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Amazing Art and Oceanography – Huang Yong Ping in Monaco 2020

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Art and Oceanography – Huang Yong Ping in Monaco 2020

A site-specific installation by French and Chinese contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping is on display at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Titled  ”Wu Zei”, the work accompanies the museum’s “Méditerranée” exhibition dedicated to dwindling biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea. Wu Zei is a giant sea creature 25 meters across, meant to be a hybrid between an octopus and a cuttlefish. […]

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Amazing Art Sanctums: a Visit to the Walter De Maria SOHO Installations 2020

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Art Sanctums: a Visit to the Walter De Maria SOHO Installations 2020

On a recent Saturday in what is revealing itself to be a delightful Spring in New York City, I had the privilege of visiting two important works by Walter De Maria, commissioned and cared for by  Dia Art Foundation. Housed in cramped rooms in SOHO, The Broken Kilometer (1979) and The New York Earth Room (1977) are generally not accessible to the public. […]

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Amazing Contemporary Cuban Art at Marlborough Chelsea 2020

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Contemporary Cuban Art at Marlborough Chelsea 2020

The Artists:  Abel Barroso, Roberto Diago, Kcho, William Pérez, and Ernesto Rancaño The Show: Living in Havana at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery May 19 – June 18 2011 Work by five leading contemporary Cuban artists will be on view at Marlborough Chelsea gallery starting May 19. Titled Living in Havana, the assembled body of work explores the paradoxes and challenges of life in […]

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Death and Fertility – The Art of Haiti 2020

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
Death and Fertility – The Art of Haiti 2020

Counterposed against the conceptual excess and indulgence of Venice Biennale is the national pavilion of Haiti, one of the countries making its first appearance at the international art extravaganza. The Haiti Pavilion is just this: two shipping containers, one red and one blue, the colors of the Haitian flag. Not far away floats an enormous yacht owned by Russian […]

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Canada at the Biennale | The Art of Steven Shearer 2020

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
Canada at the Biennale | The Art of Steven Shearer 2020

Steven Shearer was something of a surprise pick to represent Canada at the 54th Venice Biennale. The Vancouver-based artist has been showing since the mid-1990s, and enjoys a growing international reputation for his diverse body of work that includes numerous drawings and paintings, large-scale photo-collage assemblages of found images, and sound sculptures. Shearer is best known […]

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Installation 5: Amazing International (and LA) Art in San Jose

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Installation 5: Amazing International (and LA) Art in San Jose

Bay Area fans of urban contemporary art can check out Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour, which arrives in San Jose this weekend after recent runs in New York, Phoenix, and Miami during Art Basel.  The traveling exhibition / arts fundraiser / major auto manufacturer promotional event includes work by an international cast of new contemporary and […]

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Incredible Environmental Art Impact: Christo and ‘Over the River’ in CO 2020

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Incredible Environmental Art Impact: Christo and ‘Over the River’ in CO 2020

The clock is winding down for public comment on what may be the first formal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) ever required for a work of art: Christo’ s proposed Over the River project in southern Colorado. The Wall Street Journal did a pretty good story on this a few days ago, though the title “Christo vs. Colorado” is somewhat misleading. The […]

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Amazing Art of Argentina: Adrián Villar Rojas – Venice Biennale 2011

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Art of Argentina: Adrián Villar Rojas – Venice Biennale 2011

A fast-rising star of the Argentinian art world, Adrián Villar Rojas will represent his native country at this year’s Biennele in Venice. At  just 31, he will be one of the youngest artists to be given the honors of national representation. Adrián Villar Rojas emerged on the Buenos Aires art scene with exhibitions in 2004-2005, and achieved broader recognition […]

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Russian Art – Blue Noses, Red Faces 2020

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Russian Art – Blue Noses, Red Faces 2020

Next week will see the opening of an exhibition of Russian art at the La Maison Rouge gallery in Paris. Entitled ‘Sots Art: Political Art in Russia From 1972 to Today’ (or l’art politique en Russie depuis 1972, for all you linguaphiles) , the exhibition will showcase examples of the Sots Art movement that began in an apartment in 1972 […]

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Ryan McGinness: Recent Art and New Paintings 2020

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ryan McGinness: Recent Art and New Paintings 2020

The Artist: Ryan McGinness The Show: Recent Paintings, at Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles May 19 – July 1, 2011 The ever-prolific painter and pop iconographer Ryan McGinness spins into neo-Warholian overdrive this month. As Culture Monster recently reported, McGinness will be blanketing the LA area with his creative output including three gallery shows (paintings, sculptures, works on […]

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