Vera Kochubey: New Kingdom at The Art Scouts Gallery (Berlin)

On Thursday, the 19th of May the opening of New Kingdom, Vera Kochubey’s first solo show in Berlin, took part at The Art Scouts Gallery in the district of Charlottenburg. Vera Kochubey is a rising star, a painter and performance artist from Moscow, based in Berlin. After different performances and exhibits in Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin, the Art Scouts Gallery is currently presenting her first solo show, entitled New Kingdom, in Berlin.
By |May 26th, 2016|Berlin, Europe, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Art Bridge 2016 Art Auction at A+E Studios

The heart of Tribeca was bustling last Thursday as local artists and their supporters flocked to A+E Studios, the one night only home of ArtBridge’s fifth annual Spring Art Auction. True to its mission, the non-profit brought together donated works from talented New York based emerging artists for a night of bidding, philanthropy, and free-flowing tipples. Drinks provided by Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s Gin, amongst others, were passed around to the beats of DJ Miss Guy, as attendees milled and strove to call their own the 40 unique pieces on auction, in addition to other princely perks like VIP tickets to The Late Show and Equinox and Norwood Club memberships.
By |May 25th, 2016|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

The Soluna International Music and Arts Festival Opens in Dallas, Texas

The second annual Soluna International Music and Arts Festival opened Tuesday, May 17th with the world-premiere of a multidisciplinary performance piece by multimedia artist Daniel Arsham, choreographer Jonah Bokaer and pop star musician Pharrell Williams. The work is entitled “Rules of the Game” and incorporates dance, art and an original score by Williams performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
By |May 24th, 2016|Art Fairs, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Noah Becker: Fun Drugs at Amy Li Projects

Pop Art is a category of art-making that is relatively well known to most people acquainted with art on some direct or indirect level. By this I mean it is a category that has a familiar resonance, largely due to its lack of resonance. Pop Art is less about how you feel in relation to the formal quality of a painted surface, for example, and more about how you get it, that is, how the image hits you in a particular way.
By |May 23rd, 2016|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

The Art of Science: Naomi Campbell Reflects On Our Changing World

Science has been co-opting art for a while, perhaps to make itself more consumable or “user-friendly”. What does it mean, though, when an artist uses science as a platform to create a body of work? When is art science and science art? According to Naomi Campbell, an artist who finds herself as comfortable in the […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Aleah Chapin: Body/Being at Flowers Gallery

In her latest exhibition at Flowers Gallery, entitled Body/Being, Aleah Chapin embraces the imperfections of the human form to explore and celebrate gender and gender fluidity in contemporary society. The works exhibited, a series of large-scale hyper-realistic nudes, were, according to the gallery’s press release, inspired by her cousin Qwill’s coming out as being gender […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|London, New York, Reviews and Photo Stories|2 Comments

Philip Guston Painter, 1957 – 1967 at Hauser and Wirth (Video)

I think a painter has two choices: he paints the world or himself. And I think the best painting that’s done here is when he paints himself, and by himself I mean himself in this environment, in this total situation.’
– Philip Guston, 1960

New York… Beginning 26 April 2016, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘Philip Guston: […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Featured Openings, New York, Videos|0 Comments

Reality as readymade: The disturbing impact of photography (Berlin)

For the second iteration of The Cable Guys, Future Gallery invited Ory Dessau to curate the show in the brand new gallery space at Schönberger Ufer in Berlin, facing the wonderful building of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie.

The fundamental idea the exhibition The Cable Guys II stems from is that photography transformed the […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Berlin, Europe, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Georg Baselitz: Wir fahren aus (We’re off) at White Cube (London)

White Cube Bermondsey is currently presenting a major exhibition of works by Georg Baselitz, including new large-scale paintings, sculpture and works on paper. This exhibition draws together two familiar strands within the artist’s practice: portraiture and the process of ‘remixing’, whereby images are repeated and reinterpreted over time using different techniques and mediums.

For the new, monumental […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Europe, London, Reviews and Photo Stories|0 Comments

Peles Empire’s 1EYE 2EYES: Staging copied versions of an original

For their second solo show at WENTRUP, Peles Empire has designed a large-scale installation which is based on their many years of exploring the relationship between original and copy, and whose concrete starting point is the ensemble of spaces in the gallery on Tempelhofer Ufer. Strategies of optical flattening out and illusion, the transformation from […]