LUCIA KOCH AND VERONIKA KELLNDORFER AT MAAT IN LISBON
March 20, 2019
Congratulations to Lucia Koch and Veronika Kellndorfer on their participation in Fiction and Fabrication at MAAT in Lisbon. The exhibition gathers 47 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, this exhibition focuses on the imagery of architecture as a central theme to an expanded practice of photography in contemporary art. The show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favors fictionalized takes on reality between cinematic gazes, image deconstruction and more politicized narratives.
KOTA EZAWA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2019 WHITNEY BIENNIAL
February 26, 2019
Congratulations to Kota Ezawa on his participation in the 2019 Whitney Biennial in New York. Curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, both staff members at the Whitney, conducted over three hundred studio visits throughout the past year to choose the final roster of artists for the exhibition. Ranging from emerging to well-established individuals and collectives, the seventy-five participating artists will exhibit painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, film and video, performance, installation, and sound works throughout the fifth and sixth-floor exhibition galleries in addition to numerous spaces both inside and outside the museum.
KOTA EZAWA AT MCASB, SANTA BARBARA
December 12, 2018
Kota Ezawa's solo exhibition travels to MCASB in Santa Barbara. Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art, a series of light boxes and video animations by Oakland, California-based artist Kota Ezawa that chronicles some of the most infamous and high-profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images paying homage to the 13 artworks—including those by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer— stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.
JOÃO LOURO AT MAAT, LISBON
November 7, 2018
João Louro's solo project Linguistic Ground Zero is featured at MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology), in Lisbon. Designed for the MAAT Project Room, Linguistic Ground Zero reflects on this moment of historical inflection in which art and society seem to be in agreement with the need to end everything. His proposal is a reproduction of "Little Boy" - the first atomic bomb in history, which devastated the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. As with most bombs, in which soldiers write messages, this reproduction also carries with it inscriptions - in this case, the texts refer to art, politics, culture and vanguards.
ANTONIO BALLESTER MORENO AND WALTERCIO CALDAS, 33RD SÃO PAULO BIENAL
September 27, 2018
Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas featured are in the 33rd Edition Bienal de São Paulo–Affective Affinities. The title, chosen by chief-curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, refers to the novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities (1809) and the thesis “On the Affective Nature of Form in the Work of Art” (1949), by Mário Pedrosa. Alongside twelve solo projects, Pérez-Barreiro invited seven artist-curators to conceive group shows with total freedom in the choice of the artists and the selection of artworks – the only requirement was that they also include artworks of their own authorship.
DANE MITCHELL AT AUCKLAND ART GALLERY
August 31, 2018
Dane Mitchell's exhibition Iris, Iris, Iris is on view at Auckland Art Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. In Iris, Iris, Iris, Mitchell's exhibition considers the entanglement of our senses, specifically the ocular and the olfactory. The iris in its multiple forms – as plant, as body part, as technology, as myth – is employed as a poetic device to make connections between two ways we encounter the world: through the eye and through the nose.
DANE MITCHELL, VENICE BIENNALE DETAILS RELEASED
August 1, 2018
Details about Dane Mitchell’s project for La Biennale di Venezia 2019 New Zealand National Pavilion have been released. Dead words. Extinct species. Ghost towns. Former nations. Destroyed art works... What do these things have in common? They are just a few of the countless phenomena to have existed but are now no more. These myriad of disappearances are at the heart of Dane Mitchell’s presentation Post hoc for the New Zealand pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE, ARTIST TALK AT ELMHURST ART MUSEUM
July 12, 2018
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will give an artist talk about the inspirations behind his architectural intervention Untitled Film (Red) at Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL. The red film installed on the glass windows allows visitors to view—and experience—the McCormick House’s nuances as an event of light and color. The talk will take place on Saturday, July 14 at 1:30PM and is free with museum admission.
OLIVIER MOSSET AT MAMO MARSEILLE
July 10, 2018
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its opening in 2013, MAMO (Marseille Modulor) hosts an exhibition by Olivier Mosset. Mosset is the sixth artist invited to MAMO (Marseille Modular) since the inaugural exhibition in 2013 by Xavier Veilhan and subsequent shows by Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Felice Varini and Jean Pierre Raynaud. Mosset’s exhibition offers the sixth unique point of view on the rooftop of La Cité Radieuse – Le Corbusier's modernist residential housing design project, which includes 337 duplex apartments, a restaurant, bookshop, grocer, hotel and school all connected by interior streets.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AT MAK CENTER
July 10, 2018
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is featured in the exhibition Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture, which celebrates the fundamental artistic elements found in the design execution of engineering in architecture. Through a number of projects and installations by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) engineers and visual artists, including a previously unseen kinematic pavilion hovering above the landscape on the grounds of the historic Schindler House, the exhibition displays striking examples of how these disciplines, when integrated, demonstrate the similarities that exist between artistic and structural design.
KOTA EZAWA AT HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE
July 5, 2018
Kota Ezawa is included in the exhibition Nature Unleashed at Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany. In a large-scale exhibition spanning several epochs, the Hamburger Kunsthalle traces how artists working in different media portray natural catastrophes, while also shedding light on humanity’s failure to come to terms with nature due, among other things, to our faith in technology.
KOTA EZAWA AT BERKELEY ART MUSEUM
June 30, 2018
Kota Ezawa's video work, The Simpson Verdict, is on view in the exhibition Way Bay 2 at the Berkeley Art Museum. The second iteration of an innovatively organized exhibition of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials, Way Bay 2 continues the museum's wide-ranging exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over two centuries. The exhibition features almost two hundred works by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages directly with the region’s geographic and cultural landscape.
KOTA EZAWA AT JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART WSU
June 22, 2018
Kota Ezawa is included in the exhibition, Person(a): Portraiture from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. The exhibition assembles a captivating selection of contemporary portraiture offering new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres.
DANE MITCHELL AT INSTITUT D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, VILLEURBANNE/RHÔNE-ALPES
June 21, 2018
Dane Mitchell is featured in Otium #3 at Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes. Otium #3 collects the work of three artists, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Linda Sanchez and Dane Mitchell, who each have in common the idea of seizing matter as a foundation of their work. Mineral, organic and cosmic matter are explored by each of these artists, experimenting with their possibilities in different ways.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AT ELMHURST ART MUSEUM
June 6, 2018
In conjunction with the Elmhurst Art Museum's exhibition, Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and the revelation of the building’s full exterior for the first time in over 20 years, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle presents a site-specific intervention within Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House. Titled, Untitled Film (Red), Manglano-Ovalle’s immersive intervention radically alters the experience of the house and all its views to the exterior. Viewers are immersed in color saturation as their expectations of the house’s nuances are disrupted by simple gesture of applying red celluloid to the glass curtain walls Mies is known for.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER AT ELMHURST ART MUSEUM
June 6, 2018
Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois. This three-part exhibition provides background, context, and visibility to Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House on the occasion of restorations to its original façade, showing the building’s full exterior for the first time in nearly 25 years.
ARTIST-CURATORS REVEAL THEIR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FOR THE 33RD BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO
April 27, 2018
Appointed by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo as curator of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo — Affective affinities, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro proposes an alternative "operating system" that favors the artists’ gaze on their own creative contexts and avoids a large thematic exhibition in favor of a Bienal that invites multiple curatorial experiences. As well the twelve individual projects previously announced, this edition includes group shows organized by seven artist-curators, including Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas, who have now revealed their proposals and a partial list of participating artists.
LUCIA KOCH AT SESC POMPEIA
April 6, 2018
Lucia Koch's installation The Long Night will open at SESC Pompeia on April 7. The work was created for the 3rd edition of Expanded Plan – a project that proposes the creation of interventions that present and problematize current issues of artists' authorial production and fundamental elements of language in the context of contemporary art – and will be on display until July 8, 2018.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER TO PARTICIPATE IN LECTURE AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
March 22, 2018
Veronika Kellndorfer will participate in the conference, Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies, at Princeton University School of Architecture. The conference presents new perspectives on Bo Bardi as an architect, designer, writer, and activist, among many other things, to engage recent interest and discourse surrounding her work. Whether tectonic or conceptual, social and political agendas are latent in Bo Bardi’s architectural materials, a theme that informs each conference panel: from her application of concrete, to the implementation of nature in schemes, and her reuse of vernacular materials.
ALLAN SEKULA AND IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
March 21, 2018
Allan Sekula and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle are both featured in the exhibition Waterworld at the Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago. This group exhibition united by the theme of water also features artists such as Leslie Baum, Drexciya, Julie Marie Lemon, Mohau Modisakeng and David Nasca.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER AT BUNDESKUNSTHALLE BONN
March 2, 2018
Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Traces in Space at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. Also featuring the work of Stef Heidhues, Cyrill Lachauer, Alexej Meschtschanow and Hans-Christian Schink, the exhibition explores the interplay between intimacy and distance through the artists creation of ambivalent experiential spaces in which the familiar becomes strange and the strange familiar.
KOTA EZAWA: THE CRIME OF ART (HOLLYWOOD EDITION) REVIEWED IN HYPERALLERGIC
March 1, 2018
Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) has been reviewed by Lita Barrie in Hyperallergic.
Follow the link below to read the review.
DANE MITCHELL AT BUNKER SZTUKI GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
January 4, 2018
Dane Mitchell is featured in the exhibition, Communicating Vessels, at Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland. The exhibition revolves around objects and installations constructed as either processes or events, neither belonging to the non-material domain, nor do they fit the stereotypical image of a fixed piece of art.
MIGUEL RIO BRANCO AND IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE IN KCRW'S ART TALK
December 26, 2017
Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: The Garden of Delights have been included in this week's Art Talk on KCRW.
Follow the link below to listen to the episode.
OLIVIER MOSSET AT JEAN-PAUL NAJAR FOUNDATION
December 19, 2017
Olivier Mosset is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai. His first exhibition in the Middle East, Olivier Mosset: Abstraction showcases works that span over fifty years of the artist's career.
DANE MITCHELL AT MORI ART MUSEUM
November 14, 2017
Dane Mitchell will present a solo exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in conjunction with the museum's MAM project series – a series of experimental projects produced by the Mori Art Museum in collaboration with artists from around the world.
DANE MITCHELL SELECTED AS NEW ZEALAND'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR 2019 VENICE BIENNALE
November 10, 2017
Dane Mitchell has been selected as New Zealand's representative for the 58th Venice Biennale, with curators Dr. Zara Stanhope and Chris Sharp. He will present an ambitious new work that will speak to his investigations into the visible and the invisible. The sculptural project – which will be simultaneously present whilst hiding in plain sight – will give voice to invisible realms and phenomena that will be transmitted throughout the city of Venice.
KOTA EZAWA AT MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN MONTRÉAL
November 7, 2017
Kota Ezawa will be featured in the exhibition Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything at Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal. A multidisciplinary exhibition combining visual art, virtual reality, installations, performances, music and writing, Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything offers the public a collection of brand-new work commissioned from and created by local and international artists who have been inspired by Leonard Cohen’s style and recurring themes.
WALTERCIO CALDAS AND ANTONIO BALLESTER MORENO SELECTED FOR SÃO PAULO BIENAL
November 6, 2017
Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas have been selected to participate in the 33rd São Paulo Bienal. In this next installment of the Bienal, titled Affective Affinities, chief curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro has elected to distribute curatorial decision-making in a more horizontal manner, selecting seven artists from different backgrounds, generations and art practices to each conceive a group show in which their work dialogues with that of their peers.
KOTA EZAWA AT THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM
November 2, 2017
Kota Ezawa is featured in the exhibtion Art Lesson, the final project in the program of exhibitions and activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. The exhibition, comprised of two parts undertaken in different places and at different times, invites audiences of all types to reflect on the educational role of museums.
KOTA EZAWA COMMISSION FOR SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
October 26, 2017
Kota Ezawa has unveiled a new public artwork, Mondrian Meets the Beatles, at San Francisco International Airport. Part of Ezawa's Geometry of Rock and Roll series, the woodcut, wall-mounted sculpture combines a rendering of a photograph of The Beatles exiting an airplaine in San Francisco on their first US tour in 1964 with a version of Piet Mondrian’s Composition C (1935).
KOTA EZAWA LAUNCHES NEW PUBLICATION
October 7, 2017
Kota Ezawa's new publication, titled The Crime of Art, surveys his career using crime as a topical lens. The book presents photographs and reproductions from Ezawa’s recent exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Amherst featuring remakes of paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
KOTA EZAWA IN MURALS OF LA JOLLA
October 4, 2017
Kota Ezawa has unveiled a new mural entitled Once Upon a Time in the West, 2017 in conjunction with the Murals of La Jolla program. Murals of La Jolla was conceived in 2010 as a means to enhance the civic character of the community by commissioning public art projects on private property throughout La Jolla.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE IN CONVERSATION WITH HANNAH B. HIGGINS
October 2, 2017
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will join art historian and author of The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009), Hannah B. Higgins, in conversation at the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theatre on October 3 from 6:30-8:00 PM. In this Chicago Architecture Biennial public program, Manglano-Ovalle and Higgins will discuss the uses and implications of the grid in Manglano-Ovalle’s practice and among related artists
KOTA EZAWA AT SITE SANTA FE
September 29, 2017
Kota Ezawa will present a solo exhibition at SITE Santa Fe, launching their new SITElab space on October 7, 2017. The exhibition will bring together new and recent works related to Ezawa’s The Crime of Art series, a group of light-boxes and video animations that chronicle some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER IN CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
September 13, 2017
Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Kellndorfer will present a collection of new works based around Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie at the biennial, which will open to the public on September 16, 2017.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AT CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
September 13, 2017
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Manglano-Ovalle will present a collection of sculptures in the biennial, which will open to the public on September 16, 2017.
LUCIA KOCH AT LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY
September 8, 2017
Lucia Koch will be featured in the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Condemned To Be Modern at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Koch will present two installations for the exhibition, a color gradient installed on the windows of the gallery and a light correction piece installed on the lamps in Barnsdall Art Park.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER AT PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
eptember 1, 2017
Veronika Kellndorfer will be featured in the exhibition Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture at the Palm Springs Art Museum. In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition will present Bo Bardi and Frey's personal and professional transformations as representatives of the emergence of São Paulo and Southern California, respectively, as architectural and cultural epicenters of the mid-20th century.
DANE MITCHELL AT CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON
August 31, 2017
Dane Mitchell is featured in the exhibition Occulture: The Dark Arts at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand. The exhibition explores contemporary art’s role in the process of occultation (a term first used by Andre Breton in his 1930 Surrealist Manifesto), bringing together New Zealand and international artists who push the symbolic, formal and material languages of esoteric or occult traditions into new forms.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER'S TREE HOUSE (CASA DE VIDRO) ACQUIRED BY SFMOMA
July 15, 2017
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired Veronika Kellndorfer's Tree House (Casa de Vidro), 2014. Produced using her signature technique of silk-screening photographic images to highly reflective glass panels, fusing image to form, the work depicts Lina Bo Bardi's iconic glass house in the rainforest surrounding São Paulo, Brazil.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER AT DEUTSHE BANK KUNSTHALLE
July 6, 2017
Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin, Germany. Through more than 100 works, the exhibition explores the richness and breadth of Burle Marx's expansive and prolific career – his landscape architecture, painting, sculpture, theatre design, textiles, and jewelry – as well as related works by contemporary artists.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AT THE NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION
July 1, 2017
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's sculpture Storm in on permanent display at the newly opened Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid. The work is featured in the building's Pavilion, which will serve as an exhibition space for objects and audio visual materials of projects, places, people, sculptures and paintings with the objective to provide inspiration to the foundation's visitors in the same way that they once inspired Norman Foster and his work.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AND KOTA EZAWA IN SITE SANTA FE AUCTION
June 20, 2017
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Kota Ezawa will each have works available in a benefit auction for SITE Santa Fe. Proceeds from the auction will help support exhibitions, education, and public programs in SITE's newly renovated space, opening in the Fall of 2017.
LUCIA KOCH BOOK LAUNCH
April 30, 2017
A new book featuring the work of Lucia Koch will launch on Wednesday, May 3rd at Bar Ocidente in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The book, titled Lucia Koch, is the first publication of a monographic nature to be produced about the artist. Presenting a selection of Koch's iconic works spanning the last two decades, the book offers an in-depth analysis to Koch's artistic process and practice.
KOTA EZAWA AT LE CARREAU DU TEMPLE VIDEOBOX FESTIVAL
April 27, 2017
Kota Ezawa's single-channel video Take Off will be featured at the Videobox Festival at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, France. The festival, now in its third year, will take place between April 27 and 29 and will feature over 100 films exploring the themes of nature, cities, and movement
LUCIA KOCH AT NOUVEAU MUSÉE NATIONAL DE MONACO
April 15, 2017
Lucia Koch has created a site-specific installation for the exhibition, Hercule Florence: Le Nouveau Robinson at Nouveau Musée National be Monaco. The exhibition presents a five-year-long research project on the work of the Monegasque-Brazilian inventor and artist Hercule Florence (1804–79), introducing him to the European public for the first time.
IÑIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE AND VERONIKA KELLNDORFER SELECTED FOR CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
March 7, 2017
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Veronika Kellndorfer have each been selected to participate in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The second installment of the biennial, entitled Make New History, will take place between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018.
DANE MITCHELL AT CONNELLS BAY SCULPTURE PARK
February 3, 2017
A new temporary outdoor sculpture by Dane Mitchell is on display at Connells Bay Sculpture Park in Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Mitchell's installation, titled Stealth Transmission Tower 1, is a functional cell tower, which takes the form of a manufactured pine tree that cloddishly camouflages to its surroundings in an attempt to hide in plain sight. This large and highly conspicuous tree transmits a radio signal across the park on an FM radio bandwidth, that can be tuned into by visitors, on an endless loop.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER, IN DIALOGUE THE ARCHITECTURE OF LINA BO BARDI AND SVERRE FEHN
January 24, 2017
Veronika Kellndorfer will be participating in a seminar entitled In Dialogue: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi & Sverre Fehn at the National Museum in Oslo, Norway. The seminar will take place on Saturday, January 27th from 1 to 5 PM in conjuction with the museum's Casa de Vidro exhibition. The seminar will shed light on the work of the two architects as well as discussing the topic of the exhibition in the pavilion.
KOTA EZAWA AT MEAD ART MUSEUM
January 19, 2017
On February 9th, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present Rotherwas Project 2: Kota Ezawa, Gardner Museum Revisited. The exhibition, which originally debuted at Christopher Grimes Gallery in 2016, features light boxes of the thirteen stolen works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
VERONIKA KELLNDORFER AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART IN OSLO, NORWAY
January 15, 2017
On January 27th, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway will present, Casa de Vidro, a retrospective exhibition for architect Lina Bo Bardi featuring Veronika Kellndorfer. The exhibition will present Lina Bo Bardi's iconic glasshouse in São Paulo (Casa de Vidro, 1950–1951) inside Sverre Fehn's glass pavilion (2008), inviting a dialogue between the two architects. The exhibition will also feature an installation by Veronika Kellndorfer, including Treehouse (Casa de Vidro), as well as a site specific installation that evokes Bo Bardi’s glass house using artistic means.