• In Conversation: Michael Brennan Interviews Trudy Benson

      Monday, 13 June 2011 18:24

      Michael Brennan: When I first saw your work I thought, “Here’s a painter who’s a wildcard.” And I wanted to know on a personal level: Were you always a rule breaker? Were you a problem child? Trudy Benson: As a kid, no; as I got older, I guess I was. I had dreadlocks when I […]

    • Guy Laliberté

      Friday, 10 June 2011 18:45

      ASSOULINE is pleased to announce the publication of a groundbreaking new title. Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, documents his experience in space in the first-ever book of photography published by a private space explorer. Featuring his photographs of Earth—as seen from the International Space Station—this evocative piece showcases Laliberté’s captivation with Earth’s surface, […]

    • Yellow Signal

      Tuesday, 7 June 2011 22:02

       Pioneering video and multimedia artist Wang Jianwei is known for his conceptually complex, multi-faceted explorations of the contemporary Chinese reality. Using elements of theatre, philosophical inquiry, artistic methodology and “scripted accident,” he seeks to illuminate the in-between, that poorly defined grey zone where most of us live—and where most of the really interesting things happen. […]

    • Kurt Schwitters: Color & Collage

      Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:40

      Kurt Schwitters, a “grandfather figure” of the avant-garde in his native Germany and a master of European Dada and Surrealism, is finally conquering the hearts and minds of Americans thanks to this “extreme collage” experience, curated by Isabel Schultz (of Kurt Schwitters Archive at the Sprengel Museum, Hannover) in collaboration with Menil director Josef Helfenstein. […]

    • If a Tree Stands In the Garden, Will You See It?

      Monday, 6 June 2011 17:11

       Nothing says summer like a leisurely afternoon in the garden. The Katonah Museum of Art’s provides the perfect outdoor spot to eat lunch or escape for some peaceful moments beneath the magnificent 100-year-old Norway Spruce trees that stand sentry over the Sculpture Garden. On June 5, things will get even more interesting as five of […]

    • A+

      Monday, 6 June 2011 17:01

        On the occasion of Bushwick Open Studios, ARCH Production & Design NYC teams up with curator Claudia Eve Beauchesne to present A+, a multi-disciplinary exhibition of works by ARCH members and other Brooklyn-based artists. “Media mix freely and eclectic influences fuse into new forms. Art, design and architecture bleed into one another. A+ is […]

    • Captivating Portraits and Raw Collages: Why Carl Köhler’s Art is Worth the Looking

      Monday, 6 June 2011 16:46

      Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud – Carl Köhler knew them all. At least, so it seems when facing his portraits. From the edgy, black lines of Franz Kafka, crudely cut in wood, to the airy blue shades used to capture the sensitivity of Joyce Carol Oates. Little known outside the borders of his native […]

    • An Interview with Judith Brotman

      Tuesday, 31 May 2011 18:52

        “Often this ideal is subverted by a reality that is less than perfect and relationships are somewhere on a continuum from the quirky and oddball to the disturbing and unsettling.” “Often this ideal is subverted by a reality that is less than perfect and relationships are somewhere on a continuum from the quirky and […]

    • Frahm Brothers: Insight into Collection

      Tuesday, 31 May 2011 18:34

       “This week NY Arts caught up with two of the world’s leading contemporary art advisers, Nicolai and Michael Frahm. The brothers, originally from Copenhagen but now based in London, have collaborated with some of the highest profile artists of our time and advise prolific collectors and new collectors from all over the world. They spend […]

    • Relics of Survival

      Wednesday, 25 May 2011 17:29

          “The importance of 49 days is dually significant in that in Buddhist theology, 49 days is the amount of time the soul remains on earth between death and transmigration.” “The importance of 49 days is dually significant in that in Buddhist theology, 49 days is the amount of time the soul remains on […]

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