Tracey Emin’s Valentines
“Every year I send Valentines. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me,” said British artist Tracey Emin of her digital Valentine for New York’s Times Square.
For three minutes each night until February 15, Emin’s Valentines will emerge on screens to illustrate her thoughts on love and relationships amidst the bright lights of Time Square.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet it sneaks up on too many of us. This year, forget flowers and chocolate—nothing says amour more than a beautiful work of art.
TERRE DES FEMMES
If you’re in Berlin on February 23, 2013, please join us for an incredibly important benefit sale for TERRE DES FEMMES, an international non-profit organization that helps women and children escape violence.
Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes, cutting across cultural and religious barriers.
This violence takes a dismaying variety of forms, from domestic abuse and rape to child marriages and female circumcision. All are violations of the most fundamental human rights.
The benefit auction will take place at the Berlinische Galerie with auctioneer Christiane Gräfin zu Rantzau, Christie’s Deutschland Chairman.
If you’re looking for a little culture, want to have a lot of fun, and maybe even drink a little wine and beer, Thursday is the night to check out gallery openings in your area!
Who would like to attend an exclusive private tour of the Sinister Pop exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum on Wednesday, February 13?
A light lunch will be served at noon, prior to the tour, at Caravaggio, 23 E. 74th Street, New York, NY.
Please RSVP to Ashilee Schreiber at ASchreiber@artnet.com by February 11. Space is limited!
Although Pop Art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop’s darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir, the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol.
“We thought about it, and decided it would be a good idea to have a special nude viewing open to the public,” a spokesperson for Vienna’s Leopold Museum said about welcoming nudists to experience the galleries au naturel after public hours.
The Nackte Männer (Nude Men) exhibition explores artworks portraying nude men through the ages, from the 19th century to the present day.
According to the museum, one is welcome to attend the Nude Tours with clothes on, but, since they don’t want voyeurs, “it’s better not to be clothed.”
More from Singapore
Art Stage Singapore, which opened to the public yesterday, has already attracted big name collectors including Uli Sigg, who earlier donated and sold a major part of his collection of Chinese Contemporary Art to M+ visual culture museum, Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, and German collector Nanni Burchardi.
So far, the fair has been reporting healthy sales; some galleries even sold six-figure artworks!
Flip through our album for a quick look at Art Stage Singapore!
Who would like to attend an exclusive private tour of the Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao exhibition at the Asia Society tomorrow?
Prior to the tour, which starts at 1:45 p.m., lunch will be served at the Garden Court Café at the Asia Society, at 12:00 p.m. (EST).
Please RSVP to Ashilee Schreiber at ASchreiber@artnet.com.
Lin Tianmiao has been named “one of China’s top contemporary artists” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “nationally and internationally renowned female artist” by The New York Times. This exhibition of the artist’s work explores the environmental and social impact of materialistic tendencies in today’s society.
This week, we’re looking forward to The New York Academy of Art’s presentation of From Beijing, an exhibition of artwork by the faculty of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Don’t miss the opening reception on Tuesday, January 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.!
Renowned for alumni such as Zhang Huan, Liu Xiaodong, and Zhang Dali, CAFA is considered China’s preeminent art school. This exhibition marks the first time many of the prominent faculty members have been exhibited in New York City.
Mark your calendars for the panel discussion on February 14, featuring Pratt Institute’s Jonathan Goodman, Michelle Loh of Arts Asia Pacific, Art in America’s Richard Vine, Xie Dongming of CAFA, and Xu Bing of the CAFA Museum!
“We are thrilled to showcase the diversity and talent of our colleagues in Beijing and we’re excited to see the discourse generated by this exciting exhibition and panel,” said New York Academy of Art President David Kratz.
ArtHouse 429 is finally opening its doors this week! The much anticipated inaugural exhibition, featuring artists such as Robert R. Zakanitch, Cameron Gray, and Sergey Fedotov, will open on the evening of January 17, 2013!
This new venture, founded by designer and sculptor William Halliday, has taken up residence in the heart of the Northwood Village business district. This rejuvenated neighborhood has become a pioneering area for young artists, entrepreneurs, designers, and architects. The recently developed area offers the excitement of innovation and renovation, giving vintage spaces fresh life and sparkle.
Art of Angel
London is celebrating 150 years of the London Underground with Art of Angel, which will showcase a selection of outstanding international artists throughout the Angel tube station for two weeks this January!
The show has been specially planned to coincide with the 25th London Art Fair, which will take place from January 16 to 20, 2013, bringing together over 100 leading galleries from the United Kingdom and around the world!
Accompanying the underground exhibition will be the Art of Angel group show at the Candid Arts Trust, a historic Victorian warehouse with over 6,500 square feet of exhibition space, located directly behind Angel station.
The show will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entry is free to the public.
The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery is showing Traces of Myth, a group exhibition of works by five artists that reflects on the effect of history and the lure of narrative in our understanding and valuation of physical space. The show includes pieces by Chris Buck, Paul Hagedorn, Lisa Kereszi, Laura Noel, and Landon Nordeman.
Don’t miss the artist reception and book signing, which will take place this Saturday, January 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.!
Book Signing with Luc Tuymans
Don’t miss this: Belgian artist Luc Tuymans will be signing copies of his new books, Luc Tuymans: Exhibitions at David Zwirner, 1994-2012 and Luc Tuymans: Graphic Works 1989-2012, at David Zwirner this Saturday, January 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Luc Tuymans is one of the most prominent living Belgian painters, highly regarded for his paintings that draw on visual techniques from photography and film.
Great Wall of China
We took time out of our busy schedule in China to visit one of its most historical sites, the Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall, which reflects collision and exchanges between agricultural civilizations and nomadic civilizations in ancient China, was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of the country as the great military defence project of successive Chinese Empires. It embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and its people.
Browse the broad spectrum of Asian Art.
We are thrilled to be partnering with British artist David Breuer-Weil on his impressive Project 4!
Project 4, the latest in the series of Breuer-Weil’s epic solo projects, includes some 70 canvases alongside a number of sculptures.
A focal point of this new body of work is a heightened and politically topical interest in ideas of homeland, territory, and belonging, explored through an extended repertoire of familiar images.
The exhibition is being showcased at The Vaults, an amazing 30,000 square foot series of subterranean spaces near the houses of parliament in London.
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, February 7 through Friday, March 1, 2013 at The Vaults, Arch 233, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN