Upcoming Shows & Events

19.10.2017 — 15.12.2017
Atlanta Contemporary
Atlanta, US
www.atlantacontemporary.org

Contemporary On-site presents MEMO, an installation of work Manon Bellet curated by Aaron Levi Garvey and Stevie Covart Garvey of Long Road Projects.
MEMO highlights the vulnerability of the natural environment and its impending destruction. As visitors move throughout the installation, their presence alters the collective works on view. Burning Air – a work comprised of burnt silk paper fragments – shifts and stirs while Golden Waste – an interactive work of perfumed paper made from the scents collected from endangered areas of the Louisiana wetlands – dulls over time. These pieces act as a metaphor for lost or soon to be lost environments. MEMO endeavors to visually illustrate how delicate and fleeting nature can be with mankind’s sustained impact..


05.08.2017 — 01.10.2017
Contemporary Art Center
New Orleans, US
www.cacno.org

This exhibition presents the work of artists who examine the relationships of objects— which hold importance beyond their physical form—to experiences of places and cultural identities. Artists were asked to submit works that evoke their own sense of emotionality, sacredness, and personal connection to their cultures and beliefs through objects found and made. When faced with conflict or duress, what sacred objects or physical memories would be the first in hand and tucked away for safekeeping? What forms serve to tell your cultural story to the next generation? What is the history communicated by your chosen medium? Are objects singular and distinctly self-reflective, or do they portray individual history as copy, reproduction, or commodity in a global economy of exchange? How do histories of colonization and cultural domination figure in the objects with which we most closely identify?
This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and curated by Aaron Levi Garvey.


12.08.2017 — 13.09.2017
Kunssthal Nord
Aalborg, Denmark
www.kunsthalnord.dk

The exhibition, will take place at the same time as the Aalborg Festival, during which various events are organized. The idea of inviting Swiss artists to the exhibition in the Kunsthalle here came from the discussion that contemporary Swiss art is rarely negotiated in the Nordic context, while Austrian and German artists often get a platform. In return, one can say that Scandinavian art is not really a big topic in Switzerland either. Switzerland may take the often-repeated role of the isolated island in the center of Europe.


08.04.2017 — 7.05.2017
Good Children Gallery
New Orleans, US
goodchildrengallery.com

The show Toxicité radieuse (Radiant toxicity) offers a snapshot of the artist’s experiments. Everything seems frozen and paradoxically in eternal movement. By using crystal liquid Ink on glass slides. Manon Bellet reveals to us, a chemical and thermal process which becomes visible only by the heat of the projector. The work slowly changes in the front of our eyes, it lives, and it survives under extreme heat, thus giving a living aspect to the work able to correspond to our own endangered environment in constant, perpetual change. The toxicity of the chemical mixture that would frighten us in a natural environment, ends up seducing us by its radiations.


08.10.2016 — 18.01.2017
La Dépense
LAB-LABANQUE
centre d'art contemporain
Béthune, France
lab-labanque.fr

The exhibition theme takes references from the book of the French writer Georges Bataille, "La part maudite" (The Accursed Share), a philosophical and economic essay published in 1949 exploring the notion of "unconditional loss." The economy in question no longer depends on a logic of profit and consumption, but a much broader consideration, taking into account "the effervescence of life", the energy resources of the Earth, and "the excedente energy".
Curated by Léa Bismuth

06.08. — 25.09.2016
Group Show
CAC
Contemporary Art Center
New Orleans, LA US
cacno.org

In 1974, roughly two years before the founding of the CAC, the artist Gordon Matta-Clark, together with a group of artists including some native to Southeastern Louisiana, coined the term Anarchitecture. A word used to title an exhibition, to describe a form of thinking, to bind a community of friends and artists, and to acknowledge space as a social and formal condition, Anarchitecture pointed to an interdisciplinary spirit of the times that helped usher in contemporary arts centers across the country, and significantly, in New Orleans. For commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the CAC, this exhibition also serves as a formal meditation on the concept of Anarchitecture, an elision of the words architecture and anarchy.
Curated by Andrea Andersson, Chief Curator of Visual Arts, CAC

22.04. — 18.06.2016
Dimensione Disegno Posizioni contemporanee
Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri
Bellinzona, Switzerland
villacedri.ch

An exhibition about contemporary drawing and drawing matter, related to the collection of the museum.
Curated by Carole Haensler

1.04-1.07.2016
Kollision, Im Labyrinth
der unheimlichen Zufälle.
Kunstraum/ Bethanien, Berlin kunstraumkreuzberg.de

The exhibition "Kollision Im Labyrinth der unheimlichen Zufälle", goes back to the observation that many contemporary artists use techniques and principles which were implemented in the 1920s and '30s by the Surrealists, or that they are exploring similar experimental forms of artistic work as (frottage, Rayographie, Décalcomanie etc.). In addition, a visual similarity between the works presented can be use to detect the Surrealists, who strikes a similar note of unease in the viewer.
Curated by Marie josé Ourtilane & Conny Becker.

Shows & Events Past 2015
21.06. — 18.10.2015
Triennale de l’art imprimé
Musée des beaux-arts
Le Locle, Switzerland
mbal.ch

In 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts will hold the 8th Triennial of Contemporary Prints and bringing together twenty contemporary artists, selected by an international panel of experts in contemporary art. While previous editions of the Triennial of Contemporary Prints focused on Swiss production, that of 2015 will be decidedly international.
Curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer.

08.11 — 11.11.2015
Kunstkredit Basel Show
Kunsthalle, Basel
kunsthallebasel.ch

The annual exhibition of Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2015 held at the Kunsthalle Basel. Curated by Samuel Leuenberger, the exhibition shows works acquired in 2014 from the Kunstkeditkommission.