"Tomorrow I have the first truck arriving-paintings plus 6,000 lbs of honey; and Thursday, I have sculpture plus 60 hemlock trees," wrote artist-poet Peter Nadin in an email to A.i.A.
last Tuesday, describing his installation at Gavin Brown's enterprise. As promised, crates of paintings and sculptures and two dozen, sealed drums of "horse honey" arrived at the gallery the following day. Over the next week, the artist would pour this 6,000 pounds of honey into a 24-foot-square vat (a vessel made from hickory wood) and add sculptures (houses resembling bird feeders) to the top. No doubt even before the doors to this show open tonight, the work (titled Raft
) will attract new objects (and creatures) to its pleasurable surface. Read More
"It's an awful thing, I'm against it entirely," remarked an older woman, holding her nose at the 20th edition of the ArteBA fair in Buenos Aires. She was referring to the work of Carlos Herrera, winner of this year's Petrobras prize for an Argentine artist under 35 (chosen from a shortlist of artists selected by curator Sonia Becce and critic and curator Claudio Iglesias). At ArteBA Herrera displayed a new work, Autorretrato sobre mi muerte (Self-Portrait about my Death)
, comprising two leather shoes sticking out from a plastic bag. Inside each shoe were two raw squids which had, over the course of four days, developed an offensive smell. Read More