Matthew Krishanu ‘Arrow and Pulpit’ 6 November – 17 December 2021 Kurfürstenstraße 24/25, Berlin
A picture stuck in the mirror
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
16 October 2021 – 6 March 2022
Moravian Gallery, Brno
Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky
10 August – 11 December 2021
Yesterday we said tomorrow
Prospect 5 Triennial, New Orleans
23 October 2021 – 23 January 2022
Pictured as a Poem
KAI10 Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
17 October 2021 – 23 January 2022
One Escape at a Time
11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul
8 September – 21 November 2021
Appui, tendu, renversé
CRAC Occitanie in Sète, France
9 October 2021 – 6 February 2022
John Smith, solo exhibition
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
A Manual for Retaining Light in Dark Ages
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
20 March – 25 September 2022
Tanya Leighton, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Vanessa Boni
Associate Director: Simon Gowing
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Registrar: Henry Babbage
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Gallery Assistant: Roberta Cotterli
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Road Back To Relevance
15 March – 10 June 2016, NOMAS Foundation, Rome
Nomas Foundation is pleased to present Road Back To Relevance the first institutional solo show by Dan Rees in Italy. The exhibition gives insight into the artist’s practice over the last decade. Through paintings, videos, installations and photography, Road Back To Relevance brings together groups of works that have never been viewed simultaneously and reveals the complex nature of Rees’ research.
Underpinning much of Rees' conceptual body of work is an examination into aspects of Britain’s cultural and social demise since the 1970's. The exhibition reveals issues of taste in relation to class and broad political discourses surrounding the working classes, or more specifically, as described by Antonio Gramsci, the importance of 'organic intellectuals' in creating social change.
The show's title Road Back To Relevance refers to a slide presentation made by the artist in collaboration with an advertising strategist and designer. The work questions how various modes of social engagement can remain relevant today by charting the course of a specific solidarity campaign started in the 1980s, between Wales and Nicaragua. The campaign exemplifies activism before the Internet age; the central question the work poses is how pre 'clicktivist' methods of activism can help shape international solidarity.
The slideshow format is utilised once more in the work, Stimulate Surprise, 2015, which presents an advertising agency’s vision for the relaunch of a 'forgotten food', edible seaweed, and its potential to become the next consumer must-have. Stimulate Surprise is presented in conjunction with an ambitious new work titled, A Misunderstood Weed, 2016, an installation of a domestic scale seaweed farm, grown in IBC tanks. The political dimensions of Rees’ ongoing investigation into edible seaweed stems from the fact that it is considered by many scientists a viable option for helping solve global food shortages and yet remains a largely unexplored resource in the West. Ingrained in Rees’ work is the acknowledgment of the ambivalence of politics towards such suggested alternative possibilities.
The sculptural work, The Artist's Artist's Artist, 2016, a lump of plasticine, spinning on a record player, presents a wry introduction into Rees' painting works on display. Presented for the first time together, Rees' Artex paintings are exhibited along side the photographic documentation of the paintings in their owner's homes. The series of photographs Intended Circulation, 2013 - ongoing, the migration of the Artex pattern through different social signifiers, (from a council flat to collector's walls), completing the conceptual cycle of the work.
With the generous support of: Arts Council of Wales