The PinchukArtCentre is exhibiting 21 shortlisted artists for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The exhibition focuses on the presentation of newly produced works giving a chance for nominated artists to show off their most advanced position. It offers a remarkable view on the new tendencies and artistic practices of the next generation of artists.The exhibition will be open from November 3, 2012 till January 6, 2013 in the PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine). The Main Prize Winner receiving $100 000, will be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 by an international distinguished jury in Kiev, Ukraine.
Lombard Freid presents Exit Strategy, Dan Perjovschi’s third solo show with the gallery. Perjovschi is known internationally for his unique blend of wit and sociopolitical critique, and for this exhibition, Perjovschi targets the upcoming American presidential election. Having collected months worth of newspapers, Perjovschi’s interest in American and world politics has informed his recent work, a series of interventions directly on the papers. Exit Strategy questions how we’ll reconcile today’s turbulent political state with that of the recent past, specifically the war in Iraq. Is the future born out of the events of the past? Exit Strategy will be on view until November 28, 2012 at Lombard Freid, 518 West 19th Street, New York, NY
Harland Miller’s amazing piece, entitled Fuck Art, Let’s Dance from his Penguin book series. Harland’s new exhibition, entitled The Next Life’s On Me, will on view from November 9 to December 22, 2012 at White Cube, 48 Hoxton Square, London.
Artist KAWS at his new exhibition on view until December 22 at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, 76 Rue de Turenne.
Carbon 12 gallery in Dubai presents the solo exhibition of the American multi-media artist James Clar, Iris was a Pupil, which opens today. As the title clearly suggests it, the new works are about the sensation of visual stimuli, the constant challenge of finding new viewpoints, and the demand to keep seeing things from fresh perspectives. “Iris was a Pupil” (also the title of a song by techno legends Autechre) also calls the connotation of synaesthesia to mind. The theme of crossing borders is always present in the work of Clar, who lives and works between New York and Dubai: not only in the sense of redefining the physical limitations and boundaries of media (mediums), but also in the metaphysical sense of investigating subjects such as nationalism and globalism in the age of social technologies. Here, he takes a step further, blurring the lines between dreams and reality, synthetic and real. Iris Was a Pupil opens today November 5 and will be on view until December 8, 2012 at Carbon 12, Warehouse D37, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai
While in town for the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Brooklyn-based artistic collective FAILE worked with local Mongolian artists on a mural. They stenciled an image of a young girl clutching a skateboard – a nod to the quickly modernizing nature of Mongolia contrasted by its vast unpaved landscape – on the wall of an archway located in the central university district of Ulan Bator. Each Mongolian artist worked on customizing the girl’s dress in their own style. The emerging Mongolian artists are recent finalists of the Tiger Translate Festival and were selected by a prestigious panel of judges that included the National Arts Council. See more photographs after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Highlight Gallery in San Francisco presents “new paintings and not so new” by the American poet and painter Rene Ricard. On view are numerous works created over the past decade by Ricard are presented. The paintings consist of oil on linen with hand-painted poems in Ricard’s signature font over “poison green” canvasses and over figurative paintings taking inspiraton from various photographic sources. Ricard has served as mentor, muse, inspiration and critic for the New York City art scene for the past four decades. He was also a seminal figure in Andy Warhol’s factory appearing in many of his films. In 1981, he wrote the cover article “Radiant Child” in Art Forum magazine, and he since then has been credited in helping Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring transform from underground figures to art stars. The exhibition will be on view until December 9 at Highlight Gallery, 17 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA. See more photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
A new exhibition by artist Arnulf Rainer of mainly unseen paintings on view at the Arnulf Rainer Museum until April 8, 2013.
One of Joseph Beuys’ most powerful action events was Titus Andronicus/Iphigenie, performed on 30 May 1969 in the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt, for Experimenta 3. Wearing a fur coat, Beuys appeared on a darkened stage with a shining white horse. He used the myth and the drama of Iphigenia to draw attention to the freedom and the creativity of the individual. Here, William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (1589-92), with its excessive violence and cruelty, reminiscent (in the context of this performance) of Nazi crimes, is linked with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Iphigenie auf Tauris (1779), in which Iphigenia – the personification of humanity – redeems her brother Orestes through her love and her forgiveness. Joseph Beuys Iphigenie is on view now until January 27, 2013 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 69 avenue du Général Leclerc 93500 Pantin
A landmark exhibition featuring the work and legacy of director Stanley Kubrick will be on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from November 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.