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Adel Abdessemed featured at Tel Aviv Museum of Art group show

Dvir Gallery is proud to announce that Adel Abdessemed is part of the HEY! DID YOU KNOW THAT ART DOES NOT EXIST. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection: From Dada to Now group exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Presentation of the exhibition: Over the past five decades, Sylvio Perlstein (raised in Rio de Janeiro, living between Belgium, France and the USA) has collected works by prominent 20th-century artists. This personal collection traces artists and trends that made the 20th century into an avant-garde, complex and experimental century. It includes Dada and Surrealist artists, abstract and conceptual art, minimalism, pop art, arte povera, contemporary art and more, as well as a uniquely extensive and outstanding collection of photography. The exhibition presents, for the first time in Israel, over one-hundred works from this rare collection, among them works that have become iconic and metonymic of the 20th century. Guest curator: David Rosenberg Curator: Noa Rosenberg Exhibition: 27.07.2021 – 8.01.2022 Exhibition opening: 27.07.2021

Screening of Dor Guez’s video ‘Samira’ on the Artis website

Artis invites you to view (Sa)Mira, a video work by artist Dor Guez, screening on the Artis website now through September 30, 2021. (Sa)Mira is a portrait of a young Palestinian woman named Samira, who recounts the discrimination she’s encountered in Jerusalem, which left her feeling humiliated and displaced within her birth country. In the video, the camera is directed at Samira, the artist’s cousin who is named after their grandmother. Samira sits relaxed on a soft couch, and gently prompted by Guez, portrays her innermost self through the subtle mannerisms of her body language. As the conversation between her and Guez unfolds, it reveals the hidden entanglements within everyday routines that come from being a Palestinian citizen in Israel. This screening is part of “Interregnum: between emergence and contamination,” an exhibition in the form of an online publication and film series that was developed by curator Patricia Margarita Hernández during her participation in the Artis Curatorial Residency Program in 2020. Every two weeks, a new film will be added to the online exhibition, which is viewable on the Artis website through September 30, 2021.

Dor Guez, group exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York

“Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine,” on view at the Jewish Museum through July 11, is an exhibition about the golden age of magazine publishing. Inspired by this exhibition and the power of photography today, the Museum invited artists and curators to select a photograph that changed their lives and transformed the way they look.
“Photography allows us to revisit history,” says Guez, “emphasizing the importance of archival photographs in uncovering stories that have not been told.”
Until 11.07.2021

Review of Yudith Levin’s show ‘This Painter Is the Purest Voice in Israeli Art’

Read the review in Haaretz by Ouzi Zur of Yudith Levin’s solo show at Dvir Gallery Tel Aviv ‘Really and Truly’, open until Saturday 10th of July, 2021. Yudith Levin is the purest and truest voice in Israeli art, and yet hers is a humble and self-questioning voice, never arrogant, vulnerable but powerful and, in her own way, brave – and all that is in addition to her rare skill in the plastic arts. Her voice is also very local (Levin lives and creates in Moshav Ein Vered, where she was born in 1949), and incomparably sensitive to the world around her, with all its flaws and beauty.

Latifa Echakhch and seeing things as if they’re vibrating. An interview with CFA

Latifa Echakhch’s latest interview with Haseeb Ahmed has been published on Conceptual Fine Arts. Latifa Echakhch on her upcoming pavilion at the Venice Biennale, her recent inclusion in the Swiss Institute board, and intimate artwork. Using personal anecdotes or objects to activate our own memories and dreams, Latifa Echakhch’s work transforms life into a suspended theatre set. Born in Morocco and based between Paris and Matigny in Switzerland, Echakhch consistently shows her work internationally. She is currently working towards a solo exhibition representing Switzerland at the 2022 Venice Biennale. Having first met at La Becque artist residency in Switzerland, Haseeb Ahmed and Latifa Echakhch have continued their dialogue during the past few years, notably during Echakhch’s exhibitions in Belgium at Dvir Gallery, Brussels and BPS22, Charleroi. The full interview is available here.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces Holocaust memorial gift, sculpture acquisition of Ariel Schlesinger’s Ways to say Goodby

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced a major gift from The Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids in order to establish the first Holocaust memorial in Grand Rapids, anchored by Ariel Schlesinger’s Ways to Say Goodbye. This gift is made possible by a donation from the Pestka Family in memory of their father Henry, the survivors who settled in Western Michigan and the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. “Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is highly honored and very pleased to receive this significant and meaningful gift to acquire Ariel Schlesinger’s monumental sculpture Ways to Say Goodbye,” said David Hooker, President & CEO of Meijer Gardens. “The sculpture will be installed in 2022 and dedicated in memory of Henry Pestka and the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. We are deeply grateful for this gift adding such an important work of art to our permanent collection. Our members and guests will forever benefit from this extraordinary gift which will serve to educate and promote peace.” continued Hooker. Ways to Say Goodbye is a twenty-foot-tall aluminum cast of a fig tree that has shards of glass inserted among the branches. It is an exceptional work of contemporary sculpture dealing with themes of profound loss and grief and will serve to memorialize the millions of people who perished in the Holocaust and the Holocaust survivors of Western Michigan.  

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

Simon Fujiwara ‘Who the Baer’ at Fondazione Prada / exhibition review in FRIEZE

‘Conceived during the first COVID-19 lockdown, ‘Who the Bær’, Simon Fujiwara’s current solo exhibition at Fondazione Prada, is the artist’s response to spending the past year living in a world almost entirely mediated by on-screen imagery. Overwhelmed by a period marked not only by the pandemic but also crucial social change, the artist sought refuge in drawing and collage, combining his own original characters with photographs and news stories culled from the internet – from Elon Musk’s space launch to the Black Lives Matter protests. In Milan, Fujiwara has extended this practice, creating a site-specific installation overflowing with collages, drawings, mixed-media sculptures and stop-motion animations dedicated to the adventures of an adorable cartoon bear that lends the exhibition its name. The result is a superbly entertaining, wildly inventive show, which sees viewers embark on a fairy-tale journey through a bear-shaped labyrinth made from cardboard.’ Continue reading ANA VUKADIN’s ‘Simon Fujiwara’s ‘Cartoonified’ Quest for Identity’ exhibition review here