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20150331124728-_peter_williams_novella_4 Kicking Against the Pricks   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Peter Williams at NOVELLA March 13th - April 5th
Posted 3/31/15

“And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, 'Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.'” —Acts 26:14 (King James Version) "We have art in order not to die from the truth." —Nietzsche The paintings of Peter Williams have, for a long time, addressed the nature of the body, specifically addressing how one might inhabit such a fragile space in such an arbi... [more]

20150319094644-2 Henry Taylor Filters Life Through Portraiture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Henry Taylor at Untitled New York March 1st - April 4th
Posted 3/24/15

Near the entrance of Untitled Gallery on the Lower East Side is a slab of concrete with a shovel stuck into it. Chair legs and wire sprout off the shovel, as do branches wrapped in stretched pantyhose like wings on an urban angel. The shovel’s handle fits into the mouth of a plastic bottle shaped like a fuel container, painted black to resemble an African mask. On the adjacent wall hangs an antique wooden mirror frame, which now holds a hand-drawn Confederate flag found by the artist. Two to... [more]

20150312204907-s58_yoshitoshi_the-enlightenment-of-daruma Cat Obsession: A Chat with Life of Cats Curator Miwako Tezuka   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Japan Society Gallery March 13th - June 7th
Posted 3/12/15

If there’s one thing the internet is good for, it’s cats. So when the Japan Society in New York announced its Life of Cats exhibition—featuring ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicting cats from the Edo Period (1615-1867)—the internet duly erupted with fanfare. The show, which opens today, has made the rounds not only in the usual art publications, but also in myriad pop culture blogs and magazines, attesting to the near universal appeal of feline themes. I think we can be quite as... [more]

20150306152025-10982082_10203121760198641_8903736113105361187_n Playful? Or Childish? The Art We Deserve   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/6/15

Hopping around the fairs you start to notice some trends in material and content. We’ve noticed a healthy use of floral foam at Independent and Armory, rock-climbing grips as wall plinths, new-media on canvas, and a whole bunch of animated icons making their way into the pictorial plane. There is a lot of playfulness this year… but it’s all rather childish. Per Fhager at Stene, exhibiting at Volta NY On a far wall in the upper reaches of Independent, there’s a photo dip... [more]

20150306152136-screen_shot_2015-03-06_at_3 Armory Show 2015: The #Instagrammies   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/6/15

An art fair isn't the most innovative cultural event—it might even make you worry about the state of culture and raise concerns about the mental health of art industry workers. No, it's not the most relaxed way to experience art—bonus points for the most nauseating strip lighting in the world. Important questions are raised by this year's Armory Show, such as: why shouldn't I attach a GoPro to my dog? Why should a sweater have armholes? It also reminds us that the true frisson of art... [more]

20150306121149-sc_jan_peter_hammer_at_supportico_lopez-labor Vernissage Report: Independent 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at Independent March 5th - March 8th
Posted 3/6/15

Malfunctioning subways, icy roads, and slushy sidewalks did little to deter fair-goers from attending Independent’s Vernissage last night. It is year six for Independent, an art fair that continues to provide a refreshing alternative to the heavy-handedness of its behemoth counterparts on the piers. An open floor plan directs traffic in a meandering fashion, contrary to the congested roadways of gridded booths across town at Armory. This wandering through and around works not only creates a br... [more]

20150305114038-screen_shot_2015-03-05_at_11 No Need to Be Anxious, Neil Patrick Harris—the Paintings Are All Right   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at The Armory Show March 5th - March 8th
Posted 3/5/15

As I was walking around the Armory Show preview on a slushy Wednesday afternoon, I overheard Neil Patrick Harris say, like a self-assuring mantra, “This is not going to make me anxious” as he walked into the fair. I empathized, ridden already with the anxiety of two hours' worth of art-gazing and glad-handing behind me. Fairs are bound in anxiety for a lot of reasons. They are sheer feats of organization, for one, but it’s the clash of cash and creation that makes them uneasy... [more]

20150304142748-juliana_huxtable_nuwaubian Security Breach: A Surveillance Love Affair at the New Museum Triennial   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Nadim Abbas, Niv Acosta, Sophia Al-Maria, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Shadi Habib Allah, Ed Atkins, Olga Balema, Frank Benson, Sascha Braunig, Antoine Catala, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, José León Cerrillo, Onejoon Che, Tania Perez Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verena Dengler, DIS, Aleksandra Domanovic, Casey Jane ELLISON, Exterritory, Ane Graff, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Eloise Hawser, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lena Henke, Lisa Holzer, Juliana Huxtable, Geumhyung Jeong, Renaud Jerez, K-HOLE, Shreyas Karle, Josh Kline, Eva Koťátková, Donna Kukama, Firenze LAI, Oliver Laric, Li Liao, Rachel Lord, Basim Magdy, Nicholas Mangan, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Ashland Mines, Shelly Nadashi, Eduardo Navarro, Steve Roggenbuck, Avery K. Singer, Martine Syms, Lisa Tan, Luke Willis Thompson, Peter Wächtler, Guan Xiao at New Museum February 25th - May 24th
Posted 3/4/15

Why do we need agents, the 00 section? Isn't it all rather quaint? Well, I suppose I see a different world than you do, and the truth is that what I see frightens me. I'm frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do not exist on a map, they aren't nations. They are individuals. So before you declare us irrelevant, ask yourselves—how safe do you feel? —M, Skyfall The question: how safe do you feel? How safe do we feel in a world where technology has been absorbed? Wh... [more]

20150303124745-empire-state-header-2_abb72bb8-f0fa-46ce-a314-72dae58cd4ef Beyond the Fairs: 10 Shows to See in NYC This Week   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/3/15

At last, Armory Arts Week has arrived. From the Armory Show to VOLTA NY to Scope—one might easily get lost planning visits to every fair (our Fair Guide can help with that!). But if ten art fairs aren't enough to divide your attention this week, galleries and museums around the city have set their exhibition clocks to chime with the Armory Show and its satellites too. New exhibitions will be opening citywide this week to capitalize on the art world's Manhattan descent. There are a thousand to... [more]

20150302110224-tas-14 Armory Arts Week: Your Guide to the Fairs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/2/15

With the Armory Show each March comes the orbit of satellite fairs, each with their own set of opening parties, special projects, lecture series, performances, and "happenings." To help make sense of it all, we present The Guide—your one-stop doc for a week's worth of logistics, highlights, and unmissable Armory Week events. Click on the fair icons for additional information about location, dates, admission fees, etc. Culturunners photomontage by Azra Aksamija, ©Art Jameel and... [more]

20150302142540-20150302013730-ida_kvetny Exclusive Video Interviews from GalleryLOG with VOLTA Featured Artists   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/1/15

VOLTA is Armory Week's invitational contemporary art fair uniquely dedicated to solo projects. In association with GalleryLOG and VOLTA NY, ArtSlant presents exclusive video interviews with six featured artists from VOLTA NY. Click on the link to watch the interview or find more information about each artist. Ida Kvetny Galleri Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, booth C4) VOLTA NY 2015 Dustin Yellin Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles, booth B1) VOLTA NY 2015 ... [more]

20150225142952-4 Has the Net Made Us More Nervous?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 2/25/15

A handful of the UK’s young artists have nervousness on the brain—or so it seems, judging by a recent crop of artistic endeavors discussing 21st century anxiety. Among current examples are Helen Carmel Benigson’s solo show Anxious, Stressful, Insomnia Fat at Carroll/Fletcher, London; Rosamund Lakin’s cyberchrondriac film First Opinion at Modern Art Oxford and "This is not a Symptom," a South London Gallery lecture series on the micropolitics of nervousness, facilitated by artis... [more]

20150223132253-_ Fractal Realities: A Look at Lala Abaddon's Amazing Photo-Weavings   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Lala Abaddon at Castor Gallery February 26th - March 29th
Posted 2/24/15

Mixing painting and weaving with 35mm photography, Brooklyn-based artist Lala Abaddon creates intricate woven works that “create space and time within a stationary moment” through her use of color and contrast. By cutting printed photographs into hundreds of strips, which she then weaves together, Abaddon creates a deconstructed collage of worldly experience, exemplifying alternate realities of chaos, color, and the universe. Her work dives into the cerebral components of human connection wit... [more]

20150223150008-2 Preview: MENAM at Armory 2015   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 2/23/15

Middle East-centric shows are having a moment in American museums, but the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean (MENAM) focus at this year’s Armory Show (March 4-8) will mark the first time a fair in the US has brought a large showing of art from the region to a commercial environment. Curator Omar Kholeif and focus partners Edge of Arabia and Art Jameel have selected a handful of galleries, each of which will feature a maximum of two artists, balanced between modern and contemporary.... [more]

20150103152323-pl049_qf_wiley_kw-pa12-033-shantavia-beale-ii-crop_428w Kehinde Wiley's Empire of Vulnerability   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum of Art February 20th - May 24th
Posted 2/20/15

“Kehinde Wiley is everywhere right now,” said Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, as the small press tour began. This was not an exaggeration by any means; Wiley garnered recent attention when his paintings appeared as backdrops in Fox's Empire, a highly stylized melodrama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong that collages black stereotypes while positioning black bodies into a King Lear-like drama, and for his fashion week photoshoot with New York Magazine. Wiley has been an art star since the mid 2000s when his masterf... [more]

20150216094040-in2306_03_cccr Tick, Tick, Bang: On Painting in The Forever Now   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Brätsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Charline von Heyl, Mary Weatherford, Michael Williams at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) December 14th, 2014 - April 5th
Posted 2/16/15

Between 1942 and 1963 Dorothy Canning Miller was the curator of the highly perceptive and ultimately influential Americans shows at the Museum of Modern Art. Beginning with Americans 1942: 18 Artists From 9 States and ending with Americans 1963, Miller presented the work of artists such as Hyman Bloom, Robert Motherwell, Jay DeFeo, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Lee Bontecou, and Frank Stella—artists who would ultimately be the defining contributors to the mid-century American art historic... [more]


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