Luca Francesconi @ TONUS, Apr 17 – May 2

16 April 2015

Opening this week at Paris’s TONUS is Luca Francesconi‘s latest solo exhibition, titled Nightmare carbohydrates and running from April 17 to May 2.

The artist-run project space welcomes the Italian artist for what seems, at least from the press release, to be an exhibition focused on diet and agriculture. Ibegins with a quote from Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, lamenting that all industrial food chains invariably end in the same place: “a farm field in the American Corn Belt”.

The write-up then dives into a geographical rendering of this endless belt, the ingredients of processed foods, the hypocrisy of veganism, the nightmarishness of carbohydrates, and the fertile spaces that are our intestines: “We are not only our mind. We are not “just ourselves.” In our gut there is a huge presence of other life, from which we are composed. Small living beings, animals minimums, without them there would be no digestion. We are our bacteria, we are our enzymes and our viruses.
With this internal breeding, life goes on.”

See the exhibition page for details. **

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Events + exhibitions, Apr 13 – 19

13 April 2015


Art Cologne is on in the week beginning April 13 with Kraupa-Tuskany Zeilder, KOW and Martin Van Zomeren being some of the participating galleries, Katja Novitskova, Daniel Keller and Slavs and Tatars among the artists being presented. Elsewhere in Germany, Ilja Karilampi is opening his  HAUPTSTADTREVIER exhibition in Berlin, while Hannah Weinberger has a show opening in Hamburg.

In London, Tenderbooks is showing books, pamphlets and zines by General Idea and AA Bronson, the latter of whom will also appear in conversation at Maureen Paley. Scene Two: The Street will present work and performances by Felix Melia and Agnes Varda among others at Flat Time House, Cally Spooner has an exhibition in Bristol and Anne DeBoerEloïse BonneviotCécile B. Evans and Yuri Pattison will appear at Two Queens in Leicester to talk about their work.

In Amsterdam, Yin Aiwen will present The Massage is the Medium at De Punt and Buenos Tiempos, Int.‘s Alberto García del Castillo is launching comedy-science-fiction novelette Retrospective. Lucy Clout, Jesse Darling, Takeshi Shiomitsu and Jesper Just are among the artists showing at New Shelter Plan in Denmark and Clement Valla is opening Surface Proxy at XPO Gallery in Paris. Anna-Sophie Berger has an exhibition opening in New York, and Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari are announcing The 3D Additivist Manifesto at Transfer Gallery.

There’s more so see below:


Curating… @ Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Apr 14 

INFRA_SPECTION screening + discussion @ The White Building, Apr 14

Scene Two: The Street @ Flat Time House, Apr 15

Pause Patina @ Camden Arts Centre, Apr 15 – 18

Parasite 2.0 + Raumplan @ TILE project space, Apr 15 – 16

Art Cologne, Apr 16 – 19

Salvatore Arancio @ Contemporary Art Society, Apr 16

Alberto García del Castillo launch @ San Serriffe, Apr 16

WE ARE SOME WILD CHILDREN @ Doomed Gallery, Apr 16

Fragments of a Scene @ HAU2, Apr 16

Morehshin Allahyari + Daniel Rourke @ Transfer Gallery, Apr 16

Yin Aiwen @ De Punt, Apr 17

Physical Connections @ RCA, Apr 17

Artun Alaska Arasli @ Cosmo Carl, Apr 17

Devin Kenny @ Storage, Apr 17

Disruption Network Lab @ Kunstquartier Bethanien, Apr 17 – 18

Bruno Latour @ BAK, Apr 18

Hello & Welcome Inc. @ matkissing, Apr 18

Ursus Housing Co-operative launch, Apr 18

AA Bronson @ Maureen Paley, Apr 18

! SWA DOUBLE FEATURE ! @ Voltaplatz, Apr 18 – 19

Anne de Boer, Eloïse Bonneviot &c @ Two Queens, Apr 19


Elizabeth Gossling @ Tintype Gallery, Apr 15 – May 9

Shana Moulton @ Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, Apr 16

Clement Valla @ XPO Gallery, Apr 16

Ilja Karilampi @ Galerie Wedding, Apr 16 – May 30

AA Bronson + General Idea @ Tenderbooks, Apr 16 – May 23

Shana Moulton @ YBCA, Apr 16 – Aug 2

Luca Francesconi @ TONUS, Apr 17 – May 2

Shimabuku @ Wilkinson Gallery, Apr 17 – May 17

Wilderness @ New Shelter Plan, Apr 17 – May 23

Hannah Weinberger @ Kv.H.Bf., Apr 17 – Jul 26

Cally Spooner @ Spike Island, Apr 17 – Jun 21

Neil Raitt @ Anat Ebgi Gallery, Apr 18 – May 30

Maker’s Mark
@ Regina Rex, Apr 19 – May 24

Anna-Sophie Berger @ Ludlow 38, Apr 19 **

See here for exhibitions opening last week.

Header image: Pause Patina @ Camden Arts Centre.

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