Piotr Uklanski: 'Untitled (Open Wide)' @ Art Basel Unlimited11/06/2013
Piotr Uklański's monumental textile installation 'Untitled (Open Wide)' is one of countless incredible works on view at Art Basel Unlimited this year. Uklański's work is rendered entirely in elaborately sewn and dyed fabric and conjures - in an almost caricatured manner - the human oral cavity. Recalling the expressiveness of the Polish modernists in the 1950s and ’60s, the rough material used is also a reference to both Polish folk culture and feminist art of the 1960s and ’70s.
Messeplatz, Hall 1
Source - Gagosian Gallery
XTRACTION @ The Hole10/06/2013
The Hole opened XTRACTION, its major survey of new approaches in abstraction at the start of May, exhibiting work from nearly forty innovators in the field. While we previewed the show last month, here's a closer look at some of the works, courtesy of Arrested Motion.
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality10/06/2013
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality examines the ongoing dialogue between painting and film - a relationship that has flourished since the latter medium came into existence. By looking at the enduring influence of film on visual artists and how, in an age of the Internet and social media, painters continue to engage with and redefine their practice in relation to the moving image, questions are raised about time, technology, narrative, memory and their impact upon contemporary painting.
Source - Victoria Miro
Ai Weiwei ‘Bang’ Installation at the Venice Art Biennale 201307/06/2013
Ai Weiwei’s large scale installations have been the topic of much discussion of late, with the artist’s participation at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. Bang is an economically-minded piece that incorporates 886 three-legged wooden stools, levitating in a rhythmic wave in an otherwise stark, white room. The cultural significance of the installation is, by no surprise, rooted in Weiwei’s home country, where it is usual for a family to own at least one of these stools, which is handed down through the generations.
Dan Colen: 'The Spirit That I Called' @ Oko Gallery07/06/2013
Dan Colen is currently exhibiting a series of new works at Oko Gallery in New York's Lower East Side. The Spirits That I called draws on fantasy and theatrics to challenge the idea of high art and the cultural standards that have surrounded it over the centuries. Included are two works that Colen dubs 'Miracle Paintings', inspired by the Disney classic, Fantasia.
Source - Arrested Motion
New Abstract @ The Printhouse Gallery05/06/2013
New Abstract is a group show opening Wednesday June 5th at London's Printhouse Gallery. Curated by Saskia Pomeroy and Printhouse's Ruth Hanahoe, the exhibition aims to expose an emerging abstract movement in Print, Painting, Ceramics, furniture and sculpture. Featuring 18 artists and designers, the exhibition will run through July 12, 2013.
The Printhouse Gallery
18 Ashwin St, London
June 5th - July 12th, 2013
Nate Lowman & Leo Fitzpatrick: Art Relax @ Karma05/06/2013
Karma is set to present Nate Lowman and Leo Fitzpatrick's Art Relax, opening at the gallery on Saturday, June 15. If past experiences are anything to go by, we can expect something darkly humorous, weird and wonderful from the long-time friends and collaborators.
Art Relax runs through July 1, 2013.
249 MAIN ST
AMAGANSETT, NY 11930
Source - Karma
Radiant Energy @ Beginnings31/05/2013
Research and observation has shown that specific colors bring balance to our physical and emotional systems, and Heather Culp and Caroline Hwang look to bring this to the fore in Radiant Energy, an exhibition opening at New York's Beginnings next week, creating a space for reflection, meditation, and beauty.
Matt Mignanelli & Ryan Wallace @ Bleecker Street Arts Club31/05/2013
Bleecker Street Arts Club, a new art space in New York, will open its doors to a new exhibition by artists Matt Mignanelli and Ryan Wallace next Thursday, June 6. Each artist's individual style complements the other's, with both drawn to clean repetition, abstraction and monochromatic surfaces.
Ryan Ballinger: Fartlek30/05/2013
Ryan Ballinger uses running as a performative art practise, undergoing professional training and testing his endurance and physical limitations against those of international level elite athletes.
The artist has mapped a track around New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery site and will over the duration of his show, Fartlek, be running 728 laps of this track to represent the number of days the gallery will be closed during the construction of the Len Lye Centre.