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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, […]

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 […]

Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama Monograph

Recently, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) release a new 109 page monograph featuring images of his intensely colorful work. The Japanese artist’s unique artistic language mixes both the figurative and abstract, inspired by Edo period woodblock prints and paintings as well as his experiences growing up in the States. Included also are photos from the Brooklyn-based artist’s studio and documentation of his more recent showings like his sculptures and public art at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered) and his exhibition at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley in 2015 (covered). Those interested in purchasing the […]

Upcoming: “Daydreaming with UNKLE Presents…” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On January 20th, James Lavelle will take over Lazarides Rathbone with Daydreaming with UNKLE Presents… THE ROAD: SOHO, a unique exhibition centered on his British music collective UNKLE in anticipation of the forthcoming album THE ROAD. The immersive show (similar to a previous iteration in Hong Kong) will explore music, art and street culture from artists and collaborators like Futura, Doug Foster, John Isaacs, Norbert Schoerner, John Nolan, Nathan Coley, Ben Drury, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, Dexter Navy, Seamus Farrell and more. Check out all the details here. […]

Overtime: Dec 12 – Dec 18

More stories from the week that ended Dec 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Aperture writes about Matthew Brandt’s new works. Palmyra attacked and recaptured by Isil militants and fears are growing over its fate. PULSE cancels New York edition of its far and launches new year-round programming. Heritage auction house sues Christie’s and Collectrium over alleged data theft. Henry Rollins thinks that burning punk rock artifacts and memorabilia is not punk. American Institute of Architects posthumously awards Paul Revere Williams its highest honor. […]

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Laundromat” @ Deitch Projects

Currently at Deitch Projects in New York through December 23rd, Ai Weiwei has an immersive installation on view entitled Laundromat. Continuing to address the refugee crisis in Europe, the Chinese artist (once a refugee himself) has filled the large space with garments, shoes, and personal effects that he acquired from the refugee camps housing Syrian immigrants near the border of Greece, along with snippets of media coverage and photos he took. The wet and soiled items were left behind in Idomeni as the refugees moved on, at […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Flower Ornaments”

Just in time for Christmas, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has designed some ornaments based on his flower and seeker imagery. Released through Plywerk, each one is $26 each or can be purchased in a set like the flower bundle where each bloom represents a month of the year. Check out all the available options here. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Overtime: Nov 28 – Dec 11

Double-sized Overtime this week. More stories from the week that ended Dec 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits Danny Fox’s A Spoon With The Bread Knife at V1 Gallery. RIP: Chen Shaoxiong, who passed away at the age of 54. RIP: Ousmane Sow, who passed away at the age of 81. At least 33 die in fire at Oakland Ghost Ship artists’ collective space. LA Times looks at who the victims were. Paper Magazine writes about media coverage of the tragic fire. […]

Showing: Gee Vaucher – “Introspective” @ Firstsite

Gee Vaucher has recently opened an exhibition entitled Introspective at Firstsite in Colchester. This is the first major show of her art in the UK and it spans the last 50 years of the multi-disciplinary artist’s practice. The work from the first half of her career is characterized by searing political satire, which was intended as a force for social change. This included publishing the nihilist newspaper International Anthem and working for the New York Times, where she first started using collage. Her continuing relevance […]

Basel Week Miami ’16: NADA Art Fair

If the Art Basel Miami Beach (covered) is considered the main event every year during Basel Week Miami, then NADA Miami Beach is certainly the much-awaited encore (Art Basel typically opens on Weds to VIPs and NADA opens the next morning on Thurs.). It is where new discoveries are more often made, as NADA typically includes younger galleries, with newer programs and fresher artists. It does not focus nearly as much historic or secondary works. In its 14th edition, the fair relocates back to Deuville Beach Resort, from the Fontainebleau Miami Beach […]