From Basel to Hong Kong, Don’t Miss These Dreamy Exhibitions and Events

Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin, Installation view at the Center for Curatorial Studies: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

I'm going to imagine a time in which post-internet megabucks are really rolling in, and I'm equipped with a private Rhizome Vistajet. If that time happened to be this week, I’d be sure to hit up these exhibitions and events, ranging from Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin's upstate New York exhibition to Robin Peckham's new art fair excursions in Hong Kong. Check out the upcoming exhibitions listed below, with a couple outstanding shows not to be missed. 

“Bcc 9: Das Ei ohne Schale.” at Oslo10, Basel, Switzerland
Opening Thursday, May 10th at 7PM.

Is Bcc the new BYOB? Oslo10, a new exhibition space in Kunstfreilager/Dreispitz, just outside of Basel, Switzerland, will host the ninth edition of Bcc. Originated by Aurélia Defrance, Julie Grosche and Aude Pariset, who have also curated this edition, the exhibition format mandates that all artists submit their work digitally, rather than physically. Artists in this round include Harm van den Dorpel, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Stephen Lichty, Sara Ludy, Mélodie Mousset.

Kate Steciw, “Live Laugh Love” at The Green Room, London
Opening Friday May 11th at 6:00pm, runs through June 17

Surprisingly, this is Kate Steciw’s (much belated) first exhibition in Europe. Green Room programmer Ché Zara Blomfield seems to be aggressively bringing the work of American “internet-related” artists to London, her last exhibition mounting the work of Artie Vierkant, and previously showing Petra Cortright.

Rhizome Benefit – New York, NY
May 9th at 7pm, VIP Cocktails with a silent auction and DJ set by Venus X, 9PM, Afterparty with LE1F and Extreme Animals

Alright, this is a shoo-in, but come party with us! Support Rhizome, drink some drinks, and enjoy tunes by ultra-hot DJ Venus X, LE1F, and everyone’s favorite band, Extreme Animals. What’s not to like?

LUX / ICA Biennial of Moving Images 
May 24 – 27th

Organized by LUX Moving Image and the Institute of Contemoprary Art, London, the Biennial of Moving Images includes programming by eleven curators and artists:  Thomas Beard & Ed Halter (who are clearly wonderful curators, but can we please choose someone else to curate film biennials?!), Elena Filipovic, Michelle Cotton, Martha Kirszenbaum, Shanay Jhaveri, Mark Webber, Ben Rivers and Rosa Barba. The ambitious program also includes various panel discussions, live performance commissions; an Artists’ School run by Ian White; a Curating Course led by George Clark; a Live Journal edited by Isla Leaver-Yap; and a dedicated reader including newly commissioned essays and artists’ projects.

Lance Wakeling “A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable” at Supplement, London
Event Friday May 11th

If anyone actually believes that the internet is truly a medium emancipated from material means, they should check out Lance Wakeling’s endlessly interesting project, “A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable.” For this project, Wakeling visited the four landing points of a telecommunications cable known as Atlantic Crossing 1, passing through Fire Island, New York; Sennen Cove, England; Castricum, the Netherlands; and Sylt, Germany. The project will be presented as a video with performance remnants at Supplement in London.

Motion, curated by Ceci Moss and Tim Steer at Seventeen, London
Opening May 17th, 6pm

Rhizome’s own Ceci Moss has co-curated what looks like a star-studded exhibition with artist and Seventeen main man Tim Steer. The exhibition combines work ranging from Artie Vierkant to Merce Cunningham, and includes personal favorites Harm van den Dorpel, Oliver Laric, Sean Raspet, and Kari Altmann.

Nadim Abbas and Jon Rafman at Saamlung’s booth within ARTHK12
May 17th – 20th, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Art Futures Booth No. AF24
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Critic, curator and gallerist Robin Peckham seems to be killing it in Hong Kong. Saamlung, his downtown central gallery, recently launched the exhibition “Untouchables,” featuring the work of Jo-ey Tang and Travess Smalley, among others (the exhibition closes May 10th), and will mount the work of Jon Rafman and Nadim Abbas at ARTHK12.

Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin, Curated by Agatha Wara, at CCS Bard’s thesis exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art, Red Hook, NY
Open through May 27th

Si-Qin is gainfully paired with curator and artist Katja Novitskova in Agatha Wara’s Bard CCS thesis exhibition, balancing current dude-heavy conversations related to natural selection, desire, and corporate branding.

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, “Notes on American Performance” at T293, Naples 
Open through May 25th 

One of my favorite aspects of this exhibition is that Henkel and Pitegoff employed their lovers to hang their work. A “labor of love,” if there ever was one.

“E-Vapor-8,” Curated by Francesca Gavin at 319 Scholes
Open through May 18th 

319 Scholes is really on a roll, after mounting writer and curator (and Rhizome Poetry Editor) Brian Droitcour’s “Big Reality,” and now London-based writer, editor, and curator Francesca Gavin’s rave-tastic “E-Vapor-8.”