Mischa Leinkauf at alexander levy / Berlin

Mischa Leinkauf / Fiktion einer Nicht-Einreise

6th September - 19th October 2019

Alexander Levy
Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 26
10969, Berlin

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė at Galerie der Künstler / Munich

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė / DebutantInnen 2019

5 September - 2 October, 2019

Galerie der Künstler
Maximilianstraße 42
80538 Munich

Pakui Hardware at MdbK / Leipzig

Pakui Hardware / Underbelly

10 August - 03 November 2019

Katharinenstraße 10
04109 Leipzig

Dennis Buck at stadium / Berlin

Dennis Buck / I'm done tanning

7 September - 12 October 2019

Potsdamer Strasse 7010785 Berlin

Tom Volkaert at Nevven / Göteborg

Tom Volkaert / XXX 

August 29 - 6 October 2019

Molinsgatan 11
411 33 Göteborg

HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander at Franz Kaka / Toronto

HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander / maximum suffering along the way 
September 7th - 28th, 2019
Franz Kaka
B1 - 87 Wade Ave (Basement) 
Toronto, ON

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Franz Kaka is proud to present an exhibition of new work by the collaborative entity HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander, their first solo exhibition with the gallery. Prompted by ongoing research into the violent history of modernization in South Korea, their experiments involving traditional lacquer techniques known in Korea as ottchil have become a material and conceptual anchor in a new body of works that partly indexes the burdensome history of urbanization.

Motivated to use more environmentally sustainable materials, HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander have produced a series of relief works adopting the dry-lacquer technique, which combines layers of glutinous rice powder, ottchil, linen, ash and clay powder. Unstable organic matter benefits from its combination with lacquer, which polymerizes under humid conditions, rendering its surface water resistant, capable of withstanding heat and leaving it naturally repellent to insects. The dry lacquer technique originated through efforts to produce light-weight and enduring statuary by layering saturated hemp fabric over a wooden or clay sculptural base, which could later be removed in producing a hollow form. Among this new body of work are elements that have adapted the technique to cast impressions of urban infrastructural materials such as bricks and sewage covers as well as residential property protections, including burglar bars and grates.

The original structures for these lacquer relief works were mainly sourced in the Euljiro district of Seoul, which is currently at the centre of a contested urban redevelopment project. The proposed plans jeopardize the livelihoods of myriad small-scale manufacturers, technicians and distributors who produce small-run projects and prototypes for industrial and domestic purposes. The workshops in Euljiro operate as a network at the scale of a small village and are connected by a labyrinth of narrow streets, alleyways and covered passages. In many ways, it is the exact opposite of the click and order online economy, a last bastion of non-corporatized transactions and often improvisational know-how. The plenitude of skills situated in this community are threatened by initiatives to build luxury apartment buildings. Of the many workers operating out of this zone, some are facing imminent bankruptcy, others struggle to embrace an unexpected early retirement, and a few of those young enough to relocate intend to pack up their equipment in an effort to set up shop in Vietnam.

For Kwon Kajander, the specificity of this situation conjures the global intensification of the many worst-case-scenarios that have become so familiar under the ascendancy of neoliberalism. Their work begins in considering property and privatization and the way in which the supposed “economic miracle” of South Korea can be used to retroactively map a shortsighted trajectory that leads inevitably to complicity with the globalized catastrophes of our times. (With maximum suffering along the way.)

Through the informal apprenticeship from which they learned how to work with ottchil, the process of its hardening was described by their teacher as being like a scab. This analogy prompted experimental drying techniques that depart from the traditional aspirations to slick smoothness for which lacquerware is so highly prized. Through rough, fleshy and blistered patinas, HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander address a history of scars against the backdrop of a climate in which fresh wounds are continually being perpetrated in the name of short-term prosperity. And yes, it has given them a rash.

Paul Kajander (b. Vancouver, Canada) is an artist working across video, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, performance and drawing. His work has been shown in various exhibition contexts, including Franz Kaka, Toronto; the New Media Society, Vancouver; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The SFU Audain Gallery, Vancouver; Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto; the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Art Sonje Center, Seoul; the Western Front, Vancouver. Kajander lives and works in Toronto.

HaeAhn Kwon (b. Daegu, South Korea) received her MFA from the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph and her BFA from Cooper Union (New York, NY). She has participated in exhibitions at Jack Barrett, New York; The Hand, Brooklyn; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan; Franz Kaka, Toronto; Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga; Support, London, ON; Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Samuso, Seoul; Okin Theatre, Seoul; Sempio Space, Icheon-si. Kwon lives and works in Toronto.

Michele Gabriele at Gossamer Fog / London

Michele Gabriele / Tangled Depictions

Curated by Mattia Giussani

August 23rd 2019 – September 22nd 2019

Gossamer Fog
BST, 186a Deptford High Street
SE8 3PR 
London - UK

Distress Over Parliament at Lítost / Prague

Distress Over Parliament / Curated by Gareth Bell-Jones

Athanasios ArgianasJohn BaldessariJulius Heinemann, and Rachel Reupke

31 August - 12 October, 2019

Vlkova 23
Žižkov, Prague
Czech Republic

Jane Hayes Greenwood at GiG / Munich

Jane Hayes Greenwood / The Witch's Garden

26 July - 27 September, 2019

Baumstr. 11
80469, Munich

An Index at MOCA / Toronto

An Index

Curated by Marsva Maharani and Marjan Verstappen

25 July - 8 September 2019

With works by

Adria Mirabelli, Carrie Chisholm, David Constantino Salazar, Emily Woudenberg, Emma White, Eva Kolcze, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Humboldt Magnussen, Jennifer Dany Aubé, Jessica Thalmann, Jieun June Kim, Leone McComas, Liang Wang, Maren Boedeker, Nuff, Polymetis, Raoul Olou, Raquel Da Silva, Samar Hejazi, Sara Mozafari, Stephanie Avery, Su Bin Ee, Tanya Louise Workman, and Walter Segers.
158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON M6R 2B2

The Fountain Show / SUNDY, London

The Fountain Show
Curated by Liam Tickner

August 16 - 15 September 2019

with works by 

Viktor Briestensky
David Jablonowski
Ceel Mogami de Haas & Lisa Plaut
Elisabeth Molin
Beatriz Olabarrieta
Matthias Tharang
Marianne Vierø
Simon Wald-Lasowski

43 Wooler St, 
London SE17 2ED, UK

József Csató at ENA Viewing Space / Budapest

József Csató / "Not Enough Buckets To Hold The Tears Of Joy" 
Curated by Peter Bencze 
Text by Domenico de Chirico 

August 19 - 19 September 2019 

ENA Viewing Space
Budafoki út 10/C
Budapest 111, Hungary 

PARC Residency Exhibition at Museu Etnològic / La Vall d'Alba, Spain

PARC Residency Exhibition

28 August - 3 September, 2019

Katrin Hanusch, Georgina Sleap, Lucy Tomlins, Àngels Miralda

Photographs courtesy of Pangaea Sculpture Centre, Stephanie de Leng, and the artists

Museu Etnològic
Carrer del Pintor Joan Ripollés
La Vall d'Alba, Castelló


Summer Show Tour by Galería Alegría / Spain

Summer Show Tour by Galería Alegría

22th July 2019 - 23th August 2019

Elena Blasco, Razvan Boar, Ernesto Burgos, Enrico Della Torre, Bobby Dowler, Jorge Diezma, Sabine Finkenauer, Ricardo González, Robbin Heyker, Victor Jaenada, Rasmus Nilausen, Bea Marklund, Mattea Perrotta, Humberto Poblete-Bustamante, Stefan Rinck and Alfredo Rodríguez.

Elena Blasco

Razvan Boar

Network error at INOX / Copenhagen

Network Error

George Rippon, Elif Saydam, Anna Zacharoff

18 - 25 August, 2019

Sankt Hans Gades Passage 4
DK-2200, Copenhagen

Photography by Asta Lynge & Benedikte Bjerre

Laura Hinrichsmeyer at Loggia / Munich

Laura Hinrichsmeyer / GOODBYE Deutschland

July 4 - 2 September 2019

Gabelsbergerstr. 26  
80333, Munich

Tom Volkaert and Zsófia Keresztes at ENA Viewing Space / Budapest

Tom Volkaert, Zsófia Keresztes/ Sunbaked Thirst With Love

curated by Peter Bencze

June 1 – 11 August 2019

ENA Viewing Space
Budafoki út
1111 Budapest, Hungary

All images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Everybody Needs Art, ENA Viewing Space

Adam Vackar at NoD / Prague

Adam Vackar / Nanospasm Lab

Curated by Pavel Kubesa
Text by Domenico de Chirico

July 24 – 1 September 2019


Dlouhá 33110 00
Prague 1