Posts Tagged ‘exhibition

28
Aug
12

Chien-Chi Chang : “Doubleness” Exhibition (Photographs)

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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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“Doubleness” Exhibition
Installation Photo
Chien-Chi Chang
Singapore
2008
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Award-winning Magnum photographer, Chang Chien-Chi, showcased a series of his most extensive photography works in the exhibition entitled Doubleness: Photography by Chang Chien-Chi. The exhibition featured 130 photographs, 3 videos and 2 video projections. The intense and realistic images not only highlighted contemporary societal issues in Asia such as arranged marriages and immigrant culture, but also explored complex issues of love and alienation, hope and darkness as well as freedom and restriction. It was the first time that all three works, The Chain, Double Happiness and China Town, were exhibited together, whilst Double Happiness and China Town were edited and presented in the form of videos. These photographs by the artist document the installation process. – X

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Chien-Chi Chang : Magnum Photos

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22
Apr
12

Anthony McCall : Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture (Installation)

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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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Anthony McCall became known at the beginning of the 1970s for his unique light installations, the so-called solid light films. Hamburger Bahnhof is presenting the largest exhibition of his work to date. A selection of his works from the past ten years will be shown in the historic central hall of the museum. The spacious former railway station with its numerous windows will be transformed for the duration of the exhibition into a cinema space (black box), filled only with haze and veils of light.

McCall has developed a signature technique for his work: animated lines, drawn in white on black, are projected into a room filled with fine haze (originally smoke and dust) so that the two-dimensional drawings are articulated as seemingly tangible, sculptural forms in real space. The artist began this series with the influential film ‘Line Describing a Cone’ and then continued to develop the concept in installations like ‘Long Film for Four Projectors’ (1974).

Originally inspired by the filmic avant-garde, from the very beginning the artist turned cinema on its head, slowed it down, and created a fully traversable, populist space. Thus, his works exist at the borders of cinema, sculpture and drawing. The works are ephemeral, yet they seem tangible and physical. Projected horizontally through the space onto the wall, or – as in his most recent works – from the ceiling to the floor, they engulf the viewer in singular, slow-moving cones of light.

The horizontal works are still reminiscent of the viewing situation in the cinema, where the projector beam is cast lengthwise onto the screen. The vertical projections however, shine light from the ceiling and can be circumnavigated by the viewer, thus moving more fully into the sphere of sculpture. Here too, McCall uses organic, sinuous lines; many works also make direct reference to the body, as illustrated by titles like ‘Between You and I’ and ‘Meeting You Halfway’. Despite his conceptual and formal rigour, McCall always creates an open space where viewers can move around freely, interact with the works, communicate with each other or simply just stroll around. ~ Extract : Exhibition Concept

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Anthony McCall : ‘Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture’

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07
Dec
11

Joao Martinho Moura : ‘Supercollider Shape’ (Audiovisual)

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Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Berlin – 2nd December 2011

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A minimal audiovisual sculpture of sound and imagined
ink exploring Supercollider generative sound algorithms.

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Joao Martinho Moura : Website

Joao Martinho Moura : Vimeo

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30
Nov
11

Zimoun : ‘Sculpting Sound’ (Installations)

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Solo Exhibition : The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA.
October 11, 2011 – January 08, 2012

Curated by Matthew McLendon.

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of curiously collected material, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena blends effortlessly with electric reverberation in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions. (bitforms nyc)

The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It’s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns. (Tim Beck)

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Zimoun : Website

Bitforms

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18
Apr
11

John Knight : “Commemorative Plates” (Exhibition)

John Knight
“Commemorative Plate”
Greene Naftali
2011

John Knight
“Commemorative Plate”
Greene Naftali
2011

John Knight
“Commemorative Plate”
Greene Naftali
2011

John Knight
“Commemorative Plate”
Greene Naftali
2011

John Knight
“Commemorative Plate”
Greene Naftali
2011

John Knight
“Commemorative Plate”
Greene Naftali
2011

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Greene Naftali is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by the Los Angeles-based artist John Knight, his first solo exhibition in New York following his legendary shows at Colin de Land’s American Fine Arts, Co. Since the early 1970s John Knight has dedicated his practice to mapping the intersections of art, design, and institutional power through a series of spatial interventions and graphic maneuvers. Following closely on the architectural implications of Minimalism, Knight belongs to a generation of artists that has consistently addressed the ideological valences of constructed space.

Knight turns to the museum in an age of cultural expansion. In the last several years it has become necessary for museums to expand not simply to house their ever-growing collections, but also to stake their claim in a global tourist trade characterized by spectacle and speculation alike. In his set of commemorative plates, Knight offers a variety of graphics depicting a varied collection of extensions and new building wings. Omitting the footprints of the original historic buildings, Knight depicts these expansion projects both lost in space and lacking a center, a collection of eccentric shapes deflated of spectacular power. Drawing a radical equivalence between all these buildings, Knight shows them to be less exceptional feats of mastery than the result of a standard, repetitive demand. Together, the plates function as a strange collection of formal glyphs, a lexicon of the morphology of our time that binds together graphic and product design with the “autonomous” practice of architecture.

For the installation of this project Knight has evacuated Greene Naftali’s main gallery so as to turn it into a foyer replete with a sign advertising the exhibition. The sign bears the neologism Autotypes, a suggestive coinage that hints at a productive model informed by an unreflexive desire to create and expand. The installation of the plates themselves has been tucked away in two smaller rooms in back. Only a single vitrine containing a stack of plates emblazoned with footprints of the Guggenheim Museum’s ceaseless expansion is displayed in front. Somewhat precarious, the stack carries a faint echo of the Tower of Pisa as well as the original Guggenheim uptown. Removed from the wall and returned to their use value, these plates appear frozen on the brink of yet another celebration. [press]

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John Knight : Greene Naftali

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31
Mar
11

Eric Schockmel : ‘The Great Western Singularity’ (Animation)

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A contemporary reinterpretation of JMW Turner’s painting:

“Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway”.

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Eric Schockmel
3’38
2010

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This short animation examines the concept of the Technological Singularity, the point in human progress after which predictions become increasingly difficult to formulate. Industrialization and computational innovation are re-imagined in a minimalist environment, drawing from video game and runtime aesthetics. Commission for Intel’s REMASTERED series on art history masterpieces. [jotta.com]

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Eric Shockmel : Making of Video

Intel Remastered : Exhibition

Eric Schockmel : Website

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