Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Murat Palta, 2016, Mars Attacks!, mono print on glass, 95 x 76 cm, courtesy the artist and x-ist

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opens this week

Released: November 1, 2016

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opens this week (3 - 6 November 2016) bringing together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. With a distinct character as a place to discover and rediscover significant artists, Contemporary Istanbul (CI) spreads over the 14,000 m2 spaces of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Center.   Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, CI pays undivided atten...

Die Drostei

Genius Loci. Vom (guten) Geist des Raumes.

Released: November 1, 2016

Open Call. Ausschreibung für Dänische Künstlerinnen und Künstler Ausstellung GENIUS LOCI - Vom (guten) Geist des Raumes Kunst und Design aus Dänemark. 10. September - 15. Oktober 2017 Vernissage, Sonntag, 10. September 2017, 10.30 Uhr   Ausstellungsort: Die Drostei Dingstätte 23 | 25421 Pinneberg   Kuratorin: Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund ahc projects, Bewerbung per Email bitte an: Bewerbungsschluß: 31. Dezember 2016     Kuratorisches Konzept: Anlässlich des 250jährigen Jubiläums...

Interior space of Drostei Foundation

The (good) spirit of the space. - Open Call - Danish Contemporary Art & Design

Released: November 1, 2016

 GENIUS LOCI. The (good) spirit of the space. Open Call Danish Art & Design - Danish Artists are invited to apply! On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Drostei, a non-profit culture center in the greater area of Hamburg, Danish artists from the fields of fine arts and design are invited to exhibit their works at the show "GENIUS LOCI - The (good) Spirit of the Space". The exhibition presents works from the artists' studios as well as space-related artistic projects. The focus is on the space as a source of inspiration, in the baroque architecture of the Drost...

Eldred's sold a rare Patek Philippe split second chronograph watch for $276,000 on Saturday.


Released: October 31, 2016

East Dennis, Mass. – Twelve phone bidders and at least one competitive floor bidder chased a rare Patek Philippe 18kt gold chronograph wristwatch to a final price of $276,000 during Eldred’s Fine and Decorative Art Auction on Saturday. The watch, which came from a local consignor, sold to a phone bidder.   “The watch has a rare split second movement which allows for very precise record keeping. The complication was introduced by Patek Philippe in the late 1930s or early 1940s for timing horse or car races,” said Leah Kingman, head of Eldred’s European Decorative Arts department. “The p...

Rendering for plaza in the plan for a Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building.

Eric and Susan Smidt Pledge $25 Million Gift to LACMA’s Campaign

Released: October 31, 2016

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced over the weekend that LACMA trustee Eric Smidt and his wife, Susan, have pledged $25 million in support of the museum’s continued growth, service to the community, and plan for a Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building. “I was born here in Los Angeles and wasn't exposed to art as a child,” Eric Smidt said. “When I joined the LACMA board, I realized what I missed in my youth and the wonderful things that can happen when a public museum opens its doors to the community. I feel so lucky now to be able to help open those doo...

Painted in 1874, Greenwood Lake, New Jersey is one of Jasper Francis Cropsey’s (American, 1823-1900) finest works and will be offered for $80,000-120,000.

Thomas J. Perkins Estate, Important Hudson River School Fine Art, and Rare Vintage Couture Collection Lead Clars November 12-13, 2016 Auction

Released: October 31, 2016

Clars Auction Gallery’s November 12 and 13, 2016 sale will feature many major highlights from highly notable estates and special collections. Prominently represented in this sale will be property from billionaire venture capitalist Thomas J. Perkins estate (San Francisco and Belvedere, CA), as well as from the interior of his famous yacht, the Maltese Falcon. Also of important note will be a very rare, single-owner collection of vintage couture, accessories and handbags. In an interview prior to the sale, Deric Torres, Vice President and Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts commente...

Palm Beach Show Group unveils CONTEMPORARY SPOTLIGHT at Pier 94 (November 9-13)

Released: October 28, 2016

Palm Beach Show Group launches CONTEMPORARY SPOTLIGHT at the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (NYAAJ), which opens at the fair's new venue, Pier 94 (711 12th Ave, New York City), on Wednesday, November 9th. CONTEMPORARY SPOTLIGHT is a special section within NYAAJ dedicated to exhibitors specializing in post-war and contemporary art, objects, and design. “We are excited about the show's expansion and the opportunities Pier 94 offers. The location allows us to conceive a larger, world-class event in Manhattan, with a new component such as CONTEMPORARY SPOTLIGHT,” states Palm Beac...

Agostini, Saracen, 1959, Bronze, 31″ x 27″ x 17″

“Abstract 50’s Masters (Where Were the Mistresses?)”

Released: September 30, 2016

Saturday, November 19th – Saturday, February 25th Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19th, 4-6 PM Panel Discussion: “Lives of the Artists” Spouses, Children & Friends Saturday, December 10th, 3-5 PM Abstract art has roots in the late 19th century and reached ascendance in the late 40’s – 50’s. Philip Pavia (sculptor), one of the leaders of “the Club and his publication “It is” was seminal in the championing of abstract art. Our exhibition emphasizes the pluralistic nature of abstraction: gesture, geometric, and introspection. Abstract expressionism uses gesture and was an...

Ethel Schwabacher, Longnook IV, 1961, Oil on Canvas, 65" x 78"

Women! Women! (of the ‘50s)

Released: August 1, 2016

Women! Women! (of the ‘50s) September 15 - November 12, 2016 Gallery One: Ethel Schwabacher Gallery Two: Lynne Drexler, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Grace Hartigan, Claire Falkenstein, Perle Fine, Sonia Gechtoff, Buffie Johnson, Jeanne Miles, Louise Nevelson, Betty Parsons, Liz Whitney Quisgard, Jeanne Reynal, Yvonne Thomas, and Stella Waitzkin Before any exhibit on “Women” or “Older Artists” was on the horizon, the Anita Shapolsky Gallery celebrated them with the exhibition “Over 85 – Still Creating” (Amaranth Ehrenhalt, 88, Sonia Gechtoff, 89, and Liz Whitney Quisgard, 86) from Decemb...

Olga Karmansky, Russian Olympic rhythmic gymnast, photographed in New York City, November 2001.

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit Work by Schatz, Mait, Schulman, Wolf at CONTEXT Art Miami

Released: October 28, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will make its inaugural appearance at CONTEXT Art Miami, November 29-December 4.  With nearly 83,000 attendees last year, CONTEXT has become a must-see fair for collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art. "We are completely delighted to be participating in CONTEXT," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "Nick Korniloff and his crew produce high-quality fairs that attract the best from across the art world--galleries, collectors and curators." The gallery will highlight a...

“Home from Work,” by Deborah Shedrick, Montgomery, Ala., acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24


Released: October 27, 2016

90 handpicked exhibitors celebrate American artistry in time for holiday shopping Color punctuates the work of many of the handpicked exhibitors at the fourth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum, timed for holiday shopping--November 19-20--in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court. The show is produced and curated by An American Craftsman Galleries that has supported crafts artists since 1982, longer than any other gallery in New York City, representing the work of over 500 from across the country. Sculptors Lila Turjanski-Villard, Yorktown Heights, NY and Wendy Ellertson, Roxb...

Repoussoir for a New Perspective by Alexandra Kehayoglou, 2016 hand-tufted sculptural tapestry, 23ft x 8ft.  Exhibited at Onassis Cultural Center New York, Olympic Tower Atrium.  Photograph by Joseph Coscia, Jr.

Onassis Cultural Center New York Presents New Commissions by Three Internationally Recognized Artists

Released: October 26, 2016

ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK PRESENTS NEW COMMISSIONS BY THREE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTISTS IN NYC   Compelling new work by Alexandra Kehayoglou, Maria Papadimitriou, and Stefanos Tsivopoulos use Antigone’s story to reveal vital issues confronting humankind today  On view through December 15, 2016 WHAT Highlights of the Onassis Cultural Center New York’s fall programming include three new artists’ commissions by Alexandra Kehayoglou, Maria Papadimitriou, and Stefanos Tsivopoulos. Each take the story of Antigone—a teenager who sets out to do what she believes in morally ri...

Artist Michele Pred (left) during her SFO Patriot Act performance.

Artist "Returns" Confiscated Knives at San Francisco International Airport on 15th Anniversary of the Patriot Act

Released: October 26, 2016

Michele Pred presented an art performance at San Francisco International Airport on October 26, 2016; the 15th anniversary of the Patriot Act. For this performance, Pred dressed as a 1960's flight attendant and "returned" pocket knives to arriving passengers waiting for their luggage in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2. These small knives have been the most common item confiscated by the TSA over the years and represent the thousands which have been confiscated from travelers. The knives are imprinted with the text, “Official Air Travel Replacement Knife” and are an example of Pred'...

Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900), River Landscape, ca.  1848.  Oil on canvas.  Gift of Herbert W.  Plimpton: The Hollis W.  Plimpton (Class of 1915) Memorial Collection, 1968.20

Mead Reimagined: A Fresh Look at Amherst College's Art Collection

Released: October 26, 2016

This fall, Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Massachusetts unveiled its renovated main gallery and opened new exhibitions and installations that offer a fresh perspective on the college's art collection. Central to the grand reopening are architectural and design changes that encourage deep and immediate visitor engagement with several centuries of world art in a range of media. "This reinstallation is a pivotal opportunity to rethink the collection," says David E. Little, Mead director and chief curator, "allowing us to engage students, professors and the public in new ways with art...

Yuriko Hirose, 2016, The Beauty, Sculpture

Yuriko Hirose - Japanese Art & Design in Miami

Released: October 26, 2016

The Japanese designer, sculptor and installation artist Yuriko Hirose is working like a scientist to recollect forgotten memories. The German curator Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund invites Hirose to take part at the curated show "The Gates of Paradise" at Miami River Art Fair during Art Basel week, December 1-4, 2016.  Yuriko Hirose:“The concept behind my work is a blend of futuristic elements that reflect evolving science and machinery, and  elements such as life force and passion (energy) that reflect the more fundamental aspects of modern humans. The brand new works designed for Art Bas...

"SPIKES" by Glen Mayo.  Mayo will exhibit sculptures in the Grace Arts Center booth at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show.

Become #AtHomewithArt -- Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show Announces Featured Artists

Released: October 25, 2016

Taking place two weeks prior to Art Basel Miami Beach, the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show will provide an opportunity for art lovers to get to know some South Florida artists and learn about events that will occur during and after the busy art season.  “At Home with Art” is an artist encounter exhibit which aims to put the spotlight on local artists. The Home Show takes place November 18-20, 2016 at the Broward County Convention Center.   Through a submission process, applicants must present samples of their work, a biography and artist statement, as well as provide a ...

Ye Hongxing, Tell Me Why No.  2, 2016, 200 x 150 cm

“The Accumulation of Silence” Ye Hongxing Solo Exhibition

Released: October 30, 2016

This new series by Ye Hongxing strikes the viewer through each piece and the exhibition as a whole, as well as the technique of intricate details and the questioning she raises. Reflecting upon a fast evolving society which seems to be running in the dark, the artist questions herself on the direction we are taking both as individuals and as a society – and invites us wanderers to acknowledge these issues and reflect upon them.   Going back to an earlier material of predilection, she will be presenting during this solo exhibition at Art+ Shanghai a series of white marble sculptures, ea...

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, rendering

$75 Million Expansion Marks 75 Years for Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Released: October 20, 2016

On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)’s 75th anniversary, MCASD visionaries Dr. Hugh M. Davies, Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and architect Annabelle Selldorf launched the 75th anniversary capital campaign to raise $75 million towards an expansion of the La Jolla facility, quadrupling the current gallery space. Led by a group of devoted Board members and major donors, the campaign is $2.2 million away from reaching a major challenge grant. Current gifts, including the challenge, total $56.7 million.  “The Board has enthusiastically sup...

Pava Wulfert, Untitled #3, acrylic, gesso and graphite on canvas, 2014, 48 x 48

"Drip, Drap, Scribble and Stain" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: October 21, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Drip, Drap, Scribble and Stain," a group show, on November 17 at its East Hampton location. The show will continue through year-end.  Artists to be included are:  Bill Alpert, Emanuel Buckvar, Suzanne LaFleur, Rolph Scarlett and Pava Wulfert. The show will survey the enduring attraction of drip and splatter painting, stain painting and scribbling to artists from the 1940s until today.  The show will include early drip paintings from the 1940s by Rolph Scarlett, one of the pioneers of drip painting who had his own show of drips at the Whitney in 1951. It wil...

Karen Mulder, Kama Hele Traveller, 16 x 20 in, Acrylic on Canvas

The Gates of Paradise

Released: October 20, 2016

The Gates of Paradise Curated Group Show Art Basel Miami Week 2016 Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the world's most successful art fairs, which takes place at the same time as numerous satellite art fairs in the first week of December. In the heart of Miami Downtown, just a few Metromover stops away from the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami River Art Fair reflects the urban landscape of Miami and responds to the city's rapid growth as a cultural destination. One of the exhibitors at Miami River Art Fair, Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Director at Art Consultancy AHC (...

Concept drawing by wHY of future ICA LA space, featuring new logo design

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Collaborates With Artist Mark Bradford on New Visual Identity

Released: October 19, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) has unveiled a new logo and visual identity designed in collaboration with renowned artist Mark Bradford. Bradford was unanimously chosen by ICA LA to reinterpret the museum’s visual identity on the occasion of their recent name change from Santa Monica Museum of Art and planned move to a new location in downtown Los Angeles.   Evoking the brightly colored posters found along the streets of the city, Bradford’s design derives from a sensibility that is unique to the urban landscape of Los Angeles. The new identity captures the vibra...

Tacita Dean, LA Exuberance 15, 2016, © 2016 Tacita Dean and Gemini G.E.L.  LLC, photo courtesy Gemini G.E.L.  LLC

L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists at LACMA

Released: October 19, 2016

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will show L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists (October 30, 2016–April 2, 2017), featuring a selection of works given to the museum for its 50th anniversary as part of an unprecedented campaign led by artist Catherine Opie. The exhibition includes gifts from Opie, Larry Bell, Tacita Dean, Charles Gaines, Friedrich Kunath, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Analia Saban, Mario Ybarra Jr., and others, with a spotlight on the generosity of John Baldessari, who has made numerous gifts of his own work as well as pieces by other artists. L.A. Exuberance displ...

Linden Frederick, "Green Acres," 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches


Released: October 19, 2016

American painter Linden Frederick will collaborate with fifteen of America’s most celebrated writers for Linden Frederick: Night Stories, a multidisciplinary exhibition of fifteen new paintings and original short fiction, on view from May 11 through June 30, 2017 at Forum Gallery in New York City.  A roster of America’s most renowned, celebrated, and honored authors were invited by Linden Frederick to write a work of short fiction inspired by one of fifteen paintings in Night Stories. Such a collaboration is an unprecedented concept for both Linden Frederick and Forum Gallery. The 15 a...

Coral ceramic charger by Barbara Mann, Norfolk, Va., wheel-thrown, layered matte glazes, about 16" in diameter and 3" deep with a carved tripod foot.


Released: October 18, 2016

90 handpicked exhibitors celebrate American artistry in time for holiday shopping Color punctuates the work of many of the handpicked exhibitors at the fourth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum, timed for holiday shopping--November 19-20--in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court. The show is produced and curated by An American Craftsman Galleries that has supported crafts artists since 1982, longer than any other gallery in New York City, representing the work of over 500 from across the country.             American jewelry designers will exhibit wedding rings, earrings, ne...

Aerial view of Headlands Center for the Arts, within the Marin Headlands just north of San Francisco.  Photo by David Elliott.

Headlands Center for the Arts announces New Artist Commissions and Public Plaza to open Spring 2017

Released: October 17, 2016

HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES NEW ARTIST COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC PLAZA ON CAMPUS The Commons, a new outdoor space for programs and public engagement designed by Bay Area-based Conger, Moss & Guillard, will feature commissions by Ball-Nogues Studio, Chris Kabel, and Nathan Lynch Spring ribbon-cutting will be followed by public celebrations in September 2017 Sausalito, CA…Headlands Center for the Arts announced today that, in 2017, it will officially open The Commons, a redesigned outdoor space for the public and for Headlands’ resident and visiting artists on its hi...

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