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Exhibition of works from across Jenny Holzer’s career opens at Tate Modern

Installation view of ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer at Tate Modern (23 July 2018 – July 2019) © Tate / Andrew Dunkley.

LONDON.- ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer, the latest in the series of annual free displays, will open to the public on 23 July and run until summer 2019. It brings together key works from across Holzer’s four-decade career, including rarely seen works from the artist’s archives and installations exhibited in the UK for the first time, in Tate Modern’s dedicated ARTIST ROOMS gallery. American artist Jenny Holzer (b.1950) is renowned for thought-provoking, text-based installations that incorporate diverse media and a pioneering use of electronic technologies. The artist draws on content from a wide range of sources, often incorporating incongruous viewpoints to examine the nature of communication and human interaction. Tate’s ARTIST ROOMS display will feature works from Holzer’s major texts, including Truisms, Living, Survival and Laments, in addition to writing by others. Installations include three large-scale paintings cr ... More

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The sea in art from the 19th century to the present is the focus of exhibition at Musée d'art moderne André Malraux   Exhibition of drawings and prints by Louise Nevelson explores the artist's works on paper   Christie's sale to celebrate the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan

Gustave Moreau, Fée des eaux n.c Huile sur toile 80 x 65 cm Paris, Musée Gustave Moreau © RMN - Grand Palais - René-Gabriel Ojéda.

LE HAVRE .- MuMa's major 2018 spring and summer exhibition "Ocean Imaginings" explores imaginative interpretations of the sea, the ocean and the undersea world in art works from the second half of the nineteenth century and the twentieth century, a period in which attitudes to the marine world were decisively transformed by the new discipline of oceanography. Ensconced in the apt setting of MuMa's architecturally distinguished building overlooking Le Havre's harbour entrance and seascape, the exhibition itinerary showcases 180 works - paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, glass and ceramics - by almost 100 artists including Anna Atkins, Gustave Moreau, Arnold Böcklin, Auguste Rodin, Emile Gallé, Max Klinger, Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl, Jean-Francis Auburtin, Mathurin Méheut, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Brassaï, Jean Painlevé, Philippe Halsmann, Pierre and Gilles, Nicolas Floc’h and Elsa Guillaume. ... More

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), The Face in the Moon, 1953-55. Etching: sheet, 20 × 26 1/16 in. (50.8 × 66.2 cm); plate, 17 7/8 × 21 5/8 in. (45.4 × 54.9 cm). Edition 1/20. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist 69.247. © 2018 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Face in the Moon: Drawings and Prints by Louise Nevelson opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art on July 20, 2018. Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s extensive holdings of her work, this exhibition presents a career-spanning selection of works on paper by Louise Nevelson (1899–1988). Nevelson emphasized her reliance on the processes of drawing and collage to create the monochromatic wooden sculptures for which she is best known. This exhibition is an opportunity to focus closely on her use of these processes in her works on paper, many of which, like her sculptures, involved building compositions out of unconventional or recycled materials. The human figure is at the center of Nevelson’s early line drawings, often depicted ... More

Paul Elie Ranson is represented in this sale with Baigneuse lavant son pied, painted in 1898. Estimate: €80,000-120,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.

PARIS.- Christie’s France will host a sale celebrating the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan on 15 November 2018. To mark this anniversary, France is organising a series of cultural events under the name Japonismes 2018: les âmes en résonance, between July 2018 and February 2019. This initiative is rooted in the artistic relationship between France and Japan, which dates back to the 19th century, and highlights the important influence of Japan on Western art. With this cross-category sale (including paintings, furniture, prints, sculptures, books, ceramics, silverware, lacquerware and jewellery), Christie’s demonstrates the artistic links existing between these countries through the juxtaposition of Oriental and Occidental works of art. Comprising around 60 lots ranging from 1860 to 1930, this curated sale is the first one of this kind. Camille de Foresta and Géraldine Lenain in charge of the sale ... More

Unique collection of Russian art comes to Georgia   Pace Gallery opens an exhibition of new works by New York-based light artist Leo Villareal   Flowers Gallery opens an exhibition of new sculptural paintings by Patrick Hughes

Pietro Benvenuti (Italian, 1769–1844), Princess Zinaida Alexandrovna Volkonskaia, 1815. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Promised gift of Marina Belosselsky-Belozersky Kasarda.

ATHENS, GA.- From Russia to Finland to London to Massachusetts and now to Athens, Georgia, the Belosselsky-Belozersky Collection has traveled the world. The exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” (on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia July 21, 2018, to January 6, 2019) introduces the public to this collection from the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky, which still belongs to its original owners. Parker Curator of Russian Art Asen Kirin’s expertise was crucial in organizing the exhibition and in presenting this art to the public. The Belosselsky-Belozersky Collection was formed in the mid-18th century by one of the most notable collectors during the Enlightenment era, the philosopher and poet Prince Alexander Mikhailovich Belosselsky-Belozersky. With the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Prince Konstantin Esperovich Belosselsky- ... More

Leo Villareal, Large Cloud Drawing 3, 2018, LEDs, custom software, electrical hardware and metal 68" × 68" (172.7 cm × 172.7 cm). © Leo Villareal, 2018. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

HONG KONG.- Pace Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new works by New York-based light artist Leo Villareal. Installed in Pace’s recently-opened gallery in Hong Kong’s new H Queen’s Building, Escape Velocity is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia and his second exhibition with Pace since joining the gallery in 2016. Villareal works with pixels and binary code to create rhythmic, non- repeating and random compositions in light. Firmly rooted in abstraction and the psychology of perception, his work is purposefully open-ended and ethereal, encouraging viewers to draw their own interpretations. Escape Velocity i on view July 20 through September 7, 2018. The exhibition features three large Cloud Drawings and an edition of small Cloud Drawings, and three new triptych works, similar to Villareal’s Signature of the Invisible, recently exhibited by Pace at Art Basel. Composed on a square array of LED lights arrang ... More

Patrick Hughes, Reverse Inverse & Forced Perspective, 2018 (detail), Oil on board construction, © Patrick Hughes, courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

LONDON.- Patrick Hughes has achieved recognition around the world for his lifelong exploration of perspective and visual paradox. An acclaimed British Pop Artist, closely aligned with British Surrealism in the 1950s and 60s, Hughes is also renowned for his impact on scientific discoveries in the field of three- dimensional visual perception. In an exhibition at Flowers Gallery Cork Street, Hughes presents new sculptural paintings, completed this year, which explore an increasingly complex spatial and pictorial imagery. Ever since the creation of his first ‘reverse perspective’, the Sticking Out Room, more than fifty years ago, Hughes has continued to confound viewers with his three-dimensional paintings, which appear to move together with the lateral movements of the viewer. The foundations for this discovery were set in 1963, when he made a sculpture of railway lines in perspective coming to an abrupt vanishing point. Lookin ... More

Exhibition series exploring the history of artists who experienced life in exile now continues with 'Resonance of Exile'   rosenfeld porcini opens themed exhibition entitled Verticality   Exhibition explores the process of economic, social and cultural transformations

Lili Réthi, Illustration from: Upton Sinclair Briefe an einen Arbeiter (Letters to a blue-collar worker) Leipzig and Vienna, 1932. © Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Photo: Rainer Iglar.

SALZBURG.- Last year, the first presentation in the series shed light on the sharp discontinuities in the biographies and oeuvres of four women artists who were forced to leave their native countries. The new exhibition places the focus on how emigrants rebuilt their lives and careers after escaping Central Europe and how their experiences echo in their art, showcasing the oeuvres of six outstanding artists: Valeska Gert, Lisette Model, Madame d’Ora, Wolfgang Paalen, Lili Réthi, and Amos Vogel. The “resonance” in the title sums up the diverse ways in which the works they created in their places of refuge as well as after their return reflect what they went through. Model, Paalen, Réthi, and Vogel were pioneering artists who influenced the evolution of their respective métiers in their adopted ... More

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LONDON.- rosenfeld porcini announces its themed exhibition entitled Verticality which features works by Roberto Almagno, Enrique Brinkmann, Lu Chao, Leonardo Drew, Herbert Golser, Riccardo Guarneri, Naoya Inose, Marijke Keyser, Robert Muntean, Antonio Riello, Nicola Samorì, José Santos III, Raina Schoretsaniti, Levi van Veluw, Veronica Vasquez and Uthman Wahaab. If one reflects on the selection process of art history which evolves over decades and even centuries, we can see that Horizontality gradually morphs into Verticality. Only those artists who survive the sand in the hourglass will become part of the pantheon and be remembered centuries on. The aim is to approach a basic dichotomy such as Verticality/Horizontality from both a visual and textual perspective. Rather than display artists who utilise written text as a way to impart didactic information, there, instead, is a series of talks in the gallery during the ... More

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ROME.- The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea presents BRIC-à-brac | The Jumble of Growth | 另一种选择, an exhibition curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Huang Du. The two curators come from two countries placed at the antipodes of the globe: Cuba and China, two geographically and culturally different contexts, that share a common attempt on reading the present from a group of apparently diverse visions. This exhibition is the result of a cooperation between the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome and the Today Art Museum in Beijing. The show explores the process of economic, social and cultural transformations brought about by countries where emerging market economies are growing dramatically at a global scale. It examines the various ways in which art has participated in or reacted to some of the transitions involved, and to their effects on culture, soci ... More

Poetry in motion: Enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'   Turner prize winner Mark Wallinger unveils new series of works at Jerwood Gallery   ARTPIQ: Disruptive art portal connects collectors with upcoming masters

Founder Robert Coudray poses on the site of "Universe of the scrap merchant's poet", made of iron-made sculptures on July 17, 2018 in Lizio, western France. Fred TANNEAU / AFP.

LIZIO (AFP).- With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside. "It's an extraordinary place in my imagination," says its creator Robert Coudray, who has let his imagination run wild for nearly three decades, turning his ideas into reality. Now to the sounds of chiming bells and flowing water, visitors can wander around his little timeless world of scrap creations, peeking inside some of the 15 towers and admiring some 70 figures that move, laid out over a hectare (2.5 acres) of land in the village of Lizio. Coudray, 65, said it all began out of boredom. "One day, I was bored so I started to make cabins, ... More

The Human Figure in Space.

HASTINGS.- Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger unveiled a series of playful, thought-provoking and previously unseen works in an exhibition on view at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings this month. The show is inspired by the seaside setting of the gallery and the 19th-century photographer, Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering work, The Human Figure in Motion. All works are being shown for the first time in the UK and Birdman, created specifically for the show, is befitting for the seaside location of Jerwood Gallery. The piece features cropped details taken from images of contestants at the International Birdman competition, which takes place on the Sussex coast. As Mark explains: “Isolated against the sky, these would-be aeronauts conjure with myth and wilful slapstick, bathos and pathos. The dream of flight that started in Greek mythology with Icarus and Daedalus and continued through a myriad of figures from cultures ... More

CEO Katharina Wenzel-Vollenbroich.

DUSSELDORF.- Online art funding platform ARTPIQ is working to disrupt the art market. Since its launch in March 2017, the start-up has already raised a six figure angel funding to connect promising talents with collectors. Traditionally, young artists with potential face high-entry barriers into the art market due to a lack of network, business expertise, and exposure while the majority of money is invested in the secondary art market. ARTPIQ is committed to radically change the landscape by offering a platform of opportunities for young talents and collectors. “Right now, control over the art market is in few hands. Therefore, it is very difficult even for really talented artists to gain a foothold”, commented Katharina Wenzel-Vollenbroich, Founder and CEO of ARTPIQ. “We are passionate about art and long to create a great environment for tomorrow’s masters. That’s why we want to democratise the market and connect ... More

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Austrian artist Martin Beck presents his first major show in France at Frac Lorraine
METZ.- Unfolding as a composition, this exhibition features recent works by the Austrian artist Martin Beck who, at 49 Nord 6 Est–Frac Lorraine, presents his first major show in France. Works on paper, photographs, sculptures, and videos… the artist chooses his medium depending on the subject matter addressed. Flowers, for example, consists of sets of photographs that document the arrangement of a so-called Dutch flower bouquet. The images reveal both the methodical work of a florist and the fragility of the material she handles. Gestures and forms are gathered in altogether 36 different constellations that do not follow a sequential order. Temporality is an essential component of Beck’s work. The research supporting the making of his works often spreads over several years before it culminates in a physical manifestation —the first element of Last Night took ... More

PEER presents Smile Please by Simon English, a significant new body of painted drawings and sculpture
LONDON.- PEER presents Smile Please, a significant new body of ‘painted drawings’ by Simon English, accompanied by other recent works on paper and rarely seen sculptural assemblages created by the artist between 2014 and 2018. English’s prolific practice is primarily drawing based. Using ink, pen, graphite and watercolour, he pairs, sequences and arranges these drawings in grids often comprising more than 100 works on a single wall. This regular and rational arrangement gives order to what is an overwhelming, changing, seemingly diaristic, kaleidoscope on the artist’s psyche. Gay culture, pop music, love, loss and recovery are key thematic threads in English’s work though spontaneity and action, and a giving over of himself to the blank page remain. English has created a range of graphic languages, from intricate line drawings of imagined botanicals, ... More

Large-scale Installation by Gil Shani on view at the Israel Museum
(JERUSALEM).- At the end of the empty entrance hall to the installation Buses is a door leading to a room that looks out on an enclosed space occupied by two parked tourist buses. Why is there a parking garage here? Is this an exit? How did such large buses get in? Has a group of tourists just arrived? Gil Marco Shani’s installation is an architectural intervention implanted in the heart of the Israel Museum. A temporary floor bisects the upper part of a gallery — which has an especially high ceiling — to create a new level that has never before been stepped upon. It is on this invented floor that the artist has installed his garage-like film-set and buses. Both garage and buses are entirely fabricated, custom-made, down to the last detail, of various ersatz materials meticulously modeled by a variety of planning and production techniques. The buses look whole ... More

Boers-Li Gallery New York opens summer group show
NEW YORK, NY.- Boers-Li Gallery New York is presenting Summer Group Show with Liao Guohe, Ou Jin, Tie Ying, Xing Danwen, Xue Feng, Ye Linghan, and Zhang Peili. Works on view include new paintings by Liao Guohe, Ou Jin, Xue Feng, and Ye Linghan, Xing Danwen’s iconic photographic series Urban Fiction (2006), as well as Zhang Peili’s historical installation piece, One Thousandth of One Second to One Second (1995). Due to the popular demand of the gallery's previous exhibition, Ulay: Renais sense, a selection of Ulay’s works have remained on view in the gallery in tandem with the Summer Group Show. Known for the fictitious, irreverent, and often satirical approach of making perverse, bold and even offensive images, Liao Guohe draws an array of subject matters that is unspeakable to the point of requiring “self-censorship”, into his paintings. ... More

Tacoma Art Museum celebrates the power and richness of Blackness in new exhibition
TACOMA, WA.- Tacoma Art Museum opened its summer exhibition To Sing of Beauty, which focuses on the power, beauty, and richness of Blackness. To Sing of Beauty: Paul Stephen Benjamin and C. Davida Ingram features video installations by Northwest artist C. Davida Ingram and Atlanta-based Paul Stephen Benjamin. “We are thrilled to exhibit our new acquisition of Davida Ingram’s video,” shared David F. Setford, TAM’s Executive Director. “To Sing of Beauty brings together our exhibition and collection goals of representing our vital and diverse communities. Artists like Ingram and Benjamin demonstrate the highest accomplishments of regional artists.” Both Ingram and Benjamin celebrate Black women artists in their new work. Employing the format of a video diptych, Ingram features her collaborators, composer and vocalist Hanna Benn and actress ... More

Naima Azough appointed to the Rijksmuseum Supervisory Board
AMSTERDAM.- Naima Azough (b. 1972 in Asdif, Morocco) was named as the newest member of the Rijksmuseum supervisory board on 4 July 2018. Naima Azough is an independent adviser for social and governmental organisations who has been deeply engaged with social topics throughout her career; she headed two national commissions on human trafficking and prostitution grooming, and directed the care of victim minors. In her role as special rapporteur, Naima Azough conducted research into the prevention of extremism and the advancement of social cohesion. She was a member of the Dutch Parliament for seven years. Naima Azough: The Rijksmuseum connects people, art and history and allows us to pose questions about the past, the present and beauty. I am eager to contribute to this national resource of wonderment and connection. Alex ... More

Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis' US debut on view at Garis & Hahn
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Garis & Hahn is presenting Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism marking Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis' US debut and her first solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will open on July 22 and remain on view through August 25, 2018. On Sunday, July 22 the gallery will be open special hours, 12 to 8 PM, in conjunction with the Industrial Street Block Party, with an exhibition walkthrough with Kate Ballis at 3 PM. Inspired by Richard Mosse's groundbreaking infrared documentary series, Ballis' Infra Realism series features 13 large scale powerfully seductive photographs that transform everyday southern California archetypes--modernist architecture, pools, vintage cars and desert scenes--into otherworldly candy-colored dreamscapes. Shot with a specially converted full-spectrum mirrorless camera using various infrared filters, the artist ... More

Louis Stern Fine Arts presents London in the 60s: Bernard Cohen, Michael Kidner, and Richard Smith
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Louis Stern Fine Arts is presenting “London in the 60s: Bernard Cohen, Michael Kidner, and Richard Smith.” Taking place this summer, the exhibition forms half of an exhibition exchange with Flowers Gallery. With concurrent exhibitions in London and Los Angeles, both galleries highlight the various forms of abstract art being made in Britain and Southern California during the 1960s. On view in Los Angeles, Louis Stern Fine Arts is exhibiting works by leading British abstract painters Bernard Cohen, Michael Kidner, and Richard Smith. At the same time, Flowers Gallery in London showcases an exhibition of works by important California artists Helen Lundeberg, Lorser Feitelson, and Karl Benjamin. All of these artists contributed to the development of abstract and modern art in their respective locations. Bernard Cohen ... More

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk
NEW YORK (AFP).- Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make. Still in his mid-20s, the Brooklyn-born singer and multi-instrumentalist driven by the sensibilities of old-school R&B was tapped as Lenny Kravitz's opening act on a tour of Europe and Drake sampled him on one of the hip-hop superstar's number-one albums. Instead, Garzon-Montano, a perfectionist who struggles to determine when his music is good enough for release, was crushed inside. "I felt like he had just mopped the European floor with me," Garzon-Montano said of Kravitz. "I just felt like I was going along for this shaming ride almost." Acknowledging that playing as an opening act is a rite of passage, Garzon-Montano said he nonetheless felt ignored, his set on less than half the volume of Kravitz's ... More

Freight+Volume opens a large group exhibition curated by Nick Lawrence
NEW YORK, NY.- Freight+Volume is presenting Summer of Love, a large group exhibition curated by Nick Lawrence which presents the engagements of a diverse body of 100 artists with themes of love and romance, the quandaries of relationships, and sympathetic resonances in the natural world. Spread between the gallery’s downtown (F+V) and uptown (Arts+Leisure) locations, the exhibition traverses generations and methodologies, commingling practices grounded in figuration (including Katherine Bradford, Walter Robinson, Hope Gangloff, Melissa Brown, Rebecca Morgan, Barnaby Whitfield, Lola Schnabel, Tom Sanford, Elizabeth Huey), text (including Michael Scoggins, Alex Gingrow, Cary Liebowitz, Erik den Breejen, Samuel Jablon, Becky Brown, Loren Munk), text and figuration (including David Kramer, Robert Hodge, Miriam Carothers, Karen ... More

Dubai collector's rare Star Wars action figures may bring $360,000 at auction
DALLAS, TX.- A prominent collector and Dubai resident is auctioning the world's rarest Star Wars action figure prototypes next month, a 33-piece collection which is estimated to sell for as much as $360,000. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, pursued only the rarest examples of the toys released in the late 1970s at the beginning of Star Wars mania. Officially titled "The Dubai Collection," it includes figures for Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo in mint condition and includes pre-production prototypes never intended to be seen by the public. A hand-painted prototype of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, from 1977, is estimated to sell for $25,000. One of five known prototypes for a character named Bib Fortuna, considered the rarest of all Star Wars figures, could sell for $30,000. "These early prototypes and test figures were made to perfect the stock ... More

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On a day like today, American painter and etcher Edward Hopper was born
July 22, 1882. Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 - May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. In this image: Edward Hopper, Two Puritans, 1945. Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.6 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

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