Walid Raad | Conceptual artist from Lebanon - Walid Raad Better be watching the clouds May 18 – June 30, 2017 Paula Cooper Gallery 521 W 21st Street, NYC NEW YORK CITY | Paula Cooper Gallery has installed a new series of work by the Lebanon-born Conceptual artist Walid Raad entitled “Better be watching the clouds (2000/2017).” The presentation includes a selection of 15… Read More
Prague goes wild for Jake and Dinos Chapman - Jake and Dinos Chapman The Blind Leading the Blind / Slepý vede slepého Galerie Rudolfinum Alšovo nábřeží 12 CZ 110 01 Praha 1 T +420 227 059 205 galerie@rudolfinum.org http://www.galerierudolfinum.cz PRAGUE |  Galerie Rudolfinum is pleased to present an solo exhibition by leading British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman entitled “The Blind Leading the Blind.” The exhibition,… Read More
Taizo Kuroda, Japanese minimalist ceramics Fine white porcelain by Japan’s minimalist ceramicist Taizo Kuroda - "White Porcelain – Cylinders" is the first in a series of three annual exhibitions of Taizo Kuroda’s ceramics.
Making Space | Museum of Modern Art Photo by Randy Gener MoMA | “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” - @MoMA in NYC | A Photo Documentary Record of a press preview held Tuesday, April 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at The Museum of Modern Art
Dominique Paul's "Insects of Suriname 28" (2017) Botanical mandalas | Canadian’s Dominique Paul imagines a field of hybrid beings - Taking the form of a botanical mandala, Dominique Paul's paintings strive to express a sense of urgency in the playing fields of our human-centric society.
Making Spaces | MoMA MoMA | “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” - At #MoMA | "Making Space" exhibit shines a spotlight on women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (1968)
How do you see the world without a mirror? | Film meets photography - New York Upper East Side's Yoshii Gallery has devoted its pristine gallery to an independent filmmaker. His name is Benny Safdie.
THE MUSEUM WORLD In the Culture of One World Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde - In exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art: "A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde"
Why I paint dirt roads? Bob Dylan himself explains - By Bob Dylan In 1974 I played the first of many shows with the Band—maybe in eight years. We were in a hockey arena in Chicago. There were maybe 18,000 people there. The Band and I hadn’t played publicly together since 1966 where our shows caused a lot of disruption and turmoil—a lot of anger.… Read More
Bob Dylan writes Nobel-prized songs. But can he paint? - Though his singing voice sucks, he paints mostly from life: "I’m pretty much interested in people, histories, myth, and portraits."
Haikus inspire her sculptures of sun, moon + monuments - The raw aesthetics of each sculptural piece embody the artist’s primal devotion to the natural contours of the earth. Marie-Noëlle De La Poype’s minimalist process reflects her reverence for the natural universe
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s camera simulates landscapes of lost time - Inspired by Dada and Surrealism, Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, b. 1948) aims to convey and preserve a point in time through his highly technical photographs, an intention to which he consistently refers.
Tokyo’s sex shops are a blurry, er, mesh in Daido Moriyama’s pics - In 1969, Daido Moriyama was an active contributor in Provoke, a magazine founded in 1968 that — if only briefly — became a melting pot for the most radical of Japanese.
ALFONSO OSSORIO | Chelsea’s blue-chip gallery trumpets this Abstract Expressionist - In celebration of a centennial birthday, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery throws open its blue-chip doors to "Alfonso Ossorio—Congregations: The First Decade, 1959-1969," an exhibition of twenty-four of the mixed-media assemblages that have become emblematic of Ossorio’s vision and capacity for innovation.

 
 

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Painting + Photography

How do you see the world without a mirror? | Film meets photography - New York Upper East Side's Yoshii Gallery has devoted its pristine gallery to an independent filmmaker. His name is Benny Safdie.
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s camera simulates landscapes of lost time - Inspired by Dada and Surrealism, Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, b. 1948) aims to convey and preserve a point in time through his highly technical photographs, an intention to which he consistently refers.
Tokyo’s sex shops are a blurry, er, mesh in Daido Moriyama’s pics - In 1969, Daido Moriyama was an active contributor in Provoke, a magazine founded in 1968 that — if only briefly — became a melting pot for the most radical of Japanese.
"Helena" by Jose Picayo PHOTOGRAPHY | José Picayo snaps striking portraits for Sept. 16 exhibit - Cuban-born Jose delves into paired portraits, one photograph of the back of a model’s head and another of the front.
"Irises" (1890) by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise) THE MET | Seen live in New York, Van Gogh’s two “Irises” will knock you out - It provides a singular opportunity to reconsider Van Gogh's artistic aims and the impact of color fading on his intended results.
Philip Smith’s psychologically-charged canvases on view - Painter Philip Smith works the canvas like a physicist’s blackboard. Using found imagery, he can postulate new image formulations and equations. The paintings in this Philip Smith: Sign Language, on view at New York's Jason McCoy Gallery starting November 17, are characterized by slightly visible erased imagery. The effect is akin to memory and ghost-like.
A secret history of Post-Expressionism | Alfonso Ossorio at 100 - Alfonso Ossorio is a central figure of postwar American art, but he has been virtually absent from standard art history texts. Some people have claimed that Ossorio was just imitating Jackson Pollock. This exhibition shows that Ossorio had his own unique “wax-resist” painting technique that really no one else had used. He forged his own wild assemblages that he called "congregations." It's time to re-draft the history of postwar American art.

 
 
 



Video + Architecture

IN EXHIBITION | “Fluxus as architecture” argues for George Maciunas’s universal language - It's a prefab vision, but the exhibition seems to be arguing for a Fluxcity vision. that allows a single module to form into clusters, communities and hives. The concept leans on Maciunas's prefab design for Fluxhouse, which was completed in 1965. An architect, George Maciunas, educated in architecture at Cooper Union and Carnegie Institute of Technology, held several prestigious professional positions in firms including Skidmore, Owing and Merrill, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation and Knoll Associates. For sure, Fluxcity is not a fancy idea.
CONFERENCE ON BREAKING BOUNDARIES | The early marriage of Theater, Architecture and the Visual Arts - This conference, "Ephemeral and Permanent," focuses on the interrelations of the visual arts and the dramatic arts in Rome broadly between 1300 and 1700. In this context, scenography and pageantry apparatus were as much the domain of visual artists as painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Still from Jimmy Ong's video work "Sangam" (2012) | Courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art Gender fluidity inspires Singaporean artist’s video works in Indonesia - The Elo Progo exhibition centers on Ong’s first public showing of video works, which were inspired by the rituals of water meditation and informed by themes of gender fluidity and mythic transformation.
Maurice Goldberg, Streamlined Railway Train, ca. 1930-1933 | Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation / Harry Ransom Center “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America” exhibit looks back to America’s future - "I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America" explores the career of American stage and industrial designer, futurist and urban planner Norman Bel Geddes (1893-1958). The exhibition opens September 11, 2012 in Austin. It runs through January 6, 2013.
Kimura in "Kimura-san" by Tadasu Takamine | Photo by Marino Čajdo Japanese artist Tadasu Takamine breaks glass, sexual taboos in his intimate video of a disabled friend - Takamine was Kimura’s caretaker for five years during the 1990s. Takamine says that he had learned to communicate with the disabled Kimura through gestures. He realized that Kimura's sexual desires could not be met without the help of other people. Aiding Kimura in the satisfaction of his sexual needs was a gesture of friendship and affection of Takamine's part.