27 10 2017
Katie Paterson – Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Salt 13: Katie Paterson
27 October 2017 – 20 May 2018
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA
Katie Paterson is the thirteenth artist in the UMFA’s salt series of contemporary art; an ongoing program of exhibitions showcases the work of emerging artists from around the world.
Paterson’s Totality (2016) – a mirror ball comprising approximately 10,000 images of historic solar eclipses printed on tiny squares of mirror – forms the centrepiece of this exhibition which also includes Ideas sentences – Haiku-like phrases wrought in silver that conjure the artwork in the mind of the reader. Candle (from Earth into a Black Hole) (2015) and Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon) (2007) can be experienced at a one-day-only event, The Scent and Sound of Space, on Saturday, 17 February 2018.
For further details visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts wabsite at the following link: umfa.utah.edu
27 10 2017
Ben Cauchi – ‘As above, so below’
As above, so below
6 October – 9 December 2017
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Ben Cauchi’s first solo exhibition in the USA, As above, so below, is presented at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.
A master of collodion wet-plate photography Cauchi’s series of ambrotypes depict sheets of crumpled paper – transferring their detailed, three-dimensionality onto a thin, flat sheet of glass. His new burnished ambrotypes are imageless works composed only of the materials of the wet-collodian technique; pure light and silver.
In the increasingly digitised arena of photography, Cauchi remains devoted to a slow, labor intensive process, emphasising the alchemical wonder and craftsmanship of early photography.
For further details visit www.yossimilo.com. Ben Cauchi will also be presented at Paris Photo by Ingleby Gallery 9 – 12 November at the Grand Palais.
17 10 2017
Charles Avery – These Waters
GRIMM, 202 Bowery, NY
29 October – 3 December 2017
These Waters, Avery’s first major solo exhibition in the US, takes liquid as its organising principle. From the seas that surround the artist’s invented Island and its spiralling archipelago of islets, to the draughts of liquor that lubricate philosophical debate in its numerous bars and pubs.
Since 2004, the Scottish artist Charles Avery (b.1973, Oban) has dedicated himself to the invention of this island, which is rendered and explored in increasing detail through drawings, sculptures, texts, ephemera and live incursions into our own world.
For further information visit grimmgallery.com
22 09 2017
Peter Liversidge – As Sculpture
The Gallery/Dilston Grove, London
28 September – 29 October
Preview: Sunday 24 September
As sculpture is Peter Liversidges larges solo show to date in London. The Exhibition spans both CGP galleries with a proposal-led installation of new site-specific work and works previously unseen in London, punctuated with a live programme at CGP’s Dilston Grove venue.
The exhibition investigates the essence of performance as sculpture, and sculpture as performance, exploring and testing the distinct echange between artwork/performer and audience.
Liversidge will also host a day of stand-up comedy on Saturday 21 October and a day of live music on Saturday 7 October.
For further information please visit cgplondon.com.
24 05 2017
Ian Hamilton Finlay – The Courtauld Institute of Art – Symposium
The Garden at War: Deception, Craft and Reason
Stowe House, Buckingham
Saturday 8 July 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Bringing together world-leading academics, art-historians, and contemporary artists, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Aganippe Arts present a day-long symposium held at Stowe House to open the exhibition The Garden at War. The collaborative event aims to provide a forum for exploring issues and ideas raised by the exhibition on the development and relevance of Stowe and its history of neoclassicism. The primary strand of inquiry which informs the symposium concerns the use of the gardens at Stowe as a collaborative art-form. Looking at Stowe in this manner it is possible to read its design through a number of different frameworks; from the influence of the classical world, to the work of conceptual artists like Ian Hamilton Finlay, to the French landscape paintings of Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain.
Speakers include Stephen Bann, Joseph Black, James Cahill, Antoine Espinasseau, Patrick Eyres and Joy Sleeman. Tickets cost £16.50. For booking and full details visit The Courtauld Institute of Art website here:
10 05 2017
Frank Walter – La Biennale di Venezia
Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man 1926–2009
Pavilion of Antigua and Barbuda
57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
13 May–22 November 2017
Curated by Barbara Paca, Ph.D.
Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man 1926–2009 marks Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural representation at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition invites visitors into the world of Caribbean artist Frank Walter through a selection of his paintings, sculpture, audio recordings, and writing—as well as through video exploration of his entire oeuvre. The Last Universal Man also represents a posthumous fulfilment of Walter’s intention to open his house and studio as a centre for art.
Fittingly situated in the tranquil setting of central Venice’s fifteenth-century monastery, Don Orione Artigianelli, the exhibition extends outdoors to an Antiguan garden. This sets the contemplative mood of Walter’s artistic retreat and paradisus terrestris, which he built above the southern Antiguan coastline in the last decades of his life. The artwork that once filled Walter’s house and studio is inextricable from his postcolonial experience. Yet the issues he engaged with—such as identity, memory, and environment—still resonate today.
Click on the following link to visit Frank Walter’s artists page
For more information on Frank Walter at the 57th Venice Biennale visit www.frankwalter.org
29 04 2017
Katie Paterson – Author Handover Ceremony
Future Library – Author Handover Ceremony
2 June 2017
Nordmarka forest, Oslo, Norway
On Friday 2 June Icelandic author Sjón will be the third author to hand-over their manuscript which will be held, unread, in trust until its publication in 2114 as part of Katie Paterson’s 100 year long artwork.
The annual Ceremony takes place in Nordmarka forest, outside Oslo. The day involves a public walk into the forest, where the author gives a reading; then a question and answer event in the Deichmanske library in Oslo. The story-telling event in the forest and the in-conversation event in the library will continue for generations.
This event is free and open to all. Download directions to the Future Library forest by clicking here or visit www.futurelibrary.no.
Future Library is commissioned and produced by Bjørvika Utvikling, managed by the Future Library Trust.
Supported by the City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs and Agency for Urban Environment.