Diana Thater, Untitled (Butterfly Videowall 2)
In Focus: LA Artists
Jul 8 – Aug 22, 2021
Hauser & Wirth
Los Angeles, USA

70On the occasion of Hauser & Wirth’s 5-year anniversary in the Arts District, In Focus: LA Artists highlights the lasting contributions of the artists and foregrounds their influential practices, which have been instrumental in making Los Angeles an international capital of artistic innovation and arts education.

Hauser & Wirth spotlights its Los Angeles artists with a multimedia group presentation of nearly 30 artworks. In Focus: LA Artists showcases the groundbreaking techniques, diverse viewpoints, and intergenerational relationships of the gallery artists who call one of the world’s most creative cities home: Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy, Christina Quarles, Gary Simmons, Henry Taylor, Diana Thater, and the late artists Luchita Hurtado, Mike Kelley, and Jason Rhoades.

Highlights will include the West Coast debut of Mark Bradford’s Untitled (2020), recently exhibited in the powerful group exhibition Grief and Grievance at the New Museum in New York, as well as Bradford’s video work Dancing in the Street (2019), which was included in the artist’s solo exhibition End Papers at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Other highlights will include Mike Kelley’s multimedia sculpture Party Girl (1998), Jason Rhoades’ irreverent sculptures from the ‘90s, a visually opulent video work by Diana Thater, a recent Numbers and Trees gridwork by Charles Gaines, and paintings by Luchita Hurtado, Paul McCarthy, and Henry Taylor.

  • Rubee Samuel: Omo Nigeria
    Publication
    24˚36˚
    International

    ‘Omo’ means child in Yoruba. In 2019, photographer Rubee Samuel self-funded a trip to Lagos to teach photography at two primary schools. Omo Nigeria is her first book and shows the results of her teachings and the portrait sessions: “These are the school portraits that were never taken of me; these were the classmates that I never had.” (more…)

  • Coexisting with Darkness
    Nov 9, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
    Mystetskyi Arsenal
    Kyiv, Ukraine

    In October 2022, Russia began to systemically target the objects of the Ukrainian critical infrastructure, disrupting the supply of electricity, water, heat, and telecommunication. Missiles and UAV strikes led to the introduction of rolling blackouts, causing cities and villages to be periodically engulfed in darkness. ‘Energy terrorism’ tactics aimed to disrupt Ukraine’s ‘mental infrastructure’: to break people’s faith in their own strength and their trust in government. (more…)

  • Fumi Nagasaka: Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama
    Publication
    Gost
    International

    During the 2016 US Presidential elections Japanese photographer, Fumi Nagasaka, became intrigued by the rural and southern USA. She had lived in New York City for a decade but despite travelling the world, had yet to visit the rest of the US. All this changed when her friend, Tanya Rouse, invited her to her hometown of Dora, Alabama. Nagasaka continued to visit Dora over several years, gradually building a photographic archive of her visits. (more…)

  • Jorma Mueller: Restoration to a Better Past
    Publication
    ENTKUNSTUNG
    International

    Restoration to a Better Past is a photography book by Jorma Mueller. In Jorma Mueller’s photography there is margin for a biographical hypothesis and glimpses of something that has been lost. A vision of the present as ebb and flow is almost inevitable in the experience of his work. Subjectivity is melancholic, and that melancholy contains the evocation that restores the legacy for which others risked their fate. (more…)

  • Lydia Ourahmane: 108 Days
    Nov 28, 2023 – Apr 1, 2024
    MACBA
    Barcelona, Spain

    Like many of her projects, 108 Days relates to the artist’s immediate surroundings and engages with the social, political and experiential, while being invariably rooted in personal histories and experiences, whether individual or collective. The installations, videos, sculptures and sound works of Lydia Ourahmane address contemporary issues such as migration, colonialism and geopolitics. (more…)

  • Café Kyiv 2024
    Feb 19, 2024
    Colosseum
    Berlin, Germany

    On February 19, Berlin will host Café Kyiv, an annual event dedicated to Ukraine organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The event will bring together representatives of politics, business and culture to support Ukraine and discuss its European future. The Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers will join the event with the exhibition Armed Truth – 10 Years of the Revolution of Dignity and Euromaidan in Ukraine. (more…)