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Cai Guo-Qiang Explains What’s Missing In Contemporary Chinese Art

3 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The first few times the Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang tried to make gunpowder drawings, his art caught on fire—literally. His early method involved hanging blank canvases and oil paintings on the wall and throwing rocket fireworks at them.”

Ikon announces 50th anniversary exhibition and auction in collaboration with Sotheby's

23 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Ikon?s 50th anniversary celebrations culminates with Artists for Ikon, an exhibition at the gallery (24 April ? 4 May 2015) followed by a major contemporary art auction at Sotheby?s, London in July 2015. The exhibition previews works donated for the auction by some of today?s most important artists, all of whom have exhibited at the gallery. Show More Summary

Installation at Smithsonian American Art Museum includes newly discovered project by Nam June Paik

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

?Watch This! Revelations in Media Art? presents pioneering and contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition celebrates artists who are engaged in a creative revolution?one shaped as...Show More Summary

Here's the First Museum to Buy Art with Bitcoins

All images via A limited edition screensaver, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK), and Bitcoin have united to make art history. This year has already been monumental for the cryptocurrency, be it through sassy spin-offs or intra-company drama. Show More Summary

“Celebrating Women Artists” at Arcadia Contemporary

Arcadia Contemporary, a gallery in NYC that focuses largely on contemporary art in the representational tradition, has a new show titled “Celebrating Women Artists” in which they are showcasing work by six women artists from among the artists they represent. The show features three painters, two sculptors and a photographer. I’ve featured images of work […]

Bursts of intensity within Kahlil Joseph's quotidian landscape at MOCA

Nothing much happens in “m.A.A.d.,” Kahlil Joseph’s double-screen video installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Unexpectedly, its open-ended ordinariness is among the work’s primary advantages.

?walk towards the light in chris levine’s exhibition, the geometry of truth

Opening at The Fine Art Society Contemporary today, Chris Levine’s latest exhibition uses the geometry of lasers and lights to convey stillness.

Post-Apocalyptic Art – It WAS Fantasy (Now Prediction?)

“There is, of course, one great difference between earlier artistic impressions of the end of civilisation and these contemporary cataclysms. Today, the end of the world as we know is not a romantic fantasy, but a potential reality. Overwhelming scientific evidence minutely charts human-caused climate change. Sombre analyses carefully map the likely consequences of melting […]

From the Couches to the Conservation Labs, the Whitney Museum’s New Building

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

They say you don't realize what you were missing until you get it. Well, New York City was missing a building for showing modern and contemporary art.

Art Institute of Chicago to receive largest gift of art in the museum's 136-year history

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, announced today the largest gift of art in the museum?s 136-year history: the Edlis/Neeson Collection, 42 iconic masterpieces of contemporary art donated by the Chicago-based collectors and philanthropists Stefan T. Show More Summary

Watch This: Our New Exhibition, Watch This!

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Watch This! Revelations in Media Art" presents contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition explores the pervasive interdependence between technology and contemporary culture. The exhibition, on view at American Art beginning tomorrow and running through September 7, 2015.

Prada Foundation Opens Contemporary Art Museum in Milan

“For more than 20 years, the Prada Foundation has been staging contemporary art exhibitions in abandoned warehouses and disused churches” in Milan. “Recently, however, the Prada Foundation has set its sights on establishing permanent homes to present exhibitions and to show its vast holdings of art, mostly works from the 1950s to the present.”

Objective mourning: A survey of Doris Salcedo's sculptures at the MCA

The fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art has temporarily become a deeply somber place. An earthen graveyard fills the lobby. Sharp rusted structures stand forlorn in a gallery. Empty hospital cots line the floors. Broken furniture and worn shoes lean against the walls and one another....

How The New Whitney Could Be The Next Great Contemporary Art Museum

The museum used to be a storehouse for the art of the past, the display of supposed masterpieces, the insightful exploration of the present in the context of the long or compressed histories that preceded it. Now — especially as embodied by the Tate Modern, Guggenheim Bilbao, and our beloved MoMA — the museum is […]

New York Apartments, Art Top Gold as Stores of Wealth, Says Fink

``"The two greatest stores of wealth internationally today is contemporary art..... and I don't mean that as a joke, I mean that as a serious asset class," said Fink. "And two, the other store of wealth today is apartments in Manhattan, apartments in Vancouver, in London."'' -- And what a coincidence, folks, YOU can't afford either... Show More Summary

Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history and a coup for the institution and the...

Two masterworks by Jeff Koons and Martin Kippenberger to be offered at Christie's

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Christie's highly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will offer two masterworks from the collection of renowned publisher and art collector, Benedikt Taschen. Martin Kippenberger and Jeff Koons, leaders of the New...Show More Summary

Looks: Institute of Contemporary Arts London opens group exhibition

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Looks is a group exhibition that includes works by artists Juliette Bonneviot, Andrea Crespo, Morag Keil, Wu Tsang and Stewart Uoo. Through a wide range of media, from film installation and painting, to sculpture and photography, this...Show More Summary

Pure geometric aabstraction: Josef Albers highlights Bonhams Contemporary Sale

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Post-War & Contemporary Works of Art auction at Bonhams will feature an exquisite work titled Homage to the Square: ?Suspended? by Josef Albers. It is estimated to fetch $300,000 ? 500,000. Known as ?The Square Man,? Albers made more than 1,000 paintings during his Homage to the Square series, dating from 1950 until his death in 1976. Show More Summary

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