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Gruppen Show : 'Modes & Travaux : A collection of artists’ sweaters proposed by The Drawer' in der Galerie Vallois, Paris
Im Projektraum der Pariser Galerie Vallois  zeigen vom 28.02. - 11.04.2020 rund 30 Künstler ihre Pullover-Interpretationen. Die Opening Nacht ist am 27.02.2020 von 18 bis 21 Uhr.

'POIL is a collection of artists sweaters founded by The Drawer in 2018. POIL is a project that mixes art and fashion in a simple and novel manner. No mass production here but unique pieces designed by artists who, for the most part, have never 'practiced' the sartorial arts. Each guest artist and designer has received the same virgin model in merino wool inspired by the classic sailor’s sweater, trimmed, widened, shortened for the occasion and specifically made in a factory in Brittany. Everyone was able to work the sweater as they wished. Everyone was encouraged to draw, paint, sew, embroider, transform the object. The purpose is to create a work to wear or to collect. The thirty or so pieces created bear witness to the great pleasure the artists had in experimenting with this medium and the seriousness with which they did.

With POIL, the editorial and curatorial platform devoted to drawing The Drawer pursues the whimsical vein and the desire to open up and mix the genres that fundamentally characterize its approach. Contemporary art, design and fashion are found on the same walls of the gallery. POIL deconstructs and removes labels. «POIL» for the wool, the raw material of the project, and for the word itself, idiosyncratic as we like it.' Barbara Soyer & Sophie Toulouse / The Drawer Éditions

Galerie Vallois
28.02 - 11.04.2020
Vernissage/Opening night 27.02.2020 6pm - 9pm
33-36 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris  
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IMAGE // Modes & Travaux : A collection of artists’ sweaters proposed by The Drawer / Galerie Vallois, Paris
IMAGE // Modes & Travaux : A collection of artists’ sweaters proposed by The Drawer / Galerie Vallois, Paris
IMAGE // Modes & Travaux : A collection of artists’ sweaters proposed by The Drawer / Galerie Vallois, Paris
IMAGE // Modes & Travaux : A collection of artists’ sweaters proposed by The Drawer / Galerie Vallois, Paris
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS : 'The Young and Evil Queer Modernism in New York 1930-1955' - Book Release & Conversation
Lauded by Jerry Saltz as “one of the most reactionary yet radical visions of art,” The Young and Evil tells the story of a group of artists and writers active during the first half of the twentieth century, when homosexuality was as problematic for American culture as figuration was for modernist painting. David Zwirner Books, 2020, Hardcover, 152pp, 298 x 222 mm

Here is a short introduction & the invitation for a conversation with Jarrett Earnest : These artists—incl. Paul Cadmus, Fidelma Cadmus Kirstein, Charles Henri Ford, Jared French, Margaret Hoening French, George Platt Lynes, Bernard Perlin, Pavel Tchelitchew, George Tooker, Alexander Jensen Yow, and their circle—were new social creatures, playfully and boldly homosexual at a time when it was both criminalized and pathologized.

They pursued a modernism of the body—driven by eroticism and bounded by intimacy, forming a hothouse world within a world that doesn’t nicely fit any subsequent narrative of modern American art. In their work, they looked away from abstraction toward older sources and models—classical and archaic forms of figuration and Renaissance techniques. What might be seen as a reactionary aesthetic maneuver was made in the service of radical content—endeavoring to depict their own lives. Their little-known history is presented here through never- before-exhibited photographs, sculptures, drawings, ephemera, and rarely seen major paintings—offering the first view of its kind into their interwoven intellectual, artistic, and personal lives.

Edited by Jarrett Earnest, who also curated the 2019 exhibition at David Zwirner New York, The Young and Evil features new scholarship by art historians Ann Reynolds and Kenneth E. Silver and an interview with Alexander Jensen Yow by Michael Schreiber.

Join Jarrett Earnest and the art historian, curator, and critic Kenneth Silver for a conversation to celebrate the publication of The Young and Evil. Silver’s writings deeply influenced Earnest’s approach to curating the exhibition, as well as the accompanying book. The two will discuss the evolution of queer representation and consider strategies for writing, thinking, and exhibiting alternative art histories.

In Conversation : Jarrett Earnest and Kenneth Silver
March 10, 7 PM, New York | The Center


‘The Young and Evil’ was on view at David Zwirner, New York, from 21 February until 13 April 2019
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IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020 - Installation View ' The Young and Evil' Exhibition 2019
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020 - Installation View ' The Young and Evil' Exhibition 2019
IMAGE // The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York 1930–1955 / David Zwirner Books, 2020 - Installation View ' The Young and Evil' Exhibition 2019
'SHIFTERS' from Marta Bogdańska - a documentary about animal spies - suspicious squirrels, spying dolphins and nuclear lizards

The MACK BOOKS Firstbookaward is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. Each year, the jury creates a shortlist of the ten best submissions. The winner will receive the opportunity to collaborate with MACK in publishing their book project. The winning book will be announced and launched at Photo London in May 2020, alongside an exhibition of the work at Somerset House. Here is our personal highlight - 'SHIFTERS' von Marta Bogdańska.

'SHIFTERS is my newest ongoing project; a continuation of m interest in espionage and its legacies. This project started with a collection of articles (published between 2005 and today) that refer to animal spies. To name a few: suspicious squirrels, spying dolphins, misidentified stork (swan), nuclear lizards, photographer pigeon. They were all seriously accused of some kind of spying and the information about it appeared in mainstream media. Taking this as a somewhat anecdotal beginning I am investigating the use of animals as soldiers, spies, police, kamikaze. I am interested in tracing back the historical chapters about animals in war & espionage (more generally used by humans in their war machine).
A former CIA expert said in an interview that any animal, no matter how insignificant it might seem, can be trained and used. The term 'agent' is an interesting one: it means both a spy, an informant but as well a subject doing action. Taking this into account I want to relate this multifaceted story to the one of the liberation of animals, the ideas more and more common nowadays that 'our smaller brothers', and even nature, are agents, have subjectivity, should have more rights. This is as well a philosophical question for me: how to think of this kind of subjectivity? What form does it have? How can it be formulated in the language of law? New technologies will help us in developing more understanding of animal capacities for sure. The post-human & new materialist theories try to incorporate feelings and experiences of non-human actors into their realm of reflection, and philosophy tries to expand into seeing the Other as possibly not only human. How will it affect human societies?

SHIFTERS project currently consists of: an art book combining archival images and my own research, video work & self-designed bags for animals, series of photographs & results of a worshop (5 audio pieces for 5 archival photographs).

SHIFTERS was shown in Rotacyjny Dom Kultury in Warsaw in December 2019.

Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
12 minute film, colour with sound
5 archival photographs with 5 audio pieces

Marta Bogdanskas artistic interests follow the notions of chance and absurdity, the ironic and comic. She traces anecdotes, jokes, personal stories and develops them into projects that delve into the world of gossip, fictions, politics & multiple realities. She is interested in emotional creation of & response to artwork. She works with landscapes, contexts, and the boring & mundane of our everyday, which can open up new readings & access the hidden or magical. 

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IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published
IMAGE // Marta Bogdańska 'SHIFTERS' Artist book, 746 pages, self-published