Sfeir-Semler Hamburg is happy to announce the first solo exhibition of Sung Tieu!
Join us for the opening on February 3rd from 6 to 9 pm
Sung Tieu: Everything or Nothing
through April 16, 2022
Image: Sung Tieu, Moving Target Shadow Detection, 2022, HD animation and sound (video still)
Opening hours: Mo - Fr, 10 am - 7 pm Sat, 11 am - 4 pm
In case you missed it, you can now watch "Changing Hands: Objects on the Move", a symposium curated by Akram Zaatari on December 8, 2021 at Centre Pompidou online.
"Objects change function and consequently change value and status over time. They are sometimes sent to storage, sold or bought, buried or trafficked and, eventually, get extracted from larger constellations or a living fabric. Objects thus change hands, which adds to their biographies. They are displaced, gifted, studied copied and reproduced or exhibited. The symposium looks at the mechanisms that accompany these shifts in property and value through artist’s works."
You can watch the whole recording of the event here.
AICA Germany has chosen the exhibition The Witness-Machine Complex by Lawrence Abu Hamdan at the Kunstverein Nürnberg to be "Exhibition of the year" 2021 in Germany.
We would like to thank the artist and the Kunstverein Nürnberg for their exceptional work and the German section of the International Association of Art Critics for their decision. Our special thanks go to the members and supporters of Kunstverein Nürnberg, for making the exhibition possibile.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 1000 plastic chairs, 2020, digital video of live performance, Duration: 13'. Photo: Lukas Purmayr
We cordially invite you to the opening of two exhibitions in Hamburg on Thursday, November 11, from 6 to 9 pm
time after time
November 11 - January 22
Mo - Fr 11 am - 7 pm, Sa 11 am - 4 pm
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 8 pm Klaudia Ruschkowski will read from the poetic work of Etel Adnan and present her work at the Buchhandlung Böttger in Bonn.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo Nacional, Madrid, Spain
Cotton Under My Feet
October 6, 2021 – January 23, 2022
Walkthrough led by Walid Raad: Two Drops Per Heartbeat
October 6–16, 2021 (excluding October 11 and 12)
November 14–20, 2021 (excluding November 15)
December 9–17, 2021 (to be confirmed)
January 13–22, 2022 (excluding January 17)
Performance tickets: here
A newly commissioned exhibition and walkthrough-performance by Walid Raad. Organized by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid).
The uprising of colors: The Tapestries
at Art Basel, Magazines sector, Hall 1.0
Friday, September 24th, 2pm
With an introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Watch via Instagram
Dineo Seshee Bopape
ILE AYE, MOYA, LÀ, NDOKH…HARMONIC CONVERSATIONS…MM
Institute for Contemporary Art Virginia Commonwealth University
Sep 24, 2021 – Dec 19, 2021
Opening Friday, September 24th, 6pm – 10pm
"Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm" calls to the elements—earth, wind, fire, and water—summoned in various languages from West and Southern Africa, and features new works spanning video, sculpture, installation, and animation. In the words of Bopape: “This exhibition pays homage to those who were taken, those who struggled, those who fled, and those who still seek sanctuary in the liminal spaces between captivity and an illegal freedom.”
We are very happy to be at our first art fair in almost two years, and very much look forward to seeing you next week. You will find us at booth 2.1 K18, by the entrance on the first floor.
ETEL ADNAN, U58
LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN, U18
Book Launch, in the Magazines sector in Hall 1.0, on Friday 24th, 2pm:
Etel Adnan, The Tapestries
Introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
September 16, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Opening: Wednesday, September 15th, 2 pm – 11 pm
This past February, an international jury nominated Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu for the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2021. In the “Shortlist” exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin the nominated artists address topics such as movement and migration, belonging and alienation, self-perception and external perceptions of the self, shifting logics of public and private space, as well as the potential of sound and music to act as a social force. The exhibition shows both new and earlier works.
LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN
The Witness-Machine Complex
Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
September 16 – November 14, 2021
Opening: Wednesday, September 15th, 3 pm – 9 pm
The Witness-Machine Complex examines the role of translators and the electronic acoustic infrastructure deployed during the Nuremberg trials in 1945/6, which set a precedent for all further international trials. The newly developed electronic audio technology enabled the simultaneous translation of the trial proceedings into Russian, French, German, and English. Abu Hamdan’s scenography at the Kunstverein invokes the infrastructure of the Nuremberg trials to historicise the now inextricable relation between testimony and the technologies by which it is disseminated and distorted.
Season opening of the Fleetinsel galleries
Thursday, September 9th, 6 – 9 pm
In the presence of the artist
September 9 – October 30, 2021
Mo-Fr 11am – 7pm, Sa 11am – 4pm
Guided Tour by Rayyane Tabet through his solo exhibition „Arabeske“ in our Hamburg space.
September 9th – October 30th, 2021
Congratulations to Sung Tieu for winning the 2021 Frieze Artist Award!
Exploring the psychological dimension of warfare, acoustic weaponry and its relationship to Cold War ideologies, Sung Tieu's film will premiere during Frieze Week London in October 2021.
paper positions hamburg - the show
August 27 – 29, 2021
As a curated exhibition focusing on drawings, collages, and prints, paperpositions presents 19 of Hamburg's leading galleries for contemporary art and four guest galleries, each showing a selected artistic position that reinterprets this classic medium. The show will take place from August 27 to 29 in the majestic corner building Brandshof, the former headquarters of inland shipping company Schlesische Dampfer Co. Get your tickets here