The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, August 29, 2014


Gladstone Presenting First Damián Ortega Exhibition with the Gallery
Damián Ortega, "CAPITAL Less". Installation view: Gladstone Gallery, New York. Photo by David Regen. ©Damián Ortega. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York.
NEW YORK, NY.- Gladstone Gallery presents its first exhibition with artist Damián Ortega. Beginning his career as a political cartoonist, Ortega teases out the social conflicts embedded in even the most banal objects. In his films, sculptures, and other works he deconstructs the economic and political relationships bound together in commodities ranging from automobiles to tools. The creation of these whimsical new spatial relationships reacts with the viewer to establish a demystified reading of the history of the object leaving only its social significations intact.

In this new body of work, Ortega created a series of concrete and brick blocks by pressure sanding them into irregular shapes. Equating the loss of material with both geological erosion and the waste of capital, Ortega conflates the action of creating sculpture with an economics of positive and negative spaces. In this case, the economic structure is contingent with form and the process of creating sculpture. His use of bricks allow for further pockets of space within the sculpture recalling both the regular geometry of modernist urban planning, but also to osseous tissue like bone which is composed around tiny spaces. In another series of sculpture, Ortega casts ventilation hoses to appear as post-industrial fossils. These coiled works recall both urban detritus but also the organic coils of insects and worms. In both series of sculptures, Pre-Columbian antecedents mix within the modernist/industrial aesthetics and quasi-organic forms to reconsider the varied anthropological, artistic, and political strains that create urban environments.

Damián Ortega was born in 1967 in Mexico and currently lives and works in Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at various international venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Museu da Arte Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Kunsthalle Basel; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Centre Pompidou, Paris. He has been included in various prominent group exhibitions including the 2003 Venice Biennale, the 4th Berlin Biennial, and the 2006 Sao Paulo Biennial. This fall his work will be the subject of a retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, which will be accompanied by a catalogue published in coordination with Rizzoli.


Gladstone Gallery | Damián Ortega | Political Cartoonist |


Last Week News

October 24, 2009

Norman Foster Receives Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts at Ceremony in Spain

Basquiat, Warhol, Koons and Judd to Highlight Christie's Sale

Leading Center for French Impressionism Outside of Paris to be Created

Regen Projects Presents an Exhibition of Works by New York Artist Marilyn Minter

Trek Lime Bike Wins the 2009 People's Design Award

Nelson-Atkins Museum Announces Unprecedented Gift of American Indian Art

Louvre Offers Visitors a Dense and Luminous Work by Joseph Kosuth

Magnum Gallery to Open in Saint Germain des Prés in Paris

National Portrait Gallery Announces Portrait Competition 2009 Awards

Southeast Asian Art Leads Recovery in Asian Market: Auctioneer

New Series of Photographs by Roger Ballen at Gagosian

Faggionato Fine Art Presents an Exhibition of the Californian Artist Wayne Thiebaud

Tony Oursler Shows His Immersive Media Installations at Kunsthaus Bregenz

Valérie Favre Exhibits Her Visions at Kunstmuseum Lucerne

Royal Museums of Fine Arts Once More Explores the World of Paul Delvaux

Winner of the 2005 Turner Prize, Simon Starling, will Give a Lecture at Vassar College

Lucite Handbags from the Caryn Scheidt Collection on View in Memphis

Booming Business and Record Crowds at International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

National Gallery Creates Pieces of Sound Art for New Gallery Audio Tour

Ryan Trecartin Named Recipient of World's Largest Juried Individual Fine Art Prize

October 23, 2009

Royal Academy of Arts Opens Exhibition Celebrating Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska and Gill

Nazi Looted Paintings Discovered at Southern Methodist University

Klaus Biesenbach Appointed Director of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

David Zwirner to Hold First Dan Flavin Exhibition: Series and Progressions

High Museum of Art Announces 300 Recent Acquisitions

A New and Expanded Miami Art Museum will Open in 2013

Bill Viola Premieres New Sound/Video Installation at James Cohan Gallery

Kofi Annan Awards 60,000 Pound Prix Pictet Photography Prize to Nadav Kander

SFMOMA Exhibition Explores In-Depth Concentrations of Works by Artists

Large Grey Jade Buffalo Lead Sotheby's Sale of Chinese Works

Rodin Museum Stages a Face-to-Face Encounter Between Matisse and Rodin

Istanbul Exhibit at the Grand Palais Seeks to Reveal City's Soul

Record Breaking Price for De Nittis at Bonhams New York

Exhibition of Works by 16 Artists Explores Origins, Motivations of Power

Chelmsford Museum Tastes Success at Auction

Minneapolis Institute of Art is Second Museum to Launch iPhone App

MACBA Presents the Largest Exhibition Devoted to John Cage

First Irving Penn Museum Exhibition in the UK for 20 Years Announced

Exhibition of Selected Watercolors from Brooklyn Museum Holdings of James Tissot's Life of Christ

Galerie Patrick Seguin Organizes Group Show Including Works by 22 Artists

October 22, 2009

FIAC to Offer 25 Museum-Quality Artworks with Multimillion-Dollar Price Tags

Rocco Landesman Announces "Art Works" Tour, First Stop: Illinois

Rubens Challenges the Old Masters at the Alte Pinakothek

Peter Greenaway's New Film Offers Fierce Criticism of Today's Visual Illiteracy

Guggenheim in Bilbao Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright with Exhibition

Important and Iconic Works from the Masters of Asian Art at Christie's

Museum Collection's Storage System Revolutionized by Collaboration

Bust of Roman Emperor Caracalla for Sale at Bonhams

Wayne Hemingway Invites an Army of Local DJs to Take Over Tate Liverpool

Guggenheim and Google Announce Winners of Global Design Competition

Christie's to Present an Important Auction of Orientalist Masterpieces in London

Major Exhibition to Paint a New Picture of Queen Victoria

MFAH Secures First European Presentation of Adolpho Leirner Collection

Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt Shows Photographs by Barbara Klemm

First Solo Exhibition in Paris for Tris Vonna-Michell at Jeu de Paume

James Ensor's Profound Paintings on View at Musée d'Orsay

British Museum Opens Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960

Bust of Radical Lawmaker Passed to the National Museum Cardiff

Archaeologists Unveil Ancient Auditorium in Rome

Museum Presents Retrospective Exploring the Achievement of Arshile Gorky

October 21, 2009

First Monographic Exhibition on Juan Bautista Maíno at the Museo del Prado

American Figurative Artist and Feminist, Nancy Spero, Dies at 83

A Masterwork by a Renaissance Genius: Raphael to be Offered at Christie's

Sotheby's Fall Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art to Be Held in New York

Exhibition of Spanish Painting and Sculpture Opens at the National Gallery

AP Says Shepard Fairey Made Up Story About Obama Poster

Anish Kapoor Installation Opens as Part of Museum's 50th

Landmark Exhibition Devoted to Art of Samurai Opens at Metropolitan Museum

Tate and Legacy Trust UK Announce First Ever Tate Movie

Survey Finds Out More People Visit Museums During the Recession

Emerging Leaders in the U.S. Museum Community Selected as 2010 Fellows

California Abstract Expressionist Works Given to the Crocker Art Museum

Major Exhibition at Design Museum Celebrates David Chipperfield's Work

Musée d'Orsay Revives Art Nouveau in Exhibition Opening Today

Old Guard: New York State Auctioning Historic Armories

The Soverign Art Foundation and the Barbican Centre Announce New Partnership

Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Van Gogh, Picasso and More at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Saint Louis Art Museum Opens Five Centuries of Japanese Screens

National Gallery of Australia Opens Exhibition to Honour Senior Indigenous Emerging Artists

Cleveland Museum's Amelia Earhart 'Hair' just Thread

October 20, 2009

Major Exhibition Devoted to "The Torments of Passion: The Dark Side of Sexual Desire"

Sackler Gallery Offers First Exhibition of Rare Manuscripts

Chateau de Versailles Devotes a Large Scale Exhibition to Louis XIV

Prominent Collections & Rare Masterpieces Highlight Christie's Sales

Organizers Say ArtPrize to Return to Grand Rapids in 2010

Museo Picasso Málaga Opens Sophie Taeuber-Arp Retrospective

Breton Masterpiece Returns to the Frick Art & Historical Center for Limited Time

Clear Evidence of Renewed Confidence at Frieze Art Fair 2009

Gail Harrity Appointed President and COO of the Philadelphia Musem of Art

Works by Ruscha and Warhol to Highlight Fall Auction of Fine Prints at Bonhams

Park Service to Take on Bill Clinton's First Home in Arkansas

Gap House Designed by Pitman Tozer Architects Wins the Manser Medal 2009

Cult Film 'The Third Man' Starring Orson Welles Lives on in Vienna Tours

The Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Extends World Tour of "Garden and Cosmos" to Australia

Ashery (Born West Jerusalem, Israel) Collaborates with Sansour (Born East Jerusalem, Palestine) at Tate Modern

Legendary Photographer Emmet Gowin Celebrated in New Exhibition

Museum in Pasadena Shows Major Survey of Paintings by Wayne Thiebaud

Boston University Art Gallery to Present Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England

El Ray, a Small Holiday House, Wins the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2009

Writing not on the Wall for Lisbon Graffiti Artists

October 19, 2009

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Exhibition Focuses on Crucial Period in Murillo's Career

Richard Rogers' Maggie's Cancer Care Centre has Won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009

FIAC 2009 Art Fair Draws Contemporary Art Focus to Paris

Paris Photo 2009 to Spotlight Arab and Iranian Photography

The Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic were Exposed

Museum in Paris Shows Works by Artists Aware that Death was Imminent

New Survey Book of Contemporary African Art Since 1980

Thatcher Projects Opens Exhibition of New Work by Bill Thompson

National Gallery of Victoria Presents Exhibition of Photographic Works

Georgia Museum of Art Wins Three Publication Awards

Painter Peter Doig and Pianist Stephen Hough Collaborate for One Evening

Eli Wilner Reframes Winslow Homer's Old Mill for the Yale University Art Gallery

Boca Raton Museum Announces Re-Accreditation by AAM

Hello World! Features Rarely Seen Works from Museum's Collection

Spencer Museum Assembles Recent Work by Video Artists Working in Asia

Feminine Figurative Works Grace Michener Art Museum's Outdoor Sculpture Garden this Winter

Exhibition to Show the Glasgow School of Art in the Early Twentieth Century

Legendary Fashion Icon Holds Court at Peabody Essex Museum

First Survey of the Early Work by Sean Landers to be Shown in St. Louis

The Art of Socialist Realism at Jeschke-Van Vliet in Berlin

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Neanderthals and humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years

2.- First major exhibition to explore the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy opens at LACMA

3.- Carlo Mollino's idealized vision of the female form in new book published by Damiani/Crump

4.- Tate Britain displays works by Frank Auerbach from the collection of Lucian Freud

5.- In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

6.- Lambert Collection opens an ambitious project housed at the Sainte-Anne Prison

7.- Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore announces the first 18 artists in the CCA Residencies progamme

8.- Historic Kings Theatre is transformed into major New York Performing Arts venue

9.- Thirteen's American Masters Series co-produces new documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange

10.- Sotheby's New York to offer 548 Edward Weston photographs as a single lot this September

Related Stories



Large-Scale Installation by Sol LeWitt at Gladstone Gallery in Brussels

Never Before Seen Work by Photographer Catherine Opie at Gladstone Gallery

New Installation by Banks Violette at Gladstone Gallery

Sharon Lockhart Shows New Work at Gladstone Gallery



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site