“Francesco Jodice initiated the series Spectaculum Spectatoris by filming visitors at Museo del Prado in Madrid where the work premiered in the autumn 2011. In May 2012, when new Bildmuseet opened, Jodice were present to add material to his archive. His goal is to keep documenting museum visitors worldwide.

Spectaculum Spectatoris consists of hundreds of video portraits in 1:1 scale composed as a video installation. As of Friday November 16th, the video portraits of Bildmuseet’s visitors will be projected on the large windows of the museum and in an exhibition on the 4th floor. The opening ceremony takes place in conjunction with Umeå festival of lights. November 16-18th the works will also be shown at the Glass House on Town Hall Square.”

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Bernadette Corporation – 2000 Wasted Years (Installation View) (2012), courtesy Artists Space

Bernadette Corporation – Made In America (Issue 3) (2001), courtesy Artists Space

Over the past decade and a half, the loosely defined art collective of Bernadette Corporation has moved from underground fashion line and party promoter, to film producer, to editor and publisher of a variety of magazines, books and novels. It is currently based in New York as a collaborative with three principal members, Bernadette Van-Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walczak. Challenging contemporary creative identities and consumer politics, the group has time and again subverted the traditional practices of art and art exhibition.
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Annette Messager, Motion/Emotion, 2009–12. Installation view, ‘La Triennale, Intense Proximité’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012. Photograph: André Morin. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris, and ADAGP, Paris.

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On 7 April 2012 the Grand Palais in Paris held a twelve-hour banquet of tom ka, a traditional Thai soup, prepared by the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and his team. Free and open to all,Soup/No Soup (2011/12) preceded the public opening of ‘La Triennale 2012: Intense Proximity’ – a minefield-laden excavation of the juncture between hostility and hospitality. Giving form to an uneasy social harmony of objects given and objects received, Tiravanija’s project drew forth the complexities of transactional value that structure gift economies – the ever-present quid pro quo. First presented at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York in 2011, the performance acquired a further layer of signification in its Parisian re-staging due to its resonance with a public debate around the serving of soupe au cochon (pig soup) in France – a controversy initiated in winter 2003 when kitchens run by Bloc Identitaire (Identity Bloc), a far-right nationalist organisation, began serving pig soup to homeless people in Paris. A traditional French recipe containing smoked bacon and pigs’ ears, feet and tails, the soupe identitaire (identity soup), as it came to be known, was quickly understood as a political act of debasement and exclusion aimed at members of the Muslim or Jewish faiths – ‘Help Our Own Before Others’ is the group’s official slogan. In December 2006, following widespread civil unrest in the banlieues of Paris, police authorities attempted to shut down the rapidly proliferating kitchens serving soupe identitaire, citing its distribution as the type of antagonistic alienation that provoked the riots.
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Gallerist Andrea Rosen and artist Josephine Meckseper

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The 2012 Guggenheim International Gala took place Thursday, November 8th in celebration of Picasso: Black and White organized by Carmen Giménez. Guests were able to view artworks for the upcoming benefit auction at Sotheby’s on November 13-14th with lots by Gabriel Orozco, Georg Baselitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, and James Turrell, among others. Funds raised at the gala and auction are in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Corbett vs. Dempsey present You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do, its first exhibition of new works by artist Joyce Pensato. In this exhibition Corbett vs. Dempsey presents a group of brand new paintings, including images of Groucho Marx and South Park Kenny, as well as a startling new batch of painting collages, a new facet of her oeuvre.