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RHE:
JAN DIBBETS  
HELEN MIRRA  
FIONA TAN  
RICHARD WENTWORTH

 

8 - 30 JANUARY 2021

PETER FREEMAN, INC.
140 GRAND STREET
NEW YORK


IN COLLABORATION WITH 
GALLERIES CURATE

 

PETER FREEMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH HELEN MIRRA, FIONA TAN, AND RICHARD WENTWORTH
30 JANUARY 2021, 11 AM

CLICK HERE TO STREAM A RECORDING OF THE CONVERSATION 
 

Peter Freeman, Inc., is pleased to announce our participation in GALLERIES CURATE with a group exhibition on view in New York and online from 8 to 30 January 2021, including works by gallery artists, Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan and Richard Wentworth.  

GALLERIES CURATE is a collaboration among galleries from all over the world, conceived during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, that will present series of unique exhibitions and programs, each revolving around a common theme. RHE, (from Greek for 'that which flows') is the first chapter of this collaboration, organized around a universal subject: water. Like culture, water is never static but always in flux. 

Here works by Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan and Richard Wentworth evoke themes of human presence, its erasure, and history. Besides a few exceptions, humans are the subject of the image, even when absent from it. And while the artists employ various mediums throughout their individual, diverse practices, the majority of the artworks on view share use of the medium of photography and either depict water or refer to it through textual or other visual references like color.

On this occasion, in addition to the gallery exhibition, Fiona Tan’s 2009 installation, Rise and Fall, commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery and seen in her solo exhibition Disorient at the 2009 Venice Biennale in which the artist represented the Netherlands, will be exceptionally available to view in its entirety online through 30 January 2021, through both the gallery’s and GALLERIES CURATES's websites.

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JAN DIBBETS

Dibbets

 

 

JAN DIBBETS

 

born 1941 in Weert
lives and works in Amsterdam

with captions and provenance



JAN DIBBETS


Flood-Tide
1969
ten gelatin silver prints
each: 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  (40 x 40 cm)
overall: 15 3/4 x 166 3/8 inches
  (40 x 422.5 cm)


Provenance: 
the artist


Exhibited: 
Gegenverkehr - Zentrum für aktuelle Kunst, Aachen. Jan Dibbets (13 March - 4 April 1970).
Catalogue unpaginated, illustrated in color.

Dutch Pavilion, 36th Venice Biennale, Venice (11 June – 1 October 1972). Catalogue.

Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, Italy. Jan Dibbets. Un'altra fotografia
(8 April – 29 June 2014). Catalogue, illustrated black and white, p. 102.

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. RHE: Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan, Richard Wentworth
(8 – 30 January 2021) 


Literature:
Verhagen, Erik. Jan Dibbets. The Photographic Work (Leuven: Leuven UP, 2014)


This work relates to Tide, 1969
in the collection of The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.


Jan Dibbets Archive no. 69-36A

Dibbets-sketch
intro image
Flood Tide - image 1
Dibbets- title screen
Dibbets sketch
Dibbets - sketch 2
Dibbets Smithsonian

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Based in Amsterdam, Jan Dibbets—a pioneering figure of conceptual art since the 1960s—was among the first artists to challenge the ease of the camera’s status as a documentary tool. He continues to navigate a relationship between the conceptual and the pictorial through the medium of photography, creating images that are abstractions of reality. By using simple photographic processes and subtle variations, by changing the position of the camera or the quality of natural light from image to image—as in Flood Tide (1969)—Dibbets establishes a unique register of perception, the subject of which is only a pretext for the transformation that occurs.  

Dibbets has presented his work in seminal exhibitions of conceptual art, including When Attitudes Become Form (Kunsthalle Bern, Bern; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, curated by Harald Szeeman, 1969); 557,087 (Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, curated by Lucy Lippard, 1969), and Earth Art (Andrew Dickinson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, curated by Willoughby Sharp, 1969). In 1972 he represented The Netherlands at the 36th Venice Biennale. Since then he has realized solo exhibitions at major international museums, including the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris (1976), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1980), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1982, 1986, and 2016), Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (1986), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1987), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1987), and Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit (1987). Recent solo exhibitions include: Horizons (Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, 2010), 3 x Jan Dibbets (Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium, 2011), and Jan Dibbets: Another Photography (Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, 2014). In 2016, Dibbets curated A History of Another Photography: PANDORA’S BOX at the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris.

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HELEN MIRRA

Mirra - portrait

 

 

HELEN MIRRA

 

born 1970 in Rochester, New York
lives and works in Muir Beach, California

 

Map of 19S, 18EW

 

HELEN MIRRA

 

Map of 19°S, 18°W
1998
typewriter printed ink on colored paper collaged on folded colored paper
27 1/2 x 39 inches
  (70 x 99 cm)
PF1099


Exhibited:
Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Nothing and Everything (7 September – 28 October 2006). In collaboration with Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (30 November 2006 – 27 January 2007)

Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal. Helen Mirra: Habitat de transição (7 June – 14 September 2014)

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Walking commas, 28 June, Cape Breton

 

HELEN MIRRA

 

Walking commas, 28 June, Cape Breton
2014
black and white photographs and text in seven framed parts
each: 10 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches
  (27 x 43.5 cm)
PF3285


Provenance:
the artist


Exhibited:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge. Hourly Directional (1 September – 17 October 2014)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Helen Mirra: Waulked, (11 September – 25 October 2014)

The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing (4 June – 10 September 2016)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. RHE: Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan, Richard Wentworth (8 – 30 January 2021)

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Slide-Show Thumbnails
Mirra source image

Helen Mirra’s work is often referred to as poetic, and indeed Mirra engages directly with poetic lyricism and metrics. For over two decades, she has imbued her works with complex reverberations of literature, history, and philosophy. Mirra abides by structural and conceptual logics of her own configuration, resulting in a sophisticated beauty created through simple means. 

Helen Mirra was born in Rochester, New York in 1970 and lives and works in Muir, California. Recent solo exhibitions include Nine Years of Slope-Walking (MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, MX, until April 2021); la malplena ĉambro estas bela (Large Glass, London, 2020); Acts for placing woollen and linen (Cample Line, Thornhill, Scotland, 2020); Bones are spaces (Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, 2019); * (Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, 2018); Gehen, weben / Camminare, tesserae / Walking, weaving (Kunst Meran / Merano Arte, Italy, 2017); 12th Havana Biennial (2015); Habitat de transição (Culturgest, Lisbon, 2014), and gehend (Field Recordings 1-3), held at three venues: Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and Bonner Kunstverein (2011–2012). Mirra was the artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (2013) and MacDowell (2013), and has been awarded many grants and fellowships, including the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Kunstlerprogramm), Berlin; IASPIS (International Artists Studio Program in Sweden), Stockholm, and Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue.

As a part of GALLERIES CURATE: RHE, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe will present a solo exhibition of Mirra's works, entitled Gletscherbachfloß (Glacial-river-raft). 

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FIONA TAN

Fiona Tan - header

 

FIONA TAN

 

born 1966 in Pekan Baru, Indonesia
lives and works in Amsterdam 

Tan - production image
Rise and Fall - install

Video-Show

 

 

FIONA TAN

 

Rise and Fall
2009
HD installation, color, stereo
2 HD-cam safety masters, 2 HD projectors, 2 computers, sync software, surround amplifier, surround speakers, 2 rear projection screens
film loop: 22 minutes
Edition 4 of 4 + 4 AP

 

Exhibited: 

Dutch Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice. Disorient (7 June – 22 November 2009).
Catalogue, illustrated in color, p. 38-49.

 

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall (30 January – 18 April 2010).
Travelled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (8 May – 6 September 2010); Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of Asian Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (23 September 2010 – 16 January 2011); Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal (24 February – 2 April 2011). Catalogue, illustrated in color, p. 2-16 [production stills] ; p. 22-24 [installation views] ; p. 26-37 [stills] ; p. 38-39 [installation views].

 

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia. Expanded Cinema (13 June – 3 July 2011)

 

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan. Rise and Fall and New Works (10 September – 15 October 2011)

 

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Portraits in Time (29 June – 14 October 2013)

 

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. Fiona Tan – Ellipsis
(3 August – 10 November 2013). Catalogue, illustrated in color, p. 18-35.

 

The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan. Fiona Tan: Terminology (20 December 2014 – 22 March 2015). Catalogue, illustrated in color, p. 26, 124, 134, 152, 158 [stills].

 

Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. Geografie der Zeit / Geography of Time (17 September 2016 – 15 January 2017). Catalogue [not illustrated].

 

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. RHE: Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan, Richard Wentworth (8 – 30 January 2021)

 

Rise and Fall - stil 1
Rise and Fall - stil 2
Rise and Fall - stil 3
Rise and Fall - stil 4
Rise and Rall - stil 5
Rise and Fall - install 1
Rise and Fall - install 2
Rise and Fall - install 3
production shot
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Sketch for Rise and Fall

 

FIONA TAN

 

Sketch for Rise and Fall
2008
ink and pencil on paper
17 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches
  (43.4 x 28 cm)
PF5967

Sketch for Rise and Fall - PF5963

 

FIONA TAN

 

Sketch for Rise and Fall
2008
ink and pencil on paper
11 x 8 5/8 inches
  (28 x 21.7 cm)
PF5966

 

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West Pier IV

 

FIONA TAN

 

West Pier IV
2006
color photograph
23 1/4 x 31 1/8 inches
  (59.1 x 79.1 cm)
Edition 4 of 6
PF2017


Provenance: 
the artist


Exhibited:
Frith Street Gallery, London. Fiona Tan: Short Voyages (14 September – 27 October 2006)

Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden. Fiona Tan: Time and Again (24 November 2007 – 27 January 2008)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall (30 January – 18 April 2010). Travelled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (8 May – 6 September 2010); Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, National Museum of Asian Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (23 September 2010 – 16 January 2011). Catalogue [not illustrated].

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands. Fiona Tan: Disorient and other works (27 March – 20 June 2010)

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain. Fiona Tan: Point of Departure (22 March – 22 July 2012). Travelled to Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Spain (30 October 2012 – 13 January 2013); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany (7 July – 30 September 2013).

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan. Fiona Tan: Photographic Works (30 May – 5 July 2014)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. RHE: Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan, Richard Wentworth
(8 – 30 January 2021) [edition 4 of 6]

West Pier I

 

FIONA TAN

 

West Pier I
2006
black and white photograph printed on Baryta paper
23 1/4 x 31 1/8 inches
  (59.1 x 79.1 cm)
Edition 4 of 6
PF2014

 

West Pier II

 

FIONA TAN

 

West Pier II
2006
black and white photograph printed on Baryta paper
23 1/4 x 31 1/8 inches
  (59.1 x 79.1 cm)
Edition 4 of 6
PF2015

 

West Pier III

 

FIONA TAN

 

West Pier III
2006
color photograph
23 1/4 x 31 1/8 inches
  (59.1 x 79.1 cm)
Edition 4 of 6
PF2016

 

West Pier install
West Pier V


FIONA TAN

 

West Pier V
2006
color photograph
23 1/4 x 31 1/8 inches
  (59.1 x 79.1 cm)
Edition 4 of 6
PF2018

 

Fiona Tan has attracted international recognition for her film and video projects since the late 1990s. Oscillating between documentation and fiction, biography and imagination, Tan’s work is informed by her acknowledgment of the camera as an agent provocateur, rather than an instrument for recording reality. Deeply embedded in all of Tan’s work is her fascination with the deceptive nature of representation and the play of memory across time and space. 

Tan has recently exhibited at Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2019); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2019); MACS Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2019); De Pont Museum, The Netherlands (2017); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2017); MMK, Frankfurt (2016), Mudam, Luxembourg (2016); Guggenheim, Bilbao (2016); Izu Photo Museum, Japan (2016); The Baltic, United Kingdom (2015); Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (2015); Philadelphia Museum of Art (2013), and MAXXI, Rome (2013). In New York, her work has been included in group shows and film screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, International Center of Photography (ICP), and Film Forum. Tan represented The Netherlands at the 53rd Venice Biennale with her solo presentation, Disorient (2009). Her work is a part of many major museum collections, including Tate, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; New Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others.  

Mit der anderen Hand / With the other Hand, concurrently on view at two venues, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, is the artist’s first comprehensive mid-career retrospective. It includes her latest work, Gray Glass (2020), commissioned by the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and filmed on the Hoher Sonnblick peak and glaciers and inside the ice caves of the Eisriesenwelt at Werfen, both in Austria. 

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RICHARD WENTWORTH

Wentworth portrait



RICHARD WENTWORTH 

born 1947
lives and works in London

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Various Truths

 

RICHARD WENTWORTH
 

Various Truths
2017
glass pitcher, book, and hook
48 x 9 x 8 inches
  (121.9 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm)
PF4775


Provenance:
the artist


Exhibited:
Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Richard Wentworth: Now and Then (7 November – 22 December 2017)

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. RHE: Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan, Richard Wentworth (8 – 30 January 2021)

Various Truths 2
Various Truth-install
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Motes-install



RICHARD WENTWORTH

 

motes to self
2006-2014
450 photographs (editions 1 of 2), nails, plywood, wooden trestles, glass, stainless steel c-clamps, timed electric bell, steel
installation dimensions variable
each photograph: Edition 1 of 2


Exhibited:
Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Richard Wentworth: motes to self (17 April – 31 May 2014) [281 photographs installed]

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Summer Reading: Francis Alÿs, Massimo Bartolini, Jimmie Durham, Fernanda Gomes (4 June – 24 July 2015), curated by Richard Wentworth [12 photographs installed]

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. RHE: Jan Dibbets, Helen Mirra, Fiona Tan, Richard Wentworth (8 – 30 January 2021)


Literature:
Wentworth, Richard. Richard Wentworth: Making Do and Getting By (London / New York: Koenig Books / Lisson Gallery / Peter Freeman, Inc., 2015)

Motes-install 2
Wentworth-motes 1
Wentworth-motes 2

 

RICHARD WENTWORTH

 

motes to self
2006-2014
450 photographs (4 photographs displayed)
installation dimensions variable
each photograph: Edition 1 of 2

Wentworth-motes 3
Wentworth-motes 4

Richard Wentworth is widely recognized for his sculptural repositioning of ordinary objects and for his abilities as a keen observer and chronicler of daily life. His photographs capture the provisional ways in which people modify the world they inhabit.

Richard Wentworth was born in 1947 and lives and works in London. He attended Royal College of Art, London from 1966–70 and taught at Goldsmiths, University of London from 1971–87. In 2002 he became Master of Drawing at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University and in 2009 was appointed Professor and Head of RCA's Sculpture Department. Wentworth has presented solo exhibitions at Hayward Gallery, London (2015), Whitechapel Gallery (2010), and Serpentine Gallery (1993) and participated in the Havana Biennial (2015), Manchester International Fesitival (2013), Venice Biennale, (2003, 2009) and Istanbul Biennial (1995). His work is in the permanent collections of Tate, London; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo, CDMX, and Israel Museum, Jerusalem. In 2011, Wentworth was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to art.