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Previews: Li Hongbo – “Textbooks” @ Klein Sun Gallery

Tomorrow night (January 7th) in New York, the Klein Sun will be hosting a new solo in their south gallery from Li Hongbo entitled Textbooks. The new body of work from the Beijing-based artist builds on his previous exhibition there (see 2014) with a new immersive installation built from binder clips, textbooks, and classroom materials. The Chinese artist known for his kinetic book sculptures will be further exploring the “influence of education in society, debating historical distortion and propaganda woven into classroom lessons across America and China” with […]

Showing: Takashi Murakami – “500 Arhats” @ Mori Art Museum

Currently at the Mori Art Museum is Takashi Murakami’s The 500 Arhats, surprisingly his first solo show in Japan in over 14 years when it opened. Fans of the locally-based artist in Tokyo have been spoiled as of late as they were able to enjoy a concurrent show at Kaikai Kiki that closed late last year, but have no fear – the museum exhibition is open through March 6th. The major showing from founder of the Superflat movement features a series of sculptures and paintings that he was moved to create after […]

Art Focus: Trevor Wheatley

Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art, and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]

Showing: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei @ National Gallery Victoria

On the 11th of December, the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne opened a major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Staying on view through the 24th of April, the show presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was organized by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei himself. The […]

Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]

Streets: Isaac Cordal (New York)

Last month, Isaac Cordal was invited to participate in the Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York) for a month. While there, the Spanish artist continued his series of Cement Eclipses works by creating more sculptures for placement on the streets. Scattered around New York City, the urban interventions are metaphors that reflect on politics, bureaucracy, and power – something to think about during the holidays. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.

Releases: Candice Tripp – “Sally” Masks

Earlier this year, you may have noticed some of the delicate mask sculptures Candice Tripp (interviewed) created for her show in Newcastle. These facial disguises are a reoccurring motif in her imagery and her characters can be seen cavorting around with them on in her dark narratives. Luckily for fans of the UK-based artist who took a liking to these, she has started a timed release for six versions of these masks that can be ordered here until noon on January 21st (GMT). Each piece will be […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

From the 6th of February until the 12th of June 2016, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be hosting the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS. The show will include new large, bright, graphic canvases at their expansive Longside Gallery and a series of monumental companion sculptures which will be exhibited around the historically designed landscape of YSP. The NYC-based artist recently visited a factory in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where his towering wooden sculptures are being produced. Teaser shots from his Instagram look very promising so this might be the right time for fans to […]

Upcoming: Tauba Auerbach – “Projective Instrument” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

Kicking off the art year for 2016 is the highly anticipated return of Tauba Auerbach to the gallery scene after a hiatus of four years. She talks about the reasons behind her break in a nice interview with SFAQ, (so you can check that out) and used the time off to create Diagonal Press. Projective Instrument opens at Paula Cooper in New York on January 9th and will feature “glass sculptures, 3D printed sculptures, new paintings, weavings, a library and a small series of concerts by […]

Showing: Jan Kalab – “Tension” @ BC Gallery

As we previously reported, BC Gallery in Berlin is currently hosting a solo by Jan Kalab (interviewed) which features a new series of round canvases and a large sculptural piece. Here is the followup with photos from the exhibition entitled Tension, which will stay on view until the 23rd of January. With a title referencing the structure of the works presented, the show includes works from the Czech artist’s most successful series. These minimalist pieces that experiment with the border line between geometrically perfect and organically unpredictable have been getting […]