NOW AVAILABLE .”KAMIKAZE” by Philippe Vandenberg published by Hannibal. With texts by #BrigitteKölle , #FelicityLunn , #MarekWieczorek , #HaraldFalckenberg , #JosephineKarg and #JohannesMuselaers
Language: German, English and French
Size: 28 x 21 cm
With Kamikaze the Hamburger Kunsthalle and its curator Brigitte Kölle present a substantial retrospective exhibition of the Belgian artist Philippe Vandenberg (1952-2009). His radical work is getting increasingly more international recognition.
Philippe Vandenberg created a diverse body of work that reflects his Zeitgeist and tries to find an answer to fundamental questions. The title points to the artist's approach to his work: the destruction of previous works and ingrained procedures opened up the way for him to create.
This principle explains the variety of his paintings and drawings, both in form and in content. The exhibition spans the period from 1995 until 2009, and shows figurative works, abstract-geometric experiments and monochrome overpaintings. In his last years, the painter explored, amongst other things, the use of words and fragments of sentences in his work.
Referring to world literature, myths and animal fables, or basing himself on patterns of the cross, the circle and the swastika, Vandenberg touches upon the the dark side of human existence, pain and violence, being separated from each other, and our deep human desire for intimacy and participation. His intense oeuvre is at once disturbing and exciting. It releases paradoxal feelings within the viewer, inviting him or her to recognise or question himself.
British artist Phyllida Barlow’s solo show is on at Houser & Wirth, NY.
Her work, in her own words, is about “the translation of something actually observed to the thing it becomes, I hope, it gets more and more eroded and blurred until it can’t remember what it is meant to be.” #phillidabarlow#hauserwirth @hauserwirth #femaleartist#artinstallation
This weekend we had our arts, souls and stomachs nourished by @matthewdayjackson ‘s No/Thanksgiving dinner at @hauserwirth Somerset.
Co-curated with @ceascott @tom_ss_morton
We started the creation process of a new burning chair, Life With work in a live performance at the gallery.
Joining a team of inspiring artists. We were visually fed by Matt, @a.n.j.smith and @studiocharlesavery literally fed by @rothbarandgrill mentally fed by #dougfishbone and sent off with exquisite ceramics by @lauraseymournywy
In the spirit of the celebration #THANKS
RG on some images from @deavanagan 👍
Cae la noche #🌇#sunrisesunset#impression#guillermokuitca#hauserwirth
Vemos la luz del atardecer anaranjada y violeta porque llega demasiado cansada de luchar contra el espacio y el tiempo.
No me dormiré, no me dormiré en toda la noche, veré la primera raya del alba en esa ventana de tantos insomnios, sabré que nada ha cambiado. (Julio Cortázar)