Marianne Vlaschits‘ solo exhibition *a disturbance travelling through a medium* is on at Berlin’s DUVE, opening September 16 and running to October 29.
Curated by Karim Crippa, the exhibition press release, written by Penny Rafferty, describes a speculative future where life on mars is ruled by a matriarchal system that respects the arts and leaves behind “the macho matter and their binary tech gadgets” of patriarchal earth.
For*a disturbance travelling through a medium* the Austrian artist will transform the DUVE gallery space into a woman-run futuristic spaceship, based on the theory that women are engineered for cosmic travel, based on a cosmic bias towards the assumption that they are lighter and consume less calories than men.
Delmar, who founded Debora Delmar Corp. (also known as DD) in New York in 2011, has created a fictional juice brand called MINT, after the acronym Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, a term popularized by Jim O’Neill from global investment banking organisation Goldman Sachs. This was under the premise that these countries will become the future economic powers, which —as the press release notes —does not necessarily reflect the current social, economic and political conflict happening there.
The show will combine corporate and organic aesthetics as the official head quarters of MINT, offering the promise of a dream lifestyle in its guise.
Art Cologne is on again, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary and running in the German city April 13 and 17.
Last year mid-April was extremely busy so we wrote this, and picked out a couple of names like Katja Novitskova, Daniel Keller and Slavs and Tatars who contributed to the overall line up of the oldest art fair in the world.
DUVE Berlin opens a solo show of new works by Argentinian painter Ivan Comas, titled Days Go By and running from November 6 to December 18.
The launch marks Comas’ first solo show in a European gallery, created during his stay in Berlin using industrial materials like cement and household paint in combination with photography and UV printing.
For the Buenos Aires-born, Paris-educated and LA- and Berlin- based artist, the “construction and deterioration of metropolitan cities” is often both the starting point and the theme, and the abstracted and textured canvases show a kind of struggle between green spaces and urban landscapes.
Another great solo show by French artist Marguerite Humeau is opening up this week, with *Echoes* running at Berlin’s DUVE from April 30 to June 6.
Her last exhibition in Berlin, Horizons, took over Import Projects with one of the best openings of the year, and she returns to the city with another feat of the imagination. In *Echoes*, we are told, the walls of DUVE are streaked with a yellow pigment as part of Humeau’s ‘Black Mamba’ installation. The pigment, sourced in Florida, contains 2 grams of fatally poisonous venom.
In front of the deadly mural are Humeau’s signature varnished white polystyrene sculptures. They too will participate in the toxic exchange of Humeau’s imagining: they will spend the next six weeks, “calmly generating potions and toxins – agonists and antagonists – as in the case of ‘Wadjet (King Cobra)’, which is engineered to produce its own antidote [and] ‘Sobek (Muhammad Ali)’[which] produces resilient alligator blood on an industrial scale”.