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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Rudolf de Crignis: MATRIX 245, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

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Though the Swiss-born Rudolf de Crignis (1948–2006) suffered an untimely death at the age of fifty-eight, the artist left behind a large and magnificent body of work, including a vast collection of the meditative paintings for which he is renowned.

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Rudolf de Crignis: New York 1985-2006, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY

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Margarete Roeder Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of Rudolf de Crignis New York 1985–2006, published by Radius Books, Santa Fe with a foreword by Lawrence Rinder, a text by Georg Imdahl, and an interview with the artist by Joseph Cunningham.

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Andrew Huston, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

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Detail of work by Andrew Huston June 11 – July 30, 2011 Hebel _121 is delighted to present New York based artist Andrew Huston for the first time with a site specific installation . Continuing his interest with reflective materials and mirrors, Huston has installed curtain walls of aluminum leaf on fabric mesh, a floor to ceiling installation of receding panels that occupy the central space of the gallery. The metal leaf gilded on to […]

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Daniel Göttin: Concrete Relations, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

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Daniel Göttin, Skizze Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Zurich, 2011 June 10 – July 16, 2011 Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie is very pleased to present paintings, objects and installation works of the past 20 years in Daniel Göttin’s (wel)come back exhibition to Switzerland entitled Concrete Relations. After traveling and punctuating landscapes and exhibition spaces from the United States, Japan and Australia to Basel’s neighboring Hégenheim (FR), it seems timely to return to Zurich 10 years after his 2001 […]

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John Beech and Kathrin Kunz, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

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John Beech, Small Rolling Platform #69, 2010 Plexiglas, enamel paint, cloth, and casters 5 x 18 x 6 inches April 20 – May 21, 2011 New York artist John Beech will make new sculpture on site for his upcoming exhibition at Galerie Gisèle Linder in Basel. Beech does not view this project as an installation, but rather as a group of individual works that are related yet distinct. The sculpture is fabricated from ordinary building […]

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Atsuo Hukuda, Color and/or Monochrome, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

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Installation view March 19 – April 9, 2011 Atsuo Hukuda has shown his Color and Monochrome paintings at Hebel_121 for the first time in 2005, together with Kenzo Onoda, a light and performance artist also from Japan. Atsuo Hukuda has been producing his Color and Monochrome works since 1990. In his one man show at Hebel_121, he will present a new development in his work. Atsuo Hukuda is engaged in bringing together old traditional Japanese […]

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Silvia Bächli: Fjall, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY

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Silvia Bächli, Untitled, 2010 Gouache on paper 24 x 18 inches February 24 – April 2, 2011 Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present Fjall, an exhibition of new drawings by Silvia Bächli. The exhibition takes its name from the Icelandic word for the mountainous landscape of the far north. Many of Bächli’s recent works relate to the forms and colors of these remote highlands, their moss, lichen, creeks, rocks, and stones. Bächli’s work has […]

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Beat Zoderer: New Works, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Waterloo, Australia

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February  24 – March 19, 2011 Internationally famous Swiss artist Beat Zoderer returns to Australia and together with one of Sydney’s leading artists A.D.S. Donaldson they have installed ‘Working’ at thirtyseven degrees – Contemporary Fine Art Gallery. Beat Zoderer, who both, radically reworks readymade materials, often transforming everyday objects from a wide range of cultures into startling works of art is at the same time a sensitive and spectacular sculptor in the more formal sense. […]

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Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure

Installation view of Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure, MINUS SPACE, 2011

February 5 - March 12, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure. This is the Australian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States and it will feature a new site-specific painting installation.

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John Nixon: EPW 1980-2010; and Justin Andrews: PROJECTION, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

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Installation view. January 8 – March 5, 2011 In the ‘front space,’ John Nixon has installed a selection of his works from three decades of the EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING WORKSHOP, EPW: 1980-2010. As he lives in Australia and travels internationally, works are often made in situ using local materials in the days before the opening. At Hebel_121 works produced in different cities over a period of years are brought together for the exhibition. Each exhibition is […]

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Peter Halley: Works from the 80’s, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland

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Peter Halley, Yellow Cell with Triple Conduit, 1986 Acrylic, day-glo acrylic, and Roll-a-Tex on canvas 196 x 196 x 8.5 cm Galerie Andrea Caratsch will be showing an exhibition of works from the 80’s by the American artist Peter Halley. In 1981, one year after returning to New York, Peter Halley creates his first seminal works. The experience of urban alienation, isolation and psychological stress are reflected in gloomily painted rectangles and lines, depicting walls, […]

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Robert Swain: Primary Research

Detail of paint samples from the artist’s color library, arranged by hue, value, and saturation

October 23 - December 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the solo exhibition Robert Swain: Primary Research. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will focus on his life-long investigation into color sensation.

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Dan Flavin, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

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Dan Flavin, Untitled (to Barry, Mike, Chick and Leonard) 1972-1975 Yellow and pink flourescent light 8 feet high x 8 feet wide installed in a corridor September 10 – October 30, 2010 The Paula Cooper Gallery will present an exhibition of four early Dan Flavin works, produced between 1964 and 1975. The exhibition will provide a look into Flavin’s varied configurations of paired contrasting colors, centering on a major “corridor” piece of pink and yellow […]

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Peter Soriano: Dimensions Variable, Federico Seve Gallery, New York, NY

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Peter Soriano, Other Side #81 (AMDI), 2010 Steel Cable, aluminum pipe, and spray paint Dimensions variable September 24 – Saturday, November 6, 2010 I am drawn to that polarity between movement and stasis. I think I needed to rid myself of making forms to get closer to this situation between the spatial and the planar, the sculptural and the drawn, between the decision and the doubt. I am looking for a transparency between thought and […]

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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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Pierre Juillerat: Alpha Floor, dr. julius | ap, Berlin, Germany

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Pierre Juillerat, B_76.5215, 2009-2010 Lacquer and acrylic dispersion on canvas 220 x 170 cm September 2 – October 3, 2010 The solo exhibition alpha floor of Swiss painter Pierre Juillerat is a consistent continuation of the New Concrete and Constructive Art program by dr. julius | ap. Juillerat‘s work expands the range of the artists represented by dr. julius | ap with a strictly geometric painting position. In most cases, Juillerat‘s paintings show stripe and […]

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Dutch Connection, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

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Installation view with works by (l-r) Jan Maarten Voskuil, Evi Vingerling, Marius Lut, Geeske Bijker, Tonneke Sengers June 12 – August 7, 2010 Participating Artists: Steven Aalders, Linda Arts, Geeke Bijker, Rene van den bos, Jasper van der Graaf, Jose Heerkens, Arjan Janssen, Ditty Ketting, Klaas Kloosterboer, WJM Kok, Marius Lut, Jan van der Ploeg, Tonneke Sengers, Evi Vingerling, Jan Maarten Voskuil

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Rob List: Performances, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY

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Rob List in The Figure Series June 4-27, 2010 Rob List with Melissa Cisneros, Diego Gil, Constance Neuenschwander, Olivia Reschovsky, Tjebbe Roelefs, and David Weber-Krebs Parker’s Box is delighted to announce a collaborative, interactive, performance project by Amsterdam-based artist, Rob List. Rob List’s performance work has enjoyed a constant international presence since the early nineteen-eighties despite the fact that his practice has remained particularly difficult to categorize. The work has often been seen as both […]

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Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

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Rafael Ferrer, Exterior installation Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1969 June 8 – August 22, 2010 El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce that Retro/Active, The Work of Rafael Ferrer, the first solo exhibition in a museum to examine the breadth and depth of the artist’s influential production over the last 55 years, will be on view June 8 – August 22, 2010. The travelling retrospective, curated by Deborah Cullen, […]

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Franz Erhard Walther, De l’origine de la sculpture: 1958-2009, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland

Installation view February 17 – May 2, 2010 A major retrospective of Franz Erhard Walther’s work From 17 February to 2 May 2010, Mamco will be hosting the most important retrospective devoted to Franz Erhard Walther (1939, Fulda, Germany), one of the artists associated with the museum since its founding. Indeed, Mamco has followed his work for many years. De l’origine de la sculpture, 1958-2009 (On the Origin of Sculpture, 1958-2009) will be the largest […]

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Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs

Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs installation view

February 6 - March 13, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new immersive installation by Basel, Switzerland-based artist Daniel Göttin entitled Network 45 with Signs. For the past 20 years, Göttin has focused on making temporary, site-specific interventions that examine the subjective nature of perception. His installations, always consisting of common industrial materials, such as tape, carpet, and paint, playfully respond to the specific characteristics of an architectural site and activate the viewer's relationship to it.

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Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

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Helio Oiticica Vermelho cortando o branco, 1958 Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 cm The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston & Projeto Helio Oiticica November 19, 2009 – February 21, 2010 Haus Konstruktiv completes its exhibition programme for 2009 with the presentation of one of the most significant collections of Brazilian Concrete-Constructive art: “Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil” showcases for the first time in Europe […]

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Julian Dashper, Daniel Göttin, Tilman & Jan van der Ploeg in Composite Visions, Centre d’Art Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Daniel Göttin, Transformer 2, 2008 After 2step, minimalpop, Painted Objects, Double Exposure, A Bit O’ White, My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, Yo, Mo’ Modernism, With Your Eyes Only, COMPOSITE VISIONS is the ninth touring group exhibition organized by CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium. Since its last theoretical stance as a sublime yet powerful art form, creating a new -ism and ironically also stating the end not only of painting but possibly also of visual art in […]

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Beat Zoderer: Sourceless Fields, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

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Beat Zoderer, Flicken-Pavillon No.1/08, 2008 Acrylic paint on strips of sheet metal, strings, wires, riveted 440 x 770 x 580 cm Temporary installation at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich October 9 – November 22, 2009 Bartha Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Swiss artist Beat Zoderer. The artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery entitled ‘Sourceless Fields’ will feature recent Eternit reliefs, sculptures as well as works on paper. Made since the […]

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Voids: A Retrospective, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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September 13 – October 11, 2009 With Voids: A Retrospective, the Kunsthalle Bern offers an opportunity to explore a crucial chapter in the history of art. Following Yves Klein’s exhibition at the Iris Clert gallery in 1958, the empty space became a recurrent artistic theme. This chronological retrospective exhibition brings together nine empty exhibitions by Yves Klein, Art & Language, Robert Barry, Robert Irwin, Stanley Brouwn, Bethan Huws, Maria Eichhorn, and Roman Ondák. Yves Klein’s 1958 emblematic […]

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