Archive for March, 2016

National Portrait Gallery acquires new sculpture of Baroness Joan Bakewell

A newly acquired portrait of Baroness Joan Bakewell, the broadcaster, journalist and writer, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery it was announced today, Thursday 31 March. The ceramic half-length sculpture is part of an ongoing series of portraits of influential women by the artist Glenys Barton and it is the final of a trio of works that she has made of Joan Bakewell since 2012.... | Read More

Raven Row presents the work of Channa Horwitz

Channa Horwitz (1932–2013, Los Angeles) was amongst the pioneers in the late 1960s and 70s of a distinctly Californian minimalism. She came relatively late to art, arranging it around her home life, and despite corresponding and swapping work with Sol LeWitt, she received little attention from the art world until the end of her life. Horwitz claimed artistic freedom through confinement to a... | Read More

Exhibition of works by Radcliffe Bailey opens at Samsøñ

Radcliffe Bailey's work collectively builds an alternate history of transatlantic slave narratives, accounts and histories of culture, science, and art making; histories that ask the perennial ‘what if’ questions that haunt human history. How we process stolen legacies, devalued humans, unrecognized aesthetic practices and balance their retelling through the lens of modernism and... | Read More

New film installation by Stan Douglas on view at David Zwirner

David Zwirner is presenting the United States premiere of The Secret Agent, a new film installation by Stan Douglas on view at 519 West 19th Street in New York. This is the artist’s thirteenth solo show with the gallery. The Secret Agent is Douglas’s adaption of the 1907 political novel of the same title by Joseph Conrad. Set in London in 1886, the book recounts an anarchist’s... | Read More

Solo exhibition of new works by British-born artist Tatyana Murray on view at Gallery nine 5

Gallery nine 5 is presenting Tiers of Light, a solo exhibition of new works by British-born artist Tatyana Murray from March 17–May 1, 2016. Murray’s work investigates the human condition by visualizing our opposing inner contrasts. Her wide range of media discusses the very throes of human existence and our desire to balance our own duality. Murray’s work embodies our... | Read More

Exhibition of works by Sam Lewitt opens at Kunsthalle Basel

Interrogating flows of information and capital through the global economy drives much of Sam Lewitt’s oeuvre. Or, you could say, the currents of information and capital. As it happens, “currency” and “current” share the same root, from the Latin currere, “to run.” Money, or currency, doesn’t have value if it’s not in circulation—in other... | Read More

Getty awards $8.45 million in exhibition grants for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative

The Getty Foundation today announced $8.45 million in exhibition grants to 43 Southern California organizations participating in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a region-wide exploration of Latin American and Latino art opening September 2017 and running through January 2018. Together with the $5.5 million in planning and research grants previously awarded to participating institutions, nearly $14... | Read More

Costume, performance, persona, and pose are explored in exhibition at sepiaEYE gallery

sepiaEYE gallery announces Dress-Up, a group exhibition in which costume, performance, persona, and pose are explored through the lens of photographers Qiana Mestrich, Phyllis Galembo, and Charan Singh. Qiana Mestrich’s series Namesake and Inherited Patterns cleverly expands on the artist’s exploration of her namesake, Qiana┬«: a silk-like nylon fabric made by the DuPont Experimental... | Read More

Britain’s remaining milkmen keeping tradition afloat

Once a daily sight on every British street, a dwindling but resilient band of milkmen still go out at the crack of dawn to deliver bottles of fresh milk to the nation's doorsteps. The overwhelming majority of milk used to be sold at the front door until the supermarket revolution all but wiped out this very British institution. But by selling more than milk and embracing the Internet, the few... | Read More

Russian artist Pavlensky declared ‘sane’ after spy agency protest

Radical Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, famous for protest performances that involve intense physical suffering, has been declared sane after a month in psychiatric hospital, he said Thursday. The 32-year-old artist, who is best known for nailing his scrotum to the cobbles of Red Square, was detained in November after setting fire to the front doors of the headquarters of the FSB security... | Read More
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