Get a rare chance to sit fireside at the iconic Schindler House in West Hollywood for a dinner series with Venice’s Foodshop, presented by MAK Center For Art And Architecture. Click here for reservations in April.
Baby, I Like It Raw: Post-Eastern Bloc Photography & Video will be on view until April 4, 2017 at the Czech Center New York. Click here to read our interview of one of the curators, Marie Tomanova. photographs by Adam Lehrer
David West "Outside Errors" will be on view until April 15, 2017 at Mannerheim Gallery in Paris. photographs by Mazzy-Mae Green
Rezaire is in the business of identifying sicknesses we carry within us everywhere we go—our histories, our implicit and explicit prejudices, our language. She is able to see through the veils of the “free, open Internet” to its capitalist underbellies, using the very tools of the Internet to undermine it. Rezaire is calling us out on the spread of colonial viruses—on our computers, in our history books, in our words. click here to read the rest of the interview.
photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
HeatWave will be on view until April 22, 2017 at UTA Artist Space in Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
The David Hockney Issue. Noboyoshu Araki, Richard Hell, Alan Vega, Meryl Meisler, Swarovski Crystal Meth, Philip Hinge, Greta Bellamacina, Robert Montgomery, Christeene, Ryan McGinley, Bil Brown, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Julian Klincewicz, Ottessa Moshfegh & Richard Prince. Click here to preorder.
In 1879, Charles Darwin used the words "an abominable mystery" and "a most perplexing phenomenon" to describe the evolution of flowering plants. With perfume brand Régime des Fleurs' new short film, directed by Brett Milspaw, a series of vignettes and story lines, abstract images and distorted realities, draws another perplexing mystery that could be used to describe the olfactory phenomenons behind the creation of Régime's scents and candles. Watch the film above and lick here to learn more about Régime des Fleurs
Honor Fraser Gallery presents Kenny Scharf "Blox and Bax," the fifth exhibition with Kenny Scharf. Kenny Scharf "Blox and Bax" will be on view until April 22, 2017 at Honor Fraser Gallery. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
"Welcome to Concrete Island: an overlooked city within a city, an entropical paradise where leisure is lean. Careen off the highway and into the cushion of your airbag to arrive at this bleak no man’s land, where you’ll be marooned in plain sight. No one will hear your cries against the tide of commuter traffic lapping at the shores of our deserted island, nestled between two lanes of howling interstate. This vestigial location is your vacation destination, boasting all the sights and specificities of any cultural petri dish. Come and brave this new world. This here and now – this moment – could last forever." Concrete Island, the first curatorial effort of Aaron Moulton, brings together over thirty mostly LA-based artists who have worked around the theme of JG Ballard's book Concrete Island (1974). Ballard’s tale reinterprets the contemporary city as a savage ecosystem where survival is an avant-garde condition. The protagonist is thrown from his urban reality to be marooned on a desert island in the middle of the city. The character is forced to endure a Robinson Crusoe-esque journey emulating humankind’s will to survive in the face of adversity. Concrete Island will be on view until May 13, 2017 at Venus Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. Throughout the exhibition, artists challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community. The Biennial features sixty-three individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms, from painting and installation to activism and video-game design. The 2017 Whitney Biennial will be on view from March 17 to June 11, 2017 at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer
The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media art installation that will transform an empty industrial warehouse near downtown Los Angeles into a mythic universe created collaboratively through video, installation, sculpture, sound, paintings, and live performance. The 14th Factory weaves together elements of popular culture–science fiction, punk music, graphic novels, and film–with critical re-examinations of social and historical narratives, especially interconnections between East and West. Conceived by Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch, the vision of The 14th Factory is to create a new, independent paradigm for socially-engaged art, a kind of guerilla action where art occupies and re-energizes underutilized or even derelict urban spaces and gifts them back to the community in the form of a transformative experience. Click here to learn more about the project and find visiting times. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
photographs by Flo Kohl
Regen Projects presents a group exhibition entitled What I Loved: Selected Works from the ‘90s. The 1990s marked a pivotal moment in American history and contemporary art. It was a time of economic recession, the first Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, 24-hour news, the advent of the Internet and the dot-com bubble, and the fall of Communism. Regen Projects, which opened in 1989, developed alongside and in response to these events and established a roster of artists whose work expressed the zeitgeist of the times. What I Loved takes its name from Siri Hustvedt’s 2003 novel, which looks back at the constellation of relationships and events in the New York art world circa 1975 to 2000 through the eyes of an art historian and critic. Similarly, this exhibition revisits these formative years and brings together a group of artists who came of age during this time, and whose work became part of the critical discourse for addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, identity politics, globalization, and the AIDS crisis, among others. Artists featured in the exhibition include Matthew Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rachel Harrison, Mike Kelley, Toba Khedoori, Karen Kilimnik, Byron Kim, Liz Larner, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Jack Pierson, Lari Pittman, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kara Walker, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner, Sue Williams, and Andrea Zittel. What I Loved: Selected Works from the ‘90s will be on view until April 13, 2017 at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
MOCA presents a 35-year retrospective of painter Kerry James Marshall, co-organized by the MCA Chicago, MOCA, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art under the leadership of MOCA’s Chief Curator Helen Molesworth. Marshall’s figurative paintings have been joyful in their consistent portrayal of African Americans. The now nearly 600 year history of painting contains remarkably few African American painters and even fewer representations of black people. Marshall, a child of the civil rights era, set out to redress this absence. “You can’t be born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and grow up in South Central [Los Angeles] near the Black Panthers headquarters,” Marshall has said, “and not feel like you’ve got some kind of social responsibility. You can’t move to Watts in 1963 and not speak about it. That determined a lot of where my work was going to go…” Kerry James Marshall "Mastry" will be on view from March 12 to July 3, 2017 at MoCA in Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Roe Ethridge "American Spirit" will be on view until April 8, 2016 at Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer
photographs by Flo Kohl
photographs by Flo Kohl