Archives for posts tagged ‘conceptual’

Comrades of Time

“Comrades of Time” at Cell Project Space, London. “[A firework is lit. A small crowd stands, watching as it shoots upwards into the sky. An explosion. Sparks fly outwards.] The history of art since the birth of modernism follows the trajectory of a firework. An artwork, once a singular object of contemplation in which time […]

Antek Walczak

  Antek Walczak Work from “New Transbohemian States” at Real Fine Arts, New York. “The series of oil paintings presented for this exhibition depict a number of state transition diagrams. As graphic-poetic machines, these diagrams formulate messages in relation to the outside world (here grounded within the use-case of being a contemporary artist), and each […]

Rob Pruitt

   Rob Pruitt Work from “The Suicide Paintings” at Massimo De Carlo “Massimo De Carlo gallery in London inaugurates its new season with The Suicide Paintings by American artist Rob Pruitt. Pruitt in his third show at Massimo De Carlo presents new paintings that explore infinite space and blankness, purity and pollution, and optimism and […]

Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger Work from his oeuvre. “”Everything in moderation,” counseled Aristotle. Martin Kippenberger never got this message, as a good friend pointed out after the artist’s death at age forty-four in 1997. Kippenberger’s artistic career—based in his native Germany but encompassing such far-flung locations as Florence, Madrid, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, […]

Ryan Gander

  Ryan Gander Work from “Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last” at Frac île-de-France / Le Plateau “The FRAC Ile-de-France/Le Plateau is presenting Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last, the first solo exhibition of the British artist Ryan Gander in a Paris institution. Making the most of an extremely effusive imagination, Ryan Gander does his […]

Channa Horwitz

Channa Horwitz Work from her oeuvre. “What Would Happen If I” is the third exhibition presented at Aanant & Zoo Gallery, Berlin, by American conceptual artist, Channa Horwitz (born in 1932, lives in Los Angeles). In 2007, she had an exhibition under the title “Searching/Structures 1965–2007” based on a search that she engaged with in […]

DIS Magazine

DIS Magazine Work from DISimages “DIS Images marks a significant shift in the way artists approach stock photography. Onlines image databases proliferated in the early part of the last decade, and artists searched them and plundered them. Their aggregated findings reflected the multiplicity of potential meanings in both the images and the keywords that index […]

Hans Haacke

Hans Haacke Work from his oeuvre. “One of Haacke’s urgent concerns is the expanding relationship between corporations and museums. Another is the business ventures of major collectors and patrons in countries like South Africa. In the 1985 ”Buhrlesque,” his and hers shoes, each with a candle pointed upward out of the heel like an antiaircraft […]

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt Work from Wall Drawings. “In 1968, LeWitt began to conceive sets of guidelines or simple diagrams for his two-dimensional works drawn directly on the wall, executed first in graphite, then in crayon, later in colored pencil and finally in chromatically rich washes of India ink, bright acrylic paint, and other materials.[10] Between 1969 […]

Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars Work from their oeuvre. “Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low) focusing […]