Who are the next rebels? What art are they creating and how long will it be until they too are adopted by the mainstream, just as street art and lowbrow before that and Futurism before that and so on?
The way I see it, the art world is stuck at the moment between crippling exhibits of conceptualism done by artists with degrees up the wazoo and over-simplified, no concept, cutesy trash. There’s nothing rebellious about skateboard art or street art or terrible art with zero value for aestheti... [more]
Art after Sandy by Ryan Wong Rita Ackermann, Stephan Antonakos, Stephen Antonakos, Shoja Azari, Eric Banks, Rachel Beach, Z. Behl, Michael Benedetto, Jesus Benevente, Lynda Benglis, Leon Benn, Robert Bergman, antonio bilotta, Vivien Bittencourt, Williamson Brasfield, Michael Brennan, Ric Briggs, Melissa Carroll, Donna Cleary, Chuck Close, Mike Cloud, Diana Cooper, Joanna Pousette- Dart, DAS, N. DASH, Martha Diamond, Rackstraw Downes, Salvatore Farina, Teresita Fernández, C. Finley, Ryan Foerster, Gerald Forster, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Lucy Fradkin, Joey Frank, Natalie Frank, Scott Fulmer, John Ganz, Rico Gatson, Gandalf Gavan, Allison Ginsberg, Juan Gomez, Tamara Gonzales, Ron Gorchov, Dana Gordon, Douglas Gordon, Mark Greenwold, EJ Hauser, Lonnie Holley, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Suzanne Joelson, Darren Jones, Michael Joo, Alex Katz, Benjamine Keating, Mel Kendrick, Owen Keogh, Clay Ketter, Megan Liu Kincheloe, Kathleen Kucka, Antón Lamazares, Noah Landfield, Ronnie Landfield, Matthew C. Lange, James English Leary, Greg Leshe, Matvey Levenstein, Dean Levin, Margrit Lewczuk, Michael Marfione, Kevin Marin, Chris Martin, Zony Maya, Keith Mayerson, Josiah McElheny, Jonas Mekas, Sam Messer, MIKE METZ, Laura Miller, Donald Moffett, and more, Cy Morgan, Nyeema Morgan, Loren Munk, Shirin Neshat, Tammy Nguyen, Jo Nigoghossian, Thomas Nozkowski, Jennifer Nuss, G.T. PELLIZZI, Adam Pendleton, Ellen Phelan, Matt Philips, Jean-Jacques Du Plessis, Rona Pondick, Nickola Pottinger, James Prosek, Carlos Reyes, Samantha Rissmeyer, Max Becher & Andrea Robbins, Joyce Robins, Alexis Rockman, Alexander Ross, Lisa Ross, Brie Ruais, Dean Russo, John Ryan, Michael Ryan, Cordy Ryman, ETHAN RYMAN, Will Ryman, Bill Schuck, Michelle Segre, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Veronika Sheer, Sienna Shields, Arthur Simms, Matt Smilardi, Ray Smith, Sterrett Smith, Colin Snapp, Bosco Sodi, Ursula Sommer, Gary Stephan, Robert Storr, Maya Strauss, Mark di Suvero, Meryl Bennett & Matt Taber, Alina Tenser, Mickalene Thomas, Dan Torop, Lee Tribe, Daniel Turner, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Tomas Vu, Merrill Wagner, Corban Walker, Joan Waltemath, Nari Ward, Benjamin Weber, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Wendy White, Stanley Whitney, Terry Winters, Nicole Wittenberg, Bob Witz, Alan Thomas Wood, iO Wright, Michael Wrobel, Will Yackulic, Dustin Yellin, Rachel Youens, Lisa Yuskavage, Holly Zausner, Joe Zucker at Industry City
October 20th - December 15th
Among the irrevocable losses Hurricane Sandy wrought from New York were works of art: thousands of objects damaged or destroyed in Chelsea galleries, studios in Red Hook and Greenpoint. Phong Bui, artist, curator, and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, was among those who lost work to the storm. He curated Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 as a statement of solidarity with a traumatized art community.
Sprawled over 100,000 square feet on four floors in the massive Industry City building in Sunset P... [more]
UNTITLED. NEEDS NO TITLE
A talk with Omar Lopez-Chahoud, by Joel Kuennen
Call him Omar. A bundle of kind energy dedicated to his curatorial craft, Omar Lopez-Chahoud guided UNTITLED. through its first iteration last year during Miami Art Week to a very successful conclusion. Much more than a white whale beached on the sands off Ocean Drive, the great white tent designed by Keenen/Riley Architects (K/R Architects), and redesigned this year by the same, promises to be as exhilarating as last y... [more]
LOOKING TO BRAZIL
Charlie Schultz at the first Brazil Art Fair
The way the gallerist Lourdina Jean Rabieh describes it the Brazilian art world is heating up. Because the art market and the greater economy are interlinked, the number of galleries and museums taking root in major cities such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has grown significantly as the economy has flourished. There may not be an art district, like Chelsea in New York, but there are well over one hundred galleries... [more]
A white mannequin lounges stiffly on two saw horses, naked except for a blue-and-white gingham cloth, carefully placed.
Mannequin doesn’t quite capture the pure whiteness of the skin, how careful and articulate are the details or how idealized his looks. Like some Greek statuary temporarily taken down from its pedestal to be cleaned. It’s not Greek though, too particular. Maybe Roman? Not quite tough enough really. Those Romans always added extra brawn to their imperial statues.... [more]
Bed-Stuy-based Brooklynite Gallery were early proponents of street artists that are now considered mainstays: Stinkfish, Sten and Lex, and Gaia to name a few. Each opening was a sight to behold as the space was transformed by music, chosen by the artist, and elaborate installations, including one that transformed the space into a speakeasy. The Snub-Nose print series, made in small print runs at prices that are actually affordable, is a prime example of the Brooklyn gallery's innovative attitude. Pict... [more]
At Art Miami there’s quite a bit of buzz concerning a slice of wall and a car door. No, it’s not a Gordon Matta-Clark or a John Chamberlain—the objects in question have been put on display and put up for sale because of a certain cheeky and infamous British artist. For the second year in a row, visitors to Art Miami and Context will have the opportunity to view some Banksy street work, up close and personal.
Following last year’s Banksy Out of Context special exhibition a... [more]
Highlighting his win of this year’s Ars Fennica prize, Jeppe Hein’s There Are No Ordinary Moments also forms the celebrated artist’s first solo exhibition in Finland. The choice was made by Akiko Miki, Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Her decision was informed by the way his work affects behavior and engages perception. Thus, it makes perfect sense that the exhibition presents an elucidating overview of his output ranging from his use of reflective materials, geometric sh... [more]
The way the gallerist Lourdina Jean Rabieh describes it the Brazilian art world is heating up. Because the art market and the greater economy are interlinked, the number of galleries and museums taking root in major cities such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has grown significantly as the economy has flourished. There may not be an art district, like Chelsea in New York, but there are well over one hundred galleries in São Paulo, Rabieh muses, before offering the boom in contempo... [more]
This interview was originally published on ArtSlant San Francisco in February 2008.
On January 30th, the San Francisco Artslant writing team attended the Public Meeting, held at Southern Exposure, about the art wall on Valencia Street between 23rd and 24th Streets. About ten years ago Bruce Tomb, the owner of the building, which happens to be the former Mission Police Station, decided to stop cleaning the graffiti and posters that accumulated on the wall, and began regularly documenting its evo... [more]
The streets of Wynwood are alive with art and people. Graffiti artists from all over the world are spraying their masterpieces on the walls of local businesses within the perimeter of the Wynwood Arts District for Miami Art Week. Since Sunday afternoon, people have been coming out to walk through the streets, watch the murals being painted live, and attend the various shows, openings and gallery events.
For the many pedestrians, local Latin Grammy Nominee DJ/Producer and owner of Pauer Source... [more]
The Bloomberg New Contemporaries Experience by Philippa Snow Rebecca Ackroyd, Thomas Aitchison, Lewis Betts, Jason Brown, Fatma Bucak, Agnes Calf, Lauren Cohen, Patrick Cole, Menna Cominetti, Calum Crawford, Mark Essen, Adham Faramawy, Ophelia Finke, Grant Foster, Archie Franks, Joe Frazer, Kate Hawkins, Adam Hogarth, Catherine Hughes, Aisha Abid Hussain, Roman Liška, Lana Locke, Antoine L’Heureux, Alexandra McNamee, Steven Morgana, Laura O’Neill, Hardeep Pandhal, Julia Parkinson, Joanna Piotrowska, Hannah Regel, Daniela Sarigu, Yves Scherer, Simon Senn, Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, Isabelle Southwood, Josephine Sowden, Marlene Steyn, Matthias Tharang, Shelley Theodore, Esme Toler, Dante Rendle Traynor, Sarah Tynan, Maarten van den Bos, Dominic Watson, Tom Worsfold, Tim Zercie at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
November 27th - January 26th, 2014
As a person who "looks at art" for a living, there is always the occupational hazard that one or more of your loved ones will become caught in the crossfire; out of desperation to have a partner-in-crime to schlep to a West London gallery and look at the New and the Brave, there is always the chance that a friend, a significant other or an acquaintance will be coerced into looking at, say, a video-artwork of a troll-doll with a talking anus, or a "performance installation" which utilises a series... [more]
HIGH-OCTANE ART FARE FOR MIAMI ART WEEK
Charlie Schultz on a special show of art cars in South Beach
Cars have been a fascination for artists since they sputtered onto the road. They are cultural objects, gleaming social markers, symbolic vessels of all that is modernity. Usually, there are one or two “art cars” in Miami, but in all the years I’ve made the rounds the most memorable was easily Pimp Juice, the fully customized Cadillac low-rider Jeffrey Deitch parked in front of Art... [more]
Now that street art is "mainstream," graffiti artists from all over the world are being represented at shows in Miami during Art Basel week 2013. “Shoot for the Moon” is one of the most anticipated group shows. Hosted by the Wynwood Embassy, from December 4 to December 8, photography, installations and musical performances will be presented at the large warehouse space of Mana Wynwood and a long list of artists will create murals along the Wynwood Arts District. Various business are parti... [more]
Too much of a good thing? by Edo Dijksterhuis De Ateliers Galleries Akinci, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Trouw Amsterdam, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Borzo modern & contemporary art, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, VZL / Contemporary Art, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Stigter Van Doesburg, EYE, International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), Annet Gelink Gallery, Flatland Gallery, Lumen Travo Gallery, Ornis A. Gallery, Upstream Gallery, Galerie Van Gelder, Grimm, Gerhard Hofland, Juliette Jongma, De Oude Kerk, Galerie Ron Mandos, Manifesta, Galerie Onrust, Castrum Peregrini, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Others Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Slewe, C&H Art Space, tegenboschvanvreden, Torch, Artist residencies Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Martin van Zomeren Institutes/Museums de Appel arts centre, Galerie Fons Welters at Capital A
November 29th - December 1st
How much space do you need to organize an art fair? Not much, prove galleries Boetzelaer|Nispen and Jeanine Hofland. In their modest adjoining spaces, on fewer square meters than measures an average family home, they set up A Petite Fair. Twelve young international galleries showed work by as many artists. The flavor was overwhelmingly neo-conceptual, ranging from Bas van den Hurk’s poetic experiments with dyes and textiles and Oliver Michaels’ black-and-white photographs of bizarre... [more]
Call him Omar. A bundle of kind energy dedicated to his curatorial craft, Omar Lopez-Chahoud guided UNTITLED. through its first iteration last year during Miami Art Week to a very successful conclusion. Much more than a white whale beached on the sands off Ocean Drive, the great white tent designed by Keenen/Riley Architects (K/R Architects), and redesigned this year by the same, promises to be as exhilarating as last year, a welcome respite amidst the floundering chaos of Miami Art Week.
The ma... [more]