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    Russia | Moscow | exhibition: Art-lobster-tart | 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art | with the participation of Mateusz Piestrak and Piotr Macha | opens on June 13 at A3 gallery

    Lithuania | Vilnius | ARTVILNIUS’18 | 9th International Contemporary Art Fair | Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo | 7 – 10 JUNE 2018

    Berlin | Assembly Gallery Allerstrasse 15 | Piotr Kotlicki | A Lunatic in His Garden | 27-29.04.2018 - during Berlin Gallery Weekend

    Poznań | Assembly Gallery | Benjamin Rubloff | Today | 13.04. — 13.05.2018

    USA | NY 10011 | New York City | 125 W 18TH ST | METROPOLITAN PAVILION | SCOPE Art Show NEW YORK 2018 | Mateusz Piestrak | 8-11.03.2018

    Poznań | Centrum Kultury ZAMEK | Małgorzata Myślińska | Rezydenci w Rezydencji | od 25.01.2018

    Belgium | Brussels | LE 26 - Galerie Felix Frachon | Piotr Kotlicki | Hotel Europa - Kontynent Des Anecdotes | 11.01. - 11.02. 2018

    Düsseldorf | GATE art zone | Mateusz Piestrak | Modernization | 11.11. 2017 - 1.04.2018

    London | BEERS London | 75 Works on Paper | 16.11. - 23.12.2017
  • Benjamin Rubloff, Today, Assembly Gallery 13.04 — 13.05.2018

    Benjamin Rubloff, Congregation (This Must be The Place), 2012, oil on canvas, 160x160cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Vessel V (Security), 2013, oil on canvas, 90x130cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Vessel IV (Security), 2013, oil on canvas, 120x100cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Vessel VII (Security), 2013, oil on canvas, 70x50cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Vessel VIII, (Security), 2013, oil on canvas, 160x160cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Cipher III, 2016, oil on canvas, 20x30cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Cipher II, 2017, oil on canvas, 120x110cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Cipher I, 2016, oil on canvas, 120x110cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Vessel III, (Security), 2012, oil on canvas, 90x130cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Exemplar #1 (This Must be The Place), 2012 oil on canvas, 50x70cm

    Benjamin Rubloff, Exemplar #5 (This Must be The Place), 2012, oil on canvas, 50x70cm

    BENJAMIN RUBLOFF

    b. 1975, New York, Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

    2011 – Cornell University, M.F.A.

    2002 – Harvard University, M.A.

    1998 – Wesleyan University, B.A. American Studies

    In my paintings, I seek to empty out images—to strip them of content, context, and specificity—in order explore their performative behaviors. The experience of an image hinges on aspects of its address, its vernacular, and the way that it structures spectatorship. I work with the assumption that the image is a vessel of expectation.

    Painting serves as a way of grappling with the particular behaviors of images. The precision in the paintings is an attempt to undermine both mark and gesture, to turn on the index of the painterly and make the resulting pictures reticent, opaque refusals.

    No ideas, but in things

    Subjects vary, but all approach contemporary social and political concerns, through the vernacular of the everyday. I have painted the emptied out clothing of suspected insurgents captured in Iraq; the windowless and detail-less McMansion developments in the new American West; the revolutionary paintings of Malevich in 1915 robbed of their content, with the shadows from their exhibition the only trace of a utopian painting-dream; and overexposed news images that approach blindness.

    -Benjamin Rubloff

    Solo Exhibitions:

    2015 – Victory Over the Sun, Kunstraum Ossastr. Berlin

    2014 – Ferne Aussichten, White Square Gallery, Berlin

    2013 – Security, White Square Gallery, Berlin

    2012 – What Would the Community Think? White Square Gallery, Berlin

    2011 – Penumbra, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University

    2010 – Let it Bleed, The Experimental Gallery, Ithaca NY Here we are in the Years, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, NY

    2008 – Distant Prospects, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin

    2007 – This is a Wilderness, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin.

    Group Exhibitions:

    2013:  Portas Abertas, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Portugual

    2011:  Meditations in an Emergency, DUMBO Art Center, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Christopher Lew) Signs in the Road, CRLab/Winkleman Gallery, NY, NY

    2010:  Art Chicago, (presented by Wilde Gallery, Berlin) Chicago, IL

    Void, Gallery Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany

    (Curated by Christoph Kivelitz)

    Anthology of Optimism, MMX, Berlin

    2009 – Spirits, Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin MFA Group Show, Cornell University

    2008 – El Dorado Auction, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin Depot, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin

    2006 – Group exhibition: Der Hammer, Chashama Gallery, New York, NY

    Press:

    A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today, 2014 ed. Margherita Dessanay & Marc Valli, Laurence King Publishing “Space of Engagement”: Elephant Magazine, Winter 2012, Katya Tylevich “Melancholische Wesen” Frankfurter Allgemeine, 11.11.2006 “After the Wall” Financial Times, 23.9.2005