Pierre Huyghe

Manifesta 11, Jun 11 – Sep 18

10 June 2016

Roving European Biennial for Contemporary Art Manifesta 11 is on across venues in Zurich with the theme title ‘What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures’, running June 11  to September 18.

Curated by Christian Jankowski, the event features 30 artists from around the world reacting to the “diversity of social, political and geographical conditions in contemporary Europe”. It will take place across four venues, including Löwenbräukunst, Helmhaus, Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire and Pavillon of Reflections —a floating platform on Lake Zurich —and feature new works by the likes of Trisha Baga, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Coco FuscoVuk Ćosić, Daniel Kelly (DKUK), Simon Denny, and Aleksandra Domanović.

Other artists involved and worth noting include Fatima Al Qadiri & Khalid Al GharaballiMarguerite Humeau, Pierre Huyghe, Mark Leckey, Jill Magid, Jon Rafman, Frances Stark, Martine Syms, Pilvi Takala and more, all of whom will be contextualised by a historical exhibition co-curated by Jankowski and Francesca Gavin.

See the Manifesta 11 website for details.**

Pilvi Takala, Drive With Care, 2013, 13 min video, Courtesy of the artist and Carlos:Ishikawa.
Pilvi Takala, ‘Drive With Care’ (2013) @ Frieze 2013. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.

Header image: Pavillion of Reflections. Photo by WolfgangTraeger © Manifesta11, Zurich.

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1,000 ISLANDS @ Simon Lee Gallery, Nov 12 – Dec 21

10 November 2015

The 1,000 ISLANDS group exhibition is on at Hong Kong’s Simon Lee Gallery, opening November 12 and running to December 21.

Organised by Franklin Melendez and featuring artists Dora Budor, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Sean Raspet, Pamela Rosenkranz and Lucie Stahl, the exhibition press release offers a quote from Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species (1859), as a starting point:

“How have all those exquisite adaptations of one part of the organization to another part, and to the conditions of life, and of one distinct organic being to another being, been perfected? We see these beautiful co-adaptations most plainly in the woodpecker and mistletoe; and only a little less plainly in the humblest parasite which clings to the hairs of a quadruped or feathers of a bird; . . . in short, we see beautiful adaptations everywhere and in every part of the organic world.”

See the Simon Lee gallery website for details.**

Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product (2015) @ Venice Biennale Swiss Pavilion. Exhibition view. Photo by Megan Monte.
Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product (2015) @ Venice Biennale Swiss Pavilion. Exhibition view. Photo by Megan Monte.

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Grazed Images (2015) @ CAC Vilnius exhibition photos

23 September 2015

Is it hyperbole to, in the words of Boris Groys, call the digital image a visible copy of an invisible God? The people behind Grazed Images, a group exhibition running June 18 to August 9 and curated by Inesa Brašiškė at Vilnius’ Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), argues that it is not. “In this digitally driven world,” the press release states, “we are surrounded by images. An illusion prevails that we can get rid of them as soon as we switch off our computers and smartphones. However, images live long after we go offline: they transgress the realm of television and computer screens and enter our everyday world, albeit slightly grazed.”

'Grazed Images' (2015) Exhibition view. Contemporary Art Centre.
Grazed Images (2015), exhibition view. Contemporary Art Centre.

The group exhibition invites seven international artists to examine the power of the image in the contemporary world, but “the real task for them is to filter the images, to recognise the systems that images operate within, to follow their paths of circulation in the contemporary (art) world, to predict their abilities and the sociopolitical, aesthetic and ethical dimensions images acquire as they traverse different realms of reality”. Participating in this lofty endeavour were artists Hito Steyerl, Harun Farocki, Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Factum Arte, Gintaras Didžiapetris, and Seth Price. **

Exhibition photos, top right.

Grazed Images was on at Contemporary Art Centre from June 18 to August 9, 2015.

Header image: Grazed Images (2015), exhibition view. Contemporary Art Centre.

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