Presented by Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo)
Hiroshi Senju is at the forefront of contemporary approaches to traditional Japanese-style painting,
or nihonga. Living and working between New York and Japan since the 1980s, the Tokyo-
born artist is recognised internationally for his serialised paintings of waterfalls, presenting a
unique vision of his repeated subject. Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo) brings three of these visually
mesmerising works to Sydney Contemporary 2013. Senju follows the nihonga techni... [more]
The real artwork is number two.
The real artwork is Composition with White Square, a lithograph by Antoni Tàpies (1964). If you like it, it is on sale at $4,000 at Spaightwood Galleries. The fake is coffee stains courtesy of Pekka Nikrus.
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TEXture is a project that explores landscape, painting, genre and gender relationships. This video is a single component of a mulitmedia project executed during a 2015 residency at The Process Space (Los Angeles) [more]
Near the entrance of Untitled Gallery on the Lower East Side is a slab of concrete with a shovel stuck into it. Chair legs and wire sprout off the shovel, as do branches wrapped in stretched pantyhose like wings on an urban angel. The shovel’s handle fits into the mouth of a plastic bottle shaped like a fuel container, painted black to resemble an African mask. On the adjacent wall hangs an antique wooden mirror frame, which now holds a hand-drawn Confederate flag found by the artist. Two to... [more]
The curators of a new exhibition at Marmottan Museum, Paris, Georges Vigarello and Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, have chosen an audacious topic: La Toilette and The Invention of Privacy, tracing the ritual practices that accompany the toilette through selected part of art history (with works on display from the 15th to the first half of 20th century).
Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, Le Bain, 1902. Copyright Musee cantonal des beaux-arts de Lausanne
The "toilette" (bathroom) is here understood in i... [more]
Scale suits some artists as much as it defeats others. This sense of risk is pervasively present in Subodh Gupta's frequently enthralling exhibition at Hauser and Wirth's 18th Street space. Spaces as huge as Hauser and Wirth's can often bring out the worst in artists, a profession not uncongenial to those with a streak of grandiosity. Happily, Gupta understands the nature of scale and spectacle better than most artists of his stature, and, in works like the sculpture, "This is Not a Fountain", th... [more]
Four years on from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan, radioactive water is still pouring into the sea. In spite of this, life goes on, politicians eat potentially radioactive strawberries for the cameras and something called "art" attempts to process a world as resistant to comprehensibility as the one we call, more or less, home. Into this strange reactor pool comes the show The Radiants bringing together work by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Sigmar Poke, UNITED BROTHERS and ma... [more]
Painting is perpetually in crisis; rarely does the urgency of the crisis feel as palpable as in Tamar Halpern's show at On Stellar Rays. In an increasingly digital visual eco-system, painters are not forgiven easily if they don't reckon with the changes. Halpern's works-- paintings, in a sense; prints in a sense; even sculptures if looked at in another way--are determined not to be overwritten by the coders.
The works, generally a combination of UltraChrome ink on linen and paper with some o... [more]
Approaching Archibald J. Motley Jr.’s traveling retrospective, currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center, one can hear strains of jazz carrying down the Grand Staircase. The music pipes through a ceiling speaker in the brightly lit hall that’s meant to prepare and inform the viewer with a timeline of the painter’s life on one wall, a collection of his quotes on the other. And then one steps through, into the exhibition room itself—and all those nice little atmospheric... [more]
Remember those misspent days spent playing Golden Axe? Remember your parents confiscating your Mario Kart? Turns out your parents didn’t appreciate good art when they saw it.
Golden Axe, Atari
Super Mario Kart, Super Nintendo
Today many people passionately acknowledge computer game art as relevant, “legitimate,” art. Others believe that computer game art is dumbed down, that the pinnacle of artistic talent was the Renaissance—with "The Masters," like Caravaggio, Leon... [more]
Dana Depew and Matthew Dibble Pair Up to Look at the Past
By Josh Usmani
Pioneer Driven Mad runs through May 22, with a closing reception 6 to 10 p.m. both exhibitions and events are free and open to the public bruno casiano gallery, 5304 detroit Ave., 216-346-6562, brunocasiano.com
If you're making the monthly foray over to Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios, be sure to wander over to Bruno Casiano in Gordon Square as well. From 6 to 10 p.m., the gallery will be hostin... [more]
Tania Mouraud’s retrospective at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, curated by Hélène Guenin and Elodie Stroecken, spans features over 70 works of art dating from the late 1960s to today. In June, the show spreads beyond the walls of the museum when nine surrounding locations will host additional works of Mouraud, engaging the entire city as an interlocking exhibition site. Mouraud began working in the 60s as a painter, shifting tacks in the 70s to create a series of immersive medita... [more]
7th - 22nd of May 2015
at Somos Art Space Berlin
opening 7 th of May 7 PM / 19 Uhr
Kottbusser Damm 95 / Berlin-Kreuzberg
new works by Klaus Hu / photography / painting
on land-use and resources
Landscapes and conflicts of the North American South West.
Photographs are juxtaposed as b/w and digital prints with new paintings and charcoals, made possible while Klaus Hu had been on residence stay at Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, USA. The landscape... [more]