Ali Kazma named one of 10 Best Turkish Artists on Culture Trip  10 Best Turkish Artists and Where to Find Them  11.19.2014

Contemporary artists from Turkey are deeply engaged with their identity as a nation, sitting across the East and West. The current socio-political climate provides a source of inspiration to both the untamed artists that have conquered the global stage and those emerging talents – the capital, Istanbul, has already been dubbed an ‘art city of the future’. We take a look at the ten best Turkish artists and where to find them. Ömer Ali Kazma Video artist Ömer Ali Kazma creates documentary works...

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Domingo Zapata in Latin Post  Domingo Zapata, Spanish-American Contemporary Artist, to Create American Flag Installation for World Trade Center  Nov 17, 2014

Renowned Spanish-American contemporary artist Domingo Zapata is planning to bring his creative and innovative touch to the lobby of One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, with a commemorative and colossal American flag installation. The artistic visionary's work of art will be a "25-by-10-foot piece is a collage of a flag made out of materials from all 50 states," according to the New York Post's Page Six. "It incorporates stainless steel stars that reflect viewers, turning ...

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Domingo Zapata in The New York Post  Domingo Zapata creating flag art for WTC lobby  November 14, 2014

Artist Domingo Zapata is creating a huge American flag for the lobby of One World Trade Center. We’re told the 25-by-10-foot piece is a collage of a flag made out of materials from all 50 states. It incorporates stainless steel stars that reflect viewers, turning them into part of the installation. Zapata is still putting the finishing touches to the work, which is awaiting approval from the Port Authority before it can be displayed. His latest show, “A Bullfighter in New York,” opened las...

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CI Dialogues featuring Katja Loher  Session 4: The Future is Now – Contemporary Art in China  November 14, 2014

CI Dialogues, Contemporary Istanbul's talk programme is titled "The Other Art, Alternatives, Choices, Options". Session 4 features C24 Artist Katja Loher, "Art is transforming itself and being transformed by all means, everywhere... The new social and political formations and shaped by the globalization and the new technological moves shape art anew. We are facing not only new ways of production but also the new ways of consumption is a matter of fact. The clash between the new and conventio...

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Domingo Zapata in Art Daily  A Bullfighter in New York: Domingo Zapata opens exhibition at C24 Gallery  November 10, 2014

Domingo Zapata's solo exhibition at C24 Gallery, featured in Art Daily. "Domingo Zapata is one of the most exciting new artists of our time, instilling a whole new generation with his lively existence. He breathes life back into the art world that crosses all borders with his pop art admiration from the young new art collectors and the established art critics."

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Domingo Zapata in Arte Fuse  Bullfighter in New York: Domingo Zapata at C24 Gallery  November 2014

Domingo Zapata's solo exhibition featured in Arte Fuse. "C24 Gallery knows how to throw an opening! I was enticed to enter after seeing several ornate chaquetillas (the little jackets worn by bullfighters) and, as I was entering the gallery, a small but lively band kicked into the famous pasodoble from the zarzuela El Gato Montes (which is often played at bullfights). It was an electric atmosphere even if only wine, and not blood, was pouring freely."

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Regina Scully at Octavia Art Gallery  Alluvial Constructs  October 18 – November 29, 2014

Inspired by the notion that “every place is unfathomable, infinite, [and] impossible to describe, because a place…[is] constantly arising and decaying,”[1] Alluvial Constructs provides a visual exploration of the intrinsic, unavoidable and poetic processes of construction and degradation. The ten artists included in Alluvial Constructs address this complex idea of a New Orleans' physicality as both an ephemeral and stalwart documentation of place. Their works investigate concepts of materia...

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Irfan Önürmen at NYIT  The Heritage of Turkish Art  October 22, 2014

The Heritage of Turkish Art brings together a diverse and exciting cross-section of modern artists who work in a wide range of mediums and who represent the best of Turkish tradition.

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Nuit Blanche features Robert Montgomery  Three Poems about Buildings and Trees  October 4, 2014

British artist Robert Montgomery places his light installations in one of the most important squares in Belgian history and invites the viewer to question the significance of our national monuments. His poetic sculptures or sculpted poems delicately explore themes like the city, nature, dreams, freedom and trees, opening up the doors of new interpretation to us

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Katja Loher in Artworks for Change  Nature's Toolbox Art and Invention, Iowa, USA  August 25 - October 18, 2014

“Nature’s Toolbox” brings together works by artists who explore biodiversity’s many facets. Some grapple with the ways our everyday activities are linked to loss of species and biodiversity. Others examine how biodiversity contributes to the quality of our lives, or probe the potential of nature’s amazing blueprints to build a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. At its core, “Nature’s Toolbox” is a celebration of biodiversity, creativity, and ingenuity.

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Katja Loher at LOR Gallery  "Interplanetary Kisses" by Katja Loher & José Bedia @ LOR Gallery  September 13, 2014

Video of Cuban artist José Bedia discussing "Interplanetary Kisses", an exhibition between himself and Swiss artist Katja Loher at LOR Gallery. The exhibition is about an interplanetary idea of convergences between one planet and another and between natural forms that converge, all in spherical forms.

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2014 Next Wave Festival features Katja Loher  Online Exclusive: Material Universe  August 18, 2014

A playful meditation on time, permanence, and possession, “Material Universe” was created by artist Katja Loher in collaboration with Geoff Sobelle. The piece responds to Sobelle's 2014 Next Wave Festival performance, The Object Lesson, which contemplates the familiar and unfamiliar nature of the objects we unpack.

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Skylar Fein at Adelphi University  Ephemeral: Unraveling History  September 25 - November 5, 2014

A recurring annual event, the Ephemeral exhibition series considers a specific conceptual facet of the temporary and fleeting each year. For the 2014 show, artists will examine how historical narratives change when told from the vantage point of other, often overlooked perspectives. Participating artists include Kara Walker, William Kentridge, Duke Riley, Lynne Allen, Ken Gonzales-Day, Skylar Fein, Sarah Peters, Patricia Olynyk, Maureen Cummins and Monica Chulewicz.

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White Hot Magazine  Altered States Martin Durazo and Ryan Perez at C24 Gallery  September 2014

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Altered States in Complex  The Best Art Exhibitions to See This Month  September 4, 2014

As if New York isn't already overrun by tourists, tons of exciting art exhibitions just opened across the city this month that are sure to draw crowds. Many of the upcoming shows either see artists creating larger than life pieces or works that embody mind blowing ideas. At Marianne Boesky Gallery, for instance, Roxy Paine just unveiled his room-sized Checkpoint installation, an interpretation of an airport security stop. Over at Leila Heller Gallery, Rachel Lee Hovnanian is exhibiting three ...

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YELL-O in The Vernissage  Summer Mash-Up: YELL-O at C24 Gallery  July 2014

Last week C24 Gallery inaugurated YELL-O, an exhibition featuring works by J. Mikal Davis, Nick Gentry, Adele Mills and Ekaterina Panikanova. The common ground sustaining the juxtaposition of these four artists was offered by a similar approach to the material. All of them underwent a reinterpretation of the medium and, while it obviously produced different outcomes, they were all able to communicate a strong aesthetic sense and an innovative vision.

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Katja Loher in Art in Fact Magazine  SHOTS FIRED: KATJA LOHER GOES BANG BANG  June 2014

At “Bang Bang,” artist Katja Loher’s first solo show in New York, one can journey through elaborate video installations, and find themselves in a universe where pills suffice as food supplies, bees buzz on hanging balloons, and an androgynous, dancing alphabet poses challenging questions on hope and humanity. Housed inside Chelsea’s C24 Gallery, each video sculpture functions as its own planet, projecting a birds-eye view of choreographed performance art, insects, and ecology.

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Katja Loher in Interview Magazine  KATJA LOHER'S HIVE MIND  May 2014

Did you know that butterflies are nearsighted, or that they taste with their feet? These are but a few interesting facts one can discover at "Bang Bang," Swiss artist Katja Loher's first solo show in New York.

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Katja Loher in Postmatter  BIG BANG (IN MINIATURE)  May 2014

Swiss artist Katja Loher’s premier solo exhibition in New York City at c24 gallery, looks like the beginning of the universe. Small circular bubbles crowd the gallery walls while larger spheres, which the artist calls planets, are suspended from the ceiling. Each planetoid contains its own tiny world in the form of a video that mixes colorful costumes with choreography and surreal digital backdrops. It’s fitting, then, that the show is called Bang Bang.

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Katja Loher in Art Daily  First New York solo show of artist Katja Loher opens at C24 Gallery  May 2014

BANG BANG expands upon the artist’s exploration into the delicate relationship we have with our ecological environment. By using physical objects, such as her signature hand-blown glass bubbles and hanging balloons, Loher creates idealized, artificial worlds that sit in harmony with our own, often unpleasant, reality. The exhibition presents a series based on the artist’s idea of the future of food after the Earth’s pollinators are extinct.

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Ali Kazma in The Art Newspaper  Turkish artists condemn Erdogan re-election  April 2014

Turkish artist Ali Kazma speaks out against the censorship of social media by the country’s government after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan swept to victory in elections in late March.

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Ali Kazma in Hyperallergic  Members of Turkey’s Art Community Speak Out Against Government  April 2014

Video artist Ali Kazma, who represented the country at the 2013 Venice Biennale, has published an online protest statement titled “Something Rotten in the Republic of Turkey.”

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İrfan Önürmen in NY Arts  İrfan Önürmen’s Existential Veils at C24 Gallery  April 2014

İrfan Önürmen plumbs the intricacies of existence with a postmodern process-oriented painting strategy that fuses a cartoon drawing aesthetic, tulle collage, and cubist planar construction; effectively obscuring formal classification and raising more questions than it answers.

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İrfan Önürmen in Cumhuriyet  Art Week in New York  March 2014

İrfan Önürmen's solo exhibition featured in the Turkish Daily Newspaper Cumhuriyet.

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Katja Loher in Installation Magazine  The Liberation of the Video Medium: Katja Loher at VOLTA NY  March 2014

Swiss artist Katja Loher has propelled the next generation of video art forward in a highly accessible and tantalizing way. Video art traditionally has been enslaved by bulky technology and the screen/projector format. However, Loher’s work is liberated from the constraints of technological paraphernalia and a flat screen format.

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Skylar Fein in Bmore Art  New in Town: Chelsea Galleries  March 2014

Fein’s reproductions of surprising and altered artifacts highlight the difficulty we have in truly understanding the past. There are facts that we can know about history, but our understanding of it is always impacted by our own assumptions and the limitations we place on our investigations of it.

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Skylar Fein in Hyperallergic  The Bedroom Where Lincoln Slept with Another Man  February 2014

Fein’s art often probes forgotten or little-known moments of LGBTQ history, and his best-known piece, “Remembering the UpStairs Lounge” (2008), recreated an infamous gay bar in New Orleans’s French Quarter that burned down under mysterious circumstances on June 24, 1973. Both the bar and Lincoln’s former bedroom are flash points in the historical record with obvious queer dimensions but no clear answers. Fein’s interest seems lodged in that ambiguity.

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Interview Magazine  The Luminous Johan Van Mullem  January 2014

The monumental work of Belgian artist Johan Van Mullem evokes comparisons that might flatter and intimidate most artists to the point of discomfort. Van Mullem's work deals almost exclusively with introspective psychological portraits that touch on science and technology, light and dark, youth and decay, our unfathomable origins and the endless possibilities for our future. Interview with KURT MCVEY and the artist.

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Ali Kazma in Flash Art International  Learning How to Live  October 2013

Ali Kazma talks about using video as a tool for exploring authentic experience By Firat Arapoglu

 

Interview Magazine  The Poetics of Robert Montgomery  September 2013

Montgomery's art has graced the cityscapes of Paris, Berlin, and London, where he is based. His first solo exhibition in New York opened last week at C24 Gallery, comprising the largest collection of his works gathered together to date. By RACHEL SMALL Photography KATE OWEN

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The Daily Beast  Robert Montgomery’s Words of Wisdom  September 2013

The artist, who has become famous for his use of text-art installations, is the subject of a sweeping new exhibition in New York this month. He talks to Amelia Martyn-Hemphill.

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Modern Painters  100 Best Fall Shows  September 2013

The 2013 September issue of ARTINFO's ‪Modern Painters‬ Magazine includes Skylar Fein at C24 Gallery in their list of 100 Best Fall Shows.

 

Modern Painters  The 500 Best Galleries Worldwide  August 2013

ARTINFO's ‪Modern Painters‬ Magazine features the 500 Best Galleries Worldwide, including C24 Gallery.

 

Ali Kazma in Art + Auction's 50 under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists    June 2013

Art + Auction includes Ali Kazma in their "50 under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists" article. Kazma is currently representing The Turkish Pavilion at the 2013 Biennale di Venezia.

 

Sights of Spring: A Preview of May's Must-See Art in New York City  Dodie Kazanjian for Vogue  

Vogue highlights C24 Gallery's upcoming show, EXTRAVAGANT FEATURES, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, in their must see shows of May 2013 in New York City.

 

Ali Kazma will debut new series "Resistance" at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia    

Ali Kazma will present a new video series under the title "Resistance" at the Pavilion of Turkey, the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia , curated by Emre Baykal.

 

Grazia Toderi at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery    March 2013

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery presents Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city, a major showcase of international contemporary artwork jointly collected by BMAG and the New Art Gallery, Walsall and developed in partnership with Ikon Gallery, as part of the £1 million Art Fund International Prize.

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Robert Montgomery at the 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale    February 2013

Robert Montgomery is participating in the 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, with his word installation in LED light, The Strange New Music of the Crying Songs..., 2012, at Aspinwall House, on view through March 13, 2013. Frieze Magazine covers India's first biennale as an "ambitious, artist-led endeavour."

 

Grazia Toderi at MAXXI Arte, Rome, Italy    October 30, 2012

Curated by Monia Trombetta, MAXXI Arte presents the exhibition Mirabilia Urbis featuring Grazia Toderi's work involving the city of Rome. The city itself plays a leading role in her three works with three different visions showcasing geometric shapes of the streets, buildings, and piazzas. The result, a profound and refreshing portrait of the "eternal city."

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Flash Art Magazine "The Rise of Turkey"    

C24 Gallery partner Emre Kurttepeli and artist Ali Kazma were recently interviewed for the October 2012 Flash Art magazine article, "The Rise of Turkey," a survey on the burgeoning Turkish art scene.
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Ali Kazma to represent Turkey at the 2013 Venice Biennale    

Ali Kazma will represent Turkey at the 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2013. Having received 2010 Nam June Paik Award from the Art Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and 2001 UNESCO Award for the Promotion of the Arts and participated to the Istanbul Biennial in 2011, 2007 and 2011, Ali Kazma will realise a new project for the Pavilion of Turkey. The Pavilion of Turkey in Venice Biennale, coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will be cura...

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Skylar Fein at Deutsche Bank's 60 Wall Gallery, New York    

From June 8 to September 21, 2012 Skylar Fein's Husker Dü, 2009 will be part of group exhibition entitled The Sight of Sound at Deutsche Bank's 60 Wall Gallery in New York. The exhibition also features works by John Cage, Hanne Darboven, David Ellis, Jennie C. Jones, Jorge Macchi, Christian Marclay, Jack Pierson, Gerhard Richter, Ted Riederer, Eduardo Santiere, and Xaviera Simmons. Deutsche Bank Art Works

 

Ali Kazma included in the 30th São Paulo Biennial    

According to the first statements by the curatorial team, composed of Luis Pérez-Oramas, as chief curator, André Severo and Tobi Maier, as associated curators, and Isabela Villanueva, as assistant curator, the next edition of the São Paulo Biennial will focus on "the multiplicity, transitionality, recurrence, and permanent mutability of the artistic poetics: their aesthetic and political topology, their survival, alterations, their diverse forms of eloquence and derivations; retours, reverses...

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Ali Kazma solo show at Francesca Minini, Milan    

After Obstructions, the artist’s first personal show with Francesca Minini, Ali Kazma is presenting INTIMACY, his second show at the gallery in which he is showing three video works: Taxidermist, Cuisine and Absence. The first two are a part of the Obstructions series, which consists of 15 videos with which Ali Kazma documents various human activities linked to the production, creation, maintenance and repair of things by investigating the condition of man’s work,...

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“Black Box: Ali Kazma” at the Hirshhorn extended to May 13    

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s popular Black Box series has brought a diverse range of international film and video works to Washington for more than five years. This season Black Box features the first U.S. exhibition of the work of Ali Kazma (Turkish, b. Istanbul, 1971), who is fascinated by the process of work, from the transfixing repetitive flow of automated mass manufacturing to the unique intricacies of artisanal hand labor. His artworks have studied subjects...

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Campaign featured on Artnet TV    

Campaign opening covered by Emily Nathan for Artnet TV

 

Campaign featured in Artforum's "Critic's Picks"    

In the neon pink zine-catalogue produced for this group show, curator Amy Smith-Stewart describes a heightened cultural hostility to women’s bodies fostered by contemporary mass media that traffic in “unattainable avatars” of femininity. Celebrity culture, reality television, and social networking are her particular culprits, and with “Campaign” she rallies against their imagemaking monopoly. But if the artists don’t present an alternative propaganda front, as the exhibition’s tongue-in-cheek...

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Ali Kazma Hirshhorn Black Box reviewed in Washington Post    

For the run of his exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ali Kazma has transformed the museum's Black Box theater into a shrine to repetitive-stress injury. The Turkish artist's bizarrely mesmerizing video installation -- which plays in a continuous loop on seven screens -- features footage of a notary public rubber-stamping stacks of documents at a pace so superhuman it will make your carpal tunnel ache. Called O.K., Kazma's multi-channel work documents a simple i...

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Hirshhorn Presents “Black Box: Ali Kazma”  December 19, 2011 - May 13, 2012  

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s popular Black Box series has brought a diverse range of international film and video works to Washington for more than five years. This season Black Box features the first U.S. exhibition of the work of Ali Kazma (Turkish, b. Istanbul, 1971), who is fascinated by the process of work, from the transfixing repetitive flow o...

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Ali Kazma featured in Modern Painters  Dec 2011 / Jan 2012 issue  

The video artist is a poetic documentarian obsessed with production processes. For the 2009 video Obstructions/Casa di Moda, Kazma tracked a piece of clothing from its genesis in a factory to its sensuous debut on the catwalk. Clerk, 2011, presents shots of a bureaucrat's hands as he flips through and stamps official papers at an unbelievable high speed. Kazma's editing is exquisite - including a liberal use of detailed close-ups - but it's his deft handling of audio that's p...

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Double Crescent reviewed in the New York Times    

This large show of young artists from two international port cities was put together by Dan Cameron, curator of both the 2003 Istanbul Biennial and the Prospect.2 Biennial, which opens on Saturday in New Orleans. His mix here seems less concerned with thematic coherence than with highlighting work he finds interesting, like Bruce Davenport Jr.’s annotated drawings of New Orleans marching bands, and Ali Kazma’s videos of office workers turned into machines. It’s especially good to see a conce...

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Ali Kazma interview in Art in America online  by Brian Boucher  

A single work by Istanbul native Ali Kazma (b. 1971) is now on view in both Istanbul and New York. The short seven-channel video O.K. (2010), displayed on small wall-hung flat screens, is included in the Istanbul Biennial, in the group exhibition "Untitled (History)," and in "Double Crescent," an exhibition curated by Dan Cameron at the new Chelsea gallery, C24. The piece shows the hands of an Istanbul notary public stamping papers at astonishing speeds, such that the accumulated sound...

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