May 30th 2022

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

May 23rd 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ,
KING & KING
A new sculpture
Installed in the United States

May 16th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
SAVE THE DATE
BAD+
July 6-10 2022
HANGAR 14

May 9th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
LINDA KARSHAN
Backstage filming ‘Two Feet Walking’
By Ishmael Annobil, Filmmaker
In response to the architecture of Murray Edwards College
Cambridge University
8th April 2022

May 2nd 2022

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
HELMUT FEDERLE

April 25th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
BENEDICTE DELAY WITH JASON BUTLER
‘ONE ON ONE’
Exhibition at ArtHouse Jersey
14 April – 2 May 2022

April 11th 2022

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April 4th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
A WALKED DRAWING, ‘TWO FEET WALKING’,
By Linda Karshan
In collaboration with Filmmaker, Ishmael Annobil
In response to the architecture of Murray Edwards College,
University of Cambridge

March 28th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ISHMAEL ANNOBIL, 'INSOMNIA'
Coming soon at L'Interstice, Arles
Opening on April 15, 2022

March 21st 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
JASON BUTLER, ‘ONE ON ONE’
Launch new ArtHouse exhibition space
Jersey, England

March 14th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ART & LANGUAGE, "THESE SCENES", 2016
Acquired by Centre Pompidou

March 7th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ
Bauhaus-Museum,
Weimar, Germany

February 21st 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
LOSING DAN GRAHAM
1942-2022

February 14th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
THE DEVELOPMENT OF BAD+
BORDEAUX + ART + DESIGN
New dates: July 6-10 2022, at HANGAR 14

February 7th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
2000 THANK YOU NOTES
7 February 2022

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January 31st 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
NEW SPACE FOR JSVCPROJECTS

January 24th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ROBERT STONE
Debut with Haines Gallery at FOG Design + Art 2022
San Francisco, CA

January 17th 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MISCHA KUBALL
nolde / kritik / documenta
A project by documenta archiv, Draiflessen Collection and Mischa Kuball
NEW DATE: FALL 2022

January 10th 2022

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January 3rd 2022

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Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation, Angel 10, Animated double-clock sculpture, Edition of 3, 300 x 180 x 35 cm, Permanent installation, Lissignol Street, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000-2016

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ
Bauhaus-Museum,
Weimar, Germany

March 7th 2022

Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation
Angel 10, Animated double-faced double-sided clock 2000-2010, Edition of 3, 66 x 120 x 15 cm (realized by Jaeger-LeCoultre), Installation view, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2010

After a fraught ten days watching the news of an invasion and war now in Ukraine, it feels uncanny that Esther Shalev-Gerz is on the way to Weimar where she will open an exhibition Friday, March 11, at the Bauhaus-Museum, entitled “Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin” until May 16.

Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000
Installation, Angel 10, Animated double-faced double-sided clock 2000-2010, Edition of 3, 66 x 120 x 15 cm (realized by Jaeger-LeCoultre), Installation view, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012

It is not the artist’s first engagement in this city; she has made works inspired by the writer’s sense of time pulling us in multiple directions simultaneously, something that provoked the now well-known, and well-exhibited work that you see here, ANGEL 10, Animated double-faced double-sided clock, 2000-2010.

Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation,
Angels 1-6 and 13-15, Diasec-mounted colour digital photographs, 77 x 102 cm
Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation,
Angels 1-6 and 13-15, Diasec-mounted colour digital photographs, 77 x 102 cm

In 1940 taking in the winds of the cataclysm of WWII, Walter Benjamin adopted an angel drawing by Paul Klee as his mascot. He wrote, 

“This Angelus Novus His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned towards the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet.”

Walter Benjamin, Philosophy of History, 9th Theses, 1940.
Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation,
Angels 1-6 and 13-15, Diasec-mounted colour digital photographs, 77 x 102 cm

Watching the horrors of the past week, I am reminded how writing and art have been impacted by unspeakable cruel acts of man. Never in my lifetime did I expect to see tanks moving into a sovereign European country, indiscriminate bombardments, war crimes against civilians but it is here for us all to see day after day now. Evil among us. Again. Ironically this sculpture of Shalev-Gerz of time going in two directions at once has always warned us, it is forward and backwards unable to get away from the other. I have seen it in the exhibitions here—See it in these exhibition views—, Lausanne, Jeu de Paume, on a rooftop in Geneva, on a barn in Sweden. Now again in Weimar which the Nazis loved so much that they decided to build a concentration camp down the road in the verdant forest.

Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation
Angels 7-9, Black and white photographs, 70 x 90 cm
Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation
Angels 7-9, Black and white photographs, 70 x 90 cm
Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation
Angels 7-9, Black and white photographs, 70 x 90 cm

Anything I might say about this work, or the important photographs and video that accompany, you can see on her website. Ukraine has taken all the words out of my mouth. This is a terrible sensation. One that Walter Benjamin knew well.

Esther Shalev-Gerz, Inseparable Angels: An Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2000, Installation
Angel 10, Animated double-faced double-sided clock 2000-2010, Edition of 3, 66 x 120 x 15 cm (realized by Jaeger-LeCoultre)

More info:

Esther Shalev-Gerz

Bauhaus-Museum, Weimar

Invitation to the exhibition