ART BASEL

Art Basel with Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Hall 2.1 Booth K18

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE - KW Berlin

FIRE AND FORGET.
ON VIOLENCE
Group exhibition
14.6.–30.8.15

Opening: Saturday, 13.6.15, 17–22 h


Mircea Cantor, SHOOTING, 2005, courtesy the artist and Dvir Gallery

Zur Ausstellungseröffnung laden wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich ein.

„Fire and Forget“ ist ein aus dem Militärjargon stammender Begriff für Waffensysteme, die aus gefahrloser Distanz zum Feind ausgelöst werden. Die Ausstellung FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE nimmt den militärischen Ausdruck zum Ausgangspunkt für eine Überprüfung geläufiger Vorstellungen von Krieg und Gewalt und widmet sich mit den Mitteln der zeitgenössischen Kunst den Auswirkungen, die der Einsatz von Waffen langfristig auf die menschliche Psyche hat.

So werden mit dem Verlust der unmittelbaren körperlichen Konfrontation und der damit verbundenen Gefahr für das eigene Leben Affekte wie Tötungshemmung oder Überreaktion, Mitgefühl oder Hass von der konkreten Situation abgespalten. Was bedeutet das für die Argumente und Evidenzen politischen Handelns? Welche Bedeutung kommt in diesem Zusammenhang der Geschichte, dem Erinnern und dem Vergessen für den Ausbruch, die Eskalation oder die Verhinderung von Gewalt zu? Welchen Anteil hat die Kunst daran?

Mit Arbeiten von Marina Abramović und Ulay; Ron Amir; Julius von Bismarck; Roy Brand, Ori Scialom und Keren Yeala Golan; James Bridle; Luis Camnitzer; Mircea Cantor; Jota Castro; Chto Delat; Marcelo Cidade; Jem Cohen; Martin Dammann; Öyvind Fahlström; Harun Farocki; Daniil Galkin; Rudolf Herz; Damien Hirst; Clara Ianni; Emily Jacir; Hunter Jonakin; Joachim Koester; Korpys/Löffler; Barbara Kruger; Armin Linke; Robert Longo; Jazmín López; Kris Martin; Ana Mendieta; Michael Müller; Timo Nasseri; NEOZOON; Katja Novitskova; Jon Rafman; Pipilotti Rist; Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert; André Robillard; Julian Röder; Henning Rogge; Martha Rosler; Hrair Sarkissian; Santiago Sierra; Timur Si-Qin; Tal R; Javier Téllez; Sharif Waked; Gillian Wearing; He Xiangyu; Amir Yatziv; Ala Younis.

Die Ausstellung FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE ist kuratiert von Ellen Blumenstein und Daniel Tyradellis.

DIE AUSSTELLUNG wird gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes. WIR DANKEN FÜR DIE FINANZIELLE UNTERSTÜTZUNG: KW Freunde e. V. sowie Rivka Saker, dem Sammler Uli Sigg, Mr. Xue, Peng Pei-Cheng, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin, KOW Berlin. DIE PUBLIKATION SOWIE DAS VERMITTLUNGS- UND VERANSTALTUNGSPROGRAMM werden gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. DAS PROGRAMM DER KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART wird durch die Unterstützung des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten ermöglicht.


We warmly invite you and your friends to the opening.

“Fire and forget” comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapons systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a safe distance. The exhibition FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE takes the military expression as the starting point for an examination of the conventional ideas about war and force, and applies the means of contemporary art to address the long-term effects of these new weapons on the human psyche.

The loss of direct, physical confrontation and the danger for one’s own life it created separates the violent situation itself from affects like reluctance for killing or overreaction, sympathy or hate. What may this mean for the arguments and evidence of political action? Which meaning does this context of the story receive: the memory and forgetting of an outburst, escalation, or the prevention of violence? And which interest does art have in all this?



With works by Marina Abramović and Ulay; Ron Amir; Julius von Bismarck; Roy Brand, Ori Scialom, and Keren Yeala Golan; James Bridle; Luis Camnitzer; Mircea Cantor; Jota Castro; Chto Delat; Marcelo Cidade; Jem Cohen; Martin Dammann; Öyvind Fahlström; Harun Farocki; Daniil Galkin; Rudolf Herz; Damien Hirst; Clara Ianni; Emily Jacir; Hunter Jonakin; Joachim Koester; Korpys/Löffler; Barbara Kruger; Armin Linke; Robert Longo; Jazmín López; Kris Martin; Ana Mendieta; Michael Müller; Timo Nasseri; NEOZOON; Katja Novitskova; Jon Rafman; Pipilotti Rist; Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert; André Robillard; Julian Röder; Henning Rogge; Martha Rosler; Hrair Sarkissian; Santiago Sierra; Timur Si-Qin; Tal R; Javier Téllez; Sharif Waked; Gillian Wearing; He Xiangyu; Amir Yatziv; Ala Younis.

The exhibition FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE is curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis.

THE EXHIBITION is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). WITH THANKS FOR THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT: KW Friends e. V. as well as Rivka Saker, the collector Uli Sigg, Mr. Xue, Peng Pei-Cheng, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin, KOW Berlin. THE PUBLICATION AND THE EVENT- AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM is funded by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb (German Federal Agency for Civic Education). THE CULTURAL PROGRAMS OF KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART are made possible with the support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.


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Wed–Mon 12–19 h
Thu 12–21 h
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Admission: 6 €, reduced: 4 €
Thu 19–21 h: 4 €

ARCO Madrid

@ ARCO Madrid with Schleicher/Lange

25.2 - 1.3.2015

Glance #9

Glance #9

ABU DHABI ART 5 - 8 November 2014

with Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Saadiyat Cultural District

Abu Dhabi, UAE

One and One #41, 2014, ink on paper, 156 x 225cm, detail

One and One #41, 2014, ink on paper, 156 x 225cm, detail

...about Edith

O time thy pyramids ex1, 2014, etching, 38 x 30 cm, edition of 15

O time thy pyramids ex1, 2014, etching, 38 x 30 cm, edition of 15

O time thy pyramids ex1, 2014, etching, 38 x 30 cm, edition of 15

O time thy pyramids ex1, 2014, etching, 38 x 30 cm, edition of 15

The Language Of Human Consciousness at Athr Gallery, Jeddah

OPENING / THURSDAY 10TH JULY, 2014
AT 9.30 PM IN ATHR GALLERY, JEDDAH


For thousands of years, the question of whether the basics of geometry came naturally to all humans or if they had to be taught; has been explored. According to Plato’s writings, Socrates attempted to determine how well an uneducated slave in a Greek household understood geometry, and eventually concluded that the slave’s soul ‘must have always possessed this knowledge’.
 
In the midst of startling havoc; humans by this very instinct seek to find order in this chaos, to reason with it; translating it to a language that is perhaps visual and universal is a common field of exploration for scientists and artists alike.
 
Athr Gallery will deliver a groundbreaking exhibition titled The Language of Human Consciousness in July 2014 and will include work by 38 artists from around the world. Most of these artists will be exhibiting work for the first time in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East at large.


The Language of Human Consciousness takes geometry as a starting point, accepting its heritage as a symbol of purity, intelligence and perfection and bringing it towards a more contemporary interpretation as a language for exploring the atypical, the imperfect and the alternative. Works are brought together that seek to dissect segments of times, contexts and places and open them up to universal interpretation. The works, in the potency of the contradiction between their infinite possibilities as geometric compositions and the range of their references – social, political, art historical or other - are reduced to a neutral ground: to a human and conceivable form.

Frieze New York

at Frieze New York with SFEIR-SEMLER GALLERY Hamburg/Beirut at booth B4

Timo Nasseri_Drill Core #152_10

Opening Hours

Friday, May 9 - 11am–7pm
Saturday, May 10 - 11am–7pm
Sunday, May 11 - 11am–7pm
Monday, May 12 - 11am–6pm

http://friezenewyork.com

Art Cologne

Art Cologne with Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Sfeir-Semler Hall 11.3 boothB 30


Timo Nasseri Dual Space_1_1 Kopie.jpg




Art Dubai

at Sfeir-Semler Gallery (booth J6) and Schleicher/Lange Gallery (booth A39) --- ART DUBAI

The eighth edition of Art Dubai takes place March 19-22, 2014.

Madinat Jumeirah

Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim

Exit 39 (Interchange 4) from Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai, UAE

http://artdubai.ae/

Weights and measures - GALERIE LAHUMIERE

 

 

Jean Gorin, 1954

Jean Gorin, 1954

Sculptural drawings are interesting in the way they reveal the foundations of pure form. They serve as a lab for the sculptor’s research—they are where sculptors envisage the scale and medium of volumes. One drawing often leads to another, so that new forms emerge in the process, as can be seen in the work of Jean-Gabriel Coignet. There are classic preparatory sketches with annotated details, such as those by Etienne Béothy (1897–1961) and Emile Gilioli (1911–1977), yet there are also finished drawings for anticipated projects, such as one by Jean Gorin (1899–1981) for a project executed in Nancy in 1954, featured on the invitation to this show. Then there is a parallel practice of drawing that enjoys its own status within a sculptor’s oeuvre. Timo Nasseri, for example, constructs his drawings by exploring mathematical formulas inherited from the Arabic world. Nathalie Delasalle, who sculpts in white, uses paper collage to contend with multiple hues of white, directly attacking form in her cut-outs. Denis Pondruel, meanwhile, reveals the hidden sides and inner architecture of his concrete cubes through axonometric drawings. And André Stempfel sometimes anticipates the movement of his works through sets of drawings, while at other times he hews their forms in paper cut-outs. Finally, drawing is used poetically by Baudin, a surveyor of time who weighs and measures multiple things in his works. These are some of the many facets of sculptors’ drawings that visitors to the gallery will be able to discover up through April 30th.

http://www.lahumiere.com/spip.php?article351