June 02, 2015
SHANGHAI: ‘Paris Rooftops’ solo by Michael Wolf at M97 Project Space

Shanghai

‘Paris Rooftops’

@M97 PROJECT SPACE

170 Yueyang Road No.1 Bldg 3

APRIL 25-MAY 31, 2015

M97 cordially invites you to the opening of Paris Rooftops, an exhibition of Michael Wolf’s newest body of work. Paris Rooftops is a continuation of Wolf’s life-long fascination with architecture and urban life, this time taking the viewer to Paris.

June 02, 2015
BOOK: ‘Hong Kong Umbrella’ by Michael Wolf and Lam Yik Fei

Hong Kong Umbrella 
by Michael Wolf and Lam Yik Fei 

The umbrella became the symbol of the Occupy Central Demonstrations in the fall of last year. In this book Wolf’s photographs of umbrellas used in back alleys are juxtaposed with Fei’s photographs of umbrellas used during the demonstrations.

The book will be available from Michael Wolf’s studio during ‘Chai Wan Mei’.

Rainy Day Dream Away Edition | 500 copies
Published by Peperoni Books 
Text by Doveen Schechter
21 x 15.5 cm | 80 pages

June 02, 2015
HANNOVER: ‘Digital Conditions’ at Kunstverein Hannover

Hannover

‘Digital Conditions’

@ Kunstverein Hannover
Sophienstraße 2
D-30159 Hannover

14 March – 25 May 2015
Tuesday–Saturday 12.00–19.00
Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00–19.00

Digital Conditions focuses on the interaction between digital technology and art. What impact does the digital age have on our everyday lives and how is it reflected artistically?

Featuring work by:
Lee Friedlander, Mishka Henner, Camille Henrot, Yngve Holen, Pierre Huyghe, Lorna Mills, Katja Novitskova, Julien Prévieux, Jon Rafman, Thomas Ruff, Avery Singer, Hito Steyerl, Michael Wolf

June 02, 2015
AMSTERDAM: ‘Blind Walls and Night Trees’ solo by Michael Wolf at Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen

Amsterdam

‘Blind Walls and Night Trees’

@ Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen

Hazenstraat 27, 1016 SM Amsterdam, Nederland

Dates:11 April – 9 May 2015

Opening Reception: 11 April 2015

Opening Hours: Tue-Saturday 11:00 – 18:00

Solo exhibition by Michael Wolf featuring his recent body of work: Paris Rooftops and Tree Shadows.

June 02, 2015
HONG KONG: ‘Back Alley Deconstructed’ by Michael Wolf, pop-up at WontonMeen

Hong Kong
‘Back Alley Deconstructed’

pop-up @ WontonMeen, HK
G/F, No.135 Lai Chi Kok Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong

Dates: 10-30 March 
Opening: Tuesday March 10th, 6-8 pm 
Tue-Saturday 11:00 – 6:00 

Forty nine elements as seen in one photograph on a Hong Kong back alley by Michael Wolf are neatly placed in a 10 square foot gallery space hereby challenging the notion of representation and the documentary value of the photograph. 

Curated by Sarah Greene

June 02, 2015
HONG KONG: ‘Hong Kong Narratives’ by Michael Wolf and Ho Fan at Michael Wolf’s Studio

Hong Kong
‘Hong Kong Narratives’

Michael Wolf and Ho Fan

@ Michael Wolf’s Studio
A504 Kailey Industrial Bdg, 12 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, HK

Dates: 14-15 March 2015
Saturday-Sunday 11:00 – 7:00

in collaboration with Blue Lotus Consultancy
during Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
and coinciding with Chai Wan Mei Festival

Ho Fan, one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, explored Hong Kong’s Hong Kong in the 50-60’s. People take centre stage against smoky backgrounds and intriguing compositions. Michael Wolf shares the same fascination for the city but instead hunts the back alleys for traces of human activity.

Also on view is michael wolf’s ongoing collection of bastard chairs.

June 02, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO: ‘Words Matter’ solo by Michael Wolf at the Robert Koch Gallery

‘Words Matter’

@ Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 

19 February – 2 May, 2015

Opening Reception: March 5, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tue-Saturday 11:00 – 5:30 

Robert Koch Gallery presents Words Matter, an exhibition that features a wide spectrum of work by twelve artists who incorporate text with images. 

Featuring work by:

Jeff Brouws, Hugh Brown, TR Ericsson, Elliott Erwitt, Steve Fitch, Robert Heinecken, Shai Kremer, Jan Lukas, Bill Owens, Brian Ulrich, Michael Wolf, and Alexander Zhitomirsky. 

June 02, 2015
SYDNEY: ‘Hong Kong Inside Outside’ solo by Michael Wolf at the Tin Shed Gallery, University of Sydney

‘Hong Kong Inside Outside’

@ Tin Shed Gallery

University of Sydney 

3 February – 2 April 2015

Talk with Michael Wolf on Thursday 26th of March.

Artist and photographer Michael Wolf will exhibit the works from two previous collections, Architecture of Density and 100 x 100 in a new exhibition Hong Kong Inside Outside at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery.

July 07, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO: ‘Paris Abstract’ by Michael Wolf at Koch Gallery

‘Paris Abstract’

July 10 – August 30, 2014

Reception for the Artist:
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:30 – 7:30 p.m

At Robert Koch Gallery

49 Geary Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-17:30
info@kochgallery.com

SAN FRANCISCO- Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Paris Abstract, an exhibition premiering new work by renowned photographer, Michael Wolf. In Paris Abstract, Wolf continues his exploration of the urban landscape and expands on his fascination with density and life in cities. Formal in nature,Paris Abstract lyrically expresses both the architectural complexity and density of the Parisian landscape.

In 2008, Wolf began living part-time in Paris after living in Hong Kong for over a decade.At that time he was apprehensive about the prospect of working in his new home city, concerned about the clichés associated with images of Paris. It was during this period that he produced the series Paris Street Views by essentially sequestering himself in his apartment and appropriating images of Paris from Google Street View.

Since then, with his distinct perspective, Wolf photographed Paris eschewing well-known locations and focusing instead on the innumerable roof tops each with its own identity. Wolf’s strong geometric abstractions offer the viewer a freshly re-contextualized Parisian landscape that examines the density and life in a contemporary metropolis.

Born in Munich in 1954, Michael Wolf was raised in the United States and Germany. He studied at UC Berkeley before earning a degree from the University of Essen in Germany as a student of Otto Steinert. Wolf is recipient of a 2005 and 2010 World Press Photo Award, and his work was included in the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture. Wolf’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt, the Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg, and the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau. His photographs are included in prestigious collections both domestically and abroad at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Deutsches Architektur Museum, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen.

 

 

 

 

April 02, 2014
AMSTERDAM: ‘My Favorite Thing’ by Michael Wolf at Wouter Van Leeuwen Galerie

at Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen

Opening: Saturday 12 april, 4 pm

Exhibition runs until May 17th, 2014

Address: Hazenstraat 27, 1016 SM Amsterdam, 06-52031540,

opening hours: Thurs-Sat.: 12.00-18.00

 

Uit fascinatie voor de ongebreideld expanderende Chinese economie vestigde Michael Wolf (München, 1954) zich indertijd in Hong Kong. In de visuele chaos van de stedelijke dynamiek vond hij zijn ultieme inspiratie. Zelfs na 20 jaar raakt hij niet uitgekeken. Wolf heeft een uitmuntend oog voor grappige details die hij verrukkelijk obsessief weet te catalogiseren. Daarbij wordt hij geboeid door de intrinsieke waarde van simpele gebruiksvoorwerpen en materialen.Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen presenteert My Favourite Thing, een expositie rond twee series uit Wolfs meest recente oeuvre: Hong Kong Trilogy en de wereldprimeur van Hong Kong Flora.Voor Michael Wolf is er altijd wat te ontdekken, met name in de details of de kleine dingen die zich boven ooghoogte afspelen. Verwaaid en verweesd wasgoed dat in bouwsteigers, telefoondraden, regenpijpen, bomen of lichtreclames is blijven hangen. Werkhandschoenen die na gedane arbeid te drogen zijn gelegd om morgen weer gebruikt te worden. Zwabbers die eenzaam of keurig in gelid tegen een dranghek leunen, op waslijnen liggen of tegen gevels rusten. Draadeindjes, kleurige stukjes geplastificeerd binddraad, samengebundeld en bewaard om opnieuw gebruikt te worden, vastgeknoopt aan waslijnen of weggestopt achter regenpijpen. Kapotte, gemaltraiteerde stoelen die als straatmeubilair een nieuwe bestemming vonden. In Hong Kong Trilogy bewijst Wolf eer aan het nijvere werkvolk en diens uit ruimtegebrek en pragmatisme ontstane assemblagekunst.In Hong Kong Flora – waarvan Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen de wereldprimeur heeft – richt Wolf zijn camera op natuurlijke en kunstmatige aangroei. Airco’s die als klimop tegen buitengevels zijn geplakt, zij aan zij met potplanten en plantenbakken. Subtiele staaltjes van burgerlijke eigenzinnigheid en een aarzelend pogen van weerbarstige gewassen om te overleven in de betonnen jungle. Planken en richels die functioneren als geïmproviseerde vensterbanken. Miezerige stekjes die kwetsbaar langs regenpijpen een weg naar omhoog proberen te vinden. In hoeken en gaten weggestopt illegaal groen, onbereikbaar achter tralieramen of door metalen roosters gevlochten. Groene natuur die opzettelijk teer en onschuldig lijkt te willen blijven, in de hoop dat niemand het opmerkt. Een op voorhand verloren strijd tegen de onstuitbare urbanisatie. Zie ook de alsmaar uitwaaierende vertakkingen van regenpijpen die aan het wortelstelsel van mangrove-bomen doen denken.Michael Wolf vestigt de aandacht op objecten in de visueel rijke, dicht bebouwde openbare ruimte die we al te makkelijk over het hoofd zien. De boeken Hong Kong Trilogy en Hong Kong Flora (dat zijn vernissage beleeft) zijn in de galerie aanwezig. De kunstenaar zal tijdens de opening aanwezig zijn. 

 

 

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