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"Various Works 1986 - 1999"
02 February 16 - September 10, 2016
Including: Geometry of Cakes (various shelves), 1993; Poor People’s Law (black and white plate), 1993; White Absence (glasses, ruler, set square, silver spoon, silver ladel with skin photograph and wooden cubes), 1990-1996; Exploitation of the Dead (grey and red star painting, wooden painting, black spoon with red table, red plate), 1984-1990; Money and Zeros (zero tie, paintings made for friends in Australia (Sue, John, Kerrie), numbers painting), 1991-1992; Words - Slogans (various t-shirts) - “they talk about the death of art...help! someone is trying to kill me”, “my sweet little lamb”, “work is a disease - Karl Marx”; Various artist books, catalogues, monographs, videos; Poster from exhibition Insulting Anarchy; "Circular" Croatian - Australian edition; Artist book by Vlado Martek (Dostoyevsky); more.
Thanks to Mladen Stilinović and Branka Stipančić.
Curated by Nic Tammens
March 26 - April 4, 2015
B.Wurtz works from a basement studio in his home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“USDA Whole Pork Shoulder Picnic 99c lb.”
“RITE AID Pharmacy, with us it’s personal.”
“H. Brickman & Sons.”
“Sweet Yams 59c lb."
Wurtz appears courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York.
December 15 - January 20, 2014
Organized by John Nixon, Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley.
at Minerva, Sydney (curated by Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley)
November 15 - December 20, 2014
Lewis Fidock, HR Giger, Piero Gilardi, Veit Laurent Kurz,
Cinzia Ruggeri, Michael E. Smith, Lucie Stahl, Daniel Weil, Wols
“...It contained seven objects. The slender fluted bone, surely formed for flight, surely from the wing of some large bird. Three archaic circuitboards, faced with mazes of gold. A smooth white sphere of baked clay. An age-blackened fragment of lace. A fingerlength segment of what she assumed was bone from a human wrist, grayish white, inset smoothly with the silicon shaft of a small instrument that must once have ridden flush with the surface of the skin - but the thing’s face was seared and blackened.”
William Gibson, “Count Zero”, 1986
"Autumn Projects Archive"
Curated by Liza Vasiliou
March 6 - March 15, 2014
presented by CENTRE FOR STYLE
November 14, 2013
"Hey Blinky, you say chic, I say same"
and a Very Special Thank you to Audrey Thomas Hayes for her shoe collaboration.
Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley
May 10 - June 8, 2013
During shop open hours videos played every hour, on the hour.
Softcover, 256 pages, 23 x 16.5 cm
Published by Texte Zur Kunst / Berlin
$29.00 - In stock -
With this issue, Texte zur Kunst takes a closer look at one of the most contested groups of art world protagonists—”The Gallerists”—continuing a series in which we have examined, previously, “The Curators,” “The Collectors,” and the “Artists’ Artists.” As gatekeeper to artistic production on the one hand and market valuation on the other, the art seller, since the inception of the “dealer-critic” / “dealer-collector” systems, has occupied a decidedly privileged position. But in recent years, the demands of this profession have changed dramatically—now requiring 24/7 communication, perpetual travel, and a constant presence at fairs. In these pages, we ask if in recalibrating to accommodate these pressures, the gallerist has, in a sense, become something other than what we once took him or her to be?
What, today, can we make of the “good” gallerist carefully establishing a stable of artists, “placing” their work over time in particular institutional and private collections? And how does this position correspond with those of the many new (or at least newly prominent) mediators further altering the field—the advisors and consultants, the “flippers,” and various digitally based aggregators?
Further to this, we ask if this restructuring is affecting (or indeed is an effect of) the ways in which artists now work. And if a market taking place independently of gallerists is indeed increasing, how then does this affect the established mechanisms of validation and canonization?
Also in this issue: an image spread by Dan Mitchell as well as reviews from Berlin, Bregenz, Heidelberg, London, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Salvador, and St. Petersburg.
“Artrank and the Flippers: Apocalypse Now?”
“New York Recall”
Friedrich Petzel on his gallery / Richard Kern on Feature Inc.
“The Gallerist’s Hat”
On John Knight’s “JK, a work in situ, Art Basel” and the structural transformation of the art world
“Out of Düsseldorf”
“G-Force: Gallerists and the Expanded Market”
A roundtable conversation with Simon Denny, Nicole Hackert, Lisa Schiff, Niklas Svennung, moderated by Caroline Busta and Hanna Magauer
“Tips for a Gallerist I”
On galleries as commercial enterprises
“Tips for a Gallerist II”
The passion of the industry
On Johanna Burton and Anne Ellegood’s “Take It Or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology”
“Toward Criticism as an Anecdotal Science”
On “Pictures, Before and After: An Exhibition for Douglas Crimp” at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“All 47 Likes Are Mine”
On Richard Prince at Gagosian Gallery, New York
On Hanne Darboven at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
“Heart and Soul”
On Colourbox at Between Bridges, Berlin
“Real Capital Seduction”
On KP Brehmer at Raven Row, London
On Valentina Liernur at Campoli Presti, London
Ana Teixeira Pinto
“Lines of Territory”
On Mariana Castillo Deball at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 2014
Softcover, 288 pages, 11 x 15 cm
Published by Sternberg Press / Berlin
$25.00 - Out of stock
Contributions by Stefano Baia Curioni, Karen van den Berg/Ursula Pasero, Isabelle Graw, Goldin+Senneby, Noah Horowitz, Suhail Malik/Andrea Phillips, Alain Quemin, Olav Velthuis
Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios maps and analyzes the complex and contested entanglements of contemporary art and its commercial markets. Contemporary art as an asset category and celebrity accessory, the rise of the art fair, and the increased competition of auction houses are among the phenomena which are discussed by academics, theoreticians, and artists. While some of the contributions show how the market’s globalization and commercialization both reflect and propel the way art is produced, presented, and perceived, others downplay the impact of these developments and argue that the market’s structure has essentially remained the same. All the essays trigger the question, what will art look like in 2022, and how will artists operate?
Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets is published as part of the curated project Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, taking place at Tensta konsthall, the Center for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, and the auction house Bukowskis—all located in Stockholm—at the beginning of 2012.
This is the first publication in an ongoing series co-published by Sternberg Press and Tensta konsthall.
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