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Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part I)

46 years since art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt of Basel created an international art fair, the world’s leading art event opened its door to the general public on the 16th of June. The fair was created with an idea to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well as serve as a meeting point for the international art world, and this year, 280 of the world’s leading galleries are showing works from over 4,000 different artists. Ranging from modern […]

Showing: Boris “Delta” Tellegan @ Rose Beton Festival

With the focus of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse this year on graffiti, artists Craig Costello, Futura, Mist, Tilt, and Boris Tellegen were asked to create installations at the Musee des Abattoirs in an exhibition entitled EPOXY. For his part, Tellegen (otherwise known as DELTA), contributed a sculpture, small painting and associated wall mural for the event. The highlight of course was the robot like sculpture, created in the architecturally-informed abstract style the Dutch artist perfected on the streets of Amsterdam. Discuss Boris “Delta” Tellegen here.

Showing: Geoff McFetridge – “The Quiet Of Not Listening” @ V1 Gallery

V1 Gallery is currently showing Geoff McFetridge’s The Quiet Of Not Listening. As his third solo with the gallery in Copenhagen, this exhibition features nine paintings on canvas and five large drawings. Following his signature style of portraying mundane imagery through a flat, minimalist approach, a few of the new works include images of folding chairs. Drawn from his memory, it wasn’t until recently that Mcfetridge realized his images were actually incorrect. Ubiquitous and specific to western culture, the chairs on his paintings are both pure and wrong, but they represent […]

Previews: Andreas Englund @ Ramhuset

After completing a clever two wall mural in Berlin, Andreas England is getting ready to open a solo show on June 17th at Ramhuset in his hometown. The Swedish artist has prepared some of the humorous oil paintings depicting the everyday life of an anonymous superhero that he is known for, including a series he calls Superfly. You can also see some work at Restaurant Smak in Falun all summer. Discuss Andrew England here.

Upcoming: Andy Kehoe – “Fantastical Romanticism” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On June 25th, a solo show from Andy Kehoe will open at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The new body of work from the Pittsburgh-based artist entitled Fantastical Romanticism has been in-progress for at least a year now so we are anxious to see what new ideas he has been working on. Those who attend the opening can expect to see more of his mystical creatures in Autumn-tinged natural settings, painted with a technique that gives the work dimensionality. Discuss Andy Kehoe here.

Previews: KAWS – “BFF” @ Central Embassy (Bangkok)

Along with peeks at the new 8 meter tall sculpture from KAWS to be unveiled soon in Thailand, fans of the Brooklyn-based artist are also excited to see a new product line release. The project at Central Embassy in Bangkok, produced with the help of curator AllRightsReserved, will feature a new character called BFF that looks to be a mix between Elmo and the Cookie Monster with the artist’s distinctive double X’s for eyes. There will also be a plush version (edition of 1000) of the sculpture for sale at ‪‎SIWILAI Store from 30th […]

Showing: Olafur Eliasson @ Versailles

Following in the footsteps of Koons, Murakami, and Kapoor, guest artist Olafur Eliasson is currently showing his works (until October 30th) at the historic palace of Versailles. Known for his large scale installations that deal with elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature, the Danish-Icelandic artist has divided his spatial interventions between the outdoor gardens and the château interior. Eliasson elaborates on his vision – “the Versailles that I have been dreaming up is a place that empowers everyone. It invites visitors to take control of the authorship […]

Openings: Meghan Howland – “Your Magic Is Real” @ Roq La Rue

Hailing from Portland, Maine, Meghan Howland (pictured left below) made the trek to the Pacific Northwest for her Your Magic Is Real exhibition (on display until July 2nd) at Roq la Rue, which will be one of the last before the gallery closes its doors in September. The exhibition features several colorful oil paintings alongside charcoal drawings on paper. Thick brushstrokes enable the paintings to be resolved from a few feet away as the human form melds with fauna and their surroundings. Subjects emerge from […]

Previews: Jeff Gillette – “Post Dismal” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Ten months since Dismaland (covered) opened its doors to the public, the artist that inspired the whole project, Jeff Gillette, will be opening his first UK solo show on June 24 at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Post Dismal will include 15 new paintings continuing the post-apocalyptic imagery that juxtaposes Disney images with scenes of slums, despair, and ruin. Back in the 1990s, Gillette got inspired by the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, and his pessimist views. This influence resulted with the concept of taking the things people love and imposing the worst-case scenario to them. The […]

Showing: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue” @ Die Kunstagentin

As we previously reported, since May 26th, Die Kunstagentin gallery in Cologne, Germany has been hosting a solo by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. For this showcase, the Tel-Aviv-based artist created an all new body of work strongly influenced by the refugee crisis. The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue includes a large installation where recurring bird characters are flying towards a hole in a barbed wire fence. Symbolizing the painful journey of people escaping the horrors of war, this large work is juxtaposed against a smaller sculptural piece. Placed in […]