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AA Bronson

Artist Tour: General Idea at Gropius Bau

Friday 8 December 2023 5.30 - 6.30pm

Gropius Bau
710963 Berlin

In this tour, AA Bronson will share insights into the artistic strategies of General Idea.

There will be a limited capacity of 30 visitors. Secure your attendance by registering in advance through email at events@gropiusbau.de.

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Rory Pilgrim


5 December 2023

Broadcast live on the BBC, 7.45pm

Rory Pilgrim is one of the four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2023, alongside Barbara Walker, Ghislaine Leung, and Jesse Darling. The winner of the prize will be announced during the award ceremony, which will be broadcast live on the BBC from the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne.

The Turner Prize 2023 exhibition continues until 14 April 2024:

Towner Eastbourne
Devonshire Park, College Road
Eastbourne, UK

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Studio International, Rory Pilgrim – interview: ‘I hope the work I create is like a permaculture – always living’, Veronica Simpson, 20 October 2023

image: Rory Pilgrim, Turner Prize 2023, Towner Eastbourne. Photo: Angus Mill

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Performance: Air Pressure

2 December 2023 7 pm

Sala Ricson
Carrer Emilia Coranty, 16, 08018
Barcelona, Spain

On Saturday, 2 December at 7 pm, within LaaS and the practical research thread Inframaintenance, Lawrence Abu Hamdan will present in the Ricson room of Hangar the performance Air Pressure with live sound design by Moe Choucair.

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image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Air Pressure (A Diary of the Sky), 2021, single channel video installation, colour, sound, 48 minutes, 27 seconds

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Performance: Natq

30 November 2023

La Casa Encendida
Rda. de Valencia, 2, 28012
Madrid, Spain

This marks the debut of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's performance Natq in Spain. The event will be held at La Casa Encendida, located in central Madrid, which serves as a social and cultural center and is part of the Fundación Montemadrid.

The event is developed by La Casa Encendida in collaboration with Hangar and La Virreina.

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image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Once Removed, 2019, two-channel HD video, colour, sound, 28 minutes, 28 seconds (still)

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AA Bronson and General Idea

VideoVirus Public Screening

27 November – 8 December 2023

Kurfürstendamm, Berlin
Exact location (Google Maps)

VideoVirus, a powerful film by AA Bronson and General Idea will be presented by CIRCA in collaboration with Gropius Bau, Berlin. Reimagining their historic Imagevirus for a global audience, the artwork comes to life in a hypnotic video animation that virally transmits their activist message across the LED billboard at Kurfürstendamm, Berlin.

The film premiered on 1 December 2021, World AIDS Day, and was subsequently transmitted across billboards in London, Milan, New York, Seoul & Tokyo.

Artist, healer and curator AA Bronson explains:

'General Idea first developed the concept of viral images in the early 1970s. In the mid-80s that work became prophetically and tragically true, with the appearance of the HIV virus. In 1987 we exhibited our first AIDS painting and papered lower Manhattan with AIDS posters in the hope of making the image indeed viral. Thirty-five years later, and marking the 40th anniversary of AIDS first being recorded, I am honoured to join the CIRCA platform with this reimagined ‘VideoVirus’. General Idea’s VideoVirus replicates the spread of HIV to the four corners of the world; it expands General Idea’s signature theme of ‘image as virus’ for a global audience.'

This presentation of VideoVirus is held in conjunction with the major exhibition General Idea at Gropius Bau, Berlin (22 September 2023 – 14 January 2024). 

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image: AA Bronson + General Idea, VideoVirus Rendering, London, Piccadilly Lights, 2021

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Fiona Connor

Book Launch: KIT, 2023

Saturday 18 November 2023 6 pm

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf

We are delighted to announce the launch of Fiona Connor’s latest publication KIT, 2023 at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf on Saturday, 18 November 2023 at 6 pm.

The publication gathers nearly five thousand images taken over seven years and collates them into stapled book blocks that are arranged chronologically. Each of the volumes contains a unique group of one hundred images that have been laser-printed to replicate the way they inhabit the artist’s studio. The photographs record sites, surfaces, and objects to enable a sculptural language that utilises processes of mimicry and reproduction.

, 2023 is published and edited by lo, a collaboration between Luís Manuel Araújo and Oliver Evans, who invited Fiona Connor to compile this visual archive of the photographs she takes as tools for making sculptures.

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Fiona Connor: KIT, 2023
Images & Screen Printing: © Fiona Connor
Editing & Book Design: Luís Manuel Araújo & Oliver Evans
Graphic Design: Ben Greehy
Publisher: lo

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Aux frontières de l'audible

19 November 2023 – 14 April 2024
opening: Saturday 18 November 2023 6.30 pm

exhibition curator: Sylvie Zavatta, Director, Frac

Frac Franche-Comté
2, passage des arts
12 Av. Arthur Gaulard
25000 Besançon, France

Aux frontières de l'audible is Lawrence Abu Hamdan's first institutional solo exhibition in France, featuring works from the Frac Franche-Comté collection, including Earwitness Inventory, 2018. This work comprises ninety-five uniquely crafted items, each originating from legal cases where the authenticity of sonic evidence was challenged, necessitating the retrieval of acoustic memories.

The exhibition will also include other significant pieces such as, The diary of a sky, 2023, 45th Parallel, 2022, Walled Unwalled, 2018, Saydnaya (the missing 19db), (2016), and Rubber coated steel, 2016.

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image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Walled Unwalled, 2018, single channel video installation, duration: 20 minutes and 4 seconds (video still)

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Wolfgang Tillmans

To look without fear

11 November 2023 – 3 March 2024

Floor 7
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd Street
San Francisco
CA 94103

'The viewer…should enter my work through their own eyes, and their own lives.' – Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear is the most comprehensive exhibition of the influential artist’s work to date, charting the development of his practice from the 1980s through the present, across every genre of photography imaginable. From early experiments with a photocopier to ecstatic nightlife images, intimate portraits, incisive documentation of social movements, and innovative cameraless abstractions, Tillmans’s broad subject matter reveals his steadfast commitment to engage unflinchingly with the world.

Tillmans plays an integral role in designing and installing his exhibitions. This survey features both framed and unframed photographs arranged in constellations that extend from floor to ceiling, magazine pages taped to the wall, video work, and his Truth Study Center table installations. This approach embraces the concept of visual democracy, where, as Tillmans puts it, 'If one thing matters, everything matters'.

Since the early 1990s, Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968, Remscheid, Germany) has lived and worked in London, New York, Berlin, Cologne, and Fire Island. In a career spanning almost four decades, he has consistently redefined the medium of photography through a seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies. In addition to his expansive photographic work, his practice extends to include musical recording and songwriting, as well as significant engagements with architecture and design. His foundation, Between Bridges, supports the advancement of democracy, international understanding, the arts, and LGBTQ+ rights; previously, Between Bridges was a nonprofit exhibition space in London (2007–11) and Berlin (2014–19) directed by Tillmans.

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Curator and Head of Photography Erin O’Toole recently spoke with Tillmans ahead of his exhibition:

Tillmans, Wolfgang; O'Toole, Erin, The Voracious Eye of Wolfgang Tillmans: A Conversation with the Artist, SFMOMA, September 2023

image: Wolfgang Tillmans, Icestorm, 2001