Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...
When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...
Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...
Exhibition views (top left to bottom right): Ruth Buchanan, Bad Visual Systems (2 October–22 December 2016), Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Jacqueline Fraser, The Making of Mississippi Grind, Auckland Art Gallery (20 May–15 October 2017); Jess Johnson (with Simon Ward): Whol Why Wurld, Carriageworks, Sydney (30 March–25 June 2017); Pati Solomona Tyrell, Fāgogo, St Paul St. Gallery, Auckland 8 June–21 July (2017).
When Pati Solomona Tyrell told his parents he was gay, his mother advised him to make a name for himself and show the world he would be a success.
This week, Aotea reminded her young artist son of her words when he called his parents to say he'd been nominated for the Walters Prize.
Heralded in 1888 as 'the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion', Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tāmaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering
over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and
contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific artists, as well as European
painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
The Gallery is also home to the Chartwell Collection, a collection of contemporary art from
New Zealand and Australia.
Auckland Art Gallery continues to actively acquire works across all collection areas. The
Gallery supports the exhibition programmes of other public art galleries and museums
throughout New Zealand and overseas by making its collection available for loan.
With the rapid growth of the Gallery’s collection, the historic building has undergone a
succession of extensions and alterations. The most recent redevelopment opened to the
public in September 2011. This ambitious building project restored and preserved the
building’s iconic heritage fabric while adding large contemporary exhibition spaces, extensive
glazing and new outdoor sculpture terraces.
The redeveloped Gallery is at the centre of a city whose energy and enthusiasm for the arts
continues to grow.
Bodil Blain: How do you take your coffee?Eric Fischl: I love my coffee. I have a bean-to-cup machine and I use roseline.BB: How has the new US political landscape affected your work?EF: Over the last few years, since the election cycle that brought Trump into power, there has been an apotheosis of something that had been building for some time.
The career of Joan Mitchell, who once likened Clement Greenberg to a 'toilet seat,' ought to remind us of how tribal the art world continues to be. There are those who want to belong to clubs and acquire the proper affiliations, and there are others who don't or can't belong to anything of the sort, even the cliques that would gladly welcome them....
In a darkened room flashes of looming concrete walls and extruded limbs – serial images of Lina Bo Bardi's SESC Pompéia art and leisure centre in São Paulo – pulse to a score by the German-Spanish composer Maria de Alvear. The artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien and his editor Adam Finch – the room is part of Julien's David Adjaye-designed studio...
Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror, closing tomorrow at MoMA PS1, is about as perfect an exhibition as you can imagine: setting, installation, and selection. It's a show I wish I could visit again and again, if circumstances hadn't prevented me from getting to it sooner.Curated by Julie Ault, an artist and co-founder of the activist collective Group...
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