Tout Ce Que Le Ciel Permet (solo show)
Le Consortium, Dijon
3 February - 20 May 2018
Tout Ce Que Le Ciel Permet is the French translation of All That Heaven Allows, both literally and figuratively. Rebecca Warren initially conceived this exhibition for Tate St Ives in Cornwall, an outcrop of land at the edge of the sea, which she said evoked for her – along with Douglas Sirk’s film from which she borrowed the title for her show – the idea of ‘freedom and limitation’. Having moved eastward and inland to Dijon, the exhibition reconfigures a group of works that embody her attitudes to sculpture and its history, with her blending of tradition with the quotidian, seriousness with frivolity, mastery with mismatch. Warren plays with the codes and modes of sculpture with virtuoso precision. She counterpoints some of her large bronzes and steel constructions that borrow from minimalism, with the absurdly soft sensuality of tartly coloured pompoms. She countermands permanence with raw clay, and with collages in which neon and small, often unspecifiable, elements are arranged in something approaching a multiple self-portrait, introducing a hint of narrative into the flow of the exhibition. Rebecca Warren integrates into her work those things that interest or amuse her, generating a body of objects that simultaneously scintillate and lurk in the base matters from which they emerged.
Le Consortium, Dijon
Rebecca Warren - Anna Fasshauer - Michail Pirgelis (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