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Felipe Baeza

SAN JOSÉ MUSEUM OF ART ACQUISITION

The San José Museum of Art (SJMA) has announced the acquisition of works by a diverse roster of artists for its permanent collection.

Significant large-scale works include Felipe Baeza’s Emerging in difference, 2022, currently on view at The Milk of Dreams, the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (through 27 November 2022).

image: Felipe Baeza, Emerging in difference, 2022, ink, graphite, glitter, interference powder, twine, acrylic, and cut paper collage on paper, 200 x 130.8 cm

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

PRIX GEORGE AWARD FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY FORM

Lawrence Abu Hamdan has been awarded the Prix George Award for the Best Documentary Form for his film 45th Parallel, 2022, at the Winterthur International Short Film Festival, Switzerland. With generous support from the Volkart Foundation.

"We would like to award this prize to a film that is as elegantly constructed as it is politically urgent. A film set in a space that both exhibits and punctures the borders between states and jurisdictions, between knowledge shared and knowledge concealed, between public and private encounters. Restaging a crime that implies many other crimes, with the firing of one bullet that recalls countless other bullets, exposes the vulnerability of both borders and bodies."

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image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 45th Parallel, 2022, video (colour, sound, 15 minutes)

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

AIR PRESSURE (A DIARY OF THE SKY)

3 November 2022 – 26 February 2023

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Turin, Italy

The Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media

Curated by Irene Calderoni and Amanda Sroka

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is the third recipient of the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a joint initiative by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Philadelphia Museum of Art that supports the creation of innovative new work in video, film, performance, sound and digital art.

The commissioned work, Air Pressure (A diary of the sky), is an audio and video installation that further develops Abu Hamdan’s research into the political dimension of sound. Through extended and rigorous investigations that gather and analyze testimony, recordings and archival documents, he creates works that expose and produce evidence of crimes and systems of injustice, often perpetrated against individuals and communities that have no voice in official legal contexts.

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image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Air Pressure (A diary of the sky), exhibition view, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2022

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James Welling

Dark Matter

5 November 2022 – 5 March 2023

Kunsthalle Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany

Thomas Ruff and James Welling

Curators: Christina Végh, Felicitas von Richthofen

Funding for the exhibition is provided by the Stiftung der Sparkasse Bielefeld and LWL-Kulturstiftung.

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image: James Welling, Lavender Mist, 2014

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Hannah Starkey

Hannah Starkey: In Real Life

21 October 2022 – 30 April 2023

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 5AW

The Hepworth Wakefield opens the first major survey of work by photographer Hannah Starkey, tracing her development across two decades. Throughout, her meticulously choreographed photographs have determinedly engaged with how women are represented in contemporary culture, an issue that is now very much at centre stage.

Starkey reveals women in moments of private reflection, alienation, or social interaction that might otherwise go unseen. Though often recording subtle moments the large scale of her images suggests the document of a monumental event. She is constantly witness to the powerful presence of women in our cities, from those she encountered growing up in Belfast to women and girls at recent street protests in London. As well, on display are photographs from Starkey’s RCA graduation show in 1997 that immediately brought her widespread acclaim, through to a newly commissioned body of work recently created with young women in Wakefield in 2022.

Hannah Starkey’s exhibition is made possible by the Freelands Foundation through her receiving the 2019 Freelands Award. A comprehensive catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition.

We have worked with her since 1997 and congratulate her on this great moment and achievement.

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image: Hannah Starkey: In Real Life, exhibition view, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, 2022

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN IN CONVERSATION: LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN AND LORENZO PEZZANI

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 BST (online)

Lawrence Abu Hamdan discusses the themes of his film commission 45th Parallel with Dr Lorenzo Pezzani, Co-Director of Border Forensics.

45th Parallel
focuses on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, a unique municipal site that straddles the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States.

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel, continues at Spike Island, Bristol (until 29 January 2023).

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Olivia Plender

59TH OCTOBER SALON (BELGRADE BIENNALE)

20 October – 4 December 2022

Cultural Centre of BelgradeKnez Mihailova 6
Belgrade, Serbia

We are delighted to announce that Olivia Plender will participate in the 59th October Salon (Belgrade Biennale).

This year’s edition will focus on the complex artistic, historical, social, and political contexts that the October Salon has embodied throughout its history.
Olivia Plender's video installation Hold Hold Fire, 2019, will be shown, inspired by her ongoing research into the East London Federation of Suffragettes.
Board of the October Salon: Gordana Goncić, Aleksandar Ilić, Danica Jovović Prodanović, Jelena Medaković, Vuk Vidor

Curator: Zorana Đaković Minniti

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Plender is also participating in the touring exhibition – The TV Trampoline: From Children’s Television to Contemporary Art and Literature, at Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden from 21 October 2022 – 29 January 2023.

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Liam Gillick

A VARIABILITY QUANTIFIER (THE FOGO ISLAND RED WEATHER STATION)

October 2022 – October 2026

Fogo Island
Canada

Liam Gillick’s A Variability Quantifier (The Fogo Island Red Weather Station) is an artwork intended to function as an operational weather station. It gathers local weather data and is a place for education, reflection, and discussion.

In response to the global climate emergency, Fogo Island Arts invited Liam Gillick to join artists and writers from 28 arts organisations across the world to form the World Weather Network, a constellation of ‘weather stations’ located across the world in oceans, deserts, mountains, farmland, rainforests, observatories, lighthouses and cities.

An acquisition by the National Gallery of Canada as part of its National Outreach Initiative, The Fogo Island Red Weather Station will be displayed on the island through to 2026 and will be open to the public to visit and use.

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Watch here – Liam Gillck's A Variability Quantifier (The Fogo Island Red Weather Station) film.