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Jerry Saltz Triumphs Over TriBeCa’s Art World Ascendance

September 18th, 2019

Jerry Saltz pens a piece in NY Mag this week trumpeting the return of the TriBeCa art scene, as a range of galleries open in the neighborhood. “Against all odds, can New York have a good art neighborhood with a walkable density of galleries?” He asks.  “Galleries with wooden floors, flaws, and funny footprints, which are more like where artists actually make art than all those perfect, concrete-floored slick showrooms?”
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Whitney Breaks Ground on Monumental David Hammons Sculpture

September 18th, 2019

The Whitney has broken ground on David Hammons’s Day’s End (2020), a permanent install across from the museum in the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula.  The piece is referred to by the artist as a “ghost monument” to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1975 work of the same name in the same location.
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Ragnar Kjartansson Interviewed on Making ‘The Visitors’

September 18th, 2019

The Guardian’s running series of highlights of 21st Century arts features Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, calling it the best artwork of the 21st Century so far.  “It has a special place in my heart, but it was such a feelgood piece that I had to make some really dark shit afterwards,” he says of his work. “No artist has a favorite piece. Maybe you can pick one when you’re really old – but it’s something I’m super proud of. It took on a life of its own.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

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

More info about the artist coming soon.

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