Articles of ‘Contemporary Art’

Push to Flush. How New York Lost the Idea of Modern Art… (On Museums, Collections and Spectators)

Push to Flush. How New York Lost the Idea of Modern Art…  (On Museums, Collections and Spectators)

By Paco Barragán
Having been asked to narrate my recent visit to New York to some of its seminal museums, my remarks on it must be taken as biased-in the nature of a reprobation-rather than as the expression of entirely independent criticism.
I freely admit that I gently borrowed the title from French professor Serge [...]

ART-ATHINA 2009 International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens

May 21 - 24, 2009
New venue: Faliro Pavilion
Greece’s leading international art fair for contemporary art, ART-ATHINA, celebrates its  15th edition. ART-ATHINA -International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens- was established by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in 1993 and has become over the years one of Europe’s most prominent art fairs. As of 2009, ART-ATHINA is [...]

ARCOmadrid-2009: A Game of Strategy

By Janet Alfonso
The 28th edition of the international art fair, ARCOmadrid-2009, made it clear that the current economic crisis has been manageable, as far as the art market is concerned.
Fairs are social, economic and cultural events; in recent decades, however, the second of these aspects has become more prominent. Sales outcome, in terms of pricing [...]

Lutz Bacher’s Secret Life

By Ernesto Menéndez-Conde
The display of the art pieces in “My Secret Life” -the personal exhibition of the artist Lutz Bacher, which is currently at PS1, the New York dependency of the MoMA- offers the impression of a group of isolated shows, rather than a retrospective of a single artist. There is a sense of fragmentation [...]

Three Solo Shows at Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art

Hee Sook Kim: Encounters
May 7 - June 8, 2009
Public Reception: May 8, 6 - 9 pm
Sy Gresser: Divine Yearning
Alice Zinnes: Druid Dreams of the Danaka - Paintings and Drawings
April 9 - May 3, 2009
Public Reception: April 16, 6 - 9 pm
During the month of April, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art is presenting two solo shows, “Divine [...]

Carlos Estévez, Gory & Adrian, at Pan American Art Projects

Carlos Estévez - The Mystery of Migrations
Project Room: Gory and Adrian / Diptychs: One Lens, Two Visions
April 11 - May 23, 2009
Opening April 11, 2009 6-9 pm
“The Mystery of Migrations” is the title of Carlos Estévez’s new solo exhibition of paintings. As the title indicates, Carlos is exploring the process of migrations, philosophically, existentially and [...]

Matteo Ferretti - Lights at the Edge, at Quiroz 108 Gallery

May 9 - June 12, 2009
Opening May 9, 2009- 7 pm
After recent major Italian exhibitions in Milan and Florence, Matteo Ferretti will present, at Quiroz 108 Gallery in Miami, the show “Lights at the Edge.”
The exhibition will include twenty of his latest works related to his research on the relationship between photography and form. Three [...]

Mike Tesch: Rhyme Art, at Kelley Roy Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday April 11, 2009, 7 - 10 pm
Mike Tesch has had a love affair with the written word and painting all his life. Call him a painter, a poet and a dreamer; as a committed communicator, he is all of these and more. 
Widely known as the genius who produced some of the most [...]

Brandon, Brendan, B.R.E.N.D.A. at Dorsch Gallery

April 11 - May 2, 2009
This is a show about the tension that occurs when curatorial ambition and critical thinking brush up against the enactment of standard exhibition procedures featuring the work of three artists - two real, one fictional - whose work is about the creative friction that occurs when subjectivity brushes up against [...]

Edouard Duval Carrié - Mostly Mutants, at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

April 11 - May 2, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday April 11, 7-10pm
This April Bernice Steinbaum Gallery presents the exhibition “Edouard Duval Carrié - Mostly Mutants.”
Edouard Duval Carrié’s studio is in the “Little Haiti” district of Miami. He was trained in Paris and has lived in Puerto Rico and Canada and traveled to the Republic of Benin [...]