Honoring Antonio Saura
Here’s a hot tip for those of you traveling to Madrid: Fernandez-Braso Galeria de Arte. The gallery is honoring a key figure in the renewal of Spanish Art in the second half of the 20th century, Antonio Saura, with a fantastic show that opens today.
Visiones y Obsesiones offers a tour of the different periods of the artist from his early development in the late 1950s as the legendary founder of Grupo El Paso until the 1990s, when he was regarded as a fully established international artist.
SAURA | Visiones y Obsesiones is on view from April 18 to June 1, 2013.
Beirut Art Scene
Over the course of the past few years, a thriving Contemporary Art scene has emerged in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, creating a hub for international and politically aware artists.
If you’re traveling to Beirut, visit these galleries to catch some of the region’s art stars and emerging talents.
3. Art on 56th
Located in the heart of Beirut, just off Hamra main street, is a very special art gallery seeking to promote Lebanese and Middle-Eastern creative talents.
Art Circle hosts monthly exhibitions by prominent as well as emerging talents and has become a hotspot for the Beirut art scene!
This Week in Art
From Cologne to Brussels and Paris, check out which art fairs and gallery events we’re looking forward to this week.
Art Plural Gallery
Indian artists Thukral and Tagra, also known as T&T, have been collaborating since 2004, creating fascinating paintings, sculptures, and installations. Their art has appealed to a global audience; they address universal important themes such as identity, consumerism, and change. In a humorous yet provocative manner, T&T address the harsh realities of Indian society today, while mirroring its fantasies and aspirations.
“We grew up with the general acknowledgement that most Indians dream of leaving India and moving abroad,” said Thukral and Tagra, “albeit a dream that is laced with anxiety and insecurity.”
If you’re in Singapore next week, don’t miss their latest show, Windows of Opportunity, which opens April 22 at Art Plural Gallery.
For those of you gallery hopping in London today, don’t miss Blain|Southern’s new show, Tell Me Whom You Haunt: Marcel Duchamp and the Contemporary Readymade. The show explores the alternative meaning(s) bestowed upon objects through their placement in the gallery space, within which seemingly ordinary objects can be redefined as art!
We’re delighted to welcome the newest members to artnet Galleries!
1. Afterimage Gallery—Dallas, TX, USA
2. ARTNEW—Montpellier, France
3. ARTNEXT—Montpellier, France
4. Casa Lamm Galería—Mexico City, Mexico
5. Enrique Castanon—Washington, D.C., USA
6. Lionel Gallery—Laren, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
7. Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8. Peter Fetterman Gallery—Santa Monica, CA, USA
9. PYTHON GALLERY—Erlenbach, Switzerland
Pictured: Luiza Peixoto Baldan’s Untitled (Series, A uma casa de distância da minha), 2012, courtesy of Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea
Still Life Tradition in Pop Art
Those of you in New York, don’t miss family-owned Acquavella Galleries fantastic new show, The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art, which opens today.
Be prepared to see some of the best work Pop Art has to offer, from Jasper Johns and Alex Katz to Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol.
Zona Maco started as a very small art fair that mainly focused on galleries from Mexico, particularly those in Mexico City. During the past 10 years, it has evolved into an international art fair that is well-known worldwide.
This year, Zona Maco will feature over 100 galleries from around the world, and include works by over 1,000 artists. The fair is already considered to be the window to the most important Contemporary Art in Latin America.
Film Noir, Still Life, and NYC
For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got until April 13 to catch this fantastic show by artist Eve Plumb, whom many of you will remember for her portrayal of Jan on The Brady Bunch! When she’s not acting, Plumb has been building her career as an artist, expanding her subject matter from still life to include images from film noir movies and New York City.
Eve Plumb: Three Faces of Eve is on view at New York’s Michael Ingbar Gallery until April 13, 2013.
This week, the international art world jet set congregates in Brazil for SP-Arte. Held at the famous Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, a 15,000 square foot architectural icon designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the fair showcases the best selection of Brazilian and international Modern and Contemporary masters.
With over 120 exhibitors showcasing the best of their inventory at SP-Arte, visitors enjoy the unique opportunity to experience a rich representation of Brazilian Art alongside a beautiful selection of international works.
Take a look at a few of the many galleries we’re looking forward to seeing at the fair!
4. Galeria Baró
11. Studio Nobrega
Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, this new show by Gordon Matta-Clark features the artist’s explorations into subterranean New York and Paris alongside building cuts and projects involving aerial elevation.
Born in New York in 1943, Matta-Clark is considered to be one of the most influential artists working in the 1970s. He was a key contributor to the activity and growth of the New York art world in SoHo from the late 1960s until his untimely death in 1978.
Don’t miss the opening reception, which takes place tonight, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at David Zwirner Gallery.
From Berlin to Singapore, we’re thrilled to welcome the latest artnet Galleries members!
1. Galerie des 20. Jahrhunderts—Bale, Switzerland
2. Aïda Cherfan Fine Art—Beirut, Lebanon
3. Aktis Gallery—London, UK
4. Belmacz—London, UK
5. Caviar20—Toronto, ON, Canada
6. Garis & Hahn—New York, NY, USA
7. The Grenning Gallery—Sag Harbor, NY, USA
8. Ikkan Art International—Singapore, Singapore
9. Panter & Hall Ltd—London, UK
10. Photology—Milan, Italy; Montevideo, Uruguay; Noto, Italy
11. SIM Galeria—Curitiba, Brazil
12. Volte Gallery—Mumbai, India
Pictured: Havana. Ministry of Industry. Ernesto GUEVARA (Che) (1963) by René Burri, courtesy of Galerie des 20. Jahrhunderts
In case you missed Thursday’s opening, here are a few photos from Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang’s new show at Pace Gallery. Curated by Pace’s Arne Glimcher, the show features Zhang Xiaogang’s first series of painted bronzes, which render in three dimensions the prototypical characters who inhabit his paintings. From the artist’s friends and family to Chuck Close, many attended the artist’s packed opening reception.
The Madness of Art
A look behind the scenes of a Chelsea art gallery:
In Jim Kempner’s The Madness of Art, the art dealer exposes the everyday happenings at his gallery.
In Season 1, Episode 3, one of the prominent members of the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana, surprises Jim at the gallery.