In Rita Ackermann’s art, the systematic and the accidental are kept in a state of constant dialogue and debate. Balance and the effort to achieve it have become the main focus of her process, and a kind of magical flux has become both the subject and condition of her art. Nowhere is the alchemy of Ackermann’s work more vivid than in the group of seventeen paintings made between the years of 2010 and 2013 and presented in Negative Muscle, the artist’s first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in New York, opening 5 March 2013.The exhibition takes its title from the very first painting Ackermann made following an intensive collaboration with filmmaker Harmony Korine on ‘Shadow Fux’, their 2010 exhibition of jointly-made collages at the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York NY. Negative Muscle will be on view until April 20. 2013 at Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York. See more photographs by Annabel Graham after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Luca Trevisani’s “Fino alla punta delle tue dita” (Until the edge of your finger) at Valentina Bonomo Gallery. Curated by Claudia Gioia. Via del Portico d’Ottavia, 13, Rome. Text by Yanyan Huang and photograph by Marco Annunziata
Cura is a magazine, publishing house, and project space. British artist Oliver Osborne shows his leafy paintings for Cura’s inaugural basement show. Reckless Project No. 1 with Guest Oliver Osbourne will be on view until March 25, 2013 at Cura, via Ricciotti, 4, Rome. Text by Yanyan Huang and photograph by Marco Annunziata
The much anticipated debut monograph from Synchrodogs, the emerging avant-garde photographer duo from Ukraine. A curation of their most interesting work to date presented in a large format clothbound hardcover book. This First Edition is limited to just 460 numbered copies. Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven of Synchrodogs have only been collaborating since 2008, but have had solo exhibitions around the world and have contributed to many magazines, including Pas Un Autre Issue 1. Available here.
A new editorial by Death of Youth. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Recently banned from youtube, music video for Reptile Youth’s track It’s Easy To Lose Yourself off their current self titled album directed by Peter Kaaden. “The video is the song. The song is the video. It’s not a complicated way around, it’s not the opposite and not an arty interpretation. You get what the song is about. Uncensored, honest & real. Everything is minimized to the necessaries in the song and in the video” Peter Kaaden.