Tag: solo exhibition

Paz Errázuriz’s photography – Madrid – Spain

Evelyn I, Santiago, from the series Adam’s apple, 1987 Gelatin-silver print Daros Latin America Collection, Zürich

Evelyn I, Santiago, from the series Adam’s apple, 1987
Gelatin-silver print
Daros Latin America Collection, Zürich

 

Until February 28th, 2016 – FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza – Exhibition Hall
Paz Errázuriz’s photography emerged in her native country, Chile, in the first half of the 1970s in a political context dominated by the brutality of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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Her first steps were influenced by an extremely tense and uncertain social situation which affected the lives of opponents of the coup d’êtat. Going out on the street with a camera was risky for anyone aiming to capture events as they happened and was also perceived as a threat by the military regime. It was even less common to see a woman undertaking the type of investigations characteristic of photography.

In 1980 Paz Errázuriz presented her first solo exhibition, entitled Personas [People], at the Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano in Santiago. The following year she and some fellow photographers co-founded the Asociación de Fotógrafos independientes (AFI).

Miss Piggy II, Santiago, from the series The circus, 1984 Vintage gelatin-silver print Courtesy of the artist

Miss Piggy II, Santiago, from the series The circus, 1984
Vintage gelatin-silver print
Courtesy of the artist

During that dark period, Errázuriz’s self-taught photographic gaze focused on homeless people sleeping rough, scraping a living or destitute. This series, Los dormidos [The sleepers], offers a notably unheroic vision of the country, immersed in poverty. Also at that time and throughout the 1980s, Errázuriz turned her inquisitive eye on the lifestyles of the country’s wealthy classes, who displayed their fortunes in the areas of Las Condes and La Dehesa in Santiago.

Fundacion Mapfre


Miro, From Earth to Sky – Vienna – Austria

Joan Miró - Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 -Oil on canvas - London, Tate © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014

Joan Miró – Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 -Oil on canvas – London, Tate © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014


From 12 September 2014 to 11 January 2015 – Albertina

With his imaginative pictorial motifs, Joan Miró is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The Albertina is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Catalonian artist containing around 100 paintings, drawings and objects, which strives to emphasise the poetic quality of the famous Surrealist.

Joan Miró - Painting, April 12, 1933 - Oil on canvas - Národní Galery Prag © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014

Joan Miró – Painting, April 12, 1933 – Oil on canvas – Národní Galery Prag © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014


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iró’s painting is characterised by a sense of lightness and spontaneity. He looks upon the world with a carefree, almost childish fascination for all things. His unmistakable pictorial language is as magical as it is universal. Moons, stars and comets, eyes and insects, birds and women populate his paintings and are among the most recognisable elements of his art. Miró’s works provide insight into his poetic perception and interpretation of the original, of that which is actually essential in things, the world and the universe.

Albertina Museum


Good Night State of Body, Mladen Miljanovic – Venice – Italy



From July 7 to August 8, 2012 – A plus A – Centro Espositivo Sloveno

After the New Museum in New York and the Mumok Museum in Vienna, Bosnian artist Mladen Miljanovic comes to Venice for his first Italian solo exhibition Good Night – State of Body at A plus A Slovenian Exhibition Centre. The exhibition will be presented next autumn in Regensburg and New York.

Mladen Miljanovic is one of the most interesting contemporary artists in the East European art scene. He was in fact chosen by Massimiliano Gioni for his triennial Younger than Jesus held at the New Museum in New York in 2009.

After Ibro Hasanovic’s exhibition in November 2011, A plus A continues its exploration of Balkan art with Good Night – State of Body which features two works by Mladen Miljanovic: the film Do You Intend to Lie to Me? and the photographic work Show By Your Hand Where do You Feel Pain. During the opening, the artist will do the performance At the Edge of Margin, in which he will hang his body outside the gallery.


T
he powerful visual impact of Miljanovic’s work goes beyond the cliché of post-war Balkan art and it has had wide international appreciation. The artist takes as a starting point of reflection the reality that surrounds him. He creates original works that can simultaneously be disturbing and touching for their capacity to unravel truths in a very direct, almost brutal, way.

Mladen Miljanovic was born in 1981 in Zenica, an industrial city in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 70 km north from Sarajevo, and graduated from the Academy of Art in Banja Luka. In 2007 he receives the ZVONO price for best Bosnian young artist. Numerous international participations will follow, such as the Busan Biennal in South Korea in 2008, a show at Palazzo Forti in Verona, Italy, in 2009, the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK) in Wien in 2010 and the 53rd Belgrade October Salon in 2011.

Centro Espositivo Sloveno


Fabián Marcaccio: “The Structural Canvas Paintants” – Duisburg – Germany

Fabián Marcaccio: "Child Soldier Structural Canvas", 2011, pigmentierte Tinte auf Leinwand, Aluminium, Alkydharz-Farbe, Silikon, Foto: © LehmbruckMuseum, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


Until June 17, 2012 – LehmbruckMuseum

Fabián Marcaccio, born in Rosario de Santa Fe in Argentina in 1963, has been living and working in New York for more than twenty years. He became known in Germany, first and foremost, for his solo exhibitions at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2000), the Kunstverein Köln (2001) and for his participation in the Documenta XI (2002).

Since the early 1990s Fabián Marcaccio is concerned with questioning and expanding the classical concept of painting. In his “Paintaints” – a neologism formed from the terms “painting” and “mutant” – the concepts of painting, sculpture and object art are fused. The continually increasing sculptural tendency of his works has been recently condensed into large figurative tableaus, “Structural Canvas Paintants”, due to whose outstanding sculptural quality he was awarded the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture. In his new group of works Marcaccio seizes on contemporary subjects from politics, economy and society. Among them are globalisation, bank crashes, transsexuality, genetic engineering and terrorism as well as the role of the media. In “CNN-Paintant”, for example, he shows the frazzled body of a reporter working for the Cable News Network that lies on the floor and thus points to the never-ending infotainment culture of war, blood and horror that informs our visual everyday life. Like in a kind of modern history painting, Marcaccio tells about contemporary historical moments or events but asks his spectators to question their verisimilitude.

LehmbruckMuseum


Matijs van de Kerkhof. New Paintings – Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Matijs van de Kerkhof, z.t. 2011, 60 x 50 cm. olieverf op doek


From Saturday, March 31st, 2012 to Saturday, May 12th, 2012 – Gerhard Hofland – Gallery

Gerhard Hofland proudly presents its first solo exhibition of new paintings by Matijs van de Kerkhof (Nuenen,1977).

After studying at the art academy in Den Bosch for several years, Matijs van de Kerkhof has gone on to become a self-taught artist with a compelling and highly original oeuvre.

Van de Kerkhof generally paints group scenes that are dimly lit and infused with a sense of quiet menace. The protagonists, claustrophobic spaces, landscapes, houses and other props are rendered in seemingly casual, intuitive brushstrokes. Black, dark brown or dark blue are the dominant shades in his palette, and from which Van de Kerkhof conjures up scenes in warm hues. Shadows throw large darker areas over the painting. And light receives a similar treatment – mostly radiating from lamps or other unnatural sources, it slices through the dark spaces in sections or brighter bands.

Matijs van de Kerkhof, Zonder Titel 2011, 110 x 95 cm. acrylic on canvas


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an der Kerkhof’s props and characters are culled from old snapshots found in family albums and re-envisioned in desolate, often disturbing, scenes.
Van de Kerkhof presents us with images in which the staged reality of Edward Hopper meets the psychotic nightmare world of Francis Bacon.
Matijs van de Kerkhof lives and works in Eindhoven and frequently exhibits his work throughout the region. His work was recently added to the portfolio of Henk Pijnenburg of Art Pijnenburg.

Gallery Hours


Robert Jessup, Solo Exhibition – Atlanta – Georgia

Robert Jessup - Neighborhood Geometry - oil on canvas 80 X 74 inches


March 21, 2012 – April 21, 2012 – Besharat Gallery

Robert Jessup was born in Moscow, Idaho, in 1952. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Art History and a BFA in Painting, before gaining his MFA in Painting from the University of Iowa City.

Robert Jessup’s paintings describe a place neither here nor there; part memory, part imagination. They are both awkward and beautiful, and they show us what we might otherwise only see with our eyes closed. That is unless you come from a place where people balance fish or teacups on their heads, or push boulders uphill while nude. With the imagination of a child and skill of a seasoned painter, Robert Jessup creates paintings that have the unique ability to both unsettle and delight us at the same time.

Mr. Jessup’s paintings are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; as well as many public, private, and corporate collections.

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