Lebt Theo? Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany

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Work by Krijn de Koning Installation view Theo van Doesburg was not only the incarnation of de Stijl, he was inspiring and moving power to the international avant-garde being artist, theorist, organizer, editor and teacher. First in the anarchic-subversive language of DADA, later in the rational serenity of the constructive-concrete movement, he made art and life approach; he agitated the Bauhaus in Weimar and influenced it persistently. In 1924 he first applied his theories to […]

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Matti Kujasalo: Paintings 2006 – 2010, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

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Matti Kujasalo, Painting 7.5, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 100 cm November 4-28, 2010 Matti Kujasalo (born in Helsinki in 1946) has addressed issues of systematic constructivist art for the past forty years. He has developed a unique grammar of his own, and, based on its rules, he has created a visual language that is expressive, nuanced and imbued with surprise. Matti Kujasalo’s paintings are pure, fresh and cool. They contain endless things to see and […]

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Ronald de Bloeme: In the Office, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany

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Work by Ronald de Bloeme October 30 – December 4, 2010 Hamish Morrison Galerie is delighted to present a new series of works on paper by Ronald de Bloeme in the gallery’s office space. De Bloeme borrows freely from the worlds of advertising and commercial design. He takes logos that have numbed us with their ubiquity, manipulates them in Photoshop, and then turns the resulting compositions into large-format, glossy paintings that mimic the flatness of […]

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Daniel Buren: Architecture, Contre-Architecture: Transposition, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Installation view Octoder 9, 2010 – May 22, 2011 The exhibition by Daniel Buren in the Grand Hall of Mudam is the fruit of a joint invitation to the artist from Mudam and Centre Pompidou-Metz to create a specific installation in relation to their respective spaces. As is often the case with his work, the installation the artist has conceived for Mudam is concerned with “frames” – be they aesthetic, architectural or institutional – which […]

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Remembering Forward: Australian Aboriginal Paintings Since 1960, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany

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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Tingari Ceremonies at the Side of Pintjun, 1989 Acrylic on canvas 152 x 180 cm November 20, 2010 – March 20, 2011 It is far more than living memory: it is a sensory, non-linear intertwining of past and future, of cause and effect, that distinguishes Australian Aboriginal painting. In Europe these unusual artworks are still largely unknown. The Museum Ludwig will devote attention to them in a large exhibition of approximately fifty paintings […]

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Peter Halley: Works from the 80’s, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland

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Peter Halley, Yellow Cell with Triple Conduit, 1986 Acrylic, day-glo acrylic, and Roll-a-Tex on canvas 196 x 196 x 8.5 cm Galerie Andrea Caratsch will be showing an exhibition of works from the 80’s by the American artist Peter Halley. In 1981, one year after returning to New York, Peter Halley creates his first seminal works. The experience of urban alienation, isolation and psychological stress are reflected in gloomily painted rectangles and lines, depicting walls, […]

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Anton Henning: Apotheosized Abstractions, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

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Installation view November 12 – December 22, 2010 Brand New Gallery is a new space in Milan dedicated to contemporary art, a cross between a gallery and a center for cultural promotion created by two art historians, Chiara Badinella and Fabrizio Affronti. With its 350 square meters (3.776 sq ft), Brand New Gallery is a platform where artists, curators and collectors can meet and exchange ideas, and where the work of foreign artists known internationally […]

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Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY

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Installation view October 2, 2010 – February 13, 2012 Dia Art Foundation presents Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, opening October 2, 2010, at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. This major exhibition will comprise more than two dozen works by Walther (German, b. 1937), who is internationally recognized for his five-decade-long investigation into the foundations of action, language, and space. Organized by Dia curator Yasmil Raymond, Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action will remain on view through […]

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John Zinsser: Recent Paintings, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

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John Zinsser, Primary Nature, 2010 Oil, media on canvas 19 x 24 inches November 24, 2010 – January 4, 2011 An exhibition of new abstract works by New York painter John Zinsser will be on view at Graham Gallery from November 11th, 2010 through January 4th, 2011. Zinsser’s current exhibition follows his installation of drawings in our main gallery last season, Art Dealer Archipelagoes, which charted the history of New York’s post-war gallery development through […]

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Sven Lukin: Paintings 1960-1971, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

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Sven Lukin, Tucson, 1966 Acrylic on canvas and wood construction 54 1/2 x 32 x 17 November 11, 2010 – January 29, 2011 Gary Snyder Project Space is pleased to announce Sven Lukin: Paintings, 1960–1971, an exhibition of paintings and drawings at 250 West 26th Street. Opening on November 11, 2010, the exhibition is the first, most comprehensive presentation of Lukin’s work in almost forty years. Eleven of the artist’s famed “three-dimensional paintings” will be on […]

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Tony Smith: Bronze, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY

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Tony Smith, Trap, 1968 Cast bronze, black patina 10 x 55 x 55 inches November 6 – December 23, 2010 Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Tony Smith: Bronze, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street. Smith executed the nine sculptures included in this exhibition between 1960 and 1970. This selection of his works in bronze, all of them finished in his signature black patina, provides a comprehensive view of his […]

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Rolf Ricke Collection, Published by Hatje Cantz, 2008

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Click to purchase on Amazon Berlin gallerist Rolf Ricke has been unleashing influential American artists like Richard Artschwager, Jo Baer, Donald Judd, Lee Lozano, Steven Parrino, Richard Serra, Jessica Stockholder, Barry Le Va, David Reed, and Li Trincere on Europe since the 1960s. A 1965 trip to New York opened his eyes to the creative ferment happening there, and inspired him to import the artists themselves, to create new work for his Berlin-based gallery, rather […]

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Phong Bui, Portrait of Thomas Nozkowski, 2010 Pencil on paper In Conversation: Thomas Nozkowski with John Yau Art Books in Review: “Breaking Through: Richard Bellamy and the Green Gallery, 1960 – 1965 / Twenty-Three Interviews”, Author: Erik La Prade, Midmarch Arts Press, 2010, by Greg Lindquist Brooklyn Dispatches: Funkster Formalism, Crap Constructivism, by James Kalm Kim Uchiyama: Archaeo, by Stephanie Buhmann Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers, by Greg Lindquist

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Jan Schoonhoven: Drawings, Peter Freeman Gallery, new York, NY

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Jan Schoonhoven, Untitled, 1979 tusche on paper 38 3/4 x 25 inches November 4 – December 23, 2010 Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by the Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994). The artist’s first solo show in the United States in over ten years, the exhibition is comprised of thirty-seven drawings done between 1974 and 1991. Schoonhoven made drawings throughout his career. His drawings were a counterpoint to the cardboard […]

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Michael Heizer: Works from the 1960’s and 70’s, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view October 30 – December 21, 2010 David Zwirner is pleased to present a selection of works from the 1960s and 70s by American artist Michael Heizer (b. 1944) at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street space. As a pioneer of the 1960s Land Art movement, Heizer has created a prolific and ambitious practice encompassing painting, sculpture, and large-scale earthworks. His paintings and sculptures, which he has produced intermittently throughout his career—manifest many of […]

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Marta Chilindron: New Paradigms / Henrique Oliveira: Colagens, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL

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Marta Chilindrón, 27 squares, 2010 acrylic, plastic hinges 12 x 12 x 12 inches (when folded closed) November 13, 2010 – January 29, 2011 Marta Chilindrón Marta Chilindrón creates small networks where every element plays a part to achieve an intricate whole. Each piece is a small system governed by its own rules. She focuses on a continuity that has no beginning or end, where geometry is used to organize and simplify our chaotic universe. Her […]

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Hartmut Böhm solo exhibition Juxtaposition, 5x6x9 Gallery, Berlin, Germany

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Hartmut Böhm Progression gegen Unendlich mit 30°, 1985 Steel, 240 x 190.5 x 8 cm October 29, 2010 – February 20, 2011 Since his beginnings with “Nouvelle Tendence” during the 1960s Hartmut Böhm, is challenging the structures and border zones of Constructive and Concrete Art in his precise and consequent manner for almost 50 years. Böhm is one of the internationally most renowned German artists in this field. His concept is called “Progressionen gegen Unendlich” [progression towards […]

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Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1943-1977, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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Blinky Palermo, Untitled (Totem), 1964 Casein paint on canvas on wood 86 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches Collection Dia Art Foundation October 31, 2010 – January 16, 2011 While Blinky Palermo’s reputation as one of the foremost post-war abstract painters is well established in Europe, his work is rarely seen in North America. Beginning its yearlong tour at LACMA, this is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of this German artist […]

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Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

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Kurt Schwitters, Mz 371 bacco, 1922 Collage of cut and torn, printed, handwritten, tissue and coated papers on paperboard The Menil Collection October 22, 2010 – January 30, 2011 The German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) remains one of the most influential figures of the international avant-garde. In the years following the First World War he coined the term “Merz,” in reference to his ambition to “make connections …between everything in the world.” Hoping to unify […]

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Object and Fields: Paintings by Michael Stack & Carrie Patterson, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Carrie Patterson, One Placement Out of Five Hundred, 2010 Oil and acrylic on canvas and wood 38 x 28 x 3 inches November 12 – December 4, 2010 Carrie Patterson creates her paintings based on landscapes seen through windows of Maryland chapels. They emerge as collages of painted objects — painterly yet assembled. In contrast, Mike Stack’s work assumes the sculptural presence of objects in a landscape. Their force lies in the balance of strong […]

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Mondrian in Paris: 1912 – 1938, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

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Piet Mondrian, Composition en rouge, bleu et blanc II, 1937 Mondrian / Holtzman trust. Collection Centre Pompidou, RMN December 1, 2010 – March 21, 2011 A new exhibition studies the interwoven progress of the artistic movement De Stijl and Piet Mondrian, its leading figure. This important retrospective is the very first in France to shed light on this key moment in the history of 20th century art. Beginning towards the end of the century’s first […]

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Max Gimblett: Oxherding, Japan Society Gallery, New York, NY

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Max Gimblett, Catching the Ox, 2008 Sumi ink and mineral spirits on HMP Woodstock, handmade paper 23 x 31 inches October 1, 2010 – January 16, 2011 The product of a collaborative meditation by two internationally known artistic visionaries, Max Gimblett and Lewis Hyde, oxherding is based on the Song-Dynasty Chinese “Oxherding Series,” a Zen Buddhist parable of self-discovery comprised of pictures and verse. A contemporary American set of perspectives on this greatly venerated Buddhist […]

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Ruth Pastine: Present Fugitive, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

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Work by Ruth Pastine November 6 – December 31, 2010 Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to announce the exhibition Present Fugitive, featuring new work by California-based artist Ruth Pastine. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Ruth Pastine’s nearly monochrome color field paintings invest in the perceptual experience of color, light, and temperature. Suspending preconceived notions about visual experience, she investigates the mercurial shift of warm and cool color identities. The complementary […]

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John Aslanidis: Sonic Network No. 8, Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia

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John Aslanidis, Sonic Fragment No. 42, 2010 Oil and acrylic on canvas 66 x 81 cm November 3 – 27, 2010 Since the 1990s, John Aslanidis has been exploring the relationship between sound and vision. In each painting, Aslanidis uses colour and line to create chromatic intensities that resemble the experience of listening to music. Aslanidis is interested in portraying an “optimistic vision”. Aslanidis describes this new series of work as “sonic currents”. He explains: […]

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