• Ineffable, Complex, Love at Galerie de Roussan

      Monday, 2 January 2012 17:02

      The exhibition planned for next year has the density of a storm-filled sky: invasive, over-the-top and massive, François Mazabraud’s wooden sculpture takes up almost the whole of the ground floor. Its weight is so great that seems only to hold together thanks to a delicate balance. Close by, the anxious figures in the large painting […]

    • The Autobiography of Damian Moppett

      Friday, 30 December 2011 17:54

      Rennie Collection’s latest endeavor features video, sculptures and a wealth of paintings and drawings by Canadian artist Damian Moppett, as well as a large-scale special commission. Moppett often works in serial form, and his over-arching project sees a kind of omnivorous processing of art history paired with a hermetic self-reflexivity. By fervently collecting Moppett’s work […]

    • Dead, Fictive, Live: Iris Shieferstein

      Thursday, 29 December 2011 17:02

      Paola Fiorido: Why are you working with dead material? Iris Shieferstein: Because it was lying on the street. Nobody is interested in dead animals that nobody eats. I picked it up like Duchamp. And I use them, like the author uses the fable. Hopefully, the creations inspire a new point of view on death. If […]

    • 8 New York Artists in Canada

      Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:08

      Fran Hill Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled “In The End A Good Story Is All That Remains.” The exhibition features the recent work of eight “story telling” New York City based artists, each one unique in their focus, concerns, and manner of presentation. While much art on view today is about […]

    • The Passing Of An Icon: Helen Frankenthaler

      Tuesday, 27 December 2011 16:30

      Images of Helen Frankenthaler and Clement Greenberg hanging out at the Cedar Bar or upstate visiting David Smith are burned into our cultural memory.  It was at the turn of the beat generation where artists, poets and writers co-mingled in what would be the the tail end of a thriving American bohemia.  These icons of […]

    • Museum of Desires: Claire Hooper

      Monday, 26 December 2011 17:15

      Claire Hooper is the winner of the 2010 Baloise Art Prize. At mumok she is presenting her prize-winning video Video Nyx (2010), as part of a trilogy which also includes two works from 2011, Aoide and Eris. In her films, the British artist (born 1978) interweaves narratives from the present with characters and concepts from […]

    • Personal/Formal: Rene Rietmeyer’s Boxes

      Friday, 23 December 2011 17:11

      The artist Rene Rietmeyer (*1957, Netherlands) creates abstract, three-dimensional wall objects, which he calls “Boxes”. These Boxes address his own, personal existence within time and space. His work is about expressing his existence, about living out the consequences of his thoughts, about living a conscious life and creating an awareness about this in others. In […]

    • Francophilia in Florida

      Thursday, 22 December 2011 18:51

      When he heard that I was about to move to Miami, the French artist Joël Hubaut put me in contact with collectors Ruth and Marvin Sackner, who generously opened their doors to me. The discovery of many French artists in their collection and the collectors’ francophilia was the starting point of the concept of this […]

    • Josiah McElheny: The Past Was a Mirage I’d Left Far Behind

      Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:29

      New York-based artist Josiah McElheny is a sculptor, performance artist, writer and filmmaker, best known for his use of glass with other materials. For his Bloomberg Commission he uses light and mirrors to transform the Whitechapel Gallery into a hall of mirrors. Josiah McElheny is the latest artist invited to create a new work of […]

    • New Museum Announces 2012 Triennial Artists

      Tuesday, 20 December 2011 17:57

      The New Museum has announced its list of participating artists in the 2012 Triennial, the only recurring exhibition in the United States devoted to presenting young artists from around the globe. Opening to the public on February 15, the Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives, totaling over fifty participants, born between […]

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