Archive for August, 2011


Saturday, August 20th, 2011

MAKE IT HARD, 2011, Video, Copyright HL-ART

Helmut Lang was born in Vienna, Austria in 1956.
He lives and works in New York and Long Island.


Saturday, August 20th, 2011

— I was out of the United States from 93-98. Most of these photos I took during that period. They’re not something I look at often, not even yearly, but in a way I feel I am working in opposition to these memories. I do not include them in the paintings in a literal sense though experiences can sometimes be described in formal terms, and many of the places I visited had a mysterious tension, a buzz in the air that resembles perceived space within a painting.

David Ratcliff was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Recent solo exhibitions include Team Gallery, New York (2011); Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Belgium (2010); Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto (2010); Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2010); and Maureen Paley, London (2009).


Saturday, August 20th, 2011


1974: My father and older sister. Photographed in front of naked winter trees, close to home, in Hafrsfjord, Norway. Years passed before I was allowed to make another exposure. Father probably concluded I was too young to support a camera for 1/30th of a second. I was four years old.

Obstructing twigs / Cool grass / A hand on a vertical trunk / An introverted girl / Her white head / A man making himself photographable / Warm low light and long shadows

Refute your parents’ project and forget your childhood; they are still who you are. The shock of my first photograph is a shock of continuity. I would spend ten years as an artist unpacking and reworking these motifs, these modes of representation.

Torbjørn Rødland lives and works in Los Angeles. His photographs have been exhibited at Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; the 48th Venice Biennial; among others. His films have been exhibited at venues such as Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; the 2007 Athens Biennial; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid. Project books include ANDY CAPP VARIATIONS (Hassla, 2011); I WANT TO LIVE INNOCENT (steidlMACK, 2008) and WHITE PLANET BLACK HEART (steidlMACK, 2006). Upcoming solo exhibitions include STANDARD OSLO (December 2011) and Air de Paris (January 2012).


Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Rachel Harrison lives and works in NY and rarely sees Hollywood blockbusters. Her most recent work INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN, 2011 is currently on view at Le Consortium in Dijon, France, until November 2011. Other current projects include sleeping, eating and watching dogs chase butterflies.


Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Mix by Mike Hajar, made for the exhibition CABINESSENCE, 2001, 65 mins

MORE ECHOES, 2010, 11’32 mins
Audio by Psychic Ills

WEREWOLF KARAOKE, 2010, 1’15 mins

Justin Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1976. His installations recreate, only to disassemble, sub-cultural benchmarks such as, meth labs, bodegas and club bathrooms. Lowe’s work has recently appeared at Deitch Projects, New York; Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut; Galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris; Gagosian Gallery, New York, and elsewhere.