Category Archives: ART

CARO JOST — WALK THE TALK

The exhibition CARO JOST—WALK THE TALK—in its final week in Munich—features work from her new Public Paintings series, drawn from the archive of found materials and photographs she assembled in New York City in the summer of 2001, when she was a young artist in the Art Students League.

The origins for WALK THE TALK are the pamphlets for evening courses Caro Jost had “picked up and collected on the streets, in the subways, or in public places. She transfers these pamphlets to the canvas as paintings, whereby she intentionally omits individual information. In a next step, she deconstructs the transferred text by hiding certain words with camouflage-like overpainting and by singling out others as catchwords. In doing this, the artist comments on the content of advertising and reveals a critically ironic and humorous attitude towards the promises these evening classes make. The short, catchy texts with memorable slogans that directly appeal to us have been tailored to the everyday language of the public. They reflect the social climate of the summer 2001 prior to 9/11.

“The theme of self-reflection is taken up in a mirror work that is 1.80 meters high and 2.50 meters wide and extends across the entire wall of one of the exhibition rooms. This mirror not only reflects the exhibition space opposite it as well as the visitors to the gallery, but also the street outside, which creates a reference to public space. To accompany this, the artist is showing photographs from 2001, in which she captured her impressions of New York City with a digital camera.”*

CARO JOST—WALK THE TALK*

Through September 27.

Galerie Britta von Rettberg

Gabelsbergerstrasse 51, Munich.

Caro Jost, walk the talk, Galerie Britta von Rettberg, July–September 2019, from top: In a couples world, 2001/2019; $$ 3.07, 2001/2019; Everyone can be a Star, 2001/2019; Stop being nice, 2001/2019; Last Chance, 2001/2019; Beat the Clock, 2001/2019. Images courtesy and © the artist and Galerie Britta von Rettberg.

TRAJAL HARRELL — TRANSCORPOREALITIES

The Museum Ludwig ex­hi­bi­tion TRANSCORPOREALITIES “re­flects on the mu­se­um as a perme­able body in which vari­ous bi­o­log­i­cal, so­cial, tech­no­log­i­cal, po­lit­i­cal, and eco­nom­ic sys­tems flow in­to each other. Like all hu­man and non­hu­man en­ti­ties, it en­gages in per­pe­t­u­al metabolic pro­cess­es with its en­vi­ron­ment.”

On opening night—as well as Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1—Trajal Harrell will perform a new work Dancer of the Year.

TRANSCORPOREALITIES participating artists also include Jesse Dar­ling, Fla­ka Hal­i­ti, Paul Ma­heke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Os­car Muril­lo, and Son­dra Per­ry.

TRANSCORPOREALITIES*

Opening night:

TRAJAL HARRELL—DANCER OF THE YEAR

Friday, September 20, at 8:30 pm.

Exhibition open through January 19.

Museum Ludwig

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne.

From top: Trajal Harrell, Dancer of the Year, 2019, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Centre Pompidou, Brussels, © Trajal Harrell, photograph by Orpheas Emirzas; Oscar Murillo, Human Resources, 2016 (detail), installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, courtesy and © Oscar Murillo and Carlos/Ishikawa; Jesse Darling, Virgin Variations (working title, detail), 2019, courtesy and © Jesse Darling; Paul Maheke, Seeking after the fully grown dancer *deep within*, 2016–19, courtesy and © Paul Maheke and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, photograph by Henry Chan; Sondra Perry, Ecologue for [in]HABITABILITY, 2017–2019, installation view, Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, courtesy and © Sondra Perry, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and Bridget Donahue, New York; Flaka Haliti, What are they thinking that we thinking that they thinking we going to do next? #1, 2019 (draft), courtesy and © Flaka Haliti; Park McArthur, Polyurethane Foam, 2016, courtesy and © Park McArthur and Essex Street, New York and Lars Friedrich, Berlin. Below: Trajal Harrell. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and institutions.

LUCAS BLALOCK — THE BUTTER AND THE MONEY FOR THE BUTTER

THE BUTTER AND THE MONEY FOR THE BUTTER is a new limited edition artwork by Lucas Blalock, produced on the occasion of the 2019 NY Art Book Fair.

The work is constructed of eight individual photographs printed on aluminum and bound with cloth to create a book-like sculptural object.

This Printed Matter Fundraising Edition is now available.

LUCAS BLALOCK—THE BUTTER AND THE MONEY FOR THE BUTTER (New York: Printed Matter, 2019).

Lucas Blalock, The Butter and the Money for the Butter. Images courtesy and © the artist and Printed Matter.

MAKINO TAKASHI — MEMENTO STELLA

“Memento stella” is a original phrase I coined to remind me to “remember the stars” and “never forget that we too reside among the stars.”

For several years I’ve travelled the world, screening my work. And throughout this dark, sad world, amid war and terrorism—countless lives lost to natural cataclysms and caused by humans—and there hasn’t been a single day that death hasn’t been in my thoughts.

At the same time, I do realize that it is not only death that binds us. We are also born and raised and living on this little planet, among the stars. I pursue my work with the idea that if each day, we might be conscious of this truth for even a moment, then maybe perhaps somewhere deep in our hearts, we might find shared artistic expressions, keys to a place beyond the religions, politics, borders, languages, and personal desires which tear us apart.
Makino Takashi

Join Makino for the Los Angeles and San Francisco premieres of his new 60-minute feature MEMENTO STELLA.

MEMENTO STELLA

Thursday, September 19, at 7 pm.

MOCA Grand Avenue

250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

Like news reports of wartime Japan, films with stories or a precise structure throw images at an audience with their meanings already intact. Rather than making films with my own imposed structure, my method is to abandon structure altogether or, in other words, layer images that once embodied meaning on top of one another until they become unintelligible. I aim for the resulting composite “image” to be like a nameless animate being with a limitless capacity for meanings so that my films become triggers for an audience to venture into their own imagination. — Makino Takashi*

Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 pm.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts*

701 Mission Street, San Francisco.

Makino Takashi, Memento Stella (2018), DCP (4K video), color, 5.1 sound, 60 minutes, stills. Images courtesy and © the artist. Photograph of Makino Takashi courtesy and © Nippon Connection.

GUERRILLA GIRLS — THE ART OF BEHAVING BADLY

In conjunction with the Munich exhibition MIRIAM CAHN—I AS HUMAN, Guerrilla Girls co-founder Käthe Kollwitz will give a lecture-performance.

GUERRILLA GIRLS—THE ART OF BEHAVING BADLY

Thursday, September 19, at 7 pm.

Haus der Kunst

Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.

Images courtesy and © the Guerrilla Girls.