Re-Coding, Galerie Thoman, Vienna

curated by_Dieter Buchhart & Anna Karina Hofbauer

08.09.2016 - 29.10.2016

Brandon Ballengée
Thomas Feuerstein
Mathias Kessler
Günther Selichar
Loredana Selichar
Dana Sherwood

"Artists are increasingly taking a critical look at our way of thinking built on objectification and belief in the laws of nature. They make use of complex methods and strive to challenge and influence science and technology . In this way, they create an area of tension between nature past and nature eternal, between the past and the present, between pretence and authenticity. Their work is characterised by permanence and fragility. They adopt, transform and re-code nature and science as well as faith in experiments and progress."
Dieter Buchhart und Anna Karina Hofbauer

Feast for the Eyes, Nassau County Museum of Art

July 30th- November 6th 2016

Feast for the Eyes, guest curated by Franklin Hill Perrell, explores how food has always inspired artists. The exhibition opens on July 30, 2016, and remains on view through November 6, 2016. Feast for the Eyes, a sweeping two-floor exhibition focused on food and dining in art, features works by a sweeping array of artists, including Audrey Flack, Red Grooms, George Grosz, Henri Matisse, Claes Oldenberg, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol, among many others.
Drawn from a wide variety of media, the exhibition offers viewers eclectic portrayals of feasts, eateries, restaurants, cafés, groceries, and table settings. Included are luscious depictions of edible delights by artists such as Ben Schonzeit, Gina Beavers, Luigi Benedicenti, Wayne Thiebaud and Dana Sherwood . Berenice Abbott contributes iconic 1930s photographs of the Automat and other dining destinations of New York City. The designer Judith Leiber makes fabulous jeweled evening bags modeled after sensuous fruits and vegetables.
Stylistically, the works range from a classic 1908 still life by William Merritt Chase to a 1973 Pop Art painting by Roy Lichtenstein. Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld shows celebrity diners from stage and screen in his famed line drawings while The New Yorker's Roz Chast pens humorous cartoons on a range of culinary topics. Photorealistic works from the 1970s to the present day by Don Eddy, Ralph Goings and others portray a variety of gastronomic experiences. Among the Long Island artists represented in Feast for the Eyes are Frank Olt, Susan Cushing, Richard Gachot, Bruce Lieberman, Christian White and Joe Szabo.

The 13th Fellbach Triennial of Small Sculpture, Alte Kelter, Fellbach, Germany

13th Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2016
FOOD – Ecologies of the Everyday
11 June–2 October 2016 

The 13th edition of the Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial will take place from 11 June to 2 October 2016. This year’s international group show with a focus on the small sculptural format is curated by Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, who has curated the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale twice. Co-curator of the exhibition is the Frankfurt-based Swiss curator Anna Goetz.
The exhibition title, FOOD – Ecologies of the Everyday, is programmatic. More than 40 international artists (see list below) reflect on the subject of food and the context of it’s production and consumption as paradigmatic, universal examples of social, political, ecological and economic interrelations. 
For this year’s Triennial the internationally renowned architects Kuehn Malvezzi have created an ideal setting in the imposing Alte Kelter, once a wine production facility, for the complex exhibition. 

FOOD–Ecologies of the Everyday borrows its title from the still relevant project FOOD run by Gordon Matta-Clark together with fellow artists Carol Goodden, Tina Girouard, Suzanne Harris and Rachel Lew in Lower Manhattan in 1971-1974. The conceptual interest lies on the restaurant as a microsystem mirroring complex broader cultural, social and societal interlacings and cycles by the means of food, eating and nutrition. 
The Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2016 will serve as a platform to explore how contemporary art deals with aspects of the economic and ecological cycles of foodstuff, addresses the social and political dimensions of food and eating, or enquire how we define ourselves through what we ingest and to what extent it reflects our self-image and body awareness. But the exhibition goes beyond concrete references to food to cast a wider look at ecological cycles and their societal implications to broaden the perspective and thematize man as the driving structural force behind the new epoch of the so-called Anthropocene and by whose agency natural cycles have been irreversibly changed. Please find a more detailed concept and the list of participating artists online at: 

A number of historical positions, such as those of Gordon Matta-Clark, Félix González- Torres and Paul Thek, provide a framework. Artists like Andrea Büttner, Laure Prouvost and Subodh Gupta are represented by larger groups of works and play a key role within the exhibition. Andrea Büttner’s ambiguously titled ‘Little Works’ present the engagement with small formats as an artistic programme and explore the relations between economic conditions and aesthetic consequences. Laure Prouvost addresses the psychological and corporeal aspects of eating as a socially constructed activity. Subodh Gupta sheds light on the global and spiritual aspects of food and eating habits. Other works explore food’s economic and ecological cycles, address social and political issues connected with food and eating, or ask how far we define ourselves in and through what we eat and to what extent it reflects our self-image and body awareness. But the exhibition goes beyond concrete references to food to cast a look at wider contexts. Contributions by Abbas Akhavan and Petrit Halilaj deal with the ecological and cultural impact of wars and other political upheavals. In the context of the exhibition food and its ramifications becomes an anthropologically universal paradigm of political, ecological and economic interrelations. 

Participating artists: 
Abbas Akhavan, Ayreen Anastas / Rene Gabri, Valentin Beck / Adrian Rast, Björn Braun, Andrea Büttner, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Banu Cennetoğlu, Mark Dion, Arpad Dobriban, Latifa Echakhch, Gina Folly, Simon Fujiwara, Simryn Gill, Félix González-Torres, Tue Greenfort, Mauricio Guillén, Subodh Gupta, Petrit Halilaj, Lena Henke, Huang Po-Chih, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Tetsumi Kudo, Alicja Kwade, Zac Langdon-Pole, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paulo Nazareth, Roman Ondák, Att Poomtangon, Laure Prouvost, Dan Rees, Pamela Rosenkranz, Ben Schumacher, Dana Sherwood, Shimabuku, Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen, Paul Thek, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Cathy Wilkes, Anicka Yi

The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard-January 23rd - March 31st 2016

Mark Dion, Jessica Rath and Dana Sherwood

Environmental scientists have begun to refer to our current era as the anthropocene, a new geological epoch in which human activities have become the primary shapers of the earth’s environment and ecological systems, producing climate change, mass extinctions of non-human species and other significant transformations on a global scale. Whether these changes are reversible is uncertain.
On a smaller scale—such as we can observe in our neighborhoods, cities and local landscapes—anthropogenic change gives rise to surprising and unanticipated interactions among species. Mark Dion, Jessica Rath and Dana Sherwood explore these transformations and transactions in the shifting ecotomes—or contact zones between human and non-human worlds—in the multifaceted works included in The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard.
Taking the multi-species habitat of the infirmary as a reference point, Dion, Rath and Sherwood have excavated the shared non-human and human histories that have populated the area during the past 80 years. In addition to this local site, the artists have extended their forensic gaze to other “second nature” habitats of a terrestrial as well as an aquatic nature. Traversing time and temperate zones, these explorations, while acknowledging the deleterious effects of humans on earth, also signal the unintended value that habitat conversions and co-species habitations can have in the anthropocene.

Crossing the Wild Line - January 10th - February 21st, 2016

Crossing the Wild Line is Sherwood’s first solo exhibition at Denny Gallery as well as her first solo show in New York City. The exhibition highlights Sherwood’s multi- disciplinary practice with a theoretical focus on the Anthropocene. “Anthropocene” is a term used to define our most recent epoch beginning when humanity started to have a significant global impact. Sherwood’s practice consists of drawing, video, and sculptural installations often placed in nature as interventions to engage local wildlife. The complex relationship between humans and other animals in an increasingly homogenized ecosystem is a consistent theme in Sherwood’s work.
This exhibition, Crossing the Wild Line, is focused on
a central sculpture that was originally located in the
far reaches of the Botanical Garden of Brasília. Field
cameras documented the wildlife activity interacting
with the sculpture. The piece, also titled “Crossing
the Wild Line”, is a food cart containing items such as
cooking utensils, cook books, raw meat and fish. Food
in Sherwood’s work can be understood as metaphor for the way humans transform nature into culture, as described by Claude Levi Strauss, in his seminal book The Raw and the Cooked. Accompanying the sculptural piece are significant drawings and videos from Sherwood’s body of work.

Special thanks to Helen Houghton and Jonathan Bruce Williams.

Please join us for an opening reception for the artist Dana Sherwood on Sunday, January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Denny Gallery is located at 261 Broome Street in New York City. The hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m. For further information, contact Elizabeth Denny or Robert Dimin at 212-226-6537 or by email at or 

Humanimalands December 7th - 17th 2015

MA Curatorial Practice presents an exhibition of work by BFA Fine Arts Chair Suzanne Anker, the Dear Climate collective, Sophia Hewson, Terence Koh, Celeste Neuhaus, Dana Sherwood and Alicia Toldi that examines the state of humanity and nature in the age of the Anthropocene. The works on view in the exhibition abandon the romantic view of nature as opposing human culture, and embrace a new, intimate conception of nature that dissolves the distinctions between humanity and environment. Curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellow Patrick Jaojoco. 
The reception will feature a panel discussion between artist 
David Brooks, NYU Environmental Studies professor Una Chaudhuri and members of the Brooklyn-based design firm Harrison Atelier.

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