As part of his participation in the 15th Istanbul Bienali, a good neighbour, artist Fred Wilson spoke at the bienali's Public Programme. Wilson discussed his work, Afro Kismet, which is on view now at the Pera Museum. Relating this work to his artistic practice and to a piece he had exhibited representing the United States at the 50th Venice Biennale, the artist said, "My work is about an issue which is both personal and universal. I dealt with something like this in Venice, as well; I researche
Pace Gallery congratulates artists Fred Wilson and Xiao Yu who have been selected to participate in the 15th Istanbul Biennal, a good neighbour, opening September 16, 2017. Artists Elmgreen & Dragset, who serve as co-curators, explain the central theme of the biennal: "The artists in the 15th Istanbul Biennial raise questions about ideas of home, neighborhood, belonging, and co-existence from multiple perspectives. Some of the artworks examine how our domestic living conditions and modes hav
Pace Gallery congratulates Fred Wilson for his inclusion in the upcoming 15th Istanbul Biennial, which opens September 16, 2017. Artists Elmgreen & Dragset, who serve as co-curators, discussed the central theme of the biennal with Artnet News: "Home is approached as an indicator of diverse identities and a vehicle for self-expression, and neighborhood as a micro-universe exemplifying some of the challenges we face in terms of co-existence today.” To read the full announcement, click here.
Fred Wilson’s two-part exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art features the artist’s related studio and conceptual practices comprising a survey of over two decades of his work and a site-specific installation in which he re-contextualizes the collections of the museum and college to create a dialogue examining the relationship between institutions and individuals in the museum's Stairway Gallery. The opening reception has been postponed due to forecast inclement weather until Wednesday, Ma
Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College presents Fred Wilson: Black to the Powers of Ten. Race, time, memory, and meaning are among the concepts explored in this exhibition of works from 2003–2014. Simultaneously, Wilson presents Wildfire Pit Test, a new perspective on the history of Oberlin College and the Allen Memorial Art Museum's collection in the museum's King Sculpture Court. Wilson's primary inspiration for Wildfire Pit Test is renowned artist Edmonia Lewis, who began her art st
Coinciding with the recent release of JAY-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, Pace Gallery hosted the video shoot for his new single, “Picasso Baby,” on Wednesday, July 10. Organized by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn of Salon 94 with Andrea Glimcher of Pace Gallery, the music video was directed by renowned director/filmmaker Mark Romanek. Guests in attendance included people from the worlds of art and music, celebrating the intersection of both. Special guests included Marina Abramović (b. 1946, Belgrade, Y
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
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Fred Wilson: Works 2004–2011, an exhibition that brings together four recent works by the artist, including To Die Upon a Kiss, a Murano glass chandelier that was part of Pace's 2012 exhibition Venice Suite: Sala Longhi and Other Works. Fred Wilson: Works 2004–2011 is on view through May 5, 2013. Click here for more information.
Savannah, Georgia (CNN) -- After all these years, Fred Wilson still smirks when he talks about the time he wore a security guard uniform to give a tour of New York's Whitney Museum. It was 1991, and Wilson had already achieved a certain level of fame in New York as a conceptual artist whose work often critiqued the environments where they were showcased. Yet, as he waited at the museum's entrance, people who had signed up for his tour ignored the uniformed man or failed to recognize him. "They ke
What is the life of an artist really like in New York City? On Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm, WNYC’s Leonard Lopate convened two panels of gallery owners and artists to discuss the ecosystem of the New York art world in 2012. The award-winning arts and culture host will continue his tradition of interviewing tastemakers, creators and innovative thinkers outside his regular studio and in the station’s downtown, street-level live venue, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. The first panel include
Out and about in NYC on a warm spring afternoon, here at GARAGE we treated ourselves to a stroll along High Line Park and ended the day with an exquisite and refreshing visit to the ever popular The Pace Gallery just around the corner. On show at the moment is Venice Suite: Sala Longhi and Related Works. This is the first major solo exhibition of new works by Fred Wilson in the US in the last six years. Fred Wilson, a widely recognised artist and a fifty-something native New Yorker, specialize
On Saturday the Pace Gallery opened a new exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-based artist Fred Wilson — his first solo show in the city since his controversial proposal for a public sculpture in Indianapolis was abandoned — at its 510 West 25th Street location. The exhibition, Venice Suite: Sala Longhi and Related Works, features three variations on traditional Venetian chandeliers, and when IN THE AIR stopped by shortly before the opening reception on Saturday evening the newest and largest, “T
Standing on the stage at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Trustee Theatre last week, artist and MacArthur Award recipient Fred Wilson (b. 1954) described himself as a one-time “museum therapist” who is leaving institutional critique behind. “A lot of us artists who have been engaging with the apparatus of the institution for years have said all we have to say, now -- I think we’re moving on,” he mused. The mischievous Wilson, whose graying beard belies his youthful energy, spoke as the ho
Conceptual artist Fred Wilson not only has been exploring Savannah in recent months, he’s been absorbing it. That’s the way he creates his art — studying places, people, artifacts and documents. “I take it in like a sponge,” Wilson says. “It gets squeezed out and becomes a work of art.” Wilson and his work will be honored during the third edition of deFINE ART, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual fine arts showcase, which runs Feb. 21-25 at SCAD campuses in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong K
Recent conversations about the proposed sculpture of a freedman originally planned to be placed near the City-County Building in Indianapolis reflect an unhealthy pattern of dealing with this critical aspect of our history that needs to be broken; a pattern that focuses on feelings of guilt, shame and apathy. These naturally flow from the ignorance that most Americans have about enslaved Africans as people and about slavery as an institution. Although "the peculiar institution" represented a cen
Don't be fooled by the subtitle, 'Works 1993-2011'. Karsten Schubert hasn't somehow fitted a two-decade Fred Wilson retrospective into his modestly scaled gallery. And it's be pretty demeaning if he tried, given that Wilson's signature interweaving of institutional critique and race politics - in landmark interventions like 1992's 'Mining the Museum', which rehung the Maryland Historical Society's collection to emphasise its latent racial bias - makes him one of the key American artists of the la