Varujan Boghosian
Varujan Boghosian
Beaux Arts Magazine March 2017
Muntadas & Reese
Muntadas & Reese
Political Advertisement IX November 4, 2016
Dennis Adams
Dennis Adams
"Every Future has a Price: 30 years After Infotainment," Elizabeth Dee Gallery Oct. 29 – Dec. 17, 2016
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. 
Varujan Boghosian
Varujan Boghosian
A Celebration of Varujan Boghosian JULY 29 - AUGUST 21 2016
H. D. Walker Gallery 
Fine Arts Work Center
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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..  
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

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.
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
Yulia Pinkusevich
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art August – November 2016
 
Muntatdas: Protocol and Derive Veneziani
Muntatdas: Protocol and Derive Veneziani
April 14 – May 15 2016

Real Academia de España en Roma

Rome, Italy  

 

 

Paul Laffoley: Spleen Factory
Paul Laffoley: Spleen Factory
 

 

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
 
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: Autodesk Pier 9 AiR
Yulia Pinkusevich: Autodesk Pier 9 AiR
(continuing) Artist-in-Residence
Autodesk, Pier 9 
AiR Interview here
San Francisco, California
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.

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