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  1. Spike Art Quarterly issue 56 out now
    The culture wars are raging. Neoliberalism and right-wing populism have co-opted the critique of the 1960s and turned it against art, science and the democratic public sphere, while the left is consumed by infighting. This issue is about the return to battle, strategies of (dis-)engagement, and the question of what art is capable of in the aftermath of the great weirding. Highlights include: Essay Love Removal Machines by Rob Horning The artistic critique of capitalism wanted to liberate us from the chains of conformity, but at the same time the social security net was being dismantled.
  2. Capsule Shanghai presents Sarah Faux: Pucker
    From June 23 to July 23, 2018, Capsule Gallery is proud to present Pucker, American artist Sarah Faux’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Comprised of new paintings in oil as well as canvas collages, Pucker encompasses Faux’s longstanding reflection on the female body and sexuality, while highlighting her recent experiments with color, materials, and composition. In her paintings, Sarah Faux merges the seemingly disparate strands of figurative representation and gestural abstraction to construct sensual situations where raw female bodies drift in a state of liminality.
  3. Recollection: a Journey After 28 Years at Proyectos Monclova
    Recollection unites works of artists with whom I collaborate today and of those of whom I have collaborated with in the past. It also draws relations between art works or artists known to me for longer, but which have so far only been embedded in my mind. The exhibition is based on personal experiences that partly reach back to my curatorial practices from the 90s and it aims to present a field of open poetic and visual proposals. Recollection brings together 29 artists and their works: Carlos Bunga / Tobias Putrih, Attila Csörgő / Alexander Gutke, Jimmie Durham / Ivan Kožarić, Leif Elgreen / Yuri Leiderman, Marcius Galan / Goran Petercol, Ion Grigorescu / Jochen Lempert, Hebert Hinteregger / Anne Neukamp, IRWIN group / Kazimir Malevich 1985, Julije Knifer / Hélio Oiticica, Mark Manders / Francisco Tropa, Marzena Nowak / Anna Virnich, Gabriel Orozco / Ariel Schlesinger, Goran Trbuljak / Goran Trbuljak.
  4. International Print Center New York presents Multilayered: New Prints Summer/2018
    International Print Center New York (IPCNY) announces the 58th presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding 12 months. Titled Multilayered, the exhibition was selected by Juan Sánchez, one of the most significant artists of the Nuyorican cultural movement. As a multimedia artist with an activist stance, Sánchez draws on symbols, images, and texts from popular and traditional culture to explore questions of ethnic and national identity.
  5. In Between Art Film presents MASBEDO’s Videomobile at Manifesta 12 Palermo
    In Between Art Film is pleased to announce the participation of MASBEDO at Manifesta 12 Palermo, The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence. From June 16 to November 4, 2018, in the stunning courtyard of Palazzo Costantino—one of the main venues in the very center of the town re-discovered and re-opened in this occasion by the nomadic Biennial—the artistic duo composed by Nicolò Massazza and Iacopo Bedogni is presenting Videomobile, their new multi-channel video installation commissioned by Manifesta12 and produced by Beatrice Bulgari for In Between Art Film. Following the curatorial statement of Manifesta 12, Videomobile has been conceived and completely shot in Palermo, involving local citizens, prominent figures and iconic places in the cultural and civil life and history of the city, drawing a multifaceted portrait of the town.
  6. James Ostrer at Gazelli Art House
    In collaboration with pre-eminent African curator Azu Nwagbogu, Gazelli Art House announces the forthcoming solo show from James Ostrer entitled Johnny Just Came. In this exhibition, Ostrer, who is known for his politically challenging works, unpacks his own relationship to racism, greed, self-loathing, and the cultural context from which they come from. Through large-scale installation, video and his signature semi-permanent sculpture, the artist elucidates a colonialist, consumerist, and misogynistic interplay played out by white male dysfunction on a global and personal level.
  7. 16th Taishin Arts Award winners
    The establishment of the prestigious Taiwanese contemporary art award, the Taishin Arts Award, is to recognize outstanding exhibitions and performances of the year that encourage humanistic thoughts, honor contemporary spirit, and embody professional, aesthetic achievement. After a year-long process of observation, nomination and selection, the Award ceremony took place at Taishin Tower on June 2, 2018. In the ceremony, the winners of the 16th Taishin Arts Award, selected from the sixteen finalist artists and art groups, were announced.
  8. Border Crossings issue 146
    In our summer issue, Border Crossings embraces a spirit of ambiguity, taking a look at artists that blur boundaries and occupy interstitial spaces. In our interviews, Border Crossings features Canadian-born New York based sculptor Erin Shirreff. Shirreff’s body of work is diverse and includes photography, video and sculptural works. She explores the ways we experience 3-dimensional form in a world that is largely consumed by the 2-dimensional image.
  9. Camera Austria International 142 out now
    Featuring: Olga Chernysheva, Adam Szymczyk, Bernadette Mayer, Matthew Rana, Andrzej Steinbach, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Sophie Thun, Orit Gat, Broomberg & Chanarin and HFBK photo class Order here Pictures of people and situations believed to be typical of everyday life are what the artists featured in this issue of Camera Austria International have made the focus of their photographic work. They all share an interest in what Henri Lefebvre described, in his Critique of Everyday Life, as “lived experience”—in the conviction that this is anything other than banal or trivial. The photographs, videos, drawings, and paintings of Olga Chernysheva deal with everyday life in post-communist Russia, which the artist views with equal measures of precision and empathy.
  10. Howard and Michael Smith in conversation at Jane Lombard Gallery
    In celebration of our current exhibition Howard Smith’s 1 + 1 + 1 … paintings and works on paper, we invite you to join us for an evening of conversation with brothers Howard and Michael Smith, moderated by Jenny Dixon. The brothers will discuss their artistic practices. Howard Smith is a self-described mark-maker, having spent time in his youth in search of the perfect brushstroke. Michael, a video / performance artist, focuses on "failure" as a primary theme in his work.