Opening 1 November at 6pm
2 November -18 December 2013

From Morn’ Till Midnight is the title of a painting dated 1946 by Julian Beck (*1926, died 1986), founder of the Living Theatre, abstract expressionist and poet. Alongside Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Yves Kline his lively paintings were exhibited at Peggy Guggenheim’s groundbreaking gallery “Art of this Century”. Although inspired by this prominent group of abstract expressionist painters he turned the act of painting into a live gesture which involved the whole body, making the picture and the painter a single entity. Along with his wife, actress Judith Malina, he was the original engine of the avant-garde performance group “The Living Theatre” established in 1947. This is where he would fuel his artistic fervour until the end of his life, promoting ideas of anarcho-pacifism and liberalism throughout Europe, South America and the US.
From Morn’ Till Midnight tries to translate his idea of living acts into the concept of possibilities and time. Imagining the time lapse of a day as representation of a life-time-action, the space is conceived as stage for creation, destruction and poetry. The artists involved share the common trait of a demand for confrontation with action, voiced by dynamic gestures, opposing time that elapses passively but provoking change though active participation.
The central visionnaire installation by Tobias Madison and Flavio Merlo is an in-situ work that uses water to amplify sound. The work is intended as a play activated and performed by the computers, the gallery itself through its water and workers as an actual Frankenstein. The recording of the performance Frankenstein by the Living Theatre held in Berlin in 1965 is filtered, edited and sent back through the help of water; a swimming pool and sculpture of a stage that recovers the idea of action and freedom.

Supportico Lopez - Berlin
Kurf├╝rstenstrasse 14/b
Berlin 10785

Frieze / Emdash Award

Emdash Award 2013 recipient Pilvi Takala gave the opportunity to decide on how to use the majority of the Award production budget to a committee of children between 8–12 year old from the Eastside Youth Centre in Bow, London. After their research and development costs, the children have £7,000 to play with. Following a series of summer workshops, the Committee meet in a dedicated area within Frieze Projects and make a public announcement of their decision on Friday 18 October.

See video clips of the committee members talking here:

Undercover: A Dialect at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Undercover: A Dialect at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
05 October - 05 January

Work by Stephen Brandes, Aaron Lawless, Berndnaut Smilde, aiPotu: Anders Kjellesvik and Andreas Siqueland, Jeronimo Hagerman, Magdelena Jitrik, Fiona Larkin, Sean Lynch, Pilvi Takala & Lucy Lippard
Undercover: A Dialect is an exhibition exploring the ways in which artists can be involved in covert and hidden activities in public, often acting out individual trajectories away from any public attention. It takes the position that artistic activity is not about fitting into a consensus of what art in public should be, and identifies with work that enjoys an undercurrent of improvisation and frugality, haphazard formality, and changeability.
The exhibition will take place in the galleries at VISUAL, and in sites around Carlow town and include new work by Aaron Lawless and Stephen Brandes. Berndnaut Smilde will create a cloud for VISUAL as part of his ongoing Nimbus Series.  Transient a cloud will hang momentarily in the galleries at VISUAL allowing the artist a brief time to capture an image for print, this will remain as a reminder when the cloud that has evaporated.  Norwegian Collective aiPotu will offer open air bathing to the public through a sculptural installation made of recycled timber and featuring Norwegian Pine soap.
Also included in this exhibition is 955,000 an exhibition catalogue curated by Lucy Lippard for Vancover Art Gallery in 1970. Involving loose leaf submissions by over 70 artists on index cards with instructions for artworks, proposals for unrealized projects, hand drawn notes and explanations, it holds contributions by Hans Hacke, Bruce Nuaman, Robert Smithson, Barry Flanagan and Eva Hesse. Lippard’s 955,000 offers a snapshot of a time when art was undergoing changes that would radically shape the practices of artists and their relationship to the public.
Michele Horrigan  will give a curators talk at 2.30pm on Saturday the 5th of October.

Undercover: A Dialect is curated by artist and curator Michele Horrigan, who is founder and curatorial director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.