French artist Daniel Buren opened a two-venue exhibition in Chelsea last night that also, via a wheatpasted poster campaign, extends his trademark vertical stripes into the streets of New York. The shows, at Friedrich Petzel's new location on West 18th Street, and at Bortolami Gallery, the artist's New York representative, juxtapose 1970s paper wall works (at Petzel) with new pieces integrating glowing fiber optics (at Bortolami).
In December, the temperature in Kiev rarely ventures above freezing. It's the sort of cold that numbs your legs and leaves your toes half-frozen. But last Friday outside the Pinchuk Art Centre, a line of 20-somethings, bundled under layers of fur and down, stretched to the block's end. Friends and schoolmates talked excitedly through chattering teeth, awaiting their turn to enter the Centre's white-walled interior. If, as Pinchuk's artistic director Eckhard Schneider likes to joke, the age of most museum visitors falls "between 50 and death," the fact that 80 percent of the Centre's visitors are aged 18 to 30 is striking. Free of charge and open until 9 p.m., the Centre feeds a growing demand among the city's youth for contemporary art and the vision of modernity it conveys.
El Güiro, an art bar designed by Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters), was added to their number this year. The Madrid-based artist duo is made up of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez, both Cuban artists about 40 years old.
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor