December 13th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MINYADES
An exhibition of paintings by Richard Höglund
The Bonnier Gallery, Miami
December 2021
A Catalogue Essay

December 6th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MISCHA KUBALL
ReferenzRäume
Museum Morsbroich
5 December – 24 April 2022

November 29th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ABOUT THE TREES
Thanksgiving 2021

November 25th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

November 15th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
THE WORLD MAP
Thanks to Mr Hide

November 8th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
KOEN VANMECHELEN LABIOMISTA, GENK (BELGIUM)
The book launch and debate
“NOT TO BE MISTAKEN”, November, 4th

October 25th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
OCTOBER 2021
"Linda Karshan: The Covid-19 Conversation"
Still in the limelight

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October 18th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO POLAND
POSTSCRIPT PARIS

October 11th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO POLAND III
Out of the oven
Warsaw Sept 28-Oct 3

October 5th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
HELMUT FEDERLE
NOVARTIS Campus – Forum 3, Basel
DIENER & DIENER - WIEDERIN
2005

October 2nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
BETWEEN LISTENING AND TELLING
Esther Shalev Gerz
Nuit Blanche Paris,
Tonight

September 27th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

September 20th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ART BASEL HALL 2.0C1
René Schmitt and ART & LANGUAGE
THESE SCENES, 2016

September 6th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MISCHA KUBALL
Wolfsburg and Utopias

September 2nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO POLAND
A new expedition on the CERAMIC & FOOD ROUTE

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August 30th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO POLAND
A new expedition on the CERAMIC & FOOD ROUTE
Bright blue and white ceramics fill the dining room with warmth and visual appeal

August 23rd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO POLAND
A new expedition on the CERAMIC & FOOD ROUTE
Starts today in Warsaw through 3 October

August 2nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ
SUMMER IN PARIS

July 30th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

July 26th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
ARCO MADRID,
1st Art Fair in 2 years

July 23rd 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

July 19th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

July 16th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

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July 12th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IN THE ARTIST'S STUDIO
JASON BUTLER "THE COLLAGES"
Pop-Up Exhibition, Jersey

July 5th 2021

STILL BEHIND THE SCENES:
NINA NOWAK'S EXHIBITION
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

June 28th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
PER KIRKEBY UNREALISED BRICK PROJECTS
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

June 21st 2021

NEW ARRIVALS:
MISCHA KUBALL

June 18th 2021

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
HELMUT FEDERLE NIETZSCHE-HAUS SILS-MARIA
Schwabe AG Basel, 2004 Peter André Bloch & Jan Thorn-Prikker
on the occasion of Helmut Federle's "Edelweiss im Nietzsche-Haus, Sils-Maria" exhibition in Nietzsche's Haus, Sept 2004 to July 2005

June 14th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
L'INTERSTICE ARLES OPENING
JOSETTE SAYERS AND GUILLAUME ZUILI'S PHOTOGRAPHS
Brave and fearless

June 11th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
CONGRATULATIONS ISHMAEL ANNOBIL
DIRECTOR for "LINDA KARSHAN: COVID-19 CONVERSATION"​
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AT MYKONOS INTL FILM FES

June 4th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
THE LAUNCH OF REAL TIME AND THE 3BS

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May 31st 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
FLOWERS OF PERHAPS
LIOR GAL
ENGELS PLEIN, LEUVEN BELGIUM

May 24th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MATHILDE BRETILLOT DESIGNS NEW MUSEUM FOR LA MANUFACTURE DE GIEN

May 17th 2021

THIS TIME TWO YEARS AGO:
DRAW ART FAIR, LONDON, 2019, DESIGNER MATHILDE BRETILLOT AND ARCHITECT MISKA MILLER-LOVEGROVE

May 10th 2021

NEW ARRIVALS:
WETTERLING, STOCKHOLM

April 25th 2021

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
HELMUT FEDERLE
ABSTRACT PAINTING OF AMERICA AND EUROPE
Ritter Verlag, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, 1988

April 11th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
LUKAS HOFFMANN, CNAP ACQUISITION AND TWO EXHIBITIONS

April 9th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ, WEFRAC 2021

April 2nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
"LINDA KARSHAN: COVID-19 CONVERSATION"
selected by Nawada and Hollywood Boulevard Festivals

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March 29th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ
CNAP ACQUISITION,
"Describing Labor", 2012

March 26th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
A STUDIO VISIT WITH DEANNA PETHERBRIDGE

March 22nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
JSVCPROJECTS & INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXPEDITIONS

March 2nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
HELMUT FEDERLE IN NEW YORK

February 22nd 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
RICHARD MILAZZO OBSZINE #3
The Sadness of Bad Thinking

February 15th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
RICHARD MILAZZO OBSZINE #3, ART, POETRY, AND THE PATHOS OF COMMUNICATION,
The Art of Impeachment

February 1st 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
WITH POET/CURATOR RICHARD MILAZZO
REVISITING OBSZINE #3

January 12th 2021

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
POETRY IN SEDITIOUS TIMES

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January 5th 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SOUVENIRS FROM 2020!

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Linda Karshan ‘Two feet walking’, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil

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 9th 2022

“I couldn’t shake the feeling of the tap shoes in space. It was with me all the time. It created an energetic structure.”


Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts on Karshan’s first walked drawing at Saatchi Gallery for Draw London Art Fair 2019.
Linda KarshanTwo feet walking’, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil

In the early evening of Friday 8th April in the Brutalist building of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, Linda Karshan performed ‘Two Feet Walking’, the latest iteration of her remarkable walked drawings. Here are the backstahe images of her performance.

Linda KarshanTwo feet walking’, with a jacket by designer T-Michael, Courtesy T-Michael, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil
Linda Karshan ‘Two feet walking’, with a jacket by designer T-Michael, Courtesy T-Michael, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil

Extract from Money + Art Press release:

Starting in the Rosemary Murray Library, home to over 60,000 books and the scene of countless hours of reading, thinking and writing, Karshan will produce a different and complementary type of knowledge: one that uses the body and the senses to acquire a better understanding of the world.

Linda Karshan ‘Two feet walking’, with a jacket by designer T-Michael, Courtesy T-Michael, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil

Karshan’s art evolves in a creative zone similar to the ‘transitional space’, described by British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott as being located between internal and external reality. She accesses it by following an internal rhythm 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (turn) to draw lines that are either walked in steps or made on paper. Sometimes she stops “to embellish a particular point with a few steps of dancelike footwork.” (Ishmael Annobil, filmmaker and collaborator).

Linda Karshan ‘Two feet walking’, with a jacket by designer T-Michael, Courtesy T-Michael, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil
Linda Karshan ‘Two feet walking’, with a jacket by designer T-Michael, Courtesy T-Michael, Cameraman: Gian Maria Urbinati, Soundman: Nikos Nikolalaios, Photo by Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Linda Karshan, Ishmael Annobil

Filmmaker and poet, Ishmael Annobil is the collaborator with Linda Karshan on all her walked drawings. Of “Two Feet Walking” he says,

“After reviewing our first recce in October, I realised we were missing a crucial element: Books. Linda’s practice dwells within classical and contemporary bibliography. The obvious solution was to co-opt the Rosemary Edwards Library. It gave me the opportunity to develop a dichotomous scheme for the walk, reflecting the anthropological logic of “pantomime after high formality”. Interestingly, this new scheme also presented two different acoustic environments, one soft and the other hard and resonant, which I decided to link with a poetic gesture: a chair for Linda to sit and change into her waiting tap shoes. Cinematography, too, will reflect the spatial contrast by juxtaposing angular shots with flowing shots – formal and informal. For extra fluidity, I decided to wedge open all doors, as opposed to an original idea of Linda opening doors herself to suggest questing.”

Filmaker Ishmael Annobil © Photo by Gian Maria Urbinati
Bénédicte Delay, Director at JSVCprojects, symposium following the performance © Photo by Ishmael Annobil

Biography:

Linda Karshan, American, b. 1947 was educated at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (1965- 67); the Sorbonne, Paris (1967-68); and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1969). In 1983, she earned a Masters in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch Centre for British Studies, London. Her MA thesis, entitled Play, Creativity and the Birth of the Self, focused on D.W. Winnicott’s theories of transitional space and creativity, which are central to Karshan’s artistic practice.

Solo museum exhibitions include: Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany (2013); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2003); Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK (2002); Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (2002).

Group exhibitions include: The Courtauld, London, UK (2014, 2012), Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2013, 2010), Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany (2013), British Museum, London, UK (2010), Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany (2009), and Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (2008).

She regularly exhibits with several galleries in Europe, and with ART 3 in Brooklyn, NY.

Linda Karshan’s drawings, prints and artist’s books are held in public and private collections, including, in the UK: The British Library, The British Museum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Sir
John Soane’s Museum, Tate Modern, The Arts Council Collection, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough, England; in the US: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY. A suite of thirteen prints have been recently acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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