Save the Date | George Condo’s exhibition of new action portraits opens Saturday, November 8 at Skarstedt Chelsea
Titled Double Heads / Black Paintings / Abstractions, this show will feature Condo’s newly created large-scale paintings depicting “shattered” images of faces and bodies. This new body of work will be on view at Skarstedt’s Chelsea gallery (550 W 21st Street) through December 20, 2014.
Discover how Louise Nevelson made her way in a male dominated field
With her “monumental sculptural assemblages” and “rhythmic collages”, Louise Nevelson, one of the most significant American sculptors of the 20th century, challenged the notion that women do not “possess the same inner forces that drive men to create great art.”
Now, with her place in art history long since secured, Milan’s Cardi Gallery presents a considered selection of her work from 1955 to 1970, titled Louise Nevelson: 55-70. Continue reading via Artsy.
On the occasion of the Faena Hotel’s 10-year anniversary, assume vivid astro focus created a “neo-disco roller rink” titled ángeles veloces arcanos fugaces, a site-specifc installation for revelry, participation, transformation, and the celebration of community—the embodiment of Faena’s values and cultural manifesto. The celebration continues through the end of the month via #Faena10, a campaign that invites people to share their favorite Faena moment from the past decade on social media using the official hashtag. Bonus: Faena will donate 10 pesos per image shared by October 31st to the Special Olympics of Argentina!
The traveling exhibition, ‘Infinite Possibility’, showcases geometric mirror works and drawings by the Iranian artist, many of which have not been seen publicly since the 1970s. See it first at Serralves from October 9, 2014 – January 11, 2015, and again, when it travels to the Guggenheim Museum in New York from March 13, 2015 – June 3, 2015.
Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) has just announced three upcoming exhibitions that will run concurrently beginning Saturday, October 11: GCC’s first solo exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, a solo exhibition by the Palestinian artist Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara, and a group exhibition entitled /seconds., drawn from over ten years of artists’ works from the online journal of the same name. All exhibitions will be presented at SAF Art Spaces, Al Mureijah, Sharjah Heritage Area.
Save the Date | Dan Baldwin’s first solo show in New York, The End of Innocence, opens Thursday October 23 (6:30-10pm)
For this exhibition, presented by PMM Art Projects, Dan Baldwin explores the concept of lost innocence by incorporating the detritus and ephemera of a long-gone childhood into his work, using mixed media to bridge the gap between abstract and figurative painting. The show will be on view at 446 W. 14th St, through November 2, 2014.
German artist Albert Oehlen gained notoriety for painting on patterned fabric instead of utilizing pristine canvas. Beginning November 4, experience 15 fabric works from this important series created between 1992-1998 at Skarstedt’s uptown gallery (20 E. 79th St, NYC). Exhibition continues through December 20, 2014.
Over 190 photos from Martin Z. Margulies Collection recast US history in monumental exhibition at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
The Miami-based collector Martin Z. Margulies has built one of the world’s most significant collections of modern and contemporary art, and over the past two decades he has collected photography that reflects his interest in the human condition. The exhibition, titled American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection, will showcase over 190 photographs from his exceptional archive, dating from the early 1900s to today, by 74 photographers. On view November 2 through March 22, 2015.
First U.S. showing of The Divine Comedy, a major exhibition of contemporary African Art at SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah)
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, is a traveling exhibition that will be shown at SCAD for the first time in the United States beginning October 16. Organized by internationally acclaimed curator Simon Njami, the exhibition explores thematic sequences of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem through new works by more than 40 contemporary artists from 19 African countries and the African diaspora including Jane Alexander, Kendell Geers, Nicholas Hlobo, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, and Yinka Shonibare MBE.
Aida Muluneh, The 99 Series, 2013.
The exhibition will present the Ladd brother’s exploration of the boundaries between design and fashion, and fine art and craft. Using non-traditional materials like fabric, belts, beads, and paper, the artists create portraits of memories—rich visual abstractions based on their shared childhood experiences growing up in St. Louis and attending the small Catholic grade school, Mary Queen of the Universe, after which the exhibition was named.
assume vivid astro focus is up to something “eye-catching”! Next month the duo will reveal a roller rink in Buenos Aires featuring music by comedienne and drag performer Lady Bunny. Titled angeles veloces arcanos fugaces, the interactive disco-themed installation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, home to the Faena Arts Center (FAC). All are welcome to experience the roller rink from October 11 – 14, 2014 in the Los Molinos room. Learn more via Artinfo.
Behind the scenes with artist Eddie Martinez
In honor of Eddie Martinez: Nomader, on view now at Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles), we paid a visit to the artist’s new Brooklyn studio. Martinez is best known for his textured paintings and sculptures where traditional oil paint mixes with the detritus of his studio and materials he finds in various locations near where he makes his work.
Click here for an installation view of ‘Nomader’, an exhibition of new paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Closes Saturday, October 25, 2014.
The exhibition of paintings, on view October 30–December 6, 2014, will focus on the Stanczak’s evocations of natural phenomena, energy and light. The show will feature a dozen large-scale paintings spanning the artist’s career from the 1960s to the present, including works not seen publicly in decades.
Louise Nevelson at Cardi Gallery (Milan)
The Milan-based modern and contemporary art gallery, will present ‘Louise Nevelson: 55-70’, an exhibition of over 30 important collages and sculptures created between 1955–1970 that reveal the formalist achievements of the artist. The exhibition opens October 9 and runs through December 20, 2014.