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2020 SOLIDARITY

Wolfgang Tillmans, Between Bridges, and several dozen international artists have joined together to sell posters to benefit art spaces, nightclubs, music venues, and bars at risk of closing for good because of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

Participating artists in the 2020 Solidarity project include Nicole Eisenman, Heji Shin, Carrie Mae Weems, Gillian Wearing, Betty Tompkins, Marlene Dumas, Christopher Wool, Jacolby Satterwhite, Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison, Thomas Ruff, Elizabeth Peyton, Thao Nguyen Phan, Mark Leckey, Ralf Marsault, Heino Muller, Andreas Gursky, Spyros Rennt, Anne Imhof, Ebecho Muslimova, Piotr Nathan, Ming Wong, David Lindert, Heike-Karin Föll, Luc Tuymans, Stefan Fähler, Sabelo Mlangeni, Simon Denny, Melanie Bonajo, Karol Radziszewski, Karl Holmqvist, Özgür Kar, Claire Nicole Egan, Bobby Glew, Stewart Uoo, Felipe Baeza, Jochen Lempert, Seth Price, Tomma Abts, Wade Guyton, Peter Berlin, and David Wojnarowicz with Tom Warren.

See links below for details.

BETWEEN BRIDGES—2020 SOLIDARITY

BALLEZ, Brooklyn.

VISUAL AIDS, New York City.

Between Bridges, 2020 Solidarity, from top: Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil—Economy of Love, 2015; Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2015; Nicole Eisenman, Never Forget Kissing in Bars, 2020; Carrie Mae Weems, Great Expectations, 2020; Rachel Harrison, April 2020, 2020; Ming Wong, Delphine, 2020; Seth Price, Postcard Style Place, 2018; Sabelo Mlangeni, “Identity” Bongani Tshabalala, 2011; Thao Nguyen Phan, March on a Honda Dream, 2020; Claire Nicole Egan and Bobby Glew, Hard Fond, 2020; Stefan Fähler, Kiss Me, 2020; Heike-Karin Föll, AbExGruau 7, 2017; Karol Radziszewski, Vasiliy, 2018; Elizabeth Peyton, Not Me. Us. (Young Bernie 2020), 2020; David Wojnarowicz with Tom Warren, Self-Portrait of David Wojnarowicz, 1983–1984; Thomas Ruff, Nudes kn30, 2006. Images courtesy and © the artists and Between Bridges.

WEEKLY WRAP UP | OCT. 3-10, 2014

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This week on the blog we discovered the designers Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq; saw the first exhibition at Del Vaz Projects; listened Dayvan Cowboy from Boards of Canada; visited the new show of Mark Leckey at Wiels: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials and the show of Jonathan Binet and Martin Laborde at Gaudel de Stampa: Yellow Cabin Saturday Night Remittent Fever.

 

MARK LECKEY: LENDING ENCHANTMENT TO VULGAR MATERIALS AT WIELS

Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials is the largest exhibition to date of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey. Taking his title from a letter by Guillaume Apollinaire, where he claims that he and the filmmaker Georges Méliès ‘lend enchantment to vulgar materials’, Leckey identifies a similar impulse at the heart of his own practice. That is precisely what the exhibition highlights by bringing together new and older pieces in each of the media in which the artist has worked. Spread across two floors of WIELS as well as the auditorium, the exhibition features nearly all of the artist’s videos, including his 1999 video of dance hall youth culture, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, and others that have been rarely shown, alongside key sculptural works from the last decade, providing a long overdue survey of Leckey’s remarkable oeuvre. 

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Mark Leckey was born in 1964 in Birkenhead, England, and currently lives and works in London. The 2008 Turner Prize winning artist studied at Newcastle Polytechnic, is a reader in fine art at Goldsmiths, London, and served as professor of film studies at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main from 2005 to 2009. He works in sculpture, sound, performance and video. His influential body of work, from his earliest videos made in the late 1990s to his most recent performances and installations, combs the iconography of popular culture, its brands and its products, as it explores the affective pull they have on us.

Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials
Curated by Elena Filipovic
26.09.2014 – 11.01.2015
Wiels
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels