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Openings: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

During Basel HK week, another major show we hit was from British artist D*Face (interviewed) at Hong Kong’s Above Second Gallery. Presented by Coates & Scarry, the solo entitled Honestly Dishonest featured 18 fresh works focusing on society’s increasing appetite for information. D put together layers of the commercial output which bombard our minds on a daily basis, creating something new and different in and of itself. The sold out show was filled with Basel week attendees and fans. Next, we’ll bring you some of the outdoor murals he created while he was in town. Discuss D*Face here.
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Streets: JR – “Inside Out: Shanghai” @ Xin Tian Di

JR’s (interviewed) has been very busy the past few weeks setting up a museum exhibition, gallery show and bringing his signature Inside / Out truck to China. This trifecta of projects in Shanghai marks the French photograffeur’s return to China’s mega-metropolis after nearly four years (previous visit). AM attended this latest installment of the artist’s Inside Out global journey (the project has already traveled to Time Square, Japan, Los Angeles & London, just to name a few). Now, JR has wheeled his interactive photo booth truck into Shanghai’s Xin […]
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Frieze Week NYC ’14: Frieze Art Fair (Part 2)

Last week, we brought you a first look at some of the amazing works of art at this year’s Frieze New York. But an art fair such as Frieze contains too many notable pieces—such as Danh Vo’s installation Massive Black Hole in the Dark Heart of Our Milky Way (pictured above)—to be shown in just one post. So, we’ve returned with part 2, which includes images of works by Yayoi Kusama, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, Jonas Wood and Jeff Elrod, among many others. Discuss Frieze […]
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Frieze Week NYC ’14: PULSE

Once considered a top satellite fair for emerging to mid-career artists, PULSE lost some of that reputation in recent years, as many of its exhibitors jumped ship to other competing fairs. However, at the beginning of 2014, PULSE took on a new director tasked with bringing it back to its former status. And the difference was somewhat visible last week, as PULSE New York emerged with a smaller, more highly curated show. Amongst the booths, there were a few standouts worth mentioning, such as works […]
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Basel Week HK ’14: Art Basel Hong Kong – First Look

It’s May and AM is on the second leg of its back to back Art Fair tour between Frieze Week in NYC (covered) and Art Basel Week in Hong Kong. In its second year after a takeover and changing its moniker to Art HK to Art Basel Hong Kong, this massive showcase has now officially evolved into the quintessential art fair for all of Asia. Drawing blue-chip galleries from all over the globe, ABHK brought the ever growing world of art to the doorstep of […]
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Openings: Ai WeiWei – “According to What?” @ Brooklyn Museum

Continuing on its North American tour, Ai WeiWei’s traveling exhibition According to What? recently opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The show consists of more than 40 works, including large scale installations, photography and sculpture, which together portray Ai’s range as artist and activist. Several of the installations are created by collecting or assembling many of one type of object, such as backpacks, crabs, bicycles, pearls or rebar, to highlight the tension between an individual and a society, especially one as populous as China. And for […]
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Basel Week HK ’14: How & Nosm x Yardbird – Sake Bottle

Next week will be the second year for Art Basel Hong Kong and the country’s art fair edition has grown exponentially to bring in some of the best artwork to the gateway city where East meets West. As AM prepares to visit HK for the fair, we bring you an early look at a cool collaborative project to be unveiled next week. Brooklyn-based artists How & Nosm has been working with Hong Kong food & culture hub Yardbird and Pace Prints to create a limited edition […]
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Recap: Todd James – “Supernatural” @ Sandra Gering

Earlier this spring New York artist Todd “REAS” James returned to Sandra Gering for his third showing with the gallery. Entitled Supernatural this fresh body of work sees the artist going in another direction, Todd features his women: a colorful cast of warriors, sunbathers, sorcerers and girlfriends that have populated his work from the earliest years. The compositions serve as emotional touchstones in a narrative with both comedy & tragedy. Check out a look below.
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Previews: Swoon – “Braddock Tiles Benefit” (Brooklyn) @ Select Art Fair

On Wednesday May 7th, Swoon (featured) and her studio will bring their popular Braddock Tiles benefit event to Brooklyn to kick off the 2014 Select Fair NYC. Similar to her recent BT exhibition in Manhattan, where a slew of great artists contributed prints and original works for charity, Swoon has assembled another great roster of artists to contribute new limited numbered prints, including Alyssa Dennis, Ann Messner, Anton Zolotov, Ashira Siegel, Bill Daniel, Brent Green, Brett Cook, Butch Anthony, Christian Guemy C215, Candice Tripp, Cash For Your […]
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Openings: Dallas Art Fair 2014

In the past few years, Dallas has been a hotbed of great art activity and related events. With the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosting KAWS & Barry McGee (here & here), the Dallas Contemporary exhibitions of DZINE & Faile (here & here), and MTV holding its annual star-studded RE:DEFINE auction (here) in the city, it’s not surprising to see the action shift to this key region. One of the most important art fairs occurring in the Midwest the past few years is the Dallas […]