Karlos Cárcamo: Till the Break of Dawn, Dean Project, New York, NY

Karlos Cárcamo, Hard Edge Painting (Stan 153), 2011 Latex and enamel paint on canvas over panel 48 x 48 inches April 7 – May 14, 2011 “Combining my interest in urban culture and art history I navigate toward making work that is in constant dialog with each other. Through the use of high and low cultural iconography and art historical references I create a working space between both cultural identities in which samples could be […]

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

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

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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Interview with Daniel Göttin, by Chris Ashley

introduction It seems somehow appropriate to me that Daniel Göttin’s recent wall works — those in which lines of tape placed on a wall are used to make a large, dense web of intersecting lines — are called Networks.  Over a two-month period Daniel and I talked about his art via electronic messages relayed back and forth across a complex network of thousands of miles of cable between Basel, Switzerland and Northern California.  He could […]

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