Excellent Exhibitions Abroad and Away | Anagnorisis Picks

Excellent Exhibitions Abroad and Away | Anagnorisis Picks

On my blog, I usually like to focus on what’s going on in New York and its nearby areas, not only because I’m selfish and live here, but also because I feel as though most of the blogs that cater to our New Contemporary genre and all its branches, focus largely on the west coast. But there are two interesting exhibitions coming up that I would feel remiss not to mention because of the interesting lineup and curating involved. Bonus New York show at the end to bring things back to normal.

Click the headers of each section for more info on each show:

What the Mouth Sees at Alter Space, Curated by Artist Josh Hagler

Painting by Shiri Mordechay

Painting by Shiri Mordechay

From the press release:

“The work featured in ‘What the Mouth Sees’ is painting that delights in itself. I think of it as a Nietzschian cheerfulness, one that is fully involved in a way that’s not diminished by institutional apologetics which can distract from trust in one’s own intuition in the activity of painting and drawing. The work demonstrates an instinct for directness from who the artists are to what they make, as well as a love for the materials they use, often with a distinct sense of play. The mouth is something that bites, chews, eats, kisses, licks, sucks, inhales, exhales, swallows, spits, and vomits. I’ve often felt that any good painting invites the mouth into use. When I look at painting, it’s not enough to be compelled to think, but also to feel, to respond viscerally.”

Included in the exhibition will be: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Heather Wilcoxon, Robert Donald, Maja Ruznic, , Kim Kei, Heiko Muller, and Jennifer Poon. Josh will also have a new painting in the show.

Altars of Madness at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

Seldon Hunt | The Void Within the Backlit Woods

Seldon Hunt | The Void Within the Backlit Woods

The headlining artist in this group show is the current king of grotesque, Matthew Barney, however I’m even more excited that artists Gregory Jacobsen and Seldon Hunt will also be exhibiting work.

Extreme metal emerged in the second half of the 1980s through three distinct musical genres with different principles, aesthetics and evolutions: grindcore, death-metal and black-metal. Like all underground cultures, extreme metal is not something that can simply be passed on: you have to experience it on your own. And so it appears that some artists, whose works have been deeply affected by it, started to get involved in the extreme metal scene at a time when they were far from imagining that one day their ideas would become works of art. The Altars of Madness exhibition project displays and brings together the works of art of a generation of artists affected by extreme metal, accompanied by a few others who were pertinent witnesses of this musical scene or brilliantly contributed to shaping its iconography.

…and the New York bonus:

Our Song in Twenty-Six parts | Dan Estabrook at Daniel Cooney Fine Art

Dan Estabrook

Dan Estabrook

Dan Estabrook is a photographer known for his use of old photographical processing techniques to explore contemporary ideas. His work is all quietly emotional – always impressive. His new solo show will be up from now until mid-June.

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