Lucky, lucky New Yorkers get a pretty comprehensive showing (running from February 11–April 14) of films by innovative & award winning documentarist/polemicist Adam Curtis curated by e-flux and Hans Ulrich Obrist, with Curtis in conversation with Obrist on Saturday, April 14, 5pm. Programme of films.
Blog archives: January 2012
Brain Activity, a solo exhibition of David Shrigley, opens on Feb 1st @ Hayward Gallery. It will be the artist’s first major survey show in London, covering full range of his diverse practice (besides drawing also photography, books, sculpture, animation, painting and music) and including new pieces and site specific installations. Besides the show itself, you’ll have a great opportunity hear Shrigley discuss his inspirations and influences during Artist Talk on April 23rd (book in advance).
The exhibition will run till May 13 2012.
Valentine Uhovski, a former Russian child star and co-creator of the controversial high-society-skewering Socialite Rank site and contemporary art platform ArtRuby, has been the first one to collect all 11 spots in the Hirst Spot Challenge pilgrimage! Starting in New York on January 12th and ending @ Gagosian’s Davies Street space in London @ 2:30 p.m this Friday, Uhovski did the 11 Gagosian galleries (3x New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Athens, Rome Geneva, Paris, 2x London) in mere 8 days, beating the 2nd winner – journalist Jeff Chu – by couple of minutes. Tan Wong from Arrested Motion finished as 3rd in Gagosian Hong Kong. Respect! to all 3 insane spot enthusiasts.
Btw: The Complete Spot Challenge continues till March 17, so still some time to win your personalized Hirst spot painting print and make an art-trip around the world.
One city’s loss is another city’s gain: Olek – the artist known above all for crocheting a christmas coat for the Wall Street’s iconic bull statue – is residing in London since couple of months & the city streets are getting brighter! Moreover, her first solo show opens @ Tony’s gallery next week. Drop by at the opening reception on Thursday 26th January from 6 to 9 pm, dressed to the occasion. Don’t have any sharp objects on you. And if you bring some Polish vodka, Olek might even reveal couple of crochet secrets in exchange for a bottle… or two ;-).
The exhibition will run till 23rd of March 2012.
An exhibition of Iranian-born & Berlin-based artist Maryam Najd, opens on 19th January 2012 in Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Maryam will present new works from the ‘Non Existence Flag Project’, dealing with the symbolic and semiotics employed in the formation of national identities. Mostly abstract paintings are also accompanied by some figurative works, such as Happy New Year My Love, depicted here, a painting of various country’s national flowers, arranged into a bouquet that nods to Jan Breughel.