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Zürich:Hauser & Wirth gallery, Rodney Graham “The Four Seasons “

Hauser & Wirth Zürich

2.November-21.December 201

A fabulous exhibition. I loved it!

“….Nestled between snow-covered mountains and the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is the most extraordinary city; it is at once remote and removed from the centre of the Western World, yet it sustains the vibrancy of a thriving modern metropolis. One of the most distinguished representatives of this city’s vibrant art scene is Rodney Graham. He has created a practice which operates through systems of quotation, reference and adaptation, working with diverse media such as film, photography, installation, painting, music and text.”

Betula Pendula Fastiglata (Sous-Chef on Smoke Break)

‘Betula Pendula Fastigiata (Sous Chef on Smoke Break)’. The subject was inspired by a scene that the artist witnessed behind a restaurant on Vancouver’s main street: a member of the kitchen staff taking a smoke break.He resolved to make a work from the situation but decided to transfer the image to a park.

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Zürich; Hauser & Wirth gallery , Rashid Johnson “The Gathering”

2 November -21 December 2013, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

Walking

photo: courtesy of the gallery

Rashid Johnson’ s first solo exhibition in Switzerland, this exhibition “The Gathering” comprising over a dozen new works including sculpture, painting and video. For this exhibition, Johnson will unveil a new series of abstract portraits which he refers to as ‘characters’…..

….The abstracted form of these ‘characters’ was inspired in part by Johnson’s recent re-reading of Albert Camus’ ‘L‘Étranger’, in particular a memorable scene in which the rays of the sun obscure Meursault’s vision of the Arab…..

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Zürich; Jablonka Galerie; ‘Kinbaku’ Nobuyoshi Araki

15.10.2013-21.12.2013

installation view (courtesy of Jablonka gallerie; published photo)

An impressive installation of 54 photos by Nobuyoshi Araki ‘Kinbaku” at the boutique beautiful space  of Jablonka Galerie at the center of Zürich at Talstrasse street.

photos;courtesy of Jablonka Galerie (published photos)

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and news of new space at S-chanf in Engadin 

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