Vertigo resident Haseeb Ahmed is currently working alongside Beatrice de Gelder and the DANCE research Group at the Brain and Emotion Laboratory at the university of Maastricht.
The project “Wind Avatar” directly links a person to the wind. The movements and emotions of a subject are translated into expressions of a character composed of wind turbulence patterns. By allowing a person to literally inhabit the wind, this project all a person to develop new forms of emotions with all the freedom of the wind.
Residency: September 1, 2017 – March 1, 2018
Ella Littwitz’s solo exhibition “And a third of the water became woodworm” opening in April 2018, more info soon.
Radek Szlaga will be presenting work in the group exhibition “Wild at Heart” at Zachęta – National Gallery, Warsaw curated by Sylwia Serafinowicz. The exhibition of post 1990 Polish art explores the country’s social and economic transformation since the fall of communism.
3.3 – 6.5.2018
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warsaw
Jeroen Jongeleen “Counterclockwise” opens March 15th 2018 more info soon.
Willehad Eilers is part of “Art is where the heart is vol2” curated by Patrick Droste & Katharina Gallade. This two volume exhibition investigates the importance of the written and figurative forms within urban art by tracing these forms back to their roots.
15.02 – 27.05.2018
Galerie L.J., 12 rue Commines, 75003 Paris
Emmanuel Van der Auwera’s “A Certain Amount of Clarity” is part of “Angst” at Museum Dr Guislain. This exhibition explores fear and anxiety in their various forms, from phobias to mass hysteria and how fear has shaped us throughout history.
11.11.17 – 27.5.18
Museum Dr Guislain
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
9000 Gent, Belgium
The exhibition explores notions of identity, belonging and collective memory whilst also interrogating the recent rise in nationalism in Europe and the increasingly overt tribalism in today’s globalised societies.
The exhibition showcases specific aspects of Ericsson’s epic archival project “Crackle & Drag,” a ruthlessly honest, yet tender portrayal of his mother who committed suicide at age 57, and of the triangulated relationships between three generations within one Northeastern Ohio family. Ericsson’s first exhibition at the gallery provides a deeper look into one of the many complex narratives addressed in his current solo exhibition “I Was Born To Bring You Into This World,” which runs at the Everson Museum of Art until December 31st 2017.
Pairs of selected works focus on the relationship between a father and his daughter, as told by her son after their deaths. Together they form a mixed-media portrait of two people and three generations of life in the rustbelt. The title “Cinders” refers to Ericsson’s past, his process, motivation, materials and allegiance with certain post-modernist philosophy, particularly an impossibility of existence pointed to in Jacques Derrida’s eponymous book. Similar to archival projects from artists like Marcel Broodthaers or the duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, existing objects and images become distribution systems for agency as they are transformed through rigorous conceptual and formal decisions. Ericsson’s work however, makes private information public in a gesture where politics and institutional critique exist only as generosity, concern and care.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a two channel video installation reminiscents Hollis Frampton’s Nostalgia. On one wall Ericsson’s mother’s voice is projected in typed sentences pulled from old letters or transcribed from lost recordings. She describes a traumatic relationship with her father, which is deeply personal and at times discomforting to read. Parallel to this, photographs of the family archive are shown as they are slowly burnt and drown in flames. In the shadows of the video installation are two bronze casts of objects inherited from his grandfather. One is of a letter opener his grandfather made from bullet casing while serving in the merchant marine in WWII. The heavy cast bronze is encrusted with a fragment from a typed letter from Ericsson’s mother. In the backspace of the gallery, beautiful handmade ceramic urns are at once art objects and actual reliquaries. These are paired with portraits of his mother and her father at different points in their lives. Their images are blissfully haunted after being covered in their own ashes in one of many movements towards immateriality.
Death is not elsewhere. It is present throughout the exhibition, employed as a secular and spiritual beginning that comes from confronting the inevitable end.
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
To celebrate the release of Issue 11 of The Third Rail, Harlan Levey Projects will be hosting a discussion between Marcin Dudek and Dr. John Rijsman on hooliganism, group dynamics and crowd control. This will be the first chance to get the new issue and participate in this conversation between artist and scientist with overlapping research areas.
The discussion will be held at 15:00h on October 21st 2017 in Harlan Levey Projects, 46 Rue Jean d’Ardenne, 1050 Brussels.
Armageddon Valley, 20’, 2017
In modern-day Israel a mythical place exists where according to scripture the end of the world will occur. Pilgrims wander this site in search of clues to answer their questions and impart personal perceptions of this disputed land.
Dogs is curated by Oliver Clegg and Austin Lee and runs from 23 May until 5 June 2017.
Location: Raymond Duck, 173 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Artists: Austin Lee, Caroline Walker, Daniel Heidkamp, Dustin Metz, Eduard Alfonso, Hayley Josephs, Hein Koh, Henry Hudson, Jayson Musson, Jeanette Hayes, Jen Packer, Julienne Cheyenne, Kirsten Deirup, Laurence Owen, Marc Dalessio, Maria Keyn, Mark Gibson, Melissa Brown, Nikki Maloof, Olaf Breunning, Oliver Clegg, Rachel Rossin, Sanam Khatibi, Sanya Kantarovsky, Sophie Larrimore, Walter Robinson, Zach Bruder
We’ve kindly been invited by the Antwerp Art Weekend to join the action.
If you’re around, please come say hello.
Check the full program here (we’re listed under the activities of our gracious hostess Sofie Van de Velde).
Friday April 21st, 18:00 – 21:00
On Art Brussels Gallery Night, we’re thrilled to open a solo exhibition from Petr Davydtchenko who presents his video installation “Voznesenie (Ascension),” first shown at the Moscow Biennale (for young art). It is a six channel work with images displayed horizontally, vertically and diagonally, giving an omnipresent aura to the man surfacing from the thick residual mud of the underground. In addition to this installation, Davydtchenko will also present a series of new paintings that shed more subtle light on the depicted ascension.
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
“Harlan Levey Projects booth was particularly outstanding with crypto-cyber works by Amelie Bouvier, Marcin Dudek and Emmanuel Van der Auwera. Dudek’s densely collaged circuitry of knife-cut gaffer tape suggests mechanical wizardry within mundane monochrome.” – Berlin Art Link