Karl Holmqvist

AUGURY @ BQ Berlin, 8 Jul – 6 Aug

6 July 2016

The AUGURY group show is on at Berlin’s BQ gallery, opening July 8 and running August 6.

Curated and compiled by Adam Fearon, John HoltenCaique Tizzi of Agora and Raphaela Vogel, AUGURY, which means an omen or the work of someone who can interpret omens, is “about reading”.

Featured alongside the artists whose work will be installed or somehow displayed in the relatively new Berlin space for the exhibition’s duration, such as Peter König, Cathy Wilkes, Richard Wright, as well as Fearon and Vogel themselves, the curators have put together a series of events too featuring a whole host of artists and writers.

Tizzi will present ‘The Rose Garden Bar’ during the opening event on July 8, the first in a line of occasional and different bar-scenarios running throughout the month. Although it is not clear what form the other presentations or readings will take, on July 22 there will be work by Elise Lammer, on July 29 by Joel Mu and Barbara Spiller and Angela Steigler. On August 5 there are several book launches, including a contribution from Jonathan Monk, followed by a presentation by Swedish poet Karl Holmqvist.

See the BQ website website for details.**

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Karl Holmqvist @ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Mar 21

21 March 2016

Artist Karl Holmqvist will present a new work PPPPJJHAAARRRRVEY for the second in the series of The Magazine Sessions, which are being held throughout 2016 at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, on March 21.

The work will include collaborative input from Berlin-based AA Bronson, who appeared in conversation with Emily Pethick last year, will perform Artemesia for my Great Grandfather, previously hosted at Salzburger Kunstverein.

Others involved in PPPPJJHAAARRRRVEY —the title of which is like an expression of gratitude or something (this remains to be seen on the evening) towards the British musician, PJ Harvey —is fashion designer Nhu Duong, who has shown work as collaborative duo TROI OI, and Reykjavík-born Mundi Vondi, and artist Klara Lidén amongst others.

The majority of the co-presenters are Berlin-based, a nod to the collaborative energy and emphasis in both Holmqvist and AA Bronson’s practices.

Tickets to this Session include a late-night viewing of the exhibition DAS INSTITUT at the Sackler Gallery, while Holmqvist has devised a vegan menu especially for the evening.

See the exhibition page for more details**

PJ Harvey. Courtesy the artist.
PJ Harvey. Courtesy the artist.


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Salon Talks @ Art Basel, Jun 19 – Jun 22

12 June 2014

Art Basel is hosting a series of salon-style discussions running as part of the larger art fair from June 19 to June 22.

Exploring a range of topics spanning the contemporary art scene, the Salon programme features dozens of prominent artists, gallerists, curators, art historians, publishers, poets, architects, collectors, and critics taking part in the often informal presentations.

The first of the Salon talks, scheduled for June 19, includes discussions of art markets with Josh Baer and art collector David Mugrabi, artist talks with Sam Falls and Nick Mauss among others, as well as a group poetry reading featuring Harry Burke, Deanna Havas, Karl Holmqvist, Paul Kneale, Quinn Latimer, and Megan Rooney.

On the same day there’ll be Serpentine Gallery co-director and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist talking ‘Living Sculptures’, while on June 20 there’ll be discussion from artists involved in last year’s Speculations on Anonymous Materials. They’ll be Ed Atkins, Alisa Baremboym, Josh Kline and Katja Novitskova before a Xu Zhen book presentation with Philip Tinari of UCCA.

June 21 will feature Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Andrew Norman Wilson in conversation with Lunch Bytes director Melanie Bühler on ‘Art & Commerce’. That’s before ‘Art Practices Beyond the Contextual Narrative in the Middle East’ with Umer Butt of Dubai’s Grey Noise as well as artists Gregory Buchakjian, Pascal Hachem and Basim Magdy.

Finally on June 22 there’s a talk on ‘Revolt of Language with Marcel Broodthaers’ that includes writer behind ‘Faith Money Love’ and the recent COOKIE! publication Jan Verwoert.

See the Art Basel Salon programme for details. **

0% Promise by Megan Rooney. Image courtesy artist.
0% Promise by Megan Rooney. Image courtesy artist.
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