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

NATURE NOTES:
HELLO TO SPRING, PARIS

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

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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

January 31st 2022

BEHIND THE SCENES:
NEW SPACE FOR JSVCPROJECTS

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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

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

January 3rd 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!
WARM WISHES AND NEW ADVENTURES

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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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July 23rd 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

July 19th 2021

UNAPOLOGETIC CONTENT.

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

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

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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

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

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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

April 2nd 2021

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

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

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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!

December 31st 2020

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
DECEMBER 31, 2020
JASON BUTLER'S EXHIBITION
Meyer Schapiro, “Theory and Philosophy of Art: Style, Artist and Society

December 18th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
LIOR GALL, BRUSSELS, 2020

December 11th 2020

HIGHLIGHT:
LOVE LETTERS
A new participative project by artist Koen Vanmechelen

December 4th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
LINDA KARSHAN AND THE BROOKLYN RAIL

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November 27th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
NOVEMBER 2020, LINDA KARSHAN
The Covid Conversation, A New Film

November 6th 2020

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
PARIS, NOV. 6, 2020
ABËTËI by Ishmael Fiifi Annobil

October 20th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MATHILDE BRETILLOT
Designs new offices for Parfums de Marly, Paris

October 12th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
BERLIN STUDIO VISIT - LUKAS HOFFMANN

October 7th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
BERLIN

September 24th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
GALERIE NÄCHST ST. STEPHAN ROSEMARIE SCHWARZWÄLDER, VIENNA
Friederike Mayröcker, Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist - until 10 Oct
Schutzgeister/Guardian Spirits

September 9th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
JSVCPROJECTS AND KOEN VANMECHELEN
The Battery Channel Podcast

September 1st 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO, JERSEY

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August 25th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
MANIFEST OF THE TRUE

August 18th 2020

A WALK IN MY LIBRARY:
3 LOVE POEMS IN THE SUMMER

August 11th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
SUMMER NEWS

August 4th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ROD MENGHAM,
Awarded the Cholmondeley Award for Poets

July 28th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
JILL SILVERMAN VAN COENEGRACHTS RECOMMENDS

July 21st 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
LINDA KARSHAN
Studio visit

July 14th 2020

BEHIND THE SCENES:
STEFANO CIGADA,
"Frammenti" at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere

January 2nd 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

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September 9th 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES:
PER KIRKEBY,
"Brick Sculptures"

September 2nd 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES:
IDE TO PUGLIA
"Ceramic & Food Route",
Recent Summer 2019 Highlights

August 26th 2019

JSVC HIGHLIGHTS:
ART & LANGUAGE, LONDON

June 17th 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES:
DRAW ART FAIR LONDON

April 22nd 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES:
ART & LANGUAGE, EXHIBITION AT GALERIE MICHAEL JANSSEN, Berlin

March 4th 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES:
DR. SUSANNE A. KUDIELKA,
Private art collecting is a passion

July 25th 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES:
KOEN VANMECHELEN
“It’s About Time”

July 4th 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES:
DAYDREAMING WITH STANLEY KUBRICK,
Exhibition at Somerset House, London

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Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Friederike Mayröcker, Hans Ulrich Obrist

BEHIND THE SCENES:
GALERIE NÄCHST ST. STEPHAN ROSEMARIE SCHWARZWÄLDER, VIENNA
Friederike Mayröcker, Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist – until 10 Oct
Schutzgeister/Guardian Spirits

September 24th 2020

Part I

On the road. Have not flown since March; decamped to Paris mid summer, but like many I have flown weekly for three decades to Art Fairs, Openings, Studio Visits, to see clients, like getting on a school bus after a while. Not anymore.

A trip to Vienna in March was cancelled. I heard Schwarzwälder’s voice three weeks ago and knew it was time to move. Empty airports and plane. Before I knew it I was at this remarkable opening (everyone masked) for a poet I didn’t know, but now do. (So much for my knowledge of the post-War Austrian literary scene).

Gallery view

Mayröcker is a historic poet and writer who also makes drawings; a delicate way to ease back into looking at art after months of hiatus. The opening evening intense still-summer heat, masks, tables overflow with her numerous publications; I am dazed by her celebrity and determination. Obrist makes a museum show. It is unexpected and timely. “There is no certainty anywhere, there is only hope,” the artist’s words on the press release.

Friederike Mayröcker, “KINDERKa-LÄNDER”, Felt pen, pencil on paper, 13-parts, 22 x 30 cm, 1991
Book table

This un-emphatic female gesture, a silent cloud of sensitivity, innocent, playful auto- fictions as works on paper. The exhibition includes pencil drawings in vitrines and on the walls; a room of publications. Thoughts jump to other artists whose kinship I recognize here, Louise Bourgeois first of all, or Niki de Saint Phalle, though maybe I am tracing a path through certain discomforts that send artists into territories of child-like illustration. Not knowing her poetry I am caught by the drawings as a language of their own. She writes,

“I live in pictures. I see everything in pictures, my complete past, memories are pictures. I transform pictures into language by climbing into the picture. I walk into it until it becomes language.”

Part II

Want to share with you Hans Ulrich Obrist’s words on this exhibition. “When I first met Maria Lassnig in 1985, she told me of her passion for Mayrocker’s literary works. She showed me Rosengarten (Rose Garden), the artist’s book she and Mayrocker made together, poems with Lassnig’s illustrations, a combination that would leave a lasting impression on me. Lassnig proceeded to read to me from this book. The encounter when I was 17, thus found me emerged in a wonderful conversation about literature and art, how the two interact. ……It is thanks to Lassnig that I discovered Mayröcker’s works, and she is one of the few writers whose works I have read almost entirely.

I always wanted to meet her in person, and it was Lassnig who made this possible. In the many decades of my friendship with Lassnig, it became a kind of ritual for me to visit her whenever I was in Vienna. During one of these visits, when Lassnig’s life was near its end after 95 years, she turned to me and asked worriedly: ”What will you do in Vienna when I am gone?” So during our very last visit, she suggested that I meet her good friend Friederike Mayröcker.

Mayröcker firmly believes that writing reflects life and she describes melancholia as her driving force. She has devoted her entire life to writing and the intensity of her dedication has resulted in more than 100 books. At our first meeting at Café Sperl in Vienna I discovered that her work also includes drawings, created in a series for decades, depicting among other things, protective ghosts, that have lent this exhibition its name. We could really use their protective powers, especially in these difficult times.”

Part III

It is a rare moment to sit in the back room of a gallery after an opening is finished. Illicits a strong memory, this sensation, life before art fairs took all the oxygen out of these rooms. A back room moment. Soho in the ‘80s, all the action around a big table or the gallerist’s ample desk strewn with catalogues of recent museum shows, art periodicals open to reviews of their artists. Great collections root in these rooms, fatigue lowers all resistance and a glass of water, a cup of tea, a few grapes, almonds revive the spirit, your eyes see differently in the witching hours before dinner after a long day of looking and talking.

In this pause discussions begin again. Searching, humor filled, at ease in this place that belongs to gallerists, artists, museum directors and visitors from abroad. Schwarzwälder’s back room is a well-kept secret. Worth a trip to Vienna for a few moments of deep pleasure here. I very much wish you all have this experience too when travel is less complicated.

Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Friederike Mayröcker

I took photos because it is like that. Quiet, thoughtful as if we are harvesting the spirits from Mayröcker’s exhibition and letting them surround us. Here you see Mayröcker, Schwarzwälder, on one side of the table resting behind closed doors, while art historian, museum director, Robert Fleck speaks with artist Jongsuk Yoon and HUO across the table, about the works filling the office walls.

Robert Fleck, Jongsuk Yoon, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Large vibrant paintings, capture Yoon’s ability to marry animated abstract forms and colors in a hushed but physical presences.

Jongsuk Yoon, “Summer Moon”, Oil on canvas, 170 x 140 cm, 2020
Jongsuk Yoon, “Insomnia”, Oil on canvas, 260 x 195 cm, 2019

A recent monograph is passed from one person to another. It is a rare moment two women artists in the back room, their works couldn’t be more different from one another. But here at this table it feels like a magic, almost alchemical moment of relief, just getting to this place where the oxygen has not been sucked out of the room. Instead seeds are planted without the least effort as art continues its transformative power.

Book “sansui”, 2015, Jongsuk Yoon published by Tayfun Belgin and Erich Franz, design by Kehrer Verlag

Part IV

As the early evening accelerates we take a short swing through some of the exhibitions that are part of the gallery weekend, a city-wide festival with international curators in Vienna, HYBRIDS closes this weekend. Wandering with facemasks is not an optimal way to look at art, but in this moment the mind tries to imagine they are not under the eyes fogging one’s specs. Two quick highlights thanks to pre-dinner stops with HUO.

Shout-out to Christine Konig Gallery with a curated presentation by Marina Fokidis WIR. Ein Hubrid im Werden that included memorable glimpses of Jimmie Durham, Peter Friedl (we don’t see his work enough), and Nancy Spero among others.

Then Exile gallery exchanges its sign for red neon which invites you to consider Julius Pristauz’s Untitled (Molly’s House); the reference to bars in 19th century

England where the spectrum of LGBTQ were invited to feel as if at home. The wood paneled two floor group show of 15 artists is filled with gender reflexive works in a wild and incandescent spectrum with a wide variety of medium; there are things to discover in this selection, especially two works by recent Kunstakademie Dusseldorf graduate, Berlin based Luki van der Gracht which pierce the subject of emotional discomfort seen through young eyes. This is a mix of poetry and photography in a practice worth keeping track of.

Luki Von der Gracht, “What Do You See? I See Desire”, 2019, and “Going Back To Who I Am”, 42 x 29 cm, Inkjet print on studio satin paper