AUGUST 2019



Kim? is pleased to announce THE ESTATE, its summer off-site exhibition by Tobias Kaspar. THE ESTATE, curated by Zane Onckule, plays with its double entendre; an “estate” being both the sum of a deceased person’s possessions, and an extensive piece of (privately owned) land often accompanied by a vast home. THE ESTATE’s first chapter SUMMER opens August 3 in Salacgrīva parish in form of a fictional collectors house — not with a capital C or H but rather a modest countryside house decored with artworks cum contemporary conversation pieces.




WITH
Eriks Apalais, Tristan Bera, Gerry Bibby, Drew Kahu’āina Broderick, Stefan Burger, Merlin Carpenter, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Vija Celmins, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, David Douard, Ramon Feller, Ffixxed Studios, Gina Folly, Oleg Frolov, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Edgars Gluhovs, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Guerilla Girls, Karl Holmqvist, Daniel Horn, Morag Keil, Emil Michael Klein, Ilya Lipkin, Fred Lonidier, Miltos Manetas, MAY, Daria Melnikova, Daniele Milvio, Jonathan Monk, Sveta Mordvskaya, Carter Mule, Kärt Ojavee, Josephine Pryde, Cinzia Ruggeri, Hinrich Sachs, Cindy Shermann, Nolan Simon, Mike E. Smith, Sarah Staton, Rikrit Tiravanija, Lucas Uhlmann, Miriam Visaczki, Danh Vo, Marie-Pascale Wellinger, Pedro Wirz, Seyoung Yoon, Artur Zmijewski.

THE ESTATE SUMMER
Opening: Saturday, August 3, 4-8pm
Dates: August 4 – September 30, 2019
Venue: Between Kuiķule and Lauvas (Salacgrīvas lauku teritorija, 4054 Latvia)
GPS: 57.729323, 24.535533

What if an art collector—or in more modest terms, a person interested in art who from time to time also happened to purchase, exchange, and receive art works as gifts—spent summers in rural Latvia? What would that house—let’s play it grand—that Estate look like? Of what would it be reminiscent of? Would the house pay homage to the shabby chic of Anna Karenina, or the Eurodesign that dominated 1990s interiors? Would it lean towards the Soviet-esque, or stick with a pre-revolution, Baltic-German style?

THE ESTATE’s SUMMER takes place in an abandoned Latvian summerhouse and imagines a fictional art collector who (could have) lived in a remote place such as this. Different artworks, ephemera, and leftovers from artistic productions join everyday utensils in creating a portrait that engages the entire house. Looking at the displayed artworks, it becomes clear that the collection or taste of this Collector is far from blue chip, where “signature style” and “key works” prevail. It is instead inclusive of many by-products and leftovers. Smaller, earlier works provide an image of a rather eclectic but engaged collection, in which the artworks form part of what could be described as a “conversation piece”, to quote the eponymous 18th-Century English portraiture style and Luchino Visconti film (1974).



THE ESTATE's SUMMER opens on August 3 and remains open by appointment throughout September.
For inquiries please call +371 29600916.


SAVE THE DATE

THE ESTATE / AUTUMN

Opening: Wednesday, October 15, 6pm
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2019
Venue: Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga


For its second chapter AUTUMN, THE ESTATE travels to the exhibition space of Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga. Unlike the leisurely summerhouse gathering with its grand inaugural dinner, champagne and cigarettes; where conversation and gossip thrived amongst the intimacy of the endless nights, THE ESTATE at Kim? paints a darker picture, the one focused instead on the politics of the guest list. Like any collection (be it a collection of artworks, objects or a grouping of people) AUTUMN is based on exclusion. Nothing can be included without the exclusion of something else. Deaccessioning.

The exhibition space will be lacquered in black paint, celebrating the black box theatre and encouraging a movement of the exhibition visitors onto the stage. Pieces of art and furniture from the summerhouse itself will then be placed within the exhibition space. The rest of the scenery exists merely as a white painted outline, a floor plan of sorts. The ground is scattered with labels, for example, the outlined gooseberry bush is accompanied by the words “Gooseberry Bushes”, in evocation of Lars von Trier’s Dogville (2003).


Supported by: Ministry of Culture, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Engelshus, Kokmuižas alus.

Kim? Contemporary Art Center
Sporta 2 k-1, LV-1013, Riga
kim@kim.lvkim.lv/en/



JUNE 2019


cherry pickers (inaugural group show)

21 - 23 June

podiumpodium.com for location

independent luxembourgish platform for artistic experimentation 





MAY 2019


Fish Finger Sandwich Artists Talk
Cubitt Open Studios

11 May




APR 2019


Artists Talk at 4cose, on shopping and sociability, with a brief history of Sarah Staton SupaStore.

6 Apr




MAR 2019


How the West has Won and Lost, 1999 - 2019


How the West has Won and Lost 1999
Bleach on Denim
1.4 x 1.8m
Arts Council Collection, acquired 2000

Published by Flyingleaps 2019 as an editioned poster, and flyposted across the UK from March 2019.

Poster is available to buy here  
www.flyingleaps.co.uk




FEB 2019


Mustafa Hulusi Posters
Hoxton Street

3 - 10 February




British Museum

‘The world exists to be put on a postcard: artists' postcards from 1960 to now’

7 February - 4 August 2019
Room 90






JAN 2019



zing magazine #25  

curated project: Mycology & Dendrology 










DEC 2018


Adam McEwen Selects
Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts

November 29 - December 15

Gladstone Gallery
530 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011