The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is exhibiting “Flora”, first shown at the 57th Venice Biennial in the Swiss Pavilion. “Flora” is based on the Artists discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s.
For the first time this project is presented alongside an extensive archive of photographs, letters and historical artifacts, researched and collected by Hubbard / Birchler, documenting the life of Flora Mayo particularly focussing on the time Flora Mayo was growing up in Denver Colorado.
The night has a magical quality. For most, it is the time when people come to rest, when they retire to their homes to sleep. But there are also the restless ones, the sleepwalkers, the night owls and criminals. Many of these are looking for something or for themselves. In 14 stations, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the night, that time between dreams and reality. On display are films, videos, installations and photographs from the Sammlung Goetz that reflect the different facets of a nightly foray.
Curated by Cornelia Gockel.
For Art Asia Pacific Magazine special Feature Inside Burger Collection, Christina Végh, director of the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, met with artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler to discuss their project about American artist Flora Mayo, created for the Switzerland Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, as well as feminism, power relations, narrative structures and reframing history.
In conjunction with the exhibiton “Giacometti” at the Guggenheim Museum, Hubbard / Birchler will speak about their work in the Swiss Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennial. They will share some of their research about the previously unknown American artist, Flora Mayo. Mayo studied and lived in Paris in the 1920’s and Alberto Giacometti was her lover.
“Bringing together more than 80 photographs by major Canadian and international artists, this exhibition underscores Montreal collector Jack Lazare’s 20-year passion for photography, which he has a desire to share with the public. It is also an opportunity to display a selection of photographs from a group of 33 artworks the collector generously gifted to the Museum.”
The exhibition focuses on the increasing affinity between video and cinema. The total rejection of Hollywood style and cinematic language of the 1960s and 1970s gradually turned in the 1990s to complex relations of enchanted fascination and dismissal. All the cinematic characteristics that made cinema into a thrilling medium are present here: high-volume emotions, high production value and a rich, all-encompassing soundtrack.
Curated by Ruth Director
Participating artists: Pierre Bismuth, Aukje Dekker, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Jesper Just, Tom Pnini, Julian Rosefeldt, Guido van der Werve, Francesco Vezzoli.
This special exhibition is designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, which opened in 1977. Through the works of more than 40 Japanese and foreign artists, the exhibition will shed light on various aspects of our society by examining things that have been imbued with time, history, and memory from a wide range of views. It will also consider the future potential of the museum.Artists included in the exhibition: Pipilotti Rist, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Jiro Takamatsu, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Robert Rauschenberg, Karin Sander, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tomoko Yoneda, Hikaru Fujii, Shinro Ohtake, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Alberto Giacometti, Shigeo Anzaï, Boris Mikhailov, Chia-Wei Hsu , Meiro Koizumi, Theaster Gates, Danh Vo, Yoshihiro Suda, Nairy Baghramian, Tino Sehgal, Allora & Calzadilla, Marina Abramović, Robert Smithson, Paul McCarthy, Vito Acconci, Keiji Uematsu, Kazuo Shiraga, Tetsumi Kudo, Mieko(Chieko) Shiomi, Chu Enoki, Ushio Shinohara, Naoyoshi Hikosaka, Yasumasa Morimura, Saburo Murakami, Chiharu Shiota, Aki Sasamoto, Heman Chong, Kohei Sekigawa, Robert Kusmirowski, Samson Young
On the occasion of the current collection presentation at the Modern, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler will present a lecture on their most recent project “Flora”.
Currently on view at the Modern is the photographic series “Holes”, as well as forthcoming, the installation of “Grand Paris Texas”. Both works are part of the Collection of the Modern, acquired in 2009.
The collection presentation highlights depictions of the everyday ranging from the Late Middle Ages to today. In alternating hangings, representations of transportation, work, urban and rural life, but also food and leisure, play and holidays, will be shown as facets of the everyday.
Artists included in the exhibition: Albert Anker, August Babberger, Hans Bachmann, Stefan Banz, Maurice Barraud, Auguste Baud-Bovy, Arnold Böcklin, Adolphe Braun, Heidi Bucher, Eugène Burnand, Paul Camenisch, Heinrich Danioth, Dias & Riedweg, Anthony Douglas Cragg, Charles Georges Dufresne, Raoul Dufy, Franz Eggenschwiler, Franz Elmiger, Hans Emmenegger, James Ensor, Alois Fellmann, Terry Fox, Auguste Garcin, Giovanni Giacometti, Wilhelm Gimmi, Konrad Grob, Leopold Haefliger, Eberhard Havekost, Ferdinand Hodler, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Rudolf Koller, Max Liebermann, Johann Baptist Marzohl, Moriz Melzer, Constantin Meunier, Max von Moos, Max Pechstein, Clara Reinhard, Jean Renggli d. Ä., Peter Roehr, Dieter Roth, Sandra Schindler, Karl Friedrich Schobinger, Xaver Schwegler, Moritz von Schwind, Hugo Siegwart, Chaïm Soutine, José Julio de Souza Pinto, Friedrich Stirnimann, Beat Streuli, Hugo Suter, Wilhelm Trübner, Maurice Utrillo, Maurice de Vlaminck, Charles Wyrsch, Joseph Zelger, Robert Zünd
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler in conversation with Veronica Roberts, Curator, Blanton Museum of Art. in conjuntion with the exhibition ‘Giant’ at the Blanton Museum of Art, July 9 – Oct. 1, 2017. The recent acquisition to the collection was made possible through a generous gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth.
The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin is exhibiting Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s 3-Channel Film Installation “Giant”. The recent acquisition to the collection was made possible through a generous gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein and Suzanne Deal Booth.
In conversation with Blanton curator Veronica Roberts, the Austin- and Berlin-based artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will discuss their film installation, Giant, and the experience of representing Switzerland in the current Venice Biennale.
A comprehensive review by Gregory Volk on Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler’s current work in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial.