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    Lilly Wei Reviews Richard Pousette-Dart

    Lilly Wei of ARTnews praises Richard Pousette-Dart, which is on view at 510 West 25th Street, as “a knockout.” The exhibition features paintings and works on paper examining the artist’s use of geometry. Due to popular demand, the exhibition was extended through February 14, 2015.

     

    Read more from ARTnews here.

    Maya Lin awarded the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts

    Maya Lin has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts. Lin will be presented the award by Secretary of State John Kerry in a ceremony on January 21, 2015. The award is bestowed biennially to artists in recognition of their artistic achievements and commitment to the Art in Embassies program.

    James Turrell Retrospective in Australia

    Bringing together close to 50 years of work, The National Gallery of Art in Canberra has opened a major survey of American artist James Turrell. The career spanning collection of Projection pieces, holograms, drawings, prints and photographs will remain on view until 8 June 2015.

    Click here for more information about the exhibition.

    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."

    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.

    • Lilly Wei Reviews Richard Pousette-Dart

      Lilly Wei of ARTnews praises Richard Pousette-Dart, which is on view at 510 West 25th Street, as “a knockout.” The exhibition features paintings and works on paper examining the artist’s use of geometry. Due to popular demand, the exhibition was extended through February 14, 2015.

       

      Read more from ARTnews here.

    • James Turrell Retrospective in Australia

      Bringing together close to 50 years of work, The National Gallery of Art in Canberra has opened a major survey of American artist James Turrell. The career spanning collection of Projection pieces, holograms, drawings, prints and photographs will remain on view until 8 June 2015.

      Click here for more information about the exhibition.

    • Maya Lin awarded the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts

      Maya Lin has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts. Lin will be presented the award by Secretary of State John Kerry in a ceremony on January 21, 2015. The award is bestowed biennially to artists in recognition of their artistic achievements and commitment to the Art in Embassies program.

    • Final Week of Picasso and Hockney in New York

      Two groundbreaking exhibitions at Pace—Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style and David Hockney: Some New Painting (and Photography)—are in their final week on display in New York.

       

      Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style, a two-venue exhibition at 32 East 57th Street and at 534 West 25th Street, explores the artist’s devotion to his last wife Jacqueline Roque. David Hockney: Some New Painting (and Photography) at 508 West 25th Street features works that demonstrate Hockney’s longstanding dedication to painting and to depicting the human figure.

       

      Picasso & Jacqueline and David Hockney will remain on view through Saturday, January 10.

    • 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.

      Click here to see part of the performance.

    • 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.