The myths + fairytales around managing bodies in Alex Turgeon’s Good Housekeeping at Toronto’s Franz Kaka, Sep 8 – 30

, 8 September 2017
news

Alex Turgeon is presenting solo exhibition Good Housekeeping at Toronto’s Franz Kaka, opening September 8 and running to September 30.

The Berlin-based Canadian artist known for creating refined installations of subtle complexity alongside an associative writing practice, brings his ongoing investigation into systems used in the management of human and animal bodies by drawing parallels between rural and farm mythologies and anthropomorphic allegories in folk culture. 

One such illustrative text is excerpted in the press release, titled How to Build a Stable, and credited to one Donald R. Brann: “Those who neglect cleaning a stall daily soon discover the urine and droppings soften the earth floor.”

Drawing on his own personal history, which is then misrepresented and interpreted in relation to the agricultural and livestock industries, Turgeon repositions the visual language defining these existing structures to point to “broader systems of constraint within contemporary social relations.”

See the Franz Kaka website for details.**

Alex Turgeon, ‘Charon’s Obol’ (2016). Performance view. Courtesy Center, Berlin.

baby___asl makes the healing angel music of a Gemini via WhatsApp on ‘Bloom’ as part of CURL’s second compilation release

aqnb, 30 October 2020

Wilderness Years: Maria Minerva talks Estonia, the environment & elections as a newly naturalized American on AQNB’s Artist Statement podcast

Thursday

Dæmon & Endgame’s ‘530I’ closes a punishing bass & dance hall collaboration on EP DXE with an alluring metal aesthetic

aqnb, Thursday

Total Spiritual Processing: Post-industrial pioneer Drew McDowall & Caterina Barbieri on elegy, transference, & the psychedelia of Agalma

Matt Dell, Wednesday

Holly Childs & Gediminas Žygus navigate memory, illusion, & the tragicomedy of misinformation on the Metahaven-produced lyric video for ‘A Circle, A Spiral’

Wednesday

“How does your garden grow?” 3hd 2020’s ‘UNHUMANITY’ edition still thrives despite a relentless year of adverse conditions

Tuesday

Erotic consumerism & pop cultural debris in the silicon sculptural imaginings of Cajsa von Zeipel at New York’s Company Gallery

Monday

Cultivating cross-genre utopias: Los Angeles heavy synth duo S. Product talks speculative nostalgia & reclaiming community

Isabelle Harada, 22 October 2020

Post-Traumatic Everything: Jonnine Standish on her changing relationship to life, music & therapy on AQNB’s latest Artist Statement podcast

21 October 2020

Strengthening community outside of artworld constraints with the salon style Drawing a Blank group exhibition in Paris

19 October 2020

Gian Manik’s contrastive ‘Knock on the Door’ mix follows spooky paths & portals that scare off anything unseen in the distance

aqnb, 15 October 2020

BLOODZ BOI 血男孩 enlists bod [包家巷] & Tohji on the solemn pop ballad ‘across the sea my dreams are born in silence’ that provokes shared introspection

aqnb, 15 October 2020

Queer transformational states & the emotional edges of metal in the dance & digital collage of Eve Stainton’s Rubby Sucky Forge in London

15 October 2020

“Liquid is everywhere.” On reckoning with our own seepages in response to pandemic & June Lam’s Squeeze series created during lockdown

Rebecca Jagoe, 13 October 2020

Entering a post-industrial dreamscape in the urban waterways of LA with the From Dallas to Baum Bridge offsite exhibition curated by Anna Frost

12 October 2020