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Openings: Fuco Ueda – “Odd-Eye” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an exhibition from Fuco Ueda entitled Odd-Eye, her second solo (see 2014) with the Culver City showspace. The beautifully rendered new works from the Japanese artist are mainly created on canvas with a few smaller pieces on paper, all featuring her characteristic lush imagery and palette. Surrounded by reoccurring motifs and symbols of death (such as chrysanthemum flowers & skeletal elements) as well as disquieting creatures, her flushed girls seem to be trapped in some sort of lurid dream world. […]

Upcoming: Snarkitecture / Daniel Arsham – “The Beach” @ Sydney Festival

For this year’s Sydney Festival, Cofounders Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham from Snarkitechture will be bringing their The Beach installation (see last year) back at the The Cutaway at Bangaroo Reserve. The 60m x 23m ball pit may be the world’s largest and will feature 1.1 million balls this time, an ocean of monochromatic fun for visitors to dive into. Head over here for more information. Photo credit: Noah Kalina. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Previews: Invader – “Hello, My Game Is…” @ Musée en Herbe

Next month, Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… Over 100 new works will be on show, forming part of the museum’s ongoing program to bring art to all generations with a particular emphasis on the young. The title refers to the name stickers, which are popular with graffiti artists and support-group coordinators alike. The twist on the name emphasizes the playfulness of the work and the exhibition’s aim to actively encourage people to interact with the […]

Update: solidARTy.org (III)

After hosting couple of successful fundraising auctions, solidarty.org is back with another fund raising effort. On the 28th of December, they will be having a charity sale of previously unsold work along with newly donated pieces by world renowned urban and contemporary artists. The project was started in November 2015 with an idea to provide artists a platform through which they could sell their work for charity donations. With collectors making payments directly to the AreYouSyrious organization, 100% of the proceeds were put into helping […]

Showing: Thomas Canto – “Illusory Perspectives” @ Centre Georges Pompidou

Thomas Canto recently introduced his latest big project, the Illusory Perspectives installation at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This large installation continues his series of futuristic aesthetics-oriented works which combine urban and geometrical elements in an eclectic abstract form. Mixing painted patterns with actual objects and a grid of both lines and threads installed in the space, the French artist creates a multidimensional work that plays with observers’ perspectives. Taking city and urban landscapes as an endless inspiration, his work plays with light and its effects on surroundings. In this manner, […]

Previews: “6th Annual Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art (New York)

On January 7th, Spoke Art’s New York location will be hosting the 6th Annual Supersonic Invitational, curated by Zach Tutor. As with previous shows, he will be drawing on the list of artists who have been featured on his website in the past. Participating artists for this year’s event includes Rebecca Mason Adams, Brett Amory, Tom Bagshaw, Kelsey Beckett, Syd Bee, Lauren Brevner, Peter Chan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Haunted Euth, Alex Garant, Andrew Hem, Michael Howard, Allan Innman, Sarah Joncas, Erik Jones, Steve Kim, Kit King, So Youn […]

Showing: Faile – “Strong Currents” @ Gordon Galleries

Showing through the rest of the month at Gordon Galleries’ new space (6 Hapelech St), their third space in South Tel Aviv, is a solo exhibition from Faile (featured). Entitled Strong Currents, the new pieces sees the Patricks turn their attention to the hidden agendas and issues that underlay much of our social-political system. Creating through multiple mediums including printmaking, stenciling, and painting (this time with more focus on underpainting) the Brooklyn-based duo successfully introduced a fresh look at their iconic imagery for their first show in Israeli […]

Showing: Anselm Kiefer – “Walhalla” @ White Cube (Bermondsey)

Anselm Kiefer returns to the White Cube’s Bermondsey space after an absence of five years for his latest exhibition entitled Walhalla. Superficially, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller appears to be a novel about the Second World War, but scratching beneath the surface reveals a novel about the twentieth century as a whole with critiques of unfettered capitalism, the rise and fall of geo-political powers and our own inevitable mortality. Equally, at first glance, the work of Kiefer can appear to focus on the long, dark shadow cast […]

Openings: Mark Ryden – “Cámara de las Maravilla” @ CAC Malaga

Last week, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) in Spain hosted the first museum retrospective from Mark Ryden (interviewed) entitled Cámara de las Maryville. For those who have seen the exhibition, it certainly has been a House of Wonders with the plethora of small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and sculptures on display for all to enjoy. The show will be on view until the 5th of March so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area, or enjoy more photos below… Discuss Mark […]

Upcoming: Fulvio Di Piazza – “Entangled” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On January 7th, Fulvio Di Piazza will be opening a solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York entitled Entangled. The Italian artist is known for his anthropomorphized landscapes where mountains and forests come together to form surreal shapes of things like human faces, whales, and other creatures. These images are often accented by the smoke and fire of volcanic activity, giving his oil paintings a dark dystopian atmosphere. Discuss Fulvio Di Piazza here.