Archive for October, 2016

IN PRINT: November 2016

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“French law forbids national museums from selling anything in their collections, unlike many museums in the United States, which can de-accession works.”

Did American museums' promiscuous deaccessioning practices contribute to the decision by Spencer and Marlene Hays to leave their incredible collection to France?Maybe some day American museums will understand that they hold their works in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations, and they shouldn't be sold off in the normal course.... | Read More

Vehicles Of Death Race In Denton

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween. You could dress up in your spookiest outfit or you could watch scary movies and hand out candy. Folks in Denton gear up for the holiday with a different sort of tradition. One that sends them sprinting downhill in vehicles of death. So the Art&Seek crew went to Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival to find out about the 5th Annual Coffin... | Read More

Life imitates cinema in Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade

Thousands thronged downtown Mexico City on Saturday for a "traditional" indigenous procession held for the first time this year, inspired by a hit Hollywood movie. The Paseo de Reforma, this capital city's grand boulevard, was filled with revellers -- some local, some tourists -- taking part in the procession inspired by the opening scene of the 2015 James Bond movie "Spectre." In Spectre, the... | Read More

Survey of nearly 70 drawings from over two decades by Jonathan Meese on view at David Nolan Gallery

David Nolan Gallery announces DR. TRANS-FORM-ERZ, a survey of nearly 70 drawings from over two decades by Jonathan Meese. On view from October 27 through December 17, the exhibition marks his first collaboration with the gallery and his first solo presentation in New York since 2011. A fully illustrated catalogue co-published by David Nolan Gallery and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, with... | Read More

Art & Space Gallery presents the work of Munich artist Katharina Lehmann

The Art & Space Gallery announces the opening of the exhibition with the works and first installations „Black Cubes Solos“ of the talented Munich artist Katharina Lehmann. For her installation Black Cubes Solos, textures and ornaments from nature act as source of inspiration for the artist Katharina Lehmann. With the space that is occupied by seven black cubes, the artist conveys the... | Read More

Solo exhibition of works by Ezra Johnson on view at Arts+Leisure

Arts+Leisure is presenting Ezra Johnson’s new solo exhibition, Angry Sea. For this exhibition, Johnson has created an animation representing the brain in a state of anger, displayed alongside several small-scale paintings. Accompanying the exhibition is a full-color, limited edition artist’s book, available for sale. Over the course of his career, Johnson has refined his... | Read More

Berlin based artist/photographer Andrea Grützner’s first US solo exhibition opens at Julie Saul Gallery

Julie Saul Gallery announces Berlin based artist/photographer Andrea Grützner’s first US solo exhibition. Working with the analog process, and assorted mirrors and gels, Grützner creates straight color photgraphs that are at the same time abstract and representational, ambiguous and descriptive. The title and subject of the exhibition, Erbgericht (Guesthouse), is a specific traditional... | Read More

Sean Kelly opens a one-person exhibition of new work by Jose Dávila

Sean Kelly announces Stones Don’t Move, a one-person exhibition of new work by Jose Dávila. This is Dávila’s second exhibition with the gallery. In Stones Don’t Move, Dávila occupies each of the gallery’s three exhibition spaces with a powerful presentation of his signature photographic cutouts, sculptures, and paintings. Expanding upon his career-long investigation... | Read More

Joan Miro’s masterpiece Personnages Oiseaux mural reinstalled at at Wichita State University

Joan Miró created only one large glass-and-marble mosaic public artwork in his lifetime. From 1978–2011, Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) filled the street-facing brick wall of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University (Kansas). The toll of time and weather on this monumental artwork necessitated removal of the structure and a $2.2 million campaign to fund its... | Read More
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