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Booth C09, Düsseldorf, Areal Böhler

ART DÜSSELDORF 2017

The opening hours of Art Düsseldorf are as follows:
Thursday November 16:      Official Opening
Friday November 17: 12.00 - 19.00
Saturday November 18: 11.00 - 19.00
Sunday November 19: 11.00 - 19.00   

Location
Booth C09, Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

ISAAC JULIEN (UK, 1960) is an award-winning British filmmaker and internationally renowned artist. His works straddle the border of different artistic disciplines, creating powerful visual narratives. He has been nominated for the Turner Prize, and his works have won several international awards. At Art Düsseldorf we will be showing works from his series Stones Against Diamonds, set in Iceland and based on the Brazilian architect and art critic Lina Bo Bardi's letter to her husband. 

He was visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Schools of Afro-American and Visual Environmental Studies, a research fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and faculty member at the Whitney Museum of American Arts. Julien is represented in both major public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Collection; Hirshhorn Collection, Washington D.C.; and the Louis Vuitton Art Foundation, Paris. In 2013, a monograph of his career to date, Riot, was published by MoMA, NY. 

 

HANS OP DE BEECK's (BE, 1969) spatial works, sculptures, site-specific installations, videos and photos of scenes of everyday life are deconstructions taken from their original context. Op de Beeck is subtle and somewhat romantic in his work. It is not just the high degree of care he takes in carrying out his technique, but his focus on small, often subconscious actions, such as silence, a look, a gesture, a symbol that alienate but also evoke a sense of enchantment.

Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world. The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Kunstverein Hannover; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; and Sammlung Goetz, Munich. His work has been invited for the Venice Biennale, Venice; the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai; the Aichi Triennale, Aichi; the Singapore Biennale, Singapore; Tate Modern, London; amongst many others.

 

JACCO OLIVIER (NL, 1972) works and lives in Amsterdam. Olivier attended the Rijksakademie and defines himself as a true painter. He uses video techniques to explore the process and act of painting. The moving images in his screenings show the process he went through in painting and offers a journey through the many layers of paint on the canvas. On show his latest work Heritage that depicts painterly space. Olivier: "It shows the earth seen from above, a river, maybe a palm tree in the snow, or simply moving painterly marks, it fixes position and gives a perspective. It's a circular fly-over, a space where the subject of painting lives."

 

Olivier has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianpolis; GEM, The Hague; Madison Square Park, New York; and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, among others. He has been shown in group exhibitions, including Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede; and the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice.

 

ANTHONY GOICOLEA (USA, 1971) is a first-generation Cuban American artist. He grew up in the Deep South of the United States of America, in the midst of the Cuban refugee crises, coupled with the advent of the AIDS crises, and the rise of the religious right. Goicolea was socially stigmatised for being Cuban, gay, and Catholic. These circumstances brought about a heightened awareness of social constructs, and the changing nature of identity in politics - a theme that continually influences his work. Goicolea explores themes ranging from personal history and identity, cultural tradition and heritage, to alienation and displacement.

The artist has exhibited widely, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington.; International Center of Photography, New York; Groninger Museum, Groningen; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. Goicolea's art is held in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 

RENATO NICOLODI's  (BE, 1980) architectural and sculptural work is monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he takes as inspiration to create his own visual language. It is only when the viewer steps onto the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he is invited to take part in a visual and physical search within the architectonic forms he has created. Different vantage points and views reveal subtle games of light gradations with the constantly recurring subjective black space, that remains inaccessible for the viewer, moving one into reflection. Pure formalistic language is given an almost sacred priority.

Nicolodi's work has been internationally exhibited, including at PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice; Underneath, Architect@work in Vienna, Copenhagen, and London; and Museum Beelden-aan-Zee, The Hague. Nicolodi's work is included in many public and private collections.

 

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ABOUT Anthony Goicolea

Anthony Goicolea (USA, 1971) is a first-generation Cuban American artist. He grew up in the Deep South of the United States of America, in the midst of the Cuban refugee crises, coupled with the advent of the AIDS crises, and the rise of the religious right. Goicolea was socially stigmatised for being Cuban, gay, and Catholic. These circumstances brought about a heightened awareness of social constructs, and the changing nature of identity in politics – a theme that continually influences his work. Goicolea explores themes ranging from personal history and identity, cultural tradition and heritage, to alienation and displacement.

The backbone of Goicolea’s practice is painting and photography. The key process of painting is a combina- tion of inks, paints, graphite, and enamel applied directly on layers of Mylar. By painting front and back layers of semi-translucent frosted Mylar lm, he adds and subtracts areas of varying opaqueness.

In the series “Anonymous Self-Portraits” displayed at Galerie Ron Mandos, Goicolea paints sexually ambiguous gures caught between various states of dress. Many of the faces are obscured by large elds of white oil paint, roughly corresponding to shifting shapes of clothing. These architectural shapes abruptly divide the body and simultaneously conceal and unveil key components of traditional portraiture. The identity of each sitter lies in the body language and gesture rather than on facial recognition. The feature of a gnarled hand, a twisted arm, or a hunched shoulder are the identifying factors that characterises each (seemingly) anonymous portrait as that of an individual sitter with his own unique, personal identity.

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ABOUT Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck (Be) produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it.

He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.

He has had substantial institutional solo shows at the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art of The Hague, The Hague, NL (2004); MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, B (2006); Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL (2007); the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US (2010); Kunstmuseum Thun, CH (2010); Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES (2010); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, IRL (2012); Kunstverein Hannover, D (2012); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA (2013); the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA (2013); FRAC Paca, Marseille, F (2013); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Boston MA, US (2014); MOCA Cleveland, OH, US (2014); Sammlung Goetz, Munich, D (2014); Screen Space, Melbourne, AU (2015); Espace 104, Paris, FR (2016); Art Unlimited, Basel, CH (2016); Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, AU (2017); Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE (2017); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE (2017); Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, IT (2017); ...

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ABOUT Isaac Julien

Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE RA, was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled Looking for Langston garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Having recently worked on conserving and restoring Looking for Langston images from his extensive archive, he exhibited of photographic works at Victoria Miro Gallery, London (2017), Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2016) and Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam (2016) with a screening of the film in its original 16mm print at Tate Britain.

Julien’s solo exhibitions and presentations include Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town (2017); Platform-L Contemporary Art Centre, Seoul (2017); The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); De Pont Museum, Netherlands (2015); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2013); The Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2009); Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005). His latest work, Stones Against Diamonds, was shown in 2015 as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme at the Venice Biennale, at Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Julien participated in the Venice Biennale at the inaugural Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th edition in 2017 with Western Union: Small Boats. Previously, he presented Kapital and directed Das Kapital Oratorio in the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in 2015. His work has also been exhibited in the 7th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2008); Prospect 1, New Orleans (2008); Performa 07, New York (2007) and in documenta 11, Kassel (2002).

Julien’s work is held in collections that include: Tate, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; the LUMA Foundation, Arles; the Kramlich Collection; the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town. In 2016 the Towner Art Gallery Collection (Eastbourne, UK) acquired Ten Thousand Waves (2010) as part of a Moving Image Fund program. Ten Thousand Waves, a globally acclaimed multiple screen installation work, premiered at the 2010 Sydney Biennale and has gone on to be exhibited extensively - recently at Platform-L in Seoul (2017) and Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2016) as well as the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2013, with whom he also published a comprehensive monographic survey of his life and work, titled ‘Riot’.

Julien has taught extensively, holding posts such as Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London (2014-2016) and Professor of Media Art at Staatliche Hoscschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany (2008 – 2016). He is the recipient of the James Robert Brudner ‘83 Memorial Prize and Lectures at Yale University (2016). Most recently he received the Charles Wollaston Award (2017), for most distinguished work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and in 2018, he was made a Royal Academician. Julien was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2017.

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ABOUT Jacco Olivier

Jacco Olivier fuses painting and filmmaking by repeatedly reworking paintings in generous casual brush strokes and systematically photographing each development. The various stages are combined into projected animations. The resulting films are enigmatic and experiential - moving in and out of abstraction they reveal the traces and decisions made by the artist in the process of painting. While there is a clear and quite complex process involved in their creation, Olivier does not set a thematic agenda for the works, or for their relationship to one another. The films are instead imagined as windows onto converging, and often elegantly simple, moments of daily life - a bus journey, a swim in the ocean, or a walk through the woods. At this convergence of painting and cinema, however, lies an uneasy tension, a feeling that something is about to happen or has just happened that is unexpected and beyond our control.

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ABOUT Renato Nicolodi

The architectural work of Nicolodi is clearly monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he uniquely processes. It is only when the viewer steps onto the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he is invited to take part in a visual and physical search within the architectonic forms he has created. Different vantage points and views reveal subtle games of light gradations with the constantly recurring subjective black space, that remains inaccessible for the viewer, coaxing one into reflection. Pure formalistic language is given an almost sacred priority.

Renato Nicolodi's work can be found in Moma San Francisco, collection of the province of Oost- Vlaanderen (BE), collection of the province of Vlaams-Brabant (BE), collection of the city of Genk (BE), collection of the city of Lokeren (BE), Achmea collection (NL), collectie of Houthoff Buruma (NL), the Design Vlaanderen Collection (BE) and many international private collections.

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