Igor Grubić, East Side Story 2006-08
Interview with the artist here:
Tim Roda, Untitled #146, 2007, black & white photograph on fiber matte, 84 cm × 97 cm.
“I strive to produce a sensation that makes people both familiar and uneasy about the in-congruence of life’s experiences.”
My Barbarian is a collective consisting of Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade, founded in Los Angeles in 2000. My Barbarian's interdisciplinary performance, video, music and installation projects use fantasy, humor, camp and clashing aesthetic sensibilities to playfully reenact artistic, political, social and historical situations.
Mernet Larsen - Gunfighters, 2001, acrylic, tracing paper on canvas, 43.5" x 68"
At first glance, the surreal situations and almost cartoonish figurations seem wholly humorous. In time however, a pervasive sense of longing and contemplation arises. Larsen's desire is "to evoke a sense of permanence, solidity, weight; time stopped, essences of ordinary events made tangible."
Michiel Alberts, video still, ROOF, 2013, watch the video here.
Michiel Alberts creates performances of long duration that could be described as 'physical drawings in space'. Through his physical presence the artist relates to the given space and to emptiness revealed. In his work he wants to undo dualistic constructions such as subject/object, space/time, me/the other, in order to create a process.
Liquid Cat – part of project missing trolleys
Liquid Cat, relevant is their desire to break free from the social-democratic stagnation of their country. As they state on their website: “Born in a city that hasn't produced culture for five hundred years, Liquid Cat’s intent is to use the weapons of deflection, irony and anti-omologation. Liquid Cat steals, quotes (often improperly) and if necessary terminates with extreme prejudice.”
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are interrogating ideas of home, aspiration, mobility and the acquisition of material goods, their work is characterized by a playful reinvention of prefabricated structures and the assemblage of everyday objects into extraordinary sculptures and installations.
Untitled (What do you believe your eyes or my words?) by Philippe Parreno
Philippe Parreno has been described as “permanently moving”, and certainly his work, whether made on his own or in his frequent collaborations with fellow artists, evades easy definition in its constant exploration of how art can and should be experienced.
Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Politics, 2005, oil on canvas, 183 x 168 cm
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s figurative paintings are drawn from her own fictitious set of characters and allude to traditions of European portraiture. Her paintings suggest a narrative but the people and places depicted are carefully ambiguous ciphers of the imagination.
HEXEN 2.0/Historical Diagrams/From Diogenes of Sinope to Anarcho-Primitivism and the Unabomber via Science-Fiction
Treister deals with notions of identity, history, power and the hallucinatory. Her practice engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research, such as alchemy, extrasensory perception and 'conspiracy theory', to reveal the structures that bind power, identity and knowledge.
Photo from the serie: SATELLITE by Patrick Jolley
Series of 22 overpainted black and white photographs. 20”x24”. 1995.
The root of the Irish artist Patrick Jolley’s films and photographs lies in the subjective experience of the passage of time. He expands on sensations of inertia, solidification or dislocation through physical displacements and rearrangements.
Watch the video: Fall, here and Snakes, here.
Enda O’Donoghue - Ellipsis ( 2012 ) Oil & Acrylic on Canvas , 180 x 240 cm
The imagery comes almost exclusively from found photographs sourced from the Internet, where O'Donoghue plays with random throw-away moments of everyday life.
Work by Enda O’Donoghue will be part of the group exhibition: NEITHER HERE NOR THERE on show till 5 May 2013 here:
The Vasulkas work focused on developing a vocabulary specific to electronic media. They worked closely with engineers and other visual artists to develop tools to produce electronic imagery.
Jankowski's work gently disarms his audience, subverting expectations and entertaining at the same time.
Last Manoeuvres in the Dark by Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni.
This set of terracotta Darth Vader masks is each endowed with a microprocessor “brain” connected to a central computer. Working together, the Vader army creates a sampling of sounds from the dark side.
Mixing airsoft, tuning, punk, hard-core, and the Guinness Book of World Records, the work of Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni has lay at the boundary between art, pop culture, and entertainment. Linking vernacular with mass consumption and folk with pop, their practice tends to produce complex, often spectacular objects and events that question the possibility of contemporary subjectivity.
‘The surface of walls and objects is a cultural material – it’s a language that speaks of who we are and how we think.’
Sketch for The Commons by Marjetica Potrc
Sketch for The Commons by Eva Pfannes/Ooze
The Commons, or in old Dutch “meent” or “mient“, were traditionally defined as the elements – forests, atmosphere, rivers, fisheries or grazing land – of the environment used and enjoyed by all. This form of joint ownership hardly exists anymore today and was transformed into private ownership on one hand or state ownership on the other hand. The research project The Commons, refreshes the idea of the commons and explores how common property and its use can be organized.
The Commons project is part of:
Simon Starling is best known for works such as Shedboatshed 2005, among other projects that explore hidden histories behind objects and architectural spaces.
On show here:
In film, sculpture, photography and installation, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle investigates technology, climate change, immigration and the global impact of social, political, environmental, and scientific systems.
“I have a clear conscience; I have written my thousand pages. In the sense of this responsibility—work, conscience, fulfillment of duty—I am no worse a worker than someone who has built a road.”
Source: Petra Stegman, “Hanne Darboven: Discipline and Obsession,” Artist Portrait: Culturebase.net.
Hariton Pushwagner, Jobkill. From Apokalypse.
The artist is famous for his multifaceted satirical commentary on power and greed in twentieth century society.
Pushwagner: Soft City on show until May 26 2013 here: http://www.boijmans.nl/en/7/kalender/calendaritem/1169/pushwagner-soft-city
His work fuses elements of architecture, nature and the cinematic, drawing on the history of film, modernism and urban landscapes.
Roderick Hietbrink will show work at the exhibition / Badly Natured, on show from March 16 - April 28 2013 here: http://nestruimte.nl/en/now