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August 06 2012

Art and the City. Public Art Festival in Zürich West

Art and the City is a public art festival that runs from 9 June until 23 September 2012 in Zürich West, a district in Zürich (Switzerland) that has undergone a dramatic transformation in the recent years. To experience this up-and-coming city district of Zürich, Art and the City invited more than 40 artists and artist groups from all over the world for an exhibition that includes sculptures, installations, performances, posters and interventions. This video takes you on a rather subjective and selective tour of the exhibition on 1 August, the Swiss National Day (which explains the empty streets and the rubber dinghies).

The exhibition includes artists who have been addressing issues of urban development since the 1970s such as Richard Tuttle, Fred Sandback, Yona Friedman and Charlotte Posenenske, as well as a younger generation of artists such as Christian Jankowski, Oscar Tuazon, Los Carpinteros, and Ai Weiwei.

Art and the City has been initiated by the Public Art Task Force (Arbeitsgruppe Kunst im öffentlichen Raum). The exhibition has been put together by the freelance curator and writer Christoph Doswald.

Art and the City. Public Art Festival in Zürich West. Zürich (Switzerland), August 1, 2012.

PS: As part of the Art and the City Public Art Festival, walking artist Hamish Fulton performed one of his slow walks along the Limmat river, called Limmat Art Walk Zürich 2012.

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Photo set:

Artists and works in order of appearance in the video (for a complete list of the participating artists visit the Art and the City website):

Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs: Kameras (3), 2012
Richard Tuttle: The Pump (2008)
Bettina Pousttchi: Ahead Only, 2012
Franziska Furter: Mojo, 2012
Christian Jankowski: Die Grosse Geste, 2012
Oscar Tuazon: A Lamp, 2012
Charlotte Posenenske: Vierkantrohre Serie D (2), 1967/2012
Pierre Haubensack: Netz, 2011
Not Vital: The No Problem Sculpture, 2012
Paul McCarthy: Apple Tree Boy Apple Tree Girl, 2010
Arcangelo Sassolino: Elisa, 2012
Karsten Födinger: Untitled, 2012
Wilfredo Prieto: Apolitico, 2001
Manfred Pernice: Orion_Renaissance, 2012
Valentin Carron: Ca-Tarac-Ta, 2012
Marjetica Potrc / Eva Pfannes, Sylvain Hartenberg (OOZE): The Public Space Society, 2012
Frank Stella: De Schouw, 2012
Vaness Billy: Lifting the Earth, 2012
Saâne Afif: The Soapbox of Schiffbauplatz, 2012
Alex Hanimann: Vanessa, 2012
Los Carpinteros: Catedrales, 2012
Thomas Houseago: Hands & Feet III, 2011
Ai Weiwei: Sofa in White, 2011

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December 12 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Art Public

The Art Public section of Art Basel Miami Beach presents sculptures, performances and site-specific performances. The 2011 edition was special because it inaugurated a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art. This presentation in the public space between the Bass Museum and the Oceanfront with most of the works placed in Collins Park compliments the indoor experience of Art Basel in the Convention Center.

Curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA and Co-Founder of LAND, Art Public featured work by Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Chakaia Booker, Andrea Bowers and Olga Koumoundouros, Bruce Conner, Kate Costello, Jen DeNike, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Rachel Feinstein, Theaster Gates, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Richard Hughes, Robert Indiana, Glenn Kaino, Anish Kapoor, Robert Melee, Anthony Pearson, George Rickey, Eva Rothschild, Eduardo Sarabia, Banks Violette, and Zhang Huan.

This video provides you with a walk-through on the last day of Art Basel Miami Beach. VernissageTV also captured the performances of Glenn Kaino and Theaster Gates on the Art Public Opening Night, as well as Jen DeNike’s performance (coming soon). There’s also a video on how to use Gardar Eide Einarsson’s installation (already available on our Members page).

Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach. Miami Beach, December 4, 2011.

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November 14 2011

Frieze Sculpture Park 2011

For some people the best thing about Frieze Art Fair in London is the Frieze Sculpture Park. Located just a short walk from the main fair site in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden the Sculpture Park provides the opportunity to enjoy contemporary art in a more relaxed way. This year curator David Thorp has selected sculptures by Neha Choksi (Echo of the Inside. Project 88), Johan Creten (Le Banc des Amoureux. Almine Rech Gallery), Claudia Fontes (Decoy for Andean Condor. Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo), Alicia Framis (Cartas al cielo. Annet Gelink Gallery), Tom Friedman (Circle Dance. Stephen Friedman Gallery), Gimhongsok (A Star. Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery), Des Hughes (Angry Pins. Ancient & Modern), Thomas Houseago (Hermaphrodite. Hauser & Wirth), Eva Koťátková & Petr Koťátko (Lost and Found. Hunt Kastner), Will Ryman (Icon. Paul Kasmin Gallery), Kiki Smith (Seer. Timothy Taylor Gallery), and Gavin Turk (Ajar. Galerie Krinzinger / Aurel Scheibler).

Frieze Sculpture Park, Frieze Art Fair London 2011. London / UK, October 14 , 2011.

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Excerpt from the press release:

This year’s Sculpture Park presents work by some of the most acclaimed international sculptors. These include new works by Thomas Houseago and Claudia Fontes, as well as pieces by Tom Friedman and Kiki Smith.

Will Ryman, will show Icon (2011) the first public exhibition of one of his ‘Rose’ sculptures since they were shown on Park Avenue in New York. Johan Creten’s piece Le Banc des Amoureux (2011), is a bronze bench on which viewers can sit. For his work Ajar (2011), Gavin Turk has created a large internal door that stands open in the landscape.

This year’s Sculpture Park demonstrates an international reach, with representation of works from emerging artists from around the world. Artists whose work will be presented includes Neha Choksi, from Project 88 gallery in Mumbai, whose work Echo of the Inside (Column Cube I) is constructed from the sequential casting of consecutively smaller distorted cubes. Also included is a work by Gimhongsok, from Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim in Seoul; A Star (2011) is one of a series of sculptures entitled ‘Ordinary Objects’ that appropriate everyday objects, such as plastic bags, wooden sticks and Styrofoam, which are recast in precious metals.

Other highlights this year include a work by Des Hughes, Angry Pins (2011), Alicia Framis Cartas al cielo, (2011).

David Thorp, selector of the Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair commented, ‘This year’s Sculpture Park continues to provide a fascinating cross section of sculpture being made today from the monumental to the socially engaged. The twelve works on display by established and emerging artists build on a dialogue begun in previous years, developing a debate about art in public places and the condition of sculpture as an evolving conversation that proceeds by example, as an exchange of ideas between artists and artworks.’


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