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Calder Gallery at Fondation Beyeler: Trees – Naming Abstraction

2013-06-27 :: VernissageTV

The Calder Gallery in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is a collaboration between the Calder Foundation and Fondation Beyeler. It’s a dedicated space in the museum, where selected works by Alexander Calder are shown. The first presentation (2012-13) was a tribute to Mary Calder Rower, the artist’s younger daughter. Recently, the second presentation [...]…

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Tadashi Kawamata: Favela Café / Art Basel 2013

2013-06-27 :: VernissageTV

For its 2013 edition the art fair Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, has commissioned the Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata to create an installation for Basel’s Messeplatz. Tadashi Kawamata is known for his site-specific architectural interventions in public space that often take the shape of huts, tree huts, and walkways made out of wood. For Basel’s [...]…

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Venice Art Biennale 2013: The Encyclopedic Palace / Arsenale

2013-06-25 :: VernissageTV

The main exhibition of this year’s Venice Art Biennale is titled The Encyclopedic Palace (Il Palazzo Enciclopedico). The group show is curated by Massimiliano Gioni and takes place in two venues, the central pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale. This video provides you with at walkthrough of the exhibition in the Arsenale that [...]…

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Tavares Strachan: Polar Eclipse / Bahamas Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2013

2013-06-24 :: VernissageTV

The artist Tavares Strachan represents The Bahamas in the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2013. Curated by Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs, Tavares Strachan conceived an immersive installation that includes different media such as neon signs, video, sculpture, and painting, and surrounds the viewer by documentation [...]…

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Raqib Shaw at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

2013-06-23 :: VernissageTV

Raqib Shaw is a London-based artist who is known for his opulent paintings of imagined paradises. Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is currently presenting a representative selection of the works of Raqib Shaw. The exhibition was designed through direct interaction with the artist in cooperation with the Manchester Art Gallery. The solo show runs until September [...]…

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Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Enough Tiranny / Art Basel 2013, Art Unlimited

2013-06-20 :: VernissageTV

Within the framework of Art Basel’s Art Unlimited sector, the gallery Cabinet from London presented the work Enough Tiranny by artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz. During the 1960s, Marc Camille Chaimowicz was one of the first artists in the UK who merged performance and installation art. In the early 1970s he commented on the predominant minimalism [...]…

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Cheng Ran: The Last Generation / Urs Meile Gallery, Beijing

2013-06-20 :: VernissageTV

Galerie Urs Meile Beijing present Cheng Ran’s ‘The Last Generation’. The show features a body of work from different media: literature, photography, video and installation. The title of the show draws its inspiration from the novel of the same name by the American writer Steffan Postaer. The exhibition centers on a novel written by the [...]…

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Berlinde de Bruyckere: Kreupelhout – Cripplewood / Belgian Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2013

2013-06-18 :: VernissageTV

Berlinde de Bruyckere is representing Belgium at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2013. De Bruyckere has conceived a site-specific installation for the Belgian Pavilion that is set in a very dark environment. Berlinde de Bruyckere is known for her scuptures that explore life and death. For her sculpture that reminds [...]…

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Galerie Lahumière at Art Basel 2013

2013-06-18 :: VernissageTV

Galerie Lahumière from Paris is the only French gallery that has been taking part in Art Basel since the art fair was founded in 1970 by Basel gallerists Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt and Ernst Beyeler. This year, the gallery celebrates its 50th anniversary. Anne and Jean-Claude Lahumière founded Galerie Lahumière in 1963. The gallery participated [...]…

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Gabrielle Ammann Gallery at Design Miami Basel 2013

2013-06-17 :: VernissageTV

Gabrielle Ammann Gallery has been participating in Design Miami Basel already for the eighth time. This year, Gabrielle Ammann’s booth at the fair featured selected works by Ron Arad, Emmanuel Babled, Florian Borkenhagen, Nucleo, Satyendra Pakhalé, Rolf Sachs (who will have a major museum exhibition at MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne in 2014) [...]…

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Vadim Zakharov. Danaë / Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013

2013-06-13 :: VernissageTV

Russia is participating in the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with Russian artist Vadim Zakharov’s exhibition Danaë, curated by Udo Kittelmann. Vadim Zakharov’s show focuses on the ancient Greek myth of Danaë, the mother of Perseus by Zeus. The myth of Zeus and Danaë has inspired many works of art, including [...]…

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Ai Weiwei: Bang / German Pavilion at French Pavilion / Venice Art Biennale 2013

2013-06-12 :: VernissageTV

Warning: For their presentations at this year’s Venice Art Biennale, France and Germany swapped their pavilions, so please watch the signage if you visit the show! I think that this is a fantastic idea. Imagine France is Germany, Europe is Asia, and she is he, and dogs are cats, and everything is everything. There is [...]…

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Art Basel 2013 – Art Unlimited

2013-06-11 :: VernissageTV

One of the highlights of Art Basel is the Unlimited sector, the exhibition platform for large-scale installations, sculptures, paintings, video projections and live performances. This year, Art Unlimited is curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer. This video provides you with a tour through the exhibition that features works by the artists Thomas Schütte, Noriyuki [...]…

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Sarah Sze: Triple Point / U.S. Pavilion / Venice Art Biennale 2013

2013-06-10 :: VernissageTV

The New York-based artist Sarah Sze is known for her complex sculptures and site-specific installations made of everyday objects such as tea bags, water bottles, and electric fans. Her works manipulate the space, be it a gallery, domestic interior or public space. This year she represents the United States of America at the 55th International [...]…

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Maurizio Cattelan at Fondation Beyeler

2013-06-09 :: VernissageTV

Maurizio Cattelan is one of the most controversial artists of our time. The Italian artist is known for his satirical sculptures such as La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour), depicting the Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite, or HIM, depicting Hitler kneeling in prayer in a courtyard in the former Warsaw Ghetto. [...]…

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Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time / HangarBicocca, Milan

2013-06-06 :: VernissageTV

In time for the Art Biennale in Venice, HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy, opened a huge show with works by Mike Kelley. The exhibition is titled Eternity is a Long Time and highlights the oeuvre of the late American artist (Detroit, 1954 – Los Angeles, 2012) with a selection of major works. The exhibition is curated [...]…

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Geoffrey Farmer: Let’s Make the Water Turn Black / Migros Museum of Contemporary Art

2013-06-04 :: VernissageTV

Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer’s work became known to a larger audience with his participation in Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, in 2012, where he presented the work Leaves of Grass, a large-scale collage installation with cutouts from issues of Life magazines (1935-85). In Switzerland, Geoffrey Farmers work art was first shown when he contributed to [...]…

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AES+F: The Liminal Space Trilogy / Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires

2013-06-02 :: VernissageTV

Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires currently presents the complete trilogy of their series The Liminal Space by Russian art collective AES+F. The first video of the Liminal Space Trilogy, entitled Last Riot, was shown first at the 2007 Venice Biennale where AES+F represented Russia. The work shows a future world described by a succession [...]…

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Venice Art Biennale 2013: The Encyclopedic Palace / Padiglione Centrale, Giardini

2013-05-30 :: VernissageTV

The Encyclopedic Palace (Il Palazzo Enciclopedico) is the title of the Venice Biennale’s 55th International Art Exhibition that runs from June 1st to November 24th, 2013. The event takes place in Venice (Italy) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale, as well as in various venues of the city. The main exhibition is curated by [...]…

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Gabriel Orozco at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City

2013-05-28 :: VernissageTV

For his current exhibition at Kurimanzutto Gallery in Mexico City, artist Gabriel Orozco decided to work with river stones. Orozco is a passionate collector of things. This time he decided to collect something that nature prepared over many, many years and re-use it and give it a new meaning. The exhibition runs until June 15, [...]…

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Max Ernst Retrospective at Fondation Beyeler

2013-05-26 :: VernissageTV

Max Ernst is considered as one of Modern Art’s most versatile artists. Max Ernst started out as Dadaist in Cologne, then moved to Paris to become one of the leading Surrealist artists. After his emigration to the USA and his return to war-devastated Europe he was finally rediscovered as one of the most fascinating artists [...]…

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Paul McCarthy: Life Cast / Hauser & Wirth New York 69th Street

2013-05-23 :: VernissageTV

Hauser & Wirth’s entire spring program in New York City is devoted to the artist Paul McCarthy. At Hauser & Wirth’s venue at 69th Street, the gallery presents Paul McCarthy: Life Cast, featuring platinum silicone life casts of the artist and Elyse Poppers, one of the key performers in his most recent projects Rebel Dabble [...]…

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Valie Export: Images of Contingence / Zak Branicka, Berlin

2013-05-23 :: VernissageTV

Bilder der Berührung (Images of Contingence) at the gallery Zak Branicka in Berlin presents works by Valie Export that deal with expressions of physical contact and its implications. The title of the show is derived from Valie Export’s installation work Fragmente der Bilder einer Berührung (Fragments of Images of Contingence) of 1994, in which light [...]…

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Frieze New York Art Fair 2013

2013-05-21 :: VernissageTV

This video provides you with a walk through Frieze New York Art Fair 2013, the second edition of the fair on Randall’s Island. Frieze New York art fair 2013, Randall’s Island, New York, May 10, 2013. Video by Shimon Azulay. > Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file. > On YouTube:…

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Pulse Art Fair New York 2013

2013-05-20 :: VernissageTV

Pulse is another art fair that chose to run concurrently to Frieze New York instead of Armory Show. Among the galleries participating in the fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion are Ethan Cohen (New York), Stefan Roepke (Cologne), Tokyo Gallery + BATP (Tokyo), z2o Galleria Sara Zanin (Rome). This video provides you with a walkthrough of [...]…

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Kaoru Arima: And Then. Queer Thoughts Gallery, Chicago

2013-05-20 :: VernissageTV

In Chicago, Queer Thoughts Gallery presents And Then, the first solo presentation in America by Japan-based artist Kaoru Arima. Arima was born in 1969 in Aichi, Japan. The artist has exhibited extensively in Japan at venues including Misako and Rosen (Tokyo), and was included in the group exhibition The Age of Micropop: The Next Generation [...]…

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VernissageTV PDF Magazine No. 24: Carte Blanche

2013-05-20 :: VernissageTV

Out now: VernissageTV PDF-magazine No. 24, May 2013. In this issue we look back at selected exhibitions, such as Markus Müller’s solo show at Nicolas Krupp in Basel, Ohad Meromi at Gallery Diet in Miami, Keith Farquhar at New Jerseyy in Basel, Sverre Bjertnes’ collaborative exhibition at White Columns New York, and Jon Kessler’s immersive [...]…

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Kapoor in Berlin / Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin / Interview with Anish Kapoor

2013-05-19 :: VernissageTV

Kapoor in Berlin is the first comprehensive exhibition of Anish Kapoor in Berlin. The Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor is known for his spectacular sculptures and installations, such as the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Chicago. For his exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau he uses the whole ground floor of the building, including the atrium. In this [...]…

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The Eternal Internet Brotherhood 2013, Xilitla, Mexico (Remix)

2013-05-17 :: VernissageTV

The Eternal Internet Brotherhood is a cooperative camp between artists, curators and writers. The 1st Eternal Internet Brotherhood took place on Anafi, an island located on the edge of the Cyclades, used in ancient times as an “interface” for mythological adventures. The 2nd Eternal Internet Brotherhood took place in April 2013 in Xilitla, Mexico. Among [...]…

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Shirin Neshat: The Book of Kings / Faurschou Foundation, Beijing

2013-05-15 :: VernissageTV

Shirin Neshat’s solo show The Book of Kings at Faurschou Foundation in Beijing, China features a new body of photography works and a video installation by the internationally acclaimed Iranian artist. The project is inspired by the 60.000 verse epic poem, Shahnameh (Book of Kings), by the 11th century Islamic conquest of Persia. Interweaving history, [...]…

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Random International: Rain Room / Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York

2013-05-15 :: VernissageTV

After its premiere at the Barbican Centre in London in October 2012, Random International’s Rain Room is now installed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Follow us inside: it’s raining, but you won’t get wet (promised). Random International’s immersive environment Rain Room is a major component of the MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO [...]…

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Werner Aisslinger: Home of the Future / Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

2013-05-14 :: VernissageTV

Werner Aisslinger is a multiple award-winning product designer and co-founder of the Berlin Design Festival DMY. For his current exhibition at Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, he transformed the venue into a “Home of the Future”. Home of the Future is Werner Aisslinger’s first institutional survey exhibition in Germany. The show presents his central theme [...]…

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Phil Collins: In every dream home a heartache / Museum Ludwig, Cologne

2013-05-13 :: VernissageTV

The second exhibition that opened at Museum Ludwig in Cologne (Germany) in time for Art Cologne 2013 was a solo show of Phil Collins, titled In every dream home a heartache. The exhibition that runs parallel to Andrea Fraser’s retrospective features videos and installations that deal with popular culture. Phil Collins: In every dream home [...]…

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Cutlog New York Art Fair 2013

2013-05-10 :: VernissageTV

After four successful years in Paris, France, Cutlog art fair launches its first New York edition. The fair runs from May 10-13, 2013. Cutlog New York focuses on showing cutting-edge and established galleries that promote the work of contemporary artists. The fair features 45 galleries and curators that present art, installations, performances, talks, and projections. [...]…

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Art Beijing 艺术北京 2013 Art Fair

2013-05-10 :: VernissageTV

In this video we look back at Art Beijing 艺术北京 2013, the 8th edition of the art fair in Beijing, China. Around 150 art galleries and institutions, mostly from Beijing, participated in Art Beijing 2013. The fair features both a contemporary and classic art section. Among the participating galleries this year were Chinese and international [...]…

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Ideas City StreetFest, New Museum, New York

2013-05-10 :: VernissageTV

Ideas City is a four-day, biennial festival of conferences, workshops, and an streetfest in New York. Ideas City was founded by the New Museum in 2011. It’s a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and community organizations. Ideas City explores the future of cities around the globe with a focus on arts and [...]…

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Stefan Müller: Allerliebste Tante Polly / Kölnischer Kunstverein

2013-05-09 :: VernissageTV

Stefan Müller presents new paintings in his solo exhibition titled Allerliebste Tante Polly at Koelnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, Germany. The abstract paintings are mounted on a white fence-like wall, referencing the fence in Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The exhibition runs until June 30, 2013. Stefan Müller: Allerliebste Tante Polly / Kölnischer [...]…

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Tracey Emin: I Followed You To The Sun / Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

2013-05-07 :: VernissageTV

Tracey Emin: I Followed You To The Sun is a solo show and two-part exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York that features over 100 works of art. The show includes series of new bronze sculptures, paintings, drawings, embroideries, and a short film. A series of seven bronze sculptures is the centerpiece of Tracey [...]…

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The Hunter and the Factory at Fundación / Colección Jumex, Mexico City

2013-05-05 :: VernissageTV

The Hunter and the Factory at Fundación / Colección Jumex in Mexico City that brings together works by Doug Aitken, Miguel Calderón, Maurizio Cattelan, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Sam Durant, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Rodney Graham, Jonathan Hernández & Alberto Baraya, Roman Ondák, Damián Ortega, Fernando Ortega, Ugo Rondinone, Anri Sala, Wolfgang Tillmans, Danh [...]…

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Andrea Fraser: Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2013 / Retrospective at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

2013-05-02 :: VernissageTV

Coinciding with Art Cologne 2013, Museum Ludwig in Cologne (Germany) opened two exhibitions: A solo show of Phil Collins, and a retrospective of Andrea Fraser. The Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Fraser (b. 1965; Billings, Montana) received the Wolfgang Hahn Prize for 2013, awarded annually by the Museum Ludwig’s Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst. The prize honors [...]…

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Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature / Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

2013-05-01 :: VernissageTV

Human Nature by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone is a public art exhibition at the Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan that was unveiled by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg last week. Human Nature consists of nine huge stone figures that are standing like ancient sentries along the full length of Rockefeller Plaza. The [...]…

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Alicja Kwade: Nach Osten / Johann König at St. Agnes, Berlin

2013-05-01 :: VernissageTV

For Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013, artist Alicja Kwade transforms the church space of St. Agnes in Berlin into a sound- and light-installation that is based on the Foucault pendulum. The Foucault pendulum is named after the French physicist Léon Foucault. It’s a simple device conceived to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth in an easy-to-see [...]…

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Hans-Peter Feldmann: Kunstausstellung / Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2013-04-30 :: VernissageTV

Johnen Galerie participated in Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013 with a solo show with works by German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. The exhibition Kunstausstellung represents the methodology the artist has developed within the last years. The show includes two installations: Dreigruppen (Trianda); mostly forgotten or unknown artists, mainly paintings from the 19th and early 20th century. [...]…

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Richard Hughes at Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2013-04-28 :: VernissageTV

This video provides you with a walkthrough of British artist Richard Hughes’ solo show at Anton Kern Gallery in New York. Hughes was born in 1974 in Birmingham. He studied at Staffordshire University and Goldsmiths College London. Hughes lives and works in London. The current show at Anton Kern Gallery is Richard Hughes’ third solo [...]…

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Eva Kotátková: They Are Coming / Meyer Riegger Berlin

2013-04-28 :: VernissageTV

For Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013, Galerie Meyer Riegger in Berlin presents the artist Eva Kotatkova. In this video we take a closer look at the show and speak with Thomas Riegger, co-director of Meyer Riegger Berlin and the artist Eva Kotatkova. Eva Kotátková: They Are Coming / Meyer Riegger Berlin. April 26, 2013. Video by [...]…

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Herzog & de Meuron Architects: Messe Basel New Hall

2013-04-27 :: VernissageTV

Just in time for Basel’s important Baselworld fair, the new hall complex of Messe Basel was inaugurated. Designed by the Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron, the new hall building changes the character of Basel’s exhibition site considerably. The exhibition square is now clearly delineated towards the city. The key architectural and urban-planning feature of [...]…

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Hubert Czerepok: History and Utopia / Arsenal Gallery Białystok, Poland / Interview

2013-04-25 :: VernissageTV

In this video Hubert Czerepok guides us trough his exhibition History and Utopia presented at Arsenal Gallery in BiaÅ‚ystok, Poland. “The latest project History and Utopia is both tracking authentic, though seemingly improbable stories, but also those that could be true. Documents and archival materials are mingled with creations and fakes. The artist uncovers the [...]…

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Etienne Chambaud: The Naked Parrot / Galería Labor, Mexico City

2013-04-24 :: VernissageTV

The Naked Parrot is the title of the current solo exhibition of French artist Etienne Chambaud at Galería Labor in Mexico City. The exhibition features photographs of a parrot and an installation composed of bronze human heads that are penetrated and connected by tubes. Etienne Chambaud was born in Mulhouse, France, in 1980. He lives [...]…

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Dynamo – A Century of Light and Motion in Art, 1913-2013 / Grand Palais, Paris (Remix)

2013-04-23 :: VernissageTV

Dynamo – A century of light and motion in art, 1913-2013 is the title of a survey art exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, a show that brings together major works that deal with light and motion and includes artists such as Bruce Nauman, Dan Flavin, Hans Haacke, James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Jean Tinguely, [...]…

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Kate Levant: Inhuman Indifference and Sanford Biggers: Ago / Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

2013-04-23 :: VernissageTV

Inhuman Indifference at Moniquemeloche Gallery in Chicago is artist Kate Levant’s first exhibition in her hometown. The exhibition features a body of work that is comprised of the artist’s latest material investigations into the functioning of objects and their properties. Kate Levant was born in 1983 in Chicago, IL. The artist currently lives and works [...]…

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Daniel Buren: Cabane éclatée / Galerie Lahumière at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-23 :: VernissageTV

Anne Lahumière of Galerie Lahumière, Paris, talks about Daniel Buren’s work Cabane éclatée (1989) and the gallery, which soon celebrates its 40th anniversary. Anne and Jean-Claude Lahumière founded Galerie Lahumière in 1963. After 25 years staying next to the Parc Monceau in the 17th arrondissement from Paris, they moved to an 18th century building in [...]…

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Urban Art Ruhr. Art Talk at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-23 :: VernissageTV

Urban Art Ruhr – About the current relevance of art in public space (Urbane Kunst Ruhr – Ãœber die aktuelle Bedeutung von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum) was the title of a talk at Art Cologne 2013 (in German language). The participants were Katja Aßmann (Künstlerische Leiterin, Urbane Künste Ruhr); Florian Matzner (Kurator, Emscher Kunst); Melanie [...]…

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Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-22 :: VernissageTV

Peter Currie takes us on a tour through the booth of Galerie Buchholz at Art Cologne 2013. The gallery represents artists such as Cosima von Bonin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Jutta Koether, and Danh Vo. At Art Cologne, the gallery shows works by Wolfgang Tillmans, Isa Genzken, Henrik Olesen, Michael Krebber, and Lucy McKenzie. Wolfgang Tillmans, [...]…

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Peter Zimmermann / Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-22 :: VernissageTV

Since several years, Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich represents Peter Zimmermann, a German artist who is known for abstract paintings that combine airbrushing with digital arts. Zimmermann was born in 1956 in Freiburg (Germany). His work has been shown in museums such as the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Columbus [...]…

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Zbyněk Baladràn / Galerie Jocelyn Wolff at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-22 :: VernissageTV

ZbynÄ›k Baladràn is the winner of the “Audi Art Award for New Positions 2013″, an award that supports young emerging artists. Since 30 years, Art Cologne art fair supports young artists with the “New Positions” program. For the 47th Art Cologne, a jury has selected 22 young artists. Each of them gets a special booth [...]…

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Mattia Bonetti: Indoor / Outdoor at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2013-04-21 :: VernissageTV

Indoor / Outdoor is the title of artist Mattia Bonetti’s current exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. On view from 10 April – 4 May, 2013, the show presents new functional sculptures by Mattia Bonetti, including new outdoor furniture, a career first for the artist. Since the beginning of his career in the [...]…

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Erik van Lieshout: Ron and Theo / Galerie Krinzinger at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-20 :: VernissageTV

One of the largest pieces at Galerie Krinzinger’s booth at Art Cologne 2013 is Erik van Lieshout’s work on paper, Ron and Theo. Galerie Krinzinger is representing the artist who had a solo show titled Erik van Lieshout: Im Netz at Museum Ludwig in Cologne in 2009 since many years. In this video, Dr. Ursula [...]…

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Scar, Left Cheek: Corbett vs. Dempsey at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-20 :: VernissageTV

Corbett vs. Dempsey’s booth exhibition at Art Cologne 2013 features a set of silkscreened and altered books by Arturo Herrera, new large paintings by Joyce Pensato and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, drawings by Karl Wirsum, and a selection of vintage photographs and photo-prints by Ralph Arnold, Weegee (Arthur Fellig, Jr.), Walter Hamady, Clarence John Laughlin, and Ralph [...]…

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Adolf Luther / Galerie Holtmann at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-20 :: VernissageTV

Galerie Holtmann brought four works of Zero-artist Adolf Luther to Art Cologne 2013, two black paintings and two works with mirrors, one of them kinetic. In this video we speak with Heinz Holtmann, who introduces us to the artist and his work, and also talks about the increasing popularity of the German Zero-artists (in German [...]…

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Imran Qureshi: Artist of the Year 2013 / Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin

2013-04-19 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition space of Deutsche Bank in Berlin, formerly Deutsche Guggenheim, re-opens as Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle with a solo exhibition of Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year”, Imran Qureshi. In this video, we attend the press preview and opening of the exhibition and speak with the head of Deutsche Bank Art, Friedhelm Hütte, and the [...]…

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Alexej von Jawlensky – Galerie Schwarzer at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-19 :: VernissageTV

At Art Cologne 2013, Galerie Schwarzer (Düsseldorf) shows rare works by Alexej von Jawlensky. In this conversation with art historian Bettina Krogemann, Klaus Schwarzer talks about the works on display at his booth. (in German language). Alexej von Jawlensky – Galerie Schwarzer at Art Cologne 2013. April 18, 2013. More info via VTV contemporary art [...]…

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Gerhard Richter – Galerie Ludorff at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-19 :: VernissageTV

At its booth at Art Cologne, Galerie Ludorff (Duesseldorf) presents a selection of works by German artist Gerhard Richter. In this conversation with Bettina Krogemann, Manuel Ludorff talks about the exhibition at the fair, and the Gerhard Richter show at the gallery in Düsseldorf (in German language). Gerhard Richter – Galerie Ludorff at Art Cologne [...]…

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Moeller Fine Art at Art Cologne 2013

2013-04-19 :: VernissageTV

Moeller Fine Art specializes in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century masterworks. The gallery is based in New York and Berlin. For its participation in Art Cologne 2013, Achim Moeller (President and CEO) brought exceptional works by Mark Tobey, Lyonel Feininger, Otto Dix, Jean Dubuffet, Christo, Hubertus Gojowczyk, Heinz Mack, David Smith, Paul Klee, Richard Lindner, Emil [...]…

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Art Cologne 2013 Vernissage

2013-04-18 :: VernissageTV

Art Cologne is the world’s oldest and longest running fair for 20th and 21st century fine art. Founded in 1967 the fair for modern and contemporary art was once the undisputed number one. After some difficult years, the fair is on the rise again. The strategy of former gallerist Daniel Hug pays off, more and [...]…

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) MFA Show 2013

2013-04-17 :: VernissageTV

The MFA Show of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is the culminating presentation of MFA Candidates and an opportunity for new and ambitious work to be presented to the public. For over four months a team of three distinguished Guest Curators and 12 Graduate Curatorial Fellows have spent hours in SAIC’s MFA [...]…

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Martin Carrizo: Construcciones / Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires

2013-04-16 :: VernissageTV

Galeria Alberto Sendros presents the first solo exhibition of Martin Carrizo in Buenos Aires. Curated by the artist Carlos Herrera, the show consists of six sculptures made with traditional and obsessive brickwork techniques, small pieces like a stair, a family house, a storehouse, a sewer. The exhibition runs until May 6, 2013. Martin Carrizo was [...]…

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Mike Meiré: Conflicts and Holes / Von Bartha Garage, Basel

2013-04-16 :: VernissageTV

Mike Meiré is primarily known as art director and designer. He is art director of magazines such as Brand Eins, Kid’s Wear, NZZ, Arch+ and Garage. Meiré also conceived art/design projects such as The Farm Project and Global Street Food. At von Bartha Garage Meiré presents new and site specific works in an exhibition titled [...]…

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Anja Ganster: Deslocamento / Brasilea Foundation, Basel

2013-04-15 :: VernissageTV

The current exhibition Deslocamento at Brasilea Arts Centre in Basel (Switzerland), presents paintings and an installation by the German artist Anja Ganster. The works address both the magnificent nature of Brazil and the dominant architecture of the country. In her paintings, Anja Ganster contrasts the inside and outside, and with her installation, she translates her [...]…

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Collector Julia Stoschek in Conversation With Art Cologne Director Daniel Hug

2013-04-11 :: VernissageTV

The Julia Stoschek Collection will present a special exhibition titled Das Bildermuseum Brennt as part of the upcoming Art Cologne 2013 (19.-22.4.2013). The group show features the artists Monica Bonvicini, Mark Leckey, Klara Lidén, Helen Marten, Bruce Nauman, Elizabeth Price, and Clemens von Wedemeyer. It’s the first time the Julia Stoschek Collection presents works from [...]…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Interview with Luigi Colani (2007)

2013-04-09 :: VernissageTV

Luigi Colani is one of the most successful and controversial designers. The Swiss-born German industrial designer is known for his organic forms that he applied to products such as cars, airplanes, trucks, cameras, and furniture. In 2007, VernissageTV met Luigi Colani at his studio in Karlsruhe (Germany). In this interview, Colani looks back at his [...]…

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Win a Ticket for the Art Cologne 2013 Professional Preview

2013-04-08

The 47th edition of Art Cologne, the world’s oldest and longest running fair for 20th and 21st century fine art is just around the corner. The fair runs 19. – 22. April 2013 in Cologne, Germany. As in the previous years, VernissageTV will cover the fair extensively. Within the next days we are giving away [...]…

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Art Openings Beijing March 2013: Boers-Li Gallery: Tang Song and Parkview Green: Wang Luyan

2013-04-07 :: VernissageTV

Boers-Li Gallery in Beijing, China presents for the first time Tang Song’s abstract works, Tang Song: Eulogy – in memory of Hans Van Dijk. In the last 5 years the artist worked on a tribute to Van Dijk as a form o research into the sources. These works are manifestations of a process, concealing their [...]…

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Paralyzed Enchantment / New Works by Michael Madrigali and Oliver Henry at CourtneyBlades, Chicago

2013-04-03 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition Paralyzed Enchantment is the first show of the Chicago-based gallery CourtneyBlades after a major renovation. It features new works in painting and sculpture by the artists Michael Madrigali and Oliver Henry. Michael Madrigali was born in Santa Barbara, CA. He currently lives and works in Chicago. He will complete his BFA at the [...]…

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Art Openings Beijing March 2013: Platform China and C-Space

2013-04-02 :: VernissageTV

Platform China in Beijing presents Jungle II – A Thriving Morphology, a one-year long project. It refers to a space-time pattern in the shape of a diffusing, proliferating and growing process instead of a more conventional exhibition mode. The idea is to introduce a context for the audience to emulate, discuss and interact with art. [...]…

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Alex Katz – Landscapes / Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich

2013-04-01 :: VernissageTV

Landscapes is the title of the current solo show of the American painter Alex Katz at the museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich, Switzerland. At first, this doesn’t seem to be the typical exhibition for a museum that is dedicated to concrete, constructivist, and conceptual art. And indeed, many visitors seem to be surprised or even [...]…

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New Figuration at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing

2013-03-29 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition New Figuration at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery in Beijing presents works by the artists Chen Han, Guo Hongwei, Lu Chao, Zhang Shujian, and Zhu Xinyu. New Figuration: Chaper 1 at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery shows the works by Chen Han, Guo Hongwei, Lu Chao, Zhang Shujian and Zhu Xinyu. Zhang Shujian sketches photorealistic [...]…

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Alberto Burri: Black Cellotex. Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

2013-03-27 :: VernissageTV

Alberto Burri (1915-1995) was an Italian painter and sculptor. For his works, he used unusual materials such as tar, resin, and plastic cements in the attempt to expand the potential of painting. The gallery Luxembourg & Dayan in New York City is currently presenting a solo show with rare late works of Alberto Burri, titled [...]…

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Interview with Duke Riley / Magnan Metz Gallery at The Armory Show 2013

2013-03-24 :: VernissageTV

Magnan Metz Gallery participated in The Armory Show 2013 with a solo presentation of New York-based artist Duke Riley. Riley is best known for “attacking” the cruise ship Queen Mary 2 with his self-built replica of America’s first submarine. For his solo show at The Armory Show 2013, he conceived a work that is closely [...]…

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Julius Eastman: Gay Guerrilla at Kunsthalle Basel / Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc: Songs for a Mad King

2013-03-22 :: VernissageTV

Gay Guerrilla (1979) is a composition for four pianos by African-American composer Julius Eastman (1940-1990). Concert played by the pianists Faristamo Susi, Andriy Dragan, Benoit Hennecart and Lukas Rickli on the occasion of the exhibition Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc: Songs for a Mad King at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland on March 16, 2013. The above video is [...]…

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Steve McQueen Retrospective at Schaulager in Basel

2013-03-20 :: VernissageTV

Schaulager in Basel currently presents the first comprehensive exhibition of work by the British video artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen. The show features more than twenty video and film installations, photographs and other selected work of Steve McQueen. The exhibition runs until September 1, 2013. In this video, we attend the opening of the exhibition [...]…

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Tom Duncan: Dedicated to Coney Island / Andrew Edlin Gallery at The Armory Show 2013

2013-03-20 :: VernissageTV

At The Armory Show 2013, Andrew Edlin Gallery exhibited a solo installation of Tom Duncan’s work Dedicated to Coney Island, a giant three-dimensional scene and vivid recreation of the amusement park. This recreation of the New York City landmark is based on Tom Duncan’s memories of growing up near Coney Island. The myriad details of [...]…

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The Legend of the Shelves / Autocenter, Berlin / Interview

2013-03-19 :: VernissageTV

The group exhibition The Legend of the Shelves was created on the occasion of the relocation of Berlin’s art space Autocenter. For this exhibition, Autocenter invited all the artists whose works have been shown in the gallery in the past 12 years to create new work for the show. Works by 159 artists are on [...]…

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The Picassos Are Here! A Retrospective From Basel Collections at Kunstmuseum Basel

2013-03-18 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition The Picassos Are Here! at Kunstmuseum Basel is not just another Picasso retrospective. The show tells the story of a love affair between an artist and a whole city. In 1967, Basel residents approved a municipal loan of 6 million franks in a city-wide plebiscite and in a unique fundraising action collected an [...]…

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Rita Ackermann: Negative Muscle / Hauser & Wirth New York

2013-03-15 :: VernissageTV

Rita Ackermann’s current solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery in New York. The show is titled Negative Muscle and presents seventeen paintings made between the years of 2010 and 2013. It shows Rita Ackermann’s evolution over the past three years and takes its title from [...]…

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Zhang Xiaogang: Beijing Voice at Pace Gallery Beijing

2013-03-14 :: VernissageTV

Pace Gallery Beijing presents a solo show by Zhang Xiaogang. Beijing Voice features new works of painting that combine contemporary elements with Chinese traditional motifs, where the artist brings memory and history to the present. An exhibition about despair, melancholy and isolation, showing family members imbued in grey environments in which optimism doesn’t appear. An [...]…

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Jon Kessler: The Web / Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York

2013-03-12 :: VernissageTV

In this video, we attend the opening of mixed-media artist Jon Kessler’s current solo exhibition at the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art in New York. Titled The Web, the show is a large-scale immersive and interactive installation the visitor can participate in by downloading a special iPhone app (Jon Kessler’s The Web). The video provides you [...]…

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Sverre Bjertnes at White Columns, New York

2013-03-12 :: VernissageTV

White Columns in New York just opened the first solo exhibition in the United States by the New York-based Norwegian artist Sverre Bjertnes. The show is titled If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you’re ashamed of me, and has been developed by Sverre Bjertnes in collaboration with the artist [...]…

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Berlinde de Bruyckere at Galleria Continua, Beijing

2013-03-11 :: VernissageTV

Galleria Continua in Beijing presents the first solo exhibition in China by the Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere. The artist has been using organic materials since 1990s, such as horse hair, skin, wood, wax, and many others as a starting point to produce disturbing and alienated sculptures. Her works stages the dualism between life and [...]…

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The Architectural Ellipsis / Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City

2013-03-10 :: VernissageTV

The Architectural Ellipsis at Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco in Mexico City is a project by Ruth Estévez and Javier Toscano. It “explores the possibility of thinking through the consequences of an architectural reason that wants to go beyond both the ordering subjectivity of its creators, producers and critics, and the entire sphere of discourse that [...]…

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Natalie Kovacs Curates “In Conversation” With Lita Albuquerque and Mollie McKinley at Spring/Break Art Show 2013

2013-03-09 :: VernissageTV

In this video, the artists Lita Albuquerque and Mollie McKinley talk about their collaboration for Spring/Break Art Show 2013 in New York. Their project is curated by Natalie Kovacs. Interview with Lita Albuquerque and Mollie McKinley at Spring/Break Art Show 2013. New York, March 5,2013. More info via VTV contemporary art search Lita Albuquerque: Links [...]…

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Aaron Curry at Michael Werner Gallery at ADAA Art Show 2013, New York

2013-03-08 :: VernissageTV

At The Art Show 2013 in New York, the art fair organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), Michael Werner Gallery presents a solo exhibition with new work by the artist Aaron Curry. In this video, Birte Kleemann (Director, Michael Werner Gallery, New York), provides us with a short introduction to the works [...]…

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The Armory Show 2013

2013-03-07 :: VernissageTV

This year, The Armory Show in New York celebrates its ‘Centennial’ edition with over 200 galleries that present modern and contemporary art. Many galleries honor the legacy of the original Armory show of 1913 with their exhibits and stand concept. This video provides you with a walkthrough of the fair on the preview day. The [...]…

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Spring/Break Art Show New York 2013: New Mysticism

2013-03-06 :: VernissageTV

Spring/Break Art Show in an old schoolhouse in Mott Street, New York, is a curator-driven art fair. The fair is in its second year. For 2013, the title is New Mysticism. 22 curators show work by more than 80 artists, who, according to the organizers, explore how digital semiotics, the internet and technology at large, [...]…

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Steve Turner Contemporary: Proyecto Basurto

2013-03-06 :: VernissageTV

Proyecto Basurto is an exhibition project conceived by the Los Angeles-based gallery Steve Turner Contemporary. Proyecto Basurto is a pop-up exhibition in Mexico City, featuring works by seven artists: Parker Ito, Edgar Orlaineta, Sarah Rara, Pablo Rasgado, Javier M. Rodriguez, Rafaël Rozendaal and Fabiola Torres-Alzaga. The exhibition is held in the historic Edificio Basurto, a [...]…

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How Do I Look? Group Show at Roots & Culture Contemporary Art, Chicago

2013-03-05 :: VernissageTV

The group show How Do I Look? at the art center Roots & Culture in Chicago presents drawing, photography, video, and sculpture by the artists Edie Fake, Erin Leland, Aay Preston-Myint, Michael Sirianni, Latham Zearfoss. The press release explains that “the five artists in this show are together concerned with the physical construction of interiority, [...]…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Jon Kessler: The Blue Period / Arndt & Partner Berlin (2007)

2013-03-03 :: VernissageTV

This is a re-mastered and re-edited version of VernissageTV’s coverage of mixed media sculptor Jon Kessler’s 2007 exhibition at the gallery Arndt and Partner in Berlin. For The Blue Period at Arndt & Partner Jon Kessler created a complex installation using surveillance cameras, life size foam corn figures, and other objects and machines. This is [...]…

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Mathieu Mercier: Nueve y Cuarto / Galeria Ignacio Liprandi, Buenos Aires

2013-03-03 :: VernissageTV

The current exhibition at Ignacio Liprandi Gallery in Buenos Aires presents French artist Mathieu Mercier. On the occasion of his first exhibition at the gallery, Mathieu Mercier presents a series of recent works and works yet unpublished in Argentina. Mathieu Mercier was born in 1970 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. He lives and works in Paris, France. In [...]…

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Michelle Grabner: DRAFT / Autumn Space, Chicago

2013-03-01 :: VernissageTV

DRAFT is the first exhibition of artist Michelle Grabner’s work at Autumn Space Gallery in Chicago. In this show, Michelle Grabner presents five large scale works and an edition. Included in the exhibition are a monochromatic woven gesso relief and a collaborative sculpture with Michelle Grabner’s husband Brad Killam. Michelle Grabner is a Professor and [...]…

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Carrie Schneider: Burning House at Galería Alberto Sendros, Buenos Aires

2013-02-28 :: VernissageTV

The current exhibition at Galería Alberto Senderos in Buenos Aires, Argentina, presents Carrie Schneider’s work Burning House. For this piece, Carrie Schneider filmed and photographed a house that stands on fire during different seasons, weather, and times of day. To achieve this, Schneider built a small house for each setting and set it on fire. [...]…

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Laura Lima. For the Love of Dissent / MUAC, Mexico City

2013-02-27 :: VernissageTV

In this video we have a look at Brazilian artist Laura Lima’s work for the new curatorial program Sexta Sur of Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC). For the love of dissent is the title of the first series of exhibitions held as part of the Sexta Sur project. The artwork of Laura Lima takes [...]…

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Engaging Perspectives: New Art From Singapore

2013-02-26 :: VernissageTV

Engaging Perspectives: New Art From Singapore, an exhibition organized by the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore’s new art center at Gillman Barracks, presents artworks by the artists Ang Song Nian, Black Baroque Committee, Mike Chang, Nah Yong En, Bruce Quek, Singapore Psychogeographical Society, Frayn Yong, Jasper Yu, and Zhao Renhui. The nine artists [...]…

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Gutai: Splendid Playground. Retrospective at Guggenheim Museum, New York

2013-02-24 :: VernissageTV

Splendid Playground is the title of a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York that highlights the work of Japan’s avant-garde collective Gutai. Gutai (具体) was founded by Yoshihara Jirō in 1954. From 1954 until 1972, the Gutai group totaled 59 Japanese artists, who explored new art forms combining performance, painting, and interactive environments. [...]…

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Martin Kippenberger: Sehr Gut Very Good / Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2013-02-21 :: VernissageTV

In 2013 Martin Kippenberger, the enfant terrible of the German art scene, would have celebrated his 60th birthday. On this occasion, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin is dedicating a special exhibition to the artist, who died in 1997 due to an excessive life. The show characterizes Martin Kippenberger as an artist, whose work and life cannot [...]…

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Ferdinand Hodler at Fondation Beyeler

2013-02-20 :: VernissageTV

Ferdinand Hodler is considered as the best-known Swiss painter of the 19th century. Hodler is known for his portraits and nature and landscape images, especially those of the Swiss mountains and lakes. Hodler’s paintings had a major influence on Switzerland’s picture and perception of itself. At the same time, he was one of the most [...]…

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Jake & Dinos Chapman: Chicken / PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2013-02-20 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition Chicken by Jake & Dinos Chapman at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiyv (Ukraine) presents the specially produced new installation The Sum of all Evil, that represents a synthesized reflection upon the central themes such as the Holocaust, violence, and death. The Chapman brother’s fascination with sharp subversive humor and unbridled aggression is apparent throughout [...]…

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Lichtenstein. A Retrospective. Tate Modern, London

2013-02-18 :: VernissageTV

With the exhibition Lichtenstein. A Retrospective, the Tate Modern in London currently presents a full-scale retrospective of one of the great American artists of the 20th century. Together with artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein is one of the most famous protagonists of American pop art. The show brings [...]…

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Tony Oursler: agentic iced etcetera. Solo Show at PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, Ukraine

2013-02-17 :: VernissageTV

Tony Oursler’s exhibition agentic iced etcetera at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, Ukraine is the first major solo exhibition by the artist in Eastern Europe. Tony Oursler: agentic iced etcetera presents specially produced new works, including a Ukrainian speaking installation, as well as some of the most iconic pieces of the artist. The New York–based artist [...]…

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Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle

2013-02-15 :: VernissageTV

Yoko Ono: For most people she is just the widow of John Lennon, or even the woman who broke up the Beatles. What most people don’t know is her work as an avant-garde artist. With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to [...]…

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David Choong Lee: Organic Updates / 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

2013-02-14 :: VernissageTV

This video provides you with a walkthrough of artist David Choong Lee’s current solo exhibition titled Organic Updates at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. David Choong Lee presents large altar-like wall sculptures. The multidimensional murals combine abstract and figurative elements. He’s been influenced by such diverse sources as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Sukdo, and underground [...]…

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President’s Young Talents and The Collectors Show: Weight of History at Singapore Art Museum

2013-02-13 :: VernissageTV

Singapore Art Week in January was packed with art events: the international art fair Art Stage Singapore 2013, a myriad of exhibition openings in art institutions, private galleries, and art centers such as Gillman Barracks. The Singapore Art Museum contributed even two highlights to the arts calendar: the President’s Young Talents show, featuring Singapore’s most [...]…

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James Franco: Gay Town at Peres Projects Berlin

2013-02-10 :: VernissageTV

Gay Town is American actor, filmmaker, writer and artist James Franco’s second solo show in Berlin with the gallery Peres Projects. The exhibition that is presented in a temporary project space on the historic Karl-Marx-Allee 87 explores a variety of themes that are central to James Franco’s artistic practice: adolescence, public and private persona, stereotypes, [...]…

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Outsider Art Fair 2013

2013-02-08 :: VernissageTV

This video provides you with a walkthrough of Outsider Art Fair 2013 in New York on the occasion of the opening reception of the fair. Outsider Art Fair was founded by Sanford Smith in 1993 and features Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art. The first 15 years, the fair was held at New York’s Puck Building. [...]…

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Mark Shepard: Serendipitor Art Walk Basel

2013-02-06 :: VernissageTV

As part of his Sentient City Survival Kit (2010), the American artist and scientist Mark Shepard developed an iPhone navigation app called Serendipitor. The Serendipitor app calculates the ideal route to get you from A to B, but unlike the usual navigation apps, it doesn’t offer you the most direct and fastest way to the [...]…

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Mona Ardeleanu: Softskin / Wagner + Partner, Berlin

2013-02-05 :: VernissageTV

With Mona Ardeleanu’s Berlin debut, Wagner + Partner open their new gallery premises at Strausberger Platz. Under the title of Softskin, the 28-year old Stuttgart painter exhibits her most recent works. Following her studies under Daniel Richer, Franz Ackermann and Karin Kneffel, Ardeleanu has forged her own unique path in the field of painting. In [...]…

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Interview with Yann Follain of WY-TO Architects

2013-02-05 :: VernissageTV

For the 2013 edition of the international art fair Art Stage in Singapore, the architectural practice WY-TO Architects created the entrance and the VIP lounge of the fair. WY-TO has offices in Singapore and Paris. The key element of WY-TO’s designs The Skeleton for the entrance and The Whirl for the VIP lounge is the [...]…

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Mandla Reuter at Kunsthalle Basel

2013-02-03 :: VernissageTV

This video provides you with a walkthrough of Mandla Reuter’s solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the first solo exhibition of the German artist in Switzerland. Mandla Reuter confronts the visitor with an exhibition that features sculptures, objects, photographies and film, and is separated into a sequence of rooms with distinct characters. [...]…

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Dieter Roth. Björn Roth. Hauser & Wirth New York

2013-01-31 :: VernissageTV

On 23 January 2013 Hauser & Wirth opened its new downtown gallery space in New York with the exhibition Dieter Roth. Björn Roth. The show presents more than 100 objects created by the German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998) and his son Björn Roth, including works never before shown in the United States. [...]…

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013 Art Fair

2013-01-30 :: VernissageTV

In this video we have a look at the art fair Art Los Angeles Contemporary that run January 24-27, 2013 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The fourth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary presented 70 international and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Art Los [...]…

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Ishmael Randall Weeks: Quoin at Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York

2013-01-29 :: VernissageTV

In this video we attend the opening of Ishmael Randall Weeks’s solo exhibition Quoin at Eleven Rivington’s Chrystie Street space in New York. It’s Ishmael Randall Weeks’s second exhibition with the gallery. Titled Quoin, the show features new collages and works on paper, objects, sculpture, and a 16mm film. Ishmael Randall Weeks is known for [...]…

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Kara Uzelman: 2013 at Sommer & Kohl, Berlin

2013-01-28 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition 2013 by Canadian artist Kara Uzelman is her second solo show at Sommer & Kohl Gallery in Berlin. Uzelman has a background in urban planning and archaeology. In her works, Kara Uzelman explores an object’s potential for alternative sources of meaning and constructs pseudo-historical narratives for discarded items through collecting and assemblage. In [...]…

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Zulkifli Yusoff at T.H.E.O. Arts at Art Stage Singapore 2013

2013-01-28 :: VernissageTV

Zulkifli Yusoff is a Malaysian artist who is recognized for his sharp commentary and deep insights into the Malay/Malaysian psyche and historical situation through his art. He is the second Malaysian to show at the Venice Biennale (Don’t Play During Maghrib, 1997, mixed media installation & painting, Modernities & Memories: Recent Works from the Islamic [...]…

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Tisna Sanjaya: I Like Kapital – Kapital Like Me. Performance at Art Stage Singapore 2013

2013-01-26 :: VernissageTV

Tisna Sanjaya is one of the artists which are featured in Art Stage Singapore’s Indonesian Pavilion Feature Exhibition. During the whole duration of the art fair, Tisna Sanjaya worked on his installation that is one of the largest pieces in the Indonesian Pavilion. The work is titled I Like Kapital – Kapital Like Me and [...]…

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Xu Bacheng: Moving Art Museum Series at L-Art Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2013

2013-01-25 :: VernissageTV

At Art Stage Singapore 2013, L-Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition with works of the Chinese artist Xu Bacheng 徐跋骋. Xu Bacheng works in various media such as painting, installation, video and sculpture. The centerpiece of his solo show is a mixed-media installation of his Moving Art Museum Series, which is basically a moveable miniature [...]…

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Tintin Wulia: Terra Incognita, Et Cetera

2013-01-24 :: VernissageTV

One of the highlights of the 2013 edition of the art fair Art Stage Singapore is the Indonesian Pavilion Feature Exhibition. The show features 36 Indonesian artists and art collectives, which present specially created work ranging from drawing to performance art. One of them is Tintin Wulia. She presents Terra Incognita, Et Cetera, a work [...]…

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Art Stage Singapore 2013

2013-01-23 :: VernissageTV

The third edition of Art Stage Singapore features 131 galleries from 25 countries. The art fair takes place in the exhibition center of Singapore’s spectacular Marina Bay Sands complex. Art Stage Singapore has a strong focus on Southeast Asian art. 75% of the fair’s exhibitors are from the Asia Pacific region, 25% are leading international [...]…

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Jordan Kantor at Ratio 3, San Francisco

2013-01-22 :: VernissageTV

This is a walkthrough of Jordan Kantor’s solo exhibition at Ratio 3 Gallery in San Francisco. It’s Jordan Kantor’s third solo show at Ratio 3. The exhibition features new paintings by the San Francisco-based artist. On display is an installation of paintings that re-purpose materials used during the process of painting, a group of dark [...]…

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Francisco Leiro: Human Rescources at Marlborough Gallery, New York

2013-01-21 :: VernissageTV

On January 9, 2013, Marlborough Gallery New York opened an exhibition of recent work by Spanish artist Francisco Leiro. The solo exhibition titled Human Resources comprises around twenty polychrome wood sculptures: wall pieces, pedestal pieces, and freestanding life-size figures. In this show, Francisco Leiro continues his investigation of the formal possibilities of figurative sculpture. Francisco [...]…

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Matta. Fictions. Retrospective at Museum Frieder Burda

2013-01-20 :: VernissageTV

Matta. Fiktionen (Matta.Fictions) is a retrospective exhibition at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany, dedicated to the painter Roberto Matta. The exhibition, curated by Marga Paz, features about 40 mostly large-scale paintings and starts from the surrealistic beginnings of the artist to his Panorama formats. Matta (1911-2002) is regarded as one of the most important [...]…

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Tris Vonna-Michell: Capitol Complex at Galerie Jan Mot, Mexico City

2013-01-17 :: VernissageTV

With this video we cover the opening of the exhibition Capitol Complex of the young British artist Tris Vonna-Michell at Galerie Jan Mot in Mexico City. It’s the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Belgian gallery’s space in Mexico. Tris Vonna-Michell is known for his performances and multimedia installations. Tris Vonna-Michell’s exhibition Capitol Complex runs [...]…

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Sander van Deurzen at Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zürich

2013-01-15 :: VernissageTV

Sander van Deurzen’s current solo exhibition at Galerie Barbara Seiler in Zürich (Switzerland) features new paintings and – for the first time – sculptures by the Dutch artist. The show is titled Please fix my horn (my brakes don’t work), it’s the second solo presentation at the gallery. Sander van Deurzen was born in 1975 [...]…

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Markus Müller at Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art, Basel

2013-01-13 :: VernissageTV

In this video we attend the opening reception of Swiss artist Markus Müller’s solo exhibition at the gallery Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art in Basel, Switzerland. The show presents free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures made of steel, plywood, chipboard, ash wood, and painted with oil, acrylic, stovepipe or blackboard lacquer. Markus Müller was born 1970 in Teufen, [...]…

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Guy de Cointet: Tempo Rubato at Fundación / Colección Jumex

2013-01-11 :: VernissageTV

The exhibition Tempo Rubato at Fundación / Colección Jumex in Mexico City is dedicated to the French-born artist Guy de Cointet. Curated by Magalí Arriola, Guy de Cointet – Tempo Rubato features set design, performance art, prints and drawings, as well as documents relating to the artist’s life and work. Guy de Cointet was born [...]…

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15 Years Fondation Beyeler. Interview with Director Sam Keller

2013-01-08 :: VernissageTV

When the Fondation Beyeler opened its museum in 1997 as new home for the collection of art dealer Ernst Beyeler no one would have predicted the enormous success the institution achieved over the years. Fondation Beyeler in Riehen near Basel is the most attended art museum in Switzerland, and also the most international. In 2011, [...]…

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Irvin Morazan Performance at Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach 2012

2013-01-07 :: VernissageTV

In addition to the regular gallery section, Untitled, the new art fair in Miami Beach that took place for the first time during Art Basel Miami Beach week last December, presented special projects with installations and performances by various artists. The Brooklyn-based artist Irvin Morazan is known for his fantasical sculptural headdresses that combine both [...]…

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Jason and Alicia Hall Moran: AiR. Performance at Art Public, ABMB 2012

2013-01-03 :: VernissageTV

This video documents a part of the performance that Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran in collaboration with Brandon Ross presented at the opening night of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public program. The performance is titled AiR and contains both jazz and operatic elements. It interacts with Mexican artist José Davila’s public art installation [...]…

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Florian Germann at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich

2011-11-25

The Poltergeist Experimental Group (PEG) Applied Spirituality and Physical Manifestation at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich, Switzerland is Swiss aritst Florian Germann’s first solo exhibition at an institution. The show looks like a mix…

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Yngve Holen: Sensitive to Detergent / Autocenter, Berlin

2011-11-23

In this video, we attend the opening reception of Yngve Holen’s solo exhibition Sensitive to Detergent at Autocenter in Berlin, Germany. Yngve Holen was born in 1982 in Braunschweig, Germany. The artist lives and works in Berlin. Holen studied archi…

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The Historical Box. Curated by Mara McCarthy / Hauser & Wirth Zürich

2011-11-21

The group exhibition The Historical Box at the gallery Hauser & Wirth in Zürich, Switzerland presents American artists who are not widely known, but who’s work is nevertheless seen as highly influential and relevant. Curated by Mara McCarthy, d…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Cai Guo-Qiang Retrospective at Guggenheim Museum New York (2008)

2011-11-18

In 2008 the Guggenheim Museum in New York presented Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe, a comprehensive retrospective of the Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang. On display were early works, gunpowder darwings, explosion events, installations, and social proj…

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Sarah Sze: Still Life With Landscape (Model for a Habitat) / The High Line, New York

2011-11-16

The New York-based artist Sarah Sze is known for her complex sculptures and site-specific installations. Sarah Sze utilizes everyday objects in her installations such as tea bags, water bottles, light bulbs, and electric fans. Her works manipulate the spa…

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Frieze Sculpture Park 2011

2011-11-14

For some people the best thing about Frieze Art Fair in London is the Frieze Sculpture Park. Located just a short walk from the main fair site in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden the Sculpture Park provides the opportunity to enjoy contemp…

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Pipilotti Rist: Parasimpatico / Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Cinema Manzoni, Milan / Italy

2011-11-11

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has some experience with unusual locations. She has been presenting her works in churches and on LED billboards, and her videos often emerge in unexpected places such as toilets, liquor bottles, and handbags. For her latest pro…

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Miroslaw Balka: Fragment. Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2011-11-09

Miroslaw Balka’s solo exhibition at Akademie der Künste in Berlin has its focus on the video installations (1998-2010) of the Polish artist. The video projection BlueGasEyes (2004) shows two flames of a gas stove in combination with the hiss of the gas. T…

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Yayoi Kusama. Retrospective at Centre Pompidou, Paris

2011-11-07

The Centre Pompidou currently presents the first French retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition shows some 150 works dating from 1949 to 2011. The presentation of Kusama’s work is organized chronologically and div…

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A Walk on the High Line. The High Line Park, New York City

2011-11-04

The High Line in New York City is a rather new place for New Yorkers to relax and enjoy the city. The pedestrian walkway and park was created by the non-profit Friends of the High Line along a former elevated rail spur in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manha…

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Robert Breer. Retrospective at Museum Tinguely, Basel

2011-11-02

Robert Breer is considered as one of the most groundbreaking and celebrated experimental filmmakers in history, a pioneer in avant-garde animation. The Museum Tinguely in Basel now shows the most comprehensive retrospective of this work to date. The solo…

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Paweł Althamer: Almech / Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

2011-10-31

Those who visit the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin these days might be a little confused by the sign above the entrance. What is Almech? Well, this is the name of the company of Polish artist Paweł Althamer’s father Adam Althamer. For his Deutsche Gu…

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Polish! Contemporary Art From Poland at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2011-10-28

The current exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin has its focus on contemporary art from Poland. The participating artists are Michal Budny, Rafal Bujnowski, Hubert Czerepok, Slawomir Elsner, Michal Jankowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Pawel Ksiazek, Dom…

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Warhol: Bardot / Gagosian Gallery, London

2011-10-27

The exhibition Warhol: Bardot at Gagosian Gallery Davies Street in London brings together two icons: Andy Warhol and Brigitte Bardot. Based on a photograph taken by Richard Avedon in 1959, Andy Warhol created a series of portraits using the techniques and…

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Graciela Taquini. Grata Con Otros / Centro Cultural Recolta, Buenos Aires

2011-10-26

The anthological exhibition Grata con Otros is being showed in the Cronopios Room of the Centro Cultural Recolta CCR in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It presents, for the first time, the whole of the artistic work of the multifaceted Graciela Taquini, referent…

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Shirazeh Houshiary: No Boundary Condition / Lisson Gallery, London

2011-10-25

Parallel to the solo show with works by Cory Arcangel, Lisson Gallery opened the seventh solo exhibition of Shirazeh Houshiary in the gallery’s second venue in Bell Street. Houshiary presents new works including sculpture, animation, and her first w…

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Kienholz. The Signs of the Times. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

2011-10-24

The exhibition Kienholz. The Signs of the Times at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main presents the provocative and polarizing work of Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz. The show starts with early sculptures and installations by Edward Kienholz…

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Pierrick Sorin. Optical Theaters and Video installations at Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris

2011-10-21

Pierrick Sorin is an important figure in the French Video Art scene. Sorin has realized films and video installation that have been shown at numerous international museums. His current exhibition at Galerie Albert Benamou presents seven “Théâtres Op…

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VernissageTV PDF-Magazine No. 19: Towers, Sand, Marble, a Parachute, Two Parks and a Spider

2011-10-20

Out now: VernissageTV PDF-magazine No. 19, July 2011. The topics of VernissageTV’s PDF Magazin No. 19 are Istanbul Biennial 2011, Louise Bourgeois at Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Carsten Nicolai at The Pace Gallery in New York, Yutaka Sone’s so…

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Azar, Lockett, Rey, Salamanco at Pasaje 17, Buenos Aires

2011-10-20

It was more than improbable that this four artists met in a common project. Nevertheless, here they are, luckily gathered: Amadeo Azar, Milo, Roberto Rey and Hernán Salamanco present this strange and seductive exhibition, at the Contemporary Art Gallery P…

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Cory Arcangel: Speakers Going Hammer / Lisson Gallery, London

2011-10-19

The solo exhibition of new work from Cory Arcangel titled Speakers Going Hammer that opened recently at Lisson Gallery in London shows the broad spectrum of the artists current work. Arcangel presents works previously unseen in the UK. The show follows Ne…

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Kimberly Brooks: Thread / Taylor de Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles / Interview

2011-10-18

Taylor de Cordoba in Los Angeles presents new oil paintings by Kimberly Brooks. The exhibition is titled Thread and runs until October 22, 2011. In this interview with the Los Angeles-based artist, Kimberly Brooks talks about the concept of the show; the…

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Interview with Roman Ondák, Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2012

2011-10-17

At Frieze Art Fair in London, Deutsche Bank officially announced the “Artist of the Year”. This time the award goes to the Slovakian artist Roman Ondák. After Wangechi Mutu and Yto Barrada Roman Ondák is the third artist who receives the prize…

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Christian Jankowski: The Finest Art on Water / Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair 2011

2011-10-14

No, Frieze Art Fair in London has not (yet) been bought by the Millionaire fair, but if the current trend continues, the only thing that separates them is slightly better taste (maybe). Anyway, the rich are now able to buy not only useless things like Tra…

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Frieze Art Fair 2011

2011-10-12

Frieze Art Fair has once again pitched their tents in Regent’s Park in London for the 2011 edition. The fair features over 170 galleries from around the world. The Galleries section is complemented by a curatorial programme, including Frieze Project…

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Olafur Eliasson: Your Body of Work / 17th International Contemporary Art Festival, Sao Paulo / Brazil

2011-10-12

With its 17th edition, the International Electronic Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil in Sao Paulo, Brasil, has been renamed according to its broader scope. Now dubbed International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil the festival is now also open to i…

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The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean: Film. Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, London

2011-10-11

The twelfth commission in The Unilever Series at Tate Modern in London has been realized by the Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean. Tacita Dean conceived a piece that consists of an eleven-minute silent 35mm film projected onto a monolithic wall erected at t…

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Raša Todosijević: Light and Darkness of Symbols. Serbian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2011

2011-10-10

Dragoljub Raša Todosijević represents Serbia at the 54th Venice Art Biennale with his project Light and Darkness of Symbols. Todosijević has conceived his participation as exhibition divided in three interdependent parts. The first part titled “Jour…

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Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981 / The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

2011-10-07

As part of the The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles has put up the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to examine contemporary art in California of the years 1974-1981. On display are…

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Cosima von Bonin: Grandville and the Decision at Grandville / Daniel Buchholz, Berlin

2011-10-06

For the current solo exhibition at Galerie Daniel Buchholz in Berlin, artist Cosima von Bonin chose to show her earliest work throught to her most recent. The show is titled Grandville and the Decision at Grandville. Cosima von Bonin is one of the most we…

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8th Mercosul Biennial: Essays on Geopoetics / Ensaios de Geopoética

2011-10-05

The 8th Mercosul Biennial’s theme is “Essays on Geopoetics”. It brings together 105 artists from 31 countries that deal with topics relevant to this discussion: mapping, colonization, border, customs, international alliances, constructio…

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Trespass Parade Downtown Los Angeles

2011-10-04

One of the highlights of the infinite number of events that took place on the opening weekend of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative was the Trespass Parade. The Trespass Art Parade is a collaborative project between Arto Lindsay, Rirkrit T…

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Pulse Los Angeles Art Fair

2011-10-03

Pulse Art Fair, too, has made it to Los Angeles. The fair has pitched its tent on the deck of a car park not far from Art Platform. The fair is dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is devided into two sections. The IMPULSE section presents galleries i…

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Art Platform Los Angeles / Vernissage

2011-10-02

Art Platform is a new art fair in Los Angeles, organized by Merchandise Mart (Armory Show, Volta) at the L.A. Mart in Downtown Los Angeles. The fair presents modern and contemporary art and features dealers such as Max Wigram Gallery, Franklin Parrasch Ga…

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Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion / Philadelphia Museum of Art

2011-09-30

Zaha Hadid is one of the world’s most popular architects and designers. The Iraqi-British architect created landmark buildings such as the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany; the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria; the Chanel Mobile Ar…

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Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: For Those Who Wait / DUMBO Arts Festival 2011

2011-09-29

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is a New Media artist based in New York City. For the DUMBO Arts Festival 2011 he created an audio-visual installation that consists of 24 video mapped clocks. The audience can manipulate the clocks via a crank that speeds up or slo…

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Isidro Blasco: Tilted. Installation at Smack Mellon

2011-09-28

As part of the DUMBO Arts Festival, the art space Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York opened an exhibition with a large-scale installation by Isidro Blasco. New York-based artist Blasco is known for his photographic sculptures and multimedia installations…

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David Byrne: Tight Spot / The Pace Gallery, New York

2011-09-27

Musician and artist David Byrne, best known as founding member of the band Talking Heads, created a site-specific outdoor installation under New Yorks High Line at 25th Street. The work is titled Tight Spot and inaugurates a space that has recently been a…

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Carsten Nicolai: Pionier / The Pace Gallery, New York

2011-09-26

The German artist Carsten Nicolai is known for his works that experiment with perception and phenomenology. At The Pace Gallery in New York he presents two works that play with the laws of nature and optical illusion: One of them is the work Raster Gradie…

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Yutaka Sone: Island / David Zwirner, New York

2011-09-23

Japanese artist Yutaka Sone’s current exhibition at David Zwirner in New York brings together marble sculptures and trees made predominantly from rattan. It’s Yutaka Sone’s fifth solo show since his first exhibition at the gallery in 199…

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Tomás Saraceno: Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin / Opening

2011-09-21

Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin is Tomás Saraceno’s largest solo presentation to date. It features approximately 20 of his balloon models in various sizes. During the setting up of the exhibition, VernissageTV had…

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Dream and Reality – Modern and Contemporary Women Artists From Turkey / Istanbul Modern

2011-09-20

A new exhibition at the Istanbul Modern brings together modern and contemporary women artists from Turkey in its new exhibition “Dream and Reality”. The show has its focus on the work produced by women artists for more than a century. Curated by Fat…

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:mentalKLINIK: That’s Fucking Awesome / Galerist, Istanbul

2011-09-19

Coinciding with the Istanbul Biennial 2011, Istanbul’s Galerist gallery presents a survey exhibition of works by the Turkish artist duo :mentalKLINIK. The show is titled That’s Fucking Awesome and presents ten years of work by Yasemin Baydar a…

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Louise Bourgeois: À L’Infini. Artist Talk with Jerry Gorovoy at Fondation Beyeler

2011-09-15

Jerry Gorovoy was Louise Bourgeois assistant for more than 30 years. He is a profound expert of her work. In this conversation with Dr. Ulf Küster, the curator of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: À L’Infini at Fondation Beyeler, Jerry Gorovoy talks…

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A Year from Monday. 365 Days Cage at Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2011-09-14

On the occasion of John Cage’s 100th birthday in 2012, the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) in Berlin honors the innovative composer with an interdisciplinary art project. A Year from Monday. 365 Days Cage presents artistic comments on Cage tha…

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Nik Nowak: Panzer. Sound Performance at Infernoesque Berlin

2011-09-13

Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak likes to rock his audience with strange-looking mobile sound systems that emit bass-driven electronic music. His creations bear names like Baron Bass, Sackkarre (sack barrow), Mobile Booster. They are a mixture between extrav…

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Tomás Saraceno: Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin / Interview with Tomás Saraceno

2011-09-12

Tomás Saraceno’s work received broader attention in 2009 when he filled the main hall of the Padiglione Centrale in the Giardini at the 53rd Venice Art Biennial. His spider web-like installation created an immersive experience that was fascinating the vis…

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ABC – Art Berlin Contemporary 2011: About Painting

2011-09-08

This year’s ABC – Art Berlin Contemporary runs under the motto: About Painting. But it’s not strictly painting. Visitors to the fair will also find sculpture, drawing, video etc. Some of them are more “painterly” than others.…

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Sigalit Landau, Pavilion of Israel, Venice Art Biennale 2011

2011-09-08

Sigalit Landau represents Israel at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Landau conceived a site-specific installation, the main themes being water, soil, and salt. The installation is titled One Man’…

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Ivan Seal: The Object Hurts the Space at RaebervonStenglin Gallery

2011-09-07

RaebervonStenglin Gallery opens the art season with an exhibition of new paintings by the artist Ivan Seal. Ivan Seal was born in 1973 in Manchester. He lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Ivan Seal’, Carl Freedman Gallery, London…

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Louise Bourgeois: À L’Infini. Exhibition at Fondation Beyeler

2011-09-05

Louise Bourgeois was one of the most exceptional artists of our time. Her life and work inspired many artists of younger generations such as Tracy Emin or Robert Gober. To honor her 100th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler is devoting an homage to Louise Bou…

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Ugo Rondinone: Kiss Now Kill Later / Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

2011-09-05

Galerie Eva Presenhuber opens the fall season with a solo show by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Last year, Rondinone had a comprehensive solo exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus. Galerie Eva Presenhuber presents three work groups: a series of bird figures, six…

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Louise Bourgeois: Maman at Fondation Beyeler

2011-09-02

On the occasion of the Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, the museum is showing the artist’s famous sculpture Maman. This video documents the installation of Louise Bourgeois’ giant spider sculpture in the garden of Fondation Be…

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Nicholas Hlobo’s Dragon Sculpture at Venice Art Biennale 2011

2011-08-31

South African artist Nicholas Hlobo is known for his richly layered sculptures and distinctive use of materials. For his work he chooses materials such as rubber inner tubes, ribbon, gauze, lace and found objects, and combines them using techniques such a…

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Cai Guo-Qiang: 1040M Underground. Solo Exhibition at Izolyatsia Art Center in Donetsk, Ukraine

2011-08-29

Izolyatsia is a new art center in the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. The center just opened with a solo exhibition of Cai Guo-Qiang. The show titled 1040M Underground is New York-based artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Ukraine. T…

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The Journey to the East at Galeria Arsenal in Bialystok, Poland / Interview with Curator Monika Szewczyk

2011-08-26

The Journey to the East is an exhibition that takes its visitors on a trip to the post communist countries in Eastern Europe. 40 artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have been invited, along with artists from Poland. Th…

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Hiroki Tsukuda: New Tokyo at Galerie Lena Brüning, Berlin

2011-08-24

Galerie Lena Brüning in Berlin / Germany presents for the first time in Europe works by the Japanese artist Hiroki Tsukuda. In his new series of black and white drawings titled New Tokyo, he deals with the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Tokyo has changed af…

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Dieter Roth: Selves. Retrospective at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Switzerland

2011-08-22

Dieter Roth (1930-1998) is considered as one of the great universal artists of the 20th century. Multi-talented, he worked in all kind of media: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video. He was also a poet, musician and graphic desig…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Olaf Breuning at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich (2007)

2011-08-19

In 2007, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich, Switzerland presented a large-scale installation by Olaf Breuning. The exhibition was Olaf Breuning’s largest solo show in Switzerland at that time. The Swiss artist conceived an architecture…

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Orkhan Huseynov at Arsenal Gallery: The Journey To The East, Białystok, Poland

2011-08-17

In this video Azerian artist Orkhan Huseynov tells us about his two works exhibited at The Journey To the East Exhibition in Białystok, Poland. Occupied is an installation about notion of military occupation. Although the theme of artwork is serious, the…

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Ahmed Basiony: Thirty Days of Running in the Space / Egypt Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2011

2011-08-15

Egypts contribution to the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is a tribute to the artist, musician and professor Ahmed Basiony. Ahmed Basiony (1978 – 2011) was killed on Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 28, 2011,…

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Volodymyr Kuznetsov: Small Fiat 126p. Monument to the 90s. Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok / Poland

2011-08-12

Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Kuznetsov presents his latest installation in the context of The Journey To The East exhibition presented at Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok / Poland. This installation titled Small Fiat 126p is a kind of monument, it commemorates…

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The Garden of Forking Paths Outdoor Sculpture Project. Part 2.

2011-08-10

The Garden of Forking Paths is the title of an outdoor sculpture project, which the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is staging on the Blum family estate in Samstagern near Zürich, Switzerland. The exhibition, curated by the Migros Museum’s directo…

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Diohandi: Beyond Reform / Greek Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2011

2011-08-08

While other pavilions overwhelm visitors with visual impressions, the Greek pavilion is more or less empty. The Greek artist Diohandi who is representing Greece at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia conceived a site-speci…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Robert Kusmirowski: DATAmatic 880 / Performance (2007)

2011-08-05

The Polish artist Robert Kusmirowski is known for his elaborate installations and performances. For the Barbican Center in London he created a replica of a World War Two-era bunker (Bunker, 2010). In Zürich he tranformed the Migros Museum für Gegenwartsku…

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Gelitin Installation and Performance: Gelatin Pavilion – Some Like it Hot!

2011-07-29

The Vienna-based art collective Gelitin is know for their unconventional exhibitions, installations, and performances. For their participation in the Venice Art Biennale 2011 they conceived the Gelatin Pavilion, located in the Giardini delle Vergini (Arse…

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VernissageTV PDF-Magazine No. 18: Ai Weiwei’s Architecture, Matti Suuronen’s Futuro, Guerra de la Paz’ Venice

2011-07-28

Out now: VernissageTV PDF-magazine No. 18, July 2011. VernissageTV’s PDF Magazin No. 18 has its focus on the two major art events this year, the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, and Art 42 Basel. Highlights of No. 18…

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Dolores Casares. Solo Exhibition at Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011-07-27

This episode covers the opening of the solo exhibiton of Dolores Casares at Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this show, the Argentine artist, art teacher and curator presents sculptures made of acrylic, which explore the aesthetics of light an…

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Clemencia Labin: Velada Santa Lucía / Venice Art Biennale 2011 / Interview

2011-07-25

Three artists are representing Venezuela at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy: Bassim Francisco, Yoshi, and Clemencia Labin. While Bassim Francisco and Yoshi exhibit artworks of individual character, Cle…

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Andrew Bush: Vector Portraits / Interview

2011-07-22

As part of the exhibition Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland presents works from the Vector Portraits series of Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Bush. The Vector Portraits are photographs of people in their cars that…

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Empty Zones. Russian Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2011

2011-07-20

Andrei Monastyrski and the Collective Actions group represent Russia at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. The Collective Actions group was founded by Andrei Monastyrski in 1976. Its members are Nikita A…

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Ai Weiwei: Art / Architecture at Kunsthaus Bregenz

2011-07-18

The Kunsthaus in Bregenz / Austria explores the architectural work of Ai Weiwei with a solo show titled Art / Architecture. While not as widely presented as his artistic oeuvre, Ai Weiwei’s work in the field of architecture is extremely important fo…

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Federico Díaz: Outside Itself. Robot-Assembled Sculpture at Venice Biennale 2011

2011-07-15

Prague-based artist Federico Díaz is known for his work that combines art and technology. For the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice / Italy he conceived a new work that uses sensors and two industrial robots to cre…

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Paweł Janicki: Oceanus. Interactive Installation at WRO Art Center, Wrocław / Interview

2011-07-14

In this video by VernissageTV correspondent Ania Ejsmont Pawel Janicki tells us about his recent installation, Oceanus. This work is an approach to non-linear narration. The idea of the work, on the levels of structure and story, refers to the concept of…

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Norma Jeane: #Jan25… at Venice Biennale 2011

2011-07-13

Norma Jeane: #Jan25 (#Sidibouzid, #Feb12, #Feb14, #Feb17…) Norma Jeane at Venice Biennale 2011, Giardini di Castello, Venice / Italy, June 2, 2011. More info via VTV contemporary art search Norma Jeane: Links | Videos | Images | More Images…

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Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011: Interview with Thomas Hirschhorn

2011-07-12

Thomas Hirschhorn represents Switzerland at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Shortly before the official opening of the pavilion, VernissageTV’s correspondent Gürsoy Dogtas met with Thomas Hirschhorn t…

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Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

2011-07-11

Incidentes de viaje espejo en Yucatán y otros lugares at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City is an exhibition that is loosely inspired by the travels of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood in Yucatan, Chiapas and Central America in 1839 and 1841, and the…

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Monica Bonvicini: 15 Steps to the Virgin at Venice Biennale 2011

2011-07-08

For the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the artist Monica Bonvicini conceived a series of three new sculptures. It’s Monica Bonvicini’s third participation in the Venice Biennale. The title of the series of st…

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NADA Director Heather Hubbs on NADA and the Collaboration with Art Cologne

2011-07-07

Between the preview days of Venice Biennale 2011 and Art 42 Basel the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Art Cologne announced their collaboration for the 2012 edition of Art Cologne. NADA will exhibit for the first time at Art Cologne – Internationaler…

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Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am. Museum Tinguely, Basel

2011-07-06

In 1886, the German engineer Karl Benz was awarded the patent for his Motorwagen, generally acknowledged as the first modern automobile. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the car, several art museums are dedicating exhibitions to the automobile.…

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Lee Yong-baek: Korean Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011

2011-07-05

Lee Yong-baek represents Korea at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The Korean pavilion showcases works in sculpture, video, photography, and painting by the Korean artist. Lee Yong-baek is known for using and combining…

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Based in Berlin. The Contemporary Art of Berlin

2011-07-04

Based in Berlin is an exhibition that shows the work of some 80 emerging artists who live and work in Berlin. The show is intended to provide visitors with an overview of the contemporary art scene in Berlin. Participating artists are Aids-3D, Nina Canell…

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Pavilion of China, Venice Biennale 2011

2011-07-03

The artists Yuan Gong, Pan Gongkai, Liang Yuanwei, Yang Maoyuan, and Cai Zhisong represent the People’s Republic of China at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011 in Venice, Italy. Located in the Arsenale, the exh…

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Ignacio Uriarte: Preferiría No Hacerlo at Casa Del Lago, Mexico City

2011-07-02

UNAM’S Casa Del Lago, located in the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City currently presents a solo show with works by the Berlin-based artist Ignacio Uriarte. The exhibition is titled Preferiría No Hacerlo (I’d Rather Not) and features a wide sele…

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Matti Suuronen’s Futuro at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

2011-07-01

In 2007, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam / Netherlands came into possession of the prototype of a quite spectacular piece of architecture: Finnish architect Matti Suuronen’s Futuro: house of the future. With its distinctive flying saucer…

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Dora García: The Inadequate, La Biennale 2011. Interview with Curator Katya García-Antón

2011-06-30

Dora García represents Spain at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. The title of Dora García’s exhibition is L’Inadequato, Lo Inadecuado, The Inadequate. It’s an extended performance tha…

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Guerra de la Paz: Bonsai Couture / Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zürich

2011-06-29

For the Miami-based artistic duo of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz the exhibition Bonsai Couture at Galerie Kashya Hildebrand is the first exhibition in Switzerland. Guerra de la Paz often use discarded, repurposed or recycled items of daily life for…

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Italian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-28

The curator of the Italian pavilion of the 2011 edition of the Venice Biennale Vittorio Sgarbi invited 200 intellectuals to select their favorite artists to show their work at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. To some,…

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MFA 2011 Master of Fine Arts Show / Zurich University of the Arts / part 2/2

2011-06-27

In the second part of our coverage of the MA Fine Arts Degree Show 2011 that took place at Shedhalle in Zürich / Switzerland in June, we have a look at the work of the artists Sebastian Schaub, Alessandro Frigerio, Wink Witholt, Konstantinos Manolakis, Ka…

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MFA 2011 Master of Fine Arts Show / Zurich University of the Arts / part 1/2

2011-06-26

For the second time, the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) (Zurich University of the Arts) has been showcasing the degree work of the Master of Arts in Fine Arts (MFA) course of studies. As in 2010, the MA Fine Arts Degree Show 2011 took place in June,…

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Performance by Jamie Isenstein at Art Basel 2011 / Interview

2011-06-25

During Art Basel 2011 Brooklyn-based artist Jamie Isenstein was performing “Rug Woogie IV” at the booth of Galerie Meyer Riegger. Jamie Isenstein was seated at a classical harp. But the instrument didn’t produce any sound, on the contrar…

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Dominik Lang. Pavilion of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-24

Domink Lang represents Czech and Slovak Repulic at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy. The exhibition titled “The Sleeping City” brings together the works of two artists of different historic…

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Rirkrit Tiravanija Cooking and Drawing Event at Art Basel 2011

2011-06-23

In his event at Art 42 Basel, the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija merged two typologies of his oeuvre: cooking-as-event and political drawing. It was first launched under the title “who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green” at 100 Tonson Gallery…

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Neo Rauch at Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

2011-06-23

The summer exhibition 2011 at the Museum Frieder Burda is dedicated to the German painter and principal artist of the New Leipzig School, Neo Rauch. The show presents around 40 main works from the past 20 years. Many of these works are publicly exhibited…

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Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla: Gloria. US Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-22

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla represent the United States of America at the Venice Biennale 2011. Their exhibition titled “Gloria” features a military tank turned upside down with a treadmill on top, an organ with fully functioning…

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Together in Electric Dreams. Inaugural Exhibition, House of Electronic Arts Basel

2011-06-21

The House of Electronic Arts in Basel / Switzerland is dedicated to exploring art that employs media technology and reflects on the social, economic and political aspects of our daily use of “electronics”. The inaugural exhibition, curated by Raffael Döri…

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Bayrol Jimenez: Displacement / Interview

2011-06-11

In the No Holds Barred section of Art Amsterdam 2011, Galerie Dukan Hourdequin Paris presented works by the Mexican artist Bayrol Jimenez. The installation titled Displacement (2011) is based on drawings – on the wall, on paper, and on a buggy. Vernissage…

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Mike Nelson: I, Impostor. British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-10

Mike Nelson’s work “I, Impostor” is probably one of the most complex and costly presentations at the 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. The new work of the British installation artist Mike Nelson i…

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arteBA Buenos Aires 2011

2011-06-09

The twentieth edition of the art fair arteBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina ended on Monday, May 23, 2011. According to the fair organizers, more than 120,000 viewers visited the fair in the five days it was presented in the blue and green pavilions of the fa…

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Raja and Shadia Alem: The Black Arch / Pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-08

For its debut participation at La Biennale di Venezia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia chose the artists Raja and Shadia Alem. Raja Alem is a writer, Shadia Alem is a visual artist. For the exhibition, titled The Black Arch and curated by Mona Khazindar and R…

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Venet à Versailles / Interview with Bernar Venet

2011-06-07

Following the exhibitions of Takashi Murakami (2010), Jeff Koons (2008), and Xavier Veilhan (2009), this year the French sculptorBernar Venet has been invited to show his work at Château de Versailles. VernissageTV correspondent Christophe Ecoffet met wit…

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Christoph Schlingensief. German Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-06

The Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Best National Participation was given to Germany this year for Christoph Schliengensief’s multi-disciplinary practice “that is intense, committed, and possesses a strong personal vision.” The j…

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La Biennale di Venezia 2011: ILLUMInazioni / Padiglione Centrale, Giardini

2011-06-04

On the second day of the Venice Biennale Preview, we had a look at the Central Pavilion in the Giardini. ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations is the title of the Biennale di Venezia 2011, the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy. This time, t…

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Ayse Erkmen: Plan B. Venice Biennale 2011

2011-06-03

Ayse Erkmen is representing Turkey at the 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2011. For the presentation in the Artiglierie, Arsenale, Ayse Erkmen conceived a highly esthetical water purification system. The Pavilion of Turkey was cur…

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La Biennale di Venezia 2011: ILLUMInazioni / Arsenale

2011-06-02

ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations is the title of the Biennale di Venezia 2011, the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy. This time, the curator of the international exhibition is Bice Curiger. She has chosen 83 artists. In this video we h…

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Olaf Mooij Car Sculptures

2011-06-01

Rotterdam artist Olaf Mooij is known for his car sculptures. At Art Amsterdam he showed cars and car parts preserved in glass jars filled with liquid. His galerist, Albert Dijkstra (BuroDijkstra ArtGallery, Rotterdam) tells us more about his work. The Rot…

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Elmgreen & Dragset: The One and The Many at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2011-05-31

It has been compared already to the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, and in fact the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s Submarine Wharf is an equally large and impressive space. After Atelier Van Lieshout’s show in 2010, the Submarine Wharf in t…

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Job Koelewijn: Real Fiction Cinema in Basel / Littmann Kulturprojekte

2011-05-30

Following the presentations in Zürich and Bern, the city of Basel is the new film setting for Job Koelewijn’s Real Fiction Cinema. Real Fiction Cinema is a temporary art intervention by Littmann Kulturprojekte. It’s a mobile cinema featuring r…

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AKASO. Contemporary Mexican Art at Museo Universitario Chopo

2011-05-29

AKASO is a collection of contemporary Mexican art. It brings together 26 monumental paintings and 21 videos and is complemented by a documentary film about the creative process of the artists and the project, and a TV series. The exhibition runs until 10…

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Anish Kapoor: Leviathan at Grand Palais, Paris (Monumenta 2011) / Interview

2011-05-28

For Monumenta 2011 in Paris / France, internationally renowned artist Anish Kapoor has created a truly monumental work called Leviathan. Kapoor created a space within the space of the Grand Palais. “Visitors will be invited to walk inside the work,…

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Artists Talk with Richard Serra at Fondation Beyeler

2011-05-27

Artists Talk with Richard Serra at Fondation Beyeler, Basel. In this excerpt of Richard Serra’s conversation with Martin Schwander, the world-renowned sculptor talks about how he quit with painting and started to work in three dimensions. The comple…

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David Bowen: Tele-Present Water / WRO Media Biennale 2011 / Interview

2011-05-24

In this video David Bowen explains his work, tele-present water. The installation recieived the ex aequo award, among three awarded works of the 14th WRO Biennale chosen by the WRO Art Center curators. David Bowen’s installation draws information fr…

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SupermARkeT at Art Amsterdam 2011

2011-05-23

At Art Amsterdam 2011, Galerie A and Artkitchen Gallery set up the supermARkeT, an Art Supermarket, where customers could buy multiples from both emerging and renowned artists. The supermARkeT has also an online presence at www.superartmarket.com. Harry R…

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Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra at Fondation Beyeler

2011-05-22

Constantin Brancusi & Richard Serra at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, brings together two of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Both the oeuvre of Constantin Brancusi and the work of Richard Serra are shown in a comprehensiv…

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Stelarc at WRO Media Art Biennale 2011

2011-05-20

Stelarc is a Cypriot-Australian performance and new media artist. Stelarc’s work focuses on extending the capabilities of the human body. At the 14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011: Alternative Now in Wroclaw, Poland, Stelarc presented his performance…

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Rirkrit Tiravanija: Fear Eats the Soul at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2011-03-18

Rirkrit Tiravanija is well known for cooking and sharing meals within the framework of art events and gallery openings. This was also the case with the opening of Tiravanija’s current exhibiton at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York. As expec…

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William Leavitt: Theater Objects at MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

2011-03-17

With “William Leavitt: Theater Objects” the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles presents the first solo museum exhibition of the work of Los Angeles-based artist William Leavitt. The retrospective at MOCA Grand Avenue surveys Will…

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Allen, Campbell and Shapiro at LA Louver Gallery, Venice / California

2011-03-16

Three exhibitions opened last week at LA Louver Gallery in Venice, California, presenting works by Terry Allen, Rebecca Campbell and Joel Shapiro. Titled “Ghost Ship Rodez: The Momo Chronicles“, Terry Allen presents a new multimedia work that…

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Unpainted Paintings. Group Show at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

2011-03-15

“Unpainted Paintings” at Luxembourg & Dayan in New York brings together works by Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Otto Muehl, Paul McCarthy, Lucio Fontana, Robert Rauschenberg, Blinky Palermo, and many others. All works on display have in common…

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The Cinema Effect: Realisms at Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain

2011-03-14

The Cinema Effect: Realisms at Caixa Forum Madrid is an exhibition that reflects on the influence and impact of cinema in constructing our visual culture, highlighting how cinematographic language has taken on various artistic forms including video and in…

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Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011 at The Pace Gallery, New York

2011-03-11

Currently, The Pace Gallery in New York has two exhibitions with works by Tara Donovan: Drawings (Pins) at their space at 25th Street, and Untitled (Mylar), 2011 at 22nd Street. Tara Donovan’s Untitled (Mylar), 2011 is a large-scale installation for…

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Cai Guo-Qiang: Resplandor y soledad at MUAC, Mexico City

2011-03-10

The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo MUAC (Contemporary Art University Museum) located in the Cultural Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). It’s the largest public institution in Mexico to accommodate a collection of…

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Harun Farocki and Paola Yacoub at Beirut Art Center, Beirut / Lebanon

2011-03-09

Until 15 April, the Beirut Art Center in Beirut / Lebanon is two showing exhibitions: Image Works by Harun Farocki and Drawing with the Things Themselves by Paola Yacoub. Image Works presents a selection of Harun Farocki’s major video installations.…

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Iván Navarro: Heaven or Las Vegas at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2011-03-08

Iván Navarro’s work was already very present at ARCO, the contemporary art fair in Madrid, and now in New York his work seems to be omnipresent. At The Armory Show, one of the highlights was his site-specific installation at the booth of Paul Kasmin…

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Olaf Metzel: 2010… / Galerie Bernd Klüser 2, Munich / Interview

2011-03-07

“Jimi Hendrix”, “Susan Sontag”, “Gegenkultur”, “Der kommende Aufstand”, “XXX” and “2010″… are the titles of the works that Olaf Metzel presents in his new exhibition at Galerie…

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Fountain Art Fair New York 2011

2011-03-05

This video takes you on a boat: the salvaged lightship The Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime in New York. That’s where the organizers of Fountain Art Fair chose to stage the 2011 edition of their art fair. It’s the sixth edition of the fair in Ne…

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Independent New York Art Fair 2011

2011-03-04

No, art fairs are not dead, on the contrary. There are a lot of art fairs that are running concurrently with The Armory Show in New York. One of them is Independent, the “temporary exhibition forum”. The second edition of Independent takes pla…

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Inaugural Opening of Museo Soumaya in Mexico City

2011-03-04

On March 1, 2011, the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City opened the doors of its new building with an inaugural event. The Museo Soumaya is a private art museum that was founded in 1994 by the Carlos Slim Foundation. It houses art collected by billionaire Carlo…

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The Armory Show 2011

2011-03-03

There’s a lot of neon, LED and mirrors at The Armory Show 2011. Master of the light is Iván Navarro, who put up a site-specific installation at the booth of Paul Kasmin Gallery. Titled “The Armory Fence”, the work forms an ornamental fen…

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PLC Point Line Curve. Group Show at Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires

2011-03-02

PLC Punto, Línea y Curva (Point Line Curve) is a group show that’s running until 8th March at the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Curated by Philippe Cyroulnik, the show includes works of artists who create within the parameters o…

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Zilvinas Kempinas at Galerija Vartai, Vilnius / Lithuania

2011-02-28

Žilvinas Kempinas’ solo exhibition at Galerija Vartai in Vilnius, Lithuania showcases five of Kempinas’ installations: Columns (2006), Serpentine (2010), Bike Messenger (2006), Fan Drawings (2010), and Ballroom (2010). The show is the first of…

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New Art in the Deutsche Bank Towers

2011-02-28

The Deutsche Bank Collection is one of the world’s largest corporate art collections. On the occasion of the re-opening of the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, a new concept for the collection and the new presentation of the…

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Daniel Canogar: Travesías / Canal Isabel II, Madrid / Spain

2011-02-24

Spanish artist Daniel Canogar currently has three solo exhibitions in Madrid: “Spin” at Galeria Max Estrella, “Vórtices” at Fundacíon Canal, and Travesías at Canal Isabel II. Travesias is a piece that Daniel Canogar created especia…

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Yinka Shonibare, MBE: El Futuro del Pasado at Alcada 31 in Madrid

2011-02-23

El Futuro del Pasado at Alcalá 31 in Madrid is the first solo exhibition of Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare’s work in Spain. The show features a series of photographs based on Francisco de Goya’s etching “El sueno de la razón pro…

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XL Gallery at ARCO Madrid 2011 / Interview with Sergei Khripun

2011-02-23

Apart from the general program, ARCO Madrid 2011 presented special sectors again, such as “Focus Russia”, a section hosting eight Russian galleries: XL Gallery; M & J. Guelman Gallery; Aidan; Anna Nova; Marina Gisich; GMG; Paperworks and…

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Los Carpinteros: Sala de Juntas / ARCO Madrid 2011

2011-02-21

The Cuban artist duo Los Carpinteros created the stand of the Spanish newspaper El País at the international art fair ARCO Madrid 2011. The installation titled “Sala de Juntas” recreates the moment of an explotion in a company’s office.T…

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Interview with Juana de Aizpuru at ARCO Madrid 2011

2011-02-20

Juana de Aizpuru opened her first gallery in Sevilla in 1970. In 2010, she celebrated her 40th Anniversary. In 1983 she opened a second gallery in Madrid. She created ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair in 1982 and was for a long time the director of…

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Interview with ARCO Director Carlos Urroz / ARCO Madrid 2011

2011-02-18

Carlos Urroz was Deputy Director of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid, from 1994 to 1998. Last year, he was appointed Director of the fair, succeeding Lourdes Fernández. In this video interview the new director of ARCO talks about th…

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Edith Dekyndt: Dieu rend visite à Newton / Fri Art – Centre d’Art de Fribourg, Switzerland

2011-02-17

Belgian artist Edith Dekyndt’s solo show “Dieu rend visite à Newton” at Fri Art – Centre d’Art de Fribourg is the first major exhibition in Switzerland. The show presents works specifically produced for the Centre, as well as…

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ARCO Madrid 2011

2011-02-17

Under the new director of the art fair, Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file. Related Articles:Interview with ARCO Director Carlos Urroz / ARCO Madrid 2011…

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London Art Fair 2011

2011-01-21

Yes, Frieze is not the only art fair in London (but the coolest – whether this is a compliment or not, I’m not sure). London Art Fair is different – very different. It’s the first time that VernissageTV visited the fair, and apart…

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Ivan Argote: Caliente at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

2011-01-20

On the same evening as the Claude Rutault-retrospective, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris opened a solo exhibition of works by the artist Ivan Argote. Ivan argote was born in 1983 in Bogotá. He lives and works in New York and Paris. His solo show at Emm…

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Alexandre Joly at Galerie Römerapotheke, Zürich

2011-01-19

Galerie Römerapotheke starts into the new year with a solo exhibition with works by the artist Alexandre Joly. “Alexandre Joly work is based on an imaginary universe of the marvelous and the strange, the macabre and the playful. In installations and…

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Sigmar Polke – A Tribute / Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2011-01-17

The Akademie der Künste in Berlin just opened the exhibition Sigmar Polke – A tribute. Accounts of an artists friendship Polke/Staeck. In his tribute to Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), Klaus Staeck looks onto a four-decade-long friendship and working relationsh…

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Heimo Zobernig: Ohne Titel (in Red) / Kunsthalle Zürich

2011-01-16

Due to the conversion and renovation of its permanent home at the Löwenbräu Areal the Kunsthalle Zürich temporarily resides at the Museum Bärerngasse. The current exhibition presents Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig, who is viewed as a key figure of the Aus…

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NON. Nemanja Cvijanović – Ivan Moudov at Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris

2011-01-13

NON is the title of an exhibition at Galerie Alberta Pane in Paris / France that brings together two conceptual artists: Nemanja Cvijanović from Croatia and Ivan Moudov from Bulgaria. On display are a video of a red flag that is actually white; a video wi…

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Claude Rutault: Exposition – Suicide at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

2011-01-12

Exposition – suicide is French artist Claude Rutault’s first solo exhibition at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. On display are 23 works, both historical works from the 1970s in particular (definition- method 208c painting, depainting, repainting an…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Tara Donovan: Untitled (Plastic Cups) at PaceWildenstein (2006)

2011-01-11

This is the first episode in our new series r3 that highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. The series starts with a short that document…

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Pierrette Bloch Retrospective at Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

2011-01-10

Last week, the Karsten Greve Gallery in Paris opened an exhibition of the work of the French artist Pierrette Bloch. Pierrette Bloch is considered as one of the most renowned French Post-War Abstract artists. The solo show presents different stages of the…

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Aquariva by Marc Newson: US Sea Launch. Interviews with André Balasz and the Designers Sergio Beretta and Mauro Micheli (Officina Italiana Design)

2011-01-09

For the “Aquariva by Marc Newson”, Marc Newson has partnered with Riva and their official designers, Officina Italiana Design, to reinterpret the “Aquariva” speedboat. Riva is an Italian boat-maker that became famous for its mahoga…

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Imi Knoebel: Selected Works / Von Bartha Garage, Basel

2011-01-06

Until February 19, 2011, von Bartha Garage in Basel / Switzerland presents a selection of works by German artist Imi Knoebel. Imi Knoebel (born Klaus Wolf Knoebel in Dessau in 1940) studied under Joseph Beuys at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with fellow st…

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Ulrich Fischer: Walking the Edit: Innovative System to “Walk a Movie” / Interview

2011-01-04

As part of the platform Image-Mouvement, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève presents “Walking the Edit“, an innovative system to “walk a movie”. Conceived by Ulrich Fischer, the system allows the user to create an individua…

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Michel François / Solo Show at Carlier Gebauer Berlin

2011-01-02

Until February 2011, Carlier Gebauer Gallery in Berlin presents work by Belgian artist Michel François. Michel François was born in 1956 in Saint-Trond in Belgium. He lives and works in Brussels. Michel François realized numerous institutional exhibitions…

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Martin Kersels: Tumble Room / Museum Tinguely, Basel

2010-12-30

Martin Kersels’ installation “Tumble Room” is one of the most spectacular works on display in the exhibition “Under Destruction” at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland. First presented at Deitch Projects in New York in 2001…

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Seduce Me by Isabella Rossellini at The Wolfsonian-FIU

2010-12-28

During Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, The Wolfsonian-FIU design museum in Miami Beach was showcasing the temporary exhibition “Speed Limits” and “Seduce Me”, an installation / presentation by Isabella Rossellini, Andy Byers, and Rick…

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Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich: The Great Vodka River / Installation and Performance

2010-12-26

One of the largest and most popular artworks that were presented within the framework of the Art Public sector of Art Basel Miami Beach was mixed-media installation and performance “The Great Vodka River” by Russian artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andree…

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Aquariva by Marc Newson: Sea Trials

2010-12-23

Yes, this is not the typical VernissageTV style video. But with this nasty weather here in Switzerland, we enjoyed producing something that reminded us of our sunny days in Miami Beach. So in this video, there’s sun, palm trees, water, and a beautif…

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Jasper Niens: 35-II, Site-Specific Installation at Art Basel Miami Beach / Interview

2010-12-21

In this video, we have a look at the work of Jasper Niens, an artist who is known for his site-specific installations for art fairs. Each of the installations deal with the traditional booth architecture that art fairs are known for and transforms it. For…

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The Wolfsonian-FIU Art Basel Miami Beach Reception 2010: Speed Limits. Seduce Me.

2010-12-19

For this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach Reception, the Wolfsonian-FIU design museum presented the exhibition “Speed Limits” and the performance art collaboration “Seduce Me” by Isabella Rossellini, Andy Byers, and Rick Gilbert.…

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Isaac Julien Creative Caribbean Network at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

2010-12-17

Like most of the museums and collections in Miami, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach opened a new exhibition on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach week. This year the museum presented the exhibition Isaac Julien / Creative Caribbean Network. The sh…

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American Exuberance. Group Exhibition at Rubell Family Collection, Miami

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The current group exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection presents 190 artworks from 64 artists. 40 of the works were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition. The show is titled American Exuberance and includes artists such as John Baldessa…

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Will Ryman at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

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The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables, Florida is known for its spectacular tropical landscape. Since several years, there’s also a visual art program that attracts visitors to the park, with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Fernando …

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VernissageTV PDF-Magazine No. 20: Cosyanalogueworld

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Out now: VernissageTV PDF-magazine No. 20, December 2011. The topics of VernissageTV’s PDF Magazin No. 20 are Tomas Saraceno’s exhibition Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof; the Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz exhibition The Signs of the …

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Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

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Erwin Wurm is one of the most successful contemporary Austrian artists. His work owns a very unique kind of humor and questions the traditional definition of sculpture. In his One Minute Sculptures he puts himself or his models in unexpected and unusual r…

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Haresh Lalvani: Mass Customization of Emergent Designs / Moss Gallery / Design Miami 2011

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“Form is Process”. “Mass Customization”. “Infinite Infinities”. “Number is All”. “The Moral Justification for Modernist Standardization… is no more”. “Professor Lalvani is continuing to explore the fundamental principles of geometr…

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Tracing Mobility at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

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The exhibition Tracing Mobility at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany sets out to examine how electronic networks and mobile media are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance. The exhibition presents the positions of 16 interna…

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It Ain’t Fair: Materialism. Group Show. OHWOW, Miami

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It Ain’t Fair: Materialism is a group show that the gallery and publisher OHWOW has been presenting on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. As the title says, the exhibition took on a thematic focus: materialism. It featured work by over twen…

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Ruben Ochoa: Cores & Cutouts / Locust Projects, Miami / Interview

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Cores and Cutouts is Los Angeles-based artist Ruben Ochoa’s first solo exhibition in Miami, Florida. For his show at Locust Projects he created a new site-specific installation using the building’s substructure as source material. In this vide…

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Art Public

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The Art Public section of Art Basel Miami Beach presents sculptures, performances and site-specific performances. The 2011 edition was special because it inaugurated a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art. This presentation in the public space be…

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Studio Job: Containers II / VIVID Gallery, Design Miami 2011

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For Design Miami 2011, Galerie VIVID of Rotterdam realized its second solo presentation with works by Studio Job. The main attraction of the presentation are five new unique pieces, Containers II. In this video, VIVID Gallery Co-Founder Aad Krol talks abo…

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Glenn Kaino: Levitating the Fair. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach

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For the Art Public section of Art Basel Miami Beach, Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino conceived a performance that was meant to take place throughout the duration of the fair. It was planned that hundreds of volunteers helped to lift a 20 x 20 feet sc…

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A Sermon On Art History by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi / Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach

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The Art Public Opening Night of Art Basel Miami Beach featured a special performance by artist Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi. With A Sermon On Art History, Theaster Gates and the Black Monks respond to the works of art that are display…

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Seven Art Fair Miami 2011

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Seven is a collective project organized by the galleries BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W., Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery. Seven runs parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach. New this year is a partnershi…

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NADA Miami Beach Art Fair 2011

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The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) first launched the art fair in Miami in 2003. Since 2009, the fair that is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the ballrooms of the historic Deauville Beach Resort on Collins Avenue in North Miami…

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Marco Brambilla: RPM. Video Screening at Ferrari Party, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

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In celebration of Ferrari’s latest sports car, the car manufacturer commissioned video artist Marco Brambillo to create a Formula 1-inspired 3D video loop. The work was showcased on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach at the Ferrari party at Swiss…

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Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop / Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA, North Miami

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The current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA in North Miami is dedicated to the sculptor Mark Handforth. The exhibition is titled Rolling Stop and brings together 25 works as well as models, including a major new light installation of a s…

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

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This year, Art Basel Miami Beach celebrates its 10th edition. After a bumpy start (the first date was cancelled because of 9/11), the sister fair to Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland has proved to be a big success. Not only for the fair itself, but also for…

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Design Miami 2011

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A day before the Vernissage of Art Basel Miami Beach, the design fair Design Miami has again invited design lovers to its Preview Day. The fair presents a newly expanded gallery program with exhibitors from America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Among this yea…

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Architecting the Future: Buckminster Fuller & Lord Norman Foster / Design District, Miami

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The Design Miami satellite exhibition Architecting the Future: Buckminster Fuller & Lord Norman Foster in Miami’s Design District is dedicated to two iconic inventions by architect, designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller: the Fly’s Eye …

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Guerra de la Paz: Barbed / Praxis International Art, Miami

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Barbed is the title of the current solo exhibition by the Cuban-American artist duo Guerra de la Paz at Praxis International Art in Miami. The centerpiece of the show is the sculptural installation Unidentified, accompanied by three large-sale photographs…

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VernissageTV Classics (r3): Doug Aitken: The Sonic Happening (Migration) / 303 Gallery, New York (2008)

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For the inaugural show in 303 Gallery’s 21st street space in New York City, multimedia artist Doug Aitken presented Migration, the first in a 3-part cycle of installations titled Empire. VernissageTV attended a special viewing of Doug Aitken’s…

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Jennifer Rubell: Incubation. Interactive Food Installation.

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As every year, Jennifer Rubell conceived a breakfast installation for Art Basel Miami Beach week. It’s Jennifer Rubell’s 11th installation at the Rubell Family Collection. Titled Incubation, the installation consists of two parts: an incubatio…

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Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity: French Design from the 1940s to Today / The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach

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Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity is the title of an exhibition at The Wolfsonian-FIU design museum in Miami Beach that has a look at French design from the 1940s to today. On display are furniture, industrial design, and craft by some of the most celebra…

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Gardar Eide Einarsson: Untitled (Apparatus), 2011. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach

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Gardar Eide Einarsson’s spray-painted steel sculpture that was on display within the framework of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public section both relates to prison exercise equipment as well as to the concept of Minimalist sculpture. Placed on…

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