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Openings: “Ghost in the Machine” @ New Museum

Last week, New York’s New Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Ghost in the Machine. The survey contains over 140 works of art by over 70 artists which explore the relationship between humans, machines and art. Taking over all three main gallery rooms, it providee a unique look at the digital age and its influence/interaction on the artistic movement. Spanning over 50 years with works from over 15 countries represented, this show is definitely a comprehensive feast for the senses. We saw traditional paintings, installations and […]

Preview / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

What a banner month for street art fans starting with the Os Gemeos showing at the Boston ICA at the beginning of the August and then an exhibition from Bay-area legend Barry McGee at the end at the BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). The midcareer survey opening on August 24th is well deserved for the Mission School stalwart and will feature much of the influential street and graffiti artist’s trademark imagery and installation work including large scale paintings, vibrant patterned panels, animatronic creations, […]

Preview: Os Gemeos @ Boston ICA

On the 1st of August, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will continue its innovative and pioneering programing with the opening of Brazilian street muralists Os Gemeos first ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. The prospect of seeing the duo, otherwise known as Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, have free reign in such space has fans in the States salivating, especially in light of stunning showings at institutions in their home country (see here, here, here, and here). Drawing from the the color and chaos of Sao Paulo, the twins will be […]

Openings: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective @ The Whitney Museum

A couple nights ago, AM was able to stop by the Whitney Museum in New York to attend the opening of the Yayoi Kusama solo exhibition. The traveling retrospective, which was recently shown at the Tate Modern in London (covered), features a diverse selection of her work from the 1940s through the present including traditional Japanese paintings, her canvases utilizing repeating motifs of dots and nets, furniture bristling with soft-sculpture phalluses, her polka-dot-painted pumpkins, whole room light installations, and more. Wandering through a wonderland of the […]

Upcoming / Video: Yoshitomo Nara – “a bit like you and me…” @ Yokohama Museum of Art

This Saturday, July 14th, the Yokohama Museum of Art will be opening Yoshitomo Nara’s newest show a bit like you and me…, 11 years since the Japanese artist’s last solo there in 2001. The title of the exhibition is taken from a song by the Beatles, Nowhereman, expressing the relationship between the artist and his works and between his works and the viewer, as mentioned in the artist statement. The showing will consists of all new works including paintings, drawings, and large sculptures made of bronze, a material Nara worked with for the first […]

Showing: Jeff Koons @ Fondation Beyeler

Last month, we already shared with you a video detailing Jeff Koons’ current showing at the Fondation Beyeler. For the fans out there who want more and weren’t able to stop by the exhibition during Basel Week Switzerland this year, here are some actual photos from the Swiss Museum for your to peruse. The show runs until September 2, 2012 and features a focus on three bodies of works: The New, Banality, and Celebration. There’s also a huge flower sculpture, Split Rocker, in the garden of […]

Overtime: May 7 – May 13

This week’s Overtime news summary: A tribute mural to Adam Youch aka MCA by The Entree Lifestyle crew near his Alma Mater in Brooklyn. Neil Young gets Shepard Fairey to make some paintings for him based on songs.  Exhibition to come. Shepard Fairey designs limited edition Artist Series vinyl for Serato. Sotheby’s reported a first-quarter loss as auction sales dropped 29 percent from a year earlier. Knoedler & Company may have sold Diebenkorn pieces they were informed were fake by Diebenkorn family. French cave art […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Thousand Regards” @ American University Museum

AM was fortunate enough to be able to trek down recently to Washington D.C. and catch Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) solo exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center at the American University Museum. Aptly titled Thousand Regards, Matsu presented a balanced mix of works that varied from sculptures, paintings to installations to greet the guests visiting the museum. The well curated show displayed the many facets of the artist’s unique heritage and east meets west artistic approach. We caught his classic Kirin paintings and triptychs from his Running Deep […]

Previews: BAM Benefit Auction @ Paddle 8

AM recently had the chance to stop by The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) annual silent auction to take a look at the artwork up for bid. This being their 150th anniversary, BAM got a gaggle of great artwork donated by some impressive artists working in the greater New York area such as Nate Lowman, Carmen Herrera, Tauba Auerbach, KAWS, Ryan McGinness, Jacob Kassay, Terrance Koh and many more. The bidding ends on tomorrow (Sunday, April 22nd at 6pm EST) with certain lots moving to […]

Showing: Gregory Euclide – “Nature Out There” @ Nevada Museum of Art

Currently at the Nevada Museum of Art, Gregory Euclide has a collection of works on display collectively entitled Nature Out There. Reminiscent of another artist regularly covered here on AM, Adam Neate (interviewed), Euclide has progressed his work to where there is an added dimensionality to the paintings he creates. Blending natural and found materials with his rendered scraps, the Minnesota-based artist creates encapsulated worlds where “pristine notions of landscape meet the reality of our current environment.” More photos after the jump…