Upcoming Art Exhibitions
Published: 30 September 2013 By A Correspondent
Michael Buthe: Secrets
September 10 – October 12, 2013
Alexander and Bonin, New York
This exhibition features Le dernier secret de Fatima, 1986 a pair of fifteen foot wide paintings each composed of blue or red monochromatic panels with all-over patterns of stars joined by a third, vertical panel in silver or gold. Buthe’s use of abstract patterning is concurrent with a use of primal images (figures, faces) as can be seen in the exhibition’s third large paintingLandschaft (Spanische Energie), 1985. A selection from Steine, Hommage for Ramon Llul 1991/92 photographs of stones which Buthe over painted is on view on the second floor. To read Holland Cotter's review in the Friday, September 20th edition of The New York Times, please click here.
Buthe’s work has come under re-examination in the past several years, and is currently on view in several museum exhibitions in Europe including When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 at the Fondazione Prada and Die Sammlung Toni Gerber: Michael Buthe at the Kunstmuseum Luzern. Information on other exhibitions may be found in the calendar section of our website.
If wishes were horses…
October 18 - November 16, 2013
Alexander and Bonin, New York
Illuminations and Transformations
October 3 – December 7, 2013
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Willie Cole’s upcoming exhibition at Alexander and Bonin will include new sculpture and paintings. Central to the exhibition is a 6 foot tall bronze, The Sole Sitter, 2013. Three new paintings reference the lawn jockey as the Yoruba deity Elegba and the “Divine Horsemen” as messengers to the gods. Willie Cole’s art shifts back and forth from the personal to the universal in its examination of race, history and belief systems.
The exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art emphasizes large-scale works created with found shoes and also includes two ‘chandeliers’ made from plastic bottles, which were recently exhibited at Prospect Street Fire Station in Newark.
rRght: Wille Cole, The Sole Sitter 2013
Victor Grippo: Transformation
July 18 – October 20, 2013
Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC),
Santiago de Compostela
This survey exhibition, curated by Alicia Chillida, is comprised primarily of Victor Grippo’s sculptural and installation work from 1970 through 2001. Two rare paintings from 1966 are also included. Grippo’s engagement with the transformation and regeneration inherent in nature is evident throughout his oeuvre.
right: installation view, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC)
Tonight and the Beautiful Future
September 3 – October 12, 2013
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
An exhibition of Stefan Kürten’s most recent paintings on linen and paper are on view at Hosfelt Gallery. Kürten depicts mid-century homes, picturesque bungalows, meticulously manicured landscapes and resort architecture with an unsettling degree of detail. Indeterminate sources of light cast improbable shadows, intensely-colored skies threaten an oncoming thunderstorm and a swimming pool is filled with graffiti tags.
Here Comes the Night, a new book of Kürten’s works on paper with essays Stephan Berg, Larry Rinder and Oliver Zybok has been published by Hatje Cantz and is available at Alexander and Bonin.
right: Stefan Kürten, Ashes everywhere 2013
Matthew Benedict: Land's End
September 5 - October 5, 2013
Stene Projects, Stockholm
For his first exhibition in Sweden, Matthew Benedict has drawn on time spent in Provincetown and his research at local libraries and historical societies. The exhibition’s title, Land’s End is an old nickname for the very end of Cape Cod, Massachusetts whose history is rich with legends and sea stories. Pirates, whalers, smugglers, and shipwrecks abounded there. Lost at Sea, Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs, Master of the Mary-Celeste 2008 is a portrait of a 19th century sea captain from Marion, Massachusetts whose ship was found sailing without passengers or crew some 600 miles west of Portugal. The mystery of what became of her Captain, his wife, infant child, and crew of 7, has never been solved.
right: Matthew Benedict, Lost at Sea, Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs, Master of the Mary-Celeste 2008
43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas,
Colombia: Jorge Macchi
September 6 – November 3, 2013
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
The National Salon of Artists — the longest-running and possibly the best-known showcase for contemporary art in Colombia is celebrating its 43th edition through November 3rd in Medellín. The event is spread across 5 venues throughout the city. First Second, Fan and Pendulum (2013), sculptures first exhibited in Loop, Macchi’s recent exhibition at Alexander and Bonin, are installed at the Museo de Arte Moderno.
right: installation view,
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
September 7 – January 26, 2014
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Mona Hatoum’s first museum show in Switzerland, curated by Konrad Bitterli and Nadia Veronese, examines both form and content in her works. The exhibition begins with an extensive representation of her early video and performance and over the course of six classicist galleries presents large and intimate scale works from 1996 to the present with Undercurrent (red), 2008, Impenetrable, 2010 and Turbulence, 2012 each installed in an individual gallery. The exhibition culminates with two new works one of which was made in St. Gallen, a city known for its textile production since the 16th century. Literally layered, Reflection, 2013 is an enlarged photograph of the artist’s mother which seems to coalesce of its own materiality. The other new work, Twelve Windows, 2012-13 was made in collaboration with INAASH, an organization founded in 1969 to provide work for women in Palestinian camps in Lebanon, in order to support their families. Each ‘window’ represents, through its motifs, stitches and patterns, a key region of Palestine.
right: Mona Hatoum with Inaash, Twelve Windows 2012-13
installation view, St. Gallen, photo: Stefan Rohner
Pataphysics: A Theoretical Exhibition:
Paul Etienne Lincoln
September 13 – October 19, 2013
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Paul Etienne Lincoln’s The Enigma of Marie Taglioni1993 is being exhibited for the first time in New York as part of Pataphysics: A Theoretical Exhibition. Like Joseph Cornell’s Taglioni's Jewel Casket, 1940, Lincoln’s installation pays homage to Marie Taglioni, an acclaimed nineteenth-century Italian dancer who, according to legend, kept an imitation ice cube in her jewelry box to commemorate dancing in the snow at the behest of a Russian highwayman. Pataphysics: A Theoretical Exhibition focuses on pataphysical sensibilities in contemporary art, exploring the impact of the quirky and influential philosophy originated at the end of the 19th century by poet and playwright Alfred Jarry.
right: installation view, Sean Kelly Gallery
The New Man and The New Woman
September 18 – October 26, 2013
Marlborough Contemporary, London
The New Man and The New Woman, Diango Hernández’s first exhibition at Marlborough Contemporary will consist of new works, all of which draw from the artist’s experience of attending a boarding school or ‘beca’ in Cuba. The title The New Man and The New Woman refers to a slogan memorized by the children, ‘Revolutionaries will come who will sing the song of the new man and woman in the true voice of the people’ (Che Guevara). New graphite drawings featuring textured imagery sourced from a German porcelain factory’s 1930 catalogue will also be included.
right: installation view, Marlborough Contemporary
Nothing But Time:
Paul Thek Revisited 1964 – 1987
September 25 – November 9, 2013
In the spring of 1966 Pace New York presented one of Thek’s first solo shows. Nearly fifty years later, Kenny Schachter has been invited to curate an exhibition for the gallery’s London location which includes one of theTechnological Reliquaries shown in New York. Between 1967 and 1977 Thek lived between several European cities and New York. Nothing But Timeincludes works made in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Ponza and New York. It is the first solo exhibition in London since the 1999 exhibition at Camden Art Center which travelled to Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall in 2000. During Thek’s lifetime, sculpture and installations were included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art (1968), Serpentine Gallery (1981) and the Tate Gallery (1983).
right: Paul Thek, Untitled (Eggplant) 1974
Willie Doherty: UNSEEN
September 27 – January 4, 2014
City Factory Gallery, Derry
UNSEEN will present approximately twenty photographs and four videos from throughout Doherty’s career. This exhibition will examine how the artist’s use of image and text in his early black and white works (1985–92) evolved to engage with the complexities of representing a contested landscape. UNSEEN will provide a critical overview of Doherty’s photographs and videos made on the streets of his native city of Derry-Londonderry, presenting new insight into the artist’s working methods and rationale. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available from Alexander and Bonin.
right: Willie Doherty, Remains 2013 (video still)
Rita McBride: Public Transaction
October 10 - April 12, 2014
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Following from her 2012 Public Tender exhibition at MACBA in Barcelona, Public Transaction includes several of McBride’s key works including Toyota, 1990,Arena, 1997, Servants and Slaves, 2003 and the site-specific Backsliding, sideslipping, one Great Leap and the ‘forbidden', 1994 – 2013. The exhibition, curated by Julieta González, highlights works chosen for their specific ability to raise questions that address public production and perception of culture.
In December, Alexander and Bonin will present new work by McBride and Stefan Kürten at Art Basel Miami Beach.
right: Rita McBride, Midfielders 2012
White Elephant (curve) 2003
Tetsumi Kudo, Alina Szapocznikow,
Paul Thek, Hannah Wilke
October 12 – November 16, 2013
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
In the 1960s and ‘70s these four artists almost simultaneously developed an art that was at once raw and sexualized, acerbic and resolutely human. Their immediate contexts were different, but whether grappling with the implications of post-war America, post-Holocaust Poland, or post-Hiroshima Japan, the works that remain of these artists seems haunted by their time. Several involve body casting or references to the body through material agglutinations of the new and experimental materials of their day, including latex, resin, and poured polyurethane. The exhibition is curated by Elena Filipovic. Approximately ten works by Paul Thek will be on view including a pair of meat cables made in Amsterdam in 1969 and Shrine from the series Technological Reliquaries, 1967 which is being shown in New York for the first time.
right: Paul Thek, Shrine
from the series Technological Reliquaries 1967