Saturday, December 7, 2013
Glen Hayward's I don't want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People opens at Starkwhite tonight at 5pm
Image: Glen Hayward, I don't want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People, installation view (detail). Photo Hamish McLaren
Friday, December 6, 2013
Okwui Enwezor has been named as the artistic director of the 2015 Venice Biennale. Currently director of Haus der Kunst in Munich, Enwezor has also been artistic director of Documenta 11 (2002), Triennale d'Art Contemporain of Paris at the Palais de Tokyo (2006) and the Gwuangju Biennale (2008). Read more...
Image: Okwui Enwezor
Artspace's Mark Feary has curated a show from his Video Contemporary exhibition at Sydney Contemporary for Santiago's Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (M100). The exhibition, which runs from 6 December 2013 - 26 January 2014, includes Clinton Watkins' Continuous Ship #1 and Continuous Ship #3. Watkins' work also features this month in another Feary video project at Seoul's ONE AND J Gallery.
Image: Clinton Watkins' Continuous Ship #1, video still
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Art Basel director Marc Spiegler has sent a hands-off Miami message to auction houses following actions that some gallerists have deemed "counterproductive to their gallery business" at art fairs. Read more...
Image: Marc Spiegler
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei is one of the most famous prisoners in recent history. The New York Times reports he is now taking on one of the most infamous prisons, using Alcatraz as the inspiration and site for a new series of works. Read more...
Image: the operating room at Alcatraz
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
London-based French artist Laure Prouvost has been awarded this year's Turner Prize for her video installation Wantee, which weaves together art history and fiction in video form. She was the unexpected winner beating out strong competition, including the hot favourite Tino Sehgal.
Image: Laure Prouvostt
Glen Hayward's I don't want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People runs at Starkwhite from 7 - 21 December 2013 and 13 - 30 January 2014, with a preview on Saturday 7 December from 5 to 7pm.
Hayward produced his sculptural double of Mr Anderson's cubicle from The Matrix in 2012 under a Rita Angus Fellowship and the Starkwhite show follows presentations of the work in 2013 at the City Gallery, Wellington and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. A publication with an essay by Aaron Lister is available from the City Gallery, Wellington.
Image: Glen Hayward, I don't want you to worry about me, I have met some beautiful People, installation view (detail). Photo by Hamish McLaren
Monday, December 2, 2013
A gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase set up in Moscow's Red Square to house an exhibit on travel and possessions of the rich and famous has caused outrage in Russia. Communists have denounced the suitcase-shaped pavilion placed near the Kremlin and mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin as a symbol of the conspicuous consumption that has enveloped Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Members of the Russian intelligensia have seen something more profound, describing it as an unintended art installation that depicts, with cutting precision, the essence of modern Russia. One commentator has even suggested that it is worthy of the Kandinsky Prize, Russia's largest and most prestigious contemporary art award.
Image: the Louis Vuitton pavilion in Moscow's Red Square
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Richard Maloy's All the things I did closes at Starkwhite today at 3pm.
Image: Richard Maloy, All the things I did, installation view, Starkwhite
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas is currently showing at the Auckland Art Toi o Tamaki. Curated by Natasha Conland and featuring commissioned works by 20 artists, including Martin Basher and Richard Maloy, the show traces the way New Zealand artists are using ideas of utopia, sustainability and artistic freedom in their work. You can read a review of the show here.
Image Martin Basher's Untitled (Spiritual-Marketplace), installation view at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Photo by Jennifer French
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Fiona Hall has been selected to represent Australia at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Her project will be curated by Linda Michaels, deputy director at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, and presented at Australia's new pavilion in the Giardini. Read more...
Image: Fiona Hall at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Doryun Chong, Chief Curator at Hong Kong's M+, talks to Art Radar Asia about his curatorial vision for the new Herzog & de Meuron-designed art museum, which is scheduled to open in Hong Kong in 2015, and the collection of contemporary Chinese art gifted to the museum by uber collector Uli Sigg. Read more...
Image: Doryun Chong, Chief Curator at Hong Kong's M+ art museum
Monday, November 25, 2013
Matt Henry's High Fidelity is showing upstairs and Richard Maloy's All the things I did continues downstairs at Starkwhite this week.
Image: Matt Henry, Untitled (Cadmium Red), 2013, Acrylic on sized and gessoed linen, tray frame, acrylic lacquer, 327 x 242 x 45 mm; Richard Maloy, All the things I did, installation view (detail), Starkwhite
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Phil Dadson's Bodytok Quintet features in this year's SCAPE Biennale in Christchurch. Drawn from his Human Instrument Archive, and staged at ArtBox, Dadson's interactive videos of "non-verbal body music" are presented on five screens that are activated by viewers when they approach them. SCAPE posted a video on YouTube of Dadson and SCAPE curator Blair French talking about Bodytok Quintet
Image: the SCAPE art box housing Phil Dadson's Bodytok Quintet
Friday, November 22, 2013
Seung Yul Oh's MOAMOA opens tonight at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Curated Aaron Kreisler and Aaron Lister, the exhibition features a selection of work produced over the past decade, along with new pieces commissioned by the organising galleries and created with the support of Creative New Zealand.
Next week Oh heads to Art Basel Miami Beach where ONE AND J (Seoul) will present a solo show of his work.
Image: Seung Yul Oh's Pok Po in MOAMOA, an exhibition organised by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and City Gallery Wellington. MOAMOA runs at the DPAG from 23 November 2013 to 27 April 2014 and then travels to the City Gallery Wellington.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
In 2012 Jae Hoon Lee visited the frozen continent under Antarctica New Zealand's arts fellowship programme, a trip that enabled him to produce an award-winning suite of videos and photographs. Recently, TurnOnArt interviewed him about about his voyage, motivations and creating art in the world's most pristine environment. Read more...
Image: video still from Jae Hoon Lee's A Frozen Column
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Martin Basher and Richard Maloy were commissioned to produce new works for Natasha Conland's Freedom Farmers exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. The Gallery has posted video interviews of the artists talking about their works on YouTube, which can be viewed via the following links: Martin Basher on Untitled (Spiritual-Marketplace) and Richard Maloy on Tree Hut #5.
Image: Martin Basher talks about his work in Freedom Farmers
Monday, November 18, 2013
You can read a review of Jill Trevelyan's biography of art dealer Peter McLeavey here.
Image: Peter McLeavey