"Believing in art as a means to form connections, [Nara] leaves open a space for a variety of different readings and emotional responses, ranging from catharsis to political defiance and hope." Yoshitomo Nara: for better or worse, Works 1987 - 2017 opens July 15 at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Japan. The exhibition traces the evolution of the artist's work, from a student in Germany in the late 1980s, to a well-traveled international artist in the present day. 'For better or worse,' a
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, Myla
Pace Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new space, Chesa Büsin, in the historic city of Zuoz in the Engadin valley in Switzerland. The inaugural exhibition Carte Blanche traces fifty-four years of the gallery’s history and feature works in which white is the dominant shade by artists including: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Tara Donovan, Robert Irwin, Lee Ufan, Robert Ryman, Yoshitomo Nara, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Carte Blanche will run from 20 February through 30 March
Yoshitomo Nara will speak at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. this Thursday, November 14 at 7 pm. For more information, click here. The artist's work is currently featured in the museum's group exhibition Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, which is on view through May 26, 2014.
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in the 2013 edition of Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), taking place at Paris’s Grand Palais from October 24 – 27, 2013. Featuring French artists Jean Dubuffet and Loris Gréaud alongside recent works by leading American, Asian, and European artists, the gallery’s stand (0.A44) will include photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture.
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in ArtInternational Istanbul, taking place at Halic Congress Center, from 16–18 September 2013. The gallery’s booth D2 will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, installations, video, and multimedia works spanning from the 1980s to the present.
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in Art Dubai, held from 20 to 23 March. Highlights of Pace’s booth (J14) will include Les Trois Pics, a monumental black stabile by Alexander Calder; three of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Dioramas; and a wood sculpture by American artist Maya Lin. Pace will also show works by Yto Barrada, Brian Clarke, Keith Coventry, Tara Donovan, Kevin Francis Gray, Robert Irwin, Maya Lin, Yoshitomo Nara, Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, Bosco Sodi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James
Yoshitomo Nara: a bit like you and me features all new work, including paintings, drawings, and large sculptures made of bronze. The traveling exhibition is organized by the Yokohama Museum of Art, where it premiered in 2012, and is on view at the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto through April 14, 2013. Many of the works in the exhibition made their U.S. debut as part of Pace's first exhibition of Nara's work, on view from May 10 through June 29 at 534 West 25th Street, New York. Click h
Yoshitomo Nara, one of Japan’s top contemporary artists, spent much of last year mired in a creative crisis. The artist is internationally known for his wry, comic-style paintings of Japan’s “latchkey” children, many of whom spend long evenings at home alone, inventing wacky ways to entertain themselves while their parents work late. Mr. Nara’s works have always been characterized as graphically spare, the faces of his lonely, tough children outlined with thick brushstrokes so they appear mask-l
New York’s art week kicked off last night as hundreds of collectors, gallerists, artists, and more filled the Park Avenue Armory for the Art Dealers Association of America Art Show 2012 Gala Benefit Preview to Benefit Henry Street Settlement. The high-profile crowd included street artist KAWS; artist Sarah Sze, who was recently named the U.S. representative for the 2013 Venice Biennale; philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad; “Dexter” actress Jennifer Carpenter; dealer Amalia Dayan; and event chair
The Observer has learned that Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara is now represented in New York by the Pace Gallery. Mr. Nara, 52, emerged in the 1990s in a wave of Pop art coming out of Japan; his paintings and sculptures, often depicting children, are influenced by comics and punk rock music. His work was the subject of a major exhibition at New York’s Asia Society Museum last year. “He has great interest in the classical contemporary painters like de Kooning and Rothko,” Pace’s president, Marc Gl