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

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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

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

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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

August 30th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO POLAND II
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 I
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

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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

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July 16th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

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

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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 4th 2021

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THE LAUNCH OF REAL TIME AND THE 3BS

May 24th 2021

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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

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April 11th 2021

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

April 9th 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ, WEFRAC 2021

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

January 5th 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SOUVENIRS FROM 2020!

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Installation view at the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris

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

October 2nd 2021

Esther Shalev-Gerz, “Between Listening and Telling: Last Witnesses, Auschwitz 1945-2005″, 2005, Video triptych, 40 minutes.

I am in Warsaw. The second trip in two months; talked to Joanna Fikus the chief curator of exhibitions at POLIN on Thursday about this very work which to my mind is one of the masterpieces of the Shalev-Gerz oeuvre. It was made on the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005; the work is a record of the 60 survivors from this camp who were then alive in Paris. The entirety of the video testimonies was presented in a large installation in 2005 at the City Hall in Paris. It also appeared at the retrospective exhibition in Jeu de Paume, Paris, in MCBA Lausanne, in The Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver as well as in Montreal and Detroit.

For this Nuit Blanche 2021, large screens will be projected on the wall above the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, lighting the night sky. When talking to Joanna Fikus I said that to my mind, this work with its intuitive strategy of showing the silences in-between the spoken interviews was perhaps the most stirring reading of the human experience of living through what has become more and more unspeakable as time passes. It has also the potential of becoming beyond understanding once the survivors are no longer living. So the sculptural and visceral changes in the larger than life faces of these witnesses leaves a deep mark in the spirit of the viewer. In these moments of time passing, the brow becomes a landscape of pain, the eyes look away into a distant memory of things impossible to render in language, the chin, the lips, the cheeks become elements in the act of memory that transcends understanding. It becomes a mirror of our own capacity to empathise and listen in silence. We watch, we listen, we witness this silence. Shalev-Gerz allows both the healing of silence and the loud music of silence to wash through these long sequences in filmic terms. These are our relatives, even those of us with no connection to the Holocaust at all. They are our family members in the lost tribes of centuries ago, all of whom somehow managed to be in a part of the world that became nothing but a killing field.

Dinner last night in Warsaw a question fluttered across the table; how large was the Jewish community today in Warsaw. An affable heartfelt native said not more than 30,000. Which included those who were members of the community as well as those with secular associations. There was a pause among the four of us; and then he continued, ‘we once had the largest Jewish population in the world second only to New York, but that was before.’ Shalev-Gerz may well have been with us in the dining room in spirit. Certainly her work emits a transmission of human strength and resolve that certainly followed me to Poland.

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3-10 Esther Shalev-Gerz, “Between Listening and Telling: Last Witnesses, Auschwitz 1945-2005”, 2005, Video triptych, 40 minutes

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Esther Shalev-Gerz
Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris
Nuit Blanche à Paris