Pace Chesa Büsin: A retrospective of works by Zhang Huan is now on view at Pace’s gallery space at Chesa Büsin in Zuoz, Switzerland. Encompassing the artist’s diverse career, the exhibition features paintings in oil and ash, sculpture, photography, and more.
Images: [center, right] Spring Poppy Fields No. 28 (2013) oil on linen. Installation views at Chesa Büsin.
Last Chance: Prabhavathi Meppayil’s solo exhibition nine seventeen is in its final week at Pace London. Don’t miss the artist’s transcendental abstract works, which take inspiration from traditional crafts that value minimalist form, color and shape, calling to mind the pared-down visual languages of Agnes Martin and Sol LeWitt. The exhibition is located at 6-10 Lexington Street, London, and continues through this Saturday, August 2.
Opening Soon: Today’s Specials features works that explore the representation and consumption of food in modern society. Including works by Yto Barrada, Keith Coventry, Vik Muniz, Song Dong, and others, the exhibition opens tomorrow at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens and will remain on view through September 6. Image: Roe Ethridge, Bonne Maman Jar (2013), C-print.
Tech Tuesday: Carsten Nicolai’s sound installation Particle Noise uses Geiger counters to measure radiation flow inside the exhibition, distributing them in space via a four-channel sound system. True to the artist’s form, the work is another example of otherwise unnoticeable phenomena shifting to become an audible soundtrack of our surrounding environment.
Museum Monday: The New York Times features artists Robert Irwin and James Turrell on the occasion of their small but powerful exhibition at the Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza in Varese, Italy. The exhibition includes James Turrell’s new immersive installation Sight Unseen, which produces the feeling of floating inside a cloud, as well as Robert Irwin’s Varese Portal Room, which evokes his fascination with perception and reality. The exhibition, entitled Aisthesis: The Origin of Sensations, takes its cue from the ancient Greek word for “feeling” and continues through November 2.
Zhang Xiaogang: A retrospective of Zhang Xiaogang’s work is currently on view at the Daegu Art Museum in Korea. Although the works on display appear quiet and tranquil, their subject matter is harrowing: the paintings explore the chaos of the Cultural Revolution of 1996-7 and the Tiananmen Incident of 1989. This exhibition, entitled Memory + ing, is the artist’s first retrospective in Korea and continues through September 10.
Artist Award: James Turrell will be among twelve honorees awarded with the National Medal of the Arts, the U.S. government’s highest award for artists and art patrons. Turrell’s groundbreaking visual art captures the powers of light and space, challenging our perceptions of art and reality. Presented by President Barack Obama, the ceremony can be streamed live at 3PM on Monday, July 28: whitehouse.gov/live.
Now on view: Pace is pleased to present In the Round, a group exhibition featuring works by Agnes Martin, Michal Rovner, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg and others. The exhibition is on view at 32 East 57th Street through August 15.
Art Everywhere UK: David Hockney’s My Parents (1977) will be displayed across 30,000 billboards and outdoor sites throughout the UK as part of Art Everywhere UK’s public art initiative. Of the 25 artists included in the project, Hockney’s work was voted the “nation’s favorite” in an online Facebook poll.
Last Chance: Golems, an exhibition of new work by Adrian Ghenie, will be on view at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens through July 26. Here is an installation view of the exhibition and Ghenie’s Self Portrait as Charles Darwin (2014), oil on canvas.
Reblog via artlog: "teamLab in NYC"
If you are interested in the intersection of art and technology, then make Pace Gallery in Chelsea your first stop for the first ever US exhibition of the Japanese collective teamLab. Do not let collective deceive you. This group led by Toshiyuki Inoko is made up of over 300 “ultra-technologists;” a company, agency, and innovation lab all in one, teamLab works on dozens of projects at a time that include animation, sound, internet, interactive and immersive installations. At the exhibition’s opening, Inoko declared, “I just like the digital better than the phsyical.”
The works in the installation are undeniably Japanese, with influences from classical Japanese art, Japanese gardens, the Edo period, and Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, all the way to modern day anime. At the same time, as you lose yourself spinning through their 3D worlds or flying through the universe with the crows, you can’t help but feel like you are looking at the future of art.
Get a further glimpse of teamLab’s work on their Youtube page.
teamLab’s exhibition Ultra Subjective Space is open until August 15, 2004 at Pace Gallery’s 508 & 510 West 25th Street locations.
Throwback Thursday: A self-portrait by Saul Steinberg from the 1970s. This year, we celebrate the centennial of Steinberg’s birth in 1914. Photo from the Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Wisdom Wednesday: “I, the sculptor, am the landscape. I am the form and I am the hollow, the thrust and the contour.” -Barbara Hepworth
Barbara Hepworth: Within the Landscape at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery is on view through September 28. The exhibition explores the artist’s relationship with the English landscape and includes her iconic sculptures, photographs, and ephemera. Here is her Moon Form (1968), white marble.
Opening Soon: Ultra Subjective Space, an exhibition of six digital installations by Japanese artist collective teamLab, opens Thursday, July 16. teamLab is made up of artists, editors, programmers, engineers, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers, and CG animators. Together, the group creates mesmerizing digital works rooted in traditional 17th century Japanese art and contemporary anime. Ultra Subjective Space will be on view at 508-510 West 25th Street from July 17 to August 15.
Pace Chesa Büsin: Pace is pleased to present a retrospective of Zhang Huan’s work at Chesa Büsin in Zuoz, Switzerland from July 14 through August 31. Encompassing the past 20 years of Zhang Huan's career, the exhibition will explore themes of Buddhism, existentialism and the limits of the human body that have been central to his artistic practice since 1994.
Image: 1/2 (Meat + Text), 1998, chromagenic color print.