EXHIBITIONS, FAIRS, SHOWS
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
Nick Cave: Here Hear. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. June 20 to October 11, 2015.
Nick Cave is a prolific artist and dancer, famous for his sculptures called Soundsuits, which he often stages in public spectacle. The artist conceives some as fragile sculptural totems, and others as wearable performance suits designed for sound, mobility, and dance.
Masahisa Fukase - The Incurable Egoist. Diesel Art Gallery, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Internationally renowned as one of postwar Japan's finest photographers despite not being as well known in his native land, Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012) was invited to participate in the epoch-making 'New Japanese Photography' exhibition at New York's MoMA in 1974, together with the likes of Ken Domon, Shomei Tomatsu, Daido Moriyama and Ikko Narahara. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Fukase regularly experimented with introspective themes, documenting the life of his family and expressing private feelings through his subjects. This display includes previously unreleased prints and offers an overview of Fukase's colourful career, which ended tragically with a fall down a set of Golden Gai stairs, leaving the photographer in a permanent coma.
Wael Shawky: Arab Museum of Modern Art. Doha, Qatar
On Tuesday 17th March, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art at Qatar Foundation will open a major solo exhibition, Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades and Other Stories, running until Sunday 16th August 2015.
Wael Shawky produces spectacular film series based on literature and historical narratives, using a visual language that mixes fictional storytelling and documentary styles.
David Ostrowski intends his minimalist canvases to be tabula rasae, blank slates that have not experienced outside interference. His works are dominated by white, with occasional scribbles and patches of color functioning as unruly interventions. For his ongoing series “F,” the artist works in a contrary style, rapidly effacing existing strokes and embracing marks that might be considered errors. He layers oil and lacquer on his surfaces, occasionally adding blank, collaged bits of paper. This improvisatory method and its effects recall the expressive inscriptions of Cy Twombly. Critic JJ Charlesworth has called Ostrowski’s work “endgame” painting—a process that involves discovering what marks must still be made on the canvas.
Much of Nandor Glid’s story pre-World War II is a mystery to the public - perhaps in part because, like many, he lost all he knew in the Holocaust. Glid was born in Subotica, Yugoslavia (now Northern Serbia). While his family was sent to Auschwitz, he was deported to Szeged, Hungary, where he was forced to work at a labor camp. He managed to escape and join Tito's Yugoslav Partisans, who played a major role in driving German forces out of Yugoslavia. Glid was wounded in March 1945 during a battle in Bolman, Yugoslavia.
When Parker Ito was growing up in Seal Beach, a small city in Orange County, California, he watched David Copperfield DVDs assiduously. He dreamed of being a magician. “Then, I wanted to be a professional skateboarder,” the artist, 28, said from a folding chair set atop the barren rooftop of his Los Angeles studio in the El Sereno neighborhood. It was a few weeks before his new, knotty multimedia show, “A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night,” would open in a 7,800-square-foot warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to Château Shatto, the gallery co-owned by Ito’s girlfriend and art dealer, Liv Barrett.