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Streets: Liqen (Kiev)

Recently in Kiev, Liqen painted a stunning large-scale mural on the side of a residential building on Bratislavskaya Street. Originally asked by the curators of the event to paint imagery that opposed the war, the Spanish artist had planned something a little more provocative but ultimately scaled things back to this just as amazing portrait of a titan. Interestingly, the figure with a with a pot for a head holds a hybrid woman-plant in his arms – you can read more explanation here as well as look […]
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Showing: Ugo Rondinone – “the sun at 4pm” @ Gladstone Gallery

Currently at Gladstone Gallery in New York at their 21st Street location, a show entitled the sun at 4pm is on view, the latest solo from Ugo Rondinone. The part for the exhibition that may be of interest to our readers are the indoor sculptures that mirror his Seven Magic Mountains installation currently on display on the outskirts of Las Vegas (covered). These vibrant multicolored balanced rock formations from the Swiss artist are what comprises the “mountain” portion of his “mountain, sun, waterfall, and cloud” series of works included in […]
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Previews: Christian Rex van Minnen – “Enantiodromia” @ Gallery Poulsen

On October 14th, Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen will be opening Enantiodromia, a new solo from Christian Rex van Minnen (featured). The show will include 12 new pieces, produced for this exhibition, and will stay on view until November 11th. Two years since his last solo with the gallery (covered), the NYC-based artist is back with a whole new body of work that includes oil paintings, as well as monotype prints and for the first time – ceramic sculptures. The main concept behind the show is to focus on the tendency of things to […]
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Streets: Ai Weiwei – “Reframe” @ Palazzo Strozzi (Florence)

Over the weekend, Ai Weiwei unveiled a provocative new installation on the facade of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence which continues his commentary on the current refugee crisis in Europe. Entitled Reframe, the Chinese artist’s latest public work will features 22 life rafts attached to the historic building’s windows, a striking critique of the handling of the humanitarian crisis. Inside, an exhibition entitled Libero will be Italy’s first major retrospective of the dissident – artist’s work including “key monumental installations, sculptures and objects, as well as videos and photography series […]
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Overtime: Sept 19 – Sept 25

More stories from the week that ended Sept 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Karon Davis’ Pain Management at Wilding Cran exhibition images are up on the gallery’s website. RIP: Annie Pootoogook, who passed away at the age of 47. Her death is being investigated. RIP: Jan Statman, who passed away at the age of 81 after being involved in a vehicular accident. RIP: Wilf Roberts, who passed away at the age of 75 following an illness. RIP: Hassan Sharif, who passed away at the age of 65 […]
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Previews: Martin Wittfooth – “Archaic Revival” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On the 1st of October, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new solo from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) entitled Archaic Revival. The new series of paintings, some large-scale, continue to examine humans and their impact on the environment thru the lens of his majestic animal subjects. Also included in the exhibition from the New York-based artist will be his first sculptures in bronze, limited edition versions of his unique artistic vision. In discussing his new work, Wittfooth states title of the show is  “borrowed from late […]
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Upcoming: “And Who is My Neighbor: Stories From the Margins” @ The Green Art Gallery

On September 27th, the opening reception for And Who is My Neighbor: Stories From the Margins is scheduled from 6:30-8:30pm at The Green Art Gallery at Biola University. Curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus and Jeff Rau, the group exhibition features artists “respond to division and injustice by highlighting the stories of oppressed and marginalized people” as suggested by the title inspired by the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan. Participants include Diedrick Brackens, Kent Anderson Butler, Alejandro Cartagena, Ramiro Gomez, Lauren Halsey, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Patrick Martinez (seen above), Amitis […]
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Showing: Todd James – “We Are One” @ Galería Javier López

On the 15th of September, Galería Javier López & Fer Francés opened a new show by Todd James entitled We Are One. For his third show in six years with the Madrid gallery, the NYC-based artist painted a new body of work that reflect his views of the times we live in. The title of the show is the American artist’s sarcastic commentary about the current state of the world – while the majority of people support peace, unity and tolerance, the world is full of terrorism, wars, injustice and wrongdoing. Everything from popular culture to global […]
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Releases: Matthew Palladino Prints @ Strange Cessation

Currently through Strange Cessation, Matthew Palladino has a three prints available for in a variety of sizes, editions, and prices. The three images are a good selection of the New York-based artist’s work from a few years back including a sticker image, a distorted and stretched piece, as well as an example of his wit. Test Print is produced in a run of 25, sized at 11 x 14″, and costs $80.  Sprinkles is produced in a run of 6, sized at 26 x 38″, and […]
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Streets: MTO // Art United Us (Kiev)

A few weeks ago, MTO visited the Ukrainian capital to take part in the ongoing Art United Us (see our coverage of other murals) project curated by Iryna Kanishcheva and Geo Leros. During his stay, he painted a large elaborate mural inspired by the unprecedented hack of Ukraine’s power grid last December. With his recent work, the French artist is including the events from the cyber world into his imagery while creating sort of a reality glitch. This particular piece was his visual representation of the hacker attack that left 230,000 Ukrainian residents in the […]
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