Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Eva Hesse

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

PROCESS ART ...meaning...

Process art

Term applied to art in which the process of its making is not hidden but remains a prominent aspect of the completed work so that a part or even the whole of its subject is the making of the work. Process became a widespread preoccupation of artists in the late 1960s and the 1970s, but like so much else can be tracked back to the Abstract Expressionist paintings of Jackson Pollock....


Process art movementProcess art has been entitled as a creative movement in the US and Europe in the mid-1960s. It has roots in the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, and in its employment of serendipity has a marked correspondence withDada. Change and transience are marked themes in the process art movement. The Guggenheim Museum states that Robert Morris in 1968 had a groundbreaking exhibition and essay defining the movement and the Museum Website states:

Process artists were involved in issues attendant to the body, random occurrences, improvisation, and the liberating qualities of nontraditional materials such as wax, felt, and latex. Using these, they created eccentric forms in erratic or irregular arrangements produced by actions such as cutting, hanging, and dropping, or organic processes such as growth, condensation, freezing, or decomposition. [1]

The ephemeral nature and insubstantiality of materials was often showcased and highlighted.

The Process art movement and the environmental art movement are directly related:

Process artists engage the primacy of organic systems, using perishable, insubstantial, and transitory materials such as dead rabbits, steam, fat, ice, cereal, sawdust, and grass. The materials are often left exposed to natural forces: gravity, time, weather, temperature, etc. [2]



Form of art prevalent in the mid-1960s and 1970s in which the process of a work's creation is presented as its subject. The term is of broad reference, encompassing in particular aspects of Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and performance art, but in its narrowest sense it refers primarily to the work of American sculptors such as Richard Serra, Robert Morris (ii), Barry Le Va (b 1941), Keith Sonnier (b 1941) and Eva Hesse. The seeds of process art were in action painting: the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, for example, clearly conveyed to the viewer the creative process that lay behind them, further emphasized by the publication of numerous photographs and films showing Pollock at work.

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Process Art

Process Art - The History
The exact origin of Process Art is considered to be somewhere around mid-1960s. Considering the human inquisitive disposition, it can be said that it originated around the time when the world was trying to understand the reasons behind their acts during and post the world wars. Process Art began in the Americas and Europe, spreading soon to the rest of the world. The Drip Paintings of the American painter Jackson Pollock (1912-56) are often credited with its onset.

The Details
Process Art is a revolutionary movement where creativity is the focus, rather than the form of art, such as paintings, sculpture, and pottery. It is concerned with the process going into forming an artwork. It is more of a ritual, a realization of performance, and the sense of pride. Process Art treats creativity as a beautiful journey and not as a means of obtaining a product in the form of a work of art. The most sought after themes in Process Art are change and transience, which are a driving force of life. Process Art involves improvisation, adaptability, change, and liberation. Use of materials, like wax, felt, and latex are more common than paint and colors, which emphasizes its ephemeral nature. In fact, it aims to laude nature and not represent the various forms of nature, which are often subject of the other art forms.

The Artists
Process artists often prefer anonymity to popularity. But, the fame achieved by great artists is always when they expected it the least. American sculptor Lynda Benglis (born 1941), British-Sri Lankan artist Chris Drury (born 1948), German-American sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-70), and American artist Bruce Nauman (born 1941) are often considered as the leaders of this art form. However, artists like Robert Morris (American - born 1931), Christopher Le Tyrell, and Alan Scarritt have also made a mark for themselves in the genre. Their masterly use of cutting, hanging, dropping, and other organic processes used to bring out the essence of Process Art.

The Art Works
Process artists accomplish their artwork by the use of perishable and transitory materials, such as dead rabbits, steam, fat, ice, cereal, sawdust, and grass. Its forms of shamanic and religious rituals, sand painting, sun dance, and other cultural forms are well known. However, the most famous Process artwork is the construction of a Vajrayana Buddhist Sand Mandala of the Medicine Buddha by the monks of Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca (2001), New York.

Annette Labedzki received her BFA at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. She has more than 25 years experience. She is the founder and developer of an online art gallery featuring original art from all over the world. Please visit the website at It is a great site for art collectors to buy original art. Artists can join for free and their image upload is unlimited.

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Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of fifteen large-scale photographs by Lalla Essaydi from the artist’s most recent series, Harem. The show will take place from 4 November 2010 through 15 January 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

About Eva Hesse


Born in 1936 Germany
Parents fled America
Education Cooper Union
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859, is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher education. The college, founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist, Peter Cooper, offers an unparalleled education in art, architecture and engineering, and has given every admitted student a full tuition scholarship for 150 years.
Yale MFA

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reviews of MOMA's Show On line.....

You can always count on the MoMA for two things: high-concept theme shows and high-concept theme shows that go in directions you didn’t expect. On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, which runs through February 7, 2011, begins as you’d expect with the big boys of modernism. Just as the testosterone threat......


Monday, December 20, 2010

ABOUT ANN LADD FERENCZ..latest news....

“The Anantara Experience” is a luxurious immersion in a place of rich cultural traditions and natural beauty.
Guests are also invited to discover their own inner beauty, through the Resident Artist Program.
Starting on January 15, 2011, the Resident Artist at The Anantara Resort in Phuket, Thailand, will be Ann Ladd Ferencz. For 2 weeks she not only will paint her own interpretations of Thailand but also will teach her “Art of Life” class to resort guests.
Ann Ladd Ferencz
New York artist Ann Ladd Ferencz believes that while fine artworks are best seen in galleries and museums, art is to be found everywhere in life. So, for example, she teaches a “Junk Art” class in which her students learn to look for and see beauty and
significance even in castaway objects like worn-out tires. This in fact is the ancient Buddhist concept of tathagatagarbha (taught-ha-gata-garb-ha), referring to the natural beauty that is hidden within all life.
The essential corollary of that concept of art being everywhere is that everyone is an artist. In her classes for children, she encourages her students to find the mediums and materials that best express their own personalities and interests. She says, “To succeed as an artist is not a matter of competition with others, but a journey of self-discovery for each person.” That journey, she believes, should be fun, even humorous, rather than always solemn and serious—a perfect philosophy in Thailand, “the Land of Smiles.”
Ann is no newcomer to Thailand: as a young girl she attended the International School in Bangkok (1963-1965), where her mother taught English. Ann remembers those early days, when she fell in love not only with Thailand but also with the natural world and the world of art, in “Insects and Artworks and Mr. Reeves,” her chapter in a book just published in Canterbury UK, Young Scientist Journeys (July 2010).
Art is a family tradition, and her home in New York is a virtual museum of works by her father, Jim Ladd, her sculptor son Jude, and her daughter Kate, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2009 Ann returned to Thailand as a volunteer art teacher to several hundred children who had lost their homes and families in the 2004 tsunami. One of her most prized possessions today is a note written by one of her students. On the last day of that class, she was teary-eyed to be saying goodbye, and so the little boy handed her this note from the heart: “I wish you are happy and stop to cry. I will is inspiration to you. I happy you must happy with me. Everything no problem.” That, exactly, is Ann Ladd Ferencz’s personal philosophy for “The Art of Life.”
One reviewer said of her work, "Ann is driven by a desire to transform her entire world into a work of art. For her there is no distinction between the room, the walls and the art. The viewer doesn’t so much look at her work as enter into it.” You can experience Ann’s work not only at traditional art venues like the Katonah Museum of Art Triennial (2009) and the Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY), but also in such “real world” places as the Nicole Paone Restaurant in Manhattan, Emma’s Cafe in White Plains (NY), the Rye Synagogue, and the Thayer Hotel in West Point. The Children’s Rehabilitation Center in White Plains contains more than 50 of her murals. Her commissions have included murals for a British Airways corporate retreat, and Follow the Fish, an elaborate signage mural for the Westchester Medical Center, for which she received a grant from Reader’s Digest.
Past President of the Docent Program for the Neuberger Museum of Art, Ann paints murals for hospitals and nonprofit organizations through Westco Productions’ Healing Walls Project. She also teaches drawing and painting at the Rye Art Center, and is a Roster Artist for The Arts Westchester, which brings art into New York-area public schools.
Ann can be reached in Thailand at The Anantara Resort in January 2011 (, and in New York through her website ( She welcomes comments, suggestions and enquiries at

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Amazing Work at Affordable Prices ART STUDENTS LEAGUE

At the Art Students League's Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
215 West 57th Street
Through Thursday, December 23
Monday–Friday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

This is the last weekend that you can get great deals on beautiful art at the annual Holiday Show & Sale.

More than 500 works are on sale for prices as low as $100. Every year buyers bring home great bargains, choosing from a wide variety of works by emerging student artists. Paintings and prints—landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and abstractions—sell for $100 to $800. Prices for sculptures are capped at $1,200.

For more information:
Call 212-247-4510, ext. 101
Or e-mail

Artists Opportunitiesoffered by Storefront For Art and Architecture

StreetFest Competition
Festival of Ideas for a New City

Storefront for Art and Architecture jointly with the New Museum and New York City's Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are launching the StreetFest Competition for the design, management, and construction of temporary outdoor spaces that produce new ways for collective gathering and city engagement.

StreetFest makes a call to Architects, Artists and Engineers to re-envision the performativity-the material, social, and educational possibilities-of temporary outdoor structures.

The winning team will be commissioned to build the proposal, and on Saturday, May 7, 2011, it will occupy designated outdoor spaces along the Bowery and the surrounding streets of the New Museum during the Festival of Ideas for a New City.

Registration Deadline January 14, 2010
Competition Submission Deadline February 6-7, 2011
Winner Announcement Mid-February, 2011
Design-Management-Construction period Mid-February-May1st

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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about New York Historical Society


The New-York Historical Society's 100-year-old landmark building has been covered with a giant portrait of Ki-On-Twog-Ky, commonly known as Cornplanter, one of the most important Seneca Indian leaders. The portrait was painted by Frederick Bartoli in 1796 to commemorate Cornplanter's meeting with the U.S. Congress ten years before and his role as mediator between native and non-native cultures.

Cornplanter's name references the importance of corn and planting techniques to Senecan tribes and, eventually, to the survival of early European settlers. To Cornplanter and other Senecas, the idea of being a planter represented a desire for peace and community-building, rather than warfare.

Cornplanter spent much of his life mediating between Iroquois tribes and various European and American powers. He was born some time in the early 1750s into the Gyantwachia tribe. His mother was a Seneca Indian and his father a Dutch American trader who provided the tribes of Western New York and Pennsylvania with muskets and other goods.

In Bartoli's portrait, Cornplanter adorned himself with Western goods -- the silver medal and armbands and the scarlet cloth with which he draped himself were most likely gifts from the Confederation Congress presented during his visit to New York City in 1786, three years before the inauguration of George Washington. The pipe tomahawk he held and the mutilation of his ears reflected popular Native American aesthetic traditions.

This portrait will be among the works on display in a permanent installation of New York's seminal role in the founding era of the United States when the N-YHS re-opens in November 2011.

Roy R. Neuberger Prize awarded to DANA SCHULTZ

The Neuberger Museum of Art—just an hour outside of New York City—has last year announced the creation of the Roy R. Neuberger Prize awarded to an artist for an early career survey and catalogue. The first recipient was Tanya Bruguera.
This year it is awarded to DANA SCHULTZ who will have a show in 2011 at the Neuberger Museum of Art..Congratulations

Looking for original GIFTS?...check EASY GALLERY in Williamsburg

Easy Street Gallery
155 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Twitter: @easystbklyn
Facebook: Easy Street Gallery

Monday, December 13, 2010

save the date this wednesday eve on TV Thirteen....

THIRTEEN’s Paris: The Luminous Years Giveaway
Paris: The Luminous Years (airs 12/14 at 9pm on THIRTEEN) tells the story of the City of Light from an unprecedented point of view, not as the familiar, glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity. The film spotlights now-famous key figures in the art world’s first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes and many more.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

BIB BIG NEWS for the FASNY French-American School of New York


Dear Parents, Colleagues, Students, Alumni, Parents and Grandparents of Alumni, Former Trustees, and Friends:

We are thrilled and proud to announce that the 30-year old dream of giving our beloved School its own home has just taken a quantum leap toward reality.

On December 7, 2010, FASNY signed a contract to purchase the Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains. This property contains 128 acres, ample space to house all four of our divisions and our administration, with plenty of room for playgrounds, fields, other athletic facilities, and considerable open space. It also holds a clubhouse, which can be retrofitted to house at least one division as well as most of our administrative offices. Everyone involved in this process shares the view that this is by far the best real estate opportunity the School has seen or is likely to see.

The accepted purchase price is $8.5 million, with a bonus of $2.5 million to be paid to RCC if FASNY obtains the necessary permits from the City of White Plains within three years. The closing is due to take place on January 20, 2011.

Thanks to prudent financial management and to generous gifts made by many members of our community over the years, the School has the money to execute this purchase. Retrofitting the existing building and constructing the new ones necessary to house the divisions that would eventually move to White Plains will be a multi-year process, depending on the time required to obtain the relevant permits and also to raise the necessary funds.

We anticipate at least two years before we can begin retrofitting the clubhouse. We would not have committed the School’s resources to this purchase if we were not confident of eventual success. This estimate is based on several considerations. As a school with an international reputation for its high quality, FASNY is an excellent buyer for this property, far more attractive than a condominium development or other similar alternatives. The School has always enhanced its surrounding communities, and we will take concrete measures to assure the White Plains authorities and the residents on all sides of the Ridgeway Country Club that we intend to act in the best interests of all stake-holders involved in this project. Finally, we have assembled a first-rate team of advisors, including our counsel, our architect, and our engineering and environmental consultants, who, while giving us a realistic assessment of the tasks and timing, also predict a successful outcome. All these considerations fill us with strong optimism.

However, the process of obtaining permits from a municipality for an ambitious, high visibility project like ours, especially in Westchester, is traditionally time-consuming, laborious and sometimes contentious. This one will likely be no different. There may also be times during the public review process when FASNY is characterized in the media in a way you do not recognize, and when our motives and plans are challenged. We promise you that FASNY will proceed at all times during this process with the integrity and openness which characterize our School. We will also endeavor to keep you informed throughout the process.

The capital needed for the development of this property will be raised from both debt financing and capital campaigns. We believe that we can obtain the necessary financing from lenders and trust that our community will answer the appeal to fund this project in an overwhelmingly positive manner. As it always has, the Board will endeavor to keep tuition costs affordable.

The move to our new home will necessarily take place in phases over a multi-year period. We hope that after obtaining the permits, raising money, and completing construction/renovation, we will be able to begin the first phase within three to five years. Decisions regarding subsequent phases of the move will depend on finances and other considerations. Predicting a precise timetable with concrete details is premature at this time. For the moment, we anticipate retaining a FASNY presence of some sort in Larchmont, for both historic and practical reasons. As the situation becomes clearer, we will of course keep the FASNY community informed and involved on a regular basis.

This purchase represents the essential first step in a qualitatively transformational development for FASNY. Much remains to be done over the coming weeks, months, and years. But owning land capable of housing our entire operation is a vital strategic breakthrough promising that the children and grandchildren of the students currently enrolled at the School, along with many who are here today, will eventually receive this marvelous education on a first-rate campus that belongs to us.

We take justifiable pride in our School’s history, values, and achievements. We can now envision a long-range future of perpetuating this FASNY legacy in the facilities our students, faculty, staff, and community deserve. We are delighted that the Annual State of the School Dinner coincides with the January 20 date for closing on the Ridgeway property, and we eagerly look forward to updating you then and throughout the exciting times that lie ahead.
With thanks in advance for your loyal support.
Mischa Zabotin Bob Leonhardt

Chair, Board of Trustees Head of School

Note: Since FASNY will not own the Ridgeway property until January 20, we ask that all members of our community restrain their understandable curiosity and refrain from visiting the club. The club members and board are entitled to have their privacy respected until the sale has been completed, and we should not disturb them. Thanks for your understanding.

Source: email from FASNY

Friday, December 10, 2010

Restaurant sympa pour votre prochaine visite a Paris...

Bodega Bay 116 , Rue Amelot, Paris 75011 (Cirque D'Hiver)

Bistrot restaurant sympa pour votre prochaine visite a paris...\
recommende par Bruce Thurman qui y expose son travail

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Closing the NEUE GALERIE

On view through January 10, 2011

On view through January 10, 2011

The Neue Galerie, in partnership with the Louvre, presents the first solo show of works by the extraordinary eighteenth-century sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt ever held in the United States. Messerschmidt broke with the prevailing Baroque style to produce "character heads"—grimacing, gaping, furiously emoting works of sculpture. Regarded by his contemporaries as mentally deranged, Messerschmidt devoted much of his later life to the creation of these pieces.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ALREADY the date for 2011 Lower East Side..

Irvin Morazan Coyote Procession

2011 Friday, January 7, 6pm

Coyote Procession: Friday, January 7, 6pm
Irvin Morazan, accompanied by a Mexican Norteño band (subway Mariachis), will lead a celebratory procession from the old DCKT Contemporary location (195 Bowery) to the new DCKT Contemporary location (237 Eldridge Street). Morazan will be wearing a headdress featuring a neon coyote, an animal that was used as a spiritual vehicle to transport the soul during ceremonies and rituals in Pre-Columbian times. Playing with the contemporary reference of El Coyote as a person paid to smuggle illegal immigrants, the procession highlights and celebrates the complications of passage and rebirth. An absurd ritual through space and time, the commemorative performance is an enactment of mobility, flux and continuity.

message .....about previous post

had to cancel our "Meet the artist night" event scheduled for Thursday, December 9th, 7 - 8 pm
New date to be announced soon..

it is a good reminder
ALWAYS check out the information as we are not responsible for change of dates or venues...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

save the date in PARIS

DRAWING NOW PARIS l LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN, du vendredi 25 au lundi 28 mars 2011 au Carrousel du Louvre, est la première foire européenne exclusivement dédiée au dessin contemporain.


Artist's Statement and Biography

In the fall of 2000, I took my first quilt class at the Calico Whale my local quilt shop. During the stitching of that quilt, I became someone else. I had been a sewer since I was four years old. I had a hand-made Barbie clothing business at the age of ten, and I worked in the costume shop in college. But I never saw my love of sewing as being artful. To think I could use my technical skills to create powerful visual objects was a fierce realization.

At first, I resisted this transformation. I had spent years earning an MFA with the hopes of being a writer not a quilter. But writing felt like such a chore, and quilting felt like such a joy, I did what we all hope to do: I followed my bliss. For the next six years, I immersed myself in the world of art quilting as best I could from the remote Alaskan town of Valdez. I studied and I stitched alone.

I love piecing and manipulating fabric to create optical illusions. The endless optical opportunities offered by old quilt blocks such as the Wheel of Mystery, the Pinwheel, and the Spider Web are a constant source of inspiration for me. I consider my work a blending of pop art, psychedelic op-art, and the traditional patchwork block. On the surface these art forms might seem like strange mates, but for me, they are a fertile union.

While a great deal of my work focuses on pattern and repetition, I am also interested in making spontaneous, just start stitching, quilts that grow organically from the work of my hands. Nothing is more exciting to me then to freely manipulate fabric into wild, bold expressions of color.

For the last four years, I have been working on a long arm quilting machine. Thread play and creative stitch work are major elements of my art. I am particularly interested in how thread can be used to optically transform fabric. The viewer may think the fabric is made of three colors, when in reality it is two colors plus thread. Most recently, I have become interested in using the quilt block as a method of communication. I want my quilts to talk using pattern and block. It's the next evolution. I want to "write" with my quilts.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A message from Anne de Villemejane showing her work:

Hi guys!

For those who are nearby ,please come on wednesday in Manhattan from 6.30 pm for this French culture night!

You can pre-register using my code :Anne to get in the lounge free of charge.

I hope to see you there!

take care


French Culture Nights takes you to the Polar Lounge For Our Last Event of the Year!

The fresh air of December takes the French Culture Nights to an arctic-inspired subterranean lounge beneath Hotel Marcel at Gramercy – Polar Lounge, an elegant lounge with the dreamy, shimmering aesthetic of the North Pole, on December 08.

The talented painter and sculptor Anne De Villemejane ( will be presenting a selection of her bronze sculptures, as well as her last creations in concrete and steel during that evening.

DJ Manu Leger ( with 10 years of experience evolving through various musical styles such as jazz, African beats, reggae, funk and rock, Manu has collaborated with numerous artists which helped him acquire great scenic maturity.

FEATURED PERFORMERS & EVENT DETAILS: From 6.30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Polar Lounge (201 East 24 Street, at 3rd Ave:
- Paintings and sculptures by Francophone artist Anne De Villemejane
- Music by DJ Manu Leger

Apero (Happy Hour from 6.30pm to 7.30pm) is sponsored by Ricard and beers sponsored by Kronenbourg.

The admission fee of $10 is waived for those who pre-register online WITH CODE: ANNE at before 4 pm EST on December 8.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Art basel Miami beach

Some news. Live from Miami Beach

The most successful booth: Francis Naumann gallery :

The great welcome Muriel Guepin gallery providing us free entry to SCOPE

The best explanation :" Claire Olivier" in Art Miami presenting : Norbert Brunner

The worst location :"Pulse" this art fair is out of range and the shuttle advertised as running every 15 minutes never came!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Aujourd'hui, au cas ou vous trouvez a Miami

Venez nous retrouver dans le fameux quartier WYNWOOD et nous vous ferons accéder a SCOPE ou meme peut être en début d'aprem nous vous guiderons a travers ces 2 foires pour vous faire découvrir nos coup de coeur......
A suivre
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A bientôt

Monday, November 29, 2010

MIAMI: In addition to Art fairs..Visit ...of the Margulies Collection for example

the collection

In 1998, Martin Z. Margulies along with his longtime curator Katherine Hinds began looking for a suitable space to display the growing collection of photography, video and installation works, and sculpture of the Margulies Contemporary Art Collection. In 1999, the first phase of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opened to the public with an event to benefit the Lowe Museum at the University of Miami. After a series of expansions, the Warehouse now comprises 45,000 square feet of exhibition space with set hours each week.

Katherine Hinds has been the curator of the collection since 1982.

current exhibition

AFRICA: Photography and video: Peter Friedl, David Goldblatt, Kendell Geers, Tim Hetherington, Pieter Hugo, Seydou Keita, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Jackie Nickerson, George Osodi, Lyle Owerko, Robin Rhode, George Rodger, Viviane Sassen, Malick Sidibe, Nontsikelelo Veleko

JENE HIGHSTEIN: Large Stone Carvings


CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS 1980-2010: Selections from the Margulies Collection including Vincent Desiderio, Oliver Dorfer, Jonathan Meese, Tal R, Christian Eckart, John Torreano, Massimo Antonaci and Fabian Marcaccio

BRIAN ALFRED: Digital Animation

NEW SCULPTURE: Chris Astley, Martin Boyce, Huma Bhabha, Mark Dion, Max Frisinger and Will Ryman

PERMANENT LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Williem de Kooning, Olafur Eliasson, Antony Gormley, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Joan Mirό, Isamu Noguchi, George Segal, Richard Serra and Tony Smith

The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture

From titans of Modernism like Miro and Noguchi to trailblazers of the moment such as Ernesto Neto and Olafur Eliasson to young innovators just emerging onto the international art scene, many of the most important and intriguing artists of the 20th and 21st centuries are represented the collection of Martin Z. Margulies. Recognized as one of the major collections of contemporary art in the world, it spans significant movements in art from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, to monumental sculpture and recent installation and video works—not to mention vintage and contemporary photography. The collection now numbers some 4,500 works, and since 1999, many of those havebeen on view to the public at the Margulies Warehouse in Miami. This volume presents a selection of paintings and sculpture from the collection, some from the Warehouse, but some that have been less frequently exhibited.

Also included here is a conversation between Margulies and Newsweekcritic Peter Plagens, in which Margulies reveals some of the methods and motives for his collecting. In an essay about the works on exhibit at the Margulies Warehouse, Plagens probes a little further, discerning in Margulies a penchant for works that are beautiful as well as those that comment on “the human condition.” The writer and curator Klaus Kertess takes us on a private tour of the paintings and sculpture displayed at Margulies’s residence, elucidating the connections among the old and the new, the classic and the cutting edge.

Commentaries by Margulies and his longtime curator, Katherine Hinds, about why and how certain works were added to the collection give insights into the mind, or perhaps the heart, of a collector.

To purchase The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture book please click here $75.00 All proceeds will benefit Lotus House, a shelter for homeless women and children in Miami.

The Collection opens November 10th 2010 to April 30th 2011.
Visiting hours are every Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Extended hours during Art Basel and
Art Miami: Tuesday, November 30th through Saturday December 4th 9 am- 4 pm, Sunday December 5th 9 am - 2 pm


Galerie 1900 2000

Showing in Miami not in one but in 2 Art Show....

Please visit us at our booth at ART MIAMI where we will feature some of the most prominent contemporary artists from Southeast Asia, all represented by the gallery: Agus Suwage of Indonesia, Manuel Ocampo and Ronald Ventura of the Philippines, and Pinaree Sanpitak of Thailand, as well as Tracey Moffatt of Australia.
Art Miami Pavilion – Midtown District in Wynwood
Midtown Boulevard (NE 1st Avenue), between NE 31st and NE 32nd Streets
Booth C48
VIP PREVIEW (Tuesday, Nov. 30):
Lotus House Benefit: 5:30 – 7pm ($25 donation at the door)
Access for Art Miami
VIP Cardholders and Press: 7 – 10:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 4: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 5: 11am – 6pm
For ART ASIA we will present a special solo project by Thai artist Jakkai Siributr, one of Southeast Asia’s leading contemporary artists working primarily in the textile medium. He will be present in the booth, constructing an installation based on the Buddhist concept of karma. The installation will be interactive, drawing the viewer in to participate in a game of karmic chance, highlighting the sometimes seemingly random nature of good and bad fortune and the ways people try to influence or gain good karma in today’s hyper-materialistic society. In addition, the booth will feature a number of Siributr’s striking textile works, which make a powerful commentary on the state of Buddhism in contemporary Thailand.
ART ASIA Miami Pavilion – Midtown
2901 North Miami Avenue
(entrance located on Midtown Boulevard)
Booth B14
Tuesday, Nov. 30: 3 – 9pm
(invitation only, complimentary admission with
VIP card or Press Badge)
Wednesday, Dec. 1: 11am – 6pm
Thursday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 4: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Dec. 5: 11am – 6pm

Scope Art Show in Miami

SCOPE Art Show celebrates tenth year with return to 2008 Midtown Miami location

Miami, Florida – The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its tenth year. Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami’s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Gallery Arts District. Running concurrently with Art Basel Miami, SCOPE’s Midtown Miami home is just steps from The Rubell family collection, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and Goldman Collection. The fair opens to Press and VIPs on Tuesday, November 30 with the FirstView benefit.

This year’s Miami edition of the fair, November 30-December 5, 2010, will present 75 international galleries upholding SCOPE’s unique tradition of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events. The unique SCOPE experience expands this year in partnership with local and international cultural organizations, featuring: film, music, installation and performance. “This season we want to highlight SCOPE’s lead role as creative R+D for a wider audience of taste makers who make art their business,” says SCOPE President & Founder Alexis Hubshman. “Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new international audiences has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world.”

In over thirty five fairs spanning the past ten years, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier show-case for international emerging contemporary art. With art fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons, SCOPE Art Show has garnered critical acclaim, with sales of over $100 million and attendance of over 30,000 visitors.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

If not in Lower East Rachel Uffner in Miami...

Anya Kielar, "Suspended shadow formation," 2010, plaster, paint, glue, burlap, rope, wood, 73 x 36 x 9 inches, 185 x 91 x 23 cm

Rachel Uffner Gallery @
The NADA Art Fair

December 2-5, 2010
Booth 301
Presenting Anya Kielar, Pam Lins, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and
Roger White

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Showing @ NADA FAIR... a lower East Gallery ;LISA COOLEY

December 2-5, 2010
Booth 203
Alex Olson
Matt Sheridan Smith
Andy Coolquitt

The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 3314

Lisa Cooley
34 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002
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Directions: Orchard between Hester and Canal
Subway: F at East Broadway
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11-6

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday at an art gallery?

Axelle Fine Arts Announces
New SoHo Location - 472 W. Broadway
(btw Houston & Prince)

We are pleased to announce our newest location in SoHo. We've missed our SoHo location so much that we have been watching for a space since we moved to Chelsea. The SoHo energy is amazing and we are very excited to be back. The new space is beautiful and we are ready to show it off. For our Chelsea fans, don't worry we are keeping our Chelsea Gallery and will host the Goxwa Show there on December 9th.
Axelle Fine Arts Galerie SoHo - 472 W. Broadway
Bertrand has been busy setting up the gallery and
we will be open today, Black Friday. Come on by, see your favorite Axelle artists and enjoy a glass of wine. You just might find that special piece you need for the holidays. We look forward to seeing to you.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Laurence and Carmen
Wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

About Pulse MIAMI

MIAMI, NOVEMBER 15, 2010 - PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is proud to announce the exhibitors and programming for its 2010 Miami edition. The sixth edition of the fair - the first under new Director Cornell DeWitt - will offer a blend of 82 leading and emerging international galleries alongside the hallmark program of original cultural projects for which the fair is renowned. PULSE Miami 2010 will also introduce a new focus on the city and culture of Miami, and an unprecedented emphasis on the visitor experience, foremost through its exhibitors and programming, but also via new culinary partners and social opportunities.

"PULSE consistently achieves success by presenting a first class roster of galleries on a scale that is manageable, and in a setting that is comfortable. Our core exhibitors, who could show in any fair the world, recognize this and it keeps them coming back" DeWitt explained. Joining such long-running PULSE veterans as Conner Contemporary Art, Hilger Modern/Contemporary, and Yossi Milo Gallery, are a wealth of new exhibitors. Miami's Gallery Diet will bring work by artist Christy Gast, who will have a solo exhibition at the de la Cruz Collection coinciding with the fair. Another newcomer is Galleri Maria Veie, a central figure in Oslo's under-recognized contemporary art scene, bringing Jumana Manna to the IMPULSE section of solo artist booths. From New York comes Larissa Goldston Gallery, whose artists on view include the young American artist Orly Genger. For its garden area, PULSE Miami has commissioned Genger to create Beefcakes, a functional elaboration on prior installations by Genger, including her current MASS MoCA installation Big Boss, in which a gigantic construction of woven climbing rope appears to explode through a wall into a colossal mass throughout the gallery space.

Schroeder Romero and Shredder - a new joint venture, bringing together Schroeder Romero Gallery and The Sienese Shredder - make their first appearance in an art fair, bringing Michael Waugh's Decline and Fall (of a performance artist). Waugh will continuously read from The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire with no breaks during an eight hour long day at the fair. The performance is accompanied by a drawing inspired by the texts, on view in the gallery's booth. Following last year's acclaimed turn, the Austin, Texas collective OK Mountain will present Trailer, an ambitious new sculptural installation exploring the tradition of customized barbecue trailers, courtesy of New York's Freight + Volume.

Several galleries come to PULSE Miami from points outside North America and Europe. Asian galleries include Silverlens Gallery from the Philippines, plus Ai Kowada Gallery and veteran exhibitor Megumi Ogita, both from Tokyo. A sizeable Latin American contingent will also be on view, represented by mainstay gallery Nina Menocal from Mexico City; Arróniz, also from Mexico City; and Bogota, Colombia's Nueveochenta. San Juan, Puerto Rico's RICA Gallery; and San José, Costa Rica's Galería Bickar will exhibit in the IMPULSE section of curated solo-artist booths.

The Miami 2010 edition of the fair's PULSE PLAY> video exhibition is curated by Tampa Museum of Art Executive Director Todd D. Smith. Titled Water on the Mind, works by Janaina Tschape, Janet Biggs and Johanna Billing channel a range of emotions - frustration, melancholy, and nostalgia, evoked by the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Performed repeatedly over the course of the fair is WALL, a study in choreography by Shannon Gillen & Guests (see press kit/website for schedule). WALL imagines the human body as a magnetized form under pressure, irresistibly drawn to the length of a wall. Bodies will collide, levitate, and orbit this space, creating new relationships as they interact.

The PULSE Prize will be awarded to an exceptional emerging artist selected from the IMPULSE section of the fair by the PULSE Committee. The recipient will receive a $2,500 cash grant and the opportunity to design the limited-edition tote bag created for the next year's fair. VIPs attending PULSE Miami 2010 will receive complimentary bags designed by last year's PULSE Prize winner, OK Mountain. Other prior recipients include Eric Beltz, Chen Chien-Jen, Philip Gurrey, Chris Natrop, Emilio Chapela Perez, Duke Riley, and Travis Somerville.

To enhance the experience of our guests, PULSE Miami has commissioned a rotating program of food trucks from some of Miami's favorite restaurants: the wildly popular Latin Burger; gourmet food truck pioneer Gastropod; Jefe's Original, serving their signature fish tacos; and Yellow Submarine, purveyors of the finest Colombian fast food. Each day a different truck will be available to guests in the fair's plaza - please see the schedule available on the next page. Finally, at the end of each day visitors are invited to reward themselves and partake in cocktails at the PULSE Bar, from 4pm to 7pm.

For a full list of the galleries exhibiting at PULSE Miami 2010 please click here

PULSE Miami 2010 is brought in part by the generosity of the following sponsors and partners:

EPIC Hotel, Jaguar, Société Perrier, Garden Design, Travelers, New World Symphony, Henriot Champagne, Grolsch, Ultimat Vodka, Artist Pension Trust, Mayor's Office of Film & Cultural Affairs, Prime Event Group, Miami Magazine,, Artbus, Spanish Cultural Center in Miami, Miami Art Museum, Wolfsonian FIU, Bass Museum of Art, Elizabeth Stevens & Co., Smart Source, Spuntino Catering, and SPACE|design + production.