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Upcoming solo exhibition in Los Angeles

‘The Image will come at the Resurrection’

Solo exhibition with new work by Bibi Katholm (DK).

Curated by Alex White. Location: Daily Dose Art Space, 1820 Industrial Street, Los Angeles CA 90021. Exhibition dates: November 13 – December 17, 2015. Opening night: November 13, 6-9 pm.

Upcoming Artist Residency | 18th Street Arts Center

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Upcoming Artist Residency 1st October – 30th December 2015                                     18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica CA.
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Thunderdome’ at Blip Blip Blip in Leeds UK

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PV: 6pm – 9pm 11/06/14
OPEN: 12/06/14 – 28/06/14

Thunderdome is an exhibition of all exhibitions that have taken place at The Institute of Jamais Vu; a gallery space currently based in Haringey, London. Twenty shows have taken place there between November 2011 and May 2014, throughout three seasonal programmes.

A catalogue documenting these first three seasons at The Institute of Jamais Vu will be released specially alongside Thunderdome.

‘Luscious Liquid of Equilibrium´’, group show at Campbell Works

2d – 21st of june 2013

Group exhibition
3-21st July, 2013 Opening Night, 2nd July
Campbell Works, London, N16 6UN. http://www.campbellworks.org/
Curated by Shane Bradford for Campbell Works.

James Howard, Peter Lamb, Doyle & Mallinson, Ralph Dorey, Shane Bradford, Bibi Katholm, Kevin Hunt, Dmitri Galitzine


Luscious Liquid of Equilibrium

Gaia Theory (Lovelock) maintains that Mother Earth is a self-regulating system, an organism on a massive scale within which microorganisms interact to help generate the optimum conditions for their own survival. The world evolved the way it did in tandem with its inhabitants on a bio-geo-socio-political level to hold steady the idyllic conditions for the continued success of all concerned, the common good; the more contributors the steadier the controls.

Luscious Liquid Of Equilibrium seeks to illustrate this feedback loop on a literal level, applying it to the proliferation of artistic production under the conditions of ‘the exhibition’. Utilising Gaia as a kind of curatorial template, each artist deals with the complexities of excess input on their own terms, whilst the exhibition (in turn dealing with the proliferation of artists) fuses them together in a self-regulating system of its own. The show, therefore, relies on the diversity of its content to ensure the continued stability of its context.

This tautological premise opens the way, one might think, to a justification of a random selection of artists! However, the selection itself is contingent on a carrier gene common amongst this group that allows for random selection in the first place. This Darwinian-style process, if applied to the art exhibition, drives the identification of an artistic tendency willing to risk an unforeseen future, or an uncertain context, for the possibility of an alternative vista.

A certain ecological aesthetic pervades the high-powered present, describable perhaps as a techno-system of dog-eat-dog or an oceanic food-fight. The hubristic catastrophe of the individual is crushed by the speed of our contemporary technological moment, but dissolves over time to form a luscious liquid of equilibrium, hypothetically known as: a solution.

In an accidental frisson of harmony: a homeostasis of optimistic futures for the unconscious Mother-Cosm (also known as Artworld), the notion of a humanitarian collapse is merely a short-lived, localized anomaly, a symbiotic ingredient essential for an ultimately favourable outcome.

Words: Shane Bradford

In Case We Don’t Die”, group show, Torrance Art Museum L.A.

30th March – 18th May 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lisa DeSmidt, Event Coordinator, Torrance Art Museum
(310) 618-6342 LDeSmidt@TorranceCa.Gov
www.TorranceCa.Gov
www.torranceartmuseum.com

Torrance, Calif., February 28, 2013 – The Torrance Art Museum at the Joslyn Center (TAM) invites the public to attend an opening reception for new exhibitions on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 6 – 9 p.m. From 8-9 p.m. there will be a live performance by Dreamers, who describe themselves as, “An electrical storm of punk rock and minimal techno.” The opening reception is free to the public and no RSVP is necessary. The TAM is located at 3320 Civic Center Drive in Torrance. The following exhibitions will be on view from Tuesday, April 2 – Saturday, May 18, 2013. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.

 

Main Gallery:

In Case We Don’t Die (ICWDD)

These days potential catastrophes are everywhere you look. You can’t go outside or turn on the TV without reports of the world coming to an ‘End’ – global climate collapsing or terrorists planning new attacks. The world is so full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity. Assuming that we, against all odds, survive the terrifying pitfalls of the future, is creativity going to be the thing that saves us? Will our imagination become an escape route, a place where we can hide, or will it be the one thing that forcefully confronts us with the truth and gives us the strength needed to make a change? What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce and where would they find their inspiration? What influence would surviving a catastrophe have on our values, ethics and our perception of truth and how might this situation visualize itself in the art of the future? This pressure coming from a hyper tense society of doom is having a massive impact on the art being produced by the artists who manage to keep up their practice and it is forcing others to remain passive or paralyzed while waiting for a change of current that may never come.

One of the ways in which you can see contemporary art adjusting to the current circumstances is the merger between art and social politics, manifested in movements such as the Occupy movement. New media and the social networks have made it possible for spontaneous online societies to form, spread and organize themselves, and staging real life, long term protests that resemble cultural events or art performances, but also represent a new kind of radical democracy that aims to “occupy the future” and resurrect the hope that’s been lost.

The ICWDD Project was created to instigate a discussion about future creative spaces, temporary creative communities and networks, the current relationship between art and social politics and the potential of the shared creative process.

Bibi Katholm, Artist & Curator, ICWDD

Featured works by:
Andreas Emenius (SE), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Devin Troy Strother (US), Paco Pomet (ES), Mie Olise (DK), Ida Kvetny (DK), Theis Wendt (DK), Bibi Katholm (DK), Monique Prieto (US), Christine Gray (US), Frohawk Two Feathers (US), Chris Natrop (US), Per Hüttner (SE), Troels Carlsen (DK), Mamma Andersson (SE), Mai Hofstad Gunnes (NO), Asger Carlsen (DK)

In Case We Don’t Die is sponsored in part by:
OCA Office For Contemporary Art Norway
Statens kunstråd. Danish Arts Council

 

Gallery 2:

Software: 21st Century Ceramics from Los Angeles

Danny First, Mitsuko Ikeno, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Brian Rochefort, Kim Tucker
Curated by Jason Ramos

Featuring works by:
Danny First, Mitsuko Ikeno, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Brian Rochefort, Kim Tucker

 

The Dark Room Video Gallery:

In Case We Don’t Die
Video Row and lobby sculpture by Peter Everett
The Torrance Art Museum is the premiere visual art space to view contemporary art in the South Bay. It is a program of the City of Torrance Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department. The Cultural Services Division is responsible for City sponsored arts and culture initiatives held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and throughout the City.

Additional information about special events and upcoming arts programming at the Torrance Art Museum can be requested by email at torranceartmuseum@torranceCA.gov or by calling 310-618-3846.

For further info: www.torranceartmuseum.com