Atsuo Hukuda, Color and/or Monochrome, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

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Installation view March 19 – April 9, 2011 Atsuo Hukuda has shown his Color and Monochrome paintings at Hebel_121 for the first time in 2005, together with Kenzo Onoda, a light and performance artist also from Japan. Atsuo Hukuda has been producing his Color and Monochrome works since 1990. In his one man show at Hebel_121, he will present a new development in his work. Atsuo Hukuda is engaged in bringing together old traditional Japanese […]

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László Ottó: Bilder des Anfangs, dr. julius, Berlin, Germany

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Work by László Ottó February 18 – March 26, 2011 dr. julius | ap is pleased to present “Bilder des Anfangs” [Images of the Beginning] by Hungarian artist László Ottó, an exihibition which features recent paintings made from various shades of black pigment. The artist writes: “As a European my work is western, but at the same time I am consciously relating to East thought. Existential questions of life and death are the subject of […]

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Informal Relations: Contemporary Works on Paper, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

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December 3, 2010 – January 15, 2011 Informal Relations: Contemporary works on paper curator Scott Grow selected 32 artists from the United States, Germany, Spain and Japan to focus on the diversity of practices within painting and abstraction today. The exhibition’s title refers to kind the “informal relations” artists have with one another, their predecessors, with the modernist tradition, the future, and even with their own work. While works on paper may stand as finished […]

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Kate Beck: Conditions of Existence, Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

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Kate Beck, Anxieties and Alienations, 2010 Poured oil, enamel and powdered graphite on aluminum 89 x 184 inches October 28 – December 11, 2010 Pelavin Gallery is proud to announce a solo exhibition of recent work by american artist, Kate Beck. this show will include large scale poured oil paintings and graphite drawings on aluminum panel. this will be Beck’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, and in New York city. In this new body […]

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Touch, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France

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Installation view thru October 23, 2010 “I’ve chosen artists’ work that I feel share something of a fetish with/in the production/object, particularly based on an aesthetic predisposition that can run formally, culturally, adding the social/personal. How I personally interpret this is with a Tokyo sensibility, how Japanese respond to objects and their placement, their positioned sense of worth, a cuteness, an austere vs. touch. The exhibition consists of individual pieces, multiples, or artists books, which may sit on the […]

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30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP)

Clemens Hollerer, 30/30 (in the city series), 2010, Enamel on wood

June 26 - July 31, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the first installment of the Brussels, Belgium-based Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art's (CCNOA) most recent initiative 30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP).

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Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

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Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Untitled (from the series “Katsura”), 1953-54 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980—81 June 20 – September 12, 2010 Photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro (born 1921) is one of the most influential figures in post-World War II Japanese photography. Among his most celebrated bodies of work are the photographs he took during 1953 and 1954 of the legendary 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. These images infuse the iconic structure with a modernist Bauhaus aesthetic. Katsura: Picturing […]

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George Rickey: Important Works from the Estate, Marlborough Gallery (Chelsea), New York, NY

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George Rickey, Diptych – The Seasons, 1956 Stainless steel and polychrome February 18 – March 20, 2010 Marlborough Gallery announces that a major exhibition of works by George Rickey will open at Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25th Street, on February 18 and continue through March 20, 2010. Twenty-four important indoor and outdoor works from Rickey’s personal collection and now held by the George Rickey Estate will be exhibited in the first floor gallery. George Rickey […]

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Douglas Witmer: Ring the Bells Anew, Recent Paintings, Blank Space, New York, NY

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Douglas Witmer, Things Mean a Lot at the Time, 2010 Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 20 x 24 inches March 4-27, 2010 Blank Space Gallery presents Ring The Bells Anew, an exhibition of recent paintings by Douglas Witmer. This is the artist’s third solo show in New York, and his first with the gallery. Over the past decade, Witmer has gained increasing attention for his uniquely distilled sensibility related to his paintings’ surface and color. His […]

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Sydney Ball: Structures 3 & The New York Stain Paintings c. 1971, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Ball, Zianexis, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 168 cm March 4-21, 2010 The following extract is taken from ‘Sydney Ball: prophet of abstraction’ by Wendy Walker, Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings 1963–2007, p21 The emergence at the end of the 1990s of an insistent form in Ball’s paintings – reminiscent of shapes in early drawings of rock formations from his landscape works – gave rise to the asymmetrical, ragged-edged motifs in the abstract […]

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TRANS: form | color, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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Work by Brent Hallard November 12 – December 19, 2009 An international, visual conversation between abstract painters; a traveling, transformable series of shows. Exhibiting artists – Kasarian Dane, Stephan Fritsch, Brent Hallard, Leonhard Hurzlmeier, Robin McDonnell, Mel Prest, Richard Schur, Nancy White, John Zurier Meridian Gallery is pleased to present TRANS: form | color the San Francisco manifestation of a series of international traveling shows by nine artists from Japan, Germany and the United States […]

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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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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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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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Pigeons Have Eye for Paintings: Japan Study, Associated Press, June 25, 2009

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New York City pigeon Pigeons may sometimes appear to randomly target city sculptures with their droppings, but according to a new Japanese study they also have the potential to become discerning art critics.  Researchers at Tokyo’s Keio University say they have found that the birds have “advanced perceptive abilities” and can distinguish between “good” and “bad” paintings, recognising beauty the way humans do. The team–which previously published research saying that pigeons can tell a Monet […]

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Museum Exhibitions Cancelled Due to Recession

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  Work by Cildo Meireles From The Art Newspaper, June 6, 2009: Exhibitions axed as recession bites: US worst hit as sponsorship withdrawn and endowment wealth shrinks By Jason Edward Kaufman and Martin Bailey “An Art News paper survey suggests that a growing number of exhibitions are being cancelled because of the recession. We have identified over 20 important shows that have been axed (or, in a few cases, postponed) later this year or in […]

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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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Lisa Hamilton, Jane Kim / Thrust Projects, New York, NY

    Lisa Hamilton, Open Secret, 2008  Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches  October 17 — November 30, 2008  Jane Kim / Thrust Projects presents works by New York abstract painter Lisa Hamilton. Lisa Hamilton’s work is focused on the process of geometric constructions of color, shape, and line with an assertion of the materiality of paint. Building up and stripping down to the essential elements allows Hamilton to create and juxtapose opposing visual […]

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Shinsuke Aso: Postcard (SAPC), Presented by MINUS SPACE, Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk08, Atlantic Gardens, Brooklyn, NY


Shinsuke Aso performing SAPC

June 2008

MINUS SPACE presents Shinsuke Aso: Postcard (SAPC) — part installation, part performance, part micro enterprise. SAPC is a postcard company run by artist Shinsuke Aso as a long-term performance. He makes postcards with found cardboard, packages, newspapers, and magazines, and then sells them for 25 cents each.

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