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20140905141722-2 The Donut and the (ass)hole  
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Mungo Thomson at Kadist Art Foundation > San Francisco
September 17th - November 1st
Posted 9/18/14

Mungo Thompson fancies himself clever. He thinks that public affirmations of private struggle are curious, and can’t wrap his pretty little middle class head around the idea that they might be empowering. He likes Bruce Nauman’s neon spiral form… he likes the idea that it takes up a commercial vehicle to advertise non-commodity slogan. He thought it would be cute to rifle through self-help books and AA 12-step guides, pick out phrases, and pay somebody to fabricate neon spiral aff... [more]

Curator's Open: First Peek at Our Show at EXPO Chicago  
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9/15/14 Posted 9/15/14

Voynich Manuscript. image via Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library We've never done this before. This year we launched our first-ever Curator's Open, where we asked you to use our massive database of art to curate our booth at EXPO Chicago. We then handed over the submissions to an expert jury of curators to decide which show we should put on. They selected Amsterdam-based curator and critic Manus Groenen's show "Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript." Featurin... [more]

20140808153712-linda_storm_and_pabo_perea_nyny New Century Artists  
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Barbara Cuthel, Eva Genevieve, Arlene Horton, Israel Maranon, Pablo Perea, Linda Storm at New Century Artists, Inc. > New York
August 8th - August 16th
Posted 8/8/14

Non-Pretentious [more]

20140730233945-yau FRIEZE MAGAZINE: Hey Man / Amen by Txema Novelo.  
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Txema Novelo at YAUTEPEC > Worldwide Ciudad de México
November 17th, 2011 - December 11th, 2011
Posted 7/31/14

First published in Issue 146, April 2012 by Gabriela Jauregui:http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/txema-novelo/ [more]

20140424051112-image_4 Leonel Matheu at Frost Art Museum "Crossroads of the Dystopia"  
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Leonel Matheu at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum > Miami
July 12th - September 14th
Posted 7/27/14

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/events/crossroads-of-the-dystopia-4147458/ http://wsimag.com/art/10108-leonel-matheu-crossroads-of-the-dystopia http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2014/07/leonel_matheu_weaves_a_spell_on_viewers_at_the_frost_art_museum_1.php http://www.diariolasamericas.com/vida-y-artes/leonel-matheu-expone-frost-museum-miami.html http://www.knightarts.org/community/miami/the-not-so-innocent-world-of-leonel-matheu http://www.examiner.com/article/leonel-matheu-brings-crossroads-of-the-dystopia-to-the-frost-art-museum http://thecubanartproject.com/2014/06/19/leone... [more]

20140724150029-creation_one Kuchera creates new paintings for group show.  
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Tamriko Bardadze, Edward Grad, Andrea Kroenig, John C. Kuchera, Stella Lillig, William Conroy Lindsay, Rob Ordonez, Camille Perrottet, Hans Wolf at JEANNE D'ARC > New York
August 17th - September 14th
Posted 7/24/14

Creation is a new painting series by American artist John C. Kuchera. He was born in Cleveland Ohio and has lived in New York City since the early 1980s. Creation 1,2 and 3 will be featured in a group art exhibit in Chelsea called the 20” x 20” art show. Opening reception is Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 6-8pm. 253 west 24 Street in New York City. The Art Exhibit will be on view from August 17 to September 14, 2014. He likes to do at least 12 of each of the series to ensure... [more]

20140724192254-mcp_0064_websize Seanica Howe on artist James B. Clover  
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James B. Clover at YEELEN GALLERY > Miami
September 13th - November 1st
Posted 7/24/14

James B. Clover at Yeelen Gallery There is actual art out there within the walls of Miami’s white cubes and there is a strong possibility that it will make you feel something other than a hang-over. Where is it going to be? Within the confines of the new 10,000 square foot space now occupied by Yeelen Gallery, in Little Haiti. Yeelen will be exhibiting the American artist and consummate academician James B. Clover this September, opening reception with the artist will be on September... [more]

20140505213706-mike_kelley_aah_youth Some Closing Thoughts on the Mike Kelley Retrospective (MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles)  
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Mike Kelley at MOCA Geffen Contemporary > Los Angeles
March 31st - July 28th
Posted 9/1/14

To borrow a thought from Deleuze and Guattari, art is not chaos, but a composition of chaos that makes possible a wide range of unpredictable new emotions and ideas. It pushes at the borders of the imagination, inviting new ways of seeing, and sharping our capacities for critical reflection. Truly powerful art may even change how we perceive our world, and re-situate our agency within it. The Mike Kelley retrospective (currently on view at LA MoCA), reminds me of a quote by filmmaker David Lyn... [more]

20140203023917-agung_sukindra__2014__her_acustic_bass__oil_on_wooddk Jakarta Art Gallery kemang 58  
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139 artists at gallery kemang 58 > Street
February 20th, 2013 - March 16th
Posted 2/3/14

The Kemang 58 gallery is a alternative spot for art lovers to enjoy various indonesian arts where The kemang 58 gallery exhibit solo and group arts continuously The concept was to meet the art lovers and patrons to the artist in hope that there is a communication build between them to share idea, characters, style and backgrounds The galery where located jn kemang raya 58, jakarta was built from a beautiful house. We welcome you to check an ongoing exhibit that been host at http://www.talentaorganizer.com/gallerykemang58.htm ... [more]

20140528222250-00220140529 CIRCUMAMBULATING MELANCHOLY FROM INSIDE OUT  
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Naveen Kumar A, Lokesh B. H., Aishwaryan K, Mohan Kumar T. at Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore > India
May 24th - June 21st
Posted 6/4/14

The artists have constructed a ritualistic way to make viewers encounter their collective pursuit. At the origin of the circumambulation is Lokesh B H’s colourful melancholy. A sense of deprivation is narrated, busses and people traveling in these busses have colour but the airplane is just not functional; it does not have a door or window. A cat is hunting for a fish bigger than its mouth. There is no center to most of the compositions instead is a synecdoche; when the center is painted... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Winner Michael Zelehoski Now At Mike Weiss Gallery  
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5/19/14 Posted 5/19/14

We're so excited to congratulate our first ArtSlant Prize Winner Michael Zelehoski on being newly represented by elite Chelsea gallery, Mike Weiss Gallery. Zelehoski won the 2009 Artslant Prize with his stunning Human Lobster Trap. In the past five years, Zelehoski has shown his work extensively across the U.S., represented by a number of galleries including Dodge Gallery, Ethan Cohen, and Christina Ray Gallery. Zelehoski was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He received his Associates of Art degree... [more]

Kickstarter Opens First Art Exhibition in Brooklyn  
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5/14/14 Posted 5/14/14

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]

20140221215533-hap_02_2014_pcard_page_2 Ryan Reggiani Hap Gallery, Portland, Oregon Recommendation by Richard Speer  
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Ryan Reggiani at Hap Gallery > Worldwide Portland
March 6th - March 29th
Posted 3/26/14

New York City-based artist Ryan Reggiani fills the gallery with an accomplished selection of works across a diverse range of media. The elegant sculpture "Untitled (Hanging)" employs straight and curved steel rods in immaculate counterposition. There is a sense of whimsy in another set of wall sculptures comprised of light bulbs and electrical cords within a metal frame. In a dramatic suite of standing concrete sculptures, the artist has stacked hollow forms around a central axis of metal rods, de... [more]

20140226224723-questionable_food___3__2013 Sculpture magazine January/February 2014  
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Kathleen Elliot at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York > New York
April 3rd, 2013 - May 26th, 2013
Posted 3/3/14

New York Kathleen Elliot Tenri Cultural Institute of New York by Dominick Lombardi Kathleen Elliot's glass sculptures straddle the line between ritual and playfulness. Her work, which stems from a love of natural forms, explores how the wonders of nature, big and small, have an indisputable calming effect on us as we muddle through the distractions of daily life. Works such as Whispering Vine (2008) recall ceremonial dance, as a circle of latticed glass, capped with upward-reaching leaves,... [more]

The Con Artist: Pussy Riot's Riot, Ai-Caramba!, and Wasss?!  
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2/21/14 Posted 2/21/14

Pussy Riot's Riot Following a tumultuous week of performances protesting the Olympics in Sochi, Russian punk band Pussy Riot released a music video criticizing Vladimir Putin and the Sochi Winter Games. Titled “Putin will teach you how to love the motherland” (above), the video includes footage of the band being beaten with horsewhips while trying to stage a performance in front of an Olympic sign. In their lyrics, the female activist group criticizes Putin for using the Olympics... [more]

The Con Artist: Helping Children, Knee Capping Children, and Clooney is Confused  
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2/14/14 Posted 2/14/14

It Was For the Children Photo of Simon Metke, 33, by Jana G. Pruden via Edmonton Journal Edmonton resident and small time weed dealer Simon Metke had no idea he was in possession of a stolen ancient Persian artifact valued at $1.2 million, so just chill out. Canadian officials raided Metke’s apartment late last month, and (according to the Edmonton Journal) Metke was just sort of like, woah, “What the heck is going on?” “There’s like 20 RCMP officers flooding my... [more]


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