Maya Lin is speaking tonight at Finney Chapel at Oberlin College as a part of the Oberlin Arts Convocation Series. The talk starts at 7:30 pm and is open to the public. Stop by to learn about her most recent projects!
© Maya Lin, Courtesy Pace Gallery
In Chuck Close’s New York studio, the artist sat down with his friend Paul Simon for a conversation about the creative process. Be sure to visit our current exhibit of Close’s work at 534 West 25th Street, open until December 22, 2012.
In honour of the exhibition Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, Pace London hosted an exclusive conversation between Hiroshi Sugimoto and Christopher Rothko, the son of Mark Rothko, exploring affinities between the two artists. Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes is on view at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens until November 17th.
Reblog of the day: Be sure to listen in on Richard Tuttle discuss his past installation at Pace. You can visit his current exhibit Systems, VIII–XII currently on view at 534 West 25th Street until October 13th, 2012.
Richard Tuttle talking about his work and the exhibition “What’s the Wind” at Pace Gallery
running time: 13m 43s
Last night, WNYC’s Leonard Lopate lead two panels of gallery owners and artists to discuss the ecosystem of the New York art world in 2012. The first panel included Sean Kelly, a top gallery owner, Carter Foster, a curator for the Whitney Museum of American Art, and artists, Pat Steir, and Fred Wilson. (via Events - The Greene Space: Artists and the Business of Art - The Greene Space)
Reblog of the day! Mark your calendars!
We have something exciting to add to your March calendar. Fred Wilson will join us for Public Art Fund Talks at The New School March 28!
Public Art Fund is pleased to present a talk by distinguished American artist Fred Wilson. Appropriating curatorial methods and strategies, Wilson’s work investigates how interpretations of historical truth and cultural value are shaped by institutions and systems of display. His work recontextualizes icons and artifacts to expose the Eurocentric bias within cultural institutions, and many of his projects involve extensive community outreach and research in the cities where they are shown.
Recently, the Central Indiana Community Foundation cancelled the public sculpture it had commissioned Wilson to create for its Cultural Trail Public Art initiative. His proposed sculpture, E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), would have appropriated the figure of an African American ex-slave depicted in another of the city’s public sculptures, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. In Wilson’s version, the figure’s broken shackles would have been removed, and in his hands would be a flag representing the African Diaspora. Following several years of debate among local government and community groups—in addition to numerous presentations by Wilson himself—the project was discontinued. For his upcoming Public Art Fund Talk, the artist will discuss his recent experience within the broader context of public art and the aims of his artistic practice.
Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery.