Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY

Sylvan Lionni

Sylvan Lionni reinterprets established hierarchies and dissolves cultural hegemony through appropriative techniques which deconstruct symbolic objects and their clichés. Familar icons are illuminated by a new vocabulary that serves to charter networks of analogy between lived and imagined form.

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Free Play, KANSAS, New York, NY

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Installation view. June 24 – July 30, 2011 KANSAS is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition Free Play, a group show featuring new works by Melissa Brown, Brendan Cass, Max Galyon, Jesse A Greenberg, Sylvan Lionni, Matthew Northridge, Shannon Plumb, Zach Rockhill and Tamara Zahaykevich. “Freeplay is the disruption of presence. The presence of an element is always a signifying and substitutive reference inscribed in a system of differences and the movement of a chain. […]

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

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April 22 - May 8, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.

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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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Objectified, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Work by Virginia Griswold

David Baskin, JAG, 2008 February 5 – April 17, 2010 An exhibition of new sculpture by artists David Baskin, Suzanne Broughel, Virginia Griswold, Kent Laforme, Sylvan Lionni, Jaye Moon and Claire Watson. Curated by David C. Terry and Matthew Deleget.    

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Installation view of Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

May 8-29, 2009

RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.

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Minus Space at P.S.1 Extended

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  Installation in cafe space Exhibition in cafe space continues until May 2009. (Boiler Room exhibition closed on January 26, 2009.)     MINUS SPACE Curated by Phong Bui P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate Long Island City, NY   The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. […]

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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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Minus Space, Curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate, Long Island City, NY

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October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.

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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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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

Don Voisine, Hamlin R-10, 2006, mixed media on foam, 8 x 8 inches

August 3 - September 2, 2007

A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.

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Hartmut Böhm featured in Minimalism and After, Tradition and Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present, New Acquisitions for the DaimlerChrysler Collection 2000-2006

Purchase on Amazon.com Conceived by Renate Wiehager of the DaimlerChrylser Collection, this new publication provides a much needed, more thorough overview of reductive art  practices — in both Europe and the United States — than previously published.  300 works by 150 artists, including MS artists Hartmut Böhm, Sylvan Lionni, Jan van der Ploeg, and Michael Zahn.  Buy this book.

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