Ai Weiwei’s largest show to date, Evidence, has just opened at Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin. The exhibition features new works that have been specifically designed for the exhibition or have never been shown in Germany. The show references some of the artist’s most well-known work, and his widely known experiences as an activist. Though he was unable to attend in person (his passport was confiscated by the Chinese government), the artist addressed the audience in video where he expressed his hopes to see the exhibition. As […]
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After seeding the city of Cologne last year with some of his sculptural urban interventions for the CityLeaks Festival, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) has returned for a solo show at Ruttkowski;68. Entitled Terrible Horrible, the exhibition opening on April 4th will delight and surprise the American artist’s fans alike with his play on the human form. If you were one of the lucky people that attended a special preview dinner put on by the gallery, you would have directly off one of his pieces lying on the table (seen below). […]
Last month, tens of thousands flocked to New York City to participate in Armory Week. Manhattan was filled with satellite fairs and exhibitions highlighting the vibrant arts culture in one of the main hubs of the US. At the center of it all is the flagship Armory Art Show. The long standing fair features some of the top galleries in the world displaying an amazing range of artistry. From younger emerging artists to household names, we doubt you’ll not find something exciting at this mainstay […]
Within the last five years, The Independent has established itself as one of the must-see satellites during Armory Week in New York. The small fair, which launched in 2010, has tended to present the cutting edge of contemporary art, and with emerging art being today’s hot topic, collectors made sure that they got in early to see what the event had to offer. This year’s complement of 50 international galleries did not disappoint, together displaying a strong and challenging selection of artworks across different mediums. And […]
Coming up on May 17th, Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles will host a new showing from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). From this teaser image, some of the flowers customized with his signature facial features that we have seen here and there will be presented in abundant quantities. Taking inspiration from his job during college was delivering bouquets of flowers in Santa Barbara, the whimsical pieces will be part of no doubt a larger selection of his further explorations into sculpture. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
Opening as we speak, the Marais location of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is hosting the reception for Tom Sachs’ new show. The title of the new works, American Handmade Paintings, speaks to the NY-based sculptor’s use of American iconography as well as the way his pieces are meticulously constructed. Highlighted in this seventh solo with the Paris showspace are two techniques often seen in the versatile artist’s practice – pyrography and marquetry – respectively, the use of fire as a drawing tool and the complex assemblages pre-painted inlaid elements. It […]
KAWS aka Brian Donnelly just opened his big European museum exhibition, curated by Fernando Francés, at CAC Malaga. Titled Final Days, this is his first museum solo outside USA, and similar to his recent US shows and events at the end of last year (New York, KC, PAFA), this showing will coordinate with his solo that opened in Madrid back in Feb (covered). The new body of work will continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s series of large scale sculptures by presenting five versions of his familiar figures carved in wood which will […]
On April 16th, the ICA in London will be presenting the first solo exhibition in the UK from the transcendent Tauba Auerbach. Entitled The New Ambidextrous Universe, the show will feature a diverse selection of works from the versatile artist including sculpture, photography, painting, weaving and book design. In particular, we are interested in her newly created works that “take as their starting point the scientific principles of symmetry and reflection as a means to hint at an alternate, mirror universe.” Discuss Tauba Auerbach here.
Diederick Kraaijeveld is a quite a special character on the art scene today. Historian by profession, he was working as an investigative journalist for many years, doing some creative works in his spare time during family visits in France. When his journalist job became less challenging and fulfilling, his hobby slowly took over, and about six years ago, he decided to make a significant career move. Nowadays, he is working and living in Hilversum in the Netherlands, where he makes his unique artwork that gets […]
One of the satellite fairs we visited first during New York’s Armory Week is Volta. This unique event does not showcase a sampling of a diverse roster of artists like most booths, but instead the invited gallerists select one artist to focus on. This results in a memorable way to keep the viewer’s attention as they run through the aisles focusing on one gallery and discovering a single artist at a time. Photo credit: AK for Arrested Motion.