Georg Oskar Giannakoudakis (Icelandic, born 1985)
Paintings, Oil and acrylic on canvas
180 x 180 cm. (70.9 x 70.9 in.)
Exhibition: Pain Thing
Isobel Neviazsky, Two Figures, 2021
Graphite on paper.
Courtesy of the artist.
there’s nothing here but flesh and bone, there’s nothing more
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts
November 5–21, 2021
Curated by Eoin Dara, the 19th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts will take place this November in Galway under the title there’s nothing here but flesh and bone, there’s nothing more.
Contributors to this year’s programme are artists, filmmakers, writers and poets:
Sophia Al-Maria, Claire Biddles, Renèe Helèna Browne, Miriam de Búrca, CAConrad, Mariah Garnett, Lauren Gault, Patrick Hough, Adrien Howard & K Patrick, Jasmine Johnson, Vishal Jugdeo & vqueeram, Stanya Kahn, Theodore Kerr, Sekai Machache, Mira Mattar, The Many Headed Hydra, Mícheál McCann, Tonya McMullan, Harun Morrison, Isobel Neviazsky, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín, Nisha Ramayya, Amanda Rice and Jay G Ying.
This project is an aggregate of many unwieldy things including wet caresses, soft affection, immortal loves, necessary resistance, quiet rest, careful togetherness, boundless longing, abiding loss, honeyed scents, close correspondence, vocal exaltation, enduring solidarity, unexpected intimacies, ecstatic whispers and deep tenderness.
there’s nothing here but flesh and bone, there’s nothing more will unfold gently across different sites in the city including the An Post Gallery, Galway Arts Centre, Columban Hall, 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Nun’s Island Theatre, and Pálás Cinema.
In addition to the exhibition programme, several of the voices listed above will speak through letters and written correspondence which will be gathered together to form this year’s TULCA publication. There will also be a public programme of performances, workshops, screenings and talks taking place throughout the festival.
Albrecht Fuchs, John Baldessari, Los Angeles 2004 I. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021.
Album – Portraits 1989–2021
August 29–November 21, 2021
The exhibition Album – Portraits 1989–2021 is a comprehensive show of works by the Cologne-based artist Albrecht Fuchs. His conceptual work is dedicated to the photographic portrait and for more than three decades now Albrecht Fuchs has documented the contemporary art scene by showing colleagues in their personal environment. The people portrayed belong to different generations of artists. Several persons have been portrayed at different moments of their careers and at different times. In addition to his artist colleagues, Albrecht Fuchs also portrays gallery owners, collectors and museum directors, actors and actresses and politicians. The result is concise images of the respective personalities, conveyed through the perception of the photographic portrait, which are characterized by intensity and concentration. At the same time, they maintain a distance that leaves room for the specific individuality of the counterpart. Looking back on more than 30 years of photographic work, which also includes book projects and magazine works, the exhibition opens up a panorama of Western contemporary art, as it developed from Cologne and later found a new centre in Berlin. The close connection and artistic exchange between the Rhineland and the North American East and West Coasts become just as clear as the internationality of the art locations Cologne and Berlin, which is still formative for their self-image and perception today.
The exhibition, which was created in close collaboration with the artist, includes reference works by some of the artists portrayed, some of which belong to the permanent collection of Leopold-Hoesch-Museum. They pose questions about the significance of the photographic and the subject of the portrait for our relationship to the world and the pictorial approach to it. “Albrecht Fuchs. Album” is a collaboration between the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, the Kunsthaus im KunstKulturQuartier Nürnberg and the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren. A catalogue published by the Walther und Franz König bookshop has been released on the occasion of the exhibition.
Book Launch: 15 October 2021, 4 – 7 pm
Heni Gallery presents major exhibition by Martin Eder in London
“The Spirit is Weak, but the Flesh is Willing“, a solo exhibition of new paintings by the Berlin-based artist Martin Eder will go on show at HENI Gallery, in Soho, opening on 6 October 2021 in collaboration and support of Newport Street Gallery.
Eder’s paintings examine beauty and ugliness, depicting kittens and wide-eyed puppies alongside uncompromising nudes and more sinister and surreal encounters.
The new series of paintings describe a descent into hell – as in Dante’s Inferno – into the deeper regions of the subconscious mind and its dreams. Martin Eder‘s work can be read as a coded irony, a melancholic intermediary stage in the cosmos of New Objectivity, sharp, cynical, anti-attitude, contemporary figurative painting and installation. He is concerned with the issues of metaphysics: the quest for the cognition of the underlying structure and the principles of reality.
The works are full of hidden meanings, secret messages, stories and unsolved mysteries. There is a sense of something uncanny lurking behind each and every corner. In the title of the show, which is a reversal of the well-known biblical quote, the artist says he is attempting to describe the post Pandemic state of mind in which find ourselves.
The catalogue includes a conversation with Martin Eder, Damien Hirst, and Tim Marlow.
Exhibition dates: 6 October – 11 November 2021
Address: HENI London, 1st Floor, 6-10 Lexington St, London, W1F 9AH
Opening hours: 11am – 6pm, daily
Entry is free
Book Launch: 15 October 2021
4 – 7 pm
Image: Martin Eder, The Essence of Illusion, 2021
© Martin Eder. All rights reserved, 2021
Slavs and Tatars, Pickle Tits, 2018
Offset print on paper
71 x 50 cm