Group Show "Terrains of the Body" at Whitechapel Gallery
From January 18th to April 16th, London, UK
Drawn from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, U.S.), this collection display showcases photography and video work by seventeen contemporary artists from around the world.
By turning their camera to women, including themselves, these artists embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experience.
Featuring work by: Marina Abramović, Rineke Dijkstra, Anna Gaskell, Nan Goldin, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Candida Höfer, Icelandic Love Corporation, Mwangi Hutter, Kirsten Justesen, Justine Kurland, Nikki S. Lee, Hellen van Meene, Shirin Neshat, Daniela Rossell, Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, Janaina Tschäpe and Adriana Varejão.
Group Show "Take a Line For a Walk" at Nichido Contemporary Art
From February 18th to April 8th, Taipei, Taiwan
Artists｜Robert Rauschenberg、Robert Courtright、Andy Warhol、Jasper Johns、Robert Morris、James Rosenquist、Robert Cumming、Susan Derges、Roni Horn、Tony Oursler、Maurizio Cattelan、Rina Banerjee、Jean-Luc Moerman、Pavel Pepperstein、JanainaTschäpe、Adam Stennett、Muntean /Rosenblum
“Drawing is taking a line for a walk.” - Paul Klee
Founded in 1928, galerie nichido is the first gallery in Japan to specialize in Western-style oil painting. In earlier times when transportation and information was still underdeveloped, galerie nichido played a crucial role in providing the Japanese audience with brand-new visual excitement and artistic experience. Celebrating its 90th anniversary since its foundation, galerie nichido Taipei presents “Take a Line for a Walk” as its first exhibition of the year. With works from international European and American artists, we wish to show not only the intimate and critical aspects of these artists’creative concept, but also how drawing has changed over time as a powerful means of expression.
The expression “Take a Line for a Walk” comes from Paul Klee`s words “Drawing is taking a line for a walk.”. Generally referred to as line-works, drawings are a means of expression that put emphasize mainly in the act of “drawing lines”. Sensitive and insightful, the artists catch in a glance those invisible aspects that characterize our everyday life and record them through their action using these lines as a dairy. While it can be wrongly interpreted as mere practice or exercise within the creation process, drawing could actually represent the finished art product, from scratch to its very end, of the idea/picture envisioned by the artist.
Just as Klee`s in depth research allow his works to be multifaceted and charged with emotions by the simplest lines, shapes, and colors, the artists on view also experiment on paper as a critical starting point to shape their unique concept. Some of them experiment with new materials and techniques to depict the silhouette of the world, while others record directly their inner thoughts on paper. For the artists, drawing lines is not just for the sake of “building” a picture: the action itself already shows the motivation and will. Drawing is not just a temporary stage to the final work; it is itself an actual medium that composes intimate relationships connecting the creator and the viewers in a more direct way.
By presenting representative creations as well as diary like paper works, we would like to invite viewers to take a walk through the lines of these artists and discover not only the starting point of their creation, but also the oasis that they lead us to our present day.
Solo show "O Amor No Éter" at Xippas Gallery
From August 24th to March 15th, Punta Del Leste, Uruguay
Love in the Ether
There’s a landscape inside me
Between noon and two PM
Long-legged birds, their beaks slicing the water,
enter and don’t enter this memory-place,
a shallow lagoon with slender reeds along the shore.
I live there, when the desires of the body,
Those metaphysicians, exclaim:
How Lovely you are!
I want to excavate you until I find
where you keep so much feeling.
You think of me, and your secret half-smile
crosses sea and mountain,
gives me goose bumps,
love beyond the natural.
The body is as light as the soul,
minerals soar like butterflies.
All of it from this place
between noon and two PM.