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Ai Weiwei – Berlin Gallery Spotlights Work of Detained Chinese Artist

Posted by the editors on Monday, 2 May 2011

The Ai Weiwei installation at the Neugerriemschneider gallery in Berlin.

Tree” and “Rock“, Ai Weiwei installation at the Neugerriemschneider gallery in Berlin

Emilie Trice has written “Berlin Gallery Spotlights Ai Weiwei, Detained Chinese Artist”, a short article in the Travel section of The New York Times, looking at the Chinese dissent artist, now being held by Chinese authorities, and two of his works on show at the Neugerriemschneider gallery (Linienstrasse 155; 49-30-2887-7277) in Berlin through June 2011.

Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio on March 7.

Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio on 7 March 2011

See our previous posts on Ai Weiwei, here.

images: Top, Galerie Neugerriemschneider, photograph by Jens Ziehe and bottom, Shiho Fukada/The New York Times

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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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The Independent – An “Alternative” Art Fair in New York

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 6 March 2011

Work by Sarah Pucci at Air de Paris at The Independent art show in New York

image: Caleb Ferguson for The New York Times

Karen Rosenberg has written a short article entitled “Second-Year Fair Hopes to Stay an Upstart” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the second iteration of The Independent art show in New York (through Sunday 6 March 2011 at the Dia Center building, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City. Admission is free; independentnewyork.com), where one can enjoy viewing (and buying?!) work not seen in the two other major New York “Art Week” fairs, The Armory Show, and The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory.

 

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The Armory Show – Art Fair for Art Lovers

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sculpture by Yayoi Kusama at the Victoria Miro booth at The Armory Show

image: Robert Caplin for The New York Times

Roberta Smith has written an interesting and lively article entitled “Free-for-All Spirit Breezes Into a Vast Art Fair” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the vast Armory Show (through Sunday 6 March 2011 at Piers 92 and 94, 12th Avenue at West 55th Street, New York City; (212) 645-6440, thearmoryshow.com) of modern and contemporary art in New York. 

Smith, in her perceptive and well-informed style, concludes, “Beware of your assumptions, historical and otherwise. The present is wild and messy, and the past is not exactly neat.”

Clearly a must-see.

Excellent slide show, here.

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Galleries as Galleries, but More, and Happily, So – New York Gallery Week!

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 8 May 2010

Martin Creed/Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Martin Creed’s floor at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, which is made up of 100 marble planks

The wonderful Roberta Smith has written an article entitled “Galleries Being Galleries, but More So” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at the first edition of New York Gallery Week, with its with its 50 participating galleries and its coordinated solo exhibitions, special events and extended gallery hours, runs through 10 May 2010 and is a wonderful opportunity and an enormous pleasure.  Smith’s article includes a day-by-day list of many of the shows, events, etc.  Get a move on, only three days left!

Get the New York Gallery Week app on iTunes, here, to help you organize your weekend!

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