• Ostalgia

      Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:37

      “Ostalgia,” is an exhibition that brings together the work of more than 50 artists from 20 countries across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Contesting the format of a conventional geographical survey, the exhibition will include works produced by Western European artists who have depicted the reality and the myth of the East. “Ostalgia” […]

    • The Urban Fabric of Diener & Diener

      Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:23

        Architect Roger Diener speaks almost poetically about how a building is seen and experienced. His Swiss architecture firm, Diener & Diener, active since 1980, develops every design “by addressing the place in terms of the change in perception that a building will bring about.” Ultimately, he says, “We would like to deepen our understanding […]

    • Richard Hawkins: Scalps, Dungeon Doors & Salome Paintings

      Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:21

        In lieu of a press release for his show at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Richard Hawkins offers a literary dirge, lamenting the loss of gay poets as well as the King of Hearts, an industrial gay bar offering asylum to “minorities within a minority.” Hawkins recalls the patrons as “Mexican kids with fake I.D.’s, big […]

    • On The Verge : The Current Status of Korean Art in New York

      Wednesday, 24 August 2011 14:59

      Every year the Tate gallery in London selects an artist who receives an honorary award. Many of world’s media and art observers take note the winning artist. While it does not necessarily mean that the winner is the best artist of the year, a kind of this award may imply the artist has achieved significance […]

    • Illumination of Man

      Wednesday, 24 August 2011 14:49

      In Saudi, the old and traditional beliefs collapsed. I denied my existing values. I went through an inner turmoil but still learned from traditional teachings imposed on me, whether religious, cultural, social or political. I assimilated all these ideas and then tried to destroy them. Out of this turmoil emerged a great dilemma that gave […]

    • Loft In The Red Zone: A Tribute to September 11th

      Friday, 19 August 2011 20:18

      “Loft In The Red Zone” is a traveling multimedia art installation taking place this September in NYC and traveling to Moscow, Russia. In the late 1990ʼs, many artists could still be found in downtown Manhattan. They were living, working and creating in Tribeca, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, Battery Park and The Financial District. Tragically many […]

    • The Tell-Tale Tart: Sculptures By Shirin Fakhim

      Friday, 19 August 2011 17:18

      Shirin Fakhim takes us to the inner world of the artist; a world full of complexity, fear, wonder, and observation. Shirin’s sculptures begin with assemblages of readymade traditional terra cotta pots of various shapes and scales, which are used as the body. They are then decorated with fabrics, wigs, jazzy coloured high heel boots, and […]

    • Female Subjects, Liminal Spaces

      Friday, 19 August 2011 16:49

        I perform scenarios that give visibility to the conflicts of desire and identity as I experience them. Through the camera, I am able to transgress the limits of my body in order to express and reflect upon the nature of these experiences in ways that might otherwise be impossible. The staging of theatrical, intimate, […]

    • “Ray’s a Laugh” Opens at Half Gallery in the Lower East Side

      Friday, 19 August 2011 16:15

      Serving as a tantalizing example of artistic independence and wit, Ray Johnson is an artist of almost mythic proportions. Purposefully setting himself off tangentially from the focus of the art scene radar throughout his life, Johnson was an artist who was constantly testing the boundaries of his relationship to the exhibition environment. This seemingly self-depreciating […]

    • Elena del Rivero’s 9/11 Commemorative at the New Museum

      Tuesday, 16 August 2011 18:03

      Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Del Rivero lived and worked on Cedar Street, directly across from the World Trade Center. In the aftermath of the event and as a result of the sheer force of destruction, her space was filled with ashes, dust, and debris. She was in her native Spain on the day of […]

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