Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Museum of Everything at MONA - Tasmania, Australia

Andre Robillard, 'Fusil x USA Rapide 436 AD.RZ Arston', 1992. mixed media object, 33 x 97 cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

George Widener, 'untitled', 2016. mixed media on paper, 31 x 38cm
Courtesy Delmes & Zander

Karl Hans Janke, 'Pfeilflächenmaschine', 1950. pencil and ballpoint on paper, 29.7 x 42cm.  Courtesy Delmes & Zander


The Museum of Everything at MONA - Tasmania, Australia

The Museum of Everything will be taking over MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Tasmania, Australia in an expansive new exhibition opening on June 10th and running through till April 2018.


"The Museum of Everything is a travelling institution, which opened in London in 2009. Its purpose is to advocate for the visibility of art that falls outside the confines of the art world proper; the work of ordinary people, working far (literally or otherwise) from the cultural metropolis.

That word, ‘ordinary’, is an interesting one. Because oftentimes, the art that we are talking about — let’s call it the art of everyone — happens to be made by people who can only truthfully be described as extraordinary.

These artists don’t have degrees, but they might have visions or compulsions; they are transcendent scientists, self-taught architects, and citizen inventors; sometimes, they are dedicated followers of personal belief systems, or producing art from inside a hospital or prison. Some create their own visual folklore to sit alongside (or challenge) established histories of culture and place. ‘Our museum stretches, I hope, the possibility of who has the right to be considered an artist,’ says founder James Brett. But of course, not everybody is an artist. The collection is comprised of the passionate fringe, the outliers who concentrate the human propensity to make and create. They are simultaneously different, because that kind of intensity and ability is not available to us all (and especially not in the absence of the usual art-world rewards, such as money and cultural cachet), and yet they are also somehow the same, more familiar to us than the big art-world names will ever be.

This extra/ordinary tension complicates the category ‘art’, in its deepest sense. Is art typical, universal, even biological — or is it exceptional? Can we place elite art, that which is clearly tied to the desire for social status, next to apparently private forms of creative expression, and call them by the same name?

To answer these questions, as well as the important social-justice ones that accompany them, you must first widen your concept of art. It stops being about insider/outsider, us and them, and becomes instead a big, wobbly, cumbersome carryall; and once ‘everything’ is included, nothing is, and so the whole problem of terminology and definitions just dissolves, until you’re left with nothing but an action. The will to make thrives everywhere, even in the most unlikely places. That’s what our friends at The Museum of Everything are trying to show. And we want to help them, in the form of this exhibition. The occupation is an invitation." (...)


Featured Artists Include:
Morton Bartlett
Henry Darger
Karl Hans Janke
Miroslav Tichy
Horst Ademeit
Adelhyd van Bender
Alexander Lobanov
Andre Robillard
George Widener
Dietrich Orth
August Walla
Emery Blagdon
Aloise Crobay
Guo Fengyi
Augustin Lesage
Walter Potter
Judith Scott
Carlo Zinelli
Aloys Zotl
William EdmondsonACM (Alfred Corinne Marié)
Alikhan Abdollahi
Hilma af Klint
Albert
Kwame Akoto
Consuelo ‘Chelo’ González Amezcua
Noviadi Angkasapura
Anonymous
Anonymous maker of ‘The Woodbridge Figures’
Yasmin Arshad
Steve Ashby
Mary Barnes
Peter ‘Charlie’ Attie Besharo
Forrest Bess
George Beckstead
Benjamin Binder
Ion Bîrlădeanu
Aaron Birnbaum
Calvin and Ruby Black
Pearl Blauvelt
Reverend William Alvin Blayney
Julius Bockelt
Erich Bödeker
Hawkins Bolden
Sabo (Salvatore Bonura)
Giovanni Bosco
Uwe Breckner
Freddie Brice
Herman Bridgers
Aníbal Brizuela
David Burton
Marian Spore Bush
Raimundo Camilo
Dionne Canzano
Tom Carapic (Tomislav Sava Čarapić)
James Castle
Gaston Chaissac
Nek Chand (Nek Chand Saini)
Brian Chin
Mamadou Cissé
Derrick Alexis Coard
Clark Coe
Raymond Coins
Clive Collender
Felipe Jesus Consalvos
Alan Constable
Joseph Crépin (Fleury-Joseph Crépin)
Francesco Cusumano
Richard Dadd
William Dawson
Charles A. A. Dellschau
Louis DeMarco
Fernand Desmoulin
James Dixon
Hiroyuki Doi
Jim Dornan
Sam Doyle
Svetlana Dressen
‘Uncle Pete’ Drgac (Peter Paul Drgac)
Tarik Echols
Walter Ellison
Minnie Evans
Denis Ezhikov
Chase Ferguson
Giovanni Fichera
Reverend Howard Finster
Auguste Forestier
Aletvyna Fyzhova
Verba Frazier
Giovanni Galli
Willem van Genk
Hans-Jörg Georgi
Pietro Ghizzardi
Madge Gill
Joaquim Vincens Gironella
Richard Greaves
Daniel Green
Glendenning Hamilton (Thomas Glendenning Hamilton)
Peter Hand
Johann Hauser
William Hawkins
Hosea Hayden
Margarethe Held
Manfred Henke
Morris Hirshfield
Josef Hofer
Stan Hopewell
Georgiana Houghton
Reverend Jesse Howard
William Howard
Peter Hughes
Hector Hyppolite
Enrico Imoda
Vladimir Isaev
Karl Hans Janke
Jaw (Cehu’pa, also known as Oki’cize Tawa—His Battle—and Samuel Charles Jaw)
Alfred Jensen
Willie Jinks
Reverend Anderson Johnson
S. L. Jones (Shields Landon Jones)
Patrick Joyce
Karl Junker
Juva (Prince Antonin Juritzky)
Peter Kapeller
Roland Kappel
Katyusha (Ekaterina Skvortsova)
Bodys Isek Kingelez
Davood Koochaki
Zdenek Kosek
Norbert H. Kox
Julia Krause-Harder
Hans Krüsi
Viktor Kulikov
Toshiro Kuwabara
Paul Laffoley
Dominique Lagru
Pavel Petrovitch Leonov
Augustin Lesage
Larry Lewis
Georges Liautaud
Albert Lubaki
Leonid Lugovykh
Pascal-Désir Maisonneuve
Anthony Mannix
Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Miroslav Marsalek (aka Mirek or Dugogh)
Julian Martin
Chris Mason
Kunizo Matsumoto
Justin McCarthy
Malcolm McKesson
Aleksandr Medvedev-Petrov
M.E.N. (Melvin Edward Nelson aka Mighty Eternal Nation)
John Miles
Dan Miller
G. T. Miller (George Thaxton Miller)
R. A. Miller (Reuben Aaron Miller)
Vitaly Molka
François Monchâtre
Sister Gertrude Morgan
William Mortensen
J. B. Murray (John Bunion Murray)
Michel Nedjar
Vitaly Neiman
Masahiko Ooe
Francis Palanc
Michael Patterson-Carver
Jean Perdrizet
Alcides Pereira dos Santos
Reverend B. F. Perkins (Benjamin Franklin Perkins)
Reverend Samuel David Phillips
Elijah Pierce
Master Pixilô (Manoel Francisco Dias)
Francesco Ponte
Erin Punzel
Alevtina Dmitriyevna Pyzhova
Josef Karl Rädler
Martín Ramírez
Robert Rapson
Émile Ratier
W. C. Rice (William Carlton Rice)
Ray Ritchie
Prophet Royal Robertson
William Rice Rode
Vasily Tichonovich Romanenkov
Yuichi Saito
Takeshi Sakamoto
Nicolò Scarlatella
Hans Schärer
Paul K. Schimmack (Paul Karl Schimmack)
Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern
William Scott
Sava Sekulić
Tomoyuki Shinki
George Simmons
Mary T. Smith (Mary Tillman Smith)
Janet Sobel
Austin Osman Spare
L. C. Spooner (Lee Cordova Spooner)
Eric Stewart
Harald Stoffers
Marcel Storr
Ionel Talpazan
Katsuhiro Terao
James ‘Son’ Thomas
Martin Thompson
William Thomas Thompson
Bill Traylor
Lyudmila Trunova
William Tyler
John VanZile
Louis William Wain
Alfred Wallis
Melvin Way
Fred Webster
Myrtice West
Benton Wilkens
Terry Williams
Ted Willcox
Scottie Wilson
Josef Wittlich
Clarence and Grace Woolsey
Adolf Wölfli
Jim Work
William Wurfflein
Joseph Yoakum
Hideaki Yoshikawa
Francesco Zafarana
Anna Zemánková
Rosa Zharkikh
Bogdan Ziętek

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MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING

MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
655 Main Rd
Berriedale TAS
7011, Australia

Exhibition: 10th June 2017 - 2nd April 2018
Grand Opening: 10th June, 12pm - 6pm

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You can find the Facebook event for the Grand Opening here.
More on MONA here and The Museum of Everything here.
https://mona.net.au/
http://www.musevery.com/#main

Thursday, 18 May 2017

2017 Benefit Exhibition & Live Auction - White Columns, New York


TYPE 42, 'Carol Lynley', 1960s-1970s. mixed media on polaroid, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

HORST ADEMEIT, '4284, 07.12.2000' ; '4285, 08.12.2000'; '4286, 09.12.2000'; '4287, 10.12.2000'; '4288, 11.12.2000', 2000. inscribed polaroids, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (each). Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

ADELHYD VAN BENDER, 'Untitled', 1999-2014. mixed media on photocopy, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

2017 Benefit Exhibition & Live Auction - White Columns, New York

Exhibition: May 6 - May 20, 2017
Auction: May 20 at 7pm.

Proceeds from the auction help to support future exhibitions and programs at White Columns.

“It’s hard to imagine the last almost-half-century without White Columns. Scary might be a better word, or depressing. White Columns has changed my life a half-dozen times at the very least, and kept me on my toes for decades.” - Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine (...)

Donating artists include:

Michele Abeles
Joshua Abelow
Horst Ademeit
Artist Unknown
Alex Becerra
Adelhyd van Bender
Patrick Berran
Dike Blair
Suzanne Blank Redstone
Will Boone
Joe Bradley
Cecily Brown
Beverly Buchanan
David Byrd
Talia Chetrit
Billy Childish
Whitney Claflin
Anne Collier
Matt Connors
Jane Corrigan
Sara Cwynar
Cynthia Daignault
TM Davy
Marcel Dzama
Jeff Eaton
Liam Everett
Louise Fishman
Gerasimos Floratos
Denzil Forrester
Jeff Funnell
Jackie Gendel
John Giorno
Daniel Gordon
Kim Gordon
Ann Greene Kelly
Karin Gulbran
Ray Hamilton
Mona Hatoum
EJ Hauser
Daniel Heidkamp
Camille Henrot
Matthew Higgs
John Hiltunen
Evan Holloway
Chip Hughes
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Elizabeth Jaeger
Marcus Jahmal
Tony Just
Craig Kalpakjian
Melike Kara
Dawn Kasper
Barbara Kasten
Jan Kiefer
Matthew Kirck
Thomas Kovachevich
Ella Kruglyanskaya
Shio Kusaka
Maria Lassnig
Louise Lawler
Maggie Lee
Margaret Lee
Siobhan Liddell
Hilary Lloyd
Robert Longo
Nikki Maloof
Adam McEwen
Elizabeth McIntosh
Dan Miller
Lady Shalimar Montague
Jeanette Mundt
Aliza Nisenbaum
Paulina Olowska
Alex Olson
David Ostrowski
Veronika Pausova
Annie Pearlman
Amalia Pica
Jack Pierson
Michail Pirgelis
Walter Price
Tal R
Aurie Ramirez
Daniel Rios Rodriguez
Ry Rocklen
Collier Schorr
William Scott
Andres Serrano
Nancy Shaver
Bruce M. Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Peter Shire
Travess Smalley
Michael E. Smith
John Stezaker
Billy Sullivan
Tabboo!
Claire Tabouret
Miroslav Tichý
Wolfgang Tillmans
Betty Tompkins
Boris Torres
Jeffrey Tranchell
Stephen Truax
Type 42 (Anonymous)
Uman
Mary Weatherford
James Welling
Caroline Wells Chandler
Claudia Wieser
Michael Williams
Nicole Wittenberg
Matthew Wong
Jonas Wood
B. Wurtz

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You can find out more about the exhibition & auction here.
www.whitecolumns.org

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New Publication: "Eugen Gabritschevsky (1983 - 1979)"

Eugen Gabritschevsky, 'Religiöse Figuren für Almanach', 1953. Mixed Media on Paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

Eugen Gabritschevsky (1983 - 1979), Rousseau, V, Lombardi, S, de Galbert, A & Le Roux, N (eds), 2016, Snoeck, Ghent. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

New Publication - Eugen Gabritschevsky (1893 - 1979)

The catalog was published to accompany the touring exhibition that took place at La maison rouge, Paris, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, and which is currently on display at American Folk Art Museum, New York.
It features writings by Antoine de Galbert, Sarah Lombardi and Valerie Rousseau, among others.

"Throughout his life, Eugen Gabritschevsky displayed a precocious passion for the natural sciences, particularly entomology. Born in Russia, he completed advanced degrees in biology and genetics in Moscow, before pursuing postdoctoral studies in 1925 at Columbia University. Soon after he joined the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1927, his successful career was cut short by the deterioration of his mental health, leading to his admission into a psychiatric hospital in Germany in 1931. There, and for the rest of his life, Gabritschevsky elaborated a prolific, refined, and heterogeneous body of work—gouaches, drawings, and watercolors on paper—imbued with his early scientific interests, observation skills, and a propensity for experimentation. This first in-depth exhibition of Gabritschevsky’s relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than eighty artworks, a film, publications, and archival documents." (...)

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible
March 14, 2017–August 20, 2017
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY

Find out more on the exhibition here and on the publication here.
www.folkartmuseum.org/

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

ARTSY selects "The 9 Best Booth at Independent Brussels"



Installation view "Wesley Willis. Rock'N'Roll Superhighway" at Independent Brussels, Courtesy Delmes & Zander


Molly Gottschalk selects "The 9 Best Booth at Independent Brussels" for ARTSY - and includes us with the show WESLEY WILLIS Rock'N'Roll Superhighway

"For the second year, Independent Brussels spreads across six floors of Brussels’s historic Vanderborght building this week, dotting the former 1930s department store’s modernist walls with tightly curated exhibitions. And like its New York counterpart, which this March hosted a second run at its glossy new Tribeca home, Spring Studios, this year, Independent Brussels truly spreads its wings. (...)

Over 70 galleries and nonprofits, from 32 cities, participate in Independent Brussels’s 2017 edition. Among them are returning blue-chip galleries, like Barbara Gladstone and David Zwirner, whose Marcel Dzama-curated stand arguably steals the show. Notable newcomers include Sprüth Magers, Capitain Petzel, and Mendes Wood DM, which opened a Brussels outpost in the city earlier this week, adding to locations in São Paulo and New York.

“Galleries are getting more and more excited about what they can do here, and making statements that they wouldn’t be making at other fairs or in other cities,” said Mitterrand. “It’s bringing [the fair] to a new level.”

Nine of those participating have transformed their booths into full-scale exhibitions, taking the fair to a new level indeed. (...)




Delmes & Zander
Fourth Floor, Booth 10
With work by Wesley Willis

If you caught the gallery’s fantastic booth at Independent New York in March, featuring drawings by anonymous artist Disko Girls, it may be little surprise to see they’ve again selected works around the theme of music, to great success.

The booth features the intricate drawings of cult American rockstar Wesley Willis, who passed away in 2003, in which he rendered Chicago’s streets, skylines, and music scene in bic ballpoint pen and felt-tip marker (and the occasional crayon) for some two decades."
 
Read the complete article here
www.artsy.net