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Overtime: March 21 – March 27

More stories from the week that ended March 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Keith J Varadi reviews Ajay Kurian’s show at JOAN. Museums, as well as other institutions and transport in Brussels, on lockdown following terrorist attacks. Bozar later opens with increased security. Syria antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim vows to rebuild Palmyra temples razed by IS. El Sexto arrested during protest in Havana. Censorship growing in Turkey as museums seek to help those affected by legal action. Monts 14 group launches final […]
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Upcoming: Kelsey Brookes @ Compound Project

Coming up on April 9th, Kelsey Brookes will be opening a new show in Malibu, California at Compound Project. The exhibition will feature a new series of works that feature his psychedelic abstract patterns and interest in scientific matters. Created in proportion to the growth of the Fibonacci sequence onto a surface shaped in proportion to the golden ratio, the new paintings look to take things to the next level. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.
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Showing: Andy Rementer – “The Age Of Innocence” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Andy Rementer is currently taking part in a double personal exhibition with Fulvia Mendini at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan. The artists joined forces through similar aesthetics of simplified, polished presentation, use of bright colors, and the nostalgia of illustrated children’s stories. Strongly influenced by Milan and its vibe, Rementer produced a body of work that depicts the daily life, routines and the people he met or saw around town. His visual language has been developed through the years from working  as an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers such […]
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Releases: Supreme x Urs Fischer Skateboard Decks

Supreme recently announced their latest artist collaboration project with none other than famed sculptor Urs Fischer. The Swiss-born artist has elected to use the image of a cigarette, in various states of use, for the latest installment of the streetwear brand’s longstanding artist deck series. This isn’t the first time Fischer has chosen this subject for his art and speaks to his focus on everyday objects and the effects of time. The skate decks will be available in-store and online starting on March 24th. Discuss Urs […]
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Showing: Ryan McGinness – “#metadata” @ Kohn Gallery

Last weekend in Los Angeles, Kohn Gallery hosted the opening of Ryan McGinness second solo with them with a new body of work entitled #metadata. With this new showing, the New York-based artist presented a interesting installation featuring his distance imagery as well as two new series of works –  Studio Views and Screen Combines. Firstly, Studio Views takes us into the McGinness’ studio in a way as the new paintings are portrayed as they would be situated in his workspace, sort of like paintings of paintings. Screen […]
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Armory Week ’16: Armory Art Fair

Earlier this month, New York City welcomed in the Armory Art Show. This annual event showcases some of the brightest names and current trends in contemporary art (@ Pier 94) with a portion dedicated to some of the classics from art history (@ Pier 92). This main fair brought thousands of art lovers from all over the world and is the central hub of the Armory Week fairs and festivities. Take a look at some of the interesting works on display below. Photo credit: AK+ for Arrested Motion. Discuss […]
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Recap: Daniel Arsham – “My First Show in Japan, Year 2044″ @ Nanzuka

Daniel Arsham currently has on display his first solo presentation in Japan at Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo, also his second in Asia following his show at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong last autumn (covered). Titled My First Show in Japan, Year 2044, the exhibition introduces his signature concept of “Fictional Archaeology” to local art lovers. Capturing the future from an archaeological perspective, his haunting pieces allow viewers to imagine the possibility of various everyday objects becoming artifacts of the future – from technical gadgets such as cameras, players, phones to “fossilized” humans themselves. […]
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Preview: Meguru Yamaguchi – “Unknown Scorcher” @ HHH Gallery

After a six month break, HHH gallery in Tokyo will be opening its doors again on the 21st of March. Coinciding with the start of the local sakura season, their first show in 2016 will be Unknown Scorcher, an exhibition from Meguru Yamaguchi (featured). This will be the first solo for the NY-based Japanese artist in which he will be presenting a new set of works – Out Of Bound. After breaking through the borders of a canvas and classic painting formats with previous works, the new series takes this concept even further. Showing […]
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Overtime: March 14 – March 20

More stories from the week that ended March 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits David Hammons: Five Decades at Mnuchin Gallery. Brian Boucher shares 11 things we should know about David Hammons. RIP: Henrike Grohs, who passed away at the age of 51 after being killed by terrorists. RIP: Giuseppe Rossi, the surgeon who saved Andy Warhol’s life after he was shot. RIP: Anita Brookner, who passed away at the age of 87. Toronto’s Feature art fair shuts down. Five Francis Bacon paintings stolen from home in […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Kali” Print

On March 23rd, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new time-limited print (starting 8:00 AM PDT and available for 12 hours only) through his webstore entitled Kali. The image is taken from one of his paintings for his show in Tokyo last year (covered) and features the Japan-based artist’s surreal take on the Hindu goddess of empowerment. The giclee will include a silkscreened pink dot pattern which were hand painted in the original. More details here. Discuss James Jean here.