Robert Rauschenberg, one of the greatest contemporary artists, is exhibiting at Galleri Faurschou. This exhibition is a selection of his latest works, the magnificent collages of pigment transfer on polylaminate entitled Scenarios. Exhibited are works referring back to his lifetime production, including the early silkscreens from the 1960's, some of which were exhibited at Galleri Faurschou in 2005.Scenarios are Rauschenberg's images of America. Not the usual imagery from soaps and other US surface culture, these works portray the anti-commercial and the everyday America. In the huge collages we see the raw graffiti painted walls, the deserted street corners with rubbish and fading advertising billboards. Presented to us is the agricultural America, the road systems, the wooden and decaying road signs and the empty bottles on the table in the diner. Visible is also the desolate building sites with gutters and roadwork cones. Also portrayed is New York's Chinatown with its signs in Chinese, the colourful shop windows with toothpaste, teas and other boxes stocked in neat rows.Presented to us is America post 9/11, where the American flag re-appears, not simply as a symbol but also as a stripy pattern. The powerful visual effect of these scenarios is exactly the aesthetic orchestration of the multiple images of reality, far removing the works from mere documentary. For example Rauschenberg inserts a close-up of a road stripe, a bike reflex, a curtain with a cherry, abstract colour parts or a graphic logo in the overall composition as a counterbalance to the visual theme. The collages are thoroughly composed paintings with repetitions, reflections and displacement of imagery. Present in these works is an incredible visual rhythm due to the tight balance between figure and the white surface keeping the collages firmly fixed and providing the eyes with fields in which to rest. In his 80s, Robert Rauschenberg is in great form. Most striking about Scenarios is the artistic excess and almost cunning flair, still characteristic of Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg's works have the strength of a whole life dedicated to images and the ease of a master's creation. References are humorously made to earlier works, for example the rooster on the house end and the running hen known from Rauschenberg's Combines as with fire hydrants, water tanks and oversize insects. In a sense, in these scenarios all is known and yet so fresh and new. Never before have images of everyday life and the non-polished America been so optimistic. Great warmth radiate from these works, an appreciation for the real, to life as it is lived and displayed with focus on that which is not usually emphasised. A warmth that immediately transmits to the viewer when encountering these magnificent works.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Dear Friends of the Gallery,We are delighted to announce the beginning of our collaboration with William Cordova and the opening of his first solo exhibition Pálante at Arndt & Partner Berlin. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your friends to the opening on Saturday, 28 Oktober 2006 from 6 to 8 pm.We are looking forward to your visit!With best regards,
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New works from a very funny and young artist from PERUGI artecontemporanea
via Giordano Bruno 24 b
35124 Padova ITALY
PH. and F.: +39 049 8809.507
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Lordan BunchLast Picture no. 7, 2006oil on canvas20 x 16 inches
20 - November 25, 2006Opening Reception: Friday, October 20, 6-8pm
Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce Proof of Mary a solo exhibition of new work by Lordan Bunch. Proof of Mary consists of three complementary suites of new paintings. This is his second solo exhibition with the gallery. Two bodies of work, one titled Last Pictures and the other titled Markers are comprised of images of women the artist found on gravestones in two different cemeteries near his home in Los Angeles. Bunch became intrigued by the photographs that families chose to decorate headstones and vaults of their loved ones. These oval images or photo ceramics/memorial photos can be found in cemeteries throughout the Western world and come from an Eastern European tradition. Fascinated by the memorialization of life during death, Bunch, in the series Markers, has painted small-scale portraits directly onto Ouija boards. The Ouija board is often used to try to make contact with the dead and the oval-shaped portrait is painted in the center of the game board where the players' hands typically begin the game. The scale and palette of the painting is true to that of the original source image - painting in grisaille from a black and white photograph and a using a full palette from a color photograph. Last Pictures is made up of oil paintings on canvas that are painted so realistically that they resemble the memorial photos themselves except that the scale of the paintings are life size - much larger than the original source material. The artist is attracted to the awkwardness and formal beauty of these found images. Some faces have peculiar expressions, some women are in their wedding gowns, and one is depicted in her nurse uniform, all are depicted in their prime. Bunch draws out the existence of the individual but retains the mystery of the original source. A third body of work will be presented in the small gallery. 01-03 is Bunch's effort to create a portrait from a postage stamp-sized source photo taken from a medical textbook published in 1910 depicting women with syphilis. The suite of canvases were selected from the eleven attempts the artist has created over the last four years.Bunch has had numerous solo exhibitions and recent group exhibitions include Yet Another Reality at the Contemporary Art Galleries at the University of Connecticut and Photography on Painting/Painting on Photography at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
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Video still from?Buzz,?2006 by Jesper Carlsen
HELENE NYBORG CONTEMPORARY
Tuesday - Friday, 12 - 17
Saturday 12 - 15
and by appointment
Carl Jacobsens Vej 16 entrance 6, 2nd floor
Tel. + 45 36 45 23 07
Fax + 45 36 45 23 03
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Kristina Ask, Lone Bank, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Trine Søndergaard,
J.H. Engström, Thorgej Steen Hansen, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Sabina Mlejnek,
Tomas Lagermand Lundme, Jonas Liveröd, Viktor Storjord, Morten Nilsson,
Lars Rank, Husk Mit Navn, Knud Odde, Cai Ulrich von Platen, Tanja Rau,
Nina Strand, Trung Ky-Danh Vo and Mette Winkelmann.
opening reception october 26th 2006, 5 - 8 pm
october 27th > november 25th 2006
curated by Tomas Lagermand Lundme
LARMgalleri / Carl Jacobsensvej 16,
entrance 13 / DK-2500 Valby
#: +45 29914657
tuesday - friday 12 - 5pm
saturday 12 - 3pm
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Monday, October 23, 2006
Invitation til åbning af fotoudstillingen CITYBORDERLANDSFernisering og fest torsdag d. 26. oktober kl. 17-02 på Frederiks Bastion, Refshalevej 80.
Claus Høxbroe & Jesper Van åbner med spoken word / Karen Bach Trio spiller jazz / DJ MINTS / DJ KONRAD
Udstillingen viser fotografiske værker og video af 28 nordiske billedkunstnere og er blevet til i et samarbejde mellem fotografnetværket SHOK, Norden i Fokus og en række inviterede fotografer. Der vil være en lille snack og et glas til ferniseringen, men husk mønter til baren senere på aftenen. Projektet er støttet af: Nordisk Kulturfond, Toyota-fonden, den Letterstedska Föreningen og Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg.
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DEARRAINDROP"Concrete Trees, Glass Grass, and Cream-filled Stones"GALLERI LOYALOctober 20 - November 25, 2006Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, October 20, 6:00--9:00 pmAt the opening the legendary Swedish band TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR plays live!Opening on October 20, 2006, Galleri Loyal is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by DEARRAINDROP. DEARRAINDROP is made up of visual artists Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Billy Grant from Virginia Beach, VA. This beach party town and U.S. vacation destination is a plastic day glo city with a visual bombardment of theme parks and souvenir shops. DEARRAINDROP takes it all into their studio (aka the "collage garage" in their suburban home) along their overflowing fountain of creativity and "fluorescent futurist" perspective. The current result is their exhibition for Galleri Loyal entitled "Concrete Trees, Glass Grass, and Cream-filled Stones." (Betongträd, Glasgräs och Gräddfyllda Stenar)The exhibition will include large-scale paintings, drawings and collage as well as a number of major interactive works. DEARRAINDROP's multimedia artists Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski use a combination of custom and everyday electronics in their work. "The idea is to make everything feed on everything else, having all elements interact with each other to create an inseparable whole," explains Chris Kucinski."Video Synthesizer" creates moving images from sound, and "Color-Sensing Wheels" create sound from moving images. DEARRAINDROP will also introduce the "Guitari" a custom electronic musical instrument that is part guitar part Atari. Visitors get in on the fun and uncover what is inside. At the same time childlike and sinister, Dearraindrop manifests a culmination of modern western and specifically American pop culture. These young artists help us to find a focus in the cacophony. Dearraindrop's artwork is in itself a collage of time and space from '60's psychedelia, '70's utopianism and '80's and '90's plastic consumer culture. A post-pop cartoon surrealism emerges from this soup. As far as influences, Dearraindrop credits Andy Warhol, Pedro Bell, Viking Eggeling, Kenny Scharf, Adolf Wölfli as well as Atari, Nintendo, Ken Kesey, and Captain Crunch.Having an aversion to the stiff, insincere aspects of the art world, Dearraindrop is part of a continually developing and emerging movement among this generation of artists. Dearraindrop is a thoughtful, sincere shower of information synthesized by these artists and dropped into your head.Welcome Friday!/LoyalGALLERI LOYALTorsgatan 59 113 37 StockholmSwedent +46 (0)8 32 44 91 m +46 (0)733 229 289 email@example.com http://www.galleriloyal.com/
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Talk Talk – PublikThursday 19 October 2006 at 8 pmRemember that OVERGADEN will be hosting the first Talk Talk event tomorrow with the organisation Publik.Publik organises art projects in the public domain. This year projects have included SID NED! (SIT DOWN!) at Mimersgade and Hot Summer of Urban Farming, both at Outer Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The latest project is an alternative to the free newspapers, OBS!, which consists of contributions by artists and journalists, all taking a point of departure in the media’s news coverage. At OVERGADEN the members Johanne Løgstrup, Nis Rømer, Christian Skovbjerg Jensen and Katarina Stenbeck will talk about Publik’s different debate provoking art projects. The event will be held in Danish.For more info about Publik and the projects: http://publik.dk/OVERGADEN is now open until 8 pm every Thursday, so it will be possible to see the current exhibitions before the event.Please contact Lotte Boesen Toftgaard for further information.OVERGADEN - Institute of Contemporary Art Overgaden neden Vandet 17 DK-1414 Copenhagen K +45 32 57 72 73 firstname.lastname@example.org www.overgaden.orgTuesday-Sunday 1 –5 pm Thursday 1-8 pmOVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art is supported by the Danish Arts CouncilIf you do not wish to receive emails from OVERGADEN, please send an email to email@example.com
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GALLERI SPECTA · Peder Skrams Gade 13 · 1054 København K · T 3313 0123 · www.specta.dk
ELLEN HYLLEMOSEJeg plukker frugt27. oktober – 29. november 2006Det er med stor glæde, Specta præsenterer Ellen Hyllemoses første soloudstilling i galleriet. Med materialer som mdf, lycra, maling og snor udfordrer Ellen Hyllemose de vante grænser mellem maleri og skulptur. Næsten alle værker er placeret i forhold til rummet: I hjørnerne, fra gulv til loft eller fra væg til væg. Den ene skulptur er bygget op som et gulv af mdf-plader, som ligger væg til væg. Mønsteret bevæger sig videre op ad en figur, nu i stof-trekanter, lagt i mønster. Ellen Hyllemoses hjørnebilleder er sammensat af mange mindre stykker bemalet træ – mdf, krydsfinér, spånplade, profilerede brædder – som er delvist dækket til af lycra. Tilsammen udgør enkeltdelene en tredimensionel collage af malerier og farver, der indtager rummet. Ellen Hyllemoses værker pirrer hele tiden nysgerrigheden: Lycraen som delvist tildækker de bemalede plader, skulpturerne som er bylter, hvis indhold er ukendt, og de skråtstillede værker, hvor man ikke helt er klar over, om det er på bagsiden, det vigtigste foregår. Malerierne er tredimensionelle, og skulpturerne arbejder med det fladebetonede. Dermed kan både skulptur og maleri bevæge sig fra det ene til det andet, stadig i samme materiale. Ellen Hyllemose (f. 1968) er netop nu aktuel med sin deltagelse i udstillingen ”Maleri uden grænser” på Esbjerg Kunstmuseum samt projektet ”Rom på Kongens Nytorv”, København, hvor hun udstiller et tæppe af jern og ledning, der genkalder mønstrene i belægningen ved Hadrians Villa. Hun har i 2006 udstillet på New Arts Centre i Salisbury i England, på Trapholt i Kolding og i Kunstbygningen i Århus. I foråret modtog hun Astrid Noach Legatet og havde som følge deraf en stor soloudstilling på Holstebro Kunstmuseum.
VELKOMMEN TIL FERNISERING FREDAG DEN 27. OKTOBER KL. 17 - 19
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Bendixen contemporary art is pleased to announce and exhibition of new work by Danish artist Torben Ribe. In his first solo exhibition at the gallery, Ribe will present paintings along with a selection of sculpture works. Though Ribe’s point of departure often lies in popular culture and art history, Ribe nonetheless effectively empties this content into either an abstract or concrete artistic sphere by playing with and teasing his visual material. Formal and experimental curiosity goes hand in hand with a sneering and subtle irony, Dadaistic humor, and an absurd use of materials, as in his constructivist versions of traditional Danish salamis and giant slices of moldy bread. In ‘Pimp my Horizon’, Ribe melds image and consumption, therein vociferously revealing an existential problematic of a portrait of one’s own self-consumption. The viewer becomes tantamount to a piece of salami with an expiration date, and in so doing becomes aware of the very boundaries of consumption. Ribe clearly acknowledges that good art necessarily borders on bad taste, as it is precisely within the realm of bad taste that we become conscious of our own patterns of consumption. His trademark satirical style can be seen on this exhibition’s invitation, which exposes a nearly nude Torben Ribe (albeit in a cowboy hat) posing in a magnificent landscape with a view over the lake that is home to the American Land Art master Robert Smithson’s most famous work, Spiral Jetty. Torben Ribe is a recent graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Art. His work was recently shown at Roskilde’s Museet for Samtidskunst, Gammel Strand and Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen. His work will also be featured in the exhibition “Exportable Goods – contemporary Danish art from Denmark and abroad” at Vienna’s Krinzinger Projekte (Galerie Krinzinger, October 20 – December 20, 2006).
bendixen contemporary artCarl Jacobsens Vej 20, opg. 20, 4. sal · 2500 Valby · Denmark · tel. +45 36 16 03 25 www.bendixen-art.dk · firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-17, Saturday 11-14
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Monday, October 16, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Richard Coleman`s first show in Europe. (Ofcourse is it V1 Gallery again, one of the best gallerys in Copenhagen).
Richard is 30 years old, from Silver Springs Maryland, lives and works in California.
Richard`s works are still very reasonabel priced and I think Richard are one of the new artists that will make it and still will be here in 20 years.
Looking forward to see you show next friday, the show starts the 20/10 2006.
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