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Journeys Into The Outside

Howard Finster, Man’s best Friend, date unknown, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

by Miranda Charalambous

Howard Finster, Man’s best Friend, date unknown, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

Howard Finster, Man’s best Friend, date unknown, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

The Museum of Everything is a touring institution, founded by Jeremy Brett that exhibits and curates the work of private art-makers and non-academic artists. Recently, the museum opened The Gallery of Everything, the first space for outsider art in London. The new venture enables artists to sell their work and reach a wider audience. The gallery opens with a new show, Journeys into the Outside which takes its name from the title of a Channel Four documentary made in 1998 which focused on a handful of  eccentric artmakers. Jarvis Cocker, the researcher of the series explained,

“A decade ago I’d seen something in these places. Now it was time to find out exactly what that something was.”

Curated in a suitably random fashion, this show brings to light the phenomenal achievements of the artists featured in the series. It displays a selection of their lesser known artwork coupled with some insightful film footage. The exhibition begins with Harold Finster, a born again bicycle repairer who built an amazing sculpture park which he covered completely with pictures and narratives. His lively brushwork also graced the surfaces of album covers, including one for Talking Heads. All over his fantastical mirror paintings, aliens, spaceships and ghouls float between pockets of biblical annotations. According to Finster, God had requested 5,000 works of art, so he numbered each one to keep a tally.

Chomo (Roger Chomeaux), Mutant à Deaux Visages, date unknown, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

Chomo (Roger Chomeaux), Mutant à Deaux Visages, date unknown, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

The French outsider, Chomo trained as an artist but chose to reject art’s conventions. For fifty years, he embarked on an experimental art project in the woods near Fontainebleau.  Using the materials around him, he sculpted strange creatures with sightless eyes and charred paintings daubed with silver paint.

The motley collection of wooden crosses were crudely hewn by W.C. Rice, a  self-ordained preacher who received a calling from God to get creative. These priceless relics were once homed at his famed Cross Garden in Alabama. This vast allotment of rusty car parts, fridges and washing machines was painted throughout with holy rants. Although now, divorced from their eccentric maker and roadside setting, his defamatory crosses seem more like grisly souvenirs.

Journeys Into The Outside, The Gallery of Everything, London, Photo: Damian Griffiths, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

Journeys Into The Outside, The Gallery of Everything, London, Photo: Damian Griffiths, Courtesy of The Gallery of Everything

“Journeys Into The Outside” opens from 25th September to 20th November 2016 at

The Gallery of Everything

4 Chiltern Street

London W1

Website: www.gallevery.com

JOSH BILTON: UNDERSONG

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

A weighty stone plinth sits on Joss Bilton’s shoulders. Bilton at once becomes an inanimate object but one that denotes power and status, a human monument. Without a face, his personality is eradicated and his body yields to the stone edifice behind him. It is a peculiar sight but one that immediately connects us to the theme of Undersong. This new show, part of Bilton’s ongoing work concerns self, body and land causes us to reflect on the significance of Portland Stone, a limestone quarried on the Portland peninsula in Dorset. Conveying a sense of power and authority, the stone was used extensively as a building material to construct many of London’s landmarks including the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral. The artist considers whether it is possible to find other meanings in Portland Stone besides its usual connotations?

 

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

Undersong is a lyrical work incorporating sound, video and a guided walk through Hackney. It takes the viewer on an exploration of the stone through sound, sight and touch, both in the gallery and out into the cityscape. In Bilton’s video, an intense crackling sound begins as chalky hands strive to release themselves from the strictures of partially dried clay. Eventually, the crackling ceases and gives way to an eerie undercurrent of intoned voices. A clay mask is formed from the contours of the artist’s face and becomes a monument, balanced precariously on a plinth.

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

 

The scene changes to the site of the Albion Stone workshop where water cascades over the vast blocks of stone. A large cutting wheel saws its way through an enormous block of stone. It takes a long time to cut but implores you to see it through. Smaller stones, now audible above the din of the water clink melodically. The dedication of the work coupled with the clinking of the stones creates an almost monastic ambience. It is a very beautiful sound.

When the video closes, it is time to take a piece of Portland Stone from the gallery and follow the route to the bell tower. An audio of sounds and poetry accompanies you on your way through the crumbling grave stones where

“You
can try and read the inscriptions
by your hand, find the lip of tar
or thin edge of white paint
covering the south sur-
face or between the
two where a wild
patch of grass,
the fuck you so delicate
in biro
buries”

Extract from Cairn poem by Holly Corfield Carr

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

Courtesy of the artist and commissioned by SPACE. Image credit: Tim Bowditch

24 June – 17 September 2016 | 129 – 131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH | www.spacestudios.org.uk

Must Sees: August 1 – 7

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LONDON

Francis Alÿs: Ciudad Juárez projects | David Zwirner
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24 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EZ | June 11 – August 5, 2016 | http://www.davidzwirner.com

Make Your Movements: Korean Contemporary Objects, A New Approach | Korean Cultural Centre UK
fabrikr11-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW | 1 August – 17 September 2016 | http://londonkoreanlinks.net

Motors 36 5/9 | Motors Gallery
co-ordinate-pressure-build1-lge-1400x996-432 Shacklewell Street, London E2 7EG | 1 August – 30 September 2016 | http://motorsgallery.co.uk

Zevs: The Big Oil Splash | Lazarides
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11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR | July 28, 2016 – September 1, 2016 | http://www.lazinc.com

Raqib Shaw: Self Portraits | White Cube
9a91b3a1fb62d6931a9d2f102da69702_0144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ | July 13 – september 11, 2016 | http://whitecube.com

NEW YORK

Teiji Furuhashi: Lovers | MoMA
331_1998_Furuhashi_311 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 | Through February 12, 2017 | http://www.moma.org

 

By Appointment Only | Lazy Susan Gallery
tumblr_oahc3haKwv1v2zal7o1_1280191 Henry Street, New York | August 1 – 2, 2016 | http://lazysusan.nyc

Last chance:
hot, opalescent, thick tears that poets and lovers shed | James Chen Projects
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July 26 – August 1, 2016 | 208 Bowery Street, New York | http://www.jameschenprojects.xyz

A.I.R. Gallery Artists: New Art In An Old House | Nolan Park
unspecifiedHouse 5B, Nolan Park, New York 10004 | 30 Jul 2016 – 26 Sep 2016 | http://www.airgallery.org

HIRAKI SAWA: MAN IN CAMERA

Hiraki Sawa, Drawing for Man in Camera, Man in Camera, 2016, Ink drawing on giclée print, 75 x 95 mm
Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London
Hiraki Sawa, Drawing for Man in Camera, Man in Camera, 2016, Ink drawing on giclée print, 75 x 95 mm Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London

Hiraki Sawa, Drawing for Man in Camera, Man in Camera, 2016, Ink drawing on giclée print, 75 x 95 mm
Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London

The imaginative work of Hiraki Sawa appeals to a subjective mind. This exhibition invites us to contemplate the significance of memories and how they shape our identity. The artist interiorises these themes within the context of domesticity, mingling real life experiences with fictional narratives. These very personal recollections are difficult to empathise with but the aura they impart creates an immersive and sometimes uncanny experience for the viewer. Man in Camera conveys the theme of memory through film, installations, sculpture, drawings and photography.

His surreal video installation, Man in Camera situates Sawa in the context of his studio where memories infiltrate his art. Introducing his occupation as an artist, the film conveys his state of mind through recurring motifs.  A time-worn place with peeling timbers, damp walls and antiquated plumbing, the interior provides a subdued backdrop for his hand-drawn fantastical animations that pepper the scene of his activities. In Sawa’s imaginary world, pencils, lines and ladders spring to life, appearing and disappearing in a rythmical sequence that intensifies the notion of interiority. A tinkling soundtrack suggests that these recurring elements are metaphors for the artist’s creativity. The latter is symbolised by the animated whorls of an enlarged finger print that hovers over him while he works. The recurring motif appears again in his strangely contrived stamp collection of modified family photographs depicting ladders, hatched faces and strangely shrouded cars. Whereas Magritte’s shrouded faces evoke mystery, Sawa’s hatched faces reference concern for the effects of amnesia where memory is literally ‘stamped out’.

Hiraki Sawa, Man in Camera (video still), 2015-16, Single channel video, drawings, mixed media, installation, Duration 8’ 50’’ Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London

Hiraki Sawa, Man in Camera (video still), 2015-16, Single channel video, drawings, mixed media, installation, Duration 8’ 50’’
Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London

Sawa’s interest in the history of photography is evident as the exhibition continues. In his video installation, Envelope  the full-sized bodies of dancing women can be glimpsed through a large mirror on the wall acting as a portal to the developing scenario. Shadowed by their own image as they dance, the women’s conjoined skirts form a whirling hourglass. Their ghostly  doubles recall the concept of the Victorian stereoscope whereby separate images of the same scene are viewed as one three-dimensional image. The recurring theme of the candle in the film becomes an object of meditation as women with darkened faces attempt to recall lost memories.

In Sawa’s Sleeping Machine series, goats wander the cityscape like a dream sequence while cogs, dials and gauges tick away the present to form new memories. Perhaps as time erodes some memories, our identity sadly errodes with it.

Hiraki Sawa, Man in Camera (video still), 2015-16, Single channel video, drawings, mixed media, installation, Duration 8’ 50’’ Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London

Hiraki Sawa, Man in Camera (video still), 2015-16, Single channel video, drawings, mixed media, installation, Duration 8’ 50’’
Photograph © Hiraki Sawa and Parafin, London

 

15 July – 17 September 2016 | 18 Woodstock Street, London W1C 2AL | www.parafin.co.uk

 

 

 

Owner of Luxury Art Hotel on How Art Is Moving Into Ibiza

Larry's List

As a key lender and advisor to Basquiat and Haring exhibitions in different parts of the world since the 1990s, Lio Malca is also the owner of Casa Malca, a private luxury hotel in Tulum, which features artworks from his private collection consisting of: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marco Brambilla, George Condo, Keith Haring and so forth.

‘Owner of Luxury Art Hotel on How Art Is Moving Into Ibiza’
Larry`s List | July 27, 2016

Pharrell Williams Creates Score for “Rules Of The Game” Performance This Fall

Artnet

Starting on September 12, New York’s Guggenheim will present “Work & Process,” a series that exposes the creative processes of several renowned artists across multiple disciplines, including musician and producer Pharrell Williams.

‘Pharrell Williams Creates Score for “Rules Of The Game” Performance This Fall’
Artnet | Carol Civre | July 26, 2016

Must Sees: July 25 – 31

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LONDON

Kenji Yamada | Smurfed remain | Chelsea College of Arts
yamadaKenji Yamada was part of the Chelsea College of Art Exchange Residency Program. Being intrigued by the Morpeth Arms’ underground basement tunnel, a new art project was formed. The public’s attraction to the live CCTV images in the former prison, made Kenji researching this kind of interaction. This week a number of talks will be projected in the tunnel, which will in turn be seen in the pub upstairs.

16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU Londen | July 25 – 29, 2016 | https://www.facebook.com

Collaboration In Progress | Lewisham Arthouse
marion2Wimbledon MFA graduate Marion Phillini is the key figure in this exhibition, but is definitely not doing it on her own. Amongst her own work, she’s inviting you to be part of this ever-changing one week exhibition. This week is the outcome of an experiment on collaboration, in collaboration with Wimbledon MFA Students. Expect Digital and video installation, shifting down the blacked out project space. Growing and evolving, following the input of the audience.

140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD | July 22 – 29, 2016 | http://www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Yuri Pattinson: User, space | Chisenhale Gallery

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Yuri Pattison, user, space (2016). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2016. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist; mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin; Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin; and Labor, Mexico. Photo: Andy Keate.

London based Yuri Pattinson is inspired by science fiction and Modern architecture, two opposites one would think, but it works. Resulting in an entirely new body of work, architectural sculptures and out of this world digital art. It sometimes feels like stepping into an abandoned  futuristic office. Pattinson is the produce of the 18 months Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency.

64 CHISENHALE ROAD, LONDON E3 5QZ  | July 7 – August 28, 2016 | http://chisenhale.org.uk

Babak Ghazi | Arcadia Missa

Babak Ghazi, 2016, Installation Shot with Georgi, Courtesy The Artist & Arcadia Missa

Babak Ghazi, 2016, Installation Shot with Georgi, Courtesy The Artist & Arcadia Missa

Everybody knows the feeling of spending dreamy moments in the attic/basement going through old boxes of memories. Imagine this feeling transported to a gallery space under the railway, sometimes surrounded by cute little dogs, finding boxes full of binders containing pictures of more dogs. And people. Basically Babak Ghazis life in pictures, through which the audience can create its own stories.

69 Lyndhurst Way, London SE15 4RF | July 1 – 30, 2016 | http://arcadiamissa.com
Stephane Graff: A Catalogue of Errors | Almine Rech Gallery
almine-rech-gallery-stephane-graff---a-catalogue-of-errors16275jpgThe works by Stephane Graff look like they’re spreads taken out an art catalogue. The double pages hold works by icons like Andy Warhol and Picasso. Giving it a closer look, the texts are as memorable. Combining existing visuals and words to new pairs, gave both text and image a new point of view.

11 Savile Row, 1st floor, Mayfair W1S 3PG London UK  | May 19 — July 30, 2016 | http://www.alminerech.com

 

NEW YORK

Daydream from 2013 | CANADA
NYdaydreamCurated by Matthew Flaherty, ‘Daydream from 2013’ shows works by Sam Anderson, Olivia Erlanger, Anna Glantz, Rose Marcus, Alissa McKendrick, Marlie Mul, Libby Rothfeld. As confusing as the name of the gallery already is, the theme through the exhibition remains quite vague as well: ‘Regarding human presence and obsolescence.’ Although I have to say this sounds quite intriguing already, daydreaming always is. It means transporting yourself to another world where everything is possible. Works that are trying to translate this feeling, creating a new world all together.

333 Broome St, New York, NY 10002 | July 22 – August 26, 2016 | https://www.canadanewyork.com
Sexting | Kate Werble Gallery

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MOLLY ZUCKERMAN-HARTUNG| UNTITLED, 2015 | ACRYLIC, OIL, INK, AND BLEACH ON CANVAS AND LINEN
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The phenomena of sexting is a big thing nowadays. Sending your naked body away from the safe haven called home. Floating through to virtual space to -hopefully- end up with the right person. Carmen Winant once said “[O]ur sexts…careen through virtual networks by the millions per day”. She is one of the artists showing sexting related artwork in this exhibition. What is ‘sexting related’ art? Is it more than ‘naked body related’ art? It is when taking some of Winant’s questions in mind: “When else in history have we been both author of, and witness to, our own bodies in sex?” and “How far away can we get from ourselves?”.

83 Vandam Street, New York | July 21 – August 19, 2016 | http://www.katewerblegallery.com

Katherine Bauer: Of the Quarry Land | Microscope Gallery

Katherine Bauer, “Waterfolds no.2” and “Waterfolds no.3”, 2016, analog c-prints, 36 x 24 inches – Image courtesy of the artist 

Katherine Bauer, “Waterfolds no.2” and “Waterfolds no.3”, 2016, analog c-prints, 36 x 24 inches – Image courtesy of the artist

This is Microscope Gallery’s second solo exhibition by Katherine Bauer. She works essentialy with 16mm film. With this series she is focusing on nature and abandoned industrial quarry, and the interaction between those two. For example the quarry has springs beneath it that were once considered sacred.

1329 Willoughby Avenue, #2B Brooklyn, NY 11237 | July 1 – August 7, 2016 | http://www.microscopegallery.com
Crystal Z Campbell and Richard Garet: SOUND 1 | Cindy Rucker Gallery
NYsound1Sound 1 is the first of two exhibitions exploring sound as a medium to create art. In stead of entering a gallery filled with visual arts, the art is more hidden here. The few microphones and headphones we see are not the work, only the messenger. A certain tension is created, imagine entering a dark room where you can only hear sounds, knowing that in a few seconds the light will turn on and you will see where that sound is coming from. Feel the tingeling tention yet? Crystal Z Campbell fuses historical narratives with contemporary issues and Richard Garret’s work brings -accidental- background sounds in the limelight.

141 Attorney Street, New York, NY 10002 | July 19 -August 12, 2016 | http://www.cindyruckergallery.com

Tarantallegra | Hester
NYhesterBe ready to enter a room full of organic wooden shapes. Those are not the sculptures or art work, but the pedestals, definitely contributing to the work itself. Once you’re past the wonders of the overall look, it’s time to dig deeper. You will find yourself in between curiosities, treasures and quirky artefacts.. Sculptures, drawings, collages, even pieces of clothes seemingly random, but oh so perfect in he whole composition.

July 7 – august 7, 2016 | 55-59 CHRYSTIE ST, SUITE 203, NEW YORK, NY 10002 | http://hester.nyc

Collector and Curator Claus Busch Risvig on His Excitement about the Scandinavian Art Scene

Larry's List

Being one of Denmark’s foremost art collectors, Claus Busch Risvig focuses on collecting art by emerging contemporary artists. To bring his passion for art to another lever, he has become one of the curators of the upcoming CODE Art Fair – the first international art fair in Scandinavia to be held in August 2016.

‘Collector and Curator Claus Busch Risvig on His Excitement about the Scandinavian Art Scene’
Larry’s List | July 23, 2016

SAM AUSTEN, MARTE EKNAES AND ANDREW MEALOR

Sam Austen, Somehow Eaten in the Dark, 2016, 3 channel video installation, 9.11 mins, silent. Photograph © the artist and Laure Genillard Gallery

The work of Sam Austen, Marte Eknaes and Andrew Mealor combines in an absorbing new exhibition at Laure Genillard in London. The group show is curated by Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot and comprises sculptural works, video installations, found objects and unconventional interior detailing. Embellished or unmodified, mundane objects and dull corners find their moment, linking interior with exterior and gallery with grime. Consequently, meanings blur as irreverent materials and some less familiar items are displaced from their usual contexts and associations which together or on their own produce unexpected scenarios.

The show opens with Sam Austen’s ‘Somehow Eaten in the Dark’, a striking video installation of clipped wire fragments that systematically build, double-up and disappear. Intermittent strobing jars the eye as his harmonious barbs seek order from an entangled mass. Things soon turn sickly, though as the wires begin to enmesh impudent slogans, and poke through goo. As the exhibition progresses, Austen’s scaffolding of wiry filaments form larger structures in empathy with concurrent themes.

 

Sam Austen, Somehow Eaten in the Dark, 2016, 3 channel video installation, 9:11 mins, silent. Photograph © the artist and Laure Genillard Gallery

Sam Austen, Somehow Eaten in the Dark, 2016, 3 channel video installation, 9:11 mins, silent. Photograph © the artist and Laure Genillard Gallery

Marte Eknaes is inspired by escalators, plastic bollards and bristles on revolving doors. Here, bristles from her loaded toothbrush oscillate a whirling pattern of curly hairs. The busy motif continues in Angel Pubes where her eccentric aluminium wall coverings enliven a store cupboard door. Downstairs, the artist’s humour turns sour. Overbearing and ominous, two dark inflatable rings carry warnings for summer fun. Further on, a flaccid yellow tube wriggles its chemical contents to stave off an imminent disaster. Andrew Mealor’s battered cabinet has been  carelessly left unlocked. A seepage of spilt chemicals kill the company Christmas tree as they merge towards the ‘sock’.

 

Marte Eknaes, Lubetech, 2016, Absorbent Superior Chemical Sock. Photograph © the artist and Laure Genillard Gallery

Marte Eknaes, Lubetech, 2016, Absorbent Superior Chemical Sock. Photograph © the artist and Laure Genillard Gallery

Marte Eknaes, Hi Performance (Super Fun), 2016 and Lubetechs, 2016 Photograph © the artists and Laure Genillard Gallery

Andrew Mealor, Filth/scum/pig + breakfast 4 Tiffany (suggested) failed novel, 2016, Grinded locker and Christmas Tree. Marte Eknaes, Hi Performance (Super Fun), 2016 and Lubetechs, 2016 Photograph © the artists and Laure Genillard Gallery

9 July – 3 September 2016 | Laure Genillard Gallery, 2 Hanway Place, London W1T 1HB | www.lglondon.org

Kanye West Is Last-Minute Addition to Art-Star Studded Watermill Center Summer Benefit

Artnet

Kanye West, who’s been infiltrating the upper echelons of the art world of late, will be collaborating on an art installation piece with Robert Wilson on July 30 at the annual summer benefit gala at the Watermill Center in the Hamptons.

‘Kanye West Is Last-Minute Addition to Art-Star Studded Watermill Center Summer Benefit’
Artnet | Amah-Rose Abrams | July 22, 2016

Rashid Johnson Is Second Artist Ever Named to Guggenheim Foundation’s Board

Artnet

Artist Rashid Johnson is the second artist to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. (Founding director, curator, and baroness Hilla von Rebay, an abstract artist who died in 1967, was the first.)

‘Rashid Johnson Is Second Artist Ever Named to Guggenheim Foundation’s Board’
Artnet | Henri Neuendorf | July 22, 2016

French luxury goods billionaire François Pinault makes German debut

The Art Newspaper

The French luxury goods billionaire François Pinault is showing works from his vast contemporary art collection for the first time in Germany in the exhibition Dancing with Myself at the Museum Folkwang in Essen.

‘French luxury goods billionaire François Pinault makes German debut’
The Art Newspaper | July 21, 2016 | GARETH HARRIS

Art Collection of Legendary Dealer Leslie Waddington to Be Auctioned at Christie’s London

Artnet

The collection of the legendary art dealer Leslie Waddington, who passed away last November at the age of 81, will be offered for sale as a single-owner auction at Christie’s London during Frieze Week in October 2016.

‘Art Collection of Legendary Dealer Leslie Waddington to Be Auctioned at Christie’s London’
Artnet | Carol Civre, | July 21, 2016

A First Look at Lisa Frank’s Rainbow-Tinged Take on the Adult Coloring Book Craze

Artnet

Attention adult coloring book fans: All your dreams are about to come true. The latest brand to take advantage of the coloring craze is Lisa Frank, the groovy, psychedelic brand of stickers, folders, and other school supplies that no school girl of the 1990s dared be seen without.

‘A First Look at Lisa Frank’s Rainbow-Tinged Take on the Adult Coloring Book Craze’
Artnet | Sarah Cascone | July 21, 2016

Artist Who Built Wall Around Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Explains Why

Artnet

Lest we forget Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s high-profile celebrity status, anonymous Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus has targeted the real estate mogul and former “The Apprentice” host’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a witty new art installation.

‘LA Street Artist Who Built Wall Around Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Explains Why He Did It’
Artnet | Sarah Cascone | July 21, 2016

Frida Kahlo: why we can’t look away from the world’s first selfie superstar

The Guardian

It’s before 10am on a Tuesday but dozens are already lining up outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales, waiting for the gallery to let them into its latest blockbuster exhibition, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Most of them are here for Kahlo, the iconoclastic Mexican artist who died aged 47 after a life marred by disability and whose work – inspired by indigenous Mexican culture and tradition – depicted her dreams, her pain, her feminism and volatile love affair with Rivera.

‘Frida Kahlo: why we can’t look away from the world’s first selfie superstar’
The Guardian | July 20, 2016 | Brigid Delaney

Björk is Back at the Museum With Immersive Reality Show at London’s Somerset House

Artnet

Remember MoMA’s lambasted Björk show last year?
The Icelandic singer seems not to have been deterred by the scathing reviews, as she is dipping her toes back into the art world with a new exhibition, titled “Björk Digital,” which will launch at London’s Somerset House in September.

‘Björk is Back at the Museum With Immersive Reality Show at London’s Somerset House’
Artnet | Naomi Rea | July 20, 2016

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low’s Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

Artnet

Following a press conference in Washington, D.C. this morning announcinga planned $1 billion asset seizure from troubled Malaysian financier Jho Low, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released detailed—and frequently mind-boggling—documents showing how hundreds of millions of dollars were inappropriately transferred from Low’s 1MDB fund, to personal accounts or unrelated business entities and in some cases, used to pay for tens of millions worth of art work.

‘Prosecutors Expose Jho Low’s Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art’
Artnet | Eileen Kinsella | July 20, 2016

Lawyerly Lairs: A Lawyer And Art Collector’s $6 Million Home

Above the Law

What does lawyer and art collector Aaron Fleischman have against President Barack Obama? A few weeks ago, we reported on how the Obamas plan to move to D.C.’s tony Kalorama neighborhood after leaving the White House, and now Fleischman’s mansion at 6 Kalorama Circle is up for sale.

‘Lawyerly Lairs: A Lawyer And Art Collector’s $6 Million Home’
Above the Law | July 19, 2016 | DAVID LAT

Ai Weiwei Claims the Chinese Authorities Made Him Famous

Artnet

To mark the start of Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Austrian 21er Haus—the contemporary art branch of Vienna’s Belvedere Museum—the Chinese artist and activist gave an interview with the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung in which he declared that the Chinese state made him famous.

‘Ai Weiwei Claims the Chinese Authorities Made Him Famous’
Artnet | Henri Neuendorf | July 18, 2016

Must Sees: July 18 – July 24

Jeff Gillette: Mickey Nagasaki Orange

LONDON
I Found This Supernova In Your Summer House | The Dot Project
dotHow does summer look like? Hot? Dreamy? Steamy? Both Goia Mujalli and George Rouy do quite good at translating the summer into art. Their dual painting show bring our favourite season in one room. The reference to a supernova can be seen as an explosion in the vivid images, as though they could never be still, but always moving. Another element their work has in common is the use of layers, as if your looking from behind a see-through screen, observing from a distance.

94 FULHAM ROAD, LONDON, SW3 6HS | July 7 – August  31 | http://thedotproject.com/exhibitions
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick | Somerset House

IMAGE FREE TO USE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS EXHIBITION ONLY© Licensed to London News Pictures. Works by artists Philip Castle and Paul Insect are shown at the exhibition Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick in partnership with Canon at Somerset House in London. The show opens on July 6, 2016 and runs until August 24, 2016.  The exhibition features 50 works inspired by the legendary film director from a host of contemporary artists, musicians and filmmakers. London, UK.   Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

© Licensed to London News Pictures. Works by artists Philip Castle and Paul Insect Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP

Film makers, musicians and  contemporary artists have been been invited to respond to Kubrick’s work. A scene, a movie, a character influences new artistic creations. Certainly not to be missed is the VR installation, transporting you to the 2001:A Space Odyssey Space Capsule. No worries even without the VR glasses you’ll be part of Kubrick’s interior, if you recognise the carpet. The exhibition is supported by Mrs. Kubrick.

 

Strand, London WC2R 1LA | 6 July – 24 August 2016 | http://www.daydreamingwith.com | https://www.somersethouse.org.uk
JIM HODGES | STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY
Screen Shot 2016-07-16 at 12.57.33Not only his work is eye candy, also the way his paintings, drawings and sculptures are presented. Stepping in a black room where the only light comes from tree paintings, surely gives you the feeling of being in a mysterious forest. Alone, and surrounded by green. All contributing to the theme of time, fragility and temporality, expressed through concepts of nature.
11 Old Burlington Street, London | June 10 – July 23, 2016 | http://www.stephenfriedman.com/
JEFF GILLETTE: POST DISMAL | LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY

Jeff Gillette: Mickey Nagasaki Orange

Jeff Gillette: Mickey Nagasaki Orange

The artist that prefers Dismaland over Disneyland exists, and no it’s not Banksy. The so called ‘demusement park’ was originally inspired by the work of Jeff Gillette, because it shared a similar theme overthrow of disney and its characters, as Banksy had in mind. Now the roles are reversed when Gillette shows 15 paintings, inspired by Dismaland. Although he has been creating this kind of post-apocalyptic scenes (and visiting them) for over 20 years now, this is his first UK solo show.

42 New Compton Street, London WC2H 8DA |June 24 – July 23, 2016 | http://www.lawrencealkingallery.com
MIKE DARGAS | Opera Gallery
Thumbnail website Dargas3German artist Mike Dargas isn’t a photographer, but a painter. His work might trick you with it’s extreme realistic details and precision. His large scale portraits all have a certain sensuality over them, mostly created by unidentified liquids flooding his subjects faces. This might not sound as sensual as it looks, but believe me it’s true.

134 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TF | July 6 – 20, 2016 | http://www.operagallery.com
NEW YORK
The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look At Men

Kathe Burkhart WHORE: from the liz taylor series (the only game in town) 2013 Acrylic, fabric, composition leaf, condom, fake pearls and gems, decorative papers and digital prints on canvas Courtesy the artist

Kathe Burkhart WHORE: from the liz taylor series (the only game in town) 2013 Acrylic, fabric, composition leaf, condom, fake pearls and gems, decorative papers and digital prints on canvas Courtesy the artist

The female gaze: part one, was ‘Women looking at women’ in 2009. With “Would we react different if portraits were made by men?” as the main question. Women are often seen as the oppressed, which results in feminist art, by strong independent female artists. This exhibition is taking a step further. 32 women fix their gaze on men and translate it in paintings, photographs and sculptures, making them ‘the oppressed’. Intimidating? Not really. Interesting? Yes. Mostly surprising that artworks still have to be read through the artist, and not be judged on the quality of the work itself. This exhibition shows some inspiring and innovative artworks, that should be the reason to give it a look.
547 WEST 25TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10001 | June 23 – September 2, 2016 | http://www.cheimread.com
MELODRAMA, ACT 2: NEW YORK | LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN
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Melodrama, is taking place in the London (Act one) and New York (Act two) gallery of Luxembourg & Dayan. A melodramatic play composed by six sculptures, a series of photographs, and one video. Amongst the characters are Vincenzo Gemito’s 19th century wax Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi and Jeff Koons’ Italian Woman, demonstrating their lifelong drama since departed. Another pair going hand in hand are Urs Fischer’s ‘Foxtrot’ and Richard Serra’s Hand Catching Lead. This chair sculpture and black and white video are crossing two- and three-dimensional media, ‘instigating a movement between grounding and uncertainty’.

64 EAST 77TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10075 | 14 JULY – 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 | http://www.luxembourgdayan.com
SCHOOL’S OUT! | MIKE WEISS GALLERY

Trush Holmes, Balcony, 2016 Gel medium, oil stick and neon on canvas mounted to panel

Trush Holmes, Balcony, 2016 Gel medium, oil stick and neon on canvas mounted to panel

School’s out! Freedom! What does this mean to artists Deborah Brown, Thrush Holmes, Jerry Kearns and Liao Yibai? For them it is playfully breaking from the ordinary and letting the imagination run wild. Their works also have a certain innocent childish expression, which gives the title more meaning than just a link to freedom.

 

520 West 24th Stree, NY | June 28 – August 8, 2016 | http://www.mikeweissgallery.com

No Free Tax Art Month | 247365
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Artists Gavin Brown, Leah Guadagnoli, Henry Gunderson, Scott Keightley, Nathaniel de Large, Christina Leung, Molly Lowe, Raúl De Nieves, Walter Price, Benjamin Reiss bring contemporary sculptures, paintings, mixed media to the traditional gallery space. Sculptures on white pedestals, paintings on white walls. Vibrant and fresh, as if they want to rip loose from the classic setting. The American patriotic poster contradicts the dreamy sugarcoated art.

57 Stanton St. NY 10002 |July 1 – 31, 2016 | http://twentyfourseventhreesixtyfive.biz
Radical Plastic: Curated by Rachel Reese | Cue Art Foundation
Goyette_Mia_Blumenvasen_Radical-Plastic‘Radical Plastic: Curated by Rachel Reese’, is the winning selection from 2015-2016 call for curatorial projects. Rachel Reese is the founder of ‘Possible Projects’ in Brooklyn and brings now together artists Becca Albee, Carolyn Carr, Catherine Czacki, Rachel Debuque, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Michelle Grabner, Mia Goyette, Ria Roberts, and Carolyn Salas. The exhibition’s themes are the problematics of bodies and gender based constructs. This is hard to find when giving the works a first look, it is more in the way they are constructed. The crossed identity of the in-betweens is expressed by crossing media and subjects.

137 West 25th Street, Ground Floor, NY 10001 | July 16 – August 20, 2016 | http://cueartfoundation.org

CORNELIA PARKER: FOUND

Bob and Roberta Smith, I Found Love, 2016 © Bob and Roberta Smith
Bob and Roberta Smith, I Found Love, 2016 © Bob and Roberta Smith

Bob and Roberta Smith, I Found Love, 2016 © Bob and Roberta Smith

When Laure Prouvost woke up to find her Stong Sory Vegetables had fallen from the sky she was imagining things. This time the artist’s humble legumes have tumbled below stairs to join a medley of curiosities at Found, a new show curated by Cornelia Parker for the Foundling Museum in London. The exhibition is about the significance of the found object, an entity that has fired the imagination and re-kindled the memories of more than sixty artists. The curator gave them one condition, “In order for something to be ‘found’, it has to be at some point in its history been ‘lost’ ’’.

Fading on the wall above mildewed playing cards is Vicky Parson’s unframed painting depicting a scrap of yellow blanket. Bright on one side and worn on the other, it is a timely reminder of the ‘tokens’ or scraps of fabric given by fallen women who gave up their babies to the Foundling Hospital, which is now the museum. The other half of the token was retained by the mother to present as proof on her return, if her situation became more favourable. The archives of the Museum are filled with these tiny scraps.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Found), 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Found), 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

Phyllida Barlow’s painted household rubbish embodies the found object as an artist’s material. In fact, Mona Hatoum created her fine wire sculptures when no other material was to hand. As the exhibition progresses, it becomes apparent that the idea of the ‘found’ object becomes more subjective, even in the way of finding yourself or even love. What started as a plausible statement, now becomes blurred in the myriad of found definitions that these artists unearth. Was Dorothy Cross’s Tube Worm Bottle with strange, fossilised tentacles once lost? Or was its barnacled body just a discarded item? Found suddenly becomes an absorbing subject.

Artwork either contains found items or is simply deemed as ‘found’ because the artists have re-discovered their pieces years later. With that revelation, they have discovered a new meaning or story. John Smith reveals a very poignant narrative in Dad’s Stick, an item that he kept all his life as a souvenir after redundancy. His found ruler revealed much about his father’s mind-set.

An object’s initial discovery is a moment treasured by Jeff McMillan. His Man with a Necktie was top and tailed in paint to partially conceal the image from the viewer. Likewise, Tacita Dean’s reversed her purchased embroidery to hide its words and present a new story for her Found Fortress. Some found objects have less appeal, such as a lost strand of hair drooping under a bit of Cello tape. Once lustrous and bouncy on a woman’s head, perhaps it ended up in her soup.

Thomas Heatherwick, Seventy Years of Stirring, 2015 © Thomas Heatherwick. Photograph by Ed Lyon

Thomas Heatherwick, Seventy Years of Stirring, 2015 © Thomas Heatherwick. Photograph by Ed Lyon

40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ | May 27 – September 4, 2016 | www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

DAVID BOWIE’S ART COLLECTION AT SOTHEBY’S

GQ

avid Bowie may not have been a painter or a sculptor, but the late musical legend was an artist in the truest sense of the word.

Auctioneers Sotheby’s have announced that Bowie’s personal artcollection, consisting of almost 300 works by artists including contemporary artist Damien Hirst and conceptual pioneer Marcel Duchamp, will go on display in advance of being put to auction in November.

‘DAVID BOWIE’S £10M ART COLLECTION TO BE REVEALED AT SOTHEBY’S’
GQ | July 14, 2016 | Ailis Brennan

New show reveals grisly details behind Van Gogh’s mutilated ear

The Art Newspaper

An Amsterdam exhibition on Vincent van Gogh’s medical problems will include the revolver which he used to kill himself in 1890. Teio Meedendorp, a researcher at the Van Gogh Museum, believes it is highly probable that the corroded Lefaucheux revolver found in a field was the suicide weapon.

‘New show reveals grisly details behind Van Gogh’s mutilated ear’
The Art Newspaper | July 13, 2016 | Martin Bailey

13 Collectors Who Are Driving the Trend for Super-Sized Art

Artnet

Contemporary art is big business. It’s also in the business of big: Collectors are ever more interested in snapping up the kind of massive, statement-making sculpture and installation work that formerly was the specialty of only the mightiest of museums.

’13 Collectors Who Are Driving the Trend for Super-Sized Art’
Artnet | July 13, 2016

Germany’s Onerous New Art Export Law, Explained

Artsy

On Friday, the German Bundesrat ratified a new law, implementing unprecedented controls over the country’s art market. The law, championed by culture minister Monika Grütters since she took office in 2013, was passed by the German parliament late last month.

‘Germany’s Onerous New Art Export Law, Explained’
Artsy | July 12, 2016 | ALEXANDER FORBES AND ISAAC KAPLAN

 

MASSIMO BARTOLINI: GOLDEN SQUARE

Massimo Bartollini, Manca Anima, 2016, neon, 60 x 3 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Massimo Bartollini, Manca Anima, 2016, neon, 60 x 3 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Massimo Bartolini, Manca Anima, 2016, neon, 60 x 3 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

A sudden deluge of rain ushers in unsuspecting visitors to the gallery. Inside, it is quiet and dry but smells faintly of tobacco. The faint aroma draws the patter of wet footsteps towards a high shelf where a strange Heath Robinson style contraption pumps smoke from a Toscano cigar. Massimo Bartolini’s new exhibition begins here, taking its name from a famous place in London known as Golden Square. Enthused by its fascinating history, the sculptor develops his extraordinary findings in an unusual and evocative way. The real Golden Square is bound to a gloomy and desperate time in London’s history for beneath this oasis, in the hubbub of Soho lies a mass grave for victims of the Black Death. A temporary homage to this melancholy narrative, Bartolini’s new works impart an ecclesiastical and otherworldly quality. Grey, stately and respectful, the ghostly ambience of this transient mausoleum is broken only by the dulcet sounds of a vinyl record, playing beneath a golden cube. The sculptor has made mechanical pieces before, in particular Afterheart, a curious organ which plays a melodic and haunting tune.

Massimo Bartollini, Toscano, 2016, cigar, vacuum pump, mouthpiece, 10 x 80 x 19.5 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Massimo Bartolini, Toscano, 2016, cigar, vacuum pump, mouthpiece, 10 x 80 x 19.5 cm.
Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Vast like a tomb and central to the space is Georgius. On first sight, its irregularity simply resembles geographical features until the story unfolds. Haphazardly carved from a marble slab, it is a tribute to an undervalued aspect of the sculptor’s artistry, the base of a statue where a form begins. This idea connects to Golden Square’s George II outside, a statue of painted lead weathered through rain and time. Bartolini deliberately leaves what he describes as ‘footnotes’ or particular pieces that bare no relation to one another. Oddly, they do connect via a strong pervading theme of past human activity and departing souls present in a trail of empty birdcages, dust-coated drawings and blood red graffiti.

Massimo Bartollini, Georgius, 2015 – 2016, Bardiglio Imperial Marble, paint, wood, metal, 161 x 300 x 95.5 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Massimo Bartolini, Georgius, 2015 – 2016, Bardiglio Imperial Marble, paint, wood, metal, 161 x 300 x 95.5 cm.
Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Airplane (over 4000), 2016, Bardiglio Imperiale Marble, 1200.5 x 28 x 20 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Airplane (over 4000), 2016, Bardiglio Imperiale Marble, 1200.5 x 28 x 20 cm. Photograph © the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

25 May – 30 July 2016 | 17 – 18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
http://www.frithstreetgallery.com

(The exhibition, Golden Square also continues at 60, Soho Square, London)

Must Sees: July 11 – 17

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LONDON

Alasdair McLellan & Lev Tanju: The Palace | ICA
WEBOP16002_AM_Palace_Book_136London Southbank is their home, their palace. Alasdair McLellan has been documenting the PWBC (Palace Wayward Boys Choir) skate team since 2009, when they first came together. Through his photographs he shows not only their skills, but more importantly their friendship and lifestyle. There is a DIY feeling throughout the whole exhibition. A collection of old and new photographs, accompanied by a video of PWBC’s founder: Lev Tanju.

12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH | July 8 – 24, 2016 | https://www.ica.org.uk

Ragnar Kjartansson | Barbican Centre
ragnarRagnar Kjartansson is an Icelandic performance artist. There is happening a lot in this exhibition. Be prepared to see a mix of music, film, drawing, painting, sculpture and live performance. Every visit will be different, so choose wisely. Or visit the exhibition multiple times. On Saturdays and Sundays between 1 and 4 pm a boat performance on the lake is planned. There will be Edwardian costumes and women. I that doesn’t convince you, maybe the ‘ten troubadours singing for eight hours a day’ will.

 

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS | July 14 – September 4, 2016 | http://www.barbican.org.uk

Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity | The Photographer’s Gallery
800x450_02_PressImage-MUL-l-Hassan-Hajjaj,-Afrikan-Boy,-2012Have you already heard of the ‘black Dandy’, not to be misstaken with the Dandy. When Oscar Wilde and Salvador Dali were only showing their flamboyant sense of style, black Dandies are all about politics. Politics and fashion, two worlds apart one would think. Although more alike than expected, as proven by this exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun.

6-18 Ramillies Street London W1F 7LW | July 15 – 25 September 25, 2016 | http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Reliquaries | Coates & Scarry
coatesHenry Hussey discovers a traditional way of art making versus the contemporary craft. All his works are textile based. Embroideries and digital prints on found (political) fabrics. Hussey has a lot of ideas, but only a few of them make it to the end of the time consuming process of embroidery.

8 DUKE STREET, ST JAMES, LONDON. SW1Y6BN | July 12 – 30, 2016 | http://www.coatesandscarry.com

Thrush Holmes & Jonathan Lux: Modernist Lunch | Beers London
beersArtists with both their own practices are now put together, their work is so similar that matching them could be a bizarre thing to do. Holmes and Lux make their paintings very colourful bold and big. Two works almost become one, their only border being the end of the canvas and the piece of wall in between, they even start to tell a story together. What is most prominent in both oeuvres is food, so a Modernist lunch it is.
The two artists have a totally different approach to art and the process, that could maybe make the difference.

1 Baldwin Street, London EC1V 9NU | July 15 – August 20, 2016 | http://beerslondon.com

NEW YORK

SITE:LAB: NOTHING IS DESTROYED | Open Source Gallery
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A collection of voids, gaps and leftover spaces related to architecture, or “anarchitecture” is the best way to describe this exhibition. Gordon Matta-Clark’s work ‘nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed’ shows his idea of “anarchitecture”.
The Rumsey Street Church in Michigan is where it al begun. The project where objects are extracted from that particular church, or projects related to the church. The exhibition shows architectural artifacts and work by Paul Amenta, Lora Robertson and Nick Kline.

306 17th Street, Brooklyn | July 9 – 30, 2016 | http://open-source-gallery.org

En Foco Presents Mask: Photographs by Frank Gimpaya | Bronxmuseum

Frank Gimpaya, #7 Mask series, 2009. Archival pigment print.

Frank Gimpaya, #7 Mask series, 2009. Archival pigment print

Frank Gimpaya was inspired by painter Georges Seurat, more specific by his 1882 rendering of The Veil. The painting stuck into his mind, so he decided to use it as work material for the photography classes he was teaching. This resulted in a photographic interpretation of The Veil. Not just one photograph, no a series of photographs that questions identity and changing personas, with a half mask as an accessory. Or not? “A mask does not hide an identity. It is an identity”, according to A. Eric Arctander.

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456 | 13 Jul 2016 – 25 Sep 2016 | http://www.bronxmuseum.org

BOYS AND GIRLS CAN STILL DRAW | Nathalie Karg

Amir Nikravan, Untitled (Trowel/Blue/Wall), 2016, Acrylic on fabric over aluminum, 48 x 36 in

Amir Nikravan, Untitled (Trowel/Blue/Wall), 2016, Acrylic on fabric over aluminum, 48 x 36 in

This group exhibition is put together by looking for parallels and differences in paintings and drawings. Where does a painting stop, where is the drawing taking over. I would say there is a vague overlapping middle. All artists ( Marina Adams, Joe Andoe, Peter Barrickman, Steve Dibenedetto, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Andrej Dubravsky, Andreas Fischer, Joe fyfe, Margrit Lewczuk, Erica Mahinay, Amir Nikravan, Joanna Pousette-Dart and Kristen Schiele) were asked to submit paintings and drawings on paper. The gallery brought together a good  variety of artistic styles, mostly part of a ‘minimalistic’ category.

291 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 | July 6 – August 26, 2016 | http://nathaliekarg.com

Paul Inglis: Chroma City | Turn Gallery
763d0a6788900140-Turn_Installation_June2016-2816Paul Inglis explores the process of building and printing with wood, resulting in geometric, abstract, colourful sculptures, ‘Urban Forms’ he calls them, and woodblock prints with the same visual features. His works are about repetition and recreating shapes from memory.

37 East 1st Street New York, NY 10003 | June 22 – August 14, 2016 | http://turngallerynyc.com

Group Exhibition, AIRspace 2015–2016, Abrons Arts Center

Daniel Bejar "Operation Guest (Pool #1)" site-specific performance (La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, MX), archival pigment print

Daniel Bejar
“Operation Guest (Pool #1)”
site-specific performance (La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, MX), archival pigment print

Another groupshow and a definite mus see is AIRspace, a project of Abrons Art Centre. As the final of the exhibition season 2015-2016, the Centre creates a residency for artists and curators. A mix of both emerging and mid career artists. Next to creating and displaying, they get the chance to teach certain school groups. Participating artists are Daniel Bejar, Doreen Garner, Maria Rapicavoli, George Terry, Jaimie Warren and Joshua Lubin-Levy.

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street), New York, NY 10002 | June 29 – August 28, 2016 | http://www.abronsartscenter.org

Artist sued for $5M over painting he insists he didn’t paint

Seattle Times

OK, Peter Doig may have tried LSD a few times when he was growing up in Canada during the 1970s. But he knows, he said, when a painting is or isn’t his.
So when Doig — whose eerie, magical landscapes have made him one of the world’s most popular artists — was sent a photograph of a canvas he said he didn’t recognize, he disavowed it.

‘Artist sued for $5M over painting he insists he didn’t paint’
Seattle Times | July 9, 2016 | Graham Bowley

Eric Shiner Leaves Andy Warhol Museum to Bring More Marilyns to Sotheby’s

Artsy

The nonprofit and for-profit continents of the art world shifted a little closer to Pangea after news broke late Thursday that Eric Shiner, the director of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is leaving the institution to serve as a senior vice president of the new fine art division at Sotheby’s.

‘Eric Shiner Leaves Andy Warhol Museum to Bring More Marilyns to Sotheby’s’
ARTSY | ISAAC KAPLAN | JUL 8TH, 2016

Inside Los Angeles’s Oddball Underground Art Scene

Artnet

Underneath the surface of Los Angeles’s pristine white-cube galleries and star-studded opening nights lies an entirely different type of art scene. A slew of project spaces, artist-run galleries, and non-profits rule in the second-largest city in the US.

‘Inside Los Angeles’s Oddball Underground Art Scene’
Artnet | July 7, 2016 | Henri Neuendorf

Why a Princess-Collector Turned Into a Painter

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A frequent guest to Andy Warhol’s Factory and residing in one of the largest privately owned palaces in the world, the Palace of St. Emmeram in Regensburg (Germany), Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis belongs to one of the most prestigious royal families in Europe. She is one of the few people who rejected to be portrayed by Lucian Freud because he wanted her to sit six months for him – naked.

‘Why a Princess-Collector Turned Into a Painter’
Larry’s List | July 6, 2016

Anthony Haden-Guest on Why He Did Not Kill Jean-Michel Basquiat

Artnet

It began some five years ago with a startling question: A woman I barely knew asked was I responsible for the death of Jean-Michel Basquiat. I said no, and asked where that idea had come from? It was something she had heard, she said.

‘Anthony Haden-Guest on Why He Did Not Kill Jean-Michel Basquiat’
Artnet | July 6, 2016 | Anthony Haden-Guest

Russia’s Richest Man Is Building a Venice Art Institution to Combat Nationalism

Artsy

It’s not that Venice lacks private art collections: There are the Punta Della Dogana and the Palazzo Grassi, owned by French luxury commodities magnate Francois Pinault, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, all which show in vaunted architectural environs.

‘Russia’s Richest Man Is Building a Venice Art Institution to Combat Nationalism’
ARTSY | ANNA KATS | JUL 6TH, 2016

A portrait of Van Gogh’s ‘faded’ woman

The Guardian

In 1889, after the turbulent months with Gauguin in the Yellow House in Arles that culminated in him mutilating his own ear, Van Gogh took refuge at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a small asylum in the Provençal countryside where the regimen was kind.

‘Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher – a portrait of Van Gogh’s ‘faded’ woman’
The Guardian | July 6, 2016 | Clare Clark

Matthew Stone’s art reminds us how much we need each other

Dazed

Is an artistic utopia possible? Even if it’s not, it’s an intriguing concept to explore – especially when it’s artist, shaman and co-founder of now-disbanded east London creative network and art collective !WOWOW!, Matthew Stone, leading the exploration.

‘Matthew Stone’s art reminds us how much we need each other’
Dazed | July 6, 2016 | Ashleigh Kane

Escape Artists: Why These 7 Creatives Disappeared from the Art World

Artsy

In 1923, rumors circulated that renowned artist Marcel Duchamp was renouncing art to devote his life to chess. “I am still a victim of chess,” he explained at the time. “It has all the beauty of art—and much more. It cannot be commercialized.

‘Escape Artists: Why These 7 Creatives Disappeared from the Art World’
Artsy | July 5, 2016 | ALEXXA GOTTHARDT

Must Sees: July 4 – 10

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LONDON

David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life | Royal Academy of Arts

David Hockney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, 5-6 February, 2014 © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

David Hockney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, 5-6 February, 2014 © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

Remember picture day, where the photographer stands behind his camera, ready to push the button hundreds of times. Every single student in the same chair, in the same pose, but each with a different story. CLICK. next. CLICK, next. Looks like Hockney went through a similar proces. His portraits show 82 people in the same chair, people who were in his life the last two years. New work that is as colourful and breathtaking as his old work.

Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD | July 2 –  October 2, 2016 | http://www.artfund.org

Peter Howson: A Survey of Prints | Flowers Gallery

The Noble Dosser | Peter Howson | 1988

The Noble Dosser | Peter Howson | 1988

These sturdy, dark drawings are quite the opposite from what we just saw from Hockney. Peter Howson also chooses to portray people in his lithographs, focussing on the underdog types. Work from over four decades will be presented at the Flowers Gallery, including his Bosnian war works.

 

21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ | July 6 – August 6, 2016 | http://www.flowersgallery.com

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE | Tate Modern

Georgia O'Keeffe Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932

Georgia O’Keeffe Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932

Although she made her debut  about one century ago, Georgia O’Keeffe’s vibrant flower paintings still look very contemporary. We all know her as the woman that stood strong in a world of male painters, and it’s definitely a unique chance to see her work, since it’s the only in public collections in the UK, for now.

Bankside, London SE1 9TG | JULY 6 – OCTOBER 30, 2016 | http://www.tate.org.uk

ALMA HASER: COSMIC SURGERY | The photographers’ gallery

Luke, from the series Cosmic Surgery

Luke, from the series Cosmic Surgery

Another portraits series, this time by German born Alma Haser. She makes stunning collages, using special origami techniques. Small adjustments give the subjects in these soft sober portraits an over worldly vibe.

 

16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW | 8 July – 14 August 2016 | http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

MIKE MEIRÉ OUTSIDE THE VISIBLE | Bartha Contemporary

Element 79, (Eternal News Series), 2016

Element 79, (Eternal News Series), 2016, Bronze cast of a newspaper

The Bartha Contemporary shows a solo exhibition by German Mike Meiré. Expect everyday objects from an artist’s point of view, translated through classic art media: paintings and sculptures. For example this newspaper in bronze shows the beauty of its simple yet elegant shape.

25 Margaret Street  London W1W 8RX  | July 8 – October 17, 2016 | http://www.barthacontemporary.com

NEW YORK

Rodney McMillian: Landscape Paintings | MoMa PS1

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What does Rodney McMilian need to put class & identity and gender & sexuality to the question? Nothing more than twelve bedsheet paintings, and one video. The second hand fabrics hold their own stories, which is an important detail for the artist. They have a soul and a past, giving a certain power to the non visual side of the works.

 

22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY | April 3 – August 29, 2016 | http://momaps1.org

Beauty―Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

 

Aaron Koblinand Vincent Morisset for Arcade Fire (Montreal, Canada, founded 2001); Still, Just a Reflektor, 2013; Video, 7:33 minutes | Image courtesy of Vincent Morisset

Aaron Koblinand Vincent Morisset for Arcade Fire (Montreal, Canada, founded 2001); Still, Just a Reflektor, 2013; Video, 7:33 minutes | Image courtesy of Vincent Morisset

The fifth Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial brings us design in all its formats: fashion, architecture and even some tech (game) design. 63 designers stick together for this years Beauty themed edition. The title refers to the shiny materials designers ought to use.

 

2 East 91st St, New York, NY, 10128 | Until August 21 | http://www.cooperhewitt.org

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive | MoMa

Liberty Magazine Cover. 1926. Color pencil on paper. 24 1/2 × 28 1/4″ (62.2 × 71.8 cm). (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Liberty Magazine Cover. 1926. Color pencil on paper. 24 1/2 × 28 1/4″ (62.2 × 71.8 cm). (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Frank Lloyd wright, the designer who was always experimenting with new techniques and embracing the ever evolving technology, was so eager that MoMa can now present us over 450 of his works. Arching different media, put next to each other and taking the best out of this enormous archive.

11 West 53 Street, New York | June 12 – October 1, 2017 | http://moma.org

SUMMER ANAGRAM | NURTUREart

Cortney Andrews, Hole 2011. C-print

Cortney Andrews, Hole 2011. C-print

It keeps raining summer exhibitions, a fact that can confuse, and apparently so can ’Summer Anagram’. “You shouldn’t think to much about it”, is what NURTUREart suggests. This show is put together with the sumerfeeling on top of the mind. Easy, breezy, but an ever high quality.

With works from Cortney Andrews, Courtney Childress, Theresa Daddezio, Amanda Friedman, Rachel Phillips and Cheon Pyo Lee. Curated by Marco Antonini.

56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | July 1 – August 28, 2016 | http://nurtureart.org

The Woman Destroyed | PPOW Gallery

Lauren Kelley, Backside Float 2006, digital c print 

Lauren Kelley, Backside Float 2006, digital c print

A group exhibition named after Simone de Beauvoir’s 1967 book, showing work of  Elizabeth Glaessner, Lauren Kelley, David Mramor, Allison Schulnik, Jessica Stoller and Robin F. Williams. The approach to woman and feminism found in the book, is brought into their artworks. That is what connects them, keeping a interesting mix.

535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011 | June 30 – July 29, 2016 | http://www.ppowgallery.com

13 Photographers Who Captured the Epic Beauty of America’s National Parks

Artsy

On August 25th, the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Celebrations have ranged from the First Family’s vacation through Yosemite and Carlsbad Caverns last month to an exhibition at the George Eastman Museum exploring the intertwined histories of photography and parkland.

’13 Photographers Who Captured the Epic Beauty of America’s National Parks’
ARTSY | ABIGAIL CAIN | JUL 1ST, 2016

Candy Coleman Leaves Gagosian for Sotheby’s

Blouin Art Info

Sotheby’s announced on Thursday that Candy Coleman, who has run the Beverly Hills branch of Gagosian Gallery since the year it opened,1995, will move to the auction house this summer as a member of its global contemporary art department based on the West Coast.

‘Candy Coleman Leaves Gagosian for Sotheby’s’
Blouin Art Info | June 30, 2016 | Taylor Dafoe

ARTIST SPENCER TUNICK PLANS TO FIGHT TRUMP WITH NAKED WOMEN

PAPER

With the Republican National Convention only a few weeks off, Spencer Tunick is busier than usual. The world’s foremost photographer of large scale nude works, he’s organizing a shoot that’s likely to get lots of attention from the media, and the hordes of celebrants, protestors and provocateurs expected to gather in Cleveland in mid July to name the Republican presidential candidate.

‘ARTIST SPENCER TUNICK PLANS TO FIGHT TRUMP WITH NAKED WOMEN’
PAPER | David Hershkovits | June 30, 2016

A Brief History of Surrealist Master Salvador Dalí

Artsy

One of the most famous figures in art history, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is remembered as much for his extravagant persona and iconic mustache as he is for his creative output—which spanned painting, sculpture, and product and set design, as well as film.

‘A Brief History of Surrealist Master Salvador Dalí’
Artsy | JUNE 30, 2016 | BY SARAH GOTTESMAN

VIBRATION OF SPACE: HERON, DE STAЁL, HARTUNG, SOULAGES

Hans Hartung, T1956 -23, 1956, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries
Hans Hartung, T1956 -23, 1956, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Hans Hartung, T1956 -23, 1956, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Vibration of Space focuses on the painting of Patrick Heron, Nicholas de Staël, Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages, British and European artists working within the style of lyrical abstraction after the Second World War. These artists sought to find new ways to define pictorial space through their bold gestural brushstrokes, emotive use of colour and textural application of paint. The exhibition opens with Hartung’s frenzied mark-making reminiscent of nought and crosses. A distant watery light beyond the earthy brown foreground evokes a strong sense of depth suggestive of a landscape.

 

Hans Hartung, T 1949-4, 1949, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Hans Hartung, T 1949-4, 1949, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Heron, also an art critic, was initially sceptical about the emerging work of American abstract expressionists, regarding it as prescribed and lacking spontaneity. He believed that content was an important ingredient in non-figurative work and that an illusion of depth and form could be conveyed by colour.

Square Leaves was his first attempt at abstraction, a painting in predominantly neutral colours in which thick slicks of paint give the impression of depth on the canvas. In the mid-1950s, Heron returned to live in Zennor in Cornwall, an area of rugged landscape where he grew up. He began to experiment with abstracted forms by painting wide stripes in autumnal hues. These works covered the entire canvas in a carnival of vivid tangerine, mauve and lime green. At the time, his stripe paintings were regarded by some as too simplistic, and as one critic remarked ‘many of the canvases contain nothing but…bands of colour’.

 

Patrick Heron, Ochre Skies: April 1957, 1957, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Patrick Heron, Ochre Skies: April 1957, 1957, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

The illusion of depth is more successful in Green on Blacks 1956 in which shades of turquoise and terracotta are glimpsed behind a cascade of dark dripping streaks of paint. White Vertical May 1956 alludes to an over-painted door that attempts to conceal the cracks and scrapes of its perpetual use.

 

Patrick Heron, Green on Blacks: 1956, 1956, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Patrick Heron, Green on Blacks: 1956, 1956, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

The artists’ preoccupation with the materiality of the paint prevails throughout the exhibition. This is evident in the heavy black statements apparent in the work of Soulages and the delicate impastoed surface of de Staël’s breezy seascape. Whether overbearing, familiar or nostalgic, these particular paintings both impart a strong sense of place.

 

 

Pierre Soulages, Peinture, 81 x 60 cm, 3 juin 1957, 1957, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Pierre Soulages, Peinture, 81 x 60 cm, 3 juin 1957, 1957, oil on canvas, Photograph © Waddington Custot Galleries

Vibration of Space: Patrick Heron, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages, Nicolas de Staël  is at Waddington Custot Galleries, 25 May – 9 July 2016 www.waddingtoncustot.com

 

 

 

 

THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUSTAV KLIMT PAINTINGS SOLD AT AUCTION

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Gustav Klimt paintings tell the truth, the truth about life, the truth about beauty, the truth about love. The Austrian symbolist painter was one of the foremost members of the Vienna Secession movement, famous for his paintings, sketches, murals, and other works of art.

‘THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUSTAV KLIMT PAINTINGS SOLD AT AUCTION’
Widewalls | June 29, 2016 | Ana Moriarty

12 Saudi Arabian Artists Explore the Kingdom’s Future

The Creators Project

Using video, sculpture, painting, installation, and performance to explore the politics that shape modern life and culture inside the theocratic kingdom, the newly mounted group exhibition, Parallel Kingdom: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston Texas, gives a glimpse into life in the Persian Gulf.

’12 Saudi Arabian Artists Explore the Kingdom’s Future’
The Creators Project | Antwaun Sargent | June 29, 2016

MONUMENTAL OUTDOOR ALEXANDER CALDER SCULPTURES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SWITZERLAND

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When it comes to the genre of contemporary sculpture, the preeminent role of Alexander Calder cannot be overstated. Sculpture was basically redefined through his work, creatively challenged through an original approach that the global audiences had never seen before.

‘MONUMENTAL OUTDOOR ALEXANDER CALDER SCULPTURES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SWITZERLAND’
Widewalls | June 28, 2016 | Natalie P

Six Characteristics of NextGen Art Collectors

Wealth Management

“Collectors aren’t sellers.” It’s long been a maxim that’s defined the philosophical relationship between a collector and their art. This motivation to acquire or commission great works of art has taken many forms since the advent of Renaissance patronage.

‘Six Characteristics of NextGen Art Collectors’
Wealth Management | Jun 27, 2016 | Evan Beard and Ramsay H. Slugg

Must Sees: June 27 – July 3

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LONDON

ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES | ICA

It's The Buzz, Cock! By Linder (2015), Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

It’s The Buzz, Cock! By Linder (2015), Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

In this exhibition, connections between 80s-90s art and design in the UK are explored. The main artist here is Judy Blame, other works on display are by artists who were inspired by him or linked to him. Linked in both a personal and artistic way. Works range from film to graphic design and photography.

Charles Atlas, Dave Baby, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Malcolm Garrett, Derek Jarman, Barry Kamen, Jim Lambie, Mark Lebon, Linder, John Maybury, Jamie Reid, Peter Saville, Juergen Teller, Trojan, Nicola Tyson and Tim Noble & Sue Webster.

The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH | June 29 – September 4, 2016 | www.ica.org.uk

HUNTING SEASON | GEDDES GALLERY

huntingThe Geddes Gallery is a POP UP gallery in what was previous ‘K C Continental’, the local Italian Deli of artist Jim Geddes. Exhibitions there are always very short, yet very powerful. For ‘Hunting season’ they chose to show a mix of video, sculptures and paintings.

Andrew Saunders, Flora Grosvenor-Stevenson, Wes Gilpin, Jordan Mouzouris & Andrew Wyatt, Thomas Jon Walker , Cecelia Johnson, Joe Richardson , George Bularca 

26 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DT | 27 – 29 June, 2016 | geddesgalleryblog.com

MARK GROTJAHN: PINK COSCO | GAGOSIAN GALLERY

 

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Pink Cosco III Mask M40.d), 2015, painted bronze, 59 1/2 × 33 1/4 × 36 1/2 inches (151.1 × 84.5 × 92.7 cm) © Mark Grotjahn. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Pink Cosco III Mask M40.d), 2015, painted bronze, 59 1/2 × 33 1/4 × 36 1/2 inches (151.1 × 84.5 × 92.7 cm) © Mark Grotjahn. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio

Mark Grotjahn has practices various styles during his career. In ‘Pink Cosco’, visitors see a series of large-scale masks. These painted (predominantly yellow and pink) bronze sculptures present tall stretched faces, complete with date. Because there is always a certain time or history connected to a work or object, no matter the style.

20 Grosvenor Hill, London W1K 3QD | June 24 – September 17, 2016 | www.gagosian.com

LEWIS TEAGUE WRIGHT: YEAH WE SELL HALF PINTS, BUT YOU HAVE TO ORDER TWO | WESTMINSTER WASTE

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Westminster Waste isn’t only a recycling station, but also an art gallery. Their current show is a solo exhibition of Lewis Teague Wright. Just like his long titles, his work contains a lot of humor. No obvious clowny slapstick humor, but combining found objects with metal and wood into smart, simple sculptures.

Ilderton Wharf, Rollins St. London SE15 1EP | June 25 – July 5, 2016 | www.westminsterwaste.biz

ART BELOW | The Tabernacle

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Submissions for this 10th year of ‘Art Below’ had been extended because of its grand succes. In the end the organisation made a good selection of emerging and established international artists. All selected works are on view in the Tabernacle (originally built as a church), and also pictured on billboards across London tube stations.

Nasser Azam, Jim Anderson, Louise Barrett, Holly Carlson, Olly Chaplin, Noah Da Costa, Anthony Ferreira, Nina Fowler, Carne Griffiths, Keith Haynes, Natalie Ioannou, Antoon Knaap, Robert Lee Davis, Anson Liaw, Alex Lovell, James Mylne, Ernesto Romano, Eloise Wall, Amanda Wigglesworth, Kerry Zacharia

June 28 – July 3, 2016 | 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY | www.artbelow.org.uk

NEW YORK

STUDIO JOB MAD HOUSE | MAD MUSEUM

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in foundry

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in foundry

Studio Job was originally founded in 2000 in Antwerp, Belgium. Conceived uniquely for MAD, this artist couple is bringing an immersive installation which contains art objects, furniture, sculpture, lighting, interiors, and wall and floor coverings, to New York. Interdisciplinary pieces that are difficult to put in one specific category, creating the modern version of a cabinet of curiosities.

JEROME AND SIMONA CHAZEN BUILDING, 2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK, NY 10019 | March 22 – August 21, 2016 | madmuseum.org
PUBLIC, PRIVATE, SECRET | ICP Museum

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin The Revolutionary, from Spirit Is a Bone, 2013 Gelatin silver prints Courtesy of the artists

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
The Revolutionary, from Spirit Is a Bone, 2013
Gelatin silver prints
Courtesy of the artists

The premiere ‘New Museum of Contemporary art’ has new neighbours: ICP Museum. ‘Public, Private, Secret’ is their premiere exhibition. Curator Charlotte Coton brings together artists that explore privacy in visual culture, with familiar (some surprising) names as Kim Kardashian, Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman and other promising active artists like Natalie Bookchin (video) and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin (gelatin silver prints). The exhibition should be seen as a physical experience.

250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 | June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 | www.publicprivatesecret.org

SCREENS SERIES: AGNIESZKA POLSKA | New Museum of Contemporary arts

Agnieszka Polska , I Am the Mouth II, 2014 (still). HD video, sound, color; 5:45 min. Courtesy the artist and Żak | Branicka, Berlin

Agnieszka Polska , I Am the Mouth II, 2014 (still). HD video, sound, color; 5:45 min. Courtesy the artist and Żak | Branicka, Berlin

Just like its new neighbour, The New Museum brings a wind of change. ‘Screens Series’ is introduced: every Wednesday video works by emerging contemporary artists are screened.
On now are Agnieszka Polska’s dreamlike films.

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002  | June 29 – August 3, 2016 | www.newmuseum.org

WHO WILL WEAR MY TEETH AS AMULETS? | MOTEL

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In collaboration with BunkClub (BE), Motel hosts a solo exhibition of Aline Bouvy. Drawings, digital paintings, photography  and sculptures represent details of the human body in a non classical way. The work feels very personal, yet universal.

1078 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 | June 25 -July 24, 2016 | bkmotel.org
BJÖRN MEYER-EBRECHT: PLACES FOR PEOPLE | STUDIO10

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Another solo exhibition, this time with work of Björn Meyer-Ebrecht. Collage-like large scale ink drawings, copying found images of public architecture, where tape functions as a barrier between them.

56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | June 17 – July 17, 2016 | studio10bogart.com

THE MOST EXPENSIVE CHUCK CLOSE PORTRAIT PICTURES AT AUCTION

Widewalls

Dedicating his artistic career to the exploration of the portrait, Chuck Close has completely pushed boundaries of this traditional style. Perceiving it as the means for exploration of the construction and invention of self-identity, the artist has produced an oeuvre of extraordinary complexity with this seemingly straightforward subject matter.

‘THE MOST EXPENSIVE CHUCK CLOSE PORTRAIT PICTURES AT AUCTION’
Widewalls | June 26, 2016 | Elena Martinique

Top executive used Facebook to show how to do unemployment right

Quartz

When New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hired Sree Sreenivasan as its first-ever chief digital officer in 2013, the move made headlines. So did his work in the three years that followed.

Sreenivasan, 45, who was previously a technology reporter and Columbia School of Journalism professor, brought the museum into the social media age: He led the creation of the museum’s first app, invited influential Instagrammers inside during closing hours to photograph the #emptyMet, and brought the Met’s collection online via a cleaner, mobile-friendly website.

‘The Met ousted a top executive, so he used Facebook to show the world how to do unemployment right’
Quartz | June 23, 2016 | Jenni Avins

Artist Gives New Life to Shattered Porcelain Fragments By Fusing Them with Gold

My Modern Met

Since 2001, Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken shards of discarded porcelain and reconfigured them into impressive abstract sculptures. Called Translated Vase, these bulbous forms feature a myriad of colors, shapes, and surface designs whose separate parts all converge into single towering pieces.

‘Artist Gives New Life to Shattered Porcelain Fragments By Fusing Them with Gold’
My Modern Met | June 22, 2016 | Sara Barnes

Must Sees: June 20 – 26

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LONDON

RA School Show 2016 | RA Schools Studios

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Exams are finished and summer is in sight, starting of with the Art School Show season.
One you can’t miss is the Royal Art Academy’s Final Student’s exhibition.
Every year The Academy selects a maximum of 17 students, who once a year open their studios to show paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and performances. This is the perfect opportunity to spot upcoming talent at the beginning of their career.
Burlington House, Piccadilly,

London, W1J 0BD | 23 June — 3 July 2016 | https://www.royalacademy.org.uk

S.T.A.T.E. | The Drawing Room

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This solo exhibition by Viktor Timofeev shows installations based on digital aspects going from interactive games to digital generated images or performances. S.T.A.T.E. is the 2003 title given by Timofeev to the installations and the drawings that were the basics of these inventions. S.T.A.T.E. is a psychological platform and will remain the title of Timofeev’s oeuvre through its development.

Unit 8 Rich Estate, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF | 19 June – 14 August 2016 | https://drawingroom.org.uk

Making & Unmaking | Camden Arts Centre

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This exhibition is the last one in a series of artist-selected shows. Making & Unmaking is curated by  fashion designer Duro Olowu, and contains a combination of antique textiles with his own fabric designs. In total more than 70 artists from over the world are represented, producing an eclectic mix of colours and cultures, carefully curated. At the same time influences that can be found in his own work.

Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG | June 19 – September 18, 2016 | http://www.camdenartscentre.org

Undergraduate Summer Show 2016 | Wimbledon College of Arts

Laurel Hadleigh, 'Motherland', 2015

Laurel Hadleigh, ‘Motherland’, 2015

Another Art School show. There are so many of them, but we kept it down to these two, very promising looking exhibitions. This time it shows the work of BA students in sculpture, costume design, painting and print. More information about the presented courses can be found on their website.

Merton Hall Road London, SW19 3QA | June 16 – 25, 2016 | http://events.arts.ac.uk

In Darkness, Light | The Print Space

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A series of photographies by Lawrence Watson show the faces of several victims of addiction. The portraits are the result of a collaboration with charity Spitalfields Crypt Trust. Raw black and whit images reflect the thoughts and life of these people, not that much different from who we are.

74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL | June 17 – 27, 2016 | http://blog.theprintspace.co.uk

NEW YORK

Long Lasting Loveliness | MOIETY 

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Long Lasting Loveliness is a collaboration between sound artist Cammisa Buerhaus and fine arts artist Lia Lowenthal. It still is a mystery how the exhibition exacty looks like, all we can say is it’s compared with the presence and absence of the language of consumption as a ghost, translated in piano music.

166 NORTH 12TH STREET, WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN  | June 18 – July 17, 2016 | http://moiety.nyc

Tony Oursler: Imponderable | MoMa

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Imponderable is a film, a 5D experience containing the  intersection of technological advancements and spirit world over the last two centuries.
This experience goes back to a technique called Pepper’s ghost: the 19 century version of the now known hologram, that made 2pac and Michael Jackson come back to life.
In this film many great actors (Kim Gordon is one of them) represent famous characters and Oursler’s family members. Imponderable is in conjunction with ‘Tony Oursler: The Imponderable Archive’ in the Center for curatorial Studies.

11 WEST 53 STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019 |  June 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 | http://www.moma.org

Joseph Buckley: The Demon of Regret | ISCP

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Buckley showcases four new works, including writings, video and sculptures.
Influenced by both science fiction and daily -mainstream- life, Buckley’s bright coloured cartoons  come alive in the exhibition space. The space itself is seen as a battleground between two opposing but interconnecting forces.

1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | June 16 – July 22, 2016 | http://iscp-nyc.org

DANNY LYON: MESSAGE TO THE FUTURE | Whitney Museum of American Art

Danny Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966. Cibachrome, printed 2008. Image 25.7 × 25.7 cm (10 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Danny Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966. Cibachrome, printed 2008. Image 25.7 × 25.7 cm (10 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Lyon’s message to the future is a series of street Photography and related films, where social political issues and their influence on individuals are the main subject. His motivation is to show an other view on ‘the american life’ as we know it through mainstream media. ‘Message to the Future’ is the first overal presentation of Lyon’s career in 25 years.

99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014 | June 17 – September 25, 2016 | http://whitney.org

Martin Creed: Understanding | Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Martin Creed’s installation is part of ‘Art in the Park’, where both experimental and traditional art is shown in many park locations. Creed is inspired by neon road signs and advertising logos, and wants to sell a word, rather than a product. He is making people think and create an own story or interpretation behind the word. Understanding is literally seen in different perspectives when rotating with an ever changing computer-defined speed.

Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park | May 24 – October 23, 2016 | http://www.publicartfund.org