On the occasion of the exhibition Flourish: The Garden at 50 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, USA, Cornelia Konrads presents the Passenger, a site-specific installation in the sensoriel garden made of branches and twigs rising from a pair of rubber boots. It looks as if the person wearing these boots is about to dissolve and get blown away. It reveals the invisible in the visible and inspires the joy of thinking about possibilities, about what could be.
The gallery has the pleasure to announce the participation of Janaina Mello Landini to the 13th Mercosur Biennial curated by Marcello Dantas which will take place from September 15th to November 20th, 2022, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
This 13th edition theme “Trauma, Dream, Escape” recognizes the notion of trauma – being it personal or collective – as the most important trigger in the artistic process, and dreams as the best stratagems to escape from it.
The collective traumatic experience, such as the pandemic the world went trough in 2020 drove the artistic creation towards new territories. Its impact on our common imagination by means of activation of onirism, dreams and delirium opened doors to escape from a condition that was imposed to all of us.
Marcello Dantas is an award-winning multi-disciplinary curator, who has been working widely across Brazil and abroad. He works on the boundaries between art and technology, producing g exhibitions and museum and multifaceted projects that aim to produce immersive multi-sensory experiences.
Onishi Yasuaki recently unveiled his latest project “Stone and Fence” at KYOTO STEAM 2022 exhibition in Higashiyama Cube, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Japan.
In his work thus far, Onishi has used a variety of materials to reconfigure voids, margins, and other spaces and boundaries of which we are not usually conscious. By rendering visible boundaries between inside and outside, front and back, or in indeterminate zones in between, he creates uniquely tranquil works that investigate relationships between humans and the natural world.
The installation was made using materials and expertise provided by Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of metal foils and powders with a history going back more than 300 years.
A new monumental artwork has joined the collection of sculptures in the gardens of the Fondation Carmignac. The German artist Cornelia Konrads questions with poetry and humor the relationship between man and nature with dreamlike works that reconcile these two forces.
The artist has transcribed the particularly powerful energy of nature on the island of Porquerolles. Between the olive grove and the vines, Le tourbillon is made up of driftwood gleaned by the artist and teams from the National Park on the coast of the island. Carried by the sea currents around Porquerolles, they now tirelessly continue their flight among the trees.
Cornelia Konrads, Le tourbillon, 2018 – Fondation Carmignac © Clément Sauvoy
“WAVELENGTH: AT THE MOMENT” exhibition will be held from March 27th to June 14th, 2021 at Beijing Times Art Museum. After three successful collaborations between WAVELENGTH and Beijing Times Art Museum, from 2017 to 2020, the two parties once again join hands to bring a novel feast of art for all art lovers in Beijing. The exhibition gathers the works of 18 well-known local and foreign contemporary artists with different cultural and artistic backgrounds, presenting the “new spacetime of contemporary art” to the audience, and creating an unprecedented exhibition experience.
The exhibition takes the “tenses” of art as the main theme, categorizing the artists’ works in the form of different “tenses” to create a “temporal” landscape of said distinctions. All installations are divided into 4 particular “tense” areas: “Past Future Tense”, “Present Continuous Tense”, “General Present Tense” and “Future Continuous Tense”. 18 contemporary artists from different cultural and academic backgrounds utilize their unique life and artistic practice experiences to elaborate each’s logical concepts and perceptions of “time” and “space” into multimedia pieces. In these installations, the audience is presented with a perspective of Space-time that breaks the norm through varied temporal divisions. At the moment of viewing, the audience can feel the concepts of time, space, and tenses preserved in the artworks colliding together, not only within their own minds, but also simultaneously floating around the entire exhibition space itself. Hereby, the pieces have become a special medium of feeling and exploring time and space. As a kind of “temporal” theater, the tenses of the artworks experimentally explore a new concept of social life, in the form of pieces themselves.
“WAVELENGTH: AT THE MOMENT” focuses on the time and space aspects hidden within contemporary art which are meant to evoke both the artistic perception and emotional connection of the audience. “Tense” is employed to describe the relationship between artistic works and viewers’ behavior and feelings, transforming the exhibition scene into a rendezvous between different times, space, and realities. From this perspective, art has become a Space-time intermediary that connects the past, the present, and the future, allowing the audience to become “Space-time Travelers” shuttling between different exhibition scenes.
The artists participating in the exhibition are (in alphabetical order): Brody Albert, Charles Pétillon, Elise Morin, Grönlund-Nisunen, Ken+Julia Yonetani, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, Loliloli Studio, Miguel Rothschild, Nils Völker, Raquel Kogan, Rejane Cantoni, Sali Muller, VAVE Studio, XXXL, Xin Wang, Ya Liu, Yasuaki Onishi, Yuqi Wei.
Cornelia Konrads – Le voyage à Nantes
Domaine de la Garenne Lemot, La folie des folies
On view until June 2021
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