Imran Perretta + Takeshi Shiomitsu @ Ffrigidaire, Dec 14

12 December 2014

Ffrigidaire curatorial platform is hosting its second show featuring artists Imran Perretta and Takeshi Shiomitsu at their Fernholme Rd. space on December 14.

The show, which is titled /marinate and features artwork by Perretta and writing by Shiomitsu, follows Ffrigidaire’s first show, Man Magnet Melancholy, which featured Abri de Swardt and Zoe Marden and ran from November 9, wrapping up a few days ago. The one-night-only show will be accompanied by a DJ set from SOUP BOYS (structuralviolence) and “ayurvedic punch on tap”, whatever that means.

Fittingly, Ffrigidaire leaves its press release bare-bones, writing only “There’s not much left that hasn’t already been claimed,” which, after reading somewhere close to an ad infinitum of press releases, sounds like the coldest, hardest truth.

See the FB event page for details. **

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Events + exhibition openings (Week Dec 7)

10 December 2014

With most of the last of the exhibitions for 2014 opening at the end of November, December kicks off the holidays with too many events to mention individually, so here’s a list. Special mentioned should go to Imran Perretta and Takeshi Shiomitsu‘s /marinate exhibition at FFrigidaire, several readings across the western world launching Holly Childs‘ second book Danklands and a talk including Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani at Banner Repeater.

There will also be performances from Dan Bodan and Benedict Drew in London, as well as another Lunch Bytes in Stockholm, another CREAMCAKE and a new V4ULT location in Berlin and a Nick DeMarco exhibition in New York. Pick a date and peruse at your leisure. **


Gaybar celebrates Leslie Feinberg @ Rye Lane Studios, Dec 10

Private Settings film screenings @ MoMA Warsaw, Dec 10

Shana Moulton performance @ SLG, Dec 10

E+E, Krysaor, Nkisi & Why Be @ Endless, Dec 10

The Locoemotive Lounge  @ Cafe Kaizen  Dec 10

* * * *  MOONSIGN// DUBAIS  //LANII //MSHR  @ XB * * * * *  @ Liebig 34, Dec 10

Holly Childs Danklands launches: London on Dec 9, Berlin on Dec 11, Melbourne on Dec 16 and Sydney on Dec 18

Unreliable Source reading installation @ DRAF, Dec 10

Tropical Waste: Lotic + Felicita @ The Waiting Room, Dec 11

INFRA_SPECTION @ The White Building, Dec 11

Skinhead: An Archive @ Ditto Press, Dec 11

Gravy Party @ Apiary Studios Dec 12

Galavant Evenings  @ Stephen House, Dec 12

Lunch Bytes Life: Feminism @ Tensta Konsthall, Dec 12

Dan Bodan @ Birthdays, Dec 12

Algorithms, Zerowork, and Planning @ Banner Repeater, Dec 12

The Rare Earth Medicine Show @ Troy Town Art Pottery, Dec 12

/// A Weekend of Schizo-Culture /// @ Space, Dec 12 – 13

Kernel – Enclosures (First attempt) @ V4ULT, Dec 13

Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin, Dec 13

CREAMCAKE presents E+E &c @ Südblock, Dec 13

Beyond the Rocks @ Kazachenko’s Apartment, Dec 13

Poverty Failure Rejection @ MilMa, Dec 13

Mulled wine @ Maria Stenfors, Dec 13

Benedict Drew @ Café OTO, Dec 14


Vincent Broquaire @ XPO Gallery, Dec 11

Go Mango ~ Pt.1 @ Caustic Coastal, Dec 11 – 21

Chris Lux @ Jupiter Woods, Dec 12 – Jan 4

Nick DeMarco @ Interstate, Dec 13

Imran Perretta & Takeshi Shiomitsu: /marinate @ FFrigidaire, Dec 14

Hubert Marot @ Paris20, Dec 14**


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Man Magnet Melancholy @ Ffrigidaire, Nov 9 – Dec 9

8 November 2014

Ffrigidaire welcomes its first two contributors for Man Magnet Melancholy, running at the Fernholme Road Living Project from November 9 to December 9.

The featured contributors are the South African-born Abri de Swardt, splitting his time between Johannesburg and London, and the Hong-Kong born Zoe Marden, who founded the Corretger5 project space in 2010 and, later, the ccthenr experimental research platform. Where Swardt’s collages explore digitization and memory, “the tumblrification of knowledge and erotohistiography in ways at once occult and baroque”, Marden’s work takes on more collaborative processes and more performative practices, exploring collective formations of identity through art practice.

The two-artist exhibition has, in turn, five curators, all of whom work as artists, writers and curators in their own right, including artist and New Inquiry Art Editor Jesse Darling, artist Sarah Boulton, In the Wake-curator and artist Julia Marchand, writer and poet Sophie Jung and Elene Abashidze, who previously curated a show titled Same Same that featured Darling and collaborator Takeshi Shiomitsu and, later, a text by Marchand published as part of the exhibition.

See the Man Magnet Melancholy FB exhibition page for details. **

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