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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Showing: “Absorbed By Light” @ Amsterdam Light Festival

One of the installations that grabbed the most attention this year at the Amsterdam Light Festival was a piece by artist Gali May Lucas (Design Bridge). Created with the help of sculptor Karoline Hinz, Absorbed By Light comments on our society’s increasing addiction to our mobile devices. Placed outside the Hermitage and on view through January 20th, the light sculpture plays off the theme of this year’s event – “the medium is the message.” The British artist further explains – “I see this every day in parks and in restaurants. in […]

Overtime: Dec 24 – 30

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The unforgettable works of 15 artists who died in 2018. The Biennials coming up and not to miss in 2019. The 15 biggest art historical discoveries of 2018. Here are 16 other amazing discoveries of 2018. The museum openings you won’t want to miss in 2019. The 20 most expensive artworks sold at auction in 2018. Will the art market comes to its senses in 2019? An artist’s guide to the best […]

Previews: Tom Sachs – “The Pack” @ Vito Schnabel Gallery

Continuing to build on his longstanding fascination with Switzerland (see his recent performance at Frieze London), Tom Sachs opened a show today in St. Mortiz. Hosted by Vito Schnabel Gallery, The Pack features the American artist applying his signature technique of bricolage to question the Swiss model of an ideal society. Repurposing found materials, Sachs creates sculptures that stem from “a desire to remake the world not as it is, but the way it ought to be.” An example of the complex layers of thought and planning […]

Overtime: Dec 17 – 23

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The 10 artists that broke into the art market big leagues in 2018. What the 7 biggest art lawsuits of 2018 mean for the art market. 16 globetrotting art aficionados tell us about the most memorable shows they saw in 2018. A year in visual culture and the people who defined it. 8 art advisors tell us which artists you should be watching (and buying) in 2019. The most influential artists of […]

Showing: Josh Sperling – “Two Purple Tigers” @ Perrotin (Seoul)

For his first showing in Asia that is on view through the end of the year, Josh Sperling has unveiled a selection of his signature geometric forms executed on a series of shaped canvases. Entitled Two Purple Tigers, the exhibition from the American artist at Perrotin Gallery’s Seoul branch explores the sculptural potential of painting. Drawing from influences that range from Googie-style signs to the Memphis furniture trend of the 1980s to Keith Haring’s figures, the bold angular shapes and sinuous curves of the upstate New York-based artist intrigues […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: Art Basel (Part II)

For our final look at Art Basel, we’ve included photos of the more striking and impressive pieces of work that were on view at Miami Beach Convention Center between December 5th – 8th. Comprising of sculptural works, paintings, drawings and installations, this selection includes both rarely or never before seen works by the big guns of the contemporary art world, as well as some pieces from new names and emerging artists debuting at one of the world’s leading art fairs. We’re starting off with a poetic wooden sculpture […]

Showing: Nat Meade – “Never Learn Not to Cease to Exist” @ Honey Ramka

Brooklyn’s Honey Ramka Gallery is currently showing Never Learn Not to Cease to Exist, their first solo show with Nat Meade. This intimate showcase comprising of mostly small and medium size casein on hemp pieces continues the NYC-based artist’s experimentation with archetypes of male figures. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Portland, Oregon, Meade received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007 from the Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, where he currently lives and works. Over the last couple years, he started developing a body of work which […]

Overtime: Dec 10 – 16

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The best public art of 2018 – Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Mastaba (seen above). Here are 32 inspiring museum exhibitions to see across the US over the holidays. Here are 11 remarkable, witty, and utterly unique holiday gifts you can buy from museum shops across the US. Hoarding and spending at Art Basel Miami Beach. 5 Art Basel-featured women artists you need to collect in 2019. The 2018 auction market—price is right […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: Art Basel (Part I)

We’re bringing you closer look at last week’s Art Basel Miami that was held at Miami Beach Convention Center between December 5th – 8th, with leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa showing work from artists on their rosters. For this recap, we wanted to show you some of the most talked about and most original gallery booths, such as Skarstedt’s, which revealed new canvases by David Salle and KAWS among other impressive works.  A few of our other favorite picks include the David Kordansky […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: NADA

One of the satellite fairs we always hit while in town for Basel Week Miami is the always intriguing emerging NADA art fair. Returning to Ice Palace Studios, the 16th edition continued to be “dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe.” As one of the only major American art fairs to be produced by a non-profit organization, the event allows some of the world’s youngest galleries showcase their exciting stable of artists. Check out photos of some of what caught […]