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Timur Si-Qin: Forgiving Change, 2018 at High Line, New York

Timur Si-Qin (b. 1984, Berlin, Germany) creates artwork that posits advertising and commercial marketing as a result and extension of biology. Across his practice, Si-Qin works to combat essentialism—whether in branding, language, or nature itself. He often builds seemingly organic environments whose underlying industrial structures can be easily seen, thus calling into question the things we take for granted as “natural” or “unnatural.” For the High Line, Si-Qin presents Forgiving Change, aluminum casts of a burned tree branch from Pepperwood Preserve, which was the site of one of the many forest fires that crossed the west coast of North America in 2017.

Goings on about town – Trisha Baga

A motley assortment of enchanting ceramic sculptures fills the first room of Baga’s installation “Mollusca and the Pelvic Floor.” A half-dozen glazed poodle heads accompany melting guitars, volcanic islands, and fossil-like abstractions; two busts—a self-portrait and a deft rendering of RuPaul—house virtual-assistant devices. Read more on New Yorker.

Timur Si-Qin in Living Content Live hosted by Times Square Space, New York

Organized by Living Content in partnership with Times Square Space, Living Content Live is a full day event consisting of talks, presentations, screenings, and performances, by some of the most thought-provoking contemporary artists, writers, and curators. Dealing with topics such as ecology, feminism, technology, and knowledge production, the featured speakers will present unique insights into their practices and their discourses. Read more on Living Content website 

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Trisha Baga’s brand of weirdness draws from science fiction, spiritualism and contemporary oracles like Wikipedia and Alexa, the digital personal assistant. As art, it takes the form of a psychedelic 3-D video installation, ceramic sculptures in various sizes and paintings on lenticular photographs in the show “Mollusca & the Pelvic Floor” at Greene Naftali. Read more on The New York Times.

Petra Cortright Debuts Public Art Installation at Doota Plaza in Seoul

The L.A.-based artist was commissioned by the Seoul shopping center for a new large-scale public art installation, which was unveiled today. Working with Korean creative agency SketchedSpace, which produced the project, Cortright created new digital paintings which “skin” the building’s facade, as well as 17 large flags bearing her designs. Read more on WWD

Trisha Baga’s “Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor”

Trisha Baga’s third exhibition at Greene Naftali is also her most ambitious. “Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor,” like its cosmically hilarious and dizzyingly psychedelic predecessors, features a dazzling and untidy collection of found, handmade, and moving-image works: from doctored lenticular posters of human anatomy to idiosyncratic ceramic representations of everyday objects, all arranged around and within a deliriously complex 3D video installation. Read more on art agenda.

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Trisha Baga at Greene Naftali
Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor
September 14 – October 20, 2018

For her third exhibition at Greene Naftali, Mollusca & the Pelvic Floor, Baga presents an installation comprising a wide-ranging landscape of ceramics in varying scales, as well as a new video installation. The exhibition’s eponymous central video examines language, technology, identity, and intimacy, through an expanding and contracting scope that ranges from galactic footage sourced from the sci-fi movie Contact, to video of intimate minutia such as Baga’s toes peeking out from a bathtub, an image echoed in a pair of small ceramic sculptures on the floor.

Colin Lang on Jeanette Mundt at Société, Berlin

The September issue of Texte zur Kunst focuses on Amerika (U.S. America principally): the land, the idea, and all that seems to come with it. What is Amerika today other than a contradiction between brute political reality and a largely fictional self-image, where fiction says as much about fact as “alternative facts” say about the truth? Purchase full online access

Bunny Rogers Interview: Mourning Youth

Watch the praised artist Bunny Rogers (b. 1990) talk about creating autobiographical work that draws from memory and deals with her childhood by archiving her feelings from that time: “You can’t make objective art, it’s going to be subjective.” Louisiana Channel on Vimeo

Art Basel Conversations - Timur Si-Qin and Lu Yang

The Singularity: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Virtual reality is increasingly being used as a medium within the parameters of art: a development that connects to the way technology is increasingly shaping the way we live. How are artists engaging with this emergent techno-reality, and what future do they see?

Timur Si-Qin, Artist, Berlin Lu Yang, Artist, Shanghai Kening Zhu, Assistant Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Moderated by Victoria Chang, Director of VIVE Arts, HTC, London.

 

 

Neurocore: Lu Yang

Can human beings mutate into we are historically used to call “gods” with the help of advanced technology? The Shanghai based artist discusses her interest in the physiology of the human brain, religious narratives, and the aesthetics of gaming and anime in relation to her hyper-stimulating, arcade-like installations. Read more on Mousse Magazine

YUEN HSIEH X LU YANG

From a young age, I feel that the characters in the anime are easily pretty drawn only a few strokes. How can people be so tired and still look so ugly? I have Chūnibyō illness so it is easy to get into the role when cosplaying. Read and watch on Yuen Hsieh Vimeo

Living Content

Timur Si-Qin and Katja Novitskova in conversation

Katja Novitskova, born in 1984 in Tallinn, is currently based in Berlin, and Timur Si-Qin, born in 1984 in Berlin, is based in New York. Katja and Timur’s long friendship stems from their shared passion for nature and philosophy. Here, in the second issue of Living Content, they reminisce about their beginnings in art, their community spanning Berlin and Amsterdam, and they also discuss their interest in deep time, ecology and evolution. Read more on Living Content.

Kunst aus der Schweiz

Kaspar Müller for Ricola

Kaspar Müller fotografierte eine rote Glaskugel vor einem hochalpinen Panorama. Die Aufnahmen für dieses Bild entstanden in einem Walliser Bergdorf unterhalb der Baumgrenze mit Blick auf den Grande Dent de Veisivi (3418 m ü. M.), den Dent de Perroc (3676 m ü. M.) und den westlich vom Matterhorn gelegenen und von der Kugel verdeckten Dent d’Hérens (4171 m ü. M). Kaspar Müller untersucht mit seinen Arbeiten die Wahrnehmung einer Realität, die selbst schon Bild oder Zitat ist: Populärkultur und Warenwelt halten dafür viele Beispiele bereit, die er in seinen Werken aufgreift und künstlerisch befragt. Download at ricola.ch