Mark Dagley & John Nixon in Elementary Painting, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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An orange surface on a baking sheet with a simple white frame, or an orange accent on a small-scale canvas...? What is the deciding factor that differentiates painting and crafts as art forms? How do today's artists deal with the starting point of painting since this problem appeared to have been long resolved but is challenged once again by each generation? These are the kind of questions to which the Elementary Painting exhibition at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen devotes itself: It confronts the classic colour field paintings with situations which initially determine the paintings by their borders.

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Hartmut Böhm in Raw Materials: Vom Baumarkt ins Museum, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany

Raw Materials: Vom Baumarkt ins Museum, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany

Raw Materials: Vom Baumarkt ins Museum, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany

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Heimo Zobering, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

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Heimo Zobernig, Untitled, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 78 x 78 inches January 21 – March 3, 2012 Two spaces for an exhibition, one expects for an intervention playing on both spaces simultaneously, even a re-duplication. Heimo Zobernig is usually keen on working on the question of the double: the double of the artist, the double of the space, or the double of the piece whether it is with mirrors, in the video Heimo Zobernig explains […]

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

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Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3, 1980 Household paint on canvas 51 x 64 inches  January 14 – March 10, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last […]

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Frank Ammerlaan: UNLIT, PS projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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In January 1999, PS projectspace started in the living room of artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After more than 12 years of exhibitions organized at home, the project space moves to the studio building of Jan van der Ploeg at the Madurastraat 72, in the East part of Amsterdam.

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Tate St Ives, St Ives, England

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Mary Heilmann, Primalon Ballroom, 2002 October 8, 2011 – January 3, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last 50 years. It goes on to demonstrate the way in […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: All Systems Go!, Introducing Gerold Miller, Heimo Zobernig, and Beat Zoderer, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands

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Installation view. February 25 – March 26, 2011 Geometrical art takes on many forms and meanings. Sometimes a geometrical work of art is well defined in space, primarily the sculptures which originated within the sphere of minimal art. They possess an almost authoritarian, monolithic quality and relating to if not actually defining the space they’re in. The paintings by Jan van der Ploeg (1959, Netherlands) are not concerned with finite composition and can be thought […]

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Monochrome (Part Two), Gallery Lange & Pult, Zurich, Switzerland

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Installation view August 28 – October 9, 2010 Participating Artists: Jean-Michel Alberola, Francisco da Mata, Beni Bischof, Philippe Decrauzat, Andreas Golinksi, Mathieu Mercier, Gerold Miller, Olivier Mosset, Valentina Pini, Christian Robert-Tissot, Katja Strunz, Malgorzata Szymankiewicz, Luca Vitone, Carrie Yamaoka, Heimo Zobernig

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Pictures about Pictures: Discourses in Painting from Albers to Zobernig, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

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Poul Gernes, Zielscheibenbild / Target B, 1966-68 Opening: March 25, 2010 Curated by Renate Wiehager, “Pictures about Pictures. Discourses in Painting” – is the Daimler Art Collection’s exhibition title for the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna. About 130 works ranging from Classical Modernism and the post-war avant-garde via European Zero and Minimalism to international contemporary art are being presented. The exhibition is structured into thematic fields, each of which presents discursive references to historical and current […]

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Heimo Zobernig, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France

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Installation view Photo: F.Guillemeteaud May 16 – August 16, 2009 With this exhibition of the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig, the CAPC is carrying on the tradition of monographic projects devised for the spectacular nave of the Entrepôt. After studying set and scenery design in Vienna, Heimo Zobernig turned to art in the early 1980s. His early paintings involved different expressions of abstraction, ranging from the lyrical gesture to the serial geometric motif. His early sculptures […]

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Thomas Kalthoff, MOT International, London, United Kingdom

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  January 10 – February 15, 2009 MOT International founder Chris Hammond interviews artist Thomas Kalthoff. “One cold April afternoon in Cologne I spent a few hours at the studio of an artist I had recently been introduced to. We drank coffee and ate large slabs of gateau whilst discussing painting, Palermo and the Cologne scene in the 1980’s and 90’s. All the while I was flicking through a large pile of photographs of the […]

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Conversation: Sylvan Lionni and Michael Zahn

  The Great Mississippi Valley Flood, 1927   Michael Zahn: Buddy, the new work looks great.   Sylvan Lionni: Thanks, buddy.   Poly-crystalline solar panels, 2008   MZ: You’ve had reservations about paintings that would simply be seen as images of ephemera. That unease begs a question we’ve each contemplated for most of the time we’ve known one another. What motivates the work? How do you and it both remain engaged? How do these paintings […]

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Minimalism and After I: Objects for Imaginative and Real Use, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  Nic Hess, König Gerrit [King Gerrit], 2007 (detail) September 21, 2007 — January 27, 2008 The Daimler Art Collection presents the exhibition Minimalism and Applied I at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The exhibition explores the relationship that exists between minimalist formal language and applied art. As the subtitle of the exhibition suggests these ‘transfers’ can be useful for imagination, association and play. Our exhibition at the same time represents the […]

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Minimalism and Applied: Objects for Imaginative and Real Use, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  Andrea Zittel (foreground), Sylvan Lionni (back wall), Danica Phelps (right) September 21 — January 7, 2007 The artists engaged in minimalist, reduced aesthetics – from Josef Albers’ time as a lecturer at the Bauhaus in the 1920s through to contemporary positions, from Franz Erhard Walther and Heimo Zobernig through to Andrea Zittel and Leonor Antunes – have always worked on the transfer of their rigorous artistic concepts to the applied arts. These ‘transfers’ can […]

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