The Active Liberty Institute, a Clinton Global Initiative partner, hosted its inaugural fundraiser to provide a platform for young artists from underdeveloped countries to show their works in New York. The Party was hosted at Phillips de Pury & Co, in conjunction with their spring contempary art sale inclduing th collection of Halsey Minor.
Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain focuses on the tenuous relationship between industries reliant upon natural resources and the communities they support. Timber and salmon are the bedrock of a regional Northwest identity, but the environmental impact of these industries is increasingly at odds with the contemporary ideal of sustainability.
The FLAG Art Foundation invited Shaquille O’Neal to curate a show exploring the notion of size in the current exhibition Size DOES Matter. The 7’1 Basketball star wears many hats, including athlete, rapper, actor, and now curator.This show is truly amazing, the bluechip artists, the dynamic tension of the small and large, the space perception and the juxtapositions. Bravo Shaq!! Robert Therrien (Table and 6 Chairs), Maurizio Cattelan’s Untitled Elevators Richard Phillips, Lisa Yuskavage, Don Brown, Other featured artists included […]
On April 21 The Appraisers Association of America honoured Thomas Krens, Guggenheim Senior Advisor for International Affairs. The award was presented by Jeff Koons, who gave a very sincere and warming introduction about his relationship with Krens. Koons gave a sweet nod to Krens as a visionary the art world as well as a compassionate friend, making sure to emphasize that chit-chat is definatly not his forte. Thomas Krens joined the Guggenheim in 1988 and revolutionized the museum structure with […]
It is not a secret that there is a relation between fashion and art. What is becoming a dominant trend is the obvious unions of great fashion houses with contemporary artists. In collaborations, as seen when fashion designer Marc Jacobs assumed creative direction of Louis Vuitton, hiring Takashi Murakami to design the prints for the 2005 Spring/Summer collection. An recent collaboration with painter Richard Prince for this season 2008 collection We have also seen Michael Elmgreen and Ingmar Dragset who […]
Foundation Cartier presents The Air is On Fire, the first and unique exhibition of paintings and artworks created by the celebrated cult film maker David Lynch. The exhibition was massive, and divided into rooms according to media. The main floor was dedicated to massive paintings which incorporated paint, clothing, found objects, and at times human waste into a life size ground positioning the viewers in the midst of a conflictual moment. The use of text as dialogue narrated the paintings […]
At Foundation Cartier, Tabiamo uses videos and narrow space to reconfigure the gallery into the interior of a Japanese commuter train. The layout of the space, films projected onto the walls, gives the participatory sensation to the viewer of actually being a passanger in the hallucinatory train. As the landscape streams past in the windows, passengers board and disembark, strange things begin to happen. People sleep, disembodied hands fly through the train compartments, giant sushi roll through the wagon, riders […]