Los Angeles Times Review
By: Leah Ollman
Simryn Gill's quietly stunning photographic series, "My Own Private Angkor," focuses on a housing development in a seaside town in Malaysia.
The complex was built in the 1980s, but never occupied. Over time looters have stripped the site of salable metals. Surfaces have eroded. Dried leaves pile up on the floors and vines creep through the window openings.
Gill's pictures, largely of abandoned domestic interiors, speak of both promise and ruin, of p... [more]
Mega-Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is opening its first art show ever tomorrow at their headquarters in Brooklyn, featuring artists who have used the platform to fund their own projects.
They have a stellar line up including the Marina Abromovic Institute, Swoon, Heather Hart, and Jeremy Baily. A couple names we’re particularly excited to see are Leon Reid IV and Saya Woolfalk.
Reid, a public artist whose recently made a foray into 3D-printing, used Kickstarter to fund a public art in... [more]
Irish Photographer Richard Mosse was awarded the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his stunning photo series and film installation documenting, in unsettlingly bright pinks and brilliant fuchsias, the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mosse was presented with the award, including a £30 thousand prize, at The Photographers’ Gallery in London yesterday.
For The Enclave, Mosse spent two years embedded with rebel forces in the war-torn eastern reg... [more]
PULSE New York named Hassan Hajjaj their 2014 PULSE Prize winner on Friday. Hajjaj was chosen for the award, including a $2,500 prize, by an invitational jury including Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art NY; Paddy Johnson, founder and Editorial Director of Art F City; Julia Kaganskiy, director of NEW INC., New Museum; and Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels.
Part fashion photography, part hip hop, part pop art, t... [more]
image courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York
Whew! Finally, #TheFrickCollection has realized it's #2014. The staunchly conservative #museum amended its visitor policies to allow #photography without flash aka #MUSEUMSELFIE! (#filters are a go).
The decision closely follows a host of other institutions' move to lighten up already, Hyperallergic reported. In allowing photography, The Frick Collection joins the ranks of MoMA PS1, the Met, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, and the Getty Museum.
Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery, and Google+ just announced the winners of their first-ever Motion Photography Prize. “Motion Photography” is apparently the high-brow version of a GIF, those low-brow, low-tech repeating videos long enjoyed by Tumblr gurls and basement dwelling neckbeards, and more recently, everyone. They've also already been kind of a thing in the art world—the Pittsburgh collective VIA launched its intense 2014 T.GIF tournament last month and we hosted our own... [more]
Daniel Gordon, "Still Life with Pitcher and Apples", 2013, C-Print, 50" x 40", Courtesy of the artist.
This week Brooklyn-based Photographer Daniel Gordon was awarded the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award 2014, given to one young photographer each year, who receives €20,000 and an exhibition in Foam Amsterdam.
Gordon constructs these incredible still lifes out of scraps of paper and found objects, which he then photographs. He doesn’t create them using PhotoShop. It’s a throwb... [more]
Sun Tunnels (1976) via CLUI
Photographer, videographer, and sculptor Nancy Holt, 75, passed away Saturday in Manhattan after fighting a long battle with Leukemia.
Holt, best known for her monumental sized sculptures in Southwest, was one of the first, and most notable, pioneers of the Land-art movement of the 60s and 70s. She was a rarity in her time, both as a woman in an art world still largely dominated by men and as an artist eschewing the gallery for on-site installations. Over her fif... [more]
Adel Gorgy, Traces of Pollock #3, 2013, Pigment Print, 40 x 72 in. (100 x 180 cm.)
Adel Gorgy, in his current exhibition, Traces of Pollock, de Kooning and Warhol at Able Fine Art NY in Chelsea has brought keen observation, a graceful esthetic and a unique vision and process to an impressive body of work. In the current age of knockoffs and spinoffs, prequels and sequels, true originality of thought and expression, like Adel Gorgy's, is rare and worthy of attention.
In a series of photographi... [more]
Jasper Johns, Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Sculptor and cacoepy-vigilante Jasper Johns testified before a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, stating that no, he did not authorize anyone to reproduce his sculpture, and it’s pronounced ˈraʊʃənbɜːɡ, btw. The 83-year-old artist, whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, was called to testify in the case against founder Brian... [more]
DO NOT WORK WITH PEVETO by houartylove Renée Lotenero at PEVETO
November 2nd, 2012 - December 15th, 2012
The exhibition is good, and congrats to the artist. A good friend of mine told me a rather disturbing story recently. He had been working with scott for years, and scott has helped him a great deal. Recently scott has not been able to sell as much art to pay his bills and has resorted to throwing events to sustain his gallery. Scott openly admits his failure, in his bathroom there is a painting that says 'BLACKBALL' which he says he got an employee to make in order to remind him how his ex-wife ha... [more]
The 5th Annual RAWards, from RAW: natural born artists, hits L.A. this Sunday naming the best of the underground and unconventional. Already the largest indie arts awards show in the world, RAWards is honors artists and musicians as well as filmmakers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and accessory designers.
We’re particularly excited to find out about their RAW Visual Artist of the Year, Jennifer Hansen from San Francisco and Photographer of the Year, Kait O’Brien from Minnesota.... [more]
Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]
February 29th was the opening night for the show A COOL WIND BLOWS at NOoSPHERE Arts. Another time this nonprofit art space is an important place where put on show and create connection between the american and the norwegian art scene. A COOL WIND BLOWS was born from the collaboration between the National Association of Norwegian Sculptures (NBF) and the art space. 14 norwegian artists are showing their works creating literally a cool wind blowing through the gallery’s spaces flooding in a wi... [more]