Gabriele De Santis

GRANPALAZZO 2016, May 28 – 29

26 May 2016

Independent international art fair GRANPALAZZO 2016 is on in at Zagarolo’s Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi, running May 28 to 29.

Now in its second year running, the fair is showing 28 artists represented by 28 galleries in the Italian town, situated outside of a major city centre and the global art circuit. Rather than presenting booths, artists from Belgium, Canada, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland and the United States will show their work in dialogue with the  17th century Borghese palace to, as the press release states, “create a succession of poetic visions, styles, research”.

Some artists worth a mention include Anna BarhamBrian KokoskaPiotr ŁakomyDaniele Milvio, Hamish Fulton and Maryam Jafri, represented by Arcade, ValentinAntoine Levi, Hester, Espaivisor and Laveronica, respectively.

The weekend programme will also feature a range of live initiatives including performances, educational workshops and a bookshop, as well as a special project by Gabriele De Santis and a presentation of GIFs from smART – polo per l’arte‘s Stop and Go exhibition including Lorna Mills and Carla Gannis, among others.

See the GRANPALAZZO website for details.**

Header image: Brian Kokoska, PoisonIV (2015). Installation view. Photo by Sylvie Chan Liat. Installation view. Courtesy Galerie Valentin, Paris.

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Gabriele de Santis @ joségarcía ,mx, Apr 1

1 April 2016

Gabriele de Santis is presenting Spin like earth, brew like matcha at Mexico City’s joségarcía ,mx, opening April 2.

There is no information on the nature of the event beyond the title, the opening date and an image of a table tennis player starting a serve with a miniature globe but, given the Rome-based artist’s previous exhibitions at Italian Cultural Institute and the YEAH AND LOOK WHERE IT GOT US! group show at Mon Chéri, the object-fetish of the hybridised online-offline middle space that de Santis’ sculptures and installations inhabit might continue to be a feature.

joségarcía ,mx, meanwhile, was recently host to Yves Scherer’s exceptional Snow White and the Huntsman exhibition, running during Material Art Fair 2016 in February.

See the FB event page for details.**

Gabriele De Santis, 'Pumpkin Gets a Snakebite' (2014). Courtesy DEPART Foundation, Los Angeles.
Gabriele De Santis, ‘Pumpkin Gets a Snakebite’ (2014). Courtesy DEPART Foundation, Los Angeles.
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Frieze 2015 recommendations, Oct 14 – 17

12 October 2015

London’s Frieze Art Fair, running October 14 to 17, brings a new programming addition this year with the Reading Room, allowing visitors to browse and buy a curated selection of some of the best international art publications in a new space designed specifically for the programme by the Frieze architects.

A number of the publications participating at the Reading Room have put together a schedule of events for the fair featuring a group of artists, editors and contributors. They include a conversation with Rachel Rose (winner of the second Frieze Artist Award) and Laura McLean-Ferris, a panel discussion launching Kaleidoscope’s new ART&SEX issue, a temporary tattoo shop by George Henry Longly, Gabriele De Santis and Michael Manning and a conversation with LEAP editor-in-chief and curator of Art Post-Internet, Robin Peckham and artist Zhang Ding.

There’s the book launch of Patrick Staff‘s eponymous project The Foundation, Morgan Quaintance is among the speakers at ‘The End(s) of Post-Internet Art’, and artists Nicholas Hatfull and Holly White are presenting PRET DISCO.

As a response to increasing interest in live work, Frieze London had also launched its own Frieze Live section in 2014, creating a space in the fair for the exhibition and sale of active and performance-based works, and among the six galleries presenting live works this year is Amalia Ulman of Arcadia Missa

That’s just scratching the surface though, and here are some of our top Frieze 2015 recommendations for this week:

PROJECTS

The Smart Home by ÅYR

Rachel Rose

The Social Life of the Book by castillo/corrales

TALKS

Energy as Clickbait: Douglas Coupland in conversation with Emily Segal, Oct 14

Anicka Yi in conversation with Darian Leader, Oct 15

Bad. Planetary-scale. Delicious: Metahaven in conversation with Justin McGuirk, Oct 16

Off-Centre: Can Artists Still Afford to Live in London?, Oct 16

EXHIBITORS

The fair also brings more exhibitors than is wise to recount (without separate links to the exhibitors on their exhibitor page) but some of the ones we are watching out for include: Allied Editions, as well as Antenna SpaceCarlos/Ishikawa, C L E A R I N GCroy Nielsen, The Breeder, Project Native Informant and The Sunday Painter.

See a more booth picks below:

Main

303 Gallery, New York
The Approach, London
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
The Breeder, Athens
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Buchholz, Berlin
Cabinet, London
Canada, New York
dépendance, Brussels
Hollybush Gardens, London
Ibid., London
MOT International, London
Peres Projects, Berlin
Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Rampa, Istanbul
Rodeo, London
Salon 94, New York
Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Standard (Oslo), Oslo
The Third Line, Dubai
Vilma Gold, London

Focus

47 Canal, New York
Antenna Space, Shanghai
Bureau, New York
Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Clearing, New York
Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Grey Noise, Dubai
High Art, Paris
Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Project Native Informant, London
Société, Berlin
Stereo, Warsaw
The Sunday Painter, London **

Header image: Rachel Rose, ‘A Minute Ago’ (2014). Video still. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London.

 

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Gabriele de Santis @ Italian Cultural Institute, Oct 13 – 24

10 October 2014

London’s Italian Cultural Institute is bringing in artist Gabriele De Santis for a solo show, titled On the Run and running at the art space from October 13 to 24.

The exhibition, put on by the online art platform, Artuner, explores the seeping effects of social media and its relation to motion and movement echoed in the title of the show (and nodding gently both in the direction of Beyonce and Jay Z’s recent tour and to Cali-style skate culture).

De Santis does this through painted marble panels, double-metamorphosized, first geologically when created out of liquid magma, and then semiotically when transposed into the language of social media. He also does it through skateboard rails covered in t-shirts, backpacks ‘high-fiving’ each other, and canvases equipped with skate wheels.

See the Artuner exhibition page for details. **

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