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Naama Tsabar in KinoSaito

Dvir Gallery is happy to announce the installation and performance of the Melodies of Certain Damage, Opus 5 by Naama Tsabar in KinoSaito. The exhibition is open from May 14-21with the performances on Saturdays, May 14th and May 21st at 1pm and 3pm. “Across the gallery, shattered pieces of guitars form a landscape of musical debris suggestive of the violent breaks and crashes that came before. In fact, Tsabar has broken the instruments in her studio and documented each piece as it fractured. In painstakingly re-creating the aftermath of the breaks on the KinoSaito gallery floor, she forms a new sculptural work from the destruction. And by joining the fragments together with guitar and piano strings, she suggests the possibility of a new sonic landscape.” What is more, KinoSaito will hold all-day screenings of two of Tsabar’s video works: Untitled (Babies), 2008 on May 15th, and Stranger, 2017 on May 22, both of which further explore the artist’s appropriation of musical instruments for their conceptual potential in relation to power, intimacy, and agency.

Latifa Echakhch at Venice Biennale

Dvir Gallery is delighted to announce details of the Pavilion of Switzerland exhibition at the 59ᵗʰ International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition titled The Concert, is conceived by Latifa Echakhch, in collaboration with percussionist and composer Alexandre Babel and curator Francesco Stocchi. Gloomy remnants of art fill the first space, where visitors set out on a counterclockwise journey through time. In each room, the atmosphere changes – time runs backwards, from broad daylight to the evening before. Ever more recognizably inspired by folk sculpture and customs, the sculptures, filling the whole space, are increasingly veiled by a spreading darkness. These are scenes of impermanence, of catharsis, with which installation artist Latifa Echakhch captivates visitors of the Pavilion of Switzerland at this year’s Biennale Arte, scenes that bring to the fore the cycle of life in a multi-layered and complex way. Most of the material used for the exhibition is itself part of a transformation, recycled from previous biennales. Between ritual and rhythm The artist Latifa Echakhch, who lives in Switzerland, evokes the ritual fires that are common in many cultures. They include the lighting of straw dolls for the St. John’s fire, which is supposed to protect against demons and diseases around the solstice at the end of June or, in Switzerland, the burning of the “Böögg” on Zurich’s Sechseläutenplatz to bid farewell to the winter season. Fire is always both the end and the beginning on a constantly turning wheel of time. Latifa Echakhch also enters into a dialogue with the building designed by Bruno Giacometti in 1951. The artist revisits its architectural program and appropriates the entirety of its spaces, exploring their relationship to light and the different sounds that emerge from them. The exhibition plays with harmonies and dissonances, with the mixed feelings of expectation, fulfilment and disappearance. The sculptures are part of an orchestrated and enveloping experience, a rhythmic and spatial proposal that allows viewers to experience a fuller perception of time and of their own body. “We want visitors to leave the exhibition with the same feeling they have when they come out of a concert. That this rhythm, those fragments of memory, still echo,” says Latifa Echakhch. “The Biennale is an eruption of artistic greatness every time. A wave that culminates in a cathartic grandeur only to then recede, leaving a deserted landscape of abandoned buildings.” Through the exhibition, Latifa Echakhch raises the question whether art, similar to music, only begins to exist once silence and emptiness take over. Project book and record The exhibition will be accompanied by a record and a book functioning as a reflection of the discussions that guided the project. The book presents archival material, interviews and critical texts, including theoretical considerations around sound, rhythm and the notion of a total work of art. As such, it will constitute an additional dimension in the understanding of the exhibition. Latifa Echakhch is co-represented by Dvir Gallery, kamel mennour, kaufmann repetto and Pace Gallery. Please take note of the following dates for your calendar: The preview days of the Biennale di Venezia will take place from 20 to 22 April 2022. (Admission with preview ticket for invited guests and professional audience only). The Biennale Arte will run from 23 April to 27 November 2022.

Adel Abdessemed solo exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum, Shangaï

Dvir Gallery is delighted to announce Adel Abdessemed’s upcoming solo exhibition in Rockbund Art Museum, Shangaï, from 22 April to 14 August, 2022. Adel Abdessemed probes the wounds of our present. His art, which spans the media of drawing, video, sculpture, poetry, sound, and installation, unfolds as a powerful experience of opposing materials, emotions, and concepts. Titled An Imperial Message after Franz Kafka’s short parable, the exhibition features 44 pieces of work by the artist, among which 12 are newly created. Collectively, the works on view carve out an introspective journey, inviting audience to reflect upon the violence pervading the contemporary world we inhabit and confront our own profound feelings, fears, and desires.   find out more here

Simon Fujiwara’s Who The Bær Is Coming to a Billboard Near You

Dvir Gallery is happy to share that Simon Fujiwara has come together with digital art and culture platform CIRCA to bring his art from the walls of museums to the most famous billboards around the world.

Throughout the month of April, viewers will be able to follow Who the Bær, a cartoon protagonist by Fujiwara, as he pops up in prominent spaces across various cities.

In order to fund this free display of art, Simon Fujiwara has also created two new artworks (shown above) available exclusively through CIRCA.ART. These are hand-signed silkscreen prints limited to 22 editions and time-limited edition prints, available until midnight 30th April 2022.

To see if Who the Bær is coming to a city near you, check out the places they will be shown below. Who will be broadcast every day at 20:22 throughout the month in these locations. Also, head over to the Highsnobiety Shop to check out our collection with the artist.

Berlin — Limes, Kurfürstendamm

London — Piccadilly Lights

Los Angeles — Pendry West Hollywood

Melbourne — Fed Square

Milan — Luxottica, Piazzale Cadorna

New York — Luxottica, Times Square

Seoul — Coex K-Pop  Square

Online — CIRCA.ART

Dvir gallery Paris – festive opening of the new space

Save The Date – April 7th 2022 We are delighted to announce the opening of Dvir Gallery Paris, April 7th, 13 Rue des Arquebusiers, 75003. Our new location, in the heart of the historical Marais District is a natural extension of the gallery’s activities and promotion of our artists. This third location will join the Tel Aviv and Brussels venues and will emphasize the special ties and connection the gallery has had, since its beginnings, with the French cultural milieu, collaborating with artists, artistic institutions as well as private collections. ‘Espèces d’espaces’ (Species of Spaces and Other Pieces) – our first exhibition, an homage to the writer Georges Perec will open on Thursday, April 7th. Participating artists: Adel Abdessemed, Miroslaw Balka, Marianne Berenhaut, Mircea Cantor, Simon Fujiwara, Douglas Gordon, Dor Guez, Yudith Levin, David Maljkovic, Gustav Metzger, Jonathan Monk, Florian Pumhösl, Ariel Schlesinger, Naama Tsabar We will be welcoming guests through 18:00 – 21:00. Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 19:00
Tel Aviv, Bruxelles et aujourd’hui Paris. La galerie Dvir est heureuse de vous annoncer l’ouverture de son nouvel espace à Paris, 13 Rue des Arquebusiers, 75003. Situé en plein cœur du Marais historique, ce lieu constitue la suite naturelle de notre engagement avec les artistes, le troisième dédié à la mise en valeur de leur travail. Cette troisième galerie dédiée à la mise en valeur de leur travail incarne les relations étroites que nous avons tissées avec le monde culturel français par notre implication dans de nombreux projets ainsi que par nos différentes collaborations avec les artistes, les collections particulières ou les institutions publiques et privées. La galerie ouvre ses portes le jeudi 7 avril 2022, 18:00 – 21:00, avec une exposition hommage à l’écrivain Georges Perec, « Espèces d’espaces ». L’espace de notre vie n’est ni continu, ni infini, ni homogène, ni isotrope (…). Le problème n’est pas d’inventer l’espace, encore moins de le réinventer (…), mais de l’interroger, ou, plus simplement encore, de le lire. Adel Abdessemed, Miroslaw Balka, Marianne Berenhaut, Mircea Cantor, Simon Fujiwara, Douglas Gordon, Dor Guez, Yudith Levin, David Maljkovic, Gustav Metzger, Jonathan Monk, Florian Pumhösl, Ariel Schlesinger, Naama Tsabar. Heures d’ouverture de la galerie: Mardi – Samedi : 12:00 – 19:00

“Pourquoi le précaire est le futur ?” – Conférence de Thomas Hirschhorn

“Nous sommes ravi.e.s d’accueillir Thomas Hirschhorn au 6b pour 2h de conférences où il présentera essentiellement ses travaux “Présence et Production” qu’il a réalisé soit dans l’espace public, soit dans des institutions. Au fil des ans, Hirschhorn a créé plus de soixante-dix œuvres dans l’espace public, interrogeant l’autonomie, la paternité et la résistance d’une œuvre d’art, et affirmant le pouvoir de l’art de toucher et de transformer l’autre. “Je veux utiliser l’art comme un outil pour établir un contact avec l’Autre – c’est une nécessité – et je suis convaincu que le seul contact possible avec l’Autre se passe “Un à Un”, en tant qu’égal.” Grâce à son expérience de travail dans l’espace public, Hirschhorn a développé ses propres lignes directrices de «présence et production» en étant présent et en produisant sur place tout au long de ses projets. « Être ‘présent’ et ‘produire’ signifie faire une déclaration physique, ici et maintenant. Je crois que ce n’est que par la présence – ma présence – et que par la production – ma production – que mon travail peut avoir un impact dans l’espace public ou dans un lieu public.”

The Morning After. Douglas Gordon at the Giacometti Institute

Dvir Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of ‘The Morning After’, a show of Douglas Gordon at the Institut Giacometti in Paris, on April 20, 2022. The Giacometti Institute involves Douglas Gordon in its activities for one year. For the first time an institution dedicated to modern art is inviting a contemporary artist to be associated with its activities and to intervene throughout the year. On 24 April 2020, an exhibition of the contemporary artist Douglas Gordon, ‘The Morning After’, was due to open at the Giacometti Institute, putting original works by the artist and Alberto Giacometti’s works side by side. The health circumstances linked to the Covid crisis19 unfortunately did not allow this opening and the exhibition had to be delayed for a year. This postponement gave rise to the desire to imagine a different kind of long-term companionship with the artist in the form of a “residency” by associating Douglas Gordon with his activities until April 2021. This unprecedented collaboration, planned for one year, will be punctuated by impromptu interventions, dissemination, exchanges and meetings on the Foundation’s website, in the spaces of the Institute or its partners. Curator : Christian Alandete Finissage: June 12, 2022

Naama Tsabar at EXPO CHICAGO

Dvir Gallery is happy to share that Naama Tsabar is featured at the group show ‘IN/SITU’ of EXPO CHICAGO open throughout the fair. The show was curated by Marcella Beccaria of the Castello di Rivoli.

Etti Abergel: Arouse Love

Dvir Gallery is happy to annouce the opening of the new show of Etti Abergel in the New Gallery Artists’ Studios in Jerusalem. The Arouse Love opens on March 31, 2022 at 20.00.