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20150422203755-cm_outoftime_flyer Carine Magescas’ surfer series is the perfect antidote for a busy lifestyle  
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Carine Magescas at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery > New York
May 7th - June 12th
Posted 4/26/15

New York based French photographer Carine Magescas’ minimal seascapes are inspired by the vast open beaches of California. Angie Davey, Creative Director of Eyestorm UK, introduces the work and talks more about the series below.Something that first attracted me to Carine Magescas’ beautiful photographic works was their overwhelming sense of calm and openness. As a fellow beach-lover and appreciator of vast open spaces - Carine became submerged by the immenseness of the Californian coastline... [more]

20141020021333-chitra_ganesh_signature_428w Thanks for sharing and I hope you will share more great stuff in the future.  
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Chitra Ganesh at Brooklyn Museum of Art > New York
December 12th, 2014 - July 12th
Posted 4/26/15

Paylaşım için teşekkürler ve ben gelecekte daha büyük şeyler paylaşmak umuyoruz. [more]

Welcome to Brand: Issue 2 of Editions  
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4/24/15 Posted 4/24/15

Sam Rolfes, RareGIF No.40130612, 2015 Animated gif. During the Cold War the CIA secretly promoted Abstract Expressionism at home and abroad as evidence of the United States’ intellectual freedom and cultural prowess. By exporting modern art—offered as a counter-narrative to Socialist Realism—the country engaged in a complex, not to mention expensive, branding exercise, long before the term “branding” entered common use. The twentieth century strategy of creatin... [more]

Art or Not?  
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4/24/15 Posted 4/24/15

Art or Not? We're not saying that the art world is full of bull or anything, but sometimes you've got to laugh. One artist's conceptual triumph is another's conceptual fail... Each week we invite our readers to guess which of the juxtaposed images described below is a genuine artwork and which is our probable fake? This week: can you guess which of these arrangements of the marvelous sombrero hat is currently hanging on the wall of a prestigious public gallery? #1 The artist's inventions emerg... [more]

20150302153633-sundaram_banner Making Strange: Vivan Sundaram at the Fowler Museum  
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Vivan Sundaram at Fowler Museum at UCLA > Los Angeles
April 19th - September 6th
Posted 4/25/15

Two bodies of work come together for the first time in Making Strange. UCLA’s resident authority on South Asian Contemporary Art, Associate Professor Saloni Mathur, is an outstanding ambassador to the work of Vivan Sundaram. Sundaram’s prolific and varied work draws influence from Dada to Dior, which can be seen in Gagawaka and then subverted in Postmortem, the two works that comprise Making Strange. Miwon Kwon, Chair of the Art History Department at UCLA, co-curates with Mathur an... [more]

Round 2 Jurors Announced  
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4/21/15 Posted 4/21/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards We are very pleased to announce our panel of jurors for Round 2 of the ArtSlant Prize 2015! Cara Zimmerman is an Associate Vice President and Specialist in Folk and Outsider Art at Christie's. She has edited and written for catalogues published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel Hill, San Jose State University, and the University of Delaware University Museums, and is a regular contributor to Raw Vision magazine.... [more]

20150126165655-7 And The Word Is.....at Gershman Y  
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Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts > Worldwide Philadelphia
January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 4/17/15

by a.m. weaver http://www.theartblog.org/2015/04/and-the-word-is-at-gershman-y/ [more]

Art or Not?  
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4/16/15 Posted 4/16/15

Art or Not? Oh, art. How you confound your public... Have you ever stepped into a gallery and thought—in the words of Stedelijk Museum Director Beatrix Ruf—"What the fuck am I looking at?" Well, that happens to us at least once a week. When taken out of context, can an artwork still hold its own? We put art to the test and ask our readers to practice their discerning skills and guess, which is art, and which is not? This week: which one of these tattered tennis shoes is currently on dis... [more]

20150403223139-uc_apr_invite_b_emanuel Abeyance  
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Babak Emanuel at LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts > Los Angeles
April 12th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Posted 4/13/15

ABEYANCE Paintings and Works on Paper by Babak Emanuel abeyance (ǝ bāy´ ǝns), n. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition) There are many layers of meaning and material in Babak Emanuel’s art. His large-scale paintings in this exhibition combine various modes of image making: their first layer may be a field of precisely ruled vertical stripes, painted in surprisingly animated brushstrokes – an odd juxtaposition of predetermi... [more]

20150403223139-uc_apr_invite_b_emanuel Abeyance  
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Babak Emanuel at LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts > Los Angeles
April 12th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Posted 4/13/15

ABEYANCE Paintings and Works on Paper by Babak Emanuel abeyance (ǝ bāy´ ǝns), n. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition) There are many layers of meaning and material in Babak Emanuel’s art. His large-scale paintings in this exhibition combine various modes of image making: their first layer may be a field of precisely ruled vertical stripes, painted in surprisingly animated brushstrokes – an odd juxtaposition of predetermi... [more]

20150416190531-gorgypostcardwebevite Art About Art – From Da Vinci to Matisse and Warhol  
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Adel Gorgy at Edward Williams Gallery > New York
March 30th - May 1st
Posted 4/16/15

Adel Gorgy, Icons in Time … Da Vinci to Matisse and Warhol, Pigment Ink on Metallic Silver Medium, 30 x 40 in., 2015 Picasso did it. Warhol did it. Rembrandt and Rubens did it. Da Vinci did too. Now, there's a chance to see how a 21st century artist revisits, revises and reinterprets masterpieces from the history of art. Adel Gorgy, whose photographic artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries, has, for many years, found inspiration, moti... [more]

20150407180159-2015-mp-achangeisgonnacome1 A Change is Gonna Come  
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Marco, pezzotta at Mixed Media by Marco Pezzotta > New York
April 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 4/10/15

A Change is Gonna Come Solo exhibition Marco Pezzotta (1985)Curated by Bogomir Doringer *** The artistic interest from Marco Pezzotta lays in examining different systems in which our identity is being either formed or changed. We stand in those systems as individuals or as part of a group. For describing and shaping these relations Marco Pezzotta uses objects that function as tools for a narrative. They appear from another space and time, floating between digital and physical. The artist creates... [more]

Art or Not?  
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4/9/15 Posted 4/9/15

Art or Not? The question has plagued art since its beginning—what makes art valid? Should the message be understood without the crutch of the PR machine? Every week we ask our readers to take the art world just a little less seriously. This week: which piece of toast has been eaten and which has been displayed in galleries all around the world? #1 The making of art out of readymade objects is nothing new: the idea of somehow magically transforming an object into "high" art by placi... [more]

20150328200225-respiro_w3_1595 Some Reviews  
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Stefano Losi at United Nations - New York > New York
April 17th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 4/4/15

“Timeless. On the contrary, inside time. And beyond. | Significant. Blunt. Stirring, most of all. | Strokes and shadows. Black. Intensity, liberty. And love. Thank you Stefano.” Marco Mathieu, Writer and Journalist - La Repubblica, Rome "This is a “splendid union”. In the words of these poems there is the same hope I cherish when I observe the world." Antonio Maria CostaUnder-Secretary-General of the United Nations “The most impressive work I have picked up in the past couple years. Such... [more]

Laysa Issam al Fannan - Curious Blend of Art & Ego  
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Andy Bauch, Laysa Issam al Fannan, Deleir Georges, Luis Grane, Lisa Mansy at Art Share LA > Los Angeles
March 28th - April 11th
Posted 4/4/15

Laysa Issam al Fannan – Curious Blend of Art & Ego (Presently showing at Art Share LA in Los Angeles) This is possibly the second showing of Laysa’s art that I have found publically, showing presently in Los Angeles, with my first introduction to his work at a showing in Portland, Oregon last year. Having covered the international art scene for many years, I had never heard of this artist until recently, at first not quite knowing where he comes from or if Laysa Issam al Fannan is... [more]

Art or Not?  
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4/2/15 Posted 4/2/15

Art or Not? Sometimes an artwork can spark outrage. An apparently harmless sculpture can cause a public riot that rages on for four decades... But after all, as the artist of the real artwork below once said: "Art isn't democratic." This week: One of the images described below is a pile of bricks. The other is an work of art. Can you tell the difference? #1 It is clear from the variety of materials employed by the artist in his sculpture and from the way in which he presents those materials... [more]


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