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Zsofia Keresztes is part of L'espirt Sourterrain at Domaine Pommery
L'espirt Souterrain

Opening September 13
September 14, 2018 - Juni 20, 2019
Domaine Pommery
Simon Mathers at aqbar, London
Upcoming at aqbar London:

Simon Mathers

opening September 22, 2018

The garages on Ellsworth St
Garage 18
Bethnal Green
London, UK
Barbara Kapusta at VIS Hamburg
"We meet in order to rest, to recover, to linger, and to reclaim; to restore the possibility of breaking up, to be with one another, to quarrel and to reconcile. We form unions and alliances to make this place by playing."

Barbara Kapusta - We Make the Place by Playing
Opening 24 August 2018, 7 pm
Reading 8.30 pm

Exhibition 25 Aug. – 2 Sep. 2018

Sebastian Jefford is part of Young London 2018 at V22
22 September - 4 November 2018, 12–6PM
V22 Silvertown Studios

Young London returns for the fourth instalment in the series, with an ambitious expanded format that extends the duration, reach and support of previous years.

Curated by Rowan Geddis, Young London 2018 continues V22’s plan for regular large-scale exhibitions of some of London’s most talented and exciting emerging artists. Young London 2018 will present both new and recent works, many being commissioned and/or site-specific.

Hannah Bays, Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Stewart Cliff, John Costi, Diego Delas, Jacob Farrell, Justin Fitzpatrick, Carl Gent, Duncan Gibbs, Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Sebastian Jefford, Andrew Miller, Benjamin Orlow, Luke Overin, Mathew Parkin, Harriet Rickard, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Eleanor Sikorski, Isabelle ZhiZhi Southwood and Freddy Tuppen

Simon Mathers is part of "Real Monsters" at Clages, Cologne
AHHHHH! REAL MONSTERS!
curated by Lena Albers and Haris Giannouras

With ARBIT CITY GROUP, JUAN PÉREZ AGIRREGOIKOA, COSIMA VON BONIN, WALKER BRENGEL, OLIVER HUSAIN, SIMON MATHERS, CLAUS RICHTER, FRANCES SCHOLZ, PHILIPP TIMISCHL, BERNHARD WALTER

Opening: Friday, 7 September 2018, 6-10 pm

8 September until 20 October 2018

Artnet: Zsófia Keresztes is one of the 5 outstanding artists at Liste
5 Standout Young Artists to Discover at Liste 2018
Here are the rising stars of Liste founder Peter Bläuer’s valedictory fair.

"The Budapest-based artist Zsófia Keresztes is disturbed by the concept of digital anthropopgagy, which describes a modern phenomenon whereby the digital and corporal realism of life have begun to eat into each other, morphing symbiotically (or cannibalistically) into some strange new hybrid. In her art, this disturbance gives rise to totemic sculptures that she makes to visualize the binary life form that’s gestating, and—meticulously handmade from cut-glass mosaic, à la Niki de Saint-Phalle—they imagine a gloopy, tribal, self-wounding specter that isn’t all that optimistic. Its head impaled upon two spears, one sculpture at Liste looks positively bummed out, its multicolored nylon hair spilling down with unenjoyed vanity..."
Marina Faust in "Class Reunion" at MUMOK Vienna
Class Reunion

Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection

MUMOK, Vienna

Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Barbara Kapusta is part of "VICE VERSA: Our Earth is their Moon, our Moon is their Earth" , June 9–September 30, 2018
VICE VERSA: Our Earth is their Moon, our Moon is their Earth
m3 festival/ Art in Space
June 9–September 30, 2018

Opening: June 8, 6–10pm
CAMP, Vyšehradská 51, Prague 2, Czech Republic

Kunsthalle Praha
Historical city centre
Prague
Czech Republic

Participating artists: Hynek Alt, Matyáš Chochola, Jasmina Cibic, Viktor Dedek, Deniz Eroglu, Feld72, Liam Gillick, Anna Hulačová, Christian Jankowski, Barbara Kapusta, David Maljkovic, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Antonis Pittas, Boris Ondreička, Lisa Reitmeier, Sofie Thorsen

Curated by Significant Other: Laura Amann & Jen Kratochvil
Organized by Studio Bubec
Zsofia Keresztes is part of ORIENT
Zsófia Keresztes is part of ORIENT, curated by Michail Novotny.
Opening dates:
21/4-27/5/2018 - kim_, Riga
20/6-19/8/2018 - Bozar, Brussels
22/9-16/12/2018 - Bunkier Sztuki
Nils Alix-Tabeling - Le Bétyle d’Ail, hostes by Komplot
The Bétyle d’Ail is a new performance by Nils Alix-Tabeling, produced and curated by Komplot. The performance, inspired by Marcel Aymé’s novel ‘La Vouivre’, borrows from the visual language of an Operetta to display a love relationship between a mythical creature from French pagan folklore, and a macabre sculpture of a fallen medieval soldier. Both characters compose together one body, the rotten soldier is merging with the slithery creature, digested by her, her dress forms her lair and her lair is composed of his reorganised body parts. In this way the living-dead and the immortal fairy can engage in a lighthearted conversation on the parameters of their mutual immortality, while witnessing their merging. The operetta will unfold the thematics of sexuality, desire and frivolity, seen here as as positive and critical notion opposed to dogmatism. The play salutes queer authors like Colette and Verlaine in a grotesque and macabre celebration of the human body in its glorious grossness and chthonic drives toward the inner cavities, seen as spaces of merging together and organic conversations.

Realised with the support of FWB and City of Brussels
and the participation of Andrea Baglione
Gianni Manhattan at Liste 2018
Gianni Manhattan is pleased to annouce our first participation at Liste Basel with a solo presentation by Zsófia Keresztes.
Zsófia Keresztes at Karlin Studios, Prague
Zsófia Keresztes - Facing Enemies, Melting Opposites
Curated by Domenico de Chirio

Opening: February 21, 2018, 6 pm
Exhibition: February 22 - April 15, 2018
Barbara Kapusta "Empathic Creatures" at Ashley Berlin
Empathic Creatures is the first solo show by Austrian artist Barbara Kapusta in Germany. The artist presents a new series of works including a film, sculptures and a text that emanate from the artist’s interest in female science fiction and the correspondence between the body and speech. Empathic Creatures describes a post-apocalyptic scenario, which is inhabited by four characters deeply in need for exchange after the exhaustion and collapse of a political system, while at the same time struggling with the evolution of this new community.
Simon Mathers "Bad Butter" at Lyles & King, New York
Lyles & King is pleased to present Bad Butter, an exhibition of a new paintings by British artist Simon Mathers, on view January 12 – February 11, 2018. Bad Butter and the imagery of Mathers’ paintings stem from the artist’s reflection on the food and dairy industry with its various emulsions offering a metaphor for paint. Mathers describes the transition from the natural phase of dairy production, which involves nurturing, to the synthetic phase, which involves chemistry, as alchemy. In particular, a northern Renaissance pastoral scene, with a working clock ensconced in the painted clocktower, triggered Mathers’ thinking about practicality, and process and looking as duration.
Zsófia Keresztes was awarded the Esterhàzy Contemporary Art Prize 2017
Congratulations to Zsófia Keresztes, who was awarded the prestigious Esterhàzy Contemporary Art Prize 2017.
The Esterhazy Art Prize is one of the most important independent art prizes in Hungary and it is awarded every two years since 2009. The focus is on the artistic medium of painting with its adjacent varieties. The aim of the prize is both the promotion of contemporary art and international dialogue.
Gianni Manhattan now represents Zsófia Keresztes
Gianni Manhattan is pleased to announce the representation of Zsófia Keresztes.
Gianni Manhattan founder Laura Windhager on ContenporaryArtGalleries.Net
Interview with Laura Windhager, founder of the gallery Gianni Manhattan in Vienna.
Laura Windhager’s ambition for her newly opened gallery Gianni Manhattan is motivated by an interest in joining forces and collaborating by sharing resources and knowledge with others in the burgeoning art scene in Vienna. In the past two years many new project spaces and galleries have opened and the times seem right for new ideas.
Gianni Manhattan in SLEEK Magazne
Sleek Magazine included Gianni Manhattan as one of the 5 noteworthy booths to see at Paris Internationale and FIAC 2017.
Artsy: Young Galleries Find a Welcome Alternative to Major Art Fairs in Paris Internationale
Artsy's coverage of Paris Internationale 2017 features a short quote of director Laura Windhager as well as images of Nils Alix-Tabeling's and Matthieu Haberard's works.
By Anna Louie Sussman
FIAC et Internationale : le grand récap des foires parisiennes
La Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) bat son plein à Paris, qui devient l'espace d'une semaine l'épicentre du monde de l'art. Visite guidée et décryptage.
By Ingrid Luquet-Gad
Exhibition & Reading by Barbara Kapusta at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Tokyo
In early 2017 Barbara Kapusta released her publication "The 8 and the Fist", a compendium of poems named after her newest piece, a long poem accompanying a set of porcelain objects in the shapes of eights and fists. At the same time, in line of her practice that combines and writing, video and sculpture mixed with performance, the book transformed into Companion Forms, a performative reading by the artist in the exhibition space.

Empathic Creatures, as well as her previous works is the result of Barbara Kapustas interest in finding forms of representation in contradiction to dualistic normative relationships and the attempt to adopt a transformative perspective on "body issues". Since the characters are characterized by the interlacing of linguistic signs and bodies, physical expression is simultaneously a linguistic one. This eliminates a hierarchical relationship between the language (intellect) and the body (matter).
(Cathrin Mayer)

The evening will be accompanied by a reading of Barbara Kapustas unpublished poem "Empathic Creatures".

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
7-9 pm
Cultural Forum of the Austrian Embassy Tokyo

Registration required.
Nils Alix-Tabeling is part of the Mons Mensae sound pavillion in London
Mons Mensae Pavilion
29/09/17 - 1/10/17
12pm - 6pm

The Mons Mensae Pavilion will follow a constellation of sites that are marked across South East London. The sites are chosen in reference to the Mons Mensae constellation, one of the only constellations not to have a figurative counterpart or mythological history. The Pavilion acts as a landing site for a series of soundscape works by artists: Alex Padfield, Samuel Nicolle, Poppy Moroney, Nils Alix Tabeling, Rebecca Jagoe and James Sturkey.

Over the course of the weekend the Pavilion will move to three different locations:
Friday: Burgess Park (St Georges Way)
Saturday: Peckham Rye Park (Colyton Road)
Sunday: Telegraph Hill Park (Aspinall Road)

The Mons Mensae Pavilion is curated by artist Jack O'Brien as part of the Art Licks Weekend 2017.
Gianni Manhattan now represents Simon Mathers
GIANNI MANHATTAN is pleased to now officially represent Simon Mathers.
Paris Internationale 2017
Gianni Manhattan is will be part of Paris Internationale 2017 with a presentation by Nils Alix-Tabeling and Matthieu Haberard.
Dates October 18-22 // Preview October 17.
Matthieu Haberard is part of "Nos ombres devant nous" at Fondation Ricard
Opening: July 6, 2017
Exhibition: July 7-July 15, 2017

Fondation d'entreprise Ricard is pleased to present the group show Nos ombres devant nous, curated by Basalte.

With Timothée Chalazonitis, Matthieu Haberard, Nathanaëlle Herbelin, Vladimir Hermand, Mahalia Köhnke-Jehl, Nid Gâté, Lucie Planty, Cécile Serres and Radouan Zeghidour

Instructions for Happiness, with works by Barbara Kapusta, opens at 21er Haus, Vienna
Opening: July 7, 2017
Exhibition: July 8-November 5, 2017

Instructions for happiness – an absurd promise? An exhibition at the 21er Haus sets out to explore this subjective, elusive feeling and scrutinizes conceptions of happiness.
Instructions for Happiness is dedicated to the personal pursuit of happiness. Using behavioural guidelines, the works of participating artists invite responses to simulated situations through the use of objects or by interacting with others – or simply provoke the processes of thought.

Curated by Severin Dünser and Olympia Tzortzi
Johnston Sheard & Nils Alix-Tabeling / How Can You Love Me Knowing That I Could Never Love You? (Part One)
Kunstraum London
June 17, 7pm

In Johnston Sheard's seance of humming tongues serenading to piano and pedal steel guitar, singers attempt to transmit interminable emotions across the tabernacle of dead flowers and perfumes which divide the known from the unknown realms. Nils Alix-Tabeling responds from the realm of the unknown, his film depicting a hypothetical sphere of fairytale archetypes, in which protagonists struggle to become human through a narrative of disappearance and teleportation.
Nils Alix-Tabeling is part of Meshes of the afternoon at Roman Road, London
Private View:
Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition:
Wednesday 07 June – Sunday 20 August 2017

Roman Road is pleased to present Meshes of the Afternoon, a group exhibition curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini. Taking inspiration from Maya Deren’s iconic work Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), the eponymous exhibition invites a group of international artists to reinterpret the symbology of the film and its associative power to reflect on femininity, dream state, trauma and desire.
Participating Artists: Nils Alix-Tabeling, Chelsea Culprit, Maria Gorodeckaya, Hanne Lippard, Gina Pane
Gallerists Oliver Croy and Laura Windhager in conversation with Spike Art Magazine
Gianni Manhattan's founder and director Laura Windhager in dialogue with curator and writer Franziska Sophie Wildförster and gallerist Oliver Croy about Vienna, its potential as an art capital and future outlooks.
Matthieu Haberard is part of the Felicité show at Beaux Arts Paris
Les Beaux-Arts de Paris présentent l’exposition annuelle des jeunes artistes ayant obtenu le diplôme national supérieur d’arts plastiques (Dnsap) avec les félicitations ou une mention du jury.

Avec : Dorian Bauer, Sarah Belhadjali, Jean-Charles Bureau, Côme Clérino, Célia Coëtte, Claudio Coltorti, Paul Descoings, Marie Dupuis, Clara Fontaine, Matthieu Haberard, Qin Han et Yuyan Wang, Nathanaëlle Herbelin, Vladimir Hermand, Mahalia Köhnke-Jehl, Alexandre Lenoir, Estrid Lutz & Émile Mold, Adrien Maes, Johanna Monnier, Chloé Mossessian, Pierre Pauze, Lucie Planty, Alicia Renaudin, Sophie Rézard de Wouves, Caroline Reveillaud, Blaise Schwartz, Lucile Sénéchal-Parfait, Alexander Sebag, Cécile Serres, Nefeli Papadimouli, Tatiana Pozzo di Borgo, Raphaël Sitbon, Arthur Tiar, Laure Tiberghien et Radouan Zeghidour.

Commissaire: Joan Ayrton, présidente du jury, artiste et enseignante; Sarah Troche, théoricienne de l’esthétique et de la philosophie de l’art; Richard Fauguet, artiste; Karim Ghaddab
critique d’art, membre de l’Aica; Marielle Paul, artiste.

À l’occasion de la Nuit des Musées 2017, l’exposition sera ouverte samedi 20 mai jusqu’à minuit. Un programme de performances sera proposé.
Exposition
20 mai – 14 juillet

ouvert du mardi au dimanche, de 13 h à 19 h
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Quai Malaquais
Gianni Manhattan in Artforum Diary
Kate Sutton writes about Vienna's up and coming art scene.
Nils Alix-Tabeling in Hypokeimenon - En Dessous du Sang at Galerie Nadine Feront
20.04—20.05.2017
Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels

During the course of Art Brussels, Nils Alix-Tabeling will be curating the group show "Hypokeimenon - En Dessous du Sang at Galerie Nadine Feront ". Included in the show are works by Alix-Tabeling, Aline Bouvy, Emeline Depas, Nicolas Deshayes, Justin Fitzpatrick, Anna Hulakova, Motoko Ishibashi, Rebecca Jagoe and Birgit Jürgenssen.
Barbara Kapusta is doing a workshop on the Poetic at Kunsthalle Vienna
Barbara Kapusta is hosting workshops for young women ages 19 to 24

Dates:
Fri 24/3, 3 – 5 pm
Sat 25/3, 11 am – 1 pm
Tue 18/4, 11 am – 1 pm

Often we lack the words to express what one wishes to say because of the limits of language. Poetry addresses those limits and shows that language is much more than the formulation of correct grammar and spelling.
During two three-day workshops, you have the opportunity to explore the poetic and the joy of writing, experimenting with tone, and talking with artist Barbara Kapusta. Create your own texts on topics you are interested in, and follow the motto „Diversity rules!“ Join us, and bring in your ideas!

Participation is free, but registration required: vermittlung@kunsthallewien.at
Barbara Kapusta at KW Berlin
On March 16, 8-11 pm Barbara Kapusta will host an evening at Bob's Pogo Bar, located at the KW Berlin.
Her performance will include a poetry reading, two playlists by Anna Barfuss, Chra and G.Rizo (Hezekina Pollutina), a book and some Companion Forms.

Due to very limited capacity, please RSVP for each event.
Free entrance for KW Lovers* and KW Friends.
5 € for non-members for each event, paid at the door.
Book presentation of Barbara Kapusta's publication The 8 and the Fist at Secession, Vienna
Book presentation with Barbara Kapusta
Secession, Vienna
March 9, 2017, 7pm

The publication "The 8 and the Fist" brings together the most important texts and poems of Barbara Kapusta’s artistic work. Barbara Kapusta is concerned with verbal and non-verbal language and the communication between persons and things. Her work explores the relationship between the material character of objects and the physical existence of the observer. The texts contained in The Fist and the 8 – Poem of U, The Bracket and The O, The O and the Zero, and The Things´ Poem – were written between 2014 and 2016. The 8 and the Fist is part of the installation work of the same name, which was shown at Gianni Manhattan in Vienna from January 21 to March 4 2017.

The book was designed by Swiss graphic designer Sabo Day. Each of the texts received the same amount of pages, regardless of the actual length of the text. This resulted in an irregular number of empty pages between the poems, thus utilising the physical space between them as a form of flat organization. The title font was co-designed by Barbara Kapusta and Sabo Day and bears the name Punch.

Barbara Kapusta regularly publishes her writing, for example in Black Pages #68 or J.Tischer, Pin, ed. by Manuela Ammer, 2014, Sternberg Press. She is co-editor of several publications including Dinge und Dialoge, 2016, Vienna/Berlin.

Published by Gianni Manhattan, Vienna 2017
Barbara Karbara Kapusta is part of the group show How far to open up? at Forum Stadtpark, Graz
How far to open up?
Forum Stadtpark, Graz
February 18-February 25, 2017

Curated by Florentine Muhry and Cathrin Mayer

With: Alizee Lenox, Anna Barfuss, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Barbara Kapusta, Battle-ax, Carola Dertnig, Dan Vogt, Evelyn Plaschg, Fabian Leitgeb, Franz Amann, Gina Folly, Hanne Lippard, Judith Goddard, Kamilla Bischof, Katharina Hölzl, Laura Hinrichsmeyer, Liesl Raff, Loreta Lamargese, Lukas Kaufmann, Michaela Schweighofer, Paul Bonnet, Philipp Köster, Philipp Timischl, Rita Sobral Campos, Rosa Rendl, Samantha Bohatsch, Victoria Langmann

Performances during the opening by, Alizee Lenox, Anna Barfuss, Barbara Kapusta, Battle-ax

This exhibition, with its programmatic title How far to open up?, deals with the catalysts for stories. The bits of narration at issue here are based on moments characterized by longing, desire, obsession, and the projections resulting therefrom. Such mental states are frequently of an indeterminate nature and have something ephemeral to them. Their forms and origins reach beyond our understanding, and they always remain intimate. How far can a person go with his or her personal yearnings? How much can we, vulnerable as we are, reveal of ourselves—and how far can an artist take this in her or his work? How far can a work move within its medium, and when can it transcend its format? This first complex of questions lead us to a second one, pertaining to this exhibition’s format and structure: How far can an exhibition go?
Nils Alix-Tabeling is part of the group show "The Bloody Chamber" at The Koppel Project, London
THE BLOODY CHAMBER’
The Koppel Project, 93 Baker St
Lucia Quevedo, Nils Alix-Tabeling, Justin Fitzpatrick
8 February–18 March 2017

"A long, a winding corridor, as if I were in the viscera of the castle; and this corridor led to a door of worm-eaten oak, low, round-topped; barred with black iron… The key slid into the new lock as easily as a hot knife into butter… If I found some traces of his heart in a file marked: Personal, perhaps, here, in his subterranean privacy, I might find a little of his soul. It was the consciousness of the possibility of such a discovery, if its possible strangeness, that kept me for a moment motionless, before, in the foolhardiness of my already subtly tainted innocence, I turned the key and the door slowly creaked back…" Angela Carter, 'The Bloody Chamber'

‘The Bloody Chamber’ is the title of a collection of re-imagined fairy tales by Angela Carter. The eponymous story, based on the tale of Bluebeard, has a prohibition at the centre of the narrative: the protagonist can go anywhere she wishes in her new husband’s castle, with the exception of one room. When she finally opens this door, the Bloody Chamber reveals itself in a grotesque scene of mutilated corpses and viscera. Hidden within the gilded perfection of the castle, it is a grisly remainder. 'The Bloody Chamber', like much of Carter’s writing, interrogates the fluidity of sexuality, the zones of influence between humanity and animality, and the constant metaphorical potential in living bodies and the architecture and landscape that surrounds them.

Artists Lucia Quevedo, Nils Alix-Tabeling and Justin Fitzpatrick explore these themes through artworks that are housed deep within the confines of the vault.
Laura Windhager Opens GIANNI MANHATTAN
We are pleased to announce that Laura Windhager has opened her own gallery GIANNI MANHATTAN in Vienna. Laura Windhager has previously worked for both institutional and commercial spaces. Laura Windhager is a Goldsmiths alumni. Laura Windhager will be the founding director of GIANNI MANHATTAN.