Arndt Art Agency
2018 AU STATION
Vault Magazine, Au: Presented by Arndt Art Agency, Issue 23 August/October 2018
Concrete Playground, Au - An exhibition dedicated to one of earth's most precious metals, 3 August 2018
Art Almanac, Au: Arndt Art Agency, 6 August 2018
Installation view, "Au", STATION Gallery Melbourne, presented by A3
Art Monthly Australia, Notes from the field - Contemporary bling, Issue 309, p.14, August 2018 © Art Monthly Australia Aug 2018
As part of the official program of Melbourne Art Week, Arndt Art Agency is delighted to present AU, a group show of leading contemporary artists from Europe, Asia and Australia.
Curated by Australian Director, Luisa Bosci, Au, focuses on the materiality of gold, while also exploring its layered associations. Gold is strongly connected to ideas of currency, value systems, and wealth, but is also underpinned by notions of alchemy, divinity and avarice. Assembling both existing and newly commissioned works by 15 Australian and international artists, Au will present Melbourne audiences with some of the leading contemporary art practitioners as they delve into all things auriferous in nature.
AU will be exhibited at STATION, Melbourne as the first part of an exchange with Arndt Art Agency Berlin. STATION will be exhibiting a curated exhibition of gallery artists at Arndt Art Agency in Berlin on Fasanenstrasse, 28 - one of the oldest art precincts in Berlin - during the internationally celebrated Gallery Weekend Berlin in May 2019.
Luisa Bosci is the Director of the Michael Buxton Collection, one of the most significant collections of Australian Contemporary Art. Her role encompasses both curatorial work, as well as the recent delivery of Buxton Contemporary, a new purpose-built museum to house the Michael Buxton Collection through a philanthropic donation in excess of $30 million. Bosci was also Director of SPRING1883, a hotel-based, boutique art fair from its inauguration in 2014 to 2016. She has a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and is part of the Buxton Contemporary Committee of Management. Recent exhibitions include ‘Hiding in Plain Sight – A Selection of Works from the Michael Buxton Collection’, Bendigo Art Gallery, 18 July– 27 September 2015 and ‘History Problem’, The Australian Club, 1 February – 29 April 2016.
Arndt Art Agency (A3)
Au will be the fourth group exhibition of international contemporary art by international art expert, Matthias Arndt in Australia. The presentation follows the successes of the Migration series group exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne in 2012 that showcased museum quality works by European and North American contemporary masters to Australian audiences. Arndt Art Agency based in Berlin, Germany, works across a broad range of curated exhibitions in collaboration with international museums, galleries, private collections and artists. A3 also provides private and institutional advisory worldwide in addition to the management of a select group of artists.
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28 JULY – 11 AUGUST 2018
OPENING: SATURDAY 28th JULY 2018, 5 – 7 PM
STATION GALLERY, MELBOURNE 9 ELLIS ST, SOUTH YARRA
PRESENTED BY ARNDT ART AGENCY
Khadim Ali (Australia)
Daniel Boyd (Australia)
Marina Cruz (Philippines)
Mikala Dwyer (Australia)
Uji “Hahan” Handoko Eko Saputro (Indonesia)
Jeppe Hein (Denmark)
Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland)
Alicja Kwade (Germany)
Danie Mellor (Australia)
Julian Rosefeldt (Germany)
Gareth Sansom (Australia)
Nedko Solakov (Bulgaria)
Rodel Tapaya (Philippines)
Danh Vo (Vietnam)
Jorinde Voigt (Germany)
ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST, FROM 6 PM
Alicja Kwade in conversation with Dr. Simon Maidment (Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria) and Dr. Simone Slee (VCA Art Research Convenor, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne), with opening remarks by Matthias Arndt (Founder, Arndt Art Agency (A3))
Venue: Clemenger Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (Entry via the Education entrance)
Free event, bookings essential via the NGV website.
Organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria and the Victoria College of the Arts.