May, 2010

Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow

The Serpentine Gallery in London presents Nairy Bagrhamian and Phyllida Barlow.  The exhibition features new and recent work by two contemporary artists exhibited together for the first time.  The Serpentine Gallery suggests Baghramian and Barlow represent ‘two positions on sculpture in the 21st century’.  The pairing of the two artists offers new insight into their respective sculptural practices. Baghramian and Barlow’s work is displayed separately,[…..]

FX Harsono: Testimonies

FX Harsono: Testimonies is on show at the Singapore Art Museum from March 4 to May 9, 2010. The exhibition is a survey of works by the Indonesian-Chinese artist FX Harsono, a key figure of the Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru or New Art Movement in the 1970s which questioned assumptions on art and the attempts to depoliticize art during the authoritarian regime of that era[…..]

Parties and Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde met her soul mate at a party hosted by Damien Hirst’s wife. Hynde, not a party person, had gone with a girlfriend out of a sense of obligation. When she realized she’d dropped in on a Congolese Art themed festival, replete with a Congolese barbecue, she headed straight to the bar. “Anyone who knows me knows exactly what I would think about that,”[…..]

We have as much time as it takes: Interview with Red76

Opening Thursday, May 6th, We have as much time as it takes is the final thesis exhibition of the Curatorial Practice program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The following interview was conducted for the exhibition catalog between curators Nicole Cromartie and Courtney Dailey and two members of Red76. It is the first in a series of interviews to be published at[…..]

Abbas Akhavan: Islands

The Third Line in Dubai presents Islands – Abbas Akhavan’s first solo exhibition in the region.  According to The Third Line, Akhavan’s site specific installation visualizes the connections between the art world/art market and the world’s economy.  Akhavan positions this global economic theme within Dubai – mapping the city directly onto the gallery walls. In Islands, Akhavan paints a series of aerial maps that do[…..]

Adam Satushek: Annex

Seattle-based photographer Adam Satushek would like to play tricks on your eyes and your mind. His work, currently on view in the solo exhibition, Annex, at Platform Gallery in Seattle, does just that. Often many layers deep, Satushek’s works read like visual puns. The images he captures depict seemingly ordinary spaces and situations, only to reveal upon closer inspection that things aren’t quite as they[…..]

Artists Explore Screen Space

Artists Explore Screen Space is the title of a new exhibition of video based artworks on view at The Power Plant in Toronto, presented as part of the 23rd Images Festival. For the exhibition, artists Sharon Lockhart, Ryan Trecartin, Peter Campus and Joachim Koester are presenting recent video projects that vary widely, while  addressing the moving image and the idea of screen space. Lockhart is[…..]