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Showing: Danh Vō – “Go Mo Ni Ma Da” @ The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Currently on view at The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is a exhibition devoted to Danh Vō, an artist who was born in Vietnam and raised in Denmark. His work and the pieces in this show are highly political and explore liberal societies and the power games and rules that underlie them and the fragile nature of the nation-state idea. Centralized by values expressed through the material, economic, or symbolic, Vō’s practice illuminates the complexity of the relationship between peoples in the […]
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Preview: Maya Lujan @ Carmichael Gallery

It has been awhile since Carmichael Gallery has hosted a artist exhibition and if you are wondering what the reason may be, it’s because they have moved locations to a venue that’s two miles up Washington Blvd from the previous Culver City one. For its inaugural show, the gallery will unveil a solo show by LA-based artist Maya Lujan. For her new series of paintings, the artist researched the history of the new gallery venue (discovered that it used to be a puppet theatre) and […]
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Overtime: June 17 – June 23

More stories from the week ended June 23: Paul McCarthy’s massive White Snow show opens at the Park Avenue Armory. RIP: Seth Siegeblaub, who died at the age of 71 in Basel, Switzerland. RIP: Norbert Schwontkoski who died at the age of 64. Swiss government starts internet portal to help claimants, museums & researchers track art looted by Nazis. First 500 of 4,500 books from disputed Schneerson library to new Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center. Spat over allegedly looted art overshadows Merkel’s Russia visit & event […]
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Overtime: June 10 – June 16

More stories from the week ended June 16: Maurizio Cattelan takes a break from retirement and presents old work in a new way at Fondation Beyeler. RIP: Dorothea Wight, who has died of cancer at age 68. RIP: “Gallerists to the people” startup Artify.it. Feds pursue Subhash Kapoor, suspected of smuggling an estimated $100 mill. in art over the last two years. German police bust forgery ring that faked works by such artists as Kandinsky, Malevich and Goncharova. Twenty-two people arrested as Paris Police break […]
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Overtime: June 3 – June 9

More stories from the week ended June 9: Subodh Gupta’s giant boat on show at Hauser & Wirth rumored to sell to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for $800k. RIP Charles Mason, who has taken his own life at age 50. Tragic news – artwork by from Picasso, Monet, and Matisse stolen from Rotterdam may now just be ashes. Paul Yore collages confiscated by police, who say the work sexualizes children and he may face charges. Christie’s withdrew ten works by Brazilian artists from its auctions of […]
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Videos: Berndnaut Smilde – “Making Clouds”

Berndnaut Smilde‘s work is defined by the temporary and the ephemeral. It lives for a few seconds and disappears, without a trace that it was ever there, documented only through photographs and video. The Avant/Garde Diaries recently recorded one of his clouds in the Green Room of the Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco. A small crowd was there to witness a smoke machine create billowing smoke forming a luscious, cotton candy-like shape in the middle of the Beaux-Arts chamber before it vaporized into haze, […]
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Overtime: May 27 – June 2

More stories from the week ended June 2: Marc Quinn unveils inflatable sculpture portraying Alison Lapper outside the church of St. Giorgio Maggiore. RIP: Otto Muehl, who died at the age of 87 after suffering from Parkinson and heart problems. Formal debate at Art Basel HK considers the assertion: The Market Is the Best Judge of Art’s Quality. The Art Law Blog states that despite what some may think, Detroit is able to sell artwork from DIA collection. Velvet Underground settles Warhol lawsuit with Warhol Foundation […]
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Overtime: May 20 – May 26

More stories from the week ended May 26: John Constable masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows, bought by Tate for £23.1mil. RIP: Cecilia Steinfeldt, known as the First Lady of Texas Art, pass away just a week shy of her 98th birthday. Detroit Institute of Art’s multibillion-dollar art collection could face sell-off to satisfy Detroit’s creditors Joseph Beuys biography accuses him of having close ties to the Nazis. SplitArt ends in liquidation due to a split between the investors about its direction. Nils Jennrich, […]
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Overtime: May 13 – May 19

More stories from the week ended May 19: New Yorkers upset over neighbor Arne Svenson’s photos taken through windows for art exhibit. Chinese authorities begin demolishing ancient capital of Lhasa to transform city into a tourist destination. Construction company destroys one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids to extract crushed rock for project. RIP: Thomas M. Messer, longtime director of the Guggenheim Museum, who died at the age of 93. British police interrupt stunt by Voina on London Tower Bridge. Activists occupy Budapest’s Ludwig Museum protesting the […]
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Showing: David Benjamin Sherry – “Wonderful Land” @ OHWOW

Wonderful Land marks David Benjamin Sherry’s second solo exhibition at OHWOW and features photographs from the American Western and Southwestern states, taken with a large format, handmade, analog wooden film camera over the course of several months. The artist prints each image in his own darkroom, creating vivid and detailed images with brilliant colors. The resulting body of work is at once aesthetically beautiful and wondrous as it reminds us of how spectacular nature can be. If you will be in Los Angeles and would […]