Happy birthday to Karim Noureldin, who was born on this day, December 8, in Zürich! "Just a line. Starting with this fine-drawn motif, the artist has developed a colossal body of work over the years that has made its way across both paper and concrete. With the passage of time his practice has indeed come into its own in two perfectly distinct ways while striking out along less traveled paths that feed into each other. On the one hand, his drawing on paper has found its own raison d'être, i.e., it has drawn itself upright, as it were, in an imposing, vertical format and is displayed frozen within a frame that signifies its completion, allowing the sheet of paper to float in the depths that lie behind the glass. On the other, the artist has developed a group of works that are strictly wall bound and in which the design suits the architecture while line counteracts the building's edges and angles, echoes them, emphasizes them, vigorously breaks them up." - Karine Tissot, 2015 Karim is currently participating in CONSTRUCTOR, group show at Galerie N-Z, Arendonk, Belgium until December 15, 2018. Learn more about his work by visiting his artist page on our website - link in bio - @karim_noureldin #KarimNoureldin #vonBartha #ArtistBirthday #ContemporaryArtists #ContemporaryAbstraction #Lines #Architecture #Motif #ContemporaryDrawing #ContemporaryPainting Images: 1. Karim Noureldin at von Bartha. 2. Play, 2014, Colour pencil on paper, 204 x 164 cm. 3. Play, 2014, colour pencil on paper, 204 x 164 cm. 4. Karim Noureldin. Arka, 2014 I Kunst(Zeug)Haus I Rapperswil-Jona I Solo Show I Photo: Martin Stollenwerk. 5. Karim Noureldin's studio.

#ThrowbackThursday 2011, Color & Form Group show with Imi Knoebel, John McCracken, Peter Halley, Christian Eckart & Gunther Forg @lacma , Los Angeles – This installation featured a focused selection of works by the German abstract artist Imi Knoebel, in addition to significant pieces by four other artists: John McCracken, Christian Eckart, Gunther Forg and Peter Halley. Knoebel studied under Joseph Beuys in the late 1960s, in Düsseldorf, along with Blinky Palermo. Knoebel and Palermo were close friends; mining territory staked out earlier by Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich, they found sustenance in explorations of color and form. Working in a similar vein, younger artists such as Eckart, Forg and Halley offer new explorations into material, form, color and line, while working with abstraction. Halley in particular provided an interesting coda to this selection from the Broad Collection. His brand of geometric abstraction along with his writings would become the seeds of the 1980s movement termed “neo geo.” The west side of this floor was well known for presentations of Halley’s peer, Jeff Koons. Thus, the installation sought to demonstrate the continuities between abstraction and representation, eras and artistic styles. @peterhalleystudio #ImiKnoebel #LACMA #ColorForm #ArtExhibition #MinimalArt #NeoGeo #LosAngeles #PeterHalley #JohnMcCracken #ChristianEckart #GuntherForg #AbstractArt Image: Installation photograph, Color & Form, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 31, 2010 – June 5, 2011. Photo credit: Photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA

New publication available on our website (link in bio) / Exhibition catalog: Imi Knoebel, Guten Morgen, weisses Kätzchen - Besides important key works such as Raum 19 III (1968/2006), Batterie (2005), and the 21-part complex of works from the so-called Core Pieces, this catalog presents new works of art created by the artist Imi Knoebel (*1940) especially for the exhibition Guten Morgen, weisses Kätzchen (Good morning, white kitten) at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv. They position Knoebel’s work in a dialogue with the historical legacy of constructive, concrete, and conceptual art. Along with many photographs of the works and the exhibition itself, the catalog also features texts by Sabine Schaschl, Max Wechsler, and Beat Wismer. - @hatjecantzverlag @sabineschaschl @hauskonstruktiv @artbookreview @artbook @artbookstagram @artbooksonline @neverstopreading_zh @daskunstbuch @artbook @whitecubeofficial #HausKonstruktiv #Zurich #ArtBook #ImiKnoebel #ContemporaryArtist #vonBartha #BookLovers #InstaBooks #HatjeCantz #Switzerland - 1. & 2. "Imi Knoebel" Ed. Sabine Schaschl, text(s) by Max Wechsler, Beat Wismer, Sabine Schaschl, graphic design by Harald Pridgar German, English / 2018. 164 pp., 91 ills. / Softcover / 22.00 x 29.00 cm / ISBN 978-3-7757-4486-7 3. Imi Knoebel, Guten Morgen, weisses Kätzchen, Installation view, 2018, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, by Stefan Altenburger 4. Imi Knoebel, Guten Morgen, weisses Kätzchen, Installation view, 2018, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, by @pbaracchi

SUPERFLEX as Expedition leaders of TBA21- Academy’s The Current II Commissioned by TBA21- Academy, Deep Sea Minding merges artistic and scientific research in an attempt to reach an alternative understanding of the marine species, which could ultimately affect the way we imagine and design our environments and objects. While generating relevant data and increasing awareness of rising sea levels, Deep Sea Minding proposes the creation of structures that could serve the needs and desires of both humans and marine creatures. In August, SUPERFLEX initiates the first of three expeditions to the South Pacific to test marine life responses to the nature of these designed structures. From 2018 to 2020 SUPERFLEX will be  Expedition Leaders of TBA21–Academy’s three-year fellowship programme The Current. The first expedition aboard the M/Y Dardanella research vessel, brings a series of exploratory experiments to the uninhabited island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, in the South Pacific. The island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai emerged recently in the South Pacific, challenging the prevailing tendency of a world which is slowly sinking. The perfect location to explore the thin and ever-changing frontier between land and sea. A frontier which will be soon diluted by a vertical migration: bringing fish to occupy our homes and humans to mind the deep sea. - @superflexstudio #Superflex #TheCurrentII #Expedition #Pacific #Environment #vonBartha #Artistcollective #Underthesea

Felipe Mujica currently participates in "All our secrets" at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Celje, Slovenia, along with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Apparatus 22, Simon Asencio, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Lenka Đorojević and Matej Stupica, Mario García Torres, Kallabris, Staš Kleindienst, Martin Kohout, Susanne Kriemann, Adrian Paci and Stefan Panhans - through September 23. 2018 Curated by: Katrin Mundt - Felipe Mujica‘s print series There Is Light in Every Window (#6) draws on the visual language of 20th-century graphic design, re-reading its implied (techno-) utopianism against the background of our present and possible futures. Mujica creates works comprising of installation, drawing, collapsible sculptures and printmaking, influenced by modernism and the international artistic, social and political movements in the late 60’s and 70’s. He began his art education at the Universidad Católica de Chile and later co-founded the artist-run space Galería Chilena (1997 – 2005). In the 2000s, Mujica moved to New York City where he is currently based. His works have been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico D.F. (2014); The Shop – Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing (2009); Message Salon, Zürich (2008); and Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago (2004). - @el.musgo.mujica @lawrenceabuhamdan @simonasencio @lenkadorojevic @mariogarciatorres @avstralopitek @martinkohout @susannekriemann @adrian_paci  #FelipeMujica #AllOurSecrets #GalleryOfContemporaryArt #Celje #Slovenia #vonBartha #Installation #Printmaking

Don't miss @superflexstudio at @copenhagen_contemporary - through 30.12.2018 – An orange line of swings weaves through SUPERFLEX’ large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! Where swings are normally made for individual use, SUPERFLEX’ swings are designed for three people to swing together and experience the potential of collaborative participation. With the large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! SUPERFLEX address what they experience as an apparent social apathy, an inability to act in the face of the political, environmental, and economic challenges in our times. In the large metal structure of orange swings winding through Hall 1, we as an audience can experience movement and the power of collective human actions. One Two Three Swing! is both an aesthetic and a conceptual installation engaging with the power of play and the collaborative entities people can create together. The shared experience is embedded within us and may engender new collaborative activities and movements as we go through life. SUPERFLEX see the collective force as a positive energy, potentially capable of changing the course of our lives and thus our future. The work may also trigger reflections on fundamental questions such as democracy, influence, and common citizenship – in that sense, SUPERFLEX’ swings are more than just play. - Images: One Two Three Swing!, 2018, by Superflex, installation view at Copenhagen Contemporary. Photography: Anders Sune Berg - #Superflex #CopenhagenContemporary #CurrentExhibition #OneTwoThreeSwing #ContemporaryArtists #Copenhagen #Denmark #vonBartha #Installation

Today! Art Parcours Zuoz Art e Poesias in La Plaiv – Today the Plaiv Region is transformed into an art trail, bringing together local galleries to exhibit alongside permanent and temporary installations and a series of poetry recitals. For this event, von Bartha is showcasing Gate/Grid, by Andrew Bick. This work, a grid of powder-coated aluminium, marks the artist’s first venture into sculpture. When asked how the work translates to a public, outdoor space, Bick discusses the element of chance within his paintings, the inevitable variation of paint, wax and marker scribbles and how this is reflected in the variation of the outside world. There exists a contrast between the structural rigidity of Gate/Grid, the shifting forms Bick’s work and the variable aspects of Gate/Grid’s surroundings that reflects the contradictions in his paintings, which are at once celebratory and critical of constructivist values. But the interaction between this sculpture and the outdoor space is too complex to be defined as merely juxtaposition, for the sculpture itself also has the potential to change and move; to open and fold. These “shifting shapes” that characterise Bick’s work relate to his constant questioning of how we look. Image: Andrew Bick, Gate/Grid, 2018, Powder coated aluminium, 310 x 500 x 60 cm, folded: 310 x 310 x 171 cm @andrewmbick @art.parcours.zuoz @contemporaryartswitzerland #AndrewBick #vonBartha #GateGridTree #ArtParcoursZuoz #ArtParcours #Zuoz #engadin #Contemporaryart #switzerland