Here a few pics of our booth at Artissima 2023:
I’m in Torino this week – just finished installing the booth at Artissima with the lovely Renata and Chiara of Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea. It looks great 🙂 but I failed to take any ‘proper’ pics today.
Here a corner of our booth, with Tim’s work lighting up the walkway, and my works still packed in boxes.
November 3-5, 2023
VIP Preview: November 2
Oval Lingotto Fiere, Torino
Booth of Renata Fabbri
Main Section – ORANGE 12
with works by Tim Etchells, Sophie Ko and Vlatka Horvat
On Thursday, 19th October at 6pm, I will be in conversation with Kristina Bonjeković Stojković, Senior Curator at MSU – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, about my exhibition Good Company, which is on view at the museum until 12th November 2023.
I could not be happier that the amazing Lara Pawson wrote about my To See Stars over Mountains in the recent issue of TLS – Times Literary Supplement, in response to the question; “what art and literature can be, or do, in times of tension, conflict and destruction”.
Waiting for the hard copy to arrive in the post (or rather waiting to get back to London from Avignon so I can get my post) and in the meantime here’s a cheeky (and apparently very low res!) phone screen grab:
An interview with me by Francesca Pagliuca is out in the new (Summer 2023) issue of arte e critica. “You can’t step in the same river twice” – in both English and Italian. Will add a PDF to the press section as soon as I get my hands on a copy!
For now, just a screen grab of the cover and table of contents:
I have just uploaded the images of my new works, made for Coupling: Maarit Mustonen & Vlatka Horvat at PUBLICS in Helsinki. The show is on until 30 June and some documentation is on these pages:
Coupling – show documentation
Reinforcements – new version of my 2016 installation, always made in situ with locally sourced materials
New Concertina pieces in Stitched Works on Paper
Views (Remembered) – an experimental publication in the form of text decals on windows
I love this image I took through the window of the spaces inside and outside PUBLICS merging:
My work Ladder (I), 2009 is included in The Book of Ladders: 100 Contemporary Artworks by Adeline de Monseignat and Paul Carey-Kent.
The piece was made for, and first shown in, my solo show ‘Or Some Other Time’ at the Kitchen in NYC, curated by Matthew Lyons. Install images of the show are here.
Happy to announce that Tim Etchells and I are doing a 2-person show at Renata Fabbri in Milano, opening 29 March. The show, titled Same River Twice, will run until 3 June 2023 – put it on your list if you are coming to Milano for MiArt in April…
From the press release:
Stemming from a long-lasting collaboration between the two artists – both work and life partners – the show is structured as a close dialogue between Horvat’s new sculptural works and works on paper and Etchells’s new neon pieces.
Linked by their reciprocal interest in the processes of repetition and in the exploration of structures that both produce and eschew variation, the artists employ a range of different media, such as sculpture, performance, writing, drawing, photography and video. The title of the exhibition, Same River Twice, is a fragment of the expression “You can’t step in the same river twice” and speaks to Horvat and Etchells’s shared preoccupation with ideas around change, transformation and instability. It also evokes the flow and movement of nature, bodies, time and language, explored in different ways by the works on show.
Through the interaction of various materials, such as paper, textiles, ceramic, wood and cork, Horvat’s sculptural works refer to gestures of holding, joining and cradling and raise questions around protection, containment and mobility. In several of the works on paper she reworks the page as an object, dismantling and repairing it while materially recording the passing of time. Etchells’s new neon pieces extend his ongoing work on contradictory aspects of language, drawing attention to the speed, clarity and vividness with which it communicates narrative, image and ideas, and its simultaneous propensity to create rich fields of uncertainty and ambiguity.
The show will run until 3 June 2023.
This past week I’ve been in Milano, working with the amazing master ceramicist Massimiliano Pipolo in his Fornace Ceramics Lab.
Massimiliano is an incredible maker, expert technician and teacher and I had the best time working alongside him and his studio assistant Claudia on some new ceramic pieces that will form a part of a new body of work loosely based on the phases of the moon.
This new series is one of several new pieces I’ve been busy making for my upcoming show at Renata Fabbri in Milan. The show, titled Same River Twice, is a two-person exhibition with the most wonderful Tim Etchells 🙂 opening on 29th March.
The pieces are now in the drying stage… Looking forward to going back to Milano in a couple of weeks.
Tomorrow! Friday, 10 June at 6pm at the ICA London:
I’m convening the opening session of Choreographic Devices – a 3-day symposium developed by Murat Adash, Ofri Cnaani, and Edgar Schmitz, in dialogue with the ICA.
For my session I will be joined by 7 other artists looking at instances of dysfunctional spatial (and social) relations – in art and in life.
With these wonderful people: Augusto Corrieri, Critical Interruptions (Diana Damian Martin & Bojana Janković), Edwina Ashton, Florian Roithmayr, Harun Morrison, Lara Pawson, Rebecca Moss.
Around Apart Under Behind Through Ahead: A Partial Lexicon of Spatial Dysfunction
(Vlatka Horvat and invited guests)
Focused on rethinking built and social space as an inherently choreographic act, Vlatka Horvat’s A Partial Lexicon of Spatial Dysfunction brings the artist into dialogue with seven invited guests – artists, writers, performance makers – in an event that shifts dynamically between talks, readings, discursive presentations and performative actions. Interrogating the relation between space, objects and human interactions, especially at the point where spatial relations collapse or transform unexpectedly, Horvat’s unruly reflection on the spatial/choreographic in daily life both performs and at the same time elaborates theoretically on the ways in which normative spatial practice might be reordered to create new social, artistic and political possibilities.
Full symposium programme and booking here.
My solo show at PEER closed recently. Thank you to all who visited, and extra thanks to all who left comments in the gallery book – it was really heartening to read.
Here’s the press roundup:
Studio International (link) – Vlatka Horvat in conversation with Veronica Simpson
recessed.space (link) – Vlatka Horvat in conversation with Will Jennings
artforum (link) – Review (critic’s pick) by Jonah Goldman Kay
Camera Austria (pdf) – Review by Orit Gat
Era Journal (link) – Reviewby Romilly Schulte
Artforum (link): MUST SEE
FAD magazine (link): The top 5 exhibitions by female artists – Micro feature by Tabish Khan
Evening Standard (link): “Culture in London: the faces to watch in 2022 – Visual art” – Feature by Ben Luke
a-n newsletter (link): “This month’s must-see exhibitions and events” – Feature by Ellen Wilkinson
FAD magazine (link): The top 6 art books to read in spring 2022
Evenings with WHW Akademija
Thinking Back to What You Said, Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat
Tim and I are in conversation as part of the public programme Evenings with WHW Akademija.
Details below and at this link, where you can also find the Zoom link. Today, Monday, 25 April, 7pm CET / 6pm UK time.
The series of public events Evenings with WHW Akademija is continuing with the public online conversation Thinking Back to What You Said in which Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat exchange a series of fragmentary reflections on their own practice and that of other artists.
Conceived as a dialogue improvised inside a rule-based structure, the presentation involves the two artists speaking about their own and about each other’s projects, as well as about select works by other artists that continue to inspire or inform their own work. Thinking Back to What You Said is a conversation and an improvised essay, an attempt to speak about art practice in a form born out of it. It’s also a glimpse of the ongoing conversation between Etchells and Horvat, whose occasional collaborations on exhibitions, publications, and other kinds of projects are buttressed by a longstanding and continually evolving shared discourse about processes, art works and their relation to viewers.
You can watch the whole program here:
The second evening of artist conversations around seeing the city ‘otherwise’.
By Hand on Foot conversations, Part 2
Thursday, 24 March 6-8pm
97-99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL
with Andy Field & Beckie Darlington, Maria Mahfooz, Rebecca Moss and Graeme Miller.
Join us tomorrow, Thursday 10 March at PEER, for the first of two artist conversations around seeing the city ‘otherwise’. 6pm start.
By Hand on Foot conversations, Part 1
with Jemima Yong, Lucy Joyce, Tara Fatehi Irani and me.
PEER is at 97-99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL.
In conjunction with my exhibition at PEER, I have invited seven artists, writers, and performance makers to join me in conversations exploring different ways of encountering, looking at, and imaginatively transforming, the spaces we occupy. The invited artists will each present a work of theirs that in some way speaks to these processes and concerns.
Themes explored in the invited artists’ projects and in my exhibition at PEER – especially the idea of seeing things ‘otherwise’ – will become starting points for the conversations, to reflect on our interaction with the city and its spaces, and consider how we might reimagine our relation to the urban landscape, to nature, and to people and communities.
Part 1: Thursday 10 March, 18:00 – 20:00
with Lucy Joyce, Jemima Yong, Tara Fatehi Irani and Vlatka Horvat
Part 2: Thursday 24 March, 18:00 – 20:00
with Andy Field, Graeme Miller, Lauren Elkin and Maria Mahfooz
Both events will take place at PEER.
Spaces are limited so please book in advance.
Just before my show opened, I had a rich conversation with Will Jennings for recessed.space – a repository for writing about projects at the intersection of art and architecture – you can read it here. And there is a review of the show by Romilly Schulte in Era Journal here.