Ages since I posted any updates. Things have been a bit on the unmanageable end of the spectrum.
A quick January shows update:
“Beside Itself” @ Zak|Branicka Gallery, Lindenstrasse 35, Berlin
Closes 21 January 2012
Entering the last week of my solo show at Zak|Branicka – I would love to have more people see it before it closes on Saturday, so please spread the word…
The show’s been going really well – with reviews so far in Berliner Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Tip Berlin, artnet and Berlin Pouse – all of which recommended it. A few other ones in the works. These and a bunch of other texts are now downloadable here – including all 13 texts from my Bergen Kunsthall reader, "In Other Words In Other's Words And Other Words."
There’s a fantastic group show in the same building at Gregor Podnar Gallery, a floor below Zak|Branicka: “Antic Measures,” curated by Chris Sharp. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Berlin…
Group shows opening this month
"I Am Here Now"
With Daniel Arsham, Joe Diebes, Jill Magid, Vlatka Horvat, Rashaad Newsome, Lovett/Codagnone and Amanda Tiller. Curated by Eric Gleason.
Richmond Center for Visual Arts @ WMU
12 January-17 February 2012
"I Want to Walk on the Moon"
With Pier Paolo Calzolari, Rainer Ganahl, Vlatka Horvat, Darius Myksis, Paolo Parisi, David Shaw and Kamen Stoyanov. Curated by Lorenzo Bruni.
@ Galleria Enrico Astuni: Opening 28 January 2012, 7pm, during Bologna Art White Night
@ ArteFiera: 26-30 January 2012
I updated my Project archive. It’s still not totally up-to-date, but trying to catch up… Will be joining the January 18 Internet strike tho and going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA.
I just updated the Press section of this site. There are now pdfs of selected recent reviews, features and interview available for download as well as links to a bunch of press on external sites. I also added a pdf with all 13 essays from my Bergen Kunsthall catalogue, In Other Words In Other's Words And Other Words. The book is available for purchase for €19 from Bergen Kunsthall or by contacting me via the contact tab.
My show, Beside Itself, opened last weekend at Zak|Branicka in Berlin. Super pleased with it - proper documentation in the Projects section shortly!
I have been quiet here for too long - it's been a period of intense production and little sleep... There are quite a few things coming up this month:
I'm doing a solo presentation in the Present Future section of Artissima, for which 4 guest curators selected 4 artists each. I was invited by Antonia Majaca and am working with Zak | Branicka Gallery on the presentation, which includes a bunch of new work – a series of 30 collages, several sculptural pieces and a neon work.
Zak | Branicka – booth PF7, Hall PINK
Artissima 18, Torino
4-6 November 2011
Preview / Vernissage 3 November
In addition to my solo project, some other work of mine can be found in the booths of annex14 and Galleria Enrico Astuni.
2. Paris Photo
I'm included in the amazing-looking new monograph Mutations – Perspectives on Photography, edited by Chantal Pontbriand and published by Steidl in association with Paris Photo. Natasa Petresin-Bachelez wrote a sharp and generous text about my work. The book will be launched at Paris Photo, in the context of Live Platform co-produced by the LUMA Foundation. It takes place at the Paris Photo’s new location in the Grand Palais.
I will be participating in a panel discussion – alongside Valérie Belin, Sunil Gupta, Zanele Muholi and Laurent Jeanpierre – around the questions of how current shifts in geographies and technology reshape the body in new ways. The panel is on Sunday, 13 November at 2:30pm. The entire Live Platform program looks really great – so if you are in Paris for the fair, do check out some of the other performances, panels and talks.
The full program of the Live Platform is here: http://tinyurl.com/6d9lko2
3. Zak | Branicka Berlin
A solo show opening at Zak | Branicka in Berlin on 18 November. It will be my first show at the gallery so I'm doubly excited about it. I'm doing a big installation piece for the main gallery space and 2-D work for the back space. The show, Beside Itself, will be up through the end of January.
Vlatka Horvat: Beside Itself
Nov 18 – Jan 21, 2012
Opening Nov 18, 2011, 6–9pm
ZAK | BRANICKA
Lindenstr. 35, D-10969 Berlin
4. Group shows
Family Matters: The Family in British Art opened recently at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. The show is curated by Andrew Moore and Harriet Godwin and will tour through Sept 2012 as part of The Great British Art Debate – after Norwich it goes to Museums Sheffield / Tate Britain / Laing Art Gallery Newcastle. It's my first inclusion in anything with the designation 'British' in the title...
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
14 October - 8 January, 2012
Another group show, Out of Left Field, opening 11 November at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU) Rijeka, curated by Jovana Stokic.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
November 11 – December 23, 2011
I'm hoping to upload documentation from these shows, as well as from several shows earlier this year, to my much-in-need-of-an-update projects section shortly. In the meantime, here's one image from the series of collages titled With the Sky on Their Shoulders.
Again, ages since I posted - the crazy month is over - 4 openings in 3 weeks - yikes. Not quite in a recovery mode right now; rather trying to clear the enormous email backlog and a long list of things I've been promising people I would do once May was over...
Very happy with how all the openings went - made some new work in each instance, plus some existing stuff. Here are couple of images from the show at Georg Kargl in Vienna, until I get stuff organized and update it all in the 'projects' section.
The floor piece is Ground Coil (2011). The little guy in the back is Stick Figured (2009).