Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .
After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.
For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.
In his actions, lectures, installations, drawings, sculptures and films, John Bock continues to bore and prick until that symbolic primal slime becomes visible which billows beneath the ordered pathways of our culture. With playful ease, he repeatedly reveals the anarchical, macabre, and often grotesque chaos which we consistently suppress in order to maintain our linguistic conventions, art-historical verities, and social orders. This perspective has given rise to an art of contemporary existential Dadaism which is truly unique.Read More
The term which Bock employs most often in relation to his works is that of “Kunstwohlfahrt” (art welfare). The idea of artistic social services seems to stand in stark opposition to this work which violates all certitudes and conventions. But Bock is serious in this matter: Quite aware that there exists no such thing as an ideal viewer, he endeavors with his highly invasive works to attack each viewer individually, to shake him up privately, and thereby to induce him to reconsider the terms and ideas upon which he has uncritically established the foundations of his life.
Text courtesy Sprüth Magers.
John Bock’s solo exhibition Unheil blurs these boundaries of perception, first with his film Unheil (Mischief) and then with his installation, which throws us into the setting of the film and further opens the convoluted space of truth and fiction.
John bock addresses death and its various forms of expression in new exhibition ‘the next quasi-complex’ at the podium space of Fondazione Prada.
Dead + Juicy , John Bock’s new film and exhibition, highlights the bizarre and near-perverse elements that have characterised the German artist’s work since he came to prominence during the early 1990s. The film, clocking in at precisely one hour, is a circus-like delve into Bock’s view of Texan culture as seen through the lens of the state’s...
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