Cunt Me In
This year you’ll be hearing a lot from Anne Pigalle. The parisian avant-garde punk-rock poetess has made her life into art and vice-versa for the past three decades. Recently, she released a series of erotically charged poems songs set to music entitled L’âme érotique.
Cunt Me In – Anne Pigalle
Maison Martin Margiela, LOVE, etc.
At Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, Maison Martin Margiela will present Love, etc., an off-site installation in the Miami Design District situated near its Miami retail location. This exhibition will feature the Maison’s Line 13, dedicated to objects & publications. Line 13 also explores the Maison’s relationship with interiors. November 29 through Saturday, December 3, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137.
JASON RHOADES at AMERICAN EXUBERANCE
Jason Rhoades’ ‘Untitled’ neon and wire sculpture on view at the American Exuberance exhibit in Miami at the The Rubell Family Collection opening November 30 in Miami.
Stake: Art is Food for Thought and Food Costs Money, 1985
American Exuberance at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation will include 64 artists and 190 artworks, 40 of which were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition. American Exuberance will occupy all 28 galleries in the 45,000 sq. ft. museum, and all works in the exhibition are drawn from the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation. On view from November 30 to July 27, 2012, 95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL
The Model Boy
Photograph by David Siqueiros (C) 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Debuting its Arts Program, the InterContinental Miami, hosts photographer David Siqueiros as he presents a never-before-seen collection of black and white photos featuring Andy Warhol titled: Andy Warhol – “The Model Boy.” Warhol posed for Siqueiros in October 1985 and is seen cavorting with two top Ford Models of the time, Patricia Van Ryckeghem, the face of Chanel and Clotilde, the face of Ralph Lauren. Photographed by Siqueiros at the Codalight Studio in New York City, this is believed to be one of Andy Warhol’s last photo shoots before his passing in February 1987. The InterContinental Miami is transforming its Grand Lobby into a gallery to debut the collection with a VIP reception on the eve of Art Basel Miami Beach on November 30, 2011. The installation will remain on exhibit through January 1, 2012. The InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131.
California Song at the MOCA
Exhibition view of Hedi Slimane’s exhibit California Song now on view the MOCA in Los Angeles. Photograph by Adarsha Benjamin.
Jessie Rose Vala: Future Teller
Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco presents Future Teller from artist artist Jessie Rose Vala. Vala is known for her site specific installations that emphasize her diverse skill with multiple media backgrounds. Future Teller is an elaborate three dimensional mythology that serves as the artist’s personal investigation into Man’s fall from ‘Paradise’, as depicted in a utopian existence. Many cultures and religions maintain a belief in a ‘Tree of Life’ or a ‘Great Tree’ that describes or reflects the human journey back to a spiritually divine existence. Vala’s prior installations have involved rebirth and decay as primary theme, and this new body of work also follows that path, examining the subject from both eastern and western perspectives. Her graphite drawings directly interact with and support the other aspects of the installation.This encompassing environment has been built through the meticulous layering of materials over a six month period between Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. Future Teller was conceptualized by Vala and presentation will be assisted by San Francisco based independent writer and curator, Gabe Scott. Future Teller is on view until November 25 at Ever Gold Gallery, 441 O’Farrel Street, San Francisco.
Bombs & Candy
From Rizzoli publishers comes first monograph, entitled Bombs and Candy, on Kata Legrady’s works presenting a collection of drawings, photographs, sculptures, and video installations. Kata Legrady belongs to that long and bountiful line of artists for whom an object offers the stimulus for artistic thought and action. Her work takes the form of a symbolic encounter between two distinct universes: on the one side, weapons of war, and on the other, confectionary. In other words, there is a short-circuit between the lethal and the inoffensive; a tension between childhood and destruction, between carefree and suffering. The use of Smarties–those famous multicolored ‘pills’–cannot but evoke the “colored dots” used by Roy Lichtenstein to create his enlarged and framed comic strip images. With the difference, however, that these Smarties are not used to create images but to decorate weapons, covering them systematically, although this is not enough to make them unusable or unrecognizable. In the hands of the artist, machine guns, grenades and knives become strange and colorful, almost beautiful and appealing. There are also bombs of various formats and size, varying from a few centimeters to several meters. This time, they are not recovered objects, however, but sculptures of essential form covered in metallic industrial paint.
Lost But Free. The Art of Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing international audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams. Daniel has collaborated with the likes of Jad Fair (a founding member of Half Japanese), the Butthole Surfers, and members of Sonic Youth. A prolific songwriter, his lyrics focus on a range of familiar American themes, including the joys and pains of love, the exploits of comic book characters such as Jack Kirby’s Captain America, and the allure of rock and roll. Throughout Daniel’s life as a musician, Daniel has been an equally prolific visual artist. In recent years, Daniel has gained acclaim and respect for his art that could possibly surpass his legendary status as a musician and songwriter. While at first glance, Daniel’s art might give the impression that this is the work of an “outsider” artist, Daniel’s visual work communicates the same deep content and startling impact that his songs carry. In 2006 Daniel was featured in The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial. From December 3 to January 3 the Blast Gallery in New Jersey presents Lost But Free. The Art of Daniel Johnston, an exhibition of Daniel Johnston’s artwork.
Artist Keiichi Tanaami’s 1975 animation Crayon Angel will be screening in Sydney and Melbourne this week as part of the 2011 Big In Japan exhibitions.