Tina Girouard, Carol Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark in front of Food, 1971; Photo: Richard Landry with alteration by Gordon Matta-Clark. Courtesy Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / David Zwirner, New York
The second edition of Frieze New York (10 – 13 May) will organize a special tribute to FOOD, the legendary restaurant opened in October 1971 by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in collaboration with other artists. This is a part of Frieze Projects paying homage to artist-run spaces and initiatives that have defined and transformed the cultural and artistic history of New York City. Below is an excerpt from Joan Simon’s interview with Carol Goodden in the exhibition catalogue “Gordon Matta-Clark: A Retrospective”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1985.*
Etienne Chambaud, The Naked Parrot, 2013. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Labor, Mexico City
The Naked Parrot
9 April – 1 June 2013
at Labor, Mexico City
The Naked Parrot, the first addressee of the eponymous exhibition at Labor, is a modern chimera, a being fully constructed from the outside. Here this construction is not based on mythological grounds or scales, but on the very process of creation of figures that we inherited from modern machines such as the zoo and the museum. Domestication and conservation are indeed stitching techniques that endlessly attempt to heal the wound of the cuts their very existences are based on. The Naked Parrot is thus an assemblage of exogenous intentions collapsing on their sutured understandings and misunderstandings: the idea of a human talking animal in a falling pigeonhole.
Gordon Matta-Clark with camera at Food restaurant, 1972. Photo by Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone. via Mousse
■ The second edition of Frieze New York is kicking off on 10 May. Part of this year’s project includes a tribute to artist-run spaces and initiatives that have defined and transformed the cultural and artistic history of New York City. While Frieze New York 2012 acknowledged the contribution of Fashion Moda with a presentation of John Ahearn’s work, the fair is this year organizing homage to FOOD, the legendary restaurant opened in October 1971 by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in collaboration with other artists.
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All photos by M-KOS
26 – 28 April 2013
Photo by M-KOS
Papier 13 Art Fair proceeded to hold a sixth annual installment in the city of Montreal, this year between 26–28 April. While its tradition continued in exclusively showing paper-based art works, the fair tent noticeably grew in size to occupy 15,000 square feet – a much larger surface than in previous editions – to accommodate a greater number of galleries as well as more spacious lecture and lounge areas. Montreal’s only art fair especially caught our attention this year in setting up shop right on Ste. Catherine – the city’s busiest high street – which naturally allowed for an increase in attendance.
Group show, Knight’s Move, 2010. Installation view. Courtesy the Sculpture Center, NY
Open call for proposals
In Practice Project Series
at Sculpture Center
Long Island City, New York
Deadline: Monday 17 June 2013, 11:59pm
The In Practice Project program supports artists in creating new work for presentation at Sculpture Center. We are currently inviting artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented during the 2014 season. Artists selected for the In Practice Project program will receive a $250 honoraria and up to $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding.
During 2013-2014, Sculpture Center will be undergoing extensive building renovations. We are taking this opportunity to encourage emerging artists to propose projects outside of the confines of traditional exhibition formats. Please note, the lower level galleries will be unavailable during this time. The main space and gallery B on the upper level may be considered for short-term, temporary presentations of performance, audio, film and video works. Publication projects, proposals for the website, public works, the building exterior, and interventions into other parts of the city are also welcome for this year’s In Practice Project open call. Artists are encouraged to experiment with unconventional display and exhibition formats.
Adrian Paci, Centro di Permanenza Temporanea (Center for Temporary Permanence) 2007. Video still. Courtesy kaufmann repetto, Milan and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich © Adrian Paci 2013
Lives in Transit
26 February – 12 May 2013
at Jeu de Paume, Paris
The work of Adrian Paci (born in 1969 in Albania) underlines one of the paradoxes of human intelligence, which consists of becoming aware of reality through irreality. Often inspired by subjects close to him, stories arising from his everyday life, Adrian Paci lets them slide poetically towards a fiction, which in its turn creates one or more wider realities. The exhibition at the Jeu de Paume gathers extremely diverse works (videos, installations, paintings, photographs and sculptures) made since 1997 and shows the numerous interconnections that operate between these different media and means of expression.
David Shrigley, one of the artists shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize. Shrigley was nominated for his solo exhibition “Brain Activity” at Hayward Gallery, London
■ Tate announced Turner Prize 2013 shortlist: David Shrigley, Tino Sehgal, Laure Prouvost and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The Turner prize exhibition this year will take place in Derry-Londonderry as part of its year as UK City of Culture , and the winner of the £40,000 prize will be announced on 2 December. Work will be shown at Ebrington, the site of a former army barracks.
■ The Mark Rothko Art Center opened in Daugavpils, Latvia, the birthplace of the late artist.
Aquarium of Casino Luxembourg © Alain Richard.
Call for submissions
International artist-in-residency programme
“project room @ aquarium”
at Casino Luxembourg
– Winter residency: 13 January – 16 March 2014; Exhibition from 17 March – 27 April 2014
– Spring residency: 5 May – 13 July 2014; Exhibition from 14 July – 7 September 2014
Deadline: 13 May 2013 at midnight (GMT+1)
In 2014, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain will host the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called “Aquarium”, a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme is welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place’s very specific architecture, as well as applications aiming to stimulate exchange and debate in relation with the local context and socio-cultural issues in Luxembourg.
Hiraki Sawa, Lineament, 2012. Video still. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
In May of 2012, London based Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa was invited for the artist-in-residence at The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto. During his stay, M-KOS attended his talk and met him at his studio at AGO. A few audio notes were recorded in the course of our visits, and from these the following texts were gathered, to encapsulate some of the highlight of this exchange, which trace his artistic journey from early work to the more recent “Lineament” (2012), currently on view at James Cohan Gallery in New York (through 27 April)