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Upcoming: Kehinde Wiley – “Lamentation” @ Petit Palais

On October 20th, Petit Palais in Paris will be opening up a new exhibition from Kehinde Wiley entitled Lamentaion. For his first solo show in France, the African American artist will be presenting ten pieces (stain glass works and paintings), some created in his signature style of posing anonymous youths from urban centers in the same way the subjects in classical portraiture. For this showing in particular, Wiley will continuing his use of religious iconography including a reference for the first time to the Virgin Mary. […]

Openings: “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” @ Virginia MOCA

A couple weeks ago, the Virginia MOCA held the opening reception for Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Celebrating the publication’s decade of excellence bringing coverage of many of the artists you have grown to love here on AM, the group exhibition featured work from artists like AJ Fosik, Audrey Kawasaki, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Gehard Demetz, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kehinde Wiley, Kris Kuksi, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Ryden, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Nicola Verlato, Olek, Scott […]
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Previews: “A Material Legacy” @ Nasher Museum of Art

Tomorrow (February 18th) in Durham, North Carolina, the Nasher Museum of Art will be opening A Material Legacy, a group exhibition featuring selections from the collection of Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger. The daughter and son-in-law of the original benefactors of the museum located in Duke University will be putting on display art almost exclusively made in the last 10 years including the work of David Altmejd, Huma Bhabha, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Edmund de Waal, Mark di Suvero, Teresita Fernández, Liam Gillick, Wayne Gonzales, Katharina Grosse, […]

Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “A New Republic” @ Brooklyn Museum

Today marks the public opening of Kehinde Wiley’s massive mid-career survey entitled A New Republic at the Brooklyn Museum. For this exhibition, the locally-based artist has a selection of Wiley’s World Stage paintings, which started in 2006, many of which feature his signature “street castings” – taking urban youths off the street and posing & dressing them like the upper crust of society in Renaissance and old master paintings. Rounding things out are a serious of bronzes, stained glass paintings, and smaller “altarpieces.” Photo credit: Byron Smith and Chad Batka […]

Showing: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Haiti” @ Roberts & Tilton

Continuing his long relationship with the Culver City gallery, Kehinde Wiley is currently showing at Roberts & Tilton, his fifth solo there. Entitled The World Stage: Haiti, the new work follows the same successful formula from previous exhibitions while sourcing from a new locale. Carrying on his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new work draw attention to the people of Haiti and its history. Created with Wiley’s signature aesthetic, ideas […]

Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Haiti” @ Roberts & Tilton

Later tonight, Culver City will see the return of portrait painter Kehinde Wiley when he opens The World Stage: Haiti at Roberts & Tilton. Continuing his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new works will now take the viewer to the troubled Caribbean nation. For his fifth solo with the gallery, Wiley will be presenting 12 new paintings sourced from the the streets of […]
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Rewind: Aug 25 – Sept 7

For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]
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Rewind: Jul 21 – Aug 3

Time for another segment of our Rewind feature. This edition’s highlighted video (via Colossal) comes from Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, home to over 300 ceramics studios. The American Museum of Ceramic Art visited five of the artists (like Kim Seong-Tae seen above) last year to profile their work with some beautiful footage. Check out the overview video below and head over here for more in depth looks at each artist. Preview of Kehinde Wiley / Haiti show at Roberts & Tilton. Bombing […]

Kehinde Wiley x Grey Goose – “Modern Kings of Culture” Series

Kehinde Wiley recently teamed up with Grey Goose to launch their new Le Melon flavor by painting a series of works called Modern Kings of Culture. Each piece was created with Wiley’s signature technique of remixing master paintings with a modern eye, playing with ideas of power and privilege by placing urban youths in classical poses. First, filmmaker Spike Lee’s portrait was revealed during the launch in New York. Then, the piece featuring Grammy nominated recording artist Swizz Beatz was unveiled during BET Awards Weekend. And finally, […]

Previews: “Brooklyn Artists Ball” @ Brooklyn Museum

The art world wouldn’t be where it is without some of the fine institutions that showcase art year round for the public to enjoy. Every year, we look forward to a special benefit held annually at the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Artists Ball is a tradition for us here at AM, and it looks again to continue to celebrate the great art that is in New York City. This year, on April 16th, they honor especially Jenny Holzer (seen above), Ai Weiwei and Kehinde Wiley. Like last […]
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