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Group Exhibition “WASAK!” at ARNDT and ARNDT ART AGENCY in Berlin

From 8 December 2015 to 30 January 2016, there is a group exhibition “WASAK! Filipino Art Today” across two locations in Berlin at ARNDT Potsdamer Strasse 96 and ARNDT ART AGENCY A3 Fasanenstrasse 28. Curated by Norman Crisologo, the 19 exhibiting artists include: Zean Cabangis, Annie Cabigting, Buen Calubayan, Louie Cordero, Alwin Reamillo, José Santos III, Rodel Tapaya, Tatong Torres and Ronald Ventura. A publication will be published by DISTANZ Verlag to accompany the exhibition. The majority of the artists in the show have chosen painting as their primary medium, with a few exceptions that have dealt with assemblage and sculpture. All of the 19 participating artists included have witnessed the social and political upheaval of Philippines’ recent history which is where their ideas have nurtured and developed; natural disasters like earthquakes and floods; political ineptitude in the form of corruption and briberies; and longstanding bouts with poverty and urban overpopulation. The underlying motivation of the exhibition and accompanying publication in Berlin is to shed light on the fascinating contemporary art landscape in the Philippines for western...

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“Invisible Energy” at St Paul St Gallery

Until 27 March, St Paul St Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand is presenting a contemporary Japanese art group exhibition entitled “Invisible Energy”. The artists whose work is on display are: Meiro Koizumi, Erika Kobayashi, Hiroharu Mori, Yoshinari Nishio, Nobuko Tsuchiya, and Masahiro Wada. The exhibition explores contemporary production from Japan and its relationship to new media, contemplating the challenges and complexities of interpreting art from the country. It takes into account the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, looking at the aftermath of these incidents and how they have affected contemporary society. One of the most important works on display is Hiroharu Mori’s video Re: (2009), which incorporates text from an internet forum dominated by Japanese women. In the forum Mori asked these women to reveal personal details, and what kind of life they aspired to. He then selected 20 of the responses and hired a actor to perform them, resulting in a piece which includes elements of narrative fiction and the anonymous identities of the different...

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“Cluj Connection 3D” at Galerie Judin, Berlin

Galerie Judin in Berlin is currently hosting the exhibition “Cluj Connection 3D”, running until 11 April, which brings together the sculptures and installations of eight artists connected to the city of Cluj in Romania. Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin, Răzvan Botiș, Mircea Cantor, Radu Cioca, Ciprian Mureşan, Vlad Olariu, Cristi Pogăcean, and Gabriela Vanga are the eight selected artists, several of whom are already well established in the art world, and several of whom are more emerging artists. The show follows on from the 2006 exhibition “Cluj Connection”, curated by Jane Neal, which displayed works by Mircea Cantor, Ciprian Mureşan, Cristi Pogăcean, and Gabriela Vanga. With the recent success of Romanian painters such as Adrian Ghenie and Victor Man, the display aims to widen the international lens on the Romanian scene, putting sculptors and installation artists into the spotlight. The works on display grapple with existential questions about the human condition, often suggesting themes of death and fear, such as in one of Botiș’ pieces where a knife is hidden within an aloe vera...

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“Locals Only 2015” at Gallerie TAKSU Kuala Lumpur

Until 28 February, Gallerie TAKSU Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is hosting an exhibition entitled “Locals Only 2015”, giving an overview of new work produced by Malaysian artists. This exhibition takes place every year, and offers insight into the art work of local artists. The artists whose works will be displayed are: Meme, Najib Bamadhaj, Khairi Shamsuddin, Gan Tee Sheng, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Sabihis Md. Pandi, Shafiq Nordin, Khairul Izham, Khuzairie Ali, Azizi Latif, Nizam Abdullah, Nizam Rahmat, Dhavinder Singh, Rini Hashim, Fawwaz Sukri, Cinta Ayuandrea, Tan Lu Man, Mohd Fuad Arif , Zulkifli Lee, and Chong Soon...

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“Sotto Voce” at Dominique Lévy London

“Sotto Voce”, a group exhibition of works focusing on the use of abstract white relief, is to be held from 10 February until 18 April 2015 at Dominique Lévy’s London space. Artists on display at the exhibition include Piero Manzoni, Enrico Castellani, Fausto Melotti, Günther Uecker, Luis Tomasello, and Mira Schendel, amongst others. The exhibition aims to display how these artists used the medium to express a wide range of ideas, such as that of nothingness, hope, and transcendence. Cambridge academic Dr James Fox, an expert on the history of colour, has written a scholarly exhibition book to accompany the pieces. Dominique Lévy Gallery is widely known for its rigorously researched and curated exhibitions of historical figures.  Since opening in January 2013 in New York, the gallery has presented works by a strongly international repertoire of artists, including Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol....

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