June 16, 2010 § 1 Comment
Sarah Anne Johnson’s Morning Meeting, 2003 – Photo: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Sarah Anne Johnson, installation work, Ms. Johnson’s “Chris and Cian”
April 24, 2010 § 2 Comments
I spent the last 45 minutes browsing through Marina Abramović’s portraits on the MoMa’s flickr set: 778 photos of people who sat in front of the artist during her performance The Artist is Present. Most sitters spent a lot less than that posing for a portrait (taken by photographer Marco Anelli) while staring at the Yugoslovian artist across a table. Visitors of the Museum and a few known faces (Lou Reed above, Rufus Wainright) were photographed under a bright white light in expressions that vary from emotional to blank – a couple of tears, a occasional smirk. The effect is hypnotic and disturbing.
The number of sitters – and portraits – will keep growing to May 31, last day of the performance. The Artists is Present is a new, original work and mark the longest duration of time that Abramović has performed a single solo piece. You can follow the performance on live video during the Museum hours.
February 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
This project is so exciting!Over 200 artists, architects and designers will be represented in this show with their visions of intervention to fill in the blank of Guggenheim Museum‘s big central rotunda, or ‘void’. The show is part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration its impressive list of participants includes names like Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread and the Campana brothers – my fellow Brazilian designers.
A website accompanies the show.
Via CH and other sources.
November 4, 2009 § 2 Comments
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May 2, 2009 § 3 Comments
This installation can be viewed until October 2009 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY.
March 25, 2009 § Leave a comment
It started in September of 2006 in Kuala Lumpur and now it reaches New York City. On view through April 6 at the Grand Central Terminal, the BMW Art Car Collection exhibition is sure to please everybody, from kids, to men and women. I particularly love the Calder model, the first of the series, with its race car painting approach, but other artists like Warhol, Rauschenberg and Hockney did a very good job as well. The 16 cars will go next tour in Mexico.
December 8, 2008 § Leave a comment
Bracelet, c. 1948 Silver wire, 2 3/4 x 6 x 4 inches
During his lifetime Alexander Calder produced approximately 1,800 pieces of brass, silver, and gold body ornaments, often embellished with found objects such as beach glass, ceramic shards, and wood. This bracelet is to die for and you can see it (just see it) at The Metropolitan Museum until March 1, 2009.
November 28, 2008 § Leave a comment
Cindy Sherman keeps reinventing her own image. While her portraits are typically of herself in costumes and make-up, on this new series she adds backgrounds shot separately and the images are all of “grand dames” in over-the-top characterizations. From November 15 to December 23 at Metro Pictures Gallery in New York.
October 31, 2008 § Leave a comment
If a painter refuses to paint, is he still a painter? If an artist says that a painting isn’t a painting, what is it? What does it take to make a painting not a painting?
These are the somewhat esoteric questions posed by a new exhibit opening Sunday a the Museum of Modern Art, “Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937.” Miró worked furiously during this decade and the exhibit highlights 12 series created as “anti-paintings,” a way for the artist to rebel against the traditional confines of painting.