• Richard Long, Full Moon Circle, 2003 © HOUGHTON HALL
  • richard deacon, never mind, 1993-2017, stainless steel ,310 cm × 765 cm × 300 cm, Middelheim Museum Collection © Middelheim Museum
  • Noémie Goudal, Les Mécaniques III, série Les Mécaniques, 2016 - Courtesy Galerie Les filles du calvaire
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July’s Picks

July’s Picks - 01/07/2017 - Article : Barbara Fecchio

Earth Sky
Richard Long
Houghton Hall (Norfolk, eastern England)
Until October 26th, 2017
Already present in the castle’s sculpture garden with Full Moon Circle (2003), Richard Long is back in Houghton Hall with the exhibition Earth Sky. Still using material found on site, Long created a new series of site specific works made of kaolin, tree roots, stones and slate, evocative of primitive shapes such as spirals, crosses, lines or circles.

« A quoi rêvent les forêts ? »
Les filles du calvaire Gallery (Paris, France)
Exhibition open July 1st to July 29th, 2017
American anthropologist Eduardo Kohn’s essay How Forests Think was released in France at the end of February. It quickly became a reference in the field of anthropology, a science that studies the human being and now, thanks to this text, the non-human. This text inspired Lucie Touya, exhibition curator of “À quoi rêvent les forêts?” (What Forests Dream?) to enter the depths of forests through the visions of seven contemporary artists (François Fleury, Noémie Goudal, Jean-Yves Leloup, Kettly Noël, Laura Huertas Millán, Olya Kroytor, Susana Mejia).

* Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think, Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human, University of California Press, 2017.

STUWA 2017 
Communauté de Communes de la Porte d’Alsace – Largue, Werentzhouse, Heidwiller, Pfetterhouse, Obermorschwiller, Seppois-le-Haut.
Through the theme of its third edition, « Mobility », the Sundgau region renews its reflection on landscape, environmentalism, public space and local life by digging into its history to direct its creativity toward the future. The seven new works of the Art and Nature trail of Sundgau (Alsace, France) will be on display until 2020.

Dan Graham: Works That are Fun for the Family
Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art (Croatia)
Until August 27th, 2017
Curators : Maurizio Bortolotti and Radmila Iva Janković.
This is the first exhibition held in Eastern Europe on American artist Dan Graham’s work.

Some Time
Richard Deacon
Until September 2017
Middleheim Museum (Antwerp, Belgium)
In 1993, Antwerp was designated European Capital of Culture. In this context, the Middleheim Museum decided to add more contemporary work to its collection. Richard Deacon’s sculpture Never Mind (1993) was purchased that same year and symbolized the museum’s new vision. Twenty-four years later, the artist, rather than restoring the work, decided to recreate it from scratch by using different materials. Never Mind is the highlight of the exhibition but about thirty other works are on display inside and outside the museum’s pavilions. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the work of this British artist who considers himself as a « maker » rather than as a sculptor.

 

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