Un/Certain Place Pt.2
A selection of some exhibits and organizations happening outside the white cube for the online viewer.
In the northern hemisphere the face of the winter is conditioned by extremely cold temperatures and only sparse presence of light. UTTRAN was an exhibition which gathered 25 artists to exhibit on a frozen lake about 30 kilometres south of Stockholm.
When a lake freezes, the scenery changes and a formerly inaccessible part of the landscape hardens, transforming into a surface of public domain. The calm waves of the summer lake turn into a busy and highly frequented icescape. During the day ice skaters move their twirling and cruising bodies while the silence of the night let’s you hear the long resonating cries of the ice.
Organized by Tora Schultz Larsen, Maiken Buus Andersen, Christian Aagaard Ovesen, Emilie Palmelund
17th & 18th of February, 12.00-17.00
Uttran lake, Fiskaruddsvägen 73, Rönninge, Stockholm
Hybrids was presented in the park setting of Lustwarande, where the anticipated contrast between the ‘natural elements’ and the works of art could hardly be greater. In spite of hybrid production processes, with digital and analogue techniques being mixed in all kinds of combinations, and the use of dramatically contrasting materials and forms, in which industrial confronts organic, and craftsmanship is pitted against DIY, the public space of the park appears to force the consideration and interpretation of the works in the direction of classical sculpture.
These sculptures and installations are physical entities that blend beautifully with the context in which they were presented. At the same time, there is an emphasis on the relationship between these works and their surroundings: the Anthropocene world.
Curated by Chris Driessen & David Jablonowski
at Lustwarande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
23.06 – 23.09.18
Feÿ – Rencontres d’art
Some People Are Worth Melting For
Some People Are Worth Melting For is the second group presentation organized by Ginny Projects soon right after The Blunt – a travel friendly show, viewable by train, with the artists presenting their work at selected train stations across the UK. In Some People Are Worth Melting For, the artworks are installed inside and outside of an old Farmhouse – “We have all been awaiting the day when science could repair any damage to his body and bring Uncle Walt back to life. Just inside Britain’s Smallest Town, Llanwrtyd Wells, Ginny Projects is pleased to announce that day has come: Some People Are Worth Melting For“
Organized by Ginny Pojects
21.04.18 – 04.05.18
EXILE X Summer Camp: ‘May the bridges I burn light the way’
The initial part of May the bridges I burn light the way is a temporary exhibition that creates face-to-face conversations between social activism, art practices and Palermo’s socio-cultural realities. Departing point is the exploitation of the self for marketing purposes or as alibi for personal intentions, as sometimes in the #metoo debate or the current rise of populism.
13.05 – 04.11.2018
A Cave for Play
Jiří Kovanda at Black Cube
Jiří Kovanda, an internationally recognized performance artist, is heading from Prague to Denver next month for his first American exhibition outside of New York City. But, what makes this exhibition even more unique is that Kovanda has no knowledge of where in Denver he’ll be creating his artwork—All the Birds of North America.
The site location was chosen by Michal Novotný, Curator and Director at Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA. By exposing the artist to an entirely different climate than his home city of Prague, Novotný was interested to see how Kovanda responds to the site and city in real time…without any foreknowledge or preparation. “This project will be openly fanciful and imaginary, more sentimental than realistic,” said Novotný. “With this site-specific project we also tried to create the most picturesque American scene for Jiří to work with, something relatable to travel, freedom, and the open landscape—like those yellow turning leaves from the cover for All the Birds of North America atlas. Just as Jiří Kovanda did in his early performances, this exhibition relates to our inner freedom, the deep inner-self that cannot be controlled by anyone.”
Curated by Michal Novotný and Cortney Stell
September 14 – October 6, 2018
After The Rain
After it rains, 100 snails emerge from hibernation in a particular bush on a vacant lot near a set of train tracks. They embrace the damp, finding sanctuary amongst the wet leaves. In After the rain, small works by Erika Hickle, Katharina Höeglinger, Aiden Holmans, Garrett Lockhart, Joe W. Speier, and Connie Wilson are carefully placed around this habitat — a possible art show for snails.
Maria Toumazou at Thkio Ppalies
Organized by Tine Günther, Marian Luft and Ronny Szillo in cooperation with BSMNT
No Where – Now Here
Vitaly Bezpalov, Antoine Donzeaud, Hayden Dunham, Josh Evan, Paul Pascal, Deirdre Sargent and Emir Esh Šehanović were invited by ULTRASTUDIO to deepen the theme of CREEPY PASTA as a new frontier of experimental story poised between disturbing news and urban legend.
The work moves on two places shot in a motel room in Los Angeles and in the Las Vegas desert where the works insist on their ubiquity between a claustrophobic space that becomes a cage of thought and another dilated in which horizons and perspectives are lost.
To nail down, here’s a selection of some of O Fluxo’s favorite organizations that have been documenting stunning art shows for the internet audience over the past few years (and that weren’t featured in part1 of Un/Certain Place).
Chicken Coop Contemporary
Hotel Art Pavilion
Melbourne Offsite Index
Bed-Stuy Love Affair
Diesel Project Space