Barbara Kruger, Untitled (I Shop therefore I Am), , 1987
URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980s
Sep 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Chief Curator Michael Auping says, "I've experienced over four decades in the art world, and the '80s in New York was the wildest. Of course, what happened in the '80s happened everywhere—Cologne/Düsseldorf, London, Paris, LA—but I think most people who were around thought New York was the loudest and the most intense. There were so many strong, competing agendas: the Pictures Generation and appropriation, the "Bad Boys" of expressionist painting, graffiti, a new generation of feminists. And, of course, there was a very robust art market fueling the galleries. If you wonder why the art world is like it is today, refer to the '80s. That's where it began." Iconic works by the decade's most critically acclaimed artists will be presented. Among those artists included will be Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool.
After over two years and more than $3.1 million in construction fees, the first phase of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan of San Diego will welcome its first guests by Friday.
Even the bathrooms are a work of art! The words Pae White has chosen for her designs are drawn from the 1970's novel, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach, and are intended to convey the waterfront perspective of a seagull in flight.
The structures will cast interesting shadows on the grounds and walls of the pavilions during the day. At night, they'll be illuminated.
Philippe Parreno's installation, in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, will include sculpture, film, drawings and text, as well as live performance, with music played by the pianist Mikhail Rudy (June 10 to Aug. 2).
Gallery Niels Borch Jensen presents a survey exhibition of works celebrating the past 35 years at the print shop in Copenhagen and 15 years at the gallery in Berlin. The show brings together works made in their print shop from the early days to the present, showcasing a range of techniques and artists from across the globe.
Featuring work by Kerry Tribe, John Baldessari, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince, Cy Twombly, Mike Kelley, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Kruger, Robert Motherwell, Nancy Dwyer, Gregory Crewdson, and Jasper Johns, among others.
Fiona Banner chooses rarely seen works from the V-A-C collection by artists including Gerhard Richter, Richard Avedon, Claude Monet and Sigmar Polke, to show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 9 December 2014. Highlights of the exhibition titled Stamp Out Photographie include Gerhard Richter's Kerze (1982), a hyper realistic painting of a single, glowing candle famously used as the cover of Sonic Youth's 1988 album 'Daydream Nation'. Andy Warhol's Jackie (1964) based on photographs of Jackie Kennedy Onassis goes on display alongside Stretch (1964), a major black & white painting byBridget Riley an optical art work which appears to shift and vibrate.
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Named for the 1990s policy under which New York City took a tough stance against vice and crime, Zero Tolerance brings together works by artists from across the globe that address tensions between freedom and control. Many of the works combine elements of political demonstration and celebratory parades to create art of a charged and ambivalent nature, responding to concerns specific in place and time.
Zero Tolerance is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Margaret Aldredge, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.
Nancy Gifford, LAMENT (Detail), 2014, Gold stamped antique book covers on wood, 10 x 32 ft., Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Joanne Calitri
Requiem for the Bibliophile
Historical and current phenomena that affect the library system will be examined vis à vis artistic production of Jorge Méndez Blake, Carlos Garaicoa, Nancy Gifford, David Horvitz, Emily Jacir, Xaviera Simmons and Mickey Smith. In newly commissioned and recent works ranging from architectural proposals to large scale installations, they explore the library via concepts of diversity, strategic redundancy, innovation, and experimentation.
Exhibition on view Sunday, September 7, 2014 to Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Throughout Frieze Art Fair and through
the shiny, shiny windows of Berkeley Square’s Rolls Royce showroom, you
can currently spot the building blocks of Turner Prize nominee, Angela
Bulloch’s installation, Cipher of L.
On October 12, 2014, Lisa Cooley hosted a poster hanging and reception for the Newspaper Reading Club, New York Poster Project, the third in a series of offsite projects, developed in collaboration with Fiona Connor and Michala Paludan.
First established in 2011 by Fiona Connor and Michala Paludan, the Newspaper Reading Club is an ongoing project that takes many forms including; performances, radio broadcasts, publications and posters. Central to the project is an investigation of how people retrieve their news and how they engage with larger narratives of current affairs.
Lisa Cooley is located at 107 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002.
'Cipher of L' by Angela Bulloch at Rolls-Royce's Berkeley Square Showroom.
A sculpture of
flashing ‘pixel boxes’ lights up the Mayfair showroom of Rolls-Royce for
the duration of Frieze. Berlin-based artist Angela Bulloch's one-off
piece has the same dimensions, and a similar level of craftsmanship, as a
Rolls-Royce Phantom. Bulloch went to the Rolls-Royce workshop in
Goodwood to seek inspiration, and was ‘impressed by the technology and
quality of leatherwork and veneers that go into the making of all their
cars’. Using LEDS for the first time, she adds: ‘The light programme
that runs through my 'Cipher of L' piece uses a range of secret colours
usually found on the exterior of Rolls-Royce's cars and the work will
have a puzzling pattern that nearly never repeats.’
LONDON.- Fiona Banner's project for PEER has been in response to an invitation to collaborate with the London-based Archive of Modern Conflict. Rather than delving into the archive to draw out, spotlight or re-contextualise specific material for special scrutiny, Banner has elected to commission a new body of work by award winning Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin who she briefed to explore the City of London and to reflect its activities, behaviours, customs and costume through the lens of conflict photography. In a subversion of roles, Banner will then present a selection of these images to be accessioned into the archive, to be filed under the heading Heart of Darkness, 2014.
Pilar Corrias presents With a Rhythmic Instinction to be Able to Travel Beyond Existing Forces of Life, Philippe Parreno's third solo exhibition at the gallery. Comprising four new automatons, the show is Parreno's first in the UK since his 2010 solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. The exhibition centres around the titular work, a new automaton assembled from hundreds of drawings created by Parreno over the last four years, each depicting the same insect: a firefly or luciola (small light), that is brought to life on a large LED screen.
Exhibition is on view October 14-November 14, 2014.
Artists for Peace and Justice has announced that Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martinwill curate the second edition of "FIERCE CREATIVITY," a five-day selling exhibition that features the work of over 45 contemporary artists. 100 percent of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the APJ non-profit organization and their efforts in Haiti.
Co-presented by BOVET 1822 and VHERNIER, "Fierce Creativity" will feature works from: Rita Ackermann, Huma Bhabha, Sanford Biggers, Cecily Brown, Tom Burr, Chuck Close, Anne Collier, Jessica Craig-Martin, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Gregory Crewdson, John Currin, Urs Fischer, Liam Gillick, Katy Grannan, Damien Hirst, Jonathan Horowitz, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Alex Katz, Julian Lethbridge, Malerie Marder, Mary Ellen Mark, Adam McEwen, Josephine Meckseper, Marilyn Minter, Rob Pruitt, Martin Puryear, Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer, Mika Rottenberg, Jackie Saccoccio, David Salle, Joel Shapiro, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Billy Sullivan, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jack Tworkov, Charline von Heyl, Kara Walker, William Wegman, Aaron Young, and Zhang Huan.
"FIERCE CREATIVITY" 2014 begins on Oct. 22 and will run through Oct. 25. For more information, head to the Artists for Peace and Justice website.
Curator's Choice is a lecture series featuring prominent speakers hand-picked by the curators at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. On Thursday, October 23, Jorge Pardo will speak in conjunction with the exhibition Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection, on view August 31, 2014-January 4, 2015. The exhibition features Pardo's colossal lamp sculpture Untitled (Sea Urchin) (2012). This lecture will be a special opportunity to hear the artist reflect on his work and process.
Lecture is Thursday, October 23, 5:30pm at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Mary Craig Auditorium. Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, reply by October 16 to Hanna Ashcraft at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805.884.6425.
Thursday, March 12, 2015–Sunday, September 13, 2015
Pioneering video artist Diana Thater will create an installation of new works inspired by the Milky Way. Like the legendary Silicon Valley "garage," SJMA's "Beta Space" serves as an experimental laboratory for artists, collaborative ventures, and catalytic ideas.
Previously shown artists at Beta Space include Anna Sew Hoy, Ruben Ochoa, Kevin Appel, and Ranu Mukherjee, among others.
Diana Thater, Shilo, 1995. Installation view, Le Creux de l'Enfer Centre d'Art Contemporain a Thiers, Theirs, France, 1995
October 1, 2014 - The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) presents Video Playlist: The Old Spaghetti Factory. Programmed and introduced by artist Karthik Pandian, the program includes Rose Lowder’s BOUQUETS 1-10 (1995, 16mm), Richard Serra’s HAND CATCHING LEAD (1968, 16mm), Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn’s WHACKER (2005), Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson’s SWAMP (1971), Ramyar Vala’s MY GOPRO (2013), Barry Johnston’s UNTITLED (2006), Stephen G. Rhodes’ INSTRUCTIONS FOR A 16 SIDED BARN: YOUR SHIT IS IN MY MOUTH (2001), Jennifer West’s #50 NIRVANA ALCHEMY FILM (2007), Diana Thater’s SHILO (1995), Sophia Rhee’s VICTOR (2012, 16mm), Nick Bastis’ SURVIVORS BLOSSOM (2013), Basim Magdy’s TIME LAUGHS BACK AT YOU LIKE A SUNKEN SHIP (2012), Pennacchio Argentato's I GOT A GOOD JOB (2006), and Mariah Garnett’s SIGNAL (2012, 16mm).
. Part of Above: City Farm, Chicago, founded by Ken Dunn"A Lived Practice" at SAIC
Photo: Greg Lindsey
"A Proximity of Consciousness" Celebrates Art and Activism in Chicago"
"A Proximity of Consciousness" is currently on view at Chicago's School of the Art Institute. Part of a larger two-month long SAIC programming initiative called "A Lived Practice," the show features an expanding art movement that appears to be steadily gaining greater institutional and commercial support.
A show of 10 large-scale commissioned works by artists Jim Duignan, Pablo Helguera, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Dan Peterman, alt-historians Pocket Guide to Hell, J. Morgan Puett, Michael Rakowitz, "legislative artists" Tamms Year Ten and Laurie Jo Reynolds, the art collective Temporary Services, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, the exhibition illustrates the bourgeoning influence of what UCLA art historian Miwon Kwon has called "art in the public interest." Unsurprisingly, more than half of the artists are SAIC alumni. "Social practice has been fundamental to the Chicago arts scene for more than 100 years," Jacobs told the Art Newspaper, invoking the example of Jane Addams's pioneering social work at Hull House (now a city museum), John Dewey's writing on school reform, and the lasting impact of Chicago's labor movement. According to Jacobs, in Chicago at least "socially engaged art practice is not taken as a passing art style." - Christian Viveros-Fauné via http://news.artnet.com
Angela Bulloch's 6 Chains: Permutation B (52:4 — White), 2002
ABU DHABI // Artwork from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection will be on display for the first time at an upcoming exhibition that highlights light itself.
The Seeing Through Light exhibit opens at Manarat Al Saadiyat in November and showcases 16 works from the collection as well as two pieces on loan from the institution in New York, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) said on Wednesday.
The selections are a "stepping stone" for the future museum, "where the art presented will be structured under the same transcultural perspective, manner and philosophy," she said.
Artists represented include Iranians Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and YZ Fami, as well as Algerian Rachid Koraichi, Canadian Angela Bulloch, American Robert Irwin and the late German artist Otto Piene.
The theme of light is to be more fully explored in the museum itself, TCA said. Renowned architect Frank Gehry's design for the museum is "a monument to light", the authority said.
Curators from the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and TCA organised the exhibition.
The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open in 2017 as part of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, where the Zayed National Museum, Performing Arts Centre and Louvre Abu Dhabi are also planned to open.
Seeing Through Light is free of charge and runs from November 5 to January 19.
"Banner excels at realising ostensibly simple ideas on a grand scale, allowing them to suggest any number of allusions and hidden significances. At first, her monumental installations provoke a gut reaction, rather than a cerebral one. The work hits you over the head – but it sticks fast inside and colours the way you look at everything around you. I was driven to laugh and cower for roughly equal parts of my visit to Wp Wp Wp. To be clear, I don't feel that is something I could write about many other contemporary art exhibitions." -Digby Warde-Aldam
Angela Bulloch visiting the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced a new installation by Angela Bulloch entitled Cipher of L. to be presented at the marque's London showroom in Berkeley Square. The work will be unveiled on Thursday 9 October 2014 and will be shown for three weeks to coincide with Frieze Art Fair. Cipher of L. takes the form of a 'Pixel Box' installation that mimics the properties of a Rolls-Royce motor car. Angela Bulloch is known for her interest in systems, patterns and rules, and the creative territory between mathematics and aesthetics. This new installation will incorporate certain physical, as well as conceptual, elements of a Rolls-Royce motor car, exploring the relationship between art, technology and craftsmanship.
The exhibition TL;DR ("too long; didn't read") traces the use of readily available popular media by a range of contemporary artists.
Los Angeles based writer and curator Michael Ned Holte has included artists who engage these media, from tumblr, to text messaging, from Craigslist to chat roulette, as a way to create meaning in the highly coded, libidinal spaces of contemporary communication.
Above: Jessica Stockholder, Peer out to see, Reina Sofia (2010)
On November 24, 2014, Jessica Stockholder will present the second in her Rethinking Exhibitions: Visiting Speakers Series sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies, which are free and open to the public. The lecture will take place on November 24, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St, in Logan Gallery #107.
Above: Jorge Méndez Blake, Hotel Monturiol, (2011-12)
Jorge Méndez Blake's work will be featured at CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) Raleigh in their upcoming exhibition 'Limited Visibility.' The show is curated by Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna and Natalia Zuluaga and will be on view October 2, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The show features the collection of Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer, as well as, other works by leading artists from Latin America.
Rirkrit Tiravanija is presenting "Demo Station No 5", inviting visitors to watch and participate in cultural activities as part of the 10th anniversary exhibition of the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art.
A "contemporary recreation" of Friedrich Kiesler's "Space Stage" from 1924, Rirkrit, 53, has reinvented it as an "open station" where visitors can watch performances, interact with each other or just relax.
"I want people to move around like they are in their daily life. Part of my interest is always to break down the distance between what we think of as art or high art and what we do in our daily life," he says.
The two-story wooden stage serves as the venue for fashion shows, concerts and performances - unusual events for a quiet museum. There will be concerts of classical music, Korean traditional music and alternative music, with performances by professional dancers. At the same time, the audience can use it as their own playground, their own stage for piano performances, and a classroom, where they can learn how to play different drums from around the world.
"Demo Station No 5" is at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art until December 21.
Above: Kerry Tribe, "Critical Mass" film still, (2010-ongoing), featuring Nick Huff and Emilie O'Hara. This work is based on 1971 structuralist film "Critical Mass" by Hollis Frampton, which captures an argument between a couple and cuts it up into a series of rhythmic, repetitive snippets.
Artadia's 15th Anniversary Exhibition
Curated by Gianni Jetzer
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5 - 8pm
285 Spring Street
New York, NY
The renowned organization Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue celebrates 15 years of support for visual artists with a vibrant show presenting the work of 20 Artadia Awardees at Longhouse Projects in downtown Manhattan. The exhibition is curated by former Swiss Institute director Gianni Jetzer and includes artists from Artadia's six US program cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco as well as Artadia NADA Awardees. While the artists work in a large thematic range, they all share a conciseness and singularity in their visions, making them exemplary voices in their communities.