EXHIBITIONS, FAIRS, SHOWS
Antony Gormley, May 2015- May 2016
An art installation for all to mark Landmark’s 50th year.
LAND, a commission by the Landmark Trust, comprises five life-size standing sculptures by Antony Gormley cast in iron and installed at five spectacular Landmark sites personally selected by the artist. Each sculpture has been specially designed and created for each building and its surroundings.
Walton Ford, Sept 15, 2015- Feb 14, 2016
The dramatic narrative of Gévaudan served as inspiration for the artist Walton Ford’s exhibition here at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Museum of Hunting and Nature), which runs until Feb. 14.
“Aristocratic hunting traditions gone wrong,” he said in an interview by phone from New York. “Brutal killings that went unanswered; a mysterious beast turned into cryptozoology — animal hysteria.” While Mr. Ford has previously exhibited in Europe, notably “Walton Ford: Bestiarium” at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof in 2010, the Paris show is the artist’s first in France.
David Diao, Sept 18- Nov 15, 2015
The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is proud to announce the solo exhibition David Diao, running from 19 September to 15 November, 2015. The retrospective brings together 115 artworks drawn from collections spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, the artist’s largest exhibition to date. Born in Chengdu in 1943, David Diao left mainland China for Hong Kong in 1949, later settling in America where he has lived for nearly six decades.
French conceptual artist Loris Gréaud (b. 1979, Eaubonne, France) refers to his process as an “empirical machine,” and compares himself to an orchestra conductor, consulting engineers, architects, musicians, historians, and scientists as he weaves together multilayered sensory experiences. The recipient of the 2005 Prix Ricard S.A., the young artist has already shown in nearly every major city internationally. In the summer of 2011 Gréaud took over the canal entrance of the Arsenale at the 54th Venice Biennale with The Gepetto Pavilion, a colossal sculpture of a 55-foot-long beached whale. In 2008, at the age of only 29, Gréaud became the first artist to take over all 40,000 square feet of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Gréaud joined the Gallery in 2011.
One of the most famous contemporary artist to come from Iran, is playing with her rambunctious Labrador puppy in her airy Manhattan apartment. "Ashi, Ashi, come here!" she calls.
The puppy is black. Neshat's apartment is white — white floors, white bookshelves and a long, white leather couch. Black and white defines much of Neshat's work. Her photographs capture the stark contrast between women in long black chadors and men in crisp white cotton shirts. Neshat left Iran as a teenager in 1974 to attend school in Los Angeles. She did not return until 1990.
The German artist Kerstin Brätsch may favor Rick Owens sneakers that resemble spaceships and socks covered in an eyeball pattern, but her offbeat humor dissipates as soon as she starts to discuss her work. “Oh, where do I even begin?” Brätsch, 38, says, narrowing her eyes, which are awash in bronze shadow. “I’m trying to deal with abstract anxiety and to visualize something that is not visual, like radiation or heat,” she says of the strange, somewhat protocellular shapes rendered in brash, chaotic colors that populate her paintings.