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A temporary tattoo of random letters in Lawrence Weiner’s iconic script; a Gilbert & George pin reading “Burn That Book”; a black and white t-shirt by Rirkrit Tiravanija—these were all in my brown paper bag as I walked down 5th Avenue. No, I was not leaving a private auction, nor am I a millionaire collector. All of these artworks, and many more by some of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists, are available at the Jewish Museum right now—for free—in Ta... [more]
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An art festival salutes Rockaway! resilience   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Marina Abromovic, Doug Aitken, Nanu Al-Hamad, Uri Aran, Kevin Beasley, Neïl Beloufa, Anna Betbeze, Huma Bhabha, Lizzi Bougatsos, Carol Bove, Pete Brady, Olaf Breuning, Loreto Caceres, Janet Cardiff, James Clar, Shezad Dawood, Rodney Dickson, Thomas Dozol, Zackary Drucker, Brandon d’Leo, Olafur Eliasson, Roe Ethridge, James Ferraro, Fred Fleischer, Ryan Foerster, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Shingo Francis, Asha Fuller, Daniel Gordon, Mike Haff, Rachel Harrison, Hugh Hayden, Camille Henrot, Jonathan Horowitz, Matt Hoyt, Donna Huanca, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Justin Jay, JPW3, Gavin Kenyon, Caitlin Keogh, Terence Koh, Andrei Koschmieder, Ajay Kurian, Sadie Laska, Margaret Lee, Dominik Lejman, Jason Bailer Losh, Nancy Lupo, Marcos Lutyens, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, Gloria Maximo, Ryan McNamara, Cindy Meyers, John Miller, Tracey Moffatt, Marlie Mul, Narcissister, Georgie Nettell, Adrienne Pao, Beth Perkins, Elizabeth Peyton, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Adam Putnam, Adrián Villar Rojas, Ugo Rondinone, Aura Rosenberg, Carly Ruggieri, Tom Sachs, Nigel Scott, Gregory Siff, Laurie Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Keone Singlehurst, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallet, Stewart Uoo, Allyson Vieira, Saya Woolfalk, Amy Yao at Rockaway Beach Surf Club June 29th, 2014 - September 1st, 2014
Posted 7/5/14
Last weekend Rockaway Beach’s Fort Tilden opened its gates to a crowd of art connoisseurs, local creatives, and bronzed beach goers for a day of art and activism supporting Rockaway Beach. The Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Parks Service hosted the hordes of art lovers who came to witness the opening of the site specific art installations (on view through September 1st), a free open-air performance by rock legend Patti Smith, and a Walt Whitman poetry reading by hipster heartthrob... [more]
[Editor's Note:  Alex Israel is being featured at Art Basel 2012 in Art Statements at Peres Projects.  In 2012, Alex has exhibitions scheduled at Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Citta' della Pieve, IT; Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR; LAXART, Los Angeles, US; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, US.] Berlin, Sept. 2011- Several days before Alex Israel's first European solo show, I sat down with the Los Angeles based artist in the gallery to discuss his city, his various projects and current... [more]
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Soul Doubt/Sold Out: Unsold Inventory and Leftovers from the First Decade of the Millenium. Part 2   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Juan Capistran, Paul Cherwick, Alex Israel, Justin Lowman, Josh Mannis, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Analia Saban, Aaron Sandnes at Cottage Home July 17th, 2010 - August 14th, 2010
Posted 8/2/10
With work chosen by three galleries (Thomas Solomon, Kathryn Brennan and China Art Objects), on the other end of town hangs an even more hodgepodge group show at Cottage Home. Over on the right hand side of the room, past the particle-board stage with the musical instruments and stamped aluminum photoflood lights (a sculpture by Jonathan Pylypchuk and Paul Cherwick) sit two sculptures by recently minted USC MFA Alex Israel. Sort of sculptures—sort of conceptual gestures with objects as place... [more]
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