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Basel Week HK ’18: Mike Lee – “Quality Time” @ Art Central // Over The Influence

One of our personal favorites from this year’s Art Central was the solo showcase by Mike Lee at the Over The Influence’s booth. Simultaneously showing the NY-based artist’s Hong Kong debut along with a solo show by Tadashi Kawamata in their local space, the gallery presented a sold out exhibition at the fair that included some of the largest pieces Lee has ever produced. Titled collectively Quality Time, the oils on canvas and panel continue the American artist’s efforts to portray his vision of happiness and good […]

Upcoming: Aakash Nihalani – “Tilt” @ Wunderkammern (Milan)

Returning to work with Wunderkammern after a showing in their Rome location (covered) back in 2014, Aakash Nihalani (interviewed) is opening his latest solo tonight with the gallery’s space in Milan. Entitled Tilt, the new body of work will include a site-specific installation and a series of small-format works created with ink and paint on paper. Playing with geometric shapes and optical illusion-like effects, the American artist continues to refine the skills he acquired while working with just a roll of tape while making art in the […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Recap: Art Central

On the 27th of April, the Art Central fair in Hong Kong opened its door to the public, showcasing the works selected by 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which hail from the Asia Pacific. With 30 of these galleries having their debut turn at this fair, the event was bound to present some fresh art by up-and-coming, as well as some well established names. The fact that the majority of presenting galleries are based in Asia and are showing local artists could definitely be noticed […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Openings: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin

After a successful opening (covered) in Tokyo at Perrotin last week, KAWS dropped the second verse of his tour of Asia with a showing at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. The pieces on display played out like part two of a cohesive body of work featuring abstract hints of the beloved cartoon and pop culture characters that the Brooklyn-based artist continues to be fascinated with. Rounding out the exhibition timed to coincide with Basel Week Hong Kong was a large scale bronze version of his recently released pink […]

Releases: KAWS – “BFF (Pink)” Figure

Starting tomorrow at 10 am (EST), KAWS will be releasing the pink version of his BFF vinyl figure thru his website. Also available at that time will be the black colorway, and for those completists out there, the MoMA design store will have all three colors (blue, black, and pink) at their physical location as well as online starting tomorrow. Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: March 19 – 25

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Major street art & graffiti retrospective Beyond the Streets is coming to LA. Hong Kong’s most important Gallery District is in a brand new 26-story skyscraper. Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art is the first museum certified by W.A.G.E. London’s leading museums face growing scrutiny over donations linked to the opioid crisis. This Activist Group Thinks Your Met Ticket Price Should Depend on Your Tax Bracket. Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum selling prized […]

Upcoming: Andrew Schoultz – “This Marvelous and Turbulent World” @ FWMoA

Tomorrow night (March 24th) in Indiana at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Andrew Schoultz will unveiling new work in a show entitled This Marvelous and Turbulent World. On view will be a large wall mural, a one sided chess match installation, along with displays of his recent work. He further explains – “Chaos and destruction are reccurring themes in my work because I see these things happening around us constantly. Whether it is the multiple wars being fought all over the world, the natural disasters that seem […]

Openings: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin (Tokyo)

Last night, AM stopped by the Tokyo branch of Galerie Perrotin to catch the opening of KAWS’ solo show, his first of two in Asia with Hong Kong coming up. Attended by his Japanese admirers (some from his Original-Fake days), international superfans, and the usual cast of locally-based artist friends, the opening showcased the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest pop culture character-based abstractions including a sweet Snoopy airplane shaped painting.Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.

Previews: “ON THE MOVE” @ KIRK Gallery

ON THE MOVE, a new group show opened tonight at KIRK Gallery in Denmark featuring the work of Fintan Mcgee, Joram Roukes, Robert Proch, Christian Verginer, Telmo Miel (seen above), Wiley Wallace, James Bullough, Ratur & Sckaro and Wes21. The gallery in Aalborg is responsible for the Out in the Open project that has brought many muralists to the area including some who are included in this exhibition. Take a look at more preview image below…

Showing: “Postdigital” @ Tales of Art

Tales Of Art gallery in Imola is currently presenting Postdigital, a group show with young international painters German Tellez, Milo Hartnoll, Paolo Psiko and Seppe De Meyere. The idea behind the show is showcase the possibilities and the charm of glitch art, as a practice of using digital or analog errors in visual art. Using a phenomenon common for computing and electronics industries when creating creating classic art form such as paintings on canvas, shows a very fresh, contemporary approach to constructing work. Sometimes applying […]