It’s that time again: the Affordable Art Fair is in New York and has set up shop in the Tunnel in Chelsea. The fair, a welcome respite from the highbrow market for many collectors on a budget, opens today and runs through Sunday, October 6. Some features this year include the “Recent Graduates Exhibition” curated by Dan Halm and Richard Stauffacher, and limited edition artwork made of cut vinyl on aluminium by Chad Kouri in collaboration with the Artist Dossier. (more…)
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Affordable studio space for artists in New York seems to be a topic on everyone’s mind these days. It was most recently under discussion in Brooklyn with the Mobilizing Bushwick initiative spearheaded by artists William Powhida, Jules de Balincourt, and Lynn Sullivan along with Art F City editor Paddy Johnson. Together they assembled a proposal for artists in the area to confront gentrification by collectively buying a building to use for studio space. Now, another long-term solution to soaring rent prices, and the harsh reality that New York may fast become an impossible place for artists to live and work, could be coming to the South Brooklyn neighborhood of Redhook by way of a massive, waterfront redevelopment for artist studios.
The most recent catalogue published by the Cleveland Museum of Art makes a huge claim: that the bronze statue of Apollo taking center stage in recent exhibition “Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo” is, in fact, an ancient Greek original. The statement comes in the show’s catalogue, which was released Friday, written by Michael Bennett, curator of Greek and Roman Art at the museum. Bennest uses art-historical analysis and scientific evidence to draw the conclusion that the work is not only an original Greek bronze, but believed to be the handiwork of the iconic sculptor Praxiteles.
“Cosmic Horror” writer H.P. Lovecraft’s classic 1936 horror tale “At the Mountains of Madness” featured some of the most nightmarish alien creations in modern literature. Only referred to as “Elder Things” in the novella, the creatures have remained some of the writer’s most difficult monsters to visualize. Now, through a new exhibition at Brown University, fans will be given a rare glimpse into how exactly Lovecraft intended the the plant-like sentient beings to look.
The rapidly expanding Jersey City arts complex Mana Contemporary — one of ARTINFO’s top 20 art day trips near New York City — has crossed state lines and opened a Chicago outpost. The new facility, located in a landmarked, 300,000-square-foot former industrial building at 2233 South Throop Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of the city. To give you an idea of just how quickly Mana’s Midwestern location is coming along, the building has already leased out the first floor to 20 artists for studio space and hasn’t even had its official opening yet. (more…)
The titular performance from Marina Abramovic’s hugely popular 2010 exhibition “The Artist is Present” at MoMA fascinated onlookers, moved participants to tears and swung the door wide open for the future of performance-based museum retrospectives and events. The 2012 feature length documentary about the exhibition showed us the behind-the-scenes making of the three-month-long exhibition, as well as Abramovic’s experiences while performing. Now she is reaching out to the people who waited in long lines to sit across from her for their own experiences. (more…)
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss to the many who grew up with his books, is best remembered for his whimsical stories and playfully surreal visuals, leaving behind iconic characters and psychedelic worlds filled with moral lessons. On June 13 POP International Galleries in midtown Manhattan opened an exhibition of never-before-shown, privately-owned reproductions od artworks by the artist, and images from his popular children’s books created during his seventy-year career. (more…)
Whirligig inventor and famed found-object sculptor Vollis Simpson passed away last Friday at age 94 in his home in Lucama, North Carolina, the New York Times reports. The legacy he leaves behind is the entirely unique form of sculpture for which he became famous, which makes use of discarded industrial machinery, reflective signage, found objects, movable pinwheels, bent scrap metal, and pretty much everything — including the kitchen sink. (more…)