▲ SOLO EXHIBITION @ BIRCH CONTEMPORARY ( TORONTO )
Opening: April 30 · 2016 ⁄ 3 – 5pm
Exhibition: April 30 – June 4 · 2016
Birch Contemporary is pleased to present Mnemonic Landscape, a solo exhibition of new works by James Nizam. Focused between the states of presence and absence, illumination and erasure, Mnemonic Landscape tackles the material of the trace as it moves into and out of dissolution. New ways to affix the photographic medium to alternative representations emerge, wherein a fragment, artefact, photograph or sculpture become one in the same thing. Within this framework, Mnemonic Landscape unveils the photographic possibilities for the still image to activate space.
129 Tecumseth Street
▲ PUBLICATION W/ ALMOST SECRET BY BEPPE FINESSI ( ITALY )
QUASI SEGRETI / ALMOST SECRET
Drawers, Between Art & Design
Curated by Beppe Finessi
Promoted and Supported by Foscarini and Inventario.
To mark the exhibition “Almost Secret,” Inventario and the Museo Poldi Pezzoli present a new reflection on an issue that, over time, has raised the interest of the creative worlds of art, design and architecture: the drawer. The book published to accompany the exhibition is therefore a collection of projects on the theme of drawers and chests of drawers, important elements in the history of furniture, functional containers, capable of collecting, containing, sorting and hiding, but also able to rekindle memories and nourish thinking.
Among the pages of Almost Secret, there are works of art and design objects around the theme of the drawer, the subject of ongoing experimentation on the part of grand masters as well as new protagonists of design and visual arts. Essays by Beppe Finessi, Annalisa Zanni, Stefano Salis and Francesco M. Cataluccio tackle the research object, which are illustrated in the book with over 140 images of significant works, from Shiro Kuramata to Ettore Sottsass, from Alessandro Mendini to Raw Edges, and from Los Carpinteros to Salvador Dalí.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
12 via Manzoni,
▲ SOLO EXHIBITION @ MAERZ GALERIE (BERLIN)
Potsdamer Straße 81b
D-10785 Berlin, Germany
▲ FEATURED IN CANADIAN ART MAGAZINE
Canadian Art • Spring / 2016
‘Aperture for Destruction’
By Kimberly Phillips
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▲ CONFERENCE WORKSHOP @ KUNSTKRAFTWERK (LEIPZIG)
ART/SCI NEXUS PRESENTS
9 Evenings Revisited: In Theory, as in Practice…
April 11 – April 15 · 2016
Prof. Dmitry Alexeev / Dr John LaCava / Dr Markus Löffler / Dr Nicholas Harrigan / Dr Alexander Kagansky / Dr Anders Ledberb
James Nizam / Wolfgang Ganter / Mark Matthes / Henrik Isakkson Garnell / Gustav Hellberg / Bosch & Simons / Sergey Kostyrko / Daichi Yoshikawa / Ya-Wen Fu / Tom Fritz
In the style of avant-garde theater, improvisational orchestra, with a hint of Actionist sensibilities, 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering opened to an eager public in October 1966 in the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. 9 Evenings was the culmination of a year’s worth of organized chaos, involving 30 engineers from Bell Laboratories collaborating with 10 established artists. As a tribute to this ground-breaking exhibition, 9 Evenings Revisited: In Theory, as in practice, stands apart from its predecessor as it mainly involves microbiologists, biochemists, neuroscientists, statisticians, and physicists, rather than engineers, and therefore reflects upon how multi-faceted science has become. Several preparatory workshops will take place throughout 2016, culminating in 9 days and nights of events. Popular science lectures will be given by local and international scientists throughout the duration of the exhibition, in parallel with the artistic events. These lectures will crucially enable the public to engage directly with cutting-edge science developments, as well as wrestling with the more general and abstract concepts that permeate science as a discipline.
Saalfelder Strasse 8b,
04179 Leipzig, Germany