Kambui Olujimi is one of my favorite artists right now, one that never fails to impress with the direction in which his mental, linguistic, and visual interpretations go. His last exhibition was a solo project, The Clouds Are After Me (Nov. ‘09), hosted at Saatchi & Saatchi in conjunction with The Art Production Fund. […]
Escape from New York is an incredibly ambitious and enviable project from independent curator Olympia Lambert, using Kickstarter and out-of-the-cube thinking. Never heard of her before this, but this kind of endeavour should be supported. Friends in the exhibition include Laurel Nakadate and Mia Pearlman, but many more names you’ll […]
Yoshitomo Nara should not be underestimated.
The NY Post reports that on his way home after installing his current solo show at Marianne Boesky in Chelsea, Nara was accosted by the NYPD allegedly struggling briefly with officers before eventually being “charged with resisting arrest, making graffiti, criminal mischief, possession of graffiti tools and damaging property” for […]
Tonight, February 6, opening at Gallery 1988 in San Francisco, see the work of artist Nanami Cowdroy from Sydney, Australia in a group show titled Some Kind of Wonderful. The show brings together an array of vastly talented, young women working in several fields — fine art, design, character design, textiles, toy design, concept art, […]
New York-based French artist Michel Auder will open his first Berlin solo show titled Heads of the Town today, Friday, February 6 at Aurel Scheibler. Borrowing liberally from his friend, the poet Jack Spicer, Auder interprets the title My Vocabulary Did This to Me to produce new work that “remains self-referential in its treatment of […]
New Year’s Day was Thursday, January 1st and no good art was going to happen then as thoughts waxed and hangovers waned. Fast forward to the next Thursday (Jan. 8th) and you have yourself a major event. The art world came out in droves following the holidays, which stretched at least as far back as […]
Zak Smith’s latest solo exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser gallery opens this Friday, October 10. From the press release:
Midnight in the Empire features compulsively dense abstract works, a grab bag of drawings and paintings on different subjects, as well as the latest installments of “Girls In The Naked Girl Business”–Smith’s ongoing series of portraits of […]
In a bout of self-promotion (which I hope to keep to a minimum), I wanted to inform our readers that the show that Alex and I curated and have been working on for so long is finally open. The reception for the LouvreFRITOS will take place tomorrow, Friday, October 3rd at Cuchifritos gallery/project space from […]
In case you hadn’t heard, the 2008 CONFLUX Festival begins tomorrow:
Starting September 11th, over one hundred local and international artists will transform New York City streets into a laboratory for exploring the urban environment at the Conflux Festival. Located in Greenwich Village at the Center for Architecture (a.k.a. Conflux HQ), the four-day event includes art […]
MSNBC.com has a piece on 798, one of the massive art spaces in Beijing gaining worldwide notoriety and dripping with a hip, trendy sheen unseen in the New York art world in recent times. More impressive is the sheer size of the space, owing to its previous life as a munitions factory.