An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...
Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...
Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...
Jannis Kounellis at his 2012 show at the Blain/Southern gallery in Berlin (Image: Kamil Zihnioglu/dapd).
The Greek-Italian artist Jannis Kounellis, one of the leading figures of the Arte Povera movement, died in Rome’s Villa Mafalda hospital, aged 80, according to Italian media reports.
Born in Piraeus , Greece in 1936, the artist moved to Rome at the age of 20 to study at the Academy of Fine Arts and considered the Eternal City his adopted home, where he continued to live and work.
Cheim & Read was founded in 1997 by John Cheim and Howard Read. The gallery actively represents an international group of leading contemporary artists and estates, embracing diverse artistic practices, from painting and sculpture to photography and video. Artists represented have exhibited extensively in museums and galleries world-wide, and are regularly included in exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Carnegie International and Documenta. Established in New York City’s Chelsea neighbourhood, Cheim & Read has an airy, 6,000 square foot building with multiple spaces, allowing for intimate or expansive exhibition formats.
Cheim & Read is characterised by its commitment to a rigorous curatorial model. It is known for critical monographic exhibitions, including comprehensive, museum-quality surveys of work by William Eggleston (21st Century), Lynda Benglis (New Work), Louise Bourgeois (Suspension), Joan Mitchell (Trees), Milton Resnick (The Elephant in the Room) and Al Held (The Alphabet Paintings). The gallery is also acclaimed for organising historically-significant group exhibitions, including The New Landscape/The New Still Life, an in-depth examination of Chaim Soutine’s influence on Modern art; The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, a show of women artists’ depictions of the female form; and I Am As You Will Be, a study of the skeleton and mortality in artistic representation.
The gallery publications complement our exhibition program. Carefully selected writers, poets and respected historians provide insight to the artist’s working process, resulting in exhibition catalogues that are not only beautifully designed and printed, but which add to the scholarship of contemporary artistic discourse.
Since its founding, Cheim & Read has also specialised in the resale of select works from the 20th century, including artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Members of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the gallery subscribes to the highest standards of connoisseurship, professionalism and ethical practice, and offers an effective and confidential alternative for the transfer of important works of art from and on behalf of private individuals and institutions.
In the spring of 2012, Wooson Gallery inaugurated the new space with the exhibition of the world's leading sculptor 'Tony Cragg' which was artist's first solo exhibition at a gallery in Korea. Including Tony Cragg, Wooson Gallery represents and promotes numerous important international artists for the first time in Korea such as Sean Scully, Jannis Kounellis, Hubert Scheibl, Andrei Molodkin, Barthélémy Toguo, and Kei Takemura. Also, Wooson Gallery presented the exhibition of Chung Sang-Hwa and Ha Chong-Hyun in 2013 and 2014, which contributed to arouse attention of Korean Monochrome in the international art word. In 2016, the gallery provides exhibitions of Choi Byung-So and Lee Kang-So at Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne, France, appraising Korean artists to the world.
Wooson Gallery is directly working with international artists and critics to produce museum-quality exhibitions of distinguished work with the intention of enlightening clients and visitors so that they may form motley opinions and make decisions when appreciating and acquiring contemporary art. The gallery staff takes this educational mission seriously so that they devote to publish raisonne of the artists whose exhibition have in Wooson and organizes according educational programs such as lectures, artist talks, international communication between art lovers and professionals as well as any kind of meetings with artists, art critics and art historians. Wooson Gallery continues not only to focus on great international and Korean masters but also to introduce young Korean artists to the global audience. At the same time Wooson Gallery sees its principal mission of the great artists of our epoch and in their museological and public integration in Korea.
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