Archive for May, 2015

Admissions to ‘Paul Gauguin’ hit a quarter of a million

Regula Schenk from Rüti/ZH was welcomed at the Fondation Beyeler as the 250,000th visitor to the “Paul Gauguin” exhibition. Her prize is a trip to the French city of Arles. This is a record not just for the exhibition but for the museum as a whole: it is the first time in the history of the Fondation Beyeler that admissions to one of its exhibitions have hit the quarter of a million... | Read More

Venice: “Slip of the Tongue” Curated by Danh Vo at the Punta Della Dogana Through December 31st, 2015

Roni Horn, Gold Field (1980-82), via Sophie Kitching for Art Observed Taking over the Punta Della Dogana for the dizzying months of the Biennale is Slip of the Tongue, a Danh Vo curated exhibition in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi and The Pinault Collection.  Slip of the Tongue features the work of 35 artists, including pieces from […]... | Read More

Top Posts From AJBlogs For 05.31.15

A New Literary Memoir Recalls Dylan Thomas AJBlog: Straight|UpPublished 2015-05-31

Paul Desmond: 38 Years AJBlog: RiffTidesPublished 2015-05-30Should Public Media Leave Podcasting to Outsiders? AJBlog: Lies Like TruthPublished 2015-05-30Moss Hart, on his own  AJBlog: About Last NightPublished 2015-05-29... | Read More

IN PRINT: Summer 2015

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Comic book ‘Guardians’ to steer young Pakistanis away from extremism

When Taliban militants stormed a school in Pakistan's northwest last December, killing 150 people, mainly children, in the country's deadliest terror attack, comic book creators Mustafa Hasnain and Gauhar Aftab decided it was time to act. The pair had already been working on a series to raise awareness about the corruption that plagues the economically-underperforming Muslim giant of 200 million... | Read More

Solo exhibition of the work of artist Adelhyd van Bender on view at Delmes & Zander

Delmes & Zander is presenting the work of artist Adelhyd van Bender in a solo exhibition for the very first time. Born on October 16, 1950 as Harald Friedrich Bender in the city of Bruchsal (Baden-Württemberg), Adelhyd van Bender leaves his parental home at age 15 after his parents’ break-up and moves to Ludwigshafen where he lives in a juvenile home and completes an apprenticeship as an... | Read More

Solo exhibitions of works by Craig Murray-Orr and Ben Cauchi open at Ingleby Gallery

Craig Murray-Orr was born in 1942, in Lower Hutt on the southern edge of New Zealand’s North Island. His fifty-year career as a sculptor of meticulously carved wooden forms, and as a painter of intensely concentrated landscapes, has been shaped by a mix of childhood memories of that vast, rough landscape and by more recent travels in Asia and North Africa. His works are deliberately austere... | Read More

New exhibition by the American artist Kaari Upson on view at Massimo De Carlo

Massimo De Carlo gallery is presenting Hole, a new exhibition by the American artist Kaari Upson. In her practice Upson has investigated and reflected upon the notions of propriety and displacement, voyeurism and exhibitionism. The ground floor of the exhibition is intended as a further exploration of a key topic of Upson’s work: domesticity. The works on show are casts of every day... | Read More

KOW, Berlin presents a three-channel video installation by Mario Pfeifer

Techno music plays at the far end of the earth. Squid gyrate to a strobe light, the crab industry runs like clockwork, and real men earn their peers’ respect when their fish traps are full. The sunrise is as breathtaking in Patagonia as it is in the Panoramabar in Berlin’s Berghain nightclub. Using luscious colors, rousing rhythms, and meticulously paced cuts and transitions, Mario... | Read More

Major European solo exhibition for pioneering female artist Lynn Hershman Leeson opens in Oxford

Modern Art Oxford presents a major solo exhibition of American artist and filmmaker, Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941, Cleveland, Ohio). Evolving from a tradition of installation art and performance with an emphasis on interactivity, Hershman Leeson has received international critical acclaim for a body of work spanning more than fifty years, which combines art with social commentary, particularly... | Read More
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