Frieze Art Fair, London, October 11-14, 2012
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Booth Nr. E2
Francis Alÿs will be represented with the work Silencio (2010). On the four specimens a hand with raised index finger in front of a mouth is illustrated. A call of silence, illustrated simply and unambiguously. In 2010, an entire room of the Tate Modern was designed with these floor mats.
New York based artist Michael Bauer represents his large-format painting Doämens Fell (2009). In an uncontrollable maelstrom, geometric shapes, foggy demons and hints of human body parts encounter. In an almost anarchic way, and with unusual dynamics, order and chaos occur to enter into dialogue with each other. Smaller paintings by the artist will also be on display.
From Berlin based artist Armin Boehm there will be three new works exhibited. The nocturnal landscape SFAX (2012) appears increasingly abstract the closer the viewer gets, making materials such as fabrics and metallic elements visible. In the multi-layered images of the artist, the limits of science and empiricism are expertly explored. More works of the artist can be seen in the current show at Galerie Peter Kilchmann until October 20.
The Cuban artist duo Los Carpinteros show their work Conga Ceniza (2012). The object, a molten drum, illustrates the way the artists deal with art, design and architecture by means of everyday objects. The exposure of materiality plays a crucial role, demonstrated also by their large-scale works on paper. The triptych Nis Lego 2 (2012) shows a socialist monument – built from Lego bricks. Not only architectonical but also social structures are challenged.
Jorge Macchi presents his installation Illumination (2012); The star-shaped structure made of cement, although touching the ground at three points, seems almost floating in space. Only the torches at the ends of the beams reveal the true character: The cement star turns out to be the imitation of light rays. Deception, light, lightness and materiality are the elements which are used by the artist with unique sense of humor and imagination.
Teresa Margolles is represented with her publication PM 2010 (2012). The book covers the front pages of all editions of the evening paper PM published in 2010. The local Juarez newspaper is not archived, the artist thus creates a unique snapshot, not only from the medium PM, in which victims of crime are mapped unabashedly next to nude models, but also from the media-reality, violence and existing power relations.
Fabian Marti presents his latest works; the photogram Guru Guru (2012), which reflects convergent circles, instantly captivating the viewer, as well as ceramic works continuing the ones exhibited at the Venice Biennial in 2011. Works by the artist are currently exhibited at gallery Peter Kilchmann until October 20.
Bernd Ribbeck shows small- and large-scale paintings of his circle series that have just been on display in the exhibition Made in Germany Two in Hannover. The treatment of the materiality plays an important role; The paint is applied in layers, sometimes also deliberately scratched away on the surface.
Melanie Smiths shows works that were exhibited in the Mexican Pavilion at the Biennial in Venice in 2011 as well as recent paintings. Unobtrusively, the artist marks ambivalences such as appearances, illusion or true nature of things. The artist regards daily, unusual or historical occurrences in a very specific focus. In Regency (2012) behind the blurring of the surface, the pattern of a wallpaper can be discerned.