The ADAA presented its annual Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in full swing with a gala event on Wednesday November 2nd. The press and benefit preview opened its 34th edition with a stellar evening, raising over a million dollars for the Henry Street Settlement – the social services […]
“Freiheit”, Freedom, is a central concept of the painter Max Ernst Exhibition, at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy. The Milanese exhibition displays 400 works.
“Freiheit”, Freedom, is a central concept of the complete work of the painter, of German origins, Max Ernst (1891-1976). Man’s free expression through spontaneous and irreverent artistic expression, and freeing Art from a certain aesthetic formalism, especially through the arbitrary association of images and distinct realities, are the artist’s ambitions. […]
Venice Biennale 2019: Artists’ Diary – Claire Zakiewicz – Part 1, Updated Daily
Alien Armageddon, Empathy & The Vine of the Soul: A conversation with Melanie Bonajo
KC: In your new film Progress vs. Sunsets (2017), you use the voice of children, the next generation, to center some profoundly fresh insights about animal rights, bio-politics, dwindling global resources, ecology, anthropomorphism, and the general welfare of our planet. How did come to work with youth in this way? […]
The Sick Role
Samantha Conlon’s The Sick Role, 2018, is part documentation and part ritualistic photography accompanied with text composing a contemporary portrait of the mundane reality of mental illness. From a new body of work developed in Kuvataideakatemie, Helsinki, The Sick Role interrogates the experience of physical and mental illness in female […]
The Ritualistic Healing of the Suffragettes
The suffragettes’ militant activities were shocking for their time. June Purvis describes them as ‘transgressing the gender expectations of Edwardian society’; they unconsciously drew on a history of riotous actions and ritual behaviour that Julius R. Ruff portrays as ‘almost instinctual conduct’. Their rebellious behaviour can be read in the context of both early modern riot and festive […]
Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Look at British Artist Ekua Bayunu
Ekua Bayunu just finished mounting her first solo exhibition at Manchester’s Chuck Gallery. Aptly titled Re:Birth, her show centers around a body of sculptural work reflecting women’s power and draws on aesthetic motifs of her African cultural heritage. After receiving a few rave reviews of her show, she was selected […]
L.A. Marler “Keywords,” an exhibition at DNJ Gallery
Last year, a Lyft driver told me “Los Angeles will always be an entertainment city first, and an art city second,” describing his experience as a gallery assistant in the City of Angels. Hollywood, television, and the market for entertainment should be taken into consideration for artists based in L.A., […]
ART511 Magazine Launched With A Party New York City Won’t Easily Forget
ART511 Magazine debuted with a massive, multi-faceted launch party in the former Robert Miller Gallery September 19th in the West Chelsea Arts District. The blank-walled, high-ceilinged space – which once handled the estate of artist Lee Krasner – was brought to life with a visually stunning, aurally pleasing, enlightening array […]
Sotheby’s Rocks Monday!
The Upper East Side’s premiere auction house put on quite an opening night extravaganza on September 25th… including performances! The evening’s focused highlight was an exhibition of the works of California Sculptor Robert Graham, new to me and totally intriguing. Then to the collection of iconic American playwright Edward Albee, […]
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