A brilliant installation that combines my two favorite things – Art and the Beach. Miami based performance artist Misael Soto is touring his giant terrycloth beach towel up the east coast, and will be installed in New York’s Rockaway Beach on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Measuring 17x 9 meters (56 x 29 feet) Soto’s Beach Towel becomes a collective space inviting beach-goers to share the towel and the communal space in this interactive art experience. ArtJetSet is loving the Museum-meets-beach […]
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 […]
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. […]
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The Art Dealer’s Association of America’s The Art Show brings together the best of museum quality art and galleries to the Park Avenue Armory. A considerably small fair, The Art Show invites blue chip galleries to present solo and two artists exhibitions or strategically curated booths. The interior of the fair was quite somber with a pallet of dark deep gray walls and carpeting, the quiet lull of the space was filled by some nice booths hosting the much expected […]
The musical performance by Gordon Voidwell at Fountain Fair Opening Night reception party, set the perfect atmosphere for this alternative art fair. Much of the art, like the fair itself, has a crude alternative-pop street feel, especially resonated by its location at The Frying Pan at refurbished lightship that has been resurrected as an event space and bar. Liked the vitrine by Evo Love at Stash Gallery, massive installation by Greg Haberny that filled one full space with floor to […]
New York’s Armory Art Fair Week starts this Wednesday March 2! Here is a summary of all the fairs that are taking place, with the vital info for visitors. Click on the links for fair info and location maps! ADAA The Art Show Location: Park Ave Armory, Park Ave + 67th St Hours: Wed – Sat 12pm – 8pm // Sun 12pm – 6pm Admission: $20 The Armory Show Location: Piers 92 & 94, 12th Ave + 55th St Hours: […]
Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition looks at ways artists have approached the human body as a site in which identity is shaped and a register of our inescapable progression toward mortality. Featered are works by Larry Fink, Liz Magor, Mina Totino, Patrick Traer and Theodore Wan, among others.
Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg held a closing party for their summer show Temple of BLOOOM! The video piece by Jessie Rose Vala was beautiful, as well as the intricate drawings by Marc Waren Jacques. The closing also featured great live music Cassie Ramone, lead vocalist for Vivian Girls.
Marion Spores gallery, in Industry City Brooklyn, hosted an amazing summer party and reception for the opening of their summer projects. Joe Winter’s Models for a History of Light, is a compelling sculputral installation of works on paper that negotiats the effects of light on construction paper. Brings back the nostalgia of elementary school and the fading transformation and passage of time. Joyce Kim’s Traces of Blue, a cerebral instalation with references back to Yves Klein and modernist spacial discourse. […]
Brooklyn gallery +Kris Graves Projects presents the show Sultry II, a continuation of last year’s Sultry I – a photo exhibition which negotiates the theme of sensual beyond the exploitation of the human body towards the idea of visual stimulation through the human figure. Favorites included: Sari Wynne, Jowhara Al Saud These gorgeous works by Gabriela Herman, K Yoland M (top) and Greg Miller (bottom right).
The International Center for Photography hosted their year end MFA show, highlighting the best of their full time students’ work. Loved Valentina Riccardi (above), Ayumi Tanaka’s lightboxes with negatives, and Athena Torri’s suburban landscapes.
Every May, Toronto is host to the Contact Photography Festival where galleries, restaurants, museums, and public spaces are invited to host photo shows. This year’s theme Pervasive Influence, explored the social and political consequences of the medium of photography, in a world devoted to the image. The festival included many amazing outdoor site specific installations (like the Barbara Kruger above) and a phenomenal exhibition at the University of Toronto Arts Centre titled Through the Vanishing Point discussing the achievements and […]
Following the leads of Berlin Gallery Weekend, New York Gallery Week launches May 7. ArtJetSet is looking forward to a weekend packed with openings, book signings, artist lectures, and talks. Follow this link to download the PDF of the Events Schedule. http://www.newyorkgalleryweek.com/pdf/nygwbklt_US_web.pdfLooking forward to:Hauser & Wirth: Opening for artist Roni HornTanya Bonakdar Gallery: Conversation with Uta Barth hosted in conjunction with Independent Curators InternationalThe Drawing Center: Brett Littman walk through of Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?Lehmann Maupin […]
Bruce Silverstein hosts the annual exhibition inviting 10 prominent curators to nominate one emerging artist whom they feel deserve an opportunity for grander exposure.The wall text includes a brief bio and commentary by the curator of why they selected that artist.I really enjoyed this series by Charlotte Haslund-Christensen
Michaele Jordana Berman is a Canadian music and art icon. A multiplatform artist, a celebrated photorealist painter, and founder of Canada’s New Wave/ Punk scene with her band The Poles’ celebrated single CN Tower. The Headbones Gallery presents new works by Michaele Jordana titled Cyborg – The Human Condition. This is an exceptional showcase of the evolution of this brillant artist. Harmonizing the multifaceted layers of hyperrealism, photography, the postmodern condition and electronic media, this is a show not to […]
During the weekend in Adams, visiting MassMoca, ArtJetSet came across an amazing initiative, Topia Arts Center located on 27 Park Street, Adams MA. Topia Arts Center is a new “green” artist led performing arts and educational center in development in Adams presenting quality music, dance, theater, circus arts, film and visual art exhibits as well as educational and community programs. Two performing artists from New York City, formed Topia Arts, LLC and purchased the theater structure with the vision of […]
New Media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo presented Nobody Leaves, Everybody Goes in conjunction with BlueBox Gallery at the Rober Smith Hotel. Interactive cabinets of curiosities, Barcia-Colombo’s digital sculptures move and react within their glass encasing. BlueBox Gallery uses pop-up spaces as platforms to showcase emerging artists using technologies in unique and innovative ways.
Vartali Salon, located in the heart of New York’s 57th Street Gallery district wants you to look gorgeous for Armory Week! Vartali Salon offered readers of Artfagcity and all new clients a 20% discount on services with select stylists until March 31. ArtJetSet had a true first class experience at Vartali Salon. The salon is comfortable and inviting modern space with very gracious and friendly staff. Their greatest asset is the international team of stylists. For all the Art Advisors […]
Hosted at the National Arts Club, Dutch Art Now is an initiative by the Amsterdam based Fair Foundation, who mission is to promote Dutch Art and Realism. A select group of galleries represent the best of contemporary Dutch art, with an obvious thematic of the relationship to traditional Dutch oil still life interpreted in a contemporary context. Dutch Art Now is on view at National Arts Club Mar 3 – 14 15 Gramercy Park South
A blockbuster show filled with bluechip artists like Don Bruown, Maurizio Cattelan, Chuck Close, Andreas Gusky, Brian Jungen, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Inez van Lamsweerde, Ron Mueck, Cindy Sherman, Kehinde Wiley, Lisa Yuskavage, amongst others, Size Does Matters is a BIG show. Taking celebrity endorsements to a whole new playing field, Flag Art foundation has contracted basketball legend-come-rapper-actor-baseball player and now Curator in a show that negotiates size and scale. James Frey, the other heavy weight name, known for the […]
Architizer held a social to announce the winner of the Competition-Competition, hosted by Berlin-based architect Jürgen Mayer and Andres Lepik, Design Curator for the MOMA, Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner from Architizer, hosted by The Society..Architizer is brilliant online forum and social networking platform aimed to empower architects and the global architecture community. A way to communicate, highlight issues and show projects. The Society is a culture club that brings interested people to amazing events, branched through arts, media, music, […]
Gary Simmons uses a distinctive technique to create his large scale paintings. He creates the slate board haunting chalklines with a combination of pigments, oils and wax. His painting technique is a true reflections of the dark allure of Midnight Matinee, a series of large size paintings of haunted dive locations like hotels and diners. The theme borrowed from abandoned houses portrayed in popular horror films. One room was devoted to smaller paintings hung brilliantly in a black and white […]
Discussion Bench Platforms + Everything Good Goes is an iconic exhibition representing the purest form of work by Liam Gillick. His installations often discuss the tension and relationship between the space, the viewer, and the implied behaviours of relations in said spaces. A combination of colourful benches and plexigass vitrines, mirrored with ironic woodcut prints.
A brief overview of the New York Art Fairs : The Armory Show Piers 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street ADAA Art Show at Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue at 67th Street Dutch Art Now The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South Fountain New York Pier 66 at 26th Street and West Side Highway in Hudson River Park Independent 548 West 22nd Street PooL Gershwin Hotel, 27th Street and 5th Avenue Pulse 330 West Street (corner of […]
Brilliant new tech application for your handheld, Artnear uses GPS and an encyclopedic database of contemporary art to alert you to art venues, calendars of shows and openings, as well as detailed bios of artists and their work.
Since Damien Hirst’s infamous auction titled Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, the earning potential of his works have decreased dramatically. Hirst liquidated the contents of his studio in Sept 2008 for this sale, which occured days after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and the financial crisis began. The art market achieved unprecedented sales during the peak of the art boom in 2008. Since then prices have leveled out and lot offerings have been more reasonable in their estimates. With last week’s […]
THE GOOD: Portraits on paper by Raoul Anchondo Yonatan Ullman, Leah Dixon John Bonafede’s D’Nono performance of exploring denial, the litho napkins were stunning.James Martinez Coney #2, and Claudia Schwalb reinterprets paintings from the Renaissance. THE BAD: THE CONCEPTUAL: The orange hug wall with built in arm sleeves. The pile of sawdust with pingpong balls. The Dunkin Donuts bags with robotic interiors that rolled and crawled around the floor in an erratic fury.