“Martin Boyce”

Rita Kersting backs up Yilmaz Dziewior at the head of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne

Rita Kersting has been appointed deputy director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, taking up her functions on 1 September. From 2001 to 2006, Kersting was director of the Kunstverein for Rhineland and Westphalia in Düsseldorf, where she co-curated, with Anette Freudenberger, “Zero Gravity”, a group exhibition presenting works by artists, namely including Thea Djordjadze, Martin Boyce, Martin Kippenberger, Isa Genzken, Georg Herold, and Hans-Peter Feldmann. Kersting is a fellow of the MoMA New York and a member of the supervisory board of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Since 2012, she has been the Landeau Family Curator of Contemporary Art at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. “Georges Adéagbo: Africa in Jerusalem” in 2016 and “We the people” in 2015 are amongst the latest exhibitions organised by her. Director of the Museum Ludwig, Yilmaz Dziewior has declared: “With Rita Kersting the Museum Ludwig has gained an extraordinary international expert on contemporary art who is known for her close cooperation with artists as well as her excellent contacts with private and public...

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Martin Boyce: When Now is Night

From 2 October 2016 until 31 January 2016, the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery will be holding a solo exhibition for artist Martin Boyce at the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design entitled “When Now is Night”. This will be Boyce’s first solo exhibition within an American museum, featuring his installations and sculptural works. They study the intricacies of modern art, architecture and the impact of design within contemporary culture and social dynamics, and the interpretation of organic forms. A winner of the 2011 Turner Prize, Martin Boyce is considered a figure at the forefront of the contemporary art movement over the last twenty years, and represented his native Scotland at the 2009 Venice Biennale. This exhibition will have on show several pieces from several stages throughout Boyce’s career, with an illustrated book with essays, unpublished plans, sketches, drawings, and source materials, which offer and inside look at Martin Boyce’s working process. Martin Boyce was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1967. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, he is well known for his 20th century modernist sculptures. The Tanya Bonakdar Gallery was established in 1994. It is located in New York City and features works by contemporary...

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Martin Boyce winner of Turner Prize 2011

Gateshead, 6 December 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). The famous Turner Prize evening ceremony took place on 5 December, at the Baltic Gallery in Gateshead. The host of the ceremony, and famous photographer in vogue, Mario Testino awarded this year’s Turner Prize to sculptor Martin Boyce, along with£25,000. Since its creation in 1984, the Turner Prize has become one of the most talked about and frequently controversial prizes of the English contemporary scene – as described by its organisers. Martin Boyce, born in Glasgow in 1967, is among the generation of Scottish artists who emerged in the 90s. His modernist artworks, which cross the borders between sculpture, design and architecture, won the judges’ votes over creations by the other three finalists; Georges Shaw, Karla Black and Hilary Lloyd. Boyce’s victory made bookmakers extremely happy, as he was favourite to win this year’s prize. For the first time, the Turner Prize moved away from the capital, and took place in the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. The finalists’ works are currently being exhibited in the Baltic Center, since 28 October up until 8 January 2012, and welcomed over 28,000 visitors in just one week. The Turner Prize was founded by a group called “The Patrons of New Art”, formed in 1982 with the intention of opening the Tate Gallery’s collections to contemporary art. Organisers named the prize after Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), describing that they wanted to award “a person who, according to the jury, contributed greatly to the art in the United Kingdom in the past twelve months”. That decision seemed particularly appropriate, considering the controversial position that the British painter stood in the art scene of his time, and the position he still holds today in the history of art. Moreover, Turner had thought about creating a prize for...

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Four nominated artists for Turner Prize

London, 5 May 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA) Four artists were nominated for the Turner Prize 2011. First of all: Karla Black, a Scottish sculptor living in Glasgow. The artist is known for combining sculpture and painting and she will represent Scotland at this year’s Bienniale in Venice. The last great exhibition devoted to her was “10 sculptures”, which took place in Nuremberg. Black uses materials from everyday life such as Vaseline, flour and most of all, plastic, in order to create abstract sculptures-paintings. She focuses on housewives’ chores. The second artist, Hilary Lloyd, is a film-director from London, who was born in 1964 in Halifax. She films people and explores their attitude and relationships in society, as well as the formation of their personalities. The interaction between man and society is of great interest to her. George Shaw is the third artist nominated for the Turner prize. He was born in 1966 in North Devon. He focuses on British suburbs and particularly on Coventry, where he grew up. He wishes to reproduce it down to the smallest details.  Shaw is also a photographer, draughtsman and writer. He makes performances and videos. Finally, Martin Boyce was born in 1967 in Glasgow, where he still works,as well as in Berlin. He is one of the greatest Scottish artists in the world.  Boyce is a sculptor combining design and architecture. His art criticizes the expansion of urbanism and private...

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