NAN GOLDIN: SCOPOPHILIA
MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
THROUGH DECEMBER 23 2011
Organized around the themes of love and desire, Nan Goldin's new exhibit, Scopophilia, consists of 400 photos throughout Goldin's career paired against new photographs of paintings and sculpture from the Louvre. "Scopophilia, which means “the love of looking,” reflects on Goldin’s intensely personal photographs, as well as the unique permission given to the artist to photograph freely throughout the Louvre Museum." Reads the press release.
“Desire awoken by images is the project’s true starting point. It is about the idea of taking a picture of a sculpture or a painting in an attempt to bring it to life.” explains Goldin. And this is a desire truly realized by the artist. By coupling her autobiographical works against old masterpieces, you can't help but notice that there is not much difference between the two. Goldin has infused these classic works, as well as her own, with new life creating a historical art narrative beginning and ending with unadulterated desire.
PICASSO AND MARIE-THÉRÈSE L'AMOUR FOU GAGOSIAN GALLERY
APRIL 14 - JUNE 25, 2011
You have an interesting face. I would like to do your portrait.
I have a feeling we will do great things together.--Pablo Picasso
Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou brings together the paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints inspired by one of Picasso’s most ideal models and enduring passions. The exhibition is curated by the eminent Picasso biographer, John Richardson, together with Marie-Thérèse’s granddaughter, art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, who is currently preparing a catalogue raisonné of Picasso’s sculptures.
In 1927, on a street in Paris, Picasso encountered the unassuming girl, just shy of eighteen years old, who would become his lover and one of modern art’s most famous muses. “I am Picasso” he announced. The name meant nothing to Marie-Thérèse so he took her to a bookshop to show her a monograph of his paintings and asked if he could see her again. Flattered and curious, she agreed, and thus began a secret love affair that would establish Marie-Thérèse as the primary inspiration for Picasso’s most daring aesthetic experiments in the decade to come.
GEORGE CONDO: MENTAL STATES
THE NEW MUSEUM / THROUGH MAY 8 2011
Don't call it a retrospective.. Mr. Condo prefers the term "conceptual survey"
and who can blame him? THE NEW MUSEUM serves up 30 years of the provocative
artists finest and is most definitely worth popping by. The work speaks for itself
and the gift shop is packed with Condo-centric takeaways.
AND TULSA, 1968: A FILM BY LARRY CLARK
AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY
THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 2011
viaLUHRING AUGUSTINE is pleased to present Untitled (painting), a group exhibition of paintings by artists from both the United States and Europe. Included in the exhibition are: Tauba Auerbach, Bernard Frize, Wade Guyton, Albert Oehlen, Josh Smith, Daan van Golden, Charline von Heyl, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig.
These artists and their works have in common an approach to painting that is conceptual and process driven. They are contemporaries who have contributed to the evolution of the medium of painting by using traditional and nontraditional methods of paint application to explore the many variations of the abstract mark. This exhibition is a snapshot of this moment in art making and offers an opportunity to contemplate their work together.
GO SEE / INSPIRED
AT / STEVEN KASHER GALLERY
THROUGH / AUGUST 13, 2010
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to announce Inspired, a group exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. The exhibition will present contemporary photographs inspired by iconic photographs. The show includes over 30 well-known and emerging international artists.
This exhibition is both a celebration of the influence of the iconic work, a testimony to the extraordinary image in our era of image glut. The show is also replete with generational rebellion and revenge. We see powerful transformations of the motifs, gestures, and techniques of the past into contemporary themes and timely connotations. More at STEVEN KASHER GALLERY.
GO SEE / RICHARD DIEBENKORN
PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER 1949 -1955
AT / GREENBERG VAN DOREN GALLERY
THROUGH / JUNE 25TH 2010
via GvDG Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and works on paper from 1949 – 1955 by Richard Diebenkorn (1922 – 1993). Organized in cooperation with the Estate of Richard Diebenkorn, this exhibition will feature thirty-sixworks many of which, until now, have only been seen in museum exhibitions including the 1988-89 MoMA show The Drawings of
Richard Diebenkorn and the Harwood Museum of Art’s Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico from 2007-08.
Diebenkorn’s early works from the late 40s through the mid 50s are among the finest examples of postwar American abstraction. Characterized by calligraphic lines and shifting fields of color, these works reflect both the broader interest in abstraction shared among many artists of the period and the diverse landscapes in which Diebenkorn lived during these years. Diebenkorn left Sausalito,
California in 1949 to pursue his graduate degree in art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In 1952 he moved again to Urbana, Illinois to teach and then, in 1952, returned to California where he settled in Berkeley. Each new surrounding provoked a change in the artist’s palette and in the overall rhythm of his compositions.
GO SEE / PICTURES BY WOMEN A HISTORY OF MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH / MARCH 2011 AT THE / MOMA
via MoMA For much of photography’s 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present. Including over two hundred works, this exhibition features celebrated masterworks and new acquisitions from the collection by such figures as Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Florence Henri, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Lucia Moholy, Tina Modotti, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. The exhibition also highlights works drawn from a variety of curatorial departments, including Bottoms, a large-scale Fluxus wallpaper by Yoko Ono.
GO SEE / LINDER STERLING AND JON SAVAGE SECRET PUBLIC / PUNK MONTAGES, PHOTOGRAPHY AND COLLAGES 1976-1981 AT / BOO-HOORAY AT STEVEN KASHER GALLERY THROUGH / MAY 23 2010
View selected worked from the exhibition at BOO-HOORAY.
Below– an excerpt from Linder in "The Secret Public".
"I remember the pure pleasure of photomontage. I had spent three years working with pencil, paint and pen trying to translate lived experience into made marks. It was a moment of glorious liberation to work purely with a blade, glass and glue. Almost a scientific methodology. Sitting in a dark room in Saltford, performing cultural postmortems and then reassembling the corpses badly, like a Mary Shelley trying to breathe life into the monster. For a short period I'd found a perfect mode of articulation.
BRINGS BACK THE VIDEO ARCADE
PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK
What do you get when Brooklyn-based duo Faile and collaborator Bast take over a disused store front on the Lower East Side? DELUXX FLUXX, a functional video arcade is will be open to the public from 3-11pm Tuesday through Sunday until May 27th.
Originally conceived as a one-off project in London, Deluxx Fluxx allowed Faile and Bast to indulge nostalgia for the classic video arcade while exploring the tactile possibilities of the wooden cabinet as sculptural medium. In its New York incarnation, the retrofitted machines run new games by Adapted Studio based on Faile and Bast's omnivorous visual language, with sounds produced by Seth Jabour of the noted band Les Savy Fav.
GO SEE / AMERICAN WOMAN
AT THE / COSTUME INSTITUTE AT THE MET
THROUGH / AUGUST 2010
American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition will reveal how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. "Gibson Girls," "Bohemians," and "Screen Sirens," among others, helped lay the foundation for today's American woman.
If you enjoy the breathtaking work of Madame Grès, Molyneux, Charles James, Worth, Vionnet, and other pieces of très important fashion history– do make your way over to the Met for American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. For those who can’t make it to the museum– we suggest browsing the COLLECTION DATABASE when you have some free time. Nothing like taking in the masters.
GO SEE / KATHERINE BERNHARDT
TOMBOUCTOU 52 JOURS
THROUGH / MAY 23RD 2010
AT / CANADA GALLERY
We picked the best camels, big reddish tan ones with long eyelashes and brightly colored tassels hanging from their bridles. The group was quiet as we finished packing our provisions, there was tension in the air, so unlike the laughing and chatting we were used to in the cafes in Casablanca and Tangiers. As we started out the thrill was almost impossible to contain; all the preparation and talking were behind me as we headed into the Sahara desert: so still, clean and open. Malik the young guide and leader of our group had made the journey many times, but his manner was aloof and quiet so it was hard to feel anything other than alone around him.