nobody else’s reality. When they talk about so-called public art, we’re the public as well … You cannot remove yourself.’