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Sterling Ruby’s Calvin Klein Collaboration Profiled in NYT

March 24th, 2017

Sterling Ruby, via NYTSterling Ruby’s collaborations with Calvin Klein are featured in New York Times this month, with the artist redesigning the brand’s New York headquarters floor to ceiling with his own works and installations.  “If we’re talking about gender, sexuality, highs, lows, politics — all of those things can be played within the context of this massive corporate American brand, too,” he says. “Maybe these spaces could be a platform for the hypocrisies of both the art and fashion worlds.”
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Art Newspaper Spotlights Albers Foundation-Funded Cultural Center in Senegal

March 24th, 2017

Thread in Senegal, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper profiles Thread, an arts and culture hub built in Sinthian, Senegal by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Le Korsa, and funded by the sale of a single painting by the artist in 2014.  “Part of what we always come back to is the notion of minimal means for maximum effect. Josef and Anni believed in the value of starting at zero in any process,” says Director Nick Murphy. “From there, you can go anywhere.”
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Prado Director Miguel Falomir Profiled in Economist

March 24th, 2017

Prado MuseumThe Economist profiles Miguel Falomir, the new director of Spain’s Prado Museum, as he begins his work at the helm of the museum this month.  Falomir succeeds Miguel Zugaza, who helped move the Prado forward once it broke ranks with the country’s civil service.  “It was very introverted,” Falomir says of the museum. “Not any more.”
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Olafur Eliasson

Works and lives in:

Copenhagen and Berlin

Represented By:

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Education includes:

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1989-1995)

Eliasson is an Installation artist and Photographer. He is best known for creating natural, outdoor, settings inside galleries and exhibition spaces.

Eliasson’s work is represented in many private and public collections. The Guggenheim Museum (New York, US), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, US), The Menil Collection and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia (Madrid, Spain) are examples of institutions showing his work.

In 2003, “The Weather Project” was installed at the Tate Modern. This was Eliasson’s triumph. The installation transformed the gallery’s Turbine Hall into a solarium, with a representations of the Sun and the sky. The work spanned the entire legnth of the great hall. Humidifiers were used to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water. Hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitted pure yellow light in the from of a semi-circular disc. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror. The mirror served many purposes, it reflected heat from the lamps and allowed the visitors to see themselves as tiny shadows against the orange light.

Eliasson frequently displays his work in international projects, biennial exhibitions, and as commissioned outdoor installations. “Blind Pavilion,” is his 2003 creation for the Venice Biennial. “Your Black Horizon,” was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza and David Adjaye in 2006, on the island of San Lazzaro in the lagoon near Venice, Italy.  The  piece was  a light installation, exhibiting a black room with a thin strip of light showing through the walls.

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:

Artist Homepage Olafur Eliasson

Wikipedia Entry

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