Abigail Lane: Zoo 1994-2017
November 16 – December 22
In conjunction with Andréhn-Schiptjenko’s 25th anniversary, the autumn season 2017 is devoted to Future Revisited, a review of the past to glimpse the future. In the third exhibition on this theme, Abigail Lane will present an exhibition centered round her video work Never Never Mind, one of the works initially produced for Lane’s first exhibition in the gallery in 1997.
The show, comprising video, embroideries, objects, wallpaper and digital prints, springs from the numerous animal works Abigail Lane has made over the years. In most cases the depiction of animals, alongside other imagery and objects, has been an indication of psychological conditions. Almost all her animals are trapped: by the bondage of harness or wraps, weight of cover, the limitations of screen or frame. They are caught in the light and in the web of their structures, and so they are forming a zoo of neurological fragments. Almost all however have some glimmer of redemption – a claw cracks the surface of the paper, the eyes cut through to make a connection, or the sacrifice ensures an afterlife of sorts. And if not, repetition will keep them going.
Never Never Mind is a video work that is projected as a continuous loop. Originally shot in film it shows a sequence of pigeons flying in and out of the image frame; sometimes perched on its bottom edge for a moment, only to be pushed off by another bird; sometimes hurled into the white background. It is shot in black and white and edited in a rough fast way, producing a nervous effect. Its repetition and soundtrack, made by the Gregory Flickner Quintet, give a hypnotic quality, at first comic but as it progresses, a darkness develops. The work was first shown at Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 1997 and later at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, and at Victoria Miro, London, in 1998. Read more…
Abigail Lane: Zoo 1994-2017 November 16 – December 22 In conjunction with Andréhn-Schiptjenko’s 25th anniversary, the autumn season 2017 is devoted to Future Revisited, a review of the past to glimpse the future. In the third exhibition on this theme, Abigail Lane will present an exhibition centered round her video work Never Never Mind, one of (Read more…)
Palle Torsson & Tobias Bernstrup Meltdown Revisited 30 November – 22 December Opening on Thursday November 30, 5 – 8 pm Andréhn-Schiptjenko proudly presents Palle Torsson & Tobias Bernstrup’s pioneering game art project Museum Meltdown from 1996-1999. This was among the first examples of artistic modification of a video game – a tradition that later (Read more…)
Jacob Dahlgren belongs to a generation of contemporary artists who have taken the constructive-geometrical tradition a logical step further, and in that way arrived at completely new approaches. His materials consist of simple, mass produced everyday objects which he finds in department or DIY stores. Dahlgren employs plastic coat hangers, pencils, folding rulers or rip (Read more…)
Nandipha Mntambo’s solo exhibition, Material Value, presents artworks that span an entire career of using cow hide and the cultural, historical, and universal associations we attribute to this medium. The obsessive use of bovine by-products and the complex associations we attribute to cattle allows a multiplicity of readings of Mntambo’s work. The idiomatic and proverbial (Read more…)
Xavier Veilhan – Films et Performances, 2002-2017 Xavier Veilhan and Timothée Chaillou in Conversation Texts: Arnauld Pierre, Yves-Noël Genod, Claude Lévêque, Charles Aubin, and Laetitia Masson Language: French and English Publication: November 2017 ISBN: 978-2-37372-000-6 A major figure of the French arts scene, Xavier Veilhan (born in 1963) lives and works in Paris. His work (Read more…)