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
Tanya Leighton Berlin
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Berlin 10785 DE
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4654 W Washington Blvd
LA 90016 CA
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
24 January – 7 March 2015, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
After six years at Kurfürstenstraße 156, we are pleased to announce the gallery’s expansion into a newly renovated, 130 m space opposite the existing gallery. Inaugurating Kurfürstenstraße 24/25 is a solo exhibition by Dan Rees titled Stimulate Surprise, which spans both the new and existing galleries.
‘The defenders of pasta are shackled by its ball and chain like convicted lifers or carry its ruins in their stomachs like archaeologists.’
-Marinetti, The Futurist Cookbook
Stimulate Surprise, the artist’s fourth solo show at the gallery, develops from Rees’ 2013 exhibition Kelp at the National Museum of Wales and draws together various strands of his ongoing research into the seaweed industry. The artist’s aims lie between posing a practical solution to pertinent questions concerning global food shortages and a utopian vision, where our over-reliance on wheat and corn is replaced by a readily available resource that requires no land or fresh water to grow.
A ‘presentation deck’ commissioned by the artist displays Sid Lee’s (a New York ad agency) rebranding of Welsh seaweed as the next must-have food in the United States. The imagery of the slideshow stands in contrast to a documentary video depicting the workings of a small seaweed farm in Vietnam, a country where this type of aquaculture has yet to establish itself on the international market.
The gallery becomes a site of distribution in the work Tri Tin, which takes its title from a seaweed company in the Khánh Hòa province of Vietnam specialising in the farming of a seaweed called Green Caviar. Not currently exported to Europe, the 500 boxes of Green Caviar on display in the gallery mark its introduction into a new market.
These various points of enquiry into the feasibility of an alternative food source are mediated by a continued sense of transnational trade via large advertising billboards imported by the artist from China. The blank billboards rotate on a timer, programmed to turn in a specific wave formation at various intervals, evoking both continuity and change, along with the potential of an untapped resource.