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20140710122955-1 Static Schtick: Owen Kydd at Cooper Cole   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Owen Kydd at Cooper Cole June 19th - July 19th
Posted 7/10/14

Sifting through the biographical information sent to me by the gallery regarding the small (two works total) solo show by Canadian, Los Angeles-based artist Owen Kydd at Cooper Cole, I am unable to find a single page or press snippet that does not contain the information that Kydd studied under and worked for Jeff Wall. If one did not know Kydd's work, or the context in which the information was made available to me, it would be easy to mistake much of this written material as part of a project d... [more]

20140709014919-9 ArtHamptons: Looking to Korea and Beyond   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Art Hamptons July 10th - July 13th
Posted 7/9/14

This year, ArtHamptons returns to the Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark bringing a unique focus on contemporary Korean art. Citing a growing fascination in New York with contemporary Korean art, ArtHamptons will feature fifteen Korean art galleries bringing with them over 150 artworks. Fittingly, Korean-born, New York-based multimedia artist Jayoung Chung will open the fair with her performance, Performing with You. Developed in part during her residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center,... [more]

20140709144445-7_kansas_js_rl Light, Linen, Formica, Wax   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ryan Lauderdale, Jessica Sanders at KANSAS June 21st - August 2nd
Posted 7/9/14

In their two-person exhibition, Ryan Lauderdale and Jessica Sanders present work that takes various approaches to creating physical objects through systematic processes. What’s remarkable is how their works seem to dialogue through the diversity of the basic forms and materials each artist prefers. Lauderdale presents hard-edged, technological lamp-like wall sculptures while Sanders is showing two focused groups of paintings that use the properties of beeswax over linen. Their works are disp... [more]

20140709175126-sen2 No Edge of Canvas Remains Untouched: SEN2 at 1AM Gallery   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Sen2 at 1AM Gallery July 3rd - August 1st
Posted 7/9/14

Neighborhoods might be imaginary divisions based on street names, but they hold a real effect over our lives. If we stay in one neighborhood during our entire childhood, it ultimately shapes our world views. If we travel to a new one, we might come back with a shifted perspective. Out of all art forms, graffiti and street art especially emphasize place and space. For graffiti writers tagging trains in New York in the 1980s, the rush was knowing other neighborhoods would see your tag. You didn... [more]

20140708085045-tezcatlipoca The Standard Book of Color: Obsidian Black #161928   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/8/14

Surely black, but so lively one cannot catch its true hue. Volcanic glass cooled too fast to crystalize, scientists never can quite call it a mineral or capture its color too closely. Depending on the angle of shimmer however, approximates exist. Named by Pliny the Elder as Obsius Lapsis, after a dubious claim that it was discovered by a Greek of that name, the gem gained its "d" from a printer’s error. The Aztecs called obsidian itzli, a force that found form in the macahuitl. A wood sw... [more]

20140708135722-hamp1_1 Hampton Happenings: Your Guide to Summer Art in the Hamptons   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at artMRKT Hamptons July 10th - July 13th
Posted 7/8/14

It’s official! This past 4th of July celebration greeted the summer season of New York City’s art scene. Hordes of urbanites will trade in their metro cards for polo mallets as the Hamptons Art Fairs kick into full swing. Troupes of art aficionados will flock to this east-end mecca of white beaches and even whiter ensembles. The Hamptons Art Fairs are known for their trendy parties, trendier market swings, and art collectors who have a penchant for scooping up big ticket items at the d... [more]

20140703062650-la_4 Bike Without Brakes: Interview with Brazilian trio Bicicleta Sem Freio   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/3/14

Brazilian trio Bicicleta Sem Freio describe themselves as a design and illusration collective, and hail from a small town in the centre of Brazil, but recently they’ve caught the eye of international audiences since their work was selected by Charlotte Dutoit (curator JustKids and Pow Wow Hawaii) and they have branched out into painting walls too – hitting up London’s East London for the first time. Only their second ever mural is now reported to be the largest of its kind in... [more]

20140708121829-file1 Getting It   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Colin Snapp at Galerie Allen June 27th - July 27th
Posted 7/7/14

Galerie Allen is a run by the Australian team of independent curator Joseph Allen Shea and artist Mel O'Callaghan, and is situated just west of Gare du Nord, in the tentatively gentrifying ninth arrondissement. These things are a departure from standard Paris format; they’ve eschewed the Marais, the (admittedly awful) left bank, and the more obvious cluster of new galleries centered in Belleville. Plus, there’s the involvement of an artist. The space itself is also something of a hyb... [more]

20140707031009-deimantas_narcevicius_01 Everything is Near: Culture Softens Violence in Manifesta 10   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Pavel Arseniev, Kathrin Becker, Anna Bitkina, Pavel Braila, Lado Darakhvelidze, Ekaterina Degot, Gluklya, Alevtina Kakhidze, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ilya Orlov and Natasha Kraevskaya, Deimantas Narkevicius, Emily Newman, Kristina Norman, Alexandra Pirici, Jonathan Platt, Rimini Protokoll, Aaron Schuster, Slavs and Tatars, Anna Baumgart and Andrzej Turowski, Mierle Laderman Ukeles at State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg June 28th - October 31st
Posted 7/7/14

The Cossacks are an East Slavic ethnic group who have long retained independence from the Russian territorial zone. They exist in Crimea, Ukraine, South Caucasus, and even China. Brutally persecuted in Soviet Russia, Cossacks have now reassumed their legitimacy in the Russian national identity, building on their previous historical role as paid militia for the Russian Empire. A 2005 law reinstated this role under Putin and it has been ascertained that Cossack paramilitary activities in East Ukraine and Crimea constitute a form o... [more]

20140707180807-image Graffiti Writer to Gallery Owner: The Story of the Unassuming Mr. Steven Daily   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 7/7/14

The latest conversations between Steven Daily and myself left the overwhelming impression of a busy man. One jam-packed with the commonalities of adulthood: homemaking, career, the works. He’s currently in the middle of uprooting from his home in Hollywood—the one he lived for nearly 10 years—to lay new roots in Pasadena 30 minutes Northeast of LA. In between receiving texts reading “Just finished the kitchen,” or “Hi Kim, just got home. Had to pick up a desk,... [more]

20140706065053-flm_3568 Circling Time   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ashish Avikunthak at Chatterjee & Lal Gallery June 27th - August 2nd
Posted 7/6/14

In Rati Chakravyuh, filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak presents several conceits. A single take of 102 minutes in a 105-minute film, screened as a very large projection at Chatterjee & Lal, has Rati, the Goddess of Love in Hindu mythology explored as the notion of desire through the ages, and Chakravyuh (a military formation mentioned in the Hindu epic Mahabharata that consists of a labyrinth of concentric circles) used as a defense mechanism. It’s a gauntlet that Avikunthak throws down from the sta... [more]

20140705094252-1 An art festival salutes Rockaway! resilience   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Marina Abromovic, Doug Aitken, Nanu Al-Hamad, Uri Aran, Kevin Beasley, Neïl Beloufa, Anna Betbeze, Huma Bhabha, Lizzi Bougatsos, Carol Bove, Pete Brady, Olaf Breuning, Loreto Caceres, Janet Cardiff, James Clar, Shezad Dawood, Rodney Dickson, Thomas Dozol, Zackary Drucker, Brandon d’Leo, Olafur Eliasson, Roe Ethridge, James Ferraro, Fred Fleischer, Ryan Foerster, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Shingo Francis, Asha Fuller, Daniel Gordon, Mike Haff, Rachel Harrison, Hugh Hayden, Camille Henrot, Jonathan Horowitz, Matt Hoyt, Donna Huanca, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Justin Jay, JPW3, Gavin Kenyon, Caitlin Keogh, Terence Koh, Andrei Koschmieder, Ajay Kurian, Sadie Laska, Margaret Lee, Dominik Lejman, Jason Bailer Losh, Nancy Lupo, Marcos Lutyens, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, Gloria Maximo, Ryan McNamara, Cindy Meyers, John Miller, Tracey Moffatt, Marlie Mul, Narcissister, Georgie Nettell, Adrienne Pao, Beth Perkins, Elizabeth Peyton, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Adam Putnam, Adrián Villar Rojas, Ugo Rondinone, Aura Rosenberg, Carly Ruggieri, Tom Sachs, Nigel Scott, Gregory Siff, Laurie Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Keone Singlehurst, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallet, Stewart Uoo, Allyson Vieira, Saya Woolfalk, Amy Yao at Rockaway Beach Surf Club June 29th - September 1st
Posted 7/5/14

Last weekend Rockaway Beach’s Fort Tilden opened its gates to a crowd of art connoisseurs, local creatives, and bronzed beach goers for a day of art and activism supporting Rockaway Beach. The Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Parks Service hosted the hordes of art lovers who came to witness the opening of the site specific art installations (on view through September 1st), a free open-air performance by rock legend Patti Smith, and a Walt Whitman poetry reading by hipster heartthrob... [more]

20140710102120-henrik_vibskov___vibskovski_72___ruttkowski_68_5 The Multifarious Henrik Vibskov   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Henrik Vibskov at Ruttkowski 68 June 6th - July 20th
Posted 7/5/14

Henrik Vibskov has a lot going on. Between playing drums for Trentemøller, designing avant-garde fashion for his own eponymous fashion label, and doing costume and set design for clients ranging from the ballet to Björk, Vibskov makes art. True to his multifarious creative output, his visual art leans in many different directions, from photographs to prints, to textiles, woodcuts and objects. Aesthetically these objects seem bound by their shared explorations of line and color, simultan... [more]

20140703144006-untitled__1__chicago_tribune_tower__2009_carter Major Modernist What-If   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jeff Carter at THE MISSION June 27th - August 16th
Posted 7/3/14

Chicago has a special claim to a Bauhaus lineage. It makes sense that the legendary German school of design relocated to the city in 1937, given that Chicago’s own selfhood story mixes industrial utopianism, innovative architecture and design, and a persistent can-doism—all qualities that mesh well with Bauhaus philosophy. Beyond the idealist affinities, though, it is hard to resist adding the prominence of the advertising and marketing industry in Chicago to the list. After all, despi... [more]

20140702062816-image TACO TRICYCLE TIMBUKTU   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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John Atherton, Hin, BOB MOTOWN at Stour Space July 3rd - August 4th
Posted 7/2/14

From the pleasing alliteration of this trichotomous show at Hackney Wick’s canalside arts space you might surmise the infantile irreverance these artists share for the art world etc and reading the somewhat silly press release you’ll be not much wiser as to what the exhibition is about. Taking animals and absurdity as shared visual motifs, the London-based trio work in illustration and graphic design, but for their first collaboration on an exhibition, the emphasis is on screen prin... [more]

20140627175109-bigpicture Larry Clark Photograph Sale   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Larry Clark at Simon Lee July 1st - July 6th
Posted 7/2/14

Oh London. With your unending ability to hype a party in a shoebox into the event of the summer. If you’ve lived in London for any amount of time, you’ll have to develop a discerning eye for what’s genuinely meritorious of hype, and what’s just flotsam. From today until Saturday, epic photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark, aged 71, is unloading some of his life’s detritus, and will be selling off original photographic prints from his humungous archive of work, out of crat... [more]


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