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    Zhang Huan’s Sydney Buddha at Carriageworks in Australia

    This January, Carriageworks, in association with Sydney Festival, will present Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha. Featuring two large-scale sculptures of Buddha that face one another, the exhibition will be the largest installation ever created for Australia by the renowned Chinese artist.

     

    One Buddha is created from aluminum and acts as a mold to form the second Buddha, which is created from 20 tons of ash collected from Buddhist temples in Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, and the Zhanjiang Province of China. The ephemeral ash Buddha will gradually disintegrate over the course of the exhibition, affected by exposure to the environment.

     

    Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha will be on view at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, from January 8 through 26, 2015.

     

    Read more about the exhibition here.

    Michal Rovner's work at opera house in Naples

    Israeli artist Michal Rovner has been commissioned to create a work as part of the set design for Verdi’s Il Trovatore showing from 12-20 December 2014 at the Teatro San Carlo, the world’s oldest opera theatre.

    Public Art Fund Presents Sui Jianguo Sculptures in New York this Fall

    Blind Portraits, an exhibition presenting four monumental sculptures by Beijing-based artist Sui Jianguo, will be on view New York’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza from October 28, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Organized by Public Art Fund, the exhibition will feature bronze works that “may first look like giant, tactile lumps,” as Carol Vogel of The New York Times writes, “but on closer inspection each has a form reminiscent of human features.”

    Pace Hong Kong opens Li Songsong

    On 28 November, Pace Hong Kong opened Li Songsong, an exhibition of new works by Li Songsong. The exhibition will remain on view until 3 January 3015.

    Zhang Huan included in the Venice Performance Art Week

    Zhang Huan’s film To Raise the Water Level in a Fishpond will be presented at the Venice Performance Art Week held from 13 to 20 December 2014. Filmed in Beijing in 1997, this group performance of 40 migrant workers will be shown throughout the week at the Palazzo Moro.

    Maya Lin Awarded Gish Prize

    Pace is pleased to announce that Maya Lin will receive the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a prestigious award given to a person “who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life. “Chosen from 100 nominees in the arts, Lin will use the $300,000 prize to continue her work on “What Is Missing?,” an ongoing project that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats.

     

    The 2014 selection committee chair, playwright David Henry Hwang, said in a statement, “Ms. Lin’s combination of artistic excellence and public advocacy embodies the Gish sisters’ vision to honor an artist who makes our world a better place.” The Gish Prize will be presented to Maya Lin on the evening of Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    The Chinati Foundation announces plans for major Robert Irwin Installation

    Pioneer of the Light and Space movement, Robert Irwin has begun contruction on a major new project at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

     

    On being drawn to the Marfa landscape, Irwin tells the The Los Angeles Times: "It's in the middle of nowhere, but there's something enchanting about it."

    VIDEO: Keith Tyson interviewed at the David Risley Gallery in Denmark

    Turner prize winner Keith Tyson spoke about his work at his recent solo show A Mystery to Myself in Copenhagen.

     

    Featured on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s website, the Danish contemporary museum highlighted Tyson’s wide ranging exhibition.

    Bosco Sodi Opens Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

    This month Brooklyn-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi will open Casa Wabi, a creative refuge for artists and an education center for the community, in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. With minimalist structures designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and an 8,000-square-foot art gallery, the complex is a manifestation of wabi, which translates from the Japanese as “humility.” As Elisa Lipsky-Karasz of The Wall Street Journal writes, the compound’s “simple, open design confronts the natural elements of sun, sky, water and land, encouraging visitors to lapse into Thoreau-like reflection.”

     

    Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    President Obama awards James Turrell the National Medal of Arts

    This week, President Obama awarded James Turrell the National Medal of Arts. The U.S. President told the recipients that their "accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country."

    The video of the ceremony is available here.

    Pace Menlo Park Pop-Up Now Open through 2014

    The gallery is thrilled to announce that Pace Menlo Park has been extended through the end of 2014. 

     

    In an interview with BlouinArtinfo, Pace President, Marc Glimcher said, "It’s a fresh group of people with a great energy. They’re really interested in what the artists are trying to accomplish. Conversations here are about the art, the artists, history.”

    • Pavel Pepperstein wins Kandinsky prize

      The Kandinsky Project of the Year prize was awarded to Russian artist Pavel Pepperstein for his work “Holy politics”. The jury selected prize was presented at a ceremony held at the Udarnik gallery in Moscow on 12 December 2014.

    • Zhang Huan’s Sydney Buddha at Carriageworks in Australia

      This January, Carriageworks, in association with Sydney Festival, will present Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha. Featuring two large-scale sculptures of Buddha that face one another, the exhibition will be the largest installation ever created for Australia by the renowned Chinese artist.

       

      One Buddha is created from aluminum and acts as a mold to form the second Buddha, which is created from 20 tons of ash collected from Buddhist temples in Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, and the Zhanjiang Province of China. The ephemeral ash Buddha will gradually disintegrate over the course of the exhibition, affected by exposure to the environment.

       

      Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha will be on view at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, from January 8 through 26, 2015.

       

      Read more about the exhibition here.

    • Pace Hong Kong opens Li Songsong

      On 28 November, Pace Hong Kong opened Li Songsong, an exhibition of new works by Li Songsong. The exhibition will remain on view until 3 January 3015.

    • Michal Rovner's work at opera house in Naples

      Israeli artist Michal Rovner has been commissioned to create a work as part of the set design for Verdi’s Il Trovatore showing from 12-20 December 2014 at the Teatro San Carlo, the world’s oldest opera theatre.

    • Pace Gallery to participate in ART 021 Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai

      Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the second edition of the ART 021 Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai from November 12 to 16, 2014. Pace will present more than thirty works by a diverse group of international artists at booth 2-02.

      Pace’s presentation at Art 021 will include a selection of artists whose work employs quotidian materials and images. Yin Xiuzhen and Tara Donovan incorporate commonplace items such as recycled clothing in the case of the former and pins, Mylar and paper plates in the case of the later. Paintings by Li Songsong and Mao Yan will highlight the role these two artists play as interlocutors of their generation in contemporary China. Both artists create an emotional charge from seemingly innocuous imagery in their technically rigorous and expressive oil paintings.

      Pace’s booth will also include a selection of photographs by Song Dong, a pioneering performance artist in China, and New York-based Hiroshi Sugimoto. Pace will also present works by Robert Irwin, Yoshitomo Nara, Yin Xiuzhen and Zhang Huan.

       

    • Zhang Huan included in the Venice Performance Art Week

      Zhang Huan’s film To Raise the Water Level in a Fishpond will be presented at the Venice Performance Art Week held from 13 to 20 December 2014. Filmed in Beijing in 1997, this group performance of 40 migrant workers will be shown throughout the week at the Palazzo Moro.

    • The Kabakovs Win The National Arts Club's Medal of Honor

      The National Arts Club and the Office of Fine Arts in New York dedicates the month of November to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, awarding the duo with The National Arts Club’s Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fine Art. Currently on view at The National Arts Club is an exhibition entitled, A Model Point of View, featuring never-before-seen works by the Kabakovs through November 29.

    • VIDEO: Keith Tyson interviewed at the David Risley Gallery in Denmark

      Turner prize winner Keith Tyson spoke about his work at his recent solo show A Mystery to Myself in Copenhagen.

       

      Featured on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s website, the Danish contemporary museum highlighted Tyson’s wide ranging exhibition.

    • Maya Lin Awarded Gish Prize

      Pace is pleased to announce that Maya Lin will receive the 21st annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a prestigious award given to a person “who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life. “Chosen from 100 nominees in the arts, Lin will use the $300,000 prize to continue her work on “What Is Missing?,” an ongoing project that raises awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats.

       

      The 2014 selection committee chair, playwright David Henry Hwang, said in a statement, “Ms. Lin’s combination of artistic excellence and public advocacy embodies the Gish sisters’ vision to honor an artist who makes our world a better place.” The Gish Prize will be presented to Maya Lin on the evening of Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.