ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Art Southampton - July 24th - July 24th <p>Some new pieces, bth sculture and painting will be included in the Peter Marcelle Project booth at the art fair</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:36:48 +0000 - Art Southampton - July 24th - July 24th <p>Some new pieces, bth sculture and painting will be included in the Peter Marcelle Project booth at the art fair</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:57 +0000 Alessandro Giorgetti - New Museum - July 23rd - July 23rd <p>Milano - Il 17 Luglio, in una serata riservata a collezionisti della Milano bene, presso una casa privata d&rsquo;asta.&nbsp;</p> <p>E&rsquo; stato battuto il dipinto &ldquo; Brain&rdquo;, del maestro dell&rsquo;astrattismo&nbsp;<strong>Alessandro Giorgetti</strong>&nbsp;. All&rsquo;asta ha presieduto come battitore, il critico e storico d&rsquo;arte<strong>Vittorio Sgarbi</strong>.</p> <p>L&rsquo;acquirente &egrave; un imprenditore svizzero, il quale si &egrave; aggiudicato l&rsquo;opera con una cifra a pi&ugrave; zeri, la quale &egrave; stata devoluta in beneficenza.</p> <p>Il &ldquo;Brain&rdquo; del famoso astrattista Alessandro Giorgetti &egrave; un opera unica, dedicata all&rsquo;invecchiamento delle parti celebrali pi&ugrave; importati, quali le connessioni.</p> <p>Vittorio Sgarbi si &egrave; complimentato con i galleristi e gli artisti, per la qualit&agrave; delle opere d&rsquo;arte.</p> <p>Le opere, battute dal critico e storico dell&rsquo;arte &ldquo;venditore&rdquo; d&rsquo;eccezione per la serata, sono state tutte vendute.</p> <p>Con grande orgoglio per l&rsquo;arte contemporanea Italiana e per l&rsquo;artista Alessandro Giorgetti il quale prosegue la sua subliminare crescita professionale.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Alessandro Giorgetti</strong>, &egrave; l&rsquo;artista italiano&nbsp;pi&ugrave; famoso nello sviluppo del linguaggio artistico dell&rsquo;<strong>astrattismo nel mondo</strong>. Le sue opere d&rsquo;arte rivoluzionano e rinnovano il linguaggio artistico, in maniera ricercata e creativa ma dal valore sublime. L&rsquo;artista ha trionfato all&rsquo;estero con la galleria:&rdquo;<strong>DeodatoArte</strong>&ldquo;, superando il record di vendite tra fiere ed aste tra le quali&nbsp;<strong>Hong Kong</strong>&nbsp;e<strong>Singapore</strong>.&nbsp;<img class="caption" title="Alessandro Giorgetti l&rsquo;artista pi&ugrave; famoso nell&rsquo;astrattismo italiano" src="" alt="" align="right" border="0" data-src="/images/alessandro giorgetti.jpg" />Fondatore del movimento artistico&nbsp;<strong>Trampled Art/Arte Calpestata</strong>, presenta progetti unici al mondo, veri capolavori per i pi&ugrave; esigenti basati sull&rsquo;arte contemporanea ma raffinati. Tra le opere possiamo ricordare &ldquo;<strong>Lussuria</strong>&ldquo;, progetto artistico delle sette tentazioni, con opere ad olio in HD Hilighting. Il progetto che ha conquistato l&rsquo;intero&nbsp;<strong>Oriente</strong>:&nbsp;&ldquo;<strong>Materic Surface</strong>&ldquo;, composto da opere realizzate con materiali naturali come il legno ecc. L&rsquo;artista &egrave; unico anche nel modo in cui propone tali opere e progetti, unici, rari e originali. Il&nbsp;<strong>5 Luglio 2014</strong>&nbsp;ha realizzato&nbsp;l&rsquo;evento &ldquo;<strong>We Are Trampled</strong>&rdquo; all&rsquo;Hotel Villa di Castelbranco, presso Milano in diretta mondiale sul&nbsp;suo canale ufficiale&nbsp;di &ldquo;<strong>You Tube</strong>&ldquo;. Oltre 300 testate&nbsp;ne hanno parlato. All&rsquo; evento vi era presente anche&nbsp;<strong>Giorgio Grasso</strong>, curatore della&nbsp;<strong>54a Biennale di Venezia</strong>. Un&nbsp;<strong>evento sensazionale</strong>&nbsp;solo come il grande Artista sa fare.<strong>&nbsp;Alessandro Giorgetti</strong>, ha presentato 33 opere &ldquo;<strong>Crucis web</strong>&ldquo;basate sulla spiritualit&agrave;, le quali dopo&nbsp;<strong>Milano</strong>, approderanno a&nbsp;<strong>New York</strong>. All&rsquo;interno di esse un tocco di perturbanza &egrave; il sangue dell&rsquo;artista sotto resina. Un nuovo progetto del grande Giorgetti &egrave; &ldquo;<strong>Point de Suture</strong>&ldquo;, dedicato al pubblico francese, un progetto d&rsquo;arte a capitoli ,come un romanzo, il catalogo &egrave; stato sviluppato insieme al critico e storico d&rsquo;arte&nbsp;<strong>Mattea Micello</strong>. Grazie all&rsquo;artista possiamo vivere momenti di spettacolo, innovazione, visione di nuove prospettive, dove l&rsquo;arte sa superare ogni emozione per questo vi consiglio di seguire questo grande artista, sul sito ufficiale: &ldquo;<strong></strong></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:53:34 +0000 R. B. Schlather - Whitebox Art Center - September 6th - September 21st <div class="Section1"> <p class="normal" align="center">Whitebox Art Center presents</p> <p class="normal" align="center">as part of its program</p> <p class="normal" align="center">WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge</p> <p class="normal" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="normal" align="center"><em>R. B. SCHLATHER: OPERA: ALCINA</em></p> <p class="normal" align="center"><em>George Frideric Handel, </em><em>1735</em></p> <p class="normal" align="center"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p class="normal" align="center">Open rehearsals | September 6-18<sup>th</sup> | 11am-6pm</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Performances | September 20<sup>th</sup> &amp; 21<sup>st</sup> | 7-9pm
</p> <p class="normal" align="center">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="Section2"> <p class="normal" align="center">PRODUCTION TEAM</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Conductor: Geoff McDonald</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Costumes: Terese Wadden</p> <p class="normal" align="center">&nbsp;Lights: Solomon Weisbard</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Set: Paul DePoo&nbsp;</p> <p class="normal" align="center">CAST<br /> Anne Carolyn Bird | Eve Gigliotti</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Jamie Van Eyck | Katharina Hagopian</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Samuel Levine | David Adam Moore</p> <p class="normal" align="center">&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><em>New York City</em> &ndash; Whitebox Art Center is pleased to present the work of opera director R.B. Schlather as part of <em>WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge</em>.&nbsp; For two weeks, Whitebox&rsquo;s main exhibition space will be a laboratory hosting the first of a series of unconventional works, culminating in two final performances inspired by George Frideric Handel&rsquo;s <em>Alcina,</em> an 18<sup>th</sup> century baroque opera. This theatric installation draws from the <em>opera seria</em> or &ldquo;serious opera&rdquo; of <em>Alcina</em> (1735) with a libretto by Riccardo Broschi, <em>L&rsquo;lsola d&rsquo;Alcina</em> (1728) based off of Ludovico Ariosto&rsquo;s epic poem <em>Orlando Furioso</em>. <em>Alcina</em> is a story of love and illusion that premiered during Handel&rsquo;s remarkable hit season at the Covent Garden Theatre in London in 1735, and is regarded as one of his most inventive and melodic musical scores.</p> <p><em>WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge</em> and R.B. Schlather respond to the changing landscape of operatic performance in New York City and around the world by staging this work in an untraditional opera venue. As a laboratory, <em>WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge</em> is delighted to open all dress rehearsals, starting September 6<sup>th</sup>, prior to the final productions on September 21<sup>st</sup> and 22<sup>nd</sup>. This program will be free and open to the public, during our exhibition hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm. For the final performances, the opera will be enacted live with an orchestra, in Italian, utilizing new technologies with projected English subtitles.</p> <p>The opera is set on the island of sorceress Alcina. This island exists as a beautiful landscape in the middle of the ocean, where Alcina culls her powers to create a paradise, only to lure and seduce the knights that wash up on her shore, one of whom is the heroic Ruggiero. Alcina&rsquo;s magic causes Ruggiero to fall under her spell and, in doing so, he forsakes his duty as a knight and forgets his fianc&eacute;e, Bradamante. The opera develops as Bradamante disguises herself as male &ldquo;Ricciardo&rdquo; and sets out on a mission to recover her love. Accompanied by Alcina&rsquo;s guardian, Melisso, the two are shipwrecked on Alcina&rsquo;s island by fate. Imminent danger awaits Ruggiero, as Alcina possesses the power to transform her foes and lovers of whom she tires into rocks, trees, and wild beasts. The already heavily dramatized plot is further complicated by the integration of different characters who all, in their own right, act on emotions of love and jealousy. <em>Alcina </em>explores themes of identity, illusion, and transformation. In portraying <em>Alcina</em>&rsquo;s thickened plot, Schlather&rsquo;s production brings to life a story of enchantment, folding into it classic operatic moments of romance, betrayal, violence, unrequited love, and magic.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>R. B. Schlather</strong> is an opera director based in Manhattan, NY. Schlather&rsquo;s recent credits include <em>Werther</em> for Opera Company Brooklyn, <em>Treemonisha</em> for New York City Opera, and <em>Some Call Refuge</em> at Vaudeville Park. Additionally, Schlather has directed <em>The Arianna Project</em>, a concert with Nico Muhly and Gotham Chamber Opera at the multimedia art cabaret (le) Poisson Rouge for lauded early music group Musica Nuova. He is also accredited for <em>I. Were.,</em> a pastiche created with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and dramaturge Joe Cermatori for the Gotham Early Music Society. He regularly assists Christopher Alden, most recently at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, English National Opera, New York City Opera, and the Canadian Opera Company. He has assisted Kevin Newbury at Bard Summerscape and Central City Opera. In the near future, Schlather will be directing opera productions at Tanglewood Music Festival and at the Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona.</p> <p>R.B. Schlather&rsquo;s production is part of Whitebox&rsquo;s new program, <em>WhiteboxLab: SoundLounge</em>, which aims to create sustained and in-depth exposure for artists working in temporal mediums such as performance, sound art, and literary arts, while providing a platform for audiences to experience artist practices.</p> <p align="center">The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Press Contact: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Link to full synopsis and press release: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p class="normal" align="center">Link to R. B. Schlather: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:43:16 +0000 Khaled Jarrar - Whitebox Art Center - July 24th - August 7th <p class="normal" align="center">Whitebox Art Center and Undercurrent Projects present</p> <p class="normal" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="normal" align="center"><em>NO EXIT</em></p> <p class="normal" align="center">A Project by Khaled Jarrar</p> <p class="normal" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Exhibition on view July 24<sup>th</sup>&ndash; August 7<sup>th</sup> 2014</p> <p align="center">Opening reception at Whitebox Art Center | July 24<sup>th</sup> | 5-7pm</p> <p align="center">After event and roundtable at Undercurrent Projects | July 24<sup>th</sup> | 7-9pm</p> <p align="center">Ongoing special events at Undercurrent Projects | July 24<sup>th</sup>&ndash; August 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;</p> <p class="normal" align="center">Undercurrent Projects is located at 215 East 5th Street - Lower level (off Bowery) | NYC 10003</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body"><em>New York City</em> - Whitebox Art Center presents a solo show by Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar in conjunction with an underground salon at Undercurrent Projects produced and curated by Myriam Vanneschi.</p> <p class="Body">The Israel Border Police denied artist Khaled Jarrar exit to travel to NYC for this project and his participation in the show <em>Here and Elsewhere</em> at the New Museum. He has since decided to create a new work for this show that deals with his status as well as the current situation in Gaza. This new media piece will be live updated as the situation develops.</p> <p class="Body">For the duration of the show, the art space Undercurrent Projects will function as a salon where informal panel discussions about Khaled Jarrar's work, art from Palestine, and the current situation in Gaza / West Bank will take place.</p> <p class="Body" style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em>NO EXIT</em> is produced and curated by Myriam Vanneschi and co-produced by Igor Molochevski</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: x-small;">The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:12 +0000 Khaled Jarrar - Whitebox Art Center - July 24th - August 7th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:26:47 +0000 - Tria Gallery - July 22nd - September 17th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:22:39 +0000 - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Chelsea - July 24th - August 23rd Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:15:24 +0000 - Sperone Westwater - July 8th - August 15th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:07:43 +0000 Zoe Beloff - Participant Inc. - July 20th - August 17th <p>From July 20 to August 17, 2014, PARTICIPANT INC is proud to present Zoe Beloff,<br />The Days of the Commune, an installation based on Beloff&rsquo;s restaging of Bertolt<br />Brecht&rsquo;s eponymous play. In the spring of 2012, Beloff brought together a group of<br />actors, activists, and artists to perform the play in solidarity with Occupy Wall<br />Street (OWS). Thinking about OWS as a radical theater of the people, the group<br />conceptualized the project as a &ldquo;work in progress,&rdquo; in the sense that all social<br />movements are a work in progress. Rather than stage the play in a theater, The Days<br />of the Commune was performed, scene by scene, in public spaces around New York City,<br />from Zuccotti Park to an East Village community garden.</p> <p><br />The Paris Commune of 1871 was the first great Occupation in modern history. Written<br />in 1948, Brecht&rsquo;s play both dramatizes its short-lived success, and asks questions<br />about the struggle for workers&rsquo; freedom against overwhelming odds. In the process of<br />restaging the production over a period of three months, March through May (the months<br />that the Commune actually existed), Beloff located significant parallels between that<br />socialist revolution and the Occupy Wall Street movement (which celebrates its third<br />anniversary on September 17). For example, both stood for living wages, housing and<br />free education for all. The culmination of Beloff&rsquo;s performance, video, and<br />installation project, The Days of the Commune is a scripted environment that includes<br />a video documenting the performances, props, costumes, posters, and drawings, as well<br />as weekly screenings.</p> <p>Interested in Eduard Manet&rsquo;s drawings of &ldquo;bloody week&rdquo; &ndash; the brutal massacre of<br />revolutionaries that ended the Commune &ndash; Beloff used documentary drawing as a way to<br />begin engaging the OWS movement. More than just a protest movement, OWS enacted anegalitarian, alternative economy reflecting a Marxist value system championed by<br />Brecht, whose &ldquo;epic&rdquo; theater invites us think about the events on stage in relation<br />to what is happening in our lives. In this spirit, Beloff conceptualized The Days of<br />the Commune not as historical reenactment, but a proposal for a commune yet to come.</p> <p>Soliciting amateur and professional actors for the play&rsquo;s fifty speaking parts<br />through the Occupy Performance Guild listserv, postings in downtown theaters, and<br />enlisting her CUNY peers, Beloff assembled a rotating cast of performers. Wearing<br />historical costumes paired with contemporary clothes, the actors&rsquo; intentionally<br />unrehearsed and ad hoc performances undermined the play&rsquo;s theatrical illusions in<br />ways not dissimilar to Brecht&rsquo;s &ldquo;distancing&rdquo; tactics, producing an analogous, desired<br />effect.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:57:15 +0000 Group Show - Pace Gallery - 57th St. - July 17th - August 15th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:49:44 +0000 Robert Chamberlin - Margaret Thatcher Projects - July 24th - August 15th <p><strong>Margaret Thatcher Projects&nbsp;</strong>is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Fountains</em>, a special project room installation of works by&nbsp;<strong>Robert Chamberlin</strong>. Chamberlin&rsquo;s series&nbsp;of heavily decorated porcelain vessels refreshingly explore themes of desire,&nbsp;sexuality, and domesticity. Each vase is&nbsp;decorated by hand using cake-decorating&nbsp;tools and is adorned to create an individual piece with a unique personality.&nbsp;The decoration, inspired by the great jewels and palaces of history, allude to&nbsp;the opulence and power of the past with shared acknowledgment&nbsp;of their demise.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:19:05 +0000 Group Show - Margaret Thatcher Projects - July 24th - August 15th <p class="p2">In escaping the heat of summer, artists often find that&nbsp;the time and leisure that accompanies the season in fact presents a prime and&nbsp;refreshing opportunity to create in the studio.&nbsp;<em>Turn Up the Heat</em>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<strong>Margaret&nbsp;Thatcher Projects</strong>&nbsp;offers a condensed viewing of&nbsp;artists' works from the gallery&nbsp;program alongside modernist furniture by Stoller Works. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Highlights of the exhibition include new paintings by&nbsp;Carlos-Estrada-Vega&nbsp;demonstrating the&nbsp;artist&rsquo;s worn and weathered puzzle-like compositions while&nbsp;<em>Impression 07</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>09</em>&nbsp;by&nbsp;Rainer Gross&nbsp;elaborate on the artist&rsquo;s&nbsp;exploration of richly textured, tactile,&nbsp;abstract surfaces. In&nbsp;<em>Dominion 5</em>,&nbsp;Kevin&nbsp;Finklea&nbsp;expands his scale whereas&nbsp;Omar&nbsp;Chacon&nbsp;looks to early-Renaissance works in establishing his palette for&nbsp;<em>Precursor de Las dos Messalinas</em>.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:14:55 +0000 Group Show - Lesley Heller Workspace - July 23rd - August 16th <p>&ldquo;More is unknown than is known. We know how much dark energy there is because we know how it affects the Universe's expansion. Other than that, it is a complete mystery. But it is an important mystery. It turns out that roughly 68% of the Universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 27%. The rest - everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter - adds up to less than 5% of the Universe. Come to think of it, maybe it shouldn't be called "normal" matter at all, since it is such a small fraction of the Universe.&rdquo;</p> <p><br />- A passage from NASA's website describing Dark Energy/Matter.</p> <p><br />Dark Map is a show of abstract drawing. Not the orthodox type of late modernist abstraction concerned with formalist purity, but a different kind of emergent abstraction primarily interested in discovery rather than stylistic hegemony. Poetically speaking, it involves going outside of what is known into darkness to uncover something new in art and reality. In all of the work there is a sense of exploring the unknown, a mystery; abstraction as giving form to something unnameable, or not yet named. Dark Map focuses on drawing because of the medium's long connection to charting territories both tangible and intangible; conversely for its immediacy; as jots of visual thought.</p> <p><br />The curator states: &ldquo;I like the less common notion of drawing. Not drawing necessarily as depicting or copying something that exists, but as drawing out something unseen, conjuring&rdquo;.</p> <p><br />Most of the artists in Dark Map have a process of finding the shape of their artwork while making it; they do not know what the piece will look like until it is done. Many of them use chance and randomness as part of their process. Some use a set of self-imposed rules whose consequences are unpredictable. Mystery and not knowing<br />are a part of the artwork.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:08:59 +0000 - George Billis Gallery- NY - July 22nd - August 16th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:58:17 +0000 Paul Feeley - Garth Greenan Gallery - July 21st - August 22nd Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:56:34 +0000