25 July – 29 August 2020
10 – 12 September 2020
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156
Site-specific installation at Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington, Seattle
11 June 2020 – 7 February 2021
Suzanne Hudson, World of Art: Contemporary Painting, Thames & Hudson
Olomouc Triennale 2020: The Universal, curated by Gina Renotière
Diversity United. Contemporary European Art
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
11 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Undo Things Done Exhibition Tour
Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
26 July – 9 September 2020
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Barbican Centre, London; Luma Foundation, Arles, and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Simon Gowing
Director: Patrick Armstrong
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Tanya Leighton GmbH
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
The Early Years
27 April – 23 June 2012, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
'The Early Years' is a constellation of new works that furthers Cesarco’s interests in the possibilities of personal narrative, that is, how we tell (edit, remember, fictionalize, etc.,) our own story to ourselves. 'The Early Years', as with other attempts at writing the self, is both an experience and consequence of discourse.
The exhibition is composed of four discreet yet interrelated works (all 2012):
‘Index (An Orphan)’ is the fourth in an ongoing series of indices Cesarco has composed for books he has not yet written and most probably never will. This particular one addresses the experience of mourning, the loss of childhood, and becoming an orphan as an adult.
‘Where I’m Calling From' is an imagined book, laid out in four prints, that compiles a series of photographs and texts that exorcises some of the artist’s influences and early work. The compiled works and references are an unveiling of methodologies that act as a direct confrontation with the past, perhaps as a way to lay it to rest and to start anew.
‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is a condensed and personalized translation of Joyce’s classic, consisting of all the Januaries of Cesarco’s youth.
‘If in Time’, is a new video work that theatricalizes and references Cesarco’s previous video work, ‘Methodology’, produced for the Uruguayan Pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale. The new work takes up the two characters from ‘Methodology’ and projects them 10 or 15 years into the future. The couple speaks to each other only through texts they read. She reads from her own literary production and he reads a text he is writing about her work. In spite of text being an alienating factor between them, it is also through this indirect address that they entertain an illusion of possibility: of understanding, of change, of contentment.