ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Richard Prince - Kunsthaus Bregenz - July 19th - October 5th <p>There are countless texts, books, and exhibition catalogues about Richard Prince (born 1949 ) as well as texts he has authored for his own publications and those of other artists. Gaining any overview of his exhibition activities is a challenge. Nevertheless, though his work has been widely shown Richard Prince remains an enigmatic artist, skilled in covering his tracks. His reuse of identical or similar titles, subjects, and motifs does not make an understanding of his oeuvre any less demanding. Even though his artistic approaches remain opaque, his&nbsp;<em>Cowboys, Nurses,</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Jokes&nbsp;</em>are renowned within contemporary art.<br />Richard Prince first came to attention at the end of the 1970s for re-photographing advertisements. Fashionable lifestyles pervade the artist&rsquo;s early photographic works. A decade later his Marlboro&nbsp;<em>Cowboys</em>&nbsp;achieved cult status and were amongst the highlights of the group exhibition<em>&nbsp;That&rsquo;s the Way We Do It</em>&nbsp;at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2011.&nbsp;<br />American popular culture and social milieus have provided his work&rsquo;s predominant imagery, encompassing painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. These include various subcultures such as rockers and their&nbsp;<em>Girlfriends</em>.<br />Amongst his most popular paintings are the&nbsp;<em>Jokes</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Cartoons</em>, in which jokes are screen-printed on canvas. Even if Prince privileges the banal, he nevertheless succeeds in anchoring them between the trivial and auratic.<br />Prince has conceived his exhibition<em>&nbsp;It&rsquo;s a Free Concert</em>&nbsp;especially for Kunsthaus Bregenz. Many works on display will be receiving exposure to a wider public for the first time. The title is a<em>&nbsp;leitmotif</em>&nbsp;permeating the whole display. Associations to popular and subculture, rock and pop stars such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and so-called doo-wop bands from the 1950s are omnipresent. Rock&rsquo;s transcending of conventions also shines through in the small-scale works, where Prince has adorned advertising photos for pornographic films with labeling stickers for DVDs.<br />Along with sex and pop music, the car is an additional site of projection in the exhibition, that of the American dream of freedom. In his examination of his native culture, Prince succeeds in transferring its complex power to works of art. Merely by means of the titles of his car works such as&nbsp;<em>Elvis</em>&nbsp;or The&nbsp;<em>Doors</em>, he manages to loop music and street culture.<br />This first large-scale solo exhibition by Richard Prince in an Austrian institution demonstrates both the range of his approach and its conceptual strengths.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:33:01 +0000 Yee I-Lann - Silverlens Singapore - August 1st - September 7th <p>Silverlens is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Tabled</em>, a solo exhibition by Yee I-Lann. This is the artist&rsquo;s first exhibition at Silverlens Gallery.</p> <div id="tr229"> <p>The exhibition will feature various work from Yee&rsquo;s portfolio:&nbsp;<em>Picturing Power&nbsp;</em>(2013), a series of photomontages where she mines archival images to construct the relationships between colonizers and the colonized, and makes a position for identity politics and reclaiming history;&nbsp;<em>Tabled</em>&nbsp;(2013), a series of ceramic dinner plates inspired by traditional blue-and-white china but printed with images of ordinary people from the streets of Malaysia and Indonesia;&nbsp;<em>YB Series</em>&nbsp;(2010), a satirical series of cropped photographs of flower brooches that are normally pinned onto the shirt of &ldquo;important&rdquo; politicians attending events;&nbsp;<em>Study of Lamprey&rsquo;s Malaysian Male</em>(2009), an appropriation of an 1868-69 ethnographic photograph by John Lamprey,&nbsp;<em>Front View of a Malayan Male</em>; and,&nbsp;<em>Kerbau&nbsp;</em>(2007)<em>,</em>&nbsp;water buffalo raking through traffic cones, which was shown at the 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.</p> <p>Yee has gained recognition internationally for her distinctive photomedia-based practice which seeks resonances across history, landscape, memory and cultural identity. Such layers necessitate an extensive and multi-layered visual vocabulary drawn from historical references, popular culture, archives and everyday objects.</p> <p>Born in 1971 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Yee graduated from the University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia) with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in 1993 with a major in Photography and a minor in Cinematography. Her work has been exhibited in museums and international biennials. Recent exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Picturing Power</em>, Tyler Rollins, New York (2014);&nbsp;<em>The (Post) Colonial Photostudio</em>, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (2013); Paris Photo (2013);&nbsp;<em>Suspended Histories</em>, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013);&nbsp;<em>Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia</em>, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (2013); and,&nbsp;<em>Fluid World</em>, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2011). She was a member of the curatorial team for the 2013 Singapore Biennale. Yee currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.</p> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:22:13 +0000 Romare Bearden, Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley, Henry Ossawa Tanner - The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture - July 1st - January 19th, 2015 <p>One of the nation's most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art presented in its entirety.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:57:43 +0000 - The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture - July 1st - January 19th, 2015 <p>40 And Counting includes works shown previously in sixteen very different exhibitions, and includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, African art, textiles, photography and even public art.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:53:11 +0000 J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. - The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture - July 1st - January 19th, 2015 <p>This exhibit is comprised of thirty (30) works of art that span the spectrum of Jefferson Eugene Grigsby, Jr's extraordinary career.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:49:15 +0000 Slavs and Tatars - Dallas Museum of Art - July 18th - December 14th <p>Slavs and Tatars, founded in 2006, is an art collective whose installations, lecture-performances, sculptures and publications contemplate the lesser-known similarities found in the mix of belief systems and rituals among peoples of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Pursuing an unconventional research-based approach, the group identifies the &ldquo;area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia&rdquo; as the focus of their multidisciplinary&nbsp;practice.</p> <p>For&nbsp;<em>Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tatars</em>, the collective will present new work from their current series entitled&nbsp;<em>Long Legged Linguistics</em>, an ongoing investigation of language as a source of political, metaphysical and even sexual emancipation. With their trademark mix of high and low cultural registers, and play between the sacred and profane, Slavs and Tatars addresses the thorny issue of alphabet politics&mdash;the attempts by nations, cultures and ideologies to ascribe a specific set of letters to a given language&mdash;through a series of sculptures, installations, textiles and printed matter. The DMA&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Concentrations&nbsp;</em>series began in 1981 and presents project-based solo exhibitions by international emerging artists.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:30:46 +0000 Joey Villemont - CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow) - July 25th - August 8th <p>This new exhibition follows Villemont's ongoing study of fashion shows and contemporary art displays of the early 20th century.&nbsp;<em>Studies for a Collection</em>&nbsp;will play with the ideas and look of a fashion showroom and explore what it shares in common with an exhibition space through sculptural garments and retail display structures.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:19:21 +0000 Tony Cruz, Remy Jungerman, Adele Todd - CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow) - July 26th - September 7th <p>The three artists in&nbsp;<em>Spirit Levels</em>&nbsp;share a fascination with line and form, though each of them balance their interest in abstraction through differing acknowledgements of cultural and social realities.</p> <p>Tony Cruz works mainly with drawing, including large-scale geometrical pieces, wall drawings and collected sequences of images. The more abstract images are offset with smaller figurative motifs referencing Puerto Rican life, such as baseball and Salsa music. Adele Todd&rsquo;s work employs domestic materials and techniques such as thread, embroidery, felt and trapunto. These &lsquo;soft materials,&rsquo; as she puts it herself, are used to outline abstract forms across a space, but often they are grounded in specific social concerns, such as the stereotyping of both boys and girls coming-of-age in Trinidadian culture.</p> <p>Remy Jungerman shares this approach to the abstract, though he focuses more on the exchange of knowledge between cultures and on concepts of trans-nationality, reflecting his own global shift from Suriname to the Netherlands, where he has been living and working since the late 1980s.</p> <p>Spirituality is another element that flows through these artists&rsquo; works. Both Cruz and Jungerman, for instance, explore aspects of Santeria and Winti, religions that syncretise African gods and Christian saints and which play a key role in Caribbean and Latin American culture.</p> <p>In this exhibition, the artists challenge the capacity of contemporary art to absorb elements of spiritual life at a time when parts of the art world itself are dominated by secular materialism. Equally, the exhibition raises questions around the importance of race, colonialism and the transmission of ideas from local positions to international arenas.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:16:23 +0000 Group Show - The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft - July 5th - September 21st <p class="font_7">Held on April 11, 2014, KMAC Couture featured 29 emerging and established regional artists who created unique wearable art for a runway show. The selection of pieces for KMAC Couture was based on originality, creativity, durability, and concept. Works in this exhibition highlight the variety of approaches and mediums utilized by the diverse artists.</p> <p class="font_7">The Museum presented the first KMAC Couture in 2013. &nbsp; In keeping with KMAC's mission the runway show is a creative way to involve the community in support of innovative craft and design. The proceeds from this event support education and outreach programs.</p> <p class="font_8">The garments worn for the KMAC Couture event are avant garde wearable art creations that are highly unique and expertly crafted. These original hand-executed designs are constructed from both traditional fabrics and non-traditional materials.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:10:30 +0000 Maggie Simonelli - Gary Marotta Fine Art - July 25th - August 29th Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:10 +0000 Pablo Picasso - Fundación Juan March (Palma) - June 11th - October 4th <p><strong>Pablo Picasso</strong>&nbsp;(M&aacute;laga, 1881&mdash;Mougins, 1973) concedi&oacute; siempre una enorme importancia al grabado: desde 1899 hasta 1972 realiz&oacute; m&aacute;s de dos mil, que constituyen casi un diario de su vida de artista.</p> <p>En este gabinete se exhiben, de forma rotatoria, los fondos de la obra gr&aacute;fica de Picasso pertenecientes a la colecci&oacute;n en dep&oacute;sito en el Museu Fundaci&oacute;n Juan March.</p> <p>Se presenta una selecci&oacute;n de grabados iniciales de Pablo Picasso, entre ellos el conocido aguafuerte&nbsp;<em>Le repas frugal</em>, 1904 (La comida frugal). En esta obra Picasso recurre con un profundo realismo a la tem&aacute;tica de la pobreza, la miseria y la desesperanza, tan caracter&iacute;sticas de su temprano periodo azul, en el que se encuadran las obras expuestas.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:54:29 +0000 Kurt Schwitters - Fundación Juan March (Palma) - July 16th - October 4th <p>La exposici&oacute;n&nbsp;<em>Kurt Schwitters. Vanguardia y publicidad</em>&nbsp;quiere destacar de modo conjunto dos aspectos aparentemente muy diversos del trabajo de Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), una de las figuras m&aacute;s relevantes de la vanguardia europea del pasado siglo. Se trata de sus collages &ndash;procedimiento en el que, junto con Picasso, Hans Arp, L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy o Hannah H&ouml;ch, fue todo un maestro&ndash; y de su dise&ntilde;o gr&aacute;fico, quiz&aacute; una parte de su legado menos conocida para el gran p&uacute;blico. Para ello, la exposici&oacute;n presenta algunos de sus c&eacute;lebres collages de las d&eacute;cadas de los veinte a los cuarenta, sin soluci&oacute;n de continuidad con muchos ejemplos de su labor en el campo del dise&ntilde;o gr&aacute;fico y la tipograf&iacute;a, y tan diversos entre s&iacute; como libros, carteles, folletos publicitarios, revistas, anuncios para prensa, papel timbrado o modelos para impresos bancarios, comerciales o postales.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:50:22 +0000 - Fundación Juan March (Madrid) - July 23rd - August 30th <p>La Fundaci&oacute;n Juan March presenta entre el 23 de julio y el 30 de agosto en Madrid una peque&ntilde;a muestra titulada&nbsp;<em>Libros (y otras publicaciones) de artista: 1947-2013</em>, una exposici&oacute;n que toma como punto de partida el amplio y heterog&eacute;neo campo enriquecido durante los dos &uacute;ltimos siglos por las fruct&iacute;feras relaciones entre el artista y el libro o, en general, las publicaciones.</p> <p>Los libros y revistas expuestos proceden en su totalidad de los fondos de la colecci&oacute;n de la Fundaci&oacute;n Juan March. Con obras tan dispares entre s&iacute; como la monograf&iacute;a de John Franklin Earhart&nbsp;<em>The Color Printer</em>, de 1892, y una reedici&oacute;n de<em>&Uacute;ltimo Round</em>&nbsp;de Julio Cort&aacute;zar, la muestra propone un recorrido por casi un centenar de "publicaciones" aparecidas entre 1947 (<em>Du Cubisme</em>&nbsp;de Albert Gleizes y Jean Metzinger) y 2013, que testimonian la riqueza y la variedad de resultados de esta ya larga interacci&oacute;n entre los artistas y el libro, entendido este no s&oacute;lo como un medio de transmisi&oacute;n de un contenido textual, sino sobre todo como objeto y soporte sustantivo de la praxis art&iacute;stica.</p> <p>El relato expositivo comienza articulando las ediciones ligadas a la actividad de la Fundaci&oacute;n Juan March, con ejemplares procedentes de las donaciones a la Fundaci&oacute;n de las bibliotecas de Fernando Z&oacute;bel (1981) y Julio Cort&aacute;zar (1993), e incluye tambi&eacute;n distintas muestras de la edici&oacute;n de arte en Espa&ntilde;a. El recorrido se cierra con diversos ejemplos de libros de artista y otras publicaciones editadas a partir de la d&eacute;cada de los sesenta en el contexto espa&ntilde;ol e internacional.</p> <p>El tono de interrogaci&oacute;n, que parece pertenecer de suyo a cualquier proyecto expositivo que incluya libros, ha acompa&ntilde;ado esta exposici&oacute;n desde sus or&iacute;genes. Su resultado,&nbsp;<em>Libros (y otras publicaciones) de artista: 1947-2013</em>, propone al p&uacute;blico mantener ese tono ante una serie de objetos que en ocasiones s&oacute;lo parecen tener en com&uacute;n lo que podr&iacute;a llamarse la "voluntad de arte". La exposici&oacute;n muestra un campo ben&eacute;ficamente minado de sorpresas para la imaginaci&oacute;n, en las que en ocasiones es la imagen la que acompa&ntilde;a al texto, otras veces sucede que lo suplanta o se apropia de &eacute;l, o que este es invadido por aquella o adopta formas que no tienen nada que ver con la paginaci&oacute;n y el orden secuencial de los libros convencionales.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:45:09 +0000 Quentin Blake - Jerwood Gallery - July 19th - October 15th <p>An exclusive display of Sir Quentin Blakes' artistic responses to ten of his favourite artists from the Jerwood Collection. The exhibition of drawings playfully explores the stories of artists in the collection from Sickert to Wallis.&nbsp;</p> <p>Accompanying the display is a gallery guide &lsquo;Artists on the Beach: A Jerwood Gallery Notebook&rsquo;, written and illustrated by Quentin Blake, which will be on sale in the gallery shop.</p> <p>The exhibition is part of the summer Jerwood Drawing Festival, which also includes a special exhibition&nbsp;<em>Drawn Together: Artist as Selector</em>. There are a number of special drawing events and workshops taking place throughout the summer for both adults and children.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:11:19 +0000 Group Show - Jerwood Gallery - July 19th - October 15th <p><em>Drawn Together: Artist as Selector</em>&nbsp;celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Jerwood Drawing Prize. The exhibition centres on the role of drawing in the practice of eminent artists, including Michael Craig-Martin, Cornelia Parker and Rachel Whiteread, who have been on the selection panel for the Jerwood Drawing Prize over the past twenty years. The exhibition explores the selectors&rsquo; own drawing practice and interests, continuing the Jerwood Drawing Prize&rsquo;s dialogue about what constitutes drawing and its importance as a medium for artists working today.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:07:52 +0000 Group Show - Arnolfini - July 19th - November 9th <p class="documentDescription">A dialogue between the city and its people. Arnolfini presents The Promise - an exhibition of international contemporary art with a focus on the city of Bristol.</p> <div id="parent-fieldname-text-cd9a02bdff334addbc2e77b5340e8bce"> <p>The new exhibition explores the potential futures of cities, and the role of architecture, design and the arts within these potentials. Besides the design of physical spaces in the city, the project will also engage with the role of the imagination, and how we construct for ourselves an image of the city that we can share and with which we can identify.</p> <p>The exhibition in the galleries will include a display of architecture models and other materials that relate to the history of the city including a detailed, large-scale model of the city centre, and a futuristic plan for a museum in Castle Park. These fascinating items will give an overview of the diverse ways in which Bristol has been imagined, but not always realised.</p> <p><em>Brentford Towers</em>&nbsp;by Stephen Willats, made with residents of Harvey House, Green Dragon Lane Estate, Brentford, West London in 1985, was a seminal work about the idea of a community based art practice.&nbsp;&nbsp;For&nbsp;<em>The Promise,&nbsp;</em>Arnolfini will re-present 12 panels from this remarkable project, along with additional material related to the work.</p> <p>The exhibition will also include major works by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Luke Fowler, Isa Genzken, Judith Hopf, Marcel Breuer, John Miller, Charlotte Moth, muf: architecture/art, Studio Manuel Raeder, Josef Strau, Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley, Stephen Willats and a Mapping Project: Doing Things Separately Together.&nbsp;<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The exhibition in Arnolfini&rsquo;s gallery spaces is complemented by installations, performances, sculptures, walks and family events, which will spread throughout Bristol. These events will explore the relationship between the city and its residents, inspiring visitors to rediscover Bristol and view the city from new perspectives. Offsite commissions include works by&nbsp;Jeremiah Day,Assemble,&nbsp;Kate Newby,&nbsp;Oscar Tuazon, and have been developed for significant places in Bristol.&nbsp;The exhibition is accompanied by a new text by Jennifer Kabat.</p> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:57:16 +0000