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Oscar Tuazon

Water School

27 January – 9 April 2023

Bergen Kunsthall
Rasmus Meyers allé 5
5015 Bergen
Norway

The exhibition presents new works and a large-scale installation connected to Tuazon’s ongoing project Water School.

For his exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Oscar Tuazon presents a scaled-down version of the initial Water School pavilions. The structure will occupy all four main gallery spaces of the Kunsthall and create a series of rooms in which inside and outside blurs. Additional works will create useable situations, provide reading materials, and document previous iterations of the Water School. In the centre of the exhibition, a new fountain sculpture will bring water, its materiality and the sounds we connect with it directly into the exhibition. The show will also include a series of works by Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana, a Native Alaskan artist and early mentor of Tuazon.

“Water School is a mobile architecture, learning from the fluidity of its medium and the collaborative process of its construction.” – Oscar Tuazon

Curated by Axel Wieder.

The exhibition is produced in cooperation with Kunst Museum Winterthur and Kunsthalle Bielefeld.

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Plattform – Oscar Tuazon and Lawrence R. `Ulaaq´ Ahvakana in conversation
Saturday 28 January 2023 2:00 - 3:30 pm (GMT+1)
in-person and streamed online

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

PERFORMANCE: NATQ

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Spike Island is pleased to present Lawrence Abu Hamdan's performance Natq, a live audio-visual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation.

Natq is presented on the occasion of Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s solo exhibition 45th Parallel (through 29 January 2023).

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image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, A Speculative Portrait (for a boy who returned without his face), 2020 (video still)

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Jane and Louise Wilson

Dreamtime™

21 January – 25 March 2023

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Gallery
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Irvine, CA, USA

curated by Juli Carson and Bruce Yonemoto

Jane and Louise Wilson’s large-scale installation Dreamtime™ returns to history as an 'aesthetic proposition' within the political and post-political eras, from the 1960s to the present. Dreamtime™ also examines how the political and technological power that underscores the international space program is manifested through architecture.

Generous support of this exhibition is provided by the C. Christine Nichols Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene and Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative.


Artist Talk with Jane and Louise Wilson
Monday 6 February 2023 – 12:00 pm (GMT-8)
CAC Colloquial Room, 3201

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image: Jane and Louise Wilson, Stasi City (Floating Figure with Flask), detail, C-print, 1997; Dream Time, video still, 2001

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Natq: An Audio Visual Essay

Friday 6 January 2023 6:30 pm

TNQ KBF Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Fort Kochi
Kochi 682 001
India

The Kochi Biennale Foundation and ICAS:MP are pleased to present Natq: an audio-visual essay by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, chaired by Jeebesh Bagchi.

Natq, a live audiovisual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Attuning to xenoglossy – the ability of a reincarnated subject to spontaneously recall a foreign language from their past life – the performance explores reincarnation as a means to negotiate the condition of living at the threshold of the law. Reincarnation is considered here as a medium for justice amongst people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption, rural lawlessness and legal amnesty.

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Anne Hardy

The Chinati Foundation Artist in Residence: Open Studio

Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 4 - 6 pm (GMT-6)

The Chinati Foundation
Locker Plant Studio
130 East Oak Street
Marfa, Texas

Anne Hardy has been developing her work as an Artist in Residence at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, and will hold an Open Studio this month.

Celebrated for her large-scale sculptural installations, Hardy arrived in Marfa with pewter casts that remained from her recent exhibition in Rome (Hardy is currently exhibiting at DART Chiostro Del Bramante, Rome and recently was a finalist in the Mario Merz Prize 4th Edition, Fondazione Merz, Rome, 2022). The pewter casts will be on view amidst gatherings from the local waste facility and the Chihuahuan desert that Hardy has composed into a studio installation.

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image: Anne Hardy, installation view, Locker Plant Studio, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa. Photo: Anne Hardy

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Mosse Lecture: The people's tribunal of inadmissible speech

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 7:15 pm (GMT+1)

Humboldt University of Berlin
Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum Auditorium
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 1/3
10117 Berlin

As part of the current Mosse Lectures series After the Voice. Simulations of Vocal Authenticity, Lawrence Abu Hamdan will give a talk on his explorations of the voice in the context of testimony and truth production.

Introduction: Ethel Matala de Mazza
Discussion: Britta Lange

The talk will propose different categories of witnessing, evidence, and the production of truth, which inturn necessitate new practices of listening. By presenting the recent projects by the artist, this talk will focus on the aesthetic strategies required to produce conditions for listening to testimony that sits awkwardly in the forums we conventionally designate for the production of truth and history.

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Liam Gillick

SCREENING & DISCUSSION: A GUIDING LIGHT, 2010

Tuesday 6 December 2022, 7 pm EST

e-flux Screening Room
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
USA

Liam Gillick and Anton Vidokle, A Guiding Light, 2010 (21 minutes)

For A Guiding Light, Liam Gillick and Anton Vidokle invited artists Boško Blagojević, Noah Brehmer, Nadja Frank, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, and Danna Vajda, critic Tim Griffin, and curators Anna Colin and Shama Khanna to consider the curatorial premise of the 8th Shanghai Biennale.

The artists gathered these participants at a New York television studio, and combining a curatorial text by Gao Shiming with a structural analysis of a 1952 episode of the television soap opera Guiding Light, staged a production that shifts between analysis and self-critique. Captured by several cameras, the film preserves the soap opera’s signature stage-blocking and cuts, while highlighting the differences and difficulties that we encounter when attempting to capture the potential of art today.

The screening constitutes the third event of In the Present, the Scripted Past Is Performed, the first chapter of the four-part series Aesthetics of Resistance: Straub-Huillet and Contemporary Moving-Image Art taking place at e-flux Screening Room in monthly chapters between December 2022 and March 2023.

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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