Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Bowman - Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840-1917 Meudon), Le Penseur (The Thinker) Bronze with a black patination with lighter brown highlights Height 37.5 cm


Released: February 6, 2017

International art fair TEFAF New York Spring has announced the 92 internationally acclaimed exhibitors participating in its debut edition, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art & design. The Fair will take place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair is an expansion of the TEFAF portfolio, adding a new platform for today’s collectors and museums within the context of the TEFAF organization. In addition to modern and contemporary art & design, a small number of TEFAF New York Spring dealers wil...

Grace Hartigan, Male Image - Image Courtesy C.  Grimaldis Gallery

Art Palm Springs to Host a Record-Setting Group of International Galleries for 2017 Edition

Released: February 6, 2017

Over 70 galleries and special exhibits from around the U.S., South America and Europe will converge on Palm Springs for Art Palm Springs ( on February 16 through 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. “This year’s list of galleries is truly impressive,” said Donna Davies, Vice President, Art Group for Urban Expositions. Along with the expanding number of galleries, the show is also expanding the number of talks, tours and special events throughout the weekend. “Our goal is to offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the galleries, artists and Palm Spri...

Signed and numbered (6/23) print on handmade paper by Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), titled Colored Paper Image XIII (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Mid-Century Modern pieces and fine art will share center stage at John McInnis' Feb. 19 auction

Released: February 6, 2017

AMESBURY, Mass. – An auction largely dedicated to Mid-Century Modern pieces but also to include furniture and furnishings from the Art Deco period, fine paintings, pottery and decorative accessories – more than 500 lots in all – will be held on Sunday, February 19th, by John McInnis Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 76 Main Street in Amesbury, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   The sale will feature items from the collection of Elmar Oliveira and Sandra Robbins, removed from their home in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Mr. Oliveira is a world-class contemporary violinist and the first and o...

The Hague is celebrating ‘100 years of Mondriaan and De Stijl’ with a Mondrian-draped city hall buildng, and more.

The Hague Unveils "the Largest Mondrian in the World" to Celebrate De Stijl Centenary

Released: February 5, 2017

The Hague unveiled "the largest Mondrian in the world" on Friday. The painting with the familiar red, yellow and blue surfaces and straight lines is being exhibited on one of the Dutch city’s most striking buildings: City Hall. It's a unique composition, precisely because of the combination of Mondrian’s work and the iconic architecture of architect Richard Meier. The Hague Municipal Council decided to honour the world renowned artist, as Gemeentemuseum The Hague has no less than 300 of his paintings in its possession. The design was created by artists Madje Vollaers and Pascal Zwart of St...

"Colors" International Juried Art Competition

"Colors" International Juried Art Competition is announced by Fusion Art

Released: February 4, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that the 1st Annual “Colors” International Juried Art Competition is open for submissions for an exhibition, which will be hosted on the Gallery's website during the month of March 2017. For this open theme competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision using a concentration of color. One color or a multitude of colors meets the criteria for this competition. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit. ...

Emily Halpern, "Beyond Words", 60 x 60, Oil on Canvas, 2017


Released: February 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Modifications of Consciousness TWO PERSON SHOW: Regina Argentin and Emily Elisa Halpern Curated by Dulce Stein February 18 – March 5 Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery 2379 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake CA 90039 HOURS: Mon – Fri, 1-4 PM RECEPTION: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6-10pm. ARTISTS' WALK-THRU: Sunday, March 5th, 5-9pm. Modifications of Consciousness brings together two Los Angeles painters. A noted muralist, Regina Argentin paints conglomerations of abstraction and representation in her ...

"Cosmic Symphony" by Michael Goldzweig - Artist Reception February 11th, 6-9pm

Artist's Reception for Michael Goldzweig's "Cosmic Symphony" at Fusion Art - February 11, 2017

Released: February 3, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of “Cosmic Symphony” by Fusion Artist, Michael Goldzweig. Michael's exhibition runs from February 1st through February 28th with an artist’s reception on February 11th from 6-9 p.m. Michael is a Chicago based artist who has been creating and painting all his life. Inspired by such artists as Salvador Dali, LeRoy Neiman and Leonardo Nierman, Michael’s paintings are a vibrant swirling symphony of colors that come alive amidst a vast dark cosmos. These brilliant wisps of color are as intense and dramatic as they are dazzling. Located at 4116 E...

2nd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Leaves & Petals" International Art Exhibition Opens

Released: February 3, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Leaves & Petals” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of February 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Leaves & Petals” exhibition opened on February 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral...

Jeffrey Deitch


Released: January 31, 2017

APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA HONORS JEFFREY DEITCH Award for Excellence in the Arts 13th Annual Award Luncheon on April 19, 2017 The Appraisers Association of America has announced it will present legendary art dealer and curator, Jeffrey Deitch, with the 2017 Award for Excellence in the Arts at the 13th Annual Award Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the New York Athletic Club on Central Park South, New York City.  Introductory remarks will be made by Jeff Koons, the internationally recognized artist, and friend of Deitch’s for over 40 years.   “Jeffrey Deitch ha...

Sixth-plate tintype after a daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, circa 1849-50s.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

From Edgar Allan Poe to NASA, Swann Galleries’ Winter Photographs Sale Offers Historic Images

Released: January 19, 2017

On Thursday, February 14, Swann Galleries will offer Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks, with spectacular examples of the medium representing a range of styles and technological advances, from mid-nineteenth century portraiture to contemporary photocollages.             The sale is led by a selection of 50 plates from Eadweard Muybridge’s groundbreaking series, Animal Locomotion, 1887. This collection of motion studies largely features the human form, as well as a menagerie of exotic animals. This precursor to film is estimated to sell between $30,000 and $45,000. Among e...

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Its Spring 2017 Exhibition Schedule

Released: January 12, 2017

EXHIBITION AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE Programs/participants are subject to change. All events are free of charge unless noted.  Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography January 21–June 11 Organized by the Johnson Museum, this exhibition is the first in the United States to focus on the recent emergence of photography as an art form in Java, Indonesia. Guest curated by photographer Brian Arnold, Identity Crisis includes ten artists who pursue investigations of personal or cultural identity, and use photography to probe, obscure, or heigh...

Miss Hybrid 3, Shirin Aliabadi, 2008.  Image courtesy of the artist.

Contemporary Artists Investigate the Plurality of Identity in 21st Century Iran at the Aga Khan Museum

Released: February 2, 2017

Beginning February 4, 2017, a pioneering and insightful collection of post-revolution Iranian art will be presented for the first time at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Featuring works by 23 contemporary artists, the world-premiere exhibition Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians showcases the many identities of today’s Iranians through 27 works selected from the private collection of Iranian-British financier and art collector Mohammed Afkhami. The works of art featured in the exhibition confront such issues of today as gender, politics, and religion — topics familiar to t...

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Nigerian born 1983 Super Blue Omo, 2016 acrylic, transfers, colored pencils and collage on paper 84 × 108 in (213.4 × 274.3 cm) Purchase, through the generosity of Jim and Irene Karp, 2016.178 ©Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery

Recent Acquisitions at Palm Beach's Norton Museum Showcased for Black History Month

Released: February 2, 2017

West Palm Beach's Norton Museum of Art presents the exhibition Spotlight: Recent Acquisitions (Feb. 2 to March 5, 2017) to celebrate Black History Month through showcasing artwork by contemporary black artists that became part of the Norton collection during the past year. Works on view include Super Blue Omo, a new painting by Nigerian born Njideka Akunyili Crosby; a series of photographs and a sculpture by Willie Cole; and a major painting by Mickalene Thomas, Naomi Looking Forward # 2, 2016.  Akunyili Crosby’s Super Blue Omo, 2016, is a significant work in her figurative style that wa...

Hassan Massoudy, untitled “O friend do not go to the flower garden, the flower garden is within you” - Kabir 15th c., 2009, ink and pigment on paper, 29.5 x 21.7 inches/75 x 55 cm

Sundaram Tagore to Exhibit the Work of Celebrated Iraqi-Born Artist Hassan Massoudy

Released: February 2, 2017

Sundaram Tagore Chelsea will present the first New York solo exhibition of work by Hassan Massoudy, a celebrated Iraqi-born artist based in Paris. Classically trained in calligraphy, Massoudy inscribes oversized letters in vibrant color to create visually striking works which usher traditional Arabic script into a contemporary context. This exhibition features more than 25 works on paper alongside notable paintings on canvas. Born in Najaf, Iraq in 1944, Massoudy was surrounded by Arabic calligraphy, which adorned the walls of libraries, mosques and religious schools, throughout his chil...

The artist Christo, who will attend the Art for Tomorrow conference, during a scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, a current project in Abu Dhabi, as shown in November 2011.  Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo

Mix of Arts and Cultural Leaders to Converge for NYT's Art for Tomorrow Conference in Doha

Released: February 2, 2017

The New York Times Art for Tomorrow Conference announces the full lineup of participants set to join leading New York Times editors this March 10-13 at the W Doha Hotel & Residences in Doha, Qatar, rounding out its program of events. Led by award-winning New York Times journalists, this year’s event, convened in association with Qatar Museums, will explore the tangible contributions art and cultural development can make to economic growth and nation-building initiatives. The conference will be introduced by Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company and publish...

Sup Ham, One’s Hometown 1677, 2016, mixed media on hanji paper, 60 x 64 inches

The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery presents "Paper Revelation"

Released: February 1, 2017

  On view February 9th – April 29th, 2017 Opening reception: February 9th | 6-8pm     January 28th, 2017 (New York, NY) - The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery is pleased to present the group show Paper Revelation, on view at the gallery’s NoHo space from February 9, 2017 – April 29, 2017. Showcasing contemporary works in, on and of paper in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and video formats by five Korean artists, Sup Ham, Jeong Min Suh, Ilhwa Kim, Sung Hee Cho, and Won Ha.   The works on view each explore the versatility of the unique Korean paper tradition while examining t...

Mahmoud Bakhshi, The Unity of Time and Place, 2017 (detail), copyright the artist, courtesy of the artist and narrative projects, London

Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi Explores 'The Unity of Time and Place' in London Exhibition

Released: February 1, 2017

London's narrative projects is showing The Unity of Time and Place by Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi. The artist’s second show at the gallery sees the space transformed into an immersive installation centred on the infamous Cinema Rex fire in Abadan, in southern Iran. The cinema was set ablaze killing over 400 people on 19 August 1978, and is considered to have triggered the revolution of 1979. The interior of the cinema is replicated at the gallery with vintage furniture and carpet adorning the floors and walls, displaying emotive films that inspire a connection with the time and place ...

Experience the exhibition INTO THE ARCTIC at the Embassy of Canada until February 28, 2017, after which it travels to seven museums across the United States for over two years.

Artist/Explorer Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Premieres at Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C.

Released: February 1, 2017

Premiering at the Embassy of Canada art gallery in Washington D.C., Canadian artist, filmmaker, explorer Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour is captivating audiences with the raw beauty of the North. One of the last great wilderness regions on earth, the Canadian Arctic is seldom travelled, and has been painted even less. Over a decade in the making, Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition showcases an unprecedented collection of over 50 Arctic oil paintings and 2 documentary films from his 4 expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Far North. Highlighting the collection ...

Erkka Nissinen, Polis X, HD video, 2012, 26 min, courtesy of the artist

Finland to present ‘The Aalto Natives’ by Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors at the Venice Biennale

Released: February 1, 2017

Artists Nathaniel Mellors (1974, UK) and Erkka Nissinen (1975, Finland) represent Finland at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (May 13 to Nov. 26, 2017) with ‘The Aalto Natives’. Commissioned and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland, the exhibition is curated by Xander Karskens (1973, Netherlands), artistic director at Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen. Working collaboratively, the artists will transform the Pavilion of Finland - built in 1956 by architect Alvar Aalto - into an immersive, multimedia environment. The installation brings together sc...

Chris Jordan, Midway: Message from the Gyre

Brown Arts Initiative Announces Symposium on Arts and Environment Featuring Leading-Edge Artists, Designers, and Scholars

Released: February 1, 2017

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University is presenting its first-ever public symposium on March 3‒4, 2017, at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on campus. re|ACT: Symposium on Arts and Environment convenes an exceptional group of innovators and practitioners—artists, curators, designers, architects, writers, activists, and scholars among them—whose cutting-edge work engages a diversity of environments we inhabit. Symposium participants include individuals whose work responds to both natural and organic environments and to built and virtual constructions: s...

View Finder No.  7 (2017) © Helen Sear/courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York


Released: January 31, 2017

VIEW FINDER by Helen Sear The Klompching Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a new series of photographs, by the acclaimed British photographer, Helen Sear. With the View Finder series, Helen Sear presents a group of 12 photographs of hay bales. These photographs continue ideas, explored by the artist in previous work, where formalism meets the unruly in the managed rural landscape. The hay bales themselves function as consistent, central objects. They block the viewers ability to see the rural vista, with the perception of the landscape further disrupted by Sear’s...


International Call for Artists for Online Art Competition, "All Women”

Released: January 29, 2017

Annapolis, Maryland, United States., January 26, 2017 – (OpenPR)- Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 3rd Annual International “ALL Women” Online Art Competition for the month of February 2017.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all medium women artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of March 2017.  This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media and 3D Work.   Awards will ...

Libreria Doncelese at Urbano Project

Urbano Project presents Pablo Helguera's Libreria Donceles

Released: January 26, 2017

Urbano Project presents Librería Donceles, a socially engaged art project consisting of an itinerant bookstore of more than 10,000 used books in Spanish. While in residence at Urbano, the participatory art installation will be a meeting place for the community, hosting a series of bilingual salon-like gatherings for conversations, performances and workshops designed to encourage cultural understanding, tolerance, and social activism.  On view now through March 31, 2017, Librería Donceles will be open Monday-Friday, 1-6pm and Saturday, 10-2pm, at Urbano’s Gallery space, 29 Germania Street...

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art has a channel on JACK

Italy's MAXXI Launches Jack TV, Video Platform for Contemporary Art

Released: January 25, 2017

An international web TV platform for museum art, conceived and promoted by Italy's contemporary art foundation MAXXI, has launched. The video platform is devoted to contemporary arts, as shared by international institutions. JACK Contemporary Arts TV ( overcomes the physical and geographical confines of a museum and brings together multiple international centres of excellence in cultural experimentation and production. With exclusive contents, a constantly updated schedule of live streaming, space for users’ comments and the contributions of art bloggers, JACK intends to ...

House & Car, Near Akron, Alabama, 1978

True South: A Group Exhibition

Released: January 25, 2017

In conjunction with Jeanine Michna-Bales' show reflecting on the history of the Underground Railroad, PDNB Gallery has organized a group exhibition of photographs of the South spanning many decades. True South includes powerful images of the people and landscape of the South, from the Deep South to Texas. Several photographer's represented in this exhibition are part of PDNB Gallery's artist stable. A few artists will be new to the gallery, including Brandon Thibodeaux (b. 1981) and Ferne Koch (1913 – 2001). Thibodeaux's photographs of the Mississippi Delta will be part of the show and...

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