Quay Brothers Retrospective at MoMA Robert Barker/Cornell University
Photos: Twelve Artists Who Make Marfa, Texas, a Cultural Destination One expects to encounter the Milanese fashion brand’s storefronts in such chic locations as Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and Paris’s Rue Saint-Honoré, but what about finding a Prada boutique just off U.S. Highway 90, a mile west of Valentine, Texas? Such is what the Scandinavian-born, Berlin-based artist collaborators Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset set out to achieve in the fall of 2005 with their permanently installed sculpture aptly entitled Prada Marfa, which actually stands some 30 miles outside of Marfa. The boutique’s resemblance to its major-city counterparts, however, is purely external; visitors are not invited to enter the installation. And how does designer Miuccia Prada feel about the work of art, which features pieces from her fall collection in the windows?
Tom Sachs, dressed in khakis and a white short-sleeve collared shirt complete with pocket protector, stood at a control panel in the front of the Park Avenue Armory’s cavernous Wade Thompson Drill Hall, his face lit by a bank of dozens of television monitors. Slowly, deliberately, the artist called out over walkie-talkie to his similarly uniformed assistants spread throughout the mammoth hall — “Camera one, okay, camera two. Rockets. Camera four. Join the Crew of Tom Sachs's DIY Mission to Mars at Park Avenue Armory
Shock-seekers snap up new Aussie art dare
Smell This Shit – It’s Art A truly interactive exhibit at this Aussie museum has visitors gagging, as reported by Reuters: Smelling excrement may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but for those who like to push the boundaries, Australia’s most controversial new museum may be just what they are looking for.Dubbed “the subversive adult Disneyland”, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is located in Tasmania and features around 400 works of art from Egyptian mummies to Young British Artists including Chris Ofili and Jenny Saville. MONA. Photo: Barrylb (CC)But the most talked-about piece is the Cloaca Professional, labeled the “poo-machine.” It was built by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye to mimic the actions of the human digestive system.A series of glass receptacles hang in a row with the machine being “fed” twice a day on one end.
How China Went from Art-Market Afterthought to World Auction Superpower The year 2011 delivered three seemingly incredible statistics that confirmed the status of China as a major power in the global art world. In March, Artprice, the online clearing-house for art market data, declared China the world’s largest art market based on the total value of fine art auction sales in 2010. Three months later, France’s auction regulator, the Conseil des Ventes, released its annual report on the world’s top auction houses and included no fewer than 5 from China in its top 10. Moreover, 10 Chinese houses made the Conseil’s top 20.
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‘The Dawn of Egyptian Art’ at the Metropolitan Museum Karsten Moran for The New York Times
The project, to be financed by UBS and called the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative, will begin with South and Southeast Asia. Guggenheim and UBS Project Plan Cross-Cultural Program
These thoughts were crystallized for me by one of the most beautiful exhibitions I have ever seen: “Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800)” at the National Gallery of Art here. ‘Colorful Realm,’ Works by Ito Jakuchu at National Gallery
Gallery: Programs: Japan Society ExhibitionOctober 11, 2013–January 12, 2014
Sri Arts :: Functional Arts: Indonesian Art
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‘In Vibrant Color’ - Harry Warnecke - National Portrait Gallery ¶ “I Love Lucy” wouldn’t have been as funny in color.
Russian Real Estate Magnate Takes on Putin With Appropriation Art Show on the Upper East Side Most people don’t associate Russian protest art with mansions on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but Soviet-born real-estate-developer-turned-art-collector-turned-artist Janna Bullock found a fitting venue for her installation, “Allegories & Experiences,” in the bare space of a Beaux Arts house on East 82nd Street. Sparked by the massive demonstrations in Russia in late 2011, the exhibition — Bullock's response to the 12-year rule of Vladimir Putin — is timed to coincide with the country’s March 4 presidential elections. "The latest developments are quite fascinating and I think as with any dictatorship, no matter how bulletproof it seems, it comes to an end," Bullock says, explaining the motivation behind the work. "And it is my responsibility – and the responsibility of anybody who has position, knowledge, expertise, and will – to make sure that people understand that dictatorship is not forever and they have to stand up for themselves and they have to speak."
The exhibition, which comes to the Met by way of the Grand Palais in Paris and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, explores the closely intertwined collections of the siblings Leo, Gertrude and Michael Stein (and Michael’s wife, Sarah). It casts these wealthy American expatriates as ahead-of-the-curve art patrons, whose tastes and social networks shaped Modernism as we know it. ‘The Steins Collect,’ Matisse and Picasso, at the Met
2012 Whitney Biennial Possessed of a remarkable clarity of vision, a striking spatial intelligence and a generous stylistic inclusiveness, it places on an equal footing art objects and time-based art — not just video and performance art but music, dance, theater, film — and does so on a scale and with a degree of aplomb we have not seen before in this town.
Smithsonian making 3D models of items from its collection
‘The Ungovernables - 2012 New Museum Triennial’
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