tagged: curator

From Realism to Radicalism: Speaking with Philip Tinari, Curator of Focus China 2014

by Iona Whittaker
The first Armory Show in 1913 introduced European avant-garde painting and sculpture to the American public. Roughly a century later the New York fair has chosen contemporary works from China to be its focus. Sixteen galleries will travel to New York from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong next week and about half of them will be bringing the work of a young generation.   This year’s curator for the Focus section is Philip Tinari. Formerly the Chief Editor of LEAP magazine, Tinari is... [more]
Posted by Iona Whittaker on 2/27/14

Transcendental Evocations: An Interview with Arshiya Lokhandwala of Gallery Lakeeren

by Deepika Sorabjee
Gallery Lakeeren is a spare, compact space. But over the years one has come to expect to spend a longer time at the gallery than the time it should take to negotiate this small space. Gallerist Arshiya Lokhandwala brings her training in art history into every show she curates, making this one of the handful of galleries where the vision and execution of ideas come cohesively from within. In the current show, ‘, the first show of contemporary Mexican art in the city, six artists – Eric... [more]
Posted by Deepika Sorabjee on 12/20/13

A Surfeit of Space: the Francis J Greenburger Collection

by Natalie Hegert
There are many different types of art collectors: there are those who buy as investments and populate the halls of Christie’s and Sotheby’s; those who buy art to match their furniture; those who vicariously live through the artists whose works they collect; those who collect privately yet loan profusely; those whose collections are known worldwide and housed in their own foundations; and many others. The Francis J Greenburger Collection (the FJGC) reflects over thirty years of serious... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 8/13/13

Summer in East Hampton: Interview with Chantel Foretich of QF Gallery

by Natalie Hegert
Ever since Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner settled in nearby Springs, East Hampton has become a hotbed of artistic creativity. Its languorous lush summers have inspired recluses (think Grey Gardens) and artists alike. It’s now also home to a neighborhood of first-rate galleries with curatorial programs rivaling anything you’ll find in the city. As part of ArtSlant’s ongoing focus on the Hamptons’ art scene this summer, I chatted with long-time ArtSlant friend, artist and gallerist Chantel... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 7/30/13

Painting Lessons

by Edward Sanderson
For the past two years Gallery Yang has hosted a series of exhibitions curated by Bao Dong, which he has titled . In these Bao Dong has presented certain discrete aspects of the nature of current art production in China. In terms of format, the title places the emphasis on painting, but the results in the gallery spaces expand on this to include sculpture and installation. The “lessons” that the curator proposes in this series aim to “go back to specific issues of painting,” divesting the... [more]
Posted by Edward Sanderson on 7/27/13

A very very big show in a relatively small room

by James Loks
I've become increasingly aware of how people find negative reviews so much more entertaining than positive reviews, and so I'm about to let everyone down. This is a really great show, and an unusual one, and interesting for lots of different reasons; but really one main one. It's also worth saying that the title/name of the exhibition really is fitting for the experience of seeing the show. The big main thing to say is it's a curated show, although Jens Hoffmann prefers the tag 'exhibition... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 7/9/13

Spending Time: Interview with Anthony Huberman

by Natalie Hegert
Anthony Huberman is the director of The Artist's Institute in New York, a peculiar little space on Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Entering this below-street-level gallery, it's not uncommon to see only one work of art on the wall at any given time. Run as a project of Hunter College, The Artist's Institute, rather than running on the typical gallery schedule of an-exhibition-a-month, is on the semester system: focusing on one artist per season. Focus might be the wrong... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 11/28/12

Susanne Ghez on R.H. Quaytman and the role of the Curator

by Joel Kuennen
Susanne Ghez, Executive Director of the Renaissance Society, will step down in January after a prestigious career shepherding this Chicago institution known for its impeccable programming in contemporary art. Ms. Ghez took the helm of the Ren, as it’s affectionately called, in 1974 with a meager budget of $25,000 and built one of the country’s premier, non-collecting institutions with a current yearly budget of $1.7 million. For her final exhibition with the Renaissance Society, she has... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 11/28/12

Curator Corral

by Marcus Civin
I am an artist and in terms of my own activities in the realm of curating, I think of myself as an organizer, one who extends invitations. And I think of myself as an instigator; I want to build decent, clean platforms to see work made by artists I admire. I have begun to ask curators how they think of themselves and what they want to accomplish. I am including here a sample of this research. I think the statements in and of themselves are beautiful. At this point, though, I have even more... [more]
Posted by Marcus Civin on 9/14/11

A Chat with the Curator

by Hunter Braithwaite
Hunter Braithwaite: Hey Leo, why did you decide to curate this show? Leo Xu: I was asked by the gallery to curate a group show of young Chinese artists. But I have seen or heard of several exhibition of the same kind, so I was not very keen to just present a show of hype – like young Chinese artists, or something used to feed what is expected of the present China. HB: Pandas, Mao, etc...? LX: For this generation, it can be one-child family policy, and their response and indifference to the... [more]
Posted by Hunter Braithwaite on 7/24/11