PIERRE HUYGHE’S MINDBLOWING INSTALLATION & OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE DECENNIAL

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The fifth edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster, the decennial exhibition dedicated to the medium of sculpture as public art, opened this past weekend in the quaint German city and—for the first time in its history—in the neighboring city, Marl.In addition to spilling over to another municipality, this edition was marked by a string of departures from the ordinary: First, the very definition of sculpture in public space was extended to include both video and performance art...

ART RADAR PICK FOR EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK: GORO MURAYAMA @ G/P GALLERY, TOKYO

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Murayama is regarded as one of the artists who can see the relation between two as a kind of interpenetration, not just of materials but processes too. All of the works in the exhibition depict changing shapes and forms that cannot be anticipated. The artist creates artworks through a unique and organic systematic process that cycle through four activities: weaving strings together, applying a ground, painting patterns upon it. The process is then repeated like a circuit, alternating between the making of the 'canvas' and the act of painting/drawings...

ART OPPORTUNITIES: TOP 7 ARTIST RESIDENCIES

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Artist residencies vary in location, amenities, and reputation, but they all share one principal goal—to give artists time and space to create their work. In fact, while they may sound like summer camp for creatives, stocked with rustic cabins, communal meals, and rolling hills, most of them are actually venues for continuing the hard work they did in school.For young artists just emerging from art school or an MFA program, studio space may be prohibitively expensive, and leaving the nurturing bubble of school is daunting. Residencies can fill that gap—if these up-and-coming artists know which ones to apply for.

TALKING POINT: AUSTRIAN COLLECTIVE GELATIN'S PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURE... HAVING SEX WITH CLAY

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Greene Naftali‘s latest exhibition “New York Golem” features the auspicious clay sculptures of Vienna-based art collective Gelatin (a.k.a. Gelitin).The group, which is known for its playful antics and propensity for the absurd, showcases more than 40 ceramic sculptures, each one placed atop plinths made of assembled materials like wood, metal, and random household objects. The press release gives us another clue to the formation of the work: “It bears marks of its creation in passion, molded by gelatin’s genitals and sometimes through the behind.”...

ARTFAIR NEWS: REPEAT ATTACKS @ SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER CREATE A PLAYGROUND FOR THIEVES AND VANDALS

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There’s no end to the problems facing Skulptur Projekte Münster. The Nicole Eisenman ensemble created for the prestigious decennial has been vandalized for the second time in as many weeks, and technical equipment from Koki Tanaka’s project has been stolen.On the night of Monday, July 31, large parts of the technical equipment of Tanaka’s Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown were removed by thieves. The Skulptur Projekte press team have announced that Tanaka’s project on Johannisstrasse will be closed until new technology can be installed...

THE GLOBAL FORECAST: LIU BOLIN'S EXHIBITION "REVEALING DISAPPEARANCE" OPENING NEXT MONTH IN PARIS

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For this coming September Galerie Paris-Beijing is pleased to present Revealing Disappearance, Liu Bolin latest solo exhibition witnessing the artist’s engagement on environmental issues.

Since the beginning of his career, ecology has been a central topic of Liu Bolin’s artistic production. In 2011 he braved the polluted waters of the Yellow River in one of the most industrialized regions of his country, two years ago he organized a collective performance at the edge of a large artificial forest aimed to stop the spreading of the Gobi desert in the Northern territories of China...

THE BEAUTY WITHIN FRAGILITY: FROM NATURE, TO THE HUMANITY THE ART OF ANN BUBIS

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I explore the relationship of human beings to their environment. I am also intrigued by the concept of the ‘throwaway society’ the spirits of objects that are lost yet still intertwined with memories. Objects of desire, collectables from one’s lifetime create wonderful memorabilia... There is an importance of our ancestral history that slowly slips away through generations. Our past, after all, is as important as our future and it often leads the way....

RHYTHMS OF A VISIONARY: THE BRILLIANCE OF OSVALDO BACMAN

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The Geometry is an independent expression that has a life of its own, impregnated with rhythm, movement and continuos change, creating images that appear and disappear, making the invisible visible. My desire is to offer the spectator the possibility of confronting my work, of observing it carefully to continually discover new images that emerge, giving a rhythmic movement and life to the work and be amazed to make visible the invisible.

THE TEMPERAMENT OF HUMANITY MEETS THE LANDSCAPE OF THE SOUL: ALISON BARROWS-YOUNG

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Thematically and conceptually, I am split between the dignified disposition of nature and the madness inherent in the temperament of humanity. Trying to capture the essence of both, and reconcile their increasing incongruence, has led me to a sense of the “moment in time”, an overarching theme. My artistic vision also speaks to the role of emotions upon what is perceived as reality...

VLAD TASOFF

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The center of its theme is research on human being and feminine beauty; although in his work also appear winged beings, strange figures and mythological entities, such as angels, goblins, witches, etc.,

  Sometimes their figures are shown in third dimension, inviting touch. Undoubtedly, the secret is the mastery of the technique and the materials used by Vladimir.

Only the mastery of the techniques and the palette allow their work to become impeccable.

There are people who are worried about exploiting the intrinsic potentials of technology, Vladimir rather adapted all those resources to his way of doing his art.

TJEERD DOOSJE

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Photography is, to me, a way to average this two parts and make me a whole human being. As a teacher I like to be in contact with other human beings (my students, their parents and collegues) and the same goes for being a photographer: I like to communicate with my models (and their parents) and, if available, my makeup artist.
I'm truly interested in people's motives/incentives and that is also what is important for me when working with people around a photoshoot. This already starts when someone asks me if I can do a photoshoot with this person. In the communication beforehand I try to get to know the other person(s), what are their hobbies, interests, etc. It gives me valuable information which I can use during the photoshoot.

MEGHAN BASI

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The recurring fundamental themes and concepts of my art illustrate a series of fictional characters, depicting a different apocalyptic mood of the human mind. It’s seen through the numerous gushing colors of vibrancy melted into the canvas lost through the extravasating amounts of three-dimensional mixed media.  These ideas relate to my creative process by producing a unique piece of art emphasized mostly through my unique touch. I love to express my signature style through various amounts of artistic techniques and materials, transforming all my thoughts into a stargazing mystery.  

LISA MISHLER

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Although I may carry the label of Abstract Expressionist, at my core I am a process artist. For me it’s about the discovery. Discovery of color, thickness of paint, movement, spatial placements and time. Time expressed by light. In this pursuit I release fundamental themes allowing my intuitiveness to express itself without intellectual constraint. ..

MICHAEL K. YAMAOKA

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Growing up in Japan after WWII, it was a mess. My family was from a very old samurai tradition but we’d been living in China during the war because of my father’s profession. I had spent my very earliest childhood years in Shanghai, and remember seeing B-24s attack and demolish a building right across the street from where I lived...

BELA GOLD

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"It is true that one of the characteristics of my work is the construction of a critical discourse via the creation of aesthetical projects which transfigure language and thus giving new meaning to inanimate objects. But also, the purpose of this research is to salvage memory, is the search and review of documents from its source and its conversion into an artistic piece, a one which functions as an additional educative resource for preserving memory."

ANASTASIA DOMINGO

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"The core of my work is fundamentally an action to create a personal, fresh and contemporary language. Formally, I am interested in Graphics, composition, movement, textures, color, wide-plane, simplicity and above all concentration on the expression of my images to the first touch. Currently my work is developed in painting, photo and sculpture, but i have also done installation and video . My creative work is in constant movement."

ADELE VENTER

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"In making the works of art I create patterns which are printed and then I incorporate three dimensional elements into these settings. These images are then photographed using specific light sources in order to accentuate the layering of dimensions. I pay a great deal of attention to detail in the art work which is only visible upon close observation."