03/02/2017 – 16/04/2017
'Virtual Views: Digital Art from the Thoma Foundation'
at the Knoxville Museum of Art, curated by Stephen Wicks.
‘Video Can No Longer Be Considered Experimental’
A TateShots just released about the work titled 'Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009'. Purchased by Tate with funds provided by The Ampersand Foundation in memory of Michael Stanley 2015.
11/11/2016 – 12/03/2017
John Gerrard at The 11th Shanghai Biennale
Why Not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories
Curated by Raqs Media Collective
Flag (Thames) 2016 is included at Power Station of Art;
Artists for the Thematic Exhibition include:
Agan Harahap, Aki Sasamoto, Anawana Haloba, Ayesha Jatoi, Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde & Salome Asega, Azadeh Akhlaghi, Bahar Behbahani, Bianca Baldi, Cell Art Group, Chen Zhe, Christian Bumbarra Thompson, Christine Sun Kim, Desire Machine Collective, Etel Adnan, Fabrice Monteiro, Farzana Ahmed Urmi, Forensic Oceanography, Gagandeep Singh, Georges Adéagbo, Graham Harwood/YoHa, Ha Bik Chuen, Hao Jingban, Heidi Voet, Hu Xiangqian, István Zsíros, Jagdeep Raina, Jefferson Pinder, John Gerrard, Karl Max, Kendell Geers, Khaled Barakeh, Lantian Xie, Lee Mingwei, Zubtsova, Liao Fei, CANTONBON, Lin Ke, Phuong Linh Nguyen, Lisa Tan, Liu Wei, Liu Yujia, Lu Pingyuan, Ma Haijiao, Mao Chenyu, Marina Androsovich, Matts Leiderstam, Moinak Biswas, Müge Yilmaz, Nabuqi, Navjot Altaf, Nicholas Wells, Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller, Olivier de Sagazan, Olu Oguibe, Patty Chang, Peter Piller, Rabin Mondal, Radical Space, Rafiqul Shuvo, Rheim Alkadhi, Robin Meier, Ross Manning, Sammy Baloji, Sener Özmen, Simone Fattal, Sofya Staune, Sohrab Hura, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, SUPERFLEX, Surabhi Sharma & Tejaswini Niranjana, Susanne Kriemann, Takashi Arai, Tao Hui, Taus Makhacheva, Theo Eshetu, Tomás Saraceno, Verina Gfader, Vinu V.V., Vishal K. Dar, Wang Gongxin, Wang Haichuan, Yang Zhenzhong, Yazan Khalili, Yin Yi, Yu Ji, Zheng Bo, Zheng Chongbin and Zhou Zixi.
Full details are here; http://www.biennialfoundation.org/2016/09/shanghai_biennale/
SFMoMA Photographic Event Day 1: Still Moving
Part of The Photographic Event
Friday, September 23, 2016
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Artists John Gerrard and Owen Kydd are joined by moderator Rudolf Frieling to discuss their respective art practices in relation to “durational photography,” an idea that challenges the distinction between still and moving images.
John Gerrard, Cuban School (Sancti Spiritus) 2011 joined SFMoMA as a promised gift of Adriane lann and Christian Stolz. It is currently installed as part of The Campaign for Art
Contemporary, May 14–October 30, 2016, Floor 7
09/06/2016 – 07/08/2016
Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
Long Gallery, Nave, and Plaza.
Curated by Philip Tinari.
UCCA Beijing to bring a first solo exhibition of work opening June 2016.
'Gerrard’s first exhibition in China features three recent, major works. Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015, is a digitally modeled composite of one of Google’s server centers in Oklahoma. Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014, a reconstruction based on satellite imagery of a system of roadways located mysteriously in the middle of the Gobi Desert, which then becomes the site for a lengthy elimination game played among avatars modeled on factory workers in Guangzhou. Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 is a painstakingly accurate, virtual portrait of a functioning solar farm, widely admired for its dramatic presentation in the Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, in late 2014.' http://ucca.org.cn/en/exhibition/john-gerrard-2/
14/05/2016 – 00/00/0000
Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
SFMoMA acquires Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011 by promised gift.
The work will be shown at part of the museums re-opening exhibition in May 2016 following their major renovation. https://www.sfmoma.org/
04/11/2015 – 06/02/2016
CCC#4 - Mankind / Machinekind
Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
The fourth and last part of the CCC (Curators Collectors Collaborations), Mankind / Machinekind is an exhibition conceived by collectors Alain Servais and Hampus Lindwall, and involving curator Domenico Quaranta in the role of exhibition maker. Featuring a selection of works from the Servais and Lindwall collections, along with works from international lenders Robert Bielecki (USA) and Li Zhen (Asia), the exhibition focuses on the practice of collecting the digital.
Artists : AIDS-3D, JULIETTE BONNEVIOT, CHRISTOPHE BRUNO, TIANZHUO CHEN, IAN CHENG, PETRA CORTRIGHT, JOHN GERRARD, TAYLOR HOLLAND, JODI, LIGORANO/REESE, JEAN-BAPTISTE MICHEL, MANFRED MOHR, JON RAFMAN, EVAN ROTH, RAFAEL ROZENDAAL, UBERMORGEN.
25/11/2015 – 04/11/2015
Et si on s’était trompé ?
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
This exhibition presents some sixteen artists whose work explores the impacts on the environment of our society and globalised economy. Curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of CCI.
Emily Robyn Archer, George Bolster, Mark Clare, Alice Clark, Blaise Drummond, Seamus Dunbar, John Gerrard, Andrew Kearney, Susan Leen, Ruth Le Gear, Christine Mackey, Selma Makela, Anna Macleod, Seamus Nolan, Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom), Brigitta Varadi.
16/10/2015 – 17/01/2016
A Handful of Dust
Le Bal, Paris, France.
The exhibition takes as its starting point two significant events that happened in Europe in October 1922. In the Parisian journal Littérature, Man Ray published his photograph of dust gathering on the surface of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass (where it was titled ‘Vue Prise en Aeroplane’); and in the London journal The Cirterion TS Eliot published his modernist masterwork The Waste Land containing the lines:
‘AND I WILL SHOW YOU SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM EITHER
YOUR SHADOW AT MORNING STRIDING BEHIND YOU
OR YOUR SHADOW AT EVENING RISING TO MEET YOU;
I WILL SHOW YOU FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST.’ T.S. ELIOT
From this beginning the exhibition takes in aerial photography, forensic photography, abstractions of landscapes, ruins, postcards and press photos of the American dust storms, artists’ videos, film clips, documentary photography and site specific works.
Artists : William Allen et Bruce Nauman, Laure Albin Guillot, Georges Bataille, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Robert Burley John Divola, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Charles Henri Ford, John Gerrard, David Gould, Mona Kuhn, Robert Lebel, Rut Blees Luxembourg, Jeff Mermelstein, Louise Oates, Kirk Palmer, Man Ray, Alain Resnais, Gerhard Richter Sophie Ristelhueber, Edward Ruscha, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, Eva Stenram, Shomei Tomatsu, Giorgio Sommer, Nick Waplington, Jeff Wall, Edward Weston, Wols, Tereza Zelenkova. Curated by David Campany. An accompanying book has been produced.
10/09/2015 – 03/01/2016
Art In The Age Of... Asymmetrical Warfare
Witte de With, Rotterdam
Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare, the third and final iteration of Witte de With’s year-long exhibition series Art In The Age Of…, considers the irregular, and often uneven nature of the hybrid battlefield. As always, war is ever-present, however, its theater has now extended from the so-called real to the virtual. While hard power is still asserted face-to-face and hand- to-hand, remotely controlled weaponry and other means of telecommunicated violence are broadcast and delivered digitally through cyber attacks, and via social media propaganda platforms. Not surprisingly, these new channels have created their own forms of representation in which morale and information have become equal to, or are greater than, traditional military superiority. Instead of simply producing images of war, a new war of images is being fought and sold. As such, Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare asks the question: What role do artists play when they slip into these networks and try to reveal the engines and effects of contemporary conflict?
Artists : Abbas Akhavan, Sven Augustijnen, James Bridle, Broomberg & Chanarin, Crass, Claire Evans, John Gerrard, Terence Gower, Isao Hashimoto, Glenn Kaino, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Trevor Paglen with Jacob Appelbaum, Mohammad Salemy, Susan Schuppli & Tom Tlalim, Nida Sinnokrot, Thomson & Craighead, and José Antonio Vega Macotela. http://www.wdw.nl/event/art-in-the-age-of-asymmetrical-warfare/
05/09/2015 – 02/11/2015
Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Frank Ammerlaan, Viktoria Binschtok, Christian Falsnaes, John Gerrard, Mai-Thu Perret, Johanna Reich, Evan Roth, Pepo Salazar, Adrian Sauer, Lieko Shiga, Masha Tupitsyn.
24/07/2015 – 08/11/2015
Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Boolean Expressions will explore the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work - examining themes relevant to the legacy of George Boole who was the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College Cork. Artists: Darren Almond, Aram Bartholl, Mel Bochner, Hanne Darboven, John Gerrard, Sol LeWitt, Tatsuo Miyajima, Aisling O’Beirn, Matthew Ritchie, and Lynne Woods Turner.
15/06/2015 – 21/06/2015
Art Unlimited, Basel
Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014
Thomas Dane Gallery in collaboration with Simon Preston Gallery bring Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 to Art Unlimited as a projection.
08/06/2015 – 00/00/0000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014
20/05/2015 – 23/08/2015
Art In The Age Of...Planetary Computation
Witte de With, Rotterdam
Presented as part of the year-long Art In The Age Of… exhibition series, Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation investigates how quantification, telecommunications, and our ever-expanding information apparati not only inform contemporary artistic production, but also how contemporary art can hold a mirror up to these processes and formations.
Artists: Aram Bartholl, Rossella Biscotti, Nina Canell, John Gerrard, Femke Herregraven, Antonia Hirsch, David Jablonowski, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, John Menick, Owen Mundy, Trevor Paglen together with Jacob Appelbaum, Lucy Raven, Stephan Tillmans and Julia Weist.
Team: Defne Ayas (Concept), Adam Kleinman (Lead Curator), Samuel Saelemakers (Associate Curator)
06/04/2015 – 00/00/0000
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014
Following the gift of the work by VIA Art Fund, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 joins the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
20/05/2015 – 21/06/2015
Politics of Amnesia II
Fieldgate Gallery, London
Curated by Richard Drucker
A group exhibition at Fieldgate Gallery that looks at past trauma through the conduit of technology.
George Barber | Amanda Beech | David Cotterrell | John Gerrard | Gibson/Martelli | Matthew Noel-Tod | Derek Ogbourne | Nonny de la Pena
20 May - 21 June, Wednesday – Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
24/04/2015 – 11/10/2015
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014, Exercise (Djibouti) 2012, Burning Oil Fields (near Abadan, Iran) 2013, Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011 & Live Fire Exercise (Djibouti) 2011 make up a first survey of the Exercise series at Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany, curated by Leon Krempel. www.kunsthalle-darmstadt.de
15/03/2015 – 00/00/0000
Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009
As part of a walkthrough the permanent collection, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009 has been installed at Tate Britain as a projection.
07/03/2015 – 03/04/2015
Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014
Richard Massey Foundation for Art and Science, NY, USA
Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014 opens at the Richard Massey Foundation for Art and Science, NY, USA as a triptych of objects accompanied by photographic documentation from the production of the work. Exercise (Dunhuang) was originally commissioned by the Richard Massey Foundation.
07/02/2015 – 28/03/2015
Thomas Dane Gallery
Farm opens at Thomas Dane Gallery, showing Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015 and Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 as projections.
Selected press :
Vice / The Creators Project
10/03/2015 – 31/05/2015
Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011 joins the permanent collection of the museum and is shown as a projection in 'Creating Realities. Encounters between Art and Cinema' at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.
14/11/2014 – 28/02/2015
Rathole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009 opens at Rathole Gallery, alongside Sunspot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2012.
03/10/2014 – 01/12/2014
John Gerrard, Solar Reserve
At the Lincoln Centre in association with the Public Art Fund
Displayed on a monumental frameless LED wall on Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 by John Gerrard is a computer simulation of an actual power plant known as a solar thermal power tower, surrounded by 10,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight upon it to heat molten salts, essentially forming a thermal battery which is used to generate electricity. Over the course of a 365-day year, the work simulates the actual movements of the sun, moon, and stars across the sky, as they would appear at the Nevada site, with the thousands of mirrors adjusting their positions in real time according to the position of the sun.
24/10/2014 – 18/01/2015
John Gerrard / David Claerbout (Dialogue)
M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
In 2014, Lonely At The Top (LATT), located on the sixth floor of M HKA, is sure to become a place for dialogue. In this four-episode programme, established names from the Belgian art scene introduce a lesser-known artist. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Luc Tuymans, Ria Pacquée and David Claerbout host the series, as there is obviously nobody better placed than an artist to recognize important talent. The lesser-known artists, in turn, return the favour and select one or more works by the established name for the presentation. Both artists enter in conversation during the Thursday evening preview of a new Dialogue.
16/07/2014 – 27/09/2014
The Space Where I Am
Blain Southern Gallery, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP, UK.
The Space Where I Am - a group show exploring ideas of the void and emptiness from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title is taken from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space (1958), which describes the lived experience of space and where he contended “it is better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality”. All of the assembled works examine the dialectic between absence and presence, primarily valuing absence in the construction of form. Further details.
06/06/2014 – 27/09/2014
The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Pasay, Philippines
The exhibition, curated by Clare Carolin, former curator at the Modern Art Oxford, the National Touring Exhibitions, and Hayward Gallery, London, brings together the fields of architecture and film under one roof, giving students and the general public a great opportunity to study the range of technology in both fields and to see its ever-widening influence in society. The exhibition will feature artworks that are all video-based, working within the idea of the moving image, and investigates a range of practices from video works and installations to that of shorts and full-length films.
Participating artists: Tacita Dean/John Gerrard/Dionisio Gonzales/Isaac Julien/Cocoy Lumbao/Saskia Olde Wolbers/Elizabeth Price/Józef Robakowski/Julian Rosefeldt/John Smith/Zbigniew Rybczyński/Apichatpong Weerasethakul
14/03/2014 – 26/04/2014
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012
John Gerrard. Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 at Screenspace, Melbourne
28/02/2014 – 04/04/2014
John Gerrard. Exercise
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul.
A survey of recent works from the Exercise series and a premiere of a new commissioned work titled
'Exercise (Dunhuang) 2014'. Opening February 28th 2014.
03/11/2013 – 26/01/2014
The Everyday Experience
Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Irish Architectural Foundation curates The Everyday Experience at IMMA. Architects, designers and artists reflect on the impact and practice of architecture and its effect on everyday lives. Work by Tatiana Bilbao, Tom dePaor and Peter Maybury, Pablo Bronstein, Set Collective, Celine Condorelli, John Gerrard in collaboration with A2 Architects, Alex Milton amongst others will reveal how much of our experience of designed or informal space is unconscious.
Constructing the View
Irish Museum of Modern Art
A day of conversations between photographers, architects and theorists exploring the ways in which photography may be used not just in recording built space, but also in its conception, design, evaluation and investigation. Participants, Hugh Campbell, John Gerrard, Dennis Gilbert, David Grandorge, Fiona Kearney, Declan Long, Shelley McNamara, Mark Pimlott, Philipp Schaerer, Jules Spinatsch, Alexandra Stara, Space Framed, Thomas Struth, Michael Wolf.
Organised by : School of Architecture, University College Dublin, Architectural Association of Ireland. Irish Architecture Foundation., School of Architecture, Queen’s University Belfast., Irish Museum of Modern Art. www.constructingtheview.com
08/08/2013 – 07/09/2013
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
COEXIST is an exhibition that explores an often hidden practice in contemporary art making, namely the role of the studio development as expressed by works on paper.
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain | Gerard Byrne | Amanda Coogan John Gerrard | Nevan Lahart | Sean Lynch
Curated by Eamonn Maxwell
14/07/2013 – 27/07/2013
Galway Arts Festival
The first Irish showing of two recent works by John Gerrard . The two large-scale digital projections presented for his Festival exhibition are meticulous slow-moving ‘virtual portraits' of schools constructed in the 1960's Cuban countryside. Install shots are here and here.
Pulp Press (Kistefos) 2013 opens in Norway
15/02/2013 – 14/04/2013
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things.
A Hayward Touring exhibition curated by Mark Leckey at the Bluecoat. Liverpool.
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey explores in this exhibition how our relationships with artworks and common objects are transformed through new technologies. He has included a provocative mix of historical and contemporary works of art, videos, mechanical objects and archaeological artefacts. Included in this mix is an ancient Egyptian mummified cat, a bionic hand, a medieval gargoyle head and a supersized inflatable Felix the Cat.
John Gerrard showing Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) 2009.
Also touring to Nottingham Contemporary and the De la Warr Pavilion.
28/02/2013 – 14/04/2013
John Gerrard, 'Exercise' at Simon Preston.
Solo project at Simon Preston Gallery. 301 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002, United States
A survey of recent commissions from the 'Exercise' series.
Opening Friday March 1st 2013.
19/02/2013 – 19/05/2014
Out of the Ordinary
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington DC, USA
An exhibition of works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s collection that employ processes of copying, imitating and duplicating, runs through May 19. Featuring artists such as Richard Artschwager, Vija Celmins, John Gerrard, Nikki S. Lee, Roxy Paine, Gerhard Richter, George Tooker and Rachel Whiteread.
21/03/2013 – 09/06/2013
This exhibition is organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in partnership with SITE Santa Fe
'More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness' presents work by some of today’s most accomplished and promising international artists who are examining our shifting experience of reality. Over the past century, during a period of unprecedented technological change and global social upheaval, once-established beliefs, or "truths," have been cast into doubt, changing and shaping our understanding and experience of reality. Through diverse media and in unexpected ways, this exhibition explores the impact and role of deception, play, memory, power, simulation, and new technologies on art and everyday life.
artists (ao): Ai Weiwei, Seung Woo Back, Zoe Beloff, Cao Fei, Thomas Demand, Mark Dion, Leandro Erlich, Omer Fast, John Gerrard, Johan Grimonprez, Iris Haussler, Jonn Herschend, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lavier, Joel Lederer, Sharon Lockhart, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Eva and Franco Mattes, Jonathan Monk, Vik Muniz, An-My Lê, Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, Dario Robleto, Eve Sussman, Mary Temple, and Yes Men.
Curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, Curator of Contemporary Art, Center for Alternative Museum Practice (CAMP) & Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011, will be exhibited as a projection.
The exhibition premiered in SITE Santa Fe 7th July 2012 and opens in Minneapolis March 21st 2013.
24/03/2013 – 11/08/2013
0 to 60. The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art.
North Carolina Museum of Art
Co-organized by the NCMA and Penland School of Crafts, 0 to 60. The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art highlights a current trend in contemporary art: exploring the intersection of time and art by artists who employ innovative and experimental techniques. This collaborative, multimedia exhibition is on view simultaneously at both sites, featuring a major exhibition and outdoor installations at the NCMA and a series of artist residencies and installations at Penland, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue that covers the projects at Penland and the NCMA. Focusing on the concept of time and its influence on art, the exhibition looks at how time is used as form, content, and material in art, and how art is used to represent, evoke, manipulate, or transform time. Featuring artists who ignore the traditional boundaries among art, craft, and design, the exhibition presents approximately 65 works of art by over 30 international artists, including Walead Beshty, Paul Chan, Tara Donovan, Tim Hawkinson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lisa Hoke, Beth Lipman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jennifer Steinkamp, Do Ho Suh, Vera Lutter, Bill Viola, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and many others.
Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) 2008 will be exhibited as a projection.
March 21st 2013 - June 9th 2013
Open File: Long Live the New Flesh
Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Featuring Sidsel Christensen, Dori Deng and Meta Drcar, Benedict Drew, Plastique Fantastique, Joh Gerrard, Nicolas Provost and Head Gallery. The second in a series of three nation-wide events by Open File investigating the distribution and production of art via virtual and digital platforms through sound, performance and digital media. Open File is a curatorial project that exists across live events, printed publications and online media. This event coincides with the final weekend of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012.
27/07/2012 – 14/09/2012
Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport
Throughout the South London Gallery and Southwark Old Town Hall, 31 Peckham Road SE5 8UB.
Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport brings together art works which, in different ways and to varying degrees of seriousness or wit, play on some of the issues raised by sport, the politics surrounding it and its representation in the media. Aleksandra Mir’s spectacular installation Triumph, 2009, comprises 2,529 trophies; a sound piece by Janice Kerbel presents a specially scripted baseball commentary; and works by Roderick Buchanan, Lucy Gunning, Jonathan Monk, Ariel Orozco and Paul Pfeiffer take football as their subject. In Southwark Old Town Hall, John Gerrard’s Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 uses digital technologies to explore aspects of sport, spectacle, military exercise and power. In stark contrast, Michel Auder’s low-tech video collage of clips from TV coverage of the 1984 LA Olympics focuses on the human body, eroticised and mechanised in its pursuit of perfection.
27th July - 14 September 2012. Admission Free.
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 Roundtable
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is accompanied by a round table titled SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS, organised by Modern Art Oxford in association with Urbanomic.
Antoine Bousquet, lecturer in International Politics, Birkbeck University of London
Shane Brighton, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
Donna De Salvo, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art
James Der Derian, Research Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
Mark Fisher, cultural theorist, author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (2009).
Mark Hansen, Professor of Literature and Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Literature
Stepan Kment, Lead Studio Engineer, Bohemia Interactive
Robin Mackay (Chair), Director of Urbanomic
Eivind Røssaak, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, Department of Scholarship and Collections, National Library of Norway, Oslo
Anne-François Schmid,Associate professor of epistemology and philosophy, INSA de Lyon
McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard 2004), Gamer Theory (Harvard 2007)
Eyal Weizman, Professor of Visual Cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London
The event will be held on Wednesday 11 July in front of an invited audience and transcripts will be made available in the Old Power Station shortly afterwards.
SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS was supported by Thomas Dane Gallery, Simon Preston Gallery and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
07/07/2012 – 31/01/2013
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness
SITE Santa Fe
Presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and SITE Santa Fe.
Live Fire Exercise (Abadan, Iran) 2011, will be presented.
06/07/2012 – 29/07/2012
Exercise (Djibouti), 2012
Modern Art Oxford
Offsite at THE OLD POWER STATION, ARTHUR STREET, OXFORD, OX2 0AS
OPEN DAILY: 7 - 29 JULY/ 12 - 6 PM
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is a major new simulation by John Gerrard presented as a large-scale cinematic installation in the setting of the Old Power Station, Oxford.
Originating in found documentary images of US military exercises in Djibouti (Horn of Africa) and informed by research into athletic achievement, the work makes use of emerging technologies to reflect on the relationship between competitive sport, military training, theatrical performance and dance.
On a simulation of the barren Djibouti landscape, two teams of computer-generated figures meet daily at dawn to initiate a series of cryptic gestural routines – precise, repetitive, faintly antagonistic. The scene is a painstaking and extraordinarily detailed reproduction, constructed by hand within the virtual using photographic and satellite data guides from the real landscape. Neither completely synthetic nor strictly real, the work exists in ‘real time’ (Djibouti: GMT +3 hours), orbiting over a yearly cycle that incorporates the movements of sun, moon and stars.
Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 is commissioned by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University Sport and Modern Art Oxford and forms part of the London 2012 Festival.
Principal Exhibition Supporter: Audiomotion
THE OLD POWER STATION, ARTHUR STREET, OXFORD, OX2 0AS
OPEN DAILY: 7 - 29 JULY/ 12 - 6 PM
The Old Power Station is located a 10-minute walk from Modern Art Oxford and a 2-minute walk from Oxford train station.
John Gerrard: Lecture 10.07.2012 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday, 5pm. Free, booking essential. John Gerrard discusses Exercise (Djibouti) 2012. The newly commissioned work will be contextualised alongside the wider Exercise series and Animated Scene, an earlier related series on the American landscape. Magdalen College Auditorium, entrance on Longwall Street.
BOOK TICKETS: http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/
Offsite Exhibition Tour: Dan Pinchbeck 20.07.2012 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday, 4pm. Free, just turn up at the Old Power Station, Arthur Street, Oxford. Dan Pinchbeck, Creative Director of thechineseroom game studio, and Reader in Computer Games, University of Portsmouth, discusses Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 in relation to media technology, gaming and art.
John Gerrard In Conversation With Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith 24.07.2012 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DATE UPDATED! Free, booking essential. Old Power Station, Arthur Street, Oxford. John Gerrard is joined in conversation with Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, critic, curator and Senior Lecturer at University College Dublin.
BOOK TICKETS: www.modernartoxford.org.uk
17/05/2012 – 20/05/2012
The Penzace Convention
Panel discussion On Extraction and its Complications
hosted by Urbanomic
Speakers will discuss the logic of extraction, in its various forms, and the idea of the human as 'homo extractus'. Speakers include artist John Gerrard, Allen Buckley, author of The Story of Mining in Cornwall and many other publications on Cornish industrial history, Esther Leslie of Birkbeck College, University of London, author of Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry, and Shaun Lewin, of the University of Plymouth, a spatial data specialist who has been closely involved in the development and implementation of England's first comprehensive mapping of inshore fishing.
Building on the legacy of last year's Falmouth Convention, 'The Penzace Convention' develops the interdisciplinary approach that was exemplified through field trips in 2010 and is conceived as an international meeting of artists, curators, writers, scientists, historians, philosophers and experts from other fields, with an emphasis on exchange of views and experiences. The Convention will focus on the far west of Cornwall, drawing on histories specific to this locale. In addition to field trips and conference presentations, it will offer opportunities for informal debate and social exchange.
THE PENZACE CONVENTION will reflect on the theme of extraction, with reference both to the social and environmental legacies of Cornwall's extractive industries - mining and fishing in particular - and to the processes by which artists draw meaning from history and site. Iain Boal, a social historian of science, technics and the commons, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and has lived on San Francisco Bay for twenty-five years, will give the keynote, comparing Cornwall and the northern California littoral as zones of extraction. In particular he will trace the legacies - environmental and social - of mining and fishing considered as industries tied into a globalised market, by drawing out the paradoxes of depletion and sustainability, of tourism and the heritage industry, of regional autonomy and centralised subsidy, of lived reality and the mythos of the far West.
25/04/2012 – 29/06/2012
Junge Akademie 2012
Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin
Five fellowship holders of the Junge Akademie Berlin present their works: installation, drawing, performance, video.
Artists: Steven Baelen, John Gerrard, Clara Montoya, Katja Pfeiffer, Jan Wawrzyniak.
Gerrard presents Grow Finish Unit (near Elkhart, Kansas), 2008, Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado), 2009, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma), 2009
29/03/2012 – 03/06/2012
MCA I Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Explore the ways in which artists visualise time and its passing in Marking Time. Featuring major works by eleven Australian and international artists, you’ll see the concept and representation of time — past, present and future — reinterpreted and revealed across such diverse media as drawing, watercolour, sculpture, installation, sound and light.
Discover meaning in unexpected subjects as the past and present collide in Edgar Arcenaux’s ambitious large-scale drawings; consider the concept of universal time through Tatsuo Miyajima’s video and photography; see how Lindy Lee harnesses the power of fire and water in her weather paintings. In Rivane Neuenschwender’s poetic flip-clocks and calendars, witness time become elastic and open-ended; while Elisa Sighicelli literally rewinds time through the medium of film – watch as exploded fireworks contract to pin-points against the night sky, as ends return to beginnings.
Accompany Katie Paterson and Gulumbu Yunupingu as they turn their gazes upwards depicting ancient cosmic phenomena and celestial formations through confetti, moonlight and upon bark panels and hollowed memorial (Larrakitj) poles.
Examine the connections between real time and digital artifice in John Gerrard’s epic, slow moving animations of American mid-western scenes and see time pass before your eyes in Jim Campbell’s flickering, ever-changing scenes inspired by family albums and events and created using computer-programmed light. Study the relationship of geo-political dates throughout history in Tom Nicholson’s vast wall drawing and become transfixed by Daniel Crooks’ mesmeric videos as he stretches and reconfigures time into abstract bands of colour.
Some pieces come to life only at night, such as Jim Campbell’s monumental installationScattered Light illuminating the Museum’s front lawn, and others develop and change through the course of the exhibition, amplifying the effects of time. A fitting exhibition to mark the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art, join us to celebrate time in all its beauty, drama, devastation and subtlety through these diverse and dynamic works.
Exhibiting Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez, Richfield, Kansas), Universal (near Iron Springs, Alberta) 2010, and Sun Spot Drawing (Guantanamo City) 2011
01/03/2012 – 01/07/2012
mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
The first UK showing of two recent works by Gerrard consolidates his reputation as one of the most innovative artists working today. Cuban School (Community 5th of October) 2010 and Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011 are meticulous slow-moving virtual portraits of schools constructed in the 1960’s Cuban countryside that are now decaying functional ruins.
Both works are infinite in duration based on a continuous real-time 365-day solar cycle, and powerfully mark the melancholic demise of a political vision.
Curated by AV Festival in partnership with mima. UK Premiere.
11/02/2012 – 15/04/2012
Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains, France
Curators: Marie-Thérèse Champesme and Pascale Pronnie
artists: Artists : ALEXANDRE ALEXEIEFF, FRANCIS ALYS, BERTHOLD BARTOSCH, THOMAS BAYRLE, JUSTIN BENNETT, ROBERT BREER, JIM CAMPBELL, EMILE COHL, ALEXANDRA CROUWERS, CLINT ENNS, SIMON FAITHFULL, MAIDER FORTUNE, JOHN GERRARD, JANNICK GUILLOU, WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, JAN KOPP, LES RICHES DOUANIERS, NORMAN MCLAREN, THOR OCHSNER, LAURENT PERNOT, ANGELO PLESSAS, QIU ANXIONG, QUBO GAS, KELLY RICHARDSON, CHRISTIAN RIZZO ET IUAN-HAU CHIANG, HIRAKI SAWA, ALEXANDER SCHELLOW, TABAIMO
Exhibiting John Gerrard's Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011
07/10/2011 – 08/01/2012
Kumu Art Museum / Art Museum of Estonia
Curator: Adam Budak
Artists: Helena Almeida, John Baldessari, Becky Beasely, Stefan Burger, Miriam Böhm, Banu Cennetoglu, Sunah Choi, Haris Epaminonda, Geoffrey Farmer, John Gerrard, Jack Goldstein, Caroline Heider, Anette Kelm, Elad Lassry, Tatiana Lecomte, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Marlo Pascual, Alexandre Singh.
The exhibition foregrounds the self-reflexive nature of the photographic medium and its current condition - as well as its "conditionality": what makes photography "possible"; what makes it "work"; how photography continuously contributes to the architecture of the image and goes BEYOND.
John Gerrard exhibits Cuban School (Sancti Spiritu) 2011
05/07/2011 – 17/07/2011
John Gerrard, Infinite Freedom Exercise
Manchester International Festival,
Sited outdoors in the city centre, John Gerrard’s new piece 'Infinite Freedom Exercise (near Abadan, Iran) 2011' is an infinitely evolving hyper realistic virtual world, played out 24 hours a day. On the screen is a single figure, dressed in generic army fatigues, moving continuously through a series of exercises against the backdrop of a Persian landscape. Using 3D motion scanning, the exercises are captured from movement created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Thomas Dane Gallery with the support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Culture Ireland
28/05/2011 – 22/07/2011
Grow Finish Unit
Galerie Schloss Damtschach
Grow Finish Unit (near Elkhart, Kansas), 2008 installed in a 14th Century space in Schloss Damtschach, Austria.
27/05/2011 – 31/10/2011
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
As part of the celebrations marking the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s 20th anniversary, Twenty, an exhibition featuring twenty artists, opens to the public on the 28 May 2011. The exhibition presents a younger generation of Irish and international artists whose work is seen increasingly on the international stage.
Dust Storm (near Manter, Kansas) 2009 will be exhibited
13/05/2011 – 21/05/2011
AO& SPRING RESIDENCY
Loquaiplatz 3, Vienna
plants and animals of the season, aliments of disclosed origin, multiple differentiated courses
every day May 13th - May 21th at 6pm
13/05/2011 – 25/05/2011
Live Fire Exercise
Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, London
A world premiere and a company premiere are just two highlights in an evening of sheer energy with The Royal Ballet. Resident choreographer Wayne McGregor evolves his surprising series of art world collaborations in a world premiere for The Royal Ballet with visual artist John Gerrard introducing a virtual landscape to the stage – astonishingly real but meticulously fabricated by the artist – real time portraits unfold to the enigmatic Tippett score Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli, conducted by Barry Wordsworth, Music Director of The Royal Ballet.
01/04/2011 – 01/05/2011
John Gerrard 'Universal'
Derry, Northern Ireland
exhibiting Universal (Iron Springs, Alberta) 2010, Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009
16/02/2011 – 03/04/2011
The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival,
presents the first Australian solo exhibition by John Gerrard.
07/02/2011 – 02/04/2011
Ivorypress Art + Books Space are hosting a solo exhibition of John Gerrard.
*JOHN GERRARD published by Ivory Press, is now available. The book includes texts by Yoani Sánchez (writer), Ed Keller, the philosophers Robin Mackay and Reza Negarestani,as well as an in-depth conversation with Simon Groom (Director of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh).
04/11/2010 – 31/12/2010
John Gerrard / Cuban School
Simon Preston Gallery
301 Broome St
NY, NY 10002, USA
Cuban School (Community 5th of October) 2010 is a portrait of an existing building, situated in the countryside outside Havana. Constructed in the 1960's to a modular Eastern Bloc design, the school is, though actively used and home to 75 school children, essentially a 'functional ruin', disinheriting its formal integrity through entropy and decay. The site continues the artist's interest in modular, pre-fabricated structures, questioning their resilience and capacity to exist as potent entities once complicit resources are depleted or removed.
John Gerrard MoMA Lecture
Museum of Modern Art, NY
'Modern Monday' Series
Theatre 2 (The Roy + Niuta Titus Theatre) T2
October 25th 2010 7pm
John Gerrard, Sow Farm
What you see is where you're at. Part 3
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Curated by Simon Groom
27/06/2010 – 04/07/2010
AO& SUMMER RESIDENCY
Loquaiplatz 3, Vienna
plants and animals of the season, aliments of disclosed origin, multiple differentiated courses
A sculptural display of the work of Arche Noah, Austria (http://arche-noah.at) by John Gerrard
every day june 27th - July 4th at 6pm
25/06/2010 – 30/07/2010
The Fifth Genre
Galerie Lelong, NY, USA
Talia Chetrit, Marti Cormand, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomeno, John Gerrard, Jane Hammond, Ellen Harvey, Alfredo Jaar, Jannis Kounellis, Louise Lawler,Miranda Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yasumasa Morimura, Jaume Plensa, Charles Ritchie, Sally Ross, Kate Shepherd, Erin Shirreff, Kiki Smith, Lynn Talbot, Antoni Tàpies, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, and Jonas Wood
14/05/2010 – 14/05/2011
Art on the Underground Jubilee Line Commission
As a part of a series of new contemporary art projects for the Jubilee line commissioned by Art on the Underground, Irish artist John Gerrard is to present a large-scale installation of Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) in Canary Wharf Underground station’s iconic ticket hall. Shown on this occasion as a large-scale data projection on a monolithic block wall in the station (11m x 8m), Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) is a complex digital moving image piece that develops in real time for a thirty-year period.
May 14th 2010 to May 14th 2011
06/03/2010 – 14/03/2010
AO& Late Winter Residency
Every day from 7pm
Plants and animals of the season
Aliments of disclosed origin
Multiple differentiated courses
For further information and booking
phf (at) aound.net
02/02/2010 – 25/03/2010
Thomas Dane Gallery, London
A first London exhibition with Thomas Dane Gallery, London
05/11/2009 – 31/05/2010
Directions : John Gerrard
Hirshhorn Museum + Sculpture Garden
Washington DC, USA.
The Hirshhorn Museum’s “Directions” series features recent work by Vienna-based Irish artist John Gerrard (b. Dublin, 1974), who uses digital technology to re-imagine landscape art. The exhibition, organized by associate curator Kelly Gordon, opens Nov. 5 and is on view through May 31, 2010. Gerrard uses Realtime 3-D, a customized game-design software, in conjunction with on-site photography, animating the stills into a seamless cinematic panning shot to capture a 360-degree view of his subjects. The result is imagery that hovers between fact and fiction.
09/10/2009 – 12/12/2009
John Gerrard, Glenn Ligon
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design,
Two solo shows curated by Wayne Baerwaldt
07/06/2009 – 30/09/2009
La Bienniale di Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition
John Gerrard Animated Scene will be a collateral project at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. It will be inaugurated on June 4, 2009, and remain open to the public from June 7 - September 30, 2009.
Animated Scene will present three new works as large-scale projections. Each work introduces a virtual scene - astonishingly real but entirely and meticulously fabricated by the artist and his studio between 2007-9 - based on documentation of the agri-industrial landscapes of the American Great Plains, scattered with grain silos, pig production units and small towns.
A fourth work from the same series will be shown concurrently at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, as part of Infinitum, the final part of a trilogy of exhibitions mounted by Axel Vervoordt which began in 2007 with Artempo: When Time Becomes Art.
The project is curated by Jasper Sharp, curator and writer, and Patrick T. Murphy, Director and Curator of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
For more details see http://www.johngerrard-venice.net
06/06/2009 – 15/11/2009
Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia
Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marlène Dumas, Fischli & Weiss, Lucio Fontana, Adam Fuss, John Gerrard, Thomas Houseago, Donald Judd, Kimsooja, Piero Manzoni, Mario Merz, Duane Michals, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Thomas Ruff, Diana Thater, James Turrell + many others.
Curator: Axel Vervoordt