The Warhol presents the seventh iteration of the Exposures series: Remains by Adam Milner. Remains, a new work made expressly for The Warhol, presents an installation of fragmented bodies made up of casts, mementos, and detritus from our everyday lives. Working within a social and performance practice, Milner creates collections and archives that blur boundaries between private and public, the intimate and detached. This Exposures project is incorporated in the museum galleries, and Milner excavates both his personal life as well as the museum archives collection to assemble site-specific works that reveal a deep desire to understand where a body begins and ends, who has control of it, and how we can better empathize with non-human bodies. Comprised of numerous small objects—a wisdom tooth from an ex-boyfriend cast in silver, objects from Andy Warhol’s personal archive and life, fingernails from a stranger—the artifacts add up to bodies, in the way an archaeologist might reconstruct a figure with excavated bones and fossils. Milner’s work, while deeply personal, ultimately deals with broader notions of exchange and desire. His installation is exhibited on the 3rd floor near the museum archives collection and Time Capsules.
In conjunction with his exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum, Remains, Adam Milner was recently profiled by The Glassblock. This artist talk not only highlighted his most recent exhibition and the act of choosing mementos from his and Andy Warhol’s lives for this exhibition, but also delved more deeply into his artistic practice and process of collecting. The article and video of his talk can be found here.
Milner was also invited to contribute to The Warhol Blog. In his entry, Milner recalls his process of selection and personal connections to the archival artifacts included in Remains. Full blog post can be read here.
Exposures artist Adam Milner discusses his installation Remains with Jessica Beck, The Warhol’s associate curator of art. Milner’s installation juxtaposes found mementos and detritus from our daily lives alongside unusual objects mined from the permanent collection. Displayed in archival vitrines, Milner’s work highlights the seemingly arbitrary nature of Warhol’s collecting habits and the challenges and failures of the archive to accurately represent the life of the artist. Milner discusses the development of his practice and his work in various media including paintings, drawings, and archival installations. Remains is on view on the museum’s third floor near the archives collection from November 2, 2016 – January 15, 2017.
Solo exhibition micro/macro from Michael Theodore at the Galleries of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs, September 9 through November 19, 2016. Artist lecture will be held Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm. And the performance, Psychoangelo, with Glen Whitehead & Michael Theodore will be Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm.
More information on the exhibition and these events can be found here.
In March 2016, Adam Milner was included in a group exhibition, Fung Wah Biennial, at Flux Factory, New York City. He was also included in reviews of the Fung Wah Biennial in Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Gothamist.
Milner recently completed a two-month residency at Casa Maauad in Mexico City. His resultant solo exhibition, A History of Man, his first international solo show, opened August 18, 2016. Images of the exhibition can be seen here.
Argentinian artist, Guido Ignatti will have a solo exhibition at the MCA Denver (July 1 – Sept. 11, 2016), which will run in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the gallery (opening June 30, 2016). The exhibition is curated by Patrick Greaney. The MCA will produce an illustrated pdf catalog which will feature essays by Andrea Guinta and Patrick Greaney.
LA><ART and the city of West Hollywood are hosting John Knuth collaboration with Andy Featherston, titled Whitesnake. The video will run on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood through June, 2016
John Knuth at Torrance Art Museum
John Knuth’s work is included in Doppelgänger at the Torrance Art Museum. Curated by Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel, Ichiro Irie, Sandra Mann and Max Presneill, the exhibition includes artists Martin Durazo, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Augusta Wood, Eric Yahnker, and others. The exhibition runs April 2 through May 28, 2016.
Second Street Gallery, a nonprofit (501(c)3) artspace, is committed to offering Charlottesville and the central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field.
SSG’s primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.
Interdisciplinary artist Tobias Fike has collaborated on two exciting projects for the Biennial of the Americas. The Denver-based biennial is an international festival of art, culture, and ideas, that inspires critical thinking and promotes action, opened this week, with city-wide events, exhibitions, and programming featuring leading artists, architects, and thinkers.
Beach Ball Collision Test, documented above, is a collaboration between Fike and sculptor Matthew Harris, created for the group show, First Draft, which is part of the exhibition Draft Urbanism. For the performance and its accompanying single-channel video, Fike and Harris catapult beach balls toward each other, which hit with a resounding clap. The work explores the contrast between play and the absurd, with notions of masculinity, and the violence often associated with adversarial exercises.
Fike’s second project for the biennial is called, The Butterfly Effect: All the Days, All Our Actions. A collaboration with artist Alvin Gregorio, this commissioned project addresses the concept of the butterfly effect and the sometimes unintended consequences of our actions. Featuring a butterfly nesting area, and serving as a stage for performances throughout the duration of the biennial, the project reminds both speakers and audience members of the potential scope of impact, both good and bad, from small actions.
Please visit the Draft Urbanism page for more information about the arts programming of the biennial, and the Biennial of the Americas website for more information about this summerlong event.