Every work I make, every thought I put into it, every dialogue that surrounds the work in one way or another is an endless attempt to relate myself to that moment, the moment and immediate aftermath of her death, maybe that sounds crazy and maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t, it doesn’t really matter. It is what I do. Like a strip tease in reverse I’m trying to dress this raw unspeakable moment’s effect on everything that came after it and even before it.
In his comprehensive and compelling interview on Artsy, TR Ericsson reflects on his “Crackle & Drag” project, an extensive body of work he has been building on after being left with over a 100 years worth of family archive following his mother’s suicide in 2003. The interview offers some great insights into Ericsson’s practice and position as an artist, and contains a couple of thought-provoking quotes that give extra background to his current show “Industrial Poems – Poèmes Industriels” in Brussels.
TR Ericsson, Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag?, Vacuum formed black polystyrene, 12×12 inches – 30.5×30.5 cm, Edition of 2 + 1 AP, 2018
TR Ericsson will open a new exhibition titled “Blue”at Shaheen in Cleveland on November 16th. The title “Blue”, which refers to the pigment that was used to make the work, resonates the personal story behind the work and the relationship between the artist and the subject, his brother, while at the same time directly linking back to significant earlier works within Ericsson’s oeuvre and carrying with it a set of undeniable cultural references.
“These are images of my brother Mikey. They’re not portraits in a traditional sense. You just see a hooded youth screwing around in the woods. Mikey was maybe nineteen when I took the pictures, he’s closer to thirty now. The works are all blue, made with a powdered pigment you’d usually mix into a paint. They were created using the same process I used for the powdered graphite drawings, which involved forcing the pigment through silkscreens (photographic stencils)…. it’s more difficult than that brief description implies. Mikey is a tattoo artist, and blue is what black tattoo ink looks like under the skin after the tattoo heals. A tattoo is a wound, or a decorative scar. Any image can have this evidential aspect, capturing or witnessing a wounded moment, or a scared reality. The works in the show are titled after well known accepted names of classic tattoos — like “Born To Lose” — or after common tattoo imagery like snakes or daggers.”
TR Ericsson, Prisoner of Love, Powdered pigment on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2018
“(…)To dig deeper, I would highly recommend James Baldwin’s short story Sonny’s Blues, which, coincidentally, is about two brothers.”
Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art
740 West Superior Avenue, Suite 101
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Andrea Éva Győri, who’s upcoming solo show will open at Harlan Levey Projects in January 2019,
will present her work in “Phantasy after Analyses”, which opens in Budapest on Wednesday November 14th. The show is part of the Fotóhónap 2018 Biennial, the Hungarian Month of Photography Festival, and is curated by Lili Boros, curator of the Ferenczy Museum Center. During the opening there will be a speech by Brigitta Muladi, art historian and curator of the Ferenczy Museum Center.
Andrea Éva Győri, Mom Makes the Bed, HD Video, 7 minutes, 2017
Phantasy after Analyses
Buda Castle, Western Cellars
1014 Budapest, Palota út 1
15.11.2018 > 02.12.2018
Before the opening of the gallery, we co-founded the No New Enemies network, an internationally recognized non-profit organization active in public art and arts education. Today this network manages The Penthouse Art Residency and is a research partner in Caveat. Caveat is a collective research project looking into the ecology of the artistic practice and the artist’ contract.
We encourage you to have a look at the Caveat website and follow this project closely.
Cillian O’Neill in the Caveat programme during Bâtard Brussels 2018 at Beursschouwburg, © Cillian O’Neill
Wall Street International Magazine has published a very interesting article about Industrial Poems, TR Ericsson’s current show at our gallery.
Industrial Poems is still on until 15.12.2018
Read the article here
Emmanuel Van der Auwera’s work will be part of “Resistance”, a group show at the CENTRALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART. Within the scope of 2018, year of protest, the City of Brussels celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of 1968. The show at CENTRALE combines historical works from 1968 with contemporary pieces of Belgian and international artist reflecting the act of protest and resistance, while looking into the relationship between the arts, society and the many political challenges it is confronted with.
Place Sainte-Catherine 44
27.09.2018 > 27.01.2019
18:00 > 20:30
TR Ericsson’s “Industrial Poems – Poèmes Industriels”, which runs until November 3rd, can also be visited online in a 3D walk-through thanks to the ARTLAND App.
Willehad Eilers will be presenting work in 3 different exhibitions throughout the Netherlands during the month of September.
Willehad Eilers, Here Comes The Weekend, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 190 cm
You can find him at:
HE.RO Gallery Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15.09.2018 > 27.10.2018
17:00 > 20:00
The Line Up: The Power of Drawing
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands
22.09.2018 > 18.11.2018
MURALS Inc. @ Art The Hague
Fokker Terminal, Binckhorstlaan 249
The Hague, The Netherlands
26.09.2018 > 30.09.2018
18:00 > 22:00
Marcin Dudek‘s “The Mega Event” will go up for auction at TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual contemporary art auction held in the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, benefiting two organizations—the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
The 20th annual benefit dinner and art auction will feature a live and silent auction of significant contemporary art, as well as the presentation of amfAR’s 2018 Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS.
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art
Saturday, October 27, 2018
The Rachofsky House
Marcin Dudek, The Mega Event, image transfer, oil paint, cloth tape on wood, 39.5 x 30cm (15 1/2 x 12 inches), 2017
Jordan Seiler will show new work in “STANDING STILL, LYING DOWN, AS IF”, a group exhibition with works by over 30 artists in the MOCAD’s Front Gallery. The exhibition’s main focus is on public communication and active participation within framed spaces. Each work is presented as a case study, proposing a distinct approach to the exhibition’s request for participation. With his augmented reality app, Jordan Seiler mediates the public’s role in the infrastructure of ad spaces.
STANDING STILL, LYING DOWN, AS IF
4454 Woodward Ave
26.10.2018 > 06.01.2019
Petr Davydtchenko’s work will be presented at BPS22 during “US OR CHAOS”, which brings together around forty works of artists addressing socio-political issues. Most of these works are part of the a/political collection based in London. Curated by Becky Haghpanah-Shirwan, director of the a/political collection, “US OR CHAOS” brings together a selection of, at times quite extreme, works focussing on acts of opposition or individual disobedience.
US OR CHAOS
BPS22 – Boulevard Solvay, 22
22.09.2018 > 06.01.2019
19:00 > 22:00
photo credit: US OR CHAOS : Collection A/political + Collections Province-BPS22
On Friday, August 31st, 2018 the museum Dhondt-Dhaenens organises the twelfth edition of its annual (Garden) Party which will take place in Flex XL Flanders Expo Gent. “White Noise” by Emmanuel Van der Auwera is Lot 10 in this year’s Christie’s live benefit auction.
Christie’s online auction closes on August 30, 2018 at 5pm. The highest bid received by Paddle8 enters as a silent bid during the live Christie’s auction on the evening of the (Garden) Party.
(Garden) Party & Auctions
Friday, August 31
Flex Xl Flanders Expo Gent
Maaltekouter 1, 9051 Gent
For the second year in a row we’ll be participating to Antwerp Art Weekend where we’ll present new works from Amélie Bouvier and Sean Crossley. Thanks to Boarding Galleries, Sophie Van De Velde Gallery, PLUS-ONE Gallery & Liv Vaisberg.
Friday, May 25, 12:00 – 21:00
Saturday, May 26, 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday, May 27, 12:00 – 18:00
A couple of images of the great one night only pop up exhibition we co-organized with Anton Kern Gallery at The Centrum last week, featuring work from John Bock, Amélie Bouvier, Marcin Dudek, Nicole Eisenman, TR Ericsson, Chris Martin, Alessandro Pessoli, Lara Schnitger, Jordan Seiler & Emmanuel Van der Auwera. Special thanks to Lyssa Orchid for her support in Dallas.
TR Ericsson, Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
Jordan Seiler, 115 Fluorescent Lights, 2017, Fluorescent lights, furniture bands, dia. 17 x h. 60 in (dia.43 x h.150 cm), Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
Marcin Dudek, Sean Crossley Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
TR Ericsson, Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Jordan Seiler, Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
Amélie Bouvier, Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
Marcin Dudek, Amélie Bouvier & Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Dallas Pop Up installation view, 2018
The New Machine Age promises to surpass the limits of human knowledge, ability and desire. Drawing by hand seems obsolete. At the same time, it remains an essential tool for artists and scientists. In the context of Amelie Bouvier’s exhibition “The Sun Conspiracy” the artist will discuss the significance of drawing in artistic and scientific practice with brain scientist and well-known manga artist Minye Zhan (Jane Mere).
Moderated by Beatrice de Gelder.
15:00 – 17:00
Harlan Levey Projects
46 Rue Jean d’Ardennestraat
– The Wind Egg saga continues –
In addition to his current show at M HKA, which is still on view until January 6th, 2019,
Haseeb Ahmed‘s “The Wind Egg” (2016) will be screened during Independent Brussels.
50 rue de l’Ecuyer
09.11.2018 > 11.11.2018
15:00 > 22:00
Haseeb Ahmed, The Wind Egg, Video, 38 min, 2016
Both Haseeb Ahmed and Ella Littwitz maintain research-based practices dealing with phenomenon that shape our everyday lives. Using material often only accessible to scientists, each artist explores its aesthetic, metaphorical and critical grounds utilizing findings in cross-disciplinary narrative works. While Haseeb tends for an anthropological and actively networked approach that allows access to cutting edge techniques, to date Ella has tended for a calmer form of archival and literary reflection in all projects with the exception of the “Land of the Unknown South,” where she mobilized a network of friends, acquaintances and strangers.
EXPO Chicago – Exposure: booth 252
Navy Pier, Chicago
Expo Chicago was an outstanding fair. Congrats to Tony Karman and his wonderful team!
Here are some images from our booth in the Exposure section curated by Justine Ludwig.
We are honored to have been selected as the winner of the ‘Discovery Prize’ at Art Brussels. Visit us today through Sunday in booth D07.
Dallas Art Fair, April 6 – 9, 2017
Harlan Levey Projects – Level 1, Booth G8 (Have a look at our page on Artsy)
FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201