VOTE TOGETHER — VOTE FOR EUROPE

“The EU has made our lives much better in many ways—and even though there is undoubtedly room for improvement, using our democratic rights is the way to shape it for the better…

“What we are experiencing is a reactionary rebellion against a hundred years of social progress… After three and a half years of part-time dedication to activism, I’ve concluded that above all democracy comes down to electoral participation. What’s really necessary is mediating through the basic principle of one person, one voice.” — Wolfgang Tillmans

Vote Together—a Between Bridges initiative advocating an affirmation of the European Union in this week’s elections—has released a series of images by (and featuring) a large cohort of Tillmans’ friends and associates in the art, music, and fashion worlds.

From top: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster by Stefano Cozzi in Venice; Vivienne Westwood by Andreas Kronthaler in Alpbach; Rita Roque and Joana Machado by Nuno Vieira in Porto; Giselle Mapp by Wolfgang Tillmans in Berlin; Rem Koolhaas by Dana Lixenberg in Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert and Walther König by Katja Rahlwes in Paris; Oko Ebombo by Tim Elkaim in Paris; Gillian Wearing by Joana Piotrowska in London; Noemi Smolik by Ruth Magers in Prague; Dan Sablon by Rahlwes in Paris; Tomasz Armada and Kacper Szalecki by Karol Radziszewski in Warsaw; Patricia, Roland, Ruggiero, and Bernardo de Middel by Cristina de Middel in Madrid; Nick Knight and Wolfgang Tillmans, poster. Images courtesy and © the photographers, their subjects, and Vote Together.

MALIK GAINES AND ALEXANDRO SEGADE — STAR CHOIR

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade —founding members of the performance collective My Barbarian—”work at the intersection of theater, visual arts, critical practice, and performance to play with social difficulties, theatricalize historic problems, and imagine ways of being together. Realized as drawings, texts, masks, videos, music, installations, and audience interactions, their projects employ fantasy, humor, and clashing aesthetic sensibilities to cleverly critique artistic, political, and social situations.”*

Gaines and Segade present STAR CHOIR, a new work developed while serving as Park Avenue Armory artists-in-residence. The 45-minute musical performance “tracks a group of humans who attempt to colonize a hostile planet after the Earth’s decline. Following some wonder and violence, a hybrid species is formed.” STAR CHOIR is performed by six singers and six musicians—Hai-Ting Chinn, Tomas Cruz, Tomas Fujiwara, Ariadne Greif, La Toya Lewis, Anthony McGlaun, Ethan Philbrick, Riza Printup, RaShonda Reeves, Kyra Sims, Luke Stewart, and Jorell Williams.*

MALIK GAINES and ALEXANDRO SEGADE—STAR CHOIR*

Thursday, May 23, at 7 pm and 9 pm.

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue (at 66th Street), New York City.

See “Questions of Representation: Malik Gaines in conversation with Barlo Perry, PARIS LA 16 (2018), 178–181.

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, Star Choir in performance at the Levitt Pavilion on the opening night of Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, with video and sheet music from the exhibition. Images courtesy and the artists.

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

The new show by Gardar Eide Einarsson is on view in London for one more week.*

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

Through May 26.

Maureen Paley

21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London.

*See “A man fights, and fights, and then fights some more…,” PARIS LA 6 (Spring 2011), 2–13.

Gardar Eide Einarsson, from top: The Spirit of Zen; a Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East, 2019; untitled (Hand), 2019; untitled (Axe), 2019; all acrylic and gesso on canvas. Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible, 2019, enamel on laser cut aluminium. Liquid Explosive Detonated by Pull-Friction Fuze, 2019; The German Peters Candybar Boobytrap, 2019; both acrylic, gesso, graphite and silk screen ink on canvas. Images courtesy and © the artist and Maureen Paley.

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND—the Wattis Institute catalogue that includes a 1994 artist’s talk as well as texts by Tongo Eisen-Martin and Fred Moten—is out of print, but Artbook at Hauser & Wirth has a few copies left.

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth

917 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

DAVID HAMMONS

Through August 11.

Hauser & Wirth

901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: David Hammons is on Our Mind, book cover image courtesy and © the artist and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; David Hammons, Orange is the New Black, 2017, mixed media; David Hammons, untitled, 2017. Artwork images courtesy and © the artist and Hauser & Wirth, photographs by Genevieve Hanson.

OSCAR TUAZON — COLLABORATOR

Oscar Tuazon‘s sculptural works made in collaboration with artists and writers Ariana Reines, Matias Faldbakken, Elias Hansen, and Vito Acconci are now on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum—Tuazon’s first solo museum show in his native Washington State.

The exhibition—COLLABORATOR—also includes work in honor of Leonard Peltier, and “new sculptures and site-responsive interventions that respond, in part, to the porous, light-filled nature of architect Steven Holl‘s design” for the museum’s third floor galleries.*

OSCAR TUAZON—COLLABORATOR*

Through September 15.

Bellevue Arts Museum

510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.

See PARIS LA 13—”CHEZ CHEZ PERV PERV” (Spring 2015), an issue guest-edited by Gardar Eide EinarssonMatias Faldbakken, and Oscar Tuazon.

Oscar Tuazon—Collaborator, 2019, installation views, Bellevue Arts Museum. Photographs by Dorothée Perret. Images courtesy and © the artists and the Bellevue Arts Museum.