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Recap: FIAC 2014

Right on the heels of Frieze Art Fair in London comes the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or FIAC. Held at Paris’ Grand Palais, the event saw 185 galleries from 26 countries present their rosters to French art fans between October 23-26. Take a look at our photo recap which highlights some of the works that caught our eye below… Photo credit: Karl Hab.

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “Arhat Cycle” @ Palazzo Reale

Four years since Takashi Murakami’s show at Versailles in France (covered), the Japanese contemporary artist just opened a show with a similar kind of atmosphere at Milan’s Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). Curated by Francesco Bonami and organized by Blum & Poe along with Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, this is Murakami’s first exhibition in a public space in Italy. For this showing, the leader of the Superflat movement prepared new works presenting styles and techniques developed over the last two years. Juxtapozed against the imposing interior of the former Royal Palace, the entire […]

Showing: “G I R L” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Currently at the Paris branch of Galerie Perrotin, a group exhibition curated by Pharrell Williams will be on display through June 25th. Entitled G I R L, the show is not the first collaborative project between the singer-songwriter and gallery (also see 2009). A lengthy and diverse list of participating artists include Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Chiho Aoshima, Daniel Arsham, Valérie Belin, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Tracey Emin, Daniel Firman, Gelitin, Guerrilla Girls, Laurent Grasso, Gregor Hildebrandt, JR, Alex Katz, KAWS, Bharti Kher, Klara Kristalova, Mr., Guy Limone, Annette […]

Screenings: Takashi Murakami – “Jellyfish Eyes” @ Ace Hotel (Los Angeles)

This Friday night, the newly renovated Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will be hosting a screening of Takashi Murakami’s debut movie Jellyfish Eyes. The live-action feature film, the origins of which Murakami dreamt up over 10 years ago, will be shown at the historic theatre at the downtown hotel. It looks like there are tickets still available, including the premium package which includes the official Jellyfish Eyes book and a limited edition new sculpture produced by the artist for this event only. Learn more about the film in […]

Rewind: May 12 – May 18

It’s time for another look at worthy art-related videos that are floating around the interwebs, a feature we call Rewind. Up first is a something funded and put together by Pangeaseed called Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans – this time in Mexico, a street art project that brings the beauty and plight of the world’s ocean to the forefront. Watch the video below and fund them here if interested. Other videos to watch include: Vernissage TV films Gerhard Richter’s show at Fondation Beyeler. Documentary […]

Basel Week HK ’14: Art Basel Hong Kong – First Look

It’s May and AM is on the second leg of its back to back Art Fair tour between Frieze Week in NYC (covered) and Art Basel Week in Hong Kong. In its second year after a takeover and changing its moniker to Art HK to Art Basel Hong Kong, this massive showcase has now officially evolved into the quintessential art fair for all of Asia. Drawing blue-chip galleries from all over the globe, ABHK brought the ever growing world of art to the doorstep of […]

Showing: “This Is Not A Toy” @ Design Exchange

Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.

Basel Week Miami ’13: Art Basel First Look (Part I)

Today marked the official opening of the Art Basel main fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but yesterday was the exclusive First Choice & Vernissage where a majority of the high profile buying action took place. AM took its annual pilgrimage to Florida to catch the offical launch of Art Basel Week Miami as the flagship fair launched with a slew of household names such as Murakami (seen above), Miro, Koons, Emin, Longo, Calder, Tomaselli, Kusama, Sherman, Nara, Basquiat and many more were featured at one of […]

Basel Week Miami ’13 / Upcoming: colette x Alchemist “Art Drive-Thru”

If you are in town for Art Basel Week in Miami next week, you may want to stop by the pop-op shop created by French boutique store colette. Known for their previous collaborations with artists, they have teamed up with Alchemist to create a “Art Drive Thru” at  1111 Lincoln Road on the fifth floor of the Herzog & de Meuron garage (also site of the PISTON HEAD exhibition). Along with the Bamford Watch Department x José Parla Rolex (seen above), there will be a wide range of products available. Take a look at some of these […]

Showing: “Happy Birthday – Galerie Perrotin” @ Tri Postal

Currently showing in Lille, France through January 12th, is a birthday celebration for Galerie Perrotin. French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has been invited by lille3000 to take over the spaces of the Tri Postal along with a selection of artists he has worked with in the course of his 25 year career. As you can see from this small sampling of sculptures, installations, paintings and more, you definitely want to stop by if you are in the area. Artists included in this exhibition: Chiho Aoshima, […]