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* Arts: Damien Hirst’s official website has now launched‏

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 22 March 2012

Arts: Damien Hirst’s official website has now launched‏:  “The official website for the British artist Damien Hirst has now launched.  Visit damienhirst.com to browse a selection of over 250 major artworks.  Taken from a wide cross-section of the artist’s most important series, the websites Catalogue of Work spans 31 years and will be added to every month.

As well as an extensive resource on Hirst’s work, damienhirst.com will enable visitors to keep up to date on his latest projects and exhibitions, including Tate Modern’s forthcoming retrospective — the first to be held in Britain.  The site also provides a unique view into Hirst’s studio practise by way of a live video stream.”

image: Damien Hirst; text: Other Criteria

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Museum & Gallery Shows – Top Picks for Autumn/Winter 2011 in New York

Posted by the editors on Monday, 19 September 2011

Carsten Höller’s “Mirror Carousel”

The wonderful art critic Roberta Smith has written a helpful, informative and interesting article entitled “For Spectacle’s Sake, Museums Get Specific” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times in which she offers up her anticipated museum and gallery show Top Picks for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season in New York.  A wonderful list it is, as well, including, of course, de Kooning at MoMA, but also Maurizio Cattalan at the Guggenheim, Carsten Höller at the New Museum, Sherrie Levine at the Whitney, Diego Rivera at MoMA and, among others, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, “The Bearden Project”, celebrating the centennial of the birth of the great American Cubo-collagist Romare Bearden.  Check the dates and get your calendars in order, there’s some wonderful and inspiring art to see.

See our previous posts on de Kooning at MoMA, here and here, and our previous post on Romare Bearden, here.

image: Attilio Maranzano / The New York Times

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Anish Kapoor – Leviathan at Monumenta – Photos & Video

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 14 May 2011

Leviathan (2011) by Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor’s truly monumental installation Leviathan, currently at Monumenta at the Grand Palais in Paris, is shown in all its beauty (well, perhaps not all) in a post published by the great design blog Designboom, entitled, in Designboom’s own pithy manner, “anish kapoor: monumenta 2011 – leviathan“.  A true feast for the eyes, with absolutely wonderful photos, and fascinating comments by Kapoor himself, in video, below.  All thanks to Designboom.  Bravo and merci!!

images: © designboom

See our previous posts on Anish Kapoor, here.

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Anish Kapoor – Monumental in Paris

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 4 May 2011

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Memory” by Anish Kapoor, at the Deutsche Guggenheim (2009)

Natasha Garnett has written “Anish in Paris”, in the WSJ Magazine section of The Wall Street Journal, an excellent article and interview with the renowned, ambitious and charming Indian-born, British artist Anish Kapoor, looking at his work, his thoughts about art and fame, and his upcoming monumental work, Leviathan“, for Monumenta in Paris:  An enormous inflatable “balloon”, a major departure for the artist, who has worked almost exclusively with solid, predominantly metal, constructions, that will fill the vast, light-filled nef of the Grand Palais in Paris from 11 May- 23 June 2011.

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Anish Kapoor in his London studio, with unfinished works and a member of his team standing by.

An excellent slideshow accompanies Garnett’s article, here.

Monumenta’s wonderful official site, including photos, interviews and videos with Kapoor, here.

The Grand Palais’s fascinating official site, including a virtual visit, here.

 image: Top, Mathias Schormann/courtesy of the artist and Deutsche Guggenheim/The Wall Street Journal, bottom, Photograph by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin/The Wall Street Journal

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When Art & Energy were Dancing on the Rooftops in New York – Laurie Anderson, Gordon Matta-Clark & Trisha Brown

Posted by the editors on Friday, 29 April 2011

Trisha Brown’s “Roof Piece,” (1973), depicting dancers on adjacent rooftops

Michael Kimmelman has written “When Art and Energy Were SoHo Neighbors” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, which looks at New York’s Soho, in the 1970s, with its extraordinary, vibrant artistic energy, and some of the truly inspired “lean times” work of the choreographer Trisha Brown, the artist Gordon Matta-Clark, and the performance artist Laurie Anderson and includes some wonderful photos as well as a brief, but poignant interview with Anderson.  All this in the context of the show at the Barbican Art Gallery entitled “Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark – Pioneers of the Downtown Scene New York 1970s” (through 22 May 2011) which includes sculptures, drawings, photographs, documentation of performances and mixed media works, and which The Guardian has called simply a “brilliant exhibition”.

Here’s what the Barbican has to say about the exhibition:

Performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, choreographer Trisha Brown and artist Gordon Matta-Clark were friends and active participants in the New York art community, working fluidly between visual art and performance.

With the city as their backdrop, canvas, stage and inspiration, this exhibition is the first major presentation to examine the experimental and often daring approaches taken by these three key figures, both individually and collectively, in the burgeoning arts scene in downtown New York during the 1970s.

New York City provided a powerful context for the work of Anderson, Brown and Matta-Clark. On the verge of bankruptcy in the 1970s, the disappearance of manufacturing and other major industries and the withdrawal of public services were turning the city into a centre of widespread unemployment and lawlessness. Artists responded by taking over derelict spaces to make and exhibit their work, by using the city itself as the medium or setting for their work, by creating opportunities to engage directly with the public out of doors and by building a vibrant arts community.

Gordon Matta-Clark, Open House, 1972

Kimmelman offers some perceptive observations regarding the art scene, then and now, including an astute, if sadly true, comparison of the 70s New York downtown art scene and the current “art scene” style of contemporary Berlin.  Economics, certainly; motivation, aspiration, inspiration, even more so…

 images: top, Babette Mangolte/The New York Times; bottom, courtesy Jane Crawford. © Estate of Cosmos Andress Sarchiapone. © 2010 Estate of Gordon Matta- Clark/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, DACS London

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