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Bri Williams in Capc Bordeaux

Dvir Gallery is delighted to share that Bri Williams is featured at the group exhibition Barbe à Papa at the Capc Bordeaux. The exhibition is on display until May 14, 2023. In Capc’s nave, Barbe à Papa (French for cotton candy or candy floss) is an exhibition that could be defined as a travelling fairground’s shadow, slowed down and in the process of dismantling. The exhibition gathers works by more than 50 artists – sculpture, installation, video, painting and performance – sharing material, formal or cultural ties with fairgrounds’ components. Artworks are thus made from air, electricity, steel and plastic but also sugar and oil.

Latifa Echakhch: ‘The Concert’ record premiere

Dvir Gallery is delighted to share the release of the record accompanying Echakhch‘s exhibition, ‘The Concert’, at the Swiss Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. The event takes place at the pavilion on November 26, 2022. The curatorial team of the Swiss Pavilion is pleased to invites you to a weekend of sound performances to celebrate the end of Latifa Echakhch’s exhibition, “The Concert”, at the 59th Venice Biennale of Art, as well as the release of the eponymous album co-written by Alexandre Babel and Latifa Echakhch.

The vinyl record “The Concert” is officially released during this same weekend in the presence of Félicia Atkinson and Bartolomé Sanson, the co-founders of Shelter Press. This object is a complementary and inseparable partner piece to the exhibition and its catalog, the latter having been published in April 2022 by Sternberg Press.

The concluding phase of the project, the record appears only after the closing of the exhibition, because it is the resonance of its sensory score. It reactivates the experience of the physical journey of the installation, without imposing itself as a transcription or an illustration. Through its texture, its temporality and its totality, the record stands as a resonance of the rhythms that have structured the pavilion, the harmonies that have composed it and the sounds that have traversed it.

Dor Guez at VIDEONALE.19

Dvir Gallery is delighted to announce that Dor Guez was among the 27 artists selected for the 19th edition of VIDEONALE, the festival of video and time-based art. The exhibition is going to open on March 31, 2023 at Kunstmuseum Bonn, in Germany.

Latifa Echakhch: ‘The Concert’ catalogue

Dvir Gallery is happy to announce the publishing of the exhibition catalogue of Latifa Echakhch‘s solo exhibition, ‘The Concert’, representing Switzerland at this year’s Venice Biennale. Catalogue of the Swiss Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022 Foreword by Madeleine Schuppli With contributions by Alexandre Babel, François J. Bonnet, Raphaël Brunner, Antoine Chessex, Alvin Curran, Latifa Echakhch, Maxime Guitton, Emanuele Quinz, Jonathan Sterne, Francesco Stocchi, Salomé Voegelin, Juliette Volcler A lifelong relation to sound and music underlies Latifa Echakhch’s work. On the occasion of her representation of the Swiss Pavilion for the 59th Venice Biennale, she has edited a volume on sound, memory, and perception. In the book, images of her installation in the Swiss Pavilion, The Concert, accompany writings by the artist and by Alexandre Babel and Francesco Stocchi, the co-curators of the pavilion. The volume also includes interviews with and collected texts by François J. Bonnet, Emanuele Quinz, Maxime Guitton, Alvin Curran, Salomé Voegelin, Antoine Chessex, Jonathan Sterne, Juliette Volcler, and Raphaël Brunner. Confronting knowledge, reflection, and intuition, their combined concert of thoughts confirms how sound and music—and their absence—play a crucial role in our physical and cultural perception of the world, and how they allow us to expand our bodily and cognitive experience. This book is one of the three parts of the Swiss Pavilion; the other two are the installation and a vinyl edition of the piece composed by Alexandre Babel. June 2022, English/French 23.4×31.2 cm, 288 pages, softcover ISBN 978-3-95679-648-7 Design NORM, Zurich

Thomas Hirschhorn in Leipzig

Dvir Gallery is happy to share that Thomas Hirschhorn is featured at the new group exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, Germany. The exhibition, On the Edges – Artistic Morphoses, is on view between October 13 and December 10, 2022. The exhibition explores the question of how artists, in relation to their environment, create their own worlds through care practices and resilience strategies. Based on the artistic processes used for this purpose, it designs an exemplary network of relationships to enable an involving, reciprocal encounter. The exhibition is accompanied with a contemplative intervention by Thomas Hirschhorn: Thomas Hirschhorn and trans | discipline Simone Weil denʞkollektiv: Starting point at Simone Weil–Map Thursday, 10.11.2022, 7-8:30 pm HGB gallery for further information, click here.  

New artist book by Jonathan Monk

Dvir Gallery is happy to share that Three Star Books published a new limited edition artist book of Jonathan Monk. The volume (signed, numbered, 36 pages, 30,5×30,5 cm, Black Indian ink on paper, Silkscreened cover, Slipcase) is titled BLACK SABBATH and is limited to 20 copies. For further information and to purchase the book, please click here. For “BLACK SABBATH”, a limited edition volume published at Three Star Books, Jonathan Monk has decided to throw a BLACK SABBATH fan tee shirt, soaked in black Indian Ink, onto paper. The stained sheets were then folded as pages to compose a book. With this simple and direct gesture, Monk connects with the history of action painting: from the Gutai group, Yves Klein’s Anthropometry Performances to Nikki de Saint Phalle’s series of “tirs à la carabine”… As all artistic performance that produces a trace or a souvenir of its own action, Jonathan Monk’s “Black Sabbath” and “Heavy Metal Paintings” are very expressive, delicate and seductive. The viewer projects in “Black Sabbath” and “Heavy Metal Paintings” its very own experience and knowledge of heavy metal music and its inherent roughness and power as well as the history of action painting. “BLACK SABBATH” by Jonathan Monk is a tribute to the great band that fueled the artist’s youth with raw power. Keith McMillan and The Bloomsbury Group created the iconic cover and logo of the revered album “Master Of Reality”. Monk is a fan for eternity.

Latifa Echakhch – Artist News

Dvir Gallery is delighted to share current group shows featuring the works of Latifa Echakhch. Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet presents the show ‘Transformation-matière‘ until December 15. Curated by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, this exhibition draws a parallel to contemporary artists’ use of material transformation within their practice today and explores what a material itself can signify or symbolise when treated in a singular way. The origin of materials, their novelty, or a simple transformation reveal the emotional and narrative potential of each art object. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein shows the group exhibition ‘In the Context of the Collection: Brian O’Doherty. Phases of the Self‘ until January 15, 2023. In dialogue with works from the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein collection, the exhibition aims to show how O’Doherty’s oeuvre is embedded in and reflects and comments on the artistic, art critical and literary practices of our times. Kunsthal KAdE presents the show ‘Baksteen | Brick‘ until January 8, 2023. An ancient building material that occurs frequently in our environment for both the construction of walls and paving. The exhibition BAKSTEEN | BRICK pays tribute to this material with works by more than fifty artists, architects and designers from the Netherlands and abroad. In new and existing work they show the beauty and expressiveness of fired stone.

Simon Fujiwara at Prada Tokyo

Dvir Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of the next exhibition dedicated to the Who the Baer series 0f Simon Fujiwara. Fondazione Prada brings Who to its venue in Japan, the Prada Aoyama in Tokyo. The exhibition ‘Who the Baer’ is going to be on view from 15 October 2022 to 30 January 2023. The show is presented by Prada and organised with the support of Fondazione Prada. For more information, please visit the site of the exhibition.

Karen Russo at Brewers Towner International

Dvir Gallery is delighted to share that Karen Russo‘s video, Junkerhaus (2019) is featured at this year’s edition of the Brewers Towner International biennale. The exhibition open on October 15 and runs throughout till January 22, 2023. Following an open call, 23 artists were selected by an esteemed panel including Elizabeth Price (Turner Prize-winning artist), Sepake Angiama (Artistic Director, Iniva), and Noelle Collins (Exhibitions & Offsite Curator, Towner Eastbourne). 19 artists will be part of the exhibition and a further four, meanwhile, will present a concurrent public programme. SANCTUARY can be interpreted as a physical space, a place offering safe haven, asylum or refuge; it can be understood as an area or environment where endangered species are protected, diverse ecosystems flourish and life is preserved and it can also suggest a space of the imagination, a meditative mental space of solace and respite from the exterior world. The Brewers Towner Award of £10,000, sponsored by Brewers Decorator Centres, will also be given to one of the exhibiting artists alongside mentoring from the Towner team. For more information, click here. 

Sigalit Landau: The Burning Sea

Dvir Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of Sigalit Landau‘s solo show centered around the renowned salt works in the Israel Museum. The exhibition, The Burning Sea, opens on October 6, 2022 and is on view until June 17, 2023. For twenty years, Sigalit Landau has made art – both monumental and profoundly intimate – at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Inspired by this primal place, Landau creates works of great beauty that address fragile dualities: life and death, injury and healing, destruction and hope. The Burning Sea presents a selection of Landau’s Dead Sea artworks of the last two decades, from glittering salt-encrusted sculptures through video works and photographs. The exhibition also premieres a new video trilogy that relates to her idea of building a bridge over the lake, a project that has engaged Landau for many years, first emerging in her memorable installation at the 2011 Venice Biennale, which is represented here for the first time in Israel. Following Landau into the salt-saturated water and experiencing both the magnificence and the devastation of this endangered site, the exhibition closes on an optimistic note, with the hope that we can build a bridge over burning water.