Weekly World Wide Exhibition Round Up

21 – 28 July 2015

YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD

WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is:

 
In the coming week there is:
 

The Boys the girls and the Political

Lisson Gallery

Opening 17 July – 5 September 2015

This exhibition brings together ten international artists whose work contain dynamic multifaceted working methods, collaboration and a concern with material transformation. The show attempts to highlight the agency of cultural production and artistic labour, establishing a discourse that investigates the use of language and the dissemination of information as artistic material. This show includes new works in performance, film, painting and sculpture.

http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/the-boys-the-girls-and-the-political

Lisson Gallery

27 & 52 Bell Street

London

NW1 5DA

U.K

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Jaanus Samma: Not Suitable For Work. A Chairman’s Tale, Estonian Pavilion

Venice Biennale

Opening 9 May – 22 November 2015

Presented by the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, Jaanus Samma’s pavilion for the 56th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale is a fragmented fictive opera, which follows a Soviet Estonian collective farm chairman who happens to be on trial for acts of homosexuality in the 1960s. The work includes archive material from Soviet Estonia and the dignified aesthetics of opera. Samma’s research has focused on gathering unspoken histories of gay lives in Soviet Estonia.

http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/jaanus-samma/

Venice Biennale 2015

The Estonian Pavilion

Palazzo Malipiero

San Samuele Square

San Marco 3199, 2nd floor

Italy

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The Cool Look: Graphic Art of the New Objectivity

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Opening 12 June – 6 September 2015

The exhibition is titled after the term ‘New Objectivity’, coined by then-Director Gustav Hartlaub in 1925 for a show of the same name at Kunsthalle Mannheim. It emerged as a movement that stood apart from the Expressionist’s idiosyncratic use of colours and shapes. Instead they pursued a naturalistic and veristic presentation of form. They prefer factual representations, landscape and political themes.

http://www.kunsthalle-mannheim.de/en/exhibition-current/der-kuehle-blick

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Friedrichs Square 4,

68165 Mannheim

Germany

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Dieter Meier: Acrobatics 1977 – 2015

Grinder Contemporary

Opening 14 June – 27 July 2015

Following on from Meier’s research into the existential investigation of ‘meaning’; an ongoing video project begun in 1977, Acrobatics looks at none-sense and the meaning of radical meaninglessness. Featuring a series of performances that evoke children’s circuses, absurd and infantile exercises and the exploration of unconscious movement. The work draws from the artist’s childhood acts of physical play.

http://artforum.com/uploads/guide.003/id08236/press_release.pdf

Grieder Contemporary AG

Limmatstrasse 256

8005 Zurich

Switzerland

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Flora

Oriel Davies Gallery

Opening 23 May – 9 September 2015

Celebrating the significance of flowers in contemporary art, Flora brings together a group exhibitions of nine major UK and international artists. This runs alongside a broad programme of publications, discussions, residencies and commissions. The show looks at how flowers and cultivation has been central to cultural history, providing powerful inspiration to generations of artists. The flower has thus been studied through a cultural, historical, geographic, social and scientific lens, opening a wide range of discourse.

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/flora

Oriel Davies Gallery

The Park

Newtown

Powys

SY16 2NZ

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Josephine Pryde: Lapses in Thinking by the Person I am

The Watts Institute

Opening 5 May – 1 August 2015

This exhibition has at it’s core a participatory train experience. A train track with a downscaled freight train which one can ride, takes a route that cuts through the main gallery of the Watts Institute. With graffiti on the sides of the carriages, the train transports the rider, thereafter transformed as bundles of information, throughout the exhibition. The passenger rides past a series of photographs and accompanied texts on the gallery walls. The show investigates bodily engagements with machines, objects and technology, focusing a lot on hands – proposing a new semiotic that has arrived with Smart technologies.

http://www.wattis.org/view?id=213

CCA Wattis Institute

Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries

360 Kansas Street (between 16th & 17th Streets)

San Francisco, CA 94103

USA