When artists Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin launched their latest Kickstarter project on May 7, aiming to raise money to produce an updated camera lucida, the $30 NeoLucida, their big hope was to attract 500 backers before June. Read More
How do new generations of artists absorb the art of the past? "Concrete Remains: Postwar and Contemporary Art from Brazil," a compact show on view at Chelsea's Tierney Gardarin Gallery (formerly Cristin Tierney), through June 22, is, in one sense, an exploration of this question. It also encapsulates an important area of Latin American art, shedding new light on the ongoing preoccupation of 21st-century Brazilian artists with their nation's major contribution to 20th-century art: Concrete and Neo-Concrete art. Read More
As part of the Frieze Projects program at the second annual Frieze New York fair (May 10-13), curator Cecilia Alemani commissioned The Vault from Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn, known for sculptural installations and interactive performances. In theory, 200 visitors per day would be randomly selected to receive a key, upon entry to the fair, to a speakeasy-style cocktail bar tucked away somewhere in the fair. The secrecy and exclusivity around the bar lent an air of intrigue and suspense. Read More
Gold leaf, honey, tar, blood, wax, flowers, leeches, pheasants, arrows: such are the materials used by Seattle-based experimental theater company Saint Genet, whose new work Paradisiacal Rites opens at Seattle performance space On The Boards this week. The company returned in early May from Krems, Austria, where the piece made its lauded debut at the Donau Arts Festival. The show combines dance, installation and original music, typical of past work such as The Dorothy K-a piece Robert Wilson included in his "Works and Process" series at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 2011. Read More
With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for thought-provoking, clever and memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. Below is a selection of current shows our team of editors can't stop talking about.
This week we check out Michele Abeles's photos at 47 Canal, geometric abstractions and sculptural tableaux by Elizabeth Neel at Sikkema Jenkins and Gedi Sibony's bare-bones assemblages at Greene Naftali. Read More
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli