Pawel Althamer

Born:
1970
Residence:
Warsaw, Poland
Nationality:
Polish
Trust:
APT London
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  • Il Collezionista is a column curated by Gea Politi and Giulia Gregnanin. Structured around a series of interviews with crucial figures in Italian coll

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  • Srihatta-Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park includes artist residency spaces and a gallery for international and regional art

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  • At a dinner in Venice on Thursday night, the Samdani Art Foundation, established by the Bangladeshi collectors Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani, unveiled plans for a permanent space.

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  • 10 Exhibitions Opening This Week

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  • Following the New York edition earlier this year, Transart Triennale 2016 kicks off at Berlin’s Uferstudios this weekend.

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  • Polish contemporary art takes center stage at the new joint exhibition project by Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle and the Polish Institute in Berlin.

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  • Gareth Harris reports in the Art Newspaper that the Bangladeshi collectors Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani are founding the first contemporary art museum in the country in Sylhet, a city in northeast Bangladesh, and it is scheduled to open in 2018.

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  • Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and co-curator of last year’s hugely success

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  • Beginning the exhibition season at SFAI's Walter and McBean Galleries, Glen Helfand and Cydney M. Payton have curated a tight group show

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  • Polish sculptor Pawel Althamer has set up equipment from his family's plastic factory in a Berlin gallery for an aptly titled exhibition, "in progress." The public is part of the experience: Visitors can volunteer to have a cast taken of their face from which Althamer then creates a plastic sculpture.

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  • Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city. Per the past editions of this biennial

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  • The exhibition glories a bit much in the “intensities” of its artists, striving for a feverish atmosphere that’s both amusing and a little irritating. In both the selected artworks and the exhibition materials, Gioni vacillates between a hyped-up end-of-the-world scenario ("after nature" as post-nature) and a more subtle interrogation of the art-nature relationship (‘after nature’ as a mode of descriptive art-making). The real meat of the show lies in those pieces that probe the latter...

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  • Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city.

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  • In Pictures is a still and moving image gallery for significant works, events and places.

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  • Polish artist Paweł Althamer’s current exhibition at the New Museum showcases his familiar figurative sculpture, which often explores the various

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  • Is Pawel Althamer the art world version of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, the charmingly delirious, but emotionally superficial female character trope

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  • Around noon on Tuesday, the artist Paweł Althamer was on the fourth floor of The New Museum, drawing on the walls and around. Charcoal sticks were

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  • The catch-all phrase relational aesthetics covers a wide range of art, much of which doesn’t even involve free Thai curry. Pawel Althamer’s work

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  • The 2014 season has begun. While popular shows of artists like Magritte, Hopper, and Carrie Mae Weems continue their travels, dozens of new exhibition devoted to modern and contemporary art are opening across the country. Here are some observations.

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  • In February 2014, while the fifth floor of the New Museum hosts an out-of-this-world spaceship installation, its second, third, and fourth floors will

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  • Beginning the exhibition season at SFAI's Walter and McBean Galleries, Glen Helfand and Cydney M. Payton have curated a tight group show

    Read More
  • Polish sculptor Pawel Althamer has set up equipment from his family's plastic factory in a Berlin gallery for an aptly titled exhibition, "in progress." The public is part of the experience: Visitors can volunteer to have a cast taken of their face from which Althamer then creates a plastic sculpture.

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  • Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city. Per the past editions of this biennial

    Read More
  • Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city.

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  • The international collecting class descends on New York this month, as the two main auction houses get ready to flog hundreds of millions of dollars of contemporary art.

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  • The art world is peculiarly suited to dramatize a problem, or at least a syndrome, of the present day: that of abominable wealth, by which I mean the

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  • This month, New York will once again become the center of the performance art world for twenty-four days of incredible programming, as Performa 13 makes its biennial appearance. Forty venues, one hundred events, fifty arts institutions and fifty curators will bring together the latest fusion of visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design and culinary arts. This year, Performa 13 will cast an anchor overboard into the ocean of art history and explore the waters of Surrealism.

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  • To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Trussardi Group, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi will present “8½”— an exhibition that brings together

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  • For five days in August a big sculpture touched down on an island in Times Square — a 26-foot-tall representation of a sailor bending over a woman

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  • Last week, Deutsche Bank and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation announced a formal end to a 15-year collaboration at a special press lunch in New York.

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BIOGRAPHY

Pawel Althamer was born in 1967 in Warsaw, Poland, where he continues to live and work.

Althamer uses a range of media, including sculpture, performance, video and installation. His practice engages with the notions of alienation and otherness. Whether creating immersive environments, totemic self-portraits or disorienting participatory projects, Althamer gives form to the disjunctive feelings inherent to the human condition.

His works examine existential and social experiences: from the strange awareness of one’s own finite bodily shell, to the consciousness of the formal and informal norms that regulate our behavior and determine our experience of the world.

His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions among others at New Museum, New York (2014), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2011-12), Secession, Vienna (2009), Fondazione Nicola Trussardi (2007), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2005), Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2004), Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster (2003).

His work has been exhibited in a number of major international group shows including the 2013 Venice Biennale, 8th Gwangju Biennial (2010), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), 4th Berlin Biennial (2006), and the 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005).

 


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