Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Age of Aquarius - group show - DUVE - Berlin

through May 4th 2013


An astrological age lasts for approximately 2,150 years – the time it takes for the vernal equinox to move from one constellation of the zodiac into the next. In our era, this is a procession from Pisces to Aquarius. Some believe that such changes affect mankind, influencing the rise and fall of civilizations or cultural tendencies: The age of Aquarius is said to be associated with love, unity, integrity, freedom, modernization, rebellion, veracity and transparency. Its colors are silver, aqua, purple, electric pink and blue. But no one can agree whether this age has already arrived or if it is still far away.* Have we experienced a new dawn for mankind or are we still under the sign of the Piscean values - power and control? Can we pin our hopes on the stars? The works in this exhibition paint a picture of cosmic and earthly desires; they invoke other possible worlds and in some cases reject them. This Age of Aquarius catalogues artists’ wrestling with hope and doubt, questioning the effectiveness of new age symbolism in the 21st century.

curated by Nadim Samman

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Julia Wachtel - Post Culture - Vilma Gold - London

through April 18th 2013

Emerging with the Pictures Generation artists in the early 1980s in New York, Wachtel has worked with juxtaposition and the visual language of mass culture for the last 30 years. Her oil, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas paintings enter into a visual language game wherein appropriated imagery is illustrated, simulated, replicated, altered and parodied. For her first exhibition at Vilma Gold, Wachtel brings together works from the 80s and 90s alongside recent painting and new poster work. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sterling Ruby - EXHM - Hauser & Wirth - London

through May 4th 2013

Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby’s interdisciplinary practice channels the conflicts between individual impulses and mechanisms of social control, American domination and decline, an engagement with irrationality and dysfunctional psychology, and its end result in upheaval. Ruby’s works act as formally charged markers and allegories for the burdens that plague contemporary existence. Entitled ‘EXHM’, the artist’s abbreviation for ‘exhumation’, Ruby’s debut exhibition with Hauser & Wirth presents an installation of new ceramics, collages, fabric and urethane sculptures.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MEGAN FRANCIS SULLIVAN - New Images - Freymond & Guth - Zurich

through April 20th 2013

There is an I here, as well as a you, occurring simultaneously, as might be assumed, but not necessarily acknowledged. The works are readable at a first glance, and then as something else again. 

Perhaps we have arrived, in a kind of uncanny trance, to stare at the consequences of the grammar of the personal pronoun, beyond which empty space seems to fall away.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Haim Steinbach - Collections - Lia Rumma - Milan

through April 6th 2013

In his solo show at the Lia Rumma Gallery Haim Steinbach employs standard architectural building materials - metal studs, drywall, prefabricated shelving units, paint and wallpaper – evoking both domestic and institutional spaces as places ready for presentation. The artist exhibits over 50 objects selected from seven collections. The objects are arranged and placed on shelves, and are displayed on both the permanent gallery walls and Steinbach’s temporary walls.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Matteo Callegari - Ramiken Crucible - NYC

through April 28th 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hans Schabus - Sacco di Lavoro - Zero - Milan

through March 29th 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013


through April 28th 2013

Curated by Andrea Lissoni

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Big Rock Candy Mountain - group show - MOT International Projectspace - London

through April 14th 2013


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jochen Lempert - Seing is Believing - Norma Mangione Gallery - Turin

through May 4th 2013

curated by Chris Sharp

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Christopher Kulendran Thomas - Art Beyond Spectatorship - Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler - Berlin

through April 20th 2013

Taking as materials the whole system by which art is distributed, existing artworks are purchased from the politically unstable margins of international art power and reconfigured to fund a part-clandestine evisceration of contemporary art’s globalising mission. Through this ongoing insurgent enterprise, cultural exchange is explicitly perverted by the underlying colonial trading patterns that it usually masks. Art here is ecologically contingent within its networked reality. Counter-manipulating imperial interdependencies of art and war, a conspiracy of consequences is set in motion that extends beyond the work’s as yet visible horizons.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jamie Shovlin - [Sic] - Horton Gallery - NYC

through April 24th 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Markus Lüpertz - Bozetti for Hercules - Michael Werner - NYC

through April 13th 2013

Michael Werner Gallery is pleased to present Bozzetti for Hercules, an exhibition of sculpture and drawings made around the artist’s sixty-foot sculpture “Hercules”, installed in 2010 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The exhibition was originally exhibited from 2010-2011 at the LehmbruckMuseum in Duisburg.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

April Childers, David Leggett, Max Maslansky - Squirts - Regina Rex - NYC

through March 31, 2013

Digesting images and objects from popular culture, artists April Childers, David Leggett and Max Maslansky take on the roles of both cultural deviants and comedians, delivering hard and fast truths through urgent expression. Childers’ sculptures use found objects alongside constructed supports that frame an intuitive symbology which pulls from cartoons, dollar store detritus, ghostly imagery and taxidermy. Leggett’s paintings, sprinkled with craft materials such as felt, pom poms and wiggle eyes, directly and playfully address racially loaded moments of self-identification. Maslansky’s paintings—often made on old bedsheets—come out of an archive of images self-consciously scavenged from the depths of the internet, probing into the comical absurdities of voyeurism and the male ego.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Eddie Martinez - Matador - The Journal Gallery - NYC

through April 28th 2013

The creation of Eddie Martinez' Matador paintings is a physical bout. At work, Martinez paces around the studio—blasting music, slapping on paint, sanding, scooping debris from the ground and smearing it into a layer of thick paint. Around him, the canvases lean against the walls, tall and wide like bulls, towering, and he bounces between them, working on up to eight paintings at once. "When I'm painting these," he says, "it feels like it's either me or the canvas who’s coming out the victor."

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Broken Windows - group show - New York Gallery - NYC

through April 27th 2013

Robin Cameron /  Mathieu Carmona /  Stephane Devidal /  Philippe Fernandez /  Ryan Gander /  Camille Henrot /  Lauren Huret /  Valentina Liernur /   organized by Benoît Maire /    

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dan Shaw Town - Room East - NYC

through April 21st 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

ALLYSON VIEIRA - Cortège - Laurel Gitlen - NYC

through March 24th 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Maria Dekkenga - Eli Ping - NYC

through March 31st 2013

Dekkenga works out the compositions of her paintings in Adobe Illustrator. After applying an impasto underpainting, she uses herself as printer to transfer the composition to the painting surface. The procedure produces a thing that levels action and stops movement, making it impossible to retrace a series of painterly moves.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013


through March 23rd 2013

John Lehr’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Low Relief is comprised of nine new  photographs. These atmospheric works are the result of Lehr’s physical on-site  manipulations combined with his subjective rendering of color in the final prints

Friday, March 1, 2013