Alla inlägg under augusti 2009

Av Lars Vilks - 31 augusti 2009 09:03

Amy Simon, born in New York City 1957, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She works with photography and installations. Her work is about memory and affiliation. Exhibitions include Kulturhuset, Stockholm 2008, Venice Biennial 2009.

In Ladonia Biennial Amy Simon is showing a photo project, A Similar State of Mind. This picture is showing the special Door Handle in Ladonia. For Ladonian citizens it is a symbolic gesture to seize this handle.

Picture HERE.
Av Lars Vilks - 30 augusti 2009 20:40

Joan Jonas was born in New York City in 1936. She is a pioneer of video and performance art and one of the most important female artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She began her career in New York City as a sculptor. By 1968 she moved into what was then leading edge territory: mixing performance with props and mediated images, situated outside in natural and/or industrial environments. She has developed her performance to be a combination of live performance, videowork, drawing, reading, sound, music, and installation. Today she has become one of the most well-known artists in the contemporary artworld.

 She is exhibiting her work all over the world. She participated in Documenta 2002, São Paulo and Sydney Biennials and Yokohama Triennial in 2008, Venice Biennial in 2009.  

Her work in Ladonia Biennial: Reading Dante

Av Lars Vilks - 27 augusti 2009 21:50

Paul Chan was born in 1973 in Hong Kong and currently lives in New York City. He received his BFA in video and digital arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his MFA in film, video, and new media from Bard College. His recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the New Museum, New York (2008); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, (2007); Serpentine Gallery, London (2007); The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, (2006-07); Portikus, Frankfurt, (2006); Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall (2006); Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2006); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005); and The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2005). Selected group exhibitions include The Venice Biennale 2009, The Turin Triennale, Turin (2008); The Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2007), The 2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; New Work/New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005); 8th Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France (2005); Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2004).

His homepage is worth visiting.  

Work in Ladonia Biennial: Homage to Henry Darger

Av Lars Vilks - 24 augusti 2009 22:40

Nathalie Djurberg was born in 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden and received a master's degree from Malmö Art Academy. Djurberg has also had solo shows at the Prada Foundation, Milan; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2008, she was awarded the Carnegie Art Award, Scholarship for a Young Artist. In the Venice Biennial 2009 she received a Silver Lion for Promising Young Artist. Djurberg lives and works in Berlin.

Djurberg’s animations bring to life stories and scenarios from the furthest reaches of her subconscious mind. The evil nature of her characters’ actions is somehow made acceptable and even humorous because they have been made from plasticine. Djurberg offers no moral messages in her videos and seems to delight in exposing the viewer to the wickedness of her creations. 

Work in Ladonia Biennial I am not two I am one

Picture HERE

Av Lars Vilks - 23 augusti 2009 11:41

Koo Jeong-a was born in Seoul in 1967. Her subtle installations, which allude to the histories of Performance and Conceptual art while poetically highlighting seemingly unimportant everyday items and materials, often border on the invisible. For the exhibition Unfinished History at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1998), the artist created a shelter in the corner of the gallery, where she hid during the installation of the exhibition. When the shelter was removed, the artist had filled the corner with papier-mâché. This trace of her presence was titled Humpty Dumpty. Oslo (1998) is a miniature landscape of crushed aspirin on a small wooden base in the corner of a dimly lit room, and South (2000) consists of an overheated room and a mound of red earth assembled on a table.


Jeong-a has had solo exhibitions at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1994 and 1997), Moderna Museet in Stockholm (1998), and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2004), among other venues. She has shown regularly in group exhibitions since 1994, including the Venice Biennale (1995, 2001, 2003 and 2009), Kwangju Biennale (1997), International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Yokohama (2001), and Biennale of Sydney (2004). In 2002, she was a finalist for the Guggenheim Museum's Hugo Boss Prize. She lives and works in Paris.

Work in Ladonia Biennial: Mothballousss

Av Lars Vilks - 20 augusti 2009 20:06

Roberto Cuoghi was born in 1973 in Modena, Italy, and lives and works in Milan. Cuoghi studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, graduating in 2001. His group exhibitions include Torino Triennial 2005, Berlin Biennial 2006. He received an honorary mention in the Venice Biennial 2009.

He bizarrely owes part of his popularity to a will to disappear. In a reverse dandyst act of self-editing, refinement and artificiality, Cuoghi has started to wear the clothes that his father gave him and began to gain weight to fit them, only to found himself transformed in a 60 years old looking man - receding hairline and greying beard included - when he was in his late twenties. The process of transformation, far from being harmless to the artist's health has been the base for a series of works which held allusion to Andy Warhol's identity-play with cartoonish, super-stylized appearances.

In the biennial the artist is exhibiting a new version of the song Shanghai Rose which he used in Venice, his project Šuillakku (2008), which is about Assyro-Babylonian history and mythology. After an extended period of research involving historians, archaeologists, ethno-musicologists, linguists and industrial designers, Cuoghi produced a sculpture and a sound installation; a sculpture installation about his shift of identity; the video work Foolish Things (2002).


Av Lars Vilks - 18 augusti 2009 17:31

William Forsythe (born 1949 in New York City) is an American dancer and choreographer resident in Frankfurt am Main. He is known internationally for his work with the Ballett Frankfurt (1984-2004) and The Forsythe Company (2005 - present). His early dance works are acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form, while his more recent works have further extended his research on the performative potentials of dance and his investigation of choreography as a fundamental principle of organization.

 In 1994, Forsythe authored a pioneering and award-winning computer application Improvisation Technologies: A Tool for the Analytical Dance Eye which is used by professional companies, dance conservatories, universities, postgraduate architecture programs and secondary schools. 2009 marks the launch of Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing,reproduced, an interactive web project developed in collaboration with The Ohio State University which offers extensive interdisciplinary insight into the complex structures of choreographic thinking.

In the biennial the artist has three works:

1. One Flat Thing Reproduced (2000)

2. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (1996) (Music by Franz Schubert, Symphony no. 9)

3. Bag Ladies (especially made for the biennial) – with the artist’s voice singing instructions to the dancers.

Av Lars Vilks - 16 augusti 2009 18:36

SIMON STARLING (ranking on artfacts: 191) was born in 1967 in Epsom England and is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, he was the recipient of the coveted Turner Prize in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize in 2004. He currently lives in Berlin and is Professor of Fine Arts at the Staedelschule, in Frankfurt Germany. He has exhibited widely including the Biennial de Sao Paulo and the Busan Biennal in 2004 and he represented Scotland at the Venice Biennial in 2003. He exhibited in the international exhibition at the Venice Biennial in 2009.

The installations of Simon Starling deal with natural and cultural processes of transformation. Each installation develops from a series of mental and practical steps that recall an experimental setup and at the same time describe a metamorphosis. The objects in space and the artist’s comments on their history constitute a unity. From the outset, the subject of Simon Starling’s work has been the labour expended to produce it. He displays the end result of carefully planned processes, and although the viewer only sees a reconstructed object, they are encouraged to consider the story behind its construction and transformation.   

In Ladonia Biennial Simon Starling has made a new version of his project ("Swiss Connection”) from 2005: By night the Swiss buy... (The whole title will appear in the video).

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