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Douglas Gordon at Akademie der Künste, Berlin

The Kollwitz Prize exhibition shows Gordon’s ever-growing multi-channel installation Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now on 93 freely arranged used monitors in one exhibition hall. The installation comprises 74 individual titles of the artist’s video and film works, amongst others “24 Hour Psycho” (1993), “Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake)” (1997), “Play Dead; Real Time” (2003), “k.364 – A Journey by Train” (2010), “Henry Rebel” (2011) and “Phantom” (2011). Unlike his monumental film installations, this retrospective overview rather explores the idea of a private video archive showing central subjects and formal strategies of Gordon’s works.

Douglas Gordon, born in Glasgow in 1966, splits his life between Berlin und Glasgow. Studies at the Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London. Numerous works in both private and public collections worldwide. Solo exhibitions in such museums as the Museum for Modern Art in Frankfurt/Main…

30th São Paulo Biennial 2012

The São Paulo Biennial was founded in 1951. It’s the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Biennale di Venezia, which was founded in 1895. In 2012, 110 artists are participating in the Bienal de São Paulo. Among them: Absalon, Bas Jan Ader, Charlotte Posenenske, Fernando Ortega, Kriwet, Robert Filliou, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Yuki Kimura. The title of this year’s São Paulo Biennial is A Iminência Das Poéticas (The Imminence of Poetics). The Biennial is curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas (Chief Curator), Tobi Maier and André Severo (Associated Curators), and Isabela Villanueva (Assistant Curator). The above video provides you with a walk-through of the exhibition. The 30th São Paulo Bienal runs until December 9, 2012.

30th São Paulo Biennial 2012. September 7, 2012. Video by Daniel Rubim.

Thomas Lawson "In the Shadow of the Beast" at David Kordansky Gallery, Culver City, California

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David Kordansky Gallery 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd. Unit A
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tel. 310-558-3030
Fax. 310-558-3060
David Kordansky Gallery is very pleased to announce In the Shadow of the Beast, an exhibition of new paintings by Thomas Lawson. Consisting of medium- and large- scale canvases, the show presents the latest developments in Lawson's on-going investigation of allegory and the human figure. The exhibition will open on September 8 and run through October 20, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 6:00 until 9:00pm.

For over thirty years, Lawson has explored the ways in which figurative representation allows for––and sometimes disrupts––the transmission of meaning. He has shown how images of the human form in art invariably take on a host of allegorical possibilities: the immediate, phenomenological pose of the viewer's own body before the artwork; the manipulated presence of the human figure in contemporary media outside …

Jay Erker "Cut Both Ways," Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 4-7pm, at Shoebox Gallery, Hollywood, CA

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Los Feliz Triangle Park Hollywood Blvd. & Prospect Ave. at Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
ShoeboxLA is very pleased to begin its second season with Los Angeles artist Jay Erker.For Cut Both Ways Erker presents, in book form, layered fashion advertisements whose subject matter has been clearly removed. Bodies of abstraction are created by the accumulation of layered pages and the subsequent interstitial spaces are shaped from the cut away figures. Eliminating the subject diverts attention from that which is meant to compel, focusing the viewer’s attention to the figure’s absence, the background of the originating image, and the newly constructed abstracted imagery. Erker received her MFA in film at California Institute of the Arts in 2001 and her BFA in photography in 1997 from the University of Florida. She co-founded Weekend, an artist-run space in Los Feliz, with husband John Mills.

For more information on "Cut BothWays" and on future events, please go to http…

Friedrich Kunath "Lacan's Haircut" and Blum and Poe, Culver City, California

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FRIEDRICH KUNATHLacan's Haircut 
September 8 - October 27, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 6-8pm

Friedrich Kunath's, Lacan's Haircut, is anchored by a large body of new paintings, this immersive exhibition will also include sculpture, floor coverings, video and an accompanying book entitled "You Owe Me a Feeling" with text by David Berman.

Kunath continues his exploration of the oppositional and the inherent dichotomy in every state of being. His search is for the ever elusive nature of the grasp of understanding. Pulled from outside to inside, from light to dark, from the humble to the vainglorious to the elated and the dejected, and back again, Kunath's world begs for an embrace, begs to be embraced.

Kunath's new paintings offer even more ambitious equations, with single picture planes, including variables as diverse as history painting, still life, comic book imagery, commercial illustration, nature photography and lyrical references. These …