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).
A crazy busy month ahead. In Vienna at the moment, installing at Georg Kargl Fine Arts. Flying to Bern tomorrow to install there, then back to Vienna. Here's a list of shows opening in the next few weeks:
May 11 - June 25
"By Bending Back" (solo).
annex 14. Bern, Switzerland.
May 12 - June 18
"In the future everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes" - Part of "East by Southwest" curated_by vienna 2011.
Georg Kargl Fine Arts. Vienna, Austria. Curated by Ana Janevski.
May 26 - June 26
"Passion of an Ornithologist: Myth Making" - Part 1 of a 5-part exhibition project "Galicia: Topographies of Myth"
Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej BWA SOKOL. Nowy Sacz, Poland. Curated by Adam Budak.
May 27 - Sept 30
"No Network" - 1st Time Machine Biennale of Contemporary Art
The Atomic War Command Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Curated by Branko Dimitrijevic.
June 11 - Sept 25
"Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully"
Fort Asperen, Netherlands. Curated by Bik van der Pol.
It's been ages since I posted anything here. It's been a bit of a bumpy couple of months - still dont have a place to live... May is looking like a crazy month and will have me flying to (most of these multiple times in the same month): Vienna, Zurich/Bern, Krakow/Nowy Sacz, Sarajevo/Konjic. Will post proper details about these upcoming in a couple of days - in the meantime, something my computer did while working on a file recently...
Quite a few publications came out recently that feature and/or discuss my work. Clicking on the titles below will take you to amazon, or another site where the book is available. The first two feature my image on the cover:
Contemporary Art and Classical Myth. Edited by Isabelle Loring Wallace and Jennie Hirsh. Ashgate Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-0754669746. Essay by Emma Cocker. pp. 267-294.
Arte e Critica. Issue 65. January 2011. Interview by Lorenzo Bruni. pp. 50-53.
Failure. (Documents of Contemporary Art series). Edited by Lisa LeFeuvre. MIT/Whitechapel, 2010. ISBN 978-0262514774. Essay by Emma Cocker. pp 154-165.
Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage. Edited by Robert Klanten, Hendrik Hellige, J. Gallagher. Gestalten Verlag, 2011. ISBN: 978-3899553383. Featured artist pages.
The Open Daybook. Edited by David P. Earle. Random House, 2010. ISBN: 978-1935613077. Artist page.
Plus a few catalogues:
Vlatka Horvat: In Other Words In Other's Words And Other Words. Bergen Kunsthall, 2011. ISBN: 978-82-93101-02-4.
Greater New York 2010. By Klaus Biesenbach, Neville Wakefield, Cornelia Butler. MoMA PS1, 2010. ISBN: 978-0984177622.
FAQ Serbia. Edited by Branislav Dimitrijević & Andreas Stadler. Austrian Cultural Forum, 2010.
Who Is Your Audience? Edited by Lorenzo Bruni. Silvana Editoriale/ Galeria Enrico Astuni, 2010.