The performance takes place in a setting made of IKEA-hacked pieces and invites neighbors in Queens to reenact their politically-charged domestic activities. According to Jaque, the performance suggests disobedience to the lifestyles proposed by brands such as IKEA, proposing "an urban counter-notion of the domestic" instead—one that discloses how politically active citizens can and do act outside of the privacy of their homes.
* Maria Martinez-Cañas : Photo Paintings >> September 6 - October 20 >> Julie Saul Gallery > MARIA.
|Untitled 010 [RR], 2012|
Martinez-Cañas' fifth solo show at the gallery is comprised of a series of "Photo Paintings", large scale unique works completed during 2011/12. Her concept is derived from Francis Bacon's use of photographs to inform his paintings, and each work is an homage to a different modernist artist whom she admires, including Muybridge, and Louise Bourgeois. Cañas uses a gesture from Bacon's paintings as the starting point for the work and a variety of media including photo transfer, painting and collage on wood veneer giving equal weight to the paint and photographic image.
En dos idiomas, la muestra enseña la excelencia arquitectónica, no solo de los maestros mundialmente reconocidos, sino también los trabajos menos visibles de una nueva generación de profesionales, garantía de un futuro prometedor para la arquitectura española.
La inauguración tendrá lugar en la galería el miércoles 5 de septiembre a las 18.30 h., y ofrecerán unas palabras de apertura Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar (Cónsul General de España) y Alberto Campo Baeza (arquitecto), así como los comisarios de la exposición, Jesús Aparicio y Jesús Donaire.
* Recent Work by Ines Medina and Katherine Taylor >> September 6 - October 13 > Skoto Gallery > INES.
|Ines Medina: Positioning of the 1, 2011, oil on canvas, 32x39 inches.|
Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdés showcase the relationship between art and nature. The sculptures have been sited to take maximum advantage of the Garden's dramatic views with special attention given to the visual impact of the changing seasons. The artist has designed the installation to include surprising changes in the visual character of the sculptures throughout the seasons.
* DOUGLAS GORDON : The End of Civilisation > Septiembre 8 - Octubre 13 >> Gagosian Gallery > THE END
José Guerrero, Signs and Portents, 1956. Oil on canvas, 175.9 x 250.2 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 57.1465. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VEGAP, Madrid. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Comprising approximately 100 works by nearly 70 artists, like José Guerrero (above), the exhibition explores international trends in abstraction in the decade before the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building opened in October 1959, when vanguard artists working in the United States and Europe pioneered such influential art forms as Abstract Expressionism, Cobra, and Art Informel.
* Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City > Through November 4 > Met Museum > SARACENO.
| Arnaldo Roche Rabell We Have to Dream in Blue, 1986 84 x 60 inches Oil on canvas.|
Collection of John Belk & Margarita Serapion Photo courtesy of Walter Otero Gallery
The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Presenting work at the three museums and accompanied by an ambitious range of programs and events, Caribbean: Crossroads offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the diverse and impactful cultural history of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora. More than 500 works of art spanning four centuries illuminate changing aesthetics and ideologies and provoke meaningful conversations about topics ranging from commerce and cultural hybridity to politics and pop culture.
* VOCES Y VISIONES: Gran Caribe > Hasta Diciembre 9 > El Museo Del Barrio.
Francisco Oller y Cestero (Puerto Rican, 1833-1917) Platanos Amarillos (detail), ca. 1892-93 Oil on wood panel Gift of Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue 2009.32
This exhibition features works that explore the vast diversity and complexity of the Caribbean basin, as an accompaniment to El Museo’s upcoming exhibition, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, presented in collaboration with Studio Museum in Harlem and Queens Museum of Art.
* The SoHo Arts Walk > September 20 > SOHO
The SoHo Arts Walk is a collaboration of the fine art galleries of SoHo. From May through September, every third Thursday brings visitors into the neighborhood to enjoy the dynamic art scene. Visit more than 20 galleries in the heart of New York's historical art sector and enjoy the vibrant environment.
Picasso Black and White, the first major exhibition to focus on the artist’s lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette throughout his career, will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum from October 5, 2012, to January 23, 2013. The exhibition features 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 1904 to 1971, and will offer new and striking insights into Picasso’s vision and working methods. This chronological presentation includes significant loans—many of which have not been exhibited or published before—drawn from museum, private, and public collections across Europe and the United States, including numerous works from the Picasso family. Following its New York presentation, a major part of the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where it will be on view from February 24 to May 27, 2013.
* Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms > November 9, 2012–January 13, 2013 > Guggenheim Museum > Orozco
Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms, the final project of the commissioning program at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus the artist has gathered at two sites—a playing field near his home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean.
A view of the 20th-century art through the mid-1970s galleries. Art of the Americas. MFA Boston. Photo: Alex Guerrero ®2012
The new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course of three millennia. Art in all media will be arranged chronologically on four floors. The wing's 53 brand-new galleries include nine beautiful period rooms and four Behind the Scenes galleries to enhance the way visitors experience and interact with the collection.
* The New Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA, Boston > Ongoing > Contemporary.
A view of the Wing for Contemporary Art. MFA, Boston. Photo: AlexGuerrero ®2012.
The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art has seven new galleries to introduce innovative approaches to contemporary art and design within the context of the MFA's collections. The wing is also a lively social space—a gateway to experience contemporary culture, including art, music, performances, film, readings, lectures, courses, and artist demonstrations.