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Xu Zhen-Produced by MadeIn Company, The Fact That the Real Exists in No Way Detracts from its Unreality, 2014, stainless steel, paint, installation, 130 x 110 x 402 cm.
FROM THE “WOOFER TEN” DEBATE TO THE COMING OF THE COMMUNITY ART ERA
Hong Kong non-profit art group Woofer Ten’s recent application for contract renewal has been denied by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Government policies for community art require reassessment .
REINVENTING THE SHOPPING MALL: THE K11 EXPERIMENT. A CONVERSATION BETWEEN JAMES M. BRADBURNE AND ADRIAN CHENG
James M. Bradburne has sat at the helm of various cultural institutions. Currently, he directs the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence’s laboratory for cultural innovation. Innovative parallels in institutions found in China and theoretically in the chain of art-themed shopping malls known as K11.
CHEN FEI: “FLESH AND ME” EXHIBITION AT GALERIE PERROTIN IN HONG KONG
Chen Fei’s new solo exhibition “Flesh and Me” exhibits seven works made in 2013, consummating to Chen Fei’s entire output for the year. Over a short period of time, the artist’s paintings have accelerated to the top of Hong Kong's market, and this time with elevated fervor.
FROM METHOD TO CULTURE: THE SYSTEMATIC PRACTICE OF MADEIN COMPANY
Madein Company is not purely an art producer; rather, it constitutes a dynamic entity capable of digesting its own art production. This entity is not simply the artist Xu Zhen, nor is it the designer and implementer of specific projects. It is the company’s complete operational system, which acts as an artist.
Noise: LOST IN AMSTERDAM
Artist Cheng Ran is on a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, where he has prepared for this issue of LEAP a visual diary of his present life and work in which he describes “ In Amsterdam, people revel deep into the night, discussing art, and life… makes you feel young and healthy,”.
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Pasha 183, "Alenka", 2011. Courtesy Tatyana Pukhova.
Manifesta 10 will stay in St. Petersburg quotes director and director of Hermitage
In response to the most recent calls for a boycott, the Foundation Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg, states in a recent press release (11 March) Manifesta 10 remains committed to continue with the Biennial in St. Petersburg.
COSMOSCOW art fair is back on track
COSMOSCOW, the only international art fair in Russia, will be held from 18 - 21 September, 2014 at the Old Manege Moscow, situated close to the Kremlin and Red Square. The Fair will be co-directed by Margherita Pushkina and Sandra Nedvetskaia, former Director of Christie's, Russia.
Looks like FIAC is going to stage at St. Petersburg in 2015
France’s leading contemporary art fair, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (Fiac), could expand further with editions in Russia, Poland or Singapore. St Petersburg is also being considered as a destination for Fiac in 2015. The State Hermitage Museum's General Staff building has been mentioned as a possible venue.
Famous Russian street-artist Pasha 183 exhibition opened in Moscow Museum of Modern Art
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the first solo exhibition of the artist Pavel Pukhov (1983 – 2013) who has been best known as Pasha 183, his alias. As far as the Russian museum activities are concerned, his exhibition at the MMOMA is the first project in which museum space and street art will join forces to highlight the oeuvre of a particular artist.
Exhibition of Russian avant-garde in Italian gallery appears to be all fake
Russian art experts have accused an Italian gallery of exhibiting fake works of art in their latest show of avant-garde paintings from Russia. The exhibition, Russian Avant-Garde: From Cubism to Suprematism, at the House of Mantua, has caused furore among Russian art historians, despite the fact that many of them have not seen the artworks in person.
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Ali Banisadr. (Detail) Motherboard. 2013. Oil on linen. 208.3 x 304.8 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.
Abdullah Al-Saadi at Sharjah Art Foundation
The exhibition by Emirati artist Abdullah Al Saadi features new works as well as a selection from two of his most significant series, ‘My Mother’s Letters' and 'Camar Cande’s Journey’ and are held at two traditional Emirati houses, as part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces in Al Mureijah.
“Dismantling the Archive: Representation, Identity, Memory in an Ottoman Family" at SALT, Istanbul
The exhibition follows the idea that the story of a life is like an archive, a mass of constructed and filtered events that are unconnected to one another, random and irrational. It focuses on the years 1900-1940 of the Said Bey Archive, donated by Hatice Gonnet Bağana to SALT Research, encompassing three generations from the late Ottoman period up through to the early years of the Republic of Turkey.
Walid Siti at XVA gallery, Dubai
Siti’s show „Rite of Passage“ includes a series of works on paper that were produced between 2011 and 2013 and explores various themes within the Epic of Gilgamesh, the earliest literary text known to humanity.
Ali Banisadr at Sperone Westwater gallery, New York
Banisadr’s exuberant paintings oscillate between the abstract and the figurative. Single visceral brush strokes resolve into minute details and subtle narratives, creating compositions of remarkable complexity in which abstraction and figuration co-mingle.
8th edition of Art Dubai from 19-22 March
Art Dubai's galleries present for the first time three distinctive programmes: In addition to the Contemporary halls, Art Dubai launches a new programme devoted to modern art specifically from the Middle East and South Asia. Art Dubai Modern includes eleven galleries, each presenting a solo and a two-person show by modern masters, Marker, the curated section of invited art spaces and galleries focuses in 2014 on Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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Marc Quinn, The Creation of History, 2012, jacquard tapestry, 250 x 160 cm. Photo: Marc Quinn Studio
Marc Quinn at ARTER – space for art in Istanbul
An exclusive interview with Turkish art theoretician and curator Selen Ansen about "The Sleep of Reason," the current Marc Quinn exhibition at ARTER.
Contemporary Art from Turkey on Sale at Sotheby's
From 27 March - 1 April Sotheby’s presents "At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul," a selling-exhibition showcasing top-end contemporary works from the countries of the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey and Iran.
Istanbul Galleries at the Armory Show and Art Dubai
Dirimart Gallery and Pi Artworks exhibited at The Armory Show and Galerist and Pi Artworks will be represented at Art Dubai from 19-23 March.
Tayfun Serttas at Cité des Arts Paris
Tayfun Serttaş is participating in the art residency program at Cité International des Arts between January-March 2014.
Deutsche Bank acquires the last edition of Şükran Moral’s photographic work Despair
Şükran Moral is one of the most important performance artists in Turkey. Her work is in major collections including the British Museum, London; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, ARTER, Istanbul and Deutsche Telekom, Germany.
Jonathan Meese, Foto: Jan Bauer, Courtesy Jonathan Meese
Museum Folkwang declines Balthus show
Exhibition series at Hamburger Bahnhof
Art collector Marzona donates almost 400 works to Berlin museums
Artist leaves Berlin gallery
Jonathan Meese quits collaboration with CFA
Now also on film
Art counterfeit Beltracchi now on all channels
Contaminated substances at artist studios
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