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Archive for February, 2010

Ich sage Dankeschööön und Auf Wiederseeeeeehn!

by suzanne_tumblr on February 7th, 2010

As previously announced, this is my 2501st post which marks the unglamorous death of Thee WurzlTumblr.

My sincere apologies to everyone who has left questions that I haven’t answered yet, but I simply don’t have the time and nerves to spread my endless wisdom on this time-eating and creativity-draining platform. (Sorry, but it’s teh truth, yo!)

I will answer you via email some day soon. Or if you feel like contacting me directly, you can find my email up there in the header.

Anyhow, I won’t delete this blog since I - what else would you expect from me? - carefully arranged all the tags with thorough Swiss efficiency… Swifficiency… to give you an illusion of a cosmic order so that you can enjoy the archives in topical order until the Return of the Messiah, me.

Personally, I’m particularly fond of the following collections:

- SHC (Spontaneous Human Combustion)

- Trepanation Hour

- Scattering Ashes / Perfect Exterior

- OH HAIs

- Perfect Scars

- Perfect Eyes

- Perfect Hands

.. and there’s more:

- Perfect Headgear

- Perfect Outfits

- Perfect Faces

- Perfect Interiors

… oh, yeah.. and of course:

- Household and Mental Saftey Tips from Fräulein Wurzeltod

From now on, this blog will be used as an image hosting device for the official WurzelBlog so make sure you update your linklist, bookmark, RSS feed, standing order.

Merci bien.

Love & monkey brains,

x

Suzanne

Marcel Dzama at Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, CAN

by Suzanne on February 7th, 2010


Untitled by Marcel Dzama, 1999 - click to enlarge

The great magical Winnipeg-born Marcel Dzama - previously mentioned here - has a new solo show in Montréal, Canada, entitled Aux Mille Tours / Of Many Turns.


Diogenes by Marcel Dzama, 2007 - click to enlarge

The exhibition has only just opened at the Musée d'art contemporain and will be on show until April 25, 2010.


Suitcase With Three Heads by Marcel Dzama, 2007 - click to enlarge

If you've never heard of Marcel Dzama and/or can't make it to Montréal on such short notice, then this great little video he recently made for The Department of Eagles might help you understand his visual universe:

And yes, Marcel sure owes the National Chinese Ballet a big cut of his sales.

On show: February 4 - April 25, 2010

Address: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, Québec, H2X 3X5, CANADA | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM, Wed: 11 AM - 9 PM

Admission: $10 - free admission every Wednesday evening from 5 - 9 PM

by suzanne_tumblr on February 6th, 2010

Untitled (1999), Diogenes (2007) and Suitcase With Three Heads (2007) by Marcel Dzama who’s currently exhibiting at Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal

Gregor Gaida at Galerie Adler, Frankfurt

by Suzanne on February 6th, 2010


Drummer by Gregor Gaida, painted and sprayed wood, aluminium, 2008

Gregor Gaida's raw talent for sculpture that seems to throb, pulsate, vibrate and scream is deeply captivating.

His works don't look like sculptures to me, but more like powerful bodies with their contracted muscles and protruding sinews frozen in time and space.

These guys could start running, drumming, drawing or waving flags any second now and I wouldn't even be surprised.


Rest von Schwarz by Gregor Gaida, painted wood, polyester resin, iron, plastic foil, 2008

Gregor's Sum of Stories is on show at Galerie Adler in Frankfurt, Germany, through March 6, 2010.

Further details below.


Kind und Kreide III by Gregor Gaida, painted polyester resin, 2008

On show: January 16 - March 6, 2010

Address: Galerie Adler Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstraße 134, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany, +49 (0)69-4305396

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 12 - 6 PM, Sat: 11 AM - 3 PM

by suzanne_tumblr on February 5th, 2010

Drummer, Rest von Schwarz and Kind und Kreide III by Gregor Gaida, 2008 - currently on show at Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany

Calling London Creatives

by Suzanne on February 5th, 2010

Right, so, as I mentioned in a previous post, I recently came to the conclusion that it's about time for me to get my own little space for art and exhibitions.

I know this is not going to happen from one day to another and I'm also fully aware of all the competition around and the dire economic times, but heck, this is as good or bad as any time to start a business when you put a mind as determined as mine to it and if I never try, I will never know.

I have been wanting to get a shop/show room for a long time now and I know that I'm not the only one with such grand hopes but zero cash.

So here I am, asking you, fellow (preferably East) London creative/artist/designer/utopian to join forces with me and share a space for creative endeavours with me.

I'm looking particularly (but not exclusively) for:

- An artist in need of a studio
- A (fashion) designer in need of a shop space
- A creative hairdresser in need of a salon
- An (art) book/mag/graphic novel nerd/collector in need of a book shop
- A restaurateur in need of a small café
- A combination of the above
- Someone who already owns a space with a creative direction and wants to rent parts of it out

So if you're any of the above or know of someone who is and if you have been wanting to have a space of your own for a while and are committed, trustworthy, hardworking and willing to make human sacrifices, please do get in touch so that we can discuss everything over a few cups of hazelnut soy latte.

Yum.

With love & monkey brains,

Suzanne

Calling London Creatives

by suzanne_tumblr on February 5th, 2010

Right, so, as I mentioned in a previous post, I recently came to the conclusion that it’s about time for me to get my own little space for art and exhibitions.

I know this is not going to happen from one day to another and I’m also fully aware of all the competition around and the dire economic times, but heck, this is as good or bad as any time to start a business when you put a mind as determined as mine to it and if I never try, I will never know.

I have been wanting to get a shop/show room for a long time now and I know that I’m not the only one with such grand hopes but zero cash.

So here I am, asking you, fellow (preferably East) London creative/artist/designer/utopian to join forces with me and share a space for creative endeavours with me.

I’m looking particularly (but not exclusively) for:

- An artist in need of a studio

- A (fashion) designer in need of a shop space

- A creative hairdresser in need of a salon

- An (art) book/mag/graphic novel nerd/collector in need of a book shop

- A restaurateur in need of a small café

- A combination of the above

- Someone who already owns a space with a creative direction and wants to rent parts of it out

So if you’re any of the above or know of someone who is and if you have been wanting to have a space of your own for a while and are committed, trustworthy, hardworking and willing to make human sacrifices, please get in touch so that we can discuss everything over a few cups of hazelnut soy latte.

Yum.

With love & monkey brains,

Suzanne

Ron Mueck at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

by Suzanne on February 5th, 2010


Gautier Deblonde's impression of Ron Mueck's London studio while he was preparing for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.

Ron Mueck really doesn't like small things. Maybe he's hyperopic or maybe he was born a giant's baby and then shrunken down to human size in order not to terrify his kindergarten teacher.

At any rate, while there is plenty of art out there that can be more or less satisfyingly reproduced digitally, there are beyond doubt art genres that will forever resist the Benjaminesque "Reproduzierbarkeit", because, quite apparently, if you work in as gigantonormous a scale as Ron Mueck, your work will have to be physically experienced to be understood and appreciated.


Gautier Deblonde's impression of Ron Mueck's London studio

I always found it strangely amusing that his exhibition catalogue is one of the smallest books in the National Gallery bookshop.

So if you happen to be in Australia, don't miss this touring exhibition. It's on in Melbourne and will travel on to Queensland Art Gallery and finally to Christchurch Art Gallery. More details below.


Gautier Deblonde's impression of Ron Mueck's London studio

On show: January 22 - April 18, 2010

Address: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia, tel: +61 3 8620 2222

Gallery hours: Wed - Mon: 10 AM - 5 PM

Admission: $15.00

Movies: Making-of In Bed | Unpacking the Two Women

Special events during the exhibition

by suzanne_tumblr on February 5th, 2010

Ron Mueck at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne through April 18, 2010.

by suzanne_tumblr on February 5th, 2010

Ron Mueck at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne through April 18, 2010.