Kelly Akashi

A Sieve Itself May Sieve @ Shanaynay, Jul 30 – Aug 20

29 July 2016

The A Sieve Itself May Sieve group exhibition is on at Paris’ Shanaynay, opening July 30 and running to August 20.

Featuring work by Kelly Akashi, Talia Chetrit, William King, and Tori Wrånes, the show’s press release comes with a heavily allusive text referring to the sieve as both functional tool, and metaphor for the paradox of the disembodied space and dispersed networked environments: “…a device which concurrently isolates and integrates that which it sieves”.

Of those involved, the Norwegian Wrånes works with sculpture and performance, presenting a solo exhibition called Drastic Pants at London’s Carl Freedman Gallery earlier this year.

See the Shanaynay website for details.**

Toni Wrånes, ‘Rickshaw Ballet’. Installation view. Courtesy the artist.
Toni Wrånes, ‘Rickshaw Ballet’. Installation view. Courtesy the artist.
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Made in L.A., Jun 12 – Aug 28

13 June 2016

The Made in L.A. biennial is running at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum, running June 12 to August 28.

This year’s theme is a, the, though, only, offered by the minimalist poet, Aram Saroyan whose most famous poem is the word ‘lighght’, and whose work for the biennial is this subtitle. Of the 26 artists and collectives selected, those to look out for include Martine SymsKelly AkashiEckhaus Latta, Guthrie Lonergan, Adam Linder and Dena Yago, who together give a sense of the variety of work being made in LA today.

Of the artists mentioned, Syms currently has an exhibition running at London’s ICA called Fact & Trouble, and Lonergan recently took part in the recently closed default group exhibition at LA’s Honor Fraser. Performance artist Linder took part in Frieze 2014, artist-designer duo Eckhaus Latta presented as part of this year’s Paramount Ranch and K-HOLE member Yago presented work at London’s Cell Project Space for the Columbidae group exhibition earlier this year.

See the Hammer Museum website for more details.**

Dena Yago, Do you Ever Feel like a Plastic Bag? (2014). Courtesy the artist and the Hammer Museum, LA
Dena Yago, ‘Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?’ (2014). Courtesy the artist and the Hammer Museum, LA.

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