The group exhibition at dawn draws connections between techniques of image production and the social and political work that goes into imagining alternatives to what the late Cuban American thinker José Esteban Muñoz called our “poisonous and insolvent” present. The show seeks to express a sense of art’s utopian horizon—a generative space of desire, experimentation, and queer relationality aligned with what he described as “ecstatic time.” Featuring twenty-five works that range from early performance videos by Joan Jonas to the allegorical and animated worlds of Jacolby Satterwhite, the exhibition insists on the possibility of “something else, something better, something dawning.”
Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a contemporary art exhibition across Northeast Ohio comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that takes place across Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin every three years. Its inaugural edition An American City, which was curated by Artistic Director Michelle Grabner, generated over 90,000 visitors from more than 25 countries and brought $31 million in new economic activity to the region.
Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second iteration of FRONT International, will run from July 16 through October 2, 2022. Building on the success of the first edition, FRONT 2021 will further the Triennial’s commitment to stimulating new and sustained cultural conversations within the region.
The Condition of Being Addressable is a group exhibition that brings together an international and intergenerational roster of 25 artists whose work constitutes an ongoing exploration of bodies in exposure and the ever-evolving performance of language. The participating artists situate the body as a site of address—one to name, to call, to speak toward, to challenge, to redress—and question how the exchange between viewer and subject impacts the social and physical movements of bodies and how they are seen in the world. Further, in their respective practices, each artist interrogates power relations as experienced through the dynamics of race, gender, and sexuality, the limits of spoken and written language to articulate these experiences, and the agency of constructing a self-image.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden’s The Trace of an Implied Presence meditates on the living history and influence of contemporary Black dance in the United States. The exhibition centers on a multichannel video installation inspired by the artist’s research into the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 1983 landmark festival, Dance Black America, a dynamic presentation of American dance that featured legendary Black dancers, choreographers, scholars, and dance companies. In The Shed’s Level 2 Gallery, the installation features four individual dance floors that function as stages for projected images of archival dance footage, film portraits of key figures involved with the festival, and the artist’s own documentation of the Philly Bop, a Black social dance from her native Philadelphia.
On February 19, 2022, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA at VCU) will open the first solo exhibition by Ghanaian artist Gideon Appah. Appah is a young painter who incorporates Ghanaian cultural ephemera and imagination into his work, which responds to contemporary Ghanaian culture through newspaper clippings, entertainment posters, and films from the ’70s-’80s This exhibition will be largely comprised of newly commissioned work and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.
Challenging both the art world and the world at large, General Idea (1969–1994) remains one of the most influential artist groups to have emerged from Canada. Together, Felix Partz (1945–1994), Jorge Zontal (1944–1994) and AA Bronson (b. 1946) invented a ground-breaking practice that spanned more than twenty-five years.
Welcome back to the Stanczak Color Quarterly. This newsletter celebrates the work of seminal Op-Artist Julian Stanczak, honoring his rigorous investigation—and enduring love—of color. We're happy to present this 2nd issue, which invites you to explore Brisk, 1980.
Linger and Flow is inspired by shared experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the transformative power of rest; of intentional care of oneself, others, and objects; and the pleasures of sensing and feeling the world anew. Bringing together recent acquisitions and objects that have not been on view in recent years, this exhibition highlights works in PAFA’s collection that invite us to pause and contemplate.
This newsletter celebrates the work of seminal Op-Artist Julian Stanczak, honoring his rigorous investigation—and enduring love—of color. Our inaugural issue invites you to enjoy his 16-panel constellation painting Complementaries = Yellow, 2007.
On February 18, 2022, Jessica Stockholder was featured in the Annual Artists’ Interviews at CAA’s 110th Annual Conference, interviewed by Christine Mehring. See below to watch the interview in full!
(Never) As I Was marks the third year of the multiyear partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1, and features new work by the 2020–21 Artist-in-Residence cohort: Widline Cadet (b. 1992, Pétion-Ville, Haiti), Texas Isaiah (b. Brooklyn, NY), Genesis Jerez (b. 1993, Bronx, NY), and Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, South Carolina).
Inspired by the solace found in video game fantasy worlds during his childhood hospitalization with osteogenic sarcoma, internationally renowned artist Jacolby Satterwhite is creating a public artwork to be situated on the site of Cleveland Clinic’s BioRepository. Developed in collaboration with residents of the immediate surrounding Fairfax neighborhood, the powerful video installation will amplify local voices, explore art as a form of healing and serve as a lasting link to the community.
Kiki Kogelnik invited to the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The 59th International Art Exhibition, titled The Milk of Dreams and curated by Cecilia Alemani, is organised by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Roberto Cicutto. The Pre-opening will take place on April 20, 21 and 22; the Awards Ceremony and Inauguration will be held on 23 April 2022.
Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University will present the first major monographic survey of Jacolby Satterwhite’s work. Curated by Elizabeth Chodos, Spirits Roaming on the Earth traces ten years of the artist’s panoramic oeuvre. Satterwhite incorporates a broad set of real and fantastical references in his work—drawing from sources that include modernism, mythology, video gaming, queer theory, and Black culture—that inform his 3D animated videos, sculptures, electronic dance tracks, and performances. His wide-ranging practice evokes an essential moral lesson on the healing properties of human creativity as Satterwhite transforms existential uncertainty into a generative engine of resilience, reinvention, and celebration. This ability is something he shares with his late mother and muse, Patricia Satterwhite, who leveraged her own irrepressible creative energy to transform hardship into new worlds of possibility.
Launching World AIDS Day, 1 Dec 2021, CIRCA presents VideoVirus, a powerful new film by AA Bronson and General Idea. Reimagining their historic Imagevirus for a global audience, the artwork comes to life in a hypnotic video animation that virally transmits their activist message across billboards in London, Milan, New York, Seoul & Tokyo.
Throughout December, CIRCA is proud to partner with UNAIDS and Terrence Higgins Trust to mark 40 years since the disease was first recorded in 1981. A new work by AA Bronson, the sole surviving member of the General Idea art group, draws inspiration from the viral intentions of Imagevirus, which in the mid-1980s spread consciousness of the epidemic by reappropriating Robert Indiana's famous LOVE logo, virally transmitting the AIDS symbol through cities in the form of paintings, sculptures, videos, posters, and exhibitions.
Portikus is proud to present the first video solo exhibition in Germany by the renowned American artist, theater director and educator Pope.L (*1955).
Misconceptions premieres Pope.L’s latest video production titled Missverständnisse, a work that portrays provocative stereotypes to address issues of misogyny, nation, xenophobia, racism, and prejudices that persist in society to this day. Pope.L’s new work employs satire, laughs, and taboos as vehicles for engaging pertinent and painful truths, including the blind subservience to self, patriarchy, class, nation, and the permutations of indifference.
The ΑΒ7: ECLIPSE inhabits three neighbouring landmark buildings of the historic centre of Athens: the Former Department Store Fokas, the Former Santaroza Courthouse in Justice Square, and Schliemann-Mella Hall. These closely knit emblematic ghost buildings reflect various aspects and eras of the historical, cultural and architectural Athenian urban landscape.
As a draftsman, sculptor, teacher, politician, and activist, as well as action and installation artist, Joseph Beuys (1921, Krefeld – 1986, Düsseldorf) fundamentally changed the art of the twentieth century. His influence can still be felt today in artistic and political discourses. His centennial in 2021 is an occasion to rediscover and critically question both his complex work and his international appeal.
The exhibition provides profound insight into the cosmopolitical thinking of Joseph Beuys as manifested in his actions. For here—as an acting, speaking, and moving figure—Beuys examined the central and radical idea of his expanded concept of art: “Everyone is an artist”. The goal of his universalist approach was to renew society from the ground up.
Through works that bring together objects, movement, or the living body, The Paradox of Stillness explores the intersections between performance and visual art. The exhibition features some 100 artworks by successive generations of artists who test the boundaries between stillness and motion, mortality and time.
When the coronavirus pandemic shuttered its influential New York gallery and canceled art fairs worldwide, the gallerists at Mitchell-Innes & Nash went looking for new ideas. Among them was the concept of going into the hinterlands beyond Manhattan to host pop-ups and find collectors where they were as the rhythms of life were altered everywhere. Pop-ups, they believed, could replace art fairs.“We wanted to be able to supplement what was a significant part of our business,” Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery partner Courtney Willis Blair said last week in their new Aspen pop-up.
Jacolby Satterwhite uses digital animation to construct epic imagined worlds inspired by video games, Afrofuturism, and queer theory. Birds in Paradise is set primarily in a vast coliseum over which a nude Black man wearing a cowboy hat soars on a winged metallic horse. The computer-generated scenes unfold alongside live-action footage of Satterwhite himself as he participates in Yoruba-derived rituals related to rebirth and regeneration. The soundtrack features recordings of Patricia Satterwhite, the artist’s late mother, singing the words “born to be free” and other phrases layered against electronic dance tracks. Satterwhite has described this video, with its emphasis on return and repetition, as a reflection on “being reborn and re-centering yourself, finding home again.”
Early last year, Vielmetter Los Angeles presented “Karl Haendel: Double Dominant” featuring a series of photorealistic drawings by Karl Haendel. He portrayed fellow Los Angeles artists whose work inspires him, capturing the dominant hand used in creating their work. “If you take a quick glance at one of these drawings, it looks like a right and left hand. Look more closely and you realize that’s not the case–it’s the same hand, and it’s somehow interleaved with itself,” Haendel wrote about the series. African American artists Edgar Arceneaux, EJ Hill, and Rodney McMillian are among the figures he featured. One of the works, “Double Dominant 4 (Rodney McMillian)” (2018), was recently acquired by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
From May 27, 2021 to January 30, 2022, the EDF Group Foundation presents Fake News: Art, Fiction, Mensonge, an unprecedented exhibition in France bringing together the works of French and international artists who alert and question the proliferation of false information in our world hyperconnected while challenging our critical thinking. Born from a collective commission brought together by Laurence Lamy, General Delegate of the Foundation, this exhibition offers an artistic and educational stroll between reality, interpretation and perception to understand and decipher the mechanics of false information.
Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning sets out to examine the spectrum of the extended mind through artistic and theoretical means. Directed by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, the 13th Gwangju Biennale (1 April–9 May, 2021) will feature a dynamic program encompassing an exhibition, a performance program, an online publishing platform and publications, and a series of public forums bringing together artists, theoretical scientists, and systems thinkers. The Biennale argues for the primacy of plurality, positing that points of origin and influence ought to be accessed not only through the dominant technological systems and machinic vocabularies traceable to the West but also relate to heterodox ancestries.
Accra, Ghana’s Noldor Artist Residency, established this past November with an inaugural four-week residency awarded to emerging Ghanian artist Emmanuel Taku, has announced that it is adding a yearlong program for junior and senior fellows and that it will be occupying a 7,500-square foot space in a former pharmaceutical warehouse in the city’s burgeoning Labadi arts district. The fellowship program is aimed at emerging and midcareer contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora, with the intent of helping them collectively deepen their practices, while fostering a sense of community. Additionally, the organization hopes to launch its junior fellows into the primary art market via representation by a commercial gallery.
Los Angeles-based artist Karl Haendel leverages his practice of large-scale, exquisitely executed pencil drawings to highlight the achievements of individuals overcoming immense physical hurdles. Some of the individuals pictured are professional athletes and others are relatable figures simply enjoying their freedom to move. All have used the loss of limbs not as a limitation but as a stepping stone for greater physical achievement, asking us to reexamine our customary understanding of athletic prowess and corporal perfection. The artist writes about his work:
My practice revolves around the appropriation of visual signifiers and their recontextualization through drawing. I use drawing to symbolically align myself with labor, while also invoking a basic human impulse to leave a mark. I remove images and texts from their original contexts and reconfigure them through graphite, scale and juxtaposition into a new form of visual language. I use this language to explore how our culture uses images to produce opinions, values, and beliefs and how the images we produce reflexively re-shape these frameworks.
Thursday 11 February OGR Cult inaugurates the "Cut a rug a round square" exhibition curated by the American artist Jessica Stockholder with works from two important international philanthropic collections: the "la Caixa" Contemporary Art Collection in Barcelona, one of the most prestigious collections of banking origin, and that of the Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art CRT , whose works are on permanent loan at the Turin museums of GAM - Gallery of Modern Art and Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art.
Jacolby Satterwhite uses video, performance, 3D animation, and drawing to build intricate digital worlds and movements that explore memory, desire, and mythology. His works feature dance and performance as well as drawings of speculative inventions designed by his mother. He borrows from aesthetic portrayals of science fiction and fantasy, relying on preexisting technologies and their surrounding subcultures to build new worlds. His future-gazing visual and sonic constructions privilege the immediacy of tactile pleasure over Western-centric myths of steady progression towards an idealized civilization.
The show’s title, LOVER‘S MATERIAL is a reference to the author Franz Schulzes characterization of the relationship between Johnson and his partner Jon Stroup. In Schulze’s biography of Johnson, Stroup is described as «comfortably passive». For Bonvicini, this opened up the notion that relationships can also be defined as something both objectifying and rationalizing. Starting with this idea, the whole exhibition delves into the relationships—economic and private, as well as political—that are linked to exhibition spaces. How can the artist’s relationship to the museum’s site, its works of art, its visitors, or its employees be defined, and what kind of dependencies are created?
100 Drawings from Now is an exhibition and benefit event supporting participating artists and The Drawing Center. Featuring drawings made by an international group of artists since early 2020, 100 Drawings from Now provides a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States.
Mary Kelly, artist and Judge Widney Professor in the Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, in conversation with Shelley Langdale, curator and head of modern prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art
VIA Art Fund has announced its 2020 grant recipients, among whom the nonprofit will distribute $1.5 million, the largest disbursement it has made to date. The funds will be awarded to artists, collectives, and institutions across four categories: Artistic Production Grant Fund, VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant Fund, 2020 VIA Grantee Relief Fund, and the VIA Curatorial Fellowship.
In the first days of the Covid-19 pandemic, an informal group of contemporary galleries from around the world came together to discuss how to navigate through the new challenges of the global crisis as it affected our artists, staff and businesses. The relationships among us over weeks of exchange became close and essential and we discovered that while the pandemic had broken many things apart, it had also brought us together. A supportive sense of community ignited positivity and cooperative interactions, and the initial group of twelve grew to twenty-one. As an expression of this unity we initiated GALLERIES CURATE, a collaborative exhibition designed to express the dynamic dialogue between our individual programmes.
GALLERIES CURATE: RHE is the first chapter of this collaboration, an exhibition and website themed around a universal and, we hope, unifying subject: water. Like culture, water is never static but always in flux. Following the inaugural exhibition RHE, GALLERIES CURATE plan to invite new participants and add further curated chapters to a global conversation of thematic relationships between galleries, artists, and their audiences.
Jacolby Satterwhite is included in the group show Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, a major traveling exhibition comprised of over one hundred works by nearly eighty artists from the 1920s to the present.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash has promoted Courtney Willis Blair, a director at the New York gallery, to partner, The Art Newspaperreports. According to the gallery, Willis Blair, who joined the organization as an artist liaison in 2016, is one of the first of just a handful of Black partners at white-run galleries across the country and likely one of the few to ever hold a stake in a white-owned blue-chip Chelsea gallery.
The New York gallery Mitchell-Innes & Nash has promoted one of its directors, Courtney Willis Blair, to partner. The gallery says she will be one of the first few Black partners at a white-owned gallery in the US. Willis Blair joined the gallery as an artist liaison in 2016, following earlier roles at Mary Ryan Gallery and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
In the Place of the Public: Airport Series also comprises vinyl wall texts displayed alongside and amongst the photographs at various heights. These sentences, which Rosler has selected especially for Tate, draw attention to the ways in which airport advertising, signage and architecture in the airport promise to take the visitor elsewhere, mentally as well as physically.
In response to the wide range of emotions many of us experience lately, artist Martin Kersels is developing a glossary of feelings expressed through sound. In this first of two phases, Kersels shares sound expressions of seven emotions. For Phase 2, you're invited to add to the glossary!
Each semester CCS Bard hosts a program of lectures by leading artists, curators, art historians, and critics, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives. This talk is co-presented with the Africana Studies Program and Film and Electronic Arts Program at Bard College. Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media.
Since 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Latino descent through its Artist-in-Residence program. The program has supported over one hundred graduates who have gone on to highly regarded careers.
Sarah Braman and Annette Lemieux are both included in the group show Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.
Graduating college students at The New School's Parsons School of Design in New York are getting a matriculation gift from Solange Knowles. Through her creative agency, Saint Heron, the award-winning musician and performance artist has partnered with the school to launch Here and Now, a digital festival that will act as a virtual celebration of the Class of 2020, who have been placed in “an unique and unexpected position” due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, says Jason Kass, the school's interim dean of fashion.
In addition to showcasing the students’ end-of-the-year projects, Here and Now will also feature Metonymy, a 3D installation created in collaboration with Saint Heron’s creative team, artist Jacolby Satterwhite, and over 300 graduating students from the School of Fashion at Parsons.
THIS LONG CENTURY is an ever-evolving collection of personal insights from artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians and cultural icons the world over. Bringing together such intimate work as sketchbooks, personal memorabilia, annotated typescripts, short essays, home movies and near impossible to find archival work, THIS LONG CENTURY serves as a direct line to the contributors themselves.
Martha Rosler (New York) pioneered the use of video as a tool for social and political analysis. Her practice is built on a multiplicity of artistic languages such as photography, collage or performance, and different ways of activating the social fabric through writing or teaching. The exhibition “How Do We Get There From Here?” presents a selection of works (video, photography and publications) that allow to reflect on one of the most solid, coherent and critical tendencies of our days.
Photography has two relations to art. It can be an art in itself – expressive, subjective, creative, inventive. It can be the mechanical means by which all the other visual arts – from painting and sculpture to performance – are documented, reproduced and publicized. What we know of art, we often know through photographic images of it. Paintings we have never seen in real life. Sculptures we have never walked around.
How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? is an online exhibition, co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis. We invited artists who are considered thought leaders, artists who struggle with futuristic pessimism, political outrage and psychic melt-downs. The invited artists have responded with unbridled enthusiasm and we will be posting new artists every day for the foreseeable future.
How do we know what’s real? In the midst of career-marking solo exhibitions at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn and the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, artist Jacolby Satterwhite contemplates some of the most fundamental questions around the relationship between an artist and the works they create.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on member: Pope.L, 1978–2001, an exhibition of landmark performances and related videos, objects and installations at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, on view October 21, 2019 through February 1, 2020. MoMA's presentation is part of Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, a trio of complementary exhibitions organized by MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Public Art Fund.
Jacolby Satterwhite in Conversation with Jack McGrath, and Stuart Comer, Moderated by FWM Curator Karen Patterson at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Please follow the link to the FWM website to register for this event.
Martha Rosler is included in the group show traveling from the Smithsonian to the Minneapolis Institute of Art titled Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975.
For the close of Jacolby Satterwhite’s exhibition You’re at home, the artist is joined in conversation with curator Thomas Lax to expound and reflect upon his digital animations, virtual worlds, and the 3D-printed sculptures that serve as their physical counterparts. The discussion will focus on the effect of Satterwhite’s digital work as well as the themes of the exhibition: American consumerism, pop culture, African folklore, ritual, and personal narratives, all of which are illustrated in Satterwhite’s visually eclectic animated series Birds of Paradise. This exhibition centerpiece and its thematic concerns speak in concert with the other work included in the exhibition.
As part of Jacolby Satterwhite’s exhibition You’re at home, PAT—comprised of the artist and musician Nick Weiss (of Teengirl Fantasy)—will perform songs from the duo’s newly released double LP album, titled Love Will Find A Way Home. Within the album, a capella recordings of original songs left behind by Satterwhite’s mother Patricia are remixed and manipulated into propulsive, electronic dance tracks that feature a range of other collaborators. Utilizing the album soundscape as the auditory point of inspiration, the performance will synthesize live choral renditions and thematic light transitions into a holistic live-scoring of Satterwhite’s animated works, including the multipart series Blessed Avenue. Guests from the album will also make special appearances throughout the evening.
Performances of Dressing Up for Civil Rights will take place on Tuesday, November 19 from 1:00–4:00 p.m, Tuesday, December 10 from 1:00–4:00 pm and Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:00–4:00 pm at the MoMA, Floor 1. Performances will occur approximately within the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 pm and are free with museum admission.
A performance of Eating the Wall Street Journal will take place on Sunday, November 17 from 2:00–4:00 p.m, Sunday, December 8 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the MoMA located on floor 3, 3 South, The Edward Steichen Galleries. Performances will occur approximately within the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m and are free with museum admission.
Pope.L is an internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, perhaps best known for his provocative performances and interventions in public spaces. His work addresses issues and themes of language, gender, race, social struggle, and community. He has received many prestigious grants and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA fellowships, and the USA Fellowship in Visual Arts. He has been included in numerous exhibitions around the world, and in fall 2019 the Whitney Museum and MoMA host simultaneous solo exhibitions, and the Public Art Fund presents a major performance. Pope.L’s sculpture Lever (2016) was included in the group exhibition Mechanisms at the Wattis in 2017.
Yuz Museum is pleased to present Open Feast; Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez’s first solo exhibition in mainland China, from November 7th, 2019 to January 12th, 2020 at Yuz Project Space of Art. Comprised of a new series of drawings and paintings, the exhibition will comprehensively explore the artist’s practice as well as his study of pop culture, sports, art history and his personal experiences.
This book presents a newly collected selection of essays and performance and video scripts by artist Martha Rosler, with special emphasis on the construction of the public sphere and the myths of everyday life. The book explores topics ranging from everyday life and the mass media to national security and war and conflict, especially as they affect women. Taking as a starting point her essay Domination and the Everyday —which gives the book its title—the following pages explore the long career of an artist well known for her videos, performances, photos, and other works, as well as for being one of the most original and influential cultural and theoretical critical voices of the past forty years. This book shows Rosler’s ability to create an artwork and generate a discourse to contextualize it. In texts from 1975 to 2016, Rosler reflects on feminist art, the idea of the artist-mother, and gentrification in relation to culture, among many other subjects.
A collaboration between artist Jacolby Satterwhite and musician Nick Weiss—one-half of Teengirl Fantasy—PAT takes its name from Satterwhite’s mother Patricia, who suffered from schizophrenia and died in 2016. She left behind hundreds of a capella recordings on cassette tapes as well as abstract drawings of home goods, such as wet wipes, sugar cubes, and toothbrushes. Incorporating her recordings into their work, Satterwhite and Weiss remixed and manipulated Patricia’s voice into propulsive, electronic dance tracks featuring a range of other collaborators.
At the Whitney, on the occasion of Pope.L’s receipt of the 2017 Bucksbaum Award, the artist will create a new installation entitled Choir. Expanding on Pope.L’s ongoing exploration and use of water, Choir is inspired by the fountain, the public arena, and John Cage’s conception of music and sound. The Whitney presentation is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Nancy and Fred Poses Curator, with Ambika Trasi, curatorial assistant.
On September 21, Public Art Fund will present Conquest, Pope.L’s largest group performance to date. Inspired by the artist’s iconic crawls in which he dragged his body across the urban landscape, Conquest will navigate the streets of Downtown Manhattan continuing the irreverent tradition of his more than 30 performative works that have taken place since 1978.
The Whitney Museum in New York has awarded its Bucksbaum Award, a prize for an artist participating in the Whitney Biennial, to Tiona Nekkia McClodden. Through the award, the Philadelphia-based artist will take home $100,000.
“McClodden’s work is bold and original and her contribution to the Whitney Biennial is extraordinarily rich with cultural, historical, and spiritual resonances,” Adam Weinberg, the Whitney’s director, said in a statement.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, a trio of complementary exhibitions of his work in New York organized by the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Public Art Fund to occur simultaneously in the fall of 2019.
Martha Rosler is included in the group show Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 at the Smithsoniam American Art Museum in Washington D.C.
If you lived here, it takes its title from the work If you lived here in 1989, where Rosler interrogates the processes of gentrification and social impoverishment in the United States during the Ronald Reagan administration.
Jacolby Satterwhite is included in the group exhibition New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Since the mid-1990s Monica Bonvicini has been exploring political, social, and institutional situations and their impact on society, as well as on the conditions of artistic production. Her work is direct, merciless, political, and not without a dry sense of humor. In the process, she focuses on the relationship between architecture, gender roles, control mechanisms, and devices of power. Bonvicini has a multimedia approach, using drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and photography. For the Belvedere 21—originally the Austrian pavilion at the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958—she has developed a site-specific and space-consuming installation that reacts radically to Karl Schwanzer’s architecture. As such, it reflects male-dominated power structures, which are expressed just as much in the constructed space as in art history, politics and language.
Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today celebrates the authentic, beautiful, and vulnerable voices of contemporary, North American artists who express their true selves through a broad gender spectrum. Some of the artists identify as LGBTQ+, and some do not. The art in Transamerica/n speaks to family, community, self-discovery, and ultimately identity. Artists’ experiences are highlighted as part of the McNay’s dual commitment to artistic excellence and community impact.
Presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, Conversations: Among Friends explores works of art as reflections of their political and social contexts. Inspired by the current exhibition New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, this panel will be moderated by Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture.
Bid on Pope.L in The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Benefit Auction 2019. CAM works to enrich lives and inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through experiences with contemporary art. Proceeds directly benefit each participating artist and the Museum’s cutting-edge exhibition program and innovative education initiatives.
Karl Haendel is included in the group exhibition Drawn Together Again at The Flag Art Foundation in New York.
True Blue Mirror is the premiere Bay Area exhibition for artists Ellen Berkenblit and Sarah Braman, featuring recent works by the prolific, mid-career artists and curated by Kevin Moore from the McEvoy Family Collection.
Mary Kelly’s site-specific project, curated by Matthew Schum for the Desert X Biennial, returns to the Cold War intervention of Women Strike for Peace, a group formed in 1961 to protest against nuclear weapons testing in the Mojave Desert.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce, on the 180th anniversary of Paul Cezanne’s birth, the launch of the artist’s complete online Catalogue Raisonné.
On the occasion of the exhibition Martha Rosler / Eric Wesley, / is honored to present an artist talk by Martha Rosler moderated by the San Francisco-based curator Tanya Zimbardo at Minnesota Street Project on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 PM.
In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Fast Eddie at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on view May 10 – August 18, 2019, MOCAD is pleased to offer a silkscreen with hand painting produced in a limited edition to supporters of the exhibition. Each piece within the edition is uniquely worked, with materials ranging from enamel, oil paint, spray paint and collage elements.
Martha Rosler is included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018.
GCC is included in the group exhibition, Crude, at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai.
Julian Stanczak is included in Bauhaus and America. Experiments in Light and Motion, a group exhibition that focuses on artists who, after the Bauhaus was closed in 1933, emigrated to America to carry forward their ideas and experiments there.
Pope.L is included in the group exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines at the San José Museum of Art.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash and the Jay DeFeo Foundation are pleased to support By Women, For Tomorrow's Women, an auction of exclusively women artists organized by Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT featuring a 1973 unique photograph by Jay DeFeo. All proceeds benefit the school and efforts to underscore the importance of women artists.
In conjunction with the Palm Springs Art Museum, Desert X presents Desert, Why?, a weekend of programming that highlights both Desert X 2019 and Unsettled at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
To coincide with Master Drawings Week, Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present a selection of works on paper and sculpture now on view at our Madison Avenue location. Ranging from 1863 to 2017, the installation includes works by both modern masters and contemporary artists in the gallery's program.
General Idea's 1982 film Cornucopia is included in the group exhibition, Living Dead, at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Take the CR of Paul Cézanne, who lived between 1839 and 1906. The original CR was organized by Lionello Venturi and published in two volumes in 1936. It contained lists of over 1,000 works by the artist, along with 1,634 black and white illustrations, presented by medium (painting, watercolors, lithographs, etchings, and drawings) and organized more or less chronologically using Cézanne’s four major periods: Academic & Romantic, Impressionist, Constructive, and Synthetic. Most notably, the 1936 compendium also listed works that were missing, by whatever means.
Video documentation of Pope.L's The Escape, an experimental restaging of one of the earliest extant pieces of African American dramatic literature: the 1859 play The Escape; or, A Leap to Freedom by the abolitionist and freed black slave William Wells Brown, will be available publicity for a limited time.
Karl Haendel is included in the group exhibition, The World on Paper, showcasing the Deutsche Bank Collection at the PalaisPopulaire, Berlin.
Monica Bonvicini and Pope.L are included in Foundation for Contemporary Art's sixteenth benefit exhibition, "Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts," on view November 29 through December 15 at Gladstone Gallery. All proceeds benefit FCA, the non-for-profit organization founded in 1963 by Jasper Johns and John Cage.
Jessica Stockholder is included in the group show The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004) at CCS Bard.
Friday, December 7, 4-5 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center | Auditorium, West Lobby
Open to the public and free of charge
Please join Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation with Masha Faurschou and François Quintin, moderated by Elvia Wilk. Virtual reality (VR) art is on the rise, offering audiences a new way to immerse themselves in artistic practices. For this talk, artists and experts come together to discuss the latest conceptual and technological developments in the field, and examine what makes a great VR artwork, as well as which artists are using the medium most skillfully.
Pope.L’s The Escape is an experimental restaging of one of the earliest extant pieces of African American dramatic literature: the 1858 play The Escape; or, A Leap to Freedom by the abolitionist and freed black slave William Wells Brown. Through comedy and critique, Brown’s story charts the push and pull of sex, power, and black agency on a Southern plantation before the Civil War. Pope.L’s rendition deconstructs and reassembles fragments of the original play, agitating and transfiguring the material in the process.
General Idea is subject of a solo exhibition that marks fifty years since AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal first met in 1968, initiating their collaboration as the Canadian collective General Idea the following year.
Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator Darsie Alexander speaks with artist Martha Rosler on the occasion of her survey exhibition Martha Rosler: Irrespective at the Jewish Museum.
Pat O'Neill is included in the group show Los Angeles, les anées cool / Judy Chicago at Villa Arson in Nice. The exhibition is centered around Chicago and includes artworks by other west coast contemporaries.
Sarah Braman is included in XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art, an outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts.
Jacolby Satterwhite is included in BETWEEN., the fourth installment of We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments., a series of five exhibitions highlighting artists working within the queer and trans diaspora.
Join us for the launch of the new book series “ ” (quotation mark quotation mark) with an introduction and reading by series editors Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson together with Amal Khalaf (of the artist collective GCC) on Saturday, October 13, at 5 pm.
Tenderbooks | 6 Cecil Court, London
Pope.L is included in Becoming American, an international group exhibition curated by Fionn Meade and sited on the grounds of the American and English camps on San Juan Island, WA, and satellite venues in Seattle.
Julian Stanczak and Jessica Stockholder are included in the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art's first edition titled An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, running July 14, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
Jacolby Satterwhite presents a 3D animated video projection and panoramic picture scroll of the 14th century danshoku (homsexuality) at his solo exhibition at Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan.
Martha Rosler's Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained is included in Serralves' current collection show Zéro de Conduite.
Jay DeFeo and Pope.L are included in the group exhibition Other Mechanisms, curated by Anthony Huberman, at Secession.
Recently acquired by the museum, Pope.L's Fountain (reparations version) (2016-17) is now on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Crossroads, curated by Eric Crosby.
La Panacée presents Pope.L's first major solo exhibition in France, One thing after another, on view in Montpellier through August 26, 2018. The exhibition includes early and recent work, as well as a new site-responsive project, in which Pope.L questions our relationship to and structuring of logic and knowledge within an ongoing irreverence to social construction.
X-TRA presents a reading of "The Cypress," an original short story by Pope.L commissioned for the X-TRA Artist Writes program. A conversation between the artist and curator Hamza Walker will follow. The program is hosted by The Underground Museum in Los Angeles.
Curated by Paul Galvez
The Sammlung Goetz celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 with a three-part exhibition dedicated to artistic creations by women.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Atelier Aziz Alqatami of artist collective GCC and Monica Bonvicini on their inclusion in the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. The pavilion calls into question hetero-normative considerations of architectural space.
Bid on Sarah Braman, Keltie Ferris and Eddie Martinez in the 2018 White Columns Benefit Auction. All proceeds benefit White Columns, New York's oldest alternative, non-profit space.
BBC Four presents "Rebel Women: The Great Art Fight Back," broadcasting tonight at 10:30 pm (BST). Mary Kelly is one of fourteen artists interviewed, along with Carolee Schneemann, Alison Gingeras and Laurie Simmons, to tell the story of revolutionary women artists fighting for liberation in the late 1960s.
Jessica Stockholder presents a new site-specific project, Three square on the riverbank, for the 2018 iteration of Parcours for Art Basel.
Jessica Stockholder is included in the Palmer Museum of Art's group exhibition Plastic Entanglements, which brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance.
Three works are installed in the library where they exist in and amongst other objects that they are similar to. Each of the works, Sorrow, Keeping Abreast, and Ceded takes as its staring point a generic desktop electronic device.
Featuring work by thirty-six global artists, Women House challenges conventional ideas about gender and the domestic space. The exhibition is inspired by the landmark project Womanhouse, developed in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. With works that disrupted traditional ideas about the home as a feminine realm, Womanhouse was the first female-centered art installation to appear in the Western world. In the new exhibition, Women House, women artists from the 1960s to today examine the persistence of stereotypes about the house as a feminine space.
Women House was organized by Monnaie de Paris, where it was exhibited from October 20, 2017 throuh January 28, 2018.
Tea & coffee and collection tour: Thursday, February 8 from 3-5 pm
The New Hall Art Collection presents an exhibition detailing Mary Kelly's time in Cambridge as artist in residence with Kettle's Yard. Kelly's work Extase, part of the series Interim, was the catalyst for the New Hall Art Collection, now the largest collection of modern and contemporary art by women in Europe.
Welcome Editions are limited edition art objects designed by nationally recognized artists and fabricated at least in part by the refugee and immigrant women of the Welcome Project. Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have created an edition of 75 woodblock printed denim capes and blankets, along with 50 woodblock prints on paper with the same design.
Kim Hastreiter, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, Johanna Jackson and Josephine Nash invite you to join us at Mitchell-Innes & Nash on Wednesday, May 16 to purchase an edition. Light refreshments will be served.
Organized by Gianni Jetzer, the Hirshhorn’s curator-at-large, Brand New examines the origins and rise of the key group of artists in New York City’s East Village who first used the language and objects of commerce as a radical new approach to art making.
Martha Rosler and Pope.L are included in the group exhibition Elements of vogue. A Case Study in Radical Performance at CA2M, Madrid.
Bid on Eddie Martinez and Brent Wadden in the Free Arts NYC: Benefit Auction 2018. Free Arts NYC is an arts and mentoring nonprofit dedicated to providing New York City youth with access to the arts and creative careers.
Sarah Braman and Keltie Ferris are included in the group show, Noon - One, at CANADA Gallery, New York.
Pope.L, along with Jennifer Russell and Rachel G. Wilf, is the newest member of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts' Board of Trustees.
Please join Art Metropole for a book launch and signing with AA Bronson of The Estate of General Idea on Wednesday, March 28 from 7 to 9 pm at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto.
Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery, 1214 Queen Street W, Toronto
Two Scores is a solo exhibition of ambitious new work by Vancouver-based artist Brent Wadden, his first in a public institution. Presented across both spaces, Two Scores is dominated by singular woven statements upon the floor and walls. In their dramatic scale and graphic simplicity, they mark a point of departure for the artist, but might also be said to reveal both an unseen structure and a complex set of tensions that quietly anchor Wadden’s ongoing practice as a whole.
Titled GOOD MORNING GCC (.صباح الخير جي. سي. سي), this year’s edition of The Room will recreate a live TV show on site, using the tropes of daytime talk shows commonly featured on TV stations across the Arab world as an anchor for the programming, which will include daily segments such as fashion, cooking and health.
From Wednesday, March 20 – Friday, March 23, GCC’s TV studio set on Fort Island will serve as the background for a series of after-hours parties, featuring a line-up of internationally renowned DJ’s. The night events/segments will take place under the title GCC After Dark.
The exhibition presents new work by Bay Area photographer Jennifer Brandon, shown in conjunction with rarely seen photocopies and photographs by groundbreaking visual artist Jay DeFeo.
Please join us for a special talk and book signing with AA Bronson of The Estate of General Idea on Saturday, March 10 at 4 pm. Kindly RSVP to email@example.com as space is limited.
Printed Matter | 231 Eleventh Avenue, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Fondation Louis Vuitton announce the first exhibition in France to present MoMA's unparalleled collection. A selection of rarely shown documentary material from MoMA's archives will be incorporated in the galleries, tracing the history of the Museum and contextualizing the works.
The year 2017 marked 100 years of De Stijl. This renowned modern art movement has been presented and celebrated in a series of exhibitions across the country, and Centraal Museum is presenting a final exhibition to round off this nation-wide manifestation. This exhibition is devoted to works by contemporary artists, from the 1990s until today, for whom the iconic works by Rietveld and Mondriaan are something to mock or to emulate, to interpret or to elaborate on.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, the UC San Diego Visual Arts Department is presenting a series of retrospective exhibitions at the University Art Gallery (UAG), located in the Mandeville Complex on the UCSD campus. The goal of the two-year series is to open a dialogue on the past and possible future of the department and to reconsider its role in the community and the art world at large.
Please join us for a special walk through with Dana Miller, whose essay is featured in the exhibition catalogue, on Thursday, March 1 at 5 PM in advance of the opening from 6 to 8 PM at our Chelsea location.
Conceived for the large exhibition hall of the Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Bonvicini's installation amongst other things investigates the term facade and its function. The show runs parallel to the 15th Istanbul Biennale in which the artist is also participating and features elements from both cities - Berlin and Istanbul.
Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance is a symposium organized by The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and presented as a part of the 2018 College Art Association Conference. The TFAP symposium will open space for a discussion of art and art history that sheds light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, with a special focus on methodologies pressing at the limits of art history. Artist Martha Rosler will deliver the keynote address.
Amanda Ross-Ho presents a new exhibition for the Dodd Galleries comprised of video, sculpture and textiles. Continuing her ongoing interest in the recursive ecologies of observed phenomena, sites of production, and individual versus collective experience, THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY combines amplified forms into a theatrical tableau.
Pope.L is included in the group exhibtion Citizen Collision – contre l'architecture, curated by Simon Bergala, at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon.
Women House is the meeting of two notions: a gender - the female - and a space - the domestic one. Architecture and public space have been masculine while the domestic space was for a long time the prison or the shelter of women: this historical evidence is nevertheless not a fatality and the exhibition Women House shows this.
The Drawing Center’s forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition’s run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez’s practice.
At the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance flips the script on the performativity of art objects and the objectness of human performers. This two-part show consists of both a theatrical event and a gallery-based exhibition. Together, the two parts reverse the common distinction of performance as “live” and art objects as “dead.”
Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot was intitated by artist and University of Chicago Department of VIsual Arts Faculty member Pope.L, and facilitated by faculty, students, staff and community members of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts to reflect on issues of connectedness, home and immigration. The exhibition is on view from November 10, 2017 through January 7, 2018 in the Logan Center Gallery and gathers various ephemera from the campaign as well as serves as a space for open conversation, relaxation and reflection.
Brent Wadden is included in Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art & Design's group exhibition STITCH.
As part of Topic's Federal Project No. 2: Re-examining America, Justine Kurland on Fulton, New York is published alongside Walker Evans on Altanta, Georgia from 1936.
At the center of this exhibition is The Task—a film directed by Ledare during a three-day conference that he organized in Chicago that was structured according to the Tavistock method—a project that involved recruiting 30 participants, securing the collaboration of 10 psychologists trained in the method, and directing a film crew.
Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic is the artist's first museum solo exhibition. The installation includes a suite of seven new large-scale “mandala” paintings, accompanied by a range of table-top painted bronze sculptures and large graphite drawings.
If Not Apollo, the Breeze, curated by Jordan Stein, takes the literary history of the ancient oracle at Delphi as its starting point to explore the irrational, ambiguous, infallible, portentous, performative, hallucinatory, and predictive. Like the oracle itself, the exhibition presents a series of coded messages that address a future that is both hard to discern and right under our feet, like a road. Nine artists and one underground newspaper are included.
Bid on Sarah Braman, Chris Johanson and Eddie Martinez in the Merge Records Auction. All proceeds benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center and their initiatives to fight hate and bigotry. Along with the original artwork, auction winners will receive an exclusive signed vinyl record by Merge's flagship band Superchunk.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Mary Kelly on the acquisition of her archive by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The archive not only includes research, documentation and ephemera related to works created between 1968 and 2014 but also Kelly’s collections of Marxist, feminist, and political journals, pamphlets and flyers collected during her time in London and Beirut. Notable projects include Post-Partum Document (1973-79), Interim (1984-89) and Gloria Patri (1992). All documentation will be catalogued and made available to the public by the Institute.
Jessica Stockholder is included in the Fine Arts Center Gallery's group exhibition Contra.
Borrowing its title from a work of the same name by Allen Ruppersberg—who had his first New York survey at the New Museum in 1985—the event features a selection of public conversations with artists whose exhibitions, works, and interventions have shaped and transformed the identity and history of the New Museum. Engaging in dialogue with each other, the forty artists will discuss an array of topics related to their practice, their history with the Museum, and beyond.
A roundtable discussion considering how memory shapes precedents for intersectional feminism in the present with Mary Kelly, Emily Apter, Sonia Louise Davis, Renee Green, Trista Mallory and Aliza Shvarts, moderated by Courtney Willis Blair in conjunction with the exhibition Mary Kelly: The Practical Past.
General Idea, Mary Kelly and Martha Rosler are included in the Whitney Museum's An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017.
Support those impacted by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico by bidding on artworks generously donated by artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Joe Bradley, Keltie Ferris, Angel Otero, Josh Smith, Stanley Whitney and more. All proceeds will go to the MariaFund, which provides immediate relief to Puerto Rican communities in need, and El Serrucho, an emergency grant program that supports artists and cultural workers on the island.
Karl Haendel is included in Kunstvereniging's group exhibition I who make mistakes on the eternal typewriter, curated by Marcel van Eeden and Nanette Kraaikamp.
In 2017, the Tate Modern's ARTISTS' CINEMA film series will expand the conversation between film and live performance, and examine artists’ various approaches to ethnography and the representation of cultural identities. The series will also feature the UK premiere of Pat O’Neill’s stunning experimental film Where the Chocolate Mountains.
Eddie Martinez and Chief Curator Claire Gilman will lead a walkthrough of Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall at The Drawing Center, New York at 6:30 pm.
This year the Atlantic Lecture looks beyond our national boundary across the ocean. Monica Bonvicini is an Italian artist who lives and works in Berlin and teaches sculpture and performance at the Akedemie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. She is one of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from the mid-1990s. Her multi-faceted practice, which investigates the relationship between architecture, power, gender, space, surveillance, and control, is translated into works that question the meaning of making art, the ambiguity of language, and the limits and possibilities attached to the ideal of freedom.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles, in conjunction with Claremont Graduate University’s Department of Art and its Atlantic Lecture Series, presents an evening with renowned artist Monica Bonvicini, in conversation with Jonathan T. D. Neil, Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles.
Chris Johanson has contributed a public sculpture to Converge 45's exhibition, YOU IN MIND.
Julian Stanczak is the subject of DUO, a solo exhibition of geometric paintings with a reduced pairing of two colors at Diane Rosenstein in Los Angeles.
Chicago-based artist Pope.L, who has been making public interventionist art for over twenty years, comes to Detroit artist-run gallery What Pipeline with Flint Water, on view September 7 through October 21, 2017. Conceived by Pope.L as one Midwest city helping another, both struck by similar blight, Flint Water is an art installation, a performance and an intervention that calls attention to the water crisis in Flint by bottling Flint tap water and putting it on display in Detroit.
The conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 1970s continues to exert a strong influence on contemporary art the world over. Art historians Terry Smith and Robert Bailey and artist Mary Kelly, themselves either participants in the movement or scholars now revisiting it, discuss conceptual art’s turn to language within a visual arts context, how conceptual art’s embrace of written and spoken discourse gave art new intellectual powers, and the political, psychological, and philosophical consequences that issue from these transformations.
Christopher Y. Lew, Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator and co-curator of the 2017 Biennial, joins Pope.L to discuss his practice in context of contemporary art in America.
This survey exhibition, presented in two parts, brings together the artworks of participants within Pratt Institute’s program over the course of the past 125-plus years. Part one, Camerado, this is no book, curated by Jenni Crain, takes its title from Walt Whitman’s poem “So Long!” first published as the final poem in the third release of Leaves of Grass in 1860.
While her career has encompassed performance, photography, installation and essay writing, Rosler is perhaps best known for her work in video. MACBA Collection. Martha Rosler: God Bless America! focuses on Rosler’s video production through eleven works spanning the 1970s to 2006. The show centres on the key thematic lines in Rosler’s work, where politics as the ideological exercise of power, class hierarchy and economic interest is addressed, especially through the enactment of U.S. imperialism and the social control of women’s bodies.
From September 16 – November 12, the 15th Istanbul Biennial—which is curated by Elmgreen & Dragset and is centered around the concept of “a good neighbor”—will be staged across six venues in the heart of the Turkish city.
Details about the highly-anticipated exhibition have been released periodically over the past year, initially making waves in April 2016 when the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset was selected as the 2017 curators. Their appointment was a notable first for the Biennial, which had previously never seen artists moonlight in a curatorial role.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on his inclusion in documenta 14 for which he conceived a new sound performance piece that takes place partially in the streets. The "Whispering Campaign" will run for the 100 days in both Athens and Kassel. Five performers will wander throughout designated areas of the city either broadcasting a pre-recorded score in English, Greek and German or whispering live their observations as they roam the city.
Performances occur Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in designated areas throughout both cities. In addition to the live performances occurring three days a week, there will be several broadcasts of the pre-recorded text will play at select documenta 14 venues.
Worms, Birds, People, and Air
The Art of Oh No and Dissociative Thinking
by Chris Johanson
Opening Reception on Friday September 15th
Musical Performance by Sally Timms and Sunfoot
A conversation between artist Karl Haendel and Leah Levy, director of The Jay DeFeo Foundation, moderated by Claire Gilman, chief curator of The Drawing Center, on the occasion of Karl Haendel & Jay DeFeo: Pink Cup and The Facts at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on receiving this year’s Bucksbaum Award.
Established in 2000 by longtime Whitney Museum of American Art trustee Melva Bucksbaum and her family, the Bucksbaum Award recognizes an artist included in the Whitney Biennial “who has previously produced a significant body of work, whose project for the Biennial is itself outstanding, and whose future artistic contribution promises to be lasting.”
Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features nearly 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics by more than 50 artists. Jay DeFeo is represented by Blossom (1958).
Jessica Stockholder and Amanda Ross-Ho are included in MOCAD's exhibition titled 99 Cents or Less, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Large. The large-scale exhibition explores themes of consumption, globalization, labor and income inequality.
BLACK PULP! was first exhibited at the International Print Center New York and will travel to the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut.
Where we are focuses on works from the Whitney’s collection made between 1900 and 1960, a tumultuous period in the history of the United States when life in the country changed drastically due to war, economic collapse, and demands for civil rights. Artists responded in complex and diverse ways, and the exhibition honors their efforts to put forward new ways of presenting the self and American life. Jay DeFeo is represented by The Eyes (1958).
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates GCC on their participation in Public Art Fund's 40th anniversary exhibition, Commercial Break, a citywide exhibition that celebrates and expands on the institutions commitment to media-based art work.
For a special vinyl 7” release to benefit Planned Parenthood, Merge Records and its flagship band Superchunk asked their favorite contemporary artists including Joyce Pensato, Brian Calvin, and Amy Sillman to create unique works of art the size of a 7” record sleeve. Along with the original art, auction winners receive an exclusive pink swirl vinyl edition of the record. All net proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. Please note this auction charges a 20% buyers premium.
General Idea is the subject of a major retrospective at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires. The exhibition travelled from the Museo Jumex in Mexico City.
Pope.L is included in the group exhibition, Invisible Man, at Martos Gallery.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on his inclusion in documenta 14 for which he conceived a new sound performance piece that takes place partially in the streets. The "Whispering Campaign" will run for the 100 days in both Athens and Kassel. Five performers will wander throughout designated areas of the city either broadcasting a pre-recorded score in English, Greek and German or whispering live their observations as they roam the city.
Performances occur Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in designated areas throughout both cities. In addition to the live performances occurring three days a week, there will be several broadcasts of the pre-recorded text will play at select documenta 14 venues.
Pope.L is included in The Barnes Foundation's exhibition, Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, which features work by more than 50 international artists who have taken to the street to play detective, make fantastic maps, scavenge and shop for new materials, launch guerrilla campaigns, and make provocative spectacles of themselves to speak to issues as diverse as commodity fetishism, gentrification, gender politics, globalization, racism, and homelessness.
Deeply indebted to the histories of painting, yet realised in an immediately contemporary manner, Martinez’s canvases – formed from oil paint, enamel, spray paint, screen printing and studio detritus – are loaded with coloured, quasi-abstract masses in varying densities juxtaposed against shifting lines. The resulting dynamic imagery moves and merges from figuration to abstraction and back again.
“It’s exciting to name 173 new Guggenheim fellows,” Edward Hirsch, the foundation’s president, said in a statement. “Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”
The Museum of Modern Art has reinstalled its fourth-floor collection galleries with works exclusively from the 1960s. Interweaving works from all of MoMA’s curatorial departments and the Museum Archives, this presentation focuses on a decade in which interdisciplinary artistic experimentation flourished, traditional mediums were transformed, and sociopolitical upheaval occurred across the globe. The galleries proceed chronologically, with work installed by year. This organizing principle steps back from the classification of galleries by art historical themes or “isms” and instead aims to provide a variety of fresh discoveries and unexpected connections. The product of a collaborative effort among curators from all departments, the presentation will undergo periodic reinstallations, reflecting the depth and richness of the Museum’s collection and the view that there are countless ways to explore the history of modern art, architecture, design, and the moving image.
This exhibition brings together a selection of California artists who emerged following the Second World War and took advantage of the region’s permissive atmosphere to help create a thriving new art scene. Artists like John Altoon, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms, and Edward Kienholz were part of a “Beat” generation, whose social critiques would eventually be incorporated into the counterculture and social protest movements that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Leigh Ledare is featured in Fondazione Prada's Give Me Yesterday, curated by Francesco Zanot. The exhibtion will inaugurate the program of Osservatorio, the foundation's new exhibition space in Milan.
As part of GGC’s ongoing research in the increasingly pervasive trend of Positive Energy gaining momentum in the Gulf region, Gestures focuses on ways in which these lifestyle attitudes are appropriated, employed, and transformed as part of a greater political mechanism.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce that Monica Bonvicini will be the subject of a major one-person survey at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. Using sculpture, installation, video, photography, text and performance, Bonvicini's work ranges from the intimate to the architectural in scale, questioning some of the often hidden forces that shape identity. The exhibition, titled her hand around the room, will present an overview of Bonvicini's work from throughout her career alongside specially comissioned new works.
Martha Rosler will be included in the Jewish Museum's upcoming group show, Take Me (I'm Yours). Originally conceived by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artist Christian Boltansky in 1995, the show encourages visitors to participate in the exhibition by touching and even taking home works of art.
Three bodies of work by Ledare will be on view at Office Baroque’s downtown gallery at Place du Jardin aux Fleurs: Vokzal, The Walk, and The Large Group. These three overlapping works intervene into, or choreograph anew, a series of open systems — submitting both their subjects, and viewers, to distinct social, material or psychological processes.
Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM
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For the 2016 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Rosler will speak about her multidisciplinary practice and the genealogy of conceptual and feminist art in the United States with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.
Vleeshal is pleased to present UNTITLED PERIOD PIECE, a solo exhibition of new work by Amanda Ross-Ho. UNTITLED PERIOD PIECE continues Ross-Ho’s exploration of labor, time and economy. The exhibition will be Amanda Ross-Ho’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands and is co-commissioned with Bonner Kunstverein, where it will open on January 27 and run to April 2 2017.
To mark the publication of October Files: Mary Kelly, a new anthology of essays and interviews that span the artist’s career, Kelly discusses her work with the critic and theorist Rosalyn Deutsche.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce representation of artist collective GCC.
The solo exhibition highlights DeFeo’s Samurai series, a body of paintings on heavy paper influenced by DeFeo’s 1985 trip to Japan as well as the exhibition Spectacular Helmets of Japan, 16 – 19th Century, which she viewed the same year in San Francisco.
PLAMA is a tv spot Pope.L produced in October 2016 in Warsaw. The spot had its premiere in Poland on November 10, on the eve of the Independence Day in Warsaw and two days past the presidential elections in the U.S.
As part of the Artists on Artists Lecture Series at Dia:Chelsea, Andrea Bowers will give a talk on Martha Rolser's exhibtiion If you can't afford to live here, mo-o-ove!! on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm.
MIT Press' recent publication of October Files explores Mary Kelly's prolific artistic career, addressing such themes as labor, war, trauma, and the politics of care, while emphasizing the artist’s sustained engagement with histories of feminism and generations of feminists.
Blurring the line between painting and sculpture, Jessica Stockholder mixes found and bought objects with constructed and painted elements to a compelling effect. Although currently based in Chicago, Stockholder has exhibited frequently in various New York galleries, as well museums like the Whitney. Over the course of a 30-year career, she’s become one of the most influential artists of her generation, setting the stage for the hybrid style of sculpture and installation that dominates the art world today. Recently, the artist chatted with Time Out New York to discuss her new gallery show in Chelsea at Mitchell-Innes & Nash featuring, colorful assemblages, drawings and a large-scale, site-specific installation.
I want to tell you why I sold my van. It’s not the first van I’ve left behind but it might be the last. I would like to publicly renounce a belief system that once seemed useful and true to me; I’ve outgrown the romantic escapism of this mode of travel. The boy who bought my van was excited to have it. He had just graduated from Bard and was planning to use it to drive to Marfa, where he had an internship. I felt like I was passing a baton. But exactly what kind of baton was it? Few things in the popular imagination are as symbolically loaded as cars. Or as guitars, for that matter. But let me start with vans.
Martha Rosler's iconic conceptual piece The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems from 1974-5 is to be included in the International Center for Photography's first exhibtiion, titled "Public, Private, Secret."
BASEL, Switzerland — An art fair like the one here this week can feel as hermetic and all-consuming as a casino, so focused are the crowds on buying art — arguably its own form of gambling — and double-kissing that they lose track of time or what’s happening outdoors (in this case, gray skies and sporadic drizzle).
Presented in conjunction with Galerie Nagel Draxler, Martha Rosler's House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home from 1967-72 will be included in the Unlimited Section at Art Basel 2016.
With market prognosticators fearing a tepid start to Art Basel amid an international slowdown in art sales, the world’s biggest galleries shipped a ballsy set of offerings to Switzerland.
Leigh Ledare is to participate in Manifesta 2016 in collaboration with Christian Jankowski. Ledare will present a project with Dr. Christoph Müller, group therapist and doctor for childhood and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy in Zurich.
Please join us this Saturday, May 21 at 4 pm for a panel discussion on the life and work of Tom Wesselmann.
Moderated by Lucy Mitchell-Innes, the panelists will include: Isabelle Dervaux, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum; Jamian Juliano-Villani, artist; Michael Lobel, Professor of Art History, Hunter College and Jeffrey Sturges, from the Tom Wesselmann Estate.
LAxART is pleased to present a collaborative exhibition by Karl Haendel and Tony Lewis. This exhibition developed out of conversations around the possibilities of drawing as a personal, material, and metaphoric practice, an ongoing dialogue largely began when Lewis was Haendel’s student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since that time, the artists have continued an exchange around their respective approaches to drawing and this exhibition marks the first time such dialogues have been made public. The selected works reflect a shared interest in figuration, social conduct, familial relations, the efficacy of communication, and drawing as a personal and idiosyncratic language.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to annouce representation of Monica Bonvicini.
Nature meets contemporary art in Sarvisalo, Pernaja. The Zabludowicz estate hosts an artistic residency for young, international artists, whose work can be seen in different ways on the island. Art has spread to Sarvisalo, but the idyllic seaside venue is only open to public on special occasions so this exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to see works from Sarvisalo in the city.
This exhibition drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection presents contemporary art from nine artists who have visited or been exhibited in Sarvisalo.
Curated by Arnold Lehman, Artspace has partnered with The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York for a benefit auction at their annual Center Dinner fundraiser, this year honoring Mary-Louise Parker and Timothy Chow. The auction, featuring artworks by Keltie Ferris, Deborah Kass, Shepard Fairey, Inez and Vinoodh and more, is now open for bidding. The online auction closes on Thursday, April 14, at 9:15 p.m. EST.
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American photographers and mothers Justine Kurland and Winona Barton-Ballentine make work about the search for self-defined space, from inside of the home to out on the road. In celebration of Winona Barton-Ballentine's site-specific Photo Walls n Picture Collection exhibition Wild Stainless, Kurland and Barton-Ballentine converse about how culture, gender, social class, and motherhood, among other things, affect the desire for self-reinvention through the shaping of one’s surroundings; and how this is explored in photography and literature.
RIce University Art Gallery
6100 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005
Talk by former Rice Gallery artist Jessica Stockholder, whose newest public work, Color Jam Houston, is in progress as part of Art Blocks in Main Street Square in Downtown Houston. Co-sponsored by Rice University and Blaffer Art Museum. With introductions by Rice Gallery Director Kim Davenport and Blaffer Art Museum Director Claudia Schmuckli, Stockholder will discuss her current project in conversation with past projects, including her installation at Rice Gallery in 2004, and her 2004 solo exhibition at the University of Houston Blaffer Gallery: Jessica Stockholder, Kissing the Wall: Works, 1988-2003.
Reception to follow.
Less Than One is an international, multigenerational group show offering in-depth presentations of work from the 1960s to the present by 16 artists central to the Walker’s collection. Included alongside such signature artworks as Sigmar Polke’s Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters (1991) are major acquisitions on view here for the first time, including Ericka Beckman’s You The Better, Film Installation (1983/2015), Adrian Piper’s The Mythic Being: Sol’s Drawing #1–5 (1974), and Renée Green’s Bequest (1991), among other featured pieces.
In celebration of fifty year anniversary of William Seitz's "The Responsive Eye"at MoMA, MACBA has organized "Geometric Obsession," bringing together 30 pieces of American abstract art in dialogue with contemporary artists who have continued the Op Art legacy to the present.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to annouce representation of LA-based artist Mary Kelly.
Featuring works by some 30 artists, Ordinary Pictures surveys a range of conceptual image-based practices since the 1960s through the lens of the stock photograph, an under-researched yet pervasive aspect of our visual culture. Despite its apparent throwaway status, the stock image comprises the primary commodity of a billion-dollar global industry with far-reaching effects in the marketplace and the public sphere.
This exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as an international movement, migrating from the United Kingdom and the United States to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Although Pop arose in distinct forms within each region, artists expressed a shared interest in mass media, consumerism, and figuration. International Pop navigates a fast-paced world packed with bold and thought-provoking imagery, revealing a vibrant cultural period shaped by widespread social and political revolution.
February 20, 2016
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Join Agitprop! artists Martha Rosler, Nancy Buchanan, and Andrea Bowers in a discussion on the intersection of art and activism in their practices. The speakers represent the chain of artist-driven nominations that shape Agitprop!’s evolving installation: Rosler, invited for wave one, nominated Buchanan for wave two; Buchanan in turn invited Bowers for wave three.
Free with Museum admission.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce the release of a new box set of three signed skate decks by Eddie Martinez produced in conjunction with MAKE Skateboards. Please join us at the gallery on Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the launch of this limited edition as well the launch of Martinez's new catalog Salmon Eye. The artist will be signing catalogs from 7:00 - 7:30 pm.
In conjunction with the publication of American Artists against War, 1935–2010, author David McCarthy is joined by artists Joyce Kozloff and Martha Rosler for a discussion about artists’ activism and antiwar art in the age of the American Century. McCarthy provides a historical overview of the continuities and changes in antiwar art from the 1930s until today, while Kozloff and Rosler contextualize this broader history with their experiences as artists and activists since the 1960s.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6 - 8 p.m. FREE
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Built up in layers of spray gun washes and palette knife zips, these fresh and original large-scale abstractions reference textiles, graffiti, and modernist painting through a pixilated haze of neon, dark night tones, and tempered pastels. The body prints are an extension of this layered approach to image-making.
In the spring of 2015, with the assistance of a Creative Capital grant, O’Neill completed a new feature film entitled Where the Chocolate Mountains. Following the New York debut at Anthology Film Archives earlier this year, Mitchell-Innes & Nash is excited to be screening this new feature for a one-night-only event at the Chelsea gallery. Refreshments and snacks will be served; no RSVP required. Run time is 55 minutes.
Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington will present a selection of short films produced by experimental filmmaker and artist, Pat O'Neill. The program features a number of key early works, including 7362 (1967), a three-screen version of Runs Good (1970), Easy Out (1971), Last of the Persimmons (1972), and Down Wind (1973). Art Historian Johanna Gosse will introduce the films and lead a post-screening Q&A.
On the occasion of Frank Stella: A Retrospective, this roundtable discussion with artists Walead Beshty, Keltie Ferris, Jordan Kantor, and Sarah Morris explores key aspects of Stella’s heterogeneous approach to painting and its significance for younger generations of artists working today.
While we may think we know pop inside-out through the well-documented and widely discussed work of Andy Warhol and his peers, the spirit of pop not only manifested itself in Warhol’s paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s soup cans, it also influenced the look of chairs, sofas, lamps, and even architecture during the culturally ebullient 1960s and 1970s. Pop Art Design, an exhibition organized by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the preeminent furniture and design museums in the world, pairs iconic design objects with artworks from this celebrated era to show the cross-pollination between these creative worlds.
In the spring of 2015, with the assistance of a Creative Capital grant, Pat O’Neill completed a new feature film entitled Where the Chocolate Mountains. Mitchell-Innes & Nash is excited to be screening this new feature for a one day only event at Anthology Film Archives on Sunday December 13, 2015 at 1 pm. The film has a 55 minute run time and will followed by a discussion between Pat O’Neill and independent curator Tina Kukielski.
The Seattle Art Museum is pleased to present its first solo exhibition on the work of Martha Rosler opening December 13, 2015.
At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. For the past hundred years, the term agitprop, a combination of agitation and propaganda, has directly reflected the intent of this work.
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum's Collection is a series of installations that trace the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces.
Every four months, a new selection of photographs, drawn from the rich collection that the Museum has built over the past half century, present the medium's history in a slightly different light. In this way, an increasingly complex picture of photographic history emerges for those who move slowly, look closely, and return for more.
The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, on view in Miami from December 2nd, 2015 through May 28th, 2016. This exhibition will focus on and celebrate work made by more than a hundred female artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. These artists will be represented by paintings, photographs, sculptures and video installations that will entirely occupy the Foundation’s 28-gallery, 45,000-square-foot museum. Some galleries will contain individual presentations while others will present thematic groupings of artists. Several installations have been commissioned specifically for this exhibition.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce representation of LA-based artist and filmmaker Pat O'Neill.
Cage Unrequited is a 25-hour marathon reading of experimental composer John Cage’s influential book Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) organized by visual artist Pope.L. The performance reimagines the book for contemporary audiences by filtering a bit of the past through the voices and attitudes of a diverse community of more than 100 invited readers from Chicago.
A project of the Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, curated by Boaz Levin and Marianna Liosi, sponsored by the Capital Cultural Fund.
In January 2011, social protests broke out in Tunisia which soon spread to other Arab states. In the Western media reports quickly circulated with images of protest graffiti, which were cited as coming from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These pictures are often regarded as evidence of the emancipatory potential of the new media.
West Space is a non-profit artist-led organization supporting the activities of artists within a critical context. Founded in 1993, West Space has developed a significant reputation amongst Australian and international arts organizations. This has been forged through a sustained belief in the importance of artist-run culture to practitioners, audiences and the art industry, and has manifested in a critically renowned exhibition program and a prolific range of self-generated projects and publications.
Martha Rosler, Thomas Schestag, Ingo Springenschmid, Mladen Stilinovic, Jan Tabor
Curated by M. Christoph Aigner
Everything Jessica Stockholder touches turns to art.
Over the past three decades this has included worn-out couches, an urban intersection, refrigerator doors, a scissors lift, fresh oranges and lemons, a compact car, a mattress, a streetlight, a bathtub, a full-size freezer chest, half-a-dozen wooden dressers and a city park.
The HKW project Wohnungsfrage investigates the tension-ridden relationships between architecture, housing, and social reality in an exhibition of experimental concepts for living, a publication series and an academy.
In the affirmative culture of the art market, where art is tolerated as essentially nonthreatening, what is the place and role of negative affects? The Cringe suggests some of the potential gains of anxiety, embarrassment, shame and mortification through the dark humor of two New York based artists, performers, choreographers and dancers. Previously presented at the Center Pompidou, Paris and Hauser and Wirth, Zurich Ieva Misevičiūtė’s Lord of Beef presents a series of impersonations: dance and speech acts depicting objects, people, phenomena, and philosophical concepts. Rebecca Patek presents a new work that unsettles the controlling codes and rules of the museum and performance space.
International Pop, organized by the Walker Art Center, chronicles the global emergence of Pop in the 1960s and early 1970s. While previous exhibitions and prevailing scholarship have primarily focused on the dominance of Pop activity in New York and London during this time, this exhibition examines work from artists across the globe who were confronting many of the same radical developments, laying the foundation of the emergence of an art form that embraced figuration, media strategies, and mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency and/or exuberance. This groundbreaking exhibition follows the trajectories of Pop and its critical points of contact with global developments in art such as Nouveau Réalisme (France), Concretism and Neo-Concretism (Brazil), The Art of Things (Argentina), Anti-Art (Japan), Capitalist Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada.
In fall 2015, MUMOK will look back at international art activities around 1990. On three levels, we are showing installations, publications, objects, projects, films, and interventions by more than 50 artists and artists’ groups. They all question traditional forms of exhibiting and address the pressing social challenges of their time.
This major retrospective exhibition—the first in the United States in more than 35 years and the most comprehensive ever mounted—showcases the pioneering work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, the exhibition positions the artist as a central and singular protagonist of post–World War II art. Burri is best known for his series of Sacchi (sacks) made of stitched and patched remnants of torn burlap bags, often combined with fragments of discarded clothing. Far less familiar to American audiences are his other series, which this exhibition represents in depth: Catrami (tars), Muffe (molds), Gobbi (hunchbacks), Bianchi (whites), Legni (woods), Ferri (irons), Combustioni plastiche (plastic combustions), Cretti, and Cellotex works.
This fundraising edition is a singular opportunity to acquire a work relating to Ledare’s Double Bind. Ledare’s complex and critically acclaimed project maps structures of social convention and photographic representation onto the triangular relation between himself, his ex-wife Meaghan Ledare-Feddery, and her current husband Adam Fedderly.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, ART21 and the Blue Rider Group invite you to an evening with Keltie Ferris. This event will include a screening of the ART21 film New York Close Up "Keltie Ferris Spray Paints in Solitude" and the artist in conversation with Jarrett Earnest of The Brooklyn Rail.
From Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East, this explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement.
Coinciding with the final day of the exhibition Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play, and co-presented with A.R.T. Press, this event marks the launch of the publication Double Bind (A.R.T. Press, 2015) by art historian Rhea Anastas and artist Leigh Ledare. The authors will be joined by artists Daniel Bozhkov, K8 Hardy, and John Miller to extend the discussion activated within the book.
Justine Kurland is included in the Montclair Art Museum group exhibition Work and Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection.
In a site-specific Threshold series installation, Jessica Stockholder transforms the Smart’s lobby with a wave of color and texture that climbs to the clerestory, cuts across the floor, and travels outwards into the Museum’s sculpture garden. Rose’s Inclination makes use of ordinary materials—thrift store lamps, paint, Plexiglas, carpet, and even mulch—to “reach up and out” and vibrantly alter the physical experience of the Smart Museum’s modernist architecture.
La Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice, the historical exhibition at the Giudecca, presents the exhibition A look of woman by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM): 250 works conceived and selected to orient the eye and the mind to a world that talks about diversity, responsibility, compassion and justice. An ambitious project that emphasizes how photography in recent decades has chosen to become a kind of consciousness of the world, becoming a witness also of what is often concealed.
Kicking off in Ukraine in September 2015, “The School of Kyiv” will take place in a variety of settings in the city of Kyiv. The international biennial project unites the efforts of artists, intellectuals, social initiatives and institutions in Ukraine, Europe and beyond. The biennial aims at creating a public space of reflection, breaking down barriers, and building bridges in the time of warfare.
Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980 focuses on the parallels and connections among an international scene of artists working in—and in reference to—Latin America and Eastern Europe during the 1960s and 1970s. The radical experimentation, expansion, and dissemination of ideas that marked the cultural production of these decades (which flanked the widespread student protests of 1968) challenge established art-historical narratives in the West. Artists from Prague to Mexico City developed alternative and ever-expanding networks of distribution and organization, via Paris, Vienna, and Venice, to circumvent the borders established after World War II, local forms of state and military repression, and Western accounts of artistic mastery and individualism. One major transformation across Latin American and Eastern European art scenes was the embrace of institutional critique and an emphasis on the creation of art outside a market context.
The 2015 Biennial of the Americas, kicking off July 14 and continuing through August 30, today announces additional inspiring and innovative public programs and partnerships with featured local and international institutions. Hosted in Denver, the Biennial of the Americas is an international festival of ideas, art and culture. The most inspiring artists, innovators and experts will explore the theme “NOW!,” examining today’s exceptional times in the Western Hemisphere.
The Biennial of the Americas connects business, art, culture and civic leaders from throughout the Americas by building lasting relationships, addressing shared issues and inspiring action.
Through the work of more than a hundred international artists, the exhibition The Great Mother analyzes the iconography of motherhood in the art and visual culture of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, from early avant-garde movements to the present.
Curated by David C. Terry, NYFA Director of Programs and Curator and Fellow in Sculpture ‘99
NYFA Curatorial is pleased to announce an exhibition, Triacontagon: A Celebration of 30 Years of the Artists’ Fellowship Program. Triacontagon is a traveling exhibition premiering at Westbeth Gallery featuring 41 NYFA Fellows.
Caro in Yorkshire is a major Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle project that celebrates and commemorates the extraordinary career of SIr Anthony Caro (1924–2013). Distinct yet complementary exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park consider respectively Caro's concerns with the horizontal plane and painting, given context through an academic programme at the prestigious Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
Generationalpictomusicapolis is a celebration of collaborative music and art-making. This one night only concert and pop-up exhibition features experimental punk from NO AGE (Randy Randall and Dean Spunt), the barely amplified feel-good vibes of SUN FOOT (Ron Burns,Chris Johanson, Brian Mumford) and the ramshackle psych-folk of DEVIN, GARY & ROSS (Devin Flynn, Gary Panter, Ross Goldstein. Limited-edition, collaboratively made artworks created by each band member are exhibited at the show and are available for purchase.
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now links the vibrant legacy of the 1960s African American avant-garde to current art and culture. It is occasioned in part by the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a still-flourishing organization of Chicago musicians whose interdisciplinary explorations expanded the boundaries of jazz. Alongside visual arts collectives such as the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA), the AACM was part of a deep engagement with black cultural nationalism both in Chicago and around the world during and after the civil rights era. Combining historical materials with contemporary responses, The Freedom Principle illuminates the continued relevance of that engagement today.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce a new work by Amanda Ross-Ho for the Public Art Fund's upcoming group exhibition, Image Objects, curated by Andrea Hickey and opening Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6 - 7 pm.
Ross-Ho will exhibit a new take on her work from THE CHARACTER AND SHAPE OF ILLUMINATED THINGS, her recent solo outdoor exhibition at the MCA Chicago in 2014.
Image Objects will be on view in New York's City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, June 30 – November 20, 2015.
Caption: Amanda Ross-Ho, THE CHARACTER AND SHAPE OF ILLUMINATED THINGS (FACIAL RECOGNITION), 2015, Fiberglass, neon, alumninum, steel. All photos: Courtesy of the aritst and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY; Photo: Liz Ligon, Courtesy Public Art Fund, NY
Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as themes for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways.
The oldest award of its kind in the United States, the Arts Prize is a testament to the standard of excellence and quality of artists in Northeast Ohio. In addition to artists, the Arts Prize honors individuals who have expanded the community’s participation in the arts and helped make the region more hospitable to creative artistic expression.
Curated by Sarina Basta, this exhibition presents the work of students and graduates of the Beaux-Arts of Paris and guest artists who place pedagogy at the center of their practice, or who use representation of pedagogy as form. The exhibition includes John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, and Martha Rosler among many others.
The book Double Bind documents conversations between artist Leigh Ledare and art historian Rhea Anastas, provoked by viewing Ledare’s project of the same name as installed at The Box in Los Angeles (2012) and Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York (2014). Published by A.R.T. Press (2015).
The launch will be held on Monday, June 15 from 7 - 8 pm at Restaurant Birseckerhof Binningerstrasse 15, 4051 Basel.
"Fire and forget" comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapons systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a safe distance. The exhibition FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE takes the military expression as the starting point for an examination of the conventional ideas about war and force. It is oriented towards the most visible agent of violence: weapons.
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with curators Alex Fialho & Melissa Levin have arranged (Counter) Public Art, Intervention & Performance in Lower Manhattan from 1978–1993: an exhibition featuring artwork and documentation of public art, performance and interventions by Agnes Denes, Eiko & Koma, the Guerilla Girls, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Tehching Hsieh, John Kelly, Pope.L, REPOhistory, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, the collaborative co-creators of Electric Blanket (Allen Frame, Frank Franca and Nan Goldin), and more.
Brent Wadden and Pope.L will participate in the 2015 White Columns Benefit Auction and Exhibition. The exhibition is currently on view and will close with the auction on May 20th at 7 pm.
Caption: Brent Wadden, natural / gray single, 2014
Gender is socially constructed sex. Gender studies examine the way history and culture determine sex. Who a man or a woman is in a given world largely depends on the one who manipulates these images. For centuries the conception of gender has remained in the hands of religions, which have imposed ʻproperʼ social roles on the representatives of different sexes. This has been going for so long that it has come to be seen by many as the law of nature.
Major artists and arts advocates in Cleveland, among them concert promoters Mike and Jules Belkin and leading Op Art painter Julian Stanczak, are among the artists who have been awarded the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize, the organization announced.
The winners of the annual awards, now in their 55th year, will be honored at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Stanczak, an internationally recognized artist and major figure in the Op Art movement, is a Special Honoree for 2015. He won the Cleveland Arts Prize in 1969.
When the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its new Renzo Piano-designed home in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on May 1, 2015, the first exhibition on view will be an unprecedented selection of works from the Museum’s renowned permanent collection. Setting forth a distinctly new narrative, America Is Hard to See presents fresh perspectives on the Whitney’s collection and reflects upon art in the United States with over 600 works by some 400 artists, spanning the period from about 1900 to the present. The exhibition—its title is taken from a poem by Robert Frost and also used by the filmmaker Emile de Antonio for one of his political documentaries—is the most ambitious display to date of the Whitney’s collection.
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art presents pioneering and contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition celebrates artists who are engaged in a creative revolution—one shaped as much by developments in science and technology as by style or medium—and explores the pervasive interdependence between technology and contemporary culture. The exhibition includes 44 objects from 1941 to 2013, which were acquired by the museum as part of its longstanding commitment to collecting and exhibiting media art.
Watch This! includes major works by artists Cory Arcangel, Hans Breder, Takeshi Murata, Bruce Nauman, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Eve Sussman, Bill Viola and others that highlight the breadth of media art, including 16 mm films, computer-driven cinema, closed-circuit installations, digital animation, video games and more.
The American professor Andreas Huyssen noted how in recent decades there has been slippage in the West that favors look back against that put the focus on the changes that would be about to arrive. If modernity was driven by what might be termed "future present" Postmodernism would be characterized by "present pasts."
Organized by the Walker and on view April 11 through August 29, 2015, International Pop is a groundbreaking historical survey that chronicles the global emergence of Pop Art from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Following the Walker’s presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art through 2016.
The intricate relationship between the arts and food will be retraced and analysed in the Arts & Foods pavilion, the only thematic area of Expo Milan 2015 to be held in the city. La Triennale, will host the event from 9 April to 1 November 2015.
Pope.L: Trinket is an exhibition of new and recent work by the Chicago-based artist, an essential figure in the development of performance and body art since the 1970s. The exhibition will be installed in the soaring spaces of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is comprised of large-scale installations, and features a new performance and sculpture work made specifically for the exhibition. Pope.L: Trinket is curated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson.
Please join us on Saturday, March 7 at 2 pm, the final day of the Nancy Graves exhibition, for a panel discussion on the life and work of the artist. Moderated by Lucy Mitchell-Innes, the panelists will include Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, Christina Hunter, Director, Nancy Graves Foundation, New York, author and critic Christopher Lyon and artist Jessica Stockholder.
Produced specifically for the Sign Show, "Plow Pose" investigates I-70 message themes including lifestyle, athletics, religion, and masculinity. The ambiguous composition—is the man restrained by or bursting out of the space?—invites viewers to think about representations of the human body on other billboards and in advertising generally. Haendel's piece also subtly engages its agricultural site in presenting a classic yoga position named for its resemblance to traditional Indian and Tibetan farming equipment.
"Plow Pose" continues a body of work Haendel generated from commercial photographs of women doing yoga, currently on view at Night Gallery in Los Angeles.
Even though globalization has made us aware of the artistic production beyond Europe and the US and the art market searches for new promising talents in the world’s most remote regions, the metropolises’ artistic radiance cannot be dimmed. Considering the “surplus” of important artists that live and work in New York, it becomes evident that the city has lost none of its appeal. This is especially true for the vibrant painting scene that during the last years has been experiencing an increasing inflow of artists from the West Coast. Today, so it seems, painting in New York is as alive as during the times of abstract expressionism in the 1950s and pop art in the 1960s – the only difference being the visibility of the plurality of stiles and forms of expression. After the genre of painting had been declared dead for several decades, it has been enjoying an impressive renaissance with a generation of artists at its base that accept no dictation of what to do and what not to do. It is without reservations and with every confidence that especially those artists born in the 1970s and early 1980s experiment with the medium of painting, which is why the show in Bonn will put its focus on this generation. The exhibition will include recent and latest works by eleven artists, ranging from the painterly experiments of Matt Connors, to the wild post pop painting of Eddie Martinez, to the neo-conceptual approaches of Antek Walczak and Ned Vena. Without prioritizing one painting style, the show will document the panorama of the genre of painting that has left its ideological battle for its existence behind and returned to playing a major role in art again today.
==#2 Launch @ LA Art Book Fair
Edited by Matt Keegan
Designed by Su Barber
Edition of 500
Thursday, January 29, 6–9 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursday Preview Entry, $10
Capricious is pleased to announce the release of ==#2, made first available at the upcoming LA Art Book Fair, January 29th-February 1st, 2015. ==#2 is a non-thematic arts publication contained in a box with a 96-page bound volume featuring artist-to-artist interviews, texts, and transcriptions. Six loose multiples are also included.
Never before has the fall season for the Castello di Rivoli been so full of events and important exhibitions. Among these is one of the most comprehensive the Museum has ever conceived, installed in both the spacious Manica Lunga and in the third-floor rooms of the Sabauda Residence. The event – Manifest Intention. Drawing In All Its Forms – focuses on drawing in its various forms and many modes of expression: from everyday and self-controlled practice to elements of analysis and creative outlets, from a means of communication to the need to express. The absolute protagonist of the exhibition, drawing also proposes a broader reflection on themes that over time have shaped the very concept of a museum and a collection, analyzing the medium’s context both as a sign of the work and as the work itself. Drawing, oftentimes hidden or kept in the shadows, is actually the common ground of artistic practice – be it a sketch, a project, or even a work that is finished and laden with messages.
The next Forum on Contemporary Photography at The Museum of Modern Art will take place on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 6 to 8 PM in the Founders Room at the Museum. Conceived as an experimental platform for free-form critical discussions, the Forums are designed to engage in debates about the perspectives and scope of contemporary photography with leading artists, curators, and theorists in the field.
This session will include Barbara Clausen, Curator and Professor for Performance Theory and History at the University of Québec; Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, MoMA; artists Sharon Hayes, Liz Magic Laser, and Jill Magid; and Melanie Kress, High Line Art Curatorial Fellow, who will lead a discussion about the relationship between photography and performance on the occasion of the exhibitions Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971 (on view May 17–October 4, 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art), and Pier 54 (on view November 6 – December 13, 2014 organized by High Line Art at 120 Eleventh Avenue). These exhibitions present, in the first instance, photographs of conceptual art, actions, instructions, and happenings from the 1960s and early ‘70s, with an emphasis on the historic Pier 18 project; and in the second, photographs of contemporary art and actions enacted in 2014 on Pier 54.
WHO BURIES WHO is a new installation by Amanda Ross-Ho that demonstrates her vested exploration into photography as an analogue to experience, the archaeology of activity and time as a material. The artist has transformed the gallery into a cryptic tableau, operating as both theatricised photography studio and abstracted crime scene. Employing symmetry, scale shifts and a forensic gaze, she creates an environment reminiscent of sites of production, examination and dramatisation.
The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné is now live! Developed by David Nash, Jayne Warman and Walter Feilchenfeldt, this is the first-ever free online database providing access to full-color images of all known paintings by Cézanne.
A preface is usually written after the fact. And so is this thing you are about to read.
A performance of the text occurred on April 26, 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art and was enacted by five street artists (four Chinese and one Caucasian) who drew sketches of the audience. On my signal, they threw these sketches into the air. A dancer playing a waitress repeatedly dropped napkins beneath a sound track of drones, trains, and rains and me, yours truly, at the podium voicing a version of the text that follows. What does a preface ever really tell us? That something else follows. And the thing, the thing that follows, preceded the thing with which you first started.zzZ
Monday, November 17, 5:00 p.m.
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Keltie Ferris was born in Louisville, KY, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Keltie Ferris: Doomsday Boogie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, California, and Body Prints at Chapter, New York. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Texas; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis. She was recently awarded the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Painting by the Academy of Arts and Letters, where her work was included in their 2014 Annual Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.
Martha Rosler speaks at Paris Photo 2014 with writer and educator Stephanie Schwartz, discussing everything from her early work on the subject of the Bowery, the ethical responsibilities of photographers, the paucity of critics in the US, and the overall critical reception of her work.
Please join us at our Chelsea location on Saturday, November 8 from 4 to 6 pm for the launch of the new monograph Anthony Caro, published by Phaidon.
Anthony Caro Monograph Launch
Saturday, November 8, 4 – 6 p.m.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
534 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971.
November 6 - December 13, 2014
Exhibition at 120 Eleventh Avenue at West 20th Street
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm
PUBLIC OPENING: November 6, 6 - 8 pm
‘Popular, witty, sexy, glamorous’ – pop art exploded onto the cultural scene in the 1960s. The pop artists rebelled against ‘high art’ to embrace the new world of advertising, television, film stars, pop music and consumerism. Pop art shocked many but inspired even more.
The American city of the 1960s and 1970s experienced seismic physical changes and social transformations, from urban decay and political protests to massive highways that threatened vibrant neighborhoods. Nowhere was this sense of crisis more evident than in the country’s three largest cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Chris Johanson, an artist featured in I was a double, brings the East Coast premiere of his Portland-based Quiet Music Festival to Saratoga Springs. Johanson, festival founder and organizer, describes the event as a communal listening experience that celebrates emotional, vibrant, and low-volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. Johnason’s band Sun Foot will be joined by national and regional guests.
The exhibition is a project organized by Mart, the museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, with the collaboration of experts in history and contemporary art.
Through the development of a series of complementary contributions, the exhibition draws a distance from a simple reflection about history and offers a more complex overview regarding the topicality of the conflict, which is still today at the centre of debate.
Also on show will be the entire series of House beautiful bringing the war home by Martha Rosler, one of the most noted reflections on the relationship between war and media.
Justine Kurland and Alec Soth In Conversation with Denise Wolff
Presented by the Aperture Foundation
Artists Justine Kurland and Alec Soth (Weinstein Gallery) will speak with “Aperture” Photobook Editor Denise Wolff about “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip,” the first survey book to consider the American road trip as a photographic genre. The book presents some of the best-loved photography, and the story of the open road as photographer’s muse.
IN/SITU provides exhibiting galleries the opportunity to showcase large-scale installations and site-specific works by leading artists during EXPO CHICAGO. Curated by Renaud Proch, Executive Director of Independent Curators International (ICI), the 2014 edition of the program is a reflection on artistic practice in Chicago, and on the intense exchange of ideas that the city generates.
At Navy Pier, IN/SITU is also presented alongside EXPO Projects, organized by EXPO CHICAGO and highlighting works by emerging and established artists.
This year and for the first time, IN/SITU connects to the city beyond its traditional site in Navy Pier. It now extends to IN/SITU Outside, an inaugural program of temporary public art installations situated along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods, presented by EXPO CHICAGO in partnership with Chicago Park District (CPD) and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
On the occasion of the anniversary of the nineties and the tenth anniversary of the death of Julije Knifer (Osijek, 1924 - Paris, 2004). Museum of Modern Art will hold a retrospective of one of the greatest Croatian painters of the 20th century, which will cover more than half a century of his artistic activity.
Broadway Morey Boogie, a group exhibition of outdoor sculpture by Sarah Braman, Dan Colen, Paul Druecke, Lars Fisk, Drew Heitzler, Matt Johnson, Joanna Malinowska, Tony Matelli, Davina Semo, and Devin Troy Strother. The exhibition presented by Marlborough Chelsea, in collaboration with the Broadway Mall Association, runs from Columbus Circle up to 166th and Broadway until February of 2015.
A powerful moment occurs when a narrative is cracked open, when something one expects to be presented simply for what it is, or even more, for fact, is left unguarded as one possibility among many. Suddenly, experiences or information, most typically taken for granted, are made accessible to reflection, debate and perhaps even, a deeper understanding or feeling than would have been possible before.
Gary Lichtenstein Editions at Mana presents Jessica Stockholder: trees, an exhibition featuring original silkscreen monoprints created by Stockholder and Lichtenstein as a result of their collaboration on the production of Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2011. On view from September 14 to October 24, 2014, the exhibition is presented at Gary Lichtenstein Editions, on the second floor of Mana Contemporary.
Join this special hands-on workshop with 2014 Outlooks artist, Virginia Overton, who will be joined by artist Mike Mitchell. Participants will learn about Virginia’s artistic process while creating their own noise-making artworks from found materials. Recommended for children 5 and up. This program will take place at the western approach to the Outlooks: Virginia Overton site.
If you are attending the event with small children, please allow for up to fifteen minutes of walking time from Museum Hill and South Parking to the site.
The first edition of C.Ar.D. – “Contemporary Art and Design” – inaugurates a series of exhibitions, installations and events by artists, photographers and designers in the hills around Piacenza from 12 September to 12 October 2014.
Justine Kurland: Sincere Auto Care has been selected for the opening night of this year's season of The Review Panel hosting by artcritical. This popular discussion forum, at the National Academy Museum, sees three critics join David Cohen, artcritical Editor and Publisher, as the moderator, each month for live discussion of current exhibitions in New York recorded for later podcast at artcritical.com.
In its fifth iteration, the Martos Gallery summer exhibition will feature a number of artists invited by curator Bob Nickas to serve as curators, creating shows-within-the show. Outdoors is a show organized by Bob Nickas and Virginia Overton, including works by Sam Anderson, Uri Aran, Lisa Beck, Sarah Braman, Jim Drain, Wayne Gonzales, Eli Hansen, Charles Harlan, Jim Kanter and Lisa Ward, Servane Mary, Jason Metcalf, Greely Myatt, Chuck Nanney, Amy O'Neill, Kelly Parr, Ugo Rondinone, Davina Semo and Aaron Suggs.
The Dorsky Museum is delighted to present Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art, an exhibition of work by some of the most important artists of our time who have worked with Hudson Valley Master Dick Polich. Organized by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, the exhibition will be on display from Aug 27 through Dec. 14, 2014, in The Dorsky’s Morgan Anderson, Howard Greenberg Family, and Corridor Galleries. The public opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 6, 5–7 p.m.
Ace Hotel New York invites you to take a trip to Storm King Art Center. For the month of August, we’re proudly displaying contemporary works on loan from the 500-acre institution — peeks at two special exhibitions on view in 2014: Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton, as well as short video interviews and installation footage.
This groundbreaking exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts from the 1960s to the present. While black performance has been largely contextualized as an extension of theater, visual artists have integrated performance into their work for more than five decades, generating an important history that has gone largely unrecognized until now.
Western classical music traditionally splits music making into two distinctly separate jobs—composer and performer. The composer invents the ideas behind the music and the performer realizes them. Sometimes the composer and performer are the same person, sometimes they are separated by hundreds of years, but even across great distances of time and space the composer and performer can communicate with each other, through a series of written instructions, called a score. A score is a set of instructions, a rule book, a description of actions the composer proposes to the performer. We value composers by noticing what qualities of rules they invent; we value performers by noticing what they add to / change / emphasize / ignore in the following of those rules. They are two very different jobs.
The exhibited works are on loan from the collection of Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, which will exhibit a large retrospective of Julije Knifer's work in the Fall of works from the 70s up until the last century. These works are presented along side a selection of documents, which are kept in the Archive of Visual Arts Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb. Izložba was established by the Ministry of Culture and the city of Osijek, which provided the Museum of Slavonia with the funds to purchase one of Knifer drawings, which is also featured in the exhibition.
One of the most common assumptions about the kitchen is that it is a woman’s space. With this in mind, The Main Dish looks at how modern and contemporary kitchenware reflects attributes of the model homemaker.
“Well into the twenty-first century, artists use variations on the copy (as a strategy, process, or maneuver) to bestow ironic distance, nod in homage, or to furnish an indexical mark of reality. If the copy’s history in art begins, most basically, with the mimetic act—the imitation of nature by human hands—the primacy of realism has arguably since been superseded by the conceptual possibilities of the copy itself. The notion of the copy that springs most readily to mind may be that involving technologies of facsimile (optical, physical; by hand, by machine) but the copy also includes the knock-off, the remake, the reenactment, the meme. At stake in each of these practices—and in “Copied” as an exhibition—is an investigation of what is made or unmade through the act of copying, the ratio of signal to noise that results in the passage from original to offspring.”
Walead Beshty will give a walk-through of the Jay DeFeo exhibition on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash's Chelsea location on Saturday, May 3rd at 3 pm.
A fully illustrated catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition with an essay written by Beshty titled “The Ritual of Everyday Life: On the Migrating Objects of Jay DeFeo”.
The second artist to be featured in Storm King’s Outlooks series is American artist Virginia Overton. Overton has created a site-specific brass sculpture across an expansive, central, rolling field. A thin tube, some 400 feet in length, will mirror the contours and curves of the sloping hill, carrying sound, picking up slight noises, and allowing visitors different aural experiences on their outdoor treks. The piece suggests tripartite interactivity between itself, Storm King’s visitors, and the topography of its setting.
The Conversations, organized by independent curator Douglas Fogle, will offer visitors multiple intellectual perspectives on the use of images by bringing together notable curators and contemporary artists for a discussion of the practice of image-making. Participants will include artists and curators: Walead Beshty, Simon Castets, Doryun Chong, Charlotte Cotton, Clara Kim, Florian Maier-Aichen, Jean-Luc Moulène, Leigh Ledare, Kevin Tent, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Kerry Tribe, Philippe Vergne and Jeff Wall.
For centuries, the art world and art market were dominated by men—just look at Giorgio Vasari’s The Lives of the Artists, or, more recently, Jonathan Jones’s all-male list of the greatest artworks ever—but that’s beginning to change. Women now occupy top positions in every sector of the art world, and though they are still paid less than their male colleagues in similar roles, they are slowly helping to right the industry’s historic gender imbalance. Herewith, artnet News recognizes the invaluable work of 25 art world power players who are women.
MOCA’s presentation of work by sculptor and installation artist Virginia Overton will encompass new and site-specific works that directly confront the exhibition space and its surrounding materials, which she sources for these pieces. These repurposed obsolete and ordinary objects often embody a heightened awareness of weight, gravity, and suspension. Overton (b. 1971) works from the tradition of post-Minimalism, creating powerful, poetic situations from simple constructions and materials.
Pope.L will participate in Triple Canopy's Media Replication Services at The Whitney Museum of American Art on April 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
Pope.L will join scholar Lisa Gitelman and poet Caroline Bergvall in considering the various forms of reproduction enacted in Triple Canopy's 2014 Biennial installation, Pointing Machines. Media Replication Services and Pointing Machines are components of Triple Canopy’s contribution to the Whitney Biennial. Tickets for the event may be purchased in advance by clicking here.
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New York, March 17, 2014 — The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the eleven artists who will receive its 2014 awards in art. The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The art prizes, totaling $112,500, honor both established and emerging artists. The award winners were chosen from a group of 37 artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, which opened on March 6, 2014. The Exhibition continues through April 12, 2014, and features over 120 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper. The members of this year’s award committee were: Lynda Benglis, Varujan Boghosian, Eric Fischl (Chairman), Yvonne Jacquette, Catherine Murphy, Philip Pearlstein, Judy Pfaff, Paul Resika, Dorothea Rockburne, and Terry Winters.
Doomsday Boogie includes several of Ferris’s large-scale paintings, along with a series of thin vertical paintings—physical realizations of the zips that originated in Barnett Newman’s abstract expressionist work.
The exhibition debuts new sculpture, painting, and video by artist Sarah Braman. For the MFA, Braman has designed works in dynamically leaning cubes of colored glass that will respond directly to the natural glow emanating through the vaulted glass ceiling in the Linde Family wing for Contemporary Art.
Without cynicism, these painters stage studio experiences in which one sees acts of painterly lovemaking accumulate over time. By tenderly examining the surfaces of their works, one can reconstruct the painterly decisions, additions, revisions, and erasures that lead to the finished image and thereby reconstruct the narrative by which the artists fall in love with their own work. The painterly pleasure they seek is like the fugitive lover whose loss has to be perpetually risked in order to keep their passion level high, and we, the audience, can experience that pleasure vicariously.
Celebrating the publication of Unfamiliar Streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia author and curator Katherine Bussard joins two leading lights of contemporary art, Martha Rosler and Philip-Lorca diCorcia to discuss how cities, especially New York, have shaped their practice's engagement with street photography.
At the beginning of the 1990s, Martin Kersels experimented with his body. As an active member of the group SHRIMPS (Paul Casey, Gayle Youngquist, Steve Nagler, Ryan Hill et Weba Garretson), he performed a series of familiar and simple gestures: holding, throwing, falling, kissing, cadencing, rocking; performances that oscillated between radicality and the absurd, both transpiring through the photographs taken during the performance. Simultaneously, he developed a 3-dimensional work guided by movement. Inspired by objects and the body language of daily life, Martin Kersels builds not only staged spaces where body and machine interact, but also animated sculptures producing incongruous actions and sounds. The bizarre dimension of his work is only a façade, his plastic work is in fact underpinned by a conceptual and critical reflexion on our relations to the world and society. The constant discussion between bodies, space, and the object is an integral part of his practice.
From November 9, 2013 through March 2, 2014, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley, an exhibition sited throughout the downtown commercial core of Los Altos, a town located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Project Los Altos will be on view at indoor and outdoor locations—ranging from commercial spaces to a public intersection—and include existing artworks as well as newly commissioned, site-responsive projects. Featured artists include Jeremy Blake, Spencer Finch, Charles Garoian, Christian Jankowski, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Kateřina Šedá, Alec Soth, and Jessica Stockholder.
Ruffneck Constructivists, a group exhibition curated by artist Kara Walker brings together eleven international artists in order to define a contemporary manifesto of urban architecture and change. On view in ICA's First Floor Space from February 12 through August 17, 2014, the exhibition features sculpture, photography, and video. As Walker states, "Ruffneck Constructivists are defiant shapers of environments. Whatever their gender affiliation, Ruffnecks go hard when all around them they see weakness, softness, compromise, sermonizing, poverty, and lack; they don't change the world through conscious actions, instead they build themselves into the world one assault at a time."
A collaborative project created exclusively for the LA Book Fair by Leigh Ledare and Nicolás Guagnini in conjunction with Andrew Roth and PPP Editions. It consists of an intervention into 126 books on the social sciences: Marxism, psychoanalysis, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, literary and art criticism, cultural studies, and literature. The intervention consists of circular holes filled with a variation of positions and possibilities within human sexual interaction.
Martin Kersels often plays with what's maladapted, off, and decidedly out of shape. Kersels's playfulness often emerges from his own body—in a nod to his physique, Kersels once called a solo show "Heavyweight Champion"—and deeply informs two of his career interests, sound and physical comedy.
My Crippled Friend investigates the recent history of the intersection of painterly abstraction and the object. While “painting as object” has often been a formalist issue, the works in this exhibition gather their identity through the subversion of formalism—scrambling and reassembling themselves in an aesthetic shell game where the act of painting is always an investigation of a painting’s ability to push into objecthood.
More Love gathers a diverse group of artists working in a range of media—video, photography, sculpture, sound, participatory art projects and choreographed events—to investigate how such an integral part of our everyday lives works. How are today’s ideas of relative truth and individual destiny, understood not just through the head but through the heart? What truth can be found in dialogue vs. hierarchy? What is the wisdom in love as opposed to our love of wisdom? This unique exhibition with new commissions and site-adapted installations brings together forty-five works by thirty artists.
You are Here has been conceived around several contemporary artists whose art re-imagines the body and its boundaries. Incorporating a symbolic figurative presence as an alternative to the external appearance of a human figure – a traditional marker of our existence – these works locate the body through spaces, materials, sensations, and information that exist in relation to it (and to us).
Forthcoming solo exhibition at The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow
One of the recurring themes in California art over the past century is the relationship between abstraction and landscape. Particularly in Southern California, a deep schism opened up in the 1930s between naturalist landscape painters and those of a more modernist inclination, and the breach has never entirely healed. This exhibition, drawn entirely from OCMA’s collection, explores ways in which artists from the West Coast have played a role in transforming landscape into abstraction and then back again.
ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND features over 130 early and formative works by five artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri—who began their careers in the early 1990s in San Francisco’s Mission District and, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as key members of the so-called Mission School. ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND will travel to Grey Art Gallery, New York University, April 15–July 12, 2014.
Chris Martin will participate in See with Fingers a group exhibition curated by Laurel Sparks at The Barbara Walters Gallery. The exhibition will be open from November 21 – December 20, 2013 at the gallery’s location in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 5 – 7 PM.
Paul Winstanley will be present at Karsten Schubert on November 21st from 6-8 pm for the launch and signing of his most recent publication of Art School. Filled with photographs of unpopulated studios, Paul Winstanley’s exploration of British art schools highlights their importance at a time when the art school system’s existence is more fraught than ever.
Iconic performance artist Pope.L's Cage Unrequited is a marathon reading of John Cage’s edited anthology, Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) by over eighty invited collaborators. The performance functions as a refuge, proposing a relationship between the earlier artist’s ideas of indeterminacy, mysticism and chance and the work of contemporary black artists.
Providing a critical history beginning with Fluxus and Conceptual art in the early 1960s through present-day practices, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art over three generations, presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art. The exhibition comprises more than 100 works by some 36 artists, including video and photo documentation of performances, performance scores and installations, interactive works, and artworks created as a result of performance actions.
Art Turning Left is the first exhibition to examine how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values, from the French Revolution to the present day.
Line Color Illusion: 40 Years of Julian Stanczak showcases paintings and prints collected by the Akron Art Museum since 1970. The exhibition documents both Julian Stanczak’s impressive career as a master of color and the museum’s longstanding commitment to his work.
Chris Martin will be present at Printed Matter on October 26th from 5-7 pm for the launch and signing of his most recent publication of works, Drawings: Chris Martin. This impressive volume of drawings, selected by the artist and Dan Nadel, was published by PictureBox in 2013 and traces the development of Chris Martin's works on paper over the past three decades.
Westfälischer Kunstverein proudly presents Virginia Overton's first exhibition in Germany. Overton's sculptures appear sometimes rough, but always very direct and unique in that they arise from direct confrontation between the artist, the exhibition space and the existing or available materials.
Los Angeles—The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.
A home truth can be simply understood as a fact that is somehow discomforting to acknowledge or may cause embarrassment. The work in this show may do all of those things. The title is there to be taken literally, or ironically. The concept of truths in parenting and photography are there to be questioned.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is delighted to announce the nominations of Rob Pruitt's 2013 Art Awards.
Jay DeFeo, Virginia Overton and Jack Goldstein are nominated for Artist of the Year, Solo Gallery Show of the Year and Solo Museum Show of the Year, respectively.
Virginia Overton will participate in a group exhibition at Disjecta, Contemporary Art Center of Portland. The exhibition was curated by Summer Guthery, Disjecta's 2013–2014 Curator-in-Residence. The exhibition includes works by Talia Chetrit, Shana Lutker, Virginia Overton, Marlo Pascual, Virginia Poundstone, RH Quaytman, Marina Rosenfeld, Blair Saxon-Hill.
A Selection of the New Media Collection, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
As a medium, the video has been influenced by the full spectrum of aesthetic currents, and has established itself both as one of the most important contemporary means of artistic expression and as critical instrument. In collaboration with the Centre Pompidou Paris, the exhibition entitled “Vidéo Vintage 1963-1983” shows the emergence of video art from the 1960s to the early 1980s by way of a selection of the most popular works in video art. Of particular interest here is the selection of three focal points “Performance and Filmic Self-portrait”, “Television: Research, Experimentation, Criticism”, and “Attitudes, Forms, Concepts”, which show the development of the video, its artistic application as well as ‘research’ and criticism.
Experiments in the Fault Zone traces some of the key moments and pivotal artistic figures in the arts at Mills from the 1930s to the present, and showcases the College’s internationally renowned commitment to experimentation and collaboration across the fine arts.
Radical Presence chronicles the emergence and develop-
ment of African American performance practices in contemporary art. Surveying the scene from the 1960s to the present day, this major exhibition examines the rich and complex history of black performance in the United States. The show features work of artists such as Benjamin Patterson, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, and Coco Fusco.
A series of performances by participating artists accompanies the exhibition, which is presented in two parts: Part I, Sept. 10– Dec. 7, 2013, at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU; Part II, Nov. 14, 2013–Mar. 9, 2014, at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Radical Presence is organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Place is the Space marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of the tenth anniversary of CAM's critically acclaimed building. Featuring five new site-specific commissions by major contemporary artists, the exhibition is an unprecedented curatorial collaboration between the building’s architect, Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, and Dominic Molon, CAM’s chief curator. Known for graceful sculptures that use raw materials such as drywall, mud, and wood beams, Overton will create an elegant arrangement of long metal pipes across architectural voids between the Museum’s main galleries and performance space and between the performance space and lobby.
The Art Production Fund, in conjunction with philanthropist Fabiola Beracasa, has announced the opening of an “outdoor pop-up exhibition” in the Long Island town of Montauk. The exhibition will be held in a vacant lot at 333 Old Montauk Highway, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 8, and will include site-specific installations by Anya Kielar, Virginia Overton and Olympia Scarry.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 6 - 8 pm
333 Old Montauk Highway
Los Angeles–based artist Amanda Ross-Ho’s first outdoor public art project, THE CHARACTER AND SHAPE OF ILLUMINATED THINGS, explores how photography is similar to the act of seeing. Updating Joseph Beuys’s famous declaration “Everyone is an artist,” Ross-Ho suggests more specifically that today everyone is a photographer, as the ubiquity and speed of digital photography shapes the way we view and experience the world.
Highlights of the SFMOMA's Collection
Beyond Belief is an expansive exhibition exploring the spiritual dimensions of modern art, especially as seen through the lens of Jewish theological concepts. The exhibition features forty-eight internationally-known artists whose work—painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art—are all drawn from SFMOMA’s outstanding collection. Ranging from a 1914 abstraction by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian to a luminous 1960 abstraction by Mark Rothko and oversized prayer beads by contemporary artist Zarina, Beyond Belief provides an engaging alternative that prioritizes spirituality in the reading of art.
Pope.L in collaboration with the arts organization SPACES, has challenged the city of Cleveland to help him pull an 8 ton former ice cream truck, by hand, 34 miles from the eastside of the city to the westside over 3 days, June 7 to 9. And he needs your help to do it.
with Emilie Ding (CH), Viktor Korol (CH), Virginia Overton (US), Mandla Reuter (DE) and Adam Thompson (GB), curated by Samuel Leuenberger
Opening: Saturday, 25 May 2013, 6:00 pm
Special Opening Event During Art-Basel Week:
Wednesday, 12th June from 9 - 10 pm
The first American retrospective of the Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945 - 2003) brings to light his important legacy. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a central figure of the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 1980s and showcases his influential paintings and films, while also including installations, writings, and pioneering sound recordings. The artists of the Pictures Generation, such as Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, David Salle and Robert Longo, explored a new stylistic vocabulary grounded in their interest in popular culture, appropriating images from books, magazines, advertisements, television, and film.
Screened in conjunction with Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, Bruce Conner’s short film, THE WHITE ROSE (1967), chronicles the removal of DeFeo’s nearly one-ton masterpiece, The Rose (1958-66), from her second-story San Francisco studio.
Pop Art Design is in fact the first extensive exhibition on the interrelations between art and design of the period. It is a traveling exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
“Empire State. Arte a New York oggi” (Empire State. New York Art Now) is an exhibition that asks how artists might reimagine urban life, and how the city of New York might continue to be a site of contestation.
Blues for Smoke is an interdisciplinary exhibition that explores a wide range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and blues aesthetics. In conjunction with Blues for Smoke, Pope.L will stage a performance and hands-on project that invites visitors to explore the definitions surrounding the blues, and ask how the blues “aesthetic” has migrated over place and time.
PAINT THINGS navigates the recent direction of contemporary artists to expand painting beyond the stretcher into sculptural forms. This group exhibition focuses on the growing spatial and material freedom in painting as it merges with installation and sculpture.
BEST MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM SHOW NATIONALLY
“Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; travels to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dana Miller, curator.
In Post-war British art radical work tended towards various styles influenced by the modern art of Paris and New York such as Surrealism, abstraction and Pop Art. Alongside these parallel movements there existed another kind of art pioneered by a group of loosely associated artists later labelled The School of London. What they had in common was a firm belief that they could find new ways to create realist paintings and reinvent the representation of the human figure to make it relevant in a world traumatised by the Second World War.
For Painting Between The Lines, fourteen contemporary painters created newly commissioned paintings based on descriptions of paintings in historical and contemporary novels by authors such as Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett, Sylvia Plath, and Milan Kundera. By examining the ways contemporary artists look at storytelling, literature and writing as expressions of individual thought, Painting Between The Lines looks at the state of contemporary painting today, presenting some of its most innovative practitioners such as Laylah Ali, Marcel Dzama, and Fred Tomaselli.
In his drawings and paintings, Norbert Schwontkowski (who lives in Bremen and Berlin) does not explore the path to abstract visualization and instead has discernible objects and figures emerge from the foundation to the images he creates.
SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is thrilled to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture, its history, legacies, and potential for innovation.
This year, Martin Kersels, Agnieszka Kurant, and Allison Smith have been invited to present their own take on art history and consider the thematic focus of thingness.
See renowned Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographs, taken between 1934 and 1944, juxtaposed with newly commissioned photographs of 21st-century America by 12 contemporary photographers.
Featuring the works of Catherine Opie and Justine Kurland, America in View reveals a nation's ambitions and failings, beauty and loss, politics and personal stories through about 150 photographs spanning nearly 150 years.
For her first solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York–based artist Martha Rosler presents her work Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, a large-scale version of the classic American garage sale, in which Museum visitors can browse and buy second-hand goods organized, displayed, and sold by the artist.
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black visual artists.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN, on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 23 through September 23, 2012. Amanda Ross-Ho is one of the leading Los Angeles artists of her generation and this new installation is her largest and most ambitious exhibition to date.
Jessica Stockholder's exhibition "Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood", initially realized at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, is traveling to the Ecole Nationale Superieur d'Architecture in Nantes, France. The exhibition will open on June 15th, 2012, and remain on view until September 2. For more information, please visit the website for the Frac des Pays de la Loire.
High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line, is pleased to announce that Brooklyn-based artist Virginia Overton will transform an old pickup truck into a site-specific sculpture installed on the stacked parking next to the High Line at West 20th Street, on view from Thursday, September 13, 2012 to September 2013.
superHUMAN Friday, June 8 –Friday, August 3, 2012 Central Utah Art Center (CUAC) 86 N Main, Ephraim, Utah 84627 Thursday, September 6–Saturday, December 22, 2012 Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102 Artists Blanka Amezkua, Edgar Arcenaux, Kevin Darmanie, Kurt Forman, Chitra Ganesh, Fay Ku, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kerry James Marshall, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Dulce Pinzón, Pope.L, Robert Pruitt, Xaviera Simmons, Saya Woolfalk Curated by Jorge Rojas and David Hawkins
Commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance, renowned artist Jessica Stockholder has begun saturating building façades, sidewalks, and crosswalks in bold colors in what will be the summer’s largest art installation. “Color Jam” – the third public artwork in the Art Loop series – is coming to the intersection of State & Adams on June 5. It will be on display through September, and will feature a series of public programs, taking the form of concerts, talks, happenings, and virtual interactions throughout the Loop. Walk a live stream of the installation site, or the "Jam Cam", from the link to the left.
For her first solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Rosler (Brooklyn, New York) will present her work Garage Sale in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium from November 17 to 30, 2012. Rosler held the Garage Sale’s first iteration, Monumental Garage Sale, in 1973 in the student gallery of the University of California, San Diego. She advertised this controversial work as a garage sale in local newspapers and as an art event within the local arts scene. Clothes, books, records, toys, costume jewelry, personal letters, art works, and other mementos, as well as soft-core pornographic magazines and empty welfare-food containers were displayed on racks and tables for visitors to browse and buy, after haggling with the artist over the price. Rosler’s Garage Sale implicates visitors in face-to-face transactions within a secondary, informal cash economy—exactly like garage sales held outside the museum setting. On select weekends from May 12 until summer, you can be a part of this work by donating your castoffs, no-longer-wanted objects, bric-a-brac, and odd items. Click the link to the left for more information on drop off times and locations.
Daniel Lefcourt: Mockup Opening reception Thursday, April 19, 6-8 PM "Mockup" is a storage room, a stage set, a mausoleum, a trade show, a diagram, a game board, a studio, a retail store, a pictograph, a classroom, a museum display, an architectural model, and a sign-maker's workshop. Like composite wood -- the material from which the artworks are made -- each object is at once real and solid, and simultaneously a mere semblance or substitute.
"Dialogue of Hands" will be a sculpture park for children and adults, located on the elevated ground level sculpture courtyard of the iconic 1964 building, formerly known as the College of Building and Printing (recently renamed City of Glasgow College). The exhibition would be an immersive sensory environment, with an emphasis on real time audience participation and attracting families with children.
Open Windows: Keltie Ferris, Jackie Saccoccio, Billy Sullivan, and Alexi Worth Guest-curated by artist Carroll Dunham, this exhibition presents the work of four contemporary American painters: Keltie Ferris, Jackie Saccoccio, Billy Sullivan, and Alexi Worth. Representing distinct and varied approaches to painting from abstraction to realism, these artists’ works will be set in counterpoint to modernist paintings chosen by Dunham from the Addison’s permanent collection. By juxtaposing new and recent paintings by the four artists with historic works ranging in date from the 1930s to early 1960s by artists such as Franz Kline, Irene Rice Pereira, John Graham, and Reginald Marsh, to name a few, Open Windows reveals sometimes surprising affinities, influences, and contrasts among and between the twenty-first-century works and mid-twentieth-century paintings, opening windows on new possibilities and fresh ways of seeing. On view through April 8, 2012.
Curated by Matthew Lyons In her works in sculpture and installation, Virginia Overton employs readily available or repurposed building materials as well as common found imagery in reaction to the particular conditions of the exhibition space and its environs. She has developed a sculptural vocabulary that uses and reuses these materials and images. While the work often incorporates large-scale elements, Overton still allows for a sense of ad hoc fragility in the provisional relationships she sets up between the architecture and her materials. The heightened awareness of the weight-bearing loads and the pull of gravity underscore how the materials have been asked to perform, holding traces of past uses and process to become more than just “raw” material. Exhibition Hours: Tues–Fri, 12–6pm; Sat 11–6pm FREE
The Chatsworth House Trust and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park, are proud to present 'Caro at Chatsworth'. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the work of a single artist to be held in the garden at Chatsworth and will comprise 15 sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro sited around the famous Emperor Fountain, in front of the south façade at Chatsworth. 'Caro at Chatsworth' provides a once in a lifetime chance to see the larger work of Britain's greatest living sculptor in one of Britain's most famous historic settings.
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Printin’ takes as its starting point DeLuxe (2005), a tour de force portfolio of 60 works by Ellen Gallagher (American, b. 1965) that challenged traditional ideas of what a print could be. DeLuxe offers a multivalent constellation of ideas, touching on such issues as portraiture, identity, history, advertising, commodity, and the disruption, translation, and recasting of space. Proposing a kind of technical dissection and conceptual unpacking of this portfolio, Printin’ brings together work by more than 50 artists from multiple disciplines in a sweeping chronology that extends from the 17th century to the present day, to propose a free-flowing yet incisive web of associations that are reflected in DeLuxe. Encompassing prints, drawings, films, books, photographs, sculptures, videos, and comic strips, the exhibition features such artists as Vija Celmins, David Hammons, George Herriman, Robert Rauschenberg, Martha Rosler, and many others, forming a dense network of formal, technical, and conceptual connections and intersections.
Paul Winstanley is to be included in "Lifelike", a traveling exhibition curated by Siri Engberg. Is it real? Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international group exhibition features artists variously using scale, unusual materials, and sly contextual devices to reveal the manner in which their subjects’ “authenticity” is manufactured. Avoiding the brand-name flashiness embraced by 1960s Pop and the slick urban scenes introduced at that time by the Photorealists, the artists in Lifelike investigate the quieter side of the quotidian, choosing potentially overlooked items or moments as subject matter: a paper bag, an eraser, an apple core, a waiting room, an afternoon nap. They also favor a handmade, labor-intensive practice rather than technological enhancements. The resulting works—including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and video—transform the ordinary into something beguiling, loaded with narrative and metaphor, and imbued with an arresting sense of humanity. Lifelike showcases works from the 1960s to the present by more than 55 artists, including Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Fischli and Weiss, Robert Gober, Alex Hay, Kaz Oshiro, Charles Ray, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Ai Weiwei. Catalogue forthcoming in February 2012.
Last month, artist Pope.L spent a day at MoMA, exploring the collections of artists’ multiples on view in Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–1978. While he was here, he produced the above performance video, which incorporates the Fluxkit to incredibly humorous effect. His visit concluded a series of collaborations with visiting artists—some of them original members of Fluxus—who had been invited to select objects from the two Fluxkits on display, which are similar but not identical, and determine their arrangement. Since the late 1970s, Pope.L has produced innovative performances and installations, often tackling potent topics of race and inequality. His interventionist approach frequently involves the public; he interacts with communities, taking on the role of provocateur. At MoMA, Pope.L addressed the institutional paradigms of the Museum. His unconventional arrangement of the Fluxus objects is on view until January 16, when the exhibition closes to the public.
Over the past decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The nonprofit organization has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from four continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.
Katherine Bradford, Tamara Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum EJ Hauser, Alison Knowles, Justine Kurland, Lauren Luloff, Joyce Pensato, Amanda Ross-Ho, Niki de Saint Phalle, Michelle Tarantelli The Journal Gallery is delighted to present "Special Blend," curated by Chris Martin. Some of these artists are old friends. Some of them have never met. This show is a way for them to meet and for their work to converse. Presented as a melange, this exhibition has an earthy flavor with a clean finish. Balanced and light-bodied, it combines honey sweetness with a hint of citrus for a smooth-looking exhibition—perfect for viewing all day.
VIRGINIA OVERTON: "DELUXE" Opening Saturday January 14th, 2012 For Virginia Overton, the truck is a working tool embodied with stored labor. Rather than a symbolic object of desire in the mode of the co-opted muscle car, she recognizes the truck as a worker. Like most of her tools and materials, the truck functions as an agent for labor production.
In her solo project Hollow places court in Ash-Tree Wood, Jessica Stockholder has made several works from the wood of a 125-year-old ash tree that formerly grew in the Aldrich’s sculpture garden. The exhibition includes several discrete sculptural works within a site-responsive installation. The major elements in the exhibition are two large freestanding sculptures that resemble folding screens. Fabricated from boards cut from the wood of the tree, they were conceived by Stockholder as static armatures that she will activate with various types of paint, from auto lacquer to acrylic, visually suggesting walls (or a gallery) filled with pictures. The forms represented reference eyes (among other things), mirroring the viewer’s gaze and suggesting both the accumulated experience of the tree and the fleeting experience of the viewer.
Chris Johanson will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Alright Alright consists of new drawings, paintings and a large scale pyramid-shaped installation all made specifically for Malmö Konsthall. The installation includes eight sound pieces made by Johanson’s band IS. Chris Johanson (born 1968) is a self-taught product of San Francisco’s skateboard and graffiti culture. In his playful and humorous works he comments on what it is like to be human and live in today’s society. He works in widely varying media such as painting, film, installation and music. Johanson uses bright colors with a cartoon-like style. He is an acute observer, who in a simple and direct way conveys his observations to us. He still regards himself as somewhat of an outsider in the art world, and therefore does not feel bound by any pre-existing limitations. He enjoys exceeding boundaries – the paint spills outside his contour lines and the speech balloons are too small to contain his text.
Catherine Opie is featured in the first major museum exhibition that showcases themes of gender and sexuality in American portraiture--HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Initially organized by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the original presentation was co-curated by David C. Ward amd Jonathan D. Katz. The Brooklyn Museum presentation, coordinated by Tricia Laughlin Bloom, charts the underdocumented role that sexual identity has played in the making of modern art, and highlights the contributions of gay and lesbian artists to American art. Tracing the coded narrative of sexual desire in art produced from the early modern period through the present, HIDE/SEEK displays responses to the Stonewall riots of 1969, the AIDS epidemic and post-modern themes of identity.
The Kunsthalle Dusseldorf will present the first institutional solo exhibition outside the United States by Chris Martin. The exhibition, curated by Elodie Evers and Gregor Jansen, will focus upon the early and middle period of Martin’s oeuvre. The “Black Paintings”, for example, which create the illusion of three-dimensional space with a few lines, belong to the older works. Martin’s engagement with painters such as Malevich and Mondrian, is clearly visible here. In parallel to these large-format paintings, which were produced as part of his work as an art therapist, Martin also worked on a number of small, colorful canvases. Martin's first comprehensive exhibition catalogue, featuring numerous color illustrations, essays by Gregor Jansen, Alexander Koch, Bob Nickas, Lars Bang Larsen, and a conversation with Chris Martin and Elodie Evers, will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.
Performance artist and sculptor Pope.L will present a performance and video installation entitled Blink at Prospect.2 New Orleans, the second edition of the international contemporary art biennial. For the work, the artist asked New Orleans residents to donate photos of themselves in response to the questions: "When you dream of New Orleans, what do you dream of? When you wake up in the morning, what do you see?" These donated images will be part of a video installation mounted on a truck – a modern, traveling version of a “magic lantern” projection – that will traverse the city of New Orleans from sundown on October 22, 2011 through sunrise the following day. The video, intended to be a collective “memory bank” of the residents of New Orleans, will be stationed at Xavier University's Art Village following the performance for the duration of the biennial.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash invites you to visit our booth at Pavilion of Art and Design, London. This fair focusing on the best of 20th-century art and design will take place in Berkeley Square, October 12-16. The gallery will present a selection of Roy Lichtenstein collages from the Interiors series.
Martha Rosler is featured in CCA Wattis Institute's More American Photographs--the exhibition will reexamine the well-known photography program of the Farm Security Administration, 1935-44, which included artists such as Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott. For More American Photographs, twelve contemporary photographers will be commissioned to travel the United States, documenting its land and people. More American Photographs aims to add to the FSA's project through the lens of the twenty-first century, which highlights, amidst natural disasters, the collapse of the housing boom, and a general lack of economic mobility, the distinct effects on different communities.
Norbert Schwontkowski is featured in the CCA Wattis Institute's Painting Between the Lines, which continues the Institute's investigation into the relationship between literature and art. For this show, the CCA Wattis Institute has commissioned fourteen artists to create paintings based on descriptions of paintings in historical and contemporary novels. Examining the state of contemporary painting, Painting Between the Lines attest to the vitality of the medium. Though literary sources have been a common source of painting's subject matter historically, more recently, painting has looked to history, society, politics and itself for inspiration. Schwontkowski's painting responds to Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Launch 6-8 pm, September 16, 2011 "CHILD" is a new major three screen video commission and film-set installation in the main gallery of Eastside Projects, Birmingham UK. The work seeks to create an atmosphere of melodrama, strangeness and oddness informed by the artist's background in theatre and performance art. The exhibition draws upon the existing context of the gallery and its surroundings combining with the cinematic references. "CHILD" is about a small troubled family coping with the long absence and return of the father. Pope.L continues to construct surprising and unique work around the dispersion and coalescing of matter, values and concepts of what it means to be alive
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, co-organized by Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), is the most comprehensive exhibition to date to focus on Conceptual art and related new genres in both Northern and Southern California during this pivotal period in contemporary art. Featuring more than 150 works of art, the exhibition includes installations, photographs, works on paper, videos and films, artists’ books, extensive performance documentation, and other ephemera. This includes newly discovered work as well as materials culled from archives that have rarely been viewed. State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 is supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of the unprecedented collaborative initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980.
JACK TWORKOV: The Accident of Choice, the artist at Black Mountain College is a historic exhibition of important works by Tworkov, who taught painting at Black Mountain College during the summer of 1952. On view will be paintings and drawings by Tworkov ranging from 1948-52 including works from one of the artist's most noted series, House of the Sun that began at Black Mountain College. Also on exhibit will be letters, photographs, and ephemera from students and fellow artists including Fielding Dawson, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, and Stephan Wolpe; photographs of Jack Tworkov at Black Mountain College by Robert Rauschenberg, and several original works by Rauschenberg from 1952. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition including an essay by the exhibition curator, Jason Andrew; a never-before printed interview with Jack Tworkov conducted by the historian Irving Sandler in 1957; and a re-print of the article Tworkov Paints A Picture written by Fairfield Porter and published in Art News in 1953. The exhibition is curated by Jason Andrew.
Amanda Ross-Ho will be included in the exhibition Not the Way You Remembered at the Queens Museum of Art from April 10 - August 14. As museums have mounted more exhibitions from their permanent collections, revisiting their archives and breathing new life into years’ worth of holdings, this generation’s artists are also looking back-revisiting materiality, composing and recombining nontraditional materials, perhaps out of necessity, or as a comment on a collective loss of intimacy through lives lived online. NOT THE WAY YOU REMEMBERED explores how collecting and displaying personal, physical objects creates and recreates memories and associations, both individual and collective. Participating artists are Taylor Baldwin, Clifford Borress, Barb Choit, Brendan Fowler, Ted Gahl, Rashawn Griffin, Faten Kanaan, Zak Kitnick, Jason Lazarus, Lauren Luloff, Dave Murray, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jean Shin, Hayley Silverman, Agathe Snow, and Bryan Zanisnik. The exhibition is curated by Jamillah James, Queens Museum of Art Van Lier Fund Fellow.
IAIN BAXTER & Robert Heinecken David Lieske Paul McCarthy Otto Piene Pope.L Dieter Roth Ed Ruscha Jennifer West Curated by Jenny Gheith and John McKinnon Taking inspiration from Dieter Roth's now legendary exhibition "Staple Cheese (A Race)", "Another Kind of Vapor" presents artists who have experimented with non-traditional materials. Some sculpt, mold, and print with these substances, others conserve marks and stains. Allowed to decay, decompose, or remain in stasis, these objects endure as symbols of impermanence, waste, memory, and time.
Chris Johanson will participate in the second edition of Art Basel's Art Parcours, a series of events and performances selected by Jens Hoffmann, Director of the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. Johanson will perform with his band 'Sun Foot' atop his site-specific artwork, which takes the form of a stage built on a cargo barge docked on the bank of the Rhine. The event includes a projection by Johanna Jackson & DJ set by Christopher Garrett. Art Parcours is open to the public and free of charge.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash will participate in Art|42|Basel, Booth E9. The gallery will exhibit a selection of works by 20th-century masters. Highlights include sculpture and an early wood relief by Jean Arp; photographs by Constantin Brancusi; a collection of small works by Alberto Burri; a standing mobile by Alexander Calder; etchings by Lucian Freud; important works on paper and a painting by Alberto Giacometti; works by Leon Kossoff and Anthony Caro; a large-scale sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein; and 1960s paintings by Kenneth Noland.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce an installation of sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden opening April 26. This selection of works spans the artist’s career to date and will highlight his principle contributions to sculpture: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and the creation of abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape. The exhibition will be on view in the Museum’s dramatic, nearly 8,000-square-foot open-air space offering unparalleled views of Central Park and the New York City skyline. Anthony Caro on the Roof will be the 14th consecutive single-artist installation on the Cantor Roof Garden.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis presents an exhibition of recent sculpture by Jessica Stockholder. The exhibition, which opens February 12, features eleven sculptures full of quirks and unexpected materials. Stockholder’s work engages elements of painting, sculpture and architecture with objects more commonly found in backyards and living rooms. Her playful nature is reflected in the name of the exhibition, Grab grassy this moment your I’s. The title offers an abstract grammatical puzzle emblematic of her work that strives to change how we see common objects and materials. The exhibition includes Stockholder’s work, Flooded Chambers Maid, 2009-10, installed in Laumeier’s Children’s Sculpture Garden in October 2010. The long-term loan was commissioned by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, was previously exhibited in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. The work will provide a platform for future performances, readings and children’s programs.
Jessica Stockholder Peer out to See July 14, 2010 – February, 2011 Parque del Buen Retiro, Palacio de Cristal
Jessica Stockholder's first museum exhibition in Spain will take open July 14 at the Palacio de Cristal of the Reina Sofia Museum.
Martha Rosler will be included in the Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House. Featuring 60 artists from 30 countries, the third Singapore Biennale will be open to the public from 13 March to 15 May 2011. Over half of the artists are creating new commissions or premiering new works. 'Open House' is presented across four exhibition venues, each with their own particular character, that draw upon emblematic spaces in Singapore: Housing Development Board flats (Singapore Art Museum and 8Q), shopping centres and night markets (National Museum of Singapore), and international air and sea ports (Old Kallang Airport). In addition to a community garden project at the Old Kallang Airport, Rosler has been invited to give the Keynote Lecture on March 12.
During the course of this evolving on-site work, Amanda Ross-Ho will invite viewers to become participants in an ongoing examination of the boundaries of the white cube, the direct and indirect products of creative expression, and the connectivity of the visual world. Her site-specific installation will transform the Vaulted Gallery into an active worksite dedicated to producing three basic elements: blank stretched canvases, simple hand-built ceramic vessels, and handmade paper. Ross-Ho collapses the life cycle of the creative process through the performative act of embedding the gallery with the energy of production. The three manifestations of the ‘empty’ space produced—canvas, vessel, page—will create an environment that both formalizes the ability for massive potential and serves as witness to mass activity.
Flux This, with Pope.L and Special Guests Museum of Modern Art, New York Instructions, proposals, notions, a phone call, and a trampoline. A day and a half of Fluxus-inspired-and-disgusted workshops, performances, video, and interventions, concluding with an evening of short things and even shorter things. Everyone is invited! 12:00–6:30 p.m. in the Cullman Education Building mezzanine and classrooms (admission is free) 6:30 p.m. in the Celeste Bartos Theater (T3) (tickets required) Open rehearsals for this event take place on March 24. In conjunction with the exhibitions Instruction Lab and Contemporary Art from the Collection Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. theater event ($10; $8 members; $5 students, seniors, staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the lobby information desk and the film desk.
The Jewel Thief will combine works by over fifty contemporary artists with eccentric arrangements to explore new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Through experiments with scale, color, material, and space, the exhibition will create an immersive environment that raises questions about art and display and enables fresh takes on the specific works.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Martin Kersels in Under Destruction October 15, 2010 – January 23, 2011 Destruction in art - 50 years after Tinguely's Homage to New York Group show in collaboration with the Swiss Institute, New York. Co-curated by Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer, Under Destruction opens in collaboration with the Swiss Institute, New York and features some twenty internationally known contemporary artists that examine the use and role of destruction in contemporary art.
MoMA's New Photography 2010 presents four artists—Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, and Amanda Ross-Ho—whose photographs, taken in the real world and made in the studio, mine the inexhaustible reservoir of images found in print media, television, and cinema.
New Sparkle for an Abstract Ensemble By HOLLAND COTTER SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In the echo chamber that is the New York art world, where one voice can give the illusion of being many, the crusading cry of late is “We need more painting!” As if there were a dearth. Is there? Walk through any of the city’s art museums, and what do see? Paintings everywhere. Visit contemporary galleries all over town, and what do you find? They’re painting packed. But still the cry goes on.
Pope.L at FIAC, Paris, October 21 - 24 Booth A40 – Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York, September, 2010: Mitchell-Innes & Nash will present a solo booth featuring Pope.L at FIAC, Paris from October 21 through 24. The works on view, dating from the 1990s to the present, will include sculpture, photographs, painting and drawing, as well as a performance in the FIAC booth.
Following the Dots Around the City By ROBERTA SMITH Autumn in New York is the perfect time for an accidental festival of the work of the Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. This one is made possible by three separate exhibitions spread around Manhattan, which seems only fitting.
An extraordinary new exhibition organized by The Morgan Library & Museum, opening September 24, presents an important series of large-scale, black-and-white works as a group for the first time and examines Lichtenstein's less known exploration of the medium of drawing. Created during the early and mid-1960s, the fifty-five drawings on view offer a revealing window into the development of Lichtenstein's art, as he began for the first time to appropriate commercial illustrations and comic strips as subject matter and experimented stylistically with simulating commercial techniques of reproduction—the famous Benday dots. The work represents an essential and original contribution to Pop Art as well as to the history of drawing.
A CONVERSATION ON ROY LICHTENSTEIN MITCHELL-INNES & NASH CHELSEA SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 4 PM Mitchell-Innes & Nash will hold a round-table discussion on the occasion of the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein Reflected at the Chelsea gallery on Saturday, October 16, at 4pm. Participants will include Dorothy Lichtenstein, David Salle, and Graham Bader.
Brooklyn Museum Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 October 15, 2010–January 9, 2011 Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor This large-scale exhibition examines the impact of women artists on the traditionally male-dominated field of Pop art.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Pope.L's "Eating the Wall Street Journal" in the exhibition "The Last Newspaper" at the New Museum. Pope.L will supervise a performative restaging of this seminal work enlisting a team of collaborators to occasionally wander throughout the museum eating the financial daily.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Christopher Miner in the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's annual Time-Based Art Festival. TBA will feature Miner's video "The Safest Place" which charts a lone man rotating endlessly, floating in an undefined space ship-like interior. As he spins, the figure clasps his knees in perpetual fetal-positioned prayer. Lost in a space of contemplation, he becomes a kind of everyman who quietly reaches out to the great beyond. The music, recorded by Miner, is a reinvented southern spiritual whose song becomes incantation: No harm have I done on my knees When you see me on my knees Come here, Jesus, if you please. The searcher takes comfort in this act of petition, though his waiting, like the silence of the answer, is infinite. Opening reception Thursday September 9, 8-10pm THE WORKS at Washington High School 531 SE 14th Ave. Portland OR 97214 Gallery Hours Sept. 10 - Sept. 19 . Every Day, 12 - 6:30 pm Sept. 23 - Oct 17 . Thurs - Fri . 12 - 6:30 pm; Sat - Sun . 12 - 4 pm
August 5, 2010 Varieties of Abstraction By ROBERTA SMITH Happy birthday, abstract painting! One of the prides and joys of Western modernism is in the vicinity of its first centennial. It's hard to be much more exact, since its invention was a scattered effort extending over years if not decades.
JACK TWORKOV Against Extremes: Five Decades of Painting a major retrospective of the artist's most celebrated work July 9-August 22, 2010 opening reception: Friday, July 9, 8-10PM PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM Provincetown, MA MUSEUM HOURS : 11 am to 8 pm, Monday through Thursday 11 am to 10 pm, Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday PAAM is located on the corners of Commercial and Bangs Streets in Provincetown's East End. Take Route 6 to the Provincetown Center exit. Turn left at light onto Conwell Street, then left at stop sign onto Bradford Street, 1/2 mile on right is Bang Street, right one block to Commercial. Parking is available in many private and municipal lots in Provincetown, and depending on the season, parking may be available on Commercial Street.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce that Martin Kersels is included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. He has created a sculptural installation in the Lobby Gallery that also functions as a stage for curatorial programs involving artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, and DJs. Kersels will perform Friday April 2 at 7:30 pm as part of the Whitney's My Turn program in conjunction with the Biennial.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Amanda Ross-Ho in Production Site: The Artist's Studio Inside-Out February 6 - May 30, 2010 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The exhibition reflects and addresses the pivotal role of the studio in artists' practice while alluding to its enduring status in the popular imagination. The works that comprise Production Site include multi-channel video projections, photographic light-boxes and installations, and life-sized fabrications of artists' studios -- real and imagined -- that either extol the virtues of the studio or problematize the preconceived and often highly romanticized notions associated with it. The exhibition provides the viewer with an unprecedented and illuminating look at how some of the most compelling artists of our time have demystified, remystified, and reconsidered this site within the physical and conjectured space of the work of art.
An endurance performance taking place Saturday afternoons throughout Pope.L's exhibition, landscape + object + animal.
Saturday May 8 5:15pm 6:30pm
Sunday May 9 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Monday May 10 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Saturday May 15 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Saturday May 22 3:15pm 4:30pm
Saturday May 29 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Saturday June 5 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Saturday June 12 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Saturday June 19 2pm 3:15pm 4:30pm
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Pope.L's participation in SCULPTURECENTER AT THE NEW SCHOOL Expanded, Exploded, Collapsed? Monday, April 19, 2010 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor Admission: $8, free for all students as well as SculptureCenter members and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID.
"Project Series 40: Amanda Ross-Ho The Cheshire Cat Principle" will be on view January 23 through April 11, 2010, at the Pomona College Museum of Art in Claremont, CA. An opening reception will be held at the Museum on Saturday, January 23 from 4-6 p.m. Amanda Ross-Ho will present a public lecture about her work on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Museum.
ADAA Collectors' Forum: A Committed Vision Collecting in the New Economy Saturday, March 6, 11:00 am The Park Avenue Armory The panel will focus on a variety of issues related to collecting art in different economic climates, and the vision and dedication that marks the best art collectors and collections.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Pope.L in the DeCordova Biennial. The 2010 DeCordova Biennial exhibition is the newest iteration in DeCordova's long history of showcasing contemporary art in New England. The museum is located at 51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10-5 and select holidays. Please call 781 259-8355 for more information.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Chris Martin and Amanda Ross-Ho in Abstract America at the Saatchi Gallery, May 29, 2009 - January 17, 2010. Thirty-five artists are in the exhibition, representing an exciting new generation of American painters and sculptors.
"The Black Factory does not make blackness, it performs blackness. Sometimes the performance is a conversation, sometimes a provocation, sometimes its a commodity, sometimes its losing your commodities and sleeping at the shelter, sometimes its working in the soup kitchen of that shelter, sometimes the performance of blackness is simply an idea bearing on some distant resemblance from which I will always say: From here I dare to begin."
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Jessica Stockholder in Embrace! at the Denver Art Museum, on view through April 4, 2010. Stockholder's installation "Wide Eyes Smeared Here Dear " is on view within the architecture of the Frederic C. Hamilton building.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Amanda Ross-Ho's participation in Wallworks at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Wallworks is the highly anticipated curatorial debut of Betti-Sue Hertz, YBCA's newly appointed Director of Visual Arts.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce its participation in FIAC 2009 at the Grand Palais Booth No. A36. On view: Pierre Alechinsky Jean Arp Anthony Caro Allan D'Arcangelo Jean Dubuffet Axel Geis Alberto Giacometti Albert Gleizes Jack Goldstein Julio Gonzalez Leon Kossoff Justine Kurland Roy Lichtenstein Chris Martin Henri Matisse Henry Moore Enoc Perez Odilon Redon Martha Rosler Mark Rothko Georges Rouault Egon Schiele Norbert Schwontowski George Segal Nicolas de Stael Jessica Stockholder Pavel Tchelitchew Jack Tworkov Andy Warhol Paul Winstanley
Saturday 3 October; 10:30 am The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue, NYC Produced in cooperation with the International Fine Print Dealers Association, the forum will explore the criteria used to look at and purchase prints as a genre of collecting.
"Art should be a trailer for the future"
- Jack Goldstein
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Jack Goldstein at MMK Frankfurt. The exhibition is the first one in a new series, which focuses on comprehensive retrospectives devoted to selected artists of the MMK's collection.
Photographs : photographs by Justine Kurland CEPA Gallery 617 Main Street Buffalo, New York June 27 - August 22, 2009 New York City based Justine Kurland was born in Warsaw, NY, and is returning to her Western New York roots for her first exhibition in the region.
FLOODED CHAMBERS MAID
MAY 1 - AUGUST 15, 2009 The Madison Square Park Conservancy continues its 2009 season of Mad. Sq. Art with Flooded Chambers Maid, a site-specific multimedia installation on and around Madison Square Park's Oval Lawn by genre-bending sculptor, painter and installation artist Jessica Stockholder.
ARTFORUM Summer 2009 Leon Kossoff MITCHELL-INNES & NASH Leon Kossoff's painterliness invites us to scan the image of subconscious meaning—to play on Anton Ehrernzweig's idea of the way we approach what he calls "gestalt-free painting"—and the meaning we find involves what Freud called "primary process thinking," and traces of what D.W. Winnicott, elaborating and deepening Freud's idea, called "primary creativity," by which he meant the spontaneity innate to us all yet often stifled or channeled into trivial pursuits by society.
This exhibition of 65 works on paper and board examines Roy Lichtenstein's creative process and artistic evolution during the 1980s and 90s. Drawings, collages, and sketchbooks are on view, offering some of the best clues to Lichtenstein's thoughts and working methods. Almost every drawing served as a study for a future painting, print, or sculpture.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Chris Martin in The Ballad that Becomes an Anthem, curated by Stephen Westfall at ACME Los Angeles. The exhibition will run from through April 19, 2009 and features works by Mary Heilmann, Chris Martin, Rebecca Morris, Amy Sillman, Mary Weatherford, and Stephen Westfall.
2008 California Biennial Newport Beach and Orange Lounge, South Coast Plaza
The 2008 California Biennial continues the Orange County Museum of Art's four-decade long history of presenting new developments in California art. This year's biennial is guest-curated by Lauri Firstenberg, founder and director/curator of LAXART in Los Angeles.
Works by Enoc Perez will be featured in a group show with works by Alexander Apostol, Daniel Arsham, Gordon, Cheung, David Claerbout, Angela Dufresne, Mark Dziewulski, Christine Erhard, Cyprien Gaillard, Terence Gower, Angelina Gualdoni, Natasha Kissell, Luisa Lambri, Dorit Margreiter, Russell Nachman, and Lucy Williams. The exhibition runs January 21 - March 22nd.
Mitchell-Innes is pleased to announce a survey of photographic and video works by Martha Rosler at Centro José Guerrero in Granada. The exhibition is curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce the participation of Pope.L in the exhibition, "30 Americans," at the Rubell Family Collection. December 3, 2008 – November 28, 2009 Rubell Family Collection 95 NW 29th Street Miami, Florida 33127 Phone: (305) 573-6090
Open to the public: December 3, 2008 – May 30, 2009 Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM Art Basel 2008 Hours: December 3, 9 AM – 6 PM December 4, 8 AM – 6 PM December 5 – 9, 9 AM – 6 PM
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce the participation of Amanda Ross-Ho in the exhibition co-curated by Shamim M. Momin (Co-Curator of the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials) and New York-based artist and curator Nate Lowman at the Station, Miami. The Station's artworks include commissioned, site-specific installations, new works, and borrowed works, set within the massive 12,000 square foot space. The Station 2008 will take place from December 3rd through 7th at Midblock East in the Midtown Miami District, 3250 NE 1st Avenue/Midtown Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137. The exhibition will be open during the hours of 12pm – 9pm. There will be a musical performance featuring Lansing-Dreiden and New Humans on the evening of Thursday, December 4th, from 9pm – 1am.
Martha Rosler has been awarded the prestigious 2008 USA Visual Artist Fellowship Grant.
Animal Nationalism is comprised of two works: "Trinket," a large-scale, publicly accessible installation at the Exhibition Hall at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City Convention Center, and a video and performance piece called "Small Cup" at Grand Arts.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce the public commission by Sir Anthony Caro at the Eglise Saint-Jean de Baptiste of Bourbourg and a major retrospective of the Artist's work in France presented simultaneously at the museums of Calais, Dunkirk and Gravelines. Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Bourbourg Chapel of Light/ Chœur de lumière
Martha Rosler Service: A Trilogy on Colonization Martha Rosler Library Launch of Two Martha Rosler books, with Printed Matter and e-flux Saturday, September 13, 2008, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Printed Matter is pleased to announce the launch of two Martha Rosler publications: Printed Matter's facsimile edition of Service: A Trilogy on Colonization and e-flux's Martha Rosler Library.
Organized by guest curator Lydia Yee, Street Art, Street Life examines the street as subject matter, venue, and source of inspiration for artists and photographers from the late 1950s to the present. This far ranging exhibition, one of the largest to consider the subject, includes street photography; documentation of performance, events, and artworks presented in the street; works using material from the street; and examples of street culture by more than thirty artists.
Martha Rosler location, location, location Portikus Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel D-60594 Frankfurt am
Main Opening: July 11, 2008, 8 pm
Lecture: July 11, 2008, 6.30 pm
Exhibition on view: July 12 - September 14, 2008
Press conversation: July 11, 2008, 11 am
A commission of two monumental-sized paintings of Casa Malaparte, a famous architectural landmark on Punta Massullo, on the eastern side of the Isle of Capri. The paintings were commissioned by the Collezione Maramotti, a public collection in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The paintings will be on view as of June 6 in a dedicated room at the collection. A small publication will accompany the exhibition.
Ambition d'art Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Buren, Jordi Colomer, Tony Cragg, Luciano Fabro, Yona Friedman, Anish Kapoor, On Kawara, Martha Rosler, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner Exhibition from May 16th to September 21st 2008 Curator: Jean Louis Maubant
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 May 04, 2008 - September 21, 2008
In Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, over fifty key works by 32 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture.
Martha Rosler Library April 12 - June 14, 2008 Site Liverpool John Moores University School of Art and Design 68 Hope Street Liverpool L19EB Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11-6 pm Site is pleased to announce the opening of Martha Rosler Library on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6pm.
Paul Winstanley Paintings 1989–2007 Exhibition dates: 26 April – 31 May 2008 Opening reception: Friday 25 April 6pm ARTSPACE is proud to present the first survey exhibition of the work of British artist Paul Winstanley. The exhibition includes a group of paintings from a recent Red Mansion Foundation exchange programme in China and a selection of paintings from 1989-2007.
New York Underground Film Festival Shorts: Christopher Miner "chats" with galpal Amy Grant.
Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger Featuring Amy Cutler, Henry Darger, Jefferson Friedman, Anthony Goicolea, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Yun-Fei Ji, Justine Kurland, Justin Lieberman, Robyn O'Neil, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, and Michael St. John Brooke Davis Anderson, curator
ACME Fine Art is delighted to announce the Spring exhibition of important oil paintings by one of New York School's most distinguished practitioners, Jack Tworkov. The exhibition will feature paintings from the final 15 years of Tworkov's distinguished career. It will open with a reception from 6 to 8 on the evening of Friday, 28 March, and will be on view through Saturday, 3 May 2008.
WALTHAM, Mass. – This winter, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis will present more than 50 artists representing the extraordinary diversity of the Rose collection and emerging talents – several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in a U.S. museum. In the Lois Foster Wing, critic/curator Dominique Nahas and artist Margaret Evangeline will curate "Empires and Environments," an exhibition featuring several works from the Rose collection exhibited with new work from emerging artists.
Collage: The Unmonunmental Picture and Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art Screening "Unmonumental" expands on January 16, 2008 with the opening of "Collage: The Unmonumental Picture." Recent collages by eleven artists, including works made expressly for the exhibition, will be installed on the gallery walls surrounding the sculptures already on view.
Zurich, 15 February, following the Alberto Burri exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, de Pury & Luxembourg is proud to present the first solo show in Switzerland of Italian post-war artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995). For the first time in 26 years, De Pury & Luxembourg display the full cycle of 12 monumental Cellotex paintings that Alberto Burri was commissioned to produce in 1982 for an exhibition at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, California.
Annely Juda Fine Art will be presenting the first exhibition of a series of new galvanized sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro. The exhibition will take place over two floors at Annely Juda Fine Art including the recently expanded third floor gallery space. It has been organized in collaboration with Mitchell-Innes & Nash's exhibition in the Chelsea gallery, from October 19 to November 21, 2007.
The Art Show Phenomenon: How the Art Market's Hottest Trend is Shaping the Cultural Landscape PANELISTS Andrew Fabricant Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and New York Carla Chammas CRG Gallery, New York Lawrence Luhring Luhring Augustine, New York Lucy Mitchell-Innes Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York MODERATOR Allan Schwatrzman, art advisor and writer LOCATION Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Chelsea 534 West 26th Street Sponsorship provided by Lehman Brothers
In the current climate of increasingly sophisticated imaging technologies, hyper-mediation and virtual realities, artists are reconsidering notions of the picture as a vital interface with a changing world. In Vancouver and elsewhere, recent years have been marked by a vigorous, renewed interest in painting. In Paint, guest curator Neil Campbell, a leading Vancouver artist and an influential teacher of painting at local institutions, brings together an exhibition that investigates emerging practices and their precedents.
EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE JESSICA STOCKHOLDER: OF STANDING FLOAT ROOTS IN THIN AIR February 2, 2006 through May 1, 2006 P.S.1 Opening Day Celebration: February 26, 2006 from noon to 6 (Long Island City, New York – January 20, 2006) P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present a new solo project by Jessica Stockholder, her second presentation at the museum.
We are pleased to collaborate with our colleagues at Colnaghi on this exhibition, "In the Company of Old Masters: Julian Schnabel, Tina Barney and Eve Sussman & the Rufus Corporation".