Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

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A key figure of the Paris avant-garde in the 1950s and ’60s, Jesús Soto (1923–2005) is widely recognized for his groundbreaking innovations in color theory, serial composition, and movement in art. Less well-known is the wide range of styles and mediums that he explored early on. Drawing inspiration from optics and serial music, Soto employed repeating geometric forms and superimposed surfaces to convey a sense of physical displacement.

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Cary Smith: Splat, Feature Inc., New York, NY

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Cary Smith, Splat #17 (Cerulean), 2010 Oil on linen 36 x 36 inches February 16 – March 13, 2011 .splat is the most thing-like shape i’ve ever seen you use. how did it develop? The Splat paintings come directly out of my last body of work. I’m still painting the field around the shapes, using negative space to create the image. In those earlier paintings there were often biomorphic forms inside ovals or circles. There […]

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Heinz Mack: Early Metal Reliefs 1957-1967, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

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Heinz Mack, Licht-Glas, 1969 Plexiglas, glass, aluminum, and wood 22 x 27 x 4 inches January 7 – February 19, 2011 Sperone Westwater is pleased to announce the first survey of Heinz Mack’s early metal reliefs (1957 – 1967). Together with fellow German artist Otto Piene, Mack co-founded the ZERO group in 1957, which sought a renewal in art amidst the ruins of post-war Germany. Created in the formative years of ZERO, Mack’s metal reliefs […]

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Henk Peeters: Work from the 1960s, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Henk Peeters, mobile feathers, 1962/67 Feathers on felt 47 x 39 inches January 12 – February 26, 2011 Henk Peeters (b. the Hague, 1925) was the most active member of the Dutch nul group notably with regard to the organization. He made the international contacts, organised the international ZERO (nul) exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and wrote on the theory of art. He was also the one who first actively participated in international exhibitions […]

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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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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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Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, 1960 Hirshhorn Collection May 20 – September 12, 2010 One of the last century’s most influential artists, Yves Klein (French, b. Nice, 1928; d. Paris, 1962) took the European art scene by storm in a prolific career that lasted only from 1954 to 1962, when he suffered a heart attack at the age of 34. Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work […]

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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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Voids: A Retrospective, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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September 13 – October 11, 2009 With Voids: A Retrospective, the Kunsthalle Bern offers an opportunity to explore a crucial chapter in the history of art. Following Yves Klein’s exhibition at the Iris Clert gallery in 1958, the empty space became a recurrent artistic theme. This chronological retrospective exhibition brings together nine empty exhibitions by Yves Klein, Art & Language, Robert Barry, Robert Irwin, Stanley Brouwn, Bethan Huws, Maria Eichhorn, and Roman Ondák. Yves Klein’s 1958 emblematic […]

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Voids, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

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  February 25 – March 23, 2009 A quite exceptional event, “Vides” (Voids) is a retrospective of empty exhibitions since that of Yves Klein in 1958. In almost a dozen rooms of the National Museum of Modern Art, it assembles in a totally original manner exhibitions that showed absolutely nothing, leaving empty the space for which they were designed. The idea of exhibiting emptiness is a recurring notion in the history of art over the […]

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John Weber: In Memoriam (1932-2008)

  Born in Los Angeles in 1932, New Yorker art dealer John Weber had a prominent role in the contemporary art world and was one of the first dealers in Soho in the 70s, leaving his mark on New York’s art scene of that period. Owner of the popular John Weber Gallery, which opened in West Broadway in Soho in 1971, he then moved to Chelsea in the ’90s where he began his rise in […]

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