The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Paul Sietsema: Empire at The Whitney

NEW YORK.- The Whitney Museum of American Art presents “Paul Sietsema: Empire.” Paul Sietsema’s first solo museum show presents his new film Empire, as well as related drawings and two architectural constructions. Inspired in part by a 1964 Vogue photograph of critic Clement Greenberg’s Manhattan living room, the 24-minute film is an exploration of physical, psychological, and cinematic space. Empire will be presented at the Whitney from March 20 through June 8; the film will be shown in the Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Lobby Gallery, while the constructions and drawings will be displayed in the Kaufman Astoria Studios Film & Video Gallery on the second floor.
Presented as part of The Contemporary Series, the exhibition is organized by Debra Singer, associate curator of contemporary art, and accompanied by a special publication with an essay by Chrissie Iles, curator of film and video.
Empire is composed of a series of segments examining varieties of space and the ways we perceive different spaces on the screen. It uses two architectural models constructed by the artist: Greenberg’s chic living room--a quintessential 60s space with paintings by some of the artists Greenberg championed, including Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis and Barnett Newman--and a splendid 18th century-Rococo interior from the Hôtel de Soubise in Paris. In addition, Sietsema explores other forms of space, including the structure of a translucent crystalline form and a cavernous space modeled after a Louise Bourgeois sculpture.
The title, Empire, refers to Andy Warhol’s 1964 film of the same name (an eight-hour static shot of the Empire State Building), and to the Empire Theatre, which in 1896 became the first place in London where one could see “moving pictures.”
As in his earlier work, Sietsema creates by hand all of the scenes and objects depicted. Emphasizing the materiality of film, Sietsema luxuriates in the medium’s sensuous qualities as he plays with exposures, ragged film leader, multiple perspectives, and various film processing methods.
Paul Sietsema (b. 1968) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received an MFA from UCLA in 1999. He had a solo exhibition at Regen Projects in Los Angeles in 2002. Sietsema’s work was included in “The Americans: New Art” (2001) at the Barbican in London, “Sonsbeek 9” (2001) in Arnheim, The Netherlands, “00” (2000) at Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York, and “L.A.” (2000) at Galerie Monika Spruth & Philomene Magers in Cologne, Germany. An artist’s book, Constructions of Vision, was published last year in conjunction with the “Sonsbeek 9” exhibition.

Today's News

December 12, 2018

First comprehensive monographic exhibition of artist Henry Fuseli on view in Basel

Record-breaking year for treasure discovered by the public

National Gallery of Art elects Kaywin Feldman as its fifth Director, succeeding Earl A. Powell III

Guggenheim Museum to open daily beginning in 2019

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces major new acquisition: Sleeping Christ Child by Filippo Parodi

Sotheby's unveils its sales of Important Judaica and Israeli & International Art

Exhibition of spatial reliefs and drawings by Hélio Oiticica on view at Galerie Lelong & Co.

After more than thirty years, a new inventory of the Museum Ludwig collection is being published

Olafur Eliasson public art installation Ice Watch brings the reality of climate change to London

Putin praises dissident writer Solzehnitsyn on centenary

Syria accuses international forces of 'illegal' archaeological digs

The Fine Art Society to celebrate their history on New Bond Street with a sale at Sotheby's

'Looking at the Overlooked' by John Myers published by RRB PhotoBooks

Maggot cheese, putrid sea herring or virgin boy eggs -- bon appetit!

The largest collection of unique Gilbert Albert pieces ever to be put up for auction achieves CHF 830,000

Exhibition features photographs/illustrations depicting war's destruction on environment

Ulster Museum's art collections revitalised by New Blood exhibition

Early copy of DC Comics Flash #105 climbs to $20,000 at Bruneau & Co's Toys & Comics sale

Pietro Roccasalva's first solo exhibition in London on view at Massimo De Carlo

Grounds For Sculpture welcomes new board member, Alexander Gladney

Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa

Cally Spooner's second solo exhibition with ZERO... on view in Milan

Arc de Triomphe to reopen after Paris protest damage

ESSEX ROAD 5: Eight contemporary artists interpret a very particular part of London

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Morgan receives a major Renoir drawing unseen for over 50 years

2.- Recording console built by Elvis Costello and used to record Stairway to Heaven stars at Bonhams sale

3.- On December 9, estate jewelry & more goes up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

4.- French museum chief hits back at call to return African art

5.- David Castillo Gallery to present works by a stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach

6.- Ancient Chinese painting auctioned for almost $60 million at Christie's Hong Kong

7.- Exploring the watery remains of France's sunken Roman port of Olbia

8.- Exhibition examines eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude

9.- Thieves nab Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting from Vienna auction house

10.- Israeli archaeologists unveil rare stone mask dating to the Neolithic

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful