Museum Monday: This summer, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, has mounted an exhibition of sculptures and installations by Maya Lin, entitled Platform: Maya Lin. Using technological methods to study and visualize the natural world, Lin takes macro and micro views of the Earth - via sonar resonance scans and aerial and satellite mapping devices - and translates that information into expressive sculptures, drawings, and sited installations. On view will be nine works ranging in media from marble to recycled silver, including three never before exhibited works: Accabonac Harbor, Georgica Pond, and Mecox Bay.
Throwback Thursday: In the spirit of July 4th, here is Saul Steinberg's July 1, 1967 cover for The New Yorker.
Wisdom Wednesday: Willem de Kooning once said, “I don’t paint for a living. I paint to live.” Here is the artist in his studio. Photo © 2012 Tom Ferrara.
Art Everywhere: We’re pleased to see Chuck Close's portrait of Philip Glass, Phil (1969), included in the selections for Art Everywhere U.S. This public art campaign is a celebration of American art exhibited on thousands of advertising displays nationwide, including billboards, bus shelters, and subway posters. This August, look for Phil - as well as Mark Rothko's White Center (1957) and two works by Willem de Kooning: Excavation (1950) and Montauk Highway (1958).
We love these Instagram posts of Lee Ufan’s sculptures at the Château de Versailles. The 10 installations will be on view at the palace through November 2, 2014.
Reblog via instagram: "Exploring the Contemporary Contrasts of Lee Ufan’s Work at Versailles"
For more from Lee Ufan’s works at Versailles, browse the #leeufan hashtag and explore the Jardins du Château de Versailles location page.
Last week, South Korean artist Lee Ufan unveiled a series of 10 commissioned works on the grounds of the Chateau de Versailles outside of Paris, France.
Ufan’s pieces take shape as large-scale sculptures and installations. Simple structures such as immersive rock gardens and the exhibition’s iconic polished-concrete arch stand in stark contrast to the decadent landscape of the Chateau grounds. The striking differences between the historical grounds and the exhibition works lead visitors to discover the dialogue and harmonies that can exist between objects that—at first—seem wholly dissimilar.
Ufan’s works will be on view at Chateau de Versailles until early November 2014.
Hiroshi Sugimoto: For its 100th issue, the Cahiers d’Art features Hiroshi Sugimoto. The issue includes unpublished views of Sugimoto’s works, and focuses on The World is Dead Today, a story by the artist that juxtaposes his photographs with eclectic antiques. The issue also includes an interview of Sugimoto by Hans Ulrich Obrist and a text by Akiko Miki, Chief Curator of the Palais de Tokyo. Read more here.
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life is on view at 510 West 25th Street through Saturday, June 28.
Pace London: A new exhibition, nine seventeen, opening on Thursday, June 26, will present works by Indian artist prabhavathi meppayil. Going on view at 6-10 Lexington Street in London, the show will feature the artist’s abstract works that take inspiration from traditional craft and that value minimalist form, colors and shape.
Museum Monday: Jim Dine's The Garden of Eden (2003) will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBiA) in New York, Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden. The show, on view from June 27 through September 28, considers the Garden of Eden as a lens through which to view the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Reblog via instagram: "Tara Donovan Mimics Nature with the Mundane"
To see more of Donovan’s work, explore the Pace Gallery location page and browse the #TaraDonovan hashtag.
The American artist Tara Donovan’s latest exhibition—on display through August 15 at Pace Gallery (@pacegallery) in New York City—consists of eight massive stalagmites constructed entirely from millions of glued-together index cards.
Donovan, whose critically-acclaimed work earned her the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, challenges perceived distinctions between natural and artificial. By building large, organically shaped structures with everyday manmade materials like drinking straws, toothpicks and styrofoam cups, she forces viewers to reconsider the difference between the majestic and the mundane.
Throwback Thursday: Installation view of Mirrored Room by Lucas Samaras for his first-ever solo exhibition at Pace, Selected Works 1960 - 1966, which took place October 8 - November 5, 1966. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery acquired Mirrored Room during the same year.
It was one of the earliest installation artworks designed for viewers to enter, rather than simply look at. Almost fifty years later, the museum is celebrating the artwork with the exhibition Lucas Samaras: Reflections, on view in Buffalo, New York, from June 21 through November 16. Join the celebration by attending Mirror | Mirror, the museum’s summer party on Friday, June 20, 7-11 PM.
Art Basel 2014: We are counting down the hours until Art Basel in Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland from June 19 through the 22nd. Pace’s presentation this year will feature works by the highly influential American artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, as well as works by the Korean artist Lee Ufan. Stop by our booth (B20) and share your photos with us.
Image: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Silent Metronome, 2004, canvas, wood, metal and cord; painted with acrylic and latex.
Tara Donovan Extended: We are pleased to announce that Tara Donovan, an exhibition of the artist’s monumental sculptures, has been extended through August 15. Stop by 534 West 25th Street, snap some photos and share them with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest).
Last chance: This is the last week to see Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's The Strange City on display as a part of Monumenta 2014 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Check out the Utopian dream world of the Kabakovs before it closes on Sunday and immerse yourself in the artists’ vision. Read more about the exhibition from The Daily Beast here.
Museum Monday: In celebration of Jim Dine's birthday today, here is his Three Red Spanish Venuses (1997) at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Specifically commissioned for the soaring atrium of the museum’s Frank Gehry building, these headless female figures highlight the artist’s deep interest in artistic traditions from antiquity. Happy Birthday, Mr. Dine!
Art Everywhere UK: The second edition of Art Everywhere UK, a British art campaign that displays artworks on billboards, bus stops, and public venues throughout the United Kingdom, is well underway. Through the end of June, the public can vote for their favorite pieces from a list of 70 artworks dating from the 1500s to the present.
Vote for David Hockney's My Parents (1977), which is pictured above, from the Tate Collection in London. Hockney’s We Two Boys Together Clinging (1961) from the Arts Council Collection of London has also been nominated. Cast your vote here.
Read more about Art Everywhere UK from Art Review here.