Archive for January, 2016

The Gentrification Of San Diego Killed An Experimental Arts Space, And Hasn’t Replaced It Yet

“‘This will diminish the opportunity for the arts to be present on a continuing basis in the central part of San Diego,’ he said. ‘And that’s the kernel of the issue. Let’s not forget that.'”

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New York – Thomas Eggerer: “Waterworld” at Petzel Gallery Through February 20th, 2016

Thomas Eggerer, Waterworld (2015) Tucked inside a single room at Petzel Gallery is Waterworld, a humbly scaled exhibition, yet impressively scaled work by New York-based, German artist Thomas Eggerer.  The artist’s work has long been shown in this context, showing only a few works at a time in their enthrallingly large-scale dimensions that further the artist’s ongoing […]... | Read More

IN PRINT: February 2016

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Exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of Alberto Giacometti’s practice

Luxembourg & Dayan presents Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words (Sculptures 1925-1934). Focused on a series of sculptures from this crucial decade in Giacometti’s life, the exhibition provides a rare insight into the development of the artist’s practice, which led to the crystallization of the more familiar style that characterizes Giacometti’s later work. This exhibition will... | Read More

The Top Things The Washington Post Learned From Nielsen’s ‘Peak TV’ Numbers

Out of 1400 (fourteen hundred!) TV shows, AMC ended up being one of the big winners: “‘Mad Men’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ are gone, but how would AMC even notice? ‘The Walking Dead’ (19.4 million) is the third-most watched show on all of television. The next-highest cable show? Spin-off ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ (11.8 million).”

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Yvonne Chouteau Was One Of The ‘Five Moons,’ Native American Ballerinas Of Oklahoma

“A child prodigy as a dancer — she liked to joke that if one reversed the syllables in her surname, ‘Chou-teau’ became ‘Toe-shoe’ — Ms. Chouteau started dancing when she was 2 1/2 years old. She received early training in Oklahoma and then in New York City, where she attended the School of American Ballet. She was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo... | Read More

Tonico Lemos’ first exhibition in a public UK gallery opens at De La Warr Pavilion

In his first solo exhibition for a UK public gallery, Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad presents a lyrical response to the natural environment and architecture of De La Warr Pavilion. Inspired by the sea, the coast and gardening, Auad draws together recent sculptural works with a new commission subtly exploring ideas around faith, resistance, mending and repairing, and the endeavour to overcome... | Read More

First exhibition in Germany by London-based artist duo BeckerHarrison on view at galerie hiltawsky

With 'Holy Shit', on view at galerie hiltawsky in Berlin presents the first exhibition in Germany by London-based artist duo BeckerHarrison. The show features 17 black & white photographs from their eponymous series, which was produced during Easter and Passover celebrations in Jerusalem. Their visual commentary on the coexistence of the three world religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is... | Read More

Jumana Manna’s first solo show in Sweden opens at Malmö Konsthall

Malmö Konsthall presents Jumana Manna’s first solo show in Sweden. In her sculptures and moving-image works, the Berlin- and Jerusalem-based artist addresses issues such as nationalism, the construction of communities, and the body’s relation to specific histories of place. The centrepiece of her exhibition is the feature-length film, A magical substance flows into me (2015), which... | Read More

First nationally touring exhibition of American enameling in over 50 years revives the unsung art form

The Craft & Folk Art Museum presents Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present, the first nationally traveling exhibition of enamel arts in more than 50 years. Enameling — the art of fusing glass to metal through a high temperature firing process — is an under-documented art form rich in history, technique, and visual opulence. The exhibition explores... | Read More
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