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20130316132553-picasso-to-koons-web-header The Artist Next Door  
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Georges Braque, Anthony Caro, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Louise Nevelson, Yoko Ono at Bass Museum of Art March 15th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013
Posted 3/19/13

Occasionally we are given a glimpse into the artist as mere mortal.  The same men and women who produce art that is sold for millions at auction and are discussed and dissected for hours by scholars and the common man do, indeed, walk among us; and “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler” is proof.   The most admired and glorified modern and contemporary artists are also jewelers.  Who knew?  And this small, yet impressive, exhibition is a precious reminder that art need not take on static ob... [more]

20130221203938-bontecou_untitled1962 The Stillness of Destruction   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Lee Bontecou, Alberto Burri, Niki de Saint Phalle, Gérard Deschamps, François Dufrêne, Jean Fautrier, Lucio Fontana, Adolf Frohner, Raymond Hains, Yves Klein, John Latham, Gustav Metzger, Manolo Millares, Otto Müehl, Saburo Murakami, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvatore Scarpitta, Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga, Antoni Tàpies, Chiyu Uemae, Jacques Villeglé, Wolf Vostell, Michio Yoshihara at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) February 16th, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013
Posted 2/21/13

This twenty-six artist-deep group show that just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an interesting re-examination of work by renowned artists such as Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg and Antoni Tàpies, among others. Re-framed and linked together based on the work’s general responsiveness to war, specifically World War II and the Cold War, all these square pegs are smartly made to fit in round holes despite their typical standing as loners, exceptions, outcasts and icon... [more]

20120417084117-bruce Illuminating   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Adel Abdessemed, Saâdane Afif, Jean-Michel Alberola, He An, Stephen Antonakos, John Armleder, Fiona Banner, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Pierre Bismuth, Monica Bonvicini, Nathalie Brevet, Stefan Brüggemann, Marie José Burki, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Hsia-Fei Chang, Chryssa, Stéphane Dafflon, Cédric Delsaux, Frédéric Develay, Carlos Cruz Diez, Laddie John Dill, Tracey Emin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Daniel Firman, Dan Flavin, Sylvie Fleury, Claire Fontaine, Lucio Fontana, Michel François, Kendell Geers, Gun Gordillo, Douglas Gordon, Laurent Grasso, Jeppe Hein, Bethan Huws, Alfredo Jaar, Anne Marie Jugnet, Jeff Koons, Gyula Kosice, Joseph Kosuth, Piotr Kowalski, Brigitte Kowanz, David Kramer, Sigalit Landau, Bertrand Lavier, Thomas Lélu, Claude Lévêque, Glenn Ligon, Jill Magid, Pierre Malphettes, Xavier Mary, Adam McEwen, Tse Su Mei, Mathieu Mercier, Mario Merz, Eric Michel, Jonathan Monk, Francois Morellet, Thomas Mulcaire, Maurizio Nannucci, Bruce Nauman, Ivan Navarro, Melik Ohanian, Fritz Panzer, Laurent Pernot, Mai-Thu Perret, Martial Raysse, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Delphine Reist, Jason Rhoades, Hughes Rochette, Sarkis, Franck Scurti, Frank Scurti, Alain Séchas, Miri Segal, Keith Sonnier, Vassiliki Tsekoura, jan van munster, Alan Suicide Vega, Giancarlo Zen at La Maison Rouge February 17th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012
Posted 4/17/12

On the face of it, this exhibition, Néon. Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? is just plain fun. With the Maison Rouge all lit up in different colored neon lights, both industrially produced and hand-crafted  tubes bringing the walls to life, inviting us to walk into spaces saturated in impossible colors. A visit to Néon is ostensibly a joyful, light way to spend an afternoon. Then as we quickly realize, neon has more to it than meets the eye. Neon lights may look pretty, but they are... [more]

Maurizio-cattelan-untitled-opera-per-la-xiv-biennale-internazionale-di-scultura-di-carrara-ph Another Biennale? This time in marble...   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Nevin Aladağ, Carl Andre, Libero Andreotti, Asymptote, Vanessa Beecroft, Huma Bhabha, Rossella Biscotti, Leonardo Bistolfi, Monica Bonvicini, Carlos Bunga, Aldo Buttini, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Valentin Carron, Maurizio Cattelan, Marcelo Cidade, Nemanja Cvijanović, Arturo Dazzi, Sam Durant, Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Norman Foster, Yona Friedman, Massimiliano Fuksas, Cyprien Gaillard, Frank Gehry, Antony Gormley, Cai Guo-Qiang, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Houseago, Liu Jianhua, Grigor Kepinov, Daniel Knorr, Terence Koh, Grzegorz Kowalski, Daniel Libeskind, Wu Maoquan, Arturo Martini, Paul McCarthy, Fausto Melotti, Ohad Meromi, Gustav Metzger, MVRDV, Deimantas Narkevicius, Kristina Norman, Jean Nouvel, Yerbossyn Meldibekov and Nurbossyn Oris, Damián Ortega, Santiago Sierra, Alina Szapocznikow, Dymitr Szwarc, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kevin van Braak, Bogulov Veniamin, Ingal Vladimir, Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, Gillian Wearing, Adolfo Wildt, Artur Żmijewski, Zorka Wollny     at INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA July 26th, 2010 - October 31st, 2010
Posted 7/6/10

Monuments represent power and are generally speaking stand-ins for national identity; in a word, they are authoritarian. Monuments-as-objects have had their sense and meaning radically changed with an array of failure and crises across the modern historical and political panorama. We are presently plagued with the decay of monuments, a de-monumentalization of symbols and historical icons often replaced by other varieties, less governmental, more icon: TV personalities, general phemera and the omni... [more]

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