Legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who was an icon of modernist architecture in the 20th century with his dislike of right angles and who created curving, sensuous concrete structures, has died at the age of 104 in Rio de Janeiro. photograph by Andre Luiz Mello
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...]
Adarsha Benjamin and the KURT Crew on the way to Miami to premiere her film Kurt at the Gusman Theater as part of Art Basel on December 6. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Photographer Sandy Kim in New York. photograph by Brad Elterman
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
“I really enjoy the horrible,” muses T Kira Madden, wedged neatly into the corner of a worn crimson leather couch at Milk & Roses, a snug book-lined café in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that could quite accurately be called her second home. “I don’t really feel things when I read about a sunny day and a mimosa.” These words seem almost laughably incongruous coming out of Madden’s mouth at first—her soft-spoken, tranquil outward demeanor belies her fascination with the dark and twisted. The hands folded in her lap are adorned with various rings and probably the most original [CLICK HERE...]
Happy birthday to photographer and Pas Un Autre contributor Abbey Meaker.
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