The former Actes Sud CEO Françoise Nyssen has been replaced today as France’s minister of culture following allegations of conflicts of interest. She will be replaced by Franck Riester.
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Currently on view at Gladstone Gallery, artist Ugo Rondinone has opened a show work that spans a broad range of his creative output over several years. Mixing together his practice in installation, sculpture, drawing and performance, the show sees Rondinone reanimating commonplace objects—such as tree branches or window frames—in his signature approach towards the Neo-Romantic. Read More »
Currently on view at Bortolami Gallery in New York, the renowned French conceptualist Daniel Buren has brought his Tondi to bear on the gallery, offering striking continuation and renewal of his interest in place, space and perception that he has continually refined and occasionally redefined over the course of 50 years of practice. The Tondi were initially exhibited at Le Centquatre-Paris in France in 2015, and subsequently at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, Colombia, in 2017. In their new, third configuration at Bortolami, they are situated within the specific architecture of the gallery, allowing the well-lit, spacious TriBeCa room to participate expressively in their presentation and form. They are patterned arrangements of colored glass, filtering light into patterns of expressive color that underscore the work’s position and relationship to the gallery. Read More »
On view through October 20th, Hauser & Wirth in New York is presenting a comprehensive solo exhibition of the work of Lygia Pape, the gallery’s first United States solo exhibition of the artist since announcing its worldwide representation of Projeto Lygia Pape in 2016. Pape, a founding member of Brazil’s Neo-Concrete movement, created work that foregrounded the sensorial experience of the viewer and spanned a range of media from sculpture to drawing, engraving to filmmaking, and even large-scale installation. Her expansive body of work, and the elaborate series of themes and concepts demonstrated throughout make for a thrilling exhibition, as the gallery seeks to explore Pape’s work in all of its breadth and depth. Read More »
Pace Gallery in New York is currently exhibiting a selection of new works by the renowned Chinese painter Zhang Xiaogang, a body of works that sees him continuing to explore and interpret his unique painterly language. Mixing together domestic scenes and surrealist iconographies, then populating them with a mixture of shared cultural symbols and figures from his own childhood memories. Xiaogang’s work is a remarkable window into complex psychological states and cultural moorings. Read More »
Located at the University of Westminster, the Sunday Art Fair is a decidedly mellow counterpoint to the expansive aisles and big-ticket sales of the proceedings at Regent’s Park. Capped at just 30 international galleries exhibiting solo projects or curated group presentations, the exhibition welcomes galleries dedicated to emerging artists, new concepts and new contexts for showing work. Read More »
Opening its doors this week for its 16th edition, Frieze London 2018 has once again turned the art world’s collective eye towards the British capital for the next week, as sales and installations across its spacious halls make for a fitting center to one of the city’s busiest art events. With 160 galleries from around the globe showing at the Regent’s Park exhibition space, the rest of the world seems to have come along for the ride.
With the conclusion of the week in London, a trio of auctions have painted an unclear picture of the Post-War and Contemporary Market in Britain, as a series of sales at the major houses saw particularly mixed results over the past two evenings. With a number of high-profile works going unsold, and a somewhat unsteady level of interest among paintings as a running theme, the sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips saw several strong outings as well as a few notable disappointments, summarized below.
Jeff Koons, Cracked Egg (Blue) (1994-2006), via Christie’s Read More »
Frieze London returns to Regent’s Park this week, bringing with it its reputation for presenting the best of international contemporary art by emerging and established artists, and its signature program of dynamic commissions, talks and films, all unified under the fair’s bespoke tent design at the heart of the British capital. Opening Wednesday, the fair will offer a unique look at the state of the British art market, and that of the EU more broadly, while providing a platform for artists in Europe and abroad to explore and express new concepts and ideas in art practice. Read More »
With the opening of the doors for this year’s edition of Frieze London, the opening notes of the fall auction season can’t be far behind. This week, the major auction houses will get their chance to make a mark on the fall calendar, launching a series of Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales that will see a number of marquee works trade hands, and offer a first perspective on just how the auction houses are responding to a particularly turbulent global political picture. As London braces for an increasingly cloudy Brexit outlook, the market conditions in the capital could definitely be better, but tricky economics have been bucked by eager buyers in the past, and the series of works on hand this year could in fact do well to staunch the bleeding caused by a border between the UK and EU that seems to be getting harder by the minute. Read More »
In 1970, photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon left his home in New York City, and moved out to the small village of Llanito, New Mexico, in the Rio Grande Valley, north of Albuquerque. Shortly after arriving, he began making photographs and films of his neighbors, their children, and the local labor force, all undocumented workers from Mexico. Years later, Lyon is still working in the regions of New Mexico and Arizona, exploring the tightly-knit communities of migrant laborers and their families from a directly engaged perspective. Read More »