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20120712145052-20120710153533-hamptonsjjggroup_at_beach Ghosts of Hamptons Past   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/10/12

For much of The Hamptons crowd, quaint is a weekend word. It goes nicely with ocean breezes, lawn sculpture and country club brights. This playground of the rich and richer is actually a string of villages and hamlets kept purposefully free of retail override. Only the privileged few gain access to this captive audience, mostly antique shops and cashmere boutiques, but a couple of very posh Starbucks have been able to sneak in as well. (Everyone needs their coffee.) Fashion, art, mansions, gard... [more]

20101121165225-sh7iu3p1 Hi Tide at Aqua Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Kirk Crippens, Chantel Foretich, Susan Meyer, Robert Minervini, Vincent Romaiello, Ursula Sokolowska, xz za at Aqua Art Miami December 2nd, 2010 - December 5th, 2010
Posted 12/7/10

Aqua Mami Fair1530 Collins AvenueMiami Beach, FL It's been a great week in Miami working with the Showcase artists.  Chantel Foretich, Hannes Bend, Robert Minervini, Susan Meyer, and Ursula Sokolowska all made it down to the beautiful south - and we do mean BEAUTIFUL with the 80 degree weather and sunny skies, all a block from the beach. The people at Aqua have also been amazing to work with, and we can't thank them enough for making this a great experience. The rest was left up to the artist... [more]

20100902145341-00320100903 Shining in the Light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Roman Opalka at Galerie Yvon Lambert September 4th, 2010 - October 9th, 2010
Posted 9/7/10

He stood in the middle of the room iconic, lasting, surrounded by himself endlessly repeating.  Despite the slow fade into the light that his series of self portraits lining the room define in profound detail, Roman Opalka was fully embodied at the opening at Yvon Lambert.  The soft, sifting sands of time underscore all of Opalka’s work, from his painting series of numbers (as he counts into infinity), to his photographic portraits spanning over 40 years, Opalka has chronicled his life rit... [more]

015__31july Without a Name   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Gideon Rubin at Galerie Karsten Greve September 4th, 2010 - September 30th, 2010
Posted 9/7/10

Alex Katz, meet Luc Tuymans.  Painter extraordinaire with virtuoso brush work and color palettes that scream excellence under restraint, Gideon Rubin's Others is his first solo show at Galerie Karsten Greve; it contains thirty oil paintings and a hundred small gouache paintings on cardboard from works produced over the past two years. If red dots tell the story, then this exhibit is an early winner in the September spectrum. Standing in the commanding front salon, my viewing co... [more]

20100901200831-018__1sept Make this a Must   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla at Galerie Chantal Crousel September 4th, 2010 - October 16th, 2010
Posted 9/7/10

A sprinkling of Duchamp, a dash of Beuys, a dusting of Kosuth and a generous dollop of talent. Witty, political,  eclectic and referential, this daring and dynamic duo takes from all mediums to challenge and provoke the viewer to thought, action, outrage, despair, laugh, cry, shout.  From two camel humps on an ironing board to the gorgeous and enigmatic photograph, Forecast (shown above), this show is guaranteed to turn you into a fan.  My favorite piece of the evening was Petrified P... [more]

20100901092932-godinatheading What's the Point?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Alois Godinat at Galerie Chez Valentin September 4th, 2010 - October 9th, 2010
Posted 9/7/10

"Is it art?"  And then the natural follow-on "What is Art?" This is the chain of reaction that ignites the minute I am confronted with highly conceptual art.  And such reaction, despite the fact that much of 20th century art has swung on this squeaky hinge, continues to vex, to compel me into the experience. I think we can all agree that Smart is terribly hard to pull off, especially when it boils down to a one liner. I guess it is best said that smart is in the mind of the beholder, b... [more]

Edwards1jpg Hidden and Haunted   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sean Edwards at galerie frank elbaz April 24th, 2010 - May 29th, 2010
Posted 5/18/10

In 1999 I went to an opening at China Art Objects in Los Angeles. At that time, Chung King Road was deserted and the arts district that now populates LA's Chinatown was just starting to take shape. Frances Stark was presenting a number of new paintings – minimalist and underdone – along with a video piece in the basement of the gallery. The crowd was in the basement. A video that Stark had made of her cats was showing on a TV set in that dark room downstairs. Nothing spectacular or kitt... [more]

Uffizi SFMOMA, BAMscape and the Ever Expanding, Expansive Museum   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 2/8/10

  Far-flung travelers and the local intelligentsia, nervous families with bored children and culturally curious undergraduates, the odd teacher and the passionate amateur, the forced schoolchild and the retiree with time to kill, as well of course, tourists, each with separate agendas, cross the threshold of museums everywhere including San Francisco. One of the first, serious public art museums in the modern era, the Uffizi cracked its doors to the hoi polloi in 1765, easily a hot spot for G... [more]

Ogutbam5 Rewind and Replay   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ahmet Ogut at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive January 24th, 2010 - April 11th, 2010
Posted 1/30/10

      Ahmet Öğüt's installation, Exploded City, developed for the Turkish Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, has just arrived at the Berkeley Art Museum. It is Öğüt's first solo exhibition in the US. ERASURE When Robert Rauschenberg took drawing in hand and erased de Kooning, he committed an act of veneration and annihilation, an act of revolutionary proportions that shifted the history of art.  Some called it defacement, others called it an outrage; Rauschenberg called it poetry. (htt... [more]

Wildfeature New York Artists in Paris   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Brian Belott, Melissa Brown, Brendan Cass, James B. Franklin, Jesse A. Greenberg, John Hodany, Misaki Kawai, Taylor McKimens at GALERIE ZURCHER November 14th, 2009 - December 30th, 2009
Posted 12/8/09

      The Americans are on at Galerie Zürcher with the second edition of Wild Feature (this one is aptly titled Wild Feature 2).  The first Wild exhibit was shown at Zürcher Studio in New York during June-July, 2009.  Big, brash and quirky - this exhibition of 8 artists curated by one of them (Brian Belott) brings a visual deli of New York-style offerings.  The work is dense and needs a couple of viewings to consume.  Layered, collaged, packed, and cobbled, from large-scale paintings, to works... [more]

Renaud David Renaud, Cosmic Flight   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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David Renaud at Galerie Anne Barrault November 7th, 2009 - December 19th, 2009
Posted 12/5/09

      The exhibition of David Renaud's work at Galerie Anne Barrault is an exercise in exquisiteness. One walks into the gallery and is immediately enveloped by the perfection of this installation. Two large sculptures and three paintings, one circular, one squarish and one a triptych stretching along the right wall, inhabit this small space with ease and grace. Renaud's sculptural towers ground us on terra firma, while his paintings catapult us into a depthless outer space. The relationship b... [more]

Interview with Jessica Voorsanger  
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12/2/09

London, Oct. 2009 - Jessica Voorsanger is a whirling dervish. She works with a diversity of materials in many different mediums, and the projects just keep coming. Keenly interested in exploring the relationship between viewer and viewed, desire and desired, Voorsanger has developed interactive installations and performances that range from the quirky to the outright absurd. Her work entices the audience into becoming part of the party, a party in which everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. Art... [more]

Dessin_a_pre_werner The Cosmic Joke   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Werner Reiterer at Galerie Loevenbruck October 16th, 2009 - November 21st, 2009
Posted 11/17/09

      The intimacy of a drawing always appeals to me. The touch of the hand is near; the impulse of the artist reveals itself more easily in drawing. The fragility of paper further lends to this air of tender familiarity. Drawings allow for a conversation between the artist and viewer that is less distanced than other mediums; we peer in like a forensic investigator to observe the fine details, the lines, the erasures, the tremor in the hand or the ferocity of a mark. I often have the feeling... [more]

Ca6t1486lq In Darkest Light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Vera Lutter at Galerie Xippas September 12th, 2009 - October 24th, 2009
Posted 10/6/09

    The initial impression is of a cold world, a stark, black and white vision that has been trapped and pinned like a dream just before it fades from consciousness.  Soft and blurred around the edges, light pouring through nooks and crannies, a surreal flatness in which all things carry the same weight, Vera Lutter’s monumental black and white photographs present a reality turned inside out.  Hallowed and haloed, these negative images pulse in high contrast.  Haunting. Vera Lutter’s  current... [more]

Studio Visit with Lahcen Khedim  
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9/24/09

Paris, Sept. 2009:  ArtSlant's Georgia Fee visited Lahcen Khedim at his studio in northern Paris where they talked about his new series, his process and small studios.  Khedim is an emerging artist whose work has been exhibited in various galleries and art spaces throughout France. Lahcen Khedim: personal photo (in studio, 2009); Courtesy of the artist ArtSlant : Can you talk a bit about your process.  What are you currently working on? Lahcen Khedim:  I am a rather instinctive painter;... [more]

Valieexport4 History from Her Perspective   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Centre Pompidou May 24th, 2009 - May 27th, 2010
Posted 8/24/09

        As I sit here in my apartment listening to the pigeons flapping on the balcony, I feel a sense of excitement,  hot like a secret, fluttering in my stomach. Why (you might ask)? The girls, the chicks – the elles – are just a stone's throw away at the Centre Pompidou...and what a gang of girls they are! After Big Bang (2005) and Le Mouvement des images (2006), the Centre Pompidou has undertaken its third re-presentation of their permanent collection, entitled elles@centrepompidou. The forward in the catalogue by Alain S... [more]

Tamponlajarriette Ocean Roll   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/7/09

For the final stop at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, be sure to wander down to the very basement for the rest of their recent acquisitions. There you will find a couple of photographs by Mahomed Bouroussa, well worth investigating, as well as a lush video installation by Marion Tampon-Lajarriette. Born in Paris in 1982, Tampon-Lajariette currently lives between Geneva and Paris. Enclosed in a small salon, Tampon-Lajarriette's installation, entitled Camera 1, Plan 8, combines visuals of... [more]

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Claude Leveque at Maison Européenne de la Photographie June 24th, 2009 - August 30th, 2009
Posted 7/6/09

  While walking through the café at the MEP to get to one of their recent acquisitions, Claude Lévêque's installation, La Crépuscule du jaguar (The Twilight of the Jaguar), I repeat a line from Pablo Neruda's poem, Some Beasts:  "The jaguar touches the leaves with his phosphorous absence..."  (As an aside, I personally prefer my art without the smell of food or the looks of bored waiters - and if the best they can do is put it next to the resto, perhaps they need to rethink their installation pr... [more]

Fs_4a A High Light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ferdinando Scianna at Maison Européenne de la Photographie June 24th, 2009 - October 11th, 2009
Posted 7/6/09

  Gorgeous.  The word itself is held primarily in the throat and on the tongue...gorrrrrrrrgeoussss.  Saying it is a sensual experience.  Coming from "gorge" (throat), and from "gorgias" (jewelry-loving), this word suggests the neck region (the ruff at the neck; the necklace at the throat).  I think of the neck as that dazzling and splendid bridge between the body and the head.  I move from the head to the body and from the body to the head through that gorge. In considering Ferdinando Scianna's work at the Maison Européen... [more]

Interview with Alice O'Malley  
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5/10/09

Paris, Apr. 2009 - Artslant's Georgia Fee met up with Alice O'Malley at Place d'Alma in Paris.  Alice was in town for the group exhibition, 6 eyes, at galerie du jour-agnès b., which included a number of her photographs. The exhibition was curated by Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons). Georgia and Alice walked from Bert's Cafe up to the Trocadero and over to the Passy Cemetery where Natalie Barney is buried. Along the way, Alice talked about her work, her influences and Natalie Barney. The follo... [more]

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Tobias Madison at Galerie Carlos Cardenas April 18th, 2009 - May 16th, 2009
Posted 4/28/09

        Do you dream of 80's synthetic? Plastic, faux, blandness surrounding you in corporate delight?  Can you hear the Muzak in the air?  Feel the vinyl beneath your fingertips?  This is the vision of Tobias Madison, a young Swiss artist currently on view at Cardenas Bellanger. Born smack in the middle of the 80's, Tobias has developed a bad bag of appropriated tricks from "Yes I Can!" moto-memorabilia (taken from his favorite hotel chain and almost namesake, the Radisson), to Oakley sung... [more]

Weathervane Human Weathervane   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/28/09

Jeu de Paume Tuileries Gardens Place de la Concorde       One of the beauties of living in a city for a long time is that you get to know its rituals.  Life, and the people who come with it, can be wonderfully predictable.  There is a sense of purpose and direction in these rituals that we invent, and they allow each of us to mark the passage of time with a quiet sense of destiny. Meet the human weathervane!  She appears each year on the first sunny day of spring, just outside the Jeu de... [more]

Antonyghost_lr Follow the Stars   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Antony, William Basinski, Barbara Cummard, James Elaine, Peter Hujar, Alice O'Malley, Kiki Smith at galerie du jour agnès b. April 11th, 2009 - May 6th, 2009
Posted 4/20/09

    Antony Hegarty, the lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, who has soared to cult prominence with his otherworldly, transgendered performances, has brought together 6 artists for this debut curatorial effort. Upon entering the gallery, we find a poem, lyrics really, from which the title 6 eyes is taken.  This poem describes a pre-birth experience from within the womb of seeing 6 stars which then trail the author's life after birth.  This poem sets the tone for this exhibition by calling f... [more]

Interview with Maria von Köhler  
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3/20/09

London, Feb. 2009 - ArtSlant's Georgia Fee was in London for the opening of Maria von Köhler's site-specific installation, Maybe a Herm, at the IMT Gallery in Shoreditch.  The following excerpts come from a discussion of her current work, which is the culmination of a grant from the Henry Moore Foundation and a studio subsidised by IMT, and prior projects. Maybe a Herm (installation view); Courtesy of ArtSlant Georgia Fee: What influences have affected your work?  Artists, culture, ideas... [more]

Rest_web A Slice of Perfection   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Blaise Drummond at Galerie Loevenbruck December 12th, 2008 - January 31st, 2009
Posted 1/21/09

    Blaise Drummond's exhibition on view until January 24th at Galerie Loevenbruck is called Rest and Be Thankful.  Included in this exhibition are a number of paintings, drawings, small sculpture, and mixed media installation. The Rest and Be Thankful pass in Scotland is a lonely place with all the attributes of Highland character: a swooping valley of green and greener, a blowing wind cutting through the hills, a once-important military road snaking through the land.  There is a stone at t... [more]

Tea2 Tea Time   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/18/09

Paris is filled with small surprises.  Every street, nook and cranny brings its own secrets.  It is what makes this city so supremely livable...there is never an end to the delight.  Select almost any street, and you can while away hours discovering one such amazement after the next. My secret find this last week was Tch'a, a tiny tea house just next to In Situ gallery.  In fact you could call it a button of a place -  easy to miss if you weren't looking for it, or greatly in need of something... [more]

615_full Larger than Life   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Walter Van Beirendonck at Galerie Polaris January 10th, 2009 - February 21st, 2009
Posted 1/18/09

      Walking into the exhibit, 2357, at Galerie Polaris is like a visit to the circus - there is an instant smile, a widening of the eyes, a sense of pure pleasure waiting to be had.  Zany! Banners hanging from the ceiling; hug-me dolls lying on the floor; strange iconic space monkeys standing at the entrance.  What is this wacky, wild world? None other than the latest creation of Walter Van Beirendonck, designer extraordinaire.  Named "2357" - 1st art installation by Walter Van Beirendonck, this e... [more]

Comptoirlogo02 Comptoir des Ecritures   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/22/08

Comptoir des Ecritures 35, rue Quincampoix 75004 Paris http://www.comptoirdesecritures.com/ Wander down rue Quincampoix in the dusk of a wintry day and you will come upon a sensual treat that is hard to best: the Comptoir des Ecritures.  This boutique excells in soft, mood lighting, the silken calligraphy brush of ancient Japan, rolls of handmade paper that beg to be touched.  Bottles of ink and gorgeous books abound.  Here is paradise for the drawer, the printer, the watercolorist, the collage... [more]

Gcrz Hall of mirrors   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Guillaume Constantin, Raphaël Zarka at Galerie Carlos Cardenas November 22nd, 2008 - January 17th, 2009
Posted 12/22/08

    Some art is harder than other art. With some art, you walk into the gallery and what awaits is pure, unadulterated pleasure. With other art, you walk into the gallery and come face-to-face with questions, challenge and disorientation. Such is the case with the new installation, .../..., by Guillaume Constantin and Raphaël Zarka at Cardenas Bellanger. Apparently, the piece comments on two photographs: the first is a photo taken by Constantin at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin of a... [more]

Collage_untitled_08 Albert Oehlen   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Albert Oehlen at Galerie Nathalie Obadia October 23rd, 2008 - January 3rd, 2009
Posted 12/22/08

  With the rise of punk subculture in the late 70's and early 80's, the Neue Wilde movement flashed through the art schools and studios of artists working in Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Austria and Switzerland.  Producing a neo-expressionistic revival of painting, and a reactionary stance to then-current practices in conceptual and minimalist genres, the Neue Wilde gave start to the careers of such luminaries as Martin Kippenberger, Jörg Immendorf, Rainer Fetting, Salomé (Wolfgang Ludwig Cihlarz),... [more]

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