Foundation Vincent van Gogh, Arles (solo show)
4 March - 17 September 2017
Rebecca Warren is a sculptor of more or less figurative, more or less expressive forms in clay, bronze and welded steel, and an orchestrator of fragments displayed often but not exclusively within wall-mounted vitrines. She works with an eye to extremes – monstrous excess, alarming paucity – creating a variety of objects that she describes as existing “somewhere on the continuum between pure fleshiness and pure cartoonishness”. Hers is a restless, sometimes contradictory art, the result of sustained contemplation of the creative impulse and the mysterious potency of images and objects.
The way in which Warren’s sculpture resonates with us owes a great deal to her heightened appreciation of framing, placement and context, how her works act and react in combination with each other or within a specific setting. Expectations – principally the assumption that meaning can be distilled from appearance – are skewered. Privileged are the more complex pleasures and peculiarities of looking.
For the entrance courtyard, the artist proposes a sculpture more than three metres in height. Its main section in bronze rises like a slender trunk, misshapen and expressive, from a steel pedestal.
Foundation Vincent van Gogh, Arles
Anna Fasshauer - Michail Pirgelis - Rebecca Warren (group show)
Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen
4 March – 13 May 2018
Rineke Dijkstra, Rebecca Warren et al.
Für Barbara, curated by Leo Koenig (group show)
Hall Art Foundation I Schloss Derneburg, Derneburg
1 July 2017 - 31 March 2018
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition, Für Barbara, to be held at its Schloss Derneburg location in honor of recently deceased gallerist Barbara Weiss. A lifelong advocate for women in the arts, Weiss was also a friend of the Hall's and inspired the inclusion of many works by female artists in the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. The exhibition, curated by Leo Koenig, includes over 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, works on paper and videos by an international and multi-generational roster of female artists dating from the 1950s to 2017.
''In and beyond her gallery, Barbara advocated for women of all generations and in all positions in the arts. Her calm resolve and unruffled tenacity never overshadowed the self-determination of her artists, or eclipsed the autonomy of their work. With this exhibition, we celebrate a woman who subtly challenged the status quo by introducing ideas that would have been deemed revolutionary were they presented by any other person. The radical was an everyday occurrence with Barbara, because she presented it as fundamental.''
- Leo Koenig
Hall Art Foundation