Migration, 2012, Installationview with Nick Cave and  George Condo; Photo: Gerard Wood Migration, 2012, Installationview with Nick Cave and George Condo; Photo: Gerard Wood
Migration, Installationview, 2012 with Natee Utarit and Jianguo Sui; Photo: Gerard Wood Migration, Installationview, 2012 with Natee Utarit and Jianguo Sui; Photo: Gerard Wood
Migration, 2012, Installationview with Thomas Hirschhorn; Photo: Gerard Wood Migration, 2012, Installationview with Thomas Hirschhorn; Photo: Gerard Wood
Migration, 2012, Opening; Photo: Gerard Wood Migration, 2012, Opening; Photo: Gerard Wood
Migration, 2012, Installationview with Matthias Arndt between Neo Rauch, Georg Baselitz, Nick Cave, George Condo an Geraldine Javier; Photo: Gerard Wood   Migration, 2012, Installationview with Matthias Arndt between Neo Rauch, Georg Baselitz, Nick Cave, George Condo an Geraldine Javier; Photo: Gerard Wood

MIGRATION
First International Pop Up Show by ARNDT
opening in Sydney March 26th
March 27th to July 10th 2012

Please click here to watch a video of the "Migration" pop-up show in Sydney.
Please click here to see a list of exhibited works.

Migration, a major pop-up art show by Arndt launches in Sydney

In what will be one of the most exciting visual art developments in Sydney this year, Berlin gallerist, Matthias Arndt will launch his first pop-up art show.
Migration, will showcase museum quality works from many European and North American contemporary masters, such as Gilbert and George, Sophie Calle, Thomas Hirschhorn, Joseph Beuys and Bill Viola, as well as featuring some of the Asia Pacific region’s most exciting established and emerging artist.
Matthias Arndt said today, “The pop-up concept gives me the opportunity of bringing together a group of celebrated international artists in this vibrant art landscape in the Southern Hemisphere and forms a major part of my new initiative of working in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.”
Arndt’s strategy is to bring exciting emerging and major established international and Asian art to Australia and in turn, show Asian Art in Europe at the Arndt Gallery in Berlin. With 25 years experience as an art expert and dealer in Europe, Matthias can now use his expertise in China, the booming South East Asian Market and Australia.
Migration will be produced by Matthias Arndt and his wife, Tiffany Wood, who has 20 years experience in the art world with Sotheby’s in London and New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery New York and Phillips de Pury & Company New York, London and Berlin.
Matthias Arndt, pioneered contemporary art in Berlin, New York, Zurich and Beijing, opening his first gallery in Berlin in 1994. He was the first West German to open a contemporary art gallery in East Berlin. “Berlin has established itself as one of the exiting art centers in the past decade, but the Asian region is fast becoming the power house of contemporary art,” he said.
Matthais Arndt sees the concept of the pop-up art show as a logical evolution of conventional gallery spaces.
“Galleries need to find a new way of doing things. The art market is now global and no single conventional gallery can represent artists successfully. I am not interested in building another permanent white cube art gallery. What does excite me is creating a new and unconventional platform in which to introduce international art of this quality to the Australian market. As I did in Berlin two decades ago,” he said.
Migration will feature work from 33 artists (full list below) and will be a selling show with works priced from $6000, to $500,000.
Migration will open parallel to the re-opening of the new Mordant Wing of the MCA at the end of March 2012, in a transformed office building within walking distance from the MCA. The architectural concept for the space is provided by CHOI ROPIHA FIGHERA.

Migration unites works of recognised artists from China, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, South America, Africa and the Middle East. They are either emerging artists in their national scenes or already established and at the same time stars in the international art world through the Biennales, Museum-Retrospectives and the major art fairs.
There are plans for further pop-up shows throughout the regions together with focussed artist projects.
 

Location: - CASSydney, 9 Jenkins Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Open times: - March 27 to 31 - 10am to 6pm
April/May/June: Thursday, Friday and Saturday only - 11am to 5pm
(and by appointment - please contact Tiffany Wood on her mobile +61 044 777 5530 or per e-mail: tw2105 at googlemail dot com)
Closing: - July 10

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Georg Baselitz
Joseph Beuys
Sophie Calle
Nick Cave
Joe Coleman
William Cordova
George Condo
Isa Genzken
Gilbert and George
FX Harsono
Anton Henning
Thomas Hirschhorn
Geraldine Javier
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Jitish Kallat
Rafael Lozano Hemmer
Robert Mapplethorpe
Vik Muniz
Eko Nugroho
Navil Ranwanchaikul
Neo Rauch
Julian Rosefeldt
Charles Sandison
Thomas Scheibitz
Nedko Solakov 
Sui Jianguo
Agus Suwage
Christine Ay Tjoe
Natee Utarit
Bill Viola
Franz West
Entang Wiharso
Liu Xiaodong
Yang Jiechang
Qiu Zhi Jie
Zhu Jinshi
Thomas Zipp

ARNDT Statement:

Following, The Ephemeral, a curated group show held in the Berlin gallery, Migration is the first major pop-up-show to be held in Sydney, Australia by ARNDT. As part of the new initiative of working in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region, Matthias Arndt has brought together a group of celebrated international artists to this vibrant art landscape in the Southern Hemisphere.
Migration will open parallel to the re-opening of the new building of the MCA at the end of March 2012, in a transformed office building within walking distance from the MCA and world famous Sydney Harbour.
Migration is a significant part of Matthias Arndt’s strategy to bring exciting emerging and major established international and Asian art to Australia and in turn, showing Asian Art in Europe to feature in the Berlin Gallery programme. With 25 years experience as an art expert and dealer in Europe, Matthias can now use his expertise in China, the booming South East Asian Market and Australia. There are plans for Pop-Up shows throughout these new regions over the next years together with focussed artist projects.
Migration will be produced by Matthias Arndt and his wife, Tiffany Wood, who has 20 years experience in the art world with Sotheby’s in London and New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery New York and Phillips de Pury & Company New York, London and Berlin.

PRESS

BlouinARTINFO | 6 April 2012 | How Art World Powerhouse Matthias Arndt Plans to Infiltrate the Asia-Pacific Market Part 1

BlouinARTINFO | 16 April 2012 | How Matthias Arndt Plans to Conquer the Asia-Pacific Art Market Part 2

 

Georg Baselitz, Amung Ahmung Smolny, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 162 cm | 78.74 x 63.78 in, # BASE0001 Georg Baselitz, Amung Ahmung Smolny, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 162 cm | 78.74 x 63.78 in, # BASE0001 Sophie Calle, Ecrivain public / Public letter writer, Rafaèle Decarpigny, from the series: Prenez soin de vous, 2007, 2/2: Photo 113 x 140 cm, Text   53 x 53 cm, edition english: edition of 3 + 1AP Sophie Calle, Ecrivain public / Public letter writer, Rafaèle Decarpigny, from the series: Prenez soin de vous, 2007, 2/2: Photo 113 x 140 cm, Text 53 x 53 cm, edition english: edition of 3 + 1AP Joseph Beuys, Pieta, 1952, steel relief with black patina, Ca. 31 x 24 cm | 12.2 x 9.45 in Joseph Beuys, Pieta, 1952, steel relief with black patina, Ca. 31 x 24 cm | 12.2 x 9.45 in Joseph Beuys, Mit Schwefel überzogene Zinkkiste (Tamponierte Ecke), 1970, 63,5 x 30,7 x 17,5 cm | 25 x 12.09 x 6.89 in, Edition of 200 Joseph Beuys, Mit Schwefel überzogene Zinkkiste (Tamponierte Ecke), 1970, 63,5 x 30,7 x 17,5 cm | 25 x 12.09 x 6.89 in, Edition of 200 Joseph Beuys, Akkumulatoren Doppelblatt, 1959, 2 works: pencil on preforated cardboard with punchholes on the left , side, totals dims mounted  63,5 x 45,5 cm |  25 x 17,91 in, in , each 20,8 x 29,6 cm | 8.19 x 11.65 in Joseph Beuys, Akkumulatoren Doppelblatt, 1959, 2 works: pencil on preforated cardboard with punchholes on the left , side, totals dims mounted 63,5 x 45,5 cm | 25 x 17,91 in, in , each 20,8 x 29,6 cm | 8.19 x 11.65 in Sophie Calle, Écrivain, Performeuse Chloé Delaume / Writer Chloé Delaume, from the series: Prenez soin de vous, 2007, photo 63 x 78 cm | 24.8 x 30.71 in; text 63 x 45 cm | 24.8 x 17.72 in, edition of 3 + AP (english), CALL0323 Sophie Calle, Écrivain, Performeuse Chloé Delaume / Writer Chloé Delaume, from the series: Prenez soin de vous, 2007, photo 63 x 78 cm | 24.8 x 30.71 in; text 63 x 45 cm | 24.8 x 17.72 in, edition of 3 + AP (english), CALL0323 Sophie Calle, The view of my life, from the series: The Autobiographies, 2010, Color photograph, aluminum, text, frame, 120 x 170 cm + 50 x 50 cm (47 1/4 x 67 in + 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in), Number 3 from an edition of 5 E, # CALL0344 Sophie Calle, The view of my life, from the series: The Autobiographies, 2010, Color photograph, aluminum, text, frame, 120 x 170 cm + 50 x 50 cm (47 1/4 x 67 in + 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in), Number 3 from an edition of 5 E, # CALL0344 Joe Coleman, Another Carpenter, 2010, acrylic on found panel, 20,07 x 14,99 cm | 7.9 x 5.9 in, # COLE0001 Joe Coleman, Another Carpenter, 2010, acrylic on found panel, 20,07 x 14,99 cm | 7.9 x 5.9 in, # COLE0001 Gilbert & George, Spider, from the series: JACK FREAK PICTURES, 2008, PANEL 1 of 12, 88.98 x 100 in Gilbert & George, Spider, from the series: JACK FREAK PICTURES, 2008, PANEL 1 of 12, 88.98 x 100 in Gilbert & George, BIG BEN FLAGSKY, from the series: Urethra Postcard Pieces, 2009, mixed media, unique, signed and dated, 123 x 88 cm | 48.43 x 34.65 in, GILB0041 Gilbert & George, BIG BEN FLAGSKY, from the series: Urethra Postcard Pieces, 2009, mixed media, unique, signed and dated, 123 x 88 cm | 48.43 x 34.65 in, GILB0041 Gilbert & George, FLAG BOY, from the series: Urethra Postcard Pieces, 2009, mixed media, unique, signed and dated, 88 x 123 cm | 34.65 x 48.43 in, # GILB0111 Gilbert & George, FLAG BOY, from the series: Urethra Postcard Pieces, 2009, mixed media, unique, signed and dated, 88 x 123 cm | 34.65 x 48.43 in, # GILB0111 Gilbert & George, KILLINGS, From: London Pictures, 2011, 6 panels, 151 x 190 cm | 59.45 x 74.8 in, # GILB0131 Gilbert & George, KILLINGS, From: London Pictures, 2011, 6 panels, 151 x 190 cm | 59.45 x 74.8 in, # GILB0131 Gilbert & George, MUSLIM STRAIGHT, From: London Pictures, 2011, 6 panels , 151 x 190 cm | 59.45 x 74.8 in, # GILB0135 Gilbert & George, MUSLIM STRAIGHT, From: London Pictures, 2011, 6 panels , 151 x 190 cm | 59.45 x 74.8 in, # GILB0135 FX Harsono, Writing in the rain #2, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 180 cm | 51.18 x 70.87 in, HARS0007 FX Harsono, Writing in the rain #2, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 180 cm | 51.18 x 70.87 in, HARS0007 Jitish Kallat, Chronology of a Cloud-burst, 2011-12, Oil, acrylic and pencil on linen, bronze, 193,04 x 193,04 cm | 76 x 76 in, # JKAL0052 Jitish Kallat, Chronology of a Cloud-burst, 2011-12, Oil, acrylic and pencil on linen, bronze, 193,04 x 193,04 cm | 76 x 76 in, # JKAL0052 Thomas Hirschhorn, Untitled 06, from the series: Des Larmes (Tears), 1998, paper print, transparent sleeve, transparent tape, red  and blue marker, 28,5 x 20 cm | 11.22 x 7.87 in, # HIRS0558-06 Thomas Hirschhorn, Untitled 06, from the series: Des Larmes (Tears), 1998, paper print, transparent sleeve, transparent tape, red and blue marker, 28,5 x 20 cm | 11.22 x 7.87 in, # HIRS0558-06 Thomas Hirschhorn, Untitled, 1990, Cardboard, tape, green marker, 39 x 51 cm | 15.35 x 20.08 in, HIRS0095 Thomas Hirschhorn, Untitled, 1990, Cardboard, tape, green marker, 39 x 51 cm | 15.35 x 20.08 in, HIRS0095 Natee Utarit, The Commitment, 2011, Oil on linen, 100 x 150 cm | 39.37 x 59.06 in, UNTO0003 Natee Utarit, The Commitment, 2011, Oil on linen, 100 x 150 cm | 39.37 x 59.06 in, UNTO0003