ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Toshio Iezumi, Dan Dailey, Richard Marquis, Mark Peiser, Michael Glancy, Colin Reid, Klaus Moje, František Vízner, Massimo Micheluzzi - The Honolulu Museum of Art - July 10th - November 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">See the incredible variety of techniques and artists&rsquo; visions in contemporary glass-making in this exhibition drawn from a 2013 gift of 55 modern and contemporary glass works donated to the museum by Los Angeles collectors Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. The works showcase important centers of contemporary glass-making around the world, with artists that range from key Americans, such as Dan Dailey, Richard Marquis, Mark Peiser, and Michael Glancy, to Colin Reid of England, Klaus Moje from Australia, Frantisek Vizner of the Czech Republic, Massimo Micheluzzi of Italy, and Toshio Iezumi from Japan.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:24:56 +0000 Richard Avedon - The Art Gallery of Western Australia - August 2nd - November 17th <p><em>Richard Avedon People</em>&nbsp;is an in-depth exploration of the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Presenting around eighty of Avedon&rsquo;s exquisite black and white photos made between 1949 and 2002, it surveys his groundbreaking fashion photography as well as his portraits of twentieth century icons such as Elizabeth Taylor, Malcolm X, Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, and Kate Moss.</p> <p>Avedon changed the face of fashion photography through his exploration of motion and emotion. From the outset, he was fascinated by photography&rsquo;s capacity for suggesting the personality and evoking the life of his subjects. This is evidenced across the works in the exhibition, which span Avedon&rsquo;s career from his influential fashion photography and minimalist portraitures of well-known identities, to his depictions of America&rsquo;s working class.</p> <p>Avedon&rsquo;s practice entered the public imagination through his long association with seminal American publications. He commenced his career photographing for&nbsp;<em>Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar</em>, followed by a 20-year partnership with&nbsp;<em>Vogue</em>. Later, he established strong collaborations with&nbsp;<em>Egoiste</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker</em>, becoming staff photographer for&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker</em>&nbsp;in 1992.</p> <p><em>Richard Avedon People</em>&nbsp;is the first solo exhibition of Avedon's work to be displayed in Western Australia. Perth is the second city to host this exhibition following on from its Southern Hemisphere launch at theNational Portrait Gallery&nbsp;in August 2013. The exhibition was curated by the National Portrait Gallery&rsquo;s Senior Curator, Dr Christopher Chapman in partnership with the&nbsp;Richard Avedon Foundation&nbsp;over the course of two years.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:51:57 +0000 - Walker Art Center - July 24th - January 4th, 2015 <p>This groundbreaking exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts from the 1960s to the present. While black performance has been largely contextualized as an extension of theater, visual artists have integrated performance into their work for more than five decades, generating an important history that has gone largely unrecognized until&nbsp;now.</p> <p>Presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art, the exhibition chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art across three generations, beginning with Fluxus and conceptual art in the early 1960s through present-day practices. Featuring more than 100 works by some 36 artists,<em>Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art</em>&nbsp;includes video and photo documentation of performances, scores and installations, interactive works, and artworks created as a result of performative actions. A dynamic range of performances, actions, and discussions will accompany the exhibition&rsquo;s run at the Walker.&nbsp;Catalogue&nbsp;available.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:46:54 +0000 Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey, Claude Shepperson - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - July 28th - November 9th <p>&ldquo;The Great War&rdquo; changed the face of the world when it began on July 28, 1914. The role of art (particularly prints) in telling the story of and conveying the emotions brought on by World War I is told through through prints by British and American artists such as Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey, and Claude Shepperson. The works depict scenes of combat in France and the Near East, life on the home front in the United States and England, and the war&rsquo;s aftermath and its commemoration. All of the prints come from the Frank Raysor Collection, a promised gift to the museum. Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:41:24 +0000 Robert Pruitt, Carrie Mae Weems, James Vanderzee, Louis Draper, Hank Willis Thomas - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - April 26th - July 27th <p>In conjunction with&nbsp;<em>Posing Beauty</em>, this VMFA collection-based exhibition features works by African American artists. These representations of the human figure or aspects of the body explore how we perceive and express personal and cultural identity. The selection of paintings and sculptures from the 1970s to the present features an array of perspectives and styles that underscore the complex factors informing ideas of race and gender. Many of the 21st century artists&mdash;such as iona rozeal brown, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Robert Pruitt&mdash;mix national, international, historical, and pop-culture references with personal stylistic preferences to produce images that provoke more questions about identity than they answer. The selection of photographs offers a survey of 20th- to 21st-century work&mdash;from James VanDerZee to Carrie Mae Weems to Hank Willis Thomas&mdash;while also highlighting the work of lesser-known artists, such as Richmond native Louis Draper, who played a primary role in founding the first African American photography collective, Kamoinge, in New York in 1963. Many of these works will be on view at VMFA for the first time.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:37:55 +0000 Nan Lombardi, Kathleen Klob - Sanford Smith Fine Art/Jill Bokor Jewelry - July 12th - August 7th Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:13:13 +0000 Ana Hupe, Andrey Zignnatto, Claudia Hersz, Pedro Meyer, Lin Lima, Ingrid Bittar, Jonas Aisengart, Rafael Alonso - Portas Vilaseca Galeria - July 16th - August 16th Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:59:12 +0000 Felipe Cusicanqui, Klaus Hack - Galerie Born - July 12th - August 31st Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:37:42 +0000 Thomas Florschuetz - Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte - July 17th - August 23rd Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:12:44 +0000 Pu Jie - ShanghART Singapore - July 18th - August 24th <p>ShanghART Gallery is pleased to organize and host the most anticipated Pu Jie&rsquo;s solo exhibition 'Two Different Times, One World&rsquo;, opens on 18th July to 24th August 2014.<br />This exhibition showcases 17 artworks by Pu Jie, presenting iconic representations of his juxtaposed&nbsp;memories as an attempt to show the fragmentary, ever-shifting and incoherent nature of life.<br />&ldquo;The backbone of Chinese Contemporary Art is the re-pondering towards Chinese culture with a critical&nbsp;attitude,&rdquo; says Pu Jie.<br />Avoiding trappings of both nostalgia and stereotypes, his artworks are based on&nbsp;fragments of memories and experiences, which compose a contemporary narration. Pu Jie's artworks&nbsp;are images from his mind, the way he thinks and his philosophy; they are typically vivid monochrome of&nbsp;red, yellow, green, and blue with historical and contemporary conception seemingly fused into one&nbsp;visual body. His oeuvres depict a social structure that wavers between China's past history and its&nbsp;present-day contemporary developments, condensing his unique insights onto his canvases. Pu Jie&nbsp;states, &ldquo;The adoption of a painterly dual visual angle is a partial overlapping of the past and present,&nbsp;East and West, communism and commodity. Such overlapping is filled with cultural mutation and&nbsp;confrontation. It clears up the visual effect and ponders the flowing changes of the Chinese society&nbsp;throughout the past decades.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:43:54 +0000 Daniil Galkin - Moscow Museum of Modern Art [10 Gogolevsky] - July 4th - August 3rd <p>The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents &ldquo;Double Solid Line,&rdquo; an exhibition of works by Daniil Galkin. The exhibition will be held in the frame of the Parallel Program of the 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Moscow International Biennale of Young Art.&nbsp; The exhibition project reflects the aggregate of situations in the socio-political system, the situations that are the foundation of the existing public order. These are the situations that form public opinion while calling into question moral, ethical and political norms. The &ldquo;Double Solid Line&rdquo; is a continuation of the &ldquo;Lower State,&rdquo; which is part of the artist&rsquo;s longstanding project. &nbsp;</p> <p>The artist has another name for his project: &ldquo;Dissociative Re-socialization,&rdquo; a term whose definition helps to delve into the field of its artistic research: this is a repeated socialization that occurs in the course of the entire life span of an individual. The process involves the change of an individual&rsquo;s attitudes, norms, and values. It is a defense mechanism that makes a person perceive things happening to him as if they were &ldquo;happening&rdquo; to someone else. An occurrence similar to the above is analyzed by the artist at the MMOMA venue; thus, the artist describes the symptom &ndash; a characteristic of modern society. The exhibition unites three spaces meant to bring forth a perception experience of particular kind. &nbsp;</p> <p>The project has been fulfilled with the support of the program &ldquo;Idea-Impulse-Innovation&rdquo; launched by the Rinat Akhametov Foundation for Development of Ukraine.</p> <p>About the artist</p> <p>Daniil Galkin was born in 1985 in the city of Dnepropetrovsk. He graduated from Dnepropetrovsk College of Theatre and Art, and then studied in Dnepropetrovsk Academy of Construction and Architecture. In 2009 Galkin started working on the experimental art group&nbsp;<em>2222</em>&nbsp;consisted of alter egos of the artist. In 2013, the art group&nbsp;<em>2222</em>&nbsp;was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize. Galkin won Grand Prix of МУХі 2011 Competition. In 2011, he was nominated for Pinchuk Art Centre Prize.</p> <p>In 2012, Daniil Galkin took part in ARSENALE, the first Kiev Biennale of Modern Art. He was nominated for the Sergey Khuryokhin Prize in 2012.&nbsp; Galkin won a third special Pinchuk Art Centre Prize in 2013. He lives and works in Dnepropetrovsk.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:32:12 +0000 - Moscow Museum of Modern Art [10 Gogolevsky] - July 15th - September 7th <p>It is for the first time ever that the general public has been offered a rare opportunity to acquaint itself with selected artworks from the collection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 45<sup>th</sup>anniversary of the Russian Interior Ministry Studio of artists named after V.V. Vereshchagin.</p> <p>&nbsp;The oeuvre of the Studio artists is dedicated to the activities of members of the Russian law enforcement agencies and internal troops. The pieces of art refer to the history of&nbsp;Russia&rsquo;s Ministry of Internal Affairs; they depict scenes of the work and missions selfishly performed by personnel of the internal affairs bodies.&nbsp;&nbsp;Artists of the Studio are sent off to locations where special-purpose units conduct their exercises and war games.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;As for subjects of the works comprising the collection of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, one can say that they had been predetermined beforehand since artists were supposed to receive commissions from the above ministry. However, 45 years on, there is a full-blown thematic collection of artworks centered on a clearly defined conception, the collection that is quite unique and notable as to its constituents. &nbsp;The pictures on combat operations and incidents in the zones of armed conflicts are worth of paying special attention. The artists of the Studio were embedded in the units stationed in&nbsp;Russia&rsquo;s trouble spots e.g. Nagorny Karabakh (1990), Grozny-Argun-Gudermes (1999, 2000, 2006 and 2008), North Ossetia (1993), Mozdok (1994, 1995), Beslan (2004), Budionovsk (1995) etc.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition comprises about 200 artworks in the field of painting, graphic art, poster art, sculpture and video. The exhibits reach over the period from 1969 to the 2010s. The exhibition is intended for adult spectators, students and teenagers.</p> <p>&nbsp;In the frame of the exhibition the spectator will get the opportunity of attending evenings with the Studio artists.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:53 +0000 Rose Noire - ARARIO Gallery (Seoul) - July 17th - August 24th Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:06:04 +0000 Joel Shapiro - Portland Art Museum - June 21st - September 21st <p>Internationally celebrated sculptor Joel Shapiro has created a new installation work for the Museum&rsquo;s Contemporary Art Series exhibition. Part of a recent body of work investigating the use of painted wood forms to activate space and dynamically alter the experience of it both in visual and physical terms, the Portland installation will be only the fifth suspended installation he has realized.</p> <p>Engaging the volume of the Schnitzer Sculpture Court, the suspended elements of the work defy gravity and the traditional restrictions ascribed to sculpture that place it of the ground or pedestal. The painted wood elements visually reorganize the architecture, and are continuously redefining the visitor&rsquo;s optical and physical relationship to the work and architecture as they move through the work. Shapiro notes that this newest body of work is about &ldquo;the projection of thought into space without the constraint of architecture.&rdquo; Animated by position and the exuberantly vibrant colors, the work denies the static nature of sculpture and appropriates aspects of painting to suggest being inside an abstract painting or perhaps a stop-action digital game.</p> <p>A New York native, Shapiro has had over 160 solo exhibitions and retrospectives and executed numerous public commissions internationally. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was awarded the<em>Chevalier dans l&rsquo;Ordre des Arts et des Lettres</em>&nbsp;in 2005.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:22:08 +0000 - Taipei Fine Arts Museum - June 21st - August 17th <p><em>Cloud of Unknowing: A City with Seven Streets</em>&nbsp;is a key exhibition organized by the museum in conjunction with the city government&rsquo;s celebration for the&nbsp;<em>130th Anniversary of Taipei's Founding in 2014</em>. Because this marks the first time for the museum to present a themed exhibition on the subject of urban spatiality and issues pertaining to space, therefore, two important scholars from Taiwan and Hong Kong specializing in spatial discourses are invited as co-curators, and they are: Professor Thomas TSANG from the University of Hong Kong and Professor Ching Yueh ROAN from Taiwan&rsquo;s Yuan Ze University. The exhibition includes 25 important artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Japan, whose artistic focuses are on spatial contents, location-specific memories, and&nbsp;habitation relationships, with many new site-specific artworks to be presented.<br /><br />The central theme of the exhibition deals with the multiple angles observed in today&rsquo;s society, and by forgoing urban psychical structures and architectures, the focus is placed on examining the cultural elements and historical contexts contained in a city&rsquo;s composition, and to closely investigate the interconnected links and implications that have evolved and been derived from urban spaces and cultural memories. Moreover, the exhibition further attempts to think outside of the box from the museum&rsquo;s conventional approaches and habits with its venue, and from which, the third floor tube-shaped space is transformed to simulate a cityscape containing seven streets. From the artists&rsquo; spatial interpretations and transformations, the core subjectivity of the city in the modern life is reexamined, and through the distinctive features expressed through the various media of sounds, installations, constructions, images, manuscripts, and objects, the audience is guided to observe the interdependent contraposition between the architectural space and the body&rsquo;s memory in the chaotic and vague modern city, where elusion and reality are intermixed.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:53:47 +0000 William Cordova, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, Kara Walker - Seattle Art Museum - July 5th - May 3rd, 2015 <p>Historical narratives tend to highlight key events in a nation&rsquo;s history. The fate of a country&rsquo;s leaders, wars won or lost, and other transformative national events are enshrined as &ldquo;official&rdquo; history, while the struggles and successes of minorities and less influential groups often remain forgotten or in the margins.</p> <p>The artists in this installation&ndash;including Laylah Ali, William Cordova, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Kara Walker&ndash;chart alternative narratives. All works in&nbsp;<em>Personal Histories</em>&nbsp;are drawn from SAM&rsquo;s collections.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:42:34 +0000