Townhouse Gallery - Cairo, Egypt - May 21, 7 pm
Tom Bogaert is holding a constructivist-style performative artist talk about the current state of his ongoing project ‘Sun Ra in Egypt’ at Townhouse Gallery in Cairo. The artist will be discussing the provisional outcome of his research alongside live experiments during his performance.
‘Sun Ra in Egypt’ is a research-based project that examines Sun Ra’s personal mythology of Cosmic Philosophies, Black Nationalism, Freemasonry and various other spiritual belief systems many of which were derived from ancient Egypt.
The project consists of a series of exploratory works with public outcomes illustrating stages of work-in-progress. The resulting work will take the form of performances, live jazz concerts, a publication and an exhibition in Cairo in 2014.
In line with how Sun Ra crafted his otherworldly universe, the project will maintain an independent approach of low-production and self-production. A first round of exploratory meetings and research took place in Cairo in January 2013 – specifically focused on Sun Ra’s performances in Egypt in 1971, 1983 and 1984.
‘Empire state-building’ is included in a group exhibition Utopiart27 curated by ART27 in ‘Cultural Center de Werft’ in Geel, Belgium.
February 1 to March 10, 2013
‘Empire state-building’ is an ongoing artist project dedicated to the idea of upside-downness in the arts, politics and beyond. The work is built up around a paper Tom Bogaert wrote for New York University in 2008 “From Empire state-building to Solid state-building / What types of lessons has the international community learned from past operations that can be applied to future state-building operations?”
Ibraaz is very pleased to host an exclusive project by Tom Bogaert to coincide with our interview with the artist. Drawing on sounds from cities in countries as diverse as Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria, Bogaert’s eclectic ear picks up on a ‘prog-rock’ version of Jerusalem recorded by Emerson, Lake and Palmer in 1974, an old film reel announcing the crashing of a plane into the Empire State Building on the 28th of July, 1945, the Song for Lenin from the CD ‘Best of Communism, a selection of revolutionary songs’, the sound of an afternoon in Amman featuring, among other things, a truck blowing its horn and an airplane and helicopter flying overhead, and a recording of Bogaert fixing broken glass curb markers in Beirut by placing exact copies of the markers, but now made out of ice, in the gaps created by the missing lenses.
opening reception: Thursday June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
June 28 to August 31, 2012
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
al Hoash Gallery | 7 Zahra street | Jerusalem
Al Hoash Gallery is pleased to present Tom Bogaert’s first solo show in Jerusalem. The works featured in the exhibition are linked together through Bogaert’s larger ongoing project ‘Impression, proche orient’ (IPO), an art project referencing issues relevant to the contemporary Near East society including the changes, politics, artistic identity and the new Arabs. The exhibition at al Hoash networks the region as a whole and will include works from IPO in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.
A companion to the exhibition is available for download in the PRESS section of this website.
With the support of the Flemish authorities.
June 09 - June 29, 2012 - Brooklyn, NY
NURTUREart is pleased to present Juxtacombo, an exhibition curated by Project:Curate! and Christina Vassallo featuring artists Tom Bogaert, Kate Donnelly, Cary Horton, Bridget Parris, Elisa Pritzker, Steve Rossi, Cindy Stelmackowich and Anna T.
Juxtacombo explores the humor, horror and abstractions that result from unusual pairings, as well as the potential for unintended interpretations. The meaning of many of the selected works change depending on the viewer’s cultural context. The eight artists included in the exhibition challenge perceptions and examine the assumptions that are an intrinsic part of our consciousness.
Opening Reception: Saturday June 9, 7-9PM
Hours: 12 pm to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday
NURTUREart Gallery, 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn NY
Copenhagen, Denmark 24 February – 6 May, 2012
Some argue that there is no need to evacuate the West Bank settlements and indeed no need to create a state for the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories because a Palestinian state already exists in neighboring Jordan.
The proposal by which West Bank Palestinians simply have to come to Jordan for all their problems to be solved is called the ’Jordan option.’ Arab leaders jokingly call it the ‘Jordan cucumber’ because the Arabic word ‘khiyar’ translates as both ‘option’ and ‘cucumber.’
The rotting cucumbers reflect the status of the ‘Jordan option’ as a political possibility.
Press preview: 23 February, 2-3pm
Vernissage: 23 February, 7-10pm
Tuesday to Sunday 11am-5pm, Wednesday 11am-8pm.
1051 Copenhagen K
17 November 2011 to 1 March 2012
Birzeit University Museum, Nablus Municipality and ArtSchool Palestine are pleased to invite you to the 3rd Cities Exhibition.
curated by Vera Tamari and Yazid Anani
artistic interventions in the old city of Nablus by Sliman Mansour, Emily Jacir, Nabil Anani, Samira Badran, Nasser Soumi, Angelika Boeck, Juan Delgado, Tom Bogaert, Bashar Hroub, Inass Yassin, Patrizio Esposito, Sahar Qawasmi, Iyad Issan and Beatrice Catanzaro.
NABLUS: Exhibition sites open daily until 17 November, 2011 – from noon to 4:00pm. Info and tour map available at the Clock Tower in the old city of Nablus.
BIRZEIT: Opening on 10 December 2011 at the Birzeit University Museum. The exhibition will run through 1 March 2012.
For more info please contact: email@example.com – tel: 02-2982976
from 1 November through 20 November 2011
Tom Bogaert will have work included in a group exhibition “Great Expectations” curated by ART27 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
hours: from Wednesday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm.
closing reception: Sunday 20 November, 4pm.
contact: Gerlinde Gilissen, firstname.lastname@example.org
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL READING IS TO SOME EXTENT UNAVOIDABLE
C-type print bonded to plexiglass, mounted on light box. Presented in an abandoned police station.
30 × 40 inches
from 7 September through 21 September 2011
Zico House is proud to present the 4th chapter of an Accidental Orientalist’s travels through the Middle East: ‘CRACKED’
hours: daily from 10am to 5pm or on appointment
contact: +961 766 781 35 | email@example.com
opening reception: Wednesday 7 September – 7pm
artist talk: Friday 9 September – 7pm
174 Spears Street | Sanayeh
The three main works featured in the solo show are ‘pavement popsicles’, ‘cracked windshields’ and a ‘mausoleum’ which are linked together through Bogaert’s larger ongoing project ‘Impression, proche orient’. Drawing on his experience as a European living and working in the East, it is the artist’s intention to interpret understandings of the region – or lack thereof – from the inside out. As an outsider with the privilege of being given access to the inside, the aim is to use irony, gesture and narratives from the region by means of artistic production.
In July 2011, Tom Bogaert was
the artist-in-residence at Zico House in Beirut, Lebanon.
The residency was a personal, tropical, historical, and intellectual investigation combining art and non-art, the high and the low, and indeed the mundane with the extraordinary.
Tom Bogaert will have work included in a group exhibition “Idols & Heroes” curated by Asile at the Studio in Amman, Jordan.
Please join us for the opening this Saturday 18 June at 7pm.
Bogaert will present ‘K is for Kompressor’ (KfK), a filmed Hollywood-style sign featuring the letter ‘k’ of the Mercedes-Benz ‘kompressor’ logo. In this piece the artist further explores intersections between enlightened absolutism and badges used by Mercedes-Benz for their supercharged engines.
KfK is new work and consists of a large welded galvanized steel letter ‘k’ and a short film. Documentation of the preparatory process that led to the materialization of the KfK project will form an integral part of the exhibition and act as a narrative voice-over.