Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Fractures & Other Injuries at Printed Matter

September 13, 2012

Window installation of Fractures & Other Injuries at Printed Matter as part of the exhibition HELP/LESS currently on view through September 29, 2012.


The Fall Season – 2012

September 6, 2012

Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2010, Epson UltraChrome inkjet on linen

Opening This Week:

Props For Memory: Joseph Beuys, Paul P, Amanda Ross-Ho at Invisible-Exports
September 5 – October 21, 2012

Mark Flood: Artstar at Zach Feuer
September 6 – October 13, 2012

The Feverish Library organized by Matthew Higgs at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
September 6 – October 20, 2012

Robert Irwin: dotting the i’s & crossing the t’s: part II at Pace Gallery

Yayoi Kusama: Drawing from the mid-50s at D’Amelio Gallery
September 6 – October 20, 2012

Sarah Oppenheimer: D-33 at PPOW
September 6 – October 13, 2012

Lise Sarfati: On Hollywood at Yossi Milo Gallery
September 6 – October 13, 2012

Richard Tuttle: Systems, VIII-XII at Pace Gallery
September 7 – October 13, 2012

James Welling: Overflow at David Zwirner
September 7 – October 27, 2012

Al Taylor: Pass the Peas and Can Studys at David Zwirner
September 7 – October 27, 2012

Elad Lassry: Untitled (Presence) at The Kitchen
September 7 – October 20, 2012

Robert Adams: On Any Given Day in Spring and Light Balances at Matthew Marks
September 7 – November 3, 2012

Douglas Gordon: The End of Civilisation at Gagosian Gallery
September 8 – October 13, 2012

Paul Pfeiffer: Playroom at Paula Cooper Gallery
September 8 – October 13, 2012

Opening Next Week:

Gerhard Richter: Painting 2012 at Marian Goodman Gallery
September 12 – October 13, 2012

Kate Steciw: Boundless Hyper at Toomer Labzda
September 13 – October 28, 2012

Richard Misrach: The Desert Cantos at Robert Mann Gallery
September 13 – October 27, 2012

Thomas Hirschhorn: Concordia, Concordia at Gladstone Gallery
September 14 – October 20, 2012

Zoe Leonard at Murray Guy
September 15 — October, 27 2012

Erica Baum: Naked Eye Anthology at Bureau
September 15 – October 21 2012

A Disagreeable Object at the Sculpture Center
September 15 – November 26, 2012

Looking Ahead:

Artie Vierkant at Higher Pictures
September 20 – October 27, 2012

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age at The Met
September 25 – May 27, 2013

Faking it: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Met
October 11 – January 27, 2013

New Photography 2012 at MoMA
October 3 – February 4, 2012

Wade Guyton OS at The Whitney Museum
October 4 – January 13, 2013

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER! at The Whitney Museum
October 25 – February 3, 2013
Don’t Miss:

Mark Flood: The Hateful Years at Luxembourg & Dayan
Through September 29, 2012

HELP/LESS Curated by Chris Habib at Printed Matter
Through September 29, 2012

Ghosts In The Machine at New Museum
Through September 30, 2012

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective at The Guggenheim
Through October 8, 2012

Robert Adams: The Place We Live at Yale University Art Gallery
Through October 28, 2012

Of The Ordinary

February 10, 2012

Round Two

November 8, 2011

Lucas Blalock, Untitled, 2011

Seems that the second round of fall exhibitions might be more exciting than the first.

René Magritte: Dangerous Liaisons at Blain Di Donna
Through December 1, 2011

Yoko Ono: Uncursed at Galerie Lelong
Through December 10, 2011

Richard Pousette-Dart: East River Studio (organized by Christopher Wool) at Luhring Augustine
Through December 17, 2011

Daniel Gordon: Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts at Wallspace
Through December 17, 2011

Jessica Eaton: Cubes for Albers and LeWitt at Higher Pictures
Through December 17, 2011

Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Gallery
Through December 17, 2011

Michaël Borremans: The Devil’s Dress at David Zwirner Gallery
Through December 17, 2011

Tom Sachs: Work at Sperone Westwater
Through December 17, 2011

Matthew Northridge: Pictures by Wire and Wireless at Kansas
Through December 17, 2011

Corin Hewitt: Medium/Deep at Laurel Gitlen
Through December 22, 2011

Lucas Blalock: XYZ at Ramiken Crucible
Through December 23, 2011

Gareth James: Human Metal at Miguel Abreu
Through December 23, 2011

Leslie Hewitt: Blue Skies, Warm Sunlight at D’Amelio Terras
Through December 23, 2011

Nan Goldin: Scopophilia at Matthew Marks Gallery
Through December 23, 2011

Simen Johan at Yossi Milo
Through December 23, 2011

The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg at Gagosian Gallery
Through December 23, 2011

Peter Hujar: Three Lives: Peter Hujar, Paul Thek, & David Wojnarowicz at Matthew Marks Gallery
Through December 23, 2011

John Pilson: Long Story Shorts at Nicole Klagsbrun
Through December 23, 2011

Robert Heinecken: Copywork at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
November 10 – December 22, 2011

Richard Mosse at Jack Shainman Gallery
November 17 – December 22, 2011

Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action

October 18, 2011

Franz Erhard Walther, 28 Standstellen (28 Pocket Segments), 1967

Dia: Beacon has a wonderful and inspiring exhibition of interactive sculptural works by the German artist Franz Erhard Walther. I had never heard of Walther before but was completely taken in by the works which are almost more performance than sculpture.

According to Dia, “Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963–69 comprises fifty-eight fabric elements, or “instruments,” meant to be activated by visitors to the museum, drawing attention to the body as material form.”

The exhibition is organized in a gallery space with a large carpet taking up most of the room’s center. Along the walls surrounding the carpet are the folded fabric pieces that are selected one at a time and brought out onto the carpet to be unfolded and fully realized by the gallery visitors. It’s exciting to participate but equally interesting to watch others engage with the works. Also on view are works on paper as well as other various objects.

The exhibition was the highlight of my visit to Dia this time around but add to that the conversation I overheard between a lady and the young gallery attendant on duty. Here is a rough transcription:

Woman: But you can’t take pictures?

Attendant: Sorry, no pictures allowed in the gallery.

Woman: What’s the point, it just doesn’t make sense. How can you capture the moment then if you can’t photograph it?

Attendant: … (obviously unsure how to respond)

Woman: I was at the Louvre and it was the same thing. I just don’t get it.

Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action is on view at Dia: Beacon through February 13, 2012.

La Carte D'Après Nature

October 4, 2011

Probably the only must-see exhibition held over from this past summer, Thomas Demand’s La Carte D’Après Nature is still on view at Matthew Marks Gallery through Saturday.

The exhibition, which takes its name from a journal published by René Magritte, has received a ton of press and adoration from artists everywhere. It’s almost become the kind of show that people love to hate but it’s really worth going, if only just for the selection of Luigi Ghirri prints on view (which are incredibly matted and framed by the way).

Of course that doesn’t mean you should skip out on the other works on view, of which there are many, including but not limited to: three rarely seen paintings by René Magritte, some early photographic works by August Kotzsch, two films by Tacita Dean and a photo text work by Sigmar Polke.

Don’t miss Rodney Graham’s tripped out and psychedelically scored Phonokinetoscope installed in one of the back rooms. Graham’s lulling piece functions like a key to the entire exhibition.

Luigi Ghirri, Alpe di Suisi, 1979

If you skip the exhibition entirely, there is a beautifully designed book published by Mack Books. I believe the catalogue is already sold out but the gallery still had some copies for sale when I was last there.

La Carte d’après Nature, an exhibition curated by Thomas Demand is on view through Saturday, October 8.

Matthew Marks Gallery
522 W 22 Street
New York, NY 10011

The Fall Season – 2011

September 6, 2011

Sun Ruins by Aspen Mays at Golden


Sara Greenberger Rafferty at Rachel Uffner Gallery
September 7 – October 23, 2011

Cornelia Hediger: Doppelgänger II at Klompching Gallery
September 7 – October 21, 2011

Vernacular Snapshots by Unknown Photographers at Morgan Lehman
September 8 – October 15, 2011

Shai Kremer: Fallen Empire at Saul Gallery
September 8 – October 15, 2011

Charlotte Dumas: Retrieved at Saul Gallery
September 8 – October 15, 2011

Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error at Yossi Milo Gallery
September 8 – October 29, 2011

Amy Elkins: Elegant Violence at Yancey Richardson Gallery
September 8 – October 22, 2011

Hellen van Meene at Yancey Richardson Gallery
September 8 – October 22, 2011

Nick Cave: Ever-After at Jack Shainman Gallery
September 8 – October 8, 2011

Sam Falls at West Street Gallery
September 9 – October 16, 2011

Jennifer Dalton: Cool Guys Like You at Winkleman Gallery
September 9 – October 15, 2011

Vik Muniz at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
September 9 – October 15, 2011

Luke Stettner: Eyes That Are Like Two Suns at Kate Werble Gallery
September 10 – October 15, 2011

Aspen Mays: Sun Ruins at Golden
September 10 – October 16, 2011

Nick Cave: For Now at Mary Boone Gallery
September 10 – October 22, 2011

Sterling Ruby/Lucio Fontana at Andrea Rosen Gallery
September 10 – October 15, 2011


Gabriel Orozco at Marian Goodman Gallery
September 14 – October 15, 2011

Ralph Eugene Meatyard at Gitterman Gallery
September 14 – November 19, 2011

Richard Serra: Junction/Cycle at Gagosian Gallery
September 14 – November 26, 2011

Jenny Saville: Continuum at Gagosian Gallery
September 15 – October 22, 2011

Barbara Probst at Murray Guy
September 15 – October 29, 2011

Edward Steichen: The Last Printing at Danziger Gallery
September 15 – October 29, 2011

Ad Reinhardt: Works from 1935-1945 at The Pace Gallery
September 15 – October 15, 2011

Ceal Floyer at 303 Gallery
September 16 – October 29, 2011

Agnes Martin: The ’80s Grey Paintings at The Pace Gallery
September 16 – October 29, 2011

Matthew Barney: DJED at Gladsone Gallery
September 17 – October 22, 2011

Roy Lichtenstein: Entablatures at Paula Cooper Gallery
September 17 – October 22, 2011

Sadie Benning at Participant Inc.
September 18 – October 23, 2011

Leah Beeferman / Pierre le Hors at PACS gallery
September 19, 2011 from 7 – 11pm


de Kooning: A Retrospective at MoMA
September 18 – January 9, 2012

Bob Dylan: The Asia Series at Gagosian Gallery
September 20 – October 22, 2011

New Photography 2011 at MoMA
September 28 – January 16, 2012

The NY Art Book Fair at PS1
September 30 – October 2, 2011

MoMA – New Photography 2011

July 24, 2011

Moyra Davey, 32 Photographs from Paris (detail), 2009

This year, MoMA’s annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work.

New Photography 2011: Zhang Dali, Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen includes the work of Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung’s Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution; Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph—analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; and Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya.

The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

New Photography 2011 will be on view at MoMA from September 28, 2011 – January 16, 2012

Florian Maier-Aichen

April 28, 2011

Florian Maier-Aichen, Untitled, 2011

April 29 – June 25, 2011

303 Gallery
547 W 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

Last Chance

April 28, 2011

Malevich and the American Legacy at Gagosian Gallery (uptown)

Kazimir Malevich, Mystic Suprematism, 1920-27

Saul Fletcher at Anton Kern Gallery

Saul Fletcher, Untitled # 235 (Mum 1994) , 94/2011

Jonathan Monk at Casey Kaplan

Jonathan Monk, Rew-Shay Hood Project X, 2008 – 2011

All three exhibitions on view through April 30, 2011