Pulse is one of my favorite fairs not only because of the consistent high level of quality art and galleries, but also for the gorgeous location and courtyard installations at the Ice Palace. I loved Blythe Project‘s booth, with these fantastic vibrant abstraction paintings by Mark Schoering and an amazing neon light sculpture hanging in the center of the booth that really pulled together the entire focal motif of the space. On the theme of layered vibrant coloured paintings, […]
NADA – New Art Dealers Alliance – Fair is always such a pleasure to attend. Of all the hotel based fairs, NADA does it right at the gorgeous deco Deauville Beach Resort. As opposed to maze like cubes and harsh fluorescent lights, NADA’s spiraling floor design and the lustrous chandeliers create a flowing path which is the most pleasurable way to navigate through any fair. The art program is fun and edgy – New Art dealers assemble to bring forward the youngest and brightest new […]
Scope Art Fair celebrated their 11th year anniversary with a logo redesign. Scope brands themselves as a progressive fair who invests heavily in encouraging the careers of emerging artists, exemplified in their initiatives like Artists Wanted (a collaboration to showcase new talent) as well as the in fair programs by Primary Flight (see Taco Stand below). Their new fluid linking logo is emblematic of these elements – motion, collaboration, and progress. Hands down favorite booth at Scope was Heiner Contemporary […]
OHWOW presented It Ain’t Fair: Materialism in a pop up tent in the Wynwood Design district. OHWOW is collective that hosts events, pop up fairs, runs a magazine and different events representing a creative community of a variety of artists working in a range of media from photos, sculpture, mixed media, drawing and performance. Nothing in the space was labeled – giving the whole space a united harmonious kind of feel. I especially liked the works by Michael Genovese, Aaron Young, Amanda […]
Categories: Alternative Spaces, Art Fairs • Tags: Aaron Young, Agathe Snow, Amanda Ross-Ho, Anna Betbeze, Bert Rodriguez, Daniel Arsham, David Benjamin Sherry, Michael Genovese, OHWOW, Ryan Reggiani, Sam Falls
Ink Art Fair is a unique fair dedicated to contemporary work on paper. Inhabiting the surprisingly lovely Suites of Dorchester, the fair hosted 14 galleries on the ground level of the hotel. Notable spaces included the installation of the Pace Gallery, and this Sangbim Im piece at Mary Ryan Gallery. Verge Art Fair is an unconventional fair with a real DIY feel. The small rooms hosted either small galleries or single artists exhibiting their work privately. An exhibiting artist […]
The Red Dot Art Fair is a very decorative fair featuring around 50 different galleries, with a special selection of about a dozen galleries from Korea. With an approachable variety of mid-ranged priced art works, there is something here to match any interior design tastes. My only complaint is that the shaky plywood floors brought a level of cheapness to the fair which diminished the overall look and value of the gallery booths. Significant mention goes to Adamar Fine Arts […]
As far as the Miami hotel based satellite fairs go, Aqua Miami has the most charm. Atrium was filled with installations and convivial seating area that made attending feel persuasively like an art fair rather than creeping through hotel windows. Aqua showcased some very interesting West Coast galleries, and some attractive very street looking art. Highlights included What it is Projects, from Oak Park IL I really liked this wall installation. Galerie SAS had an amazing space, with a good […]
I’m on my way to Miami… click the banners to link out to each fair’s site. Miami Beach Convention Center The Ice Palace | 1400 North Miami Avenue NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd) at NE 30th St Deauville Beach Resort Collins Ave & 67th St 1671 Washionton Ave Greenview Hotel 2637 N Miami Ave at NE 27th St. Aqua Hotel 1530 Collins Ave 2505 N. Miami Ave (at the corner of 25th St) […]
On of my favourite contemporary spaces, the Palais de Tokyo, is undergoing massive renovations, and during this time are hosting selective exhibitions in the atrium and main auditorium. John M Armleder curated a All Of the Above, by presenting a variety of art works by 20 different artists (including sculptures, videos, and paintings) in an non-traditional manner. He staged the works on a multilevel platform allowing the viewer only a frontal viewpoint. This intriguing display method gave me a whole different perspective […]
The second solo show of this young emerging artist Eva Nielsen at Dominique Fiat gallery exhibiting really impressive scale of painting. Nielsen combines black and white screen prints of industrial architecture embedded in luscious painterly landscapes for a beautiful compelling body of work. Her technique emphasizes the contrasts of dark and light and the incongruence of imposing developments and industry in the natural landscapes.
The Creators Project is a festival of art and technology featuring interactive works, massive installations, and progressive ideas. A highlight was undeniably the massive LED sculpture titled Origin by United Visual Artists and Scanner. Glazer + Spaceman created a cathedral like setting in interpreting the Spiritualized track “Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space. The warm radiating beams of light, soft fog, and the speakers embedded in the floor created a total encompassing experience. Life on Mars Revisited was a […]
Categories: Alternative Spaces, Events, Installations • Tags: Barney Clay, David Bowie, Glazer + Spaceman, Life on Mars Revisited, Mick Rock, Origin, Spiritualized, The Creators Project: DUMBO, United Visual Artists and Scanner
The French Institute:Alliance Française invited Sophie Calle to participate in this year’s Crossing the Lines Festival of contemporary Art. Sophie Calle’s body of work engages in an intensely autobiographical exploration generally centered around intimate memories and failed love. For this installation, title Room, Calle has occupied a suite in New York’s Lowell Hotel where she has narrated stories through installed objects. Burnt mattress drapped with a taffeta red dress, a Polaroid camera with a picture posed on the bedside table. […]
We have all seen the rapid growth of the gourmet Food Truck phenomenon, where entrepreneurs meet foodies rolling out concept food trucks that roam the city with massive foot and twitter followers. If you love mobility, then go check out Truck Yeah: A Mobile Meet Up TODAY, October 2, 2011 from 12-6 pm at The Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg. Sponsored by Jalopnik and Gawker Artists, Art Cart NYC™ and Etta Place this initiative brings together an amazing assembly of “mobile […]
The Hole Gallery hosted at presentation of Emerald Couture’s Fall Fashion Week, bringing together a fusion of art by Evan Gruzis, fashion by Emerald Couture’s various designers and music by Seamosters and BELL. Exotic Beta is an interesting exhibition featuring ink paintings, and an stunning collaborative installation by designer .
French street artist JR has been selected to replace KennySharf’s vividly illustrated grafitti wall with a somber massive black and white wheatpaste. In an ironic contrast – caused by post huricane Irene water damage, JR’s paper began to weaken showing Sharf’s mural through the background.
I first saw this video in 2003 at The PowerPlant along side a massive exhibition on Liam Gillick. Now seeing and hearing this piece in a small draped corner at the back of the Matthew Marks gallery concretized the interplay between the film projector and the scratchy vinyl in a more engaging and profound way. Rodney Graham’s The Phonokinetoscope is a vinyl record which once engaged launches the 5 minute film loop – a phonokinetoscope. The film is of Graham […]
This exhibition of punk posters from the 70s and 80s created by the most infamous and reknown graphic artists of the day, such as Peter Saville, Malcolm Garrett, Barney Bubbles, Gee Vaucher, Linder Sterling, Keith Haring, Robert Williams, and, Jamie Reid.
The brilliantly curated Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Collection, contextualizes works from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago permanent collection with thematics of the great assemblage sculptor Joseph Cornell. Cornell’s body of work is characterized by the found objects he installed in little simple boxes which evoke nostalgia, memory, and time. Divided into chapters, each room’s theme juxtaposed contemporary works with themes that mirrored Cornell’s undercurrents. Highlights included Feathered Fantasies which paired works by Nick Cave, The Voyeur which […]
Titled Cloud Gate, this gorgeous Anish Kapoor sculpture caps the Millenium Park in Chicago. The park is home to various public art pieces, including Crown Fountain, and interactive video sculpture fountain created by Jaume Plensa, as well as bandshell designed by Frank Gehry.
The hallucinogenic playground found at the end of the Highline extension, FriendsWithYou is a creative branding agency that also known for these interactive play spaces. We saw FriendsWithYou at Scope Miami in 2008, and now in New York on a mission as they claim “to spread the idea of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™ around the world, and become Friends-With-You!”
The Dance of the Gallerinas is a performance art piece that combines classical ballet, pop culture, and contemporary music – all inspired by the beautiful women who help run the art world: the gallerinas. Created by a curating collective composed of renowned choreographer Avi Scher. The Flag Foundation graciously hosted the performance in conjunction with the opening of Roni Horn’s Double Mobius and One, Another a show featuring contemporary art and thematics of love, sexuality and coupling. Nothing says says love […]
While attending the HOW Design Live conference, I came across the booth of Bridgeman Art, a fine art image licensing agency that work with over 8000 collections. Bridgeman Art offered a fantastic booth give-away – they had a variety of famous painting cutouts that you posed in, and they offered you the Polaroid framed in a mouse pad. See mine above as I pose in The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, by Georges de La Tour.
Since January, we have seen a proliferation of Art meets E-Commerce initiatives encroaching into the art market. Exhibition A launched in the new year, the VIP Online Art Fair was the first ever virtual art fair, Gawker Artists SHOP began selling edition prints, and now news of two new ventures: Art.sy and Saatchi Online. Art.sy is an interesting platform that is currently still in development stages. Launched by former executive from Christie’s / Haunch of Venison, and a Comp Sci […]
I was pleasantly surprised to see the thriving art and culture scene during a recent trip to Miami. We are all well familiar with the chaos and excitement when the international art world descends upon Miami during the annual Art Basel Miami Beach fair in December. This off season summer visit happened to coincide with the Wynwood Art Walk – a spectacular monthly art event that takes place in the Wynwood Art and Design district. Galleries stay open late to […]
Famed activist Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been reportedly detained by the Chinese government since April 3, 2011, which has subsequently sparked a global outcry and a massive Free Ai Weiwei campaign. Weiwei is a renowned artist, photographer, and sculptor well known for his collaboration in the design of the Birdnest Beijing National Stadium for the Olympics as well a vast body of subtle yet politically charged artworks. There is a massive amount of information available at Free Ai Weiwei […]
Transfinite is a noise and video immersive installation by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda. The baseline for the work is the visual mathematics of binary code, which as an abstract language is the base for all computer media and technological processes. The Park Avenue Armory is a perfect venue to highlight the polarities of the installation’s story – A historic building where the sound of beeps and pings resonnate and the binary codes and barlines flash upon the massive screens.
MoMA PopRally presented a three night performance featuring the collective SSION at MoMA PS1. Performing songs from their new album Bent, the absurdest spectacle combined fantastic video backdrops, costumes, and props. The thematic content hysterically touched on subjects on feminism, a few classic grunge rock covers, dieting and purgatory. SSION is a group collective lead by front man Cody Critcheloe, and an entourage of drag queens, performance artists, and musicians that to likes of Huizenga, Alexis Blair Penney, Colin Self, […]
From January 21 – February 20 The Paula Cooper Gallery presented Christian Marclay’s The Clock, 24 hour video installation that garnered much acclaim during the run. Some waited up to 3 hours in the bitter New York winter to view the piece, which is heralded as a compelling transfixing work, where Marclay edits together thousands of clips of watches and clocks from popular film. The excerpts are supposed to illiterate the spanning of time and the importance of passage of […]
With the hype around the The Museum of Contemporary Art launching the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art, I have seen this stencil piece all over the city. An elogy to Andy Warhol’s soup cans and a ribbing to Stephen Cobert’s political satires and current involvement in the art market with an Obey discretely stamped on the bottom…. I would be delighted if New York was next on the Art in the Street‘s […]
Flash:Light brings site specific sound and light installation to the streets with the Festival of Ideas for the New City. Video projections and performance transformed the city, as art filled the streets and venues around the Lower East Side. Aida Ruilova media performance featured a pair of twins dressed as nurses, that simultaneously filmed and broadcasted their performance live with iPhones as a reflection of social networks and technology in interactions in the city. Let Us Make Cake is a […]
The Affordable Art Fair goal is to make art accessible to all buyers at all the price ranges. A truely wonderful fair, hosting a diverse range of gallerists and artwork, the greatest pleasure was seeing the many people walking out with wrapped artwork in hand. Though the misconception of Affordable can ring as cheap and low quality, this fair hosted a gorgeous array of work and international galleries from Argentina to Austraila. Favorites included blue abstracted horizons at Sarah Myerscough, […]
The New Museum, in conjuction with the City of New York and local arts initiatives, launches the inaugural Festival of Ideas for the New City This three part festival includes the Conference portion of lectures, panels and symposia, StreetFest inviting over a hundred grassroots organizations and local business to present their products along the Bowery, and Projects section which hosts art installations, performance and walking tours around the Downtown area. ArtJetSet is looking forward: May 4: The keynote panels by […]
Exit Art is launching a fantastic event called the Painting Club. Framed as an ongoing series of gatherings where participants are encouraged to talk, learn and share the experience of painting. The inaugural event being held April 23, is SOLD OUT, but as an ongoing event throughout the year, I am looking forward to attending the next one. Four artists will present paintings on stage at Exit Art’s Trickster Theater space. Before the paintings are presented, the title of the […]
ArtJetSet caught a street interview between an artist and the director of The Homeless Museum of Art (HoMu) in Chelsea, by the HighLine entrance. The Homeless Museum Of Art is an art project created by New York-based artist Filip Noterdaeme, with a mission to subvert the market-driven art world.
CRG presented Wishing and Praying as their curated show during ADAA fair in New York, and now at their main gallery space in Chelsea. This thoughtful and contemplative show exemplifies contemporary look at religious iconography in a variety of media. Beautiful. Click HERE to see the post on ADAA
In conjunction with the Post-War & Contemporary sales starting on May 11, Christie’s will be installing Urs Fischer’s Lamp/Bear in midtown Manhattan. This 7-meter high bronze teddy bear will be snuggled under a black bedside lamp on display for the next five months.
Marc Séguin is an ArtJetSet favorite, whose career we have watch since 2008. His masterful grisaille technique combined with layering of think pigments and taxidermied animals is visually beautiful while emotionally challenging. For Séguin’s first solo show at the Mike Weiss Gallery titled Failures, he exhibited portraits of political figures and destroyed chruches. We have seen his earlier large scale works that depicted political and religious figures (click HERE and HERE to see the other ArtJetSet posts), and now we […]
Gawker Artists is an online community forum that promotes young artists and makes their work accessible by filling empty online ad space with art. Beyond the forum, Gawker Artists SHOP an online market place that offers products like iPhone cases and skins printed with unique art by represented Gawker Artists. Now Gawker Artists wants to fill your walls with art! They have just launched and are now selling limited edition, signed and certified giclée prints by two of their featured […]
The Independent was one of the best New York fairs I attended. As last year was the inaugural year, the fair was exciting and new but the aesthetics of the space and the building were left very raw and open concept. This year the Independent stepped up with some bigger named galleries, and redesigned booths that allowed for flowing spaces while simultaneously embracing the spectacular building and aura that is the former Dia:Chelsea. Obligatory neon and large large text based […]
This year’s Pulse Fair was held for the first time at the Metropolitan center. PINTA – the Latin American art fair was held here last year quite successfully since they assumed the entire ground floor space . The deep narrow booths at Pulse created claustrophobic narrow aisles that made this fair an awkward viewing experience. Really loved this amazing Packing tape on plexiglass technique by Mark Khaisman at Pentimenti, as well as this nice red square piece at Shshana Wayne. […]
Categories: Pulse, Uncategorized • Tags: Alex Prager, Damian Stamer, Greely Myatt, Jane Hambleton, Mario Muller, Mark Khaisman, Mark Schoening, Markus Linnenbrink, Markus Weggenmann, Rene Barge, Ryan Martin