Political Advertisement IX

Political Advertisement IX

Muntadas & Reese

November 4, 2016

SVA THEATRE
333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
 
7 pm, November 4, 2016 
FREE ADMISSION
 

For 32 years, artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have been compiling a history of presidential campaign spots following the evolution of political advertising from its beginnings in1952 to the present. Political Advertisement is a personal vision of how politics and politicians are presented through the medium of TV.

 

For the past nine general elections, the artists premiere the latest version of the tape in a public presentation, followed by a discussion about the impact of campaign advertising.

 

This year, author Michelle Goldberg will moderate a discussion on the role of advertising in the 2016 election. Michelle Goldberg is a columnist at Slate and the author of several books, including Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World. Her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Guardian and many others. She lives in Brooklyn.

 

Occurring during the final weekend of this year’s campaign, this event will offer a timely and important outlet for discussion as many prepare to cast their ballots.

 

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

 
Kyle Staver at Kent Fine Art

Kyle Staver at Kent Fine Art

Huffington Post

Oct 3, 2016

by William Echardt Kohler

Annette Lemieux

Annette Lemieux

Fertile Solitude

SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 22 2016

Mills Gallery
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston, MA
 
In the rush of everyday life, we occasionally need to hit pause (and reset), but even a moment's peace can be hard to come by. This frenzy is often furthered by our mutually enabling relationship with technology and a self-inflicted state of constant connectivity. Unwilling to put down our phones to see a sunset, sharing our daily comings and goings with the ghosts in the machine, we self-sabotage our peaceful pursuits and further separate ourselves from ourselves.
 
Fertile Solitude hopes to offer a reprieve from the madding crowd, an oasis that coaxes us to look inward and take steps towards overcoming our widespread aversion to introspection.
 
Within the physical framework of a maze, exhibition visitors are left to go their own ways. Their journeys will take them through the works of 15 artists whose histories and visual languages tell their own stories. The exhibition has no singular origin. Rather, its narrative is a compilation of external observations of human behavior, the curator's ongoing personal quest to achieve homeostasis, the notebooks of French philosopher Albert Camus, the musings of British psychoanalytical writer Adam Phillips, and even a recent study finding that, to an overwhelming degree, people would rather shock themselves with an electrical current than sit in quiet contemplation for even 15 minutes.
 
With an emphasis on the individual, Fertile Solitude presents art in an unexpected environment that encourages wanderlust, rewards curiosity and contemplates the restorative properties of simply being alone with your own thoughts.
 
Annette Lemieux

Annette Lemieux

Past Present

SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 22 2016

Elizabeth Dee Gallery
New York, NY
Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

A Different History

September 18, 2016

Hyperallergic

by John Yau

 

 

John Yau of Hyperallergic writes an extensive and glowing review of Kyle Staver's new paintings at Kent Fine Art, on view through October 22nd.

Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera

The Fable is to be Retold

SEPTEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 19 2016

Diverse Works
Houston, Texas
 
Conceptual artist Pablo Helguera combines performance, visual art, community outreach and political activism to examine the social and cultural function of conventional teaching and memory systems. For his exhibition at DiverseWorks, Helguera uses fables to examine forms of visual and linguistic communication (or miscommunication) and understanding - particularly between children and adults and the empowered vs. the marginalized. New installation and video work, as well as a conceptual sculpture and a series of collages titled, Arlington Heights, are included in his first solo exhibition in Houston.
Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera

TransAMERICAS: a sign, a situation, a concept

SEPTEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 11 2016

Museum of London
Toronto, Canada
 
In TransAMERICAS: a sign, a situation, a concept, artists examine relationships formed between people and places, including resonant and often overlapping themes of community, travel, bridges and language. The contemporary practices featured in the exhibition go beyond Eurocentric conceptions of Latin American culture, transcending stereotypical and reductive views of the fantastic or exotic. The artists live and work in Canada, the United States, and Southwestern Ontario, which have diverse communities of people of Latin American heritage. This presence is increasing, contributing narratives to the national and continental experience.
 
TransAMERICAS features collage, graphics, textile, photographs, video, sculpture and installation works by Laura Barrón, Dianna Frid, Alexandra Gelis, Pablo Helguera, Manolo Lugo, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Eugenio Salas, José Seoane, José Luis Torres, and Clarissa Tossin. 
Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths

AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 12 2016

 
Sardoni Gallery
Wilkes University
Wilkes, Pennsylvania
Pablo Helguera: Librería Donceles

Pablo Helguera: Librería Donceles

August 2016

Big Car 
Indianapolis, Indiana 
Varujan Boghosian

Varujan Boghosian

A Celebration of Varujan Boghosian

JULY 29 - AUGUST 21 2016

H. D. Walker Gallery 
Fine Arts Work Center
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Varujan Boghosian: Trio of Friends

Varujan Boghosian: Trio of Friends

July 17 – August 9 2016

Trio of Friends: Varujan Boghosian, Paul Resika, Sidney Simon
Berta Walker Gallery
Provincetown, Massachusetts
 
In celebration of Varujan Boghosian's upcoming 90th Birthday. 
Yulia Pinkusevich: Laser Beams! Technomania!

Yulia Pinkusevich: Laser Beams! Technomania!

July 2016

Compound Gallery 
Oakland, California 
Judith Shea

Judith Shea

FORTY

JUNE 19 - AUGUST 28, 2016

MoMA P.S.1 
New York, New York
 
Curated by Alanna Heiss 
 
Organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center founder, Alanna Heiss, FORTYfeatures work by over 40 artists who were key participants in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement and the early years of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. In 1976, Alanna Heiss founded P.S.1 as the latest venture in a series of pioneering projects organized through her non-profit organization, the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, which included the Clocktower Gallery in lower Manhattan and other disused spaces across New York City. With both the intellectual and physical room to experiment, nearly 80 artists created work for P.S.1's inaugural 1976 show, Rooms, which has since become a landmark in the art history of 1970s New York. The artists used classrooms, stairwells, windows, closets, bathrooms, the boiler room, courtyard, and attic-often engaging directly with the existing architecture. Rooms catalyzed changes in the forms and methods of making art, and expanded ideas about how it could be shown.

Four decades later, FORTY revisits the work of many of the artists who participated in the inaugural exhibition, in some cases featuring works shown in Rooms. Presented across the museum's second floor galleries, FORTY revisits the radical vision and experimental spirit that characterized P.S.1's early years..  
Pablo Helguera: Manifesta 11

Pablo Helguera: Manifesta 11

June 11 – September 18 2016

What People do for Money
Curated by Christian Jankowski
Manifesta 11 
Zurich, Switzerland 
 
Thirty international artists are developing projects with "hosts" of their choice, repre- sentatives of different occupations. The results of these encounters will be exhibited at the hosts' respective workplaces (the so-called satellite venues) as well as at the main Manifesta venues - in the well-known Zurich art institutions Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, LUMA Westbau / POOL, Kunsthalle Zürich and Helmhaus. Starting with the first one this past month, the new Manifesta projects are being inaugurated one by one at the satellite venues by the hosts and their friends. 
Eve Ackroyd's Paintings Of Male Nudes Flip The Script On Woman-As-Muse

Eve Ackroyd's Paintings Of Male Nudes Flip The Script On Woman-As-Muse

June 9, 2016

The Brooklyn-via-Brixton artist is participating in a new exhibition at Chelsea's Kent Fine Art gallery.

15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June

15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June

June 2, 2016

Artsy Editorial

by Casey Lesser

A new crop of fresh talent kicks off the summer months at galleries across New York, spanning solo debuts and smart group shows to complement your social media addiction or upturn perceptions of the female form. 

Memorial Day Editors' Picks: 7 Art Events to See in New York This Week

Memorial Day Editors' Picks: 7 Art Events to See in New York This Week

May 30, 3016

"On Painting" at Kent Fine Art 
This invitational group exhibition features a multi-generational posse of contemporary artists exploring the human figure, female equality, anxiety, mythologies, fear, absence, and landscape through painting.

The show is curated by gallery press and media coordinator Katrina Neumann and includes the work of Eve Ackroyd, Jon Campbell, Heidi HahnJanice NowinskiStefan Pehl, and Kyle Staver. According to the gallery release, "this is the first time that many of these painters have exhibited in Chelsea."

Location: 210 Eleventh Avenue, between West 24th and West 25th Streets, second floor
Price: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

—Christian Viveros-Faune

‘The Essential Paul Laffoley’ is the most mind-boggling coffee table art book of 2016 (or any year)

‘The Essential Paul Laffoley’ is the most mind-boggling coffee table art book of 2016 (or any year)

May 23, 2016

Dangerous Minds

Interview by Richard Metzger with Douglas Walla 

The Essential Paul Laffoley: Works from the Boston Visionary Cell

The Essential Paul Laffoley: Works from the Boston Visionary Cell

PUBLICATION MAY 2016 
 
Edited by Douglas Walla 
The University of Chicago Press 
 
With additional contributions by: 
Arielle Saiber, Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Paul Laffoley, & Steve Moskowitz
 
320 pages,118 color plates, 15 halftones, 11 x 11 in.
Cloth $65.00  ISBN: 9780226315416
Irving Petlin: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art

Irving Petlin: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art

May 12 – July 16 2016

Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art
Neuchatel, Switzerland 
 
A group of all new pastels by Irving Petlin concerned with the continuing refugee crisis in the Aegean and the Mediterranean will be featured in this exhibition.
Dennis Adams: California and the West: Photography  from the Campaign for Art

Dennis Adams: California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art

May 4 – September 5 2016

Pritzker Center for Photography
SF MoMA
San Francisco, California 
 
California and the West - the title taken from Edward Weston's celebrated book- consists of gifts and promised gifts to the museum that depict wild nature as a spiritual resource, illustrate how land here has been used over time, and explore diverging photographic approaches, from evocation to documentation to self-conscious art making. Arranged roughly chronologically, from the medium's invention in the nineteenth century to the present, this exhibition reveals changes in the landscape as well as shifts in photographic attitudes and subject matter. 
 
Image: Sandy Phillips in front of Dennis Adams' Patricia Hearst: A thru Z, 1979, installed at SF MoMA © C Magazine
Judith Shea: Stories in Sculpture: Selections from the Walker Art Center

Judith Shea: Stories in Sculpture: Selections from the Walker Art Center

April 29 – Oct 2 2015

Denver Botanic Garden
Denver, Colorado 
 
This spring, the Gardens welcomes Stories in Sculpture, an exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, featuring selections from their collection. Artists represented in the exhibition include Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, George Segal, Saul Baizerman, Deborah Butterfield, Barry Flanagan and Judith Shea.
Annette Lemieux: Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection

Annette Lemieux: Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection

Apr 27 2016 – Feb 12 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Dennis Adams in VMagazine

Dennis Adams in VMagazine

April 20, 2016

DENNIS ADAMS' IN THE RED OPENS AT KENT FINE ARTS
BY Eduardo Andres Alfonso
Dennis Adams' In the Red explores (and exploits) the intersectionality of commercial imagery and art 

 

Dennis Adams’ In The Red, on view now at Kent Fine Arts, presents a set of 47 compositions that pair a line of text over an image, many of which are signs and advertisements photographed on the street. The strategy is not something unfamiliar to most in fashion; The sans serif font over very seductive images could have found themselves easily in the mix of the most recent Vetements show, which featured quotes like, “May the bridges I burn light the way,” attributed to Dylan McKay, the rebellious heartthrob from Beverly Hills 90210. Adams’ texts similarly shares this deadpan tone. One print reads “I barely part my lips for the cheap ones,” over an image of a discarded money pouch (very possibly a lost Comme de Garçon’s wallet). Another print nestled the words, “When I know I’m never coming back I always steal a little something,” into a photo of a peeling Diesel ad campaign from Spring/Summer 2015, left to disintegrate on a SoHo street corner. These instances (and many other moments in the show) present a thought on decay. They describe not only the after life of images, who far outlive their intended sales strategies, but also the afterlife of events that are run on cable news for a week and then relegated to the same fate as ad campaigns.
 
While fashion and its symbiotic relationship with images and writing seem to be projective, In The Red comes off mostly as sadistically commemorative. The visual language of the fashion world gets turned upside down to remind people of corporate greed, beloved icons turned sex-offenders, and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. This juxtaposition creates an allure to recollections of not-so-favorable events, or draws one into puzzling remarks about the Immaculate Conception and desire. Navigating the prints, which are hung salon style in Kent Fine Arts’ second floor space, creates links between probably unrelated but possibly related content. This might come across as a surrealist-associative game, but it’s not really that highbrow. In The Red, through its own condensed form, creates a small reenactment of what most of us, whether in the role of consumers or connoisseurs, are doing all the time: associating images (of which we see many) with absolutely unrelated thoughts about rebellion, sexual prowess, and love. It lays bare that process and presents room-sized version of the associative game we play between images and culture in the world. The game here oftentimes is baffling and feels like it’s going above your head, but is more frequently pointed and uncannily personal. The personal moments serve as a reminder that many of the phrases and icons we take stock in are not so much our own, but shared cultural visions waiting to be distilled into image, type, and color.
 
In The Red is on view now at Kent Fine Arts through May 27

Yulia Pinkusevich: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Yulia Pinkusevich: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

August – November 2016

Reality Check: Directions in Contemporary Art Since 
Ukrainian Independence
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Chicago, Illinois 
 
 
The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is pleased to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence with the exhibition, "Reality Check," curated by Adrienne Kochman, one of North America's foremost scholars of contemporary art of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora.
 
For Ukrainian professional artists, the collapse of the Soviet Union created an opportunity to learn and engage with current artistic developments occurring in the west, as well as delve into those of the past from which they had been excluded. "Reality Check" explores the work of eight contemporary artists affected by Ukraine's 1991 independence: Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, Anna Bogatin, Yhelena & Michael Hall, Roman Hrab, Natalka Husar, Yulia Pinkusevich, and Valya.
 
 
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Annette Lemieux: Contemporary Art: Body Politics

Annette Lemieux: Contemporary Art: Body Politics

Modern and Contemporary Art
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, Massachusetts 
 
Image: Available Portrait Colors by Annette Lemieux, 1990
Muntatdas: Protocol and Derive Veneziani

Muntatdas: Protocol and Derive Veneziani

April 14 – May 15 2016

Real Academia de España en Roma

Rome, Italy  

 

 

Muntadas: Media Art: The New Italian Challenge

Muntadas: Media Art: The New Italian Challenge

April 13 2016

Bnl Media Art Festival
Foundazione MAXXI
Rome, Italy 
Paul Laffoley: Spleen Factory

Paul Laffoley: Spleen Factory

While the forthcoming monograph The Essential Paul Laffoley will become available at the end of April, we just received Paul's "last interview" taken by the European journal, Spleen Factory, prior to his death.  Coincidentally, the issue is subtitled  "The End of Time".
 

 

Sylvain Claverson, Editor in Chief and Creative Director
 
Does that mean that your system(s) brought you to understand and see things that would occur in the future?
 
 
Paul Laffoley
 
I suppose it did, yes
 
Dennis Adams: In The Red & Walking on Wolves

Dennis Adams: In The Red & Walking on Wolves

April 8 – May 27 2016

Kent Fine Art
New York, New York
Irving Petlin: Hey you! ~ Who me?

Irving Petlin: Hey you! ~ Who me?

April 6 – June 5 2016

Curated by Robert Storr
32 Edgewood Gallery
Yale University 
New Haven, Connecticut

 

This exhibition will be the last exhibition that Robert Storr will organize in the School of Art's stand-alone gallery at 32 Edgewood while serving as Dean. Moreover it is also only the second in this window-on-the-outside-world space to focus specifically on Yale artists and is intended to show students and faculty as well as the Yale community, New Haven and the region as a whole, what art looks like when an accomplished talent was on the cusp of coming into its own. 
Yulia Pinkusevich: Venison Magazine

Yulia Pinkusevich: Venison Magazine

April 4 2016

Interview: Yulia Pinkusevich
Venison Magazine 
by Amber Imrie-Situnayake
San Francisco, California 
Interview available here
Judith Shea: Greater New York

Judith Shea: Greater New York

April – May 2016

MoMA P.S.1 
New York, New York 
 
Exhibition Extended through May 2016 by popular demand of this particular gallery.  
Yulia Pinkusevich: Autodesk Pier 9 AiR

Yulia Pinkusevich: Autodesk Pier 9 AiR

(continuing) Artist-in-Residence
Autodesk, Pier 9 
AiR Interview here
San Francisco, California
John Brill: This is a Photograph

John Brill: This is a Photograph

March 22 – May 1 2016

curated by Dan Estabrook
Penland School of Arts & Crafts
Penland, North Carolina
 
This is A Photograph, curated by artist-educator Dan Estabrook, considers the fascinating subject of chemical and physical photography in the digital age and how we might now define a photograph. Handmade images created through the complex alchemy of light and chemistry are the common ground of the artists invited by Estabrook for this exhibition. Each of these contemporary image-makers eloquently reaches forward with their ideas and imagination and back in time to retain their connection to historical processes. The works themselves speak volumes about creative minds that disregard boundaries or definitions and seek only to realize their visions.
Muntadas: Asian Protocols

Muntadas: Asian Protocols

March 20 – April 17, 2016

3331 Arts Chiyoda 
Tokyo, Japan
March 20 – April 17, 2016
 
The exhibition title "Asian Protocols" refers to various conventions related to certain official and private matters either in society generally or in people's personal lives. When used in different situations, the word "protocol" can have a variety of meanings, such as a diplomatic procedure, an agreement and/or a document stipulating such an agreement, a system of customs and rules operating in society, the rules and methods regulating a scientific or artistic field, or the procedural methods and rules governing computer-based telecommunications, etc. These protocols encompass a great variety of procedures, and according to Muntadas, they have the power to define and control society and to influence it in many kinds of ways.
 
This exhibition is an attempt to reveal visually some of the similarities and differences as well as the conflicts that exist between three countries that are located so near to and yet so far away from each other.namely Japan, China and Korea.by researching the protocols operating in each of these countries and by creating installation works as a means of assembling images collected in various places within these countries. The first exhibition of this series was held at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul in 2014, and following the opening of the present exhibition in Tokyo in March 2016, a similar exhibition will be held in Beijing in the near future. These exhibitions are being developed through collaboration with various researchers in each country.
 
Each exhibition venue is regarded as a platform that can serve as a forum for discussion, including by members of the general public, students, teachers, and specialists in the social sciences. By making us conscious of the diverse protocols suggested by the artist, the exhibition can provide us with a renewed awareness of matters we normally tend to overlook or avoid discussing, with the result that we will once again recognize the past and present and begin talking about the future.
 
"Private and public protocols organize and define society and our lives. They generate a set of regulations that exercise a sustained influence over our private as well as over our public behavior. Rituals, conventions, rules . protocols cover a variety of procedures and, in one way or another, they attempt to use, define, control or exercise power." —Muntadas, 2006
Heide Fasnacht: The Dream of Flying

Heide Fasnacht: The Dream of Flying

March 20 – Sept. 4, 2016

Brandts Kunstmuseum

Odense, Denmark

March 20 – September 4, 2016 

 

Humans have always dreamt of flying. We have always yearned to cast aside the limitations of our bodies and achieve the ultimate freedom. Since the renaissance, this dream has resulted in the most fantastic inventions and mad experiments – not merely as a means of getting from A to B, but equally as a means of examining ourselves and the world in which we live.

The major spring exhibition The Dream of Flying tells the sensational and sensory story of the drama of flight. This dream represents a longing for freedom and a yearning for not just thrills, but also fear and courage. By showcasing some of the most remarkable ying phenomena, the exhibition gives us an insight into the journey from earth to sky. Look forward to experiencing everything from magni cent ying machines, gigantic jumbo jets, bird- men, sexy stewardesses and spectacular crashes. Each of these elements has given form and life to the myth surrounding the modern human’s ceaseless drive to succeed.

Paul Laffoley: The Museum of Everything

Paul Laffoley: The Museum of Everything

March 5 – May 22, 2016

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands
March 5 – May 22, 2016
 
The Kunsthal Rotterdam is proud to present The Museum of Everything, a major overview of international work from over a hundred alternative artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Famous for its powerful and emotive installations, The Museum of Everything celebrates private and non-academic art-makers whose creations remain independent of art history and language.

The installation invites audiences to discover the mighty fairy-tale panoramas of Chicago janitor Henry Darger, the recycled kingdom of visionary Indian roads-engineer Nek Chand Saini, the towering visions of Chinese factory worker Guo Fengyi, and Sam Doyle, the African-American whose graphic visual histories inspired Jean-Michel Basquiat.

This monumental exhibition also includes some of the mid-20th century authors made famous by the artist Jean Dubuffet, such as Augustin Lesage, the miner and spiritualist, and the anonymous faces known as Les Barbus Müller. More recent discoveries include Romanian street collagist Ion Bîrlădeanu and Japanese wrestling fanatic Tomoyuki Shinki. There are artists from the Netherlands too, from the self-obsessed biographic illustrator Willem Van Genk, to emerging studio creators like Marianne Schipaanboord and Paulus de Groot. Throughout the space, these artworks are accompanied by short films and easy-to-read essays from internationally renowned artists, including Paul Laffoley, David Byrne, Ed Ruscha, Marlene Dumas, John Baldessari, Grayson Perry and many more.

Annette Lemieux: Rose Art Museum

Annette Lemieux: Rose Art Museum

Dec. 3, 2015 – ongoing

Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

 

ROSE #FORDHALL2015
Mildred S. Lee Gallery
Beginning December 3, 2015

 

Inspired by the just demands of Brandeis University students for immediate actions that will promote racial awareness and inclusion [#FordHall2015], the Rose Art Museum has committed its Lee Gallery to a series of teach-ins, workshops, and close looking sessions related to racial injustice and inequality.

 

Featured Work: Annette Lemieux, Left Right Left Right, 1995.

Language of the Birds: Occult and Art

Language of the Birds: Occult and Art

Jan. 12 – Feb. 13, 2016

Language of the Birds: Occult and Art 

Curated by Pam Grossman

80WSE Gallery, NYU

 

Featuring works by Kent Fine Art‬ artists, Paul Laffoley and John Brill‬ (amongst others)

 

Opening, January 12, 2016 from 6 to 8pm. 

January 12 – February 13, 2016