Constructivismes (A Visual Essay), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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  Installation view April 24 – June 10, 2009 Organized by Olivier Renaud-Clement Participating Artists:  Matthias Bitzer, Burgoyne Diller, Akira Kanayama, Barbara Kasten, Kazimir Malevich, Katja Strunz Spanning nearly 100 years, the works in this exhibition offer insight into the shape of our culture and the movements of inspiration—moments in time radically altering the course of history and the present forever constructing the past. Constructivismes – (A visual essay) originated with a specific interest in […]

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Herb & Dorothy, A Film by Megumi Sasaki, 2009

    Do you have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art? Not according to Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian – an ordinary couple of modest means who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb […]

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Jerry’s Kid’s, by Mark Dagley, NYFA Current, May 27, 2009

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  Mark Dagley’s 222 Bowery studio (1987) Photo by Ivan dalla Tanna “A good artist does not need anything.” — Ad Reinhardt “When NYFA Current asked me to write a first-person account of the circumstances surrounding a not-so-recent exhibition of my paintings, a show that took place at Tony Shafrazi Gallery nearly a quarter of a century ago, I was surprised by their interest, but gladly jumped at the chance. I never hesitate to admit […]

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How Little is Enough: Interview with Lynne Harlow, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, May 25, 2009

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  Lynne Harlow, Four Kicks, 2005 Pair of plexiglas boxes, 4 x 24 x 24 inches   Brent: What are you currently working on? Lynne: I’m working the way I most like to, doing several different things at once. I have just completed a site-specific piece for a group show, I’m playing around with painted balsa wood strips that I’m gluing into shapes and, most significantly, I’m preparing for a collaborative project coming up this […]

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Galaxies, Grids, Scattered and Gathered: Interview with Devin Powers, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, May 28, 2009

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  Devin Powers, Untitled, 2008 Installati0n, enamel and latex on wall  Brent: The structure of space, theoretical models such as n-space and the hyper-cube usually lose most of us even in adult life. However you had an interest in this as a child. How did this fascination arrive? Devin: Well, I was no child prodigy. In fact, I was born dyslexic. I did not learn how to read until around the forth grade and it […]

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Francois Morellet: The Squaring of the Square, An Introspective, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany

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  Francois Morellet, Relache no. 2, 1992 Acrylic and oil on canvas, lacquered aluminium, neon tubes and canvas strips 332 x 270 x 26 cm May 17 – September 27, 2009 Mueum Ritter opens a major solo exhibition of work by François Morellet and pay tribute to one of the foremost artists in France today. Until September 27, 2009, the entire building will present a broad cross-section of his wide-ranging œuvre. Apart from geometrical paintings, […]

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Dannielle Tegeder: Arrangements to Ward off Accidents with The Library of Abstract Sound, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

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  Installation view May 21 – July 3, 2009 Priska C. Juschka Fine Art announces Arrangements to Ward Off Accidents, Dannielle Tegeder’s third solo show with the gallery. With this exhibition, Tegeder investigates, based upon her nonrepresentational repertoire, the influences of 20th century Modernism upon a 21st century artistic discourse that recalls original elements while elaborating further upon both ideas and techniques. Formally inspired by two masters of abstract Modernism, Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, […]

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Tony Feher: Wall Show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

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  Installation view May 2 – June 20, 2009 D’Amelio Terras presents a Front Room exhibition of works by Tony Feher. “Wall Show” is the first exhibition to focus on sculptures specifically intended for the wall.  Feher continues to relentlessly exploit the individual characteristics of his chosen materials, allowing them to express something contingent to that material. His understanding and use of found and re-purposed materials is intuitive and inventive. Hung by pins or a […]

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Meaning Liam Gillick, Edited by Monika Szewczyk, The MIT Press, June 2009

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  Click to purchase on Amazon The first critical reader on the artist’s work. With essays by Peio Aguirre, Johanna Burton, Nikolaus Hirsch, John Kelsey, Maurizio Lazzarato, Maria Lind, Sven Lütticken, Benoît Maire, Chantal Mouffe, Barbara Steiner and Marcus Verhagen. Liam Gillick (b. 1964) is a New York and London-based artist who emerged in the 1990s in the midst of paradigmatic political and cultural change. In the past two decades, he has developed a highly […]

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My Certain Fate, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA

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  Michael Zahn, Police and Thieves, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches May 14 – June 6, 2009 “To me, making a tape is like writing a letter — there’s a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention. . .and then you’ve got to up it a notch, or […]

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Fergus Martin, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

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  June 4 – July 4, 2009 Green On Red Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by Fergus Martin. Fergus Martin makes use of the world around him as a source for his paintings, sculpture and photographs. His work reflects things seen or even fleeting moments from the everyday. The geometric forms that consistently appear in his work give shape to his preoccupation with space, form and materials. This is also present in his […]

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Think Global, Go Local, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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  June 5 – July 18, 2009 Pentimenti Gallery presents a group show by local artists Piper Brett, Alexis Granwell, EJ Herczyk, Gloria Houng and Jason Austin + Aleksandr Mergold in Think Global, Go Local. Think Global, Go Local concentrates on the topics regarding globalization within local environments. How do we work within local habitats that are extremely dependent on larger, secular fields? Is it necessary to become obligated by massive metropolitan areas? Will we […]

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Lisa Beck: To Everything, Feature, New York, NY

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  Lisa Beck: To Everything (Rays), 2008 Acrylic paint on canvas; 72 x 97.25 inches June 4-28, 2009 Interview with Lisa Beck The third of three exhibitions on the psycholoptical. For the twenty something years, I have known Lisa Beck, the migration of the circle or sphere from one realm of meaning into another has been at the heart of her investigation. Thru her use of simple formal devices including repetition, size, and spatial relationships, […]

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Mundane Shift Shape Placement, Park Life, San Francisco, CA

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  Matthew Rich, Nine, 2009 28 x 23 inches (wall) Andrea Myers, Fold/Unfold, 2008 Dimensions variable (floor) Andrea Myers, Soft Shadow, 2008 Dimensions variable (leaning) May 22 – June 22, 2009 Hallway Projects at Park Life presents a group exhibition featuring artists Chris Corales, Andrea Myers, Matthew Rich, Brion Nuda Rosch & Liz Walsh.

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William Lamson: Work and Trade, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

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  Molino Drawings Still May 22 – June 21, 2009 Work and Trade, William Lamson’s new solo exhibition at Pierogi, features three projects in which the artist creates a mark-making system through collaboration with forces outside of his control. In “Hunt and Gather,” the artist shoots down shoes from power lines around Brooklyn with a bow and arrow and trades them for the ones he is wearing. Since each pair of shoes that he cuts […]

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Susumu Shingu: Planet of Wind and Water, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France

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  Installation view May 15 – September 26, 2009 The gallery announces an exhibition of sculptures by Japanese artist Susumu Shingu. After the success of the first presentation Breathing sculptures, this second show entitled Planet of Wind and Water presents 10 new indoor sculptures of wind and water accompanied by works on paper. The show also introduces the diorama of Breathing Earth, Shingu’s most ambitious art project consisting in the construction of a self-sufficient village […]

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Jeremy Moon: 1970s Paintings, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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  Jeremy Moon, Untitled (2/70) Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 130 inches June 5 – July 25, 2009 Rocket presents an exhibition of paintings made between 1970 and 1973 by the late Jeremy Moon (British, 1934-1973). These paintings are the ‘mature’ work of Jeremy Moon whose career was cut tragically short by a motorcycle accident in November 1973. Rocket has represented the estate of Jeremy Moon since 2004 and this will be their third solo show.

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Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction, Book Release & Open House Party at the Slobodkina Foundation

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  Click to purchase on Amazon May 31, 2009, 11am – 4pm Come celebrate the centennial of Esphyr Slobodkina – a founder of the influential American Abstract Artists group and author of Caps for Sale – with the release of Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction, published by Hudson Hills Press. This 180-page book features 4 scholarly essays and nearly 100 full color reproductions. The event will take place at Esphyr Slobodkina’s last home […]

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Julian Dashper in As If We Never Met, Paintlust Project Space, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  Installation view May 30 – June 13, 2009 Curated by Andre Hemer, ‘As if we never met’ pulls together three painters of distinct yet interconnected practices. These painters are not a peer group, being based in Taipei, Auckland, and Christchurch respectively- however their work each responds to painting process as a vehicle for exchange and discourse. Like a long-distance relationship, points of understanding and difference between the works come in equal measure- dislocation and […]

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Peter Halley: New Work, Waddington Galleries, London, United Kingdom

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  Peter Halley, Six Prisons, 2009 Acrylic, Day-Glo acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas 66.5 x 84 inches June 3-27, 2009 Waddington Galleries presents an exhibition of seven new paintings by Peter Halley. The paintings show the continued development of a select group of forms that Halley has been engaged with over the last three decades: “cells”, “conduits”, “windows” and “prisons”. Three of the paintings, “The Unseen” (2009),”Dust” (2009) and “Forever” (2009), draw on the duality […]

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Seeking Constructive, Concrete Structural 2, Museum Vasarely, Budapest, Hungary

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  May 20 – September 13, 2009 Produced by the Open Structures Art Society (OSAS) Participating Artists: Karina Bisch, Nicholas Chardon, Attila Csorgo, Krystian Czaplicki Truth, Daniel Erdely, Pavel Hayek, Ursula Neugebauer, Franz Riedl, Axel Rohlfs, Esther Stocker & Robert Urbasek

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VIEWLIST: There are many things in the air and all of them are for free, Conceived by Michelle Grabner

Xavier Veilhan, Le Grand Mobile, 2004-2006, metallic structure, engines, 25 PVC spheres, 
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Our second VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner.

"So I think what comes next is a web with big holes blown in it. A spiderweb in a storm. The turtles get knocked out from under it, the platform sinks through the cloud. A lot of the inherent contradictions of the web get revealed, the contradictions in the oxymorons smash into each other." -- Bruce Sterling, February 2009

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Heimo Zobernig, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France

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Installation view Photo: F.Guillemeteaud May 16 – August 16, 2009 With this exhibition of the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig, the CAPC is carrying on the tradition of monographic projects devised for the spectacular nave of the Entrepôt. After studying set and scenery design in Vienna, Heimo Zobernig turned to art in the early 1980s. His early paintings involved different expressions of abstraction, ranging from the lyrical gesture to the serial geometric motif. His early sculptures […]

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CCNOA to Close Gallery, Reopen New Office for International Projects in Brussels

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  It is with deep sadness that we post the following letter from our friends at CCNOA in Brussels, Belgium:   Esther Stocker, Abstract thought is a warm puppy, 2008 Installation view at CCNOA, Photo: Sacha Georg Dear All, We were informed on 29 April of the final decision taken on 24 April by the Flemish Minister for Culture Bert Anciaux following an opinion from the BBK advisory committee to terminate structural funding for CCNOA as […]

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James Turrell Museum Opens in Argentina

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  The new James Turrell Museum of the Hess Art Collection celebrated its opening on April 22, 2009 in Colomé, Argentina. The museum is the only one worldwide dedicated specifically to the work of James Turrell, who is regarded as one of the most important contemporary light and space artists. The new museum is based on a plan created by Turrell himself. Commissioned and built by Swiss businessman, wine producer and art collector Donald M. […]

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Jan van der Ploeg, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

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  Installation view May 16 – July 4, 2009 Gallery Sonja Roesch presents an exhibition featuring work by Dutch artist Jan van der Ploeg. The exhibition will open May 16 and close on July 4, 2009. Jan van der Ploeg is interested in the relationship between art and the public sphere. He constructs site-specific wall painting installations, both indoors and outdoors, that react with the surrounding architecture and atmosphere. The paintings represent a series of […]

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Anos 50, 50 Obras, Galeria Berenice Arvani, Sao Paolo, Brazil

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  May 13 – June 26, 2009 Participating Artists: Alberto Texeira, Alice Brill, Aloísio Magalhães, Anatol Wladislaw, Antonio Bandeira, Antonio Maluf, Arnaldo Ferrari, Décio Vieira, Fernando Lemos, Gisela Eichbaum, Hermelindo Fiaminghi, Ivan Serpa, João José Costa, Judith Lauand, Luiz Sacilotto, Maria Helena Motta Paes, Maurício Nogueira Lima, Milton Dacosta, Niobe Xandó, Rubem Ludolf, Rubem Valentim, Sanson Flexor, Thomaz Perina & Ubi Bava

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New CCNOA Exhibitions

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  CCNOA presents a large site-specific wall painting by British artist Terry Haggerty in the main space. Their program in the multimedia space will present a video work/animation by Piki & Liesbet Vershueren (BE) and their program in the project space will feature site-specific installations by Eric Tillinghast (US/until 24/05) and New Zealand artist Simon Ingram (28/05 – 14/06).   Installation view Terry Haggerty Haggerty has become known in recent years for paintings that express the formalist vocabulary […]

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Edward Shalala: Photographs of Paintings, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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  May 26 – June 20, 2009 Edward Shalala will exhibit documentary photographs in The Painting Center’s Project Room. Shalala makes temporary raw canvas thread paintings in NYC parks and grasslands and photographs the results. Shalala responds to the history of modern and postmodern abstraction that deals with ‘end game’ painting. The lineage begins with: Cezanne’s use of raw canvas (“in-reserve”), Barnett Newman’s painting ‘Name II,’1950, Robert Rauschenberg’s White painting series, 1951, Piero Manzoni’s clay […]

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Rudolf de Crignis: Grays and Blues, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX

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  Rudolf de Crignis, Painting No. 97—23 (Ultramarine Blue, Zinc White, Ruby Lake), 1997 Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches May 21 – July 3, 2009 Lawrence Markey presents an exhibition of paintings by Rudolf de Crignis (1948–2006), entitled grays and blues. This is the first exhibition of de Crignis’ work at Lawrence Markey. The exhibition grays and blues focuses on five oil paintings from 1997 to 2004. During this period, de Crignis’ primary […]

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New Abstraction, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

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  Work by Rory MacArthur May 14 – June 8, 2009 Carol Jazzar is pleased to present New Abstraction, an exhibit of new abstract paintings rooted in gesture, space and the qualities of the paint. Abstraction exists today in many forms. It is alive and well and more than ever it is refreshingly challenging. Like a breathtaking revelation, this show explores surprising and enlightening ways to understand and rethink contemporary abstraction. The artists presented here […]

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Josef + Anni Albers: Designs for Living, by Nicholas Fox Weber, Martin Filler & Paul Warwick Thompson, Published by Merrell, 2004

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  Click to purchase on Amazon This is such a great publication, the only comprehensive book on the furniture, textiles and the other works of two of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century. Features innovative objects that the couple designed for their homes while teaching at the Bauhaus in Germany and following their move to the United States in 1933. Includes specially commissioned photographs of important but little-known works. Illuminating essays […]

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Installation view of Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

May 8-29, 2009

RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.

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