Nicole Miller at Koenig & Clinton / New York


September 14–October 27, 2018

Koenig & Clinton
1329 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

At the center of the dimmed gallery floor, one encounters the rangy frame of world-class entertainer, Michael Jackson in the sculpture Michael in Black (2018). Cast in bronze from molds that were formed by applying plaster directly to Jackson’s skin in 1987, it is hard to determine whether or not Jackson’s kneeling position appears pious or merely pensive. Such is the ambiguity that swirls about monuments as one frozen moment is tasked with bearing the weight of a lifetime.

 With his limbs drawn close, one can also imagine Jackson waiting on a dark stage, his torso tightly coiled in the seconds before his body will be soaked in spotlight and he will spring into step after flawless step with an alacrity equaled only by that of his friend, Fred Astaire. For now, Jackson remains still – paused permanently within the long series of permutations that characterized the entertainer’s ever-evolving persona.
 On the opposite side of the room, the words “for now” materialize, shift, expand and contract. Recalling an earlier moment of technical sophistication in live concert special effects, For Now (2018) morphs through various fonts, colors, and sounds; carving out space through analog laser light, only to vanish and reappear repeatedly. The phrase becomes a spectacle without end, dynamically suspended in eternal return.

The only cohesive sound in the room belongs to acclaimed Italian voice actor, Pino Insegno. Between his animated expressions, Insegno offers an account for why he is sought after to stand in for the voices of Black American actors who star in exported Hollywood films. Within this particular imaginary, in which the temporary act of inhabiting another body takes the form of speaking through its image, we are reminded that every story is colored by its telling.

The artist and the gallery offer special thanks to Laserist Zak Forrest who helped realize For Now (2018).

All images courtesy of the artist and Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn. 

Hilla Toony Navok at Atelier Shemi / Israel

Hilla Toony Navok / Extensions

Curated by Smadar Schindler
July 14 – 10 November, 2018

Kibbutz Kabri in North Israel

Metamorphõseõn at Sultana / Paris

Participating Artists: Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Jesse Darling, Jannis Marwitz, Alexandra Noel, Katja Novitskova, Walter Pfeiffer, George Rouy

September 6 – 27 October, 2018

Galerie Sultana
10 rue ramponeau 
75020 Paris

Foam Party at KH7 artspace / Aarhus, Denmark

Foam Party
Rocco Ruglio-Misurell & Carrick Bell

9 September - 29 September 2018

KH7 Artspace
Sydhavnsgade 7, 2sal
8000 Aarhus C.

KH7artspace is pleased to present Foam Party a two-person exhibition of new sculptures and installations from Rocco Ruglio-Misurell and a new video installation by Carrick Bell. Ruglio-Misurell collects castaway objects and their impressions as a starting point to create ethereal installations that are both site responsive and other worldly.  Bell’s series of video installations, Lighting Rod, look at the relationship between stroboscopic effects, mysticism, and prognostication.

Foam Party is the first step in the exchange project between the two artist run exhibition spaces Horse and Pony (Berlin) and KH7artspace (Aarhus)

Alan Affichard at Studio Salon Hochparterre / Berlin

Alan Affichard

Idées Noires

7 September - 7 October 2018
Hochparterre Berlin – StudioSalon
Prinzessinnenstraße, 7

Vassilis H. at ALLOUCHE BENIAS / Athens

Vassilis H. | Hero of a Thousand Faces

June 22nd - August 30th 2018

Kanari 1, Kolonaki
Athens, Greece