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Pace Gallery to Represent Acconci Studios

February 24th, 2018

Vito Acconci, via PacePace Gallery has taken on representation of Vito Acconci’s Acconci Studios, in partnership with Art Agency, Partners, the gallery announced in a statement.  “A truly innovative creator and agitator who was foundational to contemporary art today, Acconci fits perfectly within Pace’s program of leading 20th and 21st century artists and estates,” said Marc Glimcher, Pace Gallery President and CEO. “There’s still so much of his practice to uncover and reexamine and we’re thrilled to join with Maria Acconci to share Vito Acconci’s vision and expand his legacy around the world.”
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Frieze to Launch Los Angeles Edition Next February

February 24th, 2018

frieze-london-via-art-newsFrieze has announced plans for a Los Angeles edition of its fair, to be held February 14 to 17, 2019, the Art News reports. Bettina Korek of ForYourArt has been appointed executive director of Frieze LA, with Ali Subotnick serving as the fair’s curator. “Frieze is in a unique position to create a successful fair in LA because of our experience in London and New York and our partnership with Endeavor, who have deep roots in LA and will work with us to bring a fantastic audience to the fair,” founder Victoria Siddall says.
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Adrienne Edwards Tapped as New Performance Curator at Whitney

February 24th, 2018

Adrienne Edwards, via Art NewsThe Whitney Museum in New York has appointed Adrienne Edwards as its Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance. She previously worked with Performa, where she organized various thematic presentations, including last year’s “Afroglossia,” focused on African performance art. “Adrienne has distinguished herself as one of the most innovative curators working in performance today by engaging artists across diverse disciplines and often challenging them to explore new genres and experimental forms,” Scott Rothkopf, the deputy director for programs and the chief curator at the Whitney, said. “She brings to the Whitney a wonderful complement of scholarly rigor, social commitment, and a deeply humane understanding of artists and their audiences.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle image via weblogs.clarin.com

[image via weblogs.clarin.com]

Sophie Calle (born 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle’s work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. Her photographic work often includes panels of text of her own writing.

Sophie Calle- Blind #14, 1986 Gelatin silver print, two chromogenic prints, and text panel image via www.metmuseum.org

Sophie Calle- Blind #14, 1986

Gelatin silver print, two chromogenic prints, and text panel

[image via www.metmuseum.org]

Calle is admired by several artists around the world, and has been paid homage with retrospectives of her work. Additionally, Calle’s text Exquisite Pain was adapted into a performance in 2004 by Forced Entertainment, a theatrical company based in Sheffield, England.

In bed with Sophie Calle: The artist's parody of Brigitte Bardot in 'Days lived under the Sign of B, C and W' image via www.telegraph.co.uk

In bed with Sophie Calle: The artist’s parody of Brigitte Bardot in ‘Days lived under the Sign of B, C and W’ [image via www.telegraph.co.uk]

Sophie Calle- Les dormeurs, 1979 image via www.elsilencio.com

Sophie Calle- Les dormeurs, 1979

[image via www.elsilencio.com]

At her gallery shows, Calle frequently supplies suggestion forms on which visitors are encouraged to furnish ideas for her art, while she sits beside them with a disinterested expression. In November 2008, she will participate in an exhibition “Système C, un festival de coincidence” proposed by the Stéréotypes Associés in Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris.

[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]

Sophie Calle, 67 Days to Unhappiness- # 66 image via artjetset.blogspot.com/

Sophie Calle, 67 Days to Unhappiness- # 66

[image via artjetset.blogspot.com]

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