Dane Mitchell, Auckland Art Gallery

Dane Mitchell, Auckland Art Gallery

August 31, 2018

Dane Mitchell's exhibition Iris, Iris,Iris on view at Auckland Art Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. In Iris, Iris, Iris, Mitchell's exhibition considers the entanglement of our senses, specifically the ocular and the olfactory. The iris in its multiple forms – as plant, as body part, as technology, as myth – is employed as a poetic device to make connections between two ways we encounter the world: through the eye and through the nose.

Dane Mitchell, Venice Biennale details released

Dane Mitchell, Venice Biennale details released

August 1, 2018

Details about Dane Mitchell’s project for La Biennale di Venezia 2019 New Zealand National Pavilion have been released. Dead words. Extinct species. Ghost towns. Former nations. Destroyed art works... What do these things have in common? They are just a few of the countless phenomena to have existed but are now no more. These myriad of disappearances are at the heart of Dane Mitchell’s presentation Post hoc for the New Zealand pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.

Gianfranco Foschino at Welkunstzimmer

Gianfranco Foschino at Welkunstzimmer

July 13, 2018

Gianfranco Foschino: Das Kind is currently on view at Welkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf, Germany. As part of the Asphalt Festival, Foschino's work is on view through July 22 alongside the work of Mexican artist, Moris.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Artist Talk at Elmhurst Art Museum

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Artist Talk at Elmhurst Art Museum

July 12, 2018

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will give an artist talk about the inspirations behind his architectural intervention Untitled Film (Red) at Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL. The red film installed on the glass windows allows visitors to view—and experience—the McCormick House’s nuances as an event of light and color.

Olivier Mosset at MAMO Marseille

Olivier Mosset at MAMO Marseille

July 10, 2018

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its opening in 2013, MAMO (Marseille Modulor) hosts an exhibition by Olivier Mosset. Mosset is the sixth artist invited to MAMO (Marseille Modular) since the inaugural exhibition in 2013 by Xavier Veilhan and subsequent shows by Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Felice Varini and Jean Pierre Raynaud. Mosset’s exhibition offers the sixth unique point of view on the rooftop of La Cité Radieuse – Le Corbusier's modernist residential housing design project, which includes 337 duplex apartments, a restaurant, bookshop, grocer, hotel and school all connected by interior streets. The rooftop of La Cité Radieuse was converted into the arts center and exhibition space by designer Ora Ito in 2013.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at MAK Center for Art and Architecture

July 10, 2018

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is featured in the exhibition Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture, which celebrates the fundamental artistic elements found in the design execution of engineering in architecture. Through a number of projects and installations by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) engineers and visual artists, including a previously unseen kinematic pavilion hovering above the landscape on the grounds of the historic Schindler House, the exhibition displays striking examples of how these disciplines, when integrated, demonstrate the similarities that exist between artistic and structural design.

Allan Sekula in FRONT Triennial

Allan Sekula in FRONT Triennial

July 7, 2018

Allan Sekula will be included in FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, an exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that will launch its inaugural edition in July. An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, in collaboration with museums, civic institutions, and alternative spaces across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin, will showcase an ambitious roster of projects, including performance and theater throughout the landscape and built environment.

Kota Ezawa at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Kota Ezawa at Hamburger Kunsthalle

July 6, 2018

Kota Ezawa is included in the exhibition Nature Unleashed at Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany. In a large-scale exhibition spanning several epochs, the Hamburger Kunsthalle traces how artists working in different media portray natural catastrophes, while also shedding light on humanity’s failure to come to terms with nature due, among other things, to our faith in technology.

Allan Sekula's Fish Story back in print

Allan Sekula's Fish Story back in print

July 5, 2018

Allan Sekula's Fish Story will be re-published by MACK books in July 2018. Completed between 1989 and 1995, Fish Story saw Sekula’s career-long pursuit of a contemporary ‘critical realism’ reach its most complex articulation. Fish Story reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards traditional documentary photography.

Kota Ezawa at Berkeley Art Museum

Kota Ezawa at Berkeley Art Museum

June 30, 2018

Kota Ezawa's video work, The Simpson Verdict, is on view in the exhibition Way Bay 2 at the Berkeley Art Museum. The second iteration of an innovatively organized exhibition of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials, Way Bay 2 continues the museum's wide-ranging exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over two centuries. The exhibition features almost two hundred works by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages directly with the region’s geographic and cultural landscape. 

Julião Sarmento at Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães

Julião Sarmento at Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães

June 29, 2018

Julião Sarmento is the subject of a solo exhibition at Centro Internacional das Artes José de GuimarãesJulião Sarmento: Leopard in a Cage is dedicated solely to bringing together unique works by Julião Sarmento – never before seen or never before produced pieces – which span the career of one Portugal's most prominent artists.

Kota Ezawa at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Kota Ezawa at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

June 22, 2018

Kota Ezawa is included in the exhibition, Person(a): Portraiture from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. The exhibition assembles a captivating selection of contemporary portraiture offering new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres.

Dane Mitchell at Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

Dane Mitchell at Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

June 21, 2018

Dane Mitchell is featured in Otium #3 at Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes. Otium #3 collects the work of three artists, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Linda Sanchez and Dane Mitchell, who each have in common the idea of seizing matter as a foundation of their work. Mineral, organic and cosmic matter are explored by each of these artists, experimenting with their possibilities in different ways.

João Louro at Atelier Museu Júlio Pomar

João Louro at Atelier Museu Júlio Pomar

June 17, 2018

João Louro is featured in the exhibition, What can art do? 50 years of May 1968 Atelier Museu Júlio Pomar in Lisbon, Portugal. This exhibition recalls and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the French student movement. This revolutionary dynamic spread to various sectors of society, revealing a fundamental moment for the definition of contemporary life – less so in terms of the legislative and political changes produced in the immediate aftermath, but more prominently by the way in which the old hierarchical, classicist and authoritarian social order was questioned.

Takehito Koganezawa at Nakata Museum of Art

Takehito Koganezawa at Nakata Museum of Art

June 11, 2018

Takehito Koganezawa is included in the exhibition Painters at Nakata Museum in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan. The exhibition features works from the museum's permanent collection, as well as a selection of works by Japanese contemporary artists working abroad.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Elmhurst Art Museum

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Elmhurst Art Museum

June 6, 2018

In conjunction with the Elmhurst Art Museum's exhibition, Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and the revelation of the building’s full exterior for the first time in over 20 years, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle presents a site-specific intervention within Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House. Titled, Untitled Film (Red), Manglano-Ovalle’s immersive intervention radically alters the experience of the house and all its views to the exterior. Viewers are immersed in color saturation as their expectations of the house’s nuances are disrupted by simple gesture of applying red celluloid to the glass curtain walls Mies is known for. 

Veronika Kellndorfer at Elmhurst Art Museum

Veronika Kellndorfer at Elmhurst Art Museum

June 6, 2018

Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois. This three-part exhibition provides background, context, and visibility to Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House on the occasion of restorations to its original façade, showing the building’s full exterior for the first time in nearly 25 years. 

João Louro at Museu de Serralves

João Louro at Museu de Serralves

June 5, 2018

João Louro is featured in the exhibition Zéro de Conduite at Museu de Serralves in Porto, Portugal. Incorrigible, undesirable, unruly — what conduct does the museum repress? Zéro de Conduite presents gestures of irreverence or disobedience in the Serralves Collection, either directed at institutions such as the school or the museum, or forms of suppression or control. From irony and subterfuge, to the disrespect for the rules of proper taste or good behaviour, the exhibition looks to the potential of acting against the norm. As intractable subjects, disagreeable images, and ungovernable objects, the works on view reflect a complex variety of strategies employed — from theft as appropriation, to the refusal of the conventions of art — as artistic and spatial forms of resistance.

Ester Partegàs in Transborder Biennial

Ester Partegàs in Transborder Biennial

June 1, 2018

Ester Partegàs is featured in the 5th Transborder Biennial, a collaboration between the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez (MACJ). This year’s exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, videos and sound works by thirty-two contemporary artists or collectives living along the US-Mexico border. The artwork explores issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border region, including immigration, crossing, and physical, linguistic and cultural hybridity.

João Louro at Centro de Artes de Águeda

João Louro at Centro de Artes de Águeda

May 30, 2018

João Louro is featured in the exhibition Because I am another: Works of the Norlinda and José Lima Collection at Centro Artes de Águenda. The exhibition presents works from the collection which express political or historical significance. Taking its title from a passage of a poem by French writer Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud, “because I am another,” the exhibition seeks to evoke the complexities of these words, either directly or metaphorically, on a visual, intellectual, emotional and spiritual level.

Gianfranco Foschino at Albright-Knox Gallery

Gianfranco Foschino at Albright-Knox Gallery

May 24, 2018

Gianfranco Foschino is featured in the exhibition The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, on view at Albright-Knox Gallery. The artists included in this exhibition have used many different strategies to draw attention to the act of perception and to encourage us to question the truth of our vision. From illusionistic, or trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye), paintings to more ephemeral and conceptual gestures, these artworks challenge what we see and prompt us to appreciate and even enjoy experiences of dissonance.

Ulrich Wüst: Köln, new catalog by Verlag Bernd Detsch

Ulrich Wüst: Köln, new catalog by Verlag Bernd Detsch

May 16, 2018

Ulrich Wüst's new monograph, Köln, has been published by Verlag Bernd Detsch. Ulrich Wüst is a master of city photography. With the eyes of a trained city planner, he roams through urban spaces such as Berlin and his hometown Magdeburg. A commissioned work takes him to the Rhineland in Cologne, unknown territory and a city that does not shine architecturally.

Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCOlisboa 2018

Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCOlisboa 2018

May 10, 2018

Christopher Grimes Gallery will return to ARCOlisboa for its third edition. The gallery is pleased to debut new works by Veronika Kellndorfer, João Louro and Antonio Ballester Moreno. 

João Louro at DIDAC Foundation

João Louro at DIDAC Foundation

May 3, 2018

João Louro's solo exhibition, Silence Will Save Us, will open at the DIDAC Foundation in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on May 5. In this exhibition, Louro will debut a series of new works revolving around the theme of music.

Gianfranco Foschino at Kunsthalle Weishaupt

Gianfranco Foschino at Kunsthalle Weishaupt

May 2, 2018

Gianfranco Foschino is featured in the exhibition, Warum Kunst?, at Kunsthalle Weishaupt in Ulm, Germany. One of the most spectacular discoveries in archaeology, the 40,000-year-old lion man, the largest sculpture of Ice Age art and the oldest depiction of a mythical creature, is on display at Museum Ulm. It was discovered in the Hohlenstein-Stadel in the Lonetal near Ulm, one of six caves in the Swabian Jura, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017. Both the declaration as a World Heritage Site and the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, initiated by the European Commission, create an ideal occasion for an exhibition that dives into one of the big questions in human history, the question of what drives the urge for artistic creation and of the significance of art on a global scale up to this date.

Artist-curators reveal their exhibition proposals for the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo

Artist-curators reveal their exhibition proposals for the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo

April 27, 2018

Appointed by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo as curator of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo — Affective affinities, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro proposes an alternative "operating system" that favors the artists’ gaze on their own creative contexts and avoids a large thematic exhibition in favor of a Bienal that invites multiple curatorial experiences.

As well the twelve individual projects previously announced, this edition includes group shows organized by seven artist-curators, including Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas, who have now revealed their proposals and a partial list of participating artists.

João Louro's work joins permanent collection exhibition at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

João Louro's work joins permanent collection exhibition at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

April 18, 2018

The reorganization of the modern collection of the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian created a permanent exhibition revolving around a thematic nuclei. The works in the exhibition are to be renewed three times a year, showing the works that the museum keeps in reserves. This initial reorganization of the modern collection introduces 94 new pieces into the permanent exhibition, including João Louro’s Cover #03 (Brave New World), which was acquired by the museum in 2014.

Lucia Koch, installation at SESC Pompeia

Lucia Koch, installation at SESC Pompeia

April 6, 2018

Lucia Koch's installation The Long Night will open at SESC Pompeia on April 7. The work was created for the 3rd edition of Expanded Plan – a project that proposes the creation of interventions that present and problematize current issues of artists' authorial production and fundamental elements of language in the context of contemporary art – and will be on display until July 8, 2018.

João Louro at Porta 14

João Louro at Porta 14

April 5, 2018

João Louro is the subject of a solo exhibition at Porta 14, a project space housed in the Atelier Calçada do Correio Velho and hosted by Pedro Pacheco Architecture Studio. Located in Lisbon, the space opens to the street and hosts rotating exhibitions showcasing works of art and architecture. 

Julião Sarmento at Fundação Carmona e Costa

Julião Sarmento at Fundação Carmona e Costa

April 4, 2018

Julião Sarmento will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Fundação Carmona e Costa in Lisbon, Portugal. Julião Sarmento: Timeline is a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the artist's drawing practice. Comprising fifty-one works on paper ranging from 1966 to 2017, the exhibition explores the lexicon of visual signs the artist recursively uses in hybrid graphic procedures.

Takehito Koganezawa at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Takehito Koganezawa at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

March 25, 2018

Takehito Koganezawa is featured in the exhibition Adventure in Seeing at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Exhibition curator, Juri Yamamshita notes: Seeing is something most of us take for granted. Yet, to consciously see is surprisingly difficult, and as a result, we tend to miss much of what there is to see. An art museum is a place for seeing, admiring, and thinking about artworks. To the visitors of this exhibition, whether they normally enjoy viewing artworks or find it difficult, we would like to say, “First of all, begin by seeing well.” The exhibition Adventure in Seeing starts there.

Veronika Kellndorfer to participate in lecture at Princeton University

Veronika Kellndorfer to participate in lecture at Princeton University

March 22, 2018

Veronika Kellndorfer will participate in the conference, Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies, at Princeton University School of Architecture. The conference presents new perspectives on Bo Bardi as an architect, designer, writer, and activist, among many other things, to engage recent interest and discourse surrounding her work.

Allan Sekula and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Columbia College Chicago

Allan Sekula and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Columbia College Chicago

March 21, 2018

Allan Sekula and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle are both featured in the exhibition Waterworld at the Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago. This group exhibition united by the theme of water also features artists such as Leslie Baum, Drexciya, Julie Marie Lemon, Mohau Modisakeng and David Nasca.

João Louro at Municipal Gallery of Porto

João Louro at Municipal Gallery of Porto

March 18, 2018

João Louro is featured in the exhibition Germinal at Galeria Municipal do Porto. This exhibition shows, for the first time, 60 works from Cabrita Reis Collection, acquired in 2015 by EDP Foundation. With a vast and solid representation of the 90s generation of Portuguese artists, as well as artists from earlier and later generations, the exhibition shows defining works by over 30 artists, revealing the visionary and attentive eye not only of the artist, but of the art collector Pedro Cabrita Reis.

Takehito Koganezawa wins Asian Art Award

Takehito Koganezawa wins Asian Art Award

March 15, 2018

Takehito Koganezawa has been named the grand prize winner of The Asian Art Award. The award, supported by Warehouse TERRADA, is established to provide assistance for emerging artists in Japan with exciting international prospects in Asia and beyond.

Gianfranco Foschino: Hidden Stories, new catalog by Kerber Verlag

Gianfranco Foschino: Hidden Stories, new catalog by Kerber Verlag

March 13, 2018

Gianfranco Foschino's first monograph, Gianfranco Foschino: Hidden Stories, has been published by Kerber Verlag. The catalog documents Foschino’s first institutional solo exhibition in Europe, at the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken in 2015.

Pia Fries at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Pia Fries at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

March 7, 2018

Pia Fries will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 2018 a generous gift sees Fries's series parsen und module, dating from 1999 and comprising 30 identically-sized pictures, enter the collection of the MAM Paris. Accompanied by thirty other paintings and drawings recently presented at the Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany, this emblematic work is the nucleus of an exhibition offering an insight into the different facets of the Swiss painter's oeuvre.

Veronika Kellndorfer at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Veronika Kellndorfer at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

March 2, 2018

Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Trace in Spaces at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. Also featuring the work of Stef Heidhues, Cyrill Lachauer, Alexej Meschtschanow and Hans-Christian Schink, the exhibition explores the interplay between intimacy and distance through the artists creation of ambivalent experiential spaces in which the familiar becomes strange and the strange familiar.

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) reviewed in Hyperallergic

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) reviewed in Hyperallergic

March 1, 2018

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) has been reviewed by Lita Barrie in Hyperallergic.

Follow the link below to read the review.

Gianfranco Foschino, Wonder Site Residency

Gianfranco Foschino, Wonder Site Residency

February 20, 2018

Gianfranco Foschino is participating in the International Creator Residency program at Tokyo Arts and Space. The program, which targets skilled mid-career creators based outside of Japan, includes a three-month fully supported stay at TOKAS, as well as an exhibition at the close of the program. 

Christopher Grimes Gallery's 25th Anniversary at ARCOmadrid

Christopher Grimes Gallery's 25th Anniversary at ARCOmadrid

February 17, 2018

Christopher Grimes Gallery will be returning to ARCOmadrid for our 25th consecutive year. This year we will feature works by Antonio Ballester Moreno, Lucia Koch, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kota Ezawa and Ulrich Wüst.

Allan Sekula at Henry Art Gallery

Allan Sekula at Henry Art Gallery

February 8, 2018

Allan Sekula is featured in the exhibition The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA. The exhibition marks the occasion of the Henry's ninetieth anniversary with the first museum-wide showing of the contemporary collection, featuring over fifty artworks by an international roster of artists working in various media.

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) reviewed in Art and Cake

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) reviewed in Art and Cake

January 23, 2018

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) has been reviewed by Jody Zellen in Art and Cake.

Follow the link below to read the review.

Waltercio Caldas at Guggenheim Bilbao

Waltercio Caldas at Guggenheim Bilbao

January 18, 2018

Waltercio Caldas is featured in the exhibtion Art and Space at Guggenheim Bilbao. The theme of the exhibititon comes from a collaboration between Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969, which resulted in the publication of an artist book from which the exhibition title is derived. By updating and fleshing out concepts and questions posed in the book, the exhibition presents more than 100 works by international artists, offering itself as a reinterpretation of the history of abstraction in the past six decades. 

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) featured in KCRW's Art Talk

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) featured in KCRW's Art Talk

January 17, 2018

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) is featured in this week's episode of KCRW's Art Talk with Edward Goldman. 

Follow the link below to listen.

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros donates over 200 works to prominent museums

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros donates over 200 works to prominent museums

January 16, 2018

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros has donated 202 works from her collection of Latin American art – including contemporary and experimental works created since the 1960s by 91 artists from 22 countries – to six major museums in the U.S., Europe and South America. Among the works donated are those by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Waltercio Caldas and Miguel Rio Branco.

Allan Sekula's Black Tide/Marea negra acquired by TBA21

Allan Sekula's Black Tide/Marea negra acquired by TBA21

January 9, 2018

Allan Sekula's Black Tide/Marea negra, 2002-2003 has been acquired by Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Vienna, Austria. Consisting of twenty photographs in total, the photo-essay documents the 2002 oil spill off the Galician coast in Spain and Portugal.

Dane Mitchell at Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art

Dane Mitchell at Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art

January 4, 2018

Dane Mitchell is featured in the exhibition, Communicating Vessels, at Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland. The exhibition revolves around objects and installations constructed as either processes or events, neither belonging to the non-material domain, nor do they fit the stereotypical image of a fixed piece of art.

Miguel Rio Branco and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in KCRW's Art Talk

Miguel Rio Branco and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in KCRW's Art Talk

December 26, 2017

Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: The Garden of Delights have been included in this week's Art Talk on KCRW.

Follow the link below to listen to the episode.

Olivier Mosset at Jean-Paul Najar Foundation

Olivier Mosset at Jean-Paul Najar Foundation

December 19, 2017

Olivier Mosset is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai. His first exhibition in the Middle East, Olivier Mosset: Abstraction showcases works that span over fifty years of the artist's career.

Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere reviewed in Art and Cake

Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere reviewed in Art and Cake

December 11, 2017

Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere has been reviewed by Shana Nys Dambrot in Art and Cake.

"With a little Raging Bull, a little cinéma vérité, shades of Goya’s heat, Edward Hopper’s lonely atmospheric architecture, Hemingway’s bullfights, and rock music’s working class heroes, the images in Brazilian filmmaker and photographer Miguel Rio Branco’s Out of Nowhere series are both classic and entirely unexpected." 

Follow the link below to read the full review.

Antonio Ballester Moreno at Museo de Arte de Zapopan

Antonio Ballester Moreno at Museo de Arte de Zapopan

December 7, 2017

Antonio Ballester Moreno's exhibition, Sin intención, propósito o finalidad (Without intention, purpose or conclusion), is on view at Museo de Arte de Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico. The exhibition features a collection of ceramic works painted by the artist and by the local community surrounding the museum.

Julião Sarmento at Mu.ZEE

Julião Sarmento at Mu.ZEE

December 5, 2017

Julião Sarmento is featured in the second edition of the Ostend Triennial, The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely at Mu.ZEE in Ostend, Belgium. Curated by Flemish artist Jan Fabre and art historian Joanna De Vos, the exhibition includes the work of 75 artists from Belgium and abroad, whose collective 120 works are shown at various venues accross the seaside city.

Dane Mitchell at Mori Art Museum

Dane Mitchell at Mori Art Museum

November 14, 2017

Dane Mitchell will present a solo exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in conjunction with the museum's MAM project series – a series of experimental projects produced by the Mori Art Museum in collaboration with artists from around the world.

Julião Sarmento at Centro Botín

Julião Sarmento at Centro Botín

November 13, 2017

Julião Sarmento is featured in the exhibition Art at the Turn of the Century at Centro Botín in Santander, Spain. Acquired over the course of the past fifteen years, the works featured provide a perspective on the artists that the foundation chose to support and/or collaborate with during that period.

Miguel Rio Branco at Oi Futuro Flamengo

Miguel Rio Branco at Oi Futuro Flamengo

November 12, 2017

Miguel Rio Branco will present the exhibition Wishful Thinking at Oi Futuro Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The exhibition will present an immersive installation of work completed by Rio Branco in recent years, in which he reflects on his time living outside of Rio, close to nature. 

Dane Mitchell Selected as New Zealand's Representative for 2019 Venice Biennale

Dane Mitchell Selected as New Zealand's Representative for 2019 Venice Biennale

November 10, 2017

Dane Mitchell has been selected as New Zealand's representative for the 58th Venice Biennale, with curators Dr. Zara Stanhope and Chris Sharp. He will present an ambitious new work that will speak to his investigations into the visible and the invisible.

Pia Fries at Lindenau Museum

Pia Fries at Lindenau Museum

November 9, 2017

Pia Fries will open a restrospective exhibition at the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg, Germany on November 12, 2017. The exhibition, titled Four Winds, is presented in conjunction with the Gerhard Altenbourg Award, which Fries received earlier this year.

Kota Ezawa at Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal

Kota Ezawa at Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal

November 7, 2017

Kota Ezawa will be featured in the exhibition Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything at Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal. A multidisciplinary exhibition combining visual art, virtual reality, installations, performances, music and writing, Leonard Cohen – A Crack in Everything offers the public a collection of brand-new work commissioned from and created by local and international artists who have been inspired by Leonard Cohen’s style and recurring themes.

Waltercio Caldas and Antonio Ballester Moreno selected for São Paulo Bienal

Waltercio Caldas and Antonio Ballester Moreno selected for São Paulo Bienal

November 6, 2017

Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas have been selected to participate in the 33rd São Paulo Bienal. In this next installment of the Bienal, titled Affective Affinities, chief curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro has elected to distribute curatorial decision-making in a more horizontal manner, selecting seven artists from different backgrounds, generations and art practices to each conceive a group show in which their work dialogues with that of their peers. 

Ester Partegàs at Museum of the City of New York

Ester Partegàs at Museum of the City of New York

November 3, 2017

Ester Partegàs will be featured in the exhibition Art in the Open. Fifty Years of Public Art in New York City, on view from November 10, 2017 - May 13, 2018 at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition will feature renderings, models, photographs, and video footage tracing the creation of public artworks by such artists as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker.

Kota Ezawa at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Kota Ezawa at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

November 2, 2017

Kota Ezawa is featured in the exhibtion Art Lesson, the final project in the program of exhibitions and activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. The exhibition, comprised of two parts undertaken in different places and at different times, invites audiences of all types to reflect on the educational role of museums.

Ester Partegàs at Fabra i Coats

Ester Partegàs at Fabra i Coats

October 31, 2017

Ester Partegàs will be included in the exhibition Primary Matter at Fabra i Coats in Barcelona. Primary Matter is an exhibition that explores the current ecosystem of visual artists in order to map of some of the most significant projects and works produced by artists from the region in recent years.

Ulrich Wüst at Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle

Ulrich Wüst at Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle

October 27, 2017

Ulrich Wüst is featured in the exhibition For Eternity – Archival Strategies in Art at the Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle in Freiburg, Germany. The exhibition explores the role of the museum, the artist, and the art enthusiast in archival strategies in the digital age. 

 

Kota Ezawa Commission at San Francisco International Airport

Kota Ezawa Commission at San Francisco International Airport

October 26, 2017

Kota Ezawa has unveiled a new public artwork, Mondrian Meets the Beatles, at San Francisco International Airport. Part of Ezawa's Geometry of Rock and Roll series, the woodcut, wall-mounted sculpture combines a rendering of a photograph of The Beatles exiting an airplaine in San Francisco on their first US tour in 1964 with a version of Piet Mondrian’s Composition C (1935).

Allan Sekula's Portraits of Salespeople Acquired by Harvard Art Museums

Allan Sekula's Portraits of Salespeople Acquired by Harvard Art Museums

October 25, 2017

Allan Sekula's Portraits of Salespeople, 1973 has been acquired by the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In this early body of work, Sekula views American capitalism through a critical lens, while sensitively portraying the individual workers who contribute to the system.

Selections from Ulrich Wüst's Nachlass Wiegmann Series Acquired by Busch-Reisinger Museum

Selections from Ulrich Wüst's Nachlass Wiegmann Series Acquired by Busch-Reisinger Museum

October 24, 2017

Selections from the Nachlass Wiegmann series (1990) by Ulrich Wüst have been acquired by Busch-Reisinger Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In this series, Wüst photographs the left behind objects of those who abruptly fled East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Gianfranco Foschino in 13th Media Arts Biennial of Chile

Gianfranco Foschino in 13th Media Arts Biennial of Chile

October 14, 2017

Gianfranco Foschino's video sculpture, Rearview Mirror, is currently on view in the 13th Media Arts Biennial in Santiago, Chile. The 5-channel work is composed of thirty videos of drivers in traffic jams in São Paulo, Brazil, taken during Foschino's first residency there in 2012.

Kota Ezawa Launches New Publication

Kota Ezawa Launches New Publication

October 7, 2017

Kota Ezawa's new publication, titled The Crime of Art, surveys his career using crime as a topical lens. The book presents photographs and reproductions from Ezawa’s recent exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Amherst featuring remakes of paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Pia Fries at Museum Kurhaus Kleve

Pia Fries at Museum Kurhaus Kleve

October 5, 2017

Museum Kurhaus Kleve will present Hendrick Goltzius and Pia Fries: Proteus and Polymorphia opening on October 8, 2017. The exhibition presents the work of late 16th and early 17th century Dutch-born German copper engraver, draftsman and painter, Hendrick Goltzius alongside the work of contemporary painter, Pia Fries.

Kota Ezawa in Murals of La Jolla

Kota Ezawa in Murals of La Jolla

October 4, 2017

Kota Ezawa has unveiled a new mural entitled Once Upon a Time in the West, 2017 in conjunction with the Murals of La Jolla program. Murals of La Jolla was conceived in 2010 as a means to enhance the civic character of the community by commissioning public art projects on private property throughout La Jolla.

Allan Sekula at Orange County Museum of Art

Allan Sekula at Orange County Museum of Art

October 3, 2017

Allan Sekula will be included in the exhibition, Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection, on view at the Orange County Museum of Art from October 7 - December 31, 2017. The installation of over 75 works from the OCMA collection reveals how impactful OMCA has been in supporitng some of the most influential artists of our time, often at pivotal moments in their careers.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in Conversation with Hannah B. Higgins

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in Conversation with Hannah B. Higgins

October 2, 2017

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will join art historian and author of The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009), Hannah B. Higgins, in conversation at the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theatre on October 3 from 6:30-8:00 PM. In this Chicago Architecture Biennial public program, Manglano-Ovalle and Higgins will discuss the uses and implications of the grid in Manglano-Ovalle’s practice and among related artists.

Kota Ezawa at SITE Santa Fe

Kota Ezawa at SITE Santa Fe

September 29, 2017

Kota Ezawa will present a solo exhibition at SITE Santa Fe, launching their new SITElab space on October 7, 2017. The exhibition will bring together new and recent works related to Ezawa’s The Crime of Art series, a group of light-boxes and video animations that chronicle some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history.

Julião Sarmento at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Julião Sarmento at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

September 27, 2017

Julião Sarmento is featured in the exhibition, Portugal em Flagrante, at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal. This semi-permanent exhibition presents works from Museu Calouste Gulbenkian’s Modern Collection and is designed to offer an introduction to the history of art and culture in Portugal during the twentieth century.

Veronika Kellndorfer in Chicago Architecture Biennial

Veronika Kellndorfer in Chicago Architecture Biennial

September 13, 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Kellndorfer will present a collection of new works based around Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie at the biennial, which will open to the public on September 16, 2017. 

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in Chicago Architecture Biennial

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in Chicago Architecture Biennial

September 13, 2017

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Manglano-Ovalle will present a collection of sculptures in the biennial, which will open to the public on September 16, 2017. 

Takehito Koganezawa at Haus am Waldsee

Takehito Koganezawa at Haus am Waldsee

September 9, 2017

Takehito Koganezawa will open an exhibition at Haus am Walsee in Berlin on September 13. The exhibition, entitled After the Heat, will present a selection of new watercolor drawings on paper.

Lucia Koch at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Lucia Koch at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

September 8, 2017

Lucia Koch will be featured in the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Condemned To Be Modern at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Koch will present two installations for the exhibition, a color gradient installed on the windows of the gallery and a light correction piece installed on the lamps in Barnsdall Art Park. 

Pia Fries at Moss Art Center

Pia Fries at Moss Art Center

September 5, 2017

Pia Fries will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Moss Arts Center in Virginia. The exhibition presents a collection of Fries’ paintings that integrate silkscreened fragments of 17th century Baroque and Mannerist prints into a hybrid fusion of figuration and abstraction, art historical tradition, and adventurous innovation.

Veronika Kellndorfer at Palm Springs Art Museum

Veronika Kellndorfer at Palm Springs Art Museum

September 1, 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer will be featured in the exhibition Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture at the Palm Springs Art Museum. In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition will present Bo Bardi and Frey's personal and professional transformations as representatives of the emergence of São Paulo and Southern California, respectively, as architectural and cultural epicenters of the mid-20th century. 

Dane Mitchell at City Gallery Wellington

Dane Mitchell at City Gallery Wellington

August 31, 2017

Dane Mitchell is featured in the exhibition Occulture: The Dark Arts at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand. The exhibition explores contemporary art’s role in the process of occultation (a term first used by Andre Breton in his 1930 Surrealist Manifesto), bringing together New Zealand and international artists who push the symbolic, formal and material languages of esoteric or occult traditions into new forms.

Glen Rubsamen: The Disguise Was Almost Perfect Reviewed by Edward Goldman

Glen Rubsamen: The Disguise Was Almost Perfect Reviewed by Edward Goldman

August 1, 2017

Edward Goldman has reviewed Glen Rubsamen: The Disguise Was Almost Perfect on KCRW's Art Talk. 

"A solo exhibition of paintings by Glen Rubsamen at Christopher Grimes Gallery, with its focus on iconic, exotic images of Los Angeles, made me think about how I fell in love with this city many years ago."

Follow the link below to read the full review.

Miguel Rio Branco at Museu de Arte de São Paulo

Miguel Rio Branco at Museu de Arte de São Paulo

July 18, 2017

Miguel Rio Branco is the subject of a solo exhibition, When I die I will take nothing, at Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil. The exhibition features 61 photographs from the series Maciel, produced in 1979 in the neighborhood of Maciel, an area known for prostitution, in the district of Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia. This is the largest presentation of the series to date, with a selection of the works in the show being exhibited for the first time.

Veronika Kellndorfer's Tree House (Casa de Vidro) Acquired by SFMOMA

Veronika Kellndorfer's Tree House (Casa de Vidro) Acquired by SFMOMA

July 15, 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired Veronika Kellndorfer's Tree House (Casa de Vidro), 2014. Produced using her signature technique of silk-screening photographic images to highly reflective glass panels, fusing image to form, the work depicts Lina Bo Bardi's iconic glass house in the rainforest surrounding São Paulo, Brazil.

Veronika Kellndorfer at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

Veronika Kellndorfer at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

July 6, 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin, Germany. Through more than 100 works, the exhibition explores the richness and breadth of Burle Marx's expansive and prolific career – his landscape architecture, painting, sculpture, theatre design, textiles, and jewelry – as well as related works by contemporary artists.

João Louro at Centro de Artes Visuais

João Louro at Centro de Artes Visuais

July 1, 2017

​João Louro is featured in the exhibition Un Certain Regard at Centro de Artes Visuais in Coimbra, Portugal. The exhibition is comprised of works from the Norlinda and José Lima Collection.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at the Norman Foster Foundation

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at the Norman Foster Foundation

July 1, 2017

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's sculpture Storm in on permanent display at the newly opened Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid. The work is featured in the building's Pavilion, which will serve as an exhibition space for objects and audio visual materials of projects, places, people, sculptures and paintings with the objective to provide inspiration to the foundation's visitors in the same way that they once inspired Norman Foster and his work.

Takehito Koganezawa at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Takehito Koganezawa at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

June 26, 2017

Takehito Koganezawa is featured in the exhibition PLAY at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. The exhibition presents works by twelve artists from the museum's collection whose work encompasses the spirit of play in all its manifold interpretations.

Gianfranco Foschino at Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos

Gianfranco Foschino at Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos

June 22, 2017

Gianfranco Foschino is included in the exhibition Lo Que Ha Dejado Huellas (What Has Left Traces) at Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos in Santiago, Chile. The exhibition features 175 works from Gabriela Mistral CNCA Gallery Collection. This is the first public exhibition of the collection in its twenty year history.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Kota Ezawa in SITE Santa Fe Auction

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Kota Ezawa in SITE Santa Fe Auction

June 20, 2017

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Kota Ezawa will each have works available in a benefit auction for SITE Santa Fe. Proceeds from the auction will help support exhibitions, education, and public programs in SITE's newly renovated space, opening in the Fall of 2017.

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass Gallery Talk

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass Gallery Talk

June 18, 2017

Christopher Grimes Gallery was pleased to host a conversation with Virginia Heckert and Thomas Weski in conjunction with the closing of Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | NachlassVirginia Heckert is the Curator and Department Head of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum​. Her area of expertise is German photography between the two World Wars, late 20th-century American photography, and contemporary photography. Thomas Weski is the Curator at the Stiftung für Fotografie und Medienkunst mit Archiv Michael Schmidt in Berlin, Germany, an authority on German photography of the 1970s and 80s and current guest scholar in the department of photography at the Getty Museum. 

Allan Sekula's Seventy in Seven (from Fish Story, Chapter 4) Acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago

Allan Sekula's Seventy in Seven (from Fish Story, Chapter 4) Acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago

June 13, 2017

The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired Seventy in Seven (from Fish Story, Chapter 4), 1993-1994. With a total of nine chapters, Fish Story was created over a seven-year period of research into maritime industries and included travel to industrial ports all over the world. It remains one of Sekula's best known and most important works. 

Allan Sekula at Antoni Tàpies Foundation

Allan Sekula at Antoni Tàpies Foundation

June 10, 2017

The Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona presents Allan Sekula: Collective Sisyphus opening June 13, 2017. The exhibition, Sekula's first solo show in Spain, will feature the artist's later bodies of work focusing on his research into the maritime industries, including Fish Story, 1988-1995 and Ship of Fools / The Docker's Museum, 1999-2010. 

Julião Sarmento in Black Box: Museu Imaginário, Curated by João Louro

Julião Sarmento in Black Box: Museu Imaginário, Curated by João Louro

June 8, 2017

Julião Sarmento is included in the exhibition Black Box: Museu Imaginário at the Museu do Caramulo in Caramulo, Portugal. The exhibition, curated by João Louro, includes the work of 6 of the most important Portuguese contemporary artists: Fernanda Fragateiro, João Queiroz, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Miguel Ângelo Rocha and Rui Chafes.

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass Reviewed in Los Angeles Times

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass Reviewed in Los Angeles Times

May 25, 2017

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass has been reviewed by Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times.

"Barely a single living soul is glimpsed in 48 black-and-white urban photographs from the late 1970s and early 1980s by Berlin-based Ulrich Wüst. When people are there, they’re typically obscured behind the windshield of a car on an otherwise empty city street, hidden within a dark sidewalk shadow in the composition’s margins or far off in the distance, back near the vanishing point of a brick roadway lined with shabby buildings."

Follow the link below to read the full review.

Julião Sarmento at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Julião Sarmento at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

May 19, 2017

Julião Sarmento is featured in the exhibition Conversation Piece, curated by Nimfa Bisbe, at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome, Italy. Featuring works from the "La Caixa" collection of Contemporary Art, the exhibition creates a dialogue between artists of differing poetic voices, united by themes of minimalism, architecture, sculpture and the human form. 

Scott Short at Leal Rios Foundation

Scott Short at Leal Rios Foundation

May 18, 2017

Scott Short is included in the exhibition Near Fields, currently on view at the Leal Rios Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. Featuring work from the Leal Rios Collection the exhibition also includes artists João Paulo Feliciano, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Anthony McCall, Tristan Perich, Pedro Diniz Reis, Rui Toscano and Jorinde Voigt.

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass Gallery Talk with Virginia Heckert and Thomas Weski

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | Nachlass Gallery Talk with Virginia Heckert and Thomas Weski

May 3, 2017

Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to host a conversation with Virginia Heckert and Thomas Weski in conjunction with our exhibition Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder | NachlassThe talk will take place on June 17 at 4:00 pm. Seating is limited; please RSVP here.

Christopher Grimes Gallery at LOOP Fair

Christopher Grimes Gallery at LOOP Fair

May 2, 2017

Christopher Grimes Gallery will participate in LOOP Fair 2017 in Barcelona. The gallery is pleased to present Gianfranco Foschino's high-definition video KPD #1 / #2 / #3 / #4, 2014. Approximately 45 videos and artist films, presented by galleries from all around the world, will be featured at the fair, giving insight to the current moving image panorama.

Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCO Lisbon

Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCO Lisbon

May 1, 2017

Christopher Grimes Gallery will participate in the second iteration of ARCO Lisbon from May 18-21. The gallery will feature the work of João Louro, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Julião Sarmento, and Veronika Kellndorfer.

Lucia Koch Book Launch

Lucia Koch Book Launch

April 30, 2017

A new book featuring the work of Lucia Koch will launch on Wednesday, May 3rd at Bar Ocidente in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The book, titled Lucia Koch, is the first publication of a monographic nature to be produced about the artist. Presenting a selection of Koch's iconic works spanning the last two decades, the book offers an in-depth analysis to Koch's artistic process and practice.

Gianfranco Foschino at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santiago

Gianfranco Foschino at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santiago

April 29, 2017

Gianfranco Foschino is featured in the exhibition Colección MAC: Post 90 at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santiago. In celebration of the museum's 70th anniversary, MAC Santiago presents an exhibition of works from their collection that were produced post-1990 and that have important connections to the visual preservation of Chilean heritage.

Kota Ezawa at Le Carreau du Temple Videobox Festival

Kota Ezawa at Le Carreau du Temple Videobox Festival

April 27, 2017

Kota Ezawa's single-channel video Take Off will be featured at the Videobox Festival at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, France. The festival, now in its third year, will take place between April 27 and 29 and will feature over 100 films exploring the themes of nature, cities, and movement.

Julião Sarmento at Espaço NOVO BANCO

Julião Sarmento at Espaço NOVO BANCO

April 23, 2017

Julião Sarmento is featured in the exhibition On Escape and Concurrence: Inverting the Gaze at Espaço NOVO BANCO in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition, brought forth by the NOVO BANCO Contemporary Photography Collection, investigates the nature of the human gaze, charting its course from analysis to melancholic reflection.

Gianfranco Foschino, Artist in Residence at Bosque Pehuén

Gianfranco Foschino, Artist in Residence at Bosque Pehuén

April 21, 2017

Gianfranco Foschino is currently participating in the first artist in residence program at Bosque Pehuén. Bosque Pehuén, located in Southern Chile, is a private natural reserve that aims to protect biodiversity through scientific research and educational programs, while also serving as a space for the development of cultural projects that seek to converge art and science.

Allan Sekula in documenta 14

Allan Sekula in documenta 14

April 18, 2017

Allan Sekula's School is a Factory will be featured in documenta 14 in Athens from April 8 - July 16, 2017. School is a Factory, a body of work consisting of 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 graphic panels, will be exhibited at the Athens School of Fine Arts, a formerly abonded, repurposed textile factory.

Lucia Koch at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Lucia Koch at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

April 15, 2017

Lucia Koch has created a site-specific installation for the exhibition, Hercule Florence: Le Nouveau Robinson at Nouveau Musée National be Monaco. The exhibition presents a five-year-long research project on the work of the Monegasque-Brazilian inventor and artist Hercule Florence (1804–79), introducing him to the European public for the first time.

Gianfranco Foschino Shortlisted for LOOP Discover Award

Gianfranco Foschino Shortlisted for LOOP Discover Award

Apri 11, 2017

Gianfranco Foschino has been shortlisted for the LOOP Barcelona Discover Award. The award, now in its third year, was created with the aim of supporting and recognizing recent video and film productions by international artists through a free open call to the artistic community.

Ulrich Wüst in documenta 14

Ulrich Wüst in documenta 14

April 6, 2017

Ulrich Wüst will participate in documenta 14, opening April 8 in Athens, Greece and June 10 in Kassel, Germany. Exhibited works will include Flachland, a leporello consisting of 179 photographs (on view in Athens) and selections from the Stadtbilder series (on view in Kassel). 

Allan Sekula: Early Works Review in Artforum

Allan Sekula: Early Works Review in Artforum

April 4, 2017

Allan Sekula: Early Works has been reviewed by Kavior Moon in the April issue of Artforum. 

"Photography held a particular attraction for Sekula, whose eloquent writings on the medium’s history are as notable as his photo-based works. With characteristic clarity, Sekula outlined some of the appealing yet problematic features intrinsic to photography, including “its unavoidable social referentiality, its way of describing—albeit in enigmatic, misleading, reductive and often superficial terms—a world of social institutions, gestures, manners, relationships.” Photography, for Sekula, was not a means to an end but a social practice, one that would take him to port cities around the world as he conducted his final intensive studies of maritime industries and trade, prior to his death in 2013."

Follow the link below to read the full review.

Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s, featuring Allan Sekula

Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s, featuring Allan Sekula

March 22, 2017

The work of Allan Sekula will be discussed in the upcoming symposium Developing Room: Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Bringing together international art historians and curators, the symposium, which will take place on March 23 and 24, will address the resurgence of documentary photography during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s.

Antonio Ballester Moreno to Present New Book at La Casa Encendida

Antonio Ballester Moreno to Present New Book at La Casa Encendida

March 21, 2017

On March 22, La Casa Encendida will present un nido para protegerse de la rapiña y las alimañas (A Nest to Protect Itself From Predators and Vermin), a new book by Antonio Ballester Moreno and Rafael Sánchez-Mateos Paniagua. Presented in conjunction with Ballester Moreno's current exhibition, Long Live the Free Fields of Spain!, on view at La Casa Encendida through April 23, 2017, the story draws inspiration from sculptor Alberto Sánchez's Monument to the Birds.

Allan Sekula at Columbus Museum of Art

Allan Sekula at Columbus Museum of Art

March 16, 2017

The Columbus Museum of Art presents Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories, opening March 17, 2017. The exhibition will debut the museum's recently acquired preliminary version of Aerospace Folktales, 1973, a largescale photographic installation, including 142 photographs, a written commentary, and four audio interviews that investigate the artist’s own class and family circumstances. This early version of Aerospace Folktales has not been exhibited in its entirety in more than thirty years.

Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula Archive

Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula Archive

March 14, 2017

The Getty Research Institute has announced their acquisition of the Allan Sekula Papers ca. 1960-2013. Comprised of four hundred boxes of correspondences, illustrations, photographs, notebooks and research materials, the papers give insight to Sekula's socially engaged practice as an artist, writer, filmmaker and critic.

Ester Partegàs at Zuckerman Museum of Art

Ester Partegàs at Zuckerman Museum of Art

March 10, 2017

Ester Partegàs is featured in the exhibition Gut Feelings at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia. The exhibition brings together a group of contemporary artists whose work looks to food, eating, feeding, and cooking as symbolic representations of exchanged emotion or power.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Veronika Kellndorfer Selected for Chicago Architecture Biennial

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Veronika Kellndorfer Selected for Chicago Architecture Biennial

March 7, 2017

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Veronika Kellndorfer have each been selected to participate in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The second installment of the biennial, entitled Make New History, will take place between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018. 

Sekula beyond Sekula: Program at TBA21

Sekula beyond Sekula: Program at TBA21

March 2, 2017

In conjunction with Allan Sekula: OKEANOS, TBA21 will present an eleven-week-long program entitled Sekula beyond Sekula beginning Friday, March 3rd. Sekula beyond Sekula is a program of contemporary artists’ films dedicated to Allan Sekula and his relation to the sea. The aim of the program is to bring light to the relevance of Sekula’s legacy by exploring how his interests and language have been transmitted, interpreted, and expanded upon by several generations of visual artists.

Antonio Ballester Moreno Receives Art Situacions 2017 Award

Antonio Ballester Moreno Receives Art Situacions 2017 Award

February 23, 2017

Antonio Ballester Moreno has been awarded the Art Situacions ARCOmadrid 2017 Award. Art Situacions is an initiative founded by private sponsorship for the purpose of promoting creativity internationally with a forward looking approach to art. In its firm commitment to emerging art, Art Situacions seeks to encourage young creators in promoting awareness of existing art.

Cometa by Julião Sarmento Opening February 23rd at Desert X

Cometa by Julião Sarmento Opening February 23rd at Desert X

February 22, 2017

Cometa, an intimate performance created by Julião Sarmento, will be featured at Desert X from February 23-26. The piece, which was first performed in 2009, takes place in a hotel room and is designed to be witnessed by one person at a time. Set to original music specially composed by Portuguese musician Paulo Furtado, aka The Legendary Tigerman, Cometa is a study of the longings, desire and discomfort that attends the close encounter of strangers.

Dane Mitchell at Connells Bay Sculpture Park

Dane Mitchell at Connells Bay Sculpture Park

February 3, 2017

A new temporary outdoor sculpture by Dane Mitchell is on display at Connells Bay Sculpture Park in Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Mitchell's installation, titled Stealth Transmission Tower 1,is a functional cell tower, which takes the form of a manufactured pine tree that cloddishly camouflages to its surroundings in an attempt to hide in plain sight. This large and highly conspicuous tree transmits a radio signal across the park on an FM radio bandwidth, that can be tuned into by visitors, on an endless loop. 

Allan Sekula, The Forgotten Space in documenta 14

Allan Sekula, The Forgotten Space in documenta 14

February 1, 2017

Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Space will be featured in Documenta 14. The Forgotten Space is a two-hour-long essay film directed by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, which draws attention to the neglected industrial districts of docklands. By drawing connections between ports around the world and the people who work in them, the film unveils the global supply chain's disastrous impact on the environment and workers' rights.

Julião Sarmento at Desert X

Julião Sarmento at Desert X

January 27, 2017

Julião Sarmento has been selected to participate in Desert X, a new international, contemporary art exhibition in the Coachella Valley. During the opening VIP preview from February 23-24, Sarmento will present Cometa, an intimate performance piece exploring human relationships.

Walkthrough of Allan Sekula: Early Works with Hamza Walker

Walkthrough of Allan Sekula: Early Works with Hamza Walker

January 25, 2017

On Saturday, February 11th, Christopher Grimes Gallery will host a walkthrough of Allan Sekula: Early Works led by Hamza Walker. The walkthrough will begin at 3PM. 

Hamza Walker is the Executive Director of LAXART in Hollywood. He recently co-curated the 2016 Made in L.A. exhibition at the Hammer Museum, and has also served as Associate Curator and Director of Education at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and as professor of painting and drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

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Veronika Kellndorfer, In Dialogue: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi & Sverre Fehn

Veronika Kellndorfer, In Dialogue: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi & Sverre Fehn

January 24, 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer will be participating in a seminar entitled In Dialogue: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi & Sverre Fehn at the National Museum in Oslo, Norway. The seminar will take place on Saturday, January 27th from 1 to 5 PM in conjuction with the museum's Casa de Vidro exhibition. The seminar will shed light on the work of the two architects as well as discussing the topic of the exhibition in the pavilion.

Allan Sekula: OKEANOS at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

Allan Sekula: OKEANOS at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

January 23, 2017

Allan Sekula: OKEANOS will open on February 21, 2017 at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Augarten, Austria. The exhibition brings together selections of Sekula's body of work addressing his research into maritime space. Through photographic series and filmic works, OKEANOS will engage Sekula's most pointed critiques of the maritime industries, namely globalization’s deregulated liquid spaces, lax environmental policies and sub-par labor standards.

Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCO Madrid

Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCO Madrid

January 22, 2017

Christopher Grimes Gallery will be participating in ARCO Madrid, Spain's leading international contemporary art fair, from February 22-26. The gallery will be featuring Antonio Ballester Moreno, Kota Ezawa, Gianfranco Foschino, Veronika Kellndorfer, João Louro and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.

Kota Ezawa at the Mead Art Museum

Kota Ezawa at the Mead Art Museum

January 19, 2017

On February 9th, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present Rotherwas Project 2: Kota Ezawa, Gardner Museum Revisited. The exhibition, which originally debuted at Christopher Grimes Gallery in 2016, features light boxes of the thirteen stolen works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.

Antonio Ballester Moreno at La Casa Encendida

Antonio Ballester Moreno at La Casa Encendida

January 17, 2017

Long Live the Free Fields of Spain!, a new exhibition by Antonio Ballester Moreno, will open at La Casa Encendida in Madrid on February 3rd. The exhibition, curated by Tania Pardo, will feature more than thirty new paintings and two installations. The works were conceived as one large-scale installation representing nature, specifically the rain, sun and moon of the Autumn season, and are represented through symbolic geometric shapes. 

Allan Sekula: Early Works Discussion

Allan Sekula: Early Works Discussion

January 16, 2017

Christopher Grimes Gallery was pleased to host a lively and information panel discussion on the career of Allan Sekula in conjunction with the opening reception of Allan Sekula: Early Works. Panelists included Jill Dawsey, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Philipp Kaiser, independent curator; and Glenn Phillips, Curator at the Getty Research Institute.

Veronika Kellndorfer at the National Museum in Oslo, Norway

Veronika Kellndorfer at the National Museum in Oslo, Norway

January 15, 2017

On January 27th, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway will present, Casa de Vidro, a retrospective exhibition for architect Lina Bo Bardi featuring Veronika Kellndorfer. The exhibition will present Lina Bo Bardi's iconic glasshouse in São Paulo (Casa de Vidro, 1950–1951) inside Sverre Fehn's glass pavilion (2008), inviting a dialogue between the two architects, who despite having never met and having spent their lives on opposite sides of the world, find a surprising amount of common ground. The exhibition will also feature an installation by Veronika Kellndorfer, including Treehouse (Casa de Vidro), as well as a site specific installation that evokes Bo Bardi’s glass house using artistic means.

Ulrich Wüst at The Chrysler Museum of Art

Ulrich Wüst at The Chrysler Museum of Art

January 13, 2017

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia brings the photography of Ulrich Wüst to the U.S. with their exhibition, Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs by Ulrich Wüst. Through 84 black and white prints and more than 200 album-mounted prints, the exhibition explores public planning in East Germany under socialist rule and the opposing non-conformity of private life. Trained as an urban planner, Wüst's photographs provide critique to the East German approach to city building, while also providing evocative views of the former totalitarian states and the subsequent transformation of the capital, Berlin, after reunification.

Allan Sekula at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Allan Sekula at Minneapolis Institute of Art

January 10, 2017

Resistance, Protest, Resilience, a photography exhibition featuring Allan Sekula is on view through April 2nd at the Minneapolis Art Institute. The exhibition features 60 photographs from the MIA collection that have documented protests from a selection of political movements in the 20th century, among them the Civil Rights Movement, Japan’s U.S. security treaty conflict, the Iranian Revolution, Vancouver’s Gastown riots, and the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

Gianfranco Foschino at El Museo del Barrio

Gianfranco Foschino at El Museo del Barrio

January 8, 2017

Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Mono Canal a new exhibition featuring Gianfranco Foschino will open at El Museo del Barrio in New York on January 11th. The exhibition explores the work of Latin American video artists and their different approaches to the single-channel format. The works on display will range from pieces inspired by documentary or visual anthropology to others more akin to visual poetry or performance.

Sharon Ellis: Intimate Terrain Review in Los Angeles Times

Sharon Ellis: Intimate Terrain Review in Los Angeles Times

January 6, 2017

Sharon Ellis's exhibition, Intimate Terrain, has been reviewed by Leah Ollman in the Los Angeles Times. 

"The words that reflexively come to mind before Sharon Ellis' extraordinary work could use some customizing. Yes, she is a visionary but even more so a visionist, an apostle for sight, for observation as an active, acute, transformational practice. The scenes she paints suggest the supernatural, but since they are very much rooted in this world, they might better be described as super-natural. They represent not another reality but this one — amplified and intensified."

Follow the link below to read the full review.

Allan Sekula at the Reina Sofia Museum

Allan Sekula at the Reina Sofia Museum

December 28, 2016

Territories and Fictions, an exhibition featuring the work of Allan Sekula, is on view through March 13th at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. The exhibition is a presentation of works from the museum's permanent collection is largely made up of recent acquisitions and approaches the languages and artistic practices that defined the period between the end of the 1990s and 2007 – both in Spain and internationally.

Pia Fries to Receive Altenbourg Art Prize

Pia Fries to Receive Altenbourg Art Prize

December 21, 2016

The Lindenau Museum in Altenburg, Germany has named Pia Fries the winner of the 2017 Gerhard Altenbourg Art Prize. Fries is the first woman to receive the award in its nearly twenty year history. In a press release, the Lindenau Museum Board of Trustees stated that they selected Fries as a "representative of pure painting," noting her unique approach to color, dimensionality, and allusions to Art History.

Julião Sarmento at Serralves Museum

Julião Sarmento at Serralves Museum

December 8, 2017

Light Studies: Suggestions, Reflections and Shadows, a group exhibition featuring Julião Sarmento, will be on view at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal through February 19th. The exhibition features works from the Serralves collection by artists who explore various possibilities of light. The artists in Light Studies represent a variety of media, materials and processes that test the boundaries of visual interpretation.

Julião Sarmento Commissioned as Sculptor for Monument in Matosinhos, Portugal

Julião Sarmento Commissioned as Sculptor for Monument in Matosinhos, Portugal

December 2, 2016

Julião Sarmento will unveil his sculpture Two Gemini on December 2nd in a public dedication ceremony in Matosinhos, Portugal. The sculpture was commissioned to commemorate Manuel da Silva Passos and José da Silva Passos, two brothers who made an indelible mark on Portuguese politics in the 19th century. Two Gemini captures the pioneering spirit of the two radical democratic leaders.

Clark Art Institute Receives Allan Sekula's Library

Clark Art Institute Receives Allan Sekula's Library

December 1, 2016

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, has received the fifteen-thousand-volume personal library of Allan Sekula. The library was donated to the institute by the late artist's wife, art historian and professor, Sally Stein. Established in 1962, the Clark Art Institute Library now contains over 270,000 non-circulating publications focusing on post-medieval European and American art.

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