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RICHARD SIDES — BASIC VISIONSEP 17 – NOV 12OPENING ON SEP 16, 6pmAlongside Mario PfeiferJOINT VENTURES: CARLOS∕ISHIKAWA,...
15/09/2022

RICHARD SIDES — BASIC VISION
SEP 17 – NOV 12
OPENING ON SEP 16, 6pm

Alongside Mario Pfeifer

JOINT VENTURES: CARLOS∕ISHIKAWA, LONDON

Richard Sides' works are time-based, expanded collages that combine a variety of media to generate environments that explore notions of agen­cy, morality and affect within systems of contemporary media. Improvisation and site-specificity are key elements of his practice that often engage architecture with video as a central narrative tool.
 
"His multifaceted output in video, installation, sound, performance and collage blurs seamlessly allowing characters and abstract notions of consciousness to emerge from the complex social composite environments he creates in his work." –­Anna Gritz, Cura Magazine, 201
 
Major presentations of Sides' work have been staged at Kunstverein Braunschweig (2019), Kunstverein Hannover (2021) & Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2020) as recipient of the Ars Viva Award; Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2016); amongst others.
@carlos_ishikawa #richardsides #basicvisions #artweek #artweekberlin #artweekberlin2022 #kow #kowberlin

MARIO PFEIFER –PROOF OF THE UNTHINKABLESEP 17 – NOV 12OPENING ON SEP 16, 6pmAlongside Richard Sides. #mariopfeifer #proo...
14/09/2022

MARIO PFEIFER –
PROOF OF THE UNTHINKABLE
SEP 17 – NOV 12
OPENING ON SEP 16, 6pm

Alongside Richard Sides.

#mariopfeifer #prooveoftheunthinkable #berlinartweek #berlinartweek2022 #kow #kowberlin

Sophie Gogl —On view at Vienna Contemporary 22 1. SG/P 2020_14Sophie GoglAsche #7, 2020Acrylic on wood160 x 120 cm2. SG/...
08/09/2022

Sophie Gogl —
On view at Vienna Contemporary 22

1. SG/P 2020_14
Sophie Gogl
Asche #7, 2020
Acrylic on wood
160 x 120 cm

2. SG/P 2020_16
Sophie Gogl
Asche #9, 2020
Acrylic on wood
160 x 120 cm

#viennacontemporary2022 #sophiegogl #kow #kowberlin

Simon Lehner – I‘m a liar, but a good one 2021 - 2023 For Vienna Contemporary 22 1.  Untitled, 2006-2022 acrylic on uniq...
08/09/2022

Simon Lehner – I‘m a liar, but a good one 2021 - 2023
For Vienna Contemporary 22

1. Untitled, 2006-2022
acrylic on unique foam plate - lens-based CNC Painting,
90 x 77 x 6 cm

2. Untitled, 2003-2022
acrylic on unique foam plate - lens-based CNC Painting,
90 x 78 cm

 #viennacontemporary2022 #simonlehner @simon_lehner #kow #kowberlin @viennacontemporary

Simon Lehner photographed Demnach Gvasalia for Zeit Magazin. With an incredible story by Gabriel Proedl.Assistance and d...
02/09/2022

Simon Lehner photographed Demnach Gvasalia for Zeit Magazin.

With an incredible story by Gabriel Proedl.

Assistance and digital assistance by Anna Kreinecker.

Available at all magazine shops that sell Zeit magazine.
 
 #ZEITmagazin #Modeheft #DEMNA #DEMNAGVASALIA #BALENCIAGA @simon_lehner @gabrielproedl @annakreinecker @bfrnd

The recording of the talk + performance from Chto Delat at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt @hkw_berlin are still online!B...
01/09/2022

The recording of the talk + performance from Chto Delat at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt @hkw_berlin are still online!

Burning the Archives of the Earth –
Form Capitalist Extraction to War Destruction

With Amanda Boetzkes @amandaboetzkes , Oxana Timofeeva @oxana_timofeeva__ , Kathryn Yusoff, and a performance by Chto Delat

As part of the exhibition: The Whole Life. Archives & Imaginaries, HKW, Berlin

Check link in Bio or in Chto Delat Highlights on our profile.

Video by David San Millán/HKW

#kow #kowberlin #chtodelat #canaryarchive #hkw #hkwberlin #thewholelife #thewholelifearchivesandreality

CANARY ARCHIVE –Chto DelatFor years, Chto Delat has been considered one of the most important critical voices in contemp...
18/08/2022

CANARY ARCHIVE –
Chto Delat

For years, Chto Delat has been considered one of the most important critical voices in contemporary art from Russia. Looking back today, Chto Delat have long had the gradual escalation of the Russian catastrophe in mind like prescient chroniclers. There was the political corruption after Perestroika (2008), the repressive oligarchic redivision of the country (2010), and then in 2014 the beginning of the war against Ukraine, now fully inflamed, which Chto Delat commented on the occasion of her exhibition at KOW 2015: "We have lost. We are excluded in this society where 80% of the population approves of war."

Currently on view at KOW Berlin till the 20th of August 2022.

It is a view of artists and intellectuals from the dissident interior of Russian society that comes to this statement. Activism, anti-fascism, criticism of the Putin regime and its neo-imperialism, all that had constituted the themes and projects of the Chto Delat collective since its foundation in 2003, had their backs to the wall as of 2014. For art, one's own actions, seemed to have finally become powerless, worse: speechless. The 2015 exhibition at KOW bore witness to this. In 2017, the collective then showed a film at the gallery about the (im)possibility of exile.

And now? In February 2022, Chto Delat followed up on the above experience by producing the video work Testimonies of a Canary, which (virtually) reunited all nine founding members of the group. In the days immediately before and after the beginning of the Russian war of invasion against Ukraine, they spoke […]

continue reading the full text on our website. Link in Bio.

#kow #kowberlin
#chtodelat #berlinartweek #berlinartweek2022
@berlinartweek

LATEST NEWS —Istvan KantorAt the invitation of Chto Delat, another exhibition on the ground floor shows about 250 drawin...
06/08/2022

LATEST NEWS —
Istvan Kantor

At the invitation of Chto Delat, another exhibition on the ground floor shows about 250 drawings by the Hungarian-Canadian artist Istvan Kantor. Born in Budapest in 1949, Kantor experienced the popular uprising in the country in 1956: "I woke up to the noise of rumbling tanks when I was 7 and the Russians invaded Hungary. I took part in the defense of our building in Budapest with a toygun my granpa made me from firewood. It didn't work and my revolution was crushed. My toygun was ritualistically destroyed by the residents of our building in the air raid shelter where we spent nights and days."

On view at KOW Berlin till the 20th of August 2022.
 
In the drawings Kantor has been making and posting on social media since early March 2022, and which KOW is now showing, he references these experiences. Kantor learned to draw in the air-raid shelter - now he takes current images from the war in Ukraine, especially those of refugees, and draws them in the style of his youth, with charcoal on paper. They are terrible images. The suffering of war experiences a stillness and depth of feeling in the sheets that the television and Internet images that flash past us every day can hardly produce.

Kantor writes: Latest News" series is a specific chronicle of humanity's Total Disaster that is illustrated here by childish drawings depicting destruction and suffering in Ukraine. All I have seen throughout my life since childhood to today was nothing but constant series of murderous wars arranged by the political dictatorships from the East to the West and all the rest."
(Full text on our website)

#istvankantor #latestnews #kow #kowberlin #chtodelat #berlinartweek #berlinartweek2022 @berlinartweek @montycantsinamen

Raimar Stange in Monopol about Istvan Kantor at KOW.Kantor is not new to the German Art World (documenta 8, ZKM, Transme...
23/07/2022
Istvan Kantors inszenierte Kinderzeichnungen sind eine emotionsgeladene Anklage gegen den Ukraine-Krieg

Raimar Stange in Monopol about Istvan Kantor at KOW.
Kantor is not new to the German Art World (documenta 8, ZKM, Transmediale, Videonale), and the founder of the Neoism movement counts as a legend to some. Yet his new drawings show an unknown, more silent, and very emotional Kantor: Revisiting his own experiences as a child, when Russian military occupied his home town Budapest in 1956, Kantor made drawings of Refugees from the current war in Ukraine since March 2022. At KOW he shows 253 of these works. Thank you Raimar Stange and Monopol for looking at them.

In der Berliner Galerie KOW zeigt Istvan Kantor seine Werkgruppe "Latest News". Als inszenierte Kinderzeichnungen gelingt den Blättern eine emotionsgeladene Anklage gegen die Gräuel des Ukraine-Krieges

Sophie Gogl – Kleine beestjes
Organised by KOW, BerlinAt LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS, 23 Avenue Jef Lambeaux1060 Brussels, ...
12/07/2022

Sophie Gogl – Kleine beestjes
Organised by KOW, Berlin

At LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS,
23 Avenue Jef Lambeaux
1060 Brussels, Belgium

„Since I started sleeping with an exterminator, I’ve been thinking about rats, cockroaches, beetles, bedbugs and all those kinds of monstrous vermin (“ungeheure Ungeziefer”) that lurk in pillows, bedlinen, kitchen cabinets and scalps and feast on human blood and leftovers of life. Sometimes I fantasise that the exterminator comes to my apartment in full exterminator gear, with protective suit, mask and a parasite cannon with a 25-horsepower engine that could rid an entire warehouse of vermin. I show him my bedbugs, he kills them and we make love in my perfectly eradicated bed afterwards. And sometimes, when I feel like it, I imagine it the other way around, first the fu***ng and then the killing, the little death followed by the great extermination. Unfortunately, the exterminator doesn’t actually make house visits, he just works in the call center of an exterminator company and sells overpriced products and services over the phone to poor elderly women, some of whom have vermin, others dementia, and still others who need someone to talk to. […].“

Text by Sophia Roxane Rohwetter

To see the integral text, please visit the website www.lamaisonderendezvous.com

5 July – 30 July (Regular opening hours)
August (Open by appointment)

All photo credits : GRAYSC ( @graysc.de )
#sophiegogl @sophiegogl @lamaisonderendezvous #lamaisonderendezvous

Candice Breitz opening on Monday with Love Story (2016) at Tate Liverpool. Evoking the global scale of the refugee crisi...
09/07/2022

Candice Breitz opening on Monday with Love Story (2016) at Tate Liverpool.

Evoking the global scale of the refugee crisis, Love Story is based on interviews with six people from different parts of the world who have been forced to flee unbearable circumstances in their home countries. In a first room, actors Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore re-perform fragments from these interviews. These performances are followed by the original full-length interviews, presented in a second space.

Love Story reflects on a media environment that prioritises celebrity over the real-life experiences of people facing adversity. Blockbuster films or celebrity-led charity campaigns may move audiences to tears, but those most affected are seldom given the opportunity to tell their own stories.

The interviews were conducted in Berlin, New York and Cape Town, where each person was seeking or had recently been granted asylum. They feature Sarah Ezzat Mardini, who escaped war-torn Syria; José Maria João, a former child soldier from Angola; Mamy Maloba Langa, who fled sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Shabeena Francis Saveri, an Indian transgender activist; Luis Ernesto Nava Molero, a political dissident from Venezuela; and Farah Abdi Mohammed, a young atheist from Somalia.

TATE LIVERPOOL
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB

DATES
11 July 2022 - 14 May 2023
Admission to the gallery is free with a ticket or membership card.

#candicebreitz #candicebreitzlovestory #tate #tateliverpool @tateliverpool @candicebreitz

Alice Creischer – Das Etablissement der TatsachenJune 12–September 11, 2022At Heidelberger Kunstverein @heidelberger_kun...
08/07/2022

Alice Creischer – Das Etablissement der Tatsachen
June 12–September 11, 2022

At Heidelberger Kunstverein 
@heidelberger_kunstverein

„The establishment of matters of facts was the guiding principle of the early empirical sciences. They introduced a new power to the world: the power of facts. Experimental research was supposed to deliver truths on its own accord, unaffected by belief systems and free from dominant interests. In short, pure facts.

The artist Alice Creischer has deliberately mistranslated this motto of the 17th century into Das Etablissement der Tatsachen. That title may sound disreputable, yet, not without reason. Creischer’s detailed installation shows that the normative power of the factual is a regime in its own right, formed by economic and political interests.“

#hdkv #heidelbergerkunstverein #alicecreischer #kow #contemporaryart #heidelberg

Photo (c) Lys-Y-Seng @lys_y_seng

KOW is happy to announce Peter Friedl as new artists to the gallery's program. 

Peter Friedl is a classic of contempora...
18/06/2022

KOW is happy to announce Peter Friedl as new artists to the gallery's program. 

Peter Friedl is a classic of contemporary art. The three-time documenta participant, born in 1960, can be considered a notorious participant in discourse – because his work has always understood how to address major themes in such a way that they found and find new forms away from the canon and mainstream. Forms that run counter to power and domination, subvert them, escape them... and confront them in the process. Friedl takes away from history – for example colonialism or modernity, its paradigms and institutions – the power to define what is connected and how, and with an almost innocent–seeming aesthetic he tells a different story about humans and historical actions than we are used to and may find opportune. Peter Friedl provokes that which dominates us, including our own thinking.

For further infos about the artist check our website (link in bio).

#peterfriedl #kow #kowberlin

KOW is happy to welcome Simon Lehner as new artists to the gallery's program. Simon Lehner's still young work – the Vien...
17/06/2022

KOW is happy to welcome Simon Lehner as new artists to the gallery's program.

Simon Lehner's still young work – the Vienna-based artist was born in 1996 – is characterized by a recurring traumatic structure. A structure in which human emotions and memories converge with processes of artificial intelligence that reconstruct the past, the buried or the repressed, but also deform it and remove it from human control. In this way, works are created that draw on private and public image archives and work on a contemporary iconography of the psychic state of emergency. A state that not least shakes male self-images, which are in any case and rightly in question, but which Lehner also problematizes as a highly ambivalent question of identity and toxic masculinity. Lehner moves pictorially between classical photography, digital forms of production, and painting.

For further infos about the artist check our website (link in bio).

1st slide 📷: @christopher.mavric

#simonlehner #kow #kowberlin #artbasel

KOW is happy to welcome Simon Lehner as new artists to the gallery's program. Simon Lehner's still young work – the Vien...
17/06/2022

KOW is happy to welcome Simon Lehner as new artists to the gallery's program.

Simon Lehner's still young work – the Vienna-based artist was born in 1996 – is characterized by a recurring traumatic structure. A structure in which human emotions and memories converge with processes of artificial intelligence that reconstruct the past, the buried or the repressed, but also deform it and remove it from human control. In this way, works are created that draw on private and public image archives and work on a contemporary iconography of the psychic state of emergency. A state that not least shakes male self-images, which are in any case and rightly in question, but which Lehner also problematizes as a highly ambivalent question of identity and toxic masculinity. Lehner moves pictorially between classical photography, digital forms of production, and painting.

For further infos about the artist check our website (link in bio).

1st slide 📷: @christopher.mavric

#simonlehner #kow #kowberlin #artbasel

KOW AT ART BASEL 2022With:Anna BoghiguianBarbara HammerCercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation CongolaiseFranz Erhar...
14/06/2022

KOW AT ART BASEL 2022

With:
Anna Boghiguian
Barbara Hammer
Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise
Franz Erhard Walther
Marco A. Castillo
Michael E. Smith
Peter Friedl
Sophie Gogl
Simon Lehner
Santiago Sierra
and
Tobias Zielony

#kowberlin #artbasel2022 @artbasel #marcoacastillo #marcocastillo #loscarpinteros @marco.a.castillo @tobiaszielony @simon_lehner @barbarahammer1 @catpc_lusanga
#franzerhardwalther #Michaelesmith #peterfriedl @sophiegogl
@estudiosantiagosierra #annaboghiguian

Anna Boghiguian — Sometimes Unexpectedly the Present Meets the PastCurrently on display till September 4th of 2022At:IVA...
01/06/2022

Anna Boghiguian — Sometimes Unexpectedly the Present Meets the Past

Currently on display till September 4th of 2022
At:
IVAM
Guillem de Castro, 118
46003 Valencia
Spain

„This is the first monographic exhibition by Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946) in Spain. In her work, the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin explores the historical, economic, social and political impact of certain events of the past in the present. Boghiguian employs the image as a form of writing and writing as image to unfold a way of thinking and a poetics committed with the world; visual essays that show the sustained impact of political history and economic conditions in the contemporary world.

To the artist’s way of thinking, colonialism is like a hinge moment that ushered in a profound radical change in articulating human relationships with the world, however much her images are drawn from her experience, from the personal encounter with certain places and objects that provoke an emotional and cognitive response. Boghiguian transforms these experiences into artist books, drawings, paintings, cut-outs, collages and installations.

Widely considered one of the most interesting contemporary artists of our time, Boghiguian has had solo shows at SMAK, Ghent (2020); Tate St. Ives, (2019); New Museum, New York (2018); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2017); Carré d’Art, Nîmes (2016). Her work has been seen at documenta 13 in Kassel and in the biennials of Sharja (2011), Sao Paulo (2014), Istanbul (2015), Santa Fe (2016) and Sydney (2020). She received, together with other Armenian artists, the Golden Lion for her contribution to the Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).“

CURATED BY
Thomas Thiel and Nuria Enguita

Photo: Juan García Rosell / IVAM

#ivam #ivanvalencia #ivamespaña #annaboghiguian #contenporaryart

Anna Boghiguian – A Tin Drum That Has Forgotten Its Own Rhythm (2019)&The Silk Road (2021)On view at KOW from Apr 29 – J...
16/05/2022

Anna Boghiguian – A Tin Drum That Has Forgotten Its Own Rhythm (2019)
&
The Silk Road (2021)

On view at KOW from Apr 29 – Jun 25, 2022

On display on the ground floor is the installation A Tin Drum That Has Forgotten Its Own Rhythm (2019). Its point of departure is the industrial history and culture of Cornwall in England’s far southwest. It is a history of decline. The last tin mine in Cornwall—which at one point was one of the world’s leading mining districts—was shuttered in 1998. The installation, created for Tate St Ives, features an ensemble of figures cut from steel sheets and galvanized with tin, nickel, and copper, a process used to make the cans in which the sardines caught off Cornwall’s coasts were sold. Glimpses of local tradition, of the practices of daily life and labor, appear in the figures, complemented by drawings. A drums sit motionless, recalling the rhythm of a vanished era.

The installation The Silk Road in the upstairs gallery was created in Japan (2021). It looks back on the history of the Silk Road, which connected Japan and Egypt as well and served not only commerce, but also the transmigration of spiritual ideas and cultural influences. In paintings, drawings, and a map, Boghiguian visualizes the dark side of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japan’s growing prosperity, which was made possible in no small part by the hard and often invisible labor of the girls and women who toiled in the garment factories. The inventor of their looms, Toyoda Sakichi, founded a dynasty that later built the carmaker Toyota, now a global brand. Boghiguian weaves together these stories in which the fates of the individuals who pass through history are inseparably bound, for better and for worse, to their nation’s.

#theSilkRoad #annaboahiauian #kow #kowberlin #atindrumthathasforgottenitsownrhythm

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