Check out Paola Pivi’s surreal image of zebras on a snow-covered mountaintop on High Line Billboard at West 18th Street as part of the artist series, on view until January 2, 2013. One of Italy’s most eccentric artists, Paola Pivi has built her artistic practice on absurd projects and apparently impossible ventures carried out with the serious devotion of a scientist and the creative freedom of an unstoppable explorer.
photograph by Terry Richardson
Chartered airplanes will fly banners created by 15 text-savvy artists including Richard Prince, Jenny Holzer, Lawrence Weiner, and Martin Creed high above the waterfront every afternoon for four hours for the duration of Art Basel Miami. Here is Ed Ruscha’s inclusion, entitled People Getting Ready To Do Things.
Lisson Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by seminal American artist, Lawrence Weiner. Widely recognised for his pioneering role in the development of conceptualism in the 1960s, Weiner has spent the last five decades deconstructing artistic practices into various concepts of language and idea. In his new show, Weiner focuses on the concept of truncation, a mathematical term referring to the discarding of unnecessary digits, as an inherent meaning and material reality. His works will populate the gallery walls on a grand and small scale, and will include a new piece occupying the entirety of a 12 metre wall. Be That As It May will be on view until January 12, 2013 at Lisson Gallery, 52-54 Bell Street, London
Harmony Korine painting on view now as part of OHWOW Gallery’s It Ain’t Fair group show in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, on view until December 9. 2012, 743 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.
Gladstone Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Carroll Dunham. Featuring nine works that draw on the motifs of nude bathers and pastoral landscapes familiar from Dunham’s earlier paintings, the exhibition highlights the artist’s continuing interest in these themes. Expanding upon the visual language that characterized his previous works, Dunham demonstrates a shift in his formal decision making, adhering less strictly to the subject’s formal vocabulary and iconography, and instead allowing each work to evolve as a singular painting rather than as a work in a series. On view until January 19, 2013 at Gladstone Gallery, 515 West 24th Street, New York. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Amy O’Neill’s impressive and varied body of work includes drawings, installations, sculptures, and videos which reference Americana, art history, and folk art. In this exhibition, O’Neill creates a super-sized environment filled with religious and cultural symbols that explore the American penchant for monumentalism in various forms. The exhibition’s title, HLUSA, is an initialism referencing Holy Land USA, an abandoned 18-acre theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut. Amy O’Neill HLUSA will be on view until January 27, 2013, at The Swedish Institute of Contemporary Art, 18 Wooster Street New York, NY
A presentation of the monumental installation The Ozymandias Parade (1985), a scathing commentary on the abuse of political power, on view in New York for the first time since the Whitney Museum’s retrospective in 1996. The exhibition also features ten Concept Tableaux, Edward Kienholz’s instructions for unrealized installations. Kienholz: The Ozymandias Parade / Concept Tableaux will be on view until December 22, 2012 at Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York NY
Envoy Enterprises presents Ecstatic Skin, Winston Chmielinski’s first solo exhibition in New York. Chmielinski’s paintings indiscriminately engage figuration and abstraction by using color and form to create emotionally-charged re-imaginings of the familiar. This exhibition presents the artist’s continued investigations of the body as well as its surrogate forms in nature, with a focus on plants and lighted expanses. Ecstatic Skin will be on view until December 31, 2012 at Envoy Enterprises, 87 Rivington Street, New York, NY. Photographs by Annabel Graham. See more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
This exhibition, Takashi Murakami’s first in Hong Kong, explores one of the central dichotomies of his art—between joy and terror, his optimistic magnanimity as an artist and his pessimistic perspective on postwar Japan. Here, this dichotomy is symbolized by the stark contrast of bright smiling flowers and disturbing, menacing representations of skulls. Flowers and Skulls will be on view until February 9, 2012, at Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street Central, Hong Kong