Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
25.06.17 – 07.01.18

Nature is subject to a permanent process of becoming and passing away. It enchants us with its seemingly inexhaustible diversity of forms and colours. As a part of that nature which has been accepted as the “master teacher” since antiquity, people stand in an extremely close relationship to it. We continuously investigate the laws on which it is based. In the early 1960s natural materials made their way into exhibition spaces by themselves becoming a focus of attention and no longer serving as an “image” of a landscape. Conversely, art also moved outdoors, into nature.
Six international artists have been selected for the exhibition. Over 20 installations, objects, wall pieces and sculptures made of materials like shells, feathers, thorns, leaves, cork, horsehair, wood or rose petals draw attention to the beauty, lightness and fragility of the materials found in nature. However, they also point to the fascinatingly systematic structure and formative power inherent to nature.
In addition to examining, collecting and arranging what they find as well as creating new forms and contexts, these artists are concerned above all with a respectful assimilation of that which is produced by nature.
Their works provide surprising and thought-provoking impulses for tracing the highly complex relationship between art and nature.

Bethan Huws (GBR), Christiane Löhr (GER), Alastair Mackie (GBR), David Nash (GBR), Regine Ramseier (SUI), Herman de Vries (NED)

Curated by Katrin Hippel

http://www.mkdw.de

Pure Nature Art – Natural Materials in Contemporary Art

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
25.06.17 – 07.01.18

Nature is subject to a permanent process of becoming and passing away. It enchants us with its seemingly inexhaustible diversity of forms and colours. As a part of that nature which has been accepted as the “master teacher” since antiquity, people stand in an extremely close relationship to it. We continuously investigate the laws on which it is based. In the early 1960s natural materials made their way into exhibition spaces by themselves becoming a focus of attention and no longer serving as an “image” of a landscape. Conversely, art also moved outdoors, into nature.
Six international artists have been selected for the exhibition. Over 20 installations, objects, wall pieces and sculptures made of materials like shells, feathers, thorns, leaves, cork, horsehair, wood or rose petals draw attention to the beauty, lightness and fragility of the materials found in nature. However, they also point to the fascinatingly systematic structure and formative power inherent to nature.
In addition to examining, collecting and arranging what they find as well as creating new forms and contexts, these artists are concerned above all with a respectful assimilation of that which is produced by nature.
Their works provide surprising and thought-provoking impulses for tracing the highly complex relationship between art and nature.

Bethan Huws (GBR), Christiane Löhr (GER), Alastair Mackie (GBR), David Nash (GBR), Regine Ramseier (SUI), Herman de Vries (NED)

Curated by Katrin Hippel

http://www.mkdw.de

Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany
19.05.17 – 24.02.18

“Proof of Life” brings together 80 paintings, sculptures and photographic works that investigate existential questions in a both palpable and profound manner. Common to all works on display, in addition to their convincing form that addresses not merely the eyes of the viewer, is an inherent narrative power that grips the visitor right from the start. What these works bring to view is linked to a tradition of influential pictures, some of which go far back in time. The presented works simultaneously quote, seduce, irritate, provoke and thematize concepts of moral values. This includes a summons not only to situate in historical terms what is being seen, but also to relate it quite concretely to the present.

Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anton Corbijn, Thierry de Cordier, Danny Devos, Tracey Emin, Tom Friedman, Line Gulsett, Damien Hirst, John Isaacs, Sergej Jensen, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Anselm Kiefer, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Esther Kläs, Alastair Mackie, Christian Marclay, Kate MccGwire, Richard Prince, Leopold Rabus, Daniel Richter, Andres Serrano, Mircea Suciu, Gavin Turk, Jonathan Wateridge

http://www.weserburg.de

Proof of Life / Lebenszeichen

Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany
19.05.17 – 24.02.18

“Proof of Life” brings together 80 paintings, sculptures and photographic works that investigate existential questions in a both palpable and profound manner. Common to all works on display, in addition to their convincing form that addresses not merely the eyes of the viewer, is an inherent narrative power that grips the visitor right from the start. What these works bring to view is linked to a tradition of influential pictures, some of which go far back in time. The presented works simultaneously quote, seduce, irritate, provoke and thematize concepts of moral values. This includes a summons not only to situate in historical terms what is being seen, but also to relate it quite concretely to the present.

Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anton Corbijn, Thierry de Cordier, Danny Devos, Tracey Emin, Tom Friedman, Line Gulsett, Damien Hirst, John Isaacs, Sergej Jensen, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Anselm Kiefer, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Esther Kläs, Alastair Mackie, Christian Marclay, Kate MccGwire, Richard Prince, Leopold Rabus, Daniel Richter, Andres Serrano, Mircea Suciu, Gavin Turk, Jonathan Wateridge

http://www.weserburg.de

The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, UK
05.03.17 – 09.05.17

From the beginning of human history, and in every culture, nature has played a vital role in creative expression. “Force of Nature” will include work by 28 established and emerging international contemporary artists, surveying the influence of nature and its processes on their work.
The exhibition aims to redress the common misconception that nature is an autonomous entity that exists independent from the human race. Humans are very much part of nature and the artist’s observation and understanding of this theme hopes to understand not only nature, but of the human condition within nature.

Maddalena Ambrosio, Alice Anderson, Ruben Brulat, Felix de Bousies, Adeline de Monseignat, Susan Derges, Nancy Fouts, Andy Goldsworthy, James P Graham, Richard Hudson, Kang Hee Joon, Mark Karasick, Iyvone Koo, Ayça Koseogullari, Antti Laitinen, Janet Laurence, Richard Long, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, David Nash, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Giuseppe Penone, Peter Randall-Page, Cameron Robins, Tim Shaw, Yuken Teruya, Koen Vanmechelen, Douglas White

Curated by James Putnam

The Art Pavillion

FORCE OF NATURE – An exhibition of works by international contemporary artists inspired by nature

The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, UK
05.03.17 – 09.05.17

From the beginning of human history, and in every culture, nature has played a vital role in creative expression. “Force of Nature” will include work by 28 established and emerging international contemporary artists, surveying the influence of nature and its processes on their work.
The exhibition aims to redress the common misconception that nature is an autonomous entity that exists independent from the human race. Humans are very much part of nature and the artist’s observation and understanding of this theme hopes to understand not only nature, but of the human condition within nature.

Maddalena Ambrosio, Alice Anderson, Ruben Brulat, Felix de Bousies, Adeline de Monseignat, Susan Derges, Nancy Fouts, Andy Goldsworthy, James P Graham, Richard Hudson, Kang Hee Joon, Mark Karasick, Iyvone Koo, Ayça Koseogullari, Antti Laitinen, Janet Laurence, Richard Long, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, David Nash, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Giuseppe Penone, Peter Randall-Page, Cameron Robins, Tim Shaw, Yuken Teruya, Koen Vanmechelen, Douglas White

Curated by James Putnam

The Art Pavillion

Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany
21.05.16 – 26.02.17

Etel Adnan, Helene Appel, Emma Bennett, Bertozzi & Casoni, Nicole Bianchet, Jeremy Blake, Katharina Bosse, Ulla von Brandenburg, GL Brierley, Daniele Buetti, Jelena Bulajic, Jonas Burgert, Yoan Capote, Shen Chen, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Mat Collishaw, Johan Creten, Tony Cragg, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Slawomir Elsner, Elger Esser, Inci Eviner, Paul Fägerskiöld, Famed, Claire Fontaine, Charles Fréger, Bernard Frize, Patrycja German, Rachel Goodyear, Paul Graham, Henriette Grahnert, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Peter Halley, Dan Halter, Mark Handforth, Flora Hauser, Julie Heffernan, Evelyn Hofer, Linde Ivimey, Du Jie, Bharti Kher, Anselm Kiefer, Joanna Kirk, Ragnar Kjartansson, Imi Knoebel, Shio Kusaka, Alicja Kwade, Thomas Lerooy, Graham Little, Robert Longo, Rosa Loy, Rosilene Luduvico, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Alex McQuilkin, Olaf Metzel, Marilyn Minter, Mohau Modisakeng, Jean-Luc Moerman, Yasumasa Morimura, Wangechi Mutu, Shirin Neshat, Julie Nord, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Jacco Olivier, Catherine Opie, Claire Partington, Elodie Pong, Shannon Plumb, Ged Quinn, Till Rabus, Bettina Rheims, Gerhard Richter, Daniela Rossell, Dennis Scholl, Thomas Schütte, Grace Schwindt, Norbert Schwontkowski, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Andreas Slominski, Carolein Smit, Kiki Smith, Martina Steckholzer, Anett Stuth, Mircea Suciu, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Sandra Vàsques de la Horra, Nil Yalter, Manabu Yamanaka, Zhou Yangming, Young-Jae Lee

Curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann

http://www.weserburg.de

I Prefer Life – Reydan Weiss Collection. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Weserburg

Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany
21.05.16 – 26.02.17

Etel Adnan, Helene Appel, Emma Bennett, Bertozzi & Casoni, Nicole Bianchet, Jeremy Blake, Katharina Bosse, Ulla von Brandenburg, GL Brierley, Daniele Buetti, Jelena Bulajic, Jonas Burgert, Yoan Capote, Shen Chen, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Mat Collishaw, Johan Creten, Tony Cragg, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Slawomir Elsner, Elger Esser, Inci Eviner, Paul Fägerskiöld, Famed, Claire Fontaine, Charles Fréger, Bernard Frize, Patrycja German, Rachel Goodyear, Paul Graham, Henriette Grahnert, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Peter Halley, Dan Halter, Mark Handforth, Flora Hauser, Julie Heffernan, Evelyn Hofer, Linde Ivimey, Du Jie, Bharti Kher, Anselm Kiefer, Joanna Kirk, Ragnar Kjartansson, Imi Knoebel, Shio Kusaka, Alicja Kwade, Thomas Lerooy, Graham Little, Robert Longo, Rosa Loy, Rosilene Luduvico, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Alex McQuilkin, Olaf Metzel, Marilyn Minter, Mohau Modisakeng, Jean-Luc Moerman, Yasumasa Morimura, Wangechi Mutu, Shirin Neshat, Julie Nord, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Jacco Olivier, Catherine Opie, Claire Partington, Elodie Pong, Shannon Plumb, Ged Quinn, Till Rabus, Bettina Rheims, Gerhard Richter, Daniela Rossell, Dennis Scholl, Thomas Schütte, Grace Schwindt, Norbert Schwontkowski, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Andreas Slominski, Carolein Smit, Kiki Smith, Martina Steckholzer, Anett Stuth, Mircea Suciu, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Sandra Vàsques de la Horra, Nil Yalter, Manabu Yamanaka, Zhou Yangming, Young-Jae Lee

Curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann

http://www.weserburg.de

Bubox, Kortrijk, Belgium
13.03.16 – 01.05.16

Human history unrolls its red thread between past and present, and raises questions about an uncertain future, a sometimes grotesque and often brutal way. The visitor is thus the mirror placed his own humanity, his projections and prejudices about what constitutes our contemporary society and its conflicts.
Pain stands side by side with humor, which recalls the complexity of our existence but also the imperishable link with the other, the nature, the earth. The works, sometimes classical sometimes eccentric, so explore the interactions between the spiritual and material world and provide the visitor with introspection.
Although the vision is bleak, she is full of hope. She calls us to hold our breath during the time of an artistic walk to perhaps be able to blow out better afterwards.
FOREVER viewing time passing ironically, just as our visions of eternity, the ideals are dictations and the inability to stop the course of history, our infinitesimal history, in respect of a universality that is more mysterious every day.Our passage on this earth just that for-never, with a need to saturate themselves with strong impressions to forget the endpoint?Or on the contrary we have forgotten that we are here “forever” will be detached from all that seems to us essential in the mass trivialities that make up our everyday life?

Slim Aarons, AES + F, Elodie Antoine, Carlos Aires, Hilary Berseth, Joseph Beuys, Katia Bourdarel, Jeremy Blake, Pierre Bismuth, Delphine Boël, Daniele Buetti, Charley Case, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anton Corbijn, Tom Dale, Christoph Draeger Bryan Drury, Matt Ducklo, Christian Eisenberger, Nezaket Ekici, Jean-François Fourtou, Nancy Fouts, Michel Francois, Marcel Gähler, Rainer Ganahl, Gelitin, Robert Gligorov, Frances Goodman, HeHe, Eckart Hahn, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tilman Hornig, John Isaacs, Kahn & Seles Nick, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Youcef Korichi, David Kramer, Robert Kunec, Laszlo Lakner, Arik Levy, Mingjun Luo, Alastair Mackie, Sally Mann, Filip Markiewicz, Tony Matelli, Sergey Maximishin, Dominic McGill, Robert McNally, Emilio Lopez – Menchero, Georges Meurant, Otto Mühl, David Nicholson, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Ronald Ophuis Laurent Perbos Leopold Rabus, Till Rabus, Gerhard Richter, Terry Rodgers, Samuel Rousseau, Tracey Snelling, Pierrick Sorin, Mark Titchner, Gavin Turk Jan Van Imschoot, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Del LaGrace Volcano, Roger Wagner, Johan Wahlstrom, Kate Waters, Vincent Wenzel, Dana Wyse, Jason Bard Yarmosky, Heimo Zobernig

Curated by Jerome Jacobs

http://www.bu-box.be

Forever

Bubox, Kortrijk, Belgium
13.03.16 – 01.05.16

Human history unrolls its red thread between past and present, and raises questions about an uncertain future, a sometimes grotesque and often brutal way. The visitor is thus the mirror placed his own humanity, his projections and prejudices about what constitutes our contemporary society and its conflicts.
Pain stands side by side with humor, which recalls the complexity of our existence but also the imperishable link with the other, the nature, the earth. The works, sometimes classical sometimes eccentric, so explore the interactions between the spiritual and material world and provide the visitor with introspection.
Although the vision is bleak, she is full of hope. She calls us to hold our breath during the time of an artistic walk to perhaps be able to blow out better afterwards.
FOREVER viewing time passing ironically, just as our visions of eternity, the ideals are dictations and the inability to stop the course of history, our infinitesimal history, in respect of a universality that is more mysterious every day.Our passage on this earth just that for-never, with a need to saturate themselves with strong impressions to forget the endpoint?Or on the contrary we have forgotten that we are here “forever” will be detached from all that seems to us essential in the mass trivialities that make up our everyday life?

Slim Aarons, AES + F, Elodie Antoine, Carlos Aires, Hilary Berseth, Joseph Beuys, Katia Bourdarel, Jeremy Blake, Pierre Bismuth, Delphine Boël, Daniele Buetti, Charley Case, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anton Corbijn, Tom Dale, Christoph Draeger Bryan Drury, Matt Ducklo, Christian Eisenberger, Nezaket Ekici, Jean-François Fourtou, Nancy Fouts, Michel Francois, Marcel Gähler, Rainer Ganahl, Gelitin, Robert Gligorov, Frances Goodman, HeHe, Eckart Hahn, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tilman Hornig, John Isaacs, Kahn & Seles Nick, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Youcef Korichi, David Kramer, Robert Kunec, Laszlo Lakner, Arik Levy, Mingjun Luo, Alastair Mackie, Sally Mann, Filip Markiewicz, Tony Matelli, Sergey Maximishin, Dominic McGill, Robert McNally, Emilio Lopez – Menchero, Georges Meurant, Otto Mühl, David Nicholson, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Ronald Ophuis Laurent Perbos Leopold Rabus, Till Rabus, Gerhard Richter, Terry Rodgers, Samuel Rousseau, Tracey Snelling, Pierrick Sorin, Mark Titchner, Gavin Turk Jan Van Imschoot, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Del LaGrace Volcano, Roger Wagner, Johan Wahlstrom, Kate Waters, Vincent Wenzel, Dana Wyse, Jason Bard Yarmosky, Heimo Zobernig

Curated by Jerome Jacobs

http://www.bu-box.be

Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium
12.03.16 – 21.05.16

Maddalena Ambrosio, Mat Chivers, Susan Derges, Andy Goldsworthy, Alexandre Joly, Antti Laitinen, Richard Long, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Seungmo Park, Peter Randall-Page, Yuken Teraya, Koen Vanmechelen, Emily Westman Hertz, Douglas White

Curated by James Putnam

http://www.galerievaleriebach.com

Force of Nature

Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium
12.03.16 – 21.05.16

Maddalena Ambrosio, Mat Chivers, Susan Derges, Andy Goldsworthy, Alexandre Joly, Antti Laitinen, Richard Long, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Seungmo Park, Peter Randall-Page, Yuken Teraya, Koen Vanmechelen, Emily Westman Hertz, Douglas White

Curated by James Putnam

http://www.galerievaleriebach.com

Hilger BROTKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
03.03.16 – 11.06.16

Maria Anwander, Ilgen Arzik, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Joseph Beuys, Erik Binder, Jessica van Brakle, Maria Bussmann, Ian Burns, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bruno Ceccobelli, Sandro Chia, Gunter Damisch, Martin Disler, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Dzama, Christian Eisenberger, ERRÓ, Flavio Favelli, Giuseppe Gallo, Alberto Giacometti, Anton Henning, Alfred Hrdlicka, Peterson Kamwathi, Anton Kannemeyer, William Kentridge, Jií Kolá, Karl Korab, Alastair Mackie, Dave Mullen, Josef Felix Müller, Walter Navratil, Heinrich Nicolaus, Hermann Nitsch, Oswald Oberhuber, Pablo Picasso, Cameron Platter, Markus Prachensky, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Franz Ringel, Michael Scoggins, Deborah Sengl, Hans Staudacher, Marko Tadi, Ernesto Tatafiore, Marco Tirelli, Andy Warhol, Jenny Watson, Lawrence Weiner, Fritz Wotruba, Rose Wylie, Phillip Zaiser, Thomas Zipp, Leo Zogmayer

http://www.hilger.at

The Hilger Collection. Part 1: Works on Paper and Wood

Hilger BROTKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
03.03.16 – 11.06.16

Maria Anwander, Ilgen Arzik, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Joseph Beuys, Erik Binder, Jessica van Brakle, Maria Bussmann, Ian Burns, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bruno Ceccobelli, Sandro Chia, Gunter Damisch, Martin Disler, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Dzama, Christian Eisenberger, ERRÓ, Flavio Favelli, Giuseppe Gallo, Alberto Giacometti, Anton Henning, Alfred Hrdlicka, Peterson Kamwathi, Anton Kannemeyer, William Kentridge, Jií Kolá, Karl Korab, Alastair Mackie, Dave Mullen, Josef Felix Müller, Walter Navratil, Heinrich Nicolaus, Hermann Nitsch, Oswald Oberhuber, Pablo Picasso, Cameron Platter, Markus Prachensky, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Franz Ringel, Michael Scoggins, Deborah Sengl, Hans Staudacher, Marko Tadi, Ernesto Tatafiore, Marco Tirelli, Andy Warhol, Jenny Watson, Lawrence Weiner, Fritz Wotruba, Rose Wylie, Phillip Zaiser, Thomas Zipp, Leo Zogmayer

http://www.hilger.at

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
28.02.16 – 19.06.16

What emotions, memories and experiences can an empty, quiet space arouse when being viewed? A living space or a room can be a place that bears witness to how people have lived in it. It appears as an abandoned space that in a poetic or enchanted way – or, indeed, unconsciously – captivates viewers and makes them think of things they themselves experienced. An abandoned theatre awaiting renovation can also induce a melancholy mood. In the exhibition eleven international contemporary artists present their individual exploration of this multi-layered phenomenon.

Nicole Ahland (DE), Lauri Astala (FIN), Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK), André Lützen (DE), Alastair Mackie (GBR), Charles Matton (FR), Julia Rothmund (DE), Trine Søndergaard (DK), Martijn Veldhoen (NL), Bill Viola (USA), Thomas Wrede (D)

http://www.mkdw.de

Empty Rooms – The Beauty of Emptiness

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
28.02.16 – 19.06.16

What emotions, memories and experiences can an empty, quiet space arouse when being viewed? A living space or a room can be a place that bears witness to how people have lived in it. It appears as an abandoned space that in a poetic or enchanted way – or, indeed, unconsciously – captivates viewers and makes them think of things they themselves experienced. An abandoned theatre awaiting renovation can also induce a melancholy mood. In the exhibition eleven international contemporary artists present their individual exploration of this multi-layered phenomenon.

Nicole Ahland (DE), Lauri Astala (FIN), Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK), André Lützen (DE), Alastair Mackie (GBR), Charles Matton (FR), Julia Rothmund (DE), Trine Søndergaard (DK), Martijn Veldhoen (NL), Bill Viola (USA), Thomas Wrede (D)

http://www.mkdw.de

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK
09.12.15 – 30.01.16

Alastair Mackie’s practice explores states of being, often disrupting the order of nature’s processes into new systems which reference both the natural and unnatural worlds and their meeting points. This exhibition surveys five key works from the artist’s recent practice showcasing Mackie’s seminal 2011 Copse installation; an alluring and uncanny plantation of pine trees, trimmed and positioned on turned ends throughout the gallery space. Alongside this sit House, 2008, a haunting facsimile of a doll’s house fabricated from reconstituted wasps’ nests to his more recent 2014 Canopy and 2015 Mud Form sculptures.

Sidney Cooper Gallery

Alastair Mackie – Selected Works

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK
09.12.15 – 30.01.16

Alastair Mackie’s practice explores states of being, often disrupting the order of nature’s processes into new systems which reference both the natural and unnatural worlds and their meeting points. This exhibition surveys five key works from the artist’s recent practice showcasing Mackie’s seminal 2011 Copse installation; an alluring and uncanny plantation of pine trees, trimmed and positioned on turned ends throughout the gallery space. Alongside this sit House, 2008, a haunting facsimile of a doll’s house fabricated from reconstituted wasps’ nests to his more recent 2014 Canopy and 2015 Mud Form sculptures.

Sidney Cooper Gallery