Frieze London 2016 features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, which present art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists. Here are some highlights from the Preview.
Frieze London 2016, Regent’s Park, London (UK). October 5, 2016.
A Time-Laps film by Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope is a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama has created an “infinity room” experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots. Visitors who attend the exhibition during this period will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama. The Glass House’s window walls and doors allow the artist to create a one-of-a-kind signature “infinity room.” The polka dots directly engage the architecture of the Glass House, complementing its structure and aesthetics, breathing new life into the house. For Kusama, the polka dot represents an individual, its own universe. Similarly, Philip Johnson created his own private universe at the Glass House, sculpting every aspect of landscape experience into his own universe.
フィリップ・ジョンソン設計の「ガラスの家」で行われた草間彌生のインスタレーション「Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope」の様子を記録したタイムラプス動画。
Fondazione Prada presents the exhibition “Uneasy Dancer”, a comprehensive survey of work by Betye Saar (Los Angeles, 1926). This exhibition, hosted at the Nord Gallery, opens to the public from 15 September 2016 through 8 January 2017. Curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, “Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer” is the first exhibition of the American artist in Italy, and brings together over 80 works including installations, assemblages, collages and sculptures produced between 1966 and 2016.
“Uneasy Dancer” is an expression Betye Saar has used to define both herself and her artistic practice. In her own words, “my work moves in a creative spiral with the concepts of passage, crossroads, death and rebirth, along with the underlying elements of race and gender.” This process implies “a stream of consciousness” that explores the ritualized mysticism present in recovering personal stories and iconographies from everyday objects and images. Several key elements lie at the center of her artistic practice: an interest in the metaphysical, the representation of feminine memory, and African-American identity which, in her work, takes on takes on evocative and unusual forms. As Saar has said about her work, “It was really about evolution rather than revolution, about evolving the consciousness in another way and seeing black people as human beings instead of the caricatures or the derogatory images.”
Video: Andrea Cavallari
プラダ財団で行われたベティ・サール の展覧会「 アンイージー・ダンサー」の様子。
Berlin-based photographer Mustafah Abulaziz has spent the last five years in a singular exploration of the world’s relationship to water. Returning to his Brooklyn roots, an exhibition of his work has launched as an illuminating series of lightboxes in Brooklyn Bridge Park beside New York’s East River—as part of annual photography festival Photoville. A collaboration between NGOs Earthwatch, WaterAid, WWF and HSBC’s global water programme, Abulaziz’s Water Stories—a series that forms part of his wider project about water—sheds light on the human and environmental impacts of the earth’s most precious resource.
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Narrated by Owen Wilson
Featuring Ed Begley Jr., Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Irving Blum, Larry Gagosian, Jim Ganzer, Joe Goode, Kim Gordon, and Ed Moses
Produced by Ways & Means
Executive Producers Lana Kim, Jett Steiger
Producer Rachel Nederveld
Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
MOCA Chief Communication Officier Sarah Lloyd Stifler
MOCA Communications Manager Eva Seta
Editor & Motion Graphics Matthew Miller
Director of Photography Roman Koval
Researcher Lauren Skillen
Sound Mixer Jacques Pienaar
Colorist Bossi Baker
Sound Mixer Brent Kiser, Unbridled Sound
Daniel Buren “The Observatory of Light” Work in situ, 2016 / Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris, France
movie_Kazuyuki Miyabe(HIROBA), Sakiko Tagawa(HIROBA) drone_Nicolas Pasqualini
movie_Kazuyuki Miyabe(HIROBA), Sakiko Tagawa(HIROBA) drone_Nicolas Pasqualini
Bulgarian Christo is known for making large environmental works made to enhance the magic of natural landscapes. Here, Italian director duo Roberto de Paolis and Carlo Lavagna capture his latest work – 100.000 square meters of floating walkways in Northern Italy. Read more on NOWNESS – bit.ly/2984WPZ
クリストが2016年に実現した作品「Walking on Water – The Floating Piers」について、フィールドとなったイタリアのイセオ湖で語っている動画。
The exhibition view of “Koki Tanaka: Possibilities for being together. Their praxis.” at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan, 2016
documented and edited by ARTISTS’ GUILD.
courtesy of Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito
Participants: Ayaka Kurumada, Emi Shuto, Hiroko Takii, Han Tong-hyon, Yoshihito Tsujimura, Junko Odagi
Facilitators:, Daisuke Awata, Ai Kano, Yoshiko Kasahara, Andrew Maerkle
Facilitator (for participants orientation): Shinichi Yokoyama (kamos)
Director of Photography: Hikaru Fujii (ARTISTS’ GUILD)
Sound and Sound Editor: Ryota Fujiguchi
Camera Operator: Shinya Aoyama
Boom Operator: Tomoya Takashima
Curation, Filming Coordination: Yuu Takehisa (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Coordination Assistants: Eri Koizumi, Mizuki Usui (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Assistant to filming coordination: Hitomi Ito
Assistant to filming: Aya Miyazaki
Logistics: Takashi Hirokawa, Yohei Terakado, Daizo Fukushima, Yasuo Kawamata (Art Tower Mito)
Prop: Toshihiko Arimoto (HIGURE 17-15 cas contemporary art studio)
English Subtitles: Dean Shimauchi Translations, Naoko Hamaoka, Masahiro Ochi
Production Cooperation: Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou)
Filming Equipment Support: ARTISTS’ GUILD
Reading Workshop Text: Shigeru Matsui Toki no koe (The Voice of Time)
Special Thanks: Aoyama|Meguro (Tokyo), Shigeru Matsui
This project was realized for the occasion of the exhibition “Koki Tanaka: Possibilities for being together. Their praxis.” at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan, 2016.
Joe Vilardi talks about the process of moving Richard Serra’s 40-foot figure eight sculpture “Sequence” from Stanford to SFMOMA in February 2015.
The sculpture will be unveiled as the 214-ton greeter for the new Howard Street Gallery in the expanded museum which opens in 2016.
The most recent instalment of Lost Paradise’s playful series The Smart Talk, sees two inquisitive gallery goers provide a beginners guide to the works of British-Indian sculptor, Anish Kapoor. Read more on NOWNESS – bit.ly/1W1J6ze
NOWNESSのシリーズ「The Smart Talk」より、アニッシュ・カプーアの作品を前に素で会話する二人。
The short film Wrinkles of the City relates the portraits from JR’s Istanbul project to the tales of the local elderly, thus reflecting the traces of time on the city’s architecture through each character’s intimate story.
JRが2008年に行ったプロジェクト「Wrinkless of the City」で描かれたイスタンブールの人々のインタビューを収録したショートフィルム。
Agnes Martin’s restrained yet evocative paintings came from her belief that spiritual inspiration rather than intellect created great work. In this film, which includes rare archive footage of the artist in her studio in New Mexico, her art dealer and confidant Arne Glimcher remembers Martin’s philosophical ideas about her work and her rigorous process in developing her paintings.
Tate curator Frances Morris also reveals the mathematical precision behind Martin’s abstract masterpieces, and the intense experimentation which led to her signature grids.
Singapore is not used to letting people do whatever they want and thus it has been stuck with a moribund art scene. But the opening of the new National Gallery aims to change perceptions of the city-state both at home and abroad; Monocle films take a look at a fast-emerging art scene.
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With the success of Pixar came an avalanche of computer-generated animation but not all animators are following the hi-tech pack. Monocle Films travels to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and southern England in search of storytellers who think outside the computer box.
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The V&A’s collection of Japanese art and design is one of the largest in Britain. Curators of the V&A’s Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art select some of the highlights from the renowned collections including a samurai sword and a kimono which celebrates air travel.
For more information visit: vam.ac.uk/japan
the radar :: the new site-specific installation was projected onto the sands and waves on Devil’s Beach in Rio de Janeiro (between Copacabana and Ipanema)
Ryoji Ikeda:: the radar
7-9 SEP 2012, Praia do Diabo (Devil’s Beach), Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, BR
curated by Marcello Dantas
OiR project http://www.oir.art.br/
© Ryoji Ikeda 2012, All Rights Reserved. www.ryojiikeda.com
The German artist Andreas Gursky is regarded as one of the leading contemporary photographers. He is renowned for his large scale, digitally manipulated photographic images. In 2007, the Kunstmuseum Basel staged an exhibition with 25 works by Andreas Gursky, including the F1 Pit Stop and Pyongyang series.