Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
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Is Heribert C. Ottersbach ultimately withdrawing from reality? His depictions of terrain now follow on the marginalia and banalities from his 2016 exhibition On Offer Due to Circumstances.
Whereas previously he used to paint pictures about landscape, he now concentrates on paintings mainly concerned with his own biography and personal circumstances. They deal with identity and terrain.
His apprehension of identity and painting both comprise painterly research and terrain. To him the latter is always consisting of open territory.
Rather than retreating from reality, Ottersbach is making a clear case for painting. He very consciously remains attached to seemingly out-dated notions of originality and artifact.
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