Category Archives: ART

DIEDRICK BRACKENS

The weavings of Diedrick Brackens—who participated in the Hammer’s Made in L.A. 2018 biennial and received the Joyce Alexander Wein prize from the Studio Museum in Harlem—can be seen in the New Museum’s lobby exhibition space throughout the summer.

DIEDRICK BRACKENS—DARLING DIVINED

Through September 8.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

Diedrick Brackens, from top: Opening Tombs Between the Heart, 2018; In the Valley, 2017; Bitter Attendance, Drown Jubilee, 2018; The Bravest Sons, 2018; The Cup is a Cloud, 2018. Images courtesy and © the artist.

GUILLERMO KUITCA AND NO EXIT

In conjunction with the GUILLERMO KUITCA exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in L.A.’s Arts District, Tim Robbins‘ troupe The Actors’ Gang will perform a staged reading of Jean-Paul Sartre’s NO EXIT, directed by Brian Finney.

Participating Actors’ Gang members include Pierre Adeli, Hannah Chodos, Cihan Sahin, and Paulette Zubata.

NO EXIT—THE ACTORS’ GANG

Thursday, June 13, at 8 pm.

Hauser & Wirth

901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Guillermo Kuitca, from top: The Family Idiot, 2018, oil on canvas in artist frame, triptych; The Family Idiot, 2019, oil on canvas in artist frame; Untitled (Teatro Real), 2013–2015, oil on canvas; The Family Idiot, 2018, oil on canvas in artist frame, and The Family Idiot (Sleeper in the Mirror), 2019, both photographed by Gonzalo Maggi. Images courtesy and © the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

SIMONE FORTI AT KUNSTHALLE BASELLAND

The Simone Forti exhibition at Kunsthalle Baselland will include performances of her works HUDDLE, SLANT BOARD, and PLATFORMS.

The performances are coordinated by Sarah Swenson, and will be performed by Peter Burleigh, Nilo Dawn, Paula Alonso Gómez, Alina Immoos, Sophie Jung, Emi Miyoshi, Timo Paris, Toschkin Schalnich, and Steven Schoch.

SIMONE FORTI

Through July 7.

Performances
Wednesday, June 12, at noon.
Saturday, June 15, at 10 am
Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 pm

Kunsthalle Baselland

St. Jakob-Strasse 170, Basel.

From top: Simone Forti, Zuma News, 2014, filmed by Jason Underhill; Simone Forti, A Free Consultation, 2016, Evanston, Illinois, January 30, 2016, filmed by Jason Underhill; Simone FortiKunsthaus Baselland installation view, 2019, photograph by Gina Folly; Simone Forti, Zuma News. Images courtesy and © the artist, The Box, Los Angeles, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

RUBY NERI

The exhibition of Ruby Neri’s new large-scale sculptures at David Kordansky will be up for one more week.

“The aura of confidence that animates the sculptures is due in no small part to the physical solidity of clay and Neri’s handling of it. Fusing elements that can be read as handles, for instance, with the limbs of the figures or their ropes of yellow hair, she builds hybridized objects that literalize the implied corporeality of the vessel, thereby emphasizing its centrality in the development of human culture…

“The scale of these works gives them architectural presence as well, generating comparisons to geological formations and trees (some include images of exaggerated flowers), or archaic totems constructed by a matriarchal society. In some cases, bulbous protrusions on their sides contain apertures that permit visual access to their interiors.”*

RUBY NERI*

Through June 15.

David Kordansky Gallery

5130 West Edgewood Place, Los Angeles.

Ruby Neri, ceramic with glaze, from top: Ghosts, 2019 (2); Pietà, 2019 (3); Women with Dolls in Their Laps, 2019 (3); installation view, David Kordansky Gallery, 2019; Untitled, 2019 (2); High Kicker, 2019 (3). Images courtesy and © the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.

PARKETT — PHOTO

Parkett presents PHOTO, “the first survey exhibition of all photographic works made by artists for the journal over the last three decades. On view at Parkett’s Zurich space, the show includes some ninety works spanning a rarely seen, vast, and diverse range of photographic positions and ideas.”*

“The exhibition follows the evolution of photographic methods in the past three decades, with many of the earlier photographs making use of analog techniques, while digital editing informs the more recent works. Common threads including people and portraiture, landscapes both urban and natural, everyday objects, and abstraction, connect an otherwise expansive range of visual topics.”*

“Many of the works on view combine photographic elements with other media, such as gouache, collage, textiles, installation, or printmaking. Also on view are works, which while similar in terms of media and format, are unique and contain distinct differences within each project. Further exhibition displays include five video works, as well as a selection of artists’ inserts—the specially commissioned 10–12 book page projects published in each issue of Parkett.”*

“You can grab an issue from thirty years ago and see the context. You can grab that context and time. The internet has no historical orientation. You click on an article and you don’t know what context [it was published in]. I think this loss of memory is deplorable.” — Jacqueline Burckhardt, Parkett co-founding editor**

PHOTO

THE FIRST SURVEY OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS MADE BY ARTISTS FOR PARKETT SINCE 1984*

Through September 28.

Parkett Space Zürich

Limmatstrasse 268, Zürich.

**See “Time, Context, Object—The Parkett Story,” PARIS LA 16 (2018).

PHOTO artists include: Tomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Doug Aitken, Allora/Calzadilla, Francis Alys, Ed Atkins, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Vanessa Beecroft, Alighiero e Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Glenn Brown, Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Chuck Close, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Tracey Emin, Omer Fast, Robert Frank, Katharina Fritsch, Cyprien Gaillard, Ellen Gallagher, Adrian Ghenie, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, David Hammons, Rachel Harrison, Christian Jankowski, Annette Kelm, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Lee Kit, Zoe Leonard, Liu Xiaodong, Paul McCarthy, Marilyn Minter, Tracey Moffatt, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Richard Phillips, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, RH Quaytman, Charles Ray, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Gregor Schneider, Shirana Shahbazi, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Dayanita Singh, Hito Steyerl, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Sturtevant, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Wood, Diana Thater, Rosemarie Trockel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Danh Vo, Charline von Heyl, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, and Yang Fudong.

Parkett editions, from top: Doug Aitken, Decrease the Mass and Run like Hell, 1999, for Parkett 57; Vanessa Beecroft, untitled, 1999, for Parkett 56; Andy Warhol, untitled, 1987, for Parkett 12, 1987; David Hammons, Money Tree, 1992, for Parkett 31; Wolfgang Tillmans, Parkett edition 1992–1998, for Parkett 53; Trisha Donnelly, The Dashiell Delay, 2006 (2), for Parkett 77; Shirana Shahbazi, Composition with Mountain, 2014, for Parkett 94; Sigmar Polke, Desastres und andere bare Wunder, 1982–1984, for Parkett 2; Cindy Sherman, untitled, 1991, for Parkett 29; Jannis Kounellis, untitled, 1985, for Parkett 6; Tracey Emin, Self-Portrait, 12.11.01, for Parkett 63; Franz Ackermann, Peak Season, 2003, for Parkett 68. Images courtesy and © the artists and Parkett.