Five Artists

Five Artists - curated by Matthew Schum   

June 25 - July 31, 2015

David Nolan New York
527 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001 

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to present Five Artists, curated by Matthew Schum.

On view from June 25 through August 1, the exhibition brings together an international group of artists whose art explores vernacular, political and art historical cultures across a variety of media.


According to the curator: "Five Artists is loosely based on Robert Altman’s film 1977 3 Women. Set somewhere in the California desert, the sparse narrative depicts three characters who occupy, overturn and eventually abandon their male-dominated community. Taking inspiration from the eroded landscape and classical mythology, the appropriation of patriarchy in the film’s conclusion involves the characters becoming an amalgamation of archetypal roles. Myth-making within recent art became a consideration when selecting artworks for the present exhibition. The various works suggest a displacement of political orders predicated on male values. They resist gendered formulas of making and art’s market-driven desertification, just as Altman’s most experimental film, in its time, did.”

Artists:  Ana Prvački, Clarissa Tossin, Vesna Pavlović, Steffani Jemison, and Pilvi Takala



Un Nouveau festival 2015 / Expanding the Field of Play

18 June 2015 - 20 July 2015
from 11h00 to 21h00

Espace 315 - Centre Pompidou, Paris

On the occasion of the 6th edition of the Nouveau Festival, unlimited access to the Galerie Sud and Espace 315 from April 15 to July 20, 2015, upon presentation of the ticket "Museum & Exhibitions" purchased during this period only.
Whether it consists of board/parlour, language, video or strategy games, the common denominator of all these games is that they are governed by rules. It is precisely these rules that make it possible to change over from a game deployed freely [play] to a codified version [game]. This proposal brings together visual artists, performers and designers who see the rules of games as a matrix or score that can generate new and playful forms in contemporary creation. Overturning or reinventing them, the works exhibited make play with these rules, with some addressing the highly topical question of the "gamification" phenomenon: the extension of the domain of games to other spheres from which they are normally excluded. Certain performative works are activated through a system of rules, while other pieces are "played" directly by the audience, who follow instructions. The politic question of obedience and disobedience to these rules is also explored.
Artists : Pablo Accinelli, Anna Barham, Timothée Dufresne, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Uta Eisenreich, Oscar Enberg, Christian Falsnaes, Femke Herregraven, Douglas Huebler, Zhana Ivanova, Jonathan Monk, Brian O’Doherty, Amalia Pica, Dan Rees, Kateina Šedá, Pilvi Takala et Suzanne Treister

Organiser : DDC / Florencia Chernajovsky

No Bad Days

Curatorers: Jonatan Habib Engqvist & Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen

Kalmar Konstmusuem, Sweden
20 June 2015 - 20 September 2015
from 11h00 to 17h00

Kalmar konstmuseum is a regional museum for art, located in the city of Kalmar, Sweden. When the museum reopened in 2008, this was also the starting point for an ambition to become a nationally important museum of contemporary art, based in a region with an undisputed role in swedish and baltic history – in war as in peace.
This geographical role is now clearly visible in the exhibition profile, where regional and national artists often are juxtaposed with art from countries in the baltic area, as well as other countries with who Sweden has had a more or less peaceful exchange of culture throughout the centuries.
The museum consistently exchanges exhibitions as well as curator and artist contacts between Sweden and countries like Poland, Germany and Russia. As of late, the museum has contributed actively in the formation of network platforms between artists in countries such as Belarus, Georgia and Moldavia.

Artists: Kristoffer Borgli, Enno Hallek, Andreas Meinich, Iiu Susiraja, Pilvi Takala & Gernot Wieland

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