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MARTIN HONERT at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York +

MARTIN HONERT at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

A resin polar bear sculpture by German artist Martin Honert included in Matthew Marks Gallery's summer group exhibition. Honert creates truthful sculptures to function as a discussion between the present day and memories of childhood. Honert's polar bear becomes a singular representation of memory disconnected from nostalgia but part of an ongoing narrative.  On view through August 14th 2014 at Matthew Marks, 523 West 24th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin

 

  

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Works by Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkáčová GALLERY

"INTIMITÄT" GROUP EXHIBITION at Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg

The word Identity has undergone many different uses and abuses ever since it became an overworked keyword to characterize the life of a human being in the modern age. Identity is a relationship, not a property of individuals. For this reason, the question of identity is not ‘Who am I?’ but ‘Who am I in relation to other people, who are other people in relation to me?’ The concept of identity is bound up with the concept of alterity, of otherness. It represents a social reality continuously produced by the experience and interaction of individuals. But how does each individual succeed in constructing identity, in view of the multifarious experiences of self in different social worlds and roles, in view of expectations of the social environment? Identity is evidently both at once: anticipated expectations of the others, and desires on the part of the individual. In this connexion, individual intimacy is an important factor in the development of identity. It is a state of profound familiarity, and at the same time one that suggests great vulnerability. Intimacy also means the possibility of intense self-reflexion; the word comes from Latin, where as the superlative of ‘In’ it meant ‘Innermost’, and implies a rethinking of existing conditions. Intimacy has a part to play in knowledge. Text Oliver Zybok and photo Tim Bruening

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One view of Peter Fischli and David Weiss' Untitled (Funghi 1 -32) from 1997 installed at Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street, New York. Photo Juliana Balestin 

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CHRIS JONES at Marc Straus, New York +

CHRIS JONES at Marc Straus, New York

A motorcycle sculpture by artist Chris Jones created using paper and glue. The artist plays with the tension between idea and material. Jones deconstructs a familiar object and presents it in a new light for viewers adding a narrative to the structure through the composition of discarded magazines and books. On view through August 22nd 2014 at Marc Straus, 299 Grand Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin  

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LAWRENCE WEINER at the Fitzroy Gallery, New York +

LAWRENCE WEINER at the Fitzroy Gallery, New York

A work by Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner included in Fitzroy Gallery's summer exhibition On the Blue Shore of Silence. Weiner's work often uses language instead of an object based practice to promote a new accessibility for the art viewer. On view through September 3rd 2014 at Fitzroy Gallery, 195 Chrystie Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin