Yep, a fluorescent chartreuse yellow statue of Lenin awkwardly holding his thing and peeing has come to Pole-land. According to The Independent (which mistakenly reported the statue being "fluorescent green"), the 'pubic' statue of Lenin was erected as part of Krakow's 6th Grolsch ArtBloom Festival in its eastern Nowa Huta district. The so-called Fountain of the Future stands in a place where another statue of Lenin was before it was dismembered in 1989 (and later bought by a Swedish millionai... [more]
It's nearly time for the ultra luxe Swiss art event of the year: the original, uncomparable Art Basel. Our Art Basel Special Edition coverage starts Monday with previews of the satellite fairs and the main event, the special curatorial projects, including the highly anticipated 14 Rooms curated by HUO and K-Bies (that's Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach, btw), and on-the-ground reports from main hall and beyond...
See you in Basel!
On the 09th of May, 2014 the Benedictine Institute of Culture, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec will open doors for the inauguration ceremony of solo exhibition by Ukrainian contemporary artist Volodymyr Domchuk, titled “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”.
The “Chartreuse …” series revises contemplations of what is viewed as a ‘creative space’ surrounding us that, in author’s opinion, has not changed during the last several centuries. Thr... [more]
San Francisco-based artist Andy Vogt turns plywood and other salvaged wood into the stuff of sculptural perfection. But this is no polished, gleaming perfection—rather, a weathered, beaten-down beauty. He arranges strips of wood into dynamic, delightful compositions, as if he were deconstructing Sol LeWitt’s cubes and reconfiguring them to decorate a New England barn. The show’s most striking work, Sustained Decay, seems a direct translation of the nimbus beams radiating down on... [more]
Famed artist, "body awareness" theorist, and Austria's "Grand Dame of painting" Maria Lassnig passed away earlier this week in Vienna at the age of 94.
Lassnig, born in Austria in 1919, attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna during World War II and is known for her brushy paint strokes and brutal subject matter. Lassnig used painting to explore the human body and psyche, illustrating a critical and sometimes gruesome subjectivity. She herself was often the object of her critical eye. Her l... [more]
"Yell Gallery is quickly becoming known as an arts and performance space where confrontation of change and challenge is beautiful." --TheArtBlog.org
"Right when I entered [the] space, I was very impressed with the feel of it." --Artholics.com
See Braille street art in its unnatural environment — a gallery, Philadelphia CityPaper
First Friday Picks for March, Philadelphia Magazine [more]