McNamara Art Projects presents in collaboration with König Galerie a selection of significant works on paper from the past three years. The series on show will include „Radical Relaxation“, „Congruence“ and „Immersion“.
TLÖN PROJECTS Plantage Middenlaan 25 – 1 1018 DB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Curated by: Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
with Anna Betbeze, Karl Blossfeldt, Etienne Chambaud, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Cevdet Erek, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Irene Kopelman, Gabriel Kuri, Nicolás Lamas, Jochen Lempert, Benoît Maire, Jean Painlevé, Oscar Santillán, Michael E. Smith, Francisco Tropa, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Jorinde Voigt
Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion – these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imaginationpresents painting, installation, fashion design, sculpture, film, digital artwork and photography inspired by the science which reveals the fundamental forces that shape our world.
As curator of the exhibition, Bildmuseet has invited Ariane Koek, founder of the Arts at CERNprogramme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. A number of the internationally recognised artists in Entangle have participated in the CERN programme. Some of the works have been created especially for the Bildmuseet exhibition.
The participating artists include Julius von Bismarck (Germany), Julian Charrière (Switzerland), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Iris van Herpen (Netherlands), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan, France), William Kentridge (South Africa), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Canada), Goshka Macuga (Poland, UK), Davide Quayola (Italy, UK), Solveig Settemsdal (Norway, UK), Sarah Sze (US), Keith Tyson (UK), Jorinde Voigt (Germany) and Carey Young (US, UK).
Interestingly, contemporary artists in this age of digitalisation and social media are increasingly focusing again on drawing. This is perhaps a coincidence considering that the medium is generally regarded as the most direct of all forms of artistic expression. With its intimate appeal, its narrative as well as subjective inquisitive potentials, the gestures of drawing exert a fascination that is now appears more relevant than ever. With their Prix de dessin de la Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain, the French collectors have been supporting artists who have made drawings their primary means of expression since 2006. Three artists of all ages and backgrounds are nominated every year by an international jury of specialists. The prize represents an exciting cross-section of current international trends in the field of contemporary drawing. A tendency in the direction of the figurative, the narrative, and indeed even the fantastic is evident in the works of the 33 artists at the heart of the presentation in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. The exhibition features works by artists such as Charles Avery, Ulla von Brandenburg, Marcel Dzama, Jana Gunstheimer, Susan Hefuna, Tomasz Kowalski, Ciprian Muresan, Pavel Pepperstein, Catharina van Eetvelde and Jorinde Voigt. Curators: Astrid Ihle, René Zechlin
Nelly Agassi, Ruben Bellinkx, Ansuya Blom, Elke Andreas Boon, Dirk Braeckman, Stijn Cole, Thierry De Cordier, Wim Delvoye, Jan Dibbets, Jan Fabre, Nan Goldin, David Horvitz, Oda Jaune, Sigalit Landau, Enrique Marty, Fabien Mérelle, Johan Muyle, Katie O’Hagan, Ahmet Ögüt, Hans Op de Beeck, Mikes Poppe, Enrique Ramirez, Lonnie Van Brummelen, Hans Van Houwelingen, Yves Velter, Bill Viola, Jorinde Voigt, Julius Von Bismarck, Andy Wauman