ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kohn Gallery

April 18, 2014
Mark Ryden, Queen Bee, 2013. Oil on panel with hand-carved frame, 45 x 28 inches.
Mark Ryden, Queen Bee, 2013. Oil on panel with hand-carved
frame, 45 x 28 inches.

Mark Ryden at Kohn Gallery

Kohn Gallery announces the inaugural exhibition of its new, expansive 12,000-square-foot space with new work by Los Angeles-based, Pop-Surrealist artist Mark Ryden. Mark Ryden, The Gay 90s: West will be on view at the Kohn Gallery, 1227 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038, from May 3 through June 28. Designed by Malibu-based architect Lester Tobias, the new gallery building features an immense space with 22-foot ceilings, allowing for... continue reading

testsite, Austin

April 17, 2014
Meiro Koizumi, Portrait of a Young Samurai, 2009. Two-channel HD video installation, 9:40 minutes. © 2014 Meiro Koizumi. Courtesy of the artist and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.
Meiro Koizumi, Portrait of a Young Samurai, 2009. Two-channel HD video installation, 9:40 minutes. © 2014 Meiro Koizumi. Courtesy of the artist and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.

Meiro Koizumi at testsite, Austin

Fluent~Collaborative is a speculative, non-profit art initiative established to increase awareness of new developments in the contemporary visual arts. Fluent~Collaborative produces testsite, an experimental exhibition space. Situating itself between an exhibition space, an open studio, a temporary residency program and a private home, testsite explores new ideas in contemporary art through the initiation of collaborations. Founded by Laurence... continue reading

Art Line

April 17, 2014
Image courtesy of Art Line.
Image courtesy of Art Line.

Online and printed release of Art Line catalogue

  The essays in the catalogue reflect upon the wide range of art projects executed within the multi-year project Art Line (2011–2014), where 14 Baltic institutions worked collaboratively to investigate and challenge the concepts of public space, particularly the relationship between the digital and the physical realms. The catalogue responds to the mixed media content of the project and hence exists in two formats, in print and in an... continue reading

REVIEWS

Martin Kippenberger’s “The Raft of the Medusa”
SKARSTEDT, New York
View of Martin Kippenberger, “The Raft of the Medusa,” Skarstedt, New York.

by CHRIS REITZ

In 1996, his body bloated, his liver consumed by cancer, and his work more popular than ever, Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) set about his final series of self-portraits. Taking Théodore Géricault’s iconic 1818–19 painting as its point of departure, and working from photographs taken by his wife Elfie Semotan, “The Raft... continue reading

Silicon Valley Contemporary
SAN JOSE MCENERY CONVENTION CENTER, San Jose
Soo-in Yang, Idea Tree, 2013.

by ANDREW STEFAN WEINER

On its face, the phrase “Silicon Valley Contemporary” seems redundant or even tautological. For decades now the IT industries have pervasively reshaped almost all aspects of daily life on an increasingly global scale. Dinner plans, Hollywood blockbusters, presidential elections––all are now encoded, routed, and delivered to our personal screens. So... continue reading

Derek Boshier’s “Change”
TANYA LEIGHTON GALLERY, Berlin
View of Derek Boshier, “Change,” Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, 2014.

by ANA TEIXEIRA PINTO

Before it became a commercially viable mode of artistic production celebrating the hegemony of the market over the social, Pop was—albeit briefly—an art of critique. When popular mass culture motifs where first adopted by contemporary artists in the early-1950s, they seemed to announce a revival of Dadaism. For Eduardo Paolozzi,... continue reading

DOSSIER

Mean Girls: Keren Cytter and “Vengeance”

by MELISSA GRONLUND

“I’m so excited,” a young woman says, about an advertising meeting that would make your eyes water with boredom. “Don’t worry, that’ll pass,” her older colleague replies. It’s a flat cliché, and he delivers it with a withering smile of self-congratulation. The woman appears put down, but you get the feeling that’s... continue reading

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