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Artist Update: Amazing Etsuko Ichikawa at BAM 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Artist Update: Amazing Etsuko Ichikawa at BAM 2020

Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa seems to be showing everywhere at once these days. Last year ended for her with two shows at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair and the opening of her solo exhibit Traces of the Molten State at the Bellevue Arts Museum. This winter has also included exhibitions in Washington D.C., Chicago, and another Seattle […]

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Amazing Art of San Francisco’s New Generation Galleries 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Art of San Francisco’s New Generation Galleries 2020

San Francisco magazine featured a story in its April arts issue about the city’s changing gallery scene. The premise: A handful of “young and hungry” gallerists are working to transform San Francisco from a backwater to an international power center for emerging contemporary artists. The question asked and answered throughout is whether recent developments in the […]

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Art Louisa Bufardeci and Zon Ito: MCA Sydney Creative Art 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Art Louisa Bufardeci and Zon Ito: MCA Sydney Creative Art 2020

They say international pairings bring forth interesting children. That is probably due to unrelated gene pools coming together in novel ways, but the same may be true in art. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia has been exploring the potential of international art pairings in an occasional series of exhibitions, the latest of which opened […]

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Amazing Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan 2020

To view contemporary art you generally head for a museum. But the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, an landscape-scale art festival held every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan, offers a vastly different experience. Echigo-Tsumari is an economically distressed region with a decreasing and aging population. It covers an area of roughly 760 square kilometers, including […]

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Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan 2020

The first major survey exhibition of Pakistani contemporary art opens this week at the Asia Society Museum in New York.  Titled Hanging Fire, the exhibition provides an important window into the creative energies of a country more often associated in the West with political conflict and social instability. The show includes 55 works by 15 Pakistani artists, revealing […]

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The Art of Gabriel Orozco at MoMA: Range, Power and Beauty 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Art of Gabriel Orozco at MoMA: Range, Power and Beauty 2020

The mid-career retrospective of Mexican contemporary artist Gabriel Orozco at the Museum of Modern Art has been drawing rave reviews. Orozco emerged as a rising star in the contemporary art world in the 1990s, and his trajectory continues upward. He may be the preeminent  Latin American artist working today. He may be even more. The […]

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The Art of Desire 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Art of Desire 2020

Contemporary art may be most accessible when it explores aspects of human reality we all have in common. With its single-word title, DESIRE, currently ongoing at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, announces itself as a show with a theme that everyone can relate to. That’s not to say the subject–and the art–may not elicit many […]

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Amazing Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft 2020

Over the next six months, visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, will be able to observe the day-to-day studio practices of eight artists as they participate in a conceptually provocative and communally based art performance. Working sequentially over two-day to three-week periods, the artists, comprised of six individuals and one pair and ranging […]

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The Great Art of Tolerance: Jitish Kallat at the Art Institute of Chicago 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Great Art of Tolerance: Jitish Kallat at the Art Institute of Chicago 2020

On September 11 visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago will have a chance to view Indian contemporary artist Jitish Kallat’s  Public Notice 3, a major new installation on the timely and important theme of religious tolerance. In recent years Jitish Kallat has emerged as one of the most exciting figures on the Indian contemporary art scene. […]

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Gerhard Richter Drawings | Proven ‘Lines which do not exist’ 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
Gerhard Richter Drawings | Proven ‘Lines which do not exist’ 2020

The Artist: Gerhard Richter The Show: Lines which do not exist Exhibition of the artist’s graphite, ink and watercolor drawings at The Drawing Center in New York September 11 – November 18, 2010 As a painter many critics consider Richter to be unsurpassed among contemporary artists now working. But as this show notes, his drawing practice remains enigmatic […]

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