Archive for May, 2014

New York – Meschac Gaba: “Exchange Market” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Through June 7th, 2014

Last July, the Tate Modern opened its doors for a special exhibition that went beyond the set norms and techniques of exhibition planning. Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art was a special project expanding twenty years of work across two continents, accumulated and exhibited in the rooms of the London museum. Composed of twelve [...]... | Read More

IN PRINT: Summer 2014

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Exhibition presents a dialogue between Sébastien Mahon and Hong Kong artist Sarah Lai

In November 2013, Mur Nomade invited Beijing-based French painter Sébastien Mahon and Hong Kong artist Sarah Lai to start a six-month conversation, sharing their sensations and thoughts about their creative processes and artworks. To deepen the artistic and cultural exchange, Sarah Lai received a travel grant to travel to France and conduct research on the winter light. Radiance is the... | Read More

Rose Art Museum and Tel Aviv Museum of Art partner to promote Israeli video art

Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are undertaking a shared initiative to support the work of emerging Israeli video artists. The joint project, which includes the establishment of the Chami Fruchter Video Prize, was announced May 25 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art by the museum’s Director and Chief Curator, Suzanne Landau. The announcement accompanied... | Read More

Ode To Art presents leading Chinese artist Yu Nancheng’s first solo exhibition in Singapore

A veteran in the world of oil painting, Yu Nancheng has long been fascinated by the allure of both foreign artistic traditions as well as Chinese culture. This is his first solo exhibition of his critically acclaimed China Red series in Singapore, after Wellington Gallery Hong Kong, Li Kai Lin Gallery United Kingdom and a few other renowned galleries in China. This series is a blend of East and... | Read More

Melting Arctic opens new passages for invasive species

For the first time in roughly 2 million years, melting Arctic sea ice is connecting the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans. The newly opened passages leave both coasts and Arctic waters vulnerable to a large wave of invasive species, biologists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center assert in a commentary published May 28 in Nature Climate Change. Two new shipping routes have... | Read More

Smithsonian Research Informs Marine Conservation: Panama saves whales and protects world trade

The Republic of Panama’s proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes and... | Read More

Cheval Blanc Direct from the Château & an Important European Cellar achieved US$3.1 million at Sotheby’s

Continuing the success of the two-day Spring sales of wine in April which totalled HK$100 million / US$13 million, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Evening Sale titled A Celebration Of Year Of The Horse: Cheval Blanc Direct From The Château and An Important European Cellar yesterday soared above high estimate to achieve HK$24.4 million / U$3.1 million in the vibrant saleroom at Sotheby’s Hong Kong... | Read More

Survey of paintings, drawings and sculptures by John Connell opens at David Richard Gallery

David Richard Gallery presents “A Mind to Obey Nature”, a survey of paintings, collages, drawings and sculptures by John Connell (1940-2009) in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The content of John Connell’s art was very much inspired by nature, Zen philosophies and wabi-sabi concepts of transience, while his visual approach echoed that of the Arte Povera movement in... | Read More

Pierre Soulages and the Aveyron: Interview with Pierre Soulages

I have two birthplaces: Rodez and contemporary pain- ting. I spent my childhood and my teenage years in the Rouergue. A province I love. My father was a coachbuilder, he manufactured horse-drawn carriages. I was 5 when he died. So, I grew up with two mothers: my real mother, Aglaé, and my sister, who was fifteen years ol- der than me, and who also was my philosophy teacher when I was in high... | Read More
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