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Merlin Carpenter at Overduin & Co.
08/07/2014
Artist: Merlin Carpenter Venue: Overduin & Co., Los Angeles Exhibition Title: DECADES Date: June 8 – July 12, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Overduin & Co., Los Angeles Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   DECADES   DECADES   DECADES.   DECADES.   […]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

Peau d’Âne by Van Cleef & Arpels
08/07/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Tags: Van Cleef & ArpelsBiennale des AntiquairesAuthor(s): Sonia Kolesnikov-JessopShort Title : Peau d’Âne by Van Cleef & Arpels Read full article here

Georges Hobeika FW 2015 Haute Couture
08/07/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Tags: Georges HobeikaHaute CoutureAuthor(s): Sonia Kolesnikov-JessopShort Title : Georges Hobeika FW 2015 Haute Couture Read full article here

Julio Le Parc: Continuel Mobile – Sphère rouge, 2001-2013
08/07/2014
This Snapshot is a 360° view of French-Argentinean artist Julio Le Parc’s artwork Continuel Mobile – Sphère rouge (2001-2013), which ... Read full article here

Antoine Catala at Peephole
07/07/2014
Artist: Antoine Catala Venue: Peephole, Milan Exhibition Title: Heavy Words Date: May 23 – July 12, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Peephole, Milan Press Release: Antoine Catala’s work responds to the high technicality of current digital media by incorporating both […]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

Extremely Piaget Collection
07/07/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Tags: PiagetBiennale des AntiquairesAuthor(s): Sonia Kolesnikov-JessopShort Title : Extremely Piaget Collection Read full article here

Amanda Coulson On Curating and Caribbean Stereotypes
07/07/2014
Amanda Coulson On Curating and Caribbean StereotypesModern Painters spoke with Amanda Coulson—director of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and the VOLTA art fair—about Caribbean culture, experiential art, and which critic she’d have a Scotch with. What’s the most rewarding aspect of your role at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas? What’s the most challenging or frustrating? The most rewarding is easy: Everything I do has a direct effect on the community and can actually change lives in a meaningful way. The challenge is being in a country that does not yet fully realize the treasure it has in its cultural output, why it’s even important, and why anyone should care about it. It is slowly changing with the government sanctioning our participation at the Venice Biennale, for example, or “Creative Nassau” being launched after an application to UNESCO, which is developing a tourism model to ensure that by 2020 more visitors come for our culture than our sun, sand, and sea. But the most frustrating is a general lack of vision beyond the 21- by 9-mile circumference of the capital city/island of Nassau, New Providence, as well as not recognizing the importance of being aware of what’s happening in the rest of the world, or inviting the rest of the world in. In general, what’s one misconception that people might have about the art scene in the Caribbean? The misconception is clear: How can there be critical thinking? Conceptual art? Isn’t it all “tourist” or “native/naive” art? This rather condescending assumption is, however, something we are largely responsible for perpetuating ourselves due to what is close to idolatry of our massive tourism industry, which leads to our own self-stereotyping. Generally, the images that the Bahamas—and much of the Caribbean region—tends to transmit to the world confirms this. Maurizio Cattelan’s Caribbean Biennale, which offered “ten chosen artists a one-week vacation on the enchanting island of St. Kitts, with no art and no work to do” really didn’t help much and was, for a person of Caribbean descent, pretty offensive, because where else in the world do you, as a rule, sit around all day under a palm tree getting drunk and being nonproductive, right? The potential power of that platform, those people, the kind of publicity it generated, could have been used positively to actually uncover something of value that we, with our limited budgets, cultural visitors, and tiny populations, simply don’t have the press power to transmit. But we are not seen as a working, thinking, cultured people; we are seen—at worst—as stoners, drug lords, or money launderers and—at best—as bartenders or jolly fisherman taking James Bond out in our picturesque wooden boats. Again, I underscore that we ourselves are complicit in perpetuating this image, so I don’t blame the non-“Belongers.” One curator, walking out of Tavares Strachan’s Bahamian Pavilion in Venice last year said to me, very innocently, “Wow, that was surprising. It was so conceptual…” and I just had to reply, “Yes, it really is surprising that we actually have concepts down there, isn’t it?” I started my own private project photographing work at art fairs and international galleries that, if I were to say it was Bahamian, would be laughed out of the art market: Day-Glo starfish on top of mirror-topped oil drums; giant metal flamingos; “conceptual” coconut, bone, and stone art. But if it’s produced by an artist in Berlin or London, then it’s conceptual or perhaps ironic. Meanwhile, I also come across lots of piles of abandoned crap on street corners here, or really clever MacGyver-style inventions—like some contraption for getting enough well water to your home in one trip—that would look amazing in a white cube. It’s very entertaining. What is one trend in contemporary art that you celebrate? What’s one that you wish would gracefully be retired? Celebrate: experiential art, whether it be about perception (Olafur Eliasson, James Turrell), scale  (Richard Serra! Spiral Jetty) or ephemerality (Tino Sehgal). Retire: insider art, and by that I mean work that you can only possibly understand if you are deeply aware of the market and belong to a relatively small and exclusive group of people. It can be funny and very clever but, ultimately, is a little self-serving and almost masturbatory. Which art world personality, alive or dead, would you want to have a drink with? What might you discuss (and what would you drink)? Robert Hughes. His Jesuit education made him such a clear and muscular writer. He never resorted to the use of jargon as a crutch, which many critics do. Goya is one of the best art history books ever written, as far as I’m concerned. I suppose, given he was a macho Australian boy, we’d have to drink something equally macho, like a good Scotch with no ice. A version of this article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of Modern Painters magazine.  Published: July 7, 2014 Read full article here

Day 1: Haute Couture FW14
07/07/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Michelle TayShort Title : Day 1: Haute Couture FW14 Read full article here

Yoko Sings With Chicks on Speed, Gehry's Philly Museum Plans, and More
07/07/2014
— Yoko Ono Sings for Chicks on Speed: The German band Chicks on Speed has invited Fluxus artist and activist Yoko Ono to contribute to their latest album, “Artstravaganza,” along with Austrian theorist Peter Weibel and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Ono will be featured on their first single, “Utopia,” saying the phrase “unite and focus on what we want and we will get it, one of the things is peace, because we don’t want a violent world.” The group plans to perform selections from the album at White Cube, Witte de With, and MoMA PS1. [TAN] — Frank Gehry’s Philly Museum Plans Unveiled: After eight years, Frank Gehry’s designs for the Philadelphia Museum of Art have been unveiled in a new exhibition at the museum. The designs don’t alter the exterior of the famous neoclassical building much, instead revamping the interior and subterranean sections, most notably the iconic “Rocky” steps. Gehry’s plans eliminate an auditorium under the grand staircase, restore the museum’s northern entrance, and put a window through the “Rocky” steps to gallery spaces beneath. “My mission was to preserve the appearance of the exterior. Anything I’d do to put my signature on the building would be trivial,” Gehry told the Philadelphia Inquirer. [LAT] — El Salvador’s Presidential Mansion Becomes a Museum: El Salvador’s new president and former rebel leader, Sanchez Ceren, has turned the presidential mansion into a museum and arts center for the city’s poor. Ceren has elected to live in his own house, which is reportedly in a more middle class area of San Salvador. Forty-five works by Salvadoran artists are on view and the president described the revamped residence as a “place to gather and reflect on El Salvador’s identity and everyday life.” [Aljazeera] — Artists Paint Warships: As part of the Liverpool Biennial, contemporary artists Tobias Rehberger and Carlos Cruz-Diez have been asked to “dazzle” warships on the occasion of World War I’s 100th anniversary. [TAN] — Domino Sugar Docent: Here’s a profile of Robert Shelton, the only docent at Kara Walker’s Domino Sugar Factory installation to have actually worked at the factory. [The Atlantic] — The Art Newspaper Has Two Pieces On Art World Sexism: First, Jori Finkel checks in with Micol Hebron’s gallery gender tally project. Second, Royal Academician Eileen Cooper has asked for “positive discrimination” to bring more women into the Academy. [TAN, TAN] — The Pérez Art Museum is seeking $2.5 million in government support, which would leave taxpayers to cover a third of next year’s budget. [Miami Herald] — Art dealer Yvon Lambert has announced he will close his Parisian art gallery to focus on his foundation, the Collection Lambert en Avignon. [Artforum] — The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi will celebrate the opening of its first Frank Gehry-designed pod this week. [Sun Herald] ALSO ON ARTINFO 10 Must-See Summer Group Shows Review: Louise Lawler at Metro Pictures Review: Dinh Q. Lê at Rice University Art Gallery Instagrams of the Art World: Manifesta Opens, Michael Jackson at Pride, Pharrell, and More Check our blog IN THE AIR for breaking news throughout the day. Yoko Sings With Chicks on Speed, Gehry's Philly Museum Plans, and MorePublished: July 7, 2014 Read full article here

Wolfgang Breuer at Neue Alte Brücke
07/07/2014
Artist: Wolfgang Breuer Venue: Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt  Exhibition Title: On red I’ll show you Damenstiftskirche Date: June 11 – July 26, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt  Press Release: On red I’ll show you Damenstiftskirche I’m still busy with […]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

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