Several weeks ago Installation introduced a new editorial department called Vanguard. Originally a military term that described troops moving ahead of the brigade or those who were on the frontline, “Vanguard,” is synonymous with “Avant-Garde.” Two words that were once deeply rooted in the military are now used to describe those in the creative fields who are on the proverbial front lines innovating their practice and taking risks. In previous issues we have presented artist profiles but this week we introduce another facet of Vanguard– Homework. No matter where you are in the world, we want to encourage you, our Installation readers, to go out and explore the arts in your neighborhood. Share your findings and images with us on Twitter and Instagram with #vanguard. See you next week!
July 30th – August 4th, 2013, 11am-6pm
8-channel sound installation Symphony Natura op.170, by the late Danish composer and Fluxus member. This collage of electronic drones and animal sounds recorded at a zoo in Rome is presented alongside the original hand-painted scores.
Explores the medium of drawing dealing with social, economic and political themes dating back to the 1940’s. Curated by Sarah McCrory, featured artists include: Judith Bernstein, Tom of Finland, George Grosz, Margaret Harrison, Mike Kuchar, Cary Kwok, Antonio Lopez and Marlene McCarty.
July 26th – Sept. 15, 2013
The latest work from Australian native and New York based street and video artist Kid Zoom.
July 27th, 5-10pm
A leader of the Southern California Light and Space Movement, Turrell coaxes light and geometry to create spectacular experiences. To get the full Turrell experience visit more work at the Guggenheim through September 25 and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on view through September 22
August 17, 7:30pm
An event celebrating the life and work of Venice’s late Poet Laureate- a nun, poet, writer and writer.
August 2–September 29, 2013
The first museum exhibition of Oakland based Zarouhie Abdalian exploring sound- ambient and silent.
July 27 – August 31, 2013 (Opening July 27, 6-9pm)
An exhibition of five street painters
July 26th – Aug. 17, 2013
An exhibition of emerging artists.
August 2-4th, 2013
Annual small press art fair.
Film screening, concert performances, and one-day workshops.
Photographs by Berlin artist Natalie Czech on view until September 1, 2013.
A large-scale retrospective of over 100 works by the artist spanning from the 1920s through the 1970s
On view through July 29.
Curated by Hong Kong artist Susan Yeung the group exhibition features eight local artists dealing with issues of the environment through various mediums including painting and photography.
During their Spring residency at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain invited Treacle (Susanne Kudielka and Kaspar Wimberley). Their performance, The Changing of the Guard, is on view through September 15, 2013.
On view through January 6, 2014.
Explores the history of the avant-garde in the city of Barcelona featuring more than 350 works by such artists as Ignasi Aballí, Frederic Amat, Joan Brossa, Eduardo Chillida, Pep Duran, Lucio Fontana, Eulàlia Grau, Richard Hamilton, Joan Hernández Pijuan, Jenny Holzer, Paul Klee, Antoni Llena, Muntadas, Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Antoni Tàpies, and Jeff Wall, amongst others.
August 30- September 1
This year the fair is open to galleries outside of Scandinavia, from Melbourne to Bristol and Berlin. 100 international collectors have been invited to attend where they will discover artists from 71 galleries.