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AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Felix Art Fair, February 14th – 17th, 2019

Felix Art Fair, all images via Art Observed For a city that has embraced its emergence onto the global arts stage in recent years, its still an impressive feat that Los Angeles’s first major market week would open with four well-curated and diverse events, perhaps even more impressive that each would manage to express such […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Felix Art Fair

AO On-Site – Los Angeles: SPRING/BREAK LA at The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA, February 15th – 17th, 2019

Theo Triantafyllidis, Seamless (2017) at Transfer Gallery, all images via Art Observed Opening up its own intriguing take on the landscape of Los Angeles and its ample supply of artists and galleries, SPRING/BREAK has brought its production to the City of Angels for the first time, launching a supplementary event that feels particularly resonant amid […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Spring Break, Transfer Gallery

Junya Ishigami Wins 2019 Serpentine Pavilion Design Competition

Junya Ishigami’s Pavilion Design The design for the 2019 edition of the Serpentine Pavilion has been announced, with Japanese designer Junya Ishigami tapped to execute a light, illusory design appearing as if it was quite hefty and overpowering. “Possessing the weighty presence of slate roofs seen around the world, and simultaneously appearing so light it could […]
Tags: Art, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Serpentine Galleries, Junya Ishigami

AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Studios, February 15th – 17th, 2019

John Baldessari at Marian Goodman, all images via Art Observed As Thursday draws to a close, and the sun sets over the Pacific, the Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair has wrapped its first day of operation, closing on a a particularly strong and visually striking event that lived up to the anticipation many had afforded it. […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, Show, Pacific, Art News, Featured Post, Marian Goodman, John Baldessari, Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair

AO On-Site – Los Angeles: Art Los Angeles Contemporary at Santa Monica Airport, February 13th – 17th, 2019

Rachel Eulena Williams, Ceysson & Bénètière Opening the week of art fairs in Los Angeles, the VIP preview for Art Los Angeles Contemporary has gotten underway at the Santa Monica Airport this evening.  The tenth edition of the fair continues its place as a site for established and emerging galleries from around the world, with […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica Airport, Rachel Eulena Williams Ceysson Bénètière

Boomtown Chapter 11: The UK’s festival city returns with their most eclectic lineup yet

For one week every year a whole city pops up in the middle of the UK with music everywhere you look. A playground of 14 districts each with their own unique life and story. Every visitor becomes a character in the wild, musical, theatrical, experience that is Boomtown. Boomtown is back for it’s 11th year, bringing magic and life to the Winchester countryside this August. The festival has become notorious throughout the country for the atmosphere it creates by bringing together so many diff...
Tags: Music, UK, Featured, City, Live, Festival, Show, Musical, Tickets, Lineup, Gigs, Lauryn Hill, Chapter 11, Mike Skinner, PROPHETS OF RAGE, Boomtown

AO Preview – Los Angeles: Frieze Art Fair and LA Art Week, February 13th – 17th, 2019

Wolfgang Tillmans, via Regen Projects Taking a new spin on Art Week in the Californian metropolis, this week sees the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles, a new fair opening under the sunny skies of the Golden State.  Setting up shop at Paramount Studios, this week will serve as something of a victory lap for […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Wolfgang Tillmans, Regen, AO Preview, Frieze Los Angeles, Los Angeles Art Week

New York – Charles Long: “Paradigm Lost” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery Through February 9, 2019

Installation view. All images via Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. New work by Charles Long, Paradigm Lost, is currently on view at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York through February 9. This exhibition brings together work that the artist has created over the past year,  continuing the artist’s “investigation of the forms scattered on the shore […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Tanya Bonakdar, Charles Long, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Charles Long Paradigm Lost

AO On-Site: Material Art Fair at Expo Reforma Through February 10th, 2019

JPW3 at Marc LeBlanc Offering a counter point to the big budget proceedings at Zona Maco across town, Material Art Fair has once again returned to the spacious halls of the Expo Reforma once again (the first time in the same location as a previous edition), opening its doors this Thursday to strong attendance and interest from collectors and […]
Tags: Art, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Material Art Fair, Zona Maco, Marc LeBlanc

AO Preview – Mexico City Art Week, February 6th – 10th, 2019

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Blind self portrait listening to the version of ‘Canción mixteca’ (‘Qué lejos estoy’) by Enrique “Chato” Rodríguez, while tasting an unexpected spirulina ice cream at a Thai restaurant in Austin, after finishing a book about a guy selling snow balls in Manhattan, thinking on how specific needs generate diverse shapes in space… (2018), via Kurimanzutto […]
Tags: Art, Mexico, Austin, Show, Manhattan, Art News, Featured Post, Rodriguez, Enrique, Material Art Fair, Zona Maco, Abraham Cruzvillegas Blind

New York – Richard Artschwager: “Primary Source” at Gagosian Through February 23rd, 2019

Richard Artschwager, Excursion (2001), via Art Observed Currently at Gagosian Gallery’s 980 Madison Space, the mega-dealer has launched a show of works by the late artist Richard Artschwager. Titled Primary Sources, the show compiles a series of key paintings and drawings alongside materials from his personal archive, research documents, sketches and other elements that underscore […]
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New York – Jasper Spicero: “Centinel” at Swiss Institute Through April 7th. 2019

Jasper Spicero, Centinel (Installation View), via Art Observed Just opened at Swiss Institute, artist Jasper Spicero marks his first institutional solo exhibition with a selection of new sculptures and video that continues the artist’s investigation of sculptural modes, states and perceptions of time, and the attendant moments of subverted memory and time caused by digital […]
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New York – “The Rest” at Lisson Gallery Through February 16th, 2019

Jill Muilleady, Touch Me Not (2018), via Art Observed A group of young artists takes center stage at Lisson Gallery this month, with an exhibition titled The Rest exploring their respective interests in figurative painting as well as concomitantly capricious and complex approaches to image making.  Featuring the work of Van Hanos, Allison Katz, Jill […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Lisson Gallery, Allison Katz, Issy Wood, Jeanette Mundt, Jill Mulleady, Nolan Simon, Van Hanos, Jill Muilleady, Van Hanos Allison Katz Jill

New York – Wang Guangle: “Duo Color” at Pace Gallery Through February 9th, 2019

Wang Guangle, Duo Color (Installation View), via Pace Currently on view at Pace Gallery’s New York location, Chinese artist Wang Guangle has installed a body of new paintings marking a continuation of the artist’s nuanced approach towards painterly minimalism and gestural abstraction.  Titled Duo Color, the show invites a reconsideration of Wang’s work in the investigation of time and […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Pace Gallery, Wang, Wang Guangle

London – Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato at David Zwirner Through February 9th, 2019

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Sem título (1993). All images via David Zwirner. Now through February 9, David Zwirner is presenting work by the Brazilian-born painter Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, making the the first time Lorenzato’s work is being shown in the United Kingdom, and the first solo show by the artist outside of Brazil. One of the foremost painters of his […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, United Kingdom, Brazil, Art News, Featured Post, David Zwirner, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato Sem, Lorenzato

New York – Dana Schutz: “Imagine Me and You” at Petzel Gallery Through February 23rd, 2019

Dana Schutz, The Visible World (2018), via Petzel Gallery Marking her third solo exhibition with Petzel Gallery, artist Dana Schutz returns to New York this month with “Imagine Me and You,” a solo show of new paintings and sculptures. Diving deeper into her kinetic, often bizarre juxtapositions and alterations of physical space, Schutz’s work in […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Petzel Gallery, Schutz, Dana Schutz, Petzel Gallery Marking

New York – Claudia Comte: “The Morphing Scallops” at Gladstone Gallery Through February 16th, 2019

Claudia Comte, The Morphing Scallops (Installation View), via Gladstone Marking the first exhibition dedicated solely to the painting practice of Claudia Comte, Gladstone Gallery’s current show of wall paintings arrives at a particularly ironic moment in American politics.  As the US government goes unfunded over a restrictive physical structure on its Southern border, the Swiss […]
Tags: Art, New York, US, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Gladstone, Gladstone Gallery, Claudia Comte, Claudia Comte Gladstone Gallery

New York – “Borders” at James Cohan Gallery Through February 23rd, 2019

Dread Scott, Imagine a World Without America (2007), via James Cohan Taking over the gallery’s two exhibition spaces in New York, James Cohan Gallery is currently presenting a group exhibition to kick off a year charged by harsh political rhetoric and an ongoing government shutdown over the future of the United States’s Southern Border.  The […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, United States, Art News, Featured Post, James Cohan Gallery, James Cohan, James Cohan Taking, New York James Cohan Gallery

New York – Lena Henke: “Germanic Artifacts” at Bortolami Gallery Through February 16th, 2019

Lena Henke, Germanic Artifacts (Installation View), via Art Observed Currently on view at Bortolami Gallery this winter, artist Lena Henke has opened her first solo exhibition with the space, delving back into her ongoing exploration of diverse historical convergences, cultural forms and the history of sculpture as both aesthetic field and technical necessity. Henke’s installation […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Henke, Lena Henke, Bortolami Gallery

New York – Rodney Graham at 303 Gallery Through February 23rd, 2019

Rodney Graham, Tattooed Man on Balcony (2018), via Art Observed Artist Rodney Graham returns to 303 Gallery this month, bringing with him a new series of works that blend together his ongoing investigations of the iconography of various social spheres with a body of works that simultaneously seem to blend his constructed worlds with the space […]
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London – Robert Rauscheberg: “Spreads 1975-83” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Through January was 26th, 2019

Robert Rauschenberg, Palladian Xmas (Spread) (1980), via Ropac Over the course of his career, Robert Rauschenberg occupied an almost innumerable series of critical and theoretical positions in the practice and production of art objects, often bounding from material to material and technique to technique in bounds that often moved beyond the scope of any single […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Robert Rauschenberg, Thaddaeus Ropac, Robert Rauscheberg

Los Angeles – Bridget Riley: “Painting Now” at Sprüth Magers Through January 26th, 2019

Bridget Riley, Quiver 3 (2014), via Spruth Magers Comprising work made between 1960 and the present, Bridget Riley: Painting Now at Sprüth Magers LA surveys the development of the British artist’s career-long exploration of looking and seeing in relation to the capacities of painting and picture making. Her work, consisting of tightly-interlocked bands of color and […]
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Bridget Riley, Sprüth Magers, Spruth Magers Comprising, Sprüth Magers LA

Berlin – Julia Scher: “Wonderland” at Esther Schipper Through February 9th, 2019

Julia Scher, Wonderland (Installation View), via Esther Schipper In 1998, artist Julia Scher installed her work Wonderland in New York. Immersing the galley in a theatrical pink and purple light, Scher’s Wonderland is a multimedia environment where visitors are welcomed by the sound of the artist’s authoritative yet soothing voice: ‘Attention. There are live cameras […]
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London – David Ostrowski: “The Thin Red Line” at Sprüth Magers Through January 19th, 2019

David Ostrowski, The Thin Red Line (Installation View), via Sprueth Magers Known for his delicate, minimal interventions in the gallery space using a simple set of materials, artist David Ostrowski has long mined a simple, yet nuanced approach to gesture and mark-making.  For his first-ever exhibition with Sprüth Magers in London, however, Ostrowski has embraced […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sprüth Magers, Ostrowski, David Ostrowski, Sprueth Magers Known

London – Darren Almond: “Time Will Tell” at White Cube Through January 20th, 2018

Darren Almond, Time will Tell (Installation View), via White Cube Currently on view at White Cube’s Bermondsey location, artist Darren Almond is presenting a body of new work focusing on the idea of time and how it is articulated through the language of numbers. Drawing attention to the way time can frame, structure and inform […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Art News, Featured Post, White Cube, Darren Almond, Darren Almond Time

New York – Seth Price: “Hell Has Everything” at Petzel Gallery Through January 5th, 2019

Seth Price, Hell Has Everything (2018), via Petzel In the past several months, artist Seth Price has taken to making and posting mixtapes on his personal SoundCloud page. Described in a recent Art News post as “soundtracks for painters,” his mixes (and the article itself), underscore Price as an inveterate consumer of media and information, […]
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London – Chiharu Shiota: “Me Somewhere Else” at Blain|Southern Through January 19th, 2018

Chiharu Shiota, Me Somewhere Else (2018), via Blain Southern Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota brings her signature techniques in environmental installation to bear at Blain|Southern this fall for her first exhibition at the gallery’s London space. Compiling a selection of new works that include a new site-specific installation, along with sculpture and works on canvas, […]
Tags: Art, London, Berlin, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Blain, Blain Southern, Chiharu Shiota

New York – Ellsworth Kelly: “Color Panels for a Large Wall” at Matthew Marks Through January 19th, 2019

Ellsworth Kelly, Color Panels for a Large Wall II (1978), via Matthew Marks In 1978, Ellsworth Kelly was commissioned to create a painting for the lobby of a new building in Cincinnati. His piece, Color Panels for a Large Wall, was the resulting work, a 30-by-125-foot painting that clocked in as his largest ever made. […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Cincinnati, Matthew Marks, Ellsworth Kelly, Ellsworth Kelly Color Panels

New York – Bruce Nauman: “Disappearing Acts” at MoMA Through February 2019

Bruce Nauman, Disappearing Acts (Installation View), via Art Observed The long-awaited career retrospective of artist Bruce Nauman is now open in New York City, filling both MoMA PS1 and the sixth floor of MoMA’s main exhibition building in Midtown with the artist’s challenging, often outrageous body of work in sculpture, video, light works, and other […]
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Show, Midtown, Art News, Featured Post, Moma, Bruce Nauman

London – Hannah Wilke at Alison Jacques Through December 21st, 2018

Hannah Wilke, Untitled (1974-77), via Alison Jacques Bringing together works from the early 1960s through to 1987, Alison Jacques Gallery in London is currently presenting an exhibition spanning three decades of the American painter, sculptor, photographer, video and performance artist Hannah Wilke’s work, in partnership with The Hannah Wilke Collection and Archive, Los Angeles. This […]
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