Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...
In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...
'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...
In his latest exhibition, Apostolos Palavrakis surprises us with seemingly unfamiliar object-like sculptures, sometimes reminiscent of utopian architectural designs. It makes us think of the great period of intellectual awakening at the beginning of the last century, first and foremost in Russia with the Suprematists and their models of utopia. He consciously deploys these formal references in his work, but at the same time Palavrakis explores the dystopian moment of these avant-garde concepts, which sought radical change not only in the aesthetic, but also in the overall social context. And thus his constructions are permanently held between stability and collapse. We view the complex three-dimensional compositions with both infusion and astonishment, wandering round them, causing the works to seem to unfold and close over and over again, resulting in ever new visual perceptions.
German / English
30 x 24.5 cm
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