Accompanying the event is a text by Muhry who analyses the “longing, desire, obsession, and the projections resulting therefrom” that make up the basis of the exhibition. Looking at ephemerality, vulnerability and intimacy, the artists explore what it is to yearn, both physically, as an act of production, and mentally.
The international contemporary art fair FIAC(Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) is taking place this week across Paris, opening October 17 and running to October 23.
The event, now in its 43rd year, will be held at both theGrand Palaisand other locations they’ve named ‘Outside the Walls’. Curated by Christophe Leribault and associate curator Lorenzo Benedetti, FIAC will bring together over 1,500 artists and 175 galleries from 26 countries.
From Discovery to Rediscovery is the titular theme of this year’s Art Brussels fair, which is on at the large former industrial building, Tours & Taxis, running April 22 – 24
This year the organisers have decreased the size of the fair by about 50 galleries, promising quality over quantity, and have opened up a strand titled ‘Rediscovery‘ —dedicated to art from the 20th century by artists who are either under-represented or have been forgotten about. In with the rediscovery will be the following, whose booths aqnb recommends to go and see if you are in the capital:
The artist makes work that spreads meaning across multiple medias and mediums in build-up objects and installations and inside single images themselves. For 2, we are introduced to the exhibition by an uncertain correspondence between the title and a blurry black and white image of two people with one of them making a peace sign to a camera as the exhibition image.
Also on at Vilma Gold running for the same period will be an exhibition of work by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lynn Turning into Roberta, referencing the time the artist spent four years in the mid 1970s moving her physical persona and her life’s traces into that of another fictional being constructed and called Roberta Breitmore.
Philipp Timischl‘s Good From Afar / Far From Good solo exhibition is on at Los Angeles’ Martos LA, opening September 11 and running to October 17.
The Austria-born artist’s show takes it’s name from RuPaul’s Drag Race and explores normalised masculinity and heterogeneity as represented on screen, via multimedia sculptures spanning painting, photography and video. With titles like ‘Just do it normal (masc)’, the exhibition intends to interrogate representations of queerness and contemporary gay culture in mainstream media, particularly its “reliance on heteronormative terminology and traditions, even as expanded concepts of gender and sexuality are being explored in mainstream media”.
The two Vienna-based artists are continuing their run of collaborative work, having previously shown at Palais de Tokyo, MoMAW, and MAK Center. In MEDITATION UNITED, Timischl exhibits a collection of printed fabric banners from his latest exhibition at Künstlerhaus Graz. Normally suspended from the ceiling, the banners are manipulated to create a “series that deals with privacy, intimacy and repetition”.
Ortmeyer, on the other hand, creates an environment made from a series of life-size portraits. Using the David Beckham Panini Stickers as unlikely inspiration, she plays with repetition in the now archaic practice of collecting and portraiture.