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Adi Fluman, Group Show at The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History Tel Aviv, Israel

The exhibition Zoom 2019 – Young Israeli Artists is a platform for outstanding young artists. This is the second exhibition organized by the Zoom project and the 22 artists featured in the exhibition were selected after a long review of over 1,000 art school graduates, and with the consultancy of a committee of curators at the Israel Museum. The Zoom exhibitions give expression to a wide range of concerns that preoccupy the country’s young generation. In order to provide these exceptional artists with a maximum amount of artistic freedom, the exhibitions are not thematic, but rather focus on subjects chosen by the artists themselves. The natural history museum hosting the current exhibition offers a prism through which to read the works of these young artists, who examine fundamental questions regarding life, social concerns, and humanity’s condescending attitude to nature. The Exhibition took place on 14 May 2019 at The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel

Lawrence Weiner at The FLAG Art Foundation, New York

The Group Show “On Bord the Ships at Sea are We” is now extended from June 6 until August 16 2019 at The FLAG Art Foundation in New York City. The exhibition presents Robert Therrien’s monumental No title (table and six chairs), 2003, alongside Rachel Whiteread’s Untitled (Pair),1999, a duo of interlocking, cast mortuary slabs, and includes two wall-sized text works by  Lawrence Weiner: A MIRROR SCRATCHED AT THE BRIEF POINT TWIXT SILVER BLACK WHERE THE IMAGE TURNS TO RETURN TO SENDER, and a newly-created aphorism* (from which the show takes its title) that is the artist’s personal response to the current refugee crisis. Lawrence Weiner, one of the forerunners of Conceptual art, contributes two iconic wall-sized typographic texts to the exhibition: one on the opening wall, the other on its reverse. A MIRROR SCRATCHED AT THE BRIEF POINT TWIXT SILVER BLACK WHERE THE IMAGE TURNS TO RETURN TO SENDER, executed in chrome lettering outlined in black, both reflects and obscures the Therrien and Whiteread sculptures across from it, uniting all three voices in conversation. Weiner draws subtle distinctions on his monochromatic text-based works, considering some minimalist sculptures and others aphorisms*, including his new work ON BOARD THE SHIPS AT SEA ARE WE. Though the artist’s personal intention for this piece was to be a response to the global refugee crisis, like all his text-based works, it welcomes individual interpretations.

Simon Fujiwara has been nominated for the shortilist of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019

In the autumn of 2019 the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the tenth time. Every two years, four artists under forty years of age who live and work in Germany are nominated for the award and presented in a shortlist exhibition. The winner is selected by a panel of experts and the following year is granted a large solo show in one of the venues of the Nationalgalerie. In addition, a catalogue is published at the occasion of the exhibition. This year  from among the 70 nominations, the international jury has chosen the following artists: Simon Fujiwara, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Flaka Haliti, Katja Novitskova. The exhibition will be on show from 16 August 2019 and will be run until 16 February 2020.

Omer Fast at Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

The Solo Exhibition “Der Oylem is a Goylem”  by Omer Fast will be open from 27 July until 6 October 2019 at Salzburger Kunstverein in Salzburg. Omer Fast presents three films that portray human interaction with the supernatural. The newest film, Der oylem iz a goylem, begins with a lone skier’s uncanny encounter in the Austrian Alps. Shot in 2019 in Salzburg, this film will premiere at the Salzburger Kunstverein. The second film, The Invisible Hand, depicts a family’s confrontation with a ghost in the Pearl River Delta, China. The third film, August, is loosely based on German photographer August Sander’s last years. The exhibition will be presented in a specially-built medical environment.

Lawrence Weiner, Group Show at ArtWise gallery, New York, USA

The Exhibition #ArtWiseUP: Designer Series – Words, Lettering & Poetry will be open from 31 May until 30 June 2019 at ArtWise gallery in New York. Interior designers everywhere, when hunting for an extra something that will add a measure of sparkle to a space, seem to be turning again and again to words in many forms. Adding an element of conceptual lyricism and visual dynamism, handwriting and typography offer a glimmer in the creative process, a category of poetry on another plane, even when it is sometimes accomplished only with letterforms. The Group Show includes the work of Lawrence Weiner.

Lawrence Weiner partecipating at the new Podcast series “Public Art Works” by Public Art Fund, New York, USA

This Friday 21 June 2019 Public Art Fund will celebrate the launch of their new podcast, Public Art WorksHosted by Tony- and Emmy-winning actor, Jeffrey Wright, this six-episode dialogue will explore current social and political affairs within the art world. Tune-in for a conversation about monuments and representation with artist Hank Willis Thomas and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, followed by a discussion about the intricacies of public space with artists like Lawrence Weiner, Kate Gilmore, Xaviera Simmons, and filmmaker & activist Paola Mendoza. Other episodes will include prominent voices such as Ai Weiwei, culinary author Joe Di Stefano, Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College Tom Eccles and others. All the episodes will be released on Friday, June 21 2019.