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    Lucas Samaras in the Huffington Post

    In a recent interview with Michael Skafidas of the Huffington Post, Lucas Samaras discusses the history of self-portraiture and the role of narcissism within it. Samaras’s Offerings From A Restless Soul is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through June 1. His works are also currently featured in What is a Photograph? at the International Center of Photography in New York through May 4.

     

    Read the interview here.

     

    Find out more about the exhibitions on the Met website and the ICPNY website.

    Pace Gallery opens in Menlo Park, California

    The pop up space will feature exhibitions of work by Alexander Calder and Tara Donovan

     

    Pace Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a temporary exhibition space in Menlo Park, California from April 16th through June 30th, 2014. Located in the former Tesla headquarters at 300 El Camino Real in the heart of Silicon Valley, Pace Menlo Park will present two exhibitions: Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, from April 16th to May 13th, 2014 and Tara Donovan: Untitled, from May 22nd to June 30th, 2014.

    Pace Gallery opens James Franco

    On Thursday, April 10, Pace Gallery opened James Franco's New Film Stills at 508 West 25th Street. The show will remain open through May 3, 2014. 

    Pace Gallery opens Robert Mangold and Adam Pendleton

    Pace Gallery is pleased to announce that Robert Mangold's and Adam Pendleton's exhibitions are now open to the public at 510 and 534 West 25th Street, respectively. Both shows will remain open through May 3.

    Michal Rovner in ToledoContemporánea

    This spring, Michal Rovner's work will be included in the photographic project ToledoContemporánea, presented by Ivorypress and curated by Elena Ochoa Foster. The exhibition, held at San Marcos Church in Toledo, Spain, is part of the exhibition program celebrating the fourth centennial of El Greco in collaboration with the Fundación El Greco 2014. The exhibition is on view through June 14, 2014, open to the public everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

     

    Read more from Ivorypress here.

    Tate Modern commissions Richard Tuttle

    Tate Modern announces a new commission by Richard Tuttle for the museum's renowned Turbine Hall.  The new work will be on view from October 14, 2014 through April 6, 2015 as part of a multi-venue exhibition entitled I Don't Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language. The exhibition will celebrate the largest survey of the artist's work in the United Kingdom.

     

    Pace will present a show of new work by Richard Tuttle at 32 East 57th Street from February 7 through March 15.

     

    For more information about Tuttle's commission for Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, click here.

     

    Hiroshi Sugimoto Receives Grant from Japan Society

    The Japan Society grants $6 million to the Odawara Art Foundation, established in 2009 by Hiroshi Sugimoto. The grant will support the construction of a new arts complex dedicated to the promotion of Japanese culture. The museum complex will be set on 9,500 square meters of coastal land southwest of Tokyo, and the interior gallery will overlook the Pacific Ocean. Slated to open in the spring of 2016, the Odawara Art Foundation will bring together the artist’s minimalist design aesthetic with the Japanese seascape.

     

    Read more from The New York Times here.

    Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

    Chuck Close photographs celebrities for Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

    Vanity Fair's 20th Annual Hollywood edition features a portfolio of 20 Polaroid portraits of movie stars shot by Chuck Close.  The artist requested that his subjects be ready to be photographed without makeup or hair-styling and used a large-format 20x24" Polaroid camera for the close-ups. Close has been creating portraits in a variety of media for five decades. Portraits of stars from Kate Winslet and Oprah Winfrey to Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorcese appear in the March issue. 

     

    Close's exhibition Nudes 1967-2014 opens at Pace Gallery on February 28 at 534 West 25th Street. 

     

    To see behind-the-scenes images, visit Vanity Fair's page

    Lucas Samaras at the Met

    Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on February 24, 2014. Designed with input from the artist, the exhibition features over 60 works drawn primarily from the Museum’s rich collection of highly idiosyncratic work made by Lucas Samaras.

     

    Showcasing his broad range of media and techniques, the exhibition includes both abstract works from the 1960s and digitally based pieces from the past decade. Located in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art, North and South Mezzanines, Galleries 914 and 916, the show is on view through June 1, 2014.

     

    Read more about the exhibition on the Met's website.

    Song Dong and Zhang Huan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and look for work by Pace artists Song Dong and Zhang Huan in Ink Art: Past as a Present in Contemporary China. The exhibition is on view through April 6, 2014.

    Lee Ufan to exhibit at Versailles

    Lee Ufan has been selected to exhibit in the gardens of Versailles next year in a display curated by Alfred Pacquement, former head of the Musee d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. As one of the founders of the avant-garde Mono-ha (Object School) group in the late 1960s, Lee Ufan's work at Versailles will be minimalist and meditative. 

     

    Read more in Georgina Adam's latest column in the Financial Times here.

    VIDEO: Nicolas Trembley and Tamara Corm present Mingei: Are You Here?

    Nicolas Trembley, Curator and Tamara Corm, Director of Pace London explain the ideas and inspirations behind his exhibition Mingei: Are You Here?. Originally on view at Pace London in the fall of 2013, the exhibition is on view in New York at 508 West 25th Street from March 6 through April 5, 2014. Watch the video here.

    Storm King to open Zhang Huan exhibition this Spring

    The New York Times announces Storm King Art Center's upcoming exhibition of Chinese artist Zhang Huan's outdoor sculpture. Opening May 3, 2014, the show is organized by David R. Collens, Storm King director, with Melissa Chiu, director of the Asia Society.

    • Lucas Samaras in the Huffington Post

      In a recent interview with Michael Skafidas of the Huffington Post, Lucas Samaras discusses the history of self-portraiture and the role of narcissism within it. Samaras’s Offerings From A Restless Soul is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through June 1. His works are also currently featured in What is a Photograph? at the International Center of Photography in New York through May 4.

       

      Read the interview here.

       

      Find out more about the exhibitions on the Met website and the ICPNY website.

    • Pace Gallery opens James Franco

      On Thursday, April 10, Pace Gallery opened James Franco's New Film Stills at 508 West 25th Street. The show will remain open through May 3, 2014. 

    • Pace Gallery opens Robert Mangold and Adam Pendleton

      Pace Gallery is pleased to announce that Robert Mangold's and Adam Pendleton's exhibitions are now open to the public at 510 and 534 West 25th Street, respectively. Both shows will remain open through May 3.

    • Pace Gallery opens Kenneth Noland

      On Thursday, March 20, Pace Gallery opened Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1975-2003 at 32 East 57th Street. The show will remain open through April 19, 2014. 

    • Pace Gallery opens in Menlo Park, California

      The pop up space will feature exhibitions of work by Alexander Calder and Tara Donovan

       

      Pace Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a temporary exhibition space in Menlo Park, California from April 16th through June 30th, 2014. Located in the former Tesla headquarters at 300 El Camino Real in the heart of Silicon Valley, Pace Menlo Park will present two exhibitions: Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, from April 16th to May 13th, 2014 and Tara Donovan: Untitled, from May 22nd to June 30th, 2014.

    • Pace Gallery opens Mingei: Are You Here?

      On Thursday, March 6, Pace Gallery opened Mingei: Are You Here? at 508 West 25th Street. The show will remain open through April 5, 2014. 

    • Pace Gallery shows Turrell at ADAA: The Art Show

      Pace Gallery's booth (B2) at ADAA: The Art Show 2014 is now open at the Park Avenue Armory through Sunday, March 9, 2014. The booth features a group of dichromate holograms by James Turrell. Whereas traditional holograms depict objects, Turrell's holograms are unique in their depiction of light itself. 

       

       

    • Pace Gallery opens Chuck Close and Kiki Smith

      Pace Gallery is pleased to announce that Chuck Close's Nudes 1967-2014 and Kiki Smith's Wonder are now open to the public at 534 and 510 West 25th Street, respectively. Both shows will remain open through March 29.

    • Michal Rovner in ToledoContemporánea

      This spring, Michal Rovner's work will be included in the photographic project ToledoContemporánea, presented by Ivorypress and curated by Elena Ochoa Foster. The exhibition, held at San Marcos Church in Toledo, Spain, is part of the exhibition program celebrating the fourth centennial of El Greco in collaboration with the Fundación El Greco 2014. The exhibition is on view through June 14, 2014, open to the public everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

       

      Read more from Ivorypress here.

    • Chuck Close photographs celebrities for Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

      Vanity Fair's 20th Annual Hollywood edition features a portfolio of 20 Polaroid portraits of movie stars shot by Chuck Close.  The artist requested that his subjects be ready to be photographed without makeup or hair-styling and used a large-format 20x24" Polaroid camera for the close-ups. Close has been creating portraits in a variety of media for five decades. Portraits of stars from Kate Winslet and Oprah Winfrey to Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorcese appear in the March issue. 

       

      Close's exhibition Nudes 1967-2014 opens at Pace Gallery on February 28 at 534 West 25th Street. 

       

      To see behind-the-scenes images, visit Vanity Fair's page