• Art from the ‘Inside’: Caroline Luppescu Interviews Phyllis Kornfeld

      Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:08

      CL: What is the Inside/Outside Envelope Project? PK: Well, the I/O Project is something that I hope will benefit both prison inmates, and people in need outside of the prison system. It’s inspired by envelope art tradition, which prisoners have perpetuated for years—it’s a way of giving something to those on the ‘outside’ whom they […]

    • Blackwell’s Crossing Over

      Monday, 23 January 2012 17:36

      Anyone following the long career of New Yorker Matthew Blackwell is familiar with the artist’s political and social paintings cast with farmers, fools, clowns, coaches, red bohemians, bears, donkeys, goats, friends, heros, girls, ass kickers, mystics, v-8 engines, Greek gods, Rastas, cats, friends, Jesus, saints, and sinners. A recent exhibit at Edward Thorp in New […]

    • A Farewell to Exit Art

      Friday, 20 January 2012 17:21

      After 30 amazing years, Exit Art will be closing end of May 2012. Exit Art has supported and fostered a vibrant, interdisciplinary artistic community in New York, organizing over 200 exhibitions, events, festivals and programs, featuring more than 2,500 artists. Founded in 1982 by Executive Director, Jeanette Ingberman and Artist Director, Papo Colo, Exit Art […]

    • In Conversation: Jennifer Samet Interviews Andrea Belag

      Friday, 20 January 2012 16:51

      Andrea Belag:  Matisse and Philip Guston were my primary influences as a young artist. I went to the NYSS to study with Philip Guston but he was not open to working with female students. After leaving school, I wanted to expunge his influence and I looked closely at the work of Eva Hesse and other […]

    • A Beautiful Elsewhere: Mathematics, Paris-Style

      Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:06

      “Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewhere” is a unique exhibition created by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain with the aim of offering visitors “a sudden change of scenery,” to use an expression of mathematician Alexandre Grothendieck. The Fondation Cartier has opened its doors to the community of mathematicians and invited a number of artists to accompany […]

    • Exposed Occupation: Zefrey Throwell at Gasser & Grunert

      Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:52

      Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert are pleased to present the exhibition Ocularpation: Wall Street by Zefrey Throwell, from January 6-February 11, 2012, featuring photographs, paintings, video, and sculpture. The exhibition centers around a large-scale continuous video projection of Ocularpation: Wall Street, created on August 1, 2011, in which 50 performers directed by Zefrey Throwell, gathered […]

    • In Conversation: John O’Connor Interviews Ken Weathersby

      Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:49

      Ken Weathersby: Right now there’s something I’m calling ZTE—zombie tableau ensemble. It’s from an image that appeared in my head a couple of months ago: a group of paintings, a specific tableau. I saw this arrangement of paintings hanging on the wall and some that were freestanding. They seemed to come toward me across the […]

    • Joan Mitchell: The Last Paintings

      Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:48

      The exhibition also features Mitchell’s late, purely abstract paintings. These works range in format including single canvasses, diptychs and tondos. The works display a radical and free use of colour and line, as well as a confident experimentation with composition, scale and physical structure. Each painting showcases Mitchell’s mature artistic style that, over a prolific […]

    • Artists Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Monday, 16 January 2012 16:04

      For close to 30 years, dance pioneers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman have been colleagues in the pursuit for human rights and democratic practice in and through the arts. Collaborating for the first time, the choreographers will talk about their new work inspired in part by civil rights leaders Reverend Martin Luther King, […]

    • The Armory Show 2012: Nordic Focus

      Monday, 16 January 2012 15:59

      The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. Now celebrating its fourteenth year, the Armory Show is re-establishing itself as the most adventurous and dynamic contemporary art fair in […]

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