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Wolfgang Tilmans campaigning on the EU referendum in the UK - download all 25 posters on http://tillmans.co.uk/

'Dear Friends

I’m sure you are also following with horror the rightwards drift and anti-EU sentiment brewing across Europe. The Dutch referendum should be the final wake-up call, alerting people to the real risk of the UK’s EU referendum resulting in a victory for Leave.

The official ‘Remain’ campaign feels lame and is lacking in passion. It also lacks an active drive to get voters registered – and with the deadline already falling two weeks before the referendum, this should be an urgent priority.

I want to get involved and actively campaign. In particular, I want to work towards maximizing turnout among younger voters by focusing on the first, crucial step: voter registration – the deadline for which is June 7! So anyone who hasn’t registered before this date has no chance of having a say, no matter how strongly they feel about the issue. So the really crucial date is June 7. Everyone’s grannies registered their vote long ago, but students no longer get automatically registered by their unis. This is because of a new law brought in by the Conservatives that makes it possible for them to disenfranchise up to 800,000 students, who as a group tend to move around a lot more and so drop off the voter register easily.
I feel that we have reached a critical moment that could prove to be a turning point for Europe as we know and enjoy it  – one that might result in a cascade of problematic consequences and political fall-out. Firstly, the weakening of the EU is a goal being actively pursued by strongmen like Vladimir Putin and European parties on the far-right. Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It’s a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favours cooperation over confrontation.

It could prove to be a one-in-a-generation moment. Can you imagine the years of renegotiations for undoing treaties, and all the negativity that would surround that.

In the past weeks myself and assistants at my London and Berlin studios and Between Bridges worked on these texts and designs. Please feel free to share these posters, they work as print your own PDFs, or on social media, or in any other way you can think of. I consider them open-source, you can take my name tag off if more appropriate.

Let’s hope for the best - but hope may not be enough

Wolfgang Tilmans'
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ART COLOGNE 2016 : Szabolcs Veres at KUDLEK GALLERY COLOGNE

Veres Szabolcs | One Year Of Solitude
opening friday, april 08, 2016, 19-22 h
exhibition april 09 – may 28, 2016special late opening night during art cologne on thursday, april 14, 2016, 18-22 h

Szabolcs Veres, born 1983, Satu Mare, Romania
Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The paintings of Szabolcs Veres fall firmly within the auspices of traditional portraiture, however his treatment of paint and subject matter challenge the definition as such. He builds his compositions through a process of collage and, when coupled with loose brushwork and a vivid palette, so denies the aesthetic intention of a painting, instead capturing something more visceral in humanity as a whole. By exploiting the tropes of classical painting styles and subjects, the result is an unsettling evolution of concepts of beauty, a tension between idealized figures and a grotesque reality. Veres reveals in his paintings the duality between interior and exterior, reflecting back the darker truths that lie hidden beneath the surface.

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Pirelli HangarBicocca shows 'Doubt' by Carsten Höller
Pirelli HangarBicocca presents “Doubt”, Carsten Höller’s solo exhibition. The German artist has risen to the fore of the international scene for his penetrating inquiry into the na-ture of human experience. Directly engaging the viewer in his art, Höller’s practice re-volves around the search for new ways of inhabiting our world. His work summons upon different states of mind: joy, illusion, and of course, “doubt”, which opens the door to new ways of perceiving reality. The exhibition, curated by Vicente Todolí, unfolds along twinned, parallel paths, demanding sensory participation and perceptual focus on part of the viewers. The visitors themselves can choose how to approach the exhibition and which path to take.

In Carsten Höller’s view, choice is inherent to the work of art, and at the very beginning of the exhibition, the installation Y (2003), which is lined with numerous flashing light bulbs and can be walked through in its entirety, raises the question of which way to go. “Doubt” includes more than twenty large-scale works, both existent and new, aligned along the middle axis of the space. This alignment of works forms a central dividing wall, where visi-tors will see/experience only half of a given work, and have to remember the half they have seen until they encounter the other half on the other side. Large-scale installations, videos and photographs play with the spatial and temporal coordinates of the exhibition venue, charting a course between symmetry, duplication and reversal.

The exhibition layout alternates works that draw on optical experiments – like Upside-Down Goggles (1994 – ongoing), in which the artist invites visitors to see the world bot-tom-up – with others that are as playful in nature, likeTwo Flying Machines (2015), in which visitors can experience the sensation of flight or Double Carousel (2011), a merry-go-round for adults that gives a sense of euphoria and amazement. The exhibition also includes Two Roaming Beds (Grey) (2015), made up of two beds that drift endlessly through the space, and Yellow/Orange Double Sphere (2016), a hanging light-based work composed of two concentric, flickering colored spheres, one inside the other, which interacts with Marquee (2015), a piece by Philippe Parreno from the exhibition previously on view at Pirelli HangarBicocca, “Hypothesis”.

Having originally been trained as a phytopathologist, Carsten Höller (b. 1961 in Brussels, based in Stockholm, Sweden and Biriwa, Ghana) holds a doctorate in agricultural science with a specialization in chemical ecology. In the early 1990s, Höller abandoned his scien-tific career to devote himself to art. Over the last twenty years he has shown his work in many international art institutions, such as: Hayward Gallery – Southbank Centre, London (2015); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2014); New Museum, New York (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2011); ICA, Boston (2003); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000). In 2006, he presented the installation Test Site as part of “The Unilever Series” at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. He has also participated in major in-ternational art festivals, including four editions of the Venice Biennale (2015, 2009, 2005, 2003).
The exhibition includes several works co-produced with Hayward Gallery – Southbank Centre in London, and relies on the technical support of INELCOM.

The exhibition “Doubt” is accompanied by a catalogue, edited by Vicente Todolí, that in-cludes extensive photographic documentation of the show and a double analysis of the works on view.

Pirelli HangarBicocca . Via Chiese 2 . 20126 Milano . hangarbicocca.org


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