Nick van Woert: No Man's Land31/01/2013
Nick van Woert's work ranges from the surreal, to grotesque, to downright terrifying. The Brooklyn-based artist is set to open his first solo show in Los Angeles at OHWOW, where he will present a new body of multi-disciplinary work focusing on topics concerning the natural environment and material chemistry, as well as concepts surrounding reclusion and the progress of civilization.
Source - OHWOW
Marina Abramović and The Institute31/01/2013
One of the most important and influential artists of her generation, Marina Abramović's performance art over the last four decades has seen her act out such extremities as repeatedly stabbing her own hand, had a stranger point a loaded gun at her head, sat in silence for 700 hours, set herself on fire and act out her own funeral. Her latest project is arguably her largest and something she sees as the culmination of a life's work: the opening of the Marina Abramović Foundation for the Preservation of Performance Art.
Terrence Koh Set to Premiere an Opera29/01/2013
Canadian artist Terrence Koh is rumored to be working on an opera which will premiere in the performance space of Thaddaeus Ropac’s new complex on the outskirts of Paris. The opera will be in collaboration with composers from the nearby Philharmonie de Paris. No word yet on what the opera will be about, but we'll keep you posted!
Photographer - Benjamin Sutton
Source - Artinfo
Juergen Teller Speaks About His Latest Exhibition "Woo"25/01/2013
Crane.tv recently sat down with Juergen Teller for a revealing look at the licentious photographer's new exhibition, "Woo", at the ICA in London. In the interview, Teller speaks about his photographic equivalent of writer's block, and the access he has to celebrities, among other subjects.
Chris Shen Interview
Interactive artist Chris Shen took over London's 18 Hewett Street gallery last week with a new installation, titled, INFRA. Highlighting the unseen technology in our digital landscape as well as offering an examination of changing television viewing practices, INFRA is made up of 625 discarded remote controls that Shen has programmed so that the infrared light emitted by each can be controlled. The remote-grid is linked to a live TV stream which can be controlled and watched through the sculpture. The catch? The image can only be seen through infrared goggles.
Ben Jones: The Video22/01/2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Ben Jones: The Video, the West Coast solo museum debut of the artistʼs work, on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from November 3, 2012, through February 24, 2012. The exhibition features new videos and paintings that build upon the artist’s previous work using the extracted and abstracted forms of technology and pop symbols of our time to create irreverent, surrealistic, and introspective narratives and environments, often defined by their kaleidoscopic arrays of day-glo colors.
Source - MOCA
Richard Prince @ Sadie Coles22/01/2013
Opening this February, Sadie Coles of London presents an exhibition of new paintings by Richard Prince, his first exhibition in the capital since his ‘Continuation’ retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in 2008. Showing fourteen expansive canvases, the new body of work will build upon a series of works inspired by Picasso which was unveiled at the Museo Picasso, Malaga, in 2012. Each canvas features an over-painted ink-jet print of a single female figure or giantess – a symbolic hybrid of Prince and Picasso.
Rachel Thomas Interview
Imaginary View is the first exhibition of large-scale photographs and accompanying sculpture by Dan Tobin Smith and Rachel Thomas, featuring scenes of massive stage sets crafted from polystyrene, assembled and shot on 5 x 4mm black and white film in various studios around London. One such set features an 8 x 8m 'lake' of milk, in which is reflected the fantastical geometry of a ruined island city.
CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements18/01/2013
CONFETTISYSTEM, the artist duo of Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, has created an immersive environment inspired by the mechanics of theatrical staging and fly systems for MoMA PS1’s two-story gallery. Entitled 100 Arrangements, the work evokes theatrical scrims and curtains and features new and older design elements by Andersen and Ho that are suspended from above and can be adjusted to varying heights to produce nearly endless permutations.
Chris Shen: INFRA16/01/2013
This January, interactive artist Chris Shen will repurpose 625 discarded remote controls into a free-standing infrared light sculpture at Protein's 18 Hewett Street concept space in East London. Eugene Polley's invention of the TV remote control in 1955 changed the nature of television forever, and with INFRA, Shen aims to mark the evolution of television technology.