Temporal narratives + the annals of Western art in Quayola’s Fragments at bitforms, Feb 25 – Apr 9

23 February 2017

Quayola is presenting solo exhibition Fragments at New York’s bitforms gallery, opening February 25 and running to April 9.

Quayola‘s process “begins in the annals of Western art” where historical themes and technological apparatus are located and synthesized. The show will be a series of sculptures called ‘Laocoön Fragments’ and based on the Hellenistic sculpture ‘Laocoön and His Sons‘. 

Quayola, originally from Rome, explores the “grandeur and decay of ancient sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces that he encountered at an early age,” and the fluidity of temporal narratives.

See the bitforms website for details.**

Quayola, ‘Laocoön Fragment B_001.001’, (2016). Courtesy the artist + bitforms gallery, New York.
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Memory Burn @ Bitforms, Jul 10 – Aug 16

8 July 2015

bitforms gallery launches a new group exhibition titled Memory Burn, running at their New York space from July 10 to August 16.

Inspired by The Invention of Morel, a 1940 novel by Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares, Memory Burn observes the phenomena of mortality and death in relation to the technological advancement of recording devices, referring simultaneously to “unforgettable visions burned in the mind and to digital burning used to archive memories”.

The exhibition features the works of seven artists and artist collectives. Daniel Canogar will present ‘Enredos 1’, a large-scale photographic print depicting bodies tangled in wire, while Japanese artist duo exonemo will display works from their series Body Paint. Showing his work in the U.S. for the first time, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will present his ‘Level of Confidence’ project, commemorating the mass student kidnapping in Iguala, Mexico, and Sara Ludy will show her series of web based .gif animations Beaches.

Finally, Sarah Rothberg will has a virtual reality re-creation of her childhood home in ‘Memory/Place: My House’, Angela Washko will show her video series ‘Free Will Mode’, and Andrea Wolf is bringing her series of found super8 and 8mm films called ‘Unsolicited Memories; Archival Exercises’.

See the exhibition page for details. **

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Moving Image New York, Mar 6 – 9

6 March 2014

The New York edition of Moving Image is on at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Chelsea, running from March 6 to 9.

Things to check out include videos by Lorna Mills and Rollin Leonard from TRANSFER gallery, Daniel Canogar from Bitforms in New York, Liisa Lounila of AV-aarki in Finland and Vincent Broquaire from XPO gallery in Paris.

Plus there’s a world premiere by DataSpaceTime from Microscope Gallery and a screening of video art pioneer Nam Jun Paik‘s ‘Dog’.

See the Moving Image New York website for details. **

Header image: Moving Image New York 2013. © Etienne Frossard

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