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Some Prudential Eye Awards 2015's Shortlisted Artists
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Sonia Kolesnikov-JessopSub-Channels: FeaturesShort Title : Some Prudential Eye Awards 2015's Shortlisted Arti Read full article here

Slideshow: Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, November 12 2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Regina MogilevskayaSub-Channels: AuctionsShort Title : Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale Read full article here

BEAMS Open 30 Day Pop-up at Kapok Singapore
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Darryl Jingwen WeeSub-Channels: IdeasShort Title : BEAMS Open 30 Day Pop-up at Kapok Sub-sub: Cultural Experiences Read full article here

John Hawkes: King of the Deadbeats
John Hawkes: King of the DeadbeatsDoes anybody play broken-down better than John Hawkes? He specializes in tortured individuals, drunks and junkies and depressives who are low on the societal totem pole, from the meth-addicted Teardrop in Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” (2010) to the cult leader in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (2011), not to mention his role in the dirtiest show in television history, “Deadwood” (2004-2006). (In an interview, Hawkes jokingly said that a memoir about his acting career would be called “I Can’t Find Love and I Always Die.”) But what makes his performances unique and avoid caricature is the lightness he gives to these dark characters, a glimmer of hope displayed in the smallest gestures. Right now in New York you can see Hawkes at his best in two roles, one on stage and one on screen. The first is in “Lost Lake,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn (“Proof”) and directed by Daniel Sullivan, which opens at City Center in a Manhattan Theater Club production on November 11; the second is in Jeff Preiss’s “Low Down,” which is currently screening in an under-the-radar run at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in lower Manhattan. “Lost Lake” is the more high profile of two, so we’ll start there. Hawkes makes his New York stage debut as Hogan, a scruffy, sometimes homeless alcoholic who rents out his family’s lake house to Veronica (Tracie Thoms). Throughout the course of the play the two are bound together, the power balance constantly shifting from one to the other, as the widening cracks of their separate lives begin to converge. Soon, we learn that the rickety house on the lake is the most stable thing in their lives. Hogan is a bundle of nerves, uncomfortable in his own skin, always saying too much and never the right thing. But Hawkes plays the character not as a threat. He’s spirited, even a little likeable in his loneliness. The way his tattered working clothes hang off his sinewy body gives the impression that he is disappearing before our very eyes, and the way he tiptoes into scenes quietly makes him feel like a ghost. His presence is never felt more than it needs to be. Hogan is the man that people forget. Joe Albany is the man everybody remembers. Hawkes’s performance as the jazz pianist in “Low Down” is light years away from “Lost Lake.” Playing a similarly tormented character, Hawkes gives Albany a confident swagger — even with nothing in his pockets and only a few smokes left in his pack, he seems to have the world figured out and moves through it was ease. There are a few stumbles of course. He’s always broke, his apartment is a dump, and occasionally the parole officer he’s been ducking since their last meeting busts him out in public. No big deal, just another stepping-stone to the next gig. But despite his serious junkie mishaps, we come to like Albany. Or at least feel sorry for him. He loves his daughter and his mother and is typically a decent person to those around him. He just can’t keep the needle out of his arm. It’s easy to say that adding dimensionality to a flat character on the page is an actor’s job. If that’s so it’s embarrassing how many actors fail to do it. But what Hawkes does is more than add depth. He manages to avoid cliché by finding a balance between the good and the bad within a single character — he neither glorifies the junkies and deadbeats he plays nor condemns them, giving space for them to exist on screen and stage without the burden of preconception.  Published: November 12, 2014 Read full article here

See Highlights From the MAD Gala
Pier Sixty was at least a bit calmer last night than the name of the evening’s main event would suggest. The MAD Gala was a lively scene, but more notable for the refinement of its revelers than any chaotic debauchery on their behalf. But that’s fitting, after all, since the Museum of Arts and Design has recently sought to bring a more cohesive unity to the two wide-ranging charges to which the institution owes its name. Director Glenn Adamson, who has now been with the institution for just over a year, has worked to bridge the arts and design elements of MAD’s programming with a renewed focus on craft, and craftspeople. One need look no further than the museum’s current survey of emerging designers and craftspeople from Latin America to find his vision put in place. That emphasis was evident in the art and design pieces up for grabs at the evening’s silent and live benefit auctions. When guests first filtered into the waterfront hall, they met with several options: a vase designed by Zaha Hadid for Alessi (it went immediately, for full asking price), an Issey Miyake Bao Bao bag (popular with bidders), and a sculptural stoneware vessel called “The Potter’s Wheel” that nobody seemed too interested in. Once the dinner portion of the evening was underway, things got considerably more exciting. The night’s diverse honorees — collector and gallerist Barry Friedman, design house Ligne Roset, artist Michael Aram, and artist Richard Dupont — were lauded, after which, the live auction began. Sotheby’s auctioneer Eli Rodriguez began by apologizing that his expertise lies in wines, not contemporary art, but no matter. Audience members, among them major MAD donors like Simona and Jerome Chazan, and Barbara Tober, snapped up the wares on offer. These included a Dupont sculpture, “Untited (6),” which was featured in the museum’s “Out of Hand: Materializing the Post-Digital” exhibition earlier this year. It went for $65,000 and it would be no stretch to say that the piece’s new owner and museum’s fundraiser went home satisfied. See Highlights From the MAD GalaSelect Photo Gallery: The Museum of Arts and Design's MAD Ball 2014Published: November 12, 2014 Read full article here

The Museum of Arts and Design's MAD Ball 2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Tags: PartiesAuthor(s): Regina MogilevskayaSub-Channels: PartiesShort Title : The Museum of Arts and Design's MAD Ball 2014 Read full article here

5 Must-See Gallery Shows — Sigmar Polke, Christopher Williams, and More
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Slideshow location: Slideshow ICONSlideshow ICONSlideshow ICONSlideshow ICONAuthor(s): Regina MogilevskayaSub-Channels: GalleriesReferenced Artists: Sigmar PolkeMichael ScogginsChristopher WilliamsShort Title : 5 Must-See Gallery Shows including Sigmar Polke Read full article here

Ida Ekblad at Herald St.
Artist: Ida Ekblad Venue: Herald St., London Exhibition Title: A day of toil among its ruins and A gentle looking little alien of sorts Date: October 11 – November 16, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Herald St., London Press Release: Two […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

Preview: Phillips Contemporary Art Evening Sale
Phillips Contemporary Art evening sale closes out a week of major New York auctions, offering up works by such artists as Martin Kippenberger, Andy Warhol, Willem De Koonig, Tauba Auerbach, and more. Click on the slideshow to see a preview of the November 13 sale.   Preview: Phillips Contemporary Art Evening SaleSelect Photo Gallery: A Preview of Phillips November 13 Contemporary Art Evening SalePublished: November 12, 2014 Read full article here

Preview: Highlights From Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Art Sale
Christie’s November 12 Postwar and Contemporary Art evening sale includes a small group works from the Cy Twombly Foundation, such as Roy Lichtenstein’s graphite on paper “Like New,” 1962 (est. $400-600,000) and Andy Warhol’s “Little Electric Chair,” 1964-65 (est. $4-6 million). Other highlights include works by Ed Ruscha, Georg Baselitz, and Gerhard Richter. Click on the slideshow for a preview of the sale.   Preview: Highlights From Christie's Postwar and Contemporary Art Sale Select Photo Gallery: A Preview of Christie's November 12 Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening SalePublished: November 12, 2014 Read full article here

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