Projects
10 August - 14 August 2013

KUNSTKLUB

NYU Berlin Studio Art MA Exhibition

Present

KUNSTKLUB

Opening: 10.08.13 06.00pm – 09.00pm

Curated by David Darts and Delia Gonzalez
10.08.13-14.08.13
Hours: Saturday – Wednesday 12.00pm – 06.00pm

Participating Artists: Brandy Antonio, Malina Boreyko, Susan Guthrie and Seth Stolbun

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Supportico Lopez, are pleased to announce KUNSTKLUB, the 2013 New York University Berlin Studio Art MA Final show. The exhibition will survey the work the artists produced during their 5-week Residency in Berlin. The show brings together four artists who create powerful and visual narratives that reflect a shared interest in exploring the boundary between identity, the ephemeral and cultural stereotypes and in deconstructing the intrinsic strangeness of collective society and technological
interference. The exhibition features Thesis works by Malina Boreyko and Susan Guthrie along with new works by Graduate students Brandy Antonio and Seth Stolbun.

Brandy Antonio is an artist and teacher based in New York City. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art Education at New York University. Working primarily in black, neutral tones and brief appearances of color, Brandy’s focus on gestured central figures and mark, giving the work an accessible quality. Her most recent works pull influences from the CoBrA and Gutai movements using gestured brushstrokes in acrylic and oil sticks. She investigates the precariousness of creating roundness and its typical association with perfection. Her anti aesthetic approach invites the viewer to explore energy and abstraction within shape. “We are all complex beings with portions of uniqueness tattooed in every corner. To me art and teaching are synonymous. As I teach, my students are teaching me and as I guide my brushes, my work guides me. This is the exchange our lives offer. What is more humbling than that? Antonio’s work has been exhibited at Space Womb, NYC and Artspace, NYC.
Malina Boreyko lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Bard and Skidmore College, graduating with a major in Art History and minor in Studio Art with a focus on printmaking. She has also completed a post-graduate intensive non-degree in Museum Studies with Smith College and is currently completing an MA with New York University. Boreyko works with installation, painting, drawing and printmaking. She is additionally involved in the New York curatorial community with museums, galleries and non-for-profit organizations. Through subconscious cartography, her work presents an exploration of the complexities and contrasts within the individual persona. Manipulation of the line allows transcendence through time, suspension between contrasts and entrance into unrealized perceptions of reality. “Subconscious cartography creates a platform for us to examine our existence within cultural and societal stereotypes, understanding our role as both female and male, delicate yet aggressive.” Her work has been exhibited at San Giovanni Evangelista Cemetery, Venice,The Judson Space, NYC and at Autocenter, Berlin.
Susan Guthrie is a seasoned Art Instructor in Kalispell, Montana, USA. She earned a Master’s of Art History from Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy/Bowling Green State University, Ohio and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Music Education from
University of Montana Western. She is the recipient of several awards including The People’s Choice Award at the Hockaday Museum of Art and is Director of the Board for a Non Profit Art Center. Her work is a meditation questioning the profound unsustainable effects that technology has on every aspect of our world in the name of advancement. It synthesizes the duality of themes involving life and death, strength and vulnerability, oppression and protection, desire and suffering, desolation and unification. The visual references of her installations have contemporary freshness and use of nontraditional color. They are a poetic statement that illuminates beauty and quotes an antiquated style reminiscent of Jugendstil while pointing to the signals our crippled globe presently reveals. She has had three solo exhibitions, one of which was selected by the Montana Art Gallery Director’s Association. She participates in multiple auctions and group exhibitions. Her work has been featured in the SACI Gallery and Maidoff Gallery, Florence, San Giovanni Evangelista Cemetery, Venice and Autocenter Berlin.
Seth Stolbun was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. He has since worked in many start-up companies in various roles, but was always most attracted to the roles where he could be creative and work with creative groups. This show is the culmination of his work in the New York University Advanced Certificate Program for Studio Art. Stolbun’s work is a part of a larger search for his personal identity. The work focuses on varies areas of Stolbun’s self-identity. Most unique to this work is a response to being a third generation American Jew living and working in Berlin. For him Berlin and its history make it impossible for him not to be more aware of himself and his family’s history. Stolbun had his first solo show “Federated Adolescence” earlier this year at War’Hous Visual Studios in Houston, Texas. In the fall he will be continuing his education in the studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland.

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Projects
Summer holydays 13 July - 26 August 2013

ZIN TAYLOR – new edition released by MOUSSE


Living systems, narrative haze (a sequence of palm trees obscured by the fog)
6 duotone prints, 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.69 x 16.54 in
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered

Paper: Fedrigoni Sirio White/White 280 g/m2

€ 300

For more information, please contact
info@supporticolopez.com

Projects
27 June 2012

E IL TOPO REBIRTH

Performance launch of E Il Topo Magazine at Supportico Lopez, Berlin

On the 12th issue, and against the archaeological tendencies that led to the research of ultimate sense in sad fossils, E IL TOPO decided, de motu propio, to summon personalities of the art world who passed away during the lapse of time in which the magazine vanished.

Introduced by a series of performances, readings and secret activities, the new publication, a fragile and living organism itself, will be presented in Berlin at Supportico Lopez  with a performance by Steve Piccolo & Gak Sato, Martin Gimenez and E Il Topo, directed by Gabriele Di Matteo and centered on the figure of the late American artist Sibyl Cohen.

The launch of this new issue, a true séance, will brig to ephemeral existence those in the portraits that are no more, blurring with sharp images the concept of life.

Director: Armando della Vittoria

Editorial Staff: Mattia Barbieri, Gabriele Di Matteo, Francesco Fossati, Giovanna Francesconi, Martín Giménez, Francesco Locatelli, Frederic Liver, Y Liver, Monica Mazzone, Luca Pozzi, Franco Silvesto.

Projects
23 June 2012

YOUCANGOYOUROWNWAY


M.E/GFS

Projects
NEW YORK 8 - 11 MARCH 2012

INDEPENDENT

Supportico Lopez was at Independent NewYork with works by J. Parker Valentine, Michael Dean, Henri Chopin and Jan Peter Hammer.

Independent 2012

Projects
23 June - 23 July 2011 From tuesday to friday 15.00 - 19.00

CARMELO BENE

“Nostra signora dei turchi” (1968). Film screening OmeU.

We are born with a contraction and we die with a sneer”

Carmelo Pompilio Realino Bene was born among the saints of the southern-most point of the South of Italy in 1937.

His birth was registered on 3 September 1937 by his father Umberto Bene, but in reality it appears he was born on 1 September of the same year.

Bene was born at home by a midwife.

With a tomb already ready for him in Otranto, but with the firm intention of celebrating his own funeral alive, Carmelo Bene was a man who wrote his own destiny.

It was perhaps scrolling through the Piarist and Jesuit liturgies and rituals of his life whilst awaiting his stage debut that Carmelo Bene developed his revolutionary approach to theatre, an approach based on ‘suspension of the tragic’ and a refusal to be part of history.

Like Pinocchio, Carmelo Bene refused to grow up, lost his way and eventually freed himself of all (even personal) constraints. Having abandoned the Baroque architecture of Lecce for Rome, he enrolled in both the University Faculty of Law and the Sharoff School of Acting before joining the Silvio D’Amico Academy of Dramatic Art. Yet, together with his (jealous) tape recorder, he had already commenced private experiments with the polyphony of his own voice. Carmelo Bene debuted on stage in Camus’ Caligula in 1959, a year which was also to prove formidable for film (Truffaut, Godard, Hiroshima mon amour, the French nouvelle vague, etc.).

After his debut in Caligula in 1959, Carmelo Bene partecipated in a whole series of legendary shows including the first ever concert-show dedicated to Majakovsky (with live music by Bussotti), Lo strano caso del Dottor Jekyll a del Signor Hyde. In 1961 he collaborated with the painter Venditelli on Gregorio: cabaret dall’800 (1961) and created another theatrical legend with Pinocchio. His Cristo 63, caused Teatro Laboratorio, the theatre in which Bene and his company performed, to close forever when John the Apostle urinated on the Ambassador of Argentina and his wife during the opening night.

By the end of the 1960s, Bene’s Divino Amore theatre was the only Italian underground Theatrical movement in existence and Carmelo bene had become a phenomenon of alternative theatre. Yet Divino Amore was a brief experience which lasted only 6 months. The time had come to move into film.

In 1966 Beat 72 was inaugurated with a second version of Our Lady of the Turks. After which followed Hamlet and Salvatore Giuliano and a trip to Morocco to shoot Pier paolo Pasolini’s Oedipus Rex. Il Rosa e il Nero “is still the most important life-performance in the history of theatre, not only for its incredible innovation but also for the autobiographical-aesthetical prophecy (life-performance) it contained, a hint of the future which perhaps exceeded everything which regarded me after that.” Following Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Morocco, in 1967 Carmelo Bene took over a semi-abandoned theatre in Vicolo del Divino Amore, Teatro Carmelo Bene, in which he organized the last workshops to be held before embarking on his film career and the great theatre of the 1970s and 1980s.

Having already staged Shakespeare (Hamlet), Marlowe (Edward II) and Wilde (Salomè), between 1966 and 1967 Carmelo Bene staged Faust, a new version of Pinocchio, Il Rosa e il Nero, Monk Lewis and Our Lady of the Turks with Lydia Mancinelli, while in 1968 he reworked the anonymous Elizabethan Arden of Feversham together with Siniscalchi.

With his films came great international success. Although his film career lasted just a few years (from 1967 to 1973), it included such dazzling films as Hermitage, Our lady of the Turks, Capricci, Don Giovanni, Salomè and One Hamlet Less. In the 1970s, he won a vast following and great success with Sem Benelli’s superb La cena delle beffe (1974), Shakespeare’s Rome and Juliet (1976), S.A.D.E. (1977) and Byron’s Manfred (1979).

Carmelo Bene spent the last twenty years of his life experimenting with the voice, pushing actors to overcome new never previously imaginable bounds and placing him at the forefront of the world’s contemporary arts scene. Although his directorship of the Theatre Biennal in 1968 resulted in failure, he nevertheless produced some memorable works: recitals of Majakovsky, Leopardi and Dino Campana’s Can.ti orfici. Another testimonial to his inexhaustible creativity was the Hamlet Suite staged in 1994 in which he embellished Laforgue’s text with his own original music, extraordinary effects and heart-rending lyricism. It was a definitive performance, a milestone in Italian theatre. In 1995 Carmelo Bene returned to limelight and the bookshops with the publication of his complete works by Bompiani, while in 2000 he published the poem “I mal de’ fiori”.

Carmelo Bene died in Rome in 2002, although he claimed he had never ever been there.

Projects
Thursday 18 November 2010, 7 - 11 pm

Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 1

One-night exhibition
by Lisa Holzer and Chiara Minchio
with Christian Egger & Martin Guttmann, David Jourdan

http://lisaholzer.net/Yes

Projects
11 SEPTEMBER - 18 SEPTEMBER 2010

CORRECT ME IF I’M CRITICAL

correct me


Nilbar Güreş & Nathalie Djurberg
curated by Adnan Yıldız
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Projects
NOVEMBER 20, 2009

SAYDANCE LIVE PERFORMANCE

FRANZISKA LANTZ aka SAYDANCE

live set performance starts at 22.00 More »

Projects
NOVEMBER 18-19, 2009

FILMEN #2

A two days screening at Supportico Lopez More »

Projects
NYC JUNE 24-28, 2009

X-INITIATIVE NEW YORK

NOSOUK

Opening Reception: June 23, 6-9 pm with a performance by Martin Soto Climent.
Opening time: June 24 – 28, 2009, 1-9 pm
www.x-initiative.org More »

Projects
JULY 8, 2009

SCREENING AT E-FLUX BERLIN

e-flux video rental is pleased to present a screening put together by Supportico Lopez

Luke Fowler/Kosten Koper  Susanne Burner  Emily Wardill

Luke Fowler/Kosten Koper “The way out, portrait of Xentos Jones” (2003), DV, 32’

Fowler creates fractured bricolages of found images, half-inched slogans or hand-drawn symbols, making a composite that eludes conventional narratives to create intuitively woven pieces reverberant with the vitality of their subject. ‘The Way Out,’ is a psychedelic, exuberant miasma depicting the flamboyance, bloody-mindedness and idiosyncrasies of its subject, Xentos Jones, the charismatic, eccentric lead-singer of punk band the Homosexuals. ‘The Way Out’ is a claustrophobic, unflinching portrait of a fascinating character, a free musician, an anarchist composer, a poet, a filmmaker. More »