Derek Jarman / The Style Council

February 6th, 2014


Derek Jarman at Wilkinson


The Style Council – “Shout To The Top”

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Klara Lidén in “POST” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

January 31st, 2014


This is the eleventh and final in a series of exhibitions at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen called POST, curated by Charlottenborg’s Director Jacob Fabricius.

Klara Lidén’s work explores the physical, psychological and social limits and conventions of both public and private space. The use of everyday material is inherent, but is soon transformed – both in material and function – through a new reactivated staging. Lidén describes these structures as re-cycling, re-building or improvising new uses for what has already been set up. Her works are a combination of social activism, performance actions, large-scale installations, and film works drawing on a history of performance art and conceptual work. Lidéns works are often sitespecific, revealing her architectural background and fascination for urban planning.

For POST, Lidén shows a series of block prints made for Kunsthal Charlottenborg from everyday materials such as meatballs, bubblewrap, a chair and a diet coke.

Photos by Frida Gregersen.

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Flowers

January 30th, 2014


Chosen by S.M.


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January 23, 2014

January 23rd, 2014


Sometimes Forrest posts snapshots from around CAG’s office.


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January 21, 2014

January 21st, 2014


Sometimes Forrest posts snapshots from around CAG’s office.


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Rivane Neuenschwander in “POST” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

January 20th, 2014


This is the tenth in a series of exhibitions at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen called POST, curated by Charlottenborg’s Director Jacob Fabricius. We will be publishing documentation of this exhibition series over the course of the year.

Rivane Neuenschwander works with systems of representation, landscapes and abstractions of architecture or nature. Besides their visual pleasure, Neuenschwander‘s maps and works, are also a challenge to explore, imagine, discover, dream and question. It is as if Neuenschwander follows mankind’s continuing quest to understand the spoken/unspoken secrets and wonders of the world. The cartographer explores and measures what is under his or her feet in order to create a map, whilst Neuenschwander lets what is under her feet – whether it’s ants, snails, rain, fish or dust – create her charts, her view of the world. The importance of Neuenschwander‘s approach to cartography, the world and the work is letting the animals and everyday items – items that surrounds her – create the abstraction of the world that they themselves are part of. Needless to say the gentle process and potential slowness in Neuenschwander’s works is vital. As vital as mapping and it’s process, is language. Not a particularly language as we know it, more in the sense of abstraction. As if each letter, each word has potential of becoming something different, something that Neuenschwander must explore, imagine, dream, question.

For POST Neuenschwander presents the work The Order and the Method, which is based on a sequence from Jean Luc Godard ́s feature film The Carabineers from 1963. The film tells the story of two poor men called to serve in battle, lured by promises of the world’s riches. Their wives encourage them to fight when they hear about the riches. The men leave and cross the battlefields and villages, destroying and pillaging as they go. The pair’s exploits are recounted through postcards sent to their wives, telling tales of the horrors of battle. While they return home with a suitcase full of postcards of the splendorous of the world that they have fought for.

The Order and the Method is based on a specific sequence of the film, in which postcards are grouped in different categories (monuments, the middle age, transport, animals, industry, etc.) and showed one by one in one long sequence shot. The postcards exhibited here were bought on the internet and arrived by post, from all parts of the world. The images correspond with the list of pictures shown or mentioned in the film. The order of the presentation follow the consecutive order in which the postcards arrived in the mail, and not the sequence they appear in the film.

The reverse of each card contains the exact layout and notes from the original postcards, and also the script extracted from the film. These passages from the film refer to the messages sent to the wives (marked in red).

Photos by Frida Gregersen.

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Stephen Willats / Annie

January 16th, 2014


Stephen Willats at Modern Art Oxford


Annie – “Heartbeat”

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Flowers

January 14th, 2014


Chosen by M.R., B.D., and F.N.


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Trevor Shimizu in “POST” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

January 10th, 2014


This is the ninth in a series of exhibitions at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen called POST, curated by Charlottenborg’s Director Jacob Fabricius. We will be publishing documentation of this exhibition series over the course of the year.

Trevor Shimizu is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Shimizu’s works borrow ironically from the romantic messiness of an expressive tradition of art production, and yet at the same time, they are structured by situational comedy and a laconic, conceptual sense of humor. His idea-driven works provoke questions of autobiography and the authenticity of his motivations, while making associations with popular culture and the corporate entertainment industry’s interest in commonplace life events. Using strategies from romantic comedy as well as dark, deadpan, and bad humor, for example, Shimizu’s process relates to joke writing, copywriting, and screenwriting. Through the mediums of painting and drawing, the content of his work takes on another form; the written concept is abstracted and can become more funny, less funny, or unintentionally serious.

For his POST exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Shimizu has mailed two paintings from an ongoing series of works made after returning from vacation. The content of the works from this series may vary, but they are all made post-vacation, when the artist is depressed. 
The two paintings in the exhibition—one of a lone woman at a bar, the other of a lone man at a bar—are placed in relation to each other, suggesting that the woman is sitting at the corner of a bar, facing the right ear of a man who cannot see her, as he is probably facing the bartender or rows of liquor.

Photos by Frida Gregersen.

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian / The Make-Up

December 23rd, 2013


Jef Geys, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian at Wiels


The Make-Up – “I Am Pentagon” [Live on Nulle Part Ailleurs]

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