The Giardini section of the 2019 Venice Biennale includes a selection of mostly new work by Nicole Eisenman, KaariUpson, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Joi Bittle and Dominique Gonzalez–Foerster, Jill Mulleady, and Hito Steyerl.
PALIMPSEST—an exhibition in Ireland about how temporal connections alter definitions of place—features the work of Nicole Eisenman, Zoe Leonard, Hilary Lloyd, Charlotte Prodger, Martine Syms, LynetteYiadom-Boakye, and Andrea Zittel.
Curated by Charlie Porter, the show will include a new text by Olivia Laing, author of the novel Crudo (2018), and The Trip to Echo Spring (2014), a memoir about writers and alcohol.
From top: Charlotte Prodger, Sophie with Sheets 3, 2015, inkjet print, stainless steel frame, glass, courtesy of the artist and Lismore Castle Arts; Martine Syms,Notes on Gesture (4), 2015, courtesy of the artist and Sadie Coles Gallery; Zoe Leonard, Untitled, 2002, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
“Every time I enter a new room I scan for other queers. Maybe it’s a hunt for fleeting solidarity, maybe safety—not that the two are opposed. I didn’t know I did this until I didn’t have to, when I arrived in a place—[Fire Island]—where queer and its variants was the baseline. It is a profound experience, one I will never take for granted, even as I know the exclusions it enacts.
“This is a very personal show, in the sense that it has no pretensions of thoroughness or coherence. A series of friendships and encounters organized around a shared experience of finding one’s place. Just some people inhabiting a tiny speck of the world and—to borrow a phrase by Douglas Crimp, another friend from the island—misfitting together.” — RyanMcNamara*
McNamara brings Fire Island to Manhattan with a new exhibition of work by TravisBoyer, Jack Brusca, TM Davy, Raúl de Nieves, Nicole Eisenman, K8 Hardy, Kia Labeija, MatthewLeifheit, Hanna Liden, Tiffany Malakooti, Samuel Roeck, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, DevanShimoyama, A.L. Steiner, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cajsa von Zeipel, and himself.
*”Misfitting together” is a quote from Popism: The Warhol Sixties, by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett (1980), referenced by Douglas Crimp in his book “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012), 157, note 29:
“I [Warhol] was reflecting that most people thought the Factory was a place where everybody had the same attitudes about everything; the truth was, we were all odds-and-ends misfits, somehow misfitting together.”
From top: Ryan McNamara, Cemical Compound(6/8/2018), 2019, wood, plaster, paint, psilocybin, amyl nitrate, gamma-hydroxybutyrate, Truvada; Wolfgang Tillmans, Far awayinside (Echo Beach), 2017, inkjet print; Matthew Leifheit; Meat Rack Gathering, 2018, dye sublimation print on aluminum; Nicole Eisenman and Tiffany Malakooti, Remarkable Lesbian Chess Set, 2016, clay, wood, and paint; A.L. Steiner, Untitled (Rachel on bay, Pines), 2016–2019; Fire installation view with K8 Hardy‘s jockstrap collection—Look Pines, 2016, fiberglass mannequin, metal base, cloth, enamel paint, synthetic wig—in foreground; Devan Shimoyama, Untitled, 2015–2018, dye-sublimation print on aluminum (2); Cajsa von Zeipel, Boy’s Tears, 2019, styrofoam, fiberglass, aqua resin, plaster; Travis Boyer, Le Fountain, 2019, embellished and dyed wool blanket on beeswax, wood, and steel frame; Jack Brusca, Pines Pavilion Logo, 1980, acrylic on canvas; Kia LaBeija, New Legend Lucky 007 on Fire Island, 2018, digital inkjet print.
2018 is an election year, a chance to end Republican control of Congress.
Educate, organize, resist, register, vote…
… and check out the selection from Marilyn Minter and Andrianna Campbell’s ANGER MANAGEMENT, a pop-up featuring resistant work by JohnBaldessari, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Zoe Buckman, Nicole Eisenman, Charles Gaines, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Laura Owens, Jack Pierson, Mary Ping, Faith Ringgold, Laurie Simmons, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and many others.
A portion of the proceeds will go to charity and to the Brooklyn Museum.
Carolee Schneemann, Carsten Höller, Kaari Upson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Cheryl Donegan, Elizabeth Peyton, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, and George Condo are among the forty artists participating in WHO’S AFRAID OF THE NEW NOW?, a series of public conversations this weekend at the New Museum.
The event concludes on Sunday night, December 3, at 8 pm, with a conversation between Carol Bove and Joan Jonas.