Archive for the 'Go See' Category

AO Preview – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 17th – 20th, 2019

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Sadie Benning, Blow Up #26 (2018), via Kaufman Repetto
Sadie Benning, Blow Up #26 (2018), via Kaufman Repetto

Returning to the French capital for another year of exhibitions inside the iconic expanses of the Grand Palais, the Foire International Art Contemporain, or FIAC, opens its doors today in Paris.  The fair, which has operated for over 45 years in the city, has undergone several facelifts over the course of its lifetime, with its most recent editions courting a healthy mix of contemporary and modern works alongside more classical and historical modes, making it one of the world’s more ambitiously curated programs. (more…)

Marseille – Kiosk’s Marseille Art Space at Cité Radieuse, A Running Curatorial Project Open Now

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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Sophie Kitching, Untitled (Plume) (2019), via Kiosk

Known for its shop selling a range of meticulously curated and enigmatic products, the online platform Kiosk has traveled widely, orchestrating various projects and pop-ups, not to mention an inclusion in MoMA PS1’s Greater New York show that spotlighted its daring vision and unique approach to the fine lines traditional distinctions between shop and art gallery, product and art object.  (more…)

AO FAIR PREVIEW – LONDON: FRIEZE LONDON ART WEEK, OCTOBER 3TH – 6TH, 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #603 (2019), via Metro Pictures
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #603 (2019), via Metro Pictures

As the summer weather fades slowly into the dim light and changing leaves of autumn in London, the art world once again gears up for the annual return of Frieze to Regent’s Park this week, bringing with it its reputation for presenting the best of international contemporary art by emerging and established artists, and its signature program of dynamic commissions, talks and films, all unified under the fair’s bespoke tent design at the heart of the British capital.  Opening Wednesday with its VIP previews, the fair will offer a unique look at the state of the British art market, and that of the EU more broadly, while providing a platform for artists in Europe and abroad to explore and express new concepts and ideas in art practice. (more…)

AO Auction Preview – London: Contemporary Art Evening Sales, October 2nd – 4th, 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Alex Katz, Blue Umbrella I (1972), via Phillips
Alex Katz, Blue Umbrella I (1972), via Phillips

Opening alongside the bustling aisles of Frieze London this week, the Contemporary Art Market will give a test of its secondary branch in the British capital this week. Kicking off a trio of auctions at the major auction houses, this week should provide ample chance for bidders to show just how confident they are on the current state of Britain, its place in the European art market, and how Brexit might have changed those forecasts. With a hard deadline of October 31st looming, this week should provide ample evidence of just how buyers are feeling with major changes just over the horizon. (more…)

New York – Liz Glynn at Paula Cooper Through October 12th, 2019

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Liz Glynn, To Write (2016/2017), via Paula Cooper
Liz Glynn, To Write (2016/2017), via Paula Cooper

Over the course of the last few years, artist Liz Glynn has explored techniques in the production and presentation of technological objects and tools, seeking to explore and understand how disparate pieces and parts of a cultural milieu, particularly the tools used to construct, them, might provide a richer understanding of the culture itself. A sort of self-styled archaeological proposition, Technological Tools, as Glynn calls them, take center-stage at her current exhibition at Paula Cooper in New York, now on view through October 12th. (more…)

AO On-Site – New York: Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair, September 20th – 22nd, 2019

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Graphzine Exhibit, via Art Observed
Graphzine Exhibit, via Art Observed

The leaves are slowly beginning to change in New York City, the fall equinox is on its way, and like clockwork, the time has once again come for the New York Art Book Fair to set up shop inside the halls and yards of MoMA PS1, kicking off its fourteenth annual edition of a unique and energetic exhibition of young artists, publishers, writers and thinkers, each representing a small part of the national and international art publishing community.  Always free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. (more…)

New York – Judith Hopf: ‘Alifi” at Metro Pictures Through October 5th, 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Judith Hopf, Tongue as a Wall Piece (2019), via Metro Pictures
Judith Hopf, Tongue as a Wall Piece (2019), via Metro Pictures

Taking over the ground floor of Metro Pictures Gallery for her first exhibition with the space, the Berlin-based artist Judith Hopf has orchestrated a range of works drawing on surreal juxtapositions of space and material, narrative and image that marks a strong opening to the fall season. Comprised of three different sculptural series–Walls, Tongues, and Pears–the works on view further Hopf’s practice of employing everyday construction materials and common manufacturing processes to investigate the social dynamics of the contemporary built environment and its influence on human behavior. (more…)

New York – Elaine Cameron-Weir: “strings that show the wind” at JTT Through October 27th, 2019

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Elaine Cameron-Weir, it thought you were someone else it thought you were me bounded by strings in the distorted phases of a topological superfluid a mysterious density half-speed vortices and long walls  (2019), via JTT
Elaine Cameron-Weir, it thought you were someone else it thought you were me bounded by strings in the distorted phases of a topological superfluid a mysterious density half-speed vortices and long walls (2019), via JTT

On view this month at JTT Gallery in downtown Manhattan, artist Elaine Cameron-Weir has orchestrated a taut but conceptually nuanced exhibition, continuing her exploration of varied sculptural tropes, studied investigations of materiality and scale, and subtle, evolving narrative forms that hint at the artist’s rigorous process and abilities.

Elaine Cameron-Weir, it thought you were (detail) (2019), via JTT

Elaine Cameron-Weir, it thought you were someone else it thought you were me bounded by strings in the distorted phases of a topological superfluid a mysterious density half-speed vortices and long walls (detail) (2019), via JTT (more…)

New York – Roe Ethridge: “Sanctuary 2″ at Andrew Kreps Through November 2nd, 2019

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Roe Ethridge, Nathalie with Hot Dog and Flag (2014), via Andrew Kreps
Roe Ethridge, Nathalie with Hot Dog and Flag (2014), via Andrew Kreps

Currently on view at Andrew Kreps’s new 22 Cortlandt Alley exhibition space in the thriving TriBeCa arts district, photographer Roe Ethridge has opened a show of new works continuing his unique approach to the construction of the portrait, winding together strange environmental elements, a broad range of characters, and cultural milieu that act to disrupt and reshape the understanding of any one framing.

Roe Ethridge, Sanctuary 2 (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps
Roe Ethridge, Sanctuary 2 (Installation View), via Andrew Kreps

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New York – John Giorno: “Do the Undone” at Sperone Westwater Through October 26th, 2019

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

John Giorno, Do the Undone (Installation View), via Sperone Westwater
John Giorno, Do the Undone (Installation View), via Sperone Westwater

Opened this month at Sperone Westwater, celebrated poet and artist John Giorno has unleashed a selection of new sculptural works, canvases and other pieces centered around his ongoing explorations of language, energy and space. Having lived and worked on The Bowery for over 50 years, the show marks something of a return home for the artist, emphasizing his presence on the famed street while also emphatically marking his a renewed vivaciousness in his work. (more…)

New York – March Avery at Blum and Poe Through September 14th, 2019

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

March Avery, Sofa Companions (1967), via Blum & Poe
March Avery, Sofa Companions (1967), via Blum & Poe

Currently on view at Blum & Poe through the end of this week, the New York based artist March Avery marks her first solo exhibition with the gallery, and uses the platform to develop a masterful exhibition around still moments and subtle gestures, a fitting first intro to the artist’s body of work, which now spans over five decades. (more…)

New York – Nick van Woert: “Body Parts” at Grimm Gallery Through October 12th, 2019

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Nick van Woert, Untitled (detail) (2019), via Grimm
Nick van Woert, Untitled (detail) (2019), via Art Observed

Opening a show of new works at GRIMM New York under the title Body Parts, artist Nick van Woert returns to the city with a studied and at times strange investigation of embodiment, persona and material, arranging assemblages of human limbs, cast off materials and furniture to create a striking investigation of humanity and its functions in social space. (more…)

Los Angeles – The Harrisons: “Counter Extinction Work” at Various Small Fires Through August 24th, 2019

Monday, August 19th, 2019

The Harrisons, On Making Earth (1970-ongoing), via Various Small Fires
The Harrisons, On Making Earth (1970-ongoing), via Various Small Fires

Currently on view in Los Angeles, gallery Various Small Fires has compiled a selection of works from the careers of Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, affectionately referred to as “The Harrisons.”  A visionary pair who embraced early warning signs of a global ecological catastrophe, The Harrisons have used their lives and careers as a spring board for investigations and experimentations in just how artists mights provide alternatives and opportunities for global preservation in the face of global climate change and political indifference.  (more…)

New York: “303 Gallery: 35 Years” at 303 Gallery Through August 16th, 2019

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Untitled (2011), via 303 Gallery
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Untitled (2011), via 303 Gallery

35 years ago, gallerist Lisa Spellman opened 303 Gallery, a space that would stand as a cornerstone of the New York art world over the coming decades, and which still stands as an icon of distinctive artistic practices, conceptual rigor, and a little bit of New York style. Now, with the gallery celebrating its three and a half-decade milestone, it has launched a publication and exhibition culling together works and perspectives from the length of its run as a gallery.

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New York – Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Through August 3rd, 2019

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Alex Katz at Gavin Brown's Enterprise (Installation View), via Gavin Brown
Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (Installation View), via Gavin Brown

Artist Alex Katz is still painting daily at the age of 92, working at an impressively quick pace that sees the artist continuing to produce his elegant, smooth style of portraiture and landscape across a wide array of subjects and scenes. Acclaimed for his iconic portraits and impressionistic landscape depictions, the artist has inspired generations of painters. For his most recent exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in Harlem, the Brooklyn-born artist has compiled an impressive number of pieces, exploring the expanding reaches of his world and his painterly abilities. (more…)

Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilization Renews Debates Over Cultural Repatriation

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The opening of Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilizations has sparked renewed debate over the restitution of African artifacts and treasures to their native countries, as a new show features a range of works on loan from European Museums. “We cannot go to France and take them by force as they did in the days when they took them from our people,” says Abdu Latif Coulibaly said. “France, on the other hand, should help us identify artworks that originated in Senegal. We will then work together in bringing all of them back here.” (more…)

New York – Chelsea Culprit: “DMing Purgatory” at Queer Thoughts Through October 28th, 2018

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

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Chelsea Culprit (Installation View) all images via Queer Thoughts

For her second solo show at Queer Thoughts, Mexico-City based American artist Chelsea Culprit presents a body of new work which expands upon her exploration of female representation in the visual arts, one which aims to dismantle the typically male view point of our Western art history. (more…)

Paris Court Orders Return of Camille Pissarro Work to Family it was Looted From

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

A Paris court has decreed that a Pissarro painting stolen from a French Jewish family during the German occupation must be returned to the family, The Guardian reports. The work, seized from a Jewish collector, Simon Bauer, in 1943 by the Vichy government, was currently in the collection of American collectors Bruce and Robbi Toll.  (more…)

Art News Details Conditions Behind Shake-Up at MOCA LA

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Art News has a piece surveying the fallout over the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA, including a series of interviews with artists and collectors over the move.  In one interview, a donor recounts a time that Molesworth failed to show up for a tour of their collection. “I don’t show my collection to many people—it’s in my home. But Helen begged me twice to see the collection and then when I set it up, she no-showed me—and then never contacted me again,” an unnamed donor says. “Are you just supposed to put up with this sort of thing over and over again?”  (more…)

Qatari Artists Protest Blockade

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A group of artists and institutions in Qatar are protesting the ongoing blockade of the country with a body of public works and installations, Art Newspaper reports. “Selected artists will get the chance to produce a mural on a bridge, tunnel or wall within the country,” according to the Qatar Museums Authority. (more…)

Wikimedia Sweden Loses Case Over Digital Image Rights to Public Art

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Sweden, via BBCWikimedia Sweden has lost a court case over its rights to exhibit images of public sculpture against the Visual Copyright Society in Sweden, saying that digitally shown images of public art and sculpture should be protected by copyright law.  “Such a database can be assumed to have a commercial value that is not insignificant,” the court said in a statement.  “The court finds that the artists are entitled to that value.” (more…)

German and Swiss Museums Announced Joint Exhibition of Gurlitt Trove

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Couple by Hans Christoph, via The GuardianThe Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn and the Kunstmuseum Bern have announced joint plans to show a selection of works from the Cornelius Gurlitt trove, The Guardian reports.  The show will take on a “historically and scientifically contextualized framework.” (more…)

Artist Suing Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation for $65 Million

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Robert Mapplethorpe, via ArtforumArtist and performance poet Bobby Miller has filed a lawsuit against the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and a group of galleries for a total of $65 million, alleging that photos he took of the artist have been used without his permission or compensation for decades. (more…)

Austria’s Essl Museum to Close Following Government’s Refusal to Offer Funding

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Essl Musem, via ArtforumFollowing a decision by the Austrian government not to offer operation cost funding to the private Essl Museum, the institution has announced its decision to close July 1st.  “Sadly, this won’t be possible any longer,“ says collector Karlheinz Essl. (more…)