Lord, just give me sign! by Carole P. Kunstadt Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts
January 22nd - May 14th
by BECKY BATCHA
"So, yes, we've come a long way from those tablets that Moses brought down from the mount.
The show came about when curator Susan Isaacs, who teaches at Towson University, "started seeing a trend and realizing that a lot of artists were dealing with spiritual texts," said Gershman executive director Maxine Gaiber. The two worked together to bring the works to Philly."
Read more at http://www.phil... [more]
C/O Berlin recently moved to its new home, the Amerika Haus, a 1950s architectural trademark that saw little of the vicious consumerism and booming hedonism that characterized the so-called "Swinging 60s," yet plays perfect host to an exhibition centered on the era. C/O's current exhibition Blow-Up revolves around Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's iconic 1966 film of the same name. Photography’s ability to picture reality is challenged both in the movie, as well as in the exhibitio... [more]
Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK, is planning an ambitious undertaking: they want to move an artist’s whole flat into the gallery. And they need your help.
There are precedents to this type of project—Song Dong’s landmark 2009 installation, Waste Not, springs to mind, as does Dawn Kasper’s reconstruction of her studio at the 2012 Whitney Biennial—but the subject of this project and the contents of his archive are not only of artistic interest, but also cultural, sociological... [more]
Kehinde Wiley normally paints sumptuous portraits of people of color in heroic poses drawn from classical portraiture. The popular New York artist has an upcoming solo show at the Brooklyn Museum called A New Republic which will present 60 paintings and sculptures from the past 14 years. We're really excited for the exhibit and were pleased to see some synergy between New York Fashion Week and Wiley.
Wiley finds most of his models on the street, casting everyday people into iconic moments. Of... [more]
Jack Kerouac wrote in the introduction of Robert Frank’s paradigm-shattering book ‘The Americans’ that Frank sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film; if this is true then I would argue that Garry Winogrand pulled, cajoled and yes, sucked a sad epic poem right out of America with the excess of a film-junkie. This sadness is not only evident in many of his pictures but it also belies his ebullient, brash and often abrasive public image. The full 1977 video recording from Ric... [more]
Gershman Y Exhibit Explores Brave New Word by Carole P. Kunstadt Sandow Birk, Johanna Bresnick, Martin Brief, Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, Stephanie Kirk, Nicholas Kripal, Carole P. Kunstadt, David Stephens at Gershman Gallery, Gershman Y at the University of the Arts
January 22nd - May 14th
by Greg Salisbury
.........Curator, J. Susan "Isaacs, a Delaware native who is a professor of art history and the curator of the departmental galleries at Towson University in Maryland, has since refined and expanded “And the Word Is … ” to hew closer to her original intent to demonstrate how art can provide an ecumenical examination of where and how people draw religious inspiration."......... [more]
Ebullient, cantankerous, evasive, dogmatic, confrontational, a walking contradiction; Garry Winogrand was all of this and more, that’s if I believe the reviews, essays and YouTube videos. The photographer’s public persona was not an easy one to try to engage with if you were a student, interviewer or even a friend. I guess if I met him I would, after the inevitable short confrontational encounter, ask him to get the hell out of the room but I would ask him to leave his pictures behind... [more]
Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any c... [more]
Adel Gorgy, "Permutation of Color...after Warhol" 60" x 84", Pigment Ink on Metallic Silver Medium, 2015
Crossing Lines, an exhibition featuring recent works by Adel Gorgy, Robert C. Morgan and Yun-Woo Choi at Able Fine Art NY Gallery, offers a fascinating glimpse at how three accomplished artists approach the challenging tasks of creating something new, pushing boundaries, and incorporating layers of meaning into singular works of art.
Adel Gorgy builds on the work he presented in his solo e... [more]
Art or Not? Who is to say what is art or not? One of the pictures with description below is a genuine art work: every Friday ArtSlant asks our discerning readers if they can spot the difference.
This week, it's a bad hair day.
"Painted in two separate periods, this picture has a complex history. In its original state, it showed a pink-faced man, wearing a white shirt and a black suit. It was painted in a deliberately simple, naive style, using household, rather than oil paint, and incorporate... [more]
Following on the success of recent exhibitions A Major Minority at 1AM Gallery and L’Avenir at White Walls, the graffiti writer, painter, curator, and graff-theorist Poesia is opening a new gallery space in San Francisco on January 10. The gallery is located at 886 Geary Boulevard in the Tenderloin district, and shares the building with White Walls Gallery.
886 Gallery, Interior space
Exterior of 886 Geary Boulevard. Photo: Brock Brake
The curatorial program for 886 Gallery will fol... [more]
San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein created this perfect collection of multi-meat-ia works inspired by famous artists such as Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock, among others. For Thanksgiving Special, Rothstein is offering prints of the 10 plates she created using traditional Thanksgiving fare, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to support SF-Marin Food Bank. Yum. Happy Thanksgiving!
Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.
This week's theme is: old school parties.
"Internationally known for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. His photography career began in the 1980s when he first showed his artwork in New York City gallerie... [more]
On September 9th, a robot was released into the Gulf of Mexico, set adrift in the Gulf Stream. Off the southern tip of Portugal its transatlantic counterpart awaits sendoff into the strong Canary Current this week. Once offshore, these passive robots—floating spheres one-meter in diameter with sensors submerged below sea level—will be left on their own, without human intervention. Their mission: to unite in the middle of the Atlantic, carried only by currents and the forces of nat... [more]
Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014
Photographer Sandro Miller just face swapped 35 seminal photographs with John Malkovich's face. Get it? John Malkovich is one of the greatest actors of all time who can convincingly embody any role like no other. The only thing more shocking about seeing Malkovich's face on John Lennon's naked body is that no one has done it before. Brilliant.
The forthcoming exhibition, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, is not just a creepy tribut... [more]
Published in http://www.artindiamag.com/quarter_04_03_14/index.html
Acts of drawing are sometimes summed up as dirtying the paper delicately,1 but Ayesha Sultana’s drawings in Outside the field of view, her first solo at Experimenter, Kolkata, mounted from the 9th of May to the 26th of June, are anything but delicate. Sultana ‘dirties’ the paper vigorously and obsessively, while reining in her mark-marking within perfectly geometric shapes. Nine graphite drawings of various si... [more]