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Hauser & Wirth to Open Space in Hong Kong

September 22nd, 2017

Site of Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, via Art NewsHauser & Wirth is opening a new exhibition space in Hong Kong, alongside offices in Shanghai and Beijing. “Our expansion into China marks the beginning of a new chapter for Hauser & Wirth,” gallery co-founder, Iwan Wirth says. “We have spent the past two years carefully researching the most appropriate ways to expand in these places, to become a fully present part of the art scene in China and engage meaningfully.”
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New York Times Looks at Basquiat’s Musical Tastes in Profile Piece

September 22nd, 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat, via NYTAs the Barbican opens its Basquiat retrospective this month, the New York Times looks back on the artist’s enduring love for music, and the inspiration his paintings took from records by Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, and more. “The main thing for us was having big speakers and a blasting stereo. That was the only furniture I purchased myself,” says his former girlfriend, Alexis Adler of their time living together. “Music was playing all the time.”
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John Houck Now Represented by Marianne Boesky

September 22nd, 2017

John Houck, via Art NewsArtist John Houck, whose hyper-dense photographs walk the line between photo and object, is now represented by Marianne Boesky. “John’s practice is such a beautiful combination of meticulous technique and creative play,” Marianne Boesky said in a statement. “His fluid movement between a variety of approaches and genres pushes the boundaries of understood artistic hierarchies and frameworks, and arouses a sense of boundless possibility.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken

image via AFP/Getty Images

b.1968

Lives/Works in:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA [1987–1991]

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Aitken’s style of art lingers in a realm between popular culture and media art. He has taken the liberty of incorporating video into much of his work, revealing a wealth of intensities. “There is no linear narrative in Aitken’s videos; the story line is disjointed both in terms of the films’ structure and sequence of images, as well as in their prism-like projection.” Grosenick, pg.20

Atkins is not only a videographer, but a photographer as well. He creates photographs influenced by epic road movies, as well as photographs manipulated through the use of a computer.  Atkins’ photographs “kaleidoscopically fragment their motifs, thus attempting to translate the principle of his video projections into a single flat surface.” Grosenick, pg. 20

“He belongs to a generation of artist that enriched the presentation of the medium of video. Aitken’s work questions nature and civilization as well as people and their relationship to time and space. Obsessed with the idea of present time, Aitken refers to his films and installations as being pure communication. In the process, he utilizes the vocabulary of Hollywood and advertising films. Alongside his freelance activities as artist and photographer, Doug Aitken is also known for his video clips, completed for artists such as Iggy Pop and Fatboy Slim.” -Media Art Net

Doug Aitken

Electric Earth image via Media Art Net

Aitken is currently participating in the Life on Mars exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Migration

Migration, image via Carnegie Museum of Art

Grosenick, Uta. Art Now Vol.2. Los Angeles: Taschen, 2005.***********

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