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New York – Lisa Alvarado: “Thalweg” at Bridget Donahue Through August 30th, 2020

Lisa Alvarado, Thalweg (Installation View), via Bridget Donahue Drawing on the shifting conceptions of political geography and economy, the work of Lisa Alvarado mines a certain point of friction between western art history and other modes of visual expression, using historical frameworks and objects to populate her work with subtle but enduring critiques of capitalism and colonialism.  […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Bridget Donahue, Lisa Alvarado


Los Angeles – Ricky Swallow: “BORROWED SCULPTURES” at David Kordansky Through August 29th, 2020

Ricky Swallow, Rocking Chair with Rope (Meditation #1) (2020), via David Kordansky Currently on view at David Kordansky in Los Angeles is BORROWED SCULPTURES, an exhibition of new floor- and wall-based bronze sculptures by the Australian-born artist Ricky Swallow.  Continuing the artist’s enigmatic explorations of bronze sculpture and its relationship to the materiality of the everyday, the […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Ricky, David Kordansky, Ricky Swallow


London – Heather Phillipson: “The End” Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Commission

Heather Phillipson, The End (Installation View), via City of London A riddle topped with a cherry, Heather Phllipson’s new sculpture installation on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in London has all the makings of a work fittingly in line with the surreal progression of events that have marked 2020.  A massive dollop of whipped cream, topped off with […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Trafalgar Square, Fourth plinth, Art News, Featured Post, Heather Phillipson, Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Commission, Heather Phllipson


RIP – Paul Kasmin, New York Gallerist, at the Age of 60

Paul Kasmin, via Kasmin Gallery Dealer Paul Kasmin, who was a formative voice in the development of the Chelsea gallery scene over the last 20 years has passed away at the age of 60.  The son of the London-based John Kasmin, a major force in the British art world and an astute market mover, the dealer […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Chelsea, Art News, Featured Post, Paul Kasmin, Kasmin, Paul Kasmin New York Gallerist, John Kasmin


New York – Trevor Shimizu: “Landscapes” at 47 Canal Through March 22nd, 2020

Trevor Shimizu, Landscapes (Installation View), via 47 Canal In 1998, the Museum of Modern Art opened an ambitious and expansive exhibition of the work of Pierre Bonnard.  Among those winding through the galleries of the show was Trevor Shimizu, who left the museum ultimately disillusioned by the possibilities of painting in the modern age, and convinced that he should […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Pierre Bonnard, Trevor Shimizu


New York – Leidy Churchman: “Earth Bound” at Matthew Marks Through April 18th, 2020

Leidy Churchman, Kishkindha Forest (Jodhpur) (2020), via Matthew Marks Currently on view at Matthew Marks in New York, painter Leidy Churchmann presents a wide-ranging selection of canvases exploring the artist’s ever-evolving sensibility and eye, exploring the landscape of modernity at a range of scales and points of inquiry.  Titled Earth Bound, the show is a nuanced and intriguing […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Matthew Marks, Leidy Churchman, Leidy Churchman Kishkindha Forest Jodhpur, Leidy Churchmann


Paris – Jordan Wolfson: “ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS” at David Zwirner Through

Jordan Wolfson, ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS (Installation View), via David Zwirner Twenty holographic videos and nostalgic photographs printed on brass comprise artist Jordan Wolfson’s latest, unsettling work entitled ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS, currently on view at David Zwirner in Paris. Utilizing a range of autobiographical and cultural iconographies, the artist explores the convergent power of images and language in the framing […]
Tags: Art, Show, Paris, Art News, Featured Post, David Zwirner, Jordan Wolfson, Paris Utilizing


New York – Liam Gillick: “Redaction” at Casey Kaplan Through April 18th, 2020

Liam Gillick, Redaction (Installation View), via Casey Kaplan Taking over Casey Kaplan’s midtown exhibition space with a selection of works outlining his incisive and intricate exploration of labor, modes of legibility and the conscription of a body politic, artist Liam Gillick reflects on the various stages and of his career. Unifying a selection of key texts, abstract structures […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Liam Gillick, Casey Kaplan


New York – Michael Williams: “Opening” at Gladstone Through April 25th, 2020

Michael Willams, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2020), via Gladstone Comprising a new body of works that continues his approach towards brightly colored and texturally rich compositions, artist Michael Williams returns to Gladstone Gallery this month.  The artist, whose work often explores narrow corners and specific emotions drawn from the experience of the world, exhibits a selection of […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Gladstone, Michael Williams, Michael Willams, Gladstone Gallery


New York – Michael E. Smith at Andrew Kreps Through March 28th, 2020

Michael E. Smith (Installation View) Currently at Andrew Kreps Gallery, a line of floor-fans run in a single file through the doorway of the main gallery space, emitting a slight whine that makes the presentation of the work all the more illusive.  Unable to tell if the fans are on or if there is some other […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Michael E Smith, Andrew Kreps Gallery


New York – Christopher Williams: ‘Footwear (Adapted for Use)’ at David Zwirner Through April 18th, 2020

Christopher Williams, Footwear (Adapted for Use) (Installation View), via David Zwirner This spring, Christopher Williams presents his ninth solo show with David Zwirner gallery, entitled Footwear (Adapted for Use). The new body of work reflects the artist’s continued interest in how meaning and information are structured through the processes of staging and adaptation. The exhibition […]
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New York – Sinead O’Dwyer: “In Myself” at Waves and Archives Through April 3rd, 2020

Sinead O’Dwyer, In Myself (Installation View), via Waves and Archives Currently on view at New York’s Waves and Archives, artist Sinead O’Dwyer presents a selection of new works, returning to her nuanced silicone works alongside work created for an upcoming performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  The exhibition, which marks the artist’s […]
Tags: Art, New York, London, Show, Victoria, Art News, Featured Post, Albert Museum, Sinead O Dwyer


Nrew York – Sinead O’Dwyer: “In Myself” at Waves and Archives Through Aapril 3rd, 2020

Sinead O’Dwyer, In Myself (Installation View), via Waves and Archives Currently on view at New York’s Waves and Archives, artist Sinead O’Dwyer presents a selection of new works, returning to her nuanced silicone works alongside work created for an upcoming performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  The exhibition, which marks the artist’s […]
Tags: Art, New York, London, Show, Victoria, Art News, Featured Post, Albert Museum, Nrew York, Sinead O Dwyer


AO On-Site – New York: Spring/BREAK Art Show, March 3rd – 9th, 2020

Michael A. Robinson, all images by Elisa Etrari for Art Observed As The Armory Show returns to the Piers on the West Side of Manhattan, so too comes the annual opening of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the adventurous, curator-driven program that takes up space at a pop-up location for a week of compelling and unique exhibitions and […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, AO On Site, West Side of Manhattan, Michael A Robinson, Elisa Etrari


New York: Independent NY at Spring Studios, March 6th – 8th, 2020

Bianca Beck at Rachel Uffner, all images via Art Observed Kicking off the 11th year of operation, Independent NY has once again touched down at Spring Studios in Tribeca, once again opening the doors on its take on the presentation of an art fair.  Smaller in scale and more focused in terms of its gallery selections, the fair’s presentation feels more like a presentation […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Tribeca, AO On Site, Spring Studios, Independent NY, Rachel Uffner, Bianca Beck


Ao On-site – New York: The Armory Show At Piers 90, 92 And 94, March 5th-8th, 2020

Austin Lee at Jeffrey Deitch, all images via Art Observed Considered among New York’s premier art fairs, and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art, The Armory Show has long figured at the forefront of the city’s annual spring offerings for art exhibitions and shows.  With its first day of […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, AO On Site, Jeffrey Deitch, Austin Lee


AO On-Site – New York: ADAA’s The Art Show at Park Ave Armory, February 27th – March 1st, 2020

Carla Accardi at Andrew Kreps and Bortolami, via Art Observed The first entry in what’s sure to be a bustling week spanning the end of February and start of March in New York, the ADAA Art Show has opened its doors at the Park Ave armory again this week, offering an early start on the mass of exhibitors opening across the city in the days to […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Bortolami, ADAA, ADAA Art Show, Park Ave, Andrew Kreps, Carla Accardi


Los Angeles – Hank Willis Thomas: “An All Colored Cast” at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Through March 7th, 2020

Hank Willis Thomas, “People just like to look at me” (Spectrum IX) (variation without flash) (2019), via Kayne Griffin Corcoran Currently on at LA heavyweight Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Hank Willis Thomas marks his first solo exhibition with the space with An All Colored Cast, an exploration of color theory, popular culture, the development of Pop Art, Color Field painting, Minimalism, and […]
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AO Preview – New York: Armory Week in New York City, March 5th – 8th, 2020

David Shrigley, Distractions (2018), via Stephen Friedman As the winter months drags slowly to its conclusion, and the weather shifts into more temperate conditions, New York City will once again step into its role as a central hub of the contemporary art market, and the global art fair circuit, kicking off its string of fairs across […]
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NEW YORK – JR: CHRONICLES AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM THROUGH MAY 3RD, 2020

JR, The Chronicles of New York City (2019) all images via Brooklyn Museum Currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum, artist JR inaugurates his first solo museum exhibition and first major North American exhibition, taking over the Main Hall of the museum with a show that traces the French artist’s artistic evolution, which began in the Parisian banlieue. His early […]
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Show, Brooklyn, Art News, Featured Post, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Currently, Main Hall of the museum


NEW YORK – AMY SILLMAN: “THE SHAPE OF SHAPE” AT MOMA THROUGH APRIL 20TH, 2020

Amy Sillman, The Shape of Shape (Installation View), all images via MoMA The Museum of Modern Art announces a new installment of its Artist’s Choice series: The Shape of Shape by Amy Sillman. In this series, facilitated by the museum’s expanded gallery renovations, a contemporary artist organizes an installation drawn from the Museum’s collection. Recent participants include […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Moma, Amy Sillman, MoMA the Museum of Modern Art


New York – Madeline Hollander: “Heads/Tails” at Bortolami Through February 21st, 2020

Madeline Hollander, Heads/Tails: Walker & Broadway 1 (2020), all images via Bortolami Marking her first exhibition with Bortolami Gallery in New York, artist Madeline Hollander presents an ambitious and enigmatic new installation at the gallery’s small-scale space at 55 Walker in Tribeca, titled Heads/Tails. Primarily known for her work in choreography, performance and dance, Hollander’s work […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Tribeca, Hollander, Bortolami, Bortolami Gallery, Madeline Hollander, Walker Broadway


New York – Andrea Bowers: “Think of Our Future” at Andrew Kreps Through February 22nd, 2020

Andrea Bowers, Ecofeminist Sycamore Branches: Women Have Always Thought Like Mountains (2019), all images via Andrew Kreps Currently on view at Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York, artist Andrea Bowers presents Think of Our Future, a show of new sculpture and wall-mounted works that continue her engagement with online movements, the cultural zeitgeist, and possible expressions of new social modes and possible […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Andrew Kreps, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Andrea Bowers


Los Angeles – Nicolas Party: “Sottobosco” at Hauser & Wirth Through April 12th, 2020

Nicolas Party, Portrait with Snakes (2019) Currently on view at Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles exhibition space, the Swiss artist Nicolas Party has inaugurated his representation with the gallery, opening up an impressively arranged exhibition of new works just in time for the bustle of Frieze Week in the Californian metropolis. Born in Lausanne, Party’s […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Hauser, Wirth, Hauser Wirth, Frieze Week, Nicolas Party, Nicolas Party Portrait, Lausanne Party


AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Spring/Break LA at Skylight ROW DTLA, February 14th – 16th, 2020

Jonathan Paul Continuing its own intriguing and honed perspective on booth its surroundings in Los Angeles and on the model of the art fair, SPRING/BREAK has once again touched down in the City of Angels, launching a supplementary event that offers an ample supply of artists and galleries presenting in a concept that stands as a stark contrast to the traditional fair […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, City Of Angels, Jonathan Paul


AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Felix LA at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, February 14th – 16th, 2020

Korakrit Arunanondchai at Clearing, all images via Art Observed As Frieze opens up shop for the week on the West Coast, the bevy of satellite fairs and event openings are underway across the city.  One particular highlight, and also a second-time event for Frieze Week, Felix LA, the joint effort of collector Dean Valentine and dealers Al […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, West Coast, Art News, Featured Post, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Dean Valentine, Felix LA, Frieze Week Felix LA


AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Studios, February 16th, 2020

Lorna Simpson, all images via Art Observed As the early hours of the second Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair draw to a close this evening, and the sun sets over the Pacific, the fair seems to have once again hammered home its vital engagement with the city, and with its thriving art scene, launching another strong event spread across […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, Show, Pacific, Art News, Featured Post, Lorna Simpson, Frieze Los Angeles


AO Auction Recap – London: Post-War and contemporary Evening Sales, February 11th-13th, 2020

David Hockney, The Splash (1966), final price: £23,117,000, via Sotheby’s With the bustle of LA’s numerous art fairs opening their doors across the Atlantic and all the way across the country, one could be understood for overlooking the string of auctions taking place in London this week.  Yet a trio of sales went over all the […]
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AO Preview – Los Angeles: Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Studios, February 14th – 16th, 2020

Jeff Koons via Almine Rech Opening for its second year in the Californian sprawl of Los Angeles, the Frieze Art Fair returns for a second year under the sunny skies of the Golden State.  Taking its place once again at Paramount Studios, the fair has quickly planted its flag as a major part of the early […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, Show, Jeff Koons, Art News, Featured Post, AO Preview, Frieze Los Angeles, Almine Rech Opening


Barbara Kruger Retrospective Set to Open in Chicago this November

Barbara Kruger will launch a major museum survey at the Art Institute of Chicago this November. “Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.” is set to run at the Art Institute of Chicago through February 14, 2021, then travel to MoMA PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, thento London’s Hayward Gallery and LACMA. Read more […]
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