Jon Rafman: Whose narrative is it anyway?

The way we tell, experience, and imagine stories has completely changed over the last decade. Virtual and augmented reality, as well as the oft recited social media forums have continued to re-shape how artists and filmmakers engage with art and its audiences.

Artist Jon Rafman will explore these issues through his work and host a conversation on the shifting role of narrative in the current post-social media, post-internet, cross-embedded universe. He is joined by writer Harry Burke and art historian Victoria Camblin.”

This talk took place on 1st Aug 2013 at The White Building.

Works by Hannah Whitaker, Kamrooz Aram and Shirana Shahbazi are on view at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York through September 6, 2014.
"Fixed Unknowns draw upon classical genres of image-making—the portrait, the landscape, the still life. Each artist introduces a syntax: a repeated grid of floral motifs lifted from a Persian carpet; an overlapping series of geometric planes; a pattern sourced from a Bauhaus textile, hand-cut on a screen. They trouble the seeming fixity of these repeating designs, and their attendant politics and histories, through near-erasures and imperfect cover-ups.
Whitaker sees the film plane as a formal system, and as a site to “foster confusion.” She places paper screens in the body of the camera, which obstruct the light and allow for various visual vocabularies to coexist.”

Works by Hannah Whitaker, Kamrooz Aram and Shirana Shahbazi are on view at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York through September 6, 2014.

"Fixed Unknowns draw upon classical genres of image-making—the portrait, the landscape, the still life. Each artist introduces a syntax: a repeated grid of floral motifs lifted from a Persian carpet; an overlapping series of geometric planes; a pattern sourced from a Bauhaus textile, hand-cut on a screen. They trouble the seeming fixity of these repeating designs, and their attendant politics and histories, through near-erasures and imperfect cover-ups.

Whitaker sees the film plane as a formal system, and as a site to “foster confusion.” She places paper screens in the body of the camera, which obstruct the light and allow for various visual vocabularies to coexist.”



Passive Collect: A group exhibition organized 



around contemporary notions of data collection
 Curated by Jesse Stecklow
 
July 11 – August 2, 2014
Opening Friday 7-10
Chin’s Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
A box, a carpet, a drawing, a fan, a focus group, a fold, a garden, a growth, a healthy alternative, a listing, a locker, a loop, a mailing list, a marker, a maze, a mediation, a mimicry, a page holder, a purchase, a review, a scrap, a sewing machine, a soundtrack, a store sign, a target audience, a text, a toxicity check, a walkway, an address book, an exquisite corpse, an initialed postcard. 

Morgan Canavan
Lucy Chinen and Jesse Stecklow
Sean Raspet
Carlos Reyes



 
Curated by Jesse Stecklow
 
July 11 – August 2, 2014
Opening Friday 7-10
Chin’s Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

A box, a carpet, a drawing, a fan, a focus group, a fold, a garden, a growth, a healthy alternative, a listing, a locker, a loop, a mailing list, a marker, a maze, a mediation, a mimicry, a page holder, a purchase, a review, a scrap, a sewing machine, a soundtrack, a store sign, a target audience, a text, a toxicity check, a walkway, an address book, an exquisite corpse, an initialed postcard.
Morgan Canavan
Lucy Chinen and Jesse Stecklow
Sean Raspet
Carlos Reyes
 
Alex Prager's Vogue #2 is on view at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong through August 16.

"Under the Skin" features works by Tracey Emin, Klara Kristalova, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Juergen Teller, and Erwin Wurm.

"Prager, whose practice often explores the figure in relation to its surroundings, will exhibit recent photographic work that evokes a sense of ambiguity about time and place. The artist often creates narratives that straddle the line between fiction and reality, relaying a sense of anxiety, suspense, and general unease."

Alex Prager's Vogue #2 is on view at Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong through August 16.

"Under the Skin" features works by Tracey EminKlara KristalovaAlex PragerRobin RhodeJuergen Teller, and Erwin Wurm.

"Prager, whose practice often explores the figure in relation to its surroundings, will exhibit recent photographic work that evokes a sense of ambiguity about time and place. The artist often creates narratives that straddle the line between fiction and reality, relaying a sense of anxiety, suspense, and general unease."