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Upcoming: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “Ten Pound Hand” @ JTT

On January 11th, Jamian Juliano-Villani will be opening an exhibition in the works for over a year at JTT in New York entitled Ten Pound Hand. As evidenced by her unconventional choice of show title, the New Jersey-raised artist has a dark sense of humor and seemingly has no boundaries her artistic vision. Known for her unsettling amalgamations and appropriation of source materials such as pop culture, movies, and other and art history, Juliano-Villani’s is sure excite her fans with some new surreal compositions on her return to the […]

Previews: Josh Sperling – “Chasing Rainbows” @ Perrotin Paris

On January 10th, Perrotin Paris will be opening a solo show by Josh Sperling titled Chasing Rainbows. With his first international show, the NY-based artist is being added to gallery’s stellar roster along such names as Takashi Murakami, JR, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Maurizio Cattelan, etc. For this showcase, Sperling produced a new series of signature works that include composites, or shaped canvases and plywood panels, a series of monochrome canvas reliefs and a large-scale installation. From the images that the artist shared on his Instagram, the new works feature […]

Showing: Daniel Richter- “Music for Orgies” @ GRIMM, Amsterdam

GRIMM Gallery in Amsterdam is entering a new year with last few days of the solo exhibition by Daniel Richter, titled Music for Orgies. The third solo show by the German artist opened on November 24th and will stay on view through January 6th. Eight years since his last showing in Amsterdam, Richter finally came back to introduce a new body of work. Even though the work he started developing in the 90s was widely recognized and well accepted, the artist felt it was time […]

Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Color Mushroom Cloud” @ University of Chicago

Earlier this month, Cai Guo-Qiang launched one of his explosive new works in Chicago that he entitled Color Mushroom Cloud. Realized at exactly December 2, 3:25pm CST, the timing of the 75 meter tall piece coincided with the 75th year anniversary of the first controlled, self sustained nuclear chain reaction at the same location at the University of Chicago. Commissioned by the UChicago Arts the Smart Museum of Art, the site-specific creation from the Chinese artist is part of an ongoing series of public events – Reactions: New Perspectives On […]

Showing: Ron Mueck – “Mass” @ National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria recently commissioned Ron Mueck to create an installation for their permanent collection, his most ambitious project to date. Entitled Mass, the work which debuted at the inaugural NGV Triennial, features 100 fibreglass and resin skulls, each one measuring about a meter high. As one of the most gifted living Australian sculptors, Mueck almost exclusively creates smaller or larger than life-size pieces. Judging from the stunning result of these skulls being housed in the 17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery, we think […]

Showing: JR – “Mind the Gap” @ Château La Coste

Currently at Château La Coste in France, JR (interviewed) has an exhibition on view featuring a nifty installation that is a play on some of his most well-known works like his Women Are Heroes project in Kenya. Entitled Mind the Gap, the piece in the Renzo Piano Pavilion features a series of hanging circular tracks that have miniature trains running in different directions, all pasted with the French artist’s photographs. The hypnotic motion of the 700 train cars creates a captivating sight for visitors of the exhibition which […]

Showing: Mike Lee – “Happier Together”

Up until 23rd of December, Amala Gallery in Tokyo will be showing the first international show by Mike Lee. The works on view were painted exclusively for this exhibition and are meant to be representations of his positive outlook on everyday life. After successful solo shows in LA and Portland earleir this year, the NY-based artist focused on producing a small body of work for his Japan debut show, Happier Together. Taking the local love and appreciation of cartoon and manga culture as a starting point, Lee […]

Previews: “Ronde de Nuit” @ Adda&Taxie

Four young contemporary urban artists – Sebas Velasco (Spain), Francisco Bosoletti (Argentina), Spok (Spain) and Luis Gómez (Venezuela), will be showing their distinctive works at Adda&Taxie in Paris from December 9th until January 27th. The show will continue the efforts of the gallery owners Anna Dimitrova and Valeriane Mondot, to breathe a fresh life onto the Parisian art scene by showing works by young international artists. The exhibition Ronde de Nuit (Night Round) takes the title of Rembrandt’s masterpiece, both for the chiaroscuro present in the […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Releases: KAWS – “The News” Print Portfolio @ Pace Prints

Like in recent years (2015, 2016), KAWS has planned a limited edition release through Pace Prints tomorrow (December 6th at 11 am EST) for Basel Week Miami. The portfolio of nine tondo prints (run of 100), entitled THE NEWS, featuring the Brooklyn-based artist’s pop culture infused abstractions, have a tiered pricing system with the cost going up as the edition sells out. Although available initially only in person at the gallery’s booth (F28) at the main fair, a limited quantity of the set will also be be offered at […]

Overtime: Nov 28 – Dec 3

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Something new from Banksy on the separation wall in Bethlehem. One of the New Orleans Banksy pieces restored. A new print from Mobstr. Jack Pierson designs bags for Dior. A studio visit with Henry Taylor. A chat with Tomoo Gokita. Sam Falls opening a show at the Hammer Museum soon. Mark Bradford to create a “waterfall” work for the Baltimore Museum of Art. James Jean’s work with Prada in […]