New issue and Peter Friedl exhibition

New issue and Peter Friedl exhibition


September 15, 2010

New issue out now

Peter Friedl Exhibition
17 September – 16 October2010

16 September, 6.30 pm

New Issue Featuring:

HIGHLIGHTS: Shahryar Nashat by Nav Haq; Erin Shirreff by Fionn Meade; Apichatpong Weerasethakul by Carson Chan; The Dark Continents by Joanna Fiduccia; Tobias Madison by Gianni Jetzer; Etienne Chambaud by Vincent Normand.

MAIN THEME: THE REALITY SHOW: The Action of Seeing by Tina DiCarlo & Khadija Carroll La; Mohamed Bourouissa by Quinn Latimer; Complacency Kills by Joe Sacco; Nikons and Icons by David Levi Strauss; Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio by Michele D’Aurizio & Eva Fabbris

MONO: DEXTER DALWOOD: When History Collapses into the Present by David Anfam; The Space of Enchantment by Martin Herbert; Sharpenings by Cherry Smyth.

COLUMNS: PIONEERS: Lourdes Castro by Simone Menegoi; FUTURA: Simon Fujiwara by Hans Ulrich Obrist; MAPPING THE STUDIO: Pawel Althamer in Warsaw by Luca Cerizza; VIA À VIS: Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys by Elena Filipovic; CRITICAL SPACE: The Politics of Friendship by Markus Miessen; LAST QUESTION: Do you believe in ghosts? by Philippe Parreno.

Kaleidoscope is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it offers a timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures) with an interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

Kaleidoscope’s initiatives include a project space, located in our headquarters in Milan and animated by a rigorous and highly selective program.

Kaleidoscope project space is hosting the first solo show in Italy dedicated to Peter Friedl (b. 1960, Oberneukirchen, Austria. Lives and works in Berlin). The show will open on September 16 at 6:30 pm and will be on view until October 16. Friedl’s work reflects on how images are produced and questions their ability to represent a historic, political and cultural event. In this investigation, carried out with a wide variety of media, from photography to non-fiction essay writing, Friedl recently introduced the use of the tableau vivant with the two videos The Children (2009) and Bilbao Song (2010) – on view among other works in the exhibition. Two situations characterized by a complex political history—Albania and the Basque countries—are emblematized through a staging based on painterly models. The persuasive beauty of these images, composed within iconographic traditions (socialist realism in one case, historic painting in the other), has an allegorical function with regard to the historical-political issues they reference. With the creation of tableaux vivants, Freidl makes explicit his interest in the events that lie behind the imagery frozen in a given representational tradition.

The exhibition of Peter Friedl’s work is part of the programming for Kaleidoscope’s project space, curated by Michele D’Aurizio and Eva Fabbris for the 2010–2011 season.

For further information please contact:

Galleria Buenos Aires, 10
20124 Milan, Italy
TEL +39 02 365 355 63
FAX +39 02 365 361 17
info [​at​]

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