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Aoi Yoshizawa: My new family (2012)

My new family is a project where Aoi Yoshizawa has created a collaborative embroidery with her new friends whom she has met after moving to Helsinki last autumn. With an interactive approach to the process, the artist looks into how she relates to these friends who have just become important parts of her life, just as a new family in a new environment. 

Aoi Yoshizawa (b. 1983 Tokyo, Japan) is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland.

Photos: Dag Fosse

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Amalia Pica: Unintentional Monument (2010)

Unintentional Monument is a group of sculptures made after homemade television antennas that the emergence of more precise digital technologies has turned into objects devoid of use. The antennas are placed in the museum, thus, as signs of a relationship between technology and craft that is quickly becoming obsolete.

Amalia Pica (b. Neuquén, Argentina) lives and works in London.

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Toy Chest published in the current issue of #theyalereview for a novella by #williamgass #Chiaroscuro #artlife #artwork #artworld #artoftheday #artistoftheday #creativity #contemporaryart #drawing #expressionism #fineart #figurative #instaart #imagination #inspiration #instagramart #instaartoftheday #modernart #nycart #NewYorkArtist #lgbt #painting #portrait #kunstverk #visualart #artart6 #dibujo @hafftka exclusively represented by @georgesbergesgallery

Praneet Soi: Kumartuli Printer Notes on Labour Part 1 (2010)

Praneet Soi invites contemplation of the sturdy relationship between manuality and apparatus, craft and context, which characterizes the workshops of cities in the Third World. His slide show parses out the gestures of a printer’s hands as he interacts with an ancient pedal operated press in Calcutta. As the operator feeds paper into his anachronistic machine, it spits out grainy images of his own hands, immersed in labour.

Praneet Soi (b. 1971 Kolkata, India) currently divides his time between Amsterdam and India.

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Abbas Akhavan: Study for a Blue Shield (2011/2012)

The International Committee of the Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. Like classical abstraction, its symbol sought - and still seeks - to speak a universal language. This blue and white crest adorned the doorways of cultural institutions worldwide to prevent their destruction during international conflicts. Akhavan’s work appropriates the symbol, cutting and removing a large section of the gallery wall in its shape. The drywall crest, painted with the Blue Shield triangles, remains absent from the gallery for the exhibition’s duration. Instead, the piece has been installed on the building’s roof.

Abbas Akhavan (b. 1977 Teheran, Iran) lives and works in Toronto, Canada. 

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Ola Vasiljeva: Vestibule (2012)

Vasiljeva’s work broadly references arts&crafts, music, sub-cultures and classical literature. Here she introduces OAOA (The Oceans Academy of Arts), a collective that exists as a platform for ideas on art, which was founded by Vasiljeva in 2008. OAOA creates, collects and shows art with a remarkable absence of any hierarchy between what constitutes an exhibition space, a work of art or even the roles of those involved. 

Ola Vasiljeva (b. 1981, Ventspils, Latvia) lives and works in Amsterdam.

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Hadley+Maxwell: How to kill a Buddha (and other Received Ideas) (2012)

This series of sculptures echo and respond to the antique Chinese sculptures of Buddhist figures collected by general Munthe, now housed at the Permanenten. The works are assemblages of sculptural impressions - fragments “printed” by pressing black aluminum foil onto the more permanent originals - to capture direct, crude impressions of various gestures, poses and symbolic details. The desire is to evoke the ghosts of missing limbs or even to create new figures from these impressions. Ultimately, the work concerns figuration as a conceptual and sculptural enterprise.

Hadley+Maxwell (b. 1973 Toronto/b. 1966 Montreal) have been collaborating since they met in Vancouver, Canada in 1997.

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Iman Issa: Material for a sculpture commemorating an economist whose name now marks the streets and squares he once frequented (2011)

Part of the Material series (2010-2011)

Material consists of a series of ten small installations in different forms, each presented as a potential alternative structure to an existing monument or memorial. The project proceeds from an interest in the commemorative language used by monuments and memorials in general while constituting an attempt to find forms that better express the personal significance of the figures, events and places represented. In a way, it is a project both influenced by a renewed belief in the symbolic language of commemoration as well as a feeling that the existing monuments in this case have failed in capturing something specific or significant about their subjects and thus the need to present alternative forms.

Iman Issa (b. 1979 Cairo, Egypt) lives and works in Cairo and New York.

Photo: Dag Fosse