Johanna Gustafsson Fürst work for consonni falls into two parts. The first is called I Believe I’m/it’s fake, I Believe I’m/it’s for Real -in Memory we Trust, and the second, in collaboration with artist Lisa Torell, Outlined Clearly/Clean Out.
June 18th, 2013 § 0
Opening Thursday June 20, 6–8pm, through July 26, 2013
Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Cast Party” on Thursday, June 20th, from 6–8pm, on view until July 26, 2013. The exhibition will include new works created specifically for this show by gallery artists, including painters Willem Andersson, Rachel Bone, Edward del Rosario, Jeff Depner, Jackie Meier, Asuka Ohsawa, Gina Ruggeri, and sculptor Eva Hild. Each of the participating artists has shown with Nancy Margolis Gallery before except for Jeff Depner, who will have his first solo show with Nancy Margolis in October 2013.
ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science & LEONARDO DA VINCI World Award of Arts granted Grönlund & Nisunen
June 18th, 2013 § 0
The World Cultural Council will present the 2013 ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science to Professor Sir Paul Nurse, President Emeritus and head of the Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology at the Rockefeller University, U.S., for his outstanding and continuing career as a scientific leader, as well as his accomplishments as one of the world’s leading biochemists and geneticists.
The 2013 LEONARDO DA VINCI World Award of Arts will be granted to Prof. Petteri Nisunen, Professor in Contemporary Art at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland, and to his colleague Tommi Grönlund.
June 12th, 2013 § 0
FRIDAY JUNE 14 5PM - MIDNIGHT
JUNE 14 – JULY 28
‘Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed’, is Jesus’ absurdist counterpoint to Thomas’ philosophy, which is usually distilled to ‘Seeing is believing’. Here we construct reality by guessing, or by building a series of portraits. In fact, we manufacture our view of reality by verifying, and perhaps refuting, hypotheses through the process of testing them against our observations. We decide what we believe by reference to our experiences, construct theories that make forecasts and test them against what actually happens. I suspect that a cup of tea will cool more slowly if I add milk sooner than later, but I could be wrong. Something like believing until we see otherwise, which is what Thomas actually did. That’s why he was Thomas the Doubter. And that’s why I am David the Doubter.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Here, the ‘beam that is in thine own eye’ is meant to refer to the faults in ourselves, but it beautifully conjures the notion of our reality shining from within. The conversation we have with art is a conversation with ourselves. And in this Dark Mofo exhibition, Beam In Thine Own Eye, we let the mind’s eye shine.
May 29th, 2013 § 0
INTRAMOENIA EXTRA ART/WATERSHED
“THE DROUGHT”, a special project by BIGERT & BERGSTRÖM
Thursday June 6 2013, h 17.00 – Castle of Barletta
At the end of the project activities, INTRAMOENIA EXTRA ART/WATERSHED discloses its results and continues its journey: opening at the Castle of Barletta on June 6, 2013 with Bigert & Bergström and their studies on Margherita di Savoia’s saltpants
INTRAMOENIA EXTRA ART/WATERSHED – a multidisciplinary project which ranked first in the Culture Programme of the European Commission and spread the model of a “diffuse temporary museum” in Europe – starts its “fluid” journey through the metaphor of water to tell of cultures, territories and identities gathered in one-year productions.
On June 6, the project will be back at the Castle of Barletta with the exhibition “The Drought” by Bigert & Bergström, set in the restored basements: a path that embodies the results of the artists’ residency at the saltpans in Margherita di Savoia, the largest in Europe, thanks to the collaboration with ATISALE.
Using their spherical photo technique, Bigert & Bergström produce a series of “Inverted Space Molecules” which refer to the crystal structure of salt in relation to the H2O molecule of the Adriatic Sea. The installation consists of a series of glass-montages and of crystallized photo-sculptures that capture and encapsulate Margherita di Savoia in prisms, giving the viewer a manifold perspective to examine.
The project aims to investigate the chemistry of drought–evaporation of water, which is a burning question in the Mediterranean regions, where the climate heats up due to global warming.