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Florian Pumhösl at Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Florian Pumhösl takes part in the group exhibition ‘1. Color 2. Hole and 3. Joke. Selected works on paper’ at Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna, Austria. Drawing became fashionable in the 18th century, when it left the confines of the artist’s studio to enter a broader field of discourse, culture, politics, and social life. This transformation was most evident in France, where drawing was significantly and influentially repositioned and reconceptualized. This exhibition traces the emergence of the modern understanding of works on paper in multiple senses—as an autonomous form of expression, an index of the artist’s style, an object of aesthetic contemplation, and an epistemological tool. By exploring the artists’ interactions with paper rather than simply their use of the material as a basis, the exhibition considers works on paper as a means of conceptualization as well as a visual mode of thinking in and of itself. Focusing on the power of contemporary works on paper, this selection of work looks at how artists use drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory, thereby pushing the boundaries of the medium. The constitutive influence of Pop Art on their work is shared by all the artists represented in the show. Building on the achievements of Dadaism, the Pop artists began to parody the society on which their reactions were based. The Pop Art movement then sought to solidify the idea that art can draw from any source, that there is no cultural hierarchy to disrupt this. Presented in a fine art setting, the line between “high culture” and the quotidian becomes blurred. To assess the permanent conceptual impact on contemporary drawing, we must bear in mind some of the characteristics of contemporary art after Pop Art: Appropriation of cultural icons; use of vibrant, bright colors, irony, and satire; as well as innovative techniques like print, mixed media, and collage that reference its graphic nature. January 17 – March 7, 2020.

Hans-Peter Feldmann and Florian Pumhösl at Neues Museum, Nuremberg

Hans-Peter Feldmann and Florian Pumhösl take part in the group exhibition ‘Out of Order. Works from the Haubrok Collection, Part 2’ at Neues Museum in Nuremberg, Germany. Following on from Part 1, this second edition of ‘Out of Order’ offers a similarly extensive cross-section of the collection assembled by Barbara and Axel Haubrok. This time, ninety works by around fifty artists focus attention on a seminal figure in art: picture objects mounted on the wall. What is foregrounded here, forming the anchor point for many of the conceptual approaches featured in the show, is not what a picture shows but the fact that it always also shows itself as a material object in a specific context. January 17 – March 1, 2020.

Naama Tsabar at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, LA

Naama Tsabar’s solo exhibititon ‘Inversions’ is on show at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition title, Inversions, refers to a new body of work that is installed directly into the existing architecture of the gallery. Utilizing the shallow space behind the gallery’s walls, Inversion #1 and Inversion #2 assumes an overlooked space as a site of importance or a platform for action. Fusing together elements from guitars, harps, banjos, and violins, Tsabar creates an inverted instrument that relies on the contortions and penetrations of participants’ bodies for its activation. Inversion #2 includes a singing chamber, with holes and voids in the architecture for the voices of performers to fill. January 10 – February 22, 2020.

Omer Fast at Faurschou Foundation, New York

Omer Fast is part of the group exhibition ‘The Red Bean Grows in the South’  that is on show at  Faurschou Foundation in New York City. December 15, 2019 – April 11, 2020.

Jonathan Monk at CCA Tel Aviv

On the occasion of his solo exhibition ‘Exhibit Model Six – The Tel Aviv Version’ at CCA Tel Aviv, the artist will present the latest, sixth, iteration of a project called “Exhibit Model”. The idea for “Exhibit Model” was born of the artist’s desire to offer a new take on the conventional framework of realizing an art exhibition as well as budgetary constraints. Thus, the artist decided to replace a straightforward exhibition of objects with a 2D photo installation made up of a wallpaper presenting images of some of his previous exhibitions.  December 12, 2019 – Febraury 1, 2020.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Thomas Hirschhorn is part of the exhibition Installations from 25 Years of the Falckenberg Collection at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Falckenberg Collection, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg is presenting a comprehensive exhibition which will focus on installations and sculptures from the collection. The exhibition features some 100 works by over 60 internationally renowned artists. November 30 , 2019 – May 24, 2020.

Naama Tsabar at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Naama Tsaber is part of the group exhibition ‘Soft Architectures’ at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town which interrogates the intersection of architecture and structures of power and resistance. Through sculpture, drawing, print, lens-based media and performance, the work of seven artists each explore the subtle and overt ways in which architecture has been implicated into forms of racialised surveillance, segregated accessibility and the discipline and comportment of bodies, and in turn how architecture has been subverted towards forms of resistance such as strategic concealment and networks of defiance. November 28 – January 11, 2020

Shilpa Gupta’s MEIYW (My East is Your West) permanently on view at Rosemary Square in Palm Beach West

The led-light installation ‘MEIYW (My East Is Your West)’ by Shilpa Gupta will illuminate Rosemary Square in Florida permanently from now on. Known for using technologies and typefaces in her work, the installation features a sequence of letters, WMYEIAOSUTR, which light up successively. The pulsating light rearranges the letters to reveal the true meaning of the sentence, “My East Is Your West”, encouraging viewers to reflect upon social, political, and geographical boundaries and identities.

Simon Fujiwara at The Shed in New York

Simon Fujiwara’s work ‘Empathy I’ will be shown in the group exhibition “Manual Override” at The Shed alongside Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sondra Perry, Martine Syms and Morehshin Allahyari. In Manual Override the artists critique the social, cultural, and ethical issues embedded in emerging technological systems ranging from mass surveillance to predictive policing.  Working closely with a theme park ride production company, Simon Fujiwara has developed an immersive simulator ride experience for two people, who experience a ride through the real world as we experience it today: mediated daily through a flood of hyper-images, which has begun to collapse the very sense of reality with the images we consume. 13.11.19 – 12.1.20