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Among the many and varied pieces on show at this year’s New York Frieze Art Fair were several works by Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor. Kapoor, who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since beginning his career, had three pieces on show, under the representation of the Lisson Gallery.
Those wondering what’s next after the Whitney Biennial can wonder no more—the museum’s recently released schedule of upcoming exhibitions reveals that many film and video projects will be on offer. A standout among them is German-American artist Oskar Fischinger’s multi-screen projection Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), first shown in Germany in 1926.
In the past week, I went to seven art fairs, seven open bar parties, seventeen galleries, and read seven hundred articles on the money flowing through NYC during the fairs. For a lucky few, the “seven minutes in creative heaven” spent drawing, sculpting, meditating, and creating with INNER COURSE will be the only lasting memory from just another week in the world of art.
Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club “promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space.” In an exhibition on view May 9, artist Mark Dion responds to the Club’s mission, turning the focus on the history of exploration itself.
Renowned architect Frank Gehry recently unveiled his latest project – a deconstructivist chess set produced in collaboration with luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. Gehry is no stranger to working on a small scale, and the tradition of architects working in the field of industrial and product design has a long tradition. Modernist masters like Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright designed everything in their buildings down to the chairs and tableware.
British conceptual artist Jeremy Deller’s first large-scale piece, Open Bedroom, was truly an at-home job. One day in 1993 he found himself home alone. His parents had gone on holiday. With the house his own for a blissful, but short, time, Deller turned his room—mess, posters, and all—into an exhibition.
A sixteen-member cast of actors, dancers, and musicians sourced from all over Europe will recount Jan Decortes’s dark interpretation of Sophocles’ myth, accompanied by guitarist Elko Elko Blijweert and blues legend Roland Van Campenhout.
If you’re planning to see the U.S. premiere of Taryn Simon’s A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, be prepared to exert a level of personal endurance akin to that of the photographer over the four-year development of her mammoth photography project.
Lights swivel, shadows flit in the darkness, and dark figures flood the stage. Sound and sight are closely guarded, and neither is spared in the creation of a truly haunting effect. Blood drips loudly from the hands of Macbeth (played by Guy Oliver Watts) to the floor, creating the iconic spot that remains for the duration of the performance.
The first one hundred days of Google+ saw more than 3.4 billion photographs uploaded onto the platform. This prompted Google to take its Art Project clout and launch its own student photo competition with a Google-sized grand prize: an exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery and an all-expenses-paid trip to anywhere in the world to shoot under the watchful eye of a professional photography coach.
Creative Time’s Living as Form exhibition in New York opened up a dialogue that is now being taken to a global scale. Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is co-organized by Creative Time, Independent Curators International, and art venues around the world. Its first stop is curated by Christina Linden at the San Francisco branch of Kadist, an art foundation that is also based in Paris.