June 19, 2013
Curator Stéphane Chatry
June 22sd – July 20th 2013
Opening Saturday June 22sd from 2pm to 8pm
By Marguerite Pilven
Mark Jenkins has been placing his incongruous sculptures on city sidewalks all over the world for approximately ten years. The street furniture is used as a pedestal and starting point for the statues he builds, molding live models he then dresses in neutral clothes so that they merge into the flow of passers-by, unnoticed. A man plunged head first into a bin, another man kneeling in front of awoman’s clothing shop window, bodies tied up in bin bags and left on the sidewalk like a Christmas tree after end-of-the-year celebrations. These are just some of the grotesque scenarios that are put together by the artist; just enough to disturb the flow of indifferent passersby, causing surprise, trouble and laughter. Jenkins is self-taught but despite not attending art schools he says the Juan Muñoz sculptures he discovered at the Hirshhorn Museum had a great influence on his work. Above all, Jenkins gives a new voice to a criticism of consumerism that started in the seventies by artists using the human body as a medium to embody its alienation. Duane Hanson is one of the most exemplary: the motionless figures he stages seem deserted of all interiority. Their empty eyes doesn’t even express boredom, they convey an abyssal void. Jenkins goes even further with models whose faces are often absent. If we can recognize in Hanson or George Segal some kind of awkwardness linked to a tension between appearances and existential emptiness, Mark Jenkins forgets any kind of psychological
approach. Despondent, crushed, abandoned to their fate, the staged bodies are inert objects, puppets with no trace of subjectivity. Mark Jenkins prefers mockery than the realistic and deliberately common situations staged by his predecessors, he therefore relates more naturally to Erwin Wurm.
Since the 1980s and the end of ideologies, impertinence and the absurd reveal themselves to be more efficient in order to disintegrate the fortication of individualism. As for a carnival, Mark Jenkins wants to break taboos: he withdraws the tensions and reveals what people think and lack courage to talk about. Jenkins addresses the city-dwellers’ anger, their frustration linked to solitude, instability, and poor housing. His public space interventions are a play upon this backdrop of uneasiness. Rather than just releasing a message, Jenkins wants to yield reaction and revive interactions.
The Mark Jenkins show (a first in France) will include an exclusive series of sculptures. His work will also be simultaneously spreading out into the city and creating a dialogue between public and private spaces. "Exhibition organized as part of the season Nouvelles Vagues Palais de Tokyo with the support of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries
Galerie Patricia Dorfmann
61 rue de la Verrerie . 75004 Paris
3 Days Only - 21st - 23rd June
Opening night celebrations - Friday 21st June - 6 - 10pm
Tom Civil, Stewart Cole, Stabs, Dexter Fletcher, Dave McDonald, M.P Fikaris, Fred Fowler, Nixi Killick, Al Stark, Niels Oeltjen, Joseph Flynn, E. Davidson, Izabel Caligiore, Psalm, Hamishi, Regan Tamanui, Luke You & Mayo.
25 Easey St, CollingwoodMelbourne, Victoria, Australia 3066
Re-Imagining Rockwell's Boy Scouts
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22 • 8 – 11 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 22 – July 20, 2013
Good Intentions: Re-Imagining Rockwell’s Boy Scouts is a group exhibition presented at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS, curated by Andrew Pogany and Ben Lee Ritchie Handler. The exhibition will feature original works by local artists who have sought to re-examine a selection of Norman Rockwell’s Boy Scout illustrations in meaningful, provocative, and socially relevant ways.
For sixty years, Rockwell (1894 – 1978) contributed idyllic depictions of scout life to the publications of the Boy Scouts of America. Though immensely popular, these works were dismissed by serious art critics as idealistic, sentimental, and even bourgeois. Rockwell’s artwork embraces a particular vision of the so-called American Dream, one that advocates a strong nostalgia for the good ol’ days, when white hegemony in America was generally unthreatened.
Lusting for a real America that perhaps only existed in Rockwell’s creations, some figures today are still resistant to acknowledge and accept the reality of contemporary lifestyles, sexual orientations, belief systems and practices. The presence of silenced scandals within previously heralded institutions that traditionally represented American ideals indicates that no relic from the conventional version of Americana is beyond scrutiny.
Programming for Good Intentions will be held in conjunction with Free Arts for Abused Children (FreeArts.org), a local non-profit that provides arts programs to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. A limited edition print catalogue and e-catalogue will be released in conjunction with the exhibition. Net proceeds from the sale of artwork and catalogues will be donated to Free Arts.
Contributing artists include: Eric Beltz, Alison Blickle, Erin Burrell, Kime Buzzelli-Hosford, Scott Marvel Cassidy, Tofer Chin, Alika Cooper, Noah Davis, Frohawk Two Feathers, Club Paint (Erin Allen, Keith Boadwee, Isaac Gray), Liz Craft, Melissa Huddleston, Benjamin Lord, Lewis Mauk, Davida Nemeroff, Duane Paul, Vanessa Prager, Fay Ray, Todd Tourso, Christine Wang, and Eric Yahnker.
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
June 18, 2013
Rone, Meggs & Beastman
Work in Progress
17 June – 7 July 2013
Participating International Artists: Beastman (AUS), Cannonball Press (USA), Cyrcle (USA), Meggs (AUS), Rone (AUS), Vhils (POR), and Victor Ash (DEN)
More than 1,400 people stopped by Friday night for the opening of "Work in Progress" presented by Swire Properties at Somerset House in Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. With international artists curated by Hong Kong gallery Above Second and local artists brought by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF), the exhibition spans the loading bay and 13th floor of the defunct office space. This exhibition, one of the biggest street art exhibitions ever to be presented in Asia, hopes to change the perspective of individuals about the artistic credibility of street art. The exhibition's dynamic is playful and inspiring, presenting a mix of old and new school techniques and expressing a wide range of international perspectives and styles. The exhibition will be open to the public from June 17th - July 7th.
For a full set of Pics from the event Click here.
979 King’s Road, 13th Floor
Somerset House TaiKoo Place,
Island East, Hong Kong
June 17, 2013
Festival de tendencias urbanas
Mulafest 2013, el Festival de Tendencias Urbanas, vuelve a la ciudad de Madrid para celebrar su segunda edición.
Actividades: Arte, Riders, Tattoo, Garage, Urban Market, Microteatro, Baile, Música.
El colectivo madrileño de artistas Boamistura realizará por primera vez en la historia de Feria de Madrid una obra de carácter permanente en el área exterior del recinto, entre los pabellones 12 y 14, a modo de alfombra de color.
Aryz, San, Herbert Baglione, Okuda, Sixe y Suso33 intervendrán con un mural de gran formato una de las fachadas exteriores de los pabellones de IFEMA. Estas intervenciones se llevarán a cabo entre los días 21 y 27 de Junio.
Iván Solbes, Ricardo Cavolo, Aitor Saraiba, Santiago Morilla, LittleIsDrawing, Santiago Talavera y Gabriel Moreno decorarán con vinilos los interiores y exteriores de los pabellones 12 y 14 de IFEMA.
Completan las acciones artísticas los graffiteros Remebe y Padu, quienes reinterpretarán en directo la firma del graffitero español “Muelle” en un homenaje que el Festival rinde al artista español.
Más de 180 profesionales nacionales e internacionales del sector se dan cita en la Madrid Tattoo Convention. La convención reunirá a más de 180 profesionales, que ofrecerán, además de exhibiciones, charlas, coloquios y la posibilidad de tatuarse in situ.
Chime & Colla (Tahiti Tatou), Dany Boy (AmsterdamTattooMuseum), Alex Gotza & Kostas (Dirty Roses), José López & Juan Ochoa (Lowrider Tattoo), Claire (Octopus Tatouage), Sabrine (Ink Lady), Laura Juan (Le Tatouage de Laura Juan), Natassia Wild (UltimateSkin).
International Bike Show: Una de las grandes novedades de este año la recoge el área de Motor, que sitúa a MULAFEST como sede de una de las finales del AMD World Championship.
Entre las propuestas más atractivas que el festival ofrece para esta edición destacan las intervenciones en vivo de reconocidos artistas urbanos, la reinterpretación en directo de 8 obras del Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, más de 180 tatuadores trabajando en directo, dos noches de conciertos, talleres de danza, graffiti, skate y parkour...
Además se podrá disfrutar de diez salas de microteatro, concursos de urban dance, y de la isla de MULAFEST, un espacio para el ocio veraniego con piscinas, bádminton, chill out, cócteles y Djs, todo el espíritu de una isla en pleno Madrid como anticipo del verano.
El Festival de Tendencias Urbanas celebra su segunda edición los días 27, 28, 29 y 30 de junio en IFEMA Feria de Madrid.
June 15, 2013
June Group Show
In the Project Room: Justin Hager
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15th, 2013 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: June 16th - July 6th, 2013
Guerrero Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition opening Saturday, June 15th for the month of June featuring eleven locally and nationally based artists including Daniel Albrigo, Ryan Travis Christian, Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Frohawk Two Feathers, Michelle Guintu, Justin Hager, Cody Hudson, Terry Powers, Rye Purvis, Victor Reyes, Jamie Williams, and Yarrow Slaps.
The exhibition is an aesthetically and conceptually diverse grouping of artists who all utilize a painterly approach to their work. One will have a rare chance to see Hudson's clean, super-designy compositions next to Guintu's messy urban inspired paintings. From the tattoo-esque work of Daniel Albrigo to Ryan Travis Christian's surreal vintage cartoon aesthetic, viewers will experience a sampling of ways in which traditional painting has, and continues, to influence contemporary art and design.
2700 19th st
San Francisco, CA 94110