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Upcoming: Faile – “Les BALLETS de FAILE” @ Lincoln Center (Part II)

Tonight (May 29th) marks the return of Faile’s Les BALLETS de FAILE to the New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Center with all new works on display. In place of the epic tower installation for the first showing (covered) will be a series of prayer wheels from the Brooklyn duo as well as new paintings. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag some tickets to the performances, the exhibition is still open to the public (details here). Take a look at some preview images below… Discuss Faile here.

Michael Johansson – “Familiar Abstractions” @ Vigeland-Museet

Last week, we brought a look inside the studio of Michael Johansson in Malmø where he was busy preparing for his show at the Vigeland-Museet in Oslo, Norway. We now have some photos of the recently closes said exhibition, Familiar Abstractions, which features the tetris-like created cubes made from everyday objects that the Swedish artist is known for. Along with these color-coded assemblages, Johansson also filled in some doorways in with some installation work as well as displayed some grid-like sculptural pieces from rack-like materials. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Michael Johansson here.

Openings: Jake & Dinos Chapman – “The Sum Of All Evil” @ White Cube (Hong Kong)

As Basel Week in Hong Kong comes to a close, we have another exhibition to share with you. Jake & Dinos Chapman, often referred to as the Chapman Brothers (see our Art Focus), introduced their provocative encased dioramas to fans and fairgoers in Hong Kong at the White Cube Gallery with a series of work collectively entitled The Sum Of All Evil. The siblings epic sculptural works are packed with thousands of detailed components and often deal with ideas of war, genocide, violence, the apocalypse, […]

Upcoming: Eishi Takaoka -“Waiting” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday (May 25th) marks the return of Eishi Takaoka to Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles for another solo showing. Entitled Waiting, the exhibition will feature the serene floating heads that the Japanese artist has become know for. Each sculpture comprises of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments and although they display an outwardly calm façade, their bottled-up emotions manifest as outlandish formations that are often seen sprouting from each face.

Openings: Art Basel (Hong Kong)

Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After a succesful showing for Takashi Murakami in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe (covered), the renowned Japanese artist has returned to Asia for a solo showing at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong. The show which opened last night includes a selection of paintings & sculptures and was timed nicely to welcome in collectors in town for Art Basel (HK edition). Check out some more photos below… All works by ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photos credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. […]

Studio Visit: Michael Johansson

Earlier this year, our EU correspondent Henrik Haven headed over to visit Michael Johansson’s studio in Malmø. The Swedish artist was in the midst of preparing for his show Familar Abstractions that just ended at the  Vigeland-Museet in Oslo, Norway (more on this soon). Famous for his hued fabricated cube assemblage made from everyday objects, Johansson’s space was understandably organized by careful color coding. Interestingly enough, you can get an idea of his process by seeing the equipment in his studio. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Michael Johansson […]

Openings: Yoshitomo Nara @ Pace Gallery

During Frieze Week, Pace Gallery held the much anticipated opening for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The solo exhibition is Nara’s first with the blue chip gallery since joining its esteemed roster in 2011. For his first return to New York City after his comprehensive retrospective at the Asia Society, the Nara pulled no stops and displayed a well-rounded series that included works on canvas, bronze, and paper. Also this body of work included pieces that made it from his Japanese museum exhibitions at the  Yokohama […]

Showing: George Condo – “Paintings & Sculpture” @ Sprüth Magers (Berlin)

Currently at Sprüth Magers, George Condo has a selection of new paintings and sculptures on display, his third solo exhibition in Berlin. The series of large-scale works are are the results of his ongoing reference to art history with the focus this time being Abstraction – i.e.: the lines of de Kooning, the forms and colors of Matisse, Tanguy and Klee, the all-over of Pollock, and Picasso. Rounding out the showing is a series of five bronze sculptures, taken from the familiar facial profiles seen in his imagery. The […]

Openings: Mars1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon – “Cosmic Terrain” @ Petaluma Art Center

Last month, the Petaluma Art Center north of San Francisco opened up an exhibition entitled Cosmic Terrain, the brainchild of Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon. As part of the Furtherrr collective, the three friends are no stranger to collaborative works, which along with individual pieces, is what this show is about. The cosmic musings of Mars-1, organic patterns of Soule, and the chaotic abstractions from Vernon fuse and meld so well together, it is sometimes hard to differentiate where one artist’s vision starts and […]