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Latifa Echakhch is representing Switzerland at Venice Biennale 2021

Dvir Gallery is proud to announce that Latifa Echakhch is representing Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2021! Living in Fully (Switzerland) with a French-Moroccan background, she has gained considerable international renown over many years in the contemporary art world. For her Biennale project, Echakhch will work with composer Alexandre Babel and curator Francesco Stocchi to create a project involving rhythm and sound. May – November, 2021.

Nedko Solakov at Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Nedko Solakov takes part in the exhibition ‘Diversity United. Contemporary European Art. Moscow. Berlin. Paris.’ at Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. ‘Diversity United’ showcases the vitality and diversity of the contemporary European art scene since the fall of the Iron Curtain until the present day. The exhibition has brought together works from the genres of painting, sculpture, video and new media, photography, installations, drawing and object art by 80 young and established artists from across the entire continent of Europe. Travelling to Moscow, Berlin and Paris, Diversity United seeks to foster pan-European dialogue, and addresses themes such as freedom, dignity and respect, conflict and dialogue, landscape and power, and political and personal identity. November 11, 2020 – February 21, 2021.

Omer Fast at Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (Munich)

Omer Fast’s new video project ‘WHAT CAN YOU SEE’ is on view at the exhibition ‘Max Beckmann/Omer Fast. What can you see’ at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in Munich, Germany. October 8, 2020 – January 10, 2021.

Shilpa Gupta at M HKA, Antwerp

A solo exhibition by Shilpa Gupta is on show at M HKA in Antwerp, Belgium. Shilpa Gupta creates artworks that examine the place of subjectivity and human perception in relation to themes of desire, conflict, security, technology and censorship. Her work is multi-faceted, often utilising sculpture, text and interactivity, also displaying a mastery of audio and visual technologies. Considering technology as an extension of body and mind, Gupta possesses a sharp political consciousness towards the role, psychology and aesthetics of different media forms, particularly towards their complicity in the effects of fear. Though her works could be interpreted as being based on the social or political situation in particular cultural contexts, Gupta keeps their specificity decidedly open, allowing their themes to be interpreted differently wherever they are shown.  2 October – 21 January, 2020.

Lawrence Weiner at Venet Foundation, Muy, France

This summer, Venet Fondation in Muy, France presents a new installation by artist Lawrence Weiner. The proposition of the American artist focuses on the outdoor spaces of the foundation, adapting to the global health situation. Designed especially for this place, the artist’s statement is written along the path of the long glass gallery. It is entierly visible from the outside and therefore becomes a key element of the sculpture garden.

Melik Ohanian at Galerie Chantal Crousel

Melik Ohanian is part of the new group show ‘DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION’ at Galerie Chantal Crousel opening on Saturday, June 27. With works by Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Abraham Cruzvillegas, David Douard, Mimosa Echard, Jean Luc Moulène, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo, Haegue Yang. “[…] The mammoth hunters spectacularly occupy the cave wall and the mind, but what we actually did to stay alive and fat was gather seeds, roots, sprouts, shoots, leaves, nuts, berries, fruits, and grains, adding bugs and mollusks and netting or snaring birds, fish, rats, rabbits, and other tuskless small fry to up the protein. And we didn’t even work hard at it–much less hard than peasants slaving in somebody else’s field after agriculture was invented, much less hard than paid workers since civilization was invented. The average prehistoric person could make a nice living in about a fifteen-hour work week1. […]” — Ursula K. Le Guin June 27 — July 25, 2020.

Simon Fujiwara at Blaffer Art Museum, Houston

‘Everything Anne’, a solo exhibition by Simon Fujiwara, is on show at Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas. The exhibition includes his works ‘Likeness” and ‘Hope House’. June 13 – September 19, 2020.