Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Making Plans for Art Basel Hong Kong March 29-31? See what is happening



Encounters: 12 ambitious projects at this year’s Art Basel show in Hong Kong

Curated for the fourth consecutive year by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, Encounters will present institutional-scale installations and site-specific projects, with nine new works created specifically for this year’s show. The 2018 edition, which again will be installed along the four boulevards that run through the two exhibition floors of the show, will feature work by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Chou Yu-Cheng, Toshikatsu Endo, Ryan Gander, Subodh Gupta, Iván Navarro, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Shinji Ohmaki, Jorge Pardo, Erwin Wurm, Ulla von Brandenburg and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Bringing together 12 artists from 11 countries and territories including Australia, Austria, Chile, Cuba, Germany, India, Japan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, Alexie Glass-Kantor’s focus for this year’s curation centers around inviting the audience to make contact with objects, artists and ideas. While some artworks will require the viewer’s participation to activate the work, others will reflect or mirror the body of the audience, directly implicating them into each work.

Information on individual presentations:

‘7 Curtains’ (2017), a new site-specific work by Ulla von Brandenburg (b. 1974) will be presented jointly by Pilar Corrias and Meyer Riegger. Interested in theatre and absurdity, von Brandenburg's installation consists of a sequence of seven monumental stage curtains, inviting the audience to perform by stepping into the color field.

Erwin Wurm's (b. 1954) iconic series ‘One Minute Sculptures’ will be jointly showcased by Lehmann Maupin, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and König Galerie. First performed in 1997, the ongoing series instructs the audience to "make one minute sculptures", questioning and reflecting on sculpture itself and limiting the sculptures' lifetime to 60 seconds.

neugerriemschneider will present ‘Untitled’ (2009, 2017) by Cuban artist Jorge Pardo (b. 1963). Inspired by medieval manuscripts, Pardo has choreographed a series of objects that intersect architecture, sculpture and design, challenging our expectations of these categories.

‘Start. Stop’ (2008) by Subodh Gupta (b. 1964), who has received international attention for his large-scale monuments exploring subjects of Indian life and culture, will be presented by Arario Gallery. The installation consists of a large and slowly moving sushi belt with scores of tiffin boxes and gleaming pots, recalling the fate of the "dabbawallas" who transport tiffin boxes filled with home-cooked lunch on wheelbarrows in a rapidly changing urban environment.

Edouard Malingue Gallery will premiere a new performance by Cho Yu-Cheng (b. 1976) titled ‘Refresh, Sacrifice, New Hygiene, Infection, Clean, Robot, Air, Housekeeping,, Cigarette, Dyson, Modern People’ (2017). Blurring the boundaries between public and private spaces, Cho Yu-Cheng explores the concept of hygiene, technology and the distribution of labor through sculpture, performance and recital.

Lisson Gallery will showcase ‘Potent motif of ambition (Dramaturgical framework for structure and stability)’ (2018) by British artist Ryan Gander (b. 1976), which considers technology and mechanics to rethink the body through new anthropomorphic forms.

Exposing invisible forces, Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki’s (b. 1971) ‘Liminal Air Space-Time’ (2018), presented by Mind Set Art Center, takes a once solid object and dissolves it into kinetic sculpture, creating an illusion of air as form.

‘Left Wing Project (Belok Kiri Jalan Terus)’ (2017-2018), a new large-scale, site-specific installation by the artist duo Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan (b. 1965, b. 1962 respectively) will be presented by Yavuz Gallery. Also activated by air, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan’s installation is concerned with the mass migration of people and the complex social and political realities of contemporary agrarian societies in Asia.

‘Gäna (self)’ (2018) by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu (b. 1945), one of Australia's most celebrated Aboriginal artists, will be presented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. This sculptural installation comprises powerful and totemic bark paintings and larrakitj poles, which were traditionally used as hollow coffins created to hold the bones of the dead.

Sydney-based Sri Lankan artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (b. 1988) will create 'Mud Men Volume II' (2017) for this year’s show. Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Nithiyendran’s large-scale ceramic works are rough-edged New Age symbols that reference Hindu and Christian imagery and gender fluidity.

Presented by SCAI The Bathhouse, Mona-ha artist Toshikatsu Endo (b. 1950) will display ‘Void – Wooden Boat, Hong Kong’ (2009-2018), an 11-meter-long boat carved out of a single timber soaked in tar. Born to a family of shrine architects, Endo is interested in ritual involving the classical elements fire, water, earth and air.

Paul Kasmin Gallery will debut New York-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro's (b. 1972) ‘Compression’ (2018). The new work transforms the globe of the Earth’s surface into a cube, essentially rendering its surfaces flat, challenging the notion that the globalisation offers a level playing field and that all things are equal.

The Encounters sector is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. More information on the sector is available at


Monday, January 29, 2018

Pablo's Birthday at artgenève 2018

Opening reception: Wednesday, January 31, 2-9pm
Booth B37 
Henrik Eiben
Pius Fox
Frank Gerritz
Eckart Hahn
Tessa Perutz
Michael Rouillard
 57 Orchard Street | New York, NY | 332.201.4112 |
 Wilderness: Words are where what I catch is me

Opening Reception for the artist:  
Tuesday, February 13th from 6 to 8 p.m.

February 14 - March 17, 2018
DATES: February 14 - March 17, 2018
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST: Tuesday, February 13th from 6 to 8 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Garrett at or 212-888-3550

image: UNREDEEMED REGIONS (detail), 2017, thread, ink, horse hair on fabric, 96 x 30 x 3 in. 

Nohra Haime Gallery, 500 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011

Sundance Recognizes HIFF Screenwriters Lab Alumnae

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Three projects that came through the Screenwriters Lab in recent years—all from female writer/directors—took home coveted awards at Saturday night’s awards ceremony. In addition, another of our past Lab participants was recognized for her sophomore feature. 
As evidenced by the Melissa Mathison Fund, established in 2016, 
HIFF is committed to amplifying the voices of women in film. Learn more!

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award:
U.S. Dramatic

Christina Choe: NANCY
(2014 HIFF Screenwriters Lab)

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic Ísold Uggadóttir:

(2015 HIFF Screenwriters Lab)

World Cinema Dramatic
Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting

Cathy Yan: DEAD PIGS

(2016 HIFF Screenwriters Lab)
Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic
Sara Colangelo:

(Sara participated in the 2013 HIFF Screenwriters Lab)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Want a fun place to visit ? Catch Art Palm Springs February 15t-19th

Robert Minervini, represented by Edward Cella Art & Archtecture
Seventh Edition of Art Palm Springs Returns
During Height of the Season
Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, North and South America, and Europe, that represent more than 300 artists, and brings a world of art to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season.
Due to popular demand by our ever-expanding audience and galleries, we are excited to announce the addition of President's Day - Monday, February 19 - to the show’s schedule.

Both returning and new galleries will exhibit at Art Palm Springs, including but not limited to Adamar Fine Arts, Addison Rowe Fine Art, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Chiaroscuro/Gebert Contemporary, Chimento Contemporary, David Klein Gallery, Edward Cella Art & Arcitecture, , Heller Gallery, Hohmann, J. Willott Gallery, Jane Kahan Gallery, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, LewAllen Galleries, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Michael Solway LLC, Nancy Hoffmann Gallery, Peter Blake Gallery, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, William Turner Gallery. The participating galleries will present paintings, photography and sculpture from the post-war and contemporary era. View complete Gallery List here.
Buy Tickets

Dates and Hours

Opening Night Preview 
Thursday, February 15 from 5-9pm
VIP Ticket Holders Only
A benefit for the Palm Springs Art Museum
General Admission
Friday, February 16 | 11am-7pm | All Ticket Holders
Saturday, February 17 | 11am-7pm | All Ticket Holders
Sunday, February 18 | 11am-6pm | All Ticket Holders
Monday, February 19 | 11am-5pm | All Ticket Holders


Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262
For more information about Urban Expositions’ art and design fairs, visit the following websites:
Art Aspen   Art Palm Springs FORM MIAMI | SOFA CHICAGO



ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Author Carmen Maria MachadoBard Fiction Prize winner and writer in residence at Bard College, will read from her work on Monday, February 19. Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the László Z. Bitó ’60 Auditorium in Bard’s Reem-Kayden Center. For more information call 845-758-7087.

Machado received the Bard Fiction Prize for her debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf Press, 2017) In the collection, long-listed for the 2017 National Book Award and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Machado shapes startling, genre-bending narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

The Bard Fiction Prize committee writes: “The eight stories in Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties range playfully from a brilliant riff on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to an apocalypse glimpsed incidentally through one woman’s sexual encounters to an obsessive exegesis of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that balloons into a hallucinatory, epic tapestry.  Machado’s stories are bizarre, hilarious, sexy, and addictively entertaining while troubling, complex ideas about femininity, queerness, gender, and sexuality lurk around the corner of every sentence. This book is an oddball masterpiece.”

“I’m incredibly honored to receive the Bard Fiction Prize, the former winners of which I’ve long admired,” says Machado.

Carmen Maria Machado is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New YorkerGrantaTin HouseGuernicaElectric LiteratureNPR Books, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted in Best American Science Fiction & FantasyBest Horror of the YearYear’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her memoir, House in Indiana, is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press.

She holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Michener-Copernicus Foundation, Elizabeth George Foundation, CINTAS Foundation, Speculative Literature Foundation, Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa, Yaddo Corporation, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is an artist in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

The creation of the Bard Fiction Prize, presented each October since 2001, continues Bard’s long-standing position as a center for creative, groundbreaking literary work by both faculty and students. From Saul Bellow, William Gaddis, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison to John Ashbery, Philip Roth, William Weaver, and Chinua Achebe, Bard’s literature faculty, past and present, represents some of the most important writers of our time. The prize is intended to encourage and support young writers of fiction, and provide them with an opportunity to work in a fertile intellectual environment. Last year’s Bard Fiction Prize was awarded to Karan Mahajan for his novel The Association of Small Bombs (Viking, 2016).

The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to a promising emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. In addition to a $30,000 cash award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient gives at least one public lecture and meets informally with students. To apply, candidates should write a cover letter explaining the project they plan to work on while at Bard and submit a CV, along with three copies of the published book they feel best represents their work. No manuscripts will be accepted. Applications for the 2019 prize must be received by June 15, 2018. For information about the Bard Fiction Prize, call 845-758-7087, send an e-mail to, or visit Applicants may also request information by writing to: Bard Fiction Prize, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000.

Kenise Barns "Because Art is Essential" , sounds good to me!!!


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Art is Essential. 
Josette Urso, Cameo, 2017 oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, $6500.
We have in more than 4000 works of art in our extensive 1200 lower-level warehouse.
 In addition, our flat files house hundreds of unframed work on paper.  

We would love to help you find just the right piece for your collection. 
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