China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
photo by Gregg Chadwick
"I, Sovereign, am the First Emperor; my descendants will call themselves the Second Generation, the Third Generation, and will go on forever after." - The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE) quoted by the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE)China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy currently on view at the Asian... [more]
Group of Artists Golden Line /Złota Linia/
What do they want?They want to meet and share their art with others.What don’t they want? Being closed in rigid frames.What unites them?
The Internet and Art.What divides them?
All the huge rest.Where are they?At the Gallery of the Cultural Centre RadzynWhere will they be?Everywhere worth being.
They were caught by the Web. From casual chatting online in autumn 2008 to spring 2011 there happened a lot. There has been born and got matured a... [more]
After a visit to the wonderland of forms that’s Parul Thacker’s first solo at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, the whole process of meaning-making ( of contemporary art) is bound to come under fresh scrutiny.
All the available texts on the artist and her works, struggle to put her into a context, and visibly strain to find a broader theme beyond the striking yet enigmatic forms. And it’s not hard to see why. Her background is unconventional (Bachelor’s in textile design at Sophia Polytechnic Mumbai, then a ... [more]
O the sleeping bag contains the body but not the dreaming head on show at the Altman Siegel Gallery from April 18th to June 1st, features work by three artists; Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison and Anicke Yi. The title is taken from a poem by Matthea Harvey, a dark meditation on containment, or it’s failure. This is the theme that unites the three artists, whose work at first seems unconnected in medium and subject.
Alice Channer’s Body Fluids is the first to confront me as I enter the gallery- a large digital print that is draped over a steel bar hung n... [more]
Young Polish Art by Jaworska Renata Jaworska at Whitechapel Gallery
May 12th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
YPA`s_Metal - Exhibition Catalogue
Recording of Renata Jaworska‘s: “119-minute circle” project as well as a documentation and research material would be a part of an exhibition Young Polish Art_ Metal at Metal Chalkwell Hall in Southend on Sea between 8th-12th of September.
The publication was printed along the exhibition that took place at Metal Chalkwell Hall in September 2010. YPA`s_Metal contains profiles on all participating artists: Agata Grela, Agnieszka Kucharko, E... [more]
Ausstellung SIEGesIKONEN by Jaworska Guy Avital, Dobrochna Badora, Jacek Bakowski, Janusz Bakowski, Krzysztof Baran, Grazyna Bartnik, John von Bergen, Czeslaw Bielecki, Bozenna Biskupska, Jan Bokiewicz, Wojciech Bruszewski, Michal Brzezinski, Maciej Buszewicz, Piotr Bylina, Janusz Byszewski, Rafal Chmielewski, Krzysztof Cichosz, Erazm Ciolek, Bettina Cohnen, Witoslaw Czerwonka, Andrzej Dluzniewski, Kurt Fleckenstein, Borena Frasheri, Miroslaw Dembinski - Waldemar Major Fydrych, Henryk Gajewski, Varda Getzow, Stefan Gierowski, Teresa Gierzynska, Marek Glinkowski, Sylwia Gorak, Jan Gryka, Pawel Grzes, Ryszard Grzyb, Alexander Honory, Andrzej Janaszewski, Jerzy Janiszewski, Renata Jaworska, Beatrice Jugert, Wolf Kahlen, Andrzej Kalina, Jerzy Kalina, Lodz Kaliska, Edyta Jaworska Kowalska at SIEGesIKONEN / icons of victory - transform
August 30th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Die Ausstellung SIEGESIKONEN - transFORM ist ein Versuch die diversen Facetten der Metamorphosen zu veranschaulichen, die sowohl ganze Nationen als auch uns selbst persönlich betreffen. Über 100 Künstler verschiedenen Alters und Nationalität nehmen teil. In Bildern, Collagen, multimedialen Arbeiten und dokumentarischen Fotos, welche manchmal sehr dramatische, manchmal lustige und oft auch absurde Ereignisse aus den 80er und 90er Jahren festhalten, betrachten die Künstler unterschiedliche Wege g... [more]
by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 23 February 2006
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Williams' day-glo psychedelia already looks like a trip through a Disneyland ride on drugs, which makes Tim Regan's recent video piece (created to announce the opening reception for Williams' solo installation "Nightmare of the Haunted Buddha") a natural fit.
Set to a dramatic Psycho-esque soundtrack, the animation sets Williams' mountains, wild-haired women, and panthers in motion, which nicely establishes... [more]
It’s an understatement that Anita Dube is a mistress of metonymy. Even the fact that she lifts and airdrops the viewer in the uneasy boundaries of thoughts and things, is also routine by now. Yet, while marvelling at the Lakeeren show of five installations made with ceramic votive eyes, one can’t but state the obvious. What’s not obvious is that, in spite of experimenting with these ready-mades since the late 1990s, she still inspires a fresh pair of eyes.
All five works on display are made w... [more]
Set your Instagram filter to "Surreal" and venture inside Matthew Marks Gallery’s Robert Gober: Sculpture Drawings Studies, on exhibit from January 19-April 6, 2013. This is the surrealist's first solo exhibition of new work in 4 years and marks Gober's long-awaited return to Los Angeles for a one-person show. The artist's sometimes polarizing work explores themes of religion, politics, power, and sexuality, and often represents objects from his childhood in distorted form. His current exh... [more]
Visitors to Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai this summer will be confronted by the vision of a giant cobweb made up of oversized rubber stamps on its prim Palladian facade. Though it bears the name of Reena Saini Kallat as the creator, imaginative children might look around for an escapee giant spider from the neighbouring zoo. This public work of art, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), is a collaboration between ZegnArt / Public, an initiative of the Italian Fashion Major Ermenegildo Zegna, and th... [more]
Barbara Ash’s recent collection of works challenges stereotypical ideas about women
"I think it’s depressing that girls are constantly surrounded by messages that are telling them they are not acceptable unless they follow this narrow orthodoxy,” said Barbara Ash, whose sculptures and drawings have strong roots in women’s struggle with the image centric world. “It marginalises the majority and puts a focus on superficial issues rather than in de... [more]
An implication of age compels us to craft histories for the artworks in A Handful of Dust. Their materials suggest a simpler time—products of earth, of metal, of wood—and their shapes imply function. Natural hues of a limited and subdued palette pervade, as if these artworks are remains all found in one place, all from one civilization.
Allyson Vieira, A Plan for Swamplands, 2007/2012, Plaster, 178 x 99 x 9 inches, Courtesy the Arti... [more]
OKMT: LONG PLAYS
A CONCRETE CLOWN HEAD. Mouth agape, tongue spilling out onto an astroturfed lawn. A crumbling relic. Krusty’s kid brother.
The putting green is littered with cigarette butts and beer cans. Amateur graffiti and petty vandalism designate adolescent rebellion at its finest: School Night stages the aftermath of an illicit late night game of Crazy Golf and is the spatially dominant centerpiece of Texan collective OKAY MOUNTAIN’S first Los Angeles solo exhibition at Mark M... [more]
Lucinda Breeding/Features Editor, Denton Record-Chronicle
"Other pieces are a marvel of craftsmanship. Carole P. Kunstadt used a parish psalmody — a book of Psalms for group prayers — dated 1844 and 1849. Kunstadt removed pages from the book and sliced even, tiny strips into them. She sewed the strips together using a sewing machine, then interleaved the strips with fine tissue or gold leaf. In Sacred Poem... [more]
Art review by Agni by agnibond Craig Norton at Carl Hammer Gallery
February 15th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This is Craig Norton’s first Solo show in Chicago and he has really impressed the audience with his Mixed Media three dimensional Wall Art.
In Dropping Mom Off at the Old folks Home, Norton draws attention to the insecurities that come with old age. He also highlights the mentality of our society towards old people. We think of them as an outcast and neglect them.
His works are mainly a combination of drawings and collages layered on top of wood cutouts. The work touch the Robert Rauschenberg’s... [more]