This summer, the Bahamas will celebrate its 40th year as an independent commonwealth while also presenting its first pavilion in the Venice Biennale. Tavares Strachan, who was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and lives in New York, will represent his homeland by way of the North Pole with an exhibition titled "Polar Eclipse" in the Arsenale.
While larger galleries boasted of seven-figure sales early on at the inaugural Art Basel in Hong Kong fair (May 23-26), a young Singapore gallery celebrated a quieter victory.
Chan Hampe Galleries sold the contents of its booth, a project by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng, before Tuesday evening's vernissage, according to director Benjamin Milton Hampe. He also pointed out that the gallery hosts the fair's only solo presentation of a Singaporean artist. 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 Travess Smalley's complex abstract photo-collages at Higher Pictures, Arthur Ou's shimmering, tactile paintings at Brennan & Griffin, and Wolfgang Tillmans's expansive show featuring photographs from the past five years at Andrea Rosen. Read More
Art Basel in Hong Kong, formerly known as Art HK, is the place to go for East-meets-West-style work like Wu Di's Plaything
(2013). The painting shows a monkey-headed human figure in Western Renaissance garb on the end of a leash held by a human-headed monkey, all against a background of old master-style gold leaf. Read More
Approaching Prudence—one of the seven sculptures that Carol Bove recently installed on the High Line's Rail Yards segment—Cecilia Alemani, curator of High Line Art, pointed out where the vegetation first appears on this northernmost stretch of the elevated park. This spot is where Bove's "nature walk" begins. Alemani spoke with A.i.A. last week, soon after Friends of the High Line began giving tours of the final portion of the track, which has not yet been renovated like the rest of the park. Bove's multipart installation "Caterpillar" will be on view here through May 2014.