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About Artists: MONA HATOUM

ETEL ADNAN │Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin →13 September 2015

Untitled (#209), 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
Untitled (#209), 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

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“Nâ in hr 90z, Adnan z an xtrordnri crietv výs n fors v artistc rnân. Ś muvz frīli btwn rîtñ n art, powtri n taṗstri, n ol aspects v hr crietv âtpt r rflctd in ɖ xibiśn.”

‘Untitled #206’ (2013). Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
‘Untitled #206’ (2013). Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Continue reading ETEL ADNAN │Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin →13 September 2015

AHMET ÖĞÜT: HAPPY TOGETHER: COLLABORATORS COLLABORATING │ Chisenhale Gallery, London → 31 May 2015

“Čiznhel Gaḷri priznts a mêjr ny cmišn bî ɖ Amstdam n Brlin bêst Crdiš ātist Āmet Ŕt. Fr Hapi Tgɖr: C̣laḅretrz C̣laḅretñ Ŕt stêjz a public dscušn at Čiznhel Gaḷri, brññ tgɖer ppl v verı̣s pṛfešnz n našnaltiz wɖ hūm h hz prīvı̣sli c̣laḅretd. Ɖ gaḷri z trnsfwmd intu a TV stydio fr ɖ jrêšn v ɖ xibišn wɖ a spešli cnstructd set yzd t stêj ɖ dscušn n, aftrwdz, t priznt a film dokmentñ ɖ ivnt. Ɖ projct ôpnz wɖ a pfwmns v Rīvrb, a conṣt bî ɖ ātist in c̣laḅrešn wɖ ɖ band Fīno Blendax, t welcm ɖ c̣laḅretrz t Čiznhel.

Hapi Tgɖr: C̣laḅretrz C̣laḅretñ z a ny wrc, cmprîzñ a lîv ivnt n a filminsṭlešn, bt it olso funẋnz az a fwm v retṛspctv, c̣lctvli fwmd ʈru ɖ memriz n xpirı̣nsz v Ŕt’s c̣laḅretrz. Ten c̣laḅretrz, includñ an ōẋniyr, a fîrfîtr, a herdresr, a stuntman, a liprīdr n a spwtscastr, hv bn invîtd t Čiznhel Gaḷri t šer ɖer xpirı̣nsz v c̣laḅretñ wɖ Ŕt. Ɖ c̣laḅretrz têc ɖ stêj ẇlst Ŕt pzišnz hmslf amñst ɖ ōdı̣ns. Rvizitñ past c̣laḅrešnz in ɖs ny wrc, h xplorz ɖ êjnsi v ɖoz hu ptisipet in a wrc’s pṛduẋn n ɖ nêčr v c̣laḅrešn itslf.

C̣lctvli, Ŕt’s c̣laḅretrz repriznt a ṣlẋn v hiz wrc spanñ olmst a deced. A Brlin-bêst bābr, Alixandr Pîcrt, repriznts ɖ ŕliist projct: Anɖr Prfct De, frst prizntd at Pist, Istanbŭl in 2006, wɖ subsqnt prezntešnz at ɖ 5ʈ Brlin Bienāle (2008) n Sfīa Cntmprri (2013). Pîcrt cut her bî ɖ lît v a môtrsîcl hedlît in a pfwmns ɖt md refṛns t ɖ crı̣tivti n impṛvîzešn implýd in ɖ evrde lîvz v ppl livñ n wrcñ in unstebl ṗlitcl n ic̣nomic invîrnmnts. Sm v Ŕt’s most rīsnt wrc z reprizntd bî Amstdam-bêst mixoḷjist Tes Postyms n Lundn-bêst myzišn Bora Ajnjturc v Fīno Blendax.

Wɖ ɖs hîli xperimntl xibišnfwmat, Ŕt rvizits sm v ɖ wrc fr ẇč h z bst nôn. Fr Faṛnhît 451: Rīprintd (2013), Ŕt rvrst ɖ rôl v ɖ fîrfîtrz in Re Bradbri’z iponims novl fṛm 1953: instd v brnñ bánd bcs, ɖe wr printd n dstribytd fṛm a rīprṗst fîrtruc bî membrz v ɖ Fîrdipātmnt fṛm Espo, nir Helsnci, wn v hūm – Yācó Łesivoró – têcs pāt in ɖ ivent at Čiznhel. Ɖ Sîḷnt Ynivrsti z a nolijxčenj platfwm inišietd bî Ŕt in 2012 n oṗretd bî asîḷmsīcrz n refyjīz hu r līġli privntd fṛm cariyñ ât ɖer pṛfešnz in ɖ cuntriz ẇr ɖe r cuṛntli bêst. It z reprizntd at Čiznhel bî Mŭlūgeta Ficadu, an Eritriyn-Kbn fizioʈeṛpist bêst in Lundn.

Ŕt ofn implýz hymr t adres complx išuz, wīvñ lūs naṛtvz ɖt cnct c̣lctv memriz, lôcl histriz n culčṛl îdnttiz. Hiz wrc z rūtd in ɖ riaḷti v evrde lîf n h yzz ɖ simtmz v sošl n ṗlitcl îdioḷjiz, sistmz n histriz t pṛdys ambišs projcts ɖt inact sutl šifts in pspctv. In Hapi Tgɖr: C̣laḅretrz C̣laḅretñ, Ŕt fwgrândz ɖ stêṭs n valy v lebr wɖn ɖ pṛduẋn v āt, pṛvocñ a critcl conšsṇs ɖt cwlz intu qesčn ɖ eʈicl n rlešnl implicešnz v ɖ rôl v ɖ ātist n ɖer wrc wɖn ɖ wrld.

Āmet Ŕt (born 1981, Diyābacir, Trci) z a Crdiš ātist livñ n wrcñ in Amstdam n Brlin. Rīsnt sôlo xibišnz includ Fwd!, Van Abbemuseum, Îndhovn (2015); Aṗreṭsz v Sbvršn, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldnbrg; Stratjiz fr Radicl Dmocṛsi, Ɖ Blacwŭd Gaḷri at Ynivrsti v Ṭronto (bʈ 2014); n Faṛnhît 451: Rprintd, Čecpýnt Helsnci (2013). H hz ptisipetd in nymṛs grūpxibišnz, includñ 8ʈ Šenzn Sculpčr Bienāle (2014); Pfwma 13, Ny Ywc (2013); 7ʈ Livpul Bîeňl (2012); n ɖ 12ʈ Istanbŭl Bîeňl (2011). Ŕt wz ātist in rezidns at ɖ Rijksakademie, Amstdam, 2007–2008, n at Delfīna Fândešn, Lundn, in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Têt, 2012. H hz twt in Duč Āt Instityt, Neɖrḷndz, 2012 n ɖ Fíniš Acaḍmi v Fîn Āts, Fínḷnd, 2011 n 2013. Hiz sôlo xibišn, Fwd, ôpnz at ɖ Van Abbemuseum, Îndhovn, in Māč 2015.

Ɖ public dscušn at Čiznhel Gaḷri z čerd bî Andria Filips, Rīdr in Fîn Āt n Drctr v FD prôgramz in ɖ Ātdipātmnt at Goldsmiʈs. Ɖ film v ɖ ivnt z pṛdyst bî ɖ YC edycešnl čaṛti WRLDrait, ẇč incurijz yuñ ppl t yz film n ny mīdı̣tecnoḷjiz.

Ɖs z ɖ frst sôlo xibišn in a YC public instityšn bî Āmet Ŕt n z cmišnd az pāt v Hâ t wrc tgɖr, a šerd prôgram v cntmprri-āt cmišnñ n rsrč dvîzd bî Čiznhel Gaḷri, Ɖ Šôrum n Stydio Volter…”

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TAL R: CHIMNEY SCHOOL OF SCULPTURE │ Victoria Miro, London → 30 May 2015

(Posted 28 April 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Victoria Miro z dlîtd t priznt Čimni scūl v sculpčr, an xibišn v ny wrc bî ɖ Côpnhāgn-bêst ātist Tal R.

Tal R hz ofn yzd ɖ wrd kolbojnik, mīnñ leftovrz in Hībru, t dscrîb hiz practis v swsñ n c̣lctñ a wîd renj v imijri, fiğṛtv n abstract, fṛm hî n lo culčr. Instwld c̣lctvli, Tal R’z wrcs cn gv ɖ imprešn v a grūp šo, az adhiṛns t a sngl isʈetc stîl z isčūd in fevr v a nonhạrācicl xpḷrešn v mtirı̣l n fwm. Ɖs wl b xplord in ɖ xibišn, ẇč stêjz sculpčrz alñsd frničrwrcs n a siriz v pêntñz n wrcs on pêpr.

Ɖ lowr gaḷri wl b popyletd bî a dispṛt c̣lẋn v sramic, crīčr-lîc sculpčrz. Tal R hz implýd a prôses v racūfîrñ, an ênčnt tecnīc ẇč orijinetd in sixtīnʈ-senčri Jpan. Ɖ prôses pṛdysz ntwrı̣sli unpridictbl rzults – ɖ cle’z srfis z blacnd or ẇîtnd acwdñ t ɖ intnsti v its xpožr t ɖ smôc n z laybl t crac or īvn xplod, a voḷtiḷti ɖt hz drwn ɖ ātist t ɖ mtirı̣l.

Alñsd ɖ racūsculpčrz wl b a nmbr v minimlist sculpčrz v fabric-cuvrd wŭd. Ɖz ljr-ɖn-lîf flūmz, wɖ candīcên strîps n bilt-in ervents, cwl t mînd ɖ industrı̣l čimni. Hvr, ɖz wrcs r dvōst fṛm eni funẋnñ sistm. Instd ɖe sjst a jýflṇs ɖt rbycs a factrīlojc v in-pts n ât-pts, n imbodi a strenjr n ls qontifaybl prôses.

Tal R z olso nôn fr pṛdysñ ynīc, hand-md sôfz, or ôpı̣mbedz, ẇč r md fṛm old n ny rugz swst ʈrt Scandinevia n trītd wɖ pênt n dai in ɖ stydio. A nmbr v ɖz pačwrct pìsz v frničr wl pṛvîd anɖr pspctv fṛm ẇč t vy – or fṛm ẇč t b vyd bî – ɖ sculpčrz. Xplorñ ɖ dmstc qoḷti v frničr az an ātistc mīdı̣m, Tal R plez wɖ ɖ bândri btwn āt n lîf. Nɖr ɖ practcl prṗs v ɖz wrcs nr ɖer isʈetc qoḷtiz têc catgoricl presdns. Ɖ îdīa v ɖ ôpı̣mbed sjsts a hêzi, lêtnt spês v unfetrd ʈncñ, ɖ funẋnl objct dlinietñ a non-funẋnl spês v ʈt.

Ɖ upsterz flor v ɖ gaḷrīspês wl b têcn p wɖ a slf-cntend coridorstrucčr strečt ovr wɖ canvsmtirı̣l. Wɖn it r pêntñz n wrcs on pêpr, ol dpictñ a clozd blînd. Rpitd acrs ɖ wōlz v an inclozd spês, ɖs reprizentešn v šutrd vižn cnvez a visṛl sens v intirioṛti n pzišnz ɖ vywr in an ambiğs spês ɖt z nɖr insd nr âtsd.

Bạgraficl dītelz

Born in Tel Avīv in 1967, Tal R livz n wrcs in Côpnhāgn. H hz hd sôlo xibišnz at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Āhŭs, Denmāc (2013 – 2014); Pinakothek der Moderne, Mynic (2013); Galerie im Taxispalais, Inzbrŭc, Ostria, travlñ t Kunsthalle Dūsldwf (bʈ 2013); Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sâ Pâlu (2012); Museum Kunstpalast, Dūsldwf (2012); Kunstverein Augsburg-Holbeinhaus, Âgzbrg, Jrṃni (2011); Der Kunstverein, Hambrg (2011); Maġzīn III Myziym n Fândešn fr Cntmprri Āt, Stochom (2009); Kunsthalle Tūbñn, Tūbñn (2009); Bônefãtõ Myziym, Māstrict (2008); Camdn Ātșentr, Lundn (2008); Luīziana Myziym fr Moderne Kunst, Denmāc (2007); n Kunsthalle Manhîm (2007). Tal R wz a pṛfesr at Kunstakademie Dūsldwf fṛm 2005–2014.”

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HOME TRUTHS: PHOTOGRAPHY, MOTHERHOOD AND IDENTITY │ Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Fred Hüning, Miyako Ishiuchi, Katie Murray and Hanna Putz │ Belfast Exposed → 20 December 2014

Hômtruɖs: Ftogṛfi, Muɖrhd n Îdntti priznts ɖ wrc v êt inṭnašnl ātists hu xplor ɖ complx n dmandñ xpirı̣ns v muɖrhd. Ɖ ātists drw on a wîd renj v inflụnsz, fṛm fašn n lîfstîl maġzīnz t fanṭsi n fiẋn, fṛm pêntñ n îc̣nogṛfi t vnaklr ftogṛfi, fṛm pfwmns n stêjd practisz t prîvt jrnlz n evrīde lîf.

Set agnst a bacdrop v inseṣ̌bl public aṗtît fr picčrz v ṣlbṛti mumz n bêbiz, ɖ ātists dpict fmiłr, n ls viẓbl, aspects v muɖrñ fṛm a dīpli prsnl pspctv. Pregnnsi, brʈ, ɖ ifct v bcmñ a muɖr on wn’z pṛfešnl îdntti; ɖ rlešnšp btwn jeṇrešnz v muɖrz; cmñ t trmz wɖ los, abandnmnt, n ɖ unflfild dzîr t bcm a muɖr r ol erı̣z xplord in ɖ xibišn. Inṭwivñ naṛtvz, čājd wɖ cnflictñ imošnz, pṛvîd an intiṃt, multīfasitd n uncnvnšnl vy v a ynivrsl xpirı̣ns.

Ātists’ Bîogfiz

Elina Brotes (b. 1972, Finḷnd)

Rīsnt xibišnz includ Luīziana Myziym v Modn Āt, Humlībîc, Denmāc; Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruslz; Sāči Gaḷri, Lundn n Lianžu Ftogṛfīfestivl, Lianžu, Čîna. Awōdz includ ɖ Finiš Stêtprîz fr Ftogṛfi (2008) n ɖ Prix Niépce v Gens d’image, Frans (2005) amñ uɖrz. Š hz publišt for moṇgrafs.

Elinor C̣ruči (b. 1971, Izrel)

Xibišnz includ Ric̦o Maresca, Ny Ywc; Ggozı̣n Lundn; Edwin Hūc Gaḷri, Ny Ywc, n Jêmz Hîmn Gaḷri, Lundn. Awōdz includ ɖ Inṭnašnl Sentr v Ftogṛfi’z Infiṇtịwōd fr Yuñ Ftogṛfr (2001); ɖ Ggnhîm Felošp (2002) n Ny Ywc Fândešn fr ɖ Āts Felošp (2010).

Ana Casas Brôda (b. 1965, Spên)

Sns 2007 Casas Brôda hz dzînd public prôgramz at Centro de la Imagen, Mexico Siti. Š hz xibitd hr wrc in Spên, Ostria, Jrṃni n Mexico. La Fabrica publišt hr wrc Kinderwunsch in 2013 n it wl b xibitd in PHoto Espana in 2014.

Án Feslr (b. 1950, YSA)

Feslr hz pṛdyst ʈri filmz n ritn a nonfiẋn bc on adopšn, Ɖ Grlz Hu Went Awe. Awōdz includ ɖ prestijs Radclif Felošp at ɖ Radclif Instityt fr Advanst Studi, Hāṿd Ynivrsti.

Fred Hrnñ (b. 1966, Jrṃni)

Hrnñ’z wrc hz bn šôn at ftogṛfīfestivlz in Lîpzig, Wj, Câṇs n Āl. Xibišnz includ Gallery Brotfabrik, Brlin (2011); Museum Dieselkraftwerk, Cotḅs (2011) n Ātmyziym Wūhan, Čîna (2009). Awōdz includ ɖ Ātprîz fr Ftogṛfi fṛm ɖ Loto-Fândešn Brlin-Brandnbrg (2007).

Miaco Išiuči (b. 1947, Jpan)

Išiuči hz hd nymṛs sôlo xibišnz sns 1977, includñ at ɖ Našnl Myziym v Modn Āt in Tôcio. In 1979 š wun Jpan’z hîist awōd fr ftogṛfi, ɖ Cīmŭra Ihe. Hr wrc hz bn publišt in mr ɖn twenti moṇgrafs. Miaco Išiuči z ɖ winr v ɖ prestijs 2014 Haslblad Fândešn Inṭnašnl Awōd in Ftogṛfi.

Cêti Muri (b. 1974, YSA)

Xibišnz includ Čašama Gaḷri, Ny Ywc (2013); Hômfrunt Gaḷri, Ny Ywc (2011) n ɖ Inṭnašnl Sentr fr Ftogṛfi, Ny Ywc (2008). Awōdz includ Ny Ywc Stêt Rezidntsgrant fr Xḷns in Ftogṛfi (1996); ɖ Robin Fwbz Mmwrı̣l Ftogṛfịwōd (1997); ɖ Bari Cown Awōd fr Xḷns in Āt (2000) n a Ny Ywc Fândešn fr ɖ Āts grant in 2012. A moṇgraf v hr wrc z publišt bî Dêlît Bcs.

Hana Pts (b. 1987, Ostria)

Xibišnz includ Pavlovz Dog Gaḷri, Brlin; Vêcnt Gaḷriz, Ostria n Kunsthalle Wien, Ostria. In 2012, š wz šwtlistd fr Hyéres Cntmprri Ftogṛfīprîz n 1000 Wrdz Ftogṛfịwōd, n nominetd az wn t woč bî Britiš Jrnl v Ftogṛfi.

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Hômtruɖz: Ftogṛfi, Muɖrhd n Îdntti z kretd bî Sūzn Brît n z a Ftogṛfrz’ Gaḷri turñexibišn. Ɖ orijinl xibišn hz bn modifîd fr prezntešn at Belfast Xpozd. Ɖ xibišn z ṣpwtd bî Ātscaunsl Nwɖn Îrlnd, Belfast Sitīcaunsl n Dpātmnt v Sošl Dveḷpmnt.”

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SIGALIT LANDAU: KNAFEH │ Marlborough Contemporary, London → 1 November 2014

“An xibišn v ny wrcs bî Siġlīt Landâ (b. 1969), wn v Izrel’z fwmost cntemprri ātists, hu hz twîs reprizntd Izrel at ɖ Venis Bienāle (1997 n 2011) n cuṛntli livz n wrcs in Tel Avīv.

Landâ’z practis adresz ṗetcli, n wɖ mtiriaḷti, ɖ cmplex̣tiz v its lcešn n atmts t bild brijz. Hr tactîl āt xplorz ɖ simblz n sînz ɖt r šerd acrs culčrz. Ɖs atmt t xpoz n trnsend istablišt bândriz n bwdrz z sīn ʈrt hr wrc, rīčñ its piṇcl in hr Swltbrij Project. Ɖs projct, ẇč z hr most ambišs t dêt, wl si ɖ ātist fizicli cros ɖ gap btwn Izrel n Jwdn, wɖ ɖ criešn v a crisṭlîzd swltbrij on ɖ Ded Sì.

Ɖ tîtl v ɖ xibišn, Cnefe, rfers t Landâ’z ny vidiowrc, ẇč z biyñ prizntd fr ɖ frst tîm n demnstrets ɖ olmst pêntrli āt v mcñ cnefe, an Aṛbc swītmìt ɖt z luvd ʈrt ɖ Midl Īst. Ɖ film z tipicl v Landâ’z wrc, az cnefe itslf z embḷmatc v šerd Miḍlīstn tṛdišnz n frɖr evidns v hr cntinyd ingejmnt wɖ culčṛl hîbriḍti.

Ɖ xibišn olso includz a ny siriz v sandwrcs: Dusc, Dwn n Tîd (2014), n Sandflag (2013). Ɖz wrcs ingej wɖ ɖ histri v pêntñ in ɖer fwmat, n ɖer pýnt v orijin in ɖer mtirı̣lz. Landâ z olso prizntñ rīsnt swltwrcs, includñ Cristl Drīmcačr (2014), ɖt hv gn ʈru a swltcrisṭlîzešn prôses. Ɖs ongowñ tecnīc siz Landâ imrs objcts in ɖ Ded Sì, līvñ ɖm t akmylet ɖ sì’z swlts n minṛlz, t b trnsfwmd ʈru a cntrold bt unpṛdicṭbl ōganic prôses. Landâ hz xtnsvli xplýtd ɖs tecnīc, sbmrjñ îtmz sč az rôpnūsz n ivoc̣tv dmstc îtmz, ol v ẇč fīčr in ɖs xibišn. Ɖ ātist spīcs abt ɖ majc v ɖ Ded Sì n ɖ mistri srândñ ɖ prôses itslf.

Ɖ xibišn olso fīčrz māblsculpčrz, fṛm a siriz cāvd in ɖ fwmz v dfṛntli pozd brestfīdñ-cŭšnz. Undâtdli lnct t modn tṛdišnz ɖt g bac t Henri Mur or Luīz Bržwā, ɖz wrcs r repṛznttv v Landâ’z xpirı̣ns v ɖ bodi, a rcŕñ n impwtnt ʈīm ʈrt hr wrc.”

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