Friday, April 30, 2010

No Man's Land

Filling the vast Wade Thompson Drill Hall, No Man’s Land is Christian Boltanski’s most ambitious project in the United States to date. This monumental work explores the signature motifs of the artist’s forty-year career - individuality, anonymity, life and death - in an immersive landscape that is both powerful and infernal. Incorporating 30 tons of discarded clothing, a 60-foot crane and the sound of human heartbeats, the installation offers an unforgettable and deeply moving experience by one of today’s most important artists. Curated by Tom Eccles.

At Park Ave Armory from May 14th-June 13th, 2010

Exploded view

James Campbell at Bryce Wolkowitz Through May 22nd

James Campbell from Jun Lee on Vimeo.

Uram Choe

bitforms gallery is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition with Korean artist U-Ram Choe. This show will mark the world premiere of new kinetic sculptures inspired by the cosmos. A concurrent exhibition, "New Urban Species," will be on view at Nashville's Frist Center for Visual Arts through May 16th. Opening May 1st

The Gay 90s

Mark Ryden's solo exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery Through June 5th

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Looking for love

Al Farrow

Trigger Finger of Santa Guerra (VII), 2007. Bullets, guns, glass, shot, steel, bone. 12 X 10 X 10 inches

Mausoleum II, 2008. Bullets, artillery shells, steel. 29 X 24 X 24 inches
Mausoleum II (front view), 2008. Bullets, artillery shells, steel. 29 X 24 X 24 inches

Beautiful reliquaries and mosques built entirely of gun parts. More about Al Farrow click here and his website

Monday, April 5, 2010

Yuken Teruya @ Josee Bienvenu Gallery

Josée Bienvenu Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring a video installation, new sculptures, and photographs by Yuken Teruya, continuing the artist's poetic investigation into the meaning of nationality and the fluid boundaries between cultures and objects. The 5 channel video installation Earn A Lot of Money; No Need Send Any Letter; Send Money Home First, is a maze of overturned cardboard moving boxes, some containing video projections, some housing projectors and speakers. As one navigates this Hooverville, the videos document the journey of small paper boats, fitted with Japanese, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and American flags, as they travel along the gutter of a street in Brooklyn’s low-rent melting pot of Bushwick. The title of the piece references a common early 20th century colloquial farewell at the Okinawa docks as ships carried family members away to South America in search of a better life.

The exhibition also features new sculptural work from his
Dawn series as well as his paperbag cut-out sculptures.

For more information on the artist and the exhibition, click