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New International Locations

Seoul

A white building
Esther Schipper Seoul offices and showroom.
Photo © Hyun Jun Lee
Esther Schipper gallery is very pleased to announce the opening of its first location in Asia this September, headed by chief executive director Sunil Kim.

“We have had the unique opportunity to grow along with the development of the Korean art community and as a gallery we will be celebrating the launch of our first location in Korea with a unique project space in the Gyeonglidan neighborhood of Seoul. This opening coincides with two international art fairs taking place in Seoul at the beginning of September: Frieze Seoul and KIAF. At KIAF we are presenting a solo booth with Roman Ondak’s historical performative work Clockwork and an updated survey of our gallery artists for the first edition of Frieze Seoul.”
—Sunil Kim

Esther Schipper Seoul is situated in the Geyonglidan-street area of central Seoul in a newly renovated building designed by studioMDA. The Gyeonglidan area has recently emerged as a central hub for the Korean art scene with both international and emerging Korean contemporary galleries relocating here. For the opening, a selection of new and important works by artists of the gallery is presented across the three floors of the building.

Esther Schipper Seoul can be found at
6, Noksapyeong-daero 46ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 04345
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Paris

Place Vendôme, Paris.
Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Esther Schipper Paris is located in the heart of the 1st arrondissement, in the interior courtyard at 16 Place Vendôme. The 100-square-meter-large office and exhibition space constitutes an exclusive venue for exhibitions by the gallery artists. Besides a long-standing personal connection of Esther Schipper with Paris, the new location further supports our Paris-based artists and French institutional projects of all gallery artists.

On occasion of Paris+, we are happy to present an exhibition by Etienne Chambaud in our new space in Paris.

We will share more information about our Paris location, Etienne Chambaud's exhibition and our presentation at Paris+ in the coming weeks.
 

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Upcoming Exhibitions in Berlin

Rosa Barba, Radiant Exposures

Rosa Barba, Off Splintered Time, 2021 (detail), glass, motors, 35mm film, LED light, 70 x 80 x 80 cm (sculpture). Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Rosa Barba
Radiant Exposures
Esther Schipper
Potsdamer Straße 81E
10785 Berlin
September 9 – October 15, 2022
Opening Friday, September 9, 6–9pm
www.estherschipper.com

Esther Schipper is pleased to present Radiant Exposures, Rosa Barba’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. On view will be films and works using film as sculptural and painterly medium.

In Radiant Exposures the artist introduces an exhibition architecture with two angled walls that steers visitors through the space and also provides a structure in which Barba’s films are screened and the artist’s sculptural works installed in a carefully orchestrated setting.

Presented by Video Art at Midnight, the artist's films will be screened at Babylon Berlin on Friday, September 16th, 2022, 12am onwards.
Watch a teaser of the exhibition film here.
The exhibition opens Friday, September 9, 6–9pm

Jacques Douchez & Norberto Nicola

Gif:
1. Norberto Nicola, Descobrimento, 1980’s, wool, natural fibers and pigments (detail).
2. Jacques Douchez, Untitled, 1970’s, wool, natural fibers and pigments (detail).
Photos © Ding Musa
Jacques Douchez & Norberto Nicola
Esther Schipper
Potsdamer Straße 81E
10785 Berlin
September 9 – October 15, 2022
Opening Friday, September 9, 6–9pm
www.estherschipper.com

Esther Schipper is pleased to announce a special presentation with historical works by Jacques Douchez and Norberto Nicola, organized with Olivier Renaud-Clément. Jacques Douchez and Norberto Nicola operated a collective studio, Atelier Douchez-Nicola, from 1959-1980. Inspired by tapestry as a three-dimensional form that combines finely woven natural fibers with abstract sculptural forms, their collaborative and independent textile work marks a key chapter in Brazilian art history.

K60
with Isa Melsheimer

Gif:
1, 2. Isa Melsheimer, false ruins and lost innocence 1, 2020, ceramic, plinth, 104 x 80,5 x 122 cm (work), 50 x 160 x 110 cm (plinth).
3. Isa Melsheimer, Nr. 477, 2022, gouache on paper, 70 x 100 cm (unframed), 79 x 109 x 4 cm (framed).
4, 5 (detail), 6. Isa Melsheimer, false ruins and lost innocence 3, 2020, ceramic, plinth, 101 x 105 x 79 cm (work)
50 x 120 x 140 cm (plinth).
7. Isa Melsheimer, Nr. 474, 2022, gouache on paper, 70 x 100 cm (unframed), 79 x 109 x 4 cm (framed).
Photos © Andrea Rossetti
K60
With Isa Melsheimer
Wilhelm Hallen
Kopenhagener Strasse 60-72
13407 Berlin
September 10 – 18, 2022
www.wilhelm-hallen.de
www.estherschipper.com

A solo presentation by Isa Melsheimer at K60 will include large-scale ceramics, textile works, and gouaches. The ceramics draw on existing buildings and fill these architectural structures with unexpected sculptural details and colorful glazes that evoke fantastic microcosms, a world in which it is not at all surprising that tree stumps grow in houses and buildings incorporate human and non-human elements.

Etienne Chambaud

Etienne Chambaud, Globe, 2021 (detail), glass, colored pencil, bone, plaster finger, hard drive, copper wire, makeup and dust. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
On occasion of Paris+, we are happy to present an exhibition by Etienne Chambaud in our new space in Paris. On view will be a sound installation, sculptures and glass works.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's exhibition Panoramism and the Abstract Sector will feature a new panorama based in Berlin, continuing the artist’s creation of an artistic and intellectual genealogy, begun at the Vienna Secession in 2021 and at the Serpentine Galleries this past Spring.

In addition, Paul B. Preciado and Gonzalez-Foerster’s Une Valise Transféministe, first presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2019, will be on view in the bookstore.
Photo © Paul B. Preciado and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
 

Upcoming Fairs

Frieze Seoul
Booth B23, Hall C

Photos © Jörg von Bruchhausen; © Andrea Rossetti; © David Tolley; © CHROMA; © Studio Rondinone
Frieze Seoul 2022
Booth B23, Hall C
COEX
513 Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
06164, Seoul
September 2–5, 2022
www.frieze.com
www.estherschipper.com

Esther Schipper is pleased to take part in the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul where we present works by Rosa Barba, Martin Boyce, Angela Bulloch, Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, General Idea, Rodney Graham, Philippe Parreno, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Ugo Rondinone and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.

If you wish to receive a preview dossier, or should you have any questions about our presentation at Frieze Seoul, please contact Sunil Kim: sun@estherschipper.com

KIAF
Booth A54, Hall A

Roman Ondak, Clockwork, 2014 (detail), performance, dimensions variable. Photos © Gwangju Biennale
KIAF 2022
Booth A54
COEX, Hall A
513 Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
06164, Seoul
September 2–6, 2022
www.kiaf.org
www.estherschipper.com

For KIAF 2022, Esther Schipper is pleased to present a solo booth with Roman Ondak, dedicated to his work Clockwork, 2014.

A performative work, Clockwork, first presents as a red Mason line (used in construction to level) that spans the entire space. Its two ends meet near a corner, weighted with plumb bobs, marking the spot where a list of visitors will begin. During the course of the exhibition an attendant poses two questions to each visitor—“What time is it?” and “what is your name?”—and inscribes this information on the wall. The index of attendees becomes an ongoing work, observed by subsequent visitors who themselves will be added.

If you wish to receive a preview dossier, or should you have any questions about our presentation at KIAF, please contact Sunil Kim: sun@estherschipper.com
 
<b>Frieze London</b>

Frieze London


3 Park Square W

Regent's Park
NW1 4LJ London
October 12 – 16, 2021
www.frieze.com
<b>Paris+</b>

Paris+


Grand Palais Éphémère
2 place Joffre
75007 Paris

October 19 – 23, 2021
www.parisplus.artbasel.com
<b>West Bund</b>

West Bund


2555 Longteng Ave

Xuhui District
200232 Shanghai
November 10 – 13, 2022
www.westbundshanghai.com
<b>LOOP Barcelona</b>

LOOP Barcelona


Almanac Barcelona Hotel
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619, 621
08007 Barcelona

November 15 – 17, 2022
www.loop-barcelona.com
<b>Art Cologne</b>

Art Cologne


Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne

November 16 – 23, 2022
www.artcologne.com
<b>Art Basel Miami Beach</b>

Art Basel Miami Beach


Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.artbasel.com
 

September

Gif:
1. Francesco Gennari, “Tre colori per presentarmi al mondo, la mattina” (“Three colours to present myself to the world, in the morning”), 2013, Murano glass. Photo © Gerhardt Kellermann
2. Ari Benjamin Meyers, Serious Immobilities, 2013, performance protocol, music score for electric guitar, electric bass and voice, duration variable. Photo © Mareike Tocha and Cold Summer
3. Tao Hui, Similar Disguise, 2020, single channel HD video, color, sound, 5 episodes, 8:12 min. Video commissioned and support by Macalline Art Center for Digital Commissions Program “Bare Screen”. Still © Tao Hui
4. Still © Cemile Sahin
Before we begin with the events of the new fall season, we want to draw your attention to Francesco Gennari’s exhibition in Milan: a solo presentation curated by Sarah Cosulich, inaugurating the design company Mutina’s exhibition space, MUT/Mutina for Art. The exhibition closes September 16.

In Berlin the haubrok foundation is presenting something in the air. In the months of September and October FAHRBEREITSCHAFT is hosting concerts, performances and installations of new music. The program is accompanied by sound works from the haubrok collection, among them works by Rodney Graham, Pierre Huyghe, Ari Benjamin Meyers, and Anri Sala. Benjamin Meyers’ work Serious Immobilities is part of the Summer Festival celebrations on September 17th.

Jean-Pascal Flavien’s Make-up House is scheduled to open around the same time, at near-by San Gimignano Lichtenberg, Arno Brandlhuber’s architectural site. Flavien’s project will include collaborations with Bless, Sam Chermayeff, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Karl Holmqvist, and Christopher Roth.

At Aranya Art Center in Beidaihe in China's Hebei Province, Tao Hui presents Searing Pain, the artist's first comprehensive solo museum exhibition. Searing Pain surveys the first decade of Tao’s career, focusing on his groundbreaking videos and installations. This exhibition will include 18 works made between 2013-2022 and is organized by Damien Zhang, director of Aranya Art Center, with the assistance of Wang Jiaming.

From September 15 through November 20, Tino Sehgal's This Element will be presented in Brazil at the 13 Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre.

On occasion of the Bergen Assembly 2022, convened by Saâdane Afif and curated by Yasmine d’O, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has created a new work from her series of chambres. A performance of Exotourisme is also planned. Don't miss the seven magazines published in the run-up to the exhibition, and the final eighth edition that will be published concurrently with the opening. The fifth, entitled The Tourist, includes excerpts from Xavier de Maistre’s historical text, interwoven with images from Gonzalez-Foerster’s chambres works.

Cemile Sahin will present a new video installation at the Lyon Biennale 2022. Part of her ongoing work concerning the treaty of Lausanne and its impact on the Middle East a hundred years later, Sahin's new multimedia installation focuses on the third longest wall in the world: the 900km long wall that Turkey built on its border with Syria.

Thomas Demand’s solo exhibition House of Card will open as a new site-specific iteration in Toronto, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. With its emphasis on Demand’s exploration into architecture, model making and collaborative processes, based on the exhibition at Museum Leuven in 2020, includes a new selection of works, and again includes those by other influential artists, architects and designers, among them Martin Boyce, Caruso St John and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

At the Kunsthaus Graz Hito Steyerl will present Animal Spirits. The video installation, which premiered this year at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, includes a video interlacing historical film footage with animation, motion graphics and documentary interviews, conducted by Steyerl with shepherds in the Asturias region, Spain, and a group of fellow artists.

In Norway’s Tromsø, at the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané solo exhibition entitled Breathing Line brings together a selection of major works.

Works by Ann Veronica Janssens and Tao Hui are included in The Pieces that I am, a group exhibition at UCCA Edge in Shanghai, opening at the end of the month.
Gif:
1. Thomas Demand, Refuge V, 2021, C-Print / Diasec. © the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
2. Hito Steyerl, Animal Spirits, 2022, single channel HD video, live computer simulation, sensor devices, glass spheres, organic materials. Still © the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
3. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Elegancia y renuncia, 2011, dried leaf (ficus elastica japonicum) metal stands and slide projection (filter ref. 306 summer blue). Photo © Matt Grubb
4. Ann Veronica Janssens, hou hou, 2022, 7 spotlights, artificial haze ø 360-400 cm. Image © Andrea Rossetti
5. Jean-Pascal Flavien, Make-up House (drawing), 2022. © the artist
 

October

Gif:
1. Rosa Barba, Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage, 2021, 16mm film transferred to digital and 8k film, sound, duration: 31:15 min. Still © the artist; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
2. General Idea, Going to Australia, 1992, watercolor on sketchbook paper. Courtesy of AA Bronson
3. Julia Scher, Girl Dog (Hybrid), 2005, marble. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
4. Etienne Chambaud, Necknot (pile), 2020, bronze. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
5. Anri Sala, Take Over, 2017, back-to-back HD video projections, colour, 8-channel sound, glass elements, duration: 7 min 56 sec. Photo © Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg
Rosa Barba’s solo exhibition in Tours at CCCOD, the Centre de création contemporaine Olivier Debré, unfolds in two spaces of the art centre. In the nave, Barba has conceived an in situ project, linked to the research she carried out during her recent residency at the Atelier Calder in 2021. The second part of the exhibition takes place in the black gallery and immerses us in a cinematographic space mixing images and sculptures in movement.

In New York, Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea opens at the Drawing Center which, in partnership with Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Geneva (MAMCO), will bring together for the first time in the United States, and again in Geneva in February 2023 the drawings authored by General Idea between 1985-1993.

A major solo exhibition by Julia Scher at the Kunsthalle Zürich will present important historical works and new iterations. A catalogue surveying Scher’s practice is forthcoming from Distanz Publishers in early 2023.

Etienne Chambaud is presenting a solo exhibition at Lille’s Musée LAM, the musée d'art moderne, where a large selection of new and important works by the artists will be on view. A comprehensive catalogue on Chambaud's practice will be published on occasion of the exhibition.

At the Bourse de Commerce, Anri Sala will have a solo presentation, presenting Time No Longer, 2021, a video here projected onto vast, curved screens—perfectly marrying the Rotunda's cylindrical forms. In addition, iconic pieces by the artist taken from the Collection will be on view, among them Take Over, 2017, and 1395 Days Without Red, 2011, throughout the museum.

Also in Paris, Ugo Rondinone’s solo exhibition the water is a poem unwritten by the air
no. the earth is a poem unwritten by the fire opens at the Petit Palais.

On Fogo Island, Liam Gillick’s A Variability Quantifier (aka The Fogo Island Red Weather Station) is an artwork intended to function as an operational weather station on Fogo Island. Launching in October, it gathers local weather data and is a place for education, reflection, and discussion. Acquired by the National Gallery of Canada as part of its National Outreach, the work will be displayed on Fogo Island through October 2026 and will be open to the public to visit and use.
Fogo Island. Photo © Liam Gillick
Image courtesy Ugo Rondinone
 

November

Ceal Floyer, Solo, 2006, microphone stand, hairbrush. Photo © Thomas Gunnar Bagge
In November Ceal Floyer will have a solo presentation in Florence at the nonprofit space Base / Projects for Art. Floyer's classic work Solo from 2006 will be on view as part of the group exhibition MANIFESTiert Euch! at Berlin's Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Cemile Sahin will present her first solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück, A Song of Tigris and Euphrates (working title). The new video continues her ongoing research into the Lausanne treaty, on the occasion of its 100-year-anniversary and is the first of a four-episode film. It tells the story of the Kurdish family Bingöl, whose homeland was flooded by a Turkish water dam project that displaced its members between Istanbul, Paris and the road. The work will also be featured at LOOP in Barcelona.

In London’s Paddington Square, a new piazza space between Praed Street and Paddington Station, Ugo Rondinone unveils a public commission. This artwork will be a new site-specific five-metre bronze sculpture, the artist’s first public realm commission in London and one of three new permanent public artworks at Paddington Square.

Anri Sala will have a solo exhibition at Winsing Art Place in Taipei where a special presentation of AS YOU GO, 2019, his multi channel video and sound installation will be on view. It brings together some of the most significant filmic works created by the artist in recent years, including Ravel, Ravel, Take Over and If and only if, in a new iteration remodelled by the artist, that will offer visitors an immersive experience.
Anri Sala, AS YOU GO, 2019, 13-channel HD video (color) and 22-channel discrete sound installation, installation dimensions variable, duration: 39:24 min. Photo © Antonio Maniscalco
 
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