In Focus Next Week: April 20 - 26
Oscillating between the high end and the affordable, the upcoming week in art is bringing us many must-see exhibitions. Art market is blossoming with the Upcoming Auctions, but one of the important art fairs – Art Brussels, is also to come. Brussels is definitely a good place to be next week, since Eric Fischl is having a show at Jablonka Maruani Mercier as well. On the American side of the pond, Gagosian New York is showing yet another star of the contemporary art – Cy Twombly, the abstraction king. Some of the highlights include a show of the latest Smash137 pieces at Zurich based Kolly Gallery and a pop hit show made by Ricardo Cavolo, who reminds us of the 101 artists we need to hear before we die. Along with the classics, a show we highlighted as one of the most interesting to come is Multum in Parvo At Dominique Levy, a brilliant combination of two genius – Alexander Calder and Santiago Calatrava. Women are also very much in focus, as Barbara Gross Galerie presents Female Views on Russia, while Atomica Gallery is Celebrating Women Artists at Arcadia Contemporary. Urban art world, packed with happenings, gives us two intriguing shows to see as well. One is curiously named We Are All Doomed, a presentation of 60 artists at Art Whino, while another one is at 44309 street art gallery in Dortmund, showing latest creations of Telmo & Miel, a street art duo from the Netherlands. From Europe to NY, art scene is blooming away!
Alexander Calder and Santiago Calatrava
Multum in Parvo
Opening: April 22
New York, USA
…Brought together across time, Calder and Calatrava express an interest in blurring boundaries between the disciplines of art and architecture. Both explore the ways in which delicacy and strength can co-exist in combinations of curving lines, basic forms, and diminutive details. Calatrava combines advanced engineering with dramatic visual elements to produce massive utilitarian structures that appear as delicate, graceful, and natural forms. Calder brought the precision learned from his own training as an engineer to create some of the most iconic artworks of the 20th century…
Female Views on Russia
Opening: April 22
…In times of an intense political situation between Russia and the Western world and rebellious artist groups within the Federation itself, such as Voina or Pussy Riot, there comes an exhibition of video works by three female Russian artists, Taisiya Krugovykh, Anna Jemolaewa, and Gluklya, hosted by Munich’s Barbara Gross Galerie. Other than being bound by their nationality, these ladies all explore the same issues in their art, including female oppression, migration, political and social situation, as well as relationships between individuals…
Celebrating Women Artists
Opening: April 23
New York, USA
…Exhibition Celebrating Women Artists opening at Arcadia Contemporary soon will surely be an exciting one. Featuring works of five female artists all working in diverse media but each one exploring the theme of female body. Whether it is sculpture, photography or painting each artist finds her own way in making it superb. From Jess Riva Coopers floral portraits and Deon Duncan’s bronze sculptures to the Nancy Depew’s hyper realism and Romina Ressia’s captivating photographs the first exhibition in the Arcadia Contemporary dedicated to female artist will surely be a success…
Opening: April 24
…The show by the huge talented duo TELMO&MIEL from the Netherlands, will open it doors on next week Friday evening the 24th of April, at 7pm. We have released also for this exhibition an exhibition catalogue which you can get during the opening or you can order it by addressing an email to us. During the opening TELMO&MIEL will be present and will sign your personal copy…
We Are All Doomed!
Opening: April 25
National Harbor Maryland, USA
…Amongst the plethora of artists paying tribute to MF DOOM in the Art Whino group exhibition, We are all DOOMed, are a handful of names familiar to Widewalls readers. James Bullough, also half of JBAK, will be exhibiting as will Alex Yanes with his vibrant creations. Two other artists inspired by comics and science fiction will also be paying tribute to MF DOOM, with works from John Wentz and Meggs being exhibited. The group exhibition We are all DOOMed is launched with an evening of all things MF DOOM inspired, including MC Ciphering, MF DOOM songs performed by local MC’s such as Flex Matthews and DJ Oso Fresh on the turntables!..
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Telmo&Miel! in Eindhoven – Step in the arena – 2014, Courtesy 44309 Street Art Gallery;
Ressia – Fish, Courtesy Arcadia Contemporary;
Andrew Katz – We are all DOOMed group exhibition, Courtesy Art Whino;
Alexander Calder, Untitled, c. 1934, Brass wire, glass, buttons, and string, 69.9 cm, Courtesy Dominique Levy Gallery;
Anna Jermolaewa – Kiss, 2006. Video Still, 3 Min. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kerstin Engholm, Wien.