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The evening will be accompanied by a reading of Barbara Kapustas unpublished poem "Empathic Creatures".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