Ursula Mayer

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Rare Earth
Boris Ondreička, Nadim Samman (Eds.)

Texts by Iain Ball, Erick Beltrán, Jane Bennett, Benjamin H. Bratton, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Erik Davis, John Durham Peters & Paul Feigelfeld, Mircea Eliade, Boris Groys, Marguerite Humeau, Timothy Morton & Emilija Skarnulyte, Boris Ondreička, The Otolith Group, Jussi Parikka, Matteo Pasquinelli, Nadim Samman, Charles Stankievech

Rare Earth is an attempt to define the spirit of an age. Exploring how today’s myths, identities, and cosmologies relate to current advances in technology—through reference to the material basis to our most developed weapons and tools; a class of seventeen rare earth elements from the periodic table—Rare Earth challenges the rhetoric of immateriality associated with our hypermodern condition.

Rare earth elements are the game-changing foundation of our most powerful innovations, are fundamental to contemporary accoutrements such as mobile phones, iPods and iPads, liquid crystal displays, LEDs, light bulbs, CDs and DVDs. Often described as conflict materials due to the limited number of easily accessible mines, they are also integral to weapon systems used for cyber-warfare, medical technologies (including MRI scanning equipment), hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and other green energy applications. Consequently, rare earth elements play an increasing role in global affairs and power inventions that facilitate our changing self-image—giving birth to today’s emergent myths and identities.

Rare Earth grounds our strange, seemingly weightless cultural moment. While we may design our technologies, these tools and weapons shape us in turn. It may seem that we dream the contemporary into existence, but perhaps rare earth elements are dreaming through us. After the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, this is the age of Rare Earth.

Copublished with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna on the occasion of the exhibition “Rare Earth,” February 19–May 31, 2015, with works by Iain Ball, Erick Beltrán, Julian Charriere, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Camille Henrot, Roger Hiorns, Marguerite Humeau, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Oliver Laric, Ursula Mayer, The Otolith Group, Katie Paterson, Charles Stankievech, Suzanne Treister, Ai Weiwei, Guan Xiao, Arseniy Zhilyaev

Design by David Rudnick and Raf Rennie

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Frieze d/e #11
September/October 2013

Frieze d/e #11 features:

This is Hardcore: On the occasion of her forthcoming retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Dominic Eichler unravels Isa Genzken’s work and persona by Dominic Eichler

Kandinsky’s Bauhaus: While teaching at the Bauhaus, Wassily Kandinsky deepened his theory of art as a visual rhetoric conveying specific emotions – ideas that would later influence the design of prison cells in Spain by Boris Groys

Variations on a Theme: Gallerist, collector, curator and director René Block talks to artist Maria Eichhorn about ambition in art, the unexplored diversity of Fluxus and the importance of music in a career spanning 50 years by Maria Eichhorn

Still Moving: In her collages, photographs, artist books and paintings, Özlem Altin explores the body at rest and the inanimate in action by Sara Stern

Roman Schramm: The show of showing by Kolja Reichert

Natalie Czech: Filling in the Blanks by Christy Lange

Kaspar Müller: Picture a hat… by Aoife Rosenmeyer

plus:
Why have art collaborations become so annoying? by Jan Kedves

Helga Wretman’s Fitness for Artists TV revives the surprisingly long history of art and exercise by Jörg Scheller

The quasi-documentaries of Viennese filmmakers Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel by Bert Rebhandl

Artist Tobias Madison presents his selection of favourite publications by Tobias Madison

Ulf Poschardt’s love letter to the Porsche 911 by Thomas Hübener

Biennale di Venezia by Kirsty Bell

Biennale di Venezia by Dominikus Müller

Door Between Either And Or – Part 1 – Kunstverein München by Pablo Larios

Some End of Things – Museum für Gegenwartskunst by Laura McLean-Ferris

Her Story(s) – Bonner Kunstverein by Elvia Wilk

Henri Chopin, Guy de Cointet & Channa Horwitz – Kunsthalle Düsseldorf by Noemi Smolik

Shows On Show – How are historic exhibitions re-exhibited? by Jörg Heiser

Urs Fischer, Sanya Kantarovsky, Ursula Mayer, Keichii Tanaami, and much more…..

 

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