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20140414223418-photo5_aiweiwei Fighting for Freedom - Four Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum - Reprinted from Woman Around Town  
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at Brooklyn Museum of Art > New York
April 14th - April 14th
Posted 4/14/14

Fighting for Freedom – Four New Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum Published on Woman Around Town Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Mary Gregory on Playing Around Four exhibitions focused on the intersection of art and human rights will be on display this spring and summer at the Brooklyn Museum. The curators have arranged for them to be on view at the same time, to spark a conversation about the way art reflects and effects changes in society. (Top photo: Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei in the Elevator When Taken into Custody by the Police, Courtesy of A... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Sherry Wacker  
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4/12/14 Posted 4/12/14

(Image: Sherry Wacker, Wild Horse, 2010, 1964 Mustang Grill Emblem on Airbrushed Steel Sheet With Rope Frame, 38 X 48 X 6 Inches; © Sherry Wacker) Sherry Wacker (b. 1950, Baltimore) Horsepowered Memories, airbrushed images combined with car parts and other objects, is my latest series. These works are about the decades of the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. The goal of these pieces is to make us feel exploded with the memories of our past and then to think abo... [more]

It's Gallery Weekend Berlin Time! Feature Your Art in Our Special Edition Coverage.  
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4/10/14 Posted 4/10/14

As one of the foremost contemporary art events in Germany, Gallery Weekend Berlin lures international collectors, curators, artists, and critics in for two days and nights of non-stop art appreciation. This May fifty of the city’s top galleries will unveil their very best for a frenzied weekend of openings, exhibitions, and parties. Pop the champagne and pick up a canape! Now's your chance to feature your artwork in our Gallery Weekend Berlin Special Edition! FEATURE YOUR... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Claire Reid  
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4/9/14 Posted 4/9/14

(Image: Claire Reid, The Squirrel, Oils on Canvas, 20 X 20 X 1.5 Inches; © Claire Reid) Claire Reid (b. 1973, south shields) I am a self taught award winning Artist from Tyne and Wear and I have loved art since I was a young. But it wasn’t until 2011 that I truly went back into art. My work is about things that I love, from trees, scenery to birds and animals and people who have influenced my life. All of my work is oils on canvas and is hand painted. I paint from home as I am agorap... [more]

20140313014942-kunstsammlung_k20_malewitsch_01 A Symbol of a Future World  
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Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian at K20 GRABBEPLATZ > Worldwide Düsseldorf
April 5th - July 6th
Posted 4/9/14

White is the first thing that strikes one entering the Infinite White Abyss at K20 Grabbeplatz. Not necessarily Kandinsky’s white, although his masterpiece greets the visitor, but rather the white of the exhibition space itself, an island of haute-design white floating in the middle of a black gallery cube. Also, watch your step – the white space is necessarily and symbolically raised just 3 cm above floor level and that edge is (perhaps also symbolically) unmarked. Falling unwarned... [more]

20140409060257-april-image Yes, your review HERE! welcomed.  
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Heather Barstow, David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol, Eric Dinse, Walter Fydryck, Brian Garay, Adam Helman, Kat Van Horn, Laz, Frank Mascenic, Joe Mazzone, Michael Platt, Kirk Rohrbaugh, John Tyszko, James Vellner at Lost Artists Chicago > Chicago
April 12th - April 12th
Posted 4/9/14

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Announcing ArtSlant Prize Round 2 Jurors  
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4/8/14 Posted 4/8/14

Announcing the Round 2 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014 Francesca GavinVisual Arts Editor, Dazed, London. Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused, a Contributing Editor at Artsy.net, Twin, AnOther and Sleek magazine. Gavin is the author of five books including The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound, published by Laurence King. She curated exhibitions at spaces including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris,... [more]

Bavaria Reaches Agreement with Munich Art Hoarder on Schwabing Art Trove  
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4/8/14 Posted 4/8/14

Cornelius Gurlitt, photo by Markus Hannich Officials will continue to investigate the “Schwabing Art Trove” for Nazi looted art; pieces not under investigation will be returned “without delay.” Those are the conditions of the agreement reached by Bavarian officials and Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, who’s been a focus of media attention since officials seized over 1,400 pieces (valued at $1.3 billion) from his home in Munich two years ago. The agreement was... [more]

Sotheby's Hong Kong Sees 9 Record Breaking Sales for Asian Artists  
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4/7/14 Posted 4/7/14

Zhang Xiaogang, Bloodline: Big Family No. 3, via Sotheby's A slowing economy does not seem to be stalling demand in China’s growing art market. Sotheby’s Hong Kong closed Saturday with record auction sales totaling $86 million, breaking nine records for Asian artists and bringing the auction house to some $140 million in sales in the first three days of its spring auctions. Included in Saturday’s sales was Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodline: Big Fami... [more]

ArtSlant Exhibitions: Douglas Mandry's Promised Land  
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4/7/14 Posted 4/7/14

Douglas Mandry, Montagne I (Ponction, volutes), 2013 ArtSlant Prize Exhibitions presents Douglas Mandry, the first artist to be selected for our ArtSlant Prize exhibition series, 2014. Mandry's photography is in response to the standardized representation of the landscape and the possible loss of material references in the digital era. In an effort to get closer to the process of analog retouching, his photographs are first printed, then reworked, exploiting their physical properties; the print... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Eva Bauer  
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4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

(Image: Eva Bauer, without title, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas; © Eva Bauer) Eva Bauer (b. Braunschweig, Germany) My early work was figurative – life-size wooden wall figures. Since 2002 – Concrete Art - Minimalism - Color Field. The central theme is: Color and Shapes and the infinite possibilities. In my works, I use numbers or fragments of numbers as mere forms concentrating on the interaction of colors and shapes by utilizing multiple media like works on canvas – ph... [more]

Your Favorite Disney Villains as World Leaders  
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4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

Saint Hoax is at it again, this time serving us world leaders as Disney villains. The Middle-Eastern artist (he hasn’t revealed his real name or where he lives) caught our attention when he turned world leaders into drag queens (now available as sweatshirts) and then into blow-up sex dolls. He rewrites history through visual lies, calling the work “POPlitical." In this latest iteration exploring the performativity of global politics, Saint Hoax imagines Sarah Palin as Cruella de Vil,... [more]

20140405152127-87_jab106_img_6591-web Watchlist Artist: Athanasios Argianas  
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Athanasios Argianas at Aanant & Zoo > Berlin
4/5/14 Posted 4/5/14

The work of Athanasios Argianas thrives between media. He makes objects which encode pieces of music he may have composed in the past, and designs objects to be used as structures for performances in the future and vice versa. At the last Performa Biennial, for example, he made slides of tree branches, which were treated as a score for a Theremin (a modernist protosynthesizer from the early 20th century), while at the last São Paulo Biennial he presented a sculptural structure supporti... [more]

20140303235233-mj_1 A Million Little Pieces  
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Meredith James at Jack Hanley Gallery- New York > New York
March 15th - April 13th
Posted 4/4/14

The red-and-white checked, anamorphic floor of Meredith James’s video installation Delmar, showing through April 13th at the Jack Hanley Gallery, primes viewers to expect a puzzle. The video triptych behind the green velvet curtains at the far end of the gallery doesn’t disappoint. As a form, the triptych can be traced from the painted altarpieces of the early Renaissance to modern films. Before the now standard use of widescreen in film, Abel Gance made use of a triptych format to... [more]

20140404092026-2014_03_willbenedict_059 Watchlist Artist: Will Benedict  
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Will Benedict at dépendance > Brussels
4/4/14 Posted 4/4/14

Comparison Leads to Violence In her dreams Hillary Clinton was funny and poignantly critical. In one such dream she found herself back in the dreaded and competitive atmosphere of parenting a child through a junior high school science fair. Where all around her were the co-labourings of father and daughter, mother and son, she had left her younglings to their own device to discover themselves as amateurs. The theme of this years fair, though not outwardly stated, was the crustacean-like-penis. Ebo... [more]

Dogs to Diplomats: President Bush Reveals His Series of Portraits of World Leaders.  
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4/4/14 Posted 4/4/14

When we joked about Putin becoming a painter for April Fools, we considered photoshopping his face onto a photo of President George W. Bush standing next to one of his paintings. Then we decided it was too easy. Well, Bush is still a bush-league painter and it looks like the joke is still on Putin. Today on the Today Show, the former president unveiled his latest series of paintings. If you thought he may have peaked early with first exhibition of dogs, you were wrong. Bush’s series of po... [more]


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