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Lacrimae Rerum Part II – Review in Art Agenda

Tal Sterngast wrote a beautiful review on our show ‘Lacrimae Rerum’, Homage to Gustav Metzger – Part II, currently on view in our gallery space in Tel Aviv.

‘Memory, noted Marguerite Duras, is an attempt to escape the “horror of forgetting.” It is also, she argued, a failure: “You know you’ve forgotten, that’s what memory is.”1 The memory of the things we forget we call the unconscious. A group show at Tel Aviv’s Dvir Gallery, conceived in homage to Gustav Metzger and featuring works by Armando Andrade Tudela and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané alongside the late artist, traces the ways in which amnesia and memory constitute each other in the writing down of history.’ Read the full article on Art Agenda.

Adel Abdessemed interviewed by Shifting Vision on “Mon enfant”

Watch Adel Abdessemed’s interview for Shifting Vision on his sculpture “Mon enfant”. Adel Abdessemed’s ivory sculpture Mon enfant is based on a famous archival photograph taken in 1943 of a petrified young Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto. In a conversation with Shifting Vision, the artist elaborated on his process, and how he sees his work in relation to history, time, humanity, and immortality. ‘Mon enfant’ was created for Adel Abdessemed’s 2014 exhibition ‘Mon enfant’ in Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv

Jonathan Monk in ‘Goodbye, World’

Record high temperatures in the Arctic, rising sea levels, and erosion of rainforests leave no doubt: in the face of climate change, we risk saying goodbye to countless species of plants and animals, to islands and waterfront cities, and tragically to millions of people facing food insecurity from heat waves and droughts. In the midst of this catastrophe, contemporary art is saying farewell, too. Goodbye, World brings eco-friendly works by internationally-renowned artists to an ice floe in Arctic Sweden where they will remain until the ice melts and the artworks sink to the ocean floor. The project not only reacts to the consequences of global warming, it tentatively aligns itself with these outcomes and conceptually applies them in its presentation. The disappearance of art critiques an art industry that has been overly focused on the production and lucrative sales of works, while dealing in continuous visibility as a basis for commercial success. It is for this reason that Goodbye, World presents a scenario in which valuable works of art are “sunk” and removed from circulation indefinitely. Curated by Andreas Templin and Raimar Stange On view: February 14, 2021Until the ice melts

Thomas Hirschhorn at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND

‘Community of Fragments’ is a large-scale, site-specific installation by Thomas Hirschhorn that will transform a gallery of GL Strand, Copenhagen in February 2021. This labyrinthine ruin continues the artist’s interest in the relationship between creation and destruction. All visitors are invited to participate in the reconstruction of GL STRAND in a workshop centered in the middle of the exhibition. Here one can among other things create sculptures and two-dimensional works that contribute to the exhibition; but one can also use the workshop for dialogue and debate. With the exhibition Thomas Hirschhorn creates an artistic space that we are invited to occupy – again and again if you like. The artist has been documenting the installation of the exhibition, making a new video everyday. You can have a look through this link. « A ruin stands for a structural, an economical, a cultural, a political or a human failure. » – Thomas Hirschhorn

Dialogue with Simon Fujiwara, Alexandra Zapruder, and Mary Lee Webeck: Part 1

Blaffer Art Museum and Holocaust Museum Houston present a two-part dialogue with Simon Fujiwara, Alexandra Zapruder, and Mary Lee Webeck, Director of Education at Holocaust Museum Houston in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Simon Fujiwara: Hope House’. Friday, January 15, 2021 & Friday, February 19, 2021

Naama Tsabar at Ballroom Marfa

This fall Ballroom Marfa presents an outdoor exhibition entitled ‘unFlagging’ from October 2, 2020 through January 21, 2021 that features new commissions from eight noted artists. Each artist has created a flag accompanied by a sound-based work that will be on view individually for two weeks, rotating through each artist in the series from October to January. Artists include: Lisa Alvarado, Pia Camil, Jeffrey Gibson, Byron Kim, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hank Willis Thomas, Naama Tsabar, and Cecilia Vicuña. December 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021

Artist Talk: Simon Fujiwara (online)

In the context of Simon Fujiwara’s solo exhibition ‘Hope House’, Blaffer Art Museum and Dvir Gallery invites you to join us for an artist talk on December 12 (12:00 – 1:30pm CT). You can register via the following link for Zoom meeting information: https://bit.ly/39H5CL5