An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...
Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...
即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai，联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市，如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城，为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥，《景观/对象WA》（2016）。橡木上固化油墨打印，左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm，中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm，右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm，图片提供：马凌画廊，上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...
KEWENIG is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Spain of the artist Elisabeth Frieberg (*1977, Sweden) at the gallery's location in Palma de Mallorca, the 13th century chapel, Sant Feliu Oratory, opening 24 March on the occasion of Art Palma Brunch.
This exhibition takes its name from one of the two key paintings in the show, Bat Seba, No. 4, which seems to have been created especially for the Oratory. The biblical love story between Bathsheba and King David, rewritten and extended in Bat Seba (1984) by the Swedish author Torgny Lindgren (1938–2017), provoked clear images of the two protagonists for Frieberg, leading to the two large abstract portraits Bat Seba, No. 4 and King David, around which eight other works revolve. The space and layout of the chapel play a very important role for the artist, as if the presentation of her work is a performance.
These two paintings, like their namesakes, are in constant dialogue with one another. They share a new, contemporary love story in the chapel, transposed by Frieberg. They dance together within the space (to Giorgio Moroder's Italo disco in the mind of the artist), King David, intoxicated by Bat Seba is compelled to dance around her. She, in turn is persuaded to move due simply to the allure of the music.
Frieberg is a risk taker, tracing her personal experience into her work, energetically transposing nature and the world around her, through beaming colours, vibrating lines, and haptic layering, allowing for unexpected encounters to transpire. The works are created, like mind maps, in which the more complex the map, the more exciting the encounter. Frieberg's works have an ever present, improvisational, poetic mood–toying with scale, rhythm and time with an ever-evolving inquisitive disposition.
Elisabeth Frieberg, born in 1977 in Stjärnhov, Sweden, currently lives and works in Stockholm, where she teaches painting at Konstfack, the largest Art Academy in Sweden. In 2010 she obtained her Masters degree in Fine Arts at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden. Frieberg has received various scholarships, among them from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Ester Lindahl Foundation, The Olle Baertling Foundation and The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.
Her work has been exhibited at Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art (private view), Stockholm (2017); The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2016); Index–The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2016); Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala (2015); and Fondazione Cini, Venice (2015). Frieberg’s works are included in private and public collections such as Moderna Museet, Stockholm, The National Public Art Council Sweden, and the Aguélimuseet, Sala.
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