Awol Erizku: Mystic Parallax

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present Mystic Parallax, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Awol Erizku, on view  through November 14, 2020, on the 9th floor. Erizku engages an Afrocentric perspective in a new body of photo-based works, sculpture, drawings made from incense smoke and ash, and a series of short films, which act as…

Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit

Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit is the New York-based artist’s first museum survey exhibition in the United States. The exhibition traces Hsu’s key ideas and demonstrates how they clearly resonate in the works of younger artists coming of age today. In the mid-1980s Hsu began a series of works that considered the implications of the accelerated…

Steven Holl, Obolin

“The presence of light is the most fundamental connecting force of the universe.” Steven Holl, Parallax, 2000 Obolin celebrates the scientific and psychological effects of light and space. The sculpture was named by Holl’s four-year-old daughter Io Helene, who, when asked what Obolin means, replied: “it means anything you want it to mean.” Fabricated from…

COLORFUL REOPENING AT LISSON GALLERY IN NYC

Lisson Gallery reopened its New York galleries with an exhibition of 17 of its artists, exploring chromatic themes in their work as well as the aesthetics and emotions related to color – towards an attempt at perceptual recalibration. This group exhibition looks at re-setting and re-establishing our habits of looking at art, focusing on the…

Liu Xiaodong: Spring in New York

Liu Xiaodong, the usually itinerant Chinese painter, has been situated in New York City under lockdown since the middle of February, unable to travel back to his home in Beijing. From a small New York apartment, the artist has made a series of watercolour paintings documenting the changing landscape of the city over the past…

RICHARD LONG AT LISSON GALLERY

For his first exhibition at Lisson Gallery in New York, Richard Long presents a selection of works which illustrate the four key facets of his practice — sculpture, photography, text work and mud works — and their symbolic significance. Renowned for his travels and ability to transform a journey into a work of art, Long…

PABLO PICASSO’S ANTI-WAR WORK GUERNICA

The Spanish Civil War broke out in July, 1936, after a group of conservative military tried to overthrow the progressive government of the Popular Front, elected in February of the same year. Expecting an easy coup, the military rebels were surprised to encounter massive popular resistance, especially in the large urban centers. In a matter…

ROY DEFOREST VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

Roy De Forest’s freewheeling vision, treasured for its combination of dots, dogs, and fantastical voyages, made him a pillar of Northern California’s artistic community for more than fifty years. Born in 1930 to migrant farmers in North Platte, Nebraska, De Forest and his family fled the dust bowl for Washington State, where he grew up…

ARTE POVERA PIONEER DIES

This post is to honor a great Italian figure who recently died.  His life deserves special recognition. The source of this post is from Art News Germano Celant, curator and critic who worked tirelessly to shape the history of Italian contemporary art, has died at 80. La Reppublica, a prominent Italian publication, reported that he…

OTTO PIENE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Otto Piene (1928-2014) was born in Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany and lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Cambridge and Groton, Massachusetts. Piene was one of the founding members of the ZERO group (1957-1966) along with Heinz Mack, and later Günther Uecker. From 1948 to 1953, he attended the Blocherer Art School and studied painting at the Academy…

VINTAGE NEW YORK

State of the Arts NYC selected some vintage photographs of NYC to share. Experiencing a crisis, will prompt folks to look at the past. These urbanscapes hopefully will gives a moment to pause and reflect on our city and where we wish to go moving forward. Below we describe the photos from George P. Hall…

The Breath of Clay: The Life of Koichiro Isezaki’s Contemporary Bizen

  I am not an artist that thinks about the definition of tradition while making [my art]. We are tradition, we are a part of it. It’s not in the past. We live and continue through it.” – Koichiro Isezaki Bizen is characterized by significant hardness due to high temperature firing, its earthen-like, reddish-brown color,…