Archive for July, 2015

Copenhagen: Ai Weiwei: “Ruptures” at Farschou Foundation Through December 22nd, 2015

 Ai Weiwei, Bench (2004), via Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is currently presenting an exhibition of collected works that span the artist’s long career, encountering and documenting the artist’s countless conflicts, arrests and vocal critiques of the Chinese regime.  As a social activist, the artist’s work reflects the history and challenges... | Read More

The Tchaikovsky Competition Pianist Everyone Is Talking About

“Lucas Debargue, a 24-year-old French pianist, came fourth in the finale of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow on 30 June, yet he’s the only competitor anyone is talking about. Why?”

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Ellsworth Kelly Profiled in The Guardian

Ellsworth Kelly is the subject of lengthy profile in The Guardian this week, as the artist releases the first volume of his catalog raisonné, and reflects on his lengthy career.  Of particular note are his early experiences at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston’s Art School, which he found somewhat stifling towards modern and contemporary work.  “One day […]... | Read More

SeaWalls ’15: Bicicleta Sem Freio creates a new piece in Cozumel, Mexico

While you discovered some progress images a few days ago, Bicicleta Sem Freio have now completed their latest mural on the streets of Cozumel, Mexico.In town with JUSTKIDS for SeaWalls: Murals For Oceans and PangeaSeed, the Brazilian duo created this super vibrant piece which has now become their trademark. The theme was the ocean's plastic pollution hence why so many smaller objects are... | Read More

Donald Ellis Gallery goes Native at Seattle Art Fair

On the heels of the critically acclaimed travelling exhibition, “Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection,” Donald Ellis Gallery brings an unprecedented exhibit of exceptional, museum-caliber selections for sale of historical Native American art from the Pacific Northwest and Great Plains to the first edition of the Seattle Art Fair. The gallery... | Read More

Raster: Grid works from three decades by Swiss artist Beat Zoderer on view at Von Bartha

Von Bartha presents a new exhibition Raster: Grid Works from Three Decades by Beat Zoderer which explores his continuing fascination with the concept of the ‘grid’. By gathering together a number of the Swiss artist’s key works from the past three decades the exhibition at von Bartha in S-chanf examines Zoderer’s oeuvre in a new and critical way. Eschewing labels, such as... | Read More

Museum of Modern Art honors Robert Zemeckis with major career retrospective

Robert Zemeckis, creator of some of the most iconic films of the last 40 years, including Romancing the Stone (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Forrest Gump (1994), and Cast Away (2000), will be honored with a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art from September 29 through October 18, 2015. Opening on September 29 with a special screening of Zemeckis’ latest film, The Walk... | Read More

Government funding paves way for construction of new Polygon Gallery in Vancouver

Shovels will go in the ground in early 2016 for a new art gallery on Vancouver's waterfront, after a major funding announcement Friday morning by federal, provincial and municipal governments. At an event in North Vancouver, the Government of Canada announced it was investing $2.5M in the project, matching funds provided by the Province of British Columbia and the City of North Vancouver, for a... | Read More

‘Sensational find’ at the Austrian National Library reveals passion of one of history’s great affairs

"Please forgive me for what I've done, I could not resist love" -- these are the final dramatic words of Baroness Mary Vetsera, whose farewell letters were discovered in a bank vault in Vienna 126 years after she famously committed suicide with Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, experts announced Friday. Hailing the find as "sensational", the Austrian National Library (ONB) said bank employees had... | Read More

Anish Kapoor invites German artist Carsten Höller to create slide for Arcelormittal Orbit

Anish Kapoor has invited German artist Carsten Höller, who is currently the subject of a major show at the Hayward Gallery, to create a giant slide for The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This is a unique combination of artworks by two of the world's leading artists and will be a major new art installation for the capital. Anish Kapoor said: "I am delighted that... | Read More
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