In response to today’s turbulent times, Scherer, Selg, and Mishek created a spiritual environment meant to instill in the viewer feelings of love and happiness. Initially, viewers come face to face with a reflecting pool; further back, they are invited into a wooden shack to behold one of Sherer’s sought-after sculptures of a nude Emma Watson, glowing purple in a box.
On February 11th 2017, Gavin Brown’s enterprise will host the American launch of The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, a collaborative jewelry collection by artist Bjarne Melgaard and designer Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen. The collection made its European debut at the Astrup Fearnley Museum this past November in Oslo.
Bjarne Melgaard at Red Bull Arts New York
FEB. 16–APR. 9 • 220 WEST 18TH STREET
Billed as “a multi-level psychopathological department store,” Melgaard’s show promises to envelop viewers in his signature irreverent, controversial style, and his newly formed fashion label. The show entails an event where visitors will be able to take Melgaard’s personal designer clothing for free, a muppet collaboration with Jim Henson Company, and over 100 mannequins dressed in the artist’s new streetwear line.
Rod Bianco congratulates the team behind Uncontaminated with this years Costume award prize for best initiative. We worked with them on multiple projects for this years edition and hope to work with them again. We also want to thank our artists Bjarne Melgaard, Bob Recine, Martin Schreiner and HAiKw/ for making an amazing event!
Uncontaminated Oslo Fashion Art Festival er Norges friske pust innenfor den kreative bransjen. En festival som byr på både utstillinger, samtaler, fester, shopping, konserter og inspirasjon - akkurat hva Norge trenger. Det fortjener en pris! Her er damene bak initiativet, Rita Motstrøm Larsen og Hilde Pettersen Reljin sammen med Costume-redaktør Kine B. Hartz og Jenny Skavlan.
“Bjarne Melgaard is really a ‘bad dad.’ Though as much as this is truly his character and not some contrived act, he knows, too, that ‘bad dad’ is also a canonic artist subjectivity— an art world meme that remains in circulation because it allows in social violence and public transgression, elements that those who reside in the protected, connectionist culture sphere seem to love or at least love to hate.” — Caroline Busta, “In The Name of The Father.”
Yves Scherer's work deconstructs the illusion of intimacy between 'audience' and 'celebrity', the permeable boundaries between social networks, the media and every-day life and questions about gender. He works with different mediums and in different forms and is currently completing a charity project in Mexico City and has displayed his work in multiple countries.
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New York’s Red Bull Studios has mounted a number of eye-catching and buzzed about exhibitions over the past three years. Now the energy drink company is doubling down on its commitment to the arts with the newly re-christened Red Bull Arts New York.
Under its new name, and with former studio manager Max Wolf at the helm as chief curator, the initiative will continue to collaborate with US-based museums, institutions, and arts-focused non-profits. But Wolf intends to grow the program to build more international relationships in 2017.
Sculptures showing the actor Johnny Depp and model Kate Moss in a saucy embrace, on show at Rod Bianco Gallery at Nada fair in Miami Beach, are causing a stir. The artist Yves Scherer’s sexed-up works certainly caught the eye of the artist and singer Chantal Chamandy, who bought a version in stainless steel. “This is for my Miami home,” she says. “But instead of Johnny and Kate, this is Chantal and Greg, my husband.” Chantal was so enamoured with the alluring sculpture, she agreed to lie alongside the frolicking couple. We think she looks just as beguiling as the celebrity lovers.
Straightforward and realistic figurative sculpture is in short supply in the contemporary art world—not that there are many people clamoring for it. Still, in a fair awash with abstraction of all kinds, it’s almost refreshing to stumble upon these erotic sculptures by the young Swiss artist Yves Scherer. As an artist, he’s devoted his recent work to his apparent obsession with female celebrities and the gilded lifestyles they lead; his solo show at the gallery’s booth features paintings with titles referring to the ritzy Amalfi coast in addition to these cast bronze and aluminum sculptures, based off of Annie Leibovitz’s iconic photo of Johnny Depp and Kate Moss engaged in a moment of intimacy. His dealer says that these works amount to a “romantic idealization” of the artist’s own life as he imaginatively assumes the role of these starlet’s male lovers—no need for deep psychoanalysis here.
Martin Schreiner is featured in a print group exhibition with his new etchings Fall / Forfall I and Fall Forfall II. The works will be showing at QB Gallery from 02.12.16 - 23.12.16. Schreiners prints at QB is courtesy of Rod Bianco and will also be available on our website.
A little over a year has passed since the signing of the historic Iran deal. Diplomatic and economic relations between the United States and Iran are slowly warming up, in the process initiating collaborations in various spheres of social and political life.
Artist Bjarne Melgaard ran into problems with the Norwegian customs officials, who held 16 of his art works at Oslo airport for three months, determining they were not art and were therefore subject to a VAT charge of 1.3 million Krone ($153,024.)
Det klirrer, klinker og skraper i bordplaten på Vingen bar på Tjuvholmen i Oslo. Fra en svart veske har smykkekunstner Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen trukket opp smykkekolleksjonen hun har laget sammen med Bjarne Melgaard. Hun pakker hver del – eller piece som hun selv kaller det – forsiktig ut av små, knitrende plastposer. Medaljonger, tykke kjeder, steinsatte falloser og dyrefigurer blir liggende spredt mellom askebegre, espressoer og mobiltelefoner – som om det var innholdet fra en roteskuff.
The Norwegian finance minister Siv Jensen has stepped in to resolve a row between the artist Bjarne Melgaard and customs officials who had detained 16 of his paintings because they were not considered works of art, so were subject to VAT. The total amount being sought was NKr 1.3m (£123,000).
BOSTON — In a canyon walled by drab gray and brown high-rises, a ragged line of men, women and children hold red helium balloons, ascending a staircase that ends in a spiral at an opening in the roof, where a single giant balloon slips into the blue sky. Two people at the top lift their heads in wonder.
Stoicism, a school of philosophy founded in Athens during the third century BCE, popularized ideas about death and dying that, to some modern thinkers, might venture too far into the macabre. For the Stoics, suicide could be a noble act, particularly when compared to living through immense physical pain or continuing a spiritually compromised existence.
Etter all denne tiden er den andre av tre utstillinger som bearbeider sorgen etter at en nær venn begikk selvmord. Den første fant sted på Galleri QB, og den tredje vil etter alt å dømme bli å se til høsten.