Saturday, November 20, 2010



Look at this fucking shit we're in man. Not with a bang, but with a whimper. And with a whimper, I'm fucking splitting, Jack.


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Our Editor Tours The Magnificent Malmö Konsthall Museum In Malmö, Sweden

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:58 PM PST

In the Malmö Konsthall most of the gallery has a ceiling constructed like a latticework of 550 domes with both natural and artificial light sources. The height of the ceiling varies. The light well - with the higher ceiling - has a big sloping skylight towards the north. Klas Anshelm got inspiration for the construction when visiting the sculptor Constantin Brancusi in his Paris studio. The result is a gallery that is both functional and aesthetic. An exhibition space that presents the artist with endless possibilities. The Malmö Konsthall was renovated in 1994. At that time the exhibition hall and the adjacent older brick building known as Hantverkshuset (the Craft Building) were linked together. This created new spaces for a bookshop, restaurant, Hall C and space for children's activities as well as a smaller exhibition space called Mellanrummet (the In-between Space). Malmö Konsthall's primary mandate is to exhibit both international and national art ranging from the classics of modernism to current experiments. Over the years exhibitions have featured such artists as Munch, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Klee, Miró, Giacometti, Keith Haring, Andres Serrano, Louise Bourgeois, Peter Greenaway and Tony Cragg. The boundaries between the various art forms are kept fluid by associated special events: theatre, film, poetry, video installations, multimedia, music, lectures and debates. In conjunction with the exhibitions Malmö Konsthall organizes extensive educational activities for both children and adults. It is also possible to book private tours of current exhibitions. Each year Malmö Konsthall has around 400,000 visitors.The museum arranges exhibitions with an international focus which encompasses both the classics of modern art and current experiments.

The paintings, sculptures, installations etc. cover the major modern and contemporary movements and styles and are set against a background of natural and artificial light that gives the artist unlimited possibilities to present their art and visitors to view it. The gallery has many fascinating exhibitions and programmes year-round.
"Abstract Possible" is a research project which aims at exploring notions of abstraction, taking contemporary art as its starting point. It will develop in various locations over the course of two years, starting with a "trailer exhibition" in the project space of Malmö Konsthall 11 November 2010 – 16 January 2011. Clandestine, opaque, hermetic and abstract art are all buzzwords frequently used in discussions of contemporary art over the last decade. A plethora of examples of formal abstraction, both geometric and expressive, is visible in exhibitions, site-specific installations, publications, and other abstract projects.

Over the past decade, Malmö has undergone a most dramatic post-industrial transformation. This cosmopolitan city has "reclaimed" the seafront, where entire new city districts full of interesting modern architecture and bustling street life have been constructed. Of course, another radical change has been the mighty Öresund Bridge, opened in 2000, which connects Malmö with Denmark´s capital Copenhagen, just twenty minutes away. The region now forms a single metropolitan area; one of the most expansive, exciting and energetic in Northern Europe. Malmö is an ideal centre from to explore this new region and in less than one hour visitors can reach not only two major metropolises, but also a large number of historical and picturesque towns and villages, beautiful beaches and impressive castles, museums and cultural centers.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Editor has been invited to visit Museums and cultural sites in mainland China, Korea, Vietnam. Myanmar, Thailand (Siam), Singapore, Bali and mainland Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Finland and now Sweden. Because of the Editor's travel we will be posting many interesting articles from our archives, some of the BEST Articles and Art Images that appeared in your magazine during the past six plus (6+) years . . Enjoy.

Philadelphia Museum of Art opens Major Exhibition "Cézanne & Beyond"

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:30 PM PST

Henri Matisse, (French, 1869 – 1954) - Fruit, Flowers, and The Dance, 1909 - Oil on canvas, 35 x 45 5/8 inches. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. © 2009 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

PHILADELPHIA, PA - In 1907, the French painter Paul Cézanne's posthumous retrospective astonished younger artists, accelerating the experimentation of European modernism. Cézanne (1839-1906) became for Henri Matisse "a benevolent god of painting," and for Pablo Picasso "my one and only master." Cézanne's inclusion in the Armory Show in New York in 1913 also offered American artists a new direction. Cézanne & Beyond (February 26 through May 17, 2009) will examine the seismic shift provoked by this pivotal figure, examining him as form-giver, catalyst, and touchstone for artists who followed.

MOLAA Announces A Landmark Exhibition of Landscapes by David Alfaro Siqueiros

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:25 PM PST

LONG BEACH, CA.- The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) joins the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG), Mexico City, in presenting Siqueiros Paisajista / Siqueiros: Landscape Painter. This exhibition reveals the renowned Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros as a major landscape painter. The significance of the collaboration between MOLAA and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles who has made this exhibition an official part of its Mexico 2010 celebration which commemorates Mexico's Bicentennial of Independence and the Centennial of its Revolution. "It is a privilege to celebrate Mexico's Bicentennial with an exhibition of this caliber which reveals a lesser known side of one the great Mexican masters of 20th-century art," said Richard P. Townsend, President and CEO of MOLAA. "We are especially pleased to show a number of Siqueiros' most important landscape paintings."

California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints opens at Hearst Art Gallery

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:23 PM PST

Leon Gilmore - Let the Living Rise, 1937, - wood engraving, 8 x 11 3/4 inches

MORAGA, CA.- Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College will present California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints, on view July 25 – September 13, 2009. California in Relief presents a historical survey of relief prints in Northern California. Relief prints include, woodcuts, linocuts and wood engravings. This exhibition traces the history of one printmaking media and by doing so brings to light both long standing artistic movements; fascinating groups of artists working outside the mainstream; as well as well known artists from across the last century. Art movements that focused on relief prints over the past century continue to have esthetic heirs working today. Important and influential artists who are often overlooked in the traditional art historical narrative created powerful prints that became part of the history of California. Significant numbers of women were pioneers in all the various traditions of relief prints. Influences from Japan and Mexico played an influential role in the development of different styles. The overall diversity of voices and imagery is held together in this exhibition by the unity of the technique which imparts a distinctive graphic quality to the work of artists today as it did in 1900.

AMAM Exhibits Modern Landscapes from Collection

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:21 PM PST

Giorgio De Chirico La Solitudine

Oberlin, OH – The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College presents The Modern Landscape, an exhibition of nearly 40 works drawn entirely from the AMAM's outstanding collection that shows the complex interactions between people and the land around them. The Modern Landscape will be on view in the museum's John N. Stern Gallery from Sept. 4 to Dec. 23, 2007.

Newark Museum Unveils a Commissioned Installation by Yinka Shonibare MBE

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:19 PM PST

Yinka Shonibare MBE - Party Time: Re-imagine America (2009), A Centennial Commission for The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London / James Cohan Gallery, New York.
NEWARK, NJ.- The Newark Museum, located in Newark, New Jersey, has commissioned a major site-specific installation by the internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE to commemorate the Museum's Centennial. One of Shonibare's most ambitious works to date, Party Time: Re-imagine America is set in the mahogany-paneled dining room of the Ballantine House, the 1885 mansion and National Historic Landmark that is part of the Newark Museum campus, where it will be on view through January 3, 2010. Concurrent to the Newark Museum commission, The Brooklyn Museum presents the first major survey of the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE on view through September 20, 2009.

New York's Fenimore Museum To Unveil John Singer Sargent's Women

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:17 PM PST

"Madame X or Madame Gautreau" by John Singer Sargent. The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will exhibit portraits of women by American artist John Singer Sargent starting in May.  REUTERS/The Fenimore Art Museum.

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will exhibit portraits of women by American artist John Singer Sargent starting in May in what curators say is the first major exhibition of its kind. The exhibition will show 25 of Sargent's women from May 29 through to the end of the year. The exhibition will appear alongside the Fenimore's permanent collection of American Art housed in a scenic country home in Cooperstown, a small town about 200 miles north of New York City.

Stolen Art by Warhol Is Double Mystery in California and Worldwide

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:15 PM PST

Some of the Andy Warhol sports paintings that have been stolen from a California home. Photograph: HO/Reuters

LOS ANGELES, CA - The theft of 10 silkscreen paintings by Andy Warhol has the Los Angeles Police Department searching for clues, but it has people in the art world scratching their heads, too. Why were just Warhols stolen, and not other more valuable art at the same location? Also what art thieves in their right mind would steal well known Warhols that are realistically un-marketable anywhere in the world ? "It's hard to say what they want to do with them, but it looks like somebody knew about these pieces," Detective Hrycyk said Saturday. He said that there was no sign of forced entry and that other valuable artwork and possessions had not been taken.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents 'New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper & Mikhael Subotzky'

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:12 PM PST

Mikhael Subotzky - The Mallies Household, Rustdene Township, Beaufort West, 2006 - Chromogenic color print 32 ¼ x 39 3/8? (82 x 100 cm)  © 2008 Mikhael Subotzky

NEW YORK CITY - The Museum of Modern Art presents New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky, the latest installment of its annual fall showcase of significant recent work in contemporary photography. New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, and will be on view from September 10, 2008, through January 5, 2009.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Announces Major Acquisitions of 2006

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:08 PM PST

Hang Over

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is pleased to announce its major acquisitions for 2006, a successful year which saw a total of over 115 gifts and purchases added to the museum's permanent collection. Among the artists represented are Francis Alÿs, Matthew Barney, Jennifer Bornstein, Edgar Bryan, Chris Burden, Miles Coolidge, Hanne Darboven, Urs Fischer, Gilbert & George, Hannah Greely, Karl Haendel, Florian Maier-Aichen, Christian Marclay, Wangechi Mutu, Roxy Paine, Manfred Pernice, Elizabeth Peyton, Allen Ruppersberg, David Thorpe, William Wegman, and Fred Tomaselli.

Mexico's INBA Celebrates Dolores Olmedo's 100th Anniversary

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:05 PM PST

The head of the Museos Frida Kahlo and son of Dolores Olmedo, Carlos Phillips Olmedo, presents the exhibition Dolores Olmedo: History of a Collection which opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The exhibition will remember Dolores Olmedo as a collector on her 100th anniversary. Dolores Olmedo was the art collector who held the most amount of paintings made by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in the world. - Photo: EFE / Mario Guzmán

MEXICO CITY - The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Institute of Fine Arts) will honor Dolores Olmedo on the centenary of her birth with the exhibition Dolores Olmedo: History of a Collection which will open at the Diego Rivera Hall in the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts), on December 9th, 2009.The exhibition is a coordinated effort between the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Museo Dolores Olmedo which shows a selection from her collections that represent the labor that Dolores Olmedo undertook as an art aficionado and that allows to appreciate life of this outstanding woman in Mexico's cultural life of the 19th century.

'W' Magazine Looks into Live Nudity at the Museum of Modern Art in NY

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 07:03 PM PST

Marina Abramović - Nude with Skeleton, 2002-05. Black-and-white photograph. 50 x 80¼" (125 x 145 cm). © 2010 Marina Abramović Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery / (ARS), New York

NEW YORK, NY.- The human form, disrobed and displayed in all its glory, is arguably the most enduring motif in the history of Western art. Museums dedicated to art both ancient and modern are filled with nudes rendered every which way: painted, chiseled, molded, sketched and photographed. They're just usually not living and breathing. But New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)  will host daily performances of five seminal works by Marina Abramović, three of which feature performers in the altogether. In Imponderabilia (1977), two players stand opposite each other, au naturel, in a narrow doorway. Visitors must brush past them to enter the exhibition—an early, if awkward, example of interactive art. On exhibition 14 March through 31 May, 2010.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center shows 'Facebook / Images of People in Photographs'

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:59 PM PST

Garry Winogrand - World's Fair, New York City, NY, 1964 - Gelatin silver print - © Estate of Garry Winogrand

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- While the Facebook social networking website has proven to be enormously popular, linking millions of photographs of faces to searchable biographical data, the notion of collecting and cataloguing pictures of people is not a new one. In the 1920s August Sander created a typological catalogue of more than six hundred photographs of German people from all walks of life, in his monumental lifelong project to document the residents of his native Westerwald, near Cologne.

Large-Scale Wall Installation by the Artist Chitra Ganesh at P.S. 1

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:57 PM PST

Chintra Ganesh - The Silhouette Returns, 2009. - Courtesy P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.

NEW YORK, NY.- P.S.1 presents a large-scale wall installation by the artist Chitra Ganesh, for the second installment of the new series "On-site" which continues P.S.1's long standing tradition of commissioning site-specific, wall based projects. Ganesh's new wall piece, The Silhouette Returns (2009), was put on view in the P.S.1 lobby this October 1, 2009 and will continue through April 5, 2010.
Chitra Ganesh creates wall installations, paintings, drawings, photographs, and animations that make use of an expansive visual vocabulary that ranges from Bollywood films, comics and graphic novels, to iconic feminist imagery.

Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography at Tate Modern

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:54 PM PST

Norman Parkinson - 'Wenda, Times Square NYC', September 1949 Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive - © The artist

LONDON - Comprising over 300 works by 19th - and 20th - century photographers, Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography will present a fascinating history of photographic portraiture taken in cities around the world. Including work by Diane Arbus, Cecil Beaton, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Malick Sidibé, Wolfgang Tillmans and Weegee, among others, the exhibition will examine two contrasting sites of photographic practice: the street and the studio, bringing to light the dynamic interplay between these two very different forms of portraiture.

Cheekwood Museum of Art features Sculptures by William Edmondson

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:51 PM PST

William Edmondson - Bess and Joe, c.1930s - Limestone - Museum Purchase through the bequest of Anita Bevill McMichael Stallworth and gift from Salvatore J. Formosa, Sr., Mrs. Pete A. Formosa, Sr., Angelo Formosa, Jr. and Mrs. Rose M. Formosa Bromley

NASHVILLE, TN – Hailed as one of the most outstanding self-taught carvers of the 20th century, William Edmondson paved the way for many African American artists.  Born in 1874 and raised south of Nashville in what is today Green Hills, Edmondson found his calling as a sculptor late in life.   During the 1930s, his talents were recognized by art collectors and professionals; in 1937, he was the first African American to receive a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Edmondson is now considered one of the great artists of the Twentieth Century. On view through 3 January, 2010.

This Week in Review in Art Knowledge News

Posted: 19 Nov 2010 06:50 PM PST

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