Jack Shainman Gallery


Jack Shainman Gallery
Toyin Odutola: Like the Sea from

Opening reception: Thursday, May 1, 6 – 8 PM


Toyin Odutola is a contemporary artist who focuses on identity and the sociopolitical concept of skin color through her pen and ink drawings. Her work explores her personal journey of having been born in Nigeria then moving and assimilating into American culture in conservative Alabama. “I’m doing black on black on black, trying to make it as layered as possible in the deepness of the blackness to bring it out. I noticed the pen became this incredible tool. The black ballpoint [pen] ink on blackboard would become copper tone and I was like ‘wow, this isn’t even black at all!’ The black board was like this balancing platform for the ink to become something else. I instantly recognized this notion, of how we think something is a certain way and in reality it is something else…” Odutola says in an August 2013 interview about the show, My Country Has No Name in the International Review of African American Art.

When asked why the majority of her figures are black in a recent interview with the Village Voice, Odutola responds, “Of course they’re black figures because they’re drawn in black pen, but not all of the figures are of African American descent, or at least the reference isn’t. One of the things I like to play with is, “What is black?” Is it because I drew it? Is it because it looks black? Is it because you think the figure is black? Because a lot of it is just a filter, and the filters get more and more obstructed by whatever people think the image is about and not really what it is.”

Odutola has participated in several group shows including Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2013), Fore, Studio Museum in Harlem (2012), The Moment for Ink, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco (2013), and The Progress of Love, Menil Collection, Houston (2012). A recent graduate of the California College of Arts MFA program (2012), Odutula’s work is already in major museum collections including the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL and The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Jack Shainman Gallery started representing Odutola in 2011. Solo exhibitions with the gallery include Toyin Odutola: MAPS (2011), and My Country Has No Name (2013). 

May 1st – May 31st. 2014
524 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Jack Shainman Gallery NY

Gehard Demetz: The Invocation
Opening reception for the exhibition: Thursday, May 1, 6 – 8 PM


May 1 – May 31, 2014
513 West 20th Street

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce, The Invocation, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Gehard Demetz.
In his second exhibition with the gallery, Demetz continues his exploration of contemporary issues through the traditional practice of woodcarving. With impeccable craftsmanship, Demetz builds figures and reliefs of children and rural, often religious, architectural forms. While his subjects often take the forms of adolescent or very young children who are at the precipice of self-realization, their grave expressions and powerful stances suggest something much less innocent than their ages might suggest. Situated on plinths, these life-size works are elevated above their natural stature, allowing them to confront adults at eye level with a fierce or introspective gaze far beyond their years. Rather than being carved from a single large block of wood, these sculptures are built up from smaller rectangular units–mimicking classic building blocks–with gaps in their structures like pieces missing from their bodies or lost fragments of their being. In The siblings in me, 2014, a second, mask-like younger face grows from the figure, and underscores the tenuous and short-lived moment in childhood when one is not wholly a child, but not yet an adult.

Each figurative sculpture incorporates the intervention of an object, body modification, or item of clothing that reveals a fragment of a story only known by the child. These punctuations, like the sullied eyes of I love apple jam, 2014 and Mother’s Darling, 2014, or the hand saw and binding fabric of Mom’s Hands and Daddy’s Nose, 2013, excavate and manifest an inner emotional state, often bordering on the profane. As Kristen Nordhal writes in Contenitore (2011), “Demetz endows his figures with a critical mind of their own. These children seem to take responsibility for their parents’ and ancestors’ actions and the intrigues of other adults. And yet they keep a critical distance to it all… They demand respect.” The sculptures infuse playfulness with notes of malice and peaceful contemplation, and require their introspection to be reciprocated by viewers.

Gehard Demetz lives and works in his native Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Gehard Demetz: Echo Eines Kniefalls at the Kunsteverin Recklinghausen, Germany, 2013, and Mutterland, l’età estranea, Fondazione Mimmo Rotella, Italy, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include +50 Sculture in Città: Tra Memoria (1962) e present (2012), Palazzo Collicola, Italy, 2012 and Panorama: Arte nuova in Alto Adige, Forte di Fortezza, Italy, 2012. Demetz was a recipient of the Richard Agreiter Sculpture Prize in 2007.

513 West 20th Street and
New York, NY 10011


Schloss Hof


Schloss Hof
Barocker Tierumzug auf Schloss Hof
Maifest zwischen höfischem „Glanz & Glamour“
Dienstag, 1. Mai 2014 | 14 Uhr
Barocker Tierumzug und Tanz um den Maibaum

der höfische Festreigen auf Schloss Hof wird im Mai “tierisch” fortgesetzt: die vierbeinigen Bewohner des Meierhofs präsentieren sich am 1. Mai den Besuchern in einer barocken Parade und laden so zu einem fröhlichen Familienausflug ins Marchfeldschloss ein.
Eintritt: Erwachsene € 12,- | Kinder & Jugendliche 6–18 Jahre € 8,- | Kinder unter 6 Jahren frei |
Familienkarte (2 Erwachsene, max. 3 Kinder) € 32,-
Der Weg nach Schloss Hof
2294 Schloßhof 1

New Acropolis Tel Aviv



New Acropolis Tel Aviv
YAIR LEVY | Recycling und Regeneration | Recycling and regeneration
מחזור והתחדשות יאיר לוי תערוכת פיסול
Opening : Thursday, 1. May 2014 | 8 pm
Eröffnung: Donnerstag 1. Mai 2014 | 20 Uhr
 פתיחה: יום ה’ / 1.5.14 /20:00


New Acropolis Tel Aviv
YAIR LEVY | Recycling und Regeneration | Recycling and regeneration
Gallery  Artist Talk:
Saturday,  3. May 2014 |  6 pm
Samstag, 3. Mai 2014 |  18 Uhr
שיח גלריה (בהשתתפות האמן): יום בשבת / 3.5.14 /18:00
5 Rival Street Tel Aviv

רח’ ריב”ל 5 ת”א

Yair LEVY, in Tel Aviv geboren, studierte er an der Kunstakademie in den Niederlanden und an der Universität Alfred, New York.
Ausstellungen in Israel und Europa, seine Werke beziehen sich auf die vier Elemente der Natur: Erde, Wasser, Luft und Feuer.
“Teilen zwischen mir und Bewegen von Materialien, Stilleben, Raum und Zeit, die Schaffung eines einzigartigen konstant und Konsolidierung der Ende und Unendlichkeit, flüsternd zusammen in der Realität, das Leben …”

יאיר, יליד ת”א, למד באקדמיה לאמנות בהולנד ובאוניברסיטת ‘אלפרד’ בניו יורק.
הציג בתערוכות בארץ ובאירופה, עבודותיו נוגעות בארבעת יסודות הטבע: אדמה, מים, אויר ואש.

“שיתוף ביני ובין החומרים הנעים, דוממים כחיים, במרחב ובזמן, ליצירה בלתי פוסקת של ייחוד ואיחוד, של סוף ואינסוף, הרוחשים יחדיו במציאות, בחיים…”
Yair, born in Tel Aviv, he studied at the Art Academy in the Netherlands and at the University, Alfred, New York.
Exhibitions in Israel and Europe, his works relate to the four elements of nature: earth, water, air and fire.
“Sharing between me and moving materials, still life, space and time, creating a unique constant and consolidation of the end and infinity, whispering together in reality, life …”

Rival Straße Tel Aviv

רח’ ריב”ל 5 ת”א

Artis’ 12th Curatorial Research Trip to Israel


Artis’ 12th Curatorial Research Trip to Israel
April 24-30, 2014

We are thrilled to host our upcoming Curatorial Research Trip to Israel next week for 9 leading curators and arts professionals:

Naomi Beckwith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Ruth Estevez, Gallery Director and Curator, REDCAT, LA
Jenny Geith, Assistant Curator of Painting & Sculpture, SFMOMA
Prem Krishnamurthy, Curator & Co-Founder of Project Projects & P!, NY
Josh Perelman, Chief Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Collections, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia
Renaud Proch, Executive Director, Independent Curators International, NY
Lucia Sanroman, Independent Curator, San Diego & Mexico City
Monika Szewczyk, Visual Arts Program Curator, Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago
Lisa Wainwright, Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Since 2007, Artis has hosted over 100 leading international museum directors, curators, writers and art professionals on our signature week-long curatorial research trips to Israel. This semi-annual program provides participants with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the local art community, explore historical and sociopolitical developments, and ultimately create a platform for projects and initiatives to emerge. View a list of our remarkable alumni network and photos from our past trips.
Case in Point: Between Practices
Presented by Artis & the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00pm
Center for Contemporary Art
Tsadok HaCohen 2, Tel Aviv

Admission: 10 NIS. Free for Friends of the CCA
Seating is limited; RSVP required: info@cca.org.il by April 28

Artis and the Center for Contemporary Art are pleased to co-present an evening exploring experimental curatorial projects that push art outside itself and into other fields of practice. Three distinguished curators – Naomi Beckwith, Prem Krishnamurthy and Lucia Sanroman – will share their strategies for overlapping contemporary art with graphic design, community outreach, urban design and public legislature. Their presentations will be followed by a discussion and Q&A moderated by CCA Curator and Artis Associate Director Chen Tamir. This panel is part of the Case in Point series co-organized by Artis and the CCA. Click here to learn more about the event and speakers.

Artist Career Development Program in Tel Aviv
Presented by Artis, Artport and Asylum Arts

In collaboration with Artport and Asylum Arts, Artis is thrilled to launch the Artist Career Development Program (ACDP) in Tel Aviv from April 27-29, 2014. Building on the success of our two previous workshops in New York with Creative Capital, the inaugural ACDP workshop in Tel Aviv empowers artists from Israel with tools to develop the professional skills necessary for a successful career in the visual arts. This by-invitation retreat, which includes current or past artists-in-residence at Artport and Artis grant recipients, brings together nearly 40 artists to learn from local and international professionals, working artists and from each other. Following the weekend-long program, ACDP will include continued mentorship opportunities and aim to foster an artist community founded on reciprocity and inclusivity. Learn more about this exciting initiative and email us to express your interest in a future workshop.

Photo: Artport, Tel Aviv – photo by Elad Sarig.

401 Broadway, Suite 803
New York, NY 10013







Arthur Evans
Models in Blow-Up (Regie: Michelangelo Antonioni), 1966
Source: BFI Stills © Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH/Turner Entertainment Co. – A Warner Bros Entertainment Company. All rights reserved.

Im Rahmen einer Kooperation wird Antonionis
Filmklassiker im Gartenbaukino gezeigt.
am Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2014 | 20 Uhr
Donnerstag, 5. Juni 2014 | 20 Uhr
30.4. – 17.8.2014



Grußwort der neuen Direktorin

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
ich freue mich sehr, mit der Leitung des KUNST HAUS WIEN eine interessante und überaus reizvolle Aufgabe übernommen zu haben. Gemeinsam mit meinem Team möchte ich für Sie das KUNST HAUS WIEN zu einem innovativen, zeitgenössischen Ausstellungshaus ausbauen und spannende, auch internationale Projekte realisieren. Schön, Sie als unsere Wegbegleiter begrüßen zu dürfen. Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihren Angehörigen ein frohes Osterfest!
Mag. Bettina Leidl
Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Wien

Galerie d’art L’Atelier 21 Casablanca
Exposition-vente caritative au bénéfice de l’association Bayti
le jeudi 10 avril à partir de 19h
Exposition-vente uniquement le 10 avril.
Les photos acquises seront récupérées sur place contre
chèques à libeller à l’ordre de Association Bayti
21, rue Abou Mahassine Arrouyani (ex rue Boissy-d’Anglas)
Casablanca 20100

Friday, 11. April  2014

Neue Berliner Räume
Guided Tour
Friday, April 11 2014 | 6pm
Erkelenzdamm 11-13  | 10999 Berlin
2. Hof, Aufgang B, 3. Etage
U1 / U8 Cottbusser Tor

15 April 2014

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
ARTLAND SERIES. Christian Rosa
Inaugurazione Christian Rosa e Festa per i 19 anni della Fondazione
Martedì 15 aprile 2014 | ore 19
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo invita all’inaugurazione della mostra
A seguire Dj set
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Via Modane, 16 |10141 Torino Italy

Wednesday 16 April 2014
Brunel Museum
Manu Delago Collaborations Festival
Wednesday 16 April 2014, 7.30pm |

Austrian Cultural Forum London
Sissi Antidote: Death Watch
Wednesday 16 April 2014, 7.00pm |
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
Tube: Knightsbridge
Buses: 9, 10, 52 & 452


23. April 2014
Artist Lecture Series Vienna
Präsentiert Franz Zar
23. April 2014, 19 Uhr
Franz Zar geb. 1980 in Wien
Lebt und arbeitet in Wien
Wassagasse 7, 1090 Wien
© Franz Zar


Wednesday, April 30  2014

University of Applied Arts Vienna,
IoA Sliver Gallery
Fabricating the Virtual in the 21st Century
Opening: Wednesday, April 30  2014 | 7 pm
Exhibiton: May 1st – May 16th, 2014
Institute of Architecture | Lichthof 1
A-1010 Vienna, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2

3 June 2014
Upcoming IoA Sliver Lectures
Sylvia Lavin, tba
Cristiano Ceccato, tba
Philippe Block, 3rd June 2014
Mario Carpo, 5th June 2014

Saturday, 14th June 2014
Lehmbruck Museum
Jubiläumsfeier | The ceremony
„Eine große Idee – 50 Jahre Lehmbruck Museum”
“One great idea – 50 years of the Lehmbruck Museum”
Samstag, 14. Juni 2014, 16.00 Uhr
Saturday, 14th June 2014, 4 pm



Ver=F6ffentlicht am 26.03.2014
Happy Easter & Passover with MONSTERHEART – BUNNIES

taken from MONSTERHEART – W

Video by Monsterheart
Bunny masks by Tanja Maderner

i was sitting here for hours
i kept your picture on my wall
and i stared you down
because you didn.t give away any sound
and when i finally cracked you up
the colour of your world burst into my room
and i could barely make it stop
and now i.m a slave to your tune

funny little horror stories you have told me
many times many times many many many times
admiring you in all your glory i can tell you.ve faced some crimes
many crimes many crimes many many many crimes

bunny rabbits in my head

i crawl under my blanket
i whisper: please do start
i listen very very closely
although i know all the words by heart
you tell me stories of adventures
you must have lived in another life
because now i got you pinned to my wall
and i proudly appoint me as your wife

bunny rabbits in my head/in my bed
bunny habits in my head/in my bed

when sometimes i strip my nightgown
i could swear to see you blush
still admiring your royal posture
i wish i could…


Seayou Records 2014