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Ed Templeton at S.M.A.K., Ghent
March 30, 2010, 8:35 am
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Ed Templeton:
The Cemetery of Reason
3 April – 13 June 2010

Curated by Thomas Caron

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.)
Citadelpark – 9000 Ghent – Belgium
http://www.smak.be

The Cemetery of Reason is conceived as a mid-career survey of the American artist Ed Templeton (b. 1972 Orange County L.A.). The S.M.A.K. will be assembling into dazzling clusters of images: a selection of work he has done over the last fifteen years. Ed Templeton spent his youth in a world of skateboarding and punk music. While still very young he became a professional skateboarder. Besides skateboarding, he was also passionate about drawing and painting. Since the mid-nineties photography has been an integral part of his work. In the same way as he was never able to choose between skateboarding and being an artist – they fuel each other – nor has he ever been able to limit himself to one particular medium. In this exhibition more than 1200 photos, paintings and sculptures complement each other, and are of equal worth, without hierarchy.

Templeton mainly documents his own life and that of the people around him. He portraits himself and his wife Deanna, friends, family and the many people he meets on his skateboard tours. The boys and girls who hang around near a skate park, family trips, the bloody falls, the late-night parties and the intimate encounters with his wife in anonymous hotel rooms… His career as a pro skateboarder means he spends a lot of time with youngsters who are at an uncertain phase of discovery in their lives. With dreams, hope, worries, the formation of identity and the presentation of the self to the fore. Templeton is ‘one of them’, a pro skate legend and an ‘example’. This gives him the opportunity to come very close to the world they live in and to record it. He depicts their sexuality, fears, aggression, joy and problems but does not judge them. The Cemetery of Reason tells the story of a pro skateboarder, a photographer, a drawer, a painter, etc. A stor y which, although it focuses on his own life and those of the people around him, transcends the autobiographical and exposes social and societal phenomena unhesitatingly but without pointing a finger.

Catalogue: The exhibition is to be accompanied by the first book on Ed Templeton’s work to be published by an art institution. It contains an extensive survey of Templeton’s artistic practices and at the same time examines the various layers of meaning that make their appearance between the clusters of images.

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Annika Winkelmann “von haus aus”
March 23, 2010, 9:23 am
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Annika Winkelmann
von haus aus

Vernissage
Mittwoch, 24. März 2010
19 – 20 Uhr

Ausstellungsdauer
24. März bis 18. April 2010
bei Tageslicht.

Unkostenbeitrag 1 Euro
inklusive Katalog und Getränk

Zur Versteigerung kommt das Objekt
“konkretes Eis”, Betonguss und Kunststoff,
Mindestgebot 30 Euro

Wittenbergstraße
70329 Stuttgart-Obertürkheim
www.einskommavier.com

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Stroke, Urban Art Fair – München
March 22, 2010, 12:08 pm
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STROKE.01 ist die erste europäische Messe für Urban Contemporary Art in Europa.
STROKE.01 is the first European art fair for Urban Contemporary Art.

Die Idee. The idea.
Das Urban Art (als Sammelbegriff für verschiedene junge Kunstentwicklungen) den Weg aus der Subkultur in die Medien und Galerien unserer Zeit gefunden hat, ist keine neue Erkenntnis, sondern ein Fakt. Urban Art ist Teil einer weltweiten Kunstbewegung, vielleicht die erste Kunstbewegung, die ohne Ländergrenzen und nationale Strömungen ein globales Netzwerk von Schaffenden und Interessierten zusammenbringt.

Its not really news anymore, that Urban Art (as a melting pot for several young art developements) has found its way from a subculture into mainstream Media and galleries worldwide. We are part of a global art movement, probably the first art movement, that is kept alive and growing based on a global network working without borders or other cultural differences.

Urban Art ist „zeitgenössische Kunst“, wird in Museen gezeigt und mittlerweile auch in Auktionshäusern gehandelt. Nichtsdestotrotz agiert immer noch ein Großteil der Projekte und Galerien in einem eher semiprofitablen Bereich. Leidenschaft und Hingabe sind nach wie vor wichtiger als betriebswirtschaftliches Rechnen und Kalkulieren. Das hat zur Folge, dass es dieser jungen Generation noch immer schwerfällt, sich der Dynamik und den Regeln des klassischen Kunstmarktes zu stellen. Hier sehen wir den Ansatzpunkt für STROKE.01 – Der Messe für Urban Art in München.

Urban Art is “contemporary art”, shown in museums and sold by auction houses. But it’s a fact that most Urban Art projects and galleries still work on a semi-profitable level, and love and passion are the most important ingredients. It’s not the easiest job to be able to follow the rules of the classic art market and this is why we decided to create STROKE.01 – The International Art Fair for Urban Art.

Ist es möglich, junge deutsche und europäische Galerien und Projekte dazu zu bewegen, erstmalig an einem Strang zu ziehen, gemeinsame Sache zu machen und unter einem Dach auszustellen? Wir denken ja und möchten aus diesem Grund mit unserem Projekt STROKE.01 eine Plattform bilden, die genau dies ermöglicht.

So – is it possible to unite young German and European galleries and art projects and convince them to work together – to be able to exhibit under one flag? We think “yes” – and that’s the reason why we have started to build our project STROKE.01 as a platform to make this dream come true.

http://www.stroke-artfair.com/

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Jocko Weyland “Les Souvenirs Sont Cors de Chasse” at Starcow, Paris
March 22, 2010, 9:25 am
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Jocko Weyland
Les Souvenirs Sont Cors de Chasse
March 25th- April 30th, 2010
Starcow
68/66/64 Rue Saint-Honoré ­ 75001 Paris
Vernissage le Jeudi 25 Mars à 18H

info links: elkzine | biography

In ³Les Souvenirs Sont Cors de Chasse² Jocko Weyland will exhibit
photographs of empty skateboard ramps and pools, skateboarders on board and
not, mannequins of 17th and 18th Century soldiers, details of 1980s-era
hardcore and punk record covers, and one picture of a lone female pedestrian
in Beijing. Comprised of color and black and white images taken over a
fifteen-year span, a loosely knit motif of explicit and fabricated
portraiture depicting both objects and people emerges through the ³hunting
horns² of memory in the show¹s title, which comes by way of Apollinaire¹s
poignant evocation of the ephemeral nature of remembrance.

In the photographs of mysterious wooden shapes and concrete bowls, utility
and aesthetic appeal mix. Manual Pad, or thrashed Donald Judd sculpture?
Scale is also uncertain ­ are they the size of a matchbox, or a dump truck?
These often improvised but meticulously built constructions are a perfect
marriage of form and function. Skateable sculptures with nary a skater in
sight, barren even, but replete with curves, angles, transitions and the
scrapes and smears that signify repeated wheeled assault. The actual
skateboarders who left evidence of their use appear elsewhere and
out-of-focus, riding at the Palais de Tokyo and the infamous Brooklyn Banks.
These depict the act but are not action shots by any means, instead showing
an abstracted, indistinct trace of the physicality inherent in the activity.
Continuing the exploration of mistrustful representation conjured via
memory, the ³Influential Practitioners² series presents re-photographed
headshots of well-known skateboarders from the pages of old magazines.
Weathered and smudged, seen together they make up a rogue¹s gallery or a
collection of distinguished pioneers, depending on the outlook. Further
photographic remembrance unfolds in the exquisitely detailed soldier
mannequins from the Musée de l’Armée. The same age as the skaters, but
anonymous and two hundred years ³older,² their make-believe visages are
uncannily lifelike, eliciting doubts concerning their place in the
mismatched tapestry of fiction, fact and doubtful recall that forms our
relationship to the past.

The details of the artwork on the covers of Die Kreuzen, Amebix, MDC and
Necros (to name a few) LPs are from another era of reminiscence, one
generation removed from the skaters, many from the soldiers. A paean to
recollecting the shock of the new, they are fetishistic renderings of what
were (and still are) sacred talismans, graphic innovation of the late 1970s
and early 1980s as a cropped, isolated ³portrait ² twenty years later.
Finally, the one color photograph of the unknown young woman on Di¹anmen
Xidajie echoes and amplifies the myriad mistrustful recollections of the
animate and inanimate heard like a hunting horn¹s sound, making for
hallucinatory and allusive portraiture that alternates between the real and
imagined, the remembered and forgotten.

Hunting Horns

Our story is noble and tragic
As the mask of a tyrant
No perilous magic drama
Not a single indifferent detail
Renders our love pathetic

And Thomas de Quincey drinking
Opium sweet chaste poison
To his poor Anne went dreaming
Let¹s pass on pass on since it all passes on
I will turn back often

Memories are hunting horns
Whose sound dies out along the wind

Guillaume Apollinaire, 1913

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new link
March 21, 2010, 12:10 pm
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Jürgen Große
1.5.09 | Wilhelmstraße (Mitte) | Bundesministerium der Finanzen

urban art info is our new old address in berlin..with great artist list and project from urban to white cube space
www.urban-art.info

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june preview, andrea pritschow
March 16, 2010, 12:09 pm
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Andrea Pritschow “Toys don´t cry”

Andrea Pritschow
Born 1971 Uelzen
1992-1996 University of Lüneburg (Musicology and Science of art)
1996-2001 University of Cologne (Philosophy and Sociology)
1997-2007 Ten years of writing about music and (a little) art ( jetzt Magazin, Tussi Deluxe and Spex amongst others)
2002-2007 Spex
http://andreapritschow.de/

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BRETTWOCHEN 06.03. – 20.06.2010!
March 12, 2010, 9:24 am
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“Brettwochen”
is the first exhibition from 5 skateboard photographers who used to live or are still living in Düsseldorf/ Germany…
Each photographer shows his own point of view on skateboarding and snowboarding. Action-shots and portraits from the past years will be exhibited at the Carhartt store in Düsseldorf from 6th of March until 20th of June.

Exhibitors are:
– Jo Hempel
– Simon Liersam
– Robert Christ
– Willy Nothers
– Tim Korbmacher

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