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!



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South London Gallery, Clore Studio: Henning Christiansen

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.

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London: Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper)

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.


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National Gallery of Victoria – The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square: Suburban premiere

July 26th – Sept. 15, 2013

The latest work from Australian native and New York based street and video artist Kid Zoom.

Los Angeles

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Chung King Road, Chinatown: Perform Chinatown: International Live Performances (Street Festival)

July 27th, 5-10pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): James Turrell: A Retrospective

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

Beyond Baroque: The Sixth Annual Philomenian

August 17, 7:30pm

An event celebrating the life and work of Venice’s late Poet Laureate- a nun, poet, writer and writer.

Berkeley, CA

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA): Zarouhie Abdalian, MATRIX 249

August 2–September 29, 2013

The first museum exhibition of Oakland based Zarouhie Abdalian exploring sound- ambient and silent.


New York

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Gallery Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY: Spectrum – Abstraction Through Spray Paint

July 27 – August 31, 2013 (Opening July 27, 6-9pm)

An exhibition of five street painters


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InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre: Never Ever Whole

July 26th – Aug. 17, 2013

An exhibition of emerging artists.

TRANZAC: Zine Dream

August 2-4th, 2013

Annual small press art fair.


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Supermarkt Creative Resource Center: Transartfest

Film screening, concert performances, and one-day workshops.


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Kunstverein Hamburg: I Cannot Repeat What I Hear

Photographs by Berlin artist Natalie Czech on view until September 1, 2013.


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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art: Alexander Calder

A large-scale retrospective of over 100 works by the artist spanning from the 1920s through the 1970s

Hong Kong

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1/F, Cornwall House, TaiKoo Place: Breathe Life

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.


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Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

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.


Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona: ART, TWO POINTS

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.


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Art Copenhagen 2013

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.