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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The Early Years
27 April – 23 June 2012, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
'The Early Years' is a constellation of new works that furthers Cesarco’s interests in the possibilities of personal narrative, that is, how we tell (edit, remember, fictionalize, etc.,) our own story to ourselves. 'The Early Years', as with other attempts at writing the self, is both an experience and consequence of discourse.
The exhibition is composed of four discreet yet interrelated works (all 2012):
‘Index (An Orphan)’ is the fourth in an ongoing series of indices Cesarco has composed for books he has not yet written and most probably never will. This particular one addresses the experience of mourning, the loss of childhood, and becoming an orphan as an adult.
‘Where I’m Calling From' is an imagined book, laid out in four prints, that compiles a series of photographs and texts that exorcises some of the artist’s influences and early work. The compiled works and references are an unveiling of methodologies that act as a direct confrontation with the past, perhaps as a way to lay it to rest and to start anew.
‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is a condensed and personalized translation of Joyce’s classic, consisting of all the Januaries of Cesarco’s youth.
‘If in Time’, is a new video work that theatricalizes and references Cesarco’s previous video work, ‘Methodology’, produced for the Uruguayan Pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale. The new work takes up the two characters from ‘Methodology’ and projects them 10 or 15 years into the future. The couple speaks to each other only through texts they read. She reads from her own literary production and he reads a text he is writing about her work. In spite of text being an alienating factor between them, it is also through this indirect address that they entertain an illusion of possibility: of understanding, of change, of contentment.