Konkret: The Heinz and Anette Teufel Collection, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

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Zdenek Sykora & Bridget Riley Richard Paul Lohse & Manfred Mohr October 3, 2009 – January 10, 2010 Heinz Teufel, the famous gallery owner and collector, died in 2007. He was a great patron of Concrete Art in Germany. From opening his first gallery in 1966 in Koblenz up to his 1998 activities in Berlin he consequently pursued a stringent gallery profile – independent of the fluctuating fashions of the art world. Including works by […]

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Beloved Structure: The Argentine Legacy, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL

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Karina Peisajovich, Todo debe ser gris salvo el círculo cromático, 2009 Light projection November 14, 2009 – February 6, 2010 Curated by Eva Grinstein Participating Artists: Fabian Burgos, Martin Di Paola, Marcolina Dipierro, Veronica Di Toro, Lucio Dorr, Silvia Gurfein, Silvana Lacarra, Adriana Minoliti, Karina Peisajovich, Pablo Siquier, Andres Sobrino. Latin American Abstract Geometric painting, with its strong ties to Europe yet with its undeniably great, regional protagonists, has left an enormous legacy to the […]

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Cedric Christie: Love Me or Fuck Me But Don’t Do Both, Flowers Gallery (Kingsland Road), London, United Kingdom

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Cedric Christie, Pink Painting, 1996-2009 Metal, paint, glass, plastic, 151 x 400 x 32 cm October 16 – November 14, 2009 A mantelpiece, formal remnant of the domestic architecture that once tied house to hearth, is also a form of subverted frame. Objects placed on top of this structure are exalted from the economy of the everyday into the realms of the ornamental. While a frame acts to hermetically seal value within its perimeters, a […]

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Kai Richter: Trocken, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany

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October 31 – December 19, 2009 We are pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Kai Richter at our gallery. Kai Richter builds three-dimensional “sculptures” in connection with and response to the room conditions at hand. He reacts to them, changes them, highlights them—and in doing so, allows us to experience them as rooms in new and different ways. One of the oddities of art history’s terminology is that the word “constructions” usually implies […]

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Helmut Federle: Scratching Away at the Surface, Peter Blum Gallery (Soho), New York, NY

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Helmut Federle, Japanese Sea in Moonlight, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches October 29, 2009 – January 2, 2010 Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Helmut Federle: Scratching Away at the Surface. This is Helmut Federle’s fourth exhibition with the gallery. Scratching Away at the Surface brings together five paintings that are part of a cycle of nine works that Helmut Federle produced between January and March 2009. These […]

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Don Voisine: Paintings, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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Don Voisine, Seven-Zip, 2009 Oil on wood, 30 x 22 inches November 4 – December 23, 2009 Gregory Lind Gallery presents a series of oil paintings on wood by New York artist Don Voisine, whose work is defined by its exceptional nuance, sophistication, and reductive visual aesthetic. Distinctively architectural in style, Voisine’s pieces consist of central expanses of overlapping rectangles or squares painted in black and set against white fields. These hard-edged forms are bordered […]

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Cold War Modern: Design 1945–1970, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Astronaut Dave Bowman (played by Keir Dullea) in 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 © Photofest NYC John French Fashion Photograph, 1960 October 3 – December 6, 2009 The National Gallery of Art, Vilnius is pleased to present the major Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition Cold War Modern: Design 1945–1970 as a project of the national programme of “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009”. The NGA is Europe’s newest museum of modern and contemporary art […]

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Ryoji Ikeda: data.tron/data.scan and Infinite Egress, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada

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Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron Photographer: Ryuichi Maruo September 26 – December 13, 2009 How many points are there in a line? What is the number of numbers? How can we verify that the random is random? Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda exhibits two works from his datamatics project, a series of experiments that explore such questions, physically and mathematically. data.tron and data.scan are audiovisual installations composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of […]

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Leni Hoffmann: RGB, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

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Leni Hoffmann, Flipper, 2009 September 26, 2009 – March 28, 2010 The Düsseldorf-based artist Leni Hoffmann has created a site-specific ex-hibition that dialogues with the architecture and the collection of Cologne’s Ludwig Museum in a refreshing new manner. This radical show fundamentally challenges the collection-based institution through ephemeral on and off-site projects that evolve over time and question the autonomy of art. Few movements have influenced the course of modern and contemporary art as deeply […]

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Lawrence Weiner: Under the Sun, Espai d’art contemporani de Castello, Spain

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Installation view October 23, 2009 – March 28, 2010 Known as one of the pioneers of the so-called Conceptual Art, Lawrence Weiner defines himself as a sculptor who uses language as expressive means. Since late 60’s his work has been materialized in books, animations and songs, T-shirts, pins, tattoos, sewer covers, posters… His proposal adapts itself mainly around the linguistic material. Weiner takes language as sculptural matter to create his works, the technique that he […]

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Daniel Buren: Modulation, Works in situ, Neues Museum/State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg, Germany

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Installation view October 16, 2009 – February 14, 2010 The French-born international artist Daniel Buren is considered one of the fiercest critics of contemporary art. It is particularly towards the museum, its circumstances and conditions, that he likes to turn his critical attention. For the “museum is the place, with regard to which and for which works are created.” For well over forty years Buren has applied his mischievous intuition to develop works that directly […]

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James Turrell: The Wolfsburg Project, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

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James Turrell, Ganzfeld Piece (model), 2008 Installation Photo: Zooey Braun, Stuttgart, 2009 October 24, 2009 – April 5, 2010 The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell’s entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art. While light here refers to nothing beyond itself, it causes surface, […]

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Sarah Morris: General Control, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

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Sarah Morris, Owl (Clips), 2009 Household gloss paint on canvas, 214 x 214 cm October 23 – December 5, 2009 Friedrich Petzel Gallery presents “General Control” an exhibition of new works by Sarah Morris. “It all gets back that there is no inside or outside, you’re just a part of it. There is no periphery. There is no being on the edge. You’re in this system. To me, that is what the films and the […]

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Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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Anne Truitt in her Twining Court studio, Washington, DC, 1962 Photo by John Gossage October 8, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the first retrospective of the work of Anne Truitt (1921–2004), a pioneering figure in the development of American abstract art. “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection,” on view Oct. 8–Jan. 3, 2010, is organized by Hirshhorn associate curator Kristen Hileman. The exhibition features more than 35 two-dimensional […]

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Pedro Cabrita Reis: One after another, a few silent steps, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

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October 31, 2009 – February 28, 2010 Born in Lisbon in 1956, Pedro Cabrita Reis is one of the leading Portuguese artists of his generation. This exhibition will be his first presentation in a German museum since 1996. Cabrita Reis has exhibited widely and participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Documenta IX in 1992; in 2003 he represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale. Currently, he is participating in the 10th Lyon Biennale with two large […]

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Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

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Arshile Gorky, Agony, c. 1947 October 21, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major traveling retrospective celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (American, born Armenia, c.1904-1948), a seminal figure in the movement towards gestural abstraction that would transform American art in the years after World War II. The first comprehensive survey of the work of this artist in nearly three decades, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective […]

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Attila Csorgo: Archimedean Point, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

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Attila Csorgo, Spherical Vortex, 1999 110 x 110 cm, C-print, aluminium October 30, 2009 – January 24, 2010 Attila Csorgo is among one of the best-known Hungarian artists who has featured at prominent international exhibitions. In 1999 he represented Hungary at the Venice Biennale, in 2001 he was awarded the Munkácsy Prize, in 2003 he participated at the Istanbul Biennial and the Biennale of Sydney in 2008. The same year his work Moebius Space earned […]

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Douglas Melini: It Flows Over Us Without Meaning

Douglas Melini, Untitled (Abstract Painting No. 13) (detail), 2009, acrylic on canvas with hand-painted frame, 23 x 19 inches

October 24 - December 5, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new solo exhibition by Brooklyn painter Douglas Melini. Douglas will be exhibiting a group of new acrylic on canvas paintings with hand-painted frames. Known for his use of densely visual patterns, Douglas' new work continues his decade-long investigation into pattern and color. In contrast to his previous work, which utilized asymmetrical all-over fields of pattern, his new paintings elicit a kaleidoscopic effect and feature single, bilaterally symmetrical forms constructed from juxtaposed grid and stripe patterns.

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Fire Destroys More Than 1,000 Helio Oiticica Works

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Photo: O Globo From ArtForum.com O Globo’s Eduardo Fradkin reports that more than a thousand works by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica (1937–1980) were destroyed Friday in a fire at the house of his brother, César Oiticica, in Rio de Janeiro. His brother was responsible for the artist’s collection; he estimates that 90 percent of the collection he held was lost. In 2007, the Tate Modern and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston staged major […]

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Reductive, ACGA Gallery @ Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

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Sydney Ball, Azriaxis, 2007 Acrylic on canvas, 118.5 x 137.5 cm November 3-29, 2009 Curated by David Hagger Participating Artists: Justin Andrews, Sydney Ball, Cathy Blanchflower, Louise Blyton, Col Jordan, Emma Langridge, David Milne, Giles Ryder, Alex Spremberg, Wilma Tabacco & PJ Hickman Reductive brings together a selection of prominent artists whose practices are concerned as much with the methodology of conception as they are with the production of the resulting work. falling under the […]

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Allan Wexler: Overlook, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 10 – October 24, 2009 “What remains inherent throughout his [Wexler’s] work is the sense of experimentation – an investigation that operates as an extension of our ability to be at home in the world, to remake our reality, and to question our existence through what we make.” –Aaron Betsky from Custom Built: A Twenty-year Survey of Work by Allan Wexler The Ronald Feldman Gallery will exhibit works from the last five […]

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Nathan Hylden: Affinities, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

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Nathan Hylden, Untitled, 2009 Acrylic on aluminum, 34 x 28 inches October 1-31, 2009 Paul Kasmin Gallery presents “Affinities,” a show that juxtaposes new paintings by Nathan Hylden with works by Josef Albers, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. Curated by Meredith Darrow, the show connects Hylden’s geometric forms and repeated gestures with those of his art historical predecessors. Like Albers, Stella and Warhol, Hylden uses a regulated process to create variations within a systematic sequence […]

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Sol LeWitt: Forms Derived from a Cube, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 8, 2009 — October 17, 2009 PaceWildenstein presents Sol LeWitt: Forms Derived from a Cube, an exhibition of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings, gouaches and structures based on his transformations of the original cubic form. Sol LeWitt helped revolutionize the definition of art in the 1960s with his famous notion that “the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” Reducing art to its essentials, the cube became the basic modular unit for […]

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Maya Lin: Recycled Landscapes, Salon 94, New York, NY

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Maya Lin, Trash Asteroid, 2009 Bottle caps, 26 x 26 x 26 inches September 24 – November 13, 2009 Salon 94 presents Maya Lin: Recycled Landscapes, an exhibition of small-scale sculpture made from discarded children’s toys and salvaged materials. This body of work continues Lin’s investigation into our connection to the environment, but here on a smaller, domestic scale. The exhibition is built around eight spherical objects that bring to mind a constellation of small […]

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Mandala: The Perfect Circle, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

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Installation view August 14, 2009 – January 11, 2010 The mandala, one of Himalayan Buddhism’s most ubiquitous symbols, is created as an artistic aid for meditation. Depicting a realm that is both complex and sacred, the mandala is a visualization tool meant to advance practitioners toward a state of enlightenment. Mandala: The Perfect Circle explores the various manifestations of these objects, simultaneously explaining their symbolism, describing how they fulfill their intended function, and demonstrating their […]

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Paired, Gold: Felix Gonzalez-Torres & Roni Horn, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Golden), 1995 Plastic beads and metal rod, variable dimensions Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Photo: Thorsten Monschein October 2, 2009 – January 6, 2010 The aesthetic dialogue between Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn is embodied in an exchange of gold, a reciprocal gift between two artists that resonates with the poetry of their respective projects. In 1990 during Horn’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Gonzalez-Torres […]

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Kandinsky, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Vasily Kandinsky, Several Circles (Einige Kreise), 1926 Oil on canvas, 55 1/4 x 55 3/8 inches Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York September 18, 2009 – January 13, 2010 Pioneer of abstract art and eminent aesthetic theorist, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) broke new ground in painting in the first decades of the twentieth century. His seminal pre–World War I treatise Über das Geistige in der Kunst (On the Spiritual in […]

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Retrospective, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, A 19, 1927 Oil on canvas, 80 x 96 cm Courtesy Hattula Moholy-Nagy October 8, 2009 – February 7, 2010 The Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) became known in Germany through his seminal work as a teacher at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau (1923–1928) under Walter Gropius’s direction. Taking responsibility for the preliminary course and the metal workshop, he decisively informed the Constructivist and social reorientation of the Bauhaus. Interlinking art, […]

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Hartmut Böhm in Drawing Sculpture: Drawing, Sculpture, Video from the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

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Installation view September 12, 2009 – February 28, 2010 ‘Drawing Sculpture’ is presenting a selection from the Daimler Art Collection’s wide-ranging holdings of works on paper for the first time, complemented by sculptures, videos and picture objects. About 60 works by 28 artists are being shown, dating from about 1960 to the present day. In each case the presentation will stage dialogues between classical Minimalist positions from the 1960s and international contemporary art. The exhibition […]

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Mark Dagley in Portrait of the Artist as a Biker, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

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Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1993 October 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The MAGASIN is starting its season with a portrait of the artist Olivier Mosset. The exhibition takes the form of a tribute, gathering works by different artists, but never showing Olivier Mossetʼs own work. The artists are of all generations, from Carl André to Stéphane Kropf including the famous group of artists 1m3 among the youngest. As a key figure of the artistic scene […]

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Ian Tyson: Recent Sculpture, Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette, France

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Installation view October 4 – November 1, 2009 Non-Objectif Sud presents Ian Tyson: Recent Sculpture. For the last 10 years the British artist Ian Tyson has been living and working in the Vaucluse, France. His work centres on a variety of sculptures and drawings, which are shown in this exhibition. The sculptures are constructed from, either, wood, steel tube, bronze or stone. They range from 3 meters to 50 centimeters in height and breadth and are geometric in […]

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Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Theo van Doesburg Cornelis van Eesteren, Model Maison d’Artiste, 1923 Reconstruction 1982 Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag October 20, 2009 – January 3, 2010 In close cooperation with Tate Modern in London, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden presents a major exhibition on Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931), and this artist’s influence on the international avant-garde. Energetically and enthusiastically, Van Doesburg broke new ground as the initiator, ambassador, promoter and organiser of the new art. The 300-plus […]

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Bill Thompson: Shift, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

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Bill Thompson, Toro, 2009 Urethane on polyurethane block 24 x 20 x 7 inches October 15 – December 12, 2009 Margaret Thatcher Projects  is pleased to announce the opening of Shift an exhibition of new work by Bill Thompson. From curvilinear and cloud-like to pointedly flexed and bowing, Thompson’s colorful wall structures combine painting and sculpture into a unique minimalist art form. The sculptures included in Shift begin their lives as solid blocks of urethane, which […]

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