Archive for January, 2013

Winter Season – 2013

January 8, 2013

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Daniel Buren, Photo-souvenir : Projection, travail in situ, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaeck, 1972

David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery
January 10 – February 16, 2013

Jacob Kassay: Untitled (disambiguation) at The Kitchen
January 9 – February 16, 2013

Giorgio Griffa: Fragments 1968 – 2012 at Casey Kaplan
January 10 – March 2nd, 2013

Francis Alÿs: Reel-Unreel at David Zwirner
January 10 – February 9, 2013

Luc Tuymans: The Summer is Over at David Zwirner
January 10 – February 9, 2013

Daniel Buren at Bortolami Gallery and Petzel Gallery
January 10 – February 16, 2013

Kenneth Josephson at Gitterman Gallery
January 11 – March 16, 2013

Kevin Cooley: Skyward at Pierogi Boiler Room
January 11 – February, 2013

Gaylen Gerber at Wallspace
January 12 – February 9, 2013

Sascha Braunig: Wrister, Blister, Plaster at Foxy Production
January 12 – February 9, 2013

Lucas Knipscher, Win McCarthy, Sigmar Polke at Rachel Uffner Gallery
January 13 – March 3, 2013

Dieter Roth. Björn Roth at Hauser & Wirth
January 23 – April 13, 2013

The Stairs curated by Sebastian Black & Mathew Cerletty at Algus Greenspon
January 26 – March 2, 2013

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Horses Think Press

January 8, 2013

I have launched a website dedicated to the book publishing we are doing here at Horses Think.

Right now the entire series of 12 Books I published are featured there. More projects will be added soon. For the latest news, keep following this blog which is also accessible from the News link on the press site.

Everything is still a work in progress but feel free to have a look around.

2012 – Ofer Wolberger

January 6, 2013

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SOUNDS:

I became obsessed with many new albums this year and discovered plenty of old ones. These are just a few that played on repeat in my studio:

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

John Talabot – ƒIN

Grimes: Visions

Rodriguez – Cold Fact

RADIO:

CULTURE SHOCK 1913 on Studio 360

EXHIBITIONS:

Of the big exhibitions I saw this year, these are the ones that I think back to often and which reflect my current interests.

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago

Mark Flood: The Hateful Years at Luxembourg & Dayan

Christopher Wool at Musée D’Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris

Wade Guyton OS at The Whitney Museum, New York

BOOKS:

Michael Schmidt – Lebensmittel
A cold crisp view on the food industry in Europe by one of Germany’s best photographers.

Takuma Nakahira – Circulation: Date, Place, Events
The nature of expression as seen through the eyes of a Japanese photographer visiting Paris in 1971.

Notable Coincidence: Peter Sutherland’s Permanently Collected published by Swill Children and John Dogg’s (aka Richard Prince’s) Bob Crane: He Got It Coming published by Fulton Ryder.
Seek them both out to see what I mean.

Films:

Three unexpected and daring films. Identity, love and eating potatoes will never be the same again.

Holy Motors by Leos Carax
Amour by Michael Haneke
The Turin Horse by Bela Tarr

WEBSITES:

Seth Price
There are two basic trends in website design for successful artists today, completely non-existant and the definitive archive. Seth Price’s Distributed History is absolutely an archive and full of wonderful images, essays, pdfs, mp3 downloads, etc. For what it lacks in design it makes up for in content.

Greg.org
Still the funniest and most original art content I read on the net.

Taylor Tailor
This guy Taylor is building his wardrobe from scratch and the results are quite impressive.

New But Old Discoveries:
If you haven’t heard of Bern Porter, take a moment and peruse the website set up by his estate. This man was ahead of his time in all sorts of fascinating ways. Porter was definitely the biggest discovery I made at the New York Art Book Fair this year.

2012 – Ethan Greenbaum

January 5, 2013

Genzken_3_500px_500Isa Genzken, Filming Children III, Detail, 2005

Atelier Brancusi
Built by Renzo Piano and tucked quietly alongside the overblown
Pompidou, the Atelier Brancusi encases the artist’s studio, works and tools
in a circumnavigable glass cube. It seemed nearly forgotten on the day I
went, with just a handful of people moving through the space in hushed
tones. The peaceful and satisfied nap I took on one of the benches felt
entirely appropriate.

Cellblock I and Cellblock II
(An exhibition in essay form) curated by Robert Hobbs at Andrea Rosen
The end is just the beginning

Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis writes short, and sometimes really short stories that I don’t
want to dishonor by trying to recount. She is supremely self-conscious,
language obsessed and funny. The work defies genre and manages to be
both painfully hermetic and wonderfully alive. I got my parents her first
novel, This is the End, for Christmas and will be stealing it soon.

Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
Get your head right. Written in 1973 by a man who died within a year of
finishing it (just missing out on his Pulitzer-how perfect), this book is the
most comprehensive, frightening and ultimately empathetic account of
human motivations and failures I’ve come across. While there are some
arguable and dated moments, (Becker trying to explain the pathology of
homosexuality is a low point) you should read this if you’re worried.

Allen Edmonds
I’ve been picking these up on Ebay and they’ve revived my faith in the
pleasures of considered, well built objects. Handcrafted on the last with 360
degree Goodyear welting and shock absorbent cork insoles, they are sturdy,
beautiful and one of the few remaining American shoemakers still producing
domestically.

Isa Genzken at the Museum Ludwig
I’ve always appreciated the way Isa Genzken draws out the uncanny and
erotic in pop culture. Looking at one of her installations in the somewhat
dilapidated Ludwig Museum, I saw something else. They looked old. The
ebony shellacked Donald duck was dusty and the skewered plastic coca cola
umbrella was yellowed and cracking. Seeing the manic sexiness of her work
tempered by time and decay left me a bit shaken. I wonder if Genzken
would consider this a success.

Bob Jackson Cycles
Steel frame bikes hand built by Bob Jackson in Leeds, England since the
50s. My chromed Bob Jackson was a gift after my last bike was stolen and
in addition to being a great ride, it is supremely cool looking and allows me
to have conversations with bike enthusiasts of my father’s generation.

Vincent Scully: Modern Architecture and Other Essays
I picked this up at CAA’s book fair and it has changed my life. Scully
condenses a lifetime of learning into incredibly concise and poetic essays
exploring the role of ideology and desire in the built environment.

Ethan Greenbaum