ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Liam Everett - On Stellar Rays - September 24th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>On Stellar Rays in pleased to announce the release of&nbsp;<em>INUTILE</em>, a limited edition artist's book by&nbsp;Liam&nbsp;Everett. On September 24, On Stellar Rays will celebrate with a book reelease party.<br /><br />The book features drawings by&nbsp;Everett that trace and layer the forms of outdated hand tools, found by the artist in a studio outside Toulouse, France. Rust marks mix and stain the brittle sheets of a 60 year-old watercolor block found amongst the tools, leaving indexical fragments of now-obsolete utility, pushed to the point of abstraction. Images are presented alongside texts by Bruno Tollon&mdash;describing the history and purpose of the tools&mdash;and prose by Rabih Alameddine.<br /><br />Co-published by On Stellar Rays, Altman-Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, and RITE Editions, San Fransisco. 2015.</p> <p>Artist&rsquo;s Book. Full color, clay pigment printed. Hard cover. Stitch bound. Limited edition of 45 and 5 APs. Signed, dated and and numbered.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:28:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Julia Bland - On Stellar Rays - September 9th - October 25th <p>On Stellar Rays is pleased to announce the opening of Julia Bland&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with the gallery and in New York, <em>If You Want To Be Free</em>.</p> <p>Bland&rsquo;s large-scale works incorporate painting and weaving, exploring the structures and patterns that combine disparate elements into a whole. Ropes, painted canvas, and fabrics woven by the artist are stitched together, forming boundaries that further bind the work &ndash; warp to weft, image to object. The surface is a visible record of Bland&rsquo;s evolving and multi-faceted process.</p> <p>Bland utilizes abstraction to negotiate the space between geometry, symbolism, and representation. Shapes emerge &ndash; an arrow, a shelter, a canyon, a figure &ndash; seemingly familiar, universal, and archaic.&nbsp; While the compositions incorporate structures that imply pure or timeless forms, color and materiality evoke an embodied visual experience. This contrast generates a transient exchange between subjectivity of personal memory and consciousness of the infinite or eternal.&nbsp;</p> <p>Julia Bland (b. in Palo Alto, 1986) received her MFA from Yale in 2012, and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. In 2008, she received the Natasha and Jacques Gelman Travel Fellowship to study Islamic art and Sufism in Morocco.&nbsp; Recent group exhibitions include On Stellar Rays, New York; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York; Anna Kustera Gallery, New York. She is currently a resident in the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:00:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jackie Saccoccio - Eleven Rivington (Chrystie Street) - September 9th - October 18th <div>11R Eleven Rivington and Van Doren Waxter present 2-venue Jackie Saccoccio solo exhibition "Degree of Tilt". In "Degree of Tilt", Jackie Saccoccio asks us to consider her pieces as functional tools, and the exhibition as a continuum of the studio. For this show, Saccoccio has realized her improvisational &lsquo;portraits&rsquo; at an ambitious scale, up to 152 inches in width. By manipulating the alchemical qualities of liquid pools, vis-a-vis tipping, dragging and shaking the large-scale works over one another she fuses physical and intangible to form centripetal works.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Metaphorically, Saccoccio&rsquo;s pieces serve as conceptual containers of overlapping influences that are embedded in the layers. The ill-fated couples Narcissus and Echo, and Cop 663 and Faye from Wong Kar-Wai&rsquo;s film Chungking Express converge with the palettes of Marilyn Minter, Mondrian and Lisa Yuskavage. Referring to the ancient Roman drainage system, Saccoccio conceives the totality of her paintings as a Cloaca Maxima: a repository where paint and ideas flow and pool.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Saccoccio&rsquo;s comparison with the Cloaca Maxima resonates as an act of visual and intellectual excavation, mining through the artist&rsquo;s painted layers, through the last half-century of art making, and through the questions that animate the paintings in Degree of Tilt.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Opening receptions:&nbsp;</div> <div>September 9, 6pm-8pm, in both locations</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Dates:</div> <div>September 9 - October 18 (Eleven Rivington)</div> <div>September 9 - October 23 (Van Doren Waxter)</div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:02:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jackie Saccoccio - Van Doren Waxter Gallery - September 9th - October 23rd <div>11R Eleven Rivington and Van Doren Waxter present 2-venue Jackie Saccoccio solo exhibition "Degree of Tilt". In "Degree of Tilt", Jackie Saccoccio asks us to consider her pieces as functional tools, and the exhibition as a continuum of the studio. For this show, Saccoccio has realized her improvisational &lsquo;portraits&rsquo; at an ambitious scale, up to 152 inches in width. By manipulating the alchemical qualities of liquid pools, vis-a-vis tipping, dragging and shaking the large-scale works over one another she fuses physical and intangible to form centripetal works.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Metaphorically, Saccoccio&rsquo;s pieces serve as conceptual containers of overlapping influences that are embedded in the layers. The ill-fated couples Narcissus and Echo, and Cop 663 and Faye from Wong Kar-Wai&rsquo;s film Chungking Express converge with the palettes of Marilyn Minter, Mondrian and Lisa Yuskavage. Referring to the ancient Roman drainage system, Saccoccio conceives the totality of her paintings as a Cloaca Maxima: a repository where paint and ideas flow and pool.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Saccoccio&rsquo;s comparison with the Cloaca Maxima resonates as an act of visual and intellectual excavation, mining through the artist&rsquo;s painted layers, through the last half-century of art making, and through the questions that animate the paintings in Degree of Tilt.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Opening receptions:&nbsp;</div> <div>September 9, 6pm-8pm, in both locations</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Dates:</div> <div>September 9 - October 18 (Eleven Rivington)</div> <div>September 9 - October 23 (Van Doren Waxter)</div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:00:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jackie Saccoccio - Van Doren Waxter Gallery - September 9th - October 23rd <p>11R Eleven Rivington and Van Doren Waxter to present 2-venue solo exhibition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt, Jackie&nbsp;</em>Saccoccio asks us to consider her pieces as functional tools, and the exhibition as a continuum of the studio. For this show, Saccoccio has realized her improvisational &lsquo;portraits&rsquo; at an ambitious scale, up to 152 inches in width. By manipulating the alchemical qualities of liquid pools,&nbsp;vis-a-vis tipping, dragging and shaking the large-scale works over one another she fuses physical and intangible to form centripetal works.</p> <p>Metaphorically, Saccoccio&rsquo;s pieces serve as conceptual containers of overlapping influences that are embedded in the layers. The ill-fated couples Narcissus and Echo, and Cop 663 and Faye from Wong Kar-Wai&rsquo;s film&nbsp;<em>Chungking Express</em>&nbsp;converge with the palettes of Marilyn Minter, Mondrian and Lisa Yuskavage. Referring to the ancient Roman drainage system, Saccoccio conceives the totality of her paintings as a Cloaca Maxima: a repository where paint and ideas flow and pool.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Saccoccio&rsquo;s comparison with the Cloaca Maxima resonates as an act of visual and intellectual excavation, mining through the artist&rsquo;s painted layers, through the last half-century of art making, and through the questions that animate the paintings in&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt.</em></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:06:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jackie Saccoccio - Van Doren Waxter Gallery - September 9th - October 18th <p>11R Eleven Rivington and Van Doren Waxter to present 2-venue solo exhibition&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt</em>.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt, Jackie&nbsp;</em>Saccoccio asks us to consider her pieces as functional tools, and the exhibition as a continuum of the studio. For this show, Saccoccio has realized her improvisational &lsquo;portraits&rsquo; at an ambitious scale, up to 152 inches in width. By manipulating the alchemical qualities of liquid pools,&nbsp;vis-a-vis tipping, dragging and shaking the large-scale works over one another she fuses physical and intangible to form centripetal works. Metaphorically, Saccoccio&rsquo;s pieces serve as conceptual containers of overlapping influences that are embedded in the layers. The ill-fated couples Narcissus and Echo, and Cop 663 and Faye from Wong Kar-Wai&rsquo;s film&nbsp;<em>Chungking Express</em>&nbsp;converge with the palettes of Marilyn Minter, Mondrian and Lisa Yuskavage. Referring to the ancient Roman drainage system, Saccoccio conceives the totality of her paintings as a Cloaca Maxima: a repository where paint and ideas flow and pool. Saccoccio&rsquo;s comparison with the Cloaca Maxima resonates as an act of visual and intellectual excavation, mining through the artist&rsquo;s painted layers, through the last half-century of art making, and through the questions that animate the paintings in&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt.</em></p> <p>September 9 &ndash; October 18 | 11R Eleven Rivington</p> <p>195 Chrystie Street, NY, NY 10002, Tel: 212 982 1930</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>September 9 &ndash; October 23 | Van Doren Waxter</p> <p>23 East 73<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;Street, NY, NY 10021, Tel: 212 445 0444</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:55:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jacki Saccoccio - Eleven Rivington (Chrystie Street) - September 9th - October 18th <p>11R Eleven Rivington and Van Doren Waxter to present 2-venue solo exhibition&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt</em>.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt, Jackie&nbsp;</em>Saccoccio asks us to consider her pieces as functional tools, and the exhibition as a continuum of the studio. For this show, Saccoccio has realized her improvisational &lsquo;portraits&rsquo; at an ambitious scale, up to 152 inches in width. By manipulating the alchemical qualities of liquid pools,&nbsp;vis-a-vis tipping, dragging and shaking the large-scale works over one another she fuses physical and intangible to form centripetal works. Metaphorically, Saccoccio&rsquo;s pieces serve as conceptual containers of overlapping influences that are embedded in the layers. The ill-fated couples Narcissus and Echo, and Cop 663 and Faye from Wong Kar-Wai&rsquo;s film&nbsp;<em>Chungking Express</em>&nbsp;converge with the palettes of Marilyn Minter, Mondrian and Lisa Yuskavage. Referring to the ancient Roman drainage system, Saccoccio conceives the totality of her paintings as a Cloaca Maxima: a repository where paint and ideas flow and pool. Saccoccio&rsquo;s comparison with the Cloaca Maxima resonates as an act of visual and intellectual excavation, mining through the artist&rsquo;s painted layers, through the last half-century of art making, and through the questions that animate the paintings in&nbsp;<em>Degree of Tilt.</em></p> <p>September 9 &ndash; October 18 | 11R Eleven Rivington</p> <p>195 Chrystie Street, NY, NY 10002, Tel: 212 982 1930</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>September 9 &ndash; October 23 | Van Doren Waxter</p> <p>23 East 73<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;Street, NY, NY 10021, Tel: 212 445 0444</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:53:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alejandra Prieto - Y Gallery - September 16th - October 18th Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:51:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list CHARLES SABBA - Y Gallery - September 7th - September 13th Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:51:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Swiss Institute - September 24th - November 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">Swiss Institute is delighted to present the 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition of its Annual Architecture and Design Series entitled <em>PAVILLON DE L&rsquo;ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home</em>. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of award-winning architecture and design magazine PIN&ndash;UP,&nbsp;the exhibition channels the visionary irreverence of Le Corbusier for a 21<sup>st</sup> century take on domesticity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier participated in the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts D&eacute;coratifs, his contribution &ndash; the original <em>Pavillon de l&rsquo;Esprit Nouveau</em> &ndash; caused an uproar among the fair&rsquo;s organizers. In a commercial trade show intended to facilitate the promotion of the Art D&eacute;co style, his aesthetic was dismissed as antithetical. In retrospect, however, Le Corbusier&rsquo;s <em>Pavillon de L&rsquo;Esprit Nouveau </em>acted as a manifesto that introduced revolutionary design concepts, such as building standardization, mass-production as it applies to furnishings and interiors, and the mechanization of the home. These ideas would resonate for decades to come, largely influencing post-war housing schemes and d&eacute;cor throughout the rest of the 20<sup>th</sup> century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In homage to the original <em>Pavillon de l&rsquo;Esprit Nouveau</em>, Burrichter&rsquo;s exhibition acts as a conceptual show home for the 21<sup>st</sup> century. Ninety years after the original debuted in Paris, this contemporary <em>PAVILLON DE L&rsquo;ESPRIT NOUVEAU</em> explores new modes of domesticity, as well as innovation in furniture design, where craft co-exists with computational expertise. The exhibition features over 30 international designers and artists, most of whom are participating with specially commissioned works. All featured pieces bear key elements in either fabrication or material that highlight industrial&nbsp;progress&nbsp;made in the last 15 years such as laser-cutting,&nbsp;3D-printing, advanced LED-technology, non-woven textiles, and ultra-light carbon-fiber.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to serving as a platform for new design, <em>PAVILLON DE L&rsquo;ESPRIT NOUVEAU</em> is also an interactive, architectural experience. Divided into softly delineated zones, each increasing in levels of privacy, the exhibition design by architect and artist Shawn Maximo makes use of digital rendering technology and Chroma key compositing. The 21<sup>st</sup> century show home incorporates scenarios of different domestic environments, exploring the blurred lines in a culture of digital escapism and surveillance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the characteristically confident words of Le Corbusier, the <em>Pavillon&rsquo;s</em> 2015 iteration at Swiss Institute aims to capture &ldquo;a turning point in the design of modern interiors and a milestone in the evolution of architecture.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will include works by:<br /> Lindsey Adelman, Nanu Al-Hamad, Aranda\Lasch, Alessandro Bava, Josh Bitelli, Camille Blin, Laureline Galliot, Konstantin Grcic, Paul Kopkau, Kram/Weisshaar, Joris Laarman, Max Lamb, Le Corbusier, Piero Lissoni, Philippe Malouin, Shawn Maximo, Jasper Morrison, Jonathan Muecke, Marlie Mul, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Leon Ransmeier, Sean Raspet, Jessi Reaves, Guto Requena, RO/LU, Rossi Bianchi, Julika Rudelius, Soft Baroque, Robert Stadler, Ian Stell, Katie Stout, Elisa Strozyk, Studio Drift, Patricia Urquiola, Christian Wassmann, Bethan Laura Wood.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the curator<br /> </strong>Felix Burrichter is a German-born, New York-based writer and creative director. He studied architecture at the Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture (Paris) and Columbia&nbsp;University (New York) before founding PIN&ndash;UP magazine in 2006 of which he is editor and creative director. PIN&ndash;UP is a biannual architecture and design magazine (&ldquo;Magazine for Architectural Entertainment&rdquo;) that regularly features interviews with renowned architects (SANAA, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, Peter Marino, Ricardo Bofill, Odile Decq, David Adjaye, Santiago Calatrava, Rem Koolhaas) as well as critical essays and contemporary architecture and design photography. Heralded as a &ldquo;cult design zine&rdquo; by the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;and for &ldquo;framing the built environment in decidedly&nbsp;sexy terms&rdquo; (<em>Architectural Digest</em>), in 2011 PIN&ndash;UP was awarded the Gold Medal for Editorial Design by the Art Director&rsquo;s Club America. In addition to consulting on art and design books, Burrichter is a regular contributor to&nbsp;<em>T The New York Times Style Magazine</em>,&nbsp;<em>W Magazine</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Fantastic Man</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Swiss Institute thanks the lenders to the exhibition: Aznom, Monza; Carpenter&rsquo;s Workshop Gallery, London and Paris; Cassina, Milan; Croy Nielsen, Berlin; Designtex, New York; Dzek Limited, London; Emeco, Hanover; Established &amp; Sons, London; Expand Design LTD, London; Febrik, Tilburg; Flos, New York; Galerie Armel Soyer, Paris; Living Divani, Como; Nilufar Gallery, Milan; Vitra, Birsfelden; Volume Gallery, Chicago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SWISS&nbsp;INSTITUTE&nbsp;PROGRAMMING&nbsp;IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH PUBLIC FUNDS FROM PRO HELVETIA,&nbsp;SWISS&nbsp;ARTS COUNCIL, THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, WITH THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO AND THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE. MAIN SPONSORS INCLUDE LUMA FOUNDATION AND FRIENDS OF SWISS INSTITUTE&nbsp;(FOSI), LEADING PARTNERS INCLUDE UBS AND VICTORINOX.&nbsp;SWISS&nbsp;INSTITUTE&nbsp;GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES SWISS AS TRAVEL PARTNER,&nbsp;AND CHELSEA HOTELS AS HOSPITALITY PARTNER.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THE 2015 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN EXHIBITION IS SUPPORTED BY THE GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS, AUSTRIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL NEW YORK, KARA MANN AND CULTURAL PARTNER FONDATION LE CORBUSIER, PARIS. IN-KIND SUPPORT PROVIDED BY: AZNOM; CARPENTER&rsquo;S WORKSHOP; CASSINA; DESIGNTEX; FLOS; GCX; MAHARAM; McGRORY GLASS; PANTONE; RESOLUME; ROSCO LABORATORIES; SOYLENT; USM; VITRA, USA.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:47:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Dora Budor - Swiss Institute - June 24th - September 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">Swiss Institute is pleased to present <em>Spring</em>, the first institutional solo exhibition of New York-based Croatian artist Dora Budor (b. 1984). Through her work, Budor considers the representation of emotional and physical experience within the ideological subtexts of mainstream cinema. She focuses in particular on Hollywood production methods and special effects, where ideas transfer between states of materialization, fictionalization and digitalization. Using cinematic strategies of affect, Budor composes sculptures and architectural interventions that organically incorporate screen-used cinema props. She calls this process &ldquo;reanimation,&rdquo; acknowledging the objects&rsquo; fictional histories while re-contextualizing them in a second life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conceived as a hybrid of heating infrastructure and blood vessels, Budor&rsquo;s sculptures at Swiss Institute wrap around architectural miniatures originally featured in the blockbuster films <em>The Fifth Element</em>, <em>Batman Returns</em>, and <em>Johnny Mnemonic</em>. These structures, covered with artificial weathering, dust, and dirt, become real-life fossils of on-screen experiences. In acts of architectural concrescence, mutation, and circulation, the works hover on the edge of living as autonomous objects with death drives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Of the surrounding blackness, Budor states: &ldquo;Spurred by climate change, bacteria have reappeared on some of the world&rsquo;s oldest mummies, rapidly decomposing their ancient skin into black slime. Once understood as stable, rigid and dead, biological and ecological forces have suddenly revived these deeply historical bodies in a Frankensteinian way &ndash; a symbolic indication of the current moment.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dora Budor: <em>Spring</em> is the second exhibition in the <em>ONE FOR ALL</em> series at SI. Building on Swiss Institute&rsquo;s long history of providing a platform for emerging artists, each show will be the artist&rsquo;s first institutional solo exhibition in the United States with a newly commissioned body of work specifically created for the exhibition space. Swiss Institute is grateful for support from the VIA Art Fund, Presenting Sponsor of the <em>ONE FOR ALL</em> series.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dora Budor (b. 1984 in Croatia) lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include <em>Inhuman</em> at Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2015); <em>DIDING &ndash; An Interior That Remains an Exterior?</em> at K&uuml;nstlerhaus KM&ndash;, Halle f&uuml;r Kunst &amp; Medien, Graz, Austria (2015); <em>The Architect&rsquo;s Plan, His Contagion and Sensitive Corridors</em> at New Galerie, Paris (2015); <em>Believe You Me</em> at 247365, New York (2015); and <em>Flat Neighbors</em> at Rachel Uffner, New York (2014). Budor recently participated in panel discussions at the Judd Foundation and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York. She is a winner of the Rema Hort Emerging Art Award (2014) and is co-director of the project space Grand Century in New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SWISS INSTITUTE IS GRATEFUL TO VIA ART FUND FOR ITS SUPPORT OF THE ONE FOR ALL SERIES, TO THE DORA BUDOR EXHIBITION CIRCLE, AND TO NEW GALERIE IN COLLABORATION WITH NOIRMONTARTPRODUCTION FOR PRODUCTION SUPPORT OF THIS EXHIBITION.<br /> SWISS INSTITUTE PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH PUBLIC FUNDS FROM PRO HELVETIA, SWISS ARTS COUNCIL, THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, WITH THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO AND THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE. MAIN SPONSORS INCLUDE LUMA FOUNDATION, FRIENDS OF SWISS INSTITUTE (FOSI), UBS AND VICTORINOX. SWISS INSTITUTE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES SWISS AS TRAVEL PARTNER, AND CHELSEA HOTELS AS HOSPITALITY PARTNER.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:45:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art - October 1st - January 4th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">On October 1, 2015, Neue Galerie New York will open "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933," an exhibition devoted to Berlin during the Weimar period. The show explores the city using a multi-media approach, revealing this complex period through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, architecture, film, and fashion. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for this show, where it will be on view through January 4, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, Professor of Art History at the Martin-Luther Universit&auml;t Halle-Wittenberg, distinguished scholar, and historian. Dr. Peters recently curated the 2013 show at Neue Galerie, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern&nbsp;Art in Nazi Germany, 1933," as well as the 2010 exhibition "Otto Dix." Pandiscio Co. is the designer for the "Berlin Metropolis" exhibition and catalogue.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Approximately 300 works will be on display, organized into five thematic groupings: The Birth of the Republic; A New Utopia; The "Neue Frau," or New Woman; The Crisis of Modernity; and Into the Abyss. Highlights of the show include a number of major works created in Berlin during this time, such as Herbert Bayer, <em>The Lonely Metropolitan</em> (1932), Max Beckmann, <em>Film Studio</em> (1933); George Grosz, <em>Metropolis</em> (1917); Raoul Hausmann, <em>Dada Triumphs</em> <em>(The Exacting Brain of a Bourgeois Calls Forth a World Movement)</em> (1920); Ludwig Meidner, <em>I and the City</em> (1913); Lily Reich, <em>Collage</em> (1930); Rudolf Schlichter, <em>Blind Power</em> (1937), Georg Scholz, <em>Of Things to Come </em>(1922), as well as major works by John Heartfield and Hannah H&ouml;ch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This show will cover the city from various perspectives in order to demonstrate the dramatic changes that occurred at this time. Berlin saw explosive growth and transformation, as many were attracted to the burgeoning metropolis. Between 1871 and 1919, the population of the city quadrupled, and Berlin became the political center of Germany, as well as the turbulent crossroads of the modern age. This was reflected in the work of artists, critics, directors, and writers of the time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an imperial capital, Berlin was the site of violent political revolution and radical aesthetic innovation. After the German defeat in World War I, collage and montage were conceived as appropriate forms to destroy the traditional bourgeois concept of art. The Berlin Dadaists were reflecting upon the horrors of war&mdash;the trauma of a mechanized conflict&mdash;and the terrors of revolution and civil war. This new spirit was reflected in the artistic, political, and social statements of artists during the birth and formation of the fragile Weimar democracy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Between 1924 and 1929, Berlin became the most "American" city in Europe, and jazz, advertisements, and cinema played a central role in its development. The urban experience was expressed through works of art and through mass culture&mdash;advertisements, magazines, photographs, and posters all boldly proclaimed the spirit of modernity. The concept of the "Neue Frau"&mdash;the modern, emancipated woman&mdash;helped move the city in a new direction. The exhibition at the Neue Galerie includes evidence of all these shifts, including fashion of the time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Finally, Berlin became a hostile stage for political confrontation between the left and the right and was deeply affected by the economic crisis and mass unemployment at the end of the 1920s. The experiences of social and economic crisis and despair began to overshadow the "golden years" of Berlin.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition catalogue, published by Prestel Verlag, provides a complete historical overview of the period. It examines subjects ranging from art and architecture to film, music, fashion, and the "New Woman." Dr. Peters serves as the catalogue editor, which features contributions from such scholars as Leonhard Helten, Sharon Jordan, J&uuml;rgen M&uuml;ller, Janina Nentwig, Dorothy Price, and Adelheid Rasche. "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" is made possible in part by</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="http://www.neuegalerie.org/sites/default/files/users/als.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="39" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:59:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Omar Chacon - Margaret Thatcher Projects - October 22nd - December 23rd Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:52:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list JI ZHOU - Klein Sun Gallery - September 10th - October 10th <div class="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Klein Sun Gallery is pleased to announce&nbsp;Civilized Landscape,&nbsp;Ji&nbsp;Zhou&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in the U.S., on view&nbsp;from&nbsp;September 10 through October 10, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his multimedia practice, Beijing-based&nbsp;Ji&nbsp;Zhou&nbsp;initiates a critical dialogue between reality, perception, and possibility. Themes from the artist's previous series of photography largely dictate and inspire these new works for&nbsp;Civilized Landscape. For example, in the&nbsp;Dust&nbsp;series (2010), photographs of organized landscapes covered in dust were conceived after a fire in the artist's studio. With the click of his shutter, he framed the still-settling ashes atop domestic objects, creating an image dense with temporal dimensions and fine layers of sediment.&nbsp;Ji&nbsp;Zhouhonors the quiet aftermath of the fire, rather than the trauma itself, questioning the obvious forms of composition and documentation. His prior series,&nbsp;Event&nbsp;(2007), examines a similar concept where the artist critiques the genre of documentary photography and the blurred lines separating fiction and nonfiction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ji&nbsp;Zhou&rsquo;s new photographic works for&nbsp;Civilized Landscape&nbsp;further subvert the object as a vehicle for visual representation and interpretation; maps and books become landscapes of possibility. The process tells as much of a story as the final image does:&nbsp;Ji&nbsp;Zhou&nbsp;collects maps, hand-sculpting them into peaks and troughs to mimic mountaintops. He includes books that are assembled into cantilevered towers resembling city skyscrapers. These &lsquo;rural&rsquo; and &lsquo;urban&rsquo; illusions are then photographed, further augmenting reality. As always,&nbsp;Ji&nbsp;Zhou&nbsp;chooses to question rather than offer his own conclusions: What is civilization &ndash; a constructed illusion created by man or an inevitable product of evolution? What is the truly &lsquo;civilized landscape&rsquo;&ndash; tautology or oxymoron?&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ji&nbsp;Zhou&nbsp;was born in Beijing, China, in 1970. He graduated with an MFA in Plastic Arts from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, in 2005. His solo exhibitions include &ldquo;Objectified Spectacle,&rdquo; Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013) and &ldquo;In Situ,&rdquo; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2008). Group exhibitions include: &ldquo;The Persistence of Images,&rdquo; Redtory Art and Culture Organization, Guangzhou, China (2015); &ldquo;The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (2013); &ldquo;Retrospection &amp; Deviation,&rdquo; Times Art Museum, Beijing, China (2011); "Rendez-vous 09,&rdquo;&nbsp;Institut d'Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne,&nbsp;Rh&ocirc;ne-Alpes, France (2009) and&nbsp;&ldquo;55 Days in Valencia,&rdquo; IVAM Centre Julio Gonz&aacute;lez, Valencia, Spain (2008).</p> </div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:50:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jim Gaylord, Douglas Melini, Loie Hollowell, Carl D'Alvia - Jeff Bailey Gallery - September 5th - October 18th Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:48:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Richard Serra - Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. - September 25th - October 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Gagosian New York is pleased to present Richard Serra's new <em>Ramble Drawings</em>.<br /> <br /> Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1938 and has lived in New York since 1966. He studied at the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Barbara) and at Yale University.<br /> <br /> Serra was awarded the insignia of Chevalier de la l&eacute;gion d'honneur by the French government in June of this year.<br /> <br /> Recent exhibitions include "Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years," Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); &ldquo;Richard Serra: Promenade,&rdquo; Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris (2008); &ldquo;Richard Serra Drawings&mdash;Work Comes Out of Work,&rdquo; Kunsthaus Bregenz (2008); and &ldquo;Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective,&rdquo; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2011, traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the organizing venue, Menil Collection, Houston).<br /> <br /> In 2005, <em>The Matter of Time</em> (1994&ndash;2005), a series of eight monumental sculptures, was installed at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. <em>East-West/West-East </em>(2014) was permanently installed in the desert of the Brouq Nature Reserve in western Qatar in 2014.<br /> <br /> Since 1983, Gagosian has presented more than twenty-five major exhibitions of Serra's work in the U.S. and Europe, including &ldquo;Intersection II&rdquo; (Gagosian New York, 1993); &ldquo;Switch,&rdquo; which inaugurated Gagosian West 24th Street, New York in 1999; &ldquo;Wake Blindspot Catwalk Vice-Versa&rdquo; (Gagosian New York, 2003); &ldquo;Junction/Cycle&rdquo; (Gagosian New York, 2011); &ldquo;Drawings&rdquo; (Gagosian Paris, 2011&ndash;12); &ldquo;Double Rifts&rdquo; (Gagosian Beverly Hills, 2013); &ldquo;New Sculpture&rdquo; (Gagosian New York, 2013&ndash;14); and the concurrent exhibitions &ldquo;Backdoor Pipeline, Ramble, Dead Load, London Cross&rdquo; and &ldquo;Drawing&rdquo; (Gagosian London, 2014&ndash;15). In spring of 2016, Gagosian New York will present new large-scale sculptures at the 21st and 24th Street galleries.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:45:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list