Gilbert & George at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg will show a group of pictures from the latest series by the English artists Gilbert & George. Gilbert & George have spent many years preparing these London Pictures, which mark a new period in their work. They took thousands of photographs documenting a widespread peculiarity of the press landscape in England: posters with sensational headlines advertising the newspapers on sale in kiosks. They are like heralds blaring out fanfares, titillating public curiosity about the most outrageous and brutal stories of the day. London Pictures will be on view January 19, 2013 at Galerie Thaddaeus, Mirabellplatz 2, 5020, Salzburg Austria
[Interview] Kourosh Nouri of Carbon 12 Gallery in Dubai
Out in the exotic, desert landscape of Dubai a blip is growing ever larger on the international art world’s radar. In the cosmopolitan metropolis that is Dubai, the second largest city in the country known as the United Arab Emirates, which sits southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, a host of galleries, artistic institutions (such as Art Dubai), patrons, and local artists are making their name known in the international and local art market. Dubai might have a few more years before a certifiable recognition as such, but with galleries such as Carbon 12 and about 20 other galleries who are setting up shop in the revitalized Al Quoz industrial zone, the contemporary art scene in this distant Middle Eastern locale is growing fast. Carbon 12, which opened its doors in 2008, was co-founded by Kourosh Nouri who always dreamt of opening a gallery and Nadine Knotzer. Carbon 12 represents established and emerging artists and major artists like Olaf Breuning. We got a chance to speak with Kourosh Nouri, director of Carbon 12, about his gallery, his thoughts about the art scene in Dubai, and his incredibly ambitious plans for the future. read interview after the jump [CLICK HERE...]
Gregory Siff for Supreme
Supreme and artist Gregory Siff have collaborated on the Supreme Gregory tee. Each shirt comes with an original 9″ x 12″ Skull drawing signed and numbered by the artist. photograph by Gregory Siff
FUCK: Betty Tomkins Works on Paper 1969-2010
Venus Over Manhattan gallery will present an opening of Betty Tomkins‘ large scale photorealistic paintings of heterosexual intercourse as part of Art Basel Miami. Fuck: Betty Tomkins Works on Paper 1969-2010 will be on view from December 5 to 9, 2012 at the M Building, 194 NW 30th Street, Miami
Mark Titchner Residency in Toronto
The Art Gallery of Toronto presents a residency of artist UK artist Mark Titchner to develop a series of billboards, posters and large-scale wall-drawings that will be installed throughout the city and inside the gallery in the AGO’s Community and Toronto Now galleries.
Shelter Serra Engine Blocks Opening @ Helmut Lang
Artist Shelter Serra (nephew of sculptor Richard Serra) stands in front of one his “Engine Blocks” installations at the Helmut Lang store in Los Angeles as part of his collaboration with the fashion label and online shop and gallery Grey Area. Serra’s Engine Blocks along with other gift items curated by Grey Area will available a various Helmut Lang stores until January 17. photograph by F. Duke
Ryan Johnson Self Storage At Suzanne Geiss Company
Self Storage, Ryan Johnson’s first exhibition with The Suzanne Geiss Company, features a structured installation of representational sculptures made from a variety of materials including wood, medical casting tape and sheet metal. Presented as a fictional self-storage unit, Johnson aims to blur the distinctions between the real and the imagined by conjuring a hallucinatory space where anxieties become materialized as furniture, multi-tasking figures sprout extra limbs and bicycles steer their riders. Informed by a sense of precarity and ambient instability, Johnson’s sculptures foreground the liminal nature of storage, focusing on themes of transition and fundamental life decisions about relationships, work, and family. Self Storage will be on view until December 15, 2012 at The Suzanne Geiss Company, 75 Grand Street, New York, New York
Agathe Snow Tout Dit (2D) at OHWOW
Tout Dit (2D) is Agathe Snow’s first solo exhibition with OHWOW Gallery. Presenting a new body of work, Snow reveals a series of vivid wall reliefs, which are directly concerned with space and perspective. Using recognizable imagery – an archetypal vocabulary of shapes and objects – Snow articulates hypothetical events, scenarios, and conditions through groupings of these various items. Agathe Snow Tout Dit (2D) will be on view until December 8, 2012 at OHWOW Gallery, 937 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Nate Lowman Exhibition At The Brant Foundation
Allison Brant, Nate Lowman, and Peter Brant standing in from of OJ Simpson’s famous Ford Bronco at the opening of Nate Lowman’s new exhibition of works, entitled I Wanted To Be An Artist, But All I Got Was This Lousy Career, on view now by appointment only at The Peter Brant Foundation, 941, North Street, Greenwich CT.
Jeff Koons Tulips Outside of Christies in New York
Jeff Koons stands in from his Tulips sculpture in front of Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Tulips is the most complex and colorful sculpture of the artist’s Celebration series. The five meter bouquet of seven polychrome tulips will be on view at Christie’s 20 Rockefeller until tonights evening sale – Tulips is estimated to bring in 20-30 million dollars.