Interview with Becca Pelly-Fry, director of Griffin Gallery, London

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Becca Pelly-Fry. Courtesy Griffin Gallery, London

Becca Pelly-Fry is the director and curator of Griffin Gallery in West London, located in the same building as its parent organisation ColArt International, the company for world renowned art materials brands including Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. Since her appointment in 2013, Pelly-Fry has increased Griffin Gallery’s focus on ‘materiality in contemporary art’ and create a space for dialogues through innovative exhibitions and events. In our interview, Pelly-Fry talks about her vision and the gallery’s ongoing commitment to support local, national and international emerging talent.

MKOS: Can you tell us more about the history and mandate of the gallery and how it operates? Is this really the case that Griffin Gallery is that part of ColArt International, a global organisation for art materials, and runs as a privately funded not-for-profit space?

Becca Pelly-Fry [BPF]: Yes, that’s exactly right. The gallery was established in 2012, with the overarching aim of creating a space for display and discussion of contemporary art, a space for artists and ColArt employees to gather. When I took on the Directorship in early 2013, we spent the first few months establishing a five year strategy and a vision for the gallery. At that point we realised that what was going to set us apart from all other gallery spaces in London was our strong connection to the art materials industry – we therefore decided to focus (mainly) on emerging artists with an interest and engagement with materials, and aim to put ourselves at the centre of an ongoing dialogue about materiality in contemporary art.
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Opportunities: Sound Development City Artist Expedition 2015 – Call for projects

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Impression from last year’s expedition: John Grzinich working on his project “Listening in Context”. Photo: Joëlle Kost, 2014

CALL FOR PROJECTS
SOUND DEVELOPMENT CITY
ARTIST EXPEDITION 2015

When: 9 – 27 September 2015
Where: Belgrade – Athens

Deadline: 19 April 2015

sound-development-city.com/now/en/
info@sound-development-city.com

The Artist Expedition Sound Development City was initiated in 2012 by Sound Development with the aim of providing creative freedom to artists working in various disciplines. Each year in late summer, Sound Development City organizes a three-week expedition to two European cities. Ten selected artists working on individual projects are part of the expedition team.

The fourth edition of Sound Development City is heading towards southeast Europe and will take place in Belgrade and Athens from September 9 to 27.

Sound Development City is looking for independent and dedicated project proposals and work theses that are to be tested and put into practice during a three-week expedition to Belgrade and Athens in September 2015.

We are interested in interventions, installations, performances, experiments, moving images, and artistic research projects and concepts which benefit from being on the road, and probe urban environments as sites of both playfulness and social involvement. The projects should be research-based and developed towards this open horizon.
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Cinema Politica Concordia presents “Breaking The Frame” (2012) & Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)

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Schneemann in studio. Copyright: Marielle Nitoslawska 2012

BREAKING THE FRAME (2012, 100 mins.)

Director: Marielle Nitoslawska

Saturday, 28 March 2015 3.00pm

at Concordia University, Room H-110
1455 de Maisonneuve W. Montreal, QC

Director Marielle Nitoslawska will be in attendance. This screening is part of the 2015 SCMS Conference and is co-presented by Radical Queer Semaine. Entrance is by donation.

Synopsis:
BREAKING THE FRAME is a feature–length documentary portrait of the New York artist Carolee Schneemann by Canadian filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska. A pioneer of performance and body art as well as avant-garde cinema, Schneemann has been breaking the frames of the art world for five decades, in a variety of mediums, challenging assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity. Read more »

Art Marathon: Independent 2015 [Slide Show]

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Leo Gavin (front) and John Giourno at Elizabeth Dee, New York

Independent 2015, fair view.

Julia Wachtel at Elisabeth Dee, New York

Stefan Tcherepnin's Cookie Monster-esque sculpture at Real Fine Arts, New York

BQ (Berlin) booth

Jimmy Durham at kurimanzutto, Mexico City

Broadway 1602 (New York) booth

Lydia Okumura at Broadway1602, New York

Billy Sullivan at kaufmann repetto (Milan/New York)

Latifa Echakhch, l'air du temps (2014) at kaufmann repetto, Milan/New York

Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Thomas Wachholz (left) and Raphael Hefti at Rae bervon Stenglin, Zürich

Thomas Wachholz (left) and Raphael Hefti at Rae bervon Stenglin, Zürich

f marquespenteado at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo

Aleksandra Domanovic at Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Jaya Howey at Bureau, New York

Lionel Maunz at Bureau, New York

Praz-Delavallade (Paris) booth

Praz-Delavallade (Paris) booth

Gerald Ferguson (painting) and Robin Peck (sculpture) CANADA, New york

Lili Reynaud-Dewar at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles) booth

David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles) booth

Jory Rabinovitz at Martos Gallery, New York

Isabelle Carnaro at Hannah Hoffman Gallery, LA

Terry Williams at White Columns, New York

David Kort at Wallspace, New York

Pedro Reyes at Labor, Mexico City

Pedro Reyes at Labor, Mexico City

Koenraad Dedobbeleer (floor) and Loïc Raguénès (wall) at C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels

Becky Kolsrud (Painting) and Charles Harlan (Sculpture) at JTT, New York

Silke Otto-Knapp at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York

Diane Simpson at Corbet vs. Dempsey, Chicago

Liam Gillick at Maureen Paley, London

Achraf Touloub at PlanB, Cluj/Berlin

Navid Nuur at PlanB, Cluj/Berlin

Harald Bender at Galerie Susanne Zander/Delmes & Zander, Berlin/Cologne

Harald Bender at Galerie Susanne Zander/Delmes & Zander, Berlin/Cologne

Hitoshi Nomura (left) DennisOppeheim (video & right) at Fergus McCaffrey, New York

Société (Berlin) booth

Mitchell Syrop and Hugh Scott Douglas at Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Hugh Scott Douglas, Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Sprüth Magers (London/Berlin) booth

Moyra Davey at Murray Guy, New York

Gaga (Mexico City) booth

Mike Cloud at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Mike Cloud at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Adriana Minoliti at Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan

Neue Alte Brücke (Frankfurt) booth

Independent 2015, fair view.

Roof top housed Kaleidoscope, Mousse, PARKETT, Revue 02, Studiolo, and the Better Being café.

All photos by M-KOS.

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Art Marathon: Volta NY 2015 [Slide Show]

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New home, new Volta NY

Katharina Karner at Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz

Peterson Kamwathi at ARTLABAFRICA, Nairobi

Rudy Shepherd at Mixed Greens, NY

Rudy Shepherd at Mixed Greens, NY

Travis Somerville at Beta Pictoris / Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama

Travis Somerville at Beta Pictoris / Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama

Travis Somerville at Beta Pictoris / Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama

Kenyatta. A. C. Hinkle at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco/New York

Aboudia at Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

Sergio Belinchón at GE Galería, Monterrey / Invaliden1 Galerie, Berlin

Anne-Renée Hotte at Galerie Trois Points, Montréal

Anne-Renée Hotte at Galerie Trois Points, Montréal

Gabriel Pionkowski at The Hole, New York

Monir Farmanfarmaian at Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Monir Farmanfarmaian at Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Sanaz Mazinani at Shulamit Gallery, Los Angeles

Sanaz Mazinani at Shulamit Gallery, Los Angeles

Jude Tallichet at Studio10, Brooklyn

Rose Wylie at Union Gallery, London

Megan Whitmarsh at Mulherin, Toronto/New York

Nathan Gluck at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles

Arnold J. Kemp at PDX Contemporary Art, Portland

Tony Butler at Charlie Smith, London

Tony Butler at Charlie Smith, London

Nubuaki Onishi at MA2 Gallery, Tokyo

Rachel Monosov at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

Rachel Monosov at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

Simon Schubert at Foley, New York

Simon Schubert at Foley, New York

Sinisa Kukec at Spinello Projects, Miami

Hendrik Zimmer at Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt

Lisa Sigal at Samsøñ, Boston

Lavar Munroe, Nomad Gallery, Brussels

Lavar Munroe, Nomad Gallery, Brussels

Hyon Gyon at Shin Gallery, NY

Tilo Baumgärtel at Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig

Franklin Evans at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

Anna Pibal at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

Nikki Risato at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans

Dustin Yellin at Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles

Burçak Bingöl at Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul

Paul Henry Ramirez at Ryan Lee, New York

Andrej Dúbravský at Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin

Jorge Pienda at Lucy García Gallery, Santo Domingo

Quisqueya Henríquez at Lynch Tham, New York

Adler Guerrier at Marisa Newman Projects, New York

Adler Guerrier at Marisa Newman Projects, New York

Jim Verburg at Widmertheodoridis, Eschlikon/Zürich

Yves Netzhammer at Christinger De Mayo, Zürich

Yves Netzhammer at Christinger De Mayo, Zürich

In our M-KOS Volta NY report of 2014, we concluded with an open-ended question: “How will Volta take things to the next level?” And the art fair’s answer was to change location. This year it move to Pier 90, adjacent to the Armory Show. A major shift in its eight year history, the fair however retained its distinctive identity by devoting exclusively solo and duo presentations of emerging to established artists. The fair opened to the public on 5 through 8 March in the 75,000 square foot Pier immersed with in day light, a stone’s throw from Armory’s Pier 92 & 94. Volta featured 90 galleries across all six continents, 80% of which were returnees, either from last or previous years, as well as 17 debuting galleries.
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Art Marathon: The Armory Show 2015 [Slide show]

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Henning Strassburger at BolteLang (Zürich) in collaboration with Soy Capitán (Berlin) [Armory Presents]

Dan Graham's glass Pavilion at Lisson Gallery (London/NY/Milan)

El Anatsui at Jack Shainman Gallery (NY)

Kyungah Ham's embroidered canvas and Yoosookyung;s ceramic sculpture at Kukje Gallery (Seoul)/Tina Kim Gallery (NY)

Fair view

Glenn Kaino at Honor Fraser (LA)

John Miller Pedestrians, 2014-2015 at Metro Pictures (NY)

Tony Ousler, Sembl, 2014 at Lisson Gallery (London/NY/Milan)

Jeremy DePrez at Zach Feuer (NY)

Jon Rafman at Zach Feuer (NY)

Jonathan Marshall Everything (Abridged), 2015 at GRIMM (Berlin)

The Frameworks of Absence by Brandon Ballengée presented at Ronald Feldman Fine Art (NY)

The Frameworks of Absence by Brandon Ballengée presented at Ronald Feldman Fine Art (NY)

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer (Brussels)

Philipp von Rosen Galerie (Berlin)

Arnant & Zoo (Berlin)

Ingleby Gallery (Edinburgh)

Ceramic works by William J. O'Brien at Marianne Boesky Gallery (NY)

Eleven Rivington (NY)

Anderson's Contemporary (Copenhagen)

Jeppe Hein, You Are Special, 2014 at Johann König (Berlin)

Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Sidra #2 2015 at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)

Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Qusuquzah #6, 2015 at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)

Diana Al-Hadid, Blond Spot, 2014 at Marianne Boesky Gallery (NY)

Diana Al-Hadid Blond Spot, detail, 2014 at Marianne Boesky Gallery (NY)

Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zürich)

Galleri Brandstrup (Oslo)

Richard Pettiborn at Galerie Mitterand (Paris)

Richard Pettiborn at Galerie Mitterand (Paris)

Andrew Kreps Gallery (NY)

Reza Aramesh at Leila Heller Gallery (NY)

Alan Vega at Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris)

Kehinde Wiley at Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris/Brussels)

Brian Bress at Cherry and Martin (LA)

Derrick Adams, She's come a Long Way, 2015 at Tilton Gallery (NY)

Cherry and Martin (LA)

Klaus Weber, Concrete Clock, 2014 at Andrew Kreps Gallery (NY)

Karla Black, Ways Out, 2015 at David Zwirner (NY/London)

Galerie Nara Rosler (São Paulo)

Galerie Nara Rosler (São Paulo)

Baa! at Ben Brown FIne Arts (London/HK)

Victoria Miro (London)

Daniel Buren at galerie kamel mennour (Paris)

Cardi (NY)

Richard Prince, New Figures, 2014 at Two Palms (NY)

Lorna Simpson, Pairs, 2014 at Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris/Brussels)

Iván Navarro at Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris/Brussels)

Peter Liversidge, everything is connected, 2015 at Sean Kelly (NY)

Jim Torok, I Am Feeling Quite Desperate, 2007 at Pierogi (NY)

Laurence Abu Hamdan's commission work at Pier 92

Commissioned artist Laurence Abu Hamdan talks about his work to

Ahmed Mater, Cowboy Code, 2012 at Athr Gallery Jeddah [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Ahmed Mater, Cowboy Code, detail 2012 at Athr Gallery Jeddah [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Ayman Yossri Daydban, Maharem III, 2015 at Athr Gallery (Jeddah) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Nil Yalter, Le Chevalier d'Eon, 1978 at Galerist (Istanbul) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Raed Yassin, Ruins In Space, 2014 at Kalfayan Galleries, (Athens/Thessaloniki)[Armory Focus: MENAM]

Doa Aly, Sequence Three - In Six Movements (From Metamorphoses: The Sequences, 2010-2013), 2013 at Gypsium Gallery (Cairo) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Dia Al Azzawi, The Wounded Soul Triptych, 2014 at Claude Lemand (Paris) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Panos Tsagaris December 16 2010; June 30th 2011; June 16th 2011 (2014) at Kalfayan Galleries (Athens/Thessaloniki) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Mona Hatoum, Turbulance (black) 2014 at Alexander and Bonin (NY) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Mounir Fatmi at EOA Projects (London) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Jumana Manna at CRG Gallery (NY) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

Wafaa Bilal at Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai) [Armory Focus: MENAM]

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Armory Focus section view.

Berta Fischer at James Fuentes (NY) [Armory Presents]

Franz Erhard Walther at KOW (Berlin) [Armory Presents]

Carlos Reyes at TORRI (Paris) [Armory Presents]

Andrea Sala at Frederica Schiavo Gallery (Rome) [Armory Presents]

Luke Diiorio at Anat Ebgi (LA) [Armory Presents]

Peter Schuyff at Sorry We're Closed (Brussels) [Armory Presents]

Zipora Fried at On Stellar Rays (NY) [Armory Presents]

Jessica Stockhoulder at Kavi Gupta (Chicago/Berlin)

Gilles Barbier, A very old thing, 2015 at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois (Paris)

George Baselitz at

Elias Sime, Yechalal, 2006 at James Cohan Gallery (NY/Shanghai)

Elias Sime, Yechalal, detail, 2006 at James Cohan Gallery (NY/Shanghai)

MUNTADAS, Ordeal for Picasso's heirs, The New York Times Magazine, April 20, 1980, 2012 at mfc-michele didier (Paris)

Hank Willis Thomas at #ARTSYTAKEOVER

Pier 92 Modern: Yayoi Kusama

Pier 92 Modern:

Pier 92 Modern: Special Project 1- Parviz Tanavoli: Selection from The NYU Art Collection

Pier 92 Modern:

Pier 92 Modern: Juan Genovés at Marlborough Gallery (NY)

Pier 92 Modern: Juan Genovés at Marlborough Gallery (NY)

Pier 92 Modern: Michelangelo Pistoletto at Repetto Gallery (London)

Pier 92 Modern: Gutai presentation at Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo)

Björk portrait, Pier 92 Modern:

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All photos by M-KOS.

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The Armory Show 2015

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Victoria Miro (London) Booth at the Armory Show 2015, Pier 94 Contemporary. Photo: M-KOS

Under the grim wind and snow of a lingering winter, The Armory Show nevertheless started with great excitement and fanfare, warming up the west shore of Manhattan along the Hudson River, set again on Piers 92 & 94 for a 17th year in a row. Armory’s 2015 program ran from 5 to 8 March, hosting 143 contemporary and 56 modern art galleries, stationed within 28 countries. Totalling 199 booths altogether, the fair in fact accepted a smaller number of exhibitors in comparison with 2014, which comprised 205 art spaces. This year’s leaner edition offered a well balanced agglomeration of first timers and returning galleries – some back from last year, others reappearing after a hiatus of five years or more, such as Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Carl Freedman Gallery (London), Galerie Lelong (NY/Paris) and galerie kamel mennour (Paris). Now in his third-year tenure, executive director Noah Horowitz’s attempts to revamp the once struggling art fair seems to have paid off – recapturing the interests of many leading galleries.
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Reynold Reynolds “Almost Six Pieces” at Dazibao, Montréal

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Reynold Reynolds “Almost Six Pieces” Exhibition View at Dazibao. Courtesy the artist and Dazibao, Montréal

REYNOLD REYNOLDS
ALMOST SIX PIECES

19 February – 18 April 2015
Dazibao, Montreal

Almost Six Pieces brings together, for the first time in Canada, five video installations by the American artist Reynold Reynolds. In a scrupulously controlled chaos, exacerbated by the abundance of references — historical, artistic, scientific, etc. — Reynolds somehow develops an aesthetic of “unease”. This unease is maintained by a persistent confusion between bluff and reality and is fed by unexpressed and unacknowledged torments. Without being apocalyptic or completely dystopian, the five works brought together here foretell a world bordering on disaster, making the very idea of progress the allegory of ruin.
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Opportunities: Open Call for the International Creator Residency Program 2015 at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

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OPEN CALL FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CREATOR RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2015
at Tokyo Wonder Site

Deadline: 31 March 2015

Tokyo Wonder Site Residency program is the platform of creation and research for international creators in diverse fields of creation. Young emerging, middle standing, international leading
creators gather and explore their ideas in the heart of Tokyo, where global creative city with multi-layers of creativity from traditional culture to cutting edge technology. Tokyo Wonder Site Residency program has been organized by the partnership and collaboration with art centers and cultural institutions around the world since its establishment in 2006.

We intend to strengthen the network of creators from Asia. This open call program ‘International Creator Residency Program’ is for established and productive international creators in the field of Visual Art. We provide financial support to allow participants approximately three month work in residency culminating in a presentation and participating TWS art programs. Through this program, creators will expand their activities in Japan, and gain a jumping board to the international art scene. We are now calling for creators who can perform new creative activities during their programs at TWS Residency for three months.
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The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding at The Power Plant, Toronto

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John Akomfrah, still from The Unfinished Conversation, 2012. Collection of the Tate: Jointly purchased by Tate and the British Council, 2013. Courtesy the artist; Smoking Dogs Films; and Caroll/Fletcher, London.

THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION:
ENCODING/DECODING

23 January – 18 May 2015
The Power Plant, Toronto

ARTISTS: Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Shelagh Keeley, Steve McQueen, and Zineb Sedira
CURATERS: Gaëtane Verna and Mark Sealy MBE

The Power Plant presents The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding in partnership with Autograph ABP. The winter exhibition takes cultural theorist Stuart Hall’s (1932 – 2014) essay “Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse” as its point of departure, exploring how meaning is constructed, how it is systematically distorted by audience reception and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives.
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