Martin Honert is a German artists born in 1953. He shows at the American gallery Matthew Marks. The gallery sends out some of the best invitation cards, and they certainly deserve a retrospective.
User comment b Katarzyna Nowak: “I like that someone took his time to photograph the details of this ephemeral moment.”
Nan Goldin – Scopophilia
Invitation card and small poster by Nan Goldin for Scopophilia at Matthew Marks in 2011.
Donald Kuspit in “Nan Goldin. Tradition Envy“: “Writing about her series “Scopophilia,” which “pairs her own autobiographical images with new photographs of paintings and sculptures from the Louvre’s collection,” Nan Golding states that “desire awoken by images is the project’s true starting point. It is about the idea of taking a picture of a sculpture or a painting in an attempt to bring it to life.” That’s all very well and nice, but the Old Master sculptures and paintings she photographs don’t need to be photographed by her — or anyone else — to be brought to life, having already lived for centuries, not just in cultural memory, but in emotional memory, for they bring enduring meanings to life, which is why they will continue to live, long after Goldin’s photographs have died, along with the people she photographs, all emotionally shallow and undesirable and unlovable — the young unlovables of the youth culture (that is, of those arrested in their emotional and cognitive development, however physically developed and sexually active they may be) — rather than imaginatively reconfigured into mythical personae.”
Peter Fischli and David Weiss
“Matthew Marks is pleased to announce a special exhibition of work by Peter Fischli and David Weiss at his three galleries. The exhibition includes the new monumental installation, Sun, Moon and Stars at 522 West 22nd Street. Clay and Rubber at 523 West 24th Street features their iconic sculptures from the past two decades in these materials, while their newest sculpture, Sleeping Puppets, will be installed at 526 West 22nd Street.” (press release)
Peter Fischli and David Weiss first show at Matthew Marks Gallery was in 1999. Before, they had shows at Galerie Stähli, Zürich (1983), Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris (1984), Paris, Sonnabend Gallery, New York (1989), Galerie Walchethurm, Zürich (1992), Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern (1992), White Cube, London (1997),
Galerie Hauser & Wirth (1997), and, since 1983, at Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne.
Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) spent his working life in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
“Inspired in part by the Conceptual art of his time, Luigi Ghirri used his camera to examine the relationship between the physical world and the world of images. His subject was the landscape around him, but his photographs are much more than visual documents of 1970s and 1980s Italy. With his uncanny eye for composition, Ghirri searched out chance arrangements in the human-built world, framing them in his camera’s viewfinder like found photomontages. He worked in color because, as he put it, “the real world is in color,” and he made modestly sized meticulous prints, rarely producing more than one or two from each image.” Excerpt of the press release by Mathew Marks Gallery for this show in 2014.
Ron Nagle (b. 1939) was born in San Francisco, where he currently lives and works. His first one-person exhibition took place in 1968.
Ellsworth Kelley, Luigi Ghirri > Matthew Marks Gallery
Brice Marden: Graphic Drawings
Anonymer User Beitrag: “Eine Landschaft entsteht, einzig durch die Verwendung von Graphitstiften verschiedener Härten und dem natürlichen Muster des schweren Papiers. ‘Koh-I-Moor’ steht unten auf der Karte, die Herkunft des Werkzeugs. Auch der grosse Diamant der englischen Kronjuwelen. Aus England kommt auch der erste Bleistift; Graphit in handlicher Form.”
Peter Fischli David Weiss: Rat and Bear
Fischli and Weiss will be exhibiting Rat and Bear (2004), a sculpture that incorporates the original costumes worn by the artists in their early films The Least Resistance (1981) and The Right Way (1983).
Picture of the work.