Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cycle New York's [Art]chipelago - By Boat By Peggy Roalf Friday June 29, 2012


Is New York becoming the new Stockholm? Judging from the crowds lined up at the East River Ferry’s 34th Street pier last weekend, it’s not a bad guess. New York is, after all, an archipelago, with islands of art and culture beckoning.
For an art-by cycle-tour of Long Island City and Brooklyn, the ferry company offers an all day hop-on hop-off ticket for $15 – bicycle included. InformationStops at Long Island City, Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridge Park will get you to venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park, the Noguchi Museum and Sculpture GardenMoMA PS1Photoville, and dozens of art galleries. WagMag, the Brooklyn Art Guide, has all you need to know for that borough, including maps.
If you want to continue on to Governors Island (Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays through September 30th), stay on until the last stop at Pier 11, where boats depart from 10:10 am to 3:25 pm. Information. Or you can cycle about a half mile further south to the island’s dedicated free ferry service. Information. There are outdoor and indoor art exhibits, dance performances, workshops -- and free kayaking on Saturdays. Information.
During the summer months, the East River Ferry also carries music and art lovers to events on Randalls Island. Last week it was the Governors Ball Music Festival, a sold-out two-day rock and acoustic music event headlined by Fiona Apple, Beck and Modest Mouse. On the last weekend of July, the Catalpa NYC festival takes the stage, with Electric Zoo scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Information

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sharon Hayes Says: Listen Closely


Monday, June 25, 2012

Sharon Hayes, "There's So Much I Want To Say To You"

Take notes, 99%. Artist Sharon Hayes makes her activist voice heard in "There's So Much I Want To Say To You," a collection of new and old works occupying the Whitney's third floor. (A real Retrospective of S!) Through photography, film, and performance, Hayes explores the impact of political protest and public speech throughout the history and culture of the past century.
Dates: June 21 - September 9
Location: The Whitney, 945 Madison Avenue
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Friday, June 22, 2012

to read in France Amerique about Annette Messager'show in NYC

Annette Messager ou l’art de l’oxymore

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Plus d’informations : Exposition du 26 juin au 24 août à la Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, 4e étage, à New York.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

FETE de la musique en dessin et poesie..

Et si,
comme Rémi,
malgré un sol humide
et un mal de do terrible,
on allait à la fête de la musique...
Prenons la clé des chants,
bonnes notes
et voyons la vie en rose !

About Leroy Neiman 1921 2012

read about him in the NYTIMES
LeRoy Neiman, Artist Who Captured Sports and Public Life, Dies at 91

Mr. Neiman, who painted racetrack scenes and Olympic contests, depicted public life in gaudy colors.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Enjoy art not only with your kids,without going to Manhattan: FISH TALES around WESTCHESTER in White Plains

In White Plains
DO not miss the show:

ArtsWestchester presents


Friday June 8, 2012 - Saturday August 11, 2012

The gallery in ArtsWestchester’s historic building in downtown White Plains will be transformed into an immersive environment that will take visitors on an artistic and educational journey around the Hudson River and Long Island Sound.
Fish Tales Around Westchester is an unique art exhibition that will engage and inspire visitors as they learn about Westchester’s vital waterways. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

More infos about the exhibit Picasso and Francoise Gilot

I like to discover an exhibit and read AFTER having made up my own mind...

really,..not to be missed..@Gagosian Upper East Side

Sometimes, visitors have a better information about what's going on in your city...That was the case last Friday  after a tour I gave in French at the Whitney.The leader of a group of french visitors  LES MARDIS DE L"ART attracted my attention to the exhibit on view at Gagosian. So, the next day, I went...and was not disapointed all....I have to say that in the group was  Mrs Dominique Dupuis-Labbé  whose advice I could trust....(Dominique Dupuis-Labbé est conservatrice en chef au Service des Musées de France, chargée des acquisitions, de la restauration, de la conservation préventive et de la recherche. Elle est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur Picasso, Monet, et commissaire d’importantes rétrospectives Picasso (Taipei, Tokyo, Rio, Paris et dernièrement Malaga).
You better hurry up and visit it before it closes:  IT IS FABULOUS
“Picasso and Françoise Gilot” continues through June 30 at the Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, near 77th Street; (212) 744-2313,


MAY 2 - JUNE 30, 2012

More Infos:

La femme-fleur (Françoise Gilot), June 1946
Oil on canvas
68 1/2 x 26 inches  (174 x 66 cm)
Private Collection  © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Enjoy Westchester and Culture@ the Katonah Museum

Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese PhotographyIn the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
March 25 - September 2, 2012
In celebration of the Chinese astrological Year of the Dragon, the KMA presents images by Chinese artists working in their homeland over the past 12 years – a period of astounding social and economic transformation. “I see it as organized chaos,” says curator Miles Barth. “It’s like China itself – a mass of humanity going in every direction at the speed of light. The artists are responding to every aspect of society, everything they see and live.” Subjects addressed range from the rapid urbanization of the country to the opening of the information age through the Internet. Also included are photographic tableaus that reference religion, politics, cultural identity, and the radically changing attitudes towards these societal pillars. Among the photographers represented are Liyu +Liubo, Li Wei, Muge, O Zhang, Tian Taiquan,Yang YiYu HaiboZhang Huan, and Zhang Xiao.
Click on the select artists above for information, photographs, and videos about their work.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

TODAY..IN NYC Museum mile festival

CHECK for details


Begun as an initiative to spur the development of new museum audiences and to increase support for the arts during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Museum Mile was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address. The first festival, held in June of 1978, was an instant success. Not only did it expose New Yorkers and NYC visitors to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches, it also brought together disparate New Yorkers. From the barrios of East Harlem and the townhouses lining the Upper East Side, to the winding streets of the Village and the clustered neighborhoods of the outer-boroughs, people came to celebrate their shared pride in their city. Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

save the date FIAC in PARIS


Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
We are delighted to present to you the list of exhibiting galleries of FIAC 2012 together with the highlights of cultural and artistic events on offer in Paris during FIAC that will take place from October 18th to October 21st (Preview on October 17th).
All FIAC 2012 exhibitors will show within the majestic landmark of the Grand Palais which incorporates, for the first time, the newly renovated Salon d’Honneur, historic heart of the architectural ensemble formed by the Grand Palais/Palais de la Découverte. The Naveand the Salon d’Honneur will house galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art. Level +1 will host contemporary art galleries, galleries representing the emerging art scene together with the Lafayette sector178 galleries representing 24 countries will exhibit at FIAC 2012.
FIAC 2012 continues to reinforce its identity, underpinned by the exceptional quality of the exhibiting galleries and that of the works on view, but also the unequalled prestige of its venues, their location in the heart of Paris and the close relationships that FIAC enjoys with the city’s leading cultural institutions.
Off-site exhibitions in the context of FIAC Hors les Murs programme will be presented in a number of prestigious Parisian venues. 2012 will see the inauguration of monumental outdoor sculptures presented at the Place Vendôme. For the seventh consecutive year, FIAC will collaborate with the Domaine national du Louvre & des Tuileries to invest theTuileries Gardens with a major ensemble of outdoor sculptures and installations. FIAC is equally proud to present its outdoor exhibition focusing on the theme of nature, biodiversity and the environment in the Jardin des plantes and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.
In addition to screenings held in the Grand Palais Auditorium, FIAC will present the programme of artists’ films in Cinéphémère in the Tuileries Gardens, organised in association with the Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard. Finally, as a complement toOuvertures/Openings, the programme of artists’ performances organised in association with the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum since 2008, FIAC will develop its cultural programme with a series of performances and conferences in various emblematic venues in Paris.
FIAC week will once again be marked by the rich diversity of artistic and cultural events in the city. Among the highlights of this autumn season: exhibitions of Bertrand Lavier, Adel Abdessemed and Mircea Cantor at Centre Pompidou, Michel Blazy at Le Plateau and Fabrice Hyber at MAC/VAL. The Grand Palais will present an exhibition of Edward Hopper; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris will feature L’Art en guerre - France 1938-1947 - De Picasso à Dubuffet and the collection of Michael Werner, together with solo shows of Roman Ondak and Bertille Bak. La maison rouge will presentGiuliana & Tommaso Setari’s private collection; Jeu de Paume will show exhibitions ofManuel Álvarez Bravo and Antoni Muntadas. Slightly further afield, an unprecedented retrospective exhibition of wall drawings by Sol LeWitt will be on view at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and Lille 3000 will present Fantastic 2012.
Finally, the Palais de Tokyo will open "Dérives de l’imaginaire," the first thematic show to be held since the renovation of the building’s new spaces, making the institution one of the largest sites devoted to contemporary art in Europe with a total surface area of 22,000sq.m. Additionally, on show will be a new cycle of Modules as well as solo exhibitions of Fabrice Hyber, Markus Schinwald, Neil Beloufa, Damir Ocko and Ryan Gander together with East Side stories, contemporary Croatian videos in the framework of Festival d’Automne.
Information concerning the programme will be regularly updated on “In Paris during FIAC” page on our website You will also find the list of our partner hotels in Paris.
We look forward to seeing you in Paris and we remain at your entire disposal for any further information you may require.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Not new..but always good...about MINDS AT WORK


Helping Managers Find, and Fix, Their Flaws

The Dahesh Museum has moved to Hudson Square....


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

save the date NY ART BOOK FAIR 2012

Printed Matter, Inc. presents
September 28–30, 2012
Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm

Printed Matter presents the seventh annual NY Art Book Fair, September 28 to 30, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 27.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries.

Lucy Lippard and Paul Chan are the keynote speakers for this year’s Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference—a dynamic, two-day symposium on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. The Classroom—a curated series of artist-led workshops, readings, and discussions—will engage visitors in lively conversation all weekend long. The NY Art Book Fair will also include special project rooms, screenings, book signings, and performances throughout the weekend.

Over 15,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2011.

Hours and Location
The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12 am–7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Visit for further information and to join our mailing list. For exhibitor and media inquiries, write to

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

what's new @ Muriel Guepin Gallery

New Group Show Opening Tomorrow Wednesday June 6, 2012 6:30 - 8 pm

Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to announce "Jeux Rêves" an exhibition featuring the artworks of:

This exhibition features new works on paper and cloth, and a collaborative site-specific installation. Intuition and conceptual forms are the leading elements shared in the works of these two multimedia artists.


Opening Reception
Wednesday June 6, 2012  from 6:30 - 8 pm

The show will be on view through July 15, 2012

Jeux - Pauline Galiana
I practice in a multi-disciplinary manner across diverse media and social inputs and focus on actively engaging the viewer in a visual conversation. The concept of playful poetic narration through visual media runs through my work, as does a reflection on the sources of, and how one recycles, creative energy. I use literal leftovers from different stages of my own work -- ideas, forms, emotions or material. Color drives my instinctive state of mind: hue, shade, tone, pigment, stain, wash, all bring vividness and an inspirational excitement.

Arezoo Moseni 2 
Rêves - Arezoo Moseni
Geometry, chemistry and motion fuel my work and drawing is the foundation of everything I do including my photography. The configuration of my drawings is driven by a series of interconnected tetrahedrons inspired by Kepler's planetary motion laws, Euler's polyhedron formula, and Fuller's synergetic geometry. Working with red wine from different parts of the world reflects my romance with living breathing organic materials. The color, luminosity and aging process make red wine a wondrous liquid pigment. Drawing with and seeing red wine come alive on paper and cloth feels as if I am in paradise.

Muriel Guepin Gallery
47 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, June 2, 2012

about Yayoi KUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama is a unique artist, and her autobiography is a unique, if not to say weird, book. "Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama" (translated by Ralph McCarthy, University of Chicago Press) is not so much an in-depth narrative of a life as an assertion of Kusama's artistic identity — part memoir, part critique, part artistic statement. She is critical of the lack of support for contemporary art in Japan, and is still re......
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