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20151002174541-been_counting_sheep_15_x_17 Tezh Modarressi review by The Boston Globe  
Tezh Modarressi at Eno Gallery August 28th - October 25th
Posted 10/2/15

"Tezh Modarressi's small-scale paintings... are psychologically charged ...showers of sunlight can't help but recall Vermeer, they're calming amid the shadows and emptiness of many of her rooms."Cate McQuaid - The Boston Globe [more]

20150818222412-img_0652 IL GRANDE CANALE DELLA PACE - VENEZIA BIENNALE 2015  
ARMATO.ANTICOLI-MARRANI-BALZANO-SCHEMBARI-GALLICOT MADAR - PRANDI -- SOLFERINO at A.C.A.F. - Associazione Culturale Arti Figurative - Artemisia Gallery May 9th - November 22nd
Posted 8/18/15

Evento in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale di Venezia - "Il grande canale della pace" esposizione in collettiva -curatore Gregorio Tossi - Acaf-Artemisia Gallery invia per conoscenza - Il Grande canale della Pace è un progetto internazionale che ha l'obiettivo di dare voce all'arte di tutto il mondo contro la guerra. L'iniziativa nasce a Venezia, il Canal Grande dell'arte universale e da lì si propagherà in Europa e nel Mondo. L'evento in concomitanza con la 56^ Biennale di Vene... [more]

20150619183853-strip-banner Comicon North by Vanguard Culture/Rebecca Romani  
Gary Aagaard, Lauren Berley, Thayer Bray, Maclovio Cantu IV, Brittany Ellis, eric garcia, Wes Hardesty, Khryztof, Michael Koerner, Alberto Lopez, Kathleen McLaughlin, Chris Smith, Richard Smolinksi, Sallie Whistler Marcucci at The Studio Door July 3rd - July 26th
Posted 7/16/15

Comicon North Article by Rebecca Romani It’s late on a Friday and the Studio Door Gallery on 30th is still going strong for the opening of its national Comicon-inspired show, “Strip: Caricature, Satire and the Funnies.” The caricature artist is working on a couple who looks thrilled to be getting mildly caricaturized and someone is busily adding lines to the communal canvas off in the corner. She is concentrating so hard she barely notices people looking over her shoulder. ... [more]

Blockbuster Picasso  
5/13/15 Posted 5/13/15

The record-breaking Picasso entitled ‘Les Femmes d’Alger’ on display after the auction. Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media via The Guardian A work by Pablo Picasso, the artist played by Anthony Hopkins in the 1996 film Surviving Picasso, has set a new world record as the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction in New York. Women Of Algiers (Version 0) is part of a range of works the painter created to look great in the foyers of big b... [more]

20150126165655-7 And The Word Gershman Y  
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 January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 4/17/15

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20150126165655-7 Lord, just give me sign!  
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 January 22nd - May 14th
Posted 2/22/15 by BECKY BATCHA "So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount. The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly." Read more at [more]

Art or Not?  
1/10/15 Posted 1/10/15

Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference. This week, it's a bad hair day. #1 "Painted in two separate periods, this picture has a complex history. In its original state, it showed a pink-faced man, wearing a white shirt and a black suit. It was painted in a deliberately simple, naive style, using household, rather than oil paint, and incorporated various ma... [more]

Titus Kaphar's Portrait of Ferguson Protesters for TIME's "Person of the Year" Issue  
12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Titus Kaphar, Yet Another Fight for Remembrance, 2014, Oil on canvas, 4 x 5 feet; Commissioned by TIME Magazine / Courtesy of the artist and TIME On December 10, TIME released their annual "Person of the Year" issue. This year the magazine honored collective efforts over individuals, with two of the top spots going to Ebola Fighters and the Ferguson Protesters and Activists, respectively. In November, TIME commissioned the New Haven/New York-based artist Titus Kaphar to create a painting of the Ferguson pro... [more]

Today's Illegible Google Doodle Honors Wassily Kandinsky  
12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

We love a good Google Doodle art tribute, so we were psyched to find that today's Google Doodle honors the seminal Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky on what would be his 148th birthday. We've been staring at the Google homepage, trying to parse out distinct letters from this particularly nebulous Doodle, which appears to rework many elements from the artist's Komposition VIII from 1923 (see below). The stylized logo is pretty much illegible, but we think this is a perfect Google tribute to the "fir... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
12/8/14 Posted 12/8/14

Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it. Dear Artslant Letters—I never thought the guys and girls who write to you were for real, or that anything like this would ever happen to me, but boy, was I wrong! Ab... [more]

Art Historian Claims to Have Found Lost Caravaggio Masterpiece  
10/27/14 Posted 10/27/14

The lost Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy (1606) identified by Caravaggio expert in undisclosed private European collection via Mina Gregori, one of Italy's most prominent Caravaggio experts, says she's absolutely certain about the authenticity of the Baroque master's lost Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, which he had with him when he died in 1610, the Guardian reports. The 15th-century painting, known to art historians for centuries but never found, was identified by Gregori, president of the Roberto Longhi Foundation of art history in Florence, in a private collection in Europe. “The creation of a body wit... [more]

20141124091324-renata_jaworska7 Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben  
Renata Jaworska at Städtisches Museum Engen + Galerie September 26th, 2014 - November 9th, 2014
Posted 11/24/14

Zeitgeschehen in Malerei festgehalten In der kommenden Woche eröffnet die Ausstellung: „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional in Engen. Am Donnerstag, 25. September, wird um 19.30 Uhr die Ausstellung „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von der Künstlerin Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional des Städtischen Museums Engen und Galerie eröffnet. Die Künstlerin wird selbst in ihre Arbeit einführen. Die Ausstellung ist laut Mitteilun... [more]

20140514121057-invitation_krakow-1 Solo exhibition of the Ukrainian contemporary artist Vladimir Domchuk “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”  
Vladimir Domchuk at Benedictine Institute of Culture Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, Krakow, Poland May 10th, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Posted 5/14/14

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]

Beloved "Body Conscious" Maria Lassnig Passes Away at 94  
5/8/14 Posted 5/8/14

photo via 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 latest solo exhibition currently at MoMA PS1, reviewed earlier this year by our Charlie Schultz,... [more]

20140313014942-kunstsammlung_k20_malewitsch_01 A Symbol of a Future World  
Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian at K20 Grabbeplatz April 5th, 2014 - July 6th, 2014
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]

20140305145226-invitation_front KNN TV of Busan visits the exhibition  
Gaby Berglund Cardenas at Soohoh Rom Busan, South Korea March 17th, 2014 - March 29th, 2014
Posted 3/29/14

It starts at minute 33:50. Here's the link: [more]

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