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Overtime: May 18 – May 24

More stories from the week that ended May 24 (click on bolded words for more information): The Space looks at Simon Denny’s work. RIP: Amy L. Brandt, who died at the age of 37 after a health-related struggle. RIP: Ekkehard Drefke, who died at the age of 75 after falling into the water in Venice and drowning. RIP: Rosemarie Castoro, who died at the age of 76 due to unknown causes. American Contemporary gallery closes its doors. Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is closed to the public […]
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Upcoming: Liu Bolin – “The Distance To The Eyes” @ Magda Danysz

On May 23rd in Shanghai, Magda Danysz will be hosting a new show from Liu Bolin entitled The Distance To The Eyes, his third solo with the gallery. The series of new photographs which includes the Chinese artist painted over and blending into the scenery (as per his usual technique), see him taking a provocative turn with his work by hacking institutional websites where some images have been changed with him hiding in the image. The clever new series is like a performance inside the worldwide web. He further states – “With […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee & Todd James “FUD” @ V1 Gallery

On Friday, May 29th, V1 gallery in Copenhagen will open FUD, a joint exhibition by Barry McGee & Todd James. This will be the second time that the legendary American artists will be creating a two man show at the gallery. According to the info we’ve received from the gallery, the show will consists of new works in a variety of mediums, as is expected from these two prolific artists. From paintings on canvas and wood, sculpture, drawing and an array of various elements, the whole exhibition will be organized (or […]
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Showing: Tauba Auerbach & Charlotte Posenenske – “Reciprocal Score” @ Indipendenza

STANDARD (Oslo) and Mehdi Chouakri present Reciprocal Score, a two person exhibition of work by Tauba Auerbach and Charlotte Posenenske. showing at Indipendenza in Rome. The show includes new woven paintings by Auerbach, who incorporated architectural structure and ornaments from around the city into the works, along with Posenenske’s D and DW square tubes series. As a key figure that bridged the gap between Minimal Art and Conceptual Art, Posenenske was active in Germany in the 1950‘s and 60’s, when she developed the Vierkantrohre series. These works consist of modular sculptures made of galvanized steel or […]
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Previews: Jim Houser – “Hush” @ Andenken / Battalion

Andenken / Battalion Gallery in Amsterdam will be opening a solo show by Jim Houser on Friday, June 5th. Hush will feature some new works that the American artist has been making in his recognizable style. From the preview images we received from the gallery, the new pieces seen continue the style of works Houser has always been known for. Mixing a flat, naive painting style, with collage and written words, his emotive pieces usually hide more than one message or story in them. Experimenting with more […]
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Releases: Kenny Scharf x The Hundreds

The Hundreds recently unveiled their collaboration with Kenny Scharf (interviewed) on a new line of apparel. Taking the legendary New York street artist’s Hanna Barbera inspired cartoon imagery, deployed in a repeating camouflage pattern, the new collection is a camping-inspired series which includes a poncho that converts into a tent. Take a look at some more shots below for the lookbook featuring Nate Sells, rapper Alexander Spit, and the artist himself staged at Scharf’s Los Angeles studio. For those interested, the new items will be available Friday, May 22nd, exclusively […]
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Overtime: May 11 – May 17

More stories from the week that ended May 17 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Chris Burden, who died at the age of 69 from malignant melanoma. LA Weekly has remembrances of the artist and teacher. The role of architecture in the artist’s work. LACMA to show Chris Burden’s last finished work Ode to Santos Dumont next week. Venetian city officials and police authorities threatening to shut down Christoph Büchel’s mosque installation. Greece rules out Amal Clooney’s advice of taking Britain to court for the return of […]
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Upcoming: Thinkspace – “LAX / DTW” @ Inner State Gallery

On June 6th, Inner State Gallery will be opening a new group show in Detroit entitled LAX / DTW. The exhibition is just the latest part of a continuing series in a curatorial program (also see Hong Kong, SF, Berlin) from Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles where they bring their roster of artists to a new location to share art with fans who may otherwise not have a chance to see work from their favorite artists in the New Contemporary Art Movement. Participants each contributing 16″ […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: Cyrcle. – “Nothing Exists” @ Station16 Gallery

Coming up in a few weeks, the Cyrcle. (featured) crew will be opening a new show at the Station16 Gallery in Montreal. It looks like Rabz & Davey’s artistic journey has taken a philosophical turn with this new batch of work collectively entitled Nothing Exists. Take a look in these photos as we catch the multidisciplinary artists hard at work in the studio prepping for the exhibition (opening on June 4th). Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Cyrcle. here.
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Previews / Setup: Clemens Behr – Variety of (N)one @ Mirus Gallery

This weekend, Berlin based artist Clemens Behr opens his first US solo exhibition at Mirus Gallery. Variety of (N)one will feature Behr’s trademark installation-based artworks following a month’s residency with the San Francisco space and will extensively feature materials gathered by the artist from the recent remodelling of the building which houses the gallery. Behr is widely known for his use of repurposed and found construction materials within his work, so we expect good things from this timely and site specific endeavour. The exhibition will […]
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