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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.

Miroslaw Balka ‘Arbeit am Gedächtnis Transforming Archives’, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin

Miroslaw Balka is participating in the group exhibition ‘Arbeit am Gedächtnis Transforming Archives’. The Akademie der Künste and its Archives are a place of artistic memory work. On the occasion of its 325th anniversary, the Akademie is engaging in a new process of reflecting on its own institution as memory storage. In this context, artistic memory work is realized as an archaeological practice and a political act. It receives new urgency in the current dynamic between digital change, historical revisionism on one side and the beginning process of decolonising the established spaces of knowledge on the other. How and what a society remembers has becomes a key question at a time when self-perceptions are being re-negotiated and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion are being questioned. The extensive main programme revolves around a number of event series and a central exhibition: 13 commissioned works by contemporary artists will visualise the grammar of remembering and forgetting and put what has been preserved into new contexts. The power of narration and the presence of that which is absent are among the central themes that will be addressed in installations by Candice Breitz and Eduardo Molinari, film work by Robert Wilson, Cemile Sahin, Susann Hempel and Alexander Kluge, archive-based productions by Arnold Dreyblatt, Thomas Heise and Jennifer Walshe, literary investigations by Ulrike Draesner and Cécile Wajsbrot and sound work by Miroslaw Bałka and Matana Roberts. The exhibition will show the archive not only as resource, but also as artistic method. Exhibition: 4 June – 15 August 2021 Exhibition opening: 3 June 2021

Marianne Berenhaut ‘TEXTILITÉS’ Anciens Abattoirs de Mons, Belgium

Marianne Berenhaut is participating in he group show ”TEXTILITÉS’ at the Anciens Abattoirs de Mons in Belgium. The selection relates to works by artists residing in Belgium, both visual artists and craftsmen for whom textiles are a driving force behind their work. The framework of the exhibition is thus intended to be a reflection on the notion and meaning of textiles, the relationship between materials and forces, thereby justifying a form of “textility”. 09.05.2021 → 01.08.2021

Adi Fluman in Negev Museum of Art

Adi Fluman’s solo exhibition ‘Pandora’s Box’ is on view now in the Negev Museum of Art. The exhibition was curated by Nicola Trezzi.

Online screening of Omer Fast ‘5000 Feet is the Best’ on e-flux Video & Film

e-flux Video & Film will is online screening Omer Fast’s 5000 Feet is the Best (2011), on view from Tuesday, April 6 through Monday, April 19, 2021. 5000 Feet is the Best is based on conversations with a U.S. Predator drone operator, that were recorded in a Las Vegas hotel. On-camera, the drone operator discussed the technical aspects of his job and his daily routine. Off-camera and off-the-record, he briefly described incidents in which the unmanned plane fired at both militants and civilians. The film repeatedly turns from documentary to reenactment and fiction, weaving together the drone operator’s account along with scenes depicting other crimes in and around Las Vegas. 5000 Feet is the Best is presented here as one of four films in Part Five | Faux Documentary and Complex Reality the last of five programs in the online series True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’  Films programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film. True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films runs from February 9 through April 19, 2021. The films in each part will screen for two weeks with a repeat screening of films in all programs on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Adel Abdessemed on “Hope”, interview with Shifting Vision

The title of Adel Abdessemed’s 2011 work Hope references Caspar David Friedrich’s, Die gescheiterte Hoffnung (The Wreck of Hope, 1823–24). Friedreich’s painting expresses the concept of disappointed aspirations, mirroring the tragic results of many migrant journeys. The heavy materiality of Hope — an actual, dense object — contrasts with the recurring media images of mass migration which have flickered in and out of our screens for more than a decade. Adel Abdessemed recently discussed this notion and what moves him to create, in conversation with Shifting Vision. Watch here

Karen Russo’s film Junkerhaus (2019) US premiere at the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Junkerhaus (2019) will be screened as part of Films in Competition 13 on Sat., Mar 27, 2021, at 3:00 PM EST (7pm GMT). The 59th AAFF will be held online launching as a live stream, then available for asynchronous viewing. Ann Arbor is the longest-running film festival of avant-garde and experimental film and video in North America. Thousands of influential filmmakers and artists have exhibited work at the AAFF, including Kenneth Anger, Brian De Palma, Agnes Varda, Andy Warhol, Gus Van Sant, Barbara Hammer, George Lucas, Les Blank, Matthew Buckingham, and James Benning.