Lydia Ourahmane

Skins @ Ellis King, Nov 11- Dec 17

10 November 2016

The Skins group exhibition is on at Dublin’s Ellis King gallery, opening November 11 and running to December 17.

There is little information as to the nature of show but it does bring a typically interesting selection of seventeen artists, including Anne Imhof, Katja Novitskova, Lali Foster, Jacky Connolly, Anina Troesch, Zoe Williams and more.

Nominated for this year’s Nam June Paik Award, Novitskova is known for working with digital cutouts, sculptures, and installations, exploring humanity’s relation to the image, techonology and nature, while Imhof recently presented a spectacular three-part performance series called Angst in Basel, Montreal and Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, which aqnb reviewed here.    

See the Ellis King website for (limited) details.**

Franziska Aigner and Josh Johnson in Anne Imhof’s 'Angst II', (2016). Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin. Photo: Nadine Fraczkowski
Franziska Aigner and Josh Johnson in Anne Imhof’s ‘Angst II’, (2016). Performance documentation. Photo by Nadine Fraczkowski. Courtesy the artist + Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. 
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U:L:O II @ Interstate Projects, Jul 14 – 31

11 July 2016

The  U:L:O group exhibition is on at New York’s Interstate Projects, opening July 14 and running to July 31.

The gathering sees Interstate invite three curators or curatorial project spaces to organise individual shows in the ‘Upper’, ‘Lower’, and ‘Outside’ of their space.

For U:L:O II, invited curators are London/ Vienna project space, Jupiter Woods who bring artists Corinna HelenelundLydia Ourahmane and Harry Sanderson with the title that a body knows regardless; Nichole Caruso and artists Kristen Jensen and Alina Tenser for Something Bright, Then Holes, and Young Adults, introduced by Al Bedell and featuring several artists including Clark Filo and Borna Sammak whose Town Crier solo exhibition at American Medium aqnb reviewed last month.

Each section comes with its own text —one a Dear Diary story and the other two more conventional press releases, suggesting that there is a looser structure within the tighter plan and that each curator/s will respond to the specificity of their allotted part and its architecture.

See the Interstate Projects website for further details.**

Corinna Helenelund, 'Walls and Waves part 2' (2016). Courtesy the artist.
Corinna Helenelund, ‘Walls and Waves part 2’ (2016). Courtesy the artist.
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Natural Instincts @ Espace Arlaud, Dec 4 -18

4 December 2015

The Natural Instincts group exhibition is on at Lausanne, Switzerland’s Espace Arlaud, opening December 4 and running to 18.

Featuring a number of artists including Andrea CrespoTarik Hayward, Rodrigo HernándezJan Kiefer and Megan Rooney the exhibition focusses on artists growing up with the internet and its affects, adverse or otherwise, on our so-called ‘natural instincts’. As society and political systems seemingly collapse under the weight of a human-technology tension, the show’s theme actively and provocatively affirms “hyper-subjective artisanal practices” that apply to making the body “felt again, to bring the figure close to the object, and to bring the artist closer to his work”

Other artists taking part include Daniel Keller & Ella Plevin,  Magnus Andersen, Mathis GasserCarla Filipe, Gina FollyChristopher Kline, Lydia Ourahmane and Athena Papadopoulos.

See the FB event page for details.**

Andrea Crespo, sis- somatic system (2015). Exhibition view. Image courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.
Andrea Crespo, sis- somatic system (2015). Exhibition view. Image courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin.
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