Showing posts from November, 2010

Master Class Neo Rauch at Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe in Ettlingen, Germany

It’s a tradition at Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe in Ettlingen, Germany, to present each year a class of a German Fine Art Academy. This year, it’s the Master Class of the renowned German painter and principal artist of the New Leipzig SchoolNeo Rauch. The artists are Stefan Guggisberg, David O’Kane, Sebastian Burger, Carolin Knoth, Robert Seidel, Kristina Schuldt, Mandy Kunze. They all have in common that they work 2-dimensional, in painting and drawing, and in the figurative tradition that made the Leipzig School famous. VernissageTV attended the opening of the exhibition. Meisterklasse Neo Rauch – Der ehemalige Norden. Master Class Neo Rauch at Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen / Germany. Opening reception, November 19, 2010.

Contemporary Istanbul 2010

Ciprian Muresan at Mihai Nicodim Gallery October 30- December 4, 2010

Ciprian Muresan October 30 – December 04, 2010 Mihai Nicodim Gallery is pleased to announce the second solo show in the US of artist Ciprian Muresan. The artist’s practice is not confined to a specific medium. He is commenting on art’s historical values through works in a multitude of media from drawing to photography to video. This exhibition is built around “Auto-da-fe”, the artist’s seminal work first presented in 2008 at Art Basel Statements, Switzerland and at Venice Biennale 2009.
“A few pages from Elias Cannetti’s “Die Blendung / Auto-da-fe” (1932) are graffitoed throughout the cities of Romania. The text acquires a monumental quality, while the processes of subjective dissolution it describes are embedded into the monumental. The resonance of each sentence, it’s persistent attempts to locate and rearrange the flotsam of a disintegrating subjectivity, are set against the immobility of walls and enclosures. The rambling monologue that Cannetti’s protagonist addresses to his library…

Tom Allen "Summerlands" at Richard Telles Fine Art

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 27, 2010

Tom Allen’s paintings combine a personal response to the legacy of Romanticism with an enduring interest in the occult. In his recent paintings, the artist has turned his attention to the remains of once-living things (trees, an abalone)that have taken on a new life, transformed by processes of excoriation and decay. Anchored by Summerlands, a suite of four identically formatted driftwood "portraits," this exhibition is the artist's most focused to date.

Tom Allen on the Summerlands series:
I think of these paintings almost as images of statues, or ghosts. I was aiming for a kind of sublimated figuration; I wanted them to operate more through suggestion than depiction. The title refers to the American Spiritualist Andrew Jackson Davis. In his writing, he described the ‘Summer Land,’ an ‘inhabited belt of solid spiritualized matter,’ a celestial zone populated by transfigured souls who had passed away on Earth. This s…

Design Lounge by Florian Borkenhagen / Cologne Fine Art & Antiques / Interview

With the 2010 edition Cologne Fine Art & Antiques introduced a new sector to the fair: contemporary design. One of the highlights is the Design Lounge that was conceived by the German designer and artist Florian Borkenhagen (represented by Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Cologne). For the fair, he created some kind of Luna Park centered around a carousel that invites visitors to relax from the excitement of the fair. In this video, Florian Borkenhagen talks about his career, the concept of the Design Lounge, and upcoming projects.

Design Lounge by Florian Borkenhagen / Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Cologne Fine Art & Antiques / Interview with Florian Borkenhagen, November 16, 2010.

The Conjurer by Hieronymous Bosch


2010 California Biennial: Interview with Alexandra Grant

Mario Vasquez October 4 at 8:40am
Thanks for doing this interview with me. I want to begin by talking about your beginnings. How did you become an artist?

Alexandra Grant October 11 at 8:48pm
A good question. I don't know if I ever wasn't an artist. My mother recently found a school project of mine from ages 7 or 8. The teacher had assigned us to write a newspaper article. I decided to make an entire newspaper.  I enlisted my best friend as a journalist and she wrote several articles. I came up with the rest, designed the mast-head, and had my mother drive to a photocopy shop in Mexico City that could print the whole thing on newsprint. I'll never forget the teacher's reaction when I handed her the project. My answer, I suppose, is that since I was a child I've  imagined the entire "symphony" first and then the melodies. As an adult, art is the platform, the bigger project, the symphonic or newspaper space that allows me to explore all the ideas -- bot…

Jean Harlow, 1964 by Charles Garabedian


Isa Genzken Survey Exhibition at Museion, Bolzano / Italy

Art in Downtown Los Angeles

This weekend is MOCA's gala for its latest showing of its permanent collection entitled "The Artist Museum." The exhibition features artists who live, work and who have been educated here in Los Angeles. It is an excellent show that deserves multiple visits. The exhibition is shown both at the Grand Ave. and Little Tokyo locations. For more information, please go to MOCA's website This blog will have more posts regarding this show.

Topotek 1: Studio Visit: The Art of Landscape Architecture

Topotek 1 are not the typical landscape architects. Topotek 1′s mission is to expand the possibilities of landscape architecture. On the occasion of the inauguration of their latest projects and their work on the competition for the redesign of the Flughafen Tempelhof site, VernissageTV met with the Topotek 1 principals Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler. In this interview at the offices of Topotek 1 in Berlin, Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler talk about the beginnings of their career, how they met, their specific approach to lanscape architecture, their inspiration, how they select and develop projects, the stages of the design process in general, and their project Theresienhöhe railway cover in Munich, which they developed together with the German artist Rosemarie Trockel.

Jennifer Mitchell "Front" : MFA Exhibition at the Claremont Graduate University


Liz Nuremberg [Touch]: MFA Exhibition at Claremont Graduate University