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Berlin – Katharina Grosse “The Smoking Kid” at Johan König Through June 21st, 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Berlin – Alicja Kwade: “Something absent, whose presence was expected” at Johann König Through April 18th, 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Berlin: Jeppe Hein at St. Agnes Church, Presented by Johann König Through October 20th, 2013

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

AO Preview – London: Frieze London and London Art Week, October 4th – 8th, 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

AO On-Site – New York: The 2015 Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94, March 4th – 8th, 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2015

AO Preview – New York: Armory Week, March 3rd – 8th, 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Paris – Camille Henrot: “The Pale Fox“ at Betonsalon through December 20th, 2014

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

AO Preview – Miami: Art Basel and Miami Art Week, December 3rd-7th, 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

AO on Site – London: Frieze Masters at Regent’s Park, October 17th-20th, 2013

Friday, October 18th, 2013

AO Recap – Art Basel 2013 in Basel Switzerland, June 13th-16th, 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC Final Summary (with Photoset) October 19–23, 2011

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Newslinks for Monday September 27th 2009

Monday, September 28th, 2009
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New York – Urs Fischer: “Sotatsu” at Gagosian Gallery Through June 23rd, 2018

May 26th, 2018

Urs Fischer, Sōtatsu (detail) (2018)New York, Artworks © Urs Fischer, Photo Rob McKeever
Urs Fischer, Sōtatsu (detail) (2018)New York, Artworks © Urs Fischer, Photo Rob McKeever

Throughout the career of Swiss artist Urs Fischer, space and form have long worked in lock step with acts of repetition and iteration, allowing his myriad approaches towards studio process to create ever-evolving forms and bodies of work that change as much from piece to piece as they do series to series.  For his most recent body of works on view now at Gagosian Gallery‘s uptown location, the artist takes this interest to a natural conclusion, creating a series of panel-based paintings that draw on a gradual evolution in the painter’s improvisations on single images.
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German Lost Art Plans New Guidelines for Project Funding

May 25th, 2018

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, by Gustav Klimt, via Market WatchThe German Lost Art Foundation will begin developing guidelines for funding projects in provenance research for museums, collections and basic research, the Washington Post reports. The funding continues the organization’s attempts to provide restitution support for lost and looted art pieces.
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The Guardian Spotlights New Performance Piece at CERN

May 25th, 2018

Haroon Mirza and Gaika, via The GuardianThe Guardian spotlights an ambitious and expansive body of performance works set to take place at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, organized by a group of artists including Jack Jelfs and Haroon Mirza. “It’s like the way people look at Stonehenge,” says the DJ Elijah, who is part of the project. “That could be like Cern 1,000 years in the future – maybe not even that far ahead. ‘Why were people smashing particles together to work out how the universe started?’ This is the biggest machine ever created, maybe nothing will ever be bigger. So it might be seen as a ritual site.”
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